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Earl D.C. Bracamonte
Earl D.C. Bracamonte
scenographer-stylist. trained culinary. wordsmith. events host. musical theater performer.

Microsoft apologizes to KSA for unintentional Bing translation

Like the word Pinay that was made to mean "maid" not so long ago, it is the Saudis turn to be mad when Bing translation had inadvertently made the word "daesh" to mean Saudi Arabia in its engine. Microsoft Corp. has formally issued an apology to KSA, calling the error unintentional.

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Dept. of Transportation publishes guidelines on tarmac delays

The Department of Transportation (DOTr), through its Twitter account @DOTr_PH), posted the new resolution on tarmac delays. Domestic flights must be done deplaning after 3 hours; international flights after four hours. Check out the infographic below:   LOOK: NEW RESOLUTION on TARMAC DELAYS DOMESTIC FLIGHTS must be done deplaning after 3hrs; INTERNATIONAL after 4hrs pic.twitter.com/oVL375FPbD — DOTr (@DOTr_PH) August 30, 2016  

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Whiz kid visits the President in Malacanang

The Presidential Communications Office, in its Facebook page, shared a video of a whiz kid's visit to Malacanang Palace. Ethan Llanes', the Filipino-British kid of Ethan's World, video has gone viral a few months ago because of his cute inquisitiveness and clever quips about President Rody Duterte. "He is our lil' #PartnerForChange," read part of the post.

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Series-to-watch: Pretty Little Liars

In the seventh season, the series takes off from where it left in the sixth. After their plan of exposing their newest tormentor goes wrong and puts Hanna's life in danger, the Liars realize that the secrets and lies are far deeper than they thought and must find a way to bring down "Uber A" once and for all before it's too late. E-News, on its Twitter account @enews, wrote about the show's finale. In a post, it wrote, "It's really over: Pretty Little Liars is ending after Season 7.   It's reAlly over: Pretty Little Liars is ending after season 7. https://t.co/Yrzy8g4sTr pic.twitter.com/MEDaddDbKG — E! News (@enews) August 30, 2016  

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Ginebra wins third play-off berth

Brgy. Ginebra won against Star (116-103) at the close of the third playoff berth in the ongoing 2016 Oppo PBA Governor's Cup. While the Ginmen had their first lead towards the close of the third quarter, they, however kept the scores rising with 3-pointers that cemented their win. Ginebra King Japeth Aguilar was declared Player of the Game!

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Of canines and couture

Vogue Runway, in its Twitter page, celebrated #NationalDogDay by featuring 14 fashion designers and their dogs. The featured fashion meisters are Marc Jacobs, Philip Lim, Alexander Wang, Kim Jones, Anthony Vaccarello, John Galliano, Brandon Maxwell, Donnatella Versace, Wes Gordon, Roberto Cavalli, Peter Duda, Valentino, and gucci's Alessandro Michele.   Happy #NationalDogDay! Here are 14 fashion designers and their dogs: https://t.co/xPW9rCcbc9 pic.twitter.com/vzimi5ALy2 — Vogue Runway (@VogueRunway) August 27, 2016  

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Flight Advisory: Diverted flights to Clark due to bad weather

The NAIA and MIAA issued a flight advisory on a number of diverted flights to Clark Pampanga due to bad weather brought about by #DindoPH.   Flight Advisory: Diverted flights to Clark due to bad weather as of 1900H - 26 August 2016 5J 990 Gensan-Mnl 5J... https://t.co/gZKLuacHD9 — NAIA (@naia_miaa) August 26, 2016   In its Twitter account, NAIA, which issued the original list at 2000H (8PM) 26 August 2016 has Updated the same with the following inclusions: 5J 990 Gensan-Mnl 5J 566 Cebu-Mnl 2P 2544 Dumaguete-Mnl 5J 660 Tacloban-Mnl 5J 628 Dumaguete-Mnl 2P2058 Caticlan-Mnl 5J448 Iloilo-Mnl 5J622 Tagbilaran-Mnl DG6056 Busuanga-Mnl TK84 Istanbul-Mnl * 5J 704 Dipolog-Mnl Total diverted flights: 11 DG - CebGo TK - Turkish Airliness 2P - PAL Express 5J - Cebu Pacific     <

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Pres. Duterte leads 10th EastMinComm anniversary

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte leads the tenth anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinComm) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on Friday, August 26, 2106. The Presidential Communications Office is live streaming the event in its Facebook account. After bestowing service/merit medals, the Gold Cross, to men of valor; all of whom survived life-threatening situations in the call of duty, the President addressed the assemblage with concerns and issues that the government is currently involved with.

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Derek Ramsay campaigns for Habitat for Humanity

Film/TV actor Derek Ramsay is the face behind the latest campaign for Filipinos to have better homes. In his Facebook account, the actor posted a video encouraging everyone to be part of the initiative. In the post he wrote, "Please do support this project for the Habitat for Humanity and make a difference in this world." This campaign helps many families put a better roof over their heads. The plus cans will be individually signed by Derek himself.

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Pinay lass wins global beauty title

Elysha Dinn Rasay, who represented the country at the recently concluded Princess of the World tilt in Bulgaria, bested 40 other hopefuls to bring home the coveted crown. The young Rasay, after winning the local title in her hometown in Brgy. Bannawag, Santiago City, wowed the judges in talent presentation with a  dance routine, and equally impressed them in the Q & A segment. Elysha hopes to become a successful fashion model one day. She will be competing in another international beauty pageant in Paris, France in May 2017.

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