‘Xerox is not another word for copy,’ Fuji Xerox tells Filipinos, existing ‘xerox’ shops, netizens beg to differ

It’s no secret that Filipinos have a notorious habit of subbing brand names in place of common nouns i.e. “Colgate” for toothpaste, “Pampers” for baby diapers, and “Coke” for light sodas. Sometimes, however, those massively popular brands take note, particularly when it’s not just individuals but businesses using the name incorrectly — and then they ...

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Police investigating if online forum 8chan, linked to Texas mass shooting, operates from Philippines 

Police investigating if online forum 8chan, linked to Texas mass shooting, operates from Philippines 

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now verifying reports that the online forum 8chan, which is linked to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas over the weekend, is operating...

Posh Metro Manila high school prohibits wireless ‘earpods’ because students keep losing them

Posh Metro Manila high school prohibits wireless ‘earpods’ because students keep losing them

Today in Rich Kids of Manila, a posh private high school in San Juan City just prohibited its students from bringing wireless “earpods” to school, apparently because...

New Manila Mayor Isko Moreno wants to live stream project biddings on social media

New Manila Mayor Isko Moreno wants to live stream project biddings on social media

In a bid for total transparency (or perhaps as an attempt to reach the youth) new Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has ordered that all the capital’s project biddings be...

Filipinos consume news through Facebook more than newspapers 

Filipinos consume news through Facebook more than newspapers 

Facebook continues to dominate the lives of Filipino social media users as it was found to be a top news source second only to television, a study released on Saturday shows....

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says Facebook page has been locked for a long time; was not part of ‘purge’

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says Facebook page has been locked for a long time; was not part of ‘purge’

Davao City mayor and First Daughter Sara Duterte has debunked the claim that her official Facebook account was allegedly affected by the platform’s recent...

Mother warns netizens of allegedly predatory Facebook account offering free iPhones

Mother warns netizens of allegedly predatory Facebook account offering free iPhones

Many parents fear that predators are using social networks to reach out to their children. One woman’s recent Facebook post seems to have confirmed that belief. A woman...

Facebook takes down 200 pages linked to Duterte’s former social media manager

Facebook takes down 200 pages linked to Duterte’s former social media manager

Turns out Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s former social media manager is into some shady online activities. Facebook announced today that they have removed 200 pages,...

Social media withdrawal: Filipinos react to Instagram, Facebook outage

Social media withdrawal: Filipinos react to Instagram, Facebook outage

Say it ain’t so! Do we have to talk to real people outside our social media comfort bubble now? Denizens of the Philippines, aka the world’s social media capital, are...

RCBC files defamation suit against Bangladesh Bank in connection with US$81 million cyber heist

RCBC files defamation suit against Bangladesh Bank in connection with US$81 million cyber heist

Filipino-owned bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has filed a defamation suit against Bangladesh Bank for alleging that the former was complicit in the 2016...


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