Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hacker defaces WWF Philippines site

source: gmanews

Hackers attacked the website of the World Wildlife Fund's Philippine chapter early Wednesday, replacing the home page with a YouTube video.

Twitter founders leaving to relaunch venture

source: gmanews

Powerhouse micro-blogging site Twitter is losing three of its co-founders, who are relaunching a venture to build and run web products.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I.M.E.C. benefits 110 Maritime cadets


CEBU CITY, Cebu (PNA) — The International Maritime Employers’ Committee Ltd. (IMEC) has granted full scholarship to 110 maritime cadets of the University of Cebu (UC) Maritime School and assured them of jobs abroad after graduation.

The real story behind the song 'Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin'


MANILA, Philippines -- The well-loved song “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin” is the theme of the popular ABS-CBN teleserye of the same title starring Coco Martin who with his dual role showcases his versatility as an actor.

Security tightened for Michael Ray Aquino at NBI headquarters

source: gmanews

Less than an hour after being escorted back to the Philippines from the United States, former police Senior Superintendent Michael Ray Aquino was whisked to the National Bureau of Investigation's main office in Manila Sunday morning.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sidewalk vendor wins P18M lotto prize


MANILA, Philippines—A 54-year-old female sidewalk vendor from Parañaque City will no longer have to play cat-and-mouse with the authorities while selling her wares after she won over P18 million in last Wednesday’s 6/45 Mega Lotto draw.

Predictability hobbles ‘Amaya’


IT’S BEEN weeks since we jotted down our first impressions of the new GMA 7 teleserye, “Amaya”—and, with reason: We wanted to give the show enough time to iron out its kinks, and its stars to get their acts together.

Azkals yield five goals against top German club in Darmstadt


MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine football team preparing for FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Sri Lanka wrapped up its two-week Germany camp on a sour note, bowing to SV Darmstadt 98, 0-5, in Darmstadt, Hesse on Saturday.

Pacquiao 8-1 favorite vs Marquez


MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao was aghast when told about the odds for his Nov. 12 rubber match with his Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez.

Parokya ni Edgar's Chito Miranda talks music videos and single-blessedness


MANILA, Philippines – “I haven’t been single for seventeen years… so it’s a new experience for me. I’m enjoying it,” Chito Miranda, Parokya ni Edgar’s vocalist, resident heartthrob and love guru speaks.

Gilas makes it to FIBA-Asia


MANILA, Philippines — The Smart-Gilas Pilipinas secured a slot in the FIBA-Asia Championship in Wuhan, China after claiming its second straight win in as many games in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Pinay, nahalal na Mayor sa Hercules, California

DOLE to hire Cotabato flood victims, TESDA offers free training

source: gmanews

Some flood victims in Cotabato City will be hired to help declog the Rio Grande de Mindanao. Each of the 100 able-bodied people the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will mobilize, will get paid P3,000 to do the job.

Magnitude-5.3 quake hits Sultan Kudarat

source: gmanews

A magnitude-5.3 quake rocked the Sultan Kudarat area in Mindanao before dawn Saturday, but there was no initial report of damage or casualty.

Weather to improve gradually Sunday

source: gmanews

Filipinos may still have to bring out their umbrellas on Sunday as state weather forecasters said the improvement of the weather following the exit of tropical storm “Falcon" (Meari) will be “gradual."

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hillary Clinton pledges US support for PHL in Spratlys

source: gmanews

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday pledged to support the Philippines amid growing tensions between China and its neighbors in disputed areas of the South China Sea (or West Philippine Sea).

Metro floods strand thousands of commuters

source: gmanews

Widespread flooding in Metro Manila Thursday night stranded tens of thousands of students and workers struggling to go home as they faced knee-high or even higher waters in many neighborhoods.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Angeline Quinto surprised at dating rumors with Sam Milby, admits actor Coco Martin is her biggest crush


MANILA, Philippines – “Star Power” grand champion Angeline Quinto has refuted reports that she’s dating heartthrob Sam Milby.

Toni turns gossip, hurts image


Just a thought: Remember no man who has friends is a failure.

MANILA, Philippines -- Downside of being a gossip: Toni Gonzaga is facing the brunt of being a movie talk show host. She’s forced to become a gossip.

Maguindanao massacre trial live online


MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Renato C. Corona has ordered the live video webcast of the Maguindanao massacre trial through the Supreme Court’s (SC) website,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn dies in car crash

source: gmanews

PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Dunn, a co-star of the "Jackass" movie franchise, died on Monday when a sports car he was driving careened off a highway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and burst into flames, police said.

Lightning disrupts LRT-1 operations for 3 hours (video inside)

source: gmanews

A power cable that caught fire after it was believed to be hit by lightning disrupted the operations of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Tuesday afternoon, limiting its operations to between Baclaran and Monumento.

Monday, June 20, 2011

‘Egay’ moving away from PHL, may make landfall in HK

source: gmanews

After bringing rains to parts of Luzon including Metro Manila, Tropical Depression Egay is moving away from Philippine territory and may make landfall in Hong Kong or China, state weather forecasters said Monday.

2 victims of QC shootings laid to rest ( video inside)

source: gmanews

Amid calls by their loved ones for justice, two women victims of separate violent shooting incidents in Quezon City last week were laid to rest Sunday.

Miriam, hubby renew vows on 40th wedding anniversary

source: gmanews

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and husband, former Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Narciso Santiago, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday by renewing their vows.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Miley in Manila: Entertaining, encouraging


MANILA, Philippines — Neither the drastic image reinvention nor the controversies that hound Miley Cyrus kept her mostly teenage girl fans from trooping to the teen queen’s concert at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on June 17.

Egay deviates from its course


MANILA, Philipines- Tropical depression "Egay" will no longer make landfall over extreme Northern Luzon as it slightly changed course on Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

PNoy rejects hero's burial for Marcos: report

source: abs-cbnnews

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III has rejected the burial of former strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the Associated Press (AP) reported Friday.

Ex-PAGCOR chief wants P20-M retirement benefits

source: abs-cbnnews

MANILA, Philippines - Former Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) chairman Ephraim Genuino is seeking almost P20-million worth of retirement benefits from the state-owned gaming firm.

Pacquiao: I learned boxing from mom, not dad

MANILA, Philippines – Unlike Manny Pacquiao's flamboyant celebrity mom, Mommy Dionisia, "Pacdad" is happy to be out of the limelight.

Be careful what you tweet


NEW YORK - Disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner is not alone. One in three Americans say they have tweeted or posted something online that they later regretted.

AJ Perez made presence felt in his dad’s dream; Julia Montes longs for her long-lost German dad


MANILA, Philippines – Gerry Perez considers it a gift that his departed son, AJ, made his presence felt in his dream a few days before Father’s Day.

Looking for Rizal in Europe, finding a 'little bad boy

source: gmanews

In high school when I first learned about Rizal, his books and heroics, I could not relate. He was too talented, too good to be true. He was brown like me, but that was it. Hindi ko siya ma-reach.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gretchen clarifies latest 'walkout' incident

MANILA, Philippines – “I did not [walkout].”

Google releases 1-click blog extension for Chrome

source: gmanews

Bloggers, rejoice! Google Inc. released this week an extension for its Chrome browser that allows them to get to their blogs in one click.

Water hyacinths aggravating Cotabato City flood problem

source: gmanews

Cotabato City and other provinces in southern Philippines are experiencing its worst flooding in years, but authorities are not blaming it on the usual trash-filled drainages or poor flood-control projects. They are blaming it instead on water hyacinths.

Dallas celebrates Mavericks' victory with parade

source: gmanews

DALLAS - Victory Plaza lived up to its name at last on Thursday, as hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans packed downtown streets for a parade in honor of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PBA: Texters begin quest for triple crown vs Aces

source: gmanews


That in one word is how Talk N Text coach Chot Reyes describes his team’s first assignment in the PBA Governors Cup opposite Alaska Milk on Wednesday’s main game at the Araneta Coliseum.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saint Anthony of Padua feast


MANILA, Philippines -- Bishop Joel Baylon will celebrate a “misa mayor” (high mass) at 10:45 this morning at the St. Anthony de Padua Shrine in Sampaloc, Manila, in celebration of the feast of St. Anthony (San Antonio) de Padua, the patron saint of the poor and of lost things.

J.J. Abrams goes back to future in 'Super 8'

source: gmanews

LOS ANGELES - J.J. Abrams, the filmmaker behind the TV shows "Alias," "Lost" and the movies "Mission: Impossible III" and "Star Trek," returns to movie theaters on Friday with what he calls his most autobiographical work to date.

US greets PHL on Independence Day

source: gmanews

Filipinos received a congratulatory message for Independence Day from the United States, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reassured them of the US' commitment as "long-time friends and partners."

Amid cloudy skies, PNoy arrives at Quirino Grandstand for parade

source: gmanews

Amid cloudy skies, President Benigno Aquino III arrived at the Quirino Grandstand Sunday afternoon for the Independence Day parade, the first under his administration.

'In nation's new chapter, equality before the law'

source: gmanews

Nearly a year after assuming his post, President Benigno Aquino III announced on Sunday that the first steps have been taken to free Filipinos from the twin threats of poverty and corruption.

US lawmakers seek to honor 113th PHL Independence Day

source: gmanews

CHICAGO – Lawmakers have filed in the United States House of Representatives a resolution seeking to honor the 113th Independence Day of the Philippines on June 12.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Magnitude-4.2 quake rocks Babuyan Islands

source: gmanews

A magnitude-4.2 quake rocked the Babuyan Islands in extreme northern Luzon Saturday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

New Filipino school opens in Jeddah — report


Amid the closure of three Filipino schools in Saudi Arabia, a new institution offering the Philippine educational curriculum has opened in Jeddah, a report said Friday.

Charlene Gonzales 'jealous' of Taylor Swift

source: abs-cbnnews

MANILA, Philippines - Celebrity host Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach admitted that she got jealous of American country singer Taylor Swift.

Palace clarifies June holidays

source: abs-cbnnews

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang on Friday clarified that the Independence Day holiday will be observed on Sunday, June 12, which means work and classes will go on as usual on Monday, June 13.

Shortest living man in history a Filipino?

source: abs-cbnnews

MANILA, Philippines - Is the shortest living man in history living in the Philippines?