House Leaders Pushes For Economic Tokhang Against

House Leaders Calls For Economic Tokhang Versus Rice Hoarders ECONOMIC TOKHANG – Lawmakers on Wednesday recommended President Rodrigo Duterte to initiate an “economic tokhang” versus abusive rice importers and traders. Several senators have voiced their concern over rice profiteers in the past. Some say that the low price of unhusked rice or palay is due […]

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World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia
LAUSANNE, Switzerland--- The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday. Russia's hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also face being stripped after the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions as punishment for state authorities tampering with a Moscow laboratory database. Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in major events only if they are not implicated in positive doping tests or if their data was not manipulated, according to the WADA ruling. Still, it is unclear how the ruling will affect Russian teams taking p...Keep on reading: World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia
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Professors urge junking of Senate committee report 'red-tagging' campuses
A group of academicians said the Senate committee report threatens academic freedom and redtags campuses.
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SEA Games: Gilas pulls away to beat Indonesia, faces Thais for gold medal
MANILA, Philippines --- Gilas Pilipinas shifted into high gear in the second half and left Indonesia in the dust for a 97-70 win to enter the gold medal round of the 30th Southeast Asian Games men's basketball competition Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena. The Philippines went on a blistering run in the third quarter thanks to a barrage of 3-pointers by Matthew Wright and Chris Ross. "It took us by halftime to figure out how hard we had to come out and play against this team because this team really came to play and they were impressive," said national team head coach Tim Cone. "The first two threes of Chris Ross in the third quarter kinda knocked the lid out of our basket ...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Gilas pulls away to beat Indonesia, faces Thais for gold medal
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Gov’t loses P7.4B annually due to NGCP tax exemptions – Hontiveros
MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Monday claimed that the government had been losing P7.4 billion every year due to the tax exemptions given to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP). Hontiveros made the remark as she called for a security audit of the national grid system and a legislative inquiry into the operations of the NGCP. Citing financial data, Hontiveros lamented how the government had been losing money while the NGCP "as a natural monopoly is raking in the profits." "As of 2018, NGCP has regained its estimated P180-billion investment from the profits of the transmission business. Yet there are still 15 years left in the 25-year lifespan of the...Keep on reading: Gov’t loses P7.4B annually due to NGCP tax exemptions – Hontiveros
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Palace denounces NPA recruitment of child warriors
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Monday slammed the recruitment of child warriors by the New People's Army (NPA) even as President Rodrigo Duterte expressed willingness to revive peace talks with the communist rebels. In his International Human Rights Day message, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea cited the "serious threat" to government efforts "all forms of end abuse, cruelty, exploitation" of children. "In various parts of the country, our children and youth are exploited by groups that advance terrorism," Medialdea said. "Children and youth, mostly from indigenous communities and as young as 11 years old, are trafficked by local armed communists, taken into the hint...Keep on reading: Palace denounces NPA recruitment of child warriors
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SEA Games: PH 4×100 relay teams settle for silver, bronze
NEW CLARK CITY --- Thailand sprinted with golds in the men's and women's 4X100-meter relays Monday, frustrating the hometown bets who settled for bronze and silver, respectively. The women's team, composed of Kristina Knott, Zion Corrales Nelson and sisters Kayla and Kyla Richardson, put up an exciting chase down to the finish. But Knott, the team anchor and 200m champ, just fell short as the Thais finished in 44.38 seconds. The Philippines timed 44.50 seconds, while Vietnam arrived 45.17 seconds. The men's team, struggling in transition and slow start, paled in comparison to the defending champions. The Thais pulled way from the field in the last 100 meters and arrived at t...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH 4×100 relay teams settle for silver, bronze
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SEA Games: PH Olympic hopeful Carter Lilly botches 800m gold bid
NEW CLARK CITY --- Olympic slot-chaser Carter Lilly of the Philippines bungled a big lead almost throughout the race to settle for silver in the men's 800-meter run Monday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Lilly was leading by as far as 10 meters at one point, but allowed Duong Van Thai to sneak in going into finish line to settle for silver. "I need to go back and get better next time," said Lilly at the mixed zone. "Obviously it's disappointing but you know." Lilly's personal best is one minute and 46.95 seconds, which was faster than the SEAG mark of 1:48.29. The 24-year-old from Iowa was looking to make the Olympic cut of 1:45.20. Thai took the gold with a time of 1:4...Keep on reading: SEA Games: PH Olympic hopeful Carter Lilly botches 800m gold bid
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Lapid offers victorious PH arnis players film lead roles
  MANILA, Philippines --- As the Senate commended the Philippine Arnis Team for its "resounding victory" at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Senator Lito Lapid offered the winning players lead roles in the second installment of a 1986 film he starred in.   In a manifestation on Monday, his first under the 18th Congress, Lapid commended and congratulated the Philippine Arnis Team for reaping medals at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.   "Nais ko lang pong susugan ang sinabi ng aking mga colleagues na sina Senator (Joel) Villanueva, lalo na ang aking kasamahan (Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri)," Lapid said.   Before this...Keep on reading: Lapid offers victorious PH arnis players film lead roles
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Lotto results for December 9, 2019
Lotto results for December 9, 2019
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SEA Games: Eumir Marcial too good, KOs Vietnamese to retain boxing gold
MANILA, Philippines---Seventy-one seconds was all Eumir Felix Marcial needed. Marcial retained his middleweight title in the Southeast Asian Games after knocking out Vietnam's Manh Cuong Nguyen in the first round of men's boxing final of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Monday at PICC Forum. Marcial, who already owns two SEA Games gold medals prior to 2019, left a blazing trail of offense and Nguyen was the unfortunate victim in its wake. The silver medalist in the 2019 World Championships sent haymaker after haymaker down Nguyen's way, prompting the referee to conduct a standing 8-count at the start of the first round. Just a few seconds later, Marcial was at it again drop...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Eumir Marcial too good, KOs Vietnamese to retain boxing gold
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SEA Games: Nesthy Petecio outclasses Burmese foe for boxing gold
MANILA, Philippines---Nesthy Petecio displayed her championship pedigree and hacked out a decisive win over Myanmar's Oo Nwe Ni to capture the women's boxing featherweight gold medal of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Monday at PICC Forum. The reigning Aiba World Champion was on target early in the fight, landing overhand rights down her Burmese foe's temple in the first round. Petecio, who won her first SEA Games gold medal, then turned methodical in the next two rounds and put the fight under control with her jabs and counters for the 5-0 unanimous decision win, "At first I was nervous because she's a tough opponent and this was a heavy fight for me because I was going to f...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Nesthy Petecio outclasses Burmese foe for boxing gold
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This Thought-Provoking Exhibit Explores What It Means to Be Deceitful
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Shamcey Supsup to lead selection of PH bet to Miss U starting 2020
MANILA, Philippines --- Shamcey Supsup-Lee, who finished fourth in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, will head a new national pageant organization that will select the Philippines' representative to the Miss Universe pageant starting 2020. On her official Instagram account, the multi-hyphenate 33-year-old mother of two posted an image bearing the title "Miss Universe Philippines 2020" and said: "I am honored with my new role for the organization that brought meaning to my life as a beauty queen and as a woman. I am more than blessed to be the National Director of Miss Universe Philippines." She continued: "As I continue to grow, I understand that being an architect and an entrepr...Keep on reading: Shamcey Supsup to lead selection of PH bet to Miss U starting 2020
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Occidental Mindoro passes ordinance banning coal-fired power plants
MANILA, Philippines --- In a move to protect the environment, the Occidental Mindoro Provincial Board, presided by Vice Gov. Peter Alfaro, approved last Dec. 5 an ordinance banning coal-fired power plants. According to a statement issued by the provincial government, the board said that they were choosing clean air and growth instead of "suffering in the near future." "World powered by natural gas would be healthier than a world powered by coal, but healthier still would be a world powered by renewables," the ordinance said. "The development of cleaner fuels requires taking serious measures to reduce the severity of its urban air quality issues and considerations on the importance ...Keep on reading: Occidental Mindoro passes ordinance banning coal-fired power plants
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SEA Games: Melvin Calano’s personal best nets PH javelin throw gold
NEW CLARK CITY --- Twenty-eight-year-old Melvin Calano launched the javelin farthest than he ever did to win the gold in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Monday. A Palarong Pambansa standout from Paracale, Camarines Norte, Calano threw to a distance of 72.86 meters on his first and fourth tries to nail the championship in the biennial meet. Calano said the atmosphere boosted him into breaking his own personal best of 69.48m. Indonesia's Hafiz Abd was silver medalist with 71.00m, while Vietnam's Nguyen Hoai Van took the bronze with 70.88m....Keep on reading: SEA Games: Melvin Calano’s personal best nets PH javelin throw gold
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Besieged Iloilo power utility pays P135M in realty taxes, averts auction of assets
ILOILO CITY---The Panay Electric Company (Peco) on Monday, Dec. 9, paid nearly P135 million in real property taxes to the Iloilo City government, three days before the scheduled auction of some of its properties for purported tax delinquencies. In separate statements, Peco and Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treas confirmed the payment covering Peco's tax liabilities from 2016 to 2019. A statement released by the city public information office cited the total amount paid as P134 million while Peco said it paid a total of P134,927,522.63. Treas in the statement welcomed the settlement of the tax liability. "This is a welcome development for us," said the mayor. He said the funds we...Keep on reading: Besieged Iloilo power utility pays P135M in realty taxes, averts auction of assets
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Countdown to rites for 500-yr-old event gets modern day iteration of Pampanga’s giant lanterns
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---The reenactment of a 500-year-old historical event in Mactan City, Cebu province would be lit by a modern day lantern being built by a team of 12 craftsmen from this city in Pampanga province. The team is building a giant lantern to be lit on Friday, Dec. 12, when Mactan starts the countdown to the 500th anniversary in 2021 of the Victory of Mactan, the defeat in the hands of Filipino chieftain Lapu-Lapu of a team of conquistadors led by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. The lantern, which is 20 feet in diameter and fitted with 800 bulbs, is being put together at the shrine of Lapu-Lapu in time for the 500th year of the Battle of Mactan which took p...Keep on reading: Countdown to rites for 500-yr-old event gets modern day iteration of Pampanga’s giant lanterns
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Bong Go to MWSS: See if ending deal with water firms doable
    MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Christopher "Bong" Go urged the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to look into the possibility of terminating the extension of the concession contracts of Maynilad and Manila Water, adding the President "might also ask that you do this eventually."   In his privilege speech on Monday, Go said there is a need to "renegotiate and rework" the contracts that the MWSS signed with the two water firms in 1997.   He also called for the removal of provisions in the concession agreements that are "unduly disadvantageous" to the government.   "At the same time, I am also urging the MWSS to expl...Keep on reading: Bong Go to MWSS: See if ending deal with water firms doable
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Duterte: No compromise before talks with water firm owners
"How will I compromise? That’s plunder. That’s the classic economic plunder. How can I now tell the people as a president, friends, ‘b****, let's just settle this.' Tell me. Tell me how to tell this to the people," Duterte said.
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SEA Games: Tarlaqueño bet wins 110m hurdles gold in photo finish
NEW CLARK CITY --- Clinton Kingsley Bautista may have that stateside looks and first names, but he's a proud Tarlaqueo. It came in handy for him that his family and province mates cheered as he zoomed away with the men's 110-meter hurdles Monday night in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. The crowd at the NCC athletics stadium, which stands on Capas town in Tarlac, got a dazzling treat from the hometown guy who won the gold medal via a thrilling, photo finish against his Malaysian foe. "I was not thinking of anything, I just went for the gold," said Bautista --- born and raised in Camiling town --- said in Filipino. "I'm very happy I have many supporters here." Bautista, 27,...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Tarlaqueño bet wins 110m hurdles gold in photo finish
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North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic old man’ over tweets
SEOUL, South Korea --- North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a "heedless and erratic old man" after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn't want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts. A senior North Korean official, former nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol, said in a statement that his country wouldn't cave in to U.S. pressure because it has nothing to lose and accused the Trump administration of attempting to buy time ahead of an end-of-year deadline set by Kim Jong Un for Washington to salvage nuclear talks. On Sunday, Trump tweete...Keep on reading: North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic old man’ over tweets
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Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola
Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination program at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbor. All countries in high-risk areas, even if not hit by Ebola, had been advised by the World Health Organization to use a new vaccine developed by United States group Johnson & Johnson, the country's health minister, Diane Gashumba, told journalists. The idea was "to protect those with high chances of getting in contact with people living in areas where Ebola has been reported to be active", she said. The vaccine, Ad26-ZEBOV-GP, is an experimental drug produced by U.S. pharmaceutica...Keep on reading: Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola
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Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years
Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said Sunday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island. The Malaysian health ministry's director-general, Noor Hisham Abdullah, said the baby from Tuaran in eastern Sabah state had been admitted into intensive care after experiencing fever and muscle weakness. "The patient is currently undergoing treatment in an isolation ward and is in a stable condition but needs respiratory support," Noor Hisham said, adding that the infant was diagnosed on Friday. Polio is a highly infectious viral disease which has no cure and can only be prevented with several doses of oral ...Keep on reading: Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years
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Days after Tisoy onslaught, execs open Legazpi airport hangar for relief deployment
LEGAZPI CITY---Officials on Monday, Dec. 9, inaugurated a newly-built hangar at this city's airport which would serve as central warehouse for the Bicol region in times of calamities. Ricardo Jalad, of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, said the hangar was a three-in-one facility that would serve as operations office, warehouse and staging area for relief operations. Jalad led the inauguration of the hangar, which would also serve its design purpose---as shelter for planes. Claudio Yucot, Office of Civil Defense Bicol director, said the new hangar would help facilitate the deployment of logistics like tents, rescue boats and generators from the OCD cent...Keep on reading: Days after Tisoy onslaught, execs open Legazpi airport hangar for relief deployment
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SEA Games: Charly Suarez punches way to his 3rd boxing gold
MANILA, Philippines---Charly Suarez came out of a tough scrap against Thailand's Khunatip Pidnuch to take the gold medal in the men's boxing lightweight division of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Monday at PICC Forum. Both fighters were aggressive throughout the bout but it was Suarez who landed the better haymakers en route to the unanimous decision win. Despite getting pinned on the ropes, Suarez used his footwork to create separation and land a devastating left hook in the second round. Suarez then forced a standing 8-count after a flurry of punches rocked Pidnuch. "My opponent was tough because even though I was hitting him with my power shots he'd just get groggy but...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Charly Suarez punches way to his 3rd boxing gold
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Sailors wrap up SEA Games bid with two golds, one silver, one bronze
Team Philippines sailed to three more gold medals in water sports toward the end of the 30th SEA Games windsurfing and sailing competitions Monday afternoon at the Subic Yacht Club.
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Barbosa rocks crowd, produces one final gold for Philippine taekwondo in SEA Games
The Philippine jins added six more medals in the country’s medal haul at the conclusion of the 30th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo event on Monday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
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Soldier dead, another wounded in clash with NPA in Iligan City
ILIGAN CITY---A soldier from the Army's 49th Infantry Battalion was killed and another was wounded in clash with New People's Army at the village of Kalilangan here last Saturday, Dec. 7. In a report given only on Monday, or two days after the clash, Lt. Col. Edgar Allan Villanueva, 49th IB head, said Private Joel Espreso, 22, was shot in the mouth causing his instantaneous death. Cpl. Crisanto Morales, 33, was wounded in the shoulder and brought to hospital. The soldiers, both Bicolanos, were part of the 49th IB team reinforcing the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion in the area when they ran into a group of rebels, starting a 15-minute gunfight. Brig. Gen. Facundo Palafox, h...Keep on reading: Soldier dead, another wounded in clash with NPA in Iligan City
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SEA Games: Team Lakay’s Jerry Olsim strikes gold in kickboxing
MANILA, Philippines--Jerry Olsim of the Philippines bagged the gold medal in the -69kg kick light event of the Southeast Asian Games kickboxing at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay. Olsim defeated Thailand's Srayut Klinming for a 3-0 decision and deliver the first gold for the Philippine contingent. The 24-year-old athlete, who is also a pro fighter for Team Lakay in a popular MMA circuit, drew 22-11, 16-8, and 19-6 scores from the judges....Keep on reading: SEA Games: Team Lakay’s Jerry Olsim strikes gold in kickboxing
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Senate honors cop who shielded students, teachers from grenade blast
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate on Monday honored Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Janog Magno who died after he covered a lobbed grenade with his body to protect teachers and students at the Initao College in Misamis Oriental. The Senate adopted Senate Resolution No. 229 which took into consideration Senate Resolutions 231, 237 and 253 introduced by Senators Panfilo Lacson, Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, Ramon Bong Revilla and Sonny Angara respectively. Magno, a police explosive ordnance disposal specialist, was among the first respondents to a call regarding a man wielding a bladed weapon and grenade in the college. The police officer and Police Master Sergeant Alic...Keep on reading: Senate honors cop who shielded students, teachers from grenade blast
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‘Valley of Souls’ triumphs at Marrakech film festival; Robert Redford honored
Colombian director Nicolas Rincon Gille's "Valley of Souls", the story of a father's solitary search for the bodies of his murdered sons, won top prize Saturday at the Marrakech film festival. It follows the journey of Jose, who comes home from a night of fishing to discover that paramilitaries have killed his two sons and dumped their bodies in the river. So he sets off in a canoe to try to find their bodies and give them a proper burial. Marrakesh's 18th annual festival was attended by top cinema stars such as Harvey Keitel, Marion Cotillard, Tilda Swinton and Robert Redford, who received a lifetime achievement award. Toby Wallace won best actor for his role in t...Keep on reading: ‘Valley of Souls’ triumphs at Marrakech film festival; Robert Redford honored
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Heartbreaker: Indonesia foils Philippines’ bronze bid in women’s volleyball
The Philippine women's volleyball team took another heartbreaking loss as it fell to Indonesia, 25-20, 24-26, 25-15, 20-25, 16-14, in their bronze medal match in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at PhilSports Arena in Pasig City The star-studded women's team squandered two match points in the final set, deflating the momentum of a squad that showed a lot of fire earlier. The reigning silver medalists looked like they were going for an early kill as they broke a 1-1 set deadlock by dominating the third, 25-15. However, they were caught by surprise as the Filipinos unloaded a barrage of fresh attacks, courtesy of Eya Laure and Mika Reyes, which put the hosts ahead, 16-10, on the way...Keep on reading: Heartbreaker: Indonesia foils Philippines’ bronze bid in women’s volleyball
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At 50, Sesame Street still going strong — and big honor awaits
Generations of children around the world have grown up learning their ABCs and 123s from the lovable muppets on "SesameStreet", and as the pioneering television program turns50, it's as popular as ever. It's also about to earn one of America's top cultural awards, to go along with a pile of nearly 200 Emmys --- at a gala in Washington on Sunday, it will be the first TV show to earn the Kennedy Center Honors. Since its debut in November 1969 on American public television, the famous address has taken on many forms, in more than 150 countries. In Afghanistan, it's "Baghch-e-Simsim". In Latin America, it's "Plaza Sesamo". And in Arabic-speaking countries, it's "Iftah Ya Simsim"...Keep on reading: At 50, Sesame Street still going strong — and big honor awaits
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Albay families who lost homes to lahar at Tisoy height to be moved to new, safer community
LEGAZPI CITY --- At least 28 families in Albay province continued to languish in government-designated shelters after fleeing the wrath of Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) as their homes had been covered by lahar. Mayor Gemma Ongjoco, of Guinobatan town, said the families lived at the village of San Francisco at the foot of Mayon Volcano and had taken shelter in two classrooms of the Marcial O. Ranola Memorial School. Ongjoco said the residents' houses had been covered by lahar and local government workers had to use backhoe to retrieve the people's belongings. The families lived near a river channel connected to the slopes of Mayon. The mayor said the residents wou...Keep on reading: Albay families who lost homes to lahar at Tisoy height to be moved to new, safer community
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Judiciary hearing sets stage for Trump impeachment charges
WASHINGTON --- Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House and its allies launch an aggressive attack on Democrats and the proceedings. Chairman Jerrold Nadler expects the committee to vote soon, possibly this week, on at least two or more charges against the Republican president. Democrats say Trump's push to have Ukraine investigate rival Joe Biden while at the same time withholding U.S. military aid ran counter to U.S. policy and benefited Russia. It could result in impeachment charges of abuse of power, bribery, and obstruction. "The...Keep on reading: Judiciary hearing sets stage for Trump impeachment charges
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Robi Domingo, Alden Richards’ ‘Hello, Love, Sakay’ Video Goes Viral
Robi Domingo and Alden Richards have this viral video The “Hello, Love, Sakay” video of Kapamilya host Robi Domingo and Pambansang Bae Alden Richards went viral. It is known to many that Alden starred in the blockbuster movie Hello, Love, Goodbye with Kapamilya actress Kathryn Bernardo. The said movie indeed catapulted even higher the careers […] The post Robi Domingo, Alden Richards’ ‘Hello, Love, Sakay’ Video Goes Viral appeared first on Philippine News.
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‘Frozen 2’ again tops North America box office, ‘Knives Out’ trails
In a rare show of box-office stasis, the top five films in North American theaters were unchanged this weekend from last, led again by Disney blockbuster "Frozen 2", industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. The animated musical, which has Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and the gang traveling to an enchanted forest, took in an estimated $34.7 million for the Friday-through-Sunday period, boosting its domestic total to $337 million and its global take to $920 million. That lifted Disney's global ticket sales for 2019 past a record $10 billion, according to Hollywood Reporter. In second again was Lionsgate's murder mystery "Knives Out", at $14.2 million ...Keep on reading: ‘Frozen 2’ again tops North America box office, ‘Knives Out’ trails
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No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status
by Sophie DEVILLER and Sippachai KUNNUWONG At Bangkok's Reclining Buddha temple Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of a 2,000-year-old skill - the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage, which this week could be added to UNESCO's prestigious heritage list. From upscale Bangkok spas and Phuket beach fronts to modest street-side shophouses, "nuad Thai" -- or Thai massage -- is ubiquitous across the kingdom, where an hour of the back-straightening discipline can cost as little as $5. This week it may be added to UNESCO's list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage" when the body meets in the Colombian capital of Bogota (December 9-14). Krairath, who teaches...Keep on reading: No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status
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These Dunkin' Donuts Bundles Are Ringing In Christmas
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US grant of asylum to Filipino couple no proof of political persecution — Palace
Last week, a San Francisco immigration judge issued decisions granting asylum to Rene Flores and his wife Joy, who had claimed that they might experience political persecution if ordered to return to the Philippines.
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Sri Lanka shakes up intelligence agency after Easter attacks
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka has for the first time named a military officer to head the country's main intelligence agency, which was blamed for failing to prevent Islamist extremist bombings in April that killed 259 people. The head of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) was replaced by brigadier Suresh Sallay, ...
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SUMMARY: Everything you need to know about the Miss Universe 2019 pageant
MANILA, Philippines – If, unlike the thousands who woke up early on a Monday morning to catch the live stream of and live updates from the Miss Universe 2019 pageant, you missed the show, don't worry – we've got you covered. From Catriona Gray's last walk to the first image ...
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Passenger stung by scorpion on airplane during flight
A woman was stung by a scorpion while on a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta in the United States, and did not find out about what stung her until she went to the lavatory. The plane was already in the air when the woman (unnamed in report) felt a stinging sensation on her leg last Thursday, Dec. 5, as per TMZ on Dec. 6. When the stinging felt more intense, she left her seat and made her way to the lavatory. After entering the restroom, the reason behind her stinging sensation --- a scorpion --- fell out of her pants. Crew members from the flight immediately consulted with a physician on the ground when they found out about the incident, a spokesperson for United Airlines said ...Keep on reading: Passenger stung by scorpion on airplane during flight
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SEA Games: Couple saves Philippines from gold shutout in archery
NEW CLARK CITY --- They found love at the archery range. Now, aside from two children, they have a gold to show for it. Olympian Rachelle Anne Dela Cruz and husband Paul Merton Dela Cruz bailed out Team Philippines in archery by winning the mixed team compound event. They defeated Vietnam's Chau Kiew Danh and Nguyen Van Day, 148-147, to nail the country's only gold in the sport Monday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at Clark Parade Grounds. "Thank you, they saved the day," said World Archery Philippines secretary general Rosendo Sombrio. The Dela Cruzes met while training in the national team. They now raise a family at the athletes dorm inside F.R. Sevilla Archery in N...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Couple saves Philippines from gold shutout in archery
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Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to stay in school
CAN GIUOC, Vietnam – Former US first lady Michelle Obama and Hollywood A-lister Julia Roberts toured a high school in rural Vietnam on Monday, December 9, urging a classroom of teenage girls to stay focused on their education to transform their lives. The promotion of girls' schooling has ...
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Hontiveros asks for cybersecurity audit of 'China-controlled' NGCP
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday, December 9, is pushing for an "immediate" inspection and cybersecurity audit of the facilities of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). The NGCP, of which China's State Grid Corporation has a 40% stake, has facilities that only Chinese engineers have ...
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