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Geeks on a Beach Starts Today

The international technology conference Geeks on A Beach opened its sessions today, August 25, 2016 at the Bellevue Hotel Pavillion in Doljo, Panglao, Bohol. The unique thing of this conference is that everyone is encouraged to come in their beach attire. The morning session started with the national anthem and Bohol hymn. The masters of ceremony are Dave Overton, CEO/Founder of Sym.ph and Albert Padin, Founder, Sym.ph. Ms. Tina Amper, founder of Techtalks.ph delivered the opening message. Mr. Mon Ibrahim, Innovation Consultant, of the new Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) spoke about the how the government is working with the community to empower startups to innovate. Francis R. Oliva, Head Community Partnerships, PLDT SME Nation gave his insights as a corporate entrepreneur on adaptability in an ever-changing business landscape. David Brown, Managing Director of Techstars, talked about Global Startup Phenomenon and its Impact on Emerging Countries. Brown emphasized that they are not trying to make another Silicon Valley but rather for communities to grow their own ecosystem. The previous night, the participants went for networking dinner at the Muro-Ami... read more
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Election 2016 VP Tally and Cheating Allegations

By: Jerome Auza The Vice Presidential race has become so heated and allegations of cheating are flying all over traditional media and social media. Technical buzzwords suddenly became topics of conversations which added to the confusion. The terms hash, character encoding, digital signature and many more are discussed by people who are not necessarily experts on these matters. The issues started when Bongbong Marcos initially led the unofficial tally but was quickly overtaken by Leni Robredo. The two candidates now have votes over 13M each but Robredo leads only by a thin margin. Marcos alleged that COMELEC modified the tally. The allegation became somewhat credible because a Smartmatic programmer made a cosmetic change on the software to properly display the enye character which initially showed up as a question mark. To make matters worse, the programmer broke protocol because he did not get an approval from the COMELEC before making the change. Fortunately for the Filipino people, COMELEC did the right process in conducting the random manual audit (RMA). In a previous post, I expressed my worry that the RMA could be manipulated because the initial reports was that the precincts to be audited are to be selected before the elections. However, in the 2016 elections, the actual precincts for audit were selected on May 10 or after the election results were transmitted to the servers. This means any form of cheating at the vote counting machine (VCM) level can be detected. Any modification of tally results can be verified from any of the three independent servers that the VCMs connected to and submitted the results. One server is...

Geeks on a Beach Starts Today

The international technology conference Geeks on A Beach opened its sessions today, August 25, 2016 at the Bellevue Hotel Pavillion in Doljo, Panglao, Bohol. The unique thing of this conference is that everyone is encouraged to come in their beach attire. The morning session started with the national anthem and Bohol hymn. The masters of ceremony are Dave Overton, CEO/Founder of Sym.ph and Albert Padin, Founder, Sym.ph. Ms. Tina Amper, founder of Techtalks.ph delivered the opening message. Mr. Mon Ibrahim, Innovation Consultant, of the new Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) spoke about the how the government is working with the community to empower startups to innovate. Francis R. Oliva, Head Community Partnerships, PLDT SME Nation gave his insights as a corporate entrepreneur on adaptability in an ever-changing business landscape. David Brown, Managing Director of Techstars, talked about Global Startup Phenomenon and its Impact on Emerging Countries. Brown emphasized that they are not trying to make another Silicon Valley but rather for communities to grow their own ecosystem. The previous night, the participants went for networking dinner at the Muro-Ami...

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Mga ahensya sa DOLE, magbutang og 24/7 hotline

TAGBILARAN CITY, August 24 (PIA)–Magbutang ang Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) sa mga sakop niining ahensya ug mga regional office og 24-7 hotline call services. Kini ubos sa Administrative Order No. 409, series of 2016 nga gipagawas ni DOLE Kalihim Silvestre Bello III. Tuyo sa maong hotline nga marespondehan dayon ang mga mamumuo nga nag-atubang og emergency situation, apil na ang mga nakasinati og dili patas nga pagpadagan sa trabaho. Pinaagi usab sa maong hotline, matabangan ang mga biktima sa illegal recruitment ug human trafficking ug bisan ang mga mamumuo nga wala nabayran og saktong suholan ug benepisyo. Sa higayon nga matukod na ang maong hotline, mahimo kining tawagan baynte kwatro oras matag adlaw ug pito ka adlaw matag semana. Kining lakang sa DOLE parte sa kamanduan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte nga siguradohong mahatagan ang mga mamumuo og paspas nga serbisyo gikan sa gobyerno....

Kapolisan sa Bohol, nanghakot og awards atol sa ika-115 nga anibersaryo sa Police Service

TAGBILARAN CITY, August 24 (PIA)–Nanghakot og awards ang kapolisan sa Bohol atol sa ika-115 Police Service Anniversary nga gipahigayon didto sa Police Regional Office 7 sa Sugbo nga nagdala sa tema nga: “Hamon Ng Pagbabago, Pinagibayong Serbisyo.” Usa sa highlight sa maong selebrasyon mao ang pagpanghatag og ganti ug pasidungog ngadto sa takos nga mga Philippine National Police (PNP) units ug personnel atol sa seremonya nga gipahigayon niadtong Agosto 22, 2016 didto sa Camp Sergio Osmeña, syudad sa Sugbo. Alang sa unit awards, ang Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) ang napiling Best Police Provincial Office; Tagbilaran City Police Station, ang Best Component City Police Station; ug Panglao Police Station isip Best Municipal Police Station. Si PSupt Nicomedes Olaivar sa BPPO ang napiling Best Police Commissioned Officer for Operations samtang si SPO4 Yolando Bagotchay Jr. sa BPPO ang napiling Best Senior Police Non-Commissioned Officer alang sa individual awards. Alang sa Project Double Barrel Top Performers, ang BPPO ang nakakuha sa unang pwesto isip Best in Project Tokhang (Provincial Police Office Category) nga gisundan sa Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) ug Siquijor Police Provincial Office (SPPO). Sa Best in House Visitation (Municipal Police Station Category), ang Batuan Police Station ang 1st place, Dimiao Police Station ang 2nd place ug Sikatuna Police Station ang 3rd place. Ang Best in Project Tokhang (Municipal Police Station Category) nakuha sa Sikatuna Police Station isip 2nd place, samtang 3rd place usab ang Dimiao Police Station. Ang maong tinuig nga selebrasyon nagtinguha sa pagdasig og community awareness ug kasalmotan, paghatag og pasidungog sa isig kaanib alang sa kaisog, dedikasyon ug sakripisyo sa kahimoan sa ilang katungdanan ug...

PANGLAO TOURISM FORUM

Gov. Edgar Chatto and Panglao Mayor Nila Montero led discussions on Panglao Tourism and other tourism related regulation activities . Along with heads of national agencies DOT, Marina, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Coast Guard; topics included registration of boats, data on tourism arrivals, 20m salvage zone, street lighting, cleanliness, diving, establishment of docking areas for boats, among others. Panglao is also consulting stakeholders for the crafting of its tourism master plan in conjunction with existing master plans in the province. The island remains Bohol’s tourism jewel and is expected to be ready for influx of more tourists as soon as the New Bohol Airport is completed. The Provincial Government and the municipal local government seek to ensure that Panglao sustains its development in the tourism industry while managing environment and marine biodiversity. Panglao is also set to host upcoming big international ICT events: Geeks on a Beach and Open Collaboration of East Asia Nations (OCEANS)...

Listahan sa 2017 holidays, gipagawas na sa Malakanyang

TAGBILARAN CITY, August 19 (PIA)–Gipagawas na sa Malakanyang ang mga regular ug special non-working day alang sa tuig 2017. Base sa Proclamation Number 50 nga gilagdaan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, regular holiday ang New Year’s Day o Enero 1 nga natunong sa adlaw nga Domingo; Araw ng Kagitingan – Abril 9, natunong usab sa adlaw nga Domingo; Huwebes ug Biyernes Santo – Abril 13 ug Abril 14; Labor Day sa Mayo 1 nga natunong sa adlaw nga Lunes. Nalakip usab sa regular holiday sa sunod tuig ang Hunyo 12 o Independence Day (Lunes); Agosto 28, National Heroes Day (Lunes); Nobyembre 30-Bonifacio Day (Huwebes); Disyembre 25 o Christmas Day (Lunes); ug Disyembre 30-Rizal Day (Sabado). Samtang ang mga special holiday sa 2017 mao ang: Chinese New Year sa Enero 28 (Sabado); EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary sa Pebrero 25 (Sabado); Black Saturday-Abril 15; Ninoy Aquino Day-Agosto 21 (Lunes); All Saints Day-Nobyembre 1 (Miyerkules) mao nga gi-deklarar na usab sa Malakanyang ang Oktubre 31 (Martes) isip dugang special holiday samtang ang Disyembre 31, katapusang adlaw sa tuig (Domingo). Nakalatid usab sa Proclamation Number 50 nga ang pagdeklarar sa Eidul Fitr ug Eidul Adha mag-agad sa eksaktong petsa base sa Islamic calendar....

OFWs, exempted na sa pagkuha og OEC 

TAGBILARAN CITY, August 18 (PIA)–Exempted na ang mga balikbayang overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sa pagkuha og oversees employment certificate (OEC) requirement.   Kini human nadesisyonan sa Governing Board sa Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) nga i-exempt ang mga OFWs sa pagkuha sa maong sertipikasyon.   Ubos sa GB Resolution No. 12, series of 2016, ang mga OFWs nga mobalik sa kanhing employer niini ug jobsite, exempted na sa overseas employment certificate (OEC) requirement.   Giingong sa panahon sa peak seasons sama sa Christmas holidays ug school graduations, mokabat hangtud 7,000 matag adlaw ang hangyo sa mga OFWs alang sa OEC.   Gawas niini, exempted na usab sa pagbayad og travel tax ug terminal fees ang mga OFWs nga nagparehistro sa Balik-Manggagawa Online pinaagi sa pagpakita lamang sa ilang work visa, work permit, valid contract, o kapareho nga dokumento sama sa Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) ug ang Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)....

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