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Ano ba talaga: Can LGUs Confiscate Your Driver’s License?

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently released a memorandum reiterating that Local Government Units (LGUs) cannot confiscate a driver’s license. However, Republic Act No. 4136 says otherwise. Let’s discuss the pertinent provisions to shed some light on the problem. The recently issued memorandum from DILG reiterates Section 3.4 of DILG-DOTC Joint Memorandum Circular […]

LTO Asks LGUs To Lower NCAP Fines for PUVs

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said it will appeal the NCAP fines for public utility vehicles (PUVs), saying they are way much higher than what the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is imposing. According to LTO chief Assistant Secretary Teofilo Guadiz III, the fines imposed under NCAP should be the same, if not lower, as […]

LGUs To Continue NCAP

In a joint statement, the mayors of the five cities expressed their common stand to continue with the implementation of the NCAP as they vowed to continuously improve infrastructure and road conditions for motorists. The joint statement was signed by Valenzuela City Mayor Wes Gatchalian, Parañaque City Mayor Eric Olivarez, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, […]

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Marcos Signs EO 32 to Streamline Permits for Telco Infra Works

In the push to streamline all telco and internet infrastructure works, Pres. Bongbong Marcos signed Executive Order 32 (EO 32), which aims to streamline the processing of necessary permits. With the issuance of the said EO, the Marcos administration hopes that this will reduce any construction delays to help improve mobile phone and internet services […]

Pres. Marcos: DICT To Facilitate LGU Adoption Of E-Gov’t System

In a move to step towards the future, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has instructed the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to facilitate the adoption of the e-government system by local government units (LGUs) as part of the government’s digitalization efforts. Here’s the scoop on the latest development. The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) […]

Outdated Laws Are Blocking Philippine Digitalization

Would you believe it if we said that less than 20% of Filipino households are currently connected to the internet? Despite the fact that a lot of people use mobile data for more affordable plans, that’s still a shocking amount when you consider how the whole world has become dependent on the world wide web. […]

Smart Ramps Up SIM Registration Drive Awareness

As we approach near the April 26 SIM Registration deadline, Smart has intensified its call for customers to register their SIMs ASAP to help prevent text scams and mobile phone-aided criminal activities.  For its efforts, Smart unveils its‘Mag-SIM Reg para hindi SIM Dead’ campaign, where it also released a video to remind people to register […]

Huawei to Launch P60 and Mate X3 on March 23

It’s official: Huawei is indeed launching the P60 series and the Mate X3 on March 23. This was revealed in a series of posters that they posted on their official social media channels. New waves of innovations are coming. #HuaweiP60Series #HuaweiMateX3 — Teme (??)|???? (@RODENT950) March 13, 2023 While the teaser poster is vague, […]

Digital Copy of National ID Available Next Month

Good news for everyone! If you still haven’t been able to receive your physical copy of the National ID, you can soon get a printable and digital copy to keep on your smartphones soon. Read on to find out more. According to an interview by PTV with PhilSys Registry Officer-in-charge Engr. Fred Sollesta, the downloadable […]

Pitaka Ng Bayan: Why Starpay Is The Next Big E-Wallet App

It’s the Christmas season yet again. We can tell by the lights and decor already being put in in public spaces – much less the all-too-familiar music. Around this time, a lot of us are already thinking about the tedious process of holiday shopping for loved ones and relatives. Although, maybe this year it doesn’t […]

Pinoy Pride: Cherry Leads Philippines Tablet Market for Q2 2022

As schools resume classes this 2Q of 2022, IDC reports that the tablet market in the Philippines grew significantly, and that Cherry is the dominant tablet brand. The resumption of classes—be it in hybrid or face-to-face format—has DepEd and LGUs producing tablets for students to aid them in school. IDC Senior Analyst Angela Medez sees this […]

LTO Temporarily Allows Registration of Vehicles with NCAP Violations

Owners of vehicles with violations under the No Contact Apprehension Policy (NCAP) may now proceed with their registration as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has temporarily disabled the apprehension alarm.   Following the order from the Supreme Court to suspend the controversial program, LTO chief Teofilio Guadiz III said he sent a letter to the […]