February 28, 2020


DICT Clarifies Issue on Disbursement of Php300-M Confidential Fund

Media Release: FORMER military General Eliseo M. Rio, Jr.’s resignation from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has created a controversy. I can be recalled that Rio was an undersecretary at the DICT, who then served as acting secretary; then as full time undersecretary again after President Rodrigo R. Duterte appointed former senator […]

DICT’s Common Tower Gains Ground in Ilocos

Media Release: THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has reached another milestone in its bid to improve telecommunication services in the Philippines as it marks the construction of the country’s first shared cell tower in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, through the department’s common tower initiative. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 17 to […]

DICT Free Wi-Fi for 25 Million Filipinos in Unserved Areas — Honasan

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — FILIPINOS, especially in remote communities, still have to experience internet connectivity, let along fast Wi-Fi. But there’s hope moving forward for around 25 million Filipinos in the country’s unserved and underseved communities. (“Unserved” and “underserved” are terms currently being […]

Philippines Highest in Concern over Security Issues

Highlights: The Philippines Shows the Highest Level of Concern Over Security Issues; One in Five Filipinos Have Stopped Dealing With an Organization After a Data Breach — New Unisys Security Index™ ————————————————— MANILA — Here’s a warning to Philippine business organizations and government agencies about Filipino consumers: They do not take for granted breach of […]

DICT Seeks Partnerships, Collaboration with International Entities

By EDD K. USMAN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science and Digital News MORE partnerships. The Department of Information and Communications and Technology (DICT) is looking for more partnerships as it unveiled its five priority initiatives moving forward. Under the new management headed by former senator now DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, the […]

DICT Searching for AES Provider via Tech Fair for Smartmatic Replacement

Since 2010 the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has been using Smartmatic and its vote-counting machines for the conduct of the automated election system (AES) in the Philippines. For the  law authorizes the poll body through Republic Act No. 9369 (which amended R.A. No. 8436) to implement AES for the May 11, 1998 national and local […]

DICT Holds NICT Summit 2019, Revs Up Gov’t’s Digital Transformation Initiative

Media Release: WITH digital transformation (DX) taking hold of government agencies and business organizations, the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) is holding a two-day summit today, June 25, and tomorrow, June 26. It’s called the National Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Summit 2019 in Cubao, Quezon City, during which a battery of speakers […]

DICT Lands Tripartite Accord on Common Tower with Globe, ISOC, Edotco

(SDN) — MORE telecommunications companies (telecoms) have enlisted on the Common Tower Initiative (CTI) of the government. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) shared this good news as it landed partnerships for its CTI with three telecoms. It said the CTI yielded initial results on Monday (June 17) because Globe Telecom agreed to […]

DICT Downplays Impact on PH Telecom Industry of Trump’s Huawei Blacklist

​(SDN) — LITTLE impact on Philippine telecommunications (telecom) industry. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) weighed in on United States President Donald Trump’s ban of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. played down the impact of the American Chief Executive’s action. Last week the U.S. […]

DICT’s Tech4ED Finalist in IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards 2019

Media Release: MANILA — IDC Government Insights Asia/Pacific has announced that Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) Tech4ED Program has been chosen as one of the finalists in the annual IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2019 under the category of Education. Tech4ED formerly meant Technology for Education, which was started by the defunct […]