The Department of Tourism (DoT) has assured it is strictly implementing its embargo on cruise ships in Boracay Island to control the island’s daily carrying capacity amid an expected surge…READ The post DoT assures strict implementation of ban on cruise ships in Boracay appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
AIRPORT authorities on Saturday announced that the taxi driver who robbed an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) on April 17 had been arrested by operatives of Las Piñas police. Manila International…READ The post Police arrest taxi driver who robbed OFW at airport appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) chairman and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Saturday said she was not in favor of a plan to turn the HNP into a national political…READ The post Sara Duterte mulls leaving Hugpong appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) has shared some tips to keep people safe in the intense summer heat. In a tweet on Saturday, the DOH gave the following tips: drink lots of water to avoid dehydration stay indoors between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to avoid the direct sunlight and heat. wear sunglasses and a hat, apply sunscreen, and bring and umbrella if you expect to spend a lot of time outdoors https://twitter.com/dohgov/status/1119495918259068928?s=12 The heat index recorded on Maundy Thursday hit 49.2Celcius in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. READ:Guiuan in Easter...Keep on reading: DOH offers tips for beating the summer heat
Updated @ 5:59 p.m., April 20, 2019, to add more details SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines --- A passenger jeepney bound for a beach in the town of Lobo in Batangas hit a concrete a barrier on the highway, killing two people and injuring 17 others on Black Saturday. The jeepney, which came from Calamba City in Laguna, was running through the downhill portion of the highway Barangay Balanga in the town of Ibaan when it a hit a concrete barrier at around 11:30 a.m., Asked if the driver, 59-year-old Wilfredo Macabubud, was overspeeding during the accident, Col. Edwin Quilates, director of Batangas Police Provincial Office, told INQUIRER.net that he could not confirm that yet. He a...Keep on reading: 2 killed, 17 injured in Batangas road accident
MANILA, Philippines --- Seven individuals died while 12 others, including the driver, were injured when the truck they were riding fell into a ravine in Kalinga on Black Saturday. A report from the Police Regional Office Cordillera (Procor) said the accident, which involved an Isuzu dump truck, happened along Sitio Binongsay, Malin-awa, Tabuk City around 10 a.m. Police reported that the truck was heading toward Barangay Balawag in Tabuk City, but upon reaching the stiff portion of the road, the vehicle stalled androlled backwards, falling eventually five meters into a ravine. Police said the truck driver, Mark John Lazaro, 20, and the 18 people ...Keep on reading: 7 dead, 12 injured as truck fell into ravine in Kalinga
Winter has come. After almost two years of waiting (and 67 hours of screentime), «Game of Thrones» season 8 episode 1 has revealed itself on HBO. Here at Super, we wish to share our excitement by re-watching the episode with you. But instead of a recap, we will detail all the Easter Eggs, little references and how all the little clues tie in to the great story that George R.R. Martin---and by extension, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff---are telling. We will tie in every little thing in these episodes with the events that have happened in the past. Yes, we will turn everyone in Three-Eyed Ravens, able to see the events on Westeros from season 1 to season 8 all at once. ...Keep on reading: Over-analyzing ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 episode 1: ‘Winterfell’
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will finally host its first playoff game --- in what is probably the last chance the Pistons have to make their series against Milwaukee competitive. «Let's make it hard on them,» Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. «Let's make it a home atmosphere, because we need everything.» The Milwaukee-Detroit matchup is one of two series shifting sites Saturday. Houston and Utah will also play Game 3 in Salt Lake City. There are a couple Game 4s on tap as well: Philadelphia at Brooklyn, and Denver at San Antonio. The Pistons are in their second season at their new arena, but even after moving downtown, they've had their share of small, dreary crowds --- sim...Keep on reading: Finally a playoff game at Detroit Pistons’ new arena
LOS ANGELES --- About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs plotting the future for the wild, experimental «cinematic universe» that he helped start in 2008. He wanted to do something that they hadn't done. He wanted an ending. And after a quick pitch to Robert Downey Jr., he, directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, started plotting a way to bring this saga to a close, brainstorming whenever they had a moment --- even in between takes of «Captain America: Civil War.» Anyone who saw «Avengers: Infinity War» knows they weren't kidding around either. Thanos literally dissolv...Keep on reading: Marvel closes a decade-long story with ‘Avengers: Endgame’
Sisters Isabelle and Ava Daza traveled to Italy for some private time with loved ones, as well as to rest and recuperate. Isabelle, her French husband Adrien Semblat and their son Baltie posed for a selfie in the city of Lecce, as seen in her Instagram post last April 13. The actress shared that after their photo was taken, Semblat realized he had accidentally dropped his wallet in the sea. «[S]pent the next hour by the shore searching for it in the seaweed, while he jumped in freezing cold water,» Isabelle said about what happened. «[B]ut good thing we found it!» https://www.instagram.com/p/BwMJyLQnhEw/ Isabelle posed like a model while at Apulia, making her husband remark: ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Isabelle and Ava Daza’s Italian escapade
MANILA, Philippines --- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. insisted that the Philippines should «keep an eye» on defending its claims on resource-rich Sabah, which became part of Malaysia in the 1960s. «Save your prayers, we're doing all that can be done---for now. And later on with firmer commitment from abroad more. Also keep your eye on Sabah. Some jerks are proposing we compromise our historical claim to it with diplomatic moves of implicit surrender,» Locsin said in a tweet on Black Saturday. https://twitter.com/teddyboylocsin/status/1119395058065612801 This was after a netizen said he was disappointed over the diplomat's remark on defending the country's terr...Keep on reading: Locsin: Gov’t should focus on pursuing Philippines’ claims on Sabah
INDIANAPOLIS --- The Boston Celtics keep following the same game plan. Three games into their first-round playoff series, it's still working. Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics retake control of the game and another late scoring run helped them pull away from Indiana for a 104-96 victory and a 3-0 series lead. «We've come a long way,» All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said. «We're all making sure we're giving each other confidence and doing the little things to ensure we win. When you have that type of camaraderie, executing is a lot easier. Now that the stakes are higher, we're settling into who we want to be.» While the names an...Keep on reading: Celtics pull away in Game 3, close in on sweep of Pacers
MANILA, Philippines --- A fire broke out at a warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna, on the morning of Black Saturday, fire officials said. Fire Officer I Claire Duli of Cabuyao Fire Department said the blaze began at a warehouse located at Hong Kong Village, Barangay Banay-Banay Cabuyao, Laguna at 10:29 a.m. The fire reached fourth alarm 50 minutes after it started. Duli said the fire is still ongoing as of this posting. There was no reported casualty. Philippine Red Cross also deployed an ambulance to respond to the fire. https://twitter.com/philredcross/status/1119485532000542720...Keep on reading: Fire hits warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna
NEW YORK: Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news on Friday in a statement to The Associated…READ The post Adele, husband Simon Konecki call it quits appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
NEW YORK: Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall. WNBC says the rapper did not speak to journalists…READ The post Cardi B rejects plea deal in strip club melee case appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
LIMA: A suicide note in which Peru’s Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president’s funeral, two days after he put a gun to…READ The post Peru’s Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
MANILA, Philippines--This pre-wedding shoot, wanting torelive some of the Filipino culture, went viral on social media on Saturday, April 20. «A Pre Wedding Inspired by the Old Filipino Paintings,» wrote Wildfolks Studios on its Facebook page. The studio told INQUIRER.net that the «Filipino culture theme» is the idea of the couple, Wency and Roger, as they want to try something different for their pre-wedding shoot. The photos, as suggested by the couple, were took in the mountains of Bohol for the rice terraces and it's beautiful rivers. Wildfolks Studios also said that they already expected that the photos will go viral, though at first they thought that the con...Keep on reading: LOOK: Pre-wedding shoot goes viral for Filipino culture theme
MANILA, Philippines -- Opposition senator Leila De Lima slammed on Saturday the «trolls» who doctored her image supposedly asking the high court to let her ex-lover visit her. According to De Lima, the post made by the «purveyors of fake news» was «another malicious product of vengeful individuals who have been untiringly working to smear her good name and reputation.» «It has come to my attention that another disinformation against me has been making the rounds on social media at a time when I have been speaking strongly against the Duterte regime's indecency and moral bankruptcy,» she said in a statement. "These paid purveyors of fake news are working d...Keep on reading: De Lima slams edited photo of her asking SC to allow Dayan to visit her
MANILA, Philippines --- More than 46,000 passengers left various seaports in the country going to their respective provinces from the evening of Good Friday until early Black Saturday. According to the data of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), a total of 46,120 went through all the seaports across the country starting 6 p.m. of Friday until 6 a.m. of Saturday. Out of the said number, 30,439 of the passengers departed the seaports on the night of Black Friday while the remaining 15,681 left on midnight of Black Saturday. The passenger monitoring being conducted by the PCG was part of the Department of Transportation's Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2019. The PCG continu...Keep on reading: PCG: More than 46,000 passengers leaving seaports for Black Saturday
DAVAO CITY --- The Davao City Police Office headquarters was rocked by an explosion shortly before noon on Black Saturday, officials said. Police Captain Ma. Teresita Gaspan, Davao City Police Office spokesperson, confirmed that a blast has occurred inside Camp Domingo Leonor along San Pedro Street at past 11 a.m. Gaspan told the Inquirer by phone that an investigation was underway to determine what caused the explosion and that they would be issuing a report shortly. Firefighters were also sent to the police camp following reports that a fire broke out after the explosion occurred, said Superintendent Virnalita Silagan, Davao City fire chief....Keep on reading: Blast heard inside Davao City police camp
MANILA, Philippines --- Four students were arrested for possession of P13,600 worth of shabu inside an apartelle in Quezon City on the evening of Good Friday. The students were Zachary Benedict Almorado, 21, and James Amaro, 19; while two working students are 21-year-old Christian Miko and 19-year-old Joshua Dela Cruz. Police Lt. Col. Giovanni Caliao, however, said they withheld the names of the schools that the students attended. In a buy-bust operation, arresting officers caught the suspects yielding shabu inside Room 17, Jeepneyline Apartelle at Yale Street., Barangay E. Rodriguez, in Cubao, Quezon City. Seized wer...Keep on reading: 4 students nabbed over P13K worth of shabu in QC apartelle
NEW YORK --- President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies. Emails show the Food and Drug Administration planned to start the process for revoking the standard for frozen cherry pies this week, followed by a similar revocation of the standard for French dressing. Plans to get rid of the obscure rules had been tucked into the Trump administration's deregulation agenda . Standards for an array of foods including cottage cheese and canned peas were put in place decades ago partly to ensure a level of quality. They spell out how products with specific na...Keep on reading: How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules
LONDON --- K-pop sensation BTS scored another record on Friday, becoming the first Korean act to top Britain's album chart. The floppy-haired seven-piece's latest album «Map of the soul: Persona» went straight in at number one, days after their single «Boy With Luv» broke the YouTube record for the most views in 24 hours with 74.6 million hits. The track is also the band's first ever British Top 15 single, charting at number 13 on Friday. The band, known for their boyish good looks and meticulously choreographed dance moves, will play two sold out nights at London's iconic Wembley Stadium, on June 1 and 2. Earlier this year the septet, whose name is short for Bangtan Son...Keep on reading: BTS first Korean act to top UK chart
NEW YORK --- Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song «Earth» on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a zebra. The video, featuring 32 artists, also stars Ed Sheeran (koala), Miley Cyrus (elephant), Shawn Mendes (rhino), Katy Perry (pony) and Kevin Hart as Kanye West. Dicky, best known for his 2018 hit «Freak Friday» with Chris Brown, says he «didn't really realize how insane our climate crisis is and how screwed humanity is about to be.» He adds, "If we don't get our act to...Keep on reading: Bieber, Ariana Grande join Lil Dicky for Earth Day video
LOS ANGELES --- Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct. Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to make him a member in good standing again. In May, the academy made the rare move of expelling Polanski and Bill Cosby, months after ending the membership of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Polanski appealed the decision, and in January the academy rejected his appeal. Friday's five-page filing states that by not giving Polanski ...Keep on reading: Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership
NEW YORK --- When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it. «It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive,» Page said. That dedication worked out pretty well for Page, who took Led Zeppelin to the zenith as one of the most powerful outfits in rock history. Now some of the instruments that he used to create that Zeppelin sound are on display at an exhibition called «Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock &Roll» at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Seven of Page's guitars, a few costumes and some of his equipment have been ...Keep on reading: Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin’s legacy and its sound
WASHINGTON, DC -- Whether it's administering the «ouchless flu shots» to parishioners at the St. Columba Church in Oxon Hill, Maryland or volunteering for medical missions to provide health services to residents ofSan Mateo, Rizal, Philippines, Metro DC's Fil-Am nurses can always be counted on to share their special gift of serving humanity. As Joy Arellano, president of the Philippine Nurses Association of Metro DC (PNAMDC) aptly puts it, the «spirit of sharing our time, talent and treasures has been alive in each of us.» That spirit of sharing was alive yet again at Manila Mail's 28th anniversary celebration when PNAMDC's officers, members and espouses showed up in full force...Keep on reading: Washington area’s Fil-Am nurses can always be counted on
MANILA, Philippines --- Four Filipino students being repatriated from strife-torn Libya are now on their way back to Manila, Charg d'Affaires Elmer Cato said Friday. In a Twitter update, Cato said that the four Filipino students will be accompanied by a team from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on their flight from Tunisia to Manila. «Four Filipino students evacuated by [the Philippine Embassy in LIbya] from Tripoli on Wednesday have just departed Tunis for Manila,» he said. "The four are among the first seven Filipinos to leave Libya. They were repatriated by a [DFA] team stati...Keep on reading: 4 Filipino students in strife-torn Libya home-bound
Come and see the «burial bed» that Mark (earliest of the four Gospels) narrated as the exact place where the Body of Jesus Christ was laid down following His shameful death on the Cross (Good Friday) on a hill (Golgotha) just outside the Damascus Gate. The fascinating history of the Jesus' «burial bed» inside the Holy Aedicule (Latinaedes meaning «small house») inside the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre is alive. Splendid! First, we have read the awe-inspiring 2017 headline news from CNN: «Site of Jesus' tomb re-opens... It's one of Christianity's holiest sites.» Then came 2018, when the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. invited the w...Keep on reading: Jesus’ Tomb – And the World is Still Awed!
NEW YORK---When jewelry designer Reagan John Rada crossed paths with the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, little did he know that his life would change forever. An undocumented immigrant since 2000, Rada came to be an employee of the House of Taylor Jewelry (HOTJ), where he worked closely with the late actress in carrying out jewelry designs. It was in 2006 when he learned that the late actress was an immigrant herself, after she discovered his illegal immigration status. Her immediate reaction: «We've got to get him papers!» Taylor signed his green card application under the visa for extraordinary people program (EB-1 visa) and got a forme...Keep on reading: The extraordinary immigrant tale of Reagan John Rada, gem designer to the stars
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MANILA, Philippines---Pasig Chooks failed to sustain its phenomenal start and bowed out of the 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Qatar after a quarterfinals loss Friday night. Pasig, which upset top-seeded Liman the day before, couldn't conjure the same magic in the knockout quarters, falling to Riga Ghetto, 21-15, in a frustrating showing. Riga Ghetto pulled away on a 4-0 run from a tie at 13-all, pouncing on the Filipino side which was already in penalty with 3:04 left to play. Joshua Munzon and Taylor Statham, two of the Philippines' top 3x3 players, had five points apiece in the loss to the Latvian side. The inaugural Chooks to go Pilipinas 3x3 champions are g...Keep on reading: After hot start, Pasig Chooks bows out of 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Masters
WASHINGTON - A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as «a good day,» President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were «total bullshit.» According to the 448-page report released Thursday , Trump discouraged witnesses from cooperating with prosecutors and prodded aides to mislead the public on his behalf to hamper the Russia probe he feared would cripple his administration. The report's bottom line largely tracked the findings revealed in Attorney General William Barr's four-page memo a ...Keep on reading: Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller