• 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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    • Zedd & Selena's Bathroom Meeting

      Just think, maybe one day Zedd and Selena Gomez will tell their kids they met… in a bathroom?!? Zedd said during a new interview with host Booker on AMP Radio's morning show in Los Angeles. WATCH: Is Selena Gomez Moving To NYC?

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      • Binay admits eyeing Pag-IBIG chief as 2016 running mate

        Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Thursday dropped hints at a possible tandem with Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) President and Chief Executive Officer Darlene Marie Berberabe for the 2016 presidential elections, heaping praise on the latter for her “outstanding work” in managing the…

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        • 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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            • Surging Pacers hold off short-handed Cavaliers 93-86

              George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting. Hill finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, and capped the first triple-double of his career with three free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the Indiana Pacers' 93-86 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday…

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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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                • N. Korea vows 'merciless' war against US

                  North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that have incensed Pyongyang. "Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of the US," the ruling party's official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun,…

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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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                    • PHILIPPINES PRESS-SM Group joins Ayala, Aboitiz $2.79 bln project - Philippine Daily Inquirer

                      A consortium that includes the SM Group, Ayala Corp and Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc is set to submit documents on Friday signifying its interest for the 123 billion pesos ($2.79 billion) Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike project, the Philippine Daily

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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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                        • 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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                          • New volcano island getting big in Japan

                            Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing. New footage of the remote Nishinoshima, some 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) south of Tokyo, shows a volcano erupting up to six times a minute, spewing huge volumes of magma -- and scientists…

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                            • Sharap-ova and out as bug forces top seed to withdraw

                              A stomach virus caused world number two Maria Sharapova to pull out of the Acapulco International in Mexico just hours before her semi-final on Friday. "I want to thank the tournament for organising such a great event and most importantly the fans who were so passionate during all my matches."…

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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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                                • Man guilty of setting up wife's death while on walk with son

                                  A New York City man was convicted Thursday of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while the couple was on a walk with one of their young sons in New Jersey. A jury deliberated for less than four hours before convicting Kashif Parvaiz of scheming with his girlfriend to kill his wife and make…

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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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                                    • Drinking coffee may lower risk of multiple sclerosis

                                      People who drink four to six cups of coffee daily may be less likely to get multiple sclerosis, according to international research out Thursday. "Caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases," said lead author Ellen Mowry of the Johns Hopkins…

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