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Lazada considers banning small sellers

September 4, 2020 by onlineph | Comments Off on Lazada considers banning small sellers | Filed in Business, Government, Internet, Technology

As one of the country’s biggest online shopping platform, Lazada is pondering to forbid small sellers along with food and drug vendors following the Senate Panel’s hearing about the sales of fake goods on the app.

On a statement by Lazada Chief Executive Officer Ray Alimurung, he stated that they will probably consider not to allow small retailers and the pharmaceutical category will be removed. Readmore

Commission on Audit flags ‘overpriced’ PhilHealth IT project

August 5, 2020 by onlineph | Comments Off on Commission on Audit flags ‘overpriced’ PhilHealth IT project | Filed in Business, Government, Health, Internet, Tax, Technology
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An officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation has revealed that the head of the state-run agency and its high-ranking officials had an authorization on the approval of purchasing overpriced IT equipment and software.

During the Senate’s investigation yesterday, Philhealth board member Alejandro Cabading said on his testimony that the firms’ President and CEO Ricardo Morales had a hand on endorsing the questionable budget even though the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) did not give consent since most of the items were redundant and the amount they approve reach up to 400%. Readmore

Shopping online? House Panel okays 12% VAT on digital service providers

July 31, 2020 by onlineph | Comments Off on Shopping online? House Panel okays 12% VAT on digital service providers | Filed in Government, Internet, Tax, Technology
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Shopping online and watching your favorite shows on Netflix will be pricier soon as the House Committee on Ways and Means approves the bill seeking to charge 12% Value Added Tax (VAT) on several local and foreign companies that provide goods thru digital platforms such as Lazada, Shopee, Zalora, and Spotify among others. Readmore

Gapan city Mayor to provide 50 pesos per month internet to all residents

June 10, 2020 by onlineph | Comments Off on Gapan city Mayor to provide 50 pesos per month internet to all residents | Filed in Government, Internet, Public Service, Technology
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On his Facebook live stream last Monday (June 1), Mayor Emerson Pascual of Gapan, Nueva Ecija revealed that he is providing internet connection for every family in the city. Along with his sister, Provincial Board Member Joy Pascual of 4th District, they unveiled the good news that they have sufficient funds for the fiber optic internet which will start this month. Readmore

Apple’s new Mac Pro Available to Order on December 10th

December 9, 2019 by jam jam | Comments Off on Apple’s new Mac Pro Available to Order on December 10th | Filed in Featured, Technology

Here’s something to complete the tech savvy’s Christmas wish list. Apple finally announced that both Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available to order on December 10.

Apple unveiled both products at WWDC 2019, and had been anticipated by many fans ever since. The brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro comes with new keyboard, high-resolution display and powerful processors. Apple claimed it to be “the world’s best pro desktop, and Apple Pro Display XDR, the world’s best pro display.” Readmore

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Facebook to Launch ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency in next year

June 23, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Facebook to Launch ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency in next year | Filed in Business, Social Network, Technology

Mark Zuckerberg is planning to launch a cryptocurrency in 2020 hoping to change the global economy. Facebook is currently developing Libra currency with the help of various international organizations. This includes credit card companies, venture capital firms, and other tech giants.

Once launched, Libra will be integrated inside of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Eventually, Zuckerberg hopes to make Libra accepted as a form of payment. This will lead the financial services to be built on top of its blockchain network. Readmore

US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts

June 4, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts | Filed in Government, Internet, Social Network, Technology, Travel

United States Visa Applicants will now be required to submit any information about their social media accounts. These social media accounts should have been used for the past five years prior to the VISA application.

This used to be a requirement only when US officials deemed it necessary to further scrutinize an applicant’s personal details. However, Associated Press (AP) reported that the social media data is now needed both for immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms. This additional required info was first suggested on March 2018 to incorporate it with against the watch lists generated by the US government. Readmore