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Warning Telcos is Timely
Filipinos have no better choice but to adapt quickly to the digital ways of doing things. This time for survival amid the pandemic. The President can only make a tough call to Telcos to help them out. The fate of ABS-CBN is proof that the Filipino leader’s warning is not a joke. They better shape up by December or face government expropriation. As per records, siblings Senator Imee and Bongbong Marcos earlier spoke of the same issue through their blogs in hope for the country’s digital-ready capability.
Shameful Internet Performance
The two major telcos have the slowest internet connection in Asia. This is despite their more expensive rates. Speedtest Global Index notes that the mobile download speed in the Philippines is around 16.17 megabits per second. The global average is 34.67 Mbps. People can also attest to how prompt their collection is despite frequent fluctuations. At worst, disconnections. Some experience months of no service. Delinquent accounts are then put into the hands of their legal arm that would warn these subscribers of their bad financial records if they do not have the intention to pay. Primarily because of their own disservice.
Some senators disagree with government expropriation. To create a competitive market for them is much better, they said. DITO Telecommunity of China prepares for a March 2021 rollout through Udenna Corp. Businessman Dennis Uy from Davao owns it. He is a supporter of the President. Their ties stimulate detractors. Not giving credits to the efforts that its entry can break the monopoly. Expropriation may not be the best digital solution but these communication giants must be told. There’s no other authority that can do that better than the President himself.
YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos Plano ng Edukasyon | Bongbong Marcos
Online Learning Trial
There is no substitute for traditional ‘face-to-face learning’ but it should not cause us to overlook the furtherance of children’s education. However, online learning must go ahead with all the other backups, Bongbong Marcos said. The key is in compliance and obedience with ample flexibility.
Online Learning is Not a Choice
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos insinuates that online learning is not a choice. It is a must. Filipinos must slowly if not drastically cope with the changing times. It’s true that face to face interactions are necessary to develop interpersonal skills. Nevertheless, it is also important to learn how to deal with people in the online community. Therefore, classes in the Philippines must start as scheduled in an online setting or its alternative to be safe from the Coronavirus threat.
DepEd’s Educational Plan
There might be many hurdles that can face the opening of classes in August. For one, the number of enrollments is just around a half compared to last year. Rest assured that the government is doing everything it can to provide the necessary tools and systems for today’s education. Those who do not have internet connections and gadgets can resort to manuals or the transistor radio alternative. This one-way option is a bit tough but can be something to hang on while education officials are coming up with a better solution. Filipinos just have to comply and embrace what is available.
YouTube video by Abante Senator Imee Marcos Pushes DICT’s Internet Infrastructure Maintenance Budget Since 2019
Sense of Urgency Needed for a Reliable Internet Infrastructure
Senator Imee Marcos tells the DICT off to revamp internet service. The country now shifts to digital means. A speedy change can keep life going amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, this is a top priority. Filipinos can embrace technology faster when they are able to.
The Internet is a General Solution
The government’s success in contact tracing, online education, e-commerce, and e-jobs depends highly on the internet. On top of that, crime-busting and future elections would depend greatly on such reliable digital infrastructure, she added. Marcos notes the data speed in neighboring countries. Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia have faster connections than in the Philippines. This is despite the substantial rates. The Senator strongly inquires about the 3rd Telco’s entry to the country.
The Economy is Digital-Dependent
“A robust digital economy is our hope for a post-COVID future! Slow internet speed plus unreliable online access equals a sluggish economy. This is a sorry standard of living. Particularly for local government units in more remote areas of the country, the senator said. Right after the senator’s statement, many teachers in remote areas, post videos on Facebook. They show their difficulties to get internet signals for the DepEd webinar. This is also in the recent news on TV.
Bongbong Marcos may understand the mobile gaming industry but he admits that he is not keen on playing with it. Games are like digital books that people can learn from. It is understandable that parents can be worried about children spending too much time on them. However, if they know the values of those video games, they would rethink their views otherwise. The key is in the physical and mental balance. If a gamer retains a healthy lifestyle despite the passion for gaming, then it’s a win-win situation. Some Senators may want to eliminate MP or Multiplayer games but it would be hard because of the strong public patronage.
YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos BBM Replies to Comments | Bongbong Marcos
Responding to Comments
Here are just a few of the many really interesting, smart, provocative comments you’ve sent! Keep them coming, Marcos urges his fans on his vlogs.
The Achievements of Former President Ferdinand Marcos
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos also said to Francis Ian Q. Meneses that humility aside, the late President Ferdinand Marcos has lots of achievements that it is difficult for him to feature all the good works of his father on his video blog. It is known that the intentions of the older Marcos were laudable. To improve the economy by increasing agricultural productivity and to dismantle the oligarchy that had dominated the nation were his priorities. His greatest achievements were in the areas of infrastructure development, safeguarding the country against communism, and international diplomacy.
The Love Bus
In another comment in the vlog, Amajble Adams inquires about the solutions to the bad traffic in EDSA. BBM explains that there should be an efficient transport system so that there will be lesser cars. During the time of PFM, there was the Love bus. It was a comfortable bus system with handy terminals. The Love Bus is one of the first air-conditioned buses in the country. The former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos who was a Metro Manila Governor back then spearheaded it. It was a revolutionary vehicle when it was first launched. The blue paint and with ‘no standing on the aisle’ policy were distinctive. The first terminal of the Love Bus was in Escolta, Manila. From there, the bus goes to Philcoa. It then makes a U-Turn towards East Avenue and Ali Mall terminal. There was also a route from Cubao to Rustan’s Makati and then back to Escolta.
In this video of Bongbong Marcos, he has a contrasting opinion on a no internet games rule for the children in the family. Instead, he warns parents to be vigilant by understanding their child’s activities online. This is because the skills needed in industries right now are also going digital. Mobile gaming now is not just a form of entertainment but a way of training to enhance creativity. Parents could be killing a child’s potential as an app creator that pays a lot of money. Like one educator said; Why force a child to go to school when he or she wants to do something else? Let the young ones fail so that they can learn, he added.
YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos Mobile Gaming | Bongbong Marcos
No Internet Games? Play Offline
Game consoles like Boc, PS4, and Nintendo are now phasing out. It just takes a smartphone with IoS or Android programs to run a mobile game. Once the app is downloaded, you go into a no internet games zone. The following mobile games can be played offline: Alto’s
Bloons TD 6.
A few Square Enix games.
Friday the 13th.
Online Jobs Require Creativity and Diligence
Like any other online jobs, creativity, and diligence are needed to become a mobile gaming developer or even just a mere star player. Creating a mobile game app or performing well need concentration. Nagging children about staying away from their phones can only frustrate them. You must have a more interesting alternative if you wish your son or daughter to do something else.
Raising a Millionaire
Marcos reminds adults to be aware if you are raising a future millionaire. Brian Wong In 2010 with friends, Courtney Guertin and Amadeus Demarzi, founded Kiip. It is a mobile app rewards platform that allows companies and brands to give real-world rewards for in-game achievements. Kiip is active on more than 1,100 apps. It is installed on 75 million devices. These kids are just a few successful individuals. Simply because they are passionate with what they’re doing. Nurturing parents can enhance the talents of their offsprings.
A Degree Does Not Guarantee a Good-Paying Job
In the Philippines, there are many university degree holders who are still minimum wagers after many years of working in a company. These are people who are contented with routine jobs. Their biggest fear is the penetration of AI in businesses. All systematic tasks can soon be handled by it thus, eliminating the need for hiring people for these positions. However, a robot can never replace creativity, passion, and talent. So, time to make adjustments on parenthood strategies to mold happy and successful future people in the workforce.
Bongbong Marcos realizes that gone are the days when the no internet games policy is a must in every Filipino household. The world now shifts to the positive side of mobile gaming. This is definitely not about earning lots of money online. Supporting a child’s talent is the most crucial way towards a family’s happiness. Like one educator said; Why force a child to go to school when he or she wants to do something else? Let the young ones fail so that they can learn, he added.
YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos Mobile Gaming | Bongbong Marcos
Game Consoles Not Needed
Boc, PS4 and Nintendo game consoles are not necessary anymore. A smartphone with IoS or Android programs can already run a mobile game. Once the app is downloaded, no internet games are possible to play with. The following mobile games can be played offline: Alto’s
Bloons TD 6.
A few Square Enix games.
Friday the 13th.
Creativity and Diligence
Like any other online jobs, creativity, and diligence are a must. A self-starter already has many challenges by achieving his or her goal in creating a mobile game app or in merely performing well. Discouraging parents can only kill the spirit.
Brian Wong In 2010 along with his colleagues Courtney Guertin and Amadeus Demarzi, founded Kiip. It is a mobile app rewards platform that lets companies and brands give real-world rewards for in-game achievements. Kiip is active on more than 1,100 apps and on 75 million devices. These kids are just a few examples of the many success stories. Simply because they have the support in achieving their aspirations in life.
In the Philippines, it is always the aim of most parents for their children to have a university degree. Sometimes, they are not mindful of what career can make them happy. It is found that people who love their work are the happiest people on earth. So, perhaps parents must change along with these innovative developments.
Senator Imee Marcos expresses earlier her apprehension about the Euro 4 requirement of the PUV Modernization program because there is “no such thing” in the country. She asks the transport agency to reconsider this requirement. Under the program, jeepneys are to be replaced with units powered by Euro 4 engines or electrically-powered engines with solar panels for roofs. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade defends the Euro4. He says that it is the internationally-accepted standard for carbon emissions. Sure enough, Rey Elnar, the Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) Assistant Director recently announces its progress.
YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores LTFRB’s Rey Elnar Highlights PUV Modernization
Region 7 LTFRB Central Visayas Assistant Director, Rey Elnar answers questions on PUV modernization at the 888 News Forum, Marco Polo Hotel, Cebu.
PUV Modernization Updates
Elnar said that their timeline from March 18, 2018, gears to June 2020 completion. The original deadline for the transition period in Manila is July 2020, but Tugade says they are open to extending it if needed. This is to accommodate those operators who are not yet ready. They have given their franchises enough time to comply and positive that the up to 9 months leeway is sufficient.
Considerations to the the Euro 4 Requirement
The Euro 4 may be the ideal environmentally-friendly engine but Elnar discloses that some units will run on a hybrid system first. They can immediately switch to Euro 4 when their system is ready. It marks a significant reduction in the permissible limits for particulates and nitrogen oxides in diesel engines. The installation of particulate filters is the start of the clean-up process.
Airconditioned with WiFi
The hybrid system raises concerns over the media panel because this does not meet the purpose of generating acceptable emissions of air pollutants. However, the airconditioned units with the WiFi provisions at least lessen the passengers’ exposure to the harmful pollution while on the road.
Goodbye to the Jeepneys
There are a series of protests against the PUV modernization plan from the start. However, the big change is essential for mother earth and it may be time to say goodbye to the jeepneys. The cheapest unit would be available for P900,000. A P500 amortization rate per day is an affordable offer. Bigger units would charge a P1,000 amortization rate per day. The loaning system allows drivers to pay daily.