Sen. Leila M. de Lima has filed a Senate resolution urging the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to fast-track the development of a national vaccine database of Covid-19 vaccines in the country as a standard measure to verify proof of inoculation.
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BSP governor Benjamin E. Diokno said, however, that applications for digital banking licenses will resume after three years if warranted by the circumstances.
The DICT said the items were intended for the e-learning initiatives of LGUS and that the supplier, Lex-Mar, is a wholesaler of office supplies and office equipment although it is also engaged in the construction business.
Unless exempted, social media influencers — both Filipinos and non-Filipinos – are required to pay income tax and percentage or value-added tax.
But the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) said the portal and mobile app for issuing vaccination certificates “VaxCertPH” is ready to go live nationwide after training of LGU operators in the next few weeks.
Converge CEO Dennis Anthony Uy said the company has no plans as yet to go into mobile since broadband subscriptions at home and in offices are allowing Filipinos to just use over-the-top services such as Facebook Messenger and Viber instead of voice calls.
The DICT said while MITHI increased the visibility in terms of ICT expenditures, the framework unintentionally led to delays in acquisition of ICT resources by agencies as layers of review multiplied.
National Privacy Commission (NPC) chair Raymund Liboro said his agency is “saddened” by the recommendation by Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) chair Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. to reveal the names of Covid-positive individuals.