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DICT Leads Inauguration of Free Public Wi-Fi along EDSA

Commuters to experience free high-speed Internet in Metro Manila’s main highway starting June 12 [12 June 2017] Manila, Philippines – In line with its mandate to foster connectivity and improve public access to the Internet, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) leads the inauguration of the ‘EDSA Wi-Fi’ project for commuters along EDSA.
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DICT 1st anniversary features broadband plan, free wi-fi project, single portal   

A year after its creation, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) unveils three projects that are envisioned to provide fast and efficient delivery of government services to citizens throughout the country. On June 23, the DICT will unveil its National Broadband Plan (NBP), reintroduce the free wi-fi project called Pipol Konek, and launch
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DICT Celebrates National ICT Month 2017: ICT for a Better and Safe Philippines

Proclamation No. 1528, series of 2008 declares the month of June as National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month in the Philippines. With ICT gaining traction in the everyday lives of Filipinos, the DICT recognizes its significance in playing a bigger role as an effective tool for nation-building. ICT has the power to foster inclusivity,
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DICT on Cybersecurity Measures against WannaCry Ransomware

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), through Secretary Rodolfo A Salalima and Assistant Secretary Allan S Cabanlong confirms that a global ransomware attack is currently in progress. The sophisticated ransomware, known as ‘Wanna Cry’ or ‘Wanna Decryptor’, exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows operating system. This malware is designed to spread laterally on
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DICT UNVEILS THE NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY PLAN 2022

The long wait is over. The National Cybersecurity Plan (NCSP) 2022 was unveiled last May 02, 2017 to ensure security of the country’s constantly evolving ICT environment. While the benefits of ICT adoption are expanding, the risks and dangers associated with Internet usage are also rapidly increasing. The breathtaking growth of ICT requires enough
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Winners of the 2016 Philippine Startup Challenge announced  

The Department of Information and Communications Technology and the Philippine Software Industry Association announced the winners of the 2016 Philippine Startup Challenge (PSC) last April 21, 2017 in Roxas City Capiz. Philippine Startup Challenge is a national startup competition which aims to encourage the youth to create innovative solutions to real-life problems. Mr.Joey
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PISCON 2017: DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL  

“To bring digital opportunities to the countryside, one must bring technology,” Secretary Salalima said in his speech during the first Philippine Impact Sourcing Conference (PISCON) held in Davao City, last April 5-6, 2017. In the growing digital divide, those in the far-flung provinces are the most disadvantaged as a result of limited or
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