Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAlexandra Stevenson Oct. 9, 2018 MANILA — The fictional news stories pop up on Facebook faster than Paterno Esmaquel II and his co-workers can stamp them out. Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, debated a Catholic bishop over using violence to stop illegal drugs — and won. Pope Francis called Mr. Duterte “a blessing.” Prince Harry and his new wife, Meghan Markle, praised him, too. False news like those examples is so established and severe in the Philippines that one Facebook executive calls it “patient zero” in the global misinformation epidemic. To fight back in this country, the Silicon Valley social media giant has turned to Mr. Esmaquel and others who work for Rappler, an online news start-up with experience tackling fake stories … [Read more...] about Soldiers in Facebook’s War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun
JAKARTA—Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson will have the honor of carrying the Philippine flag when the 2018 Asian Games officially opens on Saturday night at Gelora Bung Karno stadium. Clarkson arrived in this city on Thursday and has since taken part in two practices with the Philippine national basketball team, proving to be a quick learner of Yeng Guiao’s system. That he will be the country’s flag-bearer -- apart from representing the Philippines in basketball -- makes the Asian Games experience all the more special for the 26-year-old Clarkson. Welcome to the ‘Jordan show’ WATCH: Jordan Clarkson shares thoughts on wearing a barong “It's something I'm excited for again, just the whole experience, being able to represent the country, hold the flag. It's just exciting,” Clarkson told ABS-CBN News after Friday afternoon’s practice. Clarkson will be trying out six new barong Tagalogs, according to chef-de-mission Richard Gomez. … [Read more...] about Asian Games: Flag-bearer Clarkson no stranger to wearing barong Tagalog
Paano iniibsan ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST) ang kakulangan ng siyentipiko at inhinyero na nakabase sa Pilipinas? Ito ang usaping tinalakay nitong Miyerkoles sa programang "Usapang de Campanilla" ng DZMM. "Ang DOST ang government agency that provides central direction when it comes to science and technology affairs in the country," ani DOST Undersecretary Brenda Nazareth-Manzano. Aniya, kabilang umano sa obligasyon ng DOST ang pagpaparami ng mga siyentipiko at inhinyero na nais magtrabaho sa Pilipinas. DOST, hinihikayat ang Pinoy scientists na bumalik ng bansa Dagdag ni Manzano, kabilang sa mga paraang ginagawa umano ng DOST upang matugunan ito ay ang pagbibigay ng mga scholarship para sa mga estudyanteng nais matuto sa larangan ng agham at teknolohiya. Aniya, bukod sa libreng matrikula ay mayroon pa umanong dagdag na allowance para sa mga estudyante ng Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS). Ang PSHSS ay mayroong campus sa lahat ng rehiyon ng bansa. "To help … [Read more...] about ALAMIN: Kakulangan ng scientists sa bansa, paano tinutugunan ng DOST?
MANILA - Celeste Cortesi, the newly crowned Miss Earth Philippines, is grateful that her Filipina mother pushed her to pursue her dreams of becoming a beauty queen. Speaking to ABS-CBN News after the coronation night at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, Cortesi said the credit goes to her mom who helped her in this journey every step of the way. “My mom pushed me to participate in this pageant. My motivation is because my dream was to be here in the Philippines and to work here in the Philippines. I chose this pageant because it’s not only [about one’s] beauty,” she said. However, it wasn’t an easy ride to victory for the the 20-year-old beauty who was born and raised in Rome. “It’s my first time here in the Philippines and I went here without knowing the language,” she said. “It was really hard to be here. And English is also not comfortable for me.” Pinay from Italy crowned Miss Earth PH 2018 Nonetheless, Cortesi is … [Read more...] about New Miss Earth PH talks about biggest challenge in joining pageant
This Saturday’s “Taste of Art” will spotlight Filipino-American artists, Filipino-inspired dishes, and music.But the event at the Philippine Cultural Center in Virginia Beach is more than an art and food show.For organizers, it is a delectable way to introduce others to the area’s large Filipino community.It is also a reminder to the younger Filipino generation that they are needed to keep their community’s rich traditions alive. First-generation immigrants spent years raising money to build the center on Baxter Road, which opened in 2000.“Now that they are getting older, our generation wants to step up and promote our Filipino culture and maintain it in the Hampton Roads area,” said Alan Fontanares, event chairman. The last one was held in 2014.The theme of “Taste of Art” is kultura ng kulay, which means “culture of color” in Tagalog, a Filipino dialect.The evening will feature Chef Kevin Ordonez of Alkaline in … [Read more...] about Get your fill of Filipino-inspired foods and admire work by Filipino-American artists at “Taste of Art” Saturday