Ex-DICT usec Rio says he was eased out of govt after pointing out StaySafe.ph app limitations

Ex-DICT usec Rio says he was eased out of govt after pointing out StaySafe.ph app limitations

MANILA, Philippines — Eliseo Rio Jr. said he was “eased out” as undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) last month after questioning the selection of StaySafe.ph as the country’s official contact tracing app. Rio broke his silence in a social media post on Sunday. He cited weaknesses in StaySafe.ph’s privacy protocols […]
DBM releases funds to build new Marawi City port

DBM releases funds to build new Marawi City port

MANILA, Philippines — A new port will rise in Marawi City, with P2.9 million released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in May to jumpstart construction. DBM documents showed the special allotment release order (Saro) issued last May 18 to the...
Mixed fortunes for London shops hit by pandemic

Mixed fortunes for London shops hit by pandemic

People walk past The Washington pub on England’s Lane in north London. Image: AFP/Isabel Infantes Behind the colorful shopfronts in England’s Lane, a picture-postcard street near north London’s Primrose Hill, business owners are experiencing mixed fortunes as a result...