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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ author calls Heart Evangelista a modern Hepburn

Actress-model Heart Evangelista is a real-life “Crazy Rich Asian,” according to a popular novelist who featured her in US-based magazine Harper Bazaar this month. Kevin Kwan, author of best-selling novel “Crazy Rich Asians” that was made into film of the same name, described Heart as the possible “modern-day incarnation of Audrey Hepburn” when he first […].....»»

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Why the arrest of 3 lawyers in a Makati bar is being criticized

A number of lawyers and legal groups have criticized the arrest of three lawyers inspecting a bar in Makati for alleged obstruction of justice after the three entered the premises of a crime scene to inspect and investigate. Lawyers Romulo Alarkon, Jan Vincent Soliven and Leni Rocha, who were inspecting Time Bar on Makati Avenue, […].....»»

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Xiamen Air passenger jet overshoots runway in Manila, no casualties

MANILA — A Xiamen Air aircraft with 165 people on board veered off an airport runway in the Philippines capital of Manila shortly before midnight on Thursday, but there were no casualties. The Boeing 737-800, landing after a flight from Xiamen “went off the runway during a heavy downpour”, said Connie Bungag, the officer in charge of […].....»»

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Rockets GM Morey on LeBron: ‘Greatest ever in my mind’

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said he thinks LeBron James is the greatest basketball player ever, and not by a small margin. Asked on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday if he expects James’ new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, to be immediate contenders in the Western Conference, Morey brought up the difficulty of […].....»»

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On Thai island, hotel guests check out of plastic waste

BANGKOK — For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand’s resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and clear waters, cutting down on waste may not be a top priority. But the island’s hotel association is hoping to change that with a series of initiatives aimed at reducing the […].....»»

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Italy opens probe into operator of collapsed bridge, investors dump shares

GENOA — Italy‘s government opened an investigation on Thursday into the country’s biggest toll-road operator, hours after saying it could face a heavy fine or lose its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people. A section of the bridge gave way on Tuesday in busy lunchtime traffic, plunging dozens of vehicles 50m (160 feet) below and […].....»»

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Fans of Aretha Franklin pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to legendary ‘Queen of Soul’

Legendary soul and blues singer Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 76 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Fans worldwide are mourning the death of the voice who was named the “Queen of Soul.” ‘Queen of Soul’  News of the singer’s passing was confirmed by her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. […].....»»

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Filipinos optimistic on Team Philippines in 2018 Asiad after win over Kazakhstan

Team Philippines is off to a good start after it crushed the Kazakhstan national team 96-59 in the 2018 Asian Games basketball tournament despite having only 9 days training before joining the start. Team Philippines had initially withdrawn from the competition but rescinded the withdrawal with only several days before the start of the competition. […].....»»

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Celebrities, public figures speak up on MMDA’s driver-only vehicles ban

Several personalities spoke up against the heavily criticized Metro Manila Development Authority’s driver-only scheme on EDSA amid the ongoing dry run starting on August 15. The MMDA previously explained that it produced Regulation No. 18-005 after finding out that vehicles with lone drivers occupy 70% of the congested freeway. Personalities react Singer-actress Saab Magalona-Bacarro described the driver-only […].....»»

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Why a South Korean supermarket is selling bananas in different stages of ripeness

South Korean supermarket E-Mart is getting praises for selling bananas in different stages of ripeness in one pack to allow consumers to eat fruit each day. Twitter user Jay Lim shared that the supermarket is selling a “One-A-Day Banana” pack that consists of bananas that are both ripe and not fully ripe. People praised the […].....»»

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Malaysian court to rule on women accused of killing brother of N. Korean leader

KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or acquit them. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese, could face the death penalty on charges of murdering […].....»»

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Hosts Indonesia hope for 16 gold medals

JAKARTA — As Indonesia gears up to host the Asian Games this month, the Southeast Asian nation hopes to capitalize on home advantage and a range of new disciplines to break into the top 10 in the medal table for the first time since 1990. Indonesia will be among 45 countries sending around 10,000 athletes to compete in […].....»»

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Asian shares hit one-year low on Turkey, China worries

TOKYO- Asian shares hit fresh one-year lows in early trading on Thursday, while oil and precious metal prices also tumbled as Turkey’s currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China fanned worries about global growth. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.0 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei and the Australian benchmark […].....»»

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Some fans still think Jordan Clarkson ‘replacement’ Trollano should play

Jordan Clarkson has finally been allowed to play for the Philippines after a tense negotiation between the Philippines and the National Basketball Association. But some fans are curious about the fate of Clarkson’s supposed replacement, The TNTt Ka Tropa’s Don Trollano. ‘Let Don Play’ The NBA announced that it was allowing the 6’5 guard of […].....»»

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Not Leni nor Alan: Duterte prefers Bongbong, Chiz to succeed him

President Rodrigo Duterte recently stated that his ideal replacements should he step down are Sen. Francis Escudero and former senator Bongbong Marcos, and not sitting Vice President Leni Robredo. Duterte’s statement came less than a month after he expressed belief that Robredo could be a capable president. The president’s preference Duterte made the statement at […].....»»

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Twitter and Reddit users resurrected 2016 issue involving Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga earned the ire of some online Filipinos who recall the Marcos-led Martial Law period when she praised the former ruling family for its perceived patronage of the arts. However, the remarks were made two years ago. Screenshots of the thread were recently posted on Reddit Philippines, where it eventually caught the public’s attention. […].....»»

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Mulan now has a face IRL and Filipino fans are stoked!

Disney bared that Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in the live-action remake of the 1998 classic film of the same name and got everyone excited......»»

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The last breathing space in Manila, Arroceros Forest Park, is under threat

A leader of a private environmental group appealed to the public to help save the Arroceros Forest Park in Manila, the last lung of the capital, after being threatened anew. Chiqui Sy-Quia Mabanta, leader of the park’s guardian Winner Foundation, claimed on her Facebook post that the place is under threat from developer. Mabanta did […].....»»

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‘Ang Probinsyano’ producers are sorry for use of Dingdong, Marian photos

After GMA Network actor Dingdong Dantes called them out for using and modifying his family’s photos in an episode without a permission, the producers of Kapamilya primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” apologized to the actor and his family. The team also aired a scene last year that showed a modified photo of the couple with […].....»»

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Amid 'NasaanAngPangulo, Bong Go brings fake Duterte to entertain evacuees

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go gave the floor to a voice impersonator of the president during a visit to evacuees in Marikina, as seen in video clips shared on social media. Go’s visit was amid Filipinos asking online about the whereabouts of President Rodrigo Duterte using the hashtag #NasaanAngPangulo as villages are inundated […].....»»

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