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Pope defends China deal on bishops, says he will have final say on names

Pope Francis on Tuesday defended a landmark deal between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, saying he, and not the Beijing government, will have the final say on who is named. In his first public comments on the deal signed in Beijing on Saturday, he told reporters on the plane returning from […].....»»

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Philippines central bank to show strong policy action — deputy governor

LONDON — The Philippines central bank will take “very strong” action at its meeting on Thursday, deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo said on Tuesday, a move likely to be its fourth hike in interest rates in a row. The central bank is widely expected to raise its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 4.5 percent in a […].....»»

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Philippines plans $4.97-billion domestic borrowing in Q4

MANILA—The Philippines plans to raise as much as P270 billion pesos from the sale of treasury bills and bonds in the fourth quarter, the same amount that was planned for the current quarter, the Bureau of the Treasury said on Tuesday. Auctions would be held weekly for 91-day, 182-day and 364-day T-bills between October to December, offering […].....»»

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China says it hopes Britain respects its West Philippine Sea sovereignty

BEIJING — China hopes that Britain can stand by its position of not taking sides in the West Philippine Sea and earnestly respect China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told Britain’s foreign minister. Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi made the comments during a meeting with Jeremy Hunt in New York on […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 25th, 2018Related News

Oil near 4-yr high as producers resist output rise to offset Iran sanctions

SINGAPORE— Oil prices on Tuesday were within reach of four-year highs hit in the previous session, as looming U.S. sanctions against Iran and unwillingness by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to raise output supported the market. Brent crude futures were at $81.45 per barrel at 0421 GMT, up 25 cents, or 0.3 […].....»»

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Korean group BTS speaks before UN to end violence against children

Korean group Bangtan Boys or BTS told young people to stand up for their rights in a historic appearance at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. BTS had already partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund in 2017 for a campaign that seeks to end violence among children and teenagers in the world. […].....»»

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Enchong Dee and the phenomenon of entertainers ‘leading’ a nation explained

Social media users admired Enchong Dee’s insight on Philippine politics being filled with a considerable amount of former entertainers and how he lamented the situation. The actor shared a news article on Vice Ganda suggesting new songs to be revised by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III after he proposed to have the last line […].....»»

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Communist and Liberal parties have different ideologies. So are they joining forces?

Figures from opposition bloc Liberal Party and the Communist Party of the Philippines are allegedly joining forces in a destabilization plot against President Rodrigo Duterte even though they have different political ideologies. The plot, called “Red October” by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, alleges that Duterte would be ousted by October 2018. According to […].....»»

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Why Kris Aquino will not run in 2019 midterm elections

Kris Aquino has been included in Pulse Asia’s list of top senatorial bets in a survey this September despite her refusal to run in the first place. She was not included in the survey last March and June but was 22nd next to her cousin, Senator Paolo “Bam” Aquino IV who landed in the 21st […].....»»

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Philippine farmers struggle to rebuild lives after typhoon decimates crops

MANILA — The destruction of crops by a powerful typhoon will push people in the Philippines deeper into poverty and prolong recovery efforts, aid agencies said as they called for more assistance for farmers. Typhoon Mangkhut tore across the northern part of the Philippines just over a week ago, wrecking homes and triggering landslides that killed dozens of people. […].....»»

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Nigerian maritime agency identifies nationalities of 12 abducted ship crew

ONITSHA, Nigeria — Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria are from the Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia, the West African nation’s maritime agency said on Sunday. They were abducted on Saturday from the vessel that was traveling between the cities of Lagos and Port […].....»»

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threaten to avenge military parade attack

DUBAI— Iran‘s elite Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact “deadly and unforgettable” vengeance for an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen. Saturday’s assault, one of the worst ever against the most powerful force of the Islamic Republic, […].....»»

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Indonesia’s presidential hopefuls woo millennials, Muslims as election in focus

JAKARTA — Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched his re-election campaign on Friday, looking to win over big blocs of millennial and Muslim voters as Southeast Asia‘s biggest economy sails into choppy waters. At next year’s election on April 17, the former furniture salesman seeks to repeat his 2014 defeat of Prabowo Subianto, a retired special forces commander, when […].....»»

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At doctors’ event, Duterte disclosed procedures he went through

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to undergoing medical procedures for stomach complications, admitting to sickness after previous public speculation. The 73-year old Duterte while giving a speech at a forum held by the Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu revealed that he recently underwent colonoscopy and endoscopy after he was diagnosed with Barret’s esophagus. Duterte […].....»»

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There are more Metro Manila road mishaps daily than you’d think

As traffic continues to pervade the metro, more and more people are getting involved in road accidents at most of the city’s major thoroughfares, prompting several advocates of road safety to discuss solutions on preventing fatalities. According to a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority in 2017, 34 Filipinos on average lose their lives daily due […].....»»

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Controversial blogger Olivar faces criminal rap over bomb scare

Controversial blogger Andrew Olivar will face a criminal complaint over his online post alleging a bomb threat on EDSA on September 21, the day commemorating the declaration of martial law. Olivar did not directly comment on the new complaint and insisted in a new Facebook status that he will keep supporting President Rodrigo Duterte. “I’m […].....»»

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Filmmaker shares Jose Diokno’s documentary in response to Enrile’s video

Filmmaker Pepe Diokno shared a BBC documentary that was narrated by his grandfather, the late senator Jose Wright “Ka Pepe” Diokno, in response to Juan Ponce Enrile and Bongbong Marcos’ video attempting to counter historical narratives on the Martial Law period. The Diokno family countered Enrile’s claim that only those with criminal records were arrested […].....»»

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After a brief hiatus, Jejomar Binay is returning to politics

Jojo Binay is trying to put corruption allegations behind him and run for office once more. Will he succeed?.....»»

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Blogger Drew Olivar under fire for making up bomb scare on EDSA

Filipinos were not amused when blogger Andrew Olivar shared that there might be a bombing on EDSA on the day the country commemorates the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. He referenced the Plaza Miranda bombing that happened in Quiapo, Manila in 1971 on his Facebook status and quipped that it’s “scary” to […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 21st, 2018Related News

The viral prank Filipino-Americans pulled on a fast food giant

Two Filipino-Americans sent a powerful message on race representation when they put up a fake poster at a fast food restaurant in Texas. Jevh Maravilla and Christian Toledo first became popular on Twitter when Maravilla shared images of the poster they made that had themselves as models at one of the locations of McDonald’s in Pearland City in Texas. […].....»»

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