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  • 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…
  • Smart LTE for 6 months+

    Pinoy Teens
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Pinoy Teens is using Smart LTE for over 6 months now. The experience with both the internet service and customer support of Smart has been excellent and outstanding. Of course, there may have been a few minor hiccups here and there with my internet connection, but all issues were surely to be resolved within 6-12 […] The post Smart LTE for 6 months+ appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
  • US marine suspected of killing transgender Filipino woman detained

    Philippines News latest RSS headlines - Philippines
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    German Marc Susselbeck, boyfriend of murdered Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, is restrained near where Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton is ...
  • Death of Filipino Transgender 'Jennifer' Laude Was Totally Preventable

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    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The evening for the young US Marine and his Filipino date "Jennifer" began at the Ambyanz Disco Bar in Subic Bay, Olongapo and ended shortly before midnight at the Celzone Lodge where "Jennifer's" lifeless body was found leaning against the toilet bowl. Jennifer, it turns out was actually not originally a "she" but a "he." A Filipino transgender, Jeffrey Laude began calling himself "Jennifer" after medical procedures made him look more female than male ...
  • How Ferdinand Marcos’s Martial Law Continues Hurting Filipinos to This Day

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    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    On the evening of September 23, 1972, two days after it had taken effect, Ferdinand Marcos announced via live television from Malacañang Palace that he had placed the Philippines under Martial Law. It was a calculated move by a devious politician to keep himself in power beyond what the Constitution allowed. A staged ambush attempt against his Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile was the main excuse Marcos (or “Macoy” as he was deridingly referred to back then) used to strip Filipinos of all their constitutional rights. With that, the diminutive Ilocano from the backwaters of Batac,…
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  • Rights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    MANILA, Philippines — Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punched and slapped them, and there's little they can do because they're excluded from the country's labor law protections, a rights group said Thursday.
  • HK protest talks show gap between students, government

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    HONG KONG — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the lineup of seasoned government officials in formal suits. In an unprecedented two-hour televised meeting Tuesday, the students passionately explained why they had taken to the streets for more than three weeks to fight for greater democracy in the specially-run Chinese region. The officials responded that the students' demands were not legally feasible.
  • Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday that the international arbitration Manila has initiated to challenge China's territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and a legally binding "Code of Conduct" are the only ways to settle the long-raging disputes peacefully. The Philippines said that China has been intruding into its exclusive economic zone, including deploying two hydrographic ships in June near an offshore oil well inside Philippine waters. Aquino has said Manila is uncertain of the purpose of the ships' presence at the Reed Bank.
  • Aquino belies offering help to Binay

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III bared Wednesday that it was Vice President Jejomar Binay who initiated their meeting on October 14. "It was the Vice President who actually initiated the meeting. He texted me and asked if he could see me and I said 'yes.' I readily agreed," Aquino said during the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines' presidential forum. He also clarified that the meeting did not take place in Malacanang, but at Bahay Pangarap, his official residence.
  • Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    NEW YORK — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves. The types of harassment Pew asked about range from name-calling to physical threats, sexual harassment and stalking. Half of those who were harassed said they didn't know the person who had most recently attacked them.
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  • Both United States and Philippine Governments to Blame for Death of Jeffery "Jennifer" Laude

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The United States and Philippine governments share the blame for the tragedy. Two young lives needlessly destroyed: the first, a young Filipino transgender found strangled inside a motel bathroom; the second a teenaged American serviceman accused of murder. What took place that fateful evening of October 11th—when Jeffrey Laude, 26, a transgender who went by the name "Jennifer," and his companion United States Marine Private 1st Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, 19, checked into the Celzone Lodge in Olongapo City—are still under investigation. What we know for sure is that the couple…
  • Death of Filipino Transgender 'Jennifer' Laude Was Totally Preventable

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The evening for the young US Marine and his Filipino date "Jennifer" began at the Ambyanz Disco Bar in Subic Bay, Olongapo and ended shortly before midnight at the Celzone Lodge where "Jennifer's" lifeless body was found leaning against the toilet bowl. Jennifer, it turns out was actually not originally a "she" but a "he." A Filipino transgender, Jeffrey Laude began calling himself "Jennifer" after medical procedures made him look more female than male ...
  • Sorry Mr. President But PNP Chief Alan Purisima Has to Go

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    What’s with Philippine civil servants these days? It seems that you can stick all their pictures on a wall; throw a dart; and whoever’s photo it land on can be successfully prosecuted for graft. It is unbelievable how pervasive and widespread corruption in the Philippines has become. We go from one corruption scandal to the next and there seems to be no end in sight ...
  • Tear Down the Torre de Manila Building Being Built Behind the Rizal Monument?

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    According to the developer’s website, “Torre de Manila, DMCI Homes’ newest one-tower condominium, is an exclusive residential community right in the heart of the city.” As of this writing, the 49-story edifice is about halfway complete. But as it continues to rise, so too do the howls of protest from an eclectic collection of groups and individuals who want it torn down. Why? Torre de Manila will permanently mar the skyline behind the Rizal Monument ...
  • How Ferdinand Marcos’s Martial Law Continues Hurting Filipinos to This Day

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    On the evening of September 23, 1972, two days after it had taken effect, Ferdinand Marcos announced via live television from Malacañang Palace that he had placed the Philippines under Martial Law. It was a calculated move by a devious politician to keep himself in power beyond what the Constitution allowed. A staged ambush attempt against his Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile was the main excuse Marcos (or “Macoy” as he was deridingly referred to back then) used to strip Filipinos of all their constitutional rights. With that, the diminutive Ilocano from the backwaters of Batac,…
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  • 5 reasons why you should check out the Mini Maker's Market this weekend

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    THE global handmade revolution took place more than half a decade ago. Sadly, its ripples were hardly felt here in our fair city.
  • Palawan Philippines named best island in the world by Conde Nast Traveler readers

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Introducing the world's most high-tech sunlounger, complete with phone charger, water misting system and rotation sensor to follow the sun... but it will cost you A 28,000 A Lannister always pays his debts: Staff charge Game of Thrones star to enter Spain's Alcazar Palace... even though he's filming there Trekkers in Nepal could be made to take GPS tracking systems with them under new tourism rules following Himalayan avalanche Ebola screening begins at Gatwick Airport for passengers flying from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia after shambolic start at Heathrow last week From the sacred peaks…
  • Indonesian jets force down Australian plane

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    An Australian light aircraft flying from Darwin has been forced to land by two Indonesian fighter jets because it was in Indonesian airspace without permission. The twin propellor plane was pictured on the tarmac at Manado's Sam Ratulangi airport as two Australian men were taken into custody for questioning.
  • Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    A lawyer told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on a website that which carries personal ads for people looking for sex should be thrown... A lawyer told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on a website that which carries personal ads for people looking for sex should be thrown out... The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the…
  • Philippines feels force of China travel warning

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    But this year, they are quieter than usual. A travel advisory issued by Beijing has caused a sharp fall in arrivals from China.
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  • DOT-6 director confident 2014 tourist arrival target of 3.6M could be reached

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 — Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said she is confident that the targeted tourists arrivals of 3.6 million for 2014 could be reached despite the travel ban issued by the Chinese government last September. Catalbas, in an interview October 14, said that they expect influx of tourists to the region’s number one tourism destination, Boracay island in Aklan province starting next month until December, which are considered "super peak season". The director further said that although their number of tourists arrivals is still…
  • Independent travelers fill up void left by China travel ban

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 -– Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said world famous Boracay island barely suffered from the Chinese travel ban issued September because of foreign independent travelers fill the void. Catalbas said that although the travel ban caused cancellations by Chinese group tours during the first two weeks, these were taken over by the other foreign tourists like Koreans, Taiwanese, Russians, Singaporeans, Malaysians and even Chinese. ”Boracay’s market is varied. Seventy-five percent of tourists arrivals are domestic with only 25…
  • DOT's VPY2015 TVC to be aired internationally

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) — The latest television commercial (TVC) of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY2015) is set to join the department’s previous TVCs being aired in digital billboards worldwide. According to the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the DOT’s marketing arm, the TVC will also be shown in digital billboards aside from those already available for viewing in the highly-popular video-sharing website, YouTube. “Whenever available, they show our videos—materials,” TPB chief operating officer…
  • China's Guangdong Province confirms 1,380 new dengue cases

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    MOSCOW, Oct. 15 — The Wei Planning Commission in China's Guangdong Province has released its latest report on dengue fever confirming 1,380 new cases of the disease, China News reported Wednesday. The total number of those infected with the disease in the province's 20 prefecture-level cities now equals 33,793. The epidemic is most severe in the province's capital city of Guangzhou, which now has 28,477 reported cases of dengue fever and as a result of a new daily rate of about 1,000 cases, can expect to reach 30,000 cases soon, according to China News. According to the…
  • DOH-MIMAROPA reports 94 percent coverage for mass immunization campaign

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    By Sweetie dela Torre MANILA, Oct. 15(PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) in MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan provinces) on Wednesday reported a 94 percent coverage for their recently concluded measles, rubella and oral polio vaccine mass immunization (MR-OPV) campaign for 2014 held from September 1 to October 10, 2014. “We will continue to provide MR-OPV to children aged 0-5 years old even after the campaign to ensure that all eligible children will be immunized and protected from measles, rubella and polio. We will visit the farthest island areas and provide…
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  • TPG Capital-backed China Grand Auto halts up to $800 mln HK IPO-IFR

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    HONG KONG, Oct 23 (Reuters) - China Grand AutomotiveServices, the country's largest car dealership, has decided toput on hold an up to $800 million Hong Kong initial publicoffering, IFR reported on Thursday, citing a source with directknowledge of the plans. China Grand Auto, backed by private equity firm TPG Capital, won't launch the IPO in 2014 and is also consideringwhether to list in China's domestic stock market instead, addedIFR, a Thomson Reuters publication. ...
  • US billionaire's hedge fund dumps Sony stake

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    US billionaire Daniel Loeb, who last year failed in an attempt to spin off a key part of Sony, has sold his shares in the struggling firm, saying "more urgency will be necessary" to get it back on track.
  • AP Exclusive: Driving up revered N. Korea mountain

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it.
  • AP Exclusive: A week on the road in North Korea

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — The Kaema Plateau, the "Roof of Korea," is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It's now a truck stop.
  • Malaysia's closing tin prices for October 23

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Following is a table of Kuala Lumpur tin market prices provided by a Malaysian trader. (Prices in $/tonne, and volumes in tonnes unless stated) Date KL Premium/ Spot Bid ...
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  • ASUS to launch new ZenFone and ZenWatch this month

    Louie Diangson
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    ASUS Japan has just released a teaser that hints that the company will soon launch its new set of Zen products this month, particularly a ZenFone and a ZenWatch. The teasers don’t say much and only shows the tagline “UNLOCK THE FUTURE”. The first teaser shows a glimpse of a ZenFone and its signature concentric circles design and metallic finish. The second teaser hints at a ZenWatch, however, the smartwatch’s face shows September 3, the date when the ZenWatch was first announced. As said earlier, details remain scarce but we will know soon enough when the devices are…
  • Tenda extends the reach of your Wi-Fi for below Php1K

    Carl Lamiel
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:18 pm
    We just got from the Tenda Press Event yesterday where they updated their line of networking products, among those are two range extenders that are priced below a grand. The AH302 Wireless N300 High Power Universal Range aims to expand the range of your 802.11b/g/n wireless network by repeating the signal from your home or office wireless router into a place where dead signals are prominent. It can support wireless links up to 300Mbps and can be converted to a range extender with a push of the button. Meanwhile, the F303 Wireless N300 Easy Setup Router, as the name says, makes the oftentimes…
  • ZTE intros octa-core Blade Vec Pro; priced below Php9K

    Kevin Bruce Francisco
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Touted as the “most affordable true octa-core phone in the market today,” the ZTE Blade Vec Pro boasts a 5-inch HD display with eight cores of processing power and 8GB of storage. ZTE Blade Vec Pro specs: 5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution 1.4GHz MTK6592 octa-core processor 1GB RAM 8GB storage 13MP rear camera with BSI, LED flash, and f/2.2 aperture 5MP front camera 7.5mm thin 2,200mAh battery Android KitKat The Blade Vec Pro is now available for purchase with an asking price of Php8,990. This device can very well be included in our list of octa-core phones with a price tag of…
  • Google launches Inbox, a smarter way to Email

    Carl Lamiel
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Google‘s Gmail team just launched a new app. Nope, not one of those Gmail app updates, but a new application called Inbox, redefining the way you use your email everyday. The new Inbox app isn’t just one of those apps that would traditionally list down all the emails you’ve received. Similar messages are bundled up for easier reference and cleanup. It would also provide you with a set of Google Now-style cards that highlight information up front in lists so you wouldn’t have to open up each mail, such as flight status, reservation schedules, and pictures. More than…
  • Gionee GPad G5 with Dragontrail gets priced locally

    Kevin Bruce Francisco
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Gionee recently introduced a new phablet here in the Philippines. The GPad G5 is a 5.5-inch device that’s reinforced with the scratch-resistant Dragontrail glass and powered by a hexa-core processor – all under Php10K. Gionee GPad G5 specs: 5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution Dragontrail glass 1.5GHz MT6591 hexa-core processor ARM Mali450 GPU 1GB ROM 8GB storage Up to 32GB via microSD 8MP rear camera 2MP front camera Dual-SIM Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP Wi-Fi, 3G 2,400mAh battery Android 4.4 KitKat Colors: White and black The GPad G5 will retail locally for an asking price of…
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  • Understanding corruption

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    THERE MIGHT very well be a conspiracy afoot to prevent the election of Vice-President Jejomar Binay to the Presidency in 2016. It doesn’t release Binay from the responsibility of credibly answering the accusations that have been hurled against him. But neither should it prevent the media from using the opportunity to provide the public the information and analysis it needs to encourage citizen action against corruption. The 2016 elections may be all of nineteen months away, but no one will seriously challenge the probability that what’s happening to Binay is a pre-emptive strike intended…
  • Aquino and company’s real “bosses”

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    HIS NUMBERS may be falling and those of one of his putative opponents rising, but Jejomar Binay is at this point still the leading candidate for the Presidency in 2016. Binay still topped the list of preferred presidential candidates in a September 8 Pulse Asia survey despite a sharp decline, from a previous (June 2014) 41 percent, to 31 percent, which, given a margin of error of three points, could either be a high preference number of 34 percent, or a low of 28. On the other hand, voter preference for Interior and Local Governments Secretary Manuel Roxas II climbed from a low seven percent…
  • Firing Purisima

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    REACTING TO demands that he fire Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima for, among other reasons, the involvement of policemen in robberies, extortion, kidnapping, even murder and other crimes, President Benigno Aquino III declared that “there have always been ‘scalawags’ in the police.” That statement implied that there’s nothing that can be done about it, in perhaps the same way that we can’t do anything about the sun’s rising in the East and setting in the West. Apparently firing Purisima and reforming the police are out of the question as far as Mr. Aquino is…
  • Ending the debate over martial law

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    FORTY-TWO years have passed since Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire country under martial law on September 23, 1972 (he signed Presidential Proclamation 1081 on September 21, implementing it only two days later). But some Filipinos still argue that things were better during the dictatorship, while others recall the way the regime ruined countless lives and inflicted on Philippine society its dark legacies of human rights violations, abuse of power, corruption and bad governance. This year, both that practically endless debate and the Marcos family’s decades-long campaign to have the late…
  • Clueless in Brussels

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    IN THE COURSE of his visit to several European countries, President Benigno Aquino III rejected, during a forum in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, what he called “blanket statements”—and proceeded to make some blanket statements of his own. Mr. Aquino was responding to the claims of protesters and some forum participants that human rights violations including extrajudicial killings have been continuing during his administration despite his 2010 campaign promise to put a stop to them, and that the government’s counter-insurgency program endangered people’s rights and lives.
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  • 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
  • Mitoy Yonting

    10 Oct 2013 | 9:13 am
     Mitoy Yonting AKA Michael Yonting 1st Filipino grand winner of ABS-CBN's talent search "The Voice of the Philippines" (2013) QUOTE "Once and for all,, para dun sa mga nag-aalala na baka MAG-BAGO daw ako,, HINDI po kayang BAGUHIN ng PERA si MICHAEL " mitoy " YONTING... Maraming salamat po!!"  ALIAS"Mitoy""Toy-mits"DATE OF BIRTHJanuary 5, 1970BIRTHPLACEPangasinan, PhilippinesWIFE: Merly RunasUSEFUL LINKSThe Voice of the Philippines – BIO: Mitoy Yonting Mitoy Yonting wins 'The Voice of the Philippines' 'The Voice PH' winner Mitoy Yonting's 'Eat Bulaga'…
  • JR Royol

    20 Mar 2013 | 5:39 pm
    JR Royol AKA Romulo Lamaton Royol Jr. 1st Filipino MasterChef Grand Winner in ABS-CBN's TV reality cooking show "MasterChef: Pinoy Edition" (2013) QUOTE"Cooking and music go hand in hand—you need heart to do both."  ALIAS"Pinoy MasterChef""JR"DATE OF BIRTHSeptember 29, 1983BIRTHPLACEBenguet, PhilippinesUSEFUL LINKSBusiness High Alumnus JR Royol is 1st Pinoy MasterChef Grand Winner 'MasterChef PH' winner wants to release cookbook Benguet native wins first 'MasterChef Pinoy Edition' First Pinoy MasterChef JR Royol recalls his biggest hurdle during the final…
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  • BREAKOUT ROOM 13: Successfully Escaped from @BreakoutPH's Motel Room 13!

    Anton Diaz
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:11 pm
    ROOM 13 is a Breakout Philippine's real life escape room game experience where you and your friends are trapped and need to escape from a motel room in the middle of nowhere within 45 minutes. The synergy of time pressure, trashy motel room design and eerie music made it feel so real and challenging. Here are some tips on how to successfully escape from @BreakoutPH's Motel Room 13: ROOM 13 by Breakout PhilippinesParagon Plaza Ground floor Reliance St., corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila…
  • MECHA UMA: "Absurdly Delicious" Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts!

    Anton Diaz
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    MECHA UMA is a Chef-Driven Restaurant by Chef Bruce Ricketts of Sensei Sushi fame. The name is a Japanese expression for absurdly delicious food. They serve predominantly Japanese food but are not limited to it. Foodies have raved about the Tasting Menu served Omakase-style (but is still dependent on the chef and what's freshly available that day). They also serve an a la carte menu of the best dishes featured in the Tasting Menu. We tried Mecha Uma's a la carte menu with our Mercato Partners and here's our experience... Mecha Uma is hidden in the non-happening side of the BGC…
  • SENTOSA SPOOKTACULAR: Welcome to Laddaland (Haunted Village Formerly Fort Siloso)!

    Anton Diaz
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Welcome to Laddaland, the new Spooktacular haunted village where horror lurks in every corner. Gather your courage and explore the village, where every house is haunted. Cursed and haunted spirits are out to claim new souls to join their realm. Come on in and we wish you luck, for we do not know if we will see you again.    Based on GMM Thai Hub’s well-received movie Laddaland, story has it that a family of four abandoned their old lives and moved into Laddaland, ready to settle down in a beautiful home they could call their own and live their dreams.  All is…
  • CHANGI RECOMMENDS: Best Mobile Data (S$10/day) & Last Minute Hotel in Singapore!

    Anton Diaz
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    I recently got stuck in Singapore with my 3 boys, and that's where I discovered Changi Recommends, who helped us with our last minute hotel booking.  Having data connection is crucial when you travel abroad, especially during times like this. I learned that Changi Recommends offers the best mobile data rate at S$10/day ( ~P350/day) when you travel to Singapore, which is better than local telco data roaming rates. Check out Changi Recommends on your next trip to Singapore. This also kicks-off the Singapore series in OAP...  VILLAGE HOTEL CHANGI Our…
  • WALKING DEAD: Escaped from Terminus under 15 Minutes! (A Photo Essay)

    Anton Diaz
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    All roads led to Terminus and our team was trapped in a container van with a chained zombie!  Here is how we escaped from Terminus under 15 minutes... ROOM 13 by Breakout PhilippinesParagon Plaza Ground floor Reliance St., corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1550Email: @breakoutphTwitter: @breakoutphFacebook: Breakout PhilippinesWebsite: Related Blog Posts: WALKING DEAD: Escaped from Terminus under 15 Minutes! (A Photo Essay) ROOM 13: Successfully Escaped from @BreakoutPH's Motel…
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  • Destinations of the Future as revealed by SkyScanner

    Raffy Pedrajita
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    By the next ten years space tourism will become more affordable for the ultra-luxury market but journeys to the bottom of the sea will be a much more mainstream, fashionable option. Skyscanner predicts that the heights of the Earth’s orbit and the depths of the… Read More Related posts: Women call the holiday shots, reveals Skyscanner SkyScanner is here for the Travel Mart 2013 SkyScanner reveals best time for Pinoy to book travels Finding cheap flights? Try it now with SkyScanner!
  • Enroute to Enchanted Kingdom for the STI Annivesary

    Raffy Pedrajita
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa Laguna is one classic park. It has been there for a long time however, it is always the venue for some large group of organization because it can accommodate lots of people in one venue. We were here recently to join… Read More Related posts: Enchanted Kingdom’s 14th year anniversary events Enchanted Kingdom’s EKstreme Tower Ride now open to public Happy 16th Anniversary Enchanted Kingdom! Enchanted Kingdom’s 15th Anniversary & New Year Celebration
  • The New Starbucks Tagaytay; Stuff you don’t know yet

    Raffy Pedrajita
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    There is new Starbucks in Tagaytay where tourists, local or otherwise can hang out. The new location is few minutes away from Tagaytay road coming from that long ascending road from Sta. Rosa. We were here the other night for a quick getaway with my… Read More Related posts: FiliBeans – your Filipino Coffee Destination in Tagaytay Explore Tagaytay Once More: Sky Ranch Tagaytay is now open Tagaytay, important numbers to remember Tagaytay Highlands: Feels Like You’re in a Foreign Land
  • Cebu Pacific Piso Sale – September 28 – 30 only

    Raffy Pedrajita
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Hey folks, its time to plan for your 2015 travels. Booking starts today and it will only last for two days! Post by Cebu Pacific Air. Travel period of this Cebu Pacific Piso sale is from January 1 to March 31, 2015. The sale is… Read More Related posts: 1 Peso Seat Sale at Cebu Pacific Cebu Pacific Piso Sale for January – March 2012 Seat Sale Alert! Cebu Pacific “The Flight Is Right” – Piso Sale! Cebu Pacific DIEZ is it! P10 seat sale to all domestic destinations
  • Sale Alert: Air Asia Piso to Kalibo

    Raffy Pedrajita
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    If you are planning to spend the holidays in the beautiful island of Boracay, it is time to book your P1 fare from Air Asia! Booking period is from today until September 28, 2014. And this promo is for your travel from today until December… Read More Related posts: Sale Alert! Air Asia’s You deserve a break, P799 Clark to KL! Air Asia’s BIG Sale: Stop dreaming, start travelling promo #AirAsia Sale Alert! Zest Air Piso fare seat sale! Seat Sale Alert! Air Asia’s Rain Rain I’ll fly away!
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  • Leyte Landing Memorial

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Today is the 70th anniversary of the fulfillment of General Douglas MacArthur’s pledge of “I shall return” after being forced out of the Philippines by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. On October 20, 1944, MacArthur, together with Philippine Commonwealth President Sergio Osmeña, landed at Palo, Leyte on a site designated by the Americans as “Red Beach”. This historic moment marked the beginning of the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese. A standard view of the Leyte memorial showing larger-than-life statues of General MacArthur and…
  • Cape Engaño Lighthouse

    6 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    If Cape Bojeador Lighthouse guides ships on the northwestern corner of Luzon, then Cape Engaño Lighthouse (Wikipedia) is its metaphorical sibling, guiding ships on Luzon’s northeastern frontier. This Spanish-era lighthouse, built in 1888 and first used in 1892, sits atop a hill on the northernmost point of Palaui Island in Santa Ana, Cagayan. A ground-level view of the lighthouse building complex from the south. Ⓒ Joy Ngo (CC) The lighthouse and cape on which it stands was named “Engaño” supposedly because the Spaniards found the location picturesque. And from the…
  • Diosdado Macapagal Bridge

    2 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Touted as the longest bridge in Mindanao with a length of 907 meters, the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge is one of the top tourist attractions in Butuan City with its raw and elegant design. Similar to the previously-featured Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge in Cebu, the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge except that it has a single tower instead of Fernan Bridge’s pair. I’m also guessing that Diosdado Macapagal Bridge is also the tallest bridge in Mindanao, if not the whole country. Silhouette of the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge’s tower and cables against the late afternoon…
  • Iglesia ni Cristo Museum (Punta)

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Today, July 27, 2014, is the 100th founding anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo, which is the largest religion founded by a Filipino, Felix Y. Manalo. To mark this milestone, I am featuring the site of the original temple of the church’s very first congregation in Punta, Sta. Ana, Manila. This temple, built in 1937, is now a museum depicting the early years of the church. In Manalo’s honor, the street fronting the original temple was renamed after him. A view of the main musuem building as seen from Felix Manalo Street. Public domain photo on Wikimedia Commons It was in November 1913…
  • Punta Cruz Watchtower

    19 May 2014 | 3:56 pm
    The Punta Cruz Watchtower is the primary symbol of the town of Maribojoc, Bohol and is found on both the seal and flag of the town. Built by the Augustinian Recollects in 1796, the watchtower served as a lookout against marauding pirates and Moros from Mindanao and was dedicated to St. Vincent Ferrer. Located as it is on Bohol’s prominent western point, which also serves as the westernmost point of Maribojoc, the watchtower provides an excellent view of the surrounding waters and of nearby Cebu and Siquijor. The site stands in the barangay of the same name (Punta Cruz, which means Cross…
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  • How you can help the children survive the food crisis in South Sudan

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    How you can help the children survive the food crisis in South Sudan is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Mothers will do everything to save their child. Veronica Nyamod must have been so tired, walking wearily for more than four hours just to bring her frail one-year-old son , Stephen Nyamod to a clinic near Reke, South Sudan. A BBC report wrote a story on a South Sudanese village two months ago where mothers and children resorted to eating water lilies . South Sudan faces a food crisis. A clinic run by the International Rescue Committee has been treating up to 16 children every week ever…
  • All for Children collection at H&M supports UNICEF projects

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    All for Children collection at H&M supports UNICEF projects is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Aww… I wish I had small kids. I would be dressing them up for Halloween or just play dress-up. I will soon see a preview of this year’s All for Children collection at H&M . They offer an innovative way to play dress-up, with a fantasy world of pieces with a contemporary edge. The activewear-inspired collection is for children of all ages, and will be available from October 30th in selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as online. Twenty-five percent of sales from the All for…
  • Survival tips on how to be a happy, healthy working mom (Part 2 of 2)

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Survival tips on how to be a happy, healthy working mom (Part 2 of 2) is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Written by Edel Cayetano , as originally posted at Philippine Online Chronicles After realizing the benefits of being a working mom, you have now decided that working part-time or full-time is the best option for you and your family. Now here are mommyversal survival tips from Parents Online and other web sources to get you through your challenging but rewarding decision: Let go of the guilt Working mom’s guilt is practically an epidemic, but rather than dwelling on how you’re not…
  • 1780 by SariSariStore.Com, an iconic Filipino one-stop-shop

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    1780 by SariSariStore.Com, an iconic Filipino one-stop-shop is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger I grew up in a bakeshop, smelling freshly baked bread every morning. You know how that aroma is, right?  It’s heavenly. My mother thought of using her baking talent to augment her teacher’s salary  by starting a small bakeshop. That small business grew and made enough income to finance seven of us to Manila for college. I am a great believer that entrepreneurship can bring most of us into financial independence. It was that belief that prompted me to work at the UP Institute…
  • Benefits of being a working, full-time mom (Part 1 of 2)

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Benefits of being a working, full-time mom (Part 1 of 2) is a post from: A Filipina Mom Blogger Written by Edel Cayetano , as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. “A mommy can work and be a mommy too.” This is what working moms try to tell their kids (and themselves) as they struggle to strike a balance between family life and keeping a career. As a working mom, albeit a first timer, I am still getting acquainted with the changes in my young family’s life and mine, and I tell you: it is not easy at all. Because of this, I have also asked myself…
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  • synchronicity, jails, pemberton’s custody

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    south africa:  in the sentence hearing of oscar pistorius for culpable homicide in the death of reeva steenkamp, the plea of the defense is that pistorius not be made to spend time in jail, a social worker pointing to overcrowding, … Continue reading →
  • Charter change: The 2014 version

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    By Christian S. Monsod The House of Representatives is currently debating Joint Resolution No. 1 (JR-1) to amend six “economic” provisions of the Constitution on land, natural resources, public utilities, media, advertising and educational institutions. The proposed amendment is the … Continue reading →
  • Risking residents’ health for ‘development’

    9 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    By Katrina S.S. I GREW up on a quiet street in Mandaluyong City, in a compound filled with family, with bungalows for houses. Soon enough relatives started to migrate and sell their land. We have seen a beautiful bungalow demolished … Continue reading →
  • like mother, like son?

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:29 pm
    sino ba itong MORE2COME.  ayaw i-disclose who funded the huge newspaper ads glorifying the prez.  and the target is 2 million signatures daw by november 30 to convince the prez to chacha and run again.  i just realized, november 30 rin yung … Continue reading →
  • Authenticity deconstructed

    4 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    By Antonio P. Contreras Contrary to popular belief, there are many virtues in politics. Far from being a world for the corrupt and a vocation for the corruptible, politics in fact, and ideally, like teaching, is a noble profession. In … Continue reading →
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    Daily Contributor

  • The Only Way to Completely Secure Your Network Is to Trust No One

    Guest Contributor
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Computer security experts claim that as many as 90 percent of all data security breaches are not discovered by the organization experiencing the breach, but are in fact discovered by third-parties. For example, in the recent breach of mass retailer Target, the problem was discovered not by the company or any of its customers, but instead by a third-party security agency charged with monitoring the network. The fact that so few organizations actually catch suspicious or criminal activity on their networks highlights a common problem today: Most companies treat anything within the network as…
  • Globe upgrades and creates another exciting retail customer experience with its Generation 3 Stores

    Press Release
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Globe Telecom is making way for another groundbreaking retail experience as it temporarily closed down two of its biggest stores – SM North Edsa and Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro. The two stores will reopen in December 2014 promising a fresh experience for its customers and unique retail concept, a first of its kind in the Philippines. Pioneering in innovative store designs, Globe made headway in retail shopping experience when it first remodeled its stores in 2010. Globe Retail Transformation and Management Head Joe Caliro said, “We are taking a giant leap with the new retail…
  • Call loved ones in the Philippines for only $1 a month with Globe

    Jayjay Verzola
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    [contextly_auto_sidebar id="RJdP8UOlWjt5wO3aY9xoUqLh31egF8ro"] Yes, you read it right. The Globe DUO International service is now more affordable at USD1 per month from the original price of USD25. The service lets Filipinos based in other countries communicate (a maximum of 3000 minutes per month) to loved ones in the Philippines. It is limited, however, to only 24 countries: USA, Canada, Japan, Spain, UK, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, South Africa, Portugal, Finland, Greece, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland,…
  • Intel, CloudFone and Globe Telecom joined forces to launch affordable smartphone-tablet bundle

    Jayjay Verzola
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    From left to right: CloudFone CEO Eric Yu, Intel Philippine Country Manager Calum Chisholm, Director for Globe Postpaid Acquisition Mark Go Here is another exclusive offer from Globe! Together with the technology giants CloudFone and Intel, the Intel-powered CloudFone Epic 7.0 tablet can now be availed for free at Globe mySuperPlan 499 bundled with a CloudFone Excite 400dx handset and bluetooth keyboard. The postpaid plan includes 100MB of data, all-net calls and SMS (approximately 10 minutes of calls and 200 SMS), and an all-month access to certain apps such as Spotify, Gmail, Yahoo,…
  • Globe expands global footprint; opens first international retail store in Milan, Italy

    Press Release
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Globe Telecom marked another corporate milestone by expanding its business operations overseas with the recent opening of the first international Globe Store in Italy. Located in the financial and fashion capital of Milan along Via Capellari 3, the maiden international Globe Store in Milan is open Tuesdays to Sundays, offering a variety of telecoms services such as the Globe local Italy SIM with the best call and text rate and prepaid load cards in various denominations. For the whole month of September to celebrate its inauguration month, it will offer freebies and discounts to customers…
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  • A List of Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful Things

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Have you ever seen a sea of clouds? It’s such an amazing sight. — There’s a restaurant in Davao City named Lachi’s. They serve the most awesome Sans Rival. — Globe has an e-waste recovery and recycling program called Project 1 Phone. It’s a wonderful idea that will rebuild schools in Aklan. — Harry Potter […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: A List of Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful ThingsWhich is better, stocks or forex?Learn the difference between the two and discover the winning…
  • The Amazing Story of the Turtle Traders

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    One popular statistic that is being said about people who go into the stock market is that 85% of them fail. It’s even more brutal in forex, where it is said that 95% of them lose money. I tried to see if those numbers were true, and haven’t found any proof. So I’m concluding that […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: The Amazing Story of the Turtle TradersWhich is better, stocks or forex?Learn the difference between the two and discover the winning mindset on how to become a successful stock market and forex…
  • Successful Investing is Not Just About the Numbers

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Once upon a time, a powerful wizard created two magic boxes. They’re magic because they have the ability to make money instantly appear inside. The powerful wizard randomly chooses one person every three years and gives them those boxes. When the 3 years have passed, he’ll take them back and choose the next lucky person […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: Successful Investing is Not Just About the NumbersWhich is better, stocks or forex?Learn the difference between the two and discover the winning mindset on how to…
  • Eight Reasons Why I Learned To Love Personal Finance

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Did you love your finance subjects when you were in college? I recall my economics class, and how I and most of my classmates found it boring. My accounting class was no different, as I felt it was a waste of my calculator’s power to do an endless stream of additions and subtractions. Today, April […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: Eight Reasons Why I Learned To Love Personal FinanceWhich is better, stocks or forex?Learn the difference between the two and discover the winning mindset on how to become a successful stock…
  • Learning Begins In The Family: Three Inspirational Videos About Entrepreneurship

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Entrepreneurship is not something taught in schools, but it’s something that parents can essentially teach their children. These three videos from Thailand and based on real-life stories, shows how family inspires infinite possibilities of learning and proves that parents can be a powerful influence in shaping their children’s future. Traditional Thai Dance We Can Try […]Note:This is just a preview. Read the full article at Ready To Be Rich by clicking this link: Learning Begins In The Family: Three Inspirational Videos About EntrepreneurshipWhich is better, stocks or…
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  • Huawei Philippines to host ICT Carnival 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Huawei will be holding the Huawei Philippines ICT Carnival 2014 on October 28 to 31, 2014. This ICT roadshow with the theme “Pave the Future a Better Way” will present local partners and customers with the latest enterprise solutions and services from Huawei Philippines. Driven by its dedication to customer-centric innovation, Huawei will be sharing insights on vertical industries and advanced technologies, various products and solutions including Cloud Computing, Agile Network, Intelligent Wifi, Unified Communication, Video Conference, Safe City Solutions during the event at the…
  • Want to win a Lenovo A536 smartphone? Join Lenovo’s Halloween contest.

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    First off, I’d like to apologize if I haven’t been updating as much. Been very busy with my day job lately. I’ll try to make up for it in the coming days, starting with some good news. Lenovo is giving away a brand new A536 smartphone to one lucky winner. All you have to do is write an obituary about your dead phone. Yep, that’s about right. Those interested to join may send in their entries through Twitter or Instagram and include the hashtags #MyDeadPhone and #PhoneCemetery. You could also join using your Facebook accounts and tagging the official Facebook page of…
  • Faster is Better: Lenovo Introduces 2 New LTE Smartphones

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    If you’re looking for affordable LTE smartphones, then Lenovo may have something for you. The Taiwanese manufacturer recently introduced 2 new members for its LTE smartphone line up to the country, namely the Lenovo A606 and the Lenovo S856. The Lenovo A606 is the more affordable of the two at P9,499. It features a 5 inch screen, 1.3GHz quad core CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. An 8MP main camera, a 2MP front camera and a 2,000mAh battery round out the rest of the specs.   The Lenovo S856, on the other hand, is the more premium of the two. For P13,999, you will get a large 5.5…
  • Fluke Networks Delivers World’s First Cloud-Connected Cable Certification Tool to Optimize Test Results

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    Philippines–Fluke Networks announced LinkWare Live, the first cloud-based service that enables contractors, cable installers and project managers using the Versiv family of certification testers to upload, manage, and analyze certification test results from cabling projectsanytime, anywhere. LinkWare Live works with DSX-5000, OptiFiber Pro, and CertiFiber Pro certification testers to optimize project management and safeguard contractor profitability byproviding real-time access to testing results, extending support to technicians in the field, and eliminating costly truck rolls simply for…
  • Apple iPad Mini 3 announced! TouchID and new color included.

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Aside from the iPad Air 2, Apple also announced the third generation of the iPad Mini. Called the iPad Mini 3, it features a 7.9 inch screen with Retina Display. Its still has the same 7.9mm thickness, and the same dimensions. It has almost the same specs as the second, but this time features the TouchID and Apple Pay. The iPad Mini 3 will go for $400 (P18,000) for the 16GB, $500 (P22,500) for the 64GB and $600 (P27,000) for the 128GB. You have to pay an extra $150 for the LTE versions. It comes in a new Gold color, to go with the current Space Gray and Silver. iPad Mini 3 specs: 7.9-inches…
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  • Bear Eats Man: Bear Consumed 85% Of Man Who Suffered From Heart Attack

    Marhgil Macuha
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    A Black Bear Credit: Wikipedia A black bear reportedly ate a body of a man who died of a heart attack while on his way to check his water supplies. According to LA Times, Marion Lee Williams, 65, from Humboldt County, collapsed and died from heart attack sometime last week not far from his property, from where the bear had also apparently lived. The bear probably came across Williams, dragged his body into a cave to eat. “It looks like he collapsed and died,” Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Roy Horton reportedly said. “The bear comes along and sees a potential food…
  • Marlisa Punzalan Wins “The X Factor Australia”

    Marhgil Macuha
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Marlisa Punzalan Credit: The X Factor Australia Marlisa Punzalan was proclaimed the grand winner of “The X Factor Australia” on Monday, October 20, 2014. Punzalan, a daughter of both Filipino living in Mount Druitt in Sydney, is only 15 years old, making her the youngest champion of the said talent search since 2005. Irish singer Ronan Keating mentored Punzalan on the show, where she beat Brothers 3 coached by Dannii Minogue; and Dean Ray coached by Natalie Bassingwaighte. “Thank you so much, everyone who voted and everyone who supported me, thank you so much. I…
  • Lyca Gairanod And Family Move To New Home

    Marhgil Macuha
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    Lyca Gairanod Credit: ABS-CBN Lyca Gairanod, “The Voice Kids” champion, and her family moved to their new home in Gen. Trias, Cavite as part of the prizes she won on the said talent search, ABS-CBN News reported recently. The house was located at Camella Tierra Nevada, a 100-hectare estate development with parks and sports facilities. The house blessing was conducted on Wednesday morning, the report said. As “The Voice Kids” champion, Lyca also won P2 million and a recording contract with MCA Universal. Lyca has been an inspiration to many Filipinos whose life story…
  • “Set Your Girls Free”: National No Bra Day Celebrated For October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Marhgil Macuha
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    National No Bra Day Credit: Under the mantra “set your girls free,” thousands of women across the world went bra-less on October 13 to celebrate the National No Bra Day for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to Fox News, the National No Bra Day is an annual holiday started on 2011. Breast cancer survivors and supporters are using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to encourage women not to wear bra for a day to raise awareness and support breast cancer survivors. According to News Max, “No Bra Day” only evolved into a…
  • Nina Pham Identified As The Dallas Nurse Contracted With Ebola

    Marhgil Macuha
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse from Texas has been identified as the nurse who contracted Ebola while taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the United States. Credit: According to Yahoo News, Pham’s family confirmed her identity to WFAA, a local Dallas ABC News affiliate. Reports said that Pham has been isolated since late Friday. Her diagnosis was confirmed by the CDC on Sunday, October 12. This is said to be the first case that the Ebola virus has ever been transmitted in the US soil. According to reports, how Pham specifically contracted…
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  • Heroes of Olympus: Blood of Olympus released worldwide

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    Blood Of Olympus, the fifth book in the Heroes of Olympus Series featuring the adventures of our demigod friends like Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Jason Grace, Nico Di Angelo, Leo Valdez and more, has finally been released worldwide. October 7, 2014 marked the international release of the Blood Of Olympus book. It’s the much awaited […] The post Heroes of Olympus: Blood of Olympus released worldwide appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
  • Smart LTE for 6 months+

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Pinoy Teens is using Smart LTE for over 6 months now. The experience with both the internet service and customer support of Smart has been excellent and outstanding. Of course, there may have been a few minor hiccups here and there with my internet connection, but all issues were surely to be resolved within 6-12 […] The post Smart LTE for 6 months+ appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
  • Subway Surfers No Jailbreak iOS Hack

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Subway Surf, one of the more famous Temple Run-like games has just recently updated for the nth time. As far as I know, I have been able to update to every single Subway Surf iOS update while managing to purchase all the limited-edition characters available during each update ever since they started doing this “world […] The post Subway Surfers No Jailbreak iOS Hack appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
  • PWC Leadership Training 2014

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    As posted on: The Annual PWC Leadership Training initiated by our school’s Office of Student Affairs was the first Leadership Training that I’ve ever attended. It was a truly remarkable experience for me, it was truly a first of its kind. I’m still quite overwhelmed by all the good vibes I’ve brought home with […] The post PWC Leadership Training 2014 appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
  • Software Freedom Day at PWC

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    The Information Technology Department of the Philippine Women’s College of Davao is set to host their first ever Software Freedom Day this coming September 20, 2014. Software Freedom Day 2014 is slated to be PWC I.T Department’s biggest event yet. Software Freedom Day is a globally and simultaneously held event that aims to promote and […] The post Software Freedom Day at PWC appeared first on Pinoy Teens.
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  • L.A. City Council proclaims October 2014 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    The Los Angeles City Council, led byCouncilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Jose Huizar, honored the Filipino American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2014 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month on October 10, 2014 at the John Ferraro Council Chamber of the City Hall of Los Angeles.   Tags Los Angeles City Council Mitch O’Farrell Filipino-American History/Heritage Month filipino-american Filam FAHM FAHM 2014 Consul General Herrera-Lim
  • Ballet Philippines receives standing ovation in Los Angeles

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Ballet Philippines is headed by its President, Ms. Margie Moran-Floirendo and known for winning the second Ms. Universe crown for the Philippines in 1973.  Godinus Executive Producer Becca Godinez and PAE Live Producer Ted Benito are the producers of Ballet Philippines’ performance in the California area.  BP is in its 45th season this year and is touring in the United States and Canada to exhibit the world-class talent of the oldest surviving ballet company in Southeast Asia.  BP founder, Ms. Tags Ballet Philippines Ballet Margie Moran Becca Godinez Ted Benito Alice Reyes
  • Filipino Parents Say the Darndest Things

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Filipino parents have some interesting ways of communicating, but they're at least memorable and mildly entertaining. There's nothing like a family get together to remind you of all the ways your parents embarrassed you growing up. But let's be honest, you say them too. Here are the Top 10 Filipino Phrases Your Parents Say1. "Psst…Hoy!"Well, that’s one way to get your attention. Tags memes animated gif parents filipino
  • Giselle "G" Töngi Named New Host and Producer of KSCI-TV LA18's Kababayan Today

    frederick alain
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    KSCI-TV LA18, Los Angeles' #1 Asian TV station, has selected the multi-talented Giselle "G" Töngi as the new host and producer of its locally produced Filipino talk show, Kababayan Today. As America's first and only daily talk show for and about the Filipino American community, LA18 is excited about the opportunity to associate with Tongi as she takes on the responsibility and opportunity to establish a new and expanding direction for the show.  Tags G Töngi Jannelle So KSCI-TV LA18 Kababayan Today Giselle Töngi
  • Summer Camp Teaches Campers about the Filipino Culture

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Filipino Friends and Families of North Edison, or FFFNE, holds an annual week-long summer camp for children from Pre-K to 10th Grade where they learn about the Filipino culture through music, dance, cultural wear, storytelling, cooking, and arts and crafts.  For five days, campers learn about the Philippine history through song and dance and at the end of the week they put on a cultural performance showcasing to their family & friends the traditional Filipino dances and songs that they learned throughout the week, complete with cultural attire.   Tags filipino filipino american edison…
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  • 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…
  • Get Ready for The Ultimate Taste Test 2014!

    Guia Obsum
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Where food and foodies unite...It's that time of the year again, when the country's most promising food purveyors and the metro's hungriest foodies gather under one big roof. Made possible by Our Awesome Planet and San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, the Ultimate Taste Test is a food tasting event where 40+ food concessionaires offer samples of their products from savory fare to sweet treats to delightful drinks.So what do you have to do?1. Buy a ticket. Tickets are P600 per head and inclusive of food tasting portions from the food purveyors, a bottle of San Miguel Super Dry, Premium All-Malt,…
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  • Video: Anne Curtis and Coleen Garcia's Magpasikat performance in 5th anniversary of It’s Showtime

    Lorena Ladao
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    PHOTO: Screengrab from ABS-CBN Online Showtime hosts Anne Curtis and Coleen Garcia performed music sampling and stunning aerial acrobatics for "Magpasikat Week" during the celebration of 'It's Showtime' 5th anniversary, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Anne and Coleen recorded a vocal and intrumental sound from xylophone, guitar, bass, drums, and piano and reused it as accompaniment as they
  • UAAP 77 Men's & Women's Volleyball 1st Round Schedule of Games (2014-2015)

    Lorena Ladao
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:29 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
  • Video: Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario's Magpasikat performance in 5th anniversary of It’s Showtime

    Lorena Ladao
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    PHOTO: Screengrab from ABS-CBN Online In celebration to the fifth anniversary of “It’s Showtime,” Team Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario show off their amazing performance in the day 2 of the show dubbed as ‘Mapgasikat Week,’ on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.Hilario and Navarro performed an interpretative dance and live painting that narrates their friendship. They were joined by Yassi Pressman with
  • Videos: Marlisa Punzalan’s performances (X Factor Australia 2014 Grand Finals)

    Lorena Ladao
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Photo Credit: / The X Factor - Australia Filipina 15-year-old Marlisa Punzalan was the surprise winner of the X Factor 2014 Australia grand final on Monday, October 20, 2014.Punzalan beat 22-year-old judges’ favourite Dean Ray Dean Ray and folk-pop trio Brothers 3.Just 14 when she first auditioned, Marlisa, whose parents are both Filipino became the youngest ever winner of the X
  • UPDATE: August 2014 LET (Teacher Board Exam) results release by end of October - PRC Baguio

    Lorena Ladao
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) conducted the Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) last August 17, 2014.The August 2014 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) or the Teachers Board Exam was given by PRC and Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) in the following testing center: NCR- Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Palawan, Laoag, Legazpi
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  • Victim-blaming Jennifer Laude For The “Crime” Of Existing As A Trangendered Woman

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    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

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    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…
  • A Restaurant Serving Great Thai Cuisine in White Plains, Quezon City
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    We always pass by this restaurant in White Plains whenever we go to our favorite spa, The Body Spa and Waxing Lounge (ahem), and never really gave it much thought until a week ago. Called Basil, it used to be one of those places which sold ornamental plants along White Plains, but which has since been converted into a beautiful Thai restaurant. We strongly recommend this place if you’re in the area and looking for good Thai food. The interiors are dark and lovely, with a small pond in the corner, candles, Thai-inspired decor, and a fairly intimidating wall of earth, roots and plants…
  • Revisiting The Salcedo Saturday Market
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    We always have a great time when we drop by the Salcedo Saturday Market, and this weekend was no exception. A popular tourist hub in Salcedo Village, Makati, the Salcedo Saturday Market is a small community market that pops up every Saturday in Jaime Velasquez Park. It has been around for about ten years, and offers a variety of treats for visitors. Items can be expensive though, but they are usually worth the cost. It’s also a great place to look for possible suppliers for food gifts this Christmas. We first stopped by Sonsi, The House of Longganisa, which is easily one of our favorite…
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