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Politics

VILLAFUERTE BATS FOR ANTI-ONLINE SEXUAL ABUSE ACT

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte urged  President Duterte to sign into law a bill that will strengthen the protection of children against online abuse and sexual exploitation. The House of Representatives and the Senate recently ratified the bicameral conference committee (bicam) report on the proposed Anti-Online Sexual Abuse or Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) Act. The Anti-OSAEC bill ratified […]

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Science & Technology

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL THAT INFORMATION?

When the internet era began to shift our lives from analogue to digital, many platforms surfaced to create more means of reaching people to provide information, entertainment, and education. From the basics of googling, we proceeded to write about them through blogs or record them through vlogs and podcasts.  Along with the rise of the […]

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Politics

FILE CASE VS RIO OVER INTERNET PROJECT – AGLIPAY

A House of Representatives panel has recommended the filing of criminal charges against former Department of Information and Communications (DICT) undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. over the alleged irregularities in the government’s Free Public Internet Access Program (FPIAP). The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability recommended the filing of charges against Rio for violating […]

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Science & Technology

HOW IT WORKS: INTERNET AND THE WEB

Because of the transition to remote and digital work, our reliance on the internet has increased rapidly these past couple of years. The internet is a wide worldwide network that makes us able to access the web. The web, or also called the World Wide Web, is a wide system of information. Any information we […]

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Politics

FREE TABLETS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS URGED

Acknowledging that “digital learning is here to stay” even after the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and face-to-face classes resume, an education party-list backed a bill in Congress pushing to provide tablets to all students of public schools and state universities and colleges. “Digital learning is part of the new normal, and it is […]

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Science & Technology

CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF GOOGLE

Everyone with access to the internet knows about Google. With its mission “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” Google has taken the internet by storm. Its innovations transcend its original service, which is the Google website, to their own applications and even their own devices. Inception and History Larry […]

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Politics

STRONG INTERNET CONNECTIVITY SEEN IN CAR BY 2023

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is expected to have strong and reliable connectivity by 2023 after an internet service provider committed to provide a fiber-optic broadband network and a satellite global technology even in the most remote mountain towns. Clarence Alvarado, the lead engineer of Metroworks ICT in charge of installing fiber optic cables, said […]

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Politics

PROTECT KIDS FROM ONLINE ADULT FILMS — ABANTE

“If streaming platforms cannot guarantee that minors will not have access to adult movies in their applications and websites, the MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board) should step in and shield our children from this kind of dangerous, distasteful, and dreadful digital content.”This strong warning was issued on Friday by Deputy Speaker Benny […]

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Politics

MAKE INTERNET A SAFE SPACE FOR KIDS – GATCHALIAN

While Senator Win Gatchalian seeks to make the internet accessible to the country’s learners, he also pressed the importance of making it a safe space for all Filipino children. The 2020 study “Philippine Kids Online” backed by the United Nations Children’s Fund showed that on average, the age at which children first go online is […]

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Government

DEPED OFFERS PROGRAMS IN ETULAY SUMMER CAMP

To further enhance the knowledge acquired in the previous school year, the Department of Education (DepEd) has started streaming episodes of the ETUlay Summer Camp. From July 19 until August 28, the ETUlay Summer Camp will offer English and Math remediation programs for interested learners, as well as Scouting, Arts and Craft Class, Music Class/Playing […]