BuCor’s GCTA arrest list ‘unchecked, rushed’

MANILA, Philippines – The government's list of released heinous crime convicts due to the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law was both unchecked and rushed, one of its officials admitted on Thursday, September 12.

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Hidilyn Diaz says self-imposed Thai ban sends good message vs doping
MANILA, Philippines--Thailand was supposed to pose the biggest threat to Hidilyn Diaz's gold medal bid in the Southeast Asian Games. But they were nowhere to be found when Diaz took Ninoy Aquino Stadium's stage, and eventually the top prize in the 55-kilogram event last Tuesday night. A number of Thai weightlifters tested positive for doping by International Weightlifting Federation, prompting the country's federation to undergo a self-imposed ban. "I'm glad that they weren't there because us clean athletes are given an opportunity to represent our countries well," Diaz said. "This is an opportunity for (clean athletes) to show that it is possible to compete at a high lev...Keep on reading: Hidilyn Diaz says self-imposed Thai ban sends good message vs doping
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5.7 Davao Occidental quake felt also in 2 other Mindanao provinces
  MANILA, Philippines -- A shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake was recorded 145 kilometers southeast off the coast of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental on Thursday evening, Dec. 5. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the tectonic earthquake had a depth of 35 meters. The quake was felt at different intensities elsewhere. It was felt at intensity 4 in Malungon, Sarangani; intensity 2 in General Santos City, Tupi town of South Cotabato and Kiamba in Sarangani and intensity I in Gingoog City. Tsunami warnings were not raised, but Phivolcs said that aftershocks are expected.   Edited by TSB...Keep on reading: 5.7 Davao Occidental quake felt also in 2 other Mindanao provinces
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SEA Games: PH Hearthstone bets stumble as esports gets going in
MANILA, Philippines--The Philippines' bets for Hearthstone in the inaugural staging of esports in the Southeast Asian games bowed out of contention Thursday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Sibol's lone female athlete, Jia Dee, and Dustin Mangulabnan came up short in the qualification phase of the turn-based PC videogame. Dee finished with two wins and three losses, the pair of victories coming against Thailand's Aukit Kittikrairit, and Vietnam's Hoang Long Nguyen. "Still thankful to be part of a historic event, and the fact SEA Games has eSports at all is awesome for our community," she wrote on Twitter. Mangulabnan, ended his stint with an identical record, ...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH Hearthstone bets stumble as esports gets going in
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SEA Games: PH puts up gallant stand but loses to Thais in women’s volleyball
Manila, Philippines--The Philippine women's squad put up a gallant third-set stand but fell to Thailand, 25-16, 25-22, 34-32, in their preliminary round match in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Thursday night at PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Thailand had to weather a blistering Philippine storm in the third set when the Filipinos rallied from 24-19 down, saving set point after set point before stars Pimpichaya Kokram and Wilavan Apinyapong ultimately sealed the victory. "We lacked communication at the start. But when we started just enjoying the game, everything went smoothly and we started executing," said young stalwart Eya Laure. The Thai stamped their world-rated game ea...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH puts up gallant stand but loses to Thais in women’s volleyball
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ICC to continue assessing complaint vs Duterte; findings out in 2020
MANILA, Philippines -- The preliminary examination of the crimes against humanity complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte may be finished in 2020 as the International Criminal Court (ICC) continues to assess the communication from drug war victims. According to ICC's report on Thursday, they have found sufficient basis to proceed, as only a few number of investigations have been conducted on the human rights issues and alleged extra-judicial killings that have hounded the Duterte administration. "Open source information indicates that a limited number of investigations and prosecutions have been initiated (and, in some cases, completed) at the national level in respect of direc...Keep on reading: ICC to continue assessing complaint vs Duterte; findings out in 2020
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SEA Games: Vietnam ends PH Malditas’ gold medal bid in football
BIAN CITY - Two second-half goals propelled Vietnam to a 2-0 victory over the Philippines Thursday night as the defending champions advanced to the finals of the women's football tournament of the Southeast Asian Games here. Thai Thi Thao and Thi Tuyet Nguyen struck for the Vietnamese at Bian Football Stadium as they forged a battle with powerhouse Thailand for the gold medal on Sunday. The Thais edged Myanmar, 1-0, on Orapin Waenggoen's 78th minute strike in the other semifinal clash at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The Malditas will face Myanmar in the first match on Sunday at Rizal Memorial Stadium, before the Vietnam-Thailand battle for the gold. ...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Vietnam ends PH Malditas’ gold medal bid in football
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Malditas fall short in gallant stand vs Vietnam
The Philippine women's national football team was denied a spot in the finals by Vietnam after a 0-2 loss in the 30th Southeast Asian Games women's football semifinals held here on Thursday.
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Anti-graft court orders Marcos cronies to return ill-gotten wealth
The Sandiganbayan ordered the heirs of Marcos cronies to turn over their shares in Eastern Telecommunications Philippines Incorporated (ETPI) to the government.
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Tisoy-affected airports back to normal ops
MANILA, Philippines --- All airports operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) pummelled by Typhoon Tisoy last Tuesday resumed normal operations on Thursday. CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco said airport managers in the Eastern Visayas and Southern Luzon have been sending positive updates on the resumption of commercial operations since Dec. 3. "Minor damages were already repaired bringing back immediate resumption of normal operations," Sydiongco said. Even the Legazpi Airport, which suffered heavy damage particularly on its passenger terminal building due to the typhoon, had resumed commercial operations on Dec. 4, he added. On Wednesday, Sydiong...Keep on reading: Tisoy-affected airports back to normal ops
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SEA Games: PH’s Mark Striegl, Chino Sy claim sambo golds
MANILA, Philippines---It was a golden double for the Philippines after Mark Striegl and Chino Sy ruled their respective divisions in the men's combat sambo competition of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Thursday. Striegl dominated Singapore's Ashvin Jaswant Singh, 8-0, to take the gold medal in the men's 74-kilogram division. This was Striegl's first foray in the regional games while holding an 18-2 record in MMA. Sy, meanwhile, held off Singapore's Gary Chow, 4-1, in the men's 82kg division for the title. The former UAAP Judo MVP also owns the title in the Southeast Asian Sambo Championship in Bandung, Indonesia. Patrick Manicad and Jose Rene Mondejar also bagged the b...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH’s Mark Striegl, Chino Sy claim sambo golds
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ICC junks Morales, del Rosario complaint vs China’s Xi Jinping
MANILA, Philippines -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) has junked the communication made by former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario against China and its president, citing lack of jurisdiction on the case. ICC said in its report on preliminary examination activities issued on Thursday that the crimes against humanity complaint lodged against Chinese officials led by Chinese president Xi Jinping cannot be acted upon as China is not a state party to the Rome Statute --- the treaty that established the ICC. Morales and Del Rosario pulled off a surprise move in March 2019 when they, both retired government officials and wh...Keep on reading: ICC junks Morales, del Rosario complaint vs China’s Xi Jinping
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Bello to meet Jose Maria Sison in Duterte's 'last card' for peace
"This is the first time I will reveal it. I am sending Secretary Bello. He was a communist and he should go there talk to them," Duterte said.
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Duterte won’t pay P7-B compensation to Manila Water
MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte will not pay the P7.39-billion compensation the government was required to pay Manila Water Co. over a recent decision of the Singapore arbitration court. "'Hindi ako magbayad ng P7 billion, letse ka. Pakain ko 'yung pera sa kanila [I won't pay the P7 billion, you idiot. I'll make them eat the money]," Duterte said Thursday during a situation briefing on Typhoon Tisoy's onslaught in Legazpi, Albay. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore earlier ordered the Philippine government to pay the Ayala family-owned Manila Water P7.39 billion to compensate it for losses suffered between June 2015 to November 2019 for the non-imple...Keep on reading: Duterte won’t pay P7-B compensation to Manila Water
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Duterte: PH ‘surrendered everything’ in ‘onerous’ water concession deals
MANILA, Philippines---The Philippines "surrendered everything", including its sovereignty, when it entered into the alleged "onerous" water concession deal with Manila Water and Maynilad in 1997, President Rodrigo Duterte lamented Thursday. "In that contract, pag mabasa mo (if you read it), our country surrendered everything to Manila Water and to Maynilad--everything, including the sovereignty," Duterte said during a typhoon situation briefing in Legazpi City, Albay. "Hindi ko ito masikmura (I cannot take it)...We have lost the sovereignty, we bargained it away," he added. The President has slammed the owners of the private firms for allegedly milking billions from the people a...Keep on reading: Duterte: PH ‘surrendered everything’ in ‘onerous’ water concession deals
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SEA Games: Philippines settles for silver, bronze in underwater hockey
MANILA, Philippines---The Philippines settled for podium finishes in both the men and women's division in the 6x6 competition of the underwater hockey event of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Thursday at Vermosa Sports Hub. Skipper Chari May Ongyanco and the rest of the women's team plucked the silver medal after losing to Singapore 3-0 in the final. The Singaporeans took an early 1-0 lead in the first half and sealed their gold medal, netting two goals in the second half. In the men's side, captain Alex Colet led his team to a 7-1 thrashing of Malaysia to claim the bronze medal. The Nationals scored five goals in the first half to build an early lead en route to the podiu...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Philippines settles for silver, bronze in underwater hockey
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ICC has no jurisdiction over China's 'crimes' in West Philippine Sea
"Accordingly, the Office concluded that the crimes allegedly committed do not fall within the territorial or otherwise personal jurisdiction of the Court."
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ICC prosecutor's preliminary examination into 'drug war' seen done in 2020
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court seeks to finalize the preliminary examination into President Rodrigo Duterte alleged crimes against humanity in 2020.
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Palace takes ‘constructive view’ of PH dismal performance in math, science, reading
  MANILA, Philippines---Malacaang has opted to look into the Philippines' dismal performance in reading, math, and science in a "constructive view" to ascertain steps it can undertake to improve the quality of education in the country. According to the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), Filipinos fared worst among 79 countries in reading literacy and second-lowest in both mathematical and scientific literacy. In a statement Thursday, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo explained that the Philippines, through the Department of Education, joined the Pisa "as part of the Duterte Administration's Quality Basic Education Reform Plan." ...Keep on reading: Palace takes ‘constructive view’ of PH dismal performance in math, science, reading
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SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet
MANILA, Philippines---John Marvin failed to defend his title after suffering a brutal split decision, 3-2, to Vietnam's Dinh Hoang Truong in the boxing light heavyweight quarterfinal of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Thursday at PICC Forum. Truong landed a cracking right overhand in the middle of Marvin's guard, sending the 2017 SEA Games gold medalist to the mat in the first round. Marvin tried to fight fire with fire in the second and third rounds to get the judges' favor but Truong had built enough of a lead to escape with the win and advance to the semifinals. "This is boxing, you win some, you lose some. I'm humble in victory as I'm humble in defeat," said Marvin who sh...Keep on reading: SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet
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LOOK: Isabela residents call for help amid flash floods
    MANILA, Philippines -- Several residents of a town in Isabela have asked their local officials to help them evacuate from their homes as flash floods left them trapped on their roofs.   Photos sent by residents of Barangay Quinagabian in Sta. Maria town on Thursday showed residents looking on as flood waters --- ranging from waist deep to as high as one-story building --- moved across town. According to Carla Cabauatan and Ronald Gatan, several residents were already evacuated earlier by local authorities and the Bureau of Fire Protection, but some were still left standing by at their homes. Some, however, also opted to stay indoors a...Keep on reading: LOOK: Isabela residents call for help amid flash floods
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Senate earmarked funds for DENR to build recycling plants, composting facilities nationwide, says Villar
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate assigned funds for plastic recycling factories and composting facilities in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) budget for next year, according to Sen. Cynthia Villar. At a forum by Stratbase on environment, Villar said a provision had been put in the 2020 DENR budget requiring the department to have a recycling factory in all provinces and cities. There's also a provision in the DENR budget mandating the construction of composting facilities in all towns, she said. Composting facilities would help recycle kitchen wastes and turn these into fertilizer, she added. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu had said the department ...Keep on reading: Senate earmarked funds for DENR to build recycling plants, composting facilities nationwide, says Villar
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SEA Games: Gilas Women overcome Indonesia to jumpstart gold bid
MANILA, Philippines --- Riding high after their gold medal win in 3x3 basketball, Gilas Pilipinas women carved out a 63-56 win over Indonesia in a bruising battle to kick off their gold medal bid in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Thursday night at Mall of Asia Arena. The Philippines, which is still searching its first ever gold in women's 5-on-5 basketball, rose from a seven-point deficit in the third quarter behind a collective effort before Kelli Hayes, Jack Animam, and Janine Pontejos buckled down to work in the final frame. Pontejos, the feisty guard, led the Filipinos with 16 points, including four free throws inside the final 40 seconds to clinch the victory over the 2017...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Gilas Women overcome Indonesia to jumpstart gold bid
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Duterte ‘more than satisfied’ with gov’t response on Tisoy onslaught
  MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he is "more than satisfied" with how the government react to situations following the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy that ravaged Southern Luzon and the Bicol Region earlier this week. "Apparently, the government agencies knew what to do before the typhoon hit, its landfall, what it did during the entire crisis and after," Duterte said during a situation briefing on the effects of Tisoy in Legazpi City, Albay. A total of 13 people were killed in the wake of Tisoy's onslaught and left thousands of families displaced. During the briefing, Duterte also asked government agencies to submit reports on the damag...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘more than satisfied’ with gov’t response on Tisoy onslaught
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As end nears, ‘Bata’ Reyes hopes to write golden farewell letter to fans
MANILA, Philippines--As Efren "Bata" Reyes charges into what could be his last tour of duty for the Philippines, the beloved pool icon feels that he has used up his bag of tricks. "The magic is gone now," Reyes said in Filipino. "I can't hit the masse shot anymore," he added. "I can't use my left anymore." It wasn't evident, though, to the people who still milled around the pool shark, whose mere appearance used to be enough to shake opponents' confidence. Fans, volunteers and even fellow athletes still lined up for photos with the guy everyone calls the "Magician." Over at social media, fans ranted at the lack of a better livestream link to his duel with Thailand's Thong...Keep on reading: As end nears, ‘Bata’ Reyes hopes to write golden farewell letter to fans
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SSS pensioners to receive 13th month pension starting Dec. 6
MANILA -- The state-run Social Security System said on Thursday that more than 2.83 million pensioners will receive their 13th pension starting on Friday, Dec. 6. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said the pension fund has released more than P12.71 billion for the 13th month pension, both thru-the-banks, and thru-checks. "We have already requested our partner banks to credit the 13th month pension to the respective savings accounts of our pensioners on or before December 6 so that they could enjoy the money in time for the holiday season," Ignacio said. The amount of 13th month pension released this year was 7.6 percent higher than the P11.81 billion re...Keep on reading: SSS pensioners to receive 13th month pension starting Dec. 6
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Tom Holland admits his emotional drunk call ‘saved Spider-Man’ from Sony-Disney split
Tom Holland may just be a hero in real life as well, as he revealed that he was the one who "saved Spider-Man" this time --- and he did so through a drunk phone call with Disney's CEO. The 23-year-old told the story of how he helped smooth things over between Disney and Sony regarding the webslinger's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). During his visit to "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" yesterday, Dec. 4, the host asked Holland if he really did help get "Spider-Man" movies back on track, to which Holland replied: "Sort of. I wouldn't say it was entirely my doing." Kimmel then asked what his role was, prompting Holland to jokingly reply: "I saved Spider-Man," earning the audie...Keep on reading: Tom Holland admits his emotional drunk call ‘saved Spider-Man’ from Sony-Disney split
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SEA Games: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi
MANILA, Philippines---Charly Suarez put on an offensive master class and earned a referee's stoppage victory over Myanmar's Min Arkar Paing in boxing men's lightweight quarterfinals of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Thursday at PICC Forum. Both boxers showed their aggressiveness early on in the first round but it was Suarez, a two-time SEA Games gold medalist, who landed the better shots including a stiff 1-2 combination that rocked Paing. Suarez then continued his onslaught in the second round, sending Paing to the canvas early in the period. With Paing unable to counter Suarez's attacks, including a massive overhand right that landed squarely on the jaw, the referee decide...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi
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Duterte gives peace talks with CPP another shot
    MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte is giving peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) another shot, months since he officially slammed the door on the possible resumption of peace talks with the communist group. "I'm sending (Labor) Sec. (Silvestre) Bello...(to) talk to them," Duterte said Thursday during a briefing on the effects of Typhoon Tisoy in Legazpi City, Albay. However, the President said he cannot divulge further details of his recent directive, adding that the public will soon know whether it will prosper or not. "Basta I'm sending him [Bello] back to (Joma) Sison and talk to him," he noted. Duterte ...Keep on reading: Duterte gives peace talks with CPP another shot
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Solon asks House to probe Singapore arbitration ruling, water concession pacts
    MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives is urged to conduct an inquiry into the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore saying that the Philippine government has to pay Manila Water Co. P7.39 billion for losses incurred due to the non-implementation of rate hikes.   Cavite 4th District Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. has filed House Resolution No. 572 directing the appropriate House committee to investigate the arbitration ruling, as well as the concession agreements of Manila Water and Maynilad Services Inc.   This is in light of President Rodrigo Duterte's recent pronouncements threatening the water firms of economic...Keep on reading: Solon asks House to probe Singapore arbitration ruling, water concession pacts
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Survey: Most Filipinos alarmed by rising number of Chinese workers in PH
      MANILA, Philippines -- At least 70 percent of Filipinos are worried by the rising number of Chinese workers in the country, a survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released on Thursday showed.   Aside from that, the SWS survey also observed that more than half of Filipinos --- 52 percent --- consider the increased presence of Chinese individuals in the country as a threat to national security.   "The Third Quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey, conducted on September 27-30, 2019, found that 70% of adult Filipinos are worried about the rising number of foreign Chinese workers in the Philippines," SWS said in a statement. &nbs...Keep on reading: Survey: Most Filipinos alarmed by rising number of Chinese workers in PH
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Filipino nurse in UAE a millionaire after lottery draw
A Filipino nurse situated in the United Arab Emirates just bagged the grand prize for a millionaire draw in Abu Dhabi last Tuesday, Dec. 3. Anabelle Manalastas Dela Cruz was the lucky owner of the winning ticket picked at the live-streamed event of Big Ticket, an England-based lottery game show. The draw was worth 12 million dirhams or P166 million. Dela Cruz was absent during the event at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Fortunately, she was able to answer the show's host Richard when he called her on the phone, as seen on the lottery show's Facebook page on Dec. 3. She will share the jackpot with 14 other people and will earn a share of almost 2 million dirhams (about ...Keep on reading: Filipino nurse in UAE a millionaire after lottery draw
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Spotify for iOS finally gets a sleep timer
Despite the music --- and now podcast --- streaming service having launched over a decade ago, Spotify just now gave iPhone and iPad users the ability to set sleep timers, as reported by Engadget. The feature began rolling out for iOS devices Monday, about six months after it became accessible to Android users back in May. Now users of both operating systems can set timers five, 10, 15, 30, 45 or one hour long, or until the end of the currently playing track. A similar tool has been available for Apple Music, though users have to set it within the device's native clock application. Spotify Sleep Timer began rolling out globally this week, allowing listeners across the world ...Keep on reading: Spotify for iOS finally gets a sleep timer
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SEA Games: Filipino bets Watanabe, Nakano capture judo golds
NEW CLARK CITY --- Kiyomi Watanabe and Shugen Nakano pinned down the golds expected of them Thursday night to power the Philippines in the judo competitions of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Watanabe, 21, retained the crown in the female 63-kilogram division, scoring ippon wins along the way --- the exact same way she won two years ago in Kuala Lumpur. But before that, Nakano claimed the first gold for the country in judo, annexing the men's -66kg before cheering crowd at Laus Group Events in San Fernando, Pampanga. Gilbert Ramirez settled for silver in the 81kg. Nakano's twin brother Keisei snagged the bronze in 73kg, while Khrizzie Pabulayan came away with third pl...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Filipino bets Watanabe, Nakano capture judo golds
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Metro Manila in the midst of ‘garbage crisis,’ DENR chief says
Data from DENR showed the waste generated in Metro Manila in the first half of 2019—pegged at over 66,000 cubic meters—has already surpassed the year’s target of 58,112.31 cubic meters.
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Trump calls Canada’s Trudeau ‘two-faced’ over jaw-dropping video remarks
WATFORD, England — U.S. President Donald Trump called Justin Trudeau “two-faced” on Wednesday after the Canadian Prime Minister appeared to be caught on camera joking about his press appearances during a chat with other leaders at a NATO summit in Britain. Trudeau was filmed at a Buckingham Palace reception for NATO leaders on Tuesday evening describing how surprised U.S. officials appeared […] The post Trump calls Canada’s Trudeau ‘two-faced’ over jaw-dropping video remarks appeared first on Interaksyon.
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2 radio men facing libel rap held, freed on discounted P30,000 bail bond each
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---Two broadcasters based in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental province posted a discounted bail of P30,000 each for a libel suit filed by a local politician over a broadcast episode that dated back to the 2019 midterm election campaign. Sued for libel were radio commentator Jonas Bustamante, 46, and Eduardo Bacasnot, 48. Both work at the Gingoog-based 98.9 FM Beat Radio which Bacasnot runs as station manager. Police served arrest warrants on them last Monday, Dec. 2, prompting them to post bail at the Regional Trial Court Branch 27. Bustamante said they were supposed to pay P120,000 each but got a favorable ruling from presiding Judge Giovanni Alfred Navarro, wh...Keep on reading: 2 radio men facing libel rap held, freed on discounted P30,000 bail bond each
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Cayetano defends award given by government-backed body
MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine South East Asia Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chair Alan Cayetano defended Thursday the recognition given to them by Sports Industry Awards Asia (SPIA), whose conference was endorsed by Phisgoc itself and the government. "First of all 'yung special award na binigay sa atin ng (given to us by) Sports Asia... is not for me, not for one organizer, not even for President Duterte, para sa lahat 'to eh (it's for everybody)..." the House Speaker said in an interview. The Taguig-Pateros representative further denied that they sponsored the SPIA. "Nakakalungkot lang na maraming fake news na umiikot na sinasabing 'di totoo 'yung award, o kaya goby...Keep on reading: Cayetano defends award given by government-backed body
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Brazil approves sale of medical cannabis in pharmacies
Brazil's health watchdog on Tuesday approved the sale of cannabis-based products for medical use in pharmacies to people with a prescription. The regulation, which takes effect in the coming months, also allows for the manufacture of such products in a laboratory, the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) said in a statement. Anvisa is analyzing the possibility of permitting the cultivation of medical cannabis. In recent years, several countries in Latin America have legalized cannabis for medical use, including Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Peru. President Jair Bolsonaro has previously expressed support for medical cannabis. But the ultraconservat...Keep on reading: Brazil approves sale of medical cannabis in pharmacies
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Carlos Yulo: The Making of a Filipino World Champion
A famous African proverb reads, "it takes a village to raise a child." On the other hand, it only takes one person to notice a child's talent, and make a champion out of him. Thus is the story behind Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo's success, who at a young age continues to make history in the world of gymnastics. Nobody dares to belittle the four-foot-nine teenager, who has already won over 400 medals before reaching the age of 20. Last year, he made headlines as the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to win a medal at the prestigious Word Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar. This was followed by more international triumphs, including clinching a spot to the Tokyo 20...Keep on reading: Carlos Yulo: The Making of a Filipino World Champion
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SEA Games: PH duo saves day with modern pentathlon gold
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT---Princess Arbilon and Samuel German of the Philippines ruled the mixed beach laser-run relay in modern pentathlon Thursday afternoon in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. When everything seemed to be going south for Filipino athletes in this former US Naval base, the tandem saved the day with a much-needed gold medal after submitting the fastest time of 13 minutes and 27.34 seconds among five participants. "We really wanted to go all out in the relay after our performance in the individual races,'' said the 18-year-old German in Filipino, who claimed the silver medal in the men's beach laser run early in the day. It was likewise a magnificent form of redempt...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH duo saves day with modern pentathlon gold
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SC revives graft case vs. Sen. Lito Lapid
          MANILA, Philippines--The Supreme Court (SC) has revived the graft case against Senator Manuel "Lito" Lapid for his alleged involvement in the multi-million peso fertilizer fund scam.   In a 13-page decision, the high court's second division through Associate Justice Jose Reyes Jr. reversed and set aside the resolution issued by the Sandiganbayan on Sept. 30, 2016 and December 13, 2016 dismissing the graft cases against Lapid, Malayan Pacific Trading Corporation (MPTC) officials Ma. Victoria Aquino-Abubakar, Leolita Aquino and Macro-Micro Fertilizer Resources proprietor Alexander S.D. Vasquez.   The anti-graft cou...Keep on reading: SC revives graft case vs. Sen. Lito Lapid
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Mary J. Blige documentary to premiere on Amazon
Nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige will serve as executive producer on a yet-untitled documentary, alongside Sean "Diddy" Combs. The project will be helmed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, who is best known for her critically-acclaimed short documentary "Freeheld". As Deadline noted, the film will follow Blige as she prepares for the 25th anniversary tour of her sophomore album "My Life". The critically-acclaimed full-length ranked as one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, as well as one of Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Albums. The documentary will also tackle Blige's past struggles with poverty, abuse, addiction and heartbreak, with Amazon Stud...Keep on reading: Mary J. Blige documentary to premiere on Amazon
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Halsey unveils tracklist for new album ‘Manic’
Singer Halsey has just shared the list of songs for her third studio album "Manic", which is due out in January 2020. In a short video shared on Twitter, the artist unveiled the tracklist for the said project. The clip shows a hand writing the list of 16 titles included on "Manic". https://twitter.com/halsey/status/1201909689631436800 RollingStone.com adds that the singer-songwriter may be planning on a number of collaborations, notably with Alanis Morissette, Suga from the KPop group BTS or rapper Dominic Fike. Among the songs that have been announced, the album will feature "Graveyard", "Clementine" and also the 2018 hit single "Without Me". Announced for Jan. 17, 20...Keep on reading: Halsey unveils tracklist for new album ‘Manic’
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