What can be done about Metro Manila’s traffic woes

Traffic congestion in the Philippines, particularly in Metro Manila, has been a problem for years. With new policies and plans for the betterment of roads and transport system, this problem can still possibly be solved.

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Charice Pempengco vs. Jake Zyrus: Who’s better? Jonathan Manalo confirms
Jake Zyrus just invaded the spotlight again with a new album “Evolution” Star Music executive producer Jonathan Manalo, when asked at a presscon on who is the better singer, said that both are great but [Read More]
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How to Get a House Loan?
How to Get a House Loan? Buying a house gets very expensive very quickly and very heavy on Real Estate jargon. Homebuyers need to understand the concept of all of these topics, as well as know them in-depth. It will and can only help them long term. Thankfully there are options for a house loan called a mortgage, which is when monthly mortgage payments will be paid - rather than rent. This is an excellent method of increasing net worth. Paying rent can be considered a waste of money and is not increasing the renter's net worth. Paying a mortgage actually assists the buyer's equity within the property, in turn increasing their net worth. It may seem daunting or intimidating, ...Keep on reading: How to Get a House Loan?
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Drones Used in Latest Attack
The Saudi military has shown journalists what they describe as an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in an attack this weekend that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry. Saudi officials showed journalists the material at a news conference on Wednesday in Riyadh, the kingdom's capital. They said the cruise missile, which had what appeared to be a jet engine attached to it, was a land-attack cruise missile that failed to explode. On Saturday, an attack struck the world's biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia, as well as an oil field. Though Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed the assault, the U.S. alleges Iran was behind it. Tehran has denied being involve...Keep on reading: Drones Used in Latest Attack
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US Take on Defiant Israel PM
Israel's prime minister says he will seek to lead a ruling coalition with his religious and nationalist allies, despite falling short of a parliamentary majority in Tuesday's elections. Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday at a party meeting in Jerusalem that he opposes any government that "leans on the anti-Zionist Arab parties," and said he would make "every effort to prevent a dangerous government like this." Neither Netanyahu's Likud party nor its main rival the Blue and White party headed by former military chief of staff Benny Gantz won enough votes to declare an outright victory. Gantz's centrist bloc, which could potentially include the Joint List of Arab parties, has a...Keep on reading: US Take on Defiant Israel PM
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Facebook Portal TV Priced at $129
Facebook on Wednesday unveiled second-generation Portal smart screens, touting them as a way to stay connected to loved ones at the leading social network. Facebook also pushed down costs to make new Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal TV devices more enticing to consumers at a starting price of $129. Portal and Portal Mini will begin shipping on October 15, while a notepad-sized Portal TV device that turns a television into a smart screen for video calls and more will begin shipping on November 5 at a price of $149. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/tv/B2j8Sikgwpq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link[/embed] Facebook would not disclose how many Portal devices have been sold since they we...Keep on reading: Facebook Portal TV Priced at $129
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Venezuela Faces US Baseball Ban
Venezuela's winter baseball league is delaying the start of its season for the first time in decades after the MLB banned its players from playing in the competition. The Venezuelan League of Professional Baseball said in a statement Tuesday that it had agreed to postpone play for almost three weeks to Nov. 5. It didn't give a reason for the shortened season but it comes after the Trump administration prohibited Americans from doing business with President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, which sponsors the league through state-run oil giant PDVSA The league's new president has vowed to try to reverse the ban. He argues the privately run league is one of the few institu...Keep on reading: Venezuela Faces US Baseball Ban
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Ibrahimovic Hat-Trick Galaxy Victory 7-2
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as Los Angeles Galaxy pummelled Sporting Kansas City 7-2 on Sunday to put themselves in the thick of the Major League Soccer playoff race. After giving up an early goal to Sporting's Felipe Gutierrez, the Galaxy stormed back to climb from eighth place and outside the MLS Cup playoff positions in the Western Conference and into fifth.   [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/B2dcExAh4qO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link[/embed] Former Sweden and Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic launched the comeback in the 32nd minute after Los Angeles was awarded a penalty because of Matt Besler's handball in the area. Ibrahimovic's effort from the sp...Keep on reading: Ibrahimovic Hat-Trick Galaxy Victory 7-2
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Amazon Cash
Amazon's latest innovation in the online payment world is something called... cash.The e-commerce giant said Wednesday it was rolling out a cash payment option for US customers that have already been used in 19 other countries. The "Amazon PayCode" option is in partnership with the payments firm Western Union. Customers will henceforth be able to take their greenbacks to one of 15,000 Western Union locations to pay for their purchase without any added fees, Amazon said in a statement. "We're constantly innovating to improve the shopping experience on behalf of our customers, and are proud to expand Amazon PayCode to customers in the US," said Ben Volk, the company's head of pa...Keep on reading: Amazon Cash
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Group of differently-abled dancers creates inspiration around the world
A group of differently-abled dancers has been creating inspiration worldwide “Ill Abilities” aims to join the breakdance competition circuit while showing the world that anything is possible The “ill” in “Ill Abilities” does not refer [Read More]
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[Video] Will you reside in an octagonal house that rotates 360 degrees?
An octagonal house that can rotate 360 degrees was designed by a brilliant architect It uses a central pillar to balance its structure The brilliant mind behind the structure is Architect Roberto Rossi Will you [Read More]
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Bea, Julia, Gerald go solo and other behind-the-scene happenings at glitzy ABS-CBN ball
For a fleeting moment, the hubbub of camera clicks and clamoring press people waned and turned into hushed murmurs when Julia Barretto, hand in hand with her handler, emerged at the media hall, where interviews with select stars attending the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball were being conducted. It was as if no one expected her to drop by---at least not in our area, designated for media outfits not affiliated with ABS-CBN. After all, Julia has been embroiled in perhaps one of show biz's biggest controversies in recent years. Her being shielded from potentially prying questions would have been all but expected. Yet, there she was---looking quietly elegant in her white, sampaguita-embroidered ...Keep on reading: Bea, Julia, Gerald go solo and other behind-the-scene happenings at glitzy ABS-CBN ball
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#WalangPasok: Class cancellations for Thursday, September 19
MANILA, Philippines --- Several local government units (LGUs) have canceled classes for Thursday, September 19, amid the inclement weather brought by the southwest monsoon, a low-pressure area, and Tropical Depression Nimfa.   Nueva Ecija - preschool to senior high school (public and private) Pampanga Mabalacat - preschool to elementary (public and private) Macabebe - all levels (public and private) Angeles City - preschool to elementary (public and private) Magalang - preschool to senior high school (public and private) Pangasinan Tayug - all levels (public and private) Mangatarem - all levels (public and private) Umingan - all levels (pub...Keep on reading: #WalangPasok: Class cancellations for Thursday, September 19
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DoTr, SMC ink deal for ‘game-changer’ airport
CLARK, Pampanga: Listed San Miguel Corp. (SMC) can now begin building its P15-billion New Manila International Airport (NMIA) in Bulacan province after signing a concession agreement on it with the…READ
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‘Higher alcohol tax to reduce demand, revenues’
ALTHOUGH it welcomes the new tax structure for distilled spirits proposed under House Bill (HB) 1026, the Distilled Spirits Association of the Philippines (DSAP) warned the government that too many…READ
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GMA Network responds to Dole’s investigation on the Eddie Garcia incident
GMA Network filed its comment on Monday on the preliminary findings of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in the investigation on the incident involving the late Eddie Garcia. Prior to the formal hearing, Dole-National Capital Region regional director Sarah Buena Mirasol stated that GMA allegedly committed three violations under the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) law: failure to submit an incident report within 24 hours, employ or designate a safety officer, and employ or designate a certified first aider. GMA explained that after completing its thorough internal investigation, it initially gave a copy of the results ...Keep on reading: GMA Network responds to Dole’s investigation on the Eddie Garcia incident
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‘Capture convicts dead or alive’
More than a thousand prisoners prematurely freed under the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance Law will be captured “dead or alive” if they do not surrender before a Thursday deadline,…READ
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PH bond market grew 17% in Q2 – ADB
The Philippine bond market was the second fastest-growing among Emerging East Asia’s local currency bond markets, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. In its latest Asia Bond Monitor released on…READ
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Stocks dwindle in ‘dull’ trading
The local bourse shied away from the 8,000 mark again, but was able to stay afloat the 7,900 level as investors await the results of the Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting….READ
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Time management takes too much time
MOST people accept the concept of “time management” as a fundamentally good thing – particularly if one is an employer – but a recent lengthy article in The Guardian makes…READ
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Today’s Front Page September 19, 2019
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The major and other amendments proposed by Citira
The House of Representatives of this 18th Congress approved on third and final reading House Bill 4157 or the Citira (Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act), Package 2 of…READ
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P9.997-B budget for NEDA sought
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Wednesday it was seeking a 6-percent increase in its budget for next year. NEDA said the budget proposal for 2020 amounted…READ
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Netanyahu, foe in tight poll fight
TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz awaited results from the country’s general election on Wednesday after exit polls showed them locked in a…READ
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LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019
LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 – Draws for 6/49  SuperLotto, 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/42 Lotto and 6/49 Super Lotto draw for today, Thursday, September 19, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five major lotto games – […] The post LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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6/49 LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019
Super Lotto – 6/49 LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 6/49 LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 – Here is the result of 6/49 Super Lotto draw released by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6/49 Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT September 18, 2019 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT September 18, […] The post 6/49 LOTTO RESULT September 19, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Most Valuable
  With a little over 80 seconds remaining in the game, Val Chauca, taking advantage of a turnover forced by Adamson, curled above the three-point area, took a pass from Jerrick Ahanmisi and drained a huge triple.   That capped the first half of what would end up a 16-0 run to close the game that allowed the Falcons to strike down the University of Santo Tomas Tigers, 78-71, on Wednesday in UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.   And if that shot, and the 11 points Chauca logged in the fourth quarter---10 straight to give his team the lead for good---of that comeback win was too subtle a way to get his message across, the 24-ye...Keep on reading: Most Valuable
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Feedback from my column readers 2018-2019
Columnists look forward to the reactions of their readers, whether they are flattering or objectionable.
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Bigger allowance for teachers pushed
The country’s 600,000 public school teachers should no longer be made to shoulder school expenses, like supplies in the form of chalks, and their teaching supplies allowance should be increased substantially, according to an administration lawmaker.
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DSWD: Assistance only for indigent students in crisis situations
The education assistance that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) issues from its multi-billion peso Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) fund are only for indigent students in crisis situations, according to the government agency.
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Pregnant woman nabbed in drug sting
A pregnant woman was apprehended for alleged possession of P30,000 worth of shabu during a sting in Quezon City on Tuesday night.
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LRT train window breaks; 2 injured
Two passengers of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) were injured when the train’s window broke at the United Nations Avenue station yesterday.
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5 slain in drug busts
Five suspects were killed in anti-drug operations in Central Luzon on Tuesday.
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Communist leader nabbed in Laguna
An official of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was arrested in Laguna on Tuesday.
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Cabinet panel to assist BARMM
President Duterte has created a committee that will help officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) establish the regional government.
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KAPA exec held over investment scam revival
Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Davao regional office arrested yesterday an official of Kapa Community Ministry International over the alleged resumption of the illegal operations of the group.
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8 tanods charged for extortion, rape
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) yesterday filed criminal charges against eight volunteer peacekeeping officers of Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City who allegedly extorted money from a drug suspect.
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Lawsuit accuses New Jersey nursing home director of pro-Filipino bias
BERGEN COUNTY, New Jersey -- Four nurses filed a federal class action lawsuit against the director of a Bergen County-owned nursing home, claiming she discriminated against non-Filipino nurses and caused the plaintiffs to "fear for their jobs." Bergen County Health Care Center Director Violetta Arcilla is accused of forcing out non-Filipino nurses, docking pay, wielding discipline unfairly and offering Filipino nurses better schedules, according to a report by NorthJersey.com. Arcilla, from Belleville, has been at the helm of the 100-bed Rockleigh home since 2015, the report says. Nurses Carmen Mabille, Maureen Beech, Rita Blaser and Barbara Masten last month filed the laws...Keep on reading: Lawsuit accuses New Jersey nursing home director of pro-Filipino bias
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Nevada among top states for ‘fiancé visa’ use due to Filipinos
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada is one of the most popular states for couples who originally met across international borders and are reuniting via fianc visas in the U.S.   Nevada has one of the highest rates per capita of K-1 visa recipients in the country, according to a recent study by Washington, D.C. research firm Causal Design. The K-1 visa, also referred to as a "fianc visa," allows nonresidents to enter the United States to marry a U.S. citizen.   RapidVisa, a company that helps with the visa application process, commissioned the Causal Design study. The study shows that for admissions per 100,000 residents, Nevada is ahead of every state besides Washington, Alaska...Keep on reading: Nevada among top states for ‘fiancé visa’ use due to Filipinos
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Guam appoints czar for H2 and visa waiver programs for PH
AGANA, Guam -- Guam's governor officially assigned former governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez to take charge of the territory's H2 and visa waiver programs for the Philippines.   In an executive order, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero tasked Gutierrez with researching and developing a strategy to help in the inclusion of the Philippines as an eligible country for the H-2A and H-2B Nonimmigrant Worker Program and as a member country of the Guam-CNMI Waiver Program.   The executive order authorizes Gutierrez to work with participating governments and to ensure alignment and support for any request to the U.S. Secretary of State and US Secretary of Homeland Security on the Philippi...Keep on reading: Guam appoints czar for H2 and visa waiver programs for PH
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Mabuhay, Inc. launches Angklung Ensemble
WASHINGTON -- Mabuhay, Inc.'s new Angklung Ensemble (MIAE) regaled picnic-goers with its premier musical performance during the organization's annual picnic and membership meeting on August 25 at Allen Pond, Bowie, Maryland.   Under the baton of its Music Director Dr. Robert Bagtas, the MIAE played Filipino favorites to an enthusiastic, overflow crowd that joined the performance with its lusty singing.   For the past six or seven years, MI's Board sought to acquire its own set of angklung instruments to complement Mabuhay's educational and cultural programs. In 2017, Dr. Bagtas put the group in touch with a former colleague, Gilbert Ramos of Musikawayan. Ramos m...Keep on reading: Mabuhay, Inc. launches Angklung Ensemble
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Envisioning a Mindanao Miracle: Rapid growth based on vision and values
The Philippines and Mindanao are in a historic milestone, commemorating the victorious repulsion European occupation in 1521 by the first Philippine national hero, Lapu-Lapu. Now, the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law holds promise to end the 500-year war, the longest running in the world.   The necessity to think boldly with political will and urgency is at hand -- to transform the promise of a Mindanao Miracle into reality. The successful rehabilitation of societies devastated by war has had many examples in the last 70 years, like the rapid turnaround of Japan and Germany, and recent development of China, South Korea, Colombia, South Africa, and Singapore. &...Keep on reading: Envisioning a Mindanao Miracle: Rapid growth based on vision and values
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Houston Prepares for Storm Imelda
Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. The storm, which formed Tuesday, made landfall near Freeport, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist, and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston said the main threat from Imelda remained the potential for heavy rainfall and flooding. "We have a few things in our favor. The ground is dry. It's been dry for a while h...Keep on reading: Houston Prepares for Storm Imelda
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Marijuana Users Could be at Risk
A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market leaving Marijuana Users at risk. Bootleggers eager to profit off unsuspecting consumers are mimicking popular, legal vape brands, pairing replica packaging churned out in Chinese factories with untested, possibly dangerous cannabis oil produced in the state's vast underground market. The result: Authentic-looking vape cartridges sold by unlicensed dispensaries and delivery services, along with rogue websites. The deceptive rip-of...Keep on reading: Marijuana Users Could be at Risk
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Vaping Industry: New York Bans Flavored E-liquid
New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the prohibition, which covers flavored e-cigarettes and other vaping products except for menthol and tobacco flavors, goes into effect immediately. Retailers will have two weeks to remove the merchandise from store shelves.   Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, had proposed the emergency ban Sunday, citing surging use among young people. According to data from the state health department, nearl...Keep on reading: Vaping Industry: New York Bans Flavored E-liquid
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Kobe Bryant on USA Basketball Team Disappointment
Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments. Back in Beijing this weekend, Bryant isn't sure another Redeem Team will be so easy to find for the U.S. The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist is at the final weekend of the World Cup as an ambassador for FIBA. However, he won't be watching the U.S. in the medal round. The best the Americans can do at this tournament is a seventh place, and Bryant says the days of automatic gold medals for the U.S. --- regardless of who is on the roster --- may be over. "It's not a matter of the rest o...Keep on reading: Kobe Bryant on USA Basketball Team Disappointment
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Apple Awards $250 Million for iPhones Screen
Apple on Tuesday deepened its ties with a Kentucky manufacturing plant by awarding $250 million to support Corning Inc.'s continued work to develop glass for iPhones and other devices. The award builds on the $200 million that Corning received from Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund in 2017, the tech giant said. The combined investments support Corning's research and development that will be crucial for next-generation consumer devices, Apple said.   Scratch-resistant glass for every generation of the iPhone has been made at Corning's plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Corning also supplies glass for iPads and Apple Watches. "Apple and Corning's rich history dates b...Keep on reading: Apple Awards $250 Million for iPhones Screen
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Chiong murder convicts Uy, Aznar surrender in Bilibid
MANILA, Philippines – Two more convicts in the 1999 Chiong murder case of Cebu surrendered early evening of Wednesday, September 18, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Convicts James Anthony Uy and Josman Aznar have previously sent feelers for surrender.  "The raw information relayed to us ...
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Paras, Perasol console NU after 4th straight heartbreak loss
    MANILA, Philippines – In what is undoubtedly the most improbable trend happening so far in UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball, the NU Bulldogs dropped a close one for the fourth straight game, this time a 79-80 squeaker loss against the talented UP Fighting Maroons.  Highly touted ...
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