PHILIPPINE marines folding a national flag on a ship at the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Photo: Reuters)

‘Poison candy’

MANILA (JULY 14)- The number of people who have fallen ill after eating a batch of “poisoned” candy in the Philippines has risen to nearly 2,000, authorities said Monday as they worked to identify the source of the contamination.  Full story...

Ric Marquez named new PNP chief

MANILA - President Aquino has appointed Director Ric Marquez as the new director general of the Philippine National Police. Marquez replaces PNP OIC Leonardo Espina who is set to retire this Thursday. Full story...

George Manila-bound under Nike promo tour

MANILA, Philippines - Paul George of the Indiana Pacers is reportedly re-visiting the country this week as part of a three-city Nike promotional tour.  Full story...


BMW 3 Series: 40 years of the original compact executive
In May 1975, BMW retooled their Munich factory for the 02 Series replacement which they named the 3 Series. Positioned below the 5 Series launched three years prior, the compact executive would become BMW’s best selling product line and the benchmark in its class.

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Daiana Menezes:  I am willing so much to be a Filipino

Wearing a very revealing pink costume during FHM’s 100 Sexiest victory party, model-actress Daiana Menezes told some members of the press that her outfit was put together at the last minute so there were no “extras” such as stockings. However, she hoped that she looked good onstage.

Maria Ozawa believes PNoy is a ‘good and caring person’

MANILA (June 28) -Former Japanese adult film star Maria Ozawa hogged headlines recently after saying in an exclusive interview that she was open to dating President Noynoy Aquino who, like her, is also single as of the moment.

Jiro Manio now homeless?
Former child star Jiro Manio is now homeless according to the Tweet of Inquirer reporter Jeanette Andrande.
According to Andrade, Manio is now living at the NAIA Terminal 3 with the help of its employees. Security guard Frank Sorca said he noticed the actor wandering around the airport and looked like he had not had a meal in days. He gave Manio some clothes and food. When asked why he was at the airport the actor only said he had enemies at home. The guard added he also noticed that Manio had bruises on his body.Full story...
Filipino community pays tribute to Canada for generous typhoon Haiyan aid

December 8, 2013 – Moved by the outpouring of Canadian humanitarian assistance to Typhoon Haiyan victims, the Filipino community in Ottawa, with the assistance of the Philippine Embassy, spearheaded a charity event that paid tribute to Canadian generosity and Filipino-Canadian friendship while raising new funds to help rebuild devastated communities in central Philippines. Full story...

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It’s “the gangrene of a people,” Pope Francis said over the weekend as he wrapped up his visit to Latin America. He was describing corruption, which bedevils several countries in his home region, although he diplomatically avoided singling out any particular government.  Full Article...

The love boat


SOME years ago, then House Speaker Jose de Venecia regaled an audience of US Pinoys at the Philippine consulate in San Francisco with a portrait of a Philippines flying high on every conceivable front. During the open forum, I candidly commented that if it wasn’t because I could see who was delivering the talk, I could have sworn he was describing another country. I showed him several newspaper headlines that contradicted many of the rosy things he had reported.Full Article...

Petitions mirror the will of the people


JUST over four years ago our current prime minister was given a majority government, and on October 19 approximately one hundred days from now, Canadians will be deciding whether or not to re-elect Stephen Harper as our prime minister or vote for change.   Full Article..

Panalo ang Nagbubuhat ng Bangko ng Iba


Minsang tinanong ang yumaong magaling na conduktor ng new York Philharmonic orchestra na si Leonard Bernstein kung ano ang instrumento na pinaka mahirap na tugtugin. Walang pagdadalawang isip na sinagot niya na ito ay ang second fiddle o pangalawang biyolin. “Marami akong makukuhang pangunahing biyolinista, ngunit problema at mahirap maghanap nang tutugtog nang suporting na biyolin nang may gilas at kasigasigan. Ngunit kung wala ito, walang tunog na may pagkakatugma tayong maririnig.”  Mas marami kasi ang gusto bida, kung may choice, walang gustong maging supporting role lang ang papel. Sa mundo nang pagbubuhat ng bangko, mas kahanga hanga at mas pinagpapala ang kababaan ng loob at pagaangat ng kapwa. Bagay na ginawa at tinuro ng Panginoong Hesus. Pakinggan natin muli ang bagay na ito sa Bibliya sa Filipos 2:1-11 na sinabi ni San Pablo: Full Article...

Courageous Fathers


The father of five children had won a toy at a raffle. He called his kids together to ask which of them should have the present. “Who is the most obedient?” he asked. “Who never talks back to mother? Who does everything she says?” Five small voices answered in unison. “Okay, dad, you get the toy.”   Full Article...

Philippines: Enslaved by corruption


Are you guilty of “assumicide”? That’s a word I discovered years ago. It’s what happens when you make false assumptions about others so that you can portray them in the worst possible light. Full Article...

Getting started on your financial future


RIGHT now is an exciting time when you’re beginning to create the life you want to live.  You’re building your career and maybe starting a family.  And of course, you’re already thinking about your dreams for the future.    Full story...

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