Month: March 2023

Gerald Anderson says Julia Barretto is the woman he’ll marry

“Siya na.” These were the words of actor Gerald Anderson when asked if he sees his current girlfriend and former co-star Julia Barretto as the person he’s going to marry. In an interview with Korina Sanchez and reported by ABS-CBN,…

Groups renew support to Million Trees Foundation project

By Jennifer T. Santos LA MESA WATERSHED, Quezon City – Two years after its establishment, the Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) led by Chairman Emeritus PDDG Reynaldo V. Velasco (ret) and President Melandrew T. Velasco together with representatives from institutional…

Bangko Sentral raises interest rates again; Fitch Solutions sees last hike for 2023 in May

MANILA – With inflation expected to remain elevated in most of 2023, Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research forecasts another 25 basis points hike in the central bank’s key rates in May, seen as the last for the year. Last…

P4-B ‘shabu’ seized in Baguio City raid

BAGUIO CITY – Joint operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized 575 kg. of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P4 billion and arrested a Chinese national in Baguio…

Fil-Am Bamboo set for US, Canada concert tour with KZ Tandingan

For the first time, Kapamilya artists Bamboo and KZ Tandingan will embark together on an American and Canadian concert tour in April. “It’s the first time we’re on a tour,” said Bamboo, a Filipino American who migrated to San Francisco…

US, PHL TROOPS GIRDING FOR WAR WITH CHINA? Beijing ops at sea alarm Austin, Galvez; US warship, troops arrive for big drills

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor CAMP AGUINALDO/WASHINGTON D.C. – As top American military officials warn of a likely war between the United States and China by 2025 due to heated tensions in the…

California Governor Newsom eases drought restrictions

By Claire Morales True YOLO COUNTY – Governor Gavin Newsom has rolled back some drought emergency provisions that are no longer needed due to current water conditions, while maintaining other measures that support regions and communities still facing water supply…

AS I SEE IT: Women History Month: Let’s recognize the woman behind the man

Welcome to Women’s History Month!  Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. The San Jose Job Corps’…

OFFLINE: China’s diplomacy not working as expected

The People’s Republic of China is having uncomfortable moments where its relations with the Philippines is concerned, and with good reason. The Philippines today is not the Philippines of seven years ago, when then President Rodrigo Duterte was somehow enveigled…

DEGAMO SLAY: 17 CASES FILED VS TEVES, OTHERS; Negros solon still ‘hiding’ in US?, seeks 2-month travel extension

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief MANILA/SAN FRANCISCO — Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves has been implicated by two arrested suspected killers of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo and has been impleaded in murder charges and other charges filed against the assassins…