Thursday, January 28, 2021
ISPs must explain failure to block child pornography sites | A cyber criminal working in the dark

ISPs must explain failure to block child porn sites

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MANILA — Amid the pandemic, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) seeks explanation from internet service providers (ISPs) for their failure to install technology that will block access to websites that contain materials on child...

Measure seeking to facilitate digitization of students’ textbooks filed in Congress

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Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte filed House Bill (HB) No. 8020 or Book Publishing Industry Development Act (BPIDA), a measure seeking to institutionalize the digitization of all materials used by publishers...

‘Victory for Filipino children’: PH to raise age of sexual consent to 16

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Child rights activists have been lobbying for decades to increase the age of sexual consent enshrined in the Penal Code since 1930 but they face resistance from what they describe as a "culture of...

Duterte Youth Party-List seek to revive Anti-Subversion Law, tag all communists in PH as...

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Duterte Youth Party-List Rep. Ducielle Cardema filed House Bill 8231 or the proposed "Act to Outlaw the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People's Army, and National Democratic Front (Anti-CPP-NPA-NDF Act of 2021)," seeking...

House OKs measure seeking to extend validity of 2020 national budget

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On the third and final reading, lawmakers voting 221-6-0 approved House Bill 6656, a measure extending the validity of the 2020 national budget until December 31, 2021, with only the Makabayan bloc legislators dissenting. The...

Makabayan bloc solons push for passage of Parents in Jail Act in Congress

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ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. France Castro urged the House leadership to pass the proposed "Parents in Jail Act of 2021" (House Bill No. 8153), a measure seeking to establish mechanisms that will assist imprisoned...

Environmental groups urge Congress to pass comprehensive waste importation ban

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Greenpeace Philippines and EcoWaste Coalition lamented the slow progress of crafting a comprehensive law that would ban waste importation, as well as the ratification of the Basel Convention Ban Amendment. “It’s time the government made...

Pangilinan urges Senate to pass bill mandating law enforcers to use body cameras during...

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Opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan appealed for the immediate passage of his Senate Bill 427 or "The Body Camera Act" which mandates law enforcers to use body cameras during their operations to prevent allegations of...

Lacson sees dubious realignments in the Senate version of 2021 national budget

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As questionable realignments in the Senate's version of the 2021 national budget surface, Senator Panfilo Lacson called on his fellow lawmakers for transparency. “We already found some realignments that may seem questionable, based on our...

Senators unanimous in opposing attempts to waive safeguards of automated polls

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Senate President Vicente Sotto III shot down an alleged attempt by one of their colleagues to insert a provision in the 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA) that gives the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) the...

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Pinalakas at pinabilis na Globe Home Prepaid WiFi, inilabas na 

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Mas pinalakas, mas pinabilis na Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi ang kailangan ngayon sa new normal, lalo na’t maraming binago ang pandemya sa pamumuhay...
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Gov. Remulla: They’re not fully committed 

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“They’re not fully committed,” said Cavite Governor Juanito Victor Remulla after finding out that the consortium’s documentation was “deficient in three or four items”. Worth...
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Duterte takes preventative move, recalls earlier IATF order

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MANILA — Three days after Malacañan announced further easing of age-based stay-at-home restrictions, President Rodrigo Duterte withdrew the government resolution, now allowing persons 15...