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Meet the Men of Manila

The 12-member posse of Men of Manila

Source: Manila Bulletin
The 12-member posse of Men of Manila
New boy band sings the oldies but goodies
There’s a new boy band in town that will surely ignite the Filipinos’ passion for old and not so old love songs—performing familiar tunes such as “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Somethin’ Stupid,” and “Every Breath You Take.”
Surprisingly, these [...]

Charlene maintains marriage with Aga ‘stronger’

Husband and wife Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales

By: Jecelyn V. Macahindog
Manila Bulletin
Husband and wife Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales
Charlene Gonzales is unaffected by rumors on the dissolution of her marriage with actor Aga Muhlach.
Without directly addressing the allegation, Charlene told “Bandila,” “We’re very happy. We’ve been married for 13 years. And we just get stronger and stronger.”
Rumors of the celebrity couple’s split [...]

Cory law may save Pnoy

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By: Joel M. Sy Egco Senior Reporter
Manila Times

A measure signed into law by Corazon Aquino just before losing her transitional powers as revolutionary president to the elected Congress in 1987 may rescue her son President Benigno Aquino 3rd from a political downfall that could loom over his legal blunder on the use of a presidential [...]

‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ among world’s smartest campaigns

Performers from the Municipality of Angono show their best to judges during the first Sining, Kultura At Turismo (SIKAT) Street Dancing Festival held at Ynares Center Antipolo City on June 11, 2012. (Photo by Rudy Liwanag)

By: Mary Rose A. Hogaza
Manila Bulletin
The country’s tourism slogan “It’s more fun in the Philippines” landed third among the 100 smartest marketing campaigns in the world.
Marketing intelligence service Warc released its annual Warc 100 list of the world’s top marketing campaigns based on performance in effectiveness and strategy competitions. During the search, Warc took note [...]

Banks tighten household credit standards; rules for companies unchanged

The head office of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Source: Manila Times
The head office of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Banks maintained their overall credit standards for enterprises but tightened lending rules for household loans during the second quarter, the diffusion index (DI) contained in the Second Quarter 2014 Senior Bank Loan Officers Survey (SLOS) showed.
The number of banks that indicated a tightening for enterprises [...]

Champion La Salle faces FEU in UAAP opener

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By: EMIL C. NOGUERA
Manila Times

De La Salle University will begin its title-retention bid as it battles Far Eastern University (FEU) when the University Athletic Association Season 77 unfolds on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.
The La Salle-FEU game is set at 4 p.m. after the University of the East-University of the Philippines match at 2 p.m. [...]

Zsa Zsa refutes reported wedding plans

Zsa Zsa Padilla

By: Jecelyn V. Macahindog
Manila Bulletin
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Zsa Zsa Padilla has denied reports about her alleged impending marriage to architect Conrad Onglao.
“That’s not true,” said the singer-actress in an interview aired on “24 Oras.”
Explaining the news item about them supposedly flying to the US in the coming months purportedly to tie the knot, she stammered, “It’s [...]

Deniece’s 2nd rape case vs Vhong junked

Deniece Cornejo (Instagram)

By: Pau Aguilera
Manila Bulletin
Deniece Cornejo (Instagram)
The Taguig Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the complaint by Deniece Cornejo in which she alleged being raped by actor-TV host Vhong Navarro last Jan 17.
The main argument of the resolution dated July 1, as quoted by ABS-CBN News, was “If indeed she (Cornejo) was raped January 17 or 18, 2014, [...]

Big Game James delivers again

James Yap thanks his fans, teammates and the coaching staff of San Mig Super Coffee for their support and trust after winning the Finals MVP Wednesday. (Tony Pionilla)

By: Tito Talao
Manila Bulletin
James Yap, the San Mig Super Coffee star, probably thought the question was leading to something else.
Asked during the post-game interview Wednesday – after the Mixers had completed the grand slam by beating Rain or Shine in Game 5 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, 92-89, and Yap had wrapped his huge [...]

DTI urged MSMEs to go global

SME DTI

Source: Philippine Information Agency(PIA)

MANILA, July 12 — With the full integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economy coming into effect by 2015, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) advised micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to be competitive in the widening global economy.
“Changes are a natural offshoot of an expanding world [...]

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