Australian court orders Google to pay $43M for misleading users

Navya Mittal - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2022

Australia’s competition watchdog said on Friday that Alphabet Inc’s Google unit was ordered by the country’s Federal Court to pay A$60 million ($42.7 million) in penalties for misleading users on collection of their personal location data. The…

PH logs 190 new BA.5 Omicron subvariant cases — DOH

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 08/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 190 cases of BA.5 Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 were reported in the country, bringing the total caseload of the more transmissible and vaccine-evasive subvariant cases to 4,203, Department of Health (DOH)…

PH tarsier spotted in Tacloban for 1st time

Joey Gabieta @joeygabietaINQ - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2022

TACLOBAN CITY—The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (DNSM) of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) has confirmed the presence of the Philippine tarsier in the forests of this city. In a social media…

COVID-19 outbreaks unavoidable during face-to-face classes — OCTA

Jean Mangaluz - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines – With the resumption of face-to-face classes starting soon, independent COVID-19 monitor Octa Research warned that possible COVID-19 outbreaks in schools can’t be avoided. Octa fellow Dr. Guido David said that schools should have policies…

‘Revolting’: 29,000 teachers left out after PS-DBM bought pricey, outdated laptops

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines—“Sad and even revolting.” This was how the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) described the purchase of “outdated and pricey” laptops, which the Department of Education (DepEd) received from the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget…

Gas, diesel prices to go down by more than P2/liter

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 08/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — There will be a rollback in the prices of petroleum  products this week, oil firms announced on Monday. In separate advisories, Shell, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, SeaOil and Caltex said gasoline prices would be slashed…

Desperation deepens for families of trapped Mexican miners

Agence France Presse 08/07/2022

AGUJITA, Mexico — Saturday’s effort to rescue 10 Mexican coal miners trapped in a flooded deposit for four days ended with little progress, relatives said, with hopes of reaching any survivors dwindling. More than 300 soldiers and other personnel,…

Students need COVID-19 booster shot before classes start – Bongbong Marcos 

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 08/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is urging students to get their COVID-19 booster shots ahead of the start of face to face classes later this month. “Una na riyan ‘yung panigurong nakapag-booster shot na…

Hiroshima prays for peace, fears new arms race on atomic bombing anniversary

Reuters 08/06/2022

TOKYO  – Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Saturday as the city marked the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with officials including the United Nations Secretary General warning of a new arms race following Russia’s invasion…

COA flags DepEd over P2.4B purchase of pricey laptops with old processors

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 08/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the Department of Education’s (DepEd) purchase of pricey laptops with low-end processors in 2021, transacted through the controversial Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management…

Fighting online evil: New law offers hope for PH kids’ protection

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines—“Horrifying.” This was how Sen. Risa Hontiveros described the experiences of children who fell victims to online sexual abuse and exploitation, stressing that a law is “absolutely and urgently needed.” Hontiveros, who filed the proposed law…

Monkeypox outbreak: WHO lists common symptoms, cases, surveillance

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Almost a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency, the Philippines recorded its first case amid the rapid spread of the virus across the globe. On July…

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