Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnMay 28th, 2018

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas asks NBI to track down authors of fake currency posts

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in tracking down the authors of online and social media posts containing fictitious Philippine currencies. In a statement on Friday, the central bank said it enlisted the support of NBI to “search for individuals or groups that have been [...] The post Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas asks NBI to track down authors of fake currency posts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Stupid article –– assange

Wikileaks founder assails Rappler SOCIAL media outfit Rappler has again found itself at the receiving end of harsh criticism, this time from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who slammed the online news site for producing what he said was “the stupidest article” he had ever read. Assange, who remains a political….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

China Telecom asks Facebook to take down ‘fake page’, says ComTech official

STATE-owned China Telecom sought the assistance of social media giant Facebook in removing a “fake page,” after alleged postings by the firm regarding its entry into the Philippines started to circulate on the internet. “Confirmed na it is a fake FB (Facebook) page. Pinapatanggal na ng China Telecom sa Facebook,” Eliseo Rio, officer-in-charge of the [...] The post China Telecom asks Facebook to take down ‘fake page’, says ComTech official appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 to engange Pinoy youth and coaches nationwide

Jr. NBA PH press release MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Dec. 23, 2017 – Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska will tip off Jan. 13 at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati and runs through May 2018 as part of the league’s effort to encourage youth basketball participation. This year’s program is set to reach more than 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the country.  Online registration is open now at Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills and core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to enhance the youth basketball experience for players, parents and coaches.  During the 2017-18 season, the NBA will reach more than 26 million youth in 71 countries through a variety of camps, clinics, skills challenges, league play and outreach events.   The program remains free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14 throughout its four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  Since its launch in 2007, Jr. NBA clinics have been implemented in 110 cities and municipalities across the country and the 2018 program will return to key provinces including Agusan Del Norte, Batangas, Benguet, Cavite, Misamis Oriental, and Negros Occidental.  Regional Selection Camps will be held in Bacolod (Feb. 10-11), Butuan (Feb. 24-25), Baguio (March 17-18) and Metro Manila (April 7-8), with the top 37 boys and 37 girls advancing for the National Training Camp in Manila in May 2018, which will feature an NBA and WNBA player or legend.  The program will culminate with the selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars, comprised of eight boys and eight girls, who will embark on an overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  Prior editions of the Jr. NBA Philippines program have featured notable alumni including Aljon Mariano, Kobe Paras, Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, Ricci Rivero, and Kai Sotto.  “For the past 10 years, Jr.  NBA Philippines has established itself as a platform to improve the youth basketball experience and promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “Together with Alaska, we are committed to providing proper guidelines to how the game should be played and taught to more youth, coaches and parents in the country.” “As part of our long-standing partnership with the NBA, Alaska Milk Corporation is proud to play an active role in shaping the basketball players of tomorrow through good nutrition and proper life values,” said Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “We look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring athletes on and off the court through the Jr. NBA program.” The 2018 edition of Jr. NBA Philippines will also include the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year program, led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Carlos Barroca and Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso, to provide training for 14 Jr. NBA coaches during the National Training Camp, with two Jr. NBA Coaches of the Year awarded with an NBA experience trip.   Jr. NBA Philippines furthers the mission of Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that highlights the nutritional benefits of milk, encourages physical activity through play, and instills values that are essential to becoming a champion.   AXA, CloudFone, Gatorade and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines.  Coaches and participants can now register the Jr. NBA program online at, where the program terms and conditions can be found.  Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at and on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and follow PlayPH at and on Facebook and Twitter. About the NBA The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League, set to launch in May 2018.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.4 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes. About Alaska Milk According to the 8th National Survey of FNRI and DOH (as of 2013), obesity is one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children and adults, with about 5 out of 100 Filipino children being classified as overweight. Obesity can lead to different health problems like heart diseases and even diabetes at a young age, which could lead to serious health, economic and social implications later on in life. In line with Alaska Milk’s mission to bring affordable nutrition and a love of active play to every Filipino household, powering the Jr. NBA is a major part of Alaska’s “NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.” initiative. By highlighting milk’s nutritional benefits and encouraging children to go out and play, Alaska consistently works to instill the values Determination, Hard Work, Teamwork, Discipline and Sportsmanship in tomorrow’s champions......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Sterling blossoming into Man City s man for the big occasion

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A video did the rounds on social media last week showing Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola giving Raheem Sterling a clinic during a training session about what his body position should be when receiving the ball, about what his next movement should be after giving a pass. Getting right into Sterling's face, Guardiola was seen dragging the winger around and pointing exactly how and where he should be addressing the ball. Sterling followed his coach, listening intently, occasionally nodding his head. Guardiola sees something special and different in Sterling, and the instructions seem to be getting through. City has no shortage of potential game-changers in its team but, at the moment, Guardiola wouldn't want the ball to drop to anyone else but Sterling in the last minutes of a match. In the past week, the England international has scored winning goals in three straight games, in the 88th, 84th and the sixth minute of injury time. In what is already his career-best haul for a single season of 13 goals — remember, it is not even December — Sterling has eight goals in the last 10 minutes of matches. Four of the goals have been directly responsible for earning City seven points in the league. Without them, the team's lead would only be a point over Manchester United. "Before, he was a little bit more shy or he did not believe," Guardiola said this week after Sterling's winning goal in injury time in City's 2-1 victory over Southampton. "But now he can do that. "His teammates give him the confidence and say, 'We trust in you, you can do that,' but then you have to have the personality, in the last minute, to make the action." Sterling's goal against Southampton felt huge, and not just in the context of the title race in re-establishing City's eight-point lead. It caused pandemonium inside Etihad Stadium, with Guardiola, his coaching staff and the substitutes spilling out on to the playing surface as Sterling raced the length of the field in celebration, screaming with joy. Sterling did something similar at Bournemouth in August, scoring even later — in the seventh minute of injury time — to clinch a 2-1 win. He then raced into City's away fans to celebrate. The day after Guardiola's clinic in that training session, Sterling — with his back to goal — performed a give-and-go move with Ilkay Gundogan before chipping the goalkeeper to seal City's 1-0 win over Feyenoord in the Champions League. "Now he's full of confidence," Guardiola said. "We spoke last season many times, that he has to discover the pleasure for himself to win games, to score goals. He has to feel that." Sterling's confidence levels cannot have been high when Guardiola joined City in the offseason of 2016. The winger, who joined City for 49 million pounds (then $76 million) the year before, was the target of lots of online criticism during the 2016 European Championship. At that tournament, Sterling dubbed himself "The Hated One" on Instagram and he would later stop checking his social media accounts because of the abuse. Guardiola phoned Sterling during Euro 2016 in a show of support. And this year, when Sterling was linked with a swap deal with Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez, Guardiola insisted his player would not be leaving. Sterling is repaying Guardiola's faith, and is adding an end-product to the chaos he can cause opposing defenses with his pace, directness, and movement. He can thank his coach for that. He is also benefiting from playing in a slightly different position, more of an inside forward now that City has an attacking fullback in Kyle Walker down the right. It means Sterling is in the penalty box more often and getting on the end of more chances. Next in Sterling's firing line is West Ham on Sunday, when City will be bidding for a 13th straight win in the Premier League. Its current total of 40 points after 14 games has never been bettered in the history of England's top division. City was also boosted on Thursday by David Silva signing a one-year extension to his contract, tying the playmaker to the club until 2020. Here are some other things to watch out for this weekend: ___ PLAYING CATCH-UP The best Man United can do is simply keep City in sight, but that won't be easy over the next two weekends. On Saturday, United plays at Arsenal, which has won its last three games to climb to fourth place, before the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Dec. 10. United is set to be without holding midfielder Nemanja Matic, who went off with a muscle injury in the 4-2 win over Watford on Tuesday. ___ PAST AND PRESENT Alan Pardew will begin his tenure as West Bromwich Albion manager with a home match against the club that fired him in December, Crystal Palace. West Brom hasn't won in any competition since August — a run of 13 games — and is one place above the relegation zone......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Well-loved lifestyle journalist writes 30

The lifestyle beat is one gregarious character less as Gregorio Pio “Greggy” Villavicencio Vera Cruz, Jr. passed away on Tuesday. He was 51. News of the writer’s death flooded social media on Wednesday morning, leaving most in shock, as he had been actively covering events weeks prior to his death. A proud alumna of Ateneo [...] The post Well-loved lifestyle journalist writes 30 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

BI, nipasidaan batok sa online solicitations

MANILA, January 30 (PIA)&''Nipasidaan ang Bureau of Immigration (BI) sa publiko kalabot sa mga online solicitations pinaagi sa text, e-mails o social media diin gigamit ang mga pangalan sa mga opisyal sa ahensiya aron makapangayo og salapi. “The public is reminded to be cautious and exercise suspicious alertness in receiving calls and SMS from unknown [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 31st, 2017

Buzz, quibbles about Quiboloy making rounds online

Photos and videos of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, a controversial Filipino evangelist, circulated on social media recently amid another legal case against him in Hawaii. The leader of locally founded church Kingdom of Jesus Christ Name above Every Name or KJC is accused of being involved in a “child sex ring.” Quiboloy, who calls himself the […] The post Buzz, quibbles about Quiboloy making rounds online appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News17 hr. 26 min. ago

LOOK: Heart Evangelista s appreciation posts for Sen. Chiz Escudero s birthday

cheesy online and Heart Evangelista is one of them. To celebrate her husband Sen. Chiz Escudero's birthday, she went all out on social media. First, she shared a photo of him on her feed with.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

TMT online reboots

As it reaches another milestone, The Times looks to becoming the ‘most trusted newspaper’ online FROM its first published newspaper in what is now part of traditional media, TMT, or The Manila Times, launched in the ‘90s as a mirror of its print edition, then relaunched it in 2012, when social media and “Latest [...] The post TMT online reboots appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Growth in viewership

Social media, foreign productions boost performing arts scene THERE can be no doubt that the performing arts stand out as the most thriving art form today in the Philippines. Stage productions — specifically musical theater and to a certain extent the straight play — have seen a huge rise in public patronage for a number [...] The post Growth in viewership appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

‘Digital art is the new trend’

Social media serve as a new catalyst for growth in art appreciation FROM the much talked-about Salcedo Auctions in September — where the boceto (meaning sketch or outline in Spanish) of Juan Luna’s “Spoliarium” was sold at P63 million — to the massive crowd estimate of 40,000 people during February’s Art Fair PH earlier in [...] The post ‘Digital art is the new trend’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

The digital screen rules

TV remains pop culture’s most powerful medium Pop (from the word popular) culture permeates all aspects of the contemporary Filipino social life. Shaped by the interaction among people as they go about their daily activities, local pop culture develops and manifests itself in fashion, music, print media, cyberspace, sports, slang words, greeting rituals, food, drinks, [...] The post The digital screen rules appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote

Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los Angeles, beating out Drake, [...] The post Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Social media sway political views of 50% of Filipinos—Pulse Asia

SOCIAL media influence the political views of more than 50 percent of Filipinos, according to Pulse Asia in a survey released on Wednesday. The result, based on a sample of 1,800 representative adults 18 years old and above, is a 12-point increase from June 2017. It said that 51 percent of Filipinos with access to [...] The post Social media sway political views of 50% of Filipinos—Pulse Asia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Most Pinoys on social media say web content has changed their political views

Half of Filipinos who use the internet for social media have changed their views on government and politics based on what they see online, the latest Pulse Asia survey suggests......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Instagram ramps up battle against bullying

SAN FRANCISCO, USA –  Instagram on Tuesday, October 9, added more weapons to battle cyber bullying, using artificial intelligence to scan photos for abusive content at the Facebook-owned service. The move comes after Facebook also increased anti-harassment measures, following a survey which said young victims of online abuse feel social media ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

How city wildlife has found a new niche on social media

The Instagram account of The Ateneo Wild is gaining fame online for showcasing the wildlife and biodiversity that can be found in the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Colorful birds, insects and mysterious fungi are among those that have been featured on the Instagram account, which currently has 523 followers. […] The post How city wildlife has found a new niche on social media appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

LOOK: Trump draws laughs for boarding plane with tissue stuck to his shoe

The United States of America President Donald Trump garnered laughs online after a video of him boarding the presidential aircraft Air Force One, with what looks like apiece of toilet paper stuck to his left shoe, circulated on social media. The tissue incident happened on Thursday, Oct. 4, as he was departing Minneapolis to fly to a rally in Rochester, Massachusetts. After exiting his limousine, Trump went up the stairs of the plane with the flapping tissue paper in tow. The paper was only detached when Trump walked inside the presidential aircraft. "WATCH: President Trump boards Air Force One with what appears to be toilet paper stuck to his shoe," wrote WSVN-TV writer Joel F...Keep on reading: LOOK: Trump draws laughs for boarding plane with tissue stuck to his shoe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

PAL warns vs online scam selling cheap plane tickets

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has warned the public against buying cheap airline tickets being sold on social media sites such as Facebook......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018