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PH tells China: Don’t seize Filipinos’ fish catch

The Philippines on Monday demanded that China stop its Coast Guard from confiscating the catch of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea, calling the practice «unacceptable.» The demand, aired by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, fo

Reports: Popovich, Kawhi Leonard meet in California

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made the trip to San Diego on Tuesday to meet with star forward Kawhi Leonard ahead of Thursday's NBA draft, according to multiple reports.  
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Reports: Popovich, Kawhi Leonard meet in California

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made the trip to San Diego on Tuesday to meet with star forward Kawhi Leonard ahead of Thursday's NBA draft, according to multiple reports.  

Pangilinan says a new motion vs Sereno ouster may be filed

  Opposition Senator Francis «Kiko» Pangilinan said Wednesday that a second motion for reconsideration may be filed to «correct» the Supreme Court decision granting the quo warranto petition that ousted former Chief Justice Mar
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Pangilinan says a new motion vs Sereno ouster may be filed

  Opposition Senator Francis «Kiko» Pangilinan said Wednesday that a second motion for reconsideration may be filed to «correct» the Supreme Court decision granting the quo warranto petition that ousted former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   «Nalulungkot tayo dahil inagaw sa atin bilang Senado yung exclusive power,» Pangilinan told reporters.   «At kami ay umaasa pa rin na baka sakali, kung magkaroon pa ng pangalawang motion for reconsideration, hangga't maari nating i-exhaust ang all legal means to be able to correct this,» he added.   Still voting 8-6, the high court denied Sereno's motion for reconsideration on Wednesday.   ...Keep on reading: Pangilinan says a new motion vs Sereno ouster may be filed

Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

  'Buy Bust.' the much-awaited action-thriller film of Anne Curtis is set to hit Philippine theaters starting August 1.   The movie will also be closing the New York Asian Film Festival this coming July. The official poster and teaser of th
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Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

  'Buy Bust.' the much-awaited action-thriller film of Anne Curtis is set to hit Philippine theaters starting August 1.   The movie will also be closing the New York Asian Film Festival this coming July. The official poster and teaser of the film will be out and ready this Friday and fans have laid out their excitement for the film.   The story follows two teams deployed by an antidrug enforcement agency to clean up drug-infested slums of Metro Manila.   Unlike her usual classy, poised, compelling roles, Buy Bust this time features a badass murderous Anne who shows a no-holds-barred style in slaying bad guys.   For this movie, Curti...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

2 drug pushers busted in Quezon hotel

  LUCENA CITY -- Police collared two suspected drug pushers conducting their illegal activities inside a hotel here on Tuesday night. Combined anti-illegal operatives from the Quezon police headquarters and local police, arrested Venancio Galinada
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2 drug pushers busted in Quezon hotel

  LUCENA CITY -- Police collared two suspected drug pushers conducting their illegal activities inside a hotel here on Tuesday night. Combined anti-illegal operatives from the Quezon police headquarters and local police, arrested Venancio Galinada and Kent Julius Regodon, after they sold shabu (crystal meth) to a police agent inside a hotel in Barangay Isabang around 6 p.m., Supt. Romulo Albacea, Lucena police chief, said in a report. Authorities seized six plastic sachets of shabu weighing 13.75 grams and worth P61,875 in the street market. According to a police agent who was involved in the operation, the suspects have long been using hotels and inns as the base of the...Keep on reading: 2 drug pushers busted in Quezon hotel

Police nab 402 suspected criminals in Quezon

LUCENA CITY - Policemen in Quezon province have arrested 402 suspected criminals, including 234 wanted felons, in several operations dubbed «Oplan Salikop» since May 1. Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said operatives from d
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Police nab 402 suspected criminals in Quezon

LUCENA CITY - Policemen in Quezon province have arrested 402 suspected criminals, including 234 wanted felons, in several operations dubbed «Oplan Salikop» since May 1. Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said operatives from different towns armed with search and arrest warrants, collared 30 suspects for violation against loose firearms; 140 for illegal drugs; 162 for illegal gambling; seven for illegal logging, 45 for illegal fishing; and 18 for illegal cutting of coconut trees from May 1 to June 17. De Guzman also said authorities seized 31 illegal firearms of assorted calibers. Authorities likewise confiscated 597.43 grams of shabu (crystal meth) and 8.96 gr...Keep on reading: Police nab 402 suspected criminals in Quezon

LOOK: Tony Labrusca gets 1st place on first try at Spartan race

The Spartan race truly gives justice to its name, as the series of obstacle races with varying distances and range of difficulty seems like an undertaking fit only for the fiercest and toughest warrior society of ancient Greece. The Spartan race held in Fore
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LOOK: Tony Labrusca gets 1st place on first try at Spartan race

The Spartan race truly gives justice to its name, as the series of obstacle races with varying distances and range of difficulty seems like an undertaking fit only for the fiercest and toughest warrior society of ancient Greece. The Spartan race held in Foressa, Cebu last June 16 was a feat not meant for the weak, thanks to its rugged 6.5 kilometer terrain with 21 obstacles. For some, the idea of a first timer having a go at the behemoth race seems daunting, but actor and model Tony Labrusca proved that even a neophyte like him can conquer the said battlefield. Labrusca took to his Instagram account two days ago, June 18, to share to his fans his 1st place win in the Age Group Divisi...Keep on reading: LOOK: Tony Labrusca gets 1st place on first try at Spartan race

Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting, shrug off trade war threats

Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the specter of a US-China trade war drove down bond yields, and share and commodity prices.
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Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting, shrug off trade war threats

Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the specter of a US-China trade war drove down bond yields, and share and commodity prices.

Starbucks closing cafes; CEO calls performance ‘not acceptable’

Starbucks Corp. forecast on Tuesday slower sales growth than Wall Street expected this quarter and plans to close about 150 cafes next fiscal year to boost performance, sending its shares down 2 percent after hours.
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Starbucks closing cafes; CEO calls performance ‘not acceptable’

Starbucks Corp. forecast on Tuesday slower sales growth than Wall Street expected this quarter and plans to close about 150 cafes next fiscal year to boost performance, sending its shares down 2 percent after hours.

BSP warns public against dealing with CoopHub

The central bank has waved the red flag over CoopHub, warning the public at large not to deal with the company as it has not secured the requirements to operate as a Credit Surety Fund.
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BSP warns public against dealing with CoopHub

The central bank has waved the red flag over CoopHub, warning the public at large not to deal with the company as it has not secured the requirements to operate as a Credit Surety Fund.

Bahamas’ DeAndre Ayton eyes top pick in NBA Draft

Towering Bahamian teenager DeAndre Ayton is poised to be chosen with the top pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, with the Phoenix Suns set to snap up the 7ft center who compares himself to Shaquille O'Neal.
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Bahamas’ DeAndre Ayton eyes top pick in NBA Draft

Towering Bahamian teenager DeAndre Ayton is poised to be chosen with the top pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, with the Phoenix Suns set to snap up the 7ft center who compares himself to Shaquille O'Neal.

Cavs enter draft in dark on LeBron's plan -- report

Entering the 2018 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers must operate without knowing the status of LeBron James, who can opt out of his contract before the end of the month.
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Cavs enter draft in dark on LeBron's plan -- report

Entering the 2018 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers must operate without knowing the status of LeBron James, who can opt out of his contract before the end of the month.

Senegal punish Polish errors to win 2-1 in Group H

Senegal took full advantage of their opponents' errors to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening Group H match, finally giving Africa something to cheer about at the World Cup as the group favourites failed to fire.
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Senegal punish Polish errors to win 2-1 in Group H

Senegal took full advantage of their opponents' errors to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening Group H match, finally giving Africa something to cheer about at the World Cup as the group favourites failed to fire.

Russia on brink of next stage after beating Egypt

World Cup hosts Russia kept up their free-scoring ways to move to the brink of a second round place with a 3-1 win over Egypt in their Group A match at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.
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Russia on brink of next stage after beating Egypt

World Cup hosts Russia kept up their free-scoring ways to move to the brink of a second round place with a 3-1 win over Egypt in their Group A match at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.

Merkel to Trump: Falling German crime stats ‘speak for themselves’

Chancellor Angela Merkel coolly rebuffed US President Donald Trump's assertion that migrants were behind a surge in crime in Germany, pointing to statistics that showed crime was in fact down.
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Merkel to Trump: Falling German crime stats ‘speak for themselves’

Chancellor Angela Merkel coolly rebuffed US President Donald Trump's assertion that migrants were behind a surge in crime in Germany, pointing to statistics that showed crime was in fact down.

Caceres church officials to probe priest tagged in slay case

A church official also said that an independent investigation will conducted on the allegations that a priest was involved in the case.
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Caceres church officials to probe priest tagged in slay case

A church official also said that an independent investigation will conducted on the allegations that a priest was involved in the case.

Mexico calls migrant children separation 'inhumane'

Mexico's foreign minister Luis Videgaray on Tuesday called the separation of children from immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border «cruel and inhumane» and urged the United States to reconsider the practice.
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Mexico calls migrant children separation 'inhumane'

Mexico's foreign minister Luis Videgaray on Tuesday called the separation of children from immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border «cruel and inhumane» and urged the United States to reconsider the practice.

‘Smart approach key to PH inclusive growth’ 

A smart approach is key to realizing inclusive growth in the Philippines, Felino Palafox Jr., managing partner and founder of Palafox Associates, said during his presentation at The Manila Times Philippine Model Cities Forum 2018 at Conrad Manila, Pasay City
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‘Smart approach key to PH inclusive growth’ 

A smart approach is key to realizing inclusive growth in the Philippines, Felino Palafox Jr., managing partner and founder of Palafox Associates, said during his presentation at The Manila Times Philippine Model Cities Forum 2018 at Conrad Manila, Pasay City, on Tuesday. The formula for inclusive growth, he added, must have “visionary leadership, good planning, [...] The post ‘Smart approach key to PH inclusive growth’  appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Davao, Agoo big winners in Model Cities Awards

After garnering the highest points in all categories, Davao City and Agoo town in La Union were adjudged as the country’s top model city and municipality, respectively, at The Manila Times Philippine Model Cities Forum and Awards held at the Conrad Manila i
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Davao, Agoo big winners in Model Cities Awards

After garnering the highest points in all categories, Davao City and Agoo town in La Union were adjudged as the country’s top model city and municipality, respectively, at The Manila Times Philippine Model Cities Forum and Awards held at the Conrad Manila in Pasay City on Tuesday. Themed “Making Cities More Inclusive,” this year’s forum [...] The post Davao, Agoo big winners in Model Cities Awards appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

It’s final: Sereno is out

THE Supreme Court (SC) made final on Tuesday its decision to sack Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, reiterating its order to begin the process of selecting a new chief magistrate. The Supreme Court en banc maintained its May 11 ruling with a vote of 8 a
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It’s final: Sereno is out

THE Supreme Court (SC) made final on Tuesday its decision to sack Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, reiterating its order to begin the process of selecting a new chief magistrate. The Supreme Court en banc maintained its May 11 ruling with a vote of 8 against 6, as predicted by The Manila Times on Monday. In a 27-page resolution penned by [...] The post It’s final: Sereno is out appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

North Korea rejects remarks by UN rights boss as 'fabricated'

North Korea on Tuesday rejected allegations by the top U.N. human rights official that serious and widespread violations persisted in the country despite its diplomatic opening.
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North Korea rejects remarks by UN rights boss as 'fabricated'

North Korea on Tuesday rejected allegations by the top U.N. human rights official that serious and widespread violations persisted in the country despite its diplomatic opening.

Fire hits residential area in Valenzuela City

A residential area at Sitio Kabatuan, Barangay Gen. T. De Leon in Valenzuela City was hit by fire late Tuesday evening, GMA News' Victoria Tulad reported.
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Fire hits residential area in Valenzuela City

A residential area at Sitio Kabatuan, Barangay Gen. T. De Leon in Valenzuela City was hit by fire late Tuesday evening, GMA News' Victoria Tulad reported.

Houthis say launch missile at Aramco facility in Saudi Arabia

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said it launched a missile targeting a facility of oil firm Aramco in Asir in southwestern Saudi Arabia, Houthi-run media al-Masirah TV and SABA reported on Tuesday.
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Houthis say launch missile at Aramco facility in Saudi Arabia

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said it launched a missile targeting a facility of oil firm Aramco in Asir in southwestern Saudi Arabia, Houthi-run media al-Masirah TV and SABA reported on Tuesday.

2 Pinoy, patay sa banggaan sa Saudi Arabia; 3 pa nilang kasama, sugatan

Dalawang Pinoy ang nasawi, at tatlong iba pa ang nasugatan matapos silang masangkot sa banggaan sa Jizan, Saudi Arabia.
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2 Pinoy, patay sa banggaan sa Saudi Arabia; 3 pa nilang kasama, sugatan

Dalawang Pinoy ang nasawi, at tatlong iba pa ang nasugatan matapos silang masangkot sa banggaan sa Jizan, Saudi Arabia.

Xi Jinping praises Kim Jong Un for Trump summit, promises support

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the 'positive' outcome of his  summit with US President Donald Trump.
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Xi Jinping praises Kim Jong Un for Trump summit, promises support

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the 'positive' outcome of his  summit with US President Donald Trump.

3 lalaki at 1 babaeng nag-iinuman, patay ng mga nagpakilala raw na pulis

«May dumaan na dalawang motor, may angkas 'yon, may apat, sabi daw, 'Wag kayong tumakbo kasi pulis 'to. Ayun, niratratan na nila,» ayon sa ina ng isa sa mga biktima.
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3 lalaki at 1 babaeng nag-iinuman, patay ng mga nagpakilala raw na pulis

«May dumaan na dalawang motor, may angkas 'yon, may apat, sabi daw, 'Wag kayong tumakbo kasi pulis 'to. Ayun, niratratan na nila,» ayon sa ina ng isa sa mga biktima.

Puma signs Ayton, names Jay-Z president of basketball division

Puma is making a major play to get back in the world of basketball, and the company took a big step on Monday by inking possible No. 1 overall draft pick DeAndre Ayton to an endorsement deal.
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Puma signs Ayton, names Jay-Z president of basketball division

Puma is making a major play to get back in the world of basketball, and the company took a big step on Monday by inking possible No. 1 overall draft pick DeAndre Ayton to an endorsement deal.

Cavs, Suns reportedly eyeing Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James can return to free agency by opting out of the final year of his contract in the next two weeks. With the clock ticking for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team reached out to the San Antonio Spurs to inquire about Kawhi Leonard's availability via t
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Cavs, Suns reportedly eyeing Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James can return to free agency by opting out of the final year of his contract in the next two weeks. With the clock ticking for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team reached out to the San Antonio Spurs to inquire about Kawhi Leonard's availability via trade, per Cleveland.com.

EU court confirms Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament

LUXEMBOURG: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top EU court ruled on Tuesday. The General Court of the European Union, the bloc’s second-highest
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EU court confirms Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament

LUXEMBOURG: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top EU court ruled on Tuesday. The General Court of the European Union, the bloc’s second-highest tribunal, rejected a bid by Le Pen to overturn a ruling that she had wrongly [...] The post EU court confirms Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat

BEIJING: Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of “blackmail” and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese goods, pushing the world’s two biggest economies closer to a trade war
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China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat

BEIJING: Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of “blackmail” and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese goods, pushing the world’s two biggest economies closer to a trade war. Trump said on Monday he had asked the US Trade Representative to target $200 billion worth [...] The post China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Isabela town police chief awarded posthumously for ‘heroism’

AN ISABELA town police chief was given a medal for his heroism in leading an anti-illegal drug operation, which cost him his life. Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde gave the posthumous award to Senior Inspector Michael Angelo Tubaña, pol
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Isabela town police chief awarded posthumously for ‘heroism’

AN ISABELA town police chief was given a medal for his heroism in leading an anti-illegal drug operation, which cost him his life. Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde gave the posthumous award to Senior Inspector Michael Angelo Tubaña, police chief of Mallig, Isabela. “Posthumously, binigyan natin ng award na PNP Heroism Medal para [...] The post Isabela town police chief awarded posthumously for ‘heroism’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Sereno: House leaders 'held hostage' SC budget in effort to oust me

«The House leadership was going to hold hostage the Judiciary's budget unless the Supreme Court cooperated fully with its plan to remove me.»
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Sereno: House leaders 'held hostage' SC budget in effort to oust me

«The House leadership was going to hold hostage the Judiciary's budget unless the Supreme Court cooperated fully with its plan to remove me.»

Court dismisses case vs. NDFP consultant

A Quezon City court has dismissed illegal possession of firearms and explosives charges against a National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant and five others, according to the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) on Monday.
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Court dismisses case vs. NDFP consultant

A Quezon City court has dismissed illegal possession of firearms and explosives charges against a National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant and five others, according to the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) on Monday.

Fight not yet over, Pangilinan says after SC affirms Sereno ouster

The Supreme Court may have made its final decision on the quo warranto petitiion to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Chief Justice post, but for Senator Francis Pangilinan, the fight is not yet over.
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Fight not yet over, Pangilinan says after SC affirms Sereno ouster

The Supreme Court may have made its final decision on the quo warranto petitiion to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Chief Justice post, but for Senator Francis Pangilinan, the fight is not yet over.

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