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Imelda Papin named to PCSO Board

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has appointed singer-turned-politician Imelda Papin as acting member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).  Papin, known in the local showbiz scene as the “Jukebox Queen,” took her oath…

World Bank expects further PHL economic growth until 2026

TAGUIG CITY – Philippine economic growth is expected to increase by an average of 5.9 percent between 2024 and 2026, driven by the strong domestic demand and pickup in global growth, according to the World Bank. In its Philippines Economic Update…

Willie Revillame bounces back, closer to opening new TV5 show

By Jennifer T. Santos Popular television host, singer and businessman Wilfredo “Willie” Revillame is nearing the homerun for the opening of his new show, this time in TV5. It was gathered the still untitled show will start in July. The show…

Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Paalam, ex-martial arts champion Bacyadan get  Olympic berths

BANGKOK/MANILA  – Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Carlo Paalam booked a return trip to the Olympics after a unanimous decision win over India’s Sachin Siwach in the men’s 57 kg semifinals at the 2nd World Boxing Olympic Qualification held at Indoor Stadium…

SoCal man charged with hate crime for attacking Asian-American woman

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent CULVERT CITY — For punching an Asian-American woman in the head in Culver City while shouting racial slurs, Jesse Allen Lindsey, 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 29. A report appearing in…

Offline: Who will replace Bongbong Marcos?

Those who ask the obvious question of who will replace Bongbong Marcos — if for whatever reason he is removed from office – need to know the possibilities, of which there are several. The answer for now is just as…

Upside: PFS named Best Nonprofit in San Mateo area

SAN MATEO, California – The San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce (SMACC) hailed Peninsula Family Service (PFS) the “Best Nonprofit in the San Mateo Area” on the basis of 12,500 votes from residents and workers. Charles Hansen, PFS Chief Programs…

US Senate eyes $500-M annual US military aid for PHL

MAKATI CITY – The United States Senate is waiting for a detailed analysis from the US Department of Defense (DOD) on the proposal to increase the annual US$40 million US military aid or Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to the Philippines to…

7th Eddys to pay tribute to Carlo Caparas, Lito Lapid, 4 other movie icons

The Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd) is celebrating the seventh edition of the annual Eddys (Entertainment Editors’ Choice), a film award show happening on July 7 at the Ceremonial Hall of the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City. The…

Alice H. Reyes: Speaking of Sean

  My  son Sean is the  strong, silent type, a man of few words , as shown in his replies to my texts.              It is said that “still waters run deep” and I like…