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Sarah Geronimo's joke on one of the advantages of social media is "kalurkey"

Sarah Geronimo's joke on one of the advantages of social media is "kalurkey".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 24th, 2017

Sarah Geronimo's joke on one of the advantages of social media is "kalurkey"

Sarah Geronimo's joke on one of the advantages of social media is "kalurkey".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 24th, 2017

Justice League star under fire for rape joke

MANILA, Philippines — Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo in hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," caused a social media uproar on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

Sarah Lahbati, Richard Gutierrez thank God for second baby

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Sarah Lahbati announced on her social media pages that she is carrying her second child with Kapamilya actor and “La.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’ – BBC News

The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the president's ban on transgender people serving in the US military. Mr Trump's surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the administration would work alongside the Pentagon to decide how to proceed. It is not yet clear how the announcement will affect current transgender service personnel. &'8220;The United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military,&'8221; Donald Trump tweeted. &'8220;Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.&'8221; Asked at a press briefing if troops on battlefields would be immediately sent back, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the policy had yet to be worked out. &'8220;The decision is based on a military decision. It's not meant to be anything more than that,&'8221; she said. However, some US media outlets questioned the spending justification. The Washington Post drew attention to an analysis that the US military spends almost $42m (£32m) a year on the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra &'' several times the total estimated cost of transgender medical support. Meanwhile, Politico reports that the move was prompted by threats from Republican hardliners over a spending bill which would provide funding for Mr Trump's promised military spending and border wall plans. One Republican lawmaker had already tabled an amendment to the spending bill to prevent the military paying for transgender surgical procedures. The timing of this transgender ban is almost as interesting as the move itself. Why now? With the Trump administration being buffeted by the Jeff Sessions political death watch, the ongoing multi-prong investigation into the Trump campaign, the healthcare drama in the Senate and the impending Russian sanctions bill, perhaps the administration decided this was a good time to change the subject and rally conservative forces to his side. Republicans have long used cultural issues as a wedge to divide Democrats and energise evangelicals. As one White House insider acknowledged, this is straight out of that playbook. While Mr Trump campaigned as sympathetic to LGBT rights, he needs the traditional religious conservatives to stay loyal to him now, more than ever. The president's action will create a furore among liberals and the media commentators whose disdain for the current administration is not a new development. This is a fight the White House will welcome. The decision to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military was made by the Obama administration last year, with a one-year review period allowed for its implementation. The policy included a provision for the military to provide medical help for service members wanting to change gender. But in June, Defence Secretary James Mattis agreed to a further six-month delay. In 2016, the independent Rand Corporation estimated that about 4,000 US active-duty and reserve service members are transgender, although some campaigners put the figure higher than 10,000. Rand also predicted that the inclusion of transgender people in the military would cause a 0.13% increase in healthcare spending (approximately $8.4m). Kristin Beck, a retired elite Navy SEAL, issued a challenge to President Trump in an interview with Business Insider: &'8220;Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy.&'8221; She said that during her decorated military career, she had been &'8220;defending individual liberty&'8221;. &'8220;Being transgender doesn't affect anyone else,&'8221; she said. &'8220;We are liberty's light. If you can't defend that for everyone that's an American citizen, that's not right.&'8221; Army reservist Rudy Akbarian, in Los Angeles, said: &'8220;My heart dropped a little bit, you know. It hurt.&'8221; &'8220;Not everyone responded well after learning I was transitioning,&'8221; he said. &'8220;But after spending time on missions and realising we all share the same love for the country, we worked together and got the job done. &'8220;The discrimination I'm facing now is from those outside the military &'' not the people who work with me.&'8221; Mr Trump said his decision was based on consultation with his generals, but there has been a mixed reaction. Former Defence Secretary Ash Carter, who lifted the ban last year under President Obama, said: &'8220;To choose service members on other grounds than military qualifications is social policy and has no place in our military.&'8221; Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican John McCain, said major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter. &'8220;Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving,&'8221; he added. Several British military generals also condemned Mr Trump's decision, including the commander of the UK Maritime Forces, Rear Admiral Alex Burton, who said &'8220;I am so glad we are not going this way.&'8221; &'8220;Each dollar needs to be spent to address threats facing our nation,&'8221; Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, a long-time opponent of the Obama administration's position, said in a statement. &'8220;The costs incurred by funding transgender surgeries and the required additional care it demands should not be the focus of our military resources,&'8221; she said. Trump supporter and political commentator Scott Presler is among those who disagree with the military carrying the cost of such interventions. While disagreeing with the ban, he added that &'8220;generals know more about war than I do.&'8221; &'8220;I don't think this is an attack on the LGBT community &' I'm mixed, but I have confidence in the guidance that President [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

Clinton daughter slams Rody over rape joke

MANILA, Philippines - A “murderous thug” is what former US presidential daughter Chelsea Clinton called President Duterte on social media after the latter ut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

(UPDATED) Sarah Geronimo, Erich and Daniel Matsunaga grace 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards

(UPDATED) Sarah Geronimo, Erich and Daniel Matsunaga grace 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 13th, 2016

PCIJ STATEMENT: Stand by Rappler, stay tuned    

HARSH and with horrifying implications on the full and untrammeled exercise of press freedom. That is the least that could be said of the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) en banc to revoke the certificate of incorporation of Rappler, a digital media company with a creditable record of independent reportage and social engagement on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News10 hr. 34 min. ago

Korina Sanchez Inserted What to Her Face?! 

If you haven't seen Korina Sanchez-Roxas' billboard (on EDSA or on social media), then you are truly missing out. Her new campaign with Belo Medical blew up the Internet as they reveal the secret behind her look! Korina is nothing but transparent about how she's trying to fight off gravity. In an Instagram post, she said that she went through Thermage, a non-invasive procedure that she's been doing for the last three years. So what is it exactly? Thermage makes use of RF and lasers to reach the deeper levels of the skin tissue to tighten and activate collagen production. The result is smoother, tighter skin and a face that doesn't need a brush of contour. Would just lik...Keep on reading: Korina Sanchez Inserted What to Her Face?! .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago

Robin Padilla’s wife slams bashers for wishing “ill” on their daughter

Mariel Rodriguez blasted bashers on social media after several netizens posted ill comments regarding her one-year-old daughter, Maria Isabella, following Robin Padilla’s supposed “rude” and “racist” judgment during Sunday’s talent competitionThe post Robin Padilla’s wife slams bashers for wishing “ill” on their daughter appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated News21 hr. 20 min. ago

Fans, musicians mourn untimely death of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan

The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, the unmistakable force behind the ethereal hit "Linger" and the fiercely political "Zombie" passed away on Monday, Jan. 15 in London. The band catapulted to the 1990s alt-rock scene from the recesses of Limerick, Ireland, making pixie-haired O'Riordan's feisty yodeling and Celtic-influenced singing a familiar soundtrack to many Gen-Xers' youth. These mournful fans, along with the band's fellow musicians and other personalities, poured out their sentiments through posts in social media. The band announced the demise of O'Riordan in its official Facebook and Twitter pages, where flocks of fans wrote back.   Other fans w...Keep on reading: Fans, musicians mourn untimely death of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

21 SSS execs face graft raps

SOCIAL Security System (SSS) Commissioner Pompee La Viña yesterday filed multiple charges against 21 SSS officials and executives over alleged violations in the awarding of almost P150 million media contracts. In a complaint, La Viña also sought the immediate suspension and dismissal of all the respondents for violations of R.A.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Social media and the well being of relationships

I opened my Facebook account in December 2006 but never became its active user. I have 200+ Facebook friends and more than 350 invitations I haven’t gotten around to accepting yet. To some of my friends, my behavior is a bit of a paradox. I’m as social as can be. When I arrive at a [...] The post Social media and the well being of relationships appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Netizens cry foul on Robin Padilla judging over Korean nat’l on PGT

Netizens on Sunday released their ire on social media after action star and judge Robin Padilla supposedly humiliated a Korean contestant on the hit talent competition, Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT).  20-year-oldThe post Netizens cry foul on Robin Padilla judging over Korean nat’l on PGT appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Social Security Commission Chairman Amado Valdez on alleged illegal media transactions in SSS

CHAIRMAN Amado Valdez of the Social Security Commission (SSC), the policy-making body of Social Security System (SSS), said that the Commission has already instructed management last month to ensure alignment of procurement procedures in light of the recent Implementing Rules and Regulations covering media services and placements. “The Commission has instructed management, through its Bids […] The post Social Security Commission Chairman Amado Valdez on alleged illegal media transactions in SSS appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Rappler now, who s next? – netizens

MANILA, Philippines – The decision of the  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke Rappler's registration  for allegedly violating the Constitution has sent chills throughout social media on Monday, January 15. "Rappler now. Who’s next? Everyone is not safe unless you play along, but what happens to democracy if and when everyone plays along to whoever ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Dolce & Gabbana’s royal flush wows Milan Fashion Week

MILAN — Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana put on a show fit for a king Saturday with its regal-inspired men’s range modelled by some of the scions of the social media age in Milan. The show, King’s Angels, featuring sharp tailored suits embellished with patterned lapels and gold embroidery, took place under an enormous […] The post Dolce & Gabbana’s royal flush wows Milan Fashion Week appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Foreign trips could affect DU30’s Dinagyang visit

THE Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) confirmed that Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is set to leave the country this month, lowering the chances for him to grace the 50th anniversary of the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. PCOO Social Media Officer Director Princess Duque said the President has a scheduled trip abroad this week. “The President is due […] The post Foreign trips could affect DU30’s Dinagyang visit appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

TechCamp PHL invites youth to use tech to promote peace

LAST MAY 2017, a few days after the war in Marawi broke, a small group of young Filipinos from all over the country started the #MealforMarawi campaign in social media. That campaign successfully gathered funds and was able to feed up to 2,000 evacuees. It was a proof of how tech platforms and tools, if […] The post TechCamp PHL invites youth to use tech to promote peace appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open and two other events in the Bahamas and Florida. Golf Channel said it has been negotiating an agreement for nine months with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a union for tournament technicians at golf tournaments, such as the camera crew. The strike involves only tournaments that Golf Channel produces. The network also produces the CareerBuilder Challenge next week in Palm Desert, California. CBS Sports produces the following week at Torrey Pines, where Tiger Woods plays on the PGA Tour for the first time in a year. "Golf Channel has been working on negotiating an agreement for nine months with a union that represents our live tournament technicians," the network said in a statement. "Those efforts have not yet yielded a resolution, and we look forward to reaching a mutually agreeable contract. However, some technicians have chosen to walk off the job today. We have contingency plans in place, and will continue to deliver coverage." It declined further comment, such as how it will provide coverage. The Sony Open telecast was scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern, and starting times are set for the final group to finish in that window. However, the PGA Tour moved up tee times by about an hour, so that the last group finishes around 9:15 p.m. Some three dozen IATSE members from Local 665 picketed outside the main road into Waialae Country Club in support of the Golf Channel's technical crew. John Culleeny, an international representative for the union, said its members wanted Golf Channel to meet industry standards. He was not specific on the talking points that stalled negotiations. The video and audio crew had talked about walking out during the third round Saturday but held back for another meeting. Culleeny said the next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday. Golf Channel is producing three tournaments next week — the CareerBuilder Challenge, another Web.com Tour event in the Bahamas and the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, a PGA Tour Champions event on the Big Island of Hawaii. Along with the Sony Open, Golf Channel is televising the second round of the Web.com Tour event in the Bahamas, a 72-hole event that ends on Tuesday. It also is televising the unofficial Diamond Resorts Invitational in Orlando, Florida, for players from the PGA Tour Champions, LPGA Tour and celebrities. Golf Channel has headquarters in Orlando and likely will be able to have more complete coverage of that event. The PGA Tour sent notices to its players on all tours notifying them of the labor dispute. "We are working closely with our partners at the Golf Channel to provide as much television coverage as possible," the tour said in a statement. It said fans could follow the tournaments with real-time scoring on its website, through social media channels and PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM for the Sony Open......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Iran removes block on Telegram

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has lifted restrictions imposed during recent protests on the country's most popular social media app Telegram. Agence France-Presse journalists were able to access the service on Sunday, January 14, and officials confirmed it has been restored.  "The information concerning the end of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018