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Sino ang Pinoy na isa sa mga nagdisenyo ng sikat na Petronas Twin Towers ng Malaysia

Kilala bilang pinakamataas na twin towers sa buong mundo ang Petronas Towers na matatagpuan sa Malaysia. Ngunit alam ba ninto na isa sa mga naging designer nito ay Pilipino?

Saudi crown prince backs India’s fight against terrorism

NEW DELHI --- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday offered intelligence sharing and other cooperation with India in fighting extremism and terrorism, as New Delhi tackled rising tensions with Pakistan following a suicide bombing last week on In
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Saudi crown prince backs India’s fight against terrorism

NEW DELHI --- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday offered intelligence sharing and other cooperation with India in fighting extremism and terrorism, as New Delhi tackled rising tensions with Pakistan following a suicide bombing last week on Indian paramilitary soldiers in disputed Kashmir. The crown prince, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi by his side, told reporters that he «shared India's concern on terrorism.» He did not make any reference to Pakistan, but said his visit to India will improve centuries-old ties between the countries, which he said are «in our DNA.» Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish Pakistan for the suicide at...Keep on reading: Saudi crown prince backs India’s fight against terrorism

Could Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette inherit his millions?

Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette was already the most famous cat in fashion. Now the white fluffy Birman cat that the late fashion designer doted on could be about to become the richest feline on the planet. The pampered eight-year-old puss has enjoye
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Could Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette inherit his millions?

Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette was already the most famous cat in fashion. Now the white fluffy Birman cat that the late fashion designer doted on could be about to become the richest feline on the planet. The pampered eight-year-old puss has enjoyed a jet-set lifestyle eating off silver platters since Lagerfeld «kidnapped» her in 2011 from his young friend male model Baptiste Giabiconi. Long before his death on Tuesday, Lagerfeld said he had made sure that she would go on living in the style that she had become accustomed to, with her own personal bodyguard and two maids. «Choupette is a rich girl,» he once told French television, hinting that had written her into his wi...Keep on reading: Could Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette inherit his millions?

National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa dies at 88

MANILA, Philippines --- National Artist for Architecture Francisco «Bobby» Maosa has passed away at age 88. The news was announced by his son Gelo Maosa in a Facebook post on Wednesday. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157747021341756&a
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National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa dies at 88

MANILA, Philippines --- National Artist for Architecture Francisco «Bobby» Maosa has passed away at age 88. The news was announced by his son Gelo Maosa in a Facebook post on Wednesday. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157747021341756&set=a.10150353042966756&type=3&theater&_rdc=1&_rdr Among his notable works as an architect were the Coconut Palace, EDSA Shrine, the Davao Pearl Farm, and Amanpulo resorts. /kga...Keep on reading: National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa dies at 88

UAAP volleyball: UP Lady Maroons beat FEU Lady Tamaraws for 1st time in 5 years

MANILA, Philippines---University of the Philippines ended a five-year curse after upending Far Eastern University for the first time in five years, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The last time the Lady Maro
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UAAP volleyball: UP Lady Maroons beat FEU Lady Tamaraws for 1st time in 5 years

MANILA, Philippines---University of the Philippines ended a five-year curse after upending Far Eastern University for the first time in five years, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The last time the Lady Maroons won against the Lady Tamaraws was on Feb. 9, 2014 when Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, and Pia Gaiser were still on the team....Keep on reading: UAAP volleyball: UP Lady Maroons beat FEU Lady Tamaraws for 1st time in 5 years

Former top Chinese general sentenced to life for corruption

  BEIJING --- A former top Chinese general has been given a life sentence for taking and distributing bribes and possessing a large amount of property whose origins he could not account for. Fang Fenghui, former chief of the People's Liberation Arm
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Former top Chinese general sentenced to life for corruption

  BEIJING --- A former top Chinese general has been given a life sentence for taking and distributing bribes and possessing a large amount of property whose origins he could not account for. Fang Fenghui, former chief of the People's Liberation Army's joint staff department, is the latest military figure to fall in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on graft and waste at all levels of the government and military. Fang was expelled from the Communist Party and stripped of his rank in October ahead of his court-martial, more than a year after dropping out of view. A brief report Wednesday by the official Xinhua News Agency gave no details of the accusations against him. S...Keep on reading: Former top Chinese general sentenced to life for corruption

Duterte to Indonesia, Malaysia: ‘Let’s bond together’ in fight vs piracy

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged Indonesia and Malaysia to join forces with the Philippines in combating crime on the high seas, amid the continued kidnappings by Abu Sayyaf bandits….READ The post Duterte to Indonesia, Malaysia: ‘LetR
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Duterte to Indonesia, Malaysia: ‘Let’s bond together’ in fight vs piracy

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged Indonesia and Malaysia to join forces with the Philippines in combating crime on the high seas, amid the continued kidnappings by Abu Sayyaf bandits….READ The post Duterte to Indonesia, Malaysia: ‘Let’s bond together’ in fight vs piracy appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Pope Francis taps Cardinal Tagle to speak at first Vatican summit on sex abuse

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle will be among the cardinals to speak at the first Vatican summit on sex abuse by the clergy, a news website reported. LifeSiteNews said that…READ The post Pope Francis taps Cardinal Tagle to speak at first Vatican su
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Pope Francis taps Cardinal Tagle to speak at first Vatican summit on sex abuse

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle will be among the cardinals to speak at the first Vatican summit on sex abuse by the clergy, a news website reported. LifeSiteNews said that…READ The post Pope Francis taps Cardinal Tagle to speak at first Vatican summit on sex abuse appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte orders NDF consultant to be allowed entry into PH, mulls reopening talks

NATIONAL Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Fidel Agcaoili will be allowed to enter the country if he comes back, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday, as he considered…READ The post Duterte orders NDF consultant to be allowed en
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Duterte orders NDF consultant to be allowed entry into PH, mulls reopening talks

NATIONAL Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Fidel Agcaoili will be allowed to enter the country if he comes back, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday, as he considered…READ The post Duterte orders NDF consultant to be allowed entry into PH, mulls reopening talks appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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‘LizQuen’ always fighting like cat and dog on set, says Direk Jadaone

  Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, collectively known as «LizQuen,» would fight like cat and dog on the set of the romantic drama «Alone/Together,» according to director Antoinette Jadaone.   «We actually find th
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‘LizQuen’ always fighting like cat and dog on set, says Direk Jadaone

  Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, collectively known as «LizQuen,» would fight like cat and dog on the set of the romantic drama «Alone/Together,» according to director Antoinette Jadaone.   «We actually find this funny rather than disturbing. We like that they're quarrelling over small stuff, like when one of Liza's hands got injured and Quen (Enrique's nickname) accidentally squeezed it,» Antoinette told the Inquirer. «They would often patch things up on their own. We think it's kind of cute.»   Antoinette said she would love to collaborate with them again because «they're good.» She claimed: "What I realized while working with them was that actors will...Keep on reading: ‘LizQuen’ always fighting like cat and dog on set, says Direk Jadaone

ACT hits DepEd over campaign period guidelines

MANILA, Philippines --- The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) scored the Department of Education (DepEd) for failing to «fully disclose» guidelines on the conduct of public employees during the campaign season for the May 2019 elections. In
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ACT hits DepEd over campaign period guidelines

MANILA, Philippines --- The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) scored the Department of Education (DepEd) for failing to «fully disclose» guidelines on the conduct of public employees during the campaign season for the May 2019 elections. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the ACT said it was concerned over a DepEd order that it described as «overly restrictive.» Department Order NO. 48, series of 2018, the group said, «detailed prohibitions regarding electioneering and partisan activities of teaching and non-teaching personnel.» But it «failed to elaborate on allowable political expressions as accorded by other laws and policies.» "DepEd's failure to fully disclose provisi...Keep on reading: ACT hits DepEd over campaign period guidelines

Karla: No truth to ‘KathNiel’ breakup rumors

  «For the record, walang ganyan. Don't mind the people who think otherwise,» Karla Estrada said, addressing rumors that her son Daniel Padilla has broken up with his girlfriend and onscreen partner, Kathryn Bernardo.   The actr
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Karla: No truth to ‘KathNiel’ breakup rumors

  «For the record, walang ganyan. Don't mind the people who think otherwise,» Karla Estrada said, addressing rumors that her son Daniel Padilla has broken up with his girlfriend and onscreen partner, Kathryn Bernardo.   The actress-television host likewise clarified that Daniel has been staying in Nueva Ecija to give his «full support» to the congressional bid of his father, Rommel Padilla, in the said province---not to clear his mind from his supposed rift with Kathryn. (Their love team is popularly known as 'KathNiel.')   "[In fact] Daniel asked permission from his bosses at ABS-CBN to take a month---the whole of February---off, so he could relax ... g...Keep on reading: Karla: No truth to ‘KathNiel’ breakup rumors

Why playing the new MacGyver a ‘badge of honor’ for Lucas Till

  Lucas Till may only be 28, but he has a body of work that boasts collaborations with exciting celebrities who are as well-liked as the iconic character he portrays in the «MacGyver» reboot, which is set to wrap up its third season in Mar
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Why playing the new MacGyver a ‘badge of honor’ for Lucas Till

  Lucas Till may only be 28, but he has a body of work that boasts collaborations with exciting celebrities who are as well-liked as the iconic character he portrays in the «MacGyver» reboot, which is set to wrap up its third season in March.   The first time Lucas was asked to do the show, he knew he had big shoes to fill. «I couldn't really assess how I was faring the whole year we were shooting the first season, because we had 80-hour, 90-hour weeks,» he told us in an interview. «I couldn't see what was going on, which was good, in a way, because there was so much pressure in it.   »Every interview I did, they'd ask me if I were up to the task of fill...Keep on reading: Why playing the new MacGyver a ‘badge of honor’ for Lucas Till

Tariffication to start March 5, DoF clarifies

The newly-signed Rice Tariffication Act will take effect March 5 instead of the previously announced March 3, the Finance department clarified on Tuesday. “It’s March 5. That would be 15…READ The post Tariffication to start March 5, DoF clarifies ap
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Tariffication to start March 5, DoF clarifies

The newly-signed Rice Tariffication Act will take effect March 5 instead of the previously announced March 3, the Finance department clarified on Tuesday. “It’s March 5. That would be 15…READ The post Tariffication to start March 5, DoF clarifies appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Public warned against mishandling PH currency

Improper handling of Philippine currency is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment based on a Marcos-era proclamation, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) warned on Tuesday. Presidential Decree 247, issued…READ The post Public warned against mishand
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Public warned against mishandling PH currency

Improper handling of Philippine currency is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment based on a Marcos-era proclamation, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) warned on Tuesday. Presidential Decree 247, issued…READ The post Public warned against mishandling PH currency appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Regulator tells Meralco to use unclaimed refunds

Unclaimed Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) refunds should be utilized by the distribution utility to lower power rates, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced on Tuesday. Meralco was given 30 days…READ The post Regulator tells Meralco to use uncl
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Regulator tells Meralco to use unclaimed refunds

Unclaimed Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) refunds should be utilized by the distribution utility to lower power rates, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced on Tuesday. Meralco was given 30 days…READ The post Regulator tells Meralco to use unclaimed refunds appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

  SACRAMENTO, California --- California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Mond
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16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

  SACRAMENTO, California --- California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution. «President Trump treats the rule of law with utter contempt,» Becerra said. «He knows there is no border crisis, he knows his emergency declaration is unwarranted, and he admits that he will likely lose this case in court.» Joining California in filing the lawsuit are the attorneys general of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illi...Keep on reading: 16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

Duterte veto of coco levy bill to exclude farmers from fund control, says group

LUCENA CITY -- National farmers group Kilusan Para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo at Katarungang Panlipunan (Katarungan) likened the controversial veto of President Duterte on the proposed coconut levy fund bill to a «tokhang» operation in the gove
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Duterte veto of coco levy bill to exclude farmers from fund control, says group

LUCENA CITY -- National farmers group Kilusan Para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo at Katarungang Panlipunan (Katarungan) likened the controversial veto of President Duterte on the proposed coconut levy fund bill to a «tokhang» operation in the government bloody drug war. «His (Duterte's) veto was like the police 'tokhang' operation. It was a swift and deadly move to exclude the farmer's majority representatives from the council that was originally tasked to decide the disposition of the coco levy fund,» Jansept Geronimo, spokesperson of Katarungan, said in an interview on Tuesday. He said the president does «not really want to include farmers from the management of the fund.» "Hi...Keep on reading: Duterte veto of coco levy bill to exclude farmers from fund control, says group

China sci-fi blockbuster blasts off at the box office

SHANGHAI -- China's first space-age blockbuster is on a trajectory to become the country's highest-grossing movie ever and is being held up as evidence that big-budget home-grown films can now hold their own with Hollywood on pure spectacle. «The Wan
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China sci-fi blockbuster blasts off at the box office

SHANGHAI -- China's first space-age blockbuster is on a trajectory to become the country's highest-grossing movie ever and is being held up as evidence that big-budget home-grown films can now hold their own with Hollywood on pure spectacle. «The Wandering Earth» has made more than 3.9 billion yuan ($576 million) in domestic box office as of Tuesday morning, putting it on course to eclipse the 5.7 billion yuan earned in 2017 by current champion, «Wolf Warrior 2». Based on a novel by Chinese science fiction writer Liu Cixin, the film tells the story -- through the eyes of Chinese protagonists -- of a project to move the earth away from a dying sun using giant fusion-powered engi...Keep on reading: China sci-fi blockbuster blasts off at the box office

Cardi B says Jussie Smollett ‘f*cked up Black History Month’ if staged attack reports are true

Cardi B is weighing in on the Jussie Smollett case, which continues to be under investigation after the «Empire» actor alleged that he was a victim of a hate-crime attack in Chicago last January. The rapper expressed her frustration at the
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Cardi B says Jussie Smollett ‘f*cked up Black History Month’ if staged attack reports are true

Cardi B is weighing in on the Jussie Smollett case, which continues to be under investigation after the «Empire» actor alleged that he was a victim of a hate-crime attack in Chicago last January. The rapper expressed her frustration at the case on Instagram Live Monday, Feb. 18. She said she wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but that she was «disappointed» if he had lied. «I'm really disappointed in him, bro. I feel like he f*cked up Black History Month, bro,» she said. «I'm not gonna say, yet. Until he say it out his mouth that it was fake and the sh*t was staged.» "I don't want to completely blame him, because somebody I was talking to they said police in Chicago ar...Keep on reading: Cardi B says Jussie Smollett ‘f*cked up Black History Month’ if staged attack reports are true

Macalintal to Jinggoy: Thieves can’t be lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines --- Thieves cannot be lawmakers. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Romulo Macalintal clarified on Tuesday that he was not discounting the ability of movie actors to become capable lawmakers, but what he was saying was that those who hav
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Macalintal to Jinggoy: Thieves can’t be lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines --- Thieves cannot be lawmakers. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Romulo Macalintal clarified on Tuesday that he was not discounting the ability of movie actors to become capable lawmakers, but what he was saying was that those who have stolen from public coffers do not have the right to run for public office. «Mr. Jinggoy, hindi ko tinatawaran ang kakayahan ng mga artista. Iginagalang ko iyan [...] Ang aking sinasabi ay hindi karapat-dapat tumakbo sa Senado o manungkulan sa anumang departmento ng pamahalaan ang isang magnanakaw,» the election lawyer said in a statement. (Mr. Jinggoy, I am not belittling the ability of movie actors. I respect that. What I am...Keep on reading: Macalintal to Jinggoy: Thieves can’t be lawmakers

LOOK: Rufa Mae Quinto marks 2nd birthday of daughter Alexandria

Actress and doting mom Rufa Mae Quinto excitedly marked the birthday of daughter Alexandria. Alexandria turned 2 years old on Feb. 17, a milestone that saw her and Quinto celebrating with a fun dip in the pool, multiple tries in blowing her cakes' candles, a
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LOOK: Rufa Mae Quinto marks 2nd birthday of daughter Alexandria

Actress and doting mom Rufa Mae Quinto excitedly marked the birthday of daughter Alexandria. Alexandria turned 2 years old on Feb. 17, a milestone that saw her and Quinto celebrating with a fun dip in the pool, multiple tries in blowing her cakes' candles, and a Jollibee party. Quinto shared via Instagram a photo of her and Alexandria twinning on the day of her birthday. In the picture, the two can be seen wearing matching blue one-piece swimsuits. «Swimming kami @alexandriamagallanes on her birthday,» she said. «Matchy matchy.» https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt99RBNl8jd/ Quinto's husband, Filipino-American Trevor Magallanes, who is based in the United States, was not around for Alex...Keep on reading: LOOK: Rufa Mae Quinto marks 2nd birthday of daughter Alexandria

Israel’s first lunar mission to launch this week

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel is to launch its first moon mission this week, sending an unmanned spacecraft to collect data to be shared with NASA, organizers said Monday. The 585-kilogram (1,290-pound) Beresheet (Genesis) spacecraft is to lift off atop a Fal
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Israel’s first lunar mission to launch this week

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel is to launch its first moon mission this week, sending an unmanned spacecraft to collect data to be shared with NASA, organizers said Monday. The 585-kilogram (1,290-pound) Beresheet (Genesis) spacecraft is to lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at around 0145 GMT on Friday. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and technology NGO SpaceIL announced the date at a press conference. Mission control will be in Yehud, near Tel Aviv. «We are entering history and are proud to belong to a group that has dreamed and fulfilled the vision shared by many countries in the world but that so far only three of them have accomplished,» Spac...Keep on reading: Israel’s first lunar mission to launch this week

Sunshine Cruz urges chef to apologize to other victims

MANILA, Philippines --- Actress Sunshine Cruz has urged the chef who sent her lewd messages to apologize to his supposed other victims.   «This Lorence Anthony Diola Guardian needs to issue a public apology to his other victims too. Sana yun
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Sunshine Cruz urges chef to apologize to other victims

MANILA, Philippines --- Actress Sunshine Cruz has urged the chef who sent her lewd messages to apologize to his supposed other victims.   «This Lorence Anthony Diola Guardian needs to issue a public apology to his other victims too. Sana yung sincere na statement at hindi yung napipilitan lang pareho ng ginawa nya samin ng anak ko,» Cruz wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.   https://www.facebook.com/sunshinebcruz/posts/10216941101895690   In a separate post, the actress posted screenshots of other women saying they also received inappropriate messages from Guardian. Some also thanked Cruz for standing up against the chef.   https://www.face...Keep on reading: Sunshine Cruz urges chef to apologize to other victims

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France --- Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out «Star Wars» fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lig
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In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France --- Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out «Star Wars» fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, granting the iconic weapon from George Lucas' saga the same status as the foil, epee and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics. Of course, the LED-lit, rigid polycarbonate lightsaber replicas can't slice a Sith lord in half. But they look and, with the more expensive sabers equipped with a chip in their hilt that emits a throaty electric rumble, even sound remarkably like the silver scr...Keep on reading: In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

‘Amihan’ to bring isolated light rain to parts of PH

MANILA, Philippines -- The northeast monsoon (amihan) is expected to bring cloudy skies and isolated light rain to parts of the country on Tuesday, the weather bureau said.   The Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region, Cagayan, Isabela
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‘Amihan’ to bring isolated light rain to parts of PH

MANILA, Philippines -- The northeast monsoon (amihan) is expected to bring cloudy skies and isolated light rain to parts of the country on Tuesday, the weather bureau said.   The Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora and Quezon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.   Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).   Eastern sections of the Visayas and Mindanao will experience moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough coastal waters. &nb...Keep on reading: ‘Amihan’ to bring isolated light rain to parts of PH

P120,000 worth of marijuana seized in Valenzuela buy-bust

MANILA, Philippines --- Around P120,000 worth of suspected dried marijuana leaves were seized by the police in a buy-bust operation in Valenzuela City on Tuesday.   Members of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit of the Valenzuela City Police Station
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P120,000 worth of marijuana seized in Valenzuela buy-bust

MANILA, Philippines --- Around P120,000 worth of suspected dried marijuana leaves were seized by the police in a buy-bust operation in Valenzuela City on Tuesday.   Members of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit of the Valenzuela City Police Station, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, launched the operation at about 1 a.m. along 7th Street in Fortune Village 5, Barangay Parada.   The police reported that an undercover officer bought from Johnedel Geronimo P500 worth of marijuana inside a red Toyota Innova. After getting the marijuana, the policeman signaled to other policemen, who arrested the suspect and recovered from him P2,000 cash. ...Keep on reading: P120,000 worth of marijuana seized in Valenzuela buy-bust

Why the sudden urge to explain Ressa arrest? lawmakers ask PCOO

Two lawmakers on Monday questioned why the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), after ignoring international criticism of the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, suddenly felt the need to tour Europe to explain the state of
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Why the sudden urge to explain Ressa arrest? lawmakers ask PCOO

Two lawmakers on Monday questioned why the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), after ignoring international criticism of the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, suddenly felt the need to tour Europe to explain the state of press freedom in the Philippines. Reports said the PCOO would hold a «press freedom caravan» to discuss issues concerning the press in the Philippines, including the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa last week on a cyberlibel charge. Malacaang has denied that it had a hand in Ressa's arrest, saying it was a result of a citizen being unhappy with a story that Rappler posted. "Why is the government suddenly interested in c...Keep on reading: Why the sudden urge to explain Ressa arrest? lawmakers ask PCOO

Support PH women who defend human rights, says UN rapporteur

The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders has cited Sen. Leila de Lima, former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as among the prominent women leaders in the Philippines whose voices are being silenced i
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Support PH women who defend human rights, says UN rapporteur

The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders has cited Sen. Leila de Lima, former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as among the prominent women leaders in the Philippines whose voices are being silenced in a government crackdown on dissent. In his report to the Human Rights Council's 40th session to be held later this month, Special Rapporteur Michel Forst called for more support and protection for women who defend human rights, saying women have played a key role in the furtherance of human rights. But they also continue to face systemic discrimination, marginalization, and repression, Forst said in his report. The repor...Keep on reading: Support PH women who defend human rights, says UN rapporteur

PH move to delist cases of disappearances assailed

The government's move to have the United Nations delist more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances in the Philippines, mostly attributed to government forces, is tantamount to an outright whitewashing of these crimes, a human rights group
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PH move to delist cases of disappearances assailed

The government's move to have the United Nations delist more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances in the Philippines, mostly attributed to government forces, is tantamount to an outright whitewashing of these crimes, a human rights group said on Monday. Victims still missing In a statement, Karapatan urged the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) to reject the Philippine government's move, which began to be carried out last week by senior Philippine officials led by Undersecretary Severo Catura of the Presidential Human Rights Committee. "The victims have been abducted and are still missing, and yet the government even wan...Keep on reading: PH move to delist cases of disappearances assailed

Trudeau’s top adviser resigns while denying wrongdoing

TORONTO --- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigned Monday while denying allegations that he pressured Canada's former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering company. Principal Secretary has been Trudeau's closest a
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Trudeau’s top adviser resigns while denying wrongdoing

TORONTO --- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigned Monday while denying allegations that he pressured Canada's former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering company. Principal Secretary has been Trudeau's closest adviser and best friend since university, and his resignation over the widening scandal was a significant blow to the prime minister, who is facing an election this year. Butts issued a statement denying that anyone in Trudeau's office pressured then Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould. «I categorically deny the accusation that I or anyone else in his office pressured Ms. Wilson-Raybould,» Butts said. "But the fact is t...Keep on reading: Trudeau’s top adviser resigns while denying wrongdoing

Sara Duterte rides big bike from Ilocos Norte to Isabela for HNP

LAOAG CITY, Philippines --- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio rode her big bike on Tuesday morning en route to Hugpong ng Pagbabago's (HNP) next campaign rally in Santiago City, Isabela, from this city.   Duterte-Carpio, HNP's founder and campai
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Sara Duterte rides big bike from Ilocos Norte to Isabela for HNP

LAOAG CITY, Philippines --- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio rode her big bike on Tuesday morning en route to Hugpong ng Pagbabago's (HNP) next campaign rally in Santiago City, Isabela, from this city.   Duterte-Carpio, HNP's founder and campaign manager, rode her Yamaha XSR900 which she named «Ella» in her trip.   The province of Isabela is more than 400 kilometers away from the capital city of Ilocos Norte.   The presidential daughter was accompanied by «Elvis,» her «Dabawenya Malamute» stuffed toy.   Duterte-Carpio usually travels with Elvis and Ella, which has their own Instagram account.   The Davao City mayor will try t...Keep on reading: Sara Duterte rides big bike from Ilocos Norte to Isabela for HNP

Measles in C. Luzon: 35 dead, 1,395 sick

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO --- The death toll from the measles outbreak in Central Luzon in the last two weeks rose from 13 to 35, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Dr. Jessie Fantone, chief epidemiologist of the DOH in the region, said the fatalitie
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Measles in C. Luzon: 35 dead, 1,395 sick

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO --- The death toll from the measles outbreak in Central Luzon in the last two weeks rose from 13 to 35, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Dr. Jessie Fantone, chief epidemiologist of the DOH in the region, said the fatalities included 12 children in Pampanga province, seven in Bulacan province, six in Tarlac province, four each in Bataan and Zambales provinces, and two in Nueva Ecija province. Measles cases also doubled from 668 to 1,395, with 477 in Bulacan, 349 in Pampanga, 293 in Tarlac, 113 in Zambales, 78 in Bataan, 62 in Nueva Ecija and 23 in Aurora province. Most cases involved children. Fear In Pampanga, barangay health workers are l...Keep on reading: Measles in C. Luzon: 35 dead, 1,395 sick

Hugpong caravan lures thousands on Marcos, Singson turfs

LAOAG CITY --- Supporters of the Marcos family made their presence felt on Monday during the campaign caravan of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) here that included nine of the coalition's 13 senatorial candidates in May's midterm elections. Police said abou
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Hugpong caravan lures thousands on Marcos, Singson turfs

LAOAG CITY --- Supporters of the Marcos family made their presence felt on Monday during the campaign caravan of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) here that included nine of the coalition's 13 senatorial candidates in May's midterm elections. Police said about 10,000 people went to see the candidates at the Centennial Arena in the capital of Ilocos Norte, bailiwick of senatorial aspirant Imee Marcos. Earlier in Vigan City, former Ilocos Sur Gov. Chavit Singson led about 10,000 people in welcoming the HNP candidates and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, President Duterte's daughter and party founder. Singson was accompanied by Gov. Ryan Luis Singson, Ilocos Sur Representatives Eric Sin...Keep on reading: Hugpong caravan lures thousands on Marcos, Singson turfs

OWWA program to teach OFWs, families how to save money

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) expressed hope on Monday that its new financial literacy program would help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families see the importance of saving money. At the launch of «Pitaka» (Pi
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OWWA program to teach OFWs, families how to save money

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) expressed hope on Monday that its new financial literacy program would help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families see the importance of saving money. At the launch of «Pitaka» (Pinansyal na Talino at Kaalaman) program on Monday, Owwa Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the financial literacy program would help ensure that OFWs have a «better financial behavior.» Based on a recent survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), just 35.5 percent of OFWs set aside a portion of their remittances as savings. Of that number, only 5 percent invest their money in financial instruments. Among OFW families, the su...Keep on reading: OWWA program to teach OFWs, families how to save money

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