• ToyotaPH continues it’s strong sales in February
    ToyotaPH continues it’s strong sales in February

    Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) sustains its strong sales in its February performance. Toyota’s strong performance last month was due to the  high demand of the Vios, with sales of 2,012 units and of course the rest of Toyota’s line up such as the Fortuner, Innova, Wigo, Hilux, Avanza and Corolla Altis. Toyota’s luxury brand, Lexus, recorded 60 units last month. …

  • MVP on endorsement: Thanks, I’m no politician
    MVP on endorsement: Thanks, I’m no politician

    Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan is grateful for Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s praise and presidential endorsement, but says he is not a politician. In an interview on the sidelines of the launch of the search for The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines 2015 Wednesday night, Pangilinan dismissed the idea of running for president in the 2016 elections. “I’m not a politician, I’m just an ordinary business person,” he added. Santiago endorsed Pangilinan as a presidential candidate …

  • No Lenten break in operations vs lawless groups – AFP
    No Lenten break in operations vs lawless groups – AFP

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is not suspending its offensive against the Abu Sayyaf, New People’s Army (NPA) and other lawless groups during the Holy Week, an official said yesterday. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, AFP public affairs office chief, said the AFP leadership is leaving it up to area and division commanders whether to raise the alert status in preparation for the Holy Week. Those deployed in areas where there are ongoing law enforcement operations against terrorist groups …

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  • Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea
    Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday that China has been rushing construction projects, including massive land reclamation, in the disputed South China Sea in hopes of forestalling any legal moves against its vast territorial claims. …

  • Aquino takes responsibility for bungled mission in Philippines, but no apology Reuters
    Aquino takes responsibility for bungled mission in Philippines, but no apology

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday took responsibility for a bungled security operation in January that left 44 police commandos dead, but offered no public apology for the clash that has become his biggest political crisis in years. Since the secret mission, Aquino's approval and trust ratings have plunged to their lowest level in five years, and a peace process with the country's largest Muslim rebel group has stalled. "To every Filipino who has felt failure or has been hurt …

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    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets. In comments published by the English-language Bangkok Post newspaper, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha acknowledged he had seen this week's AP article and said his government was stepping up efforts to combat the scourge and prosecute those …

  • Facebook tests solar-powered Internet drones GMANews

    As part of its efforts to bring the Internet to the masses, Facebook is taking to the skies with drones that can beam Internet access from above. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the social network recently completed its test flight of such drones in the United Kingdom. …

  • Woman accused in kidnap plot branded self mogul, motivator
    Woman accused in kidnap plot branded self mogul, motivator

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman who police say is at the center of a scheme to kidnap babies to claim as her own calls herself a mogul, a motivational speaker, a poet, a songwriter and one of the "kindest women you will ever meet," on her many websites. …

  • How Mercedes became the dominant power in Formula 1 Associated Press
    How Mercedes became the dominant power in Formula 1

    SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and the team is fully expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power teams like Red Bull and Ferrari in their wake? Here's four reasons why: …

  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank Associated Press
    US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. …

  • US Senate passes budget, with 2016 jockeying on display AFP News
    US Senate passes budget, with 2016 jockeying on display

    The Republican-led US Senate approved a 2016 budget blueprint early Friday, one that would balance federal spending in 10 years without raising taxes, trim trillions of spending dollars and repeal "Obamacare." The process, in which several dozen politically-charged amendments were offered, saw Democrats and Republicans stake out their positions ahead of the 2016 presidential election as potential candidates prepare to battle over who will succeed Barack Obama in the White House. On Wednesday …

  • Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say Associated Press
    Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say. …

  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank
    US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. …

  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House Associated Press
    Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. …

  • Asian shares mixed as Yemen crisis hits sentiment AFP News
    Asian shares mixed as Yemen crisis hits sentiment

    Asian markets were mixed on Friday in edgy trade as investors track the crisis in Yemen, with fears that unrest in the country could turn into a wider Middle East conflict. …

  • GOP-controlled Senate ok's budget plan Associated Press
    GOP-controlled Senate ok's budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate has approved a balanced-budget plan that calls for trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the controversial health care law to erase red ink by the end of the coming decade. …

  • New York buildings collapse in possible gas blast, 19 hurt Reuters
    New York buildings collapse in possible gas blast, 19 hurt

    By Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four apartment buildings in New York's East Village neighborhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapsed, causing 19 injuries, authorities said. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference that preliminary evidence indicated it was a gas-related explosion. A Fire Department spokesman said late on Thursday that three of the four buildings had collapsed or partially collapsed. The …

  • Trending at SXSW: Mind cloning, off-the-grid messaging
    Trending at SXSW: Mind cloning, off-the-grid messaging

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a plane with a Grumpy Cat flag flew overhead, courtesy of Friskies, the Technorati flooded into panel discussions and happy hour spots at the annual tech festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. …

  • Yahoo boosts share buyback plan by $2 billion AFP News
    Yahoo boosts share buyback plan by $2 billion

    Yahoo on Thursday told US regulators that it will spend another $2 billion buying back shares as the pioneering US Internet search firm continues an effort to re-invent itself. About $726 million remained in a $5 billion buyback program authorized in late 2013, and Yahoo will spend the remaining money by the end of next year, the filing indicated. Yahoo executives have repeatedly stressed their intent to buy back shares and pay dividends with revenue flooding into company coffers from early …

  • Twitter takes on Meerkat with Periscope streaming app AFP News
    Twitter takes on Meerkat with Periscope streaming app

    The battle for live streaming smartphone video heated up Thursday as Twitter launched its Periscope application, taking on fast-rising online rival Meerkat, which unveiled a fresh round of capital investment. The Periscope app, like Meerkat, allows anyone to stream live video to a wide audience with their smartphone. The new app "lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone" and is "a perfect complement to Twitter, which is why we acquired the company in January," Twitter's …

  • Facebook aims to replace YouTube as world's leading video platform AFP Relax
    Facebook aims to replace YouTube as world's leading video platform

    On opening day at the F8 developer conference in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg shared a number of announcements, including two that reflect Facebook's goal to compete directly with YouTube and step up its presence on the internet video scene. Facebook is introducing a new embeddable video player, meaning that users can now bring clips from the social network directly to outside websites and blogs simply by copying and pasting a string of HTML code. Some observers consider the announcement …

  • Twitter launches Meerkat-killer app Periscope AFP Relax
    Twitter launches Meerkat-killer app Periscope

    Twitter on Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the rising online star Meerkat, which offers a similar service. The Periscope app, like Meerkat, allows anyone to stream live video to a wide audience with their smartphone. The new app "lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone" and is "a perfect complement to Twitter, which is why we acquired the company in January," Twitter's Kevin Weil said in a blog post. …

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    Loom bands for a cause

    For Melchora Grace Balacdao-Matias, looming bands began as an activity to merely overcome boredom in her new work environment in Kuwait. Little did Matias (Mitz to her friends) know that her loom bands would be of help to some 500 school children in the remote municipality of Bakun in Benguet Province. “My husband and I went to one of the shops in Kuwait and I saw these popular loom bands and I decided to try [doing] it, learning from Youtube how to do the designs,”Matias recalled. She was given the go-signal to make a solicitation letter for her loom bands project that made the rounds of the office. More »

  • What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

    What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

    OMG. I almost fell off my chair upon reading the text exchanges between President Aquino and his sister, Kris Aquino posted by journalist Cecil Morella in Facebook. More »

  • A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao

    A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao

    Free medicines and half a sack of rice have gone a long way in combatting deadly tuberculosis here. Alarmed at the high TB detection rates in Upi, the local government and the rural health center have resorted to rewarding cured patients, as well as those who take their medicines religiously. “Once mag-negative, i-certify ng medical technologist, maghingi na kay mayor ng half sack (Patients who have been certified cured of TB receive half a sack of rice from the mayor),” said doctor Carmelo Esberto, Upi’s municipal health officer. The reward system has been an effective strategy in persuading those with tuberculosis to take their medication, he added. More »

  • Dancing to a better life

    Dancing to a better life

    From bleak garbage dumps to glamor-filled  dance  floors, Wilbert Aunzo has come a long way. Aunzo was a scavenger and an out –of- school youth  who picked garbage to buy his daily meal of rice and salt .  When he was twelve, he joined a dance camp organized by Edward and Eleanor Hayco and literally danced his way out of poverty and his crime-ridden neighborhood. His dancing prowess qualified him as an athletic scholar, enabled him to graduate high school, become a nine-time national champion, a member of the elite Philippine national team and the grand winner of the World Youth championship in Australia. More »

  • Poe to Aquino: Be a leader, tell the truth, say sorry

    Poe to Aquino: Be a leader, tell the truth, say sorry

    Reading President Aquino’s speech before the 2015 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy last Sunday, I got the impression that he is isolated from the real world outside Malacañang. More »

  • Santa Clarita, California to welcome Filipino Special Olympic athletes

    Santa Clarita, California to welcome Filipino Special Olympic athletes

    Filipino Special Olympic athletes will be billeted at the Master’s College while being hosted by Santa Clarita. Los Angeles, California—Before participating in the nine-day 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, the 52-member Filipino delegation will be welcomed and celebrated in Santa Clarita City. Santa Clarita is among the 100 host towns where Special Olympic athletes will be staying from July 21 to 24. The Host Town Program is a three-day event where cities, towns or civic groups and clubs bear all costs of accommodations, training facilities, food, transportation, activities and security of the participating athletes from around the world. More »

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