Candidates warned vs politicking during Sinulog

SINCE 2013 is an election year, organizers of the Sinulog celebration told those who are running for office to “behave” and keep a low profile during the festivity.

The Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI), through its executive director Ricky Ballesteros, issued the warning. Read the rest of this entry

Binay to talk to Aquino over Garcia suspension

IF GIVEN the chance, Vice President Jejomar Binay would like to see President Benigno Aquino III to discuss Malacañang’s decision to suspend Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia months before the 2013 midterm elections.

Binay, one of the leaders of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to which Garcia belongs, said he has not yet conveyed his dismay over the Palace directive to Aquino because of the Christmas break. Read more

Aquino meets officials in preparation for New Year revelry

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III on Sunday met with concerned government agencies to know their preparations and security measures for the coming New Year revelry.

Officials from the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) briefed the President in Malacanang regarding their measures to ensure fewer injuries and zero-casualties due to firecracker-use. Read more

Aquino leads 116th Rizal Day rites

MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III led the nation in commemorating the 116th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal in ceremonies held at the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park, Manila on Sunday.

This year’s observance of Rizal Day coincided with the 100th year marking the transfer of Rizal’s mortal remains, which were kept in his sister Narcisa’s house in Binondo, Manila to the National Hero’s monument in Luneta. Read more

Sinulog Fun Run, Run for Pablo hit Cebu, Lapu streets today

BEST IN COSTUME. Melina “Twinkle” Ignacio (center), a teacher at the Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School, wins the Best in Costume award in the Cebu City Government-sponsored Sinulog Run. She received P5,000 for the flower-themed costume. Twinkle, who runs ultra marathons, dons a different costume everytime she joins races. (Contributed Photo)

THE third Sinulog Fun Run grew this year with 800 participating runners that will assemble at the Cebu City Sports Center.

The increase in the expected number of runners was due to the support of City Hall employees that will join the run. Read the rest of this entry

38th Metro Manila Film Festival Winners

MAJOR AWARDS Best Picture: “One More Try” 2nd Best Picture: “El Presidente” 3rd Best Picture: “Sisterakas” Best Actress: Nora Aunor Best Actor: Dingdong Dantes Best Director: Brillante Mendoza (“Thy Womb”) Best Screenplay: “One More Try” Best Original Story: “Thy Womb” Best Supporting Actress: Wilma Doesnt (“Sisterakas”) Best Supporting Actor: Cesar Montano (“El Presidente”) Best Editing: [...]

Nora Aunor promises to do more quality movies

SUPERSTAR Nora Aunor vowed to produce more quality films in the coming years after bagging her eight Best Actress trophy in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Her latest achievement was courtesy of her award-winning movie, “Thy Womb,” which also received six awards including Best Director, Most Gender Sensitive film and the Gatpuno Antonio Villegas [...]

A fringe greet

by Cherry Claire Petiluna A few days after the fretted-over doomsday of December 21 (kudos to everyone for surviving—the alarm) comes the realization that instead of worrying about the “end of the world,” everyone should have been excited that another fruitful year is about to end and a hopefully a better one is set to [...]

Threat Vector

By Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy is back and the stakes have never been higher. Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People’s Republic of China has left President [...]