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Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Winners – 2013 Golden Screen Awards

Actor-politician Alfred Vargas and veteran entertainers Eddie Garcia and Gina Alajar won the top accolades in this year’s edition of the Golden Screen Awards. Organized by the Entertainment Press Society, the award-giving body is now on its 10th year. This year, those who’ve received the said

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Enrique Gil as Juan Ponce Enrile on ‘MMK’

“Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) is continuing this coming Saturday its questionable practice of featuring the life story of political figures who are involved, directly or indirectly, in an upcoming election. The said drama anthology series will feature the life story of Senate President Juan Ponce

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Benjamin Alves vs Daniel Padilla – Journalism gone wrong?

Fans of Kapamilya star Daniel Padilla are up in arms over alleged nasty comments made against their idol by Kapuso actor Benjamin Alves. Alves is in hot water after describing Padilla’s song “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat” as a track “he’d like to skip” in

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‘Kurot Principle’ of Financial Management

The following essay came from Vic and Avelynn Garcia’s book “Kontento Ka Na Ba Sa KaPERAhan Mo?” and was first posted by Larry Collin in his Facebook page. This provides an excellent take on the financial mismanagement that haunts most Filipinos. Published by Unleash International

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Jaypee Santos vs Janine Tugonon and Danny O’Donoghue

Celebrities, from Britney Spears to Ruffa Gutierrez, have at one point or another expressed their desire for privacy. Privacy can be understood in simple scenarios like being able to buy something in a mall without throngs of people asking to have a picture with you,

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Inquirer falls for fake Aquino Time magazine cover

The editors of Philippine Daily Inquirer were apparently duped into using a satirized version of a Time magazine cover in its front page today.  The broadsheet used a  satirical photo originally posted in the Facebook group “Showbiz Government” for its front page story about the

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Noynoy Aquino in Time 100 most influential list – AND SO?

United States-based Time Magazine released today their annual list of the 100 most influential persons in the world, and included this year is Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. Other world leaders recognized this year includes United States President Barack Obama, Argentinian-born Pope Francis, and North

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Jose Abad Santos Day in Pampanga – May 7 2013

The nation will commemorate the 71st death anniversary of Jose Abad Santos, former Chief Justice and World War II hero, this May 7. The day, which falls on Tuesday, is a special non-working holiday in the province of Pampanga, including Angeles City. This is by

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May 13 2013 Election Day Philippine holiday

UPDATE (4/24/2013) – Palace has released Proclamation 571 which declares May 13 2013 a special public holiday. Better late than never! Access Proclamation 571 here. The Philippines will have its midterm elections this May 13 2013, Monday. Unless otherwise provided by law, the 1987 Constitution

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‘Magic sugar’ now legal in the Philippines

The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reversed its 13-year ban against the use of ‘magic sugar.’ In a statement released April 15, FDA acting director Kenneth Hartigan-Go pointed out that over a hundred countries including Australia, Canada, and European nations have found “no safety concerns”