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DOT Sends Invitation to Bid for Reversible Jackets for Birthday Celebrants Worth P1.3 Million

DOT Sends Invitation to Bid for Reversible Jackets for Birthday Celebrants Worth P1.3 Million

Philippines
The Department of Tourism (DOT) sent an Invitation to Bid to its registered suppliers for reversible jackets to be given to the department’s birthday celebrants, with an approved amount of a whopping P1,294,500. This is according to the tourism department’s document, which was posted on its official website last month. According to the DOT-BAC-IB No. 2018-009 (pdf file), the purpose of the project is to procure customized reversible jackets to be given as special tokens to all DOT birthday celebrants for CY 2018. As part of the requirement for bidders, the department said that prospective bidders should have undertaken a similar project within the last two years. As for the schedule of activities, the DOT noted that the issuance of availability of bidding documents shall be from Apri
Calumpit, Bulacan Barangay Captain Running for Reelection Threatens Non-Supporters, Witness Says

Calumpit, Bulacan Barangay Captain Running for Reelection Threatens Non-Supporters, Witness Says

Philippines
Barangay Captain Reynaldo R. Tarroza Sr. of Pungo, Calumpit, Bulacan is allegedly threatening residents who are not supporting him in his campaign for reelection. This is according to a Facebook post by RJ Nieto, aka Thinking Pinoy on Monday, May 7, merely a week to go before the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. “Nabati ko kayo kap kasi ayon ho sa mga residente diyan sir, na ang ilan e pawang kamag-anakan ko pa, tinatakot ninyo ang mga hindi sumusuporta sa inyo. Ayon sa isang testigo, sinasibihan niyo siya ng "pag na nanalo ako, may kalalagyan kayo at lahat ng kumakalaban sa akin, may kalalagyan." Thinking Pinoy wrote on Facebook. (I greeted you, Captain, because according to the residents [in your barangay] who most of them are your relatives, you are threatening th
Miss Universe Winners Back in Manila, Philippines to Host Miss Universe 2018?

Miss Universe Winners Back in Manila, Philippines to Host Miss Universe 2018?

Philippines
It appears that the upcoming Miss Universe 2018 beauty pageant will be held in the Philippines. This speculation came after Miss Universe 2017 winner Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa and Miss Universe 2016 title holder Iris Mittenaere of France arrived in the country on Saturday, May 5 for a series of Miss Universe activities. According to a poster via Empire PH CEO Jonas Gaffud’s Instagram, Iris and Demi-Leigh will be joining Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach at the fashion show called Grit+Glam, which will be held at the Cove this coming Tuesday, May 8. This fashion show is reportedly a pre-event to the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, with still no official date yet. But while the Department of Tourism (DoT) and the Miss Universe organization still have yet to confirm if the Philip
Watch: President Duterte Shops at Greenbelt Again, Treated Like Rock Star (Video)

Watch: President Duterte Shops at Greenbelt Again, Treated Like Rock Star (Video)

Philippines
As the world knows, President Rodrigo Duterte is always being treated like a rock star everywhere he goes. And despite all the controversies and criticisms against his leadership, his millions of followers do not seem to be bothered. Below is a classic example, where the president went shopping at Greenbelt, Makati on Saturday night, May 5. On the Facebook video uploaded by a certain Angel Abella, President Duterte can be seen being flocked by Greenbelt 5 mall shoppers and all of them were very eager to have a selfie with him. Aside from the Presidential Security Group (PSG) agents, there were also mall security guards who are all in smiles as they protect the president. You can also see President Duterte giving some of the mall shoppers a chance to have a selfie with him, and treate...
Watch: Sarah Geronimo Explains Real Cause of Breakdown During Las Vegas Concert (Video)

Watch: Sarah Geronimo Explains Real Cause of Breakdown During Las Vegas Concert (Video)

Philippines
Sarah Geronimo finally breaks her silence on the real reason why she had an breakdown in her Las Vegas concert last April 29. This is after various speculations surfaced including accusations that she walked out on her concert because she has problems with her current boyfriend, Matteo Guidicelli. Watch Sarah G as she explains on the video below. “I've been dreaming of it ever since I was a little kid. Hindi lang po ako naging prepared (I was not able to prepare) for everything, 'yung lahat, 'yung fame, 'yung pressure: pressure to stay relevant," A happier Sarah Geronimo told the audience during the Chicago leg of her 15th anniversary concert series “This 15 Me,” on Friday, May 4. "Ano ba next na move ko? Anong next na song ko? Ano ba ang next na pasabog? Ano ba ang susuotin ko? Ano
Look: Avengers Invade Barangay Elections Campaign in Davao City

Look: Avengers Invade Barangay Elections Campaign in Davao City

Philippines
The Avengers have invaded the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections campaign period, which started Friday, May 4. And yes, the more than 1 million candidates all over the country will do everything to attract attention, from happy-tune jingles to colorful posters, so that voters will remember their names during the election. And because social media is a very useful platform for promotion, barangay and SK candidates need to have tons of friends and followers to help them. But if you are creative enough, all you need is a single tarpaulin with a controversial theme, just like in the photo below, where candidates used the famous Avenger movie in their campaign. As you can see, there are eight candidates running for barangay captain and councilors (Kagawad) at Barangay 16-B. ...
Watch: Man Steals Cellphones From 2 Stores in Paranaque in Just One Day (Videos)

Watch: Man Steals Cellphones From 2 Stores in Paranaque in Just One Day (Videos)

Philippines
An unidentified man was caught on CCTV stealing cellphone from not one but two stores, in just one day. The first was one was in a store in BF Homes, Parañaque and the other one is in a spa, also in the same area. Watch his actions very closely on the 2 videos below, so you will see how his modus operandi works with almost no effort at all. On the first video, as uploaded at Pilipino Star Ngayon Facebook page on Thursday, May 3, a CCTV video shows a man wearing a striped shirt and a blue jacket is talking to a woman working inside a store. The video has no audio, but he can be seen showing some documents to her. The woman later puts a stamp in one of them and signed on it. Shortly, the thief stretched his right arm and stole the cellphone of the woman, who was busy stamping and signi
Rhinoceros Bones Suggest Humans Lived in the Philippines 709,000 Years Ago, Study Discovers

Rhinoceros Bones Suggest Humans Lived in the Philippines 709,000 Years Ago, Study Discovers

Philippines
There could be humans living in the Philippines 709,000 years ago, according to a recent study made by an international team of prehistorians. This after archaeologists discovered supposed hunting activities by people who lived at that time. The National Museum of the Philippines is also set to present this discovery to the public later this month. According to an article at online journal Nature entitled “Earliest known hominin activity in the Philippines by 709,000 years ago,” the said study was led by Dr. Thomas Ingicco from the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France, with Mr. Clyde Jago-on, Ms. Catherine King, Ms. Marian C. Reyes, and Mr. Angel Bautista from the National Museum. Based on the report, archaeological excavations in Rizal, Kalinga have been ongoing for several
Watch: Labor Day 2018 Protesters Leave Tons of Garbage at Mendiola (Video)

Watch: Labor Day 2018 Protesters Leave Tons of Garbage at Mendiola (Video)

Philippines
An angry netizen posted a video on Facebook showing tons of garbage that militant groups left behind after their protest rally at Mendiola in Manila on Tuesday, May 1. The protesters accused President Rodrigo of breaking his promise during the elections that he will end contractualization, also known as Endo (end-of-contract). Watch the video below. “Dito tayo ngayon sa Mendiola, tingnan nyo naman yung mga basura na itinapon ng mga nagra-rally. Tama ba ito? Inilagay lang dito sa ilog. Ito ba ang gusto nilang pagbabago? Ang basura, tinatapon kung saan-saan lang. Yan, yung mga ginamit nila.” JP Mortel Fajura said while filming a Facebook live video showing the tons of garbage. (We are nowhere at Mendiola, look at the garbage that the protesters left behind. Is this right? They threw th
Why Lazada Philippines Has One of the Worst Customer Service Ever

Why Lazada Philippines Has One of the Worst Customer Service Ever

Philippines
After two weeks of struggle with Lazada Customer Service, I finally got my refund. But my terrible experience will not let me change the title of this article so people will be informed not to use that store credit. Lazada is the biggest online shopping store in the Philippines and while it is gaining more popularity, it is also starting to steal people’s money by making customers suffer until they give up. Shopping through Lazada is safe, but if you want to make sure no one can steal your hard earned money, continue reading. I started using Lazada two years ago and I placed my first order on January 2, 2016. Since then, I accumulated a total of 37 orders with two return/refunds. The first return order happened last year and since the fund was deposited directly into my Paypal