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Christmas putting quiet PBA debut behind as Ginebra awaits in playoffs

MANILA, Philippines – Rakeem Christmas admitted his PBA debut for Magnolia that ended in a lopsided loss to TNT was far from what he wanted for himself. The former NBA player, who played for the Indiana Pacers for two years, was limited to 8 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 assists ........»»

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Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in U.S. prison

NEW YORK, USA (UPDATED) – Once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was  jailed for life on Wednesday, July 17, the mandatory sentence for a host of crimes spanning a quarter-century. Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico's mighty Sinaloa drug cartel, was ........»»

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Traffic rerouting for SONA 2019 announced

MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City Police Department Public Information Office released details on Wednesday, July 17, of the temporary traffic rerouting scheme which will affect motorists in the vicinity of the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City on Monday, July 22. Heavy traffic is expected, especially in roads leading ........»»

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Tropical Storm Falcon speeds up as it boosts monsoon

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) slightly accelerated late Wednesday evening, July 17, while maintaining its strength and still enhancing the  southwest monsoon  or hanging habagat. In a briefing past 11 pm on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, ........»»

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Expect little talk on security issues in Duterte’s SONA – analysts

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese boats in the West Philippine Sea and suicide bombers in Sulu make for a grim picture of the country’s security situation, so don’t expect President Rodrigo Duterte to bring them up in his upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA), said analysts from the ........»»

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Martha Stewart is coming to Manila!

MANILA, Philippines — Businesswoman and TV personality Martha Stewart is coming to Manila in August. Stewart will be the guest speaker at ANC's Leadership Series on August 20 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel.   The event will be hosted by ........»»

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Justice for the dead sought 5 years after MH17 crash

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Families of the victims of flight MH17 on Wednesday, July 17, marked 5 years since the crash, with calls for justice for those killed when the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine. The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur came less ........»»

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[OPINYON] Vico at Isko: Governance in the age of social media

  Mas matanda pa sa kopong-kopong ang naratibo ng kanilang pagkapanalo laban sa matatandang pulitiko sa kani-kanilang lugar. Kaya naman sa mga unang araw matapos maglabasan ang resulta ng halalan noong Mayo, isang buwan pang mahigit bago ang mismong pag-upo nila sa puwesto, bumandera na agad ........»»

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Coast Guard gets modern patrol ship from France

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be getting its largest and most modern ship yet, which will be deployed to areas where the country’s maritime security is challenged. In a statement, the PCG announced Wedneday, July17,  the launch of its first ever Offshore ........»»

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Rehabilitation body appeals for public understanding amid Boracay flooding

AKLAN, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) has appealed to residents and tourists  for understanding following flash floods in the world-famous island caused by heavy rains over the past days. BIARMG manager Natividad Bernardino attributed the flooding to the ongoing construction of the drainage system in the ........»»

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Quezon City suspends classes for Duterte SONA on July 22

MANILA, Philippines – Classes in all levels are suspended in Quezon City on Monday, July 22, for President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) . Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte ordered the suspension for both public and private schools. The city government announced the order in a Facebook post on Thursday, July ........»»

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U.S. House rejects bid to launch Trump impeachment proceedings

WASHINGTON, USA – The US House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 17,  rejected a congressman's bid to launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, tamping down a groundswell of anger after the president made xenophobic comments about Democrats. The chamber voted 332 to 95 to table, or effectively kill, a resolution brought ........»»

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Thousands join fifth day of protest vs Puerto Rico governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Thousands marched in Puerto Rico for a fifth day on Wednesday, July 17, demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello, following corruption accusations and the ........»»

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Throwback: What Duterte’s last 3 SONAs tell us

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has now given 3 State of the Nation Addresses (SONAs) and is about to deliver his 4th on Monday, July 22. Duterte’s SONAs are always widely anticipated for his likely off-the-cuff remarks. Who will he curse this time? ........»»

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Mayweather zero interest in Pacquiao rematch

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Floyd Mayweather has "zero interest" in coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after their money-spinning 2015 superfight, close confidante Leonard Ellerbe said Wednesday, July 17. Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, told the boxingscene.com website that not even the prospect of another lucrative payday ........»»

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2 soldiers killed in North Cotabato clash with NPA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Two soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels in a village in Arakan town in North Cotabato. Police Captain Jose Marie Molina, the Arakan chief of police, said the soldiers under the 19th Infantry Battalion  were conducting a community support program ........»»

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak an emergency of global concern – WHO

KINSHASA, DR Congo – The World Health Organization on Wednesday, july 17, declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics. The year-old Ebola epidemic in eastern DR Congo, the second deadliest on record, ........»»

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Call for proposals: CCP 2020 exhibition venue grant

The following is a press release from the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Cultural Center of the Philippines, through its Visual Arts and Museum Division is accepting proposals for the 2020 Venue Grant Program. The VAMD offers exhibition venues where current visual art expressions may be mounted, featured, ........»»

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Like workers, business groups don t like anti-endo bill under Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Nobody seems to want the current form of the security of tenure bill – both labor groups and business chambers alike. Labor groups said the measure fails to address key issues such as the end-of-contract or endo scheme, and is "not worthy of support.".....»»

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SC to Robredo: Still premature to claim victory in electoral protest

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that it is “premature” for Vice President Leni Robredo to claim she already won the electoral protest filed against her by defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.   The SC, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), junked ........»»

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