Presidential aspirant Isko Moreno has been on the receiving end of criticism for what people call fence-sitting or a lack of categorical answers when it comes to issues like Leila de Lima and the Duterte war on drugs. He’s been called “Duterte Lite” or “Duterte 2.0” as people speculate that his lack of clarity is proof that he is a puppet being controlled by President Rodrigo Duterte or that he would adopt his controversial policies if elected into Malacañang. Then there’s the sneering at a man once invited by opposition coalition 1Sambayan and suspected of being impostor who does not represent the “true opposition.” Veteran journalist and Inquirer columnist John Nery wrote that there's no way Isko can now be considered an opposition candidate. Two political analysts say fence-sitting is nothing new and Moreno likely won’t be the only candidate to be accused of this in the months ahead. With President Duterte still enjoying fairly high ... » Learn More about Duterte Lite: Is fence-sitting a sin or strategy in 2022 elections?
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The end of circuit breaker meant the resumption of our normal lives somewhat, and with that, some hobbies that we picked up might have ended with us no longer needing to stay home. That's not the case for Fann Wong, though. She's continued to share what's she's been up to in the kitchen and with her oven, well after the end of circuit breaker. To mark Chinese Valentine's Day on Monday (August 25), she put up a video and recipe of her fudge loaf cake. Husband Christopher Lee and son Zed must have devoured it quite quickly, as despite the huge loaf in the image, Fann proudly proclaimed on social media that it was "out of stock already". Here's my attempt at Fann's fudge loaf cake recipe, where I halved the ingredients to fit a smaller pan. Ingredients For a 21.5cm x 11.5cm loaf pan Loaf cake 60g cocoa powder 125ml hot water 1 egg 100g caster sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 63ml vegetable oil 113g all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 ... » Learn More about I tried making Fann Wong’s fudge loaf cake and know why Christopher and Zed Lee finished it so quickly
Krizle Grace Mago during her online testimony and Pharmally director Linconn Ong (fourth from left) being escorted inside the Senate building for the resumption of the blue ribbon committee hearing on the firm’s deals with the government. FILE PHOTO/SENATE PRIB PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—Incommunicado. Used to describe a witness to a possible crime, the word would connote danger on the part of the witness and worry on the part of investigators. A day after saying she was willing to work with the Senate in its investigation of the government’s COVID-19 spending, Krizle Grace Mago, an executive of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp., could no longer be reached. READ: Mago ‘incommunicado’ since damning testimony vs Pharmally Sen. Richard Gordon, chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee that has uncovered signs of massive corruption in deals that Pharmally got from the government, said Mago became incommunicado. It was just last Friday (Sept. 24) when Mago gave her most damaging ... » Learn More about ‘Incommunicado’: Krizle Mago’s sudden disappearance
A Sanofi logo is seen during the company’s annual results news conference in Paris, France, February 6, 2020. REUTERS FILE PHOTO PARIS — Sanofi is dropping plans for its own mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine because of the dominant role of the BioNTech-Pfizer alliance as well as Moderna in the fight against the pandemic, the company said on Tuesday. The French healthcare group will instead focus on efforts with British partner GlaxoSmithKline to bring a COVID-19 vaccine candidate to market based on the more conventional protein-based approach, where mass trials are ongoing. The decision to drop clinical development of the mRNA shot, acquired as part of its takeover of Translate Bio, came despite positive positive Phase I/II study interim results announced on Tuesday where participants’ blood readings showed a strong immune reaction. But Sanofi said the read-out encouraged it only to pursue the technology as a potential vaccine against influenza and other diseases, giving up on the ... » Learn More about Sanofi ditches mRNA COVID-19 vaccine amid rivals’ success
Image:Instagram/@therealangellocsin Angel Locsin could not help but fangirl over the Irish rock band U2 when she saw their concert at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan yesterday, Dec. 4. “Buong buhay kong pinangarap to (I dreamed of this my whole life)!” she said in her Instagram post yesterday. “Maraming salamat (many thanks) @u2,” she added. “Mahal kita (I love you) Bono!” She accompanied her post with photos and clips from the event. The band was performing a number of their hit songs such as “Pride (In the Name of Love)”, “With Or Without You” and “Elevation”. Meanwhile, Locsin also included a video of her squealing “oh my god!” repeatedly amid screams from fellow concert-goers. Locsin noted that she wanted to cry because she kept jumping during the concert, which stopped her from taking good videos. Despite her lack of clips from the night, she stressed that she still enjoyed the event. “Yes Bono? Tawag mo ko? (Are you calling me?)” the actress joked as Bono, the ... » Learn More about Angel Locsin fangirls over U2 in Japan: ‘Buong buhay kong pinangarap ‘to’