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  • Lebanon holds first parliament election since financial collapse
    on May 15, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    BEIRUT — Lebanese voted on Sunday in the first parliamentary election since the country’s economic collapse, with many saying they hoped to deal a blow to ruling politicians they blame for the crisis even if the odds of major change appear slim. The election is seen as a test of whether the […]

  • ‘Pasional’ a project of many firsts for Andrea Torres
    on May 15, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    For Andrea Torres, her upcoming Argentine-Filipino film, “Pasional,” is a project of many firsts. Produced by Malevo Films, in cooperation with GMA Network, the romantic drama film has the 32-year-old actress playing a tango dancer named Mahalia, who falls in love with the biologist Norberto […]

  • The next role Charo Santos-Concio wants to play
    on May 15, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    “I’m now focused on trying to understand the human mind better,” said Charo Santos-Concio, who, after retiring from corporate work, opted to revive her acting career and, at the same time, take on the role of an educator. Inquirer Entertainment asked the former CEO of ABS-CBN about the interests […]

  • Direk John ‘Sweet’ Lapus says goodbye to being a gay comedian
    on May 15, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    My star as a gay comedian has already faded,” declared actor John “Sweet” Lapus, who added that he has learned to embrace being a film and TV director the moment he made this realization about his showbiz career. “I’ve learned to accept it. My friends, who are now network bosses and producers, […]

  • 3 soldiers hurt in clash with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu
    on May 15, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines — Barely a week after the May 9 local and national elections, the Abu Sayyaf Group engaged government troops in a gunbattle in Indanan town, Sulu, where three soldiers were wounded. Maj. Gen. Ignatius Patrimonio, commander of the Army’s Joint Task […]

  • How Albie beats the odds against dyslexia and ADHD
    on May 15, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    Hosting was something Albie Casio has always wanted to pursue. But it took him 12 years to finally take the leap because he was scared, he admitted, that his dyslexia could get in the way. “I have been acting for 12 years and my handlers have been telling me to try hosting. They think I can be […]

  • NATO issue: Blinken confident of consensus on Sweden, Finland
    on May 15, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    BERLIN — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he had spoken to his Turkish counterpart on Ankara’s concerns regarding Sweden and Finland’s entry into NATO and that after Sunday’s meeting of foreign ministers he was confident a consensus could be reached. “I don’t want to characterize the […]

  • Explosions heard as Somalia’s presidential vote underway
    on May 15, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    MOGADISHU — Blasts rang out on Sunday in the Mogadishu airport area where parliament was meeting to choose Somalia’s new president in a vote essential to keep foreign aid coming to the impoverished nation tortured by three decades of civil war. Half a dozen residents and a Reuters reporter […]

  • Finland, Sweden already at heart NATO members – Germany’s Baerbock
    on May 15, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    BERLIN — Germany’s foreign minister said on Sunday that Finland and Sweden were already in essence members of NATO, but that they were just missing the official membership card. “Sweden and Finland are not just our partners, not just our friends, they have long been our European family […]

  • Ange Kouame says next season ‘is going to be better’ for Ateneo
    on May 15, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Ange Kouame seeks redemption next UAAP season after Ateneo’s three-year reign was ended by University of the Philippines in a tough winner-take-all Game 3 loss. The UAAP Season 84 MVP wanted to win the fourth straight championship for the Blue Eagles, but JD Cagulangan […]

  • Ricci Rivero relishes ending his UAAP career the way he started it–with a title
    on May 15, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Ricci Rivero became the first player to win UAAP championships in two different schools as he ended his collegiate career with a historic title with University of the Philippines and a bigger win for the UP Ikot Drivers Association. “I’m just really blessed that I started […]

  • NCR still under Alert Level 1; Some provinces remain under Alert Level 2 — IATF
    on May 15, 2022 at 1:28 pm

      MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and several other provinces and towns will still be under Alert Level 1 of the COVID-19 alert classification system, while other areas will remain under Alert Level 2 according to acting Presidential spokesperson Secretary Martin Andanar. Andanar said […]

  • SEA Games: Jessica Geriane wins swimming silver, breaks PH record
    on May 15, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    MANILA, Philippines–Jessica Geriane clinched the silver medal in the women’s 50 meter backstroke in the 31st Southeast Asian Games swimming competition on Sunday at My Dinh Water Sports Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam. Geriane also set a new Philippine record in women’s 50m backstrokemafter finishing […]

  • Kyiv praises Berlin for arms deliveries
    on May 15, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    BERLIN — Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba praised Germany on Sunday for setting a “precedent” and overcoming a “psychological barrier” by delivering heavy weapons to Kyiv. “A precedent has been set. The first psychological barrier (on handing weapons to Ukraine) has been overcome,” […]

  • SEA Games: PH beach volleyball teams off to winning start
    on May 15, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine beach volleyball men’s and women’s teams opened their campaigns with rousing wins over Singapore in the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Sunday at Tuan Chau in Quang Ninh, Vietnam. The women’s national team swept the Singaporeans as Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth […]

  • SEA Games: PH dancesport hauls six medals
    on May 15, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine dancesport team amassed one gold, three silvers and two bronze medals in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam on Sunday. Stephanie Sabalo and Michael Angelo Marquez led the way after the pair won gold in latin – cha-cha and two silvers in latin – jive […]

  • 82 more gun ban violations push total to 3,057 — PNP
    on May 15, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The total number of gun ban violations from January 9 up to May 15, or a week after the 2022 national and local elections, is now at 3,057 according to the Philippine National Police (PNP). Data shared by the PNP Public Information Office (PNP-PIO) on Sunday showed that […]

  • SEA Games: William Morrison wins second straight shot put gold for PH
    on May 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — William Morrison retained his men’s shot put crown to lead the medal haul of the Philippine athletics team on Sunday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games at My Dinh Stadium in Vietnam. Morrison, the winner of the 2019 SEA Games shot put, ruled the contest with gold […]

  • Charo Santos-Concio reveals she nearly became an OFW
    on May 15, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Now it can be told. TV host Charo Santos-Concio could have been an overseas Filipino worker had it not been for an unfortunate incident. Santos made the revelation during the online press conference for “Shine On Overseas Pinoy” last Wednesday, May 11. “After ‘Itim’ kasi my father allowed me […]

  • Neri Naig considers putting up a resto in Boracay
    on May 15, 2022 at 11:14 am

    Celebrity mompreneur Neri Naig-Miranda’s business instinct took over her anew as she and her family recently vacationed in Boracay. During their vacay, Naig felt that her kids, Miggy and Manuel, were immensely enjoying the sun, sea and sand that she thought of putting up a business in the said […]