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January 12, 2019 11:08 AM Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino happening in September 2019

This year's festival coincides with the celebration of 100 years of Philippine cinema MANILA, Philippines – The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) announced that the next Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will happen on September 11 to 17. In a statement, FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño Seguerra said that the festival was moved to September, in time for the celebration 90

January 10, 2019 6:11 AM Pimentel: New Bulacan airport to kick off provincial development 'domino effect'

Senate Trade and Commerce Chair Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III today welcomed a proposal to build a new airport in Bulacan, saying the project would kick off "a domino effect" of development in the province that would provide economic opportunities for millions of Filipinos outside Metro Manila. "President Duterte is right; Metro Manila is in the ICU (intensive 109

December 19, 2018 11:38 AM Catriona Gray’s national costume is on its way back to the Philippines

According to the National Quincentennial Committee, fans will soon be able to see the costume IRL MANILA, Philippines – Catriona Gray’s national costume will be following her home soon. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) worked with the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok to bring the ensemble back right in time for the Philippine 72

December 13, 2018 2:22 AM PRIB: Filipino senior war veterans to receive 300% increase in old-age pension starting next year

The 300 percent increase in the monthly old-age pension of Filipino senior war veterans has been transmitted to Malacanang last Nov. 26 and is now just awaiting President Duterte's signature. In all likelihood, it will be implemented early next year, providing the more than 6,000 Filipino World War II, Korean and Vietnamese war veterans a total of P20,000 monthly 72

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 81

November 15, 2018 12:00 PM Catriona Gray and Jehza Huelar are ready for their beauty battles

Catriona is set to leave for Thailand, while Jehza is off to Poland MANILA, Philippines – Pageant season kicks into high gear during the last quarter of the year. The fitting finale are the major titles that beauty contestants dream of. Last November 12, 2018, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. hosted the send-off party for Miss Universe Philippines 83

November 14, 2018 3:32 AM PRIB: Senate Justice Committee backs creation of court for police abuses

A Senate committee is backing the creation of a special court that will handle cases of abuse involving police officers, in a bid to reform the Philippine Nation Police (PNP) and better protect the public. The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Richard Gordon, is pushing for Senate Bill No. 1399 or the "Police Court Act of 2017," which 75

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 77

November 6, 2018 5:00 AM 4 reasons why we love K-pop group WINNER

WINNER's first Manila concert is happening on November 10 MANILA, Philippines – Korean pop (K-pop) group WINNER is coming to the Philippines on Saturday, November 10, for the Manila stop of their 2018 Everywhere Tour. But their November 10 concert will be their first time headlining a concert in Manila, and WINNER fans (collectively known as Inner Circle) 67

October 16, 2018 7:11 AM Unique sense of nationalism bring success to BAVI, empowers nation

Companies have varied ways of demonstrating nationalism. For some, it can be as simple as supporting the government’s nation-building programs by being good taxpayers. For other organizations, patriotism translates to corporate social responsibility endeavors that instill and grow a sense of pride for Filipino achievements or celebrate and nurture the local 42