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

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

Bhutan: No medals yet in the Asian Games, but still happy

By STEPHEN WADE,  AP Sports Writer JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has never won a medal of any kind at the Asian Games, much less the Olympics. The country's fame, instead, comes from its billing as one of the happiest places on earth. In fact, the government promotes a concept it terms "Gross National Happiness" as a way to measure success. "People at home are not unhappy we have not won," Younten Tshedup, a reporter for the national newspaper Kuensel, told the Associated Press at the Asian Games. "Everyone is happy, even with no medals. But medals this time would be icing on the cake." By comparison, Bhutan's giant neighbor China has won more than 3,000 medals — about 1,500 gold — in Asian Games competitions. "We are hoping to change it this time," Younten added. Bhutan, with a population of only 750,000, has 24 athletes entered in sports including archery, taekwondo, boxing and — believe it or not — golf. Karma Karma, who competed two years ago at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, could break through in archery, which is Bhutan's national sport. She was also the flagbearer in Saturday's opening ceremony in Jakarta. Soccer and cricket are also popular in Bhutan, but competition is amateur. Archery has many participants, but the disciplines practiced at home are different than those on the Asian Games and Olympic sports programs. "We'd be happy with any medal," Nim Dorji, the head of the delegation, told The AP. Several athletes in taekwondo could break through. They talked up their chances — but were realistic, too — on Monday while seated around a table eating lunch and decked out in their distinctive red and yellow uniforms with the dragon crest on the chest. "Bhutan is a very small country," taekwondo athlete Tenzin Dorji explained. "We don't have the facilities. Maybe that's why we are not winning. In Bhutan we (athletes) are all students and we only practice for four hours. In other countries they are almost practicing for a whole day." Part of the challenge has been Bhutan's isolation, trapped between China and India in the Himalayas. It has just recently begun to open up with television and social media pushing quick change, and the natural beauty also is a lure that attracts outsiders. Nim, the head of the delegation, said the Bhutan government was getting more involved and offering incentives. "We are a small country known for our culture and traditions," taekwondo athlete Kinzang Choden said. "But sports are not our careers. Education is given more importance than sports by the government." Bhutan has sent athletes to every Asian Games since 1990, according the country's profile on the Asian Games website. The closest it has come to winning a medal was in 1998 in Bangkok, when its men's archery team lost a bronze-medal match against China. Bhutan is not alone in Asia in its medal struggles. East Timor, Indonesia's neighbor on the eastern border, is also yet to win a medal at the Asian Games, a quadrennial event that has attracted more than 11,000 athletes from 45 countries and territories competing in 40 sports. The website for the Olympic Council of Asia — the governing body of regional sports — shows six other nations that have won medals, but never a gold medal: Afghanistan, Brunei, Laos, Nepal, Palestine, and Yemen. "Everyone here is expecting a medal," Younten, the Bhutanese reporter said. "We are expecting a few, but we're not very sure about which disciplines."    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Weekly Reflections: Incarnational model of doing mission

August is designated as Mission Month. It is a time for us to reflect on the nature of the church as God’s mission in the world. In an age of fast developing globalized culture, native peoples’ way of life are threatened to be dominated and assimilated by the culture of the global community, particularly by those who control the instruments of culture, especially the mass media. Nowadays, the mass media is perhaps one of the strongest, if not the strongest instrument of cultural formation in our contemporary life. Religion used to be the strongest molder of cultural values in ancient times. But time has greatly changed......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Celebrating the 11th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair

By: Bombette G. Marin TO preserve the handloom weaving industry, the Office of Culture, Arts, History, and Tourism of the Iloilo Provincial Government in collaboration with the Department of Tourism regional office will again host the Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair 2018 at the north wing of SM City Iloilo on August 24 to 26. The Indigenous […] The post Celebrating the 11th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

‘Shift to federalism can’t be rushed’

A FEDERAL system of government is better suited to the culture of the people, but it must be fully discussed among the people, the Wallace Business Forum said. According to the group, shifting to federalism should not be rushed, because there are many considerations involved. “It cannot be rushed, and its cost (should be) well-researched [...] The post ‘Shift to federalism can’t be rushed’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

ARTA sets its sights on streamlining government process on Starting a Business: End-to-end registration and unified form underway

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is now focusing on streamlining government procedures for business registration by developing an end-to-end business registration and unified application form......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Tourism to boost grassroots growth

Developing the country’s tourism industry would bring inclusive growth and allow Filipinos to enjoy its benefits from the grassroots, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go told members of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP). Go recently met with ATOP members and called on them to help the government […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

NCCA, PIA to launch Kalinaw Kultura in Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, July 23 (PIA) - The National Commission for Culture and the Arts in partnership with Philippine Information Agency and the local government of Iligan City will launch on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018