MANILA -- Several celebrities joined a dinner hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte and his partner, Honeylet Avanceña, at the Malacañang Palace Tuesday. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told ABS-CBN News that the dinner was a “thanksgiving for artists who support the President.” Among the artists seen at the event were Gonzaga sisters Toni and Alex, Toni's husband director Paul Soriano, Katrina Halili, Niño Muhlach, Will Devaughn, Bayani Agbayani, and "It's Showtime" hosts Vhong Navarro and Ryan Bang. Actor John Lloyd Cruz also dined with the President and took a selfie with Andanar. Other stars at the event were singers April Boy Regino and Jed Madela, and beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez together with her parents Annabelle Rama and Eddie Gutierrez. Action stars and Duterte supporters Philip Salvador, Robin Padilla, and Cesar Montano were also present. … [Read more...] about News IN PHOTOS: Celebrities dine with Duterte at Malacañang
Malacanang teases a bombshell on the surfacing of alias “Bikoy.” Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today: Hint of a bombshell Election fever Flix and chill Rate cut looms China syndrome … [Read more...] about News The ANC Brief: Proof in the pudding
The words “affective” and “factitious” must have made such an impression on Judge Keenan that after Dr. Weld’s examination report, the postponed October 31 arraignment of Marcos was rescheduled to January 19, 1989. To repeat and rephrase Dr. Weld’s conclusions: there was no medical justification preventing the indictee, Ferdie, from travelling to New York City and face his day in court. The Marcos medical maneuvers (1) The Marcos medical maneuvers (2) Then followed the two admissions to St. Francis Medical Center. December 9, 1988 and released on December 18; and again entering St Francis on December 29 and released on January 5, 1989. While there may have been valid reasons for those hospitalizations, such validity was diminished and became suspect simply because the ailments and corresponding hospital stays also turned out to be orchestrated anticipatory events announced in advance to media both in Honolulu and in Manila. It had … [Read more...] about News OPINION: Marcos could have lived longer but…..
State of health of the nation and the leader All Filipinos, rich or poor, want to stay healthy, physically or mentally. Health is one of their main concerns. For this reason, one of the major concerns of the Government is also the health of all the people in this country. In fact, a Cabinet department of the government has been created for this purpose – the Department of Health (DOH). This is the department primarily in charge of ensuring that the people of the Philippines are hale and hearty. It is also the department tasks with curing the sick and healing people who have been injured especially those who have no means or cannot afford the cost of staying healthy. Hence, Congress has recently enacted the Universal Health Care Law. But every Filipino is concerned not only about their health and the health of their relatives and friends. They are also concerned about the health of the persons running the affairs of the government because they want to … [Read more...] about State of health of the nation and the leader
A few days before we join today the international community in the observance of Labor Day, it would have been a very welcome message – even good news, in fact – about some 21,000 prospective new jobs to be created once the 19 investment projects and trade deals between Chinese and Filipino business conglomerates come on stream starting this year. President Duterte witnessed the signing of 19 business agreements in energy, infrastructure including tourism-related facilities, industrial parks, communications and internet connectivity, agriculture, and skills training for Filipino workers. As Malacanang drumbeaters announced, these investment projects and trade deals reaped from President Duterte’s latest trip to China are worth $12.165 billion (or roughly P634 trillion). From estimates provided by Malacañang, these 21,000 new jobs that were inked by private sector businessmen delegation with their Chinese counterparts during the presidential trip last week in … [Read more...] about Fear-mongering