Q&A: John Legend on race, Common, Sam Smith, 'Blurred Lines'

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 01:12 p.m.

AUSTIN, Texas -- John Legend says he's concerned that the "Blurred Lines" verdict could set a scary precedent for artists creating music inspired by others.

Web Rangers launched to help Pinoy teens promote Internet safety

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 05:03 p.m.

MANILA -- The Internet is an excellent medium to connect with people, but it also comes with risks for abuse. A lot of teens spend hours online, which exposes them to threats, mean messages, nasty rumors, and other forms of cyberbullying.

Tupperware Brands celebrates 22 years of touching and transforming lives

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:37 p.m.

THROUGHOUT the years, Tupperware Brands has been fulfilling its mission to improve lives as every Filipino family’s partner in the kitchen, in daily beauty routine and even bonding time during summer picnics. This February, our local leader Tupperware Brands Philippines, Inc. celebrates its 22 years as a household name in the country and a symbol of empowerment for people who seek confidence.

Pioneering on new shores

It’s Academy Awards season - Great artists with great technology are creating great movies

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:31 p.m.

THE role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year’s Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics (CG) industry. From Best Picturesand VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year’s most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).

Waning funds may end Las Piñas bamboo organ fest

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 06:13 p.m.

MANILA — A nearly 200-year-old Philippine bamboo pipe organ, said to be the oldest and most complete in the world, has survived time, storms and wars.

65th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards begins accepting entries

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 08:49 p.m.

THE Carlos Palanca Foundation Inc. (CPF) is now accepting entries to the 65th season of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards).

UST, Hercor College are Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge 6 national champs

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 04:33 p.m.

THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) won the Umami Bowl Award (for the second year) and the Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao Showdown for My Own Umami Creation during the recently concluded Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) 2015.

Czech Republic awards Pinoy students for Lidice Art Exhibition

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 04:32 p.m.

CZECH Ambassador Jaroslav Olša Jr. awarded last January 30 the three Filipino students who participated in the 2014 International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice).

The three students -- Justine Mae Sy, Jasmine Kate Tan (both from St. Stephen’s High School) and Maria Angelica Tejada (Padre Burgos Elementary school) -- were chosen by the exhibitions committee in Lidice for the awards of appreciation, which they received together with gift certificates from The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila.

Google helps OFWs connect with families this Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

MANILA -- In this season of love and giving, nothing should stand in the way of keeping families together, no matter the distance.

Today, December 15, Google Philippines launched a campaign that will help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families sustain and enrich their relationships despite physical and through digital barriers.

Manila flower center: Open a box filled with love with just a click away

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 01:06 a.m.

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A flowery treat: Dangwa flower delivery

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 01:01 a.m.

IT'S that time of the year when people are canvassing and looking for places to shop just to make their loved ones feel they really appreciate them. Nothing is more gratifying than pleasing your loved ones. So if you're going to do it anyway, you might as well do it right. Technology has provided countless resources for us to find that joy-in-a-box. Cue: The internet.

‘A bouquet for every Juan’

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:54 a.m.

"I'd rather have flowers on my table than diamonds on my neck." -- Emma Goldman

Receiving a bouquet of flowers from your one true love is probably one of the best feelings ever. It is unquestionably the most romantic, sweet and one of the best gestures that your partner has ever done to you. But every individual has their personal differences. Some would prefer to receive a bouquet of flowers on any special occasion and others would be more excited to receive a box of pizza or any sort of food that will make their tummies happy and will satisfy their cravings.

Life, death and love: Filipino funeral customs and practices

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 06:12 p.m.

FUNERALS are celebration of respect and sanctification in remembrance of the dead. In the Philippines, there are so many traditions and superstitious beliefs frequently observed in funeral services and burials. And that is never new in a country composed of thousands of islands with more than 175 dialects.

Filipinos pay so much respect to their dead that a burial usually lasts for more than three days for the family and friends to say their final goodbyes. They either wear black clothes or white as an expression of grief and sorrow.

Ecuadorian roses

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 06:05 p.m.

ROSES are not just flowers used to express love and communicate a message. Just like any other matter in the world, it has its underlying qualities and stories that make each flower exceptional. And one good example of that is none other than the most loved kind of rose in the world -- the Ecuadorian rose.

The unique climate of Ecuadorian Andes has resulted in one of the finest roses known in the world. Ecuadorian roses are the product of a perfect sunlight, cold nights, volcanic soil, and high altitude that makes Ecuador famous for being the home of the most beautiful roses.

Literary artists relive history, celebrate regionalism

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 05:52 p.m.

RENOWNED Filipino literary artists accentuate the importance of writing with a purpose. Beyond winning competitions, writers should have a remarkable goal in mind as they create their masterpieces.

Celebrates 25 successful years of French Baking in the Philippines

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:12 p.m.

THE French Baker, the original French bakery-cafe that first opened in SM City North Edsa 25 years ago; together with Insight Vacations, Rajah Travel Corporation and Etihad Airways, today launched “Visit Paris in Summer 2015”, a raffle promo where one lucky winner will get the chance to visit and experience Paris, France next year.

This much-anticipated promo marks French Baker’s 25 years of bringing European-style breads in the mass market, and the company’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to the customers who have embraced and supported the patisserie over the years.

Emerson Network Power receives Frost & Sullivan Leadership Award in Asia Pacific

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:43 p.m.

EMERSON Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced that it has been awarded the 2014 Asia Pacific Data Center Integrated Power Infrastructure Growth Excellence Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan. The award was presented to Emerson at the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practice Awards ceremony in Singapore held recently on October 16th.

Gamers rally as GameStart Asia kicks off with a bang, draws in the crowds

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

GameStart2014, the inaugural chapter of Southeast Asia’s premier game show GameStart Asia, saw throngs of enthusiastic gamers heading to Suntec Convention Centre over the past weekend. Over 12,000 visitors from Singapore and countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, America, Japan and Philippines entered the doors of Hall 403 on October 25 and 26, to be a part of gaming history in what proved to be two days of adrenaline-fueled non-stop action.

GoldLife awarded top performer at ‘Rush to 40’ Hawaiian party

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:47 p.m.

EVERYONE deserves a chance to have a healthy and rewarding life. This is all about GoldLife—a fast growing Filipino-owned company that distributes healthy and supplement products in the country.

During their recent “Rush to 40” Hawaiian party, the 28 GoldLife members that arrives from Bali Indonesia receives a plaque of recognition for their excellent work allowing them to qualify at GoldLife’s first 40-pairs incentive trip promo.

PAASCU partners with Autodesk for ICT and Engineering Education

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

THE Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), through its Commission on Engineering, Computer Science and Technology Education (CECSTE), announced today that it has partnered withAutodesk, a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, to advance the learning environment in Philippines Higher Education institutions offering ICT and engineering education through the integration and use of Autodesk design software.

PAASCU is the oldest accrediting agency in the Philippines.

A day to remember: The Filipino way of observing All Soul's Day

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 09:05 p.m.

FILIPINO families' strong ties and relationship are among the reasons many people are visiting their departed loved ones on All Soul's Day.

Also known as "Undas", All Soul's Day in a Catholic tradition is a time to remember and pray for the soul of their dead family member. It is officially celebrated on November 2. But even before November starts, many Filipino families are already preparing for the day. Some are starting to repaint or polish the tombstone of their dead and trim the all grown grass on the grave as well.

Halloween kid's party and gift ideas

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 08:55 p.m.

HALLOWEEN in the Philippines is not as famous as the observance of All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day where people flock to the cemetery and traffic go crazy. Celebrating Halloween in the country is just new and is slowly becoming popular, as people are getting more influenced by the American culture.

Top 7 flower choices for All Soul's Day

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 08:43 p.m.

ALL Soul's Day is observed in the country on the 2nd day of November yearly. It is one of those holidays when traffic is expected to occur. And because most Filipinos are celebrating the feast for the dead, cemeteries have people visiting the graves of their loved ones days before the actual holiday to avoid the heavy traffic.

Preparing for All Soul's Day includes food to eat and tent since most people spend long hours in the cemetery to also reunite with other relatives. Other things often brought to cemeteries are candles and flowers.

Now Playing in the Philippines: NBA 2K15

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 06:23 p.m.

THE time has come for NBA 2K15 in the Philippines, the latest instalment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise.

Coming off the heels of NBA 2K14's 70 Game of the Year Award Nominations, NBA 2K15 promises to be a more exciting and exhilarating basketball simulation experience, with no less than NBA MVP Kevin Durant on the cover.

Outstanding teachers, soldiers, cops honored

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:08 p.m.

THE Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) conferred this year's winners of its Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT), Search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (Tops), and Search for the Country's Outstanding Police Officers in Service (Cops) in an awarding ceremony held on September 5 at the Metrobank Plaza Auditorium.

Senate President Franklin Drilon served as the guest speaker, while distinguished officials from the government, business, academe, and diplomatic communities graced the event.

Ola's successful debut art exhibit, gallery opening

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:19 p.m.

NOW it can be said that Maria Mila “Ola” Mabanta dela Fuente has indeed come of age as an artist. This as her successful birthday celebration cum debut exhibit in here home-based gallery in Guagua town was flocked by patrons, art lovers, artists and friends who were eager to appreciate her work.

Emerson introduces newest members of rack PDU family

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:30 p.m.

EMERSON Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today introduced a new family of rack power distribution units, including the MPH2 managed rack PDU and the RPC2 communications module. Now, available globally, this new generation of the product offers the highest availability and efficiency of managed rack PDUs, integrating rack level power and environmental monitoring information for effective data center management.

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Loans co-presents 2014 Franchise Asia Philippines

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 07:31 p.m.

BPI Family Savings Bank Ka-Negosyo Loans strengthens its campaign for Filipino entrepreneurship as it once again co-presents the Franchise Asia Philippines 2014, Asia’s biggest 4-in-1 franchise event organized by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Overseas-based, homegrown face-off in Mutya 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 09:16 p.m.

AFTER several months of screening from overseas Filipino communities and regional search nationwide, Mutya ng Pilipinas announces the 30 official candidates this year.

International winning streaks in Mutya history

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 09:02 p.m.

BACK-TO-BACK win for the Philippines! Miss Tourism International 2012 Rizzini Alexis Gomez, crowned her successor and fellow Cebuana Angeli Dione Gomez as Miss Tourism International 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last year. Their achievement marked the Philippines the record for the country with the most number of major titles in this pageant.