Actress Maria Isabel Lopez to be penalized for using ASEAN lane

By Chad de Guzman/CNN Philippines – Transport authorities are preparing sanctions for actress Maria Isabel Lopez after she drove on EDSA lanes reserved for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings. Lopez on Saturday evening posted a video and photos on her Instagram and Facebook Read more »

What went on during Trudeau’s visit at Jollibee

By Thelma Sioson San Juan/ – The Filipinos’ favorite foreign-dignitary visitor? It must arguably be Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Anything he does here turns viral. And, add to that, a selfie with Trudeau is easily one of the hottest must-dos this Asean week. Right after his arrival in Manila Read more »

Why Angkas is illegal

By Rambo Talabong/ – Almost a year after its launch, Angkas has made a name for itself as the top motorcycle-sharing service in the Philippines. The company entered a market already heavily populated by car riders averse to motorbiking through hazardous Metro Manila thoroughfares, on top of dealing with erratic Read more »

Image for Isabel Granada given military honors

Isabel Granada given military honors

via CNNPhilippines – The remains of actress Isabel Granada were given military honors upon its return Thursday. The Philippine Air Force (PAF) gave military honors to Granada, 41, who was an Airwoman Second Class of the PAF, when she enlisted in 2001. The plane carrying Granada’s remains landed at the Read more »

Pixar’s first female supervising animator is Pinoy

By Vernise L. Tantuco/ – Pixar’s Dia de Muertos-inspired film Coco is visually stunning and, as expected, a major tearjerker. At the helm of the film’s animation team is Gini Santos, the 31-year-old studio’s first female supervising animator and a Filipino to boot. A few members of the press were Read more »

Philippines’ first Christmas light tunnel now dazzling, dancing

By Euden Valdez/ – There’s a new “Instagramable” destination you shouldn’t miss this Christmas season. Something that is never before seen but once witnessed, is sure to leave everyone in awe. This is the Christmas Musical Street Light Tunnel of Ortigas East. Set up outside Tiendesitas, it is patterned after Read more »