Trump says China should treat Hong Kong ‘humanely’ before trade deal can be agreed

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China wants to make a trade deal but it should treat Hong Kong “humanely” first, explicitly tying a trade agreement to a peaceful resolution of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. “Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!” Trump said on Twitter. “I have ZERO […]

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Ornopia, Prado power Lady Falcons in blowout win vs Lady Maroons
Rookie Novie Ornopia stepped up to the plate with her 23 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block as she played in perfect harmony with Lady Falcon ace Mar Prado, who got herself 20 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, six steals, and one block in the win.
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FEU downs UST, NU wins in UAAP boys' volleyball
The Baby Tamaraws dealt the Junior Tiger Spikers their first loss of the tournament with a 20-25, 29-27, 14-25, 25-23, 15-12, while the Bullpups made quick work of Adamson University, 25-21, 25-14, 27-25, at the FEU-Diliman gym.
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LOOK: Baron Geisler pursues degree in theology
Baron Geisler is working on deepening his knowledge about the gospel, as he goes to school to obtain a bachelor's degree in Theology. The actor started his academic journey yesterday, Sept. 14, he said in a post on Instagram Stories on the same day. Geisler did not disclose where he is currently studying. "Yes! I'm enrolled [in] a modular course in AB Theology," Geisler said in another post on Instagram Stories yesterday. The post featured a document which showed some of the classes he is set to take such as Christian apologetics, practice of expository preaching and Christianity in conflict, among others. He also described the opportunity as an "answered prayer" since he has ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Baron Geisler pursues degree in theology
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LOOK: Scrap collector hands over Philippine flag found in garbage
MANILA, Philippines --- A scrap collector from Pozzorubio town in Pangasinan province has earned the praise of local police as he handed over a Philippine flag he found in a garbage bag. In a Facebook post, the Philippine National Police-Pozzorubio said Nino Malanum of Barangay Imbalbalatong believes the Philippine flag is "sacred" and should be valued and respected. "Sa una raw ay pangamba ang dulot nito sa kanya sapagkat natatakot siya baka siya ay kasuhan at mapagbintangan na siya ang nagtapon nito dahil alam niyang sagradong bagay ang kanyang napulot sa basurahan," the police said. https://www.facebook.com/inquirerdotnet/posts/10158267387369453?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCg_1rZK3ix...Keep on reading: LOOK: Scrap collector hands over Philippine flag found in garbage
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Blockbuster ‘Kita Kita’ film gets Indonesian remake
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2aU8GUhYVk/ MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino blockbuster film "Kita Kita" will have an Indonesian remake, its director announced on Sunday. On Instagram, director Sigrid Bernardo posted a short clip of what was supposed to be the Indonesian remake of Kita Kita titled "Cintu Itu Buta (Love is Blind)" "Ugh.. got teary eyed on this. Congratulations team #KitaKita and #CintuItuButa (@cintaitubutaofficial)! Can't wait to watch this Indonesian remake shot in Busan, Korea!" Bernardo said. Cintu Itu Buta will be showing in Indonesian cinemas starting October 10. Kita Kita was a Filipino film featuring Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez back in 2017. ...Keep on reading: Blockbuster ‘Kita Kita’ film gets Indonesian remake
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P27.2 M worth of shabu seized in QC; alleged drug dealer killed
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of four kilos of shabu with an estimated amount of P27.2 million was seized by police authorities during a buy-bust operation in Quezon City on Sunday. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said in a report that the operation led to the death of Edgardo Alfonso, the alleged drug dealer. Report also showed that the operation was conducted in coordination with the Quezon City Police District and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authorities. According to the report, Alfonso sensed that he was transacting with authorities, thus he "shot the undercover agent" and fled the scene. Authorities then had an exchange of gunfire with the suspect ...Keep on reading: P27.2 M worth of shabu seized in QC; alleged drug dealer killed
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Cargo truck catches fire in Maharlika Highway in Quezon
LUCENA CITY -- A cargo truck caught fire while traversing the Maharlika Highway in Atimonan town in Quezon province on Saturday, police said. Atimonan police reported that a Fuso wing van truck loaded with sacks of carbon and was being driven by Jimmy Madaraso suddenly emitted smoke and its front part burst into flames while negotiating the ascending section of the highway in Barangay (village) Sta. Catalina around 3 p.m. Local firemen who rushed to the site were able to immediately put out the blaze and allowed motorists to safely pass. The truck driver and other passengers were not hurt in the fire. Police said faulty electrical wiring from the head of the truck triggered t...Keep on reading: Cargo truck catches fire in Maharlika Highway in Quezon
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Aninam takes charge as Lady Bulldogs devour Golden Tigresses
The Season 80 MVP dominated the paint for the Lady Bulldogs with 19 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and three blocks to stretch their historic unbeaten streak to 84 straight games.
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Tyson Fury treading carefully as he fights Sweden’s Otto Wallin
LAS VEGAS --- Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko's long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw. Lately, though, Fury has been treading more carefully. Perhaps too carefully for a man who considers himself the heavyweight champion of the world. Fury fights his second straight no-name opponent Saturday night, taking on Sweden's Otto Wallin in a scheduled 12-round fight. The big Englishman is a huge favorite in a bout that seems little more than a chance for Fury to break a sweat and collect a payday while awaiting a scheduled February rematch with Wilder. "The unknown is more exciting," Fury said of his latest o...Keep on reading: Tyson Fury treading carefully as he fights Sweden’s Otto Wallin
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2 suspected ‘bookies’ nabbed in Quezon
LUCENA CITY -- Two suspected bet collectors of an illegal operation of government-run Small Town Lottery (STL) or "bookies," were arrested in police operations in Lopez and Tagkawayan towns on Saturday, police said. Vincent Tan, 25, was nabbed while collecting money bets in Barangay (village) Bagacay, Lopez around 11:20 a.m. A report said Tan pointed to one Jocelyn Macabuhay, resident of Barangay Pinagbayanan in nearby Calauag town, as his financier. Macabuhay remained at large. In Tagkawayan, anti-illegal gambling operatives collared Emelita Colasito who was caught while collecting money bets in Barangay Cabugwang around 2:15 p.m. Authorities confiscated several "lastillas" ...Keep on reading: 2 suspected ‘bookies’ nabbed in Quezon
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Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic resigning after poor Fiba World Cup
BEIJING --- Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic said Saturday he's resigning after his team --- among the favorites to win the basketball World Cup in China --- settled for fifth place. Djordjevic broke the news after Serbia beat the Czech Republic 90-81 to win the game that decided fifth and sixth place. "I've already told the players I think it's time to leave," Djordjevic said through an interpreter. "That's it. I want to resign now. ... I'm leaving in a moment when we unfortunately didn't manage our goal." Djordjevic said he decided to resign before the World Cup opened just over two weeks ago, suggesting he was not pushed by the poor outcome. "Life goes in some other direction for m...Keep on reading: Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic resigning after poor Fiba World Cup
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Not just luck: Suerte wants more for UE after late-game heroics
Given his one-and-done year with the Red Warriors, he hopes to do things for the team that will last longer than his stay.
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Jeered and insulted by some PSG fans, Neymar scores winner in return
PARIS --- Amid loud jeers and insulting banners from his own fans, Neymar scored a stunning bicycle kick during injury time for French league leader Paris Saint-Germain to beat Strasbourg 1-0 on Saturday. Neymar met Abdou Diallo's left-wing cross as it drifted behind him, brilliantly hooking it in with his left foot as he was falling backward. Even as Neymar celebrated, PSG ultras behind the goal where he scored still jeered him. He angered those fans with his public desire to rejoin former club Barcelona in the offseason. The forward, who scored for Brazil last week, sat out four league games as he tried to force a move back but talks broke down. "I stayed calm. We all know what ha...Keep on reading: Jeered and insulted by some PSG fans, Neymar scores winner in return
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Palace mourns death of former Senator Rene Espina
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaang extended on Sunday its condolences to the family and friends of former Senator Rene Espina after the latter's passing.   Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo also remembered the life of Espina as a public servant.   "The Filipino people are indeed grateful for the long track record of public service Senator Espina gave to the nation," Panelo said in a statement.   "May eternal rest grant to this faithful servant of the Lord, may perpetual light shine upon him, and may his soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace," he added.   According to Panelo, it was Espina who crafted the first anti-drug law in the co...Keep on reading: Palace mourns death of former Senator Rene Espina
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10 Cool Things You Can Do for Free in Dublin
From snacking on biscuits to joining a walking tour.
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NBA set to vote on raising tampering fines
BEIJING --- NBA teams could be fined up to $10 million for tampering and up to $6 million for entering into unauthorized agreements with players, a person with knowledge of the league's plans told The Associated Press on Saturday. Other maximum-fine levels could be raised significantly as well, provided the league's board of governors approves the measures Sept. 20. The league sent a memo to teams on Friday detailing the proposed fines, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details were not to be released publicly. The memo addresses what the league called a "widespread perception that many of the league's rules are being broken on a frequent basis" ...Keep on reading: NBA set to vote on raising tampering fines
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Habagat to bring rains Sunday after Tropical Depression Marilyn's exit
Tropical Depression Marilyn weakened into an LPA and left the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday evening.
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Angel Locsin Reveals Reason for not attending ABS-CBN Ball 2019
Angel Locsin has this reason for not attending the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 The General’s Daughter actress Angel Locsin revealed her reason for not attending the annual olgathering of Kapamilya stars, the ABS-CBN Ball 2019. Formerly known as the Star Magic Ball, the said gathering is one of the most awaited time of the year in […] The post Angel Locsin Reveals Reason for not attending ABS-CBN Ball 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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2 convicts freed under GCTA surrender in Quezon
LUCENA CITY -- Two ex-convicts released through the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law surrendered separately to the police in Tiaong and Mauban towns in Quezon province on Saturday, police said. Santiago Carugal, 46, a resident of Barangay (village) Lusacan, Tiaong; and Danilo Almacen, 58, a resident of Barangay Lual Barrio in Mauban, voluntarily surrendered themselves, Col. Audie Madrideo, Quezon police chief, said in a report. Carugal was convicted in 2000 on charges of robbery with homicide and was released on February 26, 2019. Almacen was released on August 12, 2016. His supposed crime and year of conviction were not stated in the police report. Both were temporarily u...Keep on reading: 2 convicts freed under GCTA surrender in Quezon
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In Photos: ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet
Gold and nude outfits, plunging necklines, pants and ash-colored hair dominated this year's ABS-CBN Ball in Shangri-La The Fort hotel, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
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Volleyball stars spice up ABS-CBN ball
Gracing a star-studded ABSCBN Ball 2019, volleybelles substituted their usual jerseys for gowns for a night.
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Police bust drug session in Quezon resort
LUCENA CITY -- Police busted a suspected drug peddler and four of his clients while sniffing "shabu" (crystal meth) in a resort in Candelaria town in Quezon province on Saturday night, police said Sunday. Acting on a tip from an informant, anti-illegal drugs operatives initiated a buy-bust operation and nabbed Christian Montecillo after he sold shabu to an undercover police officer in a transaction inside a hotel and resort in Barangay (village) Poblacion around 9:50 p.m., Quezon police chief Colonel Audie Madrideo said in a report. Immediately after Montecillo's arrest, the authorities also nabbed Darius de la Cruz, Nicanor Aguila Jr., Kristoffer Castillo, and Ailene Sarmiento, wh...Keep on reading: Police bust drug session in Quezon resort
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10 Characters You Will Love (to Hate) in The Politician
You’ll be guessing who’s real and who’s not in this Netflix original by Ryan Murphy.
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Parts of Visayas, Luzon to have rain showers due to ‘habagat’
MANILA, Philippines -- Some parts of Visayas and Luzon areas will have gloomy weather on Sunday due to the southwest monsoon or "habagat," the state weather bureau said.   According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Zambales and Bataan would have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.   Possible flash floods and landslides should be expected by residents of the said areas due to occasional heavy rains.   The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers but due to localized...Keep on reading: Parts of Visayas, Luzon to have rain showers due to ‘habagat’
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10 Cute Sports Bras for Your Next Workout
Exercise in style!
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Woman arrested after throwing red liquid on California Senate
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- California police have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on the final day of the legislative session. Senators had just finished taking a vote about 5:14 p.m. Friday when a woman tossed the substance onto the floor of the Senate from the public gallery, saying: "That's for the dead babies." The California Highway Patrol identified the woman as 43-year-old Rebecca Dalelio. She faces several charges, including assault, vandalism and disrupting "the orderly conduct of official busines...Keep on reading: Woman arrested after throwing red liquid on California Senate
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Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm
FREEPORT, Bahamas --- Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General Antnio Guterres visited the Bahamas to support humanitarian efforts in the wake of Dorian, which hit as a Category 5 storm that left thousands in need of food, water and shelter. The list of missing stands at an alarming 1,300 people and the death toll at 50. But officials caution the list is preliminary and many people could just be unable to connect with loved ones. The storm originally threatened to exa...Keep on reading: Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm
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Vigan Hailed as One of "Asia's Most Picturesque Towns"
According to CNN Travel.
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Claudine Barretto says movie with Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina is a “fulfilled promise”
Claudine Barretto revealed that Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina had made her a promise way back that she will direct one of her films Now, Claudine is set to do a reunion movie with Piolo Pascual The [Read More]
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Hindi naman masakit: Estudyanteng walang reaksyon habang binabakunahan, kinaaliwan sa social media
Ang school-based immunization na ginanap sa isang paaralan sa Quezon ay nag-trending sa social media Isa sa mga estudyante na nagpakita ng pagwawalang-bahala habang binabakunahan ay naglikha ng mga “hugot” lines mula sa mga netizens [Read More]
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Startups’ big ideas making a difference in communities’ lives
  In a small village in Davao City, a startup has afforded 500 underprivileged out-of-school youth the opportunity to undergo training for skills for potential employment.   Meanwhile, in a municipality in Cebu, 1,000 farming households are learning how to take better care of their health and the environment, while earning a living, by planting "healing food," thanks, again, to another innovative startup.   These communities---Brgy. Bucana in Davao City, and Sogod in Cebu---are the respective beneficiaries of Edukasyon.ph and Plantsville Health, the grand winners of child-focused advocacy organization World Vision Philippines' recently concluded Social I...Keep on reading: Startups’ big ideas making a difference in communities’ lives
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Top award for entrepreneurship
  Dennis Uy, chair and president of Udenna Corp., has received the Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from EY Entrepreneur of the Year, the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs established by Ernst & Young Global Limited.   The highly coveted award is presented to successful Southeast Asian businessmen that have helped develop economies and communities in the region. Udenna's portfolio includes petroleum distribution, property development, education, food, gaming, tourism, infrastructure, and retail. ---CONTRIBUTED...Keep on reading: Top award for entrepreneurship
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The kitchen that not just launched a famous hotcake mix
  If there is one company that can give you a history of Filipino cuisine, it is The Maya Kitchen. The Maya brand has been around for almost 60 years.   Legendary chefs   The Maya Kitchen---their test kitchen and now also their culinary center---formerly known as the Maya Bakeshop, opened its doors in 1964, with the end goal of inspiring and educating aspiring bakers.   In 1976, they launched The Great Maya Cookfest with the legendary Nora Daza. (Incidentally, Nina Daza Puyat, Nora Daza's daughter, has just released an updated Let's Cook with Nora, dedicated to her mom, with the same recipes but updated for today's home cook, some with Nina's ...Keep on reading: The kitchen that not just launched a famous hotcake mix
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Online lending’s ugly side: Debt-shaming
MANILA, Philippines --- Their debts were small, but the price they paid was scandalously steep.   The first time "Roger" heard from his college friend after all these years, he was shocked. She didn't ask how he was, what his kids were doing, or how he was enjoying a life so different from their college days.   What she wanted to know was why he gave her number to an online lending company that was hounding him at that time. The company told her that he was in debt and needed to pay up.   Roger took out a loan using the company's app back in May, after seeing an ad on Facebook. His payment had been overdue for a week when the company contacted his col...Keep on reading: Online lending’s ugly side: Debt-shaming
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DOH: Fear, distrust hinder vaccination drive vs polio
MANILA, Philippines --- Distrust in health volunteers and fear of vaccines mired the rollout of the Department of Health (DOH) campaign to ensure that polio will not reemerge nearly three decades since it was eradicated in the country.   In the first round of the DOH's supplemental immunization against polio in August, health workers were only able to reach 53.8 percent, or a little over 106,000, of the nearly 200,000 kids under 5 years old targeted to be vaccinated against the fatal, debilitating disease.   Maria Wilda Silva, the DOH National Immunization Program manager, said 40 percent of the children in Manila remained unvaccinated because they or their pare...Keep on reading: DOH: Fear, distrust hinder vaccination drive vs polio
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Good omens
Lucky? People who've seen him only now may think so. But Rey Suerte has had the knack of hitting big shots since torching opponents in Cebu's varsity scene. Except this time, Suerte brought his foe-slaying heroics to a bigger, grander stage as he knocked down two triples in the last 15 seconds, including the game-winning trey that powered University of the East past La Salle, 89-88, in Saturday's UAAP men's basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena. "Big-time players make big-time shots," said UE active consultant Lawrence Chongson, referring to Suerte. "One word: swerte (lucky)." Maybe more than that. One of the one-and-done standouts seeing action in Season 82, Suerte...Keep on reading: Good omens
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Chickoy Pura’s leap of faith: A journeyman’s journey
The hardest-working band in Pinoy rock 'n' roll? Hands down, The Jerks. And come October when it celebrates its 40th anniversary, The Jerks will be the longest continuously performing rock band in the land. "I have mixed emotions about that," confesses Alfredo "Chickoy" Pura Jr., Jerks frontman and only remaining original member since guitarist Nitoy Adriano left the band eight years ago. "Sometimes I think we might be obsolete. But once I get on stage, everything becomes a blur and I just play." Pura's tenacity and ferocious work ethic is deeply ingrained in his personality. "I'm old-school," says the 62-year-old Pura. "I plied this trade as a folk singer for seven years ...Keep on reading: Chickoy Pura’s leap of faith: A journeyman’s journey
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Heinous crime convicts return to prison for fear of their lives
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Philippines --- With P3,000 in his pocket, rape convict Melchor Jumamil was giddy when he was released for good behavior from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in April.   But he was crestfallen after his siblings told him that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the convicts released under the good conduct time allowance law to surrender within 15 days or face the possibility of being shot by authorities as fugitives.   "Why would they want me to go back to BuCor (Bureau of Corrections) when I already served more than my 32 years," said Jumamil, now 55.   But the fear for his safety prompted him to comply with the President's directives....Keep on reading: Heinous crime convicts return to prison for fear of their lives
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In time for holiday parties and reunions—Ulthera Prime for Two is 25% off at Belo
The Belo Medical Group (BMG) has come up with an ongoing promotion as its way of saying "thank you" for making it the No. 1 clinic in the country for Ultherapy. Belo Ulthera Prime for Two is designed for couples who want to experience this in-demand, noninvasive skin-tightening treatment ---simultaneously and at 25 percent off---with a friend, partner, buddy or even with your son or daughter. After Belo was honored as grand winner of the Ultherapy Transducer Award at last month's Merz Aesthetics Tala Awards 2019, Dr. Hayden Kho of BMG recently underwent the skin-tightening procedure with his friend, the actor and long-time Belo endorser Piolo Pascual. Kho's wife, BMG head Dr...Keep on reading: In time for holiday parties and reunions—Ulthera Prime for Two is 25% off at Belo
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Air Force shoots down PacificTown-Army; Creamline stretches unbeaten run
Air Force struck down PacificTown-Army even as Creamline kept its record spotless after beating Chef's Classics on Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Jet Spikers launched a crippling assault---a daring blitz from 10-11 to 19-11 in the third set---to finish off the Lady Troopers and score a 25-22, 25-21, 25-19 for only their third victory in eight matches. PacificTown-Army, which fell to 4-4, was completely shell-shocked by their Armed Forces sister team, which continued rising from a poor start. "We have become aggressive and begun to enjoy the game," Dell Palomata said in Filipino. "We just want to give our all every g...Keep on reading: Air Force shoots down PacificTown-Army; Creamline stretches unbeaten run
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SC upholds instant divorce for Muslims
MANILA, Philippines --- A Muslim man can legally divorce his Muslim wife under the so-called instant divorce, or "talaq," even if they were also wed in civil rites, according to the Supreme Court, which ruled that their marriage was covered by the Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines.   "The Muslim Code continues to govern the marital relations of Muslim spouses who first wed under Muslim law rites and decided to wed again under civil law rites," the court's First Division said in a June 10 decision made public last week.   The ruling was reached by the tribunal when it denied the petition of the wife who opposed the divorce initiated by her husband on gr...Keep on reading: SC upholds instant divorce for Muslims
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Siquijor town has first all-female police force in PH
MANILA, Philippines --- A fifth-class municipality in the island province of Siquijor on Saturday became the first town in the country to have an all-female police force, the Philippine National Police said.   Maria, a coastal municipality that is fast becoming a popular tourist destination for its white sand beaches and mystical folktales, took the government's program of women empowerment one step further by setting up a police force entirely composed of female officers.   "This move will strongly advance women empowerment in promoting public safety and security services at all levels of police units and offices in the region," Police Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, Cent...Keep on reading: Siquijor town has first all-female police force in PH
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Poblacion residents complain of bars’ high-noise levels
Residents of Barangay Poblacion in Makati are up in arms against bar and club owners who have recently invaded the once-upon-a-time quiet (and almost forgotten) neighborhood of the country's wealthiest city. Due to the marketing success of Rockwell and the busy nightlife on Burgos Street, out-a-towners (meaning, petty opportunists) noticed the potential of Poblacion---both as residential and business hubs. Real estate prices started going up---now comparable to those of nearby Bel-Air Village. However, what the residents did not foresee was the mushrooming of bars and nightspots that have brought noise pollution, filth and sometimes violence to their once sleepy neighborhood. ...Keep on reading: Poblacion residents complain of bars’ high-noise levels
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Teacher’s heart meets missionary’s soul
MANILA, Philippines --- Deep in the forest of Bukidnon province, amid verdant mountains, stands Kupiyanan T Balugo, a humble, one-story structure where 100 children attend class.   The children are all of the Matigsalug tribe --- "riverfolk" in the Manobo tongue. They study and play together amid the lush environment of their school.   But behind the picturesque scenes is a sad truth, one that the Matigsalug folk share with many indigenous peoples (IPs) across the country.   To get to their school, the children must walk for at least two hours or ride on horseback on rough terrain, "cross 16 streams" and climb a hill, according to Junmerth Cresencio J...Keep on reading: Teacher’s heart meets missionary’s soul
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FACES OF THE NEWS: Sept. 15, 2019
Jose Antonio Goitia   After more than two years of serving as executive director of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), Jose Antonio Goitia found himself without a job on Tuesday.   Malacaang and later President Rodrigo Duterte himself announced Goitia's termination on allegations of corruption, with the President even threatening to tie him up and dump him into the Pasig River's murky waters.   Without going into details, the President alleged that Goitia was "telling people that he will be appointed customs collector, and already was collecting."   He also warned that Goitia won't be the last PRRC official to be sacked for w...Keep on reading: FACES OF THE NEWS: Sept. 15, 2019
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Ex-DOJ chief Aguirre invited to BuCor probe
MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Richard Gordon will invite former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to the Senate justice committee's next hearing on the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law to ask him about the implementation of a department order that required his approval before the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) could free heinous crime convicts.   Department Order No. 953 was issued in November 2015 by then Justice Secretary Benjamin Caguioa.   Gordon said that it was possible he would also invite detained Sen. Leila de Lima to the hearing, though he saw no reason to do so yet.   De Lima was Caguioa's predecessor and was among those who crafte...Keep on reading: Ex-DOJ chief Aguirre invited to BuCor probe
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Hog prices drop due to ASF scare
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines --- Local hog raisers have observed a sharp decline in the farm gate price of pigs with many people here worried about the impact of the African swine fever (ASF) on their health.   Robert Uy, a local hog raiser, said that the average buying price for hogs dropped by 24 percent from P125 to only P95 per kilo over the past days.   Uy said that this was what worried them, and not the ASF, as he expressed confidence that their livestock would not be easily infected by the virus because of the biosecurity measures they had put in place in their farm facilities.   Uy added that the recent price drop had not ye...Keep on reading: Hog prices drop due to ASF scare
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Steven Universe gets the sweet, emotional, musical sendoff it deserves
Cartoon Network's "Steven Universe" already had a series finale at the beginning of this year. It was cathartic, moving, epic, exciting... a very satisfying finale, so satisfying it left some people wondering what was left for the already announced Steven Universe movie to do. Well. After 161 episodes over five seasons, "Steven Universe: The Movie" is the final piece of new material we can expect, and even from the beginning, Things Have Happened. First, it's set two whole years after the events of "Change Your Mind," with Steven now a 16-year-old. Second, it seems that Steven has achieved a kind of galactic peace, having spent those two years we haven't seen him going around to di...Keep on reading: Steven Universe gets the sweet, emotional, musical sendoff it deserves
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