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Duterte urges Catholics to promote peace, understanding on Feast of Immaculate Conception
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged Catholics to promote peace and understanding and to help create an inclusive nation as they celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
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Palace: Duterte only wants water concession deals renegotiated, not rescinded
The president has also ordered the Finance department and the solicitor general to draft new deals that are favorable to the government and the public.
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Myanmar denies Malditas SEA Games podium finish
It was a heartbreaker in the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on Sunday after the Philippines fell short against Myanmar, 1-2, in the bronze medal match of the 30th Southeast Asian Games women's football tournament.
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ABS-CBN franchise renewal up to Congress, Palace insists
"Unang-una, ang magde-decide diyan initially eh ang Kongreso. Hindi pa natin alam kung makakapasa sa Kongreso 'yun."
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5 new holiday albums to jazz up your winter festivities
Twenty-five days are nearly not enough to get through all the Christmas albums available on streaming platforms and record stores. Here is an eclectic selection of holiday albums to listen to while preparing for all the festivities. 'Another Kind of Christmas' by Ne-Yo If you find holiday standards too tame, Ne-Yo's new Christmas album, "Another Kind of Christmas", might change your mind. The Grammy-winner will cheer up your festivities with pumped-up versions of holiday favorites, such as Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas," Marvin Gaye's "I Want to Come Home for Christmas" and Stevie Wonder's "Someday at Christmas". For his first Christmas album, Ne-Yo also penned seve...Keep on reading: 5 new holiday albums to jazz up your winter festivities
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Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Khaled part of pre-Super Bowl shows
NEW YORK --- Guns N' Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami. On Location Experiences announced the lineup for its second Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, to take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. DJ Khaled, who has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z to Justin Bieber, will headline the EA SPORTS BOWL on Jan. 30. Khaled's performance will include some of his famous friends. DaBaby, who had a huge hit this year with "Suge", will also perform at the show. Other performers will be announced later. Guns N' Roses will headline on Jan. 31, while Maroon 5 and a special guest will perform at the Feb. ...Keep on reading: Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Khaled part of pre-Super Bowl shows
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Tony Fernandes wants the world to hear Asean music; launches music label
KUALA LUMPUR --AirAsia has launched a new route. Its destination? Music land. The low-cost airline has teamed up with Universal Music Group (UMG) to start RedRecords, a music label devoted to discovering and grooming new talents in South-East Asia. "The idea is to use the marketing power of AirAsia to find talents in South-East Asia, make great music and help them break through in the global market," said AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes during its launch in Kuala Lumpur. "It's a lofty dream. But if you never do it, you never know." In a bid to foster a global appreciation for Asean music, Fernandes shared the music of RedRecords will showcase ...Keep on reading: Tony Fernandes wants the world to hear Asean music; launches music label
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Karate war escalates: Tsukii reiterates ‘bullying,’ ‘I’m more Filipino than she is,’ says coach
MANILA, Philippines---All Junna Tsukii wanted was to get ready for her swan song. And that was how her relationship with her coach started to develop cracks. On Sunday, those cracks turned into a gulf. The newly-minted Southeast Asian Games champion doubled down on her Facebook post, accusing her coach of bullying her and making her out to be a selfish athlete looking out for herself. She did not name the official, although the karate federation lists former world champion Okay Arpa as its head coach. And Arpa, who hails from Turkey, did not bother hiding away from the controversy. "I'm more Filipino than she is," Arpa told the Inquirer. "This all began before (m...Keep on reading: Karate war escalates: Tsukii reiterates ‘bullying,’ ‘I’m more Filipino than she is,’ says coach
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In India, onion price hikes, TikTok goes mad
NEW DELHI --The Chinese video-sharing app, TikTok has some of the funniest and relatable videos. TikTok has surely taken over the world crossing over billion-plus downloads in 2019. The audience sure loves it and from Bollywood celebrities to sports stars, millions are on TikTok. The app has become a great platform to share daily issues too. With the steep rise in the price of onions hitting the country at the moment, a lot of video clips on TikTok have put a funny twist on the situation. There are somevideos that are describing the current scenario in a humourous way. A video shows a man-eating plain dal and roti. But the twist is that there is an onion, tomato and garlic h...Keep on reading: In India, onion price hikes, TikTok goes mad
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‘Forever your fan and anak’: Dimples Romana thanks Cherie Gil for guiding her in acting career
Fans and haters alike of the infamous Daniela Mondragon have the equally antagonistic Lavinia Arguelles to thank for, as Dimples Romana acknowledged veteran actress Cherie Gil for inspiring her in her journey in the acting industry. Romana released a heartfelt message for Gil, thanking the latter for giving her motivation and encouragement as an actor, as posted on Romana's Instagram account earlier today, Dec. 8. "Legend. My Idol and inspiration. My momma from 'May Minamahal' remake years ago. Not fair how she looks this amazing after decades of her acting legacy," Romana said. "How giving and how professional she is. Thank you @macherieamour for inspiring actors like me to be...Keep on reading: ‘Forever your fan and anak’: Dimples Romana thanks Cherie Gil for guiding her in acting career
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Philippines closes in on SEA Games overall championship finish 
With just three days left to close out the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the Philippines has clinched the overall championship once again. 
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Russian supply ship lifts off to International Space Station
MOSCOW --- An automatic Russian supply ship carrying tons of supplies successfully blasted off Friday heading for the International Space Station. The Progress MS-13 cargo ship lifted off as scheduled at 2:34 p.m. (0934 GMT) atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It successfully entered a designated preliminary orbit and is set to dock with the space outpost on Monday. The Progress is carrying about 3 tons (2.7 metric tons) of food, fuel and supplies to the space station, which currently has six astronauts aboard --- NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Christina Koch; Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agen...Keep on reading: Russian supply ship lifts off to International Space Station
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‘Tisoy’ survivors in Bicol get food packs from foundation, AFP
LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines --- Survivors of Typhoon Tisoy (internationally known as Kammuri) in Bicol received food packs from the SM Foundation and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during relief operations at several locations. Dubbed as "Tulong Express," the operations were conducted in this city, Sorsogon City in Sorsogon province, the towns of Tiwi and Malinao in Albay, Buhi town and Naga City in Camarines Sur and Daet town in Camarines Norte. Claire Hariri, public relations officer of SM Legazpi, said 5,875 beneficiaries were given food packs containing rice, canned goods, noodles, and water. She said more food packs will be given to Tisoy stricken areas ...Keep on reading: ‘Tisoy’ survivors in Bicol get food packs from foundation, AFP
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Palace: Even if ICC issues warrant for Duterte, who will enforce it?
Malacañang on Sunday disputed claims that President Rodrigo Duterte could be arrested after the office of the International Criminal Court prosecutor finishes its preliminary examination into deaths alleged tied to his "war" on illegal drugs.
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‘ABC’ throwback: Chito nagbahagi ng old photo kasama ang BFFs na sina Angel at Bubbles
Ibinahagi ng Parokya ni Edgar frontman na si Chito Miranda ang isang lumang larawan kasama ang kanyang malalapit na kaibigang aktres na sina Angel Locsin at Bubbles Paraiso Sa caption ng litratong ibinahagi niya, nagkuwento [Read More]
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Final album for slain rapper XXXTentacion drops in Miami
MIAMI --- Celebrities including Diplo, Playboi Carti and PnB Rock paid tribute to slain Florida rapper XXXTentacionduring the week of parties surrounding Art Basel Miami. Hundreds of fans gathered at a posthumous album release party Thursday night to be the first to hear XXXTentacion's "Bad Vibes Forever". Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Noah Cyrus and Tory Lanez appear on the album. Some fans camped out for hours to ensure entrance to the party. At midnight, the album played as emotional videos of the slain rapper played on a screen behind the stage. XXXTentacion's mother stood onstage, hugging family and friends and occasionally dancing to the music. She said she was trying to stay pos...Keep on reading: Final album for slain rapper XXXTentacion drops in Miami
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SEA Games: Christiana Means finally strikes gold in skateboarding
TAGAYTAY - After winning a couple of silver medals in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Christiana Means finally struck gold on Sunday after ruling the skateboarding women's park event at Tagaytay Skate Complex here. The 22-year-old Means saved her best routine for last, scoring 11.2 in the second heat to claim the country's fourth gold in skateboarding. Means, who took the silver in game of SKATE and street event both behind Margielyn Didal, opened up with an 8.7 score that was easily surpassed by Nyimas who had a 10.2 in her first run. But the Portland-based skateboarder returned with a more difficult run in the next, jacking up her score which the Indonesian failed to match...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Christiana Means finally strikes gold in skateboarding
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Ron Leibman, Rachel Green’s father in TV show ‘Friends’, dies at 82
Actor Ron Leibman passed away at the age of 82 last Friday, Dec. 6. Leibman is the actor who played Rachel Green's (Jennifer Aniston) father, Dr. Leonard Green, in the hit American television sitcom "Friends". The Tony Award-winning actor died of pneumonia in New York City, two representatives of Leibman's family told The Hollywood Reporter on the same day. His career took off in 1970 with the movie "Where's Poppa?", Deadline cited on Dec. 6. Leibman won his Tony in 1993 for his performance as Roy Cohn in Tony Kushner's acclaimed play about AIDS, "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches". He also co-starred with Oscar-winner Sally Field in another critically acclaimed film ...Keep on reading: Ron Leibman, Rachel Green’s father in TV show ‘Friends’, dies at 82
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Dating homeless na si Mang Jun, pangungulila sa pamilya ang dahilan ng kanyang pagkupkop ng mga aso
17 taon tumira sa lansangan si Mang Jun bago nabiyayaan ng bahay at mas magandang trabaho Ang pagkasabik sa pamilya ang nag-udyok sa kanya na mag-alaga ng mga aso Iniwan man siya ng pamilya niya, [Read More]
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Catriona Gray saluted by Pia Wurtzbach: ‘Thank you for raising our flag’
Pia Wurtzbach thanked fellow Filipino Miss Universe winner Catriona Gray for raising the Philippines' flag, as the latter prepares to crown her successor tomorrow, Dec. 9. "My last night as reigning @missuniverse and my emotions are all over the place," Gray said in her Instagram post today, Dec. 8. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5y6uZcgTjG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "But underneath the noise, the underlying tone is gratitude," she explained. Gratitude for this amazing opportunity... for all of you amazing souls who have endlessly supported me and joined me on this journey." She added that her message during the coronation of the next Miss Universe tomorrow night is dedic...Keep on reading: Catriona Gray saluted by Pia Wurtzbach: ‘Thank you for raising our flag’
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Memory lane: Kinatakutan mo rin ba noon ang mga sinaunang aparador na may salamin?
Hindi na bago sa atin na makarinig ng hinaing mula sa mga batang natatakot sa mga sinaunang aparador na mayroong nakakabit na malaking salamin Pakiramdam nila ay may lalabas na multo o kung anong masamang [Read More]
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For kids and kids at heart: Cartoon Network Hotel to open on January 2020
The Cartoon Network Hotel, which is opening on January 2020, offers character-themed rooms; as well as cartoon-inspired food, activities, and experiences It promises visitors “everything you love about Cartoon Network” in one happy place The [Read More]
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The Silver Lining: How reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray spent her year
Before the queen crowns the new Miss Universe 2019 tomorrow, here’s a quick recap showing the silver lining in Catriona’s year:
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Agatha Wong: ‘My last name’s Chinese yet I’m Filipina more than anything’
MANILA, Philippines --- Wushu heroine Agatha Wong made sure to show the Philippines' colors for her final event in the 30th Southeast Asian Games last Tuesday. As if making the country proud by winning multiple gold medals wasn't enough, Wong had to remind her critics that having a Chinese surname doesn't make her less of a Filipino. https://sports.inquirer.net/376286/sea-games-agatha-wong-wins-2nd-gold-medal-in-wushu "My last name's Chinese and yet I am a Filipina more than anything. I was born in the Philippines, grew up in the PH and represent the Philippines wherever I go. Mahal ko ang bayan ko (I love my country)," Wong posted on her Twitter account Saturday, putting he...Keep on reading: Agatha Wong: ‘My last name’s Chinese yet I’m Filipina more than anything’
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SEA Games: PH road race team adds bronze to cycling haul
TAGAYTAY - The trio of Jonel Carcueva, Marcelo Felipe and El Joshua Cario combined to give the Philippines a bronze medal in the team classification road race of the Southeast Asian Games that ended at the People's Park here Sunday. Carcueva, Felipe and Cario clocked 10 hours, 40 minutes and 50 seconds to finish third behind Thailand (10:07:05) and Indonesia (10:09:09). Thailand's Sarawut Sirironnachai took the gold in the individual road race, navigating the 130.4-km field in 3:21:11, just nine seconds ahead of Laos' Ariya Phounsavath, who claimed the silver. Choon Huat Goh of Singapore bagged the bronze in 3:21:40. Carcueva was the best Filipino finisher after clocking 3:23...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH road race team adds bronze to cycling haul
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NUPL condemns ‘orchestrated red-tagging’ posters vs groups, lawyers
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) on Sunday denounced posters in Leyte which called the group's president Edre Olalia and Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares as "lapdogs" of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). NUPL shared photos of the posters put up outside an event for the relaunch of the NUPL Chapter in Tacloban, Leyte. Olalia said they are looking into legal efforts to respond to the new red-tagging attacks against progressive groups. "Meantime, we are studying and preparing more surgical legal and metalegal resources to abate these orchestrated red-tagging charades. We continue to just do our work in the service of the poor, ...Keep on reading: NUPL condemns ‘orchestrated red-tagging’ posters vs groups, lawyers
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Brillante Mendoza Reveals Real “Relationship” with Coco Martin
Award-winning film director Brillante Mendoza revealed the real “relationship” he has with Ang Probinsyano actor Coco Martin. Direk Brillante and Coco did the daring indie film Masahista in 2005. However, after doing the film, Coco thought of working in Vancouver, Canada because for him he has no place in the showbiz industry. He thought that […] The post Brillante Mendoza Reveals Real “Relationship” with Coco Martin appeared first on Philippine News.
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SEA Games: Filipino sailors finally cruise to gold
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT---Sailors Emerson Villena and Lester Troy Tayong reigned supreme on the waters that have become their personal playground here in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Villena and Tayong ruled the men's international 470 for the country's first gold medal in sailing that somehow broke the dominance of Thailand. The Filipinos tied Thailand's Navee Thamsoontorn and Nut Butmarasri with 21 points but won four out of 10 races compared to the three victories of the Thais. Malaysia's Mohamad Faizal Norizan and Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz got the bronze with 27 points. Tayong and Villena finally secured their first gold in the Games after settling for the silver in 2015 Sing...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Filipino sailors finally cruise to gold
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LOOK: Team Kramer goes for a December ‘summer’ in El Nido
Team Kramer is starting off their Christmas holidays a little bit warmer as the family jetted off for the first time to El Nido, Palawan for a quick vacay. The parents gave fans snippets of the family's getaway since they arrived at the tropical paradise last Friday, Dec. 6. "Home for the next few days! This is the 3rd time we've been to Palawan as a family, but first time at @elnidoresorts #Pangulasian Island!" Team Kramer's main man, Doug Kramer, said on Friday. "So excited to explore this eco/family friendly resort!" https://www.instagram.com/p/B5uQdR_nWJg/ The family had a boat ride on their first day, as seen on a photo of a life-vest-wearing team Kramer. against the...Keep on reading: LOOK: Team Kramer goes for a December ‘summer’ in El Nido
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WATCH: Moira Dela Torre surprises busker with impromptu duet
Singer Moira Dela Torre made one lucky busker's night when she performed a duet with her on her makeshift stage. A certain @trinamorata or "TJ" got the surprise from Dela Torre and her husband when they all together ended up singing some of Dela Torre's hit songs such as "Tagpuan" and "Ikaw at Ako". The singer-songwriter narrated that she was out having dinner when with her husband, Jason Marvin Hernandez when they heard the busker singing. Dela Torre posted about the encounter on Instagram TV yesterday, Dec 8. Dela Torre stated that it was a different kind of feeling to hear her songs being performed by someone else. TJ was singing "Tagu-taguan" when Dela Torre approached h...Keep on reading: WATCH: Moira Dela Torre surprises busker with impromptu duet
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CHR: Use of child soldiers constitutes war crime
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Human Rights on Sunday condemned the use of child soldiers in armed conflict following the death of a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly a soldier of the New People's Army (NPA), the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Sunday. CHR Spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline de Guia reminded armed groups that the use of child soldiers constitutes a war crime. "Nothing can justify this deplorable practice," De Guia said in a statement. Authorities earlier identified the slain NPA soldier as Litboy Talja Binongcasan, a sixth grade student in Barangay Malinao, Gingoog City. CHR said Binongcasan died in an encounter between the NPA and the 23rd Infantr...Keep on reading: CHR: Use of child soldiers constitutes war crime
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Philippines is 'the lead in the South China Sea disputes,' Locsin claims
"[W]e stand up to China in the things that matter without fail and are acknowledged by Vietnam as the lead in the South China Sea disputes," Locsin wrote on his Twitter account. 
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‘Go get that crown’: Pia Wurtzbach cheers on Gazini Ganados
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach expressed her support for fellow beauty queen Gazini Ganados, as the latter represents the Philippines in this year's Miss Universe pageant. "Good luck kisses from me to you!" Wurtzbach said in her Instagram post yesterday, Dec. 7. "The whole Philippines is rooting for you @gazinii and I always got your back girl!" https://www.instagram.com/p/B5wo2XSjDGY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "You were born to do this," she added. "Go get that crown." Moments after, Wurtzbach reiterated her support for the 23-year-old Miss Universe hopeful. "Weather forecast: Cloudy with a chance of a back to back win at Miss Universe," she declared in a separate pos...Keep on reading: ‘Go get that crown’: Pia Wurtzbach cheers on Gazini Ganados
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SEA Games: PH Blu Boys end reign, lose softball gold to Singapore
NEW CLARK CITY --- The Philippines' reign in men's softball ended Sunday after dropping a 6-1 decision to Singapore in the final of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. It was the Blu Boys' first SEA Games defeat since losing to Indonesia in the 1997 edition. The Blu Boys beat Singapore in the first round, 8-0, but dropped to them in the semifinals, 4-3, in the meet held at The Villages. "We were out-hit," said coach Randy Dizer of the men's team which was already a revamped squad. The Blu Boys finished 17th in the World Championships last year in China, their worst finish there. In that tourney, the Philippines lost to Singapore for the first time ever, forcing Amateur Sof...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH Blu Boys end reign, lose softball gold to Singapore
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SEA Games: Melcah Caballero wins another rowing gold for Philippines
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT---When Melcah Jen Caballero captured her first gold with Joanie Delgaco, the 23-year-old rowing ace hardly assumed she would stand atop the medal podium again. So it came as a big surprise for Caballero when she crossed the finish ahead of everybody else in the lightweight women's single sculls Sunday at the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Caballero, who finished fourth in the event her previous stint in these Games, completed the 2000-meter race in seven minutes and 50.89 to defeat Thailand's Rojjana Raclao (7:54.23) and Mutiara Putri of Indonesia (7:56.85). https://sports.inquirer.net/377747/2nd-most-productive-seag-day-for-ph-15-golds "I was already satisfie...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Melcah Caballero wins another rowing gold for Philippines
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Rufa Mae Quinto on rumors of her death: ‘Natakot ako’
Actress-comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto admitted to feeling scared when false reports about her passing away circulated online last month. Quinto addressed the rumors of her supposed death during her appearance on "Tonight with Boy Abunda", as seen on the show's YouTube channel last Friday, Dec. 6. "Sabi ng mga balita pumanaw ka na," Abunda told Quinto. "Bakit ka narito?" (The news said that you already died. Why are you here?) The actress then laughed and asked why the news was like that, adding that it was scary. When asked about her reaction upon hearing the rumors, Quinto said she initially just ignored them. However, despite not paying attention to the false reports, she n...Keep on reading: Rufa Mae Quinto on rumors of her death: ‘Natakot ako’
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Hospitals reminded against requiring deposits for emergency cases
Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Sunday reminded hospitals that there is a law against asking for cash deposits from patients seeking urgent treatment.
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On feast of Immaculate Conception, Duterte urges public to work in solidarity
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, December 8, encouraged the public to work in solidarity and build a progressive nation on the occasion of the feast of Immaculate Conception of Mary. According to the Catholic Church, Immaculate Conception marks the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the merits of her son, Jesus Christ. "I join the entire Filipino Catholic Community in celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary," Duterte said in a statement. "The Blessed Virgin Mary's exemplary life of piety and virtue honored today by our Catholic faithful nourishes the spirituality of our people as they in tu...Keep on reading: On feast of Immaculate Conception, Duterte urges public to work in solidarity
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‘How to be you po’: Solenn Heussaff takes inspiration from hot mom Ina Raymundo
It appears that soon-to-be mother Solenn Heussaff just found her new fitness inspiration in the person of actress and model Ina Raymundo. The mother of five owned the camera as she donned nothing but a loose neutral trench coat and knee-high net stockings, as seen on her Instagram last Friday, Dec. 6. The soon-to-be 43 year-old model promoted self-love on her shoot with world-renowned photographer Mark Nicdao. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5uQUNnHvPN/   It appears that Raymundo's effort was a "birthday treat" to herself. Raymundo is preparing to welcome another fruitful year, in anticipation of her birthday tomorrow, Dec. 9. Heussaff did not hide her admiration for Ray...Keep on reading: ‘How to be you po’: Solenn Heussaff takes inspiration from hot mom Ina Raymundo
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4 Indian nationals illegally staying in PH nabbed in GenSan
MANILA, Philippines --- Four Indian nationals illegally staying in the country were arrested in General Santos City, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported Sunday.   BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the Indian nationals were arrested in Purok Malakas, Barangay San Isidro, General Santos City in South Cotabato last December 3 following complaints from the community that there are illegal aliens engaged in a "5-6" scheme in the area.   BI intelligence officer Melody Gonzales said that 10 Indian nationals were found during the operation---but six of them were able to present valid visa.   The remaining four, meanwhile, presented expired and invalid visas ...Keep on reading: 4 Indian nationals illegally staying in PH nabbed in GenSan
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Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes may be losing his magic, but his legacy is intact
MANILA, Philippines ---The curtain is closing on pool's most fascinating magician. For decades, Efren "Bata" Reyes weaved his magic on the pool table on his way to becoming the sport's greatest. On Friday, however, Reyes may have just made his final Southeast Asian Games appearance quite fittingly in front of a hometown crowd which he had captivated with his wizardry and unmatched charisma throughout his storied career. "I can't really tell, but it's been difficult because my skills are diminishing instead of improving," Reyes admitted in Filipino, flashing his signature smile. https://sports.inquirer.net/377077/as-end-nears-bata-reyes-hopes-to-write-golden-farewell-lette...Keep on reading: Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes may be losing his magic, but his legacy is intact
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North Korea says it carried out ‘very important test’
SEOUL, South Korea --- North Korea said Sunday it carried out a "very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that U.S. and South Korean officials said the North had partially dismantled as part of denuclearization steps. The announcement comes amid dimming prospects for a resumption of nuclear negotiations between North Korea and the United States, with the North pressing to wrest major U.S. concessions by year's end. The Korean Central News Agency said the test was conducted at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on Saturday afternoon. It didn't say what the test included. But according to recent media reports, a new satellite image indicated North Korea may ...Keep on reading: North Korea says it carried out ‘very important test’
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‘Awit may lawit’: Jasmine Curtis-Smith calls out rapper for transphobic song
Jasmine Curtis-Smith slammed a local rapper for making a song allegedly discriminating transgender women, and which has also earned the ire of netizens. Erich Bongon, who goes by the name Young Vito, sang about how he met a transgender woman at a bar, who he mistook for a biological woman. He posted the video on Twitter last Wednesday, Dec. 4, but has since deleted it due to negative reactions. "Anong problema mo sa mga magagandang may lawit? Ikaw ata may mali," Curtis-Smith posted on Twitter last Friday, Dec. 6. "Mag 2020 na soon, tigilan na yang pagkakitid ng utak pls." (What is your problem with beautiful transgenders? It seems like it is you who has something wrong with ...Keep on reading: ‘Awit may lawit’: Jasmine Curtis-Smith calls out rapper for transphobic song
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Meryll Soriano Apologizes To John Lloyd Cruz Due To This
This is the reason why Meryll Soriano apologized to John Lloyd Cruz Actress Meryll Soriano apologized to A-list actor John Lloyd Cruz in a recent interview because of this particular reason. Meryll is the daughter of Wowowin host Willie Revillame and former partner Bec-Bec Soriano. Though it is a fact that her father is considered […] The post Meryll Soriano Apologizes To John Lloyd Cruz Due To This appeared first on Philippine News.
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Siargao's Famous Pizza Is Finally Available for Delivery in Manila
Pair it with bolognese or carbonara!
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DOTr: Free ‘water jeepney’ rides from Cavite-Manila on Dec. 9 to Jan. 9
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Sunday that "water jeepney" rides will be free for one month starting on Dec. 9 (Monday). In a statement, DOTr said the water jeepney rides for the route for Cavite-Manila and vice versa is free from Dec. 9 this year to Jan. 9, 2020. https://twitter.com/DOTrPH/status/1203499428725714944 This was made possible due to the support from two shipping firms, namely: Seaborne Shipping Company Inc. and Shogun Shops Company. The free water jeepney rides was also an initiative of DOTr, Maritime Industry Authority, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Ports Authority and the Cavite government. DOTr said water j...Keep on reading: DOTr: Free ‘water jeepney’ rides from Cavite-Manila on Dec. 9 to Jan. 9
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SEA Games: PH Blu Girls sweep their way to softball gold
NEW CLARK CITY --- The Blu Girls delivered the gold medal in women's softball with a clean sweep of all their opponents for their 10th Southeast Asian Games title. The Nationals have won every single time softball was played in the biennial meet. On Sunday, they capped their yet another run with an 8-0 rout of Indonesia at The Villages in Mabalacat. "Of all the softball titles by the Blu Girls this is the easiest and the sweetest," said team manager Randy Dizer. "It's because we played in our home court, that's the biggest thing." Dizer also thanked Philippine Sports Commission and the Amateur Softball Association-Philippines which helped grant them foreign exposures. ...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH Blu Girls sweep their way to softball gold
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2 suspected drug pushers fall, yield firearm in Quezon
LUCENA CITY -- A gun-wielding suspected drug pusher and his companion were arrested in a police operation in Sariaya town in Quezon province on Saturday night, police said Sunday. Anti-illegal drugs operatives nabbed Rodolfo Manalo Jr., 46, and Jaime Calison, 43, after the two sold "shabu" (crystal meth) to a police agent in Barangay (village) Sto. Cristo around 9:20 p.m. The third suspect, Rowin Abu, managed to escape and evade arrest. The arrested suspects yielded two plastic sachets of shabu worth P1,880 in the street. Authorities reportedly seized a caliber .45 pistol and one magazine with four bullets from Manalo. Police said drug syndicates were supplying firearms to so...Keep on reading: 2 suspected drug pushers fall, yield firearm in Quezon
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