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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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Government

DENR TO PILOT TEST ONLINE LAND TITLING SYSTEM

The Land Management Bureau (LMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will pilot test an online data-sharing system with the municipality of Bay in Laguna province to fast track the process of land titling and address land titling conflicts. Under the said project, the tax declaration records of the local government unit […]

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Government

DOT LAUNCHES HALAL FOOD TOURISM SERIES ONLINE

Coinciding with the celebration of the Muslim festival Eid’l Adha, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched the Halal Culinary Tourism series that introduces the initiative and showcases unique culinary finds in Mindanao. The video series can be viewed on the Department’s social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said that […]

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Politics

PROBE FUNDS USED FOR TROLL FARMS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva joined calls for the Upper Chamber to investigate allegations of public funds financing “troll” farms which were reportedly established to sow misinformation in time for the coming elections in 2022. “Organized trolls are weapons of mass distraction. The seeds of falsehood they plant ripen into hate ready to be harvested by those […]

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BILL VS CHILD ONLINE SEXUAL ABUSE GETS SENATE OK

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the Senate’s third reading approval of a bill that would strengthen the government’s crackdown on the online sexual abuse and the exploitation of children (OSAEC). Gatchalian is the co-author of Senate Bill No. 2209 or the “Special Protections against Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) Law” which defines and […]

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PASS DIGITAL ECONOMY BILLS NOW, SAYS VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has called on the Congress to pass a trio of measures designed to accelerate the Philippines’ digitalization switch amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in support of President Duterte’s goal of transforming the country into a key player in the global digital economy. These digitalization initiatives are Villafuerte’s three legislative proposals  on institutionalizing […]

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Government

DTI, SHOPEE LAUNCH ONLINE NATIONAL FOOD FAIR

The Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP) partners anew with Shopee Philippines for another online National Food Fair on 10-16 May. The National Food Fair first went online on 16-17 May 2020 and featured 29 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and their food products. This year, the online National Food Fair […]

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Sports & Entertainment

UST MEDIATRIX PRESENTS ‘HOMO HOMO SAPIENS’ ONLINE

Mediartrix of the University of Santo Tomas is bringing its first Web-Series Production to your screens! Set during the pandemic, Homo Homo sapiens tells the story of the protagonists who met through the hands of fate. By the will of the universe, a mysterious website brought them together. Bram Herrera is a boy who has been single all […]

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Government

NETIZENS CAN REPORT ROAD DAMAGE ONLINE – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has recently fixed two road sections with potholes and uneven carriageway, thanks to concerned citizens who reported the road damage through social media. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said that the Department’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter which are also used as platforms for citizens engagement […]

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STOP CHILD SEX ABUSE WITH EDUCATION – GATCHALIAN

Following the exacerbation of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) cases in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing anew for the institutionalization of a comprehensive “Human Trafficking Preventive Education Program” to protect the Filipino children and youth from the different forms of trafficking. Gatchalian earlier sounded the alarm on students […]