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USE SATELLITE TECH TO ACCESS INTERNET – GATCHALIAN

Given that the Philippines is an archipelagic country and is not well supported by robust telecommunications infrastructure, maximizing the use of satellite technology as an alternative connectivity solution can address problems on the reliability of internet connection especially in many remote areas, Senator Win Gatchalian said. In necessitating the filing of Senate Bill No. 2250 […]

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RIZAL SOLON WELCOMES DIGITAL 2021 BAR EXAMS

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles lauded on Tuesday the Supreme Court’s move to go digital for this year’s Bar examinations and urged other government instrumentalities to take their cue from the High Court, which has leveraged technology in order to continue to perform its mandate. “Once again, the SC is leading the way in […]

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INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHERS — GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to utilize its P4 billion allocation under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act (Republic Act 11494) or Bayanihan 2 to invest in technology for the use of teachers. Under Bayanihan 2, the P4 billion allocation aims to assist the DepEd in putting up information technology […]

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Science & Technology

MAGELLAN VOYAGE QUINCENTENNIAL KICK-OFF, SEA GAMES CEREMONIES MADE ‘MAGICAL’ BY IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY

The opening and closing ceremonies of the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Philippine Arena and New Clark City still makes jaws drop whenever the sounds and sights of it come to mind. The brave and colorful Filipino spirit came to life on stage, providing glimpses of our art and culture, our tribal roots, […]

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DTI, SEIPI TO SHOWCASE PH ELECTRONICS, TECH IN THE US – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI), the largest organization of foreign and Filipino electronics companies in the Philippines, will present the Philippine electronics capabilities during the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) which runs from 7-10 January 2020 in Las […]

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USE TECH, INTERNET TO BE LIKE RIZAL – REP. NOGRALES

The age of the internet has seen to it that “being like Rizal is much more feasible than in the past,” and the youth should seize the advantages that come with being digital natives, a young lawmaker said. “Rizal had the advantage of quality education, starting with the patient teaching of his mother, which had […]

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL NOT LEAD TO JOB LOSS – LOPEZ

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez dispelled fears over possible job losses due to the emerging new technologies in various industries. “Technology leads to innovation and new approach in doing things. It won’t always lead to loss of jobs but rather provide opportunities for the industry to increase productivity and introduce new high-paying jobs for […]

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SENATE APPROVES FISHERIES CENTERS IN AKLAN, LANAO DEL NORTE, CAGAYAN – VILLAR

The Senate has approved on third and final reading three measures which seek to establish fisheries research centers in the country to address the declining fish population and high poverty incidence among the more than 1.5 million coastal fisherfolks in the country. Unanimously approved were House Bill 7491, which seeks to establish a provincial fisheries […]

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SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF PH SPACE AGENCY – AQUINO

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to strengthen the country’s space program with the creation of a Philippine Space Agency. With 18 affirmative votes and no negative votes, the Senate passed Bill 1983, otherwise known as an “Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and Creating the […]

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NEA TO GIVE ROMBLON’S COBRADOR ISLAND POTABLE WATER THRU HYDROPANELS

The National Electrification Administration (NEA), in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will install solar-powered hydropanels in Cobrador Island, Romblon whose community has been deprived of access to safe drinking water for years. The agency will be deploying four SOURCE Hydropanel units this April, which is part of its ongoing project with the ADB […]