Racehorse trainer Baffert denies doping Triple Crown king Justify

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES, USA – Legendary trainer Bob Baffert on Thursday, September 12, denied doping 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify after it emerged the horse failed a drug test before last year's Kentucky Derby.

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Catriona Gray Says “Kalarangan’ Instead of ‘Karangalan’, Netizens React
Here are the reactions of netizens when Catriona Gray said “kalarangan” instead of “karangalan” Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray said “kalarangan” instead of “karangalan” during her farewell speech and this received reactions from netizens. Catriona once again stunned pageant fans even before she officially signed off as the reigning Miss Universe. During her farewell walk, […] The post Catriona Gray Says “Kalarangan’ Instead of ‘Karangalan’, Netizens React appeared first on Philippine News.
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Gift Guide: 30 Gift Ideas Under P2,000 Perfect for Your Siblings
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Activist Thunberg turns spotlight on indigenous struggle at climate summit
MADRID — Teen activist Greta Thunberg turned a spotlight on the struggles of the world’s indigenous peoples against climate change on Monday, appearing at a U.N. summit alongside other young campaigners furious at the West’s failure to tackle the crisis. Indigenous communities from the United States to South America and Australia have mounted increasingly vocal […] The post Activist Thunberg turns spotlight on indigenous struggle at climate summit appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Male Student Caught in the Act Zooming Ivana Alawi’s Photos Goes Viral
Male Student Caught in the Act Zooming the Photos of Ivana Alawi A male student caught on the camera zooming the photos of Ivana Alawi has gone viral on social media and earned various reactions from the netizens. Recently, a Facebook user named Ezeckiel John Cabarles uploaded of a video footage of his classmates browsing […] The post Male Student Caught in the Act Zooming Ivana Alawi’s Photos Goes Viral appeared first on Philippine News.
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Proud Igorot Fights For Right To Wear Traditional Clothes In Arnis Event
Proud Igorot Fights For Lineage & Right To Wear Bahag In Arnis Event PROUD IGOROT – The Filipino people are deeply rooted in their diverse cultures and traditions carried on from generation to generation. This is heavily emphasized by a member of the Philippine National Arnis squad who fought for his right to wear the […] The post Proud Igorot Fights For Right To Wear Traditional Clothes In Arnis Event appeared first on Philippine News.
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What Are The Examples Of Sedimentary Rocks? (Answer)
What Are The Examples Of Sedimentary Rocks? (Answer) EXAMPLES OF SEDIMENTARY ROCKS – In this topic, we will now know the following examples of sedimentary rocks, one of the three types of rocks. Meaning Sedimentary rocks are one of the three types of rocks that are formed when particles of sand, shells, pebbles, and other […] The post What Are The Examples Of Sedimentary Rocks? (Answer) appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bacolod City Council Proposes of Declaring Ben Tulfo as “Persona Non-Grata”
Bacolod City Council Mulls Declaring Ben Tulfo as “Persona Non-Grata” BACOLOD CITY – The majority of members of the city council proposed the declaration of the veteran Filipino broadcaster Ben Tulfo as “Persona Non-Grata”. Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran is accusing Ben Tulfo of embarrassing and maligning Bacolod City Mayor Evelio ‘Bing’ Leonardia. He also […] The post Bacolod City Council Proposes of Declaring Ben Tulfo as “Persona Non-Grata” appeared first on Philippine News.
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SEA Games Investigation Covers PHISGOC Head Alan Peter Cayetano
Ombudsman’s SEA Games Investigation Includes PHISGOC Head Alan Peter Cayetano SEA GAMES INVESTIGATION – As the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games come to a close, the Office of the Ombudsman is ready to begin their probing regarding the controversies and problems faced by the organizers. In addition to this, the office said that no one […] The post SEA Games Investigation Covers PHISGOC Head Alan Peter Cayetano appeared first on Philippine News.
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Miss Universe: Pokwang Airs Theory Why Gazini Failed To Take Home Crown
Pokwang Airs Theory Why Gazini Ganados Failed To Take Home Miss Universe Crown MISS UNIVERSE – Kapamilya actress Pokwang gave her theory why Gazini Ganados failed to take home the crown. In a previous article, netizens create funny memes about the Miss Universe competition. A Facebook user shared several photos of the contestants that came […] The post Miss Universe: Pokwang Airs Theory Why Gazini Failed To Take Home Crown appeared first on Philippine News.
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Makati Kidnapping Video Goes Viral Online, Makati Police Confirms
Here’s a video of Makati kidnapping which was confirmed by the Makati police. MAKATI KIDNAPPING – A Chinese woman was reportedly kidnapped late Monday night in the business district of Makati City, police confirms. A scary and alarming scene broke off before midnight as a kidnapping scene happened along the commercial road Paseo de Roxas in […] The post Makati Kidnapping Video Goes Viral Online, Makati Police Confirms appeared first on Philippine News.
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Mico Palanca found dead, 41
Actor Mico Palanca has died. He was 41.
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MMDA To Enact Stop-And-Go Scheme As Sea Games Closes
MMDA To Enact Stop-And-Go Scheme As Sea Games Closes MMDA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement the stop-and-go scheme as the 30th SEA Games reach its close. According to GMA News, the bureau spokesperson said that the approach will be the same as they did in the opening of SEA Games. “Kagaya […] The post MMDA To Enact Stop-And-Go Scheme As Sea Games Closes appeared first on Philippine News.
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$120K Banana Art Taped To Wall Eaten By Performance Artist
Hungry For $120K Worth of Banana Art Duct-Taped To A Wall? $120K BANANA ART – Throughout the years, artists have pushed the boundaries of their medium to great extents, redefining the very definition of “Art”. Oftentimes, the art in itself is valued based on the interpretation of the audience. Or are we simply at a […] The post $120K Banana Art Taped To Wall Eaten By Performance Artist appeared first on Philippine News.
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BREAKING NEWS: 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Occidental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro Hit by Earthquake with 3.6 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.6 magnitude quake in Occidental Mindoro today, December 10, 2019. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different […] The post BREAKING NEWS: 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Occidental Mindoro appeared first on Philippine News.
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Top 10 Fight Scenes in Star Wars Movies
The best displays of lightsabers, Force usage, and more.
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Mico Palanca’s Cause of Death at 41 Years Old Breaks Countless Hearts
Cause of Death of Actor Mico Palanca Shocks Loved Ones, Supporters MICO PALANCA – The cause of death of the actor who died at the age of 41 years old on Monday, December 9, 2019, left countless hearts broken. Recently, a sad report about the death Mico Palanca, the younger brother of actor Bernard Palanca, […] The post Mico Palanca’s Cause of Death at 41 Years Old Breaks Countless Hearts appeared first on Philippine News.
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Man Arrested For Robbing An Apartment In Sampaloc, Manila
Man Arrested For Robbing An Apartment In Sampaloc, Manila SAMPALOC – A young man was arrested on Monday for breaking in an apartment in Barangay 518 in the district of Sampaloc, Manila. According to ABS-CBN News, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed that a 20-year-old suspect carried a bag from the victim which contained a […] The post Man Arrested For Robbing An Apartment In Sampaloc, Manila appeared first on Philippine News.
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Mico Palanca Death At 41 Earns Shocked Reactions, Actor’s Family Speaks Up
Mico Palanca death at 41 shocks many people and here’s the statement from his family. MICO PALANCA DEATH – The actor Mico Palanca reported dead at the age of 41 after jumping off from a building on Monday, December 9, 2019. Mico Palanca is the brother of Bernard Palanca. And reported on Monday, December 9, […] The post Mico Palanca Death At 41 Earns Shocked Reactions, Actor’s Family Speaks Up appeared first on Philippine News.
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Former President Noynoy Aquino Hospitalized, Admitted to ICU
Former President Noynoy Aquino Lands in Hospital Former President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III has been hospitalized and currently admitted at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. On Monday (December 9, 2019), ex-President Noynoy Aquino was admitted to the Makati Medical Center for unidentified reasons. Aquino’s hospitalization garnered various speculations from the public. Some citizens are speculating […] The post Former President Noynoy Aquino Hospitalized, Admitted to ICU appeared first on Philippine News.
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PAGASA – Cloudy Skies And Scattered Rains On Tuesday (December 10)
PAGASA – Cloudy Skies And Scattered Rains On Tuesday (December 10) PAGASA – Weather bureau PAGASA recently announced that the forecast for today’s weather will be cloudy skies with scattered rains. The bureau elaborated that cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms due to the tail end of a cold front will be faced by […] The post PAGASA – Cloudy Skies And Scattered Rains On Tuesday (December 10) appeared first on Philippine News.
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BREAKING NEWS: Mico Palanca Dies At 41
Actor Mico Palanca Died at 41 Years Old MICO PALANCA – A lot of people are saddened and shocked that the actor died at the age of 41 years old on Monday, December 9, 2019. In the Philippine entertainment industry, a lot of people are not only connected for being fellow actors or actresses. Some […] The post BREAKING NEWS: Mico Palanca Dies At 41 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Meet One of Gymnastics Champ Carlos Yulo's Earliest Supporters
Lolo Frisco would bring the young Caloy to the gym.
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Finland’s new young female prime minister breaks the mold
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Finland's next government is breaking the mold in multiple ways.     Sanna Marin, the 34-year-old transport minister, was tapped over the weekend by the ruling Social Democratic Party to be Finland's new prime minister. When she takes the reins of the country, most likely on Tuesday, she will become the world's youngest sitting head of government.   In another unusual development, Marin will head a coalition with four other parties that are all led by women --- three of whom are in their early 30s. Her own biography also breaks the mold: Raised by a single mother, she has described feeling discriminated against in Finland when her m...Keep on reading: Finland’s new young female prime minister breaks the mold
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Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand
WHAKATANE, New Zealand - A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said.     Helicopter crews landed on White Island despite the danger and helped evacuate the dozens of survivors, some of them critically injured.   Hours after the disaster, authorities said the site was still too dangerous for rescuers to search for the missing. But aircraft flew over the island repeatedly, and "no signs of life have been seen at any point," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sai...Keep on reading: Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand
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Rapper Juice WRLD treated for opioids during police search of plane
CHICAGO - A federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search a private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage had arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died, authorities said Monday.     The plane carrying the 21-year-old rapper, who was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May, and about a dozen other people landed at Midway International Airport at around 2 a.m. Sunday. Federal agents and city police officers, acting on a tip that a private plane coming from Los Angeles to Midway was carrying guns and drugs, were waiting, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Gugl...Keep on reading: Rapper Juice WRLD treated for opioids during police search of plane
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DoubleDragon, RLC team up on Libis property project
Property developers DoubleDragon Properties Corp. and Robinsons Land Corp. have teamed up to jointly acquire and develop a prime one-hectare commercial property in Libis, Quezon City that formerly housed a commissary of bakeshop chain Red Ribbon. DoubleDragon and RLC are jointly investing P2 billion to the 50-50 percent partnership, which will create around 103,000 additional gross floor area of retail and office space, thereby boosting the recurring income portfolio of both parties, DoubleDragon chair Edgar Sia II said in an interview on Monday. Since the property is adjacent to RLC's first township development, Bridgetowne, this will also effectively expand the master-planned...Keep on reading: DoubleDragon, RLC team up on Libis property project
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NBA denies Rockets’ protest after Harden dunk waved off
NEW YORK - The Houston Rockets won't get a do-over after officials wrongly disallowed a slam dunk by James Harden in a double-overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs, even though the NBA has disciplined the officials who got the call wrong and botched the aftermath by not allowing Houston to challenge.     The league announced Monday that it has denied the Rockets' protest of last Tuesday's game, which the Spurs won 135-133. A successful protest, which is rare, would result in part of the game being replayed.   Harden's dunk with 7:50 remaining in regulation was so forceful that, after the ball cleared the net, it looped around the basket and upward, crea...Keep on reading: NBA denies Rockets’ protest after Harden dunk waved off
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Pagasa’s Tuesday forecast: Cloudy skies with a chance of rain
MANILA, Philippines - Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms are expected in the Bicol region, Quezon and Samar provinces on Tuesday due to the tail-end of a cold front the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported in its daily weather forecast.   Flash floods and rain-induced landslides are possible in rain-affected areas, Pagasa warned.   Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will affect the rest of Luzon, bringing cloudy skies and light rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos region and Aurora province.   Gusty conditions in coastal and mountainous areas could be ...Keep on reading: Pagasa’s Tuesday forecast: Cloudy skies with a chance of rain
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2020 newcomer Bloomberg stepping onto international stage
NEW YORK - New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launched his campaign less than three weeks ago, but he is already making his first foreign trip as a presidential candidate.     The Democrat will appear Tuesday at a United National global climate conference in Madrid, where he'll share the results of his private push to organize thousands of U.S. cities and businesses to abide by the terms of a global climate treaty that the Trump administration is working to abandon.   The appearance comes as Bloomberg, a former Republican whose dedication to the environment earned him the designation of special UN envoy for climate action, tries to find his footing i...Keep on reading: 2020 newcomer Bloomberg stepping onto international stage
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US stocks close broadly lower on Wall Street; trade in focus
Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Monday as losses in technology, health care and financial companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market.     The selling snapped a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 and wiped out the index's 0.2% gain last week.   Trading was mostly muted as investors looked ahead to a busy week of economic reports and an interest rate policy update from the Federal Reserve. The market also remained focused on developments in the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.   Both sides have been working toward a limited "phase 1" deal that investors hope can at least avert new U.S. tariffs from kic...Keep on reading: US stocks close broadly lower on Wall Street; trade in focus
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Too much of a Greta thing? Activist urges focus on others
MADRID - With dozens of cameras pointing at her across a room full of reporters, celebrity teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg had an unexpected message: Look the other way.     "Our stories have been told over and over again," the 16-year-old Swede said, explaining why she and prominent German activist Luisa Neubauer would be handing over the stage at the U.N. climate meeting in Madrid to other young activists.   "It's really about them," Thunberg added of the young activists from developing countries already facing the effects of climate change, including violent storms, droughts and rising sea levels. "We talk about our future, they talk about their ...Keep on reading: Too much of a Greta thing? Activist urges focus on others
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Makati police probing reported abduction of Chinese woman
MANILA, Philippines - The Makati City police on Tuesday said a thorough investigation is being conducted on the reported abduction of a Chinese woman by three Chinese men in the city central business district.   Makati City police chief Col. Rogelio Simon said that based on witnesses' accounts, the victim casually hopped aboard a Kia Carnival van along Paseo de Roxas corner Nieva Street on Monday at 9 p.m.   The two suspects also went inside the van.   After a few minutes, witnesses said the victim tried to force her way out of the vehicle and started shouting.   The vehicle sped off with the victim, as shown on video footage taken by witnesses...Keep on reading: Makati police probing reported abduction of Chinese woman
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Gov’t lawyers blamed for water concession deals
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte said he won't allow a settlement with Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. until he had talked with their officials as well as the government lawyers who had been involved in the preparation of the contracts with the private companies that he considered onerous. On Monday, Duterte continued to rail against the water concession contracts and blasted the two administrations that allowed the deal to happen. Speaking at the oath-taking of newly promoted police and military officials in Malacaang, Duterte initially said he would not talk to Manila Water and Maynilad, and scoffed at the idea of entering into a compromise...Keep on reading: Gov’t lawyers blamed for water concession deals
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Burden of proof drags Marcos wealth cases
MANILA, Philippines --- How could it happen that the Sandiganbayan would dismiss three ill-gotten wealth cases against the Marcoses and their cronies due to insufficient evidence when government prosecutors are supposed to have expansive public resources at their disposal? Three cases filed against the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his wife Imelda and their cronies in the period immediately after the February 1986 Edsa uprising were dismissed in three consecutive months this year because government prosecutors had submitted photocopies instead of original documents. The antigraft court in its separate decisions also cited other insufficiencies committed by those tasked with provin...Keep on reading: Burden of proof drags Marcos wealth cases
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Joma Sison backs peace talks resumption
The exiled founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte's renewed interest to reopen peace talks with the communists could lead to the resumption of formal negotiations between them and the government. In a statement from Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he is based, Jose Maria Sison said he was pleased that the President "has also acknowledged that he is "running out of time' and that he is determined to achieve peace before the end of his term." The peace talks are aimed at ending the five-decade war between the government and the rebels, which has cost many lives on both sides, displaced communities, destroyed property and w...Keep on reading: Joma Sison backs peace talks resumption
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Gasoline prices decreased; diesel mixed
MANILA, Philippines --- Gasoline prices eased by as much as 40 centavos per liter starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday as pump rates were yet to be affected by announcements that crude oil producers would further tighten supply. Pilipinas Shell, Seaoil Philippines and PTT Philippines announced the same changes for gasoline, but differed with diesel --- no change for Shell but a 10-centavo decrease for Seaoil and PTT. Petron, Total Philippines and Phoenix Petroleum also cut diesel prices by 10 centavos and gasoline by 30 centavos only.---Ronnel W. Domingo...Keep on reading: Gasoline prices decreased; diesel mixed
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Week after ‘Tisoy’: Bicol folk pick up the pieces
GUINOBATAN, Albay, Philippines --- A week after Typhoon "Tisoy" (international name: Kammuri) hit Bicol region, residents in the provinces of Sorsogon and Albay are still stuck living in evacuation centers after the typhoon destroyed their homes. In the region, 53,885 residents were still displaced as of Saturday, according to the Office of Civil Defense. Damage to agriculture and fisheries in Bicol reached P1.9 billion while damage to roads, bridges, schools and flood control facilities was pegged at P2 billion. But in Albay alone, reports from the Albay Public Safety Emergency and Management Office pegged the infrastructure and agriculture damage at P4.9 billion. Sixty ...Keep on reading: Week after ‘Tisoy’: Bicol folk pick up the pieces
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Oral polio vaccination drive in Mindanao extended
MANILA, Philippines --- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that they were extending until Friday the supplemental oral polio vaccine (OPV) drive in Mindanao as a number of provinces in the island have yet to reach the target 95-percent coverage rate. Duque said that while they saw a good number of children vaccinated against polio during their two-weeklong OPV drive in Mindanao, this still fell short of the ideal immunization rate to prevent the spread of the debilitating disease. "There are still areas with clustering of low vaccination coverage. It's not low, but it's below 95 percent," Duque told reporters on Monday. Data from the Department of Health showed that by th...Keep on reading: Oral polio vaccination drive in Mindanao extended
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P500M set aside for ex-ARMM gov’t workers
COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines --- The national government has released P500 million to fund the separation pay of employees of the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) who will no longer be absorbed by the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the political entity that replaced ARMM early this year. Abdulraof Macacua, BARMM executive secretary, said the region's officials and employees were grateful to President Duterte and Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado for the prompt release of the funds. The BARMM phaseout program affects more than 6,000 employees, whose positions will no longer be extended under the new BARMM government. The first...Keep on reading: P500M set aside for ex-ARMM gov’t workers
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Baguio chill returns amid ‘amihan’
BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines --- A nippy Monday morning greeted residents and tourists here as the mercury plunged to 11.8C at 6 a.m., the coldest so far this month. Leticia Dispo, a weather specialist at the government weather bureau here, said colder days would be felt in the city until February when the prevailing "amihan," or northeast monsoon remained active. Amihan is the weather system being experienced during the holiday season or when the country experiences a transition from the southwest monsoon, or "habagat" that ended in October. Dispo advised residents and those visiting the city to wear thick clothes as the temperature was expected to drop further. This ye...Keep on reading: Baguio chill returns amid ‘amihan’
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Bulacan fishers set to move as airport rises in coastal village
BULAKAN, Bulacan, Philippines --- Living off the sea has not been easy for the fishing community of Barangay Taliptip here. From more than a hundred families in Taliptip's island "sitio"(subvillage) of Pariahan, about 40 opted to stay even after several typhoons devastated the area in the last decade. "We've been suffering from from high tide even before those typhoons. The typhoons raised waters so high only the roofs of the parish church and the school are visible today,"said Mercenario Tablante, 40, a fourth generation member of a family of fishermen. Because of the island's predicament, many assume it would be easy for them to abandon their old lives and move to new home...Keep on reading: Bulacan fishers set to move as airport rises in coastal village
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Will U2 honor Cory, Leila and Leni in Dec. 11 concert?
MANILA, Philippines --- Will it be former President Cory Aquino, Sen. Leila de Lima, Vice President Leni Robredo or dozens of other Filipino women who might make the cut in a special women empowerment segment that U2 has prepared for its concert on Wednesday night, Dec. 11, at the Philippine Arena? The Irish superstar band's "The Joshua Tree"2019 tour, which proceeds to the Philippines on Wednesday night, has a feature on women in politics, protest movements, LGBTQ, women's and civil rights, literature, music, business and sports. This was confirmed by two Filipino media members who watched the tour's concerts in Singapore and Japan. The tour's Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 shows at th...Keep on reading: Will U2 honor Cory, Leila and Leni in Dec. 11 concert?
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Minimally invasive spine surgery to be done in one day
It started with stiffness in the neck. Then it developed into a pain that radiated onto her shoulders, right arm and right hand. Consequently, the chronic pain became debilitating. The 48-year-old school teacher from Bicol could no longer raise her arms to write on the board. She also had difficulty sleeping and brushing her teeth. Different doctors prescribed medications, injections and exercises, but the numbness and electric shock-like sensation in the arm worsened. The teacher consulted Dr. Elmer Meceda, a neurosurgeon, one of the few specialists in the Philippines who perform a minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) called endoscopic spinal surgery (ESS). Last August, ...Keep on reading: Minimally invasive spine surgery to be done in one day
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MMDA announces Pasig River ferry schedule
MANILA, Philippines --- With heavy traffic threatening to dampen the holiday spirit, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is confident that Monday's relaunching of the Pasig River Ferry Service will reduce the commute time between Manila and Pasig and ease traffic flow in the metropolis. The ferry service was first launched in 2014 under a private firm and again in 2015 by the MMDA. It now has seven boats that can carry about 40,000 passengers a month. The ferry service currently operates from Monday to Saturday. The first trip at Pinagbuhatan Station in Pasig going to Guadalupe Station in Makati starts at 7 a.m., while trips from Guadalupe to Escolta Station in ...Keep on reading: MMDA announces Pasig River ferry schedule
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Stop ‘fly-by-night’ motorcycle taxis — commuter group
MANILA, Philippines --- A commuter group has asked a Quezon City court to issue a temporary restraining order against five of what it described as "fly-by-night"motorcycle-hailing companies, following reports that they might be allowed to join a pilot test whose results would determine whether the two-wheelers could eventually operate as public transport vehicles. On Monday, lawyers Ariel Inton, Raymond Fortun and VJ Topacio of the Lawyers for Commuters' Safety and Protection (LCSP) filed a petition for preliminary injunction against five bike companies reportedly operating outside government regulation: We Move Things Philippines Inc. (Joyride), Habal Rides Corp. (Habals Inc.), i...Keep on reading: Stop ‘fly-by-night’ motorcycle taxis — commuter group
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Junior players train at Rafa Nadal Academy—and meet the man
The Rafa Nadal Academy (RNA) in Mallorca, Spain, which opened in 2016, is now home for the Philippines' top junior tennis players, Alexandra and Michael Eala. The two continue to bring honor to the country by playing well, and winning, in tournaments in Europe and Asia. In June 2018, excited by the prospect of the Philippines having more world-class junior tennis players, a group of like-minded individuals, led by former national tennis champion Rina Caniza, mapped out an ambitious plan. They were to convince generous individuals to sponsor the costs of sending selected junior tennis players from all over the country to the Academy established by 19-grand slam champion Rafael "Raf...Keep on reading: Junior players train at Rafa Nadal Academy—and meet the man
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Why a scar from bypass surgery shouldn’t be a symbol of machismo
Many physicians and even patients still could not accept that optimal medical treatment (OMT), on top of a healthy lifestyle, has been shown in a landmark study to be just as good as invasive treatment ---including heart bypass surgery---in patients with blocked arteries with a pattern of chest pains (stable ischemic heart disease). We wrote about it two weeks ago ("Healthy lifestyle, meds can relieve blocked heart arteries," Nov. 26), but we have to clarify that OMT will not relieve blockages in the heart arteries. It will relieve only the angina or chest pains caused by blocked arteries. This is due to several mechanisms, including reducing the oxygen demand of the heart, increas...Keep on reading: Why a scar from bypass surgery shouldn’t be a symbol of machismo
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PNP watching 22 cops for drug pushing
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police is monitoring 22 policemen who are on its watch list of suspected drug pushers. PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said in a briefing on Monday that of the 22, three were officials (a major and two lieutenants) while the rest were noncommissioned officers. Originally, the PNP was monitoring around 87 policemen but the others were cleared after further validation, Banac added. In what the PNP said was part of its continuing crackdown on scalawag officers, a retired lawman with alleged links to at least 10 so-called ninja cops was killed on Monday by policemen in Novaliches, Quezon City. Speaking to reporters, Maj. R...Keep on reading: PNP watching 22 cops for drug pushing
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