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DFA issues advisory on delays in e-passport releases

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has issued an advisory saying that a machine breakdown would cause a “delay of two to three days” on the release of the electronic passports (ePassports) due from January 28 to February 2.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mobile phones boost mother, child health care in 8 PH areas–UNICEF

Globe Rewards Program Ambassador TV personality Bianca Gonzalez, Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu, UNICEF Philippines Chief of Health and Nutrition Willibald Zeck, and Globe Head of Customer Lifecycle Management Jay Beltran.

Mobile phones will scale up the initiatives to monitor maternal and child health care in eight poor municipalities in the Philippines, an official from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bayan asks Congress to tackle cyber law amendments with urgency

Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes . FILE PHOTO

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Secretary General Renato Reyes on Wednesday urged members of the Congress to exercise a “sense of urgency” in dealing with proposed amendments to the controversial Cybercrime law, saying that he feared that the coming 2013 elections would hinder progress on the said amendments.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

‘SC might take down controversial provisions of cyber law’–constitutionalist

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A constitutionalist and former chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said he believed that the Supreme Court would strike out controversial provisions in the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

USAID-backed mobile banking project to be launched in PH

An officer of the United States Agency for International Development (US AID) will be in the country to launch a mobile banking project aimed at expanding Filipinos’ access to financial services.

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

It’s just a blog and has no copyright, says Sotto

Senator Vicente Sotto III

It’s a blog and has no copyright. This was how Senator Vicente Sotto III tried to dismiss claims by US-based Sarah Pope that the lawmaker plagiarized her blog.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Of a small school, big hearts, and their massive twitter campaign

Students join other volunteers in packing relief goods for flood victims.  Photo Anna Alejo

While the heavy rains ravaged Manila and nearby provinces throughout the week, around 2,000 students from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) decided to vent their rage by flooding the social microblogging site Twitter.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Netizens tweet help for flood victims

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Several concerned citizens used the social networking site Twitter to call for help for flood victims and to give situationers in affected areas.

Posted: August 7th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Binay flies to Japan for cyber security summit

Vice President Jejomar Binay   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay went to Japan for an international summit on cyber security, which he believed would help the country
“enlarge the networks of experts” that the government could call on for assistance in times of need.

Posted: July 17th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Real-time weather monitoring now accessible through Project Noah

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Named after the Biblical ship that saved lives—man and animals—from massive flooding, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) introduces Project Noah, which aims to help Filipinos make informed decisions in times of typhoons.

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook contest launched to boost EU-Philippines ties

AP FILE PHOTO

The European Union’s delegation to the Philippines has launched a Facebook profile picture contest in a bid to boost ties between the two countries.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Binay’s office says attacks on site calls for greater cybersecurity

grabbed from www.ovp.gov.ph website

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) denounced the attack on its site Tuesday night, saying they called for greater cybersecurity.

Posted: June 13th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vice President Binay’s website hacked

grabbed from www.ovp.gov.ph website

The website of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) was hacked late Tuesday.

Posted: June 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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