PH climbs digital quality of life ranking

The Philippines advanced in a digital quality of life (DQL) survey, winning high marks in internet quality and security while lagging

9/24/2021 2:01:00 AM

The Philippines advanced in a digital quality of life survey, winning high marks in internet quality and security while lagging in affordably and inclusivity in online services. | miguelrcamusINQ

The Philippines advanced in a digital quality of life (DQL) survey, winning high marks in internet quality and security while lagging

According to Surfshark, the Philippines excelled in internet quality, where it ranked 20th, and electronic security, where it ranked 30th place.Internet quality refers to mobile and broadband speed and stability while electronic security was based on cybersecurity and data protection laws.

Vote buying still an offense, Comelec spokesperson insists Trillanes warns voters against Marcoses: ‘I-Google nyo’ Don’t do that: Robredo to supporters calling to boycott restos supportive of Marcos

It noted the Philippines’ e-security score was also roughly 20 percent better than the global average, surpassing countries such as New Zealand, Australia and South Korea.“Overall, the Philippines has demonstrated one of the most significant improvements compared to the DQL 2020,” Surfshark said.

The country, however, still fell behind neighbors in terms of affordability, where it ranked 72nd.Factors in affordability included the cost of broadband services compared to hourly wages in the country.“A less affordable internet harms the overall digital well-being and vice versa,” Surfshark explained.

ADVERTISEMENTThe country also scored 63rd in electronic infrastructure and 67th in electronic government.Surfshark said highly functional e-infrastructure allows people to “use the internet daily for many purposes, such as studying, e-commerce, entertainment [and] banking.”

On the other hand, electronic government refers to the depth of digitalization in public services.According to Surfshark, digital quality of life leads for each region were South Korea (Asia), Denmark (Europe), United States (Americas), Australia (Oceania) and South Africa (Africa).

“Digital opportunities have proved to be more important than ever during the COVID-19 crisis, stressing the importance for every country to ensure fully remote operational capacities for their economies,” Vytautas Kaziukonis, chief executive officer of Surfshark, said in a statement.

Read more: Inquirer »

'Collective exhale': Robredo siblings relieved that Kiko is Leni's VP

Aika Robredo also describes former senator Bam Aquino, Vice President Leni Robredo's campaign manager, as 'heaven-sent'

MMA: What’s at stake in Adiwang’s next ONE fightFilipino MMA fighter Lito Adiwang takes on Hexigetu of Mongolia in a ONE Championship strawweight bout on Friday in Singapore.

Boxing: Ancajas open to fighting Casimero, Donaire at 118Jerwin Ancajas said he is open to climbing the bantamweight ranks for a possible collision against either John Riel Casimero or Nonito Donaire Jr.

PH shares post gains for second straight dayThe Philippine Stock Exchange Index posted slight gains as investors remained cautious ahead of policy decisions from several central banks.

Philippines posts 15,592 new COVID-19 casesThe Philippines' total COVID-19 cases on Wednesday rose by 15,592 to 2,417,419, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

BGYO to debut new song at Miss Universe PH eventThe breakout P-pop group BGYO is set to debut a new track, “Kulay,” during the national costume show of the Miss Universe Philippines pageant on Thursday. bgyo_ph Yeyy! Congrats best boys!! bgyo_ph Good job BGYO! BGYO | bgyo_ph bgyo_ph Congrats best boys yohooo BGYO bgyo_ph

Konsulado ng PH sa HK, nagbabala tungkol sa social media modusNagbigay babala ang Philippine Consulate General sa Hong Kong patungkol sa modus operandi ng pag-aalok umano ng trabaho sa siyudad at sa iba pang bansa gamit ang social media sites.