Catholic Social Media Summit to hold in Laguna
The fourth Catholic Social Media Summit will be held on October 10 to October 11 at the Santa Rosa City in Laguna. The said two-day conference will give various talks on social media such as mobile, crowdsourcing, gaming, online marketing and content management that will people to evangelize. Sean Patrick Lovett, Director of Vatican Radio’s English Language Section is set to be the keynote speaker of the event. The other speakers that will share their expertise are from Google Philippines, Rappler, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and many more. Meanwhile, the first Catholic Social Media Awards will recognize Maine Mendoza a.k.a “Yaya Dub” and Wally Bayola a.k.a “Lola Nidora” on the second day of the conference for upholding Filipino values in their Kalye Serye series in the noontime show, Eat Bulaga.
COMELEC to extend voters’ registration hours
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is planning to extend voters’ registration hours and to provide more fingerprint scanners in areas where few biometrics data are recorded, particularly in COMELEC offices. COMELEC Chair Andres Bautista said in a forum that the election management body will do their job to get the 3.1 million voters to register their biometrics data. Areas with low registered biometrics include Region IV, National Capital Region (NCR) and Central Luzon. Meanwhile, COMELEC will temporarily suspend voters’ registration on October 12 to 16 to give way in filling certificates of candidacy.
DOE ensures fund from APEC
The Department of Energy (DOE) has secured fund from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) for the development of power situation in remote areas in the country. According to DOE Undersecretary Loreta Ayson, the APEC Energy Working Group will provide $100,070 which will be used in putting up infrastructures that will supply electricity to areas that are unreachable of stable electrical power. Ayson also added that the project aims to draft a handbook that contains guidelines on energy resiliency for those rural areas to be ready in times of calamities. As of now, DOE is still waiting for the APEC’s formal release of fund before they could officially start the project which is expected to be completed in June 20-16, just before the new president takes over.
Globe TeleHealth Inc launches telephone health care
Globe Telecom has launched KonsultaMD for modern health care services. The technology consists of a 24/7 hotline which answers health inquiries regarding pregnancy, toddler care, and certain ailments’ signs and symptoms. According to Maridol Ylanan, Globe TeleHealth Incorporation Chief Executive Officer, the company pulled together a team of licensed doctors who are available to give prescriptions over the phone. This service is available to Globe and TM subscribers only for Php 150; usable for four patients. Currently, KonsultaMD has 5, 000 active subscribers.
DLSU stuns UP on UAAP first elimination round
The De La Salle University bags 15 points from the Ateneo de Manila University with the score of 80-76 on the first elimination round of UAAP Season ’78 Men’s basketball tournament last night at the Mall of Asia Arena. For the quarters of the game, the scores were 13-25, 36-46, 61-61, 80-76.