Philippine authorities shut down 102 internet cockfighting services

PHILIPPINE police on Monday said they had taken down 102 online platforms on cockfighting, which the government of ex-President Rodrigo R. Duterte banned last year after the disappearance of at least 30 industry workers. “We are still having a hard time dealing with these electronic sabong operations because of our [limited] technological capabilities,” national police […]

Marcos continues ban on e-sabong operations

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has ordered the continued suspension of online cockfighting operations in the Philippines, known as e-sabong, citing the need to protect public morals and safety. “There is an urgent need to reiterate the continued suspension of all e-sabong operations nationwide, clarify the scope of existing regulations and direct relevant agencies to […]

PAGCOR warns users of illegal gambling sites vs fraud, liability

THE STATE-RUN Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) has warned the public against engaging in illegal gambling websites, citing cybercrime threats as well as the possibility of facing criminal charges. In a statement on Wednesday, PAGCOR said those who want to gamble should do so on legitimate and licensed electronic gaming sites. Gambling websites not […]

Pasig City bans operators of offshore gaming, other online gambling firms

THE PASIG City government is banning offshore gaming operators and other online gambling businesses through a local ordinance approved on December 15, with existing establishments given until end-2023 to close shop. Pasig City Mayor Victor Ma. Regis “Vico” N. Sotto, in a tweet on Tuesday, announced that he has signed City Ordinance No. 55, which […]

Building habits: Effective learning approaches for lawyers taking MCLE courses

Without a doubt, lawyers are among the busiest professionals. They have among the most hectic daily schedules. That is why it is always a challenge for them to comply with certain requirements of the profession, particularly the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), which requires them to complete 36 hours of continuing legal education activities per […]

UN: Philippines lacks trained staff vs child abuse

THE UNITED Nations (UN) special rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children on Thursday said the Philippines lacked trained officials at the village level to monitor reports of child sexual abuse. “I am concerned that local government politics negatively impacts the child protection structure due to regular changes of personnel,” Mama Fatima Singhateh, […]

GobizKOREA Releases a Virtual Exhibition Platform – Gobiz Town

Exhibition of Prospective Products and Provision of Virtual Consultation with Online Virtual Exhibition Hall Seoul, Korea, December 02, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – GobizKOREA announced the release of ‘Gobiz Town’, a Virtual Exhibition Platform to present domestic small and medium enterprise products to overseas buyers. Gobiz Town View [virtual space designed with digital twin technology, and its scenery changes […]

Upcoming Event – Hebei (ASEAN) Export Commodities Online Fair 2022

Beijing, China, Nov 25, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Hebei (ASEAN) Export Commodities Online Fair will be held from 21 Nov.2022 to 30 June 2023 via Global Business Matching Online Platform The Online Fair is hosted by Hebei Provincial Department of Commerce and organized by CMEC International Exhibition Co., Ltd. Hundreds of […]

Bill calls for virtual one-stop shop of support services for online MSMEs

A SENATOR has filed a bill that will create a virtual one-stop shop of support services for online micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), including access to loan windows.    “We must recognize the importance of e-commerce in the development and recovery of our economy from the effects of the pandemic,” Senator Manuel “Lito” M. Lapid […]

FEU policy center launches online portal with verified PHL history info

THE FAR Eastern University Public Policy Center (FPPC) has launched an online interactive portal which aims to combat misinformation by providing teachers, students and the general public with verified historical information that is easily accessible.  “Our online portal aims to correct the historical inaccuracies and build civic education for the younger generation,” FPPC Trustee Maria […]

Vape law draft IRR imposes obligation on online sellers to verify buyer age, identity

THE draft implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11900 or the Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act (Vape Law) will impose age and identity verification requirements on customers ordering such products online. According to a draft of the IRR posted on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) website, e-commerce platforms, […]

New normal gives rise to insurance products

FILIPINOS’ positive experiences with online transactions have led to the increase in the purchases of insurance and investment products, a recent study of an insurance firm showed. The new study, “The Modern Filipino Family: Exploring family dynamics and digitalization in the new normal,” by Manulife Philippines showed that most Filipinos recognize the convenience (45 percent), […]

Bill granting gig-economy workers employee status filed in Senate

A BILL establishing an employer-employee relationship between online platforms and gig-economy workers has been filed in the Senate, which will bar workers, including freelancers, from being treated as an independent contractor. Senate Bill 1373 is known as the proposed Protektadong Online Workers, Entrepreneurs, Riders at Raketera Act, filed on Oct. 6. It also requires that […]