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  • Happy Birthday GMA, ‘Hope You Spend the Rest of Your Life Behind Bars

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    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It has been a dizzying drop from the euphoric highs of 2001 when Filipinos forced President Joseph Estrada from office and installed Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his place. Estrada was widely seen as a corrupt, philandering politician; a high school dropout who was unqualified to be president. Arroyo on the other hand had the pedigree, education, and morals—we all assumed—to handle the job ...
  • Aquino joins Christians in observing Holy Week

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    16 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III has emphasized the sacrifices made by Jesus Christ for the salvation of humanity, as he joined fellow Christians in observing this year’s Holy Week. read more
  • PNOC-EC awaits results of DOE review on deals

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    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    MANILA – PNOC-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC), the oil and gas exploration arm of state-owned Philippine National Oil Co., is awaiting the results of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) review of all petroleum service contracts before it proceeds with the development of the Camago-Malampaya Oil Leg in northwest Palawan.
  • Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

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    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Manila (AFP) - The Philippines said Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead. ...
  • Tesda allocates P91.3-M for calamity rehab

    Philippines News
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Western Visayas has allocated P91.3 million for emergency response, rehabilitation and recovery for 7,510 beneficiaries in 2014.
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  • Aquino joins Christians in observing Holy Week

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III has emphasized the sacrifices made by Jesus Christ for the salvation of humanity, as he joined fellow Christians in observing this year’s Holy Week. read more
  • Philippines, Japan discuss maritime issues

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    TWO countries with a common rival in China met on Wednesday in Manila for the 7th Philippines-Japan Political-Military Meeting with maritime security as one of the agenda. “During the dialogue, the delegations exchanged views on their respective countries’ national security policies and current regional issues. Further cooperation on maritime security as well as humanitarian assistance/disaster response were discussed,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. read more
  • Court orders arrest of 2 Coast Guard men

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    A CAGAYAN court has ordered the arrest of two Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officers charged for the death of a Taiwanese fisherman off the coast of Batanes in May last year. The arrest warrants issued by the Sta. Ana Municipal Trial Court Branch 11 are for Coast Guard Commanding Officer Arnold dela Cruz and Seaman First Class Mhelvin Bendo, who were accused of obstruction of justice. read more
  • 3 dead in Romblon mine collapse

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    THREE miners died when a mining site collapsed in Magdiwang town in Romblon province Wednesday. Rosario Cabrera, director of the Office of Civil Defense in Calabarzon, said the victims were brought to the town's rural health unit after the incident but they didn’t make it alive. Cabrera identified the fatalities as Noriel Rapada, 25; Louie Valencia, 21; and Ernesto Dalida, 27. The victims were all residents of Magdiwang. Cabrera said the three were engaged in "illegal mining" at Dulangan village around 9 a.m. when the mining site collapsed. (VR/Sunnex)
  • 293 missing in South Korea ferry sinking

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:04 am
    SEOUL, South Korea — Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said. There were fears, however, of a big jump in the death toll, as dozens of boats, helicopters, and divers scrambled to rescue passengers who had been on the ferry traveling to the southern tourist island of Jeju. One passenger said he believed that many people were trapped inside the ferry when it sank. read more
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  • PNOC-EC awaits results of DOE review on deals

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    MANILA – PNOC-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC), the oil and gas exploration arm of state-owned Philippine National Oil Co., is awaiting the results of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) review of all petroleum service contracts before it proceeds with the development of the Camago-Malampaya Oil Leg in northwest Palawan.
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    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    I joined TNT ten years ago. It was fresh. New. Young. Challenging.
  • ‘Refrain from using firecrackers’

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has asked Filipinos to eradicate or minimize the use of firecrackers in celebrating the New Year’s Eve this coming Friday.
  • Firecrackers not toys, kids told

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Bureau of Fire Protection 6 has warned children against playing firecrackers in welcoming the New Year.
  • Amigo Plaza Mall grants Christmas wishes

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    THE Amigo Plaza Mall, a member of La Filipina Uygongco Corporation group of companies, launched the project “Paskwa sang Amigo, Hamdum mo, Tumanon Ko” together with ABS-CBN Iloilo and Aksyon Radyo Iloilo.
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  • Happy Birthday GMA, ‘Hope You Spend the Rest of Your Life Behind Bars

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It has been a dizzying drop from the euphoric highs of 2001 when Filipinos forced President Joseph Estrada from office and installed Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his place. Estrada was widely seen as a corrupt, philandering politician; a high school dropout who was unqualified to be president. Arroyo on the other hand had the pedigree, education, and morals—we all assumed—to handle the job ...
  • Turn Pag-asa Island Into a Tourist Destination! It’s More Fun In Pag-asa

    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    While the Aquino administration has been making many of the right moves lately, such moves remain woefully inadequate given the situation the Philippines faces with China. If President Benigno Aquino III entertains any hope of keeping our islands in the Spratlys, he needs to get off his behind this minute and start building a coalition among nations ...
  • Why Bong Revilla Will Never Become President of the Philippines

    21 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A country's president must be a statesman. Someone who is genuinely concerned about the welfare of his people—especially those who have the least in life. A president must also be fair. Fairness after all underpins what justice is all about. Everyone, be they exceedingly wealthy or totally destitute deserves equal treatment under the law ...
  • The Philippines Is Not a Friendly Place To Do Business In

    9 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    On the surface, the Philippines can seem like an enjoyable and friendly place to do business. But scratch the surface and you’ll find yourself in a strange and alien world where a whole new set of rules and attitudes apply. Just recently, the Fraser Institute, a well-known North American think-tank, ranked the Philippines third from the bottom, on its annual survey of the best places to do business for mining companies. The country is missing out on multi-billion dollar foreign investments—not to mention the thousands of jobs new businesses can provide—simply because foreign companies…
  • To All Those Who Were Part of the EDSA People Power Revolution—Thank You!

    24 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    On February 25, the Philippines will celebrate the 28th anniversary of the People Power revolution known as EDSA One. For four days in February, 1986, freedom-starved Filipinos amassed on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), in front of Camps Crame and Aguinaldo to shield Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile, General Fidel Ramos, and their military supporters from possible assault by forces controlled by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos ...
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  • Tesda allocates P91.3-M for calamity rehab

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Western Visayas has allocated P91.3 million for emergency response, rehabilitation and recovery for 7,510 beneficiaries in 2014.
  • 1 killed, 15 wounded in airport road crash

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    A COLLISION between a Nissan Urvan and a public utility jeepney at an intersection of Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road in Barangay Efigenio Lizares, Talisay City Tuesday morning claimed the life of a passenger and injured 15 others, police said.
  • Five dead, 15 injured in bus crash at start of Easter week break in Philippines

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Police and rescuers inspect a passenger bus after it rammed into a cargo truck early Wednesday, April 16, 2014 along a highway at Libmanan township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines.
  • Philippines tourism market: Airports facing major choked capacity issues

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Tourism flourished, with a significant increase in domestic and international tourist volumes, primarily due to the Department of Tourisms continuous efforts to promote the Philippines as a key tourist destination in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Firefighter battles blaze

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    CAGAYAN DE ORO. A fire fighter tries to breathe from the thick smoke while asking for more water pressure during a fire that swept through 16 houses at Barangay 22, Corrales street in Cagayan de Oro City, Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014.
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  • Pre-Holy Week fire in CDO gobbles up P1.5-M in properties

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 15 — A resident was injured in a pre-Holy Week fire that gobbled up a residential compound of about 20 houses here about 6:00 Tuesday morning, fire investigators said. Jannu Ayaba, 34, sustained a first degree burn in a fire that struck Barangay 22 along Corrales Extension and Gaabucayan Street on Tuesday morning. Fire investigators are still investigating the cause of the fire that reportedly started at the house of a certain Hipolito Corvera or Lucila Hinguyang. “Damaged to properties were initially placed at P1.5 million,” fire investigators…
  • Bishop announces new assignments for priests in Dumaguete City Diocese

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    DUMAGUETE CITY, April 15 – After a long hiatus in their current positions, members of the Dumaguete clergy on Tuesday expressed joy and gratitude for their new assignments in the different parishes and other posts covered by the Diocese here. Majority of the priests have held their positions for as long as eight years maximum since the last reshuffling by then Bishop John F. Du, who was transferred last year following his appointment by the Vatican as the Archbishop of Palo, Leyte. Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes made the official announcement following the concelebrated Chrism Mass…
  • NGCP issues 'yellow' alert status for April 16

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    MANILA, April 15 — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has issued a "yellow" status from the power supply outlook for Wednesday (April 16) in Luzon, according to NGCP’s spokesperson Atty. Cynthia Alabanza. The outlook indicates that there is an available capacity of 7,885 megawatts (MW), for the area, with an estimate usage of 7,430 MW and a reserve of 455 MW. ”This means that no brownouts are occurring or are imminent, but only that reserves fall below the minimum required by the Philippine grid code, currently pegged at 647 MW,” Alabanza…
  • Palo Archdiocese launches Club 40 to respond to needs of poor, disaster victims

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    By Perla G. Lena TACLOBAN CITY, April 15 (PNA) — The Archdiocese of Palo is encouraging its residents to be part of the ‘Club 40’ and of the community that responds to the needs of the poor and victims of disasters. Rev. Fr. Amadeo Alvero of the Social Action Center of the archdiocese said that ‘Club 40’ is a project of the Archdiocese of Palo Caritas Inc. (APCI) in coordination with Alay Kapwa that was launched simultaneous with the observance of Palm Sunday. The project that encourages faithful to give one peso a day for 40 days was patterned after the…
  • Former NFA Administrator Tanchaco passes away

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    MANILA, April 15 — Jesus “Jess” T. Tanchanco, Sr. succumbed to cardiac arrest Monday afternoon (April 14). Tanchanco was administrator of the National Food Authority (NFA) from 1972 to 1986. He left behind his wife, Alice Martinez-Tanchanco and four children Jesus Jr., Alfredo, Ma. Carina, and Tomas. Employees of the NFA in Quezon City were shocked to learn of Tanchanco’s untimely demise. It was during his time when NFA achieved its finest glory as an agency. He was responsible in uniting the NFA as an agency and its people. Tanchanco was also the man behind the…
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  • US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
  • Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city.
  • Moldova region urges Russia, EU to recognise independence

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday called on Russia and the international community to recognise its independence, as fears grew that it could become a new flashpoint in East-West tensions. The leader of Transdniestr, in an interview with AFP, called on the EU to recognise the Russian-speaking statelet as independent, saying it was vital to ensuring stability in the region following rising tensions in Ukraine. Yevgeny Shevchuk said: "The European Union must recognise Transdniestr which does not present and will not present any risk for it. "Only…
  • Detained Berlusconi ally taken ill in Lebanon

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill.
  • Detroit leaders launch grants for small businesses

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    Detroit government, development and philanthropic leaders launched a grant program Wednesday intended to help boost small businesses in the city and the two communities it surrounds. Mayor Mike Duggan ...
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  • Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum Dragontrail Glass test

    Louie Diangson
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:46 am
    Looks like Cherry Mobile wants to prove that their Omega Spectrum is indeed packing a tough Dragontrail glass and has published a video on their Facebook page of it being tested. The short video below shows the Omega Spectrum’s Dragontrail Glass being scratched and jabbed by sharp objects – pin, coin, metal ruler, cutter, and a pair of scissors. No drop test though. Post by Cherry Mobile. There’s a healthy discussion going on in the comments section of our Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum VS MyPhone Agua Rio article. If you’re planning to buy any of these phones, be sure…
  • LG G3 confirmed with 2K WQHD display, but 640 DPI?

    Kevin Bruce Francisco
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Sony, Samsung, and HTC have all unveiled their frontrunners and all that’s left from the big Android manufacturers is LG. The South Korean company has already confirmed that the soon-to-be-released LG G3 will in fact come with 2K display, but a benchmark photo shows the display to have 640dpi which is a bit unbelievable. The benchmarked smartphone above was reported 99.99% to be the LG G3, and it shows that the device will be running on Adreno 330 GPU side-by-side a Qualcomm processor so it’s just logical to assume it will be a Snapdragon 801. Partner those with its WQHD screen…
  • DOST supercomputer now up and running

    Bob Freking
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Last year, we reported that PAGASA is getting an IBM supercomputer to help in weather forecasting in the Philippines. Fast forward to the present, the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer is up and running through the Department of Science & Technology (DOST). The Blue Gene/p Supercomputer The supercomputer arrived last November and has been tested since January. It now enters operation upon the recent opening of the Philippine Genome Center, Core Facility for Bioinformatics at U.P. Diliman. It is expected to bring local researching to the next level as it will not only focus on…
  • Future Smartwatches should ALL have this…

    Ronnie Bulaong
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:39 pm
    One of the more prevalent drawbacks of wearable devices such as smartwatches is battery or, more precisely, the need to replenish the juice every so often. But that won’t be the case for too long as the researchers over at KAIST may have found a solution for this problem and it comes in form of a tiny and flexible sheet of glass fabric that generates power by using the human body heat. Thermoelectric Generators, the technology used by KAIST researchers on their prototype, has been around since ages. However, previous attempts at TE Generators were only either flexible but generates less…
  • Turn your iPhone into a Gameboy with G-Pad

    Ronnie Bulaong
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Nintendo Gameboy consoles may have seen better days, but its legacy (and some of its popular game titles) still lives on through various emulators. However, in the touchscreen-dominated-world we live in, on-screen buttons just doesn’t offer the same level of gusto as thumbing on a set of physical buttons. This is where the G-Pad comes in; a small silicon sleeve that fits nicely into an iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 5C, iPod Touch 5th Gen and iPad Mini. No fancy features, no extra batteries, just a set of buttons that lays on top of the screen which kicks the Gameboy experience up a notch. The G-Pad…
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  • Habal-Habal: The Philippine Motorcycle That Gives 10 People a Ride

    Mong Palatino
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:01 pm
    This Habal-Habal has extensions consisting of wooden planks across the seat of the motorcycle. Photo by Sherbien Dacalanio, Copyright @Demotix (9/8/2012) How many people can ride a motorcycle? In some parts of the Philippines, this two-wheeled vehicle can carry 10 passengers with their baggage. This unique mode of transportation is called Habal-Habal or Skylab. Habal-Habal is a popular way of travelling in many areas of Mindanao, located in southern Philippines. It is used especially in remote villages with rough and narrow roads. Farmers also need the Habal-Habal to transport their goods to…
  • Why Filipinos Became Early Adopters of Western Music

    Mong Palatino
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Le Minh Khai refers to the book of D. R. M. Irving in explaining the long history of Filipino musicians playing Western music: …there was a rich experience of musical contact and exchange between Spaniards and Filipinos that began not long after the Spaniards established their control over the Philippines in the sixteenth century. Filipinos therefore learned Western musical forms long before many other peoples in Asia, and that to some extent can explain why they started to be sought after in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when aspects of Western culture started to take hold in…
  • PHOTOS: Birdwatching in Southern Philippines

    Mong Palatino
    16 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    Pied Triller. Photo by Arnold Alamon. There are more than 600 bird species in the seven thousand islands of the Philippines which means there are plenty of opportunities to watch the graceful beauty of these flying creatures. Further, thousands of migratory birds can be seen in the islands since the country is located in the Asia-Pacific flyway. Unfortunately, bird habitats are threatened by development aggression projects and the rapid destruction of the natural environment. In recent years, birdwatching has become more than a fun activity organized by amateurs and scientists across the…
  • Philippines’ Makati City is Selfie Capital of the World

    Mong Palatino
    11 Mar 2014 | 6:40 am
    A map by TIME magazine showing Makati in the Philippines as ‘selfie capital’ of the worldMakati City, the financial district of the Philippines, was tagged by TIME Magazine as the ‘selfie capital’ of the world. Curiously, it was listed alongside Pasig, an eastern suburb of Manila. Written by Mong Palatino · comments (0) Donate · Share: facebook · twitter · googleplus · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious
  • Praise for Southeast Asia’s Winter Olympians

    Mong Palatino
    24 Feb 2014 | 10:04 am
    Yohan Goncalves Goutt representing East Timor in the Men's Slalom event.It does not snow in the Philippines and East Timor but the two Southeast Asian countries were represented in the recently concluded 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Yohan Goncalves Goutt, who qualified for the men’s Slalom event, became the first Timorese athlete to compete at the Winter Olympic Games. Meanwhile, Michael Martinez of the Philippines became Southeast Asia's first figure-skater in the Games. Yohan founded East Timor's ski federation and raised $75,000 to fulfill his Olympic dream. He competed in the…
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  • Just another imperialist bully

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:35 pm
    THE death of Mao Zedong in 1976 led to the dominance of Deng Xiaoping and his like-minded colleagues in the Chinese leadership. To Mao’s insistence that China should hew to the socialist path of development, Deng argued that “it doesn’t matter whether a cat is white or black so long as it catches mice”–i.e., that capitalism could just as well, and even better drive, China’s development. Thirty-eight years later it seems that Deng had a point. Although socialist in name, China is now a capitalist society. It has the world’s second largest economy, and its cities throb with…
  • The 118-year war

    29 Mar 2014 | 10:58 am
    THEY WERE “insurrectos” during the late Spanish period, “insurgents” during formal US occupation, and “insurgents” still today. Echoing the country’s former and current colonizers, the Philippine government calls what the guerillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) are waging an “insurgency.” But more accurately can it be described as a war–and a war that has been going on for over a century. That war has been described as “the longest running” of its kind in Asia and quite probably in the entire world. Forty-five years have passed since the founding of the NPA in…
  • Sticks and stones

    21 Feb 2014 | 4:36 am
    THE FEBRUARY 18 decision of the Supreme Court is at best only a partial victory for free expression. The Court declared the provisions of the Cyber Crime Prevention Act of 2012 (RA10175) on unsolicited commercial communications (Section 4c3), real-time collection of traffic data (Section 12), and blocking access to computer sites found in violation of the Act unconstitutional. These were among the key provisions the petitioners against the Act had identified as unconstitutional and infringing on several rights including the right to free expression. The Court also declared Section 5 of the…
  • The center cannot hold

    27 Dec 2013 | 3:08 pm
    IN A piece that won’t win any Pulitzer Prize, one of those individuals on whom the media have conferred the title of “political analyst”– Ramon Casiple– asked if Benigno Aquino III was committing political suicide. It was a question more rhetorical than literal. Casiple’s answer is yes, the country’s President, with three more years to go before he leaves office, has been killing himself politically. He cited as proof Mr. Aquino’s statements and actions in the last six months or so of this particularly problematic year. On the pork barrel issue, for example, Casiple…
  • Monkey in the driver’s seat

    20 Dec 2013 | 3:38 pm
    THE December 16 Metro Manila bus disaster in which 22 people lost their lives and 20 more were injured was far from unique. On the same day, in Badian, Cebu, a drunken bus driver lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve and killed several people, including his own wife and daughter. Barely two months ago, on October 9, a bus collided with a truck in Atimonan, Quezon, and smashed into two other buses, two cargo trucks, a trailer truck and a van that were going in the other direction. Twenty people were killed and 54 others were injured. In 2010, a bus crash in Balamban, Cebu,…
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  • The first 90 MP smartphone in the world is from the Philippines

    Jehzeel Laurente
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:21 am
    Whoa! The first 90 MP phone in the world is the Yesss Yaman Phone by OLX Philippines. At first I thought it was a typo, but it’s REAL. It really has a 90-megapixel camera! The first in the... What you're reading now is a summary of my latest post. If you want to read the full post and you want to leave a comment, please visit my website. Yay!
  • My entries for the 2014 Ragnarok Headgear Design Competition

    Jehzeel Laurente
    16 Mar 2014 | 10:24 am
    The Philippine Ragnarok Online headgear competition will soon be over. Good thing I was able to finish and submit my entries just now. Btw, here are the rest of the submitted entries. I really hope... What you're reading now is a summary of my latest post. If you want to read the full post and you want to leave a comment, please visit my website. Yay!
  • Tired of online gaming? Make your life a game with Lifebit!

    Jehzeel Laurente
    26 Feb 2014 | 12:01 pm
    If you’re sick and tired of online games and desktop games, just sitting in your beloved chair the entire day, staring in front of your computer, laptop, or tablet, leveling up, collecting... What you're reading now is a summary of my latest post. If you want to read the full post and you want to leave a comment, please visit my website. Yay!
  • Philip Marco “Coy” Caballes

    Jehzeel Laurente
    16 Jan 2014 | 7:17 pm
    This is my only picture with Coy (na walang ibang kasama) during the Google DevFest 2008 WordCamp Philippines 2009 event at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Makati last September 19, 2009.... What you're reading now is a summary of my latest post. If you want to read the full post and you want to leave a comment, please visit my website. Yay!
  • Top 5 things you can donate to Yolanda typhoon victims

    Jehzeel Laurente
    12 Nov 2013 | 4:50 am
    I would like to share this simple, but helpful infographic from about the top 5 things you can donate to Yolanda victims. Feel free to share this with your friends in Lifebit, Twitter,... What you're reading now is a summary of my latest post. If you want to read the full post and you want to leave a comment, please visit my website. Yay!
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  • ISRAEL: "Enroute to the Holy Land" (Day 0. MNL ✈ HKG ✈ TLV) @IsraelTourism

    Anton Diaz
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    We  joined Bro. Bo Sanchez's  “Receive Your Miracle” 10-Day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land last February 2014. It was life-changing blessed experience that every Christian should go to at least once in their lifetime. It's best to go with your special someone, and a great time to renew your vows. This Holy Week, I'll share with you a photo essay of our day-by-day experience throughout the pilgrimage. May these photo essays bless you and inspire you to go to Holy Land one of these days. Let's start at the beginning of our journey from Manila to Israel...
  • "HOPE RISING!" (@BayaniChallenge Week 1) #WalangIwanan

    Anton Diaz
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    (Bayanihan. A daily sight at Pago, Tanauan, Leyte.) Every Friday, we will publish a photo essay of a wrap-up of the Bayani Challenge Activities for the week.  BAYANI CHALLENGE WEEK 1: "HOPE RISING!"Zamboanga, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Negros Occidental had an opening program to kick off their Bayani Challenge during Araw ng Kagitingan. Antique opened their Bayani Challenge today, April 10. Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Samar, Palawan and Eastern Samar continues their preparation for the big day. Palawan will be starting on April 21 while Eastern Samar will start on the 23rd.   Check…
  • RED ONION CAFE (红葱头 Hong Cong Tou): Taiwanese Beef Noodles, Crispy Dumplings, and Home Cooking @UP_TownCenter

    Anton Diaz
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    RED ONION CAFE (红葱头 Hong Cong Tou)  is a Taiwanese Restaurant specializing in Taiwanese Beef Noodles (the Ramen of Taiwan), Crispy Dumplings, and Taiwanese comfort food favorites like Lu Rou Rice and dumplings, or chicken with Sichuan Mala Chili Oil.  The name is a tribute to Red Onions or Shallots -- the ingredient that gives flavor and is present in most Taiwanese food. It is proudly conceptualized here in Manila by Taiwanese Wen-Szu Lin and local partner Mark Endaya, who plan to expand the concept both locally and the rest of South East Asia. We tried Red Onion Cafe…
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  • No Update Required Your WordPress database is already up-to-date! Problem After WordPress Upgrade

    Dexter Panganiban
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Just before I made this post, I kept on experiencing a loop in my WordPress. I cannot access my dashboard and every time I go to my Login-In page, it keeps on going back to my home page. So If you keep on getting an error as shown below after your WordPress Upgrade : No Update Required  Your WordPress database is already up-to-date! Problem After WordPress Upgrade You need to reboot your server. Just for your information,  I am using Dreampress and I do have VPS account with Dream host. Based on my research this might be because of the Varnish Cache.  Just sharing what I have experienced…
  • Want To Start a Business? Try eCommerce site

    Dexter Panganiban
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Building an eCommerce page for a business is not for the faint of heart.  With a proper eCommerce site, every person can build their business in ways that they could not previously.  With everyone living in a digital world, the internet is the best place to disseminate information, market products and brand a business.  With eCommerce marketing tools, a business can increase sales and begin brand new marketing campaigns all through their website rather than doing so in traditional radio or print ads. First and foremost, an eCommerce site is a great place to offer goods for sale and allow…
  • Nokia X Now Available in the Philippines Priced @ Php 5990

    Dexter Panganiban
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:05 am
    March 11, 2014 was a historic day as Filipinos who love Nokia and the Android platform can now be experienced into a device as Nokia Philippines launched the Nokia X Nokia X specifications: Dual micro sim, dual standby Nokia X Software Platform OS (based on AOSP) 4 inch capacitive WVGA display Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon dual core chipset 4 GB ROM (1.2 GB usable), 512 RAM 3.2 MP rear camera, no front camera Quadband 2G, dual band 3G FM Radio Micro SD expandable up to 32 GB 1500 mah The operating system inside of it (Nokia X Software Platform) was based on the Android Open Source Platform…
  • NOKIA X Android Phone Philippines Launch on March 11

    Dexter Panganiban
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:55 am
    Photo Credit : Looks like Nokia x will be launch in Philippine Mobile market on March 11, 2014. We just received a PR invite for the launch but unfortunately I am out of the country by that date. Let’s see if I can send a representative to take some photos of the event. Nokia X is an Android based mobile phone that was first introduced at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. It’s a low cost mobile phone from Nokia which will to capture the android market dominated by Samsung and LG. It is a dual-SIM phone with a mediocre 4-inch 800×480 screen.
  • How Can You View Survey Results?

    Dexter Panganiban
    28 Feb 2014 | 10:23 pm
    If you use EarthImager 3D software to create the results for your survey, you do need to know how to view those results. After all, you need to study the results when the survey is done, you need to send the results to the office or the lab or further analysis, and you may even need to share them with the people who own the property, depending on why the survey was carried out in the first place. What are the main ways in which you can look at the images that you have created? Of course, the easiest way is to use the software itself and look at the images on a computer screen. You will need a…
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    Philippine Travel Blog - The Travelers Guide to Philippine Destinations

  • Staging of the 19th International Hot Air Balloon Fest started

    Raffy Pedrajita
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Captain Joy Roa, the President of the Phil. International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has sealed the partnership with Clark Development Corporation, the Clark International Airport Auhtority and the Bases Conversion Development Authority  for the 2015 PIHABF and the succeeding two years more. The annual hot air balloon fiesta will be held in Clark and it [...] Related posts: 11th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Pampanga PIHABF Official Statement about the 19th Hot Air Annual Fiesta 12th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Flying. More fun in the Philippines! Catch the…
  • Petron creates fuels for Pinoy motorists

    Raffy Pedrajita
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Petron takes pride in its capability to formulate world-class products for Pinoy motorists. The company has been in the country for more than 80 years and they know the business including road conditions here. And its the job of the R&D team to constantly create fuels that will deliver optimum efficiency for every type of [...] Related posts: EURODIESEL IV is here, UniOil first to roll out SkyScanner reveals best time for Pinoy to book travels Airphil Express is now PAL Express Toyota Vios 2013 model unveiled in PH market
  • Mazda 3 model 2014 with SkyActiv tech pricing in PH

    Raffy Pedrajita
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Motoring fans will be glad to see the 2014 Mazda 3 with SkyActiv technology. Our partner site has featured the Mazda 6 with the same technology and they got an average of 18km/liter consumption. Check the story here. The 2014 smaller Mazda is now out and the guys at Mazda PH have been testing [...] Related posts: Toyota Vios 2013 model unveiled in PH market PH flag carrier will fly 11x from Japan (Haneda) to Ph Covering Sinulog de Kabankalan 2014 Just Add Water: SeaFair 2014
  • Sikat Pinoy 2014 National Food Fair starts on March 26

    Raffy Pedrajita
    22 Mar 2014 | 11:25 pm
    The annual event that has been put up by the DTI – Bureau of Domestic Trade called Sikat Pinoy, a national domestic trade fair to provide Filipino entrepreneurs with a venue to showcase their products and expand their market presence. This is in line with the DTI-BDT’s mandate to promote the domestic market for MSMEs. [...] Related posts: The Travel Mart Philippines 2014 Unfolds this March World Food Expo 2013 due next week! Air Asia FREE Seats March 2014 Destination: National Boodle day by Blackbeard’s Seafood Island
  • PH flag carrier will fly 11x from Japan (Haneda) to Ph

    Raffy Pedrajita
    20 Mar 2014 | 2:21 am
    Good news to all regular visitors to Japan! Philippine Airlines has just announce that it will start to fly 11 times daily! The PH flag carrier Philippine Airlines has a daily flight between Manila and Tokyo Cebu and Tokyo five times a week. Additionally, beginning March 30, 2014 PAL will fly 11 times via Haneda [...] Related posts: PAL Introduces EconoLight Class CAAP suspends AirAsia’s local carrier Zest Air for safety problems PAL’s Manila-Brazil direct flights may soon be a go! Good News: Japan grants multiple VISA for Pinoys
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    Vista Pinas

  • Pacific War Memorial Dome

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Today, April 9, is a Philippine holiday named Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) also known as the Bataan and Corregidor Day. This day marks the Fall of Bataan in 1942 when American and Filipino troops surrendered to the invading Japanese forces during World War II. Inside the Pacific War Memorial dome showing the oculus on top and the marble altar underneath. © Carmelo Bayarcal (CC) To commemorate this occasion, I would like to finally feature a sight on the historic island of Corregidor. Located near the highest point of the island at the area called the Topside, the Pacific War…
  • Kaybiang Tunnel

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Before 2013, if you wanted to go to the beaches and coves of Nasugbu, Lian, and Calatagan in Batangas, the shortest route was through the popular tourist City of Tagaytay. And as anybody who have been to that city knows, Tagaytay on weekends is chocked with traffic. Fortunately, the Kaybiang Tunnel was officially opened last July 1, 2013 and this provides an alternate and equally scenic route to the said beach towns. View of the western entrance of Kaybiang Tunnel. © Schadow1 Expeditions Kaybiang Tunnel can be reached by arriving first at the town of Naic via A. Soriano Highway if…
  • Philippine Eagle Center

    23 Mar 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Appropriately set in the tropical rainforest area of the Malagos watershed reservation in the Baguio District of Davao City, the Philippine Eagle Center (official web page, Facebook page) is the main site dedicated to the conservation of the country’s national bird, the Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) also known as haribon which means “bird-king”. The Philippine Eagle Center is operated by the Philippine Eagle Foundation and both were established in 1987 in order to help preserve the species. The foundation successfully bred its first 2 chicks, Pag-asa and…
  • Caleruega

    19 Mar 2014 | 7:40 am
    One of the crazily popular wedding venues near Metro Manila is Caleruega (Facebook page), specifically the Chapel of the Transfiguration whose facade (shown below) is a favorite among wedding photographers. (It’s also possible that they’re sick and tired of taking a photo this chapel already. Hehehe.) The picturesque facade of the Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega. © Jojo Nicdao (CC) Caleruega is actually a retreat center run by the Dominicans located in the eastern end Nasugbu, Batangas and is often mistaken as part of Tagaytay because of its proximity to the tourist city.
  • Filipino Community Center in Seattle, WA

    13 Mar 2014 | 6:35 am
    It’s been almost two years since I’ve last featured an overseas Filipino-related sight here in Vista Pinas, so I’m now featuring the Filipino Community Center (website) in Seattle, Washington in the United States. This is actually the second sight found in Seattle (the first one is the Dr. José Rizal Park), but while the park is just named after the National Hero, the community center is a focal point for the Filipino-American community in the Pacific Northwest. Preparations for an event that was held outside the Filipino Community Center in Seattle, Washington. ©…
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    Touched by An Angel

  • The most important job is also the #worldstoughestjob

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    The most important job is also the #worldstoughestjob is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Unlimited hours. No breaks. This video contains a powerful message which you need to watch till the end. This is about a fake job where it was posted online and in newspapers at a company called Rehtom Inc. with the job posting: director of operations with these requirements The requirements sounded nothing short of brutal: • Standing up almost all the time • Constantly exerting yourself • Working from 135 to unlimited hours per week • Degrees in medicine, finance and culinary arts necessary…
  • Oh these funny memes featuring Kim Henares, Mommy D #PacBradley

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Oh these funny memes featuring Kim Henares, Mommy D #PacBradley is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger The memes are really funny. Mommy D and Kim Henares are the top winners after Manny Pacquiao won over Tim Bradley via unanimous decision. In a report from USA today, “Manny Pacquiao’s mother, Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao, was just as entertaining as the action in the ring. As her son fought Timothy Bradley, Dapridran-Pacquaio was dealing with the stress of a prize fight as best she could. The commentators speculated that she may have been trying to put a hex on Bradley. She instantly…
  • Benefits of teaching kids age-appropriate chores

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Benefits of teaching kids age-appropriate chores is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Some of the important lessons that can benefit children as they grow can be taught at home. Teaching kids to do chores is a rewarding experience not only for children but for parents as well. One of the significant roles of parents is to set a good example for their children.  Remember that young kids learn by observing and following their parents or guardians.  Be a good role model to your children by leading through example. Children who are taught to do chores at an early age are more likely to have…
  • Parents leave two legacies to their kids- one is roots, the other wings

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    Parents leave two legacies to their kids- one is roots, the other wings is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Parents leave behind two legacies to their children— one is roots, the other wings. It starts with being responsible parents. Whenever news about a mother is sensationalized or controversial, my readers ask for my reaction. I tell them that I cannot judge on what a parent should or should not do. Like any parent, I made mistakes in the past, learned from them and never did it again. Now the next question comes up with “How do you know whether you are being responsible or…
  • Take a break: yummy Jollibee KIT KAT Mix-ins

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Take a break: yummy Jollibee KIT KAT Mix-ins is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Do you catch yourself yelling in your mind any of these questions? “I’m so busy! I don’t even have time to eat.” “I need more than 24 hours in the day.” “I don’t have time for that.” “I wish I had more time for myself.” Well, if you do, then just say “I need a break”. Sometimes it is just not possible but you can always take a quick break. Creating more personal time tops the list of goals many of us hope to accomplish. It takes as…
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  • When even the Chinese liberals keep silent

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    By Glenn David MANILA: When a government is known to censor truth and suppress freedom of speech, why do its citizens easily take to the streets in protest against their Asian neighbors? The Chinese liberals and pro-democracy groups have kept … Continue reading →
  • Can PH face up to the AEC challenge?

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:56 pm
    By Ernesto M. Pernia A plethora of explanations has been advanced as to why the Philippines falls well behind the other four Asean originals (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia). These range from the protectionist policies for “infant industries,” political instability particularly … Continue reading →
  • usaping tsina

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:35 am
    painit nang painit ang usapin.  patindi nang patindi ang mga banat ng tsina sa west philippine sea; itinataboy ang ating mga mangingisda (tinira ng watercannon noong enero) at nanghaharang ng supply boats to ph outposts like the sierra madre wreck … Continue reading →
  • The Predictable Failure of HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention in the Philippines

    29 Mar 2014 | 10:18 pm
    By Godofredo U. Stuart, MD In the late 80s, I became immersed in the HIV epidemic in the U.S. So little was known then, a time of ignorance and fear—when doctors were afraid to take on HIV patients, even afraid … Continue reading →
  • HIV alert… the vernacular of sex

    26 Mar 2014 | 4:40 am
    448 fresh HIV cases reported for the first month of the year … 118 of the new HIV patients belong to the 15 to 24 age bracket. … 50% or 224 patients are from Metro Manila, 16% from the Calabarzon, … Continue reading →
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    GMA News Online

  • Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    AUCKLAND - Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting with some of the 700 guests gathered to celebrate the political party he launched last month to promote Internet freedom.
  • MLS: Atlanta to launch franchise on Wednesday

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    ATLANTA - Atlanta is expected to announce on Wednesday that it has landed a Major League Soccer expansion team that will play beginning in 2017 in the city's new open-air stadium downtown.
  • NBA: Rockets sign Josh Powell

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    The Houston Rockets signed center Josh Powell, the team announced Wednesday.
  • Cleveland Clinic exports health care services to Middle East

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    Saudi Arabia's late king, Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, went there for heart surgery. The late United Arab Emirates president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, traveled 7,000 miles to get there for his kidney transplant. For decades the Cleveland Clinic has provided healthcare to the upper echelons of Middle Eastern society who fly halfway across the world for treatment at the Ohio-based private medical center.
  • Cuba looks to cooperatives to slow rise of capitalism

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    HAVANA - Cuba's slow, cautious reforms to revive its state-run economy suddenly burst into life at businesses like Karabali, a Havana nightclub owned by a 21-member cooperative.
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    Daily Contributor

  • Globe launches the Galaxy Forever Plan for Samsung Galaxy fanatics

    Jayjay Verzola
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Samsung Galaxy S5 (photo source: Samsung) With the release of Samsung Galaxy S5, Globe Telecom is also launching the Galaxy Forever Plan — an innovative program that lets Globe postpaid subscribers upgrade to the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone every year. “The Galaxy Forever Plan is perfect for Samsung Galaxy fans and users who want to get the latest Galaxy smartphone every year without any hassle,” said Raul Macatangay, Vice President for Postpaid Business and Devices at Globe. “With our strong partnership with Samsung and our established affinity with postpaid…
  • Nokia X Public Launch: Nokia X meets the Pinoys

    Press Release
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Thousands of excited Nokia fans together with intrigued mobile phone users took the fastlane to Android apps as they joined “Nokia X Races”, the public launch of the new Nokia X, last March 29 at the SM By the Bay. Attendees both young and old experienced the power of Nokia X, and saw how the best of Nokia, Microsoft, and Android came together in the awesome device. They also got their hearts racing with eXhilaratingly fun activities, special offers and freebies, and a show hosted by Nikki Gil and John Prats that included rocking performances by guest performers including Rocksteddy.
  • NudeAudio: Bares Its Sound to All, Now Available in Monochrome Black

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    NudeAudio, a new-generation audio company player in the Philippines whose founders have deep roots in product design, fashion and audio manufacturing, has launched their new monochrome black collection. With the same playful nod to the fashion industry as the signature colors, the black collection of Bluetooth speakers will come in three sizes ‘S’, ‘M’ and ‘L’. Chief Marketing Officer, Tom Old enthused, “In the fashion world, Black is a timeless classic. Having made waves with the coral and mint accent colors, we’ve chosen to introduce a monochrome black speaker for the more…
  • Game of Thrones Returns for Fourth Season April 13 on HBO/HBO HD

    Press Release
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Premiering within a week of their US premiere, the Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning GAME OF THRONES returns for its ten-episode fourth season Sunday, April 13 at 10pm, exclusively on HBO / HBO HD, followed by other episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit series is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal. Encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark…
  • Grow your business with Globe Charge

    Jayjay Verzola
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    Globe Telecom, together with G-Xchange Inc. (the operator of G-cash) and Globe myBusiness, recently launched Globe Charge — a solution that transforms mobile phones into a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) can now accept cashless payments without the need of applying for more expensive card terminals. According to GXI President Paolo Baltao, “Globe once again brings the synergy of mobile technology and cashless commerce into an entirely new dimension with Globe Charge. With just a mobile card reader plugged into a smartphone or tablet, Globe Charge…
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    Ready To Be Rich

  • Think, When You Were Still a Kid…

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Think, when you were a KID. Everything was POSSIBLE. You put a BLANKET over your back, then you became SUPERMAN. You take your mom’s BROOM and ride on it, then you became a WITCH. You climb up the TREE, not knowing that you might fall. You simply MADE IT. You just had an IDEA and […]Note:This preview is to inform you that there's a new post over at Ready To Be Rich. You may now read the full article here: Think, When You Were Still a Kid…Help your kids become Money Smart: Click here to enroll them in the Money Smart Kids Workshop.
  • How To Know If You’re Ready to Start a Business

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Many people dream of starting their own business, but unfortunately only a few are able to do so. The reasons vary – from having no business idea, to lack of startup capital; from having no time, to just being too scared of failure. In short, a lot of them delay becoming an entrepreneur because they […]Note:This preview is to inform you that there's a new post over at Ready To Be Rich. You may now read the full article here: How To Know If You’re Ready to Start a BusinessHelp your kids become Money Smart: Click here to enroll them in the Money Smart Kids Workshop.
  • Money Smart Kids Workshop: Help Your Kids Learn How To Be Financially Smart

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    What do kids learn about money in school? In my case, I remember learning two things. First, that it’s good to save money. And second, that money is the root of all evil. If you think about it, these are conflicting lessons. Why would I save money, if my teacher says it’s the reason why […]Note:This preview is to inform you that there's a new post over at Ready To Be Rich. You may now read the full article here: Money Smart Kids Workshop: Help Your Kids Learn How To Be Financially SmartHelp your kids become Money Smart: Click here to enroll them in the Money Smart Kids…
  • On Entrepreneurship and Divergent Thinking

    6 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    What is divergent thinking? Why is divergent thinking important if you want to become an entrepreneur? Below is a brilliant 3-minute video of Tina Seelig, where she explains convergent and divergent thinking. Towards the end, she shares an Oxford University entrance exam question, that applies the principle of divergent thinking ingeniously. Just like the mathematical […]Note:This preview is to inform you that there's a new post over at Ready To Be Rich. You may now read the full article here: On Entrepreneurship and Divergent ThinkingHelp your kids become Money Smart: Click here to…
  • 8 Ways To Find Profitable Business Ideas

    3 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    How do you come up with a good business idea? How do you know what type of business venture would be profitable today? In this post, we’ll take a quick look at 8 idea-generation techniques that I often use whenever I’m on a “business idea hunt“. I hope these eight strategies can help you discover […]Note:This preview is to inform you that there's a new post over at Ready To Be Rich. You may now read the full article here: 8 Ways To Find Profitable Business IdeasHelp your kids become Money Smart: Click here to enroll them in the Money Smart Kids Workshop.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Asus Brings ZenFone Series to Southeast Asia, Starting with Jakarta

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Asus recently launched it’s ZenFone series in Jakarta. Originally announced at CES earlier this year, the Asus ZenFone series is powered by Intel processors, and will come in three screen sizes, 4, 5 and 6-inches. Already available in Taiwan and China, the smartphones will soon be coming to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. No news yet on when it will come to the Philippines, but I’m hoping it does soon, considering the decent mid-range specs and price. ASUS ZENFONE 4 The 4-inch model, hence the name ZenFone 4, comes with a TFT 800×480 resolution screen (233 ppi),…
  • Alleged Apple iPhone 6 Front Panel Image Leaked

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Is this a photo of the Apple iPhone 6 front panel? Probably. Probably not. Now that the Android flagships have been announced, we’re all waiting for what Apple has in store for us. And with news that the iPhone 6 is increasing its screen size, I guess its only natural that leak images of a bigger screen (or in this case, a front panel) comes out. Alleged iPhone 6 screen, beside an iPhone 5s. Image from GSM Arena. Remember, take the image with a huge grain of salt. For all we know, this could be fake, a prototype, or made for iPhone clones. But if it isn’t, then Apple affectionados…
  • Starmobile NFC Tags Announced

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    Starmobile announced on their Facebook page that they will be releasing their own NFC tags to compliment the Starmobile Octa. I’m assuming you can pre-program specific commands to automatically activate when your NFC-capable phone comes in contact with the tags. Or you can even program the tags themselves to give out  details like contact numbers or URLs via NFC. The Starmobile NFC Tags are listed as “coming soon.” So you might be awhile before its out in stores. I tried programming tags to automate some functions before using an Android app and some key cards we…
  • You Might Need to Change Passwords because of the Heartbleed Bug

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm
    This piece of news has been around for awhile now. But for those who do not know, a bug known as the Heartbleed Bug was recently discovered. In a nutshell, its an encryption flaw that will enable someone to secretly gain access to compromised servers of your most used or visited sites and have access to personal account information such as passwords, personal account details, etc. The bug has already been patched, but the scary thing is, its been around for awhile (like December 2011). So, who knows how many accounts were compromised. I don’t need to tell you how scary that is.
  • Lenovo Introduces Three New Smartphones

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Lenovo officially announces three new affordable smartphones, namely the A316i, A680 and A859. The Lenovo A-Series sets a “value for money” footprint, giving Filipinos more new ways to get linked and stay connected 24/7 while ensuring that they enjoy the full benefits of having a smartphone. Lenovo A316i: Hip and Fun The A316i will suit the younger generation who want a hip and fun smartphone that’s easy on the pocket. The A316i is powered by 1.3GHz Dual Core CPU running on Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Operating System. Its 512MB of RAM lets users enjoy a smoother, faster and more…
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    Batangas Today

  • Rare baby camel, Ilias Debuts at Budapest Zoo in Hungary

    Alex Jusi Madlangbayan
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    Rare baby camel named Iris Credit: A rare baby camel named Ilias made his first appearance at the Budapest Zoo, one of the world’s oldest zoos, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Watch the video of Ilias, the rare baby camel, by clicking here. Ilias was born last April 9 to its eight-year-old mother Iris, whose maternal line has lived at the zoo for several generations. According to reports, the said camel is one of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species. Zoltan Hanga, a spokesperson for Budapest Zoo, said that “When he was born there were problems, the baby was…
  • Ferry Sinks in South Korea: Sewol ferry carries 459 passengers

    Alex Jusi Madlangbayan
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:26 am
    South Korea ferry sinks Credit: Yonhap A ferry reportedly sank off the southern coast in South Korea on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The South Korean ferry, named Sewol, sinks with 459 passengers, with 292 still missing and 4 confirmed dead. Check out the video of the sunken South Korea ferry by clicking here. Reports say that most of the passengers of the sunken ferry were high school students scheduled for a four-day trip to the South Korean tourist island of Jeju. Ships and helicopters were quickly deployed by authorities to help in the search and rescue of the ferry passengers. The sinking…
  • Pacquiao vs Bradley: Results of Undercard Bouts

    Alex Jusi Madlangbayan
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Pacquiao vs Bradley Credit: Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Manny Pacquiao regains the WBO Welterweight title after beating Timothy Bradley in 12-rounds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, April 12, 2014. After 12-rounds of boxing, the judges scored the Pacquiao vs Bradley fight, 118-110, 116-112, 116-112, all for the Filipino boxer. Before the Pacquiao vs Bradley rematch, three equally exciting pay-per-view undercard bouts were witnessed by boxing fans. Below is the complete results of the Pacquiao vs Bradley undercard bouts. Raymundo Beltran vs. Arash…
  • Corvette Museum Sinkhole Workers Retrieves 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06

    Alex Jusi Madlangbayan
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    A Corvette Museum sinkhole has eaten up eight cars in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky last February 12, 2014. On Wednesday, April 9, the last Corvette car, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06, was hauled out of the museum sinkhole. Watch the video of the Corvette Museum Sinkhole car retrieval efforts by clicking here. Reports say that the Corvette museum sinkhole buried and crumpled the Z06 in dirt and rocks underneath the museum surface. The Z06 reportedly features a 700 horsepower engine. After the Z06 discovery on Monday, it took three days before workers was able to take the…
  • Valeria Lukyanova, Human Barbie Shares Thoughts on Mixed Race Couples

    Alex Jusi Madlangbayan
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Valeria Lukyanova: Ukrainian Human Barbie Credit: GQ Valeria Lukyanova is now trending on the internet after expressing her ideas about mixed race couples during a recent interview with GQ Magazine. According to Michael Idov, the interview with Valeria Lukyanova was held at Kamasutra, a Indian-like restaurant in Ukraine. Check out some of Valeria Lukyanova’s photos and videos by clicking here. The 28-year-old Valeria Lukyanova told GQ that the growing number of mixed race couples has led to the “degeneration of beauty.” Valeria Lukyanova, a Ukrainian human Barbie doll…
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  • Manny Pacquiao beats Timothy Bradly 118-110 Unanimous Decision

    Kevin Paquet
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    The Philippine Boxing Pride, the People’s Champ from the Sarangani Province has done it once again. Manny Pacquiao’s impressive late-game performance has given him a 118-110 unanimous decision win over the titleholder Timothy Bradly in the recently concluded boxing match at the MGM Grand. Thank you to everyone who watched the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy […] The post Manny Pacquiao beats Timothy Bradly 118-110 Unanimous Decision appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
  • Timothy Bradley vs Manny Pacquiao II – Watch Live for Free

    Kevin Paquet
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Update: I’ve found a working live stream that I’m using. I’m on Smart LTE, so it’s not buffering on my end. Hope it works for you guys too. Click here. We’re running a little late with providing a live for free stream for Timothy Bradley vs Manny Pacquiao II — and that’s mainly because we haven’t […] The post Timothy Bradley vs Manny Pacquiao II – Watch Live for Free appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
  • AirAsia Zest to undergo system upgrade

    Kevin Paquet
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:52 pm
    MANILA, 10 April 2014 – As part of AirAsia Zest’s continuous effort to provide enhanced online experience for guests, the airline will be carrying out a system upgrade and maintenance of its website ( starting from 11 – 12 April 2014. Online flight booking services via website and mobile will be temporarily unavailable from 10pm […] The post AirAsia Zest to undergo system upgrade appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
  • Get Free iTunes GC Codes

    Kevin Paquet
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:55 pm
    If you’re looking for a way to earn free iTunes credits, or say, iTunes Gift Cards — you’ve come to the right place. A simple service allows you to try apps for free while earning points. These points can be exchanged for free iTunes gift card codes and gift cards of other providers as well. […] The post Get Free iTunes GC Codes appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
  • Pinoy Teens goes Smart LTE

    Kevin Paquet
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I decided to wait 2 weeks before publishing an article about the recent network switch we’ve made, just in case Smart would crap up like Globe does at times. Who would have thought that Pinoy Teens would make the #SmartMove? Everyone who knows me personally, knows well that we’re actually using Globe for almost everything. […] The post Pinoy Teens goes Smart LTE appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
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  • The Rematch - Pacquiao Bradley 2

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
  • Fil-Am Leadership Conferences across the Nation Collaborate on a Unifying Theme
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Delegates from across the nation will, for the first time, attend Filipino  Tags Leadership Conference Your Move Pilipino American Unity for Progress, Inc UniPro Filipino Youth Leadership Program FYLPro Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration EPYC The National Federation of Filipino American Associations NaFFAA
  • Filipino Martial Arts: The Sinawali

    Eskabo Daan
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Literally translated meaning to weave, the Sinawali is a staple technique in Filipino Martial Arts (FMA). The combinations are endless beginning with as few as 4 strikes up to as many as 16. Master Joseph Bautista of Eskabo Daan and Guro Jay Jasper Pugao of Visayan Style Corto Kadena have offered their insight on the technique.  Tags Sinawali Filipino Martial Arts FMA Master Joseph Bautista Eskabo Daan Guro Jay Jasper Pugao Visayan Style Corto Kadena
  • APIAHiP's New Project Invites Asian & Pacific Islander Americans to Map Their Histories
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) announces a new crowd-sourced project to identify places across the US that matter to diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Tags APIAHiP Asian pacific islander crowd-sourcing Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation Asian Pacific Islander Americans East at Main Street Historypin National Center for Preservation Training and Technology National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Entertainment Industry Professional to Discuss Representation of Filipinos in the Media
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Los Angeles-based community organization FilAm Creative and UCLA’s Samahang  Tags FilAm Creative UCLA Samahang Pilipino Filipinos in Entertainment & Media Dante Basco Stephen Dypiangco Marc Fajardo Rembrandt Flores Peter Gonzaga Jennifer Paz
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  • Kettle: Home of the Best Buttermilk Fried Chicken

    Guia Obsum
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Best. Fried. Chicken.As usual, I dragged my mom all the way to Shangri-La Mall so I could try Kettle. I got no complaints from her as she often finds an excuse to go there, craving a little change of scenery from the usual ATC or Glorietta. We managed to be there pretty early so getting a table was not a problem, but I did made reservations just in case. Like Green Pastures and some other restaurants in the East Wing, tables were set up on either side of the resto for that faux al fresco feel.Pork and Potato Strips (P339)We started with the Pork and Potato Strips, and I was really surprised…
  • Silk Road Thai Bistro: Modern Thai in BGC

    Guia Obsum
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Follow the purple silk road...If you're hankering for some Thai food, Silk Road is probably one of the best restaurants to visit to satiate those cravings. This modern bistro is a brain child of Chef Cecille Chang, and aims to give you a contemporary Thai experience in a setting far removed from the streets of Bangkok.They have wines, cocktails, and other liquor, backed up by the bottles seen behind the bar. But when in a Thai place, I usually go for their Thai Milk Tea, the sweet blend very fitting for their spicy profferings, as the milk gently tempers each kick.Soft Shell Crab Roll…
  • FRM Bites: Figaro Coffee While Waiting

    Guia Obsum
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Figaro Coffee CompanySometimes, while waiting for my daughter to finish her classes, I'd alternate between the different coffee shops nearby. Running a couple of errands in the mall got me famished, and this time I chose to while away my time at Figaro Coffee.Pork Longganisa is my dish of choice the few times I'm there. That or their Tuna and Cheese Sandwich, depending on my mood and the size of my appetite. Sweet, with a lot of fat, this trio of sebaceous porcine meat sits teasingly beside a fried egg with a bright yellow yolk. I shouldn't be eating this, I thought, but then again, what the…
  • More Dishes to Love at Cibo

    Guia Obsum
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:09 am
    Favorites, old and new...Cibo is really one of my favorite restaurants, and though I'm happy that they have some new dishes on the menu, I still can't help but stick to old favorites at times. Two staples are the Spinachi Zola (spinach dip), which poses a challenge during every visit, since I'm torn between throwing in more spinach-laden crostini inside my mouth, or stopping at some point lest I find myself full for my main dish/es; and the other is Limone Te Freddo (lemon iced tea)---sweet, refreshing, and riddled with mint leaves---one of the best in the metro.The mains usually depend on my…
  • Mona Lisa Ristorante

    Guia Obsum
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:49 am
    For when you're hankering for some panizza this side of the metro...I've been meaning to try Mona Lisa for a long time now, and when the opportunity presented itself (we were just whiling away the time in Alabang before I had to pick up my daughter), my mom and I half-dragged my dad to an Italian lunch.The place was pretty much deserted save for a couple of tables, one occupied by ladies who lunch, and the other by a group of corporate guys. It was bright, with the sunshine streaming in through the picture windows. The formality that comes with the goblets and folded linen napkins didn't bode…
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  • Epson Ribbon Cartridge (C13S015508)

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    SPECIFICATION Model: S015016 Length(M): 12.4 Old Code: C13S015262 New Code: C13S015508 This product is suitable for use with the following machines:  Epson LQ-1060 Epson LQ-2500 Epson LQ-2500 Plus Epson LQ-2500+ Epson LQ-2550 Epson LQ-670 Epson LQ-680 Epson LQ-680 Pro Epson LQ-860
  • EPSON C13S015531 RIBBON ~FX2170/2180,LQ2070/2080/2170/2180

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:22 pm
    SPECIFICATION Brand Name: Epson Manufacturer: Epson Corporation Manufacturer Part Number: S015086 Product code:  C13S015140/C13S015531 Marketing Information: Fabric ribbon is designed for use with Epson FX2170, FX2180, LQ2070, LQ2080, LQ2170 and LQ2180 printers. Packaged Quantity: 1 Each Product Name: Black Ribbon Cartridge Product Type: Ribbon Cartridge Additional Information: Ribbon Length: 69.5 M Compatibility: FX-2170 Impact Printer FX-2180 Impact Printer LQ-2070 Impact Printer LQ-2080 Impact Printer LQ-2170 LQ-2180 Package Contents: 1 x Ribbon Recycled: No Print Technology: Dot Matrix…
  • Epson LQ-300/300+ Color Ribbon Cartridge C13S015569

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:12 pm
    S015569 Colour Ribbon Cartridge (S015077)(C13S015569) Compatible Models: LQ-300, LQ-300+, LQ-300+II
  • Epson C13S015568 Colour Fabric Ribbon Cartridge (LX-300)

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Highlights for Epson Ribbon Cartridge for LX 300+ Print Color: Color Technical Information Print Technology: Dot Matrix Print Color: Color Compatibility Epson LX 300+ Part Number: S015073 (C13S015568)
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    14 Apr 2014 | 7:10 pm
    SPECIFICATION Product Code: S015067 (Epson Global Code: C13S015067) / (C13S015566) Suits Products: DLQ-3000, DLQ-3000+, Epson DLQ-3500 Description: DLQ-3000/3000+/3500 Color Ribbon – Epson colour ribbons have to endure rigorous horizontal and vertical movement and so have been designed and engineered to the highest standards. The fabric is tough and durable and can withstand continuous stress without bleed or smudging.
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  • Lyrid Meteor Shower 2014 to Wow Stargazers on 21st and 22nd of April

    Lorena Ladao
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:52 am
    The 2014 Lyrid meteor shower is already underway. Here is your chance to go out and stargaze for a while and enjoy the meteor stream.The Lyrid meteor shower is expected to be active from April 16 to April 25.Vicente Malano, acting administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA), said the Lyrids may peak from April 21 to before dawn of
  • Ship with 476 passengers sinks off South Korea (Video)

    Lorena Ladao
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Photo Credit: Yonhap / AP A passenger ship carrying a total of 459 people, mostly high school students, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. According to Chosun report, the 6,325-ton vessel left Incheon at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and was to arrive at southern resort island of Jeju later on Wednesday. Also known as “South Korea’s Hawaii”, Jeju Island is one of the
  • April 16, 2014: Results for Grandlotto, Megalotto, Bingo, 4D, Swertres, 2D

    Lorena Ladao
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Philippine PCSO Draw Lotto Results for Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Grandlotto 6/55 Draw 28-41-12-29-11-01 Current Jackpot: Php 30,000,000.00 (0) winner Winning numbers in any order GrandLotto consolation prizes are: up to P200,000 for 5 winning numbers, up to P3,000 for 4 and P20 for 3. MegaLotto 6/45 National Draw 22-05-40-36-06-33 Current Jackpot: Php 9,000,000.00 (0) winner Winning numbers
  • April 15, 2014: Results for SuperLotto, 6/42, 6D, Bingo, Swertres, 2D)

    Lorena Ladao
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Philippine PCSO Draw Lotto Results for Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Super Lotto 6/49 Nationwide 45-34-07-06-14-30 Current Jackpot: Php 26,045,284.00 (0) winner Winning numbers in any order SuperLotto consolation prizes are: up to P70,000 for 5 winning numbers, up to P2000 for 4 and P20 for 3. 6/42 National Draw 15-30-03-31-18-01 Current Jackpot: Php 18,387,204.00 (1) winner Winning numbers in any
  • "Ghost winner" in PCSO Lotto?

    Lorena Ladao
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    There’s a ‘ghost’ in the Philippine government, a ghost project. Now, there’s an issue about another ‘ghost’ in the Philippines, a “ghost winner” in Philippine Charity Sweeptakes Office (PCSO).The Facebook page of Filipino’s Patriotism posted an alleged photo of the draw results last Monday, April 7, 2014, showing zero winners for PCSO 6/55 Grandlotto with a jackpot prize of Php 249,841,572.The
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