Gulf News Asia: Philippine passport maker ‘runs away’ with data of applicants

Gulf News Asia: Philippine passport maker ‘runs away’ with data of applicants. “If you’re a Filipino applying to renew your Philippine passport, authorities may require you to bring your original birth certificate. The reason: the previous outsourced ‘passport maker’ contracted by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila ‘took away’ all the applicants’ data, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said.”

Neowin: Facebook’s ban hammer hits marketing firm in the Philippines for inauthentic behavior

Neowin: Facebook’s ban hammer hits marketing firm in the Philippines for inauthentic behavior . “Over the past year, Facebook has swung its ban hammer against plenty of organizations across the world for violating its policies. These groups include fake news outlets in Bangladesh, Myanmar’s top military chief, and bogus pages in Brazil. Today, the social media company enforced the same action against a digital marketing company in the Philippines accused of orchestrating inauthentic activities and using fake accounts.”

Politiko: KWF to create digital archive for Philippine languages

Politiko: KWF to create digital archive for Philippine languages. “The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is set to develop a digital archive of Philippine languages. ‘Archiving is among our efforts to help preserve languages nationwide,’ KWF Sangay ng Literatura at Araling Kultural Officer-in-Charge Lourdes Hinampas said on Monday. The agency, tasked to promote Philippine languages, held a seminar-workshop on language archiving in Quezon City.”

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Just Met With Reps From Myanmar, The Philippines, And Sri Lanka To Discuss Its Global Misinformation Problem

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Just Met With Reps From Myanmar, The Philippines, And Sri Lanka To Discuss Its Global Misinformation Problem. “Facebook last week held a two-day meeting with academics, researchers, and civil society organizations from Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere to discuss misinformation and propaganda, three sources told BuzzFeed News.”

BuzzFeed News: How Duterte Used Facebook To Fuel the Philippine Drug War

BuzzFeed News: How Duterte Used Facebook To Fuel the Philippine Drug War. “In August 2016, a handful of crude images began circulating widely throughout Facebook’s Filipino community: a middle-aged man and woman having clumsy sex atop a tacky floral bedspread. The man’s face, obscured by shadows, was impossible to make out. The woman’s was not. She appeared to be Sen. Leila de Lima — a fierce critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody war on drugs. But the woman was not de Lima.”

Philippine News Agency: Aquatic news index now available online

Philippine News Agency: Aquatic news index now available online. “A news index on aquatic and marine related news is now available online with the efforts of the library staff of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD). The Aquatic News Index (ANI), which is being maintained by the SEAFDEC-AQD library, contains aquatic science-related newspaper articles. In an interview Monday, Data Bank Senior Information Assistant Stephen B. Alayon said they will index all publications in newspapers, starting with Business Mirror, Business World, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer and Philippine Star.”

Manila Times: No paper records lost in Land Management Bureau fire, only ‘digitized copies,’ official says

Manila Times: No paper records lost in Land Management Bureau fire, only ‘digitized copies,’ official says. “NO records were lost at the Land Management Bureau (LMB) in downtown Manila, which was razed by fire, along with three other buildings, on Monday, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Tuesday. Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said the records that were housed at the LMB at the Plaza Cervantes Building in Binondo were ‘digitized copies’ that had back-up files and were forwarded to its various offices.”