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Fil-Chinese group to pay for repair of sunken fishing boat

MANILA, Philippines --- The largest organization of Filipino-Chinese businesses pledged on Sunday to pay for the repair of the fishing boat hit by a Chinese trawler in the West Philippine Sea on June 9, a gesture its president was quick to say was not an &laq
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Fil-Chinese group to pay for repair of sunken fishing boat

MANILA, Philippines --- The largest organization of Filipino-Chinese businesses pledged on Sunday to pay for the repair of the fishing boat hit by a Chinese trawler in the West Philippine Sea on June 9, a gesture its president was quick to say was not an «admission of guilt» but mere humanitarian assistance. Henry Lim Bon Liong, president of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), said the group would fund the «immediate rehabilitation» of the damaged FB Gem-Vir 1 so the 22 affected Filipino fishermen could «resume their livelihood.» «There's no admission of guilt of any party here,» Liong said at a press conference in Quezon City. "Our o...Keep on reading: Fil-Chinese group to pay for repair of sunken fishing boat

After 20 years of working, single mom gets college degree at 42

MANILA, Philippines --- Earning a college degree had long been the holy grail of this 42-year-old single mother and former overseas worker. Michelle Sison was 17 when she completed her freshman year in civil engineering at the University of the East (UE)-Man
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After 20 years of working, single mom gets college degree at 42

MANILA, Philippines --- Earning a college degree had long been the holy grail of this 42-year-old single mother and former overseas worker. Michelle Sison was 17 when she completed her freshman year in civil engineering at the University of the East (UE)-Manila. But she could no longer afford the lengthening list of technical materials needed for coursework, so she begrudgingly relinquished her slot at UE. Over the next 20 years, she took up every odd job available: saleswoman in a cockfighting arena and a hardware store in Bulacan province; vegetable vendor in Caloocan City; seamstress in Rizal province; computer and electronics operator in Taiwan. But the lure of a college degree re...Keep on reading: After 20 years of working, single mom gets college degree at 42

Reparations for PH fishermen sought

MANILA, Philippines --- A national group of fishermen on Sunday said the crew of the Philippine fishing boat that sank in the South China Sea after being hit by a Chinese trawler which then abandoned them should receive reparations and moral damages from the
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Reparations for PH fishermen sought

MANILA, Philippines --- A national group of fishermen on Sunday said the crew of the Philippine fishing boat that sank in the South China Sea after being hit by a Chinese trawler which then abandoned them should receive reparations and moral damages from the Chinese government. Aside from the damage to the Filipino fishermen's boat, the Gem-Vir 1, which cost around P2 million, and their lost fishing equipment, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said they also lost at least 3 tons of catch. Among the fish the Gem-Vir 1 crew caught during their 10-day trip, Pamalakaya said, were high-value species, including grouper («lapu-lapu») and red snapper ("m...Keep on reading: Reparations for PH fishermen sought

Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

HONG KONG --- Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony
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Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

HONG KONG --- Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. Nearly 2 million of the city's 7 million people turned out, according to estimates by protest organizers. Police said 338,000 were counted on the designated protest route in the «peak period» of the march. A week earlier as many as 1 million people demonstrated to voice their concern over Hong Kong's relations with mainland China in one of the toughest tests of the territory's special status since Beijing took control in a 1...Keep on reading: Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

11 Filipinos, other crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --- Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage off the eastern coast of t
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11 Filipinos, other crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --- Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. Both the mariners' recollection and the physical evidence remaining on the MT Front Altair and the Kokuka Courageous, now off the coast of Fujairah, will play an important role in determining who the international community blames for Thursday's explosions on board the oil tankers. Already, the U.S. has blamed Iran for what it described as an attack with limpet mines on the two tankers, pointing to ...Keep on reading: 11 Filipinos, other crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

Brooke Henderson becomes winningest pro golfer in Canadian history

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday to break the Canadian record for tour victories with nine.
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Brooke Henderson becomes winningest pro golfer in Canadian history

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday to break the Canadian record for tour victories with nine.

Couple uses shopping spree win to stock up groceries for Calgary Food Bank

Chantal Leroux and her partner Ryan Warren won a contest to grab as many items, up to $500, as they could in 50 seconds from Bragg Creek Foods. 
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Couple uses shopping spree win to stock up groceries for Calgary Food Bank

Chantal Leroux and her partner Ryan Warren won a contest to grab as many items, up to $500, as they could in 50 seconds from Bragg Creek Foods. 

Late charge propels De Grasse to 200-metre win in season-best time

Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., delivered an early first birthday gift to daughter Yuri on Father's Day Sunday, outrunning world champion Ramil Guliyev to win the men's 200 metres at a Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco.
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Late charge propels De Grasse to 200-metre win in season-best time

Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., delivered an early first birthday gift to daughter Yuri on Father's Day Sunday, outrunning world champion Ramil Guliyev to win the men's 200 metres at a Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco.

Poll suggests majority of Canadians favour limiting immigration levels

Sixty-three per cent of respondents to a recent Leger poll said the government should prioritize limiting immigration levels, while just 37 per cent said the priority should be on increasing the number of immigrants to meet economic demands.
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Poll suggests majority of Canadians favour limiting immigration levels

Sixty-three per cent of respondents to a recent Leger poll said the government should prioritize limiting immigration levels, while just 37 per cent said the priority should be on increasing the number of immigrants to meet economic demands.

UN Human Rights Office calls for examination of MMIWG inquiry's genocide claim

The United Nations Human Rights Office is urging the federal government to probe the national inquiry's conclusion that violence against Indigenous women and girls amounts to genocide, CBC News has learned.
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UN Human Rights Office calls for examination of MMIWG inquiry's genocide claim

The United Nations Human Rights Office is urging the federal government to probe the national inquiry's conclusion that violence against Indigenous women and girls amounts to genocide, CBC News has learned.

At Niti Aayog meet, Centre, states talk on steps to tackle rain 'deficit'

A government official said concerns were expressed by several CMs as this was likely to be the sixth year of below normal monsoon rains which could trigger drought in some areas. State governments said the Niti Aayog meeting couldn't have come at a better tim
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At Niti Aayog meet, Centre, states talk on steps to tackle rain 'deficit'

A government official said concerns were expressed by several CMs as this was likely to be the sixth year of below normal monsoon rains which could trigger drought in some areas. State governments said the Niti Aayog meeting couldn't have come at a better time and provided a platform to discuss and formalise steps to meet any drought like situation.

IMA strike to cripple OPDs today

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Sunday said that it would go ahead with its strike on Monday and withdraw all non-essential health services in hospitals across the country. IMA president Dr Ranjan Sharma said the association would stress for amendment
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IMA strike to cripple OPDs today

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Sunday said that it would go ahead with its strike on Monday and withdraw all non-essential health services in hospitals across the country. IMA president Dr Ranjan Sharma said the association would stress for amendments in IPC and CrPC to protect doctors and health professionals.

PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss simultaneous polls

Making the announcement at the usual meeting of political parties called on the eve of the 17th Lok Sabha convening on Monday, PM Modi said Parliament should begin with «fresh zeal and new thinking». Besides «One Nation, One Election»
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PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss simultaneous polls

Making the announcement at the usual meeting of political parties called on the eve of the 17th Lok Sabha convening on Monday, PM Modi said Parliament should begin with «fresh zeal and new thinking». Besides «One Nation, One Election», the meeting would discuss celebration of 75 years of India's Independence in 2022, parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said.

Alex Jones offers $1M reward as FBI investigates child pornography planted on his Infowars server

The FBI has informed Alex Jones someone planted child pornography on the servers for his Infowars website and on Friday the controversial radio host offered a $1 million reward for any information leading to an arrest.
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Alex Jones offers $1M reward as FBI investigates child pornography planted on his Infowars server

The FBI has informed Alex Jones someone planted child pornography on the servers for his Infowars website and on Friday the controversial radio host offered a $1 million reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Georgetown University and Texas A&M have taken hundreds of millions of dollars from the government of Qatar

The Department of Education is going after U.S universities over supposed ties to foreign governments, after some allegedly took huge quantities of foreign cash and hid it from regulators.
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Georgetown University and Texas A&M have taken hundreds of millions of dollars from the government of Qatar

The Department of Education is going after U.S universities over supposed ties to foreign governments, after some allegedly took huge quantities of foreign cash and hid it from regulators.

Caitlin Johnstone: Propaganda Is The Root Of All Our Problems

A new article by Forbes reports that the CEO of Crowdstrike, the extremely shady cybersecurity corporation which was foundational in the construction of the official CIA/CNN Russian hacking narrative, is now a billionaire.
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Caitlin Johnstone: Propaganda Is The Root Of All Our Problems

A new article by Forbes reports that the CEO of Crowdstrike, the extremely shady cybersecurity corporation which was foundational in the construction of the official CIA/CNN Russian hacking narrative, is now a billionaire.

Buried In Broad Daylight - The ‘Free Press’ And The Leaked OPCW Report On Douma

A defining feature of the propaganda system is that facts supporting the agenda of Western power are pushed to the forefront of the 'mainstream' media, while inconvenient facts are buried. A prime example is the shameful media silence in response to a devasta
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Buried In Broad Daylight - The ‘Free Press’ And The Leaked OPCW Report On Douma

A defining feature of the propaganda system is that facts supporting the agenda of Western power are pushed to the forefront of the 'mainstream' media, while inconvenient facts are buried. A prime example is the shameful media silence in response to a devastating document leaked from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), discussed in a recent media alert.

Two Security Guards Shot; One Dead, One Critical

By Marion Ali The second of two security guards who was shot early this morning has been identified as Mansa Baptist, 41. Mr Baptist was on duty at the Crystal
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Two Security Guards Shot; One Dead, One Critical

By Marion Ali The second of two security guards who was shot early this morning has been identified as Mansa Baptist, 41. Mr Baptist was on duty at the Crystal

Brits won’t buy used car from Boris Johnson – but think he’ll be the one to steer them into Brexit

Used car salesman is not a career option for Boris Johnson, since the majority of UK citizens won’t buy one from him, a poll suggests. At the same time, they believe he has the best chance among Tories to win the general election. Read Full Article at RT.co
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Brits won’t buy used car from Boris Johnson – but think he’ll be the one to steer them into Brexit

Used car salesman is not a career option for Boris Johnson, since the majority of UK citizens won’t buy one from him, a poll suggests. At the same time, they believe he has the best chance among Tories to win the general election. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kévin Céran-Jérusalemy, vainqueur du Te Aito Manihi

Samedi 15 juin, alors qu'à Tahiti les rameurs s'affrontaient lors du Trophée de l'Amiral, il en était de même aux Tuamotu. La deuxième édition du Te Aito Manihi s'est déroulée à Manihi. Kévin Céran-Jérusalemy s'est imposé sur le parcours de 24 
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Kévin Céran-Jérusalemy, vainqueur du Te Aito Manihi

Samedi 15 juin, alors qu'à Tahiti les rameurs s'affrontaient lors du Trophée de l'Amiral, il en était de même aux Tuamotu. La deuxième édition du Te Aito Manihi s'est déroulée à Manihi. Kévin Céran-Jérusalemy s'est imposé sur le parcours de 24  km.  

Bihar heatwave claims 17 more lives, toll hits 61

Heatwave in Bihar claimed 17 more lives on Sunday, taking the death toll to 61. Sunday's deaths were also reported from the same three districts of the state - Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada - that had witnessed 44 fatalities till Saturday midnight.
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Bihar heatwave claims 17 more lives, toll hits 61

Heatwave in Bihar claimed 17 more lives on Sunday, taking the death toll to 61. Sunday's deaths were also reported from the same three districts of the state - Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada - that had witnessed 44 fatalities till Saturday midnight.

In relief to India, Maldives may scrap ocean deal with China

An agreement China signed with the Maldives to build an observatory in the Indian Ocean is likely to be scrapped, as India's relations with its maritime neighbour enter a purple patch following the exit of former Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen. Local gove
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In relief to India, Maldives may scrap ocean deal with China

An agreement China signed with the Maldives to build an observatory in the Indian Ocean is likely to be scrapped, as India's relations with its maritime neighbour enter a purple patch following the exit of former Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen. Local government sources in Male told TOI that the agreement Yameen signed with China in 2017 is «not on the table». ​

‘Would people demand I stay longer?’ Trump accused of ‘testing the waters’ for 3rd term

The US president sent opponents into frenzy by casually suggesting that he would be popular enough for the Americans to change the constitution and allow him to stay beyond 2024. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Would people demand I stay longer?’ Trump accused of ‘testing the waters’ for 3rd term

The US president sent opponents into frenzy by casually suggesting that he would be popular enough for the Americans to change the constitution and allow him to stay beyond 2024. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kaya clips Global, stays unscathed

A well-rested Kaya Iloilo side maintained its perfect record in the Philippine Football League after a narrow 1-0 victory over Global last Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium. Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Osei's 52nd minute strike proved enough for coac
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Kaya clips Global, stays unscathed

A well-rested Kaya Iloilo side maintained its perfect record in the Philippine Football League after a narrow 1-0 victory over Global last Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium. Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Osei's 52nd minute strike proved enough for coach Noel Marcaida's men to secure maximum points for their third straight victory that pushed them to top spot with nine points, two ahead of Ceres-Negros. It was also the third clean sheet of the season for the Iloilo side, which is the only team in the PFL that has yet to drop points. Over at the Bian Football Stadium, Chima Uzoka's hattrick propelled Stallion Laguna to a 6-1 drubbing of Mendiola FC. "The players were able to max...Keep on reading: Kaya clips Global, stays unscathed

My father taught me about frugality

My father was one of my first teachers when it came to personal finance, and one of the most important lessons he taught me was about frugality. My father worked very hard like most Chinese fathers, and even when he was home, he would still be working, talki
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My father taught me about frugality

My father was one of my first teachers when it came to personal finance, and one of the most important lessons he taught me was about frugality. My father worked very hard like most Chinese fathers, and even when he was home, he would still be working, talking on the phone with his colleagues about business. Despite my father's diligence, he never made us think we had a lot. We lived in an old two-story house built in the 1970s which was never renovated, just repaired and repainted as needed. I shared a room with my three brothers and we only had a few toys that we got whenever we took top honors in school. In school, I had classmates who owned nice things and who lived in big beauti...Keep on reading: My father taught me about frugality

Aussie rules third lap; Meijers keeps overall lead

LEGAZPI CITY---Australian Samuel Hill exploited the flat layout going into this city famed for the iconic view of Mayon Volcano and soloed it home to rule the third stage of the 10th Le Tour de Filipinas Sunday. Hill arrived at the finish in front of the Div
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Aussie rules third lap; Meijers keeps overall lead

LEGAZPI CITY---Australian Samuel Hill exploited the flat layout going into this city famed for the iconic view of Mayon Volcano and soloed it home to rule the third stage of the 10th Le Tour de Filipinas Sunday. Hill arrived at the finish in front of the Divine Word College without the added stress of sprinting against his closest pursuers after leaving Filipino riders Dominic Perez and Mark Galedo behind late in the 187.3-kilometer route from Daet, Camarines Norte. Jeroen Meijers of the Netherlands arrived together in a big wave in fourth spot and kept the purple jersey of overall leadership on his back. Meijers sat on the peloton throughout and kept an eye on his closest pursuers. ...Keep on reading: Aussie rules third lap; Meijers keeps overall lead

Estate tax amnesty scheme starts today

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today starts accepting applications for the much-awaited reprieve for heirs who have yet to pay the taxes due from their deceased loved ones' estate. Deputy Commissioner Marissa O. Cabreros told the Inquirer that BIR fron
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Estate tax amnesty scheme starts today

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today starts accepting applications for the much-awaited reprieve for heirs who have yet to pay the taxes due from their deceased loved ones' estate. Deputy Commissioner Marissa O. Cabreros told the Inquirer that BIR frontline officers from all over the country attended briefings at the agency's main office in Quezon City last week to prepare for today's implementation of estate tax amnesty under Republic Act (RA) No. 11213 or the Tax Amnesty Act of 2019. The BIR's Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 6-2019 was published on May 31 to take effect as the estate tax amnesty's implementing rules and regulations 15 days later. But since the guidelines effectiv...Keep on reading: Estate tax amnesty scheme starts today

BSP: Foreign debt rising but still at ‘prudent’ levels

The Philippines' external debt remains at prudent levels despite a slight uptick in the first quarter of the year, due mainly to additional borrowings by the government to fund the Duterte administration's infrastructure buildup program, the central bank said
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BSP: Foreign debt rising but still at ‘prudent’ levels

The Philippines' external debt remains at prudent levels despite a slight uptick in the first quarter of the year, due mainly to additional borrowings by the government to fund the Duterte administration's infrastructure buildup program, the central bank said. In a statement, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said the country's outstanding external debt stood at $80.4 billion as of end-March 2019, up by $1.5 billion---or 1.9 percent---from $79 billion at the end of last year. "The growth in the debt level during the first quarter was due mainly to net availments of $1.8 billion as the national government raised $1.5 billion from the issuance of global bonds to fund ...Keep on reading: BSP: Foreign debt rising but still at ‘prudent’ levels

Villagers wage 'war' on town hall bosses after council contractors hacked a beloved hedge

More than 150 campaigners gathered in protest against the hedge cutting in Thanet, Kent. Thanet Council is now under internal review and hedge cutting has been banned until October 1.
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Villagers wage 'war' on town hall bosses after council contractors hacked a beloved hedge

More than 150 campaigners gathered in protest against the hedge cutting in Thanet, Kent. Thanet Council is now under internal review and hedge cutting has been banned until October 1.

Philippines seen from Asia Clean Energy Perspective, a critique (2019-2029)

    Part I. ACEF   The forthcoming Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) in June at the ADB has the theme: «Partnering for Impact.»   «TheAsia Clean Energy Forumis one of the leadingclean energyevents in theAsi
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Philippines seen from Asia Clean Energy Perspective, a critique (2019-2029)

    Part I. ACEF   The forthcoming Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) in June at the ADB has the theme: «Partnering for Impact.»   «TheAsia Clean Energy Forumis one of the leadingclean energyevents in theAsiaregion, and it focuses on bringing together practitioners and implementers to identify, discuss and address the keyclean energychallenges we face in the region.» httpstimes/acef   This year's edition has a menu of five thematic tracks with Energy as overarch: 1. Energy and livable cities; 2. Energy and water sustainability; 3. Energy and rural and poverty; 4. Energy and innovation finance; and, 5. Clean energy trends and directions. Th...Keep on reading: Philippines seen from Asia Clean Energy Perspective, a critique (2019-2029)