Latest Stories


What’s hot, what’s not

Charity queens

CALL them beckies with hearts of gold. Last Monday, they went to Prive decked out in gorgeous gowns for Shahani Gania’s The Evening Gown Competition 2012: The Drag Queen Charity Ball. Martin Bautista and Redd Paule won Miss Best In Evening Gown while Jigs Mayuga was crowned Frist Princess. The event was able to raise P50,000 for calamity victims. No doubt about it—these queens are beautiful inside and out.


Sweet relief

RELIEF efforts for flood victims continue and there are many ways to help. If you want to know how you can contribute, visit ReliefPH.com, which is run by siblings Joel Santiago (@joelsantiago) and Katrina Stuart Santiago (@radikalchick). Joel, who was on vacation from the Hague when the monsoon hit, built the site. His sister Katrina provided the content. They said, “Our goal was to come up with something that would be updated as information for needs came in via social media. The task was to make sure that all info could be verified by pointing to a Twitter handle, website or Facebook page, and later on to the spreadsheet of DSWD.”


Mall diva

YOU DON’T have to be in Mall of Asia Arena to hold a concert. One girl proved that all you need for a good show is a Magic Sing mic and crazy vocal chops. Someone filmed Zendee Rose Tenerefe’s rendition of “And I Am Telling You” at SM Megamall and posted it on YouTube. Soon, the video had amassed over a million views. Now, the aspiring singer has her own Facebook fan page and has appeared on TV (watch out for her on Party Pilipinas on Sunday).

Pupung goes Solo

SOLO launched its newest Cartoonist Memorabilia Collection yesterday and we were happy to know that it was inspired by Pupung, one of our favorite Pinoy comic strips. The collection, which includes shirts, jackets, pouches, coffee cups and watches, are now available in Solo stores nationwide.

Hot rockets

We have our eyes on two National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists—Filipino-American Gregory Galgana Villar III, who is one of NASA’s youngest engineers on the Mars Curiosity mission, and Bobak Ferdowsi (also known as Mohawk Guy), a Mars rover flight director who has received numerous marriage proposals from infatuated fans. Okay okay, our teachers were right: science can be sexy.


Losing vision

WE WERE shocked to hear the story of Jason Infante, the 18-year-old Sangguniang Kabataan chairman who was killed last Sunday. As if his untimely death wasn’t painful enough, his family discovered that his eyes had been taken for donation without their consent. They intend to press charges against the Eye Bank of the Philippines.

The Blair witch hunt

UNLESS you were hiding under a rock this past week, we’re sure you know who Robert Blair Carabuena is. The HR executive shot to notoriety after a video of him mauling Metropolitan Manila Development Authority enforcer Saturnino Fabros went viral. An online witch hunt ensued, with netizens putting up hate pages on Facebook, digging up his photos and plastering his personal information (including his address and phone number) all over social networking sites. Clearly, no good comes out of violence.

Tito Sotto vs. Sarah Pope

TITO Sotto and his staff earned the ire of the online community when people realized that parts of his anti-RH bill speech had been lifted from the blog TheHealthy HomeEconomist.com. In a pathetic attempt at an apology, Sotto’s chief of staff Hector Villacorta posted a comment on blogger Sarah Pope’s page, bringing up Jose Rizal and saying, “Who would you like to crucify for this oversight?” and “Be on our side.” Pope replied, “I don’t like that my blog was used without my permission against the education of the women of the Philippines and their reproductive rights. That is the issue and it was indeed plagiarism.” And to Filipino women, she had this message: “I am terribly sorry my blog was used and twisted against you.”

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Jigs Mayuga , Mall of Asia , Martin Bautista , Miss Best In Evening Gown , Prive , Redd Paule , Shahani Gania , The Evening Gown Competition 2012: The Drag Queen Charity Ball

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. How to enjoy Buntod
  2. World bids Gabriel Garcia Marquez ‘Adios’
  3. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  4. ‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems
  5. Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. Life lessons I want to teach my son
  8. Garcia Marquez left unpublished manuscript
  9. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  10. Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  5. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. This is not just a farm
  8. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  9. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  10. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  3. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  4. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  10. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer


  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks