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PH holds soft-launch of eVisa application for foreign visitors

During the initial launch phase, Chinese citizens can now handle their Philippine visa requirements online.

Accenture: 98% of firms see business impacts of AI

Accenture said workers need not “fear” AI, despite concerns that it will eventually replace humans in the workplace.

Only 33% of PH firms are ‘innovation-active’ — gov’t study

Among the sectors, information and communications technology (ICT) and agriculture consistently ranked highest and lowest in innovation, respectively.

SC penalizes 5 lawyers over homophobic Facebook posts

In penalizing the five lawyers, the Supreme Court said the right to privacy of lawyers is limited, especially when it comes to their social media accounts.

License of online lender revoked for unlawful debt collection practices

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revoked with finality the license of Populus Lending Corporation to operate as a lending corporation for unlawful debt collection practices and failure to disclose its online lending platforms (OLPs) to the agency.

Japanese electronics firm to invest P4.4B in Batangas plant

Murata Manufacturing, which was founded in Kyoto, Japan in 1944, is engaged in the research & development, production, and sales of ceramic-based electronics used in Apple iPhones and other devices.

NPC warns firms, villages against indiscriminate taking photos of IDs

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Saturday, Aug. 5, warned against the “prevalent practices” by certain businesses and associations of taking photos of identification (ID) cards of customers or other persons using the electronic devices of their employees or agents without safeguards or privacy notice.

BIR: Senior citizens, PWD discounts mandatory for online transactions

The BIR also stated that the signature of the SC/PWD is not required if the qualified purchase was made online or through mobile applications. However, the SC/PWD identification card number should still be provided.

Cost of data breach in PH, Asean hits record high at $3.05M

The latest edition of the “Cost of a Data Breach Report” from IBM Security has revealed that the average cost of a data breach in Asean countries, including in Philippines, reached $3.05 million in 2023 – an all-time high for the report and a 6% increase year-to-year.

DICT to step up ICT infra as Marcos Jr. highlights faster Internet in SONA

Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. promised in his SONA more improvements in terms of connectivity, stating that the National Fiber Backbone and Broadband ng Masa projects of the DICT will deliver high-connectivity and high-speed Internet.

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