PLDT, Smart rachet up fight against online child abuse

PLDT Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. have formalized their membership into the UK-based Internet Watch Foundation, broadening its global fight against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children......»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnMay 9th, 2021

PLDT, Smart lauded for efforts vs child abuse

The International Justice Mission (IJM) lauded yesterday PLDT Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. for their efforts against online sexual exploitation of children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

PLDT invests nearly P2B in cybersecurity operations to combat online sexual abuses

PLDT Group said it invested close to P2 billion this year to run its advanced cybersecurity operations center to fight online sexual abuse and exploitation of children......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

PLDT strengthens defenses vs child porn, blocks over 2,900 sites

PLDT is ramping up its efforts to protect children from online predators. The telco said it has blocked more than 2,900 sites linked to online sexual abuse and exploitation of children......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

South Korea s record-breaking Olympic archer fought sexism from day one

South Korea's An San was ice-cool as she defied online sexist abuse to seal a hat-trick of gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, but the ace archer has been fighting discrimination since she was a child......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Kids in secret rooms: Why purveyors of online child sex abuse are difficult to catch

A decade later, the Philippines has become the global epicenter of online sexual exploitation of children despite the efforts of law enforcement. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Senate bill vs. online child abuse draws international support

Rights groups, an international development organization and the Australian government on Thursday collectively urged both chambers of Congress to immediately pass a bill that would strengthen protections against online sexual abuse and the exploitation of children. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

CHR urges swift passage of bill vs. online child abuse, exploitation

The Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday threw its support behind a Senate bill seeking to boost protections against online sexual abuse and the exploitation of children. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Online child sexual abuse convictions up

Convictions for offenses involving online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) went up in 2020, underscoring the gains made by the government, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

PLDT, Smart customers shifting to online services

Telco giant PLDT Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. said customers are shifting to online services as COVID-19 cases rise in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

Communities are Better Prepared to Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

The cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Taguig and the municipality of Cordova are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) and Child Labor Trafficking (CLT) as a result of World Vision’s work in these cities under the Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership. The CPC Partnership is a multi-year plan developed between […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Marcos: Child sex abuse to worsen with new strain

Senator Imee Marcos has warned that the sexual abuse of children is likely to worsen, as fears of a new Covid-19 strain and a spike in infection rates after the Christmas holidays may extend strict community quarantines and keep children online for longer hours......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Schools told to strengthen child protection committees

Following reports of rampant child pornography online, the Department of Education yesterday directed public and private elementary and high schools to establish and strengthen child protection committees to help address online sexual abuse and exploitation of children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Never too old, never too late: Guide to paying your PLDT, Smart bills online

Don’t ever think that you’re too old, or it’s too late, to use digital payment platforms especially when paying your PLDT and Smart bills......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2020

Pops Fernandez, Derek Ramsay join fight against climate change

BY NEIL RAMOS   Singer Pops Fernandez and actor Derek Ramsay are the latest celebrities to push for the conservation of the environment to help mitigate climate change. The two were present at a web activity held Nov. 6, as presented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and PLDT-Smart, to kick off […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

DENR, PLDT-Smart kapit-kamay para itaas ang kamalayan, konserbasyon ng peatlands

Manila, Philippines – Tiniyak ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa pamamagitan ng kanyang Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) katuwang ang digital service provider PLDT Inc. (PLDT) at ang kanyang wireless unit Smart Communication Inc. (Smart) para tulungan na maitaas ang kamalayan ng Caraga region  sa peatlands sa naturang rehiyon. Ayon kay DENR Secretary Roy […] The post DENR, PLDT-Smart kapit-kamay para itaas ang kamalayan, konserbasyon ng peatlands appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Jail for Queensland man for arranging overseas child sexual abuse

A 66-year-old Biggera Waters man has been jailed for six and a half years for engaging in online sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16 in the Philippines back in 2017.The Queenslan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Athletes share stories on webinar

Over 12,000 have recently gathered online in PLDT-Smart’s first-ever mental wellness webinar dubbed Better Today Conversations......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Internet speed in the time of COVID-19 is everything

Time flies by so fast, and yet, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought our lives to a screeching halt. Nearly seven months into the quarantined life, we have experienced a day that already feels like a week, a week that feels like a month, and with quarantine guidelines restricting us from being with our loved ones, the only way for us to really connect is through the internet. The question now is, how connected are we to be virtually together? In these trying times with everyone cooped up at home, Internet speed has become indispensable. Apart from speed, having a backup is a necessity, what with every family member hogging the bandwidth for Google Hangouts and/or Zoom calls used for either school or work. This is where PLDT Home comes in, thanks to their newly-launched device: the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem. Internet speed is king — even for a backup modem I got to experience firsthand the newest device that PLDT Home recently launched. Having had my fair share of experience with the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid, the newly improved Advance modem is a definite game-changer. How was it? It was not bad — at all. The LTE-Advance experience The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a plug-and-play device, so installing it is very easy. To put it to the test, I used the device for an entire day, not just as backup, but as my main source of Internet connection. I put it near the window, which is always the advice given for modems to get better Internet connection. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem features carrier aggregation that is a combination of frequency channels to power LTE to deliver at faster speeds. This enabled me to connect three devices all at once, without having to sacrifice the quality of my Wifi connectivity. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance is powered by Smart LTE, the fastest mobile network in the Philippines as certified by Ookla. There are also two LAN ports found at the back that allow users to have wired connection for two devices. This is perfect for families with parents working from home and children taking online classes. The verdict Absolutely no jokes were meant when I mentioned above that the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a game-changer. This is the device that families need at home to better equip them while working from and/or studying at home while also being practical with their internet spending. Because it’s prepaid, families need not worry about adding up to their monthly bills and they can easily load the device when they need it. The modem is a powerful device because of the reliable and stronger Internet connection it can provide to the entire family. PLDT Home really did step up their game with this device, and I repeat — it’s a necessity in households today. Be it for virtual conference calls for work, online classes, or catch up sessions with your loved ones, the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid modem is a device anyone can depend on. Prepaid packages for the family To match the much improved PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, PLDT Home provided new and affordable FamLoad packages that cater to the Internet needs of families at home. For students, the FamLoad Study 599 comes with 57 GB with 3 GB/day for learning tools like Canvas, Schoology, Gabay Guro, Microsoft 365, and NEO. Those who are film and TV series geeks will also enjoy using the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, with its FamLoad Video 599 equipped with 40 GB for open access data and 15 GB of YouTube, or the FamLoad Video Plus 599 with 45 GB for all sites and apps or 3 GB of videos daily for 15 days. The new PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is now available via the PLDT Home website and can be delivered fast via Grab delivery. The unit also comes with free 10GB data that’s ready for use and it’s convenient to reload through GrabApp using the GrabPay wallet, Paymaya, myPLDT Smart app, or PLDT Home and Smart’s retailers nationwide. In these trying times, the need to stay online as we opt to do things virtually is at an all-time high, and PLDT Home may just have provided the very device that is now a truly relevant and essential part of the modern new normal home......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

Cebu archdiocese partners with PLDT-Smart

Here is one big breaking news from Cebu. Last week, the Archdiocese of Cebu joined hands with PLDT-Smart for the Philippine celebration of 500 Years of Christianity next year. The celebration, spanning a period of two years, would feature a series of online and on-ground activities, mostly in Cebu, officially recognized as the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

4 online child sex abuse victims rescued

Four minors believed to be victims of online sexual exploitation were rescued in Taguig City on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020