Tony Bennett, masterful stylist of American musical standards, dies at 96

Associated Press 07/21/2023

NEW YORK — Tony Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards such as “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” graced a decadeslong career that brought him…

Gigi Hadid arrested, fined for marijuana possession in Cayman Islands

Anne Pasajol 07/20/2023

Gigi Hadid was reportedly arrested and fined $1,000 (over P54,000) after customs officers at an airport in Cayman Islands found marijuana in the American supermodel’s luggage. Hadid and her friend, who have since been released, arrived at…

Lost in translation

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 07/07/2023

In April 1899, Henri Turot, a French journalist, traveled to the Philippines and published, “The War in the Philippines” for the magazine Le Tour du Monde. Turot’s two-part reportage should be included in the reading list of…

American, Russian tourists die of heatstroke in Lapu-Lapu this month – City Disaster Risk Reduction chief

Futch Anthony Inso 05/19/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Two foreigners have died in Lapu-Lapu City due to heatstroke this month.  That is according to Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO). READ: Scorching summer…

US teen saves the day as school bus driver faints

Agence France Presse 04/29/2023

WASHINGTON – A 13-year-old American boy became a hero by managing to safely stop a school bus carrying dozens of kids when the driver lost consciousness. The drama unfolded Wednesday in the northern state of Michigan, when a teenager…

Fil-Canadian singer Tyson Venegas advances to ‘American Idol’ Season 21’s Top 24

Hannah Mallorca 04/10/2023

Filipino-Canadian Tyson Venegas is one step closer to becoming the winner of “American Idol” Season 21 after he advanced to the Top 24. Venegas, who made waves after winning the first platinum ticket of “American Idol” in February 2023,…

Filipino-Canadian Tyson Venegas wows ‘American Idol’ judges with ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ rendition

Anne Pasajol 04/08/2023

Filipino-Canadian singer Tyson Venegas left American Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan in awe as he sang Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” alongside his fellow platinum ticket-holder Kaylin Hedges. Venegas and Hedges paired up…

David Foster, Katharine McPhee serenade Vicki Belo in her home

Hannah Mallorca 03/26/2023

Celebrity cosmetic doctor Vicki Belo had the privilege of having renowned musician David Foster and his wife, American singer-songwriter Katharine McPhee give an impromptu performance for her in the comfort of her own house. In an Instagram…

Cebu’s Gesta to face American foe in main event of California fight

Glendale G. Rosal 03/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The 12-rounder lightweight showdown between Cebuano fighter Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta and American Joseph Diaz Jr. has been elevated as the main event tomorrow, Saturday (Sunday, Manila Time) at the Walter Pyramid in Long…

Gesta looks to family for added boost in upcoming fight against American Diaz

Glendale G. Rosal 03/17/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta dedicates his upcoming bout against American Joseph Diaz in Long Beach, California to his child and family. The 35-year-old Gesta, a native of San Remigio, northern…

Tommy Fury defeats Jake Paul in Saudi showdown

Reuters 02/27/2023

RIYADH— Jake Paul suffered the first loss of his fledgling boxing career as he was edged out by Tommy Fury at the Diriyah Arena on Sunday, with the British reality TV star scoring a split decision win…

Gesta to fight Mexico’s Diaz in undercard of Ramirez-Rosado showdown in US

Glendale G. Rosal 02/14/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano boxer Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta Jr. landed an undercard bout in the Gilberto Ramirez-Gabriel Rosado showdown on March 18, 2023, in the United States.  Gesta will face former world champion, Mexican/American Joseph…

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