Stop using pirated software



By Rose de la Cruz


The best way to guard yourself from cryptocurrency miners—or those out to steal data and money from you—is to avoid installing unlicensed software and content.


Kaspersky Lab noted an 83 percent increase in the number of cryptocurrency miners’ attacks in the first three quarters of 2018 affecting over 5 million internet users compared to 2.7 million for the same period in 2017. The major driver behind the crypto gold rush was the installation and use of unlicensed or pirated software and content.


In 2018, malicious cryptocurrency mining prevailed over…

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Legislators to push for signing of rice taffication law this December



By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Michael Romero has said Congress will push hard for the signing this December the rice tarrification law so it can immediately be implemented and bring down local rice prices by removing all import quotas and allowing more entities to import the staple.


With shortages continuing to plague various parts of Metro Manila and the rest of the country,  Congress will make sure the bicameral committee-approved rice tariffication bill is swiftly sent to the Office of the President so its signing can happen in the remaining weeks of this year, said…

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NEDA to regulate reclamation projects



By Rose de la Cruz


To prevent indiscriminate illegal reclamation activities, the National Economic and Development Authority will regulate proposed reclamations.


This after the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the NEDA and the Philippine Reclamation Authority last Thursday putting more teeth into the regulation of reclamation activities.


The joint memorandum circular, with Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia and PRA General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Janilo Rubiato as signatories, enforces the strict implementation of Executive Order 146, series of 2013, which delegates to the NEDA Board the power to approve reclamation projects.…

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LTFRB told to rollback transport fares




By Rose de la Cruz


With several big rollbacks in oil prices, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board should have initiated rollbacks in transport fares.


Thus declared Rep. Harlin Neil Abayon III, AANGAT Tayo partylist, even as he chided the LTFRB for being “so silent all the while and not revoking the last round of price hikes in transport fares it approved for jeepneys and buses.”


As member of the the House committee on transportation Abayon said the LTFRB "must wake up and take swift action now."


Abayon said that as the prices of fuel…

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Senate-House panel approves Universal Health Care Bill



By Rose de la Cruz


The proposed Universal Health Care bill will soon become a law following the bill’s approval by both the House of Representatives and Senate panels.


Rep. Ron Salo, Kabayan partylist, said for the poor and lower middle- class Filipino households, the soon-to-become Universal Health Coverage law, is government's way of coming to their rescue as they face sudden medical emergencies and critical care needs. He made this declaration soon after the Senate-House conference committee approval the reconciled version of the UHC bill.


"Our core advocacy of Universal Health Care or Kalusugan Pangkalahatan…

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