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Why Mocha Uson deserves to be criticized

(With over three million Facebook fans and close to 100,000 Twitter followers, entertainer Mocha Uson is undeniably a social media superstar. She is also one of the biggest online cheerleaders of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte during the campaign period, together with the online fictional character Senyora

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JobsDB Philippines to shut down by June 30 2016 after merger with JobStreet

Popular employment website JobsDB Philippines will be shutting down its website ( for good beginning June 30, 2016. In an email to its subscribers, JobsDB Philippines announced that its country website will cease permanently starting on that date and that it will no longer be

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Duterte may have cost Marcos the vice presidency

The Senate and the House of Representatives, acting as the National Board of Canvassers, has finally finished counting the votes cast for president and vice president Friday night. While the landslide victory of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the presidential race has been clear

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June 12 2016 declared a holiday – 118th Independence Day

The Philippines will be celebrating its 118th Independence Day this June 12, Sunday. It is a regular holiday nationwide as stipulated in outgoing President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 1105, which he signed last August 2015. Given the date’s historical significance and the administration’s resistance to the

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Eight reminders in asking for recommendations from ex profs

For new and veteran job hunters alike, the task of providing character references can be a challenging one. After all, what is needed in this regard are people who can give positive and objective insights about your work ethic. For obvious reasons, fresh graduates usually

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Nutrition Month Theme 2016: “First 1000 days ni baby, pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan”

Elementary and high schools all over the country will be celebrating the National Nutrition Month or “Buwan ng Nutrisyon” this July. According to the National Nutrition Council (NNC), the theme for this year’s celebration is “First 1000 days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan” (Nurture your baby’s

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#‎CloseUpForeverSummer – Damage control mode and media blackout

In an apparent attempt to engage in damage control, Close Up Philippines issued a statement expressing sympathy for the families of the five individuals who died during or immediately after the #CloseUpForeverSummer rave party that took place Saturday night and lasted until Sunday dawn. The

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DEAR MARK: Letter for my 12-year-old self

(This post was inspired by United States Vice President Joe Biden. See his to letter for his 12-year-old self here.) Dear Mark, How are you? I hope you’re enjoying your first months in high school. I know this is not the school where you wanted

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#‎CloseUpForeverSummer – ‘Green amore’ blamed for deaths during rave party

Originally hyped as the biggest music event of the season, the recently-concluded ‪#‎CloseUpForeverSummer‬ rave party is now at the center of controversy when five attendees to the event died of mysterious circumstances. The five fatalities were identified as Bianca Fontejon (18), Lance Garcia (36), Eric Leal (22), Ken