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Forged in the fire of revolution, bathed in the blood of our heroes, and sanctified by usage, the Philippine flag we inherited from Kawit on the afternoon of June 12, 1898, has become so commonplace that Filipinos today hardly notice it. At worst, the Phil

Robin Padilla still batting for revolutionary gov’t with AFP: ‘Do not be misled by my endorsement of candidates’

Robin Padilla was in a reminiscing mood when he shared on social media recently a throwback to his interview back in 2016 after he was granted absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Padilla wrote on Instagram last Oct. 18 that one of the biggest pro
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Robin Padilla still batting for revolutionary gov’t with AFP: ‘Do not be misled by my endorsement of candidates’

Robin Padilla was in a reminiscing mood when he shared on social media recently a throwback to his interview back in 2016 after he was granted absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Padilla wrote on Instagram last Oct. 18 that one of the biggest problems in the country ispolitical dynasty, but he shared that he's seen «the other sea» recently and that there was hope for the Filipinos in the coming elections. It's known that Padilla accompanied his older brother Rommel in his filing of his certificate of candidacy for congressman in Nueva Ecija last Oct. 16. As per Padilla, "There is HOPE for us in this coming midterm elections though not in the government system but with...Keep on reading: Robin Padilla still batting for revolutionary gov’t with AFP: ‘Do not be misled by my endorsement of candidates’

Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin

      Now it can be said: President Rodrigo Duterte and her daughter, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio «share the same strongman streak.» Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin had this to say on Friday after the Presi
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Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin

      Now it can be said: President Rodrigo Duterte and her daughter, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio «share the same strongman streak.» Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin had this to say on Friday after the President admitted that Sara had a role in the ouster of the Chief Executive's closest ally at the House of Representatives, former Speaker and Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez.     READ:Duterte: Be careful with Sara, she can even oust the Speaker     «Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no pretension that both father-daughter share the same strongman streak,» Villarin said in a statement.  ...Keep on reading: Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin

Palace to commuters after fare hike : ‘Magtiis muna tayo’

        Commuters should sacrifice for now following the increase in minimum jeepney and bus fares, Malacaang said Friday, assuring the public that the situation is just «temporary.»   «We have to a
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Palace to commuters after fare hike : ‘Magtiis muna tayo’

        Commuters should sacrifice for now following the increase in minimum jeepney and bus fares, Malacaang said Friday, assuring the public that the situation is just «temporary.»   «We have to accept the fact na talagang masama ang panahon, so magtiis muna tayo,» Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a radio dzRH interview.   The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved Thursday the increase in basic jeepney fare from P9 to P10 in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon, and minimum bus fare from P10 to P11 in Metro Manila.   Panelo told reporters on Thursday that commuters sh...Keep on reading: Palace to commuters after fare hike : ‘Magtiis muna tayo’

Dua Lipa and BLACKPINK broke the Internet

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by DUA LIPA (@dualipa) on May 6, 2018 at 9:24am PDT At around 12:45 a.m. today I was sent a screen cap that Dua Lipa and BLACKPIN
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Dua Lipa and BLACKPINK broke the Internet

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by DUA LIPA (@dualipa) on May 6, 2018 at 9:24am PDT At around 12:45 a.m. today I was sent a screen cap that Dua Lipa and BLACKPINK were trendinglikecrazy. They were in charge of the top two spots, yo and that's because they finally dropped their new collab. «Kiss and Make Up» is on heavy rotation right now, not just on our own devices, but we believe on yours too. So much so that the song ranked #1 on iTunes in six countries in just a few hours---some of which are Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines (duh!), and Thailand. Dang, ladies. The reactions were bo...Keep on reading: Dua Lipa and BLACKPINK broke the Internet

GMA partners with Inquirer, other organizations for 2019 poll coverage

    With the upcoming 2019 midterm elections having kicked off with the filing of the certificates of candidacy (COCs), GMA 7 has sealed a partnership with the Inquirer Group and other leading organizations for the coverage of Eleksyon 2019 wi
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GMA partners with Inquirer, other organizations for 2019 poll coverage

    With the upcoming 2019 midterm elections having kicked off with the filing of the certificates of candidacy (COCs), GMA 7 has sealed a partnership with the Inquirer Group and other leading organizations for the coverage of Eleksyon 2019 with the battlecry #PusuanAngTotoo.   Many respected names in media, telecommunications, technology, the academe, business and public service cemented their partnership in safeguarding the ballot and standing for the truth at the Eleksyon 2019 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing held on Friday, October 19 at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City.   As technology made the pace of information faster than ever,...Keep on reading: GMA partners with Inquirer, other organizations for 2019 poll coverage

Suspected Kerwin Espinosa hit man, wife killed in Tacloban City attack

A suspected hit man of self-confessed illegal drugs distributor Kerwin Espinosa died in a gun attack that also killed the victim's wife on Friday morning.
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Suspected Kerwin Espinosa hit man, wife killed in Tacloban City attack

A suspected hit man of self-confessed illegal drugs distributor Kerwin Espinosa died in a gun attack that also killed the victim's wife on Friday morning.

GMA Network signs partnership with leading orgs for Eleksyon 2019

As election season kicks off with hundreds of potential candidates filing their COCs this week, GMA Network and its partners, the most respected names in media, telecommunications, technology, the academe, business, and public service prepare to bring the mos
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GMA Network signs partnership with leading orgs for Eleksyon 2019

As election season kicks off with hundreds of potential candidates filing their COCs this week, GMA Network and its partners, the most respected names in media, telecommunications, technology, the academe, business, and public service prepare to bring the most trusted and in-depth multi-platform coverage of the 2019 Philippine mid-term elections.

China's top diplomat congratulates new DFA chief Locsin

China's top diplomat on Thursday congratulated newly appointed Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro «Teddy Boy» Locsin Jr., noting the warming relations between the two countries.
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China's top diplomat congratulates new DFA chief Locsin

China's top diplomat on Thursday congratulated newly appointed Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro «Teddy Boy» Locsin Jr., noting the warming relations between the two countries.

Wall Street slides as Saudi Arabia, Italy add to economic concerns

US stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy's budget and concerns mounted over the possibility of strained relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia, further denting investors' appetit
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Wall Street slides as Saudi Arabia, Italy add to economic concerns

US stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy's budget and concerns mounted over the possibility of strained relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia, further denting investors' appetite for risk amid global trade tensions and rising interest rates.

Asia shares extend slump as global sentiment sours

SHANGHAI -- Stocks in Asia fell on Friday as global sentiment soured on issues ranging from trade worries, Italy's 2019 budget, higher US interest rates and growth concerns in China that led to a slump in Chinese shares in the previous session.
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Asia shares extend slump as global sentiment sours

SHANGHAI -- Stocks in Asia fell on Friday as global sentiment soured on issues ranging from trade worries, Italy's 2019 budget, higher US interest rates and growth concerns in China that led to a slump in Chinese shares in the previous session.

Inflation soars to 6.2% in Q3

Inflation or the rate of increase in the prices of goods and services clocked in at 6.2 percent during the third quarter of 2018, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Friday.
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Inflation soars to 6.2% in Q3

Inflation or the rate of increase in the prices of goods and services clocked in at 6.2 percent during the third quarter of 2018, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Friday.

Davis shines as Pelicans rout Rockets in season opener

Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Elfrid Payton finished with a triple double as the New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 on Wednesday.  
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Davis shines as Pelicans rout Rockets in season opener

Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Elfrid Payton finished with a triple double as the New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 on Wednesday.  

Kevin Belingon predicts a hometown-like Filipino crowd against Bibiano Fernandes in Singapore

Now more than ever, Belingon is banking on crowd support when he takes on Fernandes in their highly anticipated rematch.
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Kevin Belingon predicts a hometown-like Filipino crowd against Bibiano Fernandes in Singapore

Now more than ever, Belingon is banking on crowd support when he takes on Fernandes in their highly anticipated rematch.

Lakers must choose between winning now and building for future --Barkley

LOS ANGELES -- The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers will face the tough task of deciding whether to contend for a title this season or give their young core the on-court experience they need to develop as players, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said on
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Lakers must choose between winning now and building for future --Barkley

LOS ANGELES -- The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers will face the tough task of deciding whether to contend for a title this season or give their young core the on-court experience they need to develop as players, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said on Thursday.

PHL students join 'One Million Children Praying the Rosary'

More than 1,200 students gathered together on Thursday to join the campaign called «One Million Children Praying the Rosary,» according to a report on State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.
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PHL students join 'One Million Children Praying the Rosary'

More than 1,200 students gathered together on Thursday to join the campaign called «One Million Children Praying the Rosary,» according to a report on State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.

Top Afghan police chief killed in shooting

 General Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan's most powerful security commanders, was killed on Thursday in a shooting attack by a bodyguard that dealt a severe blow to the Afghan government ahead of parliamentary elections on Saturday, officials said.
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Top Afghan police chief killed in shooting

 General Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan's most powerful security commanders, was killed on Thursday in a shooting attack by a bodyguard that dealt a severe blow to the Afghan government ahead of parliamentary elections on Saturday, officials said.

US Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania

The US Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, six Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday.
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US Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania

The US Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, six Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday.

Magnitude 4.1 quake hits Davao Occidental — Phivolcs

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit Davao Occidental on Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said. The quake that struck at 2:15 a.m. 63 kilometers (km) east...READ MORE The post Magnitude 4.1 quake hits Davao Occident
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Magnitude 4.1 quake hits Davao Occidental — Phivolcs

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit Davao Occidental on Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said. The quake that struck at 2:15 a.m. 63 kilometers (km) east...READ MORE The post Magnitude 4.1 quake hits Davao Occidental — Phivolcs appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Maynilad’s October water rate hike could be postponed

West Zone concessionaire Maynilad's P0.09 per cubic meter water rate hike scheduled to take effect this month is likely to be postponed.
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Maynilad’s October water rate hike could be postponed

West Zone concessionaire Maynilad's P0.09 per cubic meter water rate hike scheduled to take effect this month is likely to be postponed.

DA to limit rice variety sold in markets, strictly impose SRP

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has announced that the rice variety that would be available in the market would be limited to only five types.  
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DA to limit rice variety sold in markets, strictly impose SRP

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has announced that the rice variety that would be available in the market would be limited to only five types.  

Wall Street hit by weak industrial earnings, hawkish Fed

US stocks fell on Thursday as weak earnings reports from industrials raised worries about rising expenses and the impact of tariffs, adding to concerns over higher borrowing costs after hawkish commentary in the Federal Reserve's minutes.
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Wall Street hit by weak industrial earnings, hawkish Fed

US stocks fell on Thursday as weak earnings reports from industrials raised worries about rising expenses and the impact of tariffs, adding to concerns over higher borrowing costs after hawkish commentary in the Federal Reserve's minutes.

To ‘feed at the public trough’

The election fever is heating up, and it is time for a reality check. We need to know where we are in our electoral politics today. Most Filipino politicians have...READ MORE The post To ‘feed at the public trough’ appeared first on The Manila Times Onlin
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To ‘feed at the public trough’

The election fever is heating up, and it is time for a reality check. We need to know where we are in our electoral politics today. Most Filipino politicians have...READ MORE The post To ‘feed at the public trough’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Mga pasahero sumali sa diskusyon ng hinuling UV Express driver at traffic enforcer

Pagaaralan ng mga awtoridad ang na-hulicam na pagtatalo ng isang UV Express driver at mga traffic enforcer ng Makati Public Safety Department na pumara sa kanya sa may Ayala Avenue sa Makati City.
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Mga pasahero sumali sa diskusyon ng hinuling UV Express driver at traffic enforcer

Pagaaralan ng mga awtoridad ang na-hulicam na pagtatalo ng isang UV Express driver at mga traffic enforcer ng Makati Public Safety Department na pumara sa kanya sa may Ayala Avenue sa Makati City.

Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents

A spike in the number of children with a rare neurological disease that causes polio-like symptoms has health officials across the country scrambling to understand the illness. Yet, more than four years after health officials first recorded the most recen
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Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents

A spike in the number of children with a rare neurological disease that causes polio-like symptoms has health officials across the country scrambling to understand the illness. Yet, more than four years after health officials first recorded the most recent uptick in cases, much about the national outbreak remains a mystery. Acute flaccid myelitis(AFM) affects the gray matterin the spinal cord, causing sudden muscle weakness and a loss of reflexes. The illness can lead to serious complications--- including paralysis or respiratory failure --- and requires immediate medical attention. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 127 cases of possi...Keep on reading: Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents

Designer Tracy Dizon to show collection at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK -- Filipino fashion designer and milliner Tracy Dizon, who will be showing her Pinoy Pop LifeFashion collection for Spring Summer 2019 at the prestigious New York Fashion Week. As the grand prize winner of the Rise Art & Design Fashion Design
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Designer Tracy Dizon to show collection at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK -- Filipino fashion designer and milliner Tracy Dizon, who will be showing her Pinoy Pop LifeFashion collection for Spring Summer 2019 at the prestigious New York Fashion Week. As the grand prize winner of the Rise Art & Design Fashion Design Competition in Fashion Week Brooklynlast fall, Dizon featured a collection inspired by her trip to Vietnam. This time around, Dizon will be putting Filipino-inspired couture at the forefront with Filipiniana-inspired designs and indigenous fabrics....Keep on reading: Designer Tracy Dizon to show collection at NY Fashion Week

You’ve won the Mega Millions jackpot. Now what?

DES MOINES, Iowa --- Despite the terrible odds --- one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home --- someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when th
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You’ve won the Mega Millions jackpot. Now what?

DES MOINES, Iowa --- Despite the terrible odds --- one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home --- someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host of questions. Here are some answers for someone holding that prized lottery ticket. I'VE WON. NOW WHAT? Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters. Their first decision is whether to ...Keep on reading: You’ve won the Mega Millions jackpot. Now what?

SC candidate says Duterte can withdraw from ICC without Senate concurrence

One of the candidates to the Supreme Court believes that the President can unilaterally withdraw from a treaty without the concurrence of the Senate. Lawyer Rita Linda Jimeno, Associate Dean of the Centro Escolar University School of Law, said the Presiden
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SC candidate says Duterte can withdraw from ICC without Senate concurrence

One of the candidates to the Supreme Court believes that the President can unilaterally withdraw from a treaty without the concurrence of the Senate. Lawyer Rita Linda Jimeno, Associate Dean of the Centro Escolar University School of Law, said the President could invoke the doctrine of rebus sic stantibus in withdrawing from a treaty such as the case of President Rodrigo Duterte's move to unilaterally withdraw the country's membership from the International Criminal Court. READ: Duterte does the inevitable, declares PH withdrawal from ICC She explained that the international law doctrine of rebus sic stantibus allows the withdrawal from a treaty if a fundamental change of ci...Keep on reading: SC candidate says Duterte can withdraw from ICC without Senate concurrence

House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave

NEW YORK---If she wins against the Republican incumbent Will Hurd in Texas' 23rdcongressional district, Gina Ortiz-Jones will be the first congressperson of Philippine descent. In addition, she will not only be the first woman but also the first Iraq War vete
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House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave

NEW YORK---If she wins against the Republican incumbent Will Hurd in Texas' 23rdcongressional district, Gina Ortiz-Jones will be the first congressperson of Philippine descent. In addition, she will not only be the first woman but also the first Iraq War veteran, and the first openly gay woman of color to represent that district. Her mother Victorina Ortiz embodies the American Dream. Hailing from the northern Luzon province of Pangasinan and a graduate of the state-run University of the Philippines at Diliman (the flagship campus of the state university), she came over and found work initially as a domestic helper. Now a high school teacher, she raised Gina and a younger daughter...Keep on reading: House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave

Over 60 world leaders heading to Paris next month for centennial of WWI’s end

More than 60 world leaders will travel to Paris next month for commemorations of the end of World War I a century ago, French officials said Thursday.
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Over 60 world leaders heading to Paris next month for centennial of WWI’s end

More than 60 world leaders will travel to Paris next month for commemorations of the end of World War I a century ago, French officials said Thursday.

Pope gets invitation to North Korea, indicates he will consider it

Pope Francis on Thursday received an invitation to visit North Korea and the pontiff indicated that he would consider making what would be a landmark trip to the hermit nation, according to South Korean officials. 
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Pope gets invitation to North Korea, indicates he will consider it

Pope Francis on Thursday received an invitation to visit North Korea and the pontiff indicated that he would consider making what would be a landmark trip to the hermit nation, according to South Korean officials. 

Duterte’s fearless forecast: Bong Go will win in 2019 Senate race

After making a prediction on the electoral fate of his former spokesman Harry Roque Jr, President Rodrigo Duterte is back at making another fearless forecast: his former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go  will win in the 2019 Senat
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Duterte’s fearless forecast: Bong Go will win in 2019 Senate race

After making a prediction on the electoral fate of his former spokesman Harry Roque Jr, President Rodrigo Duterte is back at making another fearless forecast: his former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go  will win in the 2019 Senate elections.

Jennylyn Mercado swears that she’s not “plastic”

«You like cats too?!» Jennylyn Mercado excitedly asked me when she saw the cat tattoo on my arm and proceeded to tell me about her three fur babies. «I'm a total cat lady. Our room is like their room already.» My colleagues and I wo
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Jennylyn Mercado swears that she’s not “plastic”

«You like cats too?!» Jennylyn Mercado excitedly asked me when she saw the cat tattoo on my arm and proceeded to tell me about her three fur babies. «I'm a total cat lady. Our room is like their room already.» My colleagues and I would often talk about having those kinds moments with notable people we interview---like it's somewhat a reminder that, oh, they're really just like us. That phrase is overused but there's no other way to put it. I guess this short exchange with Jennylyn is another example of that. For her latest project, Jennylyn is the face of YOU x Max Factor, a campaign that promotes all kinds of beauty and not just what society dictates. Or, in Jennylyn's case, w...Keep on reading: Jennylyn Mercado swears that she’s not “plastic”

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