Man dies after competing in California taco-eating contest

FRESNO, Calif. - A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said Wednesday.       Dana Hutchings, 41, of Fresno, died Tuesday night shortly after arriving at a hospital, Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti said.   An autopsy on Hutchings will be done Thursday to determine a cause of death, Botti said. It was not immediately known how many tacos the man had eaten or whether he had won the contest.   Tuesday night's competition allowed amateurs to qualify for Saturday's World Taco Eating Championship to be held at Fresno's annual Taco Truck Throwdown, KFSN-TV rep...

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DILG to UP students: ‘Gov’t is not the evil monster’
  MANILA, Philippines -- "Government is not the evil monster that you portray us to be," Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary and Spokesman Jonathan Malaya said Wednesday after students of the University of the Philippines (UP) walked out of their classes to protest alleged campus militarization.   READ: UPLB students walk out to protest campus militarization READ: Students march vs Red-tagging   Malaya said there is nothing wrong with student activism but noted that they will interfere if the youth is being encouraged to engage in armed rebellion against government forces.   "When you use the democratic spa...Keep on reading: DILG to UP students: ‘Gov’t is not the evil monster’
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LOVE ADVICE – Tips On How To Move On From Failed Relationship
Here’s a love advice and tips on how to move forward. LOVE ADVICE – From a failed relationship, here are some tips and advice on how to move on and forget your ex-partner effectively. Everyone certainly and probably had this phase in their life where too much pain is already eating you all up and […] The post LOVE ADVICE – Tips On How To Move On From Failed Relationship appeared first on Philippine News.
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5 nabbed for trying to kidnap Chinese man, bribe cops in Makati
MANILA, Philippines -- A Chinese national, along with four other men, was arrested for allegedly trying to abduct a compatriot and bribe law enforcers in Makati City early Wednesday morning. Makati City police identified the suspects as Chinese national Zhaochun Chen, 21; Mark Anthony Pareo, 39; John Muega, 24; Reyan Villanueva, 35; and Jose Marie Lavilla, 31. Members of the Makati City police were on early morning patrol when they saw Ma Zhi Rui, 36, being dragged into a car by the suspects at the corner of Kalayaan Avenue and Burgos Street in Barangay Poblacion. The law enforcers sprang into action and arrested the suspects, a police report said, adding that Chen even offered ...Keep on reading: 5 nabbed for trying to kidnap Chinese man, bribe cops in Makati
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Duterte: Be like Ninoy; Serve with honor, integrity, purpose
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said the sacrifices of the late former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. continue to ignite the spirit of heroism among Filipinos as the nation commemorates his 36th death anniversary.   In his message, Duterte hailed Aquino's "important role in restoring our democratic institutions more than three decades ago."   "His sacrifice altered the course of our nation's history and still continues to ignite the spirit of heroism among our people," he said. The President said that this "auspicious occasion should "remind us of what we had lost so that we may remain committed to our solemn duty to safeguard ...Keep on reading: Duterte: Be like Ninoy; Serve with honor, integrity, purpose
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Duterte: Urban Dictionary Defines It As ‘Scam,’ ‘Traitor’
Urban Dictionary Defines “Duterte” As ‘Scam,’ ‘Traitor’ DUTERTE – Urban Dictionary defines the word “duterte”, after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, as “fake,” “traitor,” “treacherous,” and “a scam” Davaoeño politician and lawyer Rodrigo Roa Duterte is the 16th and current president of the Republic of the Philippines. He is dubbed as the “Dirty Harry of Davao” […] The post Duterte: Urban Dictionary Defines It As ‘Scam,’ ‘Traitor’ appeared first on Philippine News.
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Tropical depression ‘Ineng’ to bring rain over Visayas, Mindanao
  MANILA, Philippines --- The trough or extension of Tropical Depression "Ineng" may bring rain in parts of the country on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Service Administration (Pagasa) said.   In its 5 a.m. briefing, the state weather bureau said "Ineng" was spotted at 975 km east of Virac, Catanduanes or 1,245 km east of Infanta, Quezon with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving towards north at 10 km/h, slightly slower than its previous speed of 15 km/h.   Pagasa said the trough of the tropical depression will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain and thunderstorms in Vis...Keep on reading: Tropical depression ‘Ineng’ to bring rain over Visayas, Mindanao
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Hong Kong leader says dialogue and ‘mutual respect’ offer way out of chaos
HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide “a way out” for the Chinese-ruled city. Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied peacefully in torrential rain on Sunday in the eleventh week of what have […] The post Hong Kong leader says dialogue and ‘mutual respect’ offer way out of chaos appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Facebook Launches New Tool Which Disables Data Gathering
Facebook Launches New Tool Which Disables Data Gathering FACEBOOK – Social media platform Facebook adds another new feature which enables users to block the platform from collecting data about them. According to Inquirer, the company behind the platform recently fulfilled its promise to add a tool which allows users to block them from gathering information […] The post Facebook Launches New Tool Which Disables Data Gathering appeared first on Philippine News.
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DOTA 2 TI9 Main Event Day 2 | The International 2019 – Live Streaming
LIVE STREAMING – DOTA 2 TI9 Main Event Day 2 (The International) DAY 2 – Watch and enjoy the live streaming of the most-anticipated gaming tournament DOTA 2 TI9 Main Event Day 2 (The International). DOTA 2 is one of the most popular multiplayer games not only in the Philippines but also in different countries […] The post DOTA 2 TI9 Main Event Day 2 | The International 2019 – Live Streaming appeared first on Philippine News.
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Anti-corruption exec clarifies remark on P100K gift to gov’t workers
MANILA, Philippines - Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Greco Belgica on Wednesday pointed out that his comment on P100,000 being an "insignificant gift" for government workers was twisted and taken out of context.   In a statement on Tuesday, Belgica said his intention in making the remark was only meant to "point out what the law provides and not to justify bribery or corruption."   "My statement was clearly taken out of context and was specifically worded in such a way that would draw intrigue at the expense of my name," he said, referring to a news article on his comment on the matter, which was written based on his interview with a tel...Keep on reading: Anti-corruption exec clarifies remark on P100K gift to gov’t workers
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Erwan Heussaff Claps Back To Criticisms Over Anne Curtis’ Sultry Photo
Erwan Heussaff slams bashers of his wife’s photo. ERWAN HEUSSAFF – The chef and famous vlogger Erwan Heussaff has this reaction to criticisms against the sultry movie poster of Anne Curtis and Marco Gumabao. The Kapamilya actress Anne Curtis has an upcoming sexy movie with the younger leading man Marco Gumabao entitled “Just A Stranger”. […] The post Erwan Heussaff Claps Back To Criticisms Over Anne Curtis’ Sultry Photo appeared first on Philippine News.
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Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland
HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland --- This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it "the end of the planet." He is referring to geography more than the future. Yet in many ways this place is where the planet's warmer and watery future is being written. It is so warm here, just inside the Arctic Circle, that on an August day, coats are left on the ground and Holland and colleagues work on the watery melting ice without gloves. In one of the closest towns, Kulusuk, the morning temperature reach...Keep on reading: Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland
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2 Taguig cops wounded in grenade attack
MANILA, Philippines -- Two police officers were wounded in Taguig City early Wednesday morning after a hand grenade, hurled by a man they were about to accost went off.   Taguig City police chief Col. Alexander Santos identified the victims as Executive Master Sergeant Santiago Cordova and Cpl. Alnajim Abdulhalim of the Taguig Police Community Precinct 2.   Santos told INQUIRER.net that the law enforcers were conducting Simultaneous Anti Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) when they spotted the suspicious-looking individual along Maguindanao Street in New Lower Bicutan at around 1 a.m.   The police officers approached the man who was carrying ...Keep on reading: 2 Taguig cops wounded in grenade attack
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PAGASA: Low Pressure Area (LPA) In Northern Samar
PAGASA: Low Pressure Area (LPA) In Northern Samar, Brings Scattered Rains PAGASA – Weather bureau PAGASA recently said that the low pressure area (LPA) near Northern Samar will bring scattered rains. According to Philstar, the low pressure area (LPA), which is located near the eastern part of the city of Catarman, Northern Samar or at […] The post PAGASA: Low Pressure Area (LPA) In Northern Samar appeared first on Philippine News.
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BREAKING NEWS: Barangay Kagawad, Priest Shot in San Pablo, Laguna
Still Unidentified Persons Shot Barangay Kagawad, Priest in San Pablo, Laguna BARANGAY KAGAWAD – A kagawad in Brgy. Concepcion in San Pablo City, Laguna and a priest were shot by still unidentified suspects. Every day, a lot of heartbreaking incidents are happening in the different parts of the Philippines. These incidents seem to show that […] The post BREAKING NEWS: Barangay Kagawad, Priest Shot in San Pablo, Laguna appeared first on Philippine News.
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Dimples Romana Shares Photo W/ Coco Martin, Caption Intrigues Netizens
Dimples Romana, Coco Martin Photo Has Intriguing Caption DIMPLES ROMANA – ABS-CBN actress Dimples Romana wrote an intriguing caption in her selfie picture with Coco Martin. ABS-CBN tv network is considered one of the most competitive tv networks in the Philippines. Their shows reached almost all the corners of the country. The tv network has […] The post Dimples Romana Shares Photo W/ Coco Martin, Caption Intrigues Netizens appeared first on Philippine News.
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10 Filipino Words That Don't Always Mean What You Think They Mean
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US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?
Chinese technology giant Huawei has yet to feel the full force of U.S. sanctions due to temporary exemptions and other uncertainties. Nonetheless, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he expects no permanent relief because of the political climate in Washington. In an interview with The Associated Press, he also expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology. In May, the U.S. Commerce Department placed Huawei on its so-called Entity List. That effectively bars U.S. firms from selling it technology without government approval. The move escalates trade-war tensions with Beijing and risks dividing the world into two technology spheres as Huawe...Keep on reading: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?
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US warns: Anyone who ‘touches’ Iran tanker risks US sanctions
UNITED NATIONS --- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says anyone who "touches," supports or allows an Iranian tanker carrying crude oil to dock risks U.S. sanctions. He told reporters Tuesday that if an Iranian supertanker that left Gibraltar on Sunday again heads to Syria, "we'll take every action we can consistent with those sanctions to prevent that." The Iranian vessel was detained for a month for allegedly attempting to violate European Union sanctions on Syria. Gibraltar authorities rejected U.S. attempts to seize the tanker. Pompeo said the U.S. doesn't want crude oil to go to Syria because it will be "off-loaded, sold, used by the Quds force, an organization that h...Keep on reading: US warns: Anyone who ‘touches’ Iran tanker risks US sanctions
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Eva Longoria Writes Letter of Solidarity to El Paso Families
Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists, and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published Friday in The New York Times and in a handful of Spanish-language newspapers, says the signers stand with U.S. Latinos who may feel "terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of attacks," citing the shooting in El Paso, which targeted Hispanics, and another shooting in Gilroy, California. The two attacks killed nearly two dozen Latinos. A huge immigration raid of Mississippi poultry plants this mon...Keep on reading: Eva Longoria Writes Letter of Solidarity to El Paso Families
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China Huawei: US Extends Limited Reprieve on Tech Sales
US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei, the Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. Huawei has become enmeshed in the trade war between Washington and Beijing, with President Donald Trump showing a willingness to use the sanctions as a bargaining chip. The U.S. government blacklisted Huawei in May, deeming it a national security risk, meaning U.S. firms aren't allowed to sell the company technology without government approval. At the time, the U.S. exempted a narrow list of products and services. That...Keep on reading: China Huawei: US Extends Limited Reprieve on Tech Sales
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Huawei Expects No Relief From US Sanctions
Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident, the founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs because of the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology. Ren Zhengfei also said he doesn't want relief from U.S. sanctions if it requires China to make concessions in a tariff war, even if that means his daughter, who is under house arrest in Canada on U.S. criminal charges, faces a long legal struggle. In an interview with The Associated Press at Huawei's sprawling, leafy headquarters campus in the southern city of Shenzhen, the 74-year-old R...Keep on reading: Huawei Expects No Relief From US Sanctions
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Facebook Rolls out Tool to Block Off Facebook Data Gathering
Facebook rolls out a tool to block off-Facebook data gathering. Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet --- or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that it is adding a section where you can see the activity that Facebook tracks outside its service via its "like" buttons and other means. You can choose to turn off the tracking; otherwise, tracking will continue the same way it has been. [embed]https://twitter.com/fbnewsroom/status/1163829235858808832[/embed] Formerly known as "clear hi...Keep on reading: Facebook Rolls out Tool to Block Off Facebook Data Gathering
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5 Years After Eric Garner’s Death Officer Gets Fired
NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death, After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said he fired Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge. O'Neill said he thought Pantaleo's use of the banned chokehold as he wrestled with Garner was a mistake that could have been made by any officer in the heat of an arrest. But it was clear Pantaleo h...Keep on reading: 5 Years After Eric Garner’s Death Officer Gets Fired
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Pentagon Conducts 1st Test of Previously Banned Missile
Pentagon conducts 1st test of the previously banned missile. the U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that some analysts worry could increase U.S.-Russian tensions. The Trump administration has said it remains interested in useful arms control but questions Moscow's willingness to adhere to its treaty commitments. [embed]https://twitter.com/PFPAOfficial/status/1162355354040197120[/embed] The Pentagon said it tested a modified ground-launche...Keep on reading: Pentagon Conducts 1st Test of Previously Banned Missile
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Trump insists US already has ‘strong’ gun background checks
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases in the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby.     Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump also noted "a lot of the people that put me where I am are strong believers in the Second Amendment," and suggested he worries about blurring the contrast between Republicans and Democrats on the issue.   "We have to be very careful about that," he said.   A gradual rhetorical softening by Trump has taken place...Keep on reading: Trump insists US already has ‘strong’ gun background checks
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Prosecuting wildlife criminals still daunting challenge to gov’t
(Last of three parts) MANILA, Philippines --- An unassuming house with high walls in Pasay City has been a longtime target of environmental law enforcers. Last year, a raid that followed an entrapment operation revealed the house's secrets: hundreds of birds, from black palm cockatoos and rainbow lories to young emus and even a baby ostrich, in cages that lined the walls, and, in other enclosures, more than 100 sugar gliders, small marsupials similar to flying squirrels, and two small wallabies, members of the kangaroo family. Most of the animals were believed to have been smuggled from Indonesia through Mindanao. They were collectively valued at P10 million and were reporte...Keep on reading: Prosecuting wildlife criminals still daunting challenge to gov’t
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Sanders Criminal Justice Plan AIMS to Cut Prison Population
Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut the prison population, democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of color, addicts or the mentally ill. "We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of people," Sanders told The Associated Press before the planned released of his proposal Sunday. "It's racist in disproportionately affecting the African American and Latino communities, and it's a system that needs fundamental change." ...Keep on reading: Sanders Criminal Justice Plan AIMS to Cut Prison Population
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‘As opposition thinned out, Ninoy was consistent’
TARLAC CITY, Tarlac, Philippines --- Two exhibits stand out among many visuals in the Aquino Museum here. The first shows a replica of a prison cell where the late Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. was locked up alone for nearly eight years at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig (then a municipality in Rizal province), after his arrest on Sept. 23, 1972, or two days after then President Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law. Far down the gallery is his glass-encased bloodied shirt, which he wore when an assassin's bullet silenced him as he returned from exile in the United States on Aug. 21, 1983. This image of violence, frozen in time, is surrounded by three iconic photographs of a large...Keep on reading: ‘As opposition thinned out, Ninoy was consistent’
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Warnings Ninoy wrote: ‘Dissent is most despised when most needed’
MANILA, Philippines --- Perhaps the definitive Ninoy Aquino is in the book "Testament from a Prison Cell," a compilation of his letters, legal statements and poems that his family smuggled out of jail in Fort Bonifacio while he was facing charges of subversion and murder in a military court. Excerpts from the book published in 2000: "May the Filipinos who survive this native despotism take to heart the lessons that it teaches: that freedom does not come cheap and easy, that dissent is most despised when most needed; that the enemy within is to be feared and could even be more evil and destructive than any foe from the outside." "Marcos will be judged by the nation he has betraye...Keep on reading: Warnings Ninoy wrote: ‘Dissent is most despised when most needed’
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Quezon town vice mayor shot dead
LUCENA CITY -- A lone gunman shot and killed the incumbent vice mayor of San Andres, Quezon inside the town official's residence Tuesday night. Vice Mayor Sergio "Popoy" Emprese, 60, was in the living room of his residence in Calmar Homes Subdivision in Barangay Ibabang Dupay when he was shot in the head at around 8:40 p.m., Lt. Colonel Reydante Ariza, Lucena City police chief, said in a spot report. The gunman fled immediately after the attack.   Emprese was brought to hospital where he expired while being revived. Police were conducting an investigation to identify the gunman and his motive. Emprese, also served as the town's mayor, was the patriarch of a pol...Keep on reading: Quezon town vice mayor shot dead
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Security, antisubversion laws to curb terrorism, crimes
MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, on Tuesday advised the public to look at the proposed amendments to the Human Security Act of 2007 in a positive light. "These laws are meant to address criminality, terrorism. This is not to address political rivalry," he said at a press briefing in Camp Crame. The proposed amendments to the Human Security Act include extending the wiretapping period of suspected criminal acts from 30 days to 90 days, and the period of allowable detention from 36 hours to as long as 60 days. Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao has expressed support for the proposed changes, saying the law has safeguards against abuse. ...Keep on reading: Security, antisubversion laws to curb terrorism, crimes
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President ‘not worried’ POGOs near military camps are spy hubs
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte was not worried over the presence of Philippine offshore gaming operation (POGO) hubs near military camps amid concerns that these might be used for spying activities, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said. "The President said, with respect to proximity, any foreign national group here need not be near military camps in order to get intelligence. Because considering that they're hi-tech, even if you're 1,000 miles away, they can spy on us if they want," Panelo said. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana earlier expressed concern over the proposed POGO hubs, citing national security. While the concern raised by Lorenzana was...Keep on reading: President ‘not worried’ POGOs near military camps are spy hubs
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Dengue hits Chinese workers in Bataan
MARIVELES, Bataan, Philippines --- More than 100 Chinese workers in a coal-fired power plant here have been afflicted with the dengue virus, a health official said. According to Dr. Rosanna Buccahan, Bataan provincial health officer, the Chinese were employees of GNPower Ltd., which operates the 600-megawatt power plant in the coastal village of Alas-asin here. She said 94 of the Chinese workers contracted the virus at their barracks inside the plant from May to July. The remaining 24 cases were recorded this month and most of them were taken to Pampanga Medical Specialist Hospital in Guagua town, Pampanga province, she said. About 400 Chinese, mostly construction workers, h...Keep on reading: Dengue hits Chinese workers in Bataan
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Blast rocks Maguindanao; bombing foiled in Kudarat
COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines --- An explosion believed to be the handiwork of Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) rocked a remote village in Maguindanao province on Monday night, hours after the military and police stopped the bombing of a government checkpoint along the national highway in nearby Sultan Kudarat province. Lt. Col. Roberto Breboneria, spokesperson for the Army's 6th Infantry Division, said no one was hurt in the explosion at Barangay Kiteb, about 20 kilometers away from the town center of Datu Anggal Midtimbang in Maguindanao, around 7 p.m. on Monday. Breboneria said another bomb, which was supposedly intended for investigators...Keep on reading: Blast rocks Maguindanao; bombing foiled in Kudarat
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DENR eyes land status change as farms expand in Cordillera
BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines --- Communities and farmlands now occupy 300,000 hectares of Cordillera forests, indicating that 16 percent of the region's forest reservations need to be reclassified as agriculture lands that can be titled, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Only 15 percent (282,543 ha) of the region's 1.8 million-ha area is alienable and disposable because the forestry code prohibits lands with 18-percent slopes from being inhabited and developed. "We need to improve [Cordillera] land tenure because these areas have been occupied for many years but are still classified as forestlands," said Ralph Pablo, DENR director in ...Keep on reading: DENR eyes land status change as farms expand in Cordillera
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Regions Briefs: Aug. 21, 2019
Village exec dead, priest wounded in Laguna shooting   SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna, Philippines --- A village councilor died while a priest was wounded in a gun attack in San Pablo City in Laguna province on Monday night, police said.   Lt. Col. Eliseo Bernales, San Pablo City police chief, said Richard Galit, a council member of Barangay 3-D, died while undergoing surgery in a hospital in San Pablo.   Police said Galit, 36, appeared to be the primary target of the attack.   Galit was driving his Toyota Fortuner on Shatelig Avenue when gunmen on a motorcycle shot him when he slowed down at an intersection.   Catholic priest Mil Larano, wh...Keep on reading: Regions Briefs: Aug. 21, 2019
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Martha Stewart goes to SM, falls in love with Kultura
Lifestyle icon, award-winning TV host and bestselling author Martha Stewart visited last Monday some famous Manila landmarks, including SM Mall of Asia. And she fell in love with Kultura, SM's specialty boutique of Filipino handicrafts and products. Stewart is in town this week for a leadership talk organized by ABS-CBN News Channel, held yesterday at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. According to Steven Tan, chief operating officer of SM Supermalls, Stewart expressed her admiration for Filipino craftsmanship on seeing the Kultura merchandise. "You can see the pride of the people who made them," Tan quoted Stewart. Stewart was supposed to stay for only an hour but stayed f...Keep on reading: Martha Stewart goes to SM, falls in love with Kultura
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Red Lions make it seven straight
It lacked the tense atmosphere that usually packs coliseums each time both teams played over the last two seasons---for a reason. San Beda still has an enviable roster that makes it a title favorite while Lyceum is still finding its identity with the graduation of its enigmatic star. The Red Lions cruised to an 88-73 victory over the Pirates, stretching their unbeaten start to seven games Tuesday night in the 95th NCAA men's basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre. "It was a total team effort," said San Beda mentor Boyet Fernandez. San Beda has actually won its last 21 matches, counting from last season. Among those wins were victories over the Pirates, the only g...Keep on reading: Red Lions make it seven straight
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How The Estate Makati will redefine Ayala Avenue
Taste and refinement along the landmark Ayala Avenue remains an endless work in progress. When The Estate Makati tops off, it will stake its claim as the crowning jewel of a justly renowned avenue that has its own architectural history. This highly ambitious project is a partnership between SMDC and Federal Land Inc. To be designed by the award-winning architectural firm Foster + Partners, it promises to be a marvel of engineering in a new epoch of high-rise construction in the country. Advances in skyscraper technology will have much to do with The Estate's design and construction. To start the design process, Foster + Partners studied the city's topography, including w...Keep on reading: How The Estate Makati will redefine Ayala Avenue
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Ex-cop tagged in teenagers’ slay denied bail
MANILA, Philippines --- A Navotas judge has denied the bail petition of a former policeman who is being tried for the murder of teenagers Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo "Kulot" de Guzman. Judge Romana Lindayag del Rosario of the Navotas City Regional Trial Court Branch 287 said in an order released recently that there was sufficient evidence to try Jeffrey Perez, a former Caloocan City police patrolman, for the victims' death. "With the evidence thus presented by the prosecution, the court finds the evidence sufficient to sustain the continued prosecution of the accused without opportunity to post bail. There is reason to uphold therefore [the] constitutional provision which provi...Keep on reading: Ex-cop tagged in teenagers’ slay denied bail
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Are Filipino homes ready for app-controlled appliances?
Not far from the South Korean city of Busan lies the industrial city of Changwon. Here, factories are owned by numerous globally recognizable South Korean conglomerates, including LG, where it produces its home appliances. LG has started pushing for smart technology in Filipino homes, not just in their TVs, but also in their kitchen appliances, washing machines, and air conditioners. The central figure in this smart integration is the LG Smart ThinQ application, with which users can monitor and control their LG home appliances anywhere with an internet connection through their smartphone. In the summer months, a common frustration for many is coming home, turning on your air...Keep on reading: Are Filipino homes ready for app-controlled appliances?
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Manila, SPD policemen cited for heroism
MANILA, Philippines --- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Tuesday honored two police officers for going above and beyond the call of duty. Pat. Jonathan Stanley Dionisio of the Manila Police District and Cpl. Jeffrey Javier of the Southern Police District were named "Pulis Magiting" awardees of the NCRPO and Ayala Foundation. Dionisio was cited for chasing on foot and arresting a robbery suspect at the Lagusnilad underpass in Ermita, Manila, on Aug. 2. The chase was captured by the dashboard camera of a passing vehicle, earning Dionisio praise from netizens, Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso and Gen. Oscar Albayalde, the Philippine National Police ...Keep on reading: Manila, SPD policemen cited for heroism
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Teaching our daughters to not gossip or envy other girls
Women fighting other women has been a recurring theme on television shows and movies for as long as I can remember. There is always a reason for one woman to slap the other, or for them to start pulling each other's hair---from stealing one girl's husband/boyfriend to sabotaging the chances of the other in office or school. There are long-lost sisters turned enemies, oppressive rich girl versus poor heroine, etc., until the victim has had enough and vows vengeance. Do these themes sound familiar? Imagine growing up exposed to this kind of female culture. It may appear harmless on the outside, but if you look closely, you will see how negatively it can affect relationships and, in t...Keep on reading: Teaching our daughters to not gossip or envy other girls
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Catch that fly!
The uninvited guests to any party are germ-carrying flies. To have them dropping in on your beautiful food is a big turn-off. Here's a simple fly trap that we discovered at a friend's horse farm. You will need: 2-l empty plastic soda bottle Scissors Tape Black or dark paper Tape measure Food to attract flies Cut 1/3 of the plastic bottle off the top. Place your food bait inside the bottom half of the cut plastic bottle. Keep in mind that the more attractive the bait, the more flies you will catch. Place your new fly trap in a place not too close to your food or guests but close enough to attract the flies that may be on their way. Tip: This contraption works w...Keep on reading: Catch that fly!
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Deal reunites NLEX with rising big man
Michael Miranda, whose career was on the rise with NLEX before he was traded away, found his way back to the Road Warriors in a deal that sent point guard Juami Tiongson to NorthPort. "It so happened that Mike was available. Since Mike came from our team before and knows my system, he became a natural consideration," said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. "We did not want to give up Juami, but NorthPort insisted that he be the one included in the deal. We offered our second round picks but they insisted on Juami," Guiao added. Miranda played for the Road Warriors before being included in the three-team that netted NLEX center Poy Erram. ---MARK GIONGCO...Keep on reading: Deal reunites NLEX with rising big man
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F2 Logistics marches to PSL finals
F2 Logistics marched to its fourth straight Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference finals appearance as it knocked out Foton, 25-19, 25-23, 17-25, 25-19, in the semifinals Tuesday at Muntinlupa Sports Center. The Cargo Movers didn't need to avail of their twice-to-beat protection as Kalei Mau, Majoy Baron and Kianna Dy thwarted the tournament hopes of the Tornadoes and their towering sister duo of Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat. Mau spearheaded the charge, scattering 16 points on top of 12 digs and 8 excellent receptions throughout the match that lasted two hours and 12 minutes. Mau, a key acquisition by F2 Logistics during the season break, will make her first tit...Keep on reading: F2 Logistics marches to PSL finals
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Bea Alonzo breaks online silence, posts about feeling ‘loved’
MANILA, Philippines --- Actress Bea Alonzo has broken her silence on social media with a positive message on feeling "loved," a month after her cryptic post hinting at betrayal. On Tuesday, Alonzo shared a throwback photo of herself with her mother. "In the midst of my home renovation, I was going through old photos to choose what to put on our family wall when I saw this picture," Alonzo said. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Ym6QrlGlq/ "I think I was one year old when this picture was taken. My mom carrying me and I had the biggest smile as I was enjoying my chocolate given to me by my Lola. Simple lang ang buhay," she continued. "I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth...Keep on reading: Bea Alonzo breaks online silence, posts about feeling ‘loved’
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