‘No disqualification’ despite Sinulog contingents’ withdrawal from grand parade

THE withdrawal of a contingent’s participation from the Sinulog Grand Parade will not affect the victory of its festival queen. This was the assurance made by Vince Escario, founding chairman of the Search for the Sinulog Festival Queen, on Friday night, January 13, as Talisay City’s representative, Kiara Liane Wellington, was crowned the Sinulog Festival […]

Marcos sends sister to queen’s funeral

PRESIDENTIAL sister Maria Irene Celestina Marcos-Araneta was set to represent the Philippines during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.  She was accompanied by her spouse, Gregorio María Araneta III, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in a statement on Monday.   “Mrs. Marcos-Araneta and her spouse will be attending the events for the […]

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth dies peacefully at Scottish home aged 96

BALMORAL, Scotland — Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” it said in a statement. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.” […]

New show focuses on time-limited games

WHAT happens when you put together a weatherman, a beauty queen, and a comedian? You get GMA Network’s new noontime variety show that focuses on time-limited games. The show — TicktoClock — includes buzzer-beater performances, and countdown-monitored interactive games. It is hosted by weather anchor Kim Atienza, beauty queen Rabiya Mateo, and comedian Pokwang (real […]

Utzurrum: Celebrating life and love

THE undisputed Chocolate Queen, Raquel Toquero Choa, has much to thank for her chocolate business and her life’s journey. “So inseparable,” she gushed. She celebrated her mid-40s, red-letter day at her cozy kingdom, Casa de Cacao, at Casals Village recently. Her legion of guests, friends and clientele were intimately entertained at different ”function rooms” of […]