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‘Science for the people’: Filipino scientists drum up support for DOST’s Balik Scientist Program

This was the call made by renowned Filipino scientists from abroad during the BSP’s virtual orientation and public consultation held on Wednesday, June 30.

Balik Scientist Awardees Dr. Anna Karen C. Laserna, Dr. Lawrence A. Limjuco, and Dr. Guillermo A. Mendoza testified that the Filipino scientists’ notable engagements for the health, industry, and agriculture sectors “are indeed possible” amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) cited.

Private sector calls for more tech, infrastructure PPPs

PRIVATE SECTOR groups are calling for more collaboration with the government to improve pandemic response and economic recovery projects.

Management Association of the Philippines Committee on National Issues Chair Rizalina G. Mantaring said that technology management, including that of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), can be outsourced to the private sector.

PH adopts E-vehicle tech in ‘low carbon cities’

The Philippines is adopting low carbon, energy efficient electric or E-vehicle technology in “low carbon cities” under a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-7 project in order to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and reduce air pollution.

How COVID is transforming the Philippine financial sector

Before COVID, digital finance in the Philippines was seen as “nice to have.” It is now a “must have.” As a result, digital finance providers in the country are benefitting from more promising market prospects, in an environment where demand for financial services has been amplified by the population’s low penetration of financial services.

DICT to make gov’t employees more tech-savvy

The Department of Information and Communications Technology will launch a free online learning portal to encourage employees and the entire workforce to develop their digital skills.

In partnership with Microsoft Corporation, the DICT designed a Workplace Learning and Development Platform, which consists of asynchronous, instructor-led, and blended online courses that focus on tasks relevant to specific types of duties.

DICT to make gov’t employees more tech-savvy

The Department of Information and Communications Technology will launch a free online learning portal to encourage employees and the entire workforce to develop their digital skills.

In partnership with Microsoft Corporation, the DICT designed a Workplace Learning and Development Platform, which consists of asynchronous, instructor-led, and blended online courses that focus on tasks relevant to specific types of duties.

DICT to make gov’t employees more tech-savvy

The Department of Information and Communications Technology will launch a free online learning portal to encourage employees and the entire workforce to develop their digital skills.

In partnership with Microsoft Corporation, the DICT designed a Workplace Learning and Development Platform, which consists of asynchronous, instructor-led, and blended online courses that focus on tasks relevant to specific types of duties.

DICT, Huawei mark ICT month with workshop on emerging technology

In celebration of this year's National ICT Month, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, in partnership with Huawei Philippines, began a series of workshops on emerging technologies to empower Filipinos and boost readiness of government agencies, local government units, and the academe for the adoption of 5G technology in the country.

DICT, Huawei mark ICT month with workshop on emerging technology

In celebration of this year's National ICT Month, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, in partnership with Huawei Philippines, began a series of workshops on emerging technologies to empower Filipinos and boost readiness of government agencies, local government units, and the academe for the adoption of 5G technology in the country.

DICT, Huawei mark ICT month with workshop on emerging technology

In celebration of this year's National ICT Month, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, in partnership with Huawei Philippines, began a series of workshops on emerging technologies to empower Filipinos and boost readiness of government agencies, local government units, and the academe for the adoption of 5G technology in the country.

PayMaya owner Voyager Innovation raises $167M from KKR, Tencent and IFC, to launch digital bank in the Philippines

Voyager Innovations, the Manila-based owner of PayMaya, one of the Philippines’ most popular payment and financial services apps, announced today it has raised $167 million in new funding to launch more financial services, including a digital bank.

The raise includes $121 million in new funding, and $46 million from previously committed funds. Voyager announced in April 2020 that it had secured up to $120 million in investment commitments from PLDT, KKR, Tencent, the International Finance Group (IFC) and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund.

Telemedicine, other digital tech to improve hospital services amid pandemic – forum

Hospitals should adopt telemedicine and other digital technologies to improve their services, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic when patients fear going out for in-person consultation or treatment.

Youngsters don’t want the hottest job in tech. That’s a big problem for business

With everybody running around with gadgets and spending plenty of time with online data, online games, new media etc., getting a job in data science should be a dream.

But look at this information from the UK: The popularity of data science careers is plummeting amongst 16 to 21 year olds, yet demand for data scientists and engineers has never been higher. For businesses trying to innovate, that spells trouble.

Tech companies in PH show support for Pride Month

At least three tech companies with offices in the Philippines have shown their support for Pride Month, tapping local personalities and holding virtual events that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Early this month, Google held a "Pride Conversations" event in coordination with the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, gathering members of the community whose businesses have made their mark to customers amid the pandemic.

Telemedicine, other digital tech to improve hospital services amid pandemic – forum

Hospitals should adopt telemedicine and other digital technologies to improve their services, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic when patients fear going out for in-person consultation or treatment.

Tech companies in PH show support for Pride Month

At least three tech companies with offices in the Philippines have shown their support for Pride Month, tapping local personalities and holding virtual events that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Early this month, Google held a "Pride Conversations" event in coordination with the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, gathering members of the community whose businesses have made their mark to customers amid the pandemic.

Youngsters don’t want the hottest job in tech. That’s a big problem for business

With everybody running around with gadgets and spending plenty of time with online data, online games, new media etc., getting a job in data science should be a dream.

But look at this information from the UK: The popularity of data science careers is plummeting amongst 16 to 21 year olds, yet demand for data scientists and engineers has never been higher. For businesses trying to innovate, that spells trouble.

PayMaya owner Voyager Innovation raises $167M from KKR, Tencent and IFC, to launch digital bank in the Philippines

Voyager Innovations, the Manila-based owner of PayMaya, one of the Philippines’ most popular payment and financial services apps, announced today it has raised $167 million in new funding to launch more financial services, including a digital bank.

The raise includes $121 million in new funding, and $46 million from previously committed funds. Voyager announced in April 2020 that it had secured up to $120 million in investment commitments from PLDT, KKR, Tencent, the International Finance Group (IFC) and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund.

PayMaya owner Voyager Innovation raises $167M from KKR, Tencent and IFC, to launch digital bank in the Philippines

Voyager Innovations, the Manila-based owner of PayMaya, one of the Philippines’ most popular payment and financial services apps, announced today it has raised $167 million in new funding to launch more financial services, including a digital bank.

The raise includes $121 million in new funding, and $46 million from previously committed funds. Voyager announced in April 2020 that it had secured up to $120 million in investment commitments from PLDT, KKR, Tencent, the International Finance Group (IFC) and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund.

Telemedicine, other digital tech to improve hospital services amid pandemic – forum

Hospitals should adopt telemedicine and other digital technologies to improve their services, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic when patients fear going out for in-person consultation or treatment.

Youngsters don’t want the hottest job in tech. That’s a big problem for business

With everybody running around with gadgets and spending plenty of time with online data, online games, new media etc., getting a job in data science should be a dream.

But look at this information from the UK: The popularity of data science careers is plummeting amongst 16 to 21 year olds, yet demand for data scientists and engineers has never been higher. For businesses trying to innovate, that spells trouble.

Tech companies in PH show support for Pride Month

At least three tech companies with offices in the Philippines have shown their support for Pride Month, tapping local personalities and holding virtual events that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Early this month, Google held a "Pride Conversations" event in coordination with the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, gathering members of the community whose businesses have made their mark to customers amid the pandemic.

Delivering digital and financial literacy to plastic waste collector communities

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Plastic Bank Philippines to address plastic pollution by using digital technology, innovation, and community capability development under the sustainability program called Tech Up Pilipinas.

Delivering digital and financial literacy to plastic waste collector communities

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Plastic Bank Philippines to address plastic pollution by using digital technology, innovation, and community capability development under the sustainability program called Tech Up Pilipinas.

Delivering digital and financial literacy to plastic waste collector communities

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Plastic Bank Philippines to address plastic pollution by using digital technology, innovation, and community capability development under the sustainability program called Tech Up Pilipinas.

Work-from-home is the new normal — global tech firm survey

A recent poll conducted by an American-based technology firm showed that productive work outside the office is possible.

Titled “Employee Ownership and Choice in a New World,” Workforce of the Future Survey 2020 commissioned by Cisco, revealed that nearly nine in ten workers favor a hybrid blend of office-based and remote working.

UNICEF, DOST-PCIEERD call for open-source tech solutions to join the Digital Public Goods Alliance

Digital public goods are digital tools that can be used to address key development and humanitarian challenges in different countries and contexts. They can be software, content, or services, but all have to demonstrate the use of an approved open license that allows them to be modified or built on by other developers to meet context-specific needs or, where able and appropriate, serve outside their intended use.

Members from CERT-PH, DICT, UNODC, Armed Forces of the Philippines to discuss future of a cyber-secure nation at PhilSec 2021

With an aim to aid Philippines' Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in promoting the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 and to develop counter-intelligence against the burgeoning state of cyber-crimes in the Philippines, Tradepass has taken the initiative to launch PhilSec 2021, scheduled for 13-14 July, 2021.

Work-from-home is the new normal — global tech firm survey

A recent poll conducted by an American-based technology firm showed that productive work outside the office is possible.

Titled “Employee Ownership and Choice in a New World,” Workforce of the Future Survey 2020 commissioned by Cisco, revealed that nearly nine in ten workers favor a hybrid blend of office-based and remote working.

UNICEF, DOST-PCIEERD call for open-source tech solutions to join the Digital Public Goods Alliance

Digital public goods are digital tools that can be used to address key development and humanitarian challenges in different countries and contexts. They can be software, content, or services, but all have to demonstrate the use of an approved open license that allows them to be modified or built on by other developers to meet context-specific needs or, where able and appropriate, serve outside their intended use.

Members from CERT-PH, DICT, UNODC, Armed Forces of the Philippines to discuss future of a cyber-secure nation at PhilSec 2021

With an aim to aid Philippines' Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in promoting the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 and to develop counter-intelligence against the burgeoning state of cyber-crimes in the Philippines, Tradepass has taken the initiative to launch PhilSec 2021, scheduled for 13-14 July, 2021.

Members from CERT-PH, DICT, UNODC, Armed Forces of the Philippines to discuss future of a cyber-secure nation at PhilSec 2021

With an aim to aid Philippines' Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in promoting the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 and to develop counter-intelligence against the burgeoning state of cyber-crimes in the Philippines, Tradepass has taken the initiative to launch PhilSec 2021, scheduled for 13-14 July, 2021.

Work-from-home is the new normal — global tech firm survey

A recent poll conducted by an American-based technology firm showed that productive work outside the office is possible.

Titled “Employee Ownership and Choice in a New World,” Workforce of the Future Survey 2020 commissioned by Cisco, revealed that nearly nine in ten workers favor a hybrid blend of office-based and remote working.

UNICEF, DOST-PCIEERD call for open-source tech solutions to join the Digital Public Goods Alliance

Digital public goods are digital tools that can be used to address key development and humanitarian challenges in different countries and contexts. They can be software, content, or services, but all have to demonstrate the use of an approved open license that allows them to be modified or built on by other developers to meet context-specific needs or, where able and appropriate, serve outside their intended use.

GrowSari, a B2B platform for small stores in the Philippines, adds investors like Temasek’s Pavilion Capital and Tencent

Sari-sari stores are neighborhood stores in the Philippines that usually sell daily necessities and sometimes serve as community hubs, too. Today GrowSari, a startup that is digitizing sari-sari stores with features like pricing tools, inventory management and working capital loans, announced it has raised a Series B from several notable investors that brings its total funding to $30 million.

GrowSari, a B2B platform for small stores in the Philippines, adds investors like Temasek’s Pavilion Capital and Tencent

Sari-sari stores are neighborhood stores in the Philippines that usually sell daily necessities and sometimes serve as community hubs, too. Today GrowSari, a startup that is digitizing sari-sari stores with features like pricing tools, inventory management and working capital loans, announced it has raised a Series B from several notable investors that brings its total funding to $30 million.

GrowSari, a B2B platform for small stores in the Philippines, adds investors like Temasek’s Pavilion Capital and Tencent

Sari-sari stores are neighborhood stores in the Philippines that usually sell daily necessities and sometimes serve as community hubs, too. Today GrowSari, a startup that is digitizing sari-sari stores with features like pricing tools, inventory management and working capital loans, announced it has raised a Series B from several notable investors that brings its total funding to $30 million.

Southeast Asia looks to Israeli tech to improve farming techniques

Israel's agriculture technology companies are seeking business opportunities in Southeast Asia, as countries like Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines look to the Middle East for ways to boost food production.

Israeli agritech innovations have increasingly made their way into the farming communities in Southeast Asia through bilateral agricultural programs.

Abbott partners with Museo Pambata to launch ed-tech platform for kids’ experiential learning

Designed to stimulate and nurture curiosity, problem solving, and logical thinking skills in children, the Similac GainSchool Explorers mobile app provides the benefit of learning through interactive experiences. In place of a real field trip, normally held as part of the school curriculum, the platform will offer access to virtual tours and immersive experiences of arts, culture and science.

Abbott partners with Museo Pambata to launch ed-tech platform for kids’ experiential learning

Designed to stimulate and nurture curiosity, problem solving, and logical thinking skills in children, the Similac GainSchool Explorers mobile app provides the benefit of learning through interactive experiences. In place of a real field trip, normally held as part of the school curriculum, the platform will offer access to virtual tours and immersive experiences of arts, culture and science.

Southeast Asia looks to Israeli tech to improve farming techniques

Israel's agriculture technology companies are seeking business opportunities in Southeast Asia, as countries like Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines look to the Middle East for ways to boost food production.

Israeli agritech innovations have increasingly made their way into the farming communities in Southeast Asia through bilateral agricultural programs.

Abbott partners with Museo Pambata to launch ed-tech platform for kids’ experiential learning

Designed to stimulate and nurture curiosity, problem solving, and logical thinking skills in children, the Similac GainSchool Explorers mobile app provides the benefit of learning through interactive experiences. In place of a real field trip, normally held as part of the school curriculum, the platform will offer access to virtual tours and immersive experiences of arts, culture and science.

Southeast Asia looks to Israeli tech to improve farming techniques

Israel's agriculture technology companies are seeking business opportunities in Southeast Asia, as countries like Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines look to the Middle East for ways to boost food production.

Israeli agritech innovations have increasingly made their way into the farming communities in Southeast Asia through bilateral agricultural programs.

Oldest Southeast Asia Bank Rides Wave of Green Finance and Tech

The 170-year-old bank owned by conglomerate Ayala Corp. is betting on a leap in renewable energy use as the technology becomes affordable and the power sector shifts to more environmentally friendly plants, TG Limcaoco said in an interview on June 18. Among Philippine lenders, BPI has the highest exposure to coal, said a civil society group called Withdraw from Coal.

IBM Phils. partners with Valenzuela City for P-TECH


EQUIPPING its youth with the skills needed to keep its economic engine running smoothly, the city government of Valenzuela recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with IBM Phils. to integrate a Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) model in its Senior High School-to-College-to-Industry Program starting Academic Year 2021-2022.

Oldest Southeast Asia Bank Rides Wave of Green Finance and Tech

The 170-year-old bank owned by conglomerate Ayala Corp. is betting on a leap in renewable energy use as the technology becomes affordable and the power sector shifts to more environmentally friendly plants, TG Limcaoco said in an interview on June 18. Among Philippine lenders, BPI has the highest exposure to coal, said a civil society group called Withdraw from Coal.

IBM Phils. partners with Valenzuela City for P-TECH


EQUIPPING its youth with the skills needed to keep its economic engine running smoothly, the city government of Valenzuela recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with IBM Phils. to integrate a Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) model in its Senior High School-to-College-to-Industry Program starting Academic Year 2021-2022.

IBM Phils. partners with Valenzuela City for P-TECH


EQUIPPING its youth with the skills needed to keep its economic engine running smoothly, the city government of Valenzuela recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with IBM Phils. to integrate a Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) model in its Senior High School-to-College-to-Industry Program starting Academic Year 2021-2022.

Oldest Southeast Asia Bank Rides Wave of Green Finance and Tech

The 170-year-old bank owned by conglomerate Ayala Corp. is betting on a leap in renewable energy use as the technology becomes affordable and the power sector shifts to more environmentally friendly plants, TG Limcaoco said in an interview on June 18. Among Philippine lenders, BPI has the highest exposure to coal, said a civil society group called Withdraw from Coal.

The PH Startup Incubator Awards recognizes outstanding technology business incubators, celebrates achievements of TBI teams

The event was led by DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Pena and DOST- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit, along with QBO President Rene “Butch” Meily. In addition, Project Leaders and University Representatives of each participating TBI were also present during the awarding, showcasing their accomplishments throughout the two-year program.

NBI clearance renewal Is Now Online!

For many years, the National Bureau of Investigation has been a proponent in improving the ease of doing transactions for Filipinos.
From the application of their NBI clearance to online registration, online scheduling of appointments to opening different payment options for citizens, NBI has expanded its online services allowing citizens to also renew and pay their NBI clearance by keeping them safe without leaving their homes.

DOST-PCIEERD provides P43 million to 14 startups

To jumpstart the Philippine economy and help it bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development is pouring in P43 million as research and development grant 14 startup companies.

NBI clearance renewal Is Now Online!

For many years, the National Bureau of Investigation has been a proponent in improving the ease of doing transactions for Filipinos.
From the application of their NBI clearance to online registration, online scheduling of appointments to opening different payment options for citizens, NBI has expanded its online services allowing citizens to also renew and pay their NBI clearance by keeping them safe without leaving their homes.

The PH Startup Incubator Awards recognizes outstanding technology business incubators, celebrates achievements of TBI teams

The event was led by DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Pena and DOST- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit, along with QBO President Rene “Butch” Meily. In addition, Project Leaders and University Representatives of each participating TBI were also present during the awarding, showcasing their accomplishments throughout the two-year program.

DOST-PCIEERD provides P43 million to 14 startups

To jumpstart the Philippine economy and help it bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development is pouring in P43 million as research and development grant 14 startup companies.

The PH Startup Incubator Awards recognizes outstanding technology business incubators, celebrates achievements of TBI teams

The event was led by DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Pena and DOST- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit, along with QBO President Rene “Butch” Meily. In addition, Project Leaders and University Representatives of each participating TBI were also present during the awarding, showcasing their accomplishments throughout the two-year program.

NBI clearance renewal Is Now Online!

For many years, the National Bureau of Investigation has been a proponent in improving the ease of doing transactions for Filipinos.
From the application of their NBI clearance to online registration, online scheduling of appointments to opening different payment options for citizens, NBI has expanded its online services allowing citizens to also renew and pay their NBI clearance by keeping them safe without leaving their homes.

DOST-PCIEERD provides P43 million to 14 startups

To jumpstart the Philippine economy and help it bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development is pouring in P43 million as research and development grant 14 startup companies.

Parents Name Baby Boy HTML, Leaves Internet Amused and Concerned

All is fair in love and baby names. Or so we were led to believe, especially after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes named their son, X Æ A-Xii Musk. Yes, we don't know how to pronounce that either, but Elon says “Æ” is pronounced Ash. And now, another baby has been christened with an unconventional name, creating quite the splash on the internet and garnering a lot of popularity within days of being born. His name? HTML, like what we see in a web address. And yes, his name stands for exactly that.

Google rolls out earthquake alert system in PH for Android devices

Google on Thursday said it has launched a free Android feature that enables mobile devices to detect earthquakes and alerts users of tremors. The Android Earthquake Alert System uses accelerometers in active Android smartphones to detect seismic activities, the global tech giant said in a statement.

Google rolls out earthquake alert system in PH for Android devices

Google on Thursday said it has launched a free Android feature that enables mobile devices to detect earthquakes and alerts users of tremors. The Android Earthquake Alert System uses accelerometers in active Android smartphones to detect seismic activities, the global tech giant said in a statement.

Parents Name Baby Boy HTML, Leaves Internet Amused and Concerned

All is fair in love and baby names. Or so we were led to believe, especially after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes named their son, X Æ A-Xii Musk. Yes, we don't know how to pronounce that either, but Elon says “Æ” is pronounced Ash. And now, another baby has been christened with an unconventional name, creating quite the splash on the internet and garnering a lot of popularity within days of being born. His name? HTML, like what we see in a web address. And yes, his name stands for exactly that.

Parents Name Baby Boy HTML, Leaves Internet Amused and Concerned

All is fair in love and baby names. Or so we were led to believe, especially after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes named their son, X Æ A-Xii Musk. Yes, we don't know how to pronounce that either, but Elon says “Æ” is pronounced Ash. And now, another baby has been christened with an unconventional name, creating quite the splash on the internet and garnering a lot of popularity within days of being born. His name? HTML, like what we see in a web address. And yes, his name stands for exactly that.

Google rolls out earthquake alert system in PH for Android devices

Google on Thursday said it has launched a free Android feature that enables mobile devices to detect earthquakes and alerts users of tremors. The Android Earthquake Alert System uses accelerometers in active Android smartphones to detect seismic activities, the global tech giant said in a statement.

Converge to start building P1-B data center in Cebu this year

CONVERGE ICT Solutions, Inc. announced on Tuesday that the construction of its P1-billion data center in Cebu will begin “this year.”

In a statement, the company said the construction of a data center in Cebu is part of its preparations to “serve the surge in the data requirements in Visayas and Mindanao amid its aggressive expansion in central and southern Philippines.”

Converge to start building P1-B data center in Cebu this year

CONVERGE ICT Solutions, Inc. announced on Tuesday that the construction of its P1-billion data center in Cebu will begin “this year.”

In a statement, the company said the construction of a data center in Cebu is part of its preparations to “serve the surge in the data requirements in Visayas and Mindanao amid its aggressive expansion in central and southern Philippines.”

Converge to start building P1-B data center in Cebu this year

CONVERGE ICT Solutions, Inc. announced on Tuesday that the construction of its P1-billion data center in Cebu will begin “this year.”

In a statement, the company said the construction of a data center in Cebu is part of its preparations to “serve the surge in the data requirements in Visayas and Mindanao amid its aggressive expansion in central and southern Philippines.”

PH to launch its largest satellite in 2023

The Philippines is launching its 7th and biggest satellite into space in 2023, according to the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).
Named Multispectral Unit for Land Assessment or MULA, the planned satellite would be the country’s largest upon launch, weighing approximately 130 kilograms.

PH to launch its largest satellite in 2023

The Philippines is launching its 7th and biggest satellite into space in 2023, according to the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).
Named Multispectral Unit for Land Assessment or MULA, the planned satellite would be the country’s largest upon launch, weighing approximately 130 kilograms.

PH to launch its largest satellite in 2023

The Philippines is launching its 7th and biggest satellite into space in 2023, according to the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).
Named Multispectral Unit for Land Assessment or MULA, the planned satellite would be the country’s largest upon launch, weighing approximately 130 kilograms.

The future is digital

A study conducted by global marketing services group Dentsu International titled the Dentsu Consumer Vision 2030: The Age of Inclusive Intelligence, included inputs from academics, authors, and experts, and multiple proprietary consumer surveys from more than 20 countries. The study focuses on how consumer behavior evolved during the pandemic and its outlook in the next decade.

DoST-DTI partnership aims to help startup biz, R&D products

IN recent years, several breakthroughs and innovative products and services have been developed by our Filipino scientists and engineers to provide timely solutions to some of the country's pressing problems and limitations. After years of working in the laboratories and fields, every researcher is aiming to see their respective research and development (R&D) products land in the market and are actually being used by many Filipinos.

Etaily, a new rising star in the e-commerce ecosystem, is redefining how online selling should work

Southeast Asia’s e-commerce future promises only big results. By 2025, it’s projected to be a USD 175 billion industry. At the helm of this progress is Etaily. Co-founder and CEO Alexander Friedhoff gives us an insider perspective on why this is so.

The future is digital

A study conducted by global marketing services group Dentsu International titled the Dentsu Consumer Vision 2030: The Age of Inclusive Intelligence, included inputs from academics, authors, and experts, and multiple proprietary consumer surveys from more than 20 countries. The study focuses on how consumer behavior evolved during the pandemic and its outlook in the next decade.

Etaily, a new rising star in the e-commerce ecosystem, is redefining how online selling should work

Southeast Asia’s e-commerce future promises only big results. By 2025, it’s projected to be a USD 175 billion industry. At the helm of this progress is Etaily. Co-founder and CEO Alexander Friedhoff gives us an insider perspective on why this is so.

DoST-DTI partnership aims to help startup biz, R&D products

IN recent years, several breakthroughs and innovative products and services have been developed by our Filipino scientists and engineers to provide timely solutions to some of the country's pressing problems and limitations. After years of working in the laboratories and fields, every researcher is aiming to see their respective research and development (R&D) products land in the market and are actually being used by many Filipinos.

The future is digital

A study conducted by global marketing services group Dentsu International titled the Dentsu Consumer Vision 2030: The Age of Inclusive Intelligence, included inputs from academics, authors, and experts, and multiple proprietary consumer surveys from more than 20 countries. The study focuses on how consumer behavior evolved during the pandemic and its outlook in the next decade.

Etaily, a new rising star in the e-commerce ecosystem, is redefining how online selling should work

Southeast Asia’s e-commerce future promises only big results. By 2025, it’s projected to be a USD 175 billion industry. At the helm of this progress is Etaily. Co-founder and CEO Alexander Friedhoff gives us an insider perspective on why this is so.

DoST-DTI partnership aims to help startup biz, R&D products

IN recent years, several breakthroughs and innovative products and services have been developed by our Filipino scientists and engineers to provide timely solutions to some of the country's pressing problems and limitations. After years of working in the laboratories and fields, every researcher is aiming to see their respective research and development (R&D) products land in the market and are actually being used by many Filipinos.

DICT eyes SUF to fund digital infra program

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is seeking to use spectrum users fees (SUF) as capital outlay to finance digital infrastructure programs.

SUFs are collected from mobile network operators annually on top of other existing fees imposed by the National Telecommunications Commission.

PROP UP: Master planning the future in New Clark City

Describe Metro Manila’s urban development in one word and many possibilities come to mind – dense, congested, gridlocked, to name a few. Now, 100 kilometers north of the metro, developers, enterprises, and ordinary Filipinos have the opportunity to shape New Clark City in an area 40 times the size of BGC – the Philippines’ last master planned community.

US House lawmakers introduce Big Tech bills that could break up Amazon, Google and others

Tech giants including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google could be forced to make sweeping changes to their businesses under a series of new bills introduced Friday by House lawmakers targeting the companies' economic dominance.

US House lawmakers introduce Big Tech bills that could break up Amazon, Google and others

Tech giants including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google could be forced to make sweeping changes to their businesses under a series of new bills introduced Friday by House lawmakers targeting the companies' economic dominance.

PROP UP: Master planning the future in New Clark City

Describe Metro Manila’s urban development in one word and many possibilities come to mind – dense, congested, gridlocked, to name a few. Now, 100 kilometers north of the metro, developers, enterprises, and ordinary Filipinos have the opportunity to shape New Clark City in an area 40 times the size of BGC – the Philippines’ last master planned community.

DICT eyes SUF to fund digital infra program

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is seeking to use spectrum users fees (SUF) as capital outlay to finance digital infrastructure programs.

SUFs are collected from mobile network operators annually on top of other existing fees imposed by the National Telecommunications Commission.

PROP UP: Master planning the future in New Clark City

Describe Metro Manila’s urban development in one word and many possibilities come to mind – dense, congested, gridlocked, to name a few. Now, 100 kilometers north of the metro, developers, enterprises, and ordinary Filipinos have the opportunity to shape New Clark City in an area 40 times the size of BGC – the Philippines’ last master planned community.

US House lawmakers introduce Big Tech bills that could break up Amazon, Google and others

Tech giants including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google could be forced to make sweeping changes to their businesses under a series of new bills introduced Friday by House lawmakers targeting the companies' economic dominance.

DICT eyes SUF to fund digital infra program

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is seeking to use spectrum users fees (SUF) as capital outlay to finance digital infrastructure programs.

SUFs are collected from mobile network operators annually on top of other existing fees imposed by the National Telecommunications Commission.

No room for delays in building internet infrastructure — Poe

Senator Grace Poe on Friday, June 11, appealed to telecommunication companies, local government units, as well as homeowners associations to speed up the construction of necessary infrastructure to provide internet access, especially in areas with weak or without signals.

No room for delays in building internet infrastructure — Poe

Senator Grace Poe on Friday, June 11, appealed to telecommunication companies, local government units, as well as homeowners associations to speed up the construction of necessary infrastructure to provide internet access, especially in areas with weak or without signals.

No room for delays in building internet infrastructure — Poe

Senator Grace Poe on Friday, June 11, appealed to telecommunication companies, local government units, as well as homeowners associations to speed up the construction of necessary infrastructure to provide internet access, especially in areas with weak or without signals.

Cybercrime fighters on high alert

Recent successful cybercrime attacks on big businesses have raised fresh alarm calls across the globe, an acknowledgment that cybercriminals are getting the upper hand in this stealth war between tech-savvy syndicates against law enforcement agencies.

Telecom watchdog calls for digital-ready policy regime

TELECOM Tower Watch is calling for a new regulatory regime that could help develop a nationwide digital infrastructure to meet growing demand for fast and reliable connectivity in an emerging digital ecosystem.

Filipino tech billionaire Dado Banatao: From farm boy to billionaire, a rags-to-riches story in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the world's innovation hub, a place synonymous with the latest in tech. One of its best minds is a Filipino-American engineer Diosdado “Dado” Banatao. Every personal computer (PC) we see today has two things that can be credited to him: the PC chip set and the graphics accelerator chip. But the man whose intellect has contributed what makes every single PC work started in a humble home in northern Philippines , in a pastoral province known as Cagayan Valley.

Filipino tech billionaire Dado Banatao: From farm boy to billionaire, a rags-to-riches story in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the world's innovation hub, a place synonymous with the latest in tech. One of its best minds is a Filipino-American engineer Diosdado “Dado” Banatao. Every personal computer (PC) we see today has two things that can be credited to him: the PC chip set and the graphics accelerator chip. But the man whose intellect has contributed what makes every single PC work started in a humble home in northern Philippines , in a pastoral province known as Cagayan Valley.

Telecom watchdog calls for digital-ready policy regime

TELECOM Tower Watch is calling for a new regulatory regime that could help develop a nationwide digital infrastructure to meet growing demand for fast and reliable connectivity in an emerging digital ecosystem.

Cybercrime fighters on high alert

Recent successful cybercrime attacks on big businesses have raised fresh alarm calls across the globe, an acknowledgment that cybercriminals are getting the upper hand in this stealth war between tech-savvy syndicates against law enforcement agencies.

Cybercrime fighters on high alert

Recent successful cybercrime attacks on big businesses have raised fresh alarm calls across the globe, an acknowledgment that cybercriminals are getting the upper hand in this stealth war between tech-savvy syndicates against law enforcement agencies.

Telecom watchdog calls for digital-ready policy regime

TELECOM Tower Watch is calling for a new regulatory regime that could help develop a nationwide digital infrastructure to meet growing demand for fast and reliable connectivity in an emerging digital ecosystem.

Filipino tech billionaire Dado Banatao: From farm boy to billionaire, a rags-to-riches story in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the world's innovation hub, a place synonymous with the latest in tech. One of its best minds is a Filipino-American engineer Diosdado “Dado” Banatao. Every personal computer (PC) we see today has two things that can be credited to him: the PC chip set and the graphics accelerator chip. But the man whose intellect has contributed what makes every single PC work started in a humble home in northern Philippines , in a pastoral province known as Cagayan Valley.

Scientists devise novel method for early detection of tropical cyclones

The method aims to identify initial traces of pre-cyclonic eddy vortices in the atmospheric column, prior to satellite detection over ocean surface, and track its spatio-temporal evolution, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said.

Are digital banking entrants in Philippines a catalyst for a digital economy boom?

Digital banks entering the Philippines’ market are picking up pace, with two more players from Singapore joining the ranks after Overseas Filipino (OF) Bank had its digital banking license approved last April.

Alibaba Cloud to build first data center in PH

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced plans to build its first data center in the Philippines by the end of this year as part of its $1 billion expansion in Southeast Asia over the next three years to further support the digital transformation in the region.

Alibaba Cloud to build first data center in PH

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced plans to build its first data center in the Philippines by the end of this year as part of its $1 billion expansion in Southeast Asia over the next three years to further support the digital transformation in the region.

Are digital banking entrants in Philippines a catalyst for a digital economy boom?

Digital banks entering the Philippines’ market are picking up pace, with two more players from Singapore joining the ranks after Overseas Filipino (OF) Bank had its digital banking license approved last April.

Scientists devise novel method for early detection of tropical cyclones

The method aims to identify initial traces of pre-cyclonic eddy vortices in the atmospheric column, prior to satellite detection over ocean surface, and track its spatio-temporal evolution, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said.

Are digital banking entrants in Philippines a catalyst for a digital economy boom?

Digital banks entering the Philippines’ market are picking up pace, with two more players from Singapore joining the ranks after Overseas Filipino (OF) Bank had its digital banking license approved last April.

Alibaba Cloud to build first data center in PH

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced plans to build its first data center in the Philippines by the end of this year as part of its $1 billion expansion in Southeast Asia over the next three years to further support the digital transformation in the region.

Scientists devise novel method for early detection of tropical cyclones

The method aims to identify initial traces of pre-cyclonic eddy vortices in the atmospheric column, prior to satellite detection over ocean surface, and track its spatio-temporal evolution, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said.

BSP OKs digital bank license for Singapore-based fintech

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the operations as a digital bank in the Philippines of fintech DigibankAsia Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based company and one of the incorporators of UNObank.

DICT pressed to finish e-signatures of teachers to serve as workers in 2022 polls

Senator Imee Marcos has called out the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) for the delay of the digitalized signatures of teachers who will serve as poll workers in the coming 2022 elections.

DICT pressed to finish e-signatures of teachers to serve as workers in 2022 polls

Senator Imee Marcos has called out the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) for the delay of the digitalized signatures of teachers who will serve as poll workers in the coming 2022 elections.

BSP OKs digital bank license for Singapore-based fintech

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the operations as a digital bank in the Philippines of fintech DigibankAsia Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based company and one of the incorporators of UNObank.

DICT pressed to finish e-signatures of teachers to serve as workers in 2022 polls

Senator Imee Marcos has called out the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) for the delay of the digitalized signatures of teachers who will serve as poll workers in the coming 2022 elections.

BSP OKs digital bank license for Singapore-based fintech

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the operations as a digital bank in the Philippines of fintech DigibankAsia Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based company and one of the incorporators of UNObank.

Infinix invests in connecting with Filipino gamers

Global technology brand Infinix, known worldwide for its line-up of powerful smartphones at attractive pricing, recently hired Bianca “Biancake” Yao, a pioneering gamer and emerging creator, as its first-ever Chief Gaming Officer for the Philippines. The announcement of this partnership coincides with Yao’s tenth anniversary in the local gaming scene, as well as the brand’s upcoming launch in the country of its renowned Infinix HOT 10S, packed with a MediaTek Helio G85 gaming processor, an ultra-smooth 90Hz display, a 48MP triple camera with Super Nightscape imaging, and long-lasting 6000 mAh battery.

Infinix invests in connecting with Filipino gamers

Global technology brand Infinix, known worldwide for its line-up of powerful smartphones at attractive pricing, recently hired Bianca “Biancake” Yao, a pioneering gamer and emerging creator, as its first-ever Chief Gaming Officer for the Philippines. The announcement of this partnership coincides with Yao’s tenth anniversary in the local gaming scene, as well as the brand’s upcoming launch in the country of its renowned Infinix HOT 10S, packed with a MediaTek Helio G85 gaming processor, an ultra-smooth 90Hz display, a 48MP triple camera with Super Nightscape imaging, and long-lasting 6000 mAh battery.

Infinix invests in connecting with Filipino gamers

Global technology brand Infinix, known worldwide for its line-up of powerful smartphones at attractive pricing, recently hired Bianca “Biancake” Yao, a pioneering gamer and emerging creator, as its first-ever Chief Gaming Officer for the Philippines. The announcement of this partnership coincides with Yao’s tenth anniversary in the local gaming scene, as well as the brand’s upcoming launch in the country of its renowned Infinix HOT 10S, packed with a MediaTek Helio G85 gaming processor, an ultra-smooth 90Hz display, a 48MP triple camera with Super Nightscape imaging, and long-lasting 6000 mAh battery.

BaaS Fintech Netbank Launches in Philippines, Platform Is Fully Regulated with Rural Banking License

Earlier this week, Philippines-based Netbank, a banking as a service (BaaS) platform, went live in the Southeast Asian country.

Netbank has reportedly been developed by an experienced team of international and local banking professionals. Like the country’s digital bank Tonik, Netbank is a fully regulated banking institution that will be operating under a rural banking permit.

DepEd, BCSP unveil biodiversity toolkit for teachers and learners

In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Department of Education (DepEd), in collaboration with the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines (BCSP), launched recently the “Samot-Saring Buhay: A Toolkit on Philippine Biodiversity” to impart appreciation and awareness of the country’s rich biodiversity.