MANILA – Janella Salvador recently had her fitting with her chosen designer as she prepares for the ABS-CBN Ball, a formal gathering of the Kapamilya network’s biggest stars. “We already have a particular designer in mind,” the actress told ABS-CBN Lifestyle. Her designer of choice is Michael Leyva, who has created gowns for the likes of Anne Curtis, Pia Wurtzbach, and Kris Aquino. He is the same designer behind Aquino’s yellow off-shoulder gown during the premiere of “Crazy Rich Asians” in Hollywood. “Personally, I’ve always wanted to work with Michael Leyva,” Salvador said. When asked how her gown at the ABS-CBN Ball would look like, the actress simply said: “It’s gonna be very different from what I’ve been wearing for the past few years.” In last year’s Kapamilya gathering, then dubbed the Star Magic Ball, Salvador donned a white one-shoulder Mark Bumgarner gown with a thigh-high slit. … [Read more...] about News What will Janella Salvador wear at the ABS-CBN Ball?
SAN FRANCISCO GOTERA, El Salvador: The hands knitting so deftly are covered in tattoos, and nearby another man delicately puts the final touches to a painting of Elsa, the character from Disney's animation "Frozen". That's the scene in a prison in El Salvador where former members of the country's ultra-violent gangs are being kept after renouncing their previous life and readying to re-enter society.It's a path to rehabilitation for people US President Donald Trump has called "animals" as he has sought to conflate the gangs in Central America with broader immigration from the region.El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are some of the most dangerous countries in the world, and are collectively known as Central America's "Northern Triangle." Together, they form the biggest zone for undocumented migration to the United States as citizens flee insecurity, corruption and poverty.The two main gangs in the Northern Triangle are MS-13 and Barrio 18, criminal outfits started on the streets … [Read more...] about Knitting and painting for El Salvador’s imprisoned ex-gang members
Don’t want Trudeau’s reportedly ‘fake’ eyebrows? Kris Aquino, Maja Salvador give 'kilay' tips Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (philstar.com) - June 13, 2018 - 2:36pm MANILA, Philippines — This week, besides US President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, among those that made it to the global headlines is the reported falling off of the “fake” eyebrows of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As seen on a viral video from the world leaders’ G7 summit last weekend, one of Trudeau’s eyebrows seem to be getting displaced from the top of his eye as he speaks. The video has since become a subject of many memes, including a supposed “Eyebrow gate” scandal and a new Twitter account bearing the name “Trudeau’s Eyebrows.” Our moment to shine! I'll bet @realDonaldTrump wishes he had fake bushy brows like us. Too bad … [Read more...] about Don’t want Trudeau’s reportedly ‘fake’ eyebrows? Kris Aquino, Maja Salvador give ‘kilay’ tips
SAN SALVADOR: El Salvador's attorney general ordered the arrest on Friday of former president for alleged embezzlement and money laundering, in addition to allegedly covering up various illicit acts during his government.Funes, who has been in exile in Nicaragua since September 2016, is accused of using public funds to pay for trips, home remodelling and hospital bills, among other expenses.The attorney general also sought the arrest of 29 other people, including relatives of Funes and former officials in his administration.Funes, a 58-year-old former journalist, governed the poor Central American country from 2009 to 2014 and brought the party formed by a former leftist guerrilla group, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), back to power for the first time following a 1980-1992 civil war.The former president, who says he is a victim of political attacks orchestrated by businessmen and conservatives, slammed the accusations against him in a series of posts on Twitter on … [Read more...] about El Salvador seeks to arrest ex president for alleged embezzlement
Trump administration plans to strip some 200,000 Salvadorans in the US of temporary protected status is likely to be a blow to the economies of both El Salvador and the US. El Salvador will struggle to absorb thousands of returnees, who may displace current jobholders there and in turn cause more migration to the US. In the US, employers face expenses related to laying off TPS holders as well as the prospect of being unable to replace those workers. The Trump administration announced earlier this month it will end temporary protected status for some 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador living in the US. The administration cast the move as a corrective for a TPS policy it said had been abused, and it comes as as part of President Donald Trump’s effort to restrict legal and illegal immigration. The president has said this would preserve jobs and raise wages – claims that are widely disputed. Temporary … [Read more...] about Trump’s latest immigration crackdown threatens the economy — both in the US and in El Salvador