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Third time’s a charm for KimXi

Xian Lim and Kim Chiu find their way back to each other via a third film outing

By: Jecelyn V. Macahindog
Manila Bulletin
Xian Lim and Kim Chiu find their way back to each other via a third film outing
Xian Lim and Kim Chiu find way back to each other via a third film outing
Xian Lim and Kim Chiu find their way back to each other via a third film outing
Cameras have started rolling [...]

An homage to unsung heroes

A scene from ‘Filipinas 1941′

By: Marjorie S. Duran
Manila Bulletin
A scene from ‘Filipinas 1941′
With the influx of Broadway musicals into the country, playwright Vince Tañada finds it necessary to create an original Filipino play that would foster a renewed sense of cultural identity.
“Filipinas 1941” starring Tanada, who also wrote and directed it, narrates the suffering of Filipinos under the Japanese [...]

Salvador ties Villacencio at helm with 66 in Bacolod

Elmer Salvador

Source: Manila Times
Elmer Salvador
BACOLOD: Title-hungry Arnold Villacencio flubbed a birdie-putt from two feet on No. 8 and settled for a four-under 66, dropping into a tie with Elmer Salvador, one stroke ahead of fancied Tony Lascuña and obscure Chris Mamaril at the start of the P1 million Negros Occidental Classic here on Wednesday.
Eager to sink [...]

Century Properties taps Novotel chain

Jose E.B. Antonio

By: James Loyola
Manila Bulletin
Century Properties Group is tapping the international Novotel chain for its venture into the hotel business which is part of its strategy to grow its annual recurring income to at least P1 billion by 2019.
Jose E.B. Antonio
During the firm’s annual meeting, its shareholders approved the creation of a new subsidiary, Century Properties [...]

Abad on DAP: ‘Use it or lose it’

Budget Secretary Butch Abad defends DAP which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional.

Source: Manila Bulletin
Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on Thursday insisted that the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was used in good faith and was “an urgent response to an urgent threat”.
Speaking before a televised senate hearing, Abad noted that “only some acts and practices” of the DAP were declared unconstitutional and that cross-border transfers [...]

President Aquino issues proclamation declaring holidays for year 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini at the Mabini Shrine in Barangay Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas on Wednesday (July 23). With the theme: “Mabini: Talino at Paninindigan,” the yearlong festivity aims to honor Mabini, the “Sublime Paralytic,” as the brains behind the Philippine revolution. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Rey Baniquet / Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Source: Presidential Communications Operations Office(PCOO)
President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini at the Mabini Shrine in Barangay Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas on Wednesday (July 23). With the theme: “Mabini: Talino at Paninindigan,” the yearlong festivity aims to honor Mabini, the “Sublime Paralytic,” as [...]

Sister act

ALEX AND Toni Gonzaga watch each other’s back

By: Mikee Delizo
Manila Bulletin
“Ang kapatid mo, ginawa ’yan hindi para kalabanin; ginawa ’yan para may kakampi ka sa laban sa buhay”
ALEX AND Toni Gonzaga watch each other’s back
Celebrity sisters Toni, 30, and Alex Gonzaga, 26, value their closeness and use it to keep their relationship intact in the face of harsh showbiz realities.
Despite persistent issues [...]

Anne takes a break

Anne Curtis with her cousins (Instagram)

By: Rowena Tan
Manila Bulletin
Anne Curtis with her cousins (Instagram)
Actress-TV host Anne Curtis is in Australia for a much-needed break following the finale of “Dyesebel” on Friday.
The “It’s Showtime” mainstay posted a photo of a passport and a ticket on Instagram, Monday, captioning it, “On my way back home to Melbourne for some rest and family [...]

Ateneo mauls UP, nails 3rd straight win

Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena (No. 15) scores a layup against University of the Philippines’ Miguel Reyes (No. 9) during their match on Wednesday in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

By: JOSEF T. RAMOS
Manila Times
Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena (No. 15) scores a layup against University of the Philippines’ Miguel Reyes (No. 9) during their match on Wednesday in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
ATENEO De Manila University toppled University [...]

Petron rips C. Valley, finishes 5th

Petron’s Dindin Santiago (left) blocks the spike of Cagayan Valley’s Wenneth Eulalio during their Philippine Superliga match yesterday at the Cuneta Astrodome. The Blaze Spikers won in straight sets. (Tony Pionilla)

Source: Manila Bulletin
Games Saturday (Cuneta Astrodome)
11:30 p.m. – AirAsia vs PLDT (women’s)
3:30 p.m. – PLDT vs Cignal (men’s)
5:30 p.m. – Generika-Army vs
RC Cola-Air Force (women’s)
Petron’s Dindin Santiago (left) blocks the spike of Cagayan Valley’s Wenneth Eulalio during their Philippine Superliga match yesterday at the Cuneta Astrodome. The Blaze Spikers won in straight sets. (Tony Pionilla)
Petron [...]

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