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More reshuffling within PNP as retirement of senior cops triggers movement

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 21:20
MANILA, Philippines --- At least 13 senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would assume new posts as the retirement of several officials triggered movements within the police force, officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said Wednesday. In a statement sent by the PNP's Public Information Office (PIO), Danao said the minor reorganization was based upon the recommendations of the Senior Officers' Placement and Promotion Board. Among the officials getting new posts are: Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Peralta, Acting Director for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM) Brig. Gen. Jon Arnaldo, Acting Director of National Police Training Insti...

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SEA Games: Three silver finishes for Philippine taekwondo team

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 21:10
MANILA, Philippines -- Kirstie Alora, Dave Cea, and Baby Jessica Canabal delivered three silver medals for the Philippine taekwondo team on Tuesday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games at Tay Ho Gymnasium in Vietnam. Cea, who ruled the 74-kilogram men's kyorugi, settled for a runner-up finish after falling to Cambodia's Mithona Va in the final, 13-34. He beat Indonesia's Naufal Khairudin Osanando in the semifinal, 24-11, barge into the gold medal match for the second straight time in the biennial meet. Canabal, the 2019 SEA Games bronze medalist, surpassed her previous finish, earning a silver medal in the 53kg female kyorugi despite losing to Vietnam's Thi Anh Tuyet Tran in th...

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Rain to continue over Metro Manila, several parts of Western Luzon – Pagasa

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 21:07
MANILA, Philippines --- The prevailing southwesterly surface wind flow will still bring rain over Metro Manila, as well as several areas in the western section of Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. According to Pagasa weather specialist Obet Badrina, scattered rain showers and overcast skies could be expected over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Bataan, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, and Calabarzon in the next 24 hours. "Sa mga lugar na binanggit ay laging magdala ng pananggalang sa ulan dahil inaasahan natin ang mga pagulan bukas sa araw ng Huwebes," Badrina said in a weather report on Wednesday afternoon. (In t...

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Villanueva open to join Senate minority bloc

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:55
MANILA, Philippines --- Reelected Senator Joel Villanueva said Wednesday that he is open to joining the Senate minority bloc in the incoming 19th Congress. Villanueva said the remark after being asked what his preferred Senate committees are, following the proclamation of the so-called Magic 12 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. "When it comes to committees, preferential committees, etcetera, I don't mind. In fact, I can even say that I'm open to being part of the minority," he said before the proclamation of the winning candidates in the May 9 senatorial election. In the 18th Congress, Villanueva belonged to the majority bloc. Currently, he ...

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What Rica Peralejo wants her children to learn, beyond what they read

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:49
Celebrity mom and Christian vlogger Rica Peralejo wants her children to stay firmly grounded and to learn by experiencing actual communities. Peralejo spoke about how she would want to continue raising her children and the growth she has so far seen in them, via her Instagram page yesterday, May 17, where he also showed a drawing by her son. "Woke up early to begin working on my son's Portfolio. We did a lot this year. He has grown so much, and so did I," she said.   Tingnan ang post na ito sa Instagram   Isang post na ibinahagi ni Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio (@ricaperalejo) Peralejo shared tha...

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SEA Games: Nesthy Petecio leads charge as PH boxers secure medals

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:47
MANILA, Philippines---The wins continue to pile up for the Philippine boxing team in the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday. Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Nesthy Petecio assured herself of a bronze medal after beating Kay Thwe of Myanmar to reach the women's 60kg semifinal at Bac Ninh Stadium. On Tuesday, James Palicte also secured at least a bronze in the men's 63kg class after a sensational first round knockout of Touch Davit of Cambodia. He handled Vu Thanh Dat of Vietnam to open his bid for a second straight gold on Monday. Palicte faces Farrand Papendang of Indonesia for a shot at the gold on Thursday. Reigning flyweight champion Rogen Ladon also took care of bu...

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Scammer posing as Marcos spokesman in Bilibid will be punished, says BuCor

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:46
MANILA, Philippines --- The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Wednesday assured that it will punish the inmate who allegedly posed as Atty. Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson of presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr., for violating prison rules. BuCor said this after conducting surprise search operations inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Maximum Security Compound targeting one person deprived of liberty (PDL) who was using the name of Rodriguez to solicit money from businessmen. "Said PDL is now being investigated and appropriate punishment will be applied for violating prison rules," said BuCor spokesperson Gabriel Chaglac in a message to reporters. "Yung successful search op...

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Tulfo wants to decriminalize libel, eyes Senate labor panel chairmanship

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:34
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator-elect and broadcaster Raffy Tulfo said Wednesday that he wants to decriminalize libel and to have the chairmanship of the Senate committee on labor, among others. During the proclamation of winning senatorial candidates in the May 9 polls at the Philippine International Convention Center, Tulfo reiterated that decriminalizing libel would be one of his priority bills. "Ngayon pa lang sinasabi ko sa inyo, isa sa mga priority bills ko ay 'yung ipa-decriminalize 'yung libel," he told reporters. (I am already telling you now that one of my priority bills will be to decriminalize libel.) Earlier on Wednesday, Tulfo's brother, Ramon, was arrested ...

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GMA supports Romualdez’s bid for speakership

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:24
Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has personally conveyed to House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez her support for his bid to become Speaker in the incoming 19th Congress. The two met in a San Juan City restaurant on Wednesday to discuss challenges Congress and the nation in general would face in the years ahead. Romualdez thanked the returning Pampanga represenntative for her "words of support and encouragement." "Thank you ma'am. Coming from our President Emeritus in Lakas-CMD, it means a lot to me," said Romualdez, who is also Lakas-CMD president. Romualdez said he was counting on the former president for advice in leading the Hou...

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SEA Games: Filipino duo secures PH’s first medal in table tennis

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:13
MANILA, Philippines -- John Russel Misal and Richard Gonzales settled for a silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday at Hai Duong Gymnasium. Misal and Gonzales failed to utilize its rousing first set win, yielding to Singapore's Clarence Zhe Chew and Ethan Shao Feng Poh in the final, 11-5, 8-11, 4-11, 10-12. The Filipino pair unleashed a come-from-behind five-set victory over Singaporeans Josh Shao Han Chua and Yew En Koen Pang in the semifinal earlier. Misal and Gonzales also displayed their perseverance in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, outlasting Thais Phakpoom Sanguansin and Padasak Tanviriyavechakul in five sets. Th...

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Hontiveros bares talking to Pimentel about forming Senate minority bloc

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:12
MANILA, Philippines --- Reelected Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday revealed talking to Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel about forming a minority bloc in the upper chamber of Congress. After the proclamation of winning senators in the May polls, Hontiveros also said she was having similar talks with other senators aside from Pimentel. "Nagsimula na kaming mag-usap ni Sen. Koko. May isa o dalawa pa akong tinatanong kung magiging bukas sa pagsama sa minority. May kausap din si Sen. Koko sa pagkaalam ko," she told reporters. (Senator Koko and I started talking. I'm also asking one or two senators if they are open to joining the minority. From what I know, Senator Koko is als...

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‘Top Gun’ and Russian dissident fire up Cannes

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:03
by Eric RANDOLPH Tom Cruise was set to jet into Cannes on Wednesday with "Top Gun: Maverick" as a Russian dissident in the main competition showcases an alternative side to the world's top film festival. Cruise, last at Cannes 30 years ago, is tipped to make a spectacular entrance accompanied by a French Air Force aerobatic display team dazzling with a fly-past over the red carpet. Critics have treated the sequel to his superstar-making 1986 blockbuster to giddy reviews, with hopes the film will boost movie theatres still struggling to recover from the pandemic. "In the history of cinema... (Cruise) has one of the highest success rates," festival director Thierry Fremaux said t...

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Robin Padilla says, ‘I feel wonderful tonight,’ after being proclaimed senator

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:59
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator-elect Robin Padilla thanked the more than 26 million Filipinos who voted for him, notably for bringing back Muslim representation to the Senate. Now, he said, his goal is to push for reforms in the 1987 Constitution. For topping the senatorial race, Padilla was proclaimed last among the 12 senatorial candidates who triumphed in the May polls. "Bilang panghuling salita, gusto kong malaman ninyo na it's late in the evening, I feel wonderful tonight (Lastly, I just want you all to know that it's late in the evening, I feel wonderful tonight)," Padilla said as he ended his speech. It was a clear reference to Eric Clapton's hit song "Wonderful T...

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Katrina Dovey learned about sex through friends, not parents

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:56
Sultry young actress Katrina Dovey admitted that she learned about the concept of sex not from her parents but through her friends. Dovey made the revelation during the online press conference for "High On Sex" last Monday, May 16. "I say this all the time. I've always been a very sexually in touch person since [I was young]. I don't know [but] it came very natural to me," she said. When asked where she learned the concept of sex, she answered, "Actually, it's more of a friend's thing like my friends exposed me to it more than my parents did. Never naman itinago ng parents ko (My parents never hid it from me) but I don't think we ever talked about it directly until I was older."...

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Mapping Singapore’s cycling landscape with this Fil-Am and his folding bike

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:54
To tell the story of a place you've visited a few times or lived in for years, you must be open to tackling it from a new perspective. In anyone's hands, this might be a challenge, but for this Filipino-American media professional who has called the Garden City home for 10 years, it's a full-throttle revelation. George Putong and I go way back in 2002 when we first met and studied broadcast journalism together at De La Salle University-Dasmarias. Unlike my laser-like penchant for print, he was committed to exploring all aspects of media. His strength lies in executing alluring blogs and videos at a constant pace. Since moving to Singapore in 2011, it was a no-brainer to get him ...

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SEA Games: Kayla Richardson rules 100m dash for PH’s fifth athletics gold

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:49
HANOI --- Kayla Richardson was lacing down her spikes at the athletes' passage underneath My Dinh Stadium right after the 100-meter dash heats. Compensating for a slow start, she rushed for second place in a wild finish. Somebody asked if made it to the final, she replied: "Yep!" Apparently she got everything under control because just an hour later, while the jam-packed stadium was watching, the 24-year-old reigned supreme in the centerpiece event of the centerpiece sport of the Southeast Asian Games. "It was amazing. I was happy to be able to put it together," said Richardson who clocked 11.60 seconds --- her best for the season --- to defeat Singapore' s Veronica Pereira (11...

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YouTube, TikTok are leading apps for kids in PH from January to March – Kaspersky

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:47
MANILA, Philippines --- Video streaming platforms YouTube and TikTok were the most popular mobile applications among Filipino youth between January and March, according to a report by Kaspersky. The international cybersecurity and digital privacy company has analyzed anonymized data like search queries, the most popular Android applications, and website categories during that period and found that the top five mobile applications where Filipino kids spent most of their were the following: YouTube (26.46 percent) TikTok (16.75 percent) Messaging app, Facebook Messenger (16.07 percent) Multi-platform online game, Roblox (13.67 percent) Social media platform, Faceboo...

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Even in defeat, Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes’ legend grows in Hanoi SEA Games

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:31
MANILA, Philippines---Far removed from his glory days that made him the greatest pool player ever, Efren "Bata" Reyes' magic hasn't worn off after all these years---even after a loss. Despite losing to hometown bet Tranh Thanh Tu Nguyen in the men's 1-cushion carom semifinals at the 31st Southeast Asian Games, Reyes was still treated like winner as cheers from a predominantly Vietnamese crowd at Ha Dong Gymnasium poured on all the way to the exits for the Filipino legend on Wednesday. Reyes may not be the biggest star in this year's Games but his legacy and impact on the sport are invaluable---with multiple medals and championships---while his charisma remains undeniable. Af...

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Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren join ‘Yellowstone’ prequel ‘1932’ at Paramount+

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:23
LOS ANGELES --- Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren are set to star in Taylor Sheridan's new "Yellowstone" prequel "1932" at Paramount+, Variety has learned. The show follows the Dutton family in the titular year, a time of Prohibition, the Great Depression, and westward expansion. "1932" is a followup to "1883," the latter of which told the story of the Dutton family as they made their way to Montana to found what would become the Yellowstone Ranch in the mothership series. "1932" was ordered to series at Paramount+ back in February. The show falls under Sheridan's expansive overall deal with Paramount. This is the second TV starring role Ford has lined up in recent months. It was ...

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Two drug suspects fall, yield nearly P6 million ‘shabu’ in Cebu buy-busts

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:13
MANILA, Philippines --- Two drug suspects were arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in separate buy-bust operations in Cebu, where P6 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, locally known as "shabu", were also confiscated. According to PNP Officer-in-Charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., the first apprehended suspect is identified as Bryan Justol, 20. He was nabbed Tuesday after the Cebu City Police Office conducted an anti-illegal drug operation in Barangay Duljo-Fatima. Arresting officers confiscated 32 transparent packs of shabu estimated to be worth P4,760,000 from Justol. Meanwhile, another suspect named Christine "Tin" Monte De Ramos, 26, was arrested in Tol...

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