Pacquiao Beating Mayweather in Early Vegas Betting

Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Turns out a lot of other people are believers, too. And they’re backing their opinions with real money. reports Inquirer.net. Pacquiao has already narrowed the odds for the big fight in Las Vegas' legal sports books. By the time they get into the ring May 2, it’s conceivable that Mayweather might not be favored at all.

PH Growth Rises for Best 3 Years Since '50s -- Bloomberg

Philippine economic growth accelerated last quarter as government spending and manufacturing output rose, capping the best three years of expansion since the mid-1950s. Stocks rose to a record, reports Bloomberg.com. Gross domestic product increased 6.9 percent in the three months through December from a year earlier.

Filipino's Daring Dress Makes Waves at Grammys

She's not a household name yet, but Joy Villa's 2015 Grammys dress will probably change that. The aspiring singer wore a dress and matching hat made out of orange construction snow fencing, when she walked the Grammys red carpet. Joy sported nothing but nipple tape and a nude thong underneath, reports the Huffington Post. The designer, Andre Soriano, is Filipino.

Joy Villa (Source: Getty Images)

Joy Villa (Source: Getty Images)

Filipino Designs New Filipina Barbie Doll

Carlyle Nuera (Source: Mattel)

Carlyle Nuera (Source: Mattel)

A new Filipina Barbie doll, Mutya Barbie – recalling the glamour of old-school Filipino beauty pageants – has been released by Mattel as part of the brand’s , reports MSNBC. The debut Barbie doll of designer Carlyle Nuera, Mutya Barbie, was inspired by both his culture and his own family.

Filipino Dairy Farm Workers May Have to Leave New Zealand

Filipino dairy workers in New Zealand may have to leave the country in droves after their applications for residency visas were rejected by the country's immigration bureau, reports GMA News. Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment spokeswoman Rachel Purdom said that 57 percent of applications for residency from Filipinos were declined in 2014.

Bongbong Marcos' Wealth Keeps Rising Even as His Businesses Go Bankrupt

Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. (Source: www.senate.gov)

Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. (Source: www.senate.gov)

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr’s wealth continues to rise even as his family businesses are operating at a loss, reports Rappler.com. With a declared net worth of only P600,000 in 1992 after securing a seat in the House of Representatives for the 2nd district of Ilocos Norte, the 57-year-old Marcos scion’s net worth has jumped to P197.47 million or P441.997 million, depending on the basis of the computation in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth.

Hundreds of Filipino Expats Meet in Manila Summit

Some 600 Filipino expatriates from 30 countries who convened at the Manila Hotel February 25 to 27 for the Third Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora, reports Inquirer.net.

PH Court Enters Not Guilty Plea for US Marine in Transgender Killing

Private First Class John Scott Pemberton (Source: Olongapo City Police)

Private First Class John Scott Pemberton (Source: Olongapo City Police)

A US Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipina refused to enter a plea on Monday, prompting a court to submit not guilty for him so his trial could go ahead, reports Interaksyon.com. Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton declined to make a plea because he wants a higher court to first hear his appeal for the case to be dismissed.