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Wanderlust on a budget? Here s what you can do for less than P5,000

MANILA, Philippines — Nobody loves traveling more than millennials . Compared to previous generations, for whom financial independence is one of adulthood’s milestones, millennials believe that growing up means enriching the mind and the soul — which is why traveling is a top priority. If you’re a young ........»»

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After Piñol slams rice imports, PH to import 1 million MT of rice in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The National Food Authority (NFA) Council  approved the standby importation of one million metric tons (MT) of rice for 2019, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced on Monday, September 24.  Piñol, who now serves as the NFA Council head, also announced the entry of an additional ........»»

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SiriusXM buys Pandora to step up streaming music wars

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – SiriusXM, which dominates satellite radio in the United States, announced on Monday, September 24, it is buying online rival Pandora for $3.5 billion, ramping up competition in the streaming music market dominated by Spotify and Apple. The all-stock deal creates "the world's largest audio entertainment ........»»

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Trump says he expects second North Korea summit quite soon

UNITED NATIONS – US President Donald Trump said on Monday, Spetember 24, he expected to meet again soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he saw "tremendous progress" in easing tensions. "It looks like we'll have a second summit quite soon," Trump told reporters at the United Nations. "As ........»»

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Kavanaugh sex assault allegations totally political – Trump

WASHINGTON, DC, USA –  US President Donald Trump on Monday, September 24, branded sexual assault allegations that threaten to bring down his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "totally political," hardening his position ahead of an explosive Senate showdown. Trump, speaking in New York where he was attending the United Nations annual ........»»

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Aid groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21

GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – The death toll from a weekend attack in DR Congo's restive east rose to 21 on Monday, September 24, with the violence prompting aid groups to suspend their Ebola work in the area. The bloodshed occurred on Saturday in Beni, a flashpoint city in ........»»

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Typhoon Paeng slows down, maintains track

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) slightly slowed down on Monday evening, September 24, while staying on track up north in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In a bulletin issued ........»»

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Top official in Trump-Russia probe to resign or be fired – US media

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the probe into alleged collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump, was about to resign or be fired on Monday, September 24, US media reported. Several media including The New York Times and The Washington Post reported Rosenstein was preparing ........»»

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[OPINION] Was it possible Duterte s candidacy was void from the beginning?

Many were stunned when President Rodrigo Duterte recently issued a proclamation seeking to void the amnesty of that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV received in 2011 from then-president Benigno Aquino III.  Duterte and his legal advisers are citing alleged “defects” in the opposition senator's amnesty papers – particularly, that the ........»»

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Typhoon Paeng s extension to trigger rain in parts of PH

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) strengthened further and slowed down again before dawn on Tuesday, September 25, with its trough or extension expected to affect parts of the country. In ........»»

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Linking opposition to Red October plot ‘politicizes the AFP’ – Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said military officials who have been linking her and the political opposition to the supposed “Red October” ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte are politicizing the Armed Force of the Philippines (AFP).  On Tuesday, September 25, the Vice President tagged as ........»»

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1 year later at U.N., Trump s rocket man Kim is terrific

UNITED NATIONS – US President Donald Trump said Monday, September 24, he expects to hold a second summit soon with Kim Jong-un, lauding the North Korean strongman at the United Nations as "terrific" one year after he eviscerated him from the same platform. Trump used his debut address to the UN General Assembly 12 ........»»

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Naga, Cebu landslide death toll jumps to 56

MANILA, Philippines – The huge landslide in Naga City, Cebu, has left at least 56 dead, the police said on Tuesday, September 25, or 5 days after the disaster. In its latest update on Tuesday, the Naga City Police Station said the figure rose from the 49 deaths  reported on Monday, September 24. ........»»

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Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world s best

LONDON, United Kingdom – Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired ........»»

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Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

MILAN, Itally – Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus's quest for a treble this season on Wednesday, September 26, after losing out in the FIFA's best player of the year award. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo skipped the awards ceremony in London on Monday as his former Real Madrid ........»»

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Cleared of corruption? Martires will no longer appeal to Supreme Court

MANILA, Philippines – Another good news for charged public officials. If you're able to win before a lower court, the Office of the Ombudsman will no longer pursue your conviction at the Supreme Court. This is contained in Ombudsman Samuel Martires’ newest office order signed on ........»»

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7 Filipino artists among contenders in worldwide Venom fan art contest

MANILA, Philippines - For avid fan artists, there really is nothing quite like seeing your hard work recognized – what more if your talent is recognized internationally, and by your idol himself? Seven Filipino artists are in luck because they're among the top contenders in Talenthouse’s worldwide ........»»

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Rappler Talk: Future-proofing young Filipinos through innovation, social enterprise

MANILA, Philippines – A recent study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said that half of the jobs in Southeast Asian countries will be at high risk of being affected by automation. This is echoed by the Institute for the Future, which predicted that 85% of ........»»

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Cayetano vows all efforts for kidnapped OFWs in Nigeria

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano vowed on Monday, September 24, that the Philippines is "doing all the efforts" for 7 overseas Filipino workers reportedly kidnapped in Nigeria. Reuters reported on Monday that pirates kidnapped 7 Filipino crew members of a Swiss vessel off the coast of ........»»

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Trump s Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim

WASHINGTON, USA – Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was hit by a second accusation of sexual misconduct Sunday, September 23, leaving Republicans scrambling to save a confirmation that until recently had seemed all but certain. The latest claims of impropriety during Kavanaugh's youth came as he was already ........»»

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