30 June 2012

Sharon Cuneta Hints At Family Problem


Something has been bothering Megastar Sharon Cuneta lately and it’s apparently bigger than her online detractors.
The TV host-actress intimated about what seems to be a family problem through a series of tweets she posted on June 28.
She began with, “So much going on in my family.. I mean my Mommy, brother, & me... My tendency though I always come out strong, is really, to hide & avoid what is most painful.. I just want what's best for my Mama (Elaine Cuneta).. Ang hirap..”

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Bigger Pag-IBIG Loan


Starting this month, members of Pag-IBIG or Home Development Mutual Fund can borrow as much as P6 million, double the previous loanable amount.
Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Darlene Marie B. Berberabe said last Friday the new loan policy was approved just last week, although Vice President and concurrent Pag-IBIG Chairman Jejomar C. Binay had revealed such development as early as March.

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P35,567 Pay For Teachers Proposed


Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has proposed close to 100 percent monthly salary increase for the country’s more than 500,000 public school teachers from the current P18,549 to P35,567.
If the measure becomes a law, the government stands to spend over P18 billion a month or P219 billion a year for the public school teachers’ salaries.
The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) welcomed Trillanes’ proposal.

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Autographed Cap For President Aquino

"To PNoy, Best wishes!"
This was the message of Filipino-American coach of the champion Miami Heat team, Erik Spoelstra on the visor of the autographed championship cap he gave to President Benigno S. Aquino III, according to Assistant Secretary Renato Marfil of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
Aquino received the black and gray Miami Heat's Official 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) Champions Locker Room Snap Back Adjustable hat last Friday, Marfil said in a text message.

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Grace Lee On Life After Pnoy


Grace Lee is trying to keep herself busy, weeks after confirming rumors that she and President Benigno Aquino III are no longer dating.
According to Lee, it's "a good time" to just keep on working" inasmuch as she's "single but not ready to mingle."
In a recent interview with "24 Oras," Lee admitted to still being "friends" with PNoy.
She describes him as a "great guy," one that she "learned a lot" from, only that they're both "too busy" to keep in touch.

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Unusual Love Team Featured In ‘Lorenzo’s Time’


It’s an unusual love-team that will be featured in ABS-CBN’s newest primetime offering “Lorenzo’s Time,” which starts airing tomorrow, July 2. This first of its kind Primetime Bida drama series is topbilled by child wonder Zaijan Jaranilla and seasoned actress and TV host Carmina Villaroel.
The story is very interesting and the unique storyline excited us.

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Five foods that could save your life


The foods that we often feel guilty about eating can help to save your life. ‘What the health! Food can save your life?’ It certainly can, and it gets even better; when we talk of life-saving foods, we aren’t limited to the obvious healthy foods: fruit and veg. Here’s our refreshing approach to healthy eating.
We’ve compiled a list of our five favorite health-boosting foods and the reasons why they can save your life. Here's our refreshing approach to healthy eating.

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20,000 Year Old Pottery Found


Pottery fragments found in a south China cave have been confirmed to be 20,000 years old, making them the oldest known pottery in the world, archaeologists say.
The findings, which will appear in the journal Science on Friday, add to recent efforts that have dated pottery piles in East Asia to more than 15,000 years ago, refuting conventional theories that the invention of pottery correlates to the period about 10,000 years ago when humans moved from being hunter-gathers to farmers.

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29 June 2012

BIR Upgrades Docu Stamp Use


The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has upgraded its electronic documentary stamp tax (eDST) system to facilitate the generation of the stamps used by taxpayers in selected transactions.
The upgrade consisted of changing certain policies on their usage as well as distributing the electronic machines to the agency's collection and audit offices nationwide.
The electronic gadgets were previously available only in banks authorized by the BIR to accept tax payments and at the collection service and collection programs division in the national office.

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Google’s Nexus Challenges Apple’s iPad


Google, Inc. will sell its first tablet from mid-July for $199, hoping to replicate its smartphone success in a hotly contested market now dominated by Amazon.com, Inc.'s Kindle Fire and Apple, Inc.'s iPad.
The "Nexus 7" tablet, built by and co-branded with Taiwan's Asus, was one of several gadgets unveiled at its annual developers' conference on Wednesday, as the Internet search and advertising leader dips its toe into the intensively competitive consumer arena.

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Google's Digital Glasses Now Closer To Reality


Google, Inc. expects to roll out a consumer version of its electronic eyewear that can live-stream images and audio and perform computing tasks in less than two years, though it stopped short of putting a price tag on the “smart” glasses.
Google Glass, as the technology is known, will be sold to consumers at a price “significantly” lower than the $1,500 that the company is selling it to US-based software developers from early next year, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said.

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28 June 2012

Acclaimed screenwriter Nora Ephron dead at 71


Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron, known for romantic comedies "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," as well as books and essays, has died in New York after battling leukemia. She was 71.
Ephron, who had suffered from acute myeloid leukemia, died on Tuesday evening at New York's Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center surrounded by her family, they said in a statement.

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Sam Pinto Still The ‘Sexiest;’ Mag Names ‘Men Who Matter’


Model-turned-TV star Sam Pinto remains the country’s sexiest woman landing on top of FHM magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list for a second year.
Pinto, now more popularly known as Neneng B for her ghetto girl role on “Boy Pick-Up,” outshone the likes of Marian Rivera, Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe and other celeb vixens, GMA News reported Wednesday.

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Introducing BlackBerry Mobile Fusion: Next Generation Mobile Device Management Solution


BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM’s next-generation mobile device management (MDM) solution is now available for enterprise customers in the Philippines. Built on the foundation that has established BlackBerry Enterprise Server as the gold standard for government and businesses, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion delivers a cost-efficient, secure, reliable and scalable solution that consolidates the management of smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry OS (including support for BlackBerry PlayBook and future BlackBerry 10 devices) as well as Android and iOS, and provides a single, unified, web-based console for easily managing all devices.

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OtterBox Unveils Exciting New Cases


OtterBox is all geared up for the Samsung Galaxy Note with the new Commuter and Defender cases. Both lines are available for this industry-defining phone/tablet hybrid, making active users confident about keeping their new favorite device on hand anywhere.
The Defender series maintains its signature of superior protection as it comes in three layers to keep the thin and light body of the Galaxy Note secure in any environment. The built-in screen protector keeps the Note safe from scratches. The outer layer, made of durable silicone, absorbs bumps and shocks, while the inner polycarbonate shell provides solid impact protection. Openings on the case include slots for the loudspeaker, the micro USB port, and easy access to the stylus. The ribbed texture along the sides for enhanced grip completes the deal for the tough Defender case.

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26 June 2012

Infocus High-Quality Projector Series That’s Easy On The Budget


Do you need powerful projectors but on a limited budget?
Don’t fret as InFocus has released its newest IN120 Series, IN122 and IN124 projectors, both based on DLP display technology and BrilliantColor incorporating function for vivid color reproduction, a contrast ratio 3.000:1 and up 3.000 lumens brightness.

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Nokia 808 PureView Camera-Phone: A Breakthrough In Mobile Photography


Photography, in the world of smartphones, is all about being able to capture a shot quickly in the best possible quality. It is also about editing a photo on the go and sharing it instantly through your social networks. Now, you can experience all these and more with Nokia’s latest high-end cameraphone -- Nokia 808 PureView – which can take sharp, clear and ready-to-share pictures!
Nokia 808 PureView carries an imaging technology that combines high performance sensors, exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and imaging algorithms, which sets a new standard in the smartphone imaging industry.

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Filipinos Among World’s Top Smokers – Survey


Despite the existence of laws that limit smoking, male Filipino smokers are among the top smokers in the world occupying the ninth spot following India and China among others, data from the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation revealed on Tuesday.
The 2008 data was revealed by the Department of Health (DoH) as it sought to emphasize the urgency of the passage of the sin tax bill.

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25 June 2012

Dolphy Undergoes Surgery


Comedy King Dolphy underwent a tracheostomy on Saturday night, his son Eric told media Sunday at the Makati Medical Center.
“At this point we decided to do that is because alam namin na ito ‘yung makaka-relieve sa discomfort na nararamdaman ng daddy ko, and at the same time for us also ‘yung discomfort na nakikita namin siya na… mas maganda ‘yung pinapakita niya sa ‘min, so nawawala din ‘yung discomfort namin,” the actor-director explained.

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TOSHIBA Brings New Generation TVs And PCs To The Philippines


Toshiba Philippines Inc. demonstrated the power of its tagline, “Leading Innovation”, with the launch of its new generation of products for the Philippines: leading-edge large-screen, glasses-free 3D TV; a new Power TV series; and a new generation of notebook PCs, including the Z Series Ultrabook. The company also introduced its new brand ambassador for the Philippines, Ms. Solenn Heussaff.

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ASUS Launches TAICHI, Transformer Book


ASUS has announced two exciting new notebooks that embody its ‘Happiness 2.0’ commitment to delivering the best end-user experience — the ASUS TAICHI and ASUS Transformer Book.
The Happiness 2.0 philosophy stems from the many ways ASUS is committed to bringing its customers brand new experiences with products that satisfy their needs and expectations.

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Facebook Under-13: Formalizing The Obvious


It was reported recently that Facebook is pursuing tools that would permit children under 13 to access the social networking site under parental control or supervision.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was quoted as saying that he will ‘fight’ to allow under-13s to use the social networking website.
So what’s new with the “Baby Facebook”?

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20 June 2012

Microsoft Unveils Tablet That Will Challenge iPad


Microsoft on Monday unveiled its first tablet computer, the Surface, as the technology titan steps in with its own hardware to take on Apple’s market-ruling iPads.
Chief executive Steve Ballmer described the iPad challenger -- complete with ultra thin covers-cum-keyboards in a range of colors -- as a tablet that ‘’works and plays’’ as he presented it at a press event in Los Angeles.

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Dolphy Undergoes Blood Transfusion


 After reports of his condition getting better, comedy actor Dolphy had to go through blood transfusion as his hemoglobin level went down.
Dolphy’s director-actor son Eric Quizon shared on “24 Oras” on June 19, “They’re tansfusing some blood sa kanya ngayon.”

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19 June 2012

Excessive Mercury Found In 13 Products


A consumer watchdog is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban supposed harmful skin whitening products sold in the Philippines after it found 13 of them containing excessive amounts of mercury.
Ecowaste Coalition said 13 of the 14 skin whitening products it purchased in stores in Manila and Makati Cities contained excessive levels of mercury from 550 parts per million (ppm) to 60,800 ppm in violation of the 1 ppm allowable limit under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Cosmetics Directive.

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If You Have a U.T.I.


If you have a urinary tract infection, or UTI, you're probably thinking about peeing/urinating quite a lot.Why? Because it stings when you go-yow! You also might have the feeling that  you need to go to the bathroom all the time.And when you do phew!Your pee smells bad.
These changes occur because bacteria have caused an infection somewhere in your urinary tract.Lets find out more.
What exactly is the urinary tract?
Your urinary tract is actually a system made up of six main parts: Your two kidneys,two ureters,bladder and urethra.The kidneys clean waste products from your blood. The waste becomes urine,which drips into the ureters (long thin tubes, one connected to each kidney). From there,the urine travels through the ureters down to the bladder.

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Rice Cookers – HANDLE WITH CARE


Filipinos eat rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serve rice desserts, and snacks made with rice. It is therefore not surprising that the most important cooking appliance in Pinoy homes anywhere in the world is the rice cooker, an appliance that takes all the guesswork out of making the perfect pot of steamed rice.

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23 Bets Compete In 2012 Mr. & Miss Island Philippines


Twenty-three contestants – 11 lovely ladies and 12 handsome gentlemen – were presented to media as official candidates of the 2012 Mister and Miss Island Philippines 2012 in Pasig City on June 11.

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18 June 2012


Nokia has taken another step towards connecting the next billion consumers when it unveiled the Asha Touch family of mobile devices. The three new phone models -- the Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306 and Nokia Asha 311 -- is set to take the full touch experience to new price points and further expand the successful Asha family. To date, there are 10 Asha devices available in more than 130 markets, providing young, social consumers with a choice of phones to match their own lifestyle.

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Emma Stone: Spider-Man’s ‘Other Girl’


Contrary to what the earlier “Spider-Man” trilogy [starring Tobey Maguire] would have non-comic book readers think, Mary Jane Watson wasn’t the only girl in Peter Parker’s heart. In fact, based on the storyline in the comic books, the blonde college student Gwen Stacy [who first appeared in print in “The Amazing Spider-Man” #31] had been Peter’s “first love.” But unless you have all the time in the world to untangle the complicated web of Peter’s love life and argue this matter, suffice it to say that Gwen Stacy finally gets her rightful screen time with Peter after appearing as a minor character in the Maguire-starrer “Spider-Man 3.”

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Get Fine Pics With Fujifilm


The Fujifilm Finepix X100 is a lightweight, easy to carry around with a fantastic retro-styled camera. It provides its user with a smart feeling of holding a vintage relic that can spar with the more recent cameras. This is something every pro that misses the old days will certainly love this camera.

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Angeline Quinto Open To Undergo DNA Testing With Possible Biological Mom


Singer Angeline Quinto swore that she’d forever remain indebted to her foster family despite her continued search for her biological mother.
“Wala naman pong magbabago samin,” assured Angeline in between tears via a taped interview with “The Buzz” aired on June 17.
 Angeline’s promise to continue loving her adoptive parents, especially her Mama Bab (Sylvia Quinto, her father’s aunt whom she considers as her mother), came on the heels of a certain Veronica Tolentino’s claim to be her real mother.

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Teachers’ Group Seeks Higher Pay For Poll Duties In 2013


The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) is seeking higher honorarium for their poll-related duties from the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
In an interview, ACT Secretary General France Castro said they are looking for higher payments since the work load of teachers serving as Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) has more than doubled due to the use of the automated election system (AES).

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Marriage By Proxy Allowed - Archbishop


Can you imagine yourself having a proxy taking your wedding vows?
Retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz said marriage by proxy is allowed but only under emergency cases and as a last recourse.
“Strictly speaking this law was enacted specifically in favor of men who while in a foreign country, and in actual battle, they might lose their lives before they could celebrate marriage in their own homeland,” Archbishop Cruz said in an interview.

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17 June 2012

US Spares Young Illegals


The United States will stop deporting young law-abiding illegal immigrants who satisfy broad criteria, in a move that will be seen as a concession to Hispanic voters ahead of November’s election.
The scheme applies to minors brought to the United States before the age of 16, who are currently under 30, are in school or have graduated from high school, and have not been convicted of a felony, officials said.
President Barack Obama was due to make remarks on the decision, which could impact an estimated 800,000 people, in the White House Rose Garden later on Friday.

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16 June 2012

Pacman To Make Hollywood Debut Via Rob Schneider-Benecio del Toro Starrer


Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is adding yet another tick in his long-list of accomplishments by making a Hollywood film.
According to the “Unang Hirit” report on Monday, cameras will start rolling for “Brass Knuckles”  next month in Los Angeles. Damian Perkins, the film’s producer, said in an ABS-CBN report last month that they aim to wrap up post-production either August or September this year so they could release it in 2013.

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Pia Hontiveros To Anchor Solar Network News


Pia Hontiveros is ready to host Solar Network News after honing 22 years of experience in journalism. Hontiveros started her career as a journalist in September 1989. She had her baptism of fire when she covered the bloodiest coup d’état the country has ever seen back in December 1989.

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Korean actress commits suicide due to depression


 A Korean actress committed suicide by hanging herself in her home.
The actress was identified as Jung Ah Yool, 25, who had just started her career in Korean entertainment industry.
Jung's body was found in her home last June 12. She was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead.

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15 June 2012

For Jessica Sanchez, 'It’s More Fun In The Philippines,' Too


Half-Filipino “American Idol” Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez may well be the latest poster girl of the Department of Tourism’s extensive campaign, “It’s More Fun In The Philippines.”
Reportedly making rounds online is the 16-year-old Filipino-Mexican’s photo which shows her beaming while holding a placard containing the department’s latest slogan. According to DOT’s Ren Sapitan, Jessica’s photo was taken on June 8, while she was waiting for President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III at the Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for her courtesy call.

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DOLE Pushes Short-Term Courses


Students who want to get employment fast might want to consider getting short-term courses on food and beverage.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, in a statement, said students who were not able to enroll in tertiary education should consider looking into the short-term food and beverage (F&B) courses that are available in many technical-vocational schools in the country such as those for waiters and waitresses, baristas, bartenders, cooks, and kitchen helpers.

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Courses On Spanish Language Stressed

With the upsurge of Latin American tourists and investors in Asia, Sen. Edgardo Angara yesterday highlighted the need to incorporate Spanish language courses in the secondary school curriculum to prepare students for a possible career in tourism and other related industries.
At the 10th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day celebration at the National Historical Commission in Manila, Angara said that he would incorporate Spanish language subjects in a measure that would become the enabling law of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) K+12 program.

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13 June 2012

HP Delivers Style And Performance


Hewlett-PaPackard has expanded its portfolio of mobile notebooks and desktops with the new HP Envy14 Spectre and HPE h9 Phoenix that caters to the specific demands of today’s users, from businessmen to hardcore gamers.
HP Envy14 Spectre: Sophisticated look meets superb performance

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Maximize Every Moment With The Truly Affordable Nokia Asha 202


Still searching for the phone that’s right on the budget yet packed with exciting, up-to-date features? Then, the Nokia Asha 202 may just be the right phone for you.
Another phone from Nokia’s family of affordable Asha phones, Nokia Asha 202 boasts of faster mobile browsing, easy access to social networks, and Dual Sim Easy Swap technology that will surely help you maximize every moment.

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Beach Flower


The Botong, scientifically known as Barringtonia asiatica, is a noteworthy seashore tree. It has many economic and environmental uses and it’s a unique ornamental tree because it grows on sandy and rocky areas. This is the reason why it’s a fixture in many beach resorts. Its other common names include Putat and Box Fruit (due to the shape of the fruit). It’s also known as the Fish Poison tree as its fruits and leaves are poisonous and are thus used by fishermen to stun the fish in rivers.

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Internet Boredom!


As there are “couch potatoes” those who spend endless time just sitting and watching their fave soaps, reality and talent shows on TV there are also “cyber couch ones!”   But seriously, there comes a point when one gets bored while on the net.   You’ve shopped till you dropped for the latest fragrance on Sephora.com, you’ve even browsed at your idol rock or pop star’s last performance on You Tube, why you’ve even made a good deal on Sulit.com on that old lappy you wanted to trade in, so what’s there to do on the net still?   Being online for endless hours sometimes get boring for some.

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KC Now Dating A Non-Showbiz Guy


Almost two weeks after she had offered “close friendship” to Jules Knight, one of her persistent admirers and member of the British classic-pop group Blake, KC Concepcion has recently revealed that she’s currently seeing someone.

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12 June 2012

Beautifully Different:Nokia Lumia 900


With many smartphones and mobile devices out in the market now, it is hard to choose the perfect phone that will let you stand out from the crowd. Now, you can be uniquely and beautifully different among other mobile users with the arrival of the much-awaited Nokia Lumia 900!

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Canon Cameras Clear Military Standards


The summer season is now on its tail-end but for local water sport enthusiasts, the fun never ends, what with a host of truly refreshing activities offered by an increasing number of water parks, including the internationally-popular Camarines Watersports Complex (CWC). Of course, the best way to enjoy these activities is to capture them with the latest technology – the 12.1-megapixel PowerShot D20, successor to the popular Canon PowerShot D10.

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Epson Launches Two New Projectors


Epson, a world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions and the global top projector maker for the past 11 years, has launched two new series of highest performance, ultra-bright projectors that are ideal for large venue projection or presentations in bright ambient surroundings. These are:

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Philippines Celebrates Independence Day


On June 12, 1898, General Emilio F. Aguinaldo proclaimed at the balcony of his ancestral home on Calle Real in Kawit, Cavite, the independence of the Republic of the Philippines, and the Philippine flag was hoisted as the national anthem called Marcha Filipina was played in the presence of a huge crowd.
On September 29, 1898, the Malolos Congress formally ratified the Declaration of Independence. Then on August 6, 1898, the Revolutionary Government sent diplomatic notes to foreign nations, requesting then to accord formal recognition to the Philippines as a free and independent nation.

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11 June 2012

Lohan Escapes Injury After Big Car Crash


Actress Lindsay Lohan escaped injury in a major car crash on Friday after her Porsche collided with an dump truck on a Southern California highway.
Police said Lohan was driving her black Porsche with an unidentified male passenger on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica on her way to the set of her latest movie project, and collided with a dump truck.
The actress and her passenger were taken to the hospital as a precaution, and released shortly after. Neither Lohan or the driver of the truck were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

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Higher Tax Awaits SALN Filers With Dollar Deposits


Government officials and employees declaring the peso equivalent of their foreign currency bank deposits in their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) are liable to pay higher income tax, a tax expert said yesterday.
Under Section 24 of the Tax Code, any increase in net worth is taxable.
Former Revenue Regional Director Estrella Martinez, who has more than 32 years experience as a tax collector, said this tax principle will have a chilling effect on government personnel with skyrocketing net worth following the inclusion of their dollar or euro bank deposits in their SALN.

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KC Concepcion, Carmen Soo Figure In Int’l Sexiest Actress List


Coming right on the heels of the alleged discrimination to 100% Pinays by a local clothing company, actress KC Concepcion, who coincidentally is an endorser of the said brand, proved that pure-bred Pinays are still as beautiful as the half-breds by landing on the list of "25 Sexiest International Actresses You Haven't Heard Of.”

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Turning ‘Banig’ Into Symbol Of Patriotism


Whenever Filipinos see a banig (native hand-woven mat), chances are, they would instantly conjure up images of themselves having a relaxing sleep.
With the country’s 114th Independence Day celebration fast approaching, leading real estate developer Ayala Land, Inc. sought to associate banig with something other than nap time – transforming the hand-woven wonders into the ultimate symbol of Philippine patriotism.

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I Deserve The Win – Bradley


The winner looked like the loser when he showed up during the post-fight press conference late Saturday night.
Tim Bradley was escorted to the spacious function rooms at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on a wheelchair after he revealed that he twisted his left ankle early in his 12-round split decision win over Manny Pacquiao.

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Bill Lowers ‘Youthful Offender’ Age


The House approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to strengthen the country’s juvenile justice system by imposing penalties on youthful offenders who commit murder, parricide, homicide, kidnapping, rape, robbery, drug trafficking, and other related crimes.
Before Congress adjourned last week, the lower chamber approved House Bill 6052, which seeks to amend Republic Act 9344 or the “Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006.”

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08 June 2012

Lady Gaga Cries Over Flash Mob Video Shot By Indonesian Fans


Not even a canceled concert stopped Lady Gaga fans to express their obsession for the singer.
Claws in Gaga fashion remained held up high among for Indonesian fans who flattered Lady Gaga (real name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) with a flash mob performance, following the cancelation of her June 3 show in Jakarta.

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DepEd: Confusion Or Not, K To 12 Stays


Despite the various campaigns undertaken by the Department of Education (DepEd) in promoting its K to 12 Basic Education Program, many students and parents remain "confused" and "unaware" of its implementation when classes in public schools opened last Monday.
Lina Samson, 33, a housewife in Taguig and a mother to three public school students – Grade 1, Grade 3, and Grade 7 students – remains unaware of the K to 12.

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06 June 2012

McCartney To Close Olympic Ceremony


Paul McCartney has confirmed an Olympic-sized rumor, saying he’ll be the closing act at the London 2012 opening ceremony.
Earlier this year the former Beatle disclosed that he was in talks to play a role in the celebrations.
On Monday, he confirmed: “I’ve been booked.”
He told BBC radio station 5 Live that he would be “closing the opening” of the games.

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05 June 2012

K To 12 Grading System


 With the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program, the traditional numerical values in the report cards of students will no longer appear. Instead, the Department of Education (DepEd) will be using a new grading system to assess and rate learning outcomes of students in public elementary and high schools.

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Marian Goes Sexy For Mag


Marian Rivera will soon be seen in a provocative pictorial for a magazine -- her most daring yet, as she herself puts it.
“Itong Rogue [pictorial] ko, ito ang pinaka-daring kong nagawa ever. Ito na ang pinaka,” said she via PEP.

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Classroom Shortage Forces Triple Shifting


 As school year 2012-2013 opened on Monday, the call to stop the implementation of the Department of Education’s (DepEd’s) “K to 12” basic education program began to gain support in the House of Representatives over concerns the government is ill-prepared to pursue the program.

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04 June 2012

Elderly OFW Gets Gov’t Assistance


After spending the last 23 years working illegally in Saudi Arabia, a 65-year-old Filipino will finally be reunited with his family in the Philippines.
Nemesio Valencia was repatriated to Manila yesterday, a move that was arranged and facilitated by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO).

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03 June 2012

K-To-12 Kicks Off


For the parents of the close to 2 million children who will start kindergarten classes on Monday, the key phrase is “K-to-12.”
K-to-12 is the government’s bold new education program it is launching this school year. It re-structures the curriculum, incorporating kindergarten, six years of elementary, four years of junior high school, and two years of senior high school (SHS).

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Parents Warned On Unlisted Schools


With the enrollment still ongoing in most private schools nationwide, the Department of Education (DepEd) warned yesterday parents and students against unaccredited schools saying that "studying in an unaccredited private school might pose a problem on student’s learning due to a possibly unauthorized curriculum."
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said that all DepEd regional offices have been ordered to submit the list of names and addresses of private schools with government permit to operate as this will serve as guide for parents and students on which private schools to enroll in.

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School Merges Farm And Classroom


It’s a school where a student spends equal time in the classroom and the farm.
The Family Farm/Rural Schools (FFS/FRS) concept has been around for quite a while, but with little fanfare it has helped changed the lives of rural youths and their families.
Impressed by the success of FFS/FRS, the Department of Education (DepEd) is considering weaving the K to 12 Basic Education Program into their curriculum.

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Who’s the impeachment rock star?


The recent impeachment trial was not just about legal terms and evidence, about objections and powerpoint presentations.
It was also about personalities – from legal luminaries and fiery senators, to clueless witnesses and one defiant ear-covering prosecution lawyer.

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02 June 2012

Dangers Of Eating Raw Fish

Is eating raw fish really safe? Are there diseases that one can contract by eating raw fish? 

There are infectious diseases that one can contract from raw fish. Thus, the safest way to eat fish, like meat, is to cook them thoroughly because cooking kills the disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites that infect fish.  However, people who, like your husband, enjoy eating fish raw can reduce their risks of getting sick by getting well-informed about these infections and observing precautionary measures to minimize their occurrence.


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Judy Ann Santos to put up learning centers for Aetas


Judy Ann Santos has apparently been an ardent supporter of the Aeta community in Zambales for many years now, and she wants to further her cause by helping with their education.

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Dell XPS 13 Delivers 'Everything & More' in Compact Design


Dell’s award-winning XPS 13 laptop is not an idle gadget in our Techlab. Its superb craftsmanship, thoughtful design and durability have proven, and tested true, by our reviewers. They all agree that the XPS 13 is one thing you need when you need uncompromising performance, extended battery life and Intel Rapid Start and Smart Connect Technology.

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TESDA training programs go online


Students, out-of-school youths, unemployed adults, and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) need not go to a training center anymore to learn job skills, be certified and qualified for employment. They can now take select training programs through their desktops or laptop computers,  at their own pace and time,  in the comforts of their homes or worksites.

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New ‘No Classes’ Rule


The Department of Education (DepEd) will no longer announce the suspension of classes during a storm, saying local governments “are in a better position to assess the local situation.”
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said on Friday that DepEd has always been swamped with complaints whenever suspension of classes is “announced late.”

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