• World Bank backs Philippine digitalization efforts

    by: Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star 

    source: https://www.philstar.com/business/2022/08/12/2202032/world-bank-backs-philippine-digitalization-efforts

    MANILA, Philippines — The World Bank has committed to boost its support for the country’s digitalization and modernization efforts, the Department of Finance said.

    Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno recently met with World Bank country director Ndiame Diop to discuss further cooperation between the Philippines and the Washington-based multilateral lender.


  • Digital inclusion

    by: Lito Villanueva (The Philippine Star)

    source: https://www.philstar.com/business/2022/08/12/2202020/digital-inclusion/amp/

    What truly is the formula to address the digital divide?

    Over 63 million internet users in the country have been recorded as of January 2021 – which is more than half the population – and over 75 million mobile users. With these numbers, we may think that almost everybody has…