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  • Hotel cain is ‘100% APEC summit ready’ MB - 13 hours ago

    International hotel chain Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu said it is “100 percent ready” to host delegates to the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Conference Summit (APEC Summit), with ministerial meetings being held in different hotels and resorts in Cebu this September and October. Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu general manager Nishan Silva said that a team from the APEC National Organizing Committee (APEC-NOC), which is spearheading preparation for the APEC Summit 2015, visited the hotel yesterday to check on the latter’s overall preparation. More »

  • More benefits for law men due under proposed bill MB - 13 hours ago

    The vice chairman of the House Committee on National Defense and Security is seeking to expand the list of benefits afforded to all law enforcers and their children. Cebu Rep. Gabriel Quisumbing filed House Bill 5492 seeking to provide “extended benefits package”— remote assignment and mission allowances, recovery leave, holiday compensation and scholarship privileges to police, military and other members of law enforcement agencies, citing their “invaluable” service to the country. “The bill proposes to provide much needed support for our law enforcers who are in the line of fire through additional benefits for them and their families,” Quisumbing, also the vice chairman of the influential House Committee on Appropriations, said. HB 5492 or the proposed “Law Enforcers Extended Benefits Act” provides that a remote assignment allowance equivalent to 50 percent of their base pay shall be entitled to law enforcers who accept assignments in remote areas or isolated stations. More »

  • Women’s Beach Volley Challenge set MB - 13 hours ago

    Beach volleyball takes center stage once again as the first leg of the 2015 Tanduay Light Women’s Beach Volleyball Challenge starts on Sunday at the sand court of the Cantada Sports Center in Bagumbayan, Taguig City.Beach and indoor volleyball stars like Michelle Datuin and Michiko Castaneda and Judy Caballejo and Camille Abanto are expected to display their wares against equally tough rivals. ... More »

  • Tech Buzz MB - 13 hours ago

    • DDOS MITIGATION: SERVICE VS. APPLIANCE With increasing Internet interconnectivity, a majority of today’s businesses are now operating online. As such, protecting one’s online presence becomes tantamount to protecting not just a source of income, but also the company’s brand name, reputation and its relationship to its clients. According to IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.), cyber attacks of all kinds have been steadily growing over the years on a global scale. A DDoS attack is a method of bringing down a website by flooding it with a large volume of malicious traffic. More »

  • Lenovo powers up space-saving and energy efficient AIO offerings for B … MB - 13 hours ago

    The flourishing local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry will be a big factor in fueling the commercial PC market’s momentum. The BPO sector, after all, has accounted for 1,000,000 employees as of the first quarter of 2014, and still continues to witness 20% annual growth1. ThinkCentre E63z AIOSetting its sights on the BPO sector, Lenovo has developed a slew of space-saving and energy efficient all-in-one (AIO) desktops ideal for BPO firms that operate 24/7 in space-constrained offices. ... More »

  • Acer Philippines aims to double market share in smartphones, tablets MB - 14 hours ago

    Acer Philippines, the local unit of the world’s leading information and communication technology company, aims to double this year the market share for its newly launched smartphones and tablets in the Philippines following a robust 15 percent growth in overall revenues last year. Manuel Wong, managing director of Acer Philippines managing director, told reporters at a press conference in time for the visit of Oliver Ahrens, president of Pan Asia Pacific Business Operations and senior vice-president of Acer, Inc., the company has been able to grab 2 percent market share for its smarthphone segment, which they launched in the third quarter last year only, and 4 percent market share for its tablets after its launch in the fourth quarter of last year also. More »

  • Night of the arts MB - 14 hours ago

    Volvo Cars Philippines recently introduced its newest racing car series, along with honoring certain Volvo owners who have become pillars in their respective fields of arts. Held at Green Sun Hotel in Makati City, Volvo’s first ever Night of the Arts unveiled the new R-Design models namely, the Volvo S60 and XC60. These two rides are said to feature a “blend of a transformed sports appearance, a forceful driving-focused chassis and a powerful engine output.” [caption id="attachment_245377" align="alignright" width="300"] Volvo Cars Philippines President Atty. Albert Arcilla beside an XC60 R Design at the event. More »

  • Isuzu Philippines introduces 2015 Crosswind lineup MB - 14 hours ago

    Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) launched the 2015 Crosswind last Feb.18, at the One Esplanade Event Center in Pasay City. The new model is now available in five variants, either in manual and automatic transmission, and equipped with features that set it apart from other AUVs. “Form and functionality is what the 2015 Isuzu Crosswind is all about. Isuzu believes in continuously improving its products, so we have decided to give it an upgrade, keep it up to the existing market trends to make our customers’ everyday drive more special,” said IPC President Nobuo Izumina. More »

  • PNP guards of Revilla, Estrada sacked MB - 14 hours ago

    Policemen securing detained Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla have allegedly attempted to cover up the two solons’ visit to the birthday party of their fellow jailed Senator Juan Ponce Enrile in a hospital at Camp Crame in Quezon City on February 14. More »

  • Carmudi secures $25M in new funding for Asia and Latin America MB - 14 hours ago

    Carmudi, a car classified site backed by Rocket Internet, has raised US$25 million to strengthen its operations in Asia and Latin America. Investors include Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture of Rocket Internet and Ooredoo, Holtzbrinck Ventures, a leading consumer internet investor, Tengelmann Ventures, a division of international multi-sector retailer Tengelmann Group, and a private investor. ... More »

  • Enzo Pastor’s widow, trader indicted for murder MB - 14 hours ago

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday approved the indictment of Dalia Guerrero-Pastor before Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) for parricide in connection with her alleged role in the killing of her husband and international racing champion Ferdinand ‘Enzo’ Pastor in June 2014. Dalia's alleged lover, businessman Domingo "Sandy" de Guzman, was, on the other hand, charged by the DOJ with murder for allegedly conniving with Dalia in killing of Pastor. In a 13-page resolution, Assistant State Prosecutor Susan Villanueva gave weight to the testimony of Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel, who at first testified that both De Guzman and Dalia were the masterminds behind the killing of Pastor before eventually recanting his testimony. More »

  • Solons for peace, vow support for PNoy MB - 14 hours ago

    Bicolano lawmakers, led by Catanduanes Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento have filed a resolution “calling for peace” in the country and extending their support to President Aquino whose leadership has been questioned over the tragic death of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) operatives in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25. Sarmiento led the filing of House Resolution 1945 following the growing public outrage over the Mamasapano incident, the snowballing ouster and resignation calls hurled against President Aquino and the reported power grab attempt against the administration. “The Representatives of the Bicol region call for peace in the entire Philippines in order that the lives of the brave SAF 44 and the lives of the men and women caught in the conflict in Mindanao would not be in vain,” the two-page resolution said. More »

  • DepEd urges ARMM teachers to contribute to the national curriculum MB - 14 hours ago

    Bongao, Tawi-Tawi — Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro urged school teachers in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to contribute to the national curriculum which lacks learning materials on the region’s rich natural bounty, culture, and history.Luistro visited the province’s new Learning Resource and Materials Development Center (LRMDC) that recently opened through the Basic Education Assistance for Muslim Mindanao (BEAM-ARMM) Program funded by the Australian Government. ... More »

  • Mamasapano residents to undergo stress debriefing MB - 14 hours ago

    Psychological interventions are set for hundreds of residents traumatized by the deadly clash here between terrorist-hunting police commandos and Moro combatants to ease their re-entry to tranquil and productive life. This was announced by Maguindanao provincial budget office chief Lynette Estandarte Wednesday as she handed to three of six wounded civilian residents the cash aid given by Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao and Governor Esmael Mangudadatu at the municipal hall here. Estandarte, concurrent coordinator for provincial special projects, said a pool of experts from the Ateneo de Davao University has already been contacted to conduct a series of in-house trauma-healing sessions barangay Tukanalipao, the scene of the Jan. 25 bloody battle, starting next month. The governor has assured a prompt approval in the wake of reports that several residents here have manifested sudden behavioral changes after the clash,” she told reporters who covered the cash assistance turnover. More »

  • ‘Panagbenga’ weekend to draw tourists by the hundred thousands MB - 14 hours ago

    Hundreds of thousands of tourists are expected to flock to this city to watch the grand street dancing and float parade this weekend as part of the Panagbenga Festival, regarded as the mother of all festivals and the biggest crowd-drawing tourism event in Northern Luzon. As early as yesterday, people from all over the country have been arriving ahead of tomorrow’s festivities as prepared by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. (BFFFI). Evangeline Payno, chief of staff of the BFFFI, said there will be 16 participating groups competing in the grand street dancing parade. More »

  • Scarlett and Alessandro Top Sexiest Names List

    Over the past five years, Laura Wattenberg, founder of BabyNameWizard.com — a website popular among expectant parents, performers and authors looking for names — asked tens of thousands of visitors to rate names for sexiness. "We wanted to be able to give our visitors a sense of how the name plays to other people," said Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard" (Three Rivers Press, 2013). The top 10 contenders for boys' and girls' names shared a number of sexy characteristics, Wattenberg …

  • Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscars dress stolen from hotel
    Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscars dress stolen from hotel

    The $150,000 pearl-studded, custom-made Calvin Klein dress worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Academy Awards has been stolen, police said on Thursday. The gown, embellished with 6,000 natural white pearls, was stolen from Nyong'o's room at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, during the day on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in West Hollywood said. "Ms Nyong'o was not in the room at the time of the theft," Deputy John Mitchell …

  • Credit Cards For The Super Rich
    Credit Cards For The Super Rich

    The super rich have different needs than the rest of us. While you might need to get free travel insurance … The post Credit Cards For The Super Rich appeared first on iMoney.ph. …

  • National Geographic 'Afghan girl' in Pakistan papers probe
    National Geographic 'Afghan girl' in Pakistan papers probe

    Pakistani officials are investigating after the famous green-eyed "Afghan girl" immortalised in a 1985 National Geographic magazine cover was found living in the country on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of the then 12-year-old Sharbat Gula, taken in a refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. Now Pakistani officials say that Gula applied for a Pakistani identity card in the northwestern city of Peshawar in April …

  • South Korea decriminalises adultery, condom shares soar
    South Korea decriminalises adultery, condom shares soar

    South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a controversial adultery law which for more than 60 years had criminalised extra-marital sex and jailed violators for up to two years. The decision saw shares in the South Korean firm Unidus Corp., one of the world's largest condom manufacturers, soar by the daily limit of 15 percent on the local stock exchange. "Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral, state power should not intervene in individuals' private lives," said …

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