Will Alodia Gosiengfiao be at Comicon Asia 2018?


By Boy Villasanta

All is set for the vibrant Comicon Asia 2018.

Will cosplay star Alodia Gosiengfiao be around to join the colorful event?

This is in anticipation of a cosplay match-up that would fire up the annual presentation. According to Comicon’s flyer, a fabric vs. fabric and armor vs. armor race will see action in the arena. A cosplay competition will be held that evens the playing field for international, Filipino, gaming and anime cosplayers. Expect countless participants and opponents in this post-modern literary and live audio-visual theater.

Everyone is looking for Alodia to represent her turf since…

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After Piolo and Joyce, Sharon donates to Marawi victims


By Boy Villasanta

Showbiz people never stop sharing their good deeds, thoughts and financial assistance to the victims of war in Marawi City after it was liberated from the specter of terror.

The latest is Sharon Cuneta who personally handed her support to Robin Padilla, a Muslim convert and one of the leading advocates in helping rebuild the city. According to Robin, he admires the moving spirit of Sharon whom he considers his ideal charitable person.

Padilla, who calls himself a “revolutionary,” is proud to be part of the socio-civic sense of Cuneta even off-cam. Binoe writes in his Instagram:…

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Digital manipulators pit Pia Wurtzbach vs Rachel Peters


By Boy Villasanta

It’s easier now to make friends or enemies with social media upon us. One can instantly befriend or unfriend another.

What the netizens are doing to 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach and 2017 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Rachel Peters is a prime example of digital manipulation. While Pia and Rachel are colleagues at the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc., although they are not close to each other but they are far from being foes either. Netizens are creating animosity between the two beauty queens.

What’s worst? The trolls are hiding in safe haven of one reputable name or…

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1 person dies for every 17 hours in MM due to road accidents

By Mico Agustin 

In Metro Manila, one person dies for every 17 hours due to road accidents. 

Thus, said Senator Jose Victor Ejercito, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Public Service, during a forum last Tuesday on Road Safety. He was citing official statistics from the Philippine Statistics Authority. 

Road safety advocates have been appealing to government to raise road safety awareness to prevent such fatal mishaps from happening, with such frequency and impact.

Ejercito said the PSA data also showed that the number of deaths due to road accidents has been increasing since 2006. “We have a worrying…

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PWDs ask to be included in road safety talks

  Photo courtesy of the Philippine Star

By Mico Agustin 

People with disabilities are asking government to include them in the crafting of road safety measures as they are the ones greatly affected by these. 

Lalaine Guanzon, area manager and consultant of Wheelchair Friendly Solutions Inc. (WFSI), a group of differently-abled people, made the appeal in view of the reality that groups like theirs are hardly, if at all, consulted about new measures being drawn up on road safety. 

In a forum on Road Safety held Tuesday, she said concerns of PWDs should be presented in deliberations and in drafting of…

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