Photo via

No more window hours on EDSA and C-5 starting October 17

By Ivy Saunar/CNN Philippines – Authorities are scrapping the so-called window hours for private vehicles on EDSA and C-5 beginning Oct. 17. Currently, private vehicles affected by the plate-number-coding scheme on a particular day have window hours — from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — when they can pass through Read more »

Photo via

‘Fotobam’ is Pinoy Word of the Year

By Ghio Ong/The Philippine Star – Acknowledging the Filipinos’ love of taking photos, “fotobam” (photobomb) has been selected as the Filipino word of the year. The word gained even more popularity after the condominium Torre de Manila was dubbed as the “national photobomber” for marring the view of the Read more »

Photo by  Jhesset O. Enano

Beep! Beep! What phaseout? Pinoy Jeepney keeps evolving

By Jhesset O. Enano/Philippine Daily Inquirer – All that talk about the need to phase out the jeepney just can’t stop the King of Philippine Roads from evolving. A modernized, technologically enhanced fleet of passenger jeepneys will soon hit the streets, starting in Quezon City and Marikina. The new units Read more »

Photo via Philippine Daily Inquirer

Filipino housewife is ‘Vietnam Idol’

By Julie M. Aurelio/Philippine Daily Inquirer – They told her she couldn’t make it in “Vietnam Idol,” a popular singing tilt. But 28-year-old Janice Buco was destined to prove them all wrong. On Friday night, Buco wowed even her fiercest detractors and was adjudged the winner of the seventh season Read more »

Photo from ONE Championship

Joshua Pacio guns to make history as youngest Pinoy MMA world champ

By Nissi Icasiano/ – Filipino prospect Joshua Pacio may see his name in the Philippine mixed martial arts (MMA) history book as a victory over Japanese champion Yoshitaka Naito will enshrine him as the youngest homegrown Filipino fighter to capture a world title. Pacio is set to challenge Naito for Read more »


Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago dies

via – Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago passed away Thursday morning. She was 71. Senator Grace Poe announced the news at the hearing on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, asking for a moment of silence to pray for Santiago’s soul. Santiago “peacefully” died at 8:52 a.m., according to the Read more »