• 3 Filipinas in Forbes top 50 businesswomen in Asia

    Three Filipinas are included in Forbes Asia’s power businesswomen list this year. These women, said Forbes, are active in the upper echelons of the business world, wield significant power and have access to robust financial resources.Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. Chairman Helen Yuchengco Dee;…

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    • Game over, Mr. President

      Many are amused when they find out that President Aquino, the bachelor that he is, is very fond of cars, video games, and handheld consoles. When he pushed through with inaugurating a car plant and checking out an array of cars prepared for presidential inspection – at about the same time the…

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      • Duterte says decision not to run for president final

        ”I am not deciding on anything,” Duterte, who visited Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. Friday at the capitol, said. Duterte said the reason he is going around is to push for Federalism as a fallback in case the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not be passed. Meanwhile, Northern Mindanao former…

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        • Lesbian kiss on Korean drama sparks debate

          An unprecedented lesbian kiss between two high school students on a popular South Korean TV drama has fuelled a debate about portrayals of sexuality in a rapidly modernising society with deeply conservative roots. The broadcast and internet regulatory body, the Korea Communications Standards…

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          • New cable show offers sex in a box as therapy

            A relationship therapy TV show that premieres Friday gives most participating couples the same prescription: Go into a modular, windowless room onstage and have sex while the studio audience waits until they're done. Not surprisingly, "Sex Box" has attracted some negative attention. The Parents…

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            • Kanye: I’m trying hard to get Kim pregnant

              Kanye West has been “practicing really hard” to get wife Kim Kardashian pregnant again. “Oh, I’m practicing really hard, I try as many times a day as I can,” Kanye told Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe in an interview aired on Thursday night. In the same Radio 1 interview, Kanye showed a different side of…

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              • Black/blue or white/gold? Dress debate goes viral

                Is the dress black and blue, or white and gold? It all started when a Tumblr user with the handle 'swiked' uploaded a picture of a dress with the caption: "guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? The post went viral on Twitter, Facebook and other social media…

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                • Shailene wasn’t interested in 50 Shades

                  Shailene Woodley has revealed she “wasn’t really interested” in playing Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey as she goes topless in a new photo shoot.

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                  • Review: SKK Mobile V2, a P3,999 watered-down LG G2

                    Remember the LG G2 look-alike from SKK Mobile we featured back in September? Well, the SKK Mobile V2 finally gets a second shipment—and it's cheaper now, thanks to a P1,000 price cut that puts it in line with other devices sporting similar specs. Let's take a thorough look at the SKK Mobile V2.

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                    • US flies advanced spy plane over disputed sea: officials

                      The United States has flown its most advanced surveillance plane from a military base in the Philippines over flashpoint areas of the South China Sea, Filipino authorities said Friday. With Filipino soldiers on board, the US Navy flew the P-8A Poseidon from a former American airbase about 80…

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                      • Thousands flee as all out offensive vs. BIFF starts in Maguindanao

                        Thousands of residents from the areas of Datu Unsay in Maguindanao have evacuated early morning on February 27 as fighting erupted between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). At around 9:00 am, roughly 80 heavily armed BIFF men led by…

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                        • Johansson: Travolta isn’t strange

                          Scarlett Johansson insists there’s “nothing creepy” about John Travolta. The 30-year-old actress was pictured posing on the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday when John came up behind her and planted a kiss on her cheek. “It was an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that…

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                          • Koko to seek tax exemption for Pacquiao

                            A Congress-approved bill to grant special tax exemption to Representative Manuel “Manny” Pacquiao might inspire him in his history-making megafight with American Floyd Mayweather. Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III stated this yesterday as he announced that he will be filing such effect…

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                            • Bright lights on dwarf planet perplex NASA as probe nears

                              The discovery of another bright light on the dwarf planet Ceres has NASA scientists perplexed as the US Dawn probe prepares to enter the orbit of the largest object in the asteroid belt and possibly resolve the mystery. The images taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers) from Ceres show that a…

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                              • 13 of 15 SAF survivors to leave PNP hospital

                                Thirteen of the 15 Special Action Force (SAF) policemen who survived the bloody firefight with Muslim rebels in Mamasapano last month are ready to go home after a month of medical treatment, a police official said yesterday. Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Chief Superintendent Generoso…

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                                • New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

                                  The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. The five-minute video shows a group of bearded men inside the Mosul Museum using hammers and…

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                                  • Binay laments non-stop harassment

                                    Vice President Jejomar C. Binay expressed this sentiment following reports that the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has petitioned the Court of Appeals (CA) to scrutinize his and his family’s bank accounts. “Buong-buo talaga ang plano ng paninira o kaya ay plano na hindi ako makapagkandidato…

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