Derek Ramsay to join GMA Network



By Boy Villasanta


Derek Ramsay is taking on a new master this 2019. He is moving on to GMA Network.


After going the rounds of television networks and taking the rollercoaster ride in his movie acting career these past few years, hunk Derek Ramsay has found a new station to set in.


He now has a new master to serve.


Anytime now, Derek will sign up with GMA Network to be one of the network’s big- name mainstays. It took Ramsay months or even years to give in to the tempting offer of his…

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DBM told to release the retirement benefits of members of the defunct INP



By Rose de la Cruz


Following the Court of Appeals decision allowing the payment of benefits for the retirees of the defunct Integrated National Police, Rep. Francisco Datol Jr., Senior Citizen partylist, is asking the Department of Budget and Management to implement said decision.


“Letting this case drag on any further would only convey the image of a DBM that is heartless and relentless against old, weak and dying former policemen cast aside after they have served the country. Do not wait for another retiree to die without receiving their due benefits,” Datol said.


The greater…

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'Road diet' is not sexy


A road safety advocacy group today expressed concerns over the plans by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to push for a solution to fit in more cars to over-crowded Edsa.

“We doubt this 'Road Diet' scheme will solve traffic problem in Edsa,” Road Users Protection Advocates (RUPA) said in a statement.

The group expressed fears, instead, this scheme will worsen traffic in our very busy streets.

Rupa explained that “road diet” solution had always been in our roads for a long time now without it being officially recognized.

This happens in choke points along Edsa where official four-lane…

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 Cyberthreats to financial institutions in 2019


By Rose de la Cruz


At least three cyberthreats projected for 2019 would send the financial institutions scampering for better protection of their systems and data bases.


These are: a) the cybersecurity systems of financial institutions will be bypassed using physical devices connected to the internal network; b) attacks of mobile banking for business users and c) advanced social engineering campaigns targeting operators, secretaries and other internal employees in charge of wires, that would result in data leaks.


Kaspersky Lab—in a survey—revealed that due to the lack of physical security and the lack of control over…

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HIV-AIDS Policy Act is now a law



By Rose de la Cruz


With many of AIDS-HIV sufferers now in the ranks of children and teenagers, the new law on this menace now authorizes children and minors to avail/volunteer to HIV testing to arrest the spread of this disease.


Rep. Ron Salo, KABAYAN  partylist and deputy majority leader, said the law allows children and minors to voluntarily submit to HIV testing even without parental consent under certain conditions and bases.


Salo noted that 2,470 of all diagnosed cases from January 1984 to October 2018 were below 20 years of age, based on the…

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