JUST IN: Vilma Santos-Recto Elected As House Deputy Speaker

Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto Now Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives VILMA SANTOS-RECTO – Batangas 6th District Representative Vilma Santos-Recto was elected as the House Deputy Speaker. Just like the Senate, the House of Representatives has its own organized ladder of leadership. It is headed by the House Speaker and, recently, Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter […]

The post JUST IN: Vilma Santos-Recto Elected As House Deputy Speaker appeared first on Philippine News.


Load more
Go to source
unread news (Demo user)
unread news (Demo user)
Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on
BERLIN, Germany – Where guard towers and barbed wire once stood, runners pounded the 100-mile (160 kilometer) path along the former Berlin Wall this weekend in a race with victims of the Cold War relic at its heart. On Saturday at 6:00 AM (0400 GMT), around 500 runners started the 8th ...
2 h
www.rappler.com
Wildlife meet mulls trade rules to counter 'unprecedented' species declines
GENEVA, Switzerland – Amid growing alarm over accelerating extinctions, a major international conference opened in Geneva Saturday, August 17, aiming to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory and other endangered animal and plant species. Thousands of conservationists and policymakers from more than 180 countries will meet for 12 days ...
2 h
www.rappler.com
Beats replace bombs: Young Iraqis revel at summer festival
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Hundreds of Iraqi teenagers clapped along exuberantly to techno beats pumping across a makeshift dance hall on Friday night, August 16, a scene their capital had not witnessed in decades. Neon red, yellow, and white stage lights helped transform the basketball court in the People's Stadium in central Baghdad into ...
2 h
www.rappler.com
First Ebola cases surface in DR Congo's South Kivu province
BUKAVU, DR Congo – A woman has died of Ebola and her infant son was diagnosed with the virus in the first confirmed cases in DR Congo's South Kivu province, reviving fears Friday, August 16, the highly contagious disease could spread through the region. (READ: Fast Facts: Ebola ) The Democratic Republic ...
2 h
www.rappler.com
BanKo blanks Air Force for second win
BanKo's one-two punch of Dzi Gervacio and Nicole Tiamzon proved too much for Air Force.
3 h
philstar.com
This week, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto was big on traffic
MANILA, Philippines – Racing to beat a 60-day deadline to fix the city’s traffic problem, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto spent much of the past week sorting out the pressure points that cause the city’s daily gridlocks. On Monday, August 12, he called out barangay officials for closing ...
3 h
www.rappler.com
Sudan: From demonstrations to transition accord
PARIS, France – The launch on Saturday, August 17, of a historic transition to civilian rule in Sudan comes eight months after the start of popular protests , in which more than 250 were killed. A timeline: Bread prices  Protests erupt on December 19, 2018, against a government decision to triple bread ...
3 h
www.rappler.com
PVL: Myla Pablo shines as Motolite nabs 1st win
MANILA, Philippines--Myla Pablo finally delivered what was expected of her, making 20 points to give Motolite its first victory, beating new team Chef's Classics, 25-22, 25-19, 25-19, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Confence at Filoil Flying V Center. The veteran spiker inspired her younger teammate Tots Carlos who chipped in nine markers as the Power Builders recovered from the first-game loss to the defending champion Creamline Cool Smashers. Maria Nieza Viray topscored for Chef's Classics with 10 points, but the new team's collective effort fell short as Motolite out-attacked, 37-27. Iris Tolenada had 15 excellent sets for Motolite which worked harder on fl...Keep on reading: PVL: Myla Pablo shines as Motolite nabs 1st win
3 h
INQUIRER.net
De Lima to Duterte: Stop Chinese plan on 3 PH isles
MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Leila de Lima on Saturday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to cancel agreements with Chinese investors' to turn three strategic islands in the Philippines into economic and tourism zones. De Lima, a staunch critic of the President, filed Senate Resolution No. 93, seeking the cancellation of the planned development on Fuga Island in Cagayan province and Grande and Chiquita Islands in Subic Bay, Zambales province. Last April, the Philippines secured $12.16 billion worth of investments as part of the 19 business deals signed between Filipino and Chinese companies during the President's visit to Beijing for the Belt and Road Initiative forum. READ: Ch...Keep on reading: De Lima to Duterte: Stop Chinese plan on 3 PH isles
3 h
INQUIRER.net
7 more Russian weightlifters charged with doping offenses
BUDAPEST, Hungary --- Seven more top Russian weightlifters have been charged with doping offenses, taking the total charged this week to 12. The International Weightlifting Federation says the seven, including five world and European championship medalists, face allegations stemming from World Anti-Doping Agency investigations into widespread drug use and cover-ups in Russia over the last decade. Two of them, Dmitry Lapikov and Nadezhda Evstyukina, were previously stripped of medals they won at the 2008 Olympics after samples they gave tested positive. WADA has been analyzing a vast archive of data obtained in January from the anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, where cases we...Keep on reading: 7 more Russian weightlifters charged with doping offenses
3 h
INQUIRER.net
PSL: Cignal HD secures semis berth, overcomes Generika-Ayala
MANILA, Philippines--Cignal HD averted a late fourth-set collapse to preserve a 25-15, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22 win over Generika-Ayala Saturday and earn a spot in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference semifinals at Ynares Sports Center. The HD Spikers squandered five straight points but still got the right breaks down the stretch to score the triumph. They will take on the two-time defending champions Petron Blaze Spikers in the semifinals starting on Tuesday. Rachel Anne Daquis finished with 14 points, while Jovelyn Gonzaga added 10 for Cignal which also capitalized on its towering frontline to score 16 kill-blocks against just five by Generika. Generika-Ayala, which...Keep on reading: PSL: Cignal HD secures semis berth, overcomes Generika-Ayala
3 h
INQUIRER.net
BOC vows to hunt down men who attacked 2 workers
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said it would exert all efforts to hunt down the gunmen who shot at and wounded two of its employees in Makati. "The agency will extend the necessary support and assistance to its personnel. We enjoin all BOC employees to remain focused on our mission and pray for the speedy recovery of our colleagues," Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero said in a statement on Saturday. According to Makati police, BOC employees Maricon Manalo and Marietta Lasac were on their way home when four unidentified armed men blocked them and shot them. Both employees were rushed to the hospital and are now in stable condition, police said. READ: 2 fema...Keep on reading: BOC vows to hunt down men who attacked 2 workers
3 h
INQUIRER.net
Allen Durham returning to help Meralco’s PBA Governors’ Cup bid
MANILA, Philippines---Meralco has tapped the services of Allen Durham anew for the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Durham will be making his fourth straight appearance for the Bolts, who are aiming for a major rebound after failing to make the playoffs in the first two conferences this season. The Bolts have always been at their most dangerous form with Durham in tow. The 31-year-old big man has led Meralco to the finals in back-to-back fashion in 2016 and 2017 before taking the Bolts to the semis last year. Durham, a two-time PBA Best Import, last played for the Shiga Lakestars in Japan's B.League....Keep on reading: Allen Durham returning to help Meralco’s PBA Governors’ Cup bid
4 h
INQUIRER.net
PH at high risk for polio – DOH
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is currently at a "high risk" for poliovirus transmission, the Department of Health (DOH) said in a statement released on Saturday, August 17.  The DOH sees a high risk for transmission of poliovirus, the virus that causes poliomyelitis or polio, ...
4 h
www.rappler.com
Guanzon to Cardema: ‘Study your case, get a good lawyer’
MANILA, Philippines --- "A friendly advise to @RonaldCardema he should study his case and get good lawyer." Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon tweeted this Saturday to National Youth Commission (NYC) Chairman Ronald Cardema who had accused her of asking favors in exchange for the approval of the Duterte Youth party-list's accreditation. https://twitter.com/commrguanzon/status/1162640252642586625 Cardema previously filed his application for substitution as Duterte Youth Partylist group's first nominee after the original nominees, including his wife Ducielle Marie, withdrew their nominations. However, the Comelec First Division ruled that Cardema,...Keep on reading: Guanzon to Cardema: ‘Study your case, get a good lawyer’
4 h
INQUIRER.net
Rival rallies as Hong Kong's divisions deepen
Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies on Saturday in a major test for the movement following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week – and as concerns mount over Beijing's next move. The new marches came as thousands of pro-government ...
4 h
www.rappler.com
PBA finalists San Miguel, TNT rekindle rivalry in Macau
  MANILA, Philippines – The two protagonists of the recent PBA Finals will rekindle their rivalry in a foreign tournament in Macau in September.  The San Miguel Beermen , who just bagged the PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown over TNT KaTropa, will slug it out again in the Terrific 12 East ...
4 h
www.rappler.com
Chris McCullough refuses to be called Beermen’s savior: ‘I just came in and helped’
MANILA, Philippines---When Chris McCullough arrived in San Miguel late in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, the Beermen's campaign already looked hopeless. The Beermen were at a miserable 2-5 and were in danger of missing the playoffs for the just the second time in the Leo Austria era. Things immediately started to change for the Beermen when McCullough took over as they went on a three-game winning streak and the rest is history. McCullough, who once played for the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards, capped the Beermen's improbable turnaround, leading them the 2019 Commissioner's Cup title after a grueling six games against top seed TNT. It can be said that McCullough, who ...Keep on reading: Chris McCullough refuses to be called Beermen’s savior: ‘I just came in and helped’
4 h
INQUIRER.net
Motolite bounces back, thumps Chef's Classics
Motolite barged into the win column of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after drubbing newcomer Chef's Classics in straight sets, 25-22, 25-19, 25-19.
4 h
philstar.com
Cardema asks Duterte, SC for help vs Guanzon’s ‘extortion’
MANILA, Philippines --- Former National Youth Commission (NYC) chairman Ronald Cardema appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte and justices of the Supreme Court (SC) to look into the alleged extortion of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon against him. "Humihingi kami ng tulong sa Pangulo. Kapag ganitong level na literally na durog na durog na kami, baka naman pwede kami humingi ng tulong sa Pangulo," Cardema said during a press conference in Quezon City on Saturday. [We are asking the President for hep. At this level that we are literally crushed, maybe we can ask help from the President.] "Nananawagan kami sa Supreme Court sa mga justices, nananawag...Keep on reading: Cardema asks Duterte, SC for help vs Guanzon’s ‘extortion’
4 h
INQUIRER.net
Ex-NBA player KJ McDaniels to reinforce TNT in Governors' Cup
MANILA, Philippines – If it ain't broke, don't fix it. TNT is following the same formula that brought it back to relevance in the PBA by tapping the services of former NBA player KJ McDaniels as import for the season-ending Governors' Cup.  Former NBA veteran Terrence Jones helped propel TNT ...
5 h
www.rappler.com
Miss Earth beauties out to save PH local dialects
      MANILA, Philippines--The Miss Earth Philippines beauties wants to save not only the environment, but also the native language and local dialects. According to them, there is not much information from traditional and new media that are written in Filipino and other local languages. "It's important to use Filipino language in the new media formats. It would be good if companies make the effort to have websites in Filipino, not only in English," Miss Earth Philippines-Fire Alexandra Dayrit told the Inquirer. Meanwhile, growing up in Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental province, Miss Earth Philippines-Air Ana Tan said that books in her homet...Keep on reading: Miss Earth beauties out to save PH local dialects
5 h
INQUIRER.net
Comelec’s Guanzon denies extortion allegation, won’t inhibit from Duterte Youth’s Cardema case
Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Saturday denied the extortion allegation hurled against her by Duterte Youth party-list group’s Ronald Cardema.
5 h
philstar.com
Responding to Cardema, poll exec Guanzon tweets rat poison picture
MANILA, Philippines – The beleaguered aspiring politician Ronald Cardema had just accused her of political harassment, and poll body Commissioner Rowena Guanzon’s first response was to tweet a picture of rat poison. “I will not inhibit from the cases of Cardema. Period,” the caption read.
5 h
www.rappler.com
Learning unselfish play, Romeo rewarded with another PBA title
MANILA, Philippines – Winning with San Miguel has given Terrence Romeo a renewed perspective on basketball. Romeo admitted he no longer cares about being the hero all the time as he thrived in an off-the-bench role on the way to capturing his second straight PBA championship with the Beermen. Flourishing ...
5 h
www.rappler.com
DOJ, Immigration to tighten visa upon arrival policy
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Immigration will implement stricter rules on the visa upon arrival (VUA) policy, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Saturday. "The DOJ and the BI are tightening up the rules on the issuance of visa upon arrival (VUA)," Guevarra said in a message to reporters. Guevarra noted that they would "limit the maximum permissible period to 30 days, blacklist overstaying aliens, ensure non-convertibility to work visas, and impose sanctions on travel agencies breaking the rules." Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete previously disclosed that the BI was already reviewing the system and identified some of its loo...Keep on reading: DOJ, Immigration to tighten visa upon arrival policy
5 h
INQUIRER.net
Palace: It’s Duterte’s call to discuss with Xi Chinese ships entering PH waters
        MANILA, Philippines --- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Saturday said that it is President Rodrigo Duterte's call if he wants to discuss with President Xi Jinping the recent issue on Chinese warships crossing Philippine waters when he visits China. Panelo also aired his thoughts that if such issue will be brought up, he considers it as "important." "Well that's the call of the President whether he wants to raise that with President Xi, but I suppose taking that up would also be important," Panelo told reporters during an event led by the Federation of FIlipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industries Inc. (FFCCCII) in Quezo...Keep on reading: Palace: It’s Duterte’s call to discuss with Xi Chinese ships entering PH waters
5 h
INQUIRER.net
Facebook’s fact checking program expands to Instagram
MANILA, Philippines – Instagram users can now report suspicious and possibly false posts spread all over the platform. But for now, only US-based fact checkers will be verifying the flagged posts. On August 15, Facebook announced that it was expanding its third-party fact checking program to Instagram, ...
5 h
www.rappler.com
Shenzhen: The border city a world away from Hong Kong
SHENZHEN, China – The southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen borders the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong, but calls for greater freedom from protesters in the Asian financial hub meet with short shrift among their mainland neighbors. In the sprawling mainland city known for its high-tech market, many Shenzhen residents tell AFP ...
5 h
www.rappler.com
Gotta catch—and keep—’em all: Pokemon’s enduring legacy
Pokemon---the small, adorable creatures with special fighting abilities---have been around for more than two decades, and they're as popular as ever, mainly due to families sharing the legacy. More than 7,500 people from 49 different countries are expected to attend the annual Pokemon World Championships in Washington this weekend. On Friday, as the event kicked off, most of the attendees appeared to be in their twenties or older. "I'm 24, but I know I look young," joked Amanda Gunkle, who was decked head-to-toe in the gear of Pikachu, the iconic yellow Pokemon. She came in from Pittsburg with her twin brother to watch the tournament. "I've been a fan (of Pokemon) since m...Keep on reading: Gotta catch—and keep—’em all: Pokemon’s enduring legacy
5 h
INQUIRER.net
Without Messi, Barcelona loses 1st league opener in 10 years
MADRID --- Barcelona lost its opening Spanish league match for the first time in a decade on Friday, falling at Athletic Bilbao 1-0 as Antoine Griezmann couldn't make up for Lionel Messi's absence. Veteran striker Aritz Aduriz scored from a spectacular overhead kick a minute after coming off the bench in the 88th minute, handing Barcelona the loss after 10 straight opening league wins. Griezmann, Barcelona's biggest offseason signing, was held scoreless in his competitive debut after joining from rival Atltico Madrid for 120 million euros ($133 million). It was a lackluster performance for the France forward whose only significant scoring chance came with a header in the final ...Keep on reading: Without Messi, Barcelona loses 1st league opener in 10 years
5 h
INQUIRER.net
Fajardo, Rosario, Pogoy set to rejoin Gilas Pilipinas on Monday
MANILA, Philippines---Gilas Pilipinas will finally have everyone on board when it resumes practice on Monday. Head coach Yeng Guiao said San Miguel Beer's June Mar Fajardo and TNT's Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy will rejoin the team on Monday after wrapping up their stint in the PBA Commissioner's Cup won by the Beermen in six games. "On Monday, we expect everybody to be here including Roger, Troy and June Mar. So for the first time in a long time, that's the time we'll be a hundred percent in practice," Guiao, who gave his wards a day off on Sunday, said after wrapping up training on Saturday. Guiao thinks the three won't have a hard time in reincorporating themselves back in the sy...Keep on reading: Fajardo, Rosario, Pogoy set to rejoin Gilas Pilipinas on Monday
5 h
INQUIRER.net
Hong Kong teachers’ rally starts another weekend of protests
HONG KONG --- Thousands of school teachers in Hong Kong marched to the official residence of the city's leader on Saturday as another weekend of protests got underway in the Chinese territory. An overflow crowd rallied at a nearby public square before setting off on streets that had been closed to traffic, carrying signs that read "Protect the next generation" and umbrellas to ward off intermittent downpours. The teachers tied white ribbons to a metal fence near Government House to show their support for the protesters, who have taken to the streets since early June and include many students. They said the government of leader Carrie Lam should answer the protesters' demands an...Keep on reading: Hong Kong teachers’ rally starts another weekend of protests
5 h
INQUIRER.net
Local execs push for reconciliation program for Islamic militants
Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman and Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim will jointly formulate an institutional program meant to return Islamist militants into mainstream society.
5 h
philstar.com
PVL: Adamson sweeps San Beda to open campaign
MANILA, Philippines---Adamson University took down San Beda in one fell swoop, 25-18, 25-22, 25-16, to start its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center. Trisha Genesis led the Lady Falcons, who had three players score in double figures, with 16 points while Lucille Almonte and Ceasa Pinar had 11 points apiece. Adamson head coach Lerma Giron commended the players for showing up and taking on the challenge of the league. "They were already competitive to begin with and now they're leveling up together with the competition," said Giron in Filipino. "This would be a great way for us to prepare for the UAAP." The Lady Fal...Keep on reading: PVL: Adamson sweeps San Beda to open campaign
5 h
INQUIRER.net
Latino actors, writers pen ‘letter of solidarity’ amid fears
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published Friday in The New York Times and in a handful of Spanish-language newspapers, says the signers stand with U.S. Latinos who may feel "terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of attacks," citing the shooting in El Paso, which targeted Hispanics, and another shooting in Gilroy, California. The two attacks killed nearly two dozen Latinos. A huge immigration raid of Mississipp...Keep on reading: Latino actors, writers pen ‘letter of solidarity’ amid fears
6 h
INQUIRER.net
Reigning Mr. World Approves Transgender Men Joining Mister World
Reigning Mr. World Supports Transgender Candidates Joining Beauty Pageants REIGNING MR WORLD – The reigning Mr. World, Rohit Khandelwal, said he approves transgender men joining Mister World. The issue about the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and queer) rights is considered one of the most sensitive topics in the world today. We can’t deny that […] The post Reigning Mr. World Approves Transgender Men Joining Mister World appeared first on Philippine News.
6 h
philnews.ph
Disappointed Lady Stabs Boyfriend After Refusing to Buy Her Ice Cream
Disappointed Lady Attacks Boyfriend Using Scissors After Refusing to Buy Her Ice Cream A disappointed lady allegedly stabbed her boyfriend using a scissor after refusing to buy her ice cream and even calling her fat. In China, a couple who had only been together in a relationship for around twenty (20) days made a scandalous […] The post Disappointed Lady Stabs Boyfriend After Refusing to Buy Her Ice Cream appeared first on Philippine News.
6 h
philnews.ph
Big man Bol Bol excited for NBA debut with Nuggets
Teen center Bol Bol, the Sudanese-American son of the late NBA star Manute Bol, is confident and excited to begin his own NBA journey with the Denver Nuggets. The 7-foot-2 (2.18m) 19-year-old has an amazing 7-foot-8 (2.37m) extended fingertip reach, impressive outside shooting and dribbling moves to match his formidable shotblocking skills and is back to full strength after a left foot fracture cut short his US college career. "I still can't believe it, that I'm in the NBA," Bol told AFP. "I'm very excited. Time has flown by. I can't wait to get going." Bol averaged 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots a game in nine appearances for the University of Oregon, conne...Keep on reading: Big man Bol Bol excited for NBA debut with Nuggets
6 h
INQUIRER.net
Marian Rivera’s Son Ziggy’s Latest Photo Elicits Comments From Netizens
Netizens Comment To Latest Photo of Baby Ziggy, the Son of Marian Rivera Marian Rivera posted a photo of her son, Baby Ziggy, on social media and the said latest photo elicited comments from netizens. There are a lot of celebrity children nowadays who gain the admiration of countless people at a very early age. […] The post Marian Rivera’s Son Ziggy’s Latest Photo Elicits Comments From Netizens appeared first on Philippine News.
6 h
philnews.ph
PERSONALITY TIPS – How to Become A Better Person?
Read these personality tips you might want to know. PERSONALITY TIPS – Here are some personality tips for you and ways on how to become a better person for yourself and for everyone. Being a better person is important. But bear in mind that you wanted to improve for yourself and everything, such as kindness […] The post PERSONALITY TIPS – How to Become A Better Person? appeared first on Philippine News.
6 h
philnews.ph
David Schwimmer lookalike sentenced to 9 months in jail
LONDON --- A British judge has sentenced a lookalike of "Friends" actor David Schwimmer to nine months in prison for theft and fraud. Judge Sara Dodd sentenced Abdulah Husseni on Thursday for using a stolen bank card to make or attempt to make fraudulent purchases at four shops in Blackpool, northwest England, last year. He was convicted of one count of theft and four counts of fraud by false representation. Husseni's image became famous after police published surveillance-camera footage of a man carrying a carton of cans from a restaurant in Blackpool. Social media users noted a strong similarity to Schwimmer's character Ross Geller in the TV show. The actor then posted a v...Keep on reading: David Schwimmer lookalike sentenced to 9 months in jail
6 h
INQUIRER.net
Greenland isn't for sale but it is increasingly valuable
WASHINGTON, USA – President Donald Trump's reported wish to buy Greenland may have been rejected by Denmark, but it underscores the rapidly rising value of the massive, ice-covered island due to global warming and to China's drive for an Arctic presence. The accelerating polar ice melt has left sparsely populated Greenland, a ...
6 h
www.rappler.com
NBA-bound Terrence Jones still relishes Philippines stint: ‘I love being here’
MANILA, Philippines---Terrence Jones was the target of a racial slur in the heat of the PBA Commissioners' Cup finals between San Miguel and his club team TNT. San Miguel's Arwind Santos taunted Jones with a monkey gesture late in the second quarter of Game 5 and that merited the 2013 MVP a P200,000 fine and scrutiny from the public. Santos has since broadcasted a public apology via his Twitter account and sought out Jones during shootaround of Game 6 Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. READ: Arwind Santos reaches out toTerrence Jones in person before Game 6 Jones said that Santos' actions won't affect his overall experience in the Philippines that has been nothing but grea...Keep on reading: NBA-bound Terrence Jones still relishes Philippines stint: ‘I love being here’
6 h
INQUIRER.net
Elvis Presley admirers remember his death 42 years ago with vigil
MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Elvis Presley fans carrying lit candles in the Tennessee night are visiting the rock 'n' roll icon's grave at Graceland during the annual vigil commemorating his death 42 years ago. Presley admirers from all over the world descend on Memphis every year to honor his life and career during Elvis Week. The vigil is the week's cornerstone event, with silent mourners filing slowly past his resting place and the graves of his parents and grandmother in the Meditation Garden at his former home, Graceland. The vigil started Thursday night and runs throughout the night into Friday. Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977. But the singer and actor's likeness and voice continu...Keep on reading: Elvis Presley admirers remember his death 42 years ago with vigil
6 h
INQUIRER.net
Tawi Tawi fishermen confirm sightings of Chinese warships
Fishermen said they also spotted the Chinese warships sailing along the Sibutu Strait in Tawi-Tawi and were puzzled by its frequent presence in the area, according to local official.
6 h
philstar.com
Jake Gyllenhaal attributes conquering fear of one-person play to Oscar-winning doc
NEW YORK --- Few performances are as daunting as the one-person play. That's why Jake Gyllenhaal had to find a way to conquer that fear when he took on the role of Abe in the second half of "Sea Wall/A Life." "Before I did it, I was terrified," Gyllenhaal said of "A Life," after the play's Broadway opening. Tom Sturridge stars in "Sea Wall," the other half of the pair of one-act monologues. Gyllenhaal admits that nervousness extended to the rehearsal room. But then he found confidence in an unlikely place. The story of Alex Honnold's 3,000-foot (914-meter) climb of the El Capitan rock formation at Yosemite National Park. "I was sort of quaking in my boots thinking about i...Keep on reading: Jake Gyllenhaal attributes conquering fear of one-person play to Oscar-winning doc
6 h
INQUIRER.net
Clark airport transition smooth as workers take separation pay
CLARK FREEPORT---No protests greeted the private consortium that began handling the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Clark International Airport (CRK) here on Friday (Aug. 16). The first day of the Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD) went smoothly as 215 employees at the state-owned Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) agreed to receive separation pay for positions that were abolished due to the O&M deal, according to Jaime Melo, CIAC president. It was confirmed by Dennis Lumanlan, president of the CIAC employees union. LIPAD is a consortium composed of Changi Airports Philippines Pte. Ltd., Filinvest Development Corp., JG Summit Holdin...Keep on reading: Clark airport transition smooth as workers take separation pay
6 h
INQUIRER.net