May 2019

graduate

Wyn Marquez is setting her sights on teaching after showbiz and pageantry. Marquez is a Filipina actress and Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 titleholder just finished her Teacher Certificate Program at Southville International School. Southville noted she is also an alumna of the school’s Basic Education Program, describing her as “a homegrown monarch.” On her Instagram, Marquez posted a photo of her wearing a toga, quoting: “Southville touched my life and now

coconut

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said that Filipino planters may start transport of young coconuts to the United States and ease the domestic supply glut after Washington stated the American market is now open to the commodity. Philippine Agriculture Attaché to the US Josyline Javelosa issued a statement, “The US government has confirmed that young coconuts from the Philippines may now be exported through all ports in the US.” Agriculture

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2019

Samantha Mae Bernardo of Palawan finished second runner-up in the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas pageant, is in the running for two special awards in this year’s contest — Best in Talent and Best in National Costume. Pageant candidates competing for the two awards were proclaimed at the culmination of the pre-pageant show staged at the New Frontier Theatre in Quezon City on Wednesday evening. Including in the running for the two

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) conveyed on Thursday its gross revenue increased to P25.09 billion in the first four months of 2019. Run by the government, Pagcor stated the amount was an 11.4-percent or P2.57-billion surge from its P22.51 billion revenues in the first four months of 2018. Pagcor exceeded the P23.57-billion target for the period in review by 6.4 percent or P1.51 billion. Pagcor noted the P23.84 billion

container van

Around 69 container vans filled with over 1,000 tons of trash from Canada were finally loaded into a ship that would return to Ottawa on Friday. Teodoro Locsin Jr., Foreign Affairs Secretary on Thursday night skimped on the details of the reshipment procedure but merely posted photos of the loading process., “Going…going…going…,” he posted on Twitter to include in the photos having container vans being loaded to the M/Bavaria, which

Duterte

Pinoy celebrities has to be part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 200-member delegation to Japan, after all, for a reason. President’s meeting with the Filipino community at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo Thursday night will see presentations by around seven actors and performers. Filipino actors Philip Salvador and Robin Padilla will sing the Rey Valera classic “Maging Sino Ka Man,” along with Senator-elect Bong Go. Other song and dance numbers will

basketball

Chris Daniels, import of the Alaska Aces was quite frank to admit that his performance is crucial to Aces campaign in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Daniels presented his playing assessment after scoring just 17 points on a doleful 3-of-15 shooting in Alaska’s 100-87 win over the NLEX Road Warriors Wednesday that cracked a two-game losing streak. “I need to improve,” Daniels exclaimed. “If I improve, the team will improve.” The

arrest

A duo believed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were arrested by authorities Wednesday night, May 29, in Purok 4, Upper Ilang, Barangay Ilang, Davao City during a “major anti-criminality/terrorist clearing operation.” The two were identified as Haider Arasani Anjawang, 31, an occupant of Sitio Kapok, Barangay Panglayahan, Patikul, Sulu; and Al Faisal Abubakar Hassan, 40, an inhabitant of Ayel Village, Barangay Santa Barbara, Zamboanga City. Anjawang

flim

A star-studded premiere night for Regal Entertainment’s latest big-screen offering, Finding You. The advance screening was held on Tuesday night was attended by lead cast Jerome Ponce and Jane Oineza. The two young celebrities were joined on the red carpet by director Easy Ferrer, and its support cast including Menggie Cobarrubias, Kate Alejandrino, Claire Ruiz, and Jon Lucas. TV personalities Donny Pangilinan, Elmo Magalona, Heaven Peralejo, Albie Casino, RK Bagatsing,

President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) grew on Wednesday as investors set aside wider implications of a protracted trade war between the United States and China and instead focused on President Duterte’s working visit to Japan. The PSEi by the closing raked up 0.47 percent, or 36.46 points, to 7,797.75, bucking weak sentiments across the region. The broader all-shares index was also up 0.31 percent, or 14.74 points, to 4,804.79. President