Political dynasties dominate Bicol’s 2022 local polls

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Old political dynasties again dominated the local races in all six provinces of Bicol. The 2022 elections also marked the first time that an entire family has captured the top executive and all the seats of Masbate, the country’s rodeo capital. Governor Antonio Kho won his reelection bid for his third … Read more

Clashing local politicians, interests prompt Robredo group to skip Cagayan de Oro rally

The issue about the venue where Vice President Leni Robredo would hold the rally remains unresolved among her clashing local supporters CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Political differences and clashing interests among three politicians supporting Vice President Leni Robredo’s presidential bid prompted her campaign organizers to call off her rally in the city on … Read more

Isko draws crowds in Western Visayas but local party leader resignation casts cloud

MANILA, Philippines – With only over 10 days to go before elections, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno barnstormed Western Visayas in a span of four days, drawing large crowds in daily rallies. This is Moreno’s third time visiting this region with 5 million registered voters. He arrived in Panay Island on Monday, April 25, and held … Read more

Thousands turn up at Leni-Kiko rally in Bohol despite no local endorsements

BOHOL, Philippines – While Vice President Leni Robredo was not able to secure the endorsement of any local chief executive during her visit to Bohol on Friday, April 1, tens of thousands still turned up at the People’s Grand Rally at the old airport in Tagbilaran City for the presidential candidate and her running mate … Read more

This local brand caters to cancer patients with sensitive skin

MANILA, Philippines – Skincare is all about caring for one’s self and feeling beautiful, no matter what this fast-paced world throws at us. It makes us feel good on the inside and the outside. There are so many skincare brands available nowadays, mostly catered to women who want to achieve glassy, ​​Korean-inspired skin, look younger, … Read more

Local sampinit berries star in Sebastian’s new ice cream line

This indigenous tart berry, the local version of the raspberry, is laboriously hand-picked from the mountains of Laguna and Quezon! MANILA, Philippines – Summer is here, and so is berry season, and we’re berry excited for what’s in store from our local farmers! Strawberries aside, there’s a new locally-sourced berry in town and in season … Read more

India mothballs plan to let local firms list overseas – sources

The plan is reportedly put on hold as India believes there is enough depth in local capital markets for firms to raise funds and get good valuations NEW DELHI, India – India has frozen plans to allow local firms to list overseas as it seeks to bolster its own capital markets, government officials and industry … Read more

At Comelec VP debate, Sotto pitches for local manufacturing of vaccines, PPE

Opposition candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan says that when another surge of infections happens, the government should strengthen basic response – testing, tracing, and isolation MANILA, Philippines – Vice presidential bet Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said that the Philippines should be locally manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines and personal protective equipment (PPE) to prepare the country for … Read more

Which local celebrities are endorsing which 2022 presidential candidates?

MANILA, Philippines – In a country where politics and showbiz are often intertwined, entertainment figures have long played a vital role in the Philippines’ political scene. We’ve seen our fair share of celebrities running for (and winning) seats in public office. But aside from these celebrities-turned-politicians, artists who do not seek positions in the government … Read more