Fronda cops 2nd national chess title

 

 

MANILA, Philippines – Jan Jodilyn Fronda returned to the top of Philippine ladies chess by capturing the national championship Wednesday night, September 11, at the Philippine Academy of Chess Excellence (PACE) in Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.

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China welcomes first deal in trade war it blames on US
BEIJING --- China put a positive face Saturday on a first-step trade agreement that dials down a trade war it blames the U.S. for starting. Chinese experts and news media joined government officials in saying the deal would reduce uncertainty for companies, at least in the short term. But they remained cautious, saying both sides will have to show a willingness to compromise to resolve the more fundamental differences between them. "It at least stabilizes the situation and lays a foundation for the next round of trade talks or canceling additional tariffs in the future," said Tu Xinquan, a professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. "I cannot...Keep on reading: China welcomes first deal in trade war it blames on US
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Sotto to tackle 2020 budget insertions with Lacson, Avisado
MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Vicente Sotto III said he would meet with Sen. Panfilo Lacson and Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado to talk about the alleged last-minute insertions done by the House of Representatives in the proposed 2020 budget. "We will talk about the budget insertions on Monday [Dec. 16]. We will talk about on Lacson's discoveries. And if possible, I hope to talk with Secretary Avisado so we can open our eyes to what they had discovered," Sotto said in Filipino in an interview with AM radio station DWIZ on Saturday. Lacson on Friday disclosed House insertions, which might reach over P83 billion worth of projects, were discovered before the congressional b...Keep on reading: Sotto to tackle 2020 budget insertions with Lacson, Avisado
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WATCH: Cops rescue foreigners abducted, raped in Cavite
https://youtu.be/nds7lv1zPoY MANILA, Philippines --- Members of Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) rescued three Chinese women who were allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted by six Chinese men in Cavite province. In a video from PNP-AKG shared on Saturday, police went to a two-story house in Bacoor, Cavite where they cornered the suspects and found the women with them after receiving confidential information. "Relax, relax. We are police. You are safe," the officers told the women during the operation. According to the PNP-AKG said victims were abducted separately from Dec. 10 to 12. The third victim was abducted around 10 p.m. on Dec. 12 at a casi...Keep on reading: WATCH: Cops rescue foreigners abducted, raped in Cavite
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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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Reed’s caddie out of Presidents Cup after conflict with fan
MELBOURNE, Australia --- The caddie for Patrick Reed will not be on the bag for the final session of the Presidents Cup after shoving a spectator who he felt was encroaching too close to Reed while cursing him. The tour announced the decision after Saturday's dual session, which ended with the International team holding a 10-8 lead. Reed said in a statement he respected the decision and that everyone was focused on winning. Kessler Karain, the brother-in-law of Reed, says he heard heckling for three days at Royal Melbourne, some had taken it too far and he'd had enough. Reed was a singular target of the American team this year because of a rules violation last week in the Ba...Keep on reading: Reed’s caddie out of Presidents Cup after conflict with fan
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CHR to investigate Samar ambush allegedly involving NPA
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will conduct an independent probe into the recent ambush in Borongan, Eastern Samar, that allegedly involved members of the New People's Army (NPA). In a statement issued on Saturday, CHR spokesperson Jacqueline De Guia said that the commission "strongly condemns" the ambush, and denounces "such act of deliberate and arbitrary killing." "The Commission will immediately conduct an independent investigation of the case, especially that there were reports claiming that students were involved in the incident," De Guia said. It was earlier reported that the armed rebels ambushed a police patrol car, killing a police officer...Keep on reading: CHR to investigate Samar ambush allegedly involving NPA
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Police brace for Catalan separatist protest during clásico
BARCELONA, Spain --- Police in Spain's restive northeast are preparing to ensure that next week's clsico soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid won't be adversely affected by a massive protest. Catalan separatists are planning to gather in large numbers around the Camp Nou and possibly carry out actions inside Barcelona's stadium on Wednesday when Madrid comes to play in one of the most watched matches of the season. The heads of the regional police in Catalonia said on Friday there would be a combined 3,000 police officers and private security workers paid by the Barcelona club to guarantee the game is played. "It is a match that requires a special police detail," reg...Keep on reading: Police brace for Catalan separatist protest during clásico
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Gatchalian urges DepEd to enforce anti-bullying measures in schools
MANILA, Philippines ---With the Philippines having a high rate of students being bullied, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Saturday called on the Department of Education to enforce anti-bullying measures in schools. Gatchalian made the call after the results of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) global education survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that 65% of Filipino participants reported that they had experienced bullying at least a few times a month, compared to an average of 23% among 79 countries that participated in the survey. The study also showed that the Philippines had the lowest ranking in reading and se...Keep on reading: Gatchalian urges DepEd to enforce anti-bullying measures in schools
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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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Hong Kong police make 3 arrests in another explosives case
HONG KONG --- Hong Kong police said they arrested three men Saturday for testing homemade explosives that they suspect were intended for use during protests. The arrests are the latest in a rash of explosives-related cases police say they've uncovered since protests erupted in June over a proposed extradition law and snowballed into an anti-government movement. On Monday, police said they defused two homemade bombs packed with nails. Police suspect they may have been intended for use against officers. Police said the bombs were to be triggered with cellphones. In July, police announced the seizure of about 2 kilograms of TATP, which has been used in militant attacks worldwid...Keep on reading: Hong Kong police make 3 arrests in another explosives case
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Shabu seized, 3 suspects held in Zamboanga buy-bust
A kilogram of suspected crystal meth or shabu was seized from three drug suspects in a buy-bust operation on Thursday evening. A report of Edgar T. Jubay, acting director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 9, showed that the illegal substance is worth P6.8 million. PDEA agents and members of the Zamboanga City police conducted the operation in a pension house along Gov. Camins Avenue around 8 p.m. The confiscated substance was wrapped in white transparent vacuum-sealed plastic and was further placed in a tea pack. Jubay identified the arrested suspects as Nurhasan Tawasil Atari, male, 31, of Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City; Nur-hati Imlan Ajibon, female, ...Keep on reading: Shabu seized, 3 suspects held in Zamboanga buy-bust
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This Is Not a Drill: Aesop Is Opening in Manila in 2020
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De Lima says US lawmakers support due to worsening rights crisis in PH
    MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday said lawmakers in the United States are supporting her due to the worsening human rights crisis in the Philippines.   "These lawmakers have come together to support me, not just because of the injustice done to me, but more importantly because of the worsening human rights situation in the Philippines, and its impact on our democracy," the senator said in a dispatch from Camp Crame on Saturday.   De Lima said this after a US Senate panel approved a resolution prompting the Philippine government to free De Lima, who is detained at Camp Crame in Quezon City on drug charges, and dismiss...Keep on reading: De Lima says US lawmakers support due to worsening rights crisis in PH
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North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site
  SEOUL, South Korea --- North Korea said Saturday that it successfully performed another "crucial test" at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclear deterrent.   The test possibly involved technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially reach the continental United States.   The announcement comes as North Korea continues to pressure the Trump administration for major concessions as it approaches an end-of-year deadline set by leader Kim Jong Un to salvage faltering nuclear negotiations.   North Korea's Academy of Defense Science did not specify what was tested on Friday. Jus...Keep on reading: North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site
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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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Protected: #SparklingSMallidays: The Best Gadget Gifts
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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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