Megan Young responds to racist comment by a devina dediva

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Miss World 2013 Megan Young finally responded to the negative and racist comments made by Facebook user Devina DeDiva, which triggered an online outrage early this month.  “Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke! I did not know those maids have anything else in them Ha Ha Ha,” she was quoted as saying. “TheyRead More

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Napoles Pork Barrel Scam – Judiciary has its own version?

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Manila, Philippines -The Supreme Court (SC) is now investigating allegations that the Judiciary might have their own version of Janet Lim Napoles’ “Pork Barrel” scam. In middle of the “Pork Barrel” scam issue in the country, where a Janet Lim Napoles together with several Senators and possible other members of the country’s government, allegedly robbedRead More

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5 ways to fight stress

Everybody gets stressed from time to time. Different people feel stress in different ways. We need stress but not too much. So the question is how do we get rid of it? What do we have to do to fight it?   1. Relaxation, whether through listening to music, meditation, get a massage, yoga, playRead More

Top 10 Best Car features of 2013

Not simply the newest cars, but the best cars for 2013, and all of them under $80,000. 2013 Audi A6 3.0T / S6 / A7 3.0T / S7 Specifications: VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 4–5-passenger, 4-door sedan or 5-door wagon BASE PRICE: $51,295–$79,695 ENGINES: supercharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter V-6, 310 hp, 325 lb-ft; twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valveRead More

Google and NASA: Quantum Computing

So how does computer evolve in a company surrounded by smart people such as NASA and Google? Well, they need a whole new type of computing to get them there. Quantum Computing. NASA teamed up with Google to invest in the world’s first quantum computer. The Canadian D-Wave-Two is the first commercially available computational systemRead More

Miss Philippines – Megan Young, crowned the new Miss World

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Miss Philippines, Megan Young, is crowned as the new Miss World in the 2013 Miss World pageant in Bali, Indonesia. The 23 year old, beat 126 other contestants and pledged to be “the best Miss World ever”. “No words! Thank you so much for everyone for choosing me. I promise to be the best Miss WorldRead More

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NASA map illustrates air pollution mortality rates

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Want to know where people are most likely to die prematurely due to air pollution? NASA recently recently released a map showing the average number of deaths per year per 1,000 square kilometers (385 square miles) that can be attributed to fine particle matter pollution. Researchers compared pollution levels over a 150-year span, beginning in 1850Read More

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Zia Quizon’s concert cancelled

Zia Quizon’s birthday concert,  “A Little Bit of Lovin” set on Thursday, September 26 at Music Museum has been cancelled after the doctor advised her to rest because of severe asthma. Here’s the complete statement from Star Magic: “We regret to inform everyone that Zia Quizon’s A Little Bit of Lovin’ concert on Sept 26Read More

iPhone vs rifle in new calibre of smartphone-testing video

Slow-motion footage of Apple’s latest object of desire coming off second best to an extremely large calibre projectile takes testing-to-destruction videos to a whole new level. YouTube videos detailing water resistance, drop tests and other forms of smartphone durability have become commonplace and the uncomfortable thrill of seeing what is often an object of desireRead More

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Philippines – ‘Humanitarian crisis’ in battle-scarred Zamboanga city

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Aid workers warned Thursday of a worsening humanitarian crisis in a major Philippine city racked by more than two weeks of deadly street battles between Muslim rebels and soldiers. The overnight death of three soldiers brought the official death toll from the conflict in Zamboanga to 173, as the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) guerrillasRead More

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Where to apply for a passport in the Philippines?

You’ve probably heard horror stories about queues in passport applications, but nowadays they don’t have to be that much of a hassle. This, as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) opened several satellite consular offices in shopping malls in Metro Manila to make passports more accessible to Filipinos who need them. Upon preparing requirements, passportRead More