Thursday, January 28, 2021

Pampanga LGUs Participate In Cement-For-Trash Program

Wow! 9 LGUs in Pampanga have successfully reduced their residual plastic through this program!

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Building A Safer Digital Marketplace For Filipinos

Building A Safer Digital Marketplace For Filipinos

Spotlight

Pampanga LGUs Participate In Cement-For-Trash Program

Wow! 9 LGUs in Pampanga have successfully reduced their residual plastic through this program!

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Despite the number of mobile wallet users increasing over the years, a large portion of Filipino consumers still remain skeptical of the technology, fearing identity theft or even credit card fraud.

According to The Nilson Report, a US-based research agency for news and analysis of the global card and mobile payment industry, global card fraud losses continue to be on the rise. From 2016 to 2025, projected fraud losses will nearly double, climbing from $22.8 billion to nearly $50 billion.

This is because more online hackers and cyber thieves are finding different ways to steal information or fool people into giving up their data through social engineering. One example is through fake e-mails or calls from supposed representatives of banks or credit card companies. These fraudsters ask for personal information in the pretense of confirming someone’s identity. Some even call their victims using a fake number to avoid being traced.

These tactics that identity thieves use on customers of traditional banks and credit cards are the same being employed on individuals using digital financial apps. The lack of assurance that consumers and users feel regarding online safety and protection may be a deterrent to fully utilizing the power of mobile applications out of fear of being swindled.

GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet, is cognizant of such threats and has come up with a program to provide increased peace of mind for users on their platform. The initiative, called Customer Protect, is a first in the industry to protect and even compensate users in case of unauthorized financial transactions on their GCash app, GCash on Messenger or GCash Mastercard platforms.

These transactions may arise from untoward incidents of stolen mobile phones or identity theft. Customer Protect is a feature that enhances GCash’s advanced risk capabilities that are already in place, which actively analyze and monitor transactions to detect and prevent fraudulent activities.
Fully verified GCash users can receive compensation for the actual amount of unauthorized transactions not exceeding P100,000. Semi-verified users can receive compensation up to P10,000 while basic users can receive up to P2,000.

With the introduction of this innovative program, GCash users can feel even more secure as they continue their usual daily transactions on the app, such as buying load, sending money and many others. Customer Protect frees GCash users from worry and gives them the confidence to embrace a fully digital lifestyle of convenience and immediacy.

Alibaba Cloud Further Facilitates Digital Transformation Acceleration Across Asia

Alibaba Cloud commits to support more businesses with their digital transformation and acceleration across Asia.

Hybrid Rice Showcased Nationwide This Dry Season

Mas maganda nga kaya ang mga bagong hybrid rice?!

DA To Mass-Produce New Test Kits For ASF In February

Good news! Rapid test kits for African swine fever will soon be available!

Dagupan Enforces Status Quo On Age-Based Stay-At-Home Restriction

Did Dagupan Mayor reject the IATF's recommendation?

Bicol Logs 23 Covid-19 Recoveries

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US Rejoins WHO

US President Joe Biden signs an executive order to discontinue the withdrawal partnership from World Health Organization (WHO) that Ex-President Donald Trump initiated last year.

7 Timeless Hair Flips That Gone Viral Online

Pak, ganern! You'll definitely remember these iconic hair flips!

Dagupan Farmers, Fisherfolk Get Cash, Food Subsidy

Dagupeño farmers and fisherfolk receive cash and food subsidy from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Ilocos Regional Office (BFAR-RO1).

12 Mindanao Fishing Villages Receive Aid From MinDA

More equipments, more fishing!

Time To #DoTheSwitch

Anyone can be a Zero Waste store owner. Know the story of two friends in Dumaguete who invest to build an eco-friendly store.

Spotlight

Pampanga LGUs Participate In Cement-For-Trash Program

Wow! 9 LGUs in Pampanga have successfully reduced their residual plastic through this program!

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Lifestyle

Sabuhin Bakery, SIMCO Add To Roster Of Nutribun Adoptors In Batangas

Yum! Healthier bread will be served in Batangas!

The Life-Long Impact Of Brain Development In A Child’s First 5 Years

Interesting! Let's know how the first five years of a child's brain determines his success in the future.

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

Hendrick’s has something for you this coming Valentine's Day!

POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

Customers can now interact with PONDS chatbot in Shopee as they launch their 'Smarter Skincare Just For You!'

Entertainment

GMA Regional TV Delivers News That Inform, Stories That Inspire Across The Philippines

GMA Regional TV launches its sixth flagship newscast — GMA Regional TV Balitang Bicolandia on February 1.

8 Family K-Dramas You Can Enjoy Over Lunas New Year

K-Drama is life! Time to add these K-Dramas to your list!

Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

More Stories

Andanar Willing To Be Among First To Get Covid-19 Vaccine

PCOO Sec. Andanar said he is ready to take the first jabs to encourage Filipinos to avail of the free Covid-19 vaccine once the government starts its mass immunization drive.

Makati Residents Urged To Trust Gov’t Vaccination Program

"Getting the vaccine is an informed choice," said Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay as she appeals to her constituents to trust the government's Covid-19 vaccination program.

Isko Lauds MPD For Aid In Enforcing Protocols

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno recognizes the effort of the Manila Police District (MPD) for helping the city in enforcing the minimum public health standards.

Sobejana Is Next AFP Chief

Sino nga kaya si Philippine Army commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana?

PH Records 140 New Covid-19 Recoveries

Padami nang padami pa ang gumagaling mula sa Covid-19!

Travel

Trekking Activities In Northern Negros To Resume In Feb

Mountaineering activities in the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP) will reopen next month!

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Motoring

NLEX To Upgrade Roadway Lights In Bulacan, Pampanga

NLEX Corp. sets to upgrade a 33-kilometer stretch of roadway lights in Bulacan to Pampanga.

MRT-3 Now Equipped With Touchless Temperature Scanners

“Automatic” and “touchless” temperature scanners are installed for passengers of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) as part of the rail service’s measures against the Covid-19.

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.