Monday, June 14, 2021
Lawmakers seek to criminalize red-tagging | Headline PH

Lawmakers seek to criminalize red-tagging

  Fearing red-tagging may get out of hand, nine congressmen, belonging to the so-called Makabayan bloc, have filed a bill criminalizing such act that they maintained to be a blatant violation of freedom of expression.   MANILA...
Megawide eyes two rail projects in 2021 | Headline PH

Megawide eyes two rail projects in 2021

  Pining to help ease the commuters' woes, Megawide Construction Corp. discloses it is eyeing to bid for two major rail projects this year, on top of the development of the Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MCRP). Referred...
Public schools to accept registrants till 31 May | Headline PH

Public schools to accept registrants till 31 May

MANILA — Early registration for incoming public school students in Kindergarten and Grades 1, 7, and 11 has been extended until the end of May, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). Public schools will...
Protect the messenger—Duterte | Headline PH

Protect the messenger—Duterte

MANILA — “This year’s theme affirms the nature of news and information as a public good that must be utilized effectively to achieve their intended benefits,” President Rodrigo Duterte in his message during the...
Globe and Asia Pacific College support DepEd students | Headline PH

Globe and Asia Pacific College support DepEd students

With free connectivity solutions Asia Pacific College (APC), in collaboration with Globe Telecom, worked with the Department of Education (DepEd) in donating free connectivity solutions to DepEd students under the Schools Division of Pasay City. Through...
Education Crisis: Schools closed for 168-M children worldwide | Headline PH

Education crisis: schools closed for 168-M children worldwide

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been completely closed for almost an entire year due to lockdowns and quarantine restrictions brought about by the ongoing...
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CHR: Protect children from all forms of abuse

MANILA — As the world celebrates the International Day of Education, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) calls for more stringent measures to ensure that children are protected from all forms of abuse, as...

Gov’t had not invested a centavo for the development of internet services in the...

At the Senate hearing on the renewal of DITO Telecommunity's franchise, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Chief Gamaliel Cordoba bared that internet speeds in the Philippines improved by as much as 262.7% in 2020, but...

Esperon urges Senate to fund DICT’s operations center for ‘lawful intercepts’

At the Senate Public Services Committee hearing, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. sought to tap "lawful intercepts" to be done by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to deter hackers from...

Brain drain deprives Filipinos quality, efficient telecommunications services — Poe

As the Senate Committee on Public Services prepares to convene for a public hearing to tackle measures granting the application for franchises of several telecommunications companies in the country, Senator Grace Poe raised the...

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Costs of power outages charged to users | Headline PH

Costs of power outages charged to users @ ₱0.0798/kWh

  There are two factors that pushed up wholesale electricity market prices (WESM) charges: the increase in Luzon demand and the simultaneous generation plant outages,...
WHO uses a new naming system for COVID-19 variants | Headline PH

WHO uses a new naming system for COVID-19 variants

In a bid to avoid stigmatizing any country for detecting and reporting variants, the World Health Organization decides to rename variants first detected in...
MRT3, LRT1 provide free train rides, 7-9AM, 5-7PM | Headline PH

MRT3, LRT1 provide free train rides, 7-9AM, 5-7PM

  Is a city tour by train from end to end in your plans today? Just saying.   MANILA — The Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) and...