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Carlos Yulo captures 2 golds in Azerbaijan World Cup

MANILA — Multi-awarded Filipino Olympian Carlos Yulo concluded his stint in the Baku, Azerbaijan leg of the 2023 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series with a double gold medal harvest after conquering the men’s vault final on March 12. President Ferdinand…

CRISTINA OSMENA: Making sense of bank collapses

While this is not a personal finance column, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and the current distress of Credit Suisse (underway as I write this) must be the news of the week. And rightly so. If anyone…

‘Eat Bulaga” and hosts Tito, Vic and Joey ‘to stay’

By Jennifer T. Santos “We are here to stay.” This in gist is what former Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto stressed as talks intensify about the possible rebranding of the top noontime television show “Eat Bulaga” on GMA Network and the…

UPSIDE: More than Burt Bacharach’s cook

World-renowned singer-songwriter Burt Bacharach died Feb. 8 at age 94, sending his now-classic compositions back on the airwaves, stirring memories for the many generations whose sentiments he captured for over 50 years. More than the multi-award winner’s greatest hits, however,…

Hate crimes in US hit record high in 2021 — FBI

By Gilda P. Balan, Correspondent LOS ANGELES – The number of hate crimes in the US rose dramatically in 2021, setting an all-time high of almost 11,000 incidents. So says an FBI annual hate crimes report. Worst of all, the…

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…

KathNiel, Coco Martin among top celebrity taxpayers in 2022

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) honored top celebrity taxpayers for 2022 which include Kapamilya stars Coco Martin, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The regional office of the BIR in Quezon City said that the tandem, also known by their…

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Anne Curtis finishes Tokyo Marathon, aims for World Marathon Majors medal

Actress-host Anne Curtis is now halfway in her journey to chase six stars as she aims for World Marathon Majors medal. This was after her successful run in the 2023 Tokyo Marathon last week, her mother network ABS-CBN reported. In…

Inflation still high at 8.6%; President okays inter-agency committee to combat inflation

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has approved the creation of a high-level inter-agency advisory body to mitigate inflation and ensure food and energy security,  National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Arsenio Balisacan reported. Balisacan said the advisory body…

ART GABOT MADLAING: Notarization and proof of life

Rosemary, an old client, called and text me last week requesting help and assistance in the notarization and apostille of Special Power of Attorney (SPA) prepared by her lawyer for the sale of some real estate properties in the Philippines. …