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Pinoy artist lauded for realistic celeb dolls

By Czer Esquejo/ – Filipino artist Noel Cruz is again in the limelight, several years after he first became famous for repainting factory dolls to create life-like collectibles. Cruz drew acclaim for transforming ordinary mass-produced factory dolls into life-like figurines. Recently, he repainted dolls following the release of actress Angelina Read more »

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Pope sets Philippine trip January 15-19

By Paterno Esmaquel II/ – Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015, to meet earthquake and typhoon survivors in the Visayas, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said. In a media briefing on Tuesday, July 29, Tagle said the Vatican will release other details “later Read more »

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9-year-old Lyca Gairanod is first “The Voice Kids” grand champion

By Marinel R. Cruz/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Not only did nine-year-old Lyca Gairanod’s performance of “Basang Basa sa Ulan” with the pop rock band Aegis earned for her a standing ovation during “The Voice Kids” Finale on Sunday night, but also a whopping P1 million in cash prize. The young Read more »

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Philippines joyous as baby Chonalyn’s arrival means population hits 100m

via – Philippine officials welcomed the birth on Sunday of their country’s 100 millionth citizen with a cake, hope and concerns about how their poor nation can help ensure a decent life for its swelling population. A girl named Chonalyn was born shortly after midnight at the government-run Jose Read more »


PHL to welcome 100 millionth Pinoy

via – The Philippines is set to welcome early morning Sunday its 100 millionth citizen. Dr. Juan Antonio Perez III, Commission on Population (Popcom) Executive director, said the country’s population is expected to hit 100 million on July 27 at 12:06 a.m. given the present rate of about three Read more »

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100% Pinoy-made light plane unveiled

By Rainier Allan Ronda/The Philippine Star – It’s a light plane, and it’s proudly made in the Philippines. The Department of Science and Technology displayed a 100 percent Filipino-assembled light sport aircraft (LSA) at the opening Thursday of the four-day National Science and Technology Week, in the DOST’s effort Read more »