Monday, June 24, 2024
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SME crowdfunder Investree PH goes nationwide

Targeting SMEs, Investree Philippines has just expanded beyond Luzon into Central and Western Visayas, as well as into Davao in Mindanao.

NEDA to pursue digitalization program in gov’t bureaucracy

NEDA undersecretary for the policy and planning group Rosemarie G. Edillon stressed that there will be greater digitalization, including government processes and a ubiquitous digital economy.

Econ managers, biz groups back new law allowing full foreign ownership in telcos, key sectors

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on Monday, March 21, Republic Act 11659 or the amendments to the Public Service Act (PSA), which allows full foreign ownership in key sectors including telecommunications, railways, airports, and shipping.

NEDA to unveil national innovation agenda, Ambisyon e-Village

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said it will launch on April 21 the National Innovation Agenda and the AmBisyon e-Village, an online innovation platform.

NEDA chief says PH needs to further improve broadband speed

NEDA director-general Karl Chua said there had been some improvements in the country's broadband performance, but the Philippines can do better as it currently ranks 63 out of 178 countries in terms of broadband speed.

NEDA pushes full implementation of PH Innovation Law

Socio-economic Planning secretary Karl Chua cited the importance of easing the restrictions on foreign ownerships, especially telecom and transport, that would help the Philippines attract more investments and create more and better jobs that are crucial to accelerating the country’s economic recovery.

NEDA says digital innovation, data science have transformed agency

The NEDA said its prioritization of technology, innovation, use of data science, digital information, innovative business processes, knowledge management, and human resource have profoundly transformed the agency.

NEDA steps up nat’l ID roll-out, aims to register 50M Pinoys by year-end

Meanwhile, state-run Land Bank of the Philippines said it has onboarded 5.3 million unbanked PhilSys registrants for their own transaction accounts through account opening booths at select PhilSys co-location areas nationwide.

As registrations hit 40M, gov’t sees PhilSys ID as digital tool for SMEs

The BSP said it is also boosting whole-of-government efforts to diversify the broadband market so that Filipinos across the country can have affordable Internet connectivity and digital financial services available to them.

NEDA stresses need for digital transformation in delivering gov’t services

NEDA director-general Karl Chua said he saw the significance of digitalization during the pandemic when social protection programs cannot be delivered because there was no single registry or database of Filipinos to identify beneficiaries.
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