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Viral ice-bucket challenge takes over senate

MANILA — After the craze it brought in various social media sites, the famous ice bucket challenge takes over the senate after Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara doused himself a bucket of ice at the Senate helipad this Thursday afternoon. Senator Angara, who was nominated by Cebu Rep. Luigi Quisumbing, nominated Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot …

Parents and millennials have vastly different ideas on the cost of schooling

Post-secondary students grossly underestimate the cost of school, not to mention how much support they’ll need from their parents, a new survey shows. The online poll, conducted in July for CIBC, found that 67 per cent of parents were willing to pay for two-thirds of their children’s post-secondary education while, on average, their kids believed …

Strangers, friends make wedding happen for Saskatchewan woman with Stage 4 cancer

EDMONTON—A 28-year-old Saskatchewan woman who is battling terminal stomach cancer has tied the knot with the man of her dreams, thanks to the generosity of strangers. Surrounded by a small group of family, close friends and their five children, Megan Wolfe and Josh Melnyk got married Wednesday afternoon at the posh Union Bank Inn in …

Get ready for sticker shock: USDA says average cost to raise a child up slightly to $245,340

WASHINGTON—A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock. A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she reaches the age of 18, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday. And that doesn’t include …

Students expect big debts but also think they’ll pay it off quickly: polls

TORONTO — Getting a post-secondary degree can be an expensive endeavour, but a recent survey suggests that most students believe they’ll be on track to pay off their student loans within five years of graduating. The poll from CIBC found that about half, or 51 per cent, of post-secondary students said they would need to …

Dads World Buffet celebrates anniversary

MANILA — To celebrate their 37th founding anniversary, Dads World Buffet will offer 50 percent discount on all the buffet packages at all their branches. Instead of paying P688 or P888 for lunch or dinner, respectively, diners will be treated to a wide selection of dishes from all over the world at half the price. …

Police officer vying for “Mister of the Philippines 2014”

MANILA -– An officer of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is among the 11 official candidates vying for the “Misters of the Philippines 2014” search, a police official said on Tuesday. In a statement, Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, chief of PNP-Public Information Office (PIO), said the PNP fully supports Police Officer 2 Mariano Perez …

Stranger Than Fiction: Weird Headlines from Around the Globe

Sometimes, reality really is stranger than fiction. Forget what you know about what’s logical and normal. Sometimes, headlines can seem like a Salvador Dali artwork—beautifully strange (or strangely beautiful) and downright insane. Here are just a few of the weirdest, strangest, most unbelievable news that made it to the headlines this year. The following news …

I Iz Kitty – Hear Mez Meowwwwr (Or, the Cat Internet Phenomenon)

The Internet has recently been a-purr with a new viral sensation of the decidedly feline kind. The world is crazy for cats, it seems! These adorable furry friends have taken cyberspace by storm: from photos to videos, gif’s to ”cat-sies,” netizens cannot seem to get enough of these seemingly purrfect creatures. Feline videos and photos …

Fireproofing Your Life

There’s a Filipino saying that goes: “Mabuti na ang manakawan kaysa masunugan.” Roughly translated, it means “It’s better for a house to be ransacked, than for it to be gutted by fire.” This saying holds true. Thieves can’t wipe out your belongings and turn your lifelong investments into ashes. A fire chooses no status, no …

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