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Duterte signs law granting gov’t workers’ pay hike

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a

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Harry and Meghan: royal fairytale turns grim

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced Wednesday that they were stepping

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Man hacking his girlfriend's favorite Disney movie might be the best proposal ever

There are creative, romantic proposals, and then there's this one.

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Faster Traslacion 2020 frustrates devotees

(UPDATED) ‘Malungkot ang piyesta ng Quiapo ngayon. Minsan lang sa isang taon ‘yan. Dapat ibigay na nila sa

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Canadian PM says Iranian missile brought down airliner

OTTAWA, Canada — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday "multiple"

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SALARY INCREASE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

Public school teachers will finally receive pay hike starting January 2020

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Students with special needs, nag-Tala challenge

WATCH: Pati ang mga estudyanteng ito na may special needs mula sa Siena College sa Quezon City,

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‘REAL-LIFE’ ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT

This couple from Cebu City decided to break away from the typical

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K-pop group EXO to return to Manila for February fan meet

Several members of the South Korean boy band EXO are set to return to Manila in February to

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Man allegedly kills Grindr date, then cooks and eats his testicles

A hairstylist experienced a gruesome death after meeting a man he had

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Alert Level 4 raised over Taal Volcano

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised an Alert Level 4 over

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New York teen discovers new planet while interning with NASA

A New York teen reached for the stars last summer and found a one-of-

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Batangas town mayor appeals for food, water as evacuees flee Taal eruption

TAGAYTAY CITY - The mayor of Sta. Teresita, Batangas on Monday urged the national

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Face mask prices in Manila jump to P200 as Taal rumbles - vice mayor

MANILA — Authorities will inspect stores in Manila following reports that the price of face masks

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Worst case scenario in Taal's activity is prolonged eruption —PHIVOLCS

Prolonged eruption would be the worst-case scenario for Taal Volcano's intense unrest, according

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‘Bayanihan’ eruption: Unaffected cities, towns welcome evacuees

SANTO TOMAS CITY, Batangas, Philippines — Towns in Batangas province,

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Singer Yeng Constantino posts bail for cyberlibel charge

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines — Singer Yeng

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Wanted: Girlfriend to fly to the moon with Japanese billionaire

TOKYO, Japan – A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a

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Miserable Christmas Day: ‘Ursula’ pummels Visayas; 10 dead

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — Typhoon “Ursula” pummeled the central

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Jackie Chan nearly drowns during filming, director cries after actor’s rescue

HONG KONG — Jackie Chan felt the full extent of the horror only later that

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Are Alden Richards, Sam Milby courting Catriona Gray?

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray on Wednesday clarified rumors that actors Alden Richards and

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Forbes: Pacquiao 8th richest athlete of the decade; Mayweather tops list

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is the eighth wealthiest

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PH to require visas for Americans if US ban on Filipino execs is enforced

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines would require Americans to secure

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SB19 accused of ‘racism’ after tweeting ‘Hello, Negros!’ for concert tour

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino boyband SB19 has been accused of being

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No more motorcycle taxis after March 23

No more motorcycle-hailing services like Angkas can operate after March

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P11 minimum na pasahe sa jeep ihihirit sa Enero

Hihirit ang ilang transport group sa Enero na itaas sa P11 mula sa P9 ang minimum na pamasahe

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SCIENTIFIC STUDY CONFIRMS FREDDIE MERCURY IS THE GREATEST SINGER EVER

Freddie Mercury has one of the most recognizable voices in the history of music.

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BREAKING: Duterte tells ABS-CBN to just sell the network

MANILA, Philippines — After threatening television giant ABS-CBN with

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2020 HOLIDAYS

WHAT PLACES ARE YOU VISITING IN 2020? 🏖️

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Mariah Carey first to score #1 hit in 4 different decades

NEW YORK — Pop diva Mariah Carey has had a long list of hits over the years, but her classic

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Amid rumored breakup, James mentions Nadine in New Year’s Eve interview

MANILA — Celebrity couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre have supposedly broken up due to

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Nearly 500,000,000 animals have been killed in Australia’s wildfires

Almost half a billion animals have been killed in Australia’s raging wildfires with fears entire species may have been wiped out.

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Grade 7 stude ginahasa, ginilitan ng katiwala

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Philippines — Karumal-dumal ang sinapit ng isang 12-anyos

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LIST: 2020 Golden Globe Awards winners

HOLLYWOOD — Here are the winners in key categories for the 77th Golden Globe Awards,

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Filipinos in Iraq to be repatriated; highest crisis alert raised

MANILA — The Philippines will repatriate its nationals in Iraq after the killing of an Iranian general

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Iran attacks two Iraqi bases housing US forces in revenge for Soleimani's death

(CNN) — Iran launched more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases that hold US troops in what appears to be retaliation for the

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Researcher: Data on 267 million Facebook users exposed

A Ukrainian security researcher reported finding a database with the

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Pagasa: Annular solar eclipse to be visible in PH on Dec 26

MANILA, Philippines — The anticipated annular solar eclipse on December

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Cliff Hodge takes responsibility for Durham boo-boo late in Game 3

CLIFF Hodge took responsibility for the late booboo Allen Durham committed in Game Three that cost Meralco dearly

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Siargao 9th on list of 20 best backpacking destinations

Siargao Island has been named one of the world’s 20 best backpacking

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WATCH: Kisses Delavin in her ‘Eat Bulaga’ debut

Actress Kisses Delavin appeared on the noontime TV variety show “Eat

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LOOK: Emma Watson, rest of Harry Potter cast bring magic to Christmas season with reunion

No spell can break the bond of the Harry Potter cast even if it has been

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Jeff Chan earns Tim Cone's praise for providing Ginebra spark off the bench

JEFF Chan earned praise from Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone for sparking a second-quarter run by the Gin Kings

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8-year-old is highest paid YouTuber, earns $26 million in year

NEW YORK - Eight-year-old Ryan Kaji earned $26 million in 2019 on his YouTube channel, making

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Pharma companies to cut medicine prices up to 75%

Drug manufacturers are offering to lower medicine prices by as much as 75% for 150 medicines

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Maguindanao massacre: A decade-long call for justice

MANILA, Philippines–After almost 10 years of waiting, justice will finally

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Here are all the US presidents who have been impeached

President Donald Trump became the third president in the history

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Trump impeached for abuse of power

(UPDATED) A majority of members of the US House of Representatives votes to impeach President Donald

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Justice is alive: Mangudadatu grateful for guilty verdict vs Ampatuans

MANILA, Philippines — Justice is alive and it has been served.

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Alaska keeps Racal on two-year contact, signs rookie Marcelino

ALASKA continues to solidify its rebuilding process after signing veteran Kevin Racal and rookie playmaker Jaycee

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Phoenix extends Marcelo for a year; Revilla, Mendoza get shorter time to prove worth

PHOENIX Pulse has signed Dave Marcelo, LA Revilla, and Jaypee Mendoza to fresh deals, the team announced on Tuesday.

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Pacers make it four straight victories, end Lakers’ road win streak at 14

INDIANAPOLIS — Domantas Sabonis scored 26 points and Malcolm Brogdon made a tiebreaking reverse layup with

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NBA: Mavs withstand Giannis, end Bucks' 18-game win streak

Kristaps Porzingis collected 26 points and 12 rebounds as the visiting Dallas Mavericks ended the

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Help Wanted: Queen Elizabeth seeks social media director on LinkedIn

It’s a job title you might expect to find at a media powerhouse or Silicon Valley startup: head of

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LOOK: Kathryn, Nadine, Maymay, Julia and more in one fashion shoot

MANILA – Metro Magazine continues to honor the country’s most stylish celebrities as it

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The final day of competition of the #2019SEAGames

Saw the Philippines officially claiming the title as overall champion of the biennial regional sports

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Philippines dominates 2019 SEA Games with 149 gold medals

MANILA, Philippines — There was no stopping the Philippine juggernaut in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

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Bon Jovi opens third community restaurant to serve food to people in need

After the success of his first two projects, a third Jon Bon Jovi Soul

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PH to require visas for Americans if US ban on Filipino execs is enforced

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines would require Americans to secure

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Leyte, Eastern Samar under state of calamity due to ‘Ursula’

TACLOBAN CITY — The provinces of Leyte and Eastern Samar are now

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Merriam Webster Names 'They' as Its Word of the Year for 2019

Merriam-Webster announced Tuesday that it has chosen “they” as the 2019 word of the year.

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Anne Curtis,’ Solenn Heussaff’s pregnancies are ‘best Christmas presents’ for Erwan

Erwan Heussaff’s Christmas is more special this year for the reason that he

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‘O night divine’; PH breaks world record for live Nativity scene

MANILA, Philippines–The city of San Jose del Monte (SJDM) in Bulacan has bagged the Guinness World Record

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Kawhi catches fire in fourth as Clippers rally to beat Lakers in Christmas Day game

LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard scored 11 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and had 12 rebounds to help the Los

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Forbes: Pacquiao 8th richest athlete of the decade; Mayweather tops list

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is the eighth wealthiest

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Are Alden Richards, Sam Milby courting Catriona Gray?

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray on Wednesday clarified rumors that actors Alden Richards and

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Jackie Chan nearly drowns during filming, director cries after actor’s rescue

HONG KONG — Jackie Chan felt the full extent of the horror only later that night.

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Miserable Christmas Day: ‘Ursula’ pummels Visayas; 10 dead

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — Typhoon “Ursula” pummeled the central

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Birth of endangered rhino ‘best Christmas present zoo could have wished for’

A baby rhino born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has been called the “best Christmas present”

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Vico pagmumultahin ng P500 ang magtatanong tungkol sa lovelife

Pagmumultahin ni Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto ang sinumang magtatanong tungkol sa kanyang lovelife.

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Cpl. Romnick Estacio

A member of the 65th Marine Company of the Philippine Marines Corps,

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Breaking News

Eight persons died while more than 100 others

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LOOK: A netizen captured on photo three buses

Which appeared ready to race but actually the

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7-year-old boy who fled abuse with mom writes heartbreaking letter to Santa

A seven-year-old boy from Texas wrote a letter to Santa Claus that has gone viral for its heartbreaking

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Duterte promises P100M for athletes' training for Tokyo Olympics

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to provide P100 million to

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Judge gave up career advancement to steer case

MANILA, Philippines — It was a long wait for justice for the victims of the Maguindanao

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Mahigit P100-million halaga ng shabu ang nasabat

LOOK: Mahigit P100-million halaga ng shabu ang nasabat ng Bureau of

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Magtanim ay 'di biro. Pero upang mapagtapos ang walo nilang anak,

LOOK: Magtanim ay 'di biro. Pero upang mapagtapos ang walo nilang anak, kinaya 'yan ng mag-asawang magsasaka mula sa San Remigio,

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Kakaibang father-son bonding kinaaliwan

WATCH: Good vibes sa mga netizen ang hatid ni Marc Angelo Vertucio dahil sa kakaibang father-son bonding na kanyang naisip!

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This 92-year old lola is the newest crew member of a fastfood

It seems that age is only a number for 92-year old Lola Florirose "Rose" Talastas, the newest

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Singer Marie Fredriksson of Swedish duo Roxette dies following battle with cancer

Singer Marie Fredricksson of the Swedish pop duo Roxette died

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SEA Games: Hefty windfall awaits Filipino medalists

MANILA—As the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games comes to a close Wednesday, medal-

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DepEd mulls English as medium of instruction after students' dismal int'l assessment

MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Tuesday it was mulling the use of

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SEA Games: Gilas women eye golden breakthrough

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine women's basketball team will look to climb to the top of the

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Actor Mico Palanca dies at 41

Details regarding his death are yet to be announced.

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Miss Universe clarifies Philippines’ Gazini Ganados won Best National Costume

MANILA, Philippines — The Miss Universe organization clarified Monday it was Philippine bet Gazini Ganados

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YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, MISS SOUTH AFRICA 🇿🇦

Newly-crowned Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi’s final statement centers on

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Heroic surfer Casogay named PH flag bearer for SEA Games closing rites

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Roger Casogay’s selfless act on the towering waves

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SEA Games: Closing rites program bared

CLARKFIELD, Pampanga – Pampanga’s world-renowned musicians will provide topnotch entertainment

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Pasig River ferry service relaunched, free until January 31

MANILA, Philippines – The Pasig River ferry service is back in operation, kicking off

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NBA: Thunder pulls away for win over Trail Blazers

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander recorded 21 points and nine rebounds and Dennis Schroder also scored

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SEA Games: Christine Jacob walks through memory lane after PH's gold in swimming

NEW CLARK CITY -- Multi-Southeast Asian Games medalist Christine Jacob-Sandejas could only

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Philippines clinches SEA Games overall championship

NEW CLARK CITY — Team Philippines’ top officials have already called it: Team Philippines is the

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Pope Francis to celebrate first 'Simbang Gabi' for Filipinos on December 15

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) — Pope Francis will be leading the traditional Filipino mass, Misa de Gallo or Simbang

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Quiboloy did not ‘stop’ Typhoon Tisoy because of bashers, critics

MANILA, Philippines — Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Jesus

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Duterte calls for probe after chaotic SEA Games build-up

CLARK – President Rodrigo Duterte has called for a probe into the preparations for the

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Greatest Filipino athletes in SEA Games: Lydia de Vega - Asia's fastest woman

LYDIA de Vega was Asia’s sprint queen during her heyday and it was not surprising that De Vega also dominated the Southeast Asian Games stage.

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Cayetano announces free tickets for 53 events in SEA Games

PHILIPPINE Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano has declared

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LeBron James the fourth player in NBA history to reach 33K points

LEBRON James continued his milestone collection in his 16th year in the NBA.

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Asi Taulava mum on retirement after NLEX season ends on a sad note

ASI Taulava declined to comment on the possibility that he has played his final game as a PBA player.

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SEA Games: Hotel served chicken sausage, not kikiam, to football players

MANILA, Philippines – The hotel housing the women's football teams

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Tim Cone says injured Roger Pogoy out of Gilas team to SEA Games

GILAS Pilipinas coach Tim Cone said gunner Roger Pogoy is out of the national team roster for the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

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NLEX's Poy Erram, Paul Varilla say sorry for fighting NorthPort's Mike Qualls

POY Erram and Paul Varilla apologized for their actions that led to a one-game suspension which will also force them

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Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting

MANILA, Philippines–Private companies and well-meaning individuals are

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PH beach volleyball vies for SEA Games 2019 dominance

MANILA, Philippines – As the Philippines vies for a podium finish in the 2019

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Taylor Swift wins top honor at AMAs, breaks Michael Jackson record

LOS ANGELES — Taylor Swift has won artist of the year at the American

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Frozen 2' ices out competition in North American box office

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Disney's new release Frozen 2 iced out competitors to top

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Kanye West Opera at Hollywood Bowl ... Doesn't Appear on Stage, Plays Narrator

7:52 PM PT -- The opera just wrapped, and Kanye's audience didn't get a glimpse of Ye until the final bow. Instead, he

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AMAs 2019 Biggest & Brightest Stars Show Out ... Behind the Scenes

The 2019 AMAs are in full swing, and while things might look pristine on TV and onstage -- wait 'til you get a load of what

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Duterte fires Robredo from anti-drug body a day after apologizing to her

MANILA - (UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Vice President Leni Robredo from her

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PH SEA Games organizer sorry for transport, accommodation problems

MANILA, Philippines — Local organizers of the Southeast Asian Games on

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Indie filmmaker: Mindoro’s ‘palayok’ would’ve been great alternative to SEA Games’ ‘kaldero’

MANILA, Philippines — A colorful “palayok” (pot) standing in Pinamalayan,

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Thailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotel

MANILA, Philippines—Thailand’s football contingent has been having some

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“O’ DIYOS KO!” ERASERHEADS TO RELEASE ULTRAELECTROMAGNETICPOP! VINLY THIS SUNDAY

FINALLY! OPM band Eraserheads will finally release their 25th anniversary

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Indonesian wushu athlete's father passes away as he wins gold in SEA Games

After capturing two gold medals for Indonesia in the 30th Southeast Asian Games wushu competition, Edgar Xavier Marvelo was looking forward to celebrating it with his family.

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Greg Slaughter on SEAG stint: ‘We really have one shot, there’s no do-over’

GREG Slaughter vowed to make the most of the the opportunity to play for Gilas in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

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To no one's surprise, SEAG opening creative director confirms cauldron lighting was pre-recorded

While the TV and livestreamed broadcast of the SEA Games opening ceremony made it look like the cauldron lighting

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Pinoy fans rooting for Timor Leste to win a medal is the most wholesome thing

As the third day of the 30th Southeast Asian Games comes to a close, the host country Philippines is still in the lead after sustaining its gold medal rush — this time in wushu and arnis.

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Angel Locsin hailed as one of Forbes Asia's 'Heroes of Philanthropy'

MANILA -- Actress Angel Locsin made it to Forbes Asia’s latest Heroes of Philanthropy list, which was released Monday.

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6-month state of calamity declared in Camarines Sur

LEGAZPI CITY—Camarines Sur has been placed under a state of calamity on Wednesday after then- Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri)

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Alanis Morissette drops new song, announces 'Jagged Little Pill' tour

NEW YORK - Alanis Morissette, the feminist rocker whose hits in the 1990s voiced the angst of a generation,

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P60, 000 CHRISTMAS BONUS!

JUST IN: President Duterte announced that Office of the President employees would get P60,000 Christmas bonus. | via Alexis Romero

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John Chicano: From janitor to SEA Games gold medalist

John Chicano: From janitor to SEA Games gold medalist

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'Bata' Reyes, 65, takes another shot at SEA Games gold

MANILA, Philippines – He would have gladly given way to young cuemasters, but with the

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Gilas Pilipinas sweeps 3x3 prelims with rout of Cambodia

MANILA, Philippines – Jason Perkins waxed hot anew to propel Gilas Pilipinas to an

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Luka Doncic dominates as Mavericks end Lakers's winning streak

LOS ANGELES, USA – Luka Doncic finished just shy of a triple double as the Dallas

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Media members refused access to SEA Games venue in Clark

New Clark City (NCC), one of the main venues for the 30th Southeast Asian

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Filipino athletes get morale boost from SEA Games opening ceremonies

MANILA, Philippines—With the pageantry and grandiose of the opening

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New Clark City on lockdown, lighting of SEA Games cauldron ‘pre-taped’

New Clark City, one of the main venues for the 30th Southeast Asian Games,

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Philippine athletes dominate Day 1 of SEA Games competition

Athletes from the Philippines sustained a strong start into daylong dominance in the official first

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Ariana Grande Mother, Father and Child Reunion ... Thanksgiving with Mom & Estranged Dad

Ariana Grande's singing "We Are Family" for the Thanksgiving holiday because she's spending it with her mother AND her father for the first time in her adult life.

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Scientists spot black hole so huge it 'shouldn't even exist' in our galaxy

BEIJING, China — Astronomers have discovered a black hole in the Milky Way so huge

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Higher PhilHealth contributions starting January 2020

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation will start collecting higher contributions in January 2020, in line with the full implementation of the Universal Health Care law.

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AFTER 10 YEARS! PUSSYCAT DOLLS ANNOUNCE REUNION FOR 2020 TOUR

Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me? 🎶

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Subic sepak takraw venue impresses sport’s top exec: It’s the best in SEA Games history

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—A top official of the international governing body of

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Vhong Navarro gets married to long-time partner Tanya Bautista

TINGNAN: Ang 'It's Showtime' family kasama ang mga bagong kasal na sina Vhong Navarro at Tanya Bautista. (📷: Kuya Kim Atienza) | via MJ Felipe, ABS-CBN News

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NHCP on ‘Magellan’ movie: Let public to be critical, educate themselves

MANILA, Philippines — It is up to the public to be critical and educate themselves on who their ancestors were, the National Historical

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Albayalde bows out of PNP sans retirement honors

MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde retired from the police service on Friday as he reached the mandatory retirement age of 56.

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San Miguel considering John Holland as Dez Wells replacement

JOHN Holland is one of the imports being considered by San Miguel to replace Dez Wells, according to a person with knowlege of the situation.

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Street vendors back in Divi as Isko sets conditions

Street vendors are back in Divisoria but with the permission of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.

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Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli now engaged?

MANILA, Philippines — It seems like long-time sweethearts Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli are now engaged.

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Rising sea levels likely to sink Metro Manila cities by 2050 – study

MANILA, Philippines — Roughly 30 years from now, major cities in the National Capital Region could likely be submerged as coastal flooding is

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As Yuletide season nears, DSWD reminds public not to give alms to street beggars

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has reiterated its appeal to the public to refrain from giving alms to

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Women journalists demand stop to online harassment

Women journalists on Wednesday maintained that reporters should not be subjected to any form of online or verbal harassment, especially by government officials.

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LeBron posts third straight triple-double as Lakers beat Bulls for sixth consecutive win

CHICAGO — LeBron James had 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his third consecutive triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls,

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PINOYS LIVING WITH HIV ACQUIRED THROUGH PAID SEX GETTING YOUNGER

Filipinos acquiring human immunodeficiency virus due to paid sex appear to be getting younger, according to the Department of Health.

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DIDAL SHINES IN CALIFORNIA SKATE EVENTS

Congratulations, Margielyn! The pride of Cebu City Margielyn Didal snared a gold plus a silver after nailing the best trick over Kaya Isa of Japan in the Ladies Day Skate event

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‘Jesus Is King’ Has Caused a Spike in People Googling About Christianity

Kanye West’s latest album Jesus Is King lives up to the name in lyrical content, and is so full of Biblical references that it caused a spike in people searching for answers about Christianity.

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LOOK: Leonardo DiCaprio Shares Photos of Him with Greta Thunberg

You probably have her name memorized by now, but in case you don’t: Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old climate crisis activist who has been making her

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Fourteen earthquake-stricken

Fourteen earthquake-stricken residents of Sitio Kapatagan in the hinterland Barangay Luayon in

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Take care out there!'

LOOK: A passenger bus rammed into a construction site of Skyway along the southbound lane of NLEX-Camachile, Quezon City, on Sunday morning, November 3. | 📷 NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/PDI

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Get well soon po..🙏

Rescuers take out the injured driver, Jesus Bautista, from the First North Luzon Transit passenger bus that figured in an accident along NLEX-Camachile on Sunday.

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Stephen Curry: Golden State Warriors star out for three months after hand surgery

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been ruled out for at least three months after having surgery on a broken hand.

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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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