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The charismatic frontman will be sorely missed by his legions of fans.
Vladimir Garcia, more popularly known as Jamir and vocalist of the band Slapshock, has died. He was 42 years old. The news was reported by several media outlets, quoting a report by the Quezon City Police District Station 3.The police report said ...
 
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He had been sentenced to die years before he was gunned down by an assassin.
August 21, 1983 is well known in Philippine history as the day Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino was felled by an assassin’s bullet upon his arrival at the Manila airport that now bears his name. The outspoken critic of then-President Ferdinand Marcos had been ...
 
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You get a new pair of kicks and you'd be helping typhoon victims, too.
The world may have never been as polarized as it is today, but, as Mother Teresa once said, “Great things happen when people come together.” And what better way to highlight the great things collaboration can do than by celebrating exactly that ...
 
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If you’re willing to go through multiple health checks, Baguio is ready to welcome you back.
Kidlat Tahimik first heard about Enrique de Malacca in the late 1970s. The artist and filmmaker became so fascinated with the story of the Malay slave who became a member of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition party—and who some historians believe is the first ...
 
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His most recent win in Turkey made thanksgiving really early for the seven-time F1 world champion.
Ask any basketball fan who is the GOAT (greatest of all time) and depending on who you ask, you will probably be getting a few different answers. From Michael Jordan, to Lebron James, or maybe even Kareem Abdul-Jabar or Wilt Chamberlain for ...
 
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One theory claims it’s an imaginary province.
There are a lot of strange entries on Wikipedia, but one of the strangest has to be the Bielefeld conspiracy. In a nutshell, it states that Bielefeld, a city in the North-Rhine Westphalia region of  Germany, doesn’t actually exist. It all started with ...
 
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Aswangs are going international.
In Jason Tanamor’s novel Vampires of Portlandia, a family of aswangs immigrates from their homeland the Philippines to the United States’ Pacific Northwest. Settling in Portland, Oregon, the aswangs are surprised when they discover other aswang breeds living among them. Tanamor, a second-generation ...
 
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The alliance is for a new global roadmap for the ethical and responsible use of data and technology.
The Philippines’ capital city has been chosen as a pioneer city for a new global roadmap for safely adopting and using new technology responsibly. Manila will join 35 other cities in 22 countries in the World Economic Forum’s G20 Global Smart Cities ...
 
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Who double-tapped?
Vatican officials have launched an investigation after Pope Francis’s official Instagram accout reportedly liked a photo of a Brazilian model. The Catholic News Agency (CAN) said the pope’s verified account liked the photo of model Natalia Garibotto wearing skimpy clothing that looked like ...
 
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Workers seem to like Jason Mraz.
Some of us prefer a quiet workplace, but there are those who love to put on some tunes while we slave away at our desks. That got us wondering what the most popular songs are to listen to at work. Hitachi Capital parsed through ...
 
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Has this happened to you?
We’ve all been there: your wallet’s empty and you need a few hundred or thousand pesos to pay for lunch or just to replenish your pocket money. You go to the ATM and fall in line. But for some reason, the guy ...
 
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If you’re still looking for reliable home internet, there’s a new broadband provider in town.
Meralco, the country’s largest private electric distribution company, is getting into the broadband internet game. The company, which is chaired by Manny Pangilinan, is launching Red Broadband, an unlimited fiber broadband and pay TV service, through a partnership between its wholly owned ...
 
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Say hello to ‘Goood Burger’ and meatless Whopper.
Two major restaurant chains are making moves to offer plant-based items in their menus. Pizza outlet Shakey’s and fast-food favorite Burger King both now offer meatless burgers available in their menus. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on on Monday, November ...
 
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As if we didn’t already have enough problems.
There’s no shortage of people willing to help the victims of the most recent typhoons. Time and again, Filipinos have dug deep and offered assistance to those hardest hit by the natural disasters not just in the form of relief goods, but ...
 
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Typhoon Dading of 1964 was the worst storm to hit Manila in 81 years.
The Philippines had just entered its monsoon season back in June 1964, and the third cyclone of the year had rolled into the country. Filipino meteorologists named it Typhoon Dading, internationally known as Typhoon Winnie. Manila was a direct hit. “I very well recall ...
 
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Give, if you can.
The devastation wrought by typhoon Ulysses continues to unravel. Images of people trying to rebuild, particularly in Marikina and Rizal province, are all over social media. It’s doubly heartbreaking considering that it’s barely been a few days since typhoon Rolly ravaged the ...
 
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Buying locally grown rice varieties helps our farmers, too.
In 2019, the Philippines produced about 18.8 million metric tons of palay or unhusked rice. This is close to the average amount the country produces, according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. That may seem like a huge number, but we ...
 
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There are some very serious aquarists in the country.
Back when we were kids, our dads would dote on their aquariums. Whether it’s just a small two-gallon tank or large 20 or so gallon aquariums, there’s usually one in the house of a typical household with a hum of an air ...
 
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Once finished, the diorama will cover an area of 50 square feet and include 5,000 warriors. 
The Sulu Garden Foundation based in Miag-ao, Iloilo, began work on a diorama of the Battle of Mactan in July 2020. They intend to complete the 50-square-meter diorama depicting the true events that transpired on April 27, 1521. ALSO READThe Luna Sharpshooters: The ...
 
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The scene was intense, poetic, and surreal.
As the world burned around him, pianist Peter William Geddes played 'Eternal Flame.' In Barcelona, Spain, riots erupted after the government declared a six-month-long lockdown with curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19. Sporadic protests also erupted in Madrid, Málaga, Vitoria, Valencia, Santander, ...
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