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LP members, supporters showed up for Roxas

LP members, supporters showed up for Roxas August 4, 2015 8:19 pm Tweet PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd joined close to 1,200 Liberal Party (LP) members at a restaurant in San Juan City on Tuesday morning to support the presidential bid of outgoing Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.   In an event dubbed as “Ituloy ang Tuwid na Daan,” local government officials and party-list representatives pushed for the candidacy of Roxas for president.   Also present were Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto, both rumored to be LPRead More

Sandigan rejects NBI’s second report on Luy’s hard drive

The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division yesterday rejected the supplemental forensic examination made by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the external hard drive of whistleblower Benhur Luy for not informing the court of its actions. The hard drive reportedly contains the daily transaction of ‘pork barrel’ scam brains Janet Napoles with legislators. “You better cancel the second report because you did not follow the protocol. You violated the order of the court,” Fifth Division Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo reprimanded the prosecution during the bail hearing of Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito EstradaRead More

PRC lauds Don Emilio T. Yap’s ‘culture of generosity’

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) yesterday honored the late Manila Bulletin Chairman Emilio T. Yap by dedicating an entire hall in the new PRC Tower along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in his name. “Don Emilio T. Yap built a culture of generosity out of hard work,” said PRC Chairman Richard J. Gordon during yesterday’s inauguration of the PRC Tower and the Don Emilio T. Yap Hall and Apheresis Center officiated by Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of Manila. DON EMILIO T. YAP HALL – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio CardinalRead More

Mar bids farewell to PNP, but PNoy not yet ready to let him go

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas appears determined to leave the Cabinet after President Aquino anointed him as his successor, but the Chief Executive seems not ready to let him go. Yesterday, Roxas bade goodbye to the officials and personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the first of his series of farewell meetings before his schedule resignation in the Cabinet. MAR VERSUS JOJO — Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas  bids goodbye to employees in the department in Quezon City yesterday morning to begin preparations for hisRead More

‘Hungry’ Filipino Karatekas deliver in 2015 Thailand Open

Left out in the recent Southeast Asian Games, Filipino karatekas released all of those pent up emotions by winning four gold medals in the recent 2015 Thailand Open Karatedo Championship. Mae Soriano ruled the women’s seniors -55kg kumite and Jaspher Fontillas prevailed in the cadet 70kg class while kata specialists Lance Gabriel Villafane and Chloe Bernadette Limson also delivered. Aside from these victories, the Philippines also got eight silver and 12 bronze medals to end fifth overall in the four-day competition in Bangkok, Thailand that drew over 600 entries fromRead More

MovePH, AIESEC Philippines partner for #PHVote

ENGAGING YOUNG VOTERS. Ton Sewell from AIESEC Philippines, MovePH social media manager Raisa Serafica, Bea Luna from AIESEC Philippines, MovePH executive director Rupert Ambil join forces to ensure 100% voter turnout for 2016. Photo from Rappler MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Rappler’s citizen journalism arm, MovePH, and AIESEC in the Philippines signed a partnership last July 10 to collaborate on youth involvement and empowerment in the upcoming 2016 elections. The two organizations will be working together on #PHVote, Rappler’s year-long campaign for 100% voter’s turnout come May 2016. Through #PHVote, both organizationsRead More

Philippines ‘most social nation’

The Philippines is the most active country on social media, according to the latest State of the Mobile Web report released by Opera Software. Mobile internet users in the Philippines tend to visit social-networking sites more than any other. In total, 86% of the page views from Opera Mini mobile browser users in the Philippines are to social-network sites – the highest percentage among Opera Mini’s top-50 user countries, worldwide. The State of the Mobile Web report is based on aggregated information obtained from Opera Mini servers. The servers compressRead More

US, Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Despite China’s objections, the United States and the Philippines will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China Sea in an annual diplomatic meeting in Malaysia, officials said Tuesday. Beijing has opposed any mention of the thorny territorial rifts in the meetings of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and their Asian and Western counterparts. But Washington has said it would call for a halt to aggressive actions by ChinaRead More

Manila Contemporary Street Brand Launches Killer New Line

Manila-based streetwear brand Proudrace has already mastered men’s and unisex clothing. So when they recently launched their second full menswear collection, women now also have more pieces to choose from. “Kill ‘Em All” is the brand’s ode to rebels, activists, and youth revolutionists. The inspiration is rightfully tempered through oversized long tees, loud, yellow rebel-like trousers, and banner print trousers with “Kill Em All” emblazoned on them. The vibe is luxury sportswear by way of tailored outerwear mixed in with hoodie details and structured T-shirts with patchworked collages of posters and photos. It is safe to say thatRead More

KidZania Manila set to open on August 7

After months of waiting, KidZania Manila, the most-anticipated education-and-entertainment-themed attraction for children, is finally set to open to the public on August 7. KidZania Manila is a place that provides the ultimate role-playing environment for kids. Located at Park Triangle in Bonifacio Global City, the “play city where kids do big things” features 8,000 square meters of play space. Kids aged 4-14 will have a blast pretending to be grown-ups and trying out different “careers.” Image courtesy of KidZania Manila KidZania, one of the fastest growing global educational entertainment brands, actually hasRead More

Malaysia seeks amicable solution in disputed sea as US, Manila want halt to …

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, front left, walks with Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, front right, after they pose for a family photograph during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting plenary session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) (The Associated Press) From left to right, Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, Singapore’s Foreign Affair Permanent Secretary Chee Wee Kiong, Thailand’s Foreign Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn, Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Malaysia’s Foreign MinisterRead More