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November 17, 2018 12:01 PM Why the lower UAAP cheerdance prize?

League organizers say the decision is 'more consistent with the mission of the UAAP to promote amateur sports' MANILA, Philippines – A whopping 85% has been slashed in the cash prizes of the the UAAP Cheerdance Competition this season. The champion's prize last season amounted to P340,000 , but it was reduced to P50,000 this year. The 2018 1st runner-up 4

October 19, 2018 10:36 PM Lottery fever grips US as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion

Lotto fever was running high on Friday as the US Mega Millions lottery jackpot soared to a record $1 billion, hours before the drawing for what is also the second-largest lottery prize in US history. The winner can opt for an immediate cash payment of $565.6 million or receive the $1 billion prize over 29 years. If the $565.6 million were paid in cash, the stack 25

October 9, 2018 12:01 AM Go, Olaivar, Torres lead qualifying rounds in 22nd Sletba Open

Nikko Go of SCTBA-Prima is showing the way in the Open Master division as the qualifying rounds of the 22nd Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association (Sletba) Open Championships go on at the Sta. Lucia Mall Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal. Results as of Monday night showed Go with a total of 1309 pinfalls in six games, followed by national player Nicco 6

October 5, 2018 4:06 AM Camila Cabello leads in nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

The awards is scheduled in Bilbao, Spain on November 4 NEW YORK, USA – US singer Camila Cabello leads in nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, according to a list released Thursday, October 4. Even before the ceremony to be held November 4 near Bilbao in northern Spain, it has been a banner year for the 21-year-old singer born in Cuba. Her hit song "Havana" 9

October 2, 2018 10:52 AM Nobel winner: women physicists are ‘out there’

STOCKHOLM — Nobel laureate Donna Strickland says her first thought on hearing she’d won the physics prize was “it’s crazy.” Speaking by phone shortly after the announcement was made in Stockholm on Tuesday, Strickland said: “You do always wonder if it’s real.” The Canadian said she was honored to be one of the small number of female winners of the physics 4

September 9, 2018 9:45 AM Syrian war documentary wins top Venice prizes

A film that follows two friends through four nightmarish years of the Syrian civil war has lifted some of the top prizes at the Venice film festival, which ends Saturday. “Still Recording”, a documentary by Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed Al Batal, records what happened to two idealistic art students after they were swept up in the fervor of the Syrian revolution 7

August 27, 2018 2:02 AM UP Singing Ambassadors win Grand Prize at international singing competition

The UP Ambassadors bag the grand prize at the 66th Concorso Polifonico Internazionale 'Guido d'Arezzo' MANILA, Philippines – The UP Singing Ambassadors won the grand prize at the 66th Concorso Polifonico Internazionale 'Guido d'Arezzo' Choral competition in Italy. "This win earned the choir the right to participate in the most prestigious choral competition 8

August 14, 2018 3:13 PM IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 fans day

The film festival holds its caravan at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura MANILA, Philippines – The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) finally pushed through with the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino fans day on Tuesday, August 14, days after it was canceled due to bad weather. The Philippine fiesta-themed event saw the stars from the 8 movies interacting 16

August 11, 2018 1:10 AM GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Open Championship starts Saturday

The Grand Mall Tenpin Bowling Club (GMTBC) will hold its 4th GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Invitational Open Championships starting today (Aug. 11) until Aug. 19 at the Sta. Lucia East Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal. There will be five divisions: Mixed Open, Mixed Classified, Mixed Seniors, Mixed Youth and Youth 14 and under. It will be a handicapping tournament 9

July 14, 2018 7:31 AM Christine Noestlinger, Austrian children’s book author, dies

BERLIN — Christine Noestlinger, an Austrian author best known for her children’s books such as “Fiery Frederica” and “Fly Away Home,” has died at the age of 81. The Residenz publishing house in Vienna said on Friday that Noestlinger died June 28 after a short illness. Drawn from her childhood experiences during and after World War II, Noestlinger’s books 12