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LOOK: Cosplayer Cuts Wedding Cake With Cloud Strife’s Sword from ‘Final Fantasy VII’

This cosplayer definitely made his wedding unforgettable after he and his bride used a full-scale recreation of Final Fantasy VII‘s lead character Cloud Strife’s Buster Sword to cut their wedding cake! Clow, who is based in Tokyo, shared on Twitter a video clip of the cake cutting. If the background music sounds familiar, that’s because it’s […]

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Donnalyn Bartolome Defends Self Against Accusations That She Copied a K-Pop Song

Singer Donnalyn Bartolome has responded to accusations that she plagiarized a K-Pop song by Jeon So-Mi aka SOMI. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Donnalyn Bartolome🇵🇭 (@donnalynbartolome) on Oct 11, 2019 at 6:21am PDT A netizen had criticized Donnalyn for allegedly lifting the beat of SOMI’s “Birthday” song for her song “HBD,” […]

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You Can Now Read an Excerpt from the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel

André Aciman, the author of well-loved book Call Me By Your Name, has released an excerpt of the upcoming sequel, Find Me, that’s set to drop on October 29! The excerpt gives a preview of Elio’s life 15 years after his summer romance with Oliver. Elio, who is now a music teacher in Paris, France, has […]

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Father of Gretchen, Claudine, and Marjorie Barretto Has Passed Away

Miguel Alvir Barretto, the father of Gretchen, Claudine, and Marjorie, has passed away on October 15, Tuesday afternoon. He was 82 years old. On Instagram, Claudine posted a video of family members gathered around the hospital bed as though saying their goodbyes. “We [love you], dad,” she wrote. She then posted on her Instagram stories […]

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Jennifer Aniston Joins Instagram and Her First Post is a FRIENDS Reunion Photo

Three hours ago, Jennifer Aniston aka Rachel Green joined Instagram – and the Internet went wild! In fact, after just three hours, she already has more than 250,000 followers! In her first Instagram post, the FRIENDS actress shared a selfie of her with the rest of her FRIENDS co-stars: Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, […]

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What Really Caused Sulli’s Death?

Social media was in shock when news broke that Sulli (real name: Choi Jin-ri) had died at the tender age of 25. According to a police official, “It seems that she took her own life, but we are also looking into other possibilities.” Most people believe that Sulli indeed committed suicide, seeing as she was […]

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Space Cleaners: Turning Your Choice of Space Spotless!

Keeping a household tidy, hygienic, and overall clean can be a tedious job. It’s admirable how most people can keep a space clean and spotless every single day. It can be particularly hard for some of us who just can’t find the time, nor the skill to make a space as clean as can be. […]

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Warner Bros. Found the Actress Who Will Play Catwoman in the New “Batman”

Meow! Warner Bros. and DC have found the actress who will play Catwoman in the upcoming Batman film and it will be Zoe Kravitz. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Zoë Kravitz (@zoeisabellakravitz) on Sep 9, 2019 at 7:40pm PDT According to reports, the studio was selecting between Kravitz, Zazie Beetz, Eiza […]

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Louis Vuitton Reaches Out to Regine Velasquez After Sharing Discrimination Story

Following a vlog where Regine Velasquez revealed she was discriminated against while shopping in Louis Vuitton in New York, the French luxury label sent flowers to the singer. According to a report sent to Tonight with Boy Abunda by the singer’s management, Louis Vuitton sent the flowers “in response to her revelation about the shopping incident.” […]

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Film ‘Spring by the Sea’ Tells the Story of an OFW’s Family Through Their Personal Home Videos

Written by Mia Abigan Overseas Filipino Workers (or OFWs for short) are arguably some of the most selfless people. They would often leave for extended periods and work in a foreign land just so they can provide for their family back in the Philippines. Most of them spend such a significant chunk of time away […]

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Urban planner says Filipinos lose 9 to 15 years being stuck in traffic

Filipinos sit through about 9 to 15 years of their working lives sitting in traffic, according to urban planning specialist Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. “[I]f you have 40 years of economic life with the five to six hours a day [of commuting,] you would have wasted 28,000 to 40,000 hours, that’s at least nine to […]

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Listen: Denice Lao Releases Her Debut Single “Just Got Home”

Words by Howi Bakunawa Photos by Alyssa Chen At the beginning of October, just when the weather was starting to turn cold, a very special gig was happening somewhere down in Maginhawa — a gig which felt like a family reunion of sorts. Singer-songwriter, Denice Lao, just released her debut single “Just Got Home” to […]

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It’s Official: Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson are a Couple!

Surprise, surprise! Miley Cyrus and longtime best friend Cody Simpson are officially in a relationship. The Australian singer admitted to HollywoodLife during a Tiffany & Co. Men’s Launch Event that he was no longer a bachelor. “I am not single, I am not single,” he said. “I’m very happy. Very, very happy.” When asked what […]

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Spring by the Sea is an OFW’s Personal Story Retold Through a Camera Lens

Written by Mia Abigan Overseas Filipino Workers (or OFWs for short) are arguably some of the most selfless people. They would often leave for extended periods and work in a foreign land just so they can provide for their family back in the Philippines. Most of them spend such a significant chunk of time that […]

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#PinoyPride: Filipina Composer Makes It Big With Nomination for Hollywood Music in Media Award

Words by Misha Fabian Photos courtesy of Jaimie Pangan’s Social Media Meet Jaimie Pangan, a 26-year-old composer making waves in the international music scene for her musical composition. Pangan wrote a piece entitled “Farewell” as her final project for her master’s degree for Music in Screen Scoring which she took up at the University of […]

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Robert Downey Jr. talks to animals on Doctor Dolittle trailer

From talking to JARVIS to talking to animals, Robert Downey Jr. switches gears from being Iron Man to being Doctor Dolittle. Watch the first trailer of Downey as Doctor Dolittle. After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind […]

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LOOK: Mika Dela Cruz Shares Cryptic Instagram Message About Taking Someone For Granted

Young actress Mika Dela Cruz has taken to Instagram to share a cryptic message seemingly written about someone who has been taken for granted. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mika Dela Cruz (@mikadlacruz) on Oct 3, 2019 at 5:37am PDT The Kara Mia star aired out her thoughts on Instagram stories about […]

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Regine Velasquez Apologizes For ‘Insensitive’ Comment About Payatas

Regine Velasquez has apologized to her fans and followers for some comments she made about Payatas. View this post on Instagram A post shared by reginevalcasid (@reginevalcasid) on Aug 25, 2019 at 1:15am PDT In a recent vlog post where she showcased her bag collection, Regine had compared the smell of a brown bag she […]

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Complete Your Next Get-Together With These Mouthwatering, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs!

Words by Misha Fabian Photos by Nadine Bufi and Cody Bundoc With juicy and tender meat that falls right off the bone, this is sure to be a staple in your next get-together. Bring out your knives and forks, it’s time to chow down on Tio Paeng’s smoked ribs. We at WhenInManila were given the […]

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Marian Rivera Apologizes for Remark on Manila Traffic, Says It Was Taken Out of Context

After gaining criticism online for her remark on Metro Manila traffic, Marian Rivera has taken to social media to apologize. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marian Rivera Gracia Dantes 🇵🇭 (@marianrivera) on Oct 1, 2019 at 1:18am PDT “Kung may lakad ka, eh ‘di pumunta ka ahead of time para ‘di […]

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