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Coca-Cola has something brand new for Soda lovers 'Orange Vanilla Coke'
Coca-Cola has something brand new for Soda lovers that had always open for change. You're probably familiar with the flavors we've seen throughout the years, like Cherry Coke or Vanilla Coke. 

Now, for the first time in a decade, Coca-Cola is introducing new flavors, the orange Vanilla Coke and the Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar that will be available on Feb. 25 nationwide in the United States.

The new product will be available in 12-ounces cans and 20-ounce PET bottles. All Coca-Cola flavors now share a similar packaging design however, fans will see an updated names labelled.

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Sen. Loren Legarda pushes to give special allowance for Public Teachers on World Teachers' Day
Manila, Philippines - Senator Loren Legarda, chairwoman of the Senate finance committee announced that public school teachers can expect special allowance at P1000 per teacher on World Teachers' Day. 

The Senate bicameral panel has allotted P800 million as special allowance to public school teachers in the 2019 national budget.The said budget is still on top of the chalk allowance increase that the teachers has receiving for the past years.

The senator said that the teachers must be rewarded and recognized for their value and essential role they contributed in the society.

"We cannot overemphasized the importance of our teachers. They are our unsung heroes who dedicate their lives to mold the minds of the Filipino youth. They also do other duties for our country by assisting during the elections and aid the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in gathering data from households across the country," she said. 

The moved was to alleviates the burden of the teachers, who face day-to-day challenges in the educational system. "It is only fair that the men and women behind our successes receive the benefits and incentives they deserve," she added.

Legarda had became very supported to the increase in the chalk allowance since the previous budget. The teacher's chalk allowance was raised from P1000 to P1500 in 2015, then it was increased to P2500 and P3500 during 2017 and 2018, respectively. Lawmakers are eyeing to increase it to as much as P5,000.

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TNT Boys surprised by Ariana Grande at James Corden Show
Ariana Grande surprises the TNT Boys as she appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday (February 19) in Los Angeles.The trio finally met their idol, American pop star Ariana Grande - which was made possible by TV host James Corden.

TNT boys are currently contestants on the new CBS 'The World's Best' talent competition. The young boys performed the Dream girls song "And I Am Telling You" during the show.

Before their performance James explained why he decided to invite a treat to the TNT boys as his new favorite new boy band on planet Earth.

"I came to meet you... Your first words were, "Oh my God, you've met Ariana Grande."

Clueless boys was surprised when Ariana appears on stage to join the three. The boys continued with their performance, while controlling their wild behavior upon seeing Ariana on stage.

Grande also expressed her admiration for the Filipino singers.

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SSS contribution rate to increase by 12% this year
Manila, Philippines - SSS members will expect a 12% hike contribution rate this 2019, the move would replenish the fund's life of the agency by next six years.

Following to President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Social Security System (SSS) Rationalization Act, will allow to improve the agency investing capacity and generate more revenue for members and pensioners.

SSS members will be charged of one percent increase annually starting this year until, from the current rate of 11% will gradually fill up to 15% by 2025. This year's contribution hike will followed by three more 1-percentage point increases in 2021, 2023, and 2025.

At least two-thirds of the contribution rate increase would be shouldered by the employer. The measure will also offer assistance to SSS members who will encounter employment crisis or other problems.

Higher contribution rate, the SSS's fund life will be extended until 2038 - meaning, members and pensioners can still enjoy their benefits for at least 20 more years, SSS president and chief executive Emmanuel F. Dooc told the Daily Inquirer.

It can be recalled that SSS's life span was slashed by 10 years due to previously P1000 additional were given to pensioners starting 2017.

The new SSS law also seeks mandatory compulsory membership among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). At present, at least 500, 000 OFWs are covered  and they are seeking to hit the target to 2.5 million members. 

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Queen to perform at Oscars 2019 - Confirmed
It's confirmed! The 70s British band 'Queen' will rock this year's Oscars, the academy on Monday, February 18 announced via Twitter.

The Grammy-nominee Adam Lambert, who has collaborated with the original band members guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor has been touring together since 2011.

However, Bohemian Rhapsody, an award-winning 2018 movie that tells the story of Queen's iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury is up for five nominations at the Oscars this year as Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Actor for Rami Malek as Freddie. 
Other performers to expect are lady gaga and Bradley Cooper to perform "Shallow" from "A Atar Is Born," while Bette Midler will sing "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from "Marry Poppins Returns."

The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 24 (US Time) at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles California.

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Cristine Reyes plays assassin in new movie "Maria"
Catch Cristine Reyes in her first kickass action movie, Maria. The movie is directed by Pedring A. Lopez - joining with other stars are Jennifer Lee, Ivan Padilla, KC Montero, and Ronnie Lazaro. The movie will be out in cinema nationwide on March 27, 2019.

This movie would probably change the stereotype in the field of action movie in the Philippine industry. Cristine plays as an assassin in the new movie.

In the trailer movie that was uploaded by Viva Films, Cristine is both Lily and Maria who defend and fight to save her family.

The trailer was tagged, "Walang makakapigil sa kaniyang paghihiganti," follows the story of a former assassin Lily, who begins her new life as Maria but eventually his assassin side of personality is back after her husband and daughter was abducted.

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This digital art collections of Reyman Rubin looks stunning
Digital technology really plays an important role in an artists daily lives. Computers have changed the world and artists, too, increasingly make digital work. They reflect on the media, right software, and explore the limits of technical feasibility.


Artists right now are moving away from traditional pen and paper. Today, artists can use graphic tablets which allow them to achieve the same result on their computers.

Even when computer technology was still in its infancy, artists were exploring the medium. At a certain point, oil painting, which we all recognize as a traditional art form, was once seen as a new medium.

      "Para sa Diyos, sa aking asawa at pamilya, kaibigan at taga suporta...wala ako sa kinatatayuan ko ngayon kung di dahil sa inyo," Manny Pacquiao.

Here's one of the collections of the digital artist Reyman Rubin whom I followed most of the time in his Kuris2x gallery in Facebook.

Like some many other artists, Reyman who came from the family of artists started from the traditional pen and paper. He graduated in Arts and Design from La Consolacion Bacolod and now a Senior Creative Designer at Trade Kings Group in Lusaka City, Zambia.

          One of his huge billboard design & concept displayed at Zambia flyover.

"When I'm dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance,” Freddie Mercury of the Queen.

Baba Yaga (The Boogeyman) - John Wick 3

                                                          “The Notorious B.I.G./Biggie”
(An American rapper. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest rapper of all time.)

  “Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be tomorrow." - Juliet (1968)/Olivia Hussey

                                     “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

                  “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” - Lee

"I choose to live, not just exist"-James Hetfield / Metallica.
KURIS2X 2019

Guns ‘n Roses “Slash”
*Rock ‘n Roll to the world

“Ang himig natin
Ang inyong awitin
Upang tayo'y magsama-sama
Sa langit ng pag-asa.”

- Pepe Smith

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Sara Duterte drives a motorcycle from Ilocos Norte to Isabela for HNP campaign
Even they are lack in numbers, we admit that lady bikers are still on the run for their passion in driving big bikes.

The gals who ride, are some of the most close-knit, foxy, and loyal ladies around and there's no discussion on that.

                Photo Credit: ellaandelvis Instagram

One of those is the Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio who drove her big bike all the way from Laoag City, Ilocos Norte to Santiago City, Isabela. Despite of security risk as a politician, still she rock the riding lifestyle to attend a campaign rally of her regional party, Hugpo Ng Pagbabago (HNP). 

On her Instagram  post, Sara introduces "Ella," her Yamaha XSR 900, and "Elvis," her always ready husky stuffed toy, ready to ride anytime in any place right at her back.

Sara drove at a distance of atleast 400 kilometers from Ilocos Norte to Isabela.

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74-year-old man marries 29-year-old woman in a mass wedding in Bacolod
Among the 200 couples who tied the knot in a mass wedding at the Bacolod City Gevernment Center is the seventy-four-year-old Ricardo Tomayao and his partner Glaiza Cosme, 29.

          Photo credit: Sunstar Bacolod

Their love story could mean unconditional as Tomayao told Sunstar, "She's sweet, a good person, and I love her," he said.

Tomayao is a mechanic and a former public jeepney driver when he saw Cosme collecting plastic or scrap, when she was 14. He helped to finish Cosme in highschool, "He's older than me, but age doesn't matter because he's a good man," Cosme told.

The mass wedding event is part of the city's activity evry February to give a free mass wedding in line with the Civil Registrar's offices observation of the National Registration Month.

Source: SunstarBacolod

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Ashley Abad's boyfriend denies giving ecstasy to girlfriend
The boyfriend of the 19-year-old nursing student Ashley Abad who died from party drug ecstasy overdose has appeared before the Cebu City Police Office to clear his name.


 Neil Spencer Tiu denied the allegations that he gave ecstasy to Abad on the night she collapsed. Tiu was accompanied by his parents and it was interviewed by the investigating team who were tasked to probe Abad's death.

Chief Superintendent Debold Sinas, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) denounce to reveal the names of personalities who will be charged over Abad's death, saying that they are on the last stage of the investigation.

Source: Cebudailynews, Sunstar

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Chris Watts murdered his pregnant wife and two daughter for a desire to fresh start with mistress was sentenced to life in prison
Sorry was likely a meaningless thing to say from Chris Watts who was sentenced to life in prison by murdering his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their two innocent young daughters. The judge who's taking care of the case has decided to sentenced him with life in prison without the possibility of parole - the maximum penalty under a deal with prosecutors, in which he admitted guilt - the People reported.

           From: Shan'ann Watts Instagram

According to the documents reveal, Chris Watts worked hard to keep his affair a secret from his wife, Shan'ann Watts. He kept a hidden folder on his phone where he stored images of his mistress Nichol Kessinger.

In her defense, Kessinger called Watts a liar, saying that he told he's getting a divorce with wife Shan'ann.

"He made me believe that he was doing all of the things that a rational man and good father would do," she told the Denver Post.

                    Nichol Kessinger and Chris Watts         Photo

Watts was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for the killings, plus two more life sentences to be served concurrently, 12 years each for three counts of tampering with a deceased body, as well as 48 years for unlawful termination of pregnancy for the death of his unborn child.

Authority of Weld County district attorney revealed that the bodies of Shan'ann, Bella and Celeste were loaded to Chris truck and hid them at a remote oil work site: his wife buried in the ground and daughter submerged in two nearby oil tanks.

According to the report Chris had a desire for a fresh start, to begin with a new relationship with co-worker - his motive of murdering his family. 

Source: Peoplewishtv

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Watch: Pinoy nurse gets standing ovation with Elvis Presley song on "Ireland's Got Talent"
This pinoy nurse Rodelle Borja has captured the hearts of the audience and judges of "Ireland's Got Talent," singing his own rendition of Elvis Presley song "Can't Help Falling in Love."

Despite of feeling nervous, 29-year-old shy nurse had been able to deliver the song with all his heart that impressed the judges. Looking him stutter during the interview, still he did not let those fears over controlled him on stage but instead he keep on focus on his masterpiece.

"I applied for 'Ireland's Got Talent mainly because I want to inspire other people, especially all the stutterers around the world since I'm also a stutterer myself," he said in an interview.

After his performance, four judges and audiences stood up in cheers.

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OH MY TEA is your next self refreshing tea house
Craving for a new kind of milk tea taste? Here's a new place that is worth satisfying with their milk tea filled with brown sugar and cream cheese. 

The bestselling Thai Milk Tea are made from 100% imported Thai tea which prepared according to Thai tradition. There are so many Thai tea selections that you can choose, however, this brown sugar milk tea with melted cheese is the newest among the best.

Many had been crazy with this Brown Sugar Tea drink and Golden Sugar with pudding, both with enticing distinct brown-sugar syrup flowing down the sides of the cup.

Last thing you must try is their Golden Sugar Salted Cheese, for sure you'll not waste up to the last drop of its sinful sweetness. 

You may visit Oh My Tea branches at Robinsons Place Jaro, Iloilo and 111 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City.

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NBA All-Star Game 2019 Best Moments, Winners and Losers
It's nice to see once again the annual NBA All Star, it's purely for fun exhibition with a sort of twist of what people are expected to win. Jayson Tatum sank a half-court shot to win the Skills Challenge, Steph Curry got beaten by Joe Harris in 3-point shootout while the most awaited Slam Dunk was dominated by Diallo who win the Slam Dunk title. These are just some of the highlights in the 2019 NBA All-Star on Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

         With his superman suit, Hamidou Diallo jumping over 7'2" Shaquil O'neal.

The Brooklyn guard Joe Harris beats Stephen Curry in the final of the 3-Point Contest with the flaming long-range array.

For this years Skills Challenge, hosts Karl anthony towns and rapper Ludacris picked the following players and their respective groups. Pair 1: Nikola Vucevic vs. Nikola Jokic, pair 2: Mike Conley vs. Jayson Tatum, pair 3: De'aaron Fox vs. Trae Young, and pair 4: Kyle Kuzma vs. Luka Doncic.

 Tatum wowed the crowds in their final showdown with Young. Tatum is mostly shows-off his last of the best as he shot from the half court to cover Young's ball for the win.   

Dirk Nowitzki fire ball from deep three.

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Pinoy doll dress designer Alvin Ocampo transforms celebrities into doll miniature
This pinoy hobbyist Alvin Dave Ocampo's creative work really gives life to every subject he choose through a miniature. The 24-year-old doll dress designer once again is making a buzz online by his amazing doll version of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

From the national costume of classic parol and lava gown, he patiently embroidered every details of the iconic gown. Netizens went crazy over his creation with the lovely dress of their favorite celebrities.

Wayback in Star Magic Ball 2017, Ocampo made a classy version of Maja Salvador couture dress, Maymay Entrata's sparkly Mark Bumgarner gown and Kathryn Bernardo's dress designed by Patricia Santos.

           His version of Maja Salvador's Magic Ball 2017 couture dress

         Maymay Entrata Magic Ball 2017

          Kisses Delavin in her blush pink debut gown

         Kathryn Bernardo in her Star magic Ball 2017 dress designed by Patricia Santos.

           Welcome on board at Qatar Airways

Alvin who enjoy sewing and hand crafting has received a sewing machine as a gift from his supportive mom.

Photo from Alvin Ocampo Instagram

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