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Philippines: Preparing the Implementation of National ID

July 21, 2017 by onlineph | No Comments | Filed in Business, Featured, Government, Internet, Public Service

The national identification system has been long proposed for the unification of different government processes for the convenience of the Filipino citizens. However, at the moment the bill still needs to undergo second and third readings. But even before it succeeds going through the process, the government is already preparing for its implementation. Readmore

Philippine Passport is now 10 years from the Current 5 years

May 31, 2017 by onlineph | No Comments | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service, Technology

The Philippine Passport will now be valid up to ten years from the current five years after a signature from the President.  This after Senate approved the bill extending Philippine passport validity during its third and final reading.

The said bill will greatly benefit overseas Filipino workers (OFW) according to its proponents. Readmore

Investigation showed PLDT was not using Direct link and re-routing Traffic overseas to the US and then back to the Philippines

April 28, 2017 by onlineph | No Comments | Filed in Business, Government, Internet, Technology

It is a common knowledge for everyone that the internet speed in the Philippines is one of the slowest and unreliable in the world. Despite the surge of the telecommunication industry, there seems no hope in increasing the speed of internet connectivity.

Due to this, the government has made improving telecommunications infrastructure to assist with the development of the internet in the Philippines on their priority list. The Department of Science and Technology launched the Philippine Open Internet Exchange (PHOpenIX) together with Philippine Internet Service Providers to interconnect through a common backbone or Internet Exchange Point (IX) for efficient infrastructure. Readmore

ABS-CBN files $8M lawsuit vs Kissasian and other Sites

February 19, 2017 by onlineph | No Comments | Filed in Blogging, Business, Government, Internet, Social Network, Technology

ABS-CBN Corporation has filed a lawsuit before the US Federal District Court last Friday, February 17 against video-streaming website kissasian.com over alleged infringement of trademarks and registered copyrights of their 27 television shows and movies.

According to the media network, these efforts are to step up its anti-piracy enforcement this year. Readmore

How to Register, LTO to Impound Unlicensed and Unregistered E-bikes

January 14, 2017 by onlineph | No Comments | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service, Technology, Tutorials, Videos

Due to the growing number of electronic bicycles or e-bikes in the country, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is now impounding unlicensed e-bikes and penalizing unlicensed drivers.

Aside from the low cost of e-bikes, which ranges from Php 13,000 to Php 30,000, another key selling point that dealers use to sell these bikes is that you do not need to have a license to drive one. Readmore

LTO to Conduct Retesting of All Driver’s License in January 2018

November 27, 2016 by onlineph | No Comments | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service, Technology

Filipino drivers with different kinds of driver’s license would undergo testing by 2018.

The Land Transportation Office would conduct a retesting in January 2018, free of charge, to ensure that drivers deserve to have their license card. One major source of traffic congestion all over the country is the lack of knowledge among some motorist about basic traffic rules. Thus, the government decided to conduct the mandatory exam. Readmore

Globe Telecom Free Wifi for MRT now Approved

June 11, 2016 by onlineph | No Comments | Filed in Business, Government, Internet, Social Network, Technology

MRT passengers would soon be enjoying free Wi-Fi connection courtesy of Globe Telecom.

The network giant has recently secured a deal with the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to provide free Wi-Fi connection in stations of Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3). It sealed by a memorandum of understanding that both parties signed. Soon, Globe would deploy wireless internet infrastructure in all MRT Stations along EDSA. Readmore