Jane Uymatiao

Jane T. Uymatiao is known as @citizenjaneph. She spent more than 15 years as an IT auditor/consultant at an accounting firm and another 2.5 years as VP-Head of a bank's Corporate Planning Division. She has been blogging for about 15 years now and is one of the early adopters of social media. She believes in active citizen engagement, pushing for transparency and good governance, and is regularly tapped to speak on social media-related topics. Her personal blogs are: yoga and wellness (yoginifrommanila.com), tech (titatechie.com), lifestyle (philippinebeat.com), and personal (janeuymatiao.com) Jane has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, major in International Business with a focus on Strategic Management, from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a certified yin yoga teacher. More details at www.linkedin.com/in/janeuymatiao Updated: May 2021

I am voting to keep the Senate as the last bastion of checks and balances

We are now less than a month away from the May 13 Philippine elections. There is now a frenzy of last-minute campaigning everywhere as candidates try to reach as many voters as they can within the remaining days of the official campaign period.

I found myself, these last few days, checking my tentative vote list. There were people on the administration’s ticket that I think deserved my vote. There were also people on the opposition’s list who I was iffy about.

What was my deal breaker? Given the current state of governance, what, in my view, was the priority that would determine who I should vote for?

Here’s how I came up with my present list of candidates and it is by no means final, given that we still have a little less than 4 weeks to go.

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Statement by World March of Women – Pilipinas on International Women’s Day 2019

Statement of the World March of Women – Pilipinas

International Women’s Day 2019: Celebrating Hard-won Victories; Affirming the Women’s Role in the Forefront of Women ‘s and Peoples’ Struggles

Through our mass actions, public gatherings, and different forms of protest, we are commemorating this year’s International Women’s Day as an occasion to celebrate the victories that we have won and to affirm our continuing fight against forces that set us back in our hard-won struggles—forces of patriarchy, of misogyny, as embodied by President Duterte himself, his government, and apparatuses of the state.

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The ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) wants to leave no one behind, no nation behind

The most awaited ASEAN Business and Investment Summit kicked off yesterday, November 12, 2017, with the launch of a first-of-its-kind mentorship program that will see hundreds of academicians, entrepreneurs and business practitioners from the ASEAN region mentor micro and small enterprises (MSMEs). At this time, there are 143 pioneer mentors with the Philippines having over 50 pioneer mentors.

The ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) is a flagship program of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) and was conceptualized under the Philippines’ ASEAN BAC chairmanship headed by Jose Maria Concepcion III. The program, which grew from a Go Negosyo initiative to an ASEAN one, aims to empower MSMEs by providing them greater opportunities locally and within the ASEAN region.

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The National Privacy Commission issues data security alerts for individuals and Data Protection Officers

Holidays have always been working days for bad elements. These are times when people leave their homes to go on vacation or visit other relatives and friends. The National Privacy Commission (NPC) notes that personal data breaches have been known to happen during holidays because, usually, only a skeleton force stays on company premises. Locally, remember the 2016 personal data breach that occurred at the Commission on Elections, now termed Comeleak. Also remember the Bangladesh bank heist? The one that involved a local commercial bank? That also happened over a holiday.

The NPC has issued security reminders for both individuals and Data Protection Officers assigned to protect critical personal information.

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