Chuck Liddell has officially retired from MMA

UFC president Dana White announced at Wednesday’s UFC 125 press conference in Las Vegas that “The Iceman” was walking away from active competition to accept a position as the new UFC executive vice president of business development. “I want to thank Frank...

Model who fought anorexia dies

Paris (CNN) – A former fashion model who posed in a provocative ad campaigning against anorexia has died in France, her acting teacher said. Isabelle Caro, who was widely reported to be 28 years old, gained attention when she posed nude for the 2007 ad, which was featured...

Showbiz update: Luis, Angel settle rift

Television host Luis Manzano revealed that all is well between him and ex-girlfriend Angel Locsin. According to Luis, he will be ending the year happy because he reconciled himself to Angel. “Kasi naging magkaibigan kami ulit. Sabi ko nga it’s one of the best part of...

A New Year…A new beautiful YOU!

What’s Your Next Look? The New Year is a beautiful time when everyone seems to be anxious for change – improvement actually.  From exciting new hair colors, or just getting rid of the gray, to complete make-overs, my salon is abuzz with clients whom have made me...

President Aquino vows to exercise more in new year

MANILA, December 30, 2010 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Thursday he plans to begin a regular exercise schedule as his New Year resolution – providing he can find the energy. Aquino, a chubby, 50-year-old bachelor, told reporters he would be taking...

Philippine rebels make millions through extortion: military

MANILA, December 30, 2010 (AFP) – Communist insurgents in the Philippines have raised millions of dollars through extortion of businesses every year and now rely on the crime as their main source of funds, the military said Thursday. Since 1998, the communists have raised...

WikiLeaks: US suspected Saudi ambassador to the Philippines of terror link

MANILA, December 7, 2010 (AFP) – The United States suspected a Saudi Arabian ambassador to the Philippines of potential involvement in funding terrorists, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks this week. A security aide of then-US president George W. Bush...

Philippines overtakes India as call center capital

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA, December 6, 2010 (AFP) – The Philippines has become the call center capital of the world, overtaking India as the number one player in the global business outsourcing market, according to industry data and the government. President Benigno Aquino...

Groupon expands to the Philippines

By Dawn Kawamoto Groupon has gone on a buying spree, snapping up three group-buying websites in Asia to expand its footprint overseas, the company announced Tuesday. Ironically, the move by Groupon comes at a time when the popular deal-of-the-day buying website is reportedly in...