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Former Isabela town councilor dies in ambush, 1 hurt

      CORDON, Isabela---A former town councilor was killed while one of his three companions was hurt in an ambush on Friday afternoon in barangay (village) Turod Norte, here, police said. Investigators said the shooting happene

Oil price cut should not affect fare hike, suspension of fuel tax hike --Pasang Masda

A transport group on Saturday said the government should not take back its plan to suspend fuel excise taxes next year and its fare hike approval just because of this week's «big-time» oil price rollback.
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Oil price cut should not affect fare hike, suspension of fuel tax hike --Pasang Masda

A transport group on Saturday said the government should not take back its plan to suspend fuel excise taxes next year and its fare hike approval just because of this week's «big-time» oil price rollback.

More oil companies announce fuel price rollbacks

Motorists will be greeted with another round of fuel price reductions as oil firms successively announced big-time rollbacks in the pump prices of their petroleum products effective Sunday and Monday.  
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More oil companies announce fuel price rollbacks

Motorists will be greeted with another round of fuel price reductions as oil firms successively announced big-time rollbacks in the pump prices of their petroleum products effective Sunday and Monday.  

US Fed monitoring Khashoggi case, potential oil market impact - Bostic

US Federal Reserve officials are monitoring the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the possibility that any sanctions against Saudi Arabia could disrupt oil markets, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said on Friday.
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US Fed monitoring Khashoggi case, potential oil market impact - Bostic

US Federal Reserve officials are monitoring the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the possibility that any sanctions against Saudi Arabia could disrupt oil markets, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said on Friday.

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union marched through London on Saturday in the biggest demonstration so far to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit.
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Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union marched through London on Saturday in the biggest demonstration so far to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit.

US weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait

The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, US officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China.
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US weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait

The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, US officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China.

Viva San Romero

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, wrote a pained op-ed piece focused on the idealism and crusades of the missing Khashoggi. “Tyrants eventually pay for their...READ MORE The post Viva San Romero appeared first on The M
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Viva San Romero

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, wrote a pained op-ed piece focused on the idealism and crusades of the missing Khashoggi. “Tyrants eventually pay for their...READ MORE The post Viva San Romero appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

ConCom’s proportional representation scheme deserves closer study

TWO DECADES since the introduction of the party-list system of congressional representation, the consensus is that the scheme needs reform, if not an overhaul. We use the word “scheme” in...READ MORE The post ConCom’s proportional representation scheme
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ConCom’s proportional representation scheme deserves closer study

TWO DECADES since the introduction of the party-list system of congressional representation, the consensus is that the scheme needs reform, if not an overhaul. We use the word “scheme” in...READ MORE The post ConCom’s proportional representation scheme deserves closer study appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Italy’s debt monster: A primer

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Just when it seemed safe not to worry about the next financial crisis, up pops Italy. “In Italy, lavish plans may propel next crisis,” warned The New York...READ MORE The post Italy’s debt monster: A primer appeared first on The Manil
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Italy’s debt monster: A primer

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Just when it seemed safe not to worry about the next financial crisis, up pops Italy. “In Italy, lavish plans may propel next crisis,” warned The New York...READ MORE The post Italy’s debt monster: A primer appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Vettel acknowledges 'mutual respect' in Hamilton rivalry

Sebastian Vettel on Saturday acknowledged the «mutual respect» in his world championship fight with Lewis Hamilton ahead of this weekend's potential title showdown.
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Vettel acknowledges 'mutual respect' in Hamilton rivalry

Sebastian Vettel on Saturday acknowledged the «mutual respect» in his world championship fight with Lewis Hamilton ahead of this weekend's potential title showdown.

PH concert finds musical bliss from Sam Smith’s romantic woes

  Heartache and anguish; loneliness and longing; ruminations over love lost---these are some of the things Sam Smith had written about in the past and delved into for his second album, «The Thrill of It All.» By the British crooner's own a
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PH concert finds musical bliss from Sam Smith’s romantic woes

  Heartache and anguish; loneliness and longing; ruminations over love lost---these are some of the things Sam Smith had written about in the past and delved into for his second album, «The Thrill of It All.» By the British crooner's own admission, his music, at times, can get «a little bit depressing.»   Earlier this month, Sam brought his ongoing world tour of the same title to SM Mall of Asia Arena. And while the night's set did hew closely to such themes, never for a minute did the show feel bleak or overwrought.   Onstage, he delivered his songs---not as someone still inhabiting a space of sadness and self-pity---but as someone who can now look back...Keep on reading: PH concert finds musical bliss from Sam Smith’s romantic woes

Bigwigs want to kick out raucous weasel

The whispers in the studio are getting louder.   Turns out the bigwigs are getting fed up with Raucous Weasel.   It seems RW is again giving the execs untold headaches... and sleepless nights over shocking shenanigans. RW has always bee
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Bigwigs want to kick out raucous weasel

The whispers in the studio are getting louder.   Turns out the bigwigs are getting fed up with Raucous Weasel.   It seems RW is again giving the execs untold headaches... and sleepless nights over shocking shenanigans. RW has always been infamous for being difficult.   Not too long ago, many insiders thought RW would change after encountering a string of setbacks.   Alas, RW has remained just as nightmarish as before.   Colleagues believe RW is not worth the trouble. The big shots agree, and they want to kick RW out of the firm.   O for ostracized   Which reminded a Rushes mole of a similar tale.   Ki...Keep on reading: Bigwigs want to kick out raucous weasel

Jennifer Laude docu on a roll

  PJ Raval's documentary «Call Her Ganda» is on a roll, winning awards in North America and Europe. The docu tackles the landmark case of Filipino trans woman Jennifer Laude, who was murdered by US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton in 2014.
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Jennifer Laude docu on a roll

  PJ Raval's documentary «Call Her Ganda» is on a roll, winning awards in North America and Europe. The docu tackles the landmark case of Filipino trans woman Jennifer Laude, who was murdered by US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton in 2014.   Raval's acclaimed movie won the Jury Award for best documentary at the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Florida on Oct. 13. Founded in 1990, the Tampa event is considered «one of the largest and longest-running [festivals] of its kind in the world.»   The US-Philippine production was also the best documentary runner-up at the Out on Film: Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival in Georgia on Oct. 7. &nbs...Keep on reading: Jennifer Laude docu on a roll

Caitriona Balfe on intimate ‘Outlander’ scenes

  LOS ANGELES---«Shhh,» Caitriona Balfe reacted with a smile when she was asked recently about turning 39. The «Outlander» star looked stunning in a yellow turtleneck and a black skirt.   «Because I am in a pla
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Caitriona Balfe on intimate ‘Outlander’ scenes

  LOS ANGELES---«Shhh,» Caitriona Balfe reacted with a smile when she was asked recently about turning 39. The «Outlander» star looked stunning in a yellow turtleneck and a black skirt.   «Because I am in a place in my life where I'm very happy, It's easy to be OK about aging and life,» said the actress about turning 40 next year. «I've been so lucky I've had such an incredible experience. I've had the opportunity to travel the world. I've had the opportunity to live in so many different places.   »If the next 40 years of my life are like the previous 40, then I'm very excited. It will be, yeah, bring on the adventure.«   In Season 4 of »Outla...Keep on reading: Caitriona Balfe on intimate ‘Outlander’ scenes

Why Sofia skips her beauty routine

  During a guesting stint in «Jimmy Kimmel Live,» «Modern Family» star Sofia Vergara immediately clarified that she would only apply her beauty regimen when hubby Joe Manganiello isn't around.   She slathers coconut
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Why Sofia skips her beauty routine

  During a guesting stint in «Jimmy Kimmel Live,» «Modern Family» star Sofia Vergara immediately clarified that she would only apply her beauty regimen when hubby Joe Manganiello isn't around.   She slathers coconut oil all over her body, she told Kimmel. «It's a moisturizing thing that is natural, so it doesn't have chemicals, [and] it's very good for you,» said Vergara, 46.   «You can put it in your hair, on your face, your eyelashes, between your toes ... everywhere! You sleep [after]. I put on a long-sleeved pajama.»   But, she does the routine only when she's alone in bed, she said: «[I'd] be a slippery snake next to [Joe]!»   ...Keep on reading: Why Sofia skips her beauty routine

Investigators likely to discover what happened to Khashoggi body ‘before long’ - Turkish official

Turkish investigators are likely to find out what happened to the body of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi «before long», a senior Turkish official said on Saturday.
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Investigators likely to discover what happened to Khashoggi body ‘before long’ - Turkish official

Turkish investigators are likely to find out what happened to the body of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi «before long», a senior Turkish official said on Saturday.

2 patay, 1 sugatan matapos mahulog ang SUV sa isang tulay sa Isabela

Dalawa ang patay habang isa pa ang sugatan matapos mahulog ang SUV sa isang tulay sa Angadanan, Isabela nitong Sabado.
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2 patay, 1 sugatan matapos mahulog ang SUV sa isang tulay sa Isabela

Dalawa ang patay habang isa pa ang sugatan matapos mahulog ang SUV sa isang tulay sa Angadanan, Isabela nitong Sabado.

US, China, others tentatively agree to ASEAN air encounter code

Several countries including the United States and China agreed «in principle» on Saturday to multilateral guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, joining 10 Southeast Asian nations already in the pact.
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US, China, others tentatively agree to ASEAN air encounter code

Several countries including the United States and China agreed «in principle» on Saturday to multilateral guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, joining 10 Southeast Asian nations already in the pact.

ASEAN boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asian nations seeking to combat the threat of militancy have agreed to share intelligence, Singapore's defense minister said Saturday, as he warned of a «real and present» danger to the region.
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ASEAN boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asian nations seeking to combat the threat of militancy have agreed to share intelligence, Singapore's defense minister said Saturday, as he warned of a «real and present» danger to the region.

Mercury mission to explore origin of Solar System

  PARIS: Is Mercury’s core liquid or solid, and why—on the smallest planet in our solar system—is it so big? What can the planet closest to the Sun tell us...READ MORE The post Mercury mission to explore origin of Solar System appeared first o
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Mercury mission to explore origin of Solar System

  PARIS: Is Mercury’s core liquid or solid, and why—on the smallest planet in our solar system—is it so big? What can the planet closest to the Sun tell us...READ MORE The post Mercury mission to explore origin of Solar System appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Adamson exacts revenge on La Salle for seventh win

In their second meet-up this week, the Adamson Soaring Falcons got the upper hand over the DLSU Green Archers, 57-50, Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  
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Adamson exacts revenge on La Salle for seventh win

In their second meet-up this week, the Adamson Soaring Falcons got the upper hand over the DLSU Green Archers, 57-50, Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  

Sotto on bill seeking to penalize nuisance bets: Maybe on 3rd strike

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday said penalties should be imposed not on all nuisance candidates, but only those who have repeatedly made a mockery of the elections.
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Sotto on bill seeking to penalize nuisance bets: Maybe on 3rd strike

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday said penalties should be imposed not on all nuisance candidates, but only those who have repeatedly made a mockery of the elections.

Proposed drug testing for poll bets still to be discussed, Palace clarifies

Malacañang on Saturday clarified it is not totally dismissing the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's proposal that candidates in the 2019 midterm elections submit to mandatory drug testing.
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Proposed drug testing for poll bets still to be discussed, Palace clarifies

Malacañang on Saturday clarified it is not totally dismissing the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's proposal that candidates in the 2019 midterm elections submit to mandatory drug testing.

Dozens of casualties as multiple blasts rock Kabul polling centers

KABUL: Multiple explosions rocked polling centers across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties, amid growing anger among voters as they waited hours to cast their ballots in long-delayed legislative...READ MORE The post Dozens of casualties as multi
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Dozens of casualties as multiple blasts rock Kabul polling centers

KABUL: Multiple explosions rocked polling centers across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties, amid growing anger among voters as they waited hours to cast their ballots in long-delayed legislative...READ MORE The post Dozens of casualties as multiple blasts rock Kabul polling centers appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community’s heartland in...READ MORE The post IS frees six Syria Druze women, children afte
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IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community’s heartland in...READ MORE The post IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Tens of thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote

TAIPEI: Tens of thousands of Taiwan independence campaigners took to the streets Saturday for a major rally that is a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island’s already...READ MORE The post Tens of thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote app
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Tens of thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote

TAIPEI: Tens of thousands of Taiwan independence campaigners took to the streets Saturday for a major rally that is a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island’s already...READ MORE The post Tens of thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

NLEX southbound lanes closure causes traffic; northbound closed Oct. 20-21

Some motorists were caught in traffic on the North Luzon Expressway on Friday after the southbound lanes in Valenzuela City were closed to give way to road work.
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NLEX southbound lanes closure causes traffic; northbound closed Oct. 20-21

Some motorists were caught in traffic on the North Luzon Expressway on Friday after the southbound lanes in Valenzuela City were closed to give way to road work.

2 wanted criminals ng Laguna patay sa engkwentro laban sa mga pulis

Patay ang dalawang most-wanted criminals sa lalawigan ng Laguna sa isang buy-bust operation sa bayan ng Calamba nang manlaban umano ang mga ito mga pulis.  
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2 wanted criminals ng Laguna patay sa engkwentro laban sa mga pulis

Patay ang dalawang most-wanted criminals sa lalawigan ng Laguna sa isang buy-bust operation sa bayan ng Calamba nang manlaban umano ang mga ito mga pulis.  

Labor group mulls revising P320 minimum wage hike plea amid 6.2% inflation in Q3

Labor group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said Saturday it is planning to revise its P320 wage hike petition to reflect the 6.2-percent inflation rate in the third quarter of the year.
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Labor group mulls revising P320 minimum wage hike plea amid 6.2% inflation in Q3

Labor group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said Saturday it is planning to revise its P320 wage hike petition to reflect the 6.2-percent inflation rate in the third quarter of the year.

Paliwanag ng Saudi Arabia: Napatay si Khashoggi nang manlaban umano

Nagbigay na nang pahayag ang gobyerno ng Saudi Arabia na nanlaban umano ang mamahayag na si Jamal Khashoggi  sa loob ng konsulado na naging sanhi raw ng kanyang pagkamatay.
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Paliwanag ng Saudi Arabia: Napatay si Khashoggi nang manlaban umano

Nagbigay na nang pahayag ang gobyerno ng Saudi Arabia na nanlaban umano ang mamahayag na si Jamal Khashoggi  sa loob ng konsulado na naging sanhi raw ng kanyang pagkamatay.

Joma Sison: CPP is ready anytime Duterte wants to resume peace talks

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is willing to resume peace negotiations with the government whenever President Rodrigo Duterte is ready.
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Joma Sison: CPP is ready anytime Duterte wants to resume peace talks

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is willing to resume peace negotiations with the government whenever President Rodrigo Duterte is ready.

3 alleged drug pushers fall in Quezon buy-busts

      LUCENA CITY--Three suspected drug pushers were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Sariaya town in Quezon province on Friday, police said Saturday. Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said the oper
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3 alleged drug pushers fall in Quezon buy-busts

      LUCENA CITY--Three suspected drug pushers were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Sariaya town in Quezon province on Friday, police said Saturday. Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said the operations seized a total of 3.83 grams of «shabu» (crystal meth) worth P19,150 in the street market. Anti-illegal drugs operatives busted Ronalyn de Silva, 30, after she allegedly sold shabu to an undercover police officer in a transaction in Barangay (village) Lutucan 1 around 8:40 p.m. Earlier, the local drugs enforcement unit also busted Arnaldo de Leon in the same village and Aldrin Delfino in Barangay Gibanga. Police said ...Keep on reading: 3 alleged drug pushers fall in Quezon buy-busts

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