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February 17, 2018 4:22 AM LOOK: Blast from the past with ‘The Platters’

Music icon The Platters held its one night show in Manila and had a memorable post Valentine date with their fans on Friday night. Held at the Kia Theatre in Cubao, the American vocal group walked down the memory lane as its members sang its classic hits such as “Only You,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “The Great Pretender.” Lucky fans were also able to have a short 8

February 17, 2018 2:25 AM Cloudy skies, rain over Batanes and Metro Manila – Pagasa

Expect cloudy skies to cover the country on Saturday, as a northeast monsoon is also expected to bring scattered rains over the Batanes and Babuyan Group of islands, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 4 a.m. weather bulletin. Meanwhile, Metro Manila will experience partly cloudy to cloudy 6

February 16, 2018 11:42 PM Remains of OFW found in freezer in Kuwait arrives in Iloilo

The family of murdered OFW Joanna Demafelis breaks down as they meet her remains at the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan town in Iloilo (Photo by Nestor P. Burgos Jr. /INQUIRER VISAYAS) CABATUAN, ILOILO–Cries of grief and anger erupted at the Iloilo International Airport here as the remains of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis arrived 10

February 16, 2018 11:27 PM DFA: China gives ‘no-build’ assurance in sea row talks

China has assured the Philippines that it would refrain from conducting any activities on uninhabited areas in the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday. Cayetano said the country had also made “gains” in its territorial dispute with China despite the latter’s transformation of three of seven Philippine-claimed reefs 4

February 16, 2018 11:07 PM US carrier entitled to freedom of navigation, says Palace

Malacañang on Friday said that like any country, the United States was “entitled to freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea, as it commented on the port call of the US aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, in Manila. At the same time, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque expressed hopes that the carrier’s voyage to the disputed waterway would not lead to any conflict 4

February 16, 2018 4:20 PM Quiboloy did not violate any US law – spokesman

DAVAO CITY – Pastor Apollo Quiboloy did not violate any US laws and was never detained, or had even been deported from Hawaii, his spokesperson said. Speaking to reporters here on Friday, lawyer Israelito Torreon said the fact that Quiboloy had been allowed to leave Hawaii and arrived in the country on Thursday evening proved that the pastor had not been charged 3

February 16, 2018 1:54 PM Incubus’ Manila concert: Something for everyone

Incubus is probably one of only a few bands in the world whose music is described to have the following elements: alternative metal, alternative rock, art rock, heavy metal, electro-funk, funk metal, jazz, hip hop, nu metal, rap metal, techno, thrash metal, post-grunge, trip hop, and pop. In 2017, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger said that the band’s 12

February 16, 2018 11:30 AM Arellano moves closer to back-to-back NCAA volleyball titles

MANILA -- Defending champion Arellano University went through the wringer before eking out a thrilling 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6, win over upset-conscious San Beda University in Game 1 of the best-of-three 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition finals series Friday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Chiefs woke up just in time after 4

February 16, 2018 11:28 AM Paramore’s Manila concert reset to Aug. 23

The band’s lead singer Hayley Williams says she’s suffering from a throat and upper-respiratory infection American band Paramore’s concert in Manila, scheduled on Feb. 18 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena, has been reset to Aug. 23 due to unforeseen circumstances involving lead singer Hayley Williams’ health. In a letter that Williams herself posted on the band’s 12

February 16, 2018 10:38 AM Presence of US warship in PH a ‘breath of fresh air’ for Pinoys

For Senator Panfilo Lacson, the presence of a US warship in the country was a “breath of fresh air” for Filipinos. On Friday, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrived in Manila for a port visit. “Not being pro USA and anti-China, the presence of USS Carl Vinson in the West Philippine Sea is a breath of fresh air for those of us, pro Philippines 4