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Sans EO on ‘endo,’ Duterte still going after ‘5-5-5’ companies

President Duterte has ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) to come up with a list of companies engaged in labor-only contracting as part of government efforts to crack down on illegal practices that affect a worker's security of tenure.   The order came a day after Malacaang announced that Mr. Duterte would no longer sign an executive order (EO) ending "endo" (end of contract contractualization scheme), and would rather have Congress amend the law on the practice.   Mr. Duterte's memorandum orders Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to submit within 30 days a comprehensive report on the implementation of Dole Department Order (DO) No. 174 on con...Keep on reading: Sans EO on ‘endo,’ Duterte still going after ‘5-5-5’ companies.....»»

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Shabu lands actor Julio Diaz in jail

MALOLOS CITY---Actor Julio Diaz had just completed clinical rehabilitation for substance abuse that was sponsored by fellow actor and now Bulacan Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando, after he went through some tough times.   But the treatment apparently was not successful.   The 59-year-old actor (whose real name is Mariano Calonge de Leon) was arrested at dawn on Friday with 12 grams of "shabu" (crystal meth) during a drug buy-bust operation at Barangay Langka in Meycauayan City, one of a dozen overnight antidrug sweeps in Bulacan province that left 13 suspects dead.   Diaz's driver, Ronald Gomez, 35, also was arrested after they allegedly sold a sachet of sha...Keep on reading: Shabu lands actor Julio Diaz in jail.....»»

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Bloody Friday: 13 killed in Bulacan drug ops

MALOLOS CITY---A day after Director General Oscar Albayalde assumed the top post of the Philippine National Police, promising to continue his predecessor's "Oplan Double Barrel" antidrug campaign, the police in Bulacan province reported that officers had killed 13 drug suspects in separate operations starting the previous night.   The Bulacan operations would continue through midnight on Friday so the police could not give details of the operations in several Bulacan towns and cities, according to Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, the provincial police chief.   Three of the drug suspects were killed in the City of San Jose del Monte, Caramat said.   Edgardo...Keep on reading: Bloody Friday: 13 killed in Bulacan drug ops.....»»

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SolGen dared: Question De Castro over SALNs, too

Was this a case of giving a Supreme Court associate justice a dose of her own medicine?   A private citizen on Friday urged Solicitor General Jose Calida to apply the same legal principle he had cited in moving for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's ouster against her primary nemesis---Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro.   In a four-page letter, Jocelyn Marie Acosta said Calida should also file a quo warranto petition against De Castro for her supposed failure to submit all her statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when she was appointed to the 15-member Supreme Court in December 2007, by then ...Keep on reading: SolGen dared: Question De Castro over SALNs, too.....»»

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Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

NEW YORK --- Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman. "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," the statement read. "The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given." No more details about the death were provided. Oman police and state media had no immediate rep...Keep on reading: Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies.....»»

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Organic tampons, cups no safer against toxic shock — study

Organic cotton tampons are often advertised as safer alternatives, but a study Friday said they are not better than regular tampons at preventing toxic shock syndrome. Menstrual cups can also raise the risk of toxic shock, and should be boiled in between uses, said the report in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Women have long been advised to change tampons regularly to avoid the risk of toxic shock syndrome, a rare but life-threatening condition that arises from a bacterial infection. Symptoms may include fever, vomiting, rash, muscle aches and organ failure. In recent years, a number of new female hygi...Keep on reading: Organic tampons, cups no safer against toxic shock — study.....»»

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Kris Aquino officially returns to Star Cinema via movie ‘I Love You Hater’

Kris Aquino officially returns to Star Cinema via movie ‘I Love You Hater’.....»»

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Create your extraordinary mornings with Nespresso

Mornings are different for everyone. Whether you head to a sunrise yoga class, go on a quick run before the morning commute or even wake up early to luxuriate in reading the newspaper while eating your favourite breakfast, having a productive and pleasant morning sets you up for the day ahead. For many, coffee is an essential part of the daily morning ritual. *Research shows that 56% of people have their coffee in the morning. Some would even say that they could not function without their morning cup. There are those who choose to take a shot of strong espresso for a quick pick-me-up, in preparation for a long and tiring day ahead. However, research has also shown that mornings ar...Keep on reading: Create your extraordinary mornings with Nespresso.....»»

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LOOK: Comelec begins simulation of 2018 Barangay, SK polls

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday kicked off the simulation of the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections at the Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Tondo, Manila. The Comelec scheduled the simulated voting from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at two precincts. At least 100 voters, including youth and senior citizen voters, were set to participate in the mock polls. Voters aged 15 to 17 were only be given SK ballots, while those aged 18 to 30 were given two ballots---one for SK and the other for Barangay---since they were eligible to vote for both polls. Voters aged 31 and above were only given Barangay ballots. After the voting simulation, the Co...Keep on reading: LOOK: Comelec begins simulation of 2018 Barangay, SK polls.....»»

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Trade winds bring warm weather to PH eastern portion

          A warm weather will be experienced by the eastern portion of the country on Saturday as eastern trade winds hover over the Philippines, the state weather bureau said.   In its 4 a.m. weather advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said temperatures may reach up to 36 degrees Celsius across the country.   Pagasa added that Metro Manila is also expected to have a 34 degree high temperature as some point until 4 a.m. of Tuesday.   Pagasa said winds coming from the east blowing over Luzon and Visayas would be light to moderate while coastal waters will...Keep on reading: Trade winds bring warm weather to PH eastern portion.....»»

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Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ bigger risk than obesity — study

People of "normal" weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines. How fat is distributed on a person's frame determined disease risk as much as how much fat they had overall, according to an investigation of nearly 1,700 people aged 45 and over. Even people who are not classified overweight on the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale, should be concerned if they had an "apple" shape with a waist wider than their hips, said research leader Jose Medina-Inojosa of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Such excess fat around the middle is called "central obesity". "Current gu...Keep on reading: Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ bigger risk than obesity — study.....»»

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HBO’s ‘Westworld’ premieres its 2nd season

      HBO's Emmy-award winning science fiction "Westworld" airs the second season premiere on Monday, April 23 at 9 a.m. (with a same-day primetime replay at 10 p.m.).   "Westworld," which debuted in 2016, is about the rise of artificial consciousness and set in a wild west-themed amusement park populated by humanoid robots with artificial intelligence.   The series boasts an ensemble cast which includes Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Ben Barnes, and Ed Harris.   In its second season, the show delves deeper into the uprising of the robots that have now become sentient entities.   It picks up from th...Keep on reading: HBO’s ‘Westworld’ premieres its 2nd season.....»»

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Anna Luna nominated Best Actress at Philadelphia Independent Film Awards

  Award-winning independent film actress Anna Luna has earned another stripe for her stellar performance in the movie "Maestra" from the 2018 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards [PIFA].   Luna's portrayal of Licensure Exam for Teachers topnotcher Lah Seraspi in the Lem Lorca independent film got her a Best Actress nomination at the award-giving body.   "Na shock siyempre. Tina-try talaga nilang iikot ang movie kung saan may mga festivals," she told Inquirer.net.   She added, "Hindi ko naman siya iniisip na sobra pero siyempre masaya po dahil napansin ulit ang mga Pinoy."   The said nomination is her second nod for the said film...Keep on reading: Anna Luna nominated Best Actress at Philadelphia Independent Film Awards.....»»

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Matteo-Shaina movie ‘Sing Single’ to hit cinemas soon

      Matteo Guidicelli and Shaina Magdayao take their series to the big screen as "Single Single" debuts in theaters on May 2.   Guidicelli plays the role of Joey, a lounge singer who leaves his wealthy home to live in his own condominium owned by his mom.   Apparently he shares almost the same name with his leading lady's character.   Meanwhile, Magdayao plays Joee plays an independent young professional. Both characters are highly independent individuals but had to share a living space for practical reasons.   The drama of their story starts as their lives co-exist. The characters mainly talk about handling relati...Keep on reading: Matteo-Shaina movie ‘Sing Single’ to hit cinemas soon.....»»

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Broner: Vargas fight ‘very important for my career’

NEW YORK --- Adrien Broner danced as music pumped through headphones, a large smile and sunglasses affixed to his face during introductions. Then Jessie Vargas spoke, his opponent in the welterweight fight at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. And Broner's outlook changed. "This is a very important fight for my career," Broner said Thursday ahead of the bout on Showtime. "I know that Jessie trained hard to beat me. This is a win that could take either of us to the next level." A champion in four divisions, Broner (33-3-0, 24 knockouts) is coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia in July. Broner is at a crossroads in his career, according to Stephen Espinoza, the president of sports and...Keep on reading: Broner: Vargas fight ‘very important for my career’.....»»

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Towns, Wolves return home in big hole against Rockets

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --- The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the 3-point-happy Houston Rockets. The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5 for 18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the series against the Rockets. Towns has found himself the subject of pointed criticism from analysts, fans and even his own team. The switch-heavy Rockets have double-teamed Towns to a stifling effect, and the Timberwolves sure haven't helped their 7-footer out by getting him the ball in favorable situations in the post. "They're coming to double. He knows that. He has to face up, be strong wit...Keep on reading: Towns, Wolves return home in big hole against Rockets.....»»

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Curry cleared to take part in modified practice for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. --- Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury. The Warriors said Curry was examined by the team's medical staff Friday and is making progress in recovering from the grade 2 left MCL sprain that has sidelined him since March 23. Curry will be allowed to take part in modified practices beginning Saturday and increase his on-court rehabilitation. He will be re-evaluated again in one week. The Warriors lead San Antonio 3-0 in their first-round series. If they advance, the second round could start as early as April 28....Keep on reading: Curry cleared to take part in modified practice for Warriors.....»»

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Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

INDIANAPOLIS --- Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. Cleveland was 39-0 during the regular season when leading after three quarters and kept that perfect mark intact with a Game 2 win. The incredible second-half charge came exactly one year after Indiana blew a 26-point halftime lead in a historic playoff collapse against the Cavs. This time, the Pacers delivered a devastating blow to the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs --- on a night LeBron Jones joined Michael Jordan as the only players in playof...Keep on reading: Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs.....»»

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Shaq attacks verse in new TV series Poetry in America

LOS ANGELES --- Shaquille O'Neal called himself "The Big Baryshnikov" and "The Big Socrates" in his days in the NBA. Now he can add "The Big Shakespeare." The basketball Hall-of-Famer, TNT TV analyst, commercial pitchman and onetime rapper is putting poetry on his lengthy resume as part of a new public television series. He brings his best bard to a dramatic reading of a poem in his episode of the 12-part "Poetry in America," then discusses it with Elisa New, a Harvard English professor who hosts the show. "I've always been into poetry," O'Neal said in an interview with The Associated Press in a sunlit conference room overlooking the Los Angeles skyline. "I've been writing rhymes al...Keep on reading: Shaq attacks verse in new TV series Poetry in America.....»»

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Family problem, not robbery, behind Nueva Ecija massacre — police

        Family problem triggered the fatal hacking of six people including a 10-year old child in Nueva Ecija on Friday, a police official said.   Chief Insp. Ranny Casilla of the San Leonardo police dismissed on Saturday allegations that robbery was the cause of the massacre as no missing valuables were recorded.   "Ito po ay problema lang po sa pamilya," Casilla said in an interview with dzMM.   Casilla said they have already identified a person of interest in the killing but chose not to disclose the identity.   According to Casilla, a person of interest will undergo investigation that might help to solve a ca...Keep on reading: Family problem, not robbery, behind Nueva Ecija massacre — police.....»»

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