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Duterte personally welcomes arriving OFWs from Qatar

CLARK, Pampanga -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night welcomed 34 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived home from Qatar for the holiday season.

US-China divisions dominate APEC summit

The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting.
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US-China divisions dominate APEC summit

The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting.

Alejano: Magdalo are not terrorists; Duterte is disrespectful

Magdalo Party-list Representative Gary Alejano on Saturday lashed back at President Rodrigo Duterte for his comments likening Magdalo members to terrorists.
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Alejano: Magdalo are not terrorists; Duterte is disrespectful

Magdalo Party-list Representative Gary Alejano on Saturday lashed back at President Rodrigo Duterte for his comments likening Magdalo members to terrorists.

PECO to explore all legal remedies if new utility gets Iloilo power franchise

Panay Electric Co., the sole power distributor in Iloilo City, on Saturday said it will file a complaint before the appropriate courts if Congress grants a 25-year legislative franchise to MORE Electric Power Corporation.
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PECO to explore all legal remedies if new utility gets Iloilo power franchise

Panay Electric Co., the sole power distributor in Iloilo City, on Saturday said it will file a complaint before the appropriate courts if Congress grants a 25-year legislative franchise to MORE Electric Power Corporation.

Photographer recalls how cops allegedly maltreated a pedicab driver in Quezon

Ezra Acayan was one of the photographers who had heard the story of Roger Herrero, the 27-year-old pedicab driver who almost got killed allegedly in the hands of policemen in Agdangan, Quezon.
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Photographer recalls how cops allegedly maltreated a pedicab driver in Quezon

Ezra Acayan was one of the photographers who had heard the story of Roger Herrero, the 27-year-old pedicab driver who almost got killed allegedly in the hands of policemen in Agdangan, Quezon.

5 soldiers killed in Sulu clash with Abu Sayyaf Group --military

Five soldiers were killed and 23 others wounded in a clash with bandit Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu on Friday afternoon, a military official said.
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5 soldiers killed in Sulu clash with Abu Sayyaf Group --military

Five soldiers were killed and 23 others wounded in a clash with bandit Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu on Friday afternoon, a military official said.

Robredo happy about Imelda Marcos' conviction but sad about P150,000 bail

Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday said she was happy about former First Lady Imelda Marcos' conviction, but sad about her P150,000 bail.
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Robredo happy about Imelda Marcos' conviction but sad about P150,000 bail

Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday said she was happy about former First Lady Imelda Marcos' conviction, but sad about her P150,000 bail.

Massachusetts to start selling recreational marijuana

NEW YORK: Massachusetts is joining the growing list of US states where Americans can walk into a shop and legally buy recreational marijuana, with two stores due to open next…READ The post Massachusetts to start selling recreational marijuana appeared f
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Massachusetts to start selling recreational marijuana

NEW YORK: Massachusetts is joining the growing list of US states where Americans can walk into a shop and legally buy recreational marijuana, with two stores due to open next…READ The post Massachusetts to start selling recreational marijuana appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder – reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people…READ The post CIA concludes Saudi Cr
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CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder – reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people…READ The post CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder – reports appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Northern California chokes on toxic air as Trump set to visit

PARADISE: Schools and tourist attractions across the San Francisco Bay Area were shut Friday and residents were urged to stay indoors as smoke from California’s deadliest wildfire — a three-hour…READ The post Northern California chokes on to
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Northern California chokes on toxic air as Trump set to visit

PARADISE: Schools and tourist attractions across the San Francisco Bay Area were shut Friday and residents were urged to stay indoors as smoke from California’s deadliest wildfire — a three-hour…READ The post Northern California chokes on toxic air as Trump set to visit appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Quezon road accident kills motorcyclist

  LUCENA CITY -- A motorcycle rider died in a road accident in Sariaya town in Quezon province Friday night, police said Saturday.   A report from the Quezon police said Rogelio Magadia, 59, was aboard his motorcycle when he collided wi
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Quezon road accident kills motorcyclist

  LUCENA CITY -- A motorcycle rider died in a road accident in Sariaya town in Quezon province Friday night, police said Saturday.   A report from the Quezon police said Rogelio Magadia, 59, was aboard his motorcycle when he collided with an incoming tricycle that went out of its lane in Barangay (village) Pili at around 6 p.m.   Police said Magadia sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Lucena United Doctors Hospital in Lucena City. Police said Magadia died on the way.   Meanwhile police said Froilan de Luna, the tricycle driver fled after the collision. Police said De Lima remains at large as of Saturday morning. /muf   &...Keep on reading: Quezon road accident kills motorcyclist

Regine Velasquez: In half of my career with GMA, I didn’t have a contract

Since she is now a certified Kapamilya, Regine Velasquez made a revelation during her 20-year stay with her previous network, GMA. «Not a lot of people know that my 20 years (staying at) GMA, kalahati[noon], wala akongkontrata(half of it, I didn't ha
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Regine Velasquez: In half of my career with GMA, I didn’t have a contract

Since she is now a certified Kapamilya, Regine Velasquez made a revelation during her 20-year stay with her previous network, GMA. «Not a lot of people know that my 20 years (staying at) GMA, kalahati[noon], wala akongkontrata(half of it, I didn't have a contract),» the Asia's Songbird revealed in a «Tonight With Boy Abunda» interview aired Friday night. Velasquez made the revelation after Boy Abunda asked her what comment she got after her much-talked-abouttransfer to ABS-CBN was the most hurtful. She answered: «walangutang na loob (being ungrateful).» Even though she was called ungrateful despite being with GMA for that period, Velasquez said she stayed with the network "[...Keep on reading: Regine Velasquez: In half of my career with GMA, I didn’t have a contract

Pagasa monitors LPA outside PAR

      The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is constantly monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine area of responsibilty. Pagasa said that as of 3 a.
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Pagasa monitors LPA outside PAR

      The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is constantly monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine area of responsibilty. Pagasa said that as of 3 a.m. of Saturday, the LPA was located at 2,010 kilometers east of Mindanao. It has a maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is moving westward at a speed of 20 kph. With this, the Pagasa said that the Palawan island would have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms caused by the trough of LPA. Possible flooding and landslides could be expected, Pagasa warned the r...Keep on reading: Pagasa monitors LPA outside PAR

8 alleged shabu pushers fall in Quezon raid, buy-busts

  LUCENA CITY - Eight suspected shabu pushers were arrested in a raid and a series of buy-bust operations in different municipalities in Quezon province on Friday, police said Saturday.   Anti-illegal drugs operatives armed with a search wa
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8 alleged shabu pushers fall in Quezon raid, buy-busts

  LUCENA CITY - Eight suspected shabu pushers were arrested in a raid and a series of buy-bust operations in different municipalities in Quezon province on Friday, police said Saturday.   Anti-illegal drugs operatives armed with a search warrant nabbed Melinda Calapini at her house in Barangay (village) Paiisa in Tiaong town around 11:30 p.m. She yielded 12 sachets of shabu weighing a total of 4.5 grams with an estimated street value of P30,600, said Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police director.   Earlier, authorities also collared Argel Reyes in a buy-bust operation in the same village at around 11 p.m. Reyes yielded less than one gram of shabu. ...Keep on reading: 8 alleged shabu pushers fall in Quezon raid, buy-busts

Husband accidentally shoots wife dead in Pangasinan

        DAGUPAN CITY --- A businesswoman was shot dead on Friday night (Nov. 16) accidentally by her husband in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, police said on Saturday (Nov. 17). Jennifer dela Cruz, 45, was hit in the head and di
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Husband accidentally shoots wife dead in Pangasinan

        DAGUPAN CITY --- A businesswoman was shot dead on Friday night (Nov. 16) accidentally by her husband in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, police said on Saturday (Nov. 17). Jennifer dela Cruz, 45, was hit in the head and died while being treated at the Western Pangasinan District Hospital. Police said Dela Cruz's 44-year-old husband, Christopher, was dry firing his 9-mm pistol at about 8:50 p.m. when the gun went off inside their house in Barangay (village) Palamis. Dry firing refers to practice shooting stances using an empty firearm. Christopher claimed he did not know the gun was loaded. He was immediately arrested by responding policemen a...Keep on reading: Husband accidentally shoots wife dead in Pangasinan

Declaration of Mislatel as third telco can now proceed --DICT’s Rio

Department of Information and Communications Technology Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said Saturday the process to declare Mislatel Consortium as the third telco player can now proceed as Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. and Singson-led Sear Teleco
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Declaration of Mislatel as third telco can now proceed --DICT’s Rio

Department of Information and Communications Technology Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said Saturday the process to declare Mislatel Consortium as the third telco player can now proceed as Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. and Singson-led Sear Telecom no longer pursued to appeal their respective disqualifications before the National Telecommunications Communications.

German Chancellor Merkel: Don't let haters set the agenda

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged people to stand up against hatred and reject «lies» about a UN migration accord during her first visit to the city of Chemnitz since a spate of far-right violence that tarnished Germany's image abroad.
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German Chancellor Merkel: Don't let haters set the agenda

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged people to stand up against hatred and reject «lies» about a UN migration accord during her first visit to the city of Chemnitz since a spate of far-right violence that tarnished Germany's image abroad.

Bottles, chili paste thrown as Sri Lanka enters into political turmoil

Sri Lanka's parliament descended into chaos for a second day on Friday as lawmakers supporting newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books, chili paste and water bottles at the speaker to try to disrupt a second no-confidence motion.
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Bottles, chili paste thrown as Sri Lanka enters into political turmoil

Sri Lanka's parliament descended into chaos for a second day on Friday as lawmakers supporting newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books, chili paste and water bottles at the speaker to try to disrupt a second no-confidence motion.

Trump says US may not impose more tariffs on China

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he may not impose more tariffs on Chinese goods after Beijing sent the United States a list of measures it was willing to take to resolve trade tensions, although he added it was unacceptable that some major item
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Trump says US may not impose more tariffs on China

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he may not impose more tariffs on Chinese goods after Beijing sent the United States a list of measures it was willing to take to resolve trade tensions, although he added it was unacceptable that some major items were omitted from the list.

Dollar, US yields slide on Federal Reserve official rate talk

The US dollar weakened and Treasury yields slid on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official said US interest rates were near a neutral rate, while the S&P 500 ended positive after a seesaw session helped by optimism over US-China trade ties.
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Dollar, US yields slide on Federal Reserve official rate talk

The US dollar weakened and Treasury yields slid on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official said US interest rates were near a neutral rate, while the S&P 500 ended positive after a seesaw session helped by optimism over US-China trade ties.

Eduard Folayang feels he can be a world champion again

Former ONE lightweight champion Eduard Folayang, ahead of his upcoming showdown against Amir Khan of Singapore, says his best days are not yet over.
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Eduard Folayang feels he can be a world champion again

Former ONE lightweight champion Eduard Folayang, ahead of his upcoming showdown against Amir Khan of Singapore, says his best days are not yet over.

US-China rivalry to dominate summit

PORT MORESBY: Asian Pacific leaders fly into the unlikely venue of Port Moresby today for a summit that is developing into a tug-of-war for regional influence between an assertive China and an increasingly…READ The post US-China rivalry to dominate s
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US-China rivalry to dominate summit

PORT MORESBY: Asian Pacific leaders fly into the unlikely venue of Port Moresby today for a summit that is developing into a tug-of-war for regional influence between an assertive China and an increasingly…READ The post US-China rivalry to dominate summit appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PSEi back at 7,000 following rate hike

The stock market returned to the 7,000 level on Friday as investors took heart from a fresh policy rate hike and overnight gains on Wall Street. The benchmark Philippine Stock…READ The post PSEi back at 7,000 following rate hike appeared first on The Ma
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PSEi back at 7,000 following rate hike

The stock market returned to the 7,000 level on Friday as investors took heart from a fresh policy rate hike and overnight gains on Wall Street. The benchmark Philippine Stock…READ The post PSEi back at 7,000 following rate hike appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

‘Hot money’ outflow dips to $67.8M in Oct

FOREIGN portfolio investments remained negative in October, but the net outflow was lower compared to the previous month and a year earlier, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data released on Friday…READ The post ‘Hot money’ outflow dips to $67.8M
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‘Hot money’ outflow dips to $67.8M in Oct

FOREIGN portfolio investments remained negative in October, but the net outflow was lower compared to the previous month and a year earlier, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data released on Friday…READ The post ‘Hot money’ outflow dips to $67.8M in Oct appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

US manufacturing production rises steadily in October

US manufacturing output increased for a fifth straight month in October, shrugging off a sharp decline in motor vehicle production and suggesting underlying strength in factory activity despite signs of a slowdown in the sector.
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US manufacturing production rises steadily in October

US manufacturing output increased for a fifth straight month in October, shrugging off a sharp decline in motor vehicle production and suggesting underlying strength in factory activity despite signs of a slowdown in the sector.

Student delinquencies up as US household debt hits another record

The total debt shouldered by Americans has hit another record high, rising to $13.5 trillion in the last quarter, while an unusual jump in student-loan delinquencies could provide another signal that the US economic expansion is growing old.
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Student delinquencies up as US household debt hits another record

The total debt shouldered by Americans has hit another record high, rising to $13.5 trillion in the last quarter, while an unusual jump in student-loan delinquencies could provide another signal that the US economic expansion is growing old.

Asia markets mixed with eyes on China-US trade, pound

HONG KONG: Asian markets swung throughout Friday as investors weighed China-US trade speculation, while the pound struggled to stage a strong recovery from the previous day’s Brexit-fuelled bruising. As a volatile week…READ The post Asia markets mix
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Asia markets mixed with eyes on China-US trade, pound

HONG KONG: Asian markets swung throughout Friday as investors weighed China-US trade speculation, while the pound struggled to stage a strong recovery from the previous day’s Brexit-fuelled bruising. As a volatile week…READ The post Asia markets mixed with eyes on China-US trade, pound appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea: As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China’s president. A huge sign…READ The post China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects appeared fi
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China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea: As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China’s president. A huge sign…READ The post China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

APEC host urges respect for trade rules

PORT MORESBY,: The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year’s APEC summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by “countries large and small” as spats between the US and China…READ The post APEC host urges respect for trade
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APEC host urges respect for trade rules

PORT MORESBY,: The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year’s APEC summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by “countries large and small” as spats between the US and China…READ The post APEC host urges respect for trade rules appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Europe battles Brexit blues, Wall Street faces tech stress

European stocks slipped again, and sterling and the euro remained volatile on Friday, as one of the most dramatic twists yet in the Brexit process compounded another turbulent week for world markets.
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Europe battles Brexit blues, Wall Street faces tech stress

European stocks slipped again, and sterling and the euro remained volatile on Friday, as one of the most dramatic twists yet in the Brexit process compounded another turbulent week for world markets.

PT&T asks SC to reverse disqualification as 3rd telco bidder

The Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (PT& T) filed a petition on Friday to the Supreme Court to reverse its disqualification as the country's third telecommunications service provider.
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PT&T asks SC to reverse disqualification as 3rd telco bidder

The Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (PT& T) filed a petition on Friday to the Supreme Court to reverse its disqualification as the country's third telecommunications service provider.

Duterte is cutting short Papua New Guinea visit

      President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his visit to Papua New Guinea where the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings are currently being held. Duterte was supposed to depart Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea o
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Duterte is cutting short Papua New Guinea visit

      President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his visit to Papua New Guinea where the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings are currently being held. Duterte was supposed to depart Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Sunday evening. But Duterte is now set to leave on Saturday evening (11:15 p.m. local time) after the gala dinner. He is expected to arrive in Davao City by early Sunday morning (3:15 a.m.), according to a Palace media advisory. He will be represented by some Cabinet members for the remaining APEC activities. On Friday morning, Duterte arrived at the Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New ...Keep on reading: Duterte is cutting short Papua New Guinea visit

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