Transcript: inaugural speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

President Duterte

We're reprinting for posterity the full text of the inaugural speech of the Philippines' new President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, also the first Chief Executive to come from the Land of Promise, Mindanao. Compared to past Presidents, DU30's speech is concise and to the point, something which befits his straight-talking, no-nonsense personality. One of the quotable quotes where he addressed Congress is: "you mind your work, and I will mind mine." Another favorite quote is: "Love of country, subordination of personal interests to the common good, concern and care for ... Continue Reading...

Win big prizes at Robinsons Shop in the City promo

Like any other person, I am thrilled whenever I see a celebrity in real life. Either the star will disappoint when you see them up close or you will get to admire them more. I was certainly smiling when I saw Maricar Reyes Poon face to face. She looked like a China doll with the slimmest body. Her features were perfect! The model and actress has been an endorser of Robinsons Department Store for six years now. She considers herself a practical shopper and goes for Robinsons' stylish in-house brands like Stella (it's my fave too). Maricar is now trying to make a ... Continue Reading...

Sarah G & JaDine join #mtvmusicevo2016

Pop stars Sarah Geronimo, James Reid and Nadine Lustre are just some of the local artists scheduled to share the stage with renowned international band One Republic in the award-winning MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 to be held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on Friday, 24 June 2016. In the words of singer-dancer-actor James Reid: "“MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 is going to be one of the best nights of your summer. So join me, Nadine and some of the biggest artists in pop music – from both the international and Pinoy scenes as we dance the night ... Continue Reading...

#PiaWurtzbach is #MissUniverse2015 , shows the world that she is confidently beautiful with a heart’

Binibini Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach broke an unlucky 42-year glut for the Philippines in the world's most prestigious beauty pageant by being crowned Miss Universe 2015 in glittery ceremonies at The Axis in Las Vegas Nevada. But it didn't happen without a major booboo being committed by host Steve Harvey who first mistakenly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the new Miss Universe. Wurtzbach is believed to have clinched the title with her radiant answer in the pageant's Question and Answer portion: "Why should you be Miss Universe?" She replied: "To be a ... Continue Reading...

#AlDub photos in Yes Magazine January 2016 issue

2015 will go down in history as the year of AlDub. Not only were they the most searched term in Google for the year,they also set the social media record of 25.6 million tweets for #ALDubEBforLOVE on Sept.26, 2015. But I guess you fans know it already :) Will 2016 be another year for #Aldub? Looks like it's off to a good start as the tandem graces the January 2016 cover of YES Magazine. Limited copies will be on sale starting today, December 20. We were able to have a glimpse of the initial photos via the Instagram feed of celebrity photographer Mark Nicdao who shot ... Continue Reading...