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A Website Is Looking For Someone To Spend P100k On Online Shopping

Do you love to shop online and want to get P100,000 shopping money for free? This job being offered by a local website might interest you.

Shopback Philippines, an e-commerce cashback site, is currently searching for its first Chief Shopping Officer who will be tasked to spend P100,000 on online shopping for a month. The new employee is free to splurge the amount on anything he/she likes from toiletries, clothing, to hotel accommodations. His/her main tasks are the following:

1. Run weekly shopping
2. Find the best deals on all online shopping sites
3. Record and document his/her shopping experience using Shopback

To apply, applicants must create a 1-minute video containing an interesting fact about themselves, 3 reasons why they want the job and why the company should hire them. They only have until May 12 to submit their applications HERE.

Shopback Philippines is website which gives you rebate or cashback for your online purchases in their partner sites including Lazada, Zalora, Book…
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Hidlyn Diaz Is Latest Under Armour Ambassador

Rio Olympics Silver Medalist for Weightlifting Hidlyn Diaz was recently announced as the latest Under Armour Ambassador at the recent UA Circuit Challenge held at Robinson’s Magnolia last weekend.

The UA Circuit Challenge is a two-part event taking place at Greenbelt 3 on Saturday, March 4 at 1pm. It aims to be a preliminary event to help prepare the participants of  the regional fitness challenge UA ‘Test of Will’, which is set to take place on March 25 & 26 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.

Now on its second year, UA ‘Test of Will’ will be held in 6 countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.

Participants in ‘Test of Will’ will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw.  Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each respective country will w…

Whale Carcass Found In Dinagat Islands

A sea creature's carcass washed ashore at Barangay Poblacion in Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands on Wednesday, February 22.

According to Cagdianao's Municipal Information Office (MIO), the carcass has been confirmed by the local staff of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to be of a whale. A specimen sample has been brought to the BFAR office in Manila to determine the specie of the said whale.

The whale carcass was 6.3 meters long and 2 meters wide from its dorsal to pectoral fins, MIO reported.

MIO added that the local government unit will be preserving the bones of the whale as memento of the rare event.

Paolo Ballesteros Bags 'Best Actor' Award At Tokyo International Film Festival

Filipino actor Paolo Ballesteros won the award for "Best Actor" at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival on Thursday.

The award is for Ballesteros' role as a transgender woman named Trisha in the movie "Die Beautiful." In his acceptance speech, he said he was surprised about the award and thought he was only attending the red carpet event for the closing ceremony of the festival, which celebrates its 29th edition this year. He also thanked the organizers for "embracing our film."

"Die Beautiful" also received the "Audience Choice" award. Directed by Jun Robles Lana, the movie centers around Trisha, who makes a living by joining beauty pageants. She unexpectedly dies while being crowned in a beauty contest. Before she died, her one last wish was to be presented as a different celebrity on each night of her wake. However, her conservative father wants to bury her as a man so her friends are left with no choice but to steal her b…

Blind Filipina Gets Standing Ovation, Makes Judge Cry On 'France's Got Talent'

A blind Filipino woman received a standing ovation and made one of the judges cry during her audition in the latest season of "France's Got Talent".

Alienette Coldfire, whose real name is Katchry Jewel Golbin, chose to sing the French version of the "Les Miserables" piece "I Dreamed A Dream" for her audition, which was aired on Tuesday. Her beautiful and emotional rendition of the song swept the judges off their feet, with one of them reduced to tears. The judges then gave her their nods to send her to the next round of the competition.

When asked how she learned French, Coldfire, who hails from Capiz, said her friends taught her the language for about three years.

"I learned with my friends through the Internet," she said. "When I heard Edith Piaf's 'La Vie en rose,' I wanted to understand the lyrics. That's how I learned French."

The 25-year-old Pinay also said that she joined the competition to prove that physica…

Miss Philippines Kylie Verzosa Crowned Miss International 2016

Another Filipina has bagged the Miss International crown.

Kylie Verzosa, 24, was named winner of the Miss International 2016 pageant on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan, besting 69 lovely ladies from around the world.

The Baguio City-born preschool teacher and model is the 6th representative from the Philippines who won the beauty pageant. She now joins the ranks of Filipino Miss International winners Bea Alonzo (2013), Precious Lara Quigaman (2015), Melanie Marquez (1979), Aurora Pijuan (1970), and Gemma Teresa Cruz (1964).

Check out the full result of the Miss International 2016 beauty pageant below:

Miss International 2016: Philippines – Kylie Verzosa
1st runner-up: Australia – Alexandra Britton
2nd runner-up: Indonesia – Felicia Hwang
3rd runner-up: Nicaragua – Brianny Chamorro
4th runner-up: USA – Kaityrana Leinbach

Top 15   
Argentina – Yoana Don
Canada – Amber Bernachi
Dominican Republic – Cynthia Núñez
El Salvador – Elizabeth Cader
Finland – Emilia Seppänen
Japan – Junna Yamagata
Mex…

PH Team Wins Historic First Gold At Sepaktakraw World Championship

The Philippine team dominated the premiere men's doubles event at this year's King's Cup Sepaktakraw World Championship in Thailand, clinching the country's first ever gold medal in the decades old annual competition.

Striker Rheyjey Ortouste led his team to victory against the Myanmar team, the SEA Games 2015 gold medalist, during the final round on Friday, scoring 35 points, 15 of which he harvested during the crucial third set. He and his teammates earlier beat the Thais, who are currently ranked number 1 worldwide.

The Philippine team also bagged the silver medal in men's hoop event and the bronze medal in women's hoop category, making this year their best performance in the international tilt ever.

The RP team was comprised of Rheyjey Ortouste, Ronsited Gabayeron, Jason Huerte, Emmanuel Escote, John Jeffery Morcillos, John Bobier, Reznan Pabriga, Mark Joseph Gonzales, JC Lee, Joeart Jumawan, Rhemwil Catana, Alvin Pangan, Desiree Autor, Gelyn Evora, Mary An…