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Davao Included In '3 Best ASEAN Cities For Property Investment' List

A Huffington Post contributor has named Davao City as one of the top 3 Southeast Asian cities where it is best to invest in real estate.

In the blog section of the popular news website, business writer Lisa Froelings said the property market in Davao is "not yet saturated" as compared to Manila and therefore, "there is room for growth." She also cited the local government as being active in its developmental projects which is attractive to both local and foreign investors.

Froelings also considered Davao's low cost of living as well as the Philippines having "the highest yields for property investments in the ASEAN."

"With both affordable prices as well as high yields, investors can easily tell that Davao is a great place to invest in property right now," wrote Froelings, who is also an eCommerce consultant.

The other ASEAN cities in the list are Chiang Mai in Thailand and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia.

Catriona Gray Is Miss World Philippines 2016

Albayanon beauty Catriona Gray charmed the judges' hearts to win the Miss World Philippines 2016 crown on Sunday evening.

The 22-year-old Filipino-Australian model also received several special awards including the Best in Swimsuit, Best in Long Gown, Best in Fashion Runway, Miss Hannah  and Miss Manila Hotel awards.

During the Q&A, the Top 5 contestants were asked why they should be Miss World Philippines. Below was Gray's answer:

"To be a Miss World is to be passed a torch that burns with passion and purpose. If I am to become Miss World Philippines, I will dedicate my voice and essence to carry that torch and to set charitable causes alight, such as my personal advocacy, the Paraiso Bright Beginnings Project. And I would focus on passing on this torch to empower others because I believe together there is no darkness in this world that our light cannot overcome."

Gray will be representing the Philippines in Miss World 2016 pageant which will be held in the Uni…

Rachelle Ann Go To Play Gigi In Broadway Revival Of 'Miss Saigon'

Rachelle Ann Go will be joining the cast of the Broadway return of the legendary musical "Miss Saigon."

The 30-year-old Filipina singer and actress will be reprising her acclaimed performance as Gigi Van Tranh in the West End revival of the musical, for which she received the "Best Supporting Actress in A Musical" at last year's What's On Stage Awards.

Also part of the Broadway cast are Devin Ilaw, who will play the role of Thuy; Jon Jon Briones, who will act as the Engineer; and Eva Noblezada, who will play as Kim.

The opening night of the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon will be on March 23rd.

Filipina Wins Vietnam Idol 2016

A 28-year-old OFW was named the winner of the seventh season of "Vietnam Idol" on Friday.

Janice Phuong, who hails from Dauis, Bohol, received 54.24% of the public votes, storming the victory ahead of the other grand finalist Viet Thang.

For winning the singing competition, she took home the PhP1.29 million (VnD600 million) cash prize.

This season marks the first time that the show opened its doors to foreigners living in Vietnam, making Phuong its first non-Vietnamese winner.

Phuong went to Vietnam in 2009 to work as a bar singer. She later married a Vietnamese musician.

Fluent in Vietnamese, the Filipina sang English and Vietnamese songs in the show.

Check out below some of Phuong's performances in "Vietnam Idol Season 7":

Earthquake Jolts Surigao del Norte

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted the Philippines on Tuesday evening, July 26, 2016.

According to a bulletin released byt the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the quake's epicenter was located at 7km West of Sison, Surigao del Norte. The temblor, which was tectonic in origin and had a depth of focus of 11km, hit at 10:29PM and was felt at the following intensities:

Reported Intensities:
Intensity VI - Sison and Placer, Surigao Del Norte
Intensity V - Malimono, Surigao Del Norte and Surigao City
Intensity IV - Bacuag, Gigaquit , Mainit, Claver, Surigao Del Norte, San Jose, Dinagat Island,
Pintuyan and San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
Intensity III - Socorro, Surigao Del Norte, San Francisco and Limasawa, Southern Leyte
Intensity II - Dapa, Surigao Del Norte and Butuan City
Intensity I - Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and Cebu City

Instrumental Intensities:
Intensity V - Surigao City
Intensity II - Cebu City
Intensity I- Borongan, Eastern Samar
Damage and a…