JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

05/27/2020

LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday…

Hayley Williams becomes first female artist to top Billboard’s rock chart

05/21/2020

Hayley Williams became the first female artist to reach the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart with her latest record titled “Petals for Armor.” The achievement comes just weeks after the singer released the…

Radcliffe, Beckham to read first ‘Harry Potter’ fantasy book

05/06/2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe, David Beckham and Dakota Fanning will take part in chapter-by-chapter readings of J.K. Rowling’s first “Harry Potter” book. Rowling’s Wizarding World announced Tuesday on Twitter that all 17 chapters of “Harry…

Singapore launches first drone delivery service

04/29/2020

Singapore’s first drone delivery service has begun by taking vitamins to a ship, with its operator saying Wednesday the devices are crucial in reducing human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. The use of drones is part of the…

Gigi Hadid pregnant, expecting first child with Zayn Malik—reports

04/29/2020

Gigi Hadid is reportedly pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik. The model is a few months along and has disclosed the news to close friends and family, as per Entertainment Tonight yesterday, April 28.…

DSWD says P100B ready for release; poorest first

Patricia Denise M. Chiu 04/03/2020

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Thursday said it had received the first P100 billion of the P200 billion worth of emergency subsidy or cash aid to about 18 million poor families affected by…

First Black Dragon branch in PH opens in Cebu

Marc Cosep 02/26/2020

Get ready milk tea lovers because Black Dragon is now in Cebu! Famous all over Asia for its black boba “bubble” milk tea, Black Dragon’s first branch in the Philippines is located here in Cebu, at the…

Jaybie Mantilla’s mom, brothers, embark on first plane ride to watch UP-UST semis duel

Immae Lachica 11/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—It is a given that family is an athlete’s biggest supporter. Cebuano cager Jaybie Mantilla was reminded of this just recently when his entire family from Cebu flew to Manila to cheer for him as…

First man to perform spacewalk dies

10/12/2019

MOSCOW — Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said it…

Cebu band 1AM working on first EP 

Michelle Joy Padayhag 09/26/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebu-based band 1AM is now working on its first extended play (EP)  record entitled “Bare.” Kyle Maraton, the band’s vocalist, confirmed to CDN Digital that “Bare” will be released anytime this month with five songs,…

The Bellevue Resort made history as the first BAHRR Inter-resort League Champion

PR 09/17/2019

The Bohol Association of Hotels Resorts and Restaurants (BAHRR) proudly announced The Bellevue Resort as the Champion of its first ever Inter-Resort Basketball League in Bohol last August 18th, 2019 at The Bellevue Pavilion. With great pride…

PH to hold first trial by videoconferencing

Dona Z. Pazzibugan - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines — It’s a first in the Philippine judicial system. Two inmates will be tried on Sept. 2 without leaving jail, thanks to videoconferencing technology. One is facing frustrated murder charges since 2013 while another is…

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