Teresa Loyzaga’s biggest learning from working with younger actors: ‘Responsibility’


Working with a younger generation of actors has made veteran actress Teresa Loyzaga realize she’s got a greater responsibility as an artist., a Loyzaga was asked what she learned from working with younger actors during the online press conference for “Marry Me, Marry You” last Sept 2. She plays wife to Edu Manzano, and mother to Paulo Avelino and Kean Johnson, in the soap opera which is showing via the iWantTFC app, the Kapamilya online platforms, A2Z and TV5 channels, and The Filipino Channel for those outside the country. “Actually, you taught me a sense of responsibility because everything I do, everything I say, everything I tell you, you pick up from,” she said, addressing the…

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Dominguez: ‘Wealth tax will drive capital out of the Philippines’


MANILA, Philippines — Taxing the wealthiest more, as proposed by militant legislators, could stop the creation of wealth which the proposed measure intended to gain from, President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief economic manager said Monday. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Department of Finance (DOF) will study the Makabayan bloc’s House Bill (HB) No. 10253, which aims to collect wealth taxes of 1-3 percent from billionaires in the country who have taxable assets of over P1 billion. The progressive legislators filed the proposed measure on Monday at the House of Representatives. “But my initial comment is that a wealth tax will drive capital out of the Philippines,” D…

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Lava from volcano on Spain’s La Palma island destroys houses; thousands flee


LA PALMA, Spain — Authorities have evacuated about 5,000 people from villages in the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma as lava spews from an erupting volcano, local officials said. The 15-meter high lava flow has already swallowed 20 houses in the village of El Paso and sections of roads, Mayor Sergio Rodriguez told TVE radio station on Monday morning. It is now spreading through the neighboring village of Los Llanos de Aridane where hundreds of houses are at risk, he said. “We are monitoring the trajectory of the lava,” Rodriguez said. Since erupting on Sunday afternoon, the volcano has shot lava up hundreds of meters into the air and poured flows of molten rock toward…

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China Evergrande shares plummet to 11-year low on default risks


HONG KONG — Shares of Evergrande on Monday plunged as much as 19% to their lowest in over 11 years, extending losses as investors take a dim view of its business prospects with a fast approaching deadline for payment obligations this week. By noon, the stock had touched HK$2.06, the weakest level since May 2010. The company’s property management unit dropped over 12%, while its electrics car unit declined 8%. Movie streaming company Hengten Net, majority-owned by Evergrande, plummeted 14%. Evergrande has been scrambling to raise funds to pay its many lenders, suppliers, and investors, with regulators warning that its $305 billion of liabilities could spark broader risks to…

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Lovi teams up with Piolo in her 1st project as a Kapamilya


Now that she has officially signed up to be part of Kapamilya’s roster of talents, actress Lovi Poe said she dreams of collaborating with the network in a project where she could play the first woman Panday, a comics iconic character that her late father, Fernando Poe Jr., popularized in the ’80s. “I would love to do Panday as a woman,” she told reporters during a virtual conference on Thursday afternoon. “It would also be interesting to work with Coco Martin because he played the role recently. It would be nice to have us together in one project—Jericho Rosales, too, because he portrayed Panday on TV. There’s just a lot of people I see who could be in this kind of show.” Wha…

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Paul Lee propels Magnolia past San Miguel Beer


MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia coach Chito Victolero asked his charges to treat Sunday night’s battle with San Miguel as their first playoff game, and he got favorable results. The Hotshots used a fiery fourth quarter to roll past the Beermen, 100-90, ending their PBA Philippine Cup eliminations campaign on a good note while keeping the No. 2 seed within reach. “This is the start of our playoffs,” Victolero said during the customary post-game chat at Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. “I’m really thankful that the guys committed, that they gave everything they could and worked together,” he went on. Paul Lee took uncorked 18 of his 32 points in the…

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Contemporary art breathes new life into family home


A change of bold artworks and vibrant home furnishing creates exciting possibilities for an “old” house. Brazilian model-turned-artist Ciane Xavier-Calma infused a different character when she redecorated her in-laws’ former house—with the help of her brother-in-law, design provocateur Juan Carlo Calma. The unique structure—one of the four homes on the same street designed by the Calma family—is the result of family collaborations. At the turn of the millennium, contractor Pablo Calma acquired this corner property in a Makati village from designer Budji Layug. In 1998, Pablo tapped his nephew, architect Eduardo “Ed” Calma, to give it a face-lift. Although Ed’s designs were pr…

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Duterte to speak at the UN General Assembly on Sept. 21


  MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will join world leaders at the 76th United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) special session that will focus on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement from the Office of the President, Duterte will be speaking on the first day of the High-Level General Debate on Sept. 21 within the 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. window, New York time, or between 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Philippine Standard Time. The assembly’s theme this year is: “Building resilience through hope — to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nat…

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Ready for the next chapter at New York Fashion Week


Trust that fashion will thrive and give us inspiration as we still go through the unprecedented. New York Fashion Week (NYFW) saw new life this season for spring/summer 2022. Staud held an Italian-inspired disco for its presentation, with guests including Jared Leto, Irina Shayk, Stella Maxwell, Sasha Pivovarova, Paloma Elsesser, Precious Lee and Larry King—who birthed a new set of memes. Of the summery prints and skin-baring outfits, Staud designer Sarah Staudinger said, “We’re the type of brand that doesn’t want to tell you what the trend is down to low-waist or high-waist. What’s more important is the type of mood that we’re in. The last two years, since our last show, so muc…

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French slackliner wows crowd with Eiffel Tower performance


  PARIS — Slackliner Nathan Paulin drew applause from a watching crowd in Paris as he completed a 600-meter crossing on Saturday from the Eiffel Tower to the other side of the river Seine. Paulin, 27, moved along the slackline suspended 70 meters above the ground, at one point sitting and lying on the rope before arriving at the Chaillot Theatre at the end of the half hour performance. “It’s really beautiful starting from the Eiffel Tower,” he said. “During the performance, I really didn’t feel it, I really didn’t have a fear of heights.” Paulin said Saturday’s feat followed four years of practice, not to mention overcoming his childhood fear of heights. In 2019,…

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