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May 15, 2018 10:04 AM US envoy Sung Kim mourns Angara’s death

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Monday joined the nation in mourning the death of former Senate president Edgardo J. Angara. “My thoughts are with the family of Senator Edgardo J. Angara, who helped foster US-PH ties through the creation of the Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program and left a lasting legacy in Philippine education 5

May 12, 2018 7:27 AM PH, Kuwait experience breakthrough with signing of labor pact–Koko

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III lauded on Saturday the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Philippines and Kuwait that aims to protect the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf state. Pimentel described the signing of the MOA as a “job well done” for both countries, which faced several issues concerning diplomatic 4

May 11, 2018 3:31 PM PH to serve sisig at 10th Embassy Chef Challenge in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.– More than 25 other diplomatic missions in Washington, D.C., including the Philippine Embassy, will participate in the 10thAnniversary of the Embassy Chef Challenge on May 17, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Restaurant veteran Chef Abie Sincioco-Mateo will represent the Philippine Embassy in Washington’s 7

May 10, 2018 9:24 AM Meet this year’s Miss Earth-Philippines bets

It is indeed pageant season once again and Filipina beauties from across the country as well as the international Filipino communities are going all out for the coveted Miss Earth-Philippines 2018 crown. This year, 42 stunners will compete in the annual search for the “ideal beauty for a cause.” Armed with beauty, charm, wit and willingness to take on the role of an environmental 9

May 9, 2018 11:00 PM Villa caught in crossfire, thrown under bus – Locsin

Teodoro Locsin Jr., the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, wants the government to eventually ask Kuwait to withdraw its persona non grata label on Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa. In a tweet on Wednesday, Locsin said the Kuwaitis knew that Villa did not deserve the strongest censure a nation could slap on a foreign diplomat 5

May 9, 2018 12:53 PM Rooney Mara takes on Givenchy fragrance role

The Oscar-nominated actress has been unveiled as the luxury beauty label’s newest ambassador, having been snapped up to front its new upcoming fragrance for women. Taking to Instagram to announce the news, Givenchy Beauty referred to the star of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” as “one of the most talented actresses of her generation” and “a long-term 5

May 7, 2018 11:24 PM Duterte adviser appointed special envoy to Kuwait

BREAKING: President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed his adviser on OFW concerns and Muslim concerns, Abdullah Mama-o, as a special envoy to Kuwait amid Manila's diplomatic row with the oil-rich Gulf state over the treatment of workers, Malacañang confirmed Tuesday. "Mamaya ko pa po sana sa press briefing sasabihin ito, pero ang nangyari po, itinalaga na lang ni Presidente 4

May 5, 2018 10:46 AM Bacolod stages first Chicken Inasal Festival

Some of the participants to the first Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival on Araneta Street in Bacolod City. (Photo by RONNIE BALDONADO / Inquirer Visayas) BACOLOD CITY – The first Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival on Araneta Street in this city kicked off on Saturday. The guest of honor was Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev. “We are claiming 5

May 4, 2018 3:03 AM NBA asks Raptors to tell rapper Drake to tone it down

Canadian rapper Drake pats Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey on the back as Drake leaves arena with 2 minutes left in Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball playoffs second-round series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) TORONTO — The NBA has asked the Toronto Raptors to tell rapper 6

May 3, 2018 5:14 AM US to donate additional $3.5M for Marawi City rehab – US envoy

The United States is donating an additional P182 million or $3.5 million for the rehabilitation of Marawi City, which had suffered during the five-month clash between government troops and Islamic State-linked terrorists last year. “The US is allocating an additional P182 million or $3.5 million to help the 58,000 internally displaced people in Marawi 10