VP calls for wider opportunities for the youth

By Rose de la Cruz


TO prevent a repeat of Marawi City’s six-months battle against terrorism, Vice President Leonora Robredo called for greater opportunities for the “content-hungry” youth, whose deep exposure to technology can be used to include them as productive citizens of this country.


Creating more inclusive and sustainable economies is imperative, if we wish to prevent the rise of terrorism and extremism in our region. Our country's recent crisis in Marawi City reminds us that desperation provides terrorists fertile ground for recruitment of our youth.


Many of them have wider access to social media and are…

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The generosity of Nora Aunor


By Boy Villasanta


Superstar Nora Aunor hasn’t changed, indeed. 

When it comes to being generous to the point of being bereft herself, she’s still the one to beat. 

In a recent shoot of a television drama for a major network, cameraman Ramil Vela of SpecialFX Productions, Inc. had a very interesting and intriguing tale to tell.

“Grabe si Nora Aunor. Gano’n ba talaga ‘yon? Imagine, pagkatapos na pagkatapos naming mag-shoot, inisa-isa na kami ni Nora (Nora Aunor is something else. Is she really like that? Right after our shoot, she started going to each of…

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Rail systems asked to put better safety for riders


By Rose de la Cruz

Following a major accident at the MRT3 north-bound lane at Ayala, where a woman fainted at the rail and one train severed her hand, prompted two partylists congressmen to ask the government to cover her hospitalization and rehabilitation, give her prosthetic device and cover for her lost income during rehabilitation. 

They also proposed better rail safety and security for the sake of hundreds of thousands of commuters. 

Reps. Bernadette Herrera-Dy, of Bagong Henerasyon and Neil Abayon of AAngat, separately issued statements making such proposals to ensure that the victim will be covered medically…

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Ivan Padilla gives Philippine films a try


Ivan Padilla and Alessandra de Rossi

By Boy Villasanta

Ivan Padilla, not the bad boy of seven years ago, is a Filipino American Hollywood actor, who returned to his father’s homeland to give Philippine films a try.

He successfully auditioned with Alessandra de Rossi for Viva Films’ “12” a foray into millennials’ often volatile relationships.

Is he the same Ivan Padilla, a member and a name of a notorious Ivan Padilla gang that was a subject of criminal dragnet some seven years ago? 

Award-winning actress Suzette Ranillo just laughs off the misidentification because the current Ivan Padilla is an…

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Maria Isabel Lopez ready to be jailed

By Boy Villasanta


1982 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe and actress Maria Isabel Lopez is ready to face the consequences of her removing the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) divider cones just to get to the ASEAN lane on Saturday gridlock.           

MMDA has already recommended to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) the cancellation or the suspension of Maria Isabel’s driver’s license. “I have a summons to go to LTO. It’s their call. I will abide by their order,” said Lopez in an exclusive interview with this writer.           

Maribel added that she will definitely appear before the agency provided she…

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