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It’s official: Wil Dasovich and Alodia Gosiengfiao are a couple

MANILA, Phillippines—YouTube personality Wil Dasovich has confirmed that he and cosplayer and model Alodia Gosiengfiao and are in a romantic relationship, settling speculations about the real score between the two. In a video blog (vlog) entitled The Truth About My “Fake Relationship” posted on Wil’s YouTube channel, he and Alodia laughed off rumours that they …

Politics aside: Sharon Cuneta thanks ‘good friend’ Pres. Duterte

MANILA, Philippines—All politics aside, Megastar Sharon Cuneta thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for his “precious gift of a message.” In a video posted on Instagram by Cuneta on Saturday, February 10, the President was seen thanking his “good friend,” “Ma’am Sharon,” for “remembering” him. “My daughter Sara ay talagang ina-idolize ka hanggang ngayon (really idolizes you …

Gov’t orders Rappler to shut down; Rappler cries ‘harrassment’

MANILA, Philippines—The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked the registration of news organization Rappler for violating constitutional restrictions that prohibit foreign ownership of mass media. Calling Rappler a “mass media entity that sold control to foreigners,” the SEC, in a ruling dated January 11, 2018 but released on its website on January 15, Monday, said …

PETA’s ‘night, Mother is an entertaining and truthful look into mental health

MANILA, Philippines—Actress Eugene Domingo is back on stage with Ian Lomongo’s Filipino adaptation of Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ‘night, Mother, a “timely” play that Domingo said is not only entertaining but also educational. Domingo plays Jessie, daughter of Thelma—played by Sherry Lara—who, in one evening, announced to her mother her plan of killing herself before …

Veteran actor Bernardo Bernardo asks for prayers amid illness

MANILA, Philippines—Veteran actor Bernardo Bernardo asked on social media for prayers as he reveals that doctors found a tumor in his pancreas. Bernardo who is celebrating his birthday this month said, “I strongly believe in the power of prayer.” The actor underwent series of laboratory tests, including ultrasound and CT scan, at the University of …

Sharon Cuneta, Kiko Pangilinan almost separated last year

In her birthday celebration in noon-time variety show ASAP on ABS-CBN last Sunday, Cuneta thanked friends in the showbiz industry and her family, who were also present in the celebration. Her message to husband Sen. Pangilinan, however, stood out as it gave an honest glimpse into their 21-year marriage.

Kim Jones reveals why she’s child-free; thanks husband Jericho Rosales for support

MANILA, Philippines—Model Kim Jones on Wednesday thanked her husband, actor Jericho Rosales, for standing by her decision to not bear a child yet, and explained why she is child-free. Jones’s statement on her and Rosales’s childless marriage came after an Instagram user questioned her womanhood for not getting pregnant. “Seriously? Can’t even [be] with you …

Senators express alarm over Dengvaxia; condemns DOH

MANILA, Philippines—Senators on Friday expressed alarm over the health dangers posed by Dengvaxia, a dengue vaccine the Department of Health (DOH) used in its school-based vaccination program, to patients who have not contracted dengue fever in the past. Dengvaxia and its risks In September, a data analysis entitled ‘Benefits and risks of the Sanofi-Pasteur dengue …

The Champion of Filipino-Canadians: Sen. Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

On the morning of November 16, an unexpected news permeated the Canadian political arena and the Filipino community in Canada. The Honourable Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr., was reported to have died while on a trip abroad. Letters of condolences started to pour in as the day progressed, all marked with sadness and recognition of …

Miss Universe Philippines and Indonesia are ‘good friends’

A post shared by Bunga Jelitha & Rachel Peters (@buchelfans) on Nov 14, 2017 at 3:35am PST MANILA, Philippines—Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters and Miss Universe Indonesia 2017 Bunga Jelitha belied rumors that there’s an ongoing “war” between them. Fans of both Miss Universe contestants have been exchanging heated arguments online, sparking rumors that …