PA Special Forces train ‘Descendants of the Sun’ actors

MANILA — Actors who will play roles in the local remake of South Korean drama series ‘Descendants of the Sun’ underwent two-day training by the members of the Philippine Army’s Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) (SFRA) at Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija on Monday. In a statement Friday, Army spokesperson, Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said the unit SFRA … Read More

CA clears Jose Manalo from ex-wife’s settlement case

MANILA — The Court of Appeals (CA) has cleared television comedian Ariel Manalo, more commonly known as “Jose Manalo”, of liability in a multimillion-peso case involving his estranged wife Annalyn. In a March 28 resolution, the appellate court dismissed with finality the petition seeking to bind the TV host in the PHP50-million compromise agreement between Annalyn … Read More

Theft raps filed by Kris Aquino vs. ex-biz partner junked

MANILA — The Makati City Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the criminal charges filed by television personality Kris Aquino against her former business manager Nicanor Falcis II. Dismissed for lack of probable cause were charges of qualified theft and violation of the Access Device Regulations Act. In a resolution dated Feb. 10 and approved by Senior Deputy … Read More

Palace: Nora Aunor will be National Artist in ‘God’s perfect time’

MANILA — Malacañang on Thursday expressed optimism that Nora Aunor, known in Philippine cinema as Superstar, will receive the coveted National Artist award “in God’s perfect time”. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after the actress from Bicol was excluded from the new list of National Artists conferred by President Rodrigo Duterte in a ceremony … Read More

Filipina filmmaker named Global Alumni Awardee for Social Impact

MANILA — Award-winning filmmaker and Chevening alumna Baby Ruth Villarama was named as one of the three outstanding global winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards initiated by the British Council. Villarama, director of the highly-acclaimed “Sunday Beauty Queen” was awarded the Global Alumni Award for Social Impact, citing her contributions to the society through her … Read More

‘Black Panther’ is top grossing Feb movie ever released

LOS ANGELES — Disney and Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” has grossed a spectacular USD400 million in North America through Sunday and is the highest grossing movie ever released in the month of February. The superhero film continued to dominate North American box office with an estimated USD108.04 million, becoming the second-highest second weekend of all-time behind … Read More

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

Actor Richard Gutierrez denies tax evasion raps

  MANILA — Actor Richard Gutierrez on Thursday filed a counter–affidavit before the Department of Justice in connection with the tax evasion complaint filed by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against Gutierrez and his production company for allegedly owing the government of nearly PHP38.57 million in unpaid taxes. Gutierrez denied the allegations as he personally … Read More