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July 28, 2015, Tuesday
  • Pres. Aquino’s SONA took about 2 hours and 10 minutes. 15 hours ago |
  • Some congressmen inside the session hall booed & raised anti-Aquino banners right after Pres. Aquino delivered his last SONA. 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “Our country’s transformation has just begun. Our direction depends on the Filipino people.” 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino says the 2016 election will be a referendum for ‘Daang Matuwid.’ 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino cites survey that says 8 out of 10 Filipinos believe PH will soon become a developed country. 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino to the Filipino people: It gives me great honor to serve you. 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino says his job is like that of a punching bag. 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino tells his siblings that only a few days remain & he will soon stop dragging them to the sacrifices he makes for the country. 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino says the late DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo continues to give him inspiration. 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino says Mar Roxas’ resilience vs. criticisms is proof that ‘you can’t put a good man down.’ 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino praises the members of his cabinet for their work. 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino thanks Congress for passing meaningful laws. 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “It’s time to pass an Anti-Dynasty Law.” 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino laments the views of those who are anti-BBL but can’t give a better alternative on how to achieve peace in Mindanao. 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino says it doesn’t matter if he is not present at groundbreaking ceremonies so long as projects are properly built. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino says party affiliation is not a basis in implementing government projects. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino gives updates on government’s flood control projects. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: "The time is avoid responsibility has ended." 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino boasts of PNP’s 1:1 police-to-pistol ratio. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino identifies programs to enhance capabilities of the AFP and PNP. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino says gov’t is moving to buy-out the MRT. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino praises the supposed benefits of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) & K-12 programs. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino says only one labor strike was recorded in 2013. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino says Philippines is now ‘Asia’s Rising Tiger.’ 17 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino hails the huge number of cases filed by BIR Commissioner Kim Henares vs. tax evaders. 17 hours ago |
  • Aquino cites the detention of 3 senators & hospital arrest of a fmr. president as proof of his fight vs. corruption. 17 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino hits previous justice system that looked away from corruption. 17 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino seeks apologies for not doing the traditional SONA walk saying he does not feel well. 17 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino now walking towards session hall in Batasang Pambansa for his last SONA. 18 hours ago |
  • 3 helicopters currently flying over Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. 18 hours ago |
  • Long convoy of vehicles from PSG compound now traversing Marikina area. 18 hours ago |
  • Sen. Grace Poe arrives at Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City to listen to Pres. Aquino’s last SONA. 18 hours ago |
  • Tesda Chief Joel Villanueva says he is now 90% certain he will run for senate. 18 hours ago |
  • Long convoy of vehicles leaves PSG Compound in Malacanang heading to the area of San Juan. 18 hours ago |
  • NBI admits its probers weren’t able to enter the Manalo Compound in QC to probe abduction and hostage-taking claims. 18 hours ago |
  • NBI says there is no evidence that proves some INC members were abducted or taken hostage. 18 hours ago |
  • NBI considers reports of abduction & hostage-taking involving INC members a closed case. 18 hours ago |
  • 5 cops injured so far during commotion in the midst of anti-gov’t rallies along Commonwealth Avenue in QC. 19 hours ago |
  • Belmonte asks House members to explore the possibility of resuming peace negotiations with CPP/NDF. 19 hours ago |
  • Belmonte urges colleagues to pass the proposed BBL & “have the courage to finally come to peace with one another.” 19 hours ago |
  • Belmonte says the passage of economic chacha will reverse the trend of the economy’s “de-industrialization & de-agriculturalization.” 19 hours ago |
  • Belmonte seeks the passage of economic charter change & BBL in his speech at the opening of Congress’ 3rd regular session. 19 hours ago |
  • Traffic from Zuzuarregue St. to Philcoa along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City still light. 19 hours ago |
  • Philcoa going to Fairview along Commonwealth Avenue temporarily closed to motorists in view of SONA. 19 hours ago |
  • Traffic flow slow moving from Fairview to Elliptical Road along Commonwealth Ave. in QC as the bulk of anti-gov’t protesters arrive. 19 hours ago |
  • Anti-gov't protesters march from Elliptical Road heading to area nearest to Batasan Complex in QC. 22 hours ago |
  • Motorists experiencing heavy traffic congestion along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. 22 hours ago |
  • PCCO Sec. Sonny Coloma urges the Filipino people to listen to Pres. Aquino's 6th & last SONA. 23 hours ago |
  • Western Samar Rep. & LP Sec. Gen. Mel Sarmiento says Speaker Belmonte maintains leadership of the House. 23 hours ago |
  • Sen. Drilon says Pres. Aquino's last SONA is not an LP event hence no announcement on a presidential bet. 23 hours ago |
  • Sen. Drilon says Pres. Aquino's last SONA is about his report to the people on government's performance. 23 hours ago |
  • Sen. Drilon says Pres. Aquino will not name his annointed presidential candidate during his last SONA. 23 hours ago |
  • Motorists who use Commonwealth Avenue in QC may use MMDA's 'Zipper Lane' or any alternate route. 23 hours ago |
  • Northbound lane of Commonwealth Ave. from Ever Gotesco to St. Peter's Church in QC closed to traffic. 23 hours ago |
  • Joint Session of Congress to be opened at 4 pm Monday to receive Pres. Aquino. 23 hours ago |
  • Third Regular Session of 16th Congress to open at 10 am Monday. 23 hours ago |
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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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