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BSP, DILG team up to bring digital payments to public markets and transportation

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) have signed off a deal that will establish digital payments in the public market and tricycle hubs. Manifesting as a joint memorandum circular, the two agencies are pushing for the Paleng-QR PH program, which is aimed at enforcing digital […]

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More satellite internet companies looking to enter the Philippines

Elon Musk’s Starlink may have gotten the initial ground to offer the Philippines its initial low-orbit satellite internet service. But competition is coming as more firms are also seeking to enter the local market with a similar offering. Luxembourg-based company SES is one such firm, looking to extend its footprint in the Philippines along with […]

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SariSuki’s “Supah” online grocery startup promises 15-minute deliveries

Filipino business magnate Lance Gokongwei in addition to ex-Grab Philippines President Brian Cu has launched an app that promises to bring essentials to customers—lest they get a voucher for a delayed delivery. Dubbed “Supah,” the mobile app is a division of SariSuki where Gokongwei is a member of the board. The decision to roll out […]

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Philippines is the biggest target of phishing in SEA — report

With a recorded nearly 7 out of 10 cases of phishing that targeted the finance sector between February and April 2022, the Philippines officially takes the rank of being the most targeted country of cybercrime, according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. The information comes from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) whose data places the Philippines (68.95%) at […]