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Senior gov’t execs in Cebu to map out Asean ICT master plan

ICT officials from ten Asean member-states and ?dialog partners? from China, India, Japan, Korea, the European Union, and the ITU are meeting in Cebu to map out policy directions for Asean?s ICT initiatives for the coming year.

Nat’l crime database proposed in Congress

A member of the House of Representatives has filed a bill calling for the creation of a national crime database to upgrade the country's crime fighting capabilities and to hasten the resolution of crimes.

More benefits for S&T workers pushed

A lawmaker is requesting the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives to appropriate P787 million for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) workers to cover the benefits of its science and technology workers mandated by Republic Act 8439.

Palace hits hackers, calls on discourse on new Cybercrime Law

As RA 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act took effect on Wednesday, Oct. 3, Malacanang sought to reassure the public amidst widespread opposition to the new law even as it deplored the hacking attacks on government websites.

Cybercrime Law violates int’l rights obligations, says militant group

Militant group Karapatan on Tuesday, Oct. 2, joined activists, netizens, journalists, bloggers, organizations, and individuals in a protest action in front of the Supreme...

DICT needed to boost PH dev’t, says solon

A lawmaker highlighted the need for comprehensive legislation covering the information and communication technology (ICT) sector during the IBM Think Forum last week.

Solon raises alarm over ‘cyberthreat, cyberdefamation’ in new Cybercrime Law

With the passage of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 this week, Kabataan Partylist representative Raymond Palatino reiterated the dangers that the new legislation might post to Internet freedom.

Congressional probe sought on PH’s watch-list status

Lawmakers have called for a congressional inquiry into reports that the Philippines is still in the United States' "watch list" for counterfeit goods.

Drilon: That’s not me on Twitter

Sen. Franklin Drilon issued a statement on Thursday denying that he owns ?several mischievous accounts? in social networking site Twitter that carry his name.

Solon raises alarm on PH slide in S&T innovation poll

The 2012 Global Innovation Index noted the Philippines as 91st among the 141 economies surveyed. This represents a four-step slump for the country compared to its 2011 rankings.

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