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False alarm

The Japanese Embassy in the Philippines denied “false news” that Japan has effectively lifted the visa requirement for the Philippines and other neighboring countries, Indonesia and Vietnam.

We were rejoicing after we leaned about this news two weeks ago. And now we are dismayed because it’s just false alarm! sigh..

Paying for the crime

Have you experienced losing your cellphone to a thief? Well, i did and that was a very bad and sad experience. That cellphone was just a week old and i haven’t fully utilized it. Lucky was the thief. I was reminded of this past experience because of the article i just read. It’s about this iPhone thief in China that sends his victim a handwritten list of almost 1,000 contacts. Imagine that! writing the names and phone numbers of 1000 contact is no joke. But the thief did it, maybe somehow to atoned for his crime. You can read the full story here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/iphone-thief-in-china-sends-victim-handwritten-list-of-almost-1000-contacts-8962367.html

It’s a boy for Prince William and Kate

Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby boy at a hospital in London, the couple’s first child and the third in line to the British throne.

The 31-year-old Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday evening at 16:24 (local time), the baby weighs 8 lbs 6 oz (3.8 kg). She was taken to the hospital by car from the palace to St Mary’s.

As the birth of the queen’s third great-grandchild was announced, a loud cheer went up from the well-wishers and media gathered outside St. Mary’s Hospital in west London, where William was also born to the late Princess Diana in 1982.

“It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” said Prince Charles, the heir to the throne.

Janine Tugonon is Avon’s newest endorser

Janine Tugonon as Avon’s newest endorser with Avon official

Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon has joined the ranks of Avon’s beauty icons and advocates as its latest endorser for its fragrance, color, fashion, jewelry, and watches lines.

“More than representing the Philippines in the Miss Universe Pageant, which she did very well, Janine  also represents what Avon stands for: beauty inside  and  out,”  said Bob Briddon, Avon’s Senior Vice President. “We are more than happy and proud to welcome her to the Avon family.”

2014 Range Rover Sport officially unveiled

The 2014 Range Rover Sport has been finally unveiled ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 New York Auto Show.

The new generation of the Range Rover Sport, which is wearing the 2014 model year in its name, is finally here and the first official images and details of the popular SUV have been released by the British based automaker. The 2014 Range Rover Sport has gained a lot in features and build quality, especially in the cabin, where JLR has also incorporated a third row of seats, amongst others, making this one more vehicle in which to take your kids to school.

The 2014 Range Rover Sport is now coming with a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine for the base entry-level model, which is replacing the 5.0 liter naturally aspirated Jaguar-sourced V8 unit, but the top of the line Range Rover Supercharged will receive a 5.0 liter V8, which is producing a total output of 510 HP. JLR says that both units are equipped with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, with an optional low-range and two-speed transfer case, along with a standard single-speed Torsen differential, which should optimize its off-road performance.

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source:inautonews.com

FDA warns against 3 organic health products

The Philippine Food and Drug Administration over the weekend warned the public against three “unregistered” organic health products that claim to cure cancer.

In its advisory, the FDA said it had instructed its monitoring teams to coordinate with local government units in seizing the products.

Named in the advisory were:

– Aro Baro Churo Organic Tea
– Aro Guyabano Tea
– Aro Baro Churo Guyabano Capsules

“These products are not only ineffective and expensive, but they may cause adverse reactions and events, some of which may be life-threatening,” it said.

The FDA said the three products were being sold and distributed nationwide with claims they were “10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy and that they contain Adriamycin that can kill cancer cells.”

But verification showed these products were “neither registered as herbal drugs nor as food supplements.”

Following its findings, the FDA warned the public not to buy these products, or “any food supplements or herbal drug preparations that are not approved by the FDA or any products that claim to cure, treat or mitigate any form of cancer diseases.”

Meanwhile, the FDA instructed its regional field offices to monitor and check for these products in the market.

It also ordered its inspectors to coordinate with local government units to make sure these products do not proliferate in the market.

“All unregistered product found in all outlets or in the possession of vendors shall be seized immediately and reports shall submitted to the FDA Legal Support Service Center for appropriated actions,” it said. — DVM, GMA News

5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

TAIPEI- A shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Taiwan’s capital Taipei today, the US Geological Survey said, but there were with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake struck at 11:36 a.m. (0336 GMT), 36 kilometres northwest of Hualien city on the east coast, at a depth of just nine kilometres, the USGS said.

Taiwan’s Seismology Centre said the tremor was felt across the island, confirming the 5.6 magnitude, but the National Fire Agency said that there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes. In September 1999, a 7.6-magnitude quake killed around 2,400 people in the deadliest natural disaster in the island’s recent history.

Source:thehindubusinessline.com

Nine year old Mexican girl gives birth

A nine-year-old Mexican girl has given birth and authorities are looking for the presumed father, who is 17, officials said.

The girl, identified as Dafne, gave birth by Cesarean section to a baby girl weighing 2.7 kilos (5.7 pounds) and measuring 50 centimeters (20 inches) on January 27 in a hospital in the western state of Jalisco.

The girl was not seen by doctors during her pregnancy and was almost in labor when she arrived at the hospital, said Enrique Rabago, director of the Occidente General Hospital where the child gave birth in the town of Zapopan.

“It is dismaying that a young girl became pregnant. You shouldn’t be pregnant at this age,” Rabago told a news conference.

A C-section was carried out because it was safer for the mother and baby, he said. The two were released in good condition and they will have an extensive follow-up in the coming days due to the mother’s age.

The hospital notified the authorities of the birth.

Sources in the Jalisco state prosecutor’s office told AFP that the girl declared that she had consensual sex.

The girl and the teenager were apparently a couple, the source said. The boy offered that the girl live with him when he found out she was pregnant, but she refused.

But Jorge Villasenor, an official at the prosecutor’s office, described the encounter as a case of rape or child abuse.

“We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened. This is a rape or child sex abuse case,” he said on Tuesday.

Dafne’s mother said the girl was eight when she became pregnant.

“The father is a boy who is 17, but we have not found him, since he ran away,” the mother told reporters.

A source close to the investigation said Dafne comes from a large family in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, a humble village some 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guadalajara.

“There are 11 siblings. Apparently their parents are separated and there was little care by the mother with so many children,” the source said. “With the birth, (Dafne’s mother) and grandmother are taking care of things now.”

Each year, 480,000 girls between the ages of 14 and 18 give birth in Mexico, according to the health ministry.

“There are pregnancies among teenagers, but girls between 10 and 12 years old are exceptions and most of the time it is due to a rape,” Doctor Antonio Flores Villalon, a reproductive health specialist in Mexico City, told AFP.

“Girls are still growing at that age. They are physically immature, and this puts them at higher risk,” he said. “This is the case for all minors who are under 18, but when they are under 15, the risks increase.”

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2013 UPCAT results

The University of the Philippines released on Saturday  the results of the UP College Admission Test for school year 2013 to 2014.

Below are the names of those who passed the exam. Click on the link for detailed list:

1 ABAC, CLARENCE RAFAEL OLEDAN – ABILA, KIARA RITA AFRICA
2 ABILAY, CARLOS MIGUEL TOLENTINO – ADAN, MARY FAITH YAMBALLA
3 ADANZA, DETLEF ALBANO – AGUILAR, ERIC KARL NICHOLAS MANGAOIL
4 AGUILAR, EVAN JOSHUA DAGSA – ALCANTARA, ARVIN JAMES MARINO
5 ALCANTARA, AVA ESPERANZA ALCID – ALIX, GIAN CARLO IDRIS
6 ALJIBE, PAOLO ENRICO OLAGUER – ALVAREZ, YYONA PAULINE RINGOR
7 ALVARO, SHEALTIEL PADRIGO – ANDRES, PHILLIPPE LUIS CASCOLAN
8 ANDRES, TRICIA DELOS SANTOS – ANTONIO, NOELLE YOSHIKO SAMSON
9 ANTONIO, PATRICK WILLIAM QUIAMBAO – ARBOLEDA, ELMA FE KATRINA PASIDERIO
10 ARBOLEDA, JULIUS JOSEPH TECSON – ARQUIZA, KYLE EISNER MANUEL
11 ARQUIZA, LORA MONINA POTENCIANO – AVELLANA, PATRICIA LIZ PASIMIO
12 AVENGOZA, JANA PATRICIA CAMBALIZA – BAES, CARINA JANELLE MERCADO
13 BAEZA, NIKKI JOY GRESOLA – BALIDA, LEX ALIKO PAREL
14 BALIGNASA, CATHERINE SALCEDO – BANING, ROSELA DUMAPIT
15 BANIQUED, CHRISTA MAE RAMOS – BARRION, ROI ZYRIL ARCAYA
16 BARRIOS, JOASH CONCLAUDE SONGCUAN – BAUTISTA, CARL ALJEREAU BUNAO
17 BAUTISTA, CARMELLENE ROSE AMADOR – BELARO, ROSEMHEL ANNE MAPA
18 BELASA, ELLEN GRACE LATIZA – BERNARDO, JOYCE CATANTAN
19 BERNARDO, LARA SOPHIA BAUTISTA – BOLANTE, GIANNE LAYNEDL RAMOS
20 BOLIGUEN, JOSHUA PENALBER – BRAZA, RONA MAY GEMANGA
21 BRAZAS, JODELYN MAGBANUA – BULFA, DIANNE ZENITH MASAGANDA
22 BULIGAN, BLESSIE JONE TUAZON – CABAYA, ALAIZZA CRISTINE PATRICIO
23 CABAZOR, ISABELLE DOMINIQUE SEVILLA – CAGAYAN, IAN SANTONIA
24 CAGMAT, AL JAN OBEMIO – CALUAG, ERWIN JAMES GARCIA
25 CALUCIN, PRINCE LUKE JANOLINO – CANLAS, JED DOMINIK CADIOGAN
26 CANLAS, JOHANNE VEATRICE RIVERA – CARENCIA, RAVEN MICO GRAJO
27 CARIAGA, NEIL RYAN UY – CASTILLO, ANDREA KATHLEEN DY-LIACCO
28 CASTILLO, ANNICKA LAUREN MANALO – CATIPON, FRANCESCA LAUREN CRUZ
29 CATLI, NICOLE BIANCA JACOB – CHAN, KEITH ANDRE TAN
30 CHAN, KENNETH DAVEBRUNE RED GERIANE – CHUA, JOHN PAUL PETER TAN
31 CHUA, JOSEPH VINCENT DEL ROSARIO – COBRE, MARICON ALFORQUE
32 COCADIZ, JUDY ANN MUNOZ – CORDOVA, JOSEPH BERNARD ESCALONA
33 CORDOVA, JOSIENNE CLAIRE MORIN – CRUZ, CALE BELYN BAINGAN
34 CRUZ, CARMELA RIELINE VERZOSA – CUENCA, DANICA LARRISE MARCELO
35 CUENCA, JOHN PATRICK DEMERO – DALIDIG, SHERIHANNE MACARAMBON
36 DALIMOCON, ROBIE MAE MELENDRES – DE ASIS, HIROMI JAMES CAMITAN
37 DE ASIS, RYAN JOHN ARGULLA – DE LA VICTORIA, REMBRANDT SIMENE
38 DE LAS ALAS, MARIA SHANAIA ARCE – DEJUCOS, NORIELLE ANTE
39 DEL CALLAR, MA KARISSA RAPHAELA SUNGA – DELA CRUZ, ROGELIO III CATUIRAN
40 DELA CRUZ, SASHEEN TUAYON – DEMOT, ARIELLE ALIZA ANTONIO
41 DENAGA, LLOYD MARTIN ENGOJO – DIMASAKA, JOSHUA TABOR
42 DIMASAPIT, MINETTE LLANES – DOLLOSO, GUSSIE YVONNE MEJIA
43 DOLOR, MONINA VICTORIA BAYOT – DULAY, CRYSTALENE LYNETTE JUAN
44 DULAY, EARL HARVEY JAN DOMINGO – EDER, CARL PATRICK FLORES
45 EDER, EPIBELLE MARCELLANA – ENRIQUEZ, ROSELLE ALEJANDRIA
46 ENTENA, MAY RAMOSO – ESPE, MARLYN JOYCE DATOON
47 ESPEDIDO, ROBYN EMIELLE SIBAYAN – ESTRERA, JOHANNIE LUCHAVEZ
48 ESTRIBILLO, JOAN OCFEMIA – FARAON, MA MIKA FERRERAS
49 FARENAS, GERTRUDE ANMARI EVANGELISTA – FERRER, KENNETH BARROMA
50 FERRER, KHRYSS LERIO – FRANCIA, BEATRICE GAY DELDOC
51 FRANCIA, MERRYL KRISTIE MURO – GADOT, SHAIRA JUNE GALVE
52 GAELA, VENUS MARIE ABCEDE – GAMBOA, LOIS DANIELLE LAZATIN
53 GAMBOA, MOLLY POLLIN PATRIMONIO – GARDOCE, NOEWEH MUSNI
54 GARDUCE, MICAELLA LOU-ANDREA MAGDAEL – GEPITULAN, CZARPANIE AMOGUIS
55 GEPULLANO, CRIS EDWARD BERCADEZ – GOMEZ, BENJIE MAE CRUZADA
56 GOMEZ, CALLINE DANICA DE GUZMAN – GOZAR, REBEKAH KEZIAH BELTRAN
57 GOZO, EMMANUELLE ANN FERRER – GUILLEN, LIEU GEE KEESHIA II CASANO
58 GUILLEN, MARY WELCEY IBALE – HALUAG, DERRICK DEE VIBAL
59 HAM, JIM MATTHEW OMANA – HO, JUNA CABRADILLA
60 HOGGANG, CATHERINE FAITH GONZALES – INCION, TERESA PACAMPARA
61 INCIONG, BIANCA EVANGELINE AMANDA DE LA CRUZ – JANDAYAN, MONIQUE GRACE VILLANUEVA
62 JANDUSAY, MARY RHOSE MAGCULANG – JOROMO, JAN MICHAEL LAURENCE EVANGELIO
63 JORQUIA, HANAH FLORES – KHO, JOYCE ANNE TIU
64 KHO, JUSTIN KEDRICK WYNN BALONAN – LADERA, MICHELLE PAJARILLAGA
65 LADERO, BRYCE PETROS – LAO, RENZ MIKAELLA CHAN
66 LAOC, CAMILLE PRINCESS ZOZOBRADO – LAYOS, EONNA LEY ALCALA
67 LAYSON, ANGELICA PANGANIBAN – LERIOS, KATRINA MAE LEGASPI
68 LERIOS, KRISTINE NOELLE SAN JUAN – LIM, YASMEEN INGRID LIM
69 LIM LO SUY, LORRAINE ANG GAEID – LOFRANCO, KRISTILLE MARIE PACALDO
70 LOFRANCO, LILY AMELIA JOY MARIANO – LOZANO, PRINCESS ANTONETTE GENOBATIN
71 LU, AMANDA KELSEY UYBOCO – MABALOS, MARCE IAN CUERPO
72 MABANTA, JOANNE MARIE MANANTAN – MADRID, BEA KORINA TAYSON
73 MADRID, IVANDER LATOMBO – MAGSINO, HARRAH GRACE LINGAO
74 MAGSINO, JOHN PAOLO MIGUEL GARCIA – MAMAUAG, ALEXANDRA BEATA TRINIDAD
75 MAMAWAL, DIANA ROSE DEMETILLO – MANGCO, RANIEL ABRAHAM ALBERTO
76 MANGENTE, JARRA DUPLA – MARANTAN, ALYSSA PEARL MATA
77 MARAPAO, GLYN ELINOR BUANSI – MARTICIO, MELISSA ROSIN
78 MARTIJA, ALFONSO-MIGUEL III SANTOS – MAYO, RONALIE NICOLE SAGUN
79 MAYOLA, GIA DAYLE ESPINA – MENDOZA, MARJORIE MASARAP
80 MENDOZA, MATTHEW IMAN TECSON – MILANTE, MICAH PAULA DELA FUENTE
81 MILITANTE, AILEEN MARIE DEQUITO – MOJICA, VIELLE MICHAELA JUAN
82 MOLDES, SYLVAN DAN MACABANTE – MORADA, JAN KARLO ISAAC
83 MORADO, JULIA MELISSA CARO – NACION, LADY FE JUMAPIT
84 NACIONGAYO, DEBORAH SUYO – NAVIDA, DANICA OSIANA
85 NAVIDAD, MIKAELA SASUMAN – NOLASCO, MIKHAELA JANE NAVA
86 NOLASCO, NINA PAOLA BORROMEO – OCCIDENTAL, KIMBERLY POLICARPIO
87 OCEAN, JETHRO LEE PASCUAL – ONA, JESSAMINE BEATRIZ PERMEJO
88 ONA, SAMUEL PANA – ORO, CLYDE PRINCESS KHIM VERGIO
89 OROCEO, JOHN PAUL LARRODER – PADASAS, JIM KYLE BERNALDO
90 PADAYAO, JOWETT MILLAN – PALERMO, RONALD GOLIAT
91 PALEVINO, CRISTIAN OGAYON – PANTO, GERALDINE ANN GUDIN
92 PANTORGO, MARIA LOUELLA RANCES – PASQUIL, JOHN IVAN INFERMO
93 PASQUIN, MARIA ANTONETTE DELA PENA – PENARANDA, SHAENA SULIT
94 PENARANDA, ZYRAPHYL LAGARDE – PIAO, CHARLITO JR GARDE
95 PICACHE, FRANCESCA MA ISABELLA PALOMO – PONCE DE LEON, RENCY JOSEPH MATUSA
96 PONGASE, VAN MELBERT DALIS – PUNZALAN, ALESSANDRA LAYDIA
97 PUNZALAN, ANTONIO RAFAEL CHIONGBIAN – QUISTO, RHOMIERENE BALBURIAS
98 QUITADIO, QUEENIE ANE CAMPOSANO – RAMOS, GERALD RIVERA
99 RAMOS, GERVEIVE ABALORIO – RECENTES, JOSEPH NIKKO FLORES
100 RECIO, AIRA MADELEINE MALABUYOC – REYES, ABIGAIL GARCIA
101 REYES, ABIGAIL TABONTABON – RICALDE, BRYAN CHRISTIAN CERACAS
102 RICALDE, JENIFER GALLARDO – ROCILLO, BERNADETTE BELLE RELCOPAN
103 RODA, CHRISTINE GLYDEL SOLON – ROSALES, KRISTOFFER IMPERIO
104 ROSALES, MA ERICA GEGUINTO – SABIO, JOSEPH ANGELO REFALDA
105 SABLAD, ROGER JR MACAPAGAT – SALES, SHIRLEY FAYE DE GUZMAN
106 SALES, SIMONE MARIE – SAN JUAN, ALBERT ANTHONY PEREZ
107 SAN JUAN, ALYSSANDRA KEN MARI MARQUEZ – SANTILLAN, JOHN JASON BERANGEL
108 SANTOS, AL RICA GATPOLINTAN – SARAPUDDIN, HULSEN TANGKIAN
109 SARAPUDDIN, ZARINA TAMBOBOY – SENANGOTE, RHEANE JOY ESPONILLA
110 SENATIN, ALYSSA NICOLE MANUEL – SICAT, ARVIN CARLO BAYANIN
111 SICAT, KEVIN ANTHONY PABIA – SOLAINA, IDA SISON
112 SOLANO, JUSTINE KAYE OLIMPO – STA ANA, ENRICO II VILLANUEVA
113 STA ANA, JHIONE KLEO MOLINA – SUROT, JINESSA MARY ARCOS
114 SURPIA, MIKAELA YU – TACORDA, ALFRED JOHN GUMABON
115 TACSAGON, KENT NOVIE TACAISAN – TAN, ANALYN GRACE BAGAPORO
116 TAN, ANDRE TIU – TANIEGRA, SHARALAINE PRANADA
117 TANLIMCO, ADRIANNE ARLENE CHENG – TEMPORAL, CARLOS ANGELO OFRENEO
118 TENEDERO, MA THERESA MONICA ILAGAN – TIONGSON, JENA THERESE RUELO
119 TIONGSON, JOSE ENRICO BUENAFLOR – TONO, JOE ANNE TINGZON
120 TONOLETE, PIA LORRAINE NARIDO – TUASON, NEIL ROBERT MERCADO
121 TUASTOMBAN, DENNY JANE SELIM – UMBINA, DANIEL FRANCISCO
122 UMBINA, JALAN JOY BELINGAN – VALENZUELA, MA ALEXANDRA NICOLA BASILIO
123 VALENZUELA, ROBERTO III CABRERA – VERANO, JOMEL AMPASO
124 VERAR, ALYSSA VENIZ UY – VILLAMOR, NICO JOSHUA ZALAVARRIA
125 VILLAMOR, ZENITH PSYCHE SUGANOB – VINLUAN, IAN PAOLO AQUINO
126 VINLUAN, RYAN OGALINO – YASTO, JASON MARTIN BARRETTO
127 YATA, LOU ADRYAN PADERNAL – ZAMUDIO, MARIELLE ALYANNA BOLINAS
128 ZAMUDIO, TRISHA ANNE RAMOS – ZUYCO, MARIBELLE KATRIN PENDON<

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Trending news stories of 2012 according to Google

Before we welcome the New Year, let me for the last time share with you the top news for 2012.

Here is Google’s full list for the top 10 trending news stories of 2012:

1. Hurricane Sandy
2. Kate Middleton pictures released
3. Olympics 2012
4. SOPA debate
5. Costa Concordia crash
6. Presidential Debate
7. Stratosphere jump
8. Penn State scandal
9. Trayvon Martin shooting
10. Pussy Riot