Bitcoin and US Stocks Steady After Plunge

Bitcoin and US Stocks Steady After Plunge: Stocks around the world remained stuck in the spin cycle Thursday, as worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy shoppers spending at stores and online can keep going. The S&P 500 moved between modest gains and losses in morning trading after suffering a steep decline a day earlier, when stocks tumbled after a fairly reliable warning signal of recession emerged from the bond market. Stocks in Asia and Europe, meanwhile, sank after China said it would take "necessary countermeasures" if President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to impose tariffs on more than $100 billion o...

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AFP says grave of 3 persons executed by NPA found in Bukidnon
  MANILA, Philippines --- The military said soldiers found the burial site of three captives of the New People's Army (NPA) who were allegedly executed by the rebels.   The Army's 10th Infantry Division led the exhumation of the remains of retired policeman Joel Rey Miqu, tribal leader Dionisio Camarullo Havana and Army Sgt. Reynante Havana Espana at the village of Digongan in Kitaokitao, Bukidnon on Thursday (Aug. 22), the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) said in a statement.   The three were abducted on Aug. 22, 2017 at a rebel roadblock along the highway of Kalagangan in the same municipality.   The military said members of the Komitin...Keep on reading: AFP says grave of 3 persons executed by NPA found in Bukidnon
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Inside Luke Edward Hall’s ‘Greco Disco’
ICYMI: Artist and designer Luke Edward Hall just came out with Greco Disco, published by teNeues. Whoever's doing the describing at teNeues did a pretty great job at boiling down the Luke Edward Hall aesthetic: "Refined English traditions intermingle with idealized motifs of ancient classicism; while delightful elements such as nautical stripes, safari animals, martini glasses, and ice cream cone patterns can be found alongside dreamy, Greek-inspired portraiture and architecture." Peep inside the book, below. Photos via teNeues Header image via @lukeedwardhall on Instagram ...Keep on reading: Inside Luke Edward Hall’s ‘Greco Disco’
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Rapist, murderer Sanchez continues to feign innocence
  MANILA, Philippines---Rape and murder convict Antonio Sanchez, once the powerful mayor of a small town in Laguna, continued to deny the crimes for which he is serving at least seven life sentences.   Sanchez continued to insist he was framed for the rape and murder of Eileen Sarmenta and the murder of her boyfriend Alan Gomez. Both were students of the University of the Philippines Los Banos.   "The real story there, there's a love triangle," Sanchez said at an interview with ABS-CBN TV patrol from his cell at the New Bilibid Prison on Friday (Aug. 23).   "Let those who may die die if I am guilty," the former mayor added.   Asked ...Keep on reading: Rapist, murderer Sanchez continues to feign innocence
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China to impose new tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports – gov't
BEIJING, China – China announced Friday, August 23, it will hit US imports worth $75 billion with new tariffs starting September 1 and December 15, as retaliation for Washington's planned tariff hikes in a bruising trade war. The punitive tariffs will range from 5% to 10% on 5,078 ...
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Claudine Shares Relationship w/ Mom now after ‘Pagbabati’ w/ Greta
This is now the relationship of Claudine Barretto with her Mommy Inday Kapamilya drama actress Claudine Barretto revealed her relationship now with her Mommy Inday Barretto after her reconciliation with older sister Gretchen Barretto. Clau and Greta restored their relationship as sisters last March this year. After that, the siblings were seen together having their […] The post Claudine Shares Relationship w/ Mom now after ‘Pagbabati’ w/ Greta appeared first on Philippine News.
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French president, football stars unite against Amazon fires
PARIS --- Rarely have French President Emmanuel Macron and superstar football players including Cristiano Ronaldo been on the same page, but when it comes to the fires that are devastating the Amazon, they're uniting in sounding the alarm. Five-time world player of the year Ronaldo beat Macron to the punch with his tweet urging action on the Amazon that, by Friday morning, had already racked up more than a quarter-million likes. Ronaldo tweeted: "The Amazon Rainforest produces more than 20% of the world's oxygen and it's been burning for the past 3 weeks. It's our responsibility to help to save our planet." https://twitter.com/Cristiano/status/1164588606436106240?s=20 Mac...Keep on reading: French president, football stars unite against Amazon fires
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Putin, Erdogan to 'activate' cooperation on Syria – Kremlin
MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, August 23, agreed to "activate mutual efforts" to ease the situation in Syria's Idlib region , the Kremlin said. "They discussed the issues of Russian-Turkish cooperation in the context of stabilization of the de-escalation zone," ...
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Is Brad Leone running out of ideas?
Just like the average person, I closely follow the triumphs and tribulations of the test kitchen fam on the Bon Apptit channel. I got hooked on it some time ago because of Brad, the gentle giant with a fermentation station. When I see "wourder" pop up on screen, I feel like I am part of a loving cult. So I was struck with utter bafflement when the latest episode of It's Alive was basic AF: fermented citrus fruits?! Vacuum-sealed kumquats salted with the mathematical precision of moving two decimal digits is an episode? https://www.instagram.com/p/B1ePIpuBnrt/ And just because it's simple doesn't mean I'll do it. If I was looking for something I can cook myself, I won't go on Youtube;...Keep on reading: Is Brad Leone running out of ideas?
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Chinese survey ship spotted anew in Philippines’ EEZ
https://twitter.com/rdmartinson88/status/1164209907865968640 MANILA, Philippines --- A Chinese research ship that conducted a survey on the eastern side of the country earlier this month was spotted again this week within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone. Ryan Martinson, a professor at the US Naval War College, shared on his Twitter account on Wednesday that Chinese research vessel Zhang Jian has returned to the eastern side of Philippines and was heading west at 10 knots.   A separate Facebook post from Jess Goren of Karagatan Patrol showed that the ship was 200 kilometers of northeast of Catanduanes as of Aug. 22. Based on the satellite track, the ship appea...Keep on reading: Chinese survey ship spotted anew in Philippines’ EEZ
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EU, Germany back call to discuss Amazon fires at G-7
BIARRITZ, France --- The European Union and Germany are backing French President Emmanuel Macron's call to put the Amazon fires on the agenda of this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France. European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Friday that "the commission is deeply worried. The Amazon is the world's largest rainforest and contains one-tenth of the world's species." Andreeva said EU's executive arm welcomes Macron's initiative, noting that a "sense of urgency is indeed warranted." She said the bloc stands ready to help, and can notably offer the use of its satellite system to Brazil and Bolivia. Andreeva said the EU's trade agreement with the Mercosur countri...Keep on reading: EU, Germany back call to discuss Amazon fires at G-7
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To coach team that drafted him a ‘unique opportunity’ for Jeffrey Cariaso
MANILA, Philippines---Jeffrey Cariaso played for four teams during his playing career in the PBA but there's only one franchise that has been nearly synonymous with him, and that's Alaska. Chosen sixth overall in the 1995 Draft, Cariaso helped the then Milkmen to the 1996 Grand Slam and 13 years since, "The Jet" is given the responsibility of leading the Aces to their next title. Cariaso was promoted as Alaska's new head coach after team owner Fred Uytengsu asked Alex Compton, the man who previously held the post for the past 15 conferences, to step down. READ: Alex Compton steps down as Alaska head coach, Jeffrey Cariaso takes over "It makes it ever more special because...Keep on reading: To coach team that drafted him a ‘unique opportunity’ for Jeffrey Cariaso
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EXPLAINER: The GCTA law that may free Antonio Sanchez
MANILA, Philippines – The reported possible release of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez, even though he has only served 25 years in 9 terms of reclusion perpetua, is a result of different laws, the latest of which was a Supreme Court ruling this July. It is mainly anchored on ...
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Retailers warned: Don’t target minors in promoting alcoholic drinks
MANILA, Philippines -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned retailers against targeting minors in promoting and selling alcoholic beverages following reports of flavored alcoholic drinks being sold to minors.   In a statement, the FDA said it was "sternly reminding" retailers "on the ethical sale of alcoholic beverages."   "The FDA is sternly reminding all retailers to refrain from the promotion and selling of all alcoholic beverages, especially alcopops, to minors," the FDA statement said on Friday (Aug. 23).   The agency also urged shop owners to display signs declaring no sale of alcoholic drinks to minors.   The FDA asked the publi...Keep on reading: Retailers warned: Don’t target minors in promoting alcoholic drinks
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Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test
MOSCOW --- Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. In Sunday's test, a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its target more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) away. The test came after the U.S. and Russia withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The U.S. said it withdrew from the treaty due to Russian violations, a claim that Moscow has denied. Speaking Friday, Putin charged that the U.S. waged a "propaganda campaign" alleging Russian breaches of the pact to "untie it...Keep on reading: Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test
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Here's Where to Stream Never Not Love You + More Local Films This Long Weekend
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Gilas Pilipinas holds off Adelaide in 1st tune-up
MANILA, Philippines---Gilas Pilipinas used a strong fourth-quarter surge to put away Adelaide, 92-83, in their first tune-up game in preparation of the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup Friday at Meralco Gym. The Philippines went on a closing 13-2 run capped off by a massive two-handed poster dunk from Japeth Aguilar over Eric Griffin as the game clock wound down. Andray Blatche paced the Filipinos with a monster effort of 19 points, 18 rebounds, and nine assists while Japeth Aguilar had 17 points, four rebounds and three blocks. Gilas rookie CJ Perez came off the bench and churned out 12 points while Paul Lee and Roger Pogoy finished with 10 apieace. The two sides face off ...Keep on reading: Gilas Pilipinas holds off Adelaide in 1st tune-up
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Casimero struggles to make weight as Ramirez vows to win by KO
     MANILA, Philippines – After struggling to make weight, Johnriel Casimero is raring for a breezy victory over Mexican Cesar Ramirez on Saturday, August 24. Casimero went over the limit at 118.8 pounds when he first stepped on the scales on Friday and checked in at an exact 118 ...
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WATCH: Alden Richards presents fashion collection with Avel Bacudio
Part of the sale proceeds will benefit children from the Northern Luzon Association for the Blind in La Trinidad, Benguet. 
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AFP: Military presence in schools won’t hamper academic freedom
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine military on Friday brushed aside claims that its presence in schools would curb academic freedom. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said the deployment of police and military in schools is not tantamount to "militarization" and "curtailment of academic freedom." "The entry in schools of members of the AFP will not be in the scale and magnitude of a combat deployment, what militarization?" he said in a statement. Some students and faculty members of the University of the Philippines have rejected the proposed police and military presence in schools and universities, which came in the wake of reported re...Keep on reading: AFP: Military presence in schools won’t hamper academic freedom
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Maja Salvador Reacts to ‘Supporting Lang’ to Janella Salvador
Maja Salvador has this reaction to her supporting role to Janella Salvador Kapamilya actress Maja Salvador reacted to the tag that she is “supporting lang” to Janella Salvador in the new primetime series The Killer Bride. Showbiz fans have witnessed the growth of Maja in the entertainment industry. Aside from her superb talent on the […] The post Maja Salvador Reacts to ‘Supporting Lang’ to Janella Salvador appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bong Go: ‘No objection’ to Lagman’s call to probe Malasakit Centers
    MANILA, Philippines -- "If they want to investigate this, I have no objection." This was Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go's response to Albay 5th District Rep. Edcel Lagman's call to Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office's (PCSO) to investigate the ground operations of Malasakit Centers. Go said the centers were established to help the public, noting that authorities are welcome to observe its operations. "Para po ito sa tao kaya kung gusto nila malaman paano ito nakakatulong, welcome po sila na silipin ang operasyon ng Malasakit Center," Go said in a statement on Friday. During the House hearing on the PCSO's 2020 budget, Lagman earlier question...Keep on reading: Bong Go: ‘No objection’ to Lagman’s call to probe Malasakit Centers
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‘Subway Surfers Ortigas Extension:’ Frustrated commuter edits road traffic pictures
A frustrated commuter edited pictures of the traffic congestion along Ortigas Avenue Extension in Pasig to make it appear as if it was an interface of an endless mobile runner game. Facebook user Christian Barlis, who is also a freelance graphic designer, shared two pictures of the traffic in the main road that connects the […] The post ‘Subway Surfers Ortigas Extension:’ Frustrated commuter edits road traffic pictures appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Slime time: Nickelodeon's SlimeFest heads to Manila for the first time
MANILA, Philippines – Who's ready to get slimed? Nickelodeon's bright-green, slime-filled kids event, SlimeFest, is heading to Manila for the first time on Saturday, September 28, at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Slime aside, guests can also enjoy live entertainment by regional and local musicians, ...
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Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart visits the ultimate shopping destination, Greenhills
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart visits the Ultimate Shopping Destination, Greenhills.
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WATCH: Mayor Isko Moreno's son models for Avel x Alden collection
The collection, exclusively available in online store Zilingo, was presented in a fashion show with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's son, Joaquin, as one of the models.
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Hong Kong airport faces renewed protest turbulence after last week’s fracas
HONG KONG — Hong Kong braced for an anti-government protest “stress test” of the airport this weekend, as weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city showed no signs of let-up amid rising tension between China and some Western nations. The airport, reached by a gleaming suspension bridge carrying both rail and road traffic, was forced to close last […] The post Hong Kong airport faces renewed protest turbulence after last week’s fracas appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Lagman to PCSO: Explain funding to Malasakit Centers
MANILA, Philippines --- Albay 5th District Rep. Edcel Lagman on Friday sought an explanation from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) as to why was it funding Malasakit Centers, a pet project of presidential aide-turned-lawmaker, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go. During the House hearing on PCSO's budget for 2020, Lagman asked the agency for its legal basis in funding Malasakit Centers, which he described as a "partisan tool rather than a medical outlet." 'I think there should be a legal basis for you to fund these Malasakit Centers and I would suppose that there is a need for you to investigate and validate the effectivity of these Malasakit Centers," Lagman said. "Be...Keep on reading: Lagman to PCSO: Explain funding to Malasakit Centers
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Clash with NPA in Samar kills 2 soldiers, wounds 1
TACLOBAN CITY-Two soldiers were killed while another was wounded in a clash with New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas at a remote village in Calbayog City, Samar province on Friday (Aug. 23).   The remains of Lt. Geroe Jade Nicor and Cpl. Joelito Canico were brought to Camp Vicente Lukban, headquarters of the 8thInfantry Division based In Catbalogan City, the capital of Samar.   The wounded soldier, Cpl.Eric Portalio, was brought to the hospital inside the Army headquarters.   The soldiers, of the 43rd Infantry Battalion, were at the village of Olera in Calbayog when they encountered a group of NPA guerrillas past 7 a.m.   The gunfight led to the...Keep on reading: Clash with NPA in Samar kills 2 soldiers, wounds 1
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Philippine Malditas nail historic semis berth in AFF Championship
https://twitter.com/philfootball/status/1164842630548557824 De La Salle star Shai Del Campo delivered a hattrick as the Philippines whipped Singapore, 4-0, Friday night to reach the semifinals of the AFF Women's Championship for the first time in Chonburi, Thailand. Two days after wasting a second half lead in the 2-4 defeat to Thailand, the Malditas came out with all guns blazing as they piled the pressure on the Singaporeans early on. Quinley Quezada, who gave the Filipinos the lead twice against the reigning champion Thais, found the back of the net for the third straight match as she increased her tally to four goals for the tournament with a sixth-minute strike. Del ...Keep on reading: Philippine Malditas nail historic semis berth in AFF Championship
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This Restaurant Is Heaven for Grilled-Cheese Fans
You have to try the macaroni-and-cheese-stuffed sandwich!
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PH seeks better working conditions for OFWs in Saudi through labor pact
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine government is seeking to better protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia through a bilateral employment agreement with the middle eastern country. Fresh from a meeting with his Saudi counterpart, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they agreed to establish technical working groups, one for each country, to tackle the proposed labor pact. These groups, Bello noted, would discuss "all the provisions and the agreements that would provide protection to our workers." "Ang usapan, sabi ko punta kayo dito (sa Pilipinas) ng one week, tapos kami naman pupunta diyan ng one week, until we've come up with an agr...Keep on reading: PH seeks better working conditions for OFWs in Saudi through labor pact
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Blatche dominates as Gilas tops 36ers in tune-up game
MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas toppled the Adelaide 36ers in the first of their two tune-up matches with a hard-fought 92-83 victory at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City on Friday, August 23.  Andray Blatche showed the way with a near triple-double performance of 19 points, 18 rebounds, and 9 ...
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Amazon wildfires 'acute emergency,' belongs on G7 agenda – Germany
BERLIN, Germany – The fires raging in the Amazon rainforest amount to an "acute emergency" and Chancellor Angela Merkel believes it should be discussed by world leaders when they meet for this weekend's G7 summit, her spokesman said Friday, August 23. "The extent of the fires in the Amazon area is shocking and ...
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Remain vigilant, Gabriela urges public amid gov’t differing stand on Sanchez
MANILA, Philippines - Women's rights advocate on Friday questioned the government's varied pronouncements on whether rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez would be released from jail due to increased in time reductions from prison sentence.   "Yung record ng pamahalaan natin ngayonpaiba-iba ang sinasabi eh kaya kailangan talaga maging vigilant tayo," Liza Maza of Gabriela said.   Earlier, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) said review and recomputation of GCTAs of thousands of inmates could take about two months, among these inmates is Sanchez.   However, murmurs of the impending release of Sanchez drew the public's ire....Keep on reading: Remain vigilant, Gabriela urges public amid gov’t differing stand on Sanchez
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PSA: San Juan Will Soon Become a "Smart City" With Free WiFi Zones
The city is jumping into 3019.
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Dennis Uy's Chelsea acquires original proponent status for Davao Sasa Port modernization
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Ports Authority has granted Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corporation original proponent status for the Davao Sasa Port Modernization Project. Chelsea is controlled by Dennis Uy, a Davao businessman who donated P30 million to President Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign. As the original ...
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Hataman slams AFP official over remark on Jabidah Massacre
MANILA, Philippines --- Deputy Speaker and Basilan Rep. Mujiv on Friday chided a military official for describing the Jabidah Massacre as the "original fake news." "We Moros have been commemorating this unfortunate incident in our history year after year. The Jabidah massacre cost dozens upon dozens of young Moro lives," Hataman pointed out in a statement. "It is an extremely dark occurrence in the Moro history, and is considered by the Bangsamoro people as one of the tipping points of our struggle for justice and self-determination," he added. Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Deputy Chief-of-Staff for Civil-Military Operations, reportedly said that the Jabidah massacre is being used as pro...Keep on reading: Hataman slams AFP official over remark on Jabidah Massacre
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‘Ineng’ to exit PAR by Saturday morning – Pagasa
  MANILA, Philippines - Severe tropical storm "Ineng" is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning, state weather bureau said Friday. "Dahil patuloy nga ang kanyang bilis na direction, inaasahan natin na lalabas na ng PAR itong si Bagyong Ineng," Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration's (Pagasa) weather specialist Raymond Ordinario said in a live press briefing. In a 5 p.m. update, Pagasa said Ineng was last spotted 360 kilometers (km) east of Calayan, Cagayan, moving west-northwest at 25 kilometers per hour (kph). The severe tropical storm maintained its strength with maximum sustained win...Keep on reading: ‘Ineng’ to exit PAR by Saturday morning – Pagasa
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Putin vows 'symmetric response' to U.S. missile test
MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, August 23, he has ordered the military to prepare a "symmetric response" after Washington tested a formerly banned missile . Putin said he had ordered an analysis of "the level of threat for our country created by the actions of the US and to ...
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WATCH: Ashley Bratcher gives advice to women contemplating abortion
The controversial documentary movie “Unplanned,” which had a box office success in the US despite a restricted screening and has revived anti-abortion politics, is showing in the Philippines.
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Robredo sees public backlash over Sanchez’s possible release 
  MANILA, Philippines -- The impending release of convicted rapist and former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez will surely draw the ire of the masses, Vice President Leni Robredo warned the government on Friday.   According to Robredo, she is expecting that Sanchez would not be allowed to walk away from the New Bilibid Prison.   "Dapat talaga hindi. At magrereklamo talaga iyong taumbayan kapag pinalabas siya," she said in an interview with reporters in Eastern Samar.   The Vice President also praised the people for voicing their displeasure of these developments, as the absence of reaction may send a wrong signal to authorities.  ...Keep on reading: Robredo sees public backlash over Sanchez’s possible release 
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'Ineng' gains speed; Signal No. 2 over Batanes, Babuyan
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 is up over Batanes and the Babuyan Islands as Severe Tropical Storm Ineng moves west northwest PAGASA said in its weather bulletin on Friday afternoon.
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Why Sen. Bato’s recent reactions are wrong on many levels
Sen. Ronald dela Rosa gained some negative attention this week on his recent statements about certain issues. He recently went ballistic in a Senate hearing because he was asked about the remarks he made on the possible release of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez, a former mayor of Calauan, Laguna. The post Why Sen. Bato’s recent reactions are wrong on many levels appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Fumes asphyxiate 5 men in sewer lines near New Delhi
LUCKNOW, India --- Five sanitation workers were asphyxiated by fumes while connecting sewer lines with an underground drainage system on the outskirts of the Indian capital, an official said on Friday. The men were reportedly working without safety gear or gas masks, prompting an investigation, Uttar Pradesh state government spokesman Awanish Awasthi said. The deaths occurred Thursday in the northern town of Ghaziabad. Police have filed criminal negligence case against the private contractor that employed them, Press Trust of India reported, quoting District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey. One worker went down into the sewer lines and his four co-workers followed to check on him w...Keep on reading: Fumes asphyxiate 5 men in sewer lines near New Delhi
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Filipina booters blank Singapore, boost AFF semis bid
Two goals in the first six minutes put the Filipina booters in complete control of the match from the get-go.
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Catholic Social Media Awards 2019 to fete influencers who speak up against online disinformation
Empowering the online presence of local dioceses in the fight against disinformation would be one of the main criteria for this year’s Catholic Social Media Awards. The nominations for the annual CSMA event opened on August 22. People can nominate their prospect influencer or social media personality on the CSMA website. Four of the six […] The post Catholic Social Media Awards 2019 to fete influencers who speak up against online disinformation appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Analysis: USA Basketball wanted to be tested, and they were
This is why USA Basketball went to Melbourne. The Americans wanted trouble. They got some. Thursday's 102-86 win over Australia was everything that U.S. coach Gregg Popovich could have wanted in a World Cup tuneup game for his squad. A few days removed from traveling halfway around the world, playing a road game in front of the biggest crowd ever to watch basketball in Australia, facing a second-half deficit against an upset-minded roster filled with NBA talent. Adversity struck, and the U.S. answered. "One of our big mantras has been 'composure and poise,'" Popovich said. "Things are going to go the other way in some games. And the way you respond to that is really the...Keep on reading: Analysis: USA Basketball wanted to be tested, and they were
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DBM: Civilian gov’t workers to enjoy yearly pay hike until 2022
MANILA, Philippines --- Civilian government employees will enjoy yearly salary increases until 2022, or the last year of President Rodrigo Duterte in office, under the proposed Salary Standardization Law (SSL) 5, Acting Budget Secretary Wendel E. Avisado said Friday. "It is programmed for three years starting 2020, thus the corresponding funding requirements must be included in the annual national expenditure program (NEP)," Avisado told the Inquirer. In a separate interview, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Assistant Secretary Rolando U. Toledo noted that the upcoming SSL 5 could be the shortest, as the previous SSLs had been usually implemented for at least four years. Tole...Keep on reading: DBM: Civilian gov’t workers to enjoy yearly pay hike until 2022
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