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WATCH: Cristine Reyes is out for revenge in ‘Maria’

Cristine Reyes is out for revenge. The actress goes on a warpath in the upcoming Viva film «Maria,» which released its official trailer Friday. In the film, Reyes plays Lily, a former cartel assassin who leaves her career behind to begi
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WATCH: Cristine Reyes is out for revenge in ‘Maria’

Cristine Reyes is out for revenge. The actress goes on a warpath in the upcoming Viva film «Maria,» which released its official trailer Friday. In the film, Reyes plays Lily, a former cartel assassin who leaves her career behind to begin a new life. Now named Maria, that life is cut short when the cartel finds out about her whereabouts. Based on the trailer, «Maria» shows Reyes' potential in being a femme fatale, far from the usual sexy drama roles she usually portrays. Will she be able to win this war? «Maria» is directed by Pedring Lopez and to be released under Viva Entertainment. Catch Reyes in the new action-packed film when it hits theaters March 27. /ra   ...Keep on reading: WATCH: Cristine Reyes is out for revenge in ‘Maria’

Magnitude 3.5 quake hits Leyte

      MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the province of Leyte on Saturday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The updated report said that the quake happened at
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Magnitude 3.5 quake hits Leyte

      MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the province of Leyte on Saturday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The updated report said that the quake happened at 3:12 p.m. and its epicenter was located seven kilometers southwest of Capoocan, Leyte. Phivolcs report said that an Intensity III tremor was felt in Ormoc City following the initial quake. Despite this, the agency said that no aftershocks and damage are expected. The tremor had a depth of focus of seven kilometers and it was tectonic in origin. /jpv...Keep on reading: Magnitude 3.5 quake hits Leyte

Pangilinan: Gov’t must ensure farmers will benefit from rice tariffication law

      MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Francis Pangilinan on Saturday urged the full implementation of the rice tariffication law, noting that farmers and the agricultural sector must benefit from the law. Pangilinan issued this
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Pangilinan: Gov’t must ensure farmers will benefit from rice tariffication law

      MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Francis Pangilinan on Saturday urged the full implementation of the rice tariffication law, noting that farmers and the agricultural sector must benefit from the law. Pangilinan issued this statement following farmer groups' apprehensions that the law may negatively impact the local rice industry as this seeks lifting restrictions on rice importations. «The enactment of the Rice Tariffication law, while being trumpeted as the remedy for high prices, is also seen by some farmers' groups as the death knell on the local rice industry,» the senator said in a statement. "All concerned groups should keep a tight watch o...Keep on reading: Pangilinan: Gov’t must ensure farmers will benefit from rice tariffication law

Unified Korean teams at 2020 Games in four sports

  The two Koreas are preparing to field unified teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in basketball, judo, field hockey and rowing, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The IOC are insisting the joint teams take part in Olympic qualifyin
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Unified Korean teams at 2020 Games in four sports

  The two Koreas are preparing to field unified teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in basketball, judo, field hockey and rowing, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The IOC are insisting the joint teams take part in Olympic qualifying stages, with the participation of the various international federations. The move was revealed after the two sports ministers and the Olympic representatives of North and South Korea met Olympic supremo Thomas Bach at IOC headquarters in Lausanne. In all, a women's basketball team, a women's field hockey team, a mixed judo team in four weight categories and for the men in three rowing events, the coxless fours, the quadru...Keep on reading: Unified Korean teams at 2020 Games in four sports

Jinggoy describes Rappler’s reporting as ‘irresponsible journalism’

      MANILA, Philippines --- Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada slammed Rappler on Saturday for its alleged «irresponsible journalism» and «biased» reporting. «Kasi irresponsible journalism yung ginaga
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Jinggoy describes Rappler’s reporting as ‘irresponsible journalism’

      MANILA, Philippines --- Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada slammed Rappler on Saturday for its alleged «irresponsible journalism» and «biased» reporting. «Kasi irresponsible journalism yung ginagawa niyan eh. Sobrang biased. One-sided lagi. Gagawa ka ng mabuti, ang lalabas ay masama,» Estrada told local radio station DWIZwhen asked about his reaction on the controversial arrest of Rappler's chief executive Maria Ressa over a cyberlibel case. Estrada asserted that Rappler will dig up controversy on those who are allies of the administration. "'Yan ang ugali ng mga yan eh, basta kakampi mo ang administrasyon, gagawan at gagawan ka ng issue ng mga yan ...Keep on reading: Jinggoy describes Rappler’s reporting as ‘irresponsible journalism’

NBA All-Stars Chris Webber, Jack Sikma, Paul Westphal among 13 Hall of Fame finalists

Seven-time NBA All-Star Jack Sikma and five-time NBA All-Stars Chris Webber and Paul Westphal were among 13 people named Friday as finalists for 2019 induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Candidates were announced as festivities began in Charlotte, N
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NBA All-Stars Chris Webber, Jack Sikma, Paul Westphal among 13 Hall of Fame finalists

Seven-time NBA All-Star Jack Sikma and five-time NBA All-Stars Chris Webber and Paul Westphal were among 13 people named Friday as finalists for 2019 induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Candidates were announced as festivities began in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of Sunday's 68th NBA All-Star Game. Eight players, four coaches and 28-year NBA referee Hugh Evans were among those advanced forward from screenings committees to the full selction committee. Finalists need 18 of 24 votes for election into the Hall of Fame. Inductees will be announced in early April with enshrinement September 5-7 in ceremonies at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Other...Keep on reading: NBA All-Stars Chris Webber, Jack Sikma, Paul Westphal among 13 Hall of Fame finalists

SSS to hike contribution rate to 12% in 2019

      MANILA, Philippines--This year, Social Security System (SSS) members and their employers will shell out more for their contributions as the rate will increase to 12 percent, a move that the state-run pension fund's chief sai
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SSS to hike contribution rate to 12% in 2019

      MANILA, Philippines--This year, Social Security System (SSS) members and their employers will shell out more for their contributions as the rate will increase to 12 percent, a move that the state-run pension fund's chief said would replenish the fund life by six years. In a telephone interview Saturday, SSS president and chief executive Emmanuel F. Dooc also told the Inquirer that the second tranche of pension hike would unlikely be implemented this year even as it will still be granted within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. A source said the amendments to the SSS's charter was signed by Duterte last Feb. 7. Dooc said the SSS will immedia...Keep on reading: SSS to hike contribution rate to 12% in 2019

Gilas Pilipinas flies to Doha for must-win Fiba qualifying games

The Philippine men's national basketball team on Saturday left for Doha, Qatar for the sixth and final window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers. Gilas Pilipinas, led by Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo and Andray Blatche, battles Qatar in a must-win on F
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Gilas Pilipinas flies to Doha for must-win Fiba qualifying games

The Philippine men's national basketball team on Saturday left for Doha, Qatar for the sixth and final window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers. Gilas Pilipinas, led by Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo and Andray Blatche, battles Qatar in a must-win on Friday. The Philippines went 1-3 in its last four games but national team head coach Yeng Guiao is upbeat the team can still reach its main goal. «We feel very confident that we can make it to the World Cup. Our objective from the beginning is to really try and get to the World Cup,» said Guiao. Gilas is coming off a 100-82 rout of the Meralco Bolts on Friday in its only tune-up game before plunging back into action in the qualif...Keep on reading: Gilas Pilipinas flies to Doha for must-win Fiba qualifying games

2 suspected drug pushers dead in Laguna

SAN PEDRO CITY --- Two men suspected of pushing illegal drugs were killed in a buy-bust in San Pablo City in Laguna province on Saturday afternoon. Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, said the city police's anti-drug unit con
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2 suspected drug pushers dead in Laguna

SAN PEDRO CITY --- Two men suspected of pushing illegal drugs were killed in a buy-bust in San Pablo City in Laguna province on Saturday afternoon. Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, said the city police's anti-drug unit conducted the buy-bust in Barangay (village) Santiago 2 at 1:20 p.m. against suspects Miguelito Manalo and Pastor Barcenas. But the suspects opened fire in an attempt to flee, forcing the policemen to shoot them down. The police recovered from Manalo a caliber .38 gun while from Barcenas a .45 caliber pistol. On Friday evening, suspected drug syndicate member Gilbert Flores was also killed in a shootout in San Pablo City. Maric...Keep on reading: 2 suspected drug pushers dead in Laguna

PMA exec to alumni: Majority of public trust us

BAGUIO CITY --- Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista, superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), welcomed some 6,000 alumni members during their homecoming at the Fort del Pilar here on Saturday. He said the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other u
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PMA exec to alumni: Majority of public trust us

BAGUIO CITY --- Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista, superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), welcomed some 6,000 alumni members during their homecoming at the Fort del Pilar here on Saturday. He said the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other uniformed personnel still enjoy the trust of the majority of the public. He said many of the PMA alumni hold positions in the government that are «in decision-making levels.» Evangelista also said that the integrity of the armed forces set them «above normal standards» despite being considered a minority in the community. He then told the crowd, «Welcome home.» PMA's Class of 1989 serves as the lead host class for this yea...Keep on reading: PMA exec to alumni: Majority of public trust us

Albayalde, Eleazar, lead 2019 PMA Cavalier Award recipients

    FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, Philippines --- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar were among 11 alumni of the Philippine Milita
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Albayalde, Eleazar, lead 2019 PMA Cavalier Award recipients

    FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, Philippines --- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar were among 11 alumni of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) who received the Cavalier Award the during the PMA's annual alumni gathering on Saturday.   The Cavalier Award is the highest recognition given to a PMA alumnus or alumna with outstanding achievements in their respective fields.   According to the PMA, Albayalde (PMA Class 1986) was cited for his command and administration of as head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and for h...Keep on reading: Albayalde, Eleazar, lead 2019 PMA Cavalier Award recipients

Number of distressed kids in Philippines alarms group

      MANILA, Philippines -- The Save the Children organization expressed concern on Saturday on the situation of children in Mindanao as it continues to record an increasing number of deaths, injuries, abductions, and sexual viole
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Number of distressed kids in Philippines alarms group

      MANILA, Philippines -- The Save the Children organization expressed concern on Saturday on the situation of children in Mindanao as it continues to record an increasing number of deaths, injuries, abductions, and sexual violence. The statement of Save the Children was issued as it called on the Philippine government to have a stronger protection of children in war-affected areas. According to lawyer Albert Muyot, chief executive officer of the organization in the Philippines, war and armed conflict greatly affect the future of children and these incidents end their childhood. "The impact of conflict on children is deep, devastating and lifelong....Keep on reading: Number of distressed kids in Philippines alarms group

Senatorial bets attend ‘apolitical’ PMA alumni homecoming

FORT DEL PILAR, BAGUIO CITY --- This year's Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni homecoming here drew graduates as old as Cavalier Delfin Castillo of PMA Class of 1951 and as young as Angelika Fernandez of PMA Class of 2018, who came along with their spou
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Senatorial bets attend ‘apolitical’ PMA alumni homecoming

FORT DEL PILAR, BAGUIO CITY --- This year's Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni homecoming here drew graduates as old as Cavalier Delfin Castillo of PMA Class of 1951 and as young as Angelika Fernandez of PMA Class of 2018, who came along with their spouses and children. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has barred PMA alumni, including honorary class members, from «engaging in political campaigning.» But the annual reunion also drew electoral candidates for the coming May midterm elections like Gary Alejano and Senator JV Ejercito. Heeding the no-politics rule, Alejano steered clear of the covering media and proceeded down the Borromeo Field to join his mistahs (schoolma...Keep on reading: Senatorial bets attend ‘apolitical’ PMA alumni homecoming

US police remain blank on alleged killer of Fil-Am in Chicago

      MANILA, Philippines--The Chicago police remain blank concerning the identity of the perpatrator behind the death of Filipino-American Anthony del Barrio nearly a month after the incident transpired, the Department of Foreign
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US police remain blank on alleged killer of Fil-Am in Chicago

      MANILA, Philippines--The Chicago police remain blank concerning the identity of the perpatrator behind the death of Filipino-American Anthony del Barrio nearly a month after the incident transpired, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday. The DFA said that according to the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago, the case of 30-year-old Del Barrio is still under investigation. Del Barrio was found dead between two houses in the Village of Morton Grove on January 20. He succumbed to a single bullet wound. READ: Shooting death of a 30-year-old Chicago Fil-Am ruled a homicide The police are ruling that the cause of death was ho...Keep on reading: US police remain blank on alleged killer of Fil-Am in Chicago

Philippines wants 625 cases delisted from UN record

The Philippines has commenced work with the United Nations to delist from its official records more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances, mostly attributed to government forces between 1975 and 2012 and gave assurances that it has put in
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Philippines wants 625 cases delisted from UN record

The Philippines has commenced work with the United Nations to delist from its official records more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances, mostly attributed to government forces between 1975 and 2012 and gave assurances that it has put in place a strong legal framework and institutional mechanisms to address the issue.   Senior Philippine officials led by Undersecretary Severo Catura of the Presidential Human Rights Committee formally moved for the delisting of 625 cases during a meeting with the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.   The move was made on Thursday during the first meeting day of the 117th session of the fiv...Keep on reading: Philippines wants 625 cases delisted from UN record

Duterte ‘pissed off with fake news’ he had kidney transplant

«It's just hyperbole ... to dramatize that he's still virile at his age,» presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Friday of President Duterte's angry remarks challenging former Sen. Francisco «Kit» Tatad to lend him his wife.
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Duterte ‘pissed off with fake news’ he had kidney transplant

«It's just hyperbole ... to dramatize that he's still virile at his age,» presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Friday of President Duterte's angry remarks challenging former Sen. Francisco «Kit» Tatad to lend him his wife.   «He's pissed off with his fake news,» Panelo said, referring to Tatad's newspaper column earlier this week in which he claimed that the President had undergone a kidney transplant operation on Jan. 29.   Duterte's remarks were just exaggerations meant to drive home the point that he still has a strong drive at 73, Panelo said.   "People have [become] used to this President's hyperbole; he uses certain situations and makes...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘pissed off with fake news’ he had kidney transplant

Gov’t failed to pay DPWH contractors P100B–Andaya

The government failed to pay private companies more than P100 billion in 2018 due to a «corrupt system» that continued to control the payment scheme for public works contracts, according to House appropriations committee chair Rep. Rolando Andaya
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Gov’t failed to pay DPWH contractors P100B–Andaya

The government failed to pay private companies more than P100 billion in 2018 due to a «corrupt system» that continued to control the payment scheme for public works contracts, according to House appropriations committee chair Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr.   In a statement on Friday, the Camarines Sur congressman said the government's failure to pay for completed projects might drive away contractors and derail the Duterte administration's «Build, Build, Build» infrastructure program.   «This gargantuan amount of payables has reincarnated an old system that forces (public works) contractors to cough up kickbacks just to be paid for completed infrastructure projects,» ...Keep on reading: Gov’t failed to pay DPWH contractors P100B–Andaya

Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

AMANALCO DE BECERRA, Mexico --- For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-
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Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

AMANALCO DE BECERRA, Mexico --- For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve. Local woodsmen would report seeing some of the butterflies fluttering about and scouting teams would scramble to trek into the forest. They eventually narrowed their search to a swath of communal lands more than 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) above sea level on the northwestern side of the park, but still couldn't find the colony. «It was like an urban legend,» said Gloria Tavera Alonso, a regional...Keep on reading: Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

Airlines to give customers ‘nonbinary’ choice under gender

DALLAS --- Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such «undisclosed&raqu
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Airlines to give customers ‘nonbinary’ choice under gender

DALLAS --- Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such «undisclosed» or «unspecified.» There could also be the optional title of «Mx.» The airlines say they are making the change to be more inclusive in dealing with a diverse population of travelers. The move was praised by advocacy groups for transgender people. «It's a significant step forward for nonbinary individuals, so they are not faced with a mismatch between their ticketing information and their legal identification,» said Beck Bailey of ...Keep on reading: Airlines to give customers ‘nonbinary’ choice under gender

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. https://twitter.com
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BREAKING NEWS: Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1096432588925759488 Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall, aides said. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. Trump made the announcement ...Keep on reading: BREAKING NEWS: Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund His Border Wall

Rep. Abrams’ aides seek to diversify campaign staffs

Had it not been for voter suppression, two veterans of her campaign believe, Stacey Abrams would now be first African American woman elected state governor in the United States.   While Abrams was being broadcast nationwide in her official Democrat
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Rep. Abrams’ aides seek to diversify campaign staffs

Had it not been for voter suppression, two veterans of her campaign believe, Stacey Abrams would now be first African American woman elected state governor in the United States.   While Abrams was being broadcast nationwide in her official Democratic Party rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address, the two Abrams campaign directors were visiting California, looking for young people of color to help in future election efforts. With their Blue Institute, Ashley Robinson, 29, and Genny Castillo, 32, are hoping to fast-track peers into political careers.   Given how diverse the country has become, communities of color need to not only field their own...Keep on reading: Rep. Abrams’ aides seek to diversify campaign staffs

Firing an employee for being pregnant and unmarried is illegal

Kourtney Liggins worked as an eighth-grade teacher for 5 years at the Transfiguration School, a religious-run school in Los Angeles. Liggins was unmarried and seven months pregnant when her boss told her that her «pregnancy would morally corrupt impress
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Firing an employee for being pregnant and unmarried is illegal

Kourtney Liggins worked as an eighth-grade teacher for 5 years at the Transfiguration School, a religious-run school in Los Angeles. Liggins was unmarried and seven months pregnant when her boss told her that her «pregnancy would morally corrupt impressionable teenagers» at the school. Her boss referred to her unborn child as «it» and said that «it» would not be permitted on the school campus. When Liggins complained to school officials she was told to «pray on it.» The school also barred her boyfriend, the father of her unborn child, from participating in a school meeting, and ultimately banned him from school grounds. When Liggins gave birth, she was ordered to cut her maternity...Keep on reading: Firing an employee for being pregnant and unmarried is illegal

Fil-Am leaders in U.S. northeast gather in annual NY assembly

  NEW YORK -- Leaders of the Filipino-American Filipino-American organizations in the U.S. northeast attended the 5th General Assembly hosted by the consulate at the Philippine Center New York's Kalayaan Hall on Feb. 9. Fil-Am leaders from Mass
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Fil-Am leaders in U.S. northeast gather in annual NY assembly

  NEW YORK -- Leaders of the Filipino-American Filipino-American organizations in the U.S. northeast attended the 5th General Assembly hosted by the consulate at the Philippine Center New York's Kalayaan Hall on Feb. 9. Fil-Am leaders from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York came to the annual event, which gave updates on the consulate's calendar of activities, programs and services for 2019. Consul General Claro S. Cristobal reported on last year's accomplishments and highlighted new projects such as academe networking, women entrepreneur's forum, business and career networking event, workshops on leadership and management fo...Keep on reading: Fil-Am leaders in U.S. northeast gather in annual NY assembly

Fil-Am nabbed for mail theft in Tracy, California

TRACY, California -- Tracy police arrested Joseph Dumlao of Stockton, for mail theft after the 29-year-old Fil-Am allegedly broke into a community mailbox on Choisser Court at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Dumlao was arrested the following morning,
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Fil-Am nabbed for mail theft in Tracy, California

TRACY, California -- Tracy police arrested Joseph Dumlao of Stockton, for mail theft after the 29-year-old Fil-Am allegedly broke into a community mailbox on Choisser Court at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Dumlao was arrested the following morning, when investigators with the San Joaquin County Delta Regional Auto Theft Team informed the Tracy Police Department that a van that Dumlao allegedly used to get away was found in a Stockton shopping center. Dumlao tried to get away but a Tracy Police dog caught him. Dumlao also had warrants for his arrest for robbery from the Stockton Police Department and from the California Highway Patrol for evading a peace officer, possession o...Keep on reading: Fil-Am nabbed for mail theft in Tracy, California

Trump declares national emergency for his border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress
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Trump declares national emergency for his border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall, aides said. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. Trump made the announcement from the Rose Garden, as he claimed illegal immigration was "...Keep on reading: Trump declares national emergency for his border wall

Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers

MALACAÑANG on Friday said Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa should blame her “incompetent” lawyers instead of the government for her overnight detention at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)…READ The post Panelo to Ressa: Blame yo
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Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers

MALACAÑANG on Friday said Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa should blame her “incompetent” lawyers instead of the government for her overnight detention at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)…READ The post Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Tax court orders Ressa, Rappler trial

THE COURT of Tax Appeals’ First Division has ordered Rappler Holdings Corp. and journalist Maria Ressa to stand trial over tax evasion, denying their plea to drop the charges filed…READ The post Tax court orders Ressa, Rappler trial appeared first on
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Tax court orders Ressa, Rappler trial

THE COURT of Tax Appeals’ First Division has ordered Rappler Holdings Corp. and journalist Maria Ressa to stand trial over tax evasion, denying their plea to drop the charges filed…READ The post Tax court orders Ressa, Rappler trial appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

BRACE FOR HEAVIER TRAFFIC

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Newly renovated Star Wars-themed PGH Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic brings joy to indigent children with cancer

Sometime in 2016, the doctors at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and the PGH Medical Foundation Inc. saw the need to renovate the Hematology -- Oncology Clinic at the Cancer Institute. While PGH is recognized as the national university's hospital, the f
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Newly renovated Star Wars-themed PGH Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic brings joy to indigent children with cancer

Sometime in 2016, the doctors at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and the PGH Medical Foundation Inc. saw the need to renovate the Hematology -- Oncology Clinic at the Cancer Institute. While PGH is recognized as the national university's hospital, the facilities were far from being conducive for healing. «When I came in 2013, the clinic was in disarray - sira sira 'yung sahig ng clinic (the clinic's floor was dilapidated) at madumi siya (it was dirty),» related Dr. Ana Patricia Alcasabas of the PGH Cancer Institute and the section head of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. "After visiting other hospitals, even here in the Philippines, I saw the need to renovate our out-patient cl...Keep on reading: Newly renovated Star Wars-themed PGH Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic brings joy to indigent children with cancer

Poe continues to dominate Pulse Asia’s senatorial survey

MANILA, Philippines --- Re-electionist Sen. Grace Poe remained the top choice of Filipino voters for the Senate in the coming May elections, results of the latest Pulse Asia survey released Friday revealed. The survey, conducted from January 26 to 31 usin
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Poe continues to dominate Pulse Asia’s senatorial survey

MANILA, Philippines --- Re-electionist Sen. Grace Poe remained the top choice of Filipino voters for the Senate in the coming May elections, results of the latest Pulse Asia survey released Friday revealed. The survey, conducted from January 26 to 31 using face-to-face interview, showed that Poe getting a 74.9 percent voter preference. Administration-backed re-electionist Sen. Cynthia Villar ranked second, with 60.5 percent voter preference. Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano (53.3 percent) and former senator Lito Lapid (53 percent) took the third to sixth spot in the ranking. Senator Nancy Binay had 50.1 percent voting preference and Senator Sonny Angara scored 48.8 percent shared the...Keep on reading: Poe continues to dominate Pulse Asia’s senatorial survey

Maria Ressa’s accuser: ‘I am not being used by Philippine gov’t’

  MANILA, Philippines --- «I am in no way being used by the Philippine Government.»   This was what Wilfredo Keng, the businessman who filed a complaint against Rappler chief executive Maria Ressa, said on Friday amid the uproa
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Maria Ressa’s accuser: ‘I am not being used by Philippine gov’t’

  MANILA, Philippines --- «I am in no way being used by the Philippine Government.»   This was what Wilfredo Keng, the businessman who filed a complaint against Rappler chief executive Maria Ressa, said on Friday amid the uproar on Ressa's arrest over a cyberlibel charge.   Keng also noted that his complaint against Ressa did not tackle «state suppression of policy criticism or of free expression of sentiment.»   Last Wednesday, Ressa was arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in relation to a cyberlibel case.   The case stemmed from Keng's complaint on a 2012 Rappler article, titled "CJ using SUVs of controver...Keep on reading: Maria Ressa’s accuser: ‘I am not being used by Philippine gov’t’

Nickelodeon set to revive ‘All That’

Nickelodeon on Thursday announced that it is set to revive one of its classic shows, «All That.» The television channel will revive the tween sketch comedy-variety show with an all-new cast, Variety reported. Kenan Thompson, who got his star
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Nickelodeon set to revive ‘All That’

Nickelodeon on Thursday announced that it is set to revive one of its classic shows, «All That.» The television channel will revive the tween sketch comedy-variety show with an all-new cast, Variety reported. Kenan Thompson, who got his start in the show and is now part of «Saturday Night Live,» will serve as executive producer. The report also said that Nickelodeon will expect former cast members to make appearances on the revival. «It means everything to me,» Thompson said about the variety show. «We think there's a great opportunity to find the next pool of stars,» Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins said. «We want to bring the show back in a real fun way.» "All Tha...Keep on reading: Nickelodeon set to revive ‘All That’

Gutoc, Alejano assails Duterte for blaming shortage of workers in ‘Build’ projects delay

MANILA, Philippines --- Otso Diretso opposition senatorial candidates Samira Gutoc and Gary Alejano on Friday assailed President Rodrigo Duterte for blaming the alleged shortage of skilled workers for the delay in the roll-out of the «Build, Build, Buil
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Gutoc, Alejano assails Duterte for blaming shortage of workers in ‘Build’ projects delay

MANILA, Philippines --- Otso Diretso opposition senatorial candidates Samira Gutoc and Gary Alejano on Friday assailed President Rodrigo Duterte for blaming the alleged shortage of skilled workers for the delay in the roll-out of the «Build, Build, Build» infrastructure program. In a speech during the initial campaign sortie of his PDP-Laban party in Bulacan Thursday, Duterte said: «Itong Build, Build, Build, medyo atrasado. Walang trabahante (This »Build, Build, Build« program is delayed. No workers).» READ: Shortage of skilled workers hampering 'Build, Build, Build' program -- Duterte But Marawi civic leader Gutoc said the Duterte administration can blame itself for its failur...Keep on reading: Gutoc, Alejano assails Duterte for blaming shortage of workers in ‘Build’ projects delay

Ada Manufacturing Corporation and Yanmar Philippines launched ‘Kita Tayo sa Adamco’

Ada Manufacturing Corporation (ADAMCO) and Yanmar Philippines launched their newest brand campaign to the members of the media entitled «Kita Tayo sa Adamco» with their first brand ambassador, «Idol ng Bayan» Mr. Robin Padilla last Fe
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Ada Manufacturing Corporation and Yanmar Philippines launched ‘Kita Tayo sa Adamco’

Ada Manufacturing Corporation (ADAMCO) and Yanmar Philippines launched their newest brand campaign to the members of the media entitled «Kita Tayo sa Adamco» with their first brand ambassador, «Idol ng Bayan» Mr. Robin Padilla last Feb 9, 2019 at the Manila Hotel. The launch coincides with Adamco's 20th Anniversary of empowering the lives of Filipino Farmers by increasing profitability and productivity in agribusiness through advanced farm mechanication. Seen in the press conference panel (from to right) are : Ada Alethea Alingog-Nanayakkara - President, ADAMCO; Dr. Geronimo Collado - Chairman, Yanmar Philippines Corporation; Roberto P. Alingog - Chairman, ADAMCO; Robin Padilla-A...Keep on reading: Ada Manufacturing Corporation and Yanmar Philippines launched ‘Kita Tayo sa Adamco’

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone --- anyone at all --- like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
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10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone --- anyone at all --- like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in the torturous and troubled lead-up to the 91st Academy Awards. After a litany of public-relations disasters, backtracks and missteps, the latest dust-up surrounds the film academy's plans to remove four categories from the live portion of Feb. 24's broadcast, including cinematography and editing, arguably the two most foundational components of moviemaking. The academy, desperat...Keep on reading: 10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

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