Congress scrutinizes Phividec



By Rose de la Cruz


Because of its lapse in allowing a vessel load of garbage from South Korea from landing in Philippine soil, Congress is now scrutinizing the operations of Phividec, the industrial estate agency that should oversee the operation of the garbage importer, Verde Soko Philippines Industrial Corp.


Rep. Harlin Neil Abayon III of AANGAT Tayo partylist, said "Verde Soko is a locator company on the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. 


He earlier proposed to abolish and merge PHIVIDEC into the Department of Investments Promotion.


Abayon said the PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority "has…

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Kaspersky warns online shoppers of attackers



By Rose de la Cruz


Online shoppers especially are the targets of banking Trojans who victimize popular consumer brands, stealing their credentials and other information through these sites. Kaspersky Lab technologies detected 9.2 million attempted attacks by the end of the third quarter (Q3) 2018 compared to 11.2 for the whole of 2017, with detections for one malware family up by 34 percent.


Half all online shops attacked were well- known consumer apparel brands including fashion, footwear, gifts, toys and department stores. Online shoppers in the US, Italy, Germany, Russia, and emerging markets appear…

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Measures to keep inflation at bay



By Rose de la Cruz


Concerned with the continued upward movement of food prices—which would accelerate further with the coming Christmas season—the economic team has proposed several measures to keep inflation (which in October was at 6.7 percent) at bay.


In a statement, the economic team said it is mindful that much attention must be given to food, which remains to be the major contributor to inflation even as its price decelerates. To hasten the decline in consumer prices, the government must continue enforcing mitigating measures, particularly interventions in the food supply, one of which is…

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Imee calls for changing outdated laws on entertainment sector


By Rose de la Cruz


Senatorial aspirant (current Ilocos Norte) Gov. Imee Marcos is calling for the upgrading of the “outdated, conflicting and inadequate legislation” governing the entertainment industry to professionalize the sector.


Apparently, she wants the showbiz people to embrace her candidacy for the Senatorial run-up in 2019 as showbiz celebrities attract huge following from the fans.


Marcos said there is an urgent need to restructure the guidelines, parameters and philosophy embracing the country’s creative profession into one overarching framework as part of nation building.


The charter she envisions will encompass not only the traditional radio, film and…

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Why limit to 3 telcos when the country could have four?



By Rose de la Cruz


The government’s search for a third telco provider in the country was lauded by many people—who have grown weary with Smart and Globe’s deteriorating services—although Rep. Harlin Neil Abayon III of AANGAT Tayo partylist, is asking why limit to three when we could have four telcos?


The Philippines, he said, is big enough for two to four new telcos and still be able to operate profitably, Abayon, deputy minority leader of the house said.


"All this talk about having just a third telco, in my view, limits our country's growth potentials and consumer…

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