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Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix form responsible love team

Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali

By: Crispina Martinez – Belen Manila Bulletin One of today’s most loved young Kapuso love teams, Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix, appears in two top-rating shows – “Niño” and “Ismol Family.” Both Miguel and Bianca are grateful for the breaks given to them by GMA, particularly the network’s efforts in pushing them to become huge

TUCP thumbs down SONA 2014

A member of the Metal Workers Alliance of the Philippines holds a banner that demands wage hike during Monday’s protests that marked President Aquino’s fifth SONA. (Photo by Alma Buelva)

by Manila Bulletin The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has expressed dismay over President Benigno Aquino III’s declarations during his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday, particularly on matters pertaining to contractualization and low wage. Early into his national report, the President regaled the nation about the accomplishments of the

What coup plot? AFP chief says no need for loyalty check


By: Charissa M. Luci, Mario B. Casayuran & Elena L. Aben Manila Bulletin What coup plot? This was the bemused reaction of members of the Saturday Group of the House of Representatives which is composed of retired military and police officials and former coup plotters. They doused cold water on the supposed destabilization plot against

Rocco Nacino honored to work with Nora Aunor

Nora Aunor and Rocco Nacino in a scene from ‘Hustisya’

By: Crispina Martinez – Belen Manila Bulletin Kapuso star Rocco Nacino feels lucky and honored to have had the chance to work with the country’s superstar, Nora Aunor in “Hustisya” an entry in this year’sCinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival (Director’s showcase category), which starts on Aug. 1. Rocco shared, “At first nailang ako siyempre but

Women workers starting to outdo male counterparts

Students learn metalworking skills at a TESDA training center along United Nations Avenue, Manila.

By: NEIL A. ALCOBER REPORTER Manila Times FILIPINO women are starting to make inroads in various trades dominated by men, especially in sectors where skilled workers are most needed, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Joel Villanueva said on Wednesday. This is because more and more women are taking up technical-vocational or

Cagayan battles Ateneo, eyes share of V-L lead

National University’s Fatima General (left) and Jorelle Singh scramble for reception during their Shakey’s V-League match against Air Force on Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan. Air Force won, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22. (Tony Pionilla)

By: Kristel Satumbaga Manila Bulletin Games Today (The Arena, San Juan) 2 p.m. – UP vs PNP 4 p.m. – Ateneo vs Cagayan National University forced Adamson to establish a modern day record for futility after cruising to a massive 62-25 win that gave the Bulldogs the solo lead in the UAAP basketball tournament yesterday

PNoy submits P2.61-T 2015 national budget to Congress

President Benigno S. Aquino III

Source: Philippine Information Agency(PIA) MANILA, July 31 — President Benigno S. Aquino III—through the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)—today submitted the government’s proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 National Budget to Congress, in fulfillment of the Administration’s commitment to further facilitate rapid, inclusive, and sustainable growth in the country. The Administration’s proposed expenditure program for 2015 is

The fairest of them all…

Sarah is the country’s ‘Most Beautiful Star,’ according to
Yes! Magazine (Screengrab photo)

By: Mikee Delizo Manila Bulletin Sarah Geronimo maintains that beauty should be more than just skin deep Sarah Geronimo has been hailed this year’s “Most Beautiful Star” by entertainment glossy Yes! Magazine, underscoring the fact that the Popstar Princess has it all in spades: the charm, appeal, a pretty face and beauty within. Sarah joins

Network receives Aljur’s complaint

Aljur Abrenica’s legal battle begins

Source: Manila Times GMA Network finally received on Monday Aljur Abrenica’s Judicial Confirmation of Rescission of Contract, which the actor personally filed at the Quezon City Hall of Justice on July 24, together with controversial legal counsel, lawyer Ferdinand Topacio. The station officially released its statement late Tuesday through Angela Javier-Cruz, assistant vice president for

Billiards squad dumps US to advance


By: Kristel Satumbaga Manila Bulletin The Philippine billiards team advanced to the Round of 16 by downing the United States, 4-2, in their group stage elims Tuesday in the 2014 World Pool Team Championship in Beijing, China. Dennis Orcollo, Lee Van Corteza, Carlo Biado and Rubilen Amit showcased their creativity and wide experience against American



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