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DeAndre Jordan gets another double-double as Dallas Mavericks top Chicago Bulls

  DALLAS --- DeAndre Jordan became the first Dallas player in 24 years to start a season with three straight double-doubles, getting 18 points and 16 rebounds to help the Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 115-109 on Monday night. Luka Doncic scored
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DeAndre Jordan gets another double-double as Dallas Mavericks top Chicago Bulls

  DALLAS --- DeAndre Jordan became the first Dallas player in 24 years to start a season with three straight double-doubles, getting 18 points and 16 rebounds to help the Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 115-109 on Monday night. Luka Doncic scored 19 in the 19-year-old's second home game, another win that put the Mavericks (2-1) over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2015-16 season. Zach LaVine scored 34 for the Bulls and is the third Chicago player to open a season with three straight 30-point games. The others were Michael Jordan in 1986 and Bob Love in 1971. Wesley Matthews led six Dallas players in double figures with 20 points. Maxi Kleber, Dwight Pow...Keep on reading: DeAndre Jordan gets another double-double as Dallas Mavericks top Chicago Bulls

Senate to probe DOE’s energy security strategy

  The Senate Committee on Energy is set to take an in-depth look into the Department of Energy's (DOE) strategy to ensure energy security and self-sufficiency amid soaring global oil prices.   Senator Win Gatchalian has filed Resolution No
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Senate to probe DOE’s energy security strategy

  The Senate Committee on Energy is set to take an in-depth look into the Department of Energy's (DOE) strategy to ensure energy security and self-sufficiency amid soaring global oil prices.   Senator Win Gatchalian has filed Resolution No. 916, which tasked the Committee on Energyto scrutinize DOE's national strategy in ensuring a continuous, adequate, and economic supply of energy «with the end in view of achieving self-reliance in the country's energy requirements.» Gatchalian is the chairman of SenateCommittee on Energy. The senator, in a statement Tuesday, stressed the need for energy security to alleviate the economic suffering of Filipinos due to volatile ...Keep on reading: Senate to probe DOE’s energy security strategy

Koko confident Pacquiao’s ‘convincing power’ will carry PDP-Laban bets

      Senator Aquilino «Koko» Pimentel III, president of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), has expressed confidence that neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao's «influence» will lead th
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Koko confident Pacquiao’s ‘convincing power’ will carry PDP-Laban bets

      Senator Aquilino «Koko» Pimentel III, president of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), has expressed confidence that neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao's «influence» will lead the ruling political party to victory in the 2019 mid-term elections. Pimentel confirmed that the boxing champion-turned-politician will be the PDP-Laban's national campaign manager, replacing party vice chair and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi. «Yes, Sen. Pacquiao is PDP LABAN NCM,» he said in a text message to INQUIRER.net. «Well known and respected, organized, extensive network, influential, etc. all the right reasons to tap him are there,» he said ...Keep on reading: Koko confident Pacquiao’s ‘convincing power’ will carry PDP-Laban bets

WATCH: Chris Hemsworth picks up hitchhiker for helicopter ride

As far as hitchhiking goes, there might be little better than getting a ride from the god of thunder. Chris Hemsworth and friend Luke Zocchi, a personal trainer, shocked an American hitchhiker in Australia. A video posted on Monday, Oct. 22, on the «T
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WATCH: Chris Hemsworth picks up hitchhiker for helicopter ride

As far as hitchhiking goes, there might be little better than getting a ride from the god of thunder. Chris Hemsworth and friend Luke Zocchi, a personal trainer, shocked an American hitchhiker in Australia. A video posted on Monday, Oct. 22, on the «Thor» star's Instagram shows him and Zocchi in a car after they landed in Brisbane. They point out the hitchhiker that they're about to pick up and mention that he has no clue they'll be riding a chopper to surfer town Byron Bay. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpNYrFbjnfJ/?taken-by=chrishemsworth The man turns out to be a musician named Scott Hildebrand who came from Mexico. The hitchhiker is later shown strapped into the helicopter along ...Keep on reading: WATCH: Chris Hemsworth picks up hitchhiker for helicopter ride

Alleged drug pusher slain in Lucena buy-bust

      LUCENA CITY--An alleged drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation here Monday night, police said. Anti-illegal drugs operatives led by Supt. Reydante Ariza, the new Lucena police chief, tried to arrest Joseph Villamin
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Alleged drug pusher slain in Lucena buy-bust

      LUCENA CITY--An alleged drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation here Monday night, police said. Anti-illegal drugs operatives led by Supt. Reydante Ariza, the new Lucena police chief, tried to arrest Joseph Villamin, 36, after selling shabu (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer in a transaction inside a subdivision in Barangay Bocohan around 8:10 p.m., Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said in a report. But while being arrested, Villamin resisted and pulled his .38-caliber revolver and fired at the policemen but missed. Policemen shot back and hit the suspect who died on the spot. Police recovered two plasti...Keep on reading: Alleged drug pusher slain in Lucena buy-bust

Facebook removes pages linked to Duterte, Marcos

  A number of pages linked to President Rodrigo Duterte and Imee Marcos have been removed from Facebook for alleged spam violations and authentication policies.   In a statement on Tuesday, Facebook said a total of of 95 pages and 39 accoun
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Facebook removes pages linked to Duterte, Marcos

  A number of pages linked to President Rodrigo Duterte and Imee Marcos have been removed from Facebook for alleged spam violations and authentication policies.   In a statement on Tuesday, Facebook said a total of of 95 pages and 39 accounts were removed for being a «spam network» on the social media network.   «We don't want this kind of behavior on Facebook --- and we're investing heavily in both people and technology to keep bad content off our services,» Facebook said.   «We're monitoring for a range of abuses on Facebook, including spam behavior, and will remove any account or page that breaks our rules,» the company added.   ...Keep on reading: Facebook removes pages linked to Duterte, Marcos

Magnitude 2.9 quake hits La Union

    A magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit La Union on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.   A Phivolcs initial report showed that the quake hit 13 kilometers (km) northwest of Luna,
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Magnitude 2.9 quake hits La Union

    A magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit La Union on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.   A Phivolcs initial report showed that the quake hit 13 kilometers (km) northwest of Luna, La Union, at 8:43 a.m.   The earthquake was of tectonic origin had a depth of 5 km.   Phivolcs said no aftershocks or damage could be expected from the tremblor. /muf...Keep on reading: Magnitude 2.9 quake hits La Union

Darren Espanto sorry for using ‘bakla’ as derogatory word, tells JK Labajo: ‘See you in court’

It appears that Darren Espanto has not had enough of fellow «The Voice Kids» alumnus JK Labajo, and even threatened to sue him. This comes after Espanto called out Labajo for a deleted tweet last Friday, Oct. 19, which said «@Espanto2001
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Darren Espanto sorry for using ‘bakla’ as derogatory word, tells JK Labajo: ‘See you in court’

It appears that Darren Espanto has not had enough of fellow «The Voice Kids» alumnus JK Labajo, and even threatened to sue him. This comes after Espanto called out Labajo for a deleted tweet last Friday, Oct. 19, which said «@Espanto2001 gayness at its finest.» Labajo then explained his side saying he tried to reach out to Espanto privately. READ:Darren Espanto, JK Labajo feud over 'gayness' Espanto took to Twitter again today, Oct. 23, to first apologize for using the word «bakla» (gay) in a derogatory manner. He also addressed to the netizens who say he has fragile masculinity: "I've been bashed with this since I was in The Voice Kids (I was 12) pero wala kayong narinig...Keep on reading: Darren Espanto sorry for using ‘bakla’ as derogatory word, tells JK Labajo: ‘See you in court’

Hontiveros slams ‘Sagay 9’ slay in Negros Occidental

  Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday condemned the massacre of nine farmers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.   «I express my strongest condemnation over the killing of 9 farmers, including 4 women and 2 minors, who were reportedly fi
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Hontiveros slams ‘Sagay 9’ slay in Negros Occidental

  Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday condemned the massacre of nine farmers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.   «I express my strongest condemnation over the killing of 9 farmers, including 4 women and 2 minors, who were reportedly fired upon by around 40 armed men at Hacienda Nene in Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City, Negros Occidental,» she said in a statement.   READ: 9 sugarcane workers gunned down in Negros Occidental   The police, however, noted that there could only be around five to seven gunmen in the deadly shooting according to other witnesses.   Hontiveros, an opposition senator, also put the blame to President Rodrigo Dutert...Keep on reading: Hontiveros slams ‘Sagay 9’ slay in Negros Occidental

‘The Eternity Between Seconds’ bags best script at Cape Town film fest

      Actor TJ Trinidad and Kapamilya singer Yeng Constantino's team-up movie 'The Eternity Between Seconds' won Best Script at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival.   Constantino announced the news on Sunda
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‘The Eternity Between Seconds’ bags best script at Cape Town film fest

      Actor TJ Trinidad and Kapamilya singer Yeng Constantino's team-up movie 'The Eternity Between Seconds' won Best Script at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival.   Constantino announced the news on Sunday in an Instagram post captioned: «Wow! Our film #TheEternityBetweenSeconds wins BEST SCRIPT in Cape Town International Film Market Festival!»   https://www.instagram.com/p/BpMiASkFJAE/?taken-by=yeng   The movie reveals the story of two strangers getting to know each other during a layover in South Korea.   Directed by Alec Figuracion, the film was an official entry for CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 ...Keep on reading: ‘The Eternity Between Seconds’ bags best script at Cape Town film fest

Makati judge rejects DOJ bid to arrest Trillanes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7DjMTQ-oEg Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV saw a glimmer of hope in the country's justice system on Monday when Judge Andres Soriano of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 refused to order his arrest for coup d'tat a
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Makati judge rejects DOJ bid to arrest Trillanes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7DjMTQ-oEg Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV saw a glimmer of hope in the country's justice system on Monday when Judge Andres Soriano of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 refused to order his arrest for coup d'tat after President Rodrigo Duterte voided his 2011 amnesty. «We want to thank Judge Soriano. Single-handedly, he upheld justice and the rule of law in our country despite the extreme pressure coming from the Duterte regime,» Trillanes told reporters after receiving a copy of the decision denying the petition of the Department of Justice (DOJ). «We now see that there is hope in our country. And he is personified by Judge Soriano,» T...Keep on reading: Makati judge rejects DOJ bid to arrest Trillanes

DICT seeks level playing field for 3rd telco

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) committed on Monday to wrap up a series of policies to further level the playingfield in the telco sector as it seeks to choose a challenger to incumbents PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom by next m
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DICT seeks level playing field for 3rd telco

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) committed on Monday to wrap up a series of policies to further level the playingfield in the telco sector as it seeks to choose a challenger to incumbents PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom by next month.   Chief among these were rules for the reallocation of valuable radio frequencies, including those held by PLDT and Globe, and a policy for sharing cell towers. These were expected to help the viability of an incoming third telco player and to reform dated regulations.   During an explanatory hearing chaired by Sen. Grace Poe on Monday, DICT acting secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said the rules for the "equit...Keep on reading: DICT seeks level playing field for 3rd telco

Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusation

MANCHESTER, England --- Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case. The soccer superstar has been accused o
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Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusation

MANCHESTER, England --- Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case. The soccer superstar has been accused of rape in the United States. Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police also reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request. Ronaldo's attorney, Peter S. Christiansen, issued a statement on Oct. 10 denying wrongdoing by his client. «I'm not going to lie in this situation,» Ronaldo said at a news conference ahead of a Champio...Keep on reading: Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusation

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

WASHINGTON, United States -- Two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, a military spokesman said, in a move bound to aggravate China amid heightened tensions with Beijing. The USS Curtis Wilbur and USS Antietam conducted a routine transi
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US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

WASHINGTON, United States -- Two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, a military spokesman said, in a move bound to aggravate China amid heightened tensions with Beijing. The USS Curtis Wilbur and USS Antietam conducted a routine transit to demonstrate US commitment «to a free and open Indo-Pacific,» Colonel Rob Manning told reporters at a press briefing. It was the second time in the space of three months that American warships have conducted so-called «freedom of navigation» exercises in the 180-kilometer wide stretch of water. Multiple Chinese warships shadowed the two US vessels during the transit, following at a safe distance, defense officials told C...Keep on reading: US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 9 in 10

PARIS, France -- A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure more than 90 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday as a «game changer» in the fight against the global killer. Doctors in Belarus -- a coun
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‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 9 in 10

PARIS, France -- A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure more than 90 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday as a «game changer» in the fight against the global killer. Doctors in Belarus -- a country with one of the highest rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the world -- spent months treating patients with a new drug, bedaquiline, alongside other antibiotics. The results, seen exclusively by AFP, were startling: Of the 181 patients given the new drug, 168 were totally cured. The World Health Organization says currently only 55 percent of people with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis are successfully treated. The Bel...Keep on reading: ‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 9 in 10

Michael Bublé on retirement rumors: Fake news

Michael Bubl's team has refuted earlier reports that the Canadian crooner is planning to leave the music business for good, and that his upcoming album, «Love,» would be his last. «He's not going anywhere,» a publicist told Us Weekly.
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Michael Bublé on retirement rumors: Fake news

Michael Bubl's team has refuted earlier reports that the Canadian crooner is planning to leave the music business for good, and that his upcoming album, «Love,» would be his last. «He's not going anywhere,» a publicist told Us Weekly.   A separate statement was also given to a Bubl fan page. «The rumors that Michael is quitting is completely false,» it read. «We ask everyone to not share any of these tabloid stories.»   Talks about Michael's retirement started when Daily Mail published an article, which the singer-songwriter allegedly described as his «last interview.»   «I have made the perfect record, and now I can leave at the very top,» he was quo...Keep on reading: Michael Bublé on retirement rumors: Fake news

Carmina on replacing Regine

She's the Songbird; I'm just a frustrated singer,« jested Carmina Villaroel, who took over Regine Velasquez's hosting duties in the GMA 7 talk show, »Sarap Diva«---renamed »Sarap, 'Di Ba?«---after the songstress transferred to AB
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Carmina on replacing Regine

She's the Songbird; I'm just a frustrated singer,« jested Carmina Villaroel, who took over Regine Velasquez's hosting duties in the GMA 7 talk show, »Sarap Diva«---renamed »Sarap, 'Di Ba?«---after the songstress transferred to ABS-CBN recently.   »As much as I want to sing ... I can't do it! We're different, but I hope I can give the show's followers the same kind of fun, joy and entertainment,« she told reporters at a recent press conference for the said weekly morning program, which started airing last Saturday.   Carmina was joined by her twins, Mavy and Cassy Legaspi. And the show, she said, will be tweaked to better suit the actress-TV host. »It'll be more ...Keep on reading: Carmina on replacing Regine

Lav Diaz short film opens Viennale screenings

Yes, Lav Diaz makes short films, too.   The Vienna International Film Festival has commissioned the world-renowned Filipino director---famous for sprawling, marathon movies---to create a short film.   Diaz is joining an illustrious list
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Lav Diaz short film opens Viennale screenings

Yes, Lav Diaz makes short films, too.   The Vienna International Film Festival has commissioned the world-renowned Filipino director---famous for sprawling, marathon movies---to create a short film.   Diaz is joining an illustrious list of auteurs who have contributed short films to the Viennale: Jean-Luc Godard («Une Catastrophe»), David Lynch («The 3 Rs»), Chris Marker («KINO»), Jonas Mekas («Wien & Mozart»), Agns Varda («Untitled») and Apichatpong Weerasethakul («Empire»).   «Since 1995, we've had 24 such 'little films,'» recalled Alexander Horwath, former head of the Austrian Film Museum and the Viennale. "I started this tradition of inviting ...Keep on reading: Lav Diaz short film opens Viennale screenings

How Miss World PH has become show biz beauties’ pageant of choice

It appears that the Miss World Philippines pageant has become the beauty contest of choice for show biz denizens after the impressive showing of celebrity scions Winwyn Marquez and Zara Carbonell last year, as well as several familiar faces in this year's edi
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How Miss World PH has become show biz beauties’ pageant of choice

It appears that the Miss World Philippines pageant has become the beauty contest of choice for show biz denizens after the impressive showing of celebrity scions Winwyn Marquez and Zara Carbonell last year, as well as several familiar faces in this year's edition.   Winwyn, daughter of Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno, received the Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas crown in last year's pageant, and eventually became the first Asian to win the Reina Hispanoamericana title.   For her part, Zara, daughter of Cris Villanueva, was proclaimed second runner-up last year, then went on to win in the inaugural Miss Tourism Worldwide contest in Indonesia last month.   ...Keep on reading: How Miss World PH has become show biz beauties’ pageant of choice

PhilPop bares 10 finalists

Touted as the premier songwriting competition in the country, PhilPop continues to provide a sustainable platform for amateur and professional composers to showcase exceptional songs from various genres and styles.   From «Dati» to &laq
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PhilPop bares 10 finalists

Touted as the premier songwriting competition in the country, PhilPop continues to provide a sustainable platform for amateur and professional composers to showcase exceptional songs from various genres and styles.   From «Dati» to «'Di Na Muli,» the annual music competition has produced some of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed recordings of the last five years, serving as training ground for artists who aren't afraid to challenge songwriting tropes.   This year marks a special moment in songwriting history as the festival opened its doors to entries written in different languages, spanning across regions and cities outside Metro Manila....Keep on reading: PhilPop bares 10 finalists

Drilon: Plan to quit IPU shows persecution of critical lawmakers

The plan of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to withdraw from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) implies that critical lawmakers are indeed «being persecuted» under the Duterte administration, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said in
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Drilon: Plan to quit IPU shows persecution of critical lawmakers

The plan of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to withdraw from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) implies that critical lawmakers are indeed «being persecuted» under the Duterte administration, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said in a statement issued on Monday. READ:Arroyo to push PH withdrawal from IPU «Arroyo's proposal is despairing, defeatist and will be seen by the world as a tacit admission that indeed critical lawmakers are being persecuted under the Duterte administration,» Drilon said. The IPU is a group of foreign parliamentarians committed to promoting democracy, equality, human rights and peace through political dialogue and concrete action. READ: IN T...Keep on reading: Drilon: Plan to quit IPU shows persecution of critical lawmakers

UFC star Cody Garbrandt wants to fight Manny Pacquiao

Mixed martial arts star Cody Garbrandt doesn't mind seeing MMA and boxing crossover fights. In fact, Garbrandt wants to figure in such, saying he's willing to fight Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao. «I would love that fight. Yeah, I would love that
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UFC star Cody Garbrandt wants to fight Manny Pacquiao

Mixed martial arts star Cody Garbrandt doesn't mind seeing MMA and boxing crossover fights. In fact, Garbrandt wants to figure in such, saying he's willing to fight Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao. «I would love that fight. Yeah, I would love that,»Garbrandt told TMZ Sports. The former UFC bantamweight champion won his first 11 fights but has lost his last two bouts both against TJ Dillashaw. Pacquiao, who turns 40 in December, on the other hand, showed he still has it after scoring a TKO win over Lucas Matthysse of Argentina in July, his first stoppage since 2009. Garbrandt also thinks a potential crossover fight between UFC lightweight titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov and for...Keep on reading: UFC star Cody Garbrandt wants to fight Manny Pacquiao

Eye disorder may have helped Da Vinci’s art – journal

LONDON -- A common eye disorder may help explain Leonardo Da Vinci's talent for three-dimensional representation and the sense of perspective in his mountain landscapes, a research published in an academic journal revealed.   The study looked at tw
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Eye disorder may have helped Da Vinci’s art – journal

LONDON -- A common eye disorder may help explain Leonardo Da Vinci's talent for three-dimensional representation and the sense of perspective in his mountain landscapes, a research published in an academic journal revealed.   The study looked at two sculptures, two oil paintings, and two drawings by the Renaissance master which it said showed «a consistent exotropic strabismus angle of -10.3 degrees.»   Exotropic strabismus is a form of eye misalignment and is the opposite of crossed eyes, or esotropia. A misalignment of 10.3 degrees would be considered a medium level.   People with strabismus often have monocular instead of binocular vision, meaning th...Keep on reading: Eye disorder may have helped Da Vinci’s art – journal

Turkey says Khashoggi murder ‘planned in savage manner’

  Ankara, Turkey -- The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Riyadh's Istanbul consulate was planned in a «savage manner,» Turkey's ruling party spokesman said Monday. «This was planned in an extremely savage manner,
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Turkey says Khashoggi murder ‘planned in savage manner’

  Ankara, Turkey -- The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Riyadh's Istanbul consulate was planned in a «savage manner,» Turkey's ruling party spokesman said Monday. «This was planned in an extremely savage manner, and we are faced with a situation where there has been a lot of effort to whitewash this,» Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesman Omer Celik told reporters in Ankara.   Riyadh said Saturday that Khashoggi died during a «brawl» inside the consulate after a visit on October 2 to get documents. /kga...Keep on reading: Turkey says Khashoggi murder ‘planned in savage manner’

Turkish official: Video points to Saudi cover-up

  ISTANBUL -- A senior Turkish official said surveillance footage showing a man wearing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's clothes leaving the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul indicates that his death was a pre-planned killing and that efforts were made t
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Turkish official: Video points to Saudi cover-up

  ISTANBUL -- A senior Turkish official said surveillance footage showing a man wearing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's clothes leaving the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul indicates that his death was a pre-planned killing and that efforts were made to cover it up.   Speaking to reporters on Monday, Omer Celik, spokesman for Turkey's ruling party, denied as «immoral» suggestions that Turkey was delaying announcing the findings of its investigation into Khashoggi's death because it was engaged in an alleged «bargaining» process with Saudi Arabia.   "We are faced with a situation in which it was a brutally planned (killing) and efforts were made to cover it...Keep on reading: Turkish official: Video points to Saudi cover-up

AP Exclusive: 2 rarely seen Hemingway stories coming out

    NEW YORK --- Two Ernest Hemingway stories written in the mid-1950s and rarely seen since will be published next year.   Michael Katakis, director of Hemingway's literary estate, tells The Associated Press that «The Monumen
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AP Exclusive: 2 rarely seen Hemingway stories coming out

    NEW YORK --- Two Ernest Hemingway stories written in the mid-1950s and rarely seen since will be published next year.   Michael Katakis, director of Hemingway's literary estate, tells The Associated Press that «The Monument» and «Indian Country and the White Army» will be included with a reissue of the author's classic «For Whom the Bell Tolls.»   The new edition will also include the story «A Room on the Garden Side,» which had been little known beyond the scholarly community until The Strand Magazine published it over the summer.   Katakis, whose «Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life» comes out this week, has overseen numerous...Keep on reading: AP Exclusive: 2 rarely seen Hemingway stories coming out

Tañada calls for arrest, prosecution of sugarcane farmers’ killers

    Former Deputy Speaker Lorenzo «Erin» Taada called for the arrest and prosecution of the killers behind the attack on nine sugarcane farm workers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental last Saturday night.   «The fiel
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Tañada calls for arrest, prosecution of sugarcane farmers’ killers

    Former Deputy Speaker Lorenzo «Erin» Taada called for the arrest and prosecution of the killers behind the attack on nine sugarcane farm workers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental last Saturday night.   «The field of dreams for the small group of Negros farmers has turned into killing fields. Diniligan na naman ng dugo ang bukid ng mga pangarap. We must be outraged at how the might of guns and goons confronted the farmers' aspirations for land and food for their families. Bakit baril at bala ang sagot sa sakit ng sikmura?,» Taada said in a statement on Monday.   "The pieces of evidence, testimonies of witnesses, and other vital information shou...Keep on reading: Tañada calls for arrest, prosecution of sugarcane farmers’ killers

Lolit Solis encourages Willie Revillame to emulate ‘relaxed, stress-free’ Tito, Vic and Joey

Veteran talent manager Lolit Solis, who is privy to the lives of celebrities off-camera, encouraged «Wowowin» host Willie Revillame to copy the way «Eat Bulaga» hosts Sen. Vicente «Tito» Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon de
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Lolit Solis encourages Willie Revillame to emulate ‘relaxed, stress-free’ Tito, Vic and Joey

Veteran talent manager Lolit Solis, who is privy to the lives of celebrities off-camera, encouraged «Wowowin» host Willie Revillame to copy the way «Eat Bulaga» hosts Sen. Vicente «Tito» Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon delegate tasks. «Isang bagay Salve na lagi kong pinupuri ay iyon tatag ng 'Eat Bulaga',» wrote Solis in an Instagram post yesterday, Oct. 21. «Imagine 40 years na sila Tito, Vic, Joey ang haligi, napapalitan lang mga nasa paligid pero hanggang ngayon ayan pa rin sila.» (The one thing I always praise is the stability of «Eat Bulaga». Imagine, the founders of the show, Tito, Vic and Joey have been around for 40 years. Those that surround them change as time goes ...Keep on reading: Lolit Solis encourages Willie Revillame to emulate ‘relaxed, stress-free’ Tito, Vic and Joey

Rescuers search site after train crash killed 18 in Taiwan

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan --- Rescuers searched through wreckage Monday after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 180 others. The Puyuma express ran o
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Rescuers search site after train crash killed 18 in Taiwan

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan --- Rescuers searched through wreckage Monday after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 180 others. The Puyuma express ran off the tracks late Sunday afternoon as it went around a bend, throwing train cars into a zig-zag pattern with five left lying on their sides. There was no immediate word on the cause. Survivors interviewed by Taiwan's official Central News Agency said the driver had applied emergency brakes multiple times before the train derailed. Most of the deaths were in the first car, and it was unclear whether other people were trapped i...Keep on reading: Rescuers search site after train crash killed 18 in Taiwan

Melissa Ricks opens up on struggle to accept weight gain

Melissa Ricks has been open about the challenges in her life, from dealing with her weight gain to being a single mom. The celebrity mom and Star Circle Quest alumna posted a photo of her looking stunning in a teal off-shoulder dress yesterday, Oct. 21. htt
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Melissa Ricks opens up on struggle to accept weight gain

Melissa Ricks has been open about the challenges in her life, from dealing with her weight gain to being a single mom. The celebrity mom and Star Circle Quest alumna posted a photo of her looking stunning in a teal off-shoulder dress yesterday, Oct. 21. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpJqzKkgk8h/?taken-by=mellyricks09 In another photo with daughter Kiera, she revealed her inner thoughts about her body and the significance of being able to confidently wear a dress that fit her. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpLq1GBge5m/?taken-by=mellyricks09 «Usually when there's big occasions I get a bit of anxiety or nahihiya ako pumunta (I get ashamed to go),» she said. "I always find it hard to find s...Keep on reading: Melissa Ricks opens up on struggle to accept weight gain

Meghan Markle is getting a pregnancy break for the rest of their royal tour

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on Oct 16, 2018 at 3:22am PDT Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is finally getting the re
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Meghan Markle is getting a pregnancy break for the rest of their royal tour

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on Oct 16, 2018 at 3:22am PDT Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is finally getting the rest she deserves after announcing her pregnancy. The royal is in Australia with Duke of Sussex Prince Harry right now for their first tour together, and the Kensington Palace announced that they're trimming Meghan's schedule. «After a busy program, the Duke and Duchess have decided to cut back The Duchess's schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week-and-a-half of the tour,»The New York Timesreporte...Keep on reading: Meghan Markle is getting a pregnancy break for the rest of their royal tour

Aiko Melendez undergoes drug test: ‘Get high with God, not drugs’

Actress Aiko Melendez led by example when she took to social media recently and shared to her fans that she underwent a drug test. In Melendez's Instagram post on Saturday, Oct. 20, she showed a picture of her drug test report and said that getting one done i
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Aiko Melendez undergoes drug test: ‘Get high with God, not drugs’

Actress Aiko Melendez led by example when she took to social media recently and shared to her fans that she underwent a drug test. In Melendez's Instagram post on Saturday, Oct. 20, she showed a picture of her drug test report and said that getting one done is her yearly habit. «It has always been my yearly habit, to get a drug test,» Melendez stated. «I wanted to set an example to other actors.» https://www.instagram.com/p/BpGedHDha1q/?taken-by=aikomelendez Melendez shared that it is a sad truth that drugs are rampant in the entertainment industry. She, however, is grateful that the government puts great effort when it comes to averting one from drug use. "Thank God ang ...Keep on reading: Aiko Melendez undergoes drug test: ‘Get high with God, not drugs’

PH mostly cloudy with scattered rain on Monday – Pagasa

  Most parts of the country will have cloudy skies and scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms on Monday.   The intertropical convergence zone is affecting Mindanao and Palawan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Servi
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PH mostly cloudy with scattered rain on Monday – Pagasa

  Most parts of the country will have cloudy skies and scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms on Monday.   The intertropical convergence zone is affecting Mindanao and Palawan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   Quezon, the Bicol Region and the rest of Mimaropa are affected by the northeasterly surface windflow.   Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have fair weather but localized thunderstorms are expected.   Pagasa also warned of possible flash floods or landslides from the thunderstorms. /cbb...Keep on reading: PH mostly cloudy with scattered rain on Monday – Pagasa

Customs chief may just be covering up incompetence, says Lacson

Sen. Panfilo Lacson is more inclined to believe the customs chief is covering up incompetence in his agency than think the official is in collusion with a drug syndicate that allegedly smuggled P6.8 billion worth of «shabu» (crystal meth) into th
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Customs chief may just be covering up incompetence, says Lacson

Sen. Panfilo Lacson is more inclined to believe the customs chief is covering up incompetence in his agency than think the official is in collusion with a drug syndicate that allegedly smuggled P6.8 billion worth of «shabu» (crystal meth) into the country earlier this year. «Unless disproved by damning evidence, I am not prepared to believe that [Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapea] is covering up for the drug syndicate or in cahoots with them,» Lacson, chair of the Senate dangerous drugs committee, said in a statement on Sunday. Information ignored He issued the statement amid worsening allegations of collusion between Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials and drug syndicates smuggli...Keep on reading: Customs chief may just be covering up incompetence, says Lacson

Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

LONDON, United Kingdom --- Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist's possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, on
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Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

LONDON, United Kingdom --- Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist's possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world's most iconic wheelchairs and a script from «The Simpsons.» The online sale announced Monday by auctioneer Christie's features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, some of his many awards, and scientific papers such as «Spectrum of Wormholes» and «Fundamental Breakdown of Physics in Gravitational Collapse.» Thomas Venning, head of Christies' books and manuscripts...Keep on reading: Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale