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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 …

UN rights experts urge PH anew to probe drug-related killings

MANILA, Philippines—Human rights experts from the United Nations renewed their call to the Philippine government to investigate the high number of killings in relation to its anti-drug campaign, bring perpetrators to justice, and review its current policy on its war on drugs. The experts knows as Special Rapporteurs are composed of Ms. Agnes Callamard, Special …

Duterte ‘sabotaged’ peace talks—Joma Sison

MANILA, Philippines—Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison on Friday said that President Rodrigo Duterte “sabotaged the GRP-NDFP peace process.” Duterte on Thursday signed Proclamation No. 360, officially terminating negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), a day after Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza announced the cancellation …

Tobias Enverga, first Fil-Can senator, dies at 61

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr., the first Filipino-Canadian senator, has died today. He was 61. Sen. Enverga passed away while in a parliamentary trip to Colombia on the morning of November 16, with his wife, Rosemer, by his side. The senator from Ontario was in Columbia for the annual ParlAmericas Plenary Assembly, along with …

I killed at 16—Duterte

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said that he took a person’s life at age 16. In a speech before the Filipino community in Vietnam, the president told a story of how blood on his hands dripped for the first time. “At the age of 16, may pinatay na ako eh. Tao talaga. Rumble. Saksak. …

Duterte to UN’s Callamard: If you investigate me, I’ll slap you

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard of physical violence. In a speech before the Filipino community in Vietnam, an upset Duterte said he would slap Callamard in front of the public if she would ‘insult’ him by launching an investigation on …

Isabel Granada dies at 41

MANILA, Philippines—Actress Isabel Granada has succumbed to aneurysm. She was 41. Her passing was confirmed in a statement released on Sunday morning by her widower, Arnel Cowley. “It is with great sadness that my wife Isabel Granada has peacefully passed here in Doha, Qatar,” Cowley announced through the Facebook page of his wife’s cousin, Joseph …

Winwyn Marquez wins Reina Hispanoamericana 2017

MANILA, Philippines—It’s a back-to-back win for the Philippines as Winwyn Marquez on Sunday was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 in Sta. Cruz dela Sierra, Bolivia. Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez bagged the title just hours after Karen Ibasco won the Miss Earth 2017 pageant. Marquez, the daughter of actors Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno, is the first …

Karla Estrada reminisces humble roots with son Daniel

MANILA, Philippines—‘Queen Mother’ Karla Estrada took a stroll down memory lane and reminisced the humble beginnings she and her son, actor Daniel Padilla, knew. In an Instagram post on Sunday, Estrada shared a photo of a very young Padilla in a white school uniform taken during his graduation from the UP Preparatory School. “After mo …

LOOK: Maine’s comeback tweet

MANILA, Philippines—Maine Mendoza has returned to Twitter! After four months of taking a break from the Twitterverse, the actress has finally reactivated her Twitter account to the delight of Aldub fans worldwide. As a ‘comeback’ tweet, Mendoza shared photos of her and Alden Richards with their fans who call themselves the AldubNation. Her return to …

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