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GMA News receive criticism after revealing their ‘AI’ Sportscaster: “here are countless skilled humans capable of performing brilliantly in those tasks.”

Instead of astonishing the netizens, GMA Network received thousands of criticisms on social media after they revealed their newest sportscasters that are made of artificial intelligence.

In a Facebook post, GMA introduced the first ‘AI Sportscasters’ in the Philippines, Maia and Marco who will deliver the latest sports updates to the fans.

According to the report, Maia and Marco were products of a collaboration between GMA Integrated News, GMA News Media, and GMA Synergy.

They were set to appear in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 99.

“The introduction of the first AI sportscasters by GMA Integrated News is a groundbreaking initiative that significantly impacts our objective of ‘Mas malaking misyon, mas malawak na paglilingkod sa bayan.’ It aligns with our mission to serve all communities within the nation and promote inclusivity in our reporting,” GMA executive Oliver Victor Amoroso said.

“GMAIN’s adoption of AI technology also demonstrates our commitment to innovation in journalism. We embrace emerging technologies to stay at the forefront of the media industry by providing our audience with a modern and engaging sports news experience. Through this initiative, we continue to fulfill our commitment to providing valuable information and enriching the lives of Filipinos worldwide,” he added.

However, several netizens expressed disappointment as GMA prefered to build an AI instead of hiring real people for the job.

“This is unsettling. There are countless skilled humans capable of performing brilliantly in those tasks. Also, sports are heavily driven by passion, excitement, and human drama. An AI might lack the ability to convey the emotional highs and lows of a game, reducing viewer engagement,” netizen Derf Maiz said.

“I dont think this is something that the human race will be happy & enthusiastic about it. This is in fact a sad day for all of us. Technology are slowly replacing humans in all fields,” netizen Caesar Distrito commented.

“Nothing to be happy about here. It’s actually alarming, scary, and sad. This isn’t even worth praising and I stand my ground. Technology should always be “just” an assistance to humans, not replacement to humans,” netizen Omar Lacsamana remarked.

As of writing, GMA has yet to give any statement on the criticism they receive from netizens.


Agot Isidro, tila may patama sa confidential funds ni VP Sara Duterte

Agot Isidro took a swipe against the government after several months of not talking about issues.

During the 51st anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, Agot talked about the alleged legalizing of corruption in the country.

“We not only normalize stealing, we even legalize it,” said Agot.

Netizens quickly guessed that Agot was referring to the P500-M confidential funds of the Department of Education (DepEd) which is being led by Vice President Sara Duterte.

Unlike normal funds, confidential funds have limited visibility to the eye of the Commission on Audit (COA) which is tasked to know if an agency was using the budget properly or not.

Confidential funds were often used by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to make sure that the enemy of the state would never have access to projects related to the country’s security.

That’s why many critics questioned why the DepEd asked for a P500-M confidential fund despite not being an agency handling the security of the country.

However, Duterte said that DepEd should also be given confidential fund because several schools were being used by the enemy of the state to recruit potential rebels.

Screening officer sa NAIA, sinabing tsokolate ang kanyang isinusubo sa CCTV footage

The employee of the Office of Transportation Security (OTS) who went viral on social media after being accused of stealing $300 from a Chinese tourist denied that she tried to swallow the evidence that could be used against her.

A Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed the officer trying to swallow something believed to be the money she grabbed from the wallet of the victim.

According to OTS Administration Mao Aplasca, the suspect insisted that she was only eating a chocolate bar when the CCTV footage was taken.

“Nagsubmit siya ng supplemental affidavit niya sa ating investigation team na parang may kinain lang daw siyang tsokolate,” said Aplasca.

But according to Aplasca, they didn’t buy the alibi made by the officer.

“Hindi naman normal na ganun kumain ng tsokolate, na hirap na hirap at tinutulak pa niya, atsaka hindi mo kailangan ng tubig,” he stated.

The victim, Mr. Cai narrated that he was crossing the security screening when he noticed that there was missing in his wallet.

Authorities failed to convince Cai to file charges against the security personnel and left the country.

The suspect was currently suspended from her duties as a security officer as the investigation was still ongoing.

Lalake, viral matapos makipagtalo dahil ayaw maging taga abot ng pamasahe sa Jeep

A man went viral on social media after was seen refusing to help other passengers by passing the fare to the driver of the jeepney they were riding on.

In a Facebook post, the uploader of the video could be heard arguing with the man who asked them why he should feel obligated to pass the fare to the driver.

“Kayo napakaingay n’yo! Mura kayo nang mura. Bakit sino kayo para murahin kami?” the uploader said.

“Sino ako para abutan n’yo (ng pamasahe)?” the man responded.

“E di huwag kayong sumakay sa public!” the uploader answered back.

The man also told the uploader not to record him as he would file charges against them.

The said video sparked a heated discussion about jeepney courtesy.

While most of them believed that the man should help the passenger, some said that he also had the right to refuse the request.

Some netizens who defended the man noticed that there was a big gap between the man and the uploader.

“Lumapit ka nakikisuyo ka galit kapa.. Hahaha.. Kung ayaw ni Tatang ikaw mag abot sa driver,” said Jeffrey Jamito.

“Tamad tawag dyan te..luwag2 pa ng jeep bat hindi k n lng mismo mag abot,” netizen Mhark Lovenino remarked.

Super Sireyna winner Francine Garcia apologizes to Chavit Singson’s family after being linked to Luis Christian

Super Sireyna 2013 winner Francine Garcia apologized to the Singson family after she was linked to Luis Christian Singson.

Christian was the son of former Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson that’s why Francine got so much attention from the netizens.

It can be recalled that Francine posted several photos of her together with Christian and many people assumed that she had a relationship with the latter.

However, Francine denied that she had a relationship with Christian and apologized for the confusion she started.

According to her, she only collaborated with Christian to promote a product and nothing else.

“Para matapos ang issue samen ni Luis Christian Singson, it just so happen na I was in Laoag to fix some important things, and nag drop by sa Vigan over night para sa endorsement the following day. Luis happened to be in Vigan aswell and normal sa FRIENDS na pag nagkataon na nasa iisang lugar eh magkita and kwentuhan.
“That’s why when Luis invited me and QUEEN DURA sa Sulvec to do a content and vlog, nag LIVE pa kame and dun palang kitang kita naman na wala naman something samen. Initially it was just Luis and QD, since naalala ko na meron kame episode nung May, I asked if okay kaya na gawan ng part 2, since yung 1st episode naman eh hindi nabigyan ng malisya. Tho I must admit that the “caption” was too much and hindi masyado na gets na it was for clout lang.
“Nakakatuwa na madami nagshshare, ang HINDI MAGANDA eh yung BINIGYAN NG KULAY AT GINAWANG PARANG TOTOO sa mga pinagtagpi tagping kwento ng ibang pages, na kesyo nung Sept 1 eh nag announce ng ‘In a new relationship’ nakakahiya sa GF nung tao, na hindi naman showbiz to understand yung mga nangyayari and YES TAKEN NA SYA!
So my apologies to the family, especially kay Luis na nagugulo sa issue which was taken out of context and purely just for the CONTENT.” she wrote.
As of writing, Christian has yet to give any response to the issue.

Mr. Nobodydudy matapos makatanggap ng banta sa mga kababayan niya: “Di na nga ako makalabas ng bahay”

PH-based Indian Mr. Nobodydudy couldn’t hide his happiness after receiving much support from netizens after he disclosed that he was getting warnings from countrymen in the Philippines.

It can be recalled that the content creator whose real name is Navjot Singh revealed that he was receiving negative messages from Indian restaurant owners in the country because of his reaction videos about Indian street food.

Singh’s videos received millions of views because of his funny reactions and criticism against the poor food hygiene of his countrymen in India.

“My family is like very careful lately, I just want to let you know, my supporters know na I think our time is near,” he said. “Hindi nila maintindihan ‘yung content, they’re just taking it personally na ‘bakit yan ang sinasabi niya’ hindi nila ma-gets ‘yung we are just reacting on the Indian videos na talagang mandidiri ka sa street foods ng India,” he said.

Singh received support from his fans and he thanked them on social media.

However, despite the overflowing support he received, he was still not confident in his safety.

“Hindi na nga ako makalabas ng bahay para na akong arestado dito sa amin. Wala na yan, that’s life. Mekus mekus lang tayo, tuloy tuloy lang,” he said.

The content creator said he was still going outside but was expecting in the worst-case scenario.

He also revealed the names of the said restaurant owners to his friends.

Singh insisted that he was only reacting to the videos and should not be blamed for the poor food preparation of his countrymen.

Former MMDA Chairman at Marikina Mayor Bayani Fernando, pumanaw matapos mahulog sa rooftop

Former Marikina Mayor Bayani Fernando passed away after he fell from the rooftop of his house on September 22, 2023.

According to the reports, Fernando was repairing the roof of his own house in Barangay IVC, Marikina when he slipped and fell.

The 77-year-old former mayor was rushed to the hospital, but it was already too late for the doctors to save him.

Fernando became a prominent figure when he led the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) from 2002-2009.

He became popular when he started to transform the National Capital Region’s traffic infrastructure into pink and also built footbridges and male urinals.

Fernando also ran in 2010 for Vice President but lost against former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay.

Thousands of netizens expressed their condolences to Fernando.

MMDA also dedicated a message to their former chairman.

“A mechanical engineer by profession, Chairman Fernando used scientific and practical approaches in his quest to solve the problems of Metro Manila. A man of few words, Fernando is known to be a workaholic and a disciplinarian among MMDA employees.” the agency wrote.

“Under his helm, he put the MMDA in the spotlight. He was the person behind rapid bus lanes and the ‘Metro Gwapo’ campaign transforming the region into a livable metropolis. 

“Thank you very much for your contributions. Rest now, Sir, for you already got the job done,” they added.


NAIA Office Transportation Security personnel, nahuling nilunok ang $300 mula sa isang turista

A Transportation Security Personnel working at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was caught swallowing $300 from a Chinese passenger.

The incident was caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) where the female officer was seen putting the paper bill into her mouth to allegedly hide the money she grabbed from the tourist’s wallet.

The incident happened on September 8 and the victim was identified as Mr. Cai.

According to the report, Cai placed his wallet through the Advanced Imaging Technology Machine (AITM) when suddenly the officer brought the tray where the belongings of the victim were placed.

The CCTV footage then showed the officer holding something which was identified as money and putting it into her mouth.

Cai reported the incident when he noticed that something was missing in his wallet and when they reviewed the footage, they caught the actions done by the officer.

“She was seen to be having a hard time swallowing the bills despite drinking the bottled water earlier given to her,” the report said.

Officials suspected that the suspect was trying to ensure that she would never be caught by swallowing the evidence.

The tourist refused to file official charges against the officer, but the Office of the Security Personnel (OTS) already suspended her.

Madam Kilay, dismayado sa mga hindi dumalo na mga ninong at ninang sa binyag ng anak niya: “Pina asa nyo ko!”

Content creator Jinky Anderson, popularly known as Madam Kilay couldn’t hide her disappointment from the people whom she invited to become Godparents of her child Little Lakas.

In a Facebook post, Jinky said that she was not happy that the people she invited didn’t attend the christening of her child, saying that she expected them to arrive.

According to her most of the people she invited who didn’t answer her invitation were famous personalities on social media.

“Ngayon mag message kayo sakin ng kaplastikan nyo! Yung ibang mga inimbitahan ko na maging ninang at ninong ni Little Lakas na mga kilala sa social media EKIS KAYO!” said Jinky.

“Wala namann problema kung ayaw nyo dapat dineretso nyo na ko nung una pa lang! Maiintindihan ko naman! Hindi ko naman mapplease lahat eh! Hindi yung pina asa nyo ko 1 month before sabi pa “uu naman eme eme! hindi kame mawawala.”

“Tapos the day before ng binyag nag hingi ako ng confirmation snob na ang mga botlog. Pwede naman mag message na ayaw dxaii! Palibhasa mga high profile na. Edi meow! Iilan lang talaga ang totoo sa socmed, sarap nyo i-real talk,” she stated.

As of writing, Jinky has yet to name the said personalities she was referring on her post.


National Artist Ricky Lee, nakita habang hinahawi ng guwardiya ni Pia Wurtzbach

Netizens couldn’t hide their disappointment after they saw the Philippine National Artist for Film Ricky Lee being distanced by a security guard from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.

In a video taken at the Manila International Book Fair in Pasay City on September 14, 2023, it was shown that Ricky was trying to reach the hand of Pia, but one of the security personnel of the beauty queen was seen trying to block the national artist.

In an interview with Pep.ph, Ricky spoke about the said incident, saying that the guard should become more respectful with the people who were trying to get near Pia.

“Hindi kinakailangan na senior or hindi kinakailangang National Artist. Pero kung may taong nilapitan din ni Pia, kinamayan pa ni Pia, respetuhin niya [guard] yung tao at si Pia, kasi kilala ni Pia,” said Ricky.

“Pero hindi niya kailangang hawiin kasi si Pia mismo ang lumapit at nakipag-usap. So, kawalang respeto yon hindi lang sa akin kundi kay Pia. Hindi in-acknowledge ng guard na in-acknowledge ako ni Pia,” he added.

However, Ricky said that he only realized that he was being disrespected when his friends showed him the video.

“Maging makatao sana lalo na sa isang book fair. Hindi lang siya kung saan, book fair siya,” he stated.

As of writing, the security agency handling the guard has yet to give a statement on the issue.