Needed: A bureaucratic revolution

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 12/09/2021

“Government shall include providing a climate of minimum government regulations and procedures and specific undertakings in support of the private sector.” Don’t you just love it. Those words should be inscribed over the entry portal of every…

Cebu City, Tuburan bag trophies in Digital Governance Awards 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) awarded two local governments in Cebu for utilizing information technology in their daily operations. DICT announced the complete list of winners of the 2021 Digital…

LTO-7 offers free WiFi to clients

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Visitors of the Malasakit Service Center of the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) can now avail of free WiFi use. “We are proud to say that we have the first LTO…

NTC urged to crack whip on telcos

Melvin Gascon 03/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) must compel telecommunications companies to speed up the construction of new cell towers to deal with the country’s growing needs for internet connectivity, which has been worsened by the…

NBI confirms cyberattack on national government portal

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday confirmed a cyberattack on the national government’s main website but could not yet identify who was behind the attack. NBI Cyber Crime Division chief Victor Lorenzo said…

Internet speed in PH improving, says DICT

Miguel Camus 02/22/2021

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said internet speeds in the Philippines had improved over last year, citing crowdsourced data from Ookla. For mobile internet speed, it said the Philippines ranked 86th globally in January…

Where our focus should be

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 10/22/2020

Last week I said there were three things we needed to do to recover from this crisis. They were the immediate actions government could undertake to hasten recovery. In the longer term, there are two areas the…

Philippines is top ‘digital riser’ in East Asia and the Pacific —report

09/17/2020

MANILA,Philippines — The Philippines has been named the top “digital riser” in East Asia and the Pacific by the European Center for Digital Competitiveness (ECDC). ECDC’s Digital Riser Report analyzes and ranks the changes in digital competitiveness…

Free Wi-Fi coverage in schools to grow six-fold in 2021

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/28/2020

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is planning to build free Wi-Fi access points across thousands of public schools to help boost connectivity amid the new coronavirus pandemic. This is part of the government’s goal…

PH internet deal with Facebook a go by September 2020 — DICT

Miguel R. Camus 05/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government’s massive internet deal with social media giant Facebook is pushing through after being entangled in geopolitical tensions between the United States and China. Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) undersecretary Eliseo…

DICT warns public against vishing or voice phishing

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —If you receive an unsolicited call asking for personal and sensitive information, you should be on the alert. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) reminds the public to be wary of vishing…

DICT pushes for telecommuting in gov’t offices

Miguel R. Camus 03/20/2020

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) wants alternative work arrangements for government employees amid moves to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The DICT is proposing that the Civil Service Commission (CSC)…

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