2019

DICT finds no violation in info security

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo and Denise A. Valdez, January 15 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/dict-finds-no-violation-in-info-security/ Image Credit to Department of Information and Communications Technology THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Tuesday said its initial evaluation found “organizations” in government compliant with information security standards. Also on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. clarified this […]

2019

House approves bill waiving gov’t fees for fresh graduates

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By Charmaine A. Tadalan, January 14 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/house-approves-bill-waiving-govt-fees-for-fresh-graduates/ Image Credit to Business World THE House of Representatives on Monday approved the bill exempting fresh graduates from government fees on pre-employment requirements. With 200 affirmative votes and zero negative, the chamber approved House Bill No. 172 which intends to provide assistance to new graduates by […]

2019

Palace to look into passport data breach

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By Arjay L. Balinbin, January 14 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/palace-to-look-into-passport-data-breach/ Image Credit to Philippine Star MALACAÑANG SAID on Monday it will look into the alleged passport data breach, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Presidential Communications Operations Office(PCOO), and the United Graphics Expression Corporation (UGEC). “Well, today we are writing the DFA regarding […]

2019

EO gives Duterte power to probe corrupt appointees

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By Julie M. Aurelio, January 12 2019; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1072257/eo-gives-duterte-power-to-probe-corrupt-appointees Image Credit to Philippine Star President Rodrigo Duterte now has the power to directly investigate presidential appointees he suspects of corruption. Duterte signed on Dec. 28 Executive Order No. 73 amending the tasks and powers of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), which he created in […]

2019

Pimentel to push inquiry into passport data breach

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo, January 13 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/pimentel-to-push-inquiry-into-passport-data-breach/ Image Credit to Business World SENATOR AQUILINO L. Pimentel III plans to file a resolution to look into the reported passport data breach in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) involving a previous contractor. In a text message to BusinessWorld on Sunday, the senator said he told his […]

2019

Abolition of Road Board, budget top Congress agenda

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo and Charmaine A. Tadalan, January 13 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/abolition-of-road-board-budget-top-congress-agenda/ Image Credit to Philippine Star CONGRESS RESUMES session on Monday, Jan. 14 with the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019 as the top priority measure in the Senate and the House of Representatives set to tackle the Road Board abolition bill. “These are […]

2019

Senate lists priority measures for action next week

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By Camille A. Aguinaldo, January 10 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/senate-lists-priority-measures-for-action-next-week/ Image Credit to Philippine Star SENATE PRESIDENT Vicente C. Sotto III on Thursday listed the priority measures that the chamber is seeking to pass on third and final reading, aside from the proposed 2019 national budget, when it resumes session next week. At the Kapihan sa […]

2019

Duterte signs Telecommuting Act into law

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By Arjay L. Balinbin and Gillian M. Cortez, January 10 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/duterte-signs-telecommuting-act-into-law/ Image Credit to PCOO A MEASURE institutionalizing telecommuting as an alternative work scheme has been signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, as confirmed on Thursday by Malacañang and also by Senator Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva, one of the measure’s principal authors. Signed […]

2019

Rice tariffication improving PHL’s WTO standing

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By Janina C. Lim, January 9 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/rice-tariffication-improving-phls-wto-standing/ Image Credit to Philippine Star THE Philippines’ decision not to extend quantitative restrictions on rice has improved its position with potential trading partners, its World Trade Organization (WTO) representative said. “Our view is that the perception of the Philippines as a trading partner has improved after […]

2019

House committee, Ombudsman coordinating on alleged flood control scam

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By Charmaine A. Tadalan, January 9 2019; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/house-committee-ombudsman-coordinating-on-alleged-flood-control-scam/ Image Credit to Philippine Daily Inquirer THE HOUSE of Representatives’ rules committee is already coordinating with the Office of the Ombudsman for an investigation on the alleged flood control scam, House Majority Leader Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. said on Wednesday. “Some of these investigators have […]