Joint statement: The Philippine Identification System Act and its IRR proceedings

We, the undersigned, as civil society organizations and concerned citizens of the Philippines, express our grave concern for the recent proceedings regarding the promulgation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11055, or the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act. During the weekend of September 22, the Read more…

Inclusive internet infrastructure build-out benefits communities in the digital economy

Guest post by  Engr. Benjz Gerard M. Sevilla (Plans and Policy Development Division, DICT / Fellow, APrIGF 2018). The recently concluded Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2018, held 13 – 16 August at Port Vila, Vanuatu, centered on the theme Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Read more…

Closing distances and fuelling the Philippine internet governance community via remote participation at APrIGF 2018

This blog post was originally published by the Association for Progressive Communications. I did not fly to Vanuatu for the 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). But still, I participated in this year’s APrIGF, albeit remotely. My organisation, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), together with the Internet Society (ISOC) Philippines Chapter Read more…