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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…

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.

Junior New System Named Grand Champion At WCOPA 2016

Filipino dance group Junior New System made the Philippines proud once again after winning the highest award in their category at this year's World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held this week in Long Beach, California, USA.

The hip-hop crew bagged the "2016 Senior Dance Group of the World" and the "2016 Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World" awards during the finale of the annual international competition. They took home a prize package worth $7,500.

Last year, Junior New System made noise in Asia after making it to the grand finals of "Asia's Got Talent." The boys have been performing around the country and abroad after their "Got Talent" stint. They also  received the "Best Dance Company" award at the 2015 Aliw Awards.

The video of Junior New System's performance during the WCOPA 2016 Finals will be posted below once available.

Solar Eclipse Philippines 2016: Watch PAGASA's Livestream

A total solar eclipse will be taking place across East Asia, North and West Australia and Oceania on Wednesday, March 9.

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun as viewed from the Earth.

In the Philippines, the celestial event will be observed as a partial lunar eclipse which will start at 07:51 am, will have its peak at 8:58 am and will end at 10:14 am.

According to the PAGASA, Mindanao will have the best view of the eclipse with 80% eclipse obscuration, which is the fraction of the Sun’s surface area covered by the Moon. Luzon and Visayas will have eclipse obscuration ranging from 30-60% and 60-70%, respectively.

The state weather bureau will be streaming the whole event live on Youtube. Watch it below:

Cebu Pacific Brings Back Piso Fare Promo

Cebu Pacific's Piso Fare promo is back!

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Cebu Pacific, the country's leading low-cost airline, is offering base fares for local and international flights for only P1. The sale starts on March 8, 2016, and will end on March 10, 2016 or until seats last.

If the terminal fee, web admin fee and VAT are added to the base fare, a ticket for flights originating from the NAIA Terminal would cost P369.12 -- P484.12 if from Cebu and 384.12 if from Caticlan. For the rest of local terminals, one can get a one-way fare for as low as P184.12.

Seats for international routes are also included in the promo. Travelers can avail an all-in one-way ticket fare for as low as P701 for short haul and P751 for long haul.

The promo is valid for flights on July 1, 2016 until March 31, 2017.

Noypistuff Tip: Because it is getting so much traffic, the Cebu Pacific website may show errors. We suggest that you use the mobile app when booking. However, you have to have a…

5 Tips To Boost Your Immunity During The Holidays

Christmas is just around the corner and before you know it you'll be attending several gatherings, eating lots of food and going on vacations. But is your health ready for the holiday season?

The holidays can take a toll on your health for a variety of reasons. One is the change in temperature. The weather tends to be cooler during Christmas season which may make you and your family prone to catching cough, colds and fever.

Another is being exposed to large crowds whether in the malls or during Christmas parties. You will never know if the person you come in contact with has good health status or not.

There are more reasons why you may not feel so wonderful during the most wonderful time of the year. It is therefore important to take steps to keep you and your loved ones healthy this holiday season.

Give the gift of health to yourself and others this Christmas by following these five tips to pump up your immune system.

1. Observe proper hand hygiene and do it often

Health experts…

World's Biggest Anaconda Found In The Philippines?

A photo that claims to show the world's biggest anaconda snake that was purportedly caught in the Philippines has been circulating on Facebook recently.

Its caption reads, "World's biggest anaconda snake found in the Philippines in Negros Island virgin forest river. It killed 752 human beings and thousands of animals. It is 135 feet and 3 inches long and about 3000 kilograms."

We believe the photo is fake and there is no truth about the claim since there is no anaconda in Philippine forests and rivers because the snake is endemic in South America. Additionally, if you take a closer look of the image, you can immediately tell that it was edited, and poorly edited at that. It has not been reported by news agencies as well.

We were curious where it was taken so we searched for the original photo in the interwebs and we found this. It looks like the person who edited the picture just mirrored the said photographed of an anaconda and attached it on the photo of the gro…

Why Some Facebook Users Are Posting 'God Is Real' On Their Timeline

Have you been seeing a status post that reads "God is real" on your Facebook friends' timelines lately? Here's the story behind it.

Your friends posted it because they are taking part in a 7-day challenge wherein those who will like or leave a comment on the Facebook status are encouraged to post the following sentences for 7 successive days:

Day 1: God is real 
Day 2: God is good 
Day 3: God is faithful 
Day 4: God is my strength 
Day 5: God is my shield 
Day 6: God is love 
Day 7: God is alive

It is still uncertain who started this challenge but it seems to have been on Facebook for almost a month now.

Pinay Maid In Singapore Who Won P75 Million Lottery Accused Of Stealing Ticket

A Filipina domestic helper became an instant millionaire after winning the grand prize of a lottery in Singapore recently.

She took home SGD2.3 million (PhP75.5 million) which she immediately deposited to her bank account in Singapore, while sending a portion of the amount to her children in the Philippines.

However, a month after she claimed her winnings, the 44-year-old became the subject of a police investigation after someone lodged a report claiming ownership of the winning ticket and that it had been stolen.

According to a Straits Times report, Len (not her real name) was upset by the news and insisted that she has done nothing wrong but has given the police the information they needed for the investigation including her bank account details.

Len told the police that she bought the Singapore Sweep ticket at a Singapore Pools outlet in Tampines while on her way to accompany a friend to a money remittance center. She and the officers visited the outlet to ask a copy of the estab…

Another Oarfish Found In Antique, Japanese Folklore Says Sightings Foretell Earthquakes

A 12.75-foot oarfish, a rare deep sea fish, has been washed up on the beach of Barangay Maradiona, Belison, Antique on Thursday afternoon, August 13. This is the third sighting of an oarfish in the province in just three weeks.

On July 23, an 8-foot oarfish was caught by a fisherman off the coast of Tobias Fornier. The second oarfish, which measured 11 feet, was captured through a fishing net in Laua-an on July 28.

Oarfish is known as the "Messenger from the Sea God's Palace" in Japan. According to Japanese folklore, oarfish rising to water surface may signal a coming earthquake.

A Japanese scientist had said that there could be some scientific basis to this story.

"Deep-sea fish living near the sea bottom are more sensitive to the movements of active faults than those near the surface of the sea," Kiyoshi Wadatsumi, who studies earthquakes at the nonprofit organization e-PISCO, told the Japan Times.

Aware of the Japanese superstitious belief, the governor of …

Viral Video: Fil-Am Kid Tries To Break Taekwondo Board To Earn His Belt

A video of a little boy making several cute attempts to break a board using his foot in order to earn his first Taekwondo belt has captured the hearts of many netizens around the world.

In the video, the tiny Taekwondo jin tries every possible way he can think of to break the board even as his classmates giggle. Rohan, the name of the boy, perseveres and eventually breaks the board while screaming "Aya!", earning himself a white belt.

The clip was posted on the Facebook page of the Filipino-owned Peak Taekwondo and Fitness Center in California last Thursday which later became viral in the popular social networking site and then picked up by numerous websites and TV networks. The video has amassed 8.2 million views as of this posting.

The administrator of the Facebook page told us that the video was taken in 2011 when the school was opened. Rohan, who is Filipino-American, is now 7 years old, he added.

Watch Rohan's viral video below:

Krisel Mallari Full Speech Transcript (Video)

Krisel Mallari is currently the talk of social media because of her controversial salutatory speech which was interrupted by school officials.

Check out the copy of the full speech of Krisel Mallari below:

A pleasant morning to my fellow batchmates, to my teachers, guests, welcome to the 13th Commencement Exercises!

Sa okasyong ito ay pinipili kong magsiwalat sa wika na aking kinagisnan, ang wikang Filipino o wikang Tagalog. Taong 2004 ng una akong umapak sa silid-aralan ng eskwelahang ito, upang mag-aral. Ngayon, makalipas ang labing isang taon, ay narito ko sa inyong harapan upang ibahagi ang aking karanasan at magbigay-aral. Sa bawat taon na lumipas ay puspusan ang pag-aaral na ginawa ko sa eskwela, naniwala ko sa patas na labanan. Sa pagtatapos ng school year na ito’y isang hakbang nalang ang layo ko sa finish line, ngunit sa pagdating ko rito’y naglaho ang pulang tali na sisimbolo sana sa aking tagumpay, naglaho nga ba o sadyang kinuha?

Maraming tao ang nagbulag-bulagan sa isang …

Kia Soul EV Bags 2015 Motorweek Drivers' Choice Award

Kia Soul EV, Kia’s hip urban crossover and first all-electric zero emissions vehicle, won the Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle in the 2015 Drivers’ Choice Awards.

Airing on 92 percent of PBS stations across the United States, MotorWeek analyzes trends, new products and new technology to produce a list of winners that can be used as a car-buying guide by the show’s viewers. Admired for its practicality and fun design, editors at MotorWeek appreciated the roomy interior and cargo space of the Soul EV, which offers more rear seat leg room than other key EV competitors.

"As the centerpiece of Kia’s Clean Mobility program, the Soul EV has the best range in its segment, EPA estimated at 93 miles1, and it’s been recognized by Underwriters Laboratories for its use of bio-based materials," said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America (KMA).  "MotorWeek’s Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle award is a great honor from a respected source and a powerful endorsement of t…

Vigan, Philippines Voted As One Of New7Wonders Cities

The heritage city of Vigan in the Philippines has been named as one of the New7Wonders Cities of the World.

Vigan is joined by Beirut, Lebanon; Doha, Qatar; Durban, South Africa; Havana, Cuba; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and La Paz, Bolivia.

The said cities won the multi-round online and SMS voting from a pool of 1,200 cities from 220 different countries that were nominated. The winners, which "represent the global diversity of urban society," were announced Sunday, December 7.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Vigan in Ilocos Sur is dubbed as "the best preserved example of Spanish colonial towns in Asia."

New7Wonders Cities is a project of the New7Wonders Foundation, an organization looking to promote the beauty of this world as well as respect for cultural diversity. The group is also responsible for endorsing and promoting the Puerto Princesa City Underground River as one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

Suspension of Classes December 8, 2014

Suspension of classes has been announced in the following areas due to Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit):

ALL LEVELS (Kindergarten to College)

Region III
Bataan Province (Dec. 8, 2014)
Bulacan Province (Dec. 8, 2014)
San Fernando City, Pampanga (Dec. 8, 2014)

Region IV-A
Cavite Province (Dec. 8 to 9, 2014)
Laguna Province (Dec. 8, 2014)
Quezon Province (Dec. 8, 2014)
Rizal Province (Dec. 8, 2014)

Region IV-B
Oriental Mindoro (Dec. 8, 2014)
Romblon (Dec. 8, 2014)
Calapan City (Dec. 8, 2014)

Region V
Camarines Sur (Dec. 8, 2014)
Camarines Norte (Dec. 8, 2014)

Region VI
Sagay City, Negros Occidental (Dec. 8, 2014)
Capiz (Dec. 8, 2014)

Region VII
Cebu Province (Dec. 8, 2014)*
Talisay City (Dec. 8, 2014)
Lapu-lapu City (Dec. 8, 2014)
Mandaue City (Dec. 8, 2014)
Carcar City (Dec. 8, 2014)
Bohol Province (Dec. 8, 2014)

Region XIII
Butuan City (Dec. 8, 2014)

ParaƱaque City (Dec. 8, 2014)
Pasay City (Dec. 8, 2014)
Navotas City (Dec. 8, 2014)
Valenzuela City (Dec. 8, 2014)
Pasig City (Dec. 8, 2014)
Muntinlupa …

Cyclops Lamb Born In Ilocos Norte

A man in Badoc, Ilocos Norte got ecstatic when he won five sheep from a raffle recently. He became more delighted after finding out that two of them were actually pregnant.

But the surprise did not stop there for Nestor Aganon, who didn't have any experience on raising sheep before winning the raffle. A few months later, one of the ewes gave birth to a lamb with an unusually huge eye in the middle of its face, leaving Aganon speechless.

The farmer is now hoping that the cyclops lamb will bring him more luck. Aganon said he has no plans of selling his new-found lucky charm.

According to experts, genetic problems or toxins cause such birth defect in animals medically referred to as cyclopia, which occurs when the brain doesn't divide into two lobes early in the pregnancy.

Check out below a video of a one-eyed lamb born earlier this year in Turkey.

Baby Crawls Under Reversing Car; See What Happens Next

A 1-year-old baby was almost ran over by a car in the garage of his family's home in Brazil last Sunday.

A CCTV footage shows the infant crawling towards the back of the vehicle without being noticed. The car, which is making its way out of the garage gate, then reverses over the child.

Luckily, two neighbors who were passing by heard the baby crying and immediately told the driver to stop. One of them then took the baby out.

The little boy only sustained minor injuries, a slight burn on his ear and shoulder due to the warm car engine.

Inside the car were the boy's mother, sibling and stepfather who was driving. They were to go to a doctor for a check-up.

Watch the heart-stopping moment below:

Tornado In Cebu April 8, 2014 (Video)

A "tornado" struck Cebu City on Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2014.

According to the Philippine Information Agency, the tornado was seen coming from the South Road Properties and passed by Barangays Mambaling, Tisa, Labangon and Alaska.

"The tornado, shaped like a ball, darkened the skies in areas it passed over in Cebu City and caused power fluctuation at Senior Citizens Building," it said.

Mambaling experienced worst damage as roofs were toppled down and electrical wirings were cut, Simeon Romarate, Director of Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, said.

Via its official Twitter account, Visayan Electric Co. ‏said emergency crews were deployed to check the damage of the tornado in Mambaling area.

The Philippine Star, meanwhile, reported that the tornado damaged 29 houses and a sports complex.

Check out a video footage of the Cebu City tornado below:

UFO Sightings 2014: Deer Cam Captures Mysterious Lights From Unidentified Object In Mississippi

UFO sightings have been reported throughout recorded history. Among the most recent that made it to mainstream news took place in Mississippi in February.

A deer cam set up by a Jackson County couple on their wooded property captured mysterious set of hovering lights from a UFO.

Edith and Rainer Shattles, who used the infrared camera to spot wildlife in their fields, were shocked to discover the morning after that clear winter night the strange lights caught by their trail camera.

Images from the cam appear to show two beams of light before the unidentified object appears to fly off into the night sky.

"Well at first, I was trying to see if it was something or a reason for what we were seeing," Edith told WLOX news. "But the more we looked at it, the more we realized that it was something that was in the air, it was something that I had never seen before."

The couple's property is located at Cumbest Bluff, a remote area of Jackson County not far from the infam…

Breakdancing NYPD Cop Video Goes Viral

A video of an alleged NYPD cop in a breakdancing showdown has gone viral online.

Titled "NYPD Cop accepts dance battle against street artist. Cop kills it!," the clip was first posted on Reddit and later made its way on Facebook, where it was shared for more than 40,000 times as of this posting. Check out the said video below:

But apparently the man wearing a police uniform and dancing in the viral video is not really a cop. A former "America's Got Talent" contestant named Josh Vinyard, a.k.a. BBoy Elusive, has claimed he is the one referred to as the "dancing NYPD cop" in the video and clarified that he is not a cop but a stunt man. He said the dance battle took place at a set of a movie.

"Hate to burst the reality bubble but... I am NOT a cop! I am a stunt man who was playing a cop on a movie set that day," he said.

Here's a video of Bboy Elusive's performance on "America's Got Talent."