Swan song For the last time, Anne Curtis belts her heart out in a concert that tips a hat to her ‘crazy 21 years’ in show business 21 SHARES Share it! Share Tweet By: Regina Mae ParungaoAnne Curtis may have a “needs improvement” singing voice all these times, but, hey, she lets ’er rip on the mic anyway and everytime. This would be her last, she “promised,” adding she is now ready to give up her singing career, aiming to focus on the hosting and acting side. After the concert, Anne revealed she will slow down a bit to focus on her family. Let’see.”Tags: Anne Curtis, Araneta Coliseum, Manila Bulletin, Manila Bulletin Entertainment, mb.com.ph, singing voice, Swan song, “ANNEkulit: Promise Last Na ‘To”
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Landing Resorts Philippines Development Corp. (LRPDC), a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s Landing International Development Ltd., has a provisional license to operate a casino issued by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor). In a statement, Ocampo said she would abide by President Duterte’s order but denied accusations of irregularities in the lease contract with Landing Philippines. On the contrary, the lease contract with Landing International Development Ltd. is aboveboard and is highly advantageous to the government and to the Filipino people,” she said. She said NPF board members had made it their commitment to put up a new Nayong Pilipino to remind the Filipino of the country’s culture and diverse heritage. He said Landing International has a network of regional tourists who would be the ideal market for the soon-to-rise integrated resort.
“He invoked national security in this regard, so we warn rice hoarders that the President will use the full force of the state and force open warehouses where these hoarded rice may be found,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said. And of course, the statement of the President against rice hoarders was because the increase in price of rice was the major contributor to the increase in overall inflation,” he said. Rice tariff bill OK’dThe House of Representatives yesterday approved on second reading the rice tariffication bill, which is among the priority legislative measures Duterte mentioned in his third SONA last July 23. Rice tariffication is one of the measures being pushed by the administration’s economic team. They also pushed for the enactment of a rice tariffication measure.
MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has heeded the advice of his Cabinet team to form a task force to coordinate with the Libyan government all efforts to rescue the three Filipino engineers kidnapped last month. The task force will be headed by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. Duterte last week said he would send frigates to Libya once the abducted Filipinos are hurt by their captors. Duterte’s plan to send frigates following South Korea’s move was put on hold, according to Roque. He said the President has expressed regret over the manner by which the three Filipinos were kidnapped in Libya.
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines — Authorities have launched a manhunt for pranksters who left replicas of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along the roads in Mlang, North Cotabato. Bomb experts said at least two IED prototypes found on Sunday and Monday had no blasting powder and had electrical wires connected to metal cans containing several rounds of rifle ammunition, nails and metal fragments. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division said the fake bombs were placed in shopping bags and left along busy sections of the roads. The Soccksargen police received reports that two men on a motorcycle left the shopping bags.
That was how President Duterte reacted to the controversial federalism dance video that offended even his political allies, according to his spokesman Harry Roque. In a press briefing yesterday, Roque said Duterte had seen the dance video of Drew Olivar, co-host of the online show of presidential communications assistant secretary Mocha Uson. Despite the backlash generated by the suggestive video, Roque credited Uson for making federalism a topic of public discussions. Magtubo claimed that the shift to federalism is a scheme to perpetuate Duterte and Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in power. He said the controversial video dubbed as “Pepedederalismo video” that critics claimed trivialized Charter change for federalism is just a waste of taxpayers’ money.
For ‘offending religious feelings’MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the conviction of tour guide and cultural activist Carlos Celdran for offending religious feelings by staging a protest at the Manila Cathedral in 2010 against the Catholic Church’s opposition to the Reproductive Health law. The High Court held that Celdran failed to present evidence to show that the lower courts and the CA erred in their rulings. The verdict was affirmed by the Manila RTC Branch 32 in August 2013 and then by the CA in December last year. Celdran was sentenced to serve a minimum prison term of two months and 21 days and a maximum term of one year, one month and 11 days. Roy Bellen, who heads the Archdiocese of Manila’s office of communications, said they are leaving it up to the government to deal with the SC ruling.
MANILA, Philippines — Around 500 kilos of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, with a street value of P3.4 billion, were found in an unclaimed shipping container at the Manila International Container Port yesterday. BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the 500 kilos of shabu was the bureau’s biggest shabu haul since he assumed the post on Aug. 30, 2017. The BOC seized 604 kilos of shabu, hidden in metal cylinders, from two Valenzuela City warehouses on May 26, 2017 during the term of Lapeña’s predecessor, Nicanor Faeldon. Each four-ton magnetic lifter held 250 kilos of shabu. However, the shipment, misdeclared as doorframes, remained unclaimed since arriving at the port on June 28.
MANILA, Philippines — Batang Gilas slew powerhouse China, 73-63, last night to clinch an automatic quarterfinals slot and move a step closer to achieving its World Cup bid in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship at the Studio 29 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Nationals moved straight to the quarters where they will face either Bahrain or the loser of the South Korea-Chinese Taipei Group D showdown played at press time. The Chinese have been unbeaten in the juniors’ division, being an 11-time champion of this biennial tournament that started in the 1970s. Batang Gilas came to this tournament eyeing just one of the four available berths to the World Cup set at a still unspecified venue next year. The Philippines gets a one-day rest as it awaits its quarters foe.
MANILA, Philippines — Consumer prices rose 5.7 percent in July, the fastest in five years, fueled mainly by faster increases in the prices of food and beverages, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. Prices rose faster in the National Capital Region (NCR) as seen in the regional inflation growth of 6.5 percent in July. Consumer prices likewise rose faster in areas outside NCR where inflation spiked to 5.5 percent in July from 5.1 percent in June and 2.2 percent in July 2017. This is expected to stabilize rice prices and address artificial rice shortage in the country. With rising inflation and inflation expectations, BSP will likely underscore it remains vigilant of upside risks,” he added.
MANILA, Philippines — Eight-month-old baby Marjun Amparo Jr. is under stress, pained by three congenital heart problems diagnosed last May. After borrowing money from friends, the Amparo family brought baby Marjun to Manila. The father, Marjun Amparo Sr., a native of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, talks about how the medical struggle began. “We were very happy when baby Marjun Jr. was born last Nov. 15, 2017. Donations can be deposited through Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) account number 810-569-5919 under the account name Marjun Amparo.
I came across a list of songs that will surely fill that requirement for almost everyone on this planet. This was put together by Billboard Magazine on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Hot 100 hit list. And if you are 60 years old or more, I say these songs make up the soundtrack of your entire life. But favorites still abound from The Beatles to Lionel Richie to Ed Sheeran. 1, here they are, the songs that make up The Greatest of All Time 60th Anniversary Billboard Hot 100 Songs.
MANILA, Philippines — The Cabinet has approved President Duterte’s call for localized peace talks with the communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. “It was approved in the Cabinet meeting, so it is forthcoming,” Roque announced a day after the Cabinet meeting. The approval of the localized peace talks came after backchannel efforts for peace with the National Democratic Front (NDF) stalled last June. The NDF is representing the Communist Party of the Philippines and the NPA in peace talks with the government. Roque added localized peace talks should include no coalition government or power sharing; no revolutionary taxation, extortion and other violent activities.
MANILA, Philippines — A majority of the 292-member House of Representatives voted yesterday to retain Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez as leader of the minority bloc, finallly ending the squabble for the post. Administration lawmakers from the super majority coalition expressed their support for Suarez through a voice vote of “yes” or “no” after House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. moved to recognize him as minority leader. But the victory of Suarez was questioned by Reps. Miro Quimbo of Marikina and Eugene de Vera of ABS party-list, who both wanted to take over as minority leader. “I politely object to this body that Rep. Suarez is the minority leader,” he said. She said Suarez’s appointment as minority leader could lead to the weakening of democratic institutions.
MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday filed a resolution calling for separate voting by the House of Representatives and the Senate on Charter change (Cha-cha). In January this year, the House passed a resolution calling on the two chambers of Congress to convene as a con-ass to rewrite the Constitution. In arguing for separate voting, senators said joint voting would render them irrelevant as House members could easily outvote them on any proposed constitutional amendment. In response to the resolution filed by Arroyo, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday called on the House to give up on its efforts to convene a con-ass to amend the Constitution. She said there is no guarantee that the pronouncements of Arroyo about the Senate and House voting separately in a con-ass would be respected once the Senate agrees to participate in the process.