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DTI’S SOCMED CAMPAIGN TO BOOST LOCAL BIZ — LOPEZ

#flexPHridays is a new call to action campaign by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to encourage Filipinos to support local businesses through the power of social media. For the past six years, the Philippines has been at the top of global charts as to the number of social media users and internet usage. […]

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Politics

GORDON WARNS AGAINST FAKE NEWS, CLICKBAITS

Senator Dick Gordon warned against the continued dissemination of fake news and fake clickbait headlines designed to muddle and deflect the national attention from the corruption issues plaguing the Duterte administration. Gordon made the call as he noted that he and other senators probing the alleged anomalous government procurement of medical supplies and equipment have […]

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Government

DOT, TIKTOK LAUNCH #GANDAMOPINAS – ROMULO-PUYAT

With the easing of restrictions for leisure travel, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and video-making and sharing app TikTok have collaborated once again for a campaign that celebrates the beauty of the country’s islands through #GandaMoPinas. DOT’s previous collaboration with TikTok, the #SarapMagingPinoy challenge in-app garnered over 700 video entries with over 70 million video […]

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Food, Health & Fitness Science & Technology

SOCIAL MEDIA: GOING VIRAL AND GOING GONE

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, etc. It would be hard to find someone who has not heard, in this internet era, at least one of these social media platforms. When traditional reading, viewing, and listening pivoted to digital platforms, our screen time also increased. It […]

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Sports & Entertainment

ONE JOINS TOP 10 GLOBAL SPORTS PROPERTIES

ONE Championship™ (ONE), Asia’s largest global sports media property, ranks among the top 10 global sports properties in the world, according to a recent report released by Nielsen titled, “How the World’s Biggest Sports Properties Engaged Fans in 2020.” ONE Championship, which launched less than 10 years ago, is also growing at the fastest rate […]

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Politics

PANGILINAN: PROTECT MINORS, WOMEN VS ONLINE ABUSE

Instead of simply relying on users’ reports, social media sites should be able to immediately takedown sensual content involving minors, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “There should be a more proactive response rather than just rely on reports. The difficulty with reporting as was earlier manifested in some of the experiences, it would take several months. […]

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Politics

COUNTER HATE SPEECH IN SOCIAL MEDIA – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan is urging social media platforms, the government, the media, and netizens to fight hate messages now flooding social media and go after those who spread hate speech and fake news. “The media, non-government organizations, public leaders, private sector leadership, the owners of these social media platforms, should all come together, and hopefully […]

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Politics

CHILD, TEEN DEPRESSION LINKED TO SOCIAL MEDIA USE– GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to make responsible social media use a key component in mental health programs for schools, noting that increased smartphone and social media use has been linked to depression and anxiety among children and adolescents. In a news report, Dr. Cornelio Banaag, Jr. of the Medical […]

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Government

ROBIN PADILLA TO PROMOTE PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURE – PIÑOL

Action star Robin Padilla has volunteered to help the Department of Agriculture (DA) in its promotions and marketing programs that aim to help farmers and fisherfolk generate more income. On the sidelines of the launching of the Metro Marketing Program for Philippine mangoes at the DA office in Quezon City, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said […]

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Politics

DON’T ABUSE SOCIAL MEDIA – GORDON

Amid the rising prevalence of malicious and libelous social media posts as the campaign period for the May 13 midterm elections approaches its last week, Senator Dick Gordon warned netizens against committing abuses on social media. “Don’t abuse the social media. You may think you can post just about anything which are libelous or downright […]