June 16, 2019

Author: EDD K. USMAN

Lucio K. Tan, Jr. Starts Green Canopy Project in Cagayan Valley

(SDN) — EVERY summer every year Cagayan Valley in Northern Luzon, experiences sizzling hot temperatures. In fact, Tuguegarao City, the capital, had the Philippines’ hottest temperature ever recorded at 42.2 degrees Centigrade on May 11, 1969, according to Quora.com. And ever since that day, maybe even before, the people of the province have been hard […]

Rapidly Aging Asia Needs More Domestic Workers; What About Their Rights?

Media Release: ​Op-Ed: Domestic Workers’ Day A rapidly aging Asia means a rapidly growing need for domestic workers. But what about their rights? Mr. NILIM BARUAH, International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Regional Migration Specialist for Asia and the Pacific, reviews progress on migrant domestic workers’ rights in Asia. ASIA is on track to become one of […]

HackerOne Reveals Results of ‘Top 10 Security Vulnerabilities’ Report

​Media Release: HackerOne’s white hat hackers continue to collect millions of dollars in bug bounty rewards, now at US$54 million — and growing (SDN) — ON June 13, HackerOne made public what it described as a “never before seen research” naming cyberworld’s top 10 most impactful security vulnerabilities. HackerOne collected the vulnerabilities through its programs […]

PCAARRD Joins Workshop on ‘Knowledgebase’ System Management of Lakes

Media Release: THE Philippines through a council of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has participated in an international workshop on the use of a knowledgebase/database system on lakes that can be contributed to by countries in Asia. Representing the country was the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development […]

NCMF-North Luzon visits Moros detained at Baguio City Jail

(SDN) — IT has been a tradition, actually a mandate, of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) to provide assistance for Moros in detention. The mandate is enshrined in Republic Act No. 9997, the NCMF Charter. Jail visitation was first implemented by the defunct Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA), the commission’s forerunner. For, arguably, […]

Threat Intelligence Must Enable Organizations to Be Proactive

Media Release:   ​By: Anthony Giandomenico Senior Security Strategist at Fortinet​ ​​ AS organizations continue to adopt and drive digital transformation (DX), staying ahead of the threat landscape and attack chain curves is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve. Today, rather than having a single network to secure, most organizations now own and manage a variety […]

PHL Gears Up for ‘Future of Work’ with Nat’l Policy Breakthroughs

​Media Release: MANILA — IDC believes that the recent passing of the Alternative Work Arrangement bill through the Senate of the Philippines is an important incremental step for the welfare of Filipino workers and for the development of the country’s digital economy. The adoption of new technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality/Virtual […]

To Make Manila Bay Clean, Safe, PHL Needs US$1-B Yearly — Brinkman

(SDN) — MANAGING the highly-challenged Manila Bay in a holistic way would require at least an estimated US$1 billion a year. A June 6, 2019, exchange rate — $1 to 51.79 Philippine pesos (Php) — showed that would amount to around Php52 billion every 12 months. Maybe not too much to ask in exchange for the […]

DOST Awards 6 e-Governance Systems to Nabua, Bula LGUs

(SDN) — TWO municipalities in Camarines Sur, Bicol Region, have found an ally in the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). With the partnership with DOST, through its Innovation Council or the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and  Development (PCIEERD), the two local government units (LGUs) maybe now able “to deliver […]

Developing Secure Software: 5 Best Practices to Strengthen Your Strategy

​Media Release: In the world of software, it’s critical for security to cover the entire development life cycle. But how will this ensure that the velocity of development and deployment processes aren’t negatively impacted? By Florian Thurmann, Director of Software Security Operations at Synopsys Software Integrity Group THE painful consequences of data leakage are becoming […]