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Will Duterte run for presidency?

MANILA – After a video of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s supposed political advertisement went viral online, netizens were quick to ask if the ‘brave’ and ‘compassionate’ politician is seeking higher office in the coming national elections. “Hindi na sikreto kung paano umunlad ang Davao. Kailangan lang ng konting tapang – tapang para ituwid …

Dapitan gov’t to build disaster-proof houses in city

Monolithic dome houses may serve well for its price. These houses, which are claimed to withstand disasters and last for centuries, have a low cost of only P290,000 ($6,500) each unit. “We use basalt as the main strengthening component in building monolithic dome houses. It cannot be destroyed by super typhoons, earthquakes, or fires,” Philippine …

Annabelle urges son Richard to get back to work for her ‘commission’

MANILA – Annabelle Rama applauds son Richard Gutierrez for giving time to his two-year-old son Zion but also encourages him to get back to work so she could have her ‘commissions’ again. “Natutuwa ako sa kanya ngayon kasi meron siyang time for Zion. Pero sabi ko, ‘Chard, ‘wag naman lahat puro Zion. Magtrabaho ka naman …

Kathryn Bernardo’s mother angry over daughter’s fake nude photos

MANILA – During the first week of ABS-CBN’s “Pangako Sa’Yo” remake, fake nude photos of lead actress Kathryn Bernardo went viral online. Kathryn’s mother, Min Bernardo, took to Twitter her rage over the fake photo scandals. Min said, “Happy ba kayo sa mga ginagawa nyo?? Ano ba napapala nyo, kumikita at sumisikat siguro kayo??Ano naman …

Chito Miranda, Neri Naig soon to be parents

MANILA – Five months after getting married, vocalist Chito Miranda and actress Neri Naig are expecting their first child. Chito shared the good news through his Instagram account. He posted a picture of a pregnancy test and captioned it, ‘Taken 2 weeks ago. #babyMiranda.” Instagram users were quick to congratulate the couple. Chito and Neri …

Netizen slams Jose Manalo, Tito Sotto for ‘promoting hate’ on gays

MANILA – A certain Cha Roque expressed her disappointment over “Eat Bulaga” hosts Jose Manalo and Tito Sotto for telling a gay dad to ‘get back in the closet.’ Roque, a lesbian mother, posted an open letter in her Facebook account, saying she was appalled by the noontime show hosts’ advice and remorseful for the …

Church leaders firm on stand against same-sex marriage

MANILA – After a solon appealed to court for the legalization of same-sex marriage, Catholic church leaders reiterated their belief that marriage is sanctified for the union of a man and a woman alone. “It’s against God’s will,” Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez said. “If we want to remain godly, let us be faithful to what …

Tribunal, unions: Temporary foreign workers vulnerable to sexual harassment

After concluding a sexual harassment case filed by two Mexican workers at an Ontario fish-processing plant, an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal stressed the vulnerability of temporary foreign workers to be sexually abused. The Mexican workers, who were sisters, were threatened of being deported by their employer at Presteve Foods in Ontario if they refused to …

Phivolcs to Muntinlupa: Tsunami-like wave from bay may hit city

MANILA – Should an earthquake occur in Muntinlupa City, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warns the city that a disturbance in the atmospheric pressure may cause tsunami-like wave or “seiche” from Laguna de Bay. A “seiche” is a standing wave in enclosed or partially enclosed bodies of water like bays, gulfs or …

Annabelle Rama disapproves of Ruffa’s French boyfriend

MANILA – During the media launch of reality television series “It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez,” celebrity mom Annabelle Rama and daughter Ruffa Gutierrez became emotional when their ongoing rift was brought up by some reporters. “Kahit na minsan hindi kami nagkakasundo (Even if we don’t get along sometimes), I know if I have …

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