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PH-style selling in NY: 6 ‘gives’

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JESSY DAING-MUSBEH

Annie Batungbakal, meet Jessy, the peripatetic Pinoy saleswoman in New York. She travels from one customer to another, office to office, party to party. She has neither storefront nor website. Her business model runs on word-of-mouth, fueled by social media. Sometimes, she invites a group of working ladies to her showroom in her Jersey City home for drinks at a “Prada Party.” To those who cannot come, there’s the constantly updating Facebook page, Jessy Couture, which lists her merchandise with snappy visuals.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am students tackle cultural conflicts at summit

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A group view of the students and teachers who attended the Summit
FUNcilitators of Bonn Hildalgo and Decie Reyes
Professor Allyson Cubales. PHOTO BY LAWRENCE C. OCHOA

More than 500 Filipino American college students from all over the state met at the seventh annual summit of the Southern California Pilipino American Student Alliance (SCPASA) on Feb. 8 to explore issues facing “millennials.”

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH thanks for ‘Yolanda’ aid lights up world billboards

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The Philippines said “Thank you” on billboards around the world Saturday in gratitude for the massive outpouring of international help after a typhoon that killed about 8,000 people three months ago.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Selfie tops twerk as Oxford’s word of the year

Screengrab from Oxford Dictionaries website

Selfie is the 2013 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries announced Tuesday, edging out some stiff competition from twerk.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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One Filipina’s social media activism (and how it shaped the Aug. 26 protest)

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Roman Catholic priest Fr. Robert Reyes, second from left, prepares to run blindfolded along with supporters to protest the pork barrel scandal Friday in Manila. AP

Peachy Rallonza Bretana’s social activism has followed a pattern: she saw something on Facebook and got really mad.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Filipino consul says sorry, claims he was tired, provoked

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Jose Ampeso, the Philippine consul general to Vancouver, as shown in the video posted on YouTube: So sorry. Screen grab from www.youtube.com

He is sorry for behaving the way he did, but said he was unjustly provoked during a very tiring day at work.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino consul on YouTube had one too many, ordered home

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Jose Ampeso, the Philippine consul general to Vancouver, as shown in the video posted on YouTube: So sorry. Screen grab from www.youtube.com

He was probably out of sorts that day, but still Philippine Consul General to Vancouver Jose Ampeso should have known better than drink and reek of liquor while dealing with the public. It just doesn’t help to convince the world that it’s more fun in the Philippines.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Netizens to US: You break it, you fix it

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The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, a Philippine Coast Guard officer said.  AP

As authorities scramble to salvage a US Navy ship from the delicate Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Filipino netizens have expressed their lament over the incident, noting the protected area’s importance to global marine biodiversity and calling on the United States to make amends for the damage to corals.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DM9 JaymeSyfu’s fresh take on social media wins gold in Digital Asia Awards

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There’s a new team of players in the digital arena of advertising, and they’ve got their eyes on the Gold.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UK not hiring nurses, on Facebook or anywhere

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Beware of advertisements in social media networks enticing Filipino nurses to apply for jobs in the United Kingdom.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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