Category Archives: In the News

Husband-and-wife team strikes ‘green gold’

The Rainiers Research and Development Institute (RRDI) started as a backyard business of husband-and-wife team, Dr. Rainier Villanueva and nurse-wife Victoria, who formulated their own herbal shampoo made from lawat leaves: the Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo. A neurosurgeon, pharmacist, and … Continue reading

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When the show can’t go on

United Press International (UPI) reported yesterday a rather shocking story of an ice-skating Russian circus bear that killed a trainer during rehearsals for a “Bears on Ice” show by the renowned Russian State Circus, which was on tour in the … Continue reading

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Death of an artist’s artist

The Philippine showbiz industry lost a great musical icon just recently. Master rapper, composer, TV host, photographer, designer, blogger (a Free Mind), and all-around artist Francis Magalona passed away on March 6, seven months after being diagnosed with acute myeloid … Continue reading

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His story: Barack Obama and ‘the moment’

They came, they watched, they cheered — and cried. For millions of Bush-weary Americans, Jan. 20, 2009 was the moment: Barack Obama, 47, was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States and the first African-American president. It … Continue reading

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Safe in the hands of a cool and composed Capt. Chesley

The name is Sullenberger. Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, III. And he will go down American aviation history as the “extraordinarily calm,” composed, and compassionate pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 — the hero, who saved the lives of all 155 passengers … Continue reading

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