PH national ID website marred by glitches on first day of registration

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) apologized this morning when its website got bogged down by technical issues, right on the first day of registration for the national ID. “We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Our technical team is currently figuring out the source of the problem,” the organization said in a statement. Read: 2 arrested ...

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2 arrested in Manila for alleged extortion, hacking teen’s Facebook account

2 arrested in Manila for alleged extortion, hacking teen’s Facebook account

Two people, a mother and her child, were arrested for allegedly hacking into a 17-year-old’s Facebook account, local media reported today. Maricar Sena and her son Jingky...

Pinoy kid spends PHP100,000 on mobile games using parents’ debit card

Pinoy kid spends PHP100,000 on mobile games using parents’ debit card

An eight-year-old kid from Davao City unwittingly bought PHP100,000 (US$2,080) worth of video games using his parents’ debit card early this month. Yikes. Entrepreneur...

Terminated? ABS-CBN investigates removal of YouTube channel

Terminated? ABS-CBN investigates removal of YouTube channel

Media company ABS-CBN is currently investigating the removal of its news channels from YouTube, which have been terminated today allegedly for violating the video platform’s...

Death of Facebook? Duterte threatens to ban social media giant over account purge

Death of Facebook? Duterte threatens to ban social media giant over account purge

Facebook has no right to operate in the Philippines if it can’t be used by the government to propagate ideas, President Rodrigo Duterte said in his weekly address to the...

PH privacy body calls out Facebook for account purge, demands explanation

PH privacy body calls out Facebook for account purge, demands explanation

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said today that it would seek an explanation from social media behemoth Facebook over its decision to remove accounts that were allegedly...

Facebook takes down 200 accounts linked to China, PH police for ‘inauthentic behavior’

Facebook takes down 200 accounts linked to China, PH police for ‘inauthentic behavior’

Facebook has taken down about 200 accounts linked to a Chinese entity and the Philippine authorities for engaging in what it said was “coordinated inauthentic...

Pasig City allots PHP1.3 billion to buy gadgets for public school teachers and students

Pasig City allots PHP1.3 billion to buy gadgets for public school teachers and students

Here’s a rare spot of good news. Mayor Vico Sotto today said that Pasig City has allotted PHP1.3-billion (US426.7 million) worth of funds to purchase gadgets for use in...

Bad connectivity thwarts telco commission from joining PH Senate virtual hearing

Bad connectivity thwarts telco commission from joining PH Senate virtual hearing

How funny (or sad) is this? The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the Philippines’ official telco regulator, failed to attend yesterday’s Senate virtual...

‘Cause for worry’: Justice Department to probe surge of dummy Facebook accounts

‘Cause for worry’: Justice Department to probe surge of dummy Facebook accounts

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Cybercrime Office will investigate widespread reports of fake Facebook accounts that have victimized countless Filipinos, including...


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