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SC’s Martires joins list of aspirants to be next Ombudsman

Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires has joined other aspirants to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. According to records from the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), Martires was nominated by a former colleague -- retired Supreme Cour

Japan hotel fires ‘annoying’ robot staff and replaces them with humans

One hotel in Japan learned the hard way that robots are not always right for the job. Henn na Hotel in Tokyo is laying off half of its nearly 250 robots because they failed to do their automated tasks and humans had to intervene in their operations, the Wal
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Japan hotel fires ‘annoying’ robot staff and replaces them with humans

One hotel in Japan learned the hard way that robots are not always right for the job. Henn na Hotel in Tokyo is laying off half of its nearly 250 robots because they failed to do their automated tasks and humans had to intervene in their operations, the Wall Street Journal via Business Insider reported on Jan. 17. The hotel began employing robots in 2015 with the goal of becoming «the most efficient hotel in the world» and to respond to a worker shortage. Those laid off included Churi, a pink, egg-shaped virtual assistant assigned in each room, who could not keep up with the likes of Siri and Alexa. For instance, she failed to answer guests' questions on opening hours of local b...Keep on reading: Japan hotel fires ‘annoying’ robot staff and replaces them with humans

Check realities on the ground, child advocates tell lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines --- Lawmakers should check the real situation on the ground before passing a bill that would lower the age of criminal liability to nine years old, children's rights advocates said on Tuesday. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commission
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Check realities on the ground, child advocates tell lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines --- Lawmakers should check the real situation on the ground before passing a bill that would lower the age of criminal liability to nine years old, children's rights advocates said on Tuesday. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Leah Tanodra-Armamento said the bill --- if enacted into law --- would aggravate the situation of children who are already suffering inhumane conditions inside jails and reformation facilities. "The Commission on Human Rights reminds our legislators of the realities on the ground, which will be worsened by the proposed bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR). Everyone knows our jails are overly conge...Keep on reading: Check realities on the ground, child advocates tell lawmakers

Palace: Callamard has no business interfering with Philippine Congress

        MANILA, Philippines---«Shameful is when she intrudes into the sovereignty of this country.» Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this on Tuesday in response to United Nations rapporteur Agne
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Palace: Callamard has no business interfering with Philippine Congress

        MANILA, Philippines---«Shameful is when she intrudes into the sovereignty of this country.» Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this on Tuesday in response to United Nations rapporteur Agnes Callamard, who branded as «shameful» the House's approval of lowering the minimum age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years old. «She should address that to lawmakers not to us. What is shameful is 'yung nakikialam siya that is shameful when she intrudes into the sovereignty of this country,» Panelo told reporters in an interview in Malacaang. "She has no business interfering with the affairs of Congress in the first place, or with...Keep on reading: Palace: Callamard has no business interfering with Philippine Congress

China seems to confirm scientist’s gene-edited babies claim

                Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway,
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China seems to confirm scientist’s gene-edited babies claim

                Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway, and say he could face consequences for his work. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that investigators in Guangdong province determined that the scientist, He Jiankui (HUH JEEN-qway), evaded supervision of his work and violated research norms because he wanted to be famous. The report said He acted alone and will be punished for any violations of the law, although it didn't say which regulations he may have broken...Keep on reading: China seems to confirm scientist’s gene-edited babies claim

Palace sees ‘smooth sailing’ bicam on 2019 nat’l budget

  MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaang said Tuesday it expects a «smooth sailing» bicameral deliberations on the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019, dismissing Senator Panfilo Lacson's claim that it would be «bloody and sw
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Palace sees ‘smooth sailing’ bicam on 2019 nat’l budget

  MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaang said Tuesday it expects a «smooth sailing» bicameral deliberations on the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019, dismissing Senator Panfilo Lacson's claim that it would be «bloody and sweaty.»   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing that lawmakers have already talked about the matter, thus, «There will be no fireworks in the bicam.»   «According to them they will pass it. According to the Speaker, they will pass it. According to Senator Sotto, [they will pass it],» he added.   The Palace official said the executive branch have "submitted a general appropriations bill... f...Keep on reading: Palace sees ‘smooth sailing’ bicam on 2019 nat’l budget

Central Visayas police to probe death of student during concert

CEBU CITY---The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) is looking into the death of a 19-year-old student while attending a concert on Saturday, one of the pre-parties in the city in celebration of Sinulog Festival. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, PRO
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Central Visayas police to probe death of student during concert

CEBU CITY---The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) is looking into the death of a 19-year-old student while attending a concert on Saturday, one of the pre-parties in the city in celebration of Sinulog Festival. Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, PRO-7 director, said they would look into reports that the girl, a first-year college student, may have died due to an overdose of a party drug called ecstasy. He said he has talked with the parents who promised to cooperate in the investigation after they had attended to their daughter. "They had to prepare the wake first before they would report to the police and the father promised that they would cooperate by filing a blotter ...Keep on reading: Central Visayas police to probe death of student during concert

House panel OKs ‘Murang Kuryente’ bill

      MANILA, Philippines --- The House energy panel approved on Tuesday the «Murang Kuryente» bill, which seeks to source P123 billion from the Malampaya fund to pay the debts of the National Power Corporation (NPC) th
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House panel OKs ‘Murang Kuryente’ bill

      MANILA, Philippines --- The House energy panel approved on Tuesday the «Murang Kuryente» bill, which seeks to source P123 billion from the Malampaya fund to pay the debts of the National Power Corporation (NPC) that is now being charged to consumers' monthly electricity bill. The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (Psalm) Corporation is the government corporation created through Section 49 of Republic no. 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) inherited all of NPC's obligations and stranded contract costs. Section 4 of the still unnumbered substitute bill states that a portion from all the proceeds of the net national go...Keep on reading: House panel OKs ‘Murang Kuryente’ bill

300 C. Luzon farmers join commemoration of ‘Mendiola massacre’

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---More than 300 farmers in Central Luzon left for Mendiola in Manila on Tuesday to join protesters commemorating the so-called Mendiola massacre, which has become the symbol for their quest for land. The caravan began in Cabanatuan Cit
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300 C. Luzon farmers join commemoration of ‘Mendiola massacre’

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---More than 300 farmers in Central Luzon left for Mendiola in Manila on Tuesday to join protesters commemorating the so-called Mendiola massacre, which has become the symbol for their quest for land. The caravan began in Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija, where cases of land grabbing, land-use conversion and militarization are «rampant,» said Joseph Canlas, chair of the Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon, an affiliate of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas. «It has been 32 years [after the Mendiola massacre] and we farmers are being killed and many of us are still landless,» Canlas told the Inquirer. Former Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano was a su...Keep on reading: 300 C. Luzon farmers join commemoration of ‘Mendiola massacre’

‘The General’s Daughter’ dominates Twitter trends with its pilot episode

  MANILA, Philippines --- Angel Locsin's comeback teleserye «The General's Daughter» dominated the top Twitter trends in the Philippines as it premiered in ABS-CBN on Monday.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BsuWah3hO0f/  
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‘The General’s Daughter’ dominates Twitter trends with its pilot episode

  MANILA, Philippines --- Angel Locsin's comeback teleserye «The General's Daughter» dominated the top Twitter trends in the Philippines as it premiered in ABS-CBN on Monday.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BsuWah3hO0f/   Locsin posted a screengrab of the social media platform's trending topics in the Philippines via her official Twitter account.   She wrote, «From the bottom of my heart, Thank you so so much. Wow.»   https://twitter.com/143redangel/status/1087359577018884096   Among the trending topics were «#TGDReportingForDuty,» «#TheGeneralsDaughter,» «Angel Locsin,» «Arjo Atayde,» «Darna» and «Action Drama Queen.»  ...Keep on reading: ‘The General’s Daughter’ dominates Twitter trends with its pilot episode

Jon Bon Jovi, restaurants offer free meals to unpaid US federal workers

Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi has joined the likes of restaurant owners across the United States who are offering free meals to unpaid federal workers in view of the government shutdown. The shutdown continues to persist since it began in December 2018, affectin
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Jon Bon Jovi, restaurants offer free meals to unpaid US federal workers

Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi has joined the likes of restaurant owners across the United States who are offering free meals to unpaid federal workers in view of the government shutdown. The shutdown continues to persist since it began in December 2018, affecting around 800,000 federal workers who missed their pay checks last Jan. 11. Some of the workers have turned to GoFundMe pages and restaurants offering free food when it comes to their rent, meals and other needs. Bon Jovi, through his New Jersey restaurant JBJ Soul Kitchen, took to social media recently where they announced that it would be offering dinners to federal workers every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Brunch,...Keep on reading: Jon Bon Jovi, restaurants offer free meals to unpaid US federal workers

No 2019 budget, no new projects

No new projects can be awarded until Congress approves — and President Rodrigo Duterte subsequently inks into law — this year’s General Appropriations Act (GAA), the Budget department said on…READ The post No 2019 budget, no new projects appeared
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No 2019 budget, no new projects

No new projects can be awarded until Congress approves — and President Rodrigo Duterte subsequently inks into law — this year’s General Appropriations Act (GAA), the Budget department said on…READ The post No 2019 budget, no new projects appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

2018 China growth slowest in 28 years

BEIJING: China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in almost three decades in 2018, losing more steam in the last quarter as it battles a massive debt pile and a US…READ The post 2018 China growth slowest in 28 years appeared first on The Manila Time
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2018 China growth slowest in 28 years

BEIJING: China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in almost three decades in 2018, losing more steam in the last quarter as it battles a massive debt pile and a US…READ The post 2018 China growth slowest in 28 years appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

MICC exec: March start set for new mining audits

New mining audits will begin in March for another batch of companies as the government seeks to settle challenges against closures and suspensions ordered by the Environment department in 2017,…READ The post MICC exec: March start set for new mining aud
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MICC exec: March start set for new mining audits

New mining audits will begin in March for another batch of companies as the government seeks to settle challenges against closures and suspensions ordered by the Environment department in 2017,…READ The post MICC exec: March start set for new mining audits appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

F. Sionil Jose’s dangerous racism

A critical challenge that Filipinos face today is how to confront an aggressive China without embracing racism, without getting blinded by a sinister worldview that would wreck us as a people and weaken our ability to face a belligerent superpower. Sadly,
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F. Sionil Jose’s dangerous racism

A critical challenge that Filipinos face today is how to confront an aggressive China without embracing racism, without getting blinded by a sinister worldview that would wreck us as a people and weaken our ability to face a belligerent superpower. Sadly, National Artist F. Sionil Jose, a man I once admired, has become one of the champions of a new wave of anti-Chinese xenophobia. Last week, Frankie Jose took his incoherent anti-Chinese Filipino dogma to a stunningly dangerous level. In his latest column, Can We Still Trust America?, Frankie Jose essentially endorsed violence against Chinese Filipinos. The piece begins by reviewing the changing geopolitical landscape in Sout...Keep on reading: F. Sionil Jose’s dangerous racism

Fil-Am public works official in LA resigns after being named in FBI warrant

LOS ANGELES -- The first Filipino-American paid commissioner in the city of Los Angeles «voluntarily resigned» from his post on Friday, Jan. 18, after being named in a federal search warrant related to a corruption investigation. Joel Jacinto,
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Fil-Am public works official in LA resigns after being named in FBI warrant

LOS ANGELES -- The first Filipino-American paid commissioner in the city of Los Angeles «voluntarily resigned» from his post on Friday, Jan. 18, after being named in a federal search warrant related to a corruption investigation. Joel Jacinto, who was appointed to LA's Board of Public Works by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2015, handed his resignation letter on Friday effective immediately. "[Jacinto] voluntarily resigned as Commissioner on the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works so as not to distract from the important mission of the Department of Public Works to deliver projects and programs to enhance the quality of life, economic growth, public health, and the environment to...Keep on reading: Fil-Am public works official in LA resigns after being named in FBI warrant

He discovered his career by accident and is now a top LA photographer

LOS ANGELES--If you've flipped through a fitness or health magazine, chances are you have seen the work of Filipino American Noel Daganta of Daganta Photography, who is a rising star in the photography industry.   The Los Angeles-based photographer
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He discovered his career by accident and is now a top LA photographer

LOS ANGELES--If you've flipped through a fitness or health magazine, chances are you have seen the work of Filipino American Noel Daganta of Daganta Photography, who is a rising star in the photography industry.   The Los Angeles-based photographer, whose clients include actors, models, Hollywood celebrities and TV personalities, has shot over 200 magazine covers, mostly on fitness, published in the U.S. and internationally. These include SHAPE, Men's Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Oxygenand other US Magazines.   His clients include «Dancing with the Stars» winner Peta Murgatroyd, actor Michael Jai White from Tyler Perry's movie «Why Did I Get Married,» and TV sta...Keep on reading: He discovered his career by accident and is now a top LA photographer

Lakers’ Lonzo Ball to miss 4 to 6 weeks with sprained left ankle

LOS ANGELES --- Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle. Ball was injured in the third quarter of the Lakers' 138-
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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball to miss 4 to 6 weeks with sprained left ankle

LOS ANGELES --- Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle. Ball was injured in the third quarter of the Lakers' 138-134 overtime loss at Houston on Saturday night. He remained on the court for a couple of minutes talking with trainers before he was helped to his feet where he hopped on his right foot for a few steps before being carried off the court and to the locker room by teammates Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley. An MRI revealed a Grade 3 sprain, the team tweeted Sunday. James has missed the Lakers' last 13 games with a straine...Keep on reading: Lakers’ Lonzo Ball to miss 4 to 6 weeks with sprained left ankle

NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

OAKLAND, Calif. --- Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. «What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still t
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NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

OAKLAND, Calif. --- Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. «What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people,» Durant said. «It's a good opportunity to play on that day. For us it just means a lot. We carry so much. Each one of us has different journeys throughout life and for us to meet at this point to come out and play a game so special on such a special day, hopefully it brings more people together.» There will be another full slate of NBA games with 22 of the league's 30 teams playing...Keep on reading: NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

Today’s Front Page January 22, 2019

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Today’s Front Page January 22, 2019

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PLDT to increase capex this year – Pangilinan

TYCOON Manuel V. Pangilinan remains upbeat about PLDT Inc.’s operations this year, and said the telecommunications giant would spend more to continue improving its network. In a recent event in…READ The post PLDT to increase capex this year – Pangil
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PLDT to increase capex this year – Pangilinan

TYCOON Manuel V. Pangilinan remains upbeat about PLDT Inc.’s operations this year, and said the telecommunications giant would spend more to continue improving its network. In a recent event in…READ The post PLDT to increase capex this year – Pangilinan appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Lexus marks 10 years in the Philippines

This year marks Lexus’ 10th year of delivering amazing products and excellent customer service in the Philippine luxury automotive scene. The brand made its local debut on January 14, 2009,…READ The post Lexus marks 10 years in the Philippines appeare
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Lexus marks 10 years in the Philippines

This year marks Lexus’ 10th year of delivering amazing products and excellent customer service in the Philippine luxury automotive scene. The brand made its local debut on January 14, 2009,…READ The post Lexus marks 10 years in the Philippines appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Milos Raonic beats racket-wrecking Alexander Zverev to reach Australian Open QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia --- Milos Raonic was just overwhelming Alexander Zverev with consistency, compounding the frustration with every service break. Roanic dropped serve in the opening game of their fourth-round match at the Australian Open but then went o
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Milos Raonic beats racket-wrecking Alexander Zverev to reach Australian Open QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia --- Milos Raonic was just overwhelming Alexander Zverev with consistency, compounding the frustration with every service break. Roanic dropped serve in the opening game of their fourth-round match at the Australian Open but then went on a roll, winning eight straight games before fourth-seeded Zverev held serve. No let up. Raonic held and then broke the 21-year-old German player's serve again to lead 4-1 and that's when Zverev lost it. At the change of ends he destroyed his racket by smacking it into the court eight times, then tossing it away. The angry outburst only served to highlight Raonic's dominance. «I played incredible today,» the 2016 Wim...Keep on reading: Milos Raonic beats racket-wrecking Alexander Zverev to reach Australian Open QFs

Elina Svitolina beats Madison Keys, faces Naomi Osaka in Australian Open quarterfinal

Sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina has advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a momentum-swinging 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win over 2017 U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys. The WTA Finals winner fended off five breakpoints in a pivotal third game in the third set
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Elina Svitolina beats Madison Keys, faces Naomi Osaka in Australian Open quarterfinal

Sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina has advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a momentum-swinging 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win over 2017 U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys. The WTA Finals winner fended off five breakpoints in a pivotal third game in the third set that went to deuce 11 times and lasted more than 15 minutes. She broke Keys' serve at the first opportunity in the next game and finished off the match quickly. It ended a comeback by Keys, who didn't quite find her range with her ground strokes and 34 unforced errors, including some very nears misses on big points. Both players reached the quarterfinals here last year, but Keys had more success at the majors in 2018 when s...Keep on reading: Elina Svitolina beats Madison Keys, faces Naomi Osaka in Australian Open quarterfinal

 Lea Salonga cancels Hongkong, Singapore concerts due to leg injury

    MANILA, Philippines - Lea Salonga on Monday cancelled her upcoming concert tour in Hong Kong and Singapore after sustaining a leg injury during a vacation in Hokkaido, Japan. In a twitter post, the singer said she had to cancel her perf
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 Lea Salonga cancels Hongkong, Singapore concerts due to leg injury

    MANILA, Philippines - Lea Salonga on Monday cancelled her upcoming concert tour in Hong Kong and Singapore after sustaining a leg injury during a vacation in Hokkaido, Japan. In a twitter post, the singer said she had to cancel her performances as her leg injury is taking longer than expected to heal and she was prohibited to travel for several weeks. «While we initially hoped to be able to keep the appearances on the calendar, the injury is going to take longer than expected to heal and my doctors have given me strict instructions not to travel for the next several weeks,» Salonga wrote.   https://twitter.com/msleasalonga/status/1087229640911908864?s...Keep on reading:  Lea Salonga cancels Hongkong, Singapore concerts due to leg injury

Cops seize 85 guns, 12 grenades at checkpoints before BOL plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines --- Police have confiscated 85 firearms and 12 grenades since setting up election checkpoints a week prior to the conduct of the plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on Monday.   Police also seize
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Cops seize 85 guns, 12 grenades at checkpoints before BOL plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines --- Police have confiscated 85 firearms and 12 grenades since setting up election checkpoints a week prior to the conduct of the plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on Monday.   Police also seized 589 live bullets and three bladed weapons from January 13 until 6 a.m. of January 21. The Philippine National Police (PNP) has established 120,216 checkpoints and carried out 68 police operations across the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and some parts of Central, Western, and Northern Mindanao for the BOL plebiscite.   PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said 85 persons were arrested from checkpoints ...Keep on reading: Cops seize 85 guns, 12 grenades at checkpoints before BOL plebiscite

Christian Standhardinger happy for Andray Blatche, questionable for 6th Fiba window

MANILA, Philippines---Christian Standhardinger begged off from national team duties ahead of the Philippines' next matches against Qatar and Kazakhstan in the second round of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. San Miguel's star big man cited his knee inj
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Christian Standhardinger happy for Andray Blatche, questionable for 6th Fiba window

MANILA, Philippines---Christian Standhardinger begged off from national team duties ahead of the Philippines' next matches against Qatar and Kazakhstan in the second round of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. San Miguel's star big man cited his knee injury that has bugged him for the past year as to why he would like to be removed from the team and also to make room for former NBA player Andray Blatche to be Gilas' Pilipinas naturalized player. «To be honest with you guys, you can see my knee is recovering but I have to build strength now so I'm happy that Blatche is now part of the pool because he's a great basketball player,» said Standhardinger, who is part of the 14-man ...Keep on reading: Christian Standhardinger happy for Andray Blatche, questionable for 6th Fiba window

House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal responsibility for children from 15 to 9 years old

THE bill, which seeks to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old, hurdled the committee level at the House of Representatives. In a hearing on…READ The post House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal responsibility for childre
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House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal responsibility for children from 15 to 9 years old

THE bill, which seeks to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old, hurdled the committee level at the House of Representatives. In a hearing on…READ The post House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal responsibility for children from 15 to 9 years old appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PNP confiscates 1,025 firearms from 96 private security agencies that ceased operations

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) confiscated a total of 1,025 firearms from 96 private security agencies that were ordered to cease operations in 2018, Director General Oscar Albayalde said on…READ The post PNP confiscates 1,025 firearms from 96 pri
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PNP confiscates 1,025 firearms from 96 private security agencies that ceased operations

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) confiscated a total of 1,025 firearms from 96 private security agencies that were ordered to cease operations in 2018, Director General Oscar Albayalde said on…READ The post PNP confiscates 1,025 firearms from 96 private security agencies that ceased operations appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Fuel prices up for 3rd time in Jan

OIL  companies will jack up prices of petroleum products effective on Tuesday, the third price adjustment in a month. The price of diesel will increase by 40 centavos per liter,…READ The post Fuel prices up for 3rd time in Jan appeared first on The Man
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Fuel prices up for 3rd time in Jan

OIL  companies will jack up prices of petroleum products effective on Tuesday, the third price adjustment in a month. The price of diesel will increase by 40 centavos per liter,…READ The post Fuel prices up for 3rd time in Jan appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Electing Malaysia’s new King: What happens (a primer)

KUALA LUMPUR ---This Thursday (Jan 24), Malaysia will witness the election of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) for the 16th time, since it attained independence 61 years ago.   This election process is in line with Malaysia's constitutional monarch
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Electing Malaysia’s new King: What happens (a primer)

KUALA LUMPUR ---This Thursday (Jan 24), Malaysia will witness the election of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) for the 16th time, since it attained independence 61 years ago.   This election process is in line with Malaysia's constitutional monarchy, where one of the nine Malay rulers or sultans will ascend the federal throne to become the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for a five-year term.     The office of the head of state fell vacant when Sultan Muhammad V, in an unprecedented move, stepped down as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Jan 6. The Conference of Rulers came forth to handle the situation in a mature and harmonious manner, thus averting the developmen...Keep on reading: Electing Malaysia’s new King: What happens (a primer)

Tañada vows to take age of criminal liability issue to SC

MANILA, Philippines --- Former Deputy Speaker and senatorial candidate Erin Taada has vowed to question the constitutionality of the bill lowering the age of criminal liability to nine years old if it passes through the Senate. Taada said after an Aksyon D
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Tañada vows to take age of criminal liability issue to SC

MANILA, Philippines --- Former Deputy Speaker and senatorial candidate Erin Taada has vowed to question the constitutionality of the bill lowering the age of criminal liability to nine years old if it passes through the Senate. Taada said after an Aksyon Demokratiko event in San Juan on Monday that he is ready to bring the issue before the Supreme Court. «Kung ito ay, for some source of unexplainable and stupid wisdom, passes the Senate, ilalaban po namin 'yan sa Korte Suprema para sabihin na ito ay talagang labag sa ating Konstitusyon,» he said. (If this, for some source of unexplainable and stupid wisdom, passes the Senate, we will bring this fight to the Supreme Court to show...Keep on reading: Tañada vows to take age of criminal liability issue to SC

Windless Bangkok strangles in smog, but forecast improves

BANGKOK --- Bangkok's air pollution crisis worsened on Monday as predicted, with 23 locations along main roads and 16 other areas reporting unsafe levels of PM2.5, the health-threatening airborne particles 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter.   Th
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Windless Bangkok strangles in smog, but forecast improves

BANGKOK --- Bangkok's air pollution crisis worsened on Monday as predicted, with 23 locations along main roads and 16 other areas reporting unsafe levels of PM2.5, the health-threatening airborne particles 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter.   The Pollution Control Department recorded 89 micrograms of PM2.5 per cubic metre of air on Rama II Road in Bang Khun Thien district, 88 in Khlong Toei and 83 on Charansanidwong Road in Bang Phlat district.The safe limit is 50 micrograms.   On Sunday there were 18 locales along roads and nine other places where breathing was hazardous to health, and the PCD said the situation would be worse on Monday due to weak winds and ...Keep on reading: Windless Bangkok strangles in smog, but forecast improves

PNP: We’re not obligated to share drug operations data with CHR

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) is not duty-bound to release to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) records proving that its anti-illegal drugs operations comply with human rights standards. PNP spoke
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PNP: We’re not obligated to share drug operations data with CHR

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) is not duty-bound to release to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) records proving that its anti-illegal drugs operations comply with human rights standards. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. had this to say on Monday, after CHR chairman Chito Gascon urged the police to release data on anti-illegal drugs operations. «We are not obligated to give it to them,» Durana told reporters. «May makukuha sila[ng records] pero (They'll be able to get data but) through proper channels.» "They are not the proper agency where we can turn over these case folders. I think the proper agency ...Keep on reading: PNP: We’re not obligated to share drug operations data with CHR

Suspected underwear thief killed in motorcycle crash in Thailand

BANGKOK --- An unidentified suspected underwear thief was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a roadside tree on a Chon Buri road while he was allegedly fleeing after the latest theft. The Laem Chabang police station was alerted at 9 pm that a motorcyc
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Suspected underwear thief killed in motorcycle crash in Thailand

BANGKOK --- An unidentified suspected underwear thief was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a roadside tree on a Chon Buri road while he was allegedly fleeing after the latest theft. The Laem Chabang police station was alerted at 9 pm that a motorcyclist had died when his bike hit a tree on a road along Ban Na Canal in Tambon Thung Sala of Chon Buri's Si Racha district. Police have yet to identify the motorcyclist, who appeared to be in his mid-20s. He suffered a broken neck in the accident and was killed outright. Two used items of pink lingerie were found in his trouser pocket. Local residents told police that they heard motorcycles revving up in the Ban Na Kao commun...Keep on reading: Suspected underwear thief killed in motorcycle crash in Thailand

7 areas remain under Signal 1 as ‘Amang’ hits Surigao del Sur–Pagasa

SIGNAL 1 remains over seven areas in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao as Tropical Depression “Amang” made landfall in Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur on Sunday night, the state-run…READ The post 7 areas remain under Signal 1 as ‘Amang’
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7 areas remain under Signal 1 as ‘Amang’ hits Surigao del Sur–Pagasa

SIGNAL 1 remains over seven areas in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao as Tropical Depression “Amang” made landfall in Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur on Sunday night, the state-run…READ The post 7 areas remain under Signal 1 as ‘Amang’ hits Surigao del Sur–Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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