• 'PH should beef up marketing to be more competitive in int'l tourism'
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    'PH should beef up marketing to be more competitive in int'l tourism'

    Tourism industry players say the country should beef up its marketing campaign to make local carriers more competitive now that they can increase flights to the U.S. and Europe. Robert Lim Joseph, founder of the National Association of Independent Travel Agencies says without sufficient promotion, local airlines risk being overwhelmed by competition abroad.

  • Comelec launches 'Walkah-Walkah' Program to encourage voters to register
    Comelec launches 'Walkah-Walkah' Program to encourage voters to register

    The next elections will be held in 2016. But this early, the Commission on Elections is launching a campaign that will encourage voters to register. Dubbed the 'Walkah-Walkah' Program, Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez will walk across Luzon from Ilocos Norte down to Sorsogon in Bicol to talk to voters about the importance of voting. He will also get voter feedback about previous elections.

  • 4,000 job openings for Filipino workers in UAE
    4,000 job openings for Filipino workers in UAE

    Filipino workers are in demand in the United Arab Emirates. The Labor Department says more 4,000 job openings await those with the necessary skills.

  • Why MRT General Manager will not resign
    Why MRT General Manager will not resign

    MRT General Manager Al Vitangcol resists calls for his resignation, saying quitting at this time may be misinterpreted as an admission of guilt. Vitangcol says, he will voluntary give up his post once he is cleared of extortion allegations. Vitangcol also denies someone influential in Malacañang is backing him. Vitangcol believes the Czech Ambassador is making up the extortion allegations and says he is ready to face the diplomat in court. Vitangcol adds, he doesn't know businessman Wilson de Vera, the emissary who allegedly attempted to extort $30M from a Czech train manufacturer on his behalf. Vitangcol says, he never authorized De Vera to negotiate for him, but he also admits, it's possible De Vera did the extortion on his own.

  • Expressways to add extra toll booths, tellers
    Expressways to add extra toll booths, tellers

    Transport authorities are now working to ease traffic next week when commuters flock to provinces for the holy week break. Here's a look. For more news, click here .

  • Girl rescues 5 siblings from Quiapo fire
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    Girl rescues 5 siblings from Quiapo fire

    The flames quickly spread under the Quezon Bridge in Quiapo earlier this week. The shanties underneath were easily engulfed in fire. Among the more than 70 families affected were the Ronquillos, whose daughter rescued five of her siblings from the blaze. What did Angeline Ronquillo do to save her sisters? Watch the video.

  • What are REITs?
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    What are REITs?

    [ON THE MONEY] Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are a financial product similar to an ETF in that it's a basket of investment that trades like a stock. First proposed in 2009, REITs were stalled due to taxation framework. For more of On The Money, click here .

  • The world of male pageants: What's it like to be a 'beauty king'?
    The world of male pageants: What's it like to be a 'beauty king'?

    Are men also into beauty pageants? Wilfred Martinez Placencia Jr. was named the 4th runner-up in the first edition of the Mister Global pageant recently held in Bangkok, Thailand. In his Mornings@ANC interview, Placencia reveals what it's like to be a "beauty king."

  • Kilyawan Male Choir makes waves abroad
    Kilyawan Male Choir makes waves abroad

    2006 and 2008 were shining years for the Kilyawan Male Choir having bagged several international bronze and silver medals in the World Choir Games in China and then Austria. With their distinct repertoire, they recently marked another milestone by winning in the Silver Prize Category III at the 7th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition in Japan last March.

  • 3 beauty queens write book for pageant hopefuls
    3 beauty queens write book for pageant hopefuls

    Former Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz , 2006 Binibining Pilipinas-International Denille Lou Valmonte , and 2002 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Karen Loren Agustin-Ostrea , have written the book, The Secret of Beauty Queens . Quigaman said they agreed to merge their ideas and share their knowledge to beauty queen hopefuls. She explained, "We’ve never heard of a book like that in the Philippines. We decided this is the time so we can help girls who really want to join but they don’t know how [to go about it]." The book discusses tips on how to prepare for a pageant from coming up with the right poses and walks to giving the right response in the question-and-answer portion.

  • PH's Brazilian Jiujitsu champ turns to crowdfunding for int'l competition
    PH's Brazilian Jiujitsu champ turns to crowdfunding for int'l competition

    A Filipina athlete who's making a mark in Brazilian Jiujitsu seeks a world title. But to achieve that, she needs your help. Meggie Ochoa recently put up a crowdfunding project on makeachamp.com so she can compete in an international tournament in Los Angeles this May. Jiujitsu receives zero funding from the Philippine Sports Commission since it's not yet a fully organized sport in the Philippines and lacks a national sports authority.

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