Fil-Am Metallica Guitarist Recorded 250 Songs in Smartphone, Loses It

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, a Filipino American, said in 2012 he'd come up with some 400 riffs for the band's forthcoming 10th album, but he's just admitted 250 of them were recorded to a smartphone he lost six months ago, reports


Filipino Prodigy Finishes Law in Australia at Age 18

Jozef Erece, a Filipino prodigy, became one of the youngest recipients of a law degree in the world at just 18 years old. He graduated last Friday, April 17, from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia "at the age most students leave high school," reports Australia’s The Chronicle.



More PH Airlines May Fly to Europe

More Philippine air carriers may soon take to European skies. (CAAP) spokesman Eric Apolonio said a five-man team from the European Union (See photo of EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux) will assess the safety oversight system for air carriers and the possible lifting of the ban against seven local airlines that have the capacity to comply with aviation safety regulations, reports

It's OK to Be Different at Manila's Autism-Friendly Cafe

Guided by a therapist and cue cards, Jose Canoy works at Manila’s brightly decorated Puzzle Cafe. Each of Canoy’s next moves were laid out in index cards with pictures: A script for greeting customers, offering them the menu, serving the food and finally handing out the bill. Canoy, 20, is among seven trainees with autism at the small café, reports

Pacquiao-Mayweather Tickets Have Yet to Go on Public Sale

Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to go on public sale, with the two camps and the MGM Grand locked in a standoff over allotments.

Surprise: PH Postal Service Earned Profits in '14 from Snail Mail

Postmaster General Ma. Josefina de la Cruz said the government-owned and -controlled Philippine Postal Corp. (Philpost) managing the country’s postal system posted a net income of P640.43 million last year, the bulk of which came from “snail mail,” reports

Poe Nears Binay-Level Ratings as 'Presidentiable'

Senator Grace Poe continues her climb up the consciousness of potential voters, the latest SWS survey shows, with her popularity as a "presidentiable" near to closing the gap with the presumptive leading candidate for 2016, Vice President Jejomar Binay, reports Poe gained 10 statistical points -  from 21 percent in December to 31 percent by March - among potential voters asked to name a preferred successor to President Benigno Aquino III.

G7 Foreign Ministers Hit China Reclamation

In a statement hailed by the Philippines, foreign ministers from the world's seven most industrialized countries slammed China's artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, reports Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven, or G7, also called for a binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.