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Sereno says gov’t should cooperate with UNHRC probe

MANILA, Philippines --- Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno sees no problem with the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) scrutinizing the human rights situation in the country if the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte really has noth
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Sereno says gov’t should cooperate with UNHRC probe

MANILA, Philippines --- Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno sees no problem with the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) scrutinizing the human rights situation in the country if the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte really has nothing to hide. «If they're not hiding anything, what's the problem?» she told reporters in Filipino after her speech at the United People's State of the Nation Address (Sona), held on Monday, the same day that the President was giving his fourth Sona. «Just show the records and that's done.» https://twitter.com/CGonzalesINQ/status/1153288362125455360 According to Sereno, it's clear to the public that questions surrounding the ...Keep on reading: Sereno says gov’t should cooperate with UNHRC probe

SK chairman gunned down in Albay

  LEGAZPI CITY --- A chairman of Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) in Daraga town in Albay province was shot and killed on Monday afternoon. Corporal Charmie Mayores, assistant information officer of Albay police, said Jane Moneda, 25, of Barang
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SK chairman gunned down in Albay

  LEGAZPI CITY --- A chairman of Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) in Daraga town in Albay province was shot and killed on Monday afternoon. Corporal Charmie Mayores, assistant information officer of Albay police, said Jane Moneda, 25, of Barangay (village) Ibaugan, was shot by four unidentified gunmen at around 3 p.m. Based on the initial investigation, the victim had a conversation with the suspects in front of her parent's house before the shooting happened. Police are investigating the incident....Keep on reading: SK chairman gunned down in Albay

Power outages cut people’s view of Duterte’s Sona in Cotabato

  KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Residents of Kidapawan City and nearby towns of Makilala and Mlang in Cotabato province were dismayed by the turned of events while watching President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 22. This af
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Power outages cut people’s view of Duterte’s Sona in Cotabato

  KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Residents of Kidapawan City and nearby towns of Makilala and Mlang in Cotabato province were dismayed by the turned of events while watching President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 22. This after a series of power fluctuations hit the city and its environs past 5 p.m., as the President delivered his Sona before the joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives. Heavy downpour coupled with strong wind sent tree branches hitting transmission lines that tripped and cut the power supply in Kidapawan City. Some radio stations in Kidapawan City that hooked up with the Presidential Broadcast Staff Radio-Tele...Keep on reading: Power outages cut people’s view of Duterte’s Sona in Cotabato

‘Nakakakilabot’ – Sereno on Duterte’s defending deal with China

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte's defending his verbal agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016 allowing Chinese access to the Philippines' exclusive economic zone gave former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno goosebumps. &laq
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‘Nakakakilabot’ – Sereno on Duterte’s defending deal with China

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte's defending his verbal agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016 allowing Chinese access to the Philippines' exclusive economic zone gave former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno goosebumps. «Nakakakilabot ang ginagawa nila. Para bang handa silang ibenta tayo nang hindi natin alam,» Sereno said, replying to questions from reporters after her speech at the United People's State of the Nation Address (Sona), which was held on Monday, the same day that the President was giving his fourth Sona. [What they're doing gave me goosebumps. It's like they're ready to sell us without us knowing about it.] Still speaking in Filipin...Keep on reading: ‘Nakakakilabot’ – Sereno on Duterte’s defending deal with China

Carpio fact-checks Duterte: China not occupying West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines --- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Monday refuted President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that China is in possession of the West Philippine Sea. He said China occupies only the seven artificial islands in the Kalaya
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Carpio fact-checks Duterte: China not occupying West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines --- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Monday refuted President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that China is in possession of the West Philippine Sea. He said China occupies only the seven artificial islands in the Kalayaan Island Group (Spratly Islands), Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, and Sandy Cay. «China is not in possession of the West Philippine Sea. China is in possession of seven features in the Spratlys plus Scarborough Shoal,» he said in a statement hours after the President's fourth State of the Nation Address. The senior magistrate said that Sandy Cay was seized from the Philippines during the Duterte administration. In recent y...Keep on reading: Carpio fact-checks Duterte: China not occupying West Philippine Sea

Duterte critics ask China: Get out of PH

    MANILA, Philippines -- There are issues that militant groups have repeatedly raised every State of the Nation Address (Sona), regardless of who the country's president is --- from accusations of United States-sponsored imperialism, woeful
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Duterte critics ask China: Get out of PH

    MANILA, Philippines -- There are issues that militant groups have repeatedly raised every State of the Nation Address (Sona), regardless of who the country's president is --- from accusations of United States-sponsored imperialism, woeful labor conditions, and human rights abuses. These issues were still brought up as President Rodrigo Duterte was making his fourth Sona on Monday, but apparently, this year was special. Instead of seas of red, Commonwealth Avenue was filled with protesters wearing blue shirts --- apparently an ode to an «under the sea» theme. This year's focus was on upholding the country's sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea, amid ...Keep on reading: Duterte critics ask China: Get out of PH

Duterte raises bounty for killers of Negros cops

  MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday raised to P1.3 million the bounty for the killers of the 4 policemen in Ayungon, Negros Oriental. The officers were killed in an ambush by suspected communist rebels last week. Malacaan
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Duterte raises bounty for killers of Negros cops

  MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday raised to P1.3 million the bounty for the killers of the 4 policemen in Ayungon, Negros Oriental. The officers were killed in an ambush by suspected communist rebels last week. Malacaang announced over the weekend that Duterte has offered a P1-million reward for the arrest of suspects behind the ambush of the policemen. READ:Palace offers P1-M bounty for cop killers Speaking to reporters after his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona), Duterte announced that he would add another P300,000 if the leader of the perpetrators was presented to him dead. "Mas gusto kong patay sila. Kung patay sila, magdag...Keep on reading: Duterte raises bounty for killers of Negros cops

Duterte supporters hit critics of PH foreign policy

MANILA, Philippines --- Government supporters came to the defense of President Rodrigo Duterte against the critics of his foreign policy. «Palibhasa itong mga to ay walang kamag-anak na pwedeng pag-initan sa Hong Kong, Taipei, China. Eh tayong naghih
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Duterte supporters hit critics of PH foreign policy

MANILA, Philippines --- Government supporters came to the defense of President Rodrigo Duterte against the critics of his foreign policy. «Palibhasa itong mga to ay walang kamag-anak na pwedeng pag-initan sa Hong Kong, Taipei, China. Eh tayong naghihikahos, kailangan natin magpakabuti at kaibiganin ang China sapagkat meron tayong mga kamaganak na OFW (overseas Filipino workers),» said one of the hosts of the program for Duterte supporters ahead of the President's State of the Nation Address on Monday afternoon. «Alam naman natin lahat ay kinakaibigan ng Pangulo,» he added. The host also blamed the previous administration for losing a part of the West Philippine Sea, without ...Keep on reading: Duterte supporters hit critics of PH foreign policy

Duterte: I’m willing to be jailed for EJKs if there’s ‘unlimited’ conjugal visits

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte would not mind being incarcerated over the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines due to his administration's brutal drug war. But he has some conditions: there must be a «comfortable cell&raq
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Duterte: I’m willing to be jailed for EJKs if there’s ‘unlimited’ conjugal visits

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte would not mind being incarcerated over the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines due to his administration's brutal drug war. But he has some conditions: there must be a «comfortable cell» and «unlimited» conjugal visits.   «Extrajudicial killings? Report to the ICC (International Criminal Court)? Go ahead. As long as I have a comfortable cell,» Dutere said   In his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona), Duterte, as if posing a challenge to critics, said: «Extrajudicial killings? Report to the ICC (International Criminal Court)? Go ahead. As long as I have a comfortable cell.»   "It should ...Keep on reading: Duterte: I’m willing to be jailed for EJKs if there’s ‘unlimited’ conjugal visits

From glitz and glam to bold statements: Fashion in Sona 2019’s red carpet

    MANILA, Philippines --- Some opted for simplicity, while some used the opportunity to show off their style or push forward their advocacies. What lawmakers and their guests wear has always been the talk of the town during the State of t
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From glitz and glam to bold statements: Fashion in Sona 2019’s red carpet

    MANILA, Philippines --- Some opted for simplicity, while some used the opportunity to show off their style or push forward their advocacies. What lawmakers and their guests wear has always been the talk of the town during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) and President Rodrigo Duterte's fourth one surely is no exception. Senators glam up Lawmakers from the upper and lower chamber together with their families and guests walked the red carpet rolled out at Batasan Complex in style. One of the newly elected senators surely did not miss the chance to turn heads just like Sen. Imee Marcos' yellow and red gradient gown designed by no less than Mak Tumang. ...Keep on reading: From glitz and glam to bold statements: Fashion in Sona 2019’s red carpet

Duterte backs creation of department for OFWs

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants a department that will address the needs of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). In his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, Duterte said the abuses…READ
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Duterte backs creation of department for OFWs

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants a department that will address the needs of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). In his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, Duterte said the abuses…READ

Actor Philip Salvador wishes Duterte critics ‘dead’

ACTOR Philip Salvador on Monday wished critics of President Rodrigo Duterte “dead.” Interviewed by reporters before the President was scheduled to deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA),…READ
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Actor Philip Salvador wishes Duterte critics ‘dead’

ACTOR Philip Salvador on Monday wished critics of President Rodrigo Duterte “dead.” Interviewed by reporters before the President was scheduled to deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA),…READ

Duterte asks Congress to postpone Barangay-SK polls set in May 2020

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress to postpone the Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set in May 2020. At the same time, the President, in his fourth State of…READ
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Duterte asks Congress to postpone Barangay-SK polls set in May 2020

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress to postpone the Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set in May 2020. At the same time, the President, in his fourth State of…READ

Follow-up programs help addicts in China rejoin society

  YUXI/YUNNAN --- Lin Cong (not his real name) raises 1,000 chickens on the third floor of his parents' house. Every day, he carries water upstairs, feeds the chickens and cleans the coops. He has a cat and a dog, but his pigeons are his favorite pets
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Follow-up programs help addicts in China rejoin society

  YUXI/YUNNAN --- Lin Cong (not his real name) raises 1,000 chickens on the third floor of his parents' house. Every day, he carries water upstairs, feeds the chickens and cleans the coops. He has a cat and a dog, but his pigeons are his favorite pets. The 34-year-old lives in a three-story house built by his father in 1984 in the suburbs of Yuxi, a city in the center of Yunnan province that is renowned for tobacco cultivation and cigarette manufacturing. The southwestern province is the main battlefield in the fight against drug abuse because it borders the Golden Triangle, the place where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet, an area known for rampant drug production and traff...Keep on reading: Follow-up programs help addicts in China rejoin society

Hontiveros hopes Duterte won’t deliver ‘fake news-powered’ Sona

MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said she hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will not deliver a «fake news-powered» State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.   The senator criticized Duterte for saying he wil
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Hontiveros hopes Duterte won’t deliver ‘fake news-powered’ Sona

MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said she hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will not deliver a «fake news-powered» State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.   The senator criticized Duterte for saying he will «educate people» that he was not violating the Constitution when he allowed Chinese access to the Philippines' exclusive economic zone through a verbal agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016.   «Actually, halos hindi ko na alam kung anong aasahan. Dahil ang mga Sona niya ay puro mura, pagbabanta ng karahasan, pambabastos sa kababaihan, tapos nitong huli, pagtataksil sa bansang Pilipinas para sa China,» she told reporters...Keep on reading: Hontiveros hopes Duterte won’t deliver ‘fake news-powered’ Sona

Bayan members give failing mark to Duterte on 4th SONA

BACOLOD CITY ---- About 3,000 protesters burned an effigy of President Duterte during the People's State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the public plaza in Bacolod City on Monday. The President's icon, which carries an Armalite, represented the numerous m
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Bayan members give failing mark to Duterte on 4th SONA

BACOLOD CITY ---- About 3,000 protesters burned an effigy of President Duterte during the People's State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the public plaza in Bacolod City on Monday. The President's icon, which carries an Armalite, represented the numerous massacres and arbitrary killings in Negros Occidental, said Michael Dela Concepcion, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Negros secretary-general. He said Duterte's 4th SONA does not reflect the true state of the country. «We are giving the Duterte administration a failing grade since no genuine reforms were implemented in his administration in the last three years,» he said. «He is the worst performer in terms of land distribution,» ...Keep on reading: Bayan members give failing mark to Duterte on 4th SONA

S. Korea’s former ambassador to Ethiopia convicted of rape

SEOUL --- South Korea's former Ambassador to Ethiopia Kim Mun-hwan, 55, was sentenced to jail on Monday for raping an employee of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs agency. The Supreme Court on Monday confirmed the appellate court's one-year sentence for the ex
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S. Korea’s former ambassador to Ethiopia convicted of rape

SEOUL --- South Korea's former Ambassador to Ethiopia Kim Mun-hwan, 55, was sentenced to jail on Monday for raping an employee of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs agency. The Supreme Court on Monday confirmed the appellate court's one-year sentence for the ex-ambassador for abusing his authority. Kim was indicted in August 2017 on charges of raping a staff member of the Korea International Cooperation Agency at his residence in Ethiopia in 2015. He was also suspected of molesting two embassy officials on two different occasions while serving as ambassador from 2014 to 2017. The ministry dismissed him from his post in September 2017. In addition to the jail term, the court se...Keep on reading: S. Korea’s former ambassador to Ethiopia convicted of rape

Panelo to Duterte critics : ‘You will be crushed by the galloping horses of change’

MANILA, Philippines --- Critics of President Rodrigo Duterte should now reconsider opposing him as they will be «crushed by the galloping horses of change,» Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Monday.   Panelo had this warnin
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Panelo to Duterte critics : ‘You will be crushed by the galloping horses of change’

MANILA, Philippines --- Critics of President Rodrigo Duterte should now reconsider opposing him as they will be «crushed by the galloping horses of change,» Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Monday.   Panelo had this warning to Duterte critics minutes after the Chief Executive was set to deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address at the joint session of the 18th Congress. «Well it's about time you wake up from your slumber otherwise you will be crushed by the galloping horses of change,» Panelo said when asked about his message to critics of the administration.   Duterte, he added, would remain steadfast in his agenda against crime and corruption...Keep on reading: Panelo to Duterte critics : ‘You will be crushed by the galloping horses of change’

Paolo Duterte throws support behind Cayetano for speaker

DAVAO City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte threw his support behind Taguig City Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano as speaker of the House of Representatives but expressed his disapproval over a “term-sharing”…READ The post Paolo Duterte throws support behin
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Paolo Duterte throws support behind Cayetano for speaker

DAVAO City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte threw his support behind Taguig City Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano as speaker of the House of Representatives but expressed his disapproval over a “term-sharing”…READ The post Paolo Duterte throws support behind Cayetano for speaker appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Isko Moreno threatens to sack all MTPB personnel over extorting member

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__t8OS6C154 MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno threatened on Monday to fire all personnel of the Manila Traffic And Parking Bureau (MTPB) after a closed circuit television camera (CCTV) footage showed one of the
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Isko Moreno threatens to sack all MTPB personnel over extorting member

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__t8OS6C154 MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno threatened on Monday to fire all personnel of the Manila Traffic And Parking Bureau (MTPB) after a closed circuit television camera (CCTV) footage showed one of them allegedly accepting bribe from a motorist   Moreno said that if the MTPB personnel will not identify and present their erring colleague within 24 hours, he would fire all of them.   «Bibigyan ko kayo ng isang araw ah? Kapag hindi niyo sa akin tinuro yung nasa video, lahat kayo tatanggalin ko. Tandaan niyo yan. One head.. Isang kupunan, kasalanan ng lahat,» he said.   "Kapag hindi kayo nagsumbong...Keep on reading: Isko Moreno threatens to sack all MTPB personnel over extorting member

Splitsville for Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson?

MANILA, Philippines - Actress Bea Alonzo created a stir among fans when she posted a cryptic message Sunday that fueled speculations of a breakup between her and Gerald Anderson.   «You can't make the same mistake twice, the second time you m
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Splitsville for Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson?

MANILA, Philippines - Actress Bea Alonzo created a stir among fans when she posted a cryptic message Sunday that fueled speculations of a breakup between her and Gerald Anderson.   «You can't make the same mistake twice, the second time you make it, it's not a mistake anymore, it's a choice' ENOUGH,» Alonzo captioned Sunday a black space over her Instagram page.     https://www.instagram.com/p/B0LPQqrFor5/?igshid=1resgzq5xfv3t «Something I learned about people... if they do it once, they'll do it again,» she added in an Instagram story.       Anderson and another actress, Julia Barretto were reportedly spotted at Rayver Cruz...Keep on reading: Splitsville for Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson?

BREAKING: Former Speaker bets to nominate Cayetano for House Speaker

  MANILA, Philippines --- Three congressmen, who were earlier contenders for the post of House Speaker,are expected to nominate Taguig. Rep Alan Peter Cayetano for the lower chamber's top post.   «Tatlo po ang napagusapan kagabi na ma
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BREAKING: Former Speaker bets to nominate Cayetano for House Speaker

  MANILA, Philippines --- Three congressmen, who were earlier contenders for the post of House Speaker,are expected to nominate Taguig. Rep Alan Peter Cayetano for the lower chamber's top post.   «Tatlo po ang napagusapan kagabi na magnonominate kay Speaker Alan. Si (Davao City Rep. Paolo) Pulong (Duterte) si (Leyte Rep.) Martin (Romualdez) at si (Marinduque Rep. Lord Alan Velasco),» Albay Rep. Joey Salceda told reporters on Monday ahead of the House Speaker election.   Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte announced his endorsement of Cayetano as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.   Duterte also suggested term-sharing between Cayetano...Keep on reading: BREAKING: Former Speaker bets to nominate Cayetano for House Speaker

LP divided in House, 7 to join majority

  MANILA, Philippines --- Seven members of the opposition Liberal Party (LP) in the House of Representatives will join the so-called «supermajority» in chamber, Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice said Monday.   «Balanse ang LP... a
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LP divided in House, 7 to join majority

  MANILA, Philippines --- Seven members of the opposition Liberal Party (LP) in the House of Representatives will join the so-called «supermajority» in chamber, Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice said Monday.   «Balanse ang LP... ang bilang ko 7-7-1,» Erice said in an interview, referring to seven LP members joining the majority bloc, seven joining the minority with only one staying as independent.   The district lawmaker said he would join the majority while Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman would stick as an independent lawmaker in the chamber dominated by pro-administration solons.   Asked if he thinks this would not compromise the unity of LP in the House, Erice...Keep on reading: LP divided in House, 7 to join majority

Elizabeth Zimmerman, Duterte’s ex-wife skipping Sona, too 

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte's former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman will not grace the Chief Executive's fourth State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday.   Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, wh
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Elizabeth Zimmerman, Duterte’s ex-wife skipping Sona, too 

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte's former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman will not grace the Chief Executive's fourth State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday.   Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who is also not attending the Sona since she is on medical leave, confirmed her mother's absence toINQUIRER.net.   This is the first time that the Davao City mayor and her mother will skip the President's Sona.   Duterte-Carpio said he wouldjust watch her father's Sona from her mother's home in Davao City.   «I will watch the Sona with my mother,» she said in a text message.   Her brother, Vic...Keep on reading: Elizabeth Zimmerman, Duterte’s ex-wife skipping Sona, too 

IBP wants Calida’s accusation expunged

MANILA, Philippines --- Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno and two others from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) have asked the Supreme Court to strike off from the records the government's accusation that they misled a group of fishermen into asking f
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IBP wants Calida’s accusation expunged

MANILA, Philippines --- Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno and two others from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) have asked the Supreme Court to strike off from the records the government's accusation that they misled a group of fishermen into asking for court protection of the fishing grounds in the West Philippine Sea that have been seized by China. Petition withdrawn Diokno, with IBP lawyers Andre Palacios and Gil Aquino, formally withdrew on July 19 the writ of kalikasan petition they filed on behalf of 27 fishermen from Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in Palawan and from Subic, Zambales. The lawyers informed the court that the fishermen have either told them they wanted to wi...Keep on reading: IBP wants Calida’s accusation expunged

‘Bikoy’ bares proof of ouster plot

MANILA, Philippines --- Phone messages, house keys and a condominium access card, IDs and utility bills under a different name and purchase receipts. These were the proof that President Rodrigo Duterte's former accuser turned star witness offered to back u
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‘Bikoy’ bares proof of ouster plot

MANILA, Philippines --- Phone messages, house keys and a condominium access card, IDs and utility bills under a different name and purchase receipts. These were the proof that President Rodrigo Duterte's former accuser turned star witness offered to back up his tale of a seditious plot supposedly by Vice President Leni Robredo and 31 members of the opposition, clergy, lawyers and private individuals. In his sworn statement to the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Peter Joemel Advincula alias «Bikoy» said he saved his phone text exchanges with his supposed coplotters, of which included former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Fr. Albert Ale...Keep on reading: ‘Bikoy’ bares proof of ouster plot

‘The Lion King’ rules and ‘Endgame’ scores all-time record

LOS ANGELES --- If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of «The Lion King» devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-r
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‘The Lion King’ rules and ‘Endgame’ scores all-time record

LOS ANGELES --- If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of «The Lion King» devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but «Avengers: Endgame» also crept past «Avatar» to become the highest-grossing film of all time. «The Lion King» this weekend roared into 4,725 North American theaters, where it grossed a stunning $185 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Although reviews were mixed for Jon Favreau's remake of the 1994 animated film, audiences still turned out in droves to hear the A-list voice cast, from Beyonc to Donald Glover,...Keep on reading: ‘The Lion King’ rules and ‘Endgame’ scores all-time record

Pagasa sees fair Monday weather

MANILA, Philippines --- Most parts of the country, including Metro Manila, will have fair weather om Monday, with chances of isolated rain showers in the afternoon or evening. Extreme Northern Luzon would be an exception, as it continues to be affected by
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Pagasa sees fair Monday weather

MANILA, Philippines --- Most parts of the country, including Metro Manila, will have fair weather om Monday, with chances of isolated rain showers in the afternoon or evening. Extreme Northern Luzon would be an exception, as it continues to be affected by the southwest monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. No other weather disturbance was monitored by the weather bureau. President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address at Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday. /gsg  ...Keep on reading: Pagasa sees fair Monday weather

Prince George turning 6 as UK palace releases new photos

LONDON --- Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday. It's become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two o
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Prince George turning 6 as UK palace releases new photos

LONDON --- Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday. It's become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two of the pictures George is seen with a big smile as he wears an English soccer jersey. The third shows him on a family holiday. George is third in line for the throne behind his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William. He is a great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II....Keep on reading: Prince George turning 6 as UK palace releases new photos

Police launch tear gas as Hong Kong protest turns violent

HONG KONG --- Hong Kong's protest movement took a violent turn on Sunday, as police launched tear gas at protesters after a massive march continued late into the evening, and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who apparently were targeting pro-d
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Police launch tear gas as Hong Kong protest turns violent

HONG KONG --- Hong Kong's protest movement took a violent turn on Sunday, as police launched tear gas at protesters after a massive march continued late into the evening, and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who apparently were targeting pro-democracy demonstrators. The firing of the tear gas was the latest confrontation between police and protesters who have taken to the streets for over a month to fight a proposed extradition bill and call for electoral reforms in the Chinese territory. The march had been peaceful when it reached its police-designated endpoint in Hong Kong's Wan Chai district in the late afternoon, but thousands continued onward, at various po...Keep on reading: Police launch tear gas as Hong Kong protest turns violent

How having a child with special needs changed Martin Nievera

He wasn't the best husband, but at the very least, Martin Nievera said, he could strive to be a better father. Having Santino, his 12-year-old son with former partner Katrina Ojeda, has been especially transformative for the balladeer. Because Santino is
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How having a child with special needs changed Martin Nievera

He wasn't the best husband, but at the very least, Martin Nievera said, he could strive to be a better father. Having Santino, his 12-year-old son with former partner Katrina Ojeda, has been especially transformative for the balladeer. Because Santino is a child with special needs, Martin has had to redefine what his earlier notions of what being a parent entails. «He has really changed me a lot. I'm definitely more patient nowadays than I was with my elder sons (Robin and Ram, with ex-wife, Pops Fernandez),» Martin told the Inquirer in a recent interview, after renewing his contract as the ambassador of Solaire Resort & Casino for two more years. Raising a child with sp...Keep on reading: How having a child with special needs changed Martin Nievera

‘Yesterday’ astutely imagines a world without the Beatles

If the Fab Four didn't exist, what would the world become? The fantasy-rom-com «Yesterday» imagines a reality without the Beatles, but filling that unbelievable void is an aspiring singer-songwriter who remembers the band's lasting impact on pop c
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‘Yesterday’ astutely imagines a world without the Beatles

If the Fab Four didn't exist, what would the world become? The fantasy-rom-com «Yesterday» imagines a reality without the Beatles, but filling that unbelievable void is an aspiring singer-songwriter who remembers the band's lasting impact on pop culture and musicians---and passes the group's songs as his own! Directed by Danny Boyle, who eschews his usual grimy, gritty aesthetic for a more straightforward and endearing style, «Yesterday» is written by Richard Curtis, whose other credits include hit romance flicks like «Notting Hill» and «Love Actually.» It follows a struggling English singer, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), who is managed by an old schoolmate, Ellie (Lily James). Sh...Keep on reading: ‘Yesterday’ astutely imagines a world without the Beatles

Jack Falahee ‘humbled’ to play ‘fearlessly gay’ role

The crime-drama series «How to Get Away with Murder» is about to end with its upcoming sixth season, and one of its stars is feeling a bittersweet tang due to that recent announcement. «While it saddened me to learn this news, I can't hel
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Jack Falahee ‘humbled’ to play ‘fearlessly gay’ role

The crime-drama series «How to Get Away with Murder» is about to end with its upcoming sixth season, and one of its stars is feeling a bittersweet tang due to that recent announcement. «While it saddened me to learn this news, I can't help but reflect on what an incredible journey this has been,» said Jack Falahee, who plays gay law student Connor Walsh, on Instagram. «This show changed my life both professionally and personally, providing me with opportunities I'd never dreamed of and introducing me to some of the greatest friends in my life.» The 30-year-old straight actor, who previously appeared in the shows «The Carrie Diaries» and «Twisted,» elaborated further on his educ...Keep on reading: Jack Falahee ‘humbled’ to play ‘fearlessly gay’ role

Dingdong Dantes to compete in 42-km race

When actor Dingdong Dantes was younger, running a marathon never crossed his mind. But the Kapuso «Primetime King,» at 38, is now preparing for his first competitive 42-kilometer run. «I thought then only a fool would ever run 42 kilomete
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Dingdong Dantes to compete in 42-km race

When actor Dingdong Dantes was younger, running a marathon never crossed his mind. But the Kapuso «Primetime King,» at 38, is now preparing for his first competitive 42-kilometer run. «I thought then only a fool would ever run 42 kilometers and inflict such pain upon himself. But now, I'm preparing for a marathon this September,» Dingdong told Inquirer Entertainment at the sidelines of the launch event hosted by Ensure for him and choreographer Geleen Eugenio, whom he welcomed to the brand as its newest endorser, at One Canvas in Makati City last week. He said he has been training with long-distance running coaches and conditioning his body for the event. "The motivation for...Keep on reading: Dingdong Dantes to compete in 42-km race

Mimi Juareza explains why it isn’t hard to fall in love with Ji Soo

Trans actress Mimi Juareza's name may not immediately ring a bell, but a quick peek into her body of work makes you immediately realize it isn't something to sneeze at. In 2013, she won best actor for her breakthrough portrayal in Eduardo Roy Jr.'s plucky
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Mimi Juareza explains why it isn’t hard to fall in love with Ji Soo

Trans actress Mimi Juareza's name may not immediately ring a bell, but a quick peek into her body of work makes you immediately realize it isn't something to sneeze at. In 2013, she won best actor for her breakthrough portrayal in Eduardo Roy Jr.'s plucky Cinemalaya entry, «Quick Change.» Last weekend, we had a blast chatting with Mimi because we learned that, like this writer, Mimi was born and raised in Davao. Mimi's surprising but well-deserved triumph in Cinemalaya was made more significant by the fact that the Philippines' premier indie festival that year boasted the participation of A-listers from the «mainstream» industry, including movie queen Vilma Santos («Ekstra»)...Keep on reading: Mimi Juareza explains why it isn’t hard to fall in love with Ji Soo

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