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Show biz couple Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado recently flew to Balesin Island to take some time off and celebrate their birthdays.

Dennis turned 37 on May 12; Jennylyn, 31, on May 15.

The Kapuso stars shared some of their sweet moments with fans on Instagram. In one post, Dennis wrote: “Papasanin [...]

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:40:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

ILOILO CITY — The Semirara Mining Power Corp. (SMPC) refuted reports that a slippage or collapse in the walls of its its mining pit caused the death of a worker Sunday evening on Semirara Island in Antique.
READ:Landslide claims life of Semirara worker in Antique
In a company statement released by Angeline [...]

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:36:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

When pop star Shawn Mendes recently turned up on the Met Gala red carpet with model Hailey Baldwin in his arms, fans and media outlets were quick to speculate that the two were romantically involved.

But in a recent interview with People magazine, the 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter insisted that he and [...]

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

The bicameral committee has approved the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) Act, which would mandate strict compliance of employers to workplace safety standards.

“This bill, once enacted into law, would finally give teeth to our 41-year Labor Code and would thus force establishments to comply to occupational safety and health [...]

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:27:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

The less-than-ideal state of schools in her hometown, the municipality of Barotac Nuevo in Iloilo, was one of the reasons actress-singer Myrtle Sarrosa decided to run for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) presidency in 2010.

“Our barangay daycare centers didn’t have enough chairs, the teachers weren’t paid enough and the kids had a [...]

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
President Duterte yesterday dismissed a transportation assistant secretary for allegedly discussing a project with Duterte’s sister. [...]
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Actor, director and film producer Cesar Montano has resigned as chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board following the controversial “Buhay Carinderia” program that would have cost the government over P320 million. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales is retiring almost P18 million richer than when she assumed office in 2011. [...]
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Malacañang yesterday expressed “serious concern” over the landing of long-range Chinese bombers on one of the man-made islands in the South China Sea but clarified it does not see the deployment as an immediate threat to the Philippines. [...]
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The state weather bureau advised the public yesterday to expect more rains in the first week of June that would coincide with the opening of classes in public elementary and high schools. [...]
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