ABS-CBN President Issues Apology

ABS-CBN apologized to President Duterte for failing to air his political ads in the 2016 elections, but it was unclear whether the Chief Executive would accept what the Palace said was a long overdue apology. ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak issued the apology at a Senate committee hearing after Senator Christopher “Bong” Go demanded an explanation on …

Australia Reopens Door After Corona Virus Ban

The Australian government said it will allow the return of some Chinese high school students who were blocked from entering the country due to COVID-19. Thousands of Chinese students were prevented from heading to Australia after the summer break for the start of school when a travel ban was imposed for people travelling from China. Australian officials said the targeted …

LA Honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with Public Memorial

Kobe Bryant’s wife offered a poignant portrait of the NBA superstar, who she called “the most amazing husband,” and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna Monday at a packed memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles last month. Speaking at times through tears, Vanessa Bryant shared how she could not fathom …

Google Play Store Malware Subscribes User to Services Without Their Consent

A popular smartphone virus known as the Joker family or “Bread” that subscribes Android users to premium services without their consent keeps appearing in the Google Play app store. First, Joker identifies victims’ locations and phone numbers. Then, it identifies premium services available near the users’ locations. Next, the malware subscribes to a service using victims’ phone numbers. When the …

Disney’s new Star Wars Hotel Open for Reservations Soon

Disney announced that reservations will open later this year for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a two-day, two-night, all-immersive vacation simulating life in the “Star Wars” universe. “You’re going to live onboard a star cruiser…and you can get wrapped up in the larger Star Wars story,” said Ann Morrow Johnson, executive producer for Walt Disney Imagineering. Fans will begin their assent …

Amazon Threatens to Remove Sellers Claiming to Treat Corona Virus

Amazon is removing listings from its online marketplace that claim to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The company notified third-party merchants this week that it was taking down listings claiming to be a treatment, cure or remedy for COVID-19. It comes as the coronavirus outbreak has continued to worsen, spreading to more than two dozen countries, infecting more …

DFA: Delay Korea Trips

The Department of Foreign Affairs is discouraging “nonessential travel” to South Korea, which is battling an outbreak of the new coronavirus that is spreading from China. South Korea reported 161 new cases on Monday, bringing the total to 763 cases. It recorded two more deaths, raising the toll to seven. Assistant Health Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the Inter-Agency Task …

Youtuber PewDiePie is Back After One-Month Break

YouTube star PewDiePie, whose channel has 103 million subscribers, is back after a one-month vacation, which broke his 10-year streak of uploading content daily on the video streaming platform. The Swedish personality’s latest video has taken the internet by storm, already gaining over 13 million views since its posting on February 21. It’s currently listed in YouTube’s trending content. In …

More Experience Preferred

The coronavirus is bringing structural changes to China’s labor market, with experienced hires becoming more desirable, according to online job site Boss Zhipin. Since corporations want to resume business operations as soon as possible, they prefer to hire more experienced workers as opposed to fresh graduates. Many corporations have postponed their campus recruitment campaigns and doubled down on recruiting highly-skilled …