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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...

Ashley Ortega Returns To The Ice, Bags Three Gold Medals

On May 29, 2018, Kapuso star Ashley Ortega returned to the ice rink and placed first in the Artistic, Interpretative, and Spotlight categories at the 2018 Skate Philippines Summer Championship at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. https://www.instagram.com/p/BjbF9WMHZpY/?taken-by=itsashortega Ashley, began skating at age four. She became a professional figure skater competing in both national and international competitions as a member...

Filipina Filmmaker Named Global Alumni Awardee For Social Impact

Award-winning filmmaker and Chevening alumna Baby Ruth Villarama was named as one of the three outstanding global winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards initiated by the British Council. Villarama, director of the highly-acclaimed "Sunday Beauty Queen" was awarded the Global Alumni Award for Social Impact, citing her contributions to the society through her films. Her films are generating national conversations...

Adamson’s Fabellon Wins Women’s High Jump Gold

Raziebel Fabellon gave Adamson University its first gold medal in the Ayala Philippine Athletics Championships after winning the women's high jump event on Thursday at the Ilagan Sports Complex. The 19-year-old athlete from the town of Naujan in Oriental Mindoro registered 1.65 meters to beat Nueva Vizcaya's Josefa Ligmayo, who settled for the silver medal with 1.60 meters. University of...

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