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List of some of the recent stories posted in MiniPhilippines.com. If you need to see much older ones, please use the search bar or refer to the right-column under “Archives.”

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The Vhong Navarro Beating in Forbeswood Heights Condominium
January 29, 2014

I just learned and realized that the condominium unit referred to the recent beating and torture of Vhong Navarro is Forbeswood Heights Condominium, the six-tower, medium-rise complex where I actually live. All of a sudden, I’m now interested in the case.

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Star World Philippines Launches American Idol Season 13
January 29, 2014

Star World in the Philippines recently launched Season 13 of American Idol to the online and offline media people in a private party and viewing at the Prive Luxury Club in Bonifacio Global City. Season 13 features Keith Urban from Season 12, Jennifer Lopez from seasons 10 and 11, and newcomer Harry Connick, Jr.

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Aubergine – Eat Well, Laugh Often, Love Abundantly
January 28, 2014

My dining experience at Aubergine Retaurant and Patisserie in Bonifacio Global City was divine. The food selection of their Business Lunch Menu was superb and the wine selection by our hosts from Le Cellier French Wine Selection was awesome. It’s a must that you try this one-of-a-kind French restaurant.

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Hennessy Artistry Manila Halo 2014 Photos
January 24, 2014

This year’s Hennessy Artistry Manila Halo was held at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier, The Fort, Bonifacio Global City. The party was headlined by international and local deejays and performers, including KimKat, Timomatic, Nicole Arsenio, UrbanDub, Motherbass and Jessica Milner.

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Back in Bacolod City for the Business Marketing and Social Media Summit
January 17, 2014

I’m back in Bacolod City since five months ago I was privileged to speak at the first Social Media Summit. Tomorrow holds another beginning as I join three other prominent speakers in our quest to educate the Bacolodnon community on the benefits of digital marketing in the Philippines.

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PLDT Installs Bohol-Cebu-Cagayan de Oro Fiber Cable System
January 16, 2014

A P400 million fiber optic submarine cable system has been installed by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), linking the islands of Bohol with its network in the Visayas and Mindanao region. This news comes as a boon to the entire outsourcing industry in the Philippines which relies on fast and reliable data networks in the country.

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New York Broadway, Off-Broadway Singers Perform for Yolanda Victims
January 15, 2014

An Evening of Music and Comedy – Disaster Relief for the Philippines, is a show with performances from Broadway and Off-Broadway singers and New York City based comedians to raise awareness and much needed funds for the relief effort in the Philippines caused by typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda.

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Maryland Sixth Graders Raise Funds for Yolanda or Haiyan Victims
January 15, 2014

Maryland sixth grader Kirsten Solloway, who has a Filipino stepfather, started a fund-raising drive with her classmate Ryleigh Justice for the benefit of the tyhpoon Haiyan or Yolanda in the Philippines. They raised more than $1,000 in 18 days which they donated to the American Red Cross.

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Amazon Web Services Launches Manila Edge Location
January 14, 2014

Amazon announced the creation of three new edge locations, including one in Manila, Philippines. Edge locations improve the performance and availability for end users of AWS customer applications being served by Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53.

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Government Green Lights Hydro, Wind Power Plants for 2014
January 13, 2014

The Philippine government issues the green light for several proposed power plants in 2014 as part of larger efforts to become 100 per cent powered by renewables within a decade. The Philippines is already one of the world’s leaders in renewable energy, with a third of its primary energy source coming from renewables.

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Archbishop Quevedo of Cotabato Named Cardinal by Pope Francis
January 13, 2014

Pope Francis has recently appointed Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo of Cotabato as cardinal. The Quevedo appointment clearly reinforces Francis’ vision of church in the Philippines and adds to the already powerful pastoral influence of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, who undoubtedly was influential in the appointment.

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Resorts World Manila Concert for Benefit of Yolanda Victims
January 13, 2014

Several well-known artists that includes Ryan Cayabyab, Joey Reyes, Rachelle Gerodias, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Sharon Cuneta, Kuh Ledesma, Leo Valdez, Audie Gemora, Jed Madela, Bituin Escalante, Pilita Corrales, Robert Seña, Isay Alvarez, Mitch Valdes, Karylle, Erik Santos, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez will be performing at the Resorts World Newport Performing Arts Theater on January 15 for the benefit of typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan victims.

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Staten Island Filipinos and Hilton Owners Stage Benefit
January 13, 2014

Community leaders of the 7,000 Filipinos living in Staten Island, New York and the owners of the Hilton Garden Inn will hold a benefit event on January 15, 2014 to raise funds for the benefit of the victims of typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda.

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Manila in World’s Top Property Investment Cities
January 13, 2014

Manila ranks fourth as the top most attractive global destination for real estate or property investments, based on a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Urban Land Institute in the Business Mirror. Last year’s report ranked Manila in 12th place.

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American Idol Finalist Helps With Yolanda Relief
January 12, 2014

American Idol finalist Jeremy Rosado has teamed up with Project HOPE to help in the relief operations for typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda victims in the Philippines. Rosado says he also plans to travel to the Philippines to help with the relief effort and probably perform to Filipinos who supported him in his run for the American Idol contest.

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8th National Career Fair
January 12, 2014

The 8th National Career Fair will be happening on Wednesday and Thursday, January 22-23, 2014 from 10am to 6pm at the Glorietta Activity Center in the Glorietta Ayala Mall, Makati City. The country’s top BPOs, KPOs, Medical, IT, Real Estate, Overseas Employment and various industries will be part of this grand recruitment event.

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Filipino-American is New Attorney General of Utah
January 11, 2014

Gov. Gary Herbert has named Salt Lake City attorney Sean Reyes as Utah’s new attorney general. The 42-year old Sean Reyes is the first ethnic minority to hold such position. Though some circles cite him as Hispanic, some newspaper articles label him with Filipino roots.

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Filipinos Not Part of Top 10 U.S. Deportees
January 11, 2014

Filipinos were not part of the top 10 list of ethnic minorities that were deported from the United States in 2013, which totaled approximately 370,000 immigrants. The number comes from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which is 10 percent lower than last year.

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Concert For The Philippines with Linkin Park
January 11, 2014

Concert For The Philippines with Linkin Park will be held on Jan. 11, 2014 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. It is organized by Music For Relief, responding to Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda to provide immediate relief to the 12 million people who have been impacted by the storm, which has caused flooding, landslides and massive destruction.

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Celebrating Soiree Beaujolais in the Philippines
December 10, 2013

The Soiree Beaujolais was a celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau, the new wine from the rich, fertile grape fields and wineries of Beaujolais region. It was held on November 21 at the Tent City of The Manila Hotel with guests from the diplomatic, corporate and social registers of the country.

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Create Wealth in 2014
December 3, 2013

There’s an upcoming event this December in the Philippines entitled “Wealth Creation Summit 2013” which might fit your bill if you’re looking for a seminar that has topnotch international and local speakers who have created wealth in their respective fields of expertise.

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How to Get Fast Business ROI with PLDT Cyberya
December 2, 2013

The PLDT KaAsenso Cyberya Package is a coin-operated, all-in-one surfing or gamine console designed as a high-profit, low-maintenance small business or jumpstarting a small business into a bigger venture. This small business offering is a partnership of Intel, PC Express and PLDT Home.

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How to Do Online Banking 24×7 with BPI Express Online
December 2, 2013

BPI Express Online 24×7 Banking is now even more possible with the advent of small devices and the integration of computing power in handheld cellular phones. A torrent of new, inexpensive computing devices such as laptops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones are everyone’s device to fulfil online banking using a BPI bank account.

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The Food Tour of Tuscany
November 28, 2013

Tuscany at McKinley Hill is the newest dining haven of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls which hosted a food tour for bloggers and the digital mavens of Metro Manila, a chance to discover Tuscany’s best-kept secret through a mouth-watering degustation tour open to the public.

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Cinemajam – Outdoor Movies and Music
November 27, 2013

Cinemajam is the first ever outdoor movie marathon and music festival in the Philippines which will be held on November 30, 2013 at Event Circuit Makati.

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Live Web Concert of American Idol Runner-up Jessica Sanchez
November 13, 2013

Jessica Sanchez, the global Filipino’s favorite and bet to the 11th season of the popular American reality-singing competition American Ido which she won runner-up, will be performing her first StageIt.com concert on November 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM CST (or 9:00 PM of the same date for the Philippines). All the proceeds of the half-hour show will be donated to the American Red Cross for the benefit of the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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How to Help Philippine Super Typhoon Victims
November 11, 2013

The international call for help has loudly been broadcast by several international relief organizations to come to the aid of the Philippine in lieu of the death and devastation brought about by super typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda. Here are several ways you can help through the various local and international organizations.

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Chasing Ice at the Science Film Festival
November 4, 2013

Chasing Ice is a film that showed the tricky assignment of acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog on the melting glaciers of the Arctic region. This film was premiered at the start of the Science Film Festival 2013 now happening across the Philippines.

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Introducing Soiree Beaujolais 2013 in Manila
October 24, 2013

The French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines—Le Club recently held a press conference to announce the upcoming worldwide French event on November 21, Soiree Beaujolais 2013, to be held at the Tent City of The Manila Hotel. MiniPhilippines was there together with other print and online media people. The event was hosted by Cyril Rocke and Champagne Morales.

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Three Filipinos Graduate from U.S. Military Academies
October 24, 2013

Three Filipino armed forces officers recently graduate from their respective U.S. military academies who all took their oath in a ceremony in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, giving pride and honor to the Armed Forces and the whole Filipino nation as well.

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Philippines to Host 10th Helen Keller World Conference
October 22, 2013

The Philippines is set to host the Helen Keller World Conference this November 6-11, 2013 to discuss the issues in development and implementation of human rights for deaf and blind.

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First Metro Securities Joins SunGard Global Network
October 22, 2013

First Metro Securities is the first broker in the Philippines to allow access to Philippine Stock Exchange trade securities for the SGN user community.

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Philippines IT Market Forecasted to Grow
October 1, 2013

The Philippine IT market is forecasted to grow by around 9.6 percent in 2013 to a value of 162.8 billion Pesos according to Fast Market Research, an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

January 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

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