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Netizens urged to pressure Aquino, House on FOI bill

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Wednesday called on netizens to exert “sufficient, educated public pressure” on President Aquino and the House of Representatives to fast-track the freedom of information (FOI) bill.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Senator Pimentel asks Comelec: Scrap PCOS for new technology

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Friday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to discard the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines used in the past two national and local elections, and look for newer and more reliable technology for the 2016 polls.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Senate asked to study possibility of sending donations via text

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano has asked two Senate committees to look into the viability of using the country’s text-messaging system for people to send cash donations to ease the plight of calamity stricken communities.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Enrile admits playing ‘Bejeweled,’ other apps ‘to exercise gray matter’

TABLET GAME AT HEARING  Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile plays “Bejeweled” on his iPad as other senators listen to witnesses during a public hearing on the alleged sexual exploitation of Filipino women workers by certain embassy employees and officials in the Middle East.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Some senior citizens answer jumbo crossword or Sudoku puzzles to keep their minds sharp. Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, 89, plays “Bejeweled” on his iPad.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Telecommuting’ proposed as solution to traffic woes

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Senator Pia Cayetano has filed a bill proposing to institutionalize telecommuting – working online from home – to help decongest the country’s busiest thoroughfares such as those in Metro Manila.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Hontiveros shows there’s life outside Senate

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On the verge of her second defeat in elections, administration candidate Risa Hontiveros has taken to Twitter to show there’s more to life than making it to the Senate.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Social media makes campaign easier

former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay

There was still no Facebook when former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. ran and won a Senate seat in the 1995 senatorial elections but he acknowledged that the social networks had made it easier for candidates to mount a national campaign now.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Comelec rule on Internet campaigning vague–Escudero

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has expressed reservations over the Commission on Elections’ regulation on online election advertisements, saying it could be used by a candidate’s political opponents to derail his or her Internet campaign with unauthorized ads or social media postings.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Santiago proposes Magna Carta for Internet

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill crafting a Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF) that would replace the recently enacted but still controversial Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Bill gives netizens say in passage of PH laws

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Netizens—bloggers, maybe even trolls—stand to play a vital role in the passage of the country’s laws if a proposed Crowdsourcing Act is enacted.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

TRO on cyberlaw big victory for freedom of expression, says Guingona

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“The first victory of the people and of freedom of expression.” That was how Sen. Teofisto Guingona III described the Supreme Court’s issuance Tuesday of a temporary restraining order (TRO) suspending implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act for 120 days while the high tribunal decides whether the law violates civil liberties.

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

Cybercrime law unconstitutional, says Santiago

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Liking and sharing libelous material on Facebook and retweeting similarly defamatory content on Twitter would make a netizen liable under the Cybercrime Prevention Act, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago warned on Saturday.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Angara: Tough penalties due to Net’s global reach

Senator Edgardo Angara

Just one click and a libelous content goes global.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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