A long list of illegal activities inside New Bilibid Prison, exposed

As the Senate conducts an investigation into the early release of convicts from the New Bilibid Prison, testimonies of former and current Bureau of Corrections officials bared details on illicit activities convicts engage in behind bars. The probe, launched by blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon, set out to look into the attempted early release […]

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Gov’t needs to temper threat reports on Baguio, says mayor
BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines --- The city government is working out a policy that would make the New Peo-ple's Army (NPA) unwelcome in the summer capital, as requested by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conict. But Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the military intelligence community might need to revisit its threat assessments regarding Baguio, including how it por-trayed migrant Muslims here. Baguio is classied as a "white area community," which means armed groups do not bring their weapons into the city when they gather here to rest or to hold clandestine meetings. For the last 50 years, communist rebels have respected Baguio as a noconict zone, "so the...Keep on reading: Gov’t needs to temper threat reports on Baguio, says mayor
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Roaring upset for PH men’s volleyball team
That was one small point from Bryan Bagunas, one giant statement for men's volleyball. Relying on proper execution and solid blocking, the Philippines hammered out a monumental upset over Thailand, 17-25, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25, 17-15, in their semifinal clash in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, sending a delirious crowd at PhilSports Arena over the moon. Bagunas came through with a kill off a broken play for the game's final point to send the Philippines back to the finals after 42 years and the four-time regional champions packing. "I'm so happy, I can't even explain what I'm feeling right now," Philippines head coach Dante Alinsunurin said in Filipino. The crowd let its fe...Keep on reading: Roaring upset for PH men’s volleyball team
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More players may join Angkas dry run
Other motorcycle-for-hire companies might soon join Angkas in the ongoing pilot test to determine whether the two-wheelers could be safely used as public utility vehicles (PUVs), said the Department of Transportation (DOTr),which was mulling the possibility of extending the dry run until next year. This meant that Angkas, currently the only one participating in the test, could soon face competition from other fledgling motorcycle groups. No less than Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade himself said he wanted other companies to join the dry run provided they meet the same strict standards imposed on Angkas when the pilot test started in May, Transportation Undersecretary Mark de Leon ...Keep on reading: More players may join Angkas dry run
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It’s a busy Christmas for tenor Arthur Espiritu
It's a busy Christmas for tenor Arthur Espiritu who is commuting between two productions---"Faust" in Switzerland and "La Boheme" in Nuremberg, Germany. He's also preparing for a New Year gala with the Munich Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 31. Earlier, he sang the role of Edgardo in "Lucia di Lammermoor" in South Korea where he received rave reviews. A Vienna-based opera critic likened the Filipino tenor's voice to Placido Domingo's and Luciano Pavarotti's during their peak. Critics found his graveyard scene as Edgardo very moving. When the opera house released the video footage of "Lucia di Lammermoor," one could hear the ecstatic stomping of feet from fellow musicians during t...Keep on reading: It’s a busy Christmas for tenor Arthur Espiritu
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All they want for Christmas is a place to call home
MANILA, Philippines --- Written on a piece of Manila paper is a simple creed that residents of Sitio San Roque in Quezon City aspire to live by. It reads: "Sitio San Roque is a community of cheerful, dignified and unified members hoping for clean, decent and affordable on-site housing, with access to livelihood opportunities and basic social services." But the 5,000 residents --- mostly vendors, tricycle drivers and utility workers --- live in fear of being evicted from their houses to give way for development projects under the proposed Quezon City Central Business District (QCCBD). Sitio San Roque sits on government-owned land that is part of the 256-hectare QCCBD. Sinc...Keep on reading: All they want for Christmas is a place to call home
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PPO holds Christmas concert in Baguio
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), through the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), serenaded Baguio City with Christmas and OPM medleys during the opening of the Baguio Christmas Fair last Nov. 24 at Burnham Park. Thousands of locals and tourists who filled the iconic park enjoyed PPO's rendition of holiday classics such as "The Nutcracker Suite," "Kumukutikutitap" and "So This Is Christmas." The orchestra, under the baton of maestro Herminigildo Ranera, was also joined by Baguio Ballet and The Nightingales. The fair is the newest feature of Baguio City to attract more tourists during the yuletide season. Inspired by European Christmas villages, it features 20 c...Keep on reading: PPO holds Christmas concert in Baguio
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BenCab’s ‘Sabel’ sells for P39.71M; Zobel’s ‘Perales de Tajuna,’ for P35.04M
Jaime Ponce de Len doesn't seem to be the type to believe in luck, but mere minutes after Len Gallery's Kingly Treasures Auction 2019 came to a very successful end, he couldn't help but exclaim how lucky they where to have been able to put together a smash collection for art auction leader's year-end sale. "For us auction houses, it is very difficult to assemble such an astounding collection," De Len said. "We're fortunate in this sale that the stars aligned and that we had the best Fernando Zobel, as well as an exceedingly beautiful BenCab and Ang Kiukok works from his best period, and the best Lee Aguinaldo from his very early 'Linear' series. This actually shows the demand of t...Keep on reading: BenCab’s ‘Sabel’ sells for P39.71M; Zobel’s ‘Perales de Tajuna,’ for P35.04M
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Unauthorized demolition of historic Redoña house in Tacloban shocks NHCP
What was not damaged during Supertyphoon "Yolanda" (International name: Haiyan) in 2013 in Tacloban City has been demolished to give way to a new commercial development. Historic Redoa House on Tomas Mapua Street in downtown Tacloban in Leyte was torn down in March last year to the surprise of heritage-minded people of the city, said heritage advocate and interior designer Leo Almeria during the recent National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)-sponsored Gulis Pamana workshop in San Fernando, Pampanga. Almeria, a founding member of the Leyte-Samar Heritage Society, said the house was constructed in the 1930s by Margarito Redoa Sr. and Prisca Magpayo Redoa, and later pa...Keep on reading: Unauthorized demolition of historic Redoña house in Tacloban shocks NHCP
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NCCA conference in Angeles: Culture-based research as ‘weapon’
"We are wanting in research as a particular area of culture, so we are providing an area for researches to be heard. There are misconceptions that we would like to rectify, that culture is not art alone. We hope to compile and publish the works discussed here." The remarks are from Joseph Cristobal, director of the Philippine Cultural Education Program of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), as he opened the recent NCCA-organized "Bantula: International Conference on Culture-based Research" at the Holy Angel University in Angeles City, Pampanga. A surprise speaker in the conference was National Artist for Film Kidlat Tahimik, whose wife Katrin de Guia, a sch...Keep on reading: NCCA conference in Angeles: Culture-based research as ‘weapon’
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Rapper Juice WRLD dies after ‘medical emergency’ in Chicago
CHICAGO --- Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit "Lucid Dreams," died Sunday after a "medical emergency" at Chicago's Midway International Airport. The rapper, whose legal name was Jarad A. Higgins, was 21. Authorities have not released details about his cause of death. The Cook County medical examiner's office was notified of Higgin's death Sunday morning, according to office spokeswoman Natalia Derevyanny, who said an autopsy was likely Monday. Chicago police launched a death investigation after a 21-year-old male experiencing a "medical emergency" was tr...Keep on reading: Rapper Juice WRLD dies after ‘medical emergency’ in Chicago
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New motivation: Eumir Marcial fighting for buddy John Marvin
MANILA, Philippines---Eumir Marcial has long been prepared for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. But just a day before his fight, he found a new source of motivation. The reigning middleweight gold medalist watched from the sidelines as good friend John Marvin, the 2017 light heayweight titleholder, got knocked down in the first round and eventually lose his tournament opener to Vietnam's Dinh Hoang Truong. Determined to avenge the loss of his friend, Marcial turned opponent Mohamed Aswan Che Azmi into a sentient punching bag en route to a first round technical knockout win. Marcial, also the welterweight gold medalist in 2015, said he was motivated to get the win not just for...Keep on reading: New motivation: Eumir Marcial fighting for buddy John Marvin
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Timor Leste finally gets its first medal in 2019 SEA Games
MANILA, Philippines--Timor Leste is not leaving the 30th Southeast Asian Games empty-handed. Amorin Imbrolia Araujo dos Reis captured her country's official first medal of this edition of the biennial meet, winning the bronze in the women's -57 kilogram division of taekwondo on Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/2019seagamesph/posts/2642899752468782?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAncMMfLl1IDhVG-v57qwV4f2mHtoFA_bTN2yvVxELeK2rgtFXunNjkva3xg8qbw7Om7t7BS2V2lyLDCxyWiyitAG90y_gTyZXluOX5jryBkQzd0fkdxvmNzKU2F-Agic2KPMMWINiJ1ysKrv0aiXKO88p5gKWMCIyNgDFIsdLO-VD1obvVIAHsbXmg8KlVvWq6y2yuZNKHToVDOIryPatSB8thijOsscmsELGtVFOjhgX-Yh75Y5vcMcREhYgeR6VumuWNpHo9ZDyAiWXipc1LPMHUFaCwL1NpAtnY04DohQ4V136Tu6hbJReIIC9oF3...Keep on reading: Timor Leste finally gets its first medal in 2019 SEA Games
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SEA Games: Sibol rules Mobile Legends for PH’s first esports gold
MANILA, Philippines--Sibol-Philippines slipped past Indonesia, 3-2, in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang on Sunday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, giving the host its first-ever gold medal in esports' landmark staging in the Southeast Asian Games. Sibol drew first blood in the race-to-three duel before holding off the visitors, whose team is filled with world champions, but soon found itself trailing a game after a fiesty comeback by Indonesia. But the Sibol squad, comprised of Angelo, Arcangel, Karl Nepomuceno, Kenneth Villa, Carlito Ribo Jr., Jason Torculas, Jeniel Bata-Anon, and Allan Castromayor, held on for the gold. Sibol's DOTA II and Starcraft II bets take their...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Sibol rules Mobile Legends for PH’s first esports gold
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3D LOTTO RESULT December 9, 2019
3D LOTTO RESULT December 9, 2019 – The 3D Lotto draws are held today by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at 11AM, 4PM, and 9PM and here are the results: 11am: 4pm: 9pm: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT December 8, 2019 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm)SWERTRES RESULT December 8, […] The post 3D LOTTO RESULT December 9, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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LOTTO RESULT December 9, 2019
LOTTO RESULT December 9, 2019 – Draws for 6/55 Grand Lotto, 6/45 Mega Lotto LOTTO RESULT December 9, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/55 Grand Lotto and the 6/45 Mega Lotto draw for today, Monday, December 9, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five […] The post LOTTO RESULT December 9, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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34 top show biz scandals from 1985-2019
Over the years, a number of celebrities have found themselves being the subject of unwanted attention either because of uncalled-for remarks and actions or because they got embroiled with former lovers or family members. Drawing from newspaper and online reports, Inquirer Entertainment has compiled a list of 34---because the paper turns 34 today---scandals/controversies that shocked local Tinseltown in the last 34 years. Anything to add to this list, dear readers? 1985 Filipinos mourned the passing of 16-year-old actress Julie Vega on May 6, 1985. Her death, which was reportedly caused either by Guillain-Barre Syndrome or multiple sclerosis, had been a big mystery to the public. ...Keep on reading: 34 top show biz scandals from 1985-2019
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Clutch Bagunas delivers as PH rewrites SEA Games volleyball history
    MANILA, Philippines – Against all odds, Bryan Bagunas delivered when his country needed him. Fighting for survival in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games against the reigning four-time champion Thailand, the Philippine men’s volleyball team achieved the improbable and survived for a stunning five-set escape act in the semifinal round.  Fittingly enough, ...
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Why Meryll had to apologize to John Lloyd about ‘Culion’s’ teaser issue
"We have to respect how he feels," "Culion" star Meryll Soriano said of her coactor John Lloyd Cruz's decision to issue a statement opposing his inclusion in the teaser of director Alvin Yapan's historical drama. It was Meryll, and "Culion" assistant director Candy Manalo Nagrampa, who contacted John Lloyd to say that he was "needed" in the movie. In a statement, the controversial and reclusive actor claimed that putting his face in the teaser was "preemptive" and that this was the "opposite of what I actually requested and agreed on." At the "Culion" grand press conference on Thursday night, Meryll apologized to John Lloyd "on behalf of the whole production team. If he felt hu...Keep on reading: Why Meryll had to apologize to John Lloyd about ‘Culion’s’ teaser issue
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Comics (December 9, 2019)
Comics (December 9, 2019)
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Fashion for passion
Rotary Club of Cubao-Quezon City, led by president Enrique Salcedo and past president Veronica Ho, held Fashion for Passion at the Grand Ballroom of the Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel.
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That other life as a sportswriter
Must be happenstance that the Southeast Asian Games are being held in Manila late in the year, as it has been in the past every 14 years or so in 2005 and, before that, 1991. In 1981 the games were also held here, serving as prelude to Diay de Vega’s ruling the 100 and 200 meters in the Asian Games the following year.
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Here lies the artist’s ego: ‘Stay’ by The Sine Wave Orchestra
Everything we hear can be broken down into a sound: the sine wave.
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The other Pepe
This column started out in my mind as an account of a return visit to Dapitan, where my wife Beng and I had first gone eight years ago to pay homage to Jose Rizal, who had lived there in exile for four years between 1892 and 1896, until shortly before his arrest in Europe and his trial and execution in Manila.
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Barrioquinto, BenCab, Zobel reign at León Auction
It’s not often easy to learn an object lesson at an auction.
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Tech-loaded & ready for roads ahead
The new Porsche Macan holds its position as a techie SUV with distinctive exterior features such as the new LED tail light panel that ensure that it is ready for the future.
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Techie restaurants? Why not
The digital era continues to disrupt every segment of the restaurant value chain whether it be from in-store or customer-facing technology and, the only way to thrive in this changing landscape is to adopt a digital-first tech approach, says leading solutions provider Genie Technologies Inc.
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E-commerce in Asia, 25 Years Later
Twenty-five years ago today, a tiny startup called Net Market figured out how to send an encrypted credit card transaction over the web.
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SEA Games: PH surfers make waves in La Union
Medals came in waves for the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games' surfing event in San Juan, La Union, on Sunday. Roger Casugay and Nilbie Blancada struck gold in the men's longboard and women's shortboard event, respectively, to lead the medal rush at Monalisa Point. Rogelio Esquivel and Jevy Mae Agudo each delivered a silver medal in men's and women's longboard. Daisy Valdez, meanwhile, tossed in a pair of bronze medals in women's longboard and shortboard action. Rounding out the tally is John Mark Tokong, who chipped in a bronze medal in the men's shortboard event. Casugay, a native of nearby Bacnotan City, was long hailed a winner by media outfits and the loca...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH surfers make waves in La Union
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SEA Games: Deiparine narrowly misses out on double gold in swimming
James Deiparine fell just less than a second short of a double gold feat after settling for the silver medal in the men's 50-meter breaststroke in the 30th Southeast Asian Games swimming championships at New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac. Singapore's Lionel Khoo Chien foiled Deiparine's bid after topping the race with a time of 28.15 seconds while the Fil-American swimmer clocked 28.32. Indonesian Nathaniel Gagarin (28.52) copped the bronze. The 26-year-old Deiparine ended the Philippines 10-year gold medal drought when he ruled the 100-meter breaststroke final last Wednesday. The Philippine women's 4x100-meter medley relay squad of Chole Isleta, Desirae Aub...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Deiparine narrowly misses out on double gold in swimming
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SEA Games: 10 boxers shoot for gold medals
MANILA, Philippines---Five more Filipino bets entered the boxing final after a sweep of their respective semifinal matches Sunday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. They joined Marjo Pianar, Nesthy Petecio, Josie Gabuco, Eumir Marcial, and Carlos Paalam who earlier booked their tickets to the final round scheduled all day on Monday. Irish Magno started the party with a majority decision win, 4-1, over Thailand's Jutamas Jitpong in the women's flyweight division. Rogen Ladon then blitzed through Singapore's Mohamed Hanurdeen Hamid via unanimous decision, 5-0, in the men's flyweight division. The unanimous decision win was a better outcome for Ladon after he scored a majori...Keep on reading: SEA Games: 10 boxers shoot for gold medals
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WATCH: PH surpasses 100-gold medal mark in SEA Games 2019 Day 8
CLARK, Philippines – The Philippines continues to break barriers as the host country surpassed 100 gold medals in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games on Sunday, December 8.  Before the soft tennis women's double team of sisters Bambi Zoleta and Noelle Zoleta-Manalac clinched the country's 100th gold, the  Philippine Blu Girls opened the ...
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Jerwin Ancajas retains IBF super fly title
MANILA, Philippines --- Amid the Philippines' gold rush in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas gave his countrymen more reasons to celebrate in his own way on Sunday. Ancajas retained his IBF super flyweight world title after a six-round demolition of Miguel Gonzalez in the co-main event at Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico. Ancajas was relentless from the get-go and made target practice out of his Chilean foe on his way to a sixth-round stoppage. The 27-year-old Ancajas (32-1-2, 21 KOs) successfully defended his belt for the eighth consecutive time. His latest win came seven months after stopping Japanese Ryuichi Funai in Stockto...Keep on reading: Jerwin Ancajas retains IBF super fly title
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Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia
WARSAW, Poland --- When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn't be higher. More than five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Moscow-backed separatists has killed more than 14,000 people, and a cease-fire has remained elusive. While Zelenskiy has made ending the conflict a priority, the political novice arrives at the table with the veteran Kremlin leader in what appears to be a less-advantageous position: --- Zelenskiy still hasn't had the White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump that he sought to ...Keep on reading: Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia
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French strikes going strong on Day 4; government huddles
PARIS --- France's prime minister is holding special meetings Sunday about the government's divisive redesign of the national retirement system, amid warnings that strike-related transport troubles will get even worse in the coming days. Travel tangles continued Sunday as the strikes entered their fourth day, with most French trains at a standstill. Fourteen of Paris' subway lines were closed, with only two lines --- using automated trains with no drivers --- functioning. International routes also suffered disruptions. Monday will be a bigger test of the strike movement's strength, and of travelers' patience. Unions are calling for even more people to walk off the job Monday wh...Keep on reading: French strikes going strong on Day 4; government huddles
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SEA Games: PH karate picks up more medals
The Philippines tabbed medals across the kumite and kata events in the continuation of the Southeast Asian Games karatedo competition Sunday at World Trade Center in Pasay. Nicole Dantes, Rebecca Torres, and Ronaldene Flores salvaged a bronze medal in female team kata, which was topped by Vietnam and Malaysia, respectively. Highly-touted Filipino-American Joane Orbon also settled for a bronze in the -61kg female kumite. Jayson Macaalay and Mae Soriano also added to the tally, tossing in bronzes from the -60kg male and -55kg female kumite. The Nationals' lone gold thus far is from Junna Tsukii, who reigned supreme in the female -50kg kumite on Saturday....Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH karate picks up more medals
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Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack – official
PENSACOLA, Florida --- The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were working Saturday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism, while President Donald Trump indicated he would review policies governing foreign military training in the United States. The Navy on Saturday identified the three victims and hailed them as heroes for trying to stop the shooter and flagging down first responders after being shot. READ:Saudi student opens...Keep on reading: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack – official
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After disqualification, Eric Cray leads PH to relay gold
CAPAS, Philippines – Eric Cray started the day with a major flop, but brushing it off was the best decision as he rebounded with another winning performance in the 4x100m mixed relay event of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games on Sunday, December 8 at New Clark City.  Cray missed the ...
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SEA Games: Eric Cray redeems self, leads PH to 4×100 mixed relay gold
NEW CLARK CITY --- Eric Cray redeemed himself from messing up in the morning by anchoring Team Philippines to the 4X100 meter mixed relay late in the evening. The 31-year-old Olympian got disqualified in the 100-meter dash heats for false starts but returned to power the Philippines to its fourth victory in track and field. "We came out to win," said Cray who was born in Olongapo but now resides in the United States. Joining him in the triumphant run were Eloisa Luzon, Anfernee Lopez and Kristina Knott. Cray caught up with Thailand's anchor --- a lady runner --- in the final 30 meters and zoomed to the finish to the roar of the hometown gallery here at NCC athletics stadi...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Eric Cray redeems self, leads PH to 4×100 mixed relay gold
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2 Yanson factions in giant bus firm elect rival boards on same day
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines --- The feuding Yanson family, owners of the Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), the largest bus company in the Philippines, held two separate stockholders meetings and elected two different sets of officers here on Saturday. One faction is composed of four Yanson siblings --- Roy, Emily, Ricardo Jr., and Ma. Lourdes Celina Yanson Lopez. In a meeting at the Seda Hotel in this city, they elected Celina as VTI president, Roy as vice president for operations, Ricardo Jr. as secretary, Emily as treasurer, and Jose Jonathan Ealdama as vice president for legal. They took their oath of office before a notary public immediately after the meeting, w...Keep on reading: 2 Yanson factions in giant bus firm elect rival boards on same day
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SEA Games: Gold medal still elusive for PH Olympian Kirstie Alora
MANILA, Philippines---Kirstie Alora suffered a gut-wrenching final defeat to fellow Olympian Sorn Seavmey via golden point, 12-9, in the women's over-73 kilograms taekwondo of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Sunday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium. After a tight 9-9 finish in the first three rounds, Alora and Seavmey found themselves searching for that vital golden strike and it was the taller Cambodian who found it. The 6-foot Seavmey, who is six inches taller than Alora, used all her length and landed a head kick straight to the Filipino's temple for the final three points. Seavmey, the 2014 Asian Games gold medalist, captured her third straight SEA Games gold medal. Alora, meanw...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Gold medal still elusive for PH Olympian Kirstie Alora
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Amit trumps Centeno, cops SEA Games 9-ball gold
MANILA, Philippines – Rubilen Amit finally caught a break against Chezka Centeno after scoring a decisive 7-3 win over her compatriot in the women's 9-ball finals of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games on Sunday, December 8, at the Manila Hotel Tent. But unlike their women's 10-ball championship clash on Saturday that saw ...
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SEA Games: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold
MANILA, Philippines --- Filipino Rubilen Amit yielded the gold medal on Saturday just as her compatriot and good friend Chezka Centeno was about to hit the last ball in their women's 10-ball singles final. On Sunday, it was Centeno's turn to concede as Amit took the gold in their third straight meeting in the women's 9-ball singles final for another 1-2 finish for the Philippines in the billiards competition of the Southeast Asian Games. Amit rolled past back-to-back gold medalist Centeno, 7-3, to finally rule the event after settling for consecutive silver medals in 2017 and 2015. The 38-year-old Amit won six racks in a row to rally from a 3-1 deficit. "Entering this mat...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold
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Filipino-Korean children celebrate 70th anniversary of S. Korea-Philippines ties
SEOUL --- Filipino Korean children staged a musical Sunday commemorating the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations between South Korea and the Philippines. Performed bilingually in Korean and Tagalog, the musical was an adaptation of Korean folktale "Heungbu and Nolbu" dating back to the late Joseon era. The show staged at CJ Azit Auditorium in Jongno, central Seoul, was directed by Cherish Maningat, a Filipina stage actress based in Korea, and choreographed by Park Eun-hee. "We have assembled a cast of talented Filipino Korean children -- Althea, Arabella, Eunice, Eunjong, Joomi, Chungyon, Donghyuk, Kwanseung, Hojun, and Seunghyun -- for the show celebrating diplomatic ti...Keep on reading: Filipino-Korean children celebrate 70th anniversary of S. Korea-Philippines ties
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Lopez, PH taekwondo team kick way to 3 SEA Games gold
MANILA, Philippines – Pauline Lopez jumpstarted the Philippines' gold machine in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games taekwondo as two other jins delivered at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium on Sunday, December 8. Annihilating her semifinal foe by 17 points, Lopez demonstrated the same dominant form against Cambodia's Aliza Chhoeung in a 12-4 masterclass ...
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SEA Games: 6th athletics gold for PH as Morrison sets new shot put record
  NEW CLARK CITY --- William Edward Morrison III on Sunday heaved a moderate effort in shot put that was enough to rewrite the Southeast Asian Games and win the sixth gold for the Philippines in athletics. The 23-year-old Morrison, who hails from Leavenworth, Kansas, threw the metal ball 18.38 meters to capture the title. It was closer than his personal best of 20.40 meters set last June in Bloomington, Indiana. Yet it was way farther than the 17.74m mark of Chatchawol Polyiam of Thailand during the 2011 SEA Games in Palembang. Morrison, who competed for Indiana University in the US NCAA, also narrowly failed to breach the Olympic qualifying standard of 18.50m. Mal...Keep on reading: SEA Games: 6th athletics gold for PH as Morrison sets new shot put record
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Lotto results for December 8, 2019
Lotto results for December 8, 2019
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SEA Games: Philippines upsets Thailand to reach men’s volleyball final
MANILA, Philippines--Proper execution and solid blocking. Those were the things that the Philippine men's volleyball relied on as it hammered out a monumental upset over Thailand, 17-25, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25, 17-15, in their semifinals encounter in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. "I'm so happy, I can't even explain what I'm feeling right now," Philippines head coach Dante Alinsunurin said in Filipino. "Although we won, we'll still need to work on a lot of things so we can get the job done," he added. Top men's stars Bryan Bagunas and Marck Espejo led the way but it was the excellent floor and net defense of Kim Malabunga, Joshua Retamar an...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Philippines upsets Thailand to reach men’s volleyball final
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SEA Games: PH’s Samuel Morrison wins 3rd straight gold in taekwondo
MANILA, Philippines---Samuel Morrison completed a personal three-peat after his gold medal victory over Joshua Abdullah, 30-8, in the men's under-80 kilograms taekwondo finals of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Sunday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Morrison, who won in the 2015 and 2017 SEA Games, started off cautiously taking an 8-5 lead early in the second round. What Abdullah didn't know was Morrison was just heating up as the lanky Filipino jin unleashed a barrage of strikes that put the Malaysian on a world of hurt. Morrison landed three straight head kicks for a 20-8 lead midway through the second round....Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH’s Samuel Morrison wins 3rd straight gold in taekwondo
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