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Sharon Cuneta, Kiko Pangilinan proud of daughter Miel’s excellence awards

6 hours 58 min ago
Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan" may be big names on their own, but today, May 27, they are just proud parents to their daughter Miel. The couple was present when Miel was awarded two Subject Excellence Awards, English and Filipino, during the middle school awarding ceremony in her school today. "What a wonderful way to start the day!!!" Cuneta said via Instagram. "Congrats to our baby girl, my Bunny and Piyowww, Mielly! Two medals!!! Woohoo!!! #proudmama." https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx8k3ZFHZvO/ Cuneta could not help but gush about her daughter as she continued to share video clips and pictures on social media from the ceremony. In one post, she, Pang...

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DOF chief: Politicking ‘harms’ Filipinos; cites budget delay

7 hours 1 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The effects of the 3-month delay in the 2019 national budget approval shows how politicking "harms" the Filipino people, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez II said Monday.   Dominguez said the delay in the passage of the 2019 national budget forced the government to implement a reenacted budget for the first quarter of the year.   "This resulted in underspending of around P1 billion spending a day in opportunities lost which could've been spent for social services and infrastructure projects during the first quarter," Dominguez said in a Senate hearing.   One of the services and projects hit by the delay of the budget passage w...

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Ronaldo not enough as Juve extend Italian domination but fall short in Europe

7 hours 5 min ago
Massimiliano Allegri oversaw his final game as Juventus coach on Sunday, after guiding the team to an eighth consecutive Serie A title but paying the price for yet another Champions League failure despite the sensational signing of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was left out alongside a host of other starters as the Allegri era ended with the whimper of a 2-0 defeat at Sampdoria, having played 31 of 38 matches and closing the season as the team's top scorer with 21 league goals. But helping the team to another Serie A title was not why the 34-year-old was signed last summer. Ronaldo had spent nine glittering seasons at Real Madrid, lifting a fourth Champions...

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PAL renews commitment to protect Philippine eagle

7 hours 5 min ago
  MANILA -- Philippine Airlines has renewed its commitment to protect the Philippine eagle by providing support for the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), a nonprofit environmental conservation organization committed to ensure the survival of the endangered species. Through the airline's 'Mabuhay Miles with a Mission' program, a joint project of its corporate social responsibility arm PAL Foundation and frequentflier program Mabuhay Miles, PAL donated an additional one million miles to PEF for the foundation's travel needs. The new miles will also help PEF carry out its mission to spread awareness on the importance of preserving this endangered specie and their equally ...

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‘Bikoy’ left PNP without promised evidence, says Albayalde

7 hours 9 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Peter Joemel Advincula, the man claiming to be "Bikoy" in the narcolist videos, left the Philippine National Police (PNP) without leaving the documentary evidence he promised, PNP chief Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde said on Monday.   "Wala pa[ng evidence na binigay] basically, kasi hindi naman natin pwedeng kunin sa kanya 'yun without his statement (He has not given evidence yet, because we cannot ask it from him without his statement)," Albayalde said in a press briefing at Camp Crame.   Albayalde said Advincula promised to return with his extrajudicial confession and with a lawyer, but said the PNP cannot force him either if he decides no...

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Sumo diplomacy: Abe courts Trump with burgers, golf, more

7 hours 14 min ago
TOKYO --- It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan's Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them. First Abe treated his friend to a round of golf (with tweeted selfie). Then the prime minister allowed Trump to take center stage at asumo wrestling match, where he spent the better part of the day watching large men in loin cloths and bare feet brawl inside a ring. When it was over, Trump did what no other American president has done. Climbing into the elevated dirt ring, or "dohyo," in ceremonial slippers, Trump presented a hulking 60-pound (27-kilogram) trophy to the to...

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Many happy returns for Roger Federer at 1st French Open since 2015

7 hours 19 min ago
PARIS --- Roger Federer entered a refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015, greeted by the sun peeking through the clouds and the full-throated support of spectators in their designer sunglasses, straw hats and sweaters tied over their shoulders. Were it permitted, perhaps some ticket-holders would have embraced Federer right then and there, delivering a kiss on each cheek, as if reunited with an old friend at a sidewalk cafe. Alas, the welcome was limited to wild applause and enthusiastic chants of his first name --- "Roh-zher! Roh-zher!" --- before and during a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 victory against Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on Sunday. The match las...

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Unicef’s ‘school-in-a-bag’ seen to improve learning in Region 8

7 hours 19 min ago
TACLOBAN, Philippines-- Schools in Samar and Northern Samar received on Saturday digital learning packages to help improve student learning in multigrade classes through the 'school-in-a-bag' program of Unicef.   Unicef and its partners: the Department of Education (DepEd), PLDT-Smart and SEAMEO-Innotech, turned over 50 portable and digital classroom packages to select schools that cater to multigrade classes.   Multigrade classes are inclusive systems wherein children with different developmental levels, abilities and needs mix and learn together in one classroom under the guidance of one teacher.   Each school-in-a-bag package equips classes with a ...

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Trump watches sumo, but it’s not just a sport in Japan

7 hours 24 min ago
TOKYO --- President Donald Trump watched sumo wrestling with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, becoming the first American leader to do so. Trump, who is on a four-day state visit to Japan, presented a special U.S.-made trophy to the winner. Some key facts about sumo, which is deeply tied to Japan's ancient religion of Shinto: ___ SHINTO RITUAL The origins of sumo can be traced back to the Shinto ritual for a good harvest at imperial courts in the 8th century. It later was used as martial arts training for samurais before becoming entertainment for the people during the Edo period, with the introduction of stylized rules including the art of entering the ring,...

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Matchups for the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors

7 hours 27 min ago
The position matchup breakdown for the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors: STARTING GUARDS Golden State: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Toronto: Kyle Lowry and Danny Green. Analysis: All respect to Lowry, whose toughness and leadership are both comically overlooked because people tend to see only scoring, but this matchup clearly tilts Golden State's way. Curry and Thompson have averaged 42.5 points combined in their first 22 finals games together and even on their bad days are two of the most feared shooters in the game. Toronto simply needs more from Green, who is shooting only 32 percent in the playoffs and 31 percent from 3-point r...

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Cynthia Villar still richest senator with P3.7B net worth

7 hours 32 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Cynthia Villar, the topnotcher in the May 2019 senatorial race, is still the richest member of the Senate.   As of December 31, 2018, Villar's net worth was at P3,719,941,858 as shown on the list of the senators' statement of assets, liabilities and net worth posted on the Senate website.   Villar's wealth grew from P3,611,260,766 in 2017. READ: Cynthia Villar remains richest senator   World-boxing champion-turned-Senator Manny Pacquiao remained the second richest senator with P3,005,808,000.   Like Villar, Pacquiao also became richer in 2018 compared to his declared net worth of P2,946, 315,029.93 in ...

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Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

7 hours 33 min ago
CLEVELAND --- Billionaire businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert "received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably" after going to a Detroit-area hospital early Sunday with "stroke-like symptoms." Gilbert is the company's founder and chairman. The company said Gilbert's family requests privacy at this time. Gilbert has owned the Cavs since 2005. The 57-year-old Gilbert introduced new Cavs coach John Beilein at a press conference Tuesday at the team's training facility in Indepen...

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A Wedding Stories at Novotel Manila Araneta

7 hours 43 min ago
It was a night flowing with the seasons of love at Novotel Manila Araneta Center's Curated Memories: A Wedding Story Gala Fashion Show featuring Philippine Weaves and Weddings by fashion icon Renee Salud for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163 last April 28, 2019 in partnership with JMG Infinity events. Manila's finest personalities and notable partners were welcomed at the Novotel Manila's Monet grand ballroom foyer with a scrumptious cocktail and elegant wedding gowns by Designers Circle Philippines around stylized wedding concepts of spring, summer, autumn and winter by premier event stylist Henry Pascual. Interested couples may book viabit.l...

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Get your child ready for school with HP printer, free HP Odyssey Backpack

8 hours 2 min ago
There's nothing like giving your child the most exciting reasons to start another school year. And HP is helping you do just that, with its back-to-school promo! You can get a free HP Odyssey backpack for every purchase of any participating HP Ink Tank, DeskJet Ink Advantage, and LaserJet printers from any authorized HP resellers nationwide. The 15.6" bag will enable your kid to comfortably bring all the things he needs at school, including assignments, charts and reports, colored pictures, projects, and research materials, all conveniently printed using the family's HP printer. The participating HP printers include the DeskJet Ink Advantage 2135, 2676, 2677, 3775, 3776, 3777, ...

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Duterte’s rape jokes meant ‘to make people laugh’ – Panelo

8 hours 3 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte's rape jokes during his speech at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 2019 graduation in Baguio City was only intended to make people laugh.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this Monday after Duterte cracked a joke on Sunday while signing an order which pardons demerits incurred by PMA underclassmen.   Duterte, who was pretending to read a list of offenses committed by cadets, joked that "rape of women of Baguio" were among the crimes committed.   "The No. 1 is for rape, the No. 2 is drugs with rape --- with robbery. 'Para sa Muntinlupa ito" (They are bound for the penitentia...

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PNP to check on security of Bikoy’s family

8 hours 19 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will check on the security of the family of Peter Joemel Advincula, the man claiming to be "Bikoy" in the narcolist videos, said PNP chief Police General Oscar Albayalde on Monday.   "We have directed 'yung PRO5 (Police Regional Office 5) to check on the security of his family and assess kung may threat talaga sa kanilang pamilya (if there is indeed a threat to his family)," Albayalde said in a press briefing at Camp Crame.   Advincula, after claiming drug links of some allies and relatives of President Rodrigo Duterte, earlier surfaced and retracted all his allegations, saying the Liberal Party and Se...

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Duterte ‘sleepy’ but in good health during PMA rites – Panelo

8 hours 22 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte was sleepy but was in good health when he attended the graduation of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 2019, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Monday.   Duterte arrived two hours late for the graduation rites on Sunday, delaying the ceremony. The President also seemed wobbly and almost fell while boarding a military jeep for the trooping-the-line tradition.   READ:Duterte arrives two hours late for PMA graduation   Panelo explained that Duterte stayed up late the night before, adding that the President only had two hours of sleep.   "PRRD lacked the day before the e...

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De Lima wants probe on Central Luzon drug war killings

8 hours 25 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition senator Leila de Lima has called for a probe on the increase of drug-related killings in Central Luzon due to police anti-drug operations. De Lima recently filed Senate Resolution No. 1041 which urges the appropriate Senate committee to look into the unprecedented record of deaths in Central Luzon. "The past year, various news reports show that while Metro Manila has registered a reduction on the number of deaths in their drug-related operations, nearby provinces and regions have recorded more than one death a day, specifically Central Luzon, and that it has become the new focus of the War on Drugs," the senator said in a statement. "It is urge...

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Alvarez to withdraw bid if Paolo Duterte runs for Speaker

9 hours 7 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- If Davao 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte decides to vie for the House speakership, Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez said he would withdraw his own bid and support the presidential son instead.   "Pag tumakbo si Congressman Paolo na Speaker, susuportahan ko," Alvarez said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Monday.   "Kung mapapatunayan na magaling siyang Speaker at may liderato siya, why don't we give him a chance?" he added.   Asked further if he would withdraw his bid for Speaker should the President's son run for the position, Alvarez answered: "Yes, and I will support him 100 percent."   ...

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