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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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.