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 2020-01-25 10:46 

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'Confident' Lito Adiwang eyes impressive win in ONE Manila...

MANILA, Philippines --- Filipino Lito Adiwang looks to continue his winning ways against Pongsiri Mitsatit of Thailand in ONE: Fire & Fury on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Adiwang, the up-and-coming Team Lakay warrior, has won his last six fights and he ho...

 2020-01-25 10:41 

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Ancient voice: Scientists recreate sound of Egyptian mummy...

BERLIN --- Researchers say they've mimicked the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy by recreating much of its vocal tract using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx.In a paper published Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports...

 2020-01-25 10:35 

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Jordan to host Olympic boxing qualifier shifted from virus-hit China...

The Asia/Oceania Olympic boxing qualifier, which was canceled in China following the outbreak of a deadly virus that has claimed 26 lives, will be held instead in Jordan, officials said Friday.The International Olympic Committee's Boxing Task Force (B...

 2020-01-25 10:26 

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Mount Vesuvius blast turned ancient victim's brain to glass...

MILAN --- The eruption of Mount Vesuvius turned an incinerated victim's brain material into glass, the first time scientists have verified the phenomenon from a volcanic blast, officials at the Herculaneum archaeology site said Thursday.Archaeologists...

 2020-01-25 10:16 

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Luka Doncic shares rare air with LeBron James as NBA All-Star...

DALLAS--- Luka Doncic is set to be the youngest All-Star starter since LeBron James, yet another link between the Dallas sensation and the player he grew up admiring, even when he was already playing pro ball as a 16-year-old in Spain.Now the 20-year-old ...

 2020-01-25 10:12 

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Blatche leads Mighty Sports to 2-0 start in Dubai tournament...

Mighty Sports leaned on Andray Blatche to hold off Al Ittihad of Aleppo, 77-72, for its second win in the 31st Dubai International Basketball Championship Friday at Shabab Al Ahli Sports Club in Dubai.Blatche had an efficient offensive night with 28 point...

 2020-01-25 10:04 

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Ryan Araa returns to Rain or Shine...

MANILA, Philippines --- Ryan Arana's PBA career has come full circle.Araa on Friday officially signed to return with Rain or Shine, the same franchise that selected him in the second round of the 2007 PBA Draft."Feels good to be back home! Thank y...

 2020-01-25 09:46 

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Raptors turn back Knicks on 'Star Wars Night' at MSG...

NEW YORK--- On "Star Wars" night at Madison Square Garden, the Toronto Raptors showed why they remain a galaxy far, far away from the New York Knicks.With All-Star players and big-game experience, the NBA champions have too many assets the Knicks ...

 2020-01-25 09:28 

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TJ Warren, Doug McDermott lead Pacers past Warriors...

SAN FRANCISCO --- T.J. Warren scored 21 of his 33 points in the first half, Doug McDermott made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat the Golden State Warriors 129-118 on Friday night.McDermott matched his season high with 24 p...

 2020-01-25 09:26 

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China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital...

BEIJING — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's bi...

 2020-01-25 09:19 

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Rafael Nadal crushes foe despite late night watching Federer...

Top seed Rafael Nadal routed fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta for the loss of just seven games at the Australian Open Saturday despite staying up late to watch Roger Federer's five-set epic the night before.The 33-year-old was in virtuoso form to c...

 2020-01-25 09:06 

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Cebuano hoopsters Menina, Gastador thankful for Santo Nio for hearing their prayers...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Just a day after the Sinulog Festival two Cebuano basketball players' prayers were heard. Shane Menina and Miguel Gastador are the newest drafts of the Marinerong Pilipino team in the PBA D-League. In the latest episode o...

 2020-01-25 09:06 

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Astronauts bake first cookies in space...

Astronauts on the International Space Station have baked the first cookies in space, but they took far longer than on Earth.The space station's Italian commander Luca Parmitano acted as baker aided by NASA astronaut Christina Koch for the chocolate-ch...

 2020-01-25 09:05 

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Davao City releases P300K cash aid for Ursula-affected families in Medellin town...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Medellin town in northern Cebu that suffered the brunt of Typhoon Ursula in December 2019 received a P300,000 cash aid from the Davao City government. Mayor Joven Mondigo Jr. said he would use the assistance to purchase hous...

 2020-01-25 08:47 

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Cebu Citizens-Press Council to Cebu City gov't: Cut costs, release documents online...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Citizen's Press Council (CCPC) is encouraging the Cebu City government to upload documents online for the perusal of the public in order to cut costs in the reproduction of these documents. This is in line with ...

 2020-01-25 08:22 

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Close to P300k shabu seized from two suspected pushers in Pasil...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Close to P300,000 worth of illegal drugs was confiscated from two suspected drug pushers after police in Cebu City conducted a buy-bust operation in Barangay Pasil in Cebu City on Saturday afternoon, January 25. Arresting of...

 2020-01-25 08:01 

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Kai Sotto now 68th in ESPN Top 100 US high school prospects...

MANILA, Philippines--Kai Sotto has come a long way since moving to the US to improve his game.Sotto, the Filipino teen sensation, has been making his case as one of the best high school big men in the class of 2020 and the US basketball scene has taken no...

 2020-01-25 08:00 

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Dumaguete lad prepares to represent the Philippines in Mr. Universe Tourism this November...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— From the city of Gentle People, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, this 21-year-old lad crossed oceans to reach the shores of Cebu to try his luck in joining pageants. Erik Lennart Visser, Dutch-Filipino, was hailed Ginoong Pil...

 2020-01-25 07:41 

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ABC Prime's three tower project to rise in downtown Cebu City...

Cebu will soon have a new landmark as new property developer ABC Prime is developing a three-tower mixed used project in downtown Cebu City. Adding to the expanding boom of towers in the city, ABC Prime's Tower 1 will have a 23-story residential and r...

 2020-01-25 07:41 

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Westbrook's 45 carries Rockets past Timberwolves...

MINNEAPOLIS --- When James Harden went through shooting slumps in the past, the Houston Rockets would be hard-pressed to survive lackluster production from their star guard.With Russell Westbrook, Houston has another player who can shoulder a huge scoring...

 2020-01-25 07:31 

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Labella says he is ready to ban Chinese tourists in Cebu City...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Edgardo Labella is mulling to ban the entry of Chinese tourists in the city following reports that the feared nobel coronavirus, or the 2019-nCov, has spread in other regions in China outside of its origin in Wuhan...

 2020-01-25 07:25 

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Celtics erase 16-point deficit, rally past Magic...

ORLANDO, Florida--- The Boston Celtics were missing a lot of starters. They still had the two they needed: Kemba Walker and Gordon HaywardWalker scored 37 points and Hayward added 22 to help the Celtics rally from a 16-point first-half deficit and defeat ...

 2020-01-25 07:04 

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Why a dragon or lion dance is a must for every Chinese New Year...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Chinese New Year signifies the start of the new lunar calendar. That means a new set of chances, opportunities, and growth coming our way. In celebrating the Chinese New Year there are a lot of traditions and practices that h...

 2020-01-25 06:57 

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Kawhi Leonard 1st triple-double sends Clippers past Heat...

MIAMI --- Kawhi Leonard has two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, four All-Star selections and a string of other accolades.And now, one triple-double.Unbelievable as it sounds --- and really, the Miami Heat could not believe it --- Leonard got...

 2020-01-25 06:53 

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Willie Cauley-Stein set to join Mavericks from Warriors...

DALLAS --- The Dallas Mavericks didn't take long to settle on a plan to fill a big void created by a season-ending injury to center Dwight Powell.The Mavericks are set to acquire Willie Cauley-Stein from the Golden State Warriors for a second-round pi...

 2020-01-25 06:45 

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Antetokounmpo thrills Neymar, Mbappe as Bucks beat Hornets...

PARIS --- With the world's two most expensive football players cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain them.The Greek star found his rhythm late in the game and had 30 points and 12 rebounds to help th...

 2020-01-25 06:39 

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Jimmy Butler All-Star starting snub is 'a joke,' says Spoelstra...

MIAMI --- Erik Spoelstra has a suggestion for All-Star voting: Ditch the positions.A day after the NBA revealed the starters for the Feb. 16 All-Star Game --- two guards and three forwards from each conference --- the Miami Heat coach said he wonders why ...

 2020-01-25 06:28 

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Gazini Ganados shares her first dinner date experience with dad...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados took to Instagram and shared her first date with her dad whom she has not seen since she was born. Ganados posted a photo of her and her Palestinian dad in one of the pizza house...

 2020-01-25 05:58 

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Dizon's ordinance allows Cebu City to celebrate environment week every June...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first week of June will now be called the Cebu City Environment Week after the City Council passed an ordinance that aims to educate the public on the need for environmental protection. "This (ordinance) is an import...

 2020-01-25 05:27 

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Project design for Kalunasan waste water treatment facility up for bidding...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The long term solution to the foul smell in Barangay Kalunasan in Cebu City will be a permanent waste water treatment facility and Mayor Edgardo Labella wants the project hastened. With this, the city's Department of Eng...

 2020-01-25 04:36 

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DOT: Cebu was 2nd top foreign tourists' destination in 2019...

CEBU CITY, Philippines The Department of Tourism (DOT) named Cebu as the second most preferred destination in the country by foreign visitors. State-ran media, Philippine News Agency (PNA), quoted Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat saying that Cebu...

 2020-01-25 03:54 

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CVFA wants football, futsal introduced to Mandaue City brgys...

CEBU CITY, Philippines The sport of football and futsal are about to have more presence in Mandaue City with the Central Visayas Football Association (CVFA) planning to extend their grassroots program to the 27 barangays there. CVFA officers paid a courte...

 2020-01-25 03:17 

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Year of metal Rat: 'Rooster' Duterte warned of scandals...

The Year of the Metal Rat promises to be "exciting" for the Philippines, with both President Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo expected to exhibit significant changes in their approach to governance and politics. According to feng shui and C...

 2020-01-25 02:24 

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CSW held by the police after assaulting customer over 'tip'...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 24-year-old commercial sex worker is currently detained at the Waterfront Police Station of the Cebu City Police Office after she allegedly assaulted her customer inside a lodge along Manalili Street, Barangay Sto. Nio in ...

 2020-01-25 02:20 

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The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts Commercial Real Estate Project in Panglao, Bohol, Bellemar is now available for leasing...

On October 26, 2019, Filipino-owned corporation, The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, breaks ground in Tawala, Panglao, where soon will rise a four-hectare commercial and residential property—Bellemar. The development is 800 meters from the Alona beach ...

 2020-01-25 01:05 

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Virus scare: 600 Chinese from Wuhan must leave PH by Jan. 27...

Aviation authorities on Friday said over 600 Chinese tourists who had entered the country on separate flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan must return home as scheduled in their package tours, giving them no time to extend their stay or to visit other p...

 2020-01-25 00:52 

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Caindec identifying the 'wang-wang' student driver in viral video; urges the student to 'surrender'...

CEBU CITY, Philippines The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) is now looking for the male student driver who was seen in a viral video violating traffic rules, including the unauthorized use of sirens or wang-wang. Watch it here: https:...

 2020-01-25 00:37 

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Dragon dances, fireworks usher in the Chinese New Year in CDO...

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines Dragon dances and fireworks usher in the festive celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Metal Rat in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday night, January 24. Reverend Elias Ng, spiritual medium of the Bell Church, led th...

 2020-01-24 22:39 

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Guyabano: There's so much more to this fruit than Vitamin C...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In today's Presyo Markado, its all about guyabano. This fruit may be rough on the inside but has a totally sweet taste on the inside. More importantly, it packs a lot of good stuff. In a fruit stall in Barangay Tisa in C...

 2020-01-24 22:00 

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BFP: Frasco's dumptruck catching fire was an 'accident'...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Nobody set fifth district Representative Vincent Franco "Duke" Frasco's dump truck on fire. This was the findings of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in San Francisco town, Camotes Island on their investigation...

 2020-01-24 21:40 

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Virus scare: 600 Chinese from Wuhan must leave PH by Jan. 27...

Aviation authorities on Friday said over 600 Chinese tourists who had entered the country on separate flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan must return home as scheduled in their package tours, giving them no time to extend their stay or to visit other p...

 2020-01-24 21:38 

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End US-PH PACT for 'right reason, not out of spite,' Duterte told...

Do it for the "right reasons, not out of spite," opposition lawmakers on Friday told President Rodrigo Duterte, a day after the President threatened to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States unless Washington restores...

 2020-01-24 21:36 

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No time for revelry; Tagaytay instead plans for alert level 5...

TAGAYTAY CITY—As Taal Volcano continued to show signs of restiveness, the city government on Friday scrapped plans for a grand celebration of the Chinese New Year and instead came up with evacuation plans and routes for residents in case of an alert...

 2020-01-24 21:35 

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Worrying win...

A slow-starting San Beda hurdled Letran, 24-26, 25-19, 25-18, 25-17, on Friday to remain unbeaten in three starts in the 95th NCAA women's volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.But that wasn't enough to ease the worries of coach Nemesio ...

 2020-01-24 21:32 

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Year of metal Rat: 'Rooster' Duterte warned of scandals...

The Year of the Metal Rat promises to be "exciting" for the Philippines, with both President Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo expected to exhibit significant changes in their approach to governance and politics. According to feng shui and C...

 2020-01-24 21:30 

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5 years later, collegiate volleyball stars hope to fulfill unspoken promise...

They came into the UAAP five years ago filled with promise and potential. There was hope that Seth Rodriguez would become the next face of the sport. And that a bumper crop of rookies led by Isa Molde and Tots Carlos would propel the University of the Phi...

 2020-01-24 21:30 

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GDP growth seen back to 6% in 20...

After economic expansion fell to an eight-year low last year, the Philippine domestic economy is widely seen to expand at a faster pace and return to above-6 percent growth trajectory this 2020, supported by higher public spending and easy monetary policy...

 2020-01-24 21:30 

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Palace: US Senate move also made Duterte junk VFA...

President Duterte's decision to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States was due to an "accumulation4; of factors and not just the cancellation of the US visa of Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, presidential spo...

 2020-01-24 21:26 

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QC urges voluntary reporting of ASF-tainted meat...

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Friday signed an executive order that will encourage voluntary reporting of meat possibly tainted with African swine fever (ASF) among local retailers, particularly supermarkets, independent meat shops and groceries. As c...

 2020-01-24 21:25 

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Alapag says Brownlee's interest is 'huge plus' for Alab title quest...

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag welcomed standout reinforcement Justin Brownlee's interest in returning for another tour of duty in the Asean Basketball League, but insists his team is fully focused on a tough stretch of matches in the ne...

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