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SINGAPORE --- Newspapers and newsrooms will continue to exist in the future, even as media organizations worldwide grapple with issues of falling revenue. But how the news is presented could evolve, and news organizations are experimenting with different business models to find a sustainable way forward, The Straits Times' editor Warren Fernandez said Wednesday. Fernandez, who is also the editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) English, Malay and Tamil Media Group, was speaking at the annual ST Forum Writers' Dialogue. Along with forum editor Mathew Pereira and digital editor Ong Hwee Hwee, he answered questions ranging from declining media revenue to how forum letter...

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Dennis Orcollo pockets SEA Games 10-ball gold
    MANILA, Philippines – Filipino cue artist Dennis Orcollo broke his four-year Southeast Asian Games championship drought on Monday, December 9, capturing the gold medal in the men’s 10-ball tournament at the Manila Hotel Tent.  Despite the fulfilling victory, the 40-year-old Surigao native had to earn the win ...
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29 years later, Carmina returns to horror in MMFF entry
"I'm not the kind to wish misfortune on other people for my personal gain," Carmina Villaroel said when asked how she reacted to her upcoming horror film, "Sunod," making it into this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) after "Kampon," Kris Aquino's planned entry, was disqualified. Carmina is happy, of course, to take part in the event for the first time in 29 years. But she wasn't exactly jumping for joy, either. "Kris is my godmother. And we were already texting each other before everything happened... I congratulated her when I found out that her movie got in. I also got in touch with her when it got disqualified," she related. "Kampon" was dropped by the MMFF committee...Keep on reading: 29 years later, Carmina returns to horror in MMFF entry
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Why Ivan Padilla doesn’t regret leaving Hollywood
Having been raised in the United States, Filipino-American actor Ivan Padilla hasn't really had the opportunity to get close to his famous cousins from the Padilla show biz clan. Just the same, Ivan said he's thankful that the family acknowledges him as one of their own. "Last year, I attended a birthday party for Lola Eva Cario. Kuya Robin was delivering a speech---passionate, heartwarming---when her mother interrupted him to make an announcement that there's a new Padilla in show biz," he told the Inquirer at a recent press conference for his new movie, "Bakit List," which opens in cinemas tomorrow. "And then, Kuya Robin was like, "O tumayo ka, pinsan!" Ivan recalled. "I g...Keep on reading: Why Ivan Padilla doesn’t regret leaving Hollywood
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Makati police confirm kidnapping along Paseo de Roxas
This is a developing story.  MANILA, Philippines – A woman was kidnapped along the commercial road Paseo de Roxas in Makati City late evening Monday, December 9, Makati police confirmed to Rappler in a phone interview. Makati police investigations chief Major Gideon Ines  said a woman, whom they have yet to identify, ...
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Mike Liwag: I can’t imagine doing ‘Culion’ the movie without Jasmine Curtis-Smith
To prepare for his role in Alvin Yapan's historical film "Culion," theater and film actor Mike Liwag opted to shut himself off from the world and stayed at a rented apartment for a week. "The people working on 'Culion' don't know this, but I rented an Airbnb unit for a week to isolate myself. I just kept reading the script and about Culion the island. As this happened, a lot of thoughts and emotions came to me." Mike added: "The input that Direk Alvin gave overwhelmed me. I was overflowing with emotions that there were times when it was hard for me to let go of the character. Just so I could detach from Jaime, my coactors, like Iza (Calzado), would hug me to calm me down and ke...Keep on reading: Mike Liwag: I can’t imagine doing ‘Culion’ the movie without Jasmine Curtis-Smith
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Revived Pasig River ferry will help ease traffic – MMDA
MANILA, Philippines --- In time for the holiday rush, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officially relaunched the Pasig River Ferry Service on Monday to serve as an alternative mode of public transportation. "With the anticipated heavy traffic as the holiday season approaches, there is no better time than now to see how Pasig River can help ease our traffic congestion problem," MMDA Chairman Danny Lim said in a speech at the relaunch ceremony at the Lawton Ferry Station in Manila. "Frankly speaking, the development of effective river transport services will require time and proper execution even if we have the right budget. But given how Metro Manila is conti...Keep on reading: Revived Pasig River ferry will help ease traffic – MMDA
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LOTTO RESULT December 10, 2019
LOTTO RESULT December 10, 2019 – Draws for 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto, and 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT December 10, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto and 6/42 Lotto draw for today, Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known […] The post LOTTO RESULT December 10, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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P7.4-M ‘shabu’ seized in Marikina; 2 suspects nabbed
MANILA, Philippines --- Authorities confiscated some 1.150 kilograms of suspected crystal meth, locally known as shabu, worth around P7.4 million in a buy-bust operation in Marikina City on Monday. According to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), the operation was launched against suspects Christian Lucero, 18, and Jomalyn Poblete, 23. They were arrested in the operation launched by joint NCRPO units in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency at about 6 p.m. on Libis Street in Barangay Concepcion. According to police, Lucero is a suspected courier of illegal drugs who works for a woman whose brother is a detainee at the New Bilibid Prison ...Keep on reading: P7.4-M ‘shabu’ seized in Marikina; 2 suspects nabbed
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SEA Games: Sibol grabs 2nd gold, rallies to beat Thailand in Dota II
MANILA, Philippines--The Philippines snagged another gold medal in esports in the Southeast Asian Games after Sibol's valiant 3-2 stand against Thailand in the Dota II event. Sibol lived up to its rallying cry, "Lakad Matatag," holding on late to pull the rug from under a vaunted Thai squad in Monday night's nail-biter at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Bryle Jacob "CML" Alvizo, Van Jerico "Van" Manalaysay, James Erice "Erice" Guerra, Jun "Bok" Kanehara, Marvin Salvador "Boomy" Rushton, Mc Nicholson "Mc" Villanueva, and John Anthony "Natsumi" Vargas put together a spirited fight-back from a huge hole in the deciding match, engaging the foes in team clashes to deliver the se...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Sibol grabs 2nd gold, rallies to beat Thailand in Dota II
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Noynoy Aquino lands in hospital
Amid speculations about his health, former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III was admitted to the Makati Medical Center yesterday for still unknown reasons.
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Tagle named to key Vatican post
With Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle’s appointment by Pope Francis to a key Vatican office in charge of spreading the Catholic faith, he might have to step down as the Archbishop of Manila and leave the Philippines to take office in Rome.
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Philippines clinches SEAG crown
The SEA Games king is back and steaming home with another gold rush to spice up its coronation day.
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DILG won’t propose Yule truce with Reds
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will not recommend a ceasefire with communist rebels during the Christmas holidays.
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Duterte wants to talk with water firms
There will be no compromise with the country’s top water concessionaires until President Duterte has spoken with their owners and the government lawyers behind the concession deals that he says have led to the “bargaining away” of Philippine sovereignty.
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State U legends tapped to reinforce Perasol staff
The UP Maroons have bolstered their coaching staff in a bid to get over the hump next UAAP season.
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Options for Jerwin
With eight successful title defenses under his IBF superflyweight title belt, Jerwin Ancajas is looking forward to bigger things in his sky-rocketing ring career.
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Pinay dribblers eye elusive gold vs Thais
Gilas Pilipinas women sets out to finally come out of the shadows of its more illustrious male counterparts when it battles Thailand for the SEA Games gold medal tonight at the MOA Arena.
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Casugay earns nod of Indonesian president
“Humanity above all.”
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Brave men spikers soldier on
The script was altered at the last minute. The lead stars and the supporting cast are now out of the picture.
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SEA Games: Orcollo goes through nail-biting finish for 10-ball crown
MANILA, Philippines --- Dennis Orcollo overcame another grueling battle to win the gold medal in the men's 10-ball singles event of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. A night after surviving a semifinal scare from Singapore's Aloysius Yapp, Orcollo found himself in an even tougher match before eking out a 9-8 victory over Vietnam's The Kien Do at Manila Hotel Tent. The 40-year-old Orcollo took an early 4-2 but couldn't sustain it and even trailed, 5-6, before regaining control. Orcollo defended his 10-ball title six years after the event was last contested in Myanmar. He picked up his sixth SEA Games gold medal overall. Filipino cue artists added a third gold to their haul w...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Orcollo goes through nail-biting finish for 10-ball crown
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With parents watching, Pauline Lopez leads smashing PH ‘kick’
MANILA, Philippines---The Philippine national team dutifully defended its home turf in the kyorugi competition of taekwondo, winning three of the possible seven gold medals in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Pauline Lopez, the under-57 kilograms gold medalist, said their impressive haul on Sunday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium was a testament that the team, indeed, has a lot of kick. "It means a lot because we're really showcasing that it's not just mere talk; we're really putting in the work, putting in the effort," said Lopez who won her second gold in the featherweight division. "There's so much support from our association [Philippine Taekwondo Association], from the Philippine...Keep on reading: With parents watching, Pauline Lopez leads smashing PH ‘kick’
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Russia, Ukraine leaders in Paris for crunch talks on ending war
PARIS, France – Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Paris for summit talks Monday, December 9, seen as a critical opportunity to take steps to end 5 years of conflict in the east of Ukraine. No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the meeting – mediated ...
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SEA Games: Caluag vows stronger showing in BMX, eyes race gold
TAGAYTAY CITY - Olympian and former Asian Games gold medalist Daniel Caluag vowed to deliver a stronger showing in the track race on Tuesday after missing out on a medal in the individual time trial at the start of BMX action in the Southeast Asian Games at the newly-constructed bike track here. Caluag, the most experienced rider in the field, finished fourth with the time of 32.689 seconds in the event ruled by Thailand's Komet Sukprasert in 32.038 seconds. The silver went to Indonesia's Toni Syufarudin in 32.56, while another Thai Sitthichok Kaewsrikhao took the bronze in 32.601. "I felt great leading to the event," said the 32-year-old Caluag, who saw action in the 2012 Londo...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Caluag vows stronger showing in BMX, eyes race gold
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SEA Games: Coveta leads PH triumph on the seas
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT---Windsurfers Yancy Kaibigan and Geylord Coveta ruled their respective races Monday while Filipino sailors topped the keelboat event at the expense of Singapore in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Coveta, a two-time world champion, claimed the gold medal in the men's RS:One race while Kaibigan, who pocketed the silver medal twice in the world stage, proved superior in the RS:X race held at Lighthouse Marina Resort here. Not to be outdone, the six-man Philippine crew led by skipper Joel Mejarito and veterans Ridgely Balladares and Richly Magsanay likewise struck the gold in the keelboat match racing in FE28R. Joining Mejarito were Rubin Cruz Jr., Whok Dimapi...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Coveta leads PH triumph on the seas
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Former U.S. Fed chairman Paul Volcker dies at 92 – media
WASHINGTON DC, USA – Former US Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, who tackled American inflation in the 1970s and '80s and later lent his name to landmark Wall Street reforms, died Sunday, December 8, according to media reports. Volcker, who headed the US central bank from 1979 to 1987, was 92. ...
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With 2 days left, deadlocked Israel faces repeat vote
JERUSALEM – Israel edged closer to a third election within a year Monday, December 9, as neither the embattled premier Benjamin Netanyahu nor his main rival appeared close to forming a government two days before a deadline. Right-winger Netanyahu and former army general Benny Gantz, who leads the centrist ...
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Surfer Roger Casugay earns praise from Indonesia’s Jokowi | Evening wRap
Today on Rappler:   Indonesia's Jokowi praises Filipino surfer Casugay: 'Humanity is above all' Indonesian President Joko Widodo praises Filipino surfer Roger Casugay for saving an Indonesian athlete. Ombudsman probes PHISGOC, Cayetano in possible SEA Games corruption Ombudsman Samuel Martires says Monday, December 9, he created a fact-finding panel to look into whether organizers of the 30th Southeast Asian or SEA Games engaged in ...
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Valdez takes benching in stride as PH drops SEA Games bronze match
           MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine women’s volleyball team almost completed a massive comeback to win its first Southeast Asian Games medal in 14 years against Indonesia on Monday, December 9.  Key word being “almost.”  After the Filipinas came a point away from victory at the PhilSports ...
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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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Philippines brings home the gold medal for 'Dota 2'
MANILA, Philippines – There’s a lot of hype built towards the gold medal Dota 2 match between Philippines and Thailand. After all, Dota 2 is one of the biggest and most established competitive games, and the Philippines and Thailand teams are stacked. After dominating their earlier matches, ...
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Unheralded Bautista, Calano run away with SEA Games athletics golds
  CAPAS, Philippines – Unheralded local talents Clinton Kingsley Bautista and Melvin Calano shared the golden spotlight Monday night, December 9, as the country sustained its drive in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games trackfest at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium.  Bautista highlighted the solid showing of the Philippine bets, ruling the men’s ...
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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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'Marriage Story' tops Golden Globes 2020 nominations
LOS ANGELES, USA – Marriage Story, Netflix's heart-wrenching divorce saga, topped the Golden Globe nominations Monday, December 9 with six nods including best drama, kicking off the race for the Oscars. The Irishman, Martin Scorsese's three-and-a-half-hour gangster epic, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's nostalgic love letter to 1960s ...
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WATCH: PH reclaims boxing dominance in SEA Games 2019 Day 9
    CLARK, Pampanga – The Philippines proved that it still rules Southeast Asian boxing as the Pinoy pugs finished on top with 7 golds, 3 silvers, and 2 bronzes on Monday, December 9.  Women's boxing world champions Nesthy Petecio and Josie Gabuco led the women's team, while the usual names of ...
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LOOK: Michelle Dee's Miss World 2019 national costume
MANILA, Philippines – Photos of Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Dee's national costume was released on Monday, December 9. The terno, by designer Francis Libiran is a "symbolic work of art and labor of love," according to the description provided by the Aces and Queens Instagram page . Aces and Queens is the beauty ...
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Vico Sotto's politics: Open to compromise but never to corruption
MANILA, Philippines – Getting into politics wanting to make a difference, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto first decided what he would never do – buy votes, take bribes, hurt anyone – before jumping in with a keen awareness that his morals and convictions would be tested, he told the social media ...
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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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Olsim, Barbosa shore up PH assault in kickboxing, taekwondo
MANILA, Philippines – Jerry Olsim captured the Philippines' first gold medal in kickboxing in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games as another Filipino struck gold in taekwondo on Monday, December 9.  The Team Lakay member scored a shutout 3-0 win over Thailand's Sarayut Klinming to rule the men's -69kg kick light, spearheading ...
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Boy oh boy! Twin male pandas charm Berlin zoo
BERLIN, Germany – The cuteness level at Berlin Zoo doubled on Monday, December 9, when a pair of twin panda cubs made their public debut, with the zoo revealing the cuddly bundles of fur were both boys. The little ones were born at the zoo on August 31 but in ...
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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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Marcial, Suarez bolster PH boxing gold haul
      MANILA, Philippines – Riding the momentum their female counterparts established, Eumir Marcial and his fellow Filipino boxers hauled 5 more gold medals, wrapping up the country’s ring campaign in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in resounding fashion.  Eumir Marcial only needed 71 seconds to put away Vietnam’s ...
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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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WATCH: 'Wonder Woman 1984' first trailer
MANILA, Philippines – The first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 was released Monday, December 9, giving us new details into the upcoming sequel. Set in the 1980s, we meet Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) as she tries to move on from the events of the last movie while continuing to help mankind. ...
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Gilas Pilipinas proves too much for Toroman-led Indonesia to reach finals
MANILA, Philippines – Indonesia kept Gilas Pilipinas on its heels for the first 22 minutes, but all it did was delay the inevitable.  Gilas Pilipinas used a back-breaking third-quarter run to dispose of Indonesia, 97-70, and reach the championship match of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games at the Mall of ...
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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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UK's 'Brexit election' campaign enters final straight
LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's election campaign entered its frenetic final straight on Monday, December 9, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson trying to lock in the votes needed to draw a line under years of arguments and paralysis over European Union membership. Johnson is hoping the poll on Thursday, ...
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