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Philippine top court rejects government’s move to recover Marcos wealth

MANILA — The Philippine Supreme Court has rejected efforts to claim almost $1 billion in damages from the estate of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies, saying the government had failed to prove alleged graft related major infrastructure projects. The court made the decision in April but it was only made public on Tuesday. The […].....»»

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Cavs head to draft clueless about LeBron’s future

Entering the 2018 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers must operate without knowing the status of LeBron James, who can opt out of his contract before the end of the month. James, Cleveland.com reported, has been in touch with the team through his representatives. However, James himself is not certain whether he will return to Cleveland, […].....»»

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Stephen Curry’s killer accuracy on full display in viral video

Stephen Curry is at the top of his game. And the world knows. Just a few years ago, ‘The Baby-faced Assassin’ was the lone bright spot in a stumbling Golden State Warriors squad that struggled to make the playoffs. A few weeks ago, that same squad won its third NBA trophy in four years. The Warriors’ […].....»»

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Philippines’ Duterte says no ‘justice’ for families of drugs war casualties

MANILA – Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls from rights groups seeking redress for the thousands of deaths. More than 4,200 suspected drug dealers have been killed by police in Duterte’s anti-narcotics campaign since June 2016, […].....»»

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China Cojuangco’s daughter threatened on Instagram as ‘revenge’

Television host China Cojuangco was disturbed when someone violently threatened her daughter on Instagram, claiming to get “revenge” on the Cojuangco family, particularly her father Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. An individual named Angelie Arbuis (@angeliarbuis) commented on China’s Instagram Stories that featured the latter’s daughter, Lucia. She wrote: “Cute sarap isilid sa sako tapos tapon ilog makaganti […].....»»

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Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems. Speaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by U.S. Catholic bishops who called the separation of children from their parents “contrary to […].....»»

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Where the 23 senators stand on Supreme Court’s ousting of Sereno

Here is how the 23 members of the upper house stand on Supreme Court's decision to kick out its head......»»

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Philippines strikes down order expelling Australian nun who joined protest

MANILA — The Philippine justice department on Monday struck down an order for the deportation of an Australian nun after she joined a political rally, sparking celebrations among her supporters. The Catholic nun, Patricia Anne Fox, 71, who is head of a congregation, had angered President Rodrigo Duterte after she was spotted in April at a […].....»»

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Philippine troops clash with remnants of defeated Islamist group

MANILA — Philippine troops have clashed with remnants of a pro-Islamic State militant group that held a southern city for five months last year, the army said on Monday. Colonel Romeo Brawner, the deputy commander of Joint Task Force Marawi, said security forces conducted air and ground assaults in the province of Lanao del Sur on […].....»»

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Asia stocks slide to 4-month low as Trump threatens more China tariffs

TOKYO – A sell-off in Chinese stocks drove Asian equities to a four-month low on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating tit-for-tat trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Trump warned on Monday that Washington would impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of […].....»»

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Why blogger’s defense of Chinese actions on Scarborough is confusing

Despite a video showing otherwise, a popular blogger identified with the Duterte administration challenged the allegations of piracy against the Chinese coast guard that stopped Filipino fishermen near Scarborough Shoal. Sass Rogando Sasot, a vocal supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte who runs the Facebook page “For the Motherland,” claimed that only crimes defined by the […].....»»

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K-Pop girl group BlackPink fires up internet and breaks online records

The craze for K-Pop is real as girl group BlackPink’s latest music video titled “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” has broken records on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify. As of this writing, the official video has reached about 62 million views. “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” is the girl group’s single from their new EP, “Square Up,” released in June 15, 2018. […].....»»

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Filipinos are curious about XXXTentacion, recently killed at 20

An up-and-coming rapper was shot dead in Miami, piquing Filipinos' curiosity......»»

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Fact checker catches anti-Duterte page sharing fake info on Palace meeting

Despite some facing questions over its impartiality after being tapped earlier this year as social media fact-checkers, news organization VERA Files has caught an anti-administration Facebook page reporting false information about a Malacañang meeting last month. Fighting fake news VERA Files has recently released a report on a May 29, 2018 Facebook post by Silent […].....»»

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How USGS monitored and coordinated during 1991 Pinatubo eruption using fax machines

The US Geological Survey recalled on the 27th anniversary of the Pinatubo eruption how they and their Filipino counterparts were able to work together in monitoring and issuing evacuation warnings without the use of the modern internet back in 1991. In an article by the United States Geological Survey, they remembered how they dealt with […].....»»

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Agot Isidro criticized for comparing QCPD’s arrests to Martial Law

The actress, a vocal critic of the administration, may have missed the point that ordinances in Quezon City are in place against "tambays.".....»»

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Imee Marcos says her dad is her hero on Father’s Day

(First published on June 18, 2018 at 4:35 p.m.; Updated) Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos proudly proclaimed that her dad is her hero for Father’s Day, prompting an immediate backlash against the former strongman Ferdinand Marcos. Father’s Day was celebrated in June 17 but she released her tweet the day before. She has since deleted it […].....»»

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Click and save: Websites help Asian maids escape debt bondage

HONG KONG/BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Worn out and empty, it was past midnight when Filipino maid Genelie Millan dragged herself back to her room, took out her phone to search for a way to escape her abusive employer — and came across a website that changed her life. HelperChoice is one of several online services […].....»»

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American woman’s racist rant shows how Filipinos are not safe from discrimination in US

An American woman’s hateful rant against Filipinos in a grocery story was caught on video and has gone viral showing how anti-immigrant discrimination and racism in the US could also be affecting the millions of overseas Filipino workers there. While many have come to the Filipino-American community’s defense, the video shows how their long-established presence […].....»»

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Mexicans throng streets at home after surprise World Cup win over Germany

MEXICO CITY — Thousands of Mexicans in the national colors of green, white and red danced in the streets on Sunday to celebrate their team’s stunning victory against Germany, the World Cup defending champions. Elated fans waved Mexican flags and donned traditional “sombrero” hats at the iconic Angel of Independence monument in downtown Mexico City as they sang […].....»»

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