Month: January 2014

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‘Basyang’ Threatens Visayas and Mindanao

Tropical Storm “BASYANG” has intensified while moving toward the Southern Leyte – Surigao del Norte area as of December 31, 2014. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), as of 6:00 p.m. today, the center of tropical storm “BASYANG” is located 90km east of Surigao City, Surigao del Sur and is...

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Online Payment Fraud

The convenience of online shopping offers is hard to resist. In fact Filipinos tops the list of online shoppers in a recent survey conducted by Nielsen in 2012. But when closing a deal online, the number says otherwise, pointing security as the main concern. With just a few clicks your shopping is done and you just need to...

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Information Technology for Good Governance: Transparency to Curb Corruption

With various scandals involving government agencies, such as the recent pork barrel scam, it’s high time we turn to information technology solutions to help promote transparency and curb corruption all at the same time. The national government recently launched an open data portal and cashless transaction program on its efforts to fend off graft and...

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Military and BIFF Clash in Maguindanao

Clashes between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Moro breakaway group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) erupted yesterday in Maguindanao province, killing at least 17 rebels, various sources reported. Though the real number of casualty has yet to be completely confirmed, what has been verified by the military is that there is no...

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Don’t Be a Tempting Target: Hotel Security Tips

You’ve worked hard all year, looking forward to a few blissful, worry-free days of vacation. Not only have you saved money for your much needed getaway, you resisted the urge to call in sick to work or leave early on Fridays, just so you could squirrel away vacation time for a few “mental health days”...

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Rice Smuggling: The Php7 Billion Chase for David Tan

The infamous rice smuggling lord is no longer a John Doe – a development perfectly justified the Department of Justice’s move to give the National Bureau of Investigation the green light to reopen the probe on the matter. It was noteworthy that the investigation had been stalled due to lack of evidence to merit further...

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How to Make Your Purchases Safe Online

It’s hard to argue that there’s no better way to shop than online. Online shopping gives buyers a wider selection of products no shopping center can ever provide, with the convenience of having those products delivered to your home. With the easy process of clicking and putting in your credit card information, you can easily...

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New Navigational Equipment to be Installed in NAIA

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) had approved the replacement of the Doppler VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range and Distance Measuring Equipment (DVOR/DME) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The DVOR is the navigational guidance system that helps pilots locate and land on the runway during bad weather and low visibility. The currently...

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Agaton Kills 40 People, Injures 65

(Updated at 2:16 p.m.) Forty people were reported dead, 65 were injured, and six remain missing in Regions IX, X, XI and CARAGA due to tropical depression Agaton (international name: Lingling), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its latest report issued at 6 a.m. today. Sixteen landslide incidents, six floodings,...

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“AGATON” to Bring Rains in Visayas

The low pressure area southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar has developed into Tropical Depression “Agaton” according to the tropical cyclone warning of the state weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued a tropical cyclone warning at 10:00 a.m. locating Agaton at 260 km southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar or...