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Threat from on high: Drones trigger race to boost air defense

PARIS, France -- From hand-held copters that zoom around the living room to high-speed craft offering the sensation of flying over the countryside, drones have won over legions of fans -- and are proving a growing challenge for security authorities. Expert

DILG revokes travel authority of local officials during disasters

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday revoked the local and foreign travel authority of local government officials during emergencies and calamities to ensure their presence…READ The post DILG revokes travel authority o
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DILG revokes travel authority of local officials during disasters

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday revoked the local and foreign travel authority of local government officials during emergencies and calamities to ensure their presence…READ The post DILG revokes travel authority of local officials during disasters appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PH economic growth slows down to 6.2% in 2018

GROWTH of the Philippine economy slowed down to 6.2 percent last year from 6.7 percent in 2017 as higher prices of commodities affected consumer spending, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)…READ The post PH economic growth slows down to 6.2% in 2
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PH economic growth slows down to 6.2% in 2018

GROWTH of the Philippine economy slowed down to 6.2 percent last year from 6.7 percent in 2017 as higher prices of commodities affected consumer spending, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)…READ The post PH economic growth slows down to 6.2% in 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte appeals to voters: ‘Have pity on your country’

WEEKS before the official start of the campaign period, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to pity the nation and elect the right candidates as he heaped praise on his former…READ The post Duterte appeals to voters: ‘Have pity on your count
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Duterte appeals to voters: ‘Have pity on your country’

WEEKS before the official start of the campaign period, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to pity the nation and elect the right candidates as he heaped praise on his former…READ The post Duterte appeals to voters: ‘Have pity on your country’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Enrile warns of ‘looming’ energy crisis

MANILA, Philippines --- The government should quickly address a looming energy crisis that may «worsen» with the «Build, Build, Build» program of the Duterte administration, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said Thursday. &
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Enrile warns of ‘looming’ energy crisis

MANILA, Philippines --- The government should quickly address a looming energy crisis that may «worsen» with the «Build, Build, Build» program of the Duterte administration, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said Thursday. «We do not have any source of hydrocarbon energy in the country except Malampaya. If a war happens in Russia or in the Middle East or in Africa or in Latin America that will affect the supply of crude, what do you think will happen here? In one week's time, we will not have enough supply of power,» Enrile warned in a statement. There is a need to focus on the creation of sources of energy to ensure the country's energy sufficiency, the former Defense ...Keep on reading: Enrile warns of ‘looming’ energy crisis

PH missed 2018 GDP growth goal due to high prices

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine economy grew 6.2 percent in 2018 , missing the government's growth target as the increase in prices slowed consumer spending as well as business expansion last year. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported T
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PH missed 2018 GDP growth goal due to high prices

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine economy grew 6.2 percent in 2018 , missing the government's growth target as the increase in prices slowed consumer spending as well as business expansion last year. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Thursday that the gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 6.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, bringing the full-year average below the already downgraded 6.5-6.9 percent goal. Last year's GDP expansion was also lower than the 6.7 percent posted in 2017. To recall, inflation or the rate of increase in prices of basic commodities hit a 10-year high of 5.2 percent last year due to new or higher excise taxes slapped on consu...Keep on reading: PH missed 2018 GDP growth goal due to high prices

Dennis Uy faces Senate probe on third telco

    MANILA, Philippines --- Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy on Thursday faced for the first time the Senate's inquiry on the entry of the third telecommunications (telco) player in the country.   Uy is chief executive officer of U
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Dennis Uy faces Senate probe on third telco

    MANILA, Philippines --- Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy on Thursday faced for the first time the Senate's inquiry on the entry of the third telecommunications (telco) player in the country.   Uy is chief executive officer of Udenna Corporation, which is part of Mislatel Consortium recently named as the country's third telco player.   The venture includes state-run China Telecommunication and Chelsea Logistics HoldingsCorp.   Among those who confirmed their attendance at the resumption of the hearing of the Senate committee on public services include Mislatel Vice President for Corporate Affairs Adel Tamano, officials of two giant...Keep on reading: Dennis Uy faces Senate probe on third telco

DILG bans local execs from traveling during disasters

To make sure that local government officials will be present in their communities during disasters, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recalled all travel authorities and leaves of absence of officials from affected localities during e
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DILG bans local execs from traveling during disasters

To make sure that local government officials will be present in their communities during disasters, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recalled all travel authorities and leaves of absence of officials from affected localities during emergencies or typhoons. In a memorandum dated Jan. 4, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao ordered that all approved travel authorities or leaves of absence of local officials in case of a natural or man-made disaster or calamities be revoked by the DILG. «As we are guided by law, we will exercise it to its full extent to ensure that local chief executives are where they are expected to be in times of disaster or calamities,» ...Keep on reading: DILG bans local execs from traveling during disasters

Coco Martin visits young fan with rare skin condition

Actor Coco Martin recently paid a young fan of his a visit, and the meeting was documented on social media by «Ang Probinsyano» co-star Edu Manzano. Manzano shared to his fans that he received a letter this month from the parents of Miracael Maca
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Coco Martin visits young fan with rare skin condition

Actor Coco Martin recently paid a young fan of his a visit, and the meeting was documented on social media by «Ang Probinsyano» co-star Edu Manzano. Manzano shared to his fans that he received a letter this month from the parents of Miracael Macavinta, a young child who has epidermolysis bullosa. «Earlier this month, nakatanggap ako ng sulat from the parents of a child named Miracael Macavinta, who is suffering from a rare skin disease called Epidermolysis bullosa,» wrote Manzano on Instagram last Jan. 21. Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of genetic conditions that make the skin very fragile and blister easily. As per the United States National Library of Medicine, these blisters an...Keep on reading: Coco Martin visits young fan with rare skin condition

Govt ready to assist Hanjin white knight

The government does not have a definite plan to take over bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Philippines (HHIC-Phil) but is ready to assist any potential investor, a Cabinet…READ The post Govt ready to assist Hanjin white knight appea
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Govt ready to assist Hanjin white knight

The government does not have a definite plan to take over bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Philippines (HHIC-Phil) but is ready to assist any potential investor, a Cabinet…READ The post Govt ready to assist Hanjin white knight appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Farm output slows, misses 2018 target

2018’s 0.56% result down markedly from 3.95% a year earlier Agriculture output growth slowed in last three months of 2018 from a year earlier even as it rebounded from a…READ The post Farm output slows, misses 2018 target appeared first on The Manila
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Farm output slows, misses 2018 target

2018’s 0.56% result down markedly from 3.95% a year earlier Agriculture output growth slowed in last three months of 2018 from a year earlier even as it rebounded from a…READ The post Farm output slows, misses 2018 target appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Thank You Tatang

 You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals.” For everything, #ThankYouTatang Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements…READ The post Thank You Tatang appeared first o
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Thank You Tatang

 You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals.” For everything, #ThankYouTatang Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements…READ The post Thank You Tatang appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Nurse arrested after ‘vegetative’ woman gives birth

LOS ANGELES, United States -- A male nurse has been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in a vegetative state after she gave birth at a long-term care facility, in a case that has shocked the nation. The 29-year-old victim -- wh
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Nurse arrested after ‘vegetative’ woman gives birth

LOS ANGELES, United States -- A male nurse has been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in a vegetative state after she gave birth at a long-term care facility, in a case that has shocked the nation. The 29-year-old victim -- who police said «was not in a position to give consent» -- gave birth late last month to a baby boy, sparking an investigation. The woman, who has not been identified by name, had been described as being in a vegetative state but her family objected to the description. The suspect -- identified as Nathan Sutherland, age 36 -- has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, Phoenix po...Keep on reading: Nurse arrested after ‘vegetative’ woman gives birth

We challenged Foodpanda and Grab Food to a race and here’s what happened

  It's no exaggeration---food delivery services have changed the way people eat. Those who don't cook and who used to rely heavily on fast food hotlines now have a whole gamut of options. That hip joint in Poblacion? The childhood favorite you have
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We challenged Foodpanda and Grab Food to a race and here’s what happened

  It's no exaggeration---food delivery services have changed the way people eat. Those who don't cook and who used to rely heavily on fast food hotlines now have a whole gamut of options. That hip joint in Poblacion? The childhood favorite you haven't gone back to in years? That resto you've been meaning to go to, if only traffic weren't a thing? They all deliver now, a few clicks and taps away, thanks to third-party companies. Sure, the service isn't flawless. There was the time our order arrived sans one lengua taco. Or the time one milk tea spilled completely before reaching our doorstep, leaving only a sad pile of pearls at the bottom of the cup. Or the time the del...Keep on reading: We challenged Foodpanda and Grab Food to a race and here’s what happened

Singapore actor dies in New Zealand military training

SINGAPORE, Singapore -- A popular Singapore actor died on Wednesday after an accident during military training in New Zealand, the defense ministry said, pledging to investigate his death. Aloysius Pang, who starred in Chinese language TV shows and movies
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Singapore actor dies in New Zealand military training

SINGAPORE, Singapore -- A popular Singapore actor died on Wednesday after an accident during military training in New Zealand, the defense ministry said, pledging to investigate his death. Aloysius Pang, who starred in Chinese language TV shows and movies, was completing compulsory reservist training when he suffered serious injuries while repairing artillery. After the accident on Saturday near Waiouru on New Zealand's North Island, the 28-year-old was transferred to hospital and underwent surgery. «Despite surgical attempts to repair damaged organs and putting him on artificial life support... Pang succumbed to the injuries and passed away,» Singapore's defense ministry sa...Keep on reading: Singapore actor dies in New Zealand military training

Horse named ‘Australian of the Year’

SYDNEY, Australia -- In the race to find an Australian role model that has demonstrated hard work, grit and honesty in the last year, one Aussie paper has decided the only one in the running is a horse. Finding a dearth of idols in the two-legged sporting
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Horse named ‘Australian of the Year’

SYDNEY, Australia -- In the race to find an Australian role model that has demonstrated hard work, grit and honesty in the last year, one Aussie paper has decided the only one in the running is a horse. Finding a dearth of idols in the two-legged sporting, political, cultural or academic worlds, The Daily Telegraph on Thursday named champion thoroughbredWinx its own «Australian of the Year». «Has the nominee lived by the Australian values of fair play and civility?» the paper asked, beginning a long list of requisite qualities to earn the title. The Sydney paper said the horse -- which has won dozens of races and is expected to soon retire -- was the only Australian that met...Keep on reading: Horse named ‘Australian of the Year’

Tawilis now on the list of endangered species

MANILA, Philippines --- The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has placed tawilis, the only freshwater sardine in the world, on the list of endangered species. Threats to the survival of tawilis include «overexploitation, pollu
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Tawilis now on the list of endangered species

MANILA, Philippines --- The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has placed tawilis, the only freshwater sardine in the world, on the list of endangered species. Threats to the survival of tawilis include «overexploitation, pollution and competition and/or predation with introduced fishes,» the IUCN said. «Overfishing, illegal use of active fishing gears such as motorized push net and ring net, proliferation of fish cages, and deterioration of water quality» are also among factors to the dwindling number of tawilis. «Na-assess siya as endangered. Well, ibig sabihin, it's a step closer na pwede na siyang maging extinct. Pero wala pa naman siya doon,» Nati...Keep on reading: Tawilis now on the list of endangered species

Senate blocks funds for China CCTV project

The Senate has added provisions to its version of the P3.8-trillion proposed national budget for 2019 that would block payment for a China-funded public surveillance project of the Duterte administration that has raised security concerns.   The P20
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Senate blocks funds for China CCTV project

The Senate has added provisions to its version of the P3.8-trillion proposed national budget for 2019 that would block payment for a China-funded public surveillance project of the Duterte administration that has raised security concerns.   The P20-billion Safe Philippines project involves installing security cameras in public places in Metro Manila and Davao City and monitoring them from a central command center.   Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto was the first to sound the alarm last year, citing security risks to the Philippines and an apparent lack of study.   Huawei as supplier   Recto noted that the Philippines' partner, China Int...Keep on reading: Senate blocks funds for China CCTV project

Duterte: It’s OK if 12 is age of criminal responsibility

  President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said lowering the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old instead of 9 as earlier proposed by members of the House of Representatives was acceptable to him.   The much-derided 9 years
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Duterte: It’s OK if 12 is age of criminal responsibility

  President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said lowering the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old instead of 9 as earlier proposed by members of the House of Representatives was acceptable to him.   The much-derided 9 years old was backed by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who admitted pushing for the controversial bill that would lower it to that age was meant to show her support for the President.   Speaking to reporters following a summit of tricycle operators and drivers in Pasay City after the House voted to pass on second reading the measure to lower the age of criminal responsibility to 12 instead of 9, the President said he was "...Keep on reading: Duterte: It’s OK if 12 is age of criminal responsibility

Palace pleased at Cotabato City approval of BOL

Malacaang is glad that Cotabato City voted to approve the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), although more votes appeared to have been cast than there are voters there.   The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has blamed the «conflicting data»
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Palace pleased at Cotabato City approval of BOL

Malacaang is glad that Cotabato City voted to approve the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), although more votes appeared to have been cast than there are voters there.   The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has blamed the «conflicting data» on «clerical error» in the preparation of the certificate of canvass.   The document, which arrived at Comelec headquarters in Manila on Wednesday afternoon, stated that there were 39,027 voters in Cotabato City, 22,649 lower than the 61,676 votes cast during Monday's plebiscite for the ratification of the BOL.   Of the total number of votes cast, 36,682 were for ratification and 24,994 for rejection.   'People...Keep on reading: Palace pleased at Cotabato City approval of BOL

Diokno didn’t tell DPWH about P75B, says DPWH chief

  Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno did not notify the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that P75 billion was added to its budget for 2019, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said on Wednesday.   At the Meet Inquirer Multimedia
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Diokno didn’t tell DPWH about P75B, says DPWH chief

  Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno did not notify the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that P75 billion was added to its budget for 2019, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said on Wednesday.   At the Meet Inquirer Multimedia forum, Villar reiterated that the DPWH had submitted a P484-billion expenditure plan for this year.   The amount, he said, was the «budget ceiling» set by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for the DPWH, and was nearly 25 percent lower than its original request.   It was the first time that the public works secretary spoke about the matter, which became public after Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya J...Keep on reading: Diokno didn’t tell DPWH about P75B, says DPWH chief

Gunman kills five at US bank — police

MIAMI, United States -- A gunman killed at least five people on Wednesday at a bank in Sebring, Florida, in the southern United States, police said. «We have at least five victims, people who were senselessly murdered,» Police Chief Karl Hoglun
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Gunman kills five at US bank — police

MIAMI, United States -- A gunman killed at least five people on Wednesday at a bank in Sebring, Florida, in the southern United States, police said. «We have at least five victims, people who were senselessly murdered,» Police Chief Karl Hoglund told a news conference. The alleged shooter, identified as a 21-year-old resident of Sebring, has been taken into custody, Hoglund said. Their motive was not immediately clear, and the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. The US is plagued by frequent mass shootings and other gun violence that killed nearly 40,000 people in the US in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But despite the scale...Keep on reading: Gunman kills five at US bank — police

Struggling Kevin Alas takes blame for NLEX loss to TNT

Kevin Alas felt he was the one to blame for NLEX's latest loss on Wednesday night. Alas cited lapses on his part in the critical moments of the Road Warriors' 85-80 defeat to the TNT KaTropa. «Today's game I think I cost us the game because I fouled J
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Struggling Kevin Alas takes blame for NLEX loss to TNT

Kevin Alas felt he was the one to blame for NLEX's latest loss on Wednesday night. Alas cited lapses on his part in the critical moments of the Road Warriors' 85-80 defeat to the TNT KaTropa. «Today's game I think I cost us the game because I fouled Jayson (Castro) then, Roger (Pogoy) hit that three-points that was my assignment then, I also missed an open three so I have to take responsibility,» Alas told reporters. With NLEX trailing by two, Alas missed an open 3-pointer with 1:09 left then, saw TNT swingman Roger Pogoy hit a triple in front of him before committing a personal foul that led to a free throw by Jayson Castro for an 83-80 KaTropa edge with 14 seconds left. With stil...Keep on reading: Struggling Kevin Alas takes blame for NLEX loss to TNT

‘Defensive player’ Roger Pogoy embracing bigger role as one of TNT’s main offensive weapons

Roger Pogoy made a name for himself in college as Far Eastern University's defensive specialist. Now, Pogoy is making a career out of hitting buckets on top of his lockdown defense as one of TNT's main options along with superstar guard Jayson Castro. Pogo
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‘Defensive player’ Roger Pogoy embracing bigger role as one of TNT’s main offensive weapons

Roger Pogoy made a name for himself in college as Far Eastern University's defensive specialist. Now, Pogoy is making a career out of hitting buckets on top of his lockdown defense as one of TNT's main options along with superstar guard Jayson Castro. Pogoy admitted he's still getting himself accustomed to his starring role on the offensive end. «First of all, I'm feeling nervous being given that role because I started out at FEU as a defensive player and the offense is just secondary to me,» he said in Filipino. «But I take it as a challenge that coach is calling plays for me.» The 26-year-old swingman, however, showed no signs of anxiety in the pressure-packed moments on Wednesda...Keep on reading: ‘Defensive player’ Roger Pogoy embracing bigger role as one of TNT’s main offensive weapons

Maine Mendoza: It’s never right to hate people

«Hate is such a strong feeling. And I hope we don't let it get the best of us.»   Thus said Maine Mendoza in response to a fan's Twitter post, accusing actress Ria Atayde of using the 23-year-old star's name to create hype for her proje
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Maine Mendoza: It’s never right to hate people

«Hate is such a strong feeling. And I hope we don't let it get the best of us.»   Thus said Maine Mendoza in response to a fan's Twitter post, accusing actress Ria Atayde of using the 23-year-old star's name to create hype for her projects.   «It's never right to hate ... people---whoever they may be,» Maine's reply to the said netizen read. «Masyadong mabigat sa puso. Huwag sana tayo magpalamon.»   Ria is the sister of Arjo Atayde, who's being linked to Maine.   Maine also urged the Twitter user to show «some respect» for the Atayde family. "Just stop this nonsense and let us all do better instead. They get projects because of their talent...Keep on reading: Maine Mendoza: It’s never right to hate people

Voter turnout for BOL plebiscite exceeds 85% – Jimenez

MANILA, Philippines --- The voter turnout last Monday for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite exceeded 85 percent, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez announced on Wednesday. «Voter turnout in the #BangsamoroPlebiscit
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Voter turnout for BOL plebiscite exceeds 85% – Jimenez

MANILA, Philippines --- The voter turnout last Monday for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite exceeded 85 percent, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez announced on Wednesday. «Voter turnout in the #BangsamoroPlebiscite exceeds 85% #Bangsamoro,» Jimenez wrote in a Twitter post. https://twitter.com/jabjimenez/status/1088079040676679680?s=21 Meanwhile, Comelec will finally continue the canvassing of votes for the BOL plebiscite on Thursday, having received the first certificate of canvass coming from Cotabato City on Wednesday afternoon. The canvassing was deferred twice at the Comelec headquarters in Intramuros, Manila, because the National ...Keep on reading: Voter turnout for BOL plebiscite exceeds 85% – Jimenez

How being an actress helps Helen Gamboa be a good cook

  'When I do something, I put my heart and soul into it---be it acting, singing or cooking,' said actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto, who currently hosts the cooking show, «From Helen's Kitchen,» on Cignal cable.   She said she woul
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How being an actress helps Helen Gamboa be a good cook

  'When I do something, I put my heart and soul into it---be it acting, singing or cooking,' said actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto, who currently hosts the cooking show, «From Helen's Kitchen,» on Cignal cable.   She said she would never turn her back on her first love---acting on the big screen. However, she likewise finds joy in cooking for her loved ones and friends.   In fact, «From Helen's Kitchen» already aired its first episode for the second season on Cignal's Colours channel last Jan. 21.   "The atmosphere in this show is different. I noticed that all our guests leave the set happy. I guess it's because even those who don't know how to cook...Keep on reading: How being an actress helps Helen Gamboa be a good cook

Comelec defers canvass of votes in Bangsamoro plebiscite for 2nd straight day

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Plebiscite Board of Canvassers (NPBC), deferred its counting for the second straight day as it has yet to receive copies…READ The post Comelec defers canvass of votes in Bangsamoro
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Comelec defers canvass of votes in Bangsamoro plebiscite for 2nd straight day

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Plebiscite Board of Canvassers (NPBC), deferred its counting for the second straight day as it has yet to receive copies…READ The post Comelec defers canvass of votes in Bangsamoro plebiscite for 2nd straight day appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Light plane carrying Cardiff striker Sala disappears, rescuers mount search

ST PETER PORT, Guernsey — Rescuers searched Wednesday for a missing plane carrying Cardiff City’s record new signing Emiliano Sala, as it emerged the Argentine striker had sent relatives a desperate…READ The post Light plane carrying Cardiff strike
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Light plane carrying Cardiff striker Sala disappears, rescuers mount search

ST PETER PORT, Guernsey — Rescuers searched Wednesday for a missing plane carrying Cardiff City’s record new signing Emiliano Sala, as it emerged the Argentine striker had sent relatives a desperate…READ The post Light plane carrying Cardiff striker Sala disappears, rescuers mount search appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Phoenix cruises to franchise best start, drubs Columbian Dyip, 108-98

PHOENIX cruised to its third straight victory for its best start in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 44 Philippine Cup, drubbing Columbian Dyip, 108-98, at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday….READ The post Phoenix cruises to franchise best st
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Phoenix cruises to franchise best start, drubs Columbian Dyip, 108-98

PHOENIX cruised to its third straight victory for its best start in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 44 Philippine Cup, drubbing Columbian Dyip, 108-98, at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday….READ The post Phoenix cruises to franchise best start, drubs Columbian Dyip, 108-98 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte again hints about sacking DAR officials

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday hinted at possibly firing Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) officials again as he lamented the delayed processing of land conversion documents. Duterte made the announcement just a day after wa
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Duterte again hints about sacking DAR officials

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday hinted at possibly firing Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) officials again as he lamented the delayed processing of land conversion documents. Duterte made the announcement just a day after warning DAR officials involved in the land conversion processing to shape up or face dismissal. READ:Duterte warns DAR officials: Shape up or prepare to get fired «Ito may susunod ito bukas,» Duterte said in a speech before tricycle operators and drivers in Pasay City. The President, however, did not identify who will be next to receive the boot. Duterte said he found it unacceptable that it took DAR officials two years to proces...Keep on reading: Duterte again hints about sacking DAR officials

Finance chief admits he was molested by priest in high school

MANILA, Philippines ---Finance Chief Carlos Dominguez III has admitted that he was also molested by a priest in high school. Dominguez revealed this over CNN Philippines' One-on-One with Finance Chief, noting that the tragic experience was «regrettab
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Finance chief admits he was molested by priest in high school

MANILA, Philippines ---Finance Chief Carlos Dominguez III has admitted that he was also molested by a priest in high school. Dominguez revealed this over CNN Philippines' One-on-One with Finance Chief, noting that the tragic experience was «regrettable.» When asked to comment on President Rodrigo Duterte's allegation that he was molested by a priest in high school, Finance Chief Carlos Dominguez III said: «That was experienced by many of us.» «He [Duterte] is completely right. It happened and I think it is very regrettable, but it wasn't just him or me, it was a lot of us in that class,» Dominguez, the President's classmate at the Ateneo de Davao University, said on Wednesday. ...Keep on reading: Finance chief admits he was molested by priest in high school

‘Moneyed politics’ behind BOL rejection in Sulu – professor

DAVAO CITY --- A peace advocate and professor of the Mindanao State University (MSU) blamed «moneyed politics» for the rejection in Sulu province of the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law through a plebiscite held on Monday, Jan. 21. MSU Professo
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‘Moneyed politics’ behind BOL rejection in Sulu – professor

DAVAO CITY --- A peace advocate and professor of the Mindanao State University (MSU) blamed «moneyed politics» for the rejection in Sulu province of the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law through a plebiscite held on Monday, Jan. 21. MSU Professor Octavio Dinampo cited the wide discrepancy between the relatively low turnout of voters at polling centers in Jolo and those registered in the canvassing of election returns in the province. «Moneyed politics is still in control. It will take time for it to stop,» told the Inquirer in a phone interview. He said he was surprised over the relatively few voters who actually showed up at polling centers during the day of the plebiscite. ...Keep on reading: ‘Moneyed politics’ behind BOL rejection in Sulu – professor

Enrile favors lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility

  MANILA, Philippines --- Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said he favors the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility, adding that criminal syndicates tend to use minors to commit crimes. «Tama yun because ginagamit an
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Enrile favors lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility

  MANILA, Philippines --- Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said he favors the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility, adding that criminal syndicates tend to use minors to commit crimes. «Tama yun because ginagamit ang kabataan ng mga certain criminal syndicates to propagate their hanabuhay. Criminality is a hanapbuhay at ginagamit nila ngayon 'yung mga menor de edad, para sumulong yung kanilang negosyo,» Enrile said in the first episode of his radio show «Itanong mo Kay Manong Johnny.» «Itanong mo Kay Manong Johnny» airs on Radyo Inquirer 990 AM and Digibox Beam TV from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday. The former Senate President's view on the...Keep on reading: Enrile favors lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility

PNP files criminal raps vs Daraga mayor

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed criminal complaints against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo after firearms and explosives were confiscated inside the compound of the local executive's residence in Albay. Under the complain
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PNP files criminal raps vs Daraga mayor

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed criminal complaints against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo after firearms and explosives were confiscated inside the compound of the local executive's residence in Albay. Under the complaint filed before the Albay Provincial Prosecution Office on Wednesday, Ronnie Fabia of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Albay accused Baldo of violating Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunitions Act. On Tuesday, police recovered two caliber .45-pistol, a magazine for an Uzi loaded with seven live ammunition, ammunition for a grenade launcher, eight ammunition for caliber .45-pistol,...Keep on reading: PNP files criminal raps vs Daraga mayor

3 suspects in Batocabe slay want to become state witnesses – Albayalde

THREE suspects in the assassination of AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe want to become state witnesses, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Wednesday. He said the…READ The post 3 suspects in Batocabe slay want to becom
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3 suspects in Batocabe slay want to become state witnesses – Albayalde

THREE suspects in the assassination of AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe want to become state witnesses, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Wednesday. He said the…READ The post 3 suspects in Batocabe slay want to become state witnesses – Albayalde appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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