Agot draws flak, support after calling Duterte a ‘psychopath’

Agot draws flak, support after calling Duterte a ‘psychopath’

Actress Agot Isidro drew mixed reactions from netizens after she criticized President Rodrigo Duterte for his latest tirades against the European Union and the United States. Last Thursday, Duterte said he would rather die of hunger than accept aid from superpowers that wish to meddle in his war against illegal drugs. Duterte said Philippines “will […]

13.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
New language with many meanings marks Duterte’s 1st 100 days in office

New language with many meanings marks Duterte’s 1st 100 days in office

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s first 100 days in office may have been highlighted by an important breakthrough in the peace process with leftist rebels, but the period also saw a lot of changes in terms of “new laguage” with many meanings. “One hundred days passed very fast, lots of changes, new policies, […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple, Google and Coca-Cola have been deemed the top three most valuable brands in the latest edition of the Best Global Brands report. Prepared by global brand agency Interbrand, the 17th edition of the report looks at financial performance, influence and brand strength to compile the ranking. For the fourth year in a row, Apple […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
L.A. County Registrar of Voters kicks off large scale media campaign to get out the vote

L.A. County Registrar of Voters kicks off large scale media campaign to get out the vote

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan is proud to announce a large-scale, multilingual media campaign with leading media outlets in Los Angeles County encouraging voters to “Make Your Mark.” The RR/CC will partner with: CBS Radio, Entravision, Facebook, iHeart Media, LA 18, Pandora, Power 106, Univision Radio, Super Estrella, Que […]

02.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Shazam, the smartphone app that can identify full songs and tracks from short clips, is at the center of a new game show ordered by US network Fox. Just like the app itself, TV show “Beat Shazam” has contestants trying to identify the name and artist or group credited for an untitled track. The episode’s […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Multimedia, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

The August 3 meeting between Manchester United and Everton, a testimonial for United forward and captain Wayne Rooney, will be broadcast live via Facebook. The occasion marks the first time that a match between two Premier League soccer teams has been livestreamed on the social media platform. Both facebook.com/manchesterunited andfacebook.com/waynerooney will carry the game, which kicks off at […]

Leni got Cabinet post on same day Jesse was appointed 6 years ago

Leni got Cabinet post on same day Jesse was appointed 6 years ago

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Leni Robredo has noticed a “creepy” coincidence: She and her late husband Jesse Robredo got appointed to a Cabinet post exactly on the same day—July 7. Robredo on Saturday pointed this out on Facebook, sharing her post from July 9 last year when she remembered the day Jesse broke the […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mabuhay) -– Beginning July 1 through November 30, 2016, the Philippine Department of Tourism-Los Angeles and Majestic Vacations are holding an exciting online promotional campaign: “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest. These travel and tourism industry partners are teaming up with Philippine Airlines to get Facebook users and travelers to the Philippines […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Contests, Destinations, Happenings, Offers, Online, Photos, Promotions ·
Marvin Agustin turns alma mater into entrepreneur school

Marvin Agustin turns alma mater into entrepreneur school

Marvin Agustin has added another feather to his cap after he opened a school to teach the youth about entrepreneurship. Agustin established a school that will cater to incoming Grade 11 students who wish to study culinary entrepreneurship, business and entrepreneurship in the future. In a lengthy Facebook post, Agustin recalled his days as a […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Meet the fan who captured Jovit Baldivino’s heart

Meet the fan who captured Jovit Baldivino’s heart

A fan whose only wish was to score a selfie with her idol is now dating the man of her dreams. On Facebook, superfan Shara Chavez shared her and singer Jovit Baldivino’s love story. She said it all began when she first heard him sing on the first season of “Pilipinas Got Talent.” “Way back […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Leni’s social media basher apologizes for ‘vicious’ comment

Leni’s social media basher apologizes for ‘vicious’ comment

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The 16-year-old social media basher of Vice Presidential candidate and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo apologized for her post against the lawmaker. In a social media post, the student basher said she wished Robredo had died in a plane crash so she can join her late husband, former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy’s sis Kris Aquino joins Mar in Samar campaign

PNoy’s sis Kris Aquino joins Mar in Samar campaign

CALBAYOG CITY, Apr 18 (Mabuhay) — The President’s sister and television host-actress Kris Aquino on Monday joined for the first time administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II as he took his campaign to Eastern Samar. In Roxas’ official Facebook account, a photo showed the Liberal Party presidential candidate and Kris shaking hands with supporters […]

18.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

By Abner Galino A campaign to attract North American tourists, dubbed as “Best of Taste Taiwan,” was recently launched in Los Angeles by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The campaign, which emphasizes Taiwan’s “heart of Asia” geographical location, strives to convince people why the country is a “perfect destination for both long-haul and stopover visits.” At the center […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Online, Promotions ·

FBI hacks attacker’s iPhone, drops Apple suit

By Jocelyne Zablit Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, officials said Monday, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley. Apple, backed by a broad coalition of technology giants like Google and Facebook, was fiercely […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
PHL puts Marcos jewel images online to teach about graft

PHL puts Marcos jewel images online to teach about graft

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine authorities are staging an online exhibition of jewelry owned by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family to try to educate a new generation about the corruption of that era. The postings on Facebook and Twitter by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) come as the family tries to extend its […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Facebook apologizes for Safety Check glitch after Pakistan blast

San Francisco, United States | AFP |   – Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan. Facebook users from Honolulu to Brussels and Cairo to Hong Kong were baffled by the notification, a feature that lets users signal to friends that […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
AARP seeks nomination for Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards

AARP seeks nomination for Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C – AARP is pleased to announce its new Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards to acknowledge hard-working staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations. The call for nominations is open now until March 31, 2016 at AARP’s AAPI Community Facebook page. “We encourage everyone to nominate the passionate and committed individuals in […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
File formal complaints vs. campaign violators: Comelec chief

File formal complaints vs. campaign violators: Comelec chief

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) – While using social media as an instrument to gather reports of campaign violations, the Commission on Elections said complainants should file formal complaints if they have sufficient evidence against any candidate. According to Comelec chair Andres Bautista, the poll body does monitor social media complaints—particularly those addressed to the Comelec’s […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Irma Adlawan, teen son fight off armed burglar

Irma Adlawan, teen son fight off armed burglar

Irma Adlawan and her teen son survived a home invasion, sustaining gashes and bruises, the actress’ daughter Mara Marasigan shared on Facebook Friday afternoon. According to Marasigan, a knife-wielding burglar entered their family home in Cavite around 11 p.m. Thursday night. Her brother Ben and mother, however, were able to subdue the burglar, who was […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

 (Relaxnews) − In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as Facebook. Wanting to look at how sleep duration could affect internet use, rather than how internet use affects sleep, the […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
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