Saturday, November 26, 2011

GMA fit to leave hospital


MANILA, Philippines — The orthopedic spine surgeon of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo told the Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Friday that she is now fit to leave the hospital as she is already recovering.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

1,770 pass civil engineer exam


MANILA, Philippines — The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Thursday announced that 1,770 out of 5,163 passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Civil Engineering in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi and Tacloban in November 2011.

It's a girl for new mom Andi Eigenmann


MANILA, Philippines – Young actress Andi Eigenmann gave birth to her first baby via cesarean section on Nov. 23.

Ultrathin brain implant monitors seizures


MANILA, Philippines — A new, ultrathin, ultraflexible implant loaded with sensors can record the electrical storm that erupts in the brain during a seizure with nearly 50-fold greater resolution than was previously possible.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bamboo Mañalac's much anticipated 'No Water, No Moon' out now


MANILA, Philippines — Good music never ends and one great artist never stops. Just one spin of the most anticipated album in OPM rock this year, “No Water, No Moon," Bamboo Mañalac's first solo release under PolyEast Records, and it's clear there is life beyond his career as frontman. “Nothing’s changed.

Summon GMA doctors


MANILA, Philippines — Government prosecutors Wednesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to summon the doctors of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to prove their claim that the lady legislator is now recovering well after undergoing medical surgery.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Anti-hoax sites debunk PHL as source of Facebook porn attack


Filipino Facebook users can heave a sigh of relief, at least for now, after a supposed statement from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg blaming Filipinos for a recent spam/porn attack on the social network has been debunked by anti-hoax sites.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Spokesperson: Palace ready to face Arroyo's legal eagles in court


With former President Gloria Arroyo now under arrest for poll fraud, Malacañang on Saturday said it is ready for the next stage of her case: the battle in court.

Monday, November 14, 2011

GMA-7 responds to Anne Curtis's rant on Twitter


"We were simply sticking to the programme sequence provided by the organizers."

Numbers favor Pacquiao over Marquez


The anti-climactic ending of the fight between Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and his Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez on Sunday (Manila time) seemed to have failed to put a closure on the rivalry, with many boxing fans — Filipinos included — expressing doubts on Pacquiao’s victory.

The Final Score: Pacquiao versus Marquez - the debate will never die


Odd. It felt odd. A national icon won. He was proclaimed winner. Yet fans, spurred by scientific duty or moral obligation, scrutinized the victory. Manny Pacquiao beat Juan Manuel Marquez. Some agreed. Some disagreed. We all walked away surprisingly befuddled.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sam Milby US-based for three months


MANILA, Philippines — Singer-actor Sam Milby used Twitter to share with his fans a new development in his career which could lead to possible casting for TV roles in the US.

Binay rallies allies for polls


MANILA, Philippines — Like a general rallying his troops to war, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on the eve of his 69th birthday last Thursday exhorted his partymates “to prepare for 2013 and 2016.”

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thousands pray rosary on 11-11-11


MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of young people from across the country will gather in Dagupan City in Pangasinan Friday to take part in “Eleven Eleven Eleven” (Nov. 11, 2011), a nationwide praying of the rosary led by the youth, for world peace.

'Budoy' sets example in treating the mentally challenged with compassion


MANILA, Philippines -- The entertainment value and dramatic flair of ABS-CBN’s “Budoy” have Filipino viewers glued to the boobtube whenever it airs. More importantly, the primetime drama is seemingly changing people’s perception about the mentally challenged.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Georgina Wilson to appear on America's Next Top Model


British-Filipina model and host Georgina Wilson joins the roster of Filipinos who were featured in the hit US reality search “America’s Next Top Model" (ANTM).

Manny Pacquiao is a boxing world champion and PLDT myDSL Watchpad is a first world champion in broadband entertainment.

Manny Pacquiao is a boxing world champion and PLDT myDSL Watchpad is a first world champion in broadband entertainment.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Moderate quake rocks Cotabato


MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - A magnitude-5.1 quake rocked the southern Philippines at 7:27 a.m. today, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualty.

'No Water, No Moon': Bamboo’s back


MANILA, Philippines — An album that’s titled after a Japanese Koan is likely one to provoke thought and remind people that questions are sometimes more important than answers.

Muslim world celebrates 'Eid'l Adha'


MANILA, Philippines — The celebration of the Eid’l Adha, also known as the Greater Eid or Festival of the Sacrifice, commemorates and pays tribute to the patriarch Abraham (Ibrahim among Muslims) and his willingness, as the Bible narrates, to sacrifice his son Ishmael, as an act of obedience to God.

Underdog Boxing: Floyd Mayweather - the master of stealing thunder


A report from ESPN’s Dan Rafael quoted Leonard Ellerbe, one of Floyd Mayweather’s advisers, saying Mayweather wants to fight “the little guy" on May 5 at the MGM Arena.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Shocking crime stirs interest in Agimat's prolific life


The Cain-and-Abel episode within the Revilla clan unfolding before the nation's eyes has stirred interest in ex-senator and screen legend Ramon Revilla Sr.'s prolific reproductive Severino, GMA News

Canada introduces new 'super visa' for families


MONTREAL — Canadian officials on Friday announced a new two-year, multi-entry "super visa" for parents and grandparents of immigrants settled in Canada.

Pinoys seeking help from Thai floods now hits 170


The number of Filipinos seeking assistance due to the floods in Thailand is continuing to rise, the Philippine embassy there said Friday night.

Germany-based Pinay fashion designer urges celebrities to show skin


MANILA, Philippines -- Germany-based Pinay fashion designer Joyce Pilarsky expressed her desire to see more Filipino entertainment celebrities bare out their flesh in style.

Friday, November 04, 2011

MMDA announces official entries to the 37th MMFF-P


MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the final list of entries to the 37th edition Metro Manila Film Festival – Philippines (MMFF-P).

Ramona Bautista denies involvement in Ram Revilla's killing, retracts earlier statement that she was abducted


MANILA, Philippines – Maria Ramona Mara Bautista, younger sister of slain screen personality Ram Revilla, maintains she has no participation in the killing of her brother.

P-Noy believes in Santa


MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno S. Aquino believes in Santa Claus.

'Boom Boom' faces Mexican KO artist in Pinoy Pride X

source: abs-cbnnews

Filipino boxing champion Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista will be facing a heavy-handed Mexican boxer in the main event of Pinoy Pride 10.

JL, Shaina still fixing relationship


MANILA, Philippines -- Celebrity couple John Lloyd Cruz and Shaina Magdayao remained vague in addressing their reported breakup during a joint interview aired on “The Buzz” Oct. 30.

Mayweather 'ready to fight' Pacquiao in May 2012

World boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is planning to fight Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in May next year, a report said.

Suspect in the killing of Charice's dad surrenders


After hiding for more than two days, the suspect in the killing of the father of Filipino international singing sensation Charice Pempengco surrendered Thursday to authorities.

Gwendoline Ruais wins 3 ‘fast-track’ competitions in Miss World 2011


Miss World Philippines Gwendoline Ruais has been winning left and right in the competitions leading up to the Miss World 2011 pageant.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

OFW ban


MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Tuesday banned the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to 41 countries, officials said Tuesday.

Sarah, not Jackie, is 'Kokak'


Just a thought: Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see. – George W. Russell

Charice's father stabbed to death


MANILA, Philippines – “Si Charice, hindi pa niya alam.” This is what Raquel, the international singing sensation’s mother, told in tears at the time of the report that her former husband, Ricky Pempengco, was killed in a stabbing incident that happened around 11:30pm on Oct. 31.

Just a few drinks a week tied to breast cancer


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who drink just a few glasses of wine or beer a week may have a slightly increased breast cancer risk, researchers said Tuesday.