Photos, messages on social media admissible as evidence – SC

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 06/21/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Photos and messages posted by private individuals on social media accounts are allowed to be presented as evidence in court, according to a recent Supreme Court ruling. This means a respondent of a case cannot invoke…

An exceptional election

Edilberto C. de Jesus - @inquirerdotnet 05/05/2022

Whatever the outcome, the 2022 election campaign has been confounding. “Weird” was retired CJ Panganiban’s observation on poor-performing candidates attacking second placer Vice President Leni Robredo, rather than front-runner Ferdinand Marcos Jr., about whom they professed more…

Duterte vetoes SIM Card Registration bill

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the bill seeking to mandate the registration of all SIM cards and social media accounts in the country, the Palace announced Friday. Acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said Duterte vetoed the…

CIDG files cases against 19 yo suspect who threatened to share woman’s nude photos

Futch Anthony Inso 02/02/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Criminal Investigation Detection Group (CIDG) Lapu-Lapu City field unit has already filed a case against the 19-year-old man who blackmailed a 21-year-old woman into having sex with him. Police Captain Nigel Sanoy,…

Social Media & 2022 Elections in Cebu: Opportunities and Pitfalls, Fake News and Transparency

CDN Digital staff 12/15/2021

This is the conclusion of a two-part special report. Click here for the first part. CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Katie (not her real name) wants to take part in the national elections this…

Cebu 2022 elections: How COVID-19 amplifies social media’s role?

CDN Digital staff 12/14/2021

1st of 2 Parts   CEBU CITY, Philippines — Like most members of today’s younger generations, Jun Vincent Sararaña uses social media platform Facebook on a daily basis. When COVID-19 struck Cebu, he has been relying heavily on…

CCPO personnel on standby for limited in-person campaign

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Policemen in Cebu City are on standby should the limited in-person campaigning be allowed amid the easing of restrictions in the country. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the…

CCPO exec reminds public against ‘love scam’

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City police are warning the public against a new extortion scheme called the ‘love scam’, especially since most people nowadays spend their time on social media and thus become more vulnerable.…

Facebook to be called Meta in line with its ‘metaverse’ vision

Reuters 10/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Facebook Inc is now called Meta, the company said Thursday, in a rebrand that is anchored on its ambitions of building the “metaverse,” a shared virtual environment that it bets will be the…

Viral diorama wows netizens

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 10/14/2021

CEBU, Philippines — A college student from North Cotabato made the rounds on social media after sharing a realistic diorama of an atomic bomb explosion.  “School project ko po,“ Catherine Fajardo told CDN Digital.  Fajardo, who is…

Ellen rumesbak sa nanglait kay Derek: Hindi rin bagay sa ‘yo makialam, bakit ganda ka?

Ervin Santiago 09/30/2021

“BEAST mode” pa rin ang fiancèe ni Derek Ramsay na si Ellen Adarna dahil tuloy ang paglalaan niya ng panahon sa panunupalpal ng mga bashers sa social media. Kung super excited na ang kanilang respective families at…

Visit a place with someone “as a friend” trends on social media

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/10/2021

GINATILAN, CEBU — Traveling with a good friend to share adventures and memories makes the journey even more unforgettable. As social media went abuzz with the phrase “as a friend”, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan shared…

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