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World Bank exec warns of widening digital divide in PH

The World Bank Group Group senior digital development specialist Naoto Kanehira has highlighted the growing digital divide in the Philippines, underscoring the widening gap in Internet access between different income groups.

Digital divide, access continue to hinder PH push for digitalization

A white paper by the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy said the “analog economy” is a big factor in the Philippines, where actual money and offline transactions still exist.

Survey shows distance learning woes hounding parents, learners

While NCR has the highest number of households with Internet access (33.2%), the Pulse Asia survey revealed that it is the region that suffers most from intermittent Internet connection (55%) and expensive Internet fees (47%) compared to the rest of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

WB report: 60% of PH households don’t have access to Internet

As a result, face-to-face interactions and analog practices are still pervasive in the country making social distancing economically costly, according to the World Bank-led report "Philippines Digital Economy Report 2020”.
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