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Congress website back online as DICT probes ‘person of interest’

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 approves E-Governance Act on final reading

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.

National Broadband Plan gets P1.5B in proposed 2023 budget

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.

SIM registration almost a law after House ratifies bicam committee report

The “SIM Registration Act” is the first legislative measure that passed the approval of the bicameral panel of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in the 19th Congress.

Congress eyes passage of SIM card registration law by Oct. 1

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.

House panel eyeing tax on foreign-based online sellers

The BIR said they were able to collect P206.67 billion from online transactions and content creators from 2017 to 2021.

House panel recommends 3-pronged framework for PH e-sports industry

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.

E-sports group asks for gov’t support, says gaming not similar to gambling

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.

In House hearing, Comelec reiterates NBI finding ruling out hacking

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.

First on Newsbytes.PH | House OKs bill mandating subdivisions to allot area for cell sites

The House of Representatives also approved House Bill 10329, which would institutionalize a program for the integration of digital technology and innovation in public basic education.
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