The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said on Monday, Oct. 16, that the website of the House of Representatives (HOR) is back online even as the agency is investigating a “person of interest” who may have perpetuated the hacking incident.
House Bill 7327 mandates the creation of the Philippine Infostructure Corp. to manage government ICT assets, including infrastructure, platform, and software. The corporation shall have an authorized capital of P5 billion.
House speaker Martin G. Romualdez said on Monday, Nov. 28, that he expects the country’s Internet speed to go up a notch next year once the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) implements its National Broadband Plan (NBP) that has been allocated P1.5 billion in the proposed 2023 national budget.
Last Monday, the House Committee on Information and Communications Technology approved the SIM card registration bill as a rush of "personalized" text scams sent to mobile subscribers made it to the headlines.
After three hearings, the House Special Committee on Creative Industry and Performing Arts was able to craft a three-pronged actionable points framework, which consists of strategies on policy review, possible programs for funding, and collaborations among stakeholders.
An e-sports group told lawmakers in a congressional hearing on Thursday, Feb. 17, that e-sports and gaming industries should not be associated with gambling because majority of e-sports participants are minors.
Top officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) told a House committee hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 2, that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already ruled out any breach of its servers, contrary to a report of the Manila Bulletin.