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“Health Tips” From Facebook M.D.

By: Mark Christofer Manalo   I do not spend much time on social media. The utility of sharing personal information and pictures of one’s lunch escape me. But in the few times I checked out Facebook, I was greeted with two blatantly false stories that were passed around as “health news.” And by blatantly false, I mean that in an easily-disproven, just-a-Google-search-away, top-search-results kind of way.   The first one had a ring of truth […]

“Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” means Girl Power

By Jericho Morales Eagle News Service “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” was supposed to be downloadable content for “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” but Naughty Dog appears to have realized that it could be much more than just that. All throughout the game, you play not as Nathan Drake, but as Chloe Frazer, who first appeared as Drake’s love interest in “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,” that is, apart from Elena Fisher. Accompanied by artificial intelligence-controlled Nadine […]

Uber the political candidate

By: Mark Christofer Manalo I have wanted to weigh in on Uber’s suspension (and ride-hailing/sharing in general) for a long time, but have always decided against it. The arguments for and against it have always been too emotional, and I am loathe to wade into that. It has become one of the topics one should steer clear of if one wants to avoid arguments, along with politics.   What pushed me to go write about […]

How martial law in the Philippines affects a Filipino-American in Las Vegas; says she supports the martial law declaration

  (Eagle News) – A Filipino-American interviewed by the Eagle News Bureau in Las Vegas explains how she is in favor of the martial law declaration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Mindanao. “Right now, we have to support the President over there,” said Nan Sta. Maria. “That’s the thing we can only do.  And of course, pray for them,” she said. Sta. Maria said she felt sad about the situation in Mindanao, particularly in […]

How to impeach your impeachable official

QUEZON City, Philippines (May 20) – Planning to impeach an impeachable official? Better do it properly so it will not be dismissed due to a technicality. But first, what is the process of impeachment? Impeachment has been defined as the method of national inquest into the conduct of public men. Its purpose is to protect the people from official delinquencies or malfeasance. Impeachment is primarily intended for the protection of the State, not for the punishment […]

Enough is enough – random thoughts about Kadamay

QUEZON City, Philippines – Recently making the rounds in social media sites are funny and hilarious edits about the rally held by the Kadamay group. Netizens exercised their creativity in thinking up witty and comedic slogans for the group. But behind the wit and the humor, we have the feeling that the joke – as it is – is more than half-meant. For those of you who are blissfully unaware, Kadamay stands for “Kalipunan ng […]

Beauty is in the camera of the beholder– how to take the perfect selfie!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — It is already 6:00 in the morning, the gentle wind swept the room curtains causing the sunlight to brush your face. You reached for your phone– a row of clicks, trying to achieve that perfect angle for that perfect #JustWokeUp selfie. “Put a filter on it,” “Hide my blemishes,” “Oh no I’m fat! Delete it.” Whatever your favorite line is, are you one of the millennials who is always on the […]

So near, yet so far! How to deal with LDR

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 24) – “The stars up there at night are closer than you think.”- Doug Dillon When I was a kid, I told myself: “When I grow up, I want to reach all the stars in the sky. I want to hold them no matter how far they can be.” But, as I age, I realized how distance can play a big part in someone’s life. According to to the ever-reliable Merriam-Webster Dictionary, […]

Slow as EDSA Traffic

Visualization from Akamai’s State of the Internet report on connectivity for Q3 2016. / by Mark Christofer Manalo   The Internet of Things (or IoT) has been called the next Industrial Revolution. Although this sounds like typical tech hype, various papers and studies have been published that say, yes, the Internet of Things can change the way we work and live.   The McKinsey Global Institute predicted back in 2015 that “the IoT has a […]

Kusina Lokal

KUSINA Lokal, a 24-hour non-stop authentic Filipino restaurant, recently celebrated its Grand Opening at Eton Centris Walk, Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. This Filipino-themed restaurant is owned by the award-winning international actor, Mr. Jacky Woo.   One of their specialty dishes is “Corned Beef Caldereta” according to Chef Jonah, Kusina Lokal’s Head Chef. Aside from satisfying your taste buds, Kusina Lokal is also easy on the wallet with affordable prices. Some of the showbiz personalities who […]