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North Korea rejects remarks by UN rights boss as 'fabricated'

North Korea on Tuesday rejected allegations by the top U.N. human rights official that serious and widespread violations persisted in the country despite its diplomatic opening.
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North Korea rejects remarks by UN rights boss as 'fabricated'

North Korea on Tuesday rejected allegations by the top U.N. human rights official that serious and widespread violations persisted in the country despite its diplomatic opening.

Fire hits residential area in Valenzuela City

A residential area at Sitio Kabatuan, Barangay Gen. T. De Leon in Valenzuela City was hit by fire late Tuesday evening, GMA News' Victoria Tulad reported.
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Fire hits residential area in Valenzuela City

A residential area at Sitio Kabatuan, Barangay Gen. T. De Leon in Valenzuela City was hit by fire late Tuesday evening, GMA News' Victoria Tulad reported.

Houthis say launch missile at Aramco facility in Saudi Arabia

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said it launched a missile targeting a facility of oil firm Aramco in Asir in southwestern Saudi Arabia, Houthi-run media al-Masirah TV and SABA reported on Tuesday.
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Houthis say launch missile at Aramco facility in Saudi Arabia

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said it launched a missile targeting a facility of oil firm Aramco in Asir in southwestern Saudi Arabia, Houthi-run media al-Masirah TV and SABA reported on Tuesday.

2 Pinoy, patay sa banggaan sa Saudi Arabia; 3 pa nilang kasama, sugatan

Dalawang Pinoy ang nasawi, at tatlong iba pa ang nasugatan matapos silang masangkot sa banggaan sa Jizan, Saudi Arabia.
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2 Pinoy, patay sa banggaan sa Saudi Arabia; 3 pa nilang kasama, sugatan

Dalawang Pinoy ang nasawi, at tatlong iba pa ang nasugatan matapos silang masangkot sa banggaan sa Jizan, Saudi Arabia.

Xi Jinping praises Kim Jong Un for Trump summit, promises support

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the 'positive' outcome of his  summit with US President Donald Trump.
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Xi Jinping praises Kim Jong Un for Trump summit, promises support

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the 'positive' outcome of his  summit with US President Donald Trump.

3 lalaki at 1 babaeng nag-iinuman, patay ng mga nagpakilala raw na pulis

«May dumaan na dalawang motor, may angkas 'yon, may apat, sabi daw, 'Wag kayong tumakbo kasi pulis 'to. Ayun, niratratan na nila,» ayon sa ina ng isa sa mga biktima.
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3 lalaki at 1 babaeng nag-iinuman, patay ng mga nagpakilala raw na pulis

«May dumaan na dalawang motor, may angkas 'yon, may apat, sabi daw, 'Wag kayong tumakbo kasi pulis 'to. Ayun, niratratan na nila,» ayon sa ina ng isa sa mga biktima.

Puma signs Ayton, names Jay-Z president of basketball division

Puma is making a major play to get back in the world of basketball, and the company took a big step on Monday by inking possible No. 1 overall draft pick DeAndre Ayton to an endorsement deal.
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Puma signs Ayton, names Jay-Z president of basketball division

Puma is making a major play to get back in the world of basketball, and the company took a big step on Monday by inking possible No. 1 overall draft pick DeAndre Ayton to an endorsement deal.

Cavs, Suns reportedly eyeing Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James can return to free agency by opting out of the final year of his contract in the next two weeks. With the clock ticking for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team reached out to the San Antonio Spurs to inquire about Kawhi Leonard's availability via t
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Cavs, Suns reportedly eyeing Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James can return to free agency by opting out of the final year of his contract in the next two weeks. With the clock ticking for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team reached out to the San Antonio Spurs to inquire about Kawhi Leonard's availability via trade, per Cleveland.com.

EU court confirms Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament

LUXEMBOURG: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top EU court ruled on Tuesday. The General Court of the European Union, the bloc’s second-highest
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EU court confirms Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament

LUXEMBOURG: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top EU court ruled on Tuesday. The General Court of the European Union, the bloc’s second-highest tribunal, rejected a bid by Le Pen to overturn a ruling that she had wrongly [...] The post EU court confirms Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat

BEIJING: Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of “blackmail” and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese goods, pushing the world’s two biggest economies closer to a trade war
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China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat

BEIJING: Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of “blackmail” and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese goods, pushing the world’s two biggest economies closer to a trade war. Trump said on Monday he had asked the US Trade Representative to target $200 billion worth [...] The post China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Isabela town police chief awarded posthumously for ‘heroism’

AN ISABELA town police chief was given a medal for his heroism in leading an anti-illegal drug operation, which cost him his life. Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde gave the posthumous award to Senior Inspector Michael Angelo Tubaña, pol
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Isabela town police chief awarded posthumously for ‘heroism’

AN ISABELA town police chief was given a medal for his heroism in leading an anti-illegal drug operation, which cost him his life. Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde gave the posthumous award to Senior Inspector Michael Angelo Tubaña, police chief of Mallig, Isabela. “Posthumously, binigyan natin ng award na PNP Heroism Medal para [...] The post Isabela town police chief awarded posthumously for ‘heroism’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Sereno: House leaders 'held hostage' SC budget in effort to oust me

«The House leadership was going to hold hostage the Judiciary's budget unless the Supreme Court cooperated fully with its plan to remove me.»
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Sereno: House leaders 'held hostage' SC budget in effort to oust me

«The House leadership was going to hold hostage the Judiciary's budget unless the Supreme Court cooperated fully with its plan to remove me.»

Court dismisses case vs. NDFP consultant

A Quezon City court has dismissed illegal possession of firearms and explosives charges against a National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant and five others, according to the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) on Monday.
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Court dismisses case vs. NDFP consultant

A Quezon City court has dismissed illegal possession of firearms and explosives charges against a National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant and five others, according to the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) on Monday.

Fight not yet over, Pangilinan says after SC affirms Sereno ouster

The Supreme Court may have made its final decision on the quo warranto petitiion to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Chief Justice post, but for Senator Francis Pangilinan, the fight is not yet over.
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Fight not yet over, Pangilinan says after SC affirms Sereno ouster

The Supreme Court may have made its final decision on the quo warranto petitiion to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Chief Justice post, but for Senator Francis Pangilinan, the fight is not yet over.

Head of VW's Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

Volkswagen was holding crisis talks on Monday to find a stand-in boss for its Audi brand, a source familiar with the discussions said, after German authorities arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler as part of a probe into emissions test cheating.
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Head of VW's Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

Volkswagen was holding crisis talks on Monday to find a stand-in boss for its Audi brand, a source familiar with the discussions said, after German authorities arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler as part of a probe into emissions test cheating.

Google to invest $550M in China e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the U.S. internet giant's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including Amazon.com.
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Google to invest $550M in China e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the U.S. internet giant's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including Amazon.com.

Wall Street ends modestly lower but energy shares rise

The Dow and S&P fell modestly on Monday, ending well off session lows, as gains in energy shares helped curb declines stemming from trade war concerns after China's retaliation to U.S. tariffs.
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Wall Street ends modestly lower but energy shares rise

The Dow and S&P fell modestly on Monday, ending well off session lows, as gains in energy shares helped curb declines stemming from trade war concerns after China's retaliation to U.S. tariffs.

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

DoH bares P8.1-B anomalous project

THE Department of Health (DoH) said it has uncovered anomalies in the multi-billion peso Barangay Health Station (BHS) project of the previous administration. The P8.1-billion project was supposed to build 5,700 barangay (village) health stations to ensure th
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DoH bares P8.1-B anomalous project

THE Department of Health (DoH) said it has uncovered anomalies in the multi-billion peso Barangay Health Station (BHS) project of the previous administration. The P8.1-billion project was supposed to build 5,700 barangay (village) health stations to ensure the access of barangay residents to primary care, using public elementary schools as base stations. “Heads will roll. [...] The post DoH bares P8.1-B anomalous project appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Palace: PHL to press for fairness in Scarborough Shoal ‘barter trade’

The Philippines will press the Chinese for fairness in what President Rodrigo Duterte called ‘barter trade’ between members of the Chinese coast guard and Filipino fishermen,  his spokesman Secretary Harry Roque said on Monday.
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Palace: PHL to press for fairness in Scarborough Shoal ‘barter trade’

The Philippines will press the Chinese for fairness in what President Rodrigo Duterte called ‘barter trade’ between members of the Chinese coast guard and Filipino fishermen,  his spokesman Secretary Harry Roque said on Monday.

Dibdib ng babae, sobrang lumaki dahil sa komplikasyon sa pagbubuntis

Sa Talisay City, Cebu, isang babae ang may dinadalang mabigat na problema dahil sa kaniyang dibdib na sobrang laki. Nang masuri, natuklasan na ang kaniyang kondisyon ay tinatawag na «gestational gigantomastia,» isang pambihirang kondisyon na dulo
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Dibdib ng babae, sobrang lumaki dahil sa komplikasyon sa pagbubuntis

Sa Talisay City, Cebu, isang babae ang may dinadalang mabigat na problema dahil sa kaniyang dibdib na sobrang laki. Nang masuri, natuklasan na ang kaniyang kondisyon ay tinatawag na «gestational gigantomastia,» isang pambihirang kondisyon na dulot ng komplikasyon sa pagbubuntis.

After saying no more for third party, Roque says Norway may still help GPH-NDF peace talks

Presidential spokesman Secretary Harry Roque on Monday said that Norway may continue to help in the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
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After saying no more for third party, Roque says Norway may still help GPH-NDF peace talks

Presidential spokesman Secretary Harry Roque on Monday said that Norway may continue to help in the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

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

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