Mark Ruffalo shows off Pinoy artist’s Hulk action figure made from recycled slippers

Have you ever seen the Hulk posing with a miniature version of himself? On Saturday (Manila time), Hollywood star and environmental advocate Mark Ruffalo posted photos of a Hulk action figure made from recycled slippers. It was created by Filipino toy artist and self-proclaimed “tsinelas man” Elmer Padilla. Ruffalo wrote, “Believe it or not, this ...

Best barbershops in Metro Manila: Where the men can go for a fly haircut, close shave, and even a cocktail

Best barbershops in Metro Manila: Where the men can go for a fly haircut, close shave, and even a cocktail

From the perfect haircut, to a nice close shave, to a comfortable environment to chat about last night’s game, finding a barbershop that suits your style — and budget...

Filipino-American and ‘Idol’ runner-up Jessica Sanchez takes knee after singing national anthem

Filipino-American and ‘Idol’ runner-up Jessica Sanchez takes knee after singing national anthem

Filipino-American and American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez, 22, is the latest performer to take a knee during or after a performance of the American national anthem...

Miss Earth pageant covers contestants’ faces as they walk down in swimsuits

Miss Earth pageant covers contestants’ faces as they walk down in swimsuits

Swimsuit rounds in beauty pageants have long been criticized for focusing too much on women’s bodies, but this year’s Miss Earth has put an exclamation point on...

‘Eat Bulaga’ to air special mental health TV movie after De Leon’s apology over depression comments

‘Eat Bulaga’ to air special mental health TV movie after De Leon’s apology over depression comments

Tomorrow, two weeks after TV host Joey De Leon apologized for his remarks that downplayed depression on live television, his noon-time show Eat Bulaga will air a special...

Sun, sand, surf: First teaser trailer to ‘Siargao’ movie released

Sun, sand, surf: First teaser trailer to ‘Siargao’ movie released

For those stuck at work and already counting down to the upcoming weekend, here’s a new film trailer that will transport you to one of the Philippines’ best surfing...

The Quezon City International Film Festival starts today; here are all the trailers of films showing

The Quezon City International Film Festival starts today; here are all the trailers of films showing

After the Cinemalaya Film Festival and the Pistang Pelikulang Pilipino last August, yet another local film festival is here. The Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema),...

Despite overdevelopment issues, Boracay still voted ‘Best Island in the World’

Despite overdevelopment issues, Boracay still voted ‘Best Island in the World’

While having a Starbucks and McDonald’s outlet is a telling sign that one of Asia’s top beach destinations is no longer the idyllic island it was many years ago, it...

David Archuleta is back in Manila

David Archuleta is back in Manila

David Archuleta may have been a runner-up during American Idol‘s season 7 back in 2008, but his star power — at least in the Philippines — is far still very...

Traditional Filipino tattoo artist Apo Whang Od is in Manila

Traditional Filipino tattoo artist Apo Whang Od is in Manila

It would normally take half a day to visit legendary hand-tap tattoo artist Apo Whang Od at the Philippine highland village of Buscalan in Tinglayan, Kalinga but this week, Whang...


 

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