The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has launched the “Uwian Na” portal that aims to help Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who wish to return to their respective hometowns under the “Balik-Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” program of the government. According to OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, OFWs who have tested negative for the Corona Virus Disease 2019… (0 comment)

DTI, e-payment providers partner to ease biz registrations
Now it‘s easier and more convenient for Filipinos to register and renew business names as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) partners with digital payment service providers. “(Now), there is no need (for the entrepreneurs) to take a leave of absence, or to commute just to pay for business transactions,” said national treasurer Rosalia… (0 comment)

Customs installs more X-ray machines in Manila port
Two fixed portal x-ray machines were recently installed at the Bureau of Customs-Port of Manila (BOC-POM) to protect the country’s borders against the entry of smuggled goods and other contraband. In a statement, the BOC – X-ray Inspection Project (XIP) said the installation of modern scanners is in line with Bureau’s commitment to strengthen border… (0 comment)

AMD launches 2nd generation CPUs for high-performance computing
AMD, one of the leading computer processors manufacturers in the world, recently announced the launching of its new 2nd Generation AMD EPYC family of processors that deliver performance leadership across a broad number of enterprise, cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO, said during the launching event on August 7,… (0 comment)

PH government launches ‘911 TESDA’ employment app
The Philippine government on July 30, 2019 officially launched “911 TESDA”, an online application providing the graduates of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) a platform to look for job requirements. The “911 TESDA,” initially available as web-based application, was created not just to help TESDA graduates, but also to make it more… (2 comments)

DICT urged to prioritize free Wi-Fi program in PH
Two senators on July 2, 2019, urged newly-appointed Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Gregorio Honasan to fast-track the setting up of free internet in the country’s state universities and colleges (SUCs). Senator Sonny Angara said he is confident that Honasan will carry out the free Wi-Fi program with a “greater sense of… (0 comment)

Positive Activism: ASEAN Data Science Explorers 2019 empowers youth to harness data analytics
The ASEAN Foundation’s Data Science Explorers Programme and Germany-based European multinational software corporation SAP invite students across South East Asia region to join in the 3rd annual data analytics competition to harness the power of data and deliver sound recommendations in addressing developmental issues. Now on its third year, the ASEAN Foundation and SAP launched… (0 comment)

France gives PH grant for study on cable car system
The government of France has provided financial aid for a feasibility study on the implementation of the first urban cable car project in the Philippines, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Wednesday. In a statement, the department said the initiative was formalized through a launch held at its office in Clark, Pampanga, attended by Transportation… (0 comment)

DICT taps Kaspersky to boost government cybersecurity program
The Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their existing mutual commitment to address the information security challenges among local public sector agencies in support of the national cybersecurity framework of the country. The agreement, which coincided with the… (0 comment)