Sta. Rosa to Lose 80-M from Honda Plant Closure

The city government of Santa Rosa, which hosts major car manufacturing companies, is about to lose 80 million pesos in annual business taxes, with the closure of Honda Cars Philippines. Santa Rosa, which claims to be the “Motor City of the Philippines,” also hosts the car assembly plants of Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Hyundai. While saying the economic losses were …

“Jueteng Not Widespread in Manila”

The National Capital Region Police Office is looking to map out jueteng operations in Metro Manila following the one-week deadline on the crackdown on illegal gambling issued by Philippine National Police chief General Archie Francisco Gamboa over the weekend.  NCRPO director Brigadier General Debold Sinas said they are still checking the extent of jueteng operations in the metropolis. He said …

Xi Jinping: Stable Agriculture, Food Safety Needed

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed efforts to stabilize agricultural development and ensure food safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak. In doing so, President Xi urged to strengthen the weak links in agriculture, rural areas and people there, and provide firm support for fighting the virus and accomplishing the year’s main tasks and targets for economic and social development. He also …

Ilocano Rebel Surrenders

An alleged ranking official of the New People’s Army in Northern Luzon recently surrendered to authorities in Ilocos Sur. Evaristo Boquing Jr., reportedly secretary general of the NPA’s Platoon-South Ilocos Sur from 2014 to 2018, surrendered to Mayor Leopoldo Geronilla of Salcedo town on February 18. Boquing is reportedly one of the senior advisers of the communist group operating in …

MJ: ‘When Kobe Died, A Piece of Me Died’

A tearful Michael Jordan on Monday remembered his “little brother” Kobe Bryant at a star-filled two-hour memorial in Los Angeles for the basketball great and his daughter Gianna, who died with seven others in a helicopter crash last month. “When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died, and as I look in this arena, across the globe, a piece …

FRIENDS Reunion Confirmed

The cast of “Friends” is reuniting on HBO Max. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are starring in a reunion special for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, which launches in May. The stars of the hit sitcom, which ran for 10 seasons, will return for the special to celebrate the show from the series’ …

Youtuber Reveals Travel Pics were from IKEA

You shouldn’t believe everything you see on the internet. A popular YouTuber with 300,000 fans proved that, once again, to be true. Natalia Taylor posted a series of photos on her Instagram that made it seem like she had traveled to a far-off exotic destination. There she was lounging in a fancy bathtub. In another, she posed in front of …

Richard Branson Launches Luxury, Adults-Only Cruise Ship

Richard Branson is sailing into new waters with the launch of his first cruise liner, making a bold pitch to younger travelers at an undeniably awkward time for the industry. The Virgin founder launched the Scarlet Lady last Friday, hoping its modern design and adults-only rule will prompt younger vacationers to take a fresh look at cruises. The ship has …

All About the Bryant Memorial

Basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal, drew cheers as he recalled the three NBA titles he and Bryant won together at the memorial for the former L.A. Laker at Staples Center on Monday. O’Neal said the two of them “pushed one another to play some of the greatest basketball of all time” and that he was “proud that no other team has …