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January 15, 2019 4:01 AM Stephen King steps in to save Maine paper's book reviews

NEW YORK, USA – When Stephen King's local newspaper, under financial pressure, announced it would cut regional book reviews, the horror author swooped in – and managed to save the section with just a few tweets. The story began on Friday, January 11 when King shared that The Portland Press Herald, a prominent newspaper in his home state of Maine, would 289

January 8, 2019 11:46 AM Grab adds 12 restaurants in its food delivery menu

Here are the international and homegrown food chains now part of GrabFood MANILA, Philippines – Heads up, foodies! Southeast Asia ride-hailing giant Grab adds more restaurant options on its food delivery service platform. Joining its roster of partners, international food chains Bonchon Chicken, Yoshinoya, Wendy's and Dunkin Donuts are now part of "GrabFood 159

January 2, 2019 1:35 AM De Lima sponsors Senate proposal regulating public solicitation

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has recommended the approval of a measure that seeks to better regulate the practice of public solicitation in the country and ensure that proceeds raised are utilized for the intended purpose. De Lima, chair of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, has reported out Senate Bill (SB) No. 2111, also referred 163

December 10, 2018 2:53 AM HOAX: ‘Ninoy, Cory, and Noynoy’ book ‘pulled out’ due to low sales

'We hope people will not politicize a children’s book,' says an associate publisher from Summit Books : A book about the Aquino family has been "pulled out" from bookstores due to low sales after the 2016 national elections. The blog posted the claim on October 24, 2017. Since then, it was shared 8 times in different Facebook 127

November 29, 2018 10:06 AM Margaret Atwood to release 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel

'The Testaments' is scheduled for release on September 2019 OTTAWA, Canada – Canadian author Margaret Atwood said Wednesday, November 28, she will publish a sequel to her novel The Handmaid's Tale next year, taking readers deeper into her vision of a dystopian America ruled by a misogynistic theocracy. Atwood said the new book, The Testaments, will pursue 141

November 27, 2018 12:15 PM WATCH: Disney's 'Artemis Fowl' drops first official trailer

The fantasy adventure novel series by Eoin Colfer is getting the cinematic treatment in 2019 MANILA, Philippines — It's official: the famed science fiction fantasy series is moving from the written word to the big screen, as confirmed by the newly-released teaser trailer of Walt Disney Studios' Artemis Fowl. The film adaptation of Irish author Eoin Colfer's 127

November 26, 2018 6:59 AM Azkals' Daisuke Sato out of 2018 Suzuki Cup playoffs

The Azkals left back will miss the semifinals against Vietnam as he needs to return to his club in Romania MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals suffered another blow to their 23-man lineup as Daisuke Sato will miss out on the country's campaign in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup playoffs. Sato is compelled to return to his club ACS Sepsi 126

November 8, 2018 1:26 PM Kelsey Merritt on VS fashion show: 'I feel like I won a beauty pageant'

She is the first Filipina to be spread her angel wings on the legendary Victoria's Secret runway MANILA, Philippines – After showing up for catalog shoots and auditioning for the world-famous Victoria’s Secret fashion show in pursuit of her dream, what did 21-year-old Kelsey Merritt do? “I went to church and prayed,” Kelsey told The New York Post. “This is all in your hands 123

November 8, 2018 3:10 AM Netflix to release 'Trese' anime

The comic series written by Budjette Tan and illustrated by Kajo Baldisimo is going to be a Netflix anime show SOON ON NETFLIX. Budjette Tan's comic series 'Trese' will soon be streamed as an anime on Netflix. SINGAPORE – An anime based on Trese, a comic book series by Filipino storyteller Budjette Tan, will be streaming on Netflix soon. The announcement 127

November 7, 2018 2:37 AM PRIB: 10 senators push for creation of Department of Culture

Ten senators are pushing for a Senate bill which will create and appropriate funds for a new Department of Culture, "in recognition of the vital role of Filipino culture in nation building." Senate Bill No. 1528, or the proposed 'Department of Culture Act," is sponsored and authored by Senator Francis Escudero, chair of the Senate Committee on Education 149