Filipino netizens excited over the return of Sony’s PlayStation Classic

Remember when you didn’t have grown-up responsibilities and you actually had the time to play video games with your loved ones? Sony’s PlayStation does. In fact, the Facebook page of PlayStation Asia announced yesterday that its first ever console is making a comeback this December for PHP6,190 (US$114.65). Sony even included the classic intro music, ...

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Filipino broadcast company deactivates online store over hacking incident

Filipino broadcast company deactivates online store over hacking incident

It’s an online shopper’s worst nightmare — knowing that your credit card’s details have been exposed to hackers. Today, broadcast giant ABS-CBN released a...

McDonald’s PH (finally) gets its first self-ordering kiosk, and netizens are totally into it

McDonald’s PH (finally) gets its first self-ordering kiosk, and netizens are totally into it

Welcome to the future, Philippines. Facebook user Angel Ambrad shared a post yesterday of the first ever — wait for it — self-ordering kiosk (SOK) in a Philippine...

New TripAdvisor-inspired site lets OFWs rate recruiters

New TripAdvisor-inspired site lets OFWs rate recruiters

There are millions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) all over the world, many of whom are subject to abuses from their employers. This is what a new website developed by the...

PCOO under fire once again for blunder on Freedom of Information website

PCOO under fire once again for blunder on Freedom of Information website

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has received flak once again after a netizen complained about a blunder on its Freedom of Information website on Tuesday....

‘Be our own gatekeepers’: Media bootcamp arms Filipinos to fight fake news

‘Be our own gatekeepers’: Media bootcamp arms Filipinos to fight fake news

A room full of Filipino police and soldiers stares intently at headlines projected on a screen, the latest students of a media bootcamp aimed at fighting their nation’s...

Teacher comes up with ingenious way to check students’ attendance

Teacher comes up with ingenious way to check students’ attendance

It pays to get creative, as proven by this public school teacher who recently went viral for the ingenious way he takes his students’ attendance. On Tuesday, teacher Michael...

Want to find out if your information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?

Want to find out if your information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?

On Monday, Facebook rolled out a tool that tells users if their account allowed access to “This Is Your Digital Life,” an app that contained data that was eventually...

Couple arrested for alleged bitcoin pyramid scam that amassed PHP900 million

Couple arrested for alleged bitcoin pyramid scam that amassed PHP900 million

Our beloved national pastime — the pyramid scam — has gone digital. Yesterday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced that they have arrested a couple who...

Google honors Filipino poet Francisco Balagtas in today’s doodle, marking his 230th birthday

Google honors Filipino poet Francisco Balagtas in today’s doodle, marking his 230th birthday

Today, Google did something that would make any Filipino high school teacher proud. In honor of poet Francisco Balagtas’ 230th birthday, Google featured illustrations...


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