Category Archives: Science & Technology

Another petition filed vs. K to 12 basic education program

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Written by

Another petition against the K+12 was filed before the Supreme Court today, June 23. “The Philippine legislature gravely abused its discretion in enacting a law which unfairly and unreasonably required herein petitioner students (and the Class they represent) to attend two additional years of senior high school as a precondition to entry to college, violative of their rights to substantive…Read More »

WikiPinoy Awardee Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, Vibal Publishing House, Quezon City(Photo: EddCastro)

Project NOAH Executive Director and UP Prof. Mahar Lagmay received award.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Written by
WikiPinoy Awardee Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, Vibal Publishing House, Quezon City(Photo: EddCastro)

Project NOAH Executive Director and University Of the Philippines professor Mahar Lagmay received recognition from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his work in disaster risk reduction and mitigation in the Philippines. Lagmay was conferred the prestigious 2015 Plinius Medal for “outstanding interdisciplinary natural-hazard research and natural-disaster engagement… particularly with respect to volcanic hazards, earthquakes, typhoons, landslides and floods.” “His…Read More »

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Papal visit breaks Twitter records in PH

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Written by
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#WeLovePopeFrancis Pope Francis broke Twitter records in the Philippines, showing the Roman Catholic Pontiff’s immense popularity in the country and how Filipinos have turned to social media to openly express their love and appreciation for him.   Based on a report that Twitter shared through Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), one of the social media company’s telecom partners in the Philippines, there were…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 »

Tech round-up: 5 million Gmail usernames, passwords leaked online; Apple joins smartwatch category

Saturday, 13 September 2014 | Written by

Almost five million Google Gmail addresses and passwords from various websites were leaked online this week. The so-called ‘credentials dumping’ is believed to have been the result of years of phishing efforts and not a security breach on Gmail. The database was posted as a text file to the Russian online forum Bitcoin Security. Google posted on its online security…Read More »

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