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Bulacan torches Rizal; Makati triumphs

Makati coach Cholo Villanueva has learned enough to teach his team the ins and outs of pressure defense. «You can't teach what you don't know,» said the former La Salle standout in the UAAP. «And (playing pressure defense) is something I'
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Bulacan torches Rizal; Makati triumphs

Makati coach Cholo Villanueva has learned enough to teach his team the ins and outs of pressure defense. «You can't teach what you don't know,» said the former La Salle standout in the UAAP. «And (playing pressure defense) is something I've been teaching from the years of experience playing and being an understudy of the Pumarens (Franz and Derrick).» Makati proved it had a grasp of what had been La Salle's calling card during the Pumaren years, forcing 34 turnovers on a bewildered Basilan squad for a 77-65 victory Tuesday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League at Baliuag Star Arena in Baliwag, Bulacan. Makati drew 38 points from those Basilan error to come up wi...Keep on reading: Bulacan torches Rizal; Makati triumphs

Gov’t moves to address cops’, soldiers’ pension issue

President Duterte has ordered his economic team to immediately address the ballooning pension requirement of uniformed personnel, which the government intends to address by developing military properties and forming a new pension scheme. Finance Secretary
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Gov’t moves to address cops’, soldiers’ pension issue

President Duterte has ordered his economic team to immediately address the ballooning pension requirement of uniformed personnel, which the government intends to address by developing military properties and forming a new pension scheme. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told reporters recently that the Department of Finance and its consultant, George Ongkeko, last week presented the problem concerning armed personnel's pension to the President and the heads of the Departments of National Defense, the Interior and Local Government, Justice and Transportation, as well as the chiefs of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, and B...Keep on reading: Gov’t moves to address cops’, soldiers’ pension issue

Phoenix rises from its slump

    Coach Louie Alas didn't want another game that they ripped wide open right from the start slip away.   Leading once more by a huge margin, the Phoenix Fuel Masters had a finishing kick this time, dumping the GlobalPort Batan
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Phoenix rises from its slump

    Coach Louie Alas didn't want another game that they ripped wide open right from the start slip away.   Leading once more by a huge margin, the Phoenix Fuel Masters had a finishing kick this time, dumping the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 135-108, on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner's Cup to stay mathematically in the hunt for a playoff berth.   «We finally managed to protect our lead,» said Alas, whose charges opened up a 19-point lead against Rain or Shine two weeks ago only to fold up in the end.   «Hopefully, this is the start of something big,» he added.   "[The fold-up, like what happened against the Elasto Painter...Keep on reading: Phoenix rises from its slump

BSP hikes rates again amid high inflation

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Wednesday raised interest rates for the second time in six weeks to help arrest rising prices of local goods and services that accelerated to a five-year high last month. The increase---which brings the central bank's ke
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BSP hikes rates again amid high inflation

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Wednesday raised interest rates for the second time in six weeks to help arrest rising prices of local goods and services that accelerated to a five-year high last month. The increase---which brings the central bank's key overnight rate to 3.5 percent---comes in the wake of the record high inflation rate for the first five months of the year, which authorities had originally said would normalize by 2019 without any monetary policy tightening. At the same time, BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said regulators would not hesitate to tighten monetary policy further if its latest move proved to be insufficient in reining in upward price pressures. ...Keep on reading: BSP hikes rates again amid high inflation

Ilocos Norte fishers say Vietnamese poach on their ‘payaw’

SAN FERNANDO CITY --- If fishermen from Zambales and Pangasinan provinces have to deal with the Chinese Coast Guard at Panatag Shoal, their counterparts in Ilocos Norte province have been troubled by Vietnamese commercial fishermen who have been poaching on t
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Ilocos Norte fishers say Vietnamese poach on their ‘payaw’

SAN FERNANDO CITY --- If fishermen from Zambales and Pangasinan provinces have to deal with the Chinese Coast Guard at Panatag Shoal, their counterparts in Ilocos Norte province have been troubled by Vietnamese commercial fishermen who have been poaching on their «payaw» (fish aggregating devices or artificial reef).   Big Vietnamese fishing vessels have been anchored for days at payaw areas more than 600 kilometers (400 miles) off Ilocos Norte, Domingo La Torre, president of the Pasuquin Tuna Fishermen Association, said on Monday.   The Vietnamese also use «super light,» a device to attract fish, which is prohibited in the country by the Fisheries Code of 1998 (Rep...Keep on reading: Ilocos Norte fishers say Vietnamese poach on their ‘payaw’

Pangilinan says a new motion vs Sereno ouster may be filed

  Opposition Senator Francis «Kiko» Pangilinan said Wednesday that a second motion for reconsideration may be filed to «correct» the Supreme Court decision granting the quo warranto petition that ousted former Chief Justice Mar
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Pangilinan says a new motion vs Sereno ouster may be filed

  Opposition Senator Francis «Kiko» Pangilinan said Wednesday that a second motion for reconsideration may be filed to «correct» the Supreme Court decision granting the quo warranto petition that ousted former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   «Nalulungkot tayo dahil inagaw sa atin bilang Senado yung exclusive power,» Pangilinan told reporters.   «At kami ay umaasa pa rin na baka sakali, kung magkaroon pa ng pangalawang motion for reconsideration, hangga't maari nating i-exhaust ang all legal means to be able to correct this,» he added.   Still voting 8-6, the high court denied Sereno's motion for reconsideration on Wednesday.   ...Keep on reading: Pangilinan says a new motion vs Sereno ouster may be filed

Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

  'Buy Bust.' the much-awaited action-thriller film of Anne Curtis is set to hit Philippine theaters starting August 1.   The movie will also be closing the New York Asian Film Festival this coming July. The official poster and teaser of th
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Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

  'Buy Bust.' the much-awaited action-thriller film of Anne Curtis is set to hit Philippine theaters starting August 1.   The movie will also be closing the New York Asian Film Festival this coming July. The official poster and teaser of the film will be out and ready this Friday and fans have laid out their excitement for the film.   The story follows two teams deployed by an antidrug enforcement agency to clean up drug-infested slums of Metro Manila.   Unlike her usual classy, poised, compelling roles, Buy Bust this time features a badass murderous Anne who shows a no-holds-barred style in slaying bad guys.   For this movie, Curti...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

2 drug pushers busted in Quezon hotel

  LUCENA CITY -- Police collared two suspected drug pushers conducting their illegal activities inside a hotel here on Tuesday night. Combined anti-illegal operatives from the Quezon police headquarters and local police, arrested Venancio Galinada
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2 drug pushers busted in Quezon hotel

  LUCENA CITY -- Police collared two suspected drug pushers conducting their illegal activities inside a hotel here on Tuesday night. Combined anti-illegal operatives from the Quezon police headquarters and local police, arrested Venancio Galinada and Kent Julius Regodon, after they sold shabu (crystal meth) to a police agent inside a hotel in Barangay Isabang around 6 p.m., Supt. Romulo Albacea, Lucena police chief, said in a report. Authorities seized six plastic sachets of shabu weighing 13.75 grams and worth P61,875 in the street market. According to a police agent who was involved in the operation, the suspects have long been using hotels and inns as the base of the...Keep on reading: 2 drug pushers busted in Quezon hotel

Police nab 402 suspected criminals in Quezon

LUCENA CITY - Policemen in Quezon province have arrested 402 suspected criminals, including 234 wanted felons, in several operations dubbed «Oplan Salikop» since May 1. Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said operatives from d
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Police nab 402 suspected criminals in Quezon

LUCENA CITY - Policemen in Quezon province have arrested 402 suspected criminals, including 234 wanted felons, in several operations dubbed «Oplan Salikop» since May 1. Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said operatives from different towns armed with search and arrest warrants, collared 30 suspects for violation against loose firearms; 140 for illegal drugs; 162 for illegal gambling; seven for illegal logging, 45 for illegal fishing; and 18 for illegal cutting of coconut trees from May 1 to June 17. De Guzman also said authorities seized 31 illegal firearms of assorted calibers. Authorities likewise confiscated 597.43 grams of shabu (crystal meth) and 8.96 gr...Keep on reading: Police nab 402 suspected criminals in Quezon

LOOK: Tony Labrusca gets 1st place on first try at Spartan race

The Spartan race truly gives justice to its name, as the series of obstacle races with varying distances and range of difficulty seems like an undertaking fit only for the fiercest and toughest warrior society of ancient Greece. The Spartan race held in Fore
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LOOK: Tony Labrusca gets 1st place on first try at Spartan race

The Spartan race truly gives justice to its name, as the series of obstacle races with varying distances and range of difficulty seems like an undertaking fit only for the fiercest and toughest warrior society of ancient Greece. The Spartan race held in Foressa, Cebu last June 16 was a feat not meant for the weak, thanks to its rugged 6.5 kilometer terrain with 21 obstacles. For some, the idea of a first timer having a go at the behemoth race seems daunting, but actor and model Tony Labrusca proved that even a neophyte like him can conquer the said battlefield. Labrusca took to his Instagram account two days ago, June 18, to share to his fans his 1st place win in the Age Group Divisi...Keep on reading: LOOK: Tony Labrusca gets 1st place on first try at Spartan race

U.S. solon apologizes for U.S. colonial actions in PH

  DALY CITY -- A flag raising ceremony marked the 120thPhilippine Independence Day as this city has done for the last four years, but a prominent California lawmaker found it the right time to apologize for the shortcomings of the United States t
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U.S. solon apologizes for U.S. colonial actions in PH

  DALY CITY -- A flag raising ceremony marked the 120thPhilippine Independence Day as this city has done for the last four years, but a prominent California lawmaker found it the right time to apologize for the shortcomings of the United States to the country it colonized.   In her speech, United States Representative for California's 14thCongressional District Jackie Speier admitted that during the time that Filipinos were struggling to get away from the shackles of colonizers like Spain, Japan, and the Americans themselves, «the United States was not a good actor during all of these.»   "I want to pay a special tribute to all the Filipino Americans and...Keep on reading: U.S. solon apologizes for U.S. colonial actions in PH

Filipino teachers hired by Baltimore may be forced to leave U.S.

BALTIMORE, Maryland -- About 25 Baltimore teachers, mostly Filipinos, may soon be forced to leave their jobs and the country they've called home for more than ten years, because the Trump administration is restricting their ability to renew their visas. Th
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Filipino teachers hired by Baltimore may be forced to leave U.S.

BALTIMORE, Maryland -- About 25 Baltimore teachers, mostly Filipinos, may soon be forced to leave their jobs and the country they've called home for more than ten years, because the Trump administration is restricting their ability to renew their visas. The teachers haveH-1B visas, granted to immigrants with specialized skills that the United States needs. The visas, often used in the technology sector, allow workers to stay for three years and can be extended beyond that. Workers can eventually get permanent resident status, but it can take years, according to a report by The74Million.org. Baltimore' school district applied for the teachers' visa renewals months ago, but the f...Keep on reading: Filipino teachers hired by Baltimore may be forced to leave U.S.

Washington, DC Fil-Ams mark June 12 with cheers, jeers, and tears

  WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bookended by the Washington Caps victory parade in the morning and an LGBTQ community vigil late in the evening (June 12 events which many Filipino Americans participated in), this year's Philippine Independence Day commemora
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Washington, DC Fil-Ams mark June 12 with cheers, jeers, and tears

  WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bookended by the Washington Caps victory parade in the morning and an LGBTQ community vigil late in the evening (June 12 events which many Filipino Americans participated in), this year's Philippine Independence Day commemoration was marked by controversy, with Filipino Americans divided over a tradition that had usually unified them. Except, of course, during the Marcos years. During that period, from 1972 to 1986, Philippine Independence Day was a contentious issue. While the Philippine Embassy and pro-Marcos supporters went about observing June 12 as a«Day of Unity,» opponents slammed any celebration under the «US-Marcos Dictatorship» as a mockery ...Keep on reading: Washington, DC Fil-Ams mark June 12 with cheers, jeers, and tears

Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0

SOCHI, Russia --- Dries Mertens' perfectly struck volley finally opened up Panama and allowed Romelu Lukaku to take full advantage. Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span in the second half as Belgium earned a 3-0 victory over Panama in its World Cup o
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Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0

SOCHI, Russia --- Dries Mertens' perfectly struck volley finally opened up Panama and allowed Romelu Lukaku to take full advantage. Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span in the second half as Belgium earned a 3-0 victory over Panama in its World Cup opener on Monday. Saddled with massive expectations and a lineup of talent the envy of other teams in the tournament, Belgium finally showed flashes of being the dominant team worthy of title consideration. The two goals from Lukaku came shortly after Mertens scored from about 18 yards in the opening moments of the second half, finally relieving some pressure after Belgium was unable to break down Panama for the first 45 minutes. ...Keep on reading: Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0

Batang Gilas faces early tests in Fiba U-17 World Cup

The Philippines will be facing early tests in the coming Fiba Under-17 World Cup. Batang Gilas is in Group D along with France, Croatia and host Argentina, teams that assistant coach Josh Reyes described as among the «toughest teams» in the field
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Batang Gilas faces early tests in Fiba U-17 World Cup

The Philippines will be facing early tests in the coming Fiba Under-17 World Cup. Batang Gilas is in Group D along with France, Croatia and host Argentina, teams that assistant coach Josh Reyes described as among the «toughest teams» in the field. «If you noticed, there's no Spain, there's no Greece, there's no Lithuania that's because in the European championship, France and Croatia beat them,» Reyes said during Batang Gilas' sendoff dinner on Monday. «I think we're grouped with the toughest teams out there,» he added. Reyes is particularly wary of France and its top player. "The No. 1 player in Europe right now in this age group is playing for France, Killian Hayes. If you look ...Keep on reading: Batang Gilas faces early tests in Fiba U-17 World Cup

Russia has chance to make mark at World Cup with another win

MOSCOW --- With or without Mohamed Salah in the lineup, Egypt should give Russia an indication if it has any shot at making a mark in this year's World Cup. Russia dismissed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game of the tournament, but the lopsided victory fai
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Russia has chance to make mark at World Cup with another win

MOSCOW --- With or without Mohamed Salah in the lineup, Egypt should give Russia an indication if it has any shot at making a mark in this year's World Cup. Russia dismissed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game of the tournament, but the lopsided victory failed to show if the team is actually good enough to succeed in international competition. The Saudi team did put up much of a fight, so any questions about Russia's readiness were left unanswered. Either way, the Russian team understands that one victory from its next two Group A matches can put the team in the knockout round. A win over Egypt in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, coupled with an Uruguay victory over Saudi Arabia on Wednes...Keep on reading: Russia has chance to make mark at World Cup with another win

Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

MOSCOW --- Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday. A second straight defeat would ensure elimination for the North African side which has not let an opposing player score in this World Cup campaign since 2015.
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Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

MOSCOW --- Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday. A second straight defeat would ensure elimination for the North African side which has not let an opposing player score in this World Cup campaign since 2015. An own goal by Morocco forward Aziz Bouhaddouz in stoppage-time was decisive in a 1-0 loss to Iran last Friday in a game it mostly dominated. «Because they lost the first game, Morocco will give everything. They have no other choice,» Portugal forward Andre Silva said. Portugal's opening 3-3 draw with Spain in a World Cup classic means Morocco must take at least one point before the Spanish play Iran in Wednesday's late game in...Keep on reading: Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

Treb wants everyone to speak up

Clearly, this is not the same Famas of yore. The highlight of the 66th Famas Awards was the audaciously rousing acceptance speech made by Treb Monteras II, whose Cinemalaya film «Respeto» won second place, Grand Jury Prize. Monteras dedicate
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Treb wants everyone to speak up

Clearly, this is not the same Famas of yore. The highlight of the 66th Famas Awards was the audaciously rousing acceptance speech made by Treb Monteras II, whose Cinemalaya film «Respeto» won second place, Grand Jury Prize. Monteras dedicated the honor to victims of human rights violations, then and now---specifically, those who suffered during the martial law regime and those who are now suffering in the ongoing war against drugs. He asserted: «Huwag tayong matakot na gamitin ang ating boses para magtanong, para magsalita at higit sa lahat para mag-ingay! (Let us not be afraid to use our voice to inquire, to speak and, more than anything else, to make noise!)» Monter...Keep on reading: Treb wants everyone to speak up

‘13 Reasons Why’s’ ‘edgy’ new kid

  Bryce Cass was cast last year to star in the second season of «13 Reasons Why» as new character Cyrus, «an edgy, cynical mischief maker who serves as an unexpected champion of the downtrodden,» according to entertainment
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‘13 Reasons Why’s’ ‘edgy’ new kid

  Bryce Cass was cast last year to star in the second season of «13 Reasons Why» as new character Cyrus, «an edgy, cynical mischief maker who serves as an unexpected champion of the downtrodden,» according to entertainment site Variety. Now that the hit Netflix series is out, Cyrus is shown as a prominent addition, a punk rock-influenced student who leads his own group of rejects and unhesitatingly befriends misfit photographer Tyler (Devin Druid). Cass, 20, is a former child actor whose guest appearances in TV shows include «ER,» «Barney & Friends» and, more recently, «The Night Shift.» He also had roles in films like «The Guardian» and «Battle: Los Angeles.» We...Keep on reading: ‘13 Reasons Why’s’ ‘edgy’ new kid

Derrick bares what makes love team with Barbie click

Derrick Monasterio and Barbie Forteza make «kilig levels» rise and spread good vibes in the charming rom-com «Inday Will Always Love You» (produced by GMA News and Public Affairs and airs weeknights on GMA Telebabad). I find the tit
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Derrick bares what makes love team with Barbie click

Derrick Monasterio and Barbie Forteza make «kilig levels» rise and spread good vibes in the charming rom-com «Inday Will Always Love You» (produced by GMA News and Public Affairs and airs weeknights on GMA Telebabad). I find the title so endearing because it reminds me of my late mom Inday Badiday. (Trivia: Ma's screen name was supposed to be «Inda Badida,» which was the name of an old lady who wandered in the streets of Balingasag, Cagayan de Oro. But my grandma Lala thought of adding the letter «Y» to make it relatable to Visayans.) The series puts the spotlight on the Queen City of the South and the Cebuano way of life. So aside from giving us a daily dose of romance and com...Keep on reading: Derrick bares what makes love team with Barbie click

Blatche, Castro, Romeo to lead PH team in Asian Games

Key players from TNT will mainly compose the members of the Philippine team that will compete in the Asian Games two months from now. KaTropa guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo and naturalized center Andray Blatche will lead the way for the Philippine
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Blatche, Castro, Romeo to lead PH team in Asian Games

Key players from TNT will mainly compose the members of the Philippine team that will compete in the Asian Games two months from now. KaTropa guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo and naturalized center Andray Blatche will lead the way for the Philippines. As per ESPN 5, Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Kelly Williams, Jericho Cruz, Anthony Semerad and Don Trollano are the other TNT players part of the squad. The roster also includes Gilas Pilipinas cadets Kobe Paras, Ricci Rivero and Abu Tratter. «We want the Asian Games lineup to be a combination of competing for a medal as well as building for the future, thus the inclusion of three Cadets,» Gilas head coach Chot Reyes sai...Keep on reading: Blatche, Castro, Romeo to lead PH team in Asian Games

Sister Patricia Fox vows to continue missionary work in PH

While the Department of Justice (DOJ) has granted her appeal to get her missionary visa back, Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox still has to face the deportation proceedings against her. But the 71-year old nun, who has been in the Philippines for
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Sister Patricia Fox vows to continue missionary work in PH

While the Department of Justice (DOJ) has granted her appeal to get her missionary visa back, Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox still has to face the deportation proceedings against her. But the 71-year old nun, who has been in the Philippines for more than 27 years, vowed on Monday to continue doing missionary work for the indigenous peoples, the urban poor and the oppressed farmers in the country. «I will continue [doing missionary work] because that's the expression of my mission,» Fox told reporters at Quiapo Church hours after the DOJ issued a favorable ruling on the revocation of her missionary visa. «For me, its the mandate of the Church,» the 71-year-old nun ...Keep on reading: Sister Patricia Fox vows to continue missionary work in PH

The most aesthetically pleasing scenes from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s new music video

Just when you thought Beyonc is done surprising everyone, she and husband Jay Z---collectively known as «The Carters»---suddenly dropped an album titled Everything Is Love and a music video for «Apes**t» over the weekend. Naturally, ev
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The most aesthetically pleasing scenes from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s new music video

Just when you thought Beyonc is done surprising everyone, she and husband Jay Z---collectively known as «The Carters»---suddenly dropped an album titled Everything Is Love and a music video for «Apes**t» over the weekend. Naturally, everyone lost their cool and probably hit the replay button way too much because the video now has over 10 million views---only a day has passed, people! The video was shot at The Louvre (yes, the Carters rented out the whole damn place) and it's said to be a celebration of music and art. Aptly so as «Apes**t» hit several points in an artistic standpoint and it's just an overall visual treat. Like, seriously, it's so satisfying to watch. So we're h...Keep on reading: The most aesthetically pleasing scenes from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s new music video

DFA: No Filipinos hurt in magnitude 5.9 Japan quake

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it has not received reports of Filipino casualties after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Japan on Monday.   At the same time, the Philippines expressed its condolences to Japanafter three people were k
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DFA: No Filipinos hurt in magnitude 5.9 Japan quake

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it has not received reports of Filipino casualties after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Japan on Monday.   At the same time, the Philippines expressed its condolences to Japanafter three people were killed and dozens were injured during the tremor.   READ:Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls   «We express our condolences to the Government of Japan over the loss of lives in this morning's earthquake in the Kansai Region,» Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said.   «We hope and pray that loss of lives and damage to property would be minimal,» he added. &nbs...Keep on reading: DFA: No Filipinos hurt in magnitude 5.9 Japan quake

Three people killed after being struck by train in south London

London --- British Transport Police say three people have died after being struck by a train in south London. Details about the deaths at the Loughborough Junction in south London are not yet clear. Police said the three were pronounced dead at the scene.
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Three people killed after being struck by train in south London

London --- British Transport Police say three people have died after being struck by a train in south London. Details about the deaths at the Loughborough Junction in south London are not yet clear. Police said the three were pronounced dead at the scene. Detective Superintendent Gary Richard said Monday that his team is «now working hard to understand what happened and how these three people came to lose their life on the railway.» He said the deaths are being treated as «unexplained.» /vvp...Keep on reading: Three people killed after being struck by train in south London

INQUIRER.net says no decision yet on Sotto’s request

  Senate President Vicente «Tito» Sotto III on Monday claimed that INQUIRER.net would grant his request to kill «malicious» opinion and news items because they were «original fake news.»   «They wil
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INQUIRER.net says no decision yet on Sotto’s request

  Senate President Vicente «Tito» Sotto III on Monday claimed that INQUIRER.net would grant his request to kill «malicious» opinion and news items because they were «original fake news.»   «They will take it down because it was fake news,» he said when asked if he would file libel charges against the news company if they rejected his request.   However, INQUIRER.net publisher and editor in chief Abel Ulanday said «there has been no decision yet on the request.»   Sotto attempted to parry questions on his request to kill three opinion and news articles, but the members of the media cornered him.   Over the weekend, US-based columnist Rod...Keep on reading: INQUIRER.net says no decision yet on Sotto’s request

Pokwang defends Lee O’Brian against ‘palamunin’ tag: ‘Basta kami masaya’

Filipinos have varying opinions when it comes to having a foreigner for a husband or a wife. Some have a positive outlook on these kinds of relationships, with those even considering it as an achievement of sorts to be chosen by a foreigner. Others have a neg
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Pokwang defends Lee O’Brian against ‘palamunin’ tag: ‘Basta kami masaya’

Filipinos have varying opinions when it comes to having a foreigner for a husband or a wife. Some have a positive outlook on these kinds of relationships, with those even considering it as an achievement of sorts to be chosen by a foreigner. Others have a negative opinion because of the prevailing societal belief that either the foreigner or the Filipino is using the other for economic gain, or perhaps for purely sexual reasons. Pokwang, who has been with her American partner Lee O'Brian since 2015, addressed such negative opinions regarding their relationship in an Instagram post on Friday, June 15. Uploading an old, sweet picture of them taken at The Ruins in Negros Occidental, ...Keep on reading: Pokwang defends Lee O’Brian against ‘palamunin’ tag: ‘Basta kami masaya’

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

WASHINGTON --- The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy «cruel» and «immoral&r
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Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

WASHINGTON --- The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy «cruel» and «immoral» while GOP Sen. Susan Collins expressed concern about it and a former adviser to President Donald Trump said he thought the issue was going to hurt the president at some point. Religious groups, including some conservative ones, are protesting. Mrs. Bush made some of the strongest comments yet about the policy from the Republican side of the aisle. "I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international bound...Keep on reading: Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Apple aims to solve problems locating 911 calls for help

SAN FRANCISCO --- Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple's promise, the iPhone's next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpoi
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Apple aims to solve problems locating 911 calls for help

SAN FRANCISCO --- Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple's promise, the iPhone's next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the US. Apple is trying to solve a problem caused by the technological mismatch between a 50-year-old system built for landlines and today's increasingly sophisticated smartphones. An estimated 80 percent of roughly 240 million emergency calls in the US this year will come from mobile phones, most of which are capable of precisely tracking where their ...Keep on reading: Apple aims to solve problems locating 911 calls for help

Cops, gov’t employees nabbed in cockfight

Police counter-intelligence operatives arrested three fellow lawmen and two government employees allegedly engaged in illegal cockfighting in Bulacan on Sunday. Members of the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) and Philippine National Police-Intelligen
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Cops, gov’t employees nabbed in cockfight

Police counter-intelligence operatives arrested three fellow lawmen and two government employees allegedly engaged in illegal cockfighting in Bulacan on Sunday. Members of the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) and Philippine National Police-Intelligence Group collared the suspects in an operation at about 10 a.m. inside Heroesville Subdivision, Barangay Gaya-Gaya, in San Jose Del Monte City. A police spot report identified those arrested as Police Officer (PO) 2 Michael Somido of the National Capital Region Police Office-Presidential PNP Security Force Unit; PO1 Raymond Meneses of the Caloocan City Police; and PO1 Rhovel Araceli of the Northern Police District-District Pub...Keep on reading: Cops, gov’t employees nabbed in cockfight

What happened when Kris Aquino and Bimby reached out to James Yap on Father’s Day?

Yesterday, Kris Aquino went live on Facebook and Instagram once again but this time on a positive note. She was joined by her sons Bimby and Joshua. It started off with surprise videos from her kids to celebrate her on Father's Day. Bimby then went on to ask
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What happened when Kris Aquino and Bimby reached out to James Yap on Father’s Day?

Yesterday, Kris Aquino went live on Facebook and Instagram once again but this time on a positive note. She was joined by her sons Bimby and Joshua. It started off with surprise videos from her kids to celebrate her on Father's Day. Bimby then went on to ask her some questions including a moment wherein she was proud of him. Kris then shared a story that was quite recent. «I've been doing this movie and there are certain things in that movie, there was a line there na na-affect po talaga ako,» Kris said. "My proudest moment for you is that I said to you, 'How could I effectively deliver those lines if I can't make it true in my heart, right?' There was a message there about forg...Keep on reading: What happened when Kris Aquino and Bimby reached out to James Yap on Father’s Day?

Barker shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Marikina

A barker was shot by two unidentified male motorcycle-riding suspects in Marikina City on Sunday night.   According to a report from Marikina City Police Station, the victim was identified as Anthony «Nonoy» Velasco, 25, of Barangay Tum
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Barker shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Marikina

A barker was shot by two unidentified male motorcycle-riding suspects in Marikina City on Sunday night.   According to a report from Marikina City Police Station, the victim was identified as Anthony «Nonoy» Velasco, 25, of Barangay Tumana, Marikina, who called passengers for public utility vehicles as a livelihood.   The report said that as Velasco was knocking at the gate of his house at about 11 p.m. when two men on separate motorcycles opened fire, hitting him in the neck and stomach.   The suspects then fled.   The Marikina police are conducting follow-up operations, while Velasco was rushed to a hospital for treatment. /cbb...Keep on reading: Barker shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Marikina

Nine-year-old girl dies after strong quake shakes Japan

A nine-year-old girl was killed and one other person feared dead after a strong quake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka during Monday's morning rush hour. There were no immediate reports of major damage and no tsunami warning was issued after the powerfu
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Nine-year-old girl dies after strong quake shakes Japan

A nine-year-old girl was killed and one other person feared dead after a strong quake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka during Monday's morning rush hour. There were no immediate reports of major damage and no tsunami warning was issued after the powerful quake, which stranded commuters and left tens of thousands without power. Local police said a girl, aged nine, had died in the city of Takatsuki, north of Osaka city. Media reported she had been trapped when a wall collapsed on her at school following the 5.3-magnitude quake. Public broadcaster NHK said an 80-year-old man had been killed, also by a collapsing wall. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters the government...Keep on reading: Nine-year-old girl dies after strong quake shakes Japan

1 dead, 4 hurt in van-bus collision in Quezon

LUCENA CITY -- A van passenger died and four others were injured after their vehicle collided head-on with a passenger bus in Tiaong town in Quezon province early Monday. A police spot report said a Toyota Hi Ace van being driven by Gerry Dael was negotiat
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1 dead, 4 hurt in van-bus collision in Quezon

LUCENA CITY -- A van passenger died and four others were injured after their vehicle collided head-on with a passenger bus in Tiaong town in Quezon province early Monday. A police spot report said a Toyota Hi Ace van being driven by Gerry Dael was negotiating the curved portion of the bypass road in Barangay (village) Lumingon around 3 a.m., when it accidentally bumped into a DLTBco passenger bus being driven by Roberto Santua, running from the opposite direction. One of the van passengers, Albert Pangilinan, died in the accident, the report said. The van driver and three other still unidentified passengers suffered injuries and were taken to the nearest hospital for treatment. DE...Keep on reading: 1 dead, 4 hurt in van-bus collision in Quezon

Woman yelling ‘Allahu akbar’ slashes two in France

MARSEILLE, France -- Two people were hurt in a town in southern France on Sunday when a woman shouting «Allahu akbar» (God is greatest) attacked them in a supermarket with a boxcutter knife, prosecutors said. A customer was struck in the chest
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Woman yelling ‘Allahu akbar’ slashes two in France

MARSEILLE, France -- Two people were hurt in a town in southern France on Sunday when a woman shouting «Allahu akbar» (God is greatest) attacked them in a supermarket with a boxcutter knife, prosecutors said. A customer was struck in the chest during the late-morning assault in La Seyne-sur-Mer, outside the Mediterranean port of Toulon, but the wound is not life-threatening, prosecutor Bernard Marchal told AFP. A woman working at a checkout counter was also cut over her eye. Both casualties were taken to hospital. «It appears to be an isolated case by a person with known psychological problems,» Marchal said, "though that doesn't exclude the possibility that she may have bee...Keep on reading: Woman yelling ‘Allahu akbar’ slashes two in France