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Voice messages now available on Instagram

  MANILA, Philippines --- Instagram users can now send voice clips in direct messages, the social media platform announced on Twitter last Tuesday.   Instagram launched its newest feature which allows its users to send or reply to messages
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Voice messages now available on Instagram

  MANILA, Philippines --- Instagram users can now send voice clips in direct messages, the social media platform announced on Twitter last Tuesday.   Instagram launched its newest feature which allows its users to send or reply to messages through voice recordings.   «Starting today, you can send voice messages in Direct. Talk the way you want to be heard, whether by whispering what you're up to or shouting a compliment,» Instagram said.   https://twitter.com/instagram/status/1072206200077398016   Instagram, owned by Facebook, has almost one billion users worldwide./muf  ...Keep on reading: Voice messages now available on Instagram

Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets

YANGON, Myanmar--- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended a series of tweets about his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar that were pilloried on his own platform for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims. Dorsey's gushing thread o
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Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets

YANGON, Myanmar--- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended a series of tweets about his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar that were pilloried on his own platform for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims. Dorsey's gushing thread on Sunday came after a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat near Mandalay in which he praised the country's food, beauty and its people, whom he said were «full of joy». The comments drew heat online for leaving out any discussion of atrocities committed against Myanmar's Rohingya minority during a military crackdown last year that drove more than 720,000 people into Bangladesh camps. Critics piled into the tech mogul ...Keep on reading: Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets

12 Senators OKs third martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines --- Twelve senators on Wednesday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2019. The 12 senators who affirmed the third extension of martial law in the region were Senate President Vicente Sotto III, and Senators Gring
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12 Senators OKs third martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines --- Twelve senators on Wednesday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2019. The 12 senators who affirmed the third extension of martial law in the region were Senate President Vicente Sotto III, and Senators Gringo Honasan, Panfilo Lacson, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Richard Gordon, Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, Koko Pimentel, JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, Win Gatchalian, and Manny Pacquiao. On the other hand, five senators voted against further placing Mindanao under martial rule. These lawmakers were: Minority Floor Leader Senator Franklin Drilon, and Senators Bam Aquino, Rise Hontiveros, Francis Pangilinan, and Francis Escudero. Senator Ralph R...Keep on reading: 12 Senators OKs third martial law extension in Mindanao

LOOK: Kylie Padilla, Aljur Abrenica hold star-studded wedding

MANILA, Philippines --- Longtime couple Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica finally tied the knot on Tuesday at Villa Milagros in Rizal. Photos from the wedding ceremony surfaced as many of their celebrity friends took to social media to congratulate the newl
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LOOK: Kylie Padilla, Aljur Abrenica hold star-studded wedding

MANILA, Philippines --- Longtime couple Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica finally tied the knot on Tuesday at Villa Milagros in Rizal. Photos from the wedding ceremony surfaced as many of their celebrity friends took to social media to congratulate the newlyweds. Padilla's co-actress in «Encantadia» Gabbi Garcia posed with the couple in an Instagram post on Tuesday.   View this post on Instagram   Always here for the both of you. Congratulations! Stay happy! Love you @kylienicolepadilla @ajabrenica #AljurKyliEpicAfter A post shared by Gabbi Garcia (@_gabbigarcia) on Dec 11, 2018 at 4:11am PST &...Keep on reading: LOOK: Kylie Padilla, Aljur Abrenica hold star-studded wedding

Ray Parks says timing just right to join PBA, doesn’t consider self as rookie

MANILA, Philippines---It was a long wait but Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is finally headed to the PBA. A stalwart since his college days at National University, Parks has eluded the PBA Draft for almost five years, but the son of late great Bobby Ray Parks Sr. sai
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Ray Parks says timing just right to join PBA, doesn’t consider self as rookie

MANILA, Philippines---It was a long wait but Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is finally headed to the PBA. A stalwart since his college days at National University, Parks has eluded the PBA Draft for almost five years, but the son of late great Bobby Ray Parks Sr. said it's now his time to jump to the Philippines' premier basketball league. «I've seen a lot of things, I've played in different leagues and I mean for me it's time,» said Parks Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center during the PBA Draft Combine. Parks was a highly-touted prospect since he was in high school at St. Georges and then, at Melrose, both in Tennessee, and he even drew the attention of NCAA Division 1 school Georgia T...Keep on reading: Ray Parks says timing just right to join PBA, doesn’t consider self as rookie

Trump says could intervene in Chinese exec’s case

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump said in an interview Tuesday that he may intervene in the US case against a top Huawei executive detained and bailed by Canada if…READ The post Trump says could intervene in Chinese exec’s case appeared
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Trump says could intervene in Chinese exec’s case

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump said in an interview Tuesday that he may intervene in the US case against a top Huawei executive detained and bailed by Canada if…READ The post Trump says could intervene in Chinese exec’s case appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

McDonald’s unveils plan for cutting antibiotics in beef

NEW YORK: McDonald’s announced a plan on Tuesday for a phased reduction of antibiotics in beef, expanding a health-oriented reform to a new meat source other than chicken. The fast-food…READ The post McDonald’s unveils plan for cutting antibioti
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McDonald’s unveils plan for cutting antibiotics in beef

NEW YORK: McDonald’s announced a plan on Tuesday for a phased reduction of antibiotics in beef, expanding a health-oriented reform to a new meat source other than chicken. The fast-food…READ The post McDonald’s unveils plan for cutting antibiotics in beef appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Gunman on run after killing three at Strasbourg Christmas market

STRASBOURG: A gunman killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday before fleeing the scene,…READ The post Gunman on run after killing three at Strasbourg Christmas mark
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Gunman on run after killing three at Strasbourg Christmas market

STRASBOURG: A gunman killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday before fleeing the scene,…READ The post Gunman on run after killing three at Strasbourg Christmas market appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Govt’s infrastructure, capital spending up 83.4%

HIGHER infrastructure and other capital spending in October boosted the year-to-date disbursements to grow by double digit, a Cabinet official said on Wednesday. Spending totaled P94.4 billion during the month,…READ The post Govt’s infrastructure
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Govt’s infrastructure, capital spending up 83.4%

HIGHER infrastructure and other capital spending in October boosted the year-to-date disbursements to grow by double digit, a Cabinet official said on Wednesday. Spending totaled P94.4 billion during the month,…READ The post Govt’s infrastructure, capital spending up 83.4% appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

The colorful comics before Christmas

If you’re a fan of comic book mo­vies (and these days, who isn’t?) then you’re in for some treats. The colors, fun and magic you find in your favorite books…READ The post The colorful comics before Christmas appeared first on The Manila Times Onl
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The colorful comics before Christmas

If you’re a fan of comic book mo­vies (and these days, who isn’t?) then you’re in for some treats. The colors, fun and magic you find in your favorite books…READ The post The colorful comics before Christmas appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

From Eden to Gethsemane – as Hollywood laughs

ThePirates of the Caribbeanstar Keira Knightley has joked that being Catholic is a preference. «If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything,» shejoked. «Just ask for forgiveness and you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better th
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From Eden to Gethsemane – as Hollywood laughs

ThePirates of the Caribbeanstar Keira Knightley has joked that being Catholic is a preference. «If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything,» shejoked. «Just ask for forgiveness and you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt.»   Asked if Heaven exists and what would she like to hear God say when she arrives at the Pearly Gates,Hunger Gamesactress Julianne Moore, a confessed atheist, quips: «Well, I guess you were wrong. I do exist.»   InCelebrities in Hell: A Guide to Hollywood's Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics,author Warren Allen Smith provides biographical sketches of famous people who dared to have dissimilar bel...Keep on reading: From Eden to Gethsemane – as Hollywood laughs

UP Maroons elate loyal alumni overseas

  SAN FRANCISCO -- «That's why they're here. They are proud of you!»University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol said of fans as he boosted his boys' morale, shortly before the team lost to the Ateneo Blue
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UP Maroons elate loyal alumni overseas

  SAN FRANCISCO -- «That's why they're here. They are proud of you!»University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol said of fans as he boosted his boys' morale, shortly before the team lost to the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the duel for University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) basketball title.   Perasol was right about the Maroon fans, including UP alumni in the United States, Australia and other places overseas.   Among the proudest alumni is former Maroon point guard, now Sydney, Australia-based Randolf «Alfie» Manlulo, a UAAP 1986 Ateneo High School basketball champion team leader, who joined the much sought afte...Keep on reading: UP Maroons elate loyal alumni overseas

SW Las Vegas is home to Kulinarya and soon, Jollibee

LAS VEGAS --«Kung kakakain ka lang, sarapan mo na (If you're going to eat, you might as well make it delicious),» said Emmy Praferosa who, along with husband Mike, owns Kulinarya Express Filipino Kitchen, the Filipino restaurant that Filipino resi
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SW Las Vegas is home to Kulinarya and soon, Jollibee

LAS VEGAS --«Kung kakakain ka lang, sarapan mo na (If you're going to eat, you might as well make it delicious),» said Emmy Praferosa who, along with husband Mike, owns Kulinarya Express Filipino Kitchen, the Filipino restaurant that Filipino residents frequent for their wide selection of authentic Filipino food in the city's southwest section.   Located at 7960 S. Rainbow Blvd., the year-old Kulinarya looks forward to having more Filipino customers in the area not only for its delicious food but for the proximity of Jollibee (about 300 feet away or a 2-minute walk), which is opening its third outlet of the Filipino fast food chain Jollibee in this city on Christmas Day th...Keep on reading: SW Las Vegas is home to Kulinarya and soon, Jollibee

A growing list: Trump associates who have pleaded guilty

WASHINGTON--- Five people in President Donald Trump's orbit have pleaded guilty to federal charges. Prosecutors in Washington and New York are investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 election and whether Trump directe
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A growing list: Trump associates who have pleaded guilty

WASHINGTON--- Five people in President Donald Trump's orbit have pleaded guilty to federal charges. Prosecutors in Washington and New York are investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 election and whether Trump directed an illegal hush-money scheme to silence women who said they had sex with him. A look at those cases: MICHAEL COHEN Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to lying to Congress about his work on a possible Trump real estate project in Moscow in a case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller's office. Cohen --- who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Tru...Keep on reading: A growing list: Trump associates who have pleaded guilty

Warner Brothers to film Arnel Pineda’s journey

  LOS ANGELES -- Filipino singer Arnel Pineda's path from humble beginnings in the Philippines to fronting American rock band Journey is set for the big screen in a biopic that will be headed by «Crazy Rich Asians» director Jon M. Chu
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Warner Brothers to film Arnel Pineda’s journey

  LOS ANGELES -- Filipino singer Arnel Pineda's path from humble beginnings in the Philippines to fronting American rock band Journey is set for the big screen in a biopic that will be headed by «Crazy Rich Asians» director Jon M. Chu and Warner Bros. In an article from Deadline, Chu expressed his desire to portray the «fairy tale and triumph of the human spirit» as he envisioned the upcoming film based on Pineda's «journey.» Chu, who has directed music documentaries in the past, also noted that he is a fan of the band's music. "The success of 'Crazy Rich Asians' has blown my mind and set me on a path to champion more unique inspirational stories that represent new pers...Keep on reading: Warner Brothers to film Arnel Pineda’s journey

Balangiga bells come home

After 117 years, the Balangiga Bells are finally home, arriving at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Tuesday. The historic return of the famed Balangiga Bells to the…READ The post Balangiga bells come home appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
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Balangiga bells come home

After 117 years, the Balangiga Bells are finally home, arriving at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Tuesday. The historic return of the famed Balangiga Bells to the…READ The post Balangiga bells come home appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Comelec exec ‘runs wild’ in airport

Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon was reported to have run amuck at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 last week and threatened to sue airport officials. A source…READ The post Comelec exec ‘runs wild’ in airport app
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Comelec exec ‘runs wild’ in airport

Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon was reported to have run amuck at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 last week and threatened to sue airport officials. A source…READ The post Comelec exec ‘runs wild’ in airport appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

3 lawmakers got biggest ‘pork’

FORMER House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, former majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas and former appropriations committee chairman Karlo Nograles got the biggest budget allocations for pet public works projects in their districts,…READ The post 3 lawmakers go
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3 lawmakers got biggest ‘pork’

FORMER House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, former majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas and former appropriations committee chairman Karlo Nograles got the biggest budget allocations for pet public works projects in their districts,…READ The post 3 lawmakers got biggest ‘pork’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

House OKs draft federal charter on 3rd reading

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading the draft charter for a federal system of government. Voting 224-22-3, lawmakers passed the Resolution of Both Houses…READ The post House OKs draft federal charter on 3rd readin
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House OKs draft federal charter on 3rd reading

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading the draft charter for a federal system of government. Voting 224-22-3, lawmakers passed the Resolution of Both Houses…READ The post House OKs draft federal charter on 3rd reading appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Calls mount to sack UNAIDS chief

GENEVA: The fate of UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe hung in the balance on Tuesday as he faced the agency’s oversight body after an expert report blasted his leadership and called…READ The post Calls mount to sack UNAIDS chief appeared first on The Manila
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Calls mount to sack UNAIDS chief

GENEVA: The fate of UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe hung in the balance on Tuesday as he faced the agency’s oversight body after an expert report blasted his leadership and called…READ The post Calls mount to sack UNAIDS chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

UK seeks ‘legally binding’ Brexit promises – minister

BRUSSELS: Britain wants “legally binding” assurances from EU leaders it will not be trapped indefinitely in their customs union by the Irish “backstop” clause in the Brexit divorce, a minister…READ The post UK seeks ‘legally binding’
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UK seeks ‘legally binding’ Brexit promises – minister

BRUSSELS: Britain wants “legally binding” assurances from EU leaders it will not be trapped indefinitely in their customs union by the Irish “backstop” clause in the Brexit divorce, a minister…READ The post UK seeks ‘legally binding’ Brexit promises – minister appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Philippines signs labor deal to allow Filipinos to work in Israel

MANILA, Philippines --- Israel and Philippines signed a labor agreement that allowed 1,000 Filipinos to work in Israeli hotels, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday.   The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv said the agreement was sig
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Philippines signs labor deal to allow Filipinos to work in Israel

MANILA, Philippines --- Israel and Philippines signed a labor agreement that allowed 1,000 Filipinos to work in Israeli hotels, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday.   The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv said the agreement was signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and his Israeli counterpart, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.   Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial said 1,000 jobs are expected to be generated by the agreement which came three months after a landmark accord on Filipino caregivers signed between Philippines and Israel last September.   DFA was referring to the "Memorandum of Agreement on the Temporary Emplo...Keep on reading: Philippines signs labor deal to allow Filipinos to work in Israel

UST sets up finals meet vs UP in PSL Collegiate Grand Slam

University of Santo Tomas' big three of Eya Laure, Milena Alessandrini and Tin Francisco proved too much for University of the East in a 27-25, 19-25, 25-14, 25-20 win Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam at Muntinlupa Sports Center. T
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UST sets up finals meet vs UP in PSL Collegiate Grand Slam

University of Santo Tomas' big three of Eya Laure, Milena Alessandrini and Tin Francisco proved too much for University of the East in a 27-25, 19-25, 25-14, 25-20 win Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam at Muntinlupa Sports Center. The three combined for 42 points led by Laure's 15 while Francisco added 14 and Alessandrini had 13 on top of 13 digs to propel the Golden Tigresses to the finals. Despite advancing to the championship round, UST coach Kungfu Reyes said his team can still play much better. «Our offensive transition still needs to improve. We had a lot of errors that we could have converted. We still have to polish our game,» said Reyes, whos...Keep on reading: UST sets up finals meet vs UP in PSL Collegiate Grand Slam

France counts costs of protests, new fiscal measures

PARIS --- The French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost between 8 billion and 10 billion euros, or between $9 billion and $11 billion. The figure was give
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France counts costs of protests, new fiscal measures

PARIS --- The French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost between 8 billion and 10 billion euros, or between $9 billion and $11 billion. The figure was given by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux, speaking Tuesday to broadcaster BFM-TV. After weeks of often violent demonstrations by so-called «yellow vest» protesters, Macron responded Monday with measures to boost the spending power of retirees and workers, including a 100-euro hike in the minimum monthly wage. READ:France's Macron tries to ease popular anger over gas prices Griveaux said the government will make savings in...Keep on reading: France counts costs of protests, new fiscal measures

Drilon blames PAO for continued detention of inmates eligible for release

MANILA, Philippines --- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon slammed Tuesday the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) over its slow filing of petitions for the release of 862 inmates, who could have already been set free. «I am disappointed. How can the b
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Drilon blames PAO for continued detention of inmates eligible for release

MANILA, Philippines --- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon slammed Tuesday the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) over its slow filing of petitions for the release of 862 inmates, who could have already been set free. «I am disappointed. How can the bureaucracy react in this manner when the liberties of people are on the line?» Drilon said. «Let's face it: this is criminal neglect. They did not mind this because it involves prisoners. That's the truth. They did not mind it at all,» he added. During his interpellation on the budget of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its attached agencies late Monday, it was revealed that around 862 inmates, who are already entitled to be relea...Keep on reading: Drilon blames PAO for continued detention of inmates eligible for release

Huge kangaroo famous for crushing metal buckets dies at 12 years old

A kangaroo named Roger, famously known for his muscular physique, has passed away in Australia. He died of old age at 12 years old. Roger was raised at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. «We have lost our beautiful boy, Roger,» th
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Huge kangaroo famous for crushing metal buckets dies at 12 years old

A kangaroo named Roger, famously known for his muscular physique, has passed away in Australia. He died of old age at 12 years old. Roger was raised at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. «We have lost our beautiful boy, Roger,» the sanctuary's owner, Chris «Brolga» Barns announced in a video on Facebook on Saturday, Dec. 8. When he was a joey, Roger was rescued by Barns, after Roger's mother was killed on a highway, in an accident. Barns said that he had built the sanctuary for Roger «and a couple of his wives» which numbered to 12, reported BBC yesterday, Dec. 10. During his life, he was the alpha male in the area and even saw Barns as a threat towards his mates. Ro...Keep on reading: Huge kangaroo famous for crushing metal buckets dies at 12 years old

Albert Martinez’s daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged

  MANILA, Philippines --- Actor Albert Martinez's youngest daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged to boyfriend Paulus Reyes.   Alissa was ecstatic to announce the news on Monday in an Instagram post captioned: «I love you so much @pa
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Albert Martinez’s daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged

  MANILA, Philippines --- Actor Albert Martinez's youngest daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged to boyfriend Paulus Reyes.   Alissa was ecstatic to announce the news on Monday in an Instagram post captioned: «I love you so much @paulusreyes. I can't wait to spend forever with you!!!»   https://www.instagram.com/p/BrNNhW5H-x8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   «Literally this has been the happiest I've ever been,» Alissa said in a separate post where she posed embracing her husband-to-be.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BrNfoR_nZ91/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   Meanwhile, Albert couldn't help but become emotional with the engage...Keep on reading: Albert Martinez’s daughter Alissa Martinez is now engaged

Richard Gomez encourages Aga Muhlach to go into politics again

Richard Gomez and his family recently bumped into Aga Muhlach and wife Charlene Gonzalez while at the Cathay Pacific Lounge before their flight. It seemed the two friends had not seen each other in a while, as Gomez took to social media to share that he and M
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Richard Gomez encourages Aga Muhlach to go into politics again

Richard Gomez and his family recently bumped into Aga Muhlach and wife Charlene Gonzalez while at the Cathay Pacific Lounge before their flight. It seemed the two friends had not seen each other in a while, as Gomez took to social media to share that he and Muhlach updated each other on what they had been doing lately. Gomez, who is currently the mayor of Ormoc city, shared that he encouraged Muhlach to have another go at politics. «We had some time to talk about things we've been doing,» said Gomez on Instagram on Dec. 11. «We talked about politics and I told him to run again because I know the public service is really in his heart.» https://www.instagram.com/p/BrNT2f-Hkl2/...Keep on reading: Richard Gomez encourages Aga Muhlach to go into politics again

Fire hits Laperal Compound in Makati City

      MANILA, Philippines -- Hundreds of houses were affected by the fire that hit the Laperal compound in Makati City early Tuesday morning.     The compound is located along Bernardino Street, in Barangay Guadalup
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Fire hits Laperal Compound in Makati City

      MANILA, Philippines -- Hundreds of houses were affected by the fire that hit the Laperal compound in Makati City early Tuesday morning.     The compound is located along Bernardino Street, in Barangay Guadalupe Viejo, the Bureau of Fire Protection Makati said.     According to the BFP, the fire started at 1:22 a.m. and reached Task Force Bravo at 2:30 a.m. It was then declared fire out at 5:26 a.m.     Authorities have yet to determine the exact number of affected houses by the fire incident given that the area was made of light materials and shanty area.     https://www.facebook.com...Keep on reading: Fire hits Laperal Compound in Makati City

Drilon wants P16.8B cut on DOH budget restored

        MANILA, Philippines --- On Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon's proposal, Senator Loren Legarda has agreed to restore more than half of the P28-billion cut from the Department of Health's (DOH) budget.  
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Drilon wants P16.8B cut on DOH budget restored

        MANILA, Philippines --- On Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon's proposal, Senator Loren Legarda has agreed to restore more than half of the P28-billion cut from the Department of Health's (DOH) budget.   Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on finance, defended on the floor on Monday the proposed P79-billion budget of the DOH.   During his interpellation, Drilon lamented the P28-billion cut from the DOH, noting that the large cut of about P16.8 billion would largely affect the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).   If the budget cut was not restored, the senator said, a number of health facilities...Keep on reading: Drilon wants P16.8B cut on DOH budget restored

Fire hits Quezon City bungalow

      MANILA, Philippines -- One person was reported injured after a fire hit a bungalow in Quezon City Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.   According to BFP Inspector Rosendo Cabillan Jr., the fire s
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Fire hits Quezon City bungalow

      MANILA, Philippines -- One person was reported injured after a fire hit a bungalow in Quezon City Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.   According to BFP Inspector Rosendo Cabillan Jr., the fire started at the attic of the bungalow located at Giraffe St. Green Meadows Subdivision in Barangay Ugong Norte in Quezon City.   The blaze left 55-year-old Merrian Vargas with first degree burns in her right arm. No other casualties were reported following the fire incident.   The fire started at 4:07 a.m. It the was then declared fire hour at 5:30 a.m.   Cabillan said faulty electrical wiring could hav...Keep on reading: Fire hits Quezon City bungalow

Lacson: 2019 is ‘Year of Pork’

SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the coming year would be a happy one only for those who would continue to benefit from the pork barrel system, but would be…READ The post Lacson: 2019 is ‘Year of Pork’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
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Lacson: 2019 is ‘Year of Pork’

SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the coming year would be a happy one only for those who would continue to benefit from the pork barrel system, but would be…READ The post Lacson: 2019 is ‘Year of Pork’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Palace forms PH-wide task force vs Reds

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has formed a national task force to “end” the armed conflict with communist rebels. Duterte signed on December 4 Executive Order (EO) 70, which institutionalizes “the Whole-of-Nation…READ The post Palace forms PH-wide tas
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Palace forms PH-wide task force vs Reds

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has formed a national task force to “end” the armed conflict with communist rebels. Duterte signed on December 4 Executive Order (EO) 70, which institutionalizes “the Whole-of-Nation…READ The post Palace forms PH-wide task force vs Reds appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON --- Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president ov
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Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON --- Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. «There's a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,» said Rep. Adam Schiff, the incoming chairman of the House intelligence committee. "The bigger pardon question may come down the road as the next president has to determine wh...Keep on reading: Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

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