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Globe Business unveils cybersecurity center to fight cybersecurity threat


 Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu, in his keynote, welcomes the newly-operational Globe Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC) through the company’s information and technology arm Globe Business as it strengthen its position to best aid the Philippines in its fight against cybersecurity threats that continually put the operations of both businesses and government agencies at risk. Cu gave the example of another industry threaten with a ransom by cyberhackers that they’ll attack on their facilities if they don’t pay up. This kind of threat gave way to fully mobilize Globe Business “to put itself in the best position to […]


Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit in Cebu


 Weather Philippines Foundation in cooperation with Cebu Pacific Air, brought us to Cebu last July 21-22 for the Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit. It was a two-day trip which included a familiarization and urbanized heritage tour around the city of Cebu on the first day and social media summit on the second day held at Summit Circle Hotel last July 22. In partnership with Cebu Pacific Air, Rappler, and City Savings, Weather Philippines also invited local school and university educators to a one-day social media awareness day. The summit covered the responsible use […]


No other country embraces Twitter much more like the Philippines. Agree?


 The title sums up and suggests the impact of popularity of the social media platform Twitter in the Philippines; lifted from the statement of Rishi Jaitly, Vice President – Media, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Twitter, when he introduced Twitter City in the country a couple of days ago. Twitter City Philippines is the first experiential and temporary space in the Asia Pacific region, launched in Mind Museum. Installed at the The Mind Museum in a private space, #TwitterCityPH comprises of different buildings and interactive zones (i.e. a photobooth area #SelfieMuna, a classroom with the Twitter #FlightSchool training, a Twitter #Trending […]


PhilDev’s IDEA Symposium envision future of Internet Of Things


 During Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium held in Makati earlier today, Dado Banatao, PhilDev Foundation chair, shared/interesting insightsof what’s to come and expect as the Internet Of Things strenghtens digital infrastructure for the Philippines and technopreneurship community. Alongside the panel are Steve Jang, Advisor & Investor, Uber, Hyperloop; Dr. Juan Paolo Hinestroza, Professor, Cornell University; Dr. Rey Banatao, Co-Founder, Entropy Resins, hosted by Tony Velasquez, the group discussed the state of quality of education as important to develop innovative solutions to the country’s problems. Velasquez asks a very important question, if Filipinos can keep up with the […]


Watch: Erik Matti’s fearless 2015 Best Director acceptance speech


 Film director Erik Matti is all over the news, as we speak at the moment. Why not? He has been vocal about the recent turn out of Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 results and disqualification of his movie Honor Thy Father from the Best Picture category. He’s on his ‘beast mode’ character and he’s lambasting the 2015 MMFF organizers for pulling off such questionable decisions and issues regarding this year’s festival. No wonder and even as he won Best Director, Matti could not whole-heartedly accept the trophy ‘that is tainted with controversy.’ Here’s the video of Direk Erik‘s acceptance speech read by […]


This is what Typhoon Koppu (Lando) looks like and it’s not pretty


 Typhoon KOPPU (LANDO) has further gained strength as it drifts west-southwestward during the past six hours. Northern and Central Luzon particularly the province of Aurora is currently under a serious threat from this typhoon. The Potential Landfall Area will be somewhere along the mid-part shores of Aurora by Sunday morning (Oct 18)…with a Strike Probability of 90 to 100 percent. Residents and visitors along Luzon should closely monitor the development of TY KOPPU (LANDO). Information based on data collected by WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data. […]

OFWs appeal to Bureau of Customs new Balikbayan Box Tax Rule


 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) around the globe and their families in the country are appealing to the Bureau of Customs headed by Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina to stop implementing new Balikbayan Box Tax Rule where customs officials are allowed to open and inspect incoming balikbayan boxes for taxable goods. This new rule, according to the Customs Chief Lina will prevent the abuse on sending items that ‘can well may be used for commercial purposes.’ “The contents of a balikbayan box must not exceed US$500.00 in value. Canned goods, grocery items and other household effects must not exceed a dozen a kind, while apparel, […]


Escudero-Poe tandem plausible in 2016


 Recently,  the Escudero-Poe tandem floats as one of the powerhouse team to beat in the coming Philippines 2016 Election. This, if both Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero and Sen. Grace Poe will come to a final decision and seal their political partnership. This would be a great tandem to watch out for. Chiz for President and Poe for Vice President. But why not the other way around? Although Poe has a powerful charisma over to win people’s hearts and votes, it would be smart for her to stay on the second position for the meantime, rather to seek the highest position in the land this early. […]


A GrabTaxi Driver’s Open Letter to the Public


 It was just another ordinary day and the usual ride after I booked GrabTaxi from Quezon City to Ortigas. The ride was relatively smooth except for occasional minor bumps of traffic jams along the EDSA to Santolan highway. This has been a regular scenario though along EDSA. I engaged in a conversation with kuya Ferdinand, who drives ACA 5762, and asked him politely about his experience as a GrabTaxi driver. He told me that he is earning well, thanks to GrabTaxi, and he prides himself with take-home money that he spent to pay for his family’s personal expenses. It was just a casual talk, a regular […]


Typhoon Goni (Ineng) updates by WeatherPhilippines


 Typhoon GONI (INENG) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility at around noontime today. This strong and fast moving cyclone may directly affect the extreme northern part of Luzon, particularly the Batanes Group of Islands on Friday or Saturday. Meanwhile, at 5:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon ATSANI (17W), the other strong typhoon over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, was located some 1,030 km east-northeast of Saipan or about 1,170 km east-northeast of Guam (16.6N 155.2E) with maximum sustained winds of 200 kph near the center and gustiness up to 240 kph. It was moving West-Northwest at 17 kph during the past 6 […]


#ProTECH101 (Part 4)! What is Stagefright?


 Last July, Globe Telecom, the No. 1 in mobile network,  launched an online security campaign aiming to inform and protect the public from online crimes that are rampant in this cyber age. You may ask yourself, “Are you safe and protected online?” From targeting and shooting down common mistakes that users make such as weak passwords, information sharing and autosaving information. Today, we bring you Part 4 of the #ProTECH101 series. #ProTECH101 Part 4 locks on the Android flaw called Stagefright. Disguised in the form of an MMS, Stagefright can easily access your device’s data even without you opening the message. […]


#ProTECH101 (Part 3)! Think Before You Click


 As the online saying goes, ‘Think Before You Click‘ when you share vital information on the world wide web. On the first and second part of #ProTECH101 (Part 1 and 2), we shared with you the risks of disseminating personal information to the public, how to strengthen your passcodes, and secure accounts by disabling the autofill feature decreasing the risks of hacking and online fraud. This time, #ProTECH Part 3 focuses on online sharing discrepancies, what information we should avoid and what is safe for public sharing. Information such as birthdates, education and current location are things we should avoid sharing […]


#ProTECH101 (Part 2)! Keep your online accounts more secure


 A week ago, we shared with you some information how to protect yourselves from online fraud and identity theft through Globe Telecom‘s #ProTECH101, an online security campaign which serves as an information drive reminding netizens to keep vigilant in sharing personal information online. We shared three (3) basic tips focused on restricting the dissemination of personal information online as well as strengthening passcodes to avoid hacking incidents: Keeping personal information private Protecting our smartphones with pass codes Promoting the use of stronger pass codes That was the first part. #ProTECH101 Part 2 focuses on making accounts more secure by restricting certain features […]


#ProTECH101 (Part 1)! Is your password safe enough to protect you from online fraud and identity theft?


 In response to current issues of online fraud and identity theft, Globe Telecom recently launched its online security campaign to serve as an information drive reminding netizens to keep vigilant in sharing personal information online. Globe encourages everyone to be vigilant at all times, especially when sharing information in public profiles such as birthdays, mobile numbers, pet names, etc., because someone, somebody out there is lurking to get a piece of information about you to hack your accounts, steal your identity, transfer bank deposits without your knowledge, and many more. Globe’s #ProTech101 campaign aims to further promote online security and online crime prevention […]


Philippine Bloggers Network participates #SailFreeinTaal Independence Day Boat Building Weekend


 Philippine Bloggers Network (PBNet), an organization that aims to professionalize the blogging industry in the country, showed its support to Globe Business’ advocacy #SailFreeinTaal in time for the celebration of Independence Day 2015 in Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas for a boat building weekend project aimed to support the community livelihood and help raise awareness of the bio-marine environment in the surroundings of Taal Volcano, particularly Taal Volcano Protected Landscape and its inhabitants. PBNet founders Azrael Coladilla (AzraelsMerryland) and yours truly, together with PBNet VP-Internal Ron Villagonzalo (WAHPinas) and member Ted Claudio (WazzupPH) were joined by Mike Policarpio, External Affairs Manager, Globe Telecom and RJ Dimaculangan, Team […]


Globe Business, PUSOD Inc. work hand-in-hand for #SailFreeinTaal Independence Day Boat Building Weekend


 Since 2011, Globe Business, the enterprise ICT arm of Globe Telecom, has been helping PUSOD Inc., an environmental NGO that employs the strategy of building centers that allow communities to take power over their environment in a conscious and caring manner (it has been assisting in Taal Lake Conservation since 2003), in raising awareness of the bio-marine environment in the surroundings of Taal Volcano, particularly Taal Volcano Protected Landscape and its inhabitants, according to PUSOD leader Anna Javier. Globe started their partnership with PUSOD in Kinalaglagan, Mataas na Kahoy by creating solid waste management programs that helps clean and maintain a safe […]


How much salary are you getting paid for? Is it worth it?


 What’s your talent’s worth compared to your salary? Are you getting paid for, for what you are worth for as an employee? have the answers for these questions to educate both the employees and employers, as well as the public on the real trend in compensations based on their latest Annual Salary Report 2015. Last year, the leading online job site shared with us what industries pay with great salary. This year, shifts the report’s focus from top industries to top specializations, as information regarding the latter could be more impactful for jobseekers. After all, the first thing Filipinos consider when […]


TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Papal Visit 2015 road rerouting and RWM airport shuttle bus schedule


 For those who are heading to NAIA Terminal 3 and Resorts World Manila area, best to know the alternative routes going to and from on the following dates: Pope Francis’ ArrivalJanuary 15, 2015 2 PM – 7 PM Pope Francis’ DepartureJanuary 19, 2015 7 AM – 10 AM Alternate routes Resorts World Manila to SLEX/Skyway • Exit from Manlunas Street to PHILSCA • Exit from Newport Boulevard to Skyway NAIA 3 entry (via the new median opening at the intersection of Newport Boulevard and Sales Road) SLEX to Resorts World Manila • Enter from PHILSCA to Manlunas Street ROADS CLOSED during […]

Induction rite led by DOST Undersecretary Louis Casambre held at Sagabay technology office in Mandaluyong City. Instagram photo by @thejuanmanila.

Philippine Bloggers Network inducts first set of officers


 Blogging in the Philippines Blogging has truly evolved in the Philippines. A long time ago, probably a decade, blogging was just merely a part of online journal activity by some aspiring individuals who wanted to be heard in the world wide web. Initially called ‘web log’ because all data journals were logged on the Internet. It then evolved to online term ‘we blog’ for a common name by individuals – who were not even called netizens back then, derived from web log, obviously. Twenty years of Internet, and the Filipino bloggers became one of the major sources of news, fashion, travel, […]

CyberPress inducts new officers.

CyberPress inducts new officers


 As part of tradition,  newly elected officers of the Information and Communications Technology Journalists Association of the Philippines, also known as CyperPress, are set to be inducted on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Makati City. As in the previous years, DOST Undersecretary and ICT Office Executive Director Louis Casambre will administer the induction ceremony. The event will serve as the Christmas party of the organization. Elected officers for the year 2015 are Timothy James Dimacali, science and technology section editor of GMA News Online (President), Alma Anonas-Carpio, technology editor of Philippines Graphic (Vice-President for Externals), Jing Garcia, Infotek section editor […]


Globe offers Libreng Charging and Libreng Tawag


 Globe service restorations As Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) made its presence in Metro Manila,  it slowly weakens and downgraded to tropical storm category. To provide faster and better communications, especially within affected areas, Globe is now working on the restoration of a base station controller located in Gigoso, Giporlos in the province of Eastern Samar. The company expects to begin firing up cell sites covered by the facility within the day. Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said that the network operations suffered no catastrophic outages from Typhoon Ruby. Most service disruptions were due to outages of commercial power and […]


Globe Telecom reactivated disaster response page Bangon Pinoy


 Globe Telecom Disaster Response Page Tonight, Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) is predicted to hit landfall in Metro Manila. Globe Telecom have reactivated their disaster response page, Bangon Pinoy, where the public can find relevant Typhoon Ruby related information including Globe Network Updates, public advisories, and soon Globe Emergency Services and Globe-led relief operations. Here are the websites for Bangon Pinoy and Globe Network Updates: Globe Bangon Pinoy Site Globe Network Updates   Service restorations on-going As of today, Globe has initiated its service restoration process in Visayas which mainly involves assessment of the typhoon’s impact on network infrastructure. The weather remains unfavorable for […]

Habitat for Humanity Philippines' Official Media Release #1 - Typhoon Hagupit.

Habitat for Humanity launches appeal to assist those affected by Typhoon Hagupit


 Appeal to assist Habitat  for  Humanity  has  launched  an  appeal  to  assist  families  affected  by  Typhoon  Hagupit  (called  Ruby  in  the  Philippines).  The  storm  made  first  landfall  on  Samar,  an  island  in  the  Visayas,  Philippines,  late  in  the  evening  of  Saturday,  6th of  December. According  to  the  Philippines  National  Disaster  Risk  Reduction  and  Management  Council,  more  than  130,000   families  were  evacuated  in  six  regions  of  the  Philippines. “Habitat  for  Humanity  is  sheltering  evacuated  families  in  Leyte,  Cebu  and  Surigao  del  Sur  provinces  of  the   Philippines.  Staff  and  materials  are  prepositioned  and  we  will  begin  to  support  affected  families […]

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Radio Veritas launches Papal Merchandise Online Store


 MANILA, Philippines – Radio Veritas Foundation, Inc. (RVFI), in partnership with Lozatech Digital Marketing Inc. (LDMI) launched the Papal merchandise online store www.veritas on November 3, 2014. It is the official online portal where people can place orders for the Pope Francis Papal Visit Commemorative Gift Pack. The Papal Visit Commemorative Gift Pack is a fund-raising drive initiated by RVFI in support of the various social development and disaster relief programs of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.   The fund-raising program is largely aimed at Overseas Filipino Workers who would like to send Pope Francis-inspired gifts back home […]

UNTV37 BOYCOTTS SOFITEL. UNTV has launched a campaign that challenges its supporters to take part in.

UNTV37’s #NoToSofitelDay and #BoycottSofitelPHDay hashtags climbed up on Twitter’s Philippines and Worldwide Trends


 On it’s first week, our timeline got bombarded with #NoToSofitel and #BoycottSofitelPH tweets and hashtags and got our curious mind to ask around and researched the web on what could have transpired why cable channel UNTV37 is ‘firing’ at Hotel Sofitel Manila. Later on we’ve found out that it stemmed from the report received by UNTV37 Chief Executive Office, Kuya Daniel Razon, that Hotel Sofitel Manila dropped the station from its channel listings. This, for no apparent reason, according to the spurned cable channel. This prompted Razon to call on UNTV37 supporters to launch a boycott against the hotel for clear discrimination […]