The Makati City Government said it has signed up telco giant PLDT to provide free Wi-Fi service in the Makati City Hall as a prelude to its bigger plan to make Makati the first “Wi-Fi City” in the Philippines.
Start-ups in the Philippines engaged in an intense pitching competition last week at the SMX Convention Center when a US-based organization held a competition, with the winners getting the opportunity to vie for funding in Silicon Valley.
The Codetoki team – with an app that allows IT graduates in the Philippines to increase their chances of employment – was recently proclaimed winner of the Ideas portion of the 1st Ideas & Apps Challenge, a competition initiated by US-based AppBridge in partnership with Globe Telecom and its wholly-owned subsidiary, start-up incubator Kickstart Ventures in the Philippines.
Developments in ICT enhance freedom of expression but come with potential threats to security, privacy, and intellectual property, according to the recent 12th Informal ASEM (Asia-Europe) Seminar on Human Rights, which focused on human rights online, held in Seoul, South Korea.
A new Philippines legislative measure is proposing that the unauthorized access of network and phone records information of a subscriber be declared as a punishable criminal act.
The Philippines Government recently rolled out a US$11 million initiative called the Integrated Government Philippine Project or iGovPhil, its biggest ICT project since President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino assumed power in 2010.
The Philippines Government has embarked on a project to tap unused “white space” frequencies in between TV channels to deliver broadband connection, particularly in rural areas.
A bicameral committee in the Philippines has cleared the Data Privacy Act just before Congress ended its formal session recently, but only after some contentious provisions were revised in the bill.