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PH media remains vibrant – Palace

Malacañang said the media in the country continues to be alert and vibrant in reporting about the government and the actions of officials as it reiterated that it respects press freedom and free speech. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made the statement after the Social Weather Stations (SWS) July 2020 National Mobile Phone Survey showed that 51 percent of […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsAug 8th, 2020Related News

Quarantine strands 3.5 million Pinoy adults in July — SWS

About 3.5 million adult Filipinos were stranded last month due to community quarantines, according to a recent mobile phone survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 6th, 2020Related News

Who’s causing lousy cell phone signals?

Expropriating the two telcos will not improve cell phone service......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2020Related News

Taiwan grandparents become Instagram stars modeling abandoned clothes

Taiwan’s trendiest couple these days are neither young celebrities nor teen influencers — they are an octogenarian duo who run a mom-and-pop laundry service and have become an online sensation by modeling abandoned clothes. Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral (AFP Photo/HSU Tsun-hsu) Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral. They have even been featured in the Taiwanese edition of Vogue and Marie Claire. The couple have run a laundry for decades in a small town near the central city of Taichung. Over the years, customers have either forgotten or failed to collect reams of clothing that the couple never felt able to throw away. Grandson Reef Chang, 31, hit upon the idea of using the clothes to alleviate the couple’s boredom. “My grandpa and grandma were staring blankly at the streets because business wasn’t good,” he told AFP. “I wanted to find something new they could enjoy doing.” The pair were naturals in front of the camera. “Modelling these clothes makes me feel 30 years younger,” beamed Chang, when AFP paid a visit to the store earlier this week.  “Many people are telling me ‘You are famous now and you look younger’.” Hsu felt so, too. “I am old in age but my heart is not ageing,” she said. “I like to put on pretty clothes and go out to have some fun.” Worldwide fame It was while modelling other people’s garments, Hsu came to remember that she also had many forgotten outfits in her closet which she has since rediscovered. “I even found some clothes I bought 30 years ago and I can still wear them. It’s a happy surprise,” she said. The couple’s Instagram account — @wantshowasyoung — is managed by grandson Reef.  Chang currently only uses the Line messaging app to make free phone calls but Reef says his grandfather is keen to learn how to make the perfect Instagram post. The account first started going viral abroad and around 400,000 new fans have started following in the past week alone after major international media picked up on their success. Reef said he translates and reads out fan mail pouring in from all over the world. “We’re very moved by the messages,” he told AFP, “Many people are saying that ‘Wantshowasyoung’ is the first happy news they’ve seen in this dark year marred by the Covid-19 pandemic and problems in many countries,” he added. The couple’s worldwide fame has also prompted a few forgetful customers to pick up old clothes, while some local fans have started visiting their sleepy town to see the store. The shop is named “Wan Sho” — a combination of the middle character of their Chinese names. Re-use clothes The couple tied the knot in an arranged marriage six decades ago, a practice then common in Taiwan. Chang said he had thought about retiring but decided to stay on as long as he can as the laundry business has become less labour-intensive thanks to machines.  “Elderly people should keep moving and remain active or we will age faster… When I am working and being kept busy, I don’t have time to worry,” he said. Chang says he has lost count of how many garments have gone uncollected in his shop over the decades but he thinks there are at least 400 items at the moment. Many more have been donated to charities and impoverished families over the years. The couple hope to use their new social media clout to promote the concept of “environmental fashion”.  “Instead of following ‘fast fashion’ and keep buying new clothes, we hope people can see that old and second-hand clothes can be fashionable if you arrange and combine them in new ways,” said Reef Chang.  “This would cause less damage to the earth and the environment.” .....»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsAug 1st, 2020Related News

55% of Pinoys comfortable about going to work – SWS

More than half of working Filipinos feel “comfortable” going to work in case the community quarantine ends, according to a recent mobile phone survey by the Social Weather Stations......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 31st, 2020Related News

Smart 5G goes live

Starting today, the 5G mobile phone network of Smart Communications is going live as a commercial service.   In this initial phase of its commercial deployment, Smart Signature, Infinity and other Smart postpaid subscribers will be able to enjoy the super-fast data service of Smart 5G in key business districts of Metro Manila using Smart-certified handsets with 5G-activated SIMs. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 30th, 2020Related News

Quiot Pardo chief: Abellanosa Compound, not San Isidro, is recommended for lifting of lockdown

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Quiot Pardo has recommended the lifting of the lockdown in Abellanosa Compound, Sitio Kalubihan, instead of San Isidro. Quiot Pardo Barangay Captain Francisco Esparis told CDN Digital in a phone interview that the announcement made by Cebu City spokesperson, Rey Gelaon, was inaccurate. Read: Lockdown in Sitio San Isidro, Barangay […] The post Quiot Pardo chief: Abellanosa Compound, not San Isidro, is recommended for lifting of lockdown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 30th, 2020Related News

React firmly, rationally — FM

BEIJING, China (Xinhua) — As the United States has been so blatant and unreasonable, China will make firm and rational responses to US acts, Chinese state councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday. Wang shared his view on China-US relationship during a phone conversation with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. Wang said […] The post React firmly, rationally — FM appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 29th, 2020Related News

‘Unpacking’ a Galaxy Watch fist

A clenched fist may not always mean a sucker punch is forthcoming to that troll. It may well be that you’re just answering a phone call. With the interconnectivity of smartphones and smartwatches, Samsung said its upcoming Galaxy Watch 3 will make it easier to answer that call by curling your fingers into a ball. […] The post ‘Unpacking’ a Galaxy Watch fist appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2020Related News

Jak walang itinatago kay Barbie: Naka-track phone ko sa kanya…hindi dapat magselos

KAHIT saan magpunta ang Pambansang Abs na si Jak Roberto ay siguradong malalaman at malalaman yan ni Barbie Forteza. Isa sa mga sikreto ng maayos na relasyon at mas tumitindi pang pagmamahalan nina Jak at Barbie ay ang open communication. Mas tumatag pa raw ang pundasyon ng kanilang relasyon nang dahil sa community quarantine dulot ng […] The post Jak walang itinatago kay Barbie: Naka-track phone ko sa kanya…hindi dapat magselos appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2020Related News

PRO-7: Stricter checkpoints for Duterte’s SONA on Monday

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) are preparing for the fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte, which will be held on Monday, July 27, 2020. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, PRO-7 director, told the reporters in a phone interview this afternoon, […] The post PRO-7: Stricter checkpoints for Duterte’s SONA on Monday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2020Related News

Minor landslide in Dalaguete hinterlands

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A minor landslide rendered a road in a mountain barangay in Dalaguete town in southern Cebu impassable for several hours. The town’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), in a phone interview with CDN Digital, confirmed that soil eroded from portions of a sloppy terrain in Barangay Ablayan around 11:30 […] The post Minor landslide in Dalaguete hinterlands appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2020Related News

NBI-CEVRO chief urges victims of KAPA in Cebu to visit office, file complaints

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation Central Visayas Regional Office  (NBI-CEVRO) is asking the victims of the Kapa Community Ministry International (Kapa) investment scam to visit their office and file their complaints. In a phone interview with CDN Digital this afternoon, July 25, 2020, Lawyer Tomas Enrile, director of NBI-CEVRO, said that […] The post NBI-CEVRO chief urges victims of KAPA in Cebu to visit office, file complaints appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2020Related News

51% ng Pinoy nakakaranas ng ‘great stress’ dahil sa COVID-19, ayon sa SWS

Great stress ang dulot ng COVID-19 sa 51% ng mga Pilipino at ang stress ay ibayong mataas sa mga walang trabaho, ayon sa pinakahuling survey ng Social Weather Station. Sa national survey na isinagawa sa pamamagitan ng mobile phone mula Hulyo 3 hanggang 6, natagpuan na ang epidemya ay nagdulot naman ng “much stress” sa […] The post 51% ng Pinoy nakakaranas ng ‘great stress’ dahil sa COVID-19, ayon sa SWS appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2020Related News

Some Medialdea’s escorts test positive

Some Presidential Security Guard (PSG) personnel assigned to Executive Secretary Medialdea have tested positive for the coronavirus, PSG Commander, Col. Jesus Durante III disclosed Wednesday. In a phone interview, Durante said Medialdea’s security detail have been directed to quarantine themselves and those who turned out positive of the virus be directly confined to the AFP […] The post Some Medialdea’s escorts test positive appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2020Related News

PSG personnel assigned to Medialdea test positive for COVID-19

Some members of the Presidential Security Guard (PSG) assigned to Executive Secretary Medialdea have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVD-19), PSG Commander Col. Jesus Durante III disclosed Wednesday. In a phone interview, Durante said all security detail assigned to Medialdea have been directed to place themselves under quarantine. Those who were tested positive […] The post PSG personnel assigned to Medialdea test positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2020Related News

PBA: 'Perfect team' allowed Asi Taulava to dominate 2003 season

Asi Taulava is going strong heading into his 21st PBA season. The Ageless one is trying to become the first local player to play in the league for four separate decades. Taulava is one of the best players the PBA has ever seen and his banner year came in 2003 when Asi went full "The Rock" mode to dominate the league. In the 2003 season, Asi was the PBA's Most Valuable Player and was in the All-PBA 1st team and All-Defensive Team. In that year's All-Filipino, Taulava was the Best Player of the Conference and Finals MVP after leading the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals to their first championship. Even during one of the best single-season performances in the PBA, it was a "perfect team" that helped Asi stamp his class in 2003. "I had a perfect team," Taulava said on 2OT with PBA broadcasters Magoo Marjon and Carlo Pamintuan. "My first 3-4 years, remember at the time Mobiline just bought the franchise from Pepsi. The franchise was moving through cultures. The MVP group came in and now we started getting pieces," he added. As Talk 'N Text built its team, the Phone Pals ended up surrounding Asi with veterans like Vic Pablo, Bong Ravena, Mark Telan, Patrick Fran, and Donbel Belano. Talk 'N Text also added rookies Harvey Carey and Jimmy Alapag via Draft. "The big piece was bringing in Vic Pablo from Shell. Then Bong Ravena, Patrick Fran... then we added Jimmy Alapag and Harvey Carey. Bringing those guys in plugged those holes that we had," Taulava said. "We couldn't believe Jimmy fell to 10th in that Draft," Taulava added as Alapag became the final pick of the first round in the 2003 Draft. Carey was the fourth selection. Coached by Joel Banal, the Phone Pals beat Tim Cone's Alaska Aces after five grueling games in the semifinals. In the Finals, Talk 'N Text overcame a 0-2 deficit to tame Chot Reyes' Coca-Cola Tigers in six for the title. "Coke was really good at the time, they had Rudy [Hatfield], Johnny [Abarrientos], Rafi [Reavis], they had all these guys that knew how to win and at the time, they were in the semis majority of the time. That team was built to win," Taulava said. "We just happened to catch them [off guard]. I think they thought the series was over when we went down 0-2, they never thought we would fight back. Everything just happened. Lucky for us everything fell into place, because it could have easily been a 4-0 sweep," Asi added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2020Related News

EDITORIAL - Phishing season

Anyone with a cellular phone or computer has received messages offering a prize, soft loan facility, product or service while seeking sensitive personal information from the user......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2020Related News

14 Mandaue City firemen test negative of COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fourteen out of the 50 personnel from Mandaue City Fire Station have tested negative of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Fire Officer 1 Riel Denura, spokesperson of the Mandaue City Fire Station, told CDN Digital in a phone interview that they were only waiting for the result of the 11 more […] The post 14 Mandaue City firemen test negative of COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2020Related News

SWS: 75% ng Pinoy pabor i-renew prangkisa ng ABS-CBN

Lumabas sa isinagawang mobile phone survey ng Social Weather Stations (SWS) na 75 porsiyento ng mga Pilipino ang aprub na i-renew ng Kongreso ang prangkisa ng ABS-CBN upang muli nitong maipalabas ang kanilang mga programa......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2020Related News