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‘Walang Forever’ wins best picture award, ‘My Bebe Love’ tops early box office gross as Metro filmfest breaks record


January 1, 2016
The ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival has broken last year’s box office record with a gross sales of tickets of P380 million in only three days since opening on Christmas Day.
This was learned from Dominic Du, a member of the Metropolitan Manila Film Festival (MMFF) executive committee, who said that the three-day box office gross earnings of P380 million was higher than last year’s P364 million for the same period. Continue reading

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PHL now has 415 classified caves


January 1, 2016
QUEZON CITY – The country now has a total of 415 classified caves, which the government is required to preserve and ensure their sustainable use.
This developed as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has classified an additional 51 caves to guide communities on their responsible management. Prior to this, 364 caves had already been classified by the agency according to their characteristics. Continue reading

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FilAm Donaire vows to win bigger fights


January 1, 2016
MANILA - Now back as reigning world champion, Filipino American Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Philippines is readying to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight belt. Continue reading

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Pope Francis condemns killings in Mindanao


January 1, 2016
MANILA — Pope Francis has condemned the “senseless attacks” that killed at least nine civilians in Southern Philippines recently.
In a telegram sent to Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of the Cotabato Archdiocese by the Pontiff’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy Father said he was saddened by the killings. Continue reading

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The Making of a Monument (One generation’s legacy to the next)


January 1, 2016
The Dr. Jose Rizal Monument was the brain child of the late Sir Roberto Roque and Lady Herminia Roque of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, Malaya Chapter. Conceived in 1994, the initial plan was to purchase a bronze statue at $65,000. A letter was sent to Quintin Pastrana, Deputy Director of the Philippine Centennial Commission for the acquisition of the statue in 1997. Continue reading

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High Court stops disqualification of presidential aspirant Grace Poe


January 1, 2016
MANILA (PhilAmPress) — The Supreme Court (SC) stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday, Dec. 28, from enforcing its decision that disqualified Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares from running in the 2016 presidential polls. Continue reading

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Marian Rivera gives birth to first child


December 1, 2015
Actress Marian Rivera has given birth to a healthy baby girl at the Makati Medical Center in Makati City.
She and husband Dingdong Dantes immediately received congratulatory messages from friends and fans on becoming new parents to their baby whom they will call Maria Letizia. Continue reading

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Reasons to climb the 10-peak Mount Batulao


December 1, 2015
TAGAYTAY CITY– Trekking has been my regular activity for over a year now. And when I’m scheduling another climb, I see to it to try mountains I haven’t climbed. Continue reading

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FilAm Ana Julaton to fight at MOA in December


December 1, 2015
PASAY CITY – Filipina-American champion boxer and now Mixed Martial Artist Ana Julaton of San Fracisco, California is eager to meet Irina Mazepa in the ONE: Spirit of Champions Dec. 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Continue reading

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Pnoy poised to sign P3-trillion nat’l budget


December 1, 2015
MANILA – President Aquino is expected to sign into law before the year ends the newly Congress-approved general appropriations bill embodying the P3-trillion national government budget for 2016. Continue reading

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