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Government wants $21 million refund on WiFi project

The government wants a refund of the more than $21 million it paid to a foreign contractor who was supposed to install free WiFi spots in various parts of the country, Malacañang said yesterday.

Electronics industry faces wafers shortage -SEIPI

The projected recovery of the electronics industry, the single largest export of the Philippines, is at risk due as production capacity has been affected due to shortage of semiconductor wafers, according to the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (SEIPI).

High demand for chips pushes exports up

WITH the Covid-19 vaccinations in full swing globally, the Philippine merchandise exports in March 2021 rebounded strongly, jumping 31.6 percent from the same month last year.

The promising performance was attributed to the global economic recovery arising from the ongoing Covid-19 vaccinations.

“Philippine merchandise exports in March set an encouraging pace by posting a hefty 31.6 percent advance versus the 1.5 percent decline in February this year,” Philippine Exporters Confederation in Cebu executive director Fred Escalona said.

DOST provides P685,000-technical aid to rice farmers

The DOST-IX reported that a rice harvester amounting to ₱685,000 was turned over to members of the Mabuting Pangkabuhayan Association during a simple handover ceremony.

The purchase of the harvester is part of the agency’s “Roll-out of Science, Technology and Innovation of Locally Developed Combine Rice Harvester to Enhance Rice Farm Productivity” project.

DICT wants to invest in common towers

The Department on Information and Communications Technology (DICT) plans to invest in common telecommunications towers to expand mobile services to underserved areas of the country. “DICT wishes to invest in common towers for missionary sites, complete with radio access network and Internet Protocol back haul,” DICT Undersecretary for Digital Philippines Emmanuel Rey R. Caintic said in a posted update of Telecom Tower Watch,

DTI to European firms: Invest in PHL electronics and IT-BPM

The Philippines is seeking investments from European firms in electronics and Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

DoST-PCIEERD unveils 100 completed innovative projects

As the Philippines commemorate the National Innovation Day, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) unveiled on April 22, 100 completed innovative projects aimed at helping Filipinos through research, development, and innovation.

Local tech leader MDI enters multi-billion peso deal with Advantage Partners, paves way for global expansion

The country’s leading IT systems integrator, Micro-D International Inc. (MDI), together with its fully-owned subsidiary Novare Technologies, recently sealed a multi-billion peso investment deal with Japanese private equity (PE) firm Advantage Partners (AP), as MDI reinforces its renewed commitment to further develop the country’s digitalization efforts and make it globally competitive and recognized.

How one scientist is bringing South Korea’s high-tech culture to the Philippines

It started with durians. Specifically, how they were discarded and piled up at Filipino researcher Dr. Lawrence A. Limjuco’s local district in an unsightly manner. It wasn’t part of his Ateneo de Davao University’s degree but it spurred the then chemical engineering undergrad to find more sustainable ways to dispose of them, which included using them as bedding material for edible mushrooms.

British tech start-up picked for Philippines safety project

Smart sensors, as used on UK projects including Crossrail and the Thames Tideway, will draw on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology for the remote monitoring of construction with the aim of improving safety.

Employers urged: Use tech in verifying college diplomas

EMPLOYERS are advised to do away with the traditional method of verifying diplomas and other important documents as producing fake college degrees is easier with tecThnology.

How remote revolution impacts business tech innovations

The business landscape has rapidly transformed as companies were pushed to shift to remote work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a year of virtual meetings and events, companies are now rethinking going back to the standard business arrangement. In the age of fast-transforming business models, technology providers play a crucial role in enabling the landscape to shift to whichever way companies choose to. For global innovation leader Lenovo, tech players have become more agile as businesses take on a new path, which came with a new set of needs to address.

Globe opens the country’s first 5G Hackathon

The competition will focus on the use of 5G technologies in three sectors of the Philippine economy, namely: 5G for Society – Education, Health Care, and Livelihood; 5G for Industries – Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, E-Commerce; and 5G for Smart Cities – Disaster risk management, Sustainability, Asset and Resource Management, Transportation.

DepEd, DICT join forces to fast track digital connectivity of all public schools

The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced its partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to strengthen the delivery of education through broadcast, connectivity and digital security.

DTI Chief: LGU Compliance With Automation Rule ‘Slow’

The clock is ticking for the majority of the local government units (LGUs) in the country as they have only about two months to comply with the automation of their business permit and licensing system (BPLS).

PH digitalization is well on its way – Lopez

Digitalization is well on its way in the Philippines with both government and the private sector embracing digital destiny, according to Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez. At the Sulong Pilipinas virtual forum, Lopez noted the game changer Central Business Portal (CBP) of the government is expected to be fully operational within the year with a fighting target to finish all government transaction in just half a day

Dream Team, PH private sector launch ICT courses for COVID-19 response

The Data Resilience for Ease Access and Management (DREAM) Team, in partnership with New Zealand Aid and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation’s (PDRF) Project K3, launched information and communications technology (ICT) training courses on PDRF’s e-learning platform, iADAPT.

DENR: Accelerate sustainability, climate action with digital tech

In the recently held virtual Earth Day forum organized by Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi) and Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST), DENR Undersecretary for Finance, Information Systems and Climate Change Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh said, “We can really look at information communication technology so that we can accelerate our climate action.”

LRMC, DOSRT-MIRDC ink partnership on rail tech knowledge sharing

Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the private operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1, said Friday it entered into a partnership with the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) for knowledge-sharing in an effort to create a more efficient rail system.

DepEd, DICT join forces to fast track digital connectivity of all public schools

The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced its partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to strengthen the delivery of education through broadcast, connectivity and digital security.

25 Years of Building a Brighter Future in the Philippines | SAP gives grant to Teach for the Philippines’s Batang Bayani Life Skills Program

As part of its 25th anniversary in the Philippines, SAP SE, a market leader in enterprise application software, donated a USD25,000-grant to support the Batang Bayani Life Skills Program of Teach for the Philippines (TFP), a non-profit organization working to ensure that all Filipino children benefit from inclusive, relevant, and excellent education.

DepEd, DICT join forces to fast track digital connectivity of all public schools

The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced its partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to strengthen the delivery of education through broadcast, connectivity and digital security.

Japanese company planning Batangas wiring factory

JAPAN’S Leading Co., Ltd. plans to set up a 1.7-hectare factory in Batangas to produce $12 million in wiring harnesses for export to the US every year.

The company will set up its factory on the Lima Land industrial park in Batangas, and will establish a Philippine subsidiary by the third quarter, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said in a statement Thursday. The plant is expected to create 150 jobs.

Philippine Tech Week 2021 Scheduled for Building Skills, Better Careers During This Pandemic

The ongoing pandemic caused a halt to face-to-face community meetups and conferences for more than a year now. Thankfully, with improving Internet services being rolled out all over the country, different local organizations who used to organize in-person events can mount, host webinars and online conferences aimed at upskilling and continuously educating their intended audiences.

PH digitalization is well on its way – Lopez

Digitalization is well on its way in the Philippines with both government and the private sector embracing digital destiny, according to Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez. At the Sulong Pilipinas virtual forum, Lopez noted the game changer Central Business Portal (CBP) of the government is expected to be fully operational within the year with a fighting target to finish all government transaction in just half a day

DTI Chief: LGU Compliance With Automation Rule ‘Slow’

The clock is ticking for the majority of the local government units (LGUs) in the country as they have only about two months to comply with the automation of their business permit and licensing system (BPLS).

Advanced football talent development software launched in PHL

A NEWLY developed talent development software was recently launched in the country by its Dutch makers through a local football foundation.

A social media app that's truly safe for kids? Celebrities bet on Zigazoo

A young boy named Dawson leans back in a white rocking chair on a balcony: "I bought some rocks from Home Depot and we just painted them. Let me show you over here."

Netizens acquire digital skills during Covid-19

Over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, of which over 150,000 are from the Philippines, all this through the help of Microsoft Corp., topping the company’s initial goal of 25 million in June 2020.

DTI Chief: LGU Compliance With Automation Rule ‘Slow’

The clock is ticking for the majority of the local government units (LGUs) in the country as they have only about two months to comply with the automation of their business permit and licensing system (BPLS).

Wearable electronic skin could monitor your health

Doctors may be just a few years away from tracking your vital signs via electronic skin worn on the body. Researchers in Japan say they have developed an ultra-thin, lightweight e-skin that is stuck to the chest area using water spray and can be worn for a week at a time.

Philippine Airlines joins global trial for COVID-19 digital passport

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is joining a global trial for the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) COVID-19 digital passport—part of a worldwide effort to safely ease travel restrictions.

PH digitalization is well on its way – Lopez

Digitalization is well on its way in the Philippines with both government and the private sector embracing digital destiny, according to Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez. At the Sulong Pilipinas virtual forum, Lopez noted the game changer Central Business Portal (CBP) of the government is expected to be fully operational within the year with a fighting target to finish all government transaction in just half a day

STI bridges learning gaps through innovation and technology in the new normal

Education is undeniably one of the sectors in the country that was heavily hit by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. According to UNESCO, more than 1.5 billion students were affected by school closures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease and 30 million of which are Filipino learners.

STI bridges learning gaps through innovation and technology in the new normal

Education is undeniably one of the sectors in the country that was heavily hit by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. According to UNESCO, more than 1.5 billion students were affected by school closures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease and 30 million of which are Filipino learners.

Dream Team, PH private sector launch ICT courses for COVID-19 response

The Data Resilience for Ease Access and Management (DREAM) Team, in partnership with New Zealand Aid and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation’s (PDRF) Project K3, launched information and communications technology (ICT) training courses on PDRF’s e-learning platform, iADAPT.

STI bridges learning gaps through innovation and technology in the new normal

Education is undeniably one of the sectors in the country that was heavily hit by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. According to UNESCO, more than 1.5 billion students were affected by school closures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease and 30 million of which are Filipino learners.

Huawei releases 6 groundbreaking products to supercharge the cloud, intelligent business transformation

At the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC.Cloud) 2021, Huawei launched six innovative products and services, including HUAWEI CLOUD CCE Turbo cloud container cluster, CloudIDE intelligent programming assistant, GaussDB (for openGauss) database, Trusted Intelligent Computing Service (TICS), Pangu Model (including the world's largest Chinese NLP model and CV model), and infrastructure software for diversified computing.

Dream Team, PH private sector launch ICT courses for COVID-19 response

The Data Resilience for Ease Access and Management (DREAM) Team, in partnership with New Zealand Aid and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation’s (PDRF) Project K3, launched information and communications technology (ICT) training courses on PDRF’s e-learning platform, iADAPT.

Netizens acquire digital skills during Covid-19

Over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, of which over 150,000 are from the Philippines, all this through the help of Microsoft Corp., topping the company’s initial goal of 25 million in June 2020.

Advanced football talent development software launched in PHL

A NEWLY developed talent development software was recently launched in the country by its Dutch makers through a local football foundation.

Netizens acquire digital skills during Covid-19

Over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, of which over 150,000 are from the Philippines, all this through the help of Microsoft Corp., topping the company’s initial goal of 25 million in June 2020.

Advanced football talent development software launched in PHL

A NEWLY developed talent development software was recently launched in the country by its Dutch makers through a local football foundation.

LRMC, DOSRT-MIRDC ink partnership on rail tech knowledge sharing

Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the private operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1, said Friday it entered into a partnership with the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) for knowledge-sharing in an effort to create a more efficient rail system.

LRMC, DOSRT-MIRDC ink partnership on rail tech knowledge sharing

Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the private operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1, said Friday it entered into a partnership with the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) for knowledge-sharing in an effort to create a more efficient rail system.

Digital Transformation In Government

Earlier this week, the Anti-Red Tape Authority, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government signed a joint memorandum circular enjoining all local government units (LGUs) to automate their Business Processing and Licensing Systems and setup an electronic Business One-Stop Shop (eBoss) by June 17 this year.

DOF to continue economic reforms, digitization, climate change action

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said that in order to fully liberalize the Philippine economy, the government will continue to push for the amendments to the Foreign Investments Act (FIA), Public Service Act (PSA), and Retail Trade Liberalization Act (RTLA), which were all certified by the President as urgent.

DICT installs 20 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Batanes

The free Wi-Fi hotspots were installed at Batanes General Hospital, Batanes State College, Provincial Capitol of Batanes, DICT Batanes Provincial Office, and at Mahatao Town Hall.

Google fine-tunes search for accurate, timely Covid-19 data

As it helps the online community gather information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Google announced on Thursday the launch of a dedicated search results page for quick and easy access to credible and timely information on vaccines from trusted news sources and health authorities.

Abaca farmers in Lagonglong town receive tech interventions from DOST-10

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)– 10 has turned-over Php 1.3 million check to the Local Government Unit of Lagonglong (LGU-Lagonglong) to bridge the gap in abaca processing and mechanize the methods to produce higher quality abaca in the area.

Government dropped the ball in the IT-BPM industry

The country’s Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry faces serious threats from the widespread use of chatbots (or bots) and artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, the Duterte administration has not acted fast enough to help the industry pivot.

DENR: Accelerate sustainability, climate action with digital tech

In the recently held virtual Earth Day forum organized by Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi) and Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST), DENR Undersecretary for Finance, Information Systems and Climate Change Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh said, “We can really look at information communication technology so that we can accelerate our climate action.”

Wearable electronic skin could monitor your health

Doctors may be just a few years away from tracking your vital signs via electronic skin worn on the body. Researchers in Japan say they have developed an ultra-thin, lightweight e-skin that is stuck to the chest area using water spray and can be worn for a week at a time.

DICT installs 20 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Batanes

The free Wi-Fi hotspots were installed at Batanes General Hospital, Batanes State College, Provincial Capitol of Batanes, DICT Batanes Provincial Office, and at Mahatao Town Hall.

A social media app that's truly safe for kids? Celebrities bet on Zigazoo

A young boy named Dawson leans back in a white rocking chair on a balcony: "I bought some rocks from Home Depot and we just painted them. Let me show you over here."

DENR: Accelerate sustainability, climate action with digital tech

In the recently held virtual Earth Day forum organized by Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi) and Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST), DENR Undersecretary for Finance, Information Systems and Climate Change Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh said, “We can really look at information communication technology so that we can accelerate our climate action.”

DICT installs 20 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Batanes

The free Wi-Fi hotspots were installed at Batanes General Hospital, Batanes State College, Provincial Capitol of Batanes, DICT Batanes Provincial Office, and at Mahatao Town Hall.

A social media app that's truly safe for kids? Celebrities bet on Zigazoo

A young boy named Dawson leans back in a white rocking chair on a balcony: "I bought some rocks from Home Depot and we just painted them. Let me show you over here."

Wearable electronic skin could monitor your health

Doctors may be just a few years away from tracking your vital signs via electronic skin worn on the body. Researchers in Japan say they have developed an ultra-thin, lightweight e-skin that is stuck to the chest area using water spray and can be worn for a week at a time.

Abaca farmers in Lagonglong town receive tech interventions from DOST-10

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)– 10 has turned-over Php 1.3 million check to the Local Government Unit of Lagonglong (LGU-Lagonglong) to bridge the gap in abaca processing and mechanize the methods to produce higher quality abaca in the area.

Philippine Airlines joins global trial for COVID-19 digital passport

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is joining a global trial for the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) COVID-19 digital passport—part of a worldwide effort to safely ease travel restrictions.

Philippine Airlines joins global trial for COVID-19 digital passport

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is joining a global trial for the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) COVID-19 digital passport—part of a worldwide effort to safely ease travel restrictions.

Abaca farmers in Lagonglong town receive tech interventions from DOST-10

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)– 10 has turned-over Php 1.3 million check to the Local Government Unit of Lagonglong (LGU-Lagonglong) to bridge the gap in abaca processing and mechanize the methods to produce higher quality abaca in the area.

MultiSys, Append launch financial app to benefit 8.5M microfinance members

LEADING software solutions company Multisys Technologies Corporation and microfinance group Append launch AppendPay, an online system and mobile application that will ease business processes and create seamless transactions for Append’s 8.5 million participating microfinance members.

PH fixed broadband internet speed improves; mobile internet speed dips in March

International internet speed monitoring firm, Speedtest by Ookla reported an increase in the country’s fixed broadband average download speed and a slight dip in the mobile network internet speed for the month of March.

Bitcoin suffers flash crash following week of crypto hype

After a hype-filled week for cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin experienced a flash crash over the weekend, plunging nearly 14% in less than an hour, from about $59,000 to $51,000, on Saturday night before rebounding. Other popular cryptocurrencies including ethereum and Dogecoin also fell dramatically, before recouping some of their losses.

What is Dogecoin? How a joke became hotter than bitcoin

Dogecoin is the hottest, quirkiest cryptocurrency on the planet. The total value of the dogecoins in circulation is nearly $50 billion — not bad for a digital currency that started as a joke. It is the No. 5 most-valuable cryptocurrency on the market, according to CoinMarketCap, having increased more than 6,000% this year.

Microsoft goes tough vs hackers

Microsoft on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) moved to defend against a dangerous new threat to Exchange email servers while the fight continued against hackers taking advantage of a flaw patched last month.

AirAsia Philippines taps GCash for flexible, cashless payment option

AirAsia Philippines said Monday it partnered with mobile wallet GCash to offer passengers with "flexible" and cashless payment option for flights and other add-ons when booking on its app or website.

Bitcoin suffers flash crash following week of crypto hype

After a hype-filled week for cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin experienced a flash crash over the weekend, plunging nearly 14% in less than an hour, from about $59,000 to $51,000, on Saturday night before rebounding. Other popular cryptocurrencies including ethereum and Dogecoin also fell dramatically, before recouping some of their losses.

AirAsia Philippines taps GCash for flexible, cashless payment option

AirAsia Philippines said Monday it partnered with mobile wallet GCash to offer passengers with "flexible" and cashless payment option for flights and other add-ons when booking on its app or website.

AirAsia Philippines taps GCash for flexible, cashless payment option

AirAsia Philippines said Monday it partnered with mobile wallet GCash to offer passengers with "flexible" and cashless payment option for flights and other add-ons when booking on its app or website.

Bitcoin suffers flash crash following week of crypto hype

After a hype-filled week for cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin experienced a flash crash over the weekend, plunging nearly 14% in less than an hour, from about $59,000 to $51,000, on Saturday night before rebounding. Other popular cryptocurrencies including ethereum and Dogecoin also fell dramatically, before recouping some of their losses.

PH fixed broadband internet speed improves; mobile internet speed dips in March

International internet speed monitoring firm, Speedtest by Ookla reported an increase in the country’s fixed broadband average download speed and a slight dip in the mobile network internet speed for the month of March.

What is Dogecoin? How a joke became hotter than bitcoin

Dogecoin is the hottest, quirkiest cryptocurrency on the planet. The total value of the dogecoins in circulation is nearly $50 billion — not bad for a digital currency that started as a joke. It is the No. 5 most-valuable cryptocurrency on the market, according to CoinMarketCap, having increased more than 6,000% this year.

MultiSys, Append launch financial app to benefit 8.5M microfinance members

LEADING software solutions company Multisys Technologies Corporation and microfinance group Append launch AppendPay, an online system and mobile application that will ease business processes and create seamless transactions for Append’s 8.5 million participating microfinance members.

Government dropped the ball in the IT-BPM industry

The country’s Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry faces serious threats from the widespread use of chatbots (or bots) and artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, the Duterte administration has not acted fast enough to help the industry pivot.

MultiSys, Append launch financial app to benefit 8.5M microfinance members

LEADING software solutions company Multisys Technologies Corporation and microfinance group Append launch AppendPay, an online system and mobile application that will ease business processes and create seamless transactions for Append’s 8.5 million participating microfinance members.

Government dropped the ball in the IT-BPM industry

The country’s Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry faces serious threats from the widespread use of chatbots (or bots) and artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, the Duterte administration has not acted fast enough to help the industry pivot.

PH fixed broadband internet speed improves; mobile internet speed dips in March

International internet speed monitoring firm, Speedtest by Ookla reported an increase in the country’s fixed broadband average download speed and a slight dip in the mobile network internet speed for the month of March.

What is Dogecoin? How a joke became hotter than bitcoin

Dogecoin is the hottest, quirkiest cryptocurrency on the planet. The total value of the dogecoins in circulation is nearly $50 billion — not bad for a digital currency that started as a joke. It is the No. 5 most-valuable cryptocurrency on the market, according to CoinMarketCap, having increased more than 6,000% this year.

Digital Transformation In Government

Earlier this week, the Anti-Red Tape Authority, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government signed a joint memorandum circular enjoining all local government units (LGUs) to automate their Business Processing and Licensing Systems and setup an electronic Business One-Stop Shop (eBoss) by June 17 this year.

Google fine-tunes search for accurate, timely Covid-19 data

As it helps the online community gather information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Google announced on Thursday the launch of a dedicated search results page for quick and easy access to credible and timely information on vaccines from trusted news sources and health authorities.

Google fine-tunes search for accurate, timely Covid-19 data

As it helps the online community gather information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Google announced on Thursday the launch of a dedicated search results page for quick and easy access to credible and timely information on vaccines from trusted news sources and health authorities.

Digital Transformation In Government

Earlier this week, the Anti-Red Tape Authority, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government signed a joint memorandum circular enjoining all local government units (LGUs) to automate their Business Processing and Licensing Systems and setup an electronic Business One-Stop Shop (eBoss) by June 17 this year.

DTI: SIM card registry can avert fake booking via delivery apps

The Department of Trade and Industry is pushing for the adoption of SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card registration mechanism to combat the increasing incidents of fake booking through delivery apps.

DoST-SEI opens ERDT scholarship

The Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute (DoST-SEI) has announced the deadline of submission of application for the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) local graduate scholarship for Academic Year 2021-2022, first semester.

SPi Global rebrands as Straive; launches a new, bolder and younger brand identity


SPi Global, the market leading content technology enterprise, today announced the launch of its new avatar as Straive (pronounced "strive"). Following many developments in recent years including major acquisitions, new revenue streams and further consolidation of key business divisions, the new brand restates the value proposition of the company.

DOE taps Japan group for research on hydrogen use

The Department of Energy (DOE) has engaged another partner, this time a Tokyo-based group, to fast track its research and development activities for the use of hydrogen as fuel for power generation in the Philippines.

DICT pilot-tests vaccine registry system in San Juan

The Department of Information and Communications Technology on Tuesday launched a system that would fast-track the vaccination process in the country to as quick as 10 minutes.

DICT: Right-of-way order boosts stronger internet campaign

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said new government guidelines easing right of way restrictions would boost private sector efforts to build telecommunications infrastructure and improve internet quality.

DTI: SIM card registry can avert fake booking via delivery apps

The Department of Trade and Industry is pushing for the adoption of SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card registration mechanism to combat the increasing incidents of fake booking through delivery apps.

SPi Global rebrands as Straive; launches a new, bolder and younger brand identity


SPi Global, the market leading content technology enterprise, today announced the launch of its new avatar as Straive (pronounced "strive"). Following many developments in recent years including major acquisitions, new revenue streams and further consolidation of key business divisions, the new brand restates the value proposition of the company.

Microsoft goes tough vs hackers

Microsoft on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) moved to defend against a dangerous new threat to Exchange email servers while the fight continued against hackers taking advantage of a flaw patched last month.

DoST-SEI opens ERDT scholarship

The Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute (DoST-SEI) has announced the deadline of submission of application for the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) local graduate scholarship for Academic Year 2021-2022, first semester.

DOF to continue economic reforms, digitization, climate change action

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said that in order to fully liberalize the Philippine economy, the government will continue to push for the amendments to the Foreign Investments Act (FIA), Public Service Act (PSA), and Retail Trade Liberalization Act (RTLA), which were all certified by the President as urgent.

SPi Global rebrands as Straive; launches a new, bolder and younger brand identity


SPi Global, the market leading content technology enterprise, today announced the launch of its new avatar as Straive (pronounced "strive"). Following many developments in recent years including major acquisitions, new revenue streams and further consolidation of key business divisions, the new brand restates the value proposition of the company.

Microsoft goes tough vs hackers

Microsoft on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) moved to defend against a dangerous new threat to Exchange email servers while the fight continued against hackers taking advantage of a flaw patched last month.

DoST-SEI opens ERDT scholarship

The Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute (DoST-SEI) has announced the deadline of submission of application for the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) local graduate scholarship for Academic Year 2021-2022, first semester.

DTI: SIM card registry can avert fake booking via delivery apps

The Department of Trade and Industry is pushing for the adoption of SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card registration mechanism to combat the increasing incidents of fake booking through delivery apps.

DOF to continue economic reforms, digitization, climate change action

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said that in order to fully liberalize the Philippine economy, the government will continue to push for the amendments to the Foreign Investments Act (FIA), Public Service Act (PSA), and Retail Trade Liberalization Act (RTLA), which were all certified by the President as urgent.

DICT pilot-tests vaccine registry system in San Juan

The Department of Information and Communications Technology on Tuesday launched a system that would fast-track the vaccination process in the country to as quick as 10 minutes.

DICT: Right-of-way order boosts stronger internet campaign

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said new government guidelines easing right of way restrictions would boost private sector efforts to build telecommunications infrastructure and improve internet quality.

DICT pilot-tests vaccine registry system in San Juan

The Department of Information and Communications Technology on Tuesday launched a system that would fast-track the vaccination process in the country to as quick as 10 minutes.

DICT: Right-of-way order boosts stronger internet campaign

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said new government guidelines easing right of way restrictions would boost private sector efforts to build telecommunications infrastructure and improve internet quality.

US ramps up pressure on China, new strategic competition policy to impact tech firms

The bill stated that China's drive to become a "manufacturing and technological superpower" and to promote "innovation with Chinese characteristics" has come at the expense of human rights and long-standing international rules of economic competition.

TikTok-inspired competition showcases high schoolers’ science knowledge

Inspired by the short-form video-sharing app TikTok, popular among today’s young generation, the Search for Science Tech Tok from the Youth invited high school students across the country to showcase their knowledge and showmanship tackling topics on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Digitalization and the Private Sector as the force for recovery

The results that policymakers had hoped for when the Philippines was locked down in March 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19 did not happen. A year after, the National Capital Region and the surrounding provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal have again been put under lockdown, with 11 hours curfews, the highest infection rates, and healthcare systems stressed to critical levels. In this scenario, the week-long enhanced community quarantine has been extended.

Proptech platform Ohmyhome thrives in property market for 1st quarter of 2021

When Ohmyhome decided to enter the Philippine real estate industry, it had a vision: “To help property dwellers simplify their home transaction processes and enjoy savings.” The property solutions platform has since relentlessly pursued this goal, racking up various milestones since its launch in the country in September 2020.

Global PE giant Partners Group scouts for tech buyout opportunities in Asia

As the Philippines deals with a new surge of COVID-19 cases, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty reminiscent of early 2020, three businesses share some tips on how local enterprises can fully recover from this pandemic: be aware of fundamental changes in consumer behaviors, leverage technology to cater to these behaviors, and, above all, always put people first.

Peddlr app to help Philippine micro, small businesses

PEDDLR, a free-to-use mobile application developed by Eastern Visayas homegrown startup company, will soon become a smart tool for more than 6.9 million registered and unregistered small businesses in the Philippines for them to earn more and manage their operations better.

US ramps up pressure on China, new strategic competition policy to impact tech firms

The bill stated that China's drive to become a "manufacturing and technological superpower" and to promote "innovation with Chinese characteristics" has come at the expense of human rights and long-standing international rules of economic competition.

Global PE giant Partners Group scouts for tech buyout opportunities in Asia

As the Philippines deals with a new surge of COVID-19 cases, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty reminiscent of early 2020, three businesses share some tips on how local enterprises can fully recover from this pandemic: be aware of fundamental changes in consumer behaviors, leverage technology to cater to these behaviors, and, above all, always put people first.

Global PE giant Partners Group scouts for tech buyout opportunities in Asia

As the Philippines deals with a new surge of COVID-19 cases, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty reminiscent of early 2020, three businesses share some tips on how local enterprises can fully recover from this pandemic: be aware of fundamental changes in consumer behaviors, leverage technology to cater to these behaviors, and, above all, always put people first.

US ramps up pressure on China, new strategic competition policy to impact tech firms

The bill stated that China's drive to become a "manufacturing and technological superpower" and to promote "innovation with Chinese characteristics" has come at the expense of human rights and long-standing international rules of economic competition.

DOE taps Japan group for research on hydrogen use

The Department of Energy (DOE) has engaged another partner, this time a Tokyo-based group, to fast track its research and development activities for the use of hydrogen as fuel for power generation in the Philippines.

TikTok-inspired competition showcases high schoolers’ science knowledge

Inspired by the short-form video-sharing app TikTok, popular among today’s young generation, the Search for Science Tech Tok from the Youth invited high school students across the country to showcase their knowledge and showmanship tackling topics on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

TikTok-inspired competition showcases high schoolers’ science knowledge

Inspired by the short-form video-sharing app TikTok, popular among today’s young generation, the Search for Science Tech Tok from the Youth invited high school students across the country to showcase their knowledge and showmanship tackling topics on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

DOE taps Japan group for research on hydrogen use

The Department of Energy (DOE) has engaged another partner, this time a Tokyo-based group, to fast track its research and development activities for the use of hydrogen as fuel for power generation in the Philippines.

Proptech platform Ohmyhome thrives in property market for 1st quarter of 2021

When Ohmyhome decided to enter the Philippine real estate industry, it had a vision: “To help property dwellers simplify their home transaction processes and enjoy savings.” The property solutions platform has since relentlessly pursued this goal, racking up various milestones since its launch in the country in September 2020.