June 2019

Sting

Sting, 18-time Grammy award winner will be performing at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on October 2 as part of his My Songs tour – of which the singer is currently performing in Europe. My Songs, Sting’s latest album, features reworked versions of Sting’s greatest hits, both with The Police, and as a solo artist – so those who catch his Manila concert can expect a set list that includes iconic

Runners

Around 10,000 runners are likely to participate in the Sesame Street Run Tour that will kick off at the SM by the Bay in Pasay City on August 17. The event is a five-kilometer run to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th year. Veronica Ramos, Aldenver marketing director on Thursday said, “This is a once in a lifetime event, and it won’t be staged again like on a yearly basis. The event

Jollibee

Domestic fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is mounting its footprint in Vietnam as it plans to put up 20 to 30 new stores a year. JFC Chief Executive Officer Ernesto Tanmantiong, after the company’s stockholders’ meeting on Friday stated, “We look at the population of Vietnam which is close to 95 million, about the same in the Philippines and still fast-growing market so there is a lot of opportunities.”

trophy

MANILA —Manny V. Pangilinan, chairman emeritus of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas looks optimistic to see arguably the most talented young boys’ under-19 squad the Philippines has ever built. “I’m excited to see them play,” Pangilinan stated on Friday ahead of the Gilas Pilipinas Youth’s conquest in the FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece starting this weekend. Led by 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto, 6-foot-10 AJ Edu, and 6-foot-8 Geo Chiu, Gilas

blast in Islamic State

A blast at a military base rocked Sulu on Friday killing five people, including three soldiers, and wounded 12 others in what Islamic State stated was an attack by its suicide bombers. The military added that the blast occurred at around noon at a base in Sulu. Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command spokesperson Major Arvin Encinas had stated earlier that the military was eyeing the Abu Sayyaf as the perpetrators

protest

Chinese military will be given prime Hong Kong waterfront land on Saturday, even as the city is busied by anti-Beijing protests and just days before the anniversary of its return to China. Massive rallies have shaken the semi-autonomous territory this month, with demonstrators calling for the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. Further pro-democracy protests are expected in the coming days, as residents mark

vandalized

Outgoing Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella met a surprise just as he could start his official duties as the new mayor of Cebu City on Monday, July 1, 2019, —the mayor’s office had been disengaged of its plumbing system and electrical connection, and it had been stripped of its ceiling, tiles and toilet bowl. The office has been occupied by Mayor Tomas Osmeña since 2016, after he defeated then mayor Michael

Monsoon rainy

Manila weekend looks showery as the southwest monsoon or habagat continues to affect the Metro and parts of the country, state weather bureau PAGASA stated early Saturday. Weather specialist Meno Mendoza noted the low-pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) will continue to enhance the prevailing southwest monsoon. The weather disturbance, which is likely to mature into a tropical depression in the next few days, was located

fish in sea

CAMIGUIN, Northern Mindanao — On attracting the growing dive tourism market, the first-ever dive festival in the south has been started in Camiguin, the northern tip of Mindanao, signifying the province and the region’s readiness to accommodate divers. Bo Mancao, a Cebu-based international dive photographer, noted “a couple more years” and the volcanic island could position itself as a “top diving destination in Asia.” Mancao added on the sidelines of

Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo

Korean actors and famous couple Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki are splitting up less than two years after their fairytale marriage, the couple addressed on Thursday, shocking fans across Asia. The co-stars of the 2016 hit television melodrama Descendants of the Sun — who played a soldier and doctor who fall in love — planned to seek a divorce due to personality differences. In a statement issued by his lawyer,