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Blazers claim piece of lead, carry streak into killer stretch

College of St. Benilde encountered stiff resistance from a lowly foe on Tuesday before gutting out an 82-77 win over Arellano that raised the Blazers' impressive opening run in Season 95 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament to five games. Seldom-used gu

IS claims deadly attack on police in Russian Caucasus

MOSCOW: Two men who attacked a police post this week killing at least one officer in the Russian Caucasus were fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group, the IS propaganda agency Amaq said. The perpetrators rammed a car into a traffic police post outsid
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IS claims deadly attack on police in Russian Caucasus

MOSCOW: Two men who attacked a police post this week killing at least one officer in the Russian Caucasus were fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group, the IS propaganda agency Amaq said. The perpetrators rammed a car into a traffic police post outside the city of Magas in Ingushetia region around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

Remains of Pinay killed in Singapore flown home

THE remains of one of the two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in a car crash outside a shopping mall in Singapore on December 29 arrived in the country Wednesday night. Representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Consular Office in An
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Remains of Pinay killed in Singapore flown home

THE remains of one of the two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in a car crash outside a shopping mall in Singapore on December 29 arrived in the country Wednesday night. Representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Consular Office in Angeles, Pampanga, received the remains of Arlyn Nucos, 50, on January 1. […]

Australia orders mass evacuation of fire-ravaged towns before heatwave

SYNDEY: Thousands of tourists have been given less than 48 hours to evacuate fire-ravaged coastal communities as Australia braces for a weekend heatwave expected to fan deadly bushfires. Catastrophic blazes ripped through swathes of the continent’s sout
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Australia orders mass evacuation of fire-ravaged towns before heatwave

SYNDEY: Thousands of tourists have been given less than 48 hours to evacuate fire-ravaged coastal communities as Australia braces for a weekend heatwave expected to fan deadly bushfires. Catastrophic blazes ripped through swathes of the continent’s south-east on New Year’s Eve, killing at least eight people and stranding holidaymakers as seaside towns were ringed by […]

Indonesia New Year flood death toll doubles to 18

JAKARTA: The death toll from floods that hit Indonesia’s capital region jumped to 18, authorities said on Thursday, as torrential rains on New Year’s Eve caused landslides and left vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged. Tens of thousands of re
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Indonesia New Year flood death toll doubles to 18

JAKARTA: The death toll from floods that hit Indonesia’s capital region jumped to 18, authorities said on Thursday, as torrential rains on New Year’s Eve caused landslides and left vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged. Tens of thousands of residents have been evacuated to temporary shelters, and the Southeast Asian nation’s disaster agency warned the […]

Classes resume Jan. 6 — DepEd

Classes in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide will resume on Monday, January 6, the Department of Education (DepEd) said. Administrators of private schools have the discretion to schedule their own resumption of classes. Under Republic Act 779
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Classes resume Jan. 6 — DepEd

Classes in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide will resume on Monday, January 6, the Department of Education (DepEd) said. Administrators of private schools have the discretion to schedule their own resumption of classes. Under Republic Act 7797 or “An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) Days to Not More Than […]

Senator wants tax hike on fuel monitored

SEN. Sherwin Gatchalian has urged the Department of Energy (DoE) to create a task force that will closely monitor the implementation of the new round of increases in excise tax on fuel this month. The senator, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, made
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Senator wants tax hike on fuel monitored

SEN. Sherwin Gatchalian has urged the Department of Energy (DoE) to create a task force that will closely monitor the implementation of the new round of increases in excise tax on fuel this month. The senator, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, made the appeal to protect consumers from premature price increases and profiteering. […]

Palace blasts ‘interfering’ US senators

Malacañang on Tuesday criticized two US senators for seeking the release of Sen. Leila de Lima, calling it “interference into our sovereignty.” “The call of these foreign officials to release Sen. Leila de Lima, who is presently facing charges before a
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Palace blasts ‘interfering’ US senators

Malacañang on Tuesday criticized two US senators for seeking the release of Sen. Leila de Lima, calling it “interference into our sovereignty.” “The call of these foreign officials to release Sen. Leila de Lima, who is presently facing charges before an independent Philippine court, is a brazen interference into our sovereignty,” Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo […]

Senate to review ‘endo’ bill

SEN. Emmanuel Joel Villanueva is set to start the review of the “endo” (end of contract) bill that seeks an end to contractualization or the hiring of contractual workers once Congress resumes session on January 20. The senator, chairman of the Committee
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Senate to review ‘endo’ bill

SEN. Emmanuel Joel Villanueva is set to start the review of the “endo” (end of contract) bill that seeks an end to contractualization or the hiring of contractual workers once Congress resumes session on January 20. The senator, chairman of the Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development said he would continue to pursue […]

BoC continues to disappoint

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) reported last December that it would in all likelihood once again fail to reach its annual collection target, meaning that 2019 would be the ninth year out of the past 10 that the key revenue agency has fallen short of its goal. Th
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BoC continues to disappoint

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) reported last December that it would in all likelihood once again fail to reach its annual collection target, meaning that 2019 would be the ninth year out of the past 10 that the key revenue agency has fallen short of its goal. This is not only embarrassing for the country, […]

The beat goes on: Fireworks, tear gas start new decade

NEW YORK: New York dropped its traditional crystal-encrusted ball to ring in 2020 in a packed Times Square, after crisis-marred celebrations in other countries ended a year of worldwide upheaval that saw strike-hit Paris welcome the new decade with fireworks
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The beat goes on: Fireworks, tear gas start new decade

NEW YORK: New York dropped its traditional crystal-encrusted ball to ring in 2020 in a packed Times Square, after crisis-marred celebrations in other countries ended a year of worldwide upheaval that saw strike-hit Paris welcome the new decade with fireworks, and London’s Big Ben ring out after a long restoration. Billions around the world cheered […]

Palace blasts Kuwait over Pinay’s killing

Malacañang on Wednesday expressed outrage over the death of a Filipina domestic worker in Kuwait, saying the incident was “a clear disregard” of the agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait. “The Palace expresses its outrage over the death of Filip
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Palace blasts Kuwait over Pinay’s killing

Malacañang on Wednesday expressed outrage over the death of a Filipina domestic worker in Kuwait, saying the incident was “a clear disregard” of the agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait. “The Palace expresses its outrage over the death of Filipino worker Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, allegedly in the hands of her female employer who is now […]

Japan media blasts ‘cowardly’ Ghosn after escape

TOKYO: The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the “cowardly” Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, after the tycoon jumped bail and fled to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan. “Running away is a cowardly act that mocks Japan’s justice system,
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Japan media blasts ‘cowardly’ Ghosn after escape

TOKYO: The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the “cowardly” Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, after the tycoon jumped bail and fled to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan. “Running away is a cowardly act that mocks Japan’s justice system,” said the Yomiuri Shimbun, with Ghosn facing multiple charges of financial misconduct — all of which he denies. […]

Pope says he ‘lost patience’ with exuberant admirer

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis confessed Wednesday he had “lost patience” with an exuberant admirer who had grabbed his hand on Saint Peter’s Square, prompting a swift pair of slaps. “We lose patience many times. It happens to me too. I ap
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Pope says he ‘lost patience’ with exuberant admirer

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis confessed Wednesday he had “lost patience” with an exuberant admirer who had grabbed his hand on Saint Peter’s Square, prompting a swift pair of slaps. “We lose patience many times. It happens to me too. I apologize for the bad example given yesterday,” the head of the Catholic church said before […]

NKorea ends test moratoriums, threatens ‘new’ weapon

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared an end to moratoriums on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and threatened a demonstration of a “new strategic weapon” soon. Analysts said the announcement, reported by state me
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NKorea ends test moratoriums, threatens ‘new’ weapon

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared an end to moratoriums on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and threatened a demonstration of a “new strategic weapon” soon. Analysts said the announcement, reported by state media on Wednesday, amounted to Kim putting a missile “to Donald Trump’s head” — but warned that escalation […]

Hong Kong readies for New Year democracy rally

HONG KONG: Hong Kong was readying for a massive pro-democracy rally Wednesday after seeing in the New Year with an evening of peaceful protests that morphed into tear gas-choked clashes between hardcore demonstrators and police. The city has been battered by
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Hong Kong readies for New Year democracy rally

HONG KONG: Hong Kong was readying for a massive pro-democracy rally Wednesday after seeing in the New Year with an evening of peaceful protests that morphed into tear gas-choked clashes between hardcore demonstrators and police. The city has been battered by more than six months of unrest with millions marching, as well as confrontations in […]

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires

SYDNEY: Fire-ravaged Australia has launched a major operation to reach thousands of people stranded in seaside towns after deadly bushfires ripped through popular tourist areas on New Year’s Eve. Navy ships and military aircraft were deployed alongside
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Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires

SYDNEY: Fire-ravaged Australia has launched a major operation to reach thousands of people stranded in seaside towns after deadly bushfires ripped through popular tourist areas on New Year’s Eve. Navy ships and military aircraft were deployed alongside emergency crews Wednesday to provide humanitarian relief and assess the damage from one of the worst days yet […]

‘Welcome year with hope, unity, optimism’

SENATORS on Tuesday urged Filipinos to welcome the new year with a refreshed spirit of unity, hope and optimism as the world begins the third decade of the millennium. Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd and Senators Panfilo Lacson, Juan Edgardo Angara, Franci
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‘Welcome year with hope, unity, optimism’

SENATORS on Tuesday urged Filipinos to welcome the new year with a refreshed spirit of unity, hope and optimism as the world begins the third decade of the millennium. Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd and Senators Panfilo Lacson, Juan Edgardo Angara, Francis Pangilinan, Maria Lourdes Nancy Binay and Ana Theresia Hontiveros shared their wishes for […]

IT-BPM to spur NCR office market

The information technology-business processing management (IT-BPM) will become the top Metro Manila office demand driver in 2020, reclaiming its spot from the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), a property consultancy firm said. Pronove Tai Associat
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IT-BPM to spur NCR office market

The information technology-business processing management (IT-BPM) will become the top Metro Manila office demand driver in 2020, reclaiming its spot from the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), a property consultancy firm said. Pronove Tai Associates Philippines Inc., in an interview with The Manila Times, said that IT-BPM firms will be leasing out the remaining spaces in […]

Duterte trains guns on Ayala, Pangilinan

After turning up the heat on ABS-CBN network, President Rodrigo Duterte trained his guns on the chairmen of Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc., saying they will be his administration’s “big fishes” who will be made accountable for du
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Duterte trains guns on Ayala, Pangilinan

After turning up the heat on ABS-CBN network, President Rodrigo Duterte trained his guns on the chairmen of Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc., saying they will be his administration’s “big fishes” who will be made accountable for duping thousands of customers. He also threatened to throw them in jail. “In two […]

Revelers around the world usher in the new decade

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020: ___ AUSTRALIA More than
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Revelers around the world usher in the new decade

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020: ___ AUSTRALIA More than a million people descended on a hazy Sydney Harbour […]

Alliance of lending firms addresses privacy concerns

With the recent crackdown on online lending firms on issues regarding their user’s privacy concerns, a group of various lending corporations formed an alliance to address data privacy issues and the illegal use of personal information as leverage. Th
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Alliance of lending firms addresses privacy concerns

With the recent crackdown on online lending firms on issues regarding their user’s privacy concerns, a group of various lending corporations formed an alliance to address data privacy issues and the illegal use of personal information as leverage. The Lenders Alliance Inc. (LAI), with Royal Yohoo Lending Investors Corp. (Happy Pera), King ABC Lending Corp. (Pondo Loan), […]

Duterte wants Año to ‘fix’ PNP

President Rodrigo Duterte wants Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to lead the Philippine National Police (PNP) as he continues to search for the permanent head of the police force. The President said he wanted Año, a retired general, to “fix” the PNP, whic
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Duterte wants Año to ‘fix’ PNP

President Rodrigo Duterte wants Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to lead the Philippine National Police (PNP) as he continues to search for the permanent head of the police force. The President said he wanted Año, a retired general, to “fix” the PNP, which is an attached agency of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. […]

Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by fire

SYDNEY: Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. Four thousand people were trapped on the foreshore of the to
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Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by fire

SYDNEY: Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. Four thousand people were trapped on the foreshore of the town of Mallacoota and many others sought refuge on beaches in fire-encircled seaside towns up […]

Microsoft seizes web domains used by NKorean hackers

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Microsoft said on Monday it obtained a court order allowing it to seize web domains used by North Korean hacking groups to launch cyberattacks on human rights activists, researchers and others. The US technology giant said a federal court
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Microsoft seizes web domains used by NKorean hackers

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Microsoft said on Monday it obtained a court order allowing it to seize web domains used by North Korean hacking groups to launch cyberattacks on human rights activists, researchers and others. The US technology giant said a federal court allowed it to take control of 50 domains operated by a group dubbed Thallium, which tricked […]

Another Filipina killed in Kuwait

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday strongly condemned the killing of a Filipina domestic worker in Kuwait allegedly by the employer’s wife. The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is coordinating closely with Kuwaiti authorities to ensu
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Another Filipina killed in Kuwait

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday strongly condemned the killing of a Filipina domestic worker in Kuwait allegedly by the employer’s wife. The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is coordinating closely with Kuwaiti authorities to ensure that justice will be served to the unidentified victim. “The continuing incidents of violence and […]

Pacquiao, Sea Games, Yulo top newsmakers

Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao and athletes who brought pride and glory to the country were the top sports newsmakers in 2019. Members of the Philippine team that ruled the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and athletes who shone on the international stag
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Pacquiao, Sea Games, Yulo top newsmakers

Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao and athletes who brought pride and glory to the country were the top sports newsmakers in 2019. Members of the Philippine team that ruled the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and athletes who shone on the international stage were The Manila Times’ biggest winners in sports in 2019. The country got […]

Did US budget law sanction de Lima’s freely naming her alleged persecutors?

WE are constrained to ask this question because without waiting for the necessary fact-finding investigation by the United States Department of State, Sen. Leila de Lima has proceeded to name names in response to the newly passed US budget law, which seeks i
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Did US budget law sanction de Lima’s freely naming her alleged persecutors?

WE are constrained to ask this question because without waiting for the necessary fact-finding investigation by the United States Department of State, Sen. Leila de Lima has proceeded to name names in response to the newly passed US budget law, which seeks in a provision to ban Philippine government officials from entering the US. The […]

Sell ABS-CBN

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday advised the owners of ABS-CBN to sell the network because there was no guarantee that it would get a new franchise. “Itong ABS mag-expire ang contract ninyo. Mag-renew kayo, ewan ko lang kung may mangyari sa inyo (Your co
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Sell ABS-CBN

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday advised the owners of ABS-CBN to sell the network because there was no guarantee that it would get a new franchise. “Itong ABS mag-expire ang contract ninyo. Mag-renew kayo, ewan ko lang kung may mangyari sa inyo (Your contract is about to expire. I don’t know if you will get […]

Suspect denies stabbing five at New York rabbi’s home

MONSEY: A suspect appeared in a New York court on Sunday charged with five counts of attempted murder after a stabbing spree at a rabbi’s suburban house that left Hanukkah celebrants throwing furniture to defend themselves. It was the latest in a spate
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Suspect denies stabbing five at New York rabbi’s home

MONSEY: A suspect appeared in a New York court on Sunday charged with five counts of attempted murder after a stabbing spree at a rabbi’s suburban house that left Hanukkah celebrants throwing furniture to defend themselves. It was the latest in a spate of attacks on Jewish targets. Grafton Thomas, 37, allegedly entered the property […]

Tourists at risk as heatwave fuels Australia bushfires

SYDNEY: Thousands of tourists risked being stranded in Australia’s south east Monday, as a new heatwave left firefighters across the country bracing for another round of potentially catastrophic bushfire. Hundreds of blazes are burning across Australia
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Tourists at risk as heatwave fuels Australia bushfires

SYDNEY: Thousands of tourists risked being stranded in Australia’s south east Monday, as a new heatwave left firefighters across the country bracing for another round of potentially catastrophic bushfire. Hundreds of blazes are burning across Australia, which is experiencing a devastating summer bushfire season fuelled by a prolonged drought and climate change. More than 30,000 […]

Tourists, firefighters flee as new heatwave fans Australia blazes

SYDNEY: Tourists and firefighters were forced to flee vast fires burning in southeastern Australia on Monday, as a heatwave rekindled devastating bush blazes across the country. Authorities said “quite a number” of the 30,000 tourists visiting th
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Tourists, firefighters flee as new heatwave fans Australia blazes

SYDNEY: Tourists and firefighters were forced to flee vast fires burning in southeastern Australia on Monday, as a heatwave rekindled devastating bush blazes across the country. Authorities said “quite a number” of the 30,000 tourists visiting the usually picturesque southeast tip of the continent had heeded calls to evacuate. More than a dozen blazes are […]

President to maintain pressure on water firms

PALACE spokesman Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte would continue in 2020 his campaign against the firms that control water distribution in Metro Manila. Duterte had threatened to file “economic plunder” cases against the two concessionaires
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President to maintain pressure on water firms

PALACE spokesman Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte would continue in 2020 his campaign against the firms that control water distribution in Metro Manila. Duterte had threatened to file “economic plunder” cases against the two concessionaires, Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc., which he accused of having “onerous” provisions in their contracts […]

‘Ursula’ is 2019’s deadliest typhoon  

The last typhoon of the year is also the deadliest. The number of deaths from Typhoon “Ursula” (international name: “Phanfone”) climbed to 41 on Sunday, more than double the 17 fatalities from Typhoon “Tisoy” (“Kammuri”), which struck earlier
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‘Ursula’ is 2019’s deadliest typhoon  

The last typhoon of the year is also the deadliest. The number of deaths from Typhoon “Ursula” (international name: “Phanfone”) climbed to 41 on Sunday, more than double the 17 fatalities from Typhoon “Tisoy” (“Kammuri”), which struck earlier this month. Ursula blew out of the country on Thursday after lashing the Visayas with 150-kilometer-per-hour winds […]

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