Here are the latest news and events that happened today, Saturday, March 18, 2023.

Ulam cakes na puwedeng isabay sa kanin, saan mabibili?

Kung merong cakes na pang-dessert, meron na ring nakakatakam na ulam cakes na puwedeng isabay sa kanin, tulad ng Japanese na “Chirashi” cake at Pinoy na Lumpia cake. Saan nga ba mabibili ang mga ito? Sa kuwentong Dapat Alam Mo! ni Susan Enriquez, ipinakilala ang 34-anyos na si Jed Ang, owner ng Infinity Gourmet Foods. Mula sa mga pangsahog na See more...

DOF: Infrastructure development central to Marcos administration's growth strategy

Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s administration's growth strategy leaned heavily on infrastructure development through the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board's recently approved list of Infrastructure Flagship Projects (IFPs). "Central to the Marcos Jr. administration's growth strategy is infrastructure development. From this year until 2028, we aim to keep infrastructure spending above See more...

Klea Pineda, kinumpirmang nanligaw sa kaniya si Jeric Gonzales

Kinumpirma ni Klea Pineda na nanligaw sa kaniya ang leading man niya noon na si Jeric Gonzales. “Nanligaw ba sa ‘yo si Jeric?” tanong ni Nelson Canlas kay Klea Pineda sa podcast na “Updated with Nelson Canlas.” “Oh yeah, yeah. Nanligaw sa akin si Jeric,” pagkumpirma ni Klea. Ayon kay Klea, tinanong na rin siya tungkol dito ng showbiz press, See more...

Diesel prices seen to go down by P1.70/liter, gasoline down by P1.10/liter

The prices of fuel products are expected to go down next week, a fuel company said in its forecast on Saturday. "Diesel should go down by P1.70 to P1.80 per liter," Unioil said in its forecast for March 21 to 27. Meanwhile, the prices of gasoline may decrease by P1.10 to P1.30 per liter, it added. An oil industry source See more...

Mga mangingisdang apektado ng oil spill, hiling na makapalaot muli

Umaapela ang mga mangingisda sa Oriental Mindoro na payagan silang makapalaot, ngayong sinsapul ng oil spill na dulot ng pagtagas mula sa MT Princess Empress ang kanilang kabuhayan. Ayon sa mga mangingisda na sina Celso Rebete at Rizalino Pabola, malaking dagok sa kanilang hanapbuhay ang oil spill. "Mahirap sa aming mangingisda ang walang hanapbuhay dahil dagat napagkitaan namin. See more...

Marawi plebiscite free from any untoward incidents, says Comelec chief

MARAWI — The plebiscite to create 2 barangays in Marawi City was free from any untoward incident, the Commission on Elections said on Saturday, a few hours before the polls closed in the once battle-torn city. The plebiscite was held to determine whether or not some 16,000 residents of Marawi were in favor of dividing a populated evacuation area into See more...

TINGNAN: Giant Strawberry Cake, ibinida sa La Trinidad, Benguet

BENGUET — Bumida ang twin giant strawberry cake sa Strawberry Festival ng La Trinidad, Benguet ngayong Sabado. Ang giant strawberry cake ay may taas na 7 feet, may habang 14 feet, at diameter na 5 feet. Hahatiin ang giant cake sa 16,000 na piraso. Ang 1,000 piraso ay ipamimigay habang ang iba ay ibebenta ng P30 kada slice. See more...

Cebu Pacific: Direct flights from Clark to Taiwan to begin April 29

Cebu Pacific will fly directly to Taiwan from Clark starting April 29, the budget carrier announced on Saturday. There will be four flights every week out of Clark: on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Return flights from Taipei will start on April 30 and operate four times a week: every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. "To support the expansion, Cebu See more...

PNP: Teves yet to coordinate with us on security matters

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday said they have yet to receive a formal communication from Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo Teves, Jr. regarding his security when he returns to the Philippines. PNP Spokesperson PCol. Jean Fajardo said they are coordinating with the House of Representatives and other agencies on the matter. “Sa ngayon, See more...

Ex-customs collector, ex-PAL consultant nabbed in extortion try

A former district collector of the Bureau of Customs and a former consultant of the Philippine Airlines were arrested for alleged extortion. According to John Consulta's report on "Saksi", Atty. Juan Tan and Benjamin Sebastian were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Manila. Authorities recovered from them P11 million. The complainant said the two asked for money in exchange for See more...

Faye Lorenzo: 'Hindi porke ang image ay pa-sexy, kabastos-bastos na'

Pinabulaanan ni Faye Lorenzo ang iniisip ng ilang tao na porke "sexy" ang imahe ng isang babae na tulad niya ay dapat na itong makatanggap ng pambabastos. "Sa akin po Tito Boy, hindi naman porke ang image ay pa-sexy ay kabastos-bastos na siya. Kasi kapag lumabas naman ako, maayos ako makipag-usap, maayos akong manamit, and alam ko kung ano 'yung See more...

Mountain forests disappearing at alarming rate: study

WASHINGTON - Logging, wildfires and farming are causing mountain forests, habitat to 85 percent of the world's birds, mammals and amphibians, to vanish at an alarming rate, according to a study published on Friday. Mountain forests covered 1.1 billion hectares (2.71 billion acres) of the planet in 2000, the authors of the study published in the Cell Press journal One See more...

Easterlies will bring rain over NCR, parts of Visayas, Mindanao

The easterlies will bring scattered rains over Eastern Visayas and parts of Mindanao, PAGASA reported. Eastern Visayas, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms brought about by the easterlies with possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Batanes and Babuyan Islands will See more...

Marawi set to create 2 new barangays after plebiscite

Marawi City is set to have 2 new barangays after majority of some 16,000 voters agreed, in a plebiscite, to create new villages where several families have resettled after being displaced by the Marawi siege. In a message to reporters, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman George Garcia said that the Marawi plebiscite results are as follows: For the creation of See more...

Diesel, kerosene prices may drop by as much as P2 in latest forecast

MANILA (UPDATED) - Diesel and kerosene prices may drop by as much as P2 per liter as experts forecast a drop in fuel prices on Tuesday, March 21. Diesel prices may drop by as much as P1.70-P2.00 per liter, while kerosene may take the largest cut at P1.90 to P2.20 per liter. Gasoline prices will take the smallest cut See more...

Fil-Am victims join Asians in rally in New York vs. hate crimes

Filipino-American victims joined the Asian community at a protest action at Times Square in New York City on Friday to condemn the rising number of hate crimes against them. Among those at the rally was Cecille Lai, who was assaulted with her son Kyle in Queens, New York City two weeks ago. Lai was emotional when she addressed the rallyists. See more...

'The Wire' star Lance Reddick dead at 60: publicist

Actor Lance Reddick who played steely Baltimore police lieutenant Cedric Daniels in hit TV show "The Wire" has died, his publicist said Friday. He was 60. Reddick, who also appeared in the "John Wick" series of films opposite Keanu Reeves, was found dead at his home in the Studio City area of Los Angeles, trade title TMZ reported. "Acclaimed actor See more...

After 'X Factor' days, KZ Tandingan grateful to join Martin Nievera in 'The Voice Kids PH'

MANILA — OPM singer KZ Tandingan recently share how grateful she is that she gets to join Martin Nievera as one of the judges of "The Voice Kids Philippines" season 5. In a TikTok video, Tandingan recalled how Nievera adopted her during her stint in "X Factor Philippines" along with other contestants. "I know most of you already know the See more...

Hospital watcher takes senior citizen hostage in Pagadian

A man took a senior citizen hostage for over three hours at a hospital in Pagadian City. According to the report on Saksi of GMA Regional TV One Mindanao's Cyril Chavez, a video showed the man holding at knife-point the senior citizen at the Zamboanga Del Sur Medical Center. Both the suspect and the victim were watchers at the hospital. See more...

COMELEC, NAMFREL: Marawi plebiscite went smoothly, peacefully

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) on Saturday said that the Marawi plebiscite was generally smooth and peaceful. COMELEC Chairman George Erwin M. Garcia said he visited the voting centers to check the situation and said voter turnout would reach over 90%. "Maayos po ang sitwasyon at sa ating pagtaya ay aabot ng See more...

Milyun-milyong halaga ng ari-arian naabo sa 2 sunog sa Iloilo City

Tinupok ng apoy ang 31 bahay sa magkasunod na araw na sunog sa Brgy. Jalandoni Estate, Lapuz, Iloilo City nitong Biyernes at Brgy. Rizal, Lapuz, Iloilo City, nitong Sabado. Sa drone video na kuha ni AL Murillo makikita ang makapal na usok na nagmula sa mga nasusunog bahay sa Brgy. Jalandoni, at Brgy. Rizal. Sa imbestigasyon ng Iloilo City BFP, See more...

Comelec sees high voter turnout in Marawi plebiscite

MANILA — The Commission on Elections forecast a high voter turnout in the ongoing plebiscite Saturday to ratify the creation of two barangays in Marawi City. "Mataas po ang nakikita naming voter turnout," Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco told ABS-CBN's TeleRadyo, adding that the voting situation in the city was orderly. Marawi residents will decide whether or not they are See more...

Oriental Mindoro oil spill cleanup progressing —sunken ship owner

The owner of motor tanker Princess Empress on Saturday said that the oil spill response effort continues to progress in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro, weeks after the vessel sank. In a statement, the RDC Reield Marine Services said the effort continues “to grow and evolve” after it received advice from independent international oil spill expert International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited See more...

Trough of LPA to bring rains over parts of Visayas, Mindanao

The trough of a low pressure area will prevail over Visayas and Mindanao, PAGASA said Saturday. Eastern Visayas, the Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the trough of the LPA, with possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains, according See more...

OECD raises global growth forecast but recovery 'fragile'

PARIS, France - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) raised its global economic growth forecast on Friday as inflation eases and China emerges from COVID restrictions, but warned of vulnerabilities as seen in the US bank sector turmoil. The OECD said it now expects the global economy to grow by 2.6 percent this year compared to 2.2 percent See more...

BTS' Jimin to perform in 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Park Jimin of K-pop boy group BTS will be performing at "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" next week. He will performing on the talk show on March 23 and 24, in time for the release of his debut solo album "FACE" on the latter day. "@BTS_twt's #Jimin makes his late night debut solo appearance next week 323 and 324! See more...

Anunsiyong bawas-pasahe ng gobyerno nagdulot ng kalituhan: grupo

MAYNILA — Nagkakaroon ngayon ng kalituhan sa mga drayber at biyahero ang anunsiyong bawas-pasahe ng gobyerno sa iba-ibang pampublikong sasakyan, sabi ni Manibela national president Mar Valbuena ngayong Sabado. Apela niya sa Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board o LTFRB, sana pinag-aralan ang bagong panuntunan at hindi muna ito inilabas hangga't naging malinaw na ang mechanics. Sabi ni Valbuena, ang See more...

Filipino community in Daly City demands justice for Fil-Am allegedly killed by partner

DALY CITY — Various Filipino community organizations on Friday evening gathered in the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center in Daly City near the home of Frances Lucero, a 27-year-old Filipino-American allegedly shot and killed by her partner. Lucero's family shared photos and videos of Frances to honor her and share how she was a beloved daughter, a sister, a friend, and See more...

Ashley Ortega sa mga nagsasabing flat-chested siya: ‘I feel confident in my body’

May buwelta si Ashley Ortega tungkol sa mga pumupuna sa kaniyang katawan, lalo ang ilang nagsasabing hindi umano siya sexy dahil sa kaniyang pagiging “flat-chested.” “Actually Tito Boy, I actually feel confident in my body pero lagi nilang sinasabi na flat-chested daw ako. I know binabase usually sa [physical] ‘yung word na ‘sexy,’” sabi ni Ashley sa “Fast Talk with See more...

Friends & Family now offers pastries with a Filipino twist

MANILA -- Raintree Restaurant's Friends & Family now offers pastries with a Filipino twist with its new pastelleria. Friends & Family had parallels to sister restaurant Jones All Day in surviving and even prospering during the pandemic. Both stayed open to deliver food to those living in the condos in the Bonifacio Global City area. They both have a retail See more...

Maynilad customers in parts of NCR, Cavite to be waterless until March 21

Some customers of Maynilad Water Services in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Cavite will have daily water service interruption until March 21. This is "due to prolonged high raw water turbidity brought on by Amihan winds," the company said in its advisory posted on social media. Affected are customers in some barangays in Las Piñas City, Muntinlupa City See more...

Red tide toxin detected in parts of Bohol, Zamboanga del Sur, Surigao del Sur

Some parts of the waters of Bohol, Zamboanga del Sur, and Surigao del Sur tested positive for toxic red tide beyond the regulatory limit, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said on Friday. The affected areas are: The BFAR said shellfish collected from these waters were tested and showed they were "still positive for Paralytic Shellfish See more...

DOE, Meralco naglabas ng tipid tips sa kuryente

MAYNILA - Hindi lang temperatura ang tumataas sa panahon ng tag-init, kundi maging ang electric bill. Kaya upang maging energy efficient ngayong papalapit na summer, naglabas ang Department of Energy at Meralco ng tips kung paano makakatipid sa pagkonsumo ng kuryente. Isa na rito ang pagbubukas ng refrigerator tuwing meron łamang importanteng kukunin. Ugaliin ring patayin ang mga ilaw kung See more...

Online presidential library memorializes late Fidel V. Ramos

The legacy of the late President Fidel V. Ramos was memorialized in the Philippines’ first Online Presidential Library. The “living document” was inaugurated at the National Museum on Saturday to mark the 95th birthday of Ramos. “The National Museum is a most fitting venue for this momentous event and commemoration as it is among the tangible and key legacies of See more...

DILG umapela ng tulong sa mga barangay para sa laban kontra ilegal na droga

MAYNILA — Umapela ang Department of the Interior and Local Government o DILG sa mga barangay na tulungan ang ahensiya na paigtingin ang programa nito kontra drogra. Sa isang pahayag ngayong Sabado, sinabi ni Interior Secretary Benjamin "Benhur" Abalos Jr. na dapat gamitin ng mga barangay ang Barangay Assembly Days ngayong Marso para talakayin ang Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan (BIDA) See more...

Paolo Contis at Kiray Celis, nadiskubre na may pagkakatulad sila

Nagpasalamat si Paolo Contis nang malaman niya na hindi pala siya nag-iisa dahil magkatulad pala sila ni Kiray Celis ng "kakaibang" gawi pagdating sa kanilang trabaho bilang artista. Sa online show ni Paolo na "Just In," na guest niya si Kiray, kabilang sa napag-usapan nila ang kanilang trabaho bilang artista, partikular sa pagbabasa at pagkamisa ng script, o linya na See more...

Aabot sa P120 milyong 'smuggled' poultry, seafood nasamsam sa Navotas

MAYNILA - Aabot sa P120 milyong halaga ng umano'y smuggled na poultry at seafood products ang nasabat ng Bureau of Customs sa Navotas nitong Biyernes. Sa isang pahayag, sinabi ng BOC na nakuha ang umano'y smuggled products matapos ang raid sa 7 cold storage facilities. Galing umano sa China ang karamihan sa mga frozen seafood. Galing naman See more...

Man dies after suffocating in Cebu City fire

A man died after suffering from suffocation following a fire incident in Cebu City. The alarm was raised yesterday at Sitio Little Plaza, Barangay Inayawan. According to fire investigator FO3 Fulbert Navarro, the victim inhaled smoke from the fire. He was rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest pain while the firefighting was on going but was declared dead See more...

Fil-Am, hubby say they found dead rat in soup from New York City resto

A Filipino-American said she and her husband sued a restaurant in New York City after they found a rat in their takeout order recently. Eunice Lucero-Lee earlier this week posted on her Instagram photos and a video showing what she says is a dead rat in a soup the couple ordered from Gammeeok, a Korean restaurant in NYC’s K-town or See more...

Klea Pineda says that privacy is important even for public figures

For Klea Pineda, one of the things that gave her culture shock when she entered showbiz was the loss of privacy. The “Starstruck” Ultimate Female Survivor just thought that she will act and maybe appear on billboards. But then she realized, “Hala pagka artista pala, mawawalan ka talaga ng privacy.” “Halos lahat ng bagay sa lahat ng aspeto at angles See more...

Yeng Constantino wants to mentor Janella Salvador, Janine Berdin

MANILA -- Seventeen years in the music industry has not slowed down “Pinoy Dream Academy” grand star dreamer Yeng Constantino. In fact, Constantino wants to give back to budding young artists now that she renewed her commitment as global ambassadress of Academy of Rock (AOR), Singapore’s popular music school that started in 2007. A pop-rock royalty, Constantino wants to mentor See more...

DOJ mulls placing suspects in Degamo slay under international lookout

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is eyeing to place the suspects in the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo under international lookout bulletin to have “further precautions” in his case, its spokesperson said Saturday. DOJ Spokesperson Mico Clavano said Negros Oriental Rep. Arnie Teves, Jr. is still considered one of those behind the slay of the See more...

Mga Pinoy sa UAE excited na sa G! Kapamilya

DUBAI - Game na game na humarap noong March 17 ang mga Kamilya artists na sina Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Joshua Garcia, Zanjoe Marudo at host Eric Nicolas sa media, vloggers at social media influencers para sa media conference ng kanilang G! Kapamilya concert sa Movenpick Hotel sa Dubai. Ang concert nila sa Abu Dhabi ang pinakahuling yugto ng kanilang See more...

Company behind massive Mindoro oil spill should pay for 'ecological damage,' says fishers' group

MANILA — Fishers' group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) is seeking accountability from the owner of the vessel tagged in the massive oil spill in Oriental Mindoro. RDC Reield Marine Services, the company that owns the sunken vessel MT Princess Empress carrying 800,000 liters of industrial fuel oil, should pay for the ecological damage caused by the See more...

Bantay ng pasyente, nang-hostage sa ospital

Tatlong oras na binihag ng isang lalaki habang may nakatutok na patalim ang isang senior citizen na babae sa isang ospital sa Pagadian City. Sa ulat ni Cyril Chavez ng Regional TV One Mindanao sa GMA News Saksi nitong Biyernes, makikita sa video ang suspek na armado ng patalim habang hawak ang biktima sa Zamboanga Del Sur Medical Center. Pareho See more...

‘Minor setback’: PNP studying to appeal dismissal of illegal possession of firearms rap vs Teves

MANILA —The national police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) will study the possibility of appealing the decision of the justice department that dismissed a complaint of illegal possession of ammunition, firearms, and explosives filed against Rep. Arnolfo Teves, Jr. PNP Spokesperson PCol. Jean Fajardo said the CIDG has yet to receive an official copy of the Department of See more...

James Reid breaks silence on photo with Issa Pressman

MANILA — Actor James Reid on Friday night broke his silence about his photo with Issa Pressman that has been making the rounds online. In a tweet, Reid said that the "past rumors" about him and the sister of Yassi Pressman are not true. In 2020, Issa was alleged of being the third party in the relationship of Reid See more...

GMA Network launches 12th regional station, GMA Ilocos Norte

Media giant GMA Network, thru GMA Regional TV (RTV), continues to bring local news that matters to every Filipino as it launches its 12th regional station in the Philippines with GMA Ilocos Norte this March 17. Set to further strengthen the Network’s presence in Northern Luzon, GMA Ilocos Norte can be accessed by viewers via GMA TV 5 on free See more...

PH needs more accountants, says Board of Accountancy

MANILA — The Philippines needs more accountants. This was revealed at the Centenary Celebration of the Accountancy Profession in the Philippines gala in Manila Friday. Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy Chairman Noe Quiñanola said there are nearly 200,000 registered Certified Public Accountants, but there is still a big demand for more CPAs in the country. He said accountants are among See more...

Yassi Pressman has some thoughts on 'fake conspiracies'

MANILA — Actress Yassi Pressman shared Saturday her thoughts about "fake conspiracies." In a tweet, Pressman said that people should not agree with such thing that will only hurt people noting that people should get educated with facts. "Just don’t agree with people making fake conspiracies only to hurt other people," Pressman said. "Let's stop being only opinionated, but See more...

One illegal possession of firearms complaint vs Teves dropped: DOJ

MANILA — A complaint of illegal possession of firearms, ammunition, and explosives has been dismissed against Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves, Jr., the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Saturday. DOJ Spokesperson Mico Clavano said these firearms – seized during one of the raids in his properties in Negros Oriental – were previously licensed to a certain Roland Pablio, See more...

DOJ junks 1 illegal possession of firearms complaint vs. Arnie Teves

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed one complaint for illegal possession of firearms and unlawful possession of explosives filed against Negros Oriental Representative Arnolfo "Arnie" Teves Jr., its spokesperson said Saturday. According to a report by Luisito Santos on Super Radyo dzBB, DOJ spokesperson Mico Clavano said the complaint was dismissed due to a lack of evidence against Teves, See more...

Interest rate risk: Silicon Valley Bank's nemesis a well-known foe in banking

NEW YORK - Among the mysteries surrounding the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), finance experts have fixated on the California lender's failure to practice basic risk management. A catalyst for SVB's demise was the Federal Reserve's shift from near-zero interest rates to large interest rate increases to counter inflation, a reversal that immediately lowered the value of SVB's holdings See more...

Anetra wins 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 15 'Rusical' challenge

Pinoy drag queen Anetra has won the 'Rusical' challenge in the latest episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 15 that aired Saturday (Manila time). In the 12th episode, the 6 remaining queens were tasked to perform in the said challenge about the ban of drag performances in some areas in the United States. Anetra expressed his gratitude for his role See more...

Fire Olympics nilahukan ng mga kababaihan sa Quirino Grandstand

MAYNILA - Isinagawa ngayong Sabado ang kauna-unahang Female Fire Olympics ng Bureau of Fire Protection-Manila sa Quirino Grandstand bilang pagdiriwang ng Women’s Month at Fire Prevention Month. Magtutunggali ang mga kababaihan mula sa iba-ibang sektor at mga ahensya tulad ng BFP, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Coast Guard at Volunteer Fire Brigades Manila. Kabilang sa See more...

Mountain forests disappearing at alarming rate — study

WASHINGTON - Logging, wildfires and farming are causing mountain forests, habitat to 85 percent of the world's birds, mammals and amphibians, to vanish at an alarming rate, according to a study published on Friday. Mountain forests covered 1.1 billion hectares (2.71 billion acres) of the planet in 2000, the authors of the study published in the Cell Press journal One See more...

Manager ng banana plantation sa Malaybalay, natagpuang patay

Natagpuang patay at may tama ng bala ang isang lalaki sa diversion road ng Barangay Casisang, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon pasado alas-5 ng madaling-araw ng Sabado. Isang concerned citizen na dumaan sa lugar ang nakakita sa katawan na nakahandusay sa gilid ng daan sa labas ng kanyang minamanehong pick-up. Ayon sa Malaybalay City Police Station, ang biktima ay manager ng See more...