LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Posted on Oct 30 2012

LifeStraw is a portable water filter designed to be used by one person to filter water so that they may safely drink it. It filters a maximum of 1000 litres of water, enough for one person for one year. It removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of parasites. It contains no chemicals, no batteries and no moving parts to wear out. Perfect for the great outdoors, LifeStraw can be used almost...

iPhone 5 Prices in Kuwait

Posted on Oct 12 2012

Below is the current (as of 17 October 2012) price list for iPhone 5 (16GB) in Kuwait. Amazingly, despite of its hefty price tag, customer demand for the iPhone 5 appears to be unaffected by it just to be the first ones to own the latest gadget. (more…)

FBK on Balitang Middle East about Cybercrime Law

Posted on Oct 09 2012

The Filipino Bloggers in Kuwait (FBK) was recently interviwed by Ms. Maxxy Santiago, ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau Correspondent, on Balitang Middle East regarding their take on the highly controversial RA 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

First victory against Cybercrime law (RA 10175)

Posted on Oct 09 2012

Today marked the first victory of the Filipinos who rallied against the controversial Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 . The high court justices unanimously issued a temporary restraining order on the implementation of the recently enacted law after it was flooded by petitions assailing the constitutionality of several provisions of the said law. Orals set for January 15,...

BPI ATM service fee increase

Posted on Oct 08 2012

I received the following notification through my email from Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)  about their ATM service fee increase taking effect on October 22, 2012: Basically, there will be an increase of P5 for any withdrawal transaction using Bancnet, Expressnet and MegaLink ATMs.  ATM withdrawal fee in any BPI ATM remains FREE. Also, the use of BPI, BPI Family Savings Bank and BPI Direct...

Jerico Montemayor Photography Workshop in Kuwait

Posted on Oct 05 2012

Pinoy Digital Photographers in Kuwait (PINDOT) is organizing a portraiture workshop in Kuwait dubbed “PRO.FOLIO” featuring FHM Philippines Photographer, Jerico Montemayor. Jerico is an International & Local Celebrity, Portrait, Editorial, Fashion, Glamour Photographer from Quezon City, Philippines and will be in Kuwait to share his expertise on building professional-grade portfolio workshop. Jerico...

Cyber Martial Law

Posted on Oct 03 2012

The much controversial Philippine Republic Act (RA) 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 takes effect today, October 3, 2012. The implementation of this law came in an opportune time when Philippines is lacking laws in combating rampant internet crimes including, among others, cybersex, identity theft, hacking, spamming, and pornography. But at the same time, it created an uproar amongst...

The Filipino Magazine in Kuwait (June 2012 Issue)

Posted on Jul 22 2012

One of the perks of being a Pinoy Digital Photographers in Kuwait (PINDOT) member is you get a chance to be featured on monthly free magazine called The Filipino Magazine in Kuwait (or simply TFM) which is being published by Alpha Solutions Advertising Company. Mr. German Gernale (owner of Alpha Solutions) was so generous enough to earmark a 2-page space called PINDOT Spotlight on a monthly basis...

Driving License Requirements in Kuwait

Posted on Jul 15 2012

In Kuwait, the public transportation options are limited at present time. You will have to resort using either bus, taxi or private transport service. No subway, tube or railway system in Kuwait yet though I heard the Kuwaiti Government is currently on the process of building one but it will take years before you could enjoy that. In Kuwait, unlike Philippines, New York or London, where you could...

Thousands may lose Internet on July 9

Posted on Jul 07 2012

Thousands of computer users could lose access to the Internet on July 9, 2012 due to a virus, DNSChanger, that once infected approximately million computers across the world. The Federal Bureau of Investigation first gave details about the virus in November 2011, when it announced the arrest of the malware’s authors. The virus, as its name indicates, affected computers’ abilities to correctly...

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