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Cybersex criminalized in the Philippines

Posted by Webpinoy on September 22nd, 2012

Cybersex PhilippinesThe Philippine government has passed a law that is in the cybersex made punishable in the broadest sense. The rule is part of the Comprehensive Cybercrime Prevention Act, signed on the 12th of September. Besides cybersex the law includes other online crimes such as hacking, identity theft, spamming, libel and child pornography.

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Goethe Zertifikat A1 : Next Examinations in the Philippines

Posted by Webpinoy on September 21st, 2012

Examination A1Below is a list of upcoming dates for the examination “Start Deutsch 1″ (A1) by the Goethe Institute in the Philippines. The examination corresponds to the first level (A1) on the six-stage scale of competence levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 can be used by spouses as proof of the German language skills that are required for them to be reunified with their partners in Germany. The certificate is also required for issuing the visa for Marriage (Fiancé).

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Happy New Year to all our readers

Posted by Webpinoy on January 3rd, 2012

Happy New Year
Webpinoy’s World wishes all its readers a very Happy New Year.

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How the new Facebook Timeline looks like

Posted by Webpinoy on October 10th, 2011

FacebookOn the upcoming new features in Facebook, we have drawn attention in our previous article. Even if the public launch of the “Timeline” delays because of a lawsuit, here we want to give a deeper insight into the new Facebook “life archive”.

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Facebook as a life archive

Posted by Webpinoy on October 7th, 2011

Facebook TimelineMeanwhile, more than 800 million people use the online network Facebook. A week ago, the Facebook founder in San Francisco presented a lot of new features for its social network. When Facebook turns to the future, all new Timeline will replace the existing profile.

Zuckerberg described the timeline as “all your stories, all your apps, a new way to express who you are.” Means that, the Timeline contains all of your content posted on Facebook. Time Machine for your life, so to speak.

Whether photos, videos, music, or status messages what the user just cares – everything is in the Timeline, reminiscent of a colorful diary that every second get new entries.

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Increase in HIV infections in the Philippines alarming

Posted by Webpinoy on September 29th, 2011

HIV positiveHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections recorded in the Philippines have broken from a 20-year low to a rapidly spreading disease, particularly in Cebu, Davao and Manila, a new report by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) revealed.

In the Philippines, six new cases of HIV-infected patients are recorded everyday.

New HIV infections in the Philippines are doubling every year due to inadequate prevention efforts and poor knowledge of risky behaviour among vulnerable groups, a top U.N. official said in an interview.

Philippines Human Rights Watch places alone in Angeles City the figure at between 30,000 to 55,000 people infected with HIV. It states 7 out of every 10 girls who work in bars in Fields ave, Angeles, are infected with HIV.

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Facebook News Feed Changes

Posted by Webpinoy on September 23rd, 2011

FacebookMany Facebook users are unhappy on Wednesday after discovering the social media giant made significant changes to the look of news feeds.

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Google+ open for everyone

Posted by Webpinoy on September 23rd, 2011

Google+From now on, everyone can register at the Facebook rival Google+. Previously, the Internet service had been available by invitation only. All that are interested users must do now is to go to Google’s Web site google.com/+ and to sign up. With some additional functions the social network is promoting for members.

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Operate gadgets & appliances in the Philippines

Posted by Webpinoy on September 19th, 2011

appliancesThere are obviously 2 – 3 different power systems in the Philippines, depending on the island. All the electricity networks work with around 230 -240 V as in many western countries but with 60 Hz (50 Hz in many other countries), which will cause some appliances brought from other countries do not work properly. E-tools, electric motors, washing machines etc. may run too fast and can overheat and burn easily. Most electrical devices one should better buy in the Philippines than to bring it for a lot of money to the Philippines.

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Philippine Culture: Hiya

Posted by Webpinoy on September 10th, 2011

hiyaThe core value of Philippine society is “hiya” (Tagalog, in Bisaya: ulaw), which controls the social and individual behavior of Filipinos. Hiya is a feeling of failure and triggers from deep inside shame and disgrace, when Filipinos realize that they have violated the rules of conduct and expectations of society. This since ancient times instilled sense has made most of Filipinos shy and reticent people. So most Filipinos are afraid to talk frankly about a problem, concern or request. Hiya is also a means of coercion, educating with force the already small children in certain social norms of behavior. It characterizes the relationships between the Filipinos and decisively expressed in many small, but typical Filipino behavior. It is unseemly for example, to express outspoken criticism of a person or group, and they always express it indirectly with soothing phrases.

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