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LISTEN: Madonna releases new track ‘Medellín’ from upcoming album

Madonna's new track «Medelln», featuring Colombian reggaeton musician Maluma, is the first song off her forthcoming new album «Madame X». The midtempo track, which the official description said «captures the spirit of Maluma
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LISTEN: Madonna releases new track ‘Medellín’ from upcoming album

Madonna's new track «Medelln», featuring Colombian reggaeton musician Maluma, is the first song off her forthcoming new album «Madame X». The midtempo track, which the official description said «captures the spirit of Maluma's hometown» of Medelln, Colombia, features the two musicians singing in Spanish and English. The official visual for «Medelln» will premiere during the globally-televised music event «MTV Presents Madonna Live & Exclusive: 'Medelln' Video World Premiere.» https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8PtBzdiZ3g Madonna beganteasing«Madame X»on social media earlier this week, releasing a 90-second video that featured snippets of new music and explanations of ...Keep on reading: LISTEN: Madonna releases new track ‘Medellín’ from upcoming album

Why Pepe and Pilar? Korina Sanchez explains names of twins

Korina Sanchez explained why she and husband Mar Roxas decided to name their new bundle of joys Pepe and Pilar. The broadcast journalist also revealed her children's full names to «Magandang Buhay» hosts Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal and Mela
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Why Pepe and Pilar? Korina Sanchez explains names of twins

Korina Sanchez explained why she and husband Mar Roxas decided to name their new bundle of joys Pepe and Pilar. The broadcast journalist also revealed her children's full names to «Magandang Buhay» hosts Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros, who interviewed Sanchez for her «Rated K» show on Sunday, April 14. «Kasi nung una, nung alam na namin na kambal at alam namin na babae at lalaki, [naisip namin]'Tawagin muna natin silang Jack and Jill,» Sanchez told the three. «Yung Pepe at Pilar, 'yan ang Jack and Jill ng Pilipinas.» (Because at first, when we knew we were having twins who were a girl and boy, we thought, "Let's call them Jack and Jill. The names Pepe a...Keep on reading: Why Pepe and Pilar? Korina Sanchez explains names of twins

Bayan Muna to COA: Check hike in Mimaropa electricity subsidies

MANILA, Philippines --- Bayan Muna has asked the Commission on Audit (COA) to check on the supposed P3.5-billion increase in electrification missionary subsidies from 2016 to 2017, in several provinces inside Region IV-B. According to Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos
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Bayan Muna to COA: Check hike in Mimaropa electricity subsidies

MANILA, Philippines --- Bayan Muna has asked the Commission on Audit (COA) to check on the supposed P3.5-billion increase in electrification missionary subsidies from 2016 to 2017, in several provinces inside Region IV-B. According to Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, he has sent a letter to COA and the Department of Energy, specifically to Electric Power Industry Management Bureau Director Mario Marasigan, to seek an explanation for the 106 percent increase. «This is a disturbing average increase of 160% for the Mimaropa area, increasing from P2.21 Billion in 2016 to P5.75 Billion in 2017, despite the average increase in electricity consumption of only 6%,» Zarate said in a statement o...Keep on reading: Bayan Muna to COA: Check hike in Mimaropa electricity subsidies

Malacañang execs take Lenten break: Where are they headed?

MANILA, Philippines---Malacaang officials are taking a holiday from their hectic work schedules this Holy Week while President Rodrigo Duterte spends his Lenten break in his hometown DavaoCity. READ:Duterte to spend Holy Week in Davao City Executive Secreta
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Malacañang execs take Lenten break: Where are they headed?

MANILA, Philippines---Malacaang officials are taking a holiday from their hectic work schedules this Holy Week while President Rodrigo Duterte spends his Lenten break in his hometown DavaoCity. READ:Duterte to spend Holy Week in Davao City Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea will go up north, to Baguio City, on Maundy Thursday «to meditate» but not without first being stuck in traffic at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). READ:Traffic flow starts to slow along NLEX on Maundy Thursday «Trying to go up to Baguio to meditate in a cool weather but traffic here in NLEX is so bad we are considering to return home,» Medialdea toldINQUIRER.net Like the President, Cabinet Secretary Karl...Keep on reading: Malacañang execs take Lenten break: Where are they headed?

Locsin: PH should invest on weaponry than ‘throwing money at poverty’

      MANILA, Philippines --- Instead of determining the Philippines' foreign policy, China's mindset on the disputed West Philippine Sea should inform the government to consider investing on weaponry rather than «throwing mo
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Locsin: PH should invest on weaponry than ‘throwing money at poverty’

      MANILA, Philippines --- Instead of determining the Philippines' foreign policy, China's mindset on the disputed West Philippine Sea should inform the government to consider investing on weaponry rather than «throwing money at poverty.» Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said this in a tweet as a response to Senator Panfilo Lacson, who reminded him of2013China Daily Mail report, which posted the transcript of China's then Major General Zhang Zhaozhong's TV interview in Beijing. In the said report, General Zhaozhong revealed China's strategy to recover all the «Chinese islands and reefs illegally occupied by the Philippines.» "SFA [Secre...Keep on reading: Locsin: PH should invest on weaponry than ‘throwing money at poverty’

Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, BTS, Ariana Grande in Time’s most influential

  MANILA, Philippines --- Some of the biggest musical artists worldwide like BTS, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift were recognized by Time Magazine's «100 Most Influential of the World» this year. Swift is the only musician feature
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Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, BTS, Ariana Grande in Time’s most influential

  MANILA, Philippines --- Some of the biggest musical artists worldwide like BTS, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift were recognized by Time Magazine's «100 Most Influential of the World» this year. Swift is the only musician featured on one of the issue's six different covers. She and Lady Gaga are featured under the category «Icon,» while the others appear under «Artists.» Swift's blurb was written by her friend Shawn Mendes who said she «makes the job of creating music for millions of people look easy.» https://www.instagram.com/p/BwXP8J-DGUZ/ «It all comes from her---her belief in magic and love, and her ability to be as honest and raw as possible,» Mendes added. Me...Keep on reading: Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, BTS, Ariana Grande in Time’s most influential

Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral blaze

PARIS --- For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain Jean-Marc Fournier is being hailed as a hero for his role in salv
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Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral blaze

PARIS --- For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain Jean-Marc Fournier is being hailed as a hero for his role in salvaging the crown of thorns during Monday's fire. Fournier told Catholic broadcaster KTO on Wednesday that «the difficulty for us was to find the person holding the security codes to open the safe where the holy relic is kept.» The chaplain was also celebrated for tending to the injured and praying for the dead in Paris' Bataclan concert hall after the 2015 Islamic extremist attack there. He also spent time in Afghanistan with the ...Keep on reading: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral blaze

Matthias Rhoads draws flak for ‘insensitive’ caption about Notre Dame

Actor Matthias Rhoads drew flak after he supposedly made an insensitive photo caption referring to the Notre Dame Cathedral. The historic Catholic cathedral recently grabbed the world's attention when it caught fire on Monday, April 15 (Tuesday, April 16 i
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Matthias Rhoads draws flak for ‘insensitive’ caption about Notre Dame

Actor Matthias Rhoads drew flak after he supposedly made an insensitive photo caption referring to the Notre Dame Cathedral. The historic Catholic cathedral recently grabbed the world's attention when it caught fire on Monday, April 15 (Tuesday, April 16 in Manila). The fire toppled the spire and burned the roof of the 12th-century building. READ: Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Rhoads first posted a photo of him on Instagram flaunting his toned abs. In the caption, he expressed his gratitude for now having 40,000 followers on the photo-sharing app. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwTbI0dB8xX/ However, a netizen on Twitter named Jason R. Arneson (...Keep on reading: Matthias Rhoads draws flak for ‘insensitive’ caption about Notre Dame

ILLEGAL SHIPMENT

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HOLY WEEK TRADITION

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HOLY WEEK TRADITION

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PARTAKING OF THE PASSION

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PARTAKING OF THE PASSION

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Duterte threatens to kill 6 Cagayan drug suspects

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to kill at least six major drug suspects in Cagayan province before his term ends as part of his bloodier war on narcotics.   The President issued the threat in Tuguegarao City where he sp
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Duterte threatens to kill 6 Cagayan drug suspects

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to kill at least six major drug suspects in Cagayan province before his term ends as part of his bloodier war on narcotics.   The President issued the threat in Tuguegarao City where he spoke at the campaign rally of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan on Tuesday night.   «You are a major, major problem. I will take you down first, to be honest. If you don't want others to get to me first,» he said.   «But if not, I will take down all of you. I have three years. Here in Cagayan, there are six big ones here. And I will take down all of them,» he added.   The drug suspects operat...Keep on reading: Duterte threatens to kill 6 Cagayan drug suspects

Duterte wants to talk peace anew with Sison

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has changed his mind anew on peace talks with communist insurgents, telling exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) chair Jose Maria Sison to come home for the negotiations.   «Stop ev
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Duterte wants to talk peace anew with Sison

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has changed his mind anew on peace talks with communist insurgents, telling exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) chair Jose Maria Sison to come home for the negotiations.   «Stop everything, Sison, come home. I'll look after you. I am not a traitor, I give you my word of honor. Let's talk,» the President said on Tuesday night during the administration party's campaign rally in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan province.   The President made the invitation a few days after saying he intended to create a five-member peace panel composed of representatives from the military and civilian sectors.   No coalit...Keep on reading: Duterte wants to talk peace anew with Sison

Main stock index up slightly in thin trade

The local stock barometer ended slightly higher in thin trade on Wednesday, the last trading day before the long Lenten break. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 8.69 points or 0.11 percent to close at 7,835.15. «Market ju
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Main stock index up slightly in thin trade

The local stock barometer ended slightly higher in thin trade on Wednesday, the last trading day before the long Lenten break. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 8.69 points or 0.11 percent to close at 7,835.15. «Market just traded flat (Wednesday) since most investors are already on a Lenten break. We saw some accumulation and positioning despite the quiet mood (yesterday). Foreign buying was evident during the past few days,» said Astro del Castillo, managing director at local fund management firm First Grade Finance. For the shortened trading week, the PSEi shed 45.67 points or 0.58 percent. "Expect a more active trading next week. The recent news ...Keep on reading: Main stock index up slightly in thin trade

DOJ files charges vs Fajardo, Acierto, 6 others

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed charges against former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) deputy chief Ismael Fajardo Jr., dismissed Police Col. Eduardo Acierto, Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer Jimmy Guba
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DOJ files charges vs Fajardo, Acierto, 6 others

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed charges against former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) deputy chief Ismael Fajardo Jr., dismissed Police Col. Eduardo Acierto, Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer Jimmy Guban and five other people for illegally importing 355 kilos of «shabu» (crystal meth) hidden in a shipment of magnetic lifters last year.   In a decision issued on April 8, a four-member DOJ panel of prosecutors led by Assistant State Prosecutor Mary Jane Sytat said Fajardo, Acierto and Guban were the «core conspirators» in the drug smuggling.   Also charged were Chan Yee Wah, Zhou Quan or Zhang Quan, consignees Ve...Keep on reading: DOJ files charges vs Fajardo, Acierto, 6 others

LBC ’18 income almost doubled to P1.35B

Logistics giant LBC Express Holdings saw a big boost in profit last year on the back of a nonrecurring gain and as business activity picked up. LBC, in its 2018 annual report, said net income almost doubled to P1.35 billion versus about P708 million in 201
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LBC ’18 income almost doubled to P1.35B

Logistics giant LBC Express Holdings saw a big boost in profit last year on the back of a nonrecurring gain and as business activity picked up. LBC, in its 2018 annual report, said net income almost doubled to P1.35 billion versus about P708 million in 2017. LBC said profitability rose alongside volume. Moreover, it recognized a gain on derivative amounting to P454.2 million, a consequence of fluctuating share prices linked to a convertible instrument issued in 2017. Overall, its core logistics business remained healthy with service revenues up 25 percent to P12.5 billion last year. LBC noted that during this period, both retail and corporate segments rose 25 percent and 3...Keep on reading: LBC ’18 income almost doubled to P1.35B

Today’s Front Page April 18, 2019

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BoP surplus widens to $627M in March

THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) position remained positive in March, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Wednesday. The $627-million result — higher than February’s $467-million — was…READ The post BoP surplus widens to $62
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BoP surplus widens to $627M in March

THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) position remained positive in March, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Wednesday. The $627-million result — higher than February’s $467-million — was…READ The post BoP surplus widens to $627M in March appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Currency vulnerabilities shifting; peso seen at risk

Currency upheavals similar to those that hit emerging economies last year are unlikely but risks are on the rise for some EMs such as the Philippines, a London-based research consultancy…READ The post Currency vulnerabilities shifting; peso seen at ris
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Currency vulnerabilities shifting; peso seen at risk

Currency upheavals similar to those that hit emerging economies last year are unlikely but risks are on the rise for some EMs such as the Philippines, a London-based research consultancy…READ The post Currency vulnerabilities shifting; peso seen at risk appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Locsin: Chinese vessels in PH waters ‘militia, poachers,’ not fishermen

MANILA, Philippines --- Chinese vessels spotted in Philippine waters are not fishermen but 'militia and poachers,' foreign affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Wednesday. Locsin made the statement after US-based think tank Asia Maritime Transparency I
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Locsin: Chinese vessels in PH waters ‘militia, poachers,’ not fishermen

MANILA, Philippines --- Chinese vessels spotted in Philippine waters are not fishermen but 'militia and poachers,' foreign affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Wednesday. Locsin made the statement after US-based think tank Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) showed satellite images proving that Chinese vessels were spotted near the Philippine-occupied Kota (Loaita Island) and Panata (Lankiam Cay) Islands in the West Philippine Sea in March and early April. The foreign affairs secretary said the vessels were militia and poachers, not fishermen. «The Chinese government is not protecting Chinese fishermen who just happen to swarm there information, okay?» Locsin said ...Keep on reading: Locsin: Chinese vessels in PH waters ‘militia, poachers,’ not fishermen

France to try Syrian President Assad’s uncle on graft charges

PARIS --- The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to stand trial in France on charges of building up a big property empire in the country using funds from Syrian state coffers, legal sources said Wednesday. An investigating magistrate ordered Rifaa
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France to try Syrian President Assad’s uncle on graft charges

PARIS --- The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to stand trial in France on charges of building up a big property empire in the country using funds from Syrian state coffers, legal sources said Wednesday. An investigating magistrate ordered Rifaat al-Assad to stand trial for organized money laundering in building the 90 million euro ($102 million) property portfolio in France, according to the order for the trial seen by AFP. Its date has yet to be set. /kga...Keep on reading: France to try Syrian President Assad’s uncle on graft charges

India’s Jet Airways suspends all operations: statement

MUMBAI, India --- India's debt-stricken Jet Airways grounded all of its operations Wednesday after failing to secure emergency funding from lenders, the carrier said in a statement. «Jet Airways is compelled to cancel all its international and domest
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India’s Jet Airways suspends all operations: statement

MUMBAI, India --- India's debt-stricken Jet Airways grounded all of its operations Wednesday after failing to secure emergency funding from lenders, the carrier said in a statement. «Jet Airways is compelled to cancel all its international and domestic flights. The last flight will operate today,» it said, adding that the decision would take «immediate effect.» /ee  ...Keep on reading: India’s Jet Airways suspends all operations: statement

Duterte: Drugs prevalent in Batangas province, Lucena City

MANILA, Philippines --- Illegal drugs are prevalent in the province of Batangas and in Lucena City in the province of Quezon, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday. The President made the remark during the campaign rally of the ruling Partido Demokratik
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Duterte: Drugs prevalent in Batangas province, Lucena City

MANILA, Philippines --- Illegal drugs are prevalent in the province of Batangas and in Lucena City in the province of Quezon, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday. The President made the remark during the campaign rally of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Batangas City. Please do not be offended. This is for the country and I'm singling out any person here. I talk in general terms. Lucena and Batangas right now appear to be with a red flag in the map of the drug scene," he said, speaking partly in Filipino. Last month, Duterte exposed 46 politicians with alleged links to the illegal drug trade, which include three mayors Roderick Alca...Keep on reading: Duterte: Drugs prevalent in Batangas province, Lucena City

Duterte: Congress squabble delayed signing of 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte blamed the bickering among members of Congress over the delay in the passage of the 2019 national budget, which he signed on Monday, three months after the government operated on a reenacted budget. «
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Duterte: Congress squabble delayed signing of 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte blamed the bickering among members of Congress over the delay in the passage of the 2019 national budget, which he signed on Monday, three months after the government operated on a reenacted budget. «Kakaaway nila, kahapon [actually, Monday. ---Ed.] ko lang napirmahan ang budget,» Duterte said in his speech on Wednesday at Partido Demokratiko Pilipino -- Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally in Batangas City. Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives had locked horns over the alleged questionable allocations and alleged insertions in the proposed P3.757 national budget. In signing the budget, the President ve...Keep on reading: Duterte: Congress squabble delayed signing of 2019 budget

Manila traffic rerouted on Good Friday for Black Nazarene procession

THE Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MDTEU) announced that it would reroute traffic as it would close parts of Manila for the Black Nazarene procession on Good Friday. The MDTEU…READ The post Manila traffic rerouted on Good Friday for Black Naz
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Manila traffic rerouted on Good Friday for Black Nazarene procession

THE Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MDTEU) announced that it would reroute traffic as it would close parts of Manila for the Black Nazarene procession on Good Friday. The MDTEU…READ The post Manila traffic rerouted on Good Friday for Black Nazarene procession appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

4 Abu Sayyaf members charged at DoJ

CRIMINAL charges have been filed against four alleged members of the terror and kidnap group Abu Sayyaf who were arrested earlier this week in Zamboanga City. Charged via preliminary inquest…READ The post 4 Abu Sayyaf members charged at DoJ appeared fir
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4 Abu Sayyaf members charged at DoJ

CRIMINAL charges have been filed against four alleged members of the terror and kidnap group Abu Sayyaf who were arrested earlier this week in Zamboanga City. Charged via preliminary inquest…READ The post 4 Abu Sayyaf members charged at DoJ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Limited water supply looms in Metro this Holy Week

CONSUMERS in parts of Metro Manila and Cavite will experience little to no water supply this Holy Week as Maynilad Water Services, Inc. begins maintenance works this week. “The duration of service…READ The post Limited water supply looms <br&
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Limited water supply looms in Metro this Holy Week

CONSUMERS in parts of Metro Manila and Cavite will experience little to no water supply this Holy Week as Maynilad Water Services, Inc. begins maintenance works this week. “The duration of service…READ The post Limited water supply looms <br> in Metro this Holy Week appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Long-lost Kafka works could emerge after messy legal battle

JERUSALEM --- A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales. A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdict
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Long-lost Kafka works could emerge after messy legal battle

JERUSALEM --- A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales. A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdicts in the case last week, ruling that several safe deposit boxes in the Swiss city could be opened and their contents shipped to Israel's National Library. At stake are untouched papers that could shed new light on one of literature's darkest figures, a German-speaking Bohemian Jew from Prague whose cultural legacy has been hotly contested between Israel and Germany. Though the exact content of the vaults remains unknown, exp...Keep on reading: Long-lost Kafka works could emerge after messy legal battle

The heat is on: Heat index soars to 45.9 degrees Celsius in Aurora

  MANILA, Philippines --- The heat index on Wednesday soared to 'dangerous' levels in 11 areas in the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   It peaked at 45.9 degrees Celsi
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The heat is on: Heat index soars to 45.9 degrees Celsius in Aurora

  MANILA, Philippines --- The heat index on Wednesday soared to 'dangerous' levels in 11 areas in the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   It peaked at 45.9 degrees Celsius in Casiguran, Aurora at around 2p.m.   According to Pagasa, heat index is the «apparent temperature or what humans perceive or feel as the temperature affecting the body.»   A heat index of 41C or higher is considered dangerous and poses health risks.   The heat index likewise reached dangerous levels in the following areas:   Ambulong, Batangas (44.6 degrees) Sangley Point, Cavite (4...Keep on reading: The heat is on: Heat index soars to 45.9 degrees Celsius in Aurora

Acierto, ex-PDEA officer, others indicted over shabu in magnetic lifters

MANILA, Philippines -- Prosecutors from the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted the «core conspirators» and several others for the smuggling of billions worth of shabu inside magnetic lifters.   In a 45-page joint resolution dated Apri
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Acierto, ex-PDEA officer, others indicted over shabu in magnetic lifters

MANILA, Philippines -- Prosecutors from the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted the «core conspirators» and several others for the smuggling of billions worth of shabu inside magnetic lifters.   In a 45-page joint resolution dated April 8, 2019, the four-man panel of prosecutors led by Assistant State Prosecutor Mary Jane Sytat has found probable cause to file a case for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 specifically for importation of dangerous drugs against former Customs Intelligence Officer Jimmy S. Guban, former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Deputy Director for Administration Ismael Fajardo, and former police offi...Keep on reading: Acierto, ex-PDEA officer, others indicted over shabu in magnetic lifters

Myanmar leader pardons 9,500 prisoners but not 2 reporters

  YANGON, Myanmar --- More than 9,500 prisoners were ordered released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters.   The Facebook page of the Office of President W
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Myanmar leader pardons 9,500 prisoners but not 2 reporters

  YANGON, Myanmar --- More than 9,500 prisoners were ordered released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters.   The Facebook page of the Office of President Win Myint said he has signed a pardon for 9,551 prisoners, including 16 foreigners, to be released nationwide on the occasion of the country's traditional New Year.   Official lists of those to be freed are usually not made public, but activists monitor releases, especially at Yangon's Insein Prison, where most important detainees are held.   Sympathizers waited outside the prison for the possible release of the ...Keep on reading: Myanmar leader pardons 9,500 prisoners but not 2 reporters

Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ to premiere at Cannes

NEW YORK --- The Elton John biopic «Rocketman» will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. «Rocketman» will screen on May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it is to be released in the United States. Param
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Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ to premiere at Cannes

NEW YORK --- The Elton John biopic «Rocketman» will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. «Rocketman» will screen on May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it is to be released in the United States. Paramount Pictures on Tuesday, April 16, confirmed the premiere, which Variety first reported. The film stars Taron Egerton as the British singer and pianist. It was directed by Dexter Fletcher, who stepped in to helm the Freddie Mercury biopic «Bohemian Rhapsody» after Bryan Singer was fired. «Rocketman» is a hybrid of a musical and a biopic. Elton John also produced the movie himself. The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival runs May 14 to 25. Its full s...Keep on reading: Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ to premiere at Cannes

DPWH adds equipment to hasten Manila Bay clean-up to meet July target

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) deployed additional equipment to hasten its ongoing clean-up of the 1.5-kilometer stretch of Manila Bay along Roxas Boulevard. “We are targeting a…READ The post DPWH adds equipment to hasten Manil
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DPWH adds equipment to hasten Manila Bay clean-up to meet July target

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) deployed additional equipment to hasten its ongoing clean-up of the 1.5-kilometer stretch of Manila Bay along Roxas Boulevard. “We are targeting a…READ The post DPWH adds equipment to hasten Manila Bay clean-up to meet July target appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Macron vows to rebuild a ‘more beautiful’ Notre-Dame in 5 years

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame “even more beautifully” within five years, as all of France’s cathedrals prepared to ring their bells on Wednesday to mark 48…READ The post Macron vows to rebuild a ̵
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Macron vows to rebuild a ‘more beautiful’ Notre-Dame in 5 years

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame “even more beautifully” within five years, as all of France’s cathedrals prepared to ring their bells on Wednesday to mark 48…READ The post Macron vows to rebuild a ‘more beautiful’ Notre-Dame in 5 years appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Chinese vessels near PH-occupied islands confirmed — US think tank

THE presence of Chinese fishing vessels near Philippine-occupied islands within the Spratly Group of Islands (Kalayaan Island Group) is confirmed, a Washington-based think tank said. In its report titled“Still Under…READ The post Chinese vessels near
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Chinese vessels near PH-occupied islands confirmed — US think tank

THE presence of Chinese fishing vessels near Philippine-occupied islands within the Spratly Group of Islands (Kalayaan Island Group) is confirmed, a Washington-based think tank said. In its report titled“Still Under…READ The post Chinese vessels near PH-occupied islands confirmed — US think tank appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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