What’s with 11.11




By Rose de la Cruz


Internet-savvy shoppers and big supermarkets are hyped about 11.11 with online retailers offering huge discounts (some up to 70 percent) and speedy deliveries to shoppers for that single day.


But what is 11.11 and how did this shopping craze start?


An article at the Telegraph said the spending binge, which takes place on Nov.11 each year has for years eclipsed Cyber Monday in the US for online purchases made on a single day.  Known as the singles day (because of the repeating number 1) this spending binge…

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Legislators want PGH, DoH to check on heath of PMA, PNPA cadets



By Rose de la Cruz


Partylists Reps. Alfredo Garbin, AKO Bicol and Bernadette Herrera, Bagong Henerasyon, asked the Philippine General Hospital to check on the health of Philippine Military Academy and Philippine National Police Academy cadets in view of deaths and injuries from initiation rites that include hazing.


They both reacted to the death of another PMA cadet, Mario Telan Jr., cadet 4th class, who was found at the bottom of the PMA swimming pool last Friday.


According to investigation, upper-class cadets searched for the victim at 1:20 p.m. They proceeded to the PMA's…

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Nation hails VP’s acceptance of drug czar position



By Rose de la Cruz


The official acceptance by Vice President Leni Robredo of the position as drug czar or overseer of the war against drugs is a stepping--stone towards collaboration between the two highest offices of the land and a possible reunification of the morally and politically fractured Philippine society.


Whatever negativism was attached to the position earlier offered in jest, and out of frustration, to the Vice President for her candid assessment of the failed drug war, should now be put to rest and the nation must unite against a menace that has destroyed…

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 Secure your Android phone from hackers


By Rose de la Cruz


Security apps and stand-alone protection for phones, laptops, PCs and other devices are normally very pricey, which is why Filipinos tend to avail of those currently available for free but are usually also very risky to install.


In Kaspersky’s recent report, the Philippines ranked 10th in its global list of countries attacked by mobile malware last year. Kaspersky detected and blocked the mobile malware attempts against 26.8% of its users. 


Now for P1 a day per device, a person can secure his Android phones and be assure that no…

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Financial system is sound and stable, BSP



By Rose de la Cruz



The expansion in the domestic economy and positive outlook of the industry players have caused the soundness and stability of the country’s financial system in the first half of 2019.


The Bangko Sentral said the sustained growth in assets, loans and deposits and capital that was evident across banking groups are evidence of the stability of the system.


The universal and commercial banks (UKBs) channeled resources mostly to loans and investments in line with the country’s improving macroeconomic environment, business climate and consumer sentiment. Meanwhile, thrift banks (TBs), and…

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