Art imitates life in Eddie Garcia’s uncanny scene in ‘Circa’

  I got goose bumps watching the scene of Tito Eddie Garcia with Anita Linda in "Circa." Manoy portrayed a former actor of the once-celebrated producer from the early years of Philippine cinema, Doa Atang (played by the latter). For her 100th birthday, the Doa's wish was to invite all the stars and directors who used to work for her. Tito Eddie was one of the guests at Atang's birthday party. He approached the Doa, who was in a wheelchair, to greet her. After exchanging pleasantries, Manoy kissed Atang. As he was walking back to his seat, the Doa hollered, "Ingat. Baka madapa ka" (Be careful. You might fall). It was clearly a premonition of the legendary actor's sudden ...

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MISS WORLD 2019 Top 5 Candidates Finally Announced
The Top 5 for Miss World 2019 finally announced. MISS WORLD 2019 TOP 5 – Here are the names of the Top 5 candidates for this year’s international pageant Miss World held in London, December 14. Philippines, Moldova, Nepal, Venezuela, Nigeria, Mexico, Guyana, India, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay are the candidates who made it […] The post MISS WORLD 2019 Top 5 Candidates Finally Announced appeared first on Philippine News.
LOTTO RESULT December 15, 2019
LOTTO RESULT December 15, 2019 – Draws for 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto LOTTO RESULT December 15, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/58 Ultra Lotto and 6/49 Super Lotto draw for today, Sunday, December 15, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five major […] The post LOTTO RESULT December 15, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
After Boracay, Palawan rehab, Baguio is next
After the successful rehabilitation of Boracay and ongoing efforts in Palawan and other beach destinations, the government is now setting its sights on the highlands, in the country’s so-called Summer Capital, Baguio City.
Top juniors, local aces face test in PPS
John David Velez and Bliss Bayking set out against a crack set of rivals in their respective sides, including a slew of local bets out to fuel their own title drive in the PPS-PEPP Dagitab Festival national age-group tournament which got going yesterday at the City of Naga Tennis Courts in Cebu.
Christmas Contest winners
We were once more deluged with entries from all over the country and even abroad for our yearly Christmas Contest. Entries came from Guimaras, Albay, Pangasinan, La Union, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Bataan, Bohol, Zambales and many more provinces and Malaysia and Switzerland, too.
POC, private sector raise bonus for SEAG winners
Philippine Olympic Committee president and Tagaytay City Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino yesterday announced that all Filipino medalists in the just-concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games will receive cash incentives from the local Olympic body.
New cockfighting season unfolds
The 2019 -2020 cockfight season begins at the Las Piñas Coliseum via the annual “Pamaskong Handog 4-Cock Derby” on Wednesday with a big field of more than 60 entries.
Inter-school rapid chess gets going
Over 100 chess players aged 12 years and below will vie for top honors in the Lee-Ann Fidaire Inter-School Rapid Chess Championship , which starts at 10 a.m. today at the Open Kitchen restaurant of the Rockwell Business Center food hall in Mandaluyong City.
Greenies, Eaglets off to rousing start
La Salle Greenhills encountered some scary moments before eking out an 87-85 win over La Consolacion College at start of the 8th PSSBC-Freego Cup yesterday at the SGS gym in Quezon City.
FIDE Grand Prix
Top seeded Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France reached the quarterfinals at the Jerusalem FIDE Grand Prix by beating former world champion Vaselin Topalov of Bulgaria, 3.0-1.0, in speed chess.tie-breaks.
Tnt, Meralco lock horns
TNT KaTropa and Meralco Bolts fire the opening salvo tonight in a PBA Governors’ Cup semifinal duel between sister teams carrying firm determination to end years of frustration, neither about to give an inch.
Northport whips Ginebra
NorthPort spoiled the birthday and the return of coach Tim Cone from his Southeast Asian Games triumph, dealing his Barangay Ginebra team a heavy 124-90 beating for a 1-0 headstart in their Governors’ Cup semis series last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
U.N. climate talks unravelling, face failure
MADRID, Spain – A United Nations climate summit in Madrid risked collapsing Saturday, December 14, after all-night negotiations between countries left them more divided than ever over on how to fight global warming and pay for its ravages . Diplomats from rich nations, emerging giants and the world's poorest countries — each for their own reasons — found ...
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'Brexit election' raises hopes and fears in Northern Ireland
BELFAST, United Kingdom – Prime Minister Boris Johnson's crushing election victory gives Britain a chance to move past years of gridlock over Brexit — especially in Northern Ireland, where social and political divides run deep. "We're leaving limbo," said Orlaith McKeever, preparing food for the lunchtime rush at St. George's Market in ...
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Miss World 2019 – Coronation Night (LIVE STREAMING)
LIVE STREAMING: 69th Miss World – Coronation Night 69TH MISS WORLD – Watch and enjoy the live streaming of the most-anticipated Miss World 2019 coronation night. Miss World 2019 will be the 69th edition of the Miss World pageant will be held at the ExCeL London in London, United Kingdom. The beauty pageant will be held on December […] The post Miss World 2019 – Coronation Night (LIVE STREAMING) appeared first on Philippine News.
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Cone attributes ’embarrassing’ Ginebra loss to ‘lack of preparation’
MANILA, Philippines --- Barangay Ginebra only had three days to prepare heading into Game 1 of their PBA Governors' Cup semifinals series against NorthPort and it showed. Ginebra's coaching staff and its core bannered by Stanley Pringle and LA Tenorio were coming off a stint in the recently-concluded Southeast Asian Games where the Philippines won the gold medal. That campaign, however, left Ginebra head coach Tim Cone and his staff with little time to get the Gin Kings ready for the Batang Pier, who, in contrast, had all the time in the world. "It was a very ugly performance. It was embarrassing. They wanted it more than we did and it's one of the worst first games I've eve...Keep on reading: Cone attributes ’embarrassing’ Ginebra loss to ‘lack of preparation’
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Bigger things await PH men’s volleyball after breakthrough run
    MANILA, Philippines – Hoping to sustain the gains of its historic run in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, there's no way but up for the Philippine men’s volleyball team. So expect a busy 2020 for the Filipino spikers as the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc (LVPI) and the ...
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No gifts for birthday boy Cone as Ginebra suffers worst season loss
MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra had hoped to gift Tim Cone a win for his 62nd birthday, but everything did not go as planned.  In fact, Barangay Ginebra suffered its worst loss of the season as it opened its best-of-five semifinals series against NorthPort with a 90-124 blowout in ...
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2 men found dead with faces wrapped in tape inside abandoned van in Cavite
MANILA, Philippines – The bodies of two unidentified men with their faces wrapped in tape were found in an abandoned white van in Noveleta, Cavite, on Friday afternoon, December 13. A police report said a certain Jhovell Alvarez went to the police and reported that there was an abandoned white Nissan ...
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Dela Rosa considering US trip to see if he would be denied entry
MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa said on Saturday he was considering traveling to the United State to find out if he would be denied entry. Dela Rosa was reacting to a news report saying that US authorities canceled his visa because of his leadership in the government's bloody drug war when he was still chief of the Philippine National Police. "I am not sure because I haven't received any official commo [communication] coming from US authorities," Dela Rosa said in a text message. According to recent government records, the number of drug suspects killed in anti-drug operations were 5,552 from July 2016 to Nov. 30 this year. /atm...Keep on reading: Dela Rosa considering US trip to see if he would be denied entry
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Lotto results for December 14, 2019
Lotto results for December 14, 2019
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Qualls, NorthPort dominate Ginebra in PBA semis opener
MANILA, Philippines --- NorthPort thrashed Barangay Ginebra, 124-90, for a crucial head start in their race-to-three semifinals duel in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup Sunday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Import Michael Qualls had team-bests 38 points and 15 rebounds to help Batang Pier assert their mastery over the crowd darlings. Garvo Lanete tossed in 24 points built on a pinpoint long-distance shooting, while three more tossed in twin digit scores. "Maybe we just caught Ginebra in their off night plus, we're the hungrier team," said North coach Pido Jarencio. "But this is all a product of team effort." The Gin Kings got the goods mostly from their beloved reinfrocem...Keep on reading: Qualls, NorthPort dominate Ginebra in PBA semis opener
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PNP to receive 25,120 new assault rifles from Israel
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is set to receive 25,120 new 5.56-m basic assault rifles valued at P726,926,720, which will be sourced from the General Appropriations Act of 2019 and Trust Receipts. In a statement issued on Saturday, PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said the PNP had "98 percent absorptive capacity for procurement of new police equipment." This was after PNP's Bid and Awards Committee entered a partnership with the Ministry of Defense of Isreal through the government-to-government (G2G) mode of acquisition. The PNP will acquire the rifles from the Israel Weapons Industries (IWI), one of the leading arms manufacturers in the worl...Keep on reading: PNP to receive 25,120 new assault rifles from Israel
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UN climate talks in limbo as rifts among countries remain
MADRID --- Countries remained deadlocked Saturday in talks over combating climate change as U.N. talks dragged on beyond the official deadline with no end in sight. Chile's environment minister, Carolina Schmidt, who is chairing the two-week talks in Madrid, urged officials from almost 200 countries to recognize the "overall balance" of the latest draft agreements hammered out overnight. "We must show the outside world that we deliver," she said, as officials prepared to hunker down for further negotiations. But observers and environmental groups expressed outrage at the current proposals, saying they risked undoing or stalling on commitments made in the 2015 Paris climate a...Keep on reading: UN climate talks in limbo as rifts among countries remain
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Washington pulled apart by partisan divide over 'facts'
WASHINGTON DC, USA – In Washington these days, there are facts, alternative facts and disputed facts. It also seems like there are Democratic facts and Republican facts. The acrimonious impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump have put the spotlight on the stark partisan split in the nation's capital over where the truth ...
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Boris Johnson heads north to celebrate crushing election win
LONDON --- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was heading to northern England on Saturday to meet newly elected Conservative Party lawmakers in the working-class heartland that turned its back on the opposition Labour Party in this week's election and helped give him an 80-seat majority. In a victory speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday, Johnson called for an end to the acrimony that has festered throughout the country since the divisive 2016 Brexit referendum, and urged Britain to "let the healing begin." Johnson's campaign mantra to "get Brexit done" and widespread unease with the leadership style and socialist policies of opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn combined to g...Keep on reading: Boris Johnson heads north to celebrate crushing election win
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NorthPort steamrolls past Ginebra for 1-0 semis lead
MANILA, Philippines – NorthPort sent Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra crashing back to earth after cruising to a 124-90 romp in Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals at the Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, December 14.  With the Gin Kings core and Cone weary from steering Gilas Pilipinas ...
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Bilibid returnees die in Duterte administration blunders
AT A GLANCE The 1,914-list is wrong. Three months later, the DOJ is still in the process of reviewing and cleaning records. Former convicts return, but not voluntarily. They were forced or threatened. Thousands of returnees suffer harrowing conditions because the government was not prepared for them. At least 4 returnees have ...
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'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Idol Philippines' top Google PH's lists of most searched movies and TV shows in 2019
MANILA, Philippines – Avengers: Endgame , the grand finale of Marvel's Avengers series topped the list of Google Philippines' most searched movies in 2019, with its much-hyped debut, the internet giant announced Saturday, December 14.  Hello, Love, Goodbye was the second most searched film in the Philippines for 2019 – and ...
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Senate to tackle anti-terrorism, sin tax bills before Christmas break
MANILA, Philippines --- Senate is expected to tackle the proposed anti-terrorism act and amendments on the sin tax reform bill before going on Christmas break, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Saturday. Sen. Pia Cayetano, chair of the Committee on Ways and Means, would need to get the tax reform bill completed so that she would not be distracted from other tax measures lined up next year, Sotto said in an interview over AM radio station DWIZ when asked about Senate's priority bills before Christmas break. According to Sotto, he wants the Human Security Act of 2007 --- the anti-terrorism law --- to have "more teeth." "Unlike the Human Security Act that is in favor...Keep on reading: Senate to tackle anti-terrorism, sin tax bills before Christmas break
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At least 5 dead after truck and bus collide in Quezon
MANILA, Philippines – At least 5 people died and 33 were injured after a truck and a bus collided in Pagbilao, Quezon on Saturday, December 14. According to the initial report from police, the collision occurred at around 4:30 pm at the New Diversion Road in Barangay Silangang Malicboy. Cops said ...
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China welcomes first deal in trade war it blames on US
BEIJING --- China put a positive face Saturday on a first-step trade agreement that dials down a trade war it blames the U.S. for starting. Chinese experts and news media joined government officials in saying the deal would reduce uncertainty for companies, at least in the short term. But they remained cautious, saying both sides will have to show a willingness to compromise to resolve the more fundamental differences between them. "It at least stabilizes the situation and lays a foundation for the next round of trade talks or canceling additional tariffs in the future," said Tu Xinquan, a professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. "I cannot...Keep on reading: China welcomes first deal in trade war it blames on US
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Sotto to tackle 2020 budget insertions with Lacson, Avisado
MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Vicente Sotto III said he would meet with Sen. Panfilo Lacson and Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado to talk about the alleged last-minute insertions done by the House of Representatives in the proposed 2020 budget. "We will talk about the budget insertions on Monday [Dec. 16]. We will talk about on Lacson's discoveries. And if possible, I hope to talk with Secretary Avisado so we can open our eyes to what they had discovered," Sotto said in Filipino in an interview with AM radio station DWIZ on Saturday. Lacson on Friday disclosed House insertions, which might reach over P83 billion worth of projects, were discovered before the congressional b...Keep on reading: Sotto to tackle 2020 budget insertions with Lacson, Avisado
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Didal, PH team call for more support, skate parks
  TAGAYTAY, Philippines – After their impressive stint in 2019 Southeast Asian Games , skateboarding champion Margielyn Didal and the rest of the Philippine team called for more support for the skateboarding community. The Philippines captured 11 medals, including 6 golds, in skateboarding to emerge as one of the top performing ...
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Sr. Patricia Fox defends fellow missionary charged with perjury
MANILA, Philippines – Patricia Fox, the Australian nun who was deported by the government after working 27 years as a missionary in the Philippines, defended her colleague Sister Elenita Belardo , who had sought legal protection against military harassment, but was in turn accused of perjury by the National ...
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'Zebianna' lyric video is top music video for YouTube PH in 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The lyric video for the song Zebianna by Skusta Clee is the top video in YouTube Philippines’ music category for 2019, the video platform said Saturday, December 14. YouTube announced on December 14 the top videos per category on the platform for its annual YouTube rewind. Rounding out ...
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9 Afghan forces killed in Taliban insider attack – official
GHAZNI, Afghanistan – The Taliban have killed 9 Afghan soldiers in an insider attack in central Afghanistan, the military said Saturday, December 14, underscoring the dangers Afghan forces face from within their own ranks. The Afghan National Army troops "were martyred by Taliban terrorists in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province" on ...
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SB19, Jane de Leon are Google Philippines' most searched personalities in 2019
MANILA, Philippines – Breakout stars SB19 and Jane de Leon topped the list of most searched personalities in Google's recap of the Philippines' trending topics in 2019. SB19, a Filipino group trained under the Korean idol system, topped the list of most searched male personalities. The group, which debuted in October ...
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Makati FC vies for Asiana Cup boys under-11 title
      MANILA. Philippines – Makati FC's boys under-11 team aims for another international crown as it shoots for the Asiana Cup title in Jakarta, Indonesia. A multi-titled youth football team, Makati FC recently emerged as the Borneo Cup champion in the boys U15 division and silver medalists in the U14 ...
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Sudan's Bashir sentenced to 2 years house arrest for graft
KHARTOUM, Sudan (UPDATED) – A Sudanese court convicted deposed president Omar al-Bashir of graft on Saturday, December 14, and sentenced him to two years of house arrest in a social care facility. (READ:  Sudan's Bashir 'got $90 million from Saudi royals' ) "The court convicted Omar Hassan Ahmed al- Bashir," judge Al-Sadiq Abdelrahman said. "The court decided to send ...
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WATCH: Cops rescue foreigners abducted, raped in Cavite MANILA, Philippines --- Members of Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) rescued three Chinese women who were allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted by six Chinese men in Cavite province. In a video from PNP-AKG shared on Saturday, police went to a two-story house in Bacoor, Cavite where they cornered the suspects and found the women with them after receiving confidential information. "Relax, relax. We are police. You are safe," the officers told the women during the operation. According to the PNP-AKG said victims were abducted separately from Dec. 10 to 12. The third victim was abducted around 10 p.m. on Dec. 12 at a casi...Keep on reading: WATCH: Cops rescue foreigners abducted, raped in Cavite
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Gilas Women hope own pro league comes after historic SEA Games gold
MANILA, Philippines – A professional league of their own. That is the target for Gilas Pilipinas Women after crowning themselves the new queens of 5-on-5 basketball in the region with their maiden gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday, December 10.  Settling for back-to-back fourth-place finishes in the last ...
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PhilHealth monthly contribution increase seen to hurt workers
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation's (PhilHealth) new contribution schedule was hit by labor groups for allegedly disadvantaging workers with lower incomes.
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Reed’s caddie out of Presidents Cup after conflict with fan
MELBOURNE, Australia --- The caddie for Patrick Reed will not be on the bag for the final session of the Presidents Cup after shoving a spectator who he felt was encroaching too close to Reed while cursing him. The tour announced the decision after Saturday's dual session, which ended with the International team holding a 10-8 lead. Reed said in a statement he respected the decision and that everyone was focused on winning. Kessler Karain, the brother-in-law of Reed, says he heard heckling for three days at Royal Melbourne, some had taken it too far and he'd had enough. Reed was a singular target of the American team this year because of a rules violation last week in the Ba...Keep on reading: Reed’s caddie out of Presidents Cup after conflict with fan
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CHR to investigate Samar ambush allegedly involving NPA
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will conduct an independent probe into the recent ambush in Borongan, Eastern Samar, that allegedly involved members of the New People's Army (NPA). In a statement issued on Saturday, CHR spokesperson Jacqueline De Guia said that the commission "strongly condemns" the ambush, and denounces "such act of deliberate and arbitrary killing." "The Commission will immediately conduct an independent investigation of the case, especially that there were reports claiming that students were involved in the incident," De Guia said. It was earlier reported that the armed rebels ambushed a police patrol car, killing a police officer...Keep on reading: CHR to investigate Samar ambush allegedly involving NPA
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Cholera kills over 27,000 pigs in Indonesia
MEDAN, Indonesia – More than 27,000 pigs have died in a hog-cholera epidemic that has struck Indonesia, with thousands more at risk, an animal welfare official said. Thousands of pigs have died in more than a dozen regencies across North Sumatra over the past three months, and the pace of deaths is increasing, ...
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Police brace for Catalan separatist protest during clásico
BARCELONA, Spain --- Police in Spain's restive northeast are preparing to ensure that next week's clsico soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid won't be adversely affected by a massive protest. Catalan separatists are planning to gather in large numbers around the Camp Nou and possibly carry out actions inside Barcelona's stadium on Wednesday when Madrid comes to play in one of the most watched matches of the season. The heads of the regional police in Catalonia said on Friday there would be a combined 3,000 police officers and private security workers paid by the Barcelona club to guarantee the game is played. "It is a match that requires a special police detail," reg...Keep on reading: Police brace for Catalan separatist protest during clásico
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3 dead in Nepal bomb blast
KATHMANDU, Nepal – Three people, including a police official, were killed when a bomb exploded in southern Nepal early Saturday, December 14. The device detonated outside a local residence after the owner called the police to report a suspicious object on his premises in Dhanusha district. "The blast occurred just as our ...
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