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White leads GlobalPort past NLEX despite dealing with back spasms

A bad back didn't stop Malcolm White from leading GlobalPort to victory on Wednesday night. The 6-foot-9 big man dropped 20 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks to lead the Batang Pier to a convincing 116-94 win over the NLEX Road Warriors

SEC green lights Del Monte PHL's P17.55-B IPO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday gave the green light for the plan of Del Monte Philippines Inc., the local subsidiary of food and beverage firm Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL), to raise as much as P17.55 billion via an initial public of
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SEC green lights Del Monte PHL's P17.55-B IPO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday gave the green light for the plan of Del Monte Philippines Inc., the local subsidiary of food and beverage firm Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL), to raise as much as P17.55 billion via an initial public offering (IPO).

Peso carves fresh 11-year low as market digests latest Fed minutes

The Philippine peso carved a fresh 11-year low on Thursday, following the release of the minutes of the latest Fed meeting.  
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Peso carves fresh 11-year low as market digests latest Fed minutes

The Philippine peso carved a fresh 11-year low on Thursday, following the release of the minutes of the latest Fed meeting.  

Bangko Sentral cuts reserve requirement anew

The Monetary Board (MB) has reduced the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) of banks by one percentage point, the second reduction so far this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported Thursday.
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Bangko Sentral cuts reserve requirement anew

The Monetary Board (MB) has reduced the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) of banks by one percentage point, the second reduction so far this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported Thursday.

Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change

Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union, seeking to limit global warming's threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said Thursday.
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Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change

Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union, seeking to limit global warming's threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said Thursday.

Celtics clamp down on Cavs, take 3-2 series edge

BOSTON -- Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
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Celtics clamp down on Cavs, take 3-2 series edge

BOSTON -- Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

GMA-7 to simulcast Pacquiao-Matthysse fight on free TV; radio coverage on dzBB

GMA Network has joined forces with other networks to broadcast Manny Pacquiao's return to the ring against Lucas Matthysse on July 15.
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GMA-7 to simulcast Pacquiao-Matthysse fight on free TV; radio coverage on dzBB

GMA Network has joined forces with other networks to broadcast Manny Pacquiao's return to the ring against Lucas Matthysse on July 15.

PFL 2018: Ceres Negros FC regains top spot after besting Davao Aguilas

After winning against Davao, Ceres Negros FC now has a total of 18 points placing it at the top of PFL 2018 standing. The team is the reigning champion of the league.
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PFL 2018: Ceres Negros FC regains top spot after besting Davao Aguilas

After winning against Davao, Ceres Negros FC now has a total of 18 points placing it at the top of PFL 2018 standing. The team is the reigning champion of the league.

North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea --- North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists. The explosions at the nuclear test site dee
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North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea --- North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists. The explosions at the nuclear test site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely populated northeast were centered on three tunnels at the underground site and a number of buildings in the surrounding area. The planned closing was previously announced by leader Kim Jong Un ahead of his planned summit with US President Donald Trump, which is scheduled to take place next month. The demolition came as the North lobbed another verbal salvo at Washington, calling Vic...Keep on reading: North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

EXO’s Sehun dances to solve mystery

Netflix's «Busted!» will feature the Sehun's dance move this week. Fans will finally be able to see Sehun's special dance performance to solve a mystery. This week's episode 7 titled titled «The Disappeared Magician» will feature se
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EXO’s Sehun dances to solve mystery

Netflix's «Busted!» will feature the Sehun's dance move this week. Fans will finally be able to see Sehun's special dance performance to solve a mystery. This week's episode 7 titled titled «The Disappeared Magician» will feature seven bumbling detectives search for the magician who mysteriously disappears from stage. Guests include Choe Hyeon-u (magician), Jung Hye-sung (Chief Kim), and Joshua Seth (mentalist). On episode 8, titled «The Mysterious Gentleman,» an old gentleman offers a huge sum of money to find the solution to a long-unsolved mystery. With such a sum involved, the detectives engage in a competition to prove who is the best one out of the group. Guests include J...Keep on reading: EXO’s Sehun dances to solve mystery

Trump: No immigration deal unless ‘real wall,’ good security

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump says he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn't include «a real wall» along the Mexican border and «very strong border security.» Moderates House Republicans are pushing a deal that cou
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Trump: No immigration deal unless ‘real wall,’ good security

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump says he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn't include «a real wall» along the Mexican border and «very strong border security.» Moderates House Republicans are pushing a deal that could lead to citizenship for young «Dreamer» immigrants brought to the US illegally. But Trump tells «Fox & Friends» that unless any bill «improves a wall, and I mean a wall, a real wall, and unless it improves very strong border security, there'll be no approvals from me.» Trump's also taking issue with the immigration court system, saying other countries have «security people» who «stand there and say you can't come in» rather than judges who deci...Keep on reading: Trump: No immigration deal unless ‘real wall,’ good security

‘Climate victims’ from eight countries seek justice from EU

People around the world beset by drought, heatwaves, rising seas and storm surges made worse by global warming are calling for «climate justice,» and many are pleading their case in court. Families from eight nations joined their ranks Thursda
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‘Climate victims’ from eight countries seek justice from EU

People around the world beset by drought, heatwaves, rising seas and storm surges made worse by global warming are calling for «climate justice,» and many are pleading their case in court. Families from eight nations joined their ranks Thursday when they collectively sued the European Union over the impact of rising temperatures on their livelihoods. Currently, the EU accounts for about nine percent of global CO2 emissions. Taking into account accumulated emissions since 1850, that share rises to a quarter, second only to the United States (27 percent). Globally, there are at least 1,000 active legal cases related to climate change, more than two-thirds of them in the United Sta...Keep on reading: ‘Climate victims’ from eight countries seek justice from EU

Lightning kills man in Quezon, hurts two others

LUCENA CITY -- A man died, while two others were injured, after they were struck by a lightning in open sea in Calauag, Quezon on Thursday afternoon. Chief Insp. Reynaldo Reyes, Calauag police chief, said Arnold Calaparan and five others were on board a mo
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Lightning kills man in Quezon, hurts two others

LUCENA CITY -- A man died, while two others were injured, after they were struck by a lightning in open sea in Calauag, Quezon on Thursday afternoon. Chief Insp. Reynaldo Reyes, Calauag police chief, said Arnold Calaparan and five others were on board a motorboat when lightning struck and fatally hit Calaparan. The incident happened while the group was sailing open sea fronting Barangay Atulayan around 2:00 p.m. Police said Calaparan died on the spot while two of his companions, Luisito Calaparan and Vincent Magana, sustained injuries. The rest were unhurt. Police said the group came from the coastal village of Dapdap going to Calauag town proper when tragedy struck. /vvp...Keep on reading: Lightning kills man in Quezon, hurts two others

More fuel price hikes possible, DoE warns

Consumers should brace themselves for continued fuel price hikes given global developments such as a crisis in Venezuela and the US decision to scrap a nuclear deal with Iran, an Energy department official said on Wednesday. With oil companies having announce
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More fuel price hikes possible, DoE warns

Consumers should brace themselves for continued fuel price hikes given global developments such as a crisis in Venezuela and the US decision to scrap a nuclear deal with Iran, an Energy department official said on Wednesday. With oil companies having announced steep pump price increases over the past two weeks, Oil Industry Management Bureau director [...] The post More fuel price hikes possible, DoE warns appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

New rules expand AMLA coverage

Jewelry dealers as well as company service providers, among others, are now covered by anti-money laundering rules, the country’s financial intelligence unit said on Wednesday. The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), in a statement, said it had approved t
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New rules expand AMLA coverage

Jewelry dealers as well as company service providers, among others, are now covered by anti-money laundering rules, the country’s financial intelligence unit said on Wednesday. The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), in a statement, said it had approved the adoption of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) Guidelines for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs). [...] The post New rules expand AMLA coverage appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

April surplus trims govt budget deficit

The government incurred a budget surplus in April as higher revenues surpassed state spending, preliminary Treasury bureau data showed on Wednesday. The month’s P46.3-billion surplus was a reversal of the P110.69-billion deficit posted in March and was als
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April surplus trims govt budget deficit

The government incurred a budget surplus in April as higher revenues surpassed state spending, preliminary Treasury bureau data showed on Wednesday. The month’s P46.3-billion surplus was a reversal of the P110.69-billion deficit posted in March and was also lower than the P52.979-billion surplus recorded in April last year. The result led to a cumulative budget [...] The post April surplus trims govt budget deficit appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PSL beach volley: Petron’s Rondina-Pons duo start title-defense bid

Defending champion Petron XCS was off to a good start as it kicked back Generika-Ayala A 19-21, 21-14, 15-8, in the opening day of the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia's Sands by the Bay. Cherry Rondina and Bern
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PSL beach volley: Petron’s Rondina-Pons duo start title-defense bid

Defending champion Petron XCS was off to a good start as it kicked back Generika-Ayala A 19-21, 21-14, 15-8, in the opening day of the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia's Sands by the Bay. Cherry Rondina and Bernadeth Pons, the same partnership who represented the Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Singapore, had to fight back from a one-set deficit to Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain in their finals rematch. Rondina said she and Pons had to adjust on the fly, as they didn't have that much time to train together as the latter just finished her season with Far Eastern University in the UAAP and b...Keep on reading: PSL beach volley: Petron’s Rondina-Pons duo start title-defense bid

‘Favorites’ and ‘likes’ coming to Google Photos

The Google Photos development team has announced two new features coming to the service this week: a favorites function for tagging best pictures and heart button for liking snaps shared by friends. The first forthcoming feature lets users pick «favo
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‘Favorites’ and ‘likes’ coming to Google Photos

The Google Photos development team has announced two new features coming to the service this week: a favorites function for tagging best pictures and heart button for liking snaps shared by friends. The first forthcoming feature lets users pick «favorite» photos from their own collections, simply by clicking a new star-shaped icon that will soon appear with each shot. These pictures can then be quickly and easily accessed in a new «Favorites» album. Mirroring social networks, Google Photos will also let users «like» photos shared by others by clicking on a heart-shaped icon. The more users decide to share photos, the more the service could morph into a kind of image-based socia...Keep on reading: ‘Favorites’ and ‘likes’ coming to Google Photos

Chinese vase, left in attic, worth at least half a million — Sotheby’s

A Chinese vase discovered in a battered shoebox stuffed in an attic in France is set to be the star of a Sotheby's auction next month. Experts have identified the find as an exquisite porcelain vessel made for the 18th century Qing dynasty Emperor Qianlon
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Chinese vase, left in attic, worth at least half a million — Sotheby’s

A Chinese vase discovered in a battered shoebox stuffed in an attic in France is set to be the star of a Sotheby's auction next month. Experts have identified the find as an exquisite porcelain vessel made for the 18th century Qing dynasty Emperor Qianlong and the guide price for its auction on June 12 starts at a modest 500,000 euros ($590,000). It was found by chance among dozens of other pieces of Chinoiserie. «We didn't like the vase too much, and my grandparents didn't like it either,» said the owner of the piece, who got in touch with Sotheby's auction house three months ago. "Porcelains with such elaborate and challenging designs are exceedingly rare on Qing imperi...Keep on reading: Chinese vase, left in attic, worth at least half a million — Sotheby’s

Sister Patricia Fox defiant, refuses to leave PH

Embattled Sister Patricia Fox will not be leaving the Philippines anytime soon. Lawyer Jobert Pahilga, counsel for the 71-year old nun, said that they would exhaust all available legal remedies against the forfeiture of her missionary visa by the Bureau o
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Sister Patricia Fox defiant, refuses to leave PH

Embattled Sister Patricia Fox will not be leaving the Philippines anytime soon. Lawyer Jobert Pahilga, counsel for the 71-year old nun, said that they would exhaust all available legal remedies against the forfeiture of her missionary visa by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) as well as its expulsion order. «For the said order, ifnot challenged, will have far-reaching implications to other missionaries similarly situated with Sister Pat as the BI can now rule and decide what activity is considered political or not,» Pahilga said in a statement. Despite the BI's threat to file another deportation case, the Australian missionary would still file a petition for review before the D...Keep on reading: Sister Patricia Fox defiant, refuses to leave PH

Philip Roth: A life in dates

Here are key dates in the life of United States writer Philip Roth, who died Tuesday, May 22, aged 85. - March 19, 1933: Roth is born in Newark (New Jersey). - 1959: He publishes a collection of short stories, «Goodbye, Columbus», that recei
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Philip Roth: A life in dates

Here are key dates in the life of United States writer Philip Roth, who died Tuesday, May 22, aged 85. - March 19, 1933: Roth is born in Newark (New Jersey). - 1959: He publishes a collection of short stories, «Goodbye, Columbus», that receives the prestigious U.S. National Book Award the following year. He goes on to win a host of literary prizes over his career. - 1959: Marries Margaret Martinson, whom he divorces four years later. His second marriage is to British actress Claire Bloom (1990-1995). - 1969: Publishes the sexually explicit «Portnoy's Complaint», his first great success. - 1979: Release of «The Ghost Writer», the first of a series of novels narrated by ...Keep on reading: Philip Roth: A life in dates

Prosecutor in hot water over leaked documents against gaming boss

A PROSECUTOR is in deep trouble over leaked documents pertaining to a multiple estafa case filed against the former chief executive officer (CEO) of a gaming conglomerate in Paranaque City. Accused of “bias and gross partiality” by the family of Kazuo O
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Prosecutor in hot water over leaked documents against gaming boss

A PROSECUTOR is in deep trouble over leaked documents pertaining to a multiple estafa case filed against the former chief executive officer (CEO) of a gaming conglomerate in Paranaque City. Accused of “bias and gross partiality” by the family of Kazuo Okada, owner of the Okada Manila in Entertainment City, was Paranaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac after [...] The post Prosecutor in hot water over leaked documents against gaming boss appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Transport group to protest in front of oil firm in Makati on May 24

TRANSPORT group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) will hold a protest rally on Thursday, May 24, to call for a “general oil price rollback.” In a media advisory, Piston President George San Mateo said that jeepney driver
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Transport group to protest in front of oil firm in Makati on May 24

TRANSPORT group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) will hold a protest rally on Thursday, May 24, to call for a “general oil price rollback.” In a media advisory, Piston President George San Mateo said that jeepney drivers and operators would protest in front of the Shell Tower in Valero St., Makati [...] The post Transport group to protest in front of oil firm in Makati on May 24 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Fire hits residential area back of Department of Agriculture, now on 5th alarm

Fire hit a residential area behind the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Quezon City on Wednesday evening. Inspector Rosendo Cabilan of the Bureau of Fire Protection told the The Manila Times that the fire that started at about 5:07 p.m. at Sitio (sub-vi
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Fire hits residential area back of Department of Agriculture, now on 5th alarm

Fire hit a residential area behind the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Quezon City on Wednesday evening. Inspector Rosendo Cabilan of the Bureau of Fire Protection told the The Manila Times that the fire that started at about 5:07 p.m. at Sitio (sub-village) Palanan in Barangay Basra has reached fifth alarm as of 5:36 p.m. Fifth alarm indicates a total of [...] The post Fire hits residential area back of Department of Agriculture, now on 5th alarm appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

DFA, kinumpirma na ang nawawalang Pinay student ang nakitang bangkay sa Ireland

Kinumpirma ng Department of Foreign Affairs nitong Miyerkoles ang pagkamatay ng 24-anyos na Pinay student na si Jastin Valdez. Nadiskubre ang bangkay ng biktima sa Co Wicklow, Ireland, dalawang araw matapos siyang dukutin habang pauwi sa kanilang bahay.
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DFA, kinumpirma na ang nawawalang Pinay student ang nakitang bangkay sa Ireland

Kinumpirma ng Department of Foreign Affairs nitong Miyerkoles ang pagkamatay ng 24-anyos na Pinay student na si Jastin Valdez. Nadiskubre ang bangkay ng biktima sa Co Wicklow, Ireland, dalawang araw matapos siyang dukutin habang pauwi sa kanilang bahay.

Martial law in Mindanao stays, Palace says

Malacañang on Wednesday rejected calls for the lifting of martial law in Mindanao a year after pro-Islamic State militants laid siege to Marawi City as part of an attempt to establish a caliphate in the region.
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Martial law in Mindanao stays, Palace says

Malacañang on Wednesday rejected calls for the lifting of martial law in Mindanao a year after pro-Islamic State militants laid siege to Marawi City as part of an attempt to establish a caliphate in the region.

Senate approves on 2nd reading Ombudsman retirement bill

The Senate approved on second reading Wednesday the bill seeking to establish a retirement benefit system in the Office of the Ombudsman.
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Senate approves on 2nd reading Ombudsman retirement bill

The Senate approved on second reading Wednesday the bill seeking to establish a retirement benefit system in the Office of the Ombudsman.

PFL 2018: Ceres Negros FC eyes win against Davao Aguilas

Davao Aguilas’ coach Marlon Maro said the team is ready to avenge its previous 2-0 loss to Ceres FC during their first face-off as well as end their losing streak.
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PFL 2018: Ceres Negros FC eyes win against Davao Aguilas

Davao Aguilas’ coach Marlon Maro said the team is ready to avenge its previous 2-0 loss to Ceres FC during their first face-off as well as end their losing streak.

Rockets rally past Warriors in 4th to even series

Eric Gordon's first 3-pointer of the game gave Houston a late five-point lead, and the Rockets held on from there to defeat the Golden State Warriors 95-92 in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday night to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.  
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Rockets rally past Warriors in 4th to even series

Eric Gordon's first 3-pointer of the game gave Houston a late five-point lead, and the Rockets held on from there to defeat the Golden State Warriors 95-92 in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday night to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.  

Tensions soar between India, Pakistan along Kashmir frontier

SRINAGAR, India --- Tensions soared Wednesday along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival soldiers shelled dozens of villages and border posts for a sixth straight day. A total of five civili
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Tensions soar between India, Pakistan along Kashmir frontier

SRINAGAR, India --- Tensions soared Wednesday along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival soldiers shelled dozens of villages and border posts for a sixth straight day. A total of five civilians and a soldier were killed on both sides, officials from the two countries said, in escalating violence in the disputed region that both countries blame the other for initiating. Indian police said Pakistani soldiers continued targeting dozens of Indian border posts and villages with mortars and automatic gunfire in the Jammu region. At least four civilians were killed and 30 others injured on the Indian side, said a top po...Keep on reading: Tensions soar between India, Pakistan along Kashmir frontier

Japan leads latest ranking of world’s most powerful passports; PH at 70th spot

The ranking for the world's most powerful passport has changed once again, this time with Japan topping the leaderboard. In the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, Japan edges out former chart-toppers Singapore and Germany for offering their passp
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Japan leads latest ranking of world’s most powerful passports; PH at 70th spot

The ranking for the world's most powerful passport has changed once again, this time with Japan topping the leaderboard. In the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, Japan edges out former chart-toppers Singapore and Germany for offering their passport-holders visa-free access to 189 destinations. Germany and Singapore fall to second place by a slim margin, with 188 destinations. While European countries in the Schengen Area have traditionally dominated the index, analysts point to the rising power of Asian nations, thanks to increasingly strong international trade and diplomatic relations. Recently, South Korea and Singapore, for instance, struck deals with Uzbeki...Keep on reading: Japan leads latest ranking of world’s most powerful passports; PH at 70th spot

Solon: Private-public collaboration needed to address road safety crisis

        The Philippine government, as well as the public, should «strongly collaborate» to solve the worsening road safety crisis in the country, a lawmaker pressed on Wednesday.   Catanduanes Rep. Ce
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Solon: Private-public collaboration needed to address road safety crisis

        The Philippine government, as well as the public, should «strongly collaborate» to solve the worsening road safety crisis in the country, a lawmaker pressed on Wednesday.   Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento, chair of the House committee on transportation, noted that road crashes have killed 1.3 million people worldwide every year, and an average of 31 people a day in the Philippines, as of the end of 2016.   Sarmiento said what makes this issue frustrating «is that these road crashes are, supposed to be, predictable and preventable yet we cannot address this issue squarely and significantly.»   "Despite our effor...Keep on reading: Solon: Private-public collaboration needed to address road safety crisis

Foreign media prepare to board train for North Korea nuke site

WONSAN, North Korea --- A group of foreign journalists prepared to depart by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. The remote site de
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Foreign media prepare to board train for North Korea nuke site

WONSAN, North Korea --- A group of foreign journalists prepared to depart by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. The remote site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely populated northeast interior is expected to have a formal closing ceremony in the next day or two, depending on the weather. The closing was announced by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of his planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. The train trip was expected to take 8-12 hours, followed by several hours on a bus and then an hour hike to the site itself. Nort...Keep on reading: Foreign media prepare to board train for North Korea nuke site

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