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Danny Javier of Apo Hiking Society dies, 75

Daniel “Danny” Morales Javier, lead vocalist of legendary Filipino musical trio Apo Hiking Society, died on Monday, October 31.

Danny helmed the Original Pilipino Music (OPM) movement in the ’70s with his Apo Hiking Society bandmates Boboy Garrovillo and Jim Paredes. The group was behind timeless hits such as “Batang-bata Ka Pa,” “”Pumapatak ang Ulan,” “Kabilugan Ng Buwan,” and “Panalangin,” among many others.

In 2020, Danny disclosed on his Facebook account that he had “underlying health concerns with my heart, lungs, and kidneys.”


WASTED. Actor Dominic Roco (center), 33, and his four companions are arrested during a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City early Saturday morning (Oct. 1, 2022). They were caught with PHP112,000 worth of suspected shabu and PHP14,000 worth of dried marijuana. (Courtesy of Bernard Jaudian/PTV)

PNP backs drug test for TV, movie talents before taking projects

 October 3, 2022, 2:56 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday welcomed a lawmaker’s call for mandatory drug tests on celebrities and other talents before appearing on entertainment projects.In a press briefing