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  • Miss Grand International 2018 Clara Sosa faints on stage after winning title

    October 26, 2018 2:53 AM 9

    Like a true queen, she makes a quick recovery MANILA, Philippines – In a crowning moment almost as memorable as Steve Harvey’s 2015 Miss Universe flub, Paraguay’s Clara Sosa fainted on stage right after she was announced as the new Miss Grand International 2018. India's Meenakshi Chaudhary, who was among the final two and had been holding Clara's hand at the announcement

  • WATCH: Eva Patalinjug slips, but doesn't fall in pageant prelims

    October 25, 2018 4:07 AM 13

    'I hope that I have shown courage, strength, and the essence of rising from every stumble in life,' she says MANILA, Philippines – Eva Patalinjug, Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2018, may have slipped – literally – during the preliminaries for the Miss Grand International 2018 pageant but she surely didn't let this get to her. "'Our greatest glory

  • World’s longest sea crossing from HK to China opens

    October 24, 2018 4:02 AM 17

    People can now travel straight form the Hong Kong International Airport to cities in southern China in under an hour MANILA, Philippines – Here’s something exciting for Pinoy travellers: the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge opened on October 24, which means that people can now drive from Hong Kong to Macau, the Chinese city of Zhuhai and other cities such as Guangdong

  • Beats by Dr. Dre gets a Disney makeover

    October 22, 2018 2:58 AM 12

    Mickey fans, get your hands (and ears) on these special edition headphones ASAP! MANILA, Philippines - Beats by Dre., the famous headphones brand, has collaborated with Disney to create a super cute limited edition pair of Mickey-inspired headphones. The Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones are in classy grey color with Mickey Mouse decals on all sides

  • LOOK: Miss Earth candidates plant mangroves in Legazpi City

    October 20, 2018 12:00 PM 10

    The 30 ladies, including Miss Philippines Celeste Cortesi, lead the mangrove planting at Barangay Puro LEGAZPI CITY – Miss Earth 2018 candidates recently joined a mangrove-planting activity at Barangay Puro in Legazpi City. It was a way to "give back" to the planet. Miss Earth is a pageant that focuses on environmental issues. “We cut a tree, so we have to plant

  • Chickenjoy power: Jollibee opens first store in the UK

    October 18, 2018 10:00 AM 11

    The homegrown fast food giant plans on opening over 25 – yes, 25 – branches in the United Kingdom by 2023 LONDON, United Kingdom – “How long do you think we will have to queue for?” was the question Ellen, a Filipina who has been living in London for eight years now, asked me as we stood outside the Jollibee store on Earl’s Court Road on a wet, cold morning

  • IN PHOTOS: Mickey Mouse through the years

    October 17, 2018 1:30 AM 11

    Visiting Hong Kong soon? Here's one spot to check out. The beloved character created by Walt Disney is set to celebrate his birthday on November 18. In anticipation of his special day, Time Square in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong tied up with the Walt Disney Archives to show Mickey's evolution through the years with 90 Years of Mickey Exhibition. The exhibit

  • READ: Katarina Rodriguez’s winning answer at Miss World Philippines 2018

    October 7, 2018 5:14 PM 13

    Read Katarina's response to a tough question about pageants and feminism MANILA, Philippines – Katarina Rodriguez was crowned Miss World Philippines 2018 at the pageant’s coronation night on October 7 at the Mall of Asia Arena. There are people who believe that beauty pageants are a form of women exploitation. What can you do to change their opinion

  • WATCH: ‘Mamma Mia’ international tour cast performs in Manila

    October 3, 2018 11:41 AM 15

    MANILA, Philippines – The Mamma Mia! magic has returned to Manila! The jukebox musical set to ABBA’s timeless tunes opened at The Theatre at Solaire on September 29 as part of the show’s international tour. The musical is set on a sunny Greek island where 20-year-old Sophie Sheridan, with the help of her mother Donna, is getting ready to marry her fiance

  • [WATCH] Behind the scenes: ABS-CBN Ball 2018 with Jason Dy

    September 30, 2018 12:29 AM 10

    Jason takes us behind the scenes of the often hectic and always glamorous ABS-CBN Ball 2018 MANILA, Philippines – Jason Dy is best known as champion of The Voice Philippines, the country's "Prince of Soul," and a haranista. But this 20-something expresses his creative side through fashion as well. "It's an extension of your expression... (it's) who you are," Jason