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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

Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft

MANILA, Philippines---Abu Tratter has had a long road to the PBA but he picked up some valuable knowledge along the way. After becoming a UAAP champion with De La Salle University, Tratter then made his way into the international scene when he was chosen t
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Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft

MANILA, Philippines---Abu Tratter has had a long road to the PBA but he picked up some valuable knowledge along the way. After becoming a UAAP champion with De La Salle University, Tratter then made his way into the international scene when he was chosen to be part of the Philippine national team pool that played in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier. Tratter was part of the Gilas squad that went up against the Australian national team losing 84-68 in Melbourne back in February of 2018. And it was in this international tour of duty that Tratter learned from PBA stars like Juner Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood. "I think it allowed me to kind of pick up some ideas and thoughts...Keep on reading: Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft

With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life

NEW YORK --- Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now --- in perhaps his most acclaimed film --- employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of th
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With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life

NEW YORK --- Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now --- in perhaps his most acclaimed film --- employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War. Jackson's «They Shall Not Grow Old» is the 57-year-old filmmaker's first documentary. Commissioned by Britain's Imperial War Museum to coincide with the centenary of the Armistice, Jackson assembled the film from more than 100 hours of footage from the front and 600 hours of audio interviews conducted in the 1960s with surviving British soldiers. In the course of the five-year project, Jackson restored the...Keep on reading: With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life

PNP chief orders tighter security for Simbang Gabi

MANILA, Philippines --- Director General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), ordered on Saturday tighter police security for the traditional Simbang Gabi, or Misa de Gallo. The traditional nine-day dawn Masses starts on Dec. 16
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PNP chief orders tighter security for Simbang Gabi

MANILA, Philippines --- Director General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), ordered on Saturday tighter police security for the traditional Simbang Gabi, or Misa de Gallo. The traditional nine-day dawn Masses starts on Dec. 16 and ends on Dec. 24, or Christmas Eve. Albayalde instructed all police regional directors to direct officers to enforce maximum police visibility around the churches nationwide. According to Albayalde, he would expect field commanders to do ground inspections in their areas to secure churchgoers. "This is an important Filipino tradition that we cannot afford to miss. We are prepared to address any security issue that can...Keep on reading: PNP chief orders tighter security for Simbang Gabi

Apple strikes deal to produce new ‘Peanuts’ content

LOS ANGELES --- Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the «Peanuts» crew will have a new home on Apple's streaming service. Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new «Peanuts» content. The global children's content and brands compan
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Apple strikes deal to produce new ‘Peanuts’ content

LOS ANGELES --- Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the «Peanuts» crew will have a new home on Apple's streaming service. Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new «Peanuts» content. The global children's content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters. «Peanuts» was created by Charles M. Schulz in 1950. DHX will produce original short-form STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content that will be exclusive to Apple, including astronaut Snoopy. Peanuts Worldwide and NASA recently signed a Space Act Agreement, designed to inspire a passion for space explo...Keep on reading: Apple strikes deal to produce new ‘Peanuts’ content

Nobody can claim sole credit for return of Balangiga bells – Duterte

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday reiterated that nobody could claim «singular credit» for the return of the historic Balangiga bells. «But nobody can claim a singular credit for the generous act of the America
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Nobody can claim sole credit for return of Balangiga bells – Duterte

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday reiterated that nobody could claim «singular credit» for the return of the historic Balangiga bells. «But nobody can claim a singular credit for the generous act of the Americans,» Duterte said in his speech during the turnover of the bells in Eastern Samar. The President added that the bells were returned «because of the fervent prayers of the entire Filipino nation.» Duterte also said the Americans and Filipinos must be credited for their efforts in returning the bells. «The bells are returned credit goes to American people and to Filipino people. Period,» he said. The historic bells were taken by American...Keep on reading: Nobody can claim sole credit for return of Balangiga bells – Duterte

Separate cash subsidy program for farmers, fishermen sought

Farmers and fishermen were not on lists of villages as beneficiaries of a cash subsidy program for the poorest of the poor, according to the governor of Ilocos Norte province.   Gov. Imee Marcos, in a statement, said the farmers and fishermen did n
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Separate cash subsidy program for farmers, fishermen sought

Farmers and fishermen were not on lists of villages as beneficiaries of a cash subsidy program for the poorest of the poor, according to the governor of Ilocos Norte province.   Gov. Imee Marcos, in a statement, said the farmers and fishermen did not make it to the list «even if they are the poorest of the poor.»   The government distributes cash subsidies to the poor through its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, or 4Ps.   Marcos, who is running for senator, said farmers and fishermen «are the most vulnerable» among the poor because of the effects of weather.   «No harvest, no catch, no income during storms,» Marcos said.   "S...Keep on reading: Separate cash subsidy program for farmers, fishermen sought

No credit grabber: Duterte corrects aide on bells’ return

President Rodrigo Duterte has acknowledged that the return of the Balangiga bells «[was] upon the demand of the Filipino people.»   «Let me be very clear on this here and now. The credit (for) the return of the Balangiga (bells) d
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No credit grabber: Duterte corrects aide on bells’ return

President Rodrigo Duterte has acknowledged that the return of the Balangiga bells «[was] upon the demand of the Filipino people.»   «Let me be very clear on this here and now. The credit (for) the return of the Balangiga (bells) does not belong to any worker or officials of government,» the President said, contradicting his spokesperson Salvador Panelo who earlier said that the bells' journey back to the country after 117 years was due to Mr. Duterte's «political will.»   «Nobody, but nobody, should ever claim success for (their return),» the President said on Thursday, stressing that the bells were the property of the Catholic Church.   War trophies ...Keep on reading: No credit grabber: Duterte corrects aide on bells’ return

ADB OKs $408M in Marawi funds

The board of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday gave the green light to a total of $408 million in loans and grants for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City.   The financing package, called Emergency As
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ADB OKs $408M in Marawi funds

The board of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday gave the green light to a total of $408 million in loans and grants for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City.   The financing package, called Emergency Assistance for Reconstruction and Recovery of Marawi, included two loans worth $400 million on top of $8 million in grants, ADB country director for the Philippines Kelly Bird told a press conference.   Bird said a $300-million quick disbursing loan would fund selected programs, projects and activities under the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (BMCRRP), which covers areas outside ground ze...Keep on reading: ADB OKs $408M in Marawi funds

Ombudsman to Jinggoy: Relax in PH, not HK

Ombudsman prosecutors have objected to plunder case accused Jinggoy Estrada's plea to relax in Hong Kong before the election campaign.   In a four-page opposition, the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) argued there was «no necessity or u
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Ombudsman to Jinggoy: Relax in PH, not HK

Ombudsman prosecutors have objected to plunder case accused Jinggoy Estrada's plea to relax in Hong Kong before the election campaign.   In a four-page opposition, the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) argued there was «no necessity or urgency for the travel» requested by Estrada because «he can better spend his holidays here.»   «Indeed, celebrating the holidays in the Philippines is more fun than anywhere else,» the prosecution said.   The OSP said the right of an accused to travel was «not absolute» and was «subject to the usual restraints.»   The prosecution added that Estrada failed to submit a travel itinerary and provide any tel...Keep on reading: Ombudsman to Jinggoy: Relax in PH, not HK

#YOUthVoice through art

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com In To be You, aside from the written word, art has become a medium for young people to express themselves, and it's strong enough to convey their thoughts, ideals and co
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#YOUthVoice through art

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com In To be You, aside from the written word, art has become a medium for young people to express themselves, and it's strong enough to convey their thoughts, ideals and convictions. As we celebrate the Inquirer's 33rd year this month, we compiled a series of artworks made by our student artists, representing key moments and issues in recent times--- from mental health and the death of comic-book icon Stan Lee, to the Marawi siege and Harry Potter.                      ...Keep on reading: #YOUthVoice through art

PH’s 2018 dollar outflow blows through BSP’s worst-case forecast

  The amount of dollars spent by the Philippines will outstrip its total dollars earnings by a significantly higher gap this year than government planners' already pessimistic projections, the latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas revealed
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PH’s 2018 dollar outflow blows through BSP’s worst-case forecast

  The amount of dollars spent by the Philippines will outstrip its total dollars earnings by a significantly higher gap this year than government planners' already pessimistic projections, the latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas revealed on Friday.   In a press briefing, BSP officials said that they expect the country's balance of payments ---the aggregate net value of all transactions between the local economy and the rest of the world---to end 2018 at a deficit of $5.5 billion.   This marks a 266-percent increase in the expected net dollar outflows from the $1.5-billion yearend deficit the central bank projected just six months ago which was, ...Keep on reading: PH’s 2018 dollar outflow blows through BSP’s worst-case forecast

Senate may scrap metro CCTV project

There's a «big chance» the Senate may scrap funding for a China-assisted P20-billion project that would install a video surveillance system in Metro Manila and Davao City unless officials can satisfactorily answer questions about its security thre
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Senate may scrap metro CCTV project

There's a «big chance» the Senate may scrap funding for a China-assisted P20-billion project that would install a video surveillance system in Metro Manila and Davao City unless officials can satisfactorily answer questions about its security threats.   Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito, sponsor of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) budget, acknowledged Sen. Ralph Recto's concerns over the project to be operated by an affiliate of China Telecom, one of the firms in the consortium poised to become the country's third telco player.   «Some senators will introduce amendments [to the DILG budget],» he told reporters.   "If not satisfied ...Keep on reading: Senate may scrap metro CCTV project

On the cusp of a title

It came a game late, but Paul Lee's valedictory speech of a performance got Magnolia back in the groove and put the PBA Governors' Cup title within reach of the Hotshots.   Lee literally did everything in the waning seconds of Game 5 on Friday nigh
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On the cusp of a title

It came a game late, but Paul Lee's valedictory speech of a performance got Magnolia back in the groove and put the PBA Governors' Cup title within reach of the Hotshots.   Lee literally did everything in the waning seconds of Game 5 on Friday night---including shedding tears of joy on center court---after leading Magnolia to a 79-78 victory over Alaska at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao and a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven title series.   Struggling the entire Finals, Lee knocked down the marginal corner jumper with 1.3 seconds left that capped a string of heroic plays inside the last 30 seconds for the Hotshots, who also snapped a two-game losing streak and c...Keep on reading: On the cusp of a title

Neda: PH expected to weather 2019 woes

With the ambitious «Build, Build, Build» infrastructure program in full swing, the country's chief economist expects the Philippine economy to withstand looming global uncertainties.   «The government is making definite progress i
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Neda: PH expected to weather 2019 woes

With the ambitious «Build, Build, Build» infrastructure program in full swing, the country's chief economist expects the Philippine economy to withstand looming global uncertainties.   «The government is making definite progress in its massive infrastructure program, we all know as 'Build, Build, Build.' We are certain that the government's efforts will pay off and we will see improvements in the state of the country's infrastructure over the medium-term,» Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said in a statement.   Pernia, who heads the state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (Neda), said that as of November, 35 of the 75 flag...Keep on reading: Neda: PH expected to weather 2019 woes

Dr. Fe del Mundo, my life’s unsung hero

My mother suffered from eclampsia---resulting in convulsions brought about by high blood pressure---in the early stages of her pregnancy. I was the baby in her womb, and her condition deprived me of the oxygen and nutrients I needed. To avoid complications,
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Dr. Fe del Mundo, my life’s unsung hero

My mother suffered from eclampsia---resulting in convulsions brought about by high blood pressure---in the early stages of her pregnancy. I was the baby in her womb, and her condition deprived me of the oxygen and nutrients I needed. To avoid complications, I had to be taken out of her womb through Caesarean section eight weeks earlier than the due date.   I was the baby who held the record for the lowest birth weight in the hospital at that time. I weighed only 1,050 grams.   Due to my underdeveloped organs and body features, I had to be transferred immediately to the neonatal intensive care unit, where I spent weeks in an incubator.   Later on, in g...Keep on reading: Dr. Fe del Mundo, my life’s unsung hero

Pacquiao moves camp to GenSan

While his fellow lawmakers in both Houses of Congress stand to enjoy the Christmas recess, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao returns to the road and gym to resume training for his…READ The post Pacquiao moves camp to GenSan appeared first on The Manila Times O
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Pacquiao moves camp to GenSan

While his fellow lawmakers in both Houses of Congress stand to enjoy the Christmas recess, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao returns to the road and gym to resume training for his…READ The post Pacquiao moves camp to GenSan appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Economy to weather next year’s challenges

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is optimistic the Philippines will hurdle whatever challenges await it next year. “If 2018 has not been easy for us, 2019 will not…READ The post Economy to weather next year’s challenges appeare
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Economy to weather next year’s challenges

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is optimistic the Philippines will hurdle whatever challenges await it next year. “If 2018 has not been easy for us, 2019 will not…READ The post Economy to weather next year’s challenges appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit

The balance of payments deficit will widen significantly this year given the economy’s import requirements, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Friday. A higher current account deficit could lead to…READ The post BSP sees sharp rise i
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BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit

The balance of payments deficit will widen significantly this year given the economy’s import requirements, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Friday. A higher current account deficit could lead to…READ The post BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

What if you’re asked to sign a severance form at termination?

A separation or severance agreement or release is a contract between an employer and an employee who is about to leave the employer's employment. In a typical agreement, the employer agrees to give the employee additional compensation (the severance pay) in e
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What if you’re asked to sign a severance form at termination?

A separation or severance agreement or release is a contract between an employer and an employee who is about to leave the employer's employment. In a typical agreement, the employer agrees to give the employee additional compensation (the severance pay) in exchange for the outgoing employee's agreement not to sue the employer for any employment-related claims such as wrongful termination or back wages.   Employers are notrequired by law to provide any severance pay to their employees, regardless of whether the end of employment is due to a resignation, a firing, or a layoff. Even if an employee has worked for several years for the same employer, the employer is still not ...Keep on reading: What if you’re asked to sign a severance form at termination?

Sharp climb in Filipino graduation rates at University of Hawaii

HONOLULU -- The four-year graduation rates for Native Hawaiian and Filipino students at the University of Hawaii at Mnoa are at record highs, according to a university news release. From 2010 to 2018, the four-year graduation rates for first-time freshmen
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Sharp climb in Filipino graduation rates at University of Hawaii

HONOLULU -- The four-year graduation rates for Native Hawaiian and Filipino students at the University of Hawaii at Mnoa are at record highs, according to a university news release. From 2010 to 2018, the four-year graduation rates for first-time freshmen increased from 10.3 percent to 32.3 percent for Native Hawaiian students, and from 13.8 percent to 37.7 percent for Filipino students. The overall four-year graduation rate at UH Mnoa is now at an all-time high of 35.2 percent in 2018, a 1.2 percent increase from the record set in 2017 and 17.4 percent increase from 2010. "We are, of course, very proud of the steady climb of our overall four-year graduation rate and are con...Keep on reading: Sharp climb in Filipino graduation rates at University of Hawaii

Three years for Cohen, what should Trump get?

A week after a devastating memo dump, there's more jaw-dropping news about Donald Trump that could make him an unindicted co-conspirator. His fixer, Michael Cohen is getting three years for carrying out a Trump directive to make a hush payment to women Tru
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Three years for Cohen, what should Trump get?

A week after a devastating memo dump, there's more jaw-dropping news about Donald Trump that could make him an unindicted co-conspirator. His fixer, Michael Cohen is getting three years for carrying out a Trump directive to make a hush payment to women Trump was having affairs with. What should Trump get? The man who ran on draining the swamp, merely came into Washington and re-branded it under the Trump name. And now there's only one major question remaining. Is it time to bring out the «I» word, in all its glory? For Asian Americans of Filipino descent, a key point person in the House of Representatives has been Congressman Ted Lieu from Los Angeles. I've followed hi...Keep on reading: Three years for Cohen, what should Trump get?

Coming to America, adapting like a chameleon

SILVER SPRING, Maryland -- I came to the United States in 1985. My first time ever to leave my small town of San Fernando, Camarines Sur. My very first airplane ride. All the way, I had my rosary with me, which I held tightly during turbulence. I arrived at t
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Coming to America, adapting like a chameleon

SILVER SPRING, Maryland -- I came to the United States in 1985. My first time ever to leave my small town of San Fernando, Camarines Sur. My very first airplane ride. All the way, I had my rosary with me, which I held tightly during turbulence. I arrived at the Reagan National Airport (DCA) on Jan. 27. It was freezing cold. Roads were icy. I remember my sister salubong(meet) me with a very thick, heavy poncho-style winter coat. My 5-foot, 88 lbs. self was instantly swallowed by the coat. My sister, Ate Josie Callo (God Bless her soul), cried out loud, «My, you are so payat! (thin). How I wish I am still that payat.»   I arrived on a Sunday, and was taxied to my work site t...Keep on reading: Coming to America, adapting like a chameleon

California’s Fil-Am chief justice quits Republican Party

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Filipina-American Chief Justice of California's Supreme Court had left the Republican Party following the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, she announced Thursday.   California Chief Justice Tani Canti
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California’s Fil-Am chief justice quits Republican Party

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Filipina-American Chief Justice of California's Supreme Court had left the Republican Party following the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, she announced Thursday.   California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye had been thinking about leaving the GOP for some time and decided to quit following the backlash over multiplesexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, she told CALmatters.com. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor from Palo Alto, alleged before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, that Kavanaugh assaulted her in the 1980s when they were both high school students. Kavanaugh denied the accusation and was subs...Keep on reading: California’s Fil-Am chief justice quits Republican Party

Duterte to oppose ‘anti-people’ draft federal charter — Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will oppose a draft federal charter that will go against the interests of the people, Malacanang said on Friday, after the House of Representatives approved its version,…READ The post Duterte to oppose ‘anti-people’ draft f
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Duterte to oppose ‘anti-people’ draft federal charter — Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will oppose a draft federal charter that will go against the interests of the people, Malacanang said on Friday, after the House of Representatives approved its version,…READ The post Duterte to oppose ‘anti-people’ draft federal charter — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Balangiga bells arrive in Eastern Samar on eve of turnover

THE Balangiga bells finally arrived in Eastern Samar on Friday, the eve of the turn over by President Rodrigo Duterte to the concerned local government instead of handing them directly…READ The post Balangiga bells arrive in Eastern Samar on eve of turn
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Balangiga bells arrive in Eastern Samar on eve of turnover

THE Balangiga bells finally arrived in Eastern Samar on Friday, the eve of the turn over by President Rodrigo Duterte to the concerned local government instead of handing them directly…READ The post Balangiga bells arrive in Eastern Samar on eve of turnover appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Catriona Gray slays in swimsuit, long gown at Miss Universe preliminaries

IT’S not the pageant proper yet, but Philippine bet to the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Thailand, Catriona Gray, is rocking the internet, especially for her slo-mo turn during the…READ The post Catriona Gray slays in swimsuit, long gown at Miss Unive
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Catriona Gray slays in swimsuit, long gown at Miss Universe preliminaries

IT’S not the pageant proper yet, but Philippine bet to the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Thailand, Catriona Gray, is rocking the internet, especially for her slo-mo turn during the…READ The post Catriona Gray slays in swimsuit, long gown at Miss Universe preliminaries appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Lethal weapon: Paul Lee nails winner as Magnolia escapes Alaska for 3-2 lead

MANILA, Philippines---Paul Lee delivered in the clutch and lifted Magnolia past Alaska, 79-78, to move a win away from the PBA Governors' Cup crown Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Lee recovered the ball after Mike Harris denied Romeo Travis at the rim an
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Lethal weapon: Paul Lee nails winner as Magnolia escapes Alaska for 3-2 lead

MANILA, Philippines---Paul Lee delivered in the clutch and lifted Magnolia past Alaska, 79-78, to move a win away from the PBA Governors' Cup crown Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Lee recovered the ball after Mike Harris denied Romeo Travis at the rim and the six-foot shooting guard calmly drilled the baseline jumper with 1.3 seconds left in the clock. Harris had a chance to win the game for the Aces but his jumper came up short against the outstretched arms of Travis. And Harris' shot wasn't the only chance the Aces had to win the game. Holding a 76-75 lead, Kevin Racal and Jake Pascual missed back-to-back layups and that allowed Lee to find Ian Sangalang for a transit...Keep on reading: Lethal weapon: Paul Lee nails winner as Magnolia escapes Alaska for 3-2 lead

NU strikes gold in ASEAN University Games men’s volleyball

Starring players from reigning UAAP men's champion National University, the Philippines unseated Thailand with a 27-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20 victory to capture the 19th ASEAN University Games men's volleyball gold medal Friday in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The Fil
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NU strikes gold in ASEAN University Games men’s volleyball

Starring players from reigning UAAP men's champion National University, the Philippines unseated Thailand with a 27-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20 victory to capture the 19th ASEAN University Games men's volleyball gold medal Friday in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The Filipinos were very determined to become the best in the biennial competition for the region's student-athletes. Francis Saura's quick hit gave the Philippines the upperhand in the extended first frame before Bryan Bagunas took over in the second set. Putting up a tough defense against the hard-spiking Bagunas, the Thais were able to snatch the third set before the Filipinos regrouped in the fourth behind Bagunas' solid attacking,...Keep on reading: NU strikes gold in ASEAN University Games men’s volleyball

Policewoman nabbed for extortion in front of Camp Crame

MANILA, Philippines --- A policewoman was arrested in an entrapment operation on Friday for allegedly attempting to extort from a woman a Louis Vuitton bag worth P34,000, a wristwatch worth P2,999, and P50,000 cash from a woman in exchange for evading anothe
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Policewoman nabbed for extortion in front of Camp Crame

MANILA, Philippines --- A policewoman was arrested in an entrapment operation on Friday for allegedly attempting to extort from a woman a Louis Vuitton bag worth P34,000, a wristwatch worth P2,999, and P50,000 cash from a woman in exchange for evading another police operation. SPO1 May Ann Malcontento was arrested by elements of the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) in coordination with CIDG chief Amador Corpus in a convenience store in front of Camp Crame in Quezon City. Malcontento was assigned at the Anti-Transnational Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). Police said the operation stemmed from the complaint of Sonia Gaba, who was previousl...Keep on reading: Policewoman nabbed for extortion in front of Camp Crame

5-day unilateral holiday ceasefire stays — PH communist party

THE Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Friday maintained that the unilateral ceasefire of its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), will stand despite its order to intensify…READ The post 5-day unilateral holiday ceasefire stays — P
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5-day unilateral holiday ceasefire stays — PH communist party

THE Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Friday maintained that the unilateral ceasefire of its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), will stand despite its order to intensify…READ The post 5-day unilateral holiday ceasefire stays — PH communist party appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Court urged to deny Jinggoy Estrada’s travel plea

THE prosecution is asking the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division to deny former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada’s plea for permission to travel to Hong Kong from December 26 to 31. Estrada, who is out…READ The post Court urged to deny Jinggoy Estra
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Court urged to deny Jinggoy Estrada’s travel plea

THE prosecution is asking the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division to deny former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada’s plea for permission to travel to Hong Kong from December 26 to 31. Estrada, who is out…READ The post Court urged to deny Jinggoy Estrada’s travel plea appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Faeldon ‘clueless’ but vows to ‘obliterate son’ if guilty of drug use

CORRECTIONS (BuCor) Chief Nicanor Faeldon was woken up on Friday morning by the news that his estranged son was arrested in a drug raid in Naga City, alongside his partner’s…READ The post Faeldon ‘clueless’ but vows to ‘obliterate so
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Faeldon ‘clueless’ but vows to ‘obliterate son’ if guilty of drug use

CORRECTIONS (BuCor) Chief Nicanor Faeldon was woken up on Friday morning by the news that his estranged son was arrested in a drug raid in Naga City, alongside his partner’s…READ The post Faeldon ‘clueless’ but vows to ‘obliterate son’ if guilty of drug use appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Ways social media apps influence our daily lives

It's pretty hard to detect how our lives have changed from how we were the previous day. However, if we were to rewind to some 10-20 years ago then we could easily feel the impact of social media on our lives.   Twenty years ago popular social medi
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Ways social media apps influence our daily lives

It's pretty hard to detect how our lives have changed from how we were the previous day. However, if we were to rewind to some 10-20 years ago then we could easily feel the impact of social media on our lives.   Twenty years ago popular social media apps including Facebook and Twitter were non-existent. Nowadays, with the improvement of technology, social media are now an integral part of our everyday lives as they influence the way we interact with other people in this world. What are social media apps? Social media apps refer to every web application that supports the building of personal profiles, publishing and sharing of information, connecting to communities an...Keep on reading: Ways social media apps influence our daily lives

‘I Am a Filipino’ cookbook launches in San Francisco

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_uFarOZzQ8&feature=youtu.be WATCH: I Am a Filipinocookbook launch in San Francisco Long before Anthony Bourdain declared Filipino food «the next big thing in America» or theNew York Timesclaime
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‘I Am a Filipino’ cookbook launches in San Francisco

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_uFarOZzQ8&feature=youtu.be WATCH: I Am a Filipinocookbook launch in San Francisco Long before Anthony Bourdain declared Filipino food «the next big thing in America» or theNew York Timesclaimed the cuisine was finally finding a place in the American mainstream, Nicole Ponseca was working hard to make that happen.   Committed to establishing the bold and bright food of her heritage as a celebrated cuisine in a modern, competitive restaurant market, Ponseca and chef Miguel Trinidad opened their first restaurant, Maharlika, in downtown Manhattan in 2011. Soon after, they opened the gastropub Jeepney to a wealth of critical pra...Keep on reading: ‘I Am a Filipino’ cookbook launches in San Francisco

Maria Ressa: Tapang, tatag at tiwala

Hindi natin kailangan ang TIME Magazine para ideklara ang alam na ng marami: si Maria Ressa ang isa sa pinakamatapang na mamamahayag sa mundo. Pero magandang balita pa rin ang pagtatanghal sa kanya bilang Person of the Year,kasama ng iba pang mga journalis
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Maria Ressa: Tapang, tatag at tiwala

Hindi natin kailangan ang TIME Magazine para ideklara ang alam na ng marami: si Maria Ressa ang isa sa pinakamatapang na mamamahayag sa mundo. Pero magandang balita pa rin ang pagtatanghal sa kanya bilang Person of the Year,kasama ng iba pang mga journalists na nagpakita ng tapang, gilas ang paninindigan. Tinagurian silang The Guardians ng TIME. Patay na ang isa sa kanila: si James Kashoggi ng Washington Post, ang kolumnistang walang- awang pinaslang sa loob ng konsulado ng Saudi Arabia sa Turkey. Kasama rin sina Wa Lone at Kyaw Soe Oo ng Reuters na inaresto sa Myanmar matapos nilang ibunyag ang pagpatay sa mga Rohingya Muslims. Pinarangalan din ang staff ng Capital Ga...Keep on reading: Maria Ressa: Tapang, tatag at tiwala

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