41 percent of consumers still use old computer OS



By Rose de la Cruz


Many businesses and consumers, or 41 percent, still depend on unsupported or near end-of-life operating systems, which puts them at risk to cyber attackers, who may find previously-unknown vulnerabilities within these systems.


According to Kaspersky research, while newer versions of such OS are available, around 41 percent of consumers still use either an unsupported or approaching end of support desktop OS like Windows XP or Windows 7.


Similarly, 40 percent of very small businesses (VSBs) and 48 percent of small, medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises still rely on these systems.…

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 August was no ‘ghost month’ for SM Foundation



By Rose de la Cruz


When most important activities are put on hold in most (Chinese-influenced) enterprises because of  folk belief in ‘ghost month,’ August saw many launches, completions and turnovers of projects and programs of SM Foundation Inc. despite persistent strong rains from typhoons and habagat during the 7th month of Chinese lunar calendar.


This, despite SM founder Henry Sy Sr.’s birth origin in China but who spent his growing years here and raising his family as Filipinos. He also left behind a well-oiled foundation that is run by Filipinos, whose religious beliefs take precedence…

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Convicted Sanchez’ looming release is unjustified



By Rose de la Cruz



Under our law books, rape and murder are considered heinous capital offenses that deserve a death sentence or life term in prison. Yet, it took everyone by surprise that the justice department toyed with the idea of releasing him earlier, despite former Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez being convicted in 1995 of both heinous crimes.


Netizens have violently questioned and rightly demonized the judgment authorizing his release saying and the subsequent justifications by people in power---Spokesman Salvador Panelo (his defense lawyer) and newly-elected Senator Bato de la Rosa, his jailer, with…

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Financial education program launched for soldiers



By Rose de la Cruz


To equip over 140,000 uniformed and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines with knowledge and skills to combat unhealthy spending habits and achieve personal financial freedom, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, AFP and BDO Foundation launched a financial education program in Camp Aguinaldo.


This is aligned with the AFP Transformation Roadmap, which considers financial wellness as a cornerstone of the personal scorecards of AFP personnel.

In a ceremony at the AFP Headquarters, BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno; AFP Chief-of-Staff, General Benjamin R. Madrigal Jr. and BDO Foundation President…

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 Soon a government center in new Clark City


By Rose de la Cruz


With P9.5 billion already being spent to build a government administrative center in new Clark City, plans to transfer government center in that spacious former American air base would soon be a reality.


It is even hoped that when President Rodrigo Road Duterte attends the SEA Games in November, some groundbreaking ceremony on the 20-hectare government site would be held, said Rep. Bernadette Herra, Bagong Henerasyon partylist and deputy majority leader of the House of Representatives.


She reported that government funds have been lent to the builders, Alloy MTD of…

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