Gov’t allots over P30 B on BUB and KALSADA program

The Aquino administration has allotted over P30 billion to fund projects in the local government this year. The said fund was the highest since the government launched the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) program.

Twenty four and seven tenths billion shall be allocated to fund 14,325 projects in thousands of local government units (LGUs) across the country from the BUB program.

Meanwhile, for the upgrade of local roads, six and five tenths billion was allotted for the Konkreto at Ayos na Lansangan at Daan Tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran or KALSADA program that will be directly released to provincial governments in 73 out of 81 provinces in the country.


COMELEC website normalizes after its hacking

The Commission on Elections announced that their website has been restored yesterday after it was hacked on Sunday night, Mar. 28.

COMELEC Chairman Andres Bautista said they have conducted a meeting with the Information and Technology department on Monday morning to clarify the happening and to plan the precautionary measures to avoid the repetition of the incident.

The COMELEC website returned to its normal state at 3:15 in the morning yesterday after it was hacked on Sunday at 11:30 p.m. by Anonymous Philippines- a group of hackers who are also responsible in various hacking attacks in the country such as government websites and personal accounts of different personalities.


Comelec secures voting machine safety from hackers

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday allayed concerns about the security of the election system after its website was defaced by hackers on Sunday.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said that vote counting machines use a stand-alone system that hackers will not be able to easily breach. He also said that the automated polls use encrypted data and a virtual private network.Jimenez added that election results will be transmitted to multiple recipients, making it hard to hack.Comelec will also use a separate website to upload the results of the May 9 polls.


Deguito announced absence on money laundering case hearing

RCBC Branch manager Maia Santos-Deguito confirmed through her lawyer Rene Saguisag that she will not be present during the investigation of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee due to health problems.

According to Saguisag, stress triggered Deguito’s health problems ever since her name has been involved in the million dollar theft from the Bangladesh bank.


Chinese aircraft manufacturer uses big data to build safer planes

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) America Corporation is using big data and cloud technology in order to build safer airplanes to reduce safety risks caused by anomalous human behavior and to fully recover data crucial for analyzing an air crash.

According to executive director and president of COMAC Wei Ye, the time for revolution in aviation safety has come. Recently, the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety of France (BEA) confirmed that the crash of a plane of German budget airline Germanwings a year ago was caused deliberately by its co-pilot, who had been suffering from depression.


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