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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 www.jrnba.asia/philippines. 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 www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.  Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and follow PlayPH at www.playph.com 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, NBA.com, 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

Amid 'NasaanAngPangulo, Bong Go brings fake Duterte to entertain evacuees

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go gave the floor to a voice impersonator of the president during a visit to evacuees in Marikina, as seen in video clips shared on social media. Go’s visit was amid Filipinos asking online about the whereabouts of President Rodrigo Duterte using the hashtag #NasaanAngPangulo as villages are inundated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Lea Salonga asks if there is true separation of church and state

Whenever Lea Salonga muses about subjects she herself admits she doesn't have a full grasp of, she makes it a point to make use of her social media platforms to ask for her fans' insights.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

H& M revamps online shopping experience

Fast fashion giant H&M is raising its game when it comes to online shopping. The Swedish retailer has unveiled a revamped e-commerce site and mobile application for its United States customers, with new features including a "visual search" mode that will let fashion fans search for pieces by uploading a picture from social media or by taking a photo themselves of a certain style. Additional new features include "scan and find," which lets in-store shoppers check for size availability elsewhere by scanning the price tag of an item, and "rate and review," which will see reviews listed on individual product pages for other customers. The brand has also launched an "inspirat...Keep on reading: H&M revamps online shopping experience.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Can’t let go: Drake’s parody of Manny Pacquiao’s singing resurfaces online

Footage of rapper Drake’s impersonation of Filipino boxer-turned senator Manny Pacquiao from back in 2014 has recently resurfaced on social media. Much has changed in the two figures’ respective careers since the parody first became a hit. Pacquiao lets it all go The video, part of an intermission number during the 2014 Excellence in Sports Performance […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Facebook asks big banks to share customer details

NEW YORK: Facebook has asked major US banks to share customer data to allow it to develop new services on the social network’s Messenger texting platform, a banking source told AFP on Monday. Facebook had discussions with Chase, JPMorgan, Citibank, and Wells Fargo several months ago, said the source, who asked to remain anonymous. The [...] The post Facebook asks big banks to share customer details appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Apple and Facebook delete content of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

NEW YORK, USA – Apple on Monday, August 6, deleted several podcasts of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, while Facebook removed 4 of his online pages which the social media platform accused of "glorifying violence." Jones, whose site InfoWars has accused victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Absent Browns WR Gordon in contact with teammate

By Brian Dulik, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon hasn't reported to Cleveland Browns training camp, but his presence is being felt on the field. Fellow wide receiver Rashard Higgins is wearing Gordon's gear under his uniform at each practice. "That's my locker buddy, and I'm wearing his shirts every day," Higgins said Saturday. "That's why I feel like I've got superpowers when I come out here." Gordon remains away from the team as part of his treatment for drug and alcohol addictions. An NFL spokesman said the former Pro Bowl wideout has not been suspended. Browns general manager John Dorsey and coach Hue Jackson remain confident that Gordon will return at some point, but no timetable has been set. Cleveland opens its preseason Thursday at the New York Giants. "It will be like Josh never was gone when he comes back," said Higgins, a third-year pro. "That's how we're going to treat things. I feel like the team is a good supporting cast for him, just him knowing that we're here for him and we've got his back, no matter what." The 27-year-old Gordon has played in only 10 games since leading the NFL with a franchise-record 1,646 yards receiving in 2013. He is in Stage 3 of the league's substance-abuse program and faces another indefinite ban for any violation. Higgins exchanged texts with his friend one day earlier, saying he is "in good spirits." They have not discussed football in a conversation since Gordon was placed on the reserve/did not report list on July 23. "We know Josh is handling his business off the field, and when he comes back, he'll be ready to go," Higgins said. "We don't talk about anything on the field. We just talk about: 'Hey, what's up bro? How ya' doin'?' Just family, little things like that." Gordon resumed posting workout videos on social media Thursday from the University of Florida, but he has not made any statements since camp began. He has missed 43 of the Browns' last 48 games because of suspensions. Last season, Gordon was reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell following a three-month stay in a rehabilitation facility. He played in the final five games — catching 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown — after revealing that he had not previously appeared in an NFL game while sober......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Kuwait social media star unapologetic over remark on Filipino domestic workers

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti social media star remained unapologetic over comments she made against new laws aimed at improving conditions for Filipino domestic workers, despite a backlash on the internet. Sondo al-Qattan faces criticism for a video posted on July 10 to Instagram, where she has 2.3 million followers, in which she attacked measures introduced [...] The post Kuwait social media star unapologetic over remark on Filipino domestic workers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

In Focus: 9 Destructive Things We Do On Social Media That Could Get Us Unfriended

Here's how you can lessen the toxic vibes online......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Kuwaiti social media celebrity slammed for anti-Filipino domestic remarks

A SOCIAL media celebrity in Kuwait is under fire for comments against Filipina domestic helpers in the Gulf state. The video, which was uploaded on Facebook by Turkey’s English-language channel TRT World on Friday, has over 520,000 views. Sondos Alqattan, who is also a makeup artist, complained about Filipina domestic workers getting a day off [...] The post Kuwaiti social media celebrity slammed for anti-Filipino domestic remarks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Teens glued to phones risk ‘modest’ rise in ADHD symptoms – study

TAMPA, United States -- Could teenagers suffer symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after engaging in excessive smartphone use? A new study out Tuesday says digital overload could be linked to a "modest" but significant rise in new ADHD behaviors, offering a warning to parents about the potential dangers of too much screen time. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association were based on nearly 2,600 Los Angeles teens who answered survey questions over a two-year period -- making it one of the largest and longest studies on the topic to date. The more social media, streaming video, text messaging, music downloads or online chats they engag...Keep on reading: Teens glued to phones risk ‘modest’ rise in ADHD symptoms – study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Endangered corals from Philippines found illegally sold in US gift shop

Endangered corals found in Philippine waters are allegedly being sold in a gift shop in the US, photos of which went viral on social media, amid laws protecting such species. The photos came from Romina Lim, the founder of online campaign page Project Alagaan, which featured two types of corals—Heliopora and Tubipora—as merchandise worth “less than P2,000” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

NBI help sought vs fake peso bills on social media

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has asked the National Bureau of Investigation to search for individuals or groups that have been maliciously posting photos of defaced Philippine currencies on social media.   In a statement, the central bank said the move was in connection with recent online and social media posts that contained fictitious Philippine currencies.   "The NBI has also been requested to look into the identities of those who have initiated the circulation of 'fake news' to deceive the public or generate entertainment from manipulated images of Philippine bank notes and coins on social media or any website on the internet," it said.   The BSP, ...Keep on reading: NBI help sought vs fake peso bills on social media.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018