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DICT allays fears of security threat from Chinese telco

DICT yesterday allayed fears of security threat from the Duterte administration’s decision allowing one of three leading Chinese firms to compete with the existing telecommunications duopoly in the Philippines. #BeFullyInformed DICT allays fears of security threat from Chinese telco The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) yesterday allayed fears of security threat from the… link: DICT allays fears of security threat from Chinese telco.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJan 24th, 2018

China allays security threats fear over entry of Chinese telecom to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — China on Thursday said it has reminded Chinese enterprises abroad to follow international and domestic laws, dousing fears of some Phil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

De Lima: Duterte turning PH into China’s satellite state

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima on Tuesday accused the Duterte administration of turning the Philippines into a "Chinese satellite state" with the impending entry of a Chinese telco company into the country. De Lima warned that the entry of China Telecom Corp. Ltd., China's largest telecommunications company, posed a security threat to the Philippines' information and communication infrastructure. "Do we really want a country who has most interest in undermining our national security to have a major role in our public utilities, especially communications?" De Lima said in a statement. "What will assure us that in the future, our national security and whole intelligence and defen...Keep on reading: De Lima: Duterte turning PH into China’s satellite state.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Draft terms for 3rd telco player out

THE GOVERNMENT’s bid to improve telecommunications services in the country has taken a step forward with the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) release on Monday of draft criteria for selecting the third major service provider. The draft joint memorandum circular — to be issued by the Department of Finance (DoF), DICT, National Security […] The post Draft terms for 3rd telco player out appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Taiwan warns Chinese military drills pose enormous threat

  TAIPEI, Taiwan – Frequent and increased Chinese military drills pose an "enormous threat" to Taiwan's security, Taipei warned on Tuesday, December 26, in an annual defense review that starkly highlighted rising cross-strait tensions. China views Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified at some point – by military ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

GENEVA, Switzerland – Swiss police said Saturday, December 16, they had expelled a person facing criminal charges in Switzerland for suspected links to a terrorist group, over fears he poses a threat to national security. Federal police confirmed to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) their "decision to expel a person who is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Palace: Entry of Chinese telco part of boosting ties with Beijing

THE Duterte administration is not opening its doors to foreign telecommunications companies unless they are from China, a Malacanang spokesman said on Tuesday. Secretary Harry Roque issued the statement as President Rodrigo Duterte has been criticized for allegedly favoring the entry of China Telecom. Lawmakers raised security concerns over the entry of a telecommunications firm [...] The post Palace: Entry of Chinese telco part of boosting ties with Beijing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

DND allays fears of terrorist attacks in PH despite Aussie travel advisory

DND allayed fears of terrorist attacks in the country following the issuance of a travel advisory by the Australian government, citing high threat of terror attack. #BeFullyInformed DND allays fears of terrorist attacks in PH despite Aussie travel advisory The Department of National Defense (DND) allayed fears of terrorist attacks in the country following the… link: DND allays fears of terrorist attacks in PH despite Aussie travel advisory.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2017

Palace allays fears of public, tourists in Bohol

MANILA, Philippines - There is no need for tourists or Lenten travelers to cancel their trips to Bohol as security forces have contained threats from the Abu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2017

Japan mulls more aggressive military stance as North Korean threat looms – CNN News

Japan is considering a further step away from its long-held pacifist stance with a proposal which would allow it, for the first time since World War II, to strike overseas targets. The proposal from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) advocates adopting new measures to address missile threats from North Korea, including ramping up Japan's missile defense capabilities and, in a departure from its postwar constitution, developing the &'8220;capacity to counterattack enemy bases&'8221; in the event of a missile attack on the country. Hiroshi Imazu, chair of the Research Commission on Security for the LDP, and former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, submitted the proposal on missile defense to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Onodera, who led the panel, told press after the meeting that Japan's current systems might not be able to cope with a barrage of attacks. &'8220;There are limitations (of our) ballistic missile defense (BMD) if several missiles are fired,&'8221; he said. &'8220;Neutralizing an enemy base (and preventing the launch of) the second and third missiles is within the range of self-defense. It is not a preemptive strike,&'8221; he added. Anxiety in Japan follows a recent string of North Korean missile tests. Earlier this month, Pyongyang fired four intermediate-range ballistic missiles, three of which landed less than 200 nautical miles off the Japanese coast. Abe said that his government would seriously consider the proposal. &'8220;We assess that the threat (from North Korea) has advanced to a new stage, we take it seriously. This assessment is shared by the United States,&'8221; he said Thursday. &'8220;We intend to grasp today's proposal firmly.&'8221; Jeff Kingston, director of Asian studies at Temple University in Tokyo, told CNN Abe is in a &'8220;pretty good position&'8221; to push the changes through the Diet, Japan's parliament. &'8220;In many different ways Abe is pushing the envelope against postwar norms and values,&'8221; Kingston said. However, &'8220;recent (North Korean) tests put wind in his sails and given that he controls both houses of the Diet he's in a pretty good position.&'8221; Japan has not launched an attack on foreign soil since World War II. Currently, any Japanese counterattack on North Korea would need to come from US forces because Tokyo doesn't have all the equipment needed to carry out long-range strikes, analysts said. &'8220;They can bomb anyone landing on one of Japan's main islands&' but they can't strike Chinese or North Korean air bases or missile sites,&'8221; said Carl Schuster, a former director of operations at the US Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center. Schuster points out that Japanese warplanes don't carry the equipment necessary to suppress enemy air defenses. &'8220;They can defend. but they can't punch back,&'8221; he said. Renho Murata, the leader of the opposition Democratic Party of Japan, said she was concerned the new proposals indicated that &'8220;the cornerstones of the peaceful nation of Japan&'8221; were &'8220;falling down.&'8221; The politician, who is universally known in Japan by her given name, Renho, added that what constituted a &'8220;counterattack&'8221; would need to be carefully considered. The LDP proposal also suggests Japan ramp up its current defense systems, including the introduction of the US-developed THAAD and Aegis missile defense systems, and accelerate early warning satellite development. It also suggests that Japan's government clarify its legal ability to intercept threats to vessels operating in its 200 kilometer (124 mile) exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Japan mulls more aggressive military stance as North Korean threat looms By Euan McKirdy and Junko Ogura, CNN Updated 0235 GMT (1035 HKT) March 31, 2017 Now PlayingJapan prepares for&' Source: CNN Japan prepares for potential N. Korea attack 02:39 Story highlights Shift would enable targeting overseas 'enemy bases' in the event of a strike on Japan Proposed changes to Japan's military stance come on the heels of 2015 reinterpretation of pacifist constitution Tokyo (CNN)Japan is considering a further step away from its long-held pacifist stance with a proposal which would allow it, for the first time since World War II, to strike overseas targets. The proposal from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) advocates adopting new measures to address missile threats from North Korea, including ramping up Japan's missile defense capabilities and, in a departure from its postwar constitution, developing the &'8220;capacity to counterattack enemy bases&'8221; in the event of a missile attack on the country. Hiroshi Imazu, chair of the Research Commission on Security for the LDP, and former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, submitted the proposal on missile defense to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Onodera, who led the panel, told press after the meeting that Japan's current systems might not be able to cope with a barrage of attacks. &'8220;There are limitations (of our) ballistic missile defense (BMD) if several missiles are fired,&'8221; he said. &'8220;Neutralizing an enemy base (and preventing the launch of) the second and third missiles is within the range of self-defense. It is not a preemptive strike,&'8221; he added. Anxiety in Japan follows a recent string of North Korean missile tests. Earlier this month, Pyongyang fired four intermediate-range ballistic missiles, three of which landed less than 200 nautical miles off the Japanese coast. Abe said that his government would seriously consider the proposal. &'8220;We assess that the threat (from North Korea) has advanced to a new stage, we take it seriously. This assessment is shared by the United States,&'8221; he said Thursday. &'8220;We intend to grasp today's proposal firmly.&'8221; Jeff Kingston, director of Asian studies at Temple University in Tokyo, told CNN [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2017

Palace allays fears on martial law threat - Philippine Star

Palace allays fears on martial law threat - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 10th, 2017

Palace allays fears on martial law threat

MANILA, Philippines - By threatening to declare martial law in Mindanao, President Duterte was merely trying to “underscore the depth and breadth of lawlessn.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2017

China landing military planes on PH reef not a threat but a concern – Esperon

  The government does not see the landing of China's military planes on Philippine-claimed Mischief Reef (Panganiban Reef) as a threat but still considers it as a matter of concern.   "I don't see it as a threat but it's a matter of concern," National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. told reporters Wednesday on the sidelines of AFP change of command at Camp Aguinaldo.   The Inquirer published surveillance photos of China's two military transport planes in Mischief Reef in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), which is located within the Philippines' 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone. The images were taken on Jan. 6. The Permane...Keep on reading: China landing military planes on PH reef not a threat but a concern – Esperon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

US weighs strong response to Syria attacks despite risk of Russia clash

WASHINGTON -- The US maintained the threat of missile strikes Wednesday in response to alleged chemical attacks in Syria, despite the risk of triggering a head-on clash with Damascus ally Russia. In the face of intense world outrage, the United Nations Security Council failed to agree a global response to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Duterte forms committee to oversee entry of third telco

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has issued Administrative Order (AO) 11, creating a committee to oversee the entry of the third telecommunications player in the country. Duterte signed the AO on April 6 but was released to the media on Wednesday. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will head the committee that will provide secretariat support. [...] The post Duterte forms committee to oversee entry of third telco appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

DICT Plans to Name 3rd Major Telco Player Before PRRD’s SONA

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is eyeing to identify the third major player in the local telecommunications industry before President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July. “We have a self-imposed deadline for the telco to be named or awarded before the President’s SONA,” DICT Officer-in-Charge […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Oil thwarted by trade war fears as Trump doubles down on tariffs

Oil headed for its worst week in more than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump called for tariffs on more Chinese goods, souring investor optimism that tensions between the world’s two largest economies will ease with negotiations. Futures fell as much as 1.1 percent in New York and are set for a 2.6 percent […] The post Oil thwarted by trade war fears as Trump doubles down on tariffs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Philippine companies should invest more in security, says Blackpanda CEO

By Krista A. M. Montealegre, National Correspondent IF THE GUNMAN in the deadly attack at the Resorts World Manila had walked into another establishment that fateful night last June, a security expert fears that guards in most places in Metro Manila would have responded the same way as those in the integrated resort. The Philippines, […] The post Philippine companies should invest more in security, says Blackpanda CEO appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

UN Security Council hears Gaza restraint calls

UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council heard fears of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip during emergency talks on Friday, March 30, despite a failure to agree a joint statement on deadly clashes. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also called for an "independent and transparent investigation" and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Driver tries to ram soldiers as France mourns terror victims

VARCES-ALLIÈRES-ET-RISSET, France – A man driving a car with fake licence plates tried to ram a group of soldiers out jogging in southeast France on Thursday, security sources told AFP, sparking fears of a new attempted attack as the country mourns the victims of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Abe fears US-NKorea talks will omit Japan security concerns

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday he is worried that North Korean security threats to Japan, including short- and medium-range missil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018