Through the Digital Lens 2, held on May 22, 2021, is part of the series of consultations of the initiative aiming to gather insights, opinions, suggestions, and possible resolutions from the vital stakeholders of digitalization and betterment of the ICT ecosystem in the Philippines. In this event, the Philippine Digital Justice Initiative invited several organizations from the labor sector to answer the following pressing issues in digitalization affecting the workers:
Labor organizations including the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), Occupational Health Safety and Development (IOHSAD), BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN), and Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) addressed the aforementioned topics, respectively.
Through the Digital Lens 1: Composed of IT experts coming from a wide array of variety, the two-day event gathered the Philippine IT Community to collectively discuss and contextualize the concept of Digital Justice in the Philippines, and provide insights on other issues surrounding the said topic. The four core concepts that were discussed at the event were Data Ownership, Data Protection, Data Infrastructure, and Data Democracy.
March 29 of every year marks the anniversary of one of the most important events in the digital history of the Philippines: the day when the Philippines was first connected to the internet. Although 27 years have already passed since this important event has taken place, it appears that the state of the internet in the Philippines has made little progress, rendering the majority of Filipinos not receive the benefits of this vital technology.
March 15 marks the celebration for World Consumer Rights Day on which the rights of the consumers are starkly observed, upheld, and ensured in every part of the globe. As such, there is no better time to talk about than today the state of consumer rights of Filipinos on online shopping platforms—specifically Lazada and Shopee—amidst the ongoing digitalization of the economy and trade and the increasing reliance of Filipino consumers on e-commerce during the pandemic.
With the digitalization of our daily life and the economy in general, Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) such as Grab, Foodpanda, Lalamove, Angkas and other similar companies have become a common sight for the past few years and have proven to be an essential companion in the daily lives of most of us, especially during the early months of the pandemic.