Articles By Melissa V. Patricio

E-banking popularity rising in the Philippines

E-banking popularity rising in the Philippines

While access and security concerns continue to prevent electronic banking from fully taking off in the Philippines, a top executive...

November 25th, 2004 Melissa V. Patricio
Rampant piracy impacts Philipino software sector

Rampant piracy impacts Philipino software sector

Despite the concerted efforts of several government agencies to curb the use of illegal software, the Philippines remains in the...

October 7th, 2004 Melissa V. Patricio
Philipino government allots $17.8M for e-gov

Philipino government allots $17.8M for e-gov

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has allotted one billion pesos (US$17.8 million) for the deployment of e-government projects...

October 5th, 2004 Melissa V. Patricio
U.S. outsourcing bills won’t hurt Philippines

U.S. outsourcing bills won’t hurt Philippines

Although several legislations seeking to protect thousands of American jobs from going offshore are being proposed in the U.S. Congress,...

April 14th, 2004 Melissa V. Patricio
High Internet costs hamper Philippine e-commerce

High Internet costs hamper Philippine e-commerce

The growth of electronic commerce in the country continues to be hampered by the high cost of Internet rates and...

April 1st, 2004 Melissa V. Patricio
Local ISPs not giving up VoIP

Local ISPs not giving up VoIP

Internet service providers (ISPs) are not giving up on voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP). Despite the insistence by telecommunications companies that VoIP...

March 16th, 2004 Melissa V. Patricio
Philippines stays ahead of China in outsourcing race

Philippines stays ahead of China in outsourcing race

Despite China's sizeable workforce and low labour cost, local experts believe it will take a long time for the country...

February 12th, 2004 Melissa V. Patricio
Philippines gears up for online tax payments

Philippines gears up for online tax payments

Tapping the technology services of AyalaPort Makati Inc. (APMI), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is preparing the implementation of...

October 10th, 2003 Melissa V. Patricio
Philippines cybercrime bill moves a bit closer

Philippines cybercrime bill moves a bit closer

The science and technology committee of the House of Representatives has approved the fifth draft of the Cybercrime Prevention Act...

September 25th, 2003 Melissa V. Patricio
Philippines cybercrime bill moves a bit closer

Philippines cybercrime bill moves a bit closer

The science and technology committee of the House of Representatives has approved the fifth draft of the Cybercrime Prevention Act...

September 23rd, 2003 Melissa V. Patricio