MANILA -- Ricardo Taylor, the father of actress Maui Taylor, has passed away, the former Viva Hot Babe confirmed in an Instagram post over the weekend. "I would give anything to see you like this again. Thank you so much Dad. For all the memories, the advices, for molding me into the person I am today. I will miss you calling me and saying 'Maureen, I want Shakey's, Manager's Choice ha.' The hugs and the kisses everytime I leave your house. Ang daya mo, sabi mo sa 'kin 'Maureen, I will get better' while I was feeding you your fave lugaw in the ICU. But you just went on," she wrote in the caption. "Everyday I miss you. I went to your house today, I usually go up to your room to say hi and ask how you are but today I know I didn’t have the courage to do that because I know I won't find you there to greet me with that big smile of yours. Rest well now Dad. No more pains." In her other post, Maui shared that her father just waited for her to celebrate her birthday last Friday, June … [Read more...] about ‘No more pains’: Maui Taylor’s father passes away
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MANILA — The world of Philippine showbiz mourned on Thursday the passing of Eddie Garcia, a screen icon and director whose career spanned 70 years. Colleagues and friends of Garcia took to social media to remember and pay tribute to the veteran actor. Here are some of them, including their respective messages: Sen. Grace Poe, the daughter of screen veteran Susan Roces and the late film icon Fernando Poe, Jr. or FPJ. The two were contemporaries and close friends of Garcia. Vice Ganda, the comedy superstar who shared the big screen with Garcia in the 2014 film “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin.” Heart Evangelista, who co-starred with Garcia in the 2012 TV drama “Legacy.” Jun Robles Lana, the director of Garcia’s 2012 comedy-drama film “Bwakaw,” about a gay man who comes out of the closet in his twilight years. Juan Miguel Severo, who wrote Garcia’s last film “Hintayan ng Langit,” about elderly ex-partners (with Gina Pareno) … [Read more...] about World of showbiz mourns Eddie Garcia’s passing
The coronation ceremony is the first of its kind in 69 years, the last one taking place when the monarch’s greatly revered father, His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej – who passed away two years ago – formally took the throne in 1950. Citizens wearing yellow – yellow being the colour associated with Monday, the day of the King’s birth – are invited to be line the 7.15-kilometre stretch to welcome the royal motorcade from Saturday to Monday, Police Strategy Office Commissioner Pol Lt-General Kraiboon Suadsong said. Forty roads around the Grand Palace will be closed to traffic throughout the coronation period. The roads include Na Phra Lan, Na Phra That, Rajdamnoen Nai Avenue (from the Phan Phipop intersection to the Pom Padet intersection), Rajdamnoen Klang Avenue, Rajdamnoen Nok Avenue (from the Jor Por Ror intersection to the Phan Fah intersection), Sanam Chai, Lak Muang, Phra Chan, Maha Rat and Khao San. The Transport Ministry … [Read more...] about Logistics for the big day
Duterte calls on Congress to pass measures for workers' rights (Philstar.com) - May 1, 2019 - 10:42am MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day urged Congress to pass legislation to protect workers’ rights days after his national police chief blamed joblessness on labor protests for those rights. In his Labor Day message released Wednesday, Duterte lamented that the plight of Filipino workers, especially those working abroad, “remains the same.” But the chief executive said he hopes Congress will move forward on pending bills aimed to protect workers' rights. "I remain optimistic that one year since I issued Executive Order No. 51 implementing existing constitutional and statutory provisions against illegal contracting, my counterparts in Congress will consider passing much needed legislative measures that will fully protect our workers’ rights, … [Read more...] about Duterte calls on Congress to pass measures for workers’ rights
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?