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‘Big cat’ on tree causes stir in California

HESPERIA, California, United States --- Firefighters have rescued a very big cat --- a mountain lion --- from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert. The homeowner called authorities Saturday after spotting the animal near the edge of the San Bernardino Mountains. San Bernardino County firefighters found the large mountain lion perched on a branch about 50 feet (15 meters) high. State wildlife personnel tranquilized the animal. Firefighters lowered it to the ground using a rescue harness. A biologist evaluated the cougar before it was released back into the wild. State Department of Fish and Wildlife Warden Rick Fischer says it's not uncommon for mount...Keep on reading: ‘Big cat’ on tree causes stir in California.....»»

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Task group formed to probe businessman Yulo’s slay

MANILA, Philippines --- A special investigation task group (SITG) was created by the Eastern Police District (EPD) on Monday to fast-track the investigation on the murder of businessman Jose Luis Yulo and his driver.   Yulo, 62, and driver Allan Nomer Santos were onboard a Toyota Grandia when they were shot by motorcycle-riding suspects along Edsa in front of a hospital in Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City, at around 3:30 p.m on Sunday.   Police said the assailants wore black jackets and blue and black helmets.   The task group dubbed "SITG Yulo" is now studying the trajectory and cross-matching of bullets and fingerprints found at the vehicle,...Keep on reading: Task group formed to probe businessman Yulo’s slay.....»»

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LOOK: Campaign urges men to share house work with women

In interviews with 541 respondents from Eastern Samar, Leyte, Cotabato, Maguindanao, and Sultan Kudarat, it appeared that women spend up to 12 hours a day on "unpaid care work," meaning household tasks like meal preparation, laundry, and childcare. With at least half a day spent on these chores, women and girls are often hindered from taking up pursuits in education, employment, political engagement, and leisure activities. The WE-CARE (Women's Economic Empowerment and Care) Project, implemented by Oxfam in the Philippines and its partners, sheds light on this overlooked issue with "I LABA YU," a campaign to encourage men to share in household chores, particularly laundry, and counte...Keep on reading: LOOK: Campaign urges men to share house work with women.....»»

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Pagasa sees light rain all over

MANILA, Philippines -- Huge portion of the country will experience light rains on Monday due to the northeast monsoon or hanging amihan, the weather bureau said.   The regions of Cagayan Valley, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Caraga,Davao, and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rain, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   Pagasa added that Metro Manila and the rest of the country would have partly cloudy to cloudy skies due to northeast monsoon.   Despite this, the weather noted that no flashfloods or landslides could be expected as an...Keep on reading: Pagasa sees light rain all over.....»»

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Bea Alonzo admits hating self for being ‘fat’ 

Bea Alonzo admits hating self for being ‘fat’ .....»»

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Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

LONDON, United Kingdom --- The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group and now wants to return to the U.K. said Sunday she has given birth to a baby boy. The family's lawyer said 19-year-old Shamima Begum and the baby are in good health. In a recent interview with The Times newspaper, Begum said she had previously lost two babies to illness and malnutrition. News about Begum and her desire to go back to Britain have ignited a debate in the U.K. about how to deal with citizens who joined IS and want to leave Syria now that the extremist group is on the verge of collapse. Begum was one of a group of schoolgirls from London's Bethnal Green neig...Keep on reading: Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria.....»»

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‘Hugpong’ brings campaign to Ilocos

VIGAN CITY, Philippines---The coalition of senatorial bets under Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) took its campaign caravan here on Monday.   Hosted by Ilocos Sur Gov. Ryan Singson, the party's campaign rally in Tamag, Vigan City drew thousands of people who trooped to the venue as early as 8 a.m.   Nine of HNP's 13 senatorial bets cracked jokes to liven up their campaign speeches and praised the Ilocano culture.   Among those who attended the event were re-electionist senators JV Ejercito and Cynthia Villar, former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino, former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bon...Keep on reading: ‘Hugpong’ brings campaign to Ilocos.....»»

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Cop killed, another hurt in Cotabato ambush

COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- A policeman was killed while another was critically wounded in an ambush by still unidentified gunmen here Sunday night.   Chief Supt. Eliseo Tam Rasco, police regional director for Region 12, identified the slain police officer as Police Officer 1 Ali Mama, of President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat, and the injured as PO1 Jolace Ali Guiamad, of Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.   Both belonged to Cotabato City Police Mobile Force Company.   Quoting a report from Senior Supt. Michael Lebanan, acting city police director, Rasco said the victims were on a motorcycle returning to the city from Maguindanao when they were ambushed along Ya...Keep on reading: Cop killed, another hurt in Cotabato ambush.....»»

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Adamson not a ‘deadbeat’ team, says coach Air Padda

MANILA, Philippines---Adamson University saw its hopes go up sky high only for University of Santo Tomas bring it back down to the ground in the two teams' first meeting on opening weekend of the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The Lady Falcons came back from a two-set deficit only to falter in the fifth set as the Golden Tigresses took a 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 15-6 win Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. It was a painful loss but Adamson head coach Air Padda said her team is by all means not a pushover in the league. "We're not a deadbeat team, if anyone says we are, we're not a deadbeat team," said Padda. "I was proud of our defense today, I thought our blocki...Keep on reading: Adamson not a ‘deadbeat’ team, says coach Air Padda.....»»

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BFP NCR collects 3 truckloads of garbage in Manila Bay

MANILA, Philippines -- An estimated three trucks of garbage were collected by personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) during its clean-up operations in Manila Bay.   Fire Officer 3 Leo Azores of the Operations department of BFP National Capital Region (NCR) said on Monday that most of the trash collected were styrofoam and plastics.   He said that according to the record, about 293 personnel from different cities and municipality of NCR BFP participated in the clean up drive held in Manila Bay behind Manila Film Center last Sunday.   Azores also noted that the clean-up drive, led by NCR Fire Director Senior Superintendent Wilberto Kwan Tiu, was p...Keep on reading: BFP NCR collects 3 truckloads of garbage in Manila Bay.....»»

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UN prober: De Lima, Sereno, Ressa rights defenders under threat

MANILA, Philippines --- A United Nations (UN) special rapporteur named Senator Leila De Lima, Maria Lourdes Sereno and Rappler's chief executive Maria Ressa as women human rights defenders under threat.   In a report submitted to the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur Michel Forst reviewed the situation of women human rights defenders.   "Women leaders who represent their groups and speak out on issues tend to be targeted for their visibility -- not only to silence them but also to discourage broader dissent," Forst wrote in the 20-page UN report.   De Lima, Sereno and Ressa, all of whom have spoken critically of President...Keep on reading: UN prober: De Lima, Sereno, Ressa rights defenders under threat.....»»

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Coco levy bill lacks ‘vital safeguards,’ says Duterte re veto

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the coco levy fund bill because it lacked "vital safeguards" to avoid past mistakes and "may be violative of the Constitution."   Last week, the Palace confirmed that Duterte vetoed the measure seeking to create a P100-billion trust fund for coconut farmers.   READ: Duterte vetoes coco levy fund bill   Duterte explained his reasons for vetoing the measure in a letter addressed sent to the House Representatives last Thursday, Feb. 14.   "After much deliberation, I have come to the conclusion that the bill may be violative of the Constitution and is lacking in vital safeguards to avoid t...Keep on reading: Coco levy bill lacks ‘vital safeguards,’ says Duterte re veto.....»»

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LOOK: Dingdong Dantes, family throw surprise baby shower for Marian Rivera

LOOK: Dingdong Dantes, family throw surprise baby shower for Marian Rivera.....»»

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Des Cheng turns up intensity, sparks La Salle win over Ateneo

MANILA, Philippines---Any matchup between Ateneo and De La Salle in the UAAP is always sure to turn the intensity and ante up a notch. What started out as a rivalry in basketball, the rivalry has also spilled to other sports none more so than volleyball with the Lady Eagles and the Lady Spikers meeting in the title round for six straight years from 2012 to 2017. Ateneo may have failed to enter the title round in 2018, but the matchup between the Lady Eagles and La Salle always bring out a few memories here and there and that was what happened when the two teams met Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Defending champion De La Salle trumped the Lady Eagles in four sets, 25-14, 25-17...Keep on reading: Des Cheng turns up intensity, sparks La Salle win over Ateneo.....»»

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Take 2 in 2022? Poe says, ‘I was given a chance already’

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Grace Poe brushed aside on Monday another possible presidential run in 2022. "Alam mo siguro nakalipas na 'yon sapagkat nabigyan na ako ng pagkakataon," Poe said when asked in an interview if she would consider again running for president in 2022. (You know, maybe that has passed because I was already given a chance.) Poe ran but lost to President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 elections. "Marami naman dyang puwede na maaaring i-konsidera ng ating mga kababayan; kahit naman sa Senado marami rin naman tayong puwedeng maitulong," she added. (There are so many other people who can be considered by the public; even though we are in the Senate, we c...Keep on reading: Take 2 in 2022? Poe says, ‘I was given a chance already’.....»»

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MILF commander slain in shooting, companion wounded

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- A field commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was killed while his companion was wounded in a shooting incident in Mlang, North Cotabato, on Sunday, police said.   Supt. Bernard Tayong, spokesperson of North Cotabato police, identified the slain MILF official as Jun Panangulon, of the MILF's 108th brigade, and his wounded companion as Toto Mangulayan, both of Barangay Gaunanin Mlang.   Panangulon and Mangulayan were on a motorcycle headed for a banana plantation in Purok 3, Barangay Gaunan, when confronted by at least four members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) at about 4 p.m., said Superintendent Giovani Ladeo, Ml...Keep on reading: MILF commander slain in shooting, companion wounded.....»»

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Grace Poe woos FPJ’s fans in Senate reelection bid

MANILA, Philippines --- Reelectionist Sen. Grace Poe on Monday said she was banking on the support of the fans and believers of her father, the late Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ).   In an ambush interview, Poe explained that she chose to campaign at the Obrero Public Market on Blumentritt Road in Manila because it was where the renowned Filipino actor shot his 1992 film "Dito sa Pitong Gatang."   "Unang-una, dito kasi nag-shooting ang tatay ko noon. So parang kahit na hindi ko sila kilala nang personal, parang kilala ko na rin sila. Parang nagpapahiwatig lang din ako na, kasi umpisa ito ng kampanya, so binabalikan ko lang 'yung mga 'yun dahil 'yun naman ang core suppor...Keep on reading: Grace Poe woos FPJ’s fans in Senate reelection bid.....»»

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Oliver Almadro vows Ateneo will bounce back: ‘They’ve seen our worst, they haven’t seen our best’

MANILA, Philippines---The Oliver Almadro era with Ateneo started off on the wrong beat. Ateneo got crushed in its first game of the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament losing to De La Salle in four sets, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena but Almadro, multiple-time champion coach, said the Lady Eagles have yet to reach peak form. Almadro said the UAAP is a long march and that the team can still fix the wrongs that it did against the Lady Spikers. "They've seen our worst, but they haven't seen our best so we will bounce back from this," said Almadro in Filipino. "We'll have to prepare whatever we need to take care of and whatever strength we hav...Keep on reading: Oliver Almadro vows Ateneo will bounce back: ‘They’ve seen our worst, they haven’t seen our best’.....»»

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Team LeBron rallies past Team Giannis in 2019 NBA All-Star game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- LeBron James was trading lob pass with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Lobs from Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered. Team LeBron, down by 20 in the second half, finally got firing and went on to beat Team Giannis 178-164 in the All-Star Game on Sunday night. MVP Kevin Durant scored 31 points for Team LeBron, the one that James drafted and led to victory in the captain's-choice format for a second consecutive season. Klay Thompson scored 20, and James and Kawhi Leonard each scored 19 for the winners. Giannis Antetokounmpo --- the first-tim...Keep on reading: Team LeBron rallies past Team Giannis in 2019 NBA All-Star game.....»»

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Currys: All-Star weekend ‘everything we hoped it would be’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Sonya Curry hasn't stopped smiling all weekend. She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish. On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite 21 at the Spectrum Center beaming after spending the evening with family and watching sons Stephen and Seth and husband Dell participate in the NBA All-Star 3-point contest. "It's been everything that I hoped it would be," she said of her sons' return to their hometown for All-Star weekend. "Seeing Dell out there on the court being able to share that moment with the boys was ...Keep on reading: Currys: All-Star weekend ‘everything we hoped it would be’.....»»

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