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Jacob Benedicto sends Twitter abuzz

Jacob Benedicto, a contestant in ABS-CBN’s The Voice Philippines, briefly became one of the trending topics on Twitter Sunday night. Benedicto, a 21-year-old communication arts student from De La Salle University may have failed to advance in the competition, but he nevertheless earned the admiration

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Buwan ng Wika 2013

Sa darating na buwan ng Agosto ay muling ipagdiriwang ng bansa ang Buwan ng Wika sa pangunguna ng Komisyon ng Wikang Pambansa (KWF). Ang tema ng pagdiriwang ngayong taon ay “Wika Natin ang Daang Matuwid.” Ang taunang pagdiriwang na ito ay alinsunod sa Pampanguluhang Proklamasyon

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Nutrition Month Philippines 2013

This July, Philippine public schools will once more mark the annual celebration of Buwan ng Nutrisyon or Nutrition Month. According to the National Nutrition Council (NNC), the theme of the celebration this year is “Gutom at malnutrisyon, sama-sama nating wakasan! (Hunger and malnutrition, let’s fight

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July 3 2013 Pasig City Day Holiday

Working in Ortigas? Then, this is good news for you. Pasig City will mark its 440th foundation anniversary next Tuesday, July 2. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday by President Benigno Aquino III through Proclamation 607. Read the full text of the

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Benjo Benaldo suicide attempt

Outgoing Cagayan de Oro Rep. Benjo Benaldo attempted to commit suicide inside his office in the House of Representatives (HOR) Thursday night. According to a GMA News report, Benaldo was seen “drenched in blood with a gunshot wound” at the HOR’s South Lobby. Benaldo was

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Escudero’s political star fades

Senator Francis Escudero’s once bright political star seems to have faded significantly in the aftermath of the 2013 senatorial elections. Once considered a close contender to fellow administration candidate Loren Legarda for the number one spot, Escudero ultimately finished fourth in the race. Bad publicity

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June 24 2013 Manila holiday

The City of Manila will be marking its 442nd Foundation Day this June 24, Monday. The day, more popularly known as Araw ng Maynila, is a special non-working holiday in the Philippine capital city by virtue of Proclamation 604. President Benigno Aquino III signed the declaration

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2013 Metro Manila Film Festival official entries bared

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced today the eight official entries to the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). The annual film fest is expected to run from December 25 up to the second week of January, 2014. See the list of winners in last

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Comedienne jokes about Filipino children on BBC show

Katherine Ryan, a Canadian comedienne based in the United Kingdom, earned the ire of local netizens after using Filipino children as the subject of her punchline in Mock the Week, a game show that airs in British Broadcasting Corporation. In a segment where participants were

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Tiger Airways Philippines launch set

Kalibo-Singapore flights also announced Multi-awarded Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways will officially launch its Philippine operations beginning July 10. The airline firm previously operated through its local subsidiary Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAir) and its fleet of five aircrafts. Tiger Airways’ full fledged entrance into the