Monday, April 15, 2024
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Senate expunges DICT’s P300-M confidential fund but allows P280-M ‘line item budget’

Sen. Grace Poe, the budget sponsor of the DICT, said instead of granting the agency a P300-million confidential fund, the amount of P280 million was put in a line item budget “so that it’s easier for us to be able to monitor it.”

Senate fends off hacking attempt on website but HOR not as successful

The hacking incidents have pushed Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano to state that the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) urgently needs confidential funds to upgrade the government's protection from cyberattacks.

Senate, House ink pact establishing eCongress

The eCongress website, an integrated digital legislative management system, will allow the two chambers of the legislature to strengthen coordination and make the inter-chamber processes much better and faster.

House, Senate doing final touches joint on e-Congress portal

The planned e-Congress Web portal will house information on the legislative secretariat work of both chambers.

Senate bill on Internet transactions tackled in plenary

Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1846 or the proposed Internet Transactions Act. calls for the establishment of the "E-Commerce Bureau" under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which shall have authority over activities conducted over the Internet.

Cayetano assures foreign chambers Senate will act on Open Access bill

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, has assured foreign chambers that the Senate is taking seriously their concern on the boosting of Internet connectivity in the country, saying the quality of digital infrastructure is the cornerstone to economic development and will consequently improve the general welfare of the Filipino people.

Senate panel recommends charges for overpriced DepEd laptops procured in 2021

The overprice was established to have reached at least P979 million in relation to the procurement of more than 39,000 laptops in 2021.

Poe refiles bill requiring ISPs to set minimum Internet connection speed

Sen. Grace Poe has refiled her bill seeking to require Internet service providers (ISPs) to widen their reach and establish a minimum and consistent Internet connection speed.

Senate panel report says social media platforms should be liable for disinformation

The report also wants to amend the law on libel making the use of fake accounts or names in making libelous comments as proof of malice.

Ping asks BOC: ‘Why are you not interested to automate?’

Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said during a hearing that he offered in 2018 to help the Bureau of Customs look for additional sources of funds to augment its budget for automation projections officials then seem to be not interested.
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