Russian oligarch Abramovich has received Portuguese citizenship

Portugal has granted citizenship to Russian oligarch and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, Portugal’s government said Thursday. “The Institute of Registers and Notaries confirms the existence of a procedure for naturalisation in the name of Roman Abramovich,” a justice ministry spokesman said. “He proved he was a descendant of Portuguese Sephardi Jews through a […]

Make ‘bobotantes’ better: Peter Perfecto urges bizmen to raise involvement beyond hedging presidential bets

Phinma Corporation vice president Peter Perfecto wants businessmen to contribute to voter education instead of simply contributing to the campaign kitties of politikos running in 2022. In his Philippine Daily Inquirer column, Perfecto said businessmen should help in efforts to raise voters’ awareness on why their vote matters. “By helping multiply responsible voters, businesses can, […]

Pan de Manila disowns Leni-Kiko packaging

Pan de Manila has clarified that the viral packaging from its store bearing the Leni-Kiko logo in support of the presidential and vice presidential bid of VP Leni Robredo and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan did not officially come from the company. In reply to a question posed by a netizen, Pan de Manila said a supporter […]

Philex union members reject labor agreement offer, go on strike

The Philex Mines Independent Labor Union (PMILU) has voted to go on strike after rejecting the collective bargaining proposal of the country’s largest miner. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, Philex said the PMILU voted on December 23 to junk the mining firm’s improved offer in connection with the negotiation of the collective bargaining […]

Undoing Gina Lopez’s legacy: Cimatu lifts ban on open pit mining

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has lifted a four-year-old ban on open pit mining, paving the way for companies to blast land to source minerals. According to a report by the Manila Bulletin, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu issued Department Administrative Order 2021-040 revoking the ban instituted by the late Environment Secretary Gina […]

Maggie Wilson reunited with son after Christmas drama

It seems like Maggie Wilson did the right thing by sharing on Instagram what she had to go through last Christmas Day. While there was no new post on her feed, she shared videos of her son Connor opening his Christmas gift on her Instagram stories. It could be recalled that Maggie expressed her disappointment […]

Solar burst! Leviste’s SPNEC jumps 20% on heavy trading

Solar Philippines Nueva Ecija Corp. (SPNEC) of techpreneur Leandro Leviste was the hottest and most traded stock on December 27. SPNEC surged by 20 percent to P1.38 Monday, topping the list of the day’s biggest gainers. Leandro Leviste likely to sign new JV with Ricky Razon to further expand SPNEC’s upcoming giant solar plant – […]

PLDT expansion stays on steady course, secures over 45k permits

Telco giant PLDT is ramping up its network rollout nationwide after securing a record number of permits this year. More than 45,000 fixed and wireless permits were issued to PLDT and Smart as of December 21. “As the economy re-opens and our countrymen continue to recover from the pandemic, the demand for reliable internet connectivity […]

JLo wakes up to holiday chaos in her home

How many cousins does it take to make a waffle? This was the question of multi millionaire singer actress Jennifer Lopez when she shared the chaos that happened in her kitchen on Christmas morning. JLo woke up to the sound of commotion as a minimum of five relatives marched around her kitchen to look for […]