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Public has exhaustively scrutinized our SALNs, says Sereno

Breaking News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:19
          MANILA, Philippines---Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday maintained that they are observing transparency amid criticisms that they are hiding their Statement of Assets Liabilities and Networth (SALN). The Supreme Court has rejected request from the Bureau of Internal Revenue to be given access to the SALN of the high court magistrates, Court of Appeals and Court of Tax Appeals' justices. Sereno said denial of the request should not be misconstrued as lack of transparency in the Judiciary. She said the request appears to be like a "fishing expedition" on the part of the BIR. The high court's chief asked why the ...

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Retiring Navy Captain in slay of rookie cop detained at Naval base

Breaking News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:12
MANILA, Philippines---A retiring captain of the Philippine Navy who was charged with murder after his alleged involvement in the killing of a rookie police officer in 1997 has been detained at Fort San Felipe, Cavite City after his arrest in June, a Navy official said. Colonel Edgar Arevalo, Philippine Navy spokesman, said Captain Vicente Marcelo Lampas is in custody and awaiting his trial in September at Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 18. Lampas has been charged with murder after he was accused of killing Domingo Piopongco Jr., a graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy, in November 1997 outside a bar in Aparri, Cagayan. Arevalo said that members of the Philippine...

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Filipina one of Harvard Business School’s outstanding alumni

Breaking News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:11
MANILA, Philippines---A Filipina entrepreneur on Tuesday received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor the school bestows, for her personal and professional accomplishments.   Sheila Lirio Marcelo, who was raised in Manila, is the founder and chief executive officer of, a website that specializes in finding care providers. She graduated magna cum laude for her economics degree from Mount Holyoke College and earned her master of business and juris doctor degrees in Harvard in 1998 and 1999, respectively.   She also shared the origin of, stating that the idea stemmed from her response to a family emergency when ...

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Police file parricide complaint vs Enzo Pastor’s wife

Breaking News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:03
        MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday filed a parricide complaint against the wife of racing champion Enzo Pastor over her alleged participation in the killing of her husband. Aside from Dalia Pastor, businessman Domingo "Sandy" De Guzman III and Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel of the Pasay Police are facing murder charges for allegedly plotting to kill Pastor. De Guzman also underwent a separate inquest proceeding before the Department of Justice for illegal possession of firearms which has been submitted for resolution. De Guzman and Angel appeared before State Prosecutor Susan Villanueva while Dalia Pa...

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Ayala Corp. lands on Forbes’ ‘Fabulous 50’ of Asia Pacific for 2nd time

Breaking News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:52
MANILA, Philippines---Storied Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corp., which is celebrating its 180th year of operations this year, has landed anew on Forbes Magazine's "Fabulous 50" roster of best big public companies in Asia-Pacific.   This year's honor roll of the Asia-Pacific's biggest publicly traded enterprises is dominated by companies from China, India and South Korea. Ayala is the only company from the Philippines that landed on this year's roster.   Forbes Magazine noted in its latest issue that Ayala, a two-time "Fab50" had its "hands in everything from real estate to telecoms." The magazine noted that Ayala has started building a coal-fired power plant i...

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Gov’t officials on ice bucket challenge: Cold blooded vs cold shoulder

Breaking News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:40
        MANILA, Philippines--- So who accepted the viral ice bucket challenge and who got the cold feet?   Lawmakers and government officials got on the bandwagon and have accepted the ice bucket challenge, a social media drive that aims to raise awareness on the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative nerve ailment also known as the Lou Gehrig's disease.   Two powerful members of the Aquino cabinet agreed to do the ice bucket challenge.   Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares had themselves doused with freezing water.   Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas...

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Modern Traditions

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:38

“BUWAN NG WIKA” celebrates the language that is inextricably linked to a culture. There is one national language, but although Filipinos speak varied languages and dialects in different areas, many would consider the mestiza dress the most formal of Filipiniana attire for women.

Designer Lyndon Adolfo creates varied translations of the modern mestiza, all featuring the distinctive butterfly sleeves, modest silhouette and elaborate details this dress is known for.

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Ramp Buzz: Healthy skin with naturally derived ingredients

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:36

HEALTHY skin can be tough to maintain in an urban setting with dust and pollution, not to mention the natural factors of sun exposure and aging. Instead of trying to counter these with skin care products full of synthetic chemicals, doesn’t it make more sense to go with products made from ingredients produced by nature?

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The Beauty Enthusiast: Makeup at the MTV Video Music Awards

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:35

AWARDS shows are always well-attended by celebrities, and I always find it interesting to see how the stars do their hair and makeup. I noticed for this year’s Video Music Awards, most wore a lot of liner and mascara, while some wore next to nothing on their eyes. Here are some of the looks that I found to be the most flattering, and how you can try them at home.

Nina Dobrev

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Low TV ratings threaten reality show?

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:33

Two more days and the so-called “ber” months or the months with names ending with the suffix “ber” will officially start This is the time of the year when the days are believed to fly faster than those of the other months of the year. Perhaps it’s because the daytime seems to be shorter than nighttime, thus the days seem to end immediately.

Sept. 1 also marks the start of the longest Christmas celebration, which happens only in the Philippines. Radio stations start playing Christmas songs as early as the first day of September.

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Teacher shot dead, another seriously wounded in separate attacks in Lanao Norte

Breaking News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:33
KOLAMBUGAN, Lanao del Norte, Philippines - A public school principal was killed while a teacher was critically injured in separate attacks in the province, the police said Thursday. Senior Supt. Madid Paitao, Lanao del Norte police director, said the first attack took place around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, during which, 51-year Benny Akuram 51, the principal of Karomatan Elementary School in Kolambugan town, died. He said Akuram was on his way to the school when an unidentified assailant shot him from behind with a .45 pistol. "He was hit on the head and he died instantly," Paitao said. He said around 5:30 p.m. the same day, Joel Inoc, a school teacher of Bansarbel National...

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Truly Yours

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:32

A PIECE of jewelry is not just a piece of metal. Not when it is gifted, passed on, or crafted especially for you. This is where Ruzé, a local line of bespoke jewelry, steps in. Proving that every piece of jewelry must count and must be well-made, Ruzé Collections is a source of metal aret gift ideas and tokens.

Message in a Piece of Metal

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New evidence in fertilizer scam to ‘shock world’—Ombudsman

Breaking News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:31
MANILA, Philippines---The anti-corruption agency has found new strong and "shocking" evidence against former Agriculture Secretary Luis "Cito" Lorenzo and Undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-joc" Bolante on the alleged fertilizer fund scam, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said on Thursday. Morales said she believes the Sandiganbayan still found irregularities in the fertilizer funds and clarified that the court has not yet dismissed the case. "The Sandiganbayan is aware that there is fraud and irregularity... It did not dismiss the case but wants the Ombudsman to submit more evidence. And they are ready to do that," Morales said during their budget hearing in the House of Representat...

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Weekend grind

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:31

Jadis Quijada

The Philippines is a land of many beautiful things, including, many beautiful long weekends. It is time you spend yours wisely.

Grocery Shopping Gusto

How about enjoying the process of getting your week’s supply of necessities? Grocery shopping may not strike to you as exciting but when you love to plan your household meals and enjoy making a good snack from scratch; then browsing through well-stocked shelves must be pure joy!

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Enjoy up to 50% off at Shopwise's 3-day sale

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:29

Get ready for the ultimate shopping experience as Shopwise, pioneer of the hypermarket concept, brings you their three-day Sale from Aug. 29 to 31. Buy one-take-one deals, smart buys and up to 50 percent off on thousands of items await all shoppers.

Every wide aisle of the hypermarket features a complete selection of merchandise under one roof and for the 3-day sale, great deals await shoppers fresh meat, seafood and produce, grocery and fashion items as well as on premium health, beauty and cleaning products, home accessories, electronics and appliances, and the latest gadget and gizmos.

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Bigby’s moves to a new location at The Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:28

Bigby’s Café and Restaurant relocates its Ayala Center Cebu outlet to The Terraces and brings back classic favorite dishes that it has always been known for.

Full circle

The opening of the new outlet was held on Aug. 18, 2014, exactly 14 years when the original Ayala outlet was opened in the year 2000.

Bigby’s first opened in Cagayan de Oro and now has branches in Davao, General Santos and Cebu.

Henrik Yu, marketing manager, said they are looking at opening two new branches next year.

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BTELA, English school for Japanese, opens

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:26

BTELA (Building Tomorrow English Language Academy) is a newly launched school exclusive for Japanese citizens who want to learn the English language.

BTELA held its launching on August 2, 2014 at the San Remigio Suites in Panagda-it, Mabolo, Cebu City.

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Kyani products launched in Cebu

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:25

Kyani believes that everyone should experience more health, more wealth, and more life.

Kyani is a brand of nutritional supplements based on Alaskan ingredients being distributed through direct sales. The Kyani system contains omega-3 fatty acids, wild Alaskan blueberries and tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E. The company is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho and was founded in 2005.

With their products being a hit worldwide, the craze has finally reached the country.

It was launched in Manila last May 31 was brought to Cebu last Aug. 2.

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Eternity Vows Bridal Fair at Sarrosa Hotel

Cebu Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:24

Sarrosa Hotel and Residences will hold its first ever Bridal Fair dubbed as Eternity Vows from Aug.29 to 31, 2014. The fair will showcase new celebration concepts and ideas from wedding suppliers and exhibitors. It will also reintroduce the hotel as a good venue for weddings and other special occasions.

A ribbon cutting and opening ceremony will be held on the first day followed by a fun-filled Speed Dating soirée in the afternoon which is open to all ladies and gentlemen wishing to try their luck on love.

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Enzo Pastor’s parents thank PNP, Roxas for solving case

Breaking News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:24
          MANILA, Philippines---Parents of slain car racer Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor personally thanked the Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II for solving their son's murder in just two months.   This after the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) arrested in a week custom car businessman Domingo "Sandy" De Guzman III and his hired gunman Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel who were tagged as suspects in Pastor's killing.   "I am here to thank Secretary Roxas and General (Felipe) Rojas and the Task Force Enzo Pastor. We're very much thankful for the developments that for such a short ti...

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