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Travel goals: Quick tips from an expert

MANILA, Philippines - Been itching to scratch that wanderlust bite lately? By all means, do so! But... hold on. Where do you go (given budgetary and logistical limitations)? What do you do there? What things should you keep in mind ahead of time? Whether it's a spontaneous weekend away or ........»»

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HOAX: NU students walk out of Senator Hontiveros’ speech

  Claim: Students of National University (NU) walked out of Senator Risa Hontiveros’ speech about Raissa Robles’ book “Marcos Martial Law: Never Again.” The incident allegedly happened on a Thursday, but no specific date was mentioned. The blog citizenbalitaphil.blogspot.com posted the claim on September 20. ........»»

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U.N.’s high-level meeting on TB: Why the Philippines should care

NEW YORK, U.S.A. – Heads of state will gather at the United Nations General Assembly here on Wednesday, September 26, for a first ever high-level meeting to end tuberculosis, expecting to fast-track action to combat the world's biggest infectious killer.  The UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB is only ........»»

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El Nido s ban on plastic bottles now in effect

PALAWAN, Philippines – Going to El Nido? You may want to forego bringing mineral or sparkling water, as well as softdrinks. A ........»»

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Philippine peso dips to fresh 13-year low, bloodbath at PSE

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine peso continued to weaken, closing at P54.31 against the United States dollar on Tuesday, September 25. The local currency was weaker from the P54.23 closing level on Monday, September 24. Tuesday's level was also the weakest since the peso closed at P54.42 against the greenback ........»»

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The final Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer has finally dropped

MANILA, Philippines - As the premiere of the highly-anticipated fantasy sequel nears, many Fantastic Beasts fans couldn’t contain their excitement over the recent release of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald final trailer and the mystery clues they say lurk within it.  Did you catch them? ........»»

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Pope says youth outraged by clergy sex scandals

TALLINN, Estonia – Pope Francis on Tuesday, September 25, admitted ........»»

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Noynoy Aquino eyes filing cases vs accusers in court

  MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is considering taking legal action against the people who have filed cases against him.  Aquino hinted about his plans in his speech during the Liberal Party’s (LP) National Executive Council (NECO) meeting on Tuesday, September 25, when his ........»»

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Typhoon Paeng slightly weakens

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) slightly weakened on Tuesday evening, September 25, while continuing its slow movement. In a bulletin issued 11 pm on Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical ........»»

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Vowing U.S. first, Trump presses on Iran, trade at UN

UNITED NATIONS – President Donald Trump on Tuesday, September 25, urged heavy pressure both on Iran and Washington's trading partners as he offered a robust defense of the US right to go it alone. Addressing world leaders at the start of the annual United Nations General Assembly, Trump lashed out ........»»

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PDEA seizes P544-M shabu in Pasay condo kitchen lab

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has arrested 5 Hong Kong nationals who allegedly operated a kitchen-type shabu laboratory inside a condominium unit in Pasay City. Authorities arrested the suspects in separate buy-bust operations in Parañaque and Manila on Tuesday, September 25, and raided the shabu lab ........»»

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LIVE: Senate resumes probe into missing P6.8-B shabu

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate blue ribbon committee resumes its probe into the missing P6.8 billion worth of methamphetamine (shabu) on Wednesday, September 25. Last August 8, police discovered 4 empty giant magnetic lifters inside a warehouse in General Mariano Alvarez town in Cavite. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) believes ........»»

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Trillanes to remain in the Senate after posting bail

MANILA, Philippines – There’s no going home yet for opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after 3 weeks of being holed up in his Senate office. Trillanes said he would continue staying in his Senate office even after posting bail at the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150, where his ........»»

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Bill Cosby sent to prison for 3 to 10 years

NORRISTOWN, USA – Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken into custody on Tuesday, September 25, to begin a minimum 3-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago. The 81-year-old, once beloved by millions as "America's Dad," is the first celebrity ........»»

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Ex-NSA hacker sentenced to jail over Kaspersky leak

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A former National Security Agency hacker whose leak of extremely top secret online spying materials led to the US government ban on Kaspersky software was sentenced to 66 months in prison on Tuesday, September 25. Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, a 10-year veteran of the NSA's elite ........»»

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Midas Marquez tries again for Supreme Court in JBC interview

MANILA, Philippines – Court Administrator Midas Marquez will be back to face the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) panel on Wednesday, September 26, when it interviews nominees for a spot in the Supreme Court. Marquez is one of the 8 nominees who will be interviewed by ........»»

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Collision of maintenance vehicles delays MRT3 morning operations

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) operations were once again stalled early Wednesday morning, September 26, after two maintenance vehicles collided between Buendia and Guadalupe stations at around 3 am this morning. 6 personnel also sustained varying degrees of injury from the incident, according to the initial ........»»

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This concert proved some of the best things in life do come free

MANILA, Philippines – Crowds were already swelling as early as noon at the SM Mall of Asia Arena last September 20 as "freenetizens" – freenet subscribers – gathered to experience OPM’s best via a one-of-a-kind digital concert extravaganza dubbed Freeniversaya. Freeniversaya is Voyager Innovations’ way of celebrating ........»»

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Marcos vs Robredo: Shading thresholds set aside in sorting out ballots

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court, as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), recently ruled to do away with the contentious shading thresholds as basis for segregating ballots in the protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo.  In a step that could fast-track ........»»

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Who s who: Candidates vying to replace former SC justice Martires

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is screening 13 candidates vying to fill the spot in the Supreme Court left vacant by now Ombudsman Samuel Martires .  Eight individuals will face the JBC for an interview on Wednesday, September 26, – an essential part in the process of ........»»

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