Author: PhilNews

BLOATED eyes. Bloated feet. Bloated ambot. Inflammation pa more. Could it be Jollibee? Kaluoy ni Jollibee, na-blame for my current cravings for its chicken sandwich supreme.And that sandwich is always ordered with Chickenjoy and Jolly hotdog, sans the rice and buns, of course. Low-carb pa more. Yum!One meal a day is most doable during busy days when I’m hopping from one place to another for one errand to another. Because of that sked, I wasn’t able to join a dinner with friends on Thursday evening last week. Tsk tsk.For Saturday’s brunch, my food cravings leveled up to some Japanese goodies:…

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Is your mobile phone being spoofed? There are signs, and you have just seconds to spot them. Recents months have seen the rise of spoofing, a scamming method where fraudsters pretend to be your trusted brand and send you SMS geared towards collecting your sensitive information without your knowledge. Spoofing uses a devious device called the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catcher or fake base station, which can be toted around or mounted in vehicles to mess with mobile users within a 2-kilometer radius. The IMSI catcher downgrades your signal to 2G via their faux network, allowing fraudsters to send…

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Globe has partnered with leading life insurer Singlife to make protection virtually free for Filipino families, offering a health insurance plan for just 5 Globe Rewards points.  Globe customers can get Singlife’s comprehensive 3-in-1 Protection Plan by redeeming just 5 Globe Rewards points until April 15, 2024.  This insurance coverage provides up to P250,000 for COVID-19, dengue, and accidental medical costs.  The 3-in-1 plan covers the policyholder plus their immediate family with benefits such as hospital cash allowances, disability payouts, medical reimbursements, and more. This coverage is on top of a policyholder’s PhilHealth and existing HMO coverage. “At Globe, we…

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On April 1st, famously known as April Fool’s Day, the old adage “Don’t believe everything you see online” holds true. However, leading fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is turning the tables on this day of pranks by making a serious announcement: it’s extending its free speed boost offer to existing customers until June 30, 2024. Subscribers of the company’s budget-friendly and limitless bandwidth FiberX and Gamechanger plans can now enjoy up to 200 Mbps of enhanced speed without any increase in their monthly recurring fee. This complimentary speed upgrade applies nationwide wherever Converge services are available and comes…

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Huawei Philippines revolutionizes the wearable tech industry with the launch of the HUAWEI Band 9. This innovative device surpasses its predecessor, the Band 8, by offering groundbreaking health features, exceptional battery life, and a stunning design. A Fusion of Style and Comfort The HUAWEI Band 9 boasts a sleek, slim profile crafted for all-day comfort. The upgraded strap material is lightweight and soft to the touch, while the stunning 1.47-inch AMOLED display with an ultra-narrow bezel offers exceptional viewing clarity. An auto-adjustable watch face brightness sensor ensures optimal visibility in any lighting condition. Pioneering Health Technologies The Band 9 introduces…

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Renowned manga creator Akira Toriyama, best known for his iconic works such as Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump, passed away on March 1st due to acute subdural hematoma. Toriyama, aged 68, had been actively involved in his creative endeavors until his untimely demise.Expressing deep regret, Toriyama’s representatives mentioned that despite his passing, he had several ongoing projects fueled by his boundless enthusiasm. Nevertheless, his extensive body of work, spanning over 45 years, stands as a testament to his creative legacy.In a statement released to the public, it was conveyed that Toriyama’s family held a private funeral service attended by close…

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The country’s leading pawning and remittance company, Palawan Group of Companies, has partnered with TrueMoney, Southeast Asia’s premier provider of innovative payments and financial services. With PalawanPay, the fastest-growing e-wallet, and a user base of over 17 million subscribers, the Palawan Group of Companies is poised to bolster and enhance its network of over 25,000 authorized branches, agents, and money shop outlets in response to the growing number of app users. This collaboration empowers Palawan sukis to conduct hassle-free cash-in transactions into their PalawanPay e-wallets in any of TrueMoney’s 20,000 centers nationwide. Through cashing in, PalawanPay customers can seamlessly access…

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NO, it’s not a typo error. I don’t mean a leave of absence. We just had a two-day mid-week holiday. I don’t think I need another.Have you ever had that feeling of being far away from yourself? You’re there but not there kind of feeling.Veil of absence. I call it that because it hides your absence. It’s that feeling of being physically present, but your mind is somewhere. You’re perfectly conversing, yet your brain is busy thinking of other things.Imagine yourself standing in a room surrounded by people. Conversations flow, and you respond most rationally, but your thoughts dance to…

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Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in “The Fall Guy”Photo Credit: Universal Pictures International Epic. Mysterious. Romantic. Comedic gold. Get excited because “The Fall Guy” has everything. Directed by David Leitch (“Bullet Train,” “Deadpool 2,” “Atomic Blonde,” “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”), the Ryan Gosling-Emily Blunt starrer opens only in cinemas May 1. In “The Fall Guy,” Gosling plays Colt Seavers, who, like everyone in the stunt community, gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for people’s entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has…

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