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Commuting in the Philippines: Sometimes funny, often sad
From the past week, a video of a commuter who was trying hard to get to a jeepney trended on social media for how it was edited. It received amused reactions at first but some people noticed how it depicted the poor state of commuting for millions of Filipinos. The post Commuting in the Philippines: Sometimes funny, often sad appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Pinoy animator’s viral post on alleged exploitation triggers calls for industry overhaul
A Filipino’s experience with a Manila-based animation company contracted to work on Netflix’s “Carmen Sandiego” triggered accounts from other animators about the alleged exploitation they encountered in the industry. Facebook user Raf Dla, an animation graduate at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, shared that he was fired from Top Draw Animation because he was […] The post Pinoy animator’s viral post on alleged exploitation triggers calls for industry overhaul appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Drilon: PAO forensic lab a duplication, 'waste of money'
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Franklin Drilon said that the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) forensic laboratory is a waste of money, and a duplication of the forensic laboratories of the police and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). "Ang pera ng bayan ay nalulustay sa isang bagay ...
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Comelec OKs Duterte Youth’s new substitute nominees | Evening wRap
Today on Rappler: Comelec approves Duterte Youth's new substitute nominees The Commission on Elections or Comelec en banc approves the second withdrawal and substitution of nominees of party-list group Duterte Youth despite its filing past the deadline before the closing of polls on election day. #2030Now: Only ‘Chernobyl’ can bring democracy back to digital spaces Author and tech entrepreneur Andrew Keen ...
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Kris Bernal Reveals Her Social Media Accounts Hackers Demand Money
Hackers of the social media accounts of Kris Bernal demanded money Kapuso actress Kris Bernal revealed that the hackers of her social media accounts are demanding money in exchange of giving her back the control. Social media plays an important role in the lives of celebrities nowadays. Through their accounts, they are able to update […] The post Kris Bernal Reveals Her Social Media Accounts Hackers Demand Money appeared first on Philippine News.
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66 countries vow carbon neutrality by 2050 – U.N.
UNITED NATIONS – Sixty-six countries have signaled their intent to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, the United Nations said Monday, September 23, seen as a vital goal in preventing catastrophic longer term climate change . "In terms of the 2050 group, 66 governments are joined by 10 ...
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House OKs bill requiring universities to teach workers' rights
MANILA, Philippines – A bill that would require higher education institutions to integrate into their general education curriculum the rights of Filipino laborers hurdled the House of Representatives.  On Monday, September 23, legislators approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill (HB) No. 4466 or the proposed Labor Education ...
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Rouhani heads to U.N. in bid to win Iran support against 'cruel' U.S.
TEHRAN, Iran – President Hassan Rouhani set off for New York on Monday, September 23, to attend the UN General Assembly on a mission to win Iran support against "cruel" pressure from archfoe the United States. His departure came as Iran said an oil tanker flying the flag of US ...
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U.N. report on attacks vs PH rights groups is 'shoddy work' – Locsin
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Monday, September 23, tossed aside a report by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, which cited the Philippines among countries where  human rights defenders working with the international body have been subjected to attacks. "The UNHRC (UN Human Rights Council) report reads like it was written by ...
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IBP president: We have more democratic space now
MANILA, Philippines – Singing a slightly different tune than the general messaging of  the relaunch of the Concerned Lawyers of Civil Liberties (CLCL) on Monday, September 23, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president Domingo Egon Cayosa told a room of law students that "we have more democratic space now." Before that statement, ...
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Regine Velasquez Gladly Accepts “Sampal” From Dimples Romana
Regine Velasquez received a “sampal” from Dimples Romana Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez gladly accepted a “sampal” from Kadenang Ginto actress Dimples Romana in front of many people. The said incident happened during the 12th Gabay Guro Grand Gathering at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on September 22. Dimples was one of the hosts of […] The post Regine Velasquez Gladly Accepts “Sampal” From Dimples Romana appeared first on Philippine News.
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Here's What to Order at This New "Secret" Milk-Tea Bar in BGC
Thailand's Brown Café is now in Manila, and you're going to have to really look to find it!
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Gov’t officials’ absence at hearing on easing foreign investment rules piques Imee
MANILA, Philippines --- The chair of the Senate economic affairs committee expressed dismay at the absence of officials of several government agencies at a hearing on a bill that would allow foreigners to practice their professions in the Philippines and foreign companies with as little as $100,000 in paid-up capital to operate in the country. Sen. Imee Marcos said the absence of officials, whose inputs were needed in crafting the proposed amendments to the Foreign Investment Act, was a blow to the Senate's bid to beat a "deadly deadline." Absent at the hearing on Monday, Sept. 23, were representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Marcos said the DTI "promise...Keep on reading: Gov’t officials’ absence at hearing on easing foreign investment rules piques Imee
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BSP, Poe: Transaction fees should be displayed at ATMs
MANILA, Philippines --- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Sen. Grace Poe want the mandatory display of transaction fees of automated teller machines (ATM). "What we are pushing is market-based competition wherein pricing is displayed, and depositors are well-informed," Vicente de Villa III, managing director of Financial Technology Subsector of the BSP, told the Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies on Monday. Poe, committee chair, agreed, telling reporters after that hearing saying that the transaction fees should be displayed. This would allow people to quickly decide whether to get in line, which is usually long in malls, to do their transa...Keep on reading: BSP, Poe: Transaction fees should be displayed at ATMs
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CEU stays alive, Marinerong Pilipino advances to PBA D-League finals
MANILA, Philippines – Centro Escolar University got back at BRT Sumisip Basilan-St Clare, 83-68, to force a decider in their 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinal series at Paco Arena on Monday, September 23.  Senegalese big man Malick Diouf was all over the floor, powering the Scorpions with 20 points, ...
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Lacson quizzes DPWH on unrecouped payments, overlaps in infra projects
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday questioned the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on its unrecouped advance payments to erring contractors and "overlaps" in infrastructure projects. During the Senate budget hearing on DPWH's 2020 budget, Lacson pointed out the unrecouped advance payments to erring contractors amounting to P3.046 billion, as per the 2018 Commission on Audit (COA) report. "What are the actions taken by DPWH to address this problem? 'Yung P3 billion, under a P4.1-trillion budget, maliit lang pakinggan pero malaki rin 'yan (The P3 billion, under a P4.1-trillion budget, would seem small but it's still big)," Lacson said. DPWH Secr...Keep on reading: Lacson quizzes DPWH on unrecouped payments, overlaps in infra projects
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This Otherworldly Exhibit "Traps" a Whole Ocean Inside a Box
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Joaquin Phoenix to star in upcoming Mike Mills film
Joaquin Phoenix will be appearing in a new film helmed by Mike Mills, who directed Annette Bening and Elle Fanning in the 2016 drama "20th Century Women". The new project, which should be produced by A24, is in the final stages of negotiations, Variety reports. The movies' title and plot have not yet been revealed, but production is said to begin this fall season. A24, which recently distributed Lulu Wang's "The Farewell" and Ari Aster's "Midsommar", has a busy release schedule from now until the end of the year, including Robert Eggers' "The Lighthouse", the Safdie brothers' "Uncut Gems" and Trey Edward Shults' "Waves". Phoenix recently appeared in Todd Phillips' drama "Jok...Keep on reading: Joaquin Phoenix to star in upcoming Mike Mills film
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Baseballs, gloves, bats to head to Nicaragua
ABERDEEN, S.D. --- Around 22,000 pounds of wood, metal, leather and cork will make its way south this fall. It's a migration of care and the love of baseball. Local Evangelical Lutheran Church in America parishes have been collecting baseballs, softballs and all the ancillary equipment for the sports to send to Nicaragua. The project was born in Flandreau with Craig and Joan Severtson. The equipment drive is part of an effort calledHelping Kids Round First. The couple started the donation drives around 2009. In 2013, the mission was established as a formal nonprofit that now runs with the help of hundreds of people, Craig Severtson told theAberdeen Newsby phone. The donations will ...Keep on reading: Baseballs, gloves, bats to head to Nicaragua
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2 more PMA cadets injured from hazing
MANILA, Philippines – Following the death of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio on September 18, two more plebes are recuperating from injuries sustained from apparent hazing, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Monday, September 23. The injured cadets are confined at the Armed ...
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Amid unsolved killings of lawyers, attack on another in Capiz shows boundless impunity
ILOILO CITY---The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) condemned yet another attack on a lawyer, Criselda Azarcon-Heredia, even as previous killings of lawyers remained unsolved. Heredia, who is based in Roxas City, was driving her car when gunmen opened fire at the vehicle. Heredia had been branded as a communist in a practice now known as Red-tagging being blamed on the government. READ: Red-tagged rights lawyer thwarts armed attack Although Heredia was unharmed in the attack, it was "another detestable act which has no place in a democratic society," said a statement of IBP Capiz. "The legal profession calls upon its members to continue to be vigilant and to pray fo...Keep on reading: Amid unsolved killings of lawyers, attack on another in Capiz shows boundless impunity
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Prevalence of drug trade, killings top reasons for drug war dissatisfaction — poll
A number of Filipinos are still wary of the prevalence of the drug trade and drug suspects amid the government's so-called war on drugs, according to the latest Social Weather Station survey.
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PH lawyers revive decade-old group to protest Duterte policies
MANILA, Philippines – Some of the biggest names in the Philippine legal profession came together to revive the 2006 group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLCL) to protest policies of the Duterte administration which they say violate constitutional rights. "Not since the dark years of Martial ...
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Isko Moreno eyes liability vs budget hotel, demolition contractor
  MANILA, Philippine --- The local government of Manila is looking into the possible liability of Sogo hotel in Malate, which collapsed and killed two construction workers on Monday.   Manila Mayor Isko Moreno also said he would task the city engineering to probe if the demolition contractor may also be held responsible for the deadly incident.   "For the meantime, we don't want to accuse anybody until may makita kaming pagkukulang sa part ng Sogo marahil, or contractor ng demolition marahil. But the documents are with the city engineering already and nirerebisa na kanina pang umaga," Moreno said in an interview.   (For the meantime, we don't ...Keep on reading: Isko Moreno eyes liability vs budget hotel, demolition contractor
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Isko calls for abolition of Manila's tricycle regulatory body
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno asked to abolish the Manila Tricycle Regulatory Office due to alleged corruption.
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Belingon wants KO win vs Fernandes in ONE title fight
MANILA, Philippines – Kevin Belingon seeks a decisive finish against Bibiano Fernandes in their fourth meeting for the bantamweight belt in ONE Championship: Century, which will be staged in Japan on October 13.  "It's hard to tell how it will end, but I'm looking for a knockout so that ...
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Reply to UN by Duterte administration: No rights violations in PH, Reds to blame
MANILA, Philippines --- The administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte denied allegations of human rights violations and was instead "enabling" rights protection, according to a report by the United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres, to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Guterres, in the report, said the Philippine government had submitted a response to accusations it was abetting attacks on human rights workers and groups as alleged in the UNHRC. The Philippine response was given on June 21, 2019 yet. The UNHRC had adopted a resolution, approved by a narrow vote, last July 11 calling for an international investigation of alleged escalation of human right...Keep on reading: Reply to UN by Duterte administration: No rights violations in PH, Reds to blame
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Panelo says PMA officials should resign if they can't stop hazing
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the hazing incident in the academy reflected weak leadership.
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Partner hopes Eddie Garcia’s death will keep showbiz workers safe
MANILA, Philippines --- The death of Eddie Garcia will not be in vain if it will prevent further threats to television and movie workers, the late veteran actor's long-time partner Lilibeth Romero said Monday. "In his untimely demise on June 20, 2019, I'm here to straighten the cause of his death emanated from a fall that caused a severe cervical fracture, and by doing so, make the whole Philippines understand that Eddie Garcia's death will not be sacrificed in vain," Romero told a Senate panel hearing on occupational safety and health standards. "If it takes his untimely death to prevent future threats to actors, stuntmen and others inside the various production sets of television...Keep on reading: Partner hopes Eddie Garcia’s death will keep showbiz workers safe
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Sleep-deprived 6-year-old girl arrested for tantrum in school
A 6-year-old girl was arrested for throwing a tantrum, caused by lack of sleep due to her sleeping disorder, last Thursday, Sept. 19. The arrest followed when Kaia Rolle lashed out in her class in Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy in Florida, United States, as per CBS-affiliate WKMG-TV last Friday, Sept. 20. Rolle had to be sent to the school's office, where a staff member reportedly grabbed her wrists to calm her down. This prompted the child to act out anew, her grandmother Meralyn Kirkland said in an interview with the news outlet. Kirkland explained that her granddaughter was throwing a fit due to lack of sleep caused by sleep apnea. It is a disease that interrupts sleep by sto...Keep on reading: Sleep-deprived 6-year-old girl arrested for tantrum in school
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Reunited at Quezon police station: Activist daughter too weak to recognize pa
MANILA, Philippines --- A day after his going back and forth a military camp yielded nothing, he finally found his daughter at a police station in Quezon. But she -- all too exhausted and apparently starving -- failed to recognize him right away.   Arnulfo Pacalda went to the Supreme Court and filed a petition for habeas corpus, praying for the immediate release of his daughter, Alexandrea, a student-activist who allegedly admitted being a member of the New People's Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.   "Nung nakita ko po s'ya sa General Luna [Police Station] lupaypay po 'yung anak ko. Parang hindi po nakatulog, parang nanlambot po ...Keep on reading: Reunited at Quezon police station: Activist daughter too weak to recognize pa
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FlipTop rapper Loonie tests positive for marijuana use
MANILA, Philippines --- FlipTop rapper Loonie, who was recently arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Makati City, tested positive for marijuana use, according to the initial laboratory report on his drug test. The document released to the media on Monday showed Marlon Peroramas, Loonie's real name, tested positive for TBH metabolites and negative for methamphetamine --- that is, crystal meth, locally known as shabu. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chief intoxicant or the main active ingredient of marijuana. His companions David Rizon and Ivan Agustin yielded the same results, while Peroramas' younger sister Idyll Liza and a certain Albert Alvarez tested negative for both d...Keep on reading: FlipTop rapper Loonie tests positive for marijuana use
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Lee Dong-wook is coming back to Manila
MANILA, Philippines – Korean actor Lee Dong-wook will be dropping by Manila on October 5.  The actor, who was recently in the 2019 show Touch Your Heart, will be part of the #LoveKorea Culture and Travel Fiesta. The actor will be at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall at 3 pm ...
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Philippine Navy hopes to get 16 more AAVs, 12 fast attack craft
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Navy hopes to get additional amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) and multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) in a bid to further enhance its modernization efforts. Navy chief Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad said they would need 16 more AAVs as it aimed to acquire two more strategic sealift vessels in addition to its two existing units. https://twitter.com/fmangosinginq/status/1176025084672102400?s=21 The two landing platform docks have a budget of around P5-billion. Bidding for the project is scheduled for Tuesday in Camp Aguinaldo. "With the force mix of six AAVs per strategic sealift vessel, we need additional 16 AAVs since we will acquire two ...Keep on reading: Philippine Navy hopes to get 16 more AAVs, 12 fast attack craft
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Andy Murray says 'naive' to think he will return to top
ZHUHAI, China – Andy Murray said Sunday, September 22, it would be "naive" and "silly" to think he will ever return to being the player that surged to No. 1 in the world. The 32-year-old Briton, a three-time Grand Slam champion, is on a long comeback trail after undergoing career-saving hip ...
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Palace: Suspending talks on loans with nations backing UN drug war probe won't impact economy
Malacañang said the suspension would not affect loans or grants that are already being implemented.
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Tonga’s cancer beater gets his moment at Rugby World Cup
SAPPORO, Japan --- There were times not long ago when Nasi Manu was too sick and weak from the chemotherapy to walk up the steps at a stadium and watch a game of rugby. On Sunday, he played in a Rugby World Cup match. Manu got his moment off the bench in Tonga's opening game of the World Cup against England in Sapporo. Tonga lost 35-3 but got some inspiration by seeing the loose forward come off the bench to complete his recovery from testicular cancer that saw him undergo emergency surgery, months of chemotherapy and miss all international rugby last year and most of this season. It was Manu's first game back for Tonga since his cancer diagnosis andhis wife and two-year-old d...Keep on reading: Tonga’s cancer beater gets his moment at Rugby World Cup
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What we ought to know about Filipino Sign Language
[This is the first in a series of INQUIRER.net's special reports on the Philippine Deaf community and Filipino Sign Language.] On the International Day of Sign Languages, Sept. 23, we celebrate the Philippines' national sign language, Filipino Sign Language (FSL). Documentation of FSL dates back to 1604 in Leyte. Through the centuries, FSL has had outside influences, such as from American Sign Language (ASL). Nonetheless, it is a unique language that emerged from the Filipino Deaf community and is an integral part of its identity. To learn more about FSL, its origins and about the Deaf community, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yX4GN6wG0k&fbclid=IwAR0UQQQEU...Keep on reading: What we ought to know about Filipino Sign Language
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‘Drink up’—Tang urges Filipinos to stay fully hydrated even in rainy season
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has officially declared the start of rainy season in the Philippines. During this time, rainfall and typhoons are expected to hit the country. Due to the sudden change of weather, diseases triggered or worsened by the cold weather may rise. While most Filipinos are prepared to combat common diseases such as cough and colds, some may overlook the issue on dehydration, which is still considered a risk even during this season. Dehydration occurs when theamount of fluids consumed is less than what the body needs to function properly. It is also during rainy season, when sweating caused by the humidi...Keep on reading: ‘Drink up’—Tang urges Filipinos to stay fully hydrated even in rainy season
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Poe says lawmakers 'not in a rush' to pass fintech bill
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe said lawmakers are not keen on rushing a measure that would legalize financial technology and digital assets such as cryptocurrency. "It's a very complicated matter. In fact, lawmakers should really not rush into drafting a law regarding this. We still have to learn a ...
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FIFA president: Racism in Italian stadiums ‘very serious’
PARMA, Italy --- FIFA president Gianni Infantino labeled the situation of racism inside Italian soccer stadiums "very serious" following the latest incident of offensive chants. A 2-2 draw between Atalanta and Fiorentina on Sunday was suspended briefly during the first half due to racist chants. The referee ordered a warning to be read over the stadium's loudspeaker after the chants were apparently made by Atalanta fans toward Fiorentina fullback Dalbert Henrique, a Brazilian player who is black. Toward the half-hour mark, Dalbert stopped and glared at the direction where the chants appeared to come from, and he then spoke to the referee. The address over the loudspeaker, warning t...Keep on reading: FIFA president: Racism in Italian stadiums ‘very serious’
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Federer, Zverev win as Europe retains Laver Cup title
GENEVA --- After Roger Federer secured a must-win victory for Team Europe, Alexander Zverev ensured the Laver Cup was retained Sunday in a title-deciding super-tiebreaker against Milos Raonic of Team World. Zverev fired a cross-court forehand winner to clinch a 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 victory in the decisive singles match and give the Europeans a 13-11 win in points. After Zverev fell to the ground in triumph, he disappeared from view under a pile of celebrating teammates including Federer, Rafael Nadal and their captain Bjorn Borg. Tennis great Rod Laver, for whom the event co-owned by Federer is named,presented the trophyto the Europeans, watched by the world team captained by John McEnroe...Keep on reading: Federer, Zverev win as Europe retains Laver Cup title
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Iran says seized British-flagged tanker 'free' to leave
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran said on Monday, September 23, that a British-flagged oil tanker is "free" to leave more than two months after it was seized in the Gulf. "The legal process has finished and based on that the conditions for letting the oil tanker go free have been fulfilled and ...
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Man City will soon score 10, says Watford’s Ben Foster
Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster says it is only a matter of time before Manchester City smash 10 goals in a match after being on the end of an 8-0 hammering. The Hornets felt the full force of the champions' attacking power on Saturday as they were dismantled at the Etihad Stadium, just four months after they were overpowered 6-0 in the FA Cup final. Pep Guardiola's men have also registered a 9-0 and two 7-0s in knockout action in 2019. "They will do it to somebody," Foster said. "There will be a nine or 10 out there soon. "As a goalie, coming here in the first place it's almost an achievement to keep it at one or two goals. At times, if they're on it, they are incredible. ...Keep on reading: Man City will soon score 10, says Watford’s Ben Foster
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Ex-printing exec, 5 others hurdle 1 of several graft raps
MANILA, Philippines -- Six former officials of the National Printing Office (NPO), including former acting director Emmanuel Andaya, have been acquitted of graft charges stemming from an anomalous procurement of printing services in 2011. The decision by the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division last August 30 said that the prosecution failed to present evidence showing Andaya, former NPO chief administrative officer Sylvia Banda, operations chiefs Josefina Samson and Antonio Sillona, budget officer Bernadette Lagumen and office assistant chief Ma. Gracia de Leon Enriquez, exercised bad faith when they recommended the services of JI Printers Inc. All six were members of NPO's Bids and Award...Keep on reading: Ex-printing exec, 5 others hurdle 1 of several graft raps
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Hogs in another Antipolo village positive for African swine fever
Another village in Antipolo City has been added to the list of areas affected by the African swine fever.
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Sari-sari store conundrum: How can you help poor Filipinos reduce plastic waste?
MANILA, Philippines – Government, industries, and individuals have to find ways to help poor Filipinos reduce their plastic waste, given the lifestyle and economic hardships that force many to use single-use plastics. These were among the insights shared by a panel at the Social Good Summit held on Saturday, September ...
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