News Flash

October 09, 2015, Friday
  • Police detective shoots dead a hostage-taker who took control of a bus along Taft Ave. corner Pedro Gil in Manila. 13 hours ago |
  • Coloma says Pres. Aquino cannot yet certify as urgent the proposed BBL since it is still in the period of interpellation. 14 hours ago |
  • Arroyo to file her COC next week as she intends to run for 3rd & final term in Pampanga’s 2nd district. 14 hours ago |
  • Sen. Angara says both Senate & House are trying to find a ‘win-win solution’ for bill seeking to lower income tax. 14 hours ago |
  • Arroyo asks Sandiganbayan for permission to avail of some medical procedures in St. Luke’s QC from Oct. 21 to 22. 14 hours ago |
  • Rep. Arroyo asks Sandiganbayan to allow her to go through some medical tests not available at VMMC. 14 hours ago |
  • Policeman killed in an ambush in Marawi City on Wednesday night. 19 hours ago |
  • Comelec & Smartmatic-TIM to hold review of source code for 2016 elections in the first week of Jan. 2016 19 hours ago |
  • Arroyo to file new petition for bail at Sandiganbayan & will use UN Working Group’s report as basis. 19 hours ago |
  • DOJ cites US-PH Mutual Defense Treaty as basis for participation of U.S. troops in Mamasapano operation. 19 hours ago |
  • DOJ says U.S. troops who participated in Oplan Exodus did not violate the PH constitution. 19 hours ago |
  • DOJ says U.S. troops’ participation in Mamasapano clash was limited to intelligence work & monitoring & not actual combat. 19 hours ago |
  • DOJ confirms U.S. troops’ participation in Oplan Exodus launched the Mamasapano operations last Jan. 25. 19 hours ago |
  • Palace does not see Enrile’s call for full plenary debates on Mamasapano encounter as an attack vs. Aquino gov’t. 19 hours ago |
  • Singer and comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey passes away at 83. 20 hours ago |
  • Businessman Cedric Lee pays P 20K bail at Court of Tax Appeals in connection with the tax evasion case filed vs. him by DOJ. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile says the death of SAF 44 must not be taken lightly. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Enrile seeks a full plenary discussion on the Senate committee report on Mamasapano encounter. 20 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima says they have legal basis to detain Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Miriam Santiago says some society leaders are urging her to run for president & she can rise to the occasion. 20 hours ago |
  • DOJ: No witnesses that can identify who killed the 9 Seaborne Commandos that attacked suspected Malaysian terrorist Marwan’s hut. 20 hours ago |
  • DOJ: 9 Seaborne Commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut were killed in an area away from cornfield in Tukanalipao where 35 SAF members died. 20 hours ago |
  • DOJ: No respondents can be charged for the death of 9 members of 84th Seaborne Commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut during Mamasapano clash 21 hours ago |
  • 5-man UN Working Group urges PH gov’t to review Arroyo’s bail petition based on int’l human rights standards. 21 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group cites international law as basis for finding Arroyo’s continued detention illegal. 21 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declares Arroyo’s detention at VMMC arbitrary & illegal. 21 hours ago |
  • Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Masbate & parts of Sorsogon. 21 hours ago |
  • 1 person dies & 3 are rescued as boat capsizes in Taal Lake in Talisay, Batangas. 21 hours ago |
  • Armed men abduct an Italian in Dipolog City. 21 hours ago |
  • Road mishap involving a truck & 9 motorcycles occurs at Commonwealth Ave near Tandang Sora flyover in QC. 21 hours ago |
  • Fire in Barangay Lipunan, Quezon City now under control. 21 hours ago |

PH is social networking capital of the world

By MST Lifestyle | May. 21, 2013 at 06:00pm
From being the text-messaging capital of the world, the Philippines has also been recognized as the “Social Networking Capital of the World,” with more than 93 percent of internet users having their own Facebook account.

Whether it is our love to communicate, to keep in touch with loved ones, or to make new friends, Filipinos have also become the most active and vocal netizens when it comes to sharing their thoughts online.

With a very active social media, and the continued increase in the number online shopping sites, Reader's Digest asked how much has it affected the shopping habits of Filipinos as it held its 15th Trusted Brands survey.

This year, the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands survey covered 7,000 respondents in seven Asian countries including the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand, consisting of Reader’s Digest subscribers and Asian quality consumers.

In line with this, Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands will be giving a total of 91 awards to companies which scored the highest in the consumer survey under 42 categories.

The winners will come from diverse industries such as food and beverage, personal products, finance, motoring related, consumer electronics, health and personal care, household products, retail, education, transport, travel and telecommunications. They were chosen based on the six attributes of trustworthiness and credibility, quality, value, understanding of customer needs, innovation, and corporate social responsibility.

The Readers Digest Trusted Brands will grant the annual prestigious Gold and Platinum awards to the country’s most trusted brands based on the results of a comprehensive consumer survey on May 23 at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong.

Reader’s Digest Asia Pacific executives from Australia and Singapore are expected to attend to hand over the awards including Sue Carney, editor in chief, Reader’s Digest- Asia Pacific and Ebb Hinchliffe, executive director from the The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines who will be the guest speaker.

The event will also mark Reader’s Digest 91st anniversary, a milestone for the globally popular magazine founded by Dewitt and Lila Wallace in the US.
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