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Julia Barretto willing to play lesbian role with Liza Soberano

01/23/2020

Julia Barretto seems to be willing to experiment with roles as she revealed that she is ready to play a lesbian if partnered with fellow actress Liza Soberano. After some fans proposed to film outfit Black Sheep…

Blacklisting Angkas CEO to spook foreign investors, lawmaker warns

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 01/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos on Thursday rejected a fellow lawmaker’s proposal to declare as persona non grata the Singaporean chief operating officer (CEO) of motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas, as it might scare away foreign investors.…

City of Wuhan stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

Associated Press 01/23/2020

BEIJING – A Chinese city of more than 11 million people planned to shut down outbound flights and trains Thursday as the world’s most populous country battled the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds…

BI suspends travel agency for giving Chinese nationals with fake visas on arrival

Consuelo Marquez 01/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has suspended the accreditation of a travel agency for allegedly giving Chinese nationals fake visas on arrival. In a statement on Tuesday, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said they have…

James Reid, Nadine Lustre confirm split

Krissy Aguilar 01/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Celebrity couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre confirmed on Monday that they had broken up. The couple issued a joint statement aired over “Tonight With Boy Abunda” Monday night announcing their separation. “It’s true…

TWG: Motorcycle taxi pilot run to continue after Senate hearing

Katrina Hallare 01/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The pilot run on motorcycle taxis will continue despite an earlier decision to terminate it early, Antonio Gardiola Jr., the chairman of the Department of Transportation’s technical working group, said on Tuesday. “The sentiment…

Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member

Christia Marie Ramos 01/20/2020

  MANILA, Philippines —  Starting next week, motorcycles-for-hire will be declared “illegal” and will be impounded, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member Antonio Gardiola Jr. said Monday. In an interview with reporters at the…

Duque: Parents’ trust and confidence on vaccines recovered

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday said the government has now recovered the trust and confidence of parents towards having their children vaccinated. Duque made the remark after the health department reported four…

China Coast Guard ship seen moving back and forth near Ayungin Shoal

Frances Mangosing 01/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While a Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessel is in the country for a week-long visit to promote friendship and cooperation, one of its sister ships was spotted moving “back and forth” near the Philippine-occupied…

Maid in Kuwait sustained multiple, severe injuries; brain, heart missing – NBI

Tetch Torres-Tupas 01/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The brain, heart and some internal organs of Jeanelyn Villavende, the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who died in Kuwait were missing based on the autopsy conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Villavende’s…

Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Specialists of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) observed that the Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakened as of Monday night. However, they also warned the public especially residents of towns in Batangas…

BREAKING: Batangas placed under state of calamity due to Taal Volcano eruption

Cathrine Gonzales 01/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The entire province of Batangas has been placed under state of calamity on Monday following the phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano. The declaration was announced through a special session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng…

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