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Philippines’s Pia Wurtzbach is 64th Miss Universe

By Chuck Smith/philstar.com – Philippine bet Pia Wurtzbach is taking home the crown, after host Steve Harvey admitted making a mistake in declaring Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez this year’s Miss Universe. The 26-year-old beauty queen is proclaimed the 64th Miss Universe on Sunday (Monday morning, Philippine time) at the Read more »

BBC airs special report on AlDub

By NR Ramos/mb.com/ph – The popular tandem of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, otherwise known as AlDub, has been featured anew in a special report on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that aired Tuesday. Filipino BBC World News anchor Rico Hizon discussed the impact of the tandem on various businesses, Read more »

‘Heneral Luna’ is Philippines’ entry to Oscars 2016’s foreign film category

By Lara Tan/CNN Philippines – Historical-action biopic Heneral Luna has been selected as the Philippines’ official entry to the 88th Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film category. Heneral Luna’s official Facebook page announced the news on Monday (September 21), a few weeks before Oscars’ submission deadline of October Read more »

Chris Brown cleared to leave Philippines after bizarre appeals

By Joel Guinto/AFP – Grammy-winning hip-hop star Chris Brown was cleared to leave the Philippines late Friday, an official said, after he was temporarily barred from exiting the country over a row with a powerful religious sect. The 26-year-old American — who was stuck in Manila for two days Read more »

Pinoy group El Gamma Penumbra wins first ‘Asia’s Got Talent’

By Lara Tan/CNN Philippines – The shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra emerged as the winner of the first Asia’s Got Talent on Thursday (May 14). They beat other Filipino acts namely operatic singer Gerphil Flores, spunky dance group Junior New System,10-year-old songstress Gwyneth Dorado, and five others from Singapore, Read more »

Actress Liezl Martinez, wife of actor Albert Martinez, passes away

via inquirer.net – Actress Liezl Martinez passed away on Saturday morning after several years of battling cancer. Actress Amalia Fuentes confirmed to Inquirer Entertainment’s Bayani San Diego that Liezl died at around 6:15 a.m. She was 47. “No pain in my life worse than this,” Fuentes said. “Please pray Read more »