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Saudi team arrives in Turkey for Khashoggi investigation - sources

A delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey as part of a joint investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, three Turkish sources said on Friday.

Wladimir Klitschko rescued at sea after yacht fire off Spain

LISBON, Portugal --- Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board. The 43-year-old Ukrainian said in a tweet Tuesday the group was evacuated from the moto
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Wladimir Klitschko rescued at sea after yacht fire off Spain

LISBON, Portugal --- Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board. The 43-year-old Ukrainian said in a tweet Tuesday the group was evacuated from the motor yacht in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday night. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service confirmed it responded to an emergency call, though a spokeswoman declined to provide the identities of those involved because of privacy rules. The spokeswoman told The Associated Press the yacht carrying nine people reported a fire in its engine room and was drifting 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Port Adriano, which is on the island...Keep on reading: Wladimir Klitschko rescued at sea after yacht fire off Spain

Rafael Nadal says Wimbledon seeding system disrespects world rankings

Rafael Nadal has complained about Wimbledon's seeding system after the Spaniard was placed at number three, behind Roger Federer, for next week's grand slam in London. The other three major tournaments all match their seeding to the official world ranking
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Rafael Nadal says Wimbledon seeding system disrespects world rankings

Rafael Nadal has complained about Wimbledon's seeding system after the Spaniard was placed at number three, behind Roger Federer, for next week's grand slam in London. The other three major tournaments all match their seeding to the official world rankings but Wimbledon uses its own formula to dictate the order, combining ranking points with form in grass-court competitions. It means Nadal will be seeded three and Federer two at the All England Club this year, despite their positions being the reverse in the rankings list. «Wimbledon is the only tournament of the year that does it like this,» Nadal told Spanish television channel Movistar on Monday night. "Obviously ...Keep on reading: Rafael Nadal says Wimbledon seeding system disrespects world rankings

SC associate justice aspirant favors same-sex marriage

MANILA, Philippines --- One of the aspirants to the Supreme Court associate justice post is in favor of same sex marriage «in the pursuit of happiness.» During Tuesday's interview, the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) asked the aspirants their op
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SC associate justice aspirant favors same-sex marriage

MANILA, Philippines --- One of the aspirants to the Supreme Court associate justice post is in favor of same sex marriage «in the pursuit of happiness.» During Tuesday's interview, the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) asked the aspirants their opinion about same-sex marriage. The question coincided with the celebration of Pride Month --- or the call for positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Same-sex marriage was also the topic given to the candidates during their decision-writing examination last June 20. Currently pending at the Supreme Court is a petition filed by lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III se...Keep on reading: SC associate justice aspirant favors same-sex marriage

Prince Harry, Meghan’s home renovations cost taxpayers $3 million

The home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was renovated with 2.4 million ($3.06 million) of taxpayers' money, royal accounts revealed on Tuesday, June 25. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's residence called Frogmore Cottage, located near Windsor Castle, u
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Prince Harry, Meghan’s home renovations cost taxpayers $3 million

The home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was renovated with 2.4 million ($3.06 million) of taxpayers' money, royal accounts revealed on Tuesday, June 25. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's residence called Frogmore Cottage, located near Windsor Castle, underwent major work to turn five properties into a single home for the couple and their baby son Archie. Fixtures, fittings and furnishings at the Victorian-era structure were paid for by the royal couple. The figures were part of the release of the royal family's accounts, which showed that the British taxpayers spent 67 million ($85.2 million) on the monarchy from 2018 to 2019, a 41% increase in the previous financial year. ...Keep on reading: Prince Harry, Meghan’s home renovations cost taxpayers $3 million

2 years of martial law: Mindanao still ‘a dangerous place’ – Duterte

MANILA, Philippines --- Despite the imposition of martial law in Mindanao for two years now, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Tuesday that the region remains «a dangerous place.» «Mindanao is still a dangerous place to go around. That i
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2 years of martial law: Mindanao still ‘a dangerous place’ – Duterte

MANILA, Philippines --- Despite the imposition of martial law in Mindanao for two years now, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Tuesday that the region remains «a dangerous place.» «Mindanao is still a dangerous place to go around. That is why it could not be... (in) terms of truth na sabihin mo that everything is alright there and you can go around. Delikado ang Mindanao,» Duterte said in his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of newly-elected local officials in Malacaang. Mindanao has been under martial law since the Marawi City siege in 2017. On July 18, 2017, just before his executive order declaring martial law in Mindanao expired, Duterte requested an extension, wh...Keep on reading: 2 years of martial law: Mindanao still ‘a dangerous place’ – Duterte

Drivers told: Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and not on your lover

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday reminded motorists traveling with their lovers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel to avoid an accident.   DOTr issued the notice after a video of a coupl
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Drivers told: Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and not on your lover

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday reminded motorists traveling with their lovers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel to avoid an accident.   DOTr issued the notice after a video of a couple snuggling and kissing while on the road made the rounds on social media.   «Pasintabi lang po, Ma'am and Sir. Ayaw po namin maging KJ at makasira sa lambingan moments ninyo. We understand you love each other. Pero, love din po namin kayo, and we want you to be safe,» DOTr said in a Facebook post.   DOTr agreed that being romantic with one's lover is okay, but, it stressed, it should be done in a safe space and ...Keep on reading: Drivers told: Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and not on your lover

Gamer raises nearly $1 million for charity in under 5 hours

A gamer in the United States raised nearly $1 million (around P51 million) for a children's hospital in under five hours last Sunday, June 23. Ben Lupo, known as «Dr. Lupo» in the gaming community, hosted a live stream with a Florida-based gami
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Gamer raises nearly $1 million for charity in under 5 hours

A gamer in the United States raised nearly $1 million (around P51 million) for a children's hospital in under five hours last Sunday, June 23. Ben Lupo, known as «Dr. Lupo» in the gaming community, hosted a live stream with a Florida-based gaming event, GuardianCon, to encourage fellow gamers to donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. As he started the live stream, he took to Twitter to share a photo of the details of the event such as the monetary goals, incentives and various raffle items to be given away to donors. https://twitter.com/DrLupo/status/1142764602301792257 Some of the incentives included the gamer playing with self-imposed handicaps that would make...Keep on reading: Gamer raises nearly $1 million for charity in under 5 hours

Out of friendship, PH will ‘tolerate’ China to fish in country’s EEZ – Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has said the Philippines would not stop China from fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) even as the maritime dispute between Manila and Beijing continues. «I don't think China would
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Out of friendship, PH will ‘tolerate’ China to fish in country’s EEZ – Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has said the Philippines would not stop China from fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) even as the maritime dispute between Manila and Beijing continues. «I don't think China would do that (stop fishing in Philippine territory). Why? Because we're friends,» Duterte told reporters Monday night when asked if the Philippine government would prevent Chinese fishers from venturing into Philippine territorial waters. The 22 Filipino fishermen whose boat was rammed by a Chinese trawler at Recto Bank has urged Duterte to declare the area an exclusive fishing ground for Filipinos. EEZ is the 200-nautical mile from t...Keep on reading: Out of friendship, PH will ‘tolerate’ China to fish in country’s EEZ – Palace

Trillanes: ‘If she’s insinuating I’m a bad guy, that’s hyprocrisy’

MANILA, Philippines --- Outgoing Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday said that if incoming Sen. Imee Marcos was insinuating he was a bad person, she was showing too much hypocrisy. «If the religious ritual is meant to help her fulfill her mandate a
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Trillanes: ‘If she’s insinuating I’m a bad guy, that’s hyprocrisy’

MANILA, Philippines --- Outgoing Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday said that if incoming Sen. Imee Marcos was insinuating he was a bad person, she was showing too much hypocrisy. «If the religious ritual is meant to help her fulfill her mandate as a newly elected Senator, then that's a good thing,» Trillanes said in a statement. «But if she's saying it to insinuate na masama akong tao, then sobrang ka-ipokritohan naman yun, even for a Marcos.» [But if she's saying it to insinuate that I'm a bady guy, then that's too much hypocrisy, even for a Marcos.] Trillanes made the remark after Marcos said she was planning to do a ritual at her new office, which was used by Trillanes...Keep on reading: Trillanes: ‘If she’s insinuating I’m a bad guy, that’s hyprocrisy’

In need of ‘fresh faces,’ POC sets special elections next week

Philippine sports will again see an abrupt change of leadership in the Philippine Olympic Committee. Members of the POC executive board led by interim president Joey Romasanta and chairman Abraham Tolentino resigned en masse on Tuesday, leaving all positio
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In need of ‘fresh faces,’ POC sets special elections next week

Philippine sports will again see an abrupt change of leadership in the Philippine Olympic Committee. Members of the POC executive board led by interim president Joey Romasanta and chairman Abraham Tolentino resigned en masse on Tuesday, leaving all positions vacant and opening the door for a snap election within the local Olympic body on July 5. Tolentino called for the elections after questioning the legitimacy of Romasanta, who, as a rule of succession, replaced former POC president Ricky Vargas following the latter's unexpected resignation last week. With the coaxing of some of the general assembly members composed of all sports associations under the wings of the POC, execut...Keep on reading: In need of ‘fresh faces,’ POC sets special elections next week

Employee fired for replying with ‘OK’ emoji in chat with boss

An employee in China was fired after her boss took offense at being replied to with an emoji of a hand doing the «OK» sign. In an exchange in a WeChat group, the employee replied with the «OK» emoji --- the type where the pointer an
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Employee fired for replying with ‘OK’ emoji in chat with boss

An employee in China was fired after her boss took offense at being replied to with an emoji of a hand doing the «OK» sign. In an exchange in a WeChat group, the employee replied with the «OK» emoji --- the type where the pointer and thumb are pressed together while the other fingers stand --- when her boss asked to send meeting documents, as per btime.com via Yahoo News Australia on June 19. The manager who runs a bar in Changsha, central China, scolded her in the messaging app: «You should use text to reply to the message if you have received it, don't you know the rules?» He then told her to file her resignation with the human resources department. The employee told btime...Keep on reading: Employee fired for replying with ‘OK’ emoji in chat with boss

Cignal-Ateneo bags 2019 PBA D-League title, rips CEU in Game 4

MANILA, Philippines---Cignal-Ateneo overpowered a scrappy Centro Escolar University side, 98-66, to claim the 2019 PBA D-League title Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. The Blue Eagles wasted no time in breaking the game wide open, racing to a 38-
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Cignal-Ateneo bags 2019 PBA D-League title, rips CEU in Game 4

MANILA, Philippines---Cignal-Ateneo overpowered a scrappy Centro Escolar University side, 98-66, to claim the 2019 PBA D-League title Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. The Blue Eagles wasted no time in breaking the game wide open, racing to a 38-10 lead after the first 10 minutes and never letup. «It's good to win a championship. Our goals in the D-League were accomplished,» said Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. Angelo Kouame had 18 points and 16 rebounds while Will Navarro set the tone for the Eagles, scoring 13 of his 16 points in the opening quarter. Ateneo showed no mercy in the second half where it stretched its lead to as high as 37 points. Thirdy Ravena added 15 points...Keep on reading: Cignal-Ateneo bags 2019 PBA D-League title, rips CEU in Game 4

‘Dodong’ to enhance habagat – Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines --- Tropical Depression Dodong may not directly affect the country but it will enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat, the state weather agency said late Tuesday afternoon.   «Wala pong direktang epekto sa ating panahon
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‘Dodong’ to enhance habagat – Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines --- Tropical Depression Dodong may not directly affect the country but it will enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat, the state weather agency said late Tuesday afternoon.   «Wala pong direktang epekto sa ating panahon si Dodong pero makikita natin sa satellite imagery 'yung kanyang paghila sa habagat or southwest monsoon,» Pagasa weather specialist Ariel Rojas said.   Dodong was last spotted 615 kilometers east-northeast of Aparri, Cagayan, with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It was moving northeast at 25 kph. The weather disturbance is not expected to make landfall, ...Keep on reading: ‘Dodong’ to enhance habagat – Pagasa

WNBA Hall of Famer Ticha Penicheiro shares her secret to success

MANILA, Philippines---A WNBA Champion, four-time All-Star and Women's Hall of Fame inductee, Ticha Penicheiro's glowing resume speaks for itself. When she left Portugal at the age of 19 to study in the United States, it was a leap of faith that turned her
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WNBA Hall of Famer Ticha Penicheiro shares her secret to success

MANILA, Philippines---A WNBA Champion, four-time All-Star and Women's Hall of Fame inductee, Ticha Penicheiro's glowing resume speaks for itself. When she left Portugal at the age of 19 to study in the United States, it was a leap of faith that turned her basketball dreams into reality. Playing for Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1994 to 1998, she was something the collegiate league had never seen before. She led her team --wizard-like--to the 1997 NCAA Championship, and left her mark in the league as ODU's all-time steal leader and second in assist. READ: Ticha Penicheiro's new career has Hall of Famer focusing on future In 1998 she was drafted second overall in the WNBA...Keep on reading: WNBA Hall of Famer Ticha Penicheiro shares her secret to success

Lawyer argues why Cardema is not eligible for nomination as Duterte Youth rep

MANILA, Philippines --- Ronald Cardema should not be allowed as the first nominee of the Duterte Youth party-list as he changed his sectoral affiliation from «youth» to «young professionals» less than six months before the election as
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Lawyer argues why Cardema is not eligible for nomination as Duterte Youth rep

MANILA, Philippines --- Ronald Cardema should not be allowed as the first nominee of the Duterte Youth party-list as he changed his sectoral affiliation from «youth» to «young professionals» less than six months before the election as provided for by law, lawyer Emil Maraon III argued on Tuesday. Maraon appeared before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) representing the National Union of Students of the Philippines, College Editor's Guild of the Philippines, Youth Act Now Against Tyranny, and Millennials PH who all filed a petition to cancel the nomination of Cardema. During the third en banc hearing of the Comelec, Maraon said the public must be given time to know the candidate...Keep on reading: Lawyer argues why Cardema is not eligible for nomination as Duterte Youth rep

After Senate orientation, Imee Marcos quips: ‘It’s like the the first day of school’

MANILA, Philippines --- It's like their first day of school. Four neophyte senators --- Christopher «Bong» Go, Ronald «Bato» Dela Rosa, Francis Tolentino, and Imee Marcos --- went to the Senate on Tuesday to attend the orientation f
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After Senate orientation, Imee Marcos quips: ‘It’s like the the first day of school’

MANILA, Philippines --- It's like their first day of school. Four neophyte senators --- Christopher «Bong» Go, Ronald «Bato» Dela Rosa, Francis Tolentino, and Imee Marcos --- went to the Senate on Tuesday to attend the orientation for incoming senators and their staff. The four are among the 12 newly elected senators last May. READ: 4 neophyte senators attend Senate orientation «Para akong pumapasok sa eskwelahan (It's like going to school),» Go told reporters before the briefing. Marcos echoed Go. «It's like the first day of school. We're the newbies,» she said after the briefing. But unlike Go, Dela Rosa, and Tolentino, Marcos has experience in legislation as a for...Keep on reading: After Senate orientation, Imee Marcos quips: ‘It’s like the the first day of school’

NDF slams AFP, PNP for alleged refusal to return remains of ‘NPAs’ killed in Mindoro

  MANILA, Philippines --- The National Democratic Front (NDF) on Tuesday blasted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their alleged refusal to return to their families the remains of three suspected Ne
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NDF slams AFP, PNP for alleged refusal to return remains of ‘NPAs’ killed in Mindoro

  MANILA, Philippines --- The National Democratic Front (NDF) on Tuesday blasted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their alleged refusal to return to their families the remains of three suspected New People's Army (NPA) fighters who were killed in a clash in Oriental Mindoro.   The encounter happened last June 13 in Mansalay town in Oriental Mindoro.   READ: 3 'rebels' dead in Mindoro clash   "Mariin naming kinokondena ang patuloy na pagpigil ng militar at pulisya sa Mindoro Oriental na makuha ng mga pamilya ang tatlong labi ng kanilang mga mahal sa buhay na nasawi sa isang labanan nuong Hunyo 1...Keep on reading: NDF slams AFP, PNP for alleged refusal to return remains of ‘NPAs’ killed in Mindoro

LPA east of Philippines now a tropical depression

MANILA, Philippines --- The low-pressure area (LPA) east of the Philippines has intensified into a tropical depression and was locally named «Dodong,» the state weather agency said Tuesday afternoon.   The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophy
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LPA east of Philippines now a tropical depression

MANILA, Philippines --- The low-pressure area (LPA) east of the Philippines has intensified into a tropical depression and was locally named «Dodong,» the state weather agency said Tuesday afternoon.   The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) earlier said that the tropical cyclone will not hit land.   It was last spotted 450 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan. Pagasa is expected to release more details on Dodong in its 5 p.m. weather bulletin.(Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)...Keep on reading: LPA east of Philippines now a tropical depression

Police rescue Chinese national kidnapped by fellow Chinese

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) has rescued a Chinese national allegedly kidnapped by four other compatriots after failing to pay his debt. The PNP-AKG on Tuesday identified the victim as Li Bo, 29, wh
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Police rescue Chinese national kidnapped by fellow Chinese

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) has rescued a Chinese national allegedly kidnapped by four other compatriots after failing to pay his debt. The PNP-AKG on Tuesday identified the victim as Li Bo, 29, who is staying in the country as a tourist. According to a report from the PNP-AKG, the victim was forcibly taken to a cab by his abductors at around 2 a.m. on June 20 while he was waiting for a ride at the lobby of a resort and casino complex in Paraaque City. He was later brought to a condominium also in Paraaque, where he was allegedly beaten by his captors several times. Police said the victim owes the suspect some P20...Keep on reading: Police rescue Chinese national kidnapped by fellow Chinese

Budget balance swings to P2.6-B surplus in May

MANILA, Philippines --- The national government's budget balance swung to a surplus in May, further narrowing the five-month deficit as the delayed implementation of this year's appropriations took its toll on public expenditures. The latest Bureau of the
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Budget balance swings to P2.6-B surplus in May

MANILA, Philippines --- The national government's budget balance swung to a surplus in May, further narrowing the five-month deficit as the delayed implementation of this year's appropriations took its toll on public expenditures. The latest Bureau of the Treasury data released Tuesday showed that the government posted a P2.6-billion surplus last May, the third month this year that the amount of revenues collected exceeded spending on public goods and services. May's surplus reversed the P32.9-billion deficit recorded a year ago. Tax and non-tax revenues in May reached P317.2 billion, up 22.5 percent year-on-year thanks to "improved collections by major revenue generating agenci...Keep on reading: Budget balance swings to P2.6-B surplus in May

Macalintal to Locsin: Robredo does not deserve such ‘unkind attitude’

MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo does not deserve such «unkind,» «un-gentleman-like' attitude from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. even if her remark on diplomatic passports was wrong, election lawyer Romulo M
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Macalintal to Locsin: Robredo does not deserve such ‘unkind attitude’

MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo does not deserve such «unkind,» «un-gentleman-like' attitude from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. even if her remark on diplomatic passports was wrong, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said Tuesday. »If Robredo's remark was an error then that statement does not deserve nor merit such unkind and so un-gentleman-like attitude from a foreign secretary,« Macalintal said Tuesday in a statement. This was after Locsin called Robredo »boba" via Twitter over her views on the cancellation of the diplomatic passport of former foreign affairs secretary Albert Del Rosario, who was barred from entering Hong Kong last June 19. R...Keep on reading: Macalintal to Locsin: Robredo does not deserve such ‘unkind attitude’

Newbie senators to ‘bless,’ apply Feng Shui on new Senate offices

    MANILA, Philippines --- Neophyte senators plan to apply Feng Shui and have their new offices at the Senate «blessed.»   The four newbie Senators Ronald «Bato» Dela Rosa, Christopher «Bong» Go
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Newbie senators to ‘bless,’ apply Feng Shui on new Senate offices

    MANILA, Philippines --- Neophyte senators plan to apply Feng Shui and have their new offices at the Senate «blessed.»   The four newbie Senators Ronald «Bato» Dela Rosa, Christopher «Bong» Go, Imee Marcos and Francis Tolentino inspected their prospective offices on Tuesday after they attended a seminar at the Senate. The process of getting their offices were through raffle.   4 neophyte senators attend Senate orientation   LOOK: Neophyte senators attend orientation   Marcos said she wants to conduct a ritual on her new office, which has been used by outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes's, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo ...Keep on reading: Newbie senators to ‘bless,’ apply Feng Shui on new Senate offices

Duterte still trusts Duque despite PhilHealth rental issue – Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Tuesday said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte despite being charged with graft and plunder complaints about his alleged stock ownership of a building l
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Duterte still trusts Duque despite PhilHealth rental issue – Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Tuesday said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte despite being charged with graft and plunder complaints about his alleged stock ownership of a building leased to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in Pangasinan. «Ang presumption is you're innocent unless proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. I think the Secretary of Health still enjoys the trust and confidence of the President,» Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing. Duque was accused of violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019), Code of Conduct an...Keep on reading: Duterte still trusts Duque despite PhilHealth rental issue – Palace

Pampanga cops arrest colleague for extortion

MANILA, Philippines --- Police arrested their colleague for alleged extortion in Barangay Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga on Tuesday. Cpl. Joeten Samson was arrested at around 9:46 a.m. by joint elements of the Philippine National Police-Integrity Mon
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Pampanga cops arrest colleague for extortion

MANILA, Philippines --- Police arrested their colleague for alleged extortion in Barangay Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga on Tuesday. Cpl. Joeten Samson was arrested at around 9:46 a.m. by joint elements of the Philippine National Police-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) and Intelligence Group (IG) after receiving P150,000 in boodle cash from a complainant, whose identity is being withheld. According to a police report, Samson demanded cash from the complainant in exchange for the release of her Toyota Vios, which was confiscated during an anti-drug operation by the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit. Instead of surrendering, the suspect, who is assigned at th...Keep on reading: Pampanga cops arrest colleague for extortion

LOOK: Jake Cuenca pokes fun on time when his ‘crush’ didn’t have a crush on him yet

Jake Cuenca recalled the time when Kylie Versoza did not reciprocate his feelings, with a throwback photo of them from their time in the 2017 film «Ang Panday», their first project together. «Yung panahon na hindi ka pa crush ng crush mo
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LOOK: Jake Cuenca pokes fun on time when his ‘crush’ didn’t have a crush on him yet

Jake Cuenca recalled the time when Kylie Versoza did not reciprocate his feelings, with a throwback photo of them from their time in the 2017 film «Ang Panday», their first project together. «Yung panahon na hindi ka pa crush ng crush mo. [laughs] Mabuti nalang nagpagupit na ako @kylieversoza,» the actor said via Instagram last Sunday, June 23. (The time when your crush did not have a crush on you. Good thing I got a haircut.) https://www.instagram.com/p/BzCpfFbH1XC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link «Buti nalang talaga», Versoza said, echoing Cuenca's statement about changing hairstyles. (It really is a good thing.) The photo shows Cuenca, sporting a long hairstyle, and ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Jake Cuenca pokes fun on time when his ‘crush’ didn’t have a crush on him yet

Pagasa: Parts of Luzon to have moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon 

      MANILA, Philippines --- Parts of Luzon may experience moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   In a thunderstor
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Pagasa: Parts of Luzon to have moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon 

      MANILA, Philippines --- Parts of Luzon may experience moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   In a thunderstorm advisory issued at 1:18 p.m., moderate to heavy rains with lightning and strong winds are expected over Tarlac, Bataan and Pampanga within the next two hours.   Meanwhile, moderate to heavy rains which may persist from one to wo hours will also be experienced in San Pablo, Laguna; parts of Quezon province (Tiaong, Pagbilao, Lucena); Talisay, Batangas and San Marcelino, Zambales.   "All are advised to take prec...Keep on reading: Pagasa: Parts of Luzon to have moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon 

MWSS to tackle ‘force majeure’ defense of concessionaires on water shortage

      MANILA, Philippines --- TheMetropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) will look into the «force majeure» defense of Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. over the worsening water shor
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MWSS to tackle ‘force majeure’ defense of concessionaires on water shortage

      MANILA, Philippines --- TheMetropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) will look into the «force majeure» defense of Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. over the worsening water shortage hounding Metro Manila, its Chief RegulatorPatrickTy said Tuesday. The two water concessionaires submitted a «notice of force majeure» as a defense to the recent water woes, MWSS Chief RegulatorPatrickLesterTy told the House committees on Metro Manila development public works and highways, and natural resourcesduring its oversight hearing. The notice, "which under the concession agreement, suspends some portions of their service obliga...Keep on reading: MWSS to tackle ‘force majeure’ defense of concessionaires on water shortage

Palace doubts Filipino fishers ‘besieged’ Chinese vessel at Recto Bank

  MANILA, Philippines--- Malacaang now said it doubts China's claim that its vessel was «besieged» by Filipino fishermen after an incident at Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea.   READ: Panelo: Rescue of mariners not o
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Palace doubts Filipino fishers ‘besieged’ Chinese vessel at Recto Bank

  MANILA, Philippines--- Malacaang now said it doubts China's claim that its vessel was «besieged» by Filipino fishermen after an incident at Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea.   READ: Panelo: Rescue of mariners not ordered by UNCLOS if they pose security threat   «First of all, how can that be? [That] they will be besieged, eh nabangga nga eh, nabangga at kumalat na nga, iyong mga Filipino fishermen nakakapit na nga doon sa almost submerged boat. So parang malabo iyong -- baka imagination [nila],» Presidential Spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Tuesday in an interview with CNN Philippines.   Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said a ...Keep on reading: Palace doubts Filipino fishers ‘besieged’ Chinese vessel at Recto Bank

4 dead in police shootouts in Calabarzon

SAN PEDRO CITY ---- Four people were killed in separate shootouts with the police in the Calabarzon region. Reports from the Calabarzon police office showed that two of the incidents happened during buy-bust operations. In Laguna, provincial police chie
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4 dead in police shootouts in Calabarzon

SAN PEDRO CITY ---- Four people were killed in separate shootouts with the police in the Calabarzon region. Reports from the Calabarzon police office showed that two of the incidents happened during buy-bust operations. In Laguna, provincial police chief Col. Eleazar Matta said suspected drug pusher Erick Masalonga, a tricycle driver from Barangay Parian, Calamba City, was killed in a buy-bust around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Matta said Masalonga, 41, sold suspected shabu (crystal meth) to Patrolman Pablo Carag in Barangay Lawa. As police were about to arrest him, Masalonga allegedly drew and fired a .38-caliber gun, forcing the police back-up to shoot him down. In Calatagan, Bat...Keep on reading: 4 dead in police shootouts in Calabarzon

Janno Gibbs, other celebs bemoan water service interruptions

As water service interruptions in Metro Manila and nearby provinces worsen, some celebrities took to social media to bemoan the lack of water in their homes. Actor and singer Janno Gibbs did not hold back when he aired his grievances via Instagram Stories, s
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Janno Gibbs, other celebs bemoan water service interruptions

As water service interruptions in Metro Manila and nearby provinces worsen, some celebrities took to social media to bemoan the lack of water in their homes. Actor and singer Janno Gibbs did not hold back when he aired his grievances via Instagram Stories, saying his family has not had water for almost a week. «Siguro naman may refund water bill namin! Halos isang linggo na kami wala tubig eh. Nagkakaroon lang maybe 2 hrs a day. 2x if [we're] lucky,» Gibbs said via Instagram Stories on June 24. «Laki na talaga ng improvement nitong pu#^!$ bansa natin! Kagabi konting ulan, baha na agad! Ang galing!!!» (Maybe our water bill will have a refund. We have not had water for almost a week...Keep on reading: Janno Gibbs, other celebs bemoan water service interruptions

Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer bags Coach of Year honors again

Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career at the NBA Awards. He guided the Bucks to a 60-22 record in the regular season in his first year with the franchise, leading them to the Eastern Conference fina
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Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer bags Coach of Year honors again

Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career at the NBA Awards. He guided the Bucks to a 60-22 record in the regular season in his first year with the franchise, leading them to the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to eventual NBA champion Toronto. https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1143349593855467520 He got choked up while thanking his wife and kids Monday night. Budenholzer also coached Team Giannis in the All-Star Game last season He earned his first Coach of the Year trophy with Atlanta in 2015. Budenholzer beat out Denver's Mike Malone and Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers....Keep on reading: Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer bags Coach of Year honors again

Angat Dam water level dips, NWRB sees more water allocation reduction

    MANILA, Philippines --- The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) may further reduce the water allocation for Metro Manila should there be no rain to address the decline in Angat Dam's water level.   «Kung wala po talagan
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Angat Dam water level dips, NWRB sees more water allocation reduction

    MANILA, Philippines --- The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) may further reduce the water allocation for Metro Manila should there be no rain to address the decline in Angat Dam's water level.   «Kung wala po talagang ulan na pumapasok, titignan po natin yung alokasyon natin kung kailangan magkaroon ng bagong adjustment para po mapangalagaan natin 'yung suplay hanggang umabot po itong pag-ulan,» NWRB Executive Director Sevillo David said Tuesday over an interview with Radyo INQUIRER.   «Umaasa po tayo na sana ay soonest na. Umuulan po dito sa Metro Manila pero hindi pa po umaabot doon sa Angat Dam,» he added.   Angat Dam's wat...Keep on reading: Angat Dam water level dips, NWRB sees more water allocation reduction

Rudy Gobert named Defensive Player of Year for 2nd straight year

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1143352161482547201 Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. READ: Moved to tears, Rudy Gobert feels disrespect in NBA All-Star snub The 26-year
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Rudy Gobert named Defensive Player of Year for 2nd straight year

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1143352161482547201 Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. READ: Moved to tears, Rudy Gobert feels disrespect in NBA All-Star snub The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee and Paul George of Oklahoma City....Keep on reading: Rudy Gobert named Defensive Player of Year for 2nd straight year

Health secretary faces graft, plunder charges

MANILA, Philippines --- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is facing graft and plunder charges in the Office of the Ombudsman over a lease agreement between a company owned by his family and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). With help from
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Health secretary faces graft, plunder charges

MANILA, Philippines --- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is facing graft and plunder charges in the Office of the Ombudsman over a lease agreement between a company owned by his family and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). With help from the Public Attorney's Office (PAO), the parents of 10 schoolchildren who allegedly died after being given the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in 2016 filed the complaint on Friday, accusing Duque of allowing his family's Educational and Medical Development Corp. (EMDC) to lease three floors of its building in Dagupan City, Pangasinan province, to PhilHealth for the national health insurer's regional office in Ilocos. Duque is ex-offi...Keep on reading: Health secretary faces graft, plunder charges

Minor, 7 others nabbed in drug bust; P2.1 M shabu seized

MANILA, Philippines -- Police arrested eight drug suspects, including a minor and seized an estimated P2.1 million worth of shabu (crystal meth) following an anti-illegal drugs operation in Quezon City Monday night.   Arrested were Mary Jane Marian
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Minor, 7 others nabbed in drug bust; P2.1 M shabu seized

MANILA, Philippines -- Police arrested eight drug suspects, including a minor and seized an estimated P2.1 million worth of shabu (crystal meth) following an anti-illegal drugs operation in Quezon City Monday night.   Arrested were Mary Jane Mariano, 25; Efren Zafra, 27; Teofilo Zafra, 50; Elmer Howit, 32; Vina Baldovina,37; Mercylinda Miron, 38; John Erick Tupaz, 18 and a 17 year-old boy.   Operatives of the Quezon City Police District's Batasan police station - Drug Enforcement Unit apprehended the suspects after a buy-bust operation along Lansones Street in Area A, Barangay Payatas at around 9:30 p.m.   The drug suspects yielded 310 grams of shabu with...Keep on reading: Minor, 7 others nabbed in drug bust; P2.1 M shabu seized

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