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  • Isuzu Philippines launches the updated 2015 Crosswind
    Isuzu Philippines launches the updated 2015 Crosswind

    Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) recently launched the 2015 Isuzu Crosswind.  Available in five variants, its still equipped with the same 4JA1-1 2.5L diesel, in both manual and automatic transmission.  Isuzu has equipped the crosswind with features that set it apart from other AUV’s on the market. The Sportivo X and XUV variants have 15” multi spoke silver alloy wheels, black aluminum side stepboards, black roof rails are standard for the Sportivo X, XUV and XT and a black tire cover for …

  • The Best Philippine Credit Card Promos For March 2015 iMoney Philippines
    The Best Philippine Credit Card Promos For March 2015

    Summer’s almost here, so why not take advantage of these Philippine credit card promos for March 2015? Whatever card you … The post The Best Philippine Credit Card Promos For March 2015 appeared first on iMoney.ph. …

  • Philippine Science High School studes bag major awards in Thailand Science Fair Philippine Star
    Philippine Science High School studes bag major awards in Thailand Science Fair

    Students from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Science High School System (DOST-PSHS) brought honor and pride to the country anew as they topped two major categories in an international science fair held at Nakhon Pathom Province in Thailand recently. The research of students Joseph Adrian Dela Cruz, Marnoel Cruz, and Justine Ryan Silvestre entitled “Oxygen Plasma Surface Modification of Polylactic Acid-Cellulose Acetate-Chitosan Nanocomposite Fiber: Its Effect on …

  • Top Asian News at 6:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press

    BERLIN (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister on Tuesday denounced criticism of Pyongyang's human rights record, dismissing a U.N. report that concluded crimes against humanity were committed there and telling the top U.N. rights body that the United States is engaged in a "human rights racket." Last year's report by a panel of U.N. experts detailed abuses including mass starvation and forced abortions. The panel, which interviewed hundreds of defectors, recommended that North Korea's human …

  • Estanislao, Balce top A-G tilt MB

    Daniel Estanislao III and Manuel Balce III hacked out a pair of thrilling three-setters over their top-seeded rivals to rule their respective divisions while Chloe Mae Saraza stamped her class in the girls side in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala regional age group tennis at the Brookside Hills Tennis Club in Cainta, Rizal last Monday.The fifth-ranked Estanislao, from Baesa Seventh Day Adventist, recovered from a close second set defeat to upend No. 1 Miguel Vicencio, 6-4, …

  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot
    Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison. …

  • Ukraine hikes interest rates, triples gas prices as economy totters AFP News
    Ukraine hikes interest rates, triples gas prices as economy totters

    Ukraine's central bank moved to shore up the country's battered currency Tuesday by hiking interest rates to 30 percent as the government pushed through draconian reforms needed to clinch another IMF bailout. The bank said the eye-popping jump in the benchmark refinancing rate, from a current 19.5 percent, was aimed at "stabilising the macro-economic situation" pending the IMF's decision on a $17.5-billion loan needed to save Ukraine from bankruptcy. Ukraine's currency and economy have tanked …

  • Winfrey's Harpo Studios in Chicago to close in December Associated Press
    Winfrey's Harpo Studios in Chicago to close in December

    CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a studio in California. …

  • Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address Associated Press
    Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran gets nuclear weapons to the detriment of the entire world. …

  • Obama, European leaders to discuss Ukraine, global security Reuters
    Obama, European leaders to discuss Ukraine, global security

    U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders were to hold a video conference on Tuesday to discuss the Ukraine crisis and global security issues, the White House said. Obama and the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Italy, as well as the head of the European Council, were scheduled to talk at 11:30 a.m. EST (1630 GMT), it said in a statement. The planned virtual meeting overlapped a speech before a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose …

  • Obama, European leaders to discuss Ukraine, global security
    Obama, European leaders to discuss Ukraine, global security

    U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders were to hold a video conference on Tuesday to discuss the Ukraine crisis and global security issues, the White House said. Obama and the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Italy, as well as the head of the European Council, were scheduled to talk at 11:30 a.m. EST (1630 GMT), it said in a statement. The planned virtual meeting overlapped a speech before a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose …

  • Israel's Netanyahu warns Obama against Iran nuclear deal Reuters
    Israel's Netanyahu warns Obama against Iran nuclear deal

    By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday against accepting a nuclear deal with Iran that would be a "countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare" by a country that "will always be an enemy of America". "If the deal now being negotiated is accepted by Iran, that deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons - it will all but guarantee that Iran will get those nuclear weapons, …

  • Netanyahu offers 'no concrete action plan' on Iran -senior U.S. official Reuters
    Netanyahu offers 'no concrete action plan' on Iran -senior U.S. official

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to offer an alternative in his speech to the U.S. Congress on the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday. "Simply demanding that Iran completely capitulate is not a plan, nor would any country support us in that position. Netanyahu warned Congress against accepting a deal with Iran that President Barack Obama and his administration are deeply invested in negotiating, arguing that the deal would …

  • Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty in affair-related case Reuters
    Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty in affair-related case

    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to a single charge relating to mishandling classified information in a case arising from the ex-U.S. Army General's extramarital affair with a female Army Reserve officer, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. Documents disclosing Petraeus's guilty plea were filed in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina. A law enforcement source said Petraeus is pleading guilty to a misdemeanor …

  • Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable' Reuters
    Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

    By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers met for a second day of negotiations and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging critique of the agreement that …

  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol
    Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol

    Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe's policing agency warned on Tuesday. "Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially," Europol said in a special report on commercial sexual exploitation of children online. Compiled by Europol's EC3 cybercrime centre, …

  • Apple edges Samsung, retakes smartphone throne: survey AFP News
    Apple edges Samsung, retakes smartphone throne: survey

    Apple overtook Samsung to regain the top position in global smartphone sales in the fourth quarter, a market tracker said Tuesday. The survey by Gartner found Apple grabbed a 20.4 percent share of smartphone sales to end users, boosted by the introduction of its large-screen iPhones. South Korea's Samsung saw its share tumble to 19.9 percent, as its smartphone sales dropped to 73 million units. Other surveys showed Apple and Samsung in a virtual tie, but Gartner showed a clear lead for the …

  • Emerging world drives cheap smartphone boom AFP News
    Emerging world drives cheap smartphone boom

    Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming. Several top phone and Internet companies attending this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the biggest wireless telecom fair on the planet, have unveiled new products aimed at developing markets. In response, US online giant Google has launched a low-cost smartphone in India for $105 (94 euros). The …

  • Yahoo marks 20 years with yodels, reminiscences AFP News
    Yahoo marks 20 years with yodels, reminiscences

    Yahoo celebrated its 20th anniversary Monday with a look back at its history and an eye to the future of the Internet pioneer in the midst of a transformation effort. On its home page, Yahoo displayed an animated birthday cake as part of its logo, and the company launched a series of events marking its trademark "Yahoo yodel." On the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York, the opening bell was transformed into a yodel and in San Francisco an attempt was being made to set a record for the largest …

  • Facebook fends off telecom firms' complaints AFP News
    Facebook fends off telecom firms' complaints

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg fended off complaints on Monday that the hugely popular social network was getting a free ride out of telecom operators who host its service on smartphones. Zuckerberg, 30, confronted tensions between Internet giants such as Facebook and Google and telecom firms present at the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest wireless phone fair, in Barcelona. Executives have complained that some Internet services' smartphone applications generate revenue while it is …

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  • Story of Marcos-era mosquito press relevant as ever

    Story of Marcos-era mosquito press relevant as ever

    It’s not even past,” wrote the great William Faulkner, a Nobel laureate for literature. The past is clearly never dead in the new documentary Portraits of Mosquito Press by JL Burgos about the assault on press freedom, and human rights during the  rule of Ferdinand Marcos especially during the Martial Law years. Burgos brings together family members, as well as journalists, to pose for the camera for their photos to be taken. Along the way, they share stories about We Forum and Ang Pahayagang Malaya, alternative media outfits which became known as part of the mosquito press, both published by Jose Burgos, Jr., the filmmaker’s father. More »

  • Learning about Down Syndrome from Celina

    Learning about Down Syndrome from Celina

    In their class, Sakiwat is among the oldest and the only one with Down Syndrome. In a country where one in 800 children is born with the genetic condition every year, the awareness of the disability remains low. For Sakiwat’s parents, it took years before they knew what their daughter had, and many more years before they could send her to a proper special education school. February is National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month, a time to raise awareness about the condition and promote rights of people with the disability to special care, education and services that will allow them to live decent and productive lives. More »

  • Grief lingers a month after the Mamasapano tragedy

    Grief lingers a month after the Mamasapano tragedy

    The old woman sat gravely in a corner of an unfinished classroom in Mamasapano town as an officer from the regional government explained that her group will be receiving complimentary health insurance. The woman’s son Rasul Kamsa had been one of 18 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters killed when police commandos launched a raid to arrest Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias  Marwan last Jan. 25. More »

  • Mamasapano tragedy will be a factor in  2016 elections

    Mamasapano tragedy will be a factor in  2016 elections

    Don’t expect the truth about the Jan. 25 Mamasapano tragedy to come from President Aquino. He had one whole month to tell the Filipino people about his role in the debacle that claimed the lives of 44 members of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police, 18 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and six civilians including an eight-year old girl who was hit in the crossfire. Jan. 30 necrological service at Camp Bagong Diwa, and Feb. 6 to announce his acceptance of the resignation of suspended Police Chief Alan Purisima. More »

  • PNP to Aquino: Provide answers and accountability

    The Philippine National Police’s Board of Inquiry is considering the possibility President Benigno Aquino III may have been on top of, or fully aware of, the Jan. 25 Mamasapano operation in Maguindanao that resulted in the death of 44 troopers of the PNP’s Special Action Force. The BOI, now almost done with its probe, is looking into how deep the president’s involvement was in the operation to hunt down terrorists Zulkilfi Bin Hir and Basit Usman, considering that 2014 was a banner year in the government’s campaign to arrest high-profile fugitives, with the president himself announcing the operations and subsequent arrests. Among the fugitives arrested last year were businessman Delfin Lee, the Communist Party of the Philippines leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, and former general Jovito Palparan. The source said President Aquino could have spared himself and the country the political crisis it is in had he only taken quick responsibility for Mamasapano, which also left 18 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and at least two civilians dead. More »

  • Spreading love, hope for kids with Down Syndrome

    Spreading love, hope for kids with Down Syndrome

    Children with Down Syndrome need support from family members, beginning with acceptance. Early morning Sunday, the Bangcailans, a family of five,rushed to reach the Freedom Park in Davao City to join for the first time this year’s Happy Walk. They did it for Shawnn Noel, their two-year-old son with Down Syndrome. A yearly event to highlight the National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month celebration, Happy Walk is devoted to promoting positive attitudes like love and hope, instead of disappointment, fear or anger for kids with the disability. More »

  • Nelly Miricioiu: First-rate musician and human being

    Nelly Miricioiu: First-rate musician and human being

    To listen to Nelly Miricioiu, the soprano from Romania who is now a British citizen, is to fall in love with her. She will have a one-night concert, “Nelly Miricioiu Live in Manila,” on March 6 at 8 p.m. at Meralco Theater, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, with Najib Ismail as assisting artist in a program of arias by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Rossini, Chausson and Respighi. She will also conduct a bel canto masterclass for 13 young classical music singers who she handpicked based on the videos they had sent her. The classes, all open to the public, will run from March 9 to 11 at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave., Makati City, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More »