Privacy body gets bomb threat, manhunt for perpetrator ongoing

Alden Monzon, Dexter Cabalza 05/13/2023

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Friday received an online bomb threat, about an hour after it ended a meeting with GCash representatives over the temporary disappearance of money from the accounts of the e-wallet firm’s users. The bomb…

‘I’m back’: Trump returns to YouTube and Facebook after two-year ban

Reuters 03/18/2023

Former U.S. President Donald Trump posted to YouTube and Facebook on Friday, in a return to the tech platforms he used to power his political rise until he was cut off following the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on Congress by his…

Carcar mayor to police: Probe video allegedly using his voice talking about contractor’s ‘SOP’ for P149M project

Futch Anthony Inso 12/19/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Carcar City Mayor Patricio “Patrick” Barcenas will ask the Philippine National Police (PNP) to investigate a video that has proliferated on Facebook, where the mayor’s voice was allegedly used to talk about an…

Nuestra Señora de Regla clergy urge faithful to wear face masks when attending fiesta religious activities

Futch Anthony Inso 11/18/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Nuestra Señora de Regla-National Shrine Parish clergy has again urged devotees to always wear their face masks upon visiting the church and other religious activities for the upcoming fiesta celebration of the…

Ellen Adarna muntik ma-hack ang FB, may mensahe sa hacker: ‘Nice try’

Pauline del Rosario 10/08/2022

MUNTIKAN na ring maging biktima ng isang hacker ang sexy actress na si Ellen Adarna. Ibinandera mismo ng aktres sa kanyang Instagram story ang isang screenshot na nag-notify sa kanyang official Facebook page. Makikitang nagtatangka itong palitan…

How misinformation derails free speech

Adrian Monck - @inquirerdotnet 08/06/2022

Own nothing, be happy. You might have heard the phrase. It started life as a screenshot, culled from the internet by an anonymous antisemitic account on the image board 4chan. “Own nothing, be happy—The Jew World Order…

Man, 19, accused of offering and selling sex videos, nabbed in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 19-year-old man, who was arrested for allegedly promoting and selling of self-produced videos of himself performing sexual acts to various male victims, including minors, underwent an inquest proceeding today, August 1, 2022.…

Anne Curtis celebrates 18M followers on social media pages

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 05/24/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Actress-mom Anne Curtis reached another milestone gaining over 18 million followers on her social media pages. Anne took to her Instagram page on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, to share her gratitude to her followers.  She reached…

Vote-buying incident reported in Cordova 5 days before polls

Futch Anthony Inso 05/04/2022

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Cordova Police Station is now investigating an alleged vote-buying incident that was reported to them. Police Major Ramil Dugan, chief of police of Cordova Police Station, said that they are now…

Duterte-backed PDP Laban wing cries foul after some posts flagged by Facebook

Neil Arwin Mercado 04/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) wing backed by President Rodrigo Duterte cried foul Monday after some of its posts were allegedly flagged and taken down by Facebook. The party wing’s…

Scamming the elderly

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 04/09/2022

This is a modern-day cautionary tale, except that I don’t only want to warn people, I want the authorities (those who can do something about it) to please get their acts together to effectively catch the criminals.…

Meta’s Zuckerberg unveils AI projects aimed at building metaverse future

02/24/2022

Facebook-owner Meta is working on artificial intelligence research to generate worlds through speech, improve how people chat to voice assistants, and translate between languages, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday, as he sketched out key steps to building…

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