S. Korea to acquire more anti-missile radars, interceptors to counter NK threats

SEOUL---South Korea plans to add two more ground-based anti-missile early warning radars and build three Aegis-equipped destroyers in the next five years in an effort to better detect and intercept incoming missiles from North Korea, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The plan was one of the key projects that the ministry unveiled in its five-year defense blueprint for 2020-2024 amid heightened concerns about North Korea's missile capabilities in the wake of a series of test-firings of what Pyongyang claimed were new weapons. The five-year plan calls for spending 290.5 trillion won ($239.88 billion), a 7.1 percent on-year hike on average over the next five years. Of the total...

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Jose Rizal & Leonor Rivera Story: How They Met & Their Sad Ending
Here’s the story of Jose Rizal and Leonor Rivera. JOSE RIZAL – Here’s the love story of Jose Rizal and Leonor Rivera as to how they have met and the sad ending of their story. For over 10 years, Jose Rizal was engaged with his distant cousin Leonor Rivera whom she met when he was […] The post Jose Rizal & Leonor Rivera Story: How They Met & Their Sad Ending appeared first on Philippine News.
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HIP PAIN: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Relief & Prevention
Here Are Some of the Important Details Regarding Hip Pain HIP PAIN – Here are the causes, signs, symptoms, relief, and effective tips on how to prevent pain in pelvis area and thigh bones. The pain in the hip joint can be one of the most irritating and annoying health condition that each individual could […] The post HIP PAIN: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Relief & Prevention appeared first on Philippine News.
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Barack Obama Encourage Presidents To Avoid Watching TV, Social Media
Barack Obama Says Presidents To Avoid Watching TV, Using Social Media BARACK OBAMA – The former President of the United States, Barack Obama, said all presidents should avoid watching tv and social media. Nowadays, people get more updated news on their television and social media sites. Celebrities share some updates of their personal life on […] The post Barack Obama Encourage Presidents To Avoid Watching TV, Social Media appeared first on Philippine News.
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Raffy Tulfo Warns Man Who Left Behind Depressed Girlfriend
Girlfriend Seeks Help from Raffy Tulfo Over Man Who Left Her Because She’s Depressed RAFFY TULFO – A depressed girlfriend came to Raffy Tulfo to seek his help after a man dumped her because of her condition. Nowadays, one of the YouTube channel that has hooked a lot of viewers is the channel of prominent […] The post Raffy Tulfo Warns Man Who Left Behind Depressed Girlfriend appeared first on Philippine News.
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Cats – A Brief Introduction To The History Of Domestic Cats
A Quick Introduction On The History Of Domesticated Cats Ever wondered how cats got so popular on the internet? Well If we trace back their origins, these guys were just as worshiped then as they are right now. We always joke about how cats act like they are gods among men. But, in actuality, cats […] The post Cats – A Brief Introduction To The History Of Domestic Cats appeared first on Philippine News.
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UAAP Wednesday: Another NU slip; rebounds for Adamson, FEU
It was UP’s second consecutive game to escape the upset axe while it was the Bulldogs’ fourth straight game to lose with the last shot.
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Margielyn Didal begins world skateboarding campaign
Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal looks to kill two birds in one stone as she sees action in the World Skates/Street League Skateboarding World Championships.
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Provinces Of SOCCSKSARGEN | Regions Of The Philippines
Provinces Of SOCCSKSARGEN | Regions Of The Philippines PROVINCES OF SOCCSKSARGEN – In this topic, we will now discuss the four provinces of SOCCSKSARGEN or Region XII. Formerly known as Central Mindoro, Soccsksargen is one of the regions in Mindanao, one of the three island groups in the Philippines. The name Soccsksargen is an abbreviation […] The post Provinces Of SOCCSKSARGEN | Regions Of The Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Calling all single men: Kris Aquino invites guys to new FB account
“Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino has invited single men to add her personal Facebook account. 
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Better Woman Blooper, Netizens React To “Magkaibang Damit” Fault
The Better Woman blooper goes viral. BETTER WOMAN BLOOPER – A blooper from GMA show “The Better Woman” noticed by the viewers and here are their various reactions. “The Better Woman” is a television series currently airing in the GMA network about the twins, Juliet and Jasmine, who by fate got separated but meant to […] The post Better Woman Blooper, Netizens React To “Magkaibang Damit” Fault appeared first on Philippine News.
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Philippine Blu Girls bat for Olympic berth in China tourney
Participating in the WBSC Asia/Ocenia qualifier, the World No. 13-ranked Filipinas hope to punch a ticket to Tokyo by winning the tournament.
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Hidilyn Diaz eyes podium finish in world weightlifting tiff
Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz will attempt to duplicate, if not surpass, her bronze medal finish in the last two editions of the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships.
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Daughter Show Off Dad’s Talent In Sewing Dresses, Gown Creations
Daughter Shares Photos of Her Dad’s Talent In Sewing Dresses, Gown Creations DAUGHTER – A proud daughter showed off her father’s amazing talent in sewing dresses and gown creations on social media. Lots of people were late to discover their talents or capabilities. Some of them just find it out when they’re pressured to do […] The post Daughter Show Off Dad’s Talent In Sewing Dresses, Gown Creations appeared first on Philippine News.
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TRANSLATE ENGLISH TO TAGALOG – “Jejune”
Translate English To Tagalog “Jejune” TRANSLATE ENGLISH TO TAGALOG – What is the Tagalog or Filipino translation of the word “jejune”? A lot of English words are rarely used in the usual conversations even among native English speakers. That is why these words have remained quite strange to many people – like the word jejune. […] The post TRANSLATE ENGLISH TO TAGALOG – “Jejune” appeared first on Philippine News.
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BACK PAIN: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
Here Are Some Essential Things That You Need To Know About Back Pain BACK PAIN – Here are the causes, signs, symptoms, treatment, and several steps on how to prevent intolerable pain in the back. Nowadays, middle-aged to old-aged people are already suffering from different medical condition such as back pain due to various reason […] The post BACK PAIN: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention appeared first on Philippine News.
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MRT-3 Aims On Adding 3 More Operational Dalian Train Sets
MRT-3 Aims On Adding 3 More Operational Dalian Train Sets MRT-3 – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) aims to insert three sets of trains from CRRC Dalian Co. into the system. According to a report from GMA News, Mike Capati, director of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, said that they are doing […] The post MRT-3 Aims On Adding 3 More Operational Dalian Train Sets appeared first on Philippine News.
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PAGASA – Tropical Depression Nimfa To Move West Over Philippine Sea
PAGASA – Tropical Depression Nimfa To Move West Over Philippine Sea PAGASA – Weather bureau PAGASA recently said that tropical depression Nimfa moves west over the northern part of the Philippine sea. The bureau further said in their 11 AM bulletin said that Nimfa was last seen at about 715 kilometers east of the town […] The post PAGASA – Tropical Depression Nimfa To Move West Over Philippine Sea appeared first on Philippine News.
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Megaworld investing P1.5B in Cebu ‘beach mall’
MANILA, Philippines - Property tycoon Andrew Tan' s Megaworld Corp. is investing P1.5 billion to build a two-level shopping mall with a man-made lagoon as its centerpiece along the beachside cliff of Mactan Newtown estate in Cebu.   Mactan Newtown Beach Walk, which is targeted for completion by 2021, will have 30,000 square meters of gross floor area, the property developer disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday. The mall's 1.4-hectare lagoon will have floating boardwalks and a bridge that will connect both sides of the mall. With a maximum depth of around 1.5-meters, this lagoon is envisioned to be a venue for future water sports activities such as jet ...Keep on reading: Megaworld investing P1.5B in Cebu ‘beach mall’
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Duterte Thinking Of Removing Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission
Duterte Contemplating On Removing PRRC PASIG RIVER – President Duterte stated on Tuesday that he was contemplating on whether or not he would remove the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC). During the oath taking at Malacañang, Duterte stated that the Pasig River could not be cleaned. He said that is was because there was no […] The post Duterte Thinking Of Removing Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission appeared first on Philippine News.
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Gordon threatens perjury raps vs BuCor exec
  MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Richard Gordon had repeatedly threatened an official of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) with perjury for lying before a Senate hearing. Gordon is chairman of the Senate committee on justice leading the probe on the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) controversy. At the start of the hearing on Thursday, National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran told the committee that their investigation confirmed the text exchanges between BuCor Officer 3 Veronica Buo and witness Yolanda Camilon. Buo, in the past hearings, had repeatedly denied talking with Camilon, who earlier claimed to have paid P50,000 for the release of her husba...Keep on reading: Gordon threatens perjury raps vs BuCor exec
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Asian shares mixed following Fed’s decision to cut rates
BANGKOK - Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts. Japan's central bank opted to keep its own monetary policy unchanged and its key interest rate at minus 0.1%, as expected. The decision came amid signs of weaker consumer demand and exports and dimming confidence in the business outlook. "The bank did highlight increasing downside risks from external demand and stated that it will pay closer attention to the possibility that momentum towards reaching its 2% inflation target wil...Keep on reading: Asian shares mixed following Fed’s decision to cut rates
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DND: China Coast Guard blocked PH vessels in Ayungin Shoal
MANILA, Philippines --- A Chinese Coast Guard ship had blocked the path of three Philippine civilian vessels on a resupply mission to BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea. This was revealed in a document submitted September 13 by the Department of National Defense (DND) to Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, who earlier requested for a report on the Philippine military's modernization plans as well as Chinese incursions in Philippine waters. The incident, which involved Chinese Coast Guard ship with bow number 3305, took place lastMay 14, according to DND's report written by Usec. Cardozo Luna. The ship, it added, was as close as 1,600 yards to the...Keep on reading: DND: China Coast Guard blocked PH vessels in Ayungin Shoal
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Overseas study no longer only for China’s elite
BEIJING ---"My son has been enrolled by a university in the United States." "I will go to a Canadian university as a visiting scholar next month." "It's so hard to find a job in Europe, so I will return to China after I graduate." Sentiments such as these have become increasingly common among Chinese students as the country's economic growth and rising income levels mean that going overseas to study is no longer only for the elite. As the country further opens up to the world, going abroad to study has become a common activity, with self-funded students accounting for the majority of those heading overseas. Last year, 662,100 Chinese went abroad to study, a rise of 8.83 perc...Keep on reading: Overseas study no longer only for China’s elite
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PDEA: ‘Zero recycling’ from storeroom of seized drugs
MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino assured on Thursday that the illegal drugs stocked in the storeroom of the agency are not being recycled, citing strict measures being enforced to keep the seized pieces of evidence secure.   Aquino presented to the media the so-called "evidence room" of the agency where around P22 billion worth of illegal drugs, of which P20 billion are "shabu," confiscated from anti-drug operations are being stored.   He said that if someone has to go inside the storeroom for legal purposes, that person would have to go through a door with three padlocks, biometrics and facial recog...Keep on reading: PDEA: ‘Zero recycling’ from storeroom of seized drugs
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Cops free arrested Chinese drug lords for as much as P50M – Ex-CIDG chief
MANILA, Philippines --- A former chief of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) disclosed Thursday that some police officers would release arrested Chinese drug lords in exchange for as much as P50 million. Former CIDG chief and now Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong revealed this as he testified during the resumption of the Senate justice and human rights committee's probe into the alleged corruption inside the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Magalong retold parts of the affidavit he executed in a congressional inquiry in 2015. He told the Senate panel that during the course of his duty as CIDG chief, he conducted intelligence oper...Keep on reading: Cops free arrested Chinese drug lords for as much as P50M – Ex-CIDG chief
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Last minute surrender of convicts in Laguna, Batangas
SAN PEDRO CITY - Two more heinous crime convicts surrendered to authorities a day before the 15-day deadline set by President Duterte ended Thursday. In Laguna, a murder convict surrendered to the police station in Mabitac town around 9 a.m. Wednesday. He was accompanied by the chair of Barangay Lucong. He was released from the New Bilibid Prison in Muntilupa City through the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) on December 9, 2016. He was supposed to serve 14 years in prison. In Batangas, another convict turned himself in to police on Wednesday in Sto. Tomas City. He, too, was accompanied by village chair Nemesio Cailao of Barangay San Jose when he went to the police statio...Keep on reading: Last minute surrender of convicts in Laguna, Batangas
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MRT-3 mulls extended holiday season operating hours
MANILA, Philippines --- The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) is considering extending its operating hours in November and December to address the expected surge in the number of passengers.   MRT-3 Director Michael Capati on Thursday said they are still studying whether or not they could extend the train system's operating hours during the Christmas holidays, which coincides with the replacement of the the train system's tracks.   "Pinag-aaralan namin 'yung extension ng oras kasi baka kakailanganin," Capati told reporters in a press conference.   The 26-month rehabilitation of the MRT-3 kicked off in May this year and is scheduled for completion by July ...Keep on reading: MRT-3 mulls extended holiday season operating hours
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Angara: Build classrooms for future enrolees, not just catch up on backlogs
MANILA, Philippines --- Government should build in advance classrooms for future enrollees instead of simply catching up with backlogs, Senator Sonny Angara said Thursday. "I think we should now implement a zero-backlog program. Let's choose a year of when it will be achieved. And once that's done, let's stock up on new classrooms that will be ready in time for new enrolees to come in," Angara said Thursday in a statement. Angara made the recommendation as the Department of Education (DepEd) reported only 8,000 out of its proposed 64,795 classrooms was approved in its 2020 budget. READ: DepEd proposed 64,000 classrooms, got funding for only 8,000 "Forecasted naman ang enrolee...Keep on reading: Angara: Build classrooms for future enrolees, not just catch up on backlogs
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Amid security concerns over third telco, military says Globe, Smart have towers in bases
Amid growing fears on the agreement of the military with a China-linked conglomerate, the Armed Forces of the Philippines confirmed that major telco players also have facilities inside military camps in the country.
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MRT-3 line expects to deploy Dalian trains this month — MRT exec
MANILA, Philippines --- The three sets of Dalian trains are expected to be deployed for use by the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) this month, a MRT-3 official said Thursday. "We are doing our best to make sure na ma-insert namin ang Dalian the soon as possible time, hopefully this month," MRT-3 Director Michael Capati told reporters in a press conference. He said are just waiting for the green light from its maintenance provider, the consortium Sumitomo Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and TES Philippines (TESP), and the Department of Transportation before they could deploy the Dalian trains. Capati assured that the MRT-3 can "readily insert" the three train se...Keep on reading: MRT-3 line expects to deploy Dalian trains this month — MRT exec
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DA activates quick response teams to prevent ASF in Bicol
LEGAZPI CITY ---- The Department of Agriculture has activated quick response teams in Bicol to prevent African Swine Fever (ASF) from entering the region. Dr. Josefina Banadera, animal health coordinator of DA in Bicol, said that at present, the hog industry in the region showed no records of ASF. She said local governments and government and private agencies, were doing their parts to avoid ASF. "Everyone is being proactive to prevent it (ASF) from entering (the region)," she said. She said quarantine guards were also deployed in the region's entry points. Workshops were also being conducted in the villages to inform people about ASF. Spraying of disinfectants on backy...Keep on reading: DA activates quick response teams to prevent ASF in Bicol
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Senators assert right to detain 3 BuCor officials
  MANILA, Philippines--- The Senate has every right to detain the three officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) for being evasive in the chamber's ongoing probe on the early release of convicts.   Senate President Vicente Sotto III made this assertion on Thursday after the three officials questioned before the Court of Appeals their detention at the Senate.   The three BuCor officials involved are legal chief Frederic Anthony Santos, BuCor records division head Ramoncito Roque and Ursicio Cenas, medical officer at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) hospital.   READ: Senate panel cites 3 BuCor officials in contempt "There is an SC (Supreme ...Keep on reading: Senators assert right to detain 3 BuCor officials
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Pagasa: ‘Nimfa’ slowly moving west over Philippine Sea
  MANILA, Philippines --- Tropical Depression "Nimfa" is now moving slowly west over the northern portion of the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Thursday. In its 11 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said "Nimfa" was last spotted 715 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes. Nimfa is packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 70 kph. Frequent light to moderate with occasional heavy rain will be experienced over the Ilocos region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan, Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro. Meanwhile, occasiona...Keep on reading: Pagasa: ‘Nimfa’ slowly moving west over Philippine Sea
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Globe spearheads the digital transformation of Manila
Globe has collaborated with the City of Manila to spearhead the digital transformation of the country's capital by providing fast and reliable internet connectivity in key areas with GoWifi and delivering financial technology services to the city's scholars with GCash. Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu and Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to make GoWiFi available at Manila City Hall, Ospital ng Maynila, Tondo Medical Center, Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, Tondo National High School, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and Universidad de Manila. The MOA also covers the use of GCash as the official financial services platform to sen...Keep on reading: Globe spearheads the digital transformation of Manila
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‘Nimfa’ seen to develop into tropical storm within 24 hours
Tropical Depression Nimfa may intensify into a tropical storm within 24 hours while still inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, weather forecasters said in a bulletin issued late Thursday morning.
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Scarlet Snow Belo: Philippines’ Youngest Tourism Ambassador
Scarlet Snow Belo is Now the Youngest PH ambassador SCARLET SNOW BELO – Social media darling Scarlet Snow Belo is now a Philippine tourism ambassador. Celebrity child Scarlet Snow Belo is the daughter of the famous dermatologist Dra. Vicki Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho. The 4-year-old star was conceived through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) that […] The post Scarlet Snow Belo: Philippines’ Youngest Tourism Ambassador appeared first on Philippine News.
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Group says evidence on arrested NDFP officer was ‘planted’, charges ‘fabricated’
  MANILA, Philippines -- A group has claimed that the murder charges and the evidence gathered against National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) officer Antonia Setias Dizon were "fabricated" and "planted" on her by state forces. According to a statement from the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE), a union of government employees of which Dizon is part of, this 'desperate' measure is still part of the government's crackdown on labor unions. "COURAGE calls on the immediate release of Dizon, as we believe this is a direct attack not just to her but to whole essence of unionism. As we all know, the state has been ag...Keep on reading: Group says evidence on arrested NDFP officer was ‘planted’, charges ‘fabricated’
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Blind Vendor Sells Bread But Customers Keep Stealing Her Products
Blind Vendor Sells Bread Despite Condition But Dishonest Individuals Keep Stealing Her Goods A blind vendor selling bread to finance her daily cost of living but some of her customers keep on stealing her products. Street vendors usually rely on their products, which is their primary source of income. Vendors prefers to sell their goods […] The post Blind Vendor Sells Bread But Customers Keep Stealing Her Products appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kylie Verzosa, Jake Cuenca officially announce relationship
Kylie Verzosa and Jake Cuenca have finally confirmed their relationship, three months after Cuenca confessed his love for the beauty queen last June. The couple was on talk show "Tonight with Boy Abunda" in an episode aired on Monday, Sept. 16, when the topic of their relationship was broached. When host Boy Abunda asked if they were "officially together," Verzosa exclaimed, "Oh my God. That's so weird." Cuenca replied coolly while holding the actress' hand, "Yeah we are." "Hindi pa ba obvious (Isn't it obvious)?" Verzosa wondered. Since late last year, after they started shooting together for the TV series "Los Bastardos," Cuenca had been posting pictures of the two of them on I...Keep on reading: Kylie Verzosa, Jake Cuenca officially announce relationship
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Biggest names in women’s golf to meet in S. Korea for exhibition match
SEOUL ---A who's who in women's golf will descend on an east coast town in South Korea for a weekend of an exhibition match, giving fans in the golf-crazed nation a rare opportunity to see stars from the past and present. Seolhaeone Resort in Yangyang, about 215 kilometers east of Seoul in Gangwon Province, will host the Seolhaeone Legends Match on Saturday and Sunday, featuring four World Golf Hall of Famers and four active players on their own path to the sport's shrine. Headlining the star-studded roster as the brains behind the match will be Pak Se-ri, a South Korean golf icon with 25 LPGA titles, including five major championships. She will be one of four members of the...Keep on reading: Biggest names in women’s golf to meet in S. Korea for exhibition match
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Surrender Count For Released Convicts Under GCTA Reaches Over 1,000
Over 1,000 Convicts Released Under GCTA Surrender As Duterte’s Ultimatum Ends GOOD CONDUCT TIME ALLOWANCE (GCTA) – Over 1,000 released convicts surrender themselves to authorities yesterday as President Duterte’s ultimatum nears its end. On September 4, The President gave the released convicts 15 days to surrender. He added that if they fail to do so, […] The post Surrender Count For Released Convicts Under GCTA Reaches Over 1,000 appeared first on Philippine News.
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S. Korea to revamp workforce system amid population decline
SEOUL ---South Korea's fiscal chief on Wednesday announced proposals to improve the supply of key workforce amid a declining population and aging society. The government's latest blueprint announced Wednesday focuses on recruiting teachers, soldiers and foreign workers in nonmetropolitan areas, as well as improving the employment conditions for seniors. "With its record-low birth rate and fast aging society, Korea is now facing critical demographic changes," said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki in an economic revitalization meeting held at Seoul Government Complex. Earlier this year, a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...Keep on reading: S. Korea to revamp workforce system amid population decline
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More than 1,000 freed convicts surrender on eve of Duterte's deadline
It is the day before the deadline President Rodrigo Duterte set for convicts earlier freed under a controversial law, and more than 1,000 of them have already turned themselves in.
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Mapua University suspends classes due to bomb threat
MANILA, Philippines --- Mapua University on Thursday suspended classes in its Makati and Intramuros campuses due to a reported bomb threat. https://twitter.com/MapuaUniv/status/1174508350119141376 The university, through its official Twitter account, advised students and employees to vacate both the Intramuros and Makati campuses.   The university added that all classes will instead be conducted online.   The Makati City police said that the Student Discipline Secretary of the Makati campus received a text message from an unknown number warning school administration that the university will be bombed within three hours.   The Manila Police Distr...Keep on reading: Mapua University suspends classes due to bomb threat
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