Bea Alonzo. Image: Instagram/@beaalonzo Could Bea Alonzo be taking a dig at ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson after he confirmed his relationship with Julia Barretto? After more than a year of speculation on whether he and Barretto were an item or not, Anderson did a tell-all through a March 5 exclusive interview with Boy Abunda, stating that he was “very happy” with his “Between Maybes” co-star. And when it came to discussing his controversial breakup, he claimed that his relationship with Alonzo was “toxic.” Alonzo, meanwhile, has been enjoying her time in her Zambales home, and fans could not help but read into her latest Instagram post yesterday, March 6. Reflecting on the time she has spent with loved ones during the pandemic, Alonzo wrote, “So, here’s to TIME!” “Time that is best spent with family, [time] that heals all wounds, and TIME AS THE ULTIMATE TRUTH TELLER!” she declared, ending her sentence with laughing emoji. View this post on ... » Learn More about Bea Alonzo declares time is ‘ultimate truth teller’ after Gerald admits being with Julia
Renard because maybe osu
Gerald Anderson. Image: Instagram/@andersongeraldjr When it comes to his love life, Gerald Anderson still does not want to say much, but is candid about what he wants from a relationship in the future. The “A Soldier’s Heart” star was put on the hot seat in actor Joe Vargas’s vlog posted last Tuesday, Feb. 16. Vargas asked Anderson personal questions which he had to answer if he missed a basketball shot. Anderson was game to answer questions even when he made his shots, save for the question “Taken ka ba ngayon (Are you taken right now)?” For this one, he preferred to stay silent. However, when asked about plans to get married, he deliberately threw away his shot. “Siyempre naman! Iyon iyong next chapter ng buhay natin,” he said. “Inaayos natin lahat iyan.” (Of course! That is the next chapter of our lives. We are working on it.) Asked if he has a child, Anderson got his free throw shot in but still answered the question: “Wala pa pero sana soon (None but I hope I ... » Learn More about Gerald Anderson won’t say if he’s ‘taken’ but looks forward to marriage
Gabbi Garcia with her YouTube Gold Play Button. Image: Instagram/@gabbi Actress-singer Gabbi Garcia has marked a new online milestone as she received the YouTube Gold Play Button after gaining over 1 million subscribers. “WE DID IT GUYS! [My] gold play button is finally here!!! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!!! [Love] you all!!!” Garcia announced on Instagram yesterday, Sept. 15 Garcia currently has around 1.08 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, which she started in 2017. She posts a variety of content, ranging from song covers to house tours, and takes on other topics. To mark the special occasion, Garcia held a “Wine Night” livestream last night on her channel together with boyfriend Khalil Ramos. Aside from drinking wine, of course, the young artist unboxed the Gold Play Button for the first time live in front of fans. Garcia told Ramos that it is “our milestone” as she notes that they built the channel together. Garcia also revealed that ... » Learn More about WATCH: Gabbi Garcia receives YouTube Gold Play Button, unboxes award before fans
MANILA, Philippines – Actress Bea Alonzo created a stir among fans when she posted a cryptic message Sunday that fueled speculations of a breakup between her and Gerald Anderson. “You can’t make the same mistake twice, the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake anymore, it’s a choice’ ENOUGH,” Alonzo captioned Sunday a black space over her Instagram page. “Something I learned about people… if they do it once, they’ll do it again,” she added in an Instagram story. Anderson and another actress, Julia Barretto were reportedly spotted at Rayver Cruz’s birthday party, as seen in an Instagram post of a netizen. Because of the photo, Julia and Gerald topped Twitter trends in the Philippines. Barretto and former boyfriend and onscreen partner Joshua Garcia recently admitted they are now back to being “best of friends.” READ: Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia now ‘best of friends’ Rumors about Alonzo and Anderson’s split surfaced last year, but the former ... » Learn More about Splitsville for Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson?
The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a question at the start of the week and then a week later give the results, highlight diverse viewpoints and opinions on topics. This week we asked you the following: What should Thailand do about Songkran this year? Should it be canceled for the second year in a row? Postponed? Allowed with rules? Only traditional? Etc. Reader talkback: What should Thailand do about Songkran for this year? As expected, this was a passionate topic. Many long-term ex-pats hate the event personally, but many also understand that it is the biggest holiday of the year for the Thai people and the biggest domestic tourism (and before, a major foreign tourism) event. Billions of baht are made every year…but is it at the cost of a lack of a traditional Songkran? We asked our readers also to think of the event from a larger perspective and not just “if you personally dislike it.”(Although got plenty of those responses too) Let’s ... » Learn More about Reader talkback results: What should Thailand do about Songkran for this year?
Thailand- The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback a week later and pick a variety of diverse and interesting responses. These questions, by the way, are read by authorities and we have had feedback on multiple occasions by those in local and regional power. This week we are asking you the following: What should Thailand do about Songkran this year? Should it be canceled for the second year in a row? Postponed? Allowed with rules? Only traditional? Etc. Although the current Covid-19 situation in Thailand appears to be mostly controlled in quarantined and restricted migrant communities in Samut Sakhon after a month of what seems to be improved across the rest of the country, some people are starting to look ahead to Thailand’s BIGGEST holiday-Songkran. The Thai tourism industry is already betting big on this year’s Songkran, hoping that the Covid-19 situation will ... » Learn More about Reader talkback: What should Thailand do about Songkran for this year?
Mitsubishi’s mini-MPV has spawned a high-riding model to rival the Honda BR-V. Is it really necessary? What’s new? Thanks to a reasonably spacious seven-seat interior and circa-800,000 baht prices, the Mitsubishi Xpander has managed to meet Thai sales expectations taking up around 20% of the brand’s total sales in 2019. Developed primarily for Indonesia, where it is made and shipped from, the Xpander has now spawned a new, high-riding version additionally bearing the Cross moniker. Although it’s still a front-wheel-drive-only car like the regular model, Mitsubishi bills the Xpander Cross as an SUV taking the fight straight to the Honda BR-V, itself more or less a jacked-up variant of the Mobilio mini-MPV. Key differences in the Xpander Cross SUV from the Xpander MPV is the 20mm higher ride height and slightly wider tracks. Visual distinctions, meanwhile, include roof rails, shark fin antenna, rugged-lloking moldings around the vehicle and specially designed 17in ... » Learn More about Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 1.5 (2020) review
Another Volvo pops us with lots of bang for the buck. If only it could inspire. The all-new S60 sedan is another product from Volvo that has landed in Thai showrooms with lots of appeal for potential buyers to consider. And that’s even before driving one. Take a look at its on-paper stats, for a start. In T8 plug-in hybrid form, the S60 is equipped with 2.0-litre turbo and supercharged petrol engine. And when combined with the electrical system that supplements it, the combined power rises to an impressive 407hp for a scintillating 0-100kph time of less than 5sec. Mind, that’s a sprint time bracket of a Porsche 911 sports car. Then there’s the CO2-less driving ability of some 50km in the S60 T8, not to mention the all-wheel drive system supported the electric motor. This is an all-season performance sedan, you could easily say. Glance over at the rivals’ spec sheet of the S60 T8 and note that the BMW 330e and Mercedes-Benz C300e are supported by less fancy drivetrains ... » Learn More about Volvo S60 T8 R-Design plug-in hybrid (2020) review
The X5 has a new plug-in hybrid improving two key facets -- if used wisely. What’s new? The first X5 from BMW to receive a plug-in hybrid version to choose from was the fourth-generation model, coded F15. The so-called 40e boasted a 2.0-litre petrol-electric four-cylinder with a combined 313hp of power. Today’s fifth-gen model, designated G05, sees a greater hybrid system in which the petrol engine has been switched to a bigger 3.0-litre six-pot boosting maximum power to 394hp for the new 45e. The decision by BMW to go for a bigger motor could be due to the X5’s relatively big body and most of its competition having more than 400hp to play around with. A performance-oriented family SUV with plug-in facility, you could also say. The 45e is being sold in locally assembled form at 4.969 million baht. It comes at a time when archrival Mercedes-Benz has yet to renew the GLE500e, which is based on the old-gen body. The most direct rival for the 45e at the moment is the ... » Learn More about BMW X5 xDrive 45e M Sport (2020) review
The Audi Q7 has been revised to make its target buyers happier rather than excited. What’s new? When Audi made a comeback in Thailand via a new importer some three years ago, the Q7 had been one of the most popular models thanks to it being an SUV and an all-new model back then. Such a time frame till now means that it’s nip and tuck time for Ingolstadt’s rival to the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Volvo XC90 with a range of cosmetic alterations being applied here and there. The main change up front is the grille which looks almost like in the Q8. Audi maybe didn’t want to make the Q7 to look as bold because that could dilute the Q8’s flagships status. The interior has also been updated. But due to cost constraints, the Thai Audi agent has opted for only two digital screens than three. Many new Audi’s now have an electronic instrument panel behind the steering wheel, but not in the Thai-spec Q7. Audi is now focusing on the 249hp 3.0-litre diesel-turbo which has ... » Learn More about Audi Q7 45 TDI Quattro S Line facelift (2020) review