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PhilHealth monthly contribution increase seen to hurt workers
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation's (PhilHealth) new contribution schedule was hit by labor groups for allegedly disadvantaging workers with lower incomes.
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Misuari vows to help government in anti-terrorism efforts
Moro National Liberation Front chair Nur Misuari promised President Rodrigo Duterte he will help the government in their efforts to wipe out terror groups in Mindanao, particularly in Sulu where the Abu Sayyaf group is actively operating.
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This Is Not a Drill: Aesop Is Opening in Manila in 2020
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De Lima welcomes US Senate resolution calling for her release
De Lima said she is positive that justice will prevail due to the US Senate resolution and is challenging the administration to prepare once they are made accountable.
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Grace Poe highlights FPJ’s generosity on his 15th death anniversary
    MANILA, Philippines --- On the 15th death anniversary of her father, Senator Grace Poe remembered Fernando Poe Jr.'s (FPJ) generosity as she visited his gravesite at the Manila North Cemetery on Saturday.   https://www.facebook.com/sengracepoe/posts/2864601210237741?__xts__[0]=68.ARDcdP5JPfmene3fQFNm35RDC_6MK8WpELHTg_l6OThH0MJxLr-biWU_1SjmvBI5W8jI4gVieub6l0nm_COabYbEDt47lCL_ivc6gxfk4X-lGz2GhiMp2rOo1KTzlKE0ZpqbYLk4w9-ICCuQxLt0Q51t9P0QxXjZdrLk4DMnsLO8hDTPe2XSJQ5vM9_bJYUTPsdw_XMW3qiLn9PMO31BGJhzuTusIghXc4kp3BMbFynCvW02K0aRl7GPag9YxjvlxaWLoCVh8zn2QO31sl2X3iSgvTi5xbnhj_QdZPvydsqx70wwZ4ZY8At6BkJ1J6FtHXO2Vcj9j01MRcAygbuR7e6olQ&__tn__=-R   "Magpa...Keep on reading: Grace Poe highlights FPJ’s generosity on his 15th death anniversary
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BARMM earmarks P100 million for community, peace-building programs
The Bangsamoro local government ministry has earmarked a total of P100 million for 2020 community services and peace-building programs of the region’s cross-section police regional advisory council.
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Pinoy Pride: All-girl chorale takes home gold awards from Slovakia competition
All-girl Woodrose chorale is the lone representative from Asia for the 4th International Festival for Advent and Christmas Music in Slovakia from December 6-8 The  girls also performed during the non-competition days at  the Jesuit [Read More]
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SEA Games medalists from Mindanao to get cash reward
  BUTUAN CITY ---- Athletes from Butuan and Zamboanga cities who bagged medals for the country during the 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games will receive cash rewards from their local governments to honor their accomplishments. In Butuan, councilor Cromwell Nortega said the city council passed two resolutions commending the athletes for their noteworthy achievements and approving cash incentives for each of them. One athlete is Dave Cea, 21, who reigned over the Taekwondo Men's under-74 kilograms (light) category, securing the gold medal after a 10-5 win over NutthaweeKlompong of Thailand. Cea, of Purok 4 in Barangay Tagabaka, competed in the SEA Games for the first t...Keep on reading: SEA Games medalists from Mindanao to get cash reward
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Go commends PH surfer Casogay for saving competitor during SEA Games
    MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Christopher "Bong" Go commended Filipino surfer Roger Casogay for saving his competitor during a surfing competition at the 30th Southeast Asian (Sea) Games.   The senator filed a resolution last Dec. 10 to commend Casogay for his "exhibiting acts of heroism and bravery."   Instead of going for the gold medal, Casogay opted to save his Indonesian competitor Arip Nurhidayat who was getting hit by big waves after his leash got detached from his surfboard. "In interviews, Casogay humbly said that it's normal for surfers to help one another. His statement gives us a glimpse of the spirit of brotherhood and cam...Keep on reading: Go commends PH surfer Casogay for saving competitor during SEA Games
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Turn off, tune in: theater, concert fans forced to go phone-free
When Adam Weiss arrived at a New York theater to see a Broadway show, he was dismayed to learn he would have to lock up his cell phone. The team behind "Freestyle Love Supreme," an improvisation comedy show co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda of "Hamilton" musical fame, requires audience members to keep their mobiles in a locked pouch during the performance. "It's a bit like being without a part of myself," the 39-year-old Weiss said. But once the show began, worries over what he might miss online faded. "I actually didn't think about it, once it was gone," he told AFP. Weiss's experience is part of a growing trend at concerts, theatrical performances and even art exhibit...Keep on reading: Turn off, tune in: theater, concert fans forced to go phone-free
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Duterte appoints Nur Misuari as PH’s special economic envoy in OIC
  MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari as Special Economic Envoy on Islamic Affairs to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).   In a statement from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Duterte made the announcement during the meeting between government and MNLF on "remaining commitments in the Tripartite Review Process (TRP) of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement" on Friday.   The OIC, along with the government and MNLF, led the TRP which was concluded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last January 2016.   Duterte said the MNLF founder will he...Keep on reading: Duterte appoints Nur Misuari as PH’s special economic envoy in OIC
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Commentary: Evidence-based not reactive policies on waste management
As governments and companies alike go to new depths in searching for solutions and alternatives, the policy discourse in the Philippines has instead simply focused on plastic bans and more taxes. 
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Women turn to apps, podcasts to explore sexuality through sound
A new generation of women is launching podcasts, websites and apps featuring erotic content that prioritizes the female perspective --- all in the name of improving sexual wellbeing. At the outset, these women were looking for a middle ground between erotic literature, which falls short on fulfilling all of the senses, and porn films, which don't leave much to the imagination. "I would rather listen to erotica than see it because just as I do with books, I like to visualize myself instead of seeing someone else," says Yves, who only gave her first name. Yves uses Dipsea, one of the three major female-focused sex-positive platforms launched within the last 18 months, along wi...Keep on reading: Women turn to apps, podcasts to explore sexuality through sound
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US Senate resolution vs De Lima detention tramples on sovereignty — Palace
Malacañang on Saturday expressed its “grave concern” on a recently approved United States Senate resolution that calls for the release of detained Sen. Leila de Lima.
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Star Wars fans camp outside LA theater week before film opens
Obsessed Star Wars fans with sleeping bags and a portable movie projector have started camping outside Hollywood's Chinese Theatre, more than a week before the blockbuster begins playing. Roughly 20 sci-fi lovers were in place Thursday, seven days before doors swing open for the first preview screening of the much-hyped, saga-concluding "The Rise of Skywalker." Organizers expect that number to swell to 150 in the coming days, with fans of all ages traveling from as far as the United Kingdom and Japan to see the movie first at the iconic venue where the original "Star Wars" premiered in 1977. "When Star Wars comes, you put everything on hold --- it's like having a baby," said...Keep on reading: Star Wars fans camp outside LA theater week before film opens
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Military detonates 500-lb bomb in Marawi
ILIGAN CITY ---- The military's Explosive and Ordnance Disposal Team detonated on Saturday, December 14, a 500-pound bomb that did not explode when dropped by an Air Force unit at the height of the five-month-long siege of Marawi City in 2017. Lt. Col. Elmer Oamil, deputy commander of Joint Task Group Builder, which oversees the security of debris-clearing operations in the city, said the bomb was the 42nd they disposed of. Oamil said Army engineers found the weapon underneath a ruined building, which had yet to be demolished in lakeside Barangay Sabala Manao. The bomb was detonated in the same place where it was found, around 10 a.m. on Saturday. Blast walls were installed to c...Keep on reading: Military detonates 500-lb bomb in Marawi
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4.4-magnitude quake hits Davao Oriental
        MANILA, Philippines -- A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Oriental on Saturday afternoon, state seismologists said.   In an earthquake bulletin, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tremor hit 49 kilometers (kms) southeast of Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental at 2:39 p.m.   The earthquake, which was of tectonic origin, has a depth of 70 kms.   Phivolcs said no aftershocks or damage are expected from the tremor.   Edited by JPV...Keep on reading: 4.4-magnitude quake hits Davao Oriental
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WATCH: Aljur Abrenica singing to Kylie Padilla before she gave birth
Enduring pregnancy and childbirth is a true feat, as father of two Aljur Abrenica would know. He showed support for wife Kylie Padilla by singing to her as they waited for their second child to be born. The moment between husband and wife was caught on video, with the couple in an embrace as Abrenica sang. Padilla shared it on her Instagram today, Dec. 14. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6Ccpwqh2Fb/ She recalled, "I asked my husband to sing for me because I found it soothing to hear his voice up until I reached 9cm and my water broke." She admitted, "Then I think I was punching him by then lol. MASAKIT (painful)." Struggling through the pain brought baby Axl Romeo into ...Keep on reading: WATCH: Aljur Abrenica singing to Kylie Padilla before she gave birth
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PNP allays fears on recent fake abduction videos
  MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine National Police (PNP) has allayed fears triggered by incidents of viral videos on the alleged abductions of persons for "organ harvesting" circulating online, noting that some of the online videos are fake.   "The Philippine National Police allayed public fears fomented by the recent series of online viral videos of alleged abduction of persons for organ harvesting and the recent incident on the alleged abduction of Chines nationals," PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said in a statement on Saturday.   Banac also assured the public that the PNP-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) is thoroughly probing the series of...Keep on reading: PNP allays fears on recent fake abduction videos
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Magalong asked to lift vegetable truck ban due to yuletide demand
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet ---- The vegetable industry here has asked Baguio City to lift its truck ban due to a high Manila demand for produce during the yuletide. Benguet is Luzon's major supplier of carrots, cabbages, lettuce, cauliflower, and other salad vegetables, but vegetable distributors are allowed to travel to Manila through Baguio only on certain hours of the day. Ordinance No. 5, which was issued in 2017 to deal with Baguio's traffic problems, bans heavy equipment, trailer trucks, dump trucks, and other vehicles with a gross weight capacity of 4,500 kilograms along the main city roads from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Truckers, which haul the produce from th...Keep on reading: Magalong asked to lift vegetable truck ban due to yuletide demand
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Italy legalizes weaker form of cannabis
Italy's parliament legalized the production and sale of a weaker form of cannabis this week, ending months of uncertainty for farmers and sellers. Tobacconists and specialized shops will be allowed to stock cannabis products, which must not contain more than 0.5% of the psychoactive compound THC, from January 1. Parliament approved the amendment overnight on Thursday after a long-running row pitching former interior minister Matteo Salvini against small business owners and the agriculture lobby. Far-right leader Salvini had vowed to close all shops selling so-called cannabis light. Italy's agriculture association Coldiretti welcomed parliament's move, noting that the area...Keep on reading: Italy legalizes weaker form of cannabis
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George, Leonard combine for 88 as Clippers beat Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS --- It's hard to stop Paul George. It's hard to stop Kawhi Leonard. It's really hard to stop both at the same time. George and Leonard showed what the Los Angeles Clippers had in mind when they teamed up the superstar duo Friday night. George scored 46 points, Kawhi Leonard had 42 and the Clippers held on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-117 for their fourth consecutive victory. "It's special, two guys offensively," George said. "The thing about it is, we're dishing, finding each other, feeding each other. And then when we have moments to be aggressive, we're looking to get aggressive, attack, look for our shots. It's great when both guys can get it going" Leonard ...Keep on reading: George, Leonard combine for 88 as Clippers beat Wolves
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3 ‘abducted’ Chinese women rescued, 6 Chinese men nabbed in Cavite
SAN PEDRO CITY ---- The police arrested six Chinese nationals for the alleged abduction of three Chinese women in Bacoor City in Cavite province. The police released the identities of the victims in a report on Saturday, but their names were withheld in this report as there were also allegations that the victims were sexually assaulted. Col. Villaflor Bannawagan, chief of the Anti-Kidnapping Group for Luzon, however, said in a phone interview Saturday that Zhou Mei, an employee of a Philippine offshore gaming operator (Pogo), who was abducted in Makati City on Monday, was not among the rescued victims. It appeared that Zhou's abduction was a different case altogether as none of...Keep on reading: 3 ‘abducted’ Chinese women rescued, 6 Chinese men nabbed in Cavite
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PNP: Samar ambush shows NPA’s ‘insincerity’ to give peace a chance
  MANILA, Philippines --- The latest ambush by the New People's Army (NPA) in Borongan, Eastern Samar shows that they are "insincere" to give peace a chance, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Saturday.   In a statement, PNP Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said that the entire police force in "strongest condemnation latest blatant act of un-Christian terror" of the rebels.   The ambush on Friday afternoon killed a police officer and a three-year-old boy.   The ambush happened a week after President Rodrigo Duterte said that he was opening the door for peace talks again after he shut down peace negotiations earlier this year.  ...Keep on reading: PNP: Samar ambush shows NPA’s ‘insincerity’ to give peace a chance
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90s fashion icons now parents to new breed of top models
MANILA, Philippines---"Legacies" win in the recently-concluded Global Asian Model Philippines contest, with two children of former beauty queens and top models copping titles. Joshua De Sequera, son of 90s top model Marina Benipayo, bested 20 other aspirants for the Global Asian Model Philippines title in the male category in ceremonies staged at the Cove Manila club at Okada Manila in Paraaque City on Dec. 13. From a field of 22 female contestants, Ashley Montenegro emerged victorious and took home the Miss Charm Philippines crown. She is the daughter of top models Cara Subijano and Hans Montenegro. The young queen will represent the Philippines in the inaugural Miss Charm ...Keep on reading: 90s fashion icons now parents to new breed of top models
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Tramadol is an odd, unpredictable opioid, scientists say
    Scientists who've studied the curious chemistry of the opioid tramadol use an array of adjectives to describe it: "unpredictable," "messy," "crazy."   Tramadol is unlike most other opioids in that it must pass through the liver to be metabolized into its most potent form. At the same time, it releases another type of drug that acts as an antidepressant because it increases levels of serotonin in the brain, which elevates mood.   But how much opioid and how much antidepressant is released is heavily dependent on users' genetics, said Bertha Madras, professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School. One person might get a potent dose of opio...Keep on reading: Tramadol is an odd, unpredictable opioid, scientists say
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Weinstein lawyer says 98% of creditors agreeing to settle
NEW YORK --- Ninety-eight percent of The Weinstein Co.'s creditors are joining a tentative settlement that plaintiffs say includes $25 million for over two dozen actresses and former employees who claim Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them, a lawyer said Thursday. The attorney, Karen Bitar, provided the estimate to U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer as she said the deal would cover "the overwhelming" number of individuals and entities potentially owed money. Additional money, she said, would be set aside for anyone who did not accept the terms of the settlement. The agreement, which would be limited to $500,000 per person, would require court approval that is unlikely to...Keep on reading: Weinstein lawyer says 98% of creditors agreeing to settle
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Shamcey Supsup turns over Miss Universe donation to PH organizations
MANILA, Philippines---Shamcey Supsup-Lee was formally presented as the new Miss Universe national director for the Philippines in a brief segment at the staging of the 2019 Global Asian Model Philippines contest at the Cove Manila club at Okada Manila in Paraaque Ciy on Dec. 13. Lee, who finished fourth in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paolo, Brazil, turned over $16,500 each to Smile Train Philippines and Hope for Change. The amount came from the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) and Smart Communications. During the presentation, Lee was accompanied by the other top officials of the Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) Inc. Albert Andrada, who designed 2015 Miss Universe P...Keep on reading: Shamcey Supsup turns over Miss Universe donation to PH organizations
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1,314 pass November 2019 PNPA Cadet Admission Exams
  MANILA, Philippines --- More than 1,000 examinees passed the November 2019 Philippine National Police Academy College Admission Test (PNPACAT), the country's police academy announced on Saturday.   In a statement, PNPA director Maj. Gen. Jose Chiquito Malayo said 1,314 out of 17,482 examinees passed the test held on Nov. 10 in 31 testing centers nationwide.   The admission test is the first phase of the screening process for applicants to the police academy. After passing the PNPACAT, applicants to the PNPA still need to pass a neuro-psychiatric examination, a medical and dental examination, a physical fitness test and a panel interview. &nbsp...Keep on reading: 1,314 pass November 2019 PNPA Cadet Admission Exams
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LOOK: Sam Pinto celebrates 30th birthday in splashy yacht party
Actress Sam Pinto celebrated her birthday living out her dream of residing in a yacht. She turned 30 last Wednesday, Dec. 11. Pinto posted pictures from her yacht party in Manila yesterday, Dec. 13. It had a tropical theme that included pillows and sun hats for guests. The birthday girl stood out in a turquoise slip dress, while guests wore all-white outfits. She explained why she chose a yacht for her birthday bash: "Well being a mermaid, I wanted to be in the water and I've always wanted to live in a yacht. When I was younger, that was the dream. Not to buy a house but a yacht and live in it." Joining the party, too, was her fiance, PBA player Anthony Semerad. "...Keep on reading: LOOK: Sam Pinto celebrates 30th birthday in splashy yacht party
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James Palicte dedicates SEA Games gold to dad
MANILA, Philippines---James Palicte struck gold in his first Southeast Asian Games, and his immediate Midas touch was the result of a dream that he and his father Edmundo had. The blazing light welterweight overwhelmed Vietnam's Van Hai Nguyen to take a unanimous decision win in the boxing final of the 2019 SEA Games, in a fight he dedicated to his father. "This was our dad's dream for us brothers to see us win a gold medal in the SEA Games or Asian Games," said Palicte in Filipino. Palicte's brothers Aston and Vincent opted to go the professional route instead of waiting it out in the amateurs, nevertheless the youngest of the trio was proud to accomplish what Edmundo wante...Keep on reading: James Palicte dedicates SEA Games gold to dad
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New Zealand divers attempt to recover last 2 volcano victims
WHAKATANE, New Zealand --- Police divers returned to the waters around New Zealand's volcanic White Island at dawn Saturday to search for the remaining two victims of an eruption that left at least 16 dead and dozens severely burned. Military specialists on Friday recovered six bodies from the island in a carefully planned but risky operation. Two more bodies of victims known to have been on the island could not be located during the four-hour operation, carried out by bomb disposal experts --- six men and two women --- wearing yellow hazmat suits and breathing apparatuses. Police believe one of the missing bodies was sighted in the water close to the island by rescue teams on ...Keep on reading: New Zealand divers attempt to recover last 2 volcano victims
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De Lima on PNP's drug war remark: Mass atrocities are not rehashed narratives
“EJKs are not a mere product of imagination, and more so, the stories of the victims of these mass atrocities are not rehashed narratives."
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Holloway, Nunes eager to show championship form at UFC 245
LAS VEGAS --- With a months-long barrage of trash talk and provocative posturing, Colby Covington and champion Kamaru Usman have infused their welterweight title bout at UFC 245 with political, racial and very personal overtones. Before they get in the cage Saturday night, two of the UFC's most durable, likable champions will entertain the mixed martial arts world without pandering or preening. Max Holloway and Amanda Nunes are among the toughest and winningest fighters of their generation, and their latest title defenses against Alex Volkanovski and Germaine De Randamie are both likely to be more entertaining than the main event bout between two wrestlers who sometimes talk better t...Keep on reading: Holloway, Nunes eager to show championship form at UFC 245
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A$AP Rocky performs in Stockholm months after conviction
STOCKHOLM --- A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper performed Wednesday evening, four months after he was convicted of assault for a violent street brawl. The curtain raised at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe arena to the sight of a stage-wide metal cage enclosing male dancers. They attempted to break free as soon as the rapper began to perform, a not-so-subtle reference to his nearly month-long incarceration this summer pending his trial. But A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, said he wasn't there to talk about his treatment in the hands of the Swedish authorities but to "spread love and have fun." However, the show was peppered with references to his time ...Keep on reading: A$AP Rocky performs in Stockholm months after conviction
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Employer Rewarded his Employee New Smartphone Earned Praise Online
Employer Rewarded his Employee New Smartphone Earned Praise Online An employer who rewarded his employee new smartphone because of its hardship went viral and earned praise online. We can’t deny that it’s so hard to find trustworthy employees. We’re lucky enough if that employee will stay for more than three (3) years. They said that […] The post Employer Rewarded his Employee New Smartphone Earned Praise Online appeared first on Philippine News.
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PHOTOS: Piolo Pascual Performs For Household Helpers In Makati
Piolo Pascual Perfors at ‘Pasko ng Kasambahay’ in Makati PIOLO PASCUAL – Prominent actor Piolo Pascual performed for household helpers in Makati City. Filipino actor, director, singer, and producer Piolo Pascual is considered one for the most remarkable actors in the Philippine entertainment industry. He has done several hit tv-series and films including “Milan,” “The […] The post PHOTOS: Piolo Pascual Performs For Household Helpers In Makati appeared first on Philippine News.
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Antetokounmpo has 37 points, Bucks run win streak to 17
MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter to help the Milwaukee Bucks pull away for their 17th straight victory, 127-114 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. The Bucks overcome Jaren Jackson Jr.'s career-high 43 points. He scored 26 in the third quarter to give Memphis a 95-90 lead heading into the fourth. But Milwaukee outscored Memphis 37-19 in the final period to improve its record to 23-3, keeping pace with the Los Angeles Lakers for the best in the league. The 17-game winning streak is second-longest in franchise history, trailing only a 20-game run in the 1970-71 season. Antetokounmpo converted 12 of 23 shots and ha...Keep on reading: Antetokounmpo has 37 points, Bucks run win streak to 17
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James Harden scores 54 points, Rockets rout Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. --- James Harden found his 3-point shooting touch --- again. Harden scored 54 points, matching the team record of 10 3-pointers he set in Houston's last game in the Rockets' 130-107 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. "I just want to win," Harden said simply. "Whatever it takes." Harden scored 50 or more for the fifth time this season and the fourth time in his last seven games. The rest of the NBA has combined for only five such games this season. Harden was 10 of 15 from long range and 19 of 31 overall from the field. He also had a seven assists, five rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes, receiving a loud ovation from the Orlando crowd when he headed to...Keep on reading: James Harden scores 54 points, Rockets rout Magic
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Palace condemns Samar NPA attack that killed cop, boy, 3
  MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Saturday condemned the ambush by New People's Army (NPA) fighters on a police patrol in Borongan, Eastern Samar, resulting in the death of a policeman and a three-year-old boy.   "The loss of life and the violence experienced by the victims are reprehensible," Presidential Communications secretary and the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) Communications chief Martin Andanar said in a statement.   "We can only imagine the grief of their loved ones who would have spent the Christmas season with them in good health, had it not been for the senseless act of these terrorists. Our thoug...Keep on reading: Palace condemns Samar NPA attack that killed cop, boy, 3
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James, Lakers snap Heat’s home winning streak
MIAMI --- LeBron James compared the game to a heavyweight fight. If so, then the final punch was thrown by the Miami Heat --- and it missed. Anthony Davis scored 33 points, James had 28 while coming within a rebound of a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Heat 113-110 on Friday night. "Two teams that are playing extremely well right now in this part of the season," James said. "Two teams that play physical, play together, play hard. That's why they are where they are at this point in the season and that's why we are where we are." James had 12 assists and nine rebounds and Davis grabbed 10 rebounds. The Lakers improved to 23-3 and remained tied with Milwaukee for...Keep on reading: James, Lakers snap Heat’s home winning streak
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8 Red fighters surrender in Quezon, says PH Army
LUCENA CITY ---- At least eight alleged former New People's Army (NPA) rebels, two them reportedly "child warriors," surrendered to police and Army representatives in General Nakar town in Quezon province. In a press statement issued Friday, Captain Jayrald Ternio, head of the public affairs office of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division, said the surrender took place on December 12. Ternio said the former rebels turned over two shotguns, three handguns, and ammunition. One of the minors is a 13-year-old boy while the other is 17, who was reportedly forced to join the underground movement when he was still 15. "They were forced by the rebels to join their ranks and were forbidden...Keep on reading: 8 Red fighters surrender in Quezon, says PH Army
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PNP under full alert status during holiday season
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday said all police units in Luzon and Visayas will be placed under full alert status for the whole holiday season.   In a statement, PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa ordered full alert status from Dec. 15 (Sunday) at 6 a.m. until Jan. 5, 2020 (Sunday).   Banac said security arrangements in Mindanao are already tight with martial law still in effect.   Almost 70,000 police officers and over 150,000 force multipliers will implement the PNP's Enhanced Managing Police Operations (E-MPO) Strategy to int...Keep on reading: PNP under full alert status during holiday season
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NAIA on Jetstar mishap: Clearing ops ongoing
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport has released a statement clarifying the details and consequences of a Japan-bound Jetstar plane’s failure to take flight on early Saturday morning, leaving a runway non-operational.
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Boy, 13, arrested in killing of Barnard College freshman
NEW YORK --- A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday in the stabbing death of a Barnard College freshman who was approached in a park by as many as three youths as she ventured from her New York City campus on the eve of final exams. The boy was arrested on charges including felony murder, City Corporation Counsel James E. Johnson said in a statement. The teen appeared Friday in family court and is being held in a juvenile detention facility. He is due back in court Tuesday. Rodney Harrison, the New York Police Department's chief of detectives, said on Twitter that one arrest had been made in the killing and "this remains an active investigation." The arrest of such a young su...Keep on reading: Boy, 13, arrested in killing of Barnard College freshman
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Cristine Reyes responds to animal cruelty concerns after dog sledding in Finland
Cristine Reyes has been cherishing her vacation with daughter Amarah in Finland, as they make the most of activities in the snow. However, some have expressed concern that their experience of dog sledding could be exploiting huskies. The comments came after the actress shared videos on her Instagram of their dog-sledding adventure on Wednesday, Dec. 11. https://www.instagram.com/p/B56xITTAWCj/ Amarah was snug in front of her mom during the ride and would politely ask the dogs to go faster. "Husky go fast please," she said repeatedly. While it was no doubt an unforgettable experience, some commenters mentioned that the activity could be animal cruelty. "I cant (sic) hel...Keep on reading: Cristine Reyes responds to animal cruelty concerns after dog sledding in Finland
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2 men found dead inside abandoned white van in Cavite
SAN PEDRO CITY ---- Two men were found dead inside a van abandoned in a vacant lot in Noveleta town in Cavite province. Cavite police director Col. Marlon Santos, in a text message Saturday, said the bodies were on their "initial stage of decomposition" when found. He said the bodies were tied and their heads wrapped in packaging tape. Santos said a resident, around 5:30 p.m. Friday, sought help from the police after he noticed the van, a white Nissan Urvan with plate number NEA9089, abandoned in Barangay San Rafael 4. What drew his attention, even more, was the blood dripping out of the vehicle and the foul smell coming from it. Police were verifying the identities of...Keep on reading: 2 men found dead inside abandoned white van in Cavite
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Euphemism – What Exactly Is A Euphemism? (Answers)
Answers To The Question: What Is A Euphemism? EUPHEMISM – In this article, we will learn and discover more about what a euphemism is, its definitions and some examples. This literary device refers to polite, indirect expressions that replace words or phrases that are harsh or unpleasant. They are also an idiomatic expression that refers […] The post Euphemism – What Exactly Is A Euphemism? (Answers) appeared first on Philippine News.
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