Spider-Man drops in at the papal audience

A different type of participant dropped in on Pope Francis’ general audience at the Vatican in Rome, Italy on Wednesday, June 23 – Spider-Man. A man dressed in a full, skin-tight, red, black and blue costume of the comic book and film character – including head cover – sat in the VIP section of the audience in Vatican’s San Damaso …

DJ Mo Twister shares struggles of marrying Angelicopter in Iceland wilderness

Disk jockeys Mo Twister and Angelicopter recently tied the knot in an unconventional ceremony in Iceland. In his Instagram account, Mo posted a photo of him with his wife in a “faraway wilderness.” Mo also opened up on their struggles to get married because of a sudden summertime snow storm in Iceland. He shared, “Here’s a tip about getting married …

Popular fast food chain starts rollout of strawless lids in select stores in Metro Manila

McDonald has introduced strawless lids in select stores in Metro Manila in its bid to help reduce waste by minimizing the need for straws. Starting June, McDonald’s replaced the flat lids of some iced beverages with a new strawless lid, one with a small cross-section that allows sipping or drinking. Iced beverages like iced coffee, iced tea and soft drinks …

#SachetAway: On ‘World Refill Day,’ public urged to make refilling the new normal

Social media users encouraged others to support an enterprise that recycles plastic packaging in parcels in light of “World Refill Day,” a global awareness campaign marked every June 16 to encourage the public to reduce plastic waste. Earlier this month, a Facebook post of the enterprise or initiative called The Plastic Flamingo last April resurfaced. Some social users cited its …

Countries open to Miss Universe transgender bets

After Miss Universe Spain 2018 Angela Ponce made a splash as the first transgender woman to compete in Miss Universe, the Miss Universe Vietnam organization follows through with its acceptance of Do Tay Ha, a Business Administration student at the Ho Chi Minh University, as the national pageant’s first transgender applicant. The Miss Universe South Africa organization is, likewise, opening …

Filipino Chef Mark Singson’s halo-halo with tequila now in global cookbook

A halo-halo with a surprising addition of tequila by Vancouver-based Filipino chef Mark Singson has been featured in the new global cookbook by Japanese car brand Lexus. The traditional Filipino dessert with a twist was featured in the second volume of “Culinary Perspectives.” Singson said in the cookbook, “The traditional Filipino dessert Halo Halo normally contains seven or eight components …

Grab Philippines underscores ‘inclusivity’ in suspending riders over BTS, ARMY posts

A ride-hailing app suspended its delivery partners who commented against South Korean group BTS and their Filipino fans. The posts came amid the release of the much-anticipated “BTS Meal” of McDonald’s in the country. Grab Philippines made the announcement on June 17. It said, “Inclusivity is one of Grab’s core values, and we have zero-tolerance policy for inexcusable behaviors. We …

Introducing Marvel’s new local Captain America, Fil-Am Ari Agbayani

A Filipino-American girl is the latest heroine of Marvel Comics. Her name is Ari Agbayani, whose character is inspired by the iconic Captain America.In a tweet, her creator Alyssa Wong shared that Arielle or Ari’s character reflects the Filipino-American community she grew up with. Wong also thanked the public for their feedback regarding the Asian hero who is an addition …