Poe: If emergency power will fix traffic woes, why was it not certified as urgent?

  MANILA, Philippines --- Why was the emergency power not certified as urgent if they felt that this is really the solution to the traffic problem?   Senator Grace Poe said this Thursday amid the continuing push for the granting of the President's special emergency powers to address the crippling traffic and transport problems in Metro Manila.   "I don't understand why this was not certified as urgent if they felt that this is really the solution to the traffic problem," Poe said in an interview over ANC's Headstart.   Poe noted that all the bills that Duterte certified as urgent were "passed without any glitches" including several other controver...

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No Boracay-like shutdown for Baguio City rehabilitation
“Baguio’s problems are so complicated that political will is badly needed to address these problems,” Mayor Magalong said.
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Duterte, family safe after strong Davao del Sur quake
President Rodrigo Duterte and his family were safe as a strong earthquake hit parts of Mindanao on Sunday, Malacañang said.
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Clint Eastwood slammed over ‘sex for stories’ portrayal
Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood was at the center of a firestorm Thursday over his latest movie depicting a reporter trading sex for stories --- prompting legal threats over the "shocking" and "untrue" portrayal from her real-life newspaper. "Richard Jewell" dramatizes the story of the innocent man who found himself targeted in a devastating media frenzy following a deadly blast at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Jewell was initially hailed as a hero after he spotted the pipe bombbut was soon identified by journalists including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC)'s Kathy Scruggs as an FBI suspect. Scruggs, portrayed by Olivia Wilde, is depicted in the movie trading sex w...Keep on reading: Clint Eastwood slammed over ‘sex for stories’ portrayal
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US Senate reso backing De Lima, Ressa ‘idiotic,’ says Locsin
MANILA, Philippines --- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. describes as "idiotic" the US Senate panel resolution urging the release of opposition Sen. Leila de Lima and the dropping of charges against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa who had been critical of the Duterte administration. "Idiotic. Even a Philippine Senate resolution is not one of the ways of ending a criminal trial; there's only acquittal or conviction or dismissal by a demurrer to evidence," the Philippines' top diplomat tweeted Sunday. "But a US Senate resolution? Aside from separation of powers there's the independence of nations," he pointed out. https://twitter.com/teddyboylocsin/status/1205943452262969346 ...Keep on reading: US Senate reso backing De Lima, Ressa ‘idiotic,’ says Locsin
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UN climate talks limp toward finish line, key questions left
MADRID --- After two weeks of talks on tackling global warming, nations have little progress to show for it. Negotiators from almost 200 nations planned to gather for a final time at the U.N. climate meeting in Madrid early Sunday to pass declarations calling for greater ambition in cutting planet-heating greenhouse gases and in helping poor countries suffering the effects of climate change. But one of the key issues at the talks, an agreement on international carbon markets, has eluded officials even after the Chilean chair extended Friday's talks deadline to allow more time for negotiations. The talks have been accompanied at times by angry protests from indigenous and env...Keep on reading: UN climate talks limp toward finish line, key questions left
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Man dresses up as his mom to take her driving test, gets arrested
After a 60-year-old woman failed her driving test thrice, her devoted son took matters into his own hands by attending her fourth test on her behalf last Tuesday, Dec. 10. Despite Heitor Schiave's best efforts to look like his mother, the man from Porto Velho, Brazil was caught by his driving examiner and was charged with identity fraud and attempting to deceive a government body, as per Daily Mail on Thursday, Dec. 12. Maria Schiave's 43-year-old son dressed up as her by donning a floral blouse and a green floor-length skirt. The car mechanic completed his disguise by painting his nails red and styling his hair. Heitor's driving examiner did not buy the man's act. Aline Mendona, an...Keep on reading: Man dresses up as his mom to take her driving test, gets arrested
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‘Keanu Reeves day’ as Matrix, John Wick sequels set
Keanu Reeves' "renaissance" is about to step up a gear. May 21, 2021 has been dubbed "Keanu day," with both his hotly anticipated "Matrix" and "John Wick" sequels due to hit theaters simultaneously in the United States. The scheduling appears to be a coincidence, with kung fu-inflected sci-fi film "The Matrix 4" being distributed by Warner Bros., and hitman thriller "John Wick: Chapter 4" coming from rival studio Lionsgate. While either date could shift, that has not stopped die-hard fans of the "Point Break" and "Bill and Ted" actor from flocking to social media to share their excitement. "Motion to make May 21... a national Keanu Reeves holiday," tweeted Meagan Navarro....Keep on reading: ‘Keanu Reeves day’ as Matrix, John Wick sequels set
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NDRRMC checks for damage after magnitude 6.9 Davao del Sur earthquake
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said assessment operations in the wake of damage caused by the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck southern Mindanao have begun. 
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LOOK: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John in ‘Grease’ costumes once again
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John surprised "Grease" fans when they reunited as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson once more at an event in Florida, United States last Friday, Dec. 13. The actors sported their characters' original costumes in the 1978 movie to a sing-along event at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, TMZ reported yesterday, Dec. 14. Newton-John dressed up in Sandy's iconic yellow cardigan and matching skirt, complete with a white button-up, as seen in her Instagram post also yesterday. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6CK-_GnO3w/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Meanwhile, Travolta channeled Danny once more as he sported the classic leather jacket together with an al...Keep on reading: LOOK: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John in ‘Grease’ costumes once again
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Home-cooked food in Iraqi square brings protesters together
BAGHDAD --- In Baghdad's Tahrir Square, there are the anti-government protesters demonstrating for a better future for Iraq, and there are the volunteers who feed them. From stuffed lamb and fish, to the giant pots of soups and rice, to the plates of lentils and other beans, there is no shortage of food to go around. Volunteers from the capital and southern provinces cook traditional dishes that reflect the country's rich cuisine and bring protesters together. Tahrir Square has been the focal point for the protests that have continued to roil Iraq since Oct. 1. The spontaneous, leaderless demonstrations were organized on social media over long-standing grievances including gove...Keep on reading: Home-cooked food in Iraqi square brings protesters together
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Davao Del Sur Hit by Earthquake with 6.9 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 6.9 magnitude quake in Davao Del Sur today, December 15, 2019 at 2:11 PM. One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the 7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a tsunami advisory […] The post Davao Del Sur Hit by Earthquake with 6.9 Magnitude appeared first on Philippine News.
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3-story building caves in after 6.9 magnitude quake in Davao del Sur
DAVAO CITY -- A three story commercial building in Padada town of Davao del Sur caved in after a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit the town on Sunday afternoon. It is yet unclear, as of posting, if people are trapped inside the damaged building. Several market vendors were also pinned down by a collapsed wall in Padada town but residents immediately offered help to rescue them from the rubble. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that the quake struck 6 kilometers northwest of Padada at around 2:11 p.m. The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, has a depth of 30 kilometers. Intensity 6 was felt in Matanao in Davao del Sur but people reportedl...Keep on reading: 3-story building caves in after 6.9 magnitude quake in Davao del Sur
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Bill seeks standardized wages, mandatory insurance for media workers
House Bill 2476 seeks to "recognize the invaluable contribution of media workers to society" as they are "left to fend for themselves especially when making danger-filled reportages."
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Robredo backs review of deals with water firms
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Ma. Leonor "Leni" Robredo backed Sunday the review of the deals between the government and water concessionaires but warned that "careless decisions' on the part of the Duterte administration might drive away investors. "Yes, it should be done --- especially now that it appears the agreements have onerous provisions," Robredo, speaking in Filipino, said in "BISErbisyong LENI," he weekly program aired AM radio station DZXL, when asked about agreements with Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. "But for me, there are calmer ways of doing it. If we deal with this issue calmly there will be a lot of collateral damage," she w...Keep on reading: Robredo backs review of deals with water firms
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Usman batters Covington, Volkanovski claims title at UFC 245
LAS VEGAS --- Kamaru Usman brutally stopped Colby Covington with 50 seconds left in the fifth round at UFC 245 on Saturday night, retaining his UFC welterweight title with a spectacular finish to their grudge match. Alexander Volkanovski took the UFC featherweight title from Max Holloway and became the second Australian champion in the promotion's history with a tactical unanimous-decision victory. Amanda Nunes defended her bantamweight title with a grinding unanimous-decision victory over Germaine De Randamie at T-Mobile Arena. Usman (16-1) closed out an occasionally slow fight with Covington (15-2) in thrilling fashion, knocking down the challenger twice with precise punches ...Keep on reading: Usman batters Covington, Volkanovski claims title at UFC 245
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Barcelona’s disputed draw adds fuel to upcoming ‘clásico’
MADRID --- A disputed decision not to award a late penalty may have cost Barcelona the Spanish league lead entering Wednesday's "clsico" against Real Madrid. Barcelona was held to a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad on Saturday, giving Madrid a chance to go into the midweek match at Camp Nou Stadium with a two-point lead if it beats Valencia on Sunday. Barcelona was expected to file a formal complaint to the Spanish soccer federation over the non-call, which came after Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente appeared to pull down Gerard Piqu by his jersey in stoppage time. Neither the referee nor video review thought there was enough to award a penalty. Barcelona was especially upset ...Keep on reading: Barcelona’s disputed draw adds fuel to upcoming ‘clásico’
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Mills hits winner, Spurs outlast Suns in record-setting OT
MEXICO CITY --- San Antonio set a record. Patty Milly got the Spurs a win, too. Mills made a jumper from the free throw line with 0.3 seconds left in the Spurs' record-setting fourth consecutive overtime game, and they outlasted the Phoenix Suns 121-119 on Saturday. The NBA record book shows 20 instances of teams playing three straight overtime games --- but never four straight, like the Spurs have. They're 3-1 in those games, their best stretch since opening the season 4-1. "We've had four overtime games in a row now and we've won three of them and I think there's something positive to be said for that," Mills said. "Tonight it was the execution. We haven't had the greatest...Keep on reading: Mills hits winner, Spurs outlast Suns in record-setting OT
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Alleged NPA commander among killed in Sorsogon clash
LEGAZPI CITY -- An alleged New People's Army (NPA) commander was among the four rebels killed in an ongoing firefight with Army soldiers in a remote village in Matnog town in Sorsogon province, Maj. Ricky Aguilar, Philippine Army's 9th Infantry Division public affairs chief, said Sunday. Killed was Robert Estiller, aka "Cindy/Meo," commanding officer of the NPA Sentro De Garbidad (SDG), Larangan 2, operating in Sorsogon. Estiller's three other companions who were also slain in the armed encounter are yet to be identified, Aguilar said. The body of the slain NPA commander and his companions are now in the custody of the Army and would be turned over to the Matnog police for disposit...Keep on reading: Alleged NPA commander among killed in Sorsogon clash
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Tokyo unveils heat-busting stadium, 7 months before Olympics
Tokyo formally unveiled its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium Sunday, more than seven months before the 2020 Opening Ceremony -- with a host of special features to beat the feared heat. Built on the site of the former national stadium used for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, it has five floors above ground and two below, with greenery planted on the decks to provide shade from the scorching summer sun. The eaves around the outer perimeter keep out sunlight and rain and will help channel breeze into the stadium. There are also eight mist spraying facilities, 185 fans and 16 air-conditioned lounges. Opening the facility, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed its "top-level universal desi...Keep on reading: Tokyo unveils heat-busting stadium, 7 months before Olympics
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Antetokounmpo, Middleton lead Bucks to 18th straight win
MILWAUKEE --- Giannis Antetokounmpo displayed his remarkable skills early and often as the Milwaukee Bucks continued their quest to break a franchise record that has stood for nearly half a century. The reigning MVP sank a 3-pointer for his first points of the game, then followed with a spinning layup, a wide-open dunk and a step-through slam for nine quick points to give Milwaukee an early lead. And when the Cleveland Cavaliers made it close in the second quarter, Antetokounmpo streaked down the court, received a feed from Donte DiVincenzo and threw down a one-handed dunk as the Bucks began to pull away. Antetokounmpo and the Bucks went on to beat Cleveland 125-108 Saturday...Keep on reading: Antetokounmpo, Middleton lead Bucks to 18th straight win
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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolts Davao del Sur
MANILA, Philippines --- A powerful 6.9 earthquake rocked Padada, Davao del Sur on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake struck at 2:11 p.m. with epicenter 6 kilometers northwest of Padada. Phivolcs said that the tremor was of tectonic origin and had a 30-kilometer depth of focus,sending people out of their houses and buildings in Digos City. The tremor was also felt in other areas at various intensities: Reported Intensities: Intensity VII - Matanao & Magsaysay, Davao del Sur Intensity VI - Kidapawan City; General Santos City; Bansalan, Davao del Sur; Alabel & Malapatan, Sarangani; Koronadal City Inte...Keep on reading: Magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolts Davao del Sur
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Luka Doncic injures ankle, Mavs fall to Heat in overtime
DALLAS --- A Dallas crowd stunned by Luka Doncic's ankle injury and the big deficit that followed was standing with the Mavericks in position to win late. Still, a huge comeback without the young phenom came up short. Doncic left in the opening minutes with a sprained ankle and the Mavericks rallied from 24 points down to take a lead into the final minute of regulation before falling to the Miami Heat 122-118 in overtime Saturday night. Bam Adebayo put Miami in front for good on a put-back dunk with 1:15 remaining in overtime and finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double in three games. "Anytime you lose your best player, the way he'...Keep on reading: Luka Doncic injures ankle, Mavs fall to Heat in overtime
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LOOK: Angel Locsin’s appointment as peace ambassador by Gawad Filipino earns praise
Actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin has nothing but gratitude after being appointed as the Ambassador for Peace and Humanitarian Advocate by the Gawad Filipino Awards last Dec. 5. The multi-awarded actress expressed her thanks and showed off her well-deserved certificate through Instagram last Friday, Dec. 13. "Maraming salamat po Gawad Filipino Awards. Mabuhay po kayo (Thank you so much, Gawad Filipino Awards. Long live)," she said. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6AUXstlLYK/ Locsin gave fans a peek of the actual certificate and her "ambassador" sash, accompanied by a short "boomerang" clip of her blowing a kiss while holding her certificate. Locsin's appointment was...Keep on reading: LOOK: Angel Locsin’s appointment as peace ambassador by Gawad Filipino earns praise
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Earthquake shocks southern Mindanao
The quake was felt as far as Davao City, according to reports from The STAR.
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Alleged drug pusher shoots down village exec in Batangas
SAN PEDRO CITY -- A village councilor in Batangas City was shot and killed allegedly by a man tagged as an illegal drug pusher in their barangay (village). The victim was identified as Jorge Almarez, a councilor in Barangay Bolbok. Batangas city police chief Lt. Col. Julius Aonuevo, meanwhile, identified the suspect as Gilbert Acua. In a phone interview Sunday, Aonuevo said the village officials had long suspected Acua of illegal drug pushing. In fact, the officials were in the process of verifying reports from the community for the possible inclusion of the suspect on the village's watchlist of illegal drug personalities. "Allegedly, it was Almarez who [submitted] the inf...Keep on reading: Alleged drug pusher shoots down village exec in Batangas
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Robredo: PDEA chief Aquino asked me to stay as ICAD co-chair
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday claimed that two days before she was sacked as co-chair of the Interagency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino urged her to stay in her post. "Ma'am, huwag mo kaming iiwan. Huwag mo kaming iiwan kasi maraming nangyayari noong nandiyan ka na," Robredo recalled what Aquino told her during her radio program "Biserbisyong Leni" on RMN-DZXL. (Ma'am, please don't leave us. Many things already happened when you were already here.) According to Robredo, this happened during a closed-door meeting, and that her staff also heard Aquino's plea. "Kasi a...Keep on reading: Robredo: PDEA chief Aquino asked me to stay as ICAD co-chair
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Perasol unsurprised by return of UP stars
The announcement of the return of UP Fighting Maroon stars Bright Akhuetie, Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero came as no surprise to head coach Bo Perasol.
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Crawford stops Kavaliauskas to defend welterweight title
NEW YORK --- Terence Crawford's latest opponent had not only never been knocked down, but Crawford couldn't recall seeing him even hurt. Then again, he'd never been in a ring with a fighter like Crawford before. Crawford dropped Egidijus Kavaliauskas three times before stopping him in the ninth round Saturday night to remain unbeaten and defend his welterweight title at Madison Square Garden. "I wanted to give the crowd a knockout," Crawford said. "When I started letting my hands go, I started landing more fatal shots." Crawford knocked down the challenger once in the seventh round and twice more in the ninth before referee Ricky Gonzalez stopped it at 44 seconds of the round. Cra...Keep on reading: Crawford stops Kavaliauskas to defend welterweight title
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Mother who threw her newborn baby at crib jailed
A mother, who claims she felt frustrated with her newborn baby, threw the child at a hospital crib to stop him from crying. The newborn's mother, Megan James, is charged with child endangerment and has been jailed in Iowa, United States, subject to a $30,000 (P1.5 million) bond, as per Fox-affiliate, KTIV last Friday, Dec. 13. The 32-two-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy boy on Nov. 15 at the Sioux City hospital, according to court documents. The baby's injuries later made the hospital staff suspicious, local radio station KSCJ reported on the same day. Eventually, the mother admitted to her wrongdoing. She claimed she felt exasperated with the baby while trying to breastfeed h...Keep on reading: Mother who threw her newborn baby at crib jailed
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Soldier slain, 2 others wounded in clash with NPA rebels in Isabela
  GAMU, Isabela -- An Army corporal was killed while two other soldiers were wounded during an encounter with some New People's Army rebels in Echague town on Saturday, the military said. Maj. Noriel Tayaban, Army's 5th Infantry Division spokesperson, identified the fatality as Cpl. Adonis Galera of Pinukpuk town, Kalinga province. The wounded were Cpl. Harold Ganagan of Tinglayan, Kalinga; and Cpl. Fajardo Manuel of Paracelis, Mountain Province. Tayaban said the soldiers, who belong to the 86th Infantry Battalion, were deployed to Barangay Villa Rey after receiving reports that the communist rebels were trying to extort for the underground movement's anniversary on Dec....Keep on reading: Soldier slain, 2 others wounded in clash with NPA rebels in Isabela
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Fact check: Makati abduction an 'isolated incident'?
"I think that particular incident is isolated. I have not heard of any kidnapping cases reported whether by the media or by word of mouth, except for that video that went viral."
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This little piggy went to court: German piglets ‘sue over castration’
BERLIN, Germany --- Little piggies go to market, but in Germany they also go to court. In a legal first, animal rights activists have asked Germany's top court to ban the practice of castrating young male pigs without anaesthetic -- with the piglets themselves listed as the plaintiffs. The painful procedure has become increasingly controversial in Europe and has been banned in Sweden, Norway and Switzerland. Farmers argue that the castration of piglets a few days after birth is necessary to prevent "boar taint", the occasional occurrence of a foul smell when cooking pork from male pigs past puberty. The German parliament outlawed castration without pain relief in 2013 but it ...Keep on reading: This little piggy went to court: German piglets ‘sue over castration’
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Chinese borrowers drown in online lending’s ‘bottomless pit’ 
SHANGHAI, China --- Telecoms engineer Peng Jiezhao's taste for new smartphones and expensive sneakers seemed like a harmless, if expensive, hobby -- until he started borrowing money from Chinese online lending sites to feed it. An initial 300-yuan ($42) loan began a downward spiral that dragged Peng, 22, into a 100,000 yuan debt borrowed from more than 20 "peer-to-peer" (P2P) lending platforms. "No matter how much money I made, I had nothing left for myself and had to use almost all of it to pay off debt," said Peng, who calls the debt trap a "bottomless pit." This year, a new complication emerged: an official crackdown on online lending shuttered thousands of providers that...Keep on reading: Chinese borrowers drown in online lending’s ‘bottomless pit’ 
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LOOK: Sarah Lahbati and family return to El Nido for holiday vacay
Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez once again have jetted off to El Nido, Palawan to spend some quality beach time with their sons, Zion and Kai. The family of four landed on the island last Thursday, Dec. 12, as seen on Lahbati's Instagram post on the same day. "Made it to El Nido [heart emoji]," she said, accompanying a series of photos of the family's airplane trip. https://www.instagram.com/p/B59wtRTlM2h/ Lahbati expressed her enthusiasm in another post while giving fans a peek at the family of four who just arrived at the hotel they are staying at. "So happy to be here with the fam & to be able to spend some much needed quality time," she said. https://www...Keep on reading: LOOK: Sarah Lahbati and family return to El Nido for holiday vacay
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P400k-worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Cavite
SAN PEDRO CITY -- The police recovered suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) worth P408,000 in an operation in Dasmarias City in Cavite province, report said on Sunday. Authorities also arrested suspected drug dealer, Manolito Villanueva, 47, a resident of Barangay (village) Paliparan 3. Cavite police director Col. Marlon Santos, in a text message, said the buy-bust happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the same village. The police seized five plastic sachets of suspected shabu from Villanueva during the sting operation. Edited by JE...Keep on reading: P400k-worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Cavite
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LOOK: Alice Dixson’s ‘Dyesebel’ scenes bring back ‘so many fond memories’
Alice Dixson has appeared in numerous productions since she started acting, but still takes the time to look back at her time as the titular character in "Dyesebel". The actress took to Instagram yesterday, Dec. 14 to post some scenes from the 1990 film with her fellow cast members Judy Ann Santos, Malou de Guzman and Richard Gomez. https://www.instagram.com/tv/B6CffGagw1B/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Dixson recalled how she was only 18 years old when they started filming the production. "It took two years to complete as like many [nerve-wracking] movies we had our share of setbacks," she said. "[O]ur producer, Mother Lily of [Regal Films] was unsure whether to invest in me, a v...Keep on reading: LOOK: Alice Dixson’s ‘Dyesebel’ scenes bring back ‘so many fond memories’
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4 Reds killed in Sorsogon clash
LEGAZPI CITY -- At least four suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) were killed when a firefight broke out between Army soldiers and the rebels on Sunday morning in Matnog town in Sorsogon province. Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said clash started around 7:15 a.m and was still on-going in Barangay (village) Calpi as of Sunday noon. Report said a platoon of Army soldiers chanced upon a 60-man NPA group led by Arnel Estiller, aka "Mando," of the NPA Larangan 2 operating in Sorsogon. Apart from the four still unidentified fatalities, government forces also found four high powered firearms, including an M203 rifle, the report said. Police che...Keep on reading: 4 Reds killed in Sorsogon clash
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Heads Up, Taguig Folks: Here's the Traffic Advisory for the MMFF Parade
Take note of the stop-and-go traffic schemes.
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Families displaced by conflict in Sulu get relief goods
Hundreds of families displaced by hostilities between the military and the Abu Sayyaf benefited from an outreach mission of the Bangsamoro government on Saturday in Patikul, Sulu.
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De Lima on Panelo’s remarks after OK of US Senate panel reso: ‘Nakakatawa’
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Leila De Lima on Sunday shot back at presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo after he criticized the US Senate panel resolution calling for the senator's release and for the dropping of the charges against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. "Nakakatawa naman ito (this is funny)," De Lima said of Panelo in a statement. "Mr. Panelo, my case is a test case for your boss' attempt to flex his tyrannical ambitions," she added. "The whole world knows that. Malacaang, backed up with its troll army, is a veritable mill of massive disinformation campaigns." On Saturday, Panelo said that those who passed the resolution should look into the cases of De Lima and Ressa...Keep on reading: De Lima on Panelo’s remarks after OK of US Senate panel reso: ‘Nakakatawa’
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These Are the Top 5 Causes of Traffic in Metro Manila, According to the MMDA
Some might surprise you.
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Robredo: PDEA chief supportive in private, dismissive in interviews
"Ilang beses na, ang sinasabi sa ikan, iba yung sinasabi sa media," she said of PDEA chief Aaron Aquino.
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Roads closed in Pasig on Dec. 15 for Paskotitap 2019
MANILA, Philippines --- Some roads in Pasig City will be temporarily closed for the annual Paskotitap festival on Sunday, the city's Public Information Office said. The Paskotitap festival is Pasig City's yearly light and lantern parade. In an advisory released Friday, it read that the following roads will be closed on Dec.15: Caruncho Ave. - in front of the Pasig City Hall (1 p.m. onwards) Eagle St. (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave. (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Pasig Blvd. - Vargas Bridge/Rotonda (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) A. Mabini St. (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Plaza Rizal Intersection (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) F. Manalo St. - fronting City Hall (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Motorists wer...Keep on reading: Roads closed in Pasig on Dec. 15 for Paskotitap 2019
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Britain’s Johnson vows to repay trust of opposition voters
LONDON, United Kingdom --- Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Saturday to repay the trust of former opposition voters who gave his Conservatives a mandate to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson toured a leftist bastion once represented by former Labour leader Tony Blair in a bid to show his intent to unite the country after years of divisions over Brexit. The northeastern region fell to the Tories in a general election Thursday that turned into a re-run of the 2016 EU membership referendum in which Johnson championed the Brexit cause. Johnson told cheering campaigners that he understood how difficult it was for traditional Labour voters to switch sides...Keep on reading: Britain’s Johnson vows to repay trust of opposition voters
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Fresh ‘Awaken Amazing’ campaign reinvent Ayala Malls for new generations
In the Philippines, shopping malls continue to be "community hubs" that shape local culture and life. One might even argue that for Filipinos, malling is a rite of passage. And for over 31 years, Ayala Malls has played a key role in the lives of Filipinos who have grown up alongside the very same shopping malls that grace the many cities today. From its beginnings in Makati to its latest wonder mall in Manila Bay, Ayala Malls has spread the brand's legacy across the country, across decades. With its trademark architecture, a staple roster of prestigious brands and restaurants, notable open spaces and lush landscaping -- we have come to a point when you know a mall is an Ayala Mall,...Keep on reading: Fresh ‘Awaken Amazing’ campaign reinvent Ayala Malls for new generations
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10 Versatile Black Tank Tops You'll Want to Stock Up On
Because everyone needs a go-to black tank.
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Malditas move up in FIFA World Rankings
After a successful 30th Southeast Asian Games that led them to their first ever semifinals appearance in the biennial meet, the Malditas moved up two places from their 69th place earlier this year.
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Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads
NEW YORK --- Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar. The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, removed the ads because the controversy was a distraction, a spokesperson said in an interview Saturday. "The debate surrounding these commercials on all sides was distracting from the purpose of our network, which is to provide entertainment value," said a statement provided by Molly Biwer, senior vice president for public affairs and communications at Hallmark. In an interview, she added: "The Hallmark br...Keep on reading: Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads
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