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Parents will welcome drug tests for Grade 4 and up, Panelo says

Saying parents of Grade 4 pupils and older school children would welcome mandatory drug testing in schools, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman and chief legal counsel on Thursday expressed support for the proposal that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agenc

PHL smarter, won't fall into China's debt trap, says analyst

«Smarter» and more experienced in managing loans, the Philippines will not go the way of Sri Lanka, which was forced to hand to China one of its ports and several acres of land when it failed to pay its debt, a maritime expert said.
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PHL smarter, won't fall into China's debt trap, says analyst

«Smarter» and more experienced in managing loans, the Philippines will not go the way of Sri Lanka, which was forced to hand to China one of its ports and several acres of land when it failed to pay its debt, a maritime expert said.

Isolated Indian tribe kill American intruder

Some of the world's last tribespeople untouched by modern civilization have killed an American who ventured illegally onto their remote island, Indian police said Wednesday.
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Isolated Indian tribe kill American intruder

Some of the world's last tribespeople untouched by modern civilization have killed an American who ventured illegally onto their remote island, Indian police said Wednesday.

PHL, Japan exchange notes on ¥206B in loans for 2 infra projects

The governments of the Philippines and Japan on Wednesday signed and exchanged two documents on the Japanese government's commitments to provide around ¥206 billion (P95.2 billion) in loans for two infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration.
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PHL, Japan exchange notes on ¥206B in loans for 2 infra projects

The governments of the Philippines and Japan on Wednesday signed and exchanged two documents on the Japanese government's commitments to provide around ¥206 billion (P95.2 billion) in loans for two infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration.

Xinjiang city urges terrorists to turn themselves in within 30 days

Authorities in Hami, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, urged suspects of violence and terrorism and those influenced by the three evil forces of separatism, extremism and terrorism to surrender…READ The post Xinjiang city urges
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Xinjiang city urges terrorists to turn themselves in within 30 days

Authorities in Hami, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, urged suspects of violence and terrorism and those influenced by the three evil forces of separatism, extremism and terrorism to surrender…READ The post Xinjiang city urges terrorists to turn themselves in within 30 days appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Runner called ‘unpatriotic’ for dropping national flag

A marathon runner who dropped a Chinese national flag, which she was forced to take, in the final phase of the competition and subsequently lost was accused of being unpatriotic….READ The post Runner called ‘unpatriotic’ for dropping national flag a
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Runner called ‘unpatriotic’ for dropping national flag

A marathon runner who dropped a Chinese national flag, which she was forced to take, in the final phase of the competition and subsequently lost was accused of being unpatriotic….READ The post Runner called ‘unpatriotic’ for dropping national flag appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

WTO reform ought to take interests of China, developing world under full consideration

Washington is right that the WTO needs reform, but the reform shouldn’t give the green light to US unilateralism. Speaking at a lunch during a WTO conference on Friday, Zhang…READ The post WTO reform ought to take interests of China, developing wo
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WTO reform ought to take interests of China, developing world under full consideration

Washington is right that the WTO needs reform, but the reform shouldn’t give the green light to US unilateralism. Speaking at a lunch during a WTO conference on Friday, Zhang…READ The post WTO reform ought to take interests of China, developing world under full consideration appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Azkals battle defending champ Thailand to draw in Suzuki Cup

The Philippines overcame a second-half deficit to come out with a 1-1 draw against defending champion Thailand in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup on Wednesday.
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Azkals battle defending champ Thailand to draw in Suzuki Cup

The Philippines overcame a second-half deficit to come out with a 1-1 draw against defending champion Thailand in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup on Wednesday.

Flickering traffic lights in Bukidnon go viral with dance music in video

«Hindi pa na-turn over. Sa contractor pa 'yun. Kinaumagahan nalaman na lang namin na 'yun ang ginawa nila. Parang ginawa nilang disco light 'yung traffic light. Walang pasabi,» Alejandro Larosa of the Traffic Center Operations said.
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Flickering traffic lights in Bukidnon go viral with dance music in video

«Hindi pa na-turn over. Sa contractor pa 'yun. Kinaumagahan nalaman na lang namin na 'yun ang ginawa nila. Parang ginawa nilang disco light 'yung traffic light. Walang pasabi,» Alejandro Larosa of the Traffic Center Operations said.

Duterte accepts Xi invitation to visit China in April 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Beijing in April next year for the second edition of China’s key infrastructure forum.
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Duterte accepts Xi invitation to visit China in April 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Beijing in April next year for the second edition of China’s key infrastructure forum.

Surprise road closures due to Xi’s visit cause traffic jams, exhausted commuters

A grandmother and her grandchild were left exhausted from walking while employees were forced to work on a half-day shift due to unannounced road closures during Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to the country.
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Surprise road closures due to Xi’s visit cause traffic jams, exhausted commuters

A grandmother and her grandchild were left exhausted from walking while employees were forced to work on a half-day shift due to unannounced road closures during Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to the country.

Trial to proceed for Coast Guard members in 2013 killing of Taiwanese fisherman

Trial will continue for the eight members of the Philippine Coast Guard accused of killing a Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes in 2013 after a local court rejected their appeal to junk the homicide case against them.
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Trial to proceed for Coast Guard members in 2013 killing of Taiwanese fisherman

Trial will continue for the eight members of the Philippine Coast Guard accused of killing a Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes in 2013 after a local court rejected their appeal to junk the homicide case against them.

Magkapatid na paslit, pinagsasaksak ng kanilang ama; suspek, nagpakamatay

Nasugatan ang dalawang batang magkapatid nang pagsasaksakin sila ng kanilang ama sa kanilang bahay sa Negros Occidental. Ang suspek, hinihinalang may sakit sa pag-iisip at nangungulila sa kaniyang asawa.
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Magkapatid na paslit, pinagsasaksak ng kanilang ama; suspek, nagpakamatay

Nasugatan ang dalawang batang magkapatid nang pagsasaksakin sila ng kanilang ama sa kanilang bahay sa Negros Occidental. Ang suspek, hinihinalang may sakit sa pag-iisip at nangungulila sa kaniyang asawa.

PSG on road closures during Xi visit: It’s the call of PNP, MMDA

The Presidential Security Group (PSG)  said Wednesday the implementation of road closures in Metro Manila that caused traffic jams during the state visit of Chinaese President Xi Jinping was the call of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Metropolit
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PSG on road closures during Xi visit: It’s the call of PNP, MMDA

The Presidential Security Group (PSG)  said Wednesday the implementation of road closures in Metro Manila that caused traffic jams during the state visit of Chinaese President Xi Jinping was the call of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).  

PHL-China joint statement on the 2-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Philippines

The Philippines and China have agreed to bolster economic, maritime, defense, security and energy ties as both nations at odds for several years over territorial disputes vowed to deepen their relations and elevate it to a comprehensive strategic cooperation
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PHL-China joint statement on the 2-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Philippines

The Philippines and China have agreed to bolster economic, maritime, defense, security and energy ties as both nations at odds for several years over territorial disputes vowed to deepen their relations and elevate it to a comprehensive strategic cooperation.  

Ghosn custody extended as crisis deepens at Nissan

The titan of the car industry is being held in a detention center in northern Tokyo in conditions far removed from his flashy lifestyle. “In principle, he will be all alone in a cell,” lawyer Ayano Kanezuka told AFP.  
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Ghosn custody extended as crisis deepens at Nissan

The titan of the car industry is being held in a detention center in northern Tokyo in conditions far removed from his flashy lifestyle. “In principle, he will be all alone in a cell,” lawyer Ayano Kanezuka told AFP.  

Duterte issues EO creating panel vs. money laundering, terror finance

Duterte's Executive Order No. 68 also sought to harmonize the efforts of government agencies and private stakeholders against the said crimes and ensure they were consistent with the National Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism St
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Duterte issues EO creating panel vs. money laundering, terror finance

Duterte's Executive Order No. 68 also sought to harmonize the efforts of government agencies and private stakeholders against the said crimes and ensure they were consistent with the National Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Strategy (NACS).  

PSEi retreats on profit-taking, Wall Street sell-off

Philippine shares snapped a five-day winning streak on Wednesday as the sell-off overnight on Wall Street triggered profit-taking from gains in previous sessions.  
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PSEi retreats on profit-taking, Wall Street sell-off

Philippine shares snapped a five-day winning streak on Wednesday as the sell-off overnight on Wall Street triggered profit-taking from gains in previous sessions.  

Zubiri: Xi pushing for maritime mechanism to resolve South China Sea issues

Chinese President Xi Jinping is pushing for the setting up of a maritime mechanism to resolve issues on the disputed South China Sea which he wants to be called as the “sea of peace, friendship, and cooperation.”  
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Zubiri: Xi pushing for maritime mechanism to resolve South China Sea issues

Chinese President Xi Jinping is pushing for the setting up of a maritime mechanism to resolve issues on the disputed South China Sea which he wants to be called as the “sea of peace, friendship, and cooperation.”  

Judge resets Trillanes trial for revived rebellion case

A Makati judge has reset the continuation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's trial for a revived rebellion case while the lawmaker's appeal against the order for his arrest is pending.
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Judge resets Trillanes trial for revived rebellion case

A Makati judge has reset the continuation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's trial for a revived rebellion case while the lawmaker's appeal against the order for his arrest is pending.

Navy tests new missile system

The Philippine Navy conducted on Wednesday a demonstration of its newly-bought Spike-ER missile system, according to a report on «News To Go.»
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Navy tests new missile system

The Philippine Navy conducted on Wednesday a demonstration of its newly-bought Spike-ER missile system, according to a report on «News To Go.»

Tropical depression ‘Samuel’ heading to Sulu Sea

Tropical Depression «Samuel» is off the southern coast of Antique on Wednesday afternoon and is now heading towards Sulu sea, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In its 2 p.m. update,
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Tropical depression ‘Samuel’ heading to Sulu Sea

Tropical Depression «Samuel» is off the southern coast of Antique on Wednesday afternoon and is now heading towards Sulu sea, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In its 2 p.m. update, the state weather bureau said it last spotted Samuel at 70 kilometers west-southwest of Iloilo City, Iloilo or 120 km southeast of Cuyo, Palawan. It is moving in a west-southwest direction with a speed of 40 kilometers per hour (kph). Pagasa said the tropical depression packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph and gusts up to 70 kph. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1 is still on in 10 provinces in Luzon and the Visayas. In ...Keep on reading: Tropical depression ‘Samuel’ heading to Sulu Sea

Is Goop coming to a TV screen near you?

Is Gwyneth Paltrow planning to bring her Goop brand to TV? The Hollywood-actress-turned-entrepreneur is in talks with Netflix about the possibility of shooting a TV show featuring her luxury lifestyle brand and focusing on wellness, WWD reports. According
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Is Goop coming to a TV screen near you?

Is Gwyneth Paltrow planning to bring her Goop brand to TV? The Hollywood-actress-turned-entrepreneur is in talks with Netflix about the possibility of shooting a TV show featuring her luxury lifestyle brand and focusing on wellness, WWD reports. According to the publication, the potential show could explore «wellness and homeopathic traditions in different cultures,» although a deal has yet to be finalized. The project, should it come to fruition, would be another major milestone for the controversial Goop, which, despite continuing to attract criticism for its product claims, has seen impressive growth over the past few years. Earlier this year, following an influx of $50 m...Keep on reading: Is Goop coming to a TV screen near you?

1 missing, thousands displaced by floods as ‘Samuel’ crossed Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY - A 22-year old man was reported missing as thousands of individuals in Eastern Visayas were affected by Tropical Depression 'Samuel' on Tuesday. The unidentified missing person was swept away after he reportedly crossed a bulging river in Ba
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1 missing, thousands displaced by floods as ‘Samuel’ crossed Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY - A 22-year old man was reported missing as thousands of individuals in Eastern Visayas were affected by Tropical Depression 'Samuel' on Tuesday. The unidentified missing person was swept away after he reportedly crossed a bulging river in Barangay Paysud, Palapag town on Tuesday morning aboard a motorcycle. Reports from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO), headed by Rei Joshua Echano, said the towns of Pambujan, Mapanas, Palapag, Gamay, Lope de Vega, and San Isidro in Leyte province experienced flooding with water levels reaching up to two feet. This affected more than 400 families or over 1,500 individuals, who sought refuge to safer...Keep on reading: 1 missing, thousands displaced by floods as ‘Samuel’ crossed Eastern Visayas

‘Impressive:’ PH Navy flaunts first-ever missile system

ABOARD BRP DAVAO DEL SUR --- After a successful missile test fire in August, the Philippine Navy on Wednesday showed off its new capabilities with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in the audience. It was the first time the Defense chief witnessed the live-
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‘Impressive:’ PH Navy flaunts first-ever missile system

ABOARD BRP DAVAO DEL SUR --- After a successful missile test fire in August, the Philippine Navy on Wednesday showed off its new capabilities with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in the audience. It was the first time the Defense chief witnessed the live-fire capability of the high-end weapons acquired earlier this year, which ushered the missile age in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The demonstration, held at the vicinity of Lamao Point, Bataan, follows the rounds of sea acceptance tests conducted last August. The main target this time was the decommissioned BRP Dionisio Ojeda. The Spike-Extended Range (ER) Missile Launching System and Mini Typhoon Machine Gun Syst...Keep on reading: ‘Impressive:’ PH Navy flaunts first-ever missile system

Diokno on China loans: ‘We don’t mortgage our territories’

    The government will not use any of the country's territory as collateral for loans entered with China, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Wednesday. «There's no such thing as onerous conditions. We were smart. We're not like ot
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Diokno on China loans: ‘We don’t mortgage our territories’

    The government will not use any of the country's territory as collateral for loans entered with China, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Wednesday. «There's no such thing as onerous conditions. We were smart. We're not like other countries,» Diokno said in a press briefing. «We don't mortgage our territories for a loan that is as straightforward as a railway system and as I've said there is a strict and rigorous process (for the projects),» he added. Diokno made the remark in response to IBON Foundation's recent statement, which accused the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte of allegedly arranging questionable deals with China. The group claim...Keep on reading: Diokno on China loans: ‘We don’t mortgage our territories’

Duterte signs EO to adopt strategy vs money laundering, financing terrorism

  President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) adopting a national strategy on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) in the Philippines. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of th
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Duterte signs EO to adopt strategy vs money laundering, financing terrorism

  President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) adopting a national strategy on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) in the Philippines. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of the President, signed EO No. 68 on November 12 but released to the media on Wednesday. The EO stated the government is adopting as a government policy the National Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Strategy (NACS) formulated by the Anti-Money Laundering Council and releveant government agencies. NACS, an "strategic and collective response in the form of action plans to the risks identified, and ga...Keep on reading: Duterte signs EO to adopt strategy vs money laundering, financing terrorism

LOOK: Julius Babao channels ‘inner Gary V’ in jump shot

The jump shot has been a staple for TV personalities Julius Babao andChristine Bersola-Babao whenever they visit a foreign country. During their latest trip to the United Kingdom, Babao upped his jump shot game by imitating some of the moves singer Gary Valen
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LOOK: Julius Babao channels ‘inner Gary V’ in jump shot

The jump shot has been a staple for TV personalities Julius Babao andChristine Bersola-Babao whenever they visit a foreign country. During their latest trip to the United Kingdom, Babao upped his jump shot game by imitating some of the moves singer Gary Valenciano is known for. The couple performed their customary jump shot during their visit to the Stonehenge, a famous prehistoric monument, as seen in the photo he posted on Instagram last Monday, Nov. 19. While Julius «loves» his «bro» Martin Nievera, he chose to channel his «inner» Valenciano this time, whose signature moves include acing a high jump in his performances. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqVBu7eBbZ-/ Christine, ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Julius Babao channels ‘inner Gary V’ in jump shot

Bayan Muna to SC: Resolve 10-yr-old joint exploration deal in WPS

Bayan Muna on Wednesday prodded the Supreme Court to finally rule on its petition to nullify a 2005 joint exploration agreement between the Philippines, China and Vietnam in the West Philippine Sea in the hope of preventing a similar deal with China under th
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Bayan Muna to SC: Resolve 10-yr-old joint exploration deal in WPS

Bayan Muna on Wednesday prodded the Supreme Court to finally rule on its petition to nullify a 2005 joint exploration agreement between the Philippines, China and Vietnam in the West Philippine Sea in the hope of preventing a similar deal with China under the Duterte administration.   The group filed the petition in 2008 asking the High Court to nullify the three-country Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking (JMSU) for allegedly violating the Constitution. Bayan Muna, led by its chair Neri Colmenares, said the JMSU was detrimental to national interest and a similar undertaking by the current government will be a mistake.   "The JMSU treacherously offered 142,886...Keep on reading: Bayan Muna to SC: Resolve 10-yr-old joint exploration deal in WPS

‘Fake homeless’ woman begs on streets, goes home to gov’t-provided apartment

A «fake homeless» woman considered begging on the streets as «work» while she goes home to a -governmentprovided apartment each night. The woman, identified as Emily, was one of the subjects in an upcoming BBC documentary «Fak
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‘Fake homeless’ woman begs on streets, goes home to gov’t-provided apartment

A «fake homeless» woman considered begging on the streets as «work» while she goes home to a -governmentprovided apartment each night. The woman, identified as Emily, was one of the subjects in an upcoming BBC documentary «Fake Homeless: Who's Begging on the Streets?» which tackled the «fake homeless» issue in Britain, as reported by Metro. «It's a job. It was either this or be a hooker. That's the truth. There aren't many options for a person like me,» explained Emily when asked by presenter Ellie Flynn about her current lifestyle. For Emily, she made it a point to turn up at her usual spot in her hometown of Cambridge every day to beg. Meanwhile, «genuine» homeless peop...Keep on reading: ‘Fake homeless’ woman begs on streets, goes home to gov’t-provided apartment

2 suspected drug pushers killed in QC shootout

    Two suspected drug pushers were killed and another one was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay UP Campus in Quezon City Tuesday.   Police identified the slain suspects as Robinry Magtarayo alias «Suka» and J
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2 suspected drug pushers killed in QC shootout

    Two suspected drug pushers were killed and another one was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay UP Campus in Quezon City Tuesday.   Police identified the slain suspects as Robinry Magtarayo alias «Suka» and Jeffrey Rodriguez alias «Jeff.» A third suspect identified as Bernie Maravilla was meanwhile arrested.   A report from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Wednesday said Magtarayo drew a pistol and fired at an undercover agent on sensing that he was caught in a buy-bust.   Rodriguez also opened fire at the police officers and tried to flee but was later collared and was shot by the police officers. Maravilla meanwhile ...Keep on reading: 2 suspected drug pushers killed in QC shootout

Escudero asks Malacañang to make public documents signed during Xi state visit

Senator Francis Escudero on Wednesday asked Malacañang to make public the agreements signed between the Philippines and China.
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Escudero asks Malacañang to make public documents signed during Xi state visit

Senator Francis Escudero on Wednesday asked Malacañang to make public the agreements signed between the Philippines and China.

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