The walls of Intramuros in Manila just got colorful as the Austrian Embassy in the Philippines painted it with pride and equality festival 2019 from June 25 to 30. MNLxVIE Equality Fest 2019 is a five-day celebration that started on June 25 and organized by the Austrian Embassy and its partners to promote equality amid diversity among various gender preferences. On June 26, the Intramuros Administration unveiled the pride-themed public

Manila water

Manila Water Company Inc. was successful enough to boost its supply for the benefit of its more than 6 million customers in the East Zone concession area by tapping other sources, said Tuesday. Jeric Sevilla, the concessionaire’s head of communications said an additional source by Manila Water is the Cardona Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which draws raw water from Laguna Lake and now produces 61 million liters per day. The

Angat dam

MANILA – Metro Manila’s principal source of water supply may be exhausted in just 3 weeks if rains fail to replenish water in Angat Dam, a scientist detailed on Sunday. Although rains brought on by the southwest monsoon and tropical depression Egay have slowed down the waning in Angat Dam’s water level, Dr. Carlos Primo David said the rains were not enough and the reservoir is still way below its


National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) proclaimed Thursday that man was arrested on Roxas Boulevard in Manila for estafa and for allegedly extorting money from his business partner. The NBI-Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (AOTD) identified the suspect as Ljubomir Calixterio Tamayo. NBI noted the complainant, who requested anonymity, recruited Tamayo as his business partner for JPM88 Manpower Agency in Ermita, Manila. The victim reportedly needed Tamayo, who is an engineer,


DAVAO CITY — Undefeated Samuel “Silent Assassin” Salva of Iligan City will contest defending International Boxing Federation (IBF) World minimumweight champion DeeJay Kriel of South Africa in Manila on August 24 of this year. In 2017, Salva TKO’d Marco John Rementizo of Cagayan de Oro in the first round of the October 15 bout in Iligan to win the vacant Minproba minimumweight title. The 22-year-old Salva with a current record


Taiwan is looking at attracting thousands of Filipino tourists to the Taiwanese capital as it launched the “Undiscovered Taipei” tourism campaign in Manila last Friday. Director Jerry Chuang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila noted a “very dramatic increase” in Filipino tourists to Taiwan, who reached around 419,000 in 2018. Chuang told reporters in Makati City during the launch, “Filipino tourists have become popular tourists in

Albert del Rosario

MANILA – Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario on Sunday proclaimed the Philippines was disrespected when Hong Kong authorities deported him despite his diplomatic passport. Del Rosario, a staunch critic of Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea, was denied entry to the special administrative territory of China on Friday and sent back to Manila. The country’s former top diplomat said that since his passport carries the seal of

Park Bo-gum

Korean star Park Bo-gum finally arrived in Manila on Thursday. Park is in the country for his much-anticipated fan meet at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday. Originally scheduled for April 27 but organizers decided to postpone it to June due to the earthquakes that rocked parts of the Philippines at that time. The 25-year-old actor kicked off his Asian tour in Seoul since January 26. He is also

Shinz┼Ź Abe and Rodrigo Duterte

Both governments of Japan and the Philippines engaged a $202.04-million loan agreement to finance the development a road network in conflict areas in Mindanao. A statement on Wednesday by the Department of Finance (DOF) stated Philippine and Japanese officials signed the loan accord in New Clark City late Tuesday. The arrangement calls for Japan to provide an official development assistance loan for the construction and improvement of roads in Mindanao’s

water festival

Manila, Philippines —San Juan City government stated on Monday that it would go ahead with the celebration of its annual Wattah Wattah Festival notwithstanding a water shortage problem in parts of Metro Manila that could deteriorate as dam levels continue to drop. Mayor Guia Gomez stated in a press briefing that rather than forgo the celebration altogether, they decided to refashion the festival, which began as a commemoration of the