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Caintic meets with incoming DICT chief Uy for transition planning

Ivan John E. Uy, the incoming chief of the DICT met with acting secretary Manny Caintic to discuss the country’s digital agenda plans and programs during the transition planning meeting held on Wednesday, June 8.

DICT prepares for leadership transition as ex-CICT chief Ivan Uy set to take top post

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) acting secretary Manny Caintic said on Tuesday, May 31, said he is now preparing to hand over the reins to lawyer Ivan John Uy who has been named as the agency’s new secretary under the incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

First on Newsbytes.PH | Naga named new NPC commissioner, Caintic is acting DICT chief

National Privacy Commission (NPC) deputy commissioner John Henry Naga has been appointed as the new chair of the data privacy agency while Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) undersecretary Emmanuel “Manny” Caintic has been designated as the acting secretary at the ICT agency, a highly-placed source told Newsbytes.PH.

DICT wants to use SUF to fund digital infrastructure programs

The DICT is seeking to reclassify spectrum users fees (SUF), which are collected annually from telcos, from Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) to “capital outlay”.

Rio scoffs at claim of DICT that VSAT provides ‘cheaper, faster’ Internet access

Former DICT undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. refuted on Tuesday, June 1, the statement of the DICT claiming that Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) technology provides cheaper and faster Internet to remote areas of the country.

‘Telecom Tower Watch’ unveiled to track PH digital infra

The Telecom Tower Watch initiative aims to accelerate the development of the country’s digital infrastructure by establishing a regular venue for close monitoring and troubleshooting of delays in the building of cell towers and related projects.

Rio hits DICT anew for inaction on major broadband project

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.

DICT’s Cabanlong leaving post as assistant secretary for cybersecurity

This developed after newly appointed DICT secretary Gringo Honasan chose to pick IT executive Emmanuel “Manny” Caintic to replace Cabanlong in his role as the top official in charge of cybersecurity concerns.

Four new undersecretaries, assistant secretaries appointed at DICT

Appointed as undersecretaries were lawyers Jose Arturo de Castro and Eleazar Almalbis Jr., while named assistant secretaries were Emmanuel Caintic and Vicente Cejoco.
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