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Risa Hontiveros

Hontiveros alarmed as PH becoming scam hotspot in the world

Sen. Risa Hontiveros said information from the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) revealed that almost all large-scale investigations on cyberfraud and cyberscams in the world has a traceable connection to the Philippines.

Hontiveros bares Facebook groups used by teens to trade sexual videos

Sen. Risa Hontiveros has flagged Facebook groups that are used by teenagers to sell sexual videos and images online to fund expenses in online learning.

Kiko calls Facebook, Twitter virtual ‘crime scenes’ of child abuse

Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan on Tuesday, March 2, called out social media giants Facebook and Twitter for their absence in the Senate hearing on online abuse and exploitation of children, describing these platforms as a "crime scene" particularly of fake accounts committing criminal activities.

Hontiveros files bill against online sexual exploitation of children

According to the International Justice Mission, 86% of online sexual exploitation of children victims are female while 14% are male.

Hontiveros presses for security audit of Dito ahead of March 8 launch

Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday, Feb. 24, urged the National Security Council (NSC) to immediately conduct a security audit of newcomer Dito Telecommunity Corporation ahead of its commercial rollout on March 8.

Hontiveros calls for audit of DND cybersecurity funds

Sen. Risa Hontiveros has called on the Commission on Audit to review the Department of National Defense's (DND) 2020 spending on cybersecurity in light of the agency's proposed P500-million fund for the same category in 2021.

Hontiveros flags DND’s P500-M budget pitch for cybersecurity

Citing the military’s deal with third telco Dito Telecommunity as "foolish", Sen. Risa Hontiveros said she is opposing the Department of Defense (DND)’s proposal for a P500-million cybersecurity budget for 2021.

Hontiveros calls for ‘immediate’ Senate probe on AFP-Dito deal

Sen. Risa Hontiveros has called for an “immediate” Senate hearing to probe the agreement that allows new telco Dito Telecommunity to set up equipment and facilities within the military bases of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the country.

Gov’t asked to help small businesses transition online

Sen. Risa Hontiveros has urged the government to fast-track its digital transformation program for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to prevent them from permanently shutting down their operations that could eventually lead to laying off of workers.

Senators propose Internet, laptop allowance for teachers

Sen. Risa Hontiveros questioned DepEd's proposal to have teachers enter into loans with GSIS for laptops worth P20,000 or less. The payment of these loans will be debited from the teachers' salaries.
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