Editorial: Facebook outage

Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiary platforms WhatsApp and Instagram suffered a global outage on early morning Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 in the Philippines (midday Monday in the US), affecting billions of users worldwide. The outage was described by the Guardian, a British daily newspaper, as one of Facebook’s worst outages in its history. […]

Former procurement office head says contract on pandemic supplies aboveboard 

A FORMER head of the Budget department’s Procurement Service, who is now with the Office of the Ombudsman, said the purchase of pandemic supplies such as face shields and face masks last year that are currently under scrutiny by Congress were above board.    Overall Deputy Ombudsman Warren H. Liong, a former director of the Procurement Service of the […]

Casimero vs Rigondeaux fight officially back

WORLD Boxing Organization bantamweight king Johnriel Casimero is officially back to fighting his original opponent, two-division world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux on August 14, 2021 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, USA announced Premier Boxing Champions. Rigondeaux was Casimero’s original opponent before he stepped down to give way to an all-Filipino world title […]

US President Biden mourns death of Philippine leader who brought China to court

US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has extended his sympathy over the passing of former Philippine President Benigno S. C. Aquino III, recognizing his efforts in promoting a “rules-based international order.”   Mr. Aquino, the country’s 15th President from 2010 to 2016, was a “valued friend and partner to the United States,” said Mr. Biden, who also served as US vice-president from 2009 […]