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The new iMac has arrived

And I looked around, and wondered, “Where?” Oh. Yeah.  It’s just an email. For a second there I thought Apple wanted to make me happy, and delivered an iMac on my doorstep. (Haha! Dream on!) It may not be on my doorstep yet, but it’s at Apple Stores since May 3. Well, at least in [...]

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Pacquiao’s Yellow Gloves and Poverty

Filipino ‘Fighting Congressman’ Manny Pacquiao is going to wear yellow gloves to show his support for the non-government organization Gawad Kalinga (means “give care” in Filipino). “Officially known as the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building movement. In the Philippines, Gawad Kalinga is building empowered communities by people with faith and patriotism; driven [...]

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 announced in the US

The iconic BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone family has just received a powerful update with the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones. These new devices integrate brilliant, high resolution, capacitive touch screens, trackpads and full QWERTY keypads and are the thinnest BlackBerry smartphones yet. It is RIM’s thinnest BlackBerry ever. I say it’s sexy!

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Nestle Philippines recalls Maggi instant noodles due to Salmonella scare

In an ad published in a newspaper, Nestle Philippines is recalling Maggi noodles  beef and chicken noodles after it found traces of salmonella in two batches of the beef variant. “We have immediately initiated an extensive investigation to determine the cause of this contamination, and initial findings suggest flavoring ingredients as the cause,” it added.

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iPad 2 Comes to the Philippines

In a press release from Apple, the long-awaited iPad 2 will finally come to Manila, and other major cities on April 29, 2011, or in about 10 hours from now as stores usually open at 10am. Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its breakthrough post-PC device, “will arrive in Japan on Thursday, [...]

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“Iskolar ng Bayan”

The Philippine President, in his keynote speech at the 100th General Commencement Exercises of the University of the Philippines, challenged this year’s graduating batch to fulfill their obligations to the Filipino people whom he said had “pitched in” to fund their tuition as “Iskolar ng Bayan.” “The question now is: will you still remember the [...]

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Stay-at-Home Mom

As I was going up the driveway this morning, I saw my neighbor getting into a waiting car. She was in uniform, fully made up, not a hair out of place and dragging her luggage. She looked so different from me in my jeans and shirt, pony tails and unadorned since I just came from [...]

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