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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 …

  • Australians on Indonesia death row moved to execution island AFP News
    Australians on Indonesia death row moved to execution island

    Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were taken from their Bali prison Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug smuggling gang, left the island's Kerobokan jail in a convoy of two armoured cars surrounded by security forces and a scrum of journalists, and were taken to …

  • Sy moves up, Villar enters Forbes list of billionaires Philippine Star
    Sy moves up, Villar enters Forbes list of billionaires

    Eleven Filipinos are included in Forbes’ 2015 list of richest people in the world. Filipino-Chinese tycoon Henry Sy Sr. continues to be the wealthiest man in the Philippines. The 90-year-old SM supermalls, banking and property tycoon ranked 73rd among the world’s richest with an increased net worth of $14.2 billion from $11.4 billion last year. Sy’s net worth was attributed to the continued growth of his SM Investments Corp. and his more recent venture, the City of Dreams Manila resort and …

  • Netanyahu denounces Obama push for Iran nuclear deal
    Netanyahu denounces Obama push for Iran nuclear deal

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced President Barack Obama's drive for a nuclear accord with Iran, warning Washington is paving Tehran's path to a bomb. After Netanyahu delivered an impassioned address to the US Congress, an exasperated Obama retorted that the Israeli leader had no plan of his own to contain the Iranian threat. …

  • James scores 27 on milestone night, Cavs cruise past Celtics Associated Press
    James scores 27 on milestone night, Cavs cruise past Celtics

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. …

  • Prince William to meet elephants on final day of China tour Associated Press
    Prince William to meet elephants on final day of China tour

    BEIJING (AP) — Britain's Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation Wednesday by making the final stop on his China tour an area in the country's southwest that is home to wild Asian elephants. …

  • Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path Associated Press
    Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative. …

  • Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw with team in slide Associated Press
    Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw with team in slide

    DENVER (AP) — Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke huddle with a chant of "1-2-3 ... Six weeks," interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a season gone sour. …

  • How To Buy Your First Car
    How To Buy Your First Car iMoney Philippines
    How To Buy Your First Car

    So you’ve had enough of your jeep/bus/MRT commute and you think you’re ready to buy your first car. Congratulations! A … The post How To Buy Your First Car appeared first on iMoney.ph. …

  • Australia's economy grows 0.5% in December quarter, 2.5% on-year AFP News
    Australia's economy grows 0.5% in December quarter, 2.5% on-year

    Australia's economy remained soft in the fourth quarter of 2014 as growth continued to be driven by exports, data showed Wednesday, fuelling expectations of further interest rate cuts. "Overall growth was still subdued at the end of last year, but some of the detail was encouraging," Barclays' chief economist for Australia Kieran Davies said. "We had the strongest increase in consumer spending in a few years and non-mining business investment looks to be doing a bit better." Net exports …

  • Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions Associated Press
    Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. …

  • Alibaba opens first U.S. cloud center, enters hotly contested market Reuters
    Alibaba opens first U.S. cloud center, enters hotly contested market

    By John Ruwitch and Paul Carsten HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition. The new California data center marks the Chinese company's latest measured expansion onto American soil, and into a hotly contested U.S. market now dominated by Amazon.com Inc , Microsoft Corp and Google Inc. …

  • U.S. military's Mosul briefing inaccurate, misguided, Carter says Reuters
    U.S. military's Mosul briefing inaccurate, misguided, Carter says

    A U.S. military official who briefed news media about Iraq's upcoming offensive to retake Mosul provided inaccurate information but should never have publicly discussed war plans anyway, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday. Carter's criticism of the February news briefing by an official from the U.S. military's Central Command was accompanied by an assurance from the top U.S. military officer to Congress that the matter was subject to an internal inquiry. Two influential Republican …

  • 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, …

  • Newly found online security flaw stems from 1990s AFP News
    Newly found online security flaw stems from 1990s

    A newly discovered Internet security flaw could leave many websites vulnerable to hackers because of weak US encryption standards in the 1990s, researchers said Tuesday. The flaw was discovered by a team led by Karthikeyan Bhargavan at INRIA in Paris -- the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation -- and disclosure coordinated by Matthew Green, a cryptographer at Johns Hopkins University. A research paper said the flaw comes from "a class of deliberately weak export …

  • Ubisoft game aims to be what the doctor ordered AFP News
    Ubisoft game aims to be what the doctor ordered

    Ubisoft on Tuesday unveiled a tablet video game crafted as a prescription for a medical condition known as "lazy eye," blending the worlds of play and health care. The France-based video game titan created "Dig Rush" in collaboration with US health technology startup Amblyotech, using treatment technology patented by innovators at McGill University in Canada. "This is a good demonstration of the positive impact that video game technology can have on our society," said Ubisoft senior producer …

  • Phone firms and the quest for the 5G Holy Grail AFP News
    Phone firms and the quest for the 5G Holy Grail

    Lightning-quick downloads, driverless cars and remote surgery: telecom firms are racing to develop a new generation of "5G" mobile networks that could start to change the world in five years. Executives and regulators from Asia, Europe and the United States jousted to define their quest for the 5G Holy Grail on Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a mega-trade show for telecom innovations. Korea Telecom on Monday said it hoped to roll out its first 5G technology even sooner, at …

  • Google in talks on phone network in US: executive AFP News
    Google in talks on phone network in US: executive

    US Internet giant Google says it is in talks with telecom companies about operating its own mobile phone services in the United States. You will see us announce it in the coming months," Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice-president for products, said on Monday. The Wall Street Journal reported in January that Google had made agreements with leading telecom companies in the United States such as Sprint and T-Mobile to access their networks. Google currently does not have its own mobile phone …

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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 »