Thursday, February 25, 2021

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

Fraudsters, Beware! Gatchalian Gives Prepaid SIM Registration Bill Another Push In Senate

Fraudsters, Beware! Gatchalian Gives Prepaid SIM Registration Bill Another Push In Senate

Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the bill mandating registration of all users of pre-paid subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in the Senate to enable authorities to easily clampdown those engaged in nefarious and illegal activities.

A number of individuals in the recent months have fallen prey to online fraudsters who used prepaid SIM cards as a tool to carry out their wicked activities, according to Gatchalian.

The senator, who was himself a recent victim of these illegal activities, learned that the perpetrators managed to charge to his credit card account an online food delivery after gaining access to a security feature on web-based services – the One-Time Password (OTP) –using a prepaid mobile phone.

“When fraudsters gain access to OTPs, it’s as if they’re the actual owners of the account doing the transaction,” said Gatchalian.

The senator, who as early as June 30, 2016, filed a bill mandating the registration of all users of pre-paid SIM cards, said it’s now imperative to consider regulating its sale and distribution to help curb unlawful activities. He re-filed the measure in July 2019.

“The boundless stream of supply of prepaid SIM cards has become a magnet of illicit activities since the start of the pandemic. There had been countless cases of online fraudsters who used unregistered mobile numbers,” Gatchalian said.

“Mahalagang may mukha o pangalan sa likod ng mga prepaid SIM cards lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemya na kailangan ng contact-tracing. Anong kaibahan kung gagawin nang requirement ang pagre-register ng mga prepaid SIM cards sa requirement na kailangang mag-register sa mga lugar na pinupuntahan mo para sa contact-tracing?” he asked.

Under Senate Bill No. 176 or the proposed SIM Card Registration Act, end users of prepaid SIM cards shall be required to present a valid ID and photo and sign a control-numbered registration form issued by the service provider of the purchased SIM card. Copies of the accomplished forms shall be furnished to the same service provider and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

Recoveries Among Pinoys Abroad Now 9,301

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reports the Covid-19 recoveries among Filipinos abroad have reached 9,301 this week.

Gov’t To Rely On ‘Analytics, Data’ On Easing Restrictions

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the decision on easing the quarantine status still depends on “analytics and data.”

Andanar Cites Role Of MisOcc Youth In Fight Vs. Covid-19

PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar urges the young officials of Misamis Occidental to help spread the right information in combating Covid-19.

PH Covid-19 Recoveries Rise By 412

DOH records 412 more recovered patients, pushing the country's overall Covid-19 recoveries to 512,375 on Thursday.

DOH, LGUs Break Ground For P10-M Covid-19 Facility In Sarangani

Sarangani will soon have its own temporary treatment and monitoring facility for Covid-19 patients!

Roque: PRRD Knows Qualities Needed To Be President

Ano kaya ang inaasahan ng Pangulo sa susunod na Presidente ng Pilipinas?

DOT Backs Streamlining Of Travel Requirements

The Department of Tourism (DOT) shows support for the call of simplifying travel requirements and procedures to ease the travel experience of local travelers during the pandemic.

DA-PhilRice, Partners Reach 200k Farmers In Region 2, CAR

100% of the seed delivers to farmers in Region 2 and in the Cordillera Autonomous Region for the scheduled planting program in both provinces.

Family Day Sans Age Limit In Intramuros Proposed

The Department of Tourism (DOT) recommends a one-day exemption for children below 15 years old in Intramuros after seeing several visitors gathered during the reopening.

#Reinvent Wellness With Globe At Home FB Live Event On Feb 27, Saturday 10AM

Experience the virtual Fitfest for all with Globe this coming February 27 on their official Facebook page.

Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

Lifestyle

Jollibee USA Serves Next-Level Chickenjoy In New Musical Advertisement

Jollibee USA's new Chickenjoy commercial leaves viewers the Last Song Syndrome ‘LSS’ effect. Mapapakanta ka na lang talaga habang nagki-crave.

Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe: FDA

FDA Director General Eric Domingo says "its safety profile is good" referring to Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine with an efficacy rate of 65.3 to 91.2%.

Pwede More Or Sana All: Order A Variety Of Max’s Group Favorites

You can now order a variety of items from different brands in just one transaction with Max's Group's latest innovation!

Online Biz Promotes Local, Eco-Friendly Products

'Alibot PH' an online store that transforms scraps into attractive and useful crafts is managed by three Pinay creatives.

Entertainment

Regine Promises New Repertoire And Surprise Guest In “Freedom” Concert

Alamin ano itong panibagong pasabog na ihahatid ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sa kaniyang mga fans sa nalalapit nitong concert.

“Tunay Na Buhay” Turns 10, Features Life Story Of Vic Sotto

In celebration of "Tunay na Buhay" 10th anniversary features personal stories of Vic Sotto including his childhood memories, how TVJ group started, and his principles as a father.

Explosive New Cinematic Adventure “Mortal Kombat” Drops First Trailer

Have you seen the newest trailer of 'Mortal Kombat'?

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SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

Ilocos Norte To Hire Seniors, OSYs As Tourism Aides

The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO) will be going to hire some tourism aides, including senior citizens and out-of-school youths (OSY).

SBMA Ready For Covid-19 Vax Rollout

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is ready for the eventual release and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccines in the Freeport.

Ilocos Norte Beefs Up Livestock Supply

WOW! May pa-libreng biik sa Ilocos.

Regine Promises New Repertoire And Surprise Guest In “Freedom” Concert

Alamin ano itong panibagong pasabog na ihahatid ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sa kaniyang mga fans sa nalalapit nitong concert.

Travel

Palawan Eyes Reopening Of Calauit Safari Park In March

Palawan government eyes to open the Calauit Safari Park in Palawan by March.

DENR-Davao Intensifies Mt. Apo Trekking And Camping Policy

DENR-Davao pushes striker trekker rules in Mt. Apo but if remains unfollowed the government might decide to temporarily close the site for rehabilitation.

DOT Backs Vaccine Passport For Tourism Recovery

The Department of Tourism (DOT) supports the proposed vaccine passport for arriving visitors, a concept it believes would help further build travel confidence.

Hopes Up On Ilocos Norte Eco-Adventure Park Revival

An eco-adventure park in Ilocos Norte could soon be in development!

Motoring

MMDA To Open Zipper Lane For EDSA People Power Anniversary

MMDA sets to open a zipper lane along White Plains Avenue in Quezon City on Thursday (Feb.25) for the celebration of the 35th EDSA People Power Revolution.

DPWH Proposal To Upgrade Currimao Seaport Access Road OK’d

The improvement of the access road leading to the International Seaport of Currimao has already obtained the approval of the national government to improve transport services in the area.

Subic Bay Freeport Expressway Inaugurated

Bukas na ang 8.2km Subic Freeport Expressway!