Senate Bill ‘No garage, no car’ to help solve traffic

August 9, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Senate Bill ‘No garage, no car’ to help solve traffic | Filed in Government, Internet, Public Service, Travel

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) asked the Congress to come up with a law that will prohibit the sale of vehicles to those who are unable to prove that they have any parking space.

DILG Secretary, Jonathan Malaya said to ANC’s Headstart that aside from illegal vendors, illegally parked vehicles also contribute to traffic. Readmore

DFA announces Postal ID now accepted for passport applications starting August

August 2, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on DFA announces Postal ID now accepted for passport applications starting August | Filed in Government, Public Service

DFA or the Department of Foreign Affairs has announced that starting 1st of August that they will consider postal IDs which are issued by PHLpost as a valid recognized ID when you apply for a passport.

This was announced on Tuesday, July 23, by the FDA and the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLpost) after the two agencies signed a memorandum of agreement. This agreement would provide the DFA an access to the Postal ID Verification System or POVS, which is a software application that facilitates the easy verification of the PhlPost ID. Readmore

Facebook to Launch ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency in next year

June 23, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Facebook to Launch ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency in next year | Filed in Business, Social Network, Technology

Mark Zuckerberg is planning to launch a cryptocurrency in 2020 hoping to change the global economy. Facebook is currently developing Libra currency with the help of various international organizations. This includes credit card companies, venture capital firms, and other tech giants.

Once launched, Libra will be integrated inside of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Eventually, Zuckerberg hopes to make Libra accepted as a form of payment. This will lead the financial services to be built on top of its blockchain network. Readmore

US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts

June 4, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts | Filed in Government, Internet, Social Network, Technology, Travel

United States Visa Applicants will now be required to submit any information about their social media accounts. These social media accounts should have been used for the past five years prior to the VISA application.

This used to be a requirement only when US officials deemed it necessary to further scrutinize an applicant’s personal details. However, Associated Press (AP) reported that the social media data is now needed both for immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms. This additional required info was first suggested on March 2018 to incorporate it with against the watch lists generated by the US government. Readmore

Google bans Huawei effective immediately

May 27, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Google bans Huawei effective immediately | Filed in Business, Featured, Google, Internet, SmartPhones, Technology
Huawei may no longer have access to Android updates and device certifications. This has been apparent after an executive order and the U.S. Commerce Department blacklist has been set in motion.

Huawei, including other companies, is now facing difficulties to pursue business with U.S. entities. Google has to comply with the new trade blacklist which includes Huawei and 68 of its subsidiaries. The said bar was enacted since last week after the Chinese tech giant was place on the Entity List. This bars the company from purchasing equipment from U.S. companies unless it gets approval from the government. However, Commerce Department is unlikely to give the permission as of the moment. Readmore

SSS new contribution rate starting April 2019

March 19, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on SSS new contribution rate starting April 2019 | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service

The increase in the Social Security System (SSS) contribution rate and the pension fund for workers in the private sector will be implemented by April this year. The said increase is 12% from the recent 1 percentage point.

Concurrently, the minimum and maximum monthly salary credit (MSC) will rise up to P2,000 and P20,000, respectively. The MSC is where the 12 percent contribution rate will depend. Readmore

You can now Undo Messages sent in Facebook Messenger

February 8, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on You can now Undo Messages sent in Facebook Messenger | Filed in Internet, Social Network, Technology, Tutorials

Facebook is launching the ability to remove the sent messages of Messenger users all over the globe. This app ability was first announced in 2018 but was only made available in certain countries. As of February 5, people can now delete a message on their own view or at the receiver’s end.

However, this option is only available within 10 minutes from the time the message was sent. After that, you will not be able to delete the message. Readmore