Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, helps Verizon uncover the next world-changing app idea; Tablets, $20,000 and more for winning teams BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY – The Verizon Innovative App Challenge – the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a...

Car Pros Kia introduces program for low & middle-income car buyers

On a recent mid-afternoon’s weekday visit to Car Pros Kia, this author and media colleague; Liza Rafallo were both surprised to witness an auto showroom brimming with customers excited to learn more about the dealership’s new incentive program for low and middle-income families....

Emerald Awards to Orange County green movement achievers

For many years, the importance of conservation (for their love of the Planet Earth) has been a message that has drawn national attention. Most especially in recent years, the need to take the issue seriously had been highlighted by the gnawing effects of ignoring the urgency of...

Help us BOX A SMILE for 3,000 kids this Christmas

The LBC Foundation, in cooperation with Project Pearls, aims to move love this Christmas through its project BOX A SMILE. The LBC Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of LBC Express. Together with Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization, whose vision of seeking...

Eula and Rocky not package deal

EULA Valdes denies that she and her boyfriend Rocky Salumbides, who’s also part of the cast of her new show, “Princess in the Palace,” are now on a package deal basis. “Hindi totoo ‘yan, ha,” she says. “Wala akong kinalaman na nakuha rin siya rito sa show.” It’s the show’s...

Malacañang: Avoid booking flights during APEC meet

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday told the public to avoid booking flights during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Summit in November. “We would also advice this early on to—if you plan to outside – to avoid iyong mga araw na darating po sila (world leaders)...

Possible ‘hostage’ boat found on militant island: AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine authorities have found a boat they suspect was used by kidnappers to take a group of mainly Western hostages to an island stronghold of Islamic militants, the military said Saturday. The outrigger boat was found Friday on Jolo, more than 500...

Peace efforts to continue even without BBL passage – Iqbal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Non-passage of a “good” Bangsamoro Basic Law does not mean Mindanao would relapse into bloody war, said Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC). “There is life even after non-passage of BBL,” he said, adding that  the Moro Islamic...

Coloma on Pulse Asia survey: Roxas is preferred ‘Daang Matuwid’ president

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Friday welcomed the recent Pulse Asia survey placing former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas at the third spot with 18 percent, up by eight points from his rating in June. “Sec. Roxas posted the most significant increase of eight points...

De Lima urges public to comply with smoke ban after 4 violators convicted

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima warned the public against smoking in public places following the conviction of four individuals for violation of an anti-smoking ordinance. Convicted by the Legazpi Municipal Trial Court in separate rulings are Joseph Monson,...