Saying it threatens the constitutional rights of Filipinos to free expression and access to information, a multi-sectoral group of digital rights advocates is demanding the repeal of Section 6 of RA 11469 or the “Bayanihan To Heal As One Act”.
Realme devices with warranty expiring during the duration of the ECQ will receive an extension of seven days after the quarantine. Additionally, customers whose gadgets have a replacement period expiring within the ECQ may also have their devices replaced up to three days after the lifting of the month-long ECQ.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the public can expect steadier Internet experience in the following weeks after video streaming companies Google,
The circular also provides work-from-home (WFH) arrangements, urging BPO companies to transfer the necessary equipment to facilitate WFH arrangements within the lockdown period.
Called “Crowd Store Finder”, the website works like Waze or Google Maps that scans through the user’s neighborhood to find stores, banks, pharmacies, and remittance centers that remain operational.
PNP spokesperson Bernard Banac said the police will continue to take countermeasures against misinformation through cyber patrol operations and monitoring on all social media platforms.
The company made the overtures as a group of operators and drivers that calls itself Laban TNVS appealed to Grab to provide emergency financial assistance worth P1,000 daily or P24,000 monthly subsidy.
Local IT companies have earlier complained that they cannot deliver vital equipment such as laptops and provide tech support to banks and other establishments who remain open to the public.