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Bill marks Aug. 12 as Nat’l Youth Day

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7749, setting August 12 of every year as National Youth Day. The bill, authored by Rep. Sarah Jane Elago, cited the duty of the State not only to inculcate patriotism and nationalism among the country’s youth but also to encourage their involvement in public […].....»»

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Duterte eyes Sept. visit to Kuwait

President Rodrigo Duterte may visit Kuwait in September, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Bong Go said. “The government is currently working with the Kuwait government to determine mutually agreeable dates for the visit, which may happen in September,” Go said. The Philippines and Kuwait recently signed an agreement to ensure the protection of […].....»»

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PAL temporarily suspends flights to Jeddah

Philippine Airlines will temporarily suspend its flights to and from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia starting Sept. 19, 2018. Passengers with confirmed bookings on PR662/663 (Manila-Jeddah-Manila) routes dated September 19 onwards will have the option to either rebook, reroute or refund their tickets within 30 days from their original flight dates. Penalties won’t be charged. The flag […].....»»

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Group says there’s no law prohibiting tricycles from ferrying students

“When a public motorized tricycle is carrying students, does it mean it is already a school service?” A road safety and commuter rights group said Sunday there is no law prohibiting tricycles from ferrying students as it declared support to Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte’s opposition to the proposed ban on for-hire tricycles being […].....»»

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PH Navy nears milestone at world’s biggest naval drill

In a few days, the Philippine Navy contingent to this year’s United States’ hosted Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises will be arriving in Hawaii — marking a major milestone in the history of PN that for the first time it has sent warships to the world’s biggest naval training. The PN contingent, spearheaded by […].....»»

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Uphold raps vs accused in 2004 fertilizer scam

OSP TO SANDIGAN: The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has asked the Sandiganbayan to uphold the validity of graft and malversation charges filed against North Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco, Cebu town Mayor Edgar Rama and a municipal councilor in connection with the alleged fraudulent use of P5-million fertilizer fund in 2004. In a consolidated […].....»»

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Saudi overturns ban on women driving

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades Sunday, as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s wide-ranging drive […].....»»

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PDEA proposal against the law – Briones

By Merrowen Mendoza and Angie M. Rosales Education Secretary Leonor Briones yesterday disapproved of the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for schoolchildren Grades 4 to 12 to undergo a mandatory drug testing. Briones stressed the proposal is against the law, particularly Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. “The […].....»»

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War, wine and wonders: hopefuls vie for UNESCO heritage list

Manama, Bahrain — Inuit hunting grounds, World War I cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai and Italy’s wine-producing Prosecco hills are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO’s famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets from Sunday in Bahrain. Delegates at the annual gathering will also debate adding locations including Kenya’s Lake […].....»»

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Hodeidah battle strands displaced families in Sanaa

SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of families arrived on Saturday in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, after fleeing military confrontations between pro-government forces and armed rebels in Yemen’s Hodeidah port city. The displaced families were received by local authorities in Abu Bakr al-Sideek school, an empty school along the Hodeidah-Sanaa road in the western part of Sanaa. […].....»»

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Thousands in San Diego rally against Trump’s family separation policy

SAN DIEGO, California — Thousands marched in protest in U.S.-Mexico border city of San Diego on Saturday, raising slogans against the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from immigrant parents caught crossing the border illegally. Although President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to end the separations after enormous political pressure and public outrage, […].....»»

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14 killed in Mexico shootings,11 watching World Cup

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico — At least 14 people were killed Saturday in three shooting incidents in the northern Mexican city of Juarez, notorious for its drug gang related violence. One of the attacks occurred in the southern part of the city, where eight men who were gathered watching the World Cup football match between Mexico […].....»»

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PH urged to emulate Canada

The Philippines should follow in the footsteps of Canada and declare broadband a basic telecommunications service to pave the way for high-speed Internet access in the country, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said on Sunday. “Our sense is, the quickest way to provide all Filipinos, especially those in the countryside, high-speed Internet access is […].....»»

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Despicable

It came off as a shock: The news that Dutch authorities have cracked a child sex ring in the Philippines offering babies, as young as five months, for online pedophiles. We have heard reports about syndicates offering young children to gratify the perversions of pedophiles, but babies! According to the reports, authorities have rescued five […].....»»

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Making fun of poll bets okayed

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped a law that sought to ban making fun of presidential candidates ahead of October elections. The law had already been suspended by injunction, but the 11 Supreme Court justices unanimously voted to lift the ban definitively. Under the 2009 measure, satirizing or mocking candidates would be illegal on television […].....»»

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Surrogate motherhood pays well in Cambodia

A raid by Cambodian authorities on an illegal surrogacy business in Phnom Penh uncovered 33 women paid to deliver babies for Chinese couples, police said Saturday. Five people, including a Chinese national, were arrested during the operation in the capital late Friday, Keo Thea, head of the Phnom Penh Anti-Trafficking unit, told AFP. “We found […].....»»

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Seven interesting facts about Manila

“Even before the arrival of the Spaniards, Manila was a thriving settlement. Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi arrived and founded the city on June 24, 1571.” Today, we celebrate Araw ng Manila, the 447th anniversary of the foundation of the country’s capital by the Spaniards. Even before the arrival of the Spaniards, the area […].....»»

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Teacher catches Cup fever

Teacher catches Cup fever Retired Vietnamese English teacher Nguyen Thanh Tam displays an Eiffel Tower glass case containing models of Super Victor, the Euro 2016 football mascot, made from eggshell, at his home in Ho Chi Minh City. Tam, 67, spends hours every day making the models, driven by his football fanaticism. AFP.....»»

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Manila reclaiming ‘old glory‘

“Reclamation projects are the cornerstone of our urban renewal program.” Manila’s skyline is changing to reclaim its old glory as Pearl of the Orient. Its mayor, former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada, has approved four major reclamation projects to expand the city’s land area to provide more space to host residential buildings, high-class hotels, commercial centers, […].....»»

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‘Sauce for the goose and not for the gander’

The leaders of the House, so we’re told, are now laying the groundwork for the “ouster” of one of their wealthiest colleagues: Rep. Tony Boy Floirendo of Davao del Norte, owing to his indictment for alleged graft by the Office of the Ombudsman. Floirendo, listed among the Top 10 richest congressmen in 2017 with a […].....»»

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