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Bangkok is city with most international visitors in 2018 – report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gilas Pilipinas falls big to Tunisia as outright Olympics dream dashed

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

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

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

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"Never stop learning because life never stops teaching."

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

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UAAPSeason82

Ricci Rivero DID. THAT. 🤯 #UAAPSeason82

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🛩️ MID-AIR EMERGENCY! 🛩️

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#GiantLapuLapu anyone?🐟

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

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#SanaOil😬

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

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

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

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

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

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Yeng Guiao resigns as Gilas Pilipinas head coach

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

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

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

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LOOK: Clean and green Binondo creek reflects clear blue skies

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

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Ed Sheeran might take break as legal issues mount

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

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

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

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Lawmaker pushes for anti-stealthing law

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

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Are they fighting for what's RIGHT?

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

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It’s final: No release for convicted mayor

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

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

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

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CALAMBA, LAGUNA, ACTUAL PLANE CRASH FOOTAGE.

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

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3.3 Million pinoys suffer from depression

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

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

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

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Runners in Chinese women’s team accused of being men

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

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WATCH: Largest oceanarium in the Philippines now open in Cebu

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

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#SOGIEBill: Yay or Nay?

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

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FIBA: Gilas rookies continue to impress in World Cup

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

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

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

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PNP: No security threats to 2019 SEA Games

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

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Duterte sacks Faeldon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Enough pork in PH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#NoToSanchezRelease

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

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

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

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Nickelodeon brings SlimeFest in Asia

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

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Julia Barretto said 'WALA AKONG INAHAS'

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

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"We did it Mr. Stark!"

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

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

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

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

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

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'Hello, Love, Goodbye' hits P800 million mark

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

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

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

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

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

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PhilHealth eyes full automation by 2021

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

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Lawmakers push for no-homework policy

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

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Don't give up, KIDDO❤️

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3 dead as passenger ferry catches fire

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

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

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

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

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

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Chinese fishing vessel owner apologizes for Recto Bank incident

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

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

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

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Over 80 QC barangays cleared of road obstructions — Belmonte

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

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DOTr eyes elevated walkways, bike lanes on Edsa

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

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#CatrionaCall😍

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

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Clark airport transition smooth as workers take separation pay

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

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

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

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Terrence Jones stoic as Arwind Santos reaches out to apologize

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

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Gina Lopez dies at 65

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

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'Hello, Love, Goodbye' racks up P600 million

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

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#Viral: #Doggos driving thru!🐶

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

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Baguio City launches car-free Session Road on Sundays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#FPJ #80th🖤

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jacinto eclipses swim mark

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

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

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

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The fires in the Amazon were likely set intentionally

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

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

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

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House approves higher tax on liquor, e-cigarettes

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

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

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

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

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

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Part of Boracay closes for cleanup after defecation reports

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

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

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

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MMDA again blames rising volume of vehicles for worsening Edsa traffic

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

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

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

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

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

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BREAKING: Duterte signs service charge bill

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

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

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

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SOON: WORLD-CLASS AIRPORT ✈

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gerald Anderson is now a reservist for the Philippine Army.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DOH declares national dengue epidemic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#BabyZia 😍

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

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Flights cancelled due to HK protests

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

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Converge ICT President and CEO, Dennis Anthony Uy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#VIRAL: Little heroes in the rain☔️

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

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Proof-of-parking space bill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jury finds Katy Perry copied Christian rap song

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

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Claudine Barretto tells Bea Alonzo: ‘You are loved’

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

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60-day deadline for mayors to clear roads starts

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

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Calvin Abueva, accused the cager of abuse

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

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

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

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

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

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Nevada state athletic commission official score card of Pacman Thurman Fight

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

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Boxing: Pacquiao outpoints Thurman, gains WBA welterweight belt

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

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Recto bill seeks no expiration on Birth Certificates

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

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

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

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SONA 2019

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

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Philip Salvador has a message to critics of the president

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead MTV VMA nominations

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

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

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

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

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

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DFA to accept postal ID for passport applications starting August 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Duterte declares lotto, other PCSO games illegal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Si Jane De Leon na ang bagong gaganap na Darna!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clearing operations at the Manila City Hall Underpass

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

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Rollin’ like a #Rockstar! #Isko

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

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Duterte signs student fare discount law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DOTr promotes PUV modernization in Pampanga

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

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

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

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Philippines finally wins, beats China Fiba U19 World Cup

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

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

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

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Gary Valenciano, Announcing he is now cancer free

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

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Robin Padilla is next celebrity to join the Army reserve

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

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Alan Cayetano is House speaker

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

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Novak Djokovic dominates overmatched Ugo Humbert in three quick sets

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

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LOOK: No more vendors at Plaza Miranda

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

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Panelo considers Amal Clooney his ‘match’

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

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

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

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7 sasakyan nagkarambola sa NLEX; Bus nahulog sa tulay

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

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Isko Moreno to file charges vs negligent City Hall employees

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

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Wedding bells are ringing! for Angel Locsin and Neil Arce

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

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

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

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

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

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Ilonggo painter sells artwork on street to raise funds for wife's dialysis

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

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

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

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

She accuses the music mogul – who handles the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Carly Rae Jepsen – of 'bullying' her

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Protests escalate as Hong Kong marks handover to China

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

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EARLY BIRD! Student

EARLY BIRD! LOOK: The first student who availed of free train ride at the MRT-3's North Avenue station on Monday morning. | Photo via DOTr

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Supporters suffer from food poisoning at Imelda Marcos' birthday party

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

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Kadenang Ginto Meme about Daniela Mondragon

Nag part time si Daniela Mondragon sa UFM 105.5.... Welcome to UJT Daniela! #KadenangGinto #UFM1055 #OhDani

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

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

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

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

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LeBron to give Davis his No. 23 with Lakers

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

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

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

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Reports: Kevin Durant declines option for 2019-20 season

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

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Matteo Guidicelli completes Scout Ranger orientation course with special awards

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

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Alanis Morissette on postpartum depression: ‘Everything feels heavy’

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

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

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

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ANDERSON RISES, NADAL FALLS IN CONTROVERSIAL WIMBLEDON SEEDINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bongga, kilig, pandesal enter Oxford dictionary

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

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

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

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

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

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Lightning kills 2 men playing mobile games on a mountain

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

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LGBT couples attend a mass wedding

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

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

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

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Duterte on impeachment proponents: I’ll jail them all

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

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

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

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Thai superstar Yaya Sperbund arrives in the Philippines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NASA to Open International Space Station to Tourists From 2020

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

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23 graduates of University of Eastern Philippines were given first aid

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

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

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

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Taylor Swift and Katy Perry

A happy meal 🍔 🍟 💗 Katy Perry

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Trump says US will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants

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

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

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

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Sol Mercado emotional as he formally bids Ginebra goodbye

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

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

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

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LA Tenorio can't wait to play alongside Pringle in new-look Ginebra backcourt

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

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BREAKING: Eddie Garcia passes away

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

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

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

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Kevin Durant undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles tendon

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

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

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

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Eddie Garcia might be taken off life support

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

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

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

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Embiid, others not happy as Toronto fans cheer after Durant injury

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

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Gov’t to test national ID system starting September

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

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

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

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

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

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Chris Evans Slams "Homophobic" Men Planning Straight Pride Parade

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

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Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

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

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Duterte orders arrest of WellMed owner, mulls PhilHealth overhaul

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

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

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

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Break up with Enrique? Liza reacts to split rumors

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

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

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

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Heroes aplenty as Raptors resolute on the road to dethrone Warriors

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

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

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

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

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

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Rihanna declared world's richest female musician

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

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

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

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PBA explains decision to suspend Calvin Abueva indefinitely

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

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

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

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Higher tax on tobacco? Smokers seem undaunted

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

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Women use internet more than men in the Philippines — SWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DOH: Be cautious against toxic school supplies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VILLAR STILL THE RICHEST SENATOR IN 2018

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

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GRAND LOTTO 6/55, MAY 27, 2019

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

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House OKs bill providing free dialysis treatment to indigent patients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 undocumented OFW intercepted at airport

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

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

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

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West champs: Warriors punch 5th straight NBA Finals ticket

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

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SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF PHILIPPINE SPACE AGENCY

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

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Senate approves Sept. 8 as special working holiday

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill which seeks to declare September 8 as a special working holiday every year in celebration of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Duterte's Senate bets dominate 2019 midterm elections

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) — Eight of President Rodrigo Duterte’s anointed candidates are heading to the Senate.

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HOUSE OKS MANDATORY ROTC FOR GRADE 11, 12

JUST IN: In a 167-4 vote, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 8961 reviving the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for Grades 11 and 12 in public and private schools.

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Vico Sotto tells rival Eusebio: It's time to move forward

Mayor-elect Vico Sotto assured city hall employees that they will only be removed from their posts if they are involved in illegal activities. #Halalan2019

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SENATE APPROVES FLEXI-TIME BILL ON FINAL READING

Heads up! Employees may soon enjoy a four-day work week, compressed work, flexi-time or work from home arrangement after the Senate approved on third and final reading the Alternative Working Arrangement Bill. | via Paolo Romero

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Box office: 'John Wick 3' knocks down 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57-M debut

LOS ANGELES -- Earth's Mightiest Heroes put up a good fight, but John Wick put at end to the three-week box office reign of "Avengers: Endgame."

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What Gerald told Kim after they were teased on 'It's Showtime'

MANILA – More than two weeks ago, Kim Chiu was playfully teased by her "It's Showtime" co-hosts over Gerald Anderson who was then a guest at the noontime show.

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Daniel Padilla, James Reid join forces for 'action-packed' project

MANILA – Daniel Padilla and James Reid are joining forces for the first time.

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Isko Moreno: No to building of gym in Arroceros Forest Park

'It will be retained as Arroceros park, full of trees that help us breathe better,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso.

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Vico Sotto on his love life: ‘Mas gusto ko pang matulog’

MANILA, Philippines — Pasig mayor-elect Vico Sotto said he would rather sleep or rest than worry about the status of his love life.

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Pangasinan elects youngest mayor

ALAMINOS CITY, Philippines — The newly elected mayor of this city could be the youngest local government executive who won in the midterm polls on Monday.

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Pabor ka bang gawing requirement sa graduation ang pagtatanim ng puno?

Kung magiging ganap na batas ang "Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act," required na ang mga ga-graduate sa elementary, high school, at college na magtanim nang hindi bababa sa 10 puno. Ano ang masasabi n'yo rito? #SabihinMo

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NBA playoffs: Steve Kerr gives update on Kevin Durant's injury

The Golden State Warriors overturned a 15-point deficit at halftime to beat the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Thursday night, and the defending NBA champions will take a 2-0 series advantage to Portland for Game 3 on Saturday.

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'Wow cool post’: Why are people flooding FB comment sections?

Whether it's a post linking an article or a Facebook livestream of an online game, hardly any Facebook page is safe from netizens "thanking" them for sharing content.

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Taiwan passes same-sex marriage bill, becoming first in Asia to do so

(CNN) — Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation.

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What Duterte told Matteo at the Palace

There are only two persons who had managed to leave Matteo Guidicelli starstruck: The first was Martin Nievera. The second and most recent one was President Duterte.

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Robert Pattinson, Nicholas Hoult in the running for Batman—reports

Director Matt Reeves may be eyeing British talent to replace Ben Affleck in the title role in “The Batman.”

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Selena Gomez, the 3rd most followed person on Instagram, just said social media has been terrible for young people

(CNN)Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the "terrible" effect that social media has had on her generation, and says she advocates taking breaks from the platforms.

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Nearly a Million ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Are Demanding a Season 8 Remake “With Competent Writers”

Even though Game of Thrones aired days ago, people are still seething via Twitter memesabout how the show did our faves dirty-especially Dany, who is the Mad Queen now, I guess.

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'Extremely Severe' Cyclone Fani Makes Landfall on India's Coast

(NEW DELHI) — Cyclone Fani tore through India’s eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and wind gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and affecting weather as far away as Mount Everest.

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Drake Dethrones Taylor Swift to Win Most Billboard Music Awards of All Time

Drake has good reason to be all up in his feelings tonight. The Scorpion rapper officially dethroned Taylor Swiftat the 2019 Billboard Music Awards as the artist with the most awards ever from the show.

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LOOK: Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner tie the knot in Las Vegas

MANILA, Philippines —Joe Jonas, one of the Jonas Brothers and “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner have tied the knot.

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Still KD at the helm as Warriors score wire-to-wire win over Rockets for 2-0 lead

OAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant scored 29 points and established an early defensive tone against James Harden, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Houston Rockets 115-109 on Tuesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

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Facebook Dating: 9 things you need to know

Now that Facebook Dating has launched in the Philippines, you probably have some burning questions, such as: Will my parents see this?

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‘Pagod na ako sa laro’: Baron Geisler to wed psychologist-girlfriend

MANILA — Baron Geisler is set to wed his partner of eight months, psychologist Jamie Marie Evangelista, the actor has confirmed.

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Phivolcs monitoring possible magnitude 8 tremor after quake swarm off Surigao del Norte

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it continues to monitor a possible magnitude 8 earthquake following the more than 600 aftershocks connected to a magnitude 5.5 tremor that struck the coast off Surigao del Norte last week.

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LIST: Cebu Pacific cancels dozens of flights on April 28 - 30

MANILA -- Dozens of Cebu Pacific flights have been canceled from April 28 to 30, the country's largest carrier said Sunday.

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Taylor Swift wears Filipino-designed dress in new ‘ME!’ music video

MANILA, Philippines — International pop star Taylor Swift has released the music video of her new single, “ME!,” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, on Friday, catapulting her at the top of Twitter’s hottest topics for the day.

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The cast of Avengers: Endgame recaps the entire Marvel franchise

The cast of Avengers: Endgame recaps the entire Marvel franchise by singing their own superhero version of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire."

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Uni Student Rushed To Hospital After Crying Non-Stop During Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is all everyone is talking about right now and it makes sense because the hype on social media has been through the roof ever since the first trailers began to drop a few months ago! This movie is said to be the longest and the most emotional one, and even Chris Evans cried six times watching the movie! But is it really that emotional?

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Scottie bought Digos lot with first Ginebra paycheck. His dream house now sits there

SCOTTIE Thompson is among the people who don’t just have dreams, but they do what they can to turn them into reality.

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'Avengers: Endgame’ rakes in P205M on opening day

“Avengers: Endgame” raked in P205,676,345 across 970 screens on opening day. It is the biggest opening of a Marvel film in Philippine cinemas, breaking the opening day record of 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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"Avengers: Endgame" first reactions are here: "Everything you want it to be and more"

More than a decade in the making and 22 movies later, "Avengers: Endgame" made its premiere Monday in Los Angeles. Some critics raved about the last film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe saga on social media.

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Why was Pampanga worse hit by quake than Zambales epicenter?

MANILA - Zambales’ topography spared the province from being devastated by a 6.1-magnitude tremor that flattened some structures of neighboring Pampanga province, state seismologists said Tuesday.

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Clark International Airport heavily damaged by quake

MANILA, Philippines — The Clark International Airport in Pampanga province, which serves as an alternative to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, will be closed for 24 hours after being heavily damaged in the wake of a powerful earthquake that rocked Luzon Monday afternoon.

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Red Cross: 59 injured, 19 still missing in Porac after quake

MANILA, Philippines — At least 59 persons were reported injured while 19 others were still missing in Porac, Pampanga, after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook several parts of Luzon, according to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

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Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts Luzon, rocks Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines (4th update, 6:56 p.m.) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was felt in parts of Luzon Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

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Fresh arrests as Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically on Monday, April 22, to 290 – including dozens of foreigners – as police announced new arrests over the country's worst attacks for more than a decade.

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Coco Martin speaks out amid rumors Julia Montes giving birth

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Coco Martin called out unnamed detractors for talking about his private life after rumors circulated that his girlfriend Julia Montes recently gave birth and that he was the father.

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She thought it was a scam: ‘Yolanda’ survivor wins P25M

MANILA, Philippines — Sometimes she would look at her parents and wonder how she could give them a better life. Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) destroyed their home, and they haven’t really recovered from the tragedy.

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Goodbye, Brangelina: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie divorce finalized

MANILA, Philippines — More than two years after they filed for divorce, Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now officially single.

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After backlash, Glutamax sorry for 'discomfort' over online whitening ads

MANILA -- Whitening brand Glutamax apologized Monday for the "discomfort" caused by its "#YourFairAdvantage" online campaign over the weekend.

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‘That set the bar’: Pinoy dance crew gets perfect 100 from ‘World of Dance’ judge

MANILA — “That set the bar.” These were the words of “World of Dance” judge Ne-Yo as he locked in his score for Filipino dance crew VPeepz after their April 14 performance.

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Kobe Bryant said last month he wouldn't become Lakers GM

Magic Johnson stepped down as president of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, a vacuum at the top of the Lakers basketball operations department.

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FAFSA Put A Latina On Notice After She Posted Her Lavish Prom Video That People Read Too Much Into

In late March, 17-year-old high school student Lizbeth Rivas opted to have a video taken of her prom experience, instead of traditional photos.

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BLACKPINK Makes Coachella History as First K-Pop Girl Group to Perform at Festival

BLACKPINK just made Coachella history. Jennie, Rosé, Lisa and Jisoo became the first K-pop girl group to play Coachella when they took the stage at the festival in Indio, California, on Friday.

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'Hala kaliit': Duterte twits Jim Paredes over video scandal

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at musician and critic Jim Paredes after the latter figured in a video scandal.

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Kris Aquino withdraws theft case vs Nicko Falcis in Mandaluyong

MANILA, Philippines — “Queen of all Media” Kris Aquino has withdrawn her theft complaint against her former business partner Nicko Falcis in Mandaluyong.

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Kylie Verzosa confirming relationship with Jake Cuenca?

Is Kylie Verzosa finally ending speculations about her and Jake Cuenca?

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LOOK: Enrique Gil celebrates birthday in Bali with Liza Soberano

Enrique Gil welcomed his 27th birthday last March 30 in Bali, Indonesia, alongside Liza Soberano.

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Jinkee Pacquiao denies Claudine Barretto owes her money

3 Apr – Jinkee Pacquiao has recently dismissed rumours that Claudine Barretto owes her a lot of money.

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Kai Sotto arrives in Atlanta Hawks facility for first step of NBA journey

KAI Sotto has taken his first step in his quest to be the first homegrown Filipino player in the NBA as he arrived in a US training facility late Tuesday night (Manila time).

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‘Di pa na-elect, nagnakaw na’: Raymund Marasigan slams politicians using unauthorized pop songs as campaign jingles

Rock musician Raymund Marasigan took a jab at political candidates who use popular songs without permission as campaign jingles: “dipa naelect nagnakaw na.” (You have not even been elected yet but you already steal.)

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‘We’re soaring, flying’ as Miley Cyrus tags Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens in video

MANILA, Philippines — Miley Cyrus woke the sleeping Wild Cats’ as she posted a video on Twitter with her singing High School Musical’s “Breaking Free.” She even tagged ex-couples Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

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Curry on wearing contact lenses: 'Like a camera lens when you put it in focus'

STEPH Curry has already established himself as arguably the greatest shooter in NBA history.

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Ogie Diaz, Jerrold Tarog on Liza’s exit from ‘Darna’: Her health is more important

Actor-talent manager Ogie Diaz and director Jerrold Tarog aired their sentiments after Liza Soberano withdrew from Philippine superhero film project “Darna.”

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LOOK: Yasmien Kurdi graduates magna cum laude

Yasmien Kurdi finished her undergraduate studies with honors — no mean feat as a working student, mother and wife.

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Magic Johnson steps down as Los Angeles Lakers chief

Magic Johnson stunned the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday after resigning from his role as president of basketball operations at the struggling NBA giants.

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House help, nanny, seamstress now a magna cum laude

Cebu City, Philippines — Grace Labrador Bacus of Talisay City has gone through the toughest times just to finish her studies.

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Las Vegas Fil-Ams involved in murder-suicide

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Two Filipino-Americans were involved in what authorities consider to be a murder-suicide case on Wednesday morning.

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Playing at home court, PH athletes bat for overall win at SEA Games

MANILA – Filipino athletes are raring to win big at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games later this year with the country’s hosting of the 11-country meet.

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MICHAEL JACKSON TO REMAIN IN ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Michael Jackson will not be ejected from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, even after allegations of abuse were made about him in the new documentary Leaving Neverland, a representative said.

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WATCH: Duterte, Robredo send birthday greetings for Vice Ganda

MANILA - It's not every day that you get a birthday greeting from the president and vice president of the Philippines.

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Filipino netizens fume over Lonely Planet video featuring Banaue Rice Terraces

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Travel guide Lonely Planet is in hot water for publishing a video that claimed the famed Banaue Rice Terraces, dubbed by some as the "Eighth Wonder of the World," were built by the Chinese. The video was a feature on the "world's greenest places."

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Tricycle driver sa umaga, estudyante sa gabi.

Tricycle driver sa umaga, estudyante sa gabi. 'Yan si Generito Yosores, 64-anyos, at ngayo'y magtatapos na sa kursong Education (major in English) sa Western Mindanao State University-Molave sa Zamboanga Del Sur.

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LOOK: Teacher from Sultan Kudarat creates over 50 portraits for her students as graduation gifts

In 2018, Mailyn Esquelito Akoy made the rounds on social media after speaking proudly about her inspirational feat in life — having graduated from college through the hard work of her father who works as a “kargador” or porter.

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Maymay Entrata, aminadong challenging ang role sa 'MMK'

Challenging ang gagampanang role ni Maymay Entrata sa "Maalaala Mo Kaya." Gagampanan ni Maymay ang kuwento ni Judith Manap, isang katutubo na sumabak sa isang beauty pageant sa Mariveles, Bataan.

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'No steel plates': Officials insist new motorcycle plates are safe

MANILA - Transport authorities on Tuesday defended anew a new law that requires motorcycles to have bigger, readable, and color-coded number plates, amid protests from motorcycle riders.

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Conor McGregor retires from MMA again

'I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as 'Mixed Martial Art' today,' says McGregor in a shock announcement

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PDEA chief: 20 actors, 11 actresses on drugs watchlist

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty actors and eleven actresses are among the 31 celebrities on the government’s drugs watchlist, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino said Wednesday.

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Maine Mendoza brings Arjo Atayde as date to college reunion

MANILA, Philippines — Kapuso actress Maine Mendoza and Kapamilya actor Arjo Atayde were spotted anew in a theme park in Pasay.

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Justin Bieber puts music on hold while struggling not to fall apart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Teen hearthrob Justin Bieber has told fans he is putting new music on hold while he struggles with “deep rooted issues” that he hopes will stop him from falling apart.

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'No Window Hours' enforced on major roads, Mabuhay Lanes: MMDA

MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday reminded motorists that the “No Window Hours” policy will be strictly enforced in all major thoroughfares and in roads identified as Mabuhay Lanes.

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EPD Chief yearns for implementation of new motorcycle plate law amid another EDSA shooting

Following the drive-by shooting that killed a policeman on Tuesday; the chief Eastern Police District recommends the implementation of the new law which requires motorcycle to have bigger and color-coded license plates both in front and in the back.

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Katy Perry Cries Tears of Joy After This 'American Idol' Surprise Proposal -- Watch!

American Idolgot really romantic with a heartfelt expression of love on Monday's new episode.

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Heat back in playoff position

Dwyane Wade and the Heat trip the Mavs to reclaim the No. 8 spot in the East...

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Maine Mendoza hailed as Box Office Queen

MANILA, Philippines — Kapuso actress Maine Mendoza was awarded as the country’s Box Office Queen for the movie “Jack Em Popoy: The Pulis Credibles” in the recently concluded 50th Box Office Entertainment Awards of the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

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Kathryn Bernardo voted Favorite Trending Pinoy

MANILA – Kathryn Bernardo was voted the Favorite Trending Pinoy artist at this year’s Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.

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'Asia's Got Talent': 10-year-old Pinay gets standing ovation

The acts from the Philippines turned out to be the standouts from the second batch of semifinalists, as fans saw on Thursday's episode of "Asia's Got Talent." Junior Good Vibes, from Sampaloc, Manila, were sent straight to to the grand finals by the judges, while 10-year-old singer Eleana Gabunada got a standing ovation for her cover of "Defying Gravity."

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Jason Kidd mentioned as 'serious candidate' for Lakers coaching job

MANILA, Philippines – With the Los Angeles Lakers embracing the inevitable path away from the playoffs, team management is already looking forward to the next season.

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Lakers win again as LeBron torches Kings with triple-double

MANILA, Philippines – LeBron James recorded his eighth triple-double of the season to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Sacramento Kings, 111-106, on Sunday, March 24 (Monday, March 25, Manila time).

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Nagsalita na! Toni Fowler shares her side of the story

Toni Fowler aired her side of the story amidst the Jelai Andres and Jon Gutierrez controversy. She revealed that Jon also fooled her and made her believe that he was already separated with then girlfriend Jelai Andres in 2016.

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5 dead, 10 wounded as van flips over at NLEX

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - Five people were killed and 10 were wounded after their vehicle flipped over while passing through an elevated portion on the northbound side of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Apalit, Pampanga around noon Saturday.

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Tanod sa Cebu, cum laude sa kursong civil engineering

Estudyante sa umaga, tanod sa gabi. "Lodi" kung ituring ng kaniyang mga kaklase at guro ang tanod ng Barangay Kalubihan na si Janryll Tan na nagtapos na cum laude sa kursong civil enginerring sa isang kolehiyo sa Cebu.

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Duterte to get over P100,000 salary hike

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte will finally get a P102,000 monthly salary increase this year after approving the release of funds for the fourth tranche of salary hike for government officials. Duterte recently signed Executive Order No. 76 to ensure funding for the fourth tranche of the salary increase this 2019, as the passage of the national budget this year remained stalled.

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Pagsagip sa dayuhang muntik malunod sa BORACAY nag-viral

Nag-viral ang ginawang pagsagip ng magnobyo sa isang dayuhang nawalan ng malay at muntik nang malunod sa Boracay.

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Kathryn, Daniel have decided not to accept projects together in 2019

MANILA – Kathryn Bernardo revealed that she and boyfriend Daniel Padilla have agreed not to do any projects together for 2019. She made the statement through an open letter which Preview magazine published online on Tuesday.

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Daniel tells Kathryn: 'I love you very much'

MANILA - Kathryn Bernardo tried to hold back tears as she listened to Daniel Padilla’s birthday wish for her. The sweet moment happened after her production number on “ASAP Natin ‘To” on Sunday where she danced to Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings.”

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How San Beda Alabang cheer captain fights body-shaming, leads team to victory

How does one become a cheerleader? Does one have to fit a certain image or stereotype? As San Beda Alabang’s Junior Red Lions team captain Edgael Galimba, 16, has happily realized, one doesn’t have to be a typical cheerleader. In most people’s eyes, she doesn’t look like one—she isn’t reed-thin or even slim.

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Dani Barretto opens up about relationship with dad Kier Legaspi

MANILA -- Dani Barretto is the only daughter of Marjorie Barretto and Kier Legaspi but only one of them will be walking the bride-to-be down the aisle on her wedding day. Dani made this statement in her vlog entry on Saturday where she talked about her relationship with her father at length for the first time.

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WWE signs Pinoy wrestler

Just a few weeks after releasing a Filipino-American wrestler, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has signed another Pinoy.

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Angel Locsin eyed as Marvel’s Wave; actress says no thanks

MANILA, Philippines — Despite being eyed to play the role of Marvel’s new character Wave by its co-creator, Angel Locsin said she was already done with superhero roles.

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Chot says PH team has shot at beating Angola, Italy at World Cup. He explains

FOR someone who’s been there, Chot Reyes really, really likes the chances of Team Pilipinas in the coming FIBA World Cup. Reyes said he’s very positive about the Filipinos’ campaign in the August 31 to Sept. 15 showpiece in China owing to three major factors – groupings, scheduling, and tournament format.

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Angel Locsin reaches 5 million Instagram followers

MANILA, Philippines — Actress Angel Locsin celebrates another milestone: five million followers on Instagram!

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Prosecutor junks Gretchen Fullido libel raps vs Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano

(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor of Quezon City has dismissed libel charges filed by ABS-CBN anchor Gretchen Fullido against ABS-CBN journalist Ces Drilon, ABS-CBN news reporter Marie Lozano, and ABS-CBN news executive Venancio Borromeo.

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PAGASA declares start of dry season

MANILA, Philippines – The country's dry season has officially begun. In a statement on Friday, March 22, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced the end of the northeast monsoon or hanging amihan, which means the start of the dry season.

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Scientists Have Discovered a Seaweed that Tastes Like Bacon But Much Healthier!

We all love bacon. I would gladly have bacons any day than, say, seaweeds. The only problem here, of course, is that we all know that the latter is much healthier to consume than the former.

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LOOK: New Filipina superhero to debut in Marvel comics

MANILA - Coming soon to the Marvel Universe: a Filipina superhero. Comic book writer Greg Pak took to Twitter to unveil the look of a new Filipino heroine in the Marvel Universe, designed by Filipino comic book artist Leinil Francis Yu.

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Duterte signs law mandating use of car seats for children

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that will require vehicle owners to use car seats when transporting children. Duterte signed last Feb. 22 Republic Act 11229 or the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act. A copy of the law was released by the Palace on Tuesday.

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James Reid’s ex calls out JaDine fans

MANILA, Philippines — James Reid’s former girlfriend Ericka Villongco called out the fans of the JaDine love team for bashing her. In an Instagram story on Wednesday, the Los Angeles-based model and singer wrote that it is unfair for her to get hate messages for merely being the ex-girlfriend of the actor.

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It's official! Kathryn, Alden to be paired in a movie

MANILA - The rumors are true! Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards are teaming up for a big-screen project. Set to come out this year, the movie will be directed by Cathy Garcia Molina and produced by Star Cinema.

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MWSS: Water shortage government's 'fault,' solutions underway

MANILA -- A water shortage that is bringing misery to tens of thousands in the Philippine capital is the "fault" of government, which for years, has failed to build a new water source to meet demand from a growing population, a regulator said Thursday.

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49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead Friday, with one gunman -- identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city.

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Sandigan convicts ex-OMB chair Ronnie Ricketts of graft

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has convicted former Optical Media Board (OMB) chairman Ronny Ricketts of graft in connection with the release of confiscated pirated movie discs in 2010.

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Facebook blames server problem for massive outage

Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader.

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Taylor Swift Takes Selfies With Swifties At iHeartRadio Awards After Her Big Win — See Sweet Video

This is just too precious. After receiving the ‘Tour of the Year’ award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Taylor Swift celebrated in the most special way – by taking selfies with her fans!

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Oh baby, baby... Britney Spears hits set for Broadway

NEW YORK - Britney Spears is heading to Broadway, the singer announced Tuesday, in the form of a fairytale jukebox musical with a feminist bent set to the pop star's hits. "Once Upon a One More Time" begins previews and then a limited run in Chicago from October 29 before setting its sights on New York.

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Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

NEW YORK, United States – “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among 50 people indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities. Read more: https://entertainment.inquirer.net/321591/hollywood-stars-among-dozens-charged-over-college-entrance-scam#ixzz5itHalEpE Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

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WATCH: Nadine Lustre’s swimwear ad for H&M

MANILA – Swedish fast fashion giant H&M has released its newest swimwear advertisement featuring its first Filipino ambassador, Nadine Lustre. Uploaded on H&M’s Facebook page on Monday, the short film shows Lustre wearing pieces from her namesake swimwear line with the brand.

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Duterte signs law mandating child restraint system in vehicles

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law mandating special protection for child passengers in motor vehicles. Duterte signed Republic Act 11229 (Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act) on February 22, nearly a month after the enrolled bill was transmitted on January 24 to Malacañang for his approval.

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Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes, killing all 157 on board

NAIROBI — An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster. The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8:38 a.m. local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8:44 a.m. (1:44 p.m., PHL time).

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Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod are engaged. She autographed a poster for him 20 years ago

(CNN)Jenny from the block got a rock. "She said yes," Alex Rodriguez gushed on Instagram as he posted the picture of a very large diamond on the left hand of presumably Jennifer Lopez, who posted the same photo on her Instagram along with eight heart emojis.

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Comedian Chokoleit dies

(UPDATED) Comedian Chokoleit passed away aged 48 on Saturday night, his talent agency, Star Magic, has confirmed. Chokoleit, whose real name was Jonathan Aguilar Garcia, featured regularly in ABS-CBN movies and shows, most notably in 2004's Kapamilya fantaserye "Marina".

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'I'm no artist,' says homeless man who paints on scrap wood

"Do you consider yourself an artist?" The man responded with a gesture of disagreement with his paint-stained hands. "Tsamba, tsamba lang," he quipped. "Kapag artist, kailangang nakapag-aral 'yan. Kailangang may pinag-aralan tungkol sa art, di ba?"

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PH skaters hit ground running for 2024 Olympics

The Philippine skateboarding team has started to lay down the groundwork with skateboarding approved as a regular event in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. The Skateboarding and Roller Sports Association of the Philippines has recently accredited 12 new judges and referees under the tutelage of Asian Extreme Sports Federation technical director Warren Stuart.

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Luke Perry, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and 'Riverdale' Star, Dead at 52

His rep confirmed his death on Monday. "Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke," the statement reads. "He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.

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Duterte picks Diokno as new Bangko Sentral chief

President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno as the new governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Palace confirmed Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte announced his decision to appoint Diokno at the start of Monday’s Cabinet meeting.

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Forbes names Kylie Jenner youngest self-made billionaire

Move over Mark Zuckerberg. At 21, Kylie Jenner has been named the youngest-ever, self-made billionaire by Forbes magazine. Forbes estimated that Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics is worth at least $900 million, and she owns it all. She hits the billion-dollar mark when you add in cash she has already pulled from the profitable business, the magazine said. Read more: https://entertainment.inquirer.net/320749/forbes-names-kylie-jenner-youngest-self-made-billionaire#ixzz5hpJNe18d Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

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Clint Bondad addresses breakup in long Instagram post

After too much sympathy and criticism coming his way, model-actor Clint Bondad finally spoke up about his breakup with Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray. The actor, who addressed the breakup issue following Gray's interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda", shared his thoughts on Instagram, saying that he finally decided to set all the record straight so that people no longer came up to him and expressed their sadness about the breakup, and so that he could control what would come out of the whole situation.

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Manny Villar is now PH's richest man

Tycoon and former Senate president Manny Villar is now the richest man in the Philippines, Forbes Magazine said Tuesday. Villar has a net worth of $5.5 billion, up from last year's $5 billion, and ranked 317th worldwide, Forbes said in its 2019 ranking of the world’s billionaires.

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Duterte approves implementation plan for National Program on Family Planning

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together with members of the Cabinet, has approved the full and intensified Implementation Plan for the National Program on Family Planning, Malacañang said on Tuesday. The plan was presented by National Economic and Development Authority Director-General Ernesto Pernia, and Commission on Population and Development Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III at the 35th Cabinet Meeting on Monday, March 4.

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LTO starts implementing new policy on driver's license

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Monday advised drivers applying for a license that starting this week, some of its offices will only accept medical certificates submitted online by accredited clinics and doctors. The LTO said the new policy also applies to drivers applying for student permits as well as those who are renewing their license.

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Pacquiao defends Karen Davila after viral interview: 'I was never offended'

Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Friday came to the defense of broadcast journalist Karen Davila who received flak online for their televised interview which has since gone viral. The boxer-turned-lawmaker also pleaded to the public to "stop the hate" and work instead.

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Imee Marcos did not graduate, no honors, from UP Diliman, says UP exec

Imee Marcos did not graduate from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, much less finish a degree with honors, a high-ranking UP official disclosed on Friday. The country's premier state university disclosed this after the Ilocos Norte governor, now a senatorial candidate backed by President Rodrigo Duterte, posted photos of her supposed graduation from the UP College of Law in 1983.

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Rami Malek Wins Best Actor Award At This Year's Oscars

Rami Malek has won the Oscar for best actor at this year's Academy Awards. The 37-year-old actor was awarded the gong for his role as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami might be running out of places to show off his awards, though, having already won a BAFTA and Golden Globe for best actor - making tonight's win a rather lovely hat-trick.

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Ariana Grande is now the most-followed woman on Instagram

The 25-year-old "thank u, next" singer Ariana Grande just became the most-followed woman on Instagram. In a report on Unang Balita Wednesday, Lyn Ching said Ariana has already reached 146, 280,000 followers, surpassing Selena Gomez by more than 20,000 followers.

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Matteo Guidicelli skydives, declares love for Sarah G. in midair

Matteo Guidicelli went into daredevil mode as he went skydiving for the first time. The Filipino-Italian actor and triathlete’s adventure happened at the WCC Aviation Binalonan Airfield in Pangasinan, as seen in a Facebook video by professional skydiver and instructor Snooky Cruz, posted last Monday, Feb. 25.

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Parents, guardians urged to guide kids on online safety

The Department of Education is urging parents and guardians to be pay more attention to their children's activities online in light of news about a so-called "Momo challenge" and similar "online challenges that reportedly lead to self-harm and suicide among the youth."

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Enrique, Liza confirm relationship of 'more than two years'

Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano have admitted that they are already a couple. Appearing on "Gandang Gabi Vice" on Sunday, the "Alone/Together" stars were asked about their relationship.

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Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom get engaged on Valentine's Day

Congratulations are in order for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom after the couple got engaged this Valentine's Day. The pop star took to Instagram this Friday (Manila time) to share a picture of herself with the actor as she showed off her large ring. "Full bloom," was the caption she used.

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Top 3 NBA plays from All-Star Game 2019

The NBA All-Star Game doesn't fail in producing highlights every year, but there are only a handful of plays worthy of a second look. Although Team Giannis squandered a 20-point lead in its 164-178 loss to Team LeBron, Giannis Antetokounmpo stole the show for himself by exploding for a game-high 38 points with 11 rebounds and 5 assists.

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New law lets you keep your mobile number under different service provider

You can now keep your mobile number even if you decide to change your mobile service provider, thanks to a new law. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No 11202 or the Mobile Number Portability Act on February 14. A copy of the law was made public on Tuesday, February 19.

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Leaving Facebook makes people happier but less informed, study says

Pop princess Ariana Grande is the first act in more than 50 years to claim simultaneously the top three spots on the US singles chart, industry tracker Billboard said Monday.

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PAGASA issues El Niño advisory, says temp could exceed 40°C in some parts of PHL

PAGASA has issued El Niño Advisory No. 1 as the phenomenon — which is already being felt in the Pacific — is expected to go full blown by the end of February or March.

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Duterte signs law providing health care to all

President Duterte led yesterday the ceremonial signing of the Universal Health Law and the Revised Corporation Code, among other measures, at Malacañang.

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Duterte signs law expanding maternity leave to 105 days

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law extending paid maternity leave to 105 days, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said Thursday.

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Leaving Facebook makes people happier but less informed, study says

Leaving Facebook may be good for your emotional well being, but you could be less informed about current events. A new report from researchers at New York University and Stanford University looked at what happened to people who deactivated their accounts. The researchers paid people $102 to turn-off their Facebook accounts for four weeks.

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DOTr cites need to amend land transport law to legalize motorcycle taxis

Legalizing the use of motorcycles in public transport needs an amendment of the law, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Saturday, as it sought time to study such proposal. In a statement, the DOTr said an existing law on land transportation "clearly does not allow motorcycles to be classified as 'for hire' or for public utility."

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Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical hits Broadway

We've got one hand in our pockets and another giving 90's musician Alanis Morissette's newest announcement a thumbs-up. Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette's iconic alternative-rock hits are being revived as a musical.

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Free live stream for Maroon 5 concert with 'big hip-hop presence'

The Super Bowl has kicked, about to see what Maroon 5 has in store for us during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show. When the popular band was named as the headliner for massively watched concert, it left some people scratching their heads, as plenty of wildly successful musical acts have come out of the Atlanta area, including a large portion from the hip-hop genre.

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Anne Curtis gives 34 Blackpink concert tickets to fans

In celebration of her 34th birthday, Anne Curtis gave away 34 tickets to the upcoming Manila concert of the South Korean girl group Blackpink. The “It’s Showtime” host got to meet the lucky fans on Thursday as she gave the general admission tickets to the Blackpink concert, which will be held on February 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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Duterte transfers power to approve reclamation projects to his office

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order transferring the power to approve reclamation projects to the Office of the President. Duterte signed on Feb. 1 EO No. 74 transferring the Philippine Reclamation Authority to the OP.

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Grammy-nominated Rapper 21 Savage arrested by ICE, faces deportation

Grammy-nominated Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage was arrested by U.S. immigration officials on Sunday, who said he was illegally in the country and a convicted felon. The rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the United States from the UK as a teenager in 2005, overstaying his visa to settle in Atlanta, said Bryan Cox, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Pacers beat Lakers by 42, deal LeBron worst defeat of career

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Indiana Pacers tied an NBA franchise record by making 19 3-pointers in a 136-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, handing LeBron James the most lopsided loss of his career.

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Duterte to get over P100,000 salary hike

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte will finally get a P102,000 monthly salary increase this year after approving the release of funds for the fourth tranche of salary hike for government officials. Duterte recently signed Executive Order No. 76 to ensure funding for the fourth tranche of the salary increase this 2019, as the passage of the national budget this year remained stalled.

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Pagsagip sa dayuhang muntik malunod sa BORACAY nag-viral

Nag-viral ang ginawang pagsagip ng magnobyo sa isang dayuhang nawalan ng malay at muntik nang malunod sa Boracay.

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Duterte to get over P100,000 salary hike

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte will finally get a P102,000 monthly salary increase this year after approving the release of funds for the fourth tranche of salary hike for government officials. Duterte recently signed Executive Order No. 76 to ensure funding for the fourth tranche of the salary increase this 2019, as the passage of the national budget this year remained stalled.

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Pagsagip sa dayuhang muntik malunod sa BORACAY nag-viral

Nag-viral ang ginawang pagsagip ng magnobyo sa isang dayuhang nawalan ng malay at muntik nang malunod sa Boracay.

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Duterte to get over P100,000 salary hike

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte will finally get a P102,000 monthly salary increase this year after approving the release of funds for the fourth tranche of salary hike for government officials. Duterte recently signed Executive Order No. 76 to ensure funding for the fourth tranche of the salary increase this 2019, as the passage of the national budget this year remained stalled.

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Pagsagip sa dayuhang muntik malunod sa BORACAY nag-viral

Nag-viral ang ginawang pagsagip ng magnobyo sa isang dayuhang nawalan ng malay at muntik nang malunod sa Boracay.

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Scientists Have Discovered a Seaweed that Tastes Like Bacon But Much Healthier!

We all love bacon. I would gladly have bacons any day than, say, seaweeds. The only problem here, of course, is that we all know that the latter is much healthier to consume than the former.

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LOOK: New Filipina superhero to debut in Marvel comics

MANILA - Coming soon to the Marvel Universe: a Filipina superhero. Comic book writer Greg Pak took to Twitter to unveil the look of a new Filipino heroine in the Marvel Universe, designed by Filipino comic book artist Leinil Francis Yu.

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Unsend feature rolls out for Facebook Messenger

Facebook said Wednesday it started rolling out a feature that lets 1.3 billion users of its Messenger app remove messages on the platform. Messages can be removed for individual chats and group conversations as users can opt to delete a message either just for themselves or for other persons they sent it to, Facebook said.

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5 dead, 10 wounded as van flips over at NLEX

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - Five people were killed and 10 were wounded after their vehicle flipped over while passing through an elevated portion on the northbound side of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Apalit, Pampanga around noon Saturday.

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Tanod sa Cebu, cum laude sa kursong civil engineering

Estudyante sa umaga, tanod sa gabi. "Lodi" kung ituring ng kaniyang mga kaklase at guro ang tanod ng Barangay Kalubihan na si Janryll Tan na nagtapos na cum laude sa kursong civil enginerring sa isang kolehiyo sa Cebu.

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1,800 hurdle 2018 Bar

MANILA, Philippines — A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) topped the 2018 Bar examination, the results released yesterday by the Supreme Court (SC) showed.

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5 undocumented OFW intercepted at airport

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

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