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Palawan is world’s top island; Boracay 12th

By Cherry Salazar/ – Palawan has been judged No.1 and Boracay No.12 among the Top 30 Islands in the World, based on a survey by international travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. In an article posted on the magazine’s website yesterday, Palawan obtained 88.750 points while Boracay garnered 82.683 points. Read more »

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15-year-old Pinay wins ‘X Factor Australia’

via – It’s Rose Fostanes all over again! Fifteen-year-old Marlisa Punzalan on Monday capped her stellar run on Australia’s edition of “The X Factor” as its grand winner, making her the youngest champion of the talent search across its six seasons since 2005. The victory of Punzalan, whose parents Read more »

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Valerie Weigmann crowned Miss World Philippines 2014

By Chuck Smith/ – Valerie Weigmann was crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 at the SM MOA Arena in Pasay City on Sunday night. The 24-year-old Weigmann, who bested 25 other candidates, was the crowd favorite as she won majority of the special awards given out earlier in the program. She Read more »

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9TV is CNN Philippines

via – Radio Philippines Network channel 9 (RPN9) has acquired international cable news channel CNN’s brand. With the partnership, the 9TV network, formerly Solar News, will soon be rebranded into “CNN Philippines.” This comes just months after Solar News was reformatted to 9TV. Solar TV network Inc. and BusinessMirror Read more »

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Philippines joins historic call against death penalty

By Paterno Esmaquel II/ – While the Philippine Senate revived the debate on capital punishment, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario signed a historic declaration on Friday, October 10, against the death penalty. In their joint declaration, the Philippines and 11 other countries said: “We respect the views of Read more »


First English-Filipino-Cebuano storybook app now in Apple app stores

via US – Apple has approved the first-ever English-Filipino-Cebuano storybook app to be sold in its app stores worldwide, starting October 11. MyStorya v2, produced by Silicon Valley-based EggCrate Ideas, is the first and only storybook app of its kind in the world, having both written text and audio Read more »