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 2018-01-16 06:03 

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NCAA volleyball: Lady Chiefs drop a set, but improve to 4-0...

Defending champion Arellano University got an unexpected but much-needed wakeup call in the second set but still fended off Jose Rizal University, 25-11, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16, in the NCAA Season 93 women's volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying...

 2018-01-16 05:57 

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Thousands more evacuate as eruption of Mt. Mayon looms...

[ventuno id='MCsxMDY4MDY2fHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno]The number of people evacuated has increased to more than 20,000 as the lava from the Mayon Volcano continued to flow. As of Tuesday, January 16, a total of 5,318 families or 21,823 ...

 2018-01-16 05:54 

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More gov't workers arrested for illegal drugs in 2017 PDEA...

More government employees were arrested in anti-drug operations in 2017 comparedto previous years, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said 301 government workers, composed of 129elected officials...

 2018-01-16 05:40 

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ERC execs suspension no 'debilitating effect' in power supply, services DOE chief...

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi assured on Tuesday that the suspension of four commissioners in the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) officials will not cause a "debilitating effect" on the country's power supply and services. This was contrary...

 2018-01-16 05:36 

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Comelec issues calendar of activities for barangay, youth polls...

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has prescribed its new calendar of activities as well as prohibited acts in relation to the May 14, 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.In Comelec Resolution No. 10246 promulgated on Monday, the poll body...

 2018-01-16 05:25 

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Korina Sanchez Has a New Billboard and Netizens Thought It Was Liz Uy...

When we saw photos of Korina Sanchez at the #aKHOandmyBELOved wedding, we couldn't help but look up what she does to keep herself youthful. And as if we needed another reminder, she now has a billboard along EDSA.Breaking news! @thisiskorinasanchezrox...

 2018-01-16 05:23 

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Angelica Panganiban wouldn't have accepted role if latest movie were entitled 'Ang Dalawang Mrs. Cruz'...

Kapamilya award-winning actress Angelica Panganiban yet again gave a laugh-out moment when she answered if she would accept her role in her latest movie if it were titled "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Cruz.""Hindi siguro nila ipo-produce 'yun, kasi m...

 2018-01-16 05:20 

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Military's Solcom team assists Mayon evacuees...

LUCENA CITY -- As volcanologists warned of a possible hazardous eruption of Mt. Mayon in Albay province, the military's Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) has placed its disaster response units (DRUs) on active mode. Lt. General Danilo Pamonag, Solcom co...

 2018-01-16 05:09 

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Duterte has nothing to do with SEC ruling vs Rappler, says Palace...

President Rodrigo Duterte has denied he had a hand on the controversial ruling of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoking Rappler's license for allegedly violating ownership rules. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte calle...

 2018-01-16 05:05 

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Judy Ann Santos, Angelica Panganiban speak: Which hurts more? To be left for a woman or for a man?...

Judy Ann Santos and Angelica Panganiban believe it hurts worse to be left for another woman rather than a man.At first, Santos says any form of betrayal hurts. However, there are certain realizations that differentiate the pain a betrayed straight woman g...

 2018-01-16 05:05 

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Guinobatan, Camalig suspend classes as Mayon Volcano stays restless...

[ventuno id='MCsxMDY4MDY2fHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno]The municipalities of Camalig and Guinobatan have suspended on Tuesday classes in all levels as the Mayon Volcano continued to show signs of restiveness and ash fall posed health ris...

 2018-01-16 04:58 

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Mariel Rodriguez defends Robin Padilla over 'Pilipinas Got Talent' controversy...

Actress and television host Mariel Rodriguez did not hold back in defending her husband, actor Robin Padilla, from critics who slammed him as racist and rude for reprimanding a "Pilipinas Got Talent" Korean contestant. She also hit back at bashers...

 2018-01-16 04:50 

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SC set to hear 4 petitions vs martial law extension...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the four petitions againstthe full-year extension of martial law.Oral argument is set for two consecutive days---Jan. 16 and 17.The first petition was filed by the minority bloc from Congress led by Albay Representat...

 2018-01-16 04:35 

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Robredo's net trust rating surges to 'very good' in Q4 2017 survey SWS...

Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating surged to "very good" in the Social Weather Stations (SWS) Fourth Quarter 2017 survey that was released on Tuesday. The latest survey put Robredo's net trust rating at 52 percent -- a 16-point...

 2018-01-16 04:07 

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How Francis M showed up for Maxene Magalona's wedding...

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd2oqLHlCpQ/?taken-by=maxenemagalonaMaxene Magalona wished that her father, the late master rapper Francis M, could walk her down the aisle, and in some way, it came true.The glowing bride shared a video of herself in tears as ...

 2018-01-16 04:07 

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SM Prime plans P20B new bond offer...

Property giant SM Prime Holdings is raising as much as P20 billion to expand its real estate empire by offering a new tranche of long term bonds to retail investors.The new offering - the third tranche of its P60-billion shelf registration of fixed rate b...

 2018-01-16 03:24 

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Muntinlupa judge's decision to inhibit 'a step in the right direction' De Lima...

Senator Leila De Lima welcomed on Tuesday the decision of Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Judge Juanita Guerrero to inhibit from handling the drug charge against her, saying the judge's decision was "a step in the right direction." "T...

 2018-01-16 03:13 

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Saab Magalona, Ruby Rose, and Other Musicians React to Dolores O'Riordan's Death...

Fans of The Cranberries are mourning today due to the sudden death of the band's vocalist Dolores O'Riordan. She was 46.According to BBC, Dolores was found dead at a hotel in Park Lane, London. Her publicist Lindsey Holmes said in a statement that...

 2018-01-16 02:58 

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Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor...

Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.Drawing in part from their strength, the four-time gold medalist acknowledged Monday she is am...

 2018-01-16 02:52 

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Brooks scores 19 to lead Grizzlies over Lakers...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Dillon Brooks matched his season best with 19 points and eight Memphis players finished in double figures, helping the Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-114 on Monday.Marc Gasol had 17 points and seven rebounds for Memphis, whil...

 2018-01-16 02:50 

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Canadian man charged over leak of three billion hacked accounts...

An Ontario man made his first court appearance on Monday to answer charges of running a website that collected personal and password data from some three billion accounts, and sold them for profit. Jordan Evan Bloom, 27, of Thornhill earned some Can$247,0...

 2018-01-16 02:47 

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Joel Embiid, 76ers barely hold on, edge Raptors...

PHILADELPHIA --- Just as the Philadelphia 76ers were letting yet another big lead slip away, a leak in their locker room sent water spilling into the hallway.Sixers employees stopped the stream before it reached the court, and the players prevented a four...

 2018-01-16 02:41 

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LaVine gets 18, Bulls end Miami's 7-game win streak...

CHICAGO --- Zach LaVine is making the most of his limited minutes.The guard scored 18 points in his second game with Chicago as the Bulls ended the Miami Heat's seven-game winning streak with a 119-111 victory Monday."I'm still a little tired,...

 2018-01-16 02:25 

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Rick Owens Put Pony Hair on Your Favorite Ugly-Pretty Sandal...

If you need further proof that Birkenstocks are coming back, here it is. Designer Rick Owens recently collaborated with the brand to create new pairs, including one with a pony hair finish.The new Birks are made with Rick's monochromatic style. InGQ&#...

 2018-01-16 02:22 

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Phivolcs to launch handbook of seismic hazard maps...

In a bid to improve the nation's response to earthquakes, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is set to launch an earthquake atlas to help engineers design quake-resilient buildings and structures in the country. The Phiv...

 2018-01-16 02:07 

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Poe to DOTr: What's happening to jeepney modernization plan?...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) should submit its report and enlighten the public on the latest developments on the jeepney modernization program amid its planned roll out this year, Senator Grace Poe urged on Tuesday. In a statement, Poe, chair o...

 2018-01-16 01:49 

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A380 superjumbo orders dry up; program at risk — Airbus...

PARIS, France --- Airbus said Monday that it might have to end production of the double-decker A380 superjumbo jet, having booked no new orders for the plane in two years.The European aerospace group had been banking on another big order from main client ...

 2018-01-16 01:33 

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Solenn Heussaff Will Be Having an Exhibit in Miami...

After the success of her second exhibit Kalsada, Solenn Heussaff will be showcasing her newest art works in Miami next month.On her Instagram yesterday, Solenn posted two photos of her finished painting. It features potted plants set in a colorful backgro...

 2018-01-16 01:26 

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Faeldon sworn into new job at OCD...

Former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon took his oath as deputy administrator of the Office of Civil Defense on Tuesday. Photos posted on Twitter by his legal team @FaeldonLegal showed the new deputy administrator taking oath before Defense Secretary and Nat...

 2018-01-16 01:26 

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Domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather MIAA...

Two domestic flights were cancelled on Tuesday due to inclement weather, airport authorities said. The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said that as of 9:00 a.m., the following flights have been cancelled: Cebu Pacific 5J 506 Manila - Tuguega...

 2018-01-16 01:03 

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1,000 youths face charges for sharing sex videos via Facebook...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden --- More than 1,000 youths in Denmark are to be charged with spreading sex videos of two 15-year-olds through Facebook, Danish police said on Monday, in the nation's largest case of its kind.Facebook had received reports of two video...

 2018-01-16 01:02 

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Senate lets Faeldon attend oath-taking at OCD...

Former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon has been allowed for the second time this month to leave his detention at the Senate, this time to attend his oath taking as deputy administrator III at the Office of Civil Defense (OCD). Photos postedon Twitter by Fae...

 2018-01-16 00:47 

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Baghdad twin suicide bombing kills 31...

BAGHDAD, Iraq --- Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called Monday for the elimination of jihadist "sleeper cells" after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.There was no immediate claim...

 2018-01-16 00:44 

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Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn...

Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain, researchers warned on Tuesday. Many people -- when they feel a sneeze coming on -- block all the exits, essentially swallowing the sneeze's explosive fo...

 2018-01-16 00:34 

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Early periods, menopause linked to heart disease study...

Women who started menstruating at the age of 11 or younger, or entered menopause before the age of 47, face a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, a study published on Tuesday revealed. Miscarriage, stillbirth, undergoing a hysterectomy, and bearing c...

 2018-01-16 00:33 

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Small crowds greet pope on first visit to Chile...

SANTIAGO, Chile --- Thousands of people have lined avenues in Chile's capital to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he passes by in his popemobile.But compared to papal visits to other Latin American countries, the crowds are very thin, in many areas a ...

 2018-01-16 00:16 

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Motorcycle 'thief' found dead in Batangas...

SAN PEDRO CITY --- A still unidentified man was found dead, with a placard suggesting that he was a drug addict and a thief, in Balete town in Batangas province on early morning Tuesday.The victim was hogtied with packaging tape, according to an initial r...

 2018-01-15 23:56 

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Tail end of cold front, LPA to bring rain in Visayas, Mindanao...

The state weather bureau is monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao off Surigao del Sur that is forecast to bring rain in Mindanao. The LPA was last located 300 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and As...

 2018-01-15 23:37 

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Michele Gumabao confirms Binibining Pilipinas stint...

Volleybelle Michele Gumabao has confirmed that she will be competing in this year's Binibining Pilipinas pageant. Gumabao shared a photo on her Instagram account before dawn Tuesday with the caption "It's official!! Feeling so blessed and exci...

 2018-01-15 23:28 

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SEC orders closure of Rappler site...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has moved to shut down Rappler Inc., which operates a news website critical of the Duterte administration, claiming it violated the Constitution's restriction on foreign ownership of local media.The corpora...

 2018-01-15 23:26 

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Hazardous eruption of Mayon looms...

LEGAZPI CITY --- Volcanologists warned on Monday of a possible hazardous eruption of Mt. Mayon in Albay province "within weeks or even within days," as magma continued to pile up at its summit.Amid the looming threat, the number of evacuated peopl...

 2018-01-15 23:25 

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Health chief to review DOH contracts under Aquino...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday said he would order a review of the contracts entered into by the Department of Health (DOH) under the Aquino administration as he urged those who had evidence of corruption in the agency to come forward and ...

 2018-01-15 23:25 

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Duque insists on full refund of gov't payment for Dengvaxia...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday said he would demand full refund of the P3.5 billion the government paid to the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur for the Dengvaxia vaccines that the Department of Health (DOH) junked after the drug ...

 2018-01-15 23:24 

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Palace disputes Carpio position on PH Rise...

Malacaang on Monday disputed Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio's contention that Beijing should first accept a UN-backed arbitral court's ruling recognizing Manila's sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea before it cou...

 2018-01-15 23:23 

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PH, China to discuss joint oil, gas exploration in West PH Sea...

The Philippines and China will discuss next month how to implement an agreement on joint oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Monday.Cayetano said the joint venture was one of the issues the Dep...

 2018-01-15 23:22 

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Trust in news media takes a hit during Trump presidency...

RALEIGH, North Carolina --- When truck driver Chris Gromek wants to know what's really going on in Washington, he scans the internet and satellite radio.He no longer flips TV channels because networks, such as Fox News and MSNBC, deliver conflicting a...

 2018-01-15 23:21 

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Duterte fires CHEd chair, says many more to get ax...

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he had dismissed Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chair Patricia Licuanan, and that many more officials would follow her out the door."I have dismissed Licuanan today---the one in CHEd---the one in Marina ...

 2018-01-15 23:20 

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IN THE KNOW: Rappler history...

Rappler was founded as an online news organization by journalists Maria Ressa, Glenda Gloria, Chay Hofilea and Beth Frondoso.It started in 2011 as a Facebook page called "Move.PH," now Rappler's citizen journalism arm, and later became Rappler...

 2018-01-15 23:10 

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Con-ass resolution filed in Senate...

Four senators have signified their interest to be coauthors of the resolution of Sen. Panfilo Lacson to convene the Senate into a constituent assembly (Con-ass) as lawmakers continue to be divided on the mode to amend the 1987 Constitution.Lacson filed th...

 2018-01-15 22:34 

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The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46...

LONDON, United Kingdom --- Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said."Irish and international singer Dolores O'R...

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