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How much are the fares of new ride-hailing apps?

MANILA, Philippines – Do you know the new ride-hailing apps? With the exit of Uber  from the Philippine ride-hailing market, many Filipino commuters were left with only Grab . But in April, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) accredited 5 new ride-hailing companies that offer booking services for taxis, sedans, and ........»»

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North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit

SEOUL, South Korea (2nd UPDATE) – North Korea said it had 'completely' dismantled its nuclear test site Thursday, May 24,  in a carefully choreographed move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit with the US.   Pyongyang announced its plan to "completely" dismantle the Punggye-ri ........»»

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Robredo wishes Harvard graduate daughter will devote life to Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo hopes her eldest daughter Aika will dedicate her life serving Filipinos as the latter graduates from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Robredo was all smiles as she stood beside her daughter Aika on Thursday, May 24, as the university-wide commencement exercises ........»»

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Missing out on the finals action? Check out this P50 NBA League Pass

MANILA, Philippines – More Filipino basketball fans can now watch the ongoing NBA conference finals as NBA Philippines, Philippine Long Distance Telephone, Inc. (PLDT) and Smart Communications Inc. team up in a multiyear partnership to bring the games live at a more affordable price. Fans can now avail of the NBA League Pass with ........»»

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Wider Davao River bridge opens to motorists

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Driving along the Davao River will be much easier beginning Thursday, May 24, with the opening of a wider bridge along the Davao City Diversion Road in this city. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) opened the newly widened bridge with President Rodrigo Duterte and ........»»

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Aika Robredo at Harvard: In her own time

MASSACHUSETTS, USA – Arriving at Harvard University in June last year, she struggled with what she called the "inevitable self-doubt." Did she reach this point on her own merit, or because "I'm the daughter of the two greatest people I know?" On Thursday morning here, May ........»»

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Gunmen kill Cagayan town councilor

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – A town councilor of Allacapan, Cagayan was shot dead by unknown assailants Thursday, May 24. Reports reaching Senior Superintendent Warren Tolito, the provincial police chief, identified the victim as Councilor Zaldy Mallari.  Mallari died of several gunshot wounds. He was 58. Initial investigation showed Mallari just arrived from ........»»

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Duterte: PH ‘winning the war’ against communists

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said the country is succeeding in its war against the communist insurgency, which the military tagged as its goal after the bloody siege in Marawi. In his speech Thursday, May 26, Duterte cited the military for rearresting Elizalde Cañete , the successor of the ........»»

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Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim

WASHINGTON, USA (UPDATED) – US President Donald Trump informed Kim Jong Un Thursday, May 24,  he was canceling their nuclear summit next month in Singapore, blaming "anger" and "hostility" from the North Korean regime for the spectacular collapse of the historic event. In a letter to Kim, Trump announced he was ........»»

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8 women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) — Actor Morgan Freeman is facing accusations of sexual harassment and inapproriate behavior by multiple women who came forward to share their experience. Sixteen women spoke to CNN about Freeman's inappropriate actions – 8 of them "victims of what some called harassment and others called ........»»

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Retrospect: Deadpool rebooted the superhero genre. Does its sequel do the same?

[Editor's Note: This article features XChange Picks – deals and products we think you might like. These features may contain affiliate links from our partners.] MANILA, Philippines — Back in 2016, just a few days short of Valentine’s Day, an unlikely superhero — one that cursed, killed, ........»»

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Facebook suspends account of Pinoy Ako Blog s Jover Laurio

MANILA, Philippines – Jover Laurio's latest pledge: #IWillNotBeSilent. The blogger behind the popular Pinoy Ako Blog turned to Twitter after her personal Facebook account was suspended on Thursday, May 24. She believes trolls triggered the suspension by creating a fake account under her name, then mass reporting her real account as ........»»

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COA nudges Davao City over questionable workers

MANILA, Philippines – Three years after  more than 11,000 questionable workers of the Davao City government were flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA), state auditors again nudged the local government to comply with its long-standing recommendations. In the 2017 audit report of Davao City recently released by COA, state ........»»

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PDEA s Jesus Fajardo appointed customs deputy commissioner

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) assistant secretary Jesus Fajardo as deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Fajardo's appointment papers, signed on May 21, were made public on Thursday, May 24. He is taking the place of Natalio Ecarma III. At the PDEA, ........»»

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X2 actress Kelly Hu to attend Toycon 2018 in Manila

X2 actress Kelly Hu to attend Toycon 2018 in Manila.....»»

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Isabela City civil registrar shot dead

BASILAN, Philippines – The civil registrar of Isabela City, this province, was shot dead by motorcycle-riding assailants at around 9 am Thursday, May 24.  Jordan Guerrero Juaini and his driver Basser Abdullah were attacked along Rojas Avenue in Barangay Eastside, a few meters away from the detachment of the Philippine National Police ........»»

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DOTr still in talks with NAIA Consortium over airport rehab terms

MANILA, Philippines – A consortium made up of 7 of the country's top conglomerates is expected to bag the original proponent status for the rehabilitation, development, operations, and maintenance of the  Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in two weeks' time. After the  NAIA Consortium  brought down the concession period to 15 years and ........»»

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Sony s next PlayStation may be at least 3 years away

MANILA, Philippines – With the advent of upgrades to the existing lifecycle of the PlayStation 4 and the rise of online connectivity and console-based apps, it seems the concept of a console lifecycle is changing as well. The next iteration of the PlayStation isn't close to being released yet, with ........»»

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LeBron James unfazed even as NBA Finals streak stands in jeopardy

  WASHINGTON, United States – As the Cleveland Cavaliers try to stay alive against Boston Celtics in Game 6, another record will be on the line – LeBron James' streak of NBA Finals appearance. But James, who’s seeking an 8th straight trip to the title series, said that ........»»

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U.S. demands 2 Venezuelan diplomats leave within 48 hours

  WASHINGTON DC, USA – The United States ordered two top Venezuelan diplomats to leave within 48 hours in a tit for tat response to Caracas' expulsion order against the top two US diplomats there. "This action is to reciprocate the Maduro regime's decision to declare the Charge d'Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission ........»»

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