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PH gov’t extends duty-free importation of electric vehicles to 2028

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board has extended the duty-free importation of electric vehicles (EVs) including parts and components until 2028 following the recent recommendation by the Committee on Tariff and Related Matters (CTRM).

NEDA sees expanding PH digital economy

NEDA secretary Arsenio Balisacan said the passage of the Konektadong Pinoy Bill, the latest iteration of the Open Access Bill, will help reduce barriers to entry in the data transmission sector and upgrade physical and digital infrastructure to enable greater participation in the digital economy.

UN labor agency stresses importance of digital centers in PH

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has underscored the importance of the Digital Transformation Center (DTC), which will enhance digitalization and provide access to training and technology for enterprises and stakeholders in Pampanga.

WB report: PH Internet connectivity lags behind Asean countries

The report also noted that the digital divide in the Philippines is rapidly expanding. From 2019 to 2022, access gaps between the rich and the poor expanded by far the fastest for broadband Internet, compared to public and private services, utilities, and household goods.

NEDA cites need to boost tech innovation, entrepreneurship in PH

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has underscored the need to accelerate its efforts to achieve its goal of reaching the 43rd rank from 56th among 132 world economies by 2028 by promoting a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship and scaling up technology innovation, utilization, and commercialization.

NEDA stresses need to enhance connectivity, calls for passage of Open Access Bill

NEDA secretary Arsenio Balisacan told a forum that access to reliable Internet services is no longer a luxury but a fundamental prerequisite for inclusive socioeconomic development.

Common tower firm secures P2.4-B loan from ADB to construct 800 cell sites

The ADB noted that smartphone usage in the Philippines is among the most widespread in Southeast Asia, but the country has limited tower coverage — with only 240 towers per million population.

UK reaffirms commitment to S&T tie-up with PH

The United Kingdom (UK) has reaffirmed its commitment to continue the science and tech partnership with the Philippines following the 1st Philippines-United Kingdom Joint...

PH business leaders urged to improve Gen AI literacy in their firms

Consulting firm Deloitte Philippines has urged business leaders to improve generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) literacy throughout their respective organizations so that everyone is primed to use AI in a safe, optimal, and ethical way.

9 PH rural banks get $655,000 ADB grants for digital transformation

Nine rural banks and a bank consortium have secured grants worth $655,000 from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the implementation of digital transformation solutions aimed at catalyzing financial inclusion.

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