Robredo reveals reason for breakdown of unity talks with other candidates

MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday said that the unity talks she initiated with the various political groups were not about garnering support for her candidacy, but more about identifying if candidates share the same principles and views about the current government. In Robredo's speech on Thursday where she announced her intention to run for president in the 2022 polls, she explained that there were invites for her to just join a particular coalition or candidate. However, she clarified that she was not discussing things to get their nod for her candidacy, as her focus revolved around the country's welfare. "Nitong mga nakaraang linggo, nakipagp...

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Spotlight on Jannah Bocatiya
It is often said that a thousand miles begins with a single step. That is how I would like to describe the long journey to stardom of 19-year-old artist-singer-performer Jannah Bocatiya --- a journey that has not always been "bump-free" --- but one she has patiently and tediously trekked ever since she was a little girl. She has managed magnificently to hurdle challenges and trials. This being the case, Jannah Bocatiya has caught the attention of numerous icons and popular OPM artists with her vocal prowess, old-fashioned work ethic, and exceptional display of good moral character. She certainly possesses the attributes needed to go far in her chosen profession. I have to say t...Keep on reading: Spotlight on Jannah Bocatiya
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Metro Manila granular lockdown areas down to 82
MANILA, Philippines --- The number of areas under granular lockdown in Metro Manila has decreasedto 82 as the region sees a decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases, data from the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday showed. According to PNP data as of Saturday, three areas are covered by the Northern Police District, 13 under the Eastern Police District, 25 under the Manila Police District, 11 under the Southern Police District, and 30 under the Quezon City Police District. The PNP has yet to provide a list of the 82 areas under lockdown. A total of 242 PNP personnel and 234 force multipliers were deployed in the said lockdown areas. As ...Keep on reading: Metro Manila granular lockdown areas down to 82
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Norrie to face Basilashvili in Indian Wells final
    Cameron Norrie produced a dominant performance to beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the final at Indian Wells, where he will face Nikoloz Basilashvili after the Georgian edged Taylor Fritz 7-6(5) 6-3. Sunday's match will be Norrie's sixth showpiece match of the year and first at a Masters 1000 event as the Briton's breakout season continues. Norrie raced out to a 4-0 lead and wrapped up the first set in just 31 minutes with a service winner. Dimitrov attempted to mount a comeback in the second set but after notching impressive come-from-behind victories over Hubert Hurkacz and Daniil Medvedev in his previous two matches, the Bulgarian...Keep on reading: Norrie to face Basilashvili in Indian Wells final
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Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
Here’s The Complete List of Specifications, Features, & Price of the Samsung Galaxy A51 5G The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G was announced on April 8, 2020, and released on April 29, 2020. The 5G-ready smartphone is available in three colors: Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube White, and Prism Cube Pink. It is fueled with a […] The post Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Biden says policing is as hard as ever, vows reform
      WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to move forward with policing reform, telling a gathering honoring slain officers that their profession is called on to do too much. "We expect you to be everything," Biden said in a speech in front of the U.S. Capitol, mourning 491 law enforcement officers who died at work in 2019 and 2020. "We expect everything of you. "And it's beyond the capacity of anyone to meet the total expectations," he said. "Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it's ever been." Biden's own drafting of his remarks came as he learned of a shooting earlier on Saturday in Houston, which left one deputy...Keep on reading: Biden says policing is as hard as ever, vows reform
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Mexico finds nearly 2,000 irregular migrants in one day
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico identified in one day nearly 2,000 migrants in the country irregularly, the government said on Saturday. Control operations by the National Migration Institute (INM)on Friday turned up 1,957 migrants from different countries, the government statement said. The majority, 532 migrants, were identified in the state of Oaxaca, with 134 reported in Puebla and 86 in Veracruz. The rest were found in other areas of the country. The statement did not specify whether the migrants were detained or where they were sent. Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard warned this week that the United States needs to invest more heavily in Central Ame...Keep on reading: Mexico finds nearly 2,000 irregular migrants in one day
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Melbourne to ease world’s longest COVID-19 lockdowns as vaccinations rise
    MELBOURNE -- Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its stay-at-home orders this week, officials said on Sunday. By Friday, when some curbs will be lifted, the Australian city of 5 million people will have been under six lockdowns totaling 262 days, or nearly nine months, since March 2020. Australian and other media say this is the longest in the world, exceeding a 234-day lockdown in Buenos Aires. While coronavirus cases keep rising in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, the state's double-vaccination rate is set to reach 70% this week, allowing for the ease in restric...Keep on reading: Melbourne to ease world’s longest COVID-19 lockdowns as vaccinations rise
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Golden Globes still on despite NBC dropping the awards show
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the annual Golden Globes, said on Friday it will present the awards for television and film in January despite the NBC television network deciding in May to no longer air the show. The association has drawn criticism over ethics issues and a lack of racial diversity in its membership, prompting NBC to drop televising the Golden Globes that the group hosts. The group's members also were accused of making sexist and racist remarks and soliciting favors from celebrities and studios. The association said in a news release that nominations would be announced on Dec. 13 and that it would host the 79th annual Golden Globes cerem...Keep on reading: Golden Globes still on despite NBC dropping the awards show
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6 Manila cops arrested for alleged extortion
MANILA, Philippines --- Officers of the Manila Police District (MPD) have arrested six of their colleagues for alleged extortion. According to a report from MPD, the six police officers were arrested inside the P. Algue Police Community Precinct (PCP) in Jose Abad Santos, Tondo on Thursday. They were identified as Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Mejia, Cpl. Jigie Azores, Cpl. Johndee Toledo, Cpl. Kevin John Villanueva, Pat. Danny Rangaig, and Pat. Kenneth Cordova, who are all stationed at the said PCP. The arrest stemmed from the complaint of Jericho Laniog, SK chairman of Barangay 313, Zone 31 in District 3 who, along with his two companions, was arrested by the said police offi...Keep on reading: 6 Manila cops arrested for alleged extortion
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UN says Taliban to announce plans for girls’ education ‘soon’
      UNITED NATIONS -- The Taliban will announce a framework that allows girls to attend school in Afghanistan "soon," a senior United Nations official said, after four weeks in which Afghan boys have been allowed a secondary education but girls have not. "The de facto minister of education told us that they are working on a framework, which they will announce soon, that will allow all girls to go to secondary school, and we are expecting that to happen very soon," Unicef deputy executive director Omar Abdi said at the United Nations in New York on Friday. For weeks now the Taliban have been saying that they will allow girls to return to school as soon ...Keep on reading: UN says Taliban to announce plans for girls’ education ‘soon’
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2 drug suspects busted in Camarines Norte, P97.5 K shabu seized
    LEGAZPI CITY - Police arrested a high-value drug suspect and his cohort in a buy-bust operation in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte and seized an estimated P97,500 worth of shabu (crystal meth) early Sunday. Colonel Julius Guadamor, Camarines Norte police chief, identified the arrested suspects as Arlan Silvio, 45, and his cohort Andy Mark Magana, 29, both residents of Labo town in the said province. Guadamor said Silvio sold a sachet of shabu to an undercover agent in Barangay Sta. Rosa Sur at around 2:30 a.m. Silvio was tagged as a member of the "Rey Gutierrez Drug Group" operating in the province. Police recovered three sachets of shabu from Silvio ...Keep on reading: 2 drug suspects busted in Camarines Norte, P97.5 K shabu seized
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Kris Bernal, Perry Choi’s Stunning Wedding Reception Finally Shown To Public
Never-before-seen Wedding Photos of Kris Bernal, Chef Perry Choi KRIS BERNAL – The online community could not help but praise the stunning look of Kris Bernal and chef Perry Choi’s wedding reception. Kapuso actress Kris Bernal married chef Perry Choi in a church ceremony last September 25. The wedding was held that the St. Alphonsus […] The post Kris Bernal, Perry Choi’s Stunning Wedding Reception Finally Shown To Public appeared first on Philippine News.
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‘Mabuti akong tao’: AJ Raval denies being third party in Aljur-Kylie split
AJ Raval has denied being involved in the separation between Aljur Abrenica and his wife Kylie Padilla after her earlier admission that she and the actor are "getting to know" each other. The actress-vlogger confirmed earlier this month that she and Abrenica have been seeing each other. She also admitted she was referring to the actor when she talked about a suitor in a vlog with Donnalyn Bartolome last month. However, she stressed that she is not yet in a relationship with Abrenica. Raval has since been spotted shopping and holding hands with Abrenica at a mall, leading netizens to speculate that she may be the reason behind the split between Abrenica and Padilla. "Just to ...Keep on reading: ‘Mabuti akong tao’: AJ Raval denies being third party in Aljur-Kylie split
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Robert Pattinson As a Young Bruce Wayne? The Batman Trailer Is Finally Here to Prove It's Happening
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US panel votes to authorize J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster
    WASHINGTON -- A high level panel of US medical experts voted unanimously Friday to recommend authorizing a second shot of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine. The decision will help end a sense of limbo for 15 million Americans who received the first dose but were worried whether it was enough to protect them, particularly after the rise of the Delta variant. The committee members, convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), agreed with the pharmaceutical company that safety and efficacy evidence favored a second dose. The recommendation may be tweaked further by the FDA and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and an eme...Keep on reading: US panel votes to authorize J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster
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Colmenares welcomes inclusion in Pacquiao, De Guzman’s Senate slate
MANILA, Philippines --- Bayan Muna chairperson Neri Colmenares welcomed on Sunday his inclusion in the senatorial slate of presidential aspirants Senator Manny Pacquiao and labor leader Leody De Guzman. In a statement, Colmenares said the endorsement of Pacquiao for him and Kilusang Mayo Uno Chairman Elmer Labog, who also joined the senatorial race, is "a sign that he (Pacquiao) recognizes the need for candidates in the Senate that will push for the legislative agenda of workers, the farmers and the marginalized sectors in our country today." "I wish to thank Sen. Manny Pacquiao, for including me as one of the guest candidates in his senatorial slate," sai...Keep on reading: Colmenares welcomes inclusion in Pacquiao, De Guzman’s Senate slate
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Greta Thunberg says COP26 unlikely to lead to ‘big changes’
  STOCKHOLM -- Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Saturday said upcoming climate talks in Glasgow, billed as humanity's last chance to avoid catastrophic global warming, were unlikely to "lead to big changes". Thunberg, whose Fridays For Future movement has inspired massive street protests around the world, said activists need to keep on "pushing" for real change. "As it is now, this COP will not lead to any big changes, we're going to have to continue pushing," she told AFP on the sidelines of a climate concert organized in Stockholm. "My hopes are, of course, that suddenly we will realize that we are facing an existential crisis and act after that," she added. T...Keep on reading: Greta Thunberg says COP26 unlikely to lead to ‘big changes’
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Red alert over malnutrition in Guatemala–official
  GUATEMALA CITY -- Climate change and Covid-19 have sent impoverished Guatemala into one of its worst food security crises, the country's top human rights official said Saturday. The problems are so severe that 39 children have died of malnutrition so far this year, human rights ombudsman Jordan Rodas said in the Central American country's capital. "Guatemala is facing a grim outlook in terms of meeting (UN) Millennium Development Goals, especially Zero Hunger," which seeks to reduce poverty by 2030, Rodas said at an event marking World Food Day. Rodas also said 16 percent of the almost 17 million Guatemalans suffer from malnutrition, 18 percent live in severe food ...Keep on reading: Red alert over malnutrition in Guatemala–official
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The Best Pies You Can Order on GrabFood and Foodpanda
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Hollywood film-crew union reaches tentative deal, averting strike
LOS ANGELES --- A union that represents about 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers in film and television reached a tentative deal with producers on Saturday, averting a strike that threatened to cause widespread disruption in Hollywood, negotiators said. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which includes camera operators, make-up artists, sound technicians and others, said negotiators agreed to a new three-year contract. "This is a Hollywood ending," Matthew Loeb, president of the union, said in an emailed statement. "Our members stood firm. They're tough and united." Shutdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic had caused a production backlog that led to ...Keep on reading: Hollywood film-crew union reaches tentative deal, averting strike
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China tested new space capability with hypersonic missile–Financial Times
    WASHINGTON -- China has tested a new space capability with a hypersonic missile, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. The report, citing multiple sources familiar with the test, said Beijing in August launched a nuclear-capable missile that circled the Earth at low orbit before descending toward its target, which three sources said it missed by over 20 miles (32 kilometers). FT sources said the hypersonic glide vehicle was carried by a Long March rocket, launches of which it usually announces, though the August test was kept under wraps. The report added that China's progress on hypersonic weapons "caught US intelligence by surprise." Pentagon spo...Keep on reading: China tested new space capability with hypersonic missile–Financial Times
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India fears Taliban fallout in Kashmir
    SRINAGAR, India -- As Prime Minister Narendra Modi set out his Taliban worries to world leaders this week, Indian forces staged raids and battled Kashmir militants who he fears could be emboldened by the Islamists' victory in Afghanistan. Kashmir rebel shootings of civilians and police, raids by the security forces on militant hideouts, and insurgent infiltrations across the India-Pakistan ceasefire line have all increased in the Muslim-majority region since the Taliban overran Kabul on August 15. About 40 people have been killed in shootings and clashes in the two months since then in the Himalayan region, which has been divided since India and Pakistan bec...Keep on reading: India fears Taliban fallout in Kashmir
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Motorcyclist dies in Batangas highway mishap
        LUCENA CITY -- A motorcyclist died in a hit-and-run incident Saturday night in the City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas, the local police reported on Sunday. The Sto. Tomas police said Roderick Sevillena, 36, was on his motorcycle along J.P. Laurel Highway in Barangay San Roque at around 6 p.m. when he side swept a pedestrian, identified as alias "Balot." The impact caused the rider to lose control of his vehicle and was accidentally rammed by a bus that was traveling behind him. The rider suffered serious injuries and died on the way to hospital. The pedestrian, who was described in the report as mentally ill, sustained minor injuries. ...Keep on reading: Motorcyclist dies in Batangas highway mishap
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Lawyer for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says gagged by junta
    YANGON -- The chief lawyer for ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday he had been banned by the junta from speaking to journalists, diplomats or international organizations. The gag order came after he relayed vivid testimony from the country's deposed president Win Myint -- describing how he rejected a military offer to resign to save himself during the February 1 coup. Suu Kyi is on trial on a raft of charges ranging from sedition to breaching coronavirus restrictions, and faces a long jail term if convicted. But media have been barred from attending court, and the Nobel laureate's legal team have been a key source of information on the hear...Keep on reading: Lawyer for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says gagged by junta
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Squid Game: Will There Be A Season 2 Of Netflix’s Hit K-drama?
Will Netflix’s ‘Biggest Ever’ Series ‘Squid Game’ Get a Season 2? SQUID GAME – The director of Netflix’s ‘Squid Game,’ Hwang Dong-hyuk, was asked if the series will have a second season. Netflix’s K-drama ‘Squid Game’ is considered one of the most thrilling shows of the year. The tv series become the streaming platform’s most […] The post Squid Game: Will There Be A Season 2 Of Netflix’s Hit K-drama? appeared first on Philippine News.
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10 Pinoy Slang Words We Said in the '90s, Translated
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Quezon cops arrest 3 drug suspects
LUCENA CITY -- Police arrested three drug suspects in separate operations in Calauag town and Lucena City on Saturday. The Calauag police reported that Emmanuel Monforte, 23, was arrested after he sold P500 worth of shabu (crystal meth) to a police agent in Barangay Rizal Ibaba at around 11:40 p.m. Seized from him were three plastic sachets of shabu worth an estimated P1,600. In Lucena City, police nabbed Marvin Cordero, 19, in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Dalahican at around 5:15 p.m., Leuitenant Colonel Romulo Albacea, city police chief, said. Authorities seized four sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of over P21,000. Earlier, police agents...Keep on reading: Quezon cops arrest 3 drug suspects
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Bea Alonzo Receives Birthday Wishes From ABS-CBN Chief Carlo Katigbak
ABS-CBN Chief Carlo Katigbak Recalls Bea Alonzo Love For Singing BEA ALONZO – GMA-7 actress Bea Alonzo received birthday wishes from ABS-CBN CEO and president Carlo Katigbak. Filipina actress Bea Alonzo made headlines this year when she decided to transfer to the Kapuso network. She signed her exclusive contract with the tv network on July […] The post Bea Alonzo Receives Birthday Wishes From ABS-CBN Chief Carlo Katigbak appeared first on Philippine News.
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10 Online Stores to Hit Up for Period-Proof Undies and Reusable Pads
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Hidilyn Diaz Announces Engagement To Coach-Boyfriend Julius Naranjo
Hidilyn Diaz Announces She’s Now Engaged To BF, Coach Julius Naranjo HIDILYN DIAZ- Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz announced she’s now engaged to her long-time partner and coach Julius Naranjo. On July 26, Hidilyn Diaz ruled the 55-kilogram category in women’s weightlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She defeated record holder Liao Qiuyun of China. […] The post Hidilyn Diaz Announces Engagement To Coach-Boyfriend Julius Naranjo appeared first on Philippine News.
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GCQ in Bulacan, Apayao, Capiz from Oct. 18 to 31
MANILA, Philippines --- The COVID-19 quarantine status of Bulacan, Apayao, and Capiz will be downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) from October 18 to 31 as approved by the country's pandemic task force, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Sunday. "The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved the recommendation to put Bulacan, Apayao, and Capiz under General Community Quarantine from October 18, 2021 to October 31, 2021," Roque said in a statement.   Bulacan and Apayao are currently under modified enhanced community quarantine while Capiz is under general community quarantine with heightened restrictions.       g...Keep on reading: GCQ in Bulacan, Apayao, Capiz from Oct. 18 to 31
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10 Dystopian Movies to Stream If You Need More Thrills in Life
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Fair Sunday weather expected nationwide — Pagasa
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL2E9DD1814 MANILA, Philippines - Fair weather is expected nationwide on Sunday and possibly in the next few days, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said there is no low pressure area (LPA) or tropical cyclone currently being monitored in the vicinity of the Philippine area of responsibility. "Sa kasalukuyan, wala naman tayong binabantayang sama ng panahon o LPA na maaaring makaapekto sa ating bansa kaya posible ang fair weather condition for the next three days dito sa Metro Manila at buong bansa," he said.   &n...Keep on reading: Fair Sunday weather expected nationwide — Pagasa
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Former U.S. President Clinton making progress but will remain in hospital
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will remain overnight in a Southern California hospital following a urological infection, but he has continued to make "excellent progress" and is expected to be discharged on Sunday, his spokesman said in a statement on Saturday. The 75-year-old, who served as president from 1993 to 2001, entered the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening after suffering from fatigue. Clinton spokesperson Angel Urena said the former president was doing well. "He is in great spirits and has been spending time with family, catching up with friends, and watching college football," Urena said in a statement posted...Keep on reading: Former U.S. President Clinton making progress but will remain in hospital
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Aussie firemen rush to ‘gas leak,’ get smelly surprise
SYDNEY---Canberra firefighters rushed to a store in Australia's capital on Friday after reports of a gas leak---only to find the smell was caused by the penetrating waft of durian fruit. Emergency responders instructed the public to avoid the area as they hunted in vain for the source of the leak at the Dickson shopping precinct. "After an hour on scene" Canberra's emergency services agency said, "the owner of a tenancy above the shops advised of the potential source of the incident." "It was not a gas leak, but in fact a durian fruit. The fruit gives off a very pungent smell and can waft some distance." Grown across tropical Southeast Asia, fans love the "king of fruits"...Keep on reading: Aussie firemen rush to ‘gas leak,’ get smelly surprise
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Century Pacific Food Group founder leaves legacy of compassion
He survived a tumultuous period in China as a young boy; set up roots in the Philippines; worked hard to transcend poverty; built an iconic food manufacturing empire and shared his fortune by nourishing poor schoolchildren. Business tycoon and philanthropist Ricardo Po Sr., founder of the Century Pacific Food group, indeed lived a full life. And on Oct. 11, he passed away at the age of 90, leaving behind a food empire that has outperformed during the COVID-19 pandemic and is ready to compete in the global meat alternative business. "Dad moved on to his new life peacefully and surrounded by love," his son, Christopher Po, said in a text message. "He was very blessed in all aspec...Keep on reading: Century Pacific Food Group founder leaves legacy of compassion
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TNT, San Miguel clash in Game 7
After blowouts to close shaves, the PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series featuring two vaunted ball clubs will boil down to a battle of attrition. Tournament top seed TNT takes on all-Filipino powerhouse San Miguel Beer in a Game 7 that will finally end a series that has seen everything but a winner. And Leo Austria, the coach who steered the Beermen to five straight crowns in the league's premier tournament---a dynastic reign interrupted only last year when six-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo was absent due to a broken leg---knows exactly what to expect. "If you noticed, since the start of the conference up to this series, it's we beat them, they beat us, we beat ...Keep on reading: TNT, San Miguel clash in Game 7
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Still no big-name bout for Ancajas
World boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas has been on a long wait for a career-turning fight. He will have to bide his time some more. The strong, stylish prizefighter from Panabo City in Davao del Norte, who hasn't fought in the last six months, still won't get the big three names in his division, according to his promoter Sean Gibbons of MP Promotions. Instead, Gibbons made the rounds in the media saying the fight between the 29-year-old Ancajas and Japanese Kazuto Ioka is in the works for a December date possibly in Japan. Ioka called out Ancajas after his Sept. 1 unanimous decision win over Mexican Francisco Rodriguez Jr. in Japan. The Filipino champ has a 33-1-2 record with ...Keep on reading: Still no big-name bout for Ancajas
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France’s Macron calls 1961 massacre of Algerians an ‘unforgivable crime’
  PARIS -- Emmanuel Macron on Saturday denounced as an "unforgivable crime" a bloody crackdown on Algerian protesters by police in Paris 60 years ago, the strongest recognition by a French president of a massacre in which many bodies were thrown into the River Seine. On Oct. 17, 1961, under the orders of then Paris police chief Maurice Papon, police attacked a demonstration by 25,000 pro-National Liberation Front (FLN) Algerians protesting against a curfew imposed on Algerians. The march was repressed "brutally, violently and in blood," Macron's office said in a statement, adding that some 12,000 Algerians were arrested, many were wounded and dozens killed. Macron at...Keep on reading: France’s Macron calls 1961 massacre of Algerians an ‘unforgivable crime’
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France pays tribute to teacher beheaded over Mohammed cartoons
PARIS -- Francepaid tribute to schoolteacher Samuel Paty on Saturday, one year after he was beheaded by an extremist after showing his class cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed. Paty, 47, was stabbed and then decapitated after leaving the middle school where he taught history and geography in the tranquil Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on the evening of October 16, 2020. Paty's violent death stunned the French. Educators saw it as an attack on the core values teachers have taught generations of schoolchildren, including the separation of church and state and the right to blaspheme. "To pay tribute to Samuel Paty is to pay tribute to the Republic," said Prime Mi...Keep on reading: France pays tribute to teacher beheaded over Mohammed cartoons
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Uzbekistan and Taliban hold talks on trade, aid
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Representatives of the Taliban visited neighboring Uzbekistan for talks on humanitarian aid and trade on Saturday, the Central Asian country's foreign ministry said. The new rulers of Afghanistan have been on a diplomatic offensive seeking diplomatic recognition as well as assistance to avoid a humanitarian disaster after they returned to power in August following the withdrawal of US troops. The latest talks took place in the Uzbek border town of Termez, with the hardline Islamist group's delegation led by deputy prime minister Abdul Salam Hanafi and Uzbekistan by his counterpart Sardor Umurzakov. Termez is emerging as a hub for international humanit...Keep on reading: Uzbekistan and Taliban hold talks on trade, aid
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UK PM Johnson visits church where lawmaker was stabbed to death
LEIGH-ON-SEA, England -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday laid flowers outside the church where a lawmaker was stabbed to death a day earlier, in what police say was a terrorist attack probably linked to Islamist extremism. The attack on David Amess, from Johnson's Conservative Party, comes five years after the murder of Jo Cox, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party, and has prompted a review of the security of elected politicians. Amess, 69, was knifed repeatedly in the attack at about midday on Friday in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, during a meeting with constituents. Police arrested a 25-year-old British man at the scene on suspicion of murder, addi...Keep on reading: UK PM Johnson visits church where lawmaker was stabbed to death
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NASA launches first space probe to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
  LOS ANGELES -- NASA launched a first-of-its kind mission on Saturday to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, two large clusters of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of primordial material that formed the solar system's outer planets. The space probe, dubbed Lucy and packed inside a special cargo capsule, lifted off on schedule from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 5:34 a.m. EDT (0934 GMT), NASA said. It was carried aloft by an Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance (UAL), a joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp. Lucy's mission is a 12-year expedition to study a record number of asteroids. It will be the first to explore the ...Keep on reading: NASA launches first space probe to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
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Season 3 of ‘Succession’ lives up to its predecessors’ power and potent appeal
If we go by the way HBO's "Succession" ended its second season, it makes you wonder how a show that explores oft-utilized themes of power, wealth and family dynamics among bratty billionaires manages to consistently up the storytelling ante and keeps the stakes higher than the Burj Khalifa. OK, while that may sound rhetorical, that's not in any way hyperbole. For the uninitiated, "Succession," arguably the best original drama series on TV these days, follows the events that transpire when brash and brazen patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox), top honcho of media conglomerate Waystar RoyCo, gets increasingly sick and senile. Logan's children---oldest son Connor (Alan Ruck), power-hun...Keep on reading: Season 3 of ‘Succession’ lives up to its predecessors’ power and potent appeal
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Ellen Adarna: A Zen bride-to-be
"A 'chill' kind of bride," said actress Ellen Adarna when Inquirer Entertainment asked her to describe the kind of bride she'll be. The fiancee of actor-athlete Derek Ramsay added that she was never a "bridezilla," or someone who is demanding and very difficult to deal with. Ellen claims to be attentive but calm, and "always Zen." Ellen and Derek recently released their prenuptial pictorial on their respective social media accounts. The photos, mostly shot outdoors and with an earthy color palette, were by Pat Dy. There were photos of the two taken inside a car, then on a field surrounded by tall grass. There was also a minute-long video that started on a road trip and ended wi...Keep on reading: Ellen Adarna: A Zen bride-to-be
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