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Ayala Land Expands to Kuala Lumpur

The board of Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) has given the go signal to commence with an ambitious residential project in Malaysia, which is reportedly part of the local property giant’s aggressive overseas expansion. ALI President and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Vincent Dy said its Board approved the purchase of 9.25-acre property in Klang Valley area […].....»»

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Zuckerberg Under Pressure to Face EU Lawmakers Over Data Scandal

Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans. The world’s largest social network is under fire worldwide after information about nearly 87 million users wrongly ended up in the […].....»»

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Dominguez: The Future Begins in New Clark City

The government envisions New Clark City, a new metropolis that will rise within the Clark Special Economic Zone, as a city of the future, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said. At the Philippine Economic Briefing held in Pampanga, Dominguez said Clark will be the showcase of the Duterte administration’s economic strategy promoting inclusive development. “We […].....»»

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Capitol Sets 3rd Summer Youth Camp

The Cebu Provincial Government, through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), announced the holding of the third annual Summer Youth Camp in Alta Resort, Cordova town on May 16-18, 2018. With the theme “Ako Mahimo: A campaign against teenage pregnancy and HIV and AIDS”,  the youth camp aims to raise awareness on the prevention of […].....»»

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New Specimen of One of World’s Rarest Turtle Species Found in Vietnam

Turtle experts said they have identified a fourth specimen of the Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), one of the world’s largest known freshwater turtle species, also one of the world’s rarest, in Vietnam’s Hanoi capital, local media reported on Saturday. The Hanoi-based Asian Turtle Program of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (ATP/IMC), a Britain-based conservation charity, said […].....»»

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Russia Blocks Popular Telegram Messaging App

Russia began implementing a ban on popular instant messaging service Telegram after the app refused to provide encrypted messages to Russia’s security services. Russia’s state telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor said Monday that it had sent a notice to telecommunications operators in the country instructing them to block the service following last week’s court ruling that sided […].....»»

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Mayor Tomas Osmeña Spearheads Orientation for Cebu City SPES Passers

“Do not just do your best, you must win” Mayor Tommy Osmeña said in his message on the recent orientation of the Special Program Employment for Students (SPES) passers. SPES is the program of the Cebu City Government which help students attain a job while waiting for the school year to re-open and to mold […].....»»

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DepEd-ARMM Emphasizes Importance of Sports for Students

The Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) considers the importance of sports in molding the students into better individuals. DepEd-ARMM Secretary Rasol Mitmug, Jr. said that the department puts significance to sports as another way for students to strive more. He noted that in line with this year’s Palarong Pambansa […].....»»

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Recto Wants Ships Carrying Contraband into PH Destroyed

Senator Ralph Recto on Tuesday proposed that every ship caught smuggling cargo into the Philippines “suffer the fate of destruction” as he renewed his call for tougher measures against smuggling. Recto made the call after a Mongolian-flagged ship was caught unloading 8,000 sacks of Vietnamese rice off the coast of Zamboanga. “Ships that wittingly carry […].....»»

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Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Refuses to Testify in UK

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament’s media committee, citing British authorities’ investigation into his former company’s alleged misuse of data from millions of Facebook accounts in political campaigns. Committee Chairman Damian Collins announced Nix’s decision a day before his scheduled appearance but flatly rejected the notion that he […].....»»

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April 18, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST (Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro) Issued at: 6:00 AM, 18 April 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Trough of Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting Mindanao. Easterlies affecting the rest of the country. FORECAST: Visayas, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with […].....»»

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Davide Commends CPPO Anti-Drug Operatives for a Job Well Done

Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III led the distribution of cash rewards to the anti-narcotics operatives of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) for their exemplary performance in the campaign against illegal drugs. “Please be assured of the continuing support of Cebu Provincial Government to the Cebu Police Provincial Police Office lead by Senior Supt. […].....»»

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6.0-Magnitude Quake Jolts Davao Oriental

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook Davao Oriental today, Thursday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. The quake of tectonic origin struck 31 kilometers off the town of Tarragona in Davao Oriental at 11:53 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. Intensity 4 was felt in Mati City, and intensity 3 was […].....»»

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SC: 2011 DOJ Order Barring GMA from Leaving PH Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court (SC) declared unconstitutional the Department of Justice (DOJ) circular issued by then Justice Secretary and now detained Senator Leila de Lima to prevent former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from leaving the country in 2011 to seek medical treatment. SC spokesman Theodore Te announced the decision during magistrates’ summer session […].....»»

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Former US First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at Age 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92. Family spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed the death in a statement. The cause wasn’t immediately known. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down […].....»»

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IMF Keeps 2018-19 GDP Forecasts For PH

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) maintained its 2018 and 2019 growth forecasts for the Philippines in its April 2018 World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, owing to strong domestic demand and public investment, an IMF official revealed. In its latest report, the multilateral agency projected a 6.7 percent and 6.8 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth […].....»»

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Dela Rosa Says He Did His Best to Improve PNP Image

Outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday said he is convinced that he has exerted all efforts to improve the flagging image of the police force when he first assumed the post. Dela Rosa made the statement as he bade farewell to the 196,000-strong police force in an emotional address […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsApr 17th, 2018Related News

White House Expects ‘Very Positive’ Trump-Abe Talks

The White House said it expects U.S. President Donald Trump’s two days of talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to “be very positive.” Speaking to reporters on Air Force One on Monday’s flight to Florida, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the discussions between the two leaders are “going to be centered […].....»»

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New Invention Detects Cancer in Seconds

Technology is being developed in Austin, Texas, to make cancer detection faster and tumor removal more precise. A device called the MasSpec Pen can detect cancer with just one touch, researchers said. “Well, it’s a game changer because I was doing a case the other day with a surgeon, and we had to wait an […].....»»

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Bataan Death March Survivors Recount Tales of Valor

Of the estimated 80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war (POWs), who took part in the infamous Bataan Death March 76 years ago, only three are still alive with their age past the century mark. Records at the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) named the centenarian war veterans as Pfc. Juliano de La Peña, 107, […].....»»

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