Filipinos can push to deport foreign exes based on immigration violations
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by Jairo Bolledo
6h ago
Actress-comedienne Pokwang, real name Marietta Subong, projected on social media a happy family life until the relationship with her ex-partner, American Lee O’Brian, with whom she also shares a daughter, turned sour. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration said on Thursday, April 11, that O’Brian had been deported to the United States, ending the feud between the former lovers. Can Filipinos initiate the deportation of their estranged foreigner partners or spouses? They can be a private complainant, but the grounds must be based on immigration rules and not on any other reasons that arose from a ..read more
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Rappler Talk Entertainment: SB19’s Justin on his solo debut
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by Rappler.com
6h ago
MANILA, Philippines – After launching his solo single “surreal” in February, SB19’s justin soon released a cover of the Maroon 5 hit “sunday morning,” further proving he could stand on his own as a pop artist. Two months since his debut, what has he learned about himself as a musician? In this latest episode of Rappler Talk Entertainment, we speak with justin at the Rappler HQ about his music, his fans, Visar Society, and what he’s looking forward to for the rest of the year. Watch the episode live on Tuesday, April 16, at 3 pm or catch it on Rappler’s socials. – Rappler.com ..read more
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Ticket prices, seat plan: IU’s ‘H.E.R’ in Philippine Arena
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by Rappler.com
6h ago
MANILA, Philippines – This is it, Filipino Uaenas! The ticket prices and seat plan for South Korean soloist IU’s upcoming H.E.R concert in Bulacan have been released.  According to local organizer PULP Live World, ticket prices for the all-seated show are as follow:  VIP – P12,000 Lower A – P10,500 Lower B – P9,000 Lower C – P8,500 Lower D – P8,000 Lower E – P7,500 Upper A – P6,500 Upper B – P5,500 Upper C – P4,500 Upper D – P3,500 Upper E – P2,500 UAENAs! ? The moment we’ve eagerly awaited has finally arrived! You can now check out the seat plan for IU's 2024 H.E.R. WORLD TOUR C ..read more
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‘Rust’ armorer sentenced to 18 months in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin
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by Reuters
6h ago
SANTA FE, New Mexico –  Hannah Gutierrez, the chief weapons handler for the Western movie Rust, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Monday, April 15, in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot when actor Alec Baldwin was handling a gun during the film’s production in 2021. In March, Gutierrez, 27, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for mistakenly loading a live round into a revolver Baldwin was using on a Santa Fe, New Mexico, movie set. “You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon,” Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer told Gutierrez as she ha ..read more
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Filipino drama ‘The Gospel of the Beast’ wins Best Feature Film in Vietnam int’l film fest
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by Frencie Carreon
15h ago
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – According to Zamboangueño filmmaker Sheron Dayoc, seeing his work The Gospel of The Beast win the Golden Star for Best Feature Film at the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF) in Vietnam was “unexpected.” Having been on a seven-year hiatus from filmmaking prior to this victory, Dayoc did not expect to win the highest honor during awards night on Saturday, April 13, he told Rappler in an online interview. “Madami rin kasing magaganda na galing sa mamamalaking film festivals (There were many other great films from big festivals),” he said, citing the ..read more
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LOOK: Filipino stars spotted at Coachella 2024
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by Rappler.com
1d ago
MANILA, Philippines – It’s that time of the year again! Coachella weekends are here and of course, Filipino celebrities are not missing out on all the fun.  To note, this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is happening for two consecutive weekends – April 12 to 14 and 19 to 21 – in Indio, California. For its 2024 edition, Lana Del Rey, Tyler, The Creator, and Doja Cat are headlining the iconic festival.  Other notable acts included in the lineup are Sabrina Carpenter, Suki Waterhouse, Chappell Roan, Jon Batiste, Ice Spice, Bebe Rexha, Jhené Aiko, and K-pop groups LE SSER ..read more
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LOOK: Liza Soberano attends Ho Chi Minh film festival as jury member, presenter
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by Rappler.com
1d ago
MANILA, Philippines – Liza Soberano continues to make waves in the international scene as she recently attended the first Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival in Vietnam on Saturday, April 13.  The Filipina actress took to social media to share photos from the event, sharing that she’s “so thrilled and honored to have served as a jury member” in the festival.  “Was such an amazing showcase of talented filmmakers from all over the world,” she wrote. Soberano added that through these events, she became more “inspired to continue working in an industry that encourages freed ..read more
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Marina Summers has no regrets over ‘Drag Race: UK vs. the World’ run
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by Russell Ku
1d ago
MANILA, Philippines – When Filipino drag queen Marina Summers returned home to the Philippines after the American leg of her world tour, she said she would not change anything about her run in RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2.  “‘Yung mga low moments [at] high moments, it served a purpose for my story this season. Kahit ‘yung mga episodes na safe ng performance, okay lang sa akin. Hindi naman kailangan every episode na ako ‘yung bida,” she shared during a homecoming party in Makati on Sunday, April 14.   (The low moments and high moments, they served a purpose for my ..read more
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Baguio bids goodbye to its favorite Tito
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by Frank Cimatu
1d ago
BAGUIO, Philippines – Baguio people don’t call their uncles “titos,” at least not in our generation and in the generations before us. For us, it is “Tiong” for the Ilocanos and “uncle” for the Cordillerans.  That’s why I don’t consider Tito Mina an uncle, even if he was a good friend of my brother.  I knew him as the tall, long-haired, lanky guwapo manong always holding a guitar.  He was among the Baguio folksingers singing in “Gingerbread Folk House” in my neighborhood, “Fireplace” along Assumption Road and other folkhouses in the city, making Baguio the fol ..read more
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ABS-CBN’s Star Hunt to hold auditions for next P-pop idol trainees, new season of ‘PBB’ 
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by Rappler.com
2d ago
MANILA, Philippines – Do you have what it takes to be the country’s next big star? ABS-CBN’s Star Magic head Laurenti Dyogi announced that they’ll be holding auditions for aspiring Filipino celebrities as they are looking for a “new breed of artists.”  “If you feel you have the potential to be a star and to be in the industry, join us in the auditions,” Dyogi said in an Instagram Live.  According to the director, they’re reviving their artista/idol search Star Hunt Academy for those interested to join their talent management arm Star Magic, for aspiring P-pop idols, and for aspiring ..read more
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