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  • Kathryn Bernardo issues brief reaction to PEP report confirming her relationship with Daniel Padilla

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    16 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    Kathryn Bernardo's self-titled album becomes a Gold Record on the day of its release.
  • Senate approves 2014 supplemental budget

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    17 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    MANILA -- Senators approved on third and final reading Wednesday the P22.467-billion supplemental budget, two days after the House of Representatives gave its nod on the same measure.
  • Today's American Police Force Leaves So Much to be Desired

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    13 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Long gone are the days when communities all across America looked up to the police officers who patrolled their streets and kept their neighborhoods safe. For cops back then it was a calling—almost like the priesthood—and those who answered that calling were brave, noble, larger-than-life individuals who kept Americans safe ...
  • Filipino fiesta comes alive in Dubai

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    17 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    Vibrant colours and acts were on display at the week-long celebrations of Filipino culture in Dubai this week. Students of The Philippine School (TPS) Dubai, marking their 7th founding anniversary, ...
  • Balikbayans comprise 1 of 5 Philippine tourists - Rappler

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    17 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    RapplerBalikbayans comprise 1 of 5 Philippine touristsRapplerMANILA, Philippines – Among tourists visiting the Philippines in the past two years, more than a 5th were Filipinos returning from abroad, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Tuesday, December 16. Government data showed that of the total 3,208,203 and more »
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  • Senate approves 2014 supplemental budget

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    MANILA -- Senators approved on third and final reading Wednesday the P22.467-billion supplemental budget, two days after the House of Representatives gave its nod on the same measure.
  • Pope to be served with local dishes

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    MANILA -- Pope Francis will have a chance to taste Filipino cuisine, as organizers are thinking of serving him local delicacies during his lunch with the survivors of natural calamity in Leyte next month.
  • US denies Philippines bid for Pemberton custody

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    MANILA -- The United States (US) denied Wednesday the Philippine Government's request for the turnover of custody of American Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was formally charged with murder Monday.
  • Aquino condemns attack on Pakistani school

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has joined the world in condemning Tuesday's attack on a Pakistani army-run school that left at least 141 dead, mostly children. "Today, we join the world in condemning the outrage perpetrated on innocent schoolchildren, and school officials and personnel in Peshawar, Pakistan," the Chief Executive said in a statement.
  • Palace: Condition inside Bilibid unacceptable

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:42 am
    MALACANANG said Wednesday that the condition inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City was unacceptable. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda made the statement following a raid conducted by law enforcement agencies last Monday inside the national penitentiary where illegal drugs, gadgets, sex dolls, pornographic CDs, huge amount of money and even a bathtub and a game console were recovered.
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  • Today's American Police Force Leaves So Much to be Desired

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Long gone are the days when communities all across America looked up to the police officers who patrolled their streets and kept their neighborhoods safe. For cops back then it was a calling—almost like the priesthood—and those who answered that calling were brave, noble, larger-than-life individuals who kept Americans safe ...
  • Obama, a Lincoln to millions of undocumented immigrants?

    1 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    President Obama's recent Executive Order legalizing millions of undocumented iimmigrants will mark him in history as a great President. Undocumented immigrants are the modern day slaves in American society. In constant fear, living in substandard conditions, paid low wages for backbreaking work, subjected to all kinds of abuse and exploitation - they contribute so much to American society. They produce food with their agricultural sweat, build houses and other buildings, clean them, make clothes in sweatshops, wait on restaurant tables, wash plates, care for children, care for the elderly and…
  • Pope Francis' View of God

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Filipinos preparing to welcome Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15, 2015Pope Francis would do well to be familiar with the Pontiff's recently enunciated views which have drawn fire from religious conservatives. One may recall that soon after his election, Pope Francis was criticized for refusing to "judge" gays. “When I meet a gay person, I have to distinguish between their being gay and being part of a lobby," he said. "If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? They shouldn’t be marginalized. The tendency [to homosexuality] is not the…
  • 12 Million Metro Manila Commuters Stuck in Gridlock Hell

    5 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    For much of the last month, my Facebook friends in Metro Manila have been posting comments lamenting their helplessness at being condemned to spend a great portion of what is left of their productive lives stuck in hours of traffic with no hope in sight. They now appreciate why Dan Brown described Manila in his book, Inferno, as “the gates of hell” specifically referring to its “six-hour traffic jams (and) suffocating pollution” ...
  • Why Filipino-Americans Need to Vote Democratic on November 4

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Since 1620 when the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, people the world over have migrated to America in search of a better life. Filipinos are no exception. In the '70s and '80s Filipinos who were able to left for the U.S. to escape the tyranny of the Marcos regime; today they leave is to escape the poverty and the lack of opportunity in their homeland. Whatever the reason, Filipino migrants quickly shed their old habits and attitudes and embrace American culture. And for the most part, those who—as former President Bill Clinton put it—"work hard and play by the rules" are amply rewarded…
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  • Balikbayans comprise 1 of 5 Philippine tourists - Rappler

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    RapplerBalikbayans comprise 1 of 5 Philippine touristsRapplerMANILA, Philippines – Among tourists visiting the Philippines in the past two years, more than a 5th were Filipinos returning from abroad, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Tuesday, December 16. Government data showed that of the total 3,208,203 and more »
  • Bitcoin Firm Enables Remittance Withdrawals at 450 Philippine Bank ATMs - CoinDesk

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Bitcoin Firm Enables Remittance Withdrawals at 450 Philippine Bank ATMsCoinDeskPhilippine bitcoin exchange and remittance service has added an 'instant' remittance' service to its list of options, allowing recipients to withdraw sent funds directly from a bank ATM. Using the company's mobile app, customers anywhere in and more »
  • US Rejects Philippine Request for Custody of US Soldier - Wall Street Journal

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    Daily MailUS Rejects Philippine Request for Custody of US SoldierWall Street JournalMANILA—The U.S. on Wednesday rejected the Philippines' request for custody of an American Marine accused of killing a Filipino woman, a development that, while expected, could sharpen criticism of an expanded military deal between the longtime Pacific ...US won't hand over Marine in transgender murder: PhilippinesDaily MailJennifer Laude Slaying: Philippine Government Seeks Custody Of Joseph Scott Huffington PostUS Denies Philippine's Request To Take Custody Of Murder SuspectLeadership…
  • Philippines to Upgrade Navy in S. China Sea - Voice of America

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    Voice of AmericaPhilippines to Upgrade Navy in S. China SeaVoice of AmericaThe Philippines has announced plans to further modernize its navy in the South China Sea, where it is involved in a territorial dispute with Beijing. Navy Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad said Wednesday Manila will purchase two frigates, two helicopters, and ...Philippines to get frigates, gunboats, helicopters as tension simmersThe Straits TimesChina ignores deadline to respond to Phl arbitrationPhilippine StarPH Navy's goal: At least 3 submarinesRapplerAng Malaya Netall 116 news articles »
  • Philippines, South Korea Eye Stronger Partnership Amid Chinese Protests - The Diplomat

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:16 am
    The DiplomatPhilippines, South Korea Eye Stronger Partnership Amid Chinese ProtestsThe DiplomatLast Thursday, Philippine president Benigno Aquino III suggested to his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye that the two countries should form a “comprehensive strategic partnership” during a bilateral meeting in Seoul on the sidelines of the 25th ...
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  • 12 hurt in road accident

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    TWELVE persons were injured, 10 of them elementary and high school students in Bacolod City, in a road accident in front of Bacolod City Police Office headquarters on Magsaysay Avenue around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. Injured were driver Jerry Java, 51, and Lea Epacta, 49, both residents of Purok Esmeralda, Barangay Poblacion, Bago City, along with the 10 minors aged 10 to 17, who are studying in two universities in the city.
  • Balweg: UUIFO/CRSFI Christmas Program, a - completion of Cordillerans'

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:21 pm
    LIKE the four Magi of old, four groups in the Baguio-Benguet area held their respective program during the pre-Christmas season that, for me, strongly depicted in its own way the event of events that we call the Christmas story. Chronologically, the programs were those of the Cooperative Union of Baguio City , held at Dad's Place, Buhagan Road, Baguio City on December 5, 2014; the Benguet Electric Cooperative , held at Kapangan, Benguet on December 6, 2014; the BSU Retirees Association, at the BSU Student Center on December 13, 2014; and the United Urban Indigent Farmers Organization,…
  • Legaspi: Merry Christmas

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    THE Catholic Church officially begins today, December 16, the novena for the nativity or popularly known as Aguinaldo. The early morning Masses commence December 16 and will culminate on the 24th.
  • Luczon: Figures and foolishness

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    THREE years ago, Tropical Storm "Sendong" delivered us to our knees. Lives lost and many have remained missing until now, but today we remember them like a scar in our skin, which the pain can still be felt at random moments.
  • LOOK: Globe opens Gen3 flagship stores in Philippines

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    MANILA Globe Telecom unveiled on Tuesday its Generation 3 stores simultaneously in SM North EDSA in Manila and in Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro. Globe's Gen3 stores are designed by founder and chief executive of Eight Inc. Tim Kobe, who designed the flagship Apple Store in New York.
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  • Lapu-Lapu City opens another eco-tourism attraction

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Dec. 17 — The Lapu-Lapu City government has opened another eco-tourism attraction in Olango Island off Mactan Island. The Eco-Tourism Park in Sitio Asinan in Barangay Sabang will benefit at least 24 families. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza said the park does not only attract tourists since it also provides income to the residents in Asinan. "Tourism is the backbone of our local economy. It is one of the prime movers of our city towards development," Radaza said. Jimmy Gloma, office-in-charge of Lapu-Lapu City Cooperative and Livelihood Resource Center,…
  • Albania, Brazil to lift visas for citizens

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    TIRANA, Dec. 17 — The Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday that visa regime between Albania and brazil has been lifted even for the ordinary passports of Albanian and Brazilian citizens. According to Albanian Daily News, the citizens of both countries have the opportunity to move freely from November 27, 2014. "Albanian citizens may enter and stay in the Federative Republic of brazil for short-term reasons, up to 90 days in 180 days, calculated from the first entry," said the Albanian Foreign Ministry. (PNA/Xinhua) FPV/EBP
  • Mainland individual tourists to Taiwan up 123%

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    BEIJING, Dec. 17 — Individual tourists from the Chinese mainland to Taiwan this year had reached 1.07 million by the end of November, the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office said Wednesday. Office spokesperson Fan Liqing said on Wednesday that this represented growth of 123 percent compared to the same period last year. Taiwan opened its doors to group tourists from the mainland in 2008 and to individual tourists in June 2011. According to statistics from the Taiwan side, of all mainland tourists that visited Taiwan, only 51 did not return home. Fan's comments came in response to…
  • DA releases Php70M for agri-development projects in Bicol

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 17 (PNA) – The regional office for Bicol of the Department of Agriculture (DA) bade year 2014 goodbye with the recent release of some Php62 million in funds for agricultural development projects of 30 local government units (LGUs) in the region. The money was provided through the DA’s Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP), formerly the Bottom-Up Budgeting scheme, being applied by the administration of Pres. Benigno Aquino III as a modern approach to planning in the use of government’s financial resources that is different…
  • China travel ban not yet lifted – DFA

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    ILOILO CITY, Dec. 17 –- The china travel ban has not yet been lifted since it was issued last Sept. 12, Department of Foreign Affairs Asst. Sec. Charles C. Jose said. Jose, who is here Wednesday for the Special Kapihan ng Mamayan on the West Philippine Sea Issue, clarified that the china travel ban to the Philippines has been issued because of the security threats and not really because of the ongoing territorial dispute the Chinese government has with the Philippines. The China travel ban has caused Boracay, the premier tourism destination in Western Visayas, to lose immensely about…
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  • Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. requirement that American steel be used to update an Alaska ferry terminal is causing some tension with Canadian officials.
  • Cause of death of man who killed 6 not yet known

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A coroner says that a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives didn't stab himself, as was initially reported.
  • Montana trial recalls other defense cases in US

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — More than 30 states have laws expanding the right of people to use deadly force to protect their homes or themselves. One of those states is Montana, where such a law was key to the trial of a Missoula man who shot and killed a 17-year-old German exchange student trespassing in the man's garage. The gunman was found guilty of deliberate homicide on Wednesday.
  • Indiana officer asked to stop selling 'divisive' shirts

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Some officials in the Indiana city of South Bend have called on a police officer to stop selling T-shirts that make light of the "I can't breathe" refrain used in recent protests of the police killing of a New York City man.
  • Officers cleared in killing of FSU gunman

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Grand jurors called actions of police "heroic" and cleared five officers of all wrongdoing in killing a gunman who shot at students at a Florida State University library.
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  • Blackberry Classic officially announced, goes on sale

    Carl Lamiel
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Canadian handset manufacturer Blackberry may have teased us with a pre-order of its new device a month ago, and now the company goes back to roots as it officially launches the Blackberry Classic to the public today. The Classic is believed to be the successor to the Blackberry Bold 9900 and it features the classic and iconic QWERTY mobile keyboard and trackpad every corporate user loves, along with a slew of other features we’ve seen before during the pre-order sale. It will run on its native Blackberry 10.3 OS, and can support installation of Android apps via the Amazon AppStore.
  • DTC Fiesta Plus Quick Review

    Louie Diangson
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    Looking for an Android smartphone that features a huge display with an affordable price? Then you might want to take a look at the DTC Fiesta Plus. It has a huge 6-inch display, quad-core CPU, 13 megapixel camera, 2,700mAh battery, and a sub-Php10k price tag. Find out what this phablet can offer by reading our quick review below. If the DTC Fiesta Plus looks very familiar, that is because it borrowed the design of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. It’s got a 6-inch display on the front, along with the earpiece, 2 megapixel front camera, physical home button, and two capacitive buttons for…
  • Xiaomi in Talks w/ Tesla for Php290K-worth Mini Car

    Ronnie Bulaong
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Although Xiaomi has seen huge success in the smartphone industry, they have a ton of non-tech products in their portfolio that are available in some parts of the globe. However, it seems that the Chinese company is about to embark on a new venture which, according to rumor-mongers, involves a mini car dubbed as Mistla that is believed to be retailed for only 39,999 Yuan or under 290K in our local currency. According to GizChina, speculations about the Mistla started when people started seeing Tesla bigwigs with their Tesla cars at Xiaomi offices in Beijing, China. Mock-up of the Xiaomi Mistla…
  • Here are the top 10 things Filipinos searched for in 2014

    Bob Freking
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Google has just released their lists of top searches for this year, and we’re here to check out the top searches for the Philippines. Topping off the searches is none other than Vhong Navarro (closely related to the issue Cedric Lee is at 6th), and coming at 2nd place is Flappy Bird. The death of Robin Williams stirred searches for him as well for 3rd place. Rude and Frozen follows for media, and Paolo Bediones and Jennifer Lawrence probably for their leaks. Malaysia Airlines and Meteor Garden were able to make it in to, closing the top 10. For specific categories, here are the top…
  • Instagram update comes with five new filters

    Louie Diangson
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Instagram has rolled out an update for its app on iOS and Android which brings five new filters and new features. Below are the five new filters that came with the update: Slumber Crema Ludwig Aden (or Jamae) Perpetua Along with the new filters is the new “Manage” button found at the end of your filter tray which lets you re-arrange the order of your filters and hide those you rarely use. The new filters and features mentioned above is now available on Instagram for iOS version 6.4.0, and Instagram for Android version 6.12.0. source: Instagram The post Instagram update comes with…
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  • Yexel Sebastian

    30 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Yexel SebastianAKA Yexel Fernando Sebastian1st Filipino toy collector to own three toy museums in the Philippines (2014)1st Filipino owner of Asia's largest Optimus Prime headbustQUOTE"It's a hobby I've had since I was a child. When my family, friends and I saw that my collection was getting bigger, we decided to open it to the public as a museum. This is why we now call our house, 'house-useum'..."DATE OF BIRTHMarch 12, 1982 FATHER: Vilmo SebastianMOTHER: Maria Carmen "Maricar" FernandoUSEFUL LINKSYexel Sebastian | FacebookYexel Sebastian (@yexelsebastian) | TwitterOfficial Facebook Page |…
  • Tim Liwanag

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Tim LiwanagAKA Tim Pagaduan Liwanag1st Filipino author to write a book on the apocalypse of first-century Jewish nation (2010-14)1st Filipino author to publish an e-book on fulfilled eschatology (2014)1st Filipino to conceptualize a sign language for Baybayin, the national script of the Philippines (2014)QUOTE"Learning is a journey. Writings are the signposts."DATE OF BIRTHOctober 15, 1973 BIRTHPLACEPangasinan, PhilippinesFATHER: Henry LiwanagMOTHER: Gloria Pagaduan WIFE: Mary Grace Ilano CHILDREN: Gwen and Love USEFUL LINKSGoogle+URL | Tim LiwanagWattpad | Tim LiwanagFacebook | Tim…
  • Our New Blog: Baybayin Foundry

    5 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Baybayin Foundry blog is dedicated to producing educational & quality historical art inspired by the National Script of the Philippines — Baybayin. When we say "educational" we mean edifying. Why? Well, Filipinos have a precolonial writing system that even predates the birth of Christ.Baybayin is our forefathers' legacy. It cannot be easily destroyed by any alteration whatsoever. Its typefaces, kudlits, and syllables live on! Mabuhay ang Baybayinismo!
  • Inside First Filipino

    27 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Names of First Filipino actors, teachers, singers, doctors, heroes, and other outstanding Filipino Pioneers (Trailblazers) in their respective fields are here for you.CategoriesList of Filipino PioneersNational ArtistsProfiles of the first Philippine National Artists1st Filipino National Artist in Architecture, 1st Filipina National Artist for Dance, more »Pageant WinnersFamous Filipino titleholders in male & female pageants1st Filipina Miss Universe, 1stFilipino Mister International, more »Business and EconomyShort biographies of 1st Filipino entrepreneurs1st Filipino Manufacturer of…
  • Alfredo Lagmay

    26 Jun 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Dr. Alfredo V. Lagmay1st Filipino to be the first elected Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of the Philippines (UPDP, 1970)Founding Father of the Psychological Association of the PhilippinesNational Scientist (1988)DATE OF BIRTHAugust 14, 1919 BIRTHPLACEManila, Philippines WIFE: Leticia CHILDREN: Violet, Helen, Susan, Alfredo Jr., Sulayman, Gracian, and Mahar YEAR OF DEATHDecember 15, 2005USEFUL LINKS NAST Lagmay, Alfredo V.National Scientist Alfredo V. Lagmay, Ph.D., 86Alfredo V. Lagmay, Pioneering PsychologistAlfredo V. Lagmay, 1919-2005
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  • WAGYU JAPANESE BEEF: Makati Hole-in-the-Wall Japanese Wagyu Steakhouse! (A Review)

    Anton Diaz
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    WAGYU JAPANESE BEEF is a hole-in-the-wall steakhouse in Makati specializing in Premium Japanese Wagyu. It was founded by Yoshikazu Yayano, Takayuki Hayano, and Chef Seiji Kamura. The wifey and I recently had our Christmas date here, and here are some tips on how to make yours a memorable one... WAGYU JAPANESE BEEFG-20 Sunvar Plaza Building, Amorsolo St. corner Pasay Road, Makati City 1230, PhilippinesTelephone: +632 808-9508Operating Hours: Open 10.00am to 10.00pm The Wagyu Japanese Beef store is hidden in the Sunvar Plaza with a quaint dining area.  It has a retail store on the…
  • MATI'S Meat & Bread: Balut Aligue & Angus Ribeye Steaks!

    Anton Diaz
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    MATI'S MEAT & BREAD is a casual, younger version of MELO's, created by the 2nd generation owners, Paul and Caron Macasaet. The place is named after their son Mateo, and their other children, Bianca and Tali, have their favorite dishes named after them on the menu. We were here recently for Sunday lunch with the family and here's our experience... MATI'S MEAT & BREADUnit B2, River Park, Festival Supermall, Filinvest Alabang, Muntinlupa CityTelephone: +632 847-2273 Facebook: Mati's Meat & Bread Mati's Meat & Bread Menu:…
  • THE FRUIT GARDEN: Sunshine Medley, Fairy Flush, & the Sexy Provençal Collection!

    Anton Diaz
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    The Gift Box (3 assorted jams of 120 gr - P510). The Provencal Collection: Strawberry Rose, Apricot, Peach Thyme. FRUIT GARDEN is a boutique jam maker in Asia where each fruit jam is cooked in the French tradition of small batches in copper cauldrons. It's 100% natural, with a minimum of 60% fruit content, and only fruit, sugar, and fruit pectin are used. Every Christmas season, they release limited edition luxury fruit jams in elegant packagings. This year, the Luxury Jam collection is inspired by the fruits, flowers, fresh thyme, and rose water from Provence,…
  • LULU + HOOCH by Chef Tom Hines: Gourmet Comfort Food with 12nn-6pm Happy Hour!

    Anton Diaz
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    LULU is a casual fine dining restaurant with a tandem hip bar called HOOCH. The name Lulu is a carryover from the former Rockwell restaurant of the same name, while Hooch is an alcohol drink term used during the prohibition era. We've already tried Lulu twice and been to Hooch three times. Here are our favorites... LULU + HOOCHG/F 125 V Corporate Center, L.P. Leviste, Street Salcedo Village, MakatiWebsite: LULU RestaurantOperating Hours: Monday to Saturday 12.00nn until the last man standing.Sundays 12.00nn to 10.00pm.  LULU…
  • Battle of the Best Restaurant Reservation Systems in Manila in 2014!

    Anton Diaz
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    In 2014, internet and mobile app startups battled it out to win the hearts of foodies and earn the distinction of being the best restaurant reservation system in Manila! Here are the top contenders as well as the pros and cons of using these systems this holiday season... 1. EAT OUT MANILA EAT OUT MANILA is the leading contender co-founded by Iñaki Lamata and is based on the restaurant reservation system used in Spain.  Pros: You can reserve restaurants via the web ( or through the mobile app--available for both iOS (EatOut Manila) and Android (EatOut…
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  • Connectivity is Changing the Face of Global Business

    Dexter Panganiban
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The biggest trend in business in the past twenty years has been globalization, and this factor continues to influence the markets, but technology and connectivity are emerging as world game-changers. How does connectivity affect business on a global basis? Connected travel already monitors traffic and routes public transportation. “Smart” travel cards, used in some cities, allow residents to travel throughout the city or between cities on trains, busses, and mass-transit systems, even giving discounts to users. Connected governance is the trend toward offering more governmental services…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launch and Now Official

    Dexter Panganiban
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    The Galaxy Note 4 was launch today with the Special edition Samsung Galaxy Note 4 edge. Samsung updated its phone with two new designs, including one smartphone with curved display. They have also introduced virtual-reality headset, called the Gear VR. They have also announced their partnership with Mont Blanc and Oculus. We still don’t know when will this mobile phone be available in Philippines and Saudi Arabia. Image Credit : Here is the specifications of the Galaxy Note 4 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs: 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display, 2560×1440 @515ppi…
  • The Tallest Towers in The Arab World (Infographics)

    Dexter Panganiban
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Do you know the tallest building in the Middle East? Good to know that Lamudi have made it simple for us through the above shown infographics. Based on the infographics above, it shows that Burj Khalifa from UAE has the tallest building with 828 M high and 163 floors. In addition Saudi Arabia’s tallest bldg is the Mecca Clock Royal Tower with 601 M high and 120 floors located in Mecca. While the tallest bldg in Riyadh is the Kingdom Center with 302 M high amd 99 floors. The other 7 tallest bldg can be found in the information provided by the infographics. It’s good to…
  • Starting Online Business

    Dexter Panganiban
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Credit : Getting Your Customers to Buy Goods Online Selling goods online is a great way for small businesses to reach new customers and increase market share. It can also be a great way to increase brand awareness as customers from Baltimore can buy products from a company in St. Louis or a bake shop in a small town in Oklahoma can be found by people in New York City. How Easy Is it to Start an Online Business? Starting an online business is relatively easy. All you need to do is find a site to post your products for sale, a payment gateway to allow customers to pay and the ability…
  • Operation Energetic Bear: The Latest Shot Fired By Russia In The Online Cold War

    Yeshua Quijano
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Image Source: Symantecber This week, security firm Symantec reported that Russian and Chinese hackers have been sneaking malware into the computers of some of the biggest Western oil and gas companies—just the latest in the ongoing cyber war between Russia and the West. The highly-sophisticated hacker attacks, notable for their precision, timing and planning, targeted mainly power grid operations, power plants, industrial equipment makers and gas line companies in the United States and Spain, with a few other companies in Europe hit by the attacks as well. “We haven’t seen…
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  • Our Adventures in SandBox in Alviera

    Jeric Cantil
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We finally decided to push through with our plan of visiting Alviera in Porac, Pampanga. It’s a 3-hour ride from Marikina, but it is 100% worth it. The fastest way of going to the province is via SCTEX. From Porac Exit, there are signage leading… Read More Related posts: A Thousand and One Adventures in Coron Splash Mountain Resort: A nature-powered Resort Easy Weekend Beach Escape: Silanguin Cove The town of Lazi, Siquijor
  • Insular honor VIP clients; mounts concert on their 104th Anniversary

    Raffy Pedrajita
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    Insular Life, one of the oldest insurance company in the Philippines just celebrated their 104th anniversary. As part of their thanksgiving to their loyal clients, they put up a VIP event at the Insular Life in Ayala, Alabang, Muntinlupa. 104 years by any measure is… Read More Related posts: Enchanted Kingdom’s 15th Anniversary & New Year Celebration Travel Essential: Pioneer’s Travel Buddy Enchanted Kingdom’s 14th year anniversary events Tips for Filipinos Renting Cars on an Australian Getaway
  • Paragliding World Cup to kick off in (Sarangani) PH

    Raffy Pedrajita
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:52 am
    It wasn’t too long ago when we covered the first-ever Paragliding Accuracy Cup in Sarangani Province in Mindanao. After the international event, the local government in partnership with Air Sports Adventure PH, the company that spearheaded and has put efforts to bring in the foreign… Read More Related posts: PH Paragliding bids to host 2015 World Cup PH hosts 1st International Paragliding Championship Sports Tourism: Sarangani hosted first international Paragliding Accuracy Championship World Pyro Olympics 2009 at The Fort, Taguig
  • Visit Bohol 2015 to kick off in Glorietta on December 8

    Raffy Pedrajita
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Bohol is another island in the Visayas known for Loboc River, the tarsiers and many more tourists attarctions. On December 8 to 10, AirAsia’s super low fares to Bohol and bargain hotel and tour deals are up for grabs! The event is happening at the… Read More Related posts: Loboc River Cruise in Bohol Bohol restricts Tarsier viewing Blue, Green and Fish! Balicasag and Alona Beach in Bohol Micrososft PH creates Windows 8 Apps for Tourism
  • Uni3 Gastro Hub Dampa Macapagal

    Raffy Pedrajita
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Dampa is the best place to be if you want to enjoy fresh seafood and have it cooked by the restaurants in the area. Recently, select PBNet members went to visit Hobbies of Asia in Pasay City. We went to dine at Uni3 Gastro Hub,… Read More Related posts: Philippine Travel Blog Giveaway: Starbucks tumbler and GC’s Airphil Express Piso Sale, Clark to Puerto Princesa, Kalibo and Davao – July 12 – 15, 2012 STK at No Problem Restaurant Bluewave Mall along Macapagal Highway
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    Touched by An Angel

  • Miss nothing , a touching video for overseas Filipinos

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Miss nothing , a touching video for overseas Filipinos is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger “Christmas is the most important celebration of the year for many Filipinos and its essence lies in precious moments shared with the family. In this project, we provide the opportunity for families to come together in one hub, regardless of their actual location, and share memories seamlessly, like they’re never apart.” – Ryan Morales, Google Philippines Country Marketing Manager Over 13 million Filipinos live abroad, away from their families including my daughter and three siblings.
  • Holiday Blues- Sad, Lonely and Depressed

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Holiday Blues- Sad, Lonely and Depressed is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Tis the season to be jolly…fa-la-la-la-la. Right, it may be a season to be jolly for some of us but there are a few out there who experience the holiday blues for so many reasons. I can see it in the emails I receive. I am not a therapist but for some reason, more and more visitors email me asking for advice for all sorts of reason. Of course, their questions are for my eyes only. They are sad, lonely and depressed. The suicide rate is even the highest during this holiday season. How I wish I could help but…
  • Recognition at the #SINAG Financial Literacy Digital Journalism Awards

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Recognition at the #SINAG Financial Literacy Digital Journalism Awards is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Allow me to toot my horns for a bit and appreciate the recognition in receiving first runner up of the #SINAG Financial Literacy Digital Journalism Awards held December 11 at the Manila Polo Club. The #SINAG Financial Literacy Digital Journalism Awards is Sunlife’s way to enjoin online influencers to encourage Filipinos to become more financially prepared and break free from ignorance, worry, debt and financial dependency. When I was invited to submit this blog, I didn’t…
  • My dad is alive and well in my treasured box of memories

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:29 pm
    My dad is alive and well in my treasured box of memories is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Every man ought to be a macho macho man, To live a life of freedom, machos make a stand, Have their own life style and ideals, Possess the strength and confidence, life’s a steal, You can best believe that he’s a macho man He’s a special person in anybody’s land. (Village People – Macho Man) Dad dancing Village People “Macho Man” at a Christmas Party in the late seventiesIt’s the booming laughter I remember the most. It’s a laughter that runs…
  • Lifes resolution

    4 Dec 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Lifes resolution is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger By Lakwatserang Paruparo, as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles Back in grade school and high school, our teachers would often ask us to write down our new year’s resolutions after the Christmas break. After that time, I stopped writing mine. After all, I wasn’t really keen in following them so to this day, I never write down my new year’s resolutions. Instead of New Year’s resolutions, why don’t we draw up our own life resolutions as the year is drawing to a close? Let me share with you some…
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    Bespoke Man

  • End: Munch Manila 30-Day Challenge

    Kevin Yapjoco
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Scotch eggs, balsamic & mustard chicken, beef jambalaya with cauliflower rice Four weeks ago I started with the Munch Manila 30-Day Challenge. For those that can’t remember, Munch Manila delivers delicious and healthy meals five days a week to your door step. The 30-Day Challenge is a programme where I would eat the food provided by Munch Manila for four weeks and at the same time limit my intake of unhealthy food. There is no food provided on the weekends but I should still keep eating healthy. I also went on intermittent fasting to optimise the fat-burning of my body. Last…
  • Deconstructed: Chivas Regal 18 Year Scotch Whisky

    Kevin Yapjoco
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    IIslay 18, Grain 18 and Strathisla 18 are blended to create the Chivas Regal 18 I recently had the opportunity to participate in a deconstruction tasting of the Chivas Regal 18 Year Scotch Whisky. Created by Master Blender Colin Scott in 1997, the blended scotch whisky is composed of various whiskies from Scotland including over 20 single malts. The whiskies that are blended are classified into three: Islay 18, Grain 18 and the Strathisla 18. Both Islay 18 and Strathisla 18 are single malts while the Grain 18 is a single grain whisky. The whiskies are not available commercially as they are…
  • Human Nature Acne Defense Solution Gel

    Kevin Yapjoco
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Ever since I started using a tea tree oil facial wash I’ve rarely experienced having pimples. But when I do get them it’s good to have a product that quickly dries them out such as Human Nature’s Acne Defense Solution Gel. Like the facial wash I use, it has tea tree oil that is proven to be effective at keeping the skin clear and reducing redness. It also contains aloe vera leaf juice to prevent the skin from drying. The gel is almost clear so it doesn’t look like you put something on your face and is absorbed easily by the skin. When applied twice a day pimples are…
  • Weekly Roundup | Five Japanese Brands To Know, Three Ways To Wear Leather Jackets

    Kevin Yapjoco
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Five Japanese Brands You Should Know (Mr. Porter) “There are moments when one city will punch above its weight when it comes to style. Recall the buzz around the “Antwerp Six” in the mid-1980s, or those two Bronx upstarts with the surnames Klein and Lauren who emerged from New York a decade earlier. Right now, though, it’s Tokyo turn – and what’s inspiring is that there isn’t just one trend. Look to the achingly hip streetwear of Neighborhood, whose Americana with attitude is so well crafted it would look at home in an Indian Motorcycle poster from the 1950s; the…
  • Start: Munch Manila 30-Day Challenge

    Kevin Yapjoco
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Spinach and squash frittatas, chicken carnitas with pico de gallo, pollo en chimichurri A few years ago I met Mark Dee at the first meetup I organised and have since become really good friends. Earlier this year I saw him at another meetup and saw that he lost a lot of weight by eating healthy and doing minimal exercise. I couldn’t believe his transformation and we all asked him plenty of questions on his journey to becoming fit and healthy. He told us that he stopped consuming carbohydrates, fast food and alcohol then replaced them with healthy food. He soon discovered that many of his…
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  • In Defense of the Anti-Dengue Cocktail

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    By G. U. Stuart, MD I became aware of the ActRx TriAct controversy only after the the study was pulled or suspended by the powers that be. It wasn’t clear why, and it still isn’t. There was no outright allegation … Continue reading →
  • anti-dengue

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:31 pm
    my son joel was going on 4 in 1977 when he came home from pre-school running a slight fever. lagnat-laki lang, i hoped, and started giving him tempra.  when the fever kept coming back and going up, i took him … Continue reading →
  • in defense of dr. ona (updated)

    29 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    poor dr. ona! indeed.  it would seem that the health secretary has been prejudged over his decision to procure the cheaper of two pneumonia vaccines when, as boo chanco explains, it was apparently a professional decision grounded on what makes … Continue reading →
  • Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Black people know what cannot be said. What clearly cannot be said is that the events of Ferguson do not begin with Michael Brown lying dead in the street, but with policies set forth by government at every level. What … Continue reading →
  • Gossip as history

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    By Luis H. Francia NEW YORK CITY — Imelda Romualdez Marcos leads a charmed life. So far able to dodge the bullet of criminal liability and seemingly inured to the regular impugning of her past and her character, she’s living … Continue reading →
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    Market Manila

  • Pine Wreath 2014 a la Marketman

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    A simple and perhaps more classic use of the pine wreaths -- the ribbon just emphasizes how nice the basic wreath is to begin with.
  • A Wreath Centerpiece with Fruits and Nuts a la Marketman

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    One of the fresh evergreen wreaths we brought back from the Borough market is used as a centerpiece on our coffee table.
  • What the London Box Contained… :)

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Mrs. MM and I had a combined baggage allowance of 140 kilos on our flight back from London to Manila (we travel to Cebu on PAL for business very often and a benefit is massive additional baggage allowances) and we had purchased hardly anything that wasn't a food item, ingredient or kitchen related utensil during our brief Paris and London trip, so we had oodles and oodles of weight allowance available, and I am not one to waste that... :)
  • Wonderful, Locally Sourced Wreaths from Down to Earth…

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    If I had only known earlier!
  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in the MM Household…

    14 Dec 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Despite two holiday rants this week, we are actually on 4th gear with respect to holiday preparations and only a nasty cold is going to slow me down at this point.
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    Daily Contributor

  • Microsoft announced availability of latest Lumia smartphones

    Jayjay Verzola
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    December 10, 2014 — Manila, Philippines The first ever Microsoft Lumia, the Lumia 535 Dual SIM smartphone, will be available in the Philippines on the 15th of December 2014.  The price is Php5990 and it is free under Globe’s P599 plan and Sun’s P499 plan, very affordable but will still give you a great Microsoft smartphone experience.   Microsoft Lumia 535 Specs Key Features Always the latest Windows Phone experiences like Cortana*, Office and OneDrive, built-in and free Seamless integrated video calling experience and high-quality selfies with 5 MP wide angle front…
  • adidas unveils the “Bad Dreams” collection for NBA Christmas Day Games

    Press Release
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:34 pm
    adidas unveiled an all-new colorway collection of basketball footwear that will be worn by adidas athletes during the 2014 Christmas Day NBA games. Dubbed the “Bad Dreams” collection, the shoes feature holiday colors, a unique a mix of textures and glow in the dark accents to signify haunting the dreams of opponents. In addition, each shoe features a graphic with a Roman numeral call out for December 24, 2014. Footwear models included in the “Bad Dreams” collection include the D Rose 5 Boost, J Wall 1, Crazylight Boost and Crazy 2. D Rose 5 Boost The “Bad Dreams” D Rose 5 Boost…
  • Hearing Involves More Than the Ears

    Guest Contributor
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    People may not realize how important hearing is until they lose it. More than 10 percent of the population in the United States has lost some level of hearing, the reasons ranging from old age, to heredity, to excess noise in the workplace. This has a major impact on daily life; hearing loss can affect individuals’ brains, bodies, relationships and personalities, and even put some at a greater risk for depression. Fortunately, there are hearing solutions such as Miracle Ear for those who lose part or all of their hearing. Most hearing aids use the latest technology and offer warranties…
  • Must Have Essentials for Your Car’s First Aid Kit

    Guest Contributor
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    Do you have a first aid kit in your car? If not, now is the time to put one together. First aid kits are essential and extremely useful in times of emergency. They can be used to treat minor injuries as well as more serious injuries while out on the road. While you can buy pre-prepared car first aid kits, it can be a good idea to create your own. You can buy high quality supplies from leading companies such as Brosch Direct. Not only could it save you money, but pre-packed first aid kits don’t always have everything you might need. If you do decide to make your own, below you will…
  • BlackBerry finally launched the BlackBerry Passport in the Philippines

    Jayjay Verzola
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Manila, Philippines — Just when we thought that BlackBerry is left behind by its competitors, the company finally came up with a smartphone that redefines productivity with boundary-breaking designs and features specially designed for mobile professionals. BlackBerry Limited launched the all-new BlackBerry Passport in the Philippines at an event on the 25th of November 2014 and is now available through authorized resellers at Php35,790. Other partners are expected to offer the product by December 2014. Cameron Vernest, BlackBerry Managing Director (Philippines and Singapore) Cameron…
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    Ready To Be Rich

  • On Achieving Financial Freedom and A Richer Life

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
    My stock broker, COL Financial has recently been interviewing some of their clients for a special project, and a few months ago, they contacted me to be part of that list. And finally, after months of waiting, my video’s out and you can watch it below. It’s entitled, Achieving Financial Freedom, and it’s a short […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: On Achieving Financial Freedom and A Richer LifeAttend a FREE Personal Finance SeminarLearn practical money management and investing strategies from the IMG Wealth…
  • 10 New Year’s Resolutions That You Should Consider Doing

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Two more weeks before the year ends, and if you’re someone who likes making New Year’s Resolutions, then you should know that the best time to start making and doing them is now. Why? Because you have a couple of weeks to test your strategy, and it helps build momentum – so that when the […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: 10 New Year’s Resolutions That You Should Consider DoingAttend a FREE Personal Finance SeminarLearn practical money management and investing strategies from the IMG Wealth Academy.
  • 5 Simple Rules For Living Your Life With No Regrets

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    American novelist Kurt Vonnegut once said, “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are: It might have been.” Indeed, getting to the end of your life burdened with “could have’s” and “should have’s” is a painful experience that no person wants to happen. But how do you avoid living a life full […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: 5 Simple Rules For Living Your Life With No RegretsAttend a FREE Personal Finance SeminarLearn practical money management and investing strategies…
  • Join My Webinar: Stock Market Investing For Beginners

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:19 pm
    It was 2001 when I first opened an account with a stock broker. I deposited P10,000 with big hopes that I could turn it into a million pesos in a few months. I certainly believed it was possible, because the stock market is one of the best places to grow your money – at least […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: Join My Webinar: Stock Market Investing For BeginnersAttend a FREE Personal Finance SeminarLearn practical money management and investing strategies from the IMG Wealth Academy. Get more details here.
  • Should You Quit Your Job If You’re Unhappy at Work?

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:13 pm
    A few days ago, a friend posted this on Facebook: “Don’t quit your job just because you’re unhappy. Your bills don’t care if you’re happy or not.” Almost immediately, people started to ‘Like’ the status update. And when I saw it, I couldn’t help but leave a comment. I replied, “Create another income source or […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: Should You Quit Your Job If You’re Unhappy at Work?Attend a FREE Personal Finance SeminarLearn practical money…
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Spigen Capsule Case for the Note 4 review

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:15 pm
    A few weeks back, I was invited to cover a Globe event in SM Aura. And as luck would have it, I was one of the people in attendance to win a Note 4 (review in the works). So, since the device was free (and quite expensive), I decided to buy a case to protect it. It’s true that a case lessens the aesthetics a beautifully designed device brings, but I’d rather have a covered flagship, than a dinged one. SPIGEN CAPSULE CASE For my purpose, I wanted a minimalist case that fits properly, offers sufficient protection and looks good. Initially I thought of getting Samsung’s…
  • KitSound PocketBoom review. Boom for your buck.

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    Use of wireless peripherals has been on the rise as of late. With a plethora of wireless Bluetooth speakers available, KitSound offers PocketBoom – a versatile, competitively priced, portable speaker – to the masses. And here is our review. Key Features: Bass boost via passive radiator Bluetooth v2.1 Output: 1W Up to 10 meters range 100 Hz – 15 kHz frequency response Aux-in 3.5mm Up to 3 hours battery life Microphone for hands free function Comes in other colors THE REVIEW The KitSound PocketBoom is a small/portable upward firing rechargeable Bluetooth speaker. It has a cylindrical…
  • Mi3 sold out in 3 mins

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Looks like last week’s Mi3 sale was a success. Mi Philippines has reported that they were able to sell all their stock in just 3 minutes. Wow. Although there was no mention of how many were sold, but 3 minutes is a good indication that the brand is slowly gaining popularity in the country. It’s not the seconds it took India or China before they declared its out of stock, but 3 minutes is 3 minutes. I doubt other brands here can pull that off. Mi3 sold out in 3 mins is a post from: TechnoBaboy
  • Brother Philippines appoints first Filipino president

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Glenn Hocson was recently appointed as the first Filipino President of Brother International Philippines Corporation (Brother Philippines), a premier provider of printing, imaging and multi-function centers for offices and homes. He graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering from PATTS College of Aeronautics 20 years ago and placed eighth in the aeronautical engineer licensure examination. His beginnings in the ICT industry But as it turned out, his profession would not be in the aviation industry, but in the sales and marketing of ICT products and business unit management. He first…
  • Lenovo’s 12 Ways of Christmas: Multi-Mode Gifts For The Festive Season

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    For those special people on your Christmas list, only the finest gifts will do. If you gave them some sparkly stocking stuffers last Christmas, make it easy on yourself this year by upping the ante on your gift-giving. Gift-wrap one of these Lenovo Yoga multi-mode devices and bring them more productivity, flexibility and connectivity. Tidings of Comfort and Joy: the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 A couple of years ago, Lenovo pioneered the multimode tablet and PC design to provide users with technology that adapts to their needs and usage scenarios. This holiday, when your special someone finds the new…
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    Batangas Today

  • Bagyong Ruby Update: Ruby Further Weakened As It Moves Across Southern Batangas

    Marhgil Macuha
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    Tropical Storm Ruby (international name: Hagupit) has further weakened as it moves across Southern Batangas, PAGASA said on its 20th Severe Weather Bulletin issued at 11pm, December 8, 2014. According to the bulletin, Ruby’s center was located at 45km south of Ambulong, Tanauan City, Batangas as of 4pm. It moves west at 13kph with a maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. Tropical Storm Ruby Track as of 11pm December 8, 2014 Source: PAGASA Public storm warning signals have been lowered already to most of the areas affected. The following are the…
  • Class Suspension For December 9 Due To Tropical Storm Ruby

    Marhgil Macuha
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Because of the dangers posed by tropical storm “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), local government units in different affected areas have already announced suspending of classes for Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Automatic Class Suspension Guidelines Source: DepEd As posted on the ABS-CBN News website, the following local government units have suspended classes: ALL LEVELS Bataan Batangas Balagtas, Bulacan Bocaue, Bulacan Bustos, Bulacan Calumpit, Bulacan Hagonoy, Bulacan Malolos City, Bulacan Meycauayan , Bulacan San Jose del Monte, Bulacan Sta. Maria, Bulacan Plaridel, Bulacan…
  • Typhoon Ruby Update: Tropical Storm Ruby Further Weakened, Moving Towards Batangas

    Marhgil Macuha
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:51 am
    Tropical Storm Ruby has weakened further and is now moving towards the province of Batangas, PAGASA said on its Severe Weather Bulletin Number 19 issued at 5pm today, December 8, 2014. According to the bulletin, Ruby’s center was located at 15 km southeast of Laiya, Batangas as of 4pm today. It moves west northwest at 13kph with a maximum sustained winds of 85kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100kph. Tropical Storm Ruby Satellite Image as of 4pm, Dec 8, 2014 Source: PAGASA Public storm warning signals are as follows: Signal No. 2 Metro Manila Batangas Cavite Bataan Laguna…
  • Typhoon Ruby Update: Typhoon Ruby Weakened While Traversing Sibuyan Sea

    Marhgil Macuha
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Typhoon Ruby (International Codename: Hagupit) has weakened while traversing Sibuyan Sea, PAGASA announced on its Severe Weather Bulletin Number 17 issued at 5am, Monday, December 8, 2014. According to the bulletin, Typhoon Ruby‘s center was located at 110 km Northwest of Masbate City or at 50 km Northeast of Romblon, Romblon as of 4am today. It has a maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecasted to move west northwest at 10kph. Track of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) as of 5am, December 8, 2014 Source: PAGASA Public storm warning signals…
  • PAGASA Weather Update: Typhoon Ruby Weakened As It Continues To Threaten Northern And Eastern Samar

    Marhgil Macuha
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    Typhoon Ruby has further weakened as it continues to threaten the northern and Eastern Samar provinces, Severe Weather Bulletin Number 11 issued by PAGASA at 5pm today, December 6, 2014 stated. According to the 5pm bulletin, Ruby‘s center as of 10am was located at 100km east of Dolores, Eastern Samar or at 195km East of Catarman, Northern Samar. It has a maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is forecasted to move west at 16 kph. Typhoon Ruby Satellite Image as of 4pm, December 6, 2014 Source: PAGASA Public Storm Warning Signal are up on…
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  • The SBC 2015 Dream Journal from Seattle's Best Coffee

    Guia Obsum
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Take a look at the SBC 2015 Dream Journal...It's planner-collecting season, and one of the nicest planners out there is from Seattle's Best Coffee. Before I show you the SBC Dream Journal though, let me go through their SBC Christmas drinks. While I am sad that my favorite Christmas treat from last year, Eggnog Frost, did not make a comeback, I am excited to try the new Caramel Apple and Salted Almond Truffle Javakulas.Caramel Apple Javakula, Salted Almond Truffle Javakula, Coffee Hazelnut Javakula, Cookies and Mint JavakulaDon't worry coffee addicts, they have the Hot Mocha version as…
  • Indulgence by Irene: Calamansi Cheesecake

    Guia Obsum
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Indulgence by Irene's new cheesecake baby...I've featured every cheesecake flavor made by Irene, a very talented home baker who's quickly making a name for herself in Manila's dessert scene. Indeed, Indulgence by Irene has come a long way from baking these goods for friends and for personal consumption, to making them available for ordering and in bazaars so that more people can get a taste of why it is hailed as one of Manila's best cheesecakes.Among her four available variants---Queso de Bola, Chocnut, Tablea, and Ube---I was enamored with the QDB and Ube, both rich, utterly creamy, and…
  • Sabroso at Midas Café, Midas Hotel

    Guia Obsum
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Eating through the archipelago, one month at a time, one bite at a time.The hard thing about being a country made up of thousands of islands is that you can't just go to far-off provinces or cities on a whim. You'd either have to travel by plane or by boat, thereby making it harder for you to travel as often as you'd want to. Among other things, it's the delicious cuisine from the different regions that you'd most likely miss out on.Enter Filipino food festivals such as what Midas Café is currently hosting. From August to November 2014, Midas Café is offering a feast of culinary treasures…
  • An Australian Sojourn at Circles Event Café, Makati Shangri-La Hotel

    Guia Obsum
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    G'day mate!For one week, one of my favorite hotel buffet places in the metro---Circles Event Café---will be donning the Australian flag, as well as a team of koalas and kangaroos. Australian Chef Matthew McCool has flown in from Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney to prepare his signature creations for this Australian Sojourn spread.I was invited to an exclusive media lunch to commemorate this exciting temporary takeover. Present were the VIPs who made this collaboration possible, including the Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell, no less. This one week event is also in partnership with Cebu Pacific…
  • Sabores de Mexico at Café Eight, Crimson Hotel Alabang

    Guia Obsum
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Celebrating the Mexican cuisine at Café Eight...Geared up and ready for a Mexican feast!Last Wednesday, we were invited to attend the launch of Sabores de Mexico to commemorate Mexican National Day. The event was held at Crimson Hotel's Café Eight, where we were treated to a night of great food and entertainment.There was a huge crowd in attendance. Guests from the Mexican community, government and business sectors, media personalities, and society figures were present, even the Mexican Ambassador, Julio Camarena, and his lovely wife, Ana Maria Romandetto were there. The event opened with a…
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    Balita Boss?

  • News Updates, Photos, Videos: Taliban militants attack army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan

    Lorena Ladao
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    Photo Credit:Twitter / Hindustan Times Get the latest news relating to Taliban militants that attacked an army-run school in the Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.New York Pakistani Communities Mourn Deaths In Taliban Attack On School— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) December 17, 2014 #UPDATE Pakistan students pray for the victims of Taliban attack on a school
  • Alaska vs. Rain or Shine: Semifinals 2014-15 PBA Philippine Cup (Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview)

    Lorena Ladao
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    The Alaska Aces and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters are set to meet in the 2014 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals in a best-of-seven series. Photo Credit: PBA/Nuki Sabio Here's a look at the complete series schedule, including TV broadcasts, venue and times. Date Time TV / Live Stream Venue Game 1 Thursday, Dec 18 7:00 pm TV5 / News5 Everywhere MOA Arena Game 2 Saturday, Dec 20 5:00 pm TV5 /
  • November 2014 Nurses Board Exam Results (list of passers, top 10, performance of schools)

    Lorena Ladao
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:11 pm
    The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) conducted the recent Nurses Licensure Examination (NLE) last November 29-30, 2014.Nursing graduates took the exam in several testing center nationwide which includes Manila, All Regional Offices, Zamboanga, Angeles, Cabanatuan, Dagupan, Laoag and Bacolod.The target date of November 2014 Nursing Board Exam results will be released after 42 working days,
  • UAAP 77 Men's & Women's Volleyball 1st Round Schedule of Games (2014-2015)

    Lorena Ladao
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    Photo Credit: / ABS-CBN Sports The Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 77 Volleyball Tournament will kick off this coming November 22, 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Based on the schedule released by the UAAP, the games will start featuring the Men's Volleyball defending champion National University (NU) Bulldogs against Adamson
  • List of Passers for December 2014 Civil Engineer Board Exam Results

    Lorena Ladao
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the December 2014 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination results. The official results were released on Thursday, December 11, 2014.The examination was conducted by the PRC on December 6 and 7, 2014 in cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Lucena. Tacloban and Legapi Cities were cancelled due to Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit)
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    The Manila Survival Guide

  • Quirky Christmas Gift Ideas For Just About Everyone in 2014
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    Christmas is fast coming up, and the idea of getting gifts for family and friends can sometimes feel like a never-ending cycle of stress and anxiety. Grab just anything and you’ll likely spend money on something pointless the recipient would most likely throw away anyway; spend too much time looking for that perfect gift and you’ll just stress yourself out.  Our advice: take your time, and always go for something quirky and personal. Here’s our list of Christmas gift ideas for 2014: 1. For the traveling techie: Pomgrey Travel Barrel The Pomgrey Travel Barrel is best for…
  • How To Market Your Start-Up Business On A Budget

    Guest Post
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    This is a guest post from blogger Gilbert Bermudez. Gilbert writes for CashCashPinoy, a Philippine based e-commerce website for discounted goods and services. You can follow his activities on his Google+. Here are some tips from business and marketing experts on how to create buzz about your start-up business within the city. Know your market. If your business caters to a specific niche, make it a point to know not just their demographics but also their psyche or psychographics. Know what their buying habits are, what influences their decisions in making a purchase, their lifestyle, their…
  • Victim-blaming Jennifer Laude For The “Crime” Of Existing As A Trangendered Woman

    Guest Post
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    This article is a guest post from regular contributor Motzie Dapul. It’s no real surprise to find some of the worst examples of allegedly “human” behavior in the comments sections of Filipino news articles. It seems as though we’ve accepted the reality of bad-grammar internet criminals who are the ultimate examples of internet trolls, people who disregard humane and decent behavior and call it a joke. But as with all things, there will always be a division of opinions, arguments on the internet, dissent among the ranks of commenters everywhere. Keeping this in mind, I delved…
  • Confessions Of A Boyzilian Wax Virgin

    Guest Post
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    This is a guest article from regular contributor M. Emmanuel Canlas. I’ve gotten my legs waxed before. So, I pretty much know how the waxing session will go. But, as it was my first time getting a Boyzilian wax (otherwise known as a “Male Brazilian” or a “Brozilian” wax), it was totally nerve-wracking. It felt like I was getting circumcised again. At the back of my head, I asked myself, “Why did I say yes to this again?” Oh yeah, a dare — great. The reception area of The Body Spa & Waxing Lounge. The ladies of The Body Spa and Waxing Lounge…
  • Homemade Cookies, Grooming Essentials for Men, And An Indie Film Festival
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Here’s a list of things and events we’re currently going ga-ga over. Photo via Charliekins and genasiopao (Instagram). First, homemade cookies! An absolute steal at Php250 a bag, these cookies from Charliekins (called chewies) are the best things ever. Each bag contains about 20 mini cookies (about an inch and a half in diameter) chock full of chocolate, with that chewy bite and texture Mrs. Fields was once famous for until they stopped caring. We got the chocolate chip, which has that salty-sweet taste is to die for. Charles de Jesus, the proprietor, doesn’t have a…
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