Fil-Am rapper Saweetie stars in McDonald’s latest celebrity collaboration meal

Lifestyle / Food / Fil-Am rapper Saweetie stars in McDonald’s latest celebrity collaboration meal Share it! [mashshare] Fil-Am rapper Saweetie stars in McDonald’s latest celebrity collaboration meal After its successful work with Korean boy band superstar BTS, McDonald’s is serving a new celebrity meal collaboration with hip hop artist Saweetie. The Saweetie Meal (Photo from McDonald’s) The half-Filipino rapper and the global fast food brand has been hinting about the…

Celebrities support pro-artists digital app VNT Vention

Stars Ivana Alawi and Gloc 9 will be around to launch VNT Vention digital marketplace designed for local artists, including famous showbiz people.  VNT Vention fair launch will be streamed on its Facebook page and YouTube channel at 4:00 p.m. (July 30). The program will be hosted by Daiana Meneses and Marvin Faviz, with stars Ivana Alawi and Gloc-9  as special guests.  Labeled Pancakeswap Fair Launch, the launch happening today…

Manila Community Radio to mark first anniversary with Oh, Flamingo!, AHJU$$I and more

Manila Community Radio is marking its first anniversary with virtual celebrations dubbed MCR At 1: Online Anniversary Fiesta. The celebrations will take place across two days: July 31 (Saturday), and August 8 (Sunday). Listeners can tune in via the official Manila Community Radio website. The virtual celebrations will feature several of Manila Community Radio’s residents including BuwanBuwan Collective, Ikigai Radio, The Flying Lugaw and acts like Oh, Flamingo!, AHJU$$I, and…

Unregistered, celebrity-backed ‘Lyka’ told to cease operations by BSP

MANILA, Philippines—The central bank on Friday (July 23) ordered popular social media-based platform Lyka—which counts as endorsers celebrities Ivana Alawi, Pia Wurtzbach, Coco Martin and Nadine Lustre, among others—to cease its services in the Philippines for being an unregistered payment system operator. In a statement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said it also “invited” Lyka to register itself with the regulator as required by Republic Act No. 11127 or…

Asia Minute: Duterte’s Long Goodbye in Manila

The president of the Philippines now has less than a year left in office. He gave a nationally televised address to the country on Monday—with a familiar tone of confrontation—and controversy. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte set a record this week for the longest annual State of the Nation Address to the Philippine Congress since Ferdinand Marcos left office in 1986. It was Duterte’s last, although he’s considering a run for…

Philippines evacuates thousands as monsoon rains flood Manila, provinces

MANILA, July 24 (Reuters) – Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. The national disaster agency said about 15,000 people, most of them from a flood-prone Manila suburb, had moved into evacuation centres. “We decided to evacuate early,” said Luzviminda Tayson, 61. “We don’t want the…

US celebrity chefs pay $600,000 over sexual harassment

posted July 24, 2021 at 09:40 pmby  AFP US celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich agreed to pay $600,000 in a settlement to 20 former employees over sexual harassment allegations, the New York Attorney General said Friday.A four-year investigation launched after accusations of sexual harassment were leveled against Batali concluded that “more than 20 employees were subjected to a hostile work environment in which female and male employees were…

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits south of the Philippine capital

* Quake strong but not yet destructive – seismology agency chief * Residents in the capital wake up to quake * Philippines experiences frequent quakes MANILA, July 24 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck south of the Philippine capital early on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The agency said aftershocks were expected from the tectonic earthquake, which had a depth of 116 kilometres (72.08…

FAMOUS: ‘Caught In the Act’ interview with Director Perry Escano

Director Perry Escaño In an exclusive virtual interview with “Caught in the Act” writer and director Perry Escaño, he revealed that he is one filmmaker who believes that the Filipino talent in film production is world-class given the right budget and equipment. “This film (Caught in the Act) shows how gifted Filipinos are when it comes to high technology development and production. The video promotes positive Filipino characteristics such as…

‘My Roommate Is a Gumiho’ actor tests positive for COVID-19

King Kang-min One of the actors in the recently concluded Korean drama “My Roommate Is a Gumiho” has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The agency Initial Entertainment made the announcement on July 22 about 25-year-old actor Kim Kang-min, who played the role of Jung Seok in “My Roommate Is a Gumiho,” which starred Jang Ki-yong and Lee Hyeri. “Actor Kim Kang-min, a member of our company, was diagnosed…