MANILA, Philippines — Call him 2nd Lt. Matteo Guidicelli. After recently completing the Scout Ranger Orientation Course at Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan with flying colors, Matteo is recommending his experience to fellow actors and young Filipinos. The Cebuano actor-athlete took on the month-long leadership-development training after enlisting as a Philippine Army reservist, a voluntary service to the country, especially needed in times of disasters and emergencies. He enjoyed no special treatment and battled tough challenges along with some 90 other trainees, made up of officers and Philippine Military Academy cadets. During his “emotional and happy” graduation, he received special commendation for being an outstanding student and the only reservist in the batch. The STAR got to talk to Matteo about it during the launch of Sun Life Financial’s new and inspirational campaign, Kaakbay: Stories of Lifetime Partnerships, last Saturday (July 6). The event saw … [Read more...] about Matteo Guidicelli on the ‘best experience’ of his life
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KUCHING: A 16-year-old youth, who attacked the father of his underaged girlfriend with a sharp object, has been arrested. The man had forced open the door of his 13-year-old daughter’s room after suspecting she was hiding someone in it at about 5.30pm on Monday. The youth rushed out of the washroom, grabbed a weapon and assaulted the man, Padawan District police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan told The Borneo Post yesterday. The man suffered cuts to the chest, abdomen, ears, cheeks and fingers. He eventually managed to overcome the youth and called the police. Aidil said the youth admitted to having a sexual relationship with his girlfriend, who is also his schoolmate. “He also told police that he entered the house when all of his girlfriend’s family members were not at home,” he added. Aidil said the case is still under investigation. … [Read more...] about Cornered youth attacks father of underaged girlfriend
Another popular celebrity might be off the market soon. Raymond Lam has reportedly proposed to girlfriend Carina Zhang on June 1 and plans to marry on Dec 8, his 40th birthday. According to Hong Kong media, the actor was filming the movie adaptation of his TVB series Back to the Past in China when he went to Carina’s hometown of Yancheng and proposed to her there. Around the same time, the Chinese model uploaded photos of a bunny made of white roses on Weibo, believed to be used by Raymond to propose. When contacted, the Hong Kong star's representatives did not deny the news and said that they would respond soon. His manager had no comments. The couple have reportedly been dating for more than a year. Their relationship first came to light when Raymond was spotted with her at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park last March. That same month, the 39-year-old confirmed that he had broken up with his girlfriend of five years, actress Karena Ng. Carina is reportedly in the good books of … [Read more...] about Did Raymond Lam just propose to his girlfriend?
PUTRAJAYA: A canteen operator who brutally bashed his girlfriend to death and then slept with her corpse for a night before burning it the next morning, had his death sentence upheld by the Court of Appeal for murder. A three-member bench led by Datuk Kamardin Hashim held that Abd Khalid Md Isa’s conviction was safe. “We find that from the appeal record , it is evident that the appellant (Abd Khalid) himself had pleaded guilty to the charge. He understood the nature and consequence of his plea and he admitted to the facts of the case,“ he said. He said the then Judicial Commissioner Datuk Azmi Ariffin (now High Court judge) had complied with section 178 (2) of the Criminal Procedure Code before accepting Abd Khalid’s plea of guilt and convicted him on the murder charge. Justice Kamardin, who sat with Justices Datuk Yaacob Md Sam and Datuk Lau Bee Lan, said Abd Khalid’s appeal did not have merit. In July 2016, the High Court had sentenced Abd Khalid to … [Read more...] about Appeals Court upholds gallows for man who pleaded guilty to murdering his girlfriend
If you were surprised to learn that the late Lee Kuan Yew worked on the draft for his memoir on a computer, you're not the only one. In an exclusive Toggle interview with Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (April 28), hosts Kym Ng and Evelyn Lam were both astonished to hear that his father had learned how to use a computer at 70 years of age. When asked how the younger generation can help the silver generation bridge the technological divide in the move towards being a Smart Nation, Singapore's prime minister suggested that they can teach the older folks how to use it. He brought up the example of his father picking up computer skills so he could work on the manuscript for his memoirs, and how the late Lee would ask him for help sometimes. "He would call me and ask for help to find a file (on the computer)," Lee revealed, much to the amusement of himself and the hosts. He continued: "But it's not that the file was missing, it's that he didn't know where it was located." … [Read more...] about Smart Nation: PM Lee taught his father to use the computer