Dengue death toll climbs to 1,021 in August

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 1,021 people died due to dengue from January 1 to August 24, 2019, according to the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH). 

During the 8-month period, the DOH recorded 249,332 cases – more than twice the number of cases ...
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Winless Philippine volleybelles succumb to Indonesia
Despite winning the opening set, the Filipinas just couldn't keep momentum on their side.
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Hero cop laid to rest in Misamis Oriental
INITAO, Misamis Oriental, Philippines --- Hundreds of residents, police officers, government officials, and friends paid their last respects to heroic police officer Senior Master Sgt. Jason Magno, who was buried Saturday morning in a private cemetery here. Magno was buried nine days after he was killed in a grenade blast inside Initao Community College in Barangay Jampason on Nov. 28. In his homily, Fr. Lyndon Zayas, St. Francis Xavier parish priest, cited Magno's "very powerful act of sacrificing his life for the safety of others." Zayas said Magno's body inside the casket was a strong message for everybody that "there is no greater love that man can give than to give up h...Keep on reading: Hero cop laid to rest in Misamis Oriental
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SEA Games: Olympic-bound Ernest John Obiena wins pole vault gold
NEW CLARK CITY --- Ernest JohnObienaplayed it safe but it was enough to dazzle the Filipino crowd wanting to see him win the pole vault gold medal. Obiena, already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, cleared 5.45 meters to give the Philippines its third gold in the 30th Southeast Asian Games track and field event here at NCC Stadium. He attempted thrice to make 5.55m but failed each time. Thai Porranot Purahong (5.20) and Malaysia Iskandar Alwi (5.00) took silver and bronze, respectively. The 24-year-oldObiena, training extensively in Fornia, Italy the past three years, picked up the victory that was denied of him two years ago by injury. He was supposed to fly to Kuala Lumpur ...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Olympic-bound Ernest John Obiena wins pole vault gold
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Obiena wins gold, sets new record in SEA Games pole vault
Obiena cleared the 5.45m mark in the competition that put him at first place.
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Death toll after explosion in Slovakia reaches 7; 1 missing
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia --- Officials on Saturday raised the death toll from a gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia to seven. Firefighters and the town hall of the city of Presov said one person is still missing. The explosion occurred toward the top of the 12-story building on Friday. The entire top half of the building burned and the top three floors were destroyed, firefighters said. Rescuers have said some 40 people were injured. More than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze, which was finally fully extinguished on Saturday morning. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, who visited the site late Friday, said the building is so damaged that it's possibl...Keep on reading: Death toll after explosion in Slovakia reaches 7; 1 missing
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Palace: Case filed vs Duterte at ICC shows ‘utter disrespect’
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang said Saturday that any complaint filed in connection with Philippine government policies at a foreign tribunal is an "utter disrespect" to the sovereignty of the Philippines. "The Philippines as an independent State, through its duly constituted authorities, must not be waylaid by any force, internal or external, in going about its task of serving and protecting the Filipino people," presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. "Any resort therefore to a foreign tribunal relative to the management of our country's state policies is utter disrespect, and any complainant who does it who is a citizen of the Republic, is an infidel to...Keep on reading: Palace: Case filed vs Duterte at ICC shows ‘utter disrespect’
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SEA Games: Norman Montalvo misses out on PH’s 2nd karate gold
MANILA, Philippines--Norman Montalvo settled for the silver medal after getting outclassed by his Malaysian foe in the male individual kumite event of karatedo in the Southeast Asian Games Saturday at World Trade Center in Pasay. Montalvo struggled early and was unable to regain his bearings against Prem Selvam, who eventually carved out a 6-1 to win bag the top prize of the 55kg contest. Montalvo's feat came just minutes after Junna Tsukii toppled her Vietnamese foe in the gold clash of the women's 50kg event....Keep on reading: SEA Games: Norman Montalvo misses out on PH’s 2nd karate gold
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Protesters clash with police as Chile unrest enters 50th day
SANTIAGO, Chile --- Protesters clashed with police as thousands took to the streets of Chile's capital Friday for a demonstration that marked 50 days since the outbreak of the country's worst civil unrest in decades. Furious Chileans have for weeks been protesting social and economic inequality, and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues. The crisis is the worst in three decades of Chilean democracy and has led to 26 deaths and more than 12,000 injuries, according to the Organization of American States, with another 20,600 people detained. As with every Friday since protests began on ...Keep on reading: Protesters clash with police as Chile unrest enters 50th day
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Liza Soberano Desires To Do A Project In South Korea
Liza Soberano Hopes To Work W/ Korean Actors LIZA SOBERANO – ABS-CBN actress Liza Soberano said she wanted to do a project in South Korea. Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano is one of the biggest fans of the K-pop culture. She and her reel-to-real life partner Enrique Gil was spotted at BTS concert in Hong Kong. […] The post Liza Soberano Desires To Do A Project In South Korea appeared first on Philippine News.
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Authorities seize marijuana worth P1.6M in Pasay
MANILA, Philippines --- Authorities confiscated P1.6 million worth of marijuana stored in parcels of Marvel Comics and a child's sleeping bag in Pasay City on Friday afternoon, Customs said Saturday afternoon. A report from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said members of Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force led by Special Agent 1 Joesim Mendoza and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency intercepted the 1.05 kg of marijuana at a mail exchange center in Pasay at 3:59 p.m. Pasay police said the marijuana was consigned to Joseph Marck Tamo of Taguig City, who was arrested after he claimed the parcel. Tamo is under Customs custody and will be charged for violation of the Comprehensive Dange...Keep on reading: Authorities seize marijuana worth P1.6M in Pasay
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SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run
Filipino sprinter Kristina Knott followed up her strong performance in the heats with another record-breaking performance for the gold medal in the 200-meter dash of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Saturday. The 24-year-old Knott, who in the morning set a SEA Games record with a 23.07 clocking, slashed .06 seconds off her time in the final for a new Games' best of 23.01. https://sports.inquirer.net/377518/ph-bet-kristina-knott-sets-new-sea-games-record-in-200m-dash Vietnam's Le Tu Chinh settled for silver with a time of 23.45 while Veronica Pereira of Singapore claimed bronze with 23.77. Knott now also holds the national record in the 200m dash, which Filipino sprint legen...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run
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Which Miss Universe 2019 candidates are linked to the Philippines?
To save internet detectives the hassle, here’s a guide that shows how the 68th Miss Universe candidates of other countries are connected to the Philippines.
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PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement
LOS ANGELES --- Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. The utility says the deal, which still requires court approval, represents a key step in leading it out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The deal is expected to resolve all claims arising from a series of deadly 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and all but incinerated the town of Paradise. It also resolves claims from the 2015 Butte Fire and Oakland's 2016 Ghost Ship ...Keep on reading: PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement
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NDF welcomes Duterte’s peace gesture
DAVAO CITY ---- National Democratic Front (NDF) chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili said they appreciate the recent effort of the government to jumpstart the stalled peace talks with the communist rebels. "We welcome the announcement of the desire of the GRP (Government of the Republic of the Philippines) to resume the talks and that we shall await the arrival of Secretary Bello to listen to their offer," Agcaoili told the Inquirer. President Duterte on Thursday evening divulged that he was sending Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to The Netherlands to propose the resumption of the stalled peace talks. The exploratory meeting, sources said, was supposed to be confidential until D...Keep on reading: NDF welcomes Duterte’s peace gesture
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China extends aid to quake-hit Davao Sur school, Duterte’s alma mater
DAVAO CITY ---- The Chinese government has donated one million renminbi (P7.2 million) to help the quake-hit alma matter of President Duterte in Digos City, Davao del Sur rise from the rubble. Davao Consul General Li Lin handed the donation to Cor Jesu College, then Holy Cross Academy, where Duterte finished high school after he was expelled at the Jesuit-owned Ateneo de Davao University here due to misdemeanors. One of the College's buildings was among the structures that gave way to the series of powerful tremors last October. "The overall reconstruction plan for the school requires huge (amount of money) because almost all academic buildings have been damaged. The contributio...Keep on reading: China extends aid to quake-hit Davao Sur school, Duterte’s alma mater
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2 suspects die in Bulacan drug bust
CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan ---- Two suspects who fought undercover policemen in a Friday (Dec. 6) drug bust were killed, breaking the zero-fatality record set in November by the Bulacan police office. Jayvee Ancho Dineros and a suspect identified as Jun opened fire after sensing they were transacting with the police at midnight in Sitio (sub-village) Pakolis, Gaya-gaya village in the City of San Jose del Monte, said Police Lt. Col. Emma Libunao, newly installed Bulacan police director. Libunao said Dineros was in the police drug watchlist. Recovered from the suspects were 21 sachets of shabu (crystal meth) and a shotgun. The last recorded fatality of a police drug operat...Keep on reading: 2 suspects die in Bulacan drug bust
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Truckers block roads as French strikes hit weekend travel
PARIS --- Strikes disrupted weekend travel around France Saturday as truckers blocked highways and most trains remained at a standstill because of worker anger at President Emmanuel Macron's policies. Tourists and shoppers faced shuttered subway lines around Paris and near-empty train stations as a mass movement against the government's plan to redesign the national retirement system entered a third day. Other groups are joining the fray, too. Truckers striking over a fuel tax hike disrupted traffic on highways from Provence in the southeast to Normandy in the northwest. Meanwhile, yellow vest protesters are planning their weekly demonstrations over economic injustice Sat...Keep on reading: Truckers block roads as French strikes hit weekend travel
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Local execs agree to boost relief, rehab operations for quake-hit villages
Officials have agreed to boost via an eight-point humanitarian protocol the on-going relief and rehabilitation efforts for earthquake-stricken communities in this province.
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SEA Games: PH poomsae teams add another gold, 2 silvers to medal haul
MANILA, Philippines---The Philippines slowed down its haul after plucking another gold and a couple of silver medals in the recognized poomsae competition of the taekwondo event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Saturday at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Rodolfo Reyes Jr., who earlier won the gold in the men's individual category, Raphael Mella, and Dustin Mella ruled the men's team event, scoring an 8.483 mark for the championship. Vietnam's Thanh Trung Le, Tien Khoa Tran, Thien Phung Nguyen, nabbed the silver with a score of 8.416. "The journey's been long, we went through a lot as a team, individually we've had our own personal hardships but at the end it all paid off," s...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH poomsae teams add another gold, 2 silvers to medal haul
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SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball
MANILA, Philippines --- Rubilen Amit didn't even let Chezka Centeno try and make the gold medal clinching shot in the 10th rack of their all-Filipino women's 10-ball final in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Saturday night. Amit threw in the towel as her young compatriot was about to hit a beeline shot on the 10 as the two finished 1-2 anew with Centeno securing her third SEA Games gold medal after a 7-3 rout. "She was really good, she had a break and run going while I always end up with dry breaks. I knew it wasn't going to be my night that's why I decided to already give the 10-ball away and just end the game and not prolong it," Amit, 38, said in Filipino. Centeno played a ...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball
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Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels
  MADRID -- The loss of oxygen from the ocean due to climate change risks "dire effects" on sea life, fisheries and coastal communities, a global conservation body said Saturday. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said that around 700 sites had been identified globally with low oxygen levels -- up from only 45 in the 1960s. In the same period, the group warned, the volume of anoxic waters -- areas totally devoid of oxygen -- has quadrupled. The ocean absorbs around a quarter of all fossil fuel emissions, but as global energy demand continues to grow there are fears that the world's seas will eventually reach saturation point. Oceans are ...Keep on reading: Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels
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AFP spox: We negotiate from ‘position of strength’
  MANILA, Philippines -- "If we are to negotiate [with the communist forces], we do so from a position of strength."   Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said this Saturday after President Rodrigo Duterte recently announced that he will continue peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).   Arevalo added that military forces will continue its operations on task force against communist armed conflict that is gaining support from local government.   "We are continuing with our successful focus military operations in support of National Task Force in Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict," ...Keep on reading: AFP spox: We negotiate from ‘position of strength’
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No peace talks if it’s in PH – Joma
LUCENA CITY ---- A day after the communist rebels agreed to return to the peace negotiation table, rebel leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison on Saturday declared that it would not happen if the government would insist on resuming it in the Philippines. "This precondition is totally unacceptable to the NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines) because it aims to put the NDFP and the entire peace negotiations in the pocket of the Duterte regime and under the control and surveillance of the bloodthirsty military and police who engage in mass murders and other heinous crimes with impunity," Sison, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder and the NDFP chief political consu...Keep on reading: No peace talks if it’s in PH – Joma
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WATCH: Taylor Swift gets in the Christmas spirit in new song ‘Christmas Tree Farm’
Taylor Swift wrote and recorded this new holiday tune in five days, joking on Twitter that she asked her numerous cats for advice. "When in doubt, ask the itty bitty pretty kitty committee. When they shun you with silence, ambivalence, and judgmental brush offs... just put the song out anyway," she wrote. "Christmas Tree Farm" finds Swift paying homage to her upbringing in a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania, commonly known as Pine Ridge Farm. The yuletide song arrived along with an accompanying music video, which features home footage of the award-winning vocalist frolicking in the snow and hanging out by the Christmas tree. https://youtu.be/mN3rDTAdM2o The family m...Keep on reading: WATCH: Taylor Swift gets in the Christmas spirit in new song ‘Christmas Tree Farm’
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Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn
    SYDNEY -- Out of control bushfires forced residents in eastern Australia to flee their homes on Saturday, as other parts of the country braced for a heatwave due next week. Bushfires are common in the country but scientists say this year's season has come earlier and with more intensity due to a prolonged drought and climatic conditions fueled by global warming. Scorching temperatures have tipped above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) close to where a fire was burning on the outskirts of Brisbane in Queensland state, with residents in three suburbs told to "leave immediately." "Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to pr...Keep on reading: Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn
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Duterte slammed for 'bullying' ABS-CBN
“The closure of a media outlet over a personal whim and political vendetta has no place in a free, democratic and just society.”
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Neri Miranda Responds To “Mukhang Maid Na May Makeup” Comment
Neri Miranda Responds To “Maid Na May Makeup Comment” NERI MIRANDA RESPONDS – Neri Miranda, the wife of Parokya ni Edgar frontman, Chito Miranda, recently received a harsh comment on her post on Instagram. The social media influencer, mom, and entrepreneur posted a selfie on Instagram. The Caption said that she just got back from […] The post Neri Miranda Responds To “Mukhang Maid Na May Makeup” Comment appeared first on Philippine News.
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Australian Vendor Selling Siomai Burger & Palamig Goes Viral Online
Australian Vendor Selling Street Foods in Lipa City Goes Viral An Australian vendor selling siomai burger, palamig, and other Filipino delicacies goes viral after it was posted on social media. A Facebook user named Rio Rivera has shared the photos of an Australian national selling street foods at a night market in Lipa City. The […] The post Australian Vendor Selling Siomai Burger & Palamig Goes Viral Online appeared first on Philippine News.
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Amid impeachment turmoil, HBO OKs Watergate series
U.S. cable channel HBO on Thursday green-lit the production of a new limited series based on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. The two actors --- HBO veterans --- will also executive produce "The White House Plumbers," which is to be written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, who scripted the network's award-winning comedy "Veep." The announcement comes as Washington is again in the throes of an impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, some 45 years after Nixon resigned to avoid a certain trial before U.S. lawmakers. "Veep" alumni David Mandel will direct the show, HBO told AFP. The ...Keep on reading: Amid impeachment turmoil, HBO OKs Watergate series
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WATCH: First glimpse of latest James Bond film
Car chases, machine gun fire and love interest: fans of James Bond on Wednesday got their first taste of the upcoming film featuring the fictional British superspy, "No Time To Die". A trailer on the official 007 Twitter account shows sharp-suited Bond, played by British actor Daniel Craig, evading capture in his Aston Martin sports car and jumping off a viaduct. Making a return alongside the suave secret agent is actress Lea Seydoux, whose character Madeleine Swann provided the obligatory love interest in the last film, "Spectre" (2015). https://youtu.be/BIhNsAtPbPI "Why would I betray you?" she asks Bond as they hurtle through narrow streets at breakneck speed while bei...Keep on reading: WATCH: First glimpse of latest James Bond film
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Angel Locsin distributes relief goods to typhoon-weary Northern Samar folk
  TACLOBAN CITY ---- Actress Angel Locsin just made the typhoon-weary people in Northern Samar happy on Saturday, Dec. 7 when she made a surprise visit. Rei Josiah Echano, provincial disaster risk reduction management officer of Northern Samar, said someone got in touch with him that a group would be visiting the provincial capital of Catarman, which was badly affected by typhoon "Tisoy." He didn't know that it was the group of Locsin. "I told them that I could provide them trucks for their relief operation. Had I known that it was Angel Locsin's group, I could have done more" he said. "The people were happy (to see her)," Echano added. Echano confirmed that Lo...Keep on reading: Angel Locsin distributes relief goods to typhoon-weary Northern Samar folk
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Jomari Yllana Admits Dating Returning Actress Abby Viduya
Jomari Yllana, Former Actress Abby Viduya Dating JOMARI YLLANA – The actor-turned-politician admitted that he is dating Abby Viduya, a former actress who is now making a showbiz comeback. Recently, a lot of people were shocked upon knowing that Jomari Yllana and Joy Reyes, the actor-politician’s non-showbiz partner, separated ways. Their split was made known […] The post Jomari Yllana Admits Dating Returning Actress Abby Viduya appeared first on Philippine News.
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Apple TV+ drama dives into murky world of true-crime podcasts
True-crime podcasts have become an obsession of armchair detectives around the world. Millions of wannabe sleuths "solve" real-life murders as they listen during morning commutes. But what toll do these hit shows take on the families and victims of crimes long considered closed by police and the courts? And what credentials --- or motivations --- do the podcasters have to reopen their cases? "Truth Be Told," a new fictional drama from Apple TV+ out this Friday, explores this modern morbid fascination through the eyes of journalist Poppy Parnell, played by Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer (2011's "The Help"). Parnell re-examines the case of Warren Cave, a teenager convic...Keep on reading: Apple TV+ drama dives into murky world of true-crime podcasts
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TikTok drops cyberbullying policy which censored disabled, gay people
TikTok has dropped a "blunt" cyberbullying policy, the Chinese-owned video-sharing app said Wednesday after a report it hid posts by disabled, gay and overweight people. People deemed "susceptible to harassment or cyberbullying based on their physical or mental condition" had the reach of their posts restricted, German site NetzPolitik.org reported, citing leaked documents from TikTok. People with facial disfigurements, autism and Down syndrome were among those to have their posts dumped down TikTok's algorithm so others on the social network would not see them, the report said. Gay and overweight people "also ended up on a list of 'special users' whose videos were regarded ...Keep on reading: TikTok drops cyberbullying policy which censored disabled, gay people
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Miss Universe: Gloria Diaz, Maxine Medina Talk About Gazini’s Chances
Gloria Diaz, Maxine Medina Talk About Gazini’s Chances of Winning Miss Universe Crown MISS UNIVERSE – Beauty queens Gloria Diaz and Maxine Medina talked about Gazini Ganados’ chances of winning the Miss Universe crown. Cebuana model and beauty queen Gazini Ganados will be representing her country for the 68th edition of Miss Universe. The pageant […] The post Miss Universe: Gloria Diaz, Maxine Medina Talk About Gazini’s Chances appeared first on Philippine News.
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Hollywood ‘needs to be reformed’ with less commercialized movies, says Harvey Keitel
Movie tough guy Harvey Keitel, who plays a mobster in Martin Scorsese's Netflix gangster epic "The Irishman", has some advice for Hollywood: get back in touch with your creative side. In the era of global blockbusters, he argued, studios should refocus on making movies that are less commercialized and more authentic. Keitel, who has just turned 80, recalled that Scorsese had said he "could not have gotten 'The Irishman' made but for the good graces of Netflix --- no studio wanted to do it, nobody wanted to do it". "This is a very good example of what is happening with Netflix," he said. "The fact that we're losing cinemas we are all a bit sad about. But for me personally,...Keep on reading: Hollywood ‘needs to be reformed’ with less commercialized movies, says Harvey Keitel
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Police Help 98 Year Old Woman & Help Build Her New Home
Police Help 98-Year-Old Woman Living In Ramshackle Home POLICE HELP 98-YEAR-OLD – The police were lauded by netizens after photos of them helping a 98-year-old woman was shared on Facebook. In the post, you could see the police working together to build her a new home. According to the netizen that posted the pictures, the […] The post Police Help 98 Year Old Woman & Help Build Her New Home appeared first on Philippine News.
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Indian police investigated over killings of rape suspects
    SHADNAGAR, India -- A top Indian rights group launched an investigation Saturday into a police shooting of four rape-murder suspects, after accusations they were gunned down to assuage public anger. News of the investigation came as the country reeled after the death on Friday of a woman who had been set on fire on her way to a sexual assault hearing. Police said that they shot the four suspects, who had been in custody for a week, early Friday after they snatched officers' guns during a re-enactment at the crime scene organized by detectives. Their deaths prompted celebrations, with hundreds heading to the scene and showering officers with flower petals,...Keep on reading: Indian police investigated over killings of rape suspects
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MRT-3 To Give Free Rides to Participants of Red Cross’ Million Volunteer Run
Participants of Red Cross’ Million Volunteer Run To Get Free Rides at MRT-3 The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will give free rides to the participants of the Red Cross’ Million Volunteer Run on Sunday (December 8, 2019). On Sunday, the Philippine Red Cross will held its 5th Million Volunteer Run at the Quirino Grandstand […] The post MRT-3 To Give Free Rides to Participants of Red Cross’ Million Volunteer Run appeared first on Philippine News.
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2-year-old Arthur becomes star in UK Christmas ad tradition
LONDON --- Little Arthur crawls out of bed in his red Marvel Comics pajamas, brushes his teeth and strolls outside after breakfast to his day job: helping out at the family hardware store in Rhayader, Wales. It's Christmas and Arthur, nearly 3, has his work cut out for him wrapping presents, hanging ornaments and helping customers. But the cute video with 1.3 million views on YouTube --- and counting --- comes with a larger message. Don't forget the little guy. "The small little family-owned businesses still exist out there,'' said Arthur's dad, Thomas Lewis Jones, 30. ''If you can afford to shop locally, do so. If you can't. I hope you just enjoy the video.'' https://www.yo...Keep on reading: 2-year-old Arthur becomes star in UK Christmas ad tradition
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SEA Games: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee
MANILA, Philippines--The Philippines' women's pe team tabbed the gold medal at the expense of Singapore in the fencing event of 30th Southeast Asian Games Saturday. Hanniel Abella delivered the finishing kick in the 45-38 conquest of the visitors before a frenzied crowd at the World Trade Center in Pasay. The victory comes after the men's foil team settled for a silver medal after squandering a slim lead against Thailand. Anna Estimada, Harlened Ragui, and Anna Guinto rounded out the cast that gave the women's delegation its second gold after Jylyn Nicanor in women's sabre on Friday....Keep on reading: SEA Games: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee
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'In good hands': All Filipino designers working with Miss Universe 2019 candidates
Here’s a quick guide to our proudly Filipino designers who will be gracing Miss Universe with their much-anticipated works.
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Vhong Navarro Returns To Showtime, Gives Message for Wife Tanya Bautista
Message of Showtime Host Vhong Navarro for Wife Tanya Bautista VHONG NAVARRO – The It’s Showtime host gave a message for his wife, Tanya Bautista, when he returned to the Kapamilya variety show. One of the celebrities who recently tied the knot is Kapamilya TV host, actor, and dancer Vhong Navarro. On November 28, 2019, […] The post Vhong Navarro Returns To Showtime, Gives Message for Wife Tanya Bautista appeared first on Philippine News.
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As Christmas Day nears, Robredo urges Filipinos to aid Tisoy-hit provinces
  MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday urged Filipinos to help their countrymen - especially those hit hard by Typhoon Tisoy - get back on their feet, especially that Christmas Day is just around the corner.   Bicol --- where Robredo's bailiwick, Naga City, Camarines Sur, is located --- was the region most devastated by Tisoy.   "'Iyong sa akin lang, siguro pagpapaalala lang sa lahat na iyong mga masuwerte, sana i-take on natin 'yong responsibility na tumulong sa iba," Robredo said in an interview in Quezon City.   (I am reminding all Filipinos, especially those who are more fortunate, to take the responsibility ...Keep on reading: As Christmas Day nears, Robredo urges Filipinos to aid Tisoy-hit provinces
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SEA Games: Junna Tsukii strikes 1st gold for Philippines in karatedo
MANILA, Philippines -- Junna Tsukii made quick work of her foe to grab the gold medal in the women's 50kg kumite in the Southeast Asian Games' karate at World Trade Center in Pasay Tsukii, a bronze medalist in the 2018 Asian Games, met little resistance from Thi Huong Dinh of Vietnam, who she beat 1-0. The Filipina-Japanese karateka was one of the heavy favorites to deliver a gilded showing in the biennial meet. Tsukii's weakest showing was during the quarterfinals, where she had to withstand Azli Nor of Malaysia....Keep on reading: SEA Games: Junna Tsukii strikes 1st gold for Philippines in karatedo
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Nobel laureate Peter Handke strikes out at war crimes questioners
STOCKHOLM --- Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke has lashed out against journalists asking about his views on the wars in former Yugoslavia. Handke has been widely criticized as an apologist for Serbian war crimes during the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In a news conference Friday ahead of next week's prize award ceremony, Handke bristled at questions about his writings on the wars in former Yugoslavia. He concluded the testy meeting by saying that after the prize was announced, he had received a letter filled with soiled toilet paper "and I tell you ... I prefer toilet paper, the anonymous letter with toilet paper, to your empty and ignorant questions." The ...Keep on reading: Nobel laureate Peter Handke strikes out at war crimes questioners
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Hero surfer: Pinoy bet sacrifices SEA Games gold bid to rescue Indonesian foe
Away from the limelight and in a sport not as glitzy and popular as others, Filipino surfer Roger Casugay carved out a performance worthy of a gold as he sacrificed his sure-fire victory to save the life of his Indonesian foe Arhip Nurhidayat in surfing competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
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Miss Universe Laos’ Nat’l Costume Pay Homage To Country’s Nat’l Symbol
Miss Universe Laos’s National Costume Pay Homage To Her Country’s National Symbol MISS UNIVERSE – The national costume of Miss Universe Laos 2019, Vichitta Phonevilay, paid homage to her country’s national symbol. The 68th edition of the Miss Universe 2019 pageant will be held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The coronation night will […] The post Miss Universe Laos’ Nat’l Costume Pay Homage To Country’s Nat’l Symbol appeared first on Philippine News.
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