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Wednesday, January 23, 2019






UP Oblation

UP apologizes for posters catcalling women looking for boarding houses

The University of the Philippines apologized for a boarding house advertisement that was perceived as "catcalling" female students in jeepney stops. Concerned social media users...
Cebuana Lhuillier Interaksyon

Financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients

Cebuana Lhuillier, a local financial service provider, said on Saturday that the data of 900,000 clients had been accessed without authorization and that it...

‘I beat Pacquiao,’ trash-talking Broner doesn’t admit defeat

American fighter Adrien Broner, a known trash talker, shrugged off the unanimous decision favoring Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao on Sunday in Las Vegas. In an...
10 year challenge

Mother Earth’s #10YearChallenge does not look good

Environmental groups have joined in the social media trend known as the "10 year challenge" by sharing pictures of pollution and climate change phenomena...
Duterte and Sirisena in a toast

Activists decry Sri Lankan president’s praise for Duterte’s drugs war

MANILA — Human rights groups expressed alarm at Sri Lanka's leader on Friday for praising Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody war on drugs...
taken down poster of Imee Marcos Interaksyon

Sinulog campaign poster of Imee Marcos taken down by Cebu Mayor

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña ordered the removal of tarpaulins of political candidates in the upcoming midterm elections including that of Ilocos Norte Governor...
Fruits and vegetables Interaksyon

Looking into the oversupply of fruits, vegetables in Benguet

Farmers in Benguet province resorted to social media to sell huge supplies of crops at very low prices after being unable to sell them...
YouCam Makeup

An app that helps you see if a new hair color will suit you

A smartphone application is letting people change appearance in a matter of seconds through artificial intelligence technologies and augmented reality. YouCam Makeup-Magic Selfie Cam is...
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks with the news media at the White House in Washington, U.S.

Trump cancels U.S. delegation to Davos forum — press secretary

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has canceled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial...
Bretman Rock and Manny MUA story

Beauty bloggers call out university for using them as examples of ‘improper grooming’

Two international beauty bloggers took offense on the Facebook post of Leyte Normal University that used their photos as examples of "improper grooming for...

In character Liza Soberano corrects Enrique Gil’s caption professing his love

Social media users were amused when Liza Soberano corrected Enrique Gil in the comments section of an Instagram post that featured her playing Christine...
Reporting on suicide Interaksyon

Suicide contagion phenomenon highlights importance of sensitive media reporting

Local media reports on the death of Razorback drummer Brian Velasco were scrutinized for being careless and insensitive toward the victim and also for...
Manila Bay with trash

A look at Manila Bay’s pollution and the Clean Water Act of 2004

The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources is taking aim at establishments near Manila Bay which have violated environmental laws passed way back...
Recycling center in Jakarta

Plastics, consumer goods makers in $1.5 billion pledge to rein in waste

FRANKFURT — Global companies including BASF, DowDuPont, Procter & Gamble and SABIC have formed an alliance to fight plastic waste, pledging to spend $1.5 billion...
U.S. President Trump hosts roundtable discussion on border security at White House in Washington

As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Trump to delay State of Union speech

WASHINGTON — With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his...
woman Reddit Interaksyon

Reddit forum closed over inappropriate content against women

A community on Reddit containing lewd remarks on photos of Filipino women was taken down due to violation of the platform’s policies and invasion...
Silhouettes of mobile users

Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference...
US Navy

US, Britain conduct first joint drills in contested South China Sea

TOKYO — The United States and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea since China built island...
Jose Rizal monument

The sun is always shining on a Jose Rizal monument in the world

A picture of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal's bronze statue in Rome, Italy recently emerged on social media, prompting a look at how the...
Passport controversy Interaksyon

DFA officially removes birth certificate requirement for passport renewals

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. signed an order yesterday that made official one of his tweets saying the submission of birth certificates for...