Monday, May 20, 2013 -
MANILA -- A 25-year-old marketing head from Olongapo City won this year's Miss Philippines Earth, besting 46 other candidates in the prestigious pageant held Sunday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Angelee Claudett delos Reyes, who is said to be a beauty pageant veteran, wowed the judges not just with how she carried herself during the competition, but with her answer to the final question: “If you could add another criteria to pick a beauty queen, what would it be?”
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 08:41 p.m.
COMEDY Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas confirmed Sunday that she’s separated from husband of one month, businessman Jed Salang.
In a taped interview with "The Buzz" host Boy Abunda, Ai-Ai said she left their conjugal home after she was physically assaulted on May 2, when they had a fight over where to celebrate their first month as a couple.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 07:06 p.m.
A PALACE official welcomed on Sunday the recent visit to the Philippines by some Hollywood stars as this could result in more tourist visits and further spur the country’s economic progress.
Hollywood’s A-list celebrities Vin Diesel and Sarah Jessica Parker were in Manila last week to lead the Asian premiere of the sixth installment of the action movie “Fast and the Furious” and formally open SM’s newest mall in Taguig City, respectively.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 06:29 p.m.
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea said North Korea has fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area.
The South's Defense Ministry said the firing occurred Sunday afternoon. It did not say whether it was a missile or artillery.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 05:11 p.m.
FILIPINO entertainers and others who work in the tourism industry abroad have been encouraged to return home because of competitive salaries and benefits being offered in the country, a government official said Sunday.
“They are attracting our OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) to come home because they are being paid the same salaries and compensation that they are receiving in their place of work outside the country,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 05:09 p.m.
MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave a self-imposed deadline of 10 days to finish the canvassing and proclamation of the 58 duly-elected party-list representatives.
But Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the poll body, which is also acting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), must settle what to do with the votes received by the 12 party-list groups that they disqualified under the new accreditation guidelines issued by the Supreme Court.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 02:54 p.m.
ICONIC screen villain Bella Flores died early Sunday morning at the age of 84.
She expired at the Quezon City General Hospital following a steep drop in blood pressure, but even before her death, the actress battled diabetes and showed signs of memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 11:43 a.m.
ALASKA'S remote Pavlof Volcano was shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air, but its ash plume was thinning Saturday and no longer making it dangerous for airplanes to fly nearby.
A narrow ash plume extends a couple of hundred miles southeast from the volcano, which is 625 miles (1,000 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage, said Geologist Chris Waythomas of the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 08:28 a.m.
PARIS — David Beckham hugged his teammates with tears in his eyes, then walked off the pitch to a standing ovation — for the last time in front of a home crowd at a football game.
A clearly emotional Beckham was mobbed by his teammates on the field when coach Carlo Ancelotti decided to substitute him in the 81st minute of a 3-1 win over Brest on Saturday, giving him a customary sendoff in his last home game before retiring. Even goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu ran out to congratulate the former England captain on his career, while Brazil winger Lucas bowed in reverence.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:11 p.m.
NEW YORK — "The Voice" is leaving the judging drama to its rivals.
The NBC singing contest said Friday that Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will return for "The Voice" Season 5, joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.