Arwind Santos apologizes for racist gesture; PBA metes out P200k fine

Arwind Santos of San Miguel Beer has apologized for making a racist gesture toward TNT import Terrence Jones in Game Five of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
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Bea, Julia, Gerald go solo and other behind-the-scene happenings at glitzy ABS-CBN ball
For a fleeting moment, the hubbub of camera clicks and clamoring press people waned and turned into hushed murmurs when Julia Barretto, hand in hand with her handler, emerged at the media hall, where interviews with select stars attending the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball were being conducted. It was as if no one expected her to drop by---at least not in our area, designated for media outfits not affiliated with ABS-CBN. After all, Julia has been embroiled in perhaps one of show biz's biggest controversies in recent years. Her being shielded from potentially prying questions would have been all but expected. Yet, there she was---looking quietly elegant in her white, sampaguita-embroidered ...Keep on reading: Bea, Julia, Gerald go solo and other behind-the-scene happenings at glitzy ABS-CBN ball
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#WalangPasok: Class cancellations for Thursday, September 19
MANILA, Philippines --- Several local government units (LGUs) have canceled classes for Thursday, September 19, amid the inclement weather brought by the southwest monsoon, a low-pressure area, and Tropical Depression Nimfa.   Nueva Ecija - preschool to senior high school (public and private) Pampanga Mabalacat - preschool to elementary (public and private) Macabebe - all levels (public and private) Angeles City - preschool to elementary (public and private) Magalang - preschool to senior high school (public and private) Pangasinan Tayug - all levels (public and private) Mangatarem - all levels (public and private) Umingan - all levels (pub...Keep on reading: #WalangPasok: Class cancellations for Thursday, September 19
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DoTr, SMC ink deal for ‘game-changer’ airport
CLARK, Pampanga: Listed San Miguel Corp. (SMC) can now begin building its P15-billion New Manila International Airport (NMIA) in Bulacan province after signing a concession agreement on it with the…READ
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‘Higher alcohol tax to reduce demand, revenues’
ALTHOUGH it welcomes the new tax structure for distilled spirits proposed under House Bill (HB) 1026, the Distilled Spirits Association of the Philippines (DSAP) warned the government that too many…READ
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GMA Network responds to Dole’s investigation on the Eddie Garcia incident
GMA Network filed its comment on Monday on the preliminary findings of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in the investigation on the incident involving the late Eddie Garcia. Prior to the formal hearing, Dole-National Capital Region regional director Sarah Buena Mirasol stated that GMA allegedly committed three violations under the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) law: failure to submit an incident report within 24 hours, employ or designate a safety officer, and employ or designate a certified first aider. GMA explained that after completing its thorough internal investigation, it initially gave a copy of the results ...Keep on reading: GMA Network responds to Dole’s investigation on the Eddie Garcia incident
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‘Capture convicts dead or alive’
More than a thousand prisoners prematurely freed under the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance Law will be captured “dead or alive” if they do not surrender before a Thursday deadline,…READ
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PH bond market grew 17% in Q2 – ADB
The Philippine bond market was the second fastest-growing among Emerging East Asia’s local currency bond markets, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. In its latest Asia Bond Monitor released on…READ
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Stocks dwindle in ‘dull’ trading
The local bourse shied away from the 8,000 mark again, but was able to stay afloat the 7,900 level as investors await the results of the Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting….READ
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Time management takes too much time
MOST people accept the concept of “time management” as a fundamentally good thing – particularly if one is an employer – but a recent lengthy article in The Guardian makes…READ
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Today’s Front Page September 19, 2019
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The major and other amendments proposed by Citira
The House of Representatives of this 18th Congress approved on third and final reading House Bill 4157 or the Citira (Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act), Package 2 of…READ
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P9.997-B budget for NEDA sought
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Wednesday it was seeking a 6-percent increase in its budget for next year. NEDA said the budget proposal for 2020 amounted…READ
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Netanyahu, foe in tight poll fight
TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz awaited results from the country’s general election on Wednesday after exit polls showed them locked in a…READ
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LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019
LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 – Draws for 6/49  SuperLotto, 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/42 Lotto and 6/49 Super Lotto draw for today, Thursday, September 19, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five major lotto games – […] The post LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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6/49 LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019
Super Lotto – 6/49 LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 6/49 LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 – Here is the result of 6/49 Super Lotto draw released by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6/49 Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT September 18, 2019 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT September 18, […] The post 6/49 LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Most Valuable
  With a little over 80 seconds remaining in the game, Val Chauca, taking advantage of a turnover forced by Adamson, curled above the three-point area, took a pass from Jerrick Ahanmisi and drained a huge triple.   That capped the first half of what would end up a 16-0 run to close the game that allowed the Falcons to strike down the University of Santo Tomas Tigers, 78-71, on Wednesday in UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.   And if that shot, and the 11 points Chauca logged in the fourth quarter---10 straight to give his team the lead for good---of that comeback win was too subtle a way to get his message across, the 24-ye...Keep on reading: Most Valuable
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Feedback from my column readers 2018-2019
Columnists look forward to the reactions of their readers, whether they are flattering or objectionable.
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Bigger allowance for teachers pushed
The country’s 600,000 public school teachers should no longer be made to shoulder school expenses, like supplies in the form of chalks, and their teaching supplies allowance should be increased substantially, according to an administration lawmaker.
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DSWD: Assistance only for indigent students in crisis situations
The education assistance that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) issues from its multi-billion peso Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) fund are only for indigent students in crisis situations, according to the government agency.
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Pregnant woman nabbed in drug sting
A pregnant woman was apprehended for alleged possession of P30,000 worth of shabu during a sting in Quezon City on Tuesday night.
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LRT train window breaks; 2 injured
Two passengers of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) were injured when the train’s window broke at the United Nations Avenue station yesterday.
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5 slain in drug busts
Five suspects were killed in anti-drug operations in Central Luzon on Tuesday.
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Communist leader nabbed in Laguna
An official of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was arrested in Laguna on Tuesday.
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Cabinet panel to assist BARMM
President Duterte has created a committee that will help officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) establish the regional government.
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KAPA exec held over investment scam revival
Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Davao regional office arrested yesterday an official of Kapa Community Ministry International over the alleged resumption of the illegal operations of the group.
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8 tanods charged for extortion, rape
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) yesterday filed criminal charges against eight volunteer peacekeeping officers of Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City who allegedly extorted money from a drug suspect.
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Lawsuit accuses New Jersey nursing home director of pro-Filipino bias
BERGEN COUNTY, New Jersey -- Four nurses filed a federal class action lawsuit against the director of a Bergen County-owned nursing home, claiming she discriminated against non-Filipino nurses and caused the plaintiffs to "fear for their jobs." Bergen County Health Care Center Director Violetta Arcilla is accused of forcing out non-Filipino nurses, docking pay, wielding discipline unfairly and offering Filipino nurses better schedules, according to a report by NorthJersey.com. Arcilla, from Belleville, has been at the helm of the 100-bed Rockleigh home since 2015, the report says. Nurses Carmen Mabille, Maureen Beech, Rita Blaser and Barbara Masten last month filed the laws...Keep on reading: Lawsuit accuses New Jersey nursing home director of pro-Filipino bias
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Nevada among top states for ‘fiancé visa’ use due to Filipinos
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada is one of the most popular states for couples who originally met across international borders and are reuniting via fianc visas in the U.S.   Nevada has one of the highest rates per capita of K-1 visa recipients in the country, according to a recent study by Washington, D.C. research firm Causal Design. The K-1 visa, also referred to as a "fianc visa," allows nonresidents to enter the United States to marry a U.S. citizen.   RapidVisa, a company that helps with the visa application process, commissioned the Causal Design study. The study shows that for admissions per 100,000 residents, Nevada is ahead of every state besides Washington, Alaska...Keep on reading: Nevada among top states for ‘fiancé visa’ use due to Filipinos
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Guam appoints czar for H2 and visa waiver programs for PH
AGANA, Guam -- Guam's governor officially assigned former governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez to take charge of the territory's H2 and visa waiver programs for the Philippines.   In an executive order, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero tasked Gutierrez with researching and developing a strategy to help in the inclusion of the Philippines as an eligible country for the H-2A and H-2B Nonimmigrant Worker Program and as a member country of the Guam-CNMI Waiver Program.   The executive order authorizes Gutierrez to work with participating governments and to ensure alignment and support for any request to the U.S. Secretary of State and US Secretary of Homeland Security on the Philippi...Keep on reading: Guam appoints czar for H2 and visa waiver programs for PH
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Mabuhay, Inc. launches Angklung Ensemble
WASHINGTON -- Mabuhay, Inc.'s new Angklung Ensemble (MIAE) regaled picnic-goers with its premier musical performance during the organization's annual picnic and membership meeting on August 25 at Allen Pond, Bowie, Maryland.   Under the baton of its Music Director Dr. Robert Bagtas, the MIAE played Filipino favorites to an enthusiastic, overflow crowd that joined the performance with its lusty singing.   For the past six or seven years, MI's Board sought to acquire its own set of angklung instruments to complement Mabuhay's educational and cultural programs. In 2017, Dr. Bagtas put the group in touch with a former colleague, Gilbert Ramos of Musikawayan. Ramos m...Keep on reading: Mabuhay, Inc. launches Angklung Ensemble
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Envisioning a Mindanao Miracle: Rapid growth based on vision and values
The Philippines and Mindanao are in a historic milestone, commemorating the victorious repulsion European occupation in 1521 by the first Philippine national hero, Lapu-Lapu. Now, the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law holds promise to end the 500-year war, the longest running in the world.   The necessity to think boldly with political will and urgency is at hand -- to transform the promise of a Mindanao Miracle into reality. The successful rehabilitation of societies devastated by war has had many examples in the last 70 years, like the rapid turnaround of Japan and Germany, and recent development of China, South Korea, Colombia, South Africa, and Singapore. &...Keep on reading: Envisioning a Mindanao Miracle: Rapid growth based on vision and values
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Houston Prepares for Storm Imelda
Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. The storm, which formed Tuesday, made landfall near Freeport, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist, and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston said the main threat from Imelda remained the potential for heavy rainfall and flooding. "We have a few things in our favor. The ground is dry. It's been dry for a while h...Keep on reading: Houston Prepares for Storm Imelda
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Marijuana Users Could be at Risk
A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market leaving Marijuana Users at risk. Bootleggers eager to profit off unsuspecting consumers are mimicking popular, legal vape brands, pairing replica packaging churned out in Chinese factories with untested, possibly dangerous cannabis oil produced in the state's vast underground market. The result: Authentic-looking vape cartridges sold by unlicensed dispensaries and delivery services, along with rogue websites. The deceptive rip-of...Keep on reading: Marijuana Users Could be at Risk
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Vaping Industry: New York Bans Flavored E-liquid
New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the prohibition, which covers flavored e-cigarettes and other vaping products except for menthol and tobacco flavors, goes into effect immediately. Retailers will have two weeks to remove the merchandise from store shelves.   Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, had proposed the emergency ban Sunday, citing surging use among young people. According to data from the state health department, nearl...Keep on reading: Vaping Industry: New York Bans Flavored E-liquid
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Kobe Bryant on USA Basketball Team Disappointment
Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments. Back in Beijing this weekend, Bryant isn't sure another Redeem Team will be so easy to find for the U.S. The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist is at the final weekend of the World Cup as an ambassador for FIBA. However, he won't be watching the U.S. in the medal round. The best the Americans can do at this tournament is a seventh place, and Bryant says the days of automatic gold medals for the U.S. --- regardless of who is on the roster --- may be over. "It's not a matter of the rest o...Keep on reading: Kobe Bryant on USA Basketball Team Disappointment
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Apple Awards $250 Million for iPhones Screen
Apple on Tuesday deepened its ties with a Kentucky manufacturing plant by awarding $250 million to support Corning Inc.'s continued work to develop glass for iPhones and other devices. The award builds on the $200 million that Corning received from Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund in 2017, the tech giant said. The combined investments support Corning's research and development that will be crucial for next-generation consumer devices, Apple said.   Scratch-resistant glass for every generation of the iPhone has been made at Corning's plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Corning also supplies glass for iPads and Apple Watches. "Apple and Corning's rich history dates b...Keep on reading: Apple Awards $250 Million for iPhones Screen
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Chiong murder convicts Uy, Aznar surrender in Bilibid
MANILA, Philippines – Two more convicts in the 1999 Chiong murder case of Cebu surrendered early evening of Wednesday, September 18, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Convicts James Anthony Uy and Josman Aznar have previously sent feelers for surrender.  "The raw information relayed to us ...
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Paras, Perasol console NU after 4th straight heartbreak loss
    MANILA, Philippines – In what is undoubtedly the most improbable trend happening so far in UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball, the NU Bulldogs dropped a close one for the fourth straight game, this time a 79-80 squeaker loss against the talented UP Fighting Maroons.  Highly touted ...
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SC suspends rule requiring new lawyers to provide free legal service
MANILA, Philippines --- The Supreme Court has suspended the rule which requires rookie lawyers to render free legal services for poor litigants. In a resolution dated September 3, the SC suspended the implementation of the Community Legal Aid Service (CLAS) Rule due to the enforcement of the Revised Student Practice Rule, among other reasons. The Court En Banc also ordered the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to "refer back the cases currently assigned to CLAS-covered lawyers to the supervising IBP lawyers." The revised student practice rule was approved by the Supreme Court en banc during its session last June 25. Under the revised rule, law students can engage in a l...Keep on reading: SC suspends rule requiring new lawyers to provide free legal service
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FlipTop rapper Loonie nabbed by Makati cops in buy-bust
MANILA, Philippines – Rapper Loonie and 4 others were arrested on Wednesday, September 18, by the Makati police in a buy-bust operation at a hotel in Poblacion, Makati. Police identified the 4 other suspects as David Rizon, Ivan Agustin, Albert Alvarez, and Idyll Liza Peroramas, Loonie's younger sister. According ...
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Rapper ‘Loonie,’ 4 cohorts arrested in Makati drug sting
  MANILA, Philippines --- Famous rapper "Loonie" and his four other cohorts were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Makati City on Wednesday night. Members of Makati police station's Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Marlon Peroramas alias Loonie and four other suspects identified as David Rizon, Ivan Agustin, Albert Alvarez and Idyll Liza Diaz. The Makati police conducted the anti-drug operation at a basement of a condominium on Polaries Street in Barangay Poblacion at 8:45p.m. Seized were sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana; cellphone and marked money./ac...Keep on reading: Rapper ‘Loonie,’ 4 cohorts arrested in Makati drug sting
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Trump names hostage negotiator O'Brien national security advisor
WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, September 18, named his poin tman for hostage situations, Robert O'Brien, to replace his hawkish national security advisor sacked just as relations with Iran are entering a new crisis point. "I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do ...
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DOLE proposes own version of Department of OFWs
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has come up with its own version of a measure that seeks to create a new department to cater to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday said the DOLE supports the creation of a Department of OFWs as President Rodrigo Duterte stamped it as a priority during his 2019 State of the Nation Address (Sona). READ: Duterte wants 'Department of OFWs' set up by December READ: Highlights of Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address "As the lead agency of labor matters, the DOLE drafted its own version relative to the creation of the Department of OFWs," Bello said during the H...Keep on reading: DOLE proposes own version of Department of OFWs
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Senate committee approves DOH’s P160-B budget for 2020
MANILA, Philippines --- The P160.148 billion proposed budget of the Department of Health (DOH) for 2020 was approved on Wednesday by the Senate Committee on Finance, but the agency was required to submit reports on medicines and other equipment that remain undistributed. "With no senators wishing to ask questions, the budget of the Department of Health and its attached agencies and corporations are hereby approved on the committee level and are deemed submitted to plenary, taking into consideration the discussions today," Senator Bong Go, chairman of the Sub-committee F of the Senate Committee on Finance said during the budget hearing of the agency. The proposed budget of the DOH i...Keep on reading: Senate committee approves DOH’s P160-B budget for 2020
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Alleged harassment incident reported in Abante News plant after fire attack
MANILA, Philippines --- Abante News Group on Wednesday reported another alleged harassment attempt at its printing plant in Paraaque City. Abante News Group General Manager Gil Cabacungan said three men aboard a van arrived at their plant around 8 p.m. on Tuesday and introduced themselves as members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). https://twitter.com/GilCabacungan/status/1174231409029984256 The men, Cabacungan said, were looking for the plant manager who was absent before asking for the whereabouts of their deputy manager. "The 3 men asked for our plant manager but he was absent. So they asked for our deputy manager who refused to be brought to Valley 1 or P...Keep on reading: Alleged harassment incident reported in Abante News plant after fire attack
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Recto hoping for speedy release of qualified, sickly prisoners
MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Wednesday called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to speed up the release of "genuinely sick" and "terminally-ill" prisoners. Recto's remarks came after President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to fast track the release of sick and elderly prisoners following the signing of the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law. "With the signing of the revised rules on GCTA, it is hoped that our Justice and prison officials will work overtime like elves in Santa's workshop to bring the genuinely sick, infirm, old, terminally-ill prisoners h...Keep on reading: Recto hoping for speedy release of qualified, sickly prisoners
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Creamline goes 10 in a row; Air Force upsets Motolite
  MANILA, Philippines – Even minus main gunners Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado, Creamline easily secured its 10th straight victory as the Cool Smashers rolled over the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders, 25-11, 25- 15, 25-17, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Wednesday, September 18 at Filoil Flying ...
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16 pass written phase of dentist licensure exam in Middle East
MANILA, Philippines --- A total of 16 out of 69 examines passed the theoretical phase of the dentist licensure examination given in the Middle East last August 2019, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Wednesday. The exam was given in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Manama in Bahrain; Doha in Qatar; and Al Ahmadi in Kuwait. The full list of passers can be accessed here. /atm...Keep on reading: 16 pass written phase of dentist licensure exam in Middle East
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