In January last year, Canon announced that it was investing six billion yen to put up a plant at the First Philippine Industrial Park in Batangas. The facility, which will start operating in April 2013, will manufacture laser printers, accessories, and parts of Canon cameras and other products.
A US-based start-up, which successfully developed an online platform where travelers can rent accommodations from people who have available spaces in their places, is intensifying its presence in the Philippines after seeing a spike of tourist interest in the country.
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.
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.
Noting that media organizations are still not agreeable to the rewording of a provision in the Data Privacy Act, Sen. Edgardo Angara explained that the law exempts journalists from being penalized for publishing ?leaked? information vital to public interest.