Building luxury dream homes – the Excalibur way

Building someone's dream home is no walk in the park. Needless to say, there's a lot of work that goes into it---from concept development to finalizing details of the design; from choosing what materials to use, down to the execution of the actual construction. But as someone who has been building and renovating properties for years, Sergio Syjuco is more than up to the task. Syjuco owns and heads Excalibur Design & Construction, a boutique firm that designs, builds, and renovates mid-level to luxury residential and commercial properties throughout the Metro Manila area for more than two years. "It's that delighted look and gleeful laugh from my clients upon turnover of thei...

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LOTTO RESULT December 14, 2019
LOTTO RESULT December 14, 2019 – Draws for 6/55 Grand Lotto, 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT December 14, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/55 Grand Lotto and 6/42 Lotto draw for today, Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five major lotto games […] The post LOTTO RESULT December 14, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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No more heroes
Aung San Suu Kyi decisively completed her transformation from international symbol of hope for oppressed people to populist nationalist champion of the very same thugs in military uniforms that imprisoned her for almost 15 years now accused of the most heinous crimes against humanity itself.
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EDITORIAL - Another chance for peace
Security officials are opposing a Christmas truce with the communist New People’s Army.
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Boycott galunggong from China – group
The militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamalakaya ng Pilipinas yesterday urged local vendors and consumers to boycott galunggong imported from China and patronize “locally sourced aquatic and marine products of small fishers.”
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P10 million meat seized in Tondo
City police and veterinary personnel confiscated around P10 million worth of meat products during an inspection of a warehouse in Tondo, Manila Thursday night.
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PACC probes exec over illegal STL ops
The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission is set to investigate ranking officials outside the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office allegedly involved in corruption in the controversial small-town lottery.
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Spaghetti downs 49 students at Negros Christmas party
About 49 students were hospitalized on Thursday due to suspected food poisoning in Barangay Ma-ao, Bago City, Negros Occidental.
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Early Christmas for lone P15 million jackpot winner
A lone bettor in Cavite province won P15 million from the Super Lotto 6/49 jackpot last Thursday, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
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Pilot birth registration launched for Sama-Bajaus
More than 200 Sama-Bajaus were issued birth certificates on Tuesday in a program launched by the local government here and United Nations based agencies, with the goal of saving tribe members from being stateless.
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P6.8 million shabu seized, 3 nabbed in Zamboanga hotel
Anti-drug agents and police seized a kilo of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu with a street value of P6.8 million and arrested three suspects in a sting at a pension hotel in Zamboanga City Thursday night.
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Duterte, Misuari meet anew in Davao; push for peace in Mindanao 
      MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte met Friday with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari.   Misuari, together with members of the Peace Coordinating Committee, "had a fruitful discussion" with Duterte and the members of the government peace panel.   "President Duterte reiterated that he wants to make some headway towards peace at least before his term ends, adding that concerned government agencies are working hand in hand to achieve the desired results," Malacaang said in a statement.   "The President expressed gratitude to MNLF Chair Nur Misuari for his unwavering support for the gover...Keep on reading: Duterte, Misuari meet anew in Davao; push for peace in Mindanao 
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12 Days Before Christmas: SPOT.ph's Ultimate Bazaar Guide 2019
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NPC slams Sinas for ‘humiliating’ lady reporter; NCRPO refutes
MANILA, Philippines --- The National Press Club (NPC) condemned Metro Manila police acting director Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas for allegedly disrespecting an unnamed female reporter during an ocular inspection of the police for the traslacion 2020 in Manila. In a statement, Paul Gutierrez, chairman of NPC Press Freedom Committee and Vice President, said the reporter was asking Sinas about the inspection but the Metro Manila police acting chief turned her down and asked to do the interview later. Sinas then covered the reporter's face with his hand while the latter was still talking, Gutierrez said. "Nagsasalita pa umano ang mamahayag nang takpan ni Sinas ang kanyang...Keep on reading: NPC slams Sinas for ‘humiliating’ lady reporter; NCRPO refutes
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‘Friday the 13th’ highway mishap fatalities rise to 7
          TACURONG CITY---The death toll in the "Friday the 13th" highway mishap here rose to seven after a critically injured five-year-old boy died in the hospital, police said.   Lt. Colonel Rey Egos, Tacurong police chief, said Najib Mamusaka, 5, died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital, three hours after the 4 a.m. freak accident involving a sports utility vehicle (SUV), a pickup truck, two-passenger tricycles and a motorbike along the national highway here.   Egos said Dr. Omar Shariff Acob, driver of the SUV, and Brent Nicole Cerebo, 20, driver of the pickup truck, admitted they were under the influence...Keep on reading: ‘Friday the 13th’ highway mishap fatalities rise to 7
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Push for beauty in 2020: Holiday fashion, beauty essentials
Be prepared for the holidays, the most beautiful time of the year, with these fashion and beauty must-haves for the season.
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Lotto results for December 13, 2019
Lotto results for December 13, 2019
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Isko Moreno to do 90s Dance Concert w/ Streetboys, Manoeuvers & UMD
Isko Moreno will collaborate with Streetboys, Manoeuvers & UMD for a 90s dance concert Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced that he will be doing a 90s dance concert with the Streetboys, Manoeuvers, and UMD. These all-male dance groups reigned supreme during the 90s. They popularized several dance steps that are still immortal in the hearts […] The post Isko Moreno to do 90s Dance Concert w/ Streetboys, Manoeuvers & UMD appeared first on Philippine News.
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Henry Cavill is in Manila! And he talks about wigs and ‘The Witcher’
British actor Henry Cavill said that it would take two hours and three wig changes for his character Geralt of Rivia throughout the making of Netflix’s adaptation of “The Witcher.” Some Filipino fans were also lucky to take photos with Cavill and get his autograph during a special screening event later that day. Cavill and […] The post Henry Cavill is in Manila! And he talks about wigs and ‘The Witcher’ appeared first on Interaksyon.
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These Cake-Like Doughnuts From FRNK Will Be Available This Sunday
They're only at 100 calories each!
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Up to 50% discount at Robinsons Appliances Christmas sale
Get these hot deals from Robinsons Appliances on Shopee's 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.
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PLDT, Smart and MVP Sports Foundation celebrate the success of Filipino athletes
Following the Philippines' smashing victory in 30th Southeast Asian Games, it's time to celebrate the shining achievements of Filipino athletes.
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Group calls for concrete Philippine volleyball program
As clamor for unity in volleyball mounts following the men’s team’s amazing silver-medal finish in the just-concluded SEA Games coupled with the much-hyped women’s side failed bid to medal, Sports Vision Management Group Inc. on Friday night said there’s no such accord to be forged.
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Missing in action: What happened to satirical account ‘Malacañang Events and Catering Services’?
Some social media users noticed that the satirical account “Malacañang Events and Catering Services” is no longer maintaining an online presence as early as last month. Both its Facebook and Twitter profiles were found to be inactive or removed from the platforms. What has been left are notifications indicating the accounts have been removed or reported. […] The post Missing in action: What happened to satirical account ‘Malacañang Events and Catering Services’? appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Timezone's Newest Branch in QC Has Bowling Lanes and a Billiard Hall
This branch has close to a hundred games!
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Cop killed, 5 hurt in ambush in Borongan, Eastern Samar
  TACLOBAN CITY - A policeman was killed while five others were wounded in an ambush allegedly staged by members of the New People's Army (NPA) in Borongan City, Eastern Samar on Friday afternoon. The fatality was identified as Patrolman Mike Rama. Based on the initial report of the Police Regional Office in Eastern Visayas (PRO-8) based in Palo town in Leyte province, seven policemen from the Public Safety Force were on board their patrol vehicle in Barangay Libutan at about 2:53 p.m. when they were waylaid by an undetermined number of rebels. A loud explosion believed to be from an improvised explosive device was heard followed by bursts of gunfire, the report said. ...Keep on reading: Cop killed, 5 hurt in ambush in Borongan, Eastern Samar
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Mikey Garcia says Manny Pacquiao fight close to happening
MANILA, Philippines---Former four-division World champion Mikey Garcia is hopeful a match against Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao could happen in 2020. According to FightHype.com, Garcia's team has been in talks to face the WBA Suprt World welterweight champion but acknowledged that things are still in the fringes and nothing has been finalized. Pacquiao had a spectacular 2019, defeating Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman. "We've been discussing a fight against Manny Pacquiao for a long time now, and it seems like it's very close and it can actually happen," said Garcia. "He has some obligations [as a Philippine senator] right now. He's still busy with that, but the last ...Keep on reading: Mikey Garcia says Manny Pacquiao fight close to happening
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Sarah Geronimo’s 4-year-old ‘Tala’ became popular anew with dance videos going viral
Sarah Geronimo’s 2015 hit single “Tala” regained its popularity four years after it was first released following video clips of its dance performances made rounds on social media. Filipinos, including celebrities, could not get enough of the catchy anthem, which was part of her best-selling album “The Great Unknown” in 2015. Geronimo, also known as […] The post Sarah Geronimo’s 4-year-old ‘Tala’ became popular anew with dance videos going viral appeared first on Interaksyon.
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No formal talks yet but only informal meeting – Sison
LUCENA CITY -- Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said the report on President Duterte's coming announcement on the resumption of the aborted peace talks would only deal with the start of the "informal meeting" between government and communist representatives and not yet the formal peace negotiation. "Anything not yet to be resolved has to be resolved in an informal meeting prior to the formal meeting to resume the peace negotiation," Sison explained in an online interview on Friday afternoon. He said the informal meeting is the "normal practice" in peace negotiation. He said the informal meeting between government and National De...Keep on reading: No formal talks yet but only informal meeting – Sison
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Duterte not mandated to release SALN to ‘whomever wants it’
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte is not mandated to release a copy of his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) to the media and "to whomever wants it," Malacaang said Friday. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued this statement after the report of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) saying Duterte has not released a copy of his SALN eight monthssince the April 30 deadline for its filing. "The President has complied with what the Constitution or law requires - the timely submission of a declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities, and net worth," Panelo said in a statement. "Neithe...Keep on reading: Duterte not mandated to release SALN to ‘whomever wants it’
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The Cast of Netflix's 6 Underground Talks About Michael Bay's Most Explosive Film Yet
A quick chat with stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent and Adria Arjona.
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GMA Network extols late reporter Cesar Apolinario for loyalty, dedication
      MANILA, Philippines --- GMA Network on Friday paid tribute to one of its veteran reporters, Cesar Apolinario Jr. for his dedication and loyalty in his profession.   "We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Kapuso, Cesar Apolinario, Jr., who peacefully joined his Creator today, December 13, 2019," read the statement on Friday.   "A loyal Kapuso, his dedication to his craft as a news reporter, producer, and public affairs host will continue to serve as an inspiration to all," it added.   Apolinario, 46, died on Friday morning as confirmed by his wife, Ma. Judith.   READ: GMA reporter Cesar Apolinario p...Keep on reading: GMA Network extols late reporter Cesar Apolinario for loyalty, dedication
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6 die in Bulacan due to suspected meningococcemia this year
CITY OF MALOLOS ---- Six people in Bulacan province died of suspected meningococcemia this year, local health officials said. The most recent case was that of a 54-year-old man who died on Wednesday while being treated at San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, according to Dr. Jocelyn Gomez, Bulacan public health officer. Gomez said the man developed rashes in the face, and experienced abdominal pain and breathing difficulty since Sunday. In October, two persons suspected of contracting meningococcemia also died in the province. The other cases also manifested all symptoms of meningococcemia./lzb...Keep on reading: 6 die in Bulacan due to suspected meningococcemia this year
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Philippines, ADB sign $623-M worth of loan agreements
The Philippine government and the Asian Development Bank signed Friday a $200 million loan agreement to help the Southeast Asian country implement its big-ticket infrastructure project.
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No Aeta eviction after 7-day notice, but checkpoint put up — IP watchdog
While any eviction has yet to take place, a checkpoint now reportedly stands near the community and has since sowed fear among residents of impending demolition.
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Priscilla Almeda Partner Breaks Silence on Actress’ Affair w/ Jomari Yllana
The partner of Priscilla Almeda has spoken about the affair of the actress with Jomari Yllana Rodrigo Ines, the longtime partner of Priscilla Almeda has broke his silence on the rekindled affair of the returning actress with actor-politician Jomari Yllana. Prior to this, Priscilla, also known as Abby Viduya, has received bashing for allegedly having […] The post Priscilla Almeda Partner Breaks Silence on Actress’ Affair w/ Jomari Yllana appeared first on Philippine News.
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1 dead, 25 hurt in Berlin explosion
BERLIN, Germany --- One person was killed and around 25 injured in an explosion at an apartment block in eastern Germany on Friday, according to police. Debris from the blast in the town of Blankenburg flew up to 60 meters and some people were seriously hurt, police spokesman Uwe Becker told n-tv television. Other people were being evacuated from the five-story block, which contains 60 apartments. Becker said that he couldn't rule out a gas explosion as the cause of the blast just before 9 a.m., and didn't at present have any other likely explanation. The building is on the edge of Blankenburg, a town of about 20,000 people in the Harz mountains, west of Berlin. ...Keep on reading: 1 dead, 25 hurt in Berlin explosion
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Ready Your Wallets: Get Up to 40% Off on Nike, Toms, Converse + More
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Grab: Surge in price due to higher demand
Grab country head Bryan Cu on Wednesday said the surge in booking prices are caused by higher demand.
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PH seen to use fewer dollars by end 2019
This Philippine economy will see a sharp reduction in trade-related dollar outflow by the end of 2019 compared to 2018's record-breaking current account deficit, thanks to a reduction in import receipts and stronger flow of foreign currency from expatriate Filipinos.   The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the amount of dollars being used for trading with foreign parties was likely to be halved to $5.6 billion this year.   This matches the original projection of BSP planners of a $10.1 billion current account deficit by end of 2019 which they set last May before economic data started to turn in the Philippines' favor.   In 2018, the Philippine econom...Keep on reading: PH seen to use fewer dollars by end 2019
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Gary Valenciano to have ‘last major concert’ in 2020, says son Paolo
Paolo Valenciano teased today, Dec. 13, that he is planning his dad Gary Valenciano's "last major concert" slated for 2020. Paolo made the announcement on Instagram with a picture of what looked to be an emotional moment in the family. "This is what happens when you plan his last major concert. #Araneta #April #2020," he said. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6AAxpph_YH/ It seems the concert will be a two-day event from April 18 to 19 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, as per his Instagram Stories where he posted a wishlist of performers. Those listed were Daniel Padilla, Darren Espanto, Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Regine Velasquez, Julie Anne San Jose and Ebe Dancel. Of ...Keep on reading: Gary Valenciano to have ‘last major concert’ in 2020, says son Paolo
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Define your style with trendy Vivo S1 Pro
Find out why Vivo's new smartphone, the Vivo S1 Pro, is the perfect phone for every style.
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PAO urges Duterte to reject removal of budget for its forensic lab
MANILA, Philippines--The Public Attorney's Office (PAO) had asked President Rodrigo Duterte to reject the special provision of the general appropriations bill for the 2020 budget removing the funding from its existing forensic laboratory. PAO Chief Persida Rueda-Acosta said the President should "vetothe inserted special provision in the General Appropriations Bill, limiting the PAO in the use of its MOOE(Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses)and prohibiting the use of funds for the meetings and other maintenance and operating expenses of the PAO Forensic Laboratory Division, which is presently composed of eight plantilla personnel." Under the 2020 National Expenditure Program (N...Keep on reading: PAO urges Duterte to reject removal of budget for its forensic lab
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Maine Mendoza, BTS top Philippines' Twitter trends for 2019
From K-Pop to UAAP, here’s everything under the sun that took the Twitterverse this year.
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Villar inhibits from DOJ's water deals review
Department of Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay is the wife of Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, son of businessman Manny Villar and Sen. Cynthia Villar, who own the water company.
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Donald Trump mocks teen climate activist Greta Thunberg: ‘Chill Greta, Chill’
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump reprised his ridicule of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg on Thursday after the Swedish climate activist was named Time’s Person of the Year for 2019. Thunberg won the magazine’s annual honorific on Wednesday for her work inspiring millions of young people to take action against climate change. “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then […] The post Donald Trump mocks teen climate activist Greta Thunberg: ‘Chill Greta, Chill’ appeared first on Interaksyon.
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ADB financing to PH projects hits record high $2.5B in 2019
The Philippines and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed three loan agreements worth $623 million to reduce youth unemployment, better enforce the country's anti-trust law, and help the government prepare shovel-ready infrastructure projects under its ambitious "Build, Build, Build" program.   ADB vice president for operations Ahmed M. Saeed told reporters that the total loan financing extended by the Manila-based multilateral lender to the Philippines in 2019 amounted to $2.5 billion, the biggest ever in a single year.   "This reflects the government's clarity of vision and our strong commitment to supporting your efforts," Saeed said.   Fin...Keep on reading: ADB financing to PH projects hits record high $2.5B in 2019
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Miss Universe Indonesia 2019 beams with pride as first from her country to enter Top 10
  MANILA, Philippines -- Despite not clinching the title as Miss Universe 2019, Indonesia's bet Frederika Cull still takes pride of her stint in joining the coveted pageant. Cull, 20, took to Instagram to express pride over becoming the first representative from Indonesia to advance to the competition's Top 10. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5-4UeWHKSd/?igshid=18o94sow2hysn "I am proud to say that I am the first Indonesian to make it into the top 10 at Miss Universe," Cull wrote Friday in an Instagram post. "As one of the youngest women in Miss Universe, I know that I had to prove that I belonged there surrounded by amazing, inspirational women." Cull said she hopes to ...Keep on reading: Miss Universe Indonesia 2019 beams with pride as first from her country to enter Top 10
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‘Arrogant, discourteous:’ Lacson blasts US reso on De Lima freedom
      MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday lambasted a US Senate resolution calling for the freedom of Senator Leila de Lima, calling it "arrogant" and "discourteous."   "Whatever is the reason for the passage of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee resolution calling for Sen de Lima's release, it is arrogant, discourteous, unparliamentary and unethical," Lacson said over Twitter. https://twitter.com/iampinglacson/status/1205412674609106944?s=21 "The same can be said of a Philippine Senate committee if we did the same," he added.   The resolution, which was approved by the US Senate committee on foreign ...Keep on reading: ‘Arrogant, discourteous:’ Lacson blasts US reso on De Lima freedom
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