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Developing government’s cybersecure culture

Cybersecurity in the Philippines remains in its infancy stage. Several initiatives to address cybersecurity concerns have been undertaken in the previous administrations, all of which were inadequate in deterring a good number of cyber threats that transpired in recent years. In March 2013, after the Lahad Datu incident in Sabah, Malaysians defaced Philippine Web sites […] The post Developing government’s cybersecure culture appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 13th, 2018

Mindanao SMEs cite concerns

REPRESENTATIVES of small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in Mindanao cited the need for more government help in developing the farm sector and improving conditions for doing business during the last leg of the regional Sulong Pilipinas-Philippine Development Forum in Davao City on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Camiguin enriches culture thru Baylan, Kabog showdown

CAMIGUIN, Oct. 30 (PIA)--To portray old traditions and rituals, relive tribal practices, and underscore the significance of knowing the roots of the island, the Provincial Government of Camiguin he.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Camiguin enriches culture thru Baylan, Kabog showdown

CAMIGUIN, Oct. 30 (PIA)--To portray old traditions and rituals, relive tribal practices, and underscore the significance of knowing the roots of the island, the Provincial Government of Camiguin he.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Innovation to Help Boost PH Economic Competitiveness

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling on the government to develop a culture of innovation to boost the country’s economic competitiveness. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, made the call after the World Economic Forum (WEF) issued its latest Global Competitiveness Report, which ranked the Philippines 56th out of 140 economies. While the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

NCCA-PIA pushes preservation of Ibanag culture

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, October 24 (PIA)--Hundreds of participants from various government agencies, schools and civil society organizations in Region 2 attended on Monday, October 22, the openin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

NCCA-PIA pushes preservation of Ibanag culture

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, October 24 (PIA)--Hundreds of participants from various government agencies, schools and civil society organizations in Region 2 attended on Monday, October 22, the openin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

‘Rock stars’ of traditional arts grace Dayaw festival of indigenous cultures in Capiz

In a rare feat, all but two of nine National Living Treasures or Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (Gamaba) awardees graced this year's Dayaw, the Philippine international indigenous peoples' festival in Roxas City and various towns in Capiz province. Gamaba awardees are the finest traditional artists of the Philippine. They are declared by the Philippine government through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Compared with the National Artists who are practitioners of western classical arts, they are practitioners of traditional arts and crafts and are sometimes called National Folk Artists. National Artist for Literature and NCCA chair Virgilio Alma paid ho...Keep on reading: ‘Rock stars’ of traditional arts grace Dayaw festival of indigenous cultures in Capiz.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Platform launced to improve LGUs’ integrity

THE Local Government Integrity Circles (LoGIC) Network has formally launched a platform that is meant to promote a culture of integrity among local government units that includes the reduction of red tape......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Quantifying the arts

ART HEALS, literature enriches vocabularies and our sense of empathy, and theater helps children develop their imagination and creativity. But these truths aren’t quantifiable — or not quantified yet — which makes it hard for the government to see the positive impact and contributions of art and culture to economic development. The post Quantifying the arts appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Living Tradition

Gov. Edgar Chatto and Holy Name University President Fr. Francisco Estepa sign agreement for the use of the old HNU Elementary building for the Bohol Institute of Living Traditions during its soft launch with cultural officers, non-government organizations, the academe, members of the religious sector, cultural workers, artists. Witnessing the signing were CBCP culture heritage […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

CCP leads tribute to Angara

The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. (PPOSI), with the University of the Philippines, pay tribute to the life and work of the late Sen. Edgardo J. Angara in an invitational concert on Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.   Angara was a champion of Philippine education, art and culture. He held various positions in government service, including the presidency of the University of the Philippines from 1981-1987.   A four-time senator, he authored and helped establish important laws related to culture and the arts. These laws include RA No. 7355 creating the National Living Treasures Award,...Keep on reading: CCP leads tribute to Angara.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Strike closes Acropolis, main museums in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) --- The ancient Acropolis in Athens and most of Greece's archaeological sites and publicly-run museums are closed to the public because of a 24-hour strike called by a union of Culture Ministry employees. Scores of tourists gathered Thursday outside the Acropolis, initially unaware of the strike. The union has accused the government of failing to exempt the transfer of ownership of national heritage sites to a powerful privatization fund created during the country's international bailouts. The Culture Ministry says the concerns are unfounded. AB RELATED STORIES: World tourism numbers up 6.0% in first half of 2018 -- UN Hokkaido to host season-lim...Keep on reading: Strike closes Acropolis, main museums in Greece.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Greek strike to close Acropolis, other key sites on Oct. 11

ATHENS, Greece (AP) --- A Greek union representing staff at the country's ancient sites and state-run museums has called a 24-hour strike for Oct. 11. The protest is likely to close the ancient Acropolis in Athens that day along with multiple sites around Greece that are popular with tourists. The union announced the strike Thursday. It accused the Greek government of failing to list publicly-owned properties that have been transferred to a powerful privatization fund created during the country's international bailouts. The Culture Ministry has disputed allegations made by the union and others that sites of historic and archaeological significance are included in the propert...Keep on reading: Greek strike to close Acropolis, other key sites on Oct. 11.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Bam Aquino wants Senate to probe killings of local gov’t execs

      Following the killings of several local government officials, Senator Bam Aquino urged the Senate to conduct an investigation into the recent attacks against several mayors and vice mayors in different part of the country. "Manindigan na tayo laban sa kultura ng karahasan sa ating bayan. Pamilyang Pilipino ang naiiwan at nasasaktan sa alitan at patayan," the senator said. (Let's stood up against the culture of violence in our country. Filipino families are being left hurt in this conflict and killings.) "Hindi sagot ang mala-martial law na patayan at intimidasyon sa mga problema ng bayan," he added. (Martial law-like killings and intimidation...Keep on reading: Bam Aquino wants Senate to probe killings of local gov’t execs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

French singer and actor Charles Aznavour dies at age 94

PARIS --- Charles Aznavour, the French crooner and actor whose performing career spanned eight decades, has died. He was 94. One of the Armenian diaspora's most recognized faces and vocal defenders, he seduced fans around the world with his versatile tenor, lush lyrics and kinetic stage presence. He sang to sold-out concert halls until the end, resorting to a prompter only after having written upwards of 1,000 songs by his own estimate. His death was confirmed by the French Culture Ministry. "Thank you, M. Aznavour," government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux tweeted. Often compared to Frank Sinatra, Aznavour started his career as a songwriter for Edith Piaf. The French...Keep on reading: French singer and actor Charles Aznavour dies at age 94.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Go: Education is Duterte’s priority

AS part of the Duterte administration’s continuing efforts in developing the country’s educational system, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go kicked off the ground-breaking ceremony of the Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) new campus at the Quezon Coconut Research Center in Catanauan, Quezon. Go, along with other government officials, led the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

The problem with plastics: stopping it at the source

AT A GLANCE Aside from government compliance with solid waste management laws, Greenpeace identifies corporate accountability as a roadblock to eliminating plastic waste. Corporations are working on developing alternatives to plastic and have programs to reuse old packaging after they’ve served their original purpose. Trying to live a zero-waste lifestyle is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Guevarra admits developing ‘phobia’ on being caretaker of government

  The past few days might have been too stressful for Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra that he seemed to have developed a phobia: being a government caretaker. Since news broke out about President Rodrigo Duterte's revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty, Guevarra had been sought after by many especially the media for the official explanation on the executive branch's move against a staunch administration critic. During the celebration of the 52nd.anniversary of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) on Friday, Guevarra quipped: "Alam niyo medyo napo-phobia na ako sa caretaker-caretaker na 'yan eh." Guevarra was first tasked to take care of the government w...Keep on reading: Guevarra admits developing ‘phobia’ on being caretaker of government.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Hanoi seeks hosting F1 race

HANOI --- Hanoi is planning to bring the world-famous Formula One car race to the capital, Government Office chairman Mai Tien Dung confirmed last week. During a press conference following a closed regular cabinet meeting, Dung said that the Law on Sports allowed Vietnam to host international sports events, including the F1 race. Hanoi initially proposed to the Government to organize the race around the iconic Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake and along the adjacent streets in the city centre, but the idea was rejected after thorough reviews by both the city and ministries of planning and investment, and culture, sports and tourism. The capital then wanted to host the game in the My D...Keep on reading: Hanoi seeks hosting F1 race.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Agriculture infrastructure needed in ‘Build, Build, Build’—Drilon

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday asked for the inclusion of agriculture support infrastructures in the government's "Build, Build, Build" program to enhance the country's agricultural productivity.   Drilon also blamed the developing rice crisis in the country, particularly in Zamboanga City, on poor agriculture infrastructure.   "The government should take a closer look at the state of agriculture infrastructure in the country, if it wants to enhance agricultural productivity to prevent rice shortage and stop unscrupulous traders from taking advantage of the situation," Drilon said in a statement.   The senator cited the construction ...Keep on reading: Agriculture infrastructure needed in ‘Build, Build, Build’—Drilon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018