On Friday, even as typhoon Hanna left the Philippine region of responsibility (PAR), Monsoon rains will still be encountered over areas of Luzon and Visayas. State weather office PAGASA said at 12:30 a.m. the typhoon left PAR. On Friday, but the southwest monsoon or habagat will continue to be enhanced. Hanna was situated 645 kilometers north-northeast of Basco, Batanes, with global name Lekima. It packs 175 km / h peak


Over the years, as it has been for the whole globe, Johnnie Walker has been an essential component of many Filipino festivities. This year, Johnnie Walker celebrates its omnipresence with its Vintage Design Pack Collection, as the Red, Black, Double Black and Gold Label Reserve whisky variants are packaged in boxes covered in designs inspired by the 1920s, 1970s, 1990s and late 2010’s respectively. The launch of the collection at

comic book

Marvel representatives announced at the latest San Diego Comic-Con that Filipino superstar comic book artist Leinil Francis Yu will take on the X-Men of Marvel Comics starting this October. Yu will team up with the superstar writer Jonathan Hickman who took it upon himself to raise the long-standing comic book characters back to an elite place one they loved from the 1980s to the late 1990s. Yu just went off


Five young adults with Down syndrome demonstrated that nothing was impossible because they worked as interns for an upscale bayside hotel in Pasay City. Recently, five-star Sofitel introduced a three-day internship program in collaboration with the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc. (DSAPI), according to Shai Lagarde’s Stand for Truth report on Wednesday. Each allocated to a particular assignment, from helping out in the kitchen to greeting visitors in


No less than the head of the financial team of the Duterte administration defended Land Bank of the Philippines after President Duterte threatened to abolish the state-run lender for allegedly forgetting his mandate to serve the agricultural sector, pointing out that more than a third of his loan portfolio to date backed farmers, fishermen and agribusiness ventures. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, who also chairs Landbank, said that in addition

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PETRON Corp. is placing its development plans on the back burner in the Philippines as it is waiting to stabilize worldwide crude oil prices. Earlier, the listed oil refiner said it was spending $1 billion to upgrade its refinery and expand its retail network over the next three years. About $600 million of this expenditure was allocated for its development of the refinery in Limay, Bataan. Petron’s business is getting

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The Police Regional Office (PRO4A) Calabarzon on Thursday directed anew its personnel to be physically fit, noting that police officers with big tummies have to shape up as this would be included as a requirement in the next promotional process. “I shall oblige those who have protruding tummies to reduce in two months. It would be included as requirement in the next promotional process. Those who shall not adhere to


According to a survey released by Blacklane, a global chauffeur and airport concierge service, Ninoy Aquino International Airport was tiered the 7th fastest Asia Pacific (Apac) airport to exit. Making it takes less than an hour for travelers to exit the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after deplaning, gathering their luggage, clearing customs and immigration, and walking to vehicles with chauffeurs—making the Philippine capital among the fastest airport terminals to exit


A Greek Cypriot army captain was condemned to seven life imprisonment terms on Monday after imploring guilty to killing five women and two children in a three-year murder spree in which he preyed on his victims online. Making the worst peace-time atrocities against women in Cyprus in memory, The case has triggered outrage and horror on an island where grave crime is relatively rare, and forced the resignation of the

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao, the 40-year-old eight-division world champion has been riled up by trash-talking from WBA champion Thurman in advance of the bout, with the unbeaten American swearing to send Pacquiao into retirement at Las Vegas’s MGM Grand next month. At his Los Angeles home on Thursday, Pacquiao stated Thurman’s remarks had fueled his training camp. Asked for his response to Thurman’s retirement jibes, Pacquiao replied: “My response to him is