Philippines Files New Protests Over Chinese Presence in South China Sea

The Philippine foreign secretary on Thursday ordered that new diplomatic protests be filed against Beijing over the ongoing presence of more than 100 Chinese ships in waters claimed by Manila in the South China Sea. Teodoro Locsin Jr., who is in the United States for an official visit, issued three messages via Twitter ordering the Department of Foreign Affairs to file the protests. The new diplomatic protests are the latest…

Celebrity moms’ go-to app launches holiday season gift packages

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (PSE: MPI)’s mWell PH, the fastest growing fully integrated health and wellness mobile app in the country, now caring for thousands of patients online, is fast becoming the go-to-app among celebrity moms who value health and put a premium on wellness.  Beauty queen, model, actress, TV host and new mom Miriam Quiambao-Roberto says she has become an avid mWell PH app user.  Celebrity moms Sunshine Cruz,…

ASIA – New App for Radio Veritas, to be missionary of Asia

Yangon (Agenzia Fides) – It is an instrument for spreading the Good News of the Kingdom of God and for sowing hope: with these words Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon and President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) officially presented the new Mobile App of Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), in a launch ceremony held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon on October 11. As Fides learned,…

Official says journalist’s Nobel Prize not a slap on Duterte | Federal News Network

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration belatedly congratulated journalist Maria Ressa Monday for being one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her fight for freedom of expression under grave risks. However, it rejected criticism that it was a slap on Duterte’s administration despite Ressa being a critic of the president, who opponents say veers toward authoritarianism. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said…

From Manila to Manhattan: Martin Romero on shooting celebs, street style in New York

New York is a dynamite city – exciting and unexpected. Photographer Martin Romero can vouch for it. Case in point: the first time he covered the Met Gala exits was only possible because he had ended up going to the wrong subway station. The third time? He didn’t even plan to go. He was only persuaded the night before by Instagram’s director of fashion partnerships, Eva Chen. Even after standing…

Meet the ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ season 10 celebrity housemates

ABS-CBN revealed the new batch of celebrity housemates that will be joining the reality show Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10.  After a series of teasers, PBB started announcing three new celebrity housemates per day on October 6. The daily reveal will continue until all 18 celebrity housemates for this season are introduced.  The upcoming season of PBB will feature three editions, beginning with the celebrity edition, followed by the…

Boracay-based radio broadcaster runs for Aklan vice governor

News / Visayas / Boracay-based radio broadcaster runs for Aklan vice governor Share it! [mashshare] Boracay-based radio broadcaster runs for Aklan vice governor ILOILO CITY – While many candidates in Aklan province are from political clans, a radio broadcaster based at world-famous Boracay Island is running for vice governor. Jonathan Cabrera filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice governor of Aklan Friday, October 8, at the Commission on Elections…

Celebrity candidates

More than 30 celebrities and prominent personalities will vie for the various local and national posts in the 2022 polls. Dave Almarinez will run for congressman San Pedro City, Laguna, accompanied by his wife Hazel ‘Ara Mina’ Reyes Almarinez.  Actor Arjo Atayde has officially filed his certificate of candidacy in Intramuros, Manila for a congressional seat in District 1, Quezon City on Friday. He is accompanied by Mayor Joy Belmonte,…

Celebrity chef bringing restaurant to new boutique hotel in Arts District

After Todd English moved to Las Vegas a year and a half ago, the celebrity chef says he kept going to a particular area of town: the Arts District. He went there for meetings, for coffee, to walk his dog or just to hang out, including when there wasn’t much going on after the pandemic hit, he said last week. Now he’s set to open a restaurant in the neighborhood,…

‘Stuff the Bus’: Annual event returns to help Head Start students in Monroe County

Special to the Pocono Record  |  Pocono Record With the start of school only a couple weeks away, it’s time to “Stuff the Bus” with needed supplies for Monroe County Head Start children. On Saturday, radio station 93.5 SBG and Pocono Services for Families and Children will once again partner on this annual school supply drive to help kids in the local Head Start program. This year marks the event’s…