Globe is celebrating life’s big and small wins this year with an EXTRA special 917 GDay. For the first time since the pandemic, its much-anticipated G Music Fest will be held live on-ground, offering the best in music, entertainment, culture, and arts.
“It's the right and also the responsibility of member states to express their views. And my role as the present of the General Assembly is not to comment on this. I'm here to protect and respect the rules.”
BECAUSE of his association with the controversial family, all eyes and ears will be on Philippine Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who will be among the speakers of the the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77) on September 20, 2022 (US time).
After the successful staging of the Green Run -- a multi-level run for elite athletes, training athletes, fun runners and fitness enthusiasts last July –Ayala Land’s 750-hectare Vermosa Estate is stepping up development to make it a complete venue for an active and healthy lifestyle down south.
Hindi naging sagabal na maging pinaka maliit na hinete matapos gabayan ng apprentice jockey na si Mark Apolinario Lanot ang kabayong si In The Zone na winalis lahat ng mga nakatunggali upang makopo ang korona sa 2022 PHILRACOM "Open Invitational Race For Imported & Local Horses" na pinasibat sa Metro Turf, Malvar - Tanauan City, Batangas, Linggo ng hapon.
MANILA---Nagbigay ng karangalan ang mga atleta ng Rizal Technological University sa Penkak Silat at Basketball para umukit sa kasaysayan ng Philippine Sports. Si Ian Christian Calo ay naka salba ng bronze medal sa Men's Tunggal Class E (65-70kg) sa 2022 World Pencak Silat Championships sa Malaysia.
Pinagharian ni Radio Bell ang katatapos na 2022 PHILRACOM 3rd Leg Triple Crown stake race noong Linggo sa Sta. Ana Park sa Naic, Cavite. Sa pagkapanalo ni Radio Bell ay hindi natupad ang pangarap ni Basheirrou na makagawa ng kasaysayan na makopo ang three-peat title matapos magkampeon sa 1st at 2nd leg at naunsiyami sanang pang 13 kabayo na naka sweep ng Triple Crown Series.
LAHAT nakatutok kina Kaboom at Cupid Bell na nag deklara ng paglahok sa napipintong 2022 Philracom Hopeful Stakes race na iiinog sa Hulyo 24 sa sa Santa Ana Park sa Naic, Cavite. Tampok ang anim na tigasing kabayo at nakalaan ang P1.5M guaranteed prize na ikakalat sa unang apat na kabayong tatawid sa meta na may distansyang 2,000 metro ang nasabing event na lalahukan .
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on Monday sent his appeal to the incoming Marcos administration to identify and remove taxes and other fees in fuel transactions that can minimize the effects of surging prices of petroleum products.
PLDT and Smart Communications (PLDT-Smart) on Monday said it blocked over 23 million smishing text messages in a span of three days.
In a statement, PLDT-Smart said the fraudulent messages were sent from June 11 to 14 and contained three uniform resource locators (URL) identified as phishing sites.
Smishing or SMS phishing, it said, is a form of social engineering through text messages that deceive customers into thinking that they were sent by legitimate organizations such as banks, recruitment agencies, tour operators, and others.
“These messages often contain links to websites that lure victims into revealing their personal information,” it said.
In response to the rise in such fraudulent messages, the telecommunication company said it increased the frequency of detection and blocking activities and constant upgrading of the companies tools.
“The PLDT group’s latest clampdown on ‘smishing’ has expanded earlier efforts to prevent these harmful messages from reaching customers. From January to May this year, PLDT and Smart have blocked more than 600,000 text messages linked to smishing, hoaxes, and spamming,” it said.
Aside from blocking fraudulent messages, it said almost 78,000 SIMs related to smishing were also blocked from January to May of this year -- “more than double” of the same period last year.
In cyberspace, it said more than 500 domains linked to smishing and 10,000 domains linked to phishing were blocked by the two companies from mid-February to May of this year.
“PLDT and Smart have been fortifying their cybersecurity infrastructure, investing nearly PHP3 billion in 2021, to safeguard the public against emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities, including online fraud and other criminal activities,” it said.
Earlier, Globe Telecommunications Inc., another local telecommunications company, encouraged smartphone users to use automatic filtering in their messaging apps to fight smishing messages.
In 2021, Globe said a total of 1.15 billion smishing messages, around 7,000 mobile numbers linked to scammers, and 2,000 social media accounts and phishing sites were blocked to protect its users. (PNA)
The Covid-19 vaccination effort which started in 2021 paved the way for the return to normalcy for many Filipinos. And while everyone can get vaccinated, the national government created a priority system to address the people that would be the most vulnerable to the diseases.
THE next administration should move to a different model for public transportation to insulate public utility vehicle operators and drivers from financial risks, transportation advocates said yesterday.