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E-vehicle industry boom seen as bill on EV lapses into law

The Philippines can now look forward to transitioning to sustainable transportation after RA 11697 otherwise known as the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act lapsed into law, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said on Thursday, April 28.

Gatchalian files Senate resolution seeking probe on BDO hacking

In filing Senate Resolution No. 961, re-electionist senator Sherwin Gatchalian sought to direct the appropriate committee to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, with the end goal of strengthening the legal framework to enhance the enforcement of Data Privacy Act, Cybercrime Prevention Act, New Central Bank Act, and other related laws.

Senate bill seeks jail time for abusive collection practices of online lenders

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said the liability of lending firms should not only be administrative as some of the acts committed against financial consumers already constitute criminal accountability such as infringement of data privacy and cyber harassment.

DepEd asked to increase efforts to curb ‘distance cheating’

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said there is a scheme called “sagot-for-sale” wherein parents hire others to answer their children's modules for them.

After getting scammed, Gatchalian files prepaid SIM registration bill anew

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for the bill mandating registration of all users of pre-paid SIM cards in the Senate after scammers managed to charge to his credit card account an online food delivery using a prepaid mobile phone.

Senators rue lack of liability of online sellers for counterfeit goods

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) undersecretary Ruth Castelo told a Senate hearing that the agency has no means to protect consumers from online sellers who cannot be located or do not provide any physical address.

DepEd urged to use P4 billion under Bayanihan 2 to invest in ICT

Under Bayanihan 2, the P4 billion allocation aims to assist DepEd in putting up ICT and digital infrastructure, the implementation of digital education, and the use of alternative learning modalities, including the printing and delivery of self-learning modules.

‘Bayanihan 2’ to allow LGUs to tap ‘Special Education Fund’ for blended learning

Under Section 4 of Bayanihan 2, the use of the SEF will be allowed to support alternative learning modalities, digital education and infrastructure, the purchase of equipment, materials, and supplies, including the printing and delivery of self-learning modules.

Gatchalian: ‘Ease of Doing Business Law’ can expedite roll-out of more cell sites

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said the problem of slow Internet in the country is a shared responsibility among telcos, local government units, and government agencies.

Gatchalian asks telcos to provide free connectivity to ‘all learners’

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said that accelerating the provision of connectivity to all learners is a step to ensure equity in access to learning opportunities in the 'new normal'.
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