Monday, February 28, 2011

3 Fil-Ams celebrate their Oscar-winning short

LOS ANGELES --- Three Filipino-Americans who produced the Oscar-nominated film, “God of Love," rejoiced when their movie bagged the Oscar in the Best Live Action Short category at the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Gringo to critic on Twitter: 'Get elected first, then let's talk

MANILA, Philippines – What started off as a lively discussion on popular social networking platform Twitter ended up becoming a confrontation session between participants of the 1986 People Power uprising.

Development partners pleased with Aquino's reform programs

MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Over 200 foreign donors, creditors, civic societies and the academe that attended the whole-day Philippine Development Forum at the Sofitel on Saturday expressed satisfaction at the economic and social reforms initiated by the Aquino administration since it assumed office in July 2010.

Aquino tells PHL development partners: 'This is a government that works and works with you'

MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Addressing over 200 international and local development partners on Saturday at the Sofitel Hotel here, President Benigno S. Aquino III confidently said that “this is a government that works well and is willing to work with you” in ensuring that the benefits of prosperity will be felt by the greater majority of our citizens and not just by a few.

245 OFW mula Libya, nakauwi na sa Pilipinas nitong weekend

Jailbreak sa Teresa, Rizal: 1 patay, 2 sugatan

Gaddafis ask Pinoy househelpers to stay

MANILA, Philippines - The family of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly asked 4 of their Filipino househelpers to stay behind in the country.

DFA : 11 Pinoys still missing in NZ quake

MANILA, Philippines – Eleven Filipinos have remained missing in the aftermath of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday.


Mayonnaise is a foursome Filipino band of Alternative rock/pop-punk band. They became famous after winning the prestigious Red Horse Muziklaban in 2004.


Bamboo was a Filipino alternative rock band founded in 2002 by Francisco "Bamboo" Mañalac, Ira Cruz, Nathan Azarcon and Vic Mercado.

Sol, Meralco battle ROS

MANILA, Philippines — Whether it was right to trade Sol Mercado or not will be known Sunday as Rain or Shine and Meralco clash while Alaska and Ginebra dispute the early lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Astrodome in Pasay City.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Man jumps to his death from LRT

MANILA, Philippines - The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) confirmed reports that a 35-year-old man instantly died after jumping off a station of LRT line 2 in Quezon City last Saturday.

Reflections: The rich man

Mark 10:17-27

Luis pleads for MTRCB to approve his nude scenes

MANILA, Philippines — Fearing the Movie and Television Ratings and Classification Board (MTRCB) might find his “Who’s that Girl?” nude scenes too much, Luis Manzano hoped censors will let his butt exposure through.

The Power of Yuan

MANILA, Philippines - Ever since China asserted its buying muscles, the rest of the world pretty much stopped wondering about how its pipsqueak economy 20 years back managed to transition to a roaring offshore/outsourced trade in almost everything.

PNoy, pinatutsadahan si Sen. Bongbong Marcos

500 bahay, nasunog sa Cavite

Tunay na Buhay: The Different Faces of EDSA

Cultures, generations mix at Panagbenga street parade

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - Session Road looked like a sea of red, yellow, green and orange on Saturday morning as the city celebrated this year's Panagbenga Grand Street Parade.

New DFA chief: New job very, very challenging

MANILA, Philippines - Faced with political upheavals and a natural disaster abroad affecting thousands of Filipinos, newly installed Foreign Affairs acting Secretary Albert del Rosario finds his position "very, very challenging."

PNoy: Under Marcos, PH could have been another Libya

MANILA, Philippines - It was strike 2 against Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

US Embassy posts Facebook travel warning over Bulusan volcano

The United States reminded its nationals via Facebook on Friday to stay away from restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon, especially in the wake of its explosion last Monday.

Azkals goalie Neil Etheridge, 'di makapaglalaro sa Mongolia

Pagdiriwang ng ika-25 anibersaryo ng People Power, nagmistulang malaking piyesta

P1-B halaga ng shabu, nasamsam sa San Juan

Isa sa topnotchers sa physician licensure exam, ikinuwento ang kanyang paghahanda

PNoy, kinamusta ang ilang OFW sa pamamagitan ng internet video call

DOLE: 98 OFWs arrive from Libya; more await evacuation (video inside)

The Department of Labor and Employment said a total of 98 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) from Libya arrived in the country on Saturday, as the government scrambles to evacuate up to nearly 30,000 Filipinos in light of the growing political turmoil there.

Julaton stakes world title Saturday

MANILA, Philippines — Fil-Am boxing champion Ana ‘The Hurricane’ Julaton stakes Philippine pride Saturday when she defends her World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight belt against American Franchesca Alcanter.

School-age Designers Take Fashion Seriously

Two years ago, on April Fool’s Day, the menswear edition of published an article about a hot new design prodigy named Damian Finch, who had wowed the fashion world by showing a full collection at the ripe young age of 12.

Celebrities commemorate People Power

MANILA, Philippines — Millions of Filipinos got into People Power Fever Friday—this, including a number of celebrities, some of whom decided to join the humungous crowd gathered at the People Power Monument in EDSA for a big extravaganza meant to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1986 uprising.

Beware the Wolf (Book review: "Red Riding Hood") video inside

MANILA, Philippines — Fairy tales, with their dark undertones and gothic underpinnings, are always ripe for a more adult retelling – and authors have always risen at the opportunity to do so.

Makati traffic scheme set for Caracol festival

MANILA, Philippines—Some streets in Makati’s central business district will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday to give way to the annual Caracol Festival, the city’s version of Mardi Gras.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mega finds a new diva

AFTER winning the ABS-CBN talent search “Star Power,” Angeline Quinto took one of her prizes, a black SUV Hover, on a victory ride to Baclaran Church.

13 Filipinos flee to Egypt, 1 back in Manila

MANILA, Philippines—Thirteen Filipinos have crossed to the Egyptian border from troubled Libya while one has returned to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

Anti-Ageing Hit: 'Miraculous' Pads

MANILA, Philippines – People tend to overlook the small, everyday miracles that sometimes speak volumes about conquering obstacles on a day-to-day basis. From sliding into a pair of slacks that hadn’t fit since the holidays to the disappearance of a blemish that had stubbornly stuck around past its welcome, these are the little victories that we all claim over what life throws at us.

P.C.F marks 50th year

MANILA, Philippines — The Pontificio Collegio Filippino (PCF), the official residence for Filipino priests doing further studies in Rome, Italy, celebrates its golden(50th) anniversary this year.

The Different Faces of EDSA

Jiggy Aquino Cruz was just four months old when the first bloodless people power revolution in world history took place in EDSA in 1986.

Kris on Mayor Junjun Binay: 'If he's dating, it's not me he's dating'

Muling pinabulaanan ni Kris Aquino na nagde-date sila ni Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay.

Fire hits warehouse at FTI complex in Taguig (video inside)

A fire of undetermined origin razed an old warehouse at the Food Terminal Complex in Taguig City before dawn Friday, television and radio reports said.

Mga larawan ng EDSA '86

Rep. Singson, makukulong ng 1 taon at 6 na buwan sa Hong Kong

Diwa ng EDSA People Power, buhay pa nga ba matapos ang 25 taon?

Pagbili ng condom, kailangan na ng reseta sa Brgy. Ayala Alabang

Rebulto ni Jaime Cardinal Sin, pasisinayaan ngayong araw

Ilang bahagi ng EDSA, isinara na para sa gaganaping selebrasyon ng anibersaryo ng EDSA revolution

Charice, nanalo sa isang online award sa Japan

Mandarin at Arabic, sisimulan nang ituro sa high school sa susunod na pasukan

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Urbandub (stylized as urbandub) is a Filipino rock band from Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Since its inception in 2000, the band's line-up has consisted of Gabby Alipe (lead vocals, guitar), John Dinopol (lead guitar, vocals), and Lalay Lim (bass guitar, vocals). The band's current drummer is JanJan Mendoza, who has been with the band since 2003.


In the summer of '94 best friends Noel Palomo and Wowie Flores had this thought "Masyado nang magulo ang Mundo,


Slapshock is a rap metal band from the Philippines that was formed in 1996.


MOJOFLY offers a more radio-friendly, pop-leaning alternative to the other Filipino rock bands of today.

Senator Revilla opposition party’s ‘living amulet’

MANILA, Philippines—Just what it needs to perk up the party anew into the political arena, Lakas-Kampi-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) now has an “amulet” when it elected as its president popular action star and Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.

Louie Cruz goes for the classic, old-fashioned way

Surprise—it’s devoid of any coloring, not even a drop of soy sauce
THERE are a thousand and one ways to cook adobo. And nobody will sue or beat you to death for not following the familiar recipe of a blend of vinegar, meat, garlic, pepper, bay leaf (laurel) or soy sauce.

Webb denies bribing SC justices

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Freddie Webb on Thursday denied Lauro Vizconde’s allegations that his family offered P50 million in "lobby money" to justices of the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court to acquit his son, Hubert Webb..

Smoking PNoy needs professional help: PMA

MANILA, Philippines - Anti-tobacco advocates and doctors criticized Malacanang’s justification of President Benigno Aquino III’s addiction to smoking.

Palace should appoint DFA chief now: analyst

MANILA, Philippines - Political analyst Edna Co said it is urgent that Malacañang already announce a new secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in light of the numerous problems facing thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in countries experiencing upheavals.

Singson sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison

'Chavit' expects son to resign from post
HONG KONG - A Hong Kong court on Thursday sentenced Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson to one year and six months in prison for illegal drug possession.

OFWs in Libyan desert seek help as looting spreads

MANILA, Philippines – A Bayan Patroller who works in Libya fears for their safety as unscrupulous groups have started to take advantage of the political turmoil by looting foreign companies located in the desert.

Feeding program ng DepEd, layong mabawasan ang problema ng malnutrisyon

Mga OFW sa Taiwan, nasa mabuting kalagayan ayon sa MECO

NCRPO, naka-full alert na para sa pagdiriwang ng 25th anniversary ng EDSA People Power Revolution

LRTA, nakatakdang magpulong ngayong araw para pag-usapan ang MRT at LRT fare hike

PHL Azkals, pinagkaguluhan habang nag-iikot sa Baguio City Hall

Kampo ni Webb, itinangging nag-alok sila ng P50M suhol noong nasa Court of Appeals pa ang Vizconde massacre case

Nagmamadali't nagte-text na driver, dahilan raw ng banggaan ng 2 LRT train

Mahigit 1,000 estudyante, nagtanghal para sa ika-25 EDSA People Power anniversary

James Younghusband, nakatanggap daw ng 3 marriage proposals

Hindi akin ang napabalitang verified Twitter account

Alicia Mayer, nag-pose nang nakahubad para sa isang animal welfare ad

Taiwan foreign minister: No need to argue with PHL

Days after repeatedly demanding an apology from Manila for the deportation of 14 Taiwanese to the People’s Republic of China last Feb. 2, Taipei appeared to soften its stand Wednesday, with a top official pushing for flexibility in approaching the problem.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Police launch hunt for man in Alabang mall car theft

MANILA, Philippines—Police have launched a hunt for a man who robbed a woman at an upscale mall in Muntinlupa City, seized her car and abandoned the vehicle in nearby Laguna province.

Marcos son: We did not leave, we were taken away

MANILA, Philippines—While some were caught up in rites marking the anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that toppled strongman Ferdinand Marcos, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Tuesday showed up for work by attending a hearing.

Indigenous treatments bring back the old healing arts

Traditional therapies from different regions offer a lot more than your ordinary massage-they bring centuries of tradition as well

Bring ‘thank you’ back into your life

A friend who recently got married could not send out thank-you cards because she received several gifts that were unsigned

Plate number ng mga PUV, ipipintura na sa mga bubong

Truck, bumangga sa pader ng Lamesa Watershed

Mga alaala ng EDSA People Power revolution tampok sa bagong bukas na museo sa Camp Aguinaldo

Tinaguriang EDSA babies, umabot sa mahigit 18,000

Tukso sa pagkain at bisyo ng paninigarilyo, kaya raw labanan ng Emotional Freedom Technique

Halos 3,000 pares nagpakasal noong 1986 EDSA uprising

DOLE: No need for mandatory evacuation of Pinoys in Libya

Despite persistent reports of escalating violence in Libya, the Department of Labor and Employment still sees no need for mandatory evacuation of Filipinos there at this time.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Filipina not forced to amicably settle rape case, says DFA

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has denied it forced a Filipina to amicably settle a rape charge she filed against her manager in the oil-rich kingdom.

Relatives mark 100th day since botanist’s death; call for speedy probe

MANILA, Philippines — Relatives and friends of slain botanist Leonard Co on Tuesday commemorated the 100th day since his death by calling for a “speedy and impartial reinvestigation” of his killing and his companions in Kananga, Leyte, in November last year.

Charice eyes collaboration with Justin Bieber

MANILA, Philippines - International singing sensation Charice said she is open to recording a duet with singing sensation Justin Bieber.