MANILA – Local boob tube habitués of the ‘80s surely knew Ian Veneracion, now 38, as Jeffrey, the son of veteran comedian and actor Joey De Leon in the then RPN-9’s top-rating weekly sitcom “Joey and Son.”
When Ian was growing up as a teenager, he became part of the ‘80s’ most popular variety afternoon show, That’s Entertainment, where he teamed up for 10 years with iconic young stars then, like Lea Salonga, Manilyn Reynes, Sheryl Cruz, Billie Crawford, Lotlot de Leon, Ramon Christopher, to mention a few. They sang, danced, acted, and simply had fun. But what probably sets him apart from many showbiz celebs of his time is that from his first day in the biz and up to this writing, he has remained on top of his game with an endless stream of projects big and small.More >
WASHINGTON -- The United States is planning to send U.S. military aircraft and ships to assert freedom of navigation around growing Chinese-made artificial islands in the disputed waters off the Philippines.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter requested options that include sending U.S. Navy vessels and aircraft within 12 nautical miles of reefs that China has been building up in the disputed Spratly Islands located between Vietnam and the Philippines.
Such a move would directly challenge Beijing's increasingly assertive action to expand its influence in the disputed region by literally adding territory through a massive island-building exercise.
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ALAMEDA (Calif.) -- Jude Cobler, a 10-year-old boy who lives in Dallas,Texas, is going through what few of us can even imagine. In early April, Jude and his family learned that he had relapsed after five years in remission from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
The country’s most preserved city during the colonial era, Vigan City in Ilocos Sur, was officially proclaimed one of New 7 Wonder Cities of the World during a grand inauguration recently. This makes the Philippines one of three countries in the world with more than one wonder, 15 years after Vigan’s inscription in the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites and