Sarah Geronimo's joke on one of the advantages of social media is "kalurkey"

Sarah Geronimo's joke on one of the advantages of social media is "kalurkey".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 24th, 2017

Sarah Geronimo's joke on one of the advantages of social media is "kalurkey"

Sarah Geronimo's joke on one of the advantages of social media is "kalurkey".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 24th, 2017

WATCH: How Richard Gutierrez proposed to Sarah Lahbati

MANILA, Philippines – After announcing her engagement to Richard Gutierrez  last year, Sarah Lahbati shared a clip of the proposal on her social media accounts. The engagement, which took place in Switzerland, showed the family trip, including a helicopter ride to the top of the slopes, and more. It was atop the mountain where Richard ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Justice League star under fire for rape joke

MANILA, Philippines — Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo in hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," caused a social media uproar on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

Sarah Lahbati, Richard Gutierrez thank God for second baby

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Sarah Lahbati announced on her social media pages that she is carrying her second child with Kapamilya actor and “La.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’ – BBC News

The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the president's ban on transgender people serving in the US military. Mr Trump's surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the administration would work alongside the Pentagon to decide how to proceed. It is not yet clear how the announcement will affect current transgender service personnel. &'8220;The United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military,&'8221; Donald Trump tweeted. &'8220;Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.&'8221; Asked at a press briefing if troops on battlefields would be immediately sent back, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the policy had yet to be worked out. &'8220;The decision is based on a military decision. It's not meant to be anything more than that,&'8221; she said. However, some US media outlets questioned the spending justification. The Washington Post drew attention to an analysis that the US military spends almost $42m (£32m) a year on the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra &'' several times the total estimated cost of transgender medical support. Meanwhile, Politico reports that the move was prompted by threats from Republican hardliners over a spending bill which would provide funding for Mr Trump's promised military spending and border wall plans. One Republican lawmaker had already tabled an amendment to the spending bill to prevent the military paying for transgender surgical procedures. The timing of this transgender ban is almost as interesting as the move itself. Why now? With the Trump administration being buffeted by the Jeff Sessions political death watch, the ongoing multi-prong investigation into the Trump campaign, the healthcare drama in the Senate and the impending Russian sanctions bill, perhaps the administration decided this was a good time to change the subject and rally conservative forces to his side. Republicans have long used cultural issues as a wedge to divide Democrats and energise evangelicals. As one White House insider acknowledged, this is straight out of that playbook. While Mr Trump campaigned as sympathetic to LGBT rights, he needs the traditional religious conservatives to stay loyal to him now, more than ever. The president's action will create a furore among liberals and the media commentators whose disdain for the current administration is not a new development. This is a fight the White House will welcome. The decision to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military was made by the Obama administration last year, with a one-year review period allowed for its implementation. The policy included a provision for the military to provide medical help for service members wanting to change gender. But in June, Defence Secretary James Mattis agreed to a further six-month delay. In 2016, the independent Rand Corporation estimated that about 4,000 US active-duty and reserve service members are transgender, although some campaigners put the figure higher than 10,000. Rand also predicted that the inclusion of transgender people in the military would cause a 0.13% increase in healthcare spending (approximately $8.4m). Kristin Beck, a retired elite Navy SEAL, issued a challenge to President Trump in an interview with Business Insider: &'8220;Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy.&'8221; She said that during her decorated military career, she had been &'8220;defending individual liberty&'8221;. &'8220;Being transgender doesn't affect anyone else,&'8221; she said. &'8220;We are liberty's light. If you can't defend that for everyone that's an American citizen, that's not right.&'8221; Army reservist Rudy Akbarian, in Los Angeles, said: &'8220;My heart dropped a little bit, you know. It hurt.&'8221; &'8220;Not everyone responded well after learning I was transitioning,&'8221; he said. &'8220;But after spending time on missions and realising we all share the same love for the country, we worked together and got the job done. &'8220;The discrimination I'm facing now is from those outside the military &'' not the people who work with me.&'8221; Mr Trump said his decision was based on consultation with his generals, but there has been a mixed reaction. Former Defence Secretary Ash Carter, who lifted the ban last year under President Obama, said: &'8220;To choose service members on other grounds than military qualifications is social policy and has no place in our military.&'8221; Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican John McCain, said major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter. &'8220;Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving,&'8221; he added. Several British military generals also condemned Mr Trump's decision, including the commander of the UK Maritime Forces, Rear Admiral Alex Burton, who said &'8220;I am so glad we are not going this way.&'8221; &'8220;Each dollar needs to be spent to address threats facing our nation,&'8221; Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, a long-time opponent of the Obama administration's position, said in a statement. &'8220;The costs incurred by funding transgender surgeries and the required additional care it demands should not be the focus of our military resources,&'8221; she said. Trump supporter and political commentator Scott Presler is among those who disagree with the military carrying the cost of such interventions. While disagreeing with the ban, he added that &'8220;generals know more about war than I do.&'8221; &'8220;I don't think this is an attack on the LGBT community &' I'm mixed, but I have confidence in the guidance that President [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

Clinton daughter slams Rody over rape joke

MANILA, Philippines - A “murderous thug” is what former US presidential daughter Chelsea Clinton called President Duterte on social media after the latter ut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

(UPDATED) Sarah Geronimo, Erich and Daniel Matsunaga grace 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards

(UPDATED) Sarah Geronimo, Erich and Daniel Matsunaga grace 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 13th, 2016

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

LONDON, United Kingdom – Facebook expressed outrage Tuesday, March 20, over the misuse of its data as Cambridge Analytica, the British firm at the center of a major scandal rocking the social media giant, suspended its chief executive. The move to suspend CEO Alexander Nix came as recordings emerged in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 min. ago

Want data privacy? Here s how to protect your personal information online

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos' right to privacy is protected by various local laws and international treaties.  But with the threat of surveillance  by  government and data collection by non-state actors  added to widespread social media use, the extent to which this right is still being respected is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 min. ago

Facebook chief security officer to leave over conflicts on handling misinformation – report

MANILA, Philippines - The New York Times reported on Monday, March 19, that it is only a matter of time before Facebook senior executive and chief security officer, Alex Stamos, leaves the company over disagreements on the handling of misinformation on the social media platform. Stamos reportedly had disputes with colleagues ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News12 hr. 32 min. ago

Facebook rocked by data breach scandal as investigations loom

WASHINGTON -- Facebook shares plunged Monday as the social media giant was pounded by criticism at home and abroad over revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign harvested and misused data on 50 million members. Calls for investigations came on both sides of the Atlantic after Facebook….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News13 hr. 32 min. ago

Is There A Role for Social Media in the Practice of Medicine?

Social media is nothing new to many of us, many have Facebook accounts. For example, on Facebook, we may be posting our vacation pictures or brag about our latest accomplishments, but the question remains for those in the healthcare field — “Is there a role for social media in the Practice of Medicine?” Social media, according […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Facebook Suffers Biggest Drop of Stocks Amid Alleged Data Leak

The world’s largest social media company, Facebook, suffered a 7-percent drop in its stock value on Wall Street on Monday, its biggest in a single day in four years, following the reported data leak covering its 50 million users for alleged political purposes, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The Facebook loss came after US and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Facebook rocked by data privacy scandal as investigations loom

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Facebook shares plunged Monday, March 19, as the social media giant faced an onslaught of criticism at home and abroad over revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign harvested and misused data on 50 million members. Calls for investigations came on both sides of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Duterte on divorce, Sandiganbayan on Napoles, Facebook shares plunge | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte is against divorce.  Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang says the Witness Protection Program law does not allow the Justice Department to take Janet Lim Napoles into its custody.  Facebook shares plunge as the social media giant face an onslaught of criticism at home and abroad over ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

4.1 magnitude quake shakes some parts of Bohol

TAGBILARAN CITY --- A 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook some parts of Bohol province on Monday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), said. Phivolcs reported that the earthquake registered a 4.1 magnitude at 10:46 p.m. The epicenter was plotted 9 kilometers (km) soutyh east of Anda town, Bohol province. The temblor had a depth of 7 km. The earthquake that struck Bohol on Monday evening was tectonic in origin. The quake was also felt in neighboring towns of Ubay, Alicia, Duero and Guindulman. People quickly took to social media to share their surprise of the quake. "Aftershock? Lord never again," Van Delima, a resident of Ubay posted...Keep on reading: 4.1 magnitude quake shakes some parts of Bohol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Liz Uy introduces baby Xavi to the world; netizens speculate if she’s ‘third party’ in a marriage

Celebrity stylist Liz Uy introduced her baby boy Xavi on social media three days ago, after months of guesswork from fans about her pregnancy.In Uy's picture, she can be seen carrying a cute baby boy wearing a brown onesie. She only captioned it with "Xavi." Actors and A-listers such as Raymond Gutierrez, Anne Curtis, Heart Evangelista and Marian Rivera, among others, were the first to express their love for Uy and her journey into motherhood. But while the big reveal initially seemed to be a happy occasion for all, it didn't take long for it to turn into an opened can of worms. Netizens on Twitter started to speculate about the details of Uy's pregnancy.It was known in the pas...Keep on reading: Liz Uy introduces baby Xavi to the world; netizens speculate if she’s ‘third party’ in a marriage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Governments crawling, ISIS sprinting on social media – expert

MANILA, Philippines – "Governments are crawling when the Islamic State is sprinting when it comes to social media. Governments must invest more in controlling and containing the spread of terrorist propaganda in cyberspace." Terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna said governments should double down on the propaganda war, and shouldn't be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

OMB cites Piolo for being an effective antipiracy advocate

Being the face and voice of the Optical Media Board (OMB), actor Piolo Pascual has been effective in helping promote awareness of intellectual property and piracy. "Piolo has aided in delivering our message to the entertainment industry that we have to reinforce the protection and promotion of intellectual property rights," OMB Chair Anselmo Adriano told the Inquirer in a recent interview. "He was very vocal about encouraging [people] to support Filipino movies in cinemas during his press conferences and posts in his social media account," Adriano reported. Because of Pascual's contributions to the OMB, the agency hopes to continue engaging the actor's services as its ambass...Keep on reading: OMB cites Piolo for being an effective antipiracy advocate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

My Sister is Going VIRAL in (Manila Taxi Scam Reaction) – Manila Video

I woke up to my sister going viral all over social media, youtube, on television at multiple tv networks, and all over facebook with over 2 million views regarding her taxi scam incident at the Manila airport. This is a common problem that has been going on for so many years but now that it… link: My Sister is Going VIRAL in (Manila Taxi Scam Reaction) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018