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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

Albert Martinez’s daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged

  MANILA, Philippines --- Actor Albert Martinez's youngest daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged to boyfriend Paulus Reyes.   Alissa was ecstatic to announce the news on Monday in an Instagram post captioned: «I love you so much @pa
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Albert Martinez’s daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged

  MANILA, Philippines --- Actor Albert Martinez's youngest daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged to boyfriend Paulus Reyes.   Alissa was ecstatic to announce the news on Monday in an Instagram post captioned: «I love you so much @paulusreyes. I can't wait to spend forever with you!!!»   https://www.instagram.com/p/BrNNhW5H-x8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   «Literally this has been the happiest I've ever been,» Alissa said in a separate post where she posed embracing her husband-to-be.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BrNfoR_nZ91/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   Meanwhile, Albert couldn't help but become emotional with the engage...Keep on reading: Albert Martinez’s daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged

Richard Gomez encourages Aga Muhlach to go into politics again

Richard Gomez and his family recently bumped into Aga Muhlach and wife Charlene Gonzalez while at the Cathay Pacific Lounge before their flight. It seemed the two friends had not seen each other in a while, as Gomez took to social media to share that he and M
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Richard Gomez encourages Aga Muhlach to go into politics again

Richard Gomez and his family recently bumped into Aga Muhlach and wife Charlene Gonzalez while at the Cathay Pacific Lounge before their flight. It seemed the two friends had not seen each other in a while, as Gomez took to social media to share that he and Muhlach updated each other on what they had been doing lately. Gomez, who is currently the mayor of Ormoc city, shared that he encouraged Muhlach to have another go at politics. «We had some time to talk about things we've been doing,» said Gomez on Instagram on Dec. 11. «We talked about politics and I told him to run again because I know the public service is really in his heart.» https://www.instagram.com/p/BrNT2f-Hkl2/...Keep on reading: Richard Gomez encourages Aga Muhlach to go into politics again

Fire hits Laperal Compound in Makati City

      MANILA, Philippines -- Hundreds of houses were affected by the fire that hit the Laperal compound in Makati City early Tuesday morning.     The compound is located along Bernardino Street, in Barangay Guadalup
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Fire hits Laperal Compound in Makati City

      MANILA, Philippines -- Hundreds of houses were affected by the fire that hit the Laperal compound in Makati City early Tuesday morning.     The compound is located along Bernardino Street, in Barangay Guadalupe Viejo, the Bureau of Fire Protection Makati said.     According to the BFP, the fire started at 1:22 a.m. and reached Task Force Bravo at 2:30 a.m. It was then declared fire out at 5:26 a.m.     Authorities have yet to determine the exact number of affected houses by the fire incident given that the area was made of light materials and shanty area.     https://www.facebook.com...Keep on reading: Fire hits Laperal Compound in Makati City

Drilon wants P16.8B cut on DOH budget restored

        MANILA, Philippines --- On Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon's proposal, Senator Loren Legarda has agreed to restore more than half of the P28-billion cut from the Department of Health's (DOH) budget.  
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Drilon wants P16.8B cut on DOH budget restored

        MANILA, Philippines --- On Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon's proposal, Senator Loren Legarda has agreed to restore more than half of the P28-billion cut from the Department of Health's (DOH) budget.   Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on finance, defended on the floor on Monday the proposed P79-billion budget of the DOH.   During his interpellation, Drilon lamented the P28-billion cut from the DOH, noting that the large cut of about P16.8 billion would largely affect the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).   If the budget cut was not restored, the senator said, a number of health facilities...Keep on reading: Drilon wants P16.8B cut on DOH budget restored

Fire hits Quezon City bungalow

      MANILA, Philippines -- One person was reported injured after a fire hit a bungalow in Quezon City Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.   According to BFP Inspector Rosendo Cabillan Jr., the fire s
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Fire hits Quezon City bungalow

      MANILA, Philippines -- One person was reported injured after a fire hit a bungalow in Quezon City Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.   According to BFP Inspector Rosendo Cabillan Jr., the fire started at the attic of the bungalow located at Giraffe St. Green Meadows Subdivision in Barangay Ugong Norte in Quezon City.   The blaze left 55-year-old Merrian Vargas with first degree burns in her right arm. No other casualties were reported following the fire incident.   The fire started at 4:07 a.m. It the was then declared fire hour at 5:30 a.m.   Cabillan said faulty electrical wiring could hav...Keep on reading: Fire hits Quezon City bungalow

Lacson: 2019 is ‘Year of Pork’

SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the coming year would be a happy one only for those who would continue to benefit from the pork barrel system, but would be…READ The post Lacson: 2019 is ‘Year of Pork’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
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Lacson: 2019 is ‘Year of Pork’

SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the coming year would be a happy one only for those who would continue to benefit from the pork barrel system, but would be…READ The post Lacson: 2019 is ‘Year of Pork’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Palace forms PH-wide task force vs Reds

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has formed a national task force to “end” the armed conflict with communist rebels. Duterte signed on December 4 Executive Order (EO) 70, which institutionalizes “the Whole-of-Nation…READ The post Palace forms PH-wide tas
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Palace forms PH-wide task force vs Reds

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has formed a national task force to “end” the armed conflict with communist rebels. Duterte signed on December 4 Executive Order (EO) 70, which institutionalizes “the Whole-of-Nation…READ The post Palace forms PH-wide task force vs Reds appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON --- Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president ov
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Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON --- Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. «There's a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,» said Rep. Adam Schiff, the incoming chairman of the House intelligence committee. "The bigger pardon question may come down the road as the next president has to determine wh...Keep on reading: Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

‘Divas’ excited to share spotlight with Boyz II Men at the Big Dome

As someone who grew up listening to---and being greatly influenced by---the songs of Boyz II Men, singer Kyla said never in her wildest dreams did she think that she would one day find herself sharing the stage with one of the most popular R&B groups of a
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‘Divas’ excited to share spotlight with Boyz II Men at the Big Dome

As someone who grew up listening to---and being greatly influenced by---the songs of Boyz II Men, singer Kyla said never in her wildest dreams did she think that she would one day find herself sharing the stage with one of the most popular R&B groups of all time.   «I idolize them. I attended their first concert here in the Philippines several years ago in an open field at The Fort. And I couldn't help but cry while I watched them sing,» she said at a recent press conference for «Boyz II Men with Divas,» an upcoming back-to-back concert, which will also feature Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto and KZ Tandingan.   Kyla, who herself made a name in the country...Keep on reading: ‘Divas’ excited to share spotlight with Boyz II Men at the Big Dome

Ex-beauty queen Rachel Peters’ best advice to Miss Universe 2018 PH bet Catriona Gray

In joining a prestigious beauty pageant, one can never be «too prepared,» said Rachel Peters, who represented the country in the Miss Universe tilt last year and finished in the Top 10.   «Lots of things can happen---unexpected ph
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Ex-beauty queen Rachel Peters’ best advice to Miss Universe 2018 PH bet Catriona Gray

In joining a prestigious beauty pageant, one can never be «too prepared,» said Rachel Peters, who represented the country in the Miss Universe tilt last year and finished in the Top 10.   «Lots of things can happen---unexpected photo shoots, dinners, events,» she told reporters at a recent press conference she hosted. «So, the best preparation a contestant can do, really, is to know herself from within... Things outside can always change. But when [you're true to your core], you can overcome anything that comes your way.»   Having said that, Rachel is feeling optimistic about the chances of the country's representative this year, Catriona Gray, who had been dili...Keep on reading: Ex-beauty queen Rachel Peters’ best advice to Miss Universe 2018 PH bet Catriona Gray

Vice Ganda shares with Edward Barber how he battled depression

I try to reach out to young people like Edward (Barber) because I know how it's like to feel depressed and helpless,« said comedian Vice Ganda, who admitted to have successfully battled depression, first, as a teenager, then as an adult only last year.
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Vice Ganda shares with Edward Barber how he battled depression

I try to reach out to young people like Edward (Barber) because I know how it's like to feel depressed and helpless,« said comedian Vice Ganda, who admitted to have successfully battled depression, first, as a teenager, then as an adult only last year.   During the recent press conference for his latest film »Fantastica,« Vice said he felt he needed to reach out to his costar Edward after he noticed that the 18-year-old actor would often sit quietly in one corner, looking lonely and tired.   »Edward said he was feeling confused because before joining 'PBB,' he wanted to pursue a different profession. He was trying to figure out if this was what he wanted for him...Keep on reading: Vice Ganda shares with Edward Barber how he battled depression

San Mateo County official lauds home care firm for exemplary service

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, California---District 5 Supervisor David J. Canepa commended Alegre Home Care, on its 25th Anniversary and Christmas Party on Dec. 5 for helping shape the landscape of the home care industry by providing the utmost quality care to senior
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San Mateo County official lauds home care firm for exemplary service

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, California---District 5 Supervisor David J. Canepa commended Alegre Home Care, on its 25th Anniversary and Christmas Party on Dec. 5 for helping shape the landscape of the home care industry by providing the utmost quality care to seniors and physically challenged individuals in and around the San Mateo County.   «Alegre Home Care's commitment to providing high quality home care needs to individuals and families in San Mateo County is greatly appreciated,» Canepa said, handing a Certificate of Commendation to CEO Charles E. Symes II.   Canepa thanked at Alegre's more than 200 workers, «who dedicate their time for being attentive caregivers,»...Keep on reading: San Mateo County official lauds home care firm for exemplary service

Duterte ‘fake medical certificate’ recalled as House panel tackles ROTC bills

CORRUPTION was one of the reasons why the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) was scrapped as a requirement in the Philippines’ basic education program, a lawmaker at the House of…READ The post Duterte ‘fake medical certificateR
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Duterte ‘fake medical certificate’ recalled as House panel tackles ROTC bills

CORRUPTION was one of the reasons why the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) was scrapped as a requirement in the Philippines’ basic education program, a lawmaker at the House of…READ The post Duterte ‘fake medical certificate’ recalled as House panel tackles ROTC bills appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

EU court rules Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally

LUXEMBOURG: Europe’s top court ruled on Monday that Britain could halt Brexit without the approval of fellow EU member states, in a victory for pro-Europeans on the eve of a…READ The post EU court rules Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally appeared
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EU court rules Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally

LUXEMBOURG: Europe’s top court ruled on Monday that Britain could halt Brexit without the approval of fellow EU member states, in a victory for pro-Europeans on the eve of a…READ The post EU court rules Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Senate deliberates on ‘compelling reasons’ for 3rd martial law extension in Mindanao

THE Senate on Monday deliberated on the Duterte administration’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao to determine whether or not there were “compelling reasons” to grant it for a…READ The post Senate deliberates on ‘compell
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Senate deliberates on ‘compelling reasons’ for 3rd martial law extension in Mindanao

THE Senate on Monday deliberated on the Duterte administration’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao to determine whether or not there were “compelling reasons” to grant it for a…READ The post Senate deliberates on ‘compelling reasons’ for 3rd martial law extension in Mindanao appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Palace confident Diokno can explain alleged budget insertions

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Monday said Budget Secretary Ben Diokno can explain before the House of Representatives the alleged insertions in the proposed 2019 national budget.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this after Di
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Palace confident Diokno can explain alleged budget insertions

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Monday said Budget Secretary Ben Diokno can explain before the House of Representatives the alleged insertions in the proposed 2019 national budget.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this after Diokno was summoned to explain the supposed insertions of some P52 billion for certain legislative districts, which lawmakers had blamed for the delay in the approval of the proposed P3.8-trillion national budget for 2019.   «Let us hear him. They wanted to be enlightened that's why they ask (him). It only means that they want to be enlightened, mukhang nalilito din (sila),» Panelo told reporters in an interview. &nbs...Keep on reading: Palace confident Diokno can explain alleged budget insertions

Ex-Marina employee arrested for faking legal certificates

MANILA, Philippines - A former employee of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), who was allegedly involved in faking legal certificates, has been arrested by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents in Manila.   NBI Director Dante Gierra
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Ex-Marina employee arrested for faking legal certificates

MANILA, Philippines - A former employee of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), who was allegedly involved in faking legal certificates, has been arrested by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents in Manila.   NBI Director Dante Gierran identified the suspect as Malone Morales, a two-year employee of the Marina under the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW)-Surveillance Division.   Morales was arrested during an entrapment operation conducted last Dec. 7 in Ermita, Manila.   Gierran said that the arrest against Morales stemmed from a complaint received by the bureau. According to the complainant, Morales demanded P20,00...Keep on reading: Ex-Marina employee arrested for faking legal certificates

Man dies in motorcycle-truck crash in Davao del Sur

  DIGOS CITY -- A 24-year-old motorcycle rider was killed in a head-on collision with a cabover pick-up truck in Davao del Sur last Sunday night.   Supt. Deozar Almasa, city police director, on Monday identified the fatality as Jeffrey Catu
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Man dies in motorcycle-truck crash in Davao del Sur

  DIGOS CITY -- A 24-year-old motorcycle rider was killed in a head-on collision with a cabover pick-up truck in Davao del Sur last Sunday night.   Supt. Deozar Almasa, city police director, on Monday identified the fatality as Jeffrey Catuban, a resident of Kingking Pantucan, Compostela Valley.   According to Almasa, the victim was driving his motorcycle towards the city proper but upon reaching Purok Manggahan in Barangay Kiagot around 10 p.m. Catuban swerved to the truck's lane and crashed head on. He said the motorcycle was dragged by the pick-up truck and eventually rolled over before falling into the concrete canal, causing serious physical inju...Keep on reading: Man dies in motorcycle-truck crash in Davao del Sur

Diokno insists: There are no ‘insertions’ in 2019 budget

        MANILA, Philippines ---«There are no insertions.»   Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno maintained this on Monday amid Senator Panfilo Lacson's allegations that the 2019 national budget was loaded wi
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Diokno insists: There are no ‘insertions’ in 2019 budget

        MANILA, Philippines ---«There are no insertions.»   Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno maintained this on Monday amid Senator Panfilo Lacson's allegations that the 2019 national budget was loaded with «pork barrel» funds.   Diokno was summoned to a «Question Hour» of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.   READ: House to Diokno: Explain budget insertions He said he would appear in the House and answer all the questions about these alleged «insertions» in the budget.   «There are no insertions, I can say that,» he said in an interview at the Senate. "Bukas I will appear sa House, sa Question Hour. I w...Keep on reading: Diokno insists: There are no ‘insertions’ in 2019 budget

Duterte to skip historic handover of Balangiga bells in Pasay

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte will skip the historic handover of the Balangiga Bells in Pasay City on Tuesday, Malacaang said.   The Bells of Balangiga would be returned to the Philippines 117 years after it was taken by the Amer
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Duterte to skip historic handover of Balangiga bells in Pasay

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte will skip the historic handover of the Balangiga Bells in Pasay City on Tuesday, Malacaang said.   The Bells of Balangiga would be returned to the Philippines 117 years after it was taken by the Americans as war booty.   Undersecretary for Media AccreditationandRelations Office Feducia Mia Reyes-Lucassaid Monday the handover will push through at the Villamor Airbase without the President.   «Handover of the Balangiga bells will push through however, PRRD (President Rodrigo Duterte) will not attend. Thank you,» Reyes said.   The Palace official did not say why Mr. Duterte would skip the event....Keep on reading: Duterte to skip historic handover of Balangiga bells in Pasay

Thomas Markle says he knew Meghan to be demanding, not rude amid rumored feud with Kate Middleton

Thomas Markle has entertained another interview where he attempted again to reach out to his youngest child, Meghan Markle. Thomas, who has been estranged from his daughter since her wedding last May, told the Daily Mail in a Dec. 8 report that he had been t
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Thomas Markle says he knew Meghan to be demanding, not rude amid rumored feud with Kate Middleton

Thomas Markle has entertained another interview where he attempted again to reach out to his youngest child, Meghan Markle. Thomas, who has been estranged from his daughter since her wedding last May, told the Daily Mail in a Dec. 8 report that he had been trying to communicate with her through texts and letters. He said he has even written Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland about their daughter's silence, but did not mention a response from her. He had something to say too about rumors of a feud between Kate Middleton and Meghan. Recent reports from British outlets claim that royal sources have leaked Meghan's demanding behavior which has led to friction with her own staff and her sist...Keep on reading: Thomas Markle says he knew Meghan to be demanding, not rude amid rumored feud with Kate Middleton

Duterte signs ‘First 1000 Days’ Law

MANILA, Philippines ---President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the First 1,000 Days Law which seeks to provide health and nutrition services to children during the first 1,000 days of their lives.   Duterte signed Republic Act 11148 or the «Kalu
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Duterte signs ‘First 1000 Days’ Law

MANILA, Philippines ---President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the First 1,000 Days Law which seeks to provide health and nutrition services to children during the first 1,000 days of their lives.   Duterte signed Republic Act 11148 or the «Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act» last Nov. 29, a copy of which was shared to the media on Monday.   The new law "aims to provide comprehensive, sustainable multi-sectoral strategies and approaches to address health and nutrition problems of newborns, infants and young children, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent females, as well as multi-factoral issues that negatively affect the development of newborns, infants and...Keep on reading: Duterte signs ‘First 1000 Days’ Law

Geothermal energy: The sustainable energy solution

As the global population grows, demand for basic needs such as food, water, and energy rises as well, and this creates an increasingly vicious cycle where human activities adversely impact the environment and paradoxically threaten natural resources. In respo
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Geothermal energy: The sustainable energy solution

As the global population grows, demand for basic needs such as food, water, and energy rises as well, and this creates an increasingly vicious cycle where human activities adversely impact the environment and paradoxically threaten natural resources. In response to this phenomenon, nations around the world are seeking ways to break the cycle and to establish a more stable and secure future through sustainable practices in business and society. The need for such radical change is more apparent nowhere else than in the Philippines, which has ranked among the top five countries at risk of the effects of climate variability in the past couple of decades, as reported in the Global Clim...Keep on reading: Geothermal energy: The sustainable energy solution

2 ‘Highway Boys’ members killed in shootout with cops in Rizal

SAN PEDRO CITY -- Two suspected members of a notorious crime gang in Rizal province were killed following a brief chase with policemen in Cainta town early morning Monday. The police have not yet identified the slain men but said they were members of the &
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2 ‘Highway Boys’ members killed in shootout with cops in Rizal

SAN PEDRO CITY -- Two suspected members of a notorious crime gang in Rizal province were killed following a brief chase with policemen in Cainta town early morning Monday. The police have not yet identified the slain men but said they were members of the «Highway Boys,» described earlier by authorities as an «all around» group because of its involvement in robberies and killings. The group was also known for pouring concrete over dead bodies of their victims in order to cover its tracks. According to a report from the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) police, members of the provincial Highway Patrol Group (HPG) were patrolling in Barangay (village) San Andres whe...Keep on reading: 2 ‘Highway Boys’ members killed in shootout with cops in Rizal

‘Roma’ best film of the year for LA Film Critics

NEW YORK --- The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama «Roma» best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors. Cuaron's black-and-white film, a Netflix rel
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‘Roma’ best film of the year for LA Film Critics

NEW YORK --- The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama «Roma» best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors. Cuaron's black-and-white film, a Netflix release, has been cleaning up many of the top prizes of awards season. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and likewise topped the New York Film Critics Circle. «Roma» is widely expected to land Netflix its first best-picture nomination at the Academy Awards. The Los Angeles critics, which announced their awards on Twitter, also awarded best cinematography to Cuaron. But it notably deviated from the «Roma» drumbeat in the directin...Keep on reading: ‘Roma’ best film of the year for LA Film Critics

Driver finds mom’s body in pool of blood in Navotas

MANILA, Philippines --- A pedicab driver found his lifeless mother in a pool of blood inside their house in Navotas City before dawn Monday. Police said Mark Joseph Mulingtapang found the bullet-riddled body of his 39-year-old mother, Daisy Bautista, when
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Driver finds mom’s body in pool of blood in Navotas

MANILA, Philippines --- A pedicab driver found his lifeless mother in a pool of blood inside their house in Navotas City before dawn Monday. Police said Mark Joseph Mulingtapang found the bullet-riddled body of his 39-year-old mother, Daisy Bautista, when he went home to Barangay San Roque at 3:50 a.m. Mulingtapang reported the incident to the police, who processed the crime scene at about 5 a.m., the Northern Police District reported. Police found six spent shells and two deformed bullets at the crime scene. Bautista died from multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of her body, according to the police. Her body was brought to a funeral home for autopsy. Police hav...Keep on reading: Driver finds mom’s body in pool of blood in Navotas

Amsterdam removes iconic ‘I Amsterdam’ sign due to overcrowding

The city of Amsterdam has removed one of their most popular attractions for selfie-snapping tourists, the «I Amsterdam» letters erected in the city's museum district, due to overcrowding. If you follow travel influencers on Instagram, you're su
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Amsterdam removes iconic ‘I Amsterdam’ sign due to overcrowding

The city of Amsterdam has removed one of their most popular attractions for selfie-snapping tourists, the «I Amsterdam» letters erected in the city's museum district, due to overcrowding. If you follow travel influencers on Instagram, you're sure to have seen it: the iconic «I Amsterdam» letters in front of the picturesque Rijksmuseum, an Instagram-worthy shot of old versus new. But overcrowding and congestion have driven officials to remove one of their most popular attractions, which will instead pop up around the city to highlight lesser-known areas instead. It's a smart strategy against overtourism, and one advocated recently in the United Nations World Tourism Organizat...Keep on reading: Amsterdam removes iconic ‘I Amsterdam’ sign due to overcrowding

Duterte forms nat’l task force to end local communism

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has created a national task force to end local communist armed conflict in the Philippines. Duterte signed on December 4 Executive Order No. 70, which copy was only made available to the media on Monday.
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Duterte forms nat’l task force to end local communism

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has created a national task force to end local communist armed conflict in the Philippines. Duterte signed on December 4 Executive Order No. 70, which copy was only made available to the media on Monday. Under the EO, Duterte directed the adoption of a national peace framework to attain «inclusive and sustainable peace» in the country. Duterte will be the chair of the task force while secretaries of different government agencies will be his vice-chair. /kga ...Keep on reading: Duterte forms nat’l task force to end local communism

Trillanes posts bail in Pasay for libel cases filed by Paolo Duterte

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday secured temporary freedom after posting P96,000 bail before the Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) for libel filed by former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. The Davao City RTC Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconcel-
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Trillanes posts bail in Pasay for libel cases filed by Paolo Duterte

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday secured temporary freedom after posting P96,000 bail before the Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) for libel filed by former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. The Davao City RTC Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang issued four warrants of arrest last Dec. 7 against the senator. The judge set bail at P24,000 for each libel case --- or a total of P96,000 --- for Trillanes' temporary freedom. READ:Trillanes gets 4 warrants of arrest Trillanes earlier said he was to turn himself in to authorities but decided to post bail on Monday. The senator also argued that under the 1987 Constitution he was immune from arrest for of...Keep on reading: Trillanes posts bail in Pasay for libel cases filed by Paolo Duterte

Mika Dela Cruz shares journey to self-love as she turns 20

MANILA, Philippines --- It wasn't easy for Mika Dela Cruz to find and love herself, but she eventually did. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrK5sXGlkHP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link As the teen actress turned 20 on Sunday, Dec. 9, she shared in her Instagra
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Mika Dela Cruz shares journey to self-love as she turns 20

MANILA, Philippines --- It wasn't easy for Mika Dela Cruz to find and love herself, but she eventually did. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrK5sXGlkHP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link As the teen actress turned 20 on Sunday, Dec. 9, she shared in her Instagram account how she made 2018 a year to know and understand herself more. Dela Cruz revealed how badly she started her year: «Nagsimula yung taon na sobrang wasak at nasa pinakailalim ako. Sobrang damaged ang self-esteem ko.» «Naging malabo sa akin ang salitang self worth at self love. Basta tungkol sa sarili ko, sobrang 'lost' ako at di ko alam kung papaano,» she added. Although she focused on improving herself, she still foun...Keep on reading: Mika Dela Cruz shares journey to self-love as she turns 20

It’s a go for Yap’s trial at Sandiganbayan

The Sandiganbayan will proceed with the trial of former Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap, now a Bohol representative, in connection with an employee car plan deemed disadvantageous to the government. In a 32-page resolution dated Dec. 5, the court's Sixth
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It’s a go for Yap’s trial at Sandiganbayan

The Sandiganbayan will proceed with the trial of former Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap, now a Bohol representative, in connection with an employee car plan deemed disadvantageous to the government. In a 32-page resolution dated Dec. 5, the court's Sixth Division denied Yap's motion to quash and affirmed that the elements of valid graft charges were sufficiently stated to warrant a full-blown trial. The cases stemmed from the approval of a car plan, which, from 2008 to 2009, allowed 10 Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) employees to use the agency's funds to secure personal loans they obtained from the Philippine National Bank (PNB). Yap argued that he was absent dur...Keep on reading: It’s a go for Yap’s trial at Sandiganbayan

War booty: Balangiga bells arrive Tuesday

The three Balangiga bells, which were taken away as war booty by American soldiers during the Filipino-American War some 117 years ago, will be finally returned on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to lead the handover of the historic bells.
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War booty: Balangiga bells arrive Tuesday

The three Balangiga bells, which were taken away as war booty by American soldiers during the Filipino-American War some 117 years ago, will be finally returned on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to lead the handover of the historic bells. All three bells, now in the US territory of Guam, will be flown on Dec. 11 to Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, and on Dec. 15, to Balangiga. ---DJ Yap...Keep on reading: War booty: Balangiga bells arrive Tuesday

Trillanes gets 4 warrants of arrest

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Sunday confirmed that it had received not just one but four warrants of arrest against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV issued by Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang of the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 5
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Trillanes gets 4 warrants of arrest

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Sunday confirmed that it had received not just one but four warrants of arrest against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV issued by Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang of the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 54 on Dec. 7. But NCRPO Director Guillermo Eleazar assured the public that his men would not arrest Trillanes even with the arrest warrant for libel charges filed by the President's son, former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, after the senator linked him to illegal drug smuggling. Immunity from arrest Eleazar said the NCRPO would abide by the senator's constitutional privilege that granted him immunity from arrest for of...Keep on reading: Trillanes gets 4 warrants of arrest

AFP confident martial law will be extended in Mindanao

The Armed Forces of the Philippines expressed confidence on Sunday that it could convince Congress to approve a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Noting a 38-percent downtrend in crime in the region, the AFP maintained that Mindanao residents
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AFP confident martial law will be extended in Mindanao

The Armed Forces of the Philippines expressed confidence on Sunday that it could convince Congress to approve a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Noting a 38-percent downtrend in crime in the region, the AFP maintained that Mindanao residents were satisfied with the implementation of martial law and wanted it extended. 'Relatively peaceful' In a radio interview, Col. Noel Detoyato, chief of the AFP public affairs office (PAO) said most parts of Mindanao have been «relatively peaceful» with martial law in effect over the region. Detoyato pointed out that the AFP had prepared its report to Congress for the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. "Actually...Keep on reading: AFP confident martial law will be extended in Mindanao

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