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Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: ‘My body, my choice!’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting «my body, my choice!» and «vote them out!» The demonstration came days after Gov. K
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Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: ‘My body, my choice!’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting «my body, my choice!» and «vote them out!» The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation--- making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases unless necessary for the mother's health. The law provides no exception for rape and incest. «Banning abortion does not stop abortion. It stops safe abortion,» said Staci Fox, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Southeast, addressing the cheering crowd outside the Alabama Capitol. Alabama is part of a wave of conservative ...Keep on reading: Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: ‘My body, my choice!’

Vice Ganda fumes over ‘privileged’ comment: ‘Feeling woke!’ 

MANILA, Philippines --- Comedian Vice Ganda did not mince his words when netizens called him «privileged» over his «shopping» tweet.   «Nagtweet lang ako ng magshashopping ako sinabihan nako ng mga feeling WOKE ng 'Pri
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Vice Ganda fumes over ‘privileged’ comment: ‘Feeling woke!’ 

MANILA, Philippines --- Comedian Vice Ganda did not mince his words when netizens called him «privileged» over his «shopping» tweet.   «Nagtweet lang ako ng magshashopping ako sinabihan nako ng mga feeling WOKE ng 'Privileged'! Bakit ako lng ba nakakapagshopping sa buong mundo? Mga shunga! Punta ka ng mall kahit walang trabaho nagshashopping!!! Dunung dunungan ang mga potahang feeling WOKE!» Vice Ganda wrote Sunday night in a tweet.   https://twitter.com/vicegandako/status/1130102744977760257   This was after he pointed out how social networking sites are a mess and said he would go shopping instead.   "Andaming nag aaway, andaming galit, a...Keep on reading: Vice Ganda fumes over ‘privileged’ comment: ‘Feeling woke!’ 

Bus rams jeepney in Quezon, one killed, 15 injured

LUCENA CITY, Philippines -- A passenger was killed and some 15 others were injured when the jeepney they were on was hit by a passenger bus in Lopez town in Quezon province on Sunday, police said. The victims were traveling towards the Lopez town proper o
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Bus rams jeepney in Quezon, one killed, 15 injured

LUCENA CITY, Philippines -- A passenger was killed and some 15 others were injured when the jeepney they were on was hit by a passenger bus in Lopez town in Quezon province on Sunday, police said. The victims were traveling towards the Lopez town proper on the jeepney driven by Rey Losa when they were accidentally bumped by a Manila-bound passenger bus at an intersection in Barangay Danlagan at about 12:25 p.m., Major Elizabeth Capistrano, Quezon police public information officer, said in a report Monday. The impact caused the jeepney to turn turtle on the middle of the road. Rescuers rushed the injured to the Magsaysay Memorial Hospital and Saint Jude Hospital at the town c...Keep on reading: Bus rams jeepney in Quezon, one killed, 15 injured

Quakes rock 3 Bicol provinces

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- A series of earthquakes shook the provinces of Masbate, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In Masbate, a magnitude 4 earthquake struck at 6:45 a
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Quakes rock 3 Bicol provinces

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- A series of earthquakes shook the provinces of Masbate, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In Masbate, a magnitude 4 earthquake struck at 6:45 a.m., with the epicenter recorded in Pio V. Corpuz town. Earlier, Phivolcs instruments also recorded a magnitude 2.5 quake at 6:40 a.m. in Camarines Sur with the epicenter in Presentacion town. Another 2.4 magnitude quake was recorded at 3:47 a.m. in Sorsogon with the epicenter in Castilla town. On Sunday, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake jolted Camarines Sur at 8:36 p.m., with the epicenter located in Balatan town. All the ...Keep on reading: Quakes rock 3 Bicol provinces

Task groups formed to probe killing of lawyers

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has created special investigation task groups (SITGs) to probe the killing of two lawyers in separate incidents on Friday in Rodriguez, Rizal, and Dagupan City in Pangasinan.   PNP chief
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Task groups formed to probe killing of lawyers

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has created special investigation task groups (SITGs) to probe the killing of two lawyers in separate incidents on Friday in Rodriguez, Rizal, and Dagupan City in Pangasinan.   PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde said in a press briefing Monday that the task groups would work to hasten the investigation into the two cases.   At about 8:45 a.m. on Friday, lawyer Edilberto Golla Jr., 45, was ambushed near his house in Rodriguez on his way to a meeting.   READ: Lawyer dies in Rizal ambush   At about 9:15 a.m., lawyer Val Crisostomo was shot in front of the Dagupan City Justice Hall aft...Keep on reading: Task groups formed to probe killing of lawyers

Daniel Padilla, James Reid tease first project together

MANILA, Philippines --- Daniel Padilla and James Reid are teaming up for the first time in an «action-packed» project. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxo8JP4BQc2/ The two actors announced Sunday their upcoming collaboration in «Doble Hata
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Daniel Padilla, James Reid tease first project together

MANILA, Philippines --- Daniel Padilla and James Reid are teaming up for the first time in an «action-packed» project. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxo8JP4BQc2/ The two actors announced Sunday their upcoming collaboration in «Doble Hataw» which is set for release on Friday, May 24. «Tara, samahan niyo kami on-set ng unang project ko kasama si James Reid. Lalabas na ang #DobleHataw ngayong Friday, pero sa ngayon, panoorin niyo 'to!» Padilla said. https://twitter.com/imdanielpadilla/status/1130005920866422785 «So thrilled to finally be able to work with Daniel on a project this big and action-packed! Excited na rin ba kayo para sa #DobleHataw? Watch this!» Reid said. https...Keep on reading: Daniel Padilla, James Reid tease first project together

Environmentalists fear mine waste will hurt ‘butanding’

DONSOL, SORSOGON, Philippines --- As the annual Butanding Festival here kicked off last week, environmentalists and local officials expressed concern over the operation and exploration plan of two mining firms in nearby Albay province that could threaten the
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Environmentalists fear mine waste will hurt ‘butanding’

DONSOL, SORSOGON, Philippines --- As the annual Butanding Festival here kicked off last week, environmentalists and local officials expressed concern over the operation and exploration plan of two mining firms in nearby Albay province that could threaten the town's tourism and efforts to conserve whale sharks (Rhincodon typus). Donsol Mayor Josephine Alcantara-Cruz said the festival had been gaining ground since 2014, bringing in tourists and creating awareness on environment conservation to protect the migratory whale sharks that put this coastal town on the list of the country's must-see destinations. But Cruz, in a news conference on Friday, said she was concerned over the i...Keep on reading: Environmentalists fear mine waste will hurt ‘butanding’

PDP-Laban set to regain speakership

MANILA, Philippines --- The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), President Rodrigo Duterte's political party, will again flex its political muscles to regain the speakership in the House of Representatives, PDP-Laban president Sen.
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PDP-Laban set to regain speakership

MANILA, Philippines --- The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), President Rodrigo Duterte's political party, will again flex its political muscles to regain the speakership in the House of Representatives, PDP-Laban president Sen. Aquilino «Koko» Pimentel III said on Sunday. According to Pimentel, 80 of its members snared congressional seats in the May 13 midterm elections, making it the most dominant political party in the lower chamber. PDP-Laban, he said, would be fielding former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco to succeed outgoing Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. "It will be a crying ...Keep on reading: PDP-Laban set to regain speakership

CBCP urges solon to pass job-generating laws

MANILA, Philippines --- The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged newly elected lawmakers to craft laws that would help generate employment in the country so workers would no longer be forced to go abroad, where they may end up being ab
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CBCP urges solon to pass job-generating laws

MANILA, Philippines --- The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged newly elected lawmakers to craft laws that would help generate employment in the country so workers would no longer be forced to go abroad, where they may end up being abused by their employers. According to Bishop Ruperto Santos, who heads the CBCP's Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, while it is of «great service» to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to pass measures that protect and promote their rights, incoming officials should also strive to make laws that would help create jobs here so workers «will never be forced to seek jobs abroad and leave their loved ones.» Santo...Keep on reading: CBCP urges solon to pass job-generating laws

CHR ready for ‘frank, factual’ discussions on death penalty

MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday said it was ready to have a «frank and factual» conversation with Congress regarding the possible restoration of death penalty in the country. In a statement, Commissioner K
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CHR ready for ‘frank, factual’ discussions on death penalty

MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday said it was ready to have a «frank and factual» conversation with Congress regarding the possible restoration of death penalty in the country. In a statement, Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit said the CHR recognized that crime should not go unpunished. However, the rights body said it was prepared to «present the ineffectiveness» of capital punishment, and that the commission was willing to provide viable alternatives for crime prevention. "These include police visibility, or increasing police to population ratios, and community vigilance. We fully support these initiatives that do not diminish our principles ...Keep on reading: CHR ready for ‘frank, factual’ discussions on death penalty

DBM issues new rules on vehicle purchases

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has issued additional guidelines on the government's centralized procurement of motor vehicles mainly aimed at prohibiting the purchase of luxury cars. Janet B. Abuel, DBM officer in cha
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DBM issues new rules on vehicle purchases

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has issued additional guidelines on the government's centralized procurement of motor vehicles mainly aimed at prohibiting the purchase of luxury cars. Janet B. Abuel, DBM officer in charge, on May 16 issued Budget Circular 2019-3, which serves as the implementing rules and regulations of Administrative Order (AO) No. 14 signed by President Duterte last December. AO 14 reiterated the ban against buying and using luxury cars among government offices, including state universities and colleges (SUCs), government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs), government financial institutions (GFIs), as well as local go...Keep on reading: DBM issues new rules on vehicle purchases

Benjamin Alves living with grief

Five months after his father died of a heart attack, Benjamin Alves continues to grieve and cope with his loss. And whenever pangs of sadness come creeping in, the actor finds solace in his late parent's old voice mails and letters. «I listen to t
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Benjamin Alves living with grief

Five months after his father died of a heart attack, Benjamin Alves continues to grieve and cope with his loss. And whenever pangs of sadness come creeping in, the actor finds solace in his late parent's old voice mails and letters. «I listen to them, I read them. I revisit our previous chats. Somehow, doing so makes me feel like I'm talking to him,» Benjamin told the Inquirer at a recent press conference for his new afternoon drama series, «Dahil sa Pag-ibig.» While his father, Ebet Sapida, is no longer physically present in this world, the 30-year-old actor still feels his love and believes that he's being watched over. "Sometimes my sister and I would talk about how it...Keep on reading: Benjamin Alves living with grief

‘Between Maybes’: Unexpected makeover for formulaic rom-com genre

Sparks don't immediately fly the first time Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto's paths cross in Jason Paul Laxamana's bittersweet romance, «Between Maybes.» But their unlikely pairing soon demonstrates why there are relationships whose appetizi
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‘Between Maybes’: Unexpected makeover for formulaic rom-com genre

Sparks don't immediately fly the first time Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto's paths cross in Jason Paul Laxamana's bittersweet romance, «Between Maybes.» But their unlikely pairing soon demonstrates why there are relationships whose appetizing alchemy doesn't rely on «deus ex machina» manipulation and honing, not unlike processed delicatessen whose savory taste is enriched by well-timed marinading. It's a love story forged by man's perpetual need for connection and affirmation. This thoughtfully realized romantic drama owes its delectable viewability to a love story that grows on viewers as it examines a different kind of romance. In this bittersweet tale framed by swe...Keep on reading: ‘Between Maybes’: Unexpected makeover for formulaic rom-com genre

Barbie on JM: We’re still not ok with each other

Actress Barbie Imperial said she had turned down a project with former onscreen partner JM de Guzman because she preferred to stay away until both of them were «completely healed.» Barbie said they were supposed to do a movie together, which wo
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Barbie on JM: We’re still not ok with each other

Actress Barbie Imperial said she had turned down a project with former onscreen partner JM de Guzman because she preferred to stay away until both of them were «completely healed.» Barbie said they were supposed to do a movie together, which would also feature Ara Mina. «I feel that we will just inconvenience other people in the cast and production team since we're still not OK with each other,» Barbie explained. «I'd rather wait for a while, not rush things. It's just work, anyway.» Last Thursday, Barbie met show biz scribes for the first time since her much-talked about interview in the «Tonight with Boy Abunda» (TWBA) show, where she admitted to feeling hurt because, she sa...Keep on reading: Barbie on JM: We’re still not ok with each other

Ex-town traffic chief slain in Laguna buy-bust

SAN PEDRO CITY, LAGUNA, Philippines --- A former traffic chief of Siniloan was killed in a buy-bust operation in Pagsanjan town in Laguna province on Sunday evening. In a text message, Col. Eleazar Matta, chief of the Laguna Police Provincial Office, ident
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Ex-town traffic chief slain in Laguna buy-bust

SAN PEDRO CITY, LAGUNA, Philippines --- A former traffic chief of Siniloan was killed in a buy-bust operation in Pagsanjan town in Laguna province on Sunday evening. In a text message, Col. Eleazar Matta, chief of the Laguna Police Provincial Office, identified the slain suspect as Leodigario Recide, alias Odec. He said Recide was previously arrested for a drug case but was released on probation after entering into a plea bargain. Matta said undercover police officers went to Recide's apartment in Barangay Sampaloc around 6 p.m. for the buy-bust. On realizing he was dealing with the police, the suspect drew and fired a gun, forcing the authorities to shoot him down. Re...Keep on reading: Ex-town traffic chief slain in Laguna buy-bust

17 hurt in tourist bus bombing near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

CAIRO --- A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said. The officials said the bus was traveling on a road close to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum
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17 hurt in tourist bus bombing near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

CAIRO --- A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said. The officials said the bus was traveling on a road close to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum, which is located adjacent to the Giza Pyramids but is not yet open to tourists. The bus was carrying at least 25 people mostly from South Africa, officials added. The attack comes as Egypt's vital tourism industry is showing signs of recovery after years in the doldrums because of the political turmoil and violence that followed a 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak. The officials said security forces...Keep on reading: 17 hurt in tourist bus bombing near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

Ray Parks on PBA debut: Blackwater win ‘most important thing’

MANILA, Philippines---Ray Parks was his own toughest critic on Sunday when he made his keenly-anticipated debut in the PBA. Parks was triumphant in his first game, helping Blackwater survive Meralco, 94-91, in overtime at the start of the 2019 Commissioner
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Ray Parks on PBA debut: Blackwater win ‘most important thing’

MANILA, Philippines---Ray Parks was his own toughest critic on Sunday when he made his keenly-anticipated debut in the PBA. Parks was triumphant in his first game, helping Blackwater survive Meralco, 94-91, in overtime at the start of the 2019 Commissioner's Cup. The 26-year-old guard had a solid outing with 20 points and eight rebounds but what caught his attention more was his eight turnovers and 1-of-6 shooting from the three-point area. Parks knows he still has a lot of room for improvement, but despite the errors and poor shooting, his performance was already enough to make a good account of himself. "Just like I said before, Ray is a winner. He brings a lot of thing...Keep on reading: Ray Parks on PBA debut: Blackwater win ‘most important thing’

With 97% COCs tallied, Villar and Poe still leading Senate race

MANILA, Philippines --- With only five certificates of canvass (COCs) remaining to be tallied, re-electionist Senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe continued to lead the senatorial race, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) official count showed Sunday night
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With 97% COCs tallied, Villar and Poe still leading Senate race

MANILA, Philippines --- With only five certificates of canvass (COCs) remaining to be tallied, re-electionist Senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe continued to lead the senatorial race, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) official count showed Sunday night. According to the latest partial official count of Comelec, Villar maintained her lead with 24,757,642 votes. Poe was behind her with 21,563,558 votes during the midterm elections. As of 7:20 p.m., the Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, had so far canvassed 97 percent of COCs --- or a 162 of the 167 COCs --- in the national elections. Comelec expected to finish the canvassing by Monday and proclaim th...Keep on reading: With 97% COCs tallied, Villar and Poe still leading Senate race

Proclaim top 6 senators, Dela Rosa’s lawyer urges Comelec

MANILA, Philippines --- The legal counsel of senatorial candidate Ronald «Bato» dela Rosa urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Sunday to proclaim the top six winners of the senatorial race. According to Abdul Basar, the the certificat
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Proclaim top 6 senators, Dela Rosa’s lawyer urges Comelec

MANILA, Philippines --- The legal counsel of senatorial candidate Ronald «Bato» dela Rosa urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Sunday to proclaim the top six winners of the senatorial race. According to Abdul Basar, the the certificates of canvass (COCs) from four overseas voting and two local precincts would probably no longer affect the current ranking of senators. «Procedurally, normally, sometimes there would be a partial proclamation, as to compared to the 2013 election and 2016 election, because the votes garnered by the principal, would be impossible to be equaled by those behind,» Basar, speaking partly in Filipino, told reporters. "How many votes left for the...Keep on reading: Proclaim top 6 senators, Dela Rosa’s lawyer urges Comelec

FIVB World Tour Boracay Open to test mettle of SEA Games aspirants

MANILA, Philippines---The potential Philippine representatives in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games are about to face premier competition in the next few days. Beach Volleyball Republic co-founder Charo Soriano said that the players who will play in the FIVB
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FIVB World Tour Boracay Open to test mettle of SEA Games aspirants

MANILA, Philippines---The potential Philippine representatives in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games are about to face premier competition in the next few days. Beach Volleyball Republic co-founder Charo Soriano said that the players who will play in the FIVB World Tour Boracay Open are also the ones who will represent the Philippines in the biennial regional games. The Philippines will field three men's teams and five women's pairs, led by the duo of Cherry Rondina and Bernadeth Pons, in the one-star tournament on May 23 to 26 at White House Beach Resort in Station 1 and will compete against groups from across Europe, Asia, and Australia. "This is for the Southeast Asian Games ...Keep on reading: FIVB World Tour Boracay Open to test mettle of SEA Games aspirants

Aces pull away in 2nd half, derail Dyip

MANILA, Philippines---Alaska went on a blistering run in the third quarter to beat Columbian, 111-98, at the start of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Simon Enciso led a 22-2 surge by the Aces that turned an eight-point def
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Aces pull away in 2nd half, derail Dyip

MANILA, Philippines---Alaska went on a blistering run in the third quarter to beat Columbian, 111-98, at the start of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Simon Enciso led a 22-2 surge by the Aces that turned an eight-point deficit to a 70-58 advantage with 5:59 remaining in the third quarter to cruise to victory from that point on. «It's always good to start off with the win. This game was really important for us,» Alaska head coach Alex Compton told reporters. "I don't know the exact stats yet, but I thought generally, our guards really stepped up in the second half. Simon got going and made some 3s, moved the ball well. JVee (Casio) did a great job ...Keep on reading: Aces pull away in 2nd half, derail Dyip

Facebook closes fake news pages in Poland–rights group

    WARSAW -- Facebook has closed 27 pages in Poland for spreading fake news and hate-filled content ahead of the European parliamentary elections, the civil rights group Avaaz said on Friday. The pages, which had a total of close to tw
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Facebook closes fake news pages in Poland–rights group

    WARSAW -- Facebook has closed 27 pages in Poland for spreading fake news and hate-filled content ahead of the European parliamentary elections, the civil rights group Avaaz said on Friday. The pages, which had a total of close to two million followers, were reported for containing «anti-Semitic, anti-Islam, anti-migrant, anti-LGBT and anti-feminist» content, Avaaz said in a statement. «We have closed a number of counterfeit and duplicate accounts that infringed on our rules of authenticity, as well as a number of pages for changing names and other violations,» a spokesman for Facebook Poland told AFP, without specifying further. Avaaz welcomed Facebook's ...Keep on reading: Facebook closes fake news pages in Poland–rights group

Former Ateneo stars Alyssa Valdez, Den Lazaro have high praise for current Lady Eagles

MANILA, Philippines---Alyssa Valdez and Denden Lazaro already had their time in the sun and they're now the ones joining the blue legion in cheering for Ateneo. The duo were the offensive and defensive stalwarts of the last Lady Eagle teams that won two ti
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Former Ateneo stars Alyssa Valdez, Den Lazaro have high praise for current Lady Eagles

MANILA, Philippines---Alyssa Valdez and Denden Lazaro already had their time in the sun and they're now the ones joining the blue legion in cheering for Ateneo. The duo were the offensive and defensive stalwarts of the last Lady Eagle teams that won two titles in the UAAP and they were also present to watch the current crop become the women's volleyball champions of Season 81. Ateneo came back from a one-match deficit and dropped University of Santo Tomas in Game 3, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, to claim its first championship since Valdez and Lazaro donned the blue and white in 2015. "What's the feeling? You know, even though I'm not part of the team I'm just really happy for the gi...Keep on reading: Former Ateneo stars Alyssa Valdez, Den Lazaro have high praise for current Lady Eagles

Super Review: ‘Parabellum’ is another excellent bone-breaking ‘John Wick’ saga

  There are a lot of things to love about the «John Wick» movies (the latest, «Parabellum,» is «Chapter 3») but definitely one of them is how compressed it all is. By the end of this third entry only about three wee
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Super Review: ‘Parabellum’ is another excellent bone-breaking ‘John Wick’ saga

  There are a lot of things to love about the «John Wick» movies (the latest, «Parabellum,» is «Chapter 3») but definitely one of them is how compressed it all is. By the end of this third entry only about three weeks have passed since the beginning of the first one. The beginning of «Parabellum» follows immediately from the end of the previous chapter. To emphasize: during this entire movie, John Wick sports an injury from «Chapter 2.» It adds a layer of tension and urgency to the proceedings, a feeling that there is no break Wick can catch, no time for him to take a breath. That commitment is bold, and someday when it's all over the entire thing is going to make a wonderful...Keep on reading: Super Review: ‘Parabellum’ is another excellent bone-breaking ‘John Wick’ saga

Sophie Turner—from ‘Game Of Thrones’ To ‘Dark Phoenix’

  In «Dark Phoenix,» the X-Men face one of their gravest and most personal challenges to date. It's the 1990s, and even as the team attempts to embrace a newfound heroic status and acceptance within society, their close bond is about to b
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Sophie Turner—from ‘Game Of Thrones’ To ‘Dark Phoenix’

  In «Dark Phoenix,» the X-Men face one of their gravest and most personal challenges to date. It's the 1990s, and even as the team attempts to embrace a newfound heroic status and acceptance within society, their close bond is about to be shattered when Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) merges with a strange, extraterrestrial force, one that boosts her already strong abilities to previously unknown levels. Years of repression are torn asunder as Jean begins to find herself and master her new powers, even as those around her start to wonder if she'll be a threat to the world, and a mysterious alien with an agenda (Jessica Chastain) exerts an influence. Best known for her role as S...Keep on reading: Sophie Turner—from ‘Game Of Thrones’ To ‘Dark Phoenix’

Flight to Seoul: A Korean Air review

  This is the first in a series reviewing the flights between Manila and Seoul. I chose to fly Korean Airlines the last time I went to Seoul because I've never been on it before. I know that the airline was a victim of sasaeng (obsessive) K-pop
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Flight to Seoul: A Korean Air review

  This is the first in a series reviewing the flights between Manila and Seoul. I chose to fly Korean Airlines the last time I went to Seoul because I've never been on it before. I know that the airline was a victim of sasaeng (obsessive) K-pop fan culture last year. These fans booked first class tickets to stalk the boy group Wanna One. They then disembarked before the flight, forcing all the passengers to disembark as well and go through the security screening again. The sasaeng fans even had the gall to ask for a refund. The incident forced the airline to increase its no-show penalty. Korean Air is the flag carrier of South Korea. It flies directly to Seoul (Inche...Keep on reading: Flight to Seoul: A Korean Air review

Queens again

  The UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball crown was Ateneo's destiny---and, as University of Santo Tomas found out, there was no changing that. The Lady Eagles, dominant at the start and steel-nerved at the finish, turned back the Tigresses, 25-17, 2
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Queens again

  The UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball crown was Ateneo's destiny---and, as University of Santo Tomas found out, there was no changing that. The Lady Eagles, dominant at the start and steel-nerved at the finish, turned back the Tigresses, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, in Game 3 of their championship series and soared to their old perch Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. «It's because of our faith and courage,» said Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro. «It's really written, the Lord has plans, no matter the challenges, whatever it is, He will really give it to you.» It's also about talent, about Ateneo's seniors showing up and establishing right in the first set that no bunch of young u...Keep on reading: Queens again

Never too young for Bach: Music for kids’ brain dev’t

  MANILA, Philippines --- To most Filipino parents, the future of their child is shaped by a good college education. In fact, many college graduates take up master's degrees, and a good number continue on to get doctorate degrees to maximize their car
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Never too young for Bach: Music for kids’ brain dev’t

  MANILA, Philippines --- To most Filipino parents, the future of their child is shaped by a good college education. In fact, many college graduates take up master's degrees, and a good number continue on to get doctorate degrees to maximize their career and income potentials.   But if Nikki Junia were to have her way, she would push for an educational system that prioritizes preschool as the most important stage in a person's development. She pointed out that kindergarten was where a child developed everything needed before proceeding to higher learning.   She also believes that a vital element, especially in a child's early years, is music, and this is...Keep on reading: Never too young for Bach: Music for kids’ brain dev’t

EJ Laure hopes to be back for UST in UAAP Season 82

MANILA, Philippines---EJ Laure aims to finally return to University of Santo Tomas come UAAP Season 82. «Hopefully, next year I'm back,» said Laure after the Golden Tigresses' Game 3 loss to Ateneo, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 81 wo
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EJ Laure hopes to be back for UST in UAAP Season 82

MANILA, Philippines---EJ Laure aims to finally return to University of Santo Tomas come UAAP Season 82. «Hopefully, next year I'm back,» said Laure after the Golden Tigresses' Game 3 loss to Ateneo, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Laure would join her younger sister Eya, the Season 81 Rookie of the Year, Milena Alessandrini, the Season 80 Rookie of the Year, to form a deadly trio that could finally push UST over the hump. The older Laure said there won't be much of a change in style in playing with Eya since the two had already been teammates in the UST high school program. "The only difference now is we...Keep on reading: EJ Laure hopes to be back for UST in UAAP Season 82

29 hurt as LRT 2 trains collide between Cubao, Anonas stations

MANILA, Philippines --- Two trains of the Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT 2) collided between the Cubao and Anonas stations on Saturday, according to the Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA). According to a Radyo Inquirer report, at least 29 passengers were inj
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29 hurt as LRT 2 trains collide between Cubao, Anonas stations

MANILA, Philippines --- Two trains of the Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT 2) collided between the Cubao and Anonas stations on Saturday, according to the Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA). According to a Radyo Inquirer report, at least 29 passengers were injured and taken to a hospital. Quoting a witness, Radyo Inquirer said a train full of passengers that was bound for the Santolan station hit a train parked on the tracks. Some of the debris from the collision fell on the street below. Lyn Janeo, LRTA communications officer, said the incident was still under investigation. (Editor: Alexander T. Magno)...Keep on reading: 29 hurt as LRT 2 trains collide between Cubao, Anonas stations

Family of champions: Little sister Dani Ravena wins first UAAP title

MANILA, Philippines---The Ravenas, a family of champions, can now say that every member of their family won a title. Dani Ravena was the latest to gain status as champion after helping Ateneo knock off University of Santo Tomas in Game 3 of the UAAP Seaso
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Family of champions: Little sister Dani Ravena wins first UAAP title

MANILA, Philippines---The Ravenas, a family of champions, can now say that every member of their family won a title. Dani Ravena was the latest to gain status as champion after helping Ateneo knock off University of Santo Tomas in Game 3 of the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball Finals on Saturday night. Her brothers Kiefer and Thirdy couldn't be any prouder of their little sister. «I can't remember any siblings that each one of them has won a championship in the UAAP, it's going to be a feat for the family so credit to our parents,» said Kiefer Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. «This is an amazing feeling, I'm proud of the whole team, proud of Dani,» said Thirdy in Filipino...Keep on reading: Family of champions: Little sister Dani Ravena wins first UAAP title

Pasig Chooks bows out early in Fiba 3×3 Kunshan Challenger

MANILA, Philippines---Pasig Chooks-to-Go suffered a pair of tough losses just two hours apart in its campaign in the 2019 FIBA 3X3 Kunshan Challenger. After losing to Russia's Sosnovy Bor on a game winner, Pasig failed to regroup and got manhandled in a mu
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Pasig Chooks bows out early in Fiba 3×3 Kunshan Challenger

MANILA, Philippines---Pasig Chooks-to-Go suffered a pair of tough losses just two hours apart in its campaign in the 2019 FIBA 3X3 Kunshan Challenger. After losing to Russia's Sosnovy Bor on a game winner, Pasig failed to regroup and got manhandled in a must-win duel. The Philippine-based club team was shown the door by Liman, the third-ranked club in the world, 12-22, Saturday evening at Huaqiao International Service Business Park in Kunshan, China. With a 0-2 record, Pasig Chooks bowed out early in Pool A as Liman (2-0) and Sosnovy Bor (1-1) advanced to the knockout playoffs on Sunday that will determine the last two entries in the World Tour Chengdu Masters. Pasig got ...Keep on reading: Pasig Chooks bows out early in Fiba 3×3 Kunshan Challenger

Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

WASHINGTON --- First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress. As House Democrats plod ahead investigating President Donald Trump, against unprecedented stonewalling b
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Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

WASHINGTON --- First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress. As House Democrats plod ahead investigating President Donald Trump, against unprecedented stonewalling by the White House, they are pursuing a long-game strategy that's playing out in the committee rooms, the courthouse and in the court of public opinion. And it's going to take time. Some Democrats say the administration's blockade is leaving them almost no choice but to open an impeachment inquiry --- not necessarily to impeach Trump, but as part of a legal strategy to force the administration to comply with their requests for ...Keep on reading: Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

Latest PPCRV tally: Revilla slips to 11th place; Villar remains on top 

      MANILA, Philippines --- Former Senator Ramon «Bong» RevillaJr. slipped to the 11th spot in the senatorial race, according to the latest partial and unofficial tally of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible V
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Latest PPCRV tally: Revilla slips to 11th place; Villar remains on top 

      MANILA, Philippines --- Former Senator Ramon «Bong» RevillaJr. slipped to the 11th spot in the senatorial race, according to the latest partial and unofficial tally of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) on Saturday. According to the latest tally released 3:12 p.m., reelectionist Senator Aquilino «Koko» Pimentel III edged Revilla on the 10th spot with 14,530,365 votes. Now at the 11th place, Revilla is still enjoyinga spot in the winners' circle with 14,529,574 votes. The PPCRV so far has tallied 86,227 clustered precincts out of the 87,540 vote counting machines nationwide. Still leading the senatorial race was Cynthia...Keep on reading: Latest PPCRV tally: Revilla slips to 11th place; Villar remains on top