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Lalaki sa Japan, gumastos ng halos P1M para pakasalan ang isang anime pop star na hologram

Isang lalaki sa Japan ang gumastos ng halos P1 milyon para sa kasal at maisakatuparan ang kaniyang pangarap na maging asawa ang sikat na anime pop star na si «Hatsune Miku.»
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Lalaki sa Japan, gumastos ng halos P1M para pakasalan ang isang anime pop star na hologram

Isang lalaki sa Japan ang gumastos ng halos P1 milyon para sa kasal at maisakatuparan ang kaniyang pangarap na maging asawa ang sikat na anime pop star na si «Hatsune Miku.»

Lalaking 'di nakatalik ang kinuhang 'GRO' at nawalan daw ng cellphone, namaril sa bar

Apat katao ang nasawi sa pamamaril na naganap sa loob ng isang videoke bar sa Lal-lo, Cagayan. Ang suspek, kumuha umano ng «GRO» at dinala sa hotel pero hindi pumayag na makipagtalik sa kaniya.
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Lalaking 'di nakatalik ang kinuhang 'GRO' at nawalan daw ng cellphone, namaril sa bar

Apat katao ang nasawi sa pamamaril na naganap sa loob ng isang videoke bar sa Lal-lo, Cagayan. Ang suspek, kumuha umano ng «GRO» at dinala sa hotel pero hindi pumayag na makipagtalik sa kaniya.

CHR: Rape incident involving a police officer impacts PNP's credibility, ability to protect women

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the Philippine National Police to strengthen safeguarding of women's rights and to strongly rebuke any violence against women committed by PNP members.
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CHR: Rape incident involving a police officer impacts PNP's credibility, ability to protect women

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the Philippine National Police to strengthen safeguarding of women's rights and to strongly rebuke any violence against women committed by PNP members.

France fires back at Trump’s lack of ‘common decency’

  PARIS --- France's government has fired back at a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump, suggesting the U.S. president lacked «common decency» by launching his broadside on a day when France was mourning victims of the November 2015 te
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France fires back at Trump’s lack of ‘common decency’

  PARIS --- France's government has fired back at a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump, suggesting the U.S. president lacked «common decency» by launching his broadside on a day when France was mourning victims of the November 2015 terror attacks. Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Wednesday: «We were commemorating the assassination of 130 of our compatriots three years ago in Paris and Saint-Denis, and so I will reply in English: 'Common decency' would have been appropriate.» Nursing grievances from a weekend visit to France, Trump lit into French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday over his suggestion for a European defense force, over French tariffs on U.S...Keep on reading: France fires back at Trump’s lack of ‘common decency’

‘Ang Probinsyano’ gives ‘bad impression’ of cops – PNP chief

The ABS-CBN television series «Ang Probinsyano» gives a bad impression of police officers and promotes the idea of «instant justice,» Director General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said in a press brief
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‘Ang Probinsyano’ gives ‘bad impression’ of cops – PNP chief

The ABS-CBN television series «Ang Probinsyano» gives a bad impression of police officers and promotes the idea of «instant justice,» Director General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said in a press briefing on Wednesday. «Masyadong di na pangkaraniwan and it gives us a bad impression already. It is unfair when you portray yung ganyang mga activity na hindi nangyayari sa organization namin,» he said. [It's too extraordinary and it gives us a bad impression already. It is unfair when you portray an activity that does not happen in our organiztion.] "It's very disturbing para kasing ang nakikita nung mga tao na it's parang instant yung justice, p...Keep on reading: ‘Ang Probinsyano’ gives ‘bad impression’ of cops – PNP chief

PITX will soon have a shuttle service for passengers

The newly-opened Paraaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) will have soon have a shuttle service for its passengers. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Martin Delgra, chair of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said the shu
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PITX will soon have a shuttle service for passengers

The newly-opened Paraaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) will have soon have a shuttle service for its passengers. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Martin Delgra, chair of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said the shuttle service would ferry passengers from PITX to those areas not included in the list of available routes. «PITX has proposed and the LTFRB has accepted the giving of special permits for a shuttle service that will be applied for by a shuttle service operator that is recommended by PITX,» Delgra said. "The special permit will allow the shuttle service operator to take passengers from PITX to those areas that are not frequen...Keep on reading: PITX will soon have a shuttle service for passengers

Jamie Dornan hints at a musical project

LOS ANGELES---Jamie Dornan was pretending to be embarrassed. With a smile, he was turning his back halfway on me. I had just told him that I recently heard again his short version of Paul McCartney's «Maybe I'm Amazed» from the «Fifty Shade
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Jamie Dornan hints at a musical project

LOS ANGELES---Jamie Dornan was pretending to be embarrassed. With a smile, he was turning his back halfway on me. I had just told him that I recently heard again his short version of Paul McCartney's «Maybe I'm Amazed» from the «Fifty Shades Freed» soundtrack. I said he has a good voice.   I also told the actor that I Googled him as a singer and got to watch him croon «Fairytale» in a video back when he had a folk band named Sons of Jim with his friend David Alexander and his acting career hasn't taken off yet.   «Don't make me sing that song now,» he said with a laugh. Wearing a gray wool sweater with sleeves rolled up and dark pants, the Irish actor sat amid t...Keep on reading: Jamie Dornan hints at a musical project

Diego Luna talks about ‘Narcos: Mexico’ and the war on drugs

SINGAPORE---It's been 19 years since the high-profile arrest of Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, the clever drug kingpin behind the formidable Guadalajara Cartel whose despicable criminal activities triggered an aggressive crime-busting campaign that helped expos
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Diego Luna talks about ‘Narcos: Mexico’ and the war on drugs

SINGAPORE---It's been 19 years since the high-profile arrest of Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, the clever drug kingpin behind the formidable Guadalajara Cartel whose despicable criminal activities triggered an aggressive crime-busting campaign that helped expose widespread corruption in Mexico.   In the '80s, El Padrino, as Felix's friends call him, along with his weed-growing and drug-peddling partners, controlled almost all of the drug-trafficking activities in Mexico. But, his cartel's reach and influence were widespread because the «conglomerate» also shipped marijuana and heroin from Colombia's Medellin and Cali Cartels by way of the US-Mexico border.   Diego...Keep on reading: Diego Luna talks about ‘Narcos: Mexico’ and the war on drugs

Wall Street gains on tame inflation data, oil rebound

US stocks were higher on Wednesday, after consumer prices in October rose as expected, adding little pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates swiftly, while a rebound in oil prices lifted energy stocks.
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Wall Street gains on tame inflation data, oil rebound

US stocks were higher on Wednesday, after consumer prices in October rose as expected, adding little pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates swiftly, while a rebound in oil prices lifted energy stocks.

PCCI: Closing El Nido, Coron would not be good for business

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) on Wednesday warned that closing top tourist destinations El Nido and Coron in Palawan would have a negative impact on businesses and jobs.
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PCCI: Closing El Nido, Coron would not be good for business

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) on Wednesday warned that closing top tourist destinations El Nido and Coron in Palawan would have a negative impact on businesses and jobs.

RCBC Bankard, AirAsia tie-up for new credit card

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.'s credit card unit RCBC Bankard and low-cost carrier AirAsia entered into a co-brand partnership for a new credit card.
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RCBC Bankard, AirAsia tie-up for new credit card

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.'s credit card unit RCBC Bankard and low-cost carrier AirAsia entered into a co-brand partnership for a new credit card.

Breaking down the Azkals' solid win against Singapore

The Philippines opened their 2018 Suzuki Cup campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over regional rivals Singapore on a balmy evening in Panaad Stadium in Bacolod.
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Breaking down the Azkals' solid win against Singapore

The Philippines opened their 2018 Suzuki Cup campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over regional rivals Singapore on a balmy evening in Panaad Stadium in Bacolod.

Short-handed Warriors handle Hawks

Jonas Jerebko recorded a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double in place of suspended Draymond Green, helping the Golden State Warriors pull away from the Atlanta Hawks for a 110-103 victory Tuesday night in Oakland, Calif.  
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Short-handed Warriors handle Hawks

Jonas Jerebko recorded a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double in place of suspended Draymond Green, helping the Golden State Warriors pull away from the Atlanta Hawks for a 110-103 victory Tuesday night in Oakland, Calif.  

Ateneo dominates UST, locks top spot in Final Four

Closing out their elimination campaign, the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles dominated the UST Growling Tigers, 102-62, Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
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Ateneo dominates UST, locks top spot in Final Four

Closing out their elimination campaign, the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles dominated the UST Growling Tigers, 102-62, Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

UP whips La Salle, books first UAAP final four ticket in 21 years

The University of the Philippines will be in the final four of the UAAP men's basketball tournament for the first time in 21 years.
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UP whips La Salle, books first UAAP final four ticket in 21 years

The University of the Philippines will be in the final four of the UAAP men's basketball tournament for the first time in 21 years.

Makeshift longganisa casing ‘factory’ raided in Manila

Authorities have raided a filthy and fly-infested area underneath a bridge in Tondo, Manila that is being used as a makeshift «factory» of longganisa casings (intestine lining used to wrap flavored sausage) are prepared.
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Makeshift longganisa casing ‘factory’ raided in Manila

Authorities have raided a filthy and fly-infested area underneath a bridge in Tondo, Manila that is being used as a makeshift «factory» of longganisa casings (intestine lining used to wrap flavored sausage) are prepared.

Duterte skips free trade deal discussions in Singapore

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday did not attend a meeting about the planned free trade deal between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and some countries in the Asia Pacific rim.
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Duterte skips free trade deal discussions in Singapore

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday did not attend a meeting about the planned free trade deal between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and some countries in the Asia Pacific rim.

Benefits under expanded maternity leave bill to be taxed

The joint panel of the Senate and House of Representatives has removed the provision exempting maternity leave benefits from income tax in the proposed 105-day expanded maternity leave law following objection from economic managers.
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Benefits under expanded maternity leave bill to be taxed

The joint panel of the Senate and House of Representatives has removed the provision exempting maternity leave benefits from income tax in the proposed 105-day expanded maternity leave law following objection from economic managers.

Gabriela: Speaking out about sexual assault encourages others to come forward

Women's rights group Gabriela on Wednesday commended Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago for talking about her experience of sexual assault, saying that it will encourage others to speak out against those who hurt them as well.
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Gabriela: Speaking out about sexual assault encourages others to come forward

Women's rights group Gabriela on Wednesday commended Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago for talking about her experience of sexual assault, saying that it will encourage others to speak out against those who hurt them as well.

Ex-VP Binay thinks Imelda, 89, won’t see jail time

Former vice president Jejomar Binay thinks jail time may no longer catch up with former first lady and incumbent Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos, who  has recently been convicted of graft by the Sandiganbayan.
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Ex-VP Binay thinks Imelda, 89, won’t see jail time

Former vice president Jejomar Binay thinks jail time may no longer catch up with former first lady and incumbent Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos, who  has recently been convicted of graft by the Sandiganbayan.

ASEAN, China expect to review sea code in 2019

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China expect an initial review of the draft negotiating text for the code of conduct covering the disputed South China Sea to happen next year.
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ASEAN, China expect to review sea code in 2019

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China expect an initial review of the draft negotiating text for the code of conduct covering the disputed South China Sea to happen next year.

Tatlong magkakapatid na magkakapareho ang kapansanan

Dahil sa kanilang kapansanan mula sa pagkabata na hindi makagalaw at makalakad, sa kanilang munting tahanan na umikot ang mundo ng tatlong magkakapatid sa Miag-ao, Iloilo.
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Tatlong magkakapatid na magkakapareho ang kapansanan

Dahil sa kanilang kapansanan mula sa pagkabata na hindi makagalaw at makalakad, sa kanilang munting tahanan na umikot ang mundo ng tatlong magkakapatid sa Miag-ao, Iloilo.

Senate approves tax amnesty bill on 2nd reading

The Senate has approved on second reading a measure seeking a general tax amnesty for all unpaid internal revenue taxes due for taxable year 2017 and prior years.
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Senate approves tax amnesty bill on 2nd reading

The Senate has approved on second reading a measure seeking a general tax amnesty for all unpaid internal revenue taxes due for taxable year 2017 and prior years.

Violence against Rohingya ‘without excuse’, Pence tells Suu Kyi

SINGAPORE: The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was “without excuse”, US Vice President Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in stinging comments on a…READ The post Violence against Rohingya ‘witho
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Violence against Rohingya ‘without excuse’, Pence tells Suu Kyi

SINGAPORE: The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was “without excuse”, US Vice President Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in stinging comments on a…READ The post Violence against Rohingya ‘without excuse’, Pence tells Suu Kyi appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’

SINGAPORE: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from US Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government’s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. In a…READ The post Pence says Myanmar’s handling of R
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Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’

SINGAPORE: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from US Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government’s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. In a…READ The post Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Sandiganbayan ex-Abra mayor’s bid to junk charges over funds misuse

The Sandiganbayan has denied the bid of the former mayor of Licuaan-Baay, Abra to dismiss his criminal case over the alleged illegal use of public funds for the rehabilitation of the municipal hall.
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Sandiganbayan ex-Abra mayor’s bid to junk charges over funds misuse

The Sandiganbayan has denied the bid of the former mayor of Licuaan-Baay, Abra to dismiss his criminal case over the alleged illegal use of public funds for the rehabilitation of the municipal hall.

Binay backs Trillanes in amnesty issue: Talagang sobra-sobra na ‘yan

Former vice president Jejomar Binay on Wednesday appeared to back Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a fierce critic of his, in the former mutineer's legal fight after the revocation of his amnesty.
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Binay backs Trillanes in amnesty issue: Talagang sobra-sobra na ‘yan

Former vice president Jejomar Binay on Wednesday appeared to back Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a fierce critic of his, in the former mutineer's legal fight after the revocation of his amnesty.

Banks shun BSP’s anti-inflation auction on rate hike prospects

Financial institutions shied away from the central bank's short term borrowing windowon Wednesday amid divided market opinion on whether regulators would raise interest rates when the policy making Monetary Board meets to decide on interest rateson Thursday.
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Banks shun BSP’s anti-inflation auction on rate hike prospects

Financial institutions shied away from the central bank's short term borrowing windowon Wednesday amid divided market opinion on whether regulators would raise interest rates when the policy making Monetary Board meets to decide on interest rateson Thursday. Given the uncertainty on whether the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) would implement another round of policy tightening amid indications of plateauing inflation, banks submitted fewer bids during the weekly auction for short term deposit instruments. On Wednesday, financial institutions pushed interest rates higher on the seven-, 14- and 28-day instruments amid weak demand for all three tenors. The total volume for the entire ...Keep on reading: Banks shun BSP’s anti-inflation auction on rate hike prospects

China tech factory conditions fuel suicides: study

BEIJING, China ---Difficult working conditions including punishment for minor offenses and high staff turnover in Chinese factories that feed the global electronics supply chain contribute to employee suicides, a study published on Wednesday said. The stud
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China tech factory conditions fuel suicides: study

BEIJING, China ---Difficult working conditions including punishment for minor offenses and high staff turnover in Chinese factories that feed the global electronics supply chain contribute to employee suicides, a study published on Wednesday said. The study by the Hong Kong-based Economic Rights Institute, which supports fair economic development, and labour rights group Electronics Watch looked at 167 cases of attempted or completed suicide as well as public displays of suicidal intent in China since at least 2010. The study found that factors contributing to such cases included supervisors ignoring employee stress, punishment for minor workplace offenses, denial of bonuses pr...Keep on reading: China tech factory conditions fuel suicides: study

WATCH: Woman blows up wedding dress to celebrate her divorce

One woman in Texas held a party after her divorce was finalized. And what was the grand finale she chose to end her celebration? Blowing up her wedding dress. Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler gathered her family and friends for the celebration held at her fathe
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WATCH: Woman blows up wedding dress to celebrate her divorce

One woman in Texas held a party after her divorce was finalized. And what was the grand finale she chose to end her celebration? Blowing up her wedding dress. Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler gathered her family and friends for the celebration held at her father's farm on Saturday night, Nov. 10. This comes after she finally got divorced from her husband of 14 years. Santleben-Stiteler's sister, Carla, shared a video on her Facebook showing how the dress was blown up, with partygoers heard cheering https://www.facebook.com/csantleben/videos/pcb.10156691070211083/10156691064641083/?type=3&theater «I wanted to remove all things from our marriage from our house,» Santleben-Stitel...Keep on reading: WATCH: Woman blows up wedding dress to celebrate her divorce

4 drugs suspects nabbed in Quezon City buy-bust operation

Four drug suspects were arrested on Tuesday night during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Paesa, Quezon City.   The Quezon City Police District identified the suspects as Jocelyn Verzosa, 46; Zenaida Verzosa , 44; Carolina Delos Reyes, 51; and Rene Bo
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4 drugs suspects nabbed in Quezon City buy-bust operation

Four drug suspects were arrested on Tuesday night during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Paesa, Quezon City.   The Quezon City Police District identified the suspects as Jocelyn Verzosa, 46; Zenaida Verzosa , 44; Carolina Delos Reyes, 51; and Rene Boy Brutas, 31, all residents of Brgy. Baesa in Quezon City.   The operation took place around 9 p.m. Tuesday in Sitio Pajo in Brgy. Baesa, according to the police report.   Police said they have seized five sachets of suspected shabu worth P6,000 from the suspects, alongside a weighing scale and P500 marked money used in the bust.   Police said the four suspects are currently detained at the Masambong ...Keep on reading: 4 drugs suspects nabbed in Quezon City buy-bust operation

Harden, Rockets power past Nuggets

DENVER --- James Harden turned a slow start into a powerful finish. Harden scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and the Houston Rockets pulled away to beat Denver 109-99 on Tuesday night, sending the Nuggets to a fourth straight loss. Harden al
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Harden, Rockets power past Nuggets

DENVER --- James Harden turned a slow start into a powerful finish. Harden scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and the Houston Rockets pulled away to beat Denver 109-99 on Tuesday night, sending the Nuggets to a fourth straight loss. Harden also had 11 assists, with several going to Clint Capela, who led the Rockets with 24 points, including a series of dunks. «I just take what the defense gives me,» Harden said. «I trusted the guys to make the right passes. Our bigs did a great job of finding those passing pockets. It requires patience, especially as a playmaker. »It's going to take time, but we're getting there. If we keep guarding and defending at a high leve...Keep on reading: Harden, Rockets power past Nuggets

Vice mayor ng Balaoan, La Union vice at kaniyang tauhan, patay sa ambush

Patay ang bise alkalde ng Balaoan, La Union at isa niyang tauhan matapos silang tambangan nitong Miyerkules. Ang anak niyang alkalde,  nakaligtas.
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Vice mayor ng Balaoan, La Union vice at kaniyang tauhan, patay sa ambush

Patay ang bise alkalde ng Balaoan, La Union at isa niyang tauhan matapos silang tambangan nitong Miyerkules. Ang anak niyang alkalde,  nakaligtas.

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