Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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Experts push for enabling environment to boost innovation in PH

Establishing a dynamic and enabling ecosystem built on strong government-industry-academe partnerships and data governance will drive more innovation in Philippine business and industry, as team of experts said in an online forum.

Only 33% of PH firms are ‘innovation-active’ — gov’t study

Among the sectors, information and communications technology (ICT) and agriculture consistently ranked highest and lowest in innovation, respectively.

Leveraging technology key to learning amid crises: experts

Education experts reaffirmed that blended learning can be effective and can improve education delivery and learning continuity through targeted interventions that use available technology.

CHED backs PIDS portal as first electronic repository of socioeconomic data

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has endorsed the Socioeconomic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P), the country’s first and free electronic repository of socioeconomic materials produced by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

PH digital transformation lags behind Asean neighbors, says new book

This was revealed by the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) in its latest book, "Critical Issues in the Philippine Digital Economy" which offers valuable insights into the country's digital economic landscape.

Complexity of digital economy poses challenge for tax collection, says UP prof

The government is losing substantial revenue as it struggles to impose taxes on digital transactions and non-resident digital service providers amid the digital commerce boom, said a law expert at a webinar organized by state think tank Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS).

Expert: Improve PH tax law to capture revenues from digital transactions

A UP Law professor explained that the current tax system was developed for brick-and-mortar or traditional businesses with a physical location and is not applicable for e-commerce firms.

‘Glaring’ policy gaps in ICT stall wider PH Internet reach, digital readiness: experts

“Outdated” regulations in the ICT sector hamper the country’s digital readiness and efforts to drop internet cost, improve speed, and enhance service coverage, experts said in a recent webinar organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

Big data-traditional data combo to boost planning, policy-making

Using traditional data with new data sources such as big data can improve the quality of data for planning and policymaking, a report from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said.

ICT policy reforms needed for better PH connectivity: study

The study from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) noted that the Philippines is the only country in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation region that requires interested companies to secure a legislative franchise before applying for a certificate to operate as a telecom firm.
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