People overseas are texting their ‘number neighbor’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 7, 2019   •   512

Another trend has been storming Twitter.

Netizens overseas are messaging their “number neighbor”.

A number neighbor is an individual whose phone number is identical to your number except for the last digit.

Some were able to get free life advice from their number neighbor.

Some number neighbors have become friends.

Others, however, are not so friendly…

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One texted a neighbor two years before it became a trend.

China cries foul over Facebook, Twitter block of fake accounts

Robie de Guzman   •   August 20, 2019

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang

China cried foul on Tuesday (August 20) saying it had a right to put out its own views, after Twitter and Facebook said they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, declined direct comment on the Twitter and Facebook moves, but defended the right of Chinese people and media to make their voices heard over the Hong Kong protests.

Overseas Chinese and students “of course have the right to express their point of view,” he told a daily news briefing.

“What is happening in Hong Kong, and what the truth is, people will naturally have their own judgement. Why is it that China’s official media’s presentation is surely negative or wrong?”

Twitter said on Monday (August 19) it suspended 936 accounts and the operations appeared to be a coordinated state-backed effort originating in China.

Facebook Inc said it had removed accounts and pages from a small network after a tip from Twitter. It said that its investigation found links to individuals associated with the Chinese government.

Twitter and Facebook have also come under fire from users over showing ads from state-controlled media that criticised the Hong Kong protesters.

In response, Twitter said it would no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news media. (Reuters)

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Netizens offer suggestions to improve traffic flow in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2019

After the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted the dry run of provincial bus ban on EDSA, several netizens has thrown in their suggestions on how to solve severe traffic.

Facebook page Waterdiet suggests giving more space to public utility vehicles (PUV).

Another netizen, Louwie Gan suggested banning private cars during rush hours instead of banning provincial buses.

Meanwhile, EDSA traffic chief Bong Nebrija said they are open to suggestions for solving severe traffic in Metro Manila.

“We need to conceptualize this based on our setting proposed this to the policy makers get it approved and get it funded then we implement it,” he said.—AAC (with reports from Mon Jocson)

5 struggles Pinoy commuters face during rainy season

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Filipinos wade in a flooded street during a downpour in Quezon City, Philippines. (Ritchie Tongo/PVI)

After months of dry spell, rain has finally come. There is something about the dark skies, the sound of the pattering rain on rooftops that make everyone want to just stay home.

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Students hope for class suspensions, but for the working class, no matter how heavy the downpour is, work is work. Whether you are a student or an employee, there is additional struggle in commuting while it is raining.

Kahit saan baha

Aside from heavier traffic, flood is among the top struggles of commuters. Shoes get ruined and areas get more accident-prone.

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Kung relasyon nga nasisira, payong pa kaya?

It’s when you thought you’re ready for the downpour, then your umbrella suddenly gives up on you.

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Surprise!—random vehicle

While waiting for a ride which is already scarce due to the rain, a car suddenly decides to drive through the puddle in front of you.

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Iyong patagilid iyong buhos ng ulan

When finding ways to stay dry is futile. May payong ka nga, basa ka pa rin.

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5 hours sa EDSA, 2 hours sa pila

The travel home after work is the worst when it rains. You can’t escape the traffic, you can’t escape the long UV-express line. Trying to book a Grab or even Angkas is like trying to win a lottery.

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But despite the struggles, we push through—for our family waiting at home or for our pets, even. Ulan lang iyan.

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What’s your rainy season struggle?—AAC

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