Bulacan International Airport Starts Construction This Year

January 24, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Bulacan International Airport Starts Construction This Year | Filed in Business, Government, Public Service, Travel

The highly-anticipated New Manila International Airport in Bulacan is now one phase ahead from realization as San Miguel Corporation (SMC) President Ramon Ang announced that the project will break ground this year.

Last December 24, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) authorized the negotiation results of the project’s Concession Agreement (CA) between the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and San Miguel Holding Corporation (SMHC). Readmore

Valve: TNC to compete in Chongqing Major with stand-in for Kuku

December 4, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on Valve: TNC to compete in Chongqing Major with stand-in for Kuku | Filed in Games, Internet

TNC Predator released a statement through their official Twitter account clarifying that neither Carlo “Kuku” Palad nor the TNC is banned from the Chongqing Major.

It has been clarified that Kuku may attend the event but the Chongqing Major organizers can’t guarantee that he can enter the country. The city government will also possibly cancel the tournament should he attend. Add to that, they can’t guarantee his safety should he chose to attend the event in China. Readmore

DFA launches ePayment Portal for passport applications

June 21, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on DFA launches ePayment Portal for passport applications | Filed in Government, Reviews, Technology, Travel

The Department of Foreign Affairs launched its passport ePayment Portal. This is to increase the agency’s capacity to receive and process passport applications. It is also cited that the ePayments initiatives can greatly decrease the number of no-shows for passport processing.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Cayetano shared that this new payment system can bring convenience since passport applicants can pay the fees anywhere. It is also expected to maximize the capacity of every consular office. Readmore

Facebook will be rolling in new Dating-service Features

June 19, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on Facebook will be rolling in new Dating-service Features | Filed in Business, Featured, Internet, Social Network, Technology

Facebook will be competing against dating apps to help users find long-term relationships. Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that Facebook will be rolling in new dating-service features.

Though the design is expected to compete with dating apps such as Tinder and Hinge, Zuckerberg emphasizes that Facebook’s features will be different since it aims for people to develop a more meaning relationship rather than just hookups. Furthermore, though it is unclear on how developers will control the new features he had assured the users that safety and privacy have been prototype since the beginning. Readmore

100K Slots for DFA Passport Appointment are Open!

June 15, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on 100K Slots for DFA Passport Appointment are Open! | Filed in Government, Internet, Public Service

Early of 2017, slots for passport appointment are closing one by one much to the frustration of many applicants. This did not change by the start of 2018 where an increase of over 100k slots was added but still, this addition did not cater every past applicant and even the new ones.

Due to the increasing backlog, many Filipino are cursing the incompetence of the Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA in opening more slots to cater all those who wants to apply or renew their passport. The passport appointment system was controversial in January of 2018 due to the slots being fully booked until March of the same year causing many workers and travelers so much inconvenience. Readmore

Facebook dislike button now on trial

May 2, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on Facebook dislike button now on trial | Filed in Business, Internet, SmartPhones, Social Network, Technology

Facebook rolls out Reddit-style downvote button to its users in New Zealand and Australia. This new tool lets the users to give their feedback about comments and tells Facebook whether the comments are disrespectful or has bad intentions.

The downvotes are far from the upside-down thumb which Facebook used to have to indicate dislike. An information box pops out to explain why there are new arrows below the comments. Readmore

Google URL Shortener also known as goo.gl, is shutting down

April 12, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on Google URL Shortener also known as goo.gl, is shutting down | Filed in Blogging, Business, Google, Internet, Technology

The popular URL shortening service, Google URL Shortener also known as goo.gl, is shutting down. Firebase Software Engineer Michael Hermanto announced the closure of one of the most useful tools on the internet which allows users to easily share links, measure traffic online, and shorten URLs. Starting April 13th, new and anonymous users would not be able to create links through the console, but existing users can use the server for at least another year. After which, Google will discontinue the service completely. Readmore