BIR files new tax raps vs actor Richard Gutierrez

MANILA — The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday filed another criminal complaint before the Department of Justice against actor Richard Gutierrez. In its complaint, the BIR specifically accused Gutierrez with one count of “knowingly using or submitting falsified annual income tax return for 2012 and six counts of knowingly using or submitting falsified quarterly value added tax … Read More

Jennifer Lopez is an icon for me — Jenna Dewan Tatum

LOS ANGELES — Jenna Dewan Tatum says she looks up to actress-singer Jennifer Lopez. The 36-year-old actress, who is the host-mentor of dance reality TV show “World of Dance”, says the “Shades of Blue” star inspired her as an artist, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “For me growing up as a dancer and becoming an … Read More

James Bond actor Roger Moore dead at 89

LONDON — British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films such as “Live and Let Die” and “The Spy Who Loved Me”, passed away on Tuesday in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89. “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that … Read More

Joanna Lumley to donate her organs after death

LONDON — Veteran actress Joanna Lumley has decided to donate her organs after her death. The 71-year-old actress has pledged to give away her vital organs after she passes away to those in need of transplants. “I’ve got one of those donor forms that says ‘take anything you want’ so I’m not sure what they … Read More

“Kong: Skull Island” tops Chinese box office

BEIJING — American blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” saw 500 million yuan (USD72.6 million) in earnings for the week ending March 26, the clear box office winner for the week, China Film News reported Tuesday. Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” landed in second place for the week, taking in 195 million yuan. It … Read More

Proud of my body: Lady Gaga slams trolls

LOS ANGELES — Pop star Lady Gaga has responded to body shamers by saying she is proud of her body. The 30-year-old music icon took to Instagram, slamming the trolls who had commented on her appearance during her explosive halftime performance during the 51st Super Bowl. “I heard my body is a topic of conversation … Read More

Cagayan celebrates national arts month with a theater workshop

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Cagayan province, through the Cagayan Historical Research Center, Cagayan Museum, organized a three- day “Basic Integrated Theater Arts Workshop.” The activity was held this week at Pampangueña Pensione in Caggay, Tuguegarao City and was participated by employees of the Provincial Capitol. Jennifer T. Junio-Baquiran, officer-in-charge of the Museum Division, said the activity … Read More

Palace welcomes survey results on deepening bilateral relations with China and Russia

MANILA– Malacañang on Saturday lauded the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey showing that many Filipinos support the Philippines’ thrust to deepen its bilateral relations with China and Russia. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Filipinos now have a deeper understanding of the current socio-political reality. “Masaya po tayo that lumalawak ang paningin ng ating … Read More