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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. / www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet 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 […]

No smoking nationwide!

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 7) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is setting up a nationwide smoking ban.   That means that smoking in all public places will no longer be allowed. Said ban is expected to be effective this year. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that the Department of Health already submitted a draft Executive Order to the President. Many Filipinos are in accord with the government’s plan to stop smoking in public places. And in case […]

7 Years of Victorious, Expert, and Magnificent Leadership

  The administration of Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo began at a time when the world is rapidly changing and moving to uncharted territories. He steered the Church in a very tumultuous and uncertain world. It was a time when the ‘new normal’ began. The global economy was already feeling the impact of the US Recession, the worst since the Great Depression in the early 1900’s. Wars, armed conflicts, and terrorism are commonplace. Outbreaks of diseases […]

State of National Emergency and Martial Law: A very thick line in between

“Spelling nga, magkaiba na, meaning pa kaya?” The quote above was quite ‘gasgas’, used by those who compose romance-comedy lit or hugot memes. But let me apply it to something political. President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of state of national emergency (SNE) is making a lot of buzz, especially among civilians. He imposed this after the tragic bombing at the Roxas night market in Davao City, Friday September 2. Half of the people are panicking because […]

Would phrasing the headline as a question give it greater credibility?

  By: Mark Christofer Manalo AT first glance, the headline may look reasonable to readers: INC group asking for ‘Duterte intervention’ in church crisis? But, really, to astute readers, it is anything but that. The post was published on Rappler on August 21 and was last updated on the same day, at 5:56 PM. I read the article when it came up on my Google Alerts and, boy, was I disappointed (or not, considering this […]

Wasted food be gone!

Food waste — do you feel guilty about wasting food? More and more Canadians are showing deep and growing interest in the debate around food waste, which is a very shameful reality. Even though some Canadians, both children and adults, are going to bed hungry, and there’s a shortage of food at food banks across the country, a full 40 percent of all food in Canada, roughly $31 billion worth, goes uneaten every year. What […]

The best adventure I had with Nathan Drake in “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End”

By Aimee V. Mendoza Have you been in an expedition this summer? Summer is short but you can make the most out of it. Like what I did. I went to Italy, Scotland, King’s Bay in Madagascar and even in the legendary free colony that was built by pirates and the pirate Captain Avery – Libertalia. I had climbed mountains, had seen breathtaking sceneries, faced near-death jumps on cliffs, rode on a 4×4 off-road on muddy […]

One in a Million University

(Written by Sherryl Kaye M. Cabanlong) It is true that those students who give high importance to education dream of being able to study in prestigious universities. Like here in our country, most students (especially those who can afford it) choose schools which are really popular, and which they think can give them a better quality education. As a matter of fact, I am one of those students. But if you will ask me now about […]