PLDT, Smart, Voyager and PayMaya Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (left) and McDonald’s Philippines Founder and Chairman George T. Yang (right) give a thumbs up to building a cashless ecosystem in the Philippines along with McDonald’s Chief Happiness Officer Ronald McDonald (middle). Starting today, Filipinos can pay for their favorite McDonald’s treats at select stores nationwide using any Visa or Mastercard credit, debit, or prepaid card, with QR codes for select McCafe stores and online card payments for McCelebrations birthday party reservations and McDelivery coming very soon.
Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.