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De Lima seeks Senate probe into ‘sex-for-freedom’ police scheme on prisoners’ kin

DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima has sought an investigation into the alleged sex-for-freedom (or palit-puri) scheme some policemen have resorted to on their prisoners’ relatives. De Lima filed Senate Resolution...READ MORE The post De Lima seeks Senate probe in
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De Lima seeks Senate probe into ‘sex-for-freedom’ police scheme on prisoners’ kin

DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima has sought an investigation into the alleged sex-for-freedom (or palit-puri) scheme some policemen have resorted to on their prisoners’ relatives. De Lima filed Senate Resolution...READ MORE The post De Lima seeks Senate probe into ‘sex-for-freedom’ police scheme on prisoners’ kin appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

‘Balangiga’ leads Filipino films nominated at Asia-Pacific awards

Three Filipino films are nominated in the highly coveted 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards at Brisbane, Australia.   «Balangiga: Howling Wilderness,» directed by Khavn de la Cruz is a nominee for the Best Feature Film award and Cultural D
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‘Balangiga’ leads Filipino films nominated at Asia-Pacific awards

Three Filipino films are nominated in the highly coveted 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards at Brisbane, Australia.   «Balangiga: Howling Wilderness,» directed by Khavn de la Cruz is a nominee for the Best Feature Film award and Cultural Diversity Award under the Patronage of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).   The film produced by Achinette Villamor, Khavn de la Cruz, Edong Canlas, premiered at the 2017 Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema) in 2017.   Ryan Cayabyab for «Ang Larawan» is a nominee for Best Original Score, going head-to-head with global composers Jhann Jhannsson, Harry Gregson-Williams a...Keep on reading: ‘Balangiga’ leads Filipino films nominated at Asia-Pacific awards

LOOK: US military at work around the world

The United States government has released a series of photos highlighting the work of US Armed Forces around the world. The photos showed members of the US military before, during, and after landing on the ground. The display of military technology
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LOOK: US military at work around the world

The United States government has released a series of photos highlighting the work of US Armed Forces around the world. The photos showed members of the US military before, during, and after landing on the ground. The display of military technology and strength called Exercise Valiant Shield is the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's largest training exercise. Valiant Shield started in 2006 and is conducted biennially. If anyone is wondering how cold it is in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, every January, this photo will show you. Despite the cold weather in Wisconsin, the military said that it was the perfect training ground for the 2nd Marine Air Wing's Ullr Shield exercise. Lanc...Keep on reading: LOOK: US military at work around the world

LOOK: Gabrielle Union captures sweet moment of Dwyane Wade, daughter

Actress and new mom Gabrielle Union captured a sweet father-daughter moment of NBA veteran Dwyane Wade and their daughter.   Union on Sunday shared a photo of the basketball player feeding their first child in an Instagram post captioned: «D
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LOOK: Gabrielle Union captures sweet moment of Dwyane Wade, daughter

Actress and new mom Gabrielle Union captured a sweet father-daughter moment of NBA veteran Dwyane Wade and their daughter.   Union on Sunday shared a photo of the basketball player feeding their first child in an Instagram post captioned: «Daddy's Girl.»   https://www.instagram.com/p/BqBQAvkn5d5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   Union also expressed the joy of parenthood in an Instagram story on Monday where she is seen holding their new bundle of joy.     «So perhaps I haven't showered or brushed my teeth or slept, but I'm in heaven. I stink but I'm happy,» she wrote.   In a separate Instagram story, she also posted a snap...Keep on reading: LOOK: Gabrielle Union captures sweet moment of Dwyane Wade, daughter

Dayanara Torres engaged to Marvel film producer

    Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres is engaged to Marvel Studios film producer Louis D'Esposito.   The 44-year-old actress and model announced the news in an Instagram post Monday that included a heartwarming photo of the couple.
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Dayanara Torres engaged to Marvel film producer

    Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres is engaged to Marvel Studios film producer Louis D'Esposito.   The 44-year-old actress and model announced the news in an Instagram post Monday that included a heartwarming photo of the couple.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BqD8X0cA6Mn/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   «He asked & I said YES!!! Dije que Si...!!! Me siento Bendecida. Blessed to have you in our lives,» Torres wrote in the caption.   D'Esposito is a producer for famous Marvel movies like «Iron Man» (2008), «Captain America: The First Avenger» (2011), «Guardians of the Galaxy» (2014), «Ant-Man» (2015), among others.   ...Keep on reading: Dayanara Torres engaged to Marvel film producer

Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern Californian wildfire

MALIBU, California --- Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, causing flare-ups of a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles, but no additional structures were believed to have been lost, authorit
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Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern Californian wildfire

MALIBU, California --- Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, causing flare-ups of a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles, but no additional structures were believed to have been lost, authorities said. Huge plumes of smoke rose in the fire area, which stretches miles from the northwest corner of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley to the Malibu coast. Airplanes and helicopters swooped low over hills and canyons to drop loads of fire retardant and water. A one-day lull in the dry, northeasterly winds ended at midmorning and authorities warned that the gusts would continue through Tuesday. The lull allowed fire...Keep on reading: Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern Californian wildfire

SWS' poll paints accurate picture of PHL joblessness - IBON

Research institution the IBON Foundation said on Sunday that the findings of a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey painted an accurate picture of unemployment in the Philippines.
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SWS' poll paints accurate picture of PHL joblessness - IBON

Research institution the IBON Foundation said on Sunday that the findings of a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey painted an accurate picture of unemployment in the Philippines.

Saudi says to cut oil output as producers discuss price dip

Saudi Arabia, the world's top crude exporter, said Sunday it will cut oil output from next month, as major producers held a key meeting to discuss shoring up sliding prices.
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Saudi says to cut oil output as producers discuss price dip

Saudi Arabia, the world's top crude exporter, said Sunday it will cut oil output from next month, as major producers held a key meeting to discuss shoring up sliding prices.

‘New normal’ ferocious winds whip up deadly California fires

Two deadly wildfires fueled by «devil winds» tore through opposite ends of California on Sunday, with residents urged to heed evacuation orders by officials forced to leave their own homes.
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‘New normal’ ferocious winds whip up deadly California fires

Two deadly wildfires fueled by «devil winds» tore through opposite ends of California on Sunday, with residents urged to heed evacuation orders by officials forced to leave their own homes.

Bong Go named head of PHL team delegation at next FIBA window

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Sunday named former Special Assistant to the President Christopher «Bong» Go as head of delegation for Team Pilipinas in the upcoming FIBA window.
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Bong Go named head of PHL team delegation at next FIBA window

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Sunday named former Special Assistant to the President Christopher «Bong» Go as head of delegation for Team Pilipinas in the upcoming FIBA window.

Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips ASEAN summit

Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea.
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Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips ASEAN summit

Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea.

Lalaking tinangka raw i-salvage ng ilang pulis sa Quezon, nakaligtas

Stable na ang kondisyon subalit kinakailangan ng agarang operasyon si Roger Herrero, 27 anyos ng Agdangan, Quezon, matapos raw itong tangkaing i-salvage ng ilang pulis ng Agdangan Municipal Police Station sa Quezon province noong November 1 ng gabi.
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Lalaking tinangka raw i-salvage ng ilang pulis sa Quezon, nakaligtas

Stable na ang kondisyon subalit kinakailangan ng agarang operasyon si Roger Herrero, 27 anyos ng Agdangan, Quezon, matapos raw itong tangkaing i-salvage ng ilang pulis ng Agdangan Municipal Police Station sa Quezon province noong November 1 ng gabi.

PRC releases lists of those who passed psychologist, psychometrician licensure exams

A University of Santo Tomas graduate topped the licensure examination for psychologists, while an Ateneo alumna was the top scorer in the psychometrician licensure exam, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Saturday.
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PRC releases lists of those who passed psychologist, psychometrician licensure exams

A University of Santo Tomas graduate topped the licensure examination for psychologists, while an Ateneo alumna was the top scorer in the psychometrician licensure exam, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Saturday.

California fire: Search continues as death toll rises to 23

PARADISE, California --- Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The death toll stood at 23 Sunday and appeared likely to cl
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California fire: Search continues as death toll rises to 23

PARADISE, California --- Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The death toll stood at 23 Sunday and appeared likely to climb. With the town of Paradise, population 27,000, reduced to a smoking ruin and the fire still raging in surrounding communities, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the Northern California county was bringing in a fifth search and recovery team. READ:Deadly fire leveled a California town in less than a day An anthropology team from California State University at Chico was also assisting, because in some cases "the only re...Keep on reading: California fire: Search continues as death toll rises to 23

Armistice Day: Macron warns of resurging ‘old demons’

PARIS --- World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I's slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message «never again» but also exposed the globe's new po
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Armistice Day: Macron warns of resurging ‘old demons’

PARIS --- World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I's slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message «never again» but also exposed the globe's new political fault lines. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and dozens of other heads of state and government listened in silence, French President Emmanuel Macron used the occasion, as its host, to sound a powerful and sobering warning about the fragility of peace and the dangers of nationalism and of nations that put themselves first, above the collective good. "The old demons are rising again, ready to complete their task of chaos and o...Keep on reading: Armistice Day: Macron warns of resurging ‘old demons’

Lazada plans PH expansion due to ‘11.11’ sale surge

CABUYAO CITY, Laguna --- The local unit of online retailer Lazada aims to double its one-day revenues from Sunday's annual Singles Day sale which offered discounts of as much as 99 percent on products sold on the popular shopping portal. In a press briefin
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Lazada plans PH expansion due to ‘11.11’ sale surge

CABUYAO CITY, Laguna --- The local unit of online retailer Lazada aims to double its one-day revenues from Sunday's annual Singles Day sale which offered discounts of as much as 99 percent on products sold on the popular shopping portal. In a press briefing, Lazada Philippines CEO for logistics Juan Pavez Spencer said the company --- majority-owned by China's Alibaba Group --- had already recorded 60 percent of its sales target as of 9 a.m. of the 24-hour shopping event dubbed «11.11.» «Our team is prepared for the high volume of orders and deliveries thanks to the continuous expansion of our ecosystem of warehouses and logistics partners,» he said. He added that the continued g...Keep on reading: Lazada plans PH expansion due to ‘11.11’ sale surge

Navarro gives Ateneo lift vs La Salle

Call it pure coincidence or just a spur of the moment but substitute William Navarro delivered big time for Ateneo in its second round matchup against De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Bl
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Navarro gives Ateneo lift vs La Salle

Call it pure coincidence or just a spur of the moment but substitute William Navarro delivered big time for Ateneo in its second round matchup against De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Blue Eagles ran into a tough predicament in the first half of their second meeting wit the Green Archers after big men Angelo Kouame, Raffy Verano, and Isaac Go combined for six fouls even before the game went into the break. Without the usual big men patrolling the Blue Eagles' paint, the lanky Navarro had no choice but to hold down the fort and try to hold off La Salle's troops made up of Justine Baltazar, Santi Santillan, Bra...Keep on reading: Navarro gives Ateneo lift vs La Salle

La Salle big man Samuel reintroduces self on UAAP stage vs Ateneo

It would be understandable had someone forgot that De La Salle has a player named Taane Samuel in its lineup for the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament. The 6-foot-9 Kiwi played just five minutes in the Green Archers' season-opener against Far East
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La Salle big man Samuel reintroduces self on UAAP stage vs Ateneo

It would be understandable had someone forgot that De La Salle has a player named Taane Samuel in its lineup for the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament. The 6-foot-9 Kiwi played just five minutes in the Green Archers' season-opener against Far Eastern University, a game La Salle lost 68-61, then, sat out the rest of the tournament due to Jones fracture in his left foot. It was around two months of inactivity for the big man before he got to the basketball floor once more and he couldn't have timed his return better. Samuel got back to the Green Archers' rotation on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum against archrival Ateneo. Although La Salle lost 71-62, it was enou...Keep on reading: La Salle big man Samuel reintroduces self on UAAP stage vs Ateneo

Alibaba Singles' Day smashes $25B sales record

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd smashed the 2017 record for its Singles' Day sales event on Sunday, surpassing 168 billion yuan ($24.15 billion) sales in under sixteen hours.
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Alibaba Singles' Day smashes $25B sales record

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd smashed the 2017 record for its Singles' Day sales event on Sunday, surpassing 168 billion yuan ($24.15 billion) sales in under sixteen hours.

China-backed trade deal takes center stage at summit as US retreats

World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump's «America First» agenda.
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China-backed trade deal takes center stage at summit as US retreats

World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump's «America First» agenda.

Andanar: Hard to doubt Dennis Uy-China Tel group’s win as third telco due

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Sunday defended the naming of the Mislatel Consortium as the provisional third telco in the Philippines, citing the «transparent» bidding process last week.
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Andanar: Hard to doubt Dennis Uy-China Tel group’s win as third telco due

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Sunday defended the naming of the Mislatel Consortium as the provisional third telco in the Philippines, citing the «transparent» bidding process last week.

Singson group insists agreement with Mislatel valid, binding

Sear Consortium--the group of TierOne Communications International and the Chavit Singson-led LCS Group of Companies--over the weekend insisted that the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. (Mislatel) has existing contractual obligations.
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Singson group insists agreement with Mislatel valid, binding

Sear Consortium--the group of TierOne Communications International and the Chavit Singson-led LCS Group of Companies--over the weekend insisted that the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. (Mislatel) has existing contractual obligations.

Kevin Belingon reveals the weaknesses he saw in Bibiano Fernandes

MANILA--Newly crowned ONE undisputed bantamweight world champion Kevin Belingon of Team Lakay revealed the weaknesses he saw in Bibiano Fernandes following his split  decision victory over the latter this past Friday at Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
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Kevin Belingon reveals the weaknesses he saw in Bibiano Fernandes

MANILA--Newly crowned ONE undisputed bantamweight world champion Kevin Belingon of Team Lakay revealed the weaknesses he saw in Bibiano Fernandes following his split  decision victory over the latter this past Friday at Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Ateneo gets twice-to-beat advantage with victory over rivals La Salle

The Archers stayed close to Ateneo with less than five minutes left in the game, 63-58, but the Katipunan-based squad made their run to extend their lead to 13
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Ateneo gets twice-to-beat advantage with victory over rivals La Salle

The Archers stayed close to Ateneo with less than five minutes left in the game, 63-58, but the Katipunan-based squad made their run to extend their lead to 13

California bar shooting: Remembering the dead

THOUSAND OAKS, California --- One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others include two friends who loved off-roading, a Marine veteran who dedicat
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California bar shooting: Remembering the dead

THOUSAND OAKS, California --- One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others include two friends who loved off-roading, a Marine veteran who dedicated his life to service and a recent college graduate who worked with children with special needs. They were among a dozen people killed in a shooting at a country music bar in suburban Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Authorities believe the gunman, Ian David Long, ultimately killed himself. READ:Bar shooting scene of panic, heroism as 13 die Ron Helus: 'Cop's cop' Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus was talking to his...Keep on reading: California bar shooting: Remembering the dead

Starter or not, Ravena makes same impact for Blue Eagles

Ateneo's match-ups against De La Salle are usually a cause for both teams to bring forward its best cards from the opening bell, yet the Blue Eagles decided to pull off one trick up their sleeves. The Blue Eagles had a chance of clinching a twice-to-beat a
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Starter or not, Ravena makes same impact for Blue Eagles

Ateneo's match-ups against De La Salle are usually a cause for both teams to bring forward its best cards from the opening bell, yet the Blue Eagles decided to pull off one trick up their sleeves. The Blue Eagles had a chance of clinching a twice-to-beat advantage prior to their second game against the Green Archers in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament, and head coach Tab Baldwin decided that his superstar Thirdy Ravena would come off the bench in a surprise coaching move. This was Ravena's first game of this season that he came in as a substitute but Baldwin's move worked its magic as the defending champions swept their season series against last year's runners-up...Keep on reading: Starter or not, Ravena makes same impact for Blue Eagles

James scores 25 as Lakers use defense to top Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- Smoke from the raging Northern California wildfires seeped into the Golden 1 Center, giving LeBron James a headache and leading Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton to shorten his players' stints on the court. But the haze did littl
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James scores 25 as Lakers use defense to top Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- Smoke from the raging Northern California wildfires seeped into the Golden 1 Center, giving LeBron James a headache and leading Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton to shorten his players' stints on the court. But the haze did little to slow James and the Lakers, who used their best defensive effort of the year to earn a 101-86 win Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings, lifting Los Angeles to .500 (6-6) for the first time this season. James scored 25 points and recently signed Tyson Chandler had 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who began the season with three straight losses but now have won four of their last five. The Lakers held the Kings, who ente...Keep on reading: James scores 25 as Lakers use defense to top Kings

PhilHealth exec says CSC has voided his suspension order

  A regional executive of the Philippine Health (PhilHealth) clarified on Sunday that a 90-day preventive suspension against him had already been voided by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Dennis Adre, PhilHealth regional vice president in Dava
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PhilHealth exec says CSC has voided his suspension order

  A regional executive of the Philippine Health (PhilHealth) clarified on Sunday that a 90-day preventive suspension against him had already been voided by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Dennis Adre, PhilHealth regional vice president in Davao City, said this in reaction to a recent report saying that he had been suspended after being accused of «grave misconduct, gross insubordination and gross neglect of duty.» READ:PhilHealth suspends senior exec for 'grave misconduct, negligence' Adre denied the report in a statement. Citing the CSC decision dated Oct. 2, 2018, the statement said : "PhilHealth failed to comply with the second requirement for a preventive suspensi...Keep on reading: PhilHealth exec says CSC has voided his suspension order

PBA semis: Bolts win again, topple Aces in Game 1

ANTIPOLO --- Meralco continued its hot streak after taking down No. 3 Alaska, 97-92, in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Sunday at Ynares Sports Arena here. Allen Durham was in his usual dominating self as he finished wi
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PBA semis: Bolts win again, topple Aces in Game 1

ANTIPOLO --- Meralco continued its hot streak after taking down No. 3 Alaska, 97-92, in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Sunday at Ynares Sports Arena here. Allen Durham was in his usual dominating self as he finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and six assists to power the Bolts, who have now won their seventh straight game. «I think we're just running on adrenaline, running on emotions right now just having made the semis two days ago,» said Meralco head coach Norman Black, who celebrated his 61st birthday. "Defense was pretty good for the most part. AD (Durham) also had a very good game for us again. Newsome stepped up, hit some big shots dow...Keep on reading: PBA semis: Bolts win again, topple Aces in Game 1

9-anyos sa Basilan na nangupit ng P50 patay sa pamamalo ng ina

Patay ang isang 9-anyos na bata sa isang bayan sa Basilan matapos umanong pagpapaluin ng kaniyang ina dahil nangupit ng pera.  
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9-anyos sa Basilan na nangupit ng P50 patay sa pamamalo ng ina

Patay ang isang 9-anyos na bata sa isang bayan sa Basilan matapos umanong pagpapaluin ng kaniyang ina dahil nangupit ng pera.  

World leaders gather in Paris to mark 100th anniversary of WW1 Armistice

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed world leaders to the Elysee Palace on Sunday ahead of a commemoration at the Arc de Triomphe to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that brought World War One to an end.
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World leaders gather in Paris to mark 100th anniversary of WW1 Armistice

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed world leaders to the Elysee Palace on Sunday ahead of a commemoration at the Arc de Triomphe to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that brought World War One to an end.

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