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Safety official kills self after K-pop concert tragedy kills 16

Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)

An official dealing with safety measures at a concert in South Korea where 16 people died when the grate they were standing collapsed apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy, authorities said Saturday.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pangasinan composers bewail lack of support

CESAR “Bong” Tongson composes and plays Pangasinan songs at his work station in his house in San Carlos City. GABRIEL CARDINOZA

Musician Cesar “Bong” Tongson used to sell his compositions when he worked abroad, and had almost forgotten some of them until one time when he was shopping at a department store in Taiwan, he heard a Chinese song with a familiar tune playing in piped-in music.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

MBC sets nationwide search for best choirs

Manila Broadcasting Co. (MBC) has launched the 2014 MBC National Choral Competition, which is open to academic institutions, churches, special interest groups, as well as companies or agencies in the public and private sectors.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Filipinos’ penchant for arts wows foreign artist group

DANCE students of the Philippine High School for the Arts in Los Baños, Laguna, perform a “stop motion animation,” an exercise for both dance and visual arts workshops, to express “an act of love” through body shapes. PHOTOS BY KYLE NETZEBAND/CONTRIBUTOR

A group of young professional artists from New York City is out exploring the world and among the places they’ve been to are far-flung areas in the Philippines.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Former Playboy model jailed over Australia cocaine ring


Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was Friday jailed for at least three and a half years over her involvement with a syndicate which hid cocaine on flights between Sydney and Los Angeles.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »