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Gretchen Barretto-Annabelle Rama react to ‘Pekeng Pagbabati’ Allegations
These are the reaction of Gretchen Barretto and Annabelle to “pekeng pagbabati” allegations against them Former actress Gretchen Barretto and talent manager Annabelle reacted to the allegations that they only had “pekeng pagbabati”. It can be recalled that Greta and Annabelle incidentally met in a restaurant. Because of that, they had the chance to talk […] The post Gretchen Barretto-Annabelle Rama react to ‘Pekeng Pagbabati’ Allegations appeared first on Philippine News.
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Volcanic Eruption – What Are The Signs Of An Impending Volcanic Eruption?
Answers To The Question: What Are The Impending Signs Of A Volcanic Eruption? VOLCANIC ERUPTION – In this article, we will learn more about the tell-tell signs that a volcano is about to erupt. There are actually several signs that need to be examined depending on how closely monitored a volcano is. Scientists often use […] The post Volcanic Eruption – What Are The Signs Of An Impending Volcanic Eruption? appeared first on Philippine News.
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What Is The Largest Planet In The Solar System? (Answer)
What Is The Largest Planet In The Solar System? (Answer) LARGEST PLANET IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM – In this topic, we will now know and identify the largest planet in the solar system. The solar system is a planetary system in the Milky Way galaxy which is composed of one central star, known as the […] The post What Is The Largest Planet In The Solar System? (Answer) appeared first on Philippine News.
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BREAKING NEWS: Hospital Watchman Shot in Bais City, Negros Oriental
Still Unidentified Persons Shot Hospital Watchman in Bais City, Negros Oriental HOSPITAL WATCHMAN – A watch-person of a hospital in Bais City in Negros Oriental was shot by still unidentified persons in Bais City, Negros Oriental. Every day, several unfortunate incidents are happening in the different parts of the Philippines and even in other countries. […] The post BREAKING NEWS: Hospital Watchman Shot in Bais City, Negros Oriental appeared first on Philippine News.
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Japan Shares Sneak Peak of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Venues, Wows Netizens
Japan Shares Photos of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Venues Amaze Netizens Japan shares some photos of the venues and shows that they are ready for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The country that will host the 2020 Olympics shared a sneak peek of the sports venues that are going to be used in the sports meet. […] The post Japan Shares Sneak Peak of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Venues, Wows Netizens appeared first on Philippine News.
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Carlos Yulo – How Much Money Did He Get For SEA Games Golds
How Much Did Carlos Yulo Earn For 7 SEA Games Medals? CARLOS YULO – The athlete was given the name “Golden Boy” after bagging 7 medals in several events in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Because of this, Yulo would surely get compensated with incentives. But, just how much would the Golden Boy get? Yulo […] The post Carlos Yulo – How Much Money Did He Get For SEA Games Golds appeared first on Philippine News.
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Young Mom Who Wish To Receive iPhone 11 Pro Max Surprised by Partner
Young Mom Receives iPhone 11 Pro Max From Her Partner A young mom has been surprised by her beloved partner after posting on Facebook that she wants to receive iPhone 11 Pro Max as a gift. Over the past few weeks, everyone is already busy buying grocery items and gifts for the upcoming Christmas Day. […] The post Young Mom Who Wish To Receive iPhone 11 Pro Max Surprised by Partner appeared first on Philippine News.
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Elderly ‘bookies’ bet collector held in Quezon
LUCENA CITY ---- Police arrested a 71-year-old widower as an alleged bets collector for illegal operation of the government-run Small Town Lottery (STL) or "bookies" in Mauban town in Quezon province on Friday, police said. Calexto Villania was arrested while collecting money bets for local "bookies" in Barangay Polo around 8:35 p.m., Colonel Audie Madrideo, Quezon police chief, said in a report. Authorities confiscated several bet collection lists, two calculators and P3,490 cash in different denominations from the suspect. Police said the suspect failed to produce a permit and legitimate identification cards issued by Pirouette Gaming Corp., the licensed STL operator in the pr...Keep on reading: Elderly ‘bookies’ bet collector held in Quezon
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Plane bound for Japan veers off Naia runway
  MANILA, Philippines --- A plane bound for Japan veered off a runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) while preparing for take-off in the early hours of Saturday. A statement released by the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said Jetstar Asia flight GK40 bound for Narita overshot the turn, causing the front and right landing gears to veer off towards the runway safety area at 2:32 a.m. All 140 passengers on board were declared safe and were brought back to Naia Terminal 1, the Miaa added. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, meanwhile, issued a noticed stating that runways 13-31 were closed for operations because of the incident. ...Keep on reading: Plane bound for Japan veers off Naia runway
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US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate region
BANGKOK --- China's activities in territory it claims in the South China Sea are meant to intimidate other nations in the region, the commander of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet said Friday. Adm. John Aquilino said China's actions, including constructing islands in the disputed waters, are intended to project its military capacity. He told journalists at a briefing in the Thai capital Bangkok that in addition to installing anti-aircraft and anti-ship missile systems and radar jamming equipment, China has recently landed bombers on runways on some of the man-made islands it built atop coral reefs and lagoons that dot one of the world's busiest waterways. He said it was clear t...Keep on reading: US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate region
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Kitty Duterte Flaunts Her Curves, Netizens Have These Reactions
Kitty Duterte has this photo circulating on social media flaunting her curves Presidential daughter Kitty Duterte flaunted her curves through a photo posted on her social media account and this received various reactions from netizens. Kitty or Veronica is the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte with partner Honeylet Avancena. Just like a normal teenager or […] The post Kitty Duterte Flaunts Her Curves, Netizens Have These Reactions appeared first on Philippine News.
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Lea Salonga Thanks U2 For Featuring Her As Women’s Icon During HERstory Tribute
Lea Salonga Thanks U2 In Post on Her FB Account LEA SALONGA – Lea Salonga thanked U2 for featuring her as among the women’s icon during their concert at the Philippine Arena. The Irish Rockband U2 visited the Philippines for their “Joshua Tree Tour.” Their concert was held at the Philippine Arena. Days before their […] The post Lea Salonga Thanks U2 For Featuring Her As Women’s Icon During HERstory Tribute appeared first on Philippine News.
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FTC may try to block Facebook from integrating apps
SAN FRANCISCO --- Facebook's stock dropped almost 3% in regular trading after news reports suggested that the FTC may take antitrust action to prevent Facebook from integrating its disparate messaging apps. The reports said the Federal Trade Commission may seek a court injunction that would block Facebook's "interoperability" plans for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, which involves revising them to use the same underlying software. Both the FTC and Facebook declined to comment on the reports. Facebook has been planning to integrate the apps since early 2019. Federal regulators are concerned that Facebook's plan could make it hard to break up the company should th...Keep on reading: FTC may try to block Facebook from integrating apps
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LIST: Cancelled Flights (Domestic) This December 14
Here Is A List Of Cancelled Flights (Domestic) This December 14 CANCELLED FLIGHTS – Budget carrier Cebu Pacific recently cancelled flights (domestic) this December 14, 2019 (Saturday). According to GMA News, air travel was suspended due to the stalled plane from Jetstar airways at one of the runways of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Here […] The post LIST: Cancelled Flights (Domestic) This December 14 appeared first on Philippine News.
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John Lennon’s Glasses – How Much Do They Sell For?
How Much Does John Lennon’s Glasses Sell For? JOHN LENNON’S GLASSES – A pair of John Lennon’s sunglasses were sold at a London auction for £137,500 or P9.2 million. John Lennon, a member of the legendary music icon, The Beatles, was one of the most famous names in the music industry. His songs revolutionized the […] The post John Lennon’s Glasses – How Much Do They Sell For? appeared first on Philippine News.
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Belgian carnival removed from UNESCO list over racism row
BOGOTA, Colombia --- A famous Belgian carnival was removed from the U.N.'s cultural heritage list on Friday following complaints that its most recent edition contained blatant displays of anti-Semitism. The Aalst carnival was taken off UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list during a meeting in Colombia's capital city, becoming the first cultural tradition stricken from the U.N.'s global inventory of cultural practices. The festivity was criticized by anti-discrimination groups after this year's edition included a float depicting Jews with sidecurls and oversized noses atop piles of money. A document filed by UNESCO's secretariat said the event goes against the organization's pr...Keep on reading: Belgian carnival removed from UNESCO list over racism row
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Woman Who Assaulted Saleslady In Cebu City “Mentally Ill”
Woman Who Assaulted Saleslady In Cebu City “Mentally Ill” CEBU CITY – Medelina Yamazaki, the woman who assaulted a promodizer in a mall in Cebu City, was diagnosed with mental illness. Yamazaki was the woman in a viral video where she threw a lot of items, including a humidifier, to the saleslady Jennifer Fabiliar. She […] The post Woman Who Assaulted Saleslady In Cebu City “Mentally Ill” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Here's Where to Go If You Want to Squeeze in a Free Workout This Holiday Season
It's sweat session in a neighborhood park.
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How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot
WASHINGTON --- The limited trade deal that the Trump administration and Beijing announced Friday means Americans will avoid a holiday tax increase on imported toys, clothing and smartphones. U.S. farmers can sell more soybeans and pork to China. And American companies should face less pressure to hand over trade secrets to Beijing. But what the administration gained from the so-called Phase 1 deal that President Donald Trump celebrated falls well short of the demands the president issued when he launched a trade war against Beijing 17 months ago. Further rounds of negotiations will be required to achieve a more significant agreement. Still, Friday's preliminary agreement manage...Keep on reading: How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot
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Easterlies to bring cloudy skies with chance of rain over Visayas, Mindanao
  MANILA, Philippines --- The easterlies will bring cloudy skies with a chance of rain over Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Saturday. In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that the easterlies will bring cloudy skies with rain showers with isolated thunderstorms over eastern Visayas and Caraga. Pagasa added that the easterlies will also bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showersover Palawan and the rest of Visayas and Mindanao. Residents living in the aforementioned areas were advised to brace for possible flash floods or rain-induced landsli...Keep on reading: Easterlies to bring cloudy skies with chance of rain over Visayas, Mindanao
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Bais Eiffel Tower, Bais City Created Replica of Famous Tower in Paris
Bais City, Negros Oriental Created a Replica of Famous Paris Eiffel Tower Bais City, Negros Oriental recreated their own replica of the famous tower in the city of love Paris the “Eiffel Tower” for this Christmas season. Every Christmas season, local governments around the world including the Philippines exerting efforts to brighten up their parks […] The post Bais Eiffel Tower, Bais City Created Replica of Famous Tower in Paris appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kris Aquino Ex-Business Partner Nicko Falcis Arrested On Arrival At NAIA
Kris Aquino’s Ex-Business Partner Nicko Falcis Arrested At NAIA KRIS AQUINO – The ex-business partner of actress Kris Aquino, Nicko Falcis, was arrested upon his arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). In October 2018, Kris Aquino filed a criminal complaint against her former business partner Nicardio “Nicko” Falcis II. He allegedly used the funds […] The post Kris Aquino Ex-Business Partner Nicko Falcis Arrested On Arrival At NAIA appeared first on Philippine News.
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Harvey Weinstein’s bail hiked over allegations he disabled monitor
NEW YORK --- A judge Wednesday hiked Harvey Weinstein's bail over allegations he mishandled or disabled his electronic ankle monitor dozens of times in recent months. Judge James Burke gave Weinstein three options to cover a new bail of up to $5 million and warned the disgraced movie mogul that he'll face jail if other issues crop up. Weinstein, who had been free on $1 million bail, agreed to meet the obligation by putting up $2 million in cash and other assets through a bail bondsman. Weinstein, 67, leaned on a walker as he came and went from a New York City courthouse for a hearing on prosecutors contention that he had tinkered with the monitoring device. He looked frai...Keep on reading: Harvey Weinstein’s bail hiked over allegations he disabled monitor
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PHOTOS: Gridlock Near Starmall Alabang Sparks Netizens’ Reaction
Photos Of Gridlock Near Starmall Alabang Sparks Netizens’ Reaction STARMALL ALABANG – Photos showing a gridlock near Starmall Alabang went viral on social media and sparked netizens’ reaction. We always experience heavy traffic in our daily lives. The last thing we would expect in such traffic is a gridlock. By definition, a gridlock is a […] The post PHOTOS: Gridlock Near Starmall Alabang Sparks Netizens’ Reaction appeared first on Philippine News.
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LANY Back In Philippines To Headline Music Fest In Cebu City
LANY Back In Philippines To Perform At Music Festival In Cebu LANY BACK IN PHILIPPINES – Indie pop ban, LANY is going back to the Philippines once again to headline a music festival in Cebu. LANY is best known for its melancholic pop songs like Malibu Nights, ILYSB, and Super Far. The band was formed […] The post LANY Back In Philippines To Headline Music Fest In Cebu City appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kapamilya It’s Showtime – December 14, 2019 Episode (Live Streaming)
Watch: Live Streaming of Kapamilya It’s Showtime – December 14, 2019 (Saturday) Episode Watch and enjoy the live streaming of the popular ABS-CBN noontime variety show Kapamilya It’s Showtime for December 14, 2019 (Saturday) episode. ‘Its Showtime’ is one of the most popular television shows that hooked thousands of Filipino viewers in the Philippines and […] The post Kapamilya It’s Showtime – December 14, 2019 Episode (Live Streaming) appeared first on Philippine News.
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JUST IN: 3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Davao City
Davao City Hit by Earthquake with 3.1 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.1 magnitude quake in Davao City, December 14, 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. […] The post JUST IN: 3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Davao City appeared first on Philippine News.
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Filipino dead as Togo pirates release Greek ship
ATHENS, Greece--Suspected pirates in Togo have released a Filipino and two other crew members of a Greek oil tanker seized in November, but another Filipino seafarer died in captivity, the ship managers said Friday. European Products Carriers Ltd said the three men "are safe and well, have had medical checks and are currently being debriefed by the local authorities prior to returning home to the Philippines, Greece and Georgia respectively." "It is with great sadness, however, that the managers must confirm that the fourth crew member, a Filipino national, kidnapped and held hostage, has died," the company said in a statement. "Next of kin in the Philippines are being informed...Keep on reading: Filipino dead as Togo pirates release Greek ship
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Cesar Apolinario’s Death: GMA-7 Network Releases Statement
GMA-7 Network Issues Statement on Cesar Apolinario’s Death CESAR APOLINARIO’S DEATH – The GMA-7 network released a statement over the sudden passing of Cesar Apolinario. Currently, the GMA-7 network is grieving over the passing of Cesar Apolinario, a GMA News reporter and a film director. He has been on the service for several years and […] The post Cesar Apolinario’s Death: GMA-7 Network Releases Statement appeared first on Philippine News.
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2 Dead Bodies Found Inside Abandoned Van In Cavite
Authorities Find 2 Dead Bodies In Abandoned Van In Cavite 2 DEAD BODIES – Authorities have discovered 2 dead bodies inside an abandoned white van in Noveleta Cavite. Recently, there have been several van-related incidents happening in the Philippines. On Tuesday, a video of a woman being kidnapped in a van in Makati went viral. […] The post 2 Dead Bodies Found Inside Abandoned Van In Cavite appeared first on Philippine News.
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These Off-Menu Dishes at a mano Are Your Cue to Go Back, Stat
Have you tried the Ravioli al Uovo?
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PAGASA: Northeast Monsoon To Bring Rains Over Parts of PH
Northeast Monsoon To Bring Rains Over Parts of Philippines, PAGASA Says WEATHER UPDATE – The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that the northeast monsoon is expected to bring rains over parts of the Philippines. On Saturday (December 14, 2019), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. […] The post PAGASA: Northeast Monsoon To Bring Rains Over Parts of PH appeared first on Philippine News.
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Cesar Apolinario Cause of Death Revealed – GMA Reporter Died At 46
Here’s Cesar Apolinario’s Cause of Death at 46 Years Old CESAR APOLINARIO’S CAUSE OF DEATH – Here is GMA News reporter Cesar Apolinario’s cause of death. Yesterday, December 13, 2019, many were shocked and saddened when the friends and colleagues of Cesar Apolinario confirmed his death. Aside from being a prominent reporter of GMA News, […] The post Cesar Apolinario Cause of Death Revealed – GMA Reporter Died At 46 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Iraq’s top Shiite cleric condemns gruesome hanging of teen
BAGHDAD --- Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Friday denounced the killing of a teenager whose body was strung up by his feet from a traffic pole in a Baghdad square, as conflicting versions emerged about what led to the 16-year-old's death. Security officials initially told The Associated Press that he had been beaten to death by an angry mob after he killed four anti-government protesters and two shopkeepers in a shooting spree. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with briefing regulations, provided what they said were the names of four of those killed, saying they ranged in age from 18 to 31. Spokespersons for the ministries of interior and health said Frida...Keep on reading: Iraq’s top Shiite cleric condemns gruesome hanging of teen
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Study shows hostility toward journalists by Trump fans
NEW YORK --- It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats, but a study released Thursday found that's much more the case for supporters of President Donald Trump. The Pew Research Center study looks at viewpoints on the ethical standards of journalists and whether they act in the best interests of the public. The study found that 17% of Republicans who somewhat approve of Trump's performance said they believe journalists have very low ethical standards, and 12% of "never-Trump" Republicans felt that way. However, 40% of Republicans who strongly approve of Trump agree that reporters have very low ethical standards. Ano...Keep on reading: Study shows hostility toward journalists by Trump fans
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Cheap Eats: Discounts and Freebies From December 14 to 20
It's the most wonderful time of the year to feast!
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FVR to Duterte: Gov’t gave its word in water deals
  Former President Fidel V. Ramos has vouched for the integrity of his administration's water concession agreements with two of the country's biggest conglomerates, which had angered President Duterte who said they contained onerous provisions. In a Dec. 4 letter to the President, a copy of which was obtained by the Inquirer on Friday, the 91-year-old Ramos recalled that the privatization of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) in 1997 and the concession agreements were designed to provide water and sanitation to the sprawling Philippine capital, "which at that time was facing a water crisis." First of its kind "The success of this agreement has brought abo...Keep on reading: FVR to Duterte: Gov’t gave its word in water deals
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Usec Villar inhibits from DOJ review of water concession deals
A top justice department official has been told by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra not to take part in the review and a planned renegotiation of the 1997 concession agreements with Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. to avoid suspicions of conflict of interest. The official, Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, is the wife of Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, whose family owns PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp., which distributes water outside Metro Manila. She was appointed to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in July last year. Guevarra on Friday said Villar had acted professionally in the evaluation of the concession agreement, but admitted a...Keep on reading: Usec Villar inhibits from DOJ review of water concession deals
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PNP’s P 289-M body cams to be distributed based on ‘drug affectation’
Police officers will soon be using body cameras during anticrime operations with the purchase of P289 million worth of the equipment, the Philippine National Police announced on Friday. In a statement, Police Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, PNP officer in charge, said an initial 2,696 body cameras will be purchased, which will livestream police operations. "This system is expected to equip our police units in support [of] our anticriminality and antiterrorism operations including mission-essential equipment for mobility and investigation," Gamboa said. But not every police officer, and not every police station, will have this equipment, said Police Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, PNP spokespe...Keep on reading: PNP’s P 289-M body cams to be distributed based on ‘drug affectation’
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NCRPO chief under fire from National Press Club
The National Press Club (NPC) accused the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) chief of physically stopping a television news reporter from interviewing him on Friday morning, in the latest in a series of allegations that the metro's top police official was "antipress." Paul Gutierrez, vice president of NPC, the oldest professional association of journalists in the country, on Friday said NCRPO chief Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas had placed his hand across the mouth of a female GMA 7 television reporter, who approached him for a brief interview. The reporter, who declined to comment and to be identified pending an investigation of the incident by her network, was one of th...Keep on reading: NCRPO chief under fire from National Press Club
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Catriona Gray now a Kapamilya; joins pool of celebrity authors
Miss Catriona Gray just added a new chapter in her life The Miss Universe 2018 signed a contract with ABS-CBN’s  publishing Arm last Thursday Her book “Conquering Your Universe” will be published in 2020 by [Read More]
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‘Van kidnapping’: Five ways to stay safe on city streets
Earlier this week came a report about a Grade 10 student who managed to escape an alleged kidnapping. She was on her way to school at 6 a.m. when a group of men tried to force her into a white van. She managed to escape when a student passerby pulled her away. The incident was the first confirmed attempted kidnapping case following weeks of reports about students and children missing. On Dec. 3, the Manila Police District denied a rumored kidnapping involving a white van along Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in Sta. Ana, Manila. On Dec. 4, Pasay City police chief Bernard Yang confirmed that nine Pasay residents, aged 15 to 23, had indeed gone missing from Nov. 20 to 22. In the wake...Keep on reading: ‘Van kidnapping’: Five ways to stay safe on city streets
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Funds for contraceptive implants scrapped; PopCom alarmed
Senate President Vicente Sotto III's "regrettable" move to scrap the P195-million budget meant for contraceptive implants would only worsen the problem of teenage pregnancy, the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) warned on Friday. PopCom executive director Juan Antonio Perez III explained that the progestin subdermal implants cater mainly to young mothers, so that removing access to them would hamper "efforts to reduce repeat teen pregnancies across the Philippines," which have become "a national social emergency," according to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia. Based on PopCom's data, the country needs a supply of 200,000 implants every six months. Wit...Keep on reading: Funds for contraceptive implants scrapped; PopCom alarmed
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Gov’t film defending Duterte drug war eyes int’l viewers
Barely two months after the movie "On the President's Orders" made the rounds of European and US cinemas to present what its award-winning filmmakers described as a "cinematic investigation" of the country's bloody war on drugs, the Philippine government is coming up with an onscreen rebuttal. A documentary titled "Gramo" will show a "balanced picture'' of President Duterte's anti-narcotics campaign and inform the global community and the international media about his administration's efforts to "save" the future of the nation, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Thursday. "By showing all the facts in this documentary, we are hoping for an appreciation of what is re...Keep on reading: Gov’t film defending Duterte drug war eyes int’l viewers
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Mexico’s obese cops get $50 bonus if they do workouts
Mexico City---It's a sunny morning here, and police officers drip with sweat as they do push-ups and squats, part of a program for overweight cops in one of the world's most obese countries. The two dozen officers grimacing through their workout on the pavement of the station house yard---most with round bellies bulging beneath their drenched T-shirts---are just a handful of the more than 1,000 across the capital who have enrolled in the program, "Healthy Police." They get a bonus of 1,000 pesos (about $50) a month to participate---though judging by the looks on their faces as their instructor shouts encouragement to finish one more set, some of them seem to doubt whether it's wort...Keep on reading: Mexico’s obese cops get $50 bonus if they do workouts
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‘Harry Potter’ theme brings magic to UST’s ‘Paskuhan’
The chilly air, Christmas lights, and students cramming for their finals mean the holiday season is here. For those in the Tomasian community, it means another spectacular "Paskuhan" is just around the corner. Every year, at the start of December, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) celebrates Christmas with "Paskuhan," the universitywide yuletide event. It required endless planning months in advance to create the stunning designs in the campus. Last year, people were in awe of the campus' "Tangled"-inspired lanterns. Now UST is bringing back the magic with a "Harry Potter"-theme "Paskuhan." Magic and spells "Harry Potter" has always been a beloved movie, having transported us to a ...Keep on reading: ‘Harry Potter’ theme brings magic to UST’s ‘Paskuhan’
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ADB lends record $2.5B to PH
The Philippines and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed three loan agreements worth $623 million to reduce youth unemployment, better enforce the country's antitrust law and help the government prepare shovel-ready infrastructure projects under its ambitious "Build, Build, Build" program. ADB vice president for operations Ahmed M. Saeed told reporters that the total loan financing extended by the Manila-based multilateral lender to the Philippines in 2019 amounted to $2.5 billion, the biggest ever in a single year. "This reflects the government's clarity of vision and our strong commitment to supporting your efforts," SaWeed said. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Doming...Keep on reading: ADB lends record $2.5B to PH
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Palace: US panel misled on De Lima
Malacaang on Friday advised the US Senate's foreign relations panel to study the Philippine judicial system after it was "misled" by the opposition and the media into issuing a resolution calling for the release of Sen. Leila de Lima and seeking sanctions against officials responsible for her detention. "Apparently they have been misled by the reports coming from the opposition, as well as media outlets [that have] been biased against the administration," presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo told a television interview. Panelo urged US Sen. Ed Markey and his colleagues to "study our processes here, so they will not make mistakes by just listening to hearsay and what they read ...Keep on reading: Palace: US panel misled on De Lima
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