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Gov’t unveils AI roadmap, puts up National Center for AI Research

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched on Wednesday, May 5, the national artificial intelligence (AI) roadmap which made the Philippines one of the first 50 countries in the world to have a national strategy and policy on AI.

Gov’t unveils e-commerce roadmap as sector eyes 5.5% share of PH economy in 2022

The Department of Trade Industry (DTI) rolled out on Friday, Jan. 29, its e-commerce roadmap, eyeing the sector to value at P1.2 trillion or sharing 5.5 percent of the economy by 2022.

88,000 new online businesses registered with DTI in 2020

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) secretary Ramon Lopez said 88,000 new registrations for online businesses – a record number – were posted in 2020.

All indicators point to shift to digital payments in PH, says BSP

Current indicators show that the Philippines is ready to shift to digital payments and other financial technology (fintech) innovations. The Philippine government, particularly the...

From 1,573 in Jan-March, registration of online biz jumps to 75,876 by end-August

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported that business name registration of online businesses boomed from 1,753 in January-March 15 this year -- or before the declaration of the community quarantine -- to 75,876 as of September 2.

PH remains preferred destination for BPO firms, says DTI chief

Data from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority showed that from January to July 2020, registered investments from the BPO sector grew 37 percent to P11.4 billion amid the global health crisis.

DTI pushes for law regulating online platforms, businesses

Under the proposed law, the DTI shall have regulatory powers to take down or issue cease-and-desist orders against websites selling illegal or dangerous products or services.

DTI chief: Online barter taxable only if part of regular business

The DTI chief said online barter – as well as other online transactions -- is subject to tax if it has become part of a regular commerce or business.

Gov’t wants to revisit E-Commerce Law as online selling booms in PH

With consumers now turning to online selling due the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it will aggressively implement policies...

DTI chief says PH can become powerhouse in artificial intelligence

DTI secretary Ramon Lopez said AI can become a great equalizer wherein educated, highly skilled, and highly motivated young Filipinos can make their mark.
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