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‘Borderline spyware’: IT experts raise alarm over Duterte admin contact-tracing app
IT experts, including former DICT official Eliseo Rio Jr, worry about the data privacy features of an app being used by the NBI and endorsed by security officials for contact tracing
PMA to honor Lacson, Honasan
This year's PMA Alumni Homecoming on Saturday is a private affair because of the threat of the COVID-19
[PODCAST] Para saan ba ang P300M intel funds ng DICT?
Bakit nga ba lumobo ang confidential funds ng DICT?
[EDITORIAL] Lumolobo ang intel funds ng DICT. Kabahan na tayo.
The Honasan-Rio scuffle exposes the trend in bloated intelligence funds that support anti-people activities, including spying on private citizens
DICT's P800-M confidential funds: 2nd biggest in 2020 budget
The DICT, under scrutiny for its questionable release of P300 million in confidential funds in 2019, gets an even bigger sum than the government's anti-drug agency in 2020
DICT's Rio, Honasan 'settle differences' over P300-M intel funds
'My resignation has not yet been approved by the President. I could not leave my post until my resignation is accepted by him,' Rio tells Rappler in a text message
CA confirms Gringo Honasan as DICT chief
(UPDATED) DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II says he would prioritize providing better connectivity in the country
DICT chief Honasan defends his credentials
'I've been chairman of labor, environment, defense, public order.... If may problema, eh di 'wag ako,' says new Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II
New DICT chief Honasan promises free Wi-Fi, tablets for poor kids
Newly appointed Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II aims to connect far-flung areas to the internet
Gringo Honasan takes oath as DICT secretary
Despite legal issues, former senator Gringo Honasan takes his oath as Cabinet member, 7 months after his appointment was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte
Laughter, jokes fill last Senate session as 6 senators bid goodbye
The Senate honors the 6 outgoing senators: Bam Aquino, JV Ejercito, Francis Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Loren Legarda, and Antonio Trillanes IV
FULL TEXT: Senators obeyed ‘their conscience,’ not somebody’s command
Reelected Senator Grace Poe pays tribute to graduating colleagues who, she believes, will in time ‘reclaim their place again in this chamber’
Sotto, Lacson, Honasan seek Senate rebuke of US lawmakers
The 3 senators file Senate Resolution 1037, seeking the rebuke of United States lawmakers for 'interfering' in Philippine affairs
DICT no more? Sotto hints Honasan may be appointed to another agency
Senator Gringo Honasan's appointment as DICT Secretary faces two legal obstacles
Some senators slam planned 'Duterte death squad' vs NPA
Some senators call the supposed plan 'unsettling' while allies of President Duterte say the Chief Executive is unlikely to pursue something 'illegal'
Senate panels back gov't shutdown of social media accounts
(UPDATED) The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, under the Office of the President, wants the DICT to be authorized to shut down social media accounts that are deemed 'inimical to national interest'
Gringo Honasan appointed DICT secretary
(UPDATED) The longtime senator is now tasked with delivering faster internet and telecommunications services to Filipinos, a major promise of President Rodrigo Duterte
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Senators expect 'silent workhorse' Honasan to do well in DICT
Senators say the immediate challenge of Senator Gregorio Honasan II as DICT chief is to assure Filipinos that the third telco would not jeopardize national security
Honasan accepts Duterte's offer to head DICT
Administration Senator Gregorio Honasan II says he has decided to accept the offer 'for a better Philippines, a better government, for the Filipino people, and for a better future for our most precious children'
Duterte may appoint Honasan DICT chief as early as Nov 12
The decision was made during a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on October 29, says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Sotto says Honasan to leave Senate for DICT
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the number of senators 'may be reduced' to 22 when the Senate resumes session in November
The class of 2019: Where are graduating senators going?
Four senators are leaving the chamber in mid-2019: Loren Legarda, Gregorio Honasan II, Francis Escudero, and Antonio Trillanes IV. Here are their plans.
Manila House club slammed for embarrassing Honasan's wife
Because she came with her granddaughter's sandal-wearing babysitter, Jane Honasan was not even allowed to sit down in the members-only club, writes the senator's sister in a Facebook post
U.S. diplomat's visit to Trillanes, Sotto is 'regular' – Cayetano
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, a former senator, says it is 'usual' for diplomats to visit lawmakers
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[WRAP | Day 6] AFP chief Galvez, Honasan push for rule of law in Trillanes case
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Gregorio Honasan II, both granted amnesty for failed coups, say due process must be followed
Honasan on Trillanes amnesty: AFP must 'enforce, not interpret, laws'
'Uphold the rule of law and due process,' Senator Gregorio Honasan II tells the military, on the revocation of the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Senate conducts surprise drug test for employees
(UPDATED) Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Gregorio Honasan II volunteered to undergo the procedure first
Senate inaction on China: No inquiry amid militarization
Experts tell Rappler it is the Senate's 'patriotic duty' to protect the Philippines' territorial integrity as China militarizes the South China Sea
LOOK: Former 'The Voice' PH finalist Kai Honasan gets married
Kai marries Chicosci bassist Eco del Rio in a garden wedding at the Sofitel hotel
Senate to invite Bong Go to probe into PH warships deal
'Siya ang central figure. Iimbitahin siya, inevitable 'yan,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, vice chair of the Senate committee on national defense and security
Senate to probe P15.5-B PH warships project
(UPDATED) It remains unclear to date if Special Assistant to the President Bong Go would be invited to the Senate hearing
PH women's sports teams and athletes on the rise in 2018
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Honasan offered post as DICT chief? 'I cannot confirm or deny'
But the outgoing senator says, 'I'll cross that bridge when we get to it but it would be difficult... to refuse the country if the country needs me'
Poe: DOTr should decide if MRT3 ops should be temporarily halted
'Ang DOTr, kailangan na nilang maglahad ng kanilang plano. Anong gagawin 'pag ititigil ito?' says Senator Grace Poe
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Ubial rejection averted ‘major public health disaster’ – Roque
Kabayan Representative Harry Roque, one of ex-DOH chief Paulyn Ubial's oppositors, says the department deserves a 'decisive leader'
Cielo Honasan completes sprint treble for PH in 2017 ASEAN Para Games
Honasan, who ruled both the century dash and 200m run in the previous days, dominated once more in the women’s 400m event.
Back-to-back golds for sprinter Cielo Honasan in 2017 ASEAN Para Games
Sander Severino, Menandro Redor, Arman Subaste, Henry Roger Lopez and Prudencia Panaliga also claimed gold medals for the Philippines
RAM members ask Duterte for amnesty
Malacañang cannot say for sure if the President intends to grant the request of members of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement
The week in photos: August 5-11, 2017
This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world
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Honasan posts bail in Laguna
Senator Gregorio Honasan II posts bail of P60 000 for two counts of graft in connection with the pork barrel scam
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Anti-graft court orders arrest of Senator Honasan over PDAF scam
(2nd UPDATE) Honasan unable to post bail on Thursday
Senate creates special committee on Marawi rehabilitation
The ad hoc committee will have jurisdiction over all matters directly and principally relating to the reconstruction of the capital city of Lanao del Sur
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Gringo Honasan is 4th senator charged over PDAF scam
Unlike the 3 other senators who are being tried for plunder, Honasan faces graft charges for not following procurement rules in 2012
Lawmakers see failure of intelligence in Marawi attack
Members of the Senate and House of Representatives want authorities to explain what truly happened with some saying local government officials might be involved