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Luzon grid on red alert after quake

THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) raised a red alert in the Luzon grid following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit most of Luzon on Monday afternoon. “[T]he earthquake caused a drop in…READ The post Luzon grid on red a
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Luzon grid on red alert after quake

THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) raised a red alert in the Luzon grid following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit most of Luzon on Monday afternoon. “[T]he earthquake caused a drop in…READ The post Luzon grid on red alert after quake appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte, ‘not feeling well’, skips Manila Boao Forum

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday skipped his scheduled appearance at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia because he was “not feeling well,” his spokesman said. “He is not…READ The post Duterte, ‘not feeling well’, skips Manil
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Duterte, ‘not feeling well’, skips Manila Boao Forum

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday skipped his scheduled appearance at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia because he was “not feeling well,” his spokesman said. “He is not…READ The post Duterte, ‘not feeling well’, skips Manila Boao Forum appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Gasoline prices up anew effective on Tuesday

OIL companies announced a P0.10 per liter increase in the price of gasoline effective on Tuesday. Caltex, Eastern Petroleum, Flying V, Petro Gazz, Petron, Phoenix Petroleum, Pilipinas Shell, PTT Philippines…READ The post Gasoline prices up anew effecti
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Gasoline prices up anew effective on Tuesday

OIL companies announced a P0.10 per liter increase in the price of gasoline effective on Tuesday. Caltex, Eastern Petroleum, Flying V, Petro Gazz, Petron, Phoenix Petroleum, Pilipinas Shell, PTT Philippines…READ The post Gasoline prices up anew effective on Tuesday appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

MMDA suspends coding for PUVs on Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines --- The number coding scheme for all public utility vehicles is suspended on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Monday. The MMDA made the announcement shortly after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake rock
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MMDA suspends coding for PUVs on Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines --- The number coding scheme for all public utility vehicles is suspended on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Monday. The MMDA made the announcement shortly after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked several areas in Luzon. But the suspension does not include Las Pias and Makati and does not cover private vehicles. Several schools also declared the suspension of its classes for Tuesday. RELATED Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes parts of Luzon #WalangPasok: Class suspensions on Tuesday, April 23 /atm...Keep on reading: MMDA suspends coding for PUVs on Tuesday

Some malls in Makati City close after strong quake

MANILA, Philippines --- Some malls in Makati City closed ahead of the end of mall hours following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit parts of Luzon on Monday. Among the malls that have closed are Greenbelt and Glorietta, Police Colonel Rogelio Simon, ch
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Some malls in Makati City close after strong quake

MANILA, Philippines --- Some malls in Makati City closed ahead of the end of mall hours following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit parts of Luzon on Monday. Among the malls that have closed are Greenbelt and Glorietta, Police Colonel Rogelio Simon, chief of Makati City Police, said in a text message to reporters. He said SM Makati and Landmark remained open as of 8 p.m. /ee...Keep on reading: Some malls in Makati City close after strong quake

Ready Your Wallets: Here’s Where You Can Do Your Summer Shopping

When it's this hot outside, shopping does indeed become a form of cardio. For the next two weekends, prepare yourself for some serious workout. We'll be treated to big shopping events! Each of which match various personalities and needs. Together, they off
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Ready Your Wallets: Here’s Where You Can Do Your Summer Shopping

When it's this hot outside, shopping does indeed become a form of cardio. For the next two weekends, prepare yourself for some serious workout. We'll be treated to big shopping events! Each of which match various personalities and needs. Together, they offer a myriad of options. There are trendy items from young, emerging brands. There are also picks from heritage labels that continue to excite with their interpretation of what's current. Maybe you can knock out a few things off your Christmas gift list? How about stocking up for a trip? What about looking for that perfect piece to complete your home? More than shopping, you'll also be able to enjoy a lot of activities: personalizi...Keep on reading: Ready Your Wallets: Here’s Where You Can Do Your Summer Shopping

Albayalde orders Central Luzon cops to activate disaster management task group

MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Oscar Albayalde ordered the Central Luzon police to activate its Disaster Incident Management Task Group following the reported casualties in Pampanga province. The task group wi
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Albayalde orders Central Luzon cops to activate disaster management task group

MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Oscar Albayalde ordered the Central Luzon police to activate its Disaster Incident Management Task Group following the reported casualties in Pampanga province. The task group will assist the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, local government units, other government agencies, and civilian rescue groups, PNP spokesman Colonel Bernard Banac said in a statement. «Paramount is the safety of the public, the maintenance of security and order in all affected areas, and the clearing of all roads and bridges for search, rescue and relief operations,» Banac said. /ee READ: 8 dead in Pampanga a...Keep on reading: Albayalde orders Central Luzon cops to activate disaster management task group

Road near dike in Porac, bridge in Floridablanca closed after quake

    MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 3 office has closed a portion of a road near the Megadike Access Road in Porac, Pampanga, and another bridge in Floridablanca after cracks caused by an earli
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Road near dike in Porac, bridge in Floridablanca closed after quake

    MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 3 office has closed a portion of a road near the Megadike Access Road in Porac, Pampanga, and another bridge in Floridablanca after cracks caused by an earlier earthquake were discovered. DPWH-Region 3 Director Dong Tolentino said on Monday evening that they would assess the road's status Tuesday, but for the meantime, it would be impassable for vehicles. «Yong bridge naman sa Floridablanca, naka-sara na muna, 'yon kasi 'yong na-damage. Yung sa megadike, medyo may mga crack na, hindi na muna natin pinadadaanan para ma-assess natin bukas ng umaga kapag maliwanag na siya,» Tolentino ...Keep on reading: Road near dike in Porac, bridge in Floridablanca closed after quake

BDO sees P38.5B net profit this year

MANILA, Philippines--The country's leading lender BDO Unibank sees net profit this year hitting a new high of P38.5 billion, likely driven by a continued double-digit expansion in loan book, improved margins and steady fee-based income. About a quarter of
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BDO sees P38.5B net profit this year

MANILA, Philippines--The country's leading lender BDO Unibank sees net profit this year hitting a new high of P38.5 billion, likely driven by a continued double-digit expansion in loan book, improved margins and steady fee-based income. About a quarter of the full-year target had been achieved in the first three months of the year, during which BDO grew headline net profit by 66 percent year-on-year to P9.8 billion. Excluding non-recurring items that boosted comparative earnings last year, first quarter core earnings rose by 21 percent year-on-year, BDO president Nestor Tan said in a press briefing ahead of the bank's stockholders meeting on Monday. The first quarte...Keep on reading: BDO sees P38.5B net profit this year

Milk truck accident causes heavy traffic on C-5

MANILA, Philippines --- A 20-foot container truck carrying 1,900 kilos of milk slammed into a barrier on C-5 Road in Bagong Ilog on Monday afternoon, causing heavy traffic in the area. https://www.facebook.com/PasigCommandCenterPasigC3/photos/a.43253025356
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Milk truck accident causes heavy traffic on C-5

MANILA, Philippines --- A 20-foot container truck carrying 1,900 kilos of milk slammed into a barrier on C-5 Road in Bagong Ilog on Monday afternoon, causing heavy traffic in the area. https://www.facebook.com/PasigCommandCenterPasigC3/photos/a.432530253562181/1304390513042813/?type=3&theater&_rdc=1&_rdr Pasig Command Center CCTV operator Kurt Matthew told INQUIRER.net the accident occurred at 12:36 p.m. and has resulted in the pile up of vehicles on C-5 Road. Matthew said the driver of the truck, who said he lost control of the brakes, was brought to the Medical City for treatment. As of posting time, the truck is still at the site, but retrieval operations are a...Keep on reading: Milk truck accident causes heavy traffic on C-5

PDEA agrees ‘Bikoy’ can be held liable for cyberlibel

    MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agrees that «Bikoy,» the hooded guy in the series of videos implicating the people close to President Rodrigo Duterte to a drug syndicate, can be held li
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PDEA agrees ‘Bikoy’ can be held liable for cyberlibel

    MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agrees that «Bikoy,» the hooded guy in the series of videos implicating the people close to President Rodrigo Duterte to a drug syndicate, can be held liable for cyberlibel. «Yes, and it remains to be social media post,» PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon told INQUIRER.net when asked if the agency agrees with Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde in saying that Bikoy may face a case of cyberlibel if he will not be able to support his claims. But Carreon said the PDEA will not be able to investigate Bikoy's allegations until there is «tangible basis» that he could pr...Keep on reading: PDEA agrees ‘Bikoy’ can be held liable for cyberlibel

LOOK: Ogie Alcasid wishes Regine Velasquez ‘joy, great health’ on her 49th birthday

Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid expressed his gratitude and sent good wishes to his wife Regine Velasquez in celebration of her 49th birthday today, April 22. Alcasid took to Instagram to greet Asia's Songbird, as he posted a throwback photo of her with a p
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LOOK: Ogie Alcasid wishes Regine Velasquez ‘joy, great health’ on her 49th birthday

Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid expressed his gratitude and sent good wishes to his wife Regine Velasquez in celebration of her 49th birthday today, April 22. Alcasid took to Instagram to greet Asia's Songbird, as he posted a throwback photo of her with a pixie cut and a no-makeup look. «Happy birthday to my love. I thank our Heavenly Father that I have you in my life,» the «Nandito Ako» singer said. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwhe8nnHBE1/ Alcasid also hoped for positive things for his wife, saying, «I wish you all the joy in your heart that you deserve. I wish you the peace of mind that you seek and I pray that you be blessed with an abundance of great health.» Fellow...Keep on reading: LOOK: Ogie Alcasid wishes Regine Velasquez ‘joy, great health’ on her 49th birthday

Ex-Agriculture Secretary Alcala posts bail for graft 

MANILA, Philippines --- Former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has posted a P30,000 bail before the Sandiganbayan's Fifth Division for a graft case. «Today, Proceso J. Alcala, personally appeared and posted bail bond for his provisional liberty
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Ex-Agriculture Secretary Alcala posts bail for graft 

MANILA, Philippines --- Former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has posted a P30,000 bail before the Sandiganbayan's Fifth Division for a graft case. «Today, Proceso J. Alcala, personally appeared and posted bail bond for his provisional liberty in the amount of Thirty Thousand Pesos, under Official Receipt No. 5497801 V dated April 22, 2019,» read the order dated April 22. Alcala's graft case was in connection with the «garlic cartel» scheme, which reportedly monopolized garlic prices from 2013 to 2014. The Anti-Graft Court scheduled Alcala's arraignment on May 24 at 8:30 a.m. "Let the arraignment and pre-trial of said accused [Alcala] be set on May 24, 2019 at 8:30 in t...Keep on reading: Ex-Agriculture Secretary Alcala posts bail for graft 

No Filipino hurt in Sri Lanka attacks — DFA

NO Filipino was hurt in the explosions that rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people, including several foreigners, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The…READ The post No Filipino hurt in Sri Lanka attacks — DFA
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No Filipino hurt in Sri Lanka attacks — DFA

NO Filipino was hurt in the explosions that rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people, including several foreigners, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The…READ The post No Filipino hurt in Sri Lanka attacks — DFA appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PH, China to sign 5 bilateral deals during Duterte’s visit to Beijing — DFA

THE Philippines and China are scheduled to sign at least five bilateral agreements when President Rodrigo Duterte makes his visit to Beijing this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)…READ The post PH, China to sign 5 bilateral deals during Dute
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PH, China to sign 5 bilateral deals during Duterte’s visit to Beijing — DFA

THE Philippines and China are scheduled to sign at least five bilateral agreements when President Rodrigo Duterte makes his visit to Beijing this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)…READ The post PH, China to sign 5 bilateral deals during Duterte’s visit to Beijing — DFA appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Palace confirms Times’ story on ‘Oust-Duterte’ matrix, warns plotters  

MALACAÑANG on Monday confirmed a matrix detailing a plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte and vowed to prosecute those who would commit “overt acts to bring down the government.” Spokesman…READ The post Palace confirms Times’ story <
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Palace confirms Times’ story on ‘Oust-Duterte’ matrix, warns plotters  

MALACAÑANG on Monday confirmed a matrix detailing a plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte and vowed to prosecute those who would commit “overt acts to bring down the government.” Spokesman…READ The post Palace confirms Times’ story <br> on ‘Oust-Duterte’ matrix, warns plotters   appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Phoenix nips San Miguel, narrows semis gap to 1-2

PHOENIX Pulse hung tough in the endgame to nip defending champion San Miguel Beer, 92-90, on Sunday in Game 3 of its best-of-seven semifinals series of Season 44 Philippine Basketball…READ The post Phoenix nips San Miguel, narrows semis gap to 1-2 appea
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Phoenix nips San Miguel, narrows semis gap to 1-2

PHOENIX Pulse hung tough in the endgame to nip defending champion San Miguel Beer, 92-90, on Sunday in Game 3 of its best-of-seven semifinals series of Season 44 Philippine Basketball…READ The post Phoenix nips San Miguel, narrows semis gap to 1-2 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte renews tirades against ‘corrupt’ media

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte accused Philippine media anew of being “corrupt” in the wake of an expose on the allegedly “significant” increase in his family’s wealth under his term. The Philippine…READ The post Duterte renews
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Duterte renews tirades against ‘corrupt’ media

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte accused Philippine media anew of being “corrupt” in the wake of an expose on the allegedly “significant” increase in his family’s wealth under his term. The Philippine…READ The post Duterte renews tirades against ‘corrupt’ media appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

More than 200 people dead in Sri Lanka blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in nine bombings that rocked churches, luxury hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday…READ The post More than 200 people dead in Sri Lanka blasts appeared first
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More than 200 people dead in Sri Lanka blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in nine bombings that rocked churches, luxury hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday…READ The post More than 200 people dead in Sri Lanka blasts appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Sophie Turner on ‘experimenting’: I love a soul, not a gender

English actress Sophie Turner's «Game of Thrones» character, Sansa Stark, transformed slowly but surely across several seasons. Turner grew up normally while portraying a perpetually beleaguered character. Originally, she wanted to be a dancer
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Sophie Turner on ‘experimenting’: I love a soul, not a gender

English actress Sophie Turner's «Game of Thrones» character, Sansa Stark, transformed slowly but surely across several seasons. Turner grew up normally while portraying a perpetually beleaguered character. Originally, she wanted to be a dancer, but turned down the opportunity to study at the Royal Ballet School. Instead, she chose acting classes at age 11. Old soul Now 23, the «X-Men» star is engaged to singer Joe Jonas. «I was fully preparing myself to be single for the rest of my life» she told Rolling Stone. But, she added, "Once you've found the right person, you just know. I feel like I'm much older a soul than I am in age. I feel like I've lived enough life to k...Keep on reading: Sophie Turner on ‘experimenting’: I love a soul, not a gender

How DJ Tom Taus, ex-child star, has found his calling in music

In the '90s, Tom Taus was a child actor, known for appearing in the kiddie gag show «Ang TV,» as well as starring in films such as «Cedie,» «Anak ng Bulkan» and «Batang Z.» But, these days, he's more known a
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How DJ Tom Taus, ex-child star, has found his calling in music

In the '90s, Tom Taus was a child actor, known for appearing in the kiddie gag show «Ang TV,» as well as starring in films such as «Cedie,» «Anak ng Bulkan» and «Batang Z.» But, these days, he's more known as a DJ---grown-up and dashing, winning over partygoers with his electronic music sets---his time as a tyke in the spotlight preserved mostly in memory, and on YouTube videos. Fresh from a show at the Bonfire Music Festival in Davao Oriental---his time there made memorable by «two beautiful beaches»---Tom acknowledged the chance to travel and meet people from various cultures through his work. Recognition «It's pretty amazing, honestly,» he told the Inquirer. "I'm start...Keep on reading: How DJ Tom Taus, ex-child star, has found his calling in music

Why Gabbi Garcia is scared of working with boyfriend Khalil Ramos

Director Jade Castro, who is working with real-life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos in the film «LSS (Last Song Syndrome),» swore that he didn't know the two were in a relationship when he first asked them to be part of the cast. «Th
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Why Gabbi Garcia is scared of working with boyfriend Khalil Ramos

Director Jade Castro, who is working with real-life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos in the film «LSS (Last Song Syndrome),» swore that he didn't know the two were in a relationship when he first asked them to be part of the cast. «The idea came from the creative team, and when they suggested it to me, I liked it because I know that both of them can act and sing at the same time. Since music is very much a part of the story, I thought they'd be perfect together,» Jade told reporters during the media gathering to announce the first three finalists of this year's Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP). "This was before we confirmed that they are together in real life, which made ...Keep on reading: Why Gabbi Garcia is scared of working with boyfriend Khalil Ramos

8 arrested in connection with Sri Lanka blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka --- Eight people have been arrested in connection with a string of deadly blasts that killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the country's prime minister said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said «so far the name
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8 arrested in connection with Sri Lanka blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka --- Eight people have been arrested in connection with a string of deadly blasts that killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the country's prime minister said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said «so far the names that have come up are local,» but he said investigators would look into whether the attackers had any «overseas links.» He also acknowledged that the «information was there» about possible attacks. «While this goes on we must also look into why adequate precautions were not taken,» he said. But he said the government's first priority would be to «apprehend the terrorists.» "First and foremost we have to ensure that terrori...Keep on reading: 8 arrested in connection with Sri Lanka blasts

Top US Democrat says party will decide soon on impeachment

WASHINGTON --- A leading Democratic lawmaker said Sunday that his party would likely decide within a few weeks whether a move to impeach President Donald Trump would be «the best course for the country.» Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of
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Top US Democrat says party will decide soon on impeachment

WASHINGTON --- A leading Democratic lawmaker said Sunday that his party would likely decide within a few weeks whether a move to impeach President Donald Trump would be «the best course for the country.» Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, said that since Republicans control the Senate --- and would likely block an effort to oust Trump --- Democrats face a quandary after special counsel Robert Mueller found no coordination between Russia and the Trump election campaign but cited 10 episodes of potential obstruction involving Trump. "We will have to decide, do we nonetheless go through an impeachment --- because to do otherwise would signal ...Keep on reading: Top US Democrat says party will decide soon on impeachment

Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected

NEW YORK: Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid returned from injury to score a game-high 31 points and grab 16 rebounds, powering the 76ers to a 112-108 NBA playoff victory at Brooklyn on…READ The post Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected ap
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Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected

NEW YORK: Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid returned from injury to score a game-high 31 points and grab 16 rebounds, powering the 76ers to a 112-108 NBA playoff victory at Brooklyn on…READ The post Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Summer’s in full swing with Regatta

REGATTA boosts summer wear this season with a collection of pieces in hot-weather hues in lightweight fabrics. Summery colors dominate the collection with watercolor prints, doodle stripes, and ditsy florals,…READ The post Summer’s in full swing with
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Summer’s in full swing with Regatta

REGATTA boosts summer wear this season with a collection of pieces in hot-weather hues in lightweight fabrics. Summery colors dominate the collection with watercolor prints, doodle stripes, and ditsy florals,…READ The post Summer’s in full swing with Regatta appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Las Casas beats sweltering heat with summer treats

THE sun is up and summer sizzle is finally here. During this time of the year, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar adds a modern flair to its patriotic premise. All…READ The post Las Casas beats sweltering heat with summer treats appeared first on The Manila
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Las Casas beats sweltering heat with summer treats

THE sun is up and summer sizzle is finally here. During this time of the year, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar adds a modern flair to its patriotic premise. All…READ The post Las Casas beats sweltering heat with summer treats appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Estrada continues to lead opponents in Manila mayoralty race — survey

WITH less than a month before the midterm elections, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada continues to lead his opponents by a wide margin and will likely win his third and…READ The post Estrada continues to lead opponents in Manila mayoralty
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Estrada continues to lead opponents in Manila mayoralty race — survey

WITH less than a month before the midterm elections, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada continues to lead his opponents by a wide margin and will likely win his third and…READ The post Estrada continues to lead opponents in Manila mayoralty race — survey appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PH, world express sympathy, outrage over Sri Lanka blasts

THE Philippines joined the rest of the world in expressing its sympathy for the victims of a series of explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, as well as “outrage…READ The post PH, world express sympathy, <br> outrage over Sri Lanka blasts app
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PH, world express sympathy, outrage over Sri Lanka blasts

THE Philippines joined the rest of the world in expressing its sympathy for the victims of a series of explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, as well as “outrage…READ The post PH, world express sympathy, <br> outrage over Sri Lanka blasts appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte: Diplomacy still better than military alternative on sea dispute

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday reiterated that diplomacy was a better alternative to a military response to the dispute over the West Philippine (South China) Sea. Duterte was reacting to…READ The post Duterte: Diplomacy still better than military
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Duterte: Diplomacy still better than military alternative on sea dispute

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday reiterated that diplomacy was a better alternative to a military response to the dispute over the West Philippine (South China) Sea. Duterte was reacting to…READ The post Duterte: Diplomacy still better than military alternative on sea dispute appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Philippines-South Korea to finish free trade deal by November

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines and South Korea want to finish a free trade deal by November, a move that will make it easier for local bananas, among other goods, to enter the Korean market, top officials said. In a joint statement issued last wee
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Philippines-South Korea to finish free trade deal by November

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines and South Korea want to finish a free trade deal by November, a move that will make it easier for local bananas, among other goods, to enter the Korean market, top officials said. In a joint statement issued last week, the trade chiefs of both governments said they had agreed to «put their best effort» to conclude the talks in November. The conclusion of the talks, they said, would be in time for the commemorative summit of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). That same month will also mark the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations of South Korea and the Philippines, the Department ...Keep on reading: Philippines-South Korea to finish free trade deal by November

PNP: Holy Week 2019 ‘generally peaceful’

MANILA, Philippines --- Holy Week in the country this year was «generally peaceful,» despite several cases of drowning and vehicular accidents, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Sunday.   «Sa buong bansa napaka-ganda ng at
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PNP: Holy Week 2019 ‘generally peaceful’

MANILA, Philippines --- Holy Week in the country this year was «generally peaceful,» despite several cases of drowning and vehicular accidents, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Sunday.   «Sa buong bansa napaka-ganda ng ating kalagayan. Ang situation natin ay generally peaceful sa buong bansa except sa ilang insidente na kung saan may naitaang nalunod sa iba't-ibang paliguan at vehicular accidents na marami ring na-injured,» PNP spokesperson Police Col. Bernard Banac said in an interview over AM radio station DZBB.   (It was generally peaceful in the country except several cases of drowning and vehicular accidents, leading to injuries and deaths.)  ...Keep on reading: PNP: Holy Week 2019 ‘generally peaceful’

Priest: Vote for officials who will protect the environment

MANTICAO, Misamis Oriental, Philippines --- Choose candidates who will protect the environment, Reverend Fr. Eleuterio Datoy, parish priest of Christ the King Sub-Parish, urged devotees on Good Friday during a Mass he celebrated on top of Dunque Hill. The
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Priest: Vote for officials who will protect the environment

MANTICAO, Misamis Oriental, Philippines --- Choose candidates who will protect the environment, Reverend Fr. Eleuterio Datoy, parish priest of Christ the King Sub-Parish, urged devotees on Good Friday during a Mass he celebrated on top of Dunque Hill. The hill, the highest peak in Misamis Oriental, is where the Catholic faithful have been holding the Stations of the Cross since 2015. «It is the time when a Christian would not only meditate and pray for the forgiveness of sins but also to pray for the future,» he said. One of the prayers he said was for voters, imploring that they would be guided choose candidates whose advocacy would be to take care of the environment. Du...Keep on reading: Priest: Vote for officials who will protect the environment

PH bet Carlo Biado falls to Taiwan’s Kevin Cheng in WPA Players Championship

MANILA, Philippines---Filipino cue artist Carlo Biado fell to Taiwan's Kevn Cheng in the final of the World Pool-Billiard Association Players Championship, 12-11, at Griffs Billiards in Las Vegas. Biado blew an 8-5 rack lead in the best-of-nine match as Ch
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PH bet Carlo Biado falls to Taiwan’s Kevin Cheng in WPA Players Championship

MANILA, Philippines---Filipino cue artist Carlo Biado fell to Taiwan's Kevn Cheng in the final of the World Pool-Billiard Association Players Championship, 12-11, at Griffs Billiards in Las Vegas. Biado blew an 8-5 rack lead in the best-of-nine match as Cheng went on a furious rally that came after the Filipino missed out on a routine hit. After Biado failed to sink the 4-ball, Cheng pounced on the blunder by winning the next four racks to grab a 9-8 rack edge in what eventually turned into a win-by-two format. The pair, however, reached the 11-11 limit that forged a sudden death rack. "When I was down 8-5 and he is shooting at an open table, I already know that I'm going to ...Keep on reading: PH bet Carlo Biado falls to Taiwan’s Kevin Cheng in WPA Players Championship

No reports of Filipino casualties in Sri Lanka blasts — DFA

MANILA, Philippines --- There has been no report of any Filipino hurt following a series of explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday. The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka was in continuous
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No reports of Filipino casualties in Sri Lanka blasts — DFA

MANILA, Philippines --- There has been no report of any Filipino hurt following a series of explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday. The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka was in continuous coordination with the authorities in Sri Lanka to check on the state of Filipinos living in the area of the explosion. «Ambassador to Bangladesh Vicente Vivencio C. Bandillo said that the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka contacted Philippine Honorary Consul to Colombo Hugh Sriyal Dissanayake, who informed them that they are in touch with the Filipino community in the area,» the DFA said in a statement. "The community leaders report...Keep on reading: No reports of Filipino casualties in Sri Lanka blasts — DFA

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