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Get to know Alvarez s 6 nominees to the PDP-Laban 2019 senatorial slate

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Friday, November 17, named 6 people whom he wants to be part of PDP-Laban’s senatorial slate for the 2019 elections.  The latest roster announced in Cebu by Alvarez, the party’s secretary general, includes controversial names – including blogger-turned-official ........»»

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Motorcycle-riding teenagers die in Ifugao crash

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – A 14-year-old in Ifugao crashed a motorcycle in Alfonso Lista town, and died on Thursday, November 16. In Namillangan village in Alfonso Lista, police found at about 11 pm a black Honda 125 motorcycle tumbled on the road shoulder. Among those sprawled on the ground were Christian Jacob ........»»

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Premier Li tells Philippine media, China welcomes you

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang amused Filipino reporters when he said China's doors are open to Philippine media. Li, who was on an official visit to the Phiippines, said this in his  joint statement  with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Wednesday, November 15, "We welcome more Philippine press to come to China to ........»»

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Muhammad Ali s fight doctor Ferdie Pacheco dead at age 89

MIAMI, United States  – Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's physician and cornerman, "Fight Doctor" Ferdie Pacheco, died Thursday, November 16, at his home in Miami, his family announced. He was 89. Pacheco, who earned a medical degree from the University of Miami, met Ali in the early 1960s at Miami's Fifth ........»»

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Ombudsman orders dismissal of Batangas town mayor

BATANGAS, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of the mayor of Malvar town in Batangas due to an alleged anomalous procurement of a lot owned by her children.   Mayor Cristeta Reyes was served the Ombudsman's dismissal order on Wednesday, November 15, by Director Adelma ........»»

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Tropical Depression Tino begins to move away from PH

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Tino began to move away from the Philippines late Friday night, November 17, after making landfall in Palawan late afternoon. In a bulletin issued 11 pm on Friday, state ........»»

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After PDP-Laban move, Mamba slams ex-party LP, Aquino admin

CAGAYAN, Philippines – On the day he was sworn in as the new provincial chairman of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), Cagayan governor Manuel Mamba slammed his former party and the administration he once served. In a press briefing on Friday, November 17, Mamba said the Aquino administration ........»»

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Probe into nanlaban cases just a fishing expedition – SolGen

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) said that there is no basis to compel the police to submit for investigation firearms used in " nanlaban " cases, where drug suspects were killed after they supposedly fought back. “The submission of firearms, including serial ........»»

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UN climate talks enter extra time, unnerved by pro-coal Washington

BONN, Germany – UN negotiations to bolster the Paris Agreement , crafted over more than two decades to avert climate catastrophe, dragged into extra time Friday, November 17, unnerved by Washington's rejection of the process and defense of fossil fuels. Scheduled to have closed late afternoon, the talks were still ........»»

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Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

UNITED NATIONS – Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the UN Security Council on Friday, November 17, to block the renewal of a UN-led investigation to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A draft resolution put forward by Japan would have extended the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) for 30 ........»»

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Narco cops spoiled PNP-led drug war, says Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines – Where did the Philippine National Police (PNP) go wrong when it led the Duterte administration's war on drugs? PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa's response does not stray from what drug war  critics and human rights advocates  have been saying: "narco cops." He said in a news ........»»

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U.S. calls on Cambodia to undo opposition party ban

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Ousted VP returns to Zimbabwe as Mugabe clings on

HARARE, Zimbabwe (UPDATED) –  Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking last week triggered the military's takeover, has returned to the country, an aide told the Agence France-Presse Friday, November 17, as ageing leader Robert Mugabe clung onto power. Mnangagwa, who is a leading candidate to succeed to President Mugabe, ........»»

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Melindo to unify IBF/WBA belts vs Taguchi on New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK, USA - IBF junior flyweight champ Milan Melindo had said unification would be his path to carving a legacy. He’ll get his shot at doing so on New Year’s Eve when he faces WBA 108 pound titleholder Ryoichi Taguchi at Ota-City Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan......»»

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Fewer MRT3 trains, new operation schedule as Christmas season nears

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) is cutting its operating hours short beginning Friday, November 17. Starting Friday, the new operation schedule is shortened by an hour to give way for longer safety checks. On regular days, operation will start later at 5:30 am daily and will close earlier ........»»

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PCOO does not hire keyboard army – Andanar

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar denied a  report  by US-based human rights watchdog Freedom House that the government is paying an "army" of online commenters to skew public opinion in favor of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. "The Presidential Communications Operations Office does not employ a 'keyboard army,'" ........»»

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Legarda at COP23: We have to do both the difficult and the impossible

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Loren Legarda on Thursday, November 16, relayed the Philippines' "strong call for climate justice" as she headed the country's delegation at the High-Level Segment at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) happening in Bonn, Germany. "We have all heard the saying that what is 'difficult ........»»

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5 pop culture villains we love to hate

MANILA, Philippines – There’s no Mara without Clara, Snow White without the Evil Queen, or Luke Skywalker without Darth Vader. {source} {/source} The kontrabida, or villain, is the reason why leading characters become awesome – you can fight us on this, but think about it: without an adversary, how would the ........»»

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LISTEN: Noel Gallagher releases new song, ‘It’s a Beautiful World’

MANILA, Philippines – When Noel Gallagher makes headlines, it’s usually for some expeletive-laden comment ( most likely aimed at his brother, Liam ) but underneath all that noisy brashness, the Oasis frontman has still been making sweet music. His band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, released a Kanye West-inspired song, “Fort Knox” in October, and now they’re ........»»

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