PHL partners with two EU countries on defense

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has sought support from the Czech Republic and the Netherlands to enhance the technological capacity of the Philippines’ defense sector, according to statements released by the press secretary’s office on Wednesday. “It’s something that has been very helpful to the program of modernization that we are undergoing for defense forces […]

House measure to prevent import fraud — lawmaker

A PHILIPPINE party-list representative on Monday said imports continue to be underdeclared, with many smuggled items getting through the Bureau of Customs using spurious documents. “The very source of the perpetuation and perpetration of irregularities in the Bureau of Customs start with commercial invoice,” Party-list Rep. Rodante D. Marcoleta said at a House of Representatives […]

House assures support for police academy modernization

THE HOUSE leadership on Monday vowed to support the modernization of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) and additional benefits for cadets.    “In an increasingly globalized, highly advanced society, there is a need to modernize the PNPA and educate our police corps with new methods, so they may have the competency and expertise to deal […]

AFP modernization delayed 

THE SECOND phase of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) modernization program might have to be extended for lack of budget, a congressman said on Thursday.  “If the fund is not increased, there might be a need to extend the law on the revised AFP modernization program,” Oriental Mindoro Rep. Arnan C. Panaligan said […]

Newly-established Center of Excellence hosts specialists to guide customers in seamless shift to modernized platforms

TOKYO, Sep 1, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu today announced a comprehensive update to bolster its modernization services offerings, boldly reimagining its approach for customers’ existing information systems to realize their digital transformation (DX). Fujitsu will work with customers to visualize their current assets including business processes, data, applications, and IT infrastructure […]

Globe embarks on I.T. modernization, hurdles first milestone in platform-refresh for improved customer experience

GLOBE has embarked on a major I.T. modernization effort meant to reduce service outages; recently passing a significant milestone on billing system infrastructure refresh, and with succeeding phases of platform upgrades still to come.With a P4.1 billion total investment to date, this multi-year effort is meant to improve user access to various company products and […]

Editorial: Pressing for social justice

Recent events highlight that, even in the midst of a pandemic, the struggle for social justice continues. One is even inclined to press that, especially in a pandemic that oppresses those less endowed with material resources, economic opportunities, and access to representation and power, the fight for social justice must be sustained. In the midst […]

Budget reform bill filed in House to deter unfunded mandates

A BILL has been filed in the House of Representatives seeking to better align budget items with national government priorities and to deter proposed uses of public money with no identified funding sources. House Bill No. 9214, which if passed will go into the books as the Budget Modernization Act, was filed by Representative Jose […]