MANILA — Around 7 individuals were reportedly wounded in a blast caused by a gas leak at an establishment in Sampaloc, Manila on Sunday morning. Video of the incident showed a fiery explosion in front of the water refilling station along with some bystanders getting caught in the blast. Investigators stated that an LPG tank leaked and caused the explosion at a tea house adjacent to a water refilling station


In the fourth time so far, the famous American burger chain set up a pop-up store in Manila to sell its products. Which begs the question, will In-N-Out finally open a branch in the Philippines? Pinoy fans were able to get a taste of In-N-Out burgers around 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, via a pop-up store at Blackbeard Seafood Island at Venice Piazza in Taguig City. Unsurprisingly, these

Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe’s 2015 queen is set to fly to her hometown of Cagayan de Oro this August to visit the recently opened, Oro Pia community center. As such, Pia felt honored to have a community center named after her for her main advocacy over HIV/AIDS. Wurtzbach stated in an interview, “It’s named Oro Pia because ‘oro’ means gold, [and Cagayan de Oro is] a city of golden friendship.


The 58th Venice Biennale international art exhibition held at The Venice Giardini parkland in Italy. The exhibition, also known as Art Biennale, opened its doors May 11, 2019 and Filipino artist, Mark Justiniani, a Bacolod-born contemporary artist, is gaining the attention of international media for his work. The art exhibit’s theme this year is called, “May you live in interesting times,” an expression spoken ironically to mean living in chaos

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte recently signed into a law a measure that pursues to institutionalize energy conservation and efficiency in the country or the Republic Act 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act on April 12. An Inter-agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee were to be created to evaluate and approve government energy efficiency projects and provide strategic direction in the implementation of the Government Energy Management Program, which aims to reduce

Ayala Museum

In a social media announcement, Ayala Museum stated its 15-year-old facility, including its Heritage Library and ArtistSpace, will be temporarily closed to the public starting June for renovations. The museum will be open to the public until May 31, 2019. Renovations are expected to be finished by 2020. The museum will launch Ayala Museum On-The-Go (OTG), which will bring exhibits, workshops, lectures and concerts to the public while it is


Namfrel officials said on Tuesday said that their recent move to coming back to the Commission on Elections as its citizens’ arm sanction may not mean that the National Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) began a boycott move against Comelec. Namfrel closed off on “loose talk”—allegedly being spread by certain camps in the south—of a possible failure of election or a civil war in case of serious disruptions in the


A brewing storm also known as a low-pressure area (LPA) at the moment was spotted near Ilocos Sur, informed by state weather bureau PAGASA on Tuesday afternoon. PAGASA cited on its 4 o’ clock PM advisory that the LPA was last estimated 125 kilometers west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur. LPA’s channel reach will bring scattered rains and thunderstorms throughout Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, PAGASA added. Visayas and

Leila De Lima

Trial courts from Muntinlupa recently allowed Senator Leila de Lima to vote in the midterm elections on May 13. Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 granted the opposition senator’s motion to cast her vote under the Commission on Election’s escorted detainee voting system from an April 30 order posted on Tuesday. Branch 256 of RTC Muntinlupa arranged a similar motion of hers last month. De Lima’s media relations officer said

San Miguel Beermen

Be belligerent as Magnolia chase an imposing 3-1 lead against San Miguel Beer when they battle in Game 4 of their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup title series on Wednesday. Ball brawl time is at 7 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Owing to a stifling defense and a resurgent game by Rafi Reavis, who finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds on Sunday, Magnolia won 86-82 to take a 2-1