May 2020


MANILA – Actress Bea Alonzo announced on Wed. May 27 that I Am Hope has raised over P9 million to help frontliners amid COVID-19 pandemic. I Am Hope, the organization which she co-founded two months ago, aims to respond in the face of crisis not only during this pandemic, but also to provide support and assistance to the communities focusing on poverty alleviation through education & feeding. In her Instagram


MANILA – SAN Miguel Corp., the country’s largest conglomerate, reported a 20% drop in consolidated net income to ₱5.8 billion in the first quarter of the year while operating income also declined by 20 percent to ₱8.6 billion. In a statement released by the company, it registered consolidated revenues of ₱69.0 billion in 1Q of 2020, a 9% dip the same period last year due to the impact brought upon


MANILA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted a $400-million, or roughly ₱20 billion policy-based loan to help the Philippines boost its local capital markets. As the Philippines need to strengthen its domestic capital markets and sustained economic growth impacted by the pandemic, the loan will also support the infrastructure finance as well as government’s response to COVID-19. The government’s infrastructure development program “Build Build Build” is targeting an


MANILA – Even with the countless accomplishment that Mayweather has accrued during a 21 year career, current Welterweight contender Shawn Porter would rather takes Manny Pacquiao’s career instead of Mayweather’s. “I’m actually gonna go with Manny.. I think that even though Manny has taken a lot of punishment – he’s been in a lot of wars, he’s been in a lot of exciting fights.” Porter told in an interview hosted


Former Magic 89.9 DJ Mohan Gumatay and Angelicopter or Angelika Schmeing in real life are finally engaged! Mo Twister staged a call to make a proposal on his podcast Friday, May 22.On Instagram, the former DJ uploaded a photo of Angelicopter showing off her ring. “She woke up like this. Early morning GTWM Podcast episode with the rock of our family, the prized jewel of my heart, the beauty with


MANILA – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) may be forced to  lay off more employees due to revenue losses in the current imposed travel ban in countries hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. The layoff may depend on how its recovery goes once commercial flights are allowed to resume. According to Philippine Airlines President and COO Gilbert Santa Maria in an ANC interview that revenue losses are nearing $1 billion due


MANILA – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday tapped GCash to help equip taxis with scan-to-pay systems and allow the riding public to pay for their metered fares via their mobile wallets. LTFRB Chair Martin Delgra III said that LTFRB, cashless payment providers and transport network companies met on Sunday to find a solution to help fight the spread of the virus in the public transportation


PAMPANGA – Police authorities raided a makeshift medical facility for Chinese Covid-19 patients on Wednesday. The joint operation arrested two Chinese nationals who were operating the facility. Ling Hu, 45, the apparent owner of the outfit, and pharmacist Seung-Hyun Lee, 38 were taken in for questioning for the alleged illegal medical operation at the Fontana Leisure Park inside the government-operated Clark Freeport Zone in the town of Mabalacat. “This illegal


MANILA – Senator Cynthia Villar said that the middle class should not be receiving financial aid from the government amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During the Senate hearing on coronavirus measures on Tuesday, May 19, Villar question the idea that middle-class families should receive assistance from the government’s social amelioration program (SAP). “Yung 18 million is 82%. Bakit bibigyan ‘yung middle eh may trabaho sila, kahit lockdown nagsusweldo sila sa gobyerno


MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) has allocated P18 million for the clinical trials of Japanese anti-influenza drug Avigan on coronavirus patients, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday (May 18). Around 80 to 100 patients are expected to undergo clinical trials. Avigan is an anti-flu medication approved for use in flu outbreaks in Japan. It has also been deployed to treat Ebola in the past. “The DOH, through its Advancing