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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 Disclosure for Elections 2022: Jane is a second cousin of Alex Lacson, who is running for senator. Updated: November 2021

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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