Messi joined by Griezmann as Barcelona chases Champions League

BARCELONA, Spain --- Lionel Messi has the support of new signing Antoine Griezmann in attack as Barcelona starts the new season with one mission: to lift the Champions League trophy again and end a five-year drought. Barcelona has won consecutive Spanish league titles and dominated with eight titles in the past 11 years. But after back-to-back second-leg collapses in the knockout rounds of the Champions League, Barcelona's players --- and above all coach Ernesto Valverde --- are under immense pressure to reclaim that status as the best in Europe. Even though Messi has changed the history of the Spanish club by leading it to 34 trophies, including 10 Spanish league crowns, so...

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Gina Lopez’s family, friends pay final respects
Friends and family of former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Saturday attended her final necrological rites, days after she succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 65.
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Grenade explosion rocks Zambo village
A grenade explosion on Saturday rocked a village east of this city, police said.
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PDEA Warns About Rapper’s Alleged Involvement In Illegal Drug Trade
PDEA Airs Concern Over Alleged Involvement Of Rappers In Illegal Drug Trade PDEA – The Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) aired its concern about the alleged involvement of Filipino rappers in the illegal drug trade. The task of the PDEA is to inspect, gather information, and arrest people who are involved in using and producing […] The post PDEA Warns About Rapper’s Alleged Involvement In Illegal Drug Trade appeared first on Philippine News.
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X-Ray Technologist Board Exam Result August 2019 (SPLE)
Here is the X-Ray Technologist Board Exam Result August 2019 (SPLE) Including the Full List of Passers The Professional Regulation Commission is about to release the X-Ray Technologist Board Exam Result August 2019 (SPLE). The X-Ray Technologist Special Professional Licensure Exam (SPLE) including the list of passers, top 10 passers, top performing and performance of […] The post X-Ray Technologist Board Exam Result August 2019 (SPLE) appeared first on Philippine News.
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MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER – Important Things About This
What are the important things that we need to know about the Multiple Personality Disorder ? MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER – Here are some of the key notes that we should be aware of about people with Multiple Personality Disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder or also known as the Multiple Personality Disorder in which a person suffers […] The post MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER – Important Things About This appeared first on Philippine News.
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TRANSLATE ENGLISH TO TAGALOG – “Boastful”
Translate English To Tagalog “Boastful” TRANSLATE ENGLISH TO TAGALOG – What is the Tagalog or Filipino translation of the word “boastful”? When it comes to language fluency, undeniably, most of us would prefer speaking or writing English. It is because a lot of us are more familiar with the universal language compare to our very […] The post TRANSLATE ENGLISH TO TAGALOG – “Boastful” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Australia stuns Team USA in World Cup tuneup
Held at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, the Boomers shocked the record 52,079-strong crowd with their inspired play against the defending champions.
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VIDEO: Firefighter In Thailand Catch More Snakes Than Put Out Fires
Thai Firefighter Says He Catch More Snakes Than Put Out Fires FIREFIGHTER – A Thai firefighter said his fire station receives more calls to catch snakes in than putting out a fire their house. Obviously, lots of people are afraid of snakes. The fear of these animals is called ophidiophobia. People jumped out of their […] The post VIDEO: Firefighter In Thailand Catch More Snakes Than Put Out Fires appeared first on Philippine News.
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Signal no. 1 lifted in northern Abra as ‘Ineng’ charges towards Taiwan
Severe Tropical Storm Ineng (International name: Bailu) is now off to the southern coast of Pingtung County in Taiwan, staying on track to leave the country Saturday afternoon, the state weather bureau said.
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‘I don’t want no sympathy:’ Football helps heal ravaged town
PARADISE, Calif. --- Few things are powerful enough to bring people back to the scene of their greatest tragedy. For the community of Paradise that was nearly leveled by a wildfire, football is it. More than 5,000 people are expected at Om Wraith Field on Friday night to watch the Paradise High School Bobcats play their first game since last November's blaze. The players will enter the stadium through the home football stands, led by last year's seniors who never played their final scheduled game. "I don't want no sympathy," said Elijah Gould, a left guard. "I want them to come take off our heads because that's what we're coming to do." The fire that raged in the foothills o...Keep on reading: ‘I don’t want no sympathy:’ Football helps heal ravaged town
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Panthers optimistic Cam Newton will be ready for opener
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --- Panthers general manager Marty Hurney is "cautiously optimistic" Cam Newton will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular season opener against the Los Angeles Rams after the quarterback suffered a left mid-foot sprain in a preseason game. Newton injured his foot in Carolina's 10-3 loss Thursday night at New England on a sack. Newton was trying to avoid pressure in the first quarter when he got tripped up and landed on the turf. He hobbled to the sideline and grimaced in pain on the bench before walking under his own power to the locker room. The 2015 league MVP only played 11 plays and the Panthers gained just 29 yards. He was sacked twice. Newton left t...Keep on reading: Panthers optimistic Cam Newton will be ready for opener
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SHOWTIME – One Contestant Caused Commotion Due To This, Vice Ganda Reacts
One Showtime contestant accidentally did this and here is the reaction of Vice Ganda. SHOWTIME – Vice Ganda has screamed out of shock over sudden circumstances when one Mr. Q and A contestant accidentally did this. It’s Showtime is the longest running Kapamilya noontime show of ABS-CBN which is now on its 10th year. With […] The post SHOWTIME – One Contestant Caused Commotion Due To This, Vice Ganda Reacts appeared first on Philippine News.
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‘The Bachelor’ star gets suspended sentence in fatal crash
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa --- A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence for his role in a 2017 Iowa crash that killed another man. Court records show that Chris Soules entered written consent documents on Friday agreeing to the suspended sentence and supervised release. He also agreed to pay a $625 fine. A judge must still sign off on the sentencing. Soules had been set to appear for sentencing on Tuesday. In light of the agreement, he waived his right to appear for sentencing. Soules pleaded guilty in November to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident for the April 2017 crash that killed 66-year-old Ken...Keep on reading: ‘The Bachelor’ star gets suspended sentence in fatal crash
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Kings, NBA taking no action against Luke Walton in assault case
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have announced they are taking no action against Luke Walton after not finding enough evidence during an investigation into allegations that the coach sexually assaulted a woman. The team and league began a joint investigation in April following a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles by former sportscaster Kelli Tennant, who "elected not to participate in the investigation. Based on this and the available evidence, the investigators determined that there was not a sufficient basis to support the allegations made against coach Walton." The Kings and NBA said Friday the matter is considered closed barring further evidence emerging. ...Keep on reading: Kings, NBA taking no action against Luke Walton in assault case
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A Perfect Christmas Lyrics – Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas Song (Video)
Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas Song A Perfect Christmas Lyrics & Video A PERFECT CHRISTMAS LYRICS – Here are the lyrics and the video of the Christmas song A Perfect Christmas by Jose Mari Chan. Undeniably, the Christmas season or holiday season is the favorite time of the year of most people. It is an opportunity […] The post A Perfect Christmas Lyrics – Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas Song (Video) appeared first on Philippine News.
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International traveler with measles visited Disneyland
SANTA ANA, California --- A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood tourist hot spots and the beach this month had measles and may have exposed others, public health agencies announced Friday. The girl arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Aug. 11 and went to the Desert Palms Hotel in Anaheim, officials said. She is believed to have gone to Disneyland and the Disney California Adventure Park on Aug. 12 and then Universal Studios, the TCL Chinese Theatre and Madame Tussauds in Hollywood and the Santa Monica beach and pier on Aug. 14-15, authorities said. The girl has since returned to New Zealand, said Dr. Nichole Quick, Orange County'...Keep on reading: International traveler with measles visited Disneyland
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Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping
CHICAGO --- Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults. The Illinois Department of Public Health the adult patient was hospitalized after falling ill following vaping, though it didn't give other information about the person, including the patient's name, age, hometown or date of death. The state received the report of the death Thursday, said Dr. Jennifer Layden, the Illinois agency's chief medical officer. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and ...Keep on reading: Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping
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Man dubbed ‘Boy Next Door Killer’ found sane by jury
LOS ANGELES --- Jurors on Thursday found a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" was sane when he fatally stabbed two women and tried to kill a third inside their Southern California homes. The decision was announced after less than a day of deliberations in the sanity phase of the trial of Michael Gargiulo. Last week the same jury found Gargiulo guilty of the 2005 murder of 32-year-old Maria Bruno in El Monte and the 2001 murder of 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was waiting at her Hollywood home before a planned date with actor Ashton Kutcher. Gargiulo was also convicted of the 2008 attempted murder of Michelle Murphy. Gargiulo's attorneys, citing expert t...Keep on reading: Man dubbed ‘Boy Next Door Killer’ found sane by jury
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P106B lost to road crashes per year, says road safety group
    CEBU CITY ---- At least P105.7 billion is lost to fatal road crashes in the country every year, according to data presented by a civil society organization. Lawyer Natasha Daphne Marcelo of ImagineLaw said the figure was taken from their group's estimate of P5.7 billion worth of direct medical expenses plus the P100 billion in opportunity losses from road crashes. During a recent workshop for journalists held in Casiguran, Sorsogon, the road safety advocate group computed the socio-economic cost based on the reported road crashes of 11,360 deaths in 2017. In the Philippines, at least one person dies from a road crash every hour or about 11,360 people in 2017....Keep on reading: P106B lost to road crashes per year, says road safety group
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Ellen Adarna Returns Through Endorsement Project (Video)
Video of the Endorsement Project of Ellen Adarna ELLEN ADARNA – Actress Ellen Adarna is now back through an endorsement project and here’s the video. One of the actresses who have taken a long hiatus from showbiz is actress Ellen Adarna. It was since 2017 when Ellen and actor John Lloyd Cruz left the limelight […] The post Ellen Adarna Returns Through Endorsement Project (Video) appeared first on Philippine News.
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Alligator Climbing Over The Fence Scared Residents
Video of Alligator Climbing Over The Fence Goes Viral CROCODILE – The photos and video of an alligator climbing over the fence at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida scared the residents. A Facebook user named Christina Stewart has shared the photos and video of an alligator that has the ability to climb a fence. […] The post Alligator Climbing Over The Fence Scared Residents appeared first on Philippine News.
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Jollibee Vows To Hire PWDs, Senior Citizens For Manila Branches
Jollibee To Hire PWDs, Senior Citizens In Manila Stores JOLLIBEE – Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Jollibee Food Corps. (JFC) signed an agreement to hire senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Manila outlets. Following a previous article, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno urged all the fast-food establishments in the city to hire persons […] The post Jollibee Vows To Hire PWDs, Senior Citizens For Manila Branches appeared first on Philippine News.
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Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station
  MOSCOW-- A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot on Saturday failed to dock automatically with the international space station, Moscow news agencies reported. The craft launched a repeat of the docking maneuvers after the failure of the first attempt, which had been scheduled for 0530 GMT, the agencies said. Live broadcast of the event on the Russian space agency Roskomos was interrupted with the Soyuz spacecraft about 100 meters (109 yards) off the ISS. The life-size robot, named Fedor, was to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts in the space station. Fedor (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) is the first ever sent up by ...Keep on reading: Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station
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Laoag City, Ilocos Norte under state of calamity due to flooding
          MANILA, Philippines --- Laoag, Ilocos Norte on Saturday was placed under a state of calamity due to flooding caused by severe tropical storm "Ineng." https://www.facebook.com/LCCMAO/photos/a.1853832191562682/2414938742118688/?type=3&theater     In a Facebook post by the Laoag City Communication and Media Affairs, it read that the local government is "exerting all efforts to address the situation especially for those affected or displaced by the flooding caused by Typhoon 'Ineng.'"   "We encourage everyone to stay at home and be safe at all times," the post read.   Local resident JC Vidad...Keep on reading: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte under state of calamity due to flooding
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‘GMA’ host Lara Spencer apologizes for Prince George ballet joke
NEW YORK --- "Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer has apologized for on-air comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking ballet. On Instagram Friday she called her comments "insensitive" and told George that when it comes to ballet or any other passion he should "GO FOR IT" and "love every minute of it." https://www.instagram.com/p/B1gzsy_D7-L/ Spencer was reading George's busy schedule a day earlier on "Good Morning America" and when it came to ballet she paused then said, "We'll see how long that lasts." The moment brought criticism on Twitter, with some saying she was bullying the young royal. George, the oldest child of Kate the Duchess of Cambridge and Princ...Keep on reading: ‘GMA’ host Lara Spencer apologizes for Prince George ballet joke
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Marian Rivera defends choice to give solid food to 4-month-old Ziggy
Marian Rivera explained why she gave solid foods to her 4-month-old baby after receiving criticism for her decision. Her statement on Instagram yesterday, Aug. 24 comes after she shared videos this week in her Instagram Stories of baby Ziggy trying a broccoli puree. Concerned Instagram users said in the comments section of a fan account that babies can only be fed solid foods when they are about 8 months old. Rivera emphasized that giving solid foods to her son Ziggy does not mean that she has stopped breastfeeding, as per her Instagram post. To drive home her point, she shared a portrait of her in a blue gown nursing her second child. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1getiDhDvv/ "Nai...Keep on reading: Marian Rivera defends choice to give solid food to 4-month-old Ziggy
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Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured
SACRAMENTO, California --- An investigation was underway Friday to determine why a Sacramento light rail commuter train struck a maintenance train, injuring 27 people. The accident occurred around 9:40 p.m. Thursday and was initially believed to be a derailment, but Sacramento Regional Transit spokeswoman Devra Selenis confirmed Friday that it was a crash. The maintenance train was not moving at the time, Selenis said in an email to The Associated Press. "It's currently under investigation to determine the cause," she said. There were 24 people on the Blue Line passenger train and three on the maintenance train. Thirteen people were taken to hospitals, one with moderat...Keep on reading: Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured
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Biden says Trump making America less secure, less respected
WASHINGTON --- Former Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing Donald Trump ahead of the president's visit to the Group of Seven summit in France, saying Trump is engaged in an "irrational and self-defeating campaign to make America less secure and less respected in the world." Biden says Trump's criticism of Denmark and other NATO allies is not only embarrassing but is "making the American people less safe." The scathing statement from the president's would-be Democratic rival comes hours before Trump's departure for the G7 summit in Biarritz. Biden is also criticizing Trump for saying he'd be open to re-admitting Russia to the group after its 2014 expulsion over its invasio...Keep on reading: Biden says Trump making America less secure, less respected
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PERSONALITY FACTS – What Your Sleeping Position Says About You
Here are some personality facts based on you sleeping position. PERSONALITY FACTS – Here are some facts about your personality which you might have never heard about yet based on your sleeping position. To reveal about who you are, there are these certain ideas that might give you a hint about yourself. Some facts about […] The post PERSONALITY FACTS – What Your Sleeping Position Says About You appeared first on Philippine News.
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Robert Downey Jr., Christina Aguilera, Jon Favreau honored as Disney Legends
Disney honored a new batch of Legends at the D23 Expo today. "This is the highest honor and a celebration of talent and achievement. It's a sincere expression of gratitude," said Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger. AwardeeChristina Aguilerakicked off the ceremony with a goosebumps-inducing performance of "Reflection," the hit song from the soundtrack of the Disney film "Mulan." "This is way cooler than a Grammy, I have to say," said Christina, whose career started in the early '90s as a Mouseketeer.She called herself "the ultimate Disney fan." "The first time I went to Disneyland, I was transported to a different place after getting arrested," Robert Downey Jr. joked during his speech. T...Keep on reading: Robert Downey Jr., Christina Aguilera, Jon Favreau honored as Disney Legends
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This means trade war: Is Trump’s economic team up for it?
WASHINGTON --- Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office. The assembled brain trust for Friday's urgent consultations included an economics chief best known for his stint as a cable TV commentator; a trade adviser whose pro-tariff views are outside the economic mainstream; and a treasury secretary (joining by phone on his way back from vacation) who made millions off the housing crisis and then turned to financing Hollywood movies. Where past presidents have relied on top academics, business leaders and officials with experience in prior administrations, Trump has gone ...Keep on reading: This means trade war: Is Trump’s economic team up for it?
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Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case
CHICAGO --- A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to look into why the Chicago state's attorney's office abruptly dropped the case against Jussie Smollett, leaving open the possibility that the former "Empire" actor could yet face charges in what police say was a phony attack on himself that he staged to get attention. Smollett, who is black and gay, maintains that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in January. But if the special prosecutor, former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb, determines that the charges shouldn't have been dropped, he could recommend that they be reinstated or that new charges be brought. Webb, who was appointed by Cook County Judge Michael...Keep on reading: Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case
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Video Footage of Crying Baby Boy Left By Mom Alone at House Goes Viral
Crying Baby Boy Left By Mom Alone at House Caught on Camera The video footage of a crying baby boy left by his mother alone at their messy home goes viral and elicits comments online. A Facebook user named AlJen Gemini has shared the video footage of a baby boy crying inside of a messy […] The post Video Footage of Crying Baby Boy Left By Mom Alone at House Goes Viral appeared first on Philippine News.
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Laoag City under state of calamity as ‘Ineng’ brings floods, displaces residents
Laoag City in Ilocos Norte has been placed under a state of calamity after severe tropical storm Ineng (International name: Bailu) brought heavy rains and displaced residents due to flooding, the city government said Saturday.
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Solenn Heussaff: Here’s How She Found Out She Was Pregnant
Here’s How Solenn Heussaff Found Out She Was Pregnant SOLENN HEUSSAFF – Kapuso actress Solenn Heussaff revealed how she found out that she’s going to be a mom. Filipina-French model and actress Solenn Heussaff is the wife of the Argentine businessman and model, Nico Bolzico. The celebrity couple tied the knot last May 2016, in […] The post Solenn Heussaff: Here’s How She Found Out She Was Pregnant appeared first on Philippine News.
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3 dead, 7 hurt in van-truck collision in Tuao, Cagayan
SANTIAGO CITY ---- Three people, including the driver of a passenger van, were killed in a Friday night (Aug. 23) collision with a trailer truck along the national road in the Cagayan town of Tuao. Van driver Arnel Ulakit died instantly from the impact while passengers Michael Ulakit and a still-unidentified woman passed away while being treated at a hospital following the accident along Barangay Naruangan, according to Police Staff Sergeant Voltaire Cabbangan, Tuao police investigator. Seven other passengers were hurt in the crash. The collision was attributed to heavy rains that made the road slippery. Trailer truck driver Jessie Dumenden slammed into the van when he swerve...Keep on reading: 3 dead, 7 hurt in van-truck collision in Tuao, Cagayan
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DILG: Early Sanchez release a ‘mockery of law, justice system’
  MANILA, Philippines -- If government will allow convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez to walk free because of his "good conduct," it would become a "mockery of the country's law and justice system," Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said Saturday.   This was after Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra initially announced that Sanchez and over 10,000 other convicts may soon be released because of a law that increased their Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) while serving prison sentences.   The GCTA provides additional time to be deducted from an inmate's prison sentence as a reward for good behavior.   READ: Antonio Sanchez, more than 10k o...Keep on reading: DILG: Early Sanchez release a ‘mockery of law, justice system’
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Lorenzana defends gov’t ‘militarization:’ We can serve after retirement
        MANILA, Philippines --- Former military men may still serve the public even if they have retired from service, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said, as he defended the allegations of "militarization" in the current government.   "Wala ba kaming karapatan magserve sa gobyerno kung retired na kami? I think we are also entitled to that because we also love our country," the defense chief said.   On Friday, some 400 retired military and police officers and personnel currently elected or appointed in government were gathered at Camp Aguinaldo for "Samahang Serbisyo Kawal."   "Marami kasing mga dating sundalo opisy...Keep on reading: Lorenzana defends gov’t ‘militarization:’ We can serve after retirement
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Lady Eagles, Lady Chiefs smother rivals
Reigning UAAP champ Ateneo used its depth to overwhelm San Sebastian College in three while NCAA titlist Arellano bucked a depleted roster to repulse Lyceum of the Philippines University in four as they kept the lead in their respective groups in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan Saturday.
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Eagle-spiked 67 moves Bianca to joint 2nd
Bianca Pagdanganan served notice of her bid to go big-time, or spearhead the Philippines in the coming SEA Games, at least, as she stormed to joint second with an eagle-spiked five-under 67 in Day 2 of the LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying Tournament Stage I in various courses in Rancho Mirage, California Friday.
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Morisette Amon Not Living With Boyfriend, Left “P20M- P30M” Savings To Parents
A source refuted all the accusations against singer Morisette Amon. MORISETTE AMON – A source refuted the claims Kapamilya singer Morisette Amon’s father and allegedly, she left her “P20M- P30M” savings to her parents. In a previous article, the father of the Kapamilya singer Morisette Amon has these intriguing rants about the boyfriend of the […] The post Morisette Amon Not Living With Boyfriend, Left “P20M- P30M” Savings To Parents appeared first on Philippine News.
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Did You Know That There Are Fewer Passengers Riding the MRT?
This also means lower revenue for the train line.
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Amazon: Brazil’s President Mulls Deploying Army To Combat Raging Fire
Brazil’s President Mulls Deploying Army To Combat Raging Fire in Amazon AMAZON – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he’s considering sending an army to combat the raging fires in Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest is still on fire. Lots of people are worried and angry about it since it’s the only among the most important […] The post Amazon: Brazil’s President Mulls Deploying Army To Combat Raging Fire appeared first on Philippine News.
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LOOK: Areas in Makati flooded after ‘Ineng’ dumps rain
  MANILA, Philippines --- Several areas in Makati City experienced flooding on Saturday due to rain dumped by severe tropical storm "Ineng."   https://twitter.com/InqMetro/status/1165103524725719045     One of the areas flooded was Osmea Highway corner Dela Rosa Street which caused vehicles to be stuck in traffic.   Chino Roces Avenue corner Metropolitan Street also experienced flooding, as seen in photos by INQUIRER.net.     Also flooded were Makati side streets such as Mola and Pasong Tirad.         The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) earlier identified Ch...Keep on reading: LOOK: Areas in Makati flooded after ‘Ineng’ dumps rain
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Kris Aquino no-show in cyberlibel pre-trials, says Jesus Falcis
Kris Aquino has been absent from mediations and pre-trials on the cyberlibel case she filed against lawyer Jesus Falcis, the brother of Aquino's former project manager Nicko Falcis. "For the 5th time, Kris Aquino was nowhere to be seen in the cyberlibel cases she filed against me for defending my brother Nicko against her drama," Jesus said in an Instagram post on Friday, Aug. 23. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1f87t8HxcZ/ "She failed to appear [3 times] during mediation and now [2 times] for pre-trial. The public prosecutor went ahead with pre-trial procedure because Kris and her lawyers were absent." "If you have the guts to file cases against me, have the guts to show up," he told...Keep on reading: Kris Aquino no-show in cyberlibel pre-trials, says Jesus Falcis
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Suspension of Cotabato gov begins August 23
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Cotabato Governor Nancy A. Catamco began serving her 90-day suspension meted on her by the Sandiganbayan on Friday, August 23. On Thursday, the Department of the Interior and Local Governments brought to Catamco the anti-graft court's suspension order contained in a six-page resolution issued on July 4 by its sixth division. "I'm saddened with this development but I have to respect the anti-graft court, I have to abide by the law," Catamco said. She added the 90-day mandatory preventive suspension is part of the process that she, or any public official, should respect. Catamco is facing several cases in the Sandiganbayan, one of which is as the private r...Keep on reading: Suspension of Cotabato gov begins August 23
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US Open: Things feel better for Naomi Osaka back in New York
NEW YORK --- Everything felt better for Naomi Osaka once she returned to the U.S. Open. The knee injury that forced her to retire during her last match no longer is so painful. The disappointment with her tennis that led her last month to say she wasn't having fun playing has been replaced by calmness. When she comes back to Flushing Meadows, she's a champion. And in many ways, she's home. "Yeah, I mean, I feel like I have a familiarity," Osaka said Friday. "That's not because I won last year. It's because I have been kind of hitting on these courts since I was a kid. I used to train here." All that training paid off last year for the Japan native who moved to New Y...Keep on reading: US Open: Things feel better for Naomi Osaka back in New York
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Suspect dies, cop hurt in Manila shootout
            MANILA, Philippines -- An unidentified armed man was killed while a police officer was wounded in a shootout in Manila on Friday evening, police said Saturday.   In a report from the Ermita police station, members of Baseco police community precinct (PCP) led by Cpt. Salvador Inigo were conducting "Oplan Sita" along 2nd Street, Baseco in Port Area when they flagged down a tricycle with two male passengers at around 8:45 p.m.   According to witness Raul Esperanza, 47, who is a village watchman in Barangay 649 Zone 68, Cpl. Edmar Dixson Fesway, of Baseco PCP, was about to check the tricycle when one of th...Keep on reading: Suspect dies, cop hurt in Manila shootout
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