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MILF disowns text messages warning of gov’t ‘secret war’

DAVAO CITY---The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has disowned text messages alerting people about a supposed "secret war" by the government against Muslims. In a statement, the MILF said it never issued such a warning. The text, attributed to peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal, said the government was preparing to arrest Moros and would launch an all-out war against the MILF after trashing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. "Don't believe anything in this text message... There is no truth to this," the MILF said. One social media user said he did not think that a Muslim was behind the text, noting spelling errors in the words "Allah" and the greeting "Assalamu Alaikum." ---Al...Keep on reading: MILF disowns text messages warning of gov’t ‘secret war’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 11th, 2018

FDA: No truth in HIV contamination of Thai canned products

          The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned the public not to share unverified text messages claiming that canned goods from Thailand had been contaminated by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).   In an advisory, the agency issued its warning against circulating unverified, misleading and false information through text messages or social media about Thailand's canned goods. A copy of the supposed warning was posted on the FDA website, in which the public was cautioned not to eat canned fruit products from Thailand because of HIV contamination.   The alleged warning added that many types of canned frui...Keep on reading: FDA: No truth in HIV contamination of Thai canned products.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

ALERT: Davao City radio broadcaster gets death threats for sharp commentaries vs gov’t

December 18, 2017 A radio broadcaster in Davao City received a series of death threats on December 18, Monday, for her sharp commentaries against the government. Kathyrine Cortez, anchor of Davao City-based Radyo ni Juan, received several text messages from number 0946-700-2090 warning her to slow down on her criticisms. The first message, which was […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

AP source: It’s not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

WASHINGTON --- It's not just audiotapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct knowledge of the records told The Associated Press Friday. Manigault Newman has made clear that she plans to continue selectively releasing the pieces of evidence if President Donald Trump and his associates continue to attack her credibility and challenge the claims in her book, "Unhinged." She's already dribbled out audio recordings of conversations, and video clips, texts or email could follow, according to the person who described what Man...Keep on reading: AP source: It’s not just audio, Manigault Newman has video.....»»

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Text-messaging FBI agent Peter Strzok fired – lawyer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after it was revealed he had exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his lover, has been fired, his lawyer said on Monday, August 13. Aitan Goelman, Strzok's attorney, said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Text-messaging FBI agent Peter Strzok fired: lawyer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after it was revealed he had exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his lover, has been fired, his lawyer said on Monday, August 13. Aitan Goelman, Strzok's attorney, said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Manila concern over warnings

The Philippines has expressed concern to China over a rising number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified islands and other territories i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Philippines raises concern over Chinese radio warnings

The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified islands and other territories in the South China Sea claimed by both countries, officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Philippines Raises Concern Over Chinese Radio Warnings

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified isla.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Philippines raises concern over Chinese radio warnings

The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified islands and other territories in the South China Sea claimed by both countries, officials said Monday. Source link link: Philippines raises concern over Chinese radio warnings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Philippines Raises Concern Over Chinese Radio Warnings

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified isla.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 31st, 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

Authoritarian Governments Try to Control Social Media Use

WASHINGTON - Filipinos tapped out text messages on their cellphones to mobilize protests against President Joseph Estrada. The effort mushroomed within hours into a 'people power' revolution that f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Cops stop volunteers from giving food, other aid to Boracay residents

ILOILO CITY --- Authorities on Saturday barred a group of volunteers from distributing food and other assistance to residents of Boracay despite appeals for help from thousands of people who lost their livelihood because of the closure of the world-famous resort island to tourist traffic. Policemen at the Tabon port in Malay town in Aklan blocked 29 members of the group, including teachers, students and scientists from private organizations in Manila and Western Visayas, from sailing to Boracay. Repeated calls and text messages by the Inquirer to officials of the Metro Boracay Police Task Force for comment went unanswered. No clearance Supt. Ramir Gallardo, commander of t...Keep on reading: Cops stop volunteers from giving food, other aid to Boracay residents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Tips on illegal drugs swamp PRO-6 hotline

AS EXPECTED, majority of text messages sent to the hotline numbers Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 director, was all about the illegal drug trade. Bulalacao launched the hotlines on June 21 so that the public can relay information on police scalawags and crimes in the community. He personally checks the messages sent […] The post Tips on illegal drugs swamp PRO-6 hotline appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Lea Salonga reminds youth: Instead of posting disappearing stories, live real life as it happens

Image: Instagram/@msleasalonga The dawn of the multimedia messaging app Snapchat brought about the format of disappearing stories -- messages ranging from text input, photos and videos which are de.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Russia talks LGBT tolerance for WCup but locals have doubts

By James Ellingworth and Iuliia Subbotovska, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Tolerated during the World Cup, Russia's LGBT communities face a return to widespread discrimination when the FIFA circus packs up and leaves the country in mid-July. As head of Russia's LGBT Sports Federation, Alexander Agapov says he can't advertise sports events without hiring security and he's been attacked on public transport. Still, he predicts foreigners arriving for the World Cup won't notice a thing. "In the stadium and around it will be quite safe, I believe," to display symbols of gay activism like the rainbow flag, he told The Associated Press. That echoes the tolerant line from Russia's government-run World Cup organizing committee. "All visitors to Russia in 2018 - regardless of race, gender, religion, ability or sexual orientation - can expect a warm welcome," it said in a statement. "Persons will not be fined for expressing their feelings. The display of rainbow flags in the stands or at public celebrations will be allowed." Rainbow flags are generally seen by Russian authorities as banned "gay propaganda". Under Russian law, anyone who displays a rainbow flag in a public setting where children are present — such as a stadium — could be fined. Jonny Dzhibladze of the "Coming Out" organization in St. Petersburg suggested foreign LGBT fans will be treated better than locals. During the tournament, "if there's some kind of attack or abuse, then maybe the authorities will even start to investigate it or publicly condemn it as a demonstration case," he said. "But, knowing Russian media and the homophobic rhetoric that they use, it will probably be framed as: 'These crazy rainbow people have come from Europe. Let's forgive them and put up with them while they're here. They're guests. But as soon as they leave, we return to our Russian traditional values.'" A 2013 law bans so-called "propaganda" of homosexuality to under-18s. In practice, it's been used to stifle debate in any public context or to prevent protests in any public context where a child could conceivably see or hear. Russian anti-gay rights groups have used social media to out LGBT teachers and have them fired. Some criminals, Dzhibladze says, use gay dating apps to find targets to rob, assuming their victims won't trust the police. The law puts a financial burden on Agapov's sports federation. A football competition might only require two fields in a sports complex, he says, but the organization has to hire a third nearby, just to block it from being rented for a children's event. If that happened and children could see the LGBT competition, it could be breaking the law. Vitaly Milonov, a lawmaker who played a key role in passing the "gay propaganda" law, has called for a harder line on World Cup fans. Comparing gay people to chimpanzees, he said "sodomites" flying the rainbow flag had no place at the tournament. "I want to remind them that, no matter how much they try lobbying, their hideous way of life is condemned all over the world," he told the AP. "They do not have the right to propagandize their hideousness." Last year, reports emerged from the predominantly Muslim region of Chechnya in southern Russia that men were tortured and killed on suspicion of being gay. Chechnya will be home to the Egyptian team during the World Cup. Dozens spoke about torture at secret prison facilities overseen by allies of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has claimed there are no gays in Chechnya. A Russian government investigation said there was no proof. Russia's World Cup is also a test for FIFA's image ahead of the 2022 tournament in Qatar and a possible 2026 World Cup in Morocco, both countries where gay sex is illegal. FIFA says it has a "zero-tolerance approach to discrimination" and has discussed gay rights issues with Russia. "We are absolutely aware of discriminatory concerns and have always addressed them in close collaboration with the (local organizing committee), the Russian Football Union and the Russian authorities," FIFA's head of sustainability and diversity, Federico Addiechi, told the AP by e-mail. Russia has no openly gay professional athletes. However, Agapov says he's had messages of support from closeted athletes and knows of one well-known male footballer who dates men. "We will be happy if one day a gay footballer will come out in Russian football because we know that there are gay footballers," he said, recounting how he found the player using a gay dating app in a World Cup host city. "It works in Russian football like 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'. He's open to date with guys, but he's not open to speak about his sexuality in public." The World Cup is unlikely to change much, Agapov predicts. "The World Cup is over, we are still here, and the persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya and other regions is still going on." ___ Subbotovska reported from St. Petersburg, Russia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Wendy s PH informs users of site data breach after NPC intervention

MANILA, Philippines – Wendy's Philippines told users of a data breach it suffered on April 23, following intervention by the National Privacy Commission (NPC) which ordered them to inform users of the security issue on their site. According to text messages sent to affected parties, the attackers took names, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Unanswered calls, text messages forces man to commit suicide

A HELPER of a trucking firm allegedly took his own life after getting the cold shoulder from his live-in partner. Bob (real name withheld), 32, a native of Buenavista, Guimaras, is believed to have used the seat belt of a 10-wheeler wing van truck to hang his neck. His body was found at around 5:30 […] The post Unanswered calls, text messages forces man to commit suicide appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Three Facebook users sue over collection of call, text history

Three users of the Facebook Messenger app sued Facebook on Tuesday, saying the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages, in the latest legal challenge facing the company......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

‘Beast view’ on the island

Text and photos by Aries B. Espinosa IN December 2017 Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) demonstrated to the market the practical application of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) feature in actual driving conditions via a trip to La Union province using the new X-Trail enhanced with the NIM-innovated Around View Monitor (AVM), Forward Collision Warning, and […] The post ‘Beast view’ on the island appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018