manila

art

Vincent Quilop, who has quite a number of fanfare both online and offline over the years for his head-turner illustrations and eye-catching watercolor sketches, is among the pool of global talents and the only Filipino artist to be featured at “Uniting Nations through Art” by Art Vancouver, western Canada’s largest international and contemporary art fair happening this April 25 to 28. Collective frustrations over decades of Manila’s inconsistent city planning

TWICE

South Korean girl group TWICE announced on Sunday via the group’s official Twitter account, they are set to perform for their Filipino fans for the first time on June 29, 2019. Ticketing and venue details have yet to be proclaimed in detail. The world tour, which follows their recent sold-out Japan concert series “Dreamday,” will kick off in Seoul on May 25 and 26. Apart from Manila, TWICE will likewise

hydropower

The third straight month in April due to an increase in generation charge, which accounts for more than half of a household’s bill. Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) broadcasted in a press release on Monday that the overall electricity rate will increase by P0.0633 per kilowatt hour (/kWh) to P10.5594/kWh from P10.4961/kWh in March. “From P5.5973/kWh last month, generation charge for April slightly went up to P5.6322/kWh, an increase of P0.0349/kWh,”

ships

A trio of Russian Navy ships arrive on Monday for a five-day benevolence visit to Manila, amidst the “Balikatan” (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises between the Philippine and US militaries. Capt. Jonathan Zata, Philippine Navy spokesperson, stated two large anti-submarine ships, Admiral Tributs and Vinogradov, and the large sea tanker Irkut, were set to dock at the Port of Manila. It will be the second call of Russian vessels this year after a

tractor

During a dredging operation in Manila Bay on Saturday, a vintage bomb was recovered by authorities after it was dug up near the beaches of the US Embassy. The vintage bomb was dug up along Baywalk near the United States embassy in Ermita, Manila Saturday morning, according to the Manila Police District Explosive Ordnance Disposal. The vintage bomb was reported to the bomb disposal unit by the Department of Public

Transcend

Tech company, Transcend, who manufactures storage and multimedia products, is set to participate in the 2019 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), which runs from 4 to 7 April at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. In its 15th year, the MIAS is known as the most anticipated motoring and driving event in the Philippines, showcasing not only the most dynamic and extensive automotive display, but also organizing the most thrilling

volleyball

Ateneo de Manila University’s Lady Eagles secured at least a playoff for a semis berth with its ninth straight win making them unstoppable in the process. Seizing Far Eastern University’s sluggish and error-riddled game, the Lady Eagles made short work of the Lady Tamaraws, 25-21, 25-10, 25-18, Wednesday to secure at least a playoff for a Final Four berth in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil

Floyd Mayweather

The former pound-for-pound king, Floyd “Money” Mayweather J. was a no show for his press conference which was initially scheduled at 3 p.m. at Resorts World Manila. Event organizers have already apologized not that they were liable but for Mayweather’s fickle-mindedness that has caused the curious delay and eventually cancellation of the event. “It appears that Mr. Mayweather has enjoyed Manila very much that he has deviated from his itinerary,”

navy frigates

2 Thailand frigates – the HTMS (His Thai Majesty’s Ship) Naresuan (FFG-421) and then Bangpakong (FFG-456) – reached Pier fifteen, South Harbor, Manila on Friday, March 29, 2019, for a four-day goodwill visit to the country. The Thai delegation is directed by the Deputy Commander of Royal Thai Naval Academy , Rear Adm. Chanint Phadungkiat. A part of the visiting contingent is the RTN Cadet Cruise Training Unit, which can

Palace: No slowdown in Manila Bay crackdown

For business establishments in the Manila Bay area that do not comply with environmental laws, Malacañang will not have a slowdown in its crackdown towards with as described by presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo yesterday. “It is not for us to wait until the problem of Manila Bay gets worse. After all, if they are non-compliant, they are the ones who created the mess themselves,” Panelo stated. Panelo was responding to