Bea reveals she and John Lloyd did not like each other in the beginning

MANILA, Feb 25 (Mabuhay) — John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo are one of today’s most bankable pairings on screen but unknown to many people, their relationship as co-actors did not start off well. Alonzo recalled how she and Cruz used to work in several projects back in the...

Duterte ‘undecided’ on VFA fate, seeks public opinion

MANILA. Feb 25 (Mabuhay) — “Undecided” on the fate of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US), President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants public input on the controversial defense deal. In a public address delivered Wednesday...

Boracay now ready for foreign tourists, says Aklan governor

MANILA, Feb 25 (Mabuhay) — World-famous Boracay Island resort is now ready to open its doors to foreign tourists, according to Governor Florencio Miraflores of Aklan. Miraflores said that all tourist facilities in the resort are ready to accept and accommodate foreign...

PRRD orders Cabinet to help ‘Auring’ victims

MANILA, Feb 23 (Mabuhay) —  President Rodrigo Duterte has refused to place the entire Philippines under the least restrictive modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until after the government kicks off its vaccination drive, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential...

Ruffa Gutierrez on speaking terms again with ex-husband Yilmaz Bektas

MANILA, Feb 23 (Mabuhay) — Ruffa Gutierrez and her former husband, Turkish businessman Yimaz Bektas, have reconnected for the sake of their two daughters, Lorin and Venice. “Nag-uusap kami ni Yilmaz ulit and nare-realize niya that time is so precious, that we’re getting old...

Data of 3.3M ‘Cashalo’ users sold online –NPC

MANILA, Feb 23 (Mabuhay) — The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Tuesday warned of a possible data breach concerning cash-loaning application “Cashalo,” with the data of its 3.3 million users allegedly put up for sale online. In a statement, Roren Marie Chin, chief of...

Oral arguments on anti-terror law moved to March 2

MANILA, Feb 22 (Mabuhay) —  Some justices of the Supreme Court (SC) are self-isolating as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, forcing the tribunal to move the oral arguments on the petitions seeking to nullify the anti-terror law to March 2. In an advisory issued...

Iza Calzado fulfills romcom dream, after 20 years in the biz

MANILA, Feb 22 (Mabuhay) — Iza Calzado is still marking a first in her 20th year in showbiz: the fulfillment of her dream to star in a romantic comedy project, after long being “boxed” as a dramatic actress, by her own admission. Calzado and Ian Veneracion play the title...

SENATOR WANTS COVID-19 VACCINE PRIORITY LIST PUT INTO LAW

MANILA, Feb 15 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines should put into law guidelines for the prioritization of its COVID-19 vaccination program as a safeguard against politics, a lawmaker said. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday reiterated that the prioritization should...

ANGARA WANTS DONATED COVID-19 VACCINES EXEMPTED FROM DONOR’S TAX

MANILA, Feb 15 (Mabuhay) — To help increase the supply of vaccines and other critical and essential supplies needed by the country in the fight against Covid-19, Senator Sonny Angara has filed a bill seeking to exempt donations of these goods from the donor’s tax. Now that...