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January 16, 2019 4:51 AM Razorback drummer Brian Velasco dies

He joined the band as its drummer in 1996 MANILA, Philippines – Brian Velasco, drummer of iconic Filipino rock band Razorback, on Wednesday, January 16, died in an apparent suicide. Velasco, according to his Facebook profile, joined Razorback as its drummer in 1996. He had apparently died by suicide and streamed the act on Facebook. His friends and followers 427

January 15, 2019 6:10 AM Hontiveros bill pushes Universal Social Pension for Senior Citizens

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros is pushing for a Senate bill which will create a universal social pension system for all senior citizens (or those 65 years old and above), to help elderly Filipinos and their families better meet their daily needs. Hontiveros, who serves as vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, filed Senate Bill No. 2138, or the "Lingap 260

January 14, 2019 5:12 AM Nadal blazes through to Australian Open 2nd round

Nadal shows no signs of injury worries with a straight-set victory over James Duckworth MELBOURNE, Australia – A ruthless Rafael Nadal showed no mercy in a clinical first round thumping at the Australian Open Monday, January 14. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who cut short his 2018 season to have surgery on a foot injury, cruised through to round two of the opening 124

December 30, 2018 2:25 PM WATCH: At 43, Tiger roars back

As Tiger Woods turns 43 years old, here’s a look back at the incredible 2018 comeback of the golf superstar PARIS, France – Tiger Woods snatched plenty of golfing headlines in 2018 with his remarkable comeback after years in the wilderness. Woods claimed his first tournament victory since 2013 in front of raucous galleries at the Tour Championship, before 117

December 11, 2018 6:42 AM CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has 'checks and balances' against bias

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said on Monday, December 10, that the internet giant steers clear of "political bias," arguing that this is a core principle of its business to maintain trust of users. Pichai also said privacy and security are essential parts of Google's mission, and that the company is committed to working 105

December 10, 2018 5:18 AM HOAX: CHR chair says 'rights of NPA rebels should not be violated'

'The quote is a work of fiction,' says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon Claim: Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Chito Gascon supposedly said that New People's Army (NPA) rebels should be safe and their rights must not violated. Facebook user Jay Gallego Lee posted the claim on December 5. Since then, it has gotten at least 99

December 5, 2018 10:31 AM Weekly prizes await new RGMA Pera Sorpresa winners

This Christmas season, Radio GMA’s nationwide proof-of-purchase (POP) promo RGMA Pera Sorpresa is back with a new and exciting season with bigger and more prizes to be given away weekly. For eight (8) weeks starting November 26, Pera Sorpresa will draw sixteen (16) weekly winners which will receive P1,500 from each of the 15 RGMA areas (Manila, Tuguegarao 120

December 5, 2018 4:11 AM Unemployment inches up in October 2018

While unemployment slightly rises in October 2018, underemployment or the number of people looking for additional jobs goes down According to the PSA's Labor Force Survey (LFS), the country's unemployment rate inched up to 5.1%, slightly higher than the recorded 5% in October 2017. Meanwhile, the underemployment rate or the number of people who have jobs but expressed 100

December 3, 2018 1:16 AM LOOK: Andi Eigenmann, Jake Ejercito celebrate daughter Ellie's birthday

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Andi Eigenmann and Jake Ejercito briefly reunited on Saturday, December 1, to celebrate their daughter Ellie's birthday. Ellie, who turned 7, was seen wearing a pink and silver jacket with the number 7 at the back. Andi and Jake of course sported jackets as well with the words Team Ellie. Andi's brother Gabby shared a photo 90

December 1, 2018 5:30 AM IN NUMBERS: Global HIV/AIDS cases still on the rise

The number of HIV-positive individuals continues to rise globally despite maximum efforts done to suppress the disease MANILA, Philippines – The world has seen a continued spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic over the past 3 decades. The number of people living with HIV/AIDS has increased 87