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Philippines qualifies for Fiba 3×3 Olympic qualifying tournament

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines took a step closer into the Tokyo Summer Games after it was named as one of the 20 nations that will compete in the 2019 Fiba 3X3 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

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It's Official: Metro Manila Has the Worst Traffic in the World

(SPOT.ph) Years from now, you'll look back at your life and think of all the things you've accomplished: maybe you graduated, got a job, raised a family, cured cancer, walked on the moon, and the like—

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Billy Crawford celebrates 1 year of being sober, opens up on being called ‘too thin’

Partying on Halloween was a different kind of celebration for Billy Crawford: He was marking one year of sobriety.

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Taylor Swift will be named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards

(CNN)Taylor Swift is set to receive the Artist of the Decade trophy at this year's American Music Awards.

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Quake-weary Mindanao rocked anew; 5 killed

DAVAO CITY—A major aftershock from a powerful earthquake early this week shook central Mindanao again on Thursday, killing five people

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Do not bring pork products, Undas travelers told; gov’t to seize items

MANILA, Philippines — Travelers going to their respective provinces to observe All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day should not bring along any pork

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James Reid says no to working with Julia Barretto

James Reid cannot see a future team-up with actress Julia Barretto. When asked if he was willing to work with her on future projects in an interview

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Anthony Davis has 40-20 game as Lakers ride huge third period to victory over Grizzlies

THE Lakers used a 39-20 third quarter to take charge en route to a 120-91 victory over the Memphis Grisslies in NBA action on Tuesday in Los Angeles (Wednesday, Manila time).

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Another strong earthquake rocks Mindanao, authorities assess damage

MANILA -- A strong earthquake, the second in 2 weeks, rocked the same area in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, cracking buildings and forcing people to move to safer ground.

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2nd quake in 2 weeks hits Mindanao; 7 dead

Buildings swayed on Tuesday morning as a powerful earthquake rattled the same areas in Mindanao rocked by a strong tremor two weeks earlier,

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Pacquiao teams up with China billionaire Jack Ma in latest jab at Mayweather

MANILA, Philippines—It’s no secret that Manny Pacquiao wants another crack at Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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NO WORK, NO PAY (NOV 1 and NOV 2)

Workers won't be getting any pay if they would choose not to report for work and opt to visit their departed loved on November 1 and 2, 2019,

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Duterte dares Robredo: Lead drug war

MANILA, Philippines — Smarting from her criticism of his war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he would give Vice President

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KANYE WEST1ST SUNDAY SERVICE POST-'JESUS IS KING'

Kanye West is going right back to work after dropping his much-anticipated album, "Jesus Is King," this weekend ... following it up with a good old-fashioned Sunday Service.

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DOH: NO SALARY RAISE FOR NURSES IN 2020

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the salary adjustment was not factored in when the Department

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UP Maroons lock up No. 2 seed, slam Final Four door on La Salle

ANTIPOLO - University of the Philippines continued to make school history, posting its highest seed in the Final Four era following a 71-68 victory over La Salle in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament.

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Japeth Aguilar marries long-time girlfriend in civil ceremony

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra San Miguel cager Japeth Aguilar is officially living the married life.

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JEFF BEZOSI'M THE WORLD'S RICHEST AGAIN... Move Over Bill Gates

2:05 PM PT -- Bezos is back on top of the world ... he's once again the richest person on the planet after briefly ceding his title to Gates ... thanks to his Amazon stock.

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Kawhi Leonard returns as Clippers deal Spurs first defeat

LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard scored 38 points, Montrezl Harrell added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 103-97 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time), handing the Spurs their first loss.

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ADELEPOST-DIVORCE HOTNESSAt Drake's Bday Party

Adele isn't wasting any time getting out on the town and living her ultimate single life ... partying at Drake's birthday party with a hot new look.

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American beauty influencer Jeffree Star calls Filipino vlogger Michelle Dy’s makeup line ‘trash’

Well, look who’s still salty. American beauty influencer Jeffree Star has shown everyone that he has yet to forgive

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Folded Umbrellas now allowed in carry-on baggage

Good news, travelers! You may now pack your folded umbrellas in your hand-carry baggage, the Office for Transportation Security announced on Sunday.

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African Swine Fever

ARE YOU AT RISK? The clinical laboratory report conducted by the Bureau of Animal Industry showed that processed meat products tested positive for African Swine Fever.

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Agri dept validating processed pork brands hit by swine fever

MANILA — The Department of Agriculture said Friday it is validating which 3 brands of processed pork tested positive for African swine fever.

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Tocino with ASF? African swine fever in processed meat products alarms traders

MANILA - A group of meat processors said Thursday it was "seriously checking" reports that 3 pork products allegedly tested positive for African swine fever.

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What did Standhardinger tell Austria after NorthPort win? 'Nothing disrespectful'

CHRISTIAN Standhardinger admitted he wanted to prove something to San Miguel in his first game

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39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England

LONDON — Police in southeastern England said 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria.

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Kawhi off to strong start with Clippers, overpower LeBron’s Lakers

LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard began a new chapter with the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 30 points to go with

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VanVleet scores career-high 34 as Raptors begin new season with win over Pelicans

TORONTO — Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 34 points, Pascal Siakam fouled out with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and the defending

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BREAKING: Duterte to clip Japan trip ‘due to unbearable pain’ from motorbike accident

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will go home from Japan sooner than expected “due to unbearable pain in his spinal column,” Malacañang disclosed Tuesday.

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WATCH: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer hints at major character death

The final trailer of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is hinting at the possible death of a major character in the Skywalker saga.

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KYLIE JENNER #RISEANDSHINE BLOWS UP TIKTOK... Fastest To Hit 1 Bill!!!

Kylie Jenner's viral "rise and shine" moment had an even bigger impact than you might've seen on Twitter or Instagram ...

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KENDALL JENNER ALL BIZ AND 'TUDE ...MODELING IN DTLA!!!

Kendall Jenner stopping traffic -- just another typical day in Downtown L.A. ... unless you're the guy laser-focused on her shoulders.

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Fliptop rapper ‘LilJohn’ shot dead in cavite

Rest in peace, LilJohn John Ross Delos Santos, also known as LilJohn, 35, was shot in Barangay Carsadang Bago in Cavite at around 5:30PM on Sunday.

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HIV spread fastest in PH – study

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has bucked the trend of a steady global decline in HIV cases, becoming the country with the “fastest growing epidemic”

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PNP files criminal raps vs Albayalde

MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde now has to face criminal investigation along with 13 of his former officers in Pampanga

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Did Jared Leto Try to Stop Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' Movie from Getting Made?

The "Suicide Squad" star was purportedly upset because he felt he had been strung

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CAMILA, BIEBERS & YOUNG HOLLYWOOD WATT KIND OF BDAY PARTY IS THIS???The Place To Be In L.A.

If half of Hollywood's elite were in Rhode Island this weekend for Jennifer Lawrence's wedding, then the other half was almost certainly at Andrew Watt's birthday party in L.A.

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J&J recalls 33,000 bottles of baby powder as FDA finds asbestos in sample

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after US health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online.

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Lost City of Cambodia finally found

AN ANCIENT “LOST CITY” REDISCOVERED After years of research but scant archaeological evidence on the existence of Mahendraparvata of the Khmer Empire from ninth to 15th centuries AD

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Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr.

Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. has passed away Sunday morning.

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WATCH: U.P. Visayas students voice out national issues in cheering competition

Departing from the usual, the cheer routine performed by the students from the University of the Philippines Visayas focuses on pressing national issues

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Star Magic Black Magic

Dimples Romana as Malificent

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LOOK: Daniel, Kathryn win Best Costume at Black Magic Halloween Party 2019

MANILA -- Out of all of the costumes on display at the first-ever Black Magic Halloween Party held this Sunday, it was Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's that were deemed the best.

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Cotabato quake death toll rises to 7

MANILA - The death toll in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit Cotabato on Wednesday has risen to 7, the Philippines' disaster agency said Saturday.

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7,107 < 7,641

7,641 ISLANDS Looks like there are now 7,641 reasons why it's more fun in the Philippines. Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) for improved

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NASA TO CONDUCT HISTORIC ALL-FEMALE SPACEWALK

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will venture outside the International Space Station at 7:50PM on Friday to replace faulty equipment on the station’s exterior.

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Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with fan

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga is recovering after falling off the stage while dancing with a fan at a concert.

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World’s fastest ant clocks nearly a meter per second

PARIS—It’s official: The Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world’s 12,000 known ant species, clocking a blistering 855 millimeters or nearly a meter per second, researchers said on Thursday.

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Dingdong Dantes expresses support for Robredo, draws mixed reactions

Dingdong Dantes has showed his support again for Vice President Robredo. On Tuesday, the Kapuso actor opened up about his thoughts amid the delay in the Marcos-Robredo poll protest.

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‘Huwag maingay’: OFW discovers Pinoy sign inside Taiwan bus

MANILA, Philippines — An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Taiwan thought he was suddenly back home after discovering something that hits close to home: a sign written in Filipino.

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NBA GMs install Clippers as favorites as Kawhi ends LeBron streak as top SF

KAWHI Leonard was back in Canada, where last season he won a championship. NBA general managers think he's going to win another one this season.

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Luol Deng signs with original team Chicago Bulls - then retires

CHICAGO — Two-time All-Star forward Luol Deng has signed with the Chicago Bulls and retired as a member of the team that drafted him.

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Jennifer Aniston reveals she had a ‘stalker account’ prior to officially joining Instagram

Jennifer Aniston visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday to promote her new Apple series The Morning Show. And while she was there she also talked about her record breaking new Instagram account.

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Walking above Edsa to your next ride? Not sci-fi, but plan taking shape

It’s 2021 and you’re walking literally above Edsa to your next jeepney, bus or train ride.

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Jarencio assures C-Stan: 'Minimum mo dito, 35 minutes per game'

NORTHPORT coach Pido Jarencio assured on Wednesday that Christian Standhardinger will have a bigger role in his new team.

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Gamble pays off after Ravena recommended former Texas teammate Harris to NLEX

ANTIPOLO – Kiefer Ravena confirmed he was the one who recommended Manny Harris to NLEX, leading to an import change in the PBA Governors' Cup.

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Gretchen Barretto reunites with family at dad’s wake; is joined by Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — After years of being estranged, Gretchen Barretto reunited with her family in the wake of her father Miguel.

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5 dead, 89 hurt in Mindanao quake

DAVAO CITY – At least five people died, three of them children, while at least 89 others were injured in the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit several areas in Mindanao on Wednesday night.

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Makati still Philippines' richest local government unit

MANILA, Philippines – Makati City remained the country's wealthiest local government unit (LGU) for the second year in a row, reporting total assets of P230.833 billion in 2018.

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Standhardinger urged to 'stay positive' by Jarencio in first NorthPort practice

CHRISTIAN Standhardinger formally joined the NorthPort family by attending Wednesday’s practice at the Greenmeadows gym where he was warmly welcomed by his new teammates.

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Once traded for each other, Romeo and Tautuaa now teammates at SMB

WASN'T it just last year when then NorthPort star Terrence Romeo was shipped to TNT in a trade that also involved Mo Tautuaa?

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Villar still richest senator, De Lima is poorest

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Cynthia Villar remains the richest member of the Senate while Senator Leila de Lima is the poorest, their latest statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) showed.

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Protests vs sexual harassment rock Ateneo

MANILA, Philippines — Students and faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University-Loyola Schools (ADMU-LS) staged a protest on Tuesday over the growing number of sexual harassment and misconduct cases in its campus on Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, and what they claimed was the “impunity” of the offenders.

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. among Rock Hall of Fame potentials

NEW YORK - First time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. topped this year's short-list of potential inductees, the institution announced Tuesday.

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Filipina skaters Didal, Means chosen for Women's Battle at the Berrics

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will be well-represented in the inaugural staging of the Women's Battle at the Berrics as Margielyn Didal and Christiana Means were selected to compete.

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PH to take advantage of reduced 2019 SEA Games volleyball tourney

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines hopes to finally end its medal drought in the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games women's volleyball tournament as only 5 countries have confirmed their participation during the team draw event on Tuesday, October 15.

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MRT-3 line to deploy China-made Dalian train Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines — The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 is set to deploy Tuesday one of the trains made by Chinese company Dalian.

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PROPOSED HAZARD PAY FOR MILITARY IN CONFLICT AREAS

Senator Manny Pacquiao filed a bill seeking to increase the monthly hazard pay of military personnel assigned in conflict areas to as much as P20,000 from the current P540.

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KOREAN SINGER-ACTRESS SULLI FOUND DEAD

Pilipino Star Ngayon Latest Chika: Sulli trends on Twitter after Korean media outlets on Monday reported that the 25-year-old Korean singer-actress passed away. Choi Jin-ri (Sulli's real name), was a former member of K-pop girl group f(x).

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Bea Alonzo marks birthday with video about pain, moving on

MANILA -- Actress Bea Alonzo celebrated her birthday by sharing a video she released on her YouTube channel on Sunday, October 13.

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PINOY PRIDE #1 🇵🇭❤️

REIGNING world welterweight champion Error Spence, Jr. was seriously injured in a car accident in Dallas that saw the Ferrari he was driving flip over five times.

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Manila gov’t lifts closure order vs Recto mall

MANILA, Philippines — The local government unit of Manila lifted on Friday its closure order on Isetann Mall in Recto, Manila after the mall management secured the necessary permits and paid tax deficiencies.

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Potential Pacquiao foe Errol Spence seriously injured after crashing Ferrari

REIGNING world welterweight champion Error Spence, Jr. was seriously injured in a car accident in Dallas that saw the Ferrari he was driving flip over five times.

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No transport crisis? Panelo gets to work after nearly 4-hour commute

MANILA, Philippines (5th UPDATE) – Leave early, he had repeatedly advised commuters complaining about Metro Manila's horrific traffic that has kept them from getting to work and appointments on time.

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Panelo commutes to Palace for over 3 hours

COMMUTE CHALLENGE — Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo takes one of three jeepney rides (left) along Aurora Boulevard in Quezon en route to his office in Malacañang on Friday. (MARK BALMORES / MANILA BULLETIN)

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Taiwanese tourist fined in Boracay for wearing just a ‘string’

ILOILO CITY—A Taiwanese tourist was fined P2,500 for wearing a bikini that one police official said was “literally” just a string in Boracay, lighting up social media with photos that divided the island’s netizens between those who did not see anything wrong and those who cried indecent.

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Boracay voted best island in Asia for 2019

MANILA – The Philippines’ main tourism centerpiece was once again recognized by Conde Nast Traveler in its 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Terrence Romeo fined P20,000 for headbutting Paniamogan in Dubai game

TERRENCE Romeo of San Miguel has been fined P20,000 for headbutting NLEX guard Philip Paniamogan during their PBA Governors Cup match last Friday in Dubai.

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Philippine woman shocked after seeing alleged 'pervert filming her legs on bus'

A woman claims she caught a pervert filming her legs because he forgot to turn off the flash on his phone.

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Over 100 Manila barangay captains defied order to clear roads – DILG

MANILA, Philippines – More than 100 barangay captains in the City of Manila will be issued show-cause orders for their failure to clear sidewalks and streets of obstructions within President Rodrigo Duterte’s 60-day deadline, a Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official said Wednesday.

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Angkas rider abuse victim speaks out: 'Ang tagal po no'ng tiniis ko sa biyahe namin'

MANILA (UPDATE)—Gabby (not her real name) is an avid user of Angkas because of its fast and affordable way of commute in beating the Metro Manila traffic.

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‘Joker’ review: Morbid times

While the perfumed and tuxedoed privileged of Gotham City are enjoying the antics of Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times (1936) inside a gilded theater, the city’s marginalized working class are outside, angrily protesting the inequities that have become blatant after three affluent yuppies were brutally shot by a clown aboard a subway train.

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HAILEY BIEBERWEDDING GOWN DONE BY LOUIS' FINEST ...Here Comes The Bride Pics

Hailey Bieber is finally ready to give it up -- pictures of her in her wedding dress, that is. Mrs. Bieber just posted several professional shots of her wearing her custom backless gown, which was commissioned by Louis Vuitton's artistic director for menswear, Virgil Abloh. Sounds like he had it done through his other fashion company though ... Off-White.

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COOL AMIHAN WINDS COMING, SAYS PAGASA.

Brrr! Can you feel it? State weather bureau PAGASA announced that the southwest monsoon or Habagat season has officially ended after recent observations showed that the general wind pattern has shifted from southwesterly to easterly.

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Watch Heart Evangelista’s viral response to her husband, Chiz Escudero!

Watch Heart Evangelista’s viral response to her husband, Chiz Escudero, who was heard in the video asking, “Magkano ginastos mo sa biyahe mo?” Evangelista was in France last September to attend events for the Paris Fashion Week.

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Paolo Ballesteros sets unofficial world record

MANILA, Philippines — Kapuso actor Paolo Ballesteros has set an unofficial world record for not blinking for one hour, 17 minutes and three seconds.

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LOOK: Homeless man in Makati supports self by selling lanterns made of scrap

As the yuletide season approaches, Christmas decorations have started to show up again in houses and streets, and majority of people find a way to make extra earnings to prepare for the holidays.

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Manila is 3rd among 56 cities with lowest quality of life – report

MANILA, Philippines — Manila ranked poorly at third place among 56 cities worldwide with the lowest quality of life, research published by Deutsche Bank has shown.

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Libre Sakay to! Cubao Student.

LOOK: A ‘habal-habal’ driver offered free rides to students from LRT-2 Santolan to Cubao station amid the temporary shutdown of the train system’s operations.

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Metro Manila now suffering a mass transport crisis — Bayan

MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila is currently experiencing a mass transport crisis, a militant group claimed as all three rail systems in the capital region crashed just within a week.

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Duterte reveals he has a neuromuscular disease

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) — President Rodrigo Duterte revealed Saturday night in Moscow, Russia (Sunday midnight in Manila) that he has a neuromuscular disease, describing it to the crowd of Filipinos as a “nerve malfunction.”

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Marikina Representative Bayani Fernando wants Filipinos to replace the handshake as a gesture of greeting to avoid the spread of diseases.

LOOK: Marikina Representative Bayani Fernando wants Filipinos to replace the handshake as a gesture of greeting to avoid the spread of diseases. Fernando says he filed a Lower House resolution encouraging Pinoys to lay the palm of their right hand over their chest and a slight head nod. He explains that his resolution, known as “Pagbating Pilipino”, will serve as the official Filipino gesture of goodwill and praise.

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’Van Gogh Alive’ the Bonifacio Global City

The much-awaited ’Van Gogh Alive’ has bared the ticket prices for its upcoming multi-sensory experience at the Bonifacio Global City from October 26 to December 8, 2019. According to its website, the ticket price for adults is P750 while tickets for children and students sell for P450.

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Students from De La Salle Lipa in Batangas wear surgical masks for fear of acquiring meningococcemia.

The Department of Health said there is no outbreak of meningococcemia in Batangas despite a confirmed case and three others suspected to have died of the disease. (Photos courtesy of Lawrenz Tugade/LAVOXA Group of Publications)

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LRT-2 Santolan to Anonas stations up for repairs; closed for at least 9 months

MANILA, Philippines — Three stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) will be shut down for up to nine months to give way to repairs and replacement of parts, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) spokesman said Friday.

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RR Pogoy on torrid shooting: 'Sana nung World Cup, ganun 'no?'

RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario put on a shooting display for TNT in its win over Phoenix Pulse on Wednesday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

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CJ Perez gets better of Bolick in PBA face-off as Columbian clips NorthPort

CJ PEREZ won in his first battle with Robert Bolick since the Fiba Basketball World Cup as he led Columbian to a 114-108 win over NorthPort on Wednesday in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

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KYLIE JENNER & TRAVIS SCOTTTAKING A BREAK FROM RELATIONSHIP

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are both single again -- the couple is walking away from their relationship ... for now, TMZ has learned.

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Subic airport poised for take off as major aviation hub

The Subic Bay International Airport (SBIA) is preparing to take off as a major aviation hub with plans to turn it into a base by a regional budget air carrier and other efforts to woo back logistics giant FedEx.

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MMDA wants ban on mall sales during weekdays starting November

MANILA, Philippines — Expecting traffic jams to become heavier as Christmas nears, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is once again considering a ban on mall sales during weekdays as well as some adjustments in mall operating hours this holiday season.

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Several UK and US universities launching degrees in competitive multiplayer videogaming

LONDON — On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It's their introduction to the degree in esports they've all enrolled in.

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Fire hits Star City compound

Fire hits Star City compound

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Beliebers in Mourning Over Justin Bieber as He Weds Hailey Baldwin for the Second Time

It was an emotional day for the bride, the groom and the groom's legions of Beliebers as Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony and his fans took to social media to shed tears of congratulations for the new couple, and condolences for one another that Hailey was the Belieber he chose to marry.

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Adele, Beyoncé, Chris Martin will be in new OneRepublic song

Beyoncé and Adele have recorded a song together with the American band OneRepublic, their frontman Ryan Tedder said in an interview with radio station Z100 New York.

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“Pag umorder ka, panindigan mo,”

Less than a week after an alleged GrabFood bogus buyer went viral on social media, a restaurant owner in Antipolo City called out another anonymous Grab passenger for cancelling their order while the items were ready to be sent out. The restaurant owner was then prompted to directly send a message to the GrabFood passenger and told them that they sent back the payment to the rider and offered him to eat at his restaurant instead. “Pag umorder ka, panindigan mo,” Rodrigo Ang Escobar said. | via Hanah Tabios

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Di nagpabayad si Kuya! 😱❤️

We don’t deserve you, Kuya 😭 A freshman student from Centro Escolar University Makati took to social media to praise an Angkas driver who unexpectedly refused to accept her fare payment when she booked a ride going to school. In a Facebook post, International Hospitality Management student Aira Artugue said her driver, Jester Carillo, did not charge her for her trip to CEU in Esteban, Legazpi Village, Makati on Saturday morning despite several attempts to pay the rider. “As a college student na hirap na hirap na sa gastusin sa school, may mga ANGHEL talaga that are always willing to help,” Artugue said.

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“Tita na inlove sa isang millennial”

Si Yvette, 44 years old. Si Jessee naman, 28. Paano kung ang isang tita levels na, ma-in love sa isang… millennial? Ma-inspire sa kanilang love story sa video na ito! #KMJS

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SM: Forever 21 in Philippines 'unaffected' by bankruptcy filing

MANILA, Philippines — Bad news: Fashion retailer Forever 21 has declared that it has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States to reportedly restructure its business.

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Inconvenience not the goal of transport strike, MMDA spokesperson told

MANILA, Philippines— (Updated Oct. 1, 9:19 a.m.) Bagong Alyansang Makabayan secretary-general Renato Reyes on Monday criticized Metro Manila Development spokesperson Celine Pialago for saying the nationwide transport strike was “unsuccessful.”

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Romero moves to ban foreign players from collegiate leagues

MANILA, Philippines – House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero of 1Pacman Party list on Monday filed a bill seeking a ban on foreign student-athletes in college leagues in the Philippines.

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Kung kaya mong mag-tramsport strike ng isang taon baka sakali magtagumpay ka. One day? Try harder.

After branding Monday's transport strike as “unsuccessful”, MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago has called on Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes to “try harder”.

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Lacson wants punishment for children who abandon old parents

MANILA - Children who abandon their old and sick parents should be punished under the law, said Sen. Panfilo Lacson.

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LOOK: Kathryn kisses Daniel under Iceland's northern lights

MANILA -- Real-life sweethearts Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are obviously enjoying their trip to Iceland having witnessed the spectacular northern lights on their first day in the Nordic country.

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Dormitorio’s18 hours of hell at PMA

“Hindi ko na po talaga kaya (I can’t take it anymore).” This was Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio’s apparent appeal for mercy hours before he was declared dead after undergoing intense maltreatment at the hands of his upperclassmen.

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Mayor Isko to receive Gusi Peace Prize

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is one of 17 laureates who will receive the prestigious 2019 Gusi Peace Prize at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) next month.

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New P5, P20 coins to be released by Dec. - BSP

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is set to release a new P5 coin to make sure it is not confused with the P1 coin. According to the Philippine News Agency, BSP Monetary Board Bruce Tolentino said that aside from the new P5 coin, the country’s central bank will also release a new P20 coin to replace the P20 bill in circulation. Both the P5 and P20 coins will feature a new design which includes a wave design on its edge.

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Chickenpox, mumps, pertussis: Doctor warns of more disease outbreaks as vaccine rates plummet

MANILA - More diseases are expected to spread due to the country's plummeting immunization rate, an infectious disease doctor warned Thursday.

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WATCH: Jamming with a twist ba kamo? May entry riyan ang tatlong guro ng isang eskuwelahan sa Quezon City!

Unang bumanat si Teacher Zenny Benlot. Sumunod naman si Teacher Cams Ramilo. Pero save the best for last ika nga, kaya huling umawit si Teacher Mariflor Escala. 'Yun nga lang... 😂 Kuwento ni Teacher Mariflor, dahil stressed sa school, napagkatuwaan lang nilang gawin ang cover na ito. Kinagiliwan naman ito ng netizens kaya umabot na ito sa mahigit 100,000 shares sa social media! 📸: Mariflor Arandia Escala

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#OPPA😍

South Korean actor/oppa Park Seo Joon nasa Pinas na! ( 📸 @BCbench/ @benchtm Instagram)

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ADB REPORT MOST CONGESTED CITIES IN DEVELOPING ASIA

Across 278 cities with population greater than five million in developing Asia, Metro Manila was ranked as the most congested city, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank. The average citywide congestion was 1.24, which means on average 24% more time is needed to travel in peak hours than in off-peak hours. In Metro Manila, average congestion reached 1.5.

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PROPOSED PRICES OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS UNDER SIN TAX BILL

In an effort to curb alcohol addiction and raise funds for the Universal Health Care law, a proposed bill that seeks to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks, e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products is now underway. Here's the price impact of Senate bill 1074 on alcoholic beverages:

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Woman in China opens airplane emergency exit for ‘fresh air’

A woman in China caused a flight to be delayed after she opened an airplane emergency door for “fresh air” on Monday, Sept. 23.

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Calvin Abueva vows to keep his cool once cleared for PBA return

CALVIN Abueva vowed to keep his cool once given the chance to play again in the PBA. In his first interview since being suspended indefinitely for a clothesline hit on TNT import Terrence Jones, Abueva has promised to change his ways and learn from the incident that has left him in the freezer for over three months now.

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Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to play Super Bowl halftime show

LOS ANGELES, United States—Pop superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform together during the widely watched US Super Bowl halftime show in February, the singers and broadcaster Fox Sports said on Thursday.

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Cone adds Slaughter, Thompson, four other Ginebra players to SEA Games pool

BARANGAY Ginebra players will form part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the coming Southeast Asian Games.

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TNT import KJ McDaniels says advice from Terrence Jones led to PBA detour

KJ MCDANIELS put together an impressive debut in TNT’s lopsided win over Blackwater on Wednesday in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

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Sy siblings on top of Forbes PH richest list

MANILA, Philippines–The Sy siblings remain the wealthiest family in this part of the world, with a combined net worth of $17.2 billion coming from their market-leading property, banking and retailing businesses, based on Forbes magazine’s “2019 Forbes Philippines Rich.”

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PMA official on stopping hazing: ‘we did our best, but it wasn’t good enough’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — An official of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) on Wednesday admitted that they failed to fully implement the anti-hazing law that could have prevented the death of cadet 4th class Darwin Dormitorio and other trainees before him.

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No safety officer, first aid responders during budget hotel collapse—DOLE

MANILA, Philippines — There were no safety officers or first-aid respondents on site when a portion of a Sogo hotel branch under demolition in Manila collapsed, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported Wednesday.

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New law punishes bank hackers, ATM fraudsters with life imprisonment

MANILA, Philippines — Bank system hackers and ATM skimmers may now be slapped with life imprisonment after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a measure declaring the acts as a form of economic sabotage.

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#LechonFestival

Mayor Romulo Pecson of Magalang with Pampanga Hog Raiser's Association, Magalang Hog Raiser's Association, Provincial Veterinary Office, Swine Producers Association Inc. and PSAU-College of Veterinary Medicine. Assures the public that pork in Magalang is ASF-Free. #LechonFestival #ItsSafeToEatPork #ASFFree #MagalangIsOnTheRightSide

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'Downton Abbey' film reigns at North American box office

LOS ANGELES, USA – With aristocratic elan, Downton Abbey dismissed challenges from Brad Pitt's Ad Astra and Sylvester Stallone's Rambo: Last Blood to claim top box office spot in North America, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday, September 23.

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Doctor performs abortion on wrong patient

SEOUL — A pregnant woman here lost her child when a doctor performed an abortion after medical staff mixed up her medical chart with that of another patient.

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Murals of folklore lovers ‘Manda’, ‘Luyong’ brighten Shaw Blvd flyover

In a bid to promote the colorful history of the so-called Tiger City of the Philippines, young Filipino artists from the College of Fine Arts of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman have created legendary murals of folklore lovers ‘Manda and ‘Luyong’ at the pillars of the Shaw Boulevard flyover along EDSA that would greet passing motorists.

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LOONIE, 2 OTHERS, TEST POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA

FlipTop rapper Lonnie, two others, tested positive for marijuana according to Southern Police District. | via News5 /GarryDeLeon Traces of THC metabolites were found in the urine samples of Peroramas, David Ramos and Ivan Agustin. The three, however, tested negative for methamphetamine or shabu. Peroramas’ younger sister, Idyll Liza and driver Albert Alvarez tested negative for both dangerous drugs.

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NEW GILAS COACH

JUST IN: Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has announced that Tim Cone will coach Gilas Pilipinas in the upcoming SEA Games.

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UBENG PUTI

LOOK: As climate change continues to make it difficult for Filipino farmers to grow purple ube, the Religious of the Good Shepherd now offers white ube jams in lieu of the traditional purple-colored dessert. The Good Shepherd Convent said the new variant, made from white yam, "tastes just as good as the purple one." As the supply of purple yam continues to affect their production of the classic Baguio City pasalubong, Good Shepherd urged ube lovers to take action against climate change. "Now let’s all do our share in caring for the earth and calling for climate justice. And let’s do this not only because we love Ube Jam but because we #CareForOurCommonHome," Good Shepherd said.

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WAG MAG-POST! DepED, nagbabala laban sa pagpo-post sa social media ng school records ng mga estudyante.

Isa ka ba sa mga agad-agad na ipinopost sa social media ang achievement mo sa school? May paalala ngayon ang Department of Education na iwasan ang pagpo-post sa social media ng school records dahil maaaring kayong malagay sa panganib o kaya'y magamit ang inyong impormasyon sa masamang gawain.

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KEEP THE MARCOS AWAY FROM OUR STUDENTS

LOOK: Student leaders from the University of the Philippines and Mapua University signed a resolution today seeking to ban late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ wife and children from entering their campuses, saying the presence of the family “endangers students’ lives and freedoms.” | Via @MatthewINQ on Twitter

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INSPIRATIONAL STORY #1: #RamonAng started w/ his birthplace: Tondo

LOOK: San Miguel Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna distribute food during the launching of "Better World Tondo" along Road 10 in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday.

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The Department of Health announced on Thursday an outbreak of polio in the country.

A poliovirus case was confirmed on 16 September 2019 in a 3-year-old girl from Lanao del Sur. In addition, environmental samples from sewage in Manila and waterways in Davao were confirmed to contain the virus. Here's what you need to know about this re-emerging disease.

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Gardenia says man in viral video took bread from 'pulled out' stocks for disposal

MANILA – Gardenia Philippines on Friday said that the delivery personnel caught on camera tampering with a loaf of bread was dealing with stocks scheduled for disposal and not from fresh stocks for deliveries.

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DOH Confirms second polio case in Laguna

JUST IN: A second human case of polio was recorded in the country, the Department of Health confirmed on Friday.

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PMA cadet died due to hazing – PNP

MANILA (UPDATE) – A Philippine Military Academy cadet who died inside his barracks at Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City last Wednesday was a victim of hazing, the Philippine National Police confirmed Friday.

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Aaron Carter claims late sister raped him, calls brother Nick ‘serial rapist’ after getting restraining order

Aaron Carter has launched a Twitter tirade against his siblings after his older brother Nick Carter and twin sister Angel Carter filed a restraining order against him on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Lechon Festival in Angeles City

Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. of Angeles City and Mrs. Remy Canlas, President of Angeles City Public Market Meat Vendors Association, assures the public that pork in Angeles City Public Market is free from African Swine Fever.

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Tim Cone is top choice to coach Gilas Pilipinas in SEA Games

THE Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) leadership is eyeing multi-titled coach Tim Cone to call the shots for the Gilas Pilipinas team that will defend the basketball gold medal at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

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SMB import Dez Wells plays down Terrific 12 face-off vs Lance Stephenson

MACAO – Dezmine Wells has been nothing short of spectacular so far for San Miguel Beer in the East Asia League Terrific 12.

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Quezon City to cull more pigs as swine fever cases confirmed

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) — Quezon City is the third area in the country affected by African Swine Fever, with the local government citing confirmatory tests from the Department of Agriculture (DA).

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Rearrest of heinous crime convicts on hold

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) — The manhunt against released heinous crime convicts who failed to surrender was put on hold on Friday morning after the Department of Justice directed the police to temporarily stop the warrantless arrests.

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Polio epidemic: DOH confirms resurgence in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly two decades after the Philippines was declared polio-free, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Thursday the resurgence of polio in the country as it recently recorded its first case of the potentially deadly infectious disease in Lanao del Sur.

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PNP: No shoot-to-kill order vs convicts

MANILA, Philippines — There is no shoot-to-kill order to the police to force the surrender of the remaining heinous crime convicts who walked free under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

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Oil price spike after Saudi attack likely to hurt PH gains vs inflation

The country’s chief economist on Wednesday, Sept. 18, warned that a projected jump in global oil prices because of a sharp dip in production following an attack on Saudi Arabia was likely to hurt the Philippine government’s so far successful bid to tame inflation.

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Jimmy Alapag 'ready for challenge' if offered to be next Gilas coach

MACAU – Cage great Jimmy Alapag is ready to take on the challenge if given the chance to take on the coaching job of Gilas Pilipinas.

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Saudi attacks to affect Philippine deeply – DFA

MANILA, Philippines — The recent drone attacks on a huge oil facility of state-owned Aramco in Saudi Arabia will affect the Philippines “deeply,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said.

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Spain World Cup win, US woes blow Olympic basketball wide open

BEIJING, China – The Tokyo 2020 Olympics basketball suddenly looks wide open after reigning champions the United States suffered their worst FIBA World Cup finish, Spain triumphed, and Argentina surprised.

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Spain World Cup win, US woes blow Olympic basketball wide open

BEIJING, China – The Tokyo 2020 Olympics basketball suddenly looks wide open after reigning champions the United States suffered their worst FIBA World Cup finish, Spain triumphed, and Argentina surprised.

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Martial Law To Be Taught As New Subject At UP

Starting next semester, students at the University of the Philippines in Diliman may enroll in a general education subject that will tackle the language, literature and culture under the martial law in the Philippines.

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Angel Locsin skips ABS-CBN Ball 2019, donates directly to Bantay Bata

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Angel Locsin decided to skip the highly-anticipated ABS-CBN Ball this year, opting instead to "donate directly to Bantay Bata the amount that I’m supposed to spend in the ball."

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#ABSCBNBall2019: Who is your #BestDressed? (PHOTO GALLERY)

LOOK: Kapamilya stars shine at the #ABSCBNBall2019

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#WhatsNEWs: Here's to the #FilipinoFarmers!

Kapamilya actor Francis Magundayao wears a palay-inspired barong tagalog at the #ABSCBNBall2019 in a bid to raise awareness on the plight of Filipino rice farmers.

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Balikan ang ilang eksena sa pinakamaningning na gabi sa showbiz industry. #ABSCBNBall2019

Layon ng pagtitipon na makalikom ng pondo para sa mga batang tinutulungan sa pag-aaral ng Bantay Bata 163.

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Google Keyboard now has Baybayin and other indigenous Filipino scripts

Going old school Per PhilStar, Android users can now use four new indigenous Filipino writing systems on Google’s virtual keyboard (Gboard). The new scripts include Baybayin, Buhid, Tagbanwa, and Hanununo.

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This LizQuen photo on Instagram is now the most liked in the Philippines

Just few days ago, a LizQuen photo from the ABS-CBN Ball was hailed as the 2nd most liked Instagram photo in the country, following Anne Curtis' wedding photo, which was holding the record for first place.

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#WhatsNEWs w/ 🌺 Louise OnRADIO: Congrats to the newly-weds! 🎊

JUST IN: Baron Geisler pinakasalan na ang psychologist girlfriend na si Jamie Marie Evangelista. 📸 Jamie Marie Evangelista Showbiz Ngayon

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Bangkok is city with most international visitors in 2018 – report

NEW YORK, USA – Bangkok ranked first in 2018 for the 4th straight year as the city with the most international visitors, according to an annual report by Mastercard released Wednesday, September 4.

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KJ McDaniels, Lance Stephenson, Brandon Bass among ex-NBA players in Terrific 12

KJ McDaniels and Lance Stephenson are not the only imports with NBA pedigree who’s set to strut their stuff in the East Asia Super League-Terrific 12.

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CBC reunites with Belo, Jose as PBA approves Alaska-Blackwater trade

Cruz was shipped to the Elite following three years with the Aces, who picked up the former Far Eastern University standout during the 2016 special draft.

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Old Woman Sells Food at Php5 Per Pack, So Poor Students Can Have Something to Eat

Saan aabot ang Php5 mo? So, how far can your Php5 really go? For many, not much. It could not even buy a pack of food for lunch – but that’s in most places because there’s this store in Meycauayan, Bulacan where you can buy a lot of food with just Php5!

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Gilas Pilipinas falls big to Tunisia as outright Olympics dream dashed

MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas’ outright Olympic hopes have ended after losing big to Tunisia, 86-67, in the classification stage of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Friday at Wukesong Arena in Beijing.

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These kids look like they had a lot of fun!😍

LOOK: Around 400 persons with disability students from different schools in Baguio City participated in the annual olympics for PWD held at the Athletic Bowl on Thursday.

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"Never stop learning because life never stops teaching."

Boxing legend and Senator Manny Pacquiao shares a photo of his student ID from the University of Makati, where he is taking Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with specialization in Local Governance Administration.

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UAAPSeason82

Ricci Rivero DID. THAT. 🤯 #UAAPSeason82

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🛩️ MID-AIR EMERGENCY! 🛩️

Air Traffic Control: "Have you landed any aircraft before?" Max Sylvester: "No, I haven't ... this is my first lesson." This is the frightening moment a trainee pilot made an emergency landing at Perth's Jandakot Airport after his instructor passed out mid-flight 😲

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Can a man who feels he is a woman apply for maternity leave to be equal to biological women?

As the debate on SOGIE bill continues, Senate President Tito Sotto raises a question: Can a man who feels he is a woman apply for maternity leave to be equal to biological women?

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May they all just surrender like this guy! 🙏 #GCTALaw

Former inmate Nicanor Naz Pido surrenders to NCRPO Chief Guillermo Eleazar in Pasay City Police Headquarters on Thursday. He was freed under the good conduct time allowance law.

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‘Is this a joke?’ Vice Ganda asks Sotto who equates womanhood with reproduction

"There are people who pretend to be FEMINISTS to hide their being MISOGYNISTS.” Para kay Vice Ganda, hindi lang minaliit ni Senate President Tito Sotto ang konsepto ng pagiging transgender. Tinapakan din umano nito ang dignidad ng kababaihan. Basahin: http://bit.ly/310GR5g

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Labor department on Eddie Garcia's accident: GMA committed 3 violations

According to DOLE, the department has found that GMA and its contractors committed the following violations: failure to submit an incident report within 24 hours; no safety officer during the time of the taping and the accident; and inability to provide a first aid responder on the set. https://bit.ly/2lDPmDs

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50 CENTI'M NOT THE BAD GUY, PARIS JACKSON ...What About Your Dad's Accusers???

50 Cent and Paris Jackson are going head-to-head over his insinuation Chris Brown is better than Michael Jackson -- and now he's upped the ante with a graphic comment about Jackson's accusers.

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2 convicts in Chiong sisters' rape-slay surrender following early release

MANILA (UPDATE) - Two of three convicts in the 1997 rape-slay of sisters Jacqueline and Marijoy Chiong have surrendered to authorities following their early release last month, a justice official said Saturday.

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Woman, 73, gives birth to twins with 82-year-old husband

A 73-year-old woman from India on Thursday, Sept. 5, gave birth to twins, her very first children with her 82-year-old husband.

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#GiantLapuLapu anyone?🐟

LOOK: A gigantic Lapu-Lapu was spotted in Culasi, Antique early Saturday morning. (Photos courtesy of Che Calay)

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#SanaOil😬

Grabe naman sa sweetness ‘yan, Babajie! Haba talaga ng… hair mo sis! P.S. SANA ALL! #KMJS

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FIBA: Guiao apologizes to Pinoy fans after Gilas' disappointing World Cup

BEIJING -- Not an excuse, but an apology and an explanation. This was what Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao offered on Sunday night after the Philippines failed to win even a single game in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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DA: 14 of 20 blood samples positive for African swine fever

MANILA, Philippines — Fourteen out of 20 blood samples from sick pigs that eventually died in local piggeries tested positive for African swine fever, the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced Monday.

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Yeng Guiao resigns as Gilas Pilipinas head coach

MANILA, Philippines–Yeng Guiao on Wednesday stepped down as Gilas Pilipinas head coach just a day after the Philippine team returned from a disappointing Fiba World Cup campaign in China.

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One-way EDSA to create traffic 'disaster' says analyst

MANILA -- Transforming EDSA into a northbound highway will create record traffic jams rather than solve perennial gridlocks on the Philippine capital's main highway, an analyst said Friday.

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LOOK: Clean and green Binondo creek reflects clear blue skies

MANILA, Philippines – The once trash-strewn Estero de Binondo in Manila is now a picture of beauty and improvement with cleaner environs and waters largely due to the efforts of Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC).

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Ed Sheeran might take break as legal issues mount

Ed Sheeran announced on the last leg of his “Divide” tour on Monday, Aug. 26, that he might go on a hiatus.

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Best to stay clear of pirated copies... #HelloLoveGoodbye

Hello, Bus, Goodbye LOOK: A passenger bus was caught showing a pirated copy of blockbuster film "Hello, Love, Goodbye" during a raid by members of the Optical Media Board on Wednesday. (📸Photos courtesy of Louie Mhar Mabansag)

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Lawmaker pushes for anti-stealthing law

Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. (AKO Bicol) has filed House Bill 3957 or the anti-stealthing law that seeks to criminalize the non-consensual removal and intentional tearing of condoms while having sex.

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Are they fighting for what's RIGHT?

Members of the United Vendors Alliance hold placards during their protest rally in front of the Manila City Hall on Friday to condemn the continuous clearing operations.

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It’s final: No release for convicted mayor

President Duterte has directed the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the justice department to ensure that convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez would not walk from prison despite a law allowing the release of convicted prisoners for good behavior.

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‘Sana sinabi mo’ — Arci Muñoz sings before breaking down over breakup with BF

MANILA—Arci Muñoz was in tears as she asked for privacy in an interview aired hours after she revealed her breakup with businessman Anthony Ng.

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CALAMBA, LAGUNA, ACTUAL PLANE CRASH FOOTAGE.

UPDATE: A netizen was able to capture the actual crash of a medical evacuation aircraft at a resort in Calamba, Laguna around 3PM on Sunday. Nine individuals have been confirmed dead.

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3.3 Million pinoys suffer from depression

The Philippines has one of the highest cases of depression in Southeast Asia, affecting more than three million Filipinos, a lawmaker in the House of Representatives said.

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Convicts in Chiong sisters’ 1997 rape-slay released, Lacson says

MANILA, Philippines — Convicts in the rape-slay of the Chiong sisters were among those recently released from prison, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Friday.

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Runners in Chinese women’s team accused of being men

Two runners who snagged medals at a women’s relay in China are being accused of lying about their gender because of their appearance.

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WATCH: Largest oceanarium in the Philippines now open in Cebu

The country's largest oceanarium is now open. The 1.5-hectare Cebu Ocean Park, located in Cebu City, is home to various species of animals and insects.

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#SOGIEBill: Yay or Nay?

LOOK: Students and various religious groups gather in front of the Senate gate to protest against the passing of the SOGIE Equality bill on Tuesday.

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FIBA: Gilas rookies continue to impress in World Cup

FOSHAN -- The rookies of Gilas Pilipinas continue to give a good account of themselves in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, with CJ Perez in particular putting on a strong performance in their loss to Serbia on Monday night.

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Hope endures for Gilas as path to Olympics through Fiba Worlds remains open, for now

WITH the team already out of contention for the second round of the Fiba Basketball World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas is now hoping to qualify in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics through the tournament.

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PNP: No security threats to 2019 SEA Games

MANILA, Philippines — Saying he suspected corruption, President Duterte announced yesterday he had fired Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Nicanor Faeldon for disobeying his order to stop the release of convicts based on the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

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Duterte sacks Faeldon

JEFFREY Cariaso presided over Thursday’s practice on the same day it was announced that he is taking over the head coaching position of Alaska, replacing Alex Compton who dropped by to bid the team goodbye.

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Bride tells maid of honor to ‘wear anything,’ attends wedding in T-Rex costume

Weddings are almost always a joyous occasion for everyone involved. And whether you’re an integral part of the ceremony or you’re just attending for moral support, it is a celebration of love that is often described as sweet and memorable.

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American caught allegedly smuggling Filipino baby inside her carry-on luggage

An American national is being questioned at the National Bureau of Investigation after an infant was discovered inside her carry-on luggage this morning at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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Duterte: Convicts released under GCTA have 15 days to turn themselves in

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) — President Rodrigo Duterte has given a deadline for all convicts released under the controversial good conduct time allowances (GCTA) to turn themselves in.

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Nicki Minaj tweets that she’s retiring to ‘have my family’

LOS ANGELES – Is Nicki Minaj really hanging up the mic? The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.”

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Enough pork in PH

Vendors prepare pork products as prices go down at the Commonwealth Market in Quezon City on Thursday.

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Cariaso goes full circle as he coaches Alaska team that drafted him in 1995

JEFFREY Cariaso presided over Thursday’s practice on the same day it was announced that he is taking over the head coaching position of Alaska, replacing Alex Compton who dropped by to bid the team goodbye.

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Woman engaged to husband again after forgetting him due to brain injury

It seems like a story Nicholas Sparks would write, but this is the true love story of one couple from Canada.

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Duterte won't allow early release of 'ineligible' Antonio Sanchez – Palace

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) — President Rodrigo Duterte won't allow convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez to be released early from prison because he is not qualified to benefit from the law that shortens the jail sentence of inmates based on good behavior, Presidential Spokesperson Sal Panelo said on Friday.

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DBM: Civilian gov’t workers to enjoy yearly pay hike until 2022

MANILA, Philippines — Civilian government employees will enjoy yearly salary increases until 2022, or the last year of President Rodrigo Duterte in office, under the proposed Salary Standardization Law (SSL) 5, Acting Budget Secretary Wendel E. Avisado said Friday.

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#NoToSanchezRelease

FROM THE ARCHIVES: THE SANCHEZ TRIAL Snapshots from the grueling 16-month trial that convicted former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez and six of his henchmen for the rape-slay of Mary Eileen Sarmenta and the murder of her friend Allan Gomez in 1993.

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Out of date photos of Amazon fires in Brazil fuel online outrage

Photos purportedly showing fires devouring the Amazon in northern Brazil in recent weeks have flooded social media, but an AFP fact check Wednesday found most of the images are decades old or not even in the country.

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Nickelodeon brings SlimeFest in Asia

Are you ready for a slime party? American television network Nickelodeon is bringing SlimeFest, a multi-platform music and entertainment event for kids and families, to the Philippines on September 28, 2019. #SlimeFestAsia

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Julia Barretto said 'WALA AKONG INAHAS'

In an interview with ABS-CBN, actress Julia Barretto has finally spoken about the real score between her and Gerald Anderson.

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"We did it Mr. Stark!"

LOOK: Spider-Man actor Tom Holland hangs out with Robert Downey Jr. after Disney and Sony Pictures failed to reach a deal on future Spider-Man films. With the disagreement between the two studios, Spider-Man is set to leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (📸: @tomholland2013)

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'No girlfriend since birth' Vico Sotto accepting 'applicants'

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto admitted that he had no girlfriend since birth, but he joked that he is accepting “applicants.”

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Angelina Jolie fights back tears, as she drops off son at South Korean college

She's one of Hollywood's biggest names. But Angelina Jolie is just like any other mother when they're about to drop off their kids at college.

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'Hello, Love, Goodbye' hits P800 million mark

MANILA - Star Cinema's OFW drama "Hello, Love, Goodbye" starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards has earned P838,514,653.70 almost a month after it opened last July 31.

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Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new 'Star Wars' streaming TV series

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - Ewan McGregor will reprise his “Star Wars” role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday.

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Dwight Howard Is Coming Back To The Lakers And It’s Actually Perfect

If you love somebody, set them free. Because maybe their career will take a significant hit and then you get them back at a significant discount.

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PhilHealth eyes full automation by 2021

MANILA- Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) Corporation transactions may be fully automated by 2021, its president Ricardo Morales said Monday.

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Lawmakers push for no-homework policy

No more homework? In a bid to promote more quality time for family, rest and relaxation, two senior officials of the House of Representatives have filed separate yet related bills that aim to prohibit teachers from schools, both public and private, from giving their students take-home school activities. | via Delon Porcalla

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Don't give up, KIDDO❤️

LOOK: A netizen uploaded a photo of a grade school boy who fell asleep while studying in front of Lipa City Cathedral in Batangas. The uploader also shared that the boy sells Sampaguita in the area in order to support his needs.(Photos courtesy of Sha Lim Pua)

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'Hindi masamang tao ang anak ko': Gerald's mom defends son from bashers

MANILA - The mother of actor Gerald Anderson has broken her silence on the controversy involving her son and actresses Bea Alonzo and Julia Barretto.

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Vico Sotto: Stop treating gov’t officials like showbiz stars

Besieged by talk regarding his love life, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said government officials should not be treated like showbiz personalities.

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Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Missy Elliott bring girl power to Video Music Awards show

Taylor Swift picked up two awards, including video of the year, in a girl-powered start to the MTV Video Music Awards show on Monday, while rapper Cardi B won best hip-hop video and newcomer Lizzo celebrated big women.

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3 dead as passenger ferry catches fire

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) — Three people were killed in a passenger ferry fire early Wednesday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

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Left unsigned in NBA, Jeremy Lin set to play for Beijing Ducks in CBA

JEREMY Lin is moving closer to his parents’ home. The Taiwanese-American guard has agreed to suit up for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association after being left unsigned during the NBA offseason.

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Ashaolu leads NLEX past Phoenix in Kiefer Ravena's first PBA tuneup since return

NLEX defeated Phoenix Pulse, 114-77, on Wednesday in Pasig City in the Road Warriors’ first tune-up game with Kiefer Ravena playing for his mother ballclub.

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Chinese fishing vessel owner apologizes for Recto Bank incident

MANILA, Philippines — The owner of the Chinese ship that hit and sank a Filipino fishing boat near Recto Bank finally apologized to the 22 Filipino fishermen for the collision and “unintentional” mistake.

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Meralco rookie Trevis Jackson taken to hospital after horror fall in practice

ROOKIE guard Trevis Jackson added to Meralco’s injury woes when he hurt his back following a bad fall in practice on Wednesday.

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Over 80 QC barangays cleared of road obstructions — Belmonte

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Over 80 barangays in Quezon City (QC) have been cleared of obstruction on roads and sidewalks, QC Mayor Joy Belmonte said Friday.

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DOTr eyes elevated walkways, bike lanes on Edsa

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it was considering building elevated walkways and bike lanes on Edsa to help decongest the traffic-choked highway, following Senate majority floor leader Juan Miguel Zubiri’s promise to realign P1 billion in funds to the department for this purpose.

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#CatrionaCall😍

LOOK: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray paid a courtesy call to the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Saturday morning, August 17, 2019. 📷: NIÑO JESUS ORBETA / PDI

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Clark airport transition smooth as workers take separation pay

CLARK FREEPORT—No protests greeted the private consortium that began handling the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Clark International Airport (CRK) here on Friday (Aug. 16).

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PBA: San Miguel routs TNT to win Commissioner’s Cup title

Early in tournament, San Miguel Beer faced the unlikely prospect of taking an early vacation. Weeks later, with a new reinforcement and a local cast playing to its super-team billing, the Beermen are back in familiar territory and looking ahead to make history.

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Terrence Jones stoic as Arwind Santos reaches out to apologize

ARWIND Santos personally reached out to Terrence Jones to apologize before Game Six of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between San Miguel and TNT KaTropa on Friday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

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Gina Lopez dies at 65

MANILA—Filipino philanthropist and environmentalist Gina Lopez died on Monday due to multiple organ failure. She was 65.

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'Hello, Love, Goodbye' racks up P600 million

MANILA — "Hello, Love, Goodbye" has earned P603,015,830 since it opened last July 31, Star Cinema announced Saturday.

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#Viral: #Doggos driving thru!🐶

These very good doggos poke their heads out of a car window as a cashier hands over the receipt to a customer at a fast food drive-thru in Quezon City.

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Baguio City launches car-free Session Road on Sundays

BAGUIO CITY - The local government has banned cars from plying a part of Session Road every Sunday starting today to allow pedestrians to enjoy walking along the famous road.

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PBA: Terrence Jones accepts Arwind apology, says appreciates fans’ love

(UPDATE) Terrence Jones on Friday said he accepted Arwind Santos’ apology in the aftermath of Santos derogatory action in the previous game.

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"If only humanity could always be as happy as these children, there will always be peace and joy in this beautiful world." 🌍💕

LOOK: A photographer captured this group of young boys who were all smiles as they took a "groupfie" inside a fast food chain in Daanbantayan, Cebu.

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If given a chance to rename Lapu-Lapu fish, what name would you give it instead?

A member of the House of Representatives is seeking to rectify the “dishonorable use” of the name of Lapu-Lapu to a fish species by filing a bill that would “give justice” to the Filipino hero.

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#WhatsNEWs w/ 🌺Louise OnRADIO: Let's pray for peace in HK🙏

LOOK: Protesters gather in Victoria Park in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 18. Thousands of people streamed into the park for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. | 📷 AP

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#FPJ #80th🖤

LOOK: Senator Grace Poe, mother Susan Roces, son Brian, and supporters of Fernando Poe Jr. gather at his resting place at the Manila North Cemetery to celebrate his 80th birthday. | 📷 @khallareINQ/INQUIRER.net

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Coco Martin honors FPJ legacy at late icon's 80th birthday

Actor Coco Martin paid tribute to the inspiration and lasting contribution of the late movie icon Fernando Poe Jr. on the national artist's 80th birth anniversary Tuesday.

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'Matrix 4' announced with Keanu Reeves to return as Neo

Sci-fi franchise "The Matrix" will return for a fourth film with Keanu Reeves reprising his role as kung fu-kicking, shades-wearing hero Neo, studio Warner Bros said Tuesday.

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What the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Looks Like Without Spider-Man

Spider-Man is likely swinging out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony and Marvel Studios, which previously worked together to create the last two solo Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland, have reached an impasse in negotiations for future rights for the characters, according to a report fromVariety.

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FIBA World Cup: Guiao names six shoo-ins for 'Gilas 12'

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) — Philippine national men's basketball team head coach Yeng Guiao has revealed six of the 12 players who will represent the country in the upcoming FIBA World Cup.

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Jacinto eclipses swim mark

MANILA, Philippines — Teenage sensation Jerard Jacinto reset the national 100-meter backstroke mark in the seventh FINA World Juniors Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary Tuesday night.

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Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs’ masters

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

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The fires in the Amazon were likely set intentionally

The Amazon rainforest is burning at an unprecedented rate, and the fires are unlikely starting themselves. Rather they may be set by people in an attempt to clear land for cattle ranching.

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PBA: Arwind Santos apologizes for racial gesture vs. TNT import; fined ₱200K

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15)— San Miguel Beermen forward Arwind Santos on Thursday apologized for the monkey gesture he made towards TNT KaTropa’s import Terrence Jones during his team’s Game 5 victory in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

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House approves higher tax on liquor, e-cigarettes

The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening approved on second reading a bill that would raise the excise on alcoholic drinks effective Jan. 1, 2020, as well as on regular and electronic cigarettes.

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Moira Dela Torre reveals risk of going blind due to nose job gone wrong

Moira Dela Torre opened up on the difficulties she faced after undergoing a nose job gone wrong.

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Terrence Jones urges PBA to take 'swift, significant action' against Arwind taunt

TERRENCE Jones has called on the PBA for a “swift, significant action” against Arwind Santos for the monkey taunt the San Miguel forward made against him during Game Five of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

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Part of Boracay closes for cleanup after defecation reports

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - Authorities shuttered a portion of Boracay island on Wednesday for a 48- to 72-hour cleanup following reports that human waste had fouled its waters, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.

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Patience put to the test as Jones braces for intensified physicality in Game 2

TERRENCE Jones expects more physicality on defense as the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals series moves forward.

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MMDA again blames rising volume of vehicles for worsening Edsa traffic

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has blamed anew the record number of vehicles for the worsening traffic jam at Edsa.

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Tough final stretch for TNT, SMB as title series boils down to best-of-three

SAN Miguel tries to score consecutive wins over TNT, which looks to regain the edge as they the Beermen and KaTropa play Game Five of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals on Wednesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

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Trollano hopes to make Gilas roster a year after giving way to Clarkson

A STINT in the national team is something that TNT cager Don Trollano still eyes for, a year after nearly making it to Gilas Pilipinas final roster in an international competition.

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BREAKING: Duterte signs service charge bill

MANILA, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a bill that would allow workers in hotels, restaurants and other related establishments to receive 100 percent of the service charge collected from customers.

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No rematch as Pacquiao's legacy drives Mayweather 'bonkers'

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions president Sean Gibbons shared how the retired Floyd Mayweather is trying fuel rematch talks, but it always boils down to just "all talk."

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SOON: WORLD-CLASS AIRPORT ✈

LOOK: San Miguel Corporation's proposed design for the P734 billion New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project in Bulakan, Bulacan. The proposed new international airport will have four runways, with enough space to expand to six and will be capable of handling up to 100 million passengers per year. (📷 San Miguel Corporation)

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It's strong winds & 🌊 waves--not Chinese fishermen--this time around!

Strong winds and big waves caused a passenger boat to sink in the waters of Calbayog City on Monday. (Photos courtesy of Analyn Mendoza ) | via Miriam Desacada/The Freeman

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth split after less than year of marriage

LOS ANGELES — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have separated after less than a year of marriage.

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Pangulong Duterte Dumalo sa Birthday celebration ng Kapamilya host na si Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla

TINGNAN: Pumunta si Pangulong Duterte sa birthday celebration ng Kapamilya host na si Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla sa Makati nitong Biyernes, Agosto 9, 2019 (Photos from Palace)

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Gerald Anderson is now a reservist for the Philippine Army.

LOOK: Gerald Anderson shares photos of his experience being a scout ranger after taking a three-day Soldier’s Skills Orientation Training at Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan. He is now a reservist for the Philippine Army.

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K-pop superstars BTS to take 'long-term break'

SEOUL - K-pop superstars BTS will take a 'long-term break' from the music scene, their agency said Monday, after the boy band topped charts in the US and Britain earlier this year.

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John Lloyd Cruz reportedly got ‘too weird’ for Ellen Adarna

MANILA, Philippines — Sexy star Ellen Adarna has reportedly split up and fallen out of love with partner John Lloyd Cruz because he allegedly became “too weird” for her.

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“Bagong modus ng mga “Basag-Kotse”, Huli sa CCTV”

Huli sa CCTV ang pagnanakaw ng mga "basag-kotse" sa isang sasakyan sa Muntinlupa City. Ayon sa mga pulis, bago na ang modus ngayon ng mga kawatan.

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Huli sa video: Pulis, Tinutukan ng baril ang isang motorista.

Sinibak na sa puwesto ang isang pulis matapos makunan ng video na nanutok ng baril sa isang motorista sa Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.

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Man, 70, accidentally circumcised, given over P1.2M as compensation

A man was accidentally circumcised after nurses at the Leicester Royal Infirmary mixed up their notes.

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Patience put to the test as Jones braces for intensified physicality in Game 2

TERRENCE Jones expects more physicality on defense as the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals series moves forward.

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DOH declares national dengue epidemic

Faced with a “staggering” rate of infection placed at 5,100 cases per week, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday declared a national dengue epidemic that has so far claimed the lives of at least 622 people since January.

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Here’s Gretchen’s reaction to niece Julia’s ‘I refuse to be your victim’ message

MANILA—Gretchen Barretto on Tuesday appeared to mock Julia Barretto, accusing her niece of getting somebody else to pen her "I refuse to be your victim" letter to Bea Alonzo.

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Julia denies involvement in Gerald break-up, tells Bea: I refuse to be your victim

Julia Barretto broke her silence about the controversy surrounding the break-up of Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo.

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This 9-year-old has built more than 30 mobile games

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria's commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard.

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WATCH: Gerald Anderson clears Julia Barretto in breakup with Bea Alonzo

MANILA — (UPDATED) Actor Gerald Anderson has finally broken his silence on the end of his three-year relationship with actress Bea Alonzo, who earlier said he had not accorded her a formal breakup and only “started not talking to me.”

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#BabyZia 😍

LOOK: Celebrities gush over these adorable photos of Baby Zia, daughter of Kapuso couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes. | 📸 @marianrivera/Instagram

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Flights cancelled due to HK protests

MANILA, Philippines — The worsening unrest in Hong Kong has caused a slowdown in airport operations in the Chinese territory and prompted Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific and Cathay Pacific (CX) to cancel 17 flights yesterday to the region plagued by pro-democracy protests in the past weeks.

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Converge ICT President and CEO, Dennis Anthony Uy

Converge ICT President and CEO, Dennis Anthony Uy answers questions of members of the media. Q & A held at Cactus Jack Restaurant. #converge

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Days after El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, Amnesty International issues travel warning to US

After a weekend of mass shootings that left 31 dead, Amnesty International on Wednesday issued a travel warning for the U.S.

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Kris Aquino thanks Duterte for 'acknowledging' Marcos behind Ninoy's death

MANILA - Former TV host Kris Aquino on Saturday took to social media to thank President Rodrigo Duterte for "acknowledging" who was behind the murder of her father, former Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino.

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3 dead, 2 in critical condition, more than 20 missing as 3 motor bancas sink off Iloilo

Three passengers were killed, two remained in critical condition, and more than 20 went missing after three motor bancas sank Saturday morning in the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait due to strong monsoon winds.

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Trump nixes program that allows Pinoy vets to bring families to US

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said Friday the Trump administration is ending the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program, which allows veterans to bring family members to the US before their green cards are available.

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Kathryn Bernardo doesn't want Daniel Padilla as leading man for Julia Barretto

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Kathryn Bernardo does not see Julia Barretto as a suitable leading lady for on- and off-screen partner Daniel Padilla.

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#VIRAL: Little heroes in the rain☔️

Kids help a delivery man pass through a flooded section along Singalong Street in Malate, Manila on Friday.

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Proof-of-parking space bill

NO GARAGE, NO CAR Senator Win Gatchalian has called on President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the Proof-of-Parking Space bill to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila. The Department of Interior and Local Government has also expressed support to the proposed measure. Would you support this bill?

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WATCH: Paulo Avelino explains viral ‘ghosting’ remark amid Bea-Gerald controversy

MANILA — In the wake of Bea Alonzo’s revelation that her boyfriend of three years, Gerald Anderson, did not accord her a formal breakup and “just started not talking to me,” the word “ghosting” became a widespread trend among Filipinos on social media.

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Terrence Jones focused on TNT stint amid reports he's rejoining Houston Rockets

TERRENCE Jones’ focus is on TNT’s final push to win the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals despite a report that the KaTropa import will rejoin the Houston Rockets in the NBA.

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Brownlee concedes Best Import award to Jones after TNT conquest of Ginebra

NOT only was a PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals berth at stake in the best-of-five semifinals series between TnT Katropa and Barangay Ginebra.

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With suspension lifted, lotto draws to resume Wednesday, July 31, 2019 —PCSO

Lotto draws are set to resume Wednesday after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the lifting of the suspension on the popular government numbers game, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

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Jury finds Katy Perry copied Christian rap song

LOS ANGELES, USA — US singer Katy Perry copied the beat of her 2013 hit "Dark Horse" from a Christian rap song, a Los Angeles jury found Monday, July 29.

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Claudine Barretto tells Bea Alonzo: ‘You are loved’

MANILA — Claudine Barretto offered words of sympathy to fellow actress Bea Alonzo amid speculation that the latter had broken up with boyfriend Gerald Anderson.

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60-day deadline for mayors to clear roads starts

MANILA, Philippines — Time is ticking to clear the roads of all kinds of obstructions as the 60-day deadline given to local executives has started.

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Calvin Abueva, accused the cager of abuse

LOOK: Sam Abueva, wife of embattled PBA star Calvin Abueva, accused the cager of abuse and infidelity through a series of Instagram stories Sam also went live on Abueva's Instagram. Calvin has since denied the claims | via Luisa Morales

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YouTube needs 'new set of rules and laws' – executive

'YouTube has now grown to a big city...And just like in any big city, you need a new set of rules and laws and kind of regulatory regime," chief product officer Neal Mohan says in an interview

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Lakers Roster & Starting Lineup: LeBron James at PG Among 3 Options

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to enter the 2019-20 NBA season with plenty of talent and a few question marks. Fortunately, the bulk of their questions appear to be more focused on the roster and starting lineup construction.

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Nevada state athletic commission official score card of Pacman Thurman Fight

NUMBERS DON'T LIE Here's a look at how the judges scored the #PacquiaoThurman fight. | via ESPN5

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Boxing: Pacquiao outpoints Thurman, gains WBA welterweight belt

MANILA, Philippines – (2nd UPDATE) A first round knockdown set the tone for Manny Pacquiao as he out-pointed American boxer Keith Thurman in their highly anticipated WBA welterweight showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).

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Recto bill seeks no expiration on Birth Certificates

'NO EXPIRY' BIRTH CERTIFICATES Senator Ralph Recto on Saturday filed a bill on the lifetime validity of birth certificates issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Under the bill, Recto wants government agencies to stop requiring applicants to present a new or recently-issued birth certificate.

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Prince Charles to Pinay nurse who saved lives in London attack: ‘You did a great job’

The Filipina nurse awarded the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) said she found it hard to believe that she received the recognition.

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SONA 2019

The president expressed his exhaustion: talagang gusto ko na ring mag resign. I'm not happy anymore. #SONA2019 #DuterteMidterm

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Philip Salvador has a message to critics of the president

Duterte supporter actor Philip Salvador has a message to the critics of the President: "Mamatay kayong lahat!"

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Bea posts cryptic message; 'Julia', 'Gerald' trend

MANILA - Speculations abound on social media after actress Bea Alonzo posted a cryptic message on Sunday.

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WATCH: Catriona Gray, Chavit Singson 'Galawang Chavit' video goes viral

MANILA, Philippines — A video of politician Chavit Singson with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray in the waiting room of Manny Pacquiao in MGM Grand Garden Arena has been the talk of the town in different social media sites.

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Disney's 'Lion King' roars as James Cameron salutes new 'Avengers' record

LOS ANGELES, USA — The Lion King roared to a huge $191.8 million opening weekend in North American theaters, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Monday, July 22 consolidating Disney's record-breaking reign at the box office.

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Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead MTV VMA nominations

(CNN) — Ladies rule the 2019 Video Music Award nominations, with Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading this year's list of contenders for the annual MTV award show at 10 nominations each.

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Gritty Blackwater drags Rain or Shine into a do-or-die Game Three

BLACKWATER defiantly held its ground against Rain or Shine, holding on for a 100-96 victory on Tuesday night to stave off elimination in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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San Miguel, Alaska look to complete upset over top two seeds

SAN Miguel and Alaska look to complete the upset on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

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DFA to accept postal ID for passport applications starting August 1

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that starting August 1, 2019, it would be recognizing the postal ID issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) as a valid government-issued ID for passport applications.

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Isko’s first 2 laws: P500 cash aid for students, elderly, solo parents, PWDs

MANILA, Philippines—Manila Mayor Isko Moreno signed on Thursday (July 25) his first two city ordinances granting a P500 monthly cash aid for Grade 12 students in all public schools in the city, persons with disability (PWD), solo parents and senior citizens.

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Moreno to fastfood chains: Accept seniors, PWDs as work crew

MANILA, Philippines — All fastfood chains in Manila are now encouraged to employ senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) who are wanting to apply as crew in their restaurants.

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Wondering what's keeping Kelly Williams from playing for TNT?

WONDERING why Kelly Williams hasn’t been playing for quite a while? Williams bared he has decided to take some time off as he is nursing a back injury that has been bothering him since May.

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Bea spills real deal with Gerald: ‘He just started not talking to me’

MANILA, Philippines — Actress Bea Alonzo finally bared the real deal between her and boyfriend Gerald Anderson days after her cryptic post fueled breakup speculations.

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Duterte declares lotto, other PCSO games illegal

MANILA (3rd UPDATE)—President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday night ordered the suspension of operations of all gaming schemes granted by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) due to "massive corruption."

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Did Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, and Loisa Andalio unfollow Julia Barretto on Instagram?

Netizens were quick to notice that Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, ang Loisa Andalio were no longer following Julia Barretto on Instagram. This is amid the controversy involving Julia who has been accused of being the reason behind Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson’s rumored relationship troubles.

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Apple Reveals 20 Of 59 Great New Emoji Including One You’re Going To Use Non-Stop

Another World Emoji Day has just rolled around and as usual, Apple has previewed some of the new emoji it has scheduled to go live later in the year.

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Jeep Wrangler 4x4 successfully waded through an almost chest-deep flood in Marulas, Valenzuela

Stranded motorists and passersby cheer after a Jeep Wrangler 4x4 successfully waded through an almost chest-deep flood in Marulas, Valenzuela last Friday. (Video courtesy of Paul John Solomon)

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Who’s excited for this? #New Clark City #SeaGames2019

LOOK: Aerial shots of the sports complex at the New Clark City in Tarlac taken on Friday. It is expected to be fully finished before October, a month before the start of the 2019 SEA Games hosted by the Philippines.

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Should Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas release a coin version of the P20 bill?

Do you agree with the plan of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to launch a coin version of the P20 banknote?

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Si Jane De Leon na ang bagong gaganap na Darna!

Napili na ang aktres na gaganap bilang "Darna". Siya ay walang iba kundi si Jane de Leon, na huling napanood sa teleseryeng "Halik."

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Viral App FaceApp Now Owns Access To More Than 150 Million People's Faces And Names

Everyone's seen them: friends posting pictures of themselves now, and years in the future.

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SBP moving to secure PH passport for Terrence Jones' Fil-Am son

TERRENCE Jones said the presence of his son Ajani gave him added motivation to continue leading TNT this 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

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Compton braces for Brownlee-playalike Delroy James in Alaska-Meralco playoff

FACING Meralco in a do-or-die encounter for the last quarterfinals berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup is an entirely different ballgame for Alaska.

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PCW on ‘Ang Probinsyano’ rape scene: ‘Rape is not a laughing matter’

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has reminded that rape is a crime and not a laughing matter after the “Ang Probinsyano” television drama series aired an episode showing two female police officers being raped by criminals.

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Mighty needs two wins out of three to regain Jones Cup, but sweep will be sweet

AFTER a much-needed two-day rest, Mighty Sports-Go For Gold Philippines resumes its impressive run in the 2019 Jones Cup in Changhua, Taiwan with a game against Indonesia on Friday.

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Ben Simmons makes u-turn, set to skip World Cup to focus on 76ers

MELBOURNE, Australia — Ben Simmons' new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won't play for the Boomers at the World Cup.

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Fine PBA play attracts NBA offers, but Terrence Jones committed to TNT for now

MORE than his scoring, Terrence Jones’ other facets of his game as well as his leadership have been one of the reasons for TNT’s superb play, according to teammates.

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Erap, ipinaliwanag kung bakit 'di niya pinaalis noon ang mga illegal vendor sa Maynila

Ipinaliwanag ni dating Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada kung bakit hindi niya pinaalis sa panahon ng kaniyang termino ang mga illegal vendor sa lungsod na ginagawa ngayon ng pumalit sa kaniya na si Mayor Isko Moreno.

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Clearing operations at the Manila City Hall Underpass

LOOK: Clearing operations at the Manila City Hall Underpass today July 15. 📷Manila Public Information Office

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Rollin’ like a #Rockstar! #Isko

LOOK: Manila Mayor Isko Moreno shows the trees behind the Bonifacio Shrine are now decorated with capiz lanterns during a surprise inspection early Sunday.

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Duterte signs student fare discount law

GOOD NEWS! President Duterte has signed into law a bill institutionalizing 20 percent student fare discounts from Monday to Sunday, including weekends and holidays, for all modes of transportation such as jeepneys, buses, trains, taxis, ships and aircrafts, among others.

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Palawan ranks 2nd best island in the world, cebu 7th in asia

Palawan placed 2nd Best Island in the World while Cebu ranked 7th among Top 10 islands in Asia, according to New York-based magazine Travel + Leisure in its annual World’s Best Awards survey.

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Cockroaches are becoming immune to insecticides. Have a great day.

(CNN)If it's not the heat death of the Earth that consumes us; if we are not snuffed out by blight, famine and the volatile hubris of mankind, it's only a matter of time before the cockroaches rise up and conquer us all. They are growing stronger.

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Amazon founder Bezos' divorce final with $38-billion settlement

Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos' divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalized by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon stock, Bloomberg reported.

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Terry Crews Says White Chicks Sequel Is in the Works: Shawn Wayans Confirmed 'We're Doing It'

Fans of the 2004 comedy White Chicks can rejoice as a sequel to the Wayans brothers’ film appears to be in the works.

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DOTr promotes PUV modernization in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) modernization caravan made a stop at SM City Pampanga on Friday, July 5, in a bid to promote the campaign of modernizing the transport sector here.

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Kawhi Leonard, Paul George to join forces with Clippers, whose multi-year plan comes together in stunning fashion

There are Twitter bombs, and there's this, from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports at just short of 2 a.m. ET on Saturday morning:

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Philippines finally wins, beats China Fiba U19 World Cup

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines finally scored a win in the 2019 Fiba Under 19 Basketball World Cup, stunning 14th-ranked China, 86-72, in the classification stage Saturday at Heraklion University Hall in Greece.

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Lacson to Isko Moreno: Don’t go astray, elude dirty politics

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Ping Lacson on Sunday said that he is hopeful that Manila Mayor Isko Moreno would sustain his good performance and not be eventually “eaten” up dirty politics.

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Gary Valenciano, Announcing he is now cancer free

"God is good," a grateful, cancer-free Gary V said as he announced on social media his good news.

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Robin Padilla is next celebrity to join the Army reserve

MANILA, Philippines — It seems that actor Robin Padilla is following the footsteps of his fellow celebrity Matteo Guidicelli to join the Philippine Army’s reserve force.

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Alan Cayetano is House speaker

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has spoken. It’s Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano that he wants to sit as speaker of the House of Representatives at the opening of the 18th Congress on July 22.

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Novak Djokovic dominates overmatched Ugo Humbert in three quick sets

Humbert's dream Wimbledon run came to an end against a rock-solid Djokovic, who committed just 14 unforced errors.

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LOOK: No more vendors at Plaza Miranda

MANILA, Philippines — Barely a week holding office at the Manila City Hall, Mayor Isko Moreno has managed to keep illegal vendors out of Plaza Miranda in Quiapo.

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Panelo considers Amal Clooney his ‘match’

MANILA, Philippines — “They are just looking for someone to be my match.”

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Coach Louie Alas wants son Kevin and Selina to get married asap

WELCOME to the family. Phoenix coach Louie Alas shared how happy he and his family are about the engagement of his son, Kevin, to his girlfriend Selina Dagdag.

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7 sasakyan nagkarambola sa NLEX; Bus nahulog sa tulay

MAYNILA (UPDATE) - Nahulog ang isang pampasaherong bus sa tulay ng NLEX matapos magkarambola ang 7 sasakyan malapit sa San Fernando Exit northbound nitong Huwebes ng umaga.

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Isko Moreno to file charges vs negligent City Hall employees

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said Tuesday he will file criminal and administrative charges against current and former employees of the City Hall found to be negligent at work.

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Wedding bells are ringing! for Angel Locsin and Neil Arce

LOOK: Angel Locsin and Neil Arce are now officially engaged. Congratulations! <3 ( @therealangellocsin/IG)

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Vico Sotto takes his oath of office, officially becoming mayor of Pasig.

LOOK: Vico Sotto takes his oath of office, officially becoming mayor of Pasig. The one-term councilor, initially seen as a longshot, ran an issues-based campaign that attempted to defy the country’s political norms. His core promise was making government more accountable. | @MatthewINQ

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TINGNAN: Samboy Lim dumalo sa graduation ng anak na summa cum laude sa UP

Nagtapos na summa cum laude si Jamie Christine Berberabe Lim sa kursong BS Mathematics sa University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman.

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ILOILO CITY—A street in Jaro, Iloilo City has turned into an outdoor gallery featuring the paintings of a local artist.

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‘The best is still to come,’ Palace says on Duterte’s 3rd year

MANILA, Philippines — As President Rodrigo Duterte ends his third year as in office, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo has a message to Filipinos: “The best is still to come.”

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Taylor Swift 'sad and grossed out' by sale of music to Scooter Braun

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Protests escalate as Hong Kong marks handover to China

HONG KONG — Combative protesters tried to break into the Hong Kong legislature Monday as a crowd of thousands were marching in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China.

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno called out the administration of the University of the East Manila on Monday after he received reports that the school only suspended classes up to Grade 12.

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Senate President Tito Sotto has filed a bill of 14th month pay

Senate President Tito Sotto has filed a bill requiring employers in the private sector to give their employees 14th month pay aside from the 13th month pay mandated by law.

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‘Foodie call’: Some women go on dates for free meals, not a relationship, says study

A new study by researchers at Azusa Pacific University and the University of California Merced set out to investigate a new trend in dating, the “foodie call,” which is when someone sets up a date not because they are romantically interested in the person, but because they want to receive a free dinner.

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President Trump becomes 1st president to step inside North Korea ahead of meeting with Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to step into North Korea Sunday, reaching across the demarcation line to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and then, at Kim's invitation, stepping across the border and into North Korea -- in a historic moment Trump called "a great honor."

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Moreno: I was offered P5M daily to stop drive vs vendors

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said he was offered bribes ranging from P5 million a day to P1.8 billion a year to drop his promise to get vendors out of the main roads of the national capital.

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Serena Williams, Andy Murray to play mixed doubles together at Wimbledon

(CNN)The Serena Williams-Andy Murray mixed-doubles partnership at Wimbledon is a match made in tennis heaven.

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Lakers add another shooter, agree to one-year deal with Jared Dudley

VETERAN forward Jared Dudley has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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TNT looks to stay in first place as KaTropa face RoS Elasto Painters

TNT resumes its drive to grab the top spot in the playoffs when it faces Rain or Shine on Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

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Supporters suffer from food poisoning at Imelda Marcos' birthday party

MANILA, Philippines (5th UPDATE) – More than 200 people reportedly suffered from food poisoning during the birthday party of former first lady Imelda Marcos on Wednesday, July 3, police said.

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Kadenang Ginto Meme about Daniela Mondragon

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NorthPort benefits from late goal-tending call to nose out Columbian

NORTHPORT benefited from a late goal-tending call to escape with a 110-108 win over a fighting Columbian side on Wednesday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

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BTS Lead The 10 Bestselling Physical Albums In The U.S. This Year

Album sales have fallen off a cliff over the past decade, and now even the biggest names in the music industry only sell a fraction of the number they used to. While many fans now opt to stream instead of purchase, those who do open their wallets for their favorite collections tend to buy something physical, whether it be a CD, a vinyl record, or perhaps even a cassette, which have come back into style...at least for some.

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LeBron to give Davis his No. 23 with Lakers

LeBron James is giving the number he's worn most of his career to Anthony Davis, who is set to officially become a member of the Lakers soon, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday, citing league sources.

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Free LRT 2, MRT, PNR rides for students starting July 1

(UPDATED) Students need only to show their school IDs to get free rides during specific hours on weekdays, except holidays

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Reports: Kevin Durant declines option for 2019-20 season

One of the biggest fish in the 2019 free-agent pond is reportedly opting out of his deal.

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Matteo Guidicelli completes Scout Ranger orientation course with special awards

BULACAN, Philippines — Actor-athlete Matteo Guidicelli has completed his month-long Leadership Development and Scout Ranger Orientation Course on Thursday.

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Alanis Morissette on postpartum depression: ‘Everything feels heavy’

Singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette kept it real when she recently opened up on pregnancy and postpartum depression.

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'Walang Forever' trends on Twitter after news of #SongSongCouple divorce breaks

Pinoys were heartbroken when favorite Korean (ex) couple Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo filed for divorce.

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ANDERSON RISES, NADAL FALLS IN CONTROVERSIAL WIMBLEDON SEEDINGS

The South African jumped four spots and Roger Federer overtook Nadal for the No. 2 seed thanks to the tournament's unique grass-court formula.

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93-year-old woman’s wish to be arrested so she can ‘feel naughty’ is granted

A grandmother who has “never done anything bad in her life” was arrested by police last Saturday, June 22, to fulfill her request.

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Gilas had no inkling Greek teen it played against at 2014 World Cup a future NBA MVP

NOPE. That was the emphatic response of former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes when asked if he expected a lean Greek teenager the Filipinos played back in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Seville, Spain to become the MVP of the NBA one day.

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Drivers told: Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and not on your lover

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday reminded motorists traveling with their lovers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel to avoid an accident.

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Employee fired for replying with ‘OK’ emoji in chat with boss

An employee in China was fired after her boss took offense at being replied to with an emoji of a hand doing the “OK” sign.

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Beauty queen April Love Jordan passed away at the age of 31 on June 21

Miss World Philippines 2012 3rd Princess April Love Jordan died at the age 31 on Friday, June 21, 2019.

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Bongga, kilig, pandesal enter Oxford dictionary

MANILA, Philippines — The third and current edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) sees the addition of a number of words originating from the Philippines like bongga, despedida, gimmick, halo-halo, kikay kit, kilig, overseas Filipino worker or OFW, pandesal and trapo, also expanding the meanings of some existing English words.

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Residents of Compostela, Cebu recover and bury a 13.9-foot oar fish

Residents of Compostela, Cebu recover and bury a 13.9-foot oar fish known locally as "liwit" that was washed ashore in Barangay Poblacion Monday. It is believed that the fish is a sign of bad luck as it reportedly surfaces only when there is a disaster or calamity coming. (Photos from Compostela Mdrrm) | viaThe Freeman

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The Philippine Army gave the late veteran actor and director Eddie Garcia

The Philippine Army gave the late veteran actor and director Eddie Garcia military honors during his wake at the Heritage Park in Taguig City Sunday for his service to the country during World War II. Garcia was a member of the Philippine Scout troops deployed in Okinawa, Japan with the US Army.

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Lightning kills 2 men playing mobile games on a mountain

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) — Two men died after being struck by lightning while playing online mobile games on a mountain in Camarines Norte Saturday afternoon.

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LGBT couples attend a mass wedding

LGBT couples attend a mass wedding in Quezon City on Sunday (June 23, 2019).

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PNP-HPG chief: Cubao to Makati in 5 minutes possible

MANILA, Philippines – Travel time from Cubao, Quezon City to Makati City in five minutes is possible as promised by President Rodrigo Duterte, the director of the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) said Monday.

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Duterte on impeachment proponents: I’ll jail them all

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to send to jail those who would file an impeachment case against him over his alleged failure to protect the country’s territory, especially its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), from Chinese aggression in the West Philippine Sea.

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Sotto smells something fishy in PH Sea: ‘Fish could be from China’

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III added that “exclusive types” of fish found only in China may have also been seen in Philippine waters because of migration. #WestPHSea

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Thai superstar Yaya Sperbund arrives in the Philippines

LOOK: Thai superstar Yaya Sperbund arrives in the Philippines on Thursday to promote her country among Filipinos and to meet her fans in an event slated on June 15 at the Ayala Mall Circuit in Makati City.

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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Festival City Mall lit up with Philippine icons on Independence Day

MANILA, Philippines —Members of the Filipino community in United Arab Emirates erupted in cheers as the world’s tallest skyscraper and the Dubai Festival City Mall

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Filipino mom finds son’s condoms, chops them up to teach him a lesson

As everyone already knows, the center of Philippine culture will always be family. So, it’s not surprising that many Filipino parents tend to become (a little too) overprotective of their children, especially when it comes to sensitive topics like sex and relationships.

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Crying can help you lose weight and the best time is between 7 and 10 pm, study shows

If you want to lose weight while at the same time, easily gets teared up when watching sad movies, this is good news for you. Apparently, emotional crying can help you lose weight!

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NASA to Open International Space Station to Tourists From 2020

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

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23 graduates of University of Eastern Philippines were given first aid

LOOK: Around 23 graduates of University of Eastern Philippines were given first aid after experiencing dizziness due to too much exposure to heat

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Do not allow a little maritime accident, intentional, to go to war.

President Duterte told the Philippine Navy to stay out trouble in the wake of a “collision” between a Chinese fishing vessel and a Filipino boat in Recto Bank in Palawan, which he described as a "little maritime accident".

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Trump says US will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said on Monday that US authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

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Stanley Pringle starts work with Ginebra a day after trade from Northport

STANLEY Pringle attended his first practice with Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday, a day after being traded by Northport.

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Sol Mercado emotional as he formally bids Ginebra goodbye

SOL Mercado formally said goodbye to Barangay Ginebra just before the team held its practice on Wednesday.

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Jarencio sticks to positives as he reunites with former UST wards Cruz, Ferrer

THE trade between NorthPort and Barangay Ginebra set up a reunion between Batang Pier coach Pido Jarencio and former University of Santo Tomas players Jervy Cruz and Kevin Ferrer.

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STANLEY Pringle's arrival just magnified an already big bullseye on Ginebra's backs.

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BREAKING: Eddie Garcia passes away

MANILA, Philippines — Veteran actor Eddie Garcia passed away Thursday afternoon at the Makati Medical Center. He was 90 years old.

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Steven Adams named to New Zealand’s player pool for Basketball World Cup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams has been named to New Zealand's provisional squad for the basketball World Cup but is not expected to play because of long-standing feud with Basketball New Zealand.

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Kevin Durant undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles tendon

OAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant confirmed what everyone most feared: He underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon.

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House freezes ABS-CBN franchise bill, firm takes movies to China market

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has frozen the bill, which seeks to renew the legislative franchise of broadcasting giant ABS-CBN Corp. The franchise expires in nine months or on March 20, 2020.

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Eddie Garcia might be taken off life support

MANILA, Philippines — More than 96 hours after the accident on the Tondo set of a GMA 7 soap last Saturday noon, Eddie Garcia has remained comatose and is dramatically deteriorating even if he has been on life support machine at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Makati Medical Center (MCC) where he was transferred early Sunday morning from the Mary Johnston Hospital.

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Jayjay Helterbrand-Gerald Anderson team-up boosts Imus, MPBL fanbase

THE Imus Bandera are thrilled to have the partnership of Jayjay Helterbrand and Gerald Anderson for the coming Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakandula Cup.

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TORONTO — Kevin Durant's comeback game for the Golden State Warriors did not last long.

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Gov’t to test national ID system starting September

MANILA- The government will pilot test the national ID system from September to December this year, Malacañang said Tuesday.

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“Nasasayangan ako” VICKIE RUSHTON ON BB. PILIPINAS 2019 PAGEANT

Nanghihinayang ang dating Pinoy Big Brother housemate na si Vickie Rushton sa naging performance niya sa nakaraang Binibining Pilipinas 2019 pageant.

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'Ganda ng suot, pinaghawak ng mic!' Vice Ganda spoofs Anne's trending Binibining Pilipinas moment

MANILA — "Ang ganda ng suot ni Anne Curtis, pinaghawak ng mic!" That's how Vice Ganda summarized an unexpected source of humor during the Binibining Pilipinas pageant Sunday night, as he teased Curtis over the trending moment that saw her holding up a microphone for a candidate for the entire duration of her Q&A turn. (See the 5:42 mark in the video below.)

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Chris Evans Slams "Homophobic" Men Planning Straight Pride Parade

After news broke that a group in Boston is trying to host a "Straight Pride" Parade, Chris Evans took to Twitter to slam the event and its organizers.

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Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by Washington.

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Duterte orders arrest of WellMed owner, mulls PhilHealth overhaul

MANILA, Philippines — Alarmed by the huge losses by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) due to fraudulent claims, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered early on Saturday the arrest of the owners of a private dialysis clinic in Quezon City at the center of an alleged scam and indicated he would overhaul the state health insurance company to make it more accountable.

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Cebu's Gazini Ganados to represent PH in Miss Universe 2019

MANILA – Model Gazini Ganados from Talisay, Cebu will represent the Philippines in this year's Miss Universe pageant. Ganados was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum early Monday.

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Break up with Enrique? Liza reacts to split rumors

Liza Soberano has denied breaking up with boyfriend and love team partner Enrique Gil, a rumor that began while she was taking a break from the spotlight to undergo surgery for her injured finger.

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Arroyo on ABS-CBN franchise: ‘Our sessions are over’

MANILA, Philippines — “Our sessions are over.” That was what Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Thursday when asked about the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN Corp., which will expire on March 2020.

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Heroes aplenty as Raptors resolute on the road to dethrone Warriors

THE Toronto Raptors rose to the occasion on the road, dethroning the Golden State Warriors with a 114-110 Game Six victory in the last game at the Oracle Arena on Friday, Manila time.

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Philippines will have longest day of the year on June 21 — Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will experience its longest day of the year on June 21, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

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11-Year-Old Iranian Girl Gets the Highest Mensa IQ Score, Beating Einstein, Hawking

An 11-year-old Iranian high school student in the United Kingdom is making headlines for getting a remarkable result on her Mensa IQ test that even surpasses those of great thinkers such as Albert Einstein and the late Professor Stephen Hawking.

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Rihanna declared world's richest female musician

NEW YORK - Singer, makeup entrepreneur, lingerie designer and now the first black woman to head a top luxury fashion house -- Rihanna has racked up a $600 million fortune to become the world's richest female musician, Forbes said Tuesday.

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Miley Cyrus Speaks Out After She's Forcibly Grabbed and Kissed by Man in Barcelona

Miley Cyrus has a message after a scary incident over the weekend while she was in Barcelona, Spain.

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PBA explains decision to suspend Calvin Abueva indefinitely

THE PBA admitted it had enough of Calvin Abueva’s behavior over the past two games, forcing the league to penalize the Phoenix Pulse player with an indefinite suspension.

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PBA suspends referee who missed call on Jones' hit against Abueva

ANOTHER case of ‘what if.’ The incident between Calvin Abueva and Terrence Jones would have not escalated into a more serious situation had game officials made an earlier call against the TnT Katropa import for his hit on the groin of the Phoenix Fuel forward.

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Higher tax on tobacco? Smokers seem undaunted

MANILA, Philippines — Pedicab driver Rodolfo Valdes says it will be hard for him to quit smoking even if the government imposes a higher tax on cigarettes over the next few years.

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Women use internet more than men in the Philippines — SWS

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino women use the internet more than men, according to a latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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Raptors take control early and hold on to beat Warriors in Game Three

THE Toronto Raptors regained control of the NBA Finals, taking the lead early and holding off the Golden State Warriors for a 123-109 win in Game Three on Wednesday in Oakland (Thursday, Manila time).

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COA to CHR: Stop repairing old vehicles, buy new ones

MANILA, Philippines — Stop repairing decades-old service vehicles. Use newly purchased cars.

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSEPICALLY TROLL DRAKE ...Warming Up To Pusha T Diss Track!!!

The Golden State Warriors are taking their beef with Drake to new levels, and hitting back where it hurts ... Pusha T.

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Isaiah Thomas says he'll beat Abueva ass over Jones spat. Fans react

IT didn't take long for Calvin Abueva's spat with former NBA player Terrence Jones to go viral, which was understandable after top US sports websites carried videos of the fight on their social media pages.

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Warriors part-owner banned for one year after shoving Raptors' Kyle Lowry

The NBA has banned Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens for one season in addition to fining him $500,000 after shoving and repeatedly cursing at Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry while seated courtside for Game 3 of the NBA finals.

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DOH: Be cautious against toxic school supplies

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has advised the public, especially parents and guardians, to be mindful in buying school supplies for their children because some of them could be tainted with toxic materials.

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Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' casts a powerful box office spell

LOS ANGELES, USA – Aladdin apparently still has the old magic, as the new Disney film took in an estimated $86.1 million in the Friday-to-Sunday period in North America to lead all box-office offerings, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported.

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‘Pakisauli po ang milyones’: Netizens burn Lani Mercado Revilla over GMRC tweet

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos online fired back at Lani Mercado Revilla after she invoked "GMRC" or Good Manners and Right Conduct in a tweet, saying people commenting on issues involving her husband didn't need to be mean.

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Para kay Pash, siya raw ay puro “tabs.”

Para kay Pash, siya raw ay puro “tabs.” Kaya hindi niya akalaing mai-in love sa kanya si Ayem na mayroon namang… abs! Kiligin sa kanilang love story sa video na ito! #KMJS

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VILLAR STILL THE RICHEST SENATOR IN 2018

Senator Cynthia Villar remains the “richest” senator with a net worth of P3.72 billion while Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is still the “poorest” with P7.53 million net worth based on their 2018 SALNs. | via Paolo Romero, Cecille Suerte Felipe

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GRAND LOTTO 6/55, MAY 27, 2019

Congratulations! One lucky bettor won the Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot prize of ₱210,795,849.60 on Monday.

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House OKs bill providing free dialysis treatment to indigent patients

MANILA - The House of Representatives approved Monday on third and final reading a measure that provides a comprehensive renal replacement therapy for patients with end stage renal disease.

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Cafe in the Philippines Now Uses Straws Made Out of Coconut Leaves to Cut Plastic Waste

An anonymous person once said that our efforts may cause a tiny dent, but we should never stop fighting for our cause.

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Netizen’s bus ride with woman suffering from ‘genetic illness’ touches hearts online

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A netizen’s story of a woman he met during a bus ride in Bohol touched a lot of people’s hearts online.

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ADB approves $2.75 B financing for Malolos-Clark Railway system

MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday approved the $2.75 billion financing for the construction of the Malolos-Clark Railway, its largest funding deal for a single infrastructure project to date.

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NEW “MINECRAFT” GAME WILL LET YOU BUILD STUFF IN THE REAL WORLD

“Minecraft Earth,” announced today, will allow users to collect items, blocks, and creatures while roaming around in the real world with other real-world friends —

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5 undocumented OFW intercepted at airport

Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers have intercepted five undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Angeles City attempting to leave the country in the guise of being tourists.

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Bam Aquino lone opposition bet in top 12 of latest partial, official Senate race tally

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 15) — Otso Diretso candidate Bam Aquino was the lone opposition bet to make it to the so-called Magic 12 in the first batch of votes officially tallied Tuesday night by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) convened as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).

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West champs: Warriors punch 5th straight NBA Finals ticket

The Warriors rally yet again from 17 points down to sweep the Trail Blazers and advance to the NBA championship series.

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SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF PHILIPPINE SPACE AGENCY

JUST IN: The Philippines may soon have its own space agency after the Senate approved a bill strengthening space program in the country.

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