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Nadine Lustre

Nadine Lustre received the award for “Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role” in the last 67th Filipino Academy of Arts and then Sciences, Sunday. She received her special performance as “Joanne” in the movie “Never Not Love You.” “Oh my God , I do not really know what I feel now. Combined emotions,” said the 25-year-old actress in her speech. She did not forget to thank her

Regine Velasquez and Teodoro Locsin

Filipina musician Regine Velasquez disapproved of Foreign Affairs Chief Teodoro Locsin Jr. remark on Thursday on clams amid reports of mass harvesting by Chinese vessels near Scarborough Shoal. The Philippine’s top diplomat in a tweet posted that the Department of Foreign Affairs is looking into the report, but noted that he would not be known as a “clam defender,” since these are “just f**kng food.” Several Filipino fishermen have stated

police

A preliminary report from Police Brigadier General John Bulalacao, Western Visayas Police regional director, noted that retired Police major Lito Pirote was taken by three armed men from Metro Inn Hotel in Bacolod at about 11 a.m. Friday, April 19. The retired police officer is on President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug list along with dismissed police officer Eduardo Acierto, in time of reporting of the abduction. Pirote was previously assigned at

Albert del Rosario

Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario stated for the first time that the United States played a key role in the events that led to the Philippines losing control of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to China in 2012 and reignited the dispute in the South China Sea, he said on Tuesday. Del Rosario added the United States brokered talks to end the standoff between China and the Philippines at Panatag and

arrest

An individual believed to be a ranking member of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf was arrested in Quezon City on Monday. Abuhair Kullim Indal, 32, AKA Annual Dasil and Abu Khair, was seized at the Salam Compound in Barangay Culiat on April 12, the Philippine National Police (PNP) proclaimed yesterday. Indal is purportedly a right-hand man of Abu Sayyaf leaders Furuji Indama and Nur Hassan Jamiri. According to PNP chief

basketball

The Elasto Painters’ complexity excelled once again in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals and ROS picked up a 93-80 Game 2 win over Magnolia Sunday at the Big Dome. It’s a new game, new set of role players to step up for Rain or Shine. Ed Daquioag tailed his solid Game 1 outing with a extraordinary one in Game 2, leading ROS to a commanding 2-0 lead in the

vote

Around a thousand Filipinos gathered to the Philippine consulate in Dubai to cast their ballots on the first day of the overseas midterm elections, poll watchers monitoring the electoral exercise. Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes noted this year’s electoral exercise seems off to a good start. The embassy in Abu Dhabi was likewise busy with voters as officials noted. “It’s very promising,” stated Cortes, “considering the deluge from 6 pm

voters

Around two million recorded overseas Filipino voters (OFVs) will cast their ballots starting on Saturday as the law-mandated month-long overseas absentee voting (OAV) opens in 85 Philippine posts in various countries all around the globe. Numbers from the Comelec Overseas Voting Office disclosed that of the 1,822,173 registered voters, 61.19 percent or 1,114,981 were female while 38.81 percent or 707,192 or 38.81 percent were male. Comelec listed that there is

comlec

A photo of a dog with a political campaign sticker placed over its body had the Commission on Elections (Comelec) condemn the action as reported on Tuesday. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez reposted a photo on his social media Twitter account displaying a politician’s campaign of a Metro Manila candidate stuck on a dog and criticized it as harassment to animals. “Seriously. Isn’t it enough that politicking has already trashed the

hydropower

The third straight month in April due to an increase in generation charge, which accounts for more than half of a household’s bill. Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) broadcasted in a press release on Monday that the overall electricity rate will increase by P0.0633 per kilowatt hour (/kWh) to P10.5594/kWh from P10.4961/kWh in March. “From P5.5973/kWh last month, generation charge for April slightly went up to P5.6322/kWh, an increase of P0.0349/kWh,”