The unabashedly outspoken President Duterte and the quietly intelligent Vice President Leni Robredo may both have fire signs on their birth dates, but instead of an incendiary relationship, their signs would make them work “on a friendly level.”
National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario has been elected the new chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). His election will go to Malacañang for confirmation and formal appointment by President Duterte.
Food is a major part of Singapore’s culture. Apart from the naming of unique orchid hybrids after VIPs, which has become standard practice, foreign dignitaries and VIPs are treated to delicious meals on their visits.
Miss Universe Organization (MUO) president Paula Shugart on Monday quashed possibilities that President Rodrigo Duterte would sit as a judge in the international beauty tilt in Manila next month.
The warm Filipino hospitality is the centerpiece of the 65th Miss Universe pageant’s weeklong kickoff, aimed at, among other things, showing the world that it is safe to go to the Philippines amid the killings in the Duterte administration’s brutal war on drugs.
More than stunned, I felt betrayed—not unlike a wife whose husband had just confessed to another love—when, at our first lunch after a long time, two old and dearest friends revealed they had voted for Duterte. I had hoped they were joking; they were dead serious.