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Drilon, De Lima lament veto of SIM card registration bill

Sen. Franklin M. Drilon defended the constitutionality of the vetoed bill as he underscored that the measure contains no constitutional infirmity, specifically the provision that merely mandates the use of one's real name and registered SIM card in creating social media accounts.

De Lima calls on gov’t to suspend return-to-office order for IT-BPM firms

The Department of Finance said the IT-BPM firms can still implement a remote work arrangement for their employees but the companies must give up their fiscal incentives because these tax incentives are meant to be enjoyed inside an ecozone.

De Lima files Senate resolution calling for probe of passport ‘fixers’ online

Sen. Leila de Lima said fixers have migrated to Facebook to capitalize on the delays in the passport renewal services of the DFA, noting that these "fixers" have figured out how to make multiple online reservations for passport renewals and are profiting by selling these slots to desperate Filipino travelers.

Senate resolution urges DICT to hasten dev’t of PH vaccine database

Sen. Leila M. de Lima has filed a Senate resolution urging the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to fast-track the development of a national vaccine database of Covid-19 vaccines in the country as a standard measure to verify proof of inoculation.

De Lima asks Senate to scrap VAT on gadgets, digital educ materials

Sen. Leila de Lima has expressed her support for the proposal to provide tax exemptions for educational apps, e-books, computers, tablets and other communication devices to be purchased by students and teachers.

De Lima alarmed over cases of ‘floating’ employees in BPO firms

Some regular employees of BPO companies were reportedly being put on "floating status" after coming into contact with Covid-19 patients and after offshore accounts pulled out their Philippine operations due to the global economic downturn.

Senators seek probe of fake Facebook accounts, use of gov’t socmed platforms for false info

Sen. Francis Pangilinan has asked the Senate to investigate the recent proliferation of fake Facebook accounts, while Sen. Leila M. de Lima filed a resolution seeking an inquiry on the reported use of government social media platforms to spread false and inaccurate information.

De Lima calls for probe of existence of gov’t-funded ‘troll armies’

Sen. Leila M. de Lima has sought for an immediate Senate investigation following international reports that public funds are being used to pay online "troll armies" to manipulate public discourse in the country.

De Lima says gov’t should heed Chinese call to stop online gambling in PH

Sen. Leila De Lima said the government should seriously look at the issues concerning the rise of online gaming or Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) from multiple perspectives to realize its overall impact to the country and the Filipinos.

De Lima laments Google PH’s inaction vs. fake news on her on YouTube

Sen. Leila de Lima said that more than 100 fake videos directed at her have not yet been taken down on YouTube despite efforts by her Senate staff to regularly report these malicious clips.
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