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Ex-lawmaker, 9 others charged over misuse of P36.9M ‘pork’

A FORMER lawmaker is facing graft  charges before the Sandiganbayan for the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel estimated at P36.9 million from 2007 to 2008. Eight cases of graft, four for malversation of public f
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Ex-lawmaker, 9 others charged over misuse of P36.9M ‘pork’

A FORMER lawmaker is facing graft  charges before the Sandiganbayan for the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel estimated at P36.9 million from 2007 to 2008. Eight cases of graft, four for malversation of public funds and property, and four for malversation through falsification of public documents were filed [...] The post Ex-lawmaker, 9 others charged over misuse of P36.9M ‘pork’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

2 men linked to kidnap case arrested in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY:– Police authorities are holding 2 residents of Cebu province after being implicated in the alleged kidnapping of a son of a town mayor in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said Jimmy Marabaol, 36
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2 men linked to kidnap case arrested in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY:– Police authorities are holding 2 residents of Cebu province after being implicated in the alleged kidnapping of a son of a town mayor in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said Jimmy Marabaol, 36, and Raydes Sabandeja, 60, were traveling in a pickup truck when they were intercepted by [...] The post 2 men linked to kidnap case arrested in Zambo appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Drilon wants budget amendments scrutinized

SENATE Minority Leader Frank­lin M. Drilon on Sunday expressed confidence his colleagues would support his proposal to require every amendment to the proposed 2018 national budget to be presented and scrutinized in open session. “We should discuss every am
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Drilon wants budget amendments scrutinized

SENATE Minority Leader Frank­lin M. Drilon on Sunday expressed confidence his colleagues would support his proposal to require every amendment to the proposed 2018 national budget to be presented and scrutinized in open session. “We should discuss every amendment to the budget in open session,” Drilon said in an interview with DZBB on Sunday. Unlike [...] The post Drilon wants budget amendments scrutinized appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Sulu gov calls support for anti-terror drive

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Sulu Gov. Totoh Tan renewed his call on the people and urged citizens to support government efforts in anti-terrorism campaign. Tan made the appeal following a security meeting at the Capitol in Patikul town attended by senior military officia
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Sulu gov calls support for anti-terror drive

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Sulu Gov. Totoh Tan renewed his call on the people and urged citizens to support government efforts in anti-terrorism campaign. Tan made the appeal following a security meeting at the Capitol in Patikul town attended by senior military officials, municipal mayors and representatives of various sectors in Sulu. “I urged everybody and all [...] The post Sulu gov calls support for anti-terror drive appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Tobacco farmers undergo livelihood training

MORE than 1,000 tobacco farmers and their dependents from northern Luzon are undergoing livelihood training courses for alternative source of income. The National Tobacco Administration (NTA), through its livelihood assistance program, pre-selected a total o
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Tobacco farmers undergo livelihood training

MORE than 1,000 tobacco farmers and their dependents from northern Luzon are undergoing livelihood training courses for alternative source of income. The National Tobacco Administration (NTA), through its livelihood assistance program, pre-selected a total of 1,100 trainees expected to complete the courses which started in batches this month until June next year. The trainees are [...] The post Tobacco farmers undergo livelihood training appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Bataan mayor regrets delay of bridge completion

SAMAL, Bataan: Mayor Generosa de la Fuente appealed for understanding to commuters and residents here over the delay in the completion of Samal bridge due to structural problems. De la Fuente said Samal Bridge was one of 10 in Region 3 that Tokwing Constructi
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Bataan mayor regrets delay of bridge completion

SAMAL, Bataan: Mayor Generosa de la Fuente appealed for understanding to commuters and residents here over the delay in the completion of Samal bridge due to structural problems. De la Fuente said Samal Bridge was one of 10 in Region 3 that Tokwing Construction Corp. was building under the government’s Design and Build Program. The [...] The post Bataan mayor regrets delay of bridge completion appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Tams clip Eagles, force KO match

Far Eastern University (FEU) rode on an explosive second half to hack out an 80-67 rout against Ateneo De Manila University and force a deciding game for the last finals berth in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s
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Tams clip Eagles, force KO match

Far Eastern University (FEU) rode on an explosive second half to hack out an 80-67 rout against Ateneo De Manila University and force a deciding game for the last finals berth in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s basketball on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. The Tamaraws broke away from [...] The post Tams clip Eagles, force KO match appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Soaring Falcons vow to come back stronger, wiser next season

For the second straight year, De La Salle University ousted Adamson University in the Final Four stage of Season 80 University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball competition. And just like season, the Soaring Falcons gave the G
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Soaring Falcons vow to come back stronger, wiser next season

For the second straight year, De La Salle University ousted Adamson University in the Final Four stage of Season 80 University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball competition. And just like season, the Soaring Falcons gave the Green Archers a big scare only to fold in crunch time. Head coach Franz Pumaren remained [...] The post Soaring Falcons vow to come back stronger, wiser next season appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Ancajas scores 6th round TKO win vs Conlan, keeps IBF belt

International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight Jerwin Ancajas made sure he will return to the country still a world champion. The pride of Panabo Davao del Norte showed toughness and unleashed crisp punches to crush hometown bet Jamie Conlan and score
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Ancajas scores 6th round TKO win vs Conlan, keeps IBF belt

International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight Jerwin Ancajas made sure he will return to the country still a world champion. The pride of Panabo Davao del Norte showed toughness and unleashed crisp punches to crush hometown bet Jamie Conlan and score a technical knockout (TKO) win in the sixth round to keep his belt Sunday [...] The post Ancajas scores 6th round TKO win vs Conlan, keeps IBF belt appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson

Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Floyd Patterson, George Foreman. This is the formidable list of Olympic heavyweight gold medal winners who turned professionals and were considered the greatest in their era. But the Olympic heavyweight champion who did not join th
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Three-time Olympic gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson

Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Floyd Patterson, George Foreman. This is the formidable list of Olympic heavyweight gold medal winners who turned professionals and were considered the greatest in their era. But the Olympic heavyweight champion who did not join the fight-for-pay ranks three-gold medal victor, Cuban Teofilo Stevenson – to many, is the greatest of [...] The post Three-time Olympic gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Take a bow Pirates

You don’t normally say this to pirates. But the gallant Pirates, Lyceum of the Philippines University’s (LPU) varsity basketball squad, deserve all praises from the local sporting world. They took the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) 93
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Take a bow Pirates

You don’t normally say this to pirates. But the gallant Pirates, Lyceum of the Philippines University’s (LPU) varsity basketball squad, deserve all praises from the local sporting world. They took the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) 93rd Season by storm by completing a record 18-0 sweep of the elimination round. This rare feat catapulted the [...] The post Take a bow Pirates appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Merkel in final push for coalition to avert crisis

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel will make a last push Sunday (Monday in Manila) to forge a government, in a twin battle to save her political future and avert fresh elections that could destabilise Germany and Europe. Elections in September had left the vete
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Merkel in final push for coalition to avert crisis

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel will make a last push Sunday (Monday in Manila) to forge a government, in a twin battle to save her political future and avert fresh elections that could destabilise Germany and Europe. Elections in September had left the veteran leader without a majority and weakened as some of her party’s voters [...] The post Merkel in final push for coalition to avert crisis appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Palestinians threaten to cut ties with US if PLO office is shut

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: The Palestinians will freeze their ties with the US if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned Saturday. The surprise American mov
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Palestinians threaten to cut ties with US if PLO office is shut

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: The Palestinians will freeze their ties with the US if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned Saturday. The surprise American move and Palestinian backlash came as US President Donald Trump seeks bargaining chips in his bid to broker [...] The post Palestinians threaten to cut ties with US if PLO office is shut appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

FEU beats Ateneo to force sudden death

Far Eastern University (FEU) forced a sudden death against Ateneo de Manila after beating the Eagles, 80-67, in the men’s senior basketball of UAAP Season 80 on Sunday. The deciding game is on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena with the winner facing defen
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FEU beats Ateneo to force sudden death

Far Eastern University (FEU) forced a sudden death against Ateneo de Manila after beating the Eagles, 80-67, in the men’s senior basketball of UAAP Season 80 on Sunday. The deciding game is on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena with the winner facing defending champion La Salle in the best-of-three Finals. The Archers came [...] The post FEU beats Ateneo to force sudden death appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

LOOK: The Maine Event

Even with the sexiest stars in the roster, “Eat Bulaga” discovery Maine Mendoza stole the show at Bench’s “Under the Stars” runway presentation Saturday night, November 19, 2017. Held at SM Mall of Asia Arena, the 22-year-old dubsmash queen and c
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LOOK: The Maine Event

Even with the sexiest stars in the roster, “Eat Bulaga” discovery Maine Mendoza stole the show at Bench’s “Under the Stars” runway presentation Saturday night, November 19, 2017. Held at SM Mall of Asia Arena, the 22-year-old dubsmash queen and comedianne enjoyed a grand entrance on the shoulders of burly male models, as she brought her fun personality [...] The post LOOK: The Maine Event appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Iñigo dedicates Disney single to Hashtag member

Singer Iñigo Pascual could not help but tear up on his debut as a Disney recording artist for the Philippine version of “Remember Me.” The song is the official theme of the upcoming animated film, “Coco,” which opens in cinemas later this month. “R
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Iñigo dedicates Disney single to Hashtag member

Singer Iñigo Pascual could not help but tear up on his debut as a Disney recording artist for the Philippine version of “Remember Me.” The song is the official theme of the upcoming animated film, “Coco,” which opens in cinemas later this month. “Remember Me” was composed by Academy Award-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Filipino-American [...] The post Iñigo dedicates Disney single to Hashtag member appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Katy Perry triumphs in case over convent home

LOS ANGELES: Pop superstar Katy Perry was awarded nearly $1.5 million as she prevailed anew in her drawn-out bid to move into a former convent in Los Angeles. The singer of “Roar” and “I Kissed a Girl” has more Twitter followers than anyone else in th
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Katy Perry triumphs in case over convent home

LOS ANGELES: Pop superstar Katy Perry was awarded nearly $1.5 million as she prevailed anew in her drawn-out bid to move into a former convent in Los Angeles. The singer of “Roar” and “I Kissed a Girl” has more Twitter followers than anyone else in the world at 106 million but had struggled to win [...] The post Katy Perry triumphs in case over convent home appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Of love and family at Christmas

ABS-CBN’s station ID gathers 100-plus Kapamilya stars Christmas is definitely on the airwaves as ABS-CBN repeatedly runs its 2017 Christmas station ID, dubbed “Just Love Ngayong Christmas. Launched a week ago today, its official hashtag #justLoveDay quick
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Of love and family at Christmas

ABS-CBN’s station ID gathers 100-plus Kapamilya stars Christmas is definitely on the airwaves as ABS-CBN repeatedly runs its 2017 Christmas station ID, dubbed “Just Love Ngayong Christmas. Launched a week ago today, its official hashtag #justLoveDay quickly trended across the country and around the world what with over 100 Kapamilya stars featured in the touching [...] The post Of love and family at Christmas appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Customs orders probe on ‘fake’ officer killed in Cagayan de Oro City

AN alleged officer of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) in Cagayan de Oro (CDO) Port who was killed in a reported shootout with a broker in Cagayan de Oro City was not a BoC employee, according to an official. In a report to Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, B
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Customs orders probe on ‘fake’ officer killed in Cagayan de Oro City

AN alleged officer of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) in Cagayan de Oro (CDO) Port who was killed in a reported shootout with a broker in Cagayan de Oro City was not a BoC employee, according to an official. In a report to Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, BoC-CDO intelligence chief Alvin Enciso said on Sunday that a [...] The post Customs orders probe on ‘fake’ officer killed in Cagayan de Oro City appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

2 men linked to kidnapping of mayor’s son arrested in Zamboanga del Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police authorities are holding 2 residents of Cebu province after being implicated in the alleged kidnapping of a son of a town mayor in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said Jimmy Marabaol, 36
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2 men linked to kidnapping of mayor’s son arrested in Zamboanga del Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police authorities are holding 2 residents of Cebu province after being implicated in the alleged kidnapping of a son of a town mayor in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said Jimmy Marabaol, 36, and Raydes Sabandeja, 60, were traveling in a pickup truck when they were intercepted [...] The post 2 men linked to kidnapping of mayor’s son arrested in Zamboanga del Norte appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Military backs Duterte’s ‘terrorist’ tag on NPA

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration that the New People’s Army (NPA) was a terrorist group has gotten the support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), a spokesman said. “We totally agree with the Commander-in-Chief in calling the NPA [a
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Military backs Duterte’s ‘terrorist’ tag on NPA

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration that the New People’s Army (NPA) was a terrorist group has gotten the support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), a spokesman said. “We totally agree with the Commander-in-Chief in calling the NPA [as]terrorists] because it is clearly reflected in the numerous criminal/lawless/terrorist acts they have been committing against [...] The post Military backs Duterte’s ‘terrorist’ tag on NPA appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte: What revolutionary govt?

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has denied plans of establishing a revolutionary government, saying that he was misquoted in media. “[A] Revolutionary [government]? Then we should have a revolution first. Until there is a revolution, that’s unlikely. I
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Duterte: What revolutionary govt?

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has denied plans of establishing a revolutionary government, saying that he was misquoted in media. “[A] Revolutionary [government]? Then we should have a revolution first. Until there is a revolution, that’s unlikely. I said, [it will happen]if things go out of control and the government is left on the edge, that’s my [...] The post Duterte: What revolutionary govt? appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte needs Congress approval anew for martial law extension – Drilon

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte needs to seek once against the approval of Congress if he intends to extend in Mindanao the declaration of martial, which will end on December 31, Senate Minority leader Franklin Drilon said Sunday. According to Drilon, the Constit
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Duterte needs Congress approval anew for martial law extension – Drilon

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte needs to seek once against the approval of Congress if he intends to extend in Mindanao the declaration of martial, which will end on December 31, Senate Minority leader Franklin Drilon said Sunday. According to Drilon, the Constitution requires that extension of martial must be formally requested by the President to both the Senate [...] The post Duterte needs Congress approval anew for martial law extension – Drilon appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Woman dies in Cagayan De Oro City  fire

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A woman died in a fire here early Sunday morning, investigators said. Nelly Zapanta’s charred body was recovered five hours after the fire of still unknown origin razed a bakery at J. R. Borja Extension here past 3 a.m. Fire investig
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Woman dies in Cagayan De Oro City  fire

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A woman died in a fire here early Sunday morning, investigators said. Nelly Zapanta’s charred body was recovered five hours after the fire of still unknown origin razed a bakery at J. R. Borja Extension here past 3 a.m. Fire investigator Dennis Gales said that Zapanta’s body was found under the bakery table during [...] The post Woman dies in Cagayan De Oro City  fire appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Too early to form senatorial slates

It’s still a year and a half before the 2019 mid-term elections, yet the major parties are now preoccupied with filling up their 12-person senatorial slates. It’s premature for a couple of reasons, and is nothing but a disservice, if not disrespect, to th
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Too early to form senatorial slates

It’s still a year and a half before the 2019 mid-term elections, yet the major parties are now preoccupied with filling up their 12-person senatorial slates. It’s premature for a couple of reasons, and is nothing but a disservice, if not disrespect, to the Filipino electorate. On Friday, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reportedly announced that [...] The post Too early to form senatorial slates appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

China rising

The Great Man Theory of history simply says that great leaders with charisma, intelligence, wisdom and political skills immensely shape their country and the world through their monumental and game-changing acts and decisions. It was popular in the 19th centu
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China rising

The Great Man Theory of history simply says that great leaders with charisma, intelligence, wisdom and political skills immensely shape their country and the world through their monumental and game-changing acts and decisions. It was popular in the 19th century but from the 20th century forward, it had lost its currency. The rise of Mr. [...] The post China rising appeared first on The Manila Times Online.