AFTER SIGNING OF RH BILL President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s government called for reconciliation on Saturday after a “divisive” birth control act was signed into law despite bitter opposition from the influential Catholic church.
Some P15 million in property was destroyed in fires that hit an industrial area in Taguig City and a ceramics company in Bulacan last weekend, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Monday.
Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank Promotions, said in an ambush TMZ interview
that Manny Pacquiao will be facing Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez for a
fifth time, and that he was just waiting for the Filipino ring icon to
return from vacation to start hammering out a deal.
PARIS: As the clock strikes 12 on Monday, millions
will pop champagne corks and light fireworks while others indulge in
quirkier New Year's rituals like melting lead, leaping off chairs or
MANILA, Philippines—Catholic leaders lambasted on Saturday the
“secrecy” that shrouded President Aquino’s signing of the reproductive
health (RH) bill into law and vowed to “exhaust all legal remedies” to
have it repealed.
MANILA, Philippines – Anne Curtis already has a list of things to accomplish in the coming year.
In an interview with Push.com.ph posted on Friday, Anne is “really
looking forward to…” and “very, very excited” for “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw,”
which co-stars Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla.
MANILA, Philippines – Beyond reaping millions of pesos since it
opened on Christmas Day, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry
“Sisterakas” has somehow filled a gap for moviegoers yearning for a new
breed of comedians following the death of Comedy King Dolphy last July.
In a bid to lessen injuries that may be incurred during the holiday
season, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in
Manila will be giving children's toys in exchange for firecrackers.
Health is the main priority of Filipino households when it comes to
spending, according to the latest updates on the Philippine National
Health Accounts (PNHA) released by the National Statistical Coordination
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police released on
Wednesday a list of firecrackers that are illegal to sell and use and
appealed to the public not to use these to reduce the number of injuries
during the New Year’s celebration.
The peso's rise is hitting call centres in the
Philippines, handicapping the global leader in the lucrative business as
it combats a challenge from top rival India, industry officials said on
MANILA, Philippines – Margie Moran-Floirendo, the second Filipina to
be crowned Miss Universe in 1973, has admitted that she initially felt
“disappointed” and “annoyed” over this year’s Philippine bet Janine
Tugonon’s first runner-up finish in the recently-concluded pageant.
In between giving an impromptu tour of his ultra-modern residence at
Forbes Park over the weekend, Manny Pacquiao rekindled the
not-so-distant memories of his epic brawl with Juan Manuel Marquez in
Las Vegas, admitting that he got hit by a perfect punch and vowing that
he will rebound from that horrifying loss.
MERIDA, Mexico (AP) — December 21 started out as the prophetic day
some had believed would usher in the fiery end of the world. By Friday
afternoon, it had become the punch line of countless Facebook posts and
at least several dozen T-shirts.
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Philippine
economy is expected to grow by no less than 7 percent this year, which
is well above the country's growth forecast of 5-6 percent, according to
economic managers here.
Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano has lauded the successful anti-drug
operation launched last Thursday by the Philippine Drug Enforcement
Agency (PDEA) against the Bergonia Drug Group which was operating a
shabu one-stop shop in Upper Bicutan and was using minors to peddle
TWO-TIME MVP James Yap posted 34 points as San Mig Coffee bounced
back with a 106-82 victory over Rain or Shine in the 38th Philippine
Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay
City on Friday. With one win each, the best-of-seven semifinals series
is now levelled at1-1.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Miss Venezuela came in third in the Miss Universe
contest, a disappointment for the South American nation that has won
more crowns in the pageant than any other country besides the US.
Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda may be sworn enemies in Star Cinema’s
upcoming movie Sisterakas, but in real life, the confrontations they had
in the movie only seemed to have strengthened their resolve and
MANILA, Philippines --- Obedience to law is not optional.
President Benigno S. Aquino III stressed this yesterday after
installing Deputy Director General Alan Purisima as the new Philippine
National Police (PNP) chief in change of command ceremonies in Camp
Crame, Quezon City.
MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission on Tuesday announced that 23out of 133passed
the certified public accountant licensure examination given by the
board of accountancy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar and
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in Doha, Qatar last October.
Paul Lee poured in 25 points, and led the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
in a huge third quarter run to bury Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 102-89,
to claim the last remaining PBa Philippine Cup semifinals berth, Sunday
at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.