Rescued Zamboanga Trafficking Victims Had ‘No Idea Where They Were Going’

The 48 would-be victims of human trafficking rescued here last week (February 11) composed of men, women and two boys were promised jobs in skilled labor, but they had no idea where they were going to work. Ivan Salvador, chief of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – 9 Social Marketing Unit, said […].....»»

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[OPINION] What are the limits of Comelec s social media monitoring?

The terrain of election campaigning has radically evolved in the past decade. From the traditional rallies and house-to-house visits, candidates' preferred strategy shifted to radio and TV advertisements in the late 1990s to 2000s. In the last two elections, we witnessed how campaigning significantly expanded to ........»»

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Noah Centineo is the newest face of Bench

MANILA, Philippines – Bench has upped their endorser game once again, this time getting the internet’s boyfriend, Noah Centineo to be their global Benchsetter. Bench teased the news on February 18, and made the big reveal on February 19, posting a video on their social media accounts, and unveiling a billboard ........»»

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Church raises $150,000 to pay off debts of college students

A church in Alexandria, Virginia has paid off the debts of a number of college students. How? After a month-long "fast" had its 8,000-strong congregationlimit not just their diets, but also their finances and social media use. Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley led the Alfred Street Baptist Church in a period of prayer and fasting for the month of January, as per Good Morning America on Feb. 15. Many of the church's members donated during the fast, including Wesley himself, who let go of his daily $4 (about P209) cup of coffee to give to the offering. In just a month, the church was able to raise $150,000 (P7.8 million). Members initially did not know where their donations would be going, a...Keep on reading: Church raises $150,000 to pay off debts of college students.....»»

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TUCP wants improved services with new SSS law

The country’s largest labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is expecting the Social Security System to improve its services with the implementation of the SSS Rationalization Act......»»

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PETTINESS is now a byword for Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. and his ilk, mouthpieces, and sycophants in both mainstream and social media. In the flag-raising ceremony on Feb 18, 2019, Defensor Sr. again blamed the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (specifically “mga bata-bata ni Biron”) for the failure of the Capitol to provide ample financial assistance to […] The post Pettiness appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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UK Parliament calls Facebook digital gangsters which violated privacy laws

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday, February 18, branded Facebook as "digital gangsters" who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy. Lawmakers' 18-month investigation into technology companies and disinformation also accused the world's largest social media platform of trying to ........»»

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PWD inclusion begins with job equality, opening better job opportunities

YOUNG entrepreneur Ryan Gersava provides digital skills training to individuals marginalized by their disability or health condition to accomplish great, and even mundane, things in life. He knows what he speaks of—Ryan once aspired to become a medical doctor but was hindered by social convention and professional restrictions. “Growing up with high dreams of becoming […] The post PWD inclusion begins with job equality, opening better job opportunities appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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SSS revenue up 6% in 18

The Social Security System (SSS) last year managed to increase its net income as intensified collections from members grew revenues faster than expenditures despite the bigger benefits being enjoyed b.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News20 hr. 43 min. ago Related News

UAAP Season 81: DLSU players impose social media ban

De La Salle University’s signature swagger is definitely back. Haters and bashers can say whatever they want on social media against the Lady Spikers, for all they care. They won’t even see them anyway. DLSU players made a self-imposed rule among themselves to have a social media ban for at least the duration of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament to avoid distractions and keep their focus on the goal of putting their names on history books with a four-peat championship.   “Wala na, deleted na Twitter namin before mag-start ng season,” said new Queen Spiker Des Cheng, who is in her final year for the green and white. The Lady Spikers opened their title-retention bid with a masterful, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, dismantling of archrival Ateneo de Manila University Sunday at the MOA Arena. “Sa amin lang (nag-impose). Kahit sa mga rookies sinabihan namin kasi ‘yung hype sa Twitter sobrang iba. Sobrang iba talaga,” said Cheng, who scored 13 points. “Ayun shutdown muna ang Twitter namin. Sabi namin. ‘Kahit hindi nyo i-delete ang Twitter basta ‘wag na kayong magsi-search ng whatever na gusto n’yong i-search.’” “’Pabayaan n’yo na lang. Kung gusto n’yong mag-tweet OK lang pero ‘yung magbabasa kayo na maapektuhan kayo ‘wag na kasi makakasira ng talaga ng laro ‘yun’. So um-OK naman sila,” Cheng added. The graduating hitter became the spark plug and energizer of DLSU during the early clash of powerhouse teams with her on-court antics that Lady Spikers’ fans love to watch and their opposing team’s supporters love to hate. Her contagious energy rubbed in to her teammates and even got head coach Ramil De Jesus, who’s known to be a dead-serious mentor during games, animated by exchanging high fives and flaunting his dimpled smile in DLSU’s earned points. It may be too much for others’ taste but Cheng cleared that it was just a way of pumping up the team.         “Siyempre kailangan nga may magsisimula ng spark para sumunod sila. Parang doon nga na lahat kami nabuhayan,” she said.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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DOST, MMSU partner to empower IPs in Ilocos Norte

THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology in Region 1 (DOST-1) or Ilocos Region and the state-run Mariano Marcos State University […].....»»

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Broadcasting your romance on social media isn t always driven purely by love

Instagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances.  An article  in The New York Times explained how weekiversary posts have the unintended – or very much intended – consequence of shaming people who are not in love. The article also noted that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

AOC Partners with Twentieth Century Fox to Promote Release of Alita: Battle Angel

AOC, a global-leader in display technology, has once again partnered with a powerhouse in the global entertainment industry – Twentieth Century Fox Film. AOC has become the official monitor partner of Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure from the producers of Titanic and Avatar. The partnership will involve various cross-promotional activities including regional social media […].....»»

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Embedding mission in business models of social enterprises

Embedding mission in business models of social enterprises.....»»

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WATCH: Differently-abled Cotabato boy impresses in volleyball

    MANILA, Philippines – A video of Edwin Enguito from Notre Dame RVM College of Cotabato made rounds on social media as he flashes his volleyball skills despite his disability.  Enguito – who has an underdeveloped left leg and arm – was playing a scrimmage game with his able-bodied friends and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Dani Barretto engaged to boyfriend

MANILA, Philippines – "I prayed for this. I prayed for you." Blogger and social media influencer Dani Barretto on Sunday, February 17, announced that she was now engaged to her boyfriend, Xavi Panlilio.  The 26-year-old, daughter of former actress Marjorie Barretto, shared photos of the proposal and said: "I love you [Xavi]!! ........»»

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SSS net income improves on strong premium collection

State-run Social Security System’s net income in 2018 improved slightly to P22.73 billion from P20.27 billion in the previous year as the growth in the collection of member premiums outpaced the increase in benefit payouts......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Money and the May 2019 Elections – PCIJ Audit: Candidates on Social Media

By: The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism A “PROMOTIONAL TOUCHPOINT.” That, in advertising and PR parlance, is what social media apparently looks like to candidates for senator in the May 2019 elections, and they have been using it as such even ahead of the official 90-day campaign period, which started last Tuesday. Because the use […] The post Money and the May 2019 Elections – PCIJ Audit: Candidates on Social Media appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Higher social pension for poor senior citizens

This week I had interesting interactions with senior citizens in some barangays of Quezon City, Manila, and the cities of Caloocan and Malabon. These were public forums that had been organized to encourage voter participation in the mid-term elections to be held on May 13. They were visibly very poor: and physically their communities haven’t… The post Higher social pension for poor senior citizens appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

New law to increase SSS contributions

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Social Security System (SSS) Rationalization Act to allow the SSS to improve its investing capacity and generate more revenue for members and pensioners.   It provided for a gradual increase in monthly contributions to make it 15 percent by 2025 from the current 11 percent.   It also allowed the gradual adjustment of minimum and maximum monthly salary credits.   The increased contributions would start this year.   SSS president and chief executive Emmanuel F. Dooc said the additional collection would replenish the SSS fund in six years.   Dooc said the SSS would immediately craft the law's imp...Keep on reading: New law to increase SSS contributions.....»»

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