Senators re-enact FVR jump, pay respects to late President Ramos – Manila Bulletin

Senators of the 19th Congress and former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada paid their respects to the late former President Fidel V. Ramos who passed away last Sunday, July 31. READ: https://mb.com.ph/2022/07/31/fvr-dies-at-94/ Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, Sen. Win Gatchalian, Sen. Robin Padilla, Sen. Bato Dela Rosa, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Pia Cayetano, Sen. Raffy Tulfo, and ex-President Estrada attended the wake of the late Ramos on Saturday, Aug. 6. It was during the wake that the Senators re-enacted Ramos’ iconic “FVR Jump.” Senators mimic…

Marcos seeks US help in PH’s agri research, innovation – Manila Bulletin

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has sought the United States’ help in improving the country’s research and innovation in agriculture. President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and US State Secretary Antony Blinken talk about a wide range of issues during the latter’s courtesy call on Marcos in Malacañang on Aug. 6, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the US Embassy in the Philippines) During his meeting with US State Secretary Antony Blinken in Malacañang on Saturday, Aug. 6, the President expressed his intention to cooperate with American scientists and institutions to further the…

Puregold strengthens sustainability strategy, moves to further reduce plastic use – Manila Bulletin

Puregold continues to strengthen its sustainability strategy by incorporating eco-friendly practices in key aspects of its business. Two of the foremost goals of this strategy are minimizing pollution and protecting water resources. “Puregold’s intent is to be a mindful company that reuses, recycles, and reduces whatever resources are available and as a retailer, encourages its customers to do the same,” said Puregold President Vincent Co. “We are very much invested in doing business sustainably and help the younger generations look forward to their future.” As one of the Philippines’ key…

US will defend Philippines if attacked in South China Sea: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured the Philippines on Saturday that the United States would come to its defense if attacked in the South China Sea, seeking to allay concerns about the extent of the US commitment to a mutual defense treaty. In meetings in Manila dominated by discussion on simmering US-China tensions over the Taiwan visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Blinken said a 70-year-old defense pact with the Philippines was “ironclad.” “An armed attack on Philippine armed forces, public vessels and aircraft will invoke…

Mondelēz International names Aleli Arcilla VP and managing director

Taking the reins to lead the future of snacking in the Philippines  Mondelēz International, one of the fastest growing snack companies in the country announced that Aleli Arcilla is taking over leadership as vice president and managing director in the Philippines. Aleli is the first woman and Filipino company lead in almost 15 years, strengthening the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda of supporting and developing local talent and women leaders.   Aleli Arcilla “Mondelēz International brands are those that I personally love and because of that, I have always admired…

Darryl Yap hints at second installment of ‘Maid In Malacanang,’ may soon reveal actor who will play Ninoy Aquino  – Manila Bulletin

Darryl Yap Following the success of the movie “Maid In Malacanang,” controversial director Darryl Yap announced the possibility of making the second installment of the film. This time, the movie will revolve around the greatest accusation received by the Marcoses: that they were allegedly involved in the assassination of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on Aug. 21, 1983. Darryl made the revelation about the upcoming project during an online interview with Coach Jarret on Aug. 5. The portion of the interview: “It’s the greatest bintang to the Marcoses that they had then Senator Ninoy (Aquino)…

Avoid cramming

WORD ALIVE FR. BEL SAN LUIS, SVD There’s a story about a happy and close-knit family. One of their recreations is trying their luck in the lotto. The father would buy some tickets and give them to his children as well as their 85 years-old lolo (grandfather). One day the father bought some again. When the winning numbers were published, lo and behold, one of their tickets won the jackpot of ₱20 million! And the ticket was in the hand of their grandpa. * * * They were afraid to…

Carmel nuns speak out against lies in film – Manila Bulletin

ANGEL THOUGHTS Sister Mary Melanie Costillas, OCD, and her congregation of Carmel nuns in Cebu have spoken out about what they feel is a malicious lie in the movie Maid in Malacañang, involving them and the late President Cory C. Aquino. The scene in the said film shows the Carmel sisters playing mah-jongg with Cory at the height of the breakaway coup of Juan Ponce Enrile and Gen. Fidel Ramos happening in Manila. The truth is, Cory with youngest daughter Kris,  Ramon Mitra (later to become speaker of the House),…