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Hidilyn Diaz Promoted To Sergeant For Gold Medal Win

For winning the country's first gold medal in the 53-kg weightlifting category in the ongoing Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Airwoman 1st Class Hidilyn Diaz was promoted to the next rank (sergeant) effective Tuesday. The promotion was based on Special Order Number 475 and subjected to the Enlisted Personnel Promotion System in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Air...

Serena Williams Confidently Wears A Tutu In A Match After Catsuit Ban Controversy

Immediately following the catsuit ban controversy, Serena Williams entered the tennis court in a tutu during the first round of the US Open. The tutu is part of a new collaborative collection by Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh & Nike entitled "QUEEN" after the world's favorite tennis champion, Serena, herself. Needless to say, this striking outfit by the tennis queen...

Diaz Delivers PH’s 1st Gold In Asian Games

The Philippines captured its first gold medal in the 18th Asian Games, courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the women's 53kg category, on Tuesday night. Diaz, a silver medalist in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, topped the event with a total lift of 207kg. Turkmenistan's Kristina Shermetova lifted 206kg to win the silver medal while Thailand's Surodchana Khambao clinched the...

Asian Games: Swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi Qualifies In 100-M Freestyle

Jasmine Alkhaldi made it to the final of the women's 100-meter freestyle event in the 18th Asian Games swimming competition at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Aquatic Center here. Alkhaldi registered the sixth best time of 56.38 seconds during the morning heats. Defending champion Rikako Ikee of Japan topped the qualifying heats with a time of 54.33 seconds. She holds the...

Kylie Jenner Graces Cover Of Forbes As One Of The Richest ‘Self-Made’ Women

Forbes has released their issue of richest self-made women and on the cover is the 20-year-old Kylie Jenner with a fortune of $900M. Using her fame as part of the Kardashian-Jenner clan as an advantage, Kylie Jenner has built her fortune in less than three years and is on her way to become the youngest self-made billionaire, as stated on...

Apo Whang-Od Receives “2018 Dangal ng Haraya” Award

Apo Whang-od, also known as Maria Oggay, had long been recognized as the last and oldest mambabatok. Using only the traditional tools of a Kalinga tattooist, charcoal and calamansi thorns, Apo Whang-od had decorated the skins of many people - both tourists and members of her tribe. https://www.instagram.com/p/BXF-T7LhyDl/?tagged=apowhangod The 101-year-old mambabatok begun her practice during her early adolescence, thus earning the...

Maranao Youth Wows UN Peace Building Meeting

A Maranao, speaking at a recent high-level meeting on peacebuilding last month in New York City, earned a warm applause from the crowd after she introduced the indigenous handwoven piece "malong" as a symbol of inclusivity to peacebuilding. Farah Ali Ghodsinia, who hails from Marawi City, said the handwoven fabric represents how crucial meaningful participation of women is in conflict-prevention...

Run Rio-UP Team’s Halagueña Rules Girls 5,000 Meters Walk

Alana Julianne Halagueña, representing Run Rio-University of the Philippines Team, won the girls 5,000 meters walk on Monday in the 2018 Ayala Philippine Athletics Championships at the Ilagan Sports Complex here. Halagueña, a Grade 11 student at the University of Asia and the Pacific in Pasig City, clocked 31:17.5 to win the girls 5,000 meters walk over teammate Sally Campus,...

Dasmariñas City’s Caminong Sets New High Jump National Record

Dasmariñas City's Evangelene Caminong has set a new Philippine record in girls high jump on Saturday, the day she collected her second gold medal in the Ayala Philippine Athletics Championships at the Ilagan Sports Complex. The 17-year-old Caminong, who is coached by Fernando Dagasgas, registered 1.71 meters on her second attempt in the high jump event of the heptathlon, erasing...

Meghan Markle Included In UK Vogue’s The 25 Most Influential Women In Britain

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle makes it into the UK Vogue's inaugural list of influential women in Britain alongside Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Supreme Court President Baroness Brenda Hale and singer Dua Lipa. UK Vogue introduces the women in the list as an "extraordinary cast of leaders defining – and redefining – the way we live now". Dubbed as...

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