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Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour

Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the road with him. Mars announced Tuesday that Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ciara and «Boo'd Up» singer Ella Mai will perform during his upcoming fall con
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Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour

Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the road with him. Mars announced Tuesday that Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ciara and «Boo'd Up» singer Ella Mai will perform during his upcoming fall concerts on his 24K Magic World Tour. Boyz II Men, who released their debut album in 1991 and launched multiple R&B and pop hits, will help Mars kick off the new shows on Sept. 7 in Denver. Cardi B, who is featured on Mars' «Finesse» remix, backed out of the tour last month, saying she wasn't ready to leave her newborn baby. Mars' tour will also visit Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Dallas, Brooklyn and Nashvil...Keep on reading: Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour

WATCH: ‘Fiscal’ refuses to be ticketed for illegal parking, hits enforcer’s motorcycle

What would have been a simple incident of being issued a parking ticket turned into a full-blown argument involving a handful of traffic enforcers, the police and two motorists, after the driver refused to hand her license for illegal parking. A video from G
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WATCH: ‘Fiscal’ refuses to be ticketed for illegal parking, hits enforcer’s motorcycle

What would have been a simple incident of being issued a parking ticket turned into a full-blown argument involving a handful of traffic enforcers, the police and two motorists, after the driver refused to hand her license for illegal parking. A video from Gadget Addict, a vlog which follows the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), captured the MMDA in the process of apprehending a driver for illegal parking yesterday, Aug. 14. The driver had parked in front of a drug store, but her black Hyundai van was jutting out of the parking space, making an obstruction on the road. https://www.facebook.com/ytgadgetaddict/videos/1944229988975248/ The video began at a point when the drive...Keep on reading: WATCH: ‘Fiscal’ refuses to be ticketed for illegal parking, hits enforcer’s motorcycle

Borongan diocese renew appeals to US gov’t to return Balangiga bells

TACLOBAN CITY - The diocese of Borongan has reiterated its appeal to the United States government to return the historic Balangiga bells to the town in Eastern Samar where these rightfully belong. «We appeal to the goodwill of the American governmen
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Borongan diocese renew appeals to US gov’t to return Balangiga bells

TACLOBAN CITY - The diocese of Borongan has reiterated its appeal to the United States government to return the historic Balangiga bells to the town in Eastern Samar where these rightfully belong. «We appeal to the goodwill of the American government that the Balangiga bells be returned to us. The diocese of Borongan is willing to cooperate in any effort for the return of the Balangiga bells,» said Fr. Neil Tenefrancia, chancellor of the diocese of Borongan, which covers the Balangiga parish. The diocese has been an active player in efforts to retrieve the bells taken by the American soldiers 117 years ago, he said in a phone interview. Maida Elaba, secretary of the Sangguni...Keep on reading: Borongan diocese renew appeals to US gov’t to return Balangiga bells

Indiana police say bomb threat halted Rascal Flatts concert

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) --- Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department says the bomb threatmade Thursday nightfor Ruoff Home Mortgage Mu
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Indiana police say bomb threat halted Rascal Flatts concert

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) --- Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department says the bomb threatmade Thursday nightfor Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in suburban Indianapolis was deemed a credible danger. The department said in a statement Monday night that it won't release details about the threat while it is being investigated. No arrests have been made concerning the threat. The band didn't return for an expected encore, after which a public-address announcement said the show was over. Security guards told people to evacuate the outdoor amphitheater. Ras...Keep on reading: Indiana police say bomb threat halted Rascal Flatts concert

San Roque dam spilling operations continue — Napocor

The San Roque dam in Pangasinan continues its spilling operations after its water elevation remained above the normal high-water level, the National Power Corporation (Napocor) said on Wednesday. In a statement, Engr. Conrado Sison, head of Napocor's Dams
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San Roque dam spilling operations continue — Napocor

The San Roque dam in Pangasinan continues its spilling operations after its water elevation remained above the normal high-water level, the National Power Corporation (Napocor) said on Wednesday. In a statement, Engr. Conrado Sison, head of Napocor's Dams Management Department, said as of 10 a.m., the current San Roque dam level was at 285.61 meters above sea level (masl), which is 5.61 masl higher than the normal water level. Napocor noted at 285.61 masl, there had already been a significant decrease in water elevation from 287.18 masl on Tuesday. The electricity provider attributed this to the decreased inflow of water from 1,342 cubic meters per second (cms) to 890 cms. Th...Keep on reading: San Roque dam spilling operations continue — Napocor

Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola talk about wedding themes

Luis Manzano and girlfriend Jessy Mendiola have started talking about the color themes they would want for their wedding. Manzano updated his Instagram Stories on Aug. 14 with a short clip showing him and Mendiola sitting on a couch. The actor opened the c
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Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola talk about wedding themes

Luis Manzano and girlfriend Jessy Mendiola have started talking about the color themes they would want for their wedding. Manzano updated his Instagram Stories on Aug. 14 with a short clip showing him and Mendiola sitting on a couch. The actor opened the clip with a question directed at Mendiola, «Ano pinag uusapan natin ngayon (What are we talking about right now)?» «Ano (What)?» the actress replied. This prompted Manzano to repeat his question, to which Mendiola replied, «color theme.» Manzano continued to prod his girlfriend, who appeared shy and reluctant, to spell out what they were talking about. Mendiola eventually mentioned that they were talking about color themes f...Keep on reading: Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola talk about wedding themes

3 harmful pollutants in the air you breathe

When harmful gases, smoke, and dust enter the atmosphere, pollution happens. Polluted air exposes us to a number of air contaminants that may lead to several respiratory diseases such as asthma, lung failure, bronchitis, and many more. This is why most peopl
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3 harmful pollutants in the air you breathe

When harmful gases, smoke, and dust enter the atmosphere, pollution happens. Polluted air exposes us to a number of air contaminants that may lead to several respiratory diseases such as asthma, lung failure, bronchitis, and many more. This is why most people choose to stay indoors. However, contrary to what most people believe, the air we breathe inside our homes may be just as dangerous as the air outside. Here we listed some of the most harmful contaminants found in the air that are dangerous to our health. 1. Tobacco Smoke Everyone knows the harmful things smoking can do to a person's body and the environment. Smokers aren't the only ones affected but also the people around t...Keep on reading: 3 harmful pollutants in the air you breathe

Duterte to meet with Diokno, Dominguez amid budget impasse

President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with his budget and finance chiefs to see if a compromise is possible following the impasse on the over the P3.76-trillion proposed national budget for 2019. «Tinanong ko po ang Presidente, ang sabi lang po niya s
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Duterte to meet with Diokno, Dominguez amid budget impasse

President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with his budget and finance chiefs to see if a compromise is possible following the impasse on the over the P3.76-trillion proposed national budget for 2019. «Tinanong ko po ang Presidente, ang sabi lang po niya sa akin ay isinangguni sa kaniya iyan ng mga kongresista iyong kanilang problema sa cash-based system,» Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in an interview over radio dzRH. «Ang sinabi niya ay pupulungin niya ngayong araw na ito, mamayang hapon, si Secretary [Benjamin] Diokno at si Secretary [Carlos »Sonny« Garca III ] Dominguez kung pupuwedeng makipag-compromise ang kaniyang dalawang Gabinete doon sa mga kongresista,» Roque said w...Keep on reading: Duterte to meet with Diokno, Dominguez amid budget impasse

Barrientos keeps lead in 2 divisions in GMTBC Open qualifiers

Art Barrientos, one of the country's most promising bowlers, continued to pace two divisions in the ongoing 4th GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Invitational Open Championships at the Sta. Lucia Grand Mall Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal. Results of the qualifying games o
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Barrientos keeps lead in 2 divisions in GMTBC Open qualifiers

Art Barrientos, one of the country's most promising bowlers, continued to pace two divisions in the ongoing 4th GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Invitational Open Championships at the Sta. Lucia Grand Mall Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal. Results of the qualifying games on Tuesday showed Barrientos of TBAM-Prima posting a total of 1353 in six games to lead the Mixed Open class, followed closely by another TBAM-Prima mainstay Tyrone Ongpauco with 1352, and Charles Calamba of Sletba-GMTBC with 1323. Barrientos also shows the way in the Mixed Youth division with 1305, with Kayle Abad of PBA-Nobleland and Noelle Campos of TBAM-Prima trailing with 1296 and 1293, respectively. In the Mixed Classified ...Keep on reading: Barrientos keeps lead in 2 divisions in GMTBC Open qualifiers

Pacquiao wants those behind smuggled drugs executed by firing squad

If he had his way, Senator Manny Pacquiao said he himself would execute the drug lord behind the P6.8 billion worth of shabu that was allegedly smuggled into the country. «Nakakainit talaga ng ulo...parang ang gusto ko ba 'pag nahuli 'yung nagpasok n
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Pacquiao wants those behind smuggled drugs executed by firing squad

If he had his way, Senator Manny Pacquiao said he himself would execute the drug lord behind the P6.8 billion worth of shabu that was allegedly smuggled into the country. «Nakakainit talaga ng ulo...parang ang gusto ko ba 'pag nahuli 'yung nagpasok ng droga na yan dito at nahuli 'yong droga na marami, ilagay sa tabi niya yung droga, ilagay sa tabi dun, tapos ipakita sa taumbayan. I-firing squad,» Pacquaio said in an interview at the Senate on Wednesday. «I-firing squad talaga. Kung ako, i-firing squad kasi ang tigas talaga ng ulo. Ewan ko kung Filipino ang gumagawa o foreigners ang gumagawa. Gusto kong masampulan ang foreigners na nagpapasok dito sa ating bansa.» "Para sa akin w...Keep on reading: Pacquiao wants those behind smuggled drugs executed by firing squad

John Lennon’s, Paul McCartney’s sons take Beatles fans down memory lane

Is this the onset of a second wave of Beatlemania? But then again, did it ever leave? Many Beatles fans were in a frenzy when Sean Ono Lennon, the only son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, shared a picture of him with James McCartney, Paul McCartney's son with th
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John Lennon’s, Paul McCartney’s sons take Beatles fans down memory lane

Is this the onset of a second wave of Beatlemania? But then again, did it ever leave? Many Beatles fans were in a frenzy when Sean Ono Lennon, the only son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, shared a picture of him with James McCartney, Paul McCartney's son with the late Linda Eastman, on his Instagram last Aug. 13. In the picture, Sean and James can be seen sitting side by side in a grassy, park-like area, gazing into the camera. The striking resemblance was uncanny, as Sean and James pretty much took after their own fathers---not just in looks, but also in their careers. «Peekaboo,» wrote Sean. https://www.instagram.com/p/BmbE-dcHL1G/?taken-by=sean_ono_lennon The photo gar...Keep on reading: John Lennon’s, Paul McCartney’s sons take Beatles fans down memory lane

Robbery with homicide suspect escapes Pasay jail

A 26-year old detainee facing robbery and homicide charges escaped the Pasay City Jail Tuesday night. A police report released Wednesday showed that Nikolo Delemios, alias Miko, escaped at 8:05 pm. Delemios reportedly fled through the roof of the jail,
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Robbery with homicide suspect escapes Pasay jail

A 26-year old detainee facing robbery and homicide charges escaped the Pasay City Jail Tuesday night. A police report released Wednesday showed that Nikolo Delemios, alias Miko, escaped at 8:05 pm. Delemios reportedly fled through the roof of the jail, Senior Supt. Noel Flores, Pasay police chief, said in a text message. Authorities have launched a manhunt against the suspect. /cbb...Keep on reading: Robbery with homicide suspect escapes Pasay jail

Drug pusher killed in Romblon buy bust

CITY OF CALAPAN -- A suspected drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation conducted by the police on Tuesday afternoon in Odiongan town, Romblon province. Supt. Imelda Tolentino, information officer of the Mimaropa police, said police and drug agents
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Drug pusher killed in Romblon buy bust

CITY OF CALAPAN -- A suspected drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation conducted by the police on Tuesday afternoon in Odiongan town, Romblon province. Supt. Imelda Tolentino, information officer of the Mimaropa police, said police and drug agents conducted a buy-bust operation against Rolando Medina, 49. The operation resulted to an armed encounter when Medina drew his firearm towards the operating team «upon sensing that he was transacting business with law enforcers,» near the Bongoy river in Barangay Liwanag around 3 p.m. Tolentino said Medina, a resident of Barangay Malabanan, in Balete town, Batangas, was rushed to the Romblon Provincial Hospital but died on the wa...Keep on reading: Drug pusher killed in Romblon buy bust

3 men killed in Bulacan police operation

CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, BULACAN - Police killed a drug suspect and two suspected robbers, according to reports released by the Bulacan police. The suspect identified only as «Hapon» died during a clash with the police in a drug bust at 12:50 a.
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3 men killed in Bulacan police operation

CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, BULACAN - Police killed a drug suspect and two suspected robbers, according to reports released by the Bulacan police. The suspect identified only as «Hapon» died during a clash with the police in a drug bust at 12:50 a.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 15) in the City of San Jose del Monte. Recovered from the crime scene were a .38-caliber revolver and nine sachets of shabu (crystal meth) weighing 5.5 grams. On Tuesday (Aug. 14) in Pulilan town, police shot dead two unidentified men around 9:30 a.m. along the NIA Road in Barangay (village) Cut-cot. The police said the suspects fired the first shot. Supt. Erwin Tadeo, Pulilan police chief, said village watchmen al...Keep on reading: 3 men killed in Bulacan police operation

Threat from on high: Drones trigger race to boost air defense

PARIS, France -- From hand-held copters that zoom around the living room to high-speed craft offering the sensation of flying over the countryside, drones have won over legions of fans -- and are proving a growing challenge for security authorities. Expert
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Threat from on high: Drones trigger race to boost air defense

PARIS, France -- From hand-held copters that zoom around the living room to high-speed craft offering the sensation of flying over the countryside, drones have won over legions of fans -- and are proving a growing challenge for security authorities. Experts say models readily available on the market can easily be turned into a «poor man's weapon», a remote-controlled bomb or a means of filming a site in preparation for an attack. «This is going to be the weapon of choice for those who feel that they are technically outmatched in other areas,» said Todd Humphreys, an engineering professor at the University of Austin in Texas who specializes in drone research. Already the list...Keep on reading: Threat from on high: Drones trigger race to boost air defense

Duterte to be first PH president in Israel

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Israel, the first Philippine President to do so, from Sept. 2 to 5.   Malacaang on Tuesday confirmed that the President had accepted the invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   In
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Duterte to be first PH president in Israel

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Israel, the first Philippine President to do so, from Sept. 2 to 5.   Malacaang on Tuesday confirmed that the President had accepted the invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   In a press briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the trip to Israel would be followed by a visit to Jordan, though no details of the Jordan trip were made available.   Roque said the President's visit to Israel will be the first by a Philippine president since diplomatic ties were established between the Philippines and Israel in 1957.   According to Roque, the President and Netanyahu were expected to...Keep on reading: Duterte to be first PH president in Israel

PAF gets US tech for sea patrols

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday received from the United States a system upgrade for its maritime patrol operations, particularly at the West Philippine Sea. The Special Airborne Mission Installation and Response (Sabir) system, worth P807 millio
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PAF gets US tech for sea patrols

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday received from the United States a system upgrade for its maritime patrol operations, particularly at the West Philippine Sea. The Special Airborne Mission Installation and Response (Sabir) system, worth P807 million, would be fitted in one of the PAF's C-130 planes. The Department of National Defense said it could acquire more of the planes to devote one to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Sabir would fill the «gap in our surveillance capability.» «It's huge,» he said. «We didn't have this capability before.» He said the PAF could now use Sabir-equipped planes to ...Keep on reading: PAF gets US tech for sea patrols

DepEd to probe loss of textbooks worth P25M

The Department of Education (DepEd) will look into the loss of P25.2 million in books which the Commission on Audit (COA) flagged in a recent report. At least 820,682 textbooks were found damaged by water in the warehouse of Lexicon Press Inc., which had w
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DepEd to probe loss of textbooks worth P25M

The Department of Education (DepEd) will look into the loss of P25.2 million in books which the Commission on Audit (COA) flagged in a recent report. At least 820,682 textbooks were found damaged by water in the warehouse of Lexicon Press Inc., which had won a P72-million contract to reprint 2.4 million textbooks. The damaged books had been stored at Lexicon's warehouse while officials waited for the results of bidding for forwarding services and improvement of DepEd's warehouse in Taguig City. The Lexicon warehouse was flooded resulting in the books --- some for English, Araling Panlipunan and Mathematics --- being damaged. The water-logged books were later thrown away. ---Jhes...Keep on reading: DepEd to probe loss of textbooks worth P25M

Federalism needs more study, says Diokno

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno on Tuesday joined a growing list of Cabinet members expressing hesitance to take a plunge into the planned shift to a federal form of government, saying it needed deeper study. «Now that it's the major issue of th
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Federalism needs more study, says Diokno

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno on Tuesday joined a growing list of Cabinet members expressing hesitance to take a plunge into the planned shift to a federal form of government, saying it needed deeper study. «Now that it's the major issue of the day, I will suggest to the economic managers that we should come up with an in-depth study,» Diokno said at the Meet Inquirer multimedia forum. «I've been teaching fiscal federalism for many years,» he said. «The core of federalism is the fiscal side---how do you finance the federal government?» he added. "The important thing is, first of all, let's figure out what functions are going to be federal and what functions are to b...Keep on reading: Federalism needs more study, says Diokno

DA execs find rice shortage caused by war on smuggling

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said the successful campaign against rice smuggling had led to rice shortage here, sending rice prices skyrocketing to more than P50 per kilogram. «It's a good job gone bad,» Piol said. «Good job bec
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DA execs find rice shortage caused by war on smuggling

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said the successful campaign against rice smuggling had led to rice shortage here, sending rice prices skyrocketing to more than P50 per kilogram. «It's a good job gone bad,» Piol said. «Good job because smuggling (of rice has) stopped. But bad because Zamboanga is experiencing rice shortage,» Piol said at a visit in Zamboanga City. «It's only in Zamboanga City that we ran out of rice stocks and, what is funny, the successful campaign against rice smuggling was one of the reasons behind the rice shortage here,» Piol added. He said, however, he was not blaming anyone. Backlash "In fact, we are happy that we have succeeded in stoppi...Keep on reading: DA execs find rice shortage caused by war on smuggling

Fil-Am Patrick Mayuyu wins Aubrey Award for choreography

  SAN DIEGO --- Filipino American Patrick Mayuyu has won the Aubrey Award for Best Choreography for his work last year on Onstage Playhouse' staging of the musical «Spring Awakening.»   The 53rd installment of the awards, pr
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Fil-Am Patrick Mayuyu wins Aubrey Award for choreography

  SAN DIEGO --- Filipino American Patrick Mayuyu has won the Aubrey Award for Best Choreography for his work last year on Onstage Playhouse' staging of the musical «Spring Awakening.»   The 53rd installment of the awards, presented by the San Diego Association of Community Theaters, celebrate the actors, designers, and production teams who contributed to the 2017-18 season. The ceremony was held at The Dana-Mission Bay Hotel.   «I was so happy to even be nominated,» says Mayuyu.   «When they said my name that night, all of my 'Spring Awakening' family stood up from the table so fast and screamed so loud!   »It was a very exciting an...Keep on reading: Fil-Am Patrick Mayuyu wins Aubrey Award for choreography

Vegas man gets 34 years for killing Fil-Am ex-girlfriend

  LAS VEGAS --Brandon Hanson was sentenced to 34 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, Makayla Rhiner, a 21-year-old Filipino American in the west Las Vegas Valley. Hanson was found guilty of stabbing Rhiner to death inside her garage
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Vegas man gets 34 years for killing Fil-Am ex-girlfriend

  LAS VEGAS --Brandon Hanson was sentenced to 34 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, Makayla Rhiner, a 21-year-old Filipino American in the west Las Vegas Valley. Hanson was found guilty of stabbing Rhiner to death inside her garage last year. The judge said Hanson stalked Rhiner, damaged her car, then went to her home with a hunting knife and a different pair of shoes. «I think there are things you just won't admit,» Judge DouglasHerndon said to Hanson. «You didn't just forget your phone and go over there with a hunting knife,» Fox5Vegas reported. Hanson told the judge the drug Zoloft played a part in the murder:"While on medication, I did things I...Keep on reading: Vegas man gets 34 years for killing Fil-Am ex-girlfriend

Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants – ACLU lawsuit

BOSTON --- A civil rights group says federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation «trap» at their required interviews. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts say
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Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants – ACLU lawsuit

BOSTON --- A civil rights group says federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation «trap» at their required interviews. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts says in a legal brief filed Monday that documents show U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is actively coordinating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to facilitate arrests when people visit USCIS offices for marriage interviews. The brief is part of a class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of immigrants who have been or fear being separated from their U.S.-citizen spouses. Among the plaintiffs is Lilian Calderon, a ...Keep on reading: Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants – ACLU lawsuit

Retired cop linked to Parojinogs arrested in Misamis Oriental

LUGAIT, Misamis Oriental --- Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Northern Mindano (Region 10) arrested on Tuesday a retired police officer in Purok Mabini, Barangay Poblacion in this town here on Tuesday. Ruben Vilbar, 58, served in
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Retired cop linked to Parojinogs arrested in Misamis Oriental

LUGAIT, Misamis Oriental --- Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Northern Mindano (Region 10) arrested on Tuesday a retired police officer in Purok Mabini, Barangay Poblacion in this town here on Tuesday. Ruben Vilbar, 58, served in the Philippine National Police (PNP) for 29 years before retiring in 2016 with the rank of senior police officer 4 (SPO4). Vilbar, a trusted partner of Ozamiz City Councilor Reynaldo Parojinog, is considered a high value target, being 14th in the PDEA list of drug personalities in the region, according to Wilkins Villanueva, PDEA regional director. Vilbar served the PNP for 29 years. "Isa siya sa mga trusted cohort ni [Ricardo]...Keep on reading: Retired cop linked to Parojinogs arrested in Misamis Oriental

Davao City approves P1-million aid to flood-stricken Marikina

DAVAO CITY --- The Davao City government will extend financial aid of P1 million to Marikina City, its sister city, which was severely hit by flooding caused by heavy rainfall due to the southwest monsoon aggravated by Tropical Storm Karding last week. Th
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Davao City approves P1-million aid to flood-stricken Marikina

DAVAO CITY --- The Davao City government will extend financial aid of P1 million to Marikina City, its sister city, which was severely hit by flooding caused by heavy rainfall due to the southwest monsoon aggravated by Tropical Storm Karding last week. The City Council approved the financial aid on Tuesday «The money is intended to help residents of the 10 barangays affected by the massive flooding,» the city Public Information Office here reported. «Mayor Inday Sara Duterte asked the City Council to give her the authority to utilize a portion of the Quick Response Fund of the city to help Marikina City, which happens to be our sister city,» Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag said. ...Keep on reading: Davao City approves P1-million aid to flood-stricken Marikina

Senate to summon Cesar Montano for ‘Buhay Carinderia’ mess

        Senator Richard Gordon saidon Tuesdaythat the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will summon former Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano for its next hearing on the scrapped «Buhay Ca
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Senate to summon Cesar Montano for ‘Buhay Carinderia’ mess

        Senator Richard Gordon saidon Tuesdaythat the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will summon former Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano for its next hearing on the scrapped «Buhay Carinderia» campaign.   «We are going to call Mr. Montano in the next hearing. We will finish this meeting so we can do a report on this,» Gordon said during the hearing on the P60-million advertisement deal between the Department of Tourism (DOT) and state-run television network PTV-4.   Montano resigned in May after being tagged in TPB's P80-million funding controversy for the «Buhay Carinderia» food tourism project. ...Keep on reading: Senate to summon Cesar Montano for ‘Buhay Carinderia’ mess

As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

  JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city r
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As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

  JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city readies to welcome tens of thousands of athletes and visitors.   The 18th Asian Games, which run until September 2, are being held in Jakarta, Palembang on the island of Sumatra, and in West Java. About 12,000 athletes, support staff and officials and 5,000 journalists are expected.   It's the second time Indonesia has hosted the games. The first in 1962 was under the country's founding president Sukarno, who...Keep on reading: As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

SC: Legal competence to argue ICC case not exclusive to De Lima

The Supreme Courton Tuesdaysaid they could not find «circumstances and competencies» that would make Senator Leila De Lima the only person capable of defending the petition of the minority senators against the government's withdrawal of membershi
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SC: Legal competence to argue ICC case not exclusive to De Lima

The Supreme Courton Tuesdaysaid they could not find «circumstances and competencies» that would make Senator Leila De Lima the only person capable of defending the petition of the minority senators against the government's withdrawal of membership from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). «It is true that not all of her co-petitioners are lawyers who are equipped with technical competence to argue before courts. Still, it does not appear clearly to this Court why Senator De Lima---and no one else-must argue for their petition,» the high court said in a 16-page resolution made publicTuesdaythat denied De Lima's plea to argue on behalf of the Senate. READ: SC d...Keep on reading: SC: Legal competence to argue ICC case not exclusive to De Lima

Man beats 11-year-old great-niece to death with table leg after mistaking her ‘the devil’

A mentally unstable man in the UK beat his 11-year-old great-niece to death last Feb. 9 using a broken table leg with screws sticking out after he had mistaken her for Satan in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The suspect, Delroy Forrester, 51, was found by po
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Man beats 11-year-old great-niece to death with table leg after mistaking her ‘the devil’

A mentally unstable man in the UK beat his 11-year-old great-niece to death last Feb. 9 using a broken table leg with screws sticking out after he had mistaken her for Satan in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The suspect, Delroy Forrester, 51, was found by police officers straddling the victim, Jasmine Forrester after his mother, Victoria who was also injured, asked their neighbor's help, as reported by The Guardianyesterday, Aug. 13. Jasmine was brought to the hospital; however, she passed away from head and neck injuries which include lacerations and bruises, reports Metro. Hours before the attack, the suspect's daughter, Tyler Forrester, called the Crisis at Penn Hospital for assis...Keep on reading: Man beats 11-year-old great-niece to death with table leg after mistaking her ‘the devil’

Duterte is not Arroyo; Lacson ‘pork’ warning misplaced — Diokno

Budget Secretary Benjamin Dioknoon Tuesdaysaid Sen. Panfilo Lacson's fear of the «pork barrel» system coming be back was «misplaced,» after House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said no congressman would receive a zero budget. Diokno
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Duterte is not Arroyo; Lacson ‘pork’ warning misplaced — Diokno

Budget Secretary Benjamin Dioknoon Tuesdaysaid Sen. Panfilo Lacson's fear of the «pork barrel» system coming be back was «misplaced,» after House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said no congressman would receive a zero budget. Diokno said President Rodrigo Duterte has a «strong» anti-corruption drive and assured the public that thecash-based P3.757-trillon national budget for 2019 was «pork-free.» Arroyo, who is barely a month into being the new Speaker, earlier said all House members would receive allocations despite their political affiliation. Lacson raised fears that this move would signal the return of the pork barrel system or the Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork b...Keep on reading: Duterte is not Arroyo; Lacson ‘pork’ warning misplaced — Diokno

In Paris, eco-friendly cubist urinals draw ridicule, anger

PARIS, France -- Paris's penchant for urban urinals has taken a new ecological turn with trialing of a new dry and allegedly odorless version known as the «uritrottoir.» But the red-topped receptacle appears to have mainly provoked ribbing and
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In Paris, eco-friendly cubist urinals draw ridicule, anger

PARIS, France -- Paris's penchant for urban urinals has taken a new ecological turn with trialing of a new dry and allegedly odorless version known as the «uritrottoir.» But the red-topped receptacle appears to have mainly provoked ribbing and ridicule and, among some local residents, even rage. «It's a little weird... but if you need to go it's better than to going on the street,» admits Jonathan, a tourist from New York who examined the rectangular facility with plants growing on top, which offers little or no privacy to those looking for roadside relief. «It's a little bit in the open, some people might be uncomfortable,» he said as several boats packed with tourists floa...Keep on reading: In Paris, eco-friendly cubist urinals draw ridicule, anger

Wyoming officials oppose returning Balanginga church bells to PH

  CHEYENNE, Wyo. --- Elected officials from Wyoming said they oppose plans to return church bells seized as war trophies from the Philippines over a century ago.   Two of the Bells of Balangiga are at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne
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Wyoming officials oppose returning Balanginga church bells to PH

  CHEYENNE, Wyo. --- Elected officials from Wyoming said they oppose plans to return church bells seized as war trophies from the Philippines over a century ago.   Two of the Bells of Balangiga are at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The third is with the U.S. Army in South Korea.   Wyoming's all-Republican congressional delegation said the bells are memorials to American war dead and should not go back to the Philippines.   Delegation staffers said the Defense Department notified Congress over the weekend of the plan to return the bells.   U.S. Army soldiers took the bells after an attack killed 48 American troops i...Keep on reading: Wyoming officials oppose returning Balanginga church bells to PH

Pastor shames woman breastfeeding in church; minister apologizes

BRIGHTON, Michigan, United States --- A Michigan pastor apologized to a woman who said she was shamed for breastfeeding inside a church in a Detroit suburb. Amy Marchant, 29, said a church leader privately messaged her on Facebook after she nursed her chil
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Pastor shames woman breastfeeding in church; minister apologizes

BRIGHTON, Michigan, United States --- A Michigan pastor apologized to a woman who said she was shamed for breastfeeding inside a church in a Detroit suburb. Amy Marchant, 29, said a church leader privately messaged her on Facebook after she nursed her child at The Naz Church in Brighton two months ago. Marchant was accused of immodesty and inspiring «lustfulness,» she said. «Of all the places, it is most hurtful when it comes from your own church, that you are going to cause guys to lust after you,» Marchant told the Livingston Daily Press & Argus . The church leader told Marchant to cover when breastfeeding or to use a private room. "Even if I wanted to go somewhere ...Keep on reading: Pastor shames woman breastfeeding in church; minister apologizes

Former WWE star Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63

Jim «The Anvil» Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63.   The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and «succumb
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Former WWE star Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63

Jim «The Anvil» Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63.   The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and «succumbed to his injury» on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected.   Neidhart's daughter, known as Natalya, wrestles for the WWE and is a former women's champion. Neidhart made appearances with his daughter on the WWE reality series «Total Divas.»   «My dad was always a fighter,» she wrote in an Instagram post.   Neidhart, Bret «Hitman» Hart and manager Jimmy «The Mouth of the South» Hart made up the Ha...Keep on reading: Former WWE star Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63

12 Ecuadorean soccer fans killed in post-game bus crash

  LIMA, Peru --- A bus loaded with fans of a soccer team overturned on a highway in Ecuador after a game, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 others, Ecuadorean police said Monday.   The accident happened Sunday afternoon as the Barc
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12 Ecuadorean soccer fans killed in post-game bus crash

  LIMA, Peru --- A bus loaded with fans of a soccer team overturned on a highway in Ecuador after a game, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 others, Ecuadorean police said Monday.   The accident happened Sunday afternoon as the Barcelona SC fans were heading back to their home city of Guayaquil following a draw against a team from nearby Cuenca.   Police said they were still investigating to determine what happened, but some witnesses told local media that the bus was seen trying to overtake other vehicles shortly before the crash.   The soccer team has decided to honor the dead with a memorial service at its home stadium. /kga...Keep on reading: 12 Ecuadorean soccer fans killed in post-game bus crash