SECURE DISK (SD) & MICRO SD CARDS:
THE COMMISSION ON Elections should let the first voter casting his personal ballot to inspect if the Secure Disk (SD) card and/or the Micro SD Card they are empty of any contents before his ballot is feed into the Voting Counting Machine (VCM) to dispel any suspicion of fraud. (JGL Photo by MANNY SAMBRANO)
THE VOTING COUNTING Machine (VCM) is being activated by placing a key at right to turn on the machine. (JGL Photo by Manny Zambrano)
EMMANUEL MILANTE, Special Board of Elections Inspector (1) member, feeds a ballot into the Voting Counting Machine (VCM) as SBEI (1) poll clerk Ceasar Balarbar looks on while journalist Joseph G. Lariosa trains his video camera on the process. (JGL Photo by MANNY ZAMBRANO)
BEFORE WE START:
DEPUTY CONSUL General Romulo Victor M. Israel, Jr., Special Board of Election Chair, is about to place a key on the Voting Counting Machine (VCM) to activate it as Consul Mel Lalunio, Jr., (from right), SBEI Chair, Fritz John de Jesus, SBEI (2) member, and Ceasar Balarbar, SBEI (1) poll clerk, look on. (JGLPhoto by MANNY ZAMBRANO)
CHECKING A BALLOT:
CONSUL MELCHOR P. Lalunio, Jr., Special Board of Election Chair, signs a ballot after unsealing it from a mail envelop before it is batch-fed into the Voting Counting Machine (VCM). (JGLPhoto by Manny Zambrano)
LATE ON ARRIVAL:
THIS BALLOT envelope being held by Arnel Santiago of the Philippine Consulate arrived in the Philippine Consulate after the close of the submission of the ballots at 5 a.m. Monday, May 13. The ballot will no longer be counted. (JGLPhoto by MANNY ZAMBRANO)
THE MAHARLIKA HALL of the Philippine Consulate General had become virtually off-limits to the public during the past month as it has been a beehive of election-related activities and the storage area of sensitive equipment, including four Voting Counter Machines, until the election day when the media accredited by the Commission on Elections, including this reporter and Manny Zambrano of Philippine Weekly, were allowed to document the elections activities throughout the day on Monday, May 13. (JGL Photo by MANNY ZAMBRANO)
ELECTION RETURN GENERATION:
DEPUTY CONSUL General Romulo Victor M. Israel, Jr., Special Board of Election Chair, takes a look at the election return of the ballot coughed up by the Voting Counting Machine after the latter was batch-fed the into the VCM as Consul Lalunio, Jr., (counterclockwise), Fritz John de Jesus, Ceasar Balarbar and Emmanuel Milante look on. (JGL Photo by Manny Zambrano)
READING TALLY SHEET:
CONSUL MEL P. Lalunio, Jr., Special Board of Election Chair, reads the names of the candidates and their corresponding votes for senators and party-list parties from the first ballot receipt generated by the Voting Counting Machine (VCM) inside the Maharlika Hall of the Philippine Consulate in Chicago, Illinois on Monday (April 13) morning. (JGL Photo by Manny Zambrano)
ATTY. ALVAR E. ROSALES, Administrative Officer and poll clerk of the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago, Illinois, affixes his signature at a voter’s tally sheet coughed up by the Voting Counting Machine (VCM) as do Deputy Consul General Romulo Victor M. Israel, Jr. and Cesar Balarbar behind him. (JGL Photo by MANNY ZAMBRANO)
CHECKING VOTERS LISTS:
CONSULAR Staff (from left, clockwise) Jacqueline Cuevas, Jose Erandio, Sheridan Sabeniano and Noly C. Dulay check and validate the names and signatures of the voters who returned their ballots Monday (May 13) during the counting of votes in the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago, Illinois. (JGL Photo by MANNY ZAMBRANO)
AFTER A HARD DAY'S NIGHT:
OFFICERS and staff led by Consul General Gina A. Jamoralin (eighth from right) pose for a souvenir near the end of the counting of votes during the mid-term elections Monday (May 13) night in the Philippine Consulate in Chicago, Illinois. Others in photo from left are Cornelio “Arnel” Santiago, Wenilyn Capote, Leila Imperial, Emmanuel Milante, Radegunda Dela Cruz, Fritz John de Jesus, Consul Melchor Lalunio, Jr., Deputy Consul General Romulo Victor M. Israel, Jr., Noly C. Dulay, Atty. Alvar Rosales, Caesar Balarbar, Ragan Maning, Sheridan Sabeniano and and Consul Ryan Gener. Not in photo are Jerwyn Mamalateo, Jaqueline Cuevas and Jose Erandio. (JGL Photo by MANNY ZAMBRANO)
Copyright © 2019 By JOSEPH G LARIOSA
CHICAGO (JGL) — Taking advantage of a long Easter weekend which is also a bank holiday, a hacker contrived a plan to obtain a PHP 20,000 (US$377) loan from a niece of my wife in Metro Manila on Easter Sunday.
This was the third time that my Facebook account was hacked.
The m.o. (modus operandi) of the hacker pretending as this reporter to my niece goes this way:
Hacker: “(I’m going to make) payment sa (to my) broker ko. But can’t do anything here (in the
U.S.) right now. Everything is closed na kasi dito. (here)
“Ok lng ba na ikaw muna ang magbabayad sa broker ko. (Is it fine with you if you can
in the meantime pay my broker?). Then i will pay u back tomorrow agad (at once)
with interest (without mentioning the rate).
My niece: Saan po babayaran tsaka magkano po? (Where is it going to be paid and how
Hacker: U can send my payment thru western union or Cebuana.
I need only 20k
My niece: Ano pong account details?
Hacker: Don’t worry ill pay u back bukas (tomorrow) ng umaga (morning) with interest.
Bigay ko sayo details ng broker ko (I’ll give you details of my broker)
XX Bagong Tubig St., Tagaytay City
The vulnerability of a Facebook account reared its ugly head again.
A hacker of my Facebook account has harvested the contact information from the wall of my Facebook account this Easter Sunday and reached out to my relative in Cavite City, asking for a loan of PHP 20,000 (US$377.00).
The hacker obtained the phone numbers and email addresses on the FB account of my FB friends associated with my FB friends' accounts.
I told my relative to ask for the contact information of the hacker, who turned out to be residing in Tagaytay City in the Philippines.
Please see the redacted private messages attached that I asked my relative to forward to the nearest police station, which can deal with the hacker.
So, if anybody from my FB friends will get private messages purportedly from me asking for a phone number, email address, loan, etc., it’s not from me. But you may talk to the hacker on video camera so you can identify the hacker and provide the information to the nearest police in your area.
The next course of action for those contacted by the hacker is to replace the phone number and the email address associated with their FB accounts so the hacker cannot use your FB account anymore.
You may also change the password of your FB account and your email account with a two-factor authentication so the hacker will not be able to access your account anymore.
Although some of my FB friends told me that they were able to give away their phone numbers and email addresses, the first thing that you do is to post in your Timelines that if someone contacts them, it's not you but the hacker. They should warn their FB friends not to provide any personal information to the hacker.
I hope nobody else was able to give away any more of their personal information and most of all anything of value, so nothing will be spoiling their Easter Sunday celebration.
If you happen to have PM (private message) exchanges with the hacker, please don't hesitate to forward them to the police and to myself if you want me to post them online.
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It was founded by Jack Dorsey, Noal Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams in March 2006 and launched it in July of that year. By 2012, it had 100 million users and had been tweeted by 340-million users everyday.
By 2013, it was one of the ten most visited websites becoming the “SMS of the Internet.” By 2016, there have been 319-M active users every month.
It has its headquarters in San Francisco, California and 25 offices worldwide.
Twitter has now become a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. (PM)
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