Viral story of a milk tea shop and a street vendor sparks kindness from netizens

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 4, 2019   •   1381

A man named Teban was silently looking at the menu of a milk tea shop in Dasmariñas, Cavite.

He is a peddler of goods like brooms, dust pans, and basins. He put his cart aside to check the different flavors of milk tea available at the store.

All it took was another man to notice.

This man offered to buy him one. “Pili ka ng pinakamahal [Tatay] para talagang masarap. Promise, sagot ko na ‘Tay, itago mo na iyang P100 mo, (Choose the most expensive one to be sure that it is really delicious. It’s my treat, keep your P100),” he said.

Tatay Teban chose the Dark Choco flavor. He took a sip. The owner managed to capture the moment and his post went viral.

Tatay Teban offered one of his goods in exchange. “Pili ka sa paninda ko iho. Gusto mo walis palanggana, hanger? Libre ko din (Choose anything from my goods. You want a broom, basin, hanger? My treat as well),” he said.

The post immediately went viral and some netizens were able to recognize Tatay Teban.

People began buying from tatay Teban and he was able to earn a lot. The milk tea shop encourages the use of social media in spreading positivity.—AAC

Authorities arrest student who posted fake abduction on social media

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 4, 2019

The Cebu Provincial Police has reported that they arrested 21-year-old student on Tuesday (December 3) for posting fake abductions by men in a white van on his social media.

Cebu provincial police director Colonel Roderick Mariano, on Wednesday (December 4), identified the fake news culprit as Brigs Granada Alvaro.

Mariano reported, Alvaro was arrested in their home in Sitio Taboc, Barangay Lo-oc, Danao City and was brought to the police station for investigation. He also said that the culprit has caused alarm to the public by posting fake news.

Danao City Police Chief Lieutenant Colonel Maribel Getigan said they are preparing the criminal case to be filed against Alvaro.

“We are preparing a criminal case for violation of the Revised Penal Code, particularly Alarm and Scandal in relation to (Cyber Crime Law), Section 6, Republic Act 10175,” Getigan said in a statement.

She also added that Alvaro was immediately turned over to the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) for psychological examination.

“He is up for psychological assessment whether or not he is on his normal state of mind,” she said.

Getigan also said that the minor admitted to posting the falsified news.

“Alvar voluntarily offered a statement that the post was a mere false story and his intention is to give warning only to those young adults who are always roaming around the city during night time,” she said.—AAC

Go Timor-Leste! Pinoy netizens cheer as the country vies for their first medal

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 3, 2019

The Timor-Leste delegation enters the stage during the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremony at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines 30 November 2019.

We truly win as one.

There really is no limit to Filipinos’ love and support. Not only are they showing their heartwarming support to our local athletes in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, they also cheer for other countries.

In the recent medal tally as of December 3, 12:00 p.m., netizens cheered as the Philippines remains on top with a total of 78 medals (41 gold, 23 silver, 14 bronze).

Meanwhile, they also noticed Timor-Leste’s standing—the country has yet to win their first medal.

To show their support, netizens began cheering for Timor-Leste.

The SEA Games has not only proved the talents and skills of all Southeast Asian nations, it also showed the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie between the nations.—AAC

Facebook, Twitter say user data was exposed to app developers

Robie de Guzman   •   November 26, 2019

San Francisco, USA – Facebook and Twitter announced Monday that an app store bug allowed hundreds of users’ personal data to be accessed by third-party developers of some applications downloaded from the Google Play store.

While the companies did not directly expose user information, they said a bug in a development software managed by One Audience allowed the breach. It gave outside developers access to users’ personal information including email addresses, usernames and shared content.

“While we have no evidence to suggest that this was used to take control of a Twitter account, it is possible that a person could do so,” Twitter wrote on a blog post about the matter.

Facebook and Twitter reported the finding in their statements, saying they were aware hundreds of people were affected and that they planned to notify those concerned that their data may have been accessed without their explicit consent.

Personal data may have been accessed after users used their Facebook or Twitter account to sign up for applications created by One Audience downloaded from the Google Play store.

Although both social media companies avoided mentioning specific applications, US media pointed out that at least two could be photo editing programs Giant Square and Photofy.

“After investigating, we removed the apps from our platform for violating our platform policies and issued cease and desist letters against One Audience and Mobiburn,” Facebook wrote Monday in a statement. EFE-EPA

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