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Angat Buhay Hope Cards, Bili Na!

Ipadama ang pakikiisa, #IpasaAngPagasa gamit ang ating ✨ Angat Buhay Hope Cards ✨ We have partnered with Robert Alejandro to create hope cards that you can share to family and friends, perfect for all seasons!  For every purchase, Iskaparate will donate 100% of its sales to Angat Buhay for our partner communities and advocacies.  Sulit na sulit ang bawat set na mayroong 12 hope cards at 4 na design, sa halagang 899Php! Available na ito sa: 🛒 Iskaparate ( 🛒 Museo ng Pag-asa Gift Shop  Magkakaroon din tayo ng single hope cards sa halagang 80Php, abangan lang ang ibang detalye sa ating page.  I-add to cart na, at i-share mo na rin sa mga kakilala! 😊

Get P20 OFF on any Shell Select/Shop items with every P1000 worth of Shell Quality fuels

Get P20 OFF any Shell Select/Shop item with every P1000 worth of Shell Quality fuels. Promo runs from February 15 to March 31, 2011. Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 1036. Series of 2011. Valid only at participating Shell Stations in Luzon. Every Php 1,000 single or accumulated purchase of Shell Quality fuels entitles you to Php 20.00 worth of item/s at Shell Select/Shop. Fuels include Shell V-Power, Shell V-Power Diesel, Super Premium, Super Unleaded, Diesoline Ultra, Regular and Kerosene. Offer can be redeemed by presenting single or accumulated receipts at any of the participating stations. Change will not be given for transactions less than the redeemable amount. Offer can be combined with cash or credit when purchasing at the participating Shell Select/Shop. Lost or damaged receipts will not be replaced.  Redemption period shall be up to sixty (60) days from the end of the promo period. Accumulated receipts to reach Php 1,000 minimum may be a combination of cash and card p

34th Gawad Urian (2011) Nominees

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 34th Gawad Urian (2011 Awards): BEST PICTURE Amigo (Anarchists' Convention Films) Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (Creative Programs, Inc., Panumduman Pictures) Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Yelo (Cinemalaya Foundation, Sampaybakod Productions) Chassis (Happy Gilmore Productions, Cinemanila Foundation) Halaw (Cinemalaya Foundation, Los PeliculasLinterna Studio) Limbunan (Cinemalaya Foundation, Bidadali House Productions) Noy (Cinemedia Films, Inc., VIP Access Media Productions, Star Cinema, ABS-CBN Film Productions) Sheika (Cinemalaya Foundation, Skyweaver Production-Hydeout Entertainment, Alchemy of Vision and Light TV and Film Productions) Tsardyer (Creative Programs, Inc., Lasponggols Collective) BEST DIRECTOR Adolf Alix Jr. (Chassis) Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez (Tsardyer) Sheron Dayoc (Halaw) Mes de Guzman (Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bato) Mes De Guzman (Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Yelo) Khavn de la Cruz (Maynila sa Mga Pangil ng Dilim) Robin Fardig and S

'Biebermania' spreads to Belgium

ANTWERP – Fame has its "ups and downs," even for Canadian teenaged singing sensation Justin Bieber who is enjoying a lot of "ups" these days on his European tour that has now spread "Biebermania" to Belgium. View full post on Entertainment

Statement of President Aquino on the execution of the three Filipinos in China, March 30,2011

Today, Ramon Credo, Sally Ordinario, and Elizabeth Batain were executed in China after being convicted of drug trafficking. As fellow Filipinos, we offer our deepest sympathies to the families that they have left behind. Consistent with the laws and values of our country, we pleaded with the Chinese government to commute their death sentences to life imprisonment. Unfortunately, the Chinesegovernment did not agree, and we must respect their legal processes. I ask the public not to allow this situation to affect our historic friendship with the Chinese people. The Department of Social Welfare and Development has been providing grief counseling to the families of Mr. Credo, Ms. Ordinario and Ms. Batain. They will also be provided assistance for their education and livelihood. The three of them were convicted for drug trafficking, but perhaps, they can also be considered victims—victims of unscrupulous recruiters and drug traffickers, and victims of a society that could not provide for th

Commission on Human Rights condemns March 12 episode of Willing Willie

“The Commission on Human Rights strongly condemns the Willing Willie episode aired on March 12, 2011 wherein a 6-year old boy named Jan-Jan Suan performed a‘macho-dancing routine.’ This is an exploitation of the child’s innocence and demeans his inherent dignity for entertainment’s sake. “The multiple pressures exerted on Jan-Jan by the TV program’s host, audience, and his parents to perform a humiliating act in exchange for ten thousand pesos constitute child abuse as defined in Section 10 of R.A. No. 7610 or ‘Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act. It provides that: “Other Acts of Neglect, Abuse, Cruelty or Exploitation and Other Conditions Prejudicial to the Child’s Development. - “(a) Any person who shall commit any other acts of child abuse, cruelty or exploitation or to be responsible for other conditions prejudicial to the child’s development including those covered by Article 59 of Presidential Decree No. 603, as amended, but not cove

Sally Ordinario,Ramon Credo,and Elizabeth Batain were Executed in China

Sally Ordinario- Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain are confirmed dead after their execution in China. This was confirmed by the Philippine government. "I just want to inform you that our three compatriots have been executed," Binay told ABS-CBN television, citing information from the Philippine foreign affairs ministry.

Smart Internet: Piso Surf

1. Promo will be offered from March 4 until April 30, 2011 and is available to all Smart prepaid subscribers with airtime balance below P11. 2. Smart will bring down price of mobile internet to the following price points: 3. Service Mechanics: a. All subscriberswho attempt to do mobile browsing even with airtime balance below P11 will be allowed until April 30, 2011. b.Pricing will only applicable to Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Friendster and other chargeable sites. c.P1 minimum balance will always be retained. As a result, browsing minutes and deducted airtime will always be 1 minute less or P1 less than the subscribers current airtime balance during the attempted transaction. d.One time bulk deduction will be applied. e.Upon subscription expiration, default charging P10/30 will commence if subscriber still has remaining balance. f.This is not available for Postpaid subscribers. g.DTI Permit # 8259 series of 2010

George Clooney called as witness in Berlusconi sex trial

ROME – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called Hollywood star George Clooney among his defense witnesses when he goes on trial next month accused of sleeping with an under-aged prostitute, court documents said. View full post on Entertainment

Jackie Chan died of heart attack

Hollywood superstar Jackie Chan, 56, allegedly died of heart attack Monday night, March 28, 2011 according to a report from a website. The website claimed that a Los Angeles hospital confirmed Jackie Chan's death after he suffered a heart attack while promoting new movie 'Kung Fu Panda 2'. Below is the official statement from Jackie Chan's camp: "Jackie Chan is alive and well. He did not suffer heart attack and die, as what was reported in many social networking sites and in online news reports. Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie."

The Biggest Looser Pinoy Edition

The biggest television series that will take the Philippines by storm - "The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition." The Biggest Loser has versions in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Asia. It features plus-size contestants who undergo rigorous training and strict diet, testing their physical limits and will power to achieve the ultimate goal---to lose weight. The contestant who loses the highest percentage of weight by the end of the show takes home the cash and prize package. With the Pinoy Edition, expect the internationally successful reality show to be given an exciting Filipino twist.

The Three Musketeers Trailer - The Three Musketeers Movie Trailer - Coming Soon. The hot-headed young D'Artagnan, along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers, must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war. The famous swashbucklers return to cinema screens this year in 3D. Directed by Paul WS Anderson, and starring Juno Temple, Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Christopher Waltz, and Orlando Bloom.

‘Midnight in Paris’ Movie Trailer

Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy that follows a family travelling to the city for business. The party includes a young engaged couple that has their lives transformed throughout the journey. The film celebrates a young man’s great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better. Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson, Nina Arianda, Kurt Fuller, Tom Hiddleston, Mimi Kennedy, Alison Pill and Corey Stoll star. Midnight in Paris is scheduled to open in New York and Los Angeles on May 20, 2011.

'Tiny' radiation in the Philippines detected, but no danger

MANILA, Philippines - Small amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant have been detected in the Philippines, the government said Tuesday, while emphasizing the traces posed no danger to humans. "We have detected the isotopes, but we would like to ask the public not to panic. These are very tiny amounts in the air," Tina Cerbolis, a spokeswoman for the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, told the Agence France-Presse. "Environmental radiation monitoring all over the world, including the Philippines, has detected very tiny amounts of radioactive isotopes which appeared to be coming from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and which pose no human health hazards," the PNRI said in its latest bulletin on the effects of the accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the PNRI said radiation levels at the agency's immediate area was at 93-115 nanoSieverts per hour (nSv/h), which is "normal.

China defends planned executions of 3 Filipinos

BEIJING, China - China on Tuesday defended the planned executions of three Filipinos on drug trafficking charges, as special masses were held in the Philippines for the trio. "In China, our judicial authorities handled the cases independently and we grant equal treatment to foreign drug traffickers," foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told reporters. "The rights and treatment of the individuals involved have been ensured and safeguarded in accordance to law. China has fulfilled its international obligations in the process." Ramon Credo, 42, Sally Villanueva, 32, and Elizabeth Batain, 38, are due to be put to death on Wednesday after Chinese authorities rejected Philippine appeals for clemency. The Philippine government had insisted that the three, who are among 227 Filipinos jailed in China for drug offences, were from poor families and had been duped by international crime syndicates into becoming drug couriers. It had heavily lobbied Chinese authorit

Complete List of Passers - Medical Technologist Licensure Exam (March 2011)


Web site to pay $950,000 for Beatles piracy

LOS ANGELES – The owners of a California Web site that sold Beatles songs for 25 cents each before they went on sale legally through iTunes have agreed to pay the band's EMI Group label $950,000 to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit, court papers showed on Monday. View full post on Entertainment


BRIEFER ON “WILING WILLIE” REGARDING COMPLAINTS OF CHILD ABUSE The Board received numerous complaints about the 12 March 2011 episode of “ Willing Willie” aired over Kapatid Network TV5 where a six-year old boy contestant was shown to be gyrating and impersonating the body movements of a macho dancer. In accordance with the Board’s duty to enforce the Constitutional mandate that the State shall defend the rights of children from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation, and other conditions prejudicial to their development, the Board has referred the matter to the Hearing and Adjudication Committee for appropriate disposition. The Board further emphasizes that whenever children are featured in television programs, producers are mandated to observe legal standards stipulated in R.A. 7610 to avoid “psychological abuse xxx cruelty, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment” and “any act by deeds and words which debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth and dignit

PRESS STATEMENT of DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman on the Case of the Child “Jan-Jan” Shown in Willing Willie

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) condemns the emotional abuse and humiliation bestowed on a six-year-old child contestant, during the March 12, 2011 episode of the Willing Willie show aired on TV 5. The sequence shows the boy gyrating in a distasteful manner with the audience, including the host (Willie Revillame), manifesting no evidence of concern or alarm for the child. This incident is clearly a violation of Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act and a blatant manifestation of child abuse.  The term “child abuse” includes the following acts: “psychological and physical abuse, neglect, cruelty, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment,” and “any act by deeds or words which debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth and dignity of the child as a human being.” Putting pressure on children to do acts such as mimicking adult sexy dances, in exchange for a certain amount of money

GMA 7 Upcoming Shows 2011

Here are GMA-7′s Upcoming Shows this Summer 2011: Captain Barbell Family Feud Man vs. Beast Star Box Sisid Jump Amazing Cooking Kids Munting Heredera Spooky Nights Presents Bampirella Amaya

Willing Willie Scandal: "Jan Jan Macho Dancer Boy" (Video)

Here's the controversial video:   According to DSWD, “This incident is clearly a violation of Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act and a blatant manifestation of child abuse,” Here's the official statement of TV 5 and Willie Revillame with regards to this issue: “Mr. Willie Revillame, the producers of Willing Willie and TV5 sincerely and deeply apologize for the segment of the show featuring 6-year-old Jan-Jan Suan which viewers may have found offensive or in bad taste. We wish to stress that there was never any intention to humiliate or abuse Jan-Jan or any contestant on the show.”

50's Invasion Movie Trailer

This was a project for our American History class, we made a typical trailer for an invasion movie from the 1950s. In the '50s 'invaders' from the movies were often seen as metaphors for the 'invasion' of communism. Featuring Levi Taylor and Natalie Jeffries Made by Reid Echelmeier

Lauren Young nervous over ‘Mula sa Puso’ premiere

Nai-insecure nga ba kay Star Power winner Angeline Quinto ang pop princess na si Sarah Geronimo? At Lauren Young, handa na ba sa unang gabi ng Mula sa Puso? Nagpa-Patrol, Gretchen Fullido. TV Patrol, Marso 26, 2011, Sabado View full post on Entertainment

Major record labels join for Japan relief album

LONDON, United Kingdom (Reuters Life!) - The world's four leading record labels have lent hit tracks to an album released on Friday to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross Society following this month's earthquake and tsumani. View full post on Entertainment

Jury selection starts in Michael Jackson doctor trial

LOS ANGELES – The involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor is expected to last about two months, a judge said on Thursday, as jury selection started in the case focusing on the "Thriller" singer's final hours. View full post on Entertainment

The Road - Official Trailer [HD]

Release Date: 16 October 2009 Genre: Drama Cast: Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker Director: John Hillcoat Writer: Joe Penhall Studio: The Weinstein Company Plot: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing: just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other. Subscribe Now:

Ombudsman's Impeachment: How your Representatives voted?

VOTE TALLY YES (212) NO (46) ABSTAIN (4) Abad, Henedina R. Abaya, Joseph Emilio A. Abayon, Daryl Grace J. Acharon, Pedro Jr. B. Acop, Romeo M. Aggabao, Giorgidi B. Aglipay, Emmeline Y. Agyao, Manuel S. Alcala, Irvin M. Almario, Thelma Z. Almonte, Jorge T. Alvarez, Antonio C. Alvarez, Mercedes K. Amante-Matba, Ma. Angelica M. Amatong, Rommel C. Angara, Juan Edgardo M. Angping, Maria Zenaida B. Antonio, Patricio T. Apacible, Tomas V. Apostol, Sergio F. Arago, Maria Evita R. Arenas, Ma. Rachel J. Arnaiz, George P. Arquiza, Godofredo V. Asilo, Benjamin R. Avance-Fuentes, Daisy Bag-Ao, Kaka J. Bagatsing, Amado S. Balindong, Pangalian M. Banal, Jorge "Bolet" Batocabe, Rodel M. Bautista, Franklin P. Bello, Walden F. Belmonte, Feliciano Jr. Belmonte, Vicente Jr. F. Benitez, Alfredo "Albee" B. Bernos, Maria Jocelyn V. Biazon, Rodolfo G. Binay, Mar-Len Abigail S.* Bonoan-David, Ma. Theresa B. Bravo, Narciso Jr. R. Brawner Baguilat, Teddy Jr. Briones, Nicanor M. Bulut-Begtang,

Bb. Pilipinas Candidate Bianca Paz disqualified over sexy photos

Philippines - After a string of disqualifications for this year's Binibining Pilipinas pageant, another candidate is struck off the list of 40 official candidates vying for the country's most prestigious beauty title. In a statement, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) said candidate Bianca Paz is out of the competition "due to circumstances affecting her which recently came to light." "Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. has today removed another candidate from the 2011 roster due to circumstances affecting her which recently came to light. As with the previous statement, we urge everyone to cease further speculation regarding the matter as respect to the privacy and integrity of all those concerned," BPCI said in a statement Thursday. The 2-time Binibining Pilipinas candidate was reportedly released from the official list because she posed for a sexy calendar in the past. The photo shoot had behind the scenes footage, where the side of

Domain '.xxx' approved for Web porn sites

You've heard of ".com" and ".org." Joining them soon will be their bawdy cousin: ".xxx." On Friday, the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the Internet's naming system, approved the creation of a red-light district online for pornographic websites. It follows a decade-long battle over such a name. The uproar over the idea has brought together unlikely bedfellows. Religious groups argue that giving adult websites their own corner of the Internet legitimizes the content. Pornographers worry it will ghettoize their sites. Although it's meant to be voluntary, they fear governments could try to mandate the domain's use, so that pornographic content is more easily blocked. Diane Duke, executive director of the adult entertainment industry's Free Speech Coalition, said in a statement that ICANN has "disregarded overwhelming outpouring of opposition from the adult enterta

Suggested retail prices for select commodities (Philippines)

An Advisory from the Department of Trade and Industry: Suggested retail prices (SRPs) for selected basic necessities and prime commodities As of March 1, 2011 BASIC NECESSITIES SRP in Php CANNED SARDINES (Regular) in tomato sauce 555 155g Luzon 12.05 VisMin 11.9 Lucky 7 155g Luzon 11.85 VisMin 11.6 Young’s Town 155g 12.5 Paradiso 155g 11.5 Mega Sardines 155g 12 Ligo 155g 12.35 Master (Green & Red) 155g 11.8 Family 155g 11.7 PROCESSED MILK CONDENSED Alaska Sweetened Filled Milk 300ml 48.6 Milkmaid Full Cream Milk 300ml 57.3 EVAPORATED MILK Alaska Filled Milk 370ml 34.75 Alpine Full Cream Milk 370ml 46.5 Angel Filled Milk 410ml 35.9 Birch Tree Filled Milk 410ml 34.15 POWDERED MILK Alaska Filled Milk 150g 43.58 Bear Brand Filled Milk 180g 53 Nido Fortified Full Cream Milk 160g 72 Anchor Full Cream Milk 150g 73.3 Birch Tree Full Cream Milk 150g 50.25 COFFEE – REFILL Blend 45 25g (Supermarkets) 14.6 50g (Supermarkets) 29 Great Taste (Granules) 25g (Supermarkets) 16.75 50g (Supermarket

Public warned against excessive iodize salt intake

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday warned people who insist on "protecting" themselves against nuclear radiation from Japan that an overdose of iodized salt could result in poisoning. It also allayed fears of radiation-tainted food products reaching the Philippines, saying it remains limited to the area near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. In an advisory posted on its website, the WHO said it is dangerous for people to take in large amounts of iodized salt if only to avoid the effects of radiation. "It is dangerous to take large amounts of iodized salt in order to increase the amount of stable iodine in the body. Increasing one's daily intake of iodized salt will cause more harm than good," the WHO said. It stressed that sodium chloride is acutely toxic in large amounts, that even tablespoon quantities of salt repeatedly taken over a short period of time could cause poisoning. Research showed that the recommended

Holy Week 2011 Schedule Philippines

Here is the schedule Holy Week  this 2011: Palm Sunday – April 17, 2011 Holy Wednesday – April 20, 2011 Maundy Thursday – April 21, 2011 Good Friday – April 22, 2011 Black Saturday – April 23, 2011 Easter Sunday – April 24, 2011

List of Passers 2010 Bar exam (September 2010)

A total of 982 examinees passed the 2010 Bar examinations, the Supreme Court announced late Thursday. The SC said a total of 4,847 examinees finished taking the tests in all 8 law subjects. "Originally, 5,038 law graduates have filed their petitions to take the 2010 Bar tests. Of the number, 5,012 petitions were granted," the court said Wednesday. SC Justice Conchita Carpio Morales is the chairperson of the 2010 Committee on the Bar Examinations. Prior to the release of the results, a special En Banc session for the "decoding" of the results were held. " when the Court orders the Bar Confidant to open envelopes containing the names of the examinees in the presence of the Bar Chairman," according to Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Atty. Ma. Cristina Layusa. List of successful 2010 Bar examinees: ABAD to CONSTANTINO 1. ABAD, Charmee R . 2. ABADA, Merlin I . 3. ABARIENTOS, Ma. Theresa M . 4. ABBAS, JR., Yusoph M . 5. ABELLA, Charmia