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Hundreds join Sympathy walk for Fallen 44, despite reversal of permit by QC gov’t

MANILA, Philippines — The sympathy walk for the 44 slain commandos of the Special Action Force division of the Philippine National Police continued yesterday morning, Sunday, despite the Quezon City government’s decision to revoke the permit for the activity. The permit was nullified on grounds of “security reasons.” Nonetheless, scores of police personnel – both …

Rufa Mae Quinto talks about cancer scare, and why she is ‘Booba’ no more

  It has been ten months since comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto – know for her sexy brand of humour and for her “well-endowed” areas – had her breast implants removed. On Friday’s episode of “Aquino & Abunda Tonight” she spoke of what prompted her to make the decision. “Kasi last year, diba, nagka-cyst ako sa …

Jam’s mother says: ‘My son did not deserve to die that way’

MANILA – Maricar Sebastian, mother of popular Filipino “YouTuber” Jam Sebastian,  said  in an interview with ABS-CBN News on Thursday that her son did not deserve to die in such a painful way. Jam, one half of the popular YouTube couple tandem Jamich, was laid to rest at the Manila Memorial in Parañaque City on …

Surviving Z-Day

  WASHINGTON – Cornell University in New York state recently concluded its “large-scale exact stochastic dynamical simulation of a zombie outbreak” and presented its findings on Wednesday, March 4, at a meeting of the American Physical Society in San Antonio, Texas. Among the findings of this study on surviving a zombie apocalypse? If you live …

Hollywood reality TV showcases Fil-Am talents

  HOLLYWOOD – Filipino-American talents are making their mark on the face of Hollywood reality television Fil-Am choreographer Cheryl Burke, for instance, will be busting out her dance moves on a new reality show called “I Can Do That!” The two-time “Dancing with the Stars” pro-champion and ten-year veteran has left the popular reality show …

Drunk drivers, beware; breath analyzer tests start next week

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced that effective March 12, breath analyzer tests will be required of motorists who are thought to under the influence of alcohol. LTO official, Jason Salvador, said that the measure is aimed at curbing the incidents of drunk driving in the country; especially in National Capital …

Ellen Adarna: ‘I don’t feel sexy at all’

  MANILA – Envied and admired for her bombshell body and sultry looks, actress-model Ellen Adarna says she “doesn’t feel sexy at all,” especially after her separation from live-in partner of two years, businessman Raoul Olbes. “Since the break-up, I gained a lot of weight kasi inom lang ako nang inom, alis ako every night, …

ABS-CBN appoints new CEO, takes over 5 subsidiaries

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN Corp. announced on Friday that it will be taking over five wholly owned subsidiaries. “The purpose of the merger of the wholly owned subsidiaries is to clean-up the corporate structure of ABS-CBN Corporation,” the network giant told the Philippine Stock Exchange. The company’s board of directors okayed the merger of ABS-CBN …

Belmonte defends target to BBL passage

MANILA – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte spoke up in defense of the target set by Congress to work towards enacting the Bangsamoro Basic Law by June 30, 2015. “We have to put a target. We cannot have a floating target. That’s the most generous target we can think of at this point. When it was …

Gov’t to fresh grads: look to a career in civil service

MANILA, Philippines – The government has given graduating students its two-cents on the job hunt: take the civil service exam on May 3, and opt for a career in government service. According to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), passing the Career Service Examination-Paper-and-Pencil Test qualifies an applicant for sub-professional and professional levels of career service, …

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