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Miss Universe honors Gloria Diaz on 70th birthday with video of Miss U ’69 journey

As a tribute for her 70th birthday, the Miss Universe Organization released on Wednesday (March 10) a throwback video of Gloria Diaz when she became the first-ever Filipina to win the Miss Universe title in 1969. “Happy Birthday Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz! She is the first Filipina to hold the Miss Universe title,” read …

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KZ Tandingan sings Disney’s first Filipino song for Raya and the Last Dragon

Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan has been chosen to sing the first-ever Filipino language song for its upcoming animated film Raya and the Last Dragon.  Disney Studios Philippines earlier released a photo teasing that “one of the Philippines’ most powerful voices” will sing the first-ever Disney track in Filipino. On Tuesday, the Mahal Ko o …

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Manny Pacquiao looks back on 26-year boxing career

To say that Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has come a long way would be an understatement. From being a young boy who had nothing but fighting spirit, Pacquiao was able to achieve his big dreams of becoming a world boxing champion and more! In celebration of his 26th year as a professional boxer, the now-senator Pacquiao …

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Mark Herras, Nicole Donesa welcome first child

Mark Herras and his fiancée Nicole Donesa are officially parents to their first child.   The Kapuso actor shared on his Instagram that his soon-to-be wife gave birth to their baby boy named Mark Fernando on January 31.   His post featured a photo of the former beauty queen and a close-up look at their son.   Just a day before finally meeting their bundle of …

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PHL-made Christmas tree of canned sardines for charity breaks Guinness world record

A Philippine-made Christmas tree tower, which was built using canned sardines for charity, has set the new Guinness record title for world’s “tallest can structure.” Mega Global Corporation recently broke the Guinness record by piling up a total of 70,638 red and green Mega Sardines cans to form a 5.905 meters (19 feet and 4.5 …

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‘Dream come true’: Arjo Atayde hailed Best Actor at 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards

Arjo Atayde turned emotional as he was hailed Best Actor at the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards for his lead performance in the ABS-CBN/iWant series Bagman.  The Kapamilya actor bested all other nominees from China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea and Thailand for his portrayal of a barber whose life is …

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SB19 is the only Filipino in Billboard’s top Social 50 artists of 2020

All-Filipino boy group SB19 is the only Filipino act to land on Billboard’s Social 50 year-end chart at sixth spot! SB19 is also one of just two Southeast Asian artists — Indonesian Fiersa Besari was at No. 20 — who made it to the list dominated by K-pop groups, as announced by Billboard in a …

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LOOK: Miss Universe Japan 2020 2nd runner-up is half-Pinay

A Filipina-Japanese beauty finished as a second runner-up at the recently held Miss Universe Japan 2020 coronation night.  Yuki Sonoda’s mom is a Filipina while her father is a Japanese. Having raised in two countries, Yuki shared that she can speak in three languages — Filipino, Nihonggo and English fluently. Yuki’s advocacy focuses on women’s …

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Bawal Judgmental contestant ‘forever grateful’ to late AJ Perez for gift of sight

A contestant on Eat Bulaga’s Bawal Judgmental segment on Tuesday revealed that he is the beneficiary of the late actor AJ Perez’s cornea.  During Tuesday’s episode featuring organ donors and recipients, 17-year-old John Daniel delos Santos of Quezon City said that he was eight years old when he received the sight-saving cornea transplant.    “Nung one …

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