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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros has called on the PNP and the NBI to strengthen the implementation of the Safe Spaces Act, otherwise known as the “Bawal Bastos Law,” especially during the time of Covid-19 lockdowns.
Instead of slapping new taxes, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian also prodded the government to extend fresh capital and other financial assistance to budding online entrepreneurs.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday, June 17, urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to “withdraw, review, and re-write” its memorandum circular on the taxing