June 7, 2017

Filipino Journalists Launch Extension Against Fake News

Individuals and organizations continue to take advantage of the World Wide Web and the recent issues happening around the world to create fake and illegitimate news items that mislead people away from the truth. Unfortunately for them, a group of Filipino journalists recently developed a new system that can block these reports from social media news feeds and address the spread of misinformation online.


FakeBlok
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FakeBlok, a project made in collaboration with the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines and the Center of Media Freedom and Responsibility, is a downloadable extension installed on Google Chrome that can block and gray out articles from fake news sites on a Facebook user's news feed. The extension also allows netizens to submit sites that you think include fake news articles for verification whether the site is illegitimate or not. Those who want to get rid of fake news sites from their Facebook news feeds may download FakeBlok for free on the Chrome Web Store here.

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Traveloka May Be The Right Answer to One's #TravelGoals


Traveloka
(Photo Credit: Traveloka)
At times when travelling becomes a trend, Filipinos are starting to seek opportunities that can fulfill their own travel goals and enjoy their dream destinations without spending too much. Luckily for some, they trust Traveloka to make these goals possible.

A popular mobile booking app for domestic and international hotel accommodations and flights that is now available in the Philippines, Traveloka offers low cost flights and high-quality, affordable hotel options through a one-stop, easy-to-use interface. It partners with some of the best hotels and airlines for the best possible prices around, ensuring them of a hassle-free travel experience.

With the Traveloka mobile app, Filipinos will have no problem spending too much on flights and hotel accommodations with multiple payment options that you can prefer while making sure that the prices offered match their budget through Price Alerts. With these features and more, Traveloka may just be the right solution for budget-conscious Filipinos who want to travel and and be consumed by wonderlust.

Visit www.traveloka.com for more details or follow its social media accounts for updates. You may download the Traveloka mobile app for free on Google Play and iOS App Store.

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Makati City Goes Digital with MAKATIZEN App

In celebration of its 347th founding anniversary, the city government of Makati recently launched an app that can bring its services closer to people.

Developed in collaboration with Neo-Converge ICT Solutions Inc. and Voyager Innovations Inc. and initially available on Google Play, the MAKATIZEN app brings important information and civic services to the residents of Makati in a more engaging and convenient way through the use of their mobile devices. It offers features that would surely benefit the city's citizens including up-to-the-minute advisories on the city's programs and upcoming events, information on how and why to invest and start a business in Makati, an in-app marketplace where users can shop items and souvenirs and receive exclusive discounts, and instant point-to-point shuttle service booking which is initially available for government employees.

The best thing about the new service is that young residents of Makati City will not be worried about spending their mobile data-bound cash to use the app because it is accessible for free via Voyager Innovations' Freenet platform. All they need to do is download and install the freenet mobile app on Google Play and use their Smart, Sun Cellular, and Talk n'Text mobile number to get access to not only MAKATIZEN, but also apps and sites available on the site without any data charges.

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