The Philippines was the top “digital riser” in East Asia and the Pacific region, according to the Digital Riser Report 2020 which analyzed the digital competitiveness of countries as indicated by its digital ecosystem and mindset.
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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported that business name registration of online businesses boomed from 1,753 in January-March 15 this year — or before the declaration of the community quarantine — to 75,876 as of September 2.
DOTr assistant secretary for legal affairs Mark Steven Pastor said the memorandum circular will cover all types of electric vehicles and will not exclude light electric vehicles or low-speed vehicles.
After the country reached this year its best record in the Global Innovation Index (GII), the Department of Science and Technology is targeting to significantly advance further in two years.
Under the proposed law, the DTI shall have regulatory powers to take down or issue cease-and-desist orders against websites selling illegal or dangerous products or services.
The Philippines moved up four places in the 2020 Global Innovation Index (GII), improving from its 54th place 2019 to 50th spot this year.
A week after criticizing an assistant secretary of the DICT for apparent lack of concern on a proposed integrated contact tracing platform, former undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. took another swipe at the top officials of the agency for not acting on a crucial document for a broadband project in the country.
The NPC said the Data Privacy Act has exceptions and that those to be audited cannot deny state auditors the information by invoking the privacy law.