Mark Jover

George R.R. Martin

Book author George R.R. Martin stated a suggested the series’ ending might be very different from the one seen on TV worldwide when he publishes the final two books in the saga. Worldwide, “Game of Thrones” fans have been nitpicking the series finale — and complaining about it — for days now, whether they may get another shot at elation, or disappointment. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, HBO showrunners were

painter

Environment group, EcoWaste Coalition calls on volunteers to use lead safe paints for a healthy school just in time for Brigada Eskwela. The group also remind partaking schools to be mindful of the government’s environmental and health policies. Thony Dizon, the chemical safety campaigner of EcoWaste Coalition, notes that lead is dangerous for the developing brains of children. “The mandatory use of lead-safe paints in schools has to be strictly

NPC

National Privacy Commission (NPC) is now looking into the supposed security and cyber threat issues that China technology firms, particularly Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., may be bringing into their foreign markets, including the Philippines. NPC Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro cited that its technology standards division is observing into this issue. NPC Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro during a presscon for the Privacy Awareness Week (May 25-31) stated, “Since they operate in

Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo is voted for a second term for presidency, official results displayed on Tuesday, in a victory over a would-be opponent who allied himself with Islamic hardliners. Official counting finished just before midnight and the Election Commission announced the formal result early Tuesday. Announced was Widodo won 55.5 percent of the vote in the April 17 election to 45.5 percent for his challenger, ultra-nationalist former general Prabowo Subianto. Subianto

Kiko Pangilinan

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has stepped down as president of the opposition Liberal Party soon after their vain bid of senatorial candidates over the May 13 polls. In a statement on Tuesday, Pangilinan said he takes responsibility for the complete shutout of their candidates. “As campaign manager for the Otso Diretso slate, I was unable to ensure our victory in the elections and I therefore assume full responsibility for the

boxing

Boxer Keith Thurman on Tuesday cites his plans to send Manny Pacquiao into retirement when they battle for the world welterweight title on July 20.  Thurman, 30, referenced an iconic bout involving his multi-titled opponent. “With all respect, (Pacquiao’s) a legend, he’ll always be remembered in the sport, but I’m doing to Manny Pacquiao what he did to Oscar dela Hoya,” Thurman stated. Pacquiao superbly wrecked dela Hoya in December

COMLEC

COMELEC to hold the declaration of winning senators and party-list groups on Wednesday, May 22. Comelec stated early Wednesday that Senatorial bet’s proclamation is at 10 a.m., while the proclamation of party-list groups will be at 7 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center. The Comelec initially scheduled the proclamation on Tuesday, but had to reschedule for a second time as the poll body was still canvassing election returns from

Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte reemerged in public last Tuesday after a week of absence amid tenacious rumors that he was ill. This week, the President greeted Thailand’s Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng, who showed his credentials to Duterte in Malacañang Palace. President apologized to Ruangprateepsaeng in his speech for being two minutes late. “I’m sure that you would learn so many things along the way. You won’t have a hard time.

JK LABAJO

Moira dela Torre has responded to fellow Kapamilya singer JK Labajo’s comments against “Idol Philippines” judges for rebuffing contestant Luke Baylon. Moira, hailed as the Most Streamed Local Artist for 2018 on Spotify, stated she respects JK’s opinion, as she told in her recent press conference. “He is entitled on his own opinion. I get why people are fighting for Luke kasi magaling naman talaga siya. I respect his opinion.

Huawei

Philippines’ top Telcos, Globe Telecom and PLDT Inc on Monday stated Huawei devices on their networks would be unperturbed by US companies’ move to cut off supply ties with the Chinese giant. Google suspended hardware and software supplies to Huawei in compliance with an order from Washington, stated Android services on existing Huawei devices would “keep functioning.” “We wish to assure our customers that the current situation at Huawei will