Hot, humid Sunday nationwide – Pagasa

    MANILA, Philippines --- The entire country will have hot and humid weather on Sunday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). "Para sa magiging taya ng panahon dito sa Luzon, asahan pa rin po natin na magpapatuloy ang mainit at maalinsangang panahon na may mataas na tsansa ng mga thunderstorms lalong-lalo na sa hapon o gabi," Pagasa weather specialist Samuel Duran said said in a public weather forecast. (In Luzon, expect hot and humid weather with a high chance of thunderstorms especially in the afternoon or evening.) "Para naman po sa Visayas at Mindanao, magpapatuloy din po ang mainit at ma...

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Duterte picks OP's Michael Pastores Ong as new appeals court justice
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed an official of the Office of the President as the new Court of Appeals associate justice.
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WATCH: Barbie Imperial still keeps Diego Loyzaga’s gifts, letters despite breakup
Barbie Imperial treated fans to a tour of her room where she showed the gifts and letters from her ex-boyfriend, actor Diego Loyzaga, which she still keeps even after their breakup. The actress had a "breakup memory counter" as she mentioned her recent breakup several times while showing items in her room, as seen in a vlog on her YouTube channel yesterday, June 25. The first thing which brought up the subject was her self-care books, with the actress disclosing that she only started reading such after their breakup last year. Imperial also showed the incense she used to drive away bad spirits, adding that she used it in hopes of feeling better, also after the split. Imperia...Keep on reading: WATCH: Barbie Imperial still keeps Diego Loyzaga’s gifts, letters despite breakup
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Indonesian president to meet Zelensky and Putin to urge peace talks
    JAKARTA --- Indonesian President and G20 chairman Joko Widodo set off on Sunday to Europe where he said he plans to visit Russia and Ukraine and meet with the countries' leaders to urge peace talks. Widodo departed for Germany to attend as a guest for the G7 summit from June 26 to 27, and he will then go to the Ukraine capital Kyiv to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky. "The mission is to ask... President Zelensky to open a dialogue forum for peace, to build peace because the war has to be stopped," he told a press conference in Jakarta. The two leaders will also discuss the food supply chain "that needs to be reactivated" soon, Widodo said. From Kyiv, Wid...Keep on reading: Indonesian president to meet Zelensky and Putin to urge peace talks
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Four G7 powers impose gold export ban on Russia
    ELMAU CASTLE,Germany --- Four G7 powers will ban Russian gold exports in a new bid to stop oligarchs from buying the precious metal to avoid the impact of sanctions against Moscow, Britain said Sunday. The joint action taken by Britain, Canada, Japan and the United States, "will directly hit Russian oligarchs and strike at the heart of (President Vladimir) Putin's war machine," said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Given London's central role in the international gold trade and parallel US, Japanese and Canadian action, "this measure will have global reach, shutting the commodity out of formal international markets," Britain said. Worth 12.6 billion ...Keep on reading: Four G7 powers impose gold export ban on Russia
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Maxene Magalona discovers a book about healthy boundaries
Actress and yoga teacher Maxene Magalona is done reading a book which in essence spoke about having healthy boundaries. Magalona talked about the benefits of reading the book "Set Boundaries Find Peace" as can be seen in her Instagram page today, June 26, where she also showed the book, and herself having a beverage. She quoted the book: "Boundaries are expectations and needs that help you feel safe and comfortable in your relationships. Expectations in relationships help you stay mentally and emotionally well. Learning when to say no and when to say yes is also an essential part of feeling comfortable when interacting with others." Magalona believes the book will help her "stre...Keep on reading: Maxene Magalona discovers a book about healthy boundaries
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Robredo says there is need to discuss giving VP ‘bigger mandate’
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo stressed the need to discuss how to further widen the mandate of the country's second highest official during her weekly radio show on Sunday. Robredo said this during the last episode of her radio show "BISErbisyong Leni" before her term as Vice President ends on the 30th of June. "Kailangan pag-isipan talaga kung papaano mas bibigyan ng mas malaking mandato 'yung VP, kasi sayang kung halimbawa, kung 'di ka masyadong naging creative, sayang 'yung opisina," she added. (We really need to think about how to give the VP a bigger mandate because it would be a waste if, for example, if you fail to be creative, the office won't be pu...Keep on reading: Robredo says there is need to discuss giving VP ‘bigger mandate’
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1stOne, Dione heat up pride-themed Bb. Pilipinas talent competition stage
MANILA, Philippines --- Spectators of the 2022 Binibining Pilipinas pageant's talent competition, both on site and online, got a dose of P-pop (Filipino pop) energy with the livewire performances of boy group 1stOne and female quartet Dione.   The two groups displayed their dance skills and singing prowess at the pageant's preliminary event held at the New Frontier Theater at the Araneta City in Quezon City on June 23, where half of the 40 candidates also showcased their talents.     A wide range of performances graced the stage, with the delegates deploying their pipes, strutting their stuff, and dabbing paintbrushes.   Christine Juliane ...Keep on reading: 1stOne, Dione heat up pride-themed Bb. Pilipinas talent competition stage
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NBA: Blazers guarantee Josh Hart’s salary for 2022-23
The Portland Trail Blazers have fully guaranteed Josh Hart's $12.96 million salary for the 2022-23 season, The Oregonian reported Saturday. The team was facing a Saturday deadline per Hart's contract, according to spotrac.com. Hart, a swingman, is entering the second season of a three-year, $37.9 million deal he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans in August of 2021. There is a mutual option for $12.96 million in 2023-24 as part of the contract. The Trail Blazers acquired Hart from the Pelicans in February as part of the deal in which CJ McCollum was sent to New Orleans. Hart played in just 13 games (all starts) for the Trail Blazers due to injuries but averaged 19.9 p...Keep on reading: NBA: Blazers guarantee Josh Hart’s salary for 2022-23
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Abortion pills to become next battleground in US reproductive fight
    WASHINGTON --- As conservative US states rush to enact abortion bans following the Supreme Court's bombshell decision, the fight over reproductive rights in America is poised to shift to a new battleground: abortion-inducing pills. With little other means at its disposal, the Biden administration will focus on expanding access to abortion pills for women living in states where the procedure is banned or restricted -- while those states and powerful conservative groups are sure to mount legal challenges to prohibit their use. Hours after the high court shredded 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion rights on Friday, President Joe Biden ordered h...Keep on reading: Abortion pills to become next battleground in US reproductive fight
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Far from home, Russian exiles help Ukrainian refugees
    TBILISI--- Political science graduate Yevgeny Zhukov used to own a small coffee shop in Moscow, but when the war in Ukraine began he decided to pack up and leave. Joining the tens of thousands of Russians that have fled their country, Zhukov traveled to neighboring Georgia where he helped set up an NGO to aid Ukrainian refugees. "I couldn't face such injustice and do nothing," Zhukov told AFP. "I made the decision to get a passport and go to Georgia in order to do something, to help somehow," said the 23-year-old, who now aids Ukrainian refugees get medical supplies through the "Emigration for Action" in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. Down in the baseme...Keep on reading: Far from home, Russian exiles help Ukrainian refugees
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Explosions rock Kyiv, as Russians ‘fully occupy’ Severodonetsk
        KYIV -- Explosions rocked Kyiv Sunday morning, a day after a flurry of missiles struck targets across Ukraine and Russian troops "fully occupied" the key industrial hub of Severodonetsk. AFP journalists reported a residential complex near the centre of Kyiv had been hit, causing a fire and cloud of grey smoke. A colleague living in the complex heard a loud buzz preceding the explosions Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who will address G7 leaders on Monday, said cities as far away as Lviv, near the Polish border, had been struck by a wave of attacks Saturday. "This confirms ... that air-defence systems -- the modern systems which...Keep on reading: Explosions rock Kyiv, as Russians ‘fully occupy’ Severodonetsk
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Rita Daniela Confirms Pregnancy on ‘All-Out Sundays’ But…
Rita Daniela will be a mother soon Kapuso singer-actress Rita Daniela confirmed her pregnancy on June 26th Queendom segment of All-Out Sundays. Rita has been in the entertainment industry since she was a kid. She joined in the singing contest Popstar Kids that ran from 2005 to 2007. Limitless Star Julie Anne San was one […] The post Rita Daniela Confirms Pregnancy on ‘All-Out Sundays’ But… appeared first on Philippine News.
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Crossover beauties set sights on Bb. Pilipinas crowns
MANILA, Philippines --- This year's Binibining Pilipinas pageant has gathered one of its most competitive batches in recent years, with the roster of aspirants seeing veterans of local, national and international tilts, as well as noteworthy newbies.   Among the 2022 Bb. Pilipinas lineup of delegates are three crossover beauties who will not stop at anything just to get the coveted crowns they have long been dreaming of.   Elda Louise Aznar from Davao del Sur is giving beauty contests another shot after her participation in last year's virtual edition of the Miss Philippines Earth pageant.   "I want to be the first [Miss Grand International] from the ...Keep on reading: Crossover beauties set sights on Bb. Pilipinas crowns
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Vatican declares Antipolo Cathedral ‘international shrine’; first in PH
  MANILA, Philippines --- The National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage or the Antipolo Cathedral in Antipolo City has been declared an "international shrine" by the Vatican, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said Sunday. The declaration makes the Antipolo Cathedral the country's first international shrine, the third in Asia, and the 11th worldwide. According to the CBCP, the Bishop Francisco de Leon of the Antipolo Diocese confirmed the Vatican's declaration in his homily on Sunday, as he announced that the Vatican approved their petition to grant the shrine that particular privilege. "We received a letter from Rome saying that on...Keep on reading: Vatican declares Antipolo Cathedral ‘international shrine’; first in PH
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World number 1,204 Serena eyes greatest triumph at Wimbledon
Ranked a lowly 1,204 in the world and without a competitive singles match in 12 months, Serena Williams will sweep into Wimbledon targeting what would be her greatest triumph. The seven-time champion at the All England Club will also be chasing down a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. The odds have rarely been so stacked against the great American who can become the first unseeded woman to win Wimbledon. With her 41st birthday just three months away, Williams hasn't played a singles tie on tour since limping out of Wimbledon in tears in the first round against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in 2021. The American star has been frustratingly marooned on 23 Slams since winning ...Keep on reading: World number 1,204 Serena eyes greatest triumph at Wimbledon
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PH poomsae team wins 5 silvers, 3 bronzes in Asian championships
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine poomsae team copped five silver and three bronze medals in the 2022 Asian Taekwondo Championships in Chuncheon, South Korea. Janna Dominique Oliva settled for a runner-up finish in freestyle poomsae individual female over 17, while Darius Venerable also earned a silver medal in the individual male division. Oliva and Venerable also steered the national team to a second-place finish in the freestyle poomsae mixed team over 17 with Justine Kobe Macario, Jeordan Dominguez, and Juvenile Crisostomo. In the recognized poomsae Team Male Under 30, Joaquin Tuzon, Enrico Mella, and Patrick King Perez also finished as runner-ups. Rodolfo Reyes ...Keep on reading: PH poomsae team wins 5 silvers, 3 bronzes in Asian championships
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Lamitan honors Caviteño who resisted Spain, became datu, founded city
Lamitan City commemorated the life, works and examples of good governance of Datu Kalon, who was born Pedro Javier Cuevas.
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LOOK: Rita Daniela pregnant with first child
Rita Daniela is going to be a mom soon as she announced that she is pregnant with her first child in the GMA variety show "All-Out Sundays." The actress-singer revealed her pregnancy after her performance in the said show, as seen on GMA Network's YouTube channel today, June 26. Aside from her announcement, Daniela also expressed her gratitude to the network for their support. "I'm so happy and proud to say that I am soon to be a mother," she said. "Wala naman po akong planong ilihim ito. Naghanap lang po ako ng tamang oras para sabihin and to share the new blessing in my life." (I had no plans of keeping [my pregnancy] secret. I was just looking for the perfect time to shar...Keep on reading: LOOK: Rita Daniela pregnant with first child
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VNL: France gets boosts from returning star, sweeps QC leg
MANILA, Philippines -- Earvin Ngapeth and Stephen Boyer lifted France past Germany, 25-16, 25-19, 19-25, 25-21, to complete a four-game sweep of the Quezon City leg of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ngapeth, who sat out on Saturday's win over Japan, returned to action with 18 points built on 16 attacks and two blocks and had nine digs and four receptions to cap their Philippine leg on a high note. Stephen Boyer was also instrumental with 16 points and six digs as the French Spikers gained the solo lead winning seven of their eight matches before heading to Osaka, Japan for Week 3. "It's always good to win. It's not the good way but i...Keep on reading: VNL: France gets boosts from returning star, sweeps QC leg
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US ban fuels Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon motivation
LONDON - Defending champion Novak Djokovic says he will be extra motivated to claim a fourth successive Wimbledon title as it could be his last Grand Slam action of the year. The 35-year-old Serb missed the Australian Open after being deported for not having been vaccinated against COVID-19 and will not be allowed to compete at the US Open for the same reason. Those decisions have severely impacted Djokovic's hopes of winning the most Grand Slam titles, with Rafa Nadal now holding the record on 22, compared to Djokovic's 20. With Australia enforcing strict entry criteria, it is likely that Wimbledon could be Djokovic's last Grand Slam event until next year's French Open. ...Keep on reading: US ban fuels Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon motivation
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Levin Arguelles to have ‘Gazini moment’ in Mister International PH pageant
MANILA, Philippines --- Levin Carl Arguelles was supposed to represent the Philippines in the 2020 Mister International pageant in Thailand, but the competition was sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic and his global assignment was held in limbo.   After more than two years since the global health crisis rocked the world, the Mister International contest has dusted its gears and is set to mount a competition this year. However, the Philippine franchise has changed hands, and now, the local organizers are different from the one that mounted the national search which proclaimed Arguelles as king.   However, the new Mister International Philippines organization still...Keep on reading: Levin Arguelles to have ‘Gazini moment’ in Mister International PH pageant
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Nadine Lustre Says 2022 Is Like Walking In The Dark, Here’s Why
Nadine Lustre talked about what is happening in her life this year Actress Nadine Lustre said that 2022 feels like she is walking in the dark and here’s the reason behind this. Nadine has been in the industry for many years now and her career and personal life went through a lot already. However, despite […] The post Nadine Lustre Says 2022 Is Like Walking In The Dark, Here’s Why appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bongbong Marcos to designate Zagala as next PSG commander, senior military assistant
MANILA, Philippines --- President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will designate Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala as his senior military assistant (SMA) and as the next commander of the Presidential Security Group (PSG). AFP public affairs office chief Col. Jorry Baclor confirmed this to INQUIRER.net on Sunday, but also clarified that there is no official order for the designation yet. "He will be designated effective June 30 pero wala pang official order (but there is no official order yet)," said Baclor. "But he will be designated for sure kasi si Col. Zagala na 'yung nag-confirm (because Col. Zagala had already confirmed it himself),"...Keep on reading: Bongbong Marcos to designate Zagala as next PSG commander, senior military assistant
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Ukraine gives ICC new purpose after 20 troubled years
      THE HAGUE -- Its first two decades have brought criticism and controversy but as the International Criminal Court marks its 20th birthday the Ukraine war is giving it a new impetus. Since its founding Rome Statute entered force on July 1, 2002, the world's only permanent war crimes court has had a poor record of just five convictions. The Hague-based ICC is also accused of focusing on African suspects and suffers from the absence of key countries like the United States, China, Russia and Israel. But it remains the court of last resort for grave charges such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression, when member states are u...Keep on reading: Ukraine gives ICC new purpose after 20 troubled years
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Saso falters but gains as Chun edges closer to Women's PGA Championship crown
Saso failed to get untracked in a day of tough scoring at the Congressional Country Club course but overcame a two-bogey, one-birdie card after 14 holes with back-to-back birdies from the next to jump from joint 14th to a share of sixth. But she missed a golden chance to gain some ground as she bogeyed the last two holes.
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Active COVID-19 cases in Calabarzon jump to 519
LUCENA CITY --- The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) region jumped to 519 on Saturday, June 15, from only 113 at the start of the month. The latest data from the Health Education and Promotion Unit of the Department of Health (DOH) - Calabarzon showed that 64 new cases were recorded on June 25 at 3 p.m. Health authorities also recorded that 14 patients have recovered while no fatality was listed. The highest new cases daily tally this month was 87 on June 23 and the lowest on June 12 with only 3 cases. The DOH-Calabarzon has already recorded 1,120 COVID-19 cases so far this month, 798 in May, and 1,624 in April. Ca...Keep on reading: Active COVID-19 cases in Calabarzon jump to 519
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Allyson Felix thinks of women’s rights, future after final US race
EUGENE, Ore. - There was a bit of sadness as legendary sprinter Allyson Felix stepped off the track on Saturday after her final US championships. "But I think more than anything this season showed me that I have no doubts about walking away," said America's most decorated track and field athlete who is nearing the end of 19 amazing seasons. "There is nothing left that I have to do," Felix, 36, said. "For the first time in me, I didn't feel I had that fight in me, and that's who I am. And when I felt that I knew there was nothing left to do but be grateful and watch all these amazing athletes." The concluding US championship race came in the women's 400 meters final with Feli...Keep on reading: Allyson Felix thinks of women’s rights, future after final US race
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China still searching for next Yao Ming, 20 years after NBA debut
A languid but deceptively agile player, Yao's gentle personality and wry humour off the court cemented him as a fan favourite and boosted the NBA's popularity in his home nation.
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Ukraine war robs India’s ‘Diamond City’ of its sparkle
  SURAT, India --Yogesh Zanzamera lays out his bed on the floor of the factory where he works and lives, one of around two million Indians polishing diamonds in an industry being hit hard by the Ukraine war. The air reeking from the only toilet for 35-40 people, conditions at workshops like this in Gujarat state leave workers at risk of lung disease, deteriorating vision and other illnesses. But Zanzamera and others like him have other more immediate worries: the faraway war in Europe and the resulting sanctions on Russia, India's biggest supplier of "rough" gemstones and a long-standing strategic ally. "There are not enough diamonds. Because of that, there is not en...Keep on reading: Ukraine war robs India’s ‘Diamond City’ of its sparkle
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Nadal missing old sparring partner Federer in Wimbledon return
LONDON - Rafa Nadal returns to Wimbledon for the first time in three years but it will feel a little odd for the Spaniard who, for the first time at the All England Club, will not have sparring partner Roger Federer for company. Their epic rivalry includes three successive Wimbledon finals from 2006 -- the first two won by Federer and the last by Nadal in unforgettable fashion in 2008. Federer played in the juniors at Wimbledon in 1998 and has been back every year since, winning a record eight titles and establishing himself as the king of the lawns. But the 40-year-old will be absent this year as the 36-year-old Nadal seeks to continue his quest for the calendar year Grand ...Keep on reading: Nadal missing old sparring partner Federer in Wimbledon return
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Do signs point to an Israel-Saudi normalization deal?
        RIYADH -- The United States has hinted that more Arab nations could take steps to improve ties with Israel, ahead of President Joe Biden's trip to the Middle East. All eyes are on Saudi Arabia, which Biden will visit in mid-July after he once vowed to treat the kingdom as a "pariah" state over the 2018 murder and dismemberment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. However, despite the recent signs of a US-Saudi rapprochement, analysts say it is improbable Riyadh will agree to diplomatic ties with Israel -- not during Biden's visit or while King Salman, 86, still reigns. The king's official policy is that there should be no peace with Is...Keep on reading: Do signs point to an Israel-Saudi normalization deal?
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Despite strong summer start, Europe’s aviation industry frets
    ROME -- Air traffic is booming this summer, but after European vacations are over will passenger demand hold up? The question was the focus of the annual congress of the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe in Rome this week, held at the cusp of the approaching peak season. The summer period is shaping up to be by far the best since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis that has severely affected the airline industry since 2020. Some airlines, such as Ryanair, and countries, in particular Greece, have already recovered or even exceeded their 2019 daily flight numbers, according to Eurocontrol, a pan-European air traffic agency. Across the cont...Keep on reading: Despite strong summer start, Europe’s aviation industry frets
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Mount Bulusan update: Fewer volcanic quakes in last 24 hours; Alert Level 1 stays
    LEGAZPI CITY --- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded fewer volcanic earthquakes in Mount Bulusan in the past 24 hours compared to the previous monitoring period. In its Sunday morning bulletin, Phivolcs said only 20 volcanic earthquakes were detected compared to 47 the previous day. The sulfur dioxide flux was measured at 289 tons on June 25. Phivolcs recorded phreatic eruptions on June 5 and June 12 that covered several villages in Sorsogon with ash. The volcano is still inflated and remains under Alert Level 1, which means another phreatic eruption is possible, Phivolcs warned. gsg     &nbs...Keep on reading: Mount Bulusan update: Fewer volcanic quakes in last 24 hours; Alert Level 1 stays
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Summer means suffering: how workers survive intense Gulf heat
    DUBAI -- Like millions of other migrant labourers in the Gulf, one of the world's hottest and driest regions, construction worker B. Sajay does not welcome summer. "We work in very high temperatures, this is the nature of our work. And yes, we suffer from severe heat," the Indian national told AFP in Muscat, the capital of Oman. Although summer has only just begun, temperatures have already topped 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in parts of the desert region, which is bearing the brunt of climate change. Summer means suffering for anyone working outside, along with risks of dehydration, heat stroke and heart failure, and Gulf countries have banned wor...Keep on reading: Summer means suffering: how workers survive intense Gulf heat
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PBA: Meralco failed to match NLEX’s physicality in loss, says coach Black
ANTIPOLO CITY --- Meralco absorbed a 90-75 beating at the hands of sister team NLEX Saturday night at Ynares Center here for a 3-2 record in the PBA Philippine Cup. Chris Newsome and Reynel Hugnatan finished with 17 and 10 points respectively for the only double-digit scores for the club, which is now smack in the middle of the race. Coach Norman Black pinned the blame on his charges for not being able to match the Road Warriors' effort in the contest. "I thought they were physical and we did not react well to their physicality," he told reporters before leaving the hilltop arena. "They controlled the boards and rebounds and dominated the paint area." "Obviously we're mis...Keep on reading: PBA: Meralco failed to match NLEX’s physicality in loss, says coach Black
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Rock-around-Bangkok: Thai air guitar contestants give their all
What happens when Donald Trump, a Bangkok moto-taxi driver, and a Squid Games contestant take the stage in a Bangkok bar late on a Saturday night? It can only mean one thing: an air guitar battle for peace. The cosplaying individuals were gathered at the second annual Thai air guitar championship for the chance to represent Thailand in the beloved World Championships in Finland later this year. The hallowed international event, founded in Finland in 1996 to promote world peace --- "hold air guitars, not guns" is the tongue-in-cheek motto --- has given rise to good-natured and over-the-top competitions around the world. "This is going to be the greatest thing you have never s...Keep on reading: Rock-around-Bangkok: Thai air guitar contestants give their all
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How Lovi Poe adjusted to being a new Kapamilya
Being a new Kapamilya, Lovi Poe initially felt jitters while taping for her first teleserye in ABS-CBN, also admitting that the transition gave her time to adjust to her new environment. "Ever since, I've been a huge fan of ABS-CBN and also Dreamscape, so parang just to be given the opportunity to work with such an amazing team, it's just great. It's my first project (with ABS-CBN), so the transition wasn't the easiest thing," she said during the face-to-face press conference for the TV series "Flower of Evil" last June 20. "My first day on set was difficult, [because it was like] all of a sudden I'm a new environment. Everything's new, everyone's new. It was hard," she added. "I w...Keep on reading: How Lovi Poe adjusted to being a new Kapamilya
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Drought hits Italy’s hydroelectric plants
    ROME -- Hydroelectric power in Italy has plunged this year thanks to a drought that has also sparked water restrictions and fears for agriculture, industry sources said Friday. Hydropower facilities, mostly located in the mountains in the country's north, provide almost one fifth of Italy's energy demands. But the lack of rain is causing problems, at a time when Rome is desperately trying to wean itself off its dependence on Russian gas due to the war in Ukraine. "From January to May 2022, hydro production fell by about 40 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2021," a spokesman for Utilitalia, a federation of water companies, told AFP. "Hydr...Keep on reading: Drought hits Italy’s hydroelectric plants
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Commonwealth nations free to chart own course—Prince Charles
    KIGALI -- Prince Charles told Commonwealth leaders Friday that the choice to become a republic or abandon the queen as head of state was "a matter for each member country to decide". Speaking at the opening of a Commonwealth summit in Rwanda, the British heir to the throne said the 54-member club of mainly former British colonies would always be "a free association of independent, self-governing nations". The Prince of Wales is representing Queen Elizabeth II as the head of the Commonwealth in Rwanda at a time of renewed discussion over its purpose and profile in a modern world. Republican movements are taking root in a number of Commonwealth nations and ...Keep on reading: Commonwealth nations free to chart own course—Prince Charles
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Metro Manila logged most number of new COVID-19 cases — OCTA Research
  MANILA, Philippines --- Quezon City and Metro Manila led the list of cities and regions, respectively, with the most number of new COVID-19 cases recorded on Saturday, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said on Sunday. The Department of Health's COVID-19 tracker on Saturday showed 777 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 6,425. OCTA Research fellow Guido David, in a social media post, said that Quezon City accounted for 74 of the 353 new cases recorded in Metro Manila. The City of Manila had the second most number of new COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila with 52, followed by Makati City (39) and Pasig City (31). Outside the capi...Keep on reading: Metro Manila logged most number of new COVID-19 cases — OCTA Research
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Polish, Ukrainian activists march for LGBTQ rights
    WARSAW -- Ukrainians were among tens of thousands of LGBTQ activists who took part in the Polish capital's Pride parade Saturday, in a country hosting tens of thousands of Ukrainians who have fled the Russian invasion. The march however started with a minute of silence for two people killed in a shooting near a gay bar in Norway's capital Oslo in the early hours of Saturday. Norwegian police have arrested a man suspected of "Islamist terrorism" over the shooting, which also wounded 21 and caused Oslo's Pride to be called off. But Norway's ambassador to Poland Anders Eide said love and justice would "prevail". "Our fight for equal rights for all and our...Keep on reading: Polish, Ukrainian activists march for LGBTQ rights
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Marjorie Barretto to speak up on Dennis Padilla, kids’ relationship ‘in time’
Marjorie Barretto said she will someday speak up on matters involving her ex-husband Dennis Padilla and their kids, after the actor earlier disclosed that he received no greetings from their children on Father's Day. Barretto gave her statement after she was asked about the issue by comedian-talent manager Ogie Diaz during the thanksgiving party of Vice President Leni Robredo and Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan. Diaz talked about his conversation with Barretto in a vlog on his YouTube channel on Friday, June 24. "Regarding sa issue ng tampo ni Dennis Padilla na hindi ito nabati ng kanilang mga anak, sinabi lang ni Marjorie na 'in time' o darating din 'yung oras at panahon na mag...Keep on reading: Marjorie Barretto to speak up on Dennis Padilla, kids’ relationship ‘in time’
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Moscow to send Belarus nuclear-capable missiles within months—Putin
    MOSCOW -- Russia will deliver missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to Belarus in the coming months, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday as he received Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. "In the coming months, we will transfer to Belarus Iskander-M tactical missile systems, which can use ballistic or cruise missiles, in their conventional and nuclear versions," Putin said in a broadcast on Russian television at the start of his meeting with Lukashenko in Saint Petersburg. He also offered to upgrade Belarus' warplanes to make them capable of carrying nuclear weapons, amid soaring tensions with the West over Ukraine. "Many Su-25 (aircrafts) ...Keep on reading: Moscow to send Belarus nuclear-capable missiles within months—Putin
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Barbie Imperial Reveals Gift From Diego Loyzaga that She Won’t Throw Away
Barbie Imperial shared her room tour vlog Kapamilya actress Barbie Imperial revealed the gift that her ex-boyfriend Diego Loyzaga gave to her that she will not throw away. Barbie and Diego’s relationship lasted for a year. Their breakup became the talk of the town for many days. Speculations even surfaced that they were getting back […] The post Barbie Imperial Reveals Gift From Diego Loyzaga that She Won’t Throw Away appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bea Alonzo, under lie detector test, says she wants prenup agreement with future husband
Bea Alonzo took on the lie detector test challenge and answered a few personal questions which included her plan of having a prenuptial contract with her future partner. During the question-and-answer session, a real lie detector test machine was attached to the actress while a professional examiner gives a signal if Alonzo is telling the truth, as seen on her YouTube channel yesterday, June 25. "In the future, would you ever get a prenup?" a staff member asked Alonzo, to which she replied, "Yes. Feeling ko (I feel like) it goes without saying." The test yielded that she was telling the truth with her answer. While she did not elaborate on her answer, Alonzo's love life a...Keep on reading: Bea Alonzo, under lie detector test, says she wants prenup agreement with future husband
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3 dead, 3 injured in Batangas road accidents
    LUCENA CITY -- Three persons died while three others were injured in separate road accidents on Saturday and Sunday in Batangas province, police reports said. The Batangas provincial police reported that tricycle driver Efren Vargas, died after his vehicle was hit by a truck driven by Ramon Rocero around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in a section of the provincial road in Barangay (village) Balete in Batangas City. Vargas suffered fatal injuries and died while being transported to Batangas Medical Center. The police are conducting further investigation while Rocero remains under custody. In Lipa City, police reported that Limuel Quimbao and Jay Em Yumol, while walk...Keep on reading: 3 dead, 3 injured in Batangas road accidents
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Resurgent Blackwater eyes more improvement amid optimistic start in PBA Philippine Cup
After only winning a single game in the PBA Governor's Cup earlier this year, the Bossing are winners of three contests — and are on a current two-game win streak.
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Miss Aura Int’l Faith Garcia crowns PH successor
MANILA, Philippines --- Reigning Miss Aura International Alexandra Faith Garcia has just crowned her Philippine successor, Micca Rosal, on whose shoulders rest the responsibility of securing a back-to-back victory for the Philippines in the global arena.   Rosal, a Batanguea pageant veteran, bested 18 other aspirants at the inaugural Miss Aura Philippines pageant held at St. Francis Shangri-la Place in Mandaluyong City on June 25. She was also Best in Tourism video and received the Miss Royale award.   She inherited the title from, Garcia, the first Filipino woman to participate in the Miss Aura International pageant, and eventually became the first winner from ...Keep on reading: Miss Aura Int’l Faith Garcia crowns PH successor
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