Category Archives: Media

Singing UP Naming Mahal hymn of the University of the Philippines.
UP Diliman 2016 Commencement Exercises 
PhilippineOnline Chronicles images photograph EddCastro. UP Campus, Quezon City. June 26, 2016

UP tops QS ranking for PH; 70th in Asia

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | Written by
Singing UP Naming Mahal hymn of the University of the Philippines.
UP Diliman 2016 Commencement Exercises 
PhilippineOnline Chronicles images photograph EddCastro. UP Campus, Quezon City. June 26, 2016

The University of the Philippines (UP) has retained its 70th place in the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia, making the national university once again the highest placed Philippine university in the annual regional ranking. The ranking was based on 10 indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per paper, papers per faculty, staff with PhD, proportions of…Read More »

#COMELEAK: Hackers release sensitive personal data of PH voters online

Friday, 22 April 2016 | Written by

Personal information of millions of Filipino voters – including addresses and biometric data – were released in a website on Thursday (April 21), raising concerns among netizens on their privacy and security. Hackers who broke into the Commission on Elections (Comelec) website have uploaded the huge collection of personal data into a website, wehaveyourdata.com. The site however is down as…Read More »

Aisa Mijeno,  2015 WikiPinoy Awardee 
Philippine Online Chronicles image / photograph Edd Castro, March 10, 2016. Quezon City, Philippines.

2015 WikiPinoy of the year

Friday, 11 March 2016 | Written by
Aisa Mijeno,  2015 WikiPinoy Awardee 
Philippine Online Chronicles image / photograph Edd Castro, March 10, 2016. Quezon City, Philippines.

Aisa Mijeno is a Filipino engineer and a faculty member of Engineering at De La Salle University-Lipa. She is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt). She used to be a member of Greenpeace Philippines and has traveled many places to promote environmental campaigns. During her trip to the mountains of Kalinga, she lived with the natives of the Butbut tribe…Read More »

POC.net, Blog Watch, and #juanvote kick off 2016 election coverage

Friday, 25 September 2015 | Written by

Eights months before the Philippines elects its 16th president, an active group of netizens are gearing up for a comprehensive coverage of another important chapter in the nation’s history. Blog Watch—a citizen’s election project that makes use of social networks and multimedia platforms and The Philippine Online Chronicles (www.thepoc.net), a pioneering online media network and news curator; announced today the…Read More »

Smart’s mobile data revenues up by P5.7B

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Written by

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) posted an unprecedented 69.2% increase in mobile data revenues for the first nine months of 2014 versus the same period last year as more of its subscribers are using web-enabled smartphones to access the mobile internet. Smart attributes this growth to the rising use of smartphones. Smart’s mobile Internet revenues jumped to P5.73 billion for the…Read More »

No ban on media coverage of Ampatuan trial

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 | Written by

Police officials have denied they banned media from covering the court proceedings of the infamous Ampatuan massacre. “We have nothing to do with such barring. By virtue of our function as PIO (public information officer) chief, we only disseminate information. We are not in charge of security,” Philippine National Police public information office chief Wilben Mayor told the Philippine Daily…Read More »

Gov’t revives SIM card registration proposal

Monday, 6 October 2014 | Written by

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has supported several measures proposing the registration of prepaid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards but expressed reservations on a proposed House Bill mandating the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and requiring telcos to equip all phones issued to postpaid users with “kill-switch” software to enhance security and privacy of mobile phone users. In a letter addressed…Read More »

Lawmaker blasts ‘anti-selfie’ bill

Friday, 29 August 2014 | Written by

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate criticized House Bill 4807 or the Protection against Personal Intrusion Act, also known as the ‘Anti-Selfie Bill,’ saying that it would affect not just the media but everyone with a cellular phone camera. “At first glance, the terms used in these provisions may seem harmless and well meaning. Yet, a deeper look at how…Read More »

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