Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink ‘news deserts’

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is trying to coax "news deserts" into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn.     The social media giant said Thursday it is expanding its "Today In" service to 6,000 cities and towns across the U.S., up from 400 before.   Launched in early 2018, the service lets Facebook users opt into local information, including news articles, missing-person alerts, local election results, road closures and crime reports. Facebook aggregates posts from the official Facebook pages for news organizations, schools, go...

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“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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Jomari Yllana Breaks Silence on Ex-Partner Joy Reyes’ Accusations
Jomari Yllana answered the accusations against him by former partner Joy Reyes Actor-politician Jomari Yllana has finally broken his silence on the accusations against him by former partner Joy Reyes. Jomari and Joy have two kids and the latter previously stated that the are not receiving any financial support. This came with the accusation that […] The post Jomari Yllana Breaks Silence on Ex-Partner Joy Reyes’ Accusations appeared first on Philippine News.
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SEA Games: Jocelyn Ninobla takes home 2nd poomsae gold for PH
MANILA, Philippines---Jocelyn Ninobla made it a golden double for the Philippines after a close win in women's individual recognized poomsae in taekwondo in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Saturday at Rizal Memorial Complex. Ninobla scored 8.433 for the gold medal, just .001 ahead of silver medalist Ornawee Srisahakit of Thailand who had 8.432. Vietnam's Tran Kim Uyen Le rounded out the podium with her bronze performance garnering a score of 8.149. The jin from University of Santo Tomas joined Rodolfo Reyes Jr. as the first two Filipinos to win gold medals in taekwondo in the 2019 SEA Games. Ninobla, who is also competing another event later in the day, is a gold medal winner...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Jocelyn Ninobla takes home 2nd poomsae gold for PH
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BREAKING NEWS: 2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Maguindanao
Maguindanao Hit by Earthquake with 2.4 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 2.4 magnitude quake in Maguindanao today, December 7, 2019. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes. One […] The post BREAKING NEWS: 2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Maguindanao appeared first on Philippine News.
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Andanar: Duterte admin ‘constantly condemns cronyism’
  MANILA, Philippines -- "The Duterte Administration has constantly and blatantly condemned cronyism in our society."   Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said this Saturday as he dismissed claims of cronyism under Duterte government as "erroneous and highly deplorable."   "Any claims and attacks being made in relation to this matter are by the opposition and by interest groups that are against the socio-economic policies and reforms by this administration," Andanar added.   The Palace official said the administration does not tolerate cronyism, citing President Rodrigo Duterte's dismay over two water firms' "onerous" contracts with the state...Keep on reading: Andanar: Duterte admin ‘constantly condemns cronyism’
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‘Fighting spirit’: LET passer, 20, succumbs to illness after board exam results
One aspiring teacher was able to fulfill her goal of passing the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) just days before she passed away. Jessa Ganigan, the 20-year-old daughter of a farmer and a housewife from La Union, had stage-5 chronic kidney disease. It was only in June 2018 that she had been diagnosed with the illness, and she would go on to fight it for a year and a half, her mother, Melody Ganigan, told INQUIRER.net. Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function. It can progress to end-stage kidney failure that leads to death without dialysis or a kidney transplant. According to her mom, a former teacher inspired Jessa to take up the profession. She gradu...Keep on reading: ‘Fighting spirit’: LET passer, 20, succumbs to illness after board exam results
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San Francisco Opera names its first female music director
SAN FRANCISCO --- The San Francisco Opera has named conductor Eun Sun Kim its new music director, ushering the first woman into the job in the company's history. The 39-year-old Kim will become the company's music director designate effective immediately and take on the position permanently in August, conducting Beethoven's "Fidelio" when the 2020-21 season opens, the company said Thursday. "From my very first moments at San Francisco Opera, I felt this was home," Kim said in a statement. She said she found "an unusual feeling of open collaboration" across the company and was honored to take on the new role. Kim's appointment marks the latest change in musical leadership at ...Keep on reading: San Francisco Opera names its first female music director
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Cash assistance, food packs pour for ‘Tisoy’ survivors in Albay
DARAGA, Albay ---- The victims of Typhoon "Tisoy" (international name: Kammuri) in this town in Albay province received cash assistance from government agencies, Senator Bong Go and Ako Bicol Partylist Saturday. Go visited hundreds of typhoon victims at this town's covered court, and handed over food packs. Go was with action stars Cesar Montano and Philip Salvador. The National Housing Authority (NHA) also gave P20,000 cash assistance to 150 residents whose homes were damaged. NHA Bicol manager Albert Perfecto said "the recipients were properly identified and validated. They will be monitored for use for the reconstruction of their houses. If they don't comply, there will be no...Keep on reading: Cash assistance, food packs pour for ‘Tisoy’ survivors in Albay
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SEA Games: Cebuana gymnast Daniela Dela Pisa wins gold in hoops event
MANILA, Philippines --- Daniela Dela Pisa added another gold medal to Philippine gymnastics' collection in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Dela Pisa collected three medals on Saturday, highlighted by a golden performance in the women's rhythmic gymnastics hoop event where she dazzled the crowd at Rizal Memorial Coliseum. The 16-year-old Dela Pisa bet also bagged two bronze medals in rhythmic gymnastics ball and clubs. The Cebuana tallied a score of 17.750 in hoop to top a pair of Malaysian gymnasts Izzah Amzan (16.500) and Amy Dict Kwan (15.900), who won the silver and bronze, respectively. Just recently, world champion gymnast Carlo Yulo wrapped up his SEA Games with two...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Cebuana gymnast Daniela Dela Pisa wins gold in hoops event
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1 hurt, 5 stores razed in Cotabato fires
KIDAPAWAN CITY ---- Several fires razed at least five business establishments in Kabacan, Cotabato on Saturday dawn, a disaster official said. David Don Saure, Kabacan's Disaster Risk Reduction, and Management Officer, said the first fire broke out near the entrance of the public market. Minutes later, while the Bureau of Fire Protection was trying to put off the flames, another took place in Malvar Street, near the exit of the town's public market. Saure said the first fire broke out at 2:30 a.m., and both were put off an hour after. These gutted an optical clinic, several shops and stores, and boarding houses. A computer technician identified as France Laniego, suffered thi...Keep on reading: 1 hurt, 5 stores razed in Cotabato fires
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Carlos Yulo Alleged Malicious Photos, Videos Circulate Online
Carlos Yulo allegedly has malicious photos and videos circulating online Gymnastics gold medalist Carlos Yulo allegedly has malicious photos and videos that have been circulating online. Carlos gained the attention of the online community when he showcased his ability in gymnastics in the 30th SEA Games. His success in the field of sports and in […] The post Carlos Yulo Alleged Malicious Photos, Videos Circulate Online appeared first on Philippine News.
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Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest
  BEIRUT --- Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work --- including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats --- while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon's reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled region.   Nationwide demonstrations erupted on Oct. 17 over a plunging economy. They quickly grew into calls for sweeping aside Lebanon's entire ruling elite. Local media outlets --- some of which represent the sectarian interests protesters are looking to overthrow --- are now largely seen as pro- or anti-protests, with some journalists feeling pressured to leave thei...Keep on reading: Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest
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SEA Games: Hermie Macaranas delivers Philippines’ first gold in canoe
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT---Frustrated on how the races initially transpired, Hermie Macaranas saw his plans pan out after winning a historic triumph in canoeing. Macaranas ruled the men's singles 200m race for the country's first gold medal in the sport at the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Saturday at the scorching hot Malawaan Park here. "I really can't describe the feeling. I trained for several years just to be here,'' said Macaranas as the team captain of the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation stood atop the podium this time following his silver finish in the men's singles 1000m on Friday. The 23-year-old Macaranas, the country's top qualifying bet in the 2020 Tokyo ...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Hermie Macaranas delivers Philippines’ first gold in canoe
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120 supercars, superbikes race for charity in Clark
CLARK FREEPORT ---- As many as 120 "supercars" and "superbikes" raced at the Clark International Speedway here on Saturday (Dec. 7) to help the Philippine Chinese Racing Club (PCRC) generate funds for charity. "This is a race for hope, one lap at a time," according to a spokesperson of the elite club, which initially raised P500,000 for the Mabalacat City-based Duyan ni Maria, a home for children who were abandoned, neglected, or surrendered by their parents. Sr. Maria Alessandrina Casas, the 89-year-old matriarch of Duyan, attended the event, tagging along 45 of her wards who received grocery items and gifts. "This is an awesome Christmas from our Chinese friends," said Casas, ...Keep on reading: 120 supercars, superbikes race for charity in Clark
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Fisherman ‘drowns’ in Taal Lake
SAN PEDRO CITY ---- Search-and-rescue operations continued Saturday for a fisherman, who went missing in Taal Lake in Talisay town in Batangas province. A police report tagged as a "drowning incident" identified the victim as Wilmar Calibo. Talisay police chief Captain Aldrin Jay Baysa said in a phone interview that Calibo sailed into the deep portion of the lake to test his fishing net in Barangay Poblacion 4 around 7 p.m. Friday. A witness said Calibo jumped off his fishing boat but never made it back to the water surface. The other fishermen said the victim used to be a "good swimmer" but had a few drinks the night before he ventured out into the lake, Baysa said. Taal ...Keep on reading: Fisherman ‘drowns’ in Taal Lake
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‘All roads lead to Putin’: Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia
  WASHINGTON --- House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump.   Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots --- "all roads lead to Putin," she says --- and making the argument that Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine was not an isolated incident but part of a troubling bond with the Russian president reaching back to special counsel Robert Mueller's findings on the 2016 election.   "This has been going on for 2 1/2 years," Pelosi said Friday.   "This isn't about Ukraine," she explained a day earlier. "'It's about Russia. Who benefited by our withholding of that ...Keep on reading: ‘All roads lead to Putin’: Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia
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SEA Games: Philippines’ Tsukii, Montalvo barge into karatedo finals
MANILA, Philippines--Philippine bets Junna Tuskii and Norman Montalvo are both assured of at least a silver medal after dispatching their respective foes in the Southeast Asian Games' karate kumite event Saturday at World Trade Center in Pasay City. Tsukii, a bronze medalist in the 2018 Asian Games, advanced after besting Paweena Raksachart of Thailand, 3-1, in the 50kg semifinal. Montalvo, meanwhile, had to regain his bearings to overcome Steves Tep of Cambodia, 9-5, in the penultimate round of the 55kg action. Tsukii, a heavy favorite to win the gold after her surprise performance in the last Asiad, is set to face Thi Huong Dinh of Vietnam for the grand prize. Monta...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Philippines’ Tsukii, Montalvo barge into karatedo finals
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Davao City sends relief goods  to typhoon-hit Quezon province
DAVAO CITY ---- The City government of Davao sent three truckloads of relief goods to Quezon province Friday. The shipment contains about 2,000 food packs and will be distributed to families in Quezon Province affected by Typhoon "Tisoy," which battered Luzon days ago. The Davao City government partnered with the Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) to pack and bring the relief goods to the Quezon Preparedness Operation Center. Major Nor Oropesa, Solcom's civil-military operations chief, handed over the goods to Sonia Leyson, provincial social welfare development officer of the Quezon Provincial Government. Joselle R. Badilla/lzb ...Keep on reading: Davao City sends relief goods  to typhoon-hit Quezon province
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SEA Games: Filipina pair rows to lightweight double sculls gold
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT---Even before she plunged into action, Joanie Delgaco had been hoping for a house of her own. The 21-year-old rower from Iriga City moved closer to that pipe dream after emerging victorious with Melka Jean Caballero in the lightweight double sculls on Saturday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. "I will reward myself by buying my own property,'' said Delgaco, a SEA Games first-timer who clocked seven minutes and 24.21 seconds with Caballero amid the searing midday sun at the Triboa Bay. Vietnam's Thi Hao Dinh and Than Huyen Ta placed second in 7:27.65 and the Myanmar pair of Shwe Zin Latt and Nilar Win claimed the bronze in 7:30.23. The achievement of Ca...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Filipina pair rows to lightweight double sculls gold
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3.3-magnitude quake hits Bukidnon
  MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck Bukidnon on Saturday morning, state seismologists reported. In an earthquake bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tremor was recorded 2 kilometers (kms) southeast of Don Carlos, Bukidnon at 11:46 a.m. The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 11 kms, Phivolcs said. State seismologists said the tremor was also felt at Intensity III at Don Carlos, Bukidnon. There is no damage or aftershock to expected from the quake, Phivolcs said.     Edited by MUF    ...Keep on reading: 3.3-magnitude quake hits Bukidnon
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Duterte visits wake of hero cop of Misamis Oriental
President Rodrigo Duterte, together with Sen. Bong Go, PNP Officer-in-Charge Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa and PBGen Rolando B Anduyan, Region Director of PRO 10, visited the wake of hero cop, Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno in Initao, Misamis Oriental, last Dec. 5, 2019. For his heroism, PSMS Magno received a posthumous Medal of Valor in honor of saving the lives of students from an explosion in a school in Initao. Duterte also awarded the Order of Lapu-lapu Magalong Medal to the family of PSMS Magno.   Related stories Duterte honors hero cop who saved students in Misamis campus blast 2 killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade bl...Keep on reading: Duterte visits wake of hero cop of Misamis Oriental
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NDRRMC: More than 200k families affected, 172,613 houses damaged by Tisoy
  MANILA, Philippines -- More than 200,000 families were affected while 172,613 homes were damaged by Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) in Luzon and Visayas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said Saturday.   In its 6 a.m. situation report, the NDRRMC said 225,964 families or 970,464 individuals were affected by Tisoy in the Bicol region, Central Luzon, Eastern Visayas, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Caraga.   Of the 172, 613 damaged houses 134, 537 were partially damaged while 38,076 were totally damaged in the Bicol region, Western Visayas, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batang...Keep on reading: NDRRMC: More than 200k families affected, 172,613 houses damaged by Tisoy
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SEA Games: PH rower Cris Nievarez captures gold in sculls
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT---Rower Cris Nievarez possessed a valuable catalyst strong enough to catapult him to the gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. The 19-year-old breadwinner from Atimonan, Quezon can now provide more for the livelihood of his family after topping lightweight single sculls event on Saturday at the Triboa Bay here. "I am the only one who works for our family,'' said Nievarez in Filipino. "This is the motivation that gave me the strength to excel.'' A member of the national rowing squad for five years and counting, Nievarez will receive a cash bounty of P600,000 for his victory in his first SEA Games from the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philipp...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH rower Cris Nievarez captures gold in sculls
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Cary Santiago shares inspiration behind Gazini Ganados' Miss Universe National Costume, evening gown
“The design is not as flamboyant but the details are very intricate. It’s hand-stitched all coming from the same fabric with my signature laser-cut patterns.”
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‘Answered prayer’: Andrea Torres shows love for Derek Ramsay with surprise birthday bash, heartfelt message
To celebrate Derek Ramsay's birthday, actress Andrea Torres threw a surprise party for him last night. Ramsay turns 43 today, Dec. 7. Torres gathered Ramsay's friends at a restaurant for festivities, which included performances for the actor on a stage. Ramsay and Torres took the stage too to perform a duet: Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart," as seen in actor John Estrada's Instagram post. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5vLz87DXD3/ Estrada lauded Torres' efforts: "Andrea threw a surprise party for her boyfriend and it was successful... great job Ada @andreaetorres." Ramsay also had a multi-layered birthday cake with a golf theme, given his love for the sport. ht...Keep on reading: ‘Answered prayer’: Andrea Torres shows love for Derek Ramsay with surprise birthday bash, heartfelt message
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New traffic scheme as Alabang-Zapote Road elevated ramp closes Dec. 9 – 14
      MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corporation (SMC) on Saturday implemented a new traffic scheme to ease traffic congestion as the Alabang-Zapote Road elevated ramp near Bunye South Station will be closed starting Dec. 9 (Monday).   In a statement, SMC said the ramp will be closed from Dec. 9 (Monday) to Dec. 14 (Saturday). The northbound lane will be closed from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. while the southbound lane will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.   With the closure, SMC has advised motorists to follow its new traffic rerouting scheme:   Motorists headed to the northbound elevated Skyway must use the ramp before the Sucat area. ...Keep on reading: New traffic scheme as Alabang-Zapote Road elevated ramp closes Dec. 9 – 14
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