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WATCH: Pet monkey clings on to Florida guy owner arrested for car theft

In Florida, deputies of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office recently arrested a man for car theft, and it may be one of their more unforgettable arrests ever --- the man they arrested had his pet monkey clinging on to him. Police caught 23-year-old Cody Blak

Amazon Drops New York Headquarters Plan Amid Protests

Amazon abandoned plans for a new headquarters in New York City on Thursday, blaming opposition from community leaders angry at the huge subsidies being offered to one of the world's most successful companies. The New York neighborhood of Long Island City w
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Amazon Drops New York Headquarters Plan Amid Protests

Amazon abandoned plans for a new headquarters in New York City on Thursday, blaming opposition from community leaders angry at the huge subsidies being offered to one of the world's most successful companies. The New York neighborhood of Long Island City was one of two locations Amazon selected last year after a long search for a second headquarters or «HQ2.» The online retail giant had promised the sprawling complex in the borough of Queens would create 25,000 jobs in exchange for nearly $3 billion in state and city incentives -- which had riled some New Yorkers. "While polls show that 70 percent of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politic...Keep on reading: Amazon Drops New York Headquarters Plan Amid Protests

Apple Eyes Starpower for Launch of New Streaming Service

Is it Hollywood time for Apple? The iPhone maker appeared set to launch its streaming television service next month, calling on celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and «Star Wars» director J.J. Abrams to join an event at its S
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Apple Eyes Starpower for Launch of New Streaming Service

Is it Hollywood time for Apple? The iPhone maker appeared set to launch its streaming television service next month, calling on celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and «Star Wars» director J.J. Abrams to join an event at its Silicon Valley headquarters.Apple remained customarily tight-lipped about its plans amid reports of a March 25 event at its Cupertino headquarters focusing on services, including video and a likely subscription news service aimed at shaking up the world of journalism. The news comes with Apple under pressure to emphasize subscription-based services to diversify its revenues amid sluggish growth in smartphones, which have delivered the bulk of ...Keep on reading: Apple Eyes Starpower for Launch of New Streaming Service

Trump’s New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

DETROIT (AP) --- Sometimes, on a bad night, Brad Strong wakes at 2 a.m. and can't get back to sleep. The insomnia isn't about his family or money or health. It's about tariffs. The Strong family's three car dealerships in Salt Lake City could suffer a sign
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Trump’s New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

DETROIT (AP) --- Sometimes, on a bad night, Brad Strong wakes at 2 a.m. and can't get back to sleep. The insomnia isn't about his family or money or health. It's about tariffs. The Strong family's three car dealerships in Salt Lake City could suffer a significant blow if President Donald Trump proceeds with a proposal to impose tariffs of 20 to 25 percent on imported autos and auto parts. Strong may be in for a few more sleepless nights. By Sunday, Trump's Commerce Department is expected to issue an opinion on whether auto imports endanger U.S. national security enough to justify such import taxes. Trump would then have 90 days to decide whether to impose them. The department...Keep on reading: Trump’s New Trade Decision: Impose Tariffs on Imported Cars?

California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

SACRAMENTO, California --- California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democ
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California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

SACRAMENTO, California --- California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, told reporters that there is no emergency at the border and that Trump doesn't have the authority to make the declaration. «No one in America is above the law, not even the president of the United States,» Becerra said. «The president does not have power to act frivolously.» Trump declared a national emergency earlier in the day to bypass Congress to use money from the Pentagon and counterdrug efforts to fulfill his p...Keep on reading: California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. McCarric
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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking Catholic churchman to be laicized, as the process is called. It means he can no longer celebrate Mass or other sacraments, wear clerical vestments or be addressed by any religious title. He is the first churchman who reached the rank of cardinal to be defrocked in the church's sex abuse scandals. The punishment for the once-powerful prelate, who had served as the archbishop of Washington, spent ye...Keep on reading: Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Big blow to PH’s SEA Games hosting

Based on recent developments, the Philippines might as well go into the motion of playing host to the 30th Southeast Asian Games it is scheduled to stage from November 30…READ The post Big blow to PH’s SEA Games hosting appeared first on The Manil
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Big blow to PH’s SEA Games hosting

Based on recent developments, the Philippines might as well go into the motion of playing host to the 30th Southeast Asian Games it is scheduled to stage from November 30…READ The post Big blow to PH’s SEA Games hosting appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Team USA rebounds to win 2019 Rising Stars contest

LOS ANGELES: Slam dunks and three pointers were the order of the day and defense disappeared completely as Team USA outgunned Team World 161-144 in the NBA Rising Stars game…READ The post Team USA rebounds to win 2019 Rising Stars contest appeared firs
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Team USA rebounds to win 2019 Rising Stars contest

LOS ANGELES: Slam dunks and three pointers were the order of the day and defense disappeared completely as Team USA outgunned Team World 161-144 in the NBA Rising Stars game…READ The post Team USA rebounds to win 2019 Rising Stars contest appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

How to be a titan

The de facto leader of Titans Business Ventures Corp. shares his thoughts on developing a right mindset for business growth Just how do you turn a Row 4 student into…READ The post How to be a titan appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
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How to be a titan

The de facto leader of Titans Business Ventures Corp. shares his thoughts on developing a right mindset for business growth Just how do you turn a Row 4 student into…READ The post How to be a titan appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

World’s top supplier of used heavy machinery expands in Subic

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT --- AA Japan, one of the biggest and top suppliers of used heavy machinery around the world, officially opened here on Friday its first facility in the Philippines. The opening marked its business expansion and full service in the countr
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World’s top supplier of used heavy machinery expands in Subic

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT --- AA Japan, one of the biggest and top suppliers of used heavy machinery around the world, officially opened here on Friday its first facility in the Philippines. The opening marked its business expansion and full service in the country in partnership with a local automotive trader and dealer, Filanka Subic Corp. Officials of AA Japan said the exclusive partnership with Filanka hopes to address the country's continuous development in the field of infrastructure, agriculture and energy, as they demand high-quality, heavy-duty trucking and transportation, and heavy equipment services. "[The partnership] will allow us to adapt our services and products to a...Keep on reading: World’s top supplier of used heavy machinery expands in Subic

Rough start for Lady Bulldogs as main setter goes down with injury in first game

MANILA, Philippines---National University is off to a rough start in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The Lady Bulldogs lost rookie setterJoyme Cagande to a knee injury in the Lady Bulldogs' 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-12, loss to University o
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Rough start for Lady Bulldogs as main setter goes down with injury in first game

MANILA, Philippines---National University is off to a rough start in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The Lady Bulldogs lost rookie setterJoyme Cagande to a knee injury in the Lady Bulldogs' 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-12, loss to University of the Philippines Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center. Cagande collided with Roselyn Doria late in the third set and according to initial diagnosis, she suffered a sprained lateral collateral ligament in her left knee. NU head coach Norman Miguel allayed fears of a major injury for her young playmaker, but Cagande has already been ruled out of the Lady Bulldogs' next game. "Our physical therapist told us that there's no m...Keep on reading: Rough start for Lady Bulldogs as main setter goes down with injury in first game

UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU slams NU, UE denies UP

  MANILA, Philippines---Far Eastern University produced a season-opening upset after sweeping National University, 25-12, 25-18, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center. Richard Solis led the Tama
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UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU slams NU, UE denies UP

  MANILA, Philippines---Far Eastern University produced a season-opening upset after sweeping National University, 25-12, 25-18, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center. Richard Solis led the Tamaraws with nine points while John Paul Bugaoan and Jude Garcia added eight points apiece. Bryan Bagunas had 15 points to lead the defending champions who played without setter Kim Dayandante who was deemed ineligible three days before the start of the tournament. In the other game, University of the East brushed off University of the Philippines in four sets, 20-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-21. Clifford Inoferio led the Red Warriors ...Keep on reading: UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU slams NU, UE denies UP

Ressa confronts Panelo in radio show over her cases

Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa told presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a radio program exchange that the six times she posted bail in a span of just two months were «not regular.» Ressa and Panelo were guests in «Om
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Ressa confronts Panelo in radio show over her cases

Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa told presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a radio program exchange that the six times she posted bail in a span of just two months were «not regular.» Ressa and Panelo were guests in «Omaga Diaz Report,» a program anchored Henry Omaga Diaz over AM radio station DZMM on Saturday afternoon. With Panelo talking through a phone patch and Ressa in the studio, the two guests discussed Ressa's arrest and overnight detention at the headquarter of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) over cyberlibel charges. READ:Maria Ressa spends night at NBI "The big picture is I posted bail six times in two months and that is not regula...Keep on reading: Ressa confronts Panelo in radio show over her cases

Enrile on plunder case: Gov’t lucky if it can show ‘credible evidence’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK49Uwe7Q48 MANILA, Philippines --- Former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile said on Saturday that the government would be lucky if its lawyers can any credible evidence of his alleged connection to the multibillion-peso pork barrel sc
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Enrile on plunder case: Gov’t lucky if it can show ‘credible evidence’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK49Uwe7Q48 MANILA, Philippines --- Former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile said on Saturday that the government would be lucky if its lawyers can any credible evidence of his alleged connection to the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam masterminded by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, who had been convicted of plunder because of it. «I do not want to discuss my case, but all I can say is the government will be lucky if they present any credible evidence,» Enrile said at the Saturday Forum at Annabel's Restaurant in Quezon City on Saturday. Enrile was referring to the P172.83-million plunder case filed against him in connection pork barrel scam. He was ac...Keep on reading: Enrile on plunder case: Gov’t lucky if it can show ‘credible evidence’

WATCH: Cristine Reyes is out for revenge in ‘Maria’

Cristine Reyes is out for revenge. The actress goes on a warpath in the upcoming Viva film «Maria,» which released its official trailer Friday. In the film, Reyes plays Lily, a former cartel assassin who leaves her career behind to begi
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WATCH: Cristine Reyes is out for revenge in ‘Maria’

Cristine Reyes is out for revenge. The actress goes on a warpath in the upcoming Viva film «Maria,» which released its official trailer Friday. In the film, Reyes plays Lily, a former cartel assassin who leaves her career behind to begin a new life. Now named Maria, that life is cut short when the cartel finds out about her whereabouts. Based on the trailer, «Maria» shows Reyes' potential in being a femme fatale, far from the usual sexy drama roles she usually portrays. Will she be able to win this war? «Maria» is directed by Pedring Lopez and to be released under Viva Entertainment. Catch Reyes in the new action-packed film when it hits theaters March 27. /ra   ...Keep on reading: WATCH: Cristine Reyes is out for revenge in ‘Maria’

Magnitude 3.5 quake hits Leyte

      MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the province of Leyte on Saturday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The updated report said that the quake happened at
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Magnitude 3.5 quake hits Leyte

      MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the province of Leyte on Saturday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The updated report said that the quake happened at 3:12 p.m. and its epicenter was located seven kilometers southwest of Capoocan, Leyte. Phivolcs report said that an Intensity III tremor was felt in Ormoc City following the initial quake. Despite this, the agency said that no aftershocks and damage are expected. The tremor had a depth of focus of seven kilometers and it was tectonic in origin. /jpv...Keep on reading: Magnitude 3.5 quake hits Leyte

Pangilinan: Gov’t must ensure farmers will benefit from rice tariffication law

      MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Francis Pangilinan on Saturday urged the full implementation of the rice tariffication law, noting that farmers and the agricultural sector must benefit from the law. Pangilinan issued this
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Pangilinan: Gov’t must ensure farmers will benefit from rice tariffication law

      MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Francis Pangilinan on Saturday urged the full implementation of the rice tariffication law, noting that farmers and the agricultural sector must benefit from the law. Pangilinan issued this statement following farmer groups' apprehensions that the law may negatively impact the local rice industry as this seeks lifting restrictions on rice importations. «The enactment of the Rice Tariffication law, while being trumpeted as the remedy for high prices, is also seen by some farmers' groups as the death knell on the local rice industry,» the senator said in a statement. "All concerned groups should keep a tight watch o...Keep on reading: Pangilinan: Gov’t must ensure farmers will benefit from rice tariffication law

Unified Korean teams at 2020 Games in four sports

  The two Koreas are preparing to field unified teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in basketball, judo, field hockey and rowing, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The IOC are insisting the joint teams take part in Olympic qualifyin
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Unified Korean teams at 2020 Games in four sports

  The two Koreas are preparing to field unified teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in basketball, judo, field hockey and rowing, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The IOC are insisting the joint teams take part in Olympic qualifying stages, with the participation of the various international federations. The move was revealed after the two sports ministers and the Olympic representatives of North and South Korea met Olympic supremo Thomas Bach at IOC headquarters in Lausanne. In all, a women's basketball team, a women's field hockey team, a mixed judo team in four weight categories and for the men in three rowing events, the coxless fours, the quadru...Keep on reading: Unified Korean teams at 2020 Games in four sports

Jinggoy describes Rappler’s reporting as ‘irresponsible journalism’

      MANILA, Philippines --- Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada slammed Rappler on Saturday for its alleged «irresponsible journalism» and «biased» reporting. «Kasi irresponsible journalism yung ginaga
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Jinggoy describes Rappler’s reporting as ‘irresponsible journalism’

      MANILA, Philippines --- Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada slammed Rappler on Saturday for its alleged «irresponsible journalism» and «biased» reporting. «Kasi irresponsible journalism yung ginagawa niyan eh. Sobrang biased. One-sided lagi. Gagawa ka ng mabuti, ang lalabas ay masama,» Estrada told local radio station DWIZwhen asked about his reaction on the controversial arrest of Rappler's chief executive Maria Ressa over a cyberlibel case. Estrada asserted that Rappler will dig up controversy on those who are allies of the administration. "'Yan ang ugali ng mga yan eh, basta kakampi mo ang administrasyon, gagawan at gagawan ka ng issue ng mga yan ...Keep on reading: Jinggoy describes Rappler’s reporting as ‘irresponsible journalism’

NBA All-Stars Chris Webber, Jack Sikma, Paul Westphal among 13 Hall of Fame finalists

Seven-time NBA All-Star Jack Sikma and five-time NBA All-Stars Chris Webber and Paul Westphal were among 13 people named Friday as finalists for 2019 induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Candidates were announced as festivities began in Charlotte, N
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NBA All-Stars Chris Webber, Jack Sikma, Paul Westphal among 13 Hall of Fame finalists

Seven-time NBA All-Star Jack Sikma and five-time NBA All-Stars Chris Webber and Paul Westphal were among 13 people named Friday as finalists for 2019 induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Candidates were announced as festivities began in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of Sunday's 68th NBA All-Star Game. Eight players, four coaches and 28-year NBA referee Hugh Evans were among those advanced forward from screenings committees to the full selction committee. Finalists need 18 of 24 votes for election into the Hall of Fame. Inductees will be announced in early April with enshrinement September 5-7 in ceremonies at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Other...Keep on reading: NBA All-Stars Chris Webber, Jack Sikma, Paul Westphal among 13 Hall of Fame finalists

SSS to hike contribution rate to 12% in 2019

      MANILA, Philippines--This year, Social Security System (SSS) members and their employers will shell out more for their contributions as the rate will increase to 12 percent, a move that the state-run pension fund's chief sai
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SSS to hike contribution rate to 12% in 2019

      MANILA, Philippines--This year, Social Security System (SSS) members and their employers will shell out more for their contributions as the rate will increase to 12 percent, a move that the state-run pension fund's chief said would replenish the fund life by six years. In a telephone interview Saturday, SSS president and chief executive Emmanuel F. Dooc also told the Inquirer that the second tranche of pension hike would unlikely be implemented this year even as it will still be granted within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. A source said the amendments to the SSS's charter was signed by Duterte last Feb. 7. Dooc said the SSS will immedia...Keep on reading: SSS to hike contribution rate to 12% in 2019

Gilas Pilipinas flies to Doha for must-win Fiba qualifying games

The Philippine men's national basketball team on Saturday left for Doha, Qatar for the sixth and final window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers. Gilas Pilipinas, led by Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo and Andray Blatche, battles Qatar in a must-win on F
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Gilas Pilipinas flies to Doha for must-win Fiba qualifying games

The Philippine men's national basketball team on Saturday left for Doha, Qatar for the sixth and final window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers. Gilas Pilipinas, led by Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo and Andray Blatche, battles Qatar in a must-win on Friday. The Philippines went 1-3 in its last four games but national team head coach Yeng Guiao is upbeat the team can still reach its main goal. «We feel very confident that we can make it to the World Cup. Our objective from the beginning is to really try and get to the World Cup,» said Guiao. Gilas is coming off a 100-82 rout of the Meralco Bolts on Friday in its only tune-up game before plunging back into action in the qualif...Keep on reading: Gilas Pilipinas flies to Doha for must-win Fiba qualifying games

2 suspected drug pushers dead in Laguna

SAN PEDRO CITY --- Two men suspected of pushing illegal drugs were killed in a buy-bust in San Pablo City in Laguna province on Saturday afternoon. Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, said the city police's anti-drug unit con
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2 suspected drug pushers dead in Laguna

SAN PEDRO CITY --- Two men suspected of pushing illegal drugs were killed in a buy-bust in San Pablo City in Laguna province on Saturday afternoon. Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, said the city police's anti-drug unit conducted the buy-bust in Barangay (village) Santiago 2 at 1:20 p.m. against suspects Miguelito Manalo and Pastor Barcenas. But the suspects opened fire in an attempt to flee, forcing the policemen to shoot them down. The police recovered from Manalo a caliber .38 gun while from Barcenas a .45 caliber pistol. On Friday evening, suspected drug syndicate member Gilbert Flores was also killed in a shootout in San Pablo City. Maric...Keep on reading: 2 suspected drug pushers dead in Laguna

PMA exec to alumni: Majority of public trust us

BAGUIO CITY --- Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista, superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), welcomed some 6,000 alumni members during their homecoming at the Fort del Pilar here on Saturday. He said the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other u
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PMA exec to alumni: Majority of public trust us

BAGUIO CITY --- Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista, superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), welcomed some 6,000 alumni members during their homecoming at the Fort del Pilar here on Saturday. He said the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other uniformed personnel still enjoy the trust of the majority of the public. He said many of the PMA alumni hold positions in the government that are «in decision-making levels.» Evangelista also said that the integrity of the armed forces set them «above normal standards» despite being considered a minority in the community. He then told the crowd, «Welcome home.» PMA's Class of 1989 serves as the lead host class for this yea...Keep on reading: PMA exec to alumni: Majority of public trust us

Albayalde, Eleazar, lead 2019 PMA Cavalier Award recipients

    FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, Philippines --- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar were among 11 alumni of the Philippine Milita
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Albayalde, Eleazar, lead 2019 PMA Cavalier Award recipients

    FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, Philippines --- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar were among 11 alumni of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) who received the Cavalier Award the during the PMA's annual alumni gathering on Saturday.   The Cavalier Award is the highest recognition given to a PMA alumnus or alumna with outstanding achievements in their respective fields.   According to the PMA, Albayalde (PMA Class 1986) was cited for his command and administration of as head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and for h...Keep on reading: Albayalde, Eleazar, lead 2019 PMA Cavalier Award recipients

Number of distressed kids in Philippines alarms group

      MANILA, Philippines -- The Save the Children organization expressed concern on Saturday on the situation of children in Mindanao as it continues to record an increasing number of deaths, injuries, abductions, and sexual viole
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Number of distressed kids in Philippines alarms group

      MANILA, Philippines -- The Save the Children organization expressed concern on Saturday on the situation of children in Mindanao as it continues to record an increasing number of deaths, injuries, abductions, and sexual violence. The statement of Save the Children was issued as it called on the Philippine government to have a stronger protection of children in war-affected areas. According to lawyer Albert Muyot, chief executive officer of the organization in the Philippines, war and armed conflict greatly affect the future of children and these incidents end their childhood. "The impact of conflict on children is deep, devastating and lifelong....Keep on reading: Number of distressed kids in Philippines alarms group

Senatorial bets attend ‘apolitical’ PMA alumni homecoming

FORT DEL PILAR, BAGUIO CITY --- This year's Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni homecoming here drew graduates as old as Cavalier Delfin Castillo of PMA Class of 1951 and as young as Angelika Fernandez of PMA Class of 2018, who came along with their spou
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Senatorial bets attend ‘apolitical’ PMA alumni homecoming

FORT DEL PILAR, BAGUIO CITY --- This year's Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni homecoming here drew graduates as old as Cavalier Delfin Castillo of PMA Class of 1951 and as young as Angelika Fernandez of PMA Class of 2018, who came along with their spouses and children. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has barred PMA alumni, including honorary class members, from «engaging in political campaigning.» But the annual reunion also drew electoral candidates for the coming May midterm elections like Gary Alejano and Senator JV Ejercito. Heeding the no-politics rule, Alejano steered clear of the covering media and proceeded down the Borromeo Field to join his mistahs (schoolma...Keep on reading: Senatorial bets attend ‘apolitical’ PMA alumni homecoming

US police remain blank on alleged killer of Fil-Am in Chicago

      MANILA, Philippines--The Chicago police remain blank concerning the identity of the perpatrator behind the death of Filipino-American Anthony del Barrio nearly a month after the incident transpired, the Department of Foreign
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US police remain blank on alleged killer of Fil-Am in Chicago

      MANILA, Philippines--The Chicago police remain blank concerning the identity of the perpatrator behind the death of Filipino-American Anthony del Barrio nearly a month after the incident transpired, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday. The DFA said that according to the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago, the case of 30-year-old Del Barrio is still under investigation. Del Barrio was found dead between two houses in the Village of Morton Grove on January 20. He succumbed to a single bullet wound. READ: Shooting death of a 30-year-old Chicago Fil-Am ruled a homicide The police are ruling that the cause of death was ho...Keep on reading: US police remain blank on alleged killer of Fil-Am in Chicago

Philippines wants 625 cases delisted from UN record

The Philippines has commenced work with the United Nations to delist from its official records more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances, mostly attributed to government forces between 1975 and 2012 and gave assurances that it has put in
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Philippines wants 625 cases delisted from UN record

The Philippines has commenced work with the United Nations to delist from its official records more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances, mostly attributed to government forces between 1975 and 2012 and gave assurances that it has put in place a strong legal framework and institutional mechanisms to address the issue.   Senior Philippine officials led by Undersecretary Severo Catura of the Presidential Human Rights Committee formally moved for the delisting of 625 cases during a meeting with the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.   The move was made on Thursday during the first meeting day of the 117th session of the fiv...Keep on reading: Philippines wants 625 cases delisted from UN record

Duterte ‘pissed off with fake news’ he had kidney transplant

«It's just hyperbole ... to dramatize that he's still virile at his age,» presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Friday of President Duterte's angry remarks challenging former Sen. Francisco «Kit» Tatad to lend him his wife.
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Duterte ‘pissed off with fake news’ he had kidney transplant

«It's just hyperbole ... to dramatize that he's still virile at his age,» presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Friday of President Duterte's angry remarks challenging former Sen. Francisco «Kit» Tatad to lend him his wife.   «He's pissed off with his fake news,» Panelo said, referring to Tatad's newspaper column earlier this week in which he claimed that the President had undergone a kidney transplant operation on Jan. 29.   Duterte's remarks were just exaggerations meant to drive home the point that he still has a strong drive at 73, Panelo said.   "People have [become] used to this President's hyperbole; he uses certain situations and makes...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘pissed off with fake news’ he had kidney transplant

Gov’t failed to pay DPWH contractors P100B–Andaya

The government failed to pay private companies more than P100 billion in 2018 due to a «corrupt system» that continued to control the payment scheme for public works contracts, according to House appropriations committee chair Rep. Rolando Andaya
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Gov’t failed to pay DPWH contractors P100B–Andaya

The government failed to pay private companies more than P100 billion in 2018 due to a «corrupt system» that continued to control the payment scheme for public works contracts, according to House appropriations committee chair Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr.   In a statement on Friday, the Camarines Sur congressman said the government's failure to pay for completed projects might drive away contractors and derail the Duterte administration's «Build, Build, Build» infrastructure program.   «This gargantuan amount of payables has reincarnated an old system that forces (public works) contractors to cough up kickbacks just to be paid for completed infrastructure projects,» ...Keep on reading: Gov’t failed to pay DPWH contractors P100B–Andaya

Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

AMANALCO DE BECERRA, Mexico --- For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-
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Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

AMANALCO DE BECERRA, Mexico --- For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve. Local woodsmen would report seeing some of the butterflies fluttering about and scouting teams would scramble to trek into the forest. They eventually narrowed their search to a swath of communal lands more than 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) above sea level on the northwestern side of the park, but still couldn't find the colony. «It was like an urban legend,» said Gloria Tavera Alonso, a regional...Keep on reading: Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

Airlines to give customers ‘nonbinary’ choice under gender

DALLAS --- Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such «undisclosed&raqu
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Airlines to give customers ‘nonbinary’ choice under gender

DALLAS --- Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such «undisclosed» or «unspecified.» There could also be the optional title of «Mx.» The airlines say they are making the change to be more inclusive in dealing with a diverse population of travelers. The move was praised by advocacy groups for transgender people. «It's a significant step forward for nonbinary individuals, so they are not faced with a mismatch between their ticketing information and their legal identification,» said Beck Bailey of ...Keep on reading: Airlines to give customers ‘nonbinary’ choice under gender

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. https://twitter.com
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BREAKING NEWS: Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1096432588925759488 Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall, aides said. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. Trump made the announcement ...Keep on reading: BREAKING NEWS: Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His Border Wall

Rep. Abrams’ aides seek to diversify campaign staffs

Had it not been for voter suppression, two veterans of her campaign believe, Stacey Abrams would now be first African American woman elected state governor in the United States.   While Abrams was being broadcast nationwide in her official Democrat
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Rep. Abrams’ aides seek to diversify campaign staffs

Had it not been for voter suppression, two veterans of her campaign believe, Stacey Abrams would now be first African American woman elected state governor in the United States.   While Abrams was being broadcast nationwide in her official Democratic Party rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address, the two Abrams campaign directors were visiting California, looking for young people of color to help in future election efforts. With their Blue Institute, Ashley Robinson, 29, and Genny Castillo, 32, are hoping to fast-track peers into political careers.   Given how diverse the country has become, communities of color need to not only field their own...Keep on reading: Rep. Abrams’ aides seek to diversify campaign staffs

Firing an employee for being pregnant and unmarried is illegal

Kourtney Liggins worked as an eighth-grade teacher for 5 years at the Transfiguration School, a religious-run school in Los Angeles. Liggins was unmarried and seven months pregnant when her boss told her that her «pregnancy would morally corrupt impress
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Firing an employee for being pregnant and unmarried is illegal

Kourtney Liggins worked as an eighth-grade teacher for 5 years at the Transfiguration School, a religious-run school in Los Angeles. Liggins was unmarried and seven months pregnant when her boss told her that her «pregnancy would morally corrupt impressionable teenagers» at the school. Her boss referred to her unborn child as «it» and said that «it» would not be permitted on the school campus. When Liggins complained to school officials she was told to «pray on it.» The school also barred her boyfriend, the father of her unborn child, from participating in a school meeting, and ultimately banned him from school grounds. When Liggins gave birth, she was ordered to cut her maternity...Keep on reading: Firing an employee for being pregnant and unmarried is illegal

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