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 2018-06-20 02:15 

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Poe okay with anti-tambay ops if PNP trains cops...

Senator Grace Poe threw her support behind President Rodrigo Duterte's directive against bystanders loitering at night, but at the same time urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to train its personnel on the proper procedures in their operations...

 2018-06-20 01:52 

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Chinese anti-porn office targets video streamers whispering on microphones...

Chinese cyber authorities have cracked down on video streamers whispering on microphones.Some video streamers that specialize in streaming, doing relaxation sounds or autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) videos are being targeted by China's ant...

 2018-06-20 01:44 

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Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron's plans...

CLEVELAND --- LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft.At least not directly.With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this yea...

 2018-06-20 01:21 

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Federer stretches winning streak on grass to 17 in Halle...

HALLE, Germany --- Roger Federer opened his Gerry Weber Open title defense by seeing off Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.The world No. 1 broke the No. 72nd-ranked Bedene at the first attempt and again for 5-4 in the second set to wrap up the ...

 2018-06-20 01:15 

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Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1...

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia --- Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era.Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup --- and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah...

 2018-06-20 01:15 

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Which designer did Meghan Markle wear for her first Royal Ascott?...

Meghan Marklemade her Royal Ascott debut as the Duchess of Sussex, she was of course accompanied by the Duke of Sussex,Prince Harry. The event is an annual week of horse races attended by The Queen and members of the royal family.The style guide for the R...

 2018-06-20 01:09 

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Senegal beats Poland 2-1 in first African win at World Cup...

MOSCOW --- Senegal midfielder Mbaye Niang saw the signal from the referee to re-enter following treatment for an injury and jogged along the center line. Then Niang noticed Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak loft a backpass to Jan Bednarek, who hadn't r...

 2018-06-20 01:04 

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Iran player dodges question on women's rights at World Cup...

KAZAN, Russia --- Women's rights are a sensitive issue within the Iran team at the World Cup.Masoud Shojaei was evasive during his team's news conference Tuesday when the midfielder was asked what he thought of Iranian women in stadiums in Russia....

 2018-06-20 00:53 

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PH Wildcats march its way into Pony World Series...

The Wildcats 10-under baseball team reigned supreme in the PONY Asia Pacific Zone Championships (Mustang Division) as they white-washed Southeast Asian rivals, Vietnam (15-2) and Indonesia (16-0) in their respective round-robin matches recently held in Ta...

 2018-06-20 00:29 

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Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical...

NEW YORK, United States -- The life of Michael Jackson will be coming to Broadway in a musical incorporating the King of Pop's tunes penned by a leading US playwright.Producers of the musical announced the project on Tuesday without revealing a title ...

 2018-06-20 00:25 

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Stock markets plunge on US-China trade war fears...

WASHINGTON, United States -- Global stock markets tumbled Tuesday on rising fears of a trade war after US President Donald Trump threatened fresh tariffs on Chinese imports and Beijing warned of countermeasures.Eyes were also on talks in Germany between t...

 2018-06-20 00:19 

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Police collar 7,000 'tambays' violating ordinances...

There is no stopping the Philippine National Police (PNP) in rounding up "tambays" or nighttime idlers as it arrested more than 7,000 people for allegedly violating ordinances in Metro Manila during the past week. From 5:00 a.m. of June 13 to 5:00...

 2018-06-20 00:04 

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Opioids killed nearly 4,000 in Canada last year official...

OTTAWA, Canada -- The opioid crisis claimed nearly 4,000 lives in Canada last year, mainly from overdoses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, the public health agency said Tuesday, warning of a worsening situation.The death toll was 34 percent higher tha...

 2018-06-19 23:55 

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Five hurt in 'minor' explosion at London underground station...

LONDON, United Kingdom -- A "minor" explosion at an underground train station in London late Tuesday left five people injured, none seriously,British police said, adding that the incident appeared to be caused by an electrical short circuit.The Lo...

 2018-06-19 23:25 

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Ousted CJ Sereno makes exit with guns blazing...

Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday accused President Rodrigo Duterte of weakening the rule of law, hours after the Supreme Court upheld its May 11 decision to grant a government petition to remove her from office."The responsibility ...

 2018-06-19 23:24 

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US withdraws from 'cesspool' UN rights body...

WASHINGTON, United States -- The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, condemning the "hypocrisy" of its members and its alleged "unrelenting bias" against Israel.The US ambassador to the United Na...

 2018-06-19 23:24 

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Search for chief justice begins...

The search for a new chief justice began on Tuesday after the Supreme Court upheld the expulsion of Maria Lourdes Sereno as the Philippines' top judge, in a final ruling that critics warned was unconstitutional and threatened judicial independence and...

 2018-06-19 23:23 

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SC clears Marcoses, cronies on behest loans...

The Supreme Court has barred the government from recovering billions of pesos in behest loans that the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos allegedly granted to his cronies.Voting unanimously, the high tribunal's First Division threw out for lack of eviden...

 2018-06-19 23:22 

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Don't expect justice, Duterte tells kin of drug war casualties...

President Rodrigo Duterte said families who lost loved ones in his war on drugs would not receive justice, rejecting calls by human rights groups seeking redress for the thousands killed in the bloody campaign since he took office in 2016.The President al...

 2018-06-19 23:21 

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Bridge projects first step to interconnected Visayas...

(Last of two parts)"Too good to be true," a former regional official of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said of the Duterte administration's plans to build eight bridges to connect islands in the Visayas.Perry Fajardo, a...

 2018-06-19 22:59 

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Jail officer gunned down in Bohol...

CEBU CITY --- A jail officer was killed in an ambush by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Barangay Balintawak, Talibon town, in Bohol on Tuesday.Jail Officer 2 (JO2) Ricky Encila died after he was shot several times in the body, said Supt. Reyman Tolentin, publ...

 2018-06-19 22:52 

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Scattered rain in Luzon on Wednesday...

Two weather systems will bring rain over parts of the country on Wednesday, the weather bureau said. Eastern Visayas and the Bicol Region will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains due to the trough of a low-pressure area (LPA), the Philippine At...

 2018-06-19 21:50 

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Joma: Duterte causing confusion in talks...

Exiled communist leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison opposed a proposal to seek a review by Congress of draft agreements between rebels and the government as a condition for formal talks to start, saying this was one of President Rodrigo Duterte's ...

 2018-06-19 21:49 

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PNP chief: 48 cops slain in drug war...

The war on drugs has killed 48 police officers and wounded 122 others since 2016 but these were rarely highlighted in debates over President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against drugs and crime, Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayald...

 2018-06-19 21:48 

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Solons back Ombudsman suspension of ERC execs...

Several House members on Tuesday lauded the Ombudsman's decision to again suspend four officials of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for neglect of duty on electric bill deposits that were allegedly misused by power distributor Manila Electric C...

 2018-06-19 21:46 

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President insists on PH as peace talks venue...

President Rodrigo Duterte insisted on Tuesday that peace talks between the government and communist rebels should be held in the Philippines and not in a foreign country.A day after exiled communist leader Jose Maria Sison warned that peace talks were doo...

 2018-06-19 21:44 

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Palace backs probe of P8.1-B DOH anomaly...

Malacaang said it expected the Department of Health (DOH) to complete an investigation of alleged irregularities surrounding an P8.1-billion project to build village health stations nationwide.Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday announced an in...

 2018-06-19 21:42 

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Fox's ordeal not over Roque...

Australian nun Patricia Fox's ordeal is far from over, according to Malacaang.Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Department of Justice's order giving Fox a reprieve did not apply to charges that she violated the terms of her stay in th...

 2018-06-19 21:38 

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Duterte trip to Kuwait to push through after Sona...

President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on visiting Kuwait and the trip is likely to push through after his third State of the Nation Address on July 23, according to Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.The President was invited to visit Kuwait after he rante...

 2018-06-19 21:19 

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Maute gunmen abandon camp as soldiers advance...

ILIGAN CITY --- The military on Tuesday said it stumbled upon a deserted camp of remnants of the Maute group as government troops continued pursuing Islamic State (IS)-inspired gunmen in Tubaran town, Lanao del Sur province."Our troops found several a...

 2018-06-19 21:04 

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Help is on the way...

With its playoff presence on the line, Barangay Ginebra appears to have restored its winning chemistry with Justin Brownlee.The Gin Kings are again counting on that Brownlee partnership in another must-win status against the Columbian Dyip's steely re...

 2018-06-19 21:03 

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Morpheus rises in MacauZaha Hadid's final masterpiece...

As the world's first free-form, exoskeleton high-rise structure, Morpheus is undoubtedly Asia's newest landmark.The 39-story hotel's total capital expenditure is $1.1 billion.But, chances are, people will flock to see it not for its cost or ne...

 2018-06-19 21:03 

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BanKo-Perlas, Pocari in crucial matches as race for semis berths heats up...

Depending on who emerges victorious on Wednesday's doubleheader, the race to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference will either finally clear up or get all the more muddled.BanKo-Perlas and Iriga-Navy duel at 6 ...

 2018-06-19 21:02 

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Are you competent to talk sexuality to your kid in this digital age?...

Michele S. Alignay, psychologist, counselor, author, speaker and mother of two Gen-Z kids, gave a recent talk on "Decoding Family and Sexuality Matters in the Social Media Age" to parents at De La Salle Santiago Zobel in Alabang.Talking about sexu...

 2018-06-19 21:01 

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Bookends as style statements...

Spruce up your bookshelves and turn them into design elements.We took a couple of wood and ceramic figurines and turned them into interesting bookends!Once you get going, the fun ideas and themes are endless!For our "Asia meets Africa" bookends, w...

 2018-06-19 16:38 

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2,000 kids yanked from parents — Trump's self-inflicted domestic crisis...

WASHINGTON--- Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, what's real and what's not, and what might happen next.HOW DID WE GET HERE?Tens of th...

 2018-06-19 16:37 

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Her long and painful road to a happy Father's Day...

OAKLAND, California -- It is always said that one is fortunate to be leaving the Philippines to go to the United States and live there, but this proved to be tough on one daughter who had to leave behind her father and not see him for most of her life. Jo...

 2018-06-19 16:37 

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Men in police camouflage uniforms kill 3 people in Zamboanga del Sur...

PAGADIAN CITY -- Armed men wearing police camouflage uniforms ambushed and killed three persons -- one of them a public high school teacher -- in Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur on Tuesday.Senior Insp. Jeremias Pepito, the Dimataling police chief, identifie...

 2018-06-19 16:36 

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Fil-Am activists resist 'looming Duterte's dictatorship'...

The anti-dictatorship movement in the Filipino American community helped oust Ferdinand Marcos during the 1986 EDSA People Power uprising. That spirit of opposition to repression and injustice didn't go away after 1986.When President Rodrigo Duterte l...

 2018-06-19 16:35 

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'Until death do us part'...

"Love seeks to be definitive; it cannot be an arrangement 'until further notice'" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1646).I note here that the Catholic and the Anglican matrimonial promises are the same, and the following are the five cha...

 2018-06-19 16:35 

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Kinding Sindaw's 'Mindanao the Legend' to premiere in NY...

NEW YORK -- For its 25th anniversary, Kinding Sindaw Heritage Foundation, Inc. will premiere "Mindanao: The Legend of Tabunaway, Mamalu and Their Descendants" at La MaMa E.T.C from June 21 to June 24, 2018."Mindanao the Legend" with concep...

 2018-06-19 16:29 

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Cop shot dead in Toledo City...

CEBU CITY -- Another police officer was killed in an ambush in early evening on Tuesday in Cebu.This time the shooting incident happened in Sitio Cabancalan, Barangay Daanlungsod, Toledo City in western Cebu where a gunman shot dead PO2 Melchizedeck Batom...

 2018-06-19 16:04 

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Djokovic lines up Dimitrov in 2nd round at Queen's Club...

LONDON --- Novak Djokovic's first appearance at Queen's Club in eight years was successful when he put away Australian qualifier John Millman 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday.Djokovic, entered as a wild card, will play second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the seco...

 2018-06-19 16:04 

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Don't rain on Goyo's parade...

The cast of Jerrold Tarog's historical epic "Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral" trooped to Rizal Park, in full revolutionary regalia, to take part in the Independence Day parade last week.Needless to say, the actors were mighty proud to represent their...

 2018-06-19 16:03 

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'Us and Them': Love makes the ultimate sacrifice in riveting romantic drama...

Love means never having to say you're sorry. But, sometimes, letting petty misunderstandings pile up unaddressed could have disastrous repercussions.In the three-hanky romantic drama "Us and Them," which makes its Netflix debut on Friday, the ...

 2018-06-19 16:02 

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Eventful fusion of politics, personal triumphs at Urian...

If hip-hop artist Abra would do another movie, he said it would be "either sci-fi or fantasy, and with another badass director."Abra recently bagged the Gawad Urian best actor trophy for his performance in Treb Monteras II's "Respeto."...

 2018-06-19 16:01 

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Glamorous celeb gives plain miss a makeover...

Coquettish Damsel had to contend with a multitude of snide remarks, growing up in the shadow of Glamorous Celebrity.Kibitzers can't help comparing the two. After all, GC is a great beauty, while CD is ... never mind.Fortunately, nothing is impossible ...

 2018-06-19 15:57 

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Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup...

SARANSK, Russia--- Yuya Osako had a surprise in store for those who gave Japan little chance of competing with Colombia at the World Cup.Osako's gritty determination to set up one goal and his 73rd-minute header from Keisuke Honda's corner kick li...

 2018-06-19 15:53 

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Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping...

SOCHI, Russia --- Neymar limped out of Brazil's training session at the World Cup on Tuesday because of pain in his right ankle.The Brazilian soccer confederation said the injury was not serious, adding Neymar left as a precaution and would be back in...

 2018-06-19 14:51 

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Lauryn Hill names huge supporting acts for 'Miseducation' anniversary tour...

Lauryn Hill's upcoming tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" has just revealed its supporting acts: a long list of major artists including NAS, M.I.A., A$AP Rocky, SZA, Busta Rhymes and many more.Other arti...

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