MOA on financial literacy for civil servants forged


By Rose de la Cruz


Millions of government employees—the bulk of whom comprise the rank and file receiving meager wages from a structured 8-hour work shifts are the most financially-challenged segment of society who live for the next payday.


When emergencies/crises strike, they are prone to borrow from loan sharks or take on more jobs (often sacrificing work quality and productivity) to be able to meet their dire realities. From clerks and messengers, janitors, policemen/soldiers, teachers and doctors or nurses many of them do not save or invest for the future.


The higher they go to…

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NEDA urges speedy passage of National Land Use Act



By Rose de la Cruz


To ensure the sustainable and efficient use of the country’s land and physical resources, the National Economic and Development Authority’s land use committee urged Congress for the speedy passage of the National Land Use Act.


A special meeting, chaired by Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia on July 29, had the committee approving Resolution No. 1, series of 2019 adopting the NLUC version of the proposed NaLUA, which it proposed and that incorporates all inputs gathered from a series of technical discussions with various stakeholders and from regional consultations.



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 Bloating the bureaucracy until it bursts


By Rose de la Cruz


At the rate President Duterte is proposing to create new departments and agencies to cope with recurring problems and new ones, he is bloating the bureaucratic balloon to a point until it bursts.


Already, the government is the number one employer in the country—many of the civil servants hired for political favors and accommodations and the taxpayers are the ones that shoulder their fat wages and allowances.


The President has been showing off his largesse by fattening the salaries, bonuses and allowances of the men/women in uniform in exchange for their…

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Password stealers rise by 60% in 1st half of 2019




By Rose de la Cruz


Global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky, founded in 1997 has noted a 60 percent surge in password stealers during the first half of 2019, compared to the same period last year.


The use of malware designed to harvest consumers’ digital data – known as password stealers – has seen a significant rise in 2019. According to Kaspersky’s data, the number of users, targeted by the stealers, peaked from less than 600,000 in the first half of 2018 to over 940,000 during the same period in 2019. 



Password Stealing Ware…

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Innovations to meet SDG deadline of 2030



By  Marlo Asis (DOST-STI) 

As the Philippines fetes the achievements of Filipino scientists and science experts in this year’s National Science and Technology Week, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has lined up activities that highlight how technological innovations can help achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) mandated by the United Nations.


Science Secretary Fortunato “Boy” de la Peña said the DOST decided to focus on the sustainable development goals because the 2030 deadline for achieving the SDGs is not too far from now.


“Looking at the 17 SDGs, it is very easy to see…

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