Monthly Archives: October 2018

By Lara Climaco i FilAm Star Correspondent Litterbugs trampled on the pristine beachfront of Boracay right on the first day of its dry run, prompting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to authorize citizen’s arrest on the island for littering. Members of the Compliant Association of Boracay — composed of hotels, resorts, retail shops and restaurants that have hurdled stringent regulations on the island including obtaining environment compliance c...

By Daniel Llanto i FilAm Star Correspondent The Philippines may soon withdraw its membership from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) after the Geneva-based organization (IPU) expressed deep concern over the “persecution” and continued incarceration of opposition Sen. Leila de Lima. Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said she is forwarding her recommendation to withdraw the country’s membership from IPU to Senate President Vicente Sotto III. Arroyo said IPU should be punis...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO Boasting their experience coupled with concrete accomplishments, former 6-term Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves and incumbent councilmember Atty. Garry Barbadillo came out credible and positive in their separate pronouncements in response to the issues raised during the recent Candidates’ Forum held at Milpitas City Hall Council Chambers sponsored by the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce. Esteves is running for Mayor again for his 7th term with a...

Street Talk By GREG B. MACABENTA A trip to the Holy Land had always been a key item in my bucket list (the things I need to see or do before I leave this world). But my wife had serious reservations, perceiving Israel as a country constantly in a state of war and threatened by terrorists. Back in the early 80’s, when I and two other advertising colleagues, Greg Garcia III and Louie Morales, were assigned by the Ministry of Public Information to look for a US public r...

PerryScope By Perry Diaz As soon as rumors that President Rodrigo Duterte was seriously ill, political groups began consolidating their forces and allies to position themselves to succeed him. It started on April 14, 2018, when Duterte told the military and police during a command conference in Malacañang that he’s thinking of stepping down because he was tired. “I am not angry with anybody. My chase against graft and corruption seems to be endless, and it has contam...

GMA Network proudly airs the highly-anticipated Miss World Philippines 2018 coronation night this Sunday (October 14) via its flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. This year, 40 candidates are vying for the coveted titles of Miss World Philippines, Reina Hispanoamericana Philippines, Miss Eco International Philippines, and Miss Multinational Philippines. The glamorous spectacle, which will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena, will be hosted by Kapuso prime actress...

Beginning October 14, prepare for a new entertainment experience for the whole family as the brightest Kapuso stars unite in GMA’s latest and most exciting musical-variety program dubbed as Studio 7. Every Sunday night holds a special surprise for Kapuso viewers as it gives them a chance to hang out with an ever-changing mix of the Network’s versatile and best performing artists. Its first two episode features Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, Asia’s Pop Swe...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales After being silent for some time, Billy Crawford finally made public the reason why he left the noontime variety show “It’s Showtime” in which he used to be a regular host. “Honestly, it’s because of my personal life,” he says. “As you all know, I got married to Coleen (Garcia) in April this year in Balesin Island. Right before the wedding, I got really very busy so I had to take a leave of absence from ‘It’s Showtime.’ I’m very grateful to t...

What do you get when you bring a promdi widower dad, his pasosyal unica hija, and their constant disagreements together in one posh condo unit? Beginning October 14 in various territories abroad, loyal Kapuso viewers are in for more exciting and hilarious nights as GMA Network debuts its newest sitcom, Daddy’s Gurl. Bringing in the laughs is the no-fail comedic duo of Bossing Vic Sotto and Phenomenal Star Maine Mendoza as Barak and Visitacion “Stacy” Otogan. Barak is a ...

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