Sotto wants nationwide, interfaith prayer every 1st Thursday of February

  MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Vicente Sotto III has filed a resolution urging the chamber to declare every first Thursday of February as the "Synchronized National Interfaith Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation." Senate Resolution No. 1002, filed by Sotto last Monday, is aimed at encouraging Filipinos to participate in reciting a universal prayer initiated by the "PasaLord Prayer Movement," the "Prayer for Peace in the Philippines." The said prayer has an English, Filipino, Cebuano and Hiligaynon versions. The PasaLord Prayer Movement is aninterfaith movement launched in 2017 which "seeks to unite Filipinos of various creeds and denominations to pray for peace...Keep on reading: Sotto wants nationwide, interfaith prayer every 1st Thursday of February.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 31st, 2019

Renault ends Ghosn era with Nissan-induced profits plunge

PARIS, France – French automaker Renault unveiled Thursday, February 14, a sharp drop in earnings as profit plunged at its Japanese partner Nissan, posing a fresh challenge for their alliance after the shock arrest of former chief Carlos Ghosn last November. The results came as Renault's new chairman Jean-Dominique Senard was ........»»

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‘We’ll go after you’: DOJ probes threat of NBI agent vs Rappler reporter

  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Thursday, February 14, that it will look into an incident where an agent serving the warrant of arrest against Maria Ressa verbally threatened a Rappler reporter who was taking a video of the events......»»

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U.S. and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation

BEIJING, China – US and Chinese negotiators on Thursday, February 14, kicked off two days of high-level talks that President Donald Trump says could decide whether he escalates the bruising tariff battle between the world's two biggest economies. Trump indicated this week he was open to extending a trade truce beyond ........»»

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Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo

PARIS, France (UPDATED) – European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday, February 14, it would stop building its A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs. The company announced it would stop deliveries of the superjumbo after just ........»»

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Tandang Sora flyover in Quezon City to be demolished for MRT7

MANILA, Philippines – High-volume Tandang Sora flyover in Quezon City will be closed starting February 23, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday, February 13. The flyover will be demolished, while the intersection will be closed for two years. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said that starting February 23 at 11 ........»»

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Winwyn Marquez on breakup with Mark Herras: We re both okay

MANILA, Philippines – Actress and 2017 Reina Hispanoamericana Winwyn Marquez confirmed that she and actor Mark Herras have broken up. The two were together for two years. During the press conference of the movie Time and Again on Thursday, February 14, Winwyn confirmed she was single. "We're both okay. Naghiwalay kami ng maayos (We broke ........»»

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PBA D-League: Ateneo blasts CSB; Baste survives OT thriller

   MANILA, Philippines – The 2019 PBA D-League season officially kicked off with a blowout as the Cignal-Ateneo Blue Eagles drubbed the Go for Gold-CSB Scratchers, 103-75, at the Ynares Sports Arena on Thursday, February 14. Sweet-shooting big man Isaac Go led Cignal’s ........»»

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1 soldier killed, 3 others wounded in Sulu clash vs Abu Sayyaf

MANILA, Philippines – One soldier was killed and 3 others were wounded in a firefight with the terrorist  Abu Sayyaf Group  in Patikul, Sulu, on Thursday, February 14. According to the military's Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesman Colonel Gerry Besana, soldiers from the Philippine Army's 6th Special Forces Battalion began pursuing some ........»»

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Jollibee profit zooms by 17.1% in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The profit of Jollibee Foods Corporation jumped by 17.1% to P8.3 billion in 2018, as the company opened 502 stores – the most it has opened in a single year. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, February 14, Jollibee reported system wide retail sales growth of 23.5% ........»»

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Israel PM hails common front with Arabs on Iran in Warsaw talks

WARSAW, Poland – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, February 14, hailed as a breakthrough a conference in Warsaw where he is standing side-by-side with Arab powers to confront Iran , hoping their common front can pave the way to greater normalization of relations. The United States initiated the two-day meeting ........»»

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In rare move, U.S. stresses need for due process in Maria Ressa case

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The United States released a rare statement on Thursday, February 14, stressing the need for due process in the cyber libel case against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. "We hope the charge against journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa will be resolved quickly in accordance ........»»

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Germany to let NATO use its cyber skills

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Germany is to join the ranks of NATO countries making its cyber warfare skills available to the alliance to help fight hacking and electronic warfare, officials told the Agence France-Presse on Thursday, February 14. NATO has designated cyberspace as a conflict domain alongside land, sea, and air and ........»»

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Pence demands EU allies leave Iran nuclear deal

WARSAW, Poland – US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday, February 14, demanded that European Union allies leave the Iran nuclear deal and warned of further US sanctions on Tehran. Speaking at a conference in Poland attended by Israel and senior Arab leaders, Pence denounced Iran as the "greatest threat ........»»

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UK s May faces another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

LONDON, United Kingdom – Prime Minister Theresa May risks another humiliating Brexit defeat at the hands of her own euroskeptic MPs on Thursday, February 14, with just weeks to go until Britain officially leaves the EU. Parliament will hold a symbolic vote endorsing May's Brexit strategy but Conservative Party hardliners could ........»»

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Thai court to hear case against party behind princess political bid

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand's constitutional court on Thursday, February 14, said it would hear a case to dissolve the party which proposed a princess for prime minister, an ill-fated candidacy which threatens to sink the election strategy of the powerful Shinawatra clan. The Thai Raksa Chart party nominated Princess Ubolratana for premier ........»»

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Syria jihadists trapped in last square kilometer

SYRIA – Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) jihadists using tunnels and suicide bombers were mounting a desperate defense Thursday, February 14, of their last square kilometer in eastern Syria . Kurdish-led forces closed in on the small town of Baghouz where ISIS fighters and their ........»»

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NU tower Carl Tamayo rises to number one in NBTC UAAP 24

Carl Tamayo hasn't had the best of years this UAAP Season 81 Juniors' Basketball Tournament. The NU slotman has been on-and-off all season long, which hampered his candidacy to stake his case among the league's elite. But on the final week of the eliminations, Tamayo showed his true colors and dropped 11 points and nine rebounds, showing the way for the Bullpups as they swept the second round with a big 81-75 victory over FEU-Diliman. And thus, at long last, the 6-foot-8 former Batang Gilas stud has snared the pole position in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC UAAP 24 high school rankings as NU finished the eliminations on top at 13-1. Tamayo put an end to Kai Sotto's three-week run at the top of the standings, forcing the runaway MVP from Ateneo to settle for no. 2 this week despite his 17-point, 15-rebound, and 2-block effort over Adamson. UST senior guard Mark Nonoy finished at third after ending his high school career with a solid win over De La Salle Zobel, as NU guard Gerry Abadiano earned the no. 4 spot. FEU-Diliman sniper RJ Abarrientos completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 are Ateneo's Geo Chiu, NU's Terrence Fortea, Ateneo's Forthsky Padrigao, Adamson's Joem Sabandal, and UST's Bismarck Lina. Here are the complete Week 11 rankings of the Chooks-to-GoNBTC UAAP 24: 1.            Carl Tamayo (NU) (10) 2.            Kai Sotto (ADMU) (1) 3.            Mark Nonoy (UST) (2) 4.            Gerry Abadiano (NU) (5) 5.            RJ Abarrientos (FEU) (9) 6.            Geo Chiu (ADMU) (12) 7.            Terrence Fortea (NU) (3) 8.            Forthsky Padrigao (ADMU) (7) 9.            Joem Sabandal (AdU) (6) 10.          Bismarck Lina (UST) (4) 11.          Adam Doria (AdU) (23) 12.          Ian Espinosa (ADMU) (15) 13.          Royce Alforque (FEU) (11) 14.          Andrey Doria (AdU) (16) 15.          Jesse Sullano (UE) (24) 16.          Bryan Sajonia (FEU) (N/A) 17.          Jomar Amador (UST) (18) 18.          Jacob Estrera (UPIS) (N/A) 19.          Xyrus Torres (FEU) (13) 20.          Mike Flores (UE) (N/A) 21.          Shane Dichoso (UE) (21) 22.          Joshua Barcelona (AdU) (N/A) 23.          Nat Sevilla (DLSZ) (N/A) 24.          AP Manlapaz (AdU) (N/A) This year, there will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year. After all three editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link s Awakening getting Nintendo Switch remake

MANILA, Philippines – At its most recent Nintendo Direct program on Thursday, February 14, Nintendo announced it would be remaking the The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Switch. The game, which originally came out for the Game Boy in 1993, will get a "modern re-imagining" as players are ........»»

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Embiid fined for attack on referees

  NEW YORK, USA –The National Basketball Association slapped Joel Embiid with a $25,000 fine on Wednesday, February 13 (Thursday, February 14, Manila time) after the Philadelphia 76er player openly criticized the referees following a loss to the Boston Celtics. Embiid was wrapping up a post-game news conference with reporters after ........»»

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FRONT PAGE — Thursday, 14 February 2019

FRONT PAGE — Thursday, 14 February 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019