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‘Pilipinas Kong Mahal’ played at Xi Jinping’s wreath-laying at Rizal Park

The tune of the patriotic song “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” was played by a band when Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a wreath-laying ceremony in Rizal Park during his state visit in the Philippines. The irony of the situation was not lost on a social media user who described the scene as “eerie” in Filipino. Xi […] The post ‘Pilipinas Kong Mahal’ played at Xi Jinping’s wreath-laying at Rizal Park appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Motorists irked over unannounced road closures for Xi’s visit

Photos of a traffic gridlock and commuters being forced to walk along the road en route to the airport in Pasay City circulated on Facebook amid the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 20. Parts of the Metro Manila Skyway and the South Luzon Expressway below it are not included in the released […] The post Motorists irked over unannounced road closures for Xi’s visit appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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PAO forensics chief rides on anti-vaccine movement despite scientific evidence

Public Attorney’s Office Forensics chief Erwin Erfe is drawing parallels between the investigation into the deaths being attributed to the Dengvaxia vaccine project and the growing anti-vaccination movement in the United States. Erfe in a series of Facebook posts likened the ongoing investigation into the previous administration’s controversial vaccination project with the anti-vaccination movements calls […] The post PAO forensics chief rides on anti-vaccine movement despite scientific evidence appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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NBA roundup: Buzzer-beater sends Raptors past Magic

Danny Green hit a 6-foot jump shot at the buzzer to give the visiting Toronto Raptors a 93-91 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. The winning shot off a pass from Kyle Lowry came after Evan Fournier tied the game for Orlando on a dunk with 2.3 seconds to play. Kawhi Leonard led […] The post NBA roundup: Buzzer-beater sends Raptors past Magic appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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What flag protocols stand for and why they mattered during Xi Jinping visit

Certain protocols in relation to the Philippine national flag and the presidential flag were breached during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the country. Historical researcher Eufemio Agbayani III of the National Historical Commission cited instances wherein the Chinese flag seemed to take precedence over the Philippine flag. The national flag with a foreign flag  […] The post What flag protocols stand for and why they mattered during Xi Jinping visit appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Concerns over planned Philippines-China joint oil exploration

Critics are flagging the planned joint oil exploration agreement between the Philippines and China, the draft to which was released to media outlets on Tuesday. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV released a draft of the exploration deal to media outlets on Tuesday, November 20, the first day of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to the Philippines, […] The post Concerns over planned Philippines-China joint oil exploration appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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After Xi visit Japan, Philippines meet to advance infrastructure plans

MANILA — Philippine government ministers met with a top adviser of Japan’s prime minister on Wednesday, in an effort to move forward major infrastructure projects, just hours after a visit by the Chinese president pledging to do the same. Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has made a $180 billion infrastructure overhaul the centerpiece of his economic policy […] The post After Xi visit Japan, Philippines meet to advance infrastructure plans appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Upsilon Sigma Phi members denounce own fraternity after 'LonsiLeaks

Members of a fraternity of the University of the Philippines denounced its fellow mates after screenshots of their supposed online conversations filled with disturbing messages of killing Lumad members and misogyny circulated on Twitter. Screenshots of an alleged group chat of members of Upsilon Sigma Phi, touted as the country’s oldest Greek fraternity, went viral […] The post Upsilon Sigma Phi members denounce own fraternity after #LonsiLeaks appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi’s murder

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month. Defying intense pressure from U.S. lawmakers to impose tougher sanctions on Saudi Arabia, Trump also said he would not cancel military contracts with […] The post Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi’s murder appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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China’s Xi visits Philippines as Duterte pressed to take tougher line

MANILA—Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines for a state visit on Tuesday, aiming to advance strategic gains made under a Manila leadership that has favored Beijing in the hope of receiving billions of dollars of loans and investment. Xi’s visit comes two years after Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte declared he was reorienting his foreign policy away […] The post China’s Xi visits Philippines as Duterte pressed to take tougher line appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Mobile Legends meets Filipino basketball ‘liga’ in new esports tournament

An ongoing mobile gaming tournament seeks to introduce a new twist to the local multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) scene by combining street basketball culture with mobile gaming. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is holding MLBB: LIGA in the last quarter of 2018, a three-part MOBA tournament held in various neighborhoods across Metro Manila. The tournament […] The post Mobile Legends meets Filipino basketball ‘liga’ in new esports tournament appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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A day before Xi Jinping’s visit, Mislatel was confirmed as third telco player

Some Filipinos are questioning the confirmation of the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Group, which the Chinese government owned China Telecommunications Corporation is part of, a day before Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to the Philippines. The National Telecommunications Commission on Monday, November 19 confirmed that the first submission package of the Mislatel consortium, which includes […] The post A day before Xi Jinping’s visit, Mislatel was confirmed as third telco player appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Looking into Filipinos’ negative view of China amid Xi Jinping’s state visit

Filipinos still hold a negative impression on China, a recent Social Weather Stations survey revealed, despite the improved relations between the two countries. Results of the survey were released a day before President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to the Philippines in 13 years. China ranked “poor” or a -16 score among the […] The post Looking into Filipinos’ negative view of China amid Xi Jinping’s state visit appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Viral photo of unfinished overpass ‘during Aquino time’ is actually from Thailand

A pro-Mocha Uson Facebook page shared a picture of an unfinished overpass and credited it to former President Noynoy Aquino but the image was originally taken in Thailand. Facebook page “Mocha Uson Blog Supporters” shared the picture after Filipinos aired their complaints about the steep footbridge of the Metro Manila Development Authority near the MRT […] The post Viral photo of unfinished overpass ‘during Aquino time’ is actually from Thailand appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Masungi Georeserve wins international environmental award for innovative ‘geotourism’

The famed Masungi Georeserve has won the 2018 Pathfinder Award Special Commendation, a special environmental conservation award presented by various international groups. The sprawling 430-hectare conservation area was selected by the United National Development Programme, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, World Commission on Protected Areas and WildArk at the recent 14th Conference of Parties to the UN […] The post Masungi Georeserve wins international environmental award for innovative ‘geotourism’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Greener alternative: Biodegradable urns to turn cremated ashes into trees

Filipinos expressed mixed reactions over a biodegradable urn that turns cremated ashes of people and animals into fertilizer for growing trees. Bios Philippines introduced in their Facebook page the biodegradable urn that is designed to integrate the ashes of humans and their pets into soil that would be used to plant and grow trees. Instead […] The post Greener alternative: Biodegradable urns to turn cremated ashes into trees appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Celebrities take on planned ‘dirty’ coal power plant project in La Union

Actor Jericho Rosales appealed to the public to sign an online petition to stop the construction of a coal-fired power plant (CFPP) in the town of Luna in the province of La Union. Rosales wrote on Instagram about the harmful effects of having a coal-fired power plant near residential and coastal areas. Burning coal releases […] The post Celebrities take on planned ‘dirty’ coal power plant project in La Union appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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The irony of playing ‘Pilipinas Kong Mahal’ at Xi Jinping’s wreath-laying in Rizal Park

The tune of the patriotic song “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” was played by a band when Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a wreath-laying ceremony in Rizal Park during his state visit in the Philippines. The irony of the situation was not lost on a social media user who described the scene as “eerie” in Filipino. Xi […] The post The irony of playing ‘Pilipinas Kong Mahal’ at Xi Jinping’s wreath-laying in Rizal Park appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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White House restores access for CNN’S Acosta, ending legal fight

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday restored press access for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a legal fight that had so far gone against the Trump administration. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement the press pass for Acosta, which was revoked after a contentious Nov. 7 news conference with President […] The post White House restores access for CNN’S Acosta, ending legal fight appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Imelda Marcos’ bail is 0.001% of earnings from illegal Swiss orgs

The prosecutor of the case against Imelda Marcos at the Sandiganbayan estimated that she earned P10.5 billion from the illegal schemes. The post Imelda Marcos’ bail is 0.001% of earnings from illegal Swiss orgs appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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