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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

NU overcomes La Salle in battle of top teams

The NU Lady Bulldogs edged the DLSU Lady Spikers 26-24 19-25 22-25 25-17 16-14 to remain as the only unbeaten squad in the UAAP Women’s Volleyball competition.
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NU overcomes La Salle in battle of top teams

The NU Lady Bulldogs edged the DLSU Lady Spikers 26-24 19-25 22-25 25-17 16-14 to remain as the only unbeaten squad in the UAAP Women’s Volleyball competition.

Ballesteros tows Bolts to victory over Ginebra

The Meralco Bolts sparked an 8-2 run in the final two minutes, leaning on an unlikely hero in Jason Ballesteros, to defeat Barangay GInebra San Miguel, 84-82, on Sunday.
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Ballesteros tows Bolts to victory over Ginebra

The Meralco Bolts sparked an 8-2 run in the final two minutes, leaning on an unlikely hero in Jason Ballesteros, to defeat Barangay GInebra San Miguel, 84-82, on Sunday.

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting.
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Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting.

Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year.
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Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year.

‘Shame on you!’ student tells Trump

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States: A survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday (Sunday) over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, as several thousand rallied in Florida to demand urgent action on gu
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‘Shame on you!’ student tells Trump

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States: A survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday (Sunday) over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, as several thousand rallied in Florida to demand urgent action on gun control. Three days after a troubled teen armed with an assault rifle killed 17 [...] The post ‘Shame on you!’ student tells Trump appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

BRUSSELS: EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. A special one-day summit in Brussels on Friday of the 27 leaders
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Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

BRUSSELS: EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. A special one-day summit in Brussels on Friday of the 27 leaders without Britain is meant to be a key step in the roadmap [...] The post Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Japan team builds second skin message display

TOKYO: Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body. The band-aid-like device is just one millimeter thick and can monitor important health data a
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Japan team builds second skin message display

TOKYO: Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body. The band-aid-like device is just one millimeter thick and can monitor important health data as well as send and receive messages, including emojis. Takao Someya, the [...] The post Japan team builds second skin message display appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Exposure to cleaning products can affect lung health in women but not men, finds new study

New European research has found that women who regularly use cleaning products and sprays, either at home or in their work, are more likely to experience a decline in lung function than men, or women who do not clean. Carried out by researchers at the Univ
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Exposure to cleaning products can affect lung health in women but not men, finds new study

New European research has found that women who regularly use cleaning products and sprays, either at home or in their work, are more likely to experience a decline in lung function than men, or women who do not clean. Carried out by researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway, the team analyzed data from 6,235 participants who were followed for more than 20 years. «While the short-term effects of cleaning chemicals on asthma are becoming increasingly well documented, we lack knowledge of the long-term impact,» explained senior study author Cecile Svanes, MD, PhD. "We feared that such chemicals, by steadily causing a little damage to the airways day after day, year afte...Keep on reading: Exposure to cleaning products can affect lung health in women but not men, finds new study

Jaro archbishop officiates Mass for Demafelis, other abused OFWs

ILOILO CITY --- Hundreds of current and former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families on Sunday attended Mass and offered prayers here for abused OFWs, including murdered domestic helper Joanna Demafelis. The Mass at the St. Vincent Ferrer Sem
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Jaro archbishop officiates Mass for Demafelis, other abused OFWs

ILOILO CITY --- Hundreds of current and former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families on Sunday attended Mass and offered prayers here for abused OFWs, including murdered domestic helper Joanna Demafelis. The Mass at the St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary in Jaro District was officiated by outgoing Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo. Earlier at the same venue, there was forum organized by the Jaro ArchdioceseCommissionfor thePastoral CareforMigrantsandItinerantPeople. The plight of Demafelis, a native of Sara town in Iloilo, was among those discussed in the forum, according to Connie Bragas-Regalado, chairperson of Migrante International and one of the speakers. Demafel...Keep on reading: Jaro archbishop officiates Mass for Demafelis, other abused OFWs

Want a footloose, car-free vacation? Check out these pedestrian-friendly cities

Munich, Kyoto and Bordeaux have been named some of the most beautiful, pedestrian-friendly tourism destinations in a new list compiled by Booking.com. For the selection, the online reservation site teased out trends from the reviews of their 26 million tra
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Want a footloose, car-free vacation? Check out these pedestrian-friendly cities

Munich, Kyoto and Bordeaux have been named some of the most beautiful, pedestrian-friendly tourism destinations in a new list compiled by Booking.com. For the selection, the online reservation site teased out trends from the reviews of their 26 million travelers, who praised the walkable neighborhoods of cities with ample green spaces, quaint and charming streets, and village-like feel. Strap on your most comfortable walking shoes, for their selection for the best car-free destinations: Munich The biggest pedestrian-friendly feature going for Munich is its English Garden, a sprawling park in the center of the city that's among the biggest in Europe, with its own lake, beer ...Keep on reading: Want a footloose, car-free vacation? Check out these pedestrian-friendly cities

British female stars demand end to sexual harassment

LONDON --- Many of Britain's most prominent female entertainment stars have signed an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment ahead of Britain's major film awards. A letter published Sunday has been signed by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, N
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British female stars demand end to sexual harassment

LONDON --- Many of Britain's most prominent female entertainment stars have signed an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment ahead of Britain's major film awards. A letter published Sunday has been signed by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, Naomie Harris, Emma Watson, Gemma Arterton and many others. The letter in The Observer calls for an end to impunity and says «this movement is bigger than just a change in our industry alone.» Backed by more than 190 entertainers, academics and activists, the letter aligns British film stars with the fight against sexual harassment set off by the allegations against US movie producer Harvey Weinstein. It comes ahead of Su...Keep on reading: British female stars demand end to sexual harassment

3 states offering 1,000 jobs to Filipino workers–POEA

SAUDI Arabia, Taiwan and Germany have opened more than 1,000 job opportunities for Filipino workers under a government-to-government program, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health alone is lookin
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3 states offering 1,000 jobs to Filipino workers–POEA

SAUDI Arabia, Taiwan and Germany have opened more than 1,000 job opportunities for Filipino workers under a government-to-government program, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health alone is looking for a total of 500 female specialist nurses for neonatal intensive care unit, coronary care unit, intensive care unit, nursery, emergency room, surgical wards [...] The post 3 states offering 1,000 jobs to Filipino workers–POEA appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

International Mother Language Day

Every year, we in Bangladesh, observe with deep respect February 21 as ‘Shahid Dibash’ or the ‘Day of Martyrs’. We remember the martyrs who sacrificed their lives on this day in 1952 to establish our right to speak in Bangla, our mothe
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International Mother Language Day

Every year, we in Bangladesh, observe with deep respect February 21 as ‘Shahid Dibash’ or the ‘Day of Martyrs’. We remember the martyrs who sacrificed their lives on this day in 1952 to establish our right to speak in Bangla, our mother language. Administration of the then Pakistan decided that Urdu would be the only [...] The post International Mother Language Day appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Czech World Press Photo Awardee to showcase works at National Museum

Known for his captivating photographs from different parts of the world telling stories of mankind’s struggles and triumphs, Czech photographer Jan Šibík will showcase his unparalleled collection of photographs covering the last ten years. Sin
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Czech World Press Photo Awardee to showcase works at National Museum

Known for his captivating photographs from different parts of the world telling stories of mankind’s struggles and triumphs, Czech photographer Jan Šibík will showcase his unparalleled collection of photographs covering the last ten years. Since the beginning of Šibík’s career, he has been “on-spot” where important things happen. Thus, in his exhibition, there will be [...] The post Czech World Press Photo Awardee to showcase works at National Museum appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Top Cabinet execs to appear at Senate probe on Navy frigates deal

Several members of President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet were set to appear before the Senate investigation on the Philippine Navy's now-controversial frigates deal on Monday to express their support to the administration, Malacaang said Sunday. Communicatio
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Top Cabinet execs to appear at Senate probe on Navy frigates deal

Several members of President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet were set to appear before the Senate investigation on the Philippine Navy's now-controversial frigates deal on Monday to express their support to the administration, Malacaang said Sunday. Communications Sec. Martin Andanar, Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre, and another member of the Cabinet would be attending the Senate committee on national defense and security's hearing on the Navy's purchase of the P15.5-billion Combat Management System (CMS) for the frigates, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said. «Ay nandoon po tayo para magpakita ng suporta, at para magpahiwatig na wala pong tinatago ang Presidente sa isyung ito,»...Keep on reading: Top Cabinet execs to appear at Senate probe on Navy frigates deal

Russians face unfamiliar wait for first Olympic gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea --- The Winter Olympics are more than halfway done, and the Russians still don't have a gold medal. It's an unpleasant experience for a country which finished atop the medal standings in the games it hosted four years ago in Sochi wi
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Russians face unfamiliar wait for first Olympic gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea --- The Winter Olympics are more than halfway done, and the Russians still don't have a gold medal. It's an unpleasant experience for a country which finished atop the medal standings in the games it hosted four years ago in Sochi with 13 gold medals --- though two of those have since been stripped for doping. But then again, the country of Russia is not here. On the wall of the «Olympic athletes from Russia» delegation office in Pyeongchang, there's a board titled «our podium» with Russian medal-winners' photos attached under pictures of gold, silver and bronze medals. The gold column is empty. "We'd like to fill in that part of the chart, so that we get a...Keep on reading: Russians face unfamiliar wait for first Olympic gold

Pen uses melted crayons as ink to write on any surface

A new gadget from Crayola could help children become more creative, or create more cleaning duties for their parents. Called the Crayola Crayon Melter, the pen works like a glue gun. Kids pop in crayons at the back and out comes melted colorful wax on the
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Pen uses melted crayons as ink to write on any surface

A new gadget from Crayola could help children become more creative, or create more cleaning duties for their parents. Called the Crayola Crayon Melter, the pen works like a glue gun. Kids pop in crayons at the back and out comes melted colorful wax on the other side. The company unveiled the new toy, along with several other products, at the American International Toy Fair being held between Feb. 17 to 20 in New York. The Crayon Melter's tip is low-heat which should prevent kids from getting burned by the dripping molten wax. More than just being for kids, artistic individuals who favor crayons to make works of art may also find inspiration from the Crayon Melter. ...Keep on reading: Pen uses melted crayons as ink to write on any surface

Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor

HUTCHINSON, Kan. --- Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog's campaign for governor. KWCH-TV reports that Terran Woolley, of Hutchinson, decided to file the paperwork over the weekend for his three-year-old pooch, Angus, to run for the s
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Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor

HUTCHINSON, Kan. --- Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog's campaign for governor. KWCH-TV reports that Terran Woolley, of Hutchinson, decided to file the paperwork over the weekend for his three-year-old pooch, Angus, to run for the state's top office after reading stories about six teenage candidates. The teens entered the race after learning Kansas doesn't have an age requirement, something lawmakers are seeking to change. Angus is a type of hunting dog called a wire-haired Vizsla. Woolley figured Angus would need to run as a Republican. He described Angus as a "caring, nurturing individual who cares about the best for humanity and all creatures other th...Keep on reading: Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor

5 soldiers injured in roadside bombing in Maguindanao

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao -- Five soldiers, including a junior officer, were injured in a roadside bombing in Datu Unsay, Maguidanao on Sunday morning, the police said. A KM-150 military truck was approaching the bridge in Barangay Meta in Datu Unsay w
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5 soldiers injured in roadside bombing in Maguindanao

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao -- Five soldiers, including a junior officer, were injured in a roadside bombing in Datu Unsay, Maguidanao on Sunday morning, the police said. A KM-150 military truck was approaching the bridge in Barangay Meta in Datu Unsay when the explosion took place around 7:30 a.m., according to Chief Supt. Graciano Mijares, chief of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Police Regional Office. Injured were 1st Lt. Jano Cyril Reyes and four other soldiers from the 57th Infantry Battalion, who were identified as Privates First Class Maguncia, Purol and Crispo -- the truck driver, and Private Ramirez. Mijares said the blast site was about 800 meter...Keep on reading: 5 soldiers injured in roadside bombing in Maguindanao

All 66 dead in Iran plane crash -- airline

All 66 passengers and crew were killed when an Iranian plane crashed into the country's Zagros mountains on Sunday, an airline spokesman told state television.
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All 66 dead in Iran plane crash -- airline

All 66 passengers and crew were killed when an Iranian plane crashed into the country's Zagros mountains on Sunday, an airline spokesman told state television.

Zajid Mangudadatu thanks PDP-Laban for considering him for senatorial lineup

Maguindanao Representative Zajid Mangudadatu has thanked President Rodrigo Duterte and other PDP-Laban leaders for considering him for the party's senatorial lineup for the 2019 elections.
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Zajid Mangudadatu thanks PDP-Laban for considering him for senatorial lineup

Maguindanao Representative Zajid Mangudadatu has thanked President Rodrigo Duterte and other PDP-Laban leaders for considering him for the party's senatorial lineup for the 2019 elections.

China may be using Kagitingan Reef as ‘intelligence hub’ --US think tank

The Kagitingan Reef also known as the Fiery Cross Reef may be serving as China's «intelligence hub» for its forces in the disputed South China Sea, a US-based think tank said.
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China may be using Kagitingan Reef as ‘intelligence hub’ --US think tank

The Kagitingan Reef also known as the Fiery Cross Reef may be serving as China's «intelligence hub» for its forces in the disputed South China Sea, a US-based think tank said.

Fil-Am skier Asa Miller finishes 70th in men's giant slalom

Fil-Am Asa Miller landed in the top 70 of the men's giant slalom event of alpine skiing during his Olympic debut, Sunday, at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.  
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Fil-Am skier Asa Miller finishes 70th in men's giant slalom

Fil-Am Asa Miller landed in the top 70 of the men's giant slalom event of alpine skiing during his Olympic debut, Sunday, at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

New public market seen to benefit 13k displaced Marawi residents

MARAWI CITY --The construction of a public market in the town of Bubong in Lanao del Sur will benefit some 13,000 Marawi City residents displaced by the ISIS-inspired Maute terrorists' siege that left the city in ruins, a local official said Sunday.
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New public market seen to benefit 13k displaced Marawi residents

MARAWI CITY --The construction of a public market in the town of Bubong in Lanao del Sur will benefit some 13,000 Marawi City residents displaced by the ISIS-inspired Maute terrorists' siege that left the city in ruins, a local official said Sunday.

Teo still enjoys Duterte's trust, Roque says

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Sunday assured that Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Teo still enjoys Duterte's trust, Roque says

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Sunday assured that Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte.

De Lima proposes voluntary resignation of elected official under recall poll

Detained Senator Leila de Lima has filed a bill seeking to allow the voluntary resignation of an elected official who is being petitioned for recall election.
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De Lima proposes voluntary resignation of elected official under recall poll

Detained Senator Leila de Lima has filed a bill seeking to allow the voluntary resignation of an elected official who is being petitioned for recall election.

UST expels 8 civil law students over Atio Castillo's hazing death

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) has ordered the expulsion of eight law students for their alleged involvement in the death of hazing victim Horacio «Atio» Castillo III.
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UST expels 8 civil law students over Atio Castillo's hazing death

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) has ordered the expulsion of eight law students for their alleged involvement in the death of hazing victim Horacio «Atio» Castillo III.

Bad weather prompts cancellation of domestic flights – MIAA

Flights to and from Tuguegarao have been canceled due to inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announcedon Sunday.   The Miaa said that as of10:30 a.m., the following flights have been canceled:   PAL Expre
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Bad weather prompts cancellation of domestic flights – MIAA

Flights to and from Tuguegarao have been canceled due to inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announcedon Sunday.   The Miaa said that as of10:30 a.m., the following flights have been canceled:   PAL Express   2P 2014 Manila -- Tuguegarao 2P 2015 Tuguegarao -- Manila   Kindly refresh this page for updates. /kga...Keep on reading: Bad weather prompts cancellation of domestic flights – MIAA

Asa Miller ranks 81st after Run 1

Asa Miller finished 81st in his first run in the men's giant slalom event in alpine skiing Sunday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre. The Fil-Am alpine skier had a slight miscue in his run to start the course but finished th
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Asa Miller ranks 81st after Run 1

Asa Miller finished 81st in his first run in the men's giant slalom event in alpine skiing Sunday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre. The Fil-Am alpine skier had a slight miscue in his run to start the course but finished the track with a time of 1:27.52. He is 19.25 seconds behind leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who had a time of 1:08.27. Only 85 of the 105 competitors were able to finish the course in their first run. Miller can improve his total time in Run 2, scheduled at 12:45 p.m....Keep on reading: Asa Miller ranks 81st after Run 1

Mitchell edges Nance Jr. to win slam dunk contest

Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday. Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Vince Carter used
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Mitchell edges Nance Jr. to win slam dunk contest

Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday. Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Vince Carter used to win the 2000 contest. «I wanted this so badly,» Mitchell said. «This is one of my favorite events of All-Star weekend. To not only be in it, but to win it, it's crazy.» Before making his winning dunk, Mitchell peeled off his Jazz jersey and wore a vintage Carter jersey from the Toronto Raptors. Mitchell --- three inches shorter than the 6-foot-6 Carter --- needed a score of 47 to beat Nance, and he got a 48 from the five judg...Keep on reading: Mitchell edges Nance Jr. to win slam dunk contest

Feds say woman on private jet to Philippines smuggled cash

HONOLULU --- A woman headed for the Philippines aboard a private jet leaving Honolulu lied about the amount of cash she had when inspectors found $335,000 in her carry-on bag, prosecutors said.   A United States District Court complaint accused Fel
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Feds say woman on private jet to Philippines smuggled cash

HONOLULU --- A woman headed for the Philippines aboard a private jet leaving Honolulu lied about the amount of cash she had when inspectors found $335,000 in her carry-on bag, prosecutors said.   A United States District Court complaint accused Felina S. Salinas of bulk cash smuggling, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison and forfeiture of the cash and property.   Salinas was released on $25,000 bond after a court appearance on Wednesday. She said her attorney is flying to Hawaii.   US Department of Homeland Security officials said she handed officers inspecting the jet a currency report form that declared she was carrying $40,000 and 1,000 Ph...Keep on reading: Feds say woman on private jet to Philippines smuggled cash

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