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Did 2018 usher in a creeping tech dystopia?

We may remember 2018 as the year when technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s connect-everything ethos. The list is long: High-tech tools for immigration …

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Singer Jimmy Osmond suffers stroke during performance

Jimmy Osmond smiles at an Osmond 50th anniversary show at the Orleans hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada August 13, 2007. Steve Marcus, Reuters LONDON — U.S. pop singer Jimmy Osmond, who performed the chart-topping hit “Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool” as a child in 1972, has suffered a stroke and will …

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New Year surprise: UDD releases 3 new tracks

UDD, formerly known as Up Dharma Down, is composed of Armi Millare, Carlos Tanada, Ean Mayor, and Paul Yap. Facebook: UDDph Fans of UDD finally have a taste of the band’s long awaited fourth album, with the surprise drop of new tracks from the upcoming record on the first day …

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Blackpink’s Jennie reportedly dating EXO’s Kai

MANILA – Korean idols Jennie of Blackpink and EXO’s Kai are reportedly dating. News of the two artists’ relationship circulated Tuesday morning after Dispatch revealed Kai and Jennie went on a date in Seoul on November 25. Pictures obtained by Dispatch also show the two going for a drive before …

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‘Taba mo!’ Heckled during concert, Moira responds with kindness

Moira dela Torre performs during a Cebu concert in November. Instagram: @cornerstone MANILA — Moira dela Torre became the target of heckling during a yearend concert, the singer said, with her weight supposedly being ridiculed by the audience member. On Twitter, the “Malaya” hitmaker on Monday addressed the individual who …

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Lights

The little town of Carmen (a little more than 20,000 population) in Agusan del Norte attracts tourists during the Christmas season for its splendidly lit up municipal building and grounds located on a hill. The scene is a spectacular wonderland, with 8,000 tiny Christmas bulbs strung around the façade of …

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Happy New Year to one and all!

First off, allow me to greet all my readers in the Philippine STAR a very Happy New Year 2019. This is a year that we are going to have a mid-term elections which is an important year for the administration of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, because usually mid- term elections is …

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Electoral

Welcome to 2019. It will help to remember that this is an election year. Therefore, the figures inhabiting the political stage will be expected to behave a little differently. As soon as the haze of the holidays clears, we will be treated forthwith with a lot of politicking. Every policy …

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