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Apple announces the Apple Watch

Apple announces the Apple Watch

MANILA, Philippines – At it’s September 9 event in San Francisco (September 10, Manila Time), Apple announced a new product that seeks to revolutionize wearable technology: The Apple Watch. “Apple Watch is the most personal device we have ever created,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said while announcing the hotly-anticipated move into wearable computing. The


Apple unveils Apple Pay mobile wallet

MANILA, Philippines – Apart from announcing the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus, Apple also announced Wednesday, September 10 what could be one of the biggest innovations of online payments – Apple Pay. Apple pay is a mobile wallet that lets consumers use iPhones linked to credit cards for more secure, convenient payments. Apple


Apple reveals the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

MANILA, Philippines – Apple announced on Tuesday, September 9 (September 10, Philippine time), that it will be coming out with a new lineup of iPhones: The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will sport Retina HD displays, and will come with support for resolutions


Senators to transport execs: Show concern for MRT commuters

MANILA, Philippines – Around 4 “service interruptions” monthly; non-functioning elevators, escalators, and ticket dispensers; and an “obsolete” signalling system. Welcome to Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3), one of Metro Manila’s main mass transit lines. “How did we reach this point? Bakit hindi natin natugunan kaagad (Why didn’t we address this right away)?” Senator Benigno Aquino IV asked


PH peacekeepers defied UN commander, want him probed

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights defied the order of their overall commander, an Indian national, when they refused to surrender their firearms to Syrian rebels in last week’s standoff, the Philippine military revealed on Monday, September 1. Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr was clearly disappointed with the commander of


UN: 72 Filipino peacekeepers are safe

MANILA, Philippines – The 72 Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights “have not been harmed and are in good health.” The United Nations (UN) continues to engage “parties within Syria” for the safety of the peacekeepers, UN spokespreson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters in New York on Friday afternoon, August 29 (Saturday in Manila). “The United Nations


Head of Indonesian political dynasty jailed 4 years

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia’s first female provincial leader, and the head of one of the country’s most powerful political dynasties, was jailed for 4 years on Monday, September 1, for bribing a top judge over an election dispute. The case of Ratu Atut Chosiyah has transfixed even graft-weary Indonesia since her arrest last year for


COA decries massive budget cut for 2015

MANILA, Philippines – In its proposed budget for 2015, the Commission on Audit (COA) asked for a capital outlay budget of P838 million to construct satellite offices, build a database, among other projects that were important in ensuring the agency’s independence. When the proposed P2.61 trillion national budget was transmitted to Congress, the Department of