Villar urges Landbank to ease loan process for sugar farmers

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Cynthia Villar on Thursday, August 15, asked the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) to relax the loan process for farmers.

Villar, the chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture, made the call during a hearing into the failed implementation of Republic Act No. 10659 or ...
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LOTTO RESULT August 26, 2019
LOTTO RESULT August 26, 2019 – Draws for 6/55 Grand Lotto, 6/45 Mega Lotto LOTTO RESULT August 26, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/55 Grand Lotto and the 6/45 Mega Lotto draw for today, Monday, August 26, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five […] The post LOTTO RESULT August 26, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Janno, Dennis, Andrew E recall last shooting day of latest movie with Eddie Garcia
For Janno Gibbs, Dennis Padilla and Andrew E, working with Eddie Garcia in what turned out to be the show biz icon's final movie was a bittersweet privilege. "I'm having mixed emotions. Happy because I was able to do another movie with him after 17 years; sad because it was also our last. Tito Eddie is a friend and also one of my eldest child's godfathers," Andrew E told the Inquirer at a press conference for the comedy flick "Sanggano, Sanggago't Sanggwapo," which opens in cinemas on Sept. 4. Until the very end, the rapper-actor recalled, Eddie was the epitome of "sterling professionalism." "Even if the scene being shot doesn't involve him, he would still watch it. Of cours...Keep on reading: Janno, Dennis, Andrew E recall last shooting day of latest movie with Eddie Garcia
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Why Andrea sees a bit of herself in Seth
The unexpected success of the soap opera "Kadenang Ginto" has helped ignite a string of career opportunities for teen star Andrea Brillantes: new films, endorsements, a large devoted fanbase---everything she has been dreaming of for years. And now that blessings are finally starting to pour in, it all seems too good to be true for the 16-year-old star. "Whatever I have now, I really prayed and worked hard for. My family knows about my struggles ... the breakdowns. That's why I make sure I cherish every blessing that comes my way," she told reporters at the launch of her upcoming horror flick, "The Ghosting," which opens in cinemas on Aug. 28. Andrea, who plays the villain Ma...Keep on reading: Why Andrea sees a bit of herself in Seth
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Mayonnaise to explore ‘musical possibilities’ in 2nd run of ‘Akalain Mo ’Yun’
Alternative rock band Mayonnaise is set to hold a repeat of its successful first major concert, "Akalain Mo 'Yun"---this time, with a different set of guest artists and a repertoire with spruced-up musical arrangements. For the upcoming one-night show---mounted by Gabi na Naman Productions and One Music PH---the group will take the stage anew at Music Museum on Sept. 7. (For tickets, call 7210635 or 7216726.) Backing the band as it regales its fans with hit songs like "Jopay" and "Tayo na Lang Dalawa" is the musical ensemble Manila String Machine. Meanwhile, joining the group for collaborative numbers are singer-songwriters Barbie Almalbis, I Belong to the Zoo and Champ Lui Pio...Keep on reading: Mayonnaise to explore ‘musical possibilities’ in 2nd run of ‘Akalain Mo ’Yun’
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Movie icon Mona Lisa takes her final bow at 97
MANILA, Philippines --- Veteran actress Mona Lisa died peacefully in her sleep at 1:14 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, in her house in BF Homes, Paraaque. This was announced by her daughters Evangeline Bocobo and Kathleen Guinto after finding her lifeless in her bed after lunch. She was 97. The acting icon, celebrated for her portrayals in Lino Brocka masterpieces like "Insiang" and "Cain at Abel," has been bedridden since 2016. Bocobo said her mother has refused to eat since Aug. 22. Particularly saddened by the seasoned actress' passing is Mona Lisa's granddaughter, actress-singer Celine Fabie, who has followed in her grandmother's footsteps. Fabie was in Davao City for a concert wi...Keep on reading: Movie icon Mona Lisa takes her final bow at 97
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Mis-sogie-nist bill
The match that burns a forest can also burn the finger of the arsonist.
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Gina Lopez — our modern day hero
The reported possible inclusion of former Mayor Sanchez in the list of convicts to be released because of a retroactive re-computation of Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) under Republic Act 10592 literally reopened the wounds that never fully healed since the gruesome 1993 rape with homicide case, aptly described by the trial judge as “a plot seemingly hatched in hell.”
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‘Let him rot in jail’
There have been so much anguish, hurt feelings and bad memories that were unnecessarily brought back after an insidious announcement on the supposed possible release of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez.
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Tourist magnet
It was dark and stormy when I arrived Saturday afternoon in this Thai capital, and traffic was slow as my limo taxi entered the city.
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Musician loses P.4-million instruments to thieves
A musician lost P410,000 worth of musical instruments and other personal belongings to robbers who ransacked his apartment in Marikina City on Saturday.
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PNP warns: Be cautious when scolding subordinates
Police officials should exercise caution when berating their errant subordinates or they could end up as casualties.
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Belmonte flags 3 POGOs for violations
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has issued notices of violations to at least three Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) in the city following a surprise inspection last week.
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MRT-3 train ceiling leaks during downpour
The ceiling of a Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) train leaked during a downpour on Saturday morning.
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Makati cops eye raps vs Parañaque POGO hub
The Makati City police is considering filing charges against the officials of a building in Parañaque City for allegedly illegally detaining five of its investigators, who were investigating a reported kidnapping, an official said yesterday.
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2 Quezon City barangays release frogs, catch rats to fight disease
Two barangays in Quezon City are turning to catching rats and releasing frogs in a bid to combat the spread of diseases in their communities.
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Glamping with French flair in the wilds of North America
by Clment SABOURIN Hidden under a lush green canopy of boreal forest in southeastern Canada are 80 fully-stocked tents featuring feather beds, silk sheets, electric lighting, mini-refrigerators and tableware. Under one of the tents, Celine Bossanne pulls two wine glasses out of a wicker trunk -- a bit of added luxury. "That's the French touch!" quips Bossanne, the co-founder of Huttopia Group, a French firm that has tapped into the "glamping" trend to bring high-end overnight stays to the Canadian and US wilds. The deluxe package offered by Huttopia, which goes for Can$140 ($105) a day, even includes a private bathroom with a toilet. The campsite, which is about a 90-minut...Keep on reading: Glamping with French flair in the wilds of North America
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Lyles sets Paris Diamond League meet record in men’s 200
PARIS --- Noah Lyles of the United States set a meeting record for the 200 meters by clocking 19.65 seconds at the Diamond League in Paris on Saturday. The 22-year-old Lyles, who set a year-leading mark of 19.5 last month in Lausanne, eclipsed Usain Bolt's previous best meet time of 19.73 from 2013. "I blinked and all of a sudden the race was over," Lyles said. "When I was coming off the turn it felt like such a fast track, the fastest I've ever felt coming off the turn." Lyles, nearly a half-second ahead of Turkey's Ramil Guliyev (20.01), will be hard to beat at the upcoming world championships that begin in Doha, Qatar on Sept. 27. So will defending 400 hurdles world ch...Keep on reading: Lyles sets Paris Diamond League meet record in men’s 200
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Sprinter Coleman faces Sept. 4 anti-doping hearing
Sprinter Christian Coleman faces a Sept. 4 hearing at which he'll try to avoid a doping suspension after allegations he failed to provide authorities with his whereabouts so he can be tested for performance enhancers. Both Coleman and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released statements Saturday regarding the case. USADA said Coleman could be subject to a violation for three failures to provide his whereabouts over a 12-month period. Coleman, the U.S. national champion at 100 meters, said "what has been widely reported concerning filing violations is simply not true," and he expects to be cleared. World championships start Sept. 28 in Qatar, and Coleman would bring the year's fas...Keep on reading: Sprinter Coleman faces Sept. 4 anti-doping hearing
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Guiao ‘impressed’ with returning Ravena
MANILA, Philippines---There has been one constant fixture throughout Gilas Pilipinas' preparations for the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup, there was one constant. Several problems plagued Yeng Guiao in leading up to the tiff in China from scheduling conflicts to players' injuries, yet Ravena was the one consistent player during training. Ravena, whom Fiba suspended for 18 months for violating the World Anti-Doping Agency's protocol, was allowed to practice with Gilas back in June but only played in a regulation game on Sunday during the Philippine national team's 85-75 loss to the Adelaide 36ers in a tune-up game at Meralco Gym. Guiao said he was satisfied with Ravena's perf...Keep on reading: Guiao ‘impressed’ with returning Ravena
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Kiefer Ravena ‘relieved’ after making his first game back from long layoff
MANILA, Philippines---He's officially back. Kiefer Ravena played his first game after his 18-month suspension in Gilas Pilipinas' 85-75 loss to the Adelaide 36ers in their final tune-up game ahead the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup Sunday at Meralco Gym. The 6-foot guard had 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field in his return to action that had him breathing a sigh of relief. "When I first got into the court, I just felt relieved," said Ravena in Filipino. "I don't need to hide anymore, I won't think that I can't do what I'm doing, or that I can't play the game." "I'm just playing the sport that I love and representing my country to the highest and best of my abilit...Keep on reading: Kiefer Ravena ‘relieved’ after making his first game back from long layoff
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5 nabbed for possession, transport of hot lumber in Mindoro
CITY OF CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro --- Five men were arrested by police for either possession or transport of illegally cut lumber in separate operations in Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro from Friday to Sunday. According to police reports, Manuel Layugan, 38, and Christian Maranan, 26, both farmers, were caught transporting illegally sawn lauan logs of about 254 board feet with an estimated worth of P10,000 at around 1 a.m. on Sunday on in Barangay Balansay in Mamburao town in Occidental Mindoro. Meanwhile, Christopher Dilan, 32, and Edgardo Olores, 47, both tricycle drivers, were arrested on Saturday at about 11:20 p.m. in Sitio Proper, Barangay Alcate in Victoria town, Or...Keep on reading: 5 nabbed for possession, transport of hot lumber in Mindoro
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Sanchez ‘not eligible to get a second chance’ – Robredo
MANILA, Philippines --- Convicted murderer and rapist Antonio Sanchez is "not eligible to get a second chance," Vice President Robredo said on Sunday in her weekly radio show "BISErbisyong LENI," which airs over AM station DZXL. "I believe that we should give a second chance to those who have done wrong," Robredo, speaking in Filipino, said. "But here in the case of Mayor Sanchez, he is not eligible to get a second chance. His imprisonment is already his chance to reform, isn' t?" Despite this chance to change, however, Robredo said Sanchez was caught possessing illegal drugs and keeping several household items such as a flat-screen television and an air conditioner in his cell...Keep on reading: Sanchez ‘not eligible to get a second chance’ – Robredo
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MMDA lifts number coding for Monday, Aug. 26
MANILA, Philippines --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Sunday announced the lifting of its number coding scheme, or the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), on Monday, Aug. 26, in commemoration of National Heroes Day. https://twitter.com/MMDA/status/1165581633237291015?s=20 In a separate advisory, Makati City also suspended its number coding on the same day. https://twitter.com/MakatiTraffic/status/1165534511494356992?s=20 The MMDA, however, has yet to clarify if the number coding suspension also applies to Las Pias City. INQUIRER.net has reached out to the city's traffic division but has yet to receive a response. /atm...Keep on reading: MMDA lifts number coding for Monday, Aug. 26
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Impressive rookies Perez, Bolick make Gilas final 12 for Fiba World Cup
MANILA, Philippines---The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Sunday announced Gilas Pilipinas' final 12-man lineup for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China. The SBP released the roster following Gilas' 85-75 loss to the Adelaide 36ers in their second tune-up game at Meralco Gym. Center Poy Erram and sharpshooting swingman Matthew Wright, who are both nursing injuries, as well as veteran big man Beau Belga were the last players cut from the pool. Erram is sidelined with a right ankle sprain while Wright is still recovering from a right peroneal tendon sprain. Leading the way for Gilas are Andray Blatche and reigning five-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo. Young guns CJ Perez an...Keep on reading: Impressive rookies Perez, Bolick make Gilas final 12 for Fiba World Cup
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Peñalosa drops bid to claim IBO flyweight crown
    MANILA, Philippines – Carlo Caesar Peñalosa failed in his bid for the International Boxing Organization flyweight title on Sunday, August 25, yielding a split technical decision to Mexican Maximino Flores at TV5 Studio in Novaliches, Quezon City. The fight for the vacant 112-pound belt was halted after the ...
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Iran satirist gets 11 years for U.S. cooperation – report
TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian court has sentenced writer and satirist Kioomars Marzban to 11 years in prison after convicting him of charges including cooperation with the United States, state media reported. The official IRNA news agency said Marzban had "collaborated" with Radio Farda and Manoto television – broadcasters that are ...
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G7 to help nations hit by Amazon fires – Macron
BIARRITZ, France – World leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to help the countries affected by the huge wildfires ravaging the Amazon rainforest as soon as possible ...
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VP: Sanchez case shows death penalty shouldn’t be reinstated
MANILA, Philippines --- The possible early release of convicted murderer and rapist Antonio Sanchez is a proof that the proposal to reinstate the death penalty should not be approved, Vice President Leni Robredo said Sunday. The problem lies not in the laws themselves but in their implementation, Robredo stressed. So it's the justice system that should be addressed. Robredo made this point in a discussion with broadcaster Ely Saludar, her co-anchor in "BISErbisyong LENI," he weekly radio program aired over AM station DZXL. "What I can't accept, Ka Ely, is that there are those saying that it's time to approve the death penalty," she said, speaking in Filipino. "And this [Sanc...Keep on reading: VP: Sanchez case shows death penalty shouldn’t be reinstated
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Duterte has spoken: No freedom for rapist-murderer Sanchez
The President has spoken and his words prevail. Malacanang on Sunday said President Rodrigo Duterte's strong opposition to the release from jail on good conduct time of rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez, former client of Presidential Spokesperson and chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo, should put the controversial issue to rest. "The boss has already spoken so it's already settled. We have nothing to discuss anymore," Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a radio interview. "It's final. Since the President has spoken, everybody just follows because this concerns the executive branch," he said. Nograles, a lawyer, said even the Supreme Court cannot save Sanchez from serving hi...Keep on reading: Duterte has spoken: No freedom for rapist-murderer Sanchez
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Secrets of UK’s Victoria & Albert Museum to be revealed in new BBC documentary
BBC Two recently announced a six-part series going behind the scenes at one of London's most iconic art institutions, as per The Guardian. "Secrets of the Museum", which is produced by Blast! Films, will explore the work of the hundreds of curators, conservators, and technicians of the Victoria & Albert museum. The documentary series, due to air in 2020, will reveal the "tricks of their trade" as they conserve, clean, loan, acquire, and display some of the museum's two million objects. The V&A is renowned for its eclectic collection of artefacts spanning over 5,000 years of history. Among them are Grayson Perry's Brexit vases, Kylie Minogue's traveling wardrobe, and ...Keep on reading: Secrets of UK’s Victoria & Albert Museum to be revealed in new BBC documentary
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Gilas Pilipinas falls to Adelaide 36ers in 2nd scrimmage
MANILA, Philippines---Gilas Pilipinas suffered a disappointing 85-75 beating at the hands of Adelaide in their final tune-up game before the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup Sunday at Meralco Gym. The 36ers went on a 20-2 run to end the first quarter that proved to be enough foundation for them to build on until the final buzzer. Eric Griffin then, gave Adelaide a 20-point lead, 58-38, midway through the third quarter. Gilas tried to answer back in the fourth with a 10-4 run capped off by Andray Blatche's three to cut the deficit to eight, 80-72, with 2:11 to play. The game also marked the much-awaited return of guard Kiefer Ravena from an 18-month Fiba-imposed suspension. ...Keep on reading: Gilas Pilipinas falls to Adelaide 36ers in 2nd scrimmage
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India to introduce visa with variable fees for peak and low seasons
Indian authorities may soon implement a visa with a fare that varies according to the tourist seasons, according to reports by several outlets. The price of entry for your Indian escapade could cost as little as 10 dollars between April and June, and up to 25 dollars during the July-March peak season (prices estimated for a 30-day visa.) After developing and implementing an e-tourist visa, the Indian authorities are working on modulating its prices to stimulate tourism throughout the year. To achieve that goal, fees for the e-tourist visa have been divided into tiers that set fees according to the applicant's nationality and the duration of the visa, ranging from 30 days to fiv...Keep on reading: India to introduce visa with variable fees for peak and low seasons
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LOOK: Films vying for Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion award
There are 21 films competing for the prestigious Golden Lion award at the 76th Venice film festival, which kicks off on Wednesday and will run until Sept. 7. Here are the films: - "La Verite" (The Truth) by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda; opening film - "The Perfect Candidate" by Saudi Arabian director Haifaa al-Mansour - "About Endlessness" by Swedish director Roy Andersson - "Wasp Network" by French director Olivier Assayas - "Marriage Story" by United States director Noah Baumbach - "Guest of Honour" by Canadian director Atom Egoyan - "Ad Astra" by U.S. director James Gray - "A Herdade" by Portuguese director Tiago Guedes - "Gloria Mundi" by Fren...Keep on reading: LOOK: Films vying for Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion award
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4 dead in collision of boats at Mindanao’s largest river
COTABATO CITY---Four persons were killed on Saturday (Aug. 24) in a collision of two motor-rigged boats in Rio Grande de Mindanao, one of the Philippines' largest bodies of water. Authorities are still searching for a missing boat passenger. Travel by boat is a common mode of transportation for residents of communities along the banks of Rio de Grande, Mindanao's largest river and the Philippines' second longest. The missing was identified as Sidik Esmael, a resident of Barangay Katidtuan of Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao province Banjo Mampon, Sultan Kudarat municipal administrator, identified the fatalities as Jomar Akir and Jowaina Saling, both college students; Ustadz Elmie Nor...Keep on reading: 4 dead in collision of boats at Mindanao’s largest river
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Trump says 'not happy' about latest North Korea missile test
BIARRITZ, France – US President Donald Trump on Sunday, August 25, said he was "not happy" about North Korea's latest missile test but played down the seriousness of the incident. "I'm not happy about it but then again he's not in violation of the agreement," Trump said after state media said ...
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When Bob was Bobby: Memoir offers insider’s look at enigmatic Dylan
From Bob Dylan's first hard-driving blues number at summer camp to the rollicking Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour, the legendary musician's childhood best friend had a front row seat to the action. Now Louie Kemp has released a backstage pass of sorts into the mythology of Dylan, in the form of a memoir released this week, dishing on everything from the folk hero's Passover Seder meal with Marlon Brando to his own food fight at a Chinese restaurant with Joan Baez. The duo first met in northern Wisconsin in 1953, when Dylan was still Bobby Zimmerman, 12 years old, his guitar already attached as if a limb. As rambunctious pre-teens at a Jewish camp in the northwoods of the ...Keep on reading: When Bob was Bobby: Memoir offers insider’s look at enigmatic Dylan
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Pope Francis fears for Amazon, planet's 'vital lung'
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday, August 25, voiced concern for the Amazon rainforest, a "vital" lung for the planet, as the worst blazes in years have sparked a global outcry. "We are concerned about the vast fires that have developed in the Amazon," the pope told the faithful at ...
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Toddler dies after mirror falls on her at Singapore’s Jewel Changi airport
SINGAPORE --- An 18-month-old toddler died at Changi General Hospital after a mirror fell on her in a fashion store at Jewel Changi Airport. The Singapore Civil Defense Force said they responded to a medical accident at 78 Airport Boulevard at 12:33 pm on Friday. The police said yesterday they received a call for assistance at 78 Airport Boulevard where a mirror had fallen on an 18-month-old girl. The child was unconscious when she was taken to the hospital, where she was then pronounced dead. Police are investigating the case under unnatural death. The Straits Times understands that the accident occurred at the Urban Revivo fashion store at Jewel Changi Airport. According to Chi...Keep on reading: Toddler dies after mirror falls on her at Singapore’s Jewel Changi airport
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LPA outside PAR may intensify into a tropical depression
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine, Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Sunday said it is monitoring yet another low-pressure area outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) that may soon develop into a tropical depression. According to the 4 p.m. PAGASA bulletin, LPA was 1,255 kilometers east of the Visayas region. It may enter the PAR early Monday morning. Once within PAR, the LPA may develop into a tropical depression on Monday or Tuesday morning, in which case it will be named "Jenny," the 10th storm to hit the country this year and the third for the month of August. The weather disturbance may make landfall in Northern ...Keep on reading: LPA outside PAR may intensify into a tropical depression
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‘Star Wars’ and ‘Frozen 2’ footage wows Disney fan fest
New "Star Wars" footage, sequels to "Frozen" and "Black Panther", and an animated epic fantasy about dragons were among a raft of movies presented to screaming fans at Disney's D23 convention Saturday. Hollywood's reigning hitmaker Disney set out a full roster of its upcoming films in a wide-ranging, two-hour "studio spectacular" in Anaheim, California, where devotees assemble every two years dressed as their favorite princesses, pirates and superheroes. The cast of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", including three droids, assembled on stage to kick off the star-studded event. A brief clip appearing to show a darker version of heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) wielding a red, dou...Keep on reading: ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Frozen 2’ footage wows Disney fan fest
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Messi to miss Barcelona’s game at Real Betis
BARCELONA, Spain --- Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona's squad to face Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday. Messi returned to training this week after recovering from a right calf injury picked up in preseason, but the Argentina star was not included in the list of players available for the team's home opener at Camp Nou Stadium. He missed the team's 1-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the league opener last weekend. Coach Ernesto Valverde is also without forwards Luiz Surez and Ousmane Dembele because of injuries....Keep on reading: Messi to miss Barcelona’s game at Real Betis
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Black Panther sequel and other big movie announcements from Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Disney
Black Panther fans, it's happening. There will be a sequel, announced Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Black Panther director and co-writer Ryan Coogler at the D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California. Black Panther II (that's just the working title) will hit cinemas on May 6, 2022. "We just really really want it to be right," said Ryan. Close to 7,000 lucky people got a peek at upcoming titles The Walt Disney Studios will be bringing to the big screen as filmmakers from Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Disney Live Action, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed new details about their projects at Hall D23 of the Expo. "You're not just fans, you're family. It's because of yo...Keep on reading: Black Panther sequel and other big movie announcements from Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Disney
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Ravena returns but Gilas succumbs to Adelaide in tune-up game
MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas failed to reassert its mastery over the Adelaide 36ers as it absorbed a 75-85 loss in the second of their two tune-up games at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City on Sunday, August 25. Kiefer Ravena returned from his FIBA-imposed suspension, but the Philippine crew fell ...
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Peco continues fight, asks court to overturn writ of possession given to Razon firm
ILOILO CITY---The city's nearly century-old power distributor, Panay Electric Co. (Peco), is trying to stave off the seizure of its assets by newly-formed company More Electric Power Corp. (More Power) by appealing a court decision to issue a writ of possession in favor of More Power over Peco's facilities and equipment needed to distribute electricity in the city and other areas on Panay Island. In a four-page motion filed by law firm Divina Law, which represents Peco, the company asked the Iloilo Regional Trial Court (RTC) to recall or reconsider its Aug. 14 order granting More Power's petition for possession of Peco assets based on a franchise given to More Power which carried an "...Keep on reading: Peco continues fight, asks court to overturn writ of possession given to Razon firm
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Aklan lawmaker aims to upgrade Ibajay District Hospital, increase bed capacity
AKLAN, Philippines – Aklan 2nd District Rep. Teodorico Haresco, Jr. is seeking the passage of a measure in the House of Representatives to increase the bed capacity of Ibajay District Hospital from 25 to 200. Formerly called the Ibajay Emergency Hospital, Ibajay District Hospital was established by Republic Act No. ...
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‘Breaking Bad’ sequel movie out on Netflix in October
A "Breaking Bad" film set after the events of the hit television show and centered on meth addict-turned-cook Jesse Pinkman will be released on Netflix in October, the streaming giant said Saturday. "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie" will pick up the story after Pinkman escaped the clutches of a neo-Nazi gang with the help of kingpin Walter White in the AMC show's 2013 conclusion. "In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future," Netflix said in a statement. The "gripping thriller" is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, creator of the original series, which is widely acclaimed as one of the b...Keep on reading: ‘Breaking Bad’ sequel movie out on Netflix in October
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DOJ 'glad' if SC, Congress can clarify if heinous crimes excluded from GCTA law
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sunday, August 25, hopes the Supreme Court or Congress will be able to clarify whether or not inmates who are convicted of heinous crimes benefit from the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law . “The DOJ will be glad to ...
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Police to summon K-pop star Seungri over gambling charges
SEOUL---Police plan to summon this week Seungri, a former member of popular K-pop boy band BIGBANG, and the former chief of the band's music label on charges of overseas gambling, according to officials Sunday. Seungri and Yang Hyun-suk, the former CEO of YG Entertainment, were booked by the police earlier this month on charges of gambling in a foreign country and securing gambling money in violation of the country's Foreign Exchange Transaction Act. Cable network JTBC earlier reported that Yang and Seungri regularly gambled at hotel casinos in Las Vegas, betting millions of dollars. Police officials said the two will be called in for a separate interrogation over the charges someti...Keep on reading: Police to summon K-pop star Seungri over gambling charges
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