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BREAKING NEWS: Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. https://twitter.com
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BREAKING NEWS: Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1096432588925759488 Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall, aides said. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. Trump made the announcement ...Keep on reading: BREAKING NEWS: Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His Border Wall

Rep. Abrams’ aides seek to diversify campaign staffs

Had it not been for voter suppression, two veterans of her campaign believe, Stacey Abrams would now be first African American woman elected state governor in the United States.   While Abrams was being broadcast nationwide in her official Democrat
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Rep. Abrams’ aides seek to diversify campaign staffs

Had it not been for voter suppression, two veterans of her campaign believe, Stacey Abrams would now be first African American woman elected state governor in the United States.   While Abrams was being broadcast nationwide in her official Democratic Party rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address, the two Abrams campaign directors were visiting California, looking for young people of color to help in future election efforts. With their Blue Institute, Ashley Robinson, 29, and Genny Castillo, 32, are hoping to fast-track peers into political careers.   Given how diverse the country has become, communities of color need to not only field their own...Keep on reading: Rep. Abrams’ aides seek to diversify campaign staffs

Firing an employee for being pregnant and unmarried is illegal

Kourtney Liggins worked as an eighth-grade teacher for 5 years at the Transfiguration School, a religious-run school in Los Angeles. Liggins was unmarried and seven months pregnant when her boss told her that her «pregnancy would morally corrupt impress
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Firing an employee for being pregnant and unmarried is illegal

Kourtney Liggins worked as an eighth-grade teacher for 5 years at the Transfiguration School, a religious-run school in Los Angeles. Liggins was unmarried and seven months pregnant when her boss told her that her «pregnancy would morally corrupt impressionable teenagers» at the school. Her boss referred to her unborn child as «it» and said that «it» would not be permitted on the school campus. When Liggins complained to school officials she was told to «pray on it.» The school also barred her boyfriend, the father of her unborn child, from participating in a school meeting, and ultimately banned him from school grounds. When Liggins gave birth, she was ordered to cut her maternity...Keep on reading: Firing an employee for being pregnant and unmarried is illegal

Fil-Am leaders in U.S. northeast gather in annual NY assembly

  NEW YORK -- Leaders of the Filipino-American Filipino-American organizations in the U.S. northeast attended the 5th General Assembly hosted by the consulate at the Philippine Center New York's Kalayaan Hall on Feb. 9. Fil-Am leaders from Mass
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Fil-Am leaders in U.S. northeast gather in annual NY assembly

  NEW YORK -- Leaders of the Filipino-American Filipino-American organizations in the U.S. northeast attended the 5th General Assembly hosted by the consulate at the Philippine Center New York's Kalayaan Hall on Feb. 9. Fil-Am leaders from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York came to the annual event, which gave updates on the consulate's calendar of activities, programs and services for 2019. Consul General Claro S. Cristobal reported on last year's accomplishments and highlighted new projects such as academe networking, women entrepreneur's forum, business and career networking event, workshops on leadership and management fo...Keep on reading: Fil-Am leaders in U.S. northeast gather in annual NY assembly

Fil-Am nabbed for mail theft in Tracy, California

TRACY, California -- Tracy police arrested Joseph Dumlao of Stockton, for mail theft after the 29-year-old Fil-Am allegedly broke into a community mailbox on Choisser Court at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Dumlao was arrested the following morning,
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Fil-Am nabbed for mail theft in Tracy, California

TRACY, California -- Tracy police arrested Joseph Dumlao of Stockton, for mail theft after the 29-year-old Fil-Am allegedly broke into a community mailbox on Choisser Court at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Dumlao was arrested the following morning, when investigators with the San Joaquin County Delta Regional Auto Theft Team informed the Tracy Police Department that a van that Dumlao allegedly used to get away was found in a Stockton shopping center. Dumlao tried to get away but a Tracy Police dog caught him. Dumlao also had warrants for his arrest for robbery from the Stockton Police Department and from the California Highway Patrol for evading a peace officer, possession o...Keep on reading: Fil-Am nabbed for mail theft in Tracy, California

Trump declares national emergency for his border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress
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Trump declares national emergency for his border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall, aides said. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. Trump made the announcement from the Rose Garden, as he claimed illegal immigration was "...Keep on reading: Trump declares national emergency for his border wall

Newly renovated Star Wars-themed PGH Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic brings joy to indigent children with cancer

Sometime in 2016, the doctors at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and the PGH Medical Foundation Inc. saw the need to renovate the Hematology -- Oncology Clinic at the Cancer Institute. While PGH is recognized as the national university's hospital, the f
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Newly renovated Star Wars-themed PGH Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic brings joy to indigent children with cancer

Sometime in 2016, the doctors at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and the PGH Medical Foundation Inc. saw the need to renovate the Hematology -- Oncology Clinic at the Cancer Institute. While PGH is recognized as the national university's hospital, the facilities were far from being conducive for healing. «When I came in 2013, the clinic was in disarray - sira sira 'yung sahig ng clinic (the clinic's floor was dilapidated) at madumi siya (it was dirty),» related Dr. Ana Patricia Alcasabas of the PGH Cancer Institute and the section head of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. "After visiting other hospitals, even here in the Philippines, I saw the need to renovate our out-patient cl...Keep on reading: Newly renovated Star Wars-themed PGH Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic brings joy to indigent children with cancer

Poe continues to dominate Pulse Asia’s senatorial survey

MANILA, Philippines --- Re-electionist Sen. Grace Poe remained the top choice of Filipino voters for the Senate in the coming May elections, results of the latest Pulse Asia survey released Friday revealed. The survey, conducted from January 26 to 31 usin
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Poe continues to dominate Pulse Asia’s senatorial survey

MANILA, Philippines --- Re-electionist Sen. Grace Poe remained the top choice of Filipino voters for the Senate in the coming May elections, results of the latest Pulse Asia survey released Friday revealed. The survey, conducted from January 26 to 31 using face-to-face interview, showed that Poe getting a 74.9 percent voter preference. Administration-backed re-electionist Sen. Cynthia Villar ranked second, with 60.5 percent voter preference. Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano (53.3 percent) and former senator Lito Lapid (53 percent) took the third to sixth spot in the ranking. Senator Nancy Binay had 50.1 percent voting preference and Senator Sonny Angara scored 48.8 percent shared the...Keep on reading: Poe continues to dominate Pulse Asia’s senatorial survey

Maria Ressa’s accuser: ‘I am not being used by Philippine gov’t’

  MANILA, Philippines --- «I am in no way being used by the Philippine Government.»   This was what Wilfredo Keng, the businessman who filed a complaint against Rappler chief executive Maria Ressa, said on Friday amid the uproa
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Maria Ressa’s accuser: ‘I am not being used by Philippine gov’t’

  MANILA, Philippines --- «I am in no way being used by the Philippine Government.»   This was what Wilfredo Keng, the businessman who filed a complaint against Rappler chief executive Maria Ressa, said on Friday amid the uproar on Ressa's arrest over a cyberlibel charge.   Keng also noted that his complaint against Ressa did not tackle «state suppression of policy criticism or of free expression of sentiment.»   Last Wednesday, Ressa was arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in relation to a cyberlibel case.   The case stemmed from Keng's complaint on a 2012 Rappler article, titled "CJ using SUVs of controver...Keep on reading: Maria Ressa’s accuser: ‘I am not being used by Philippine gov’t’

Nickelodeon set to revive ‘All That’

Nickelodeon on Thursday announced that it is set to revive one of its classic shows, «All That.» The television channel will revive the tween sketch comedy-variety show with an all-new cast, Variety reported. Kenan Thompson, who got his star
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Nickelodeon set to revive ‘All That’

Nickelodeon on Thursday announced that it is set to revive one of its classic shows, «All That.» The television channel will revive the tween sketch comedy-variety show with an all-new cast, Variety reported. Kenan Thompson, who got his start in the show and is now part of «Saturday Night Live,» will serve as executive producer. The report also said that Nickelodeon will expect former cast members to make appearances on the revival. «It means everything to me,» Thompson said about the variety show. «We think there's a great opportunity to find the next pool of stars,» Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins said. «We want to bring the show back in a real fun way.» "All Tha...Keep on reading: Nickelodeon set to revive ‘All That’

Gutoc, Alejano assails Duterte for blaming shortage of workers in ‘Build’ projects delay

MANILA, Philippines --- Otso Diretso opposition senatorial candidates Samira Gutoc and Gary Alejano on Friday assailed President Rodrigo Duterte for blaming the alleged shortage of skilled workers for the delay in the roll-out of the «Build, Build, Buil
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Gutoc, Alejano assails Duterte for blaming shortage of workers in ‘Build’ projects delay

MANILA, Philippines --- Otso Diretso opposition senatorial candidates Samira Gutoc and Gary Alejano on Friday assailed President Rodrigo Duterte for blaming the alleged shortage of skilled workers for the delay in the roll-out of the «Build, Build, Build» infrastructure program. In a speech during the initial campaign sortie of his PDP-Laban party in Bulacan Thursday, Duterte said: «Itong Build, Build, Build, medyo atrasado. Walang trabahante (This »Build, Build, Build« program is delayed. No workers).» READ: Shortage of skilled workers hampering 'Build, Build, Build' program -- Duterte But Marawi civic leader Gutoc said the Duterte administration can blame itself for its failur...Keep on reading: Gutoc, Alejano assails Duterte for blaming shortage of workers in ‘Build’ projects delay

Ada Manufacturing Corporation and Yanmar Philippines launched ‘Kita Tayo sa Adamco’

Ada Manufacturing Corporation (ADAMCO) and Yanmar Philippines launched their newest brand campaign to the members of the media entitled «Kita Tayo sa Adamco» with their first brand ambassador, «Idol ng Bayan» Mr. Robin Padilla last Fe
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Ada Manufacturing Corporation and Yanmar Philippines launched ‘Kita Tayo sa Adamco’

Ada Manufacturing Corporation (ADAMCO) and Yanmar Philippines launched their newest brand campaign to the members of the media entitled «Kita Tayo sa Adamco» with their first brand ambassador, «Idol ng Bayan» Mr. Robin Padilla last Feb 9, 2019 at the Manila Hotel. The launch coincides with Adamco's 20th Anniversary of empowering the lives of Filipino Farmers by increasing profitability and productivity in agribusiness through advanced farm mechanication. Seen in the press conference panel (from to right) are : Ada Alethea Alingog-Nanayakkara - President, ADAMCO; Dr. Geronimo Collado - Chairman, Yanmar Philippines Corporation; Roberto P. Alingog - Chairman, ADAMCO; Robin Padilla-A...Keep on reading: Ada Manufacturing Corporation and Yanmar Philippines launched ‘Kita Tayo sa Adamco’

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone --- anyone at all --- like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
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10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone --- anyone at all --- like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in the torturous and troubled lead-up to the 91st Academy Awards. After a litany of public-relations disasters, backtracks and missteps, the latest dust-up surrounds the film academy's plans to remove four categories from the live portion of Feb. 24's broadcast, including cinematography and editing, arguably the two most foundational components of moviemaking. The academy, desperat...Keep on reading: 10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Angara to law enforcers after Ressa arrest: Perform task in humanely

  MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Sonny Angara on Friday said law enforcers should «perform their tasksin humaneways,» following the arrest for cyberlibel of Rappler chief executive and administration critic Maria Ressa. READ:Court orde
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Angara to law enforcers after Ressa arrest: Perform task in humanely

  MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Sonny Angara on Friday said law enforcers should «perform their tasksin humaneways,» following the arrest for cyberlibel of Rappler chief executive and administration critic Maria Ressa. READ:Court orders arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa   The reelectionistsenator said a warrant of arrest should not be served on women when courts are already closed, and should not be made with threats.   "Re MRessa case: our law enforcement officers should evolve to the degree where they can perform their tasks in humane ways, ie not serve warrants on women when courts are closed; not make any threats and be courteous; will go a long way...Keep on reading: Angara to law enforcers after Ressa arrest: Perform task in humanely

With or without Duterte endorsement, Jinggoy vows to continue support for admin

MANILA, Philippines --- With or without President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement, senatorial aspirant Jinggoy Estrada on Friday vowed to continue being supportive of the Duterte administration. «I respect the recent statements made by President Dutert
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With or without Duterte endorsement, Jinggoy vows to continue support for admin

MANILA, Philippines --- With or without President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement, senatorial aspirant Jinggoy Estrada on Friday vowed to continue being supportive of the Duterte administration. «I respect the recent statements made by President Duterte and the decision of the PDP-LBN regarding their preferred senatorial bets,» Estrada said in a statement. «With or without the endorsement of the President, I will continue to be an ally of this administration. My support to this administration is not diminished in any way,» he added. READ: Duterte drops Jinggoy from admin Senate slate The former senator made the remark after Duterte, during the initial campaign sortie of his PDP...Keep on reading: With or without Duterte endorsement, Jinggoy vows to continue support for admin

Sales for Jill Abramson book sluggish during first week

Days of relentless publicity, much of it unwanted, did not lead to many sales for Jill Abramson's «Merchants of Truth.» The former New York Times executor editor's media critique sold just over 2,800 copies through its first week of publication
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Sales for Jill Abramson book sluggish during first week

Days of relentless publicity, much of it unwanted, did not lead to many sales for Jill Abramson's «Merchants of Truth.» The former New York Times executor editor's media critique sold just over 2,800 copies through its first week of publication, according to numbers released Thursday by NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 percent of the print market. The book came out Feb. 5, and throughout the week Abramson addressed allegations of lifting outside material without proper credit, starting with several passages noted in a tweet by Vice News correspondent Michael C. Moynihan. Abramson promised to amend the text in future editions but has been widely criticized for making erro...Keep on reading: Sales for Jill Abramson book sluggish during first week

3 suspected drug pushers held in Lucena

LUCENA CITY -- Police arrested three suspected notorious drug pushers in two separate buy-bust operations here on Thursday, police said. Anti-illegal drugs operatives arrested Mareluz Caesa, 50, and Jeffrey Kennedy Rosales, 26, after they sold «shabu
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3 suspected drug pushers held in Lucena

LUCENA CITY -- Police arrested three suspected notorious drug pushers in two separate buy-bust operations here on Thursday, police said. Anti-illegal drugs operatives arrested Mareluz Caesa, 50, and Jeffrey Kennedy Rosales, 26, after they sold «shabu» (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer acting as a drug user in a transaction in Barangay (village) Mayao Crossing around 6:05 p.m., Supt. Reydante Ariza, Lucena police chief, said in a report. The suspects yielded 18 sachets of shabu weighing a total of 7.7 grams worth P34,650 in the street market at P4,500 per gram. The suspects were tagged as major shabu suppliers in the village. Earlier, authorities also collared Elquez...Keep on reading: 3 suspected drug pushers held in Lucena

PSE OKs PH Resorts’ P18.5B equity sale

  MANILA, Philippines --The Philippine Stock Exchange has approved a follow-on offering worth as much as P11.99 billion planned by PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc. (PHR), a gaming business firm led by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy.   PHR
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PSE OKs PH Resorts’ P18.5B equity sale

  MANILA, Philippines --The Philippine Stock Exchange has approved a follow-on offering worth as much as P11.99 billion planned by PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc. (PHR), a gaming business firm led by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy.   PHR plans to offer 2.054 billion common shares at a price per share between P3.65 and P5.84 each. The base offer consists of 1.786 billion shares but additional 267.94 million shares are earmarked for stabilization-related option.   Based on an offering circular posted by the PSE on Friday, the follow-on offering of PHR would run from March 4 to 8 this year after a price-setting on Feb. 26.   The shares are tentativ...Keep on reading: PSE OKs PH Resorts’ P18.5B equity sale

De Lima to senators linked to PDAF scam: Stop playing the victim card

MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday castigated the plunder-tainted senatorial hopefuls Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla for apparently attempting to revive their public image by playing the victim card.   «Jinggoy
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De Lima to senators linked to PDAF scam: Stop playing the victim card

MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday castigated the plunder-tainted senatorial hopefuls Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla for apparently attempting to revive their public image by playing the victim card.   «Jinggoy Estrada's and Bong Revilla's pitch during the launching of their senatorial campaigns that they were persecuted ('Pinag-initan lang kami') by the Aquino administration is a stark reminder of how discredited politicians attempt to rehabilitate their public image by playing the victim card,» the detained senator said in a dispatch from Camp Crame.   "The public must be forewarned that not all of those who claim to be victims of pe...Keep on reading: De Lima to senators linked to PDAF scam: Stop playing the victim card

Jolo Revilla pens Valentine’s Day message to new GF: ‘Masaya ang puso ko ngayon’

Jolo Revilla revealed that he is now in a relationship via a sweet message to his new lady love, Angelica Alita, in time for Valentine's Day on Thursday. The actor and Cavite vice governor gushed about the former beauty queen making him happy, as seen in h
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Jolo Revilla pens Valentine’s Day message to new GF: ‘Masaya ang puso ko ngayon’

Jolo Revilla revealed that he is now in a relationship via a sweet message to his new lady love, Angelica Alita, in time for Valentine's Day on Thursday. The actor and Cavite vice governor gushed about the former beauty queen making him happy, as seen in his Instagram post where the two are seen having a candid moment. «Totoong masaya ang puso ko ngayon(It's true that my heart is happy) because I have you in my life,» he told her. «You've been caring, loving and supportive to me. I love you and will always will.» https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt17Ikyn5tm/ He also showed how romantic and thoughtful he was by giving Alita a bouquet of pink roses as seen in her own post. https:...Keep on reading: Jolo Revilla pens Valentine’s Day message to new GF: ‘Masaya ang puso ko ngayon’

AFP fact checks Mar Roxas photo

  MANILA, Philippines --- The revived photo of Otso Diretso opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas drinking water from a plate was «not genuine» and «manipulated,» fact-checking by Agence France-Presse (AFP) has revealed. The F
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AFP fact checks Mar Roxas photo

  MANILA, Philippines --- The revived photo of Otso Diretso opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas drinking water from a plate was «not genuine» and «manipulated,» fact-checking by Agence France-Presse (AFP) has revealed. The French news agency said the altered photo of the 2016 presidential candidate recently resurfaced online to «mock» Roxas ahead of the 90-day campaign period for the 2019 midterm elections.   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=940872962674634&set=gm.1698454853700550&type=3&theater&ifg=1   But the original photo, posted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Twitter account in April 2015, showed ...Keep on reading: AFP fact checks Mar Roxas photo

Nasa mourns loss of Opportunity

  WASHINGTON---During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet, but Nasa's Opportunity rover has analyzed its last soil sample.   The robot has been mis
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Nasa mourns loss of Opportunity

  WASHINGTON---During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet, but Nasa's Opportunity rover has analyzed its last soil sample.   The robot has been missing since the US space agency lost contact during a dust storm in June last year and was declared officially dead on Wednesday, ending one of the most fruitful missions in the history of space exploration.   Unable to recharge its batteries, Opportunity left hundreds of messages from Earth unanswered over the months, and Nasa said it made its last attempt at contact on Tuesday evening.   "I declare the Oppo...Keep on reading: Nasa mourns loss of Opportunity

My tricks to create the best eye shadow looks

  One of the most challenging parts of the makeup process is perfecting eye shadow. Because of Instagram and the plethora of YouTube beauty vloggers, there are thousands of tutorials.   Every eye is different and every artist has a differen
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My tricks to create the best eye shadow looks

  One of the most challenging parts of the makeup process is perfecting eye shadow. Because of Instagram and the plethora of YouTube beauty vloggers, there are thousands of tutorials.   Every eye is different and every artist has a different way of combining colors. Smoky, cut crease, halo eye... the list goes on and on.   One should go back to basics. The eye shadow look doesn't have to be very complicated. It doesn't even need to involve a lot of colors. One can rely on one great palette to take you through different moods.   Recently, I discovered Pat McGrath Labs' Mothership Eye Shadow Palette. It contains 10 classic shades anyone can work...Keep on reading: My tricks to create the best eye shadow looks

Tiffany hosts first event of the year

  Mario Katigbak is known for building good relationships, whether with friends or clients. His graciousness and fine taste foster loyalty---where he goes, clients follow.   In his first event for Tiffany & Co. at Rustan's Makati last S
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Tiffany hosts first event of the year

  Mario Katigbak is known for building good relationships, whether with friends or clients. His graciousness and fine taste foster loyalty---where he goes, clients follow.   In his first event for Tiffany & Co. at Rustan's Makati last Saturday, even with little fanfare, friends turned out to support Katigbak as the brand's new country manager---and a good number of them broke out the plastic, we learned. There were also some walk-in clients, couples shopping for engagement rings and wedding bands.   The pre-Valentine event was not the relaunch of Tiffany here---not yet. That will be sometime in June, when it unveils its flagship boutique in Greenbelt...Keep on reading: Tiffany hosts first event of the year

Come in your Gaupo

  This Sunday's «Entwine 2019 Face-Off Bridal Edition» will have a bittersweet side story, as the show, presented by Inquirer Lifestyle and Seda Vertis North, pays tribute to the late Cesar Gaupo.   Gaupo was set to be one of th
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Come in your Gaupo

  This Sunday's «Entwine 2019 Face-Off Bridal Edition» will have a bittersweet side story, as the show, presented by Inquirer Lifestyle and Seda Vertis North, pays tribute to the late Cesar Gaupo.   Gaupo was set to be one of the featured designers of «Entwine,» but he died in his sleep on Jan. 19. The night before, he hosted a birthday party for his closest friends and family. He turned 72 on Jan. 6.   His death left the Philippine fashion industry in shock. (See «Did Cesar Gaupo have premonition of his death?», 01/23/19; «Love kita, Cesar,» 01/27/19)   Instead of the bridalwear he promised Lifestyle editor Thelma San Juan for the show---"Of ...Keep on reading: Come in your Gaupo

Designers go head-to-head in ‘Entwine 2019 Face-Off Bridal Edition’

  The country's biggest names in fashion and up-and-coming designers will go head-to-head on Sunday, Feb. 17, as Seda Vertis North and Inquirer Lifestyle present «Entwine 2019 Face-Off Bridal Edition.»   The first big fashion ev
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Designers go head-to-head in ‘Entwine 2019 Face-Off Bridal Edition’

  The country's biggest names in fashion and up-and-coming designers will go head-to-head on Sunday, Feb. 17, as Seda Vertis North and Inquirer Lifestyle present «Entwine 2019 Face-Off Bridal Edition.»   The first big fashion event for 2019, «Entwine» is the latest edition in Lifestyle's long-running «Face-Off» series, which began in 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.   The concept brings together fashion designers on one stage for a friendly one-upmanship. «Face-Off's» themes and concepts have evolved through the years, such as the «Masters vs Millennials» in interpreting the maria clara, and «Cut Above the Rest» which featured the top fash...Keep on reading: Designers go head-to-head in ‘Entwine 2019 Face-Off Bridal Edition’

Unhappy with Deal, Trump Still Doesn’t Expect a New Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appears to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's bee
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Unhappy with Deal, Trump Still Doesn’t Expect a New Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appears to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican border wall. Trump said Tuesday he would need more time to study the plan, but he also declared that he was not expecting another shutdown this weekend when funding for parts of the government would run out. He also strongly signaled he planned to scrounge up additional dollars for the wall by raiding other federal coffers to deliver on the signature promise of his presidential campaign. "I can't say...Keep on reading: Unhappy with Deal, Trump Still Doesn’t Expect a New Shutdown

Democrats Question Pledges in $26.5b T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Democratic lawmakers are challenging a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through. Although T-Mobile says it won't raise prices for three years, Rep. Frank Pallone, D
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Democrats Question Pledges in $26.5b T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Democratic lawmakers are challenging a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through. Although T-Mobile says it won't raise prices for three years, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he isn't sure that Trump administration regulators are willing to hold T-Mobile to that promise. «How can we be sure that consumers who can least afford to pay more are not harmed by the merger?» Pallone asked at a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday. The deal would combine the nation's third- and fourth-largest wireless companies and create a behemoth roughly th...Keep on reading: Democrats Question Pledges in $26.5b T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

Fil-Am post-grad law students in U.S. northeast huddle in NY

NEW YORK --Filipino lawyers taking up post-graduate studies at select universities in the U.S. northeast gathered recently for a courtesy call on the Philippine consulate here, hosted by Consul General Claro S. Cristobal. The students are currently enrolle
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Fil-Am post-grad law students in U.S. northeast huddle in NY

NEW YORK --Filipino lawyers taking up post-graduate studies at select universities in the U.S. northeast gathered recently for a courtesy call on the Philippine consulate here, hosted by Consul General Claro S. Cristobal. The students are currently enrolled at Columbia University, New York University, Fordham University, Yale University, and Harvard University. One student from the University of Michigan also attended the event. Cristobal noted the steady increase in the numbers of Filipino law students taking master's programs in the East Coast, particularly in New York, and that the Consulate will continue to reach out to Filipino student groups and help them establish networ...Keep on reading: Fil-Am post-grad law students in U.S. northeast huddle in NY

Malasimbo int’l fest ’19 gets new venue, more music heavyweights

The International Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is moving to a new venue to optimize the experience for both festival goers and artists.   After eight years of holding the event at the Malasimbo Amphitheater, the festival will be held in a pr
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Malasimbo int’l fest ’19 gets new venue, more music heavyweights

The International Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is moving to a new venue to optimize the experience for both festival goers and artists.   After eight years of holding the event at the Malasimbo Amphitheater, the festival will be held in a private nature reserve park at the back of White Beach, Puerto Galera on March 1-2, 2019.   The new venue features a wild jungle, a virgin beach and postcard-worthy sunset views.   The larger venue also lends itself to a bigger camp facility, new stages and different terrains for visual artists, musicians and festival goers to roam.   The 9th edition of Malasimbo will bring back the much-awaited...Keep on reading: Malasimbo int’l fest ’19 gets new venue, more music heavyweights

What does it take to be a Miss Universe?

NEW YORK -- «It takes a village to make a beauty queen,» quips Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, Miss Universe 2018.   «Finding a team that will really support you, cater to building you up whether it is a skill in walking and speakin
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What does it take to be a Miss Universe?

NEW YORK -- «It takes a village to make a beauty queen,» quips Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, Miss Universe 2018.   «Finding a team that will really support you, cater to building you up whether it is a skill in walking and speaking, whatever it is that you need. Going to a pageant is not easy, it requires a support team that will lift you up constantly, I am blessed to have them. I can say it plays a very big part in what allows to get the Miss Universe crown.»   Gray credits a big group of professionals with helped her in all aspects of her performance: designers; hairstylists; make-up artists. She thanked Carlos Buendia Jr. and Nicole Cordovez for coaching her...Keep on reading: What does it take to be a Miss Universe?

Man United finances show firing Mourinho cost $25 million

LONDON--- The firing of Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United $25 million. In its latest financial results, published Thursday, United lists 19.6 million pounds ($25 million) in exceptional items relating to the cost of dismissing Mourinho and six members o
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Man United finances show firing Mourinho cost $25 million

LONDON--- The firing of Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United $25 million. In its latest financial results, published Thursday, United lists 19.6 million pounds ($25 million) in exceptional items relating to the cost of dismissing Mourinho and six members of his coaching staff. Mourinho was fired in December after two and a half years with the team sixth in the Premier League. United hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until the end of the season. The former United striker has lifted the team back into fourth place, a Champions League qualification spot. United reported record revenue for the second quarter of the financial year of 208.6 million pounds. The club ...Keep on reading: Man United finances show firing Mourinho cost $25 million

Free mass wedding for 65 couples on Valentine’s Day in La Union

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union --- Sixty-five couples tied the knot in a mass wedding officiated by Mayor Hermenegildo Gualberto at the public plaza here on Thursday. It was considered a dream wedding for couples who could not afford an expensive wedding cere
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Free mass wedding for 65 couples on Valentine’s Day in La Union

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union --- Sixty-five couples tied the knot in a mass wedding officiated by Mayor Hermenegildo Gualberto at the public plaza here on Thursday. It was considered a dream wedding for couples who could not afford an expensive wedding ceremony and reception. The wedding ring, Barong Tagalog, wedding gown and bouquet, photographer, videographer, food, cake, and gifts were paid for by the city government. Gualberto and the city officials were the official wedding sponsors. The city government transformed the plaza into a beautiful wedding venue and reception adorned with fresh flowers, with a colorful water fountain as a backdrop. The women were fully made ...Keep on reading: Free mass wedding for 65 couples on Valentine’s Day in La Union

ONE: Gina Iniong confident she has edge in striking vs Malaysian rising star Jihin Radzuan

She may be facing a fellow wushu champion, but Team Lakay bet Gina Iniong is confident she still has the upper hand against Jihin Radzuan in their ONE women's atomweight bout on Saturday in Bangkok. Expecting a striking battle against the Malaysian rising
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ONE: Gina Iniong confident she has edge in striking vs Malaysian rising star Jihin Radzuan

She may be facing a fellow wushu champion, but Team Lakay bet Gina Iniong is confident she still has the upper hand against Jihin Radzuan in their ONE women's atomweight bout on Saturday in Bangkok. Expecting a striking battle against the Malaysian rising star in ONE: Clash of Legends, Iniong believes she has the edge in that department. «Jihin's weakness is her striking,» said Iniong, a six-time Philippine Wushu Champion. READ:Team Lakay's Gina Iniong determined to get back into ONE title contention «My game plan in our bout is, if we end up striking, we will strike with each other. If we end up on the ground, I will also play on the ground.» Jihin, who is undefeated in f...Keep on reading: ONE: Gina Iniong confident she has edge in striking vs Malaysian rising star Jihin Radzuan

Duterte endorses Senate bid of 5 PDP-Laban bets, 7 guest candidates

  SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday officially announced his 12-man senatorial lineup, composed of five candidates from his party, PDP-Laban, and seven other preferred candidates. «Kapag natalo 'to
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Duterte endorses Senate bid of 5 PDP-Laban bets, 7 guest candidates

  SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday officially announced his 12-man senatorial lineup, composed of five candidates from his party, PDP-Laban, and seven other preferred candidates. «Kapag natalo 'tong mga kandidato ko dito ha, babalikan ko kayo (If my candidates lose here, I'll get back at you),» Duterte said jest in his first appearance at a campaign sortie since the start of the campaign period. Duterte's candidates include PDP-Laban's five-man slate, dubbed «MaBaGoKoTo» --- former police chief Ronald dela Rosa, former presidential aide Bong Go, Maguindanao 2nd District Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu, Sen. Koko Pimentel, and former ...Keep on reading: Duterte endorses Senate bid of 5 PDP-Laban bets, 7 guest candidates