Aside from illegal streaming and illegal reproduction of copyrighted content such as movies and anime, IPOPHL said there has been an increase in intellectual property violations for e-books with the rise of distance learning.
The Philippine government said it is firm on facing the digital economy head-on as allocations have been included for this under the proposed 2021 national budget, DBM secretary Wendel Avisado said.
DICT secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II claimed that connectivity in the Philippines has improved a lot since he assumed office a year ago.
According to a report from online tax filing platform Taxumo, 30.3% of Filipino online taxpayers declared totally no income during the lockdown. However, 19.1% of online taxpayers also reported an increase to their monthly income.
The DTI chief said online barter – as well as other online transactions — is subject to tax if it has become part of a regular commerce or business.
The DTI said 10,323 online complaints were received by the agency in January to June of this year.
Some regular employees of BPO companies were reportedly being put on “floating status” after coming into contact with Covid-19 patients and after offshore accounts pulled out their Philippine operations due to the global economic downturn.
Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid has filed a bill that provides for the criminalization of the repeated unjustified cancellation of confirmed orders from delivery apps.