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Manila drops 10 places to rank 104th in smart city index

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Manila, the capital of the Philippines,  dropped 10 places to rank 104th among 109 cities surveyed in the second edition of 2020 Smart City Index Report. The Smart City Index ranks cities based on economic and technological data and their citiz...

Booksale goes online

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Bookstore Booksale is now online, allowing customers to browse titles without having to spend hours in between their shelves, according to a report by GMA News. Available titles and other items such as school and office supplies are posted by branch...

Pandemic threatens human capital cains of the past decade

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that pe...

Music

BTS performs at music festival 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 20, 2020 loyalty account_circleMary Danielle Masagca

Korean pop group BTS performed their Billboard chart-topping single “Dynamite” at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival Sept. 19 morning and shared a video of their segment, according to a report by GMA News. They also sang their hits “Make It Right,” “Spring Day,&rdqu...

BTS releases ‘Dynamite’ video teaser 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 19, 2020 loyalty account_circleMary Danielle Masagca

BTS has released the music video teaser for its latest single “Dynamite”! The South Korean supergroup shared the 28-second teaser Wednesday 12 a.m. KST ahead of the release of the English single on Friday. Last week, the group shared their ’90s-inspired teaser photos featuring ...

Treasure posts highest first week album sales 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

K-pop boy band Treasure made a great start in their music career by posting the highest first-week album sales among artists who made their debut this year.  Treasure made their debut on Aug. 7 with single album “The First Step: Chapter One.” The physical version was released on Au...

QC symphonic band offers free online music lesson 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 14, 2020 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

The Quezon City Symphonic Band of the city government is offering free online music lessons to interested individuals. Vincent Leo Ramos, one of the conductors of the band, said in an interview on Thursday that the band seeks to help those who are already going through a lot because of so many thin...

BTS to hold 'online’ concert in October 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 14, 2020 loyalty account_circleMary Danielle Masagca

BTS will hold a concert online in October. During Big Hit Entertainment’s corporate briefing, which streamed on YouTube Thursday, the company said the pop group was scheduled to perform at a two-day concert in October. An announcement was immediately shared on Weverse, Big Hit’s online...

Spotify introduces feature to allow playlist sharing

chrome_reader_modeAugust 08, 2020 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

Spotify has updated its listening party feature which allows users to stream songs with others at the same time even if they’re physically apart. Spotify first launched in May the Group Session feature, which allowed groups of premium users to share control of their listening sessions with ot...

Blackpink releases new poster

chrome_reader_modeAugust 04, 2020 loyalty account_circleMary Danielle Masagca

Blackpink's much-awaited new single is dropping on August 28! The K-pop girl group made the announcement as it unveiled a gorgeous new poster. The title of the track and the artist they collaborated with are yet to be revealed. The poster has garnered over 110,000 reactions on Facebook as o...

BTS' Jungkook shares cover of '10,000 hours' 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 29, 2020 loyalty account_circleMary Danielle Masagca

BTS’ Jungkook just gave his fans a special treat as they wait for the group’s new single to drop next month. The K-pop star uploaded a swoon-worthy cover of Dan Shay and Justin Bieber’s romantic ballad "10,000 Hours" on SoundCloud on Tuesday. The song has already been p...

DJ Hyo to release new single next week 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon a.k.a. DJ HYO is set to release a song titled “Dessert” featuring Loopy and Soyeon on July 22. Her label SM Entertainment just posted a teaser photo on the official Girls’ Generation Twitter page, showing the artists in chic HipHop-style get...

Japanese girl group launches music video 

chrome_reader_modeJune 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

A new Japanese girl group called “NiziU” has released a music video for their feel-good song “Make You Happy.” Formed by K-pop superstar-maker JYP Entertainment, the nine-member idol group is composed of members who speak Japanese, Korean, English and more. Their names are ...

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