National treasure, ‘reachable star,’ kind to all

MANILA, Philippines – Senators of the 18th Congress fondly remembered the life and legacy of Philippine film icon Susan Roces, known as the “Queen of Philippine Movies” and adoptive mother of Senator Grace Poe. On Monday, May 23, the chamber unanimously adopted Senate Resolution 1002, which expresses the Senate’s passing profound sympathy and sincere condolence … Read more

Labor groups again push for national minimum wage

‘The P33-wage increase is a pittance and woefully inadequate. It is not even enough to allow workers to recover the lost value of their wages,’ says SENTRO MANILA, Philippines – As the Department of Labor and Employment announced the Metro Manila and Western Visayas regional wage boards’ approval of a minimum wage hike on Saturday, … Read more

[OPINION] PH foreign policy, national security ambitions for next admin and beyond

The late professor Aileen Baviera made two important observations about Philippine foreign policy. First, the country’s foreign policy direction is similar to a pendulum because it swings wildly to the other side every six years. Second, while the nation has generally accepted the president’s role as the chief architect of foreign policy, the office holder … Read more

Amid accusations, Miss Universe PH Lapu-Lapu insists she paid designer Axel Que for national costume

Axel, meanwhile, says his team felt ‘ignored’ and ‘seenzoned’ by Sashi when they asked her about settling the balance on her national costume MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe Philippines (MUPH) 2022 competition might be over, but the drama continues as Lapu-Lapu City candidate Sashi Chiesa and fashion designer Axel Que face off, amid accusations … Read more

Voters in remote Antique village struggle to know national candidates

When people have little to no verifiable information on national candidates, it is easier to persuade them to trade votes for money and commodities, say election volunteers ANTIQUE, Philippines – Netizens brawl on Twitter and Facebook over rival candidates in the May 2022 national elections but residents of Aningalan, an isolated barangay in San Remigio … Read more

[OPINION] ‘Saksi ti Kaunggan’ and national renewal

Elections, regardless of their record of bringing about genuine social, political, and economic change, always inspire hope and optimism. We cast in the ballot our chance to change the course of our nation. With a high risk of a Marcos Jr. Victory in the upcoming presidential election, the stakes for our country’s future could not … Read more

Rachael Blackmore Grand National Rides For Day 3 Confirmed

After yet another successful Cheltenham Festival for Rachael Blackmore, horse racing fans are chomping at the bit to find out which horses she is riding on each day of the Grand National Festival. Look no further. Here are Rachael Blackmore’s confirmed rides for Day 3 at Aintree. Best Horse Racing Betting Offers Betting Sites Highlights … Read more