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Gatchalian hails PNP for gunrunners’ arrest

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Tuesday praised the Philippine National Police (PNP) after arresting two big-time gunrunners allegedly providing firearms and ammunition to rebel groups. «I commend the PNP for uncovering this sho
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Gatchalian hails PNP for gunrunners’ arrest

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Tuesday praised the Philippine National Police (PNP) after arresting two big-time gunrunners allegedly providing firearms and ammunition to rebel groups. «I commend the PNP for uncovering this shocking modus,» the senator said. Last Sunday, the PNP nabbed Edgrado and Rosemarie Medel for allegedly supplying firearms to terrorist groups Maute, the Abu Sayyaf, and politicians. The suspects were arrested after police caught them accepting P1.2 million marked money from two undercover agents who posed as buyers of firearms and ammunitions. READ: 2 gunrunners allegedly supplying firearms to rebel groups, politicians nabbed W...Keep on reading: Gatchalian hails PNP for gunrunners’ arrest

Ejercito to Angkas drivers: Train first before hitting the road

      Motorcycle drivers of Angkas should first undergo mandatory training before the ride-hailing firm resumes its operations, Senator JV Ejercito said Tuesday.   «As an advocate of road safety, I would push for m
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Ejercito to Angkas drivers: Train first before hitting the road

      Motorcycle drivers of Angkas should first undergo mandatory training before the ride-hailing firm resumes its operations, Senator JV Ejercito said Tuesday.   «As an advocate of road safety, I would push for mandatory training for all motorcycle [drivers],» Ejercito told reporters.   «Probably pag natapos yan, 'pag mayroon na silang certification that they all had undergone the basic training for motorcycles, then probably that will be the time that we can say na safe magkaroon ng Angkas,» he added.   Ejercito noted how easy to acquire motorcycles, adding that motorcycle drivers nowadays lacked discipline on the road. &...Keep on reading: Ejercito to Angkas drivers: Train first before hitting the road

PSL Finals: F2 Logistics deals Petron its first loss, force do-or-die Game 3

With its back against the wall, F2 Logistics played true to form and took down fierce rival Petron,21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17, to force a deciding Game 3 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Captain Cha Cru
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PSL Finals: F2 Logistics deals Petron its first loss, force do-or-die Game 3

With its back against the wall, F2 Logistics played true to form and took down fierce rival Petron,21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17, to force a deciding Game 3 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Captain Cha Cruz-Behag provided the leadership and the crucial hits while Ara Galang topscored with 20 points to power the Cargo Movers. Behag had 13 points, including back-to-back hits to clinch the game and deal the Blaze Spikers' first defeat in 14 games. «We were tight in the first set and there were some bad calls that affected our momentum, but in the second set, we played relaxed and we saw that we can really win the game,» F2 Logistics ...Keep on reading: PSL Finals: F2 Logistics deals Petron its first loss, force do-or-die Game 3

Vatican committee: Church credibility at risk over sex abuse

  VATICAN CITY --- Organizers of an upcoming Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention are warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the abuse scandal and are urging participants to meet with victims personally before comin
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Vatican committee: Church credibility at risk over sex abuse

  VATICAN CITY --- Organizers of an upcoming Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention are warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the abuse scandal and are urging participants to meet with victims personally before coming to Rome. In a letter sent Tuesday to the presidents of bishops' conferences worldwide, organizers said the church must develop a «comprehensive and communal response» to the crisis, and that the first step is «acknowledging the truth of what has happened.» Pope Francis invited church leaders to the February 21-24 summit to respond to what has become the gravest threat to his papacy, as the sex abuse and cover-up scandal er...Keep on reading: Vatican committee: Church credibility at risk over sex abuse

Duterte hits back at Tagle, says he never bullied people

DAVAO CITY --- President Duterte hit back at Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the gathering of barangay officials here, saying that he never bullied people and that it was the Church people who started it all. «When did I ever sca
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Duterte hits back at Tagle, says he never bullied people

DAVAO CITY --- President Duterte hit back at Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the gathering of barangay officials here, saying that he never bullied people and that it was the Church people who started it all. «When did I ever scare or bully people?» President Duterte asked in the middle of his speech before barangay officials, mentioning Cardinal Tagle. «Itong si Tagle, kwidaw daw ko, hadlokon, kanus- a bako nanghadlok (Tagle said, be careful, I'm scaring people, but when did I ever scare people)? » the President said. He said it was the priests who started it all when they said during Mass that they were praying to God for Duterte to die from ailment. "S...Keep on reading: Duterte hits back at Tagle, says he never bullied people

Pressure mounts to allow foreign poll observers in Thailand

  BANGKOK --- Civil-society groups and political parties have called on foreign observers to monitor the general election scheduled for February to make sure it meets international standards for fairness and transparency.   The call in unis
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Pressure mounts to allow foreign poll observers in Thailand

  BANGKOK --- Civil-society groups and political parties have called on foreign observers to monitor the general election scheduled for February to make sure it meets international standards for fairness and transparency.   The call in unison came in response to Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai's recent statement that foreign election observers were not needed and their presence would only suggest that the election might be problematical.   Don said on Sunday that developed countries including Japan and Singapore did not have foreign observers monitoring their national elections.   Pongsak Chan-on, Thailand coordinator for the Asian Network of...Keep on reading: Pressure mounts to allow foreign poll observers in Thailand

Rockets’ Zhou Qi released after failure to launch

Chinese forward Zhou Qi's bid for NBA glory with the Houston Rockets came to an abrupt end on Monday after he was released by the club. A brief statement on the Rockets website said the 22-year-old center had been waived by general manager Daryl Morey.
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Rockets’ Zhou Qi released after failure to launch

Chinese forward Zhou Qi's bid for NBA glory with the Houston Rockets came to an abrupt end on Monday after he was released by the club. A brief statement on the Rockets website said the 22-year-old center had been waived by general manager Daryl Morey. Zhou was chosen by Houston with the 43rd overall pick in the 2016 draft. However, he failed to establish himself in Houston, playing just a handful of games from the bench in 2017-2018 with no starts. The towering seven-foot (2.17m) player spent most of the past two seasons playing for the Rockets' junior affiliate Rio Grande Valley in the G-League. Zhou averaged 1.2 points and 1.2 rebounds a game last season for the Roc...Keep on reading: Rockets’ Zhou Qi released after failure to launch

‘Tonight Show’ to air episode in Puerto Rico with ‘Hamilton’

LOS ANGELES --- Jimmy Fallon's «Tonight Show» will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in «Hamilton.» NBC announced Monday evening that Miranda and
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‘Tonight Show’ to air episode in Puerto Rico with ‘Hamilton’

LOS ANGELES --- Jimmy Fallon's «Tonight Show» will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in «Hamilton.» NBC announced Monday evening that Miranda and the new touring cast will appear in the episode Jan. 15. The telecast will focus on Puerto Rico's recovery efforts to rebuild and raise awareness after Hurricane Maria massively struck the island in 2017. The episode will delve into how the deadly hurricane devastated Puerto Rico through widespread damage, but also celebrate the «great spirit and culture» of the people. Miranda will reprise his lead role in «Hamilton» at the University of Puerto R...Keep on reading: ‘Tonight Show’ to air episode in Puerto Rico with ‘Hamilton’

PNP, AFP to probe possible military weapons theft

  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will conduct a joint investigation on the possible theft of high-powered guns and ammunition from the military's arsenal.   Police
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PNP, AFP to probe possible military weapons theft

  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will conduct a joint investigation on the possible theft of high-powered guns and ammunition from the military's arsenal.   Police arrested on Sunday two alleged gunrunners who are both high-value-targets. The suspects, police said, are allegedly supplying weapons to the ISIS-inspired Maute Group, the Abu Sayyaf group, and some politicians.   READ: 2 gunrunners allegedly supplying firearms to rebel groups, politicians nabbed   Police recovered from the suspects two assault rifles, a handgun, and 12,893 rounds of live ammunition for an M60...Keep on reading: PNP, AFP to probe possible military weapons theft

‘Stronger, faster’ Manny Pacquiao turns 40 with lavish birthday bash

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said he is «stronger and faster» than ever ahead of his world title defense as he threw a lavish party with thousands of guests and a mass giveaway to mark his 40th birthday. A car, pickup trucks and appl
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‘Stronger, faster’ Manny Pacquiao turns 40 with lavish birthday bash

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said he is «stronger and faster» than ever ahead of his world title defense as he threw a lavish party with thousands of guests and a mass giveaway to mark his 40th birthday. A car, pickup trucks and appliances were raffled off and President Rodrigo Duterte and celebrities were among the well-wishers at the all-night event, held at a sprawling shopping mall in his home city of General Santos. «I feel stronger and faster, and by God's grace I am wiser at 40, feeling 25,» Pacquiao said, making clear he's looking forward to facing American Adrien Broner next month. "I believe the best is yet to come. You have not yet seen the best of Mann...Keep on reading: ‘Stronger, faster’ Manny Pacquiao turns 40 with lavish birthday bash

Joma welcomes Go expression of peace with NPAs

LUCENA CITY -- Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria «Joma» Sison welcomed the information that despite the ongoing armed conflict between New People's Army (NPA) rebels and government forces President Duterte was stil
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Joma welcomes Go expression of peace with NPAs

LUCENA CITY -- Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria «Joma» Sison welcomed the information that despite the ongoing armed conflict between New People's Army (NPA) rebels and government forces President Duterte was still sincerely interested in making peace. On Tuesday, Sison reiterated that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the umbrella group of all underground communist organizations, «is consistent in its policy of being open to peace negotiations with the GRP (government) for the sake of the Filipino people.»   Sison spoke about two months after proclaiming the near end of Duterte's administration. READ: Joma S...Keep on reading: Joma welcomes Go expression of peace with NPAs

LPA outside PAR to bring cloudy skies, rain over Zamboanga Peninsula

    MANILA, Philippines --- The state weather bureau is tracking a low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility.   Weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin on Tuesday said the LPA at the eastern side of the Philippines i
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LPA outside PAR to bring cloudy skies, rain over Zamboanga Peninsula

    MANILA, Philippines --- The state weather bureau is tracking a low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility.   Weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin on Tuesday said the LPA at the eastern side of the Philippines is not likely to turn into a tropical cyclone.   The trough of the LPA will bring cloudy skies with scattered rains over Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani.   Meanwhile the northeast monsoon continues to affect Luzon.   Cagayan Valley, Cordillera region and Aurora will have cloudy skies with light rain.   Metro Manila and the rest of the country w...Keep on reading: LPA outside PAR to bring cloudy skies, rain over Zamboanga Peninsula

Man dies after eluding Batangas checkpoint

SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines -- A still unidentified man was killed in a shootout with the police in Agoncillo, Batangas, on Tuesday morning. A report from the Calabarzon police headquarters said the shootout happened around 2:30 a.m. in Barangay Bilibinwan
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Man dies after eluding Batangas checkpoint

SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines -- A still unidentified man was killed in a shootout with the police in Agoncillo, Batangas, on Tuesday morning. A report from the Calabarzon police headquarters said the shootout happened around 2:30 a.m. in Barangay Bilibinwang. Police said the man on a motorcycle was flagged down for inspection at a road checkpoint. But instead of stopping, the suspect drove past the authorities, triggering a brief chase. Police said the man started to shoot, forcing them to retaliate. He was killed instantly. Police investigation is ongoing to identify the slain rider. /cbb...Keep on reading: Man dies after eluding Batangas checkpoint

Diokno: Lawmakers diverting attention from ‘pork’

MANILA, Philippines --- The accusations of some lawmakers that he is the one behind the alleged «insertion» in the proposed 2019 budget is a mere diversion from the «pork barrel» issue, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Tuesday.
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Diokno: Lawmakers diverting attention from ‘pork’

MANILA, Philippines --- The accusations of some lawmakers that he is the one behind the alleged «insertion» in the proposed 2019 budget is a mere diversion from the «pork barrel» issue, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Tuesday. Diokno made the remark as he again stressed that what he did was just an «adjustment» during the budgetary process. «They're trying to divert the attention from the 'pork barrel' that Senator Ping (Lacson) noticed in the submission of the House to the Senate,» Diokno told CNN Philippines' The Source. "The role of the House is to prepare the GAB, General Approriations Bill. That's where he (Lacson) noticed the discrepancy between the President's b...Keep on reading: Diokno: Lawmakers diverting attention from ‘pork’

De Lima lauds Ressa for being named as among TIME Persons of the Year

      MANILA, Philippines--Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday lauded Rappler president Maria Ressa for being named as one of the 2018 «Persons of the Year» by TIME Magazine along with other journalists. De L
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De Lima lauds Ressa for being named as among TIME Persons of the Year

      MANILA, Philippines--Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday lauded Rappler president Maria Ressa for being named as one of the 2018 «Persons of the Year» by TIME Magazine along with other journalists. De Lima said that the recognition of Ressa, whom she called as the «People's Champ,» has brought honor and pride to Filipinos, saying that Filipino people would realize the «debt it owes to every single honest-to-goodness journalist.» «Someday the Filipino people will realize the debt it owes to every single honest-to-goodness journalist, who perseveres in bringing the truth to the people, even at great personal expense,» De Lima said in a dispat...Keep on reading: De Lima lauds Ressa for being named as among TIME Persons of the Year

Guevarra, Calida teaming up vs Trillanes

After losing in a Makati court, the Duterte administration will now bring its case to revive opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV's coup d'etat case for the 2003 Oakwood mutiny at the Court of Appeals (CA).   Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra tol
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Guevarra, Calida teaming up vs Trillanes

After losing in a Makati court, the Duterte administration will now bring its case to revive opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV's coup d'etat case for the 2003 Oakwood mutiny at the Court of Appeals (CA).   Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told reporters on Monday that he and Solicitor General Jose Calida have agreed to petition the CA to overturn the decision of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148.   The Makati RTC Branch 148 has, for the second time, turned down the Department of Justice's motion for an arrest warrant and hold departure order against Trillanes. ---Dona Z. Pazzibugan...Keep on reading: Guevarra, Calida teaming up vs Trillanes

DOJ says case vs Mindanao martial law in SC bound to fail

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra expressed confidence that any legal challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte's proclamation to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2019 was «bound to fail.» He argued that the Supreme Court would hav
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DOJ says case vs Mindanao martial law in SC bound to fail

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra expressed confidence that any legal challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte's proclamation to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2019 was «bound to fail.» He argued that the Supreme Court would have to rely on the same set of information that Malacaang used to convince Congress to approve the extension. «For as long as the government can clearly show that there is factual basis for the further effectivity of martial law, then I guess that petition [against martial law] is bound to fail,» the justice secretary told reporters on Monday. He said the President, as the Commander in Chief, was expected to base his proclamation on info...Keep on reading: DOJ says case vs Mindanao martial law in SC bound to fail

‘Coconut farmers are grieving’

MAITUM, Sarangani --- Violeta Cuaresma, who owns a 1.3-hectare land devoted to coconut production, lives next to a store that buys coconut products. It has closed because of low prices. Brando Paras, who maintains a 5-hectare coconut farm, stopped hiring w
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‘Coconut farmers are grieving’

MAITUM, Sarangani --- Violeta Cuaresma, who owns a 1.3-hectare land devoted to coconut production, lives next to a store that buys coconut products. It has closed because of low prices. Brando Paras, who maintains a 5-hectare coconut farm, stopped hiring workers to harvest nuts. He now just lets the nuts fall from the trees. Cuaresma and Paras are just two of the thousands of residents of the province who depend on coconut production for their livelihood and are now barely making ends meet. The culprit is plunging prices of copra, or dried coconut meat, which had gone down to as low as P15 per kilogram from nearly P40 per kilogram early this year. Cuaresma, a 59-year-old ...Keep on reading: ‘Coconut farmers are grieving’

DOH: Holidays no excuse to get sick

As Christmas parties abound, the Department of Health (DOH) encouraged people to eat and drink in moderation to avoid from falling ill or from figuring in an accident. According to Health Undersecretary Enrique Domingo, the festive season should not be mad
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DOH: Holidays no excuse to get sick

As Christmas parties abound, the Department of Health (DOH) encouraged people to eat and drink in moderation to avoid from falling ill or from figuring in an accident. According to Health Undersecretary Enrique Domingo, the festive season should not be made as an excuse to binge on highly salty, sweet or oily foods, especially because these might cause one to suffer from such common «holiday illnesses» as high blood sugar, high cholesterol and even heart attacks. Based on the Philippine Statistics Authority's data, heart disease remained to be the leading cause of death among Filipinos. Other leading causes are diabetes, hypertensive diseases and cerebrovascular diseases. Dri...Keep on reading: DOH: Holidays no excuse to get sick

Retiree seeks Senate probe of unfair BSP salaries

Former government employee Jesus T. Tacata is urging senators to investigate the apparent misapplication of a 2004 Supreme Court ruling that supposedly led to higher salaries of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) officials to the disadvantage of rank and file
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Retiree seeks Senate probe of unfair BSP salaries

Former government employee Jesus T. Tacata is urging senators to investigate the apparent misapplication of a 2004 Supreme Court ruling that supposedly led to higher salaries of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) officials to the disadvantage of rank and file employees. Tacata, a retired BSP security officer, said he had not received sufficient answers to his questions about the series of salary increases benefiting BSP officials for years now, that was why he was asking the Senate to inquire into this. Instead of filing a case in court, he expressed preference for a Senate hearing, where he could hear the side of BSP officials and raise questions himself, through the chair of t...Keep on reading: Retiree seeks Senate probe of unfair BSP salaries

3 cops hurt in NPA attack in Sorsogon town

LEGAZPI CITY --- Three police officers were wounded in Magallanes town in Sorsogon province Monday night during an attack on their station by two suspected members of New People's Army (NPA), according to a police report. The officers were identifed the re
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3 cops hurt in NPA attack in Sorsogon town

LEGAZPI CITY --- Three police officers were wounded in Magallanes town in Sorsogon province Monday night during an attack on their station by two suspected members of New People's Army (NPA), according to a police report. The officers were identifed the report only by their surnames --- Bartolata, Geum and Espera -- and all with the rank of police officer 1. The two assailants --- who were riding on a motorcycle --- opened fire on the Magallanes Municipal Police Station at around 8 p.m. Some residents also reported hearing gunshots in the nearby towns of Juban and Gubat, but the police and the military were still verifying their claims as of this writing. /atm...Keep on reading: 3 cops hurt in NPA attack in Sorsogon town

Heart wants to try shopping in Divisoria

Because she has been traveling a lot the past year, Heart Evangelista said she planned to just stay in the country and spend the holiday season at home.   She's also looking forward to welcoming her new niece. One of her sisters, she said, is set t
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Heart wants to try shopping in Divisoria

Because she has been traveling a lot the past year, Heart Evangelista said she planned to just stay in the country and spend the holiday season at home.   She's also looking forward to welcoming her new niece. One of her sisters, she said, is set to give birth next week, on the very same day she was supposed to give birth.   «It's a moment for me,» Heart, who suffered a miscarriage earlier this year, told reporters. «I'm really excited. I can just imagine the feeling of holding her baby. I want to spend time with them. How wonderful!»   Heart said her family celebrated Christmas the traditional way. "Everyone just gets together and cooks twice-cooked ...Keep on reading: Heart wants to try shopping in Divisoria

Fun couple Kiefer Ravena, Alyssa Valdez win charity beach volleyball game

Couple Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez, superstars in their respective sports, showed they also have the chemistry as teammates on the sand court. Ravena and Valdez teamed up to edge Charo Soriano and John Vic de Guzman, 23-21, in a highly-amusing celebrity
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Fun couple Kiefer Ravena, Alyssa Valdez win charity beach volleyball game

Couple Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez, superstars in their respective sports, showed they also have the chemistry as teammates on the sand court. Ravena and Valdez teamed up to edge Charo Soriano and John Vic de Guzman, 23-21, in a highly-amusing celebrity and charity match during the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) December Open at Sands SM by the Bay on Sunday. Ravena, the NLEX Road Warriors star in the PBA, and Valdez, the face of Philippine volleyball, pulled off the comeback victory in a game where proceeds will go to Mindanao State University-Marawi College of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Academy. "It's been an honor being able to play the game that we love and at ...Keep on reading: Fun couple Kiefer Ravena, Alyssa Valdez win charity beach volleyball game

Kim Chiu on her unscripted bathtub scene with JC de Vera

  I trusted him completely,« said actress Kim Chiu, who swore she never felt exploited when Eric Quizon, her director in the romantic big-screen drama »One Great Love,« made her do a »bathtub love scene« with costar J
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Kim Chiu on her unscripted bathtub scene with JC de Vera

  I trusted him completely,« said actress Kim Chiu, who swore she never felt exploited when Eric Quizon, her director in the romantic big-screen drama »One Great Love,« made her do a »bathtub love scene« with costar JC de Vera.   The love scene that was shot inside a yacht docked along the Manila Bay coastline had a glorious sunset as backdrop.   »Direk Eric guided me. We first talked about how we would execute the scene with JC. I was informed of what would happen every step of the way. Our DOP (director of photography) also took care of me well,« Kim told reporters during the luncheon organized by producer Regal Entertainment.   »I will neve...Keep on reading: Kim Chiu on her unscripted bathtub scene with JC de Vera

The ‘best Christmas gift ever’ for the Revillas

Ramon «Bong» Revilla Jr.'s plunder acquittal has elicited ambivalent reactions. But setting politics aside, I am featuring Bong's ageless wife, Lani Mercado. She really stood by her man, no matter what. Bong's fans have missed watching him on TV a
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The ‘best Christmas gift ever’ for the Revillas

Ramon «Bong» Revilla Jr.'s plunder acquittal has elicited ambivalent reactions. But setting politics aside, I am featuring Bong's ageless wife, Lani Mercado. She really stood by her man, no matter what. Bong's fans have missed watching him on TV and the silver screen.   Hopefully, the actor in him will opt to resume his show biz career instead of running for senator again. Aprs tout, it was show biz that paved the way for Bong's political career. So, why not go back to where he started?   Here's my chat with Lani:   What was the first thing that Bong did when he got home? There were a lot of people waiting for Bong to come home, so it was a time for r...Keep on reading: The ‘best Christmas gift ever’ for the Revillas

Joshua Pacio-Hayato Suzuki rematch ‘a 50-50 bout,’ says Filipino veteran Rene Catalan

Veteran Filipino fighter Rene Catalan thinks the ONE strawweight world title is up for grabs when his compatriot Joshua Pacio defends his crown for the first time in a rematch with Japanese challenger Hayato Suzuki next month. Pacio and Suzuki will headline
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Joshua Pacio-Hayato Suzuki rematch ‘a 50-50 bout,’ says Filipino veteran Rene Catalan

Veteran Filipino fighter Rene Catalan thinks the ONE strawweight world title is up for grabs when his compatriot Joshua Pacio defends his crown for the first time in a rematch with Japanese challenger Hayato Suzuki next month. Pacio and Suzuki will headline the ONE: Eternal Glory event at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 19. «This is a 50-50 bout. As long as Pacio can keep the match off the ground, he has a big chance to win. We all know Suzuki is experienced on the mat, and he already beat Pacio by doing just that in their first bout,» Catalan said. Suzuki got the better of Pacio in their first bout, submitting the Team Lakay standout with a rear-naked choke in the f...Keep on reading: Joshua Pacio-Hayato Suzuki rematch ‘a 50-50 bout,’ says Filipino veteran Rene Catalan

2018’s top movie moments—from ‘Shallow’ to ‘The Shining’

LOS ANGELES---A film doesn't have to be great to have a great moment.   They're not mutually exclusive, of course, but a great movie moment is something more ephemeral---a few minutes of pure, inexplicable joy, or even jaw-dropping disbelief that y
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2018’s top movie moments—from ‘Shallow’ to ‘The Shining’

LOS ANGELES---A film doesn't have to be great to have a great moment.   They're not mutually exclusive, of course, but a great movie moment is something more ephemeral---a few minutes of pure, inexplicable joy, or even jaw-dropping disbelief that you want to revisit immediately. It's the kind of scene you fast-forward to, the kind you want to rewatch with friends and family, and the kind that becomes a meme.   Here, we look at some of our favorite movie moments from 2018 that stayed with us long after the credits rolled.   'A Star Is Born' Surely, literal goosebumps are a good sign that you've just seen a pretty stunning movie moment. That's what h...Keep on reading: 2018’s top movie moments—from ‘Shallow’ to ‘The Shining’

The 1975 to visit Manila for 4th time

The British band The 1975, known for its sprightly pop-rock ditties and melancholic synth-pop, midtempo tunes, is set to return to Manila for a solo concert on Sept. 11, 2019, at SM Mall of Asia Arena.   The show---mounted by MMI Live---is part of
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The 1975 to visit Manila for 4th time

The British band The 1975, known for its sprightly pop-rock ditties and melancholic synth-pop, midtempo tunes, is set to return to Manila for a solo concert on Sept. 11, 2019, at SM Mall of Asia Arena.   The show---mounted by MMI Live---is part of the group's upcoming Asian tour, and will be its fourth in the country overall. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 14 (call 470-2222).   Composed of Matty Healy (lead vocals), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums) and Ross MacDonald (bass), the band had previously visited Manila for a series of mall shows in 2014, a solo gig in 2015 and a headlining slot in the 2016 «In the Mix» music festival.   "I love Manila ...Keep on reading: The 1975 to visit Manila for 4th time

Daly City Council installs new members, selects mayor, vice mayor

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR9zxPC0PCg&feature=youtu.be WATCH: Installation of new members of Daly City Council, selection of mayor and vice mayor. DALY CITY, California -- The City Council of Daly City unanimously chose newly re-elec
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Daly City Council installs new members, selects mayor, vice mayor

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR9zxPC0PCg&feature=youtu.be WATCH: Installation of new members of Daly City Council, selection of mayor and vice mayor. DALY CITY, California -- The City Council of Daly City unanimously chose newly re-elected councilmember Ray Buenaventura and incumbent councilmember Glenn Sylvester to serve as Mayor and Vice Mayor respectively at its reorganization meeting on Dec. 10. The Mayor and Vice Mayor will serve in their roles for one-year terms. Daly City's Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected by the City Council at its annual reorganization meeting, usually held in the first or second week of December. Outgoing Mayor Juslyn Manalo, the f...Keep on reading: Daly City Council installs new members, selects mayor, vice mayor

Filipina wins Salmagundi Club’s Artists’ Choice Award

NEW YORK -- D. Eleinne Basais the first Filipino American to win the Artists' Choice Award at the American Masters Show at the Salmagundi Club recently.   Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club (the word «Salmagundi,» which means a meat s
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Filipina wins Salmagundi Club’s Artists’ Choice Award

NEW YORK -- D. Eleinne Basais the first Filipino American to win the Artists' Choice Award at the American Masters Show at the Salmagundi Club recently.   Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club (the word «Salmagundi,» which means a meat salad dish, is believed to be of French origin) has a membership of about 850 artists and art lovers. It is located at 47 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village and registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. The American Masters Show was started 10 years ago, and is an annual exhibition of the works of nationally recognized artists who are invited to exhibit their work in New York City for fundraising and exposure to local artists ...Keep on reading: Filipina wins Salmagundi Club’s Artists’ Choice Award

U.S. Senate passes anti-EJK aid bill-security aid vs. China

WASHINGTON DC -- Filipino American good governance advocates cheered the passage of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (S. 2736) in the U.S. Senate last week, and which was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Dec.12.   The comp
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U.S. Senate passes anti-EJK aid bill-security aid vs. China

WASHINGTON DC -- Filipino American good governance advocates cheered the passage of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (S. 2736) in the U.S. Senate last week, and which was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Dec.12.   The comprehensive and strategic national security legislation counters the Chinese government's economic and military pressures on its Asian neighbors and the Philippines. It also provides $1.5 billion annually in security assistance to America's allies to promote the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the region. "This new law will be morale boost and a Christmas gift to our courageous human rights defenders, jo...Keep on reading: U.S. Senate passes anti-EJK aid bill-security aid vs. China

Fil-Am R&B singer H.E.R. bags 5 Grammy nominations

LOS ANGELES -- The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards and 21-year-old Fil-Am R&B singer Gabi Wilson --- known by her stage name H.E.R. --- received five nominations, including Album of the Year. Wilson --- who is hal
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Fil-Am R&B singer H.E.R. bags 5 Grammy nominations

LOS ANGELES -- The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards and 21-year-old Fil-Am R&B singer Gabi Wilson --- known by her stage name H.E.R. --- received five nominations, including Album of the Year. Wilson --- who is half-Filipina, half-African American ---was also nominated for Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance (for the song «Best Part» feat. Daniel Caesar), Best R&B Song («Focus») and Best R&B Album for her self-titled compilation album. In response to her Grammy nominations, Wilson posted on Instagram last week with an all-caps caption, "I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY. BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH. GREATEST TEAM IN THE WORLD. IT'S ...Keep on reading: Fil-Am R&B singer H.E.R. bags 5 Grammy nominations

Edward Kelly promoted to Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt

Filipino featherweight Edward «The Ferocious» Kelly, who is known for his knockout power, hopes to showcase his improved ground game this time in his future fights at ONE Championship. Kelly, who is fighting out of renowned Team Lakay, just recen
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Edward Kelly promoted to Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt

Filipino featherweight Edward «The Ferocious» Kelly, who is known for his knockout power, hopes to showcase his improved ground game this time in his future fights at ONE Championship. Kelly, who is fighting out of renowned Team Lakay, just recently earned a belt promotion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. «Getting a belt promotion is an achievement. I like to think that this is something I've earned through hard work and dedication to my journey of becoming a well-rounded martial artist,» said Kelly, who has been upgraded to blue belt by decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt John Baylon. "I feel like a more well-rounded athlete after my belt got upgraded. This adds more confidence, especi...Keep on reading: Edward Kelly promoted to Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt

84-year-old veteran dies of neglect after nursing home staff ignored gangrene

United States Army veteran York Spratling of Florida died after gangrene developed around his genitals, a condition his family alleged was ignored by nursing home staff. Spratling was admitted to the Consulate Health Care of Jacksonville back in December 2
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84-year-old veteran dies of neglect after nursing home staff ignored gangrene

United States Army veteran York Spratling of Florida died after gangrene developed around his genitals, a condition his family alleged was ignored by nursing home staff. Spratling was admitted to the Consulate Health Care of Jacksonville back in December 2016. The 84-year-old's health was already declining then,as per Naples Daily News on Dec. 12, and also suffered from diabetes, thus rendering him unable to live on his own. It was on February 2017, just less than three months after Spratling moved to the nursing home, when he was brought to the emergency room. According to the report,doctors discovered that his genitals were infected with gangrene and surgery was needed to rem...Keep on reading: 84-year-old veteran dies of neglect after nursing home staff ignored gangrene

Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Residents from both sides of Cyprus are coming together to restore their ancient heritage and mend ties away from politics even as peace talks remain stalled. Over the past decade Greek and Turkish Cypriots have joined forces to rebuild and restore dozens
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Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Residents from both sides of Cyprus are coming together to restore their ancient heritage and mend ties away from politics even as peace talks remain stalled. Over the past decade Greek and Turkish Cypriots have joined forces to rebuild and restore dozens of churches, mosques and historical monuments on the Mediterranean island, after they were damaged by conflict or neglect. «We are cooperating, we are working together and we are bringing new hope to the people living on this island for a better future,» said Turkish Cypriot Ali Tuncay, who sits on a bi-communal body that oversees the work. «Some of our friends are saying that we are a mini-model for the future of Cyprus,» ...Keep on reading: Divided Cypriots unite over heritage