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Duterte’s anti-scalawag unit eyes ‘tokhang’ on errant cops

«Bakit hindi rin natin siguro subukang tokhangin itong mga kasamahan nating mga pulis na napasama sa watchlist,» CITF chief Police Senior Superintendent Romeo Caramat Jr. said. «Subukan nating makiusap na tigilan na ang kanilang mga gawain a

3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A «violent tornado» touched down in Jefferson City, causing heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped
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3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A «violent tornado» touched down in Jefferson City, causing heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes.   The service reported that a «confirmed large and destructive tornado» was observed over Jefferson City at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday, moving northeast at 40 mph (64 kph). The capital city has a population of about 40,000 and is located about 130 miles (209 kilometers) west of St. Louis.   "Across the state, Missouri's first responders once again responded quickly and with strong coordination as m...Keep on reading: 3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital

China undergoes ‘patriotic education’ to win Women’s World Cup

  China's Women's World Cup football team swapped the training pitch for the classroom to beef up its political knowledge and reinforce its dedication to the communist-ruled country. In a step that is unlikely to be replicated by their rivals at ne
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China undergoes ‘patriotic education’ to win Women’s World Cup

  China's Women's World Cup football team swapped the training pitch for the classroom to beef up its political knowledge and reinforce its dedication to the communist-ruled country. In a step that is unlikely to be replicated by their rivals at next month's tournament in France, the whole squad sat down for a series of lectures dubbed «Motherland in My Heart». Whether it helps China beat European heavyweights Germany in their World Cup opener on June 8 is debatable, but captain Wu Haiyan said: «Patriotic education is of great significance to us who are going to play for our country.» The Chinese Football Association (CFA), the governing body, hailed it as essential ...Keep on reading: China undergoes ‘patriotic education’ to win Women’s World Cup

PCG, BFAR intercept P3.24M worth of ‘blasted’ fish in Palawan

MANILA, Philippines --- Over P3 million worth of illegally caught fish was intercepted in Palawan, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Thursday. The PCG and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Law Enforcement 4-A seized fish tubs contain
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PCG, BFAR intercept P3.24M worth of ‘blasted’ fish in Palawan

MANILA, Philippines --- Over P3 million worth of illegally caught fish was intercepted in Palawan, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Thursday. The PCG and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Law Enforcement 4-A seized fish tubs containing blasted fish and other marine species believed to be endangered last May 20. The PCG said the fish tubs were on board a cargo vessel named Merchant Vessel Alejandra bound for Manila from Linapacan in Palawan. Upon checking, the PCG and BFAR found that 79 of the 162 fish tubs in the vessel contained positive blasted fish with an estimated market value of P3.24 million. A fish tub containing endangered species such...Keep on reading: PCG, BFAR intercept P3.24M worth of ‘blasted’ fish in Palawan

‘Shabu’ worth P800K seized in QC

MANILA, Philippines --- A salon owner and his staff and driver landed behind bars on Thursday after the Quezon City police caught them in possession of more than P800,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth). The Batasan police station arrested Johairah Wali, 33
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‘Shabu’ worth P800K seized in QC

MANILA, Philippines --- A salon owner and his staff and driver landed behind bars on Thursday after the Quezon City police caught them in possession of more than P800,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth). The Batasan police station arrested Johairah Wali, 33; Edgar De Asis, 30; and Ernelito Reyes, 46; in a fast food chain on Commonwealth Avenue in front of Ever Gotesco Mall in Barangay Batasan Hills at 4 p.m. Police said suspects sold P1,000 worth of shabu to a police officer posing as a buyer inside the fast food chain. Members of the Batasan Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) arrested the suspects and seized 125 grams of shabu valued at P820,000. Lt. Col. Joel Vil...Keep on reading: ‘Shabu’ worth P800K seized in QC

China says door open to trade talks, but slams tech controls

BEIJING --- China held the door open to resuming talks in the tariff war with Washington on Thursday, but lashed out at limits on access to key technologies that it said might hurt global supply chains. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China hopes t
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China says door open to trade talks, but slams tech controls

BEIJING --- China held the door open to resuming talks in the tariff war with Washington on Thursday, but lashed out at limits on access to key technologies that it said might hurt global supply chains. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China hopes to restart the talks that broke down earlier this month after the US hiked tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports, but only if the conditions are deemed fair. «China is open to the door of dialogue, but sincerity is indispensable to make a consultation meaningful,» Lu said at regularly scheduled briefing. «A mutually beneficial agreement must be based on mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.» The world's two large...Keep on reading: China says door open to trade talks, but slams tech controls

Former Customs official, bogus broker arrested for extortion

A former top official of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and an alleged bogus customs broker were arrested by joint operatives of the Customs Intelligence Group (CIG) and the National Bureau…READ The post Former Customs official, bogus broker arrested for
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Former Customs official, bogus broker arrested for extortion

A former top official of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and an alleged bogus customs broker were arrested by joint operatives of the Customs Intelligence Group (CIG) and the National Bureau…READ The post Former Customs official, bogus broker arrested for extortion appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Bangko Sentral trims small banks’ reserve requirement ratio

THE central bank has trimmed small banks’ reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on Thursday, with monetary authorities ordering a total of 300-basis-points (bps) reduction on the liquidity-mopping tool. “This morning, the Monetary…READ The post Bangko Se
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Bangko Sentral trims small banks’ reserve requirement ratio

THE central bank has trimmed small banks’ reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on Thursday, with monetary authorities ordering a total of 300-basis-points (bps) reduction on the liquidity-mopping tool. “This morning, the Monetary…READ The post Bangko Sentral trims small banks’ reserve requirement ratio appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

JAKARTA: Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over…READ The post Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post
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Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

JAKARTA: Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over…READ The post Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Trash to be shipped back by end of June, says Canada

MANILA, Philippines --- The tons of garbage illegally dumped in the Philippines several years ago will be completely shipped back to Canada by the end of June, the Canadian government said Thursday.   In a statement, Canada's Minister of Environmen
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Trash to be shipped back by end of June, says Canada

MANILA, Philippines --- The tons of garbage illegally dumped in the Philippines several years ago will be completely shipped back to Canada by the end of June, the Canadian government said Thursday.   In a statement, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna said that the Canadian government has awarded a contract to Bollor Logistics Canada to safely bring the waste back to that country «as soon as possible.»   «The company will begin preparation for shipping in the coming days. The removal will be complete by the end of June, as the waste must be safely treated to meet Canadian safety and health requirements,» the Canadian government...Keep on reading: Trash to be shipped back by end of June, says Canada

Goodbye, Compostella Valley. Hello, Davao de Oro

    MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law renaming the province of Compostella Valley to Davao de Oro. Duterte signed Republic Act 11297 on April 17 but was released only to the media on Thursday. «The re
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Goodbye, Compostella Valley. Hello, Davao de Oro

    MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law renaming the province of Compostella Valley to Davao de Oro. Duterte signed Republic Act 11297 on April 17 but was released only to the media on Thursday. «The renaming of the Province of Compostella Valley as the Province of Davao de Oro shall be subject to ratification by a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters in a plebiscite to be conducted on the present Province of Compostella Valley,» the new law read. Compostela Valley Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy earlier said they wanted to rename their province as it is the only province in the Davao Region that does not bear the name «Davao.»...Keep on reading: Goodbye, Compostella Valley. Hello, Davao de Oro

‘Hot money’ net inflows drop 97% in Jan-April

        MANILA, Philippines--More short-term investments fled the Philippines than those that entered it for the second month in a row --- a phenomenon that regulators attributed to the delayed approval of the national budget,
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‘Hot money’ net inflows drop 97% in Jan-April

        MANILA, Philippines--More short-term investments fled the Philippines than those that entered it for the second month in a row --- a phenomenon that regulators attributed to the delayed approval of the national budget, as well as economic jitters in the aftermath of last month's strong earthquake. In a statement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said that registered foreign portfolio investment transactions for the month of April yielded net outflows of $299 million, resulting from gross outflows of $1.3 billion and gross inflows of $990 million. This follows similar net outflows of $739 million in March, which contributed to the year-to...Keep on reading: ‘Hot money’ net inflows drop 97% in Jan-April

MMDA to look into possible ‘window hours’ for provincial buses on Edsa

MANILA, Philippines --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is looking into the possibility of allowing «window hours» for provincial buses along Edsa. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said on Thursday that he will propose the
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MMDA to look into possible ‘window hours’ for provincial buses on Edsa

MANILA, Philippines --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is looking into the possibility of allowing «window hours» for provincial buses along Edsa. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said on Thursday that he will propose the idea to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that provincial buses be allowed to enter Edsa from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. «I'm going to suggest this to LTFRB, baka pwede from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., pwedeng papasukin 'yang provincial bus sa Edsa,» Garcia said in a press conference in Makati City. He pointed out that some provincial buses arrive in Metro Manila at that time when the traffic is not yet heavy. "Ang reason, ...Keep on reading: MMDA to look into possible ‘window hours’ for provincial buses on Edsa

Filoil: JRU snaps 3-game skid, tops EAC

MANILA, Philippines---Jose Rizal University notched its first win after beating Emilio Aguinaldo College, 84-79, in Group B of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Thursday at the competition's namesake arena in San Juan. The Heavy Bombers snapped their three
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Filoil: JRU snaps 3-game skid, tops EAC

MANILA, Philippines---Jose Rizal University notched its first win after beating Emilio Aguinaldo College, 84-79, in Group B of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Thursday at the competition's namesake arena in San Juan. The Heavy Bombers snapped their three-game slide to get to a 1-3 record, tying the Generals for the seventh spot. Agem Miranda lit up for 25 points while tallying four steals to lead JRU while Louise Delos Santos and Ry Dela Rosa had 16 and 14 points, respectively. JRU head coach Louie Gonzalez said he didn't expect this kind of win from his team especially with the Heavy Bombers going into a transition period. "I never thought that we could pull this kind ...Keep on reading: Filoil: JRU snaps 3-game skid, tops EAC

Cardema says FB ‘job description’ update was due to excitement

  MANILA, Philippines --- Former National Youth Commissioner (NYC) and Duterte Youth party-list chair Ronald Cardema said he was «just excited» when he claimed in his Facebook account that he is an «incoming congressman.» &n
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Cardema says FB ‘job description’ update was due to excitement

  MANILA, Philippines --- Former National Youth Commissioner (NYC) and Duterte Youth party-list chair Ronald Cardema said he was «just excited» when he claimed in his Facebook account that he is an «incoming congressman.»   «Wala 'yon talaga, medyo excited, gusto lang din natin dahil syempre, nag-aantay ang mga supporters natin sa Duterte Youth kung ano ang magiging resulta. Kailangan mo rin ng pampalakas sa loob nila, kaya natin nilagay 'yon,» Cardema said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Thursday.   «Walang basis talaga 'yon sir, totoo, hindi natin alam talaga na magiging congressman-elect tayo,» he added.   Recently, Cardema drew fl...Keep on reading: Cardema says FB ‘job description’ update was due to excitement

Julia Barretto recalls not being taken seriously during ‘Darna’ audition

Actress Julia Barretto, in a revelation to television host Boy Abunda that surfaced early this May, was not taken seriously during her «Darna» audition. Barretto was willing to go all out during her audition and was ready to answer questions, sh
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Julia Barretto recalls not being taken seriously during ‘Darna’ audition

Actress Julia Barretto, in a revelation to television host Boy Abunda that surfaced early this May, was not taken seriously during her «Darna» audition. Barretto was willing to go all out during her audition and was ready to answer questions, shout «Darna!» and don the iconic costume if need be, as per her uncut «Tonight with Boy Abunda» interview uploaded on May 20. «Seseryosohin ko talaga sana Tito Boy, real talk. I really went, kasi akala ko 'game,'» said Barretto. «Kasi nakita ko may pila talaga, all the works for an audition, so I went there. I was ready to be asked questions and to shout it if asked or hubad if they needed, okay lang, but they were laughing.» (I was really ...Keep on reading: Julia Barretto recalls not being taken seriously during ‘Darna’ audition

Lacson: Senate may probe ‘Bikoy’s’ new claims if backed by evidence

  MANILA, Philippines--- Senator Panfilo Lacson may again consider conducting a Senate inquiry on Peter Joemel Advincula's new allegations if the latter could present sufficient proof to back his claims.   «If he (Advincula) shows suf
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Lacson: Senate may probe ‘Bikoy’s’ new claims if backed by evidence

  MANILA, Philippines--- Senator Panfilo Lacson may again consider conducting a Senate inquiry on Peter Joemel Advincula's new allegations if the latter could present sufficient proof to back his claims.   «If he (Advincula) shows sufficient proof or evidence to back his new allegations, maybe,» Lacson said in a text message on Thursday.   As chairman of the Senate committee on public order, Lacson earlier called a hearing when Advincula first surfaced claiming to be «Bikoy,» the hooded man in the «AngTotoong Narcolist» videos.   In the videos, Bikoy linked President Rodrigo Duterte's relatives and allies to the illegal drug trade.   Bu...Keep on reading: Lacson: Senate may probe ‘Bikoy’s’ new claims if backed by evidence

Council of Europe explores AI to reshape prisons

  NICOSIA -- From monitoring inmates on suicide watch to detecting cryptic messages in phone calls, artificial intelligence is reshaping the way prisons are run, a Council of Europe director said Wednesday. «Artificial intelligence and digita
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Council of Europe explores AI to reshape prisons

  NICOSIA -- From monitoring inmates on suicide watch to detecting cryptic messages in phone calls, artificial intelligence is reshaping the way prisons are run, a Council of Europe director said Wednesday. «Artificial intelligence and digital technology are not only here to stay, but can also help in offender management,» said Jan Kleijssen, director of the council's department dealing with crime and information society. At the close of an annual conference of prison and probation directors from across the 47-member state alliance, he rolled off a series of pilots underway in countries such as Belgium, Britain and the Netherlands.   RELATED TOPICS Microso...Keep on reading: Council of Europe explores AI to reshape prisons

5 drug suspects found dead inside Bulacan ‘drug den’

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN -- Five drug suspects were killed by unidentified assailants in a village here on Thursday. Bulacan Police Director Col. Chito Bersaluna said a certain Juliet Fernandez and four others were found dead inside a suspected
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5 drug suspects found dead inside Bulacan ‘drug den’

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN -- Five drug suspects were killed by unidentified assailants in a village here on Thursday. Bulacan Police Director Col. Chito Bersaluna said a certain Juliet Fernandez and four others were found dead inside a suspected drug den in Purok 4, Barangay San Pedro here about 6 a.m. Bersaluna said a neighbor found the victims' bodies with gunshot wounds inside the living room of a house. An investigation showed that the house has been reportedly used as a drug den of several drug personalities in the area. Bersaluna said they were looking at a case of double-crossing among drug dealers. Col. Orlando Castil, chief of San Jose del Monte Police, ...Keep on reading: 5 drug suspects found dead inside Bulacan ‘drug den’

Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo headline NBA All-Defensive teams

NEW YORK --- Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team. Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team tha
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Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo headline NBA All-Defensive teams

NEW YORK --- Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team. Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday. Gobert finished with 97 first-team points and 196 points, giving the Utah center his third straight first-team selection. George had 96 first-team votes and 195 points, followed by Antetokounmpo (94, 193). Smart and Bledsoe both earned their first All-Defensive team selections. The second team included Golden State's Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, who earned his first selection. They were j...Keep on reading: Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo headline NBA All-Defensive teams

FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino's hopes of expanding
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FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino's hopes of expanding the Middle East's first World Cup in the region were stymied by the regional diplomatic crisis and the governing body's demands on host nations to adhere to its human and labor rights requirements. That means the World Cup will not be expanded until 2026, with FIFA already having approved a format with 48 teams for that tournament in the United States, Canada and Mexico. A meeting of the FIFA Council in March authorized Infant...Keep on reading: FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

Elections done, end the bickering — Gatchalian

    MANILA, Philippines --- Now that the elections are over, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday called for an end to the bickering.   He issued the remark a day after 12 newly-elected senators were proclaimed.   READ
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Elections done, end the bickering — Gatchalian

    MANILA, Philippines --- Now that the elections are over, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday called for an end to the bickering.   He issued the remark a day after 12 newly-elected senators were proclaimed.   READ: 5 reelectionists, 4 new faces, 3 returning proclaimed senators     «Let us set aside our political differences for the sake of the people,» Gatchalian said in a statement.   «Tapos na ang eleksyon kaya dapat tapos na rin ang bangayan,» he added.   The senator said it is time to «move forward» and «focus on the nation.»   Congratulating the 12 new senators, Gatchalian said he is "lo...Keep on reading: Elections done, end the bickering — Gatchalian

‘Bikoy’ says claims in videos are lies, tags LP, Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines --- Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claims to be «Bikoy,» revealed on Thursday that the narcolist videos were orchestrated by the Liberal Party and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.   «Ito ay pawang orchestrate
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‘Bikoy’ says claims in videos are lies, tags LP, Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines --- Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claims to be «Bikoy,» revealed on Thursday that the narcolist videos were orchestrated by the Liberal Party and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.   «Ito ay pawang orchestrated lamang ng Liberal Party under the handling of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV,» Advincula said in a press briefing at Camp Crame.   Advincula surrendered on Wednesday night to the Northern Police District.(Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)...Keep on reading: ‘Bikoy’ says claims in videos are lies, tags LP, Trillanes

‘Bikoy’: Entire ‘Ang Totoong Narcolist’ was not true, LP was mastermind

    MANILA, Philippines --- Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claimed he was the «Bikoy» of the «Ang Totoong Narcolist» videos, claimed that the allegations he earlier made against the relatives and allies of Presiden
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‘Bikoy’: Entire ‘Ang Totoong Narcolist’ was not true, LP was mastermind

    MANILA, Philippines --- Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claimed he was the «Bikoy» of the «Ang Totoong Narcolist» videos, claimed that the allegations he earlier made against the relatives and allies of President Rodrigo Duterte were not true.   According to Advincula, who is now under the custody of the Philippine National Police, said the video series was an effort to discredit administration candidates, including former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and now senator-elect Christopher «Bong» Go.   Advincula added that key members of the Liberal Party (LP), including Senator Risa Hontiveros, Senator Leila de Lima, and opposition-al...Keep on reading: ‘Bikoy’: Entire ‘Ang Totoong Narcolist’ was not true, LP was mastermind

Peter ‘Bikoy’ Advincula in police custody — report

MANILA, Philippines --- Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claims to be «Bikoy» and the one behind the «Ang Totoong Narcolist» videos, is now in police custody.   Advincula supposedly surrendered to the Northern Police Dist
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Peter ‘Bikoy’ Advincula in police custody — report

MANILA, Philippines --- Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claims to be «Bikoy» and the one behind the «Ang Totoong Narcolist» videos, is now in police custody.   Advincula supposedly surrendered to the Northern Police District (NPD) Wednesday night, according to reports from dzMM on Thursday.   He will be presented in a press briefing later at the PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame.   Recently, Advincula surfaced and claimed that he was the «Bikoy» who accused close relatives and allies of President Rodrigo Duterte as those involved in the drug trade. He said he surfaced after months of hiding due to threats to his life. (Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)...Keep on reading: Peter ‘Bikoy’ Advincula in police custody — report

Freshen up with pineapple juice—straight from the fruit

On these hot summer days, nothing is more refreshing than a tall glass of ice-cold fresh fruit juice. The key here is fresh---straight from the fruit, not from the can. It's easier to make fresh fruit juice than you think---but first you have to peel and s
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Freshen up with pineapple juice—straight from the fruit

On these hot summer days, nothing is more refreshing than a tall glass of ice-cold fresh fruit juice. The key here is fresh---straight from the fruit, not from the can. It's easier to make fresh fruit juice than you think---but first you have to peel and slice the fruit, which can be rather challenging. To make fresh pineapple juice, for instance, you have to handle its rough and spiky exterior, not to mention its prickly crown. Experts tell us that the best way to peel a fresh pineapple is to cut off the crown first with a very sharp knife. Then slice off part of the bottom to create a base that will allow the pineapple to stand firmly on a cutting board. Holding the top of ...Keep on reading: Freshen up with pineapple juice—straight from the fruit

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

SALEM, Oregon --- Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn't just submit a couple of the devices -- he delivered in per
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Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

SALEM, Oregon --- Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn't just submit a couple of the devices -- he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them. Apple responded by sending almost 1,500 replacement iPhones, each with an approximate resale value of $600. But the devices that Quan Jiang sent Apple were fake. Jiang, 30, a former engineering student at a community college in Albany, Oregon, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to trafficking in counterfeit goods, the U.S. Attorney's office in Portland announced. Th...Keep on reading: Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

Rob Pengson’s comeback story

  The last time I saw Rob Pengson, he was still at the helm of The Goose Station, where we collaborated on a menu inspired by the life and death of Jose Rizal. The Goose Station was one of the first degustation restaurants in the Philippines (hence
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Rob Pengson’s comeback story

  The last time I saw Rob Pengson, he was still at the helm of The Goose Station, where we collaborated on a menu inspired by the life and death of Jose Rizal. The Goose Station was one of the first degustation restaurants in the Philippines (hence, the name), and one of the few brave, independent fine-dining restaurants here in the years when spherification and liquid nitrogen were all the rage. It's easy to speculate on why a restaurant might have closed--- perhaps it was ahead of its time, or its location was remote and inaccessible, or there was some internal problem that the public was not privy to. All we know is that The Goose Station closed its doors for the las...Keep on reading: Rob Pengson’s comeback story

YouTuber’s viral video puts Merkel’s party on defensive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y1lZQsyuSQ BERLIN --- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democrats are hitting back at a YouTube star's viral video attacking the party's stance on climate change and social inequality. The YouTuber
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YouTuber’s viral video puts Merkel’s party on defensive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y1lZQsyuSQ BERLIN --- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democrats are hitting back at a YouTube star's viral video attacking the party's stance on climate change and social inequality. The YouTuber, who goes by the online moniker Rezo, posted an expletive-laden rant replete with footnotes on Saturday and it's since racked up more than 3.2 million views. Thevideo, which also takes aim at the center-left Social Democrats and the far-right Alternative for Germany, comes as parties campaign for European Parliament elections Sunday. In an interview published Wednesday by Germany's RND media group the general-secretary of Merk...Keep on reading: YouTuber’s viral video puts Merkel’s party on defensive

One billion year old fungi found is Earth’s oldest

PARIS, France -- Scientists have unearthed fossilized fungi dating back up to one billion years, in a discovery that could reshape our understanding of how life on land evolved, research showed Wednesday. For decades, the earliest known fungi -- organisms
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One billion year old fungi found is Earth’s oldest

PARIS, France -- Scientists have unearthed fossilized fungi dating back up to one billion years, in a discovery that could reshape our understanding of how life on land evolved, research showed Wednesday. For decades, the earliest known fungi -- organisms such as mushrooms, mold and yeast -- was thought to have appeared on earth around half a billion years ago. But recent fossil specimens unearthed in Canada and analyzed using the latest dating technology appear to push back fungi's arrival to the earliest reaches of life on land. Corentin Loron, a PhD student from the University of Liege, Belgium, and colleagues examined the microfossils to determine the chemical compositio...Keep on reading: One billion year old fungi found is Earth’s oldest

DA wants 300,000 MT corn imports

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing for the importation of 300,000 metric tons (MT) of corn amid a supply shortfall and as it expects the local hog and poultry…READ The post DA wants 300,000 MT corn imports appeared first on The Manila Times O
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DA wants 300,000 MT corn imports

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing for the importation of 300,000 metric tons (MT) of corn amid a supply shortfall and as it expects the local hog and poultry…READ The post DA wants 300,000 MT corn imports appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Small gold miners to enjoy tax perks

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that seeks to strengthen the country’s gross international reserves (GIR) by offering tax incentives to local small-scale miners, a move welcomed…READ The post Small gold miners to enjoy tax perks a
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Small gold miners to enjoy tax perks

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that seeks to strengthen the country’s gross international reserves (GIR) by offering tax incentives to local small-scale miners, a move welcomed…READ The post Small gold miners to enjoy tax perks appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Fitch lowers growth forecast for PH to 5.9%

Sun Life maintains economic growth outlook at 6.4% FITCH Solutions has trimmed its 2019 Philippine economic growth forecast to 5.9 percent, citing the lower-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) expansion in…READ The post Fitch lowers growth foreca
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Fitch lowers growth forecast for PH to 5.9%

Sun Life maintains economic growth outlook at 6.4% FITCH Solutions has trimmed its 2019 Philippine economic growth forecast to 5.9 percent, citing the lower-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) expansion in…READ The post Fitch lowers growth forecast for PH to 5.9% appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Alex Compton finds no excuse for Aces’ ‘horrible’ game in loss to NorthPort

ANTIPOLO CITY---Frustrations nearly left Alaska head coach Alex, usually a man of words, speechless after his Aces suffered a 103-81 loss to NorthPort in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Wednesday at Ynares Center here. Compton offered no excuse about what he th
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Alex Compton finds no excuse for Aces’ ‘horrible’ game in loss to NorthPort

ANTIPOLO CITY---Frustrations nearly left Alaska head coach Alex, usually a man of words, speechless after his Aces suffered a 103-81 loss to NorthPort in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Wednesday at Ynares Center here. Compton offered no excuse about what he thought was a horrible showing from his team in the loss to Batang Pier, sending them 1-1 early in the conference. «It was a horrible game, there were basic ball screen breakdowns, and I think we went 10-for-24 from the line,» said Compton. «I don't know what happened, we didn't have a hard practice, I find no excuse for that.» READ: PBA: Even without Stanely Pringle, NorthPort dominates Alaska When asked what he told his ...Keep on reading: Alex Compton finds no excuse for Aces’ ‘horrible’ game in loss to NorthPort

My watch has ended

  Spoiler alert: If you have not yet seen the final season of the HBO series «Game of Thrones,» turn back now. However, if you don't care about the show at all, then you may proceed. By the end, it was about House Stark. From the looks
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My watch has ended

  Spoiler alert: If you have not yet seen the final season of the HBO series «Game of Thrones,» turn back now. However, if you don't care about the show at all, then you may proceed. By the end, it was about House Stark. From the looks of things, it always was. The first family we are introduced to on «Game of Thrones» is the Starks. Ned Stark (Sean Bean) is seen beheading a deserter from Castle Black, witnessed by his sons Robb (Richard Madden), bastard Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright). Bran is instructed not to look away. With only the smallest of flinches, he does as he's told. However, only minutes later, we discover that his sister Arya...Keep on reading: My watch has ended

Cannes brunch with Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Chlöe Sevigny

  CANNES, FRANCE---«Well, clearly the breakfast,» Tilda Swinton cracked when asked what she enjoys about attending the Cannes Film Festival. It was the morning after her zombie apocalypse comedy with Bill Murray and Chle Zevigny, «Th
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Cannes brunch with Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Chlöe Sevigny

  CANNES, FRANCE---«Well, clearly the breakfast,» Tilda Swinton cracked when asked what she enjoys about attending the Cannes Film Festival. It was the morning after her zombie apocalypse comedy with Bill Murray and Chle Zevigny, «The Dead Don't Die,» opened the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. It was good to watch the three actors eat breakfast bowls of scrambled eggs, sliced avocados, toasted bread and fruits with gusto, like ordinary human beings do. Bill, wearing a UPS cap, was seated on a wicker sofa between Tilda, striking in an all-white ensemble, and Chle, wearing sunglasses, tee and yellow miniskirt with white ruffles. They made for a very interesting trio at Nikki B...Keep on reading: Cannes brunch with Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Chlöe Sevigny

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