PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR to the United States Jose Manuel “Babes” G. Romualdez fields questions from various Filipino community groups, including the media, during the open forum after he delivered his remarks during a luncheon meeting with the Filipino community at Tita Mia’s Filipino Restaurant and Cafe at 8520 W. Golf Rd., Niles, Illinois 60714 on Saturday, Nov. 9. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
CONSUL GENERAL GINA A. JAMORALIN, on the rostrum, upper photo, introduces Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel “Babes” G. Romualdez (fourth from left) before delivering his remarks followed by an open forum during a Filipino community luncheon meeting at Tita Mia’s Filipino Restaurant and Cafe at 8520 W. Golf Rd., Niles, Illinois 60714 on Saturday, Nov. 9. To Ambassador Romualdez’ right is Maywood, Illinois Mayor Edwenna Perkins. While to his left is Atty. Wilma Eisma, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chair and Administrator. Lower photo shows the rest of the attendees, including Jerry B. Clarito of The FilAm MegaScene, standing at extreme right. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
PM POPS A QUESTION:
WHY IS PH TOO CHUMMY WITH CHINA?
JERRY B. CLARITO, representing The Fil Am Megascene, poses a question on Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel “Babe” G. Romualdez, “Why do we borrow money from China where interest rates are higher than the market; No. 2, How come we allow the incursions of the Chinese military vessels in the West Philippine Seas, and No. 3, why do we allow over flooding of illegal Chinese laborers in the country?” during a Filipino luncheon community meeting last Saturday (Nov. 9). Nebraska is one of the 16 states under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General of Chicago, Illinois. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR to the United States Jose Manuel “Babes” G. Romualdez poses with Joseph G. Lariosa of philaMessenger.com during a photo op with those who listened to his remarks during a Filipino community luncheon meeting at Tita Mia’s Filipino Restaurant and Cafe at 8520 W. Golf Rd., Niles, Illinois 60714 on Saturday, Nov. 9. (JGL Photo by a Philippine Consulate staff)
MISS NEBRASKA Phoenix Stanford and her mom, Josenina Stanford, behind her, traveled more than a thousand miles to Niles, Illinois to listen to the remarks of Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Manuel “Babe” G. Romualdez during a Filipino luncheon community meeting last Saturday (Nov. 9). Nebraska is one of the 16 states under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General of Chicago, Illinois. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
SELFIE WITH BEAUTY:
MISS NEBRASKA Phoenix Stanford gamely has a selfie op with Joseph G. Lariosa of philamessenger.com during a Filipino community luncheon meeting at Tita Mia’s Filipino Restaurant and Cafe at 8520 W. Golf Rd., Niles, Illinois 60714 on Saturday, Nov. 9. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
FELLOW GOLFERS MEET:
PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR to the United States Jose Manuel “Babes” G. Romualdez (left), a golf enthusiast, meets businessman Jun Delfin, who was among the representatives of a Chicago area Fil Am golfers organization who listened to the remarks of Mr. Romualdez during a Filipino luncheon community meeting last Saturday (Nov. 9). Nebraska is one of the 16 states under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General of Chicago, Illinois. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
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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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SAN FRANCISCO, California (JGL) – After 11 years, Twitter is still lighting up the online news and social networking service world as it sends away 140 words like telegram in the past century.
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)
CUPERTINO, California (JGL) -- Apple® announced last April 25 plans to launch dozens of new educational sessions next month in all 495 Apple Stores
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
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FREMONT, California (JGL) – Filipino American visionary Dado Banatao is not happy that although he is benefiting in the semiconductor industry, some countries, like China, are guilty of gaming
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