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More fuel price hikes possible, DoE warns

CONSUMERS should brace themselves for continued fuel price hikes given global developments such as a crisis in Venezuela and the US decision to scrap a nuclear deal with Iran, an Energy department official said on Wednesday. With oil companies having announced steep pump price increases over the past two weeks, Oil Industry Management Bureau director [...] The post More fuel price hikes possible, DoE warns appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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New rules expand AMLA coverage

JEWELRY dealers as well as company service providers, among others, are now covered by anti-money laundering rules, the country’s financial intelligence unit said on Wednesday. The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), in a statement, said it had approved the adoption of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) Guidelines for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs). [...] The post New rules expand AMLA coverage appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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April surplus trims govt budget deficit

THE government incurred a budget surplus in April as higher revenues surpassed state spending, preliminary Treasury bureau data showed on Wednesday. The month’s P46.3-billion surplus was a reversal of the P110.69-billion deficit posted in March and was also lower than the P52.979-billion surplus recorded in April last year. The result led to a cumulative budget [...] The post April surplus trims govt budget deficit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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House asks Duterte to certify Bangsamoro bill as urgent

THE House of Representatives has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposed Bangsamoro Basic law (BBL) or House Bill 6475 as urgent. The House made the appeal in a letter to the President dated May 23—a document shared by House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas of Ilocos Norte to journalists on Thursday morning. “May we [...] The post House asks Duterte to certify Bangsamoro bill as urgent appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Sister Fox won’t back down, to appeal deportation

AUSTRALIAN missionary Patricia Fox  will continue to appeal and “exhaust all legal remedies” against an Immigration order for her to leave the Philippines, her lawyer said on Thursday. Lawyer Robert Pahilga, legal counsel for the 71-year-old nun, said that they would file a petition for review before the Department of Justice (DOJ) as the order [...] The post Sister Fox won’t back down, to appeal deportation appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Brother of late Ozamiz City mayor Parojinog nabbed in Taiwan

THE brother of the late Ozamiz City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. Was arrested in Taiwan, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Thursday. Chief Supt. John Bulalacao, PNP Spokesman, said that Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog was arrested by Taiwan police on Wednesday. “Im still waiting for the report from the operatives and it was confirmed by [...] The post Brother of late Ozamiz City mayor Parojinog nabbed in Taiwan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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NKorea slams ‘ignorant and stupid’ Pence, renews summit threat

SEOUL: North Korea called US Vice-President Mike Pence “ignorant and stupid” for his warnings over a planned summit with Donald Trump, renewing a threat to cancel as the US president said the fate of the historic talks will be decided next week. Trump is due to meet his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un in [...] The post NKorea slams ‘ignorant and stupid’ Pence, renews summit threat appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Cuba’s new leader brings hope for gay rights

HAVANA: Gay rights in Cuba have come a long way since the early years of the Communist revolution, when countless people were marginalized or forced to flee because of their sexual orientation. Now, the island’s LGBT community is pinning its hopes on new leader Miguel Diaz-Canel to fight their corner in the battle for equal [...] The post Cuba’s new leader brings hope for gay rights appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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US police chief apologizes for arrest of NBA player, releases video

CHICAGO: The police chief in the Midwestern US city of Milwaukee apologized Wednesday for the tasing and arrest of a black professional basketball player over a parking violation, as his department released video of the incident. Chief Alfonso Morales said disciplinary action had been taken against the officers involved in the January arrest of Sterling [...] The post US police chief apologizes for arrest of NBA player, releases video appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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US weighs UN funding cuts after Palestinians join agencies

UNITED NATIONS: The United States is considering whether to cut funding to two UN agencies and the chemical weapons watchdog after the Palestinians joined the organizations, a US official said Wednesday. In a move aimed at boosting their international profile, the Palestinians have joined the UN trade development organization UNCTAD, industrial development agency UNIDO and [...] The post US weighs UN funding cuts after Palestinians join agencies appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Carrying Bruce Lee’s JKD into the 21st century

Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) is without a doubt one of the most influential persons of the last century. His philosophical martial art of jeet kune do, literally “the way of the intercepting fist,” has become an inspiration not only to martial artists who wish to break free from mindless traditions [...] The post Carrying Bruce Lee’s JKD into the 21st century appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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McIlroy seeks to regain sparkle at puzzling PGA

WENTWORTH, United Kingdom: Rory McIlroy admits to having a weird relationship with the Wentworth course but he will be hoping after a chastening experience at the Masters to rediscover a bit of his old sparkle at the PGA Championship. The 29-year-old quadruple major champion, who looked well placed going into the final round to win [...] The post McIlroy seeks to regain sparkle at puzzling PGA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Petron posts early win in PSL Beach Volley

Powerhouse Petron XCS kicked off its title-retention campaign on a sizzling note as it torched Generika-Ayala A, 19-21, 21-14, 15-8, in the opening salvo of the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup on Wednesday at the Sands By the Bay in Mall of Asia. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons crawled back from a set [...] The post Petron posts early win in PSL Beach Volley appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Cariño cops Le Tour crown

BAGUIO CITY: Make way for the newest toast of Philippine cycling. Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance’s El Joshua Cariño fulfilled a cherished dream as he seized the 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas in dramatic fashion in front of an appreciative Wednesday afternoon crowd at the Burnham Park here. Cariño, 25, poured it all on what’s left in [...] The post Cariño cops Le Tour crown appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Gilas Cadets thrive under pressure

Head coach Jong Uichico has tested his wards capacity under pressure in Gilas Pilipinas Cadets’ slim 63-61 win over University of the East (UE) in the 12th FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup on Tuesday night at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City. “I saw who can play. I saw who’s going to [...] The post Gilas Cadets thrive under pressure appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Ward-Bellow an inappropriate match up

Over the weekend, heavyweight Tony Bellew, who registered two successive stoppage wins over compatriot David Haye, said he is interested in taking on Andre Ward of the US, which I find inappropriate. Why is it inappropriate? In the mixed martial arts scene, have we heard any of the heavyweight contenders in the Ultimate Fighting Championship [...] The post Ward-Bellow an inappropriate match up appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PBA D-League Foundation Cup opens June 4

Hoops action continues as the Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) Foundation Cup 2018 fires off on June 4 with six teams battling for the crown. Che’Lu Bar and Grill is out to improve its runner-up finish in the season-opening Aspirants’ Cup, which featured 12 teams. The Revellers, who were backed by San Sebastian [...] The post PBA D-League Foundation Cup opens June 4 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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23 years of fighting and still counting

Twenty-three years? That’s crazy! Thus exclaimed Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune when informed that the Filipino fighting senator is in his 23rd year as a prizefighter. And that the former World Boxing Organization 147-pound belt-owner will, in fact, be celebrating the occasion when he fights Argentine World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas [...] The post 23 years of fighting and still counting appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Rockets edge Warriors to level NBA playoff series

SAN FRANCISCO: NBA regular-season wins leader Houston, powered by James Harden’s 30 points and 27 from Chris Paul, edged defending champion Golden State 95-92 Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to level their semifinal playoff series at two wins each. The Rockets snapped Golden State’s record playoff home win streak at 16 games, the Warriors suffering their [...] The post Rockets edge Warriors to level NBA playoff series appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Mindanao All-Stars beats Gilas in Digos

The Mindanao All-Stars ended Tim Cone’s five-game losing streak in the All-Star game dating back to 2007 with a 144-130 win over the Norman Black -mentored Gilas Pilipinas on Wednesday in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) 2018 All-Star Game at the Davao Del Sur Coliseum in Digos, Davao Del Sur. Jio Jalalon, Mark Andy Barroca [...] The post Mindanao All-Stars beats Gilas in Digos appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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