manila

fire

According to the Manila Fire Department’s Intramuros Station, a fire in a residential area along Leveriza Street in Malate, Manila was raised on to second alarm. Officers from the station stated the fire started around 8:00 p.m. and was raised to the second alarm at 8:57 p.m. Arson investigators still yet to determine the cause of the fire, and whether this was related to the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Zambales

rooftop

In the throes of a 6.1 earthquake that delivered buildings swaying in the Philippines Monday, water from a rooftop swimming pool spilled  down the side of a residential skyscraper in Manila. Stunning video footage displays the water pouring down to the ground, creating a massive waterfall some six-hundred feet tall. The water arrived from an 82-foot-long lap pool and a children’s pool on top of the Anchor Skysuites. The building

police

A duo of Nigerians was detained with P18 million worth of illegal drugs in separate buy busts operations over the weekend by anti-narcotics operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Naga City. Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal, Bicol police director, named the suspects as Azubuike Obiagjanwa Onwigbolu, 32, a businessman and resident of Angeles City, Pampanga and Mbaneto Sopuluchukwu, alias “Hermann Kurt Philip,” 22, residing at Acacia Estage, Manila. Onwigbolu

Tom green

Tom Green, a Canadian-American stand-up comedian is in town to hit the stage at the Ballroom of the City Club, Makati, tonight and he’s looking forward not only to make Filipinos laugh but also to indulge in adobo, lumpia and bibingka. How come a first-time visitor recognizes Filipino food? The connection is Green’s manager who happens to be Fil-Am actor Rob Schneider’s brother John. “It’s my first time performing in

voters

Around two million recorded overseas Filipino voters (OFVs) will cast their ballots starting on Saturday as the law-mandated month-long overseas absentee voting (OAV) opens in 85 Philippine posts in various countries all around the globe. Numbers from the Comelec Overseas Voting Office disclosed that of the 1,822,173 registered voters, 61.19 percent or 1,114,981 were female while 38.81 percent or 707,192 or 38.81 percent were male. Comelec listed that there is

university

Ateneo de Manila University’s (ADMU) executive director of the creative hub has resigned after prevalent criticism when Irene Marcos, the daughter of the later former president Ferdinand Marcos, was asked to grace a campus event. A statement on Friday cited ADMU President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin held he had accepted the voluntary resignation of Arete Executive Director Yael Buencamino. “In the spirit of transparency, Ms. Yael Buencamino has voluntarily offered

Manila

As for Maria Eloisa Bantique, traversing through the beelines of smoke-belching cars in Manila to find a driver keen on purchasing car knick-knacks is a necessary means of making a living. This mother of seven is one of many street vendors who work through the Philippine capital’s notoriously congested roads and highways every day, turning what is otherwise a drain on the country’s economy into their main source of income.

art

Vincent Quilop, who has quite a number of fanfare both online and offline over the years for his head-turner illustrations and eye-catching watercolor sketches, is among the pool of global talents and the only Filipino artist to be featured at “Uniting Nations through Art” by Art Vancouver, western Canada’s largest international and contemporary art fair happening this April 25 to 28. Collective frustrations over decades of Manila’s inconsistent city planning

TWICE

South Korean girl group TWICE announced on Sunday via the group’s official Twitter account, they are set to perform for their Filipino fans for the first time on June 29, 2019. Ticketing and venue details have yet to be proclaimed in detail. The world tour, which follows their recent sold-out Japan concert series “Dreamday,” will kick off in Seoul on May 25 and 26. Apart from Manila, TWICE will likewise

hydropower

The third straight month in April due to an increase in generation charge, which accounts for more than half of a household’s bill. Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) broadcasted in a press release on Monday that the overall electricity rate will increase by P0.0633 per kilowatt hour (/kWh) to P10.5594/kWh from P10.4961/kWh in March. “From P5.5973/kWh last month, generation charge for April slightly went up to P5.6322/kWh, an increase of P0.0349/kWh,”