The Bureau of Internal Revenue, through Revenue Memorandum Circular, announced the availability of the enhanced BIR Digital Assistant – Chatbot REVIE, which will now include TIN Verification/Validation, Revenue District Office Finder and eComplaint facility.   REVIE, launched in June 2021 as BIR’s Digital Assistant, is an artificial intelligence that can be accessed...

Republic Act No. 11934, otherwise known as the “Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act” officially came into effect last December 27, 2022. In the past few days, mobile subscribers, both individuals and businesses, rushed to comply with the mandatory registration requirement under the pain of being penalized with automatic deactivation...

During the Philippine Startup Week held last November 14 to 18, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) honored homegrown startups for contributing to the growing Philippine ecosystem.   The week kicked off with the opening ceremony, featuring speakers from both the public and private sector. On the second day, the...

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) recently opened the Startup Grant Fund (SGF) application process pursuant to Republic Act No. 11337, otherwise known as the Innovative Startup Act.   Under Section 11 of the Innovative Startup Act, the DICT must provide financial grants for new and early-stage startups, or those...

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is inviting all affected and interested parties to a public hearing on the draft implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11934, otherwise known as the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act.   In light of the recent proliferation of phishing scams and cybersecurity threats,...

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) partnered with Google Philippines to look into the possibility of providing ICT training courses for Filipinos.   Through the ICT Literacy and Competency Development Bureau (ILCDB), the DICT aims to address the technological challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many Filipinos having...

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released Department Order No. 237, or the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11165, also known as the Telecommuting Act.   Under the law, telecommuting is a work arrangement that allows an employee work from an alternative workplace. An alternative workplace,...

To address growing concerns under its jurisdiction and control, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) established the Consumer Complaint Center (CCC) under Department Order No. IEU-075.   The CCC will serve as the primary contact point of the public where they can air their grievances and submit their concerns. Individuals...