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‘Drag Race Philippines’ Episode 1 and 2 recap: TITE, Flores de Mayo, and those shoes

MANILA, Philippines – After following a million seasons and foreign iterations of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Filipino drag fans finally came home to their own version of the Drag Olympics, with the premiere of Drag Race Philippines on Wednesday, August 17.   The first two episodes of the show dropped at once on several streaming platforms…

Cinemalaya 2022 to screen films in Ayala Malls Cinemas, SM Cinemas

MANILA, Philippines – Cinemalaya Foundation and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) have partnered with Ayala Malls Cinemas and SM Cinemas for the special screenings of the 18th Cinemalaya competition films.      Starting Wednesday, August 10, to Tuesday, August 16, five branches of Ayala Malls Cinemas will participate in the film screening –…

Sports icon Lydia de Vega dies after four-year cancer battle

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine sports icon and track legend Lydia de Vega died on Wednesday, August 10, after a four-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57.     “She fought the very good fight and is now at peace,” De Vega’s daughter, Stephanie “Paneng” Mercado-de Koenigswarter, said in a social media post late Wednesday….

Try vegan ‘garlic pepper beef’ by this Manila shop if you’re going plant-based

If you’re inching your way towards a plant-based diet, are already vegan, or just want to consume less meat during the week, how about some “Garlic Pepper Beaf” (yes, that’s how it’s spelled!) for your next meat-free meal?   Manila-based shop Shirley’s Just Vegan launched its newest vegan item – the Garlic Pepper Beaf –…

LOOK: Wanderland Festival teases 2023 return

MANILA, Philippines – It’s that time of the year again where we get to see our favorite artists perform live! It’s Wanderland season! Just last January 29, the complete line up of the artists was revealed and people are definitely excited for it.   What is the Wanderland Festival? It is an annual two –…

Sandara Park has returned to the Philippines.

Sandara Park, widely known as “Pambansang Krung-krung,” has shocked Filipino admirers by returning to the country. Park, who rose to prominence in the Philippines as a “Star Circle Quest” star, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport yesterday, July 27, as shown on its Instagram page. As of this writing, the singer has yet to…

Mati diocese launches an anti-mining campaign; priests notice bribery in the “donation”

DAVAO ORIENTAL, Philippines – After the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Davao Region has ordered the closure of a mining operation in Davao Oriental province after an investigation showed that it caused the siltation and discoloration of two rivers in Banaybanay town, Father Alfe Alimbon, one of the priests, claimed that Mati…

Fidel ‘Steady Eddie’ Ramos, former president of the Philippines, has died.

 MANILA, Philippines : Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos, who led a rare era of steady prosperity and peace that earned him the reputation as one of the country’s most effective presidents ever, has died at the age of 94, authorities announced Wednesday. From 1992 to 1998, he was known as “Steady Eddie” for his calm…

Monkeypox in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has recorded its first case of monkeypox, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday, July 29. DOH assistant spokesperson Beverly Ho made the announcement during the televised Malacañang press briefing.    “The DOH has detected the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the country,” Ho said. The case involves…

Magnitude 7 earthquake hits Abra, Philippines

On Wednesday, July 27, a magnitude 7 shocked the northern island region of the Philippines, with the epicenter located in the province of Abra. The earthquake was initially calculated by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) to have a magnitude of 7.3. As per Philvocs, the earthquake struck at 08:43 AM at a…

The beauty of Puerto Princesa

The Western Philippines’ Palawan Island has the seaside city of Puerto Princesa. In the biologically diverse Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, it serves as a starting point for boat tours into the enormous limestone caverns and subterranean river. Several dive spots are located around Puerto Princesa Bay, which is inhabited by long-nosed dolphins, turtles,…

PH Passport: World’s 80th most powerful passport for Q3 2022

With access to 67 destinations, Henley Passport Index Q3: 2022 Global ranking named Philippines as the 80th country with the most powerful passports for 2022. On July 20, the ranking was released by British immigration consultancy Firm Henley & Partners. It is the latest to its quarterly list. The passports were ranked according to the…

Philippine Arena

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Philippine Arena- It is also one of the biggest indoor venues in the world, holding 50,000 spectators inside a completely enclosed structure. Numerous sports, musical, and religious events have been held in the arena since it was opened. The Philippine Arena is located in Ciudad De Victoria, Bulacan, Philippines. Manila, the capital of the Philippines,…

Senate OKs Bill On “Lifetime” Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates

MANILA, Philippines – Senators approved a bill that would provide certificates of live birth, death, and marriage issued or lawfully validated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), local civil registers, and reports from the Philippines foreign service postings with permanent validity.   Senators adopted Senate Bill (SB) No. 2450 on the third and final reading…

Chot Reyes Takes Blame As Indonesia Ends Gilas Pilipinas’ Reign In Sea Games

MANILA, Philippines – Chot Reyes shouldered the blame as Gilas Pilipinas saw the end of its decades-long reign in the Southeast Asian Games come to an end. The Philippines failed to capture a 14th straight men’s basketball gold after a surprising 81-85 loss to Indonesia before a stunned Thanh Tri Gymnasium crowd on Sunday, May…

PH Breaches 50-Gold Plateau To Finish 4th In Sea Games

MANILA, Philippines – Gold medals from boxing and basketball sealed the Philippines’ top-four finish in the medal table of the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam on Sunday, May 22. Gilas Women and boxers Eumir Marcial, Rogen Ladon, and Ian Clark Bautista all delivered as the Philippines finished with 51 gold medals. (UPDATE: PH finishes SEA…

Carlos Yulo To Rake In Almost P1.7 Million As Most Bemedaled PH Athlete In Sea Games

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Other top earners include gymnast Aleah Finnegan, cue artist Rubilen Amit, and triathlete Kim Mangrobang as the Philippines bags a total of 52 golds in the SEA Games.   MANILA, Philippines – Carlos Yulo will get roughly P1.7 million in financial incentives following his outstanding performance at the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam, where he…

Seven dead and more than 120 injured in Philippine ferry fire

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The Philippines, which is an archipelago of more than 7,600 islands, is known for several water activities but also holds a record for poor maritime safety. On Monday at 6.30am local time, a high-speed Philippine ferry was up in flames. The ferry carrying around 134 passengers and crew. Reported 7 deaths from which five were…