Is too much screen time affecting relationships with our moms? Gerald Dizon (Philstar.com) - May 17, 2019 - 10:50am MANILA, Philippines — Smartphones and other similar gadgets today have granted us a myriad of conveniences that anyone living from decades ago would not have thought possible. But just like all good things, they come with a price. Statistics says it all Handy and lightweight, our mobile devices keep us connected whenever and wherever we are. According to social media management platform Hootsuite, 5.11 billion people now have mobile phones, and out of this, 3.26 billion use theirs to access social media. That’s almost half the world’s population. In the Philippines, 67 million people out of the 107 million population are internet users who are online for as much as 10 hours and two minutes a day. READ MORE: Filipinos are world’s heaviest internet users in 2018, report says In a … [Read more...] about Is too much screen time affecting relationships with our moms?
Lifestyle The new feature will also be available in 18 other countries, including Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and Laos. If you’re not looking for strangers, there’s also a Secret Crush feature for friends. 01 May 2019 06:28AM Bookmark Feeling lonely and thinking about changing your Facebook relationship status from “Single” to “In a relationship”? Before you head out into the real world to look for a date, try checking your newsfeed first.The social media giant announced today (May 1) the launch of its Facebook Dating feature in 19 new countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and Laos.The feature – which has been seen as a way of competing against popular dating app Tinder, minus the swiping – was released last year, with Thailand being the first Southeast Asian country it was offered in.“Currently, there are more than 200 million people who have listed themselves as single in their relationship … [Read more...] about Not in a relationship? Facebook launches its Dating feature in Singapore
MANILA – Jodi Sta. Maria takes pride that she and her former husband Pampi Lacson are able to set aside their differences to become good parents to their son Thirdy. "I think, at one point in life, you just have to forget some things that happened in your life. You just have to be selfless,” she said in an interview at the sidelines of the press conference of her upcoming film “Man and Wife.” Sta. Maria, however, stressed that it would not have been possible for the two of them to be in a good relationship now “if we didn’t have God in our lives.” “It's really possible. I would always say, hindi naman ito kaila, na it has only become possible through the grace of God. If we didn't have God in our lives, I don't think that we will be to reach this point in our relationship," she said. While they failed together as husband and wife, Sta. Maria said they are both doing their best in co-parenting Thirdy. “We may not be together as … [Read more...] about News ‘It’s really possible’: Jodi talks about co-parenting relationship with Pampi
BEIJING - China and Singapore’s relationship is not personal to any particular leader, and both countries want ties to stay warm even after a new prime minister takes over, PM Lee Hsien Loong has said. Singapore has been preparing for a transition for a long time, getting younger ministers to actively engage China on various bilateral platforms, said PM Lee, his comments coming at a time when preparations are being made for a successor to take over at the helm. "I hope that this (leadership transition) will go smoothly, and I think that the Chinese side very much wants the relationship and the friendship to continue. It's in the interest of both countries, it's not personal to a few or to particular leaders," he said. PM Lee was speaking to Singapore reporters in an interview to wrap up his five-day visit to the Chinese capital, where he attended the second Belt and Road Forum. On Monday (April 29), he met China's top two leaders - President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang - … [Read more...] about China and Singapore’s relationship is not personal to any particular leader: PM Lee
MANILA — Short of confirming he’s in a relationship, Vice Ganda said he has decidedly changed from the days when he would engage in “friendly” conversations through online chat, with the actual intent of flirting. The topic came up during the Saturday episode of “It’s Showtime,” where a “Tawag ng Tanghalan” contestant opened up about a recent relationship that ended because of his girlfriend’s discovery that he had been chatting with someone else. “Ang daming relasyon ang nagsimula at natuloy nang dahil sa pakikipag-chat, at ang dami ring sinira ng chat na ‘yan,” he said, as seen in the official video that has garnered nearly half a million views. When the contestant, James Alfafara, clarified that his chats with different women were “friendly,” and had no romantic context, the comedian protested: “Gasgas na gasgas na ‘yang linyang ‘yan — ‘Bilang kaibigan … [Read more...] about News ‘Magprangkahan tayo’: When ‘friendly’ chats harm relationships, according to Vice Ganda