“The mock election showed COMELEC has not learned from the 2010 automated election system (AES) implementation,” said Rick Bahague of Kontra Daya and VoteReportPH. “Serious problems in reading ballots cannot be claimed as a successful test,” added Mr. Bahague.
October 9, 2012
Rick Bahague, +639328886278
Computer Professionals' Union
September 6, 2012
“NTC should immediately implement the six second-per-pulse charging on calls,” said Mr Rick Bahague of the Computer Professionals' Union (CPU) in reaction to the recent ruling of the Court of Appeals supporting the NTC to impose such billing scheme to telcos. CPU is a convenor of TxtPower, a consumer group which focuses on the rights of users of mobile phones and the internet.
Consumer group TXTPower today challenged President Aquino and Congress to stop the consideration of the so-called Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which it dubbed as “unconstitutional, draconian and a clear and present danger to the world’s social media capital.”
Instead, the group batted for the immediate passage of the Freedom of Information Act which has been languishing in Congress for many years now.
Internet is now a major source of free information. It is unfortunate that while the United Nations has declared internet access as a basic human right; censoring content due to SOPA and PIPA will reverse this triumph
Right to internet access is not compatible with SOPA and PIPA. These blacklist legislations should be junked.
“Since 30 November, we are paying 20 centavos more for every sms due to the noncompliance of these telcos. This translates to at least P 18.5 M per day of unauthorized sms charges passed on to consumers,” explains Mr. Bahague. This conservative estimate is based on data from 2010 telco reports.