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BSP taps ‘three tenors’ to guide loan pricing

Banks will soon be able to price their loans to corporate and retail borrowers more accurately after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) introduced a third interest rate benchmark in its existing term deposit facility (TDF), resulting in what the central ba

A role model of good manners and right conduct?

Jesus:«Whoever causes one of these little ones to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea»(Mark 9:42).   One day, I found myself seated on a bench and having a tte--
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A role model of good manners and right conduct?

Jesus:«Whoever causes one of these little ones to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea»(Mark 9:42).   One day, I found myself seated on a bench and having a tte--tte with a ten-year-old boy. At one point I was taken aback when he asked: «Is it really bad to say bad language?»   «My mom used to remind me NOT TO SAY bad words,» he continued,«but I read BAD WORDS from leaders and hear BAD WORDS from older cousins and uncles.»   And, with cussing flooding the social media, particularly from public leaders, do I expect him and other children to know better? Poor child. He's so confus...Keep on reading: A role model of good manners and right conduct?

Will Gina Ortiz-Jones become the first Filipina American in Congress?

  NEW YORK -- A Filipina American is running for a Congressional seat to represent the 23rd district in Texas in November. Gina Ortiz Jones, 37, who won the Democratic primary runoff, is a former Army intelligence officer who served in Iraq. Sh
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Will Gina Ortiz-Jones become the first Filipina American in Congress?

  NEW YORK -- A Filipina American is running for a Congressional seat to represent the 23rd district in Texas in November. Gina Ortiz Jones, 37, who won the Democratic primary runoff, is a former Army intelligence officer who served in Iraq. She and her sister were raised by Victorina Ortiz, a single mother who graduated from the University of the Philippines in Diliman and immigrated to the San Antonio area in the late 1970s as a domestic helper. While serving in the military, Ortiz-Jones kept her sexual orientation to herself because of the «Don't Ask Don't Tell» policy. Checking off the boxes in her life, Jones is a woman, a Democrat, an Asian American, a veteran, an...Keep on reading: Will Gina Ortiz-Jones become the first Filipina American in Congress?

200 kids separated from parents moved to NY facility; Trump still under fire

NEW YORK---As more than 200 immigrant children separated from their parents were moved to a foster care facility in New York City, President Donald Trump continued to draw condemnation from Democratic and GOP officials alike for what has been described as hi
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200 kids separated from parents moved to NY facility; Trump still under fire

NEW YORK---As more than 200 immigrant children separated from their parents were moved to a foster care facility in New York City, President Donald Trump continued to draw condemnation from Democratic and GOP officials alike for what has been described as his «cruel, inhumane and very un-American» zero tolerance policy.   Despite its suspension since June 20, critics say Trump's executive order «does nothing to fix the chaos or the humanitarian crisis at the border that Trump created.»   On Friday, June 22, following confirmed reports that immigrant children separated from their families have been relocated to New York City, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) led a ...Keep on reading: 200 kids separated from parents moved to NY facility; Trump still under fire

Trump wants ‘invaders’ sent right back, with ‘no judges, no court cases’

  WASHINGTON (AP) --- President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in respons
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Trump wants ‘invaders’ sent right back, with ‘no judges, no court cases’

  WASHINGTON (AP) --- President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in response that such a step would be illegal and violate the Constitution that Trump swore to uphold, «We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,» the president said on Twitter as he was being driven to his private golf club in Northern Virginia. "When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Ord...Keep on reading: Trump wants ‘invaders’ sent right back, with ‘no judges, no court cases’

Janet Jackson’s baby helped her overcome depression

In an open letter published in Essence magazine, pop star Janet Jackson opened up about her depression, the societal pressure she has been facing for so long, and how her 1-year-old baby boy, Eissa, helped her become a happier person. «The struggle w
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Janet Jackson’s baby helped her overcome depression

In an open letter published in Essence magazine, pop star Janet Jackson opened up about her depression, the societal pressure she has been facing for so long, and how her 1-year-old baby boy, Eissa, helped her become a happier person. «The struggle was intense ... Low self-esteem might be rooted in childhood feelings of inferiority. It could relate to failing to meet impossibly high standards,» Janet wrote. «And of course there are always issues of racism and sexism. Put it all together and depression is a tenacious and scary condition. Thankfully, I found my way through it.» But as a first-time mom at 52, Janet, who gave birth to Eissa in January last year, can finally say tha...Keep on reading: Janet Jackson’s baby helped her overcome depression

Trade worries weigh on Wall Street, tech stocks suffer

Wall Street's main indexes dropped on Monday as a move to check Chinese investments in U.S. technology firms further raised tensions between the United States and its trading partners.
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Trade worries weigh on Wall Street, tech stocks suffer

Wall Street's main indexes dropped on Monday as a move to check Chinese investments in U.S. technology firms further raised tensions between the United States and its trading partners.

Facing US blowback, Beijing softens ‘Made in China 2025’ message

Beijing has begun downplaying Made in China 2025, the state-backed industrial policy that has provoked alarm in the West and is core to Washington's complaints about the country's technological ambitions, diplomatic and Chinese state media sources said.
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Facing US blowback, Beijing softens ‘Made in China 2025’ message

Beijing has begun downplaying Made in China 2025, the state-backed industrial policy that has provoked alarm in the West and is core to Washington's complaints about the country's technological ambitions, diplomatic and Chinese state media sources said.

Soccer-roo halts play in Australian football match

Australia's national football team may be nicknamed the «Socceroos» but the country's most recognizable marsupial had shown scant interest in the game until a real life 'roo bounded in to the middle of a match.
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Soccer-roo halts play in Australian football match

Australia's national football team may be nicknamed the «Socceroos» but the country's most recognizable marsupial had shown scant interest in the game until a real life 'roo bounded in to the middle of a match.

Indian prodigy becomes 2nd youngest chess grandmaster ever at 12

A 12-year-old Indian boy described as 'unstoppable' by his proud father has become the world's second youngest chess grandmaster ever.
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Indian prodigy becomes 2nd youngest chess grandmaster ever at 12

A 12-year-old Indian boy described as 'unstoppable' by his proud father has become the world's second youngest chess grandmaster ever.

Malaysia arrests former aide to ex-premier over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities have arrested a former aide to ex-premier Najib Razak after reopening an investigation into the 1MDB scandal, state media reported on Monday. The new government, which stormed to a shock victory at elections last month, ha
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Malaysia arrests former aide to ex-premier over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities have arrested a former aide to ex-premier Najib Razak after reopening an investigation into the 1MDB scandal, state media reported on Monday. The new government, which stormed to a shock victory at elections last month, has revived investigations into the sovereign wealth fund, which were shut down by Najib. Najib, his [...] The post Malaysia arrests former aide to ex-premier over 1MDB scandal appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Intertropical convergence zone to bring rains in parts of PH

AN intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring rains in parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Monday. “The ITCZ will cause cloudy conditions and isolated rainshowers ove
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Intertropical convergence zone to bring rains in parts of PH

AN intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring rains in parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Monday. “The ITCZ will cause cloudy conditions and isolated rainshowers over Metro Manila, Bicol region, Visayas and the provinces of Aurora, Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Calabarzon,” weather specialist Obet Badrina said. This [...] The post Intertropical convergence zone to bring rains in parts of PH appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Online appointment slots for passport applications available from July to Sept.–DFA

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday informed the public that the online appointment slots for passport applications from July to September 2018 were still available. In an advisory, the DFA advised the public to visit its consular service onli
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Online appointment slots for passport applications available from July to Sept.–DFA

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday informed the public that the online appointment slots for passport applications from July to September 2018 were still available. In an advisory, the DFA advised the public to visit its consular service online and look for a slot on these months. The DFA said that if applicants could not [...] The post Online appointment slots for passport applications available from July to Sept.–DFA appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Wife drives husband back to prison after his release by mistake

«'Til death do us part» may be the ultimate marital vow, but one wife in Colorado would rather follow the law than be reunited with her jailbreaking husband. The unnamed wife of 38-year-old James J. Reynerson was surprised when she found her su
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Wife drives husband back to prison after his release by mistake

«'Til death do us part» may be the ultimate marital vow, but one wife in Colorado would rather follow the law than be reunited with her jailbreaking husband. The unnamed wife of 38-year-old James J. Reynerson was surprised when she found her supposed-to-be-imprisoned husband in the garage of the apartment complex where she lives last May 21, according to a report byGrand Junction Daily Sentinel on Thursday, June 21. The inmate was wrongfully released from the Mesa County Jail where he was in custody. Overlooking the concept of forever in each other's arms, the wife told Reynerson that he needed to turn himself in. She proceeded to personally drive him back to the Mesa County De...Keep on reading: Wife drives husband back to prison after his release by mistake

Study: Horses can read human emotions

TOKYO --- A team of researchers has added a new dimension to horse sense --- according to a group including Hokkaido University Associate Prof. Ayaka Takimoto, horses are capable of perceiving human emotions through a combination of facial expressions and voi
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Study: Horses can read human emotions

TOKYO --- A team of researchers has added a new dimension to horse sense --- according to a group including Hokkaido University Associate Prof. Ayaka Takimoto, horses are capable of perceiving human emotions through a combination of facial expressions and voice tones.   The team said its experiment showed that a horse responds more quickly to a human voice when the speaker's tone does not match the facial expression that the horse sees. It was the first time that an animal other than dogs has been confirmed to have such a capability.   The results of the research were published in the British online science journal Scientific Reportson Thursday.   The...Keep on reading: Study: Horses can read human emotions

Bring lesbian, bi, or trans pride flags at your local march

While scrolling through Twitter last week, I saw that Oreo tweeted support for the LGBTQ+ community. The tweet showed a cookie with various-colored cream in the middle. I was only familiar with the rainbow combo, which is the universal symbol for Pride Month
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Bring lesbian, bi, or trans pride flags at your local march

While scrolling through Twitter last week, I saw that Oreo tweeted support for the LGBTQ+ community. The tweet showed a cookie with various-colored cream in the middle. I was only familiar with the rainbow combo, which is the universal symbol for Pride Month. But netizens also pointed out that it's missing the colors of the lesbian flag. https://twitter.com/Oreo/status/1010310244164128768 Then it hit me: They all have individual flags and I think people should know about them. This is also for those who may not be aware that there's a symbol that represents their identity. So here's a rundown of the different flags and the history behind them. Lesbian flag The lesbian fla...Keep on reading: Bring lesbian, bi, or trans pride flags at your local march

Abaya should be indicted for plunder over MRT mess, 2 solons say

  The Ombudsman should have indicted former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and 16 others of plunder instead of just graft, in connection tothe anomalous P4.2 billion Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) maintenance contract,lawmakers asserte
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Abaya should be indicted for plunder over MRT mess, 2 solons say

  The Ombudsman should have indicted former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and 16 others of plunder instead of just graft, in connection tothe anomalous P4.2 billion Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) maintenance contract,lawmakers assertedon Monday. While he welcomed the Ombudsman's finding of probable cause for graft against the former Department of Transportation (DOTr) officials involved in the anomalous maintenance contract, Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Rep. Jericho Nograles said the Ombudsman «fell short» in its decision and should have recommended plunder charges against them. "The Ombudsman was correct in its decision to indict the people behind the ...Keep on reading: Abaya should be indicted for plunder over MRT mess, 2 solons say

PCOO’s budget may be cut if it commits another gaffe — Gatchalian

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) may face a budget cut next year if it commits another blunder, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian warned on Monday. Gatchalian was thelatest victim of the PCOO when a press release posted on its website on J
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PCOO’s budget may be cut if it commits another gaffe — Gatchalian

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) may face a budget cut next year if it commits another blunder, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian warned on Monday. Gatchalian was thelatest victim of the PCOO when a press release posted on its website on June mistakenly identified him as «Sen. Winston Gatchalian.» READ:PCOO calls Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian as 'Winston' The senator hopes that this would be the last blunder of the agency or else its budget would be put under scrutiny when Congress deliberates on the 2019 national budget. "I think kung may mangyari na namang mistake (If there is another mistake) they will have to justify their budget to the last centavo because in ...Keep on reading: PCOO’s budget may be cut if it commits another gaffe — Gatchalian

GCash, Alipay team up for cross-border remittance between PHL and HK

Globe Telecom Inc.’s GCash has teamed up with Alipay to allow cross-border remittances between individuals in the Philippines and in Hong Kong, said to be the first of its kind globally.
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GCash, Alipay team up for cross-border remittance between PHL and HK

Globe Telecom Inc.’s GCash has teamed up with Alipay to allow cross-border remittances between individuals in the Philippines and in Hong Kong, said to be the first of its kind globally.

Hontiveros to Duterte admin on call of 38 states: Tama na ang palusot

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday said the Duterte administration should stop making excuses and heed the call of 38 states to put an end to drug killings and cooperate with international bodies conducting investigation.
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Hontiveros to Duterte admin on call of 38 states: Tama na ang palusot

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday said the Duterte administration should stop making excuses and heed the call of 38 states to put an end to drug killings and cooperate with international bodies conducting investigation.

Genesis death ‘tragic’ but not the aim of anti-tambay ops --PNP

The death of Genesis Argoncillo while in police custody was tragic but killing persons nabbed in line with the anti-tambay campaign isn’t part of the plan, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday.
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Genesis death ‘tragic’ but not the aim of anti-tambay ops --PNP

The death of Genesis Argoncillo while in police custody was tragic but killing persons nabbed in line with the anti-tambay campaign isn’t part of the plan, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday.

Sister of slain Western Visayas drug lord killed

THE sister of slain Western Visayas top drug lord, Melvin Odicta, was herself killed in an attack at a resort late on Sunday afternoon, police said. The victim was identified as Remia Prevendido Gregory. Her secretary was also killed while her husband was wou
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Sister of slain Western Visayas drug lord killed

THE sister of slain Western Visayas top drug lord, Melvin Odicta, was herself killed in an attack at a resort late on Sunday afternoon, police said. The victim was identified as Remia Prevendido Gregory. Her secretary was also killed while her husband was wounded. No other details are available as of posting time. EUGENE Y. [...] The post Sister of slain Western Visayas drug lord killed appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Judicial screening committee shortlists candidates for SC associate justice

SUPREME Court Administrator Midas Marquez, six justices of the Court of Appeals and a former law school dean make up the shortlist of candidates for the post that Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. vacated following his retirement, a source privy to th
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Judicial screening committee shortlists candidates for SC associate justice

SUPREME Court Administrator Midas Marquez, six justices of the Court of Appeals and a former law school dean make up the shortlist of candidates for the post that Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. vacated following his retirement, a source privy to the Judicial and Bar Council’s screening of applicants told The Manila Times on Monday. [...] The post Judicial screening committee shortlists candidates for SC associate justice appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

WORLD CUP: On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina’s World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday. Victory against t
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WORLD CUP: On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina’s World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday. Victory against the Africans, who Argentina have beaten in all four previous World Cup meetings, will secure [...] The post WORLD CUP: On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Traffic heavy as transport groups rally vs. jeepney phaseout plan, oil price hikes

Members of the transport groups PISTON and the No to Jeepney Phaseout Coalition conducted another rally on Monday to protest the government's jeepney modernization program and other issues.
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Traffic heavy as transport groups rally vs. jeepney phaseout plan, oil price hikes

Members of the transport groups PISTON and the No to Jeepney Phaseout Coalition conducted another rally on Monday to protest the government's jeepney modernization program and other issues.

Bam Aquino seeks probe on ‘tambay’ arrest, death of Genesis

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV filed Monday a resolution seeking to probe the government’s policy against loitering as well as the death of Genesis «Tisoy» Argoncillo, who died days after being arrested for alleged alarm and scandal.
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Bam Aquino seeks probe on ‘tambay’ arrest, death of Genesis

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV filed Monday a resolution seeking to probe the government’s policy against loitering as well as the death of Genesis «Tisoy» Argoncillo, who died days after being arrested for alleged alarm and scandal.

PSE gets SEC nod for short selling

Local bourse operator Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. has secured the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission to introduce short selling in the equities market in a bid to improve liquidity.
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PSE gets SEC nod for short selling

Local bourse operator Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. has secured the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission to introduce short selling in the equities market in a bid to improve liquidity.

Araneta Center Bus Port takes in PayMaya for cashless payments

The Araneta Center Bus Port and PayMaya Philippines are now partners in cashless transactions, for both online payments and at the bus terminal.
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Araneta Center Bus Port takes in PayMaya for cashless payments

The Araneta Center Bus Port and PayMaya Philippines are now partners in cashless transactions, for both online payments and at the bus terminal.

DA starts implementing suggested retail prices of agri products

The Department of Agriculture on Monday imposed the suggested retail prices (SRP) of select agricultural products in Metro Manila.
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DA starts implementing suggested retail prices of agri products

The Department of Agriculture on Monday imposed the suggested retail prices (SRP) of select agricultural products in Metro Manila.

Rain or Shine wins as Meralco runs out of steam late

The Meralco Bolts just scored a combined five points in the fourth quarter and in overtime to yield to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 106-99, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
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Rain or Shine wins as Meralco runs out of steam late

The Meralco Bolts just scored a combined five points in the fourth quarter and in overtime to yield to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 106-99, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

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