BOL plebiscite: MILF Chair votes for the first time

BOL plebiscite: MILF Chair votes for the first time.....»»

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Malaysia-based Big Bad Wolf Book Sale returns to Philippines

The Malaysia-based Big Bad Wolf book sale will return to Manila for the second time after a successful run in 2018. The organizers announced the much-anticipated event on Facebook: “Mabuhay Manila! Did you miss me? The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be coming to you for the 2nd time!” Mabuhay Manila! Did you miss […] The post Malaysia-based Big Bad Wolf Book Sale returns to Philippines appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Rose saves the day, Timberwolves beat Suns 116-114

By Andres Ybarra, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Rose scored 29 of his 31 points in the seconds to help Minnesota overcome an 11-point deficit. THE KID FROM CHICAGO COMES UP CLUTCH 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹@budweiserusa Legendary Moment — Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) January 21, 2019 Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 of his 30 points in the first half for Minnesota. With Towns struggling against double-teams in the second, Rose kept the Wolves in the game on 11-for-18 shooting in the half. T.J. Warren led Phoenix with 21 points and Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre, Jr. each added 18. Warren's last-second corner three hit off the side of the backboard. The Suns lost all four on their trip to fall to 4-20 on the road this season. Taj Gibson dunked to pull Minnesota within one with less than a minute to play. Towns intercepted a bad pass from Booker, and Rose hit the second of two foul shots to tie it at 114 with 30.5 seconds to play. Gibson grabbed the loose ball after Booker lost it on Phoenix's next possession, setting up Rose's winning shot. With the shot clock off and the crowd on its feet, Rose calmly dribbled down the clock against Mikal Bridges before pulling up and hitting the final shot. TIP-INS Suns: C Deandre Ayton (ankle) and F Richaun Holmes (foot) were out after suffering injuries Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Charlotte. C Dragan Bender made his first start of the season and had 12 points. ... Veteran guard Jamal Crawford, who played last season in Minnesota, was active and on the bench for his 1,300th career game. He missed the previous three games with a sore left knee. "His experience, his voice, his presence, the wisdom he's sharing in the locker room when the coaches are not around, it's priceless for the group and we're thrilled to have him," coach Igor Kokoskov said before the game. Timberwolves: F Robert Covington (bruised knee) and G Tyus Jones (ankle) remained out, missing their ninth and second games, respectively. UP NEXT The teams meet again Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) in Phoenix......»»

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Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady's brilliance. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead's 2-yard TD lifted New England past Kansas City 37-31 for the AFC championship Sunday night. The drive against an exhausted defense was reminiscent of when the Patriots beat Atlanta in the only Super Bowl to go to OT two years ago. New England (13-5) benefited from two critical replay reviews and made its ninth Super Bowl with Brady at quarterback and Bill Belichick as coach. Awaiting them in Atlanta are the Los Angeles Rams, who won 26-23 in overtime in New Orleans for the NFC championship. The Rams last made the Super Bowl in 2002 while based in St. Louis, losing to the Patriots. It's the first time both conference title games went to OT. The last time both visitors won conference championship matches was 2012......»»

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NBA viewing guide: Jan. 22-28, 2019

The 2018-19 NBA season is in full swing. Keep up with all of the exciting moments and top plays with the help of our viewing guide for Week 15, Jan. 22-28, PHL time. TUESDAY, Jan. 22 1:30AM - OKC @ NYK - NBA Premium 4:00AM - ORL @ ATL - NBA Premium 4:30AM - SAC @ BKN - BTV 7:00AM - MIA @ BOS - BTV 9:00AM - HOU @ PHI - NBA Premium 11:30AM - GSW @ LAL - NBA Premium League Pass only 2:00AM - CHI @ CLE 3:00AM - DET @ WAS 3:00AM - DAL @ MIL 6:30AM - NOP @ MEM 10:00AM - POR @ UTA WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 8:00AM - SAC @ TOR - NBA Premium, BTV 9:00AM - POR @ OKC - NBA Premium (cut to live) 9:30AM - LAC @ DAL - NBA Premium (delayed - 12:30PM) League Pass only 10:00AM - MIN @ PHX THURSDAY, Jan. 24 8:00AM - TOR @ IND - NBA Premium 9:00AM - SAS @ PHI - FOX Sports 9:00AM - DET @ NOP - BTV 11:30AM - DEN @ UTA - NBA Premium League Pass only 8:30AM - CLE @ BOS 8:30AM - ORL @ BKN 8:30AM - LAC @ MIA 8:30AM - HOU @ NYK 9:00AM - ATL @ CHI 9:00AM - CHA @ MEM FRIDAY, Jan. 25 9:00AM - GSW @ WAS - BTV, NBA Premium 10:00AM - POR @ PHX - BTV (delayed - 11:30AM) 11:30AM - MIN @ LAL - S+A, NBA Premium League Pass only 9:00AM - NOP @ OKC SATURDAY, Jan. 26 8:00AM - WAS @ ORL - ABS-CBN ch. 2 (delayed - 8:30AM) 9:00AM - TOR @ HOU - FOX Sports 9:30AM - DET @ DAL - NBA Premium (delayed - 12:00PM) 9:30AM - CHA @ MIL - NBA Premium, BTV League Pass only 8:30AM - NYK @ BKN 8:30AM - MIA @ CLE 9:00AM - LAC @ CHI 9:00AM - SAC @ MEM 10:00AM - PHX @ DEN 10:00AM - MIN @ UTA SUNDAY, Jan, 27 7:00AM - SAS @ NOP - NBA Premium 9:30AM - GSW @ BOS - S+A, NBA Premium 10:00AM - PHI @ DEN - BTV League Pass only 9:00AM - IND @ MEM 11:00AM - ATL @ POR MONDAY, Jan. 28 7:00AM - MIL @ OKC - NBA Premium 8:00AM - ORL @ HOU - BTV 8:00AM - UTA @ MIN - S+A 10:30AM - PHX @ LAL - NBA Premium League Pass only 4:30AM - CLE @ CHI 4:30AM - SAC @ LAC 8:00AM - TOR @ DAL 8:00AM - WAS @ SAS 8:30AM - MIA @ NYK.....»»

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ONE Championship: Joshua Pacio Feels Late Takedown Won The Match For Yosuke Saruta

Joshua “The Passion” Pacio fell short in his first World Title defense, and he is not making any excuses. The 23-year-old Team Lakay prodigy lost the ONE Strawweight World Title to Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta in the main event of ONE: ETERNAL GLORY, which emanated from the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia last Saturday. Pacio lost the five-round affair via razor-thin split decision and though it stings, he knows exactly where things went wrong. "I think experience played a factor, but it was also up to me. If only I upped my work rate, perhaps the decision went to my favor," admitted Pacio. "I was controlled in the final round with his ground and pound. I think that's how he got ahead on the scorecards." The La Trinidad, Benguet native was on the receiving end of Saruta's aggression the entire evening. But as the Japanese challenger kept his nonstop pace from opening bell, “The Passion” was equally impressive in tagging the veteran with clean, crisp counters. It was a close battle up until the waning moments of the final stanza, when “Tobizaru” got a huge takedown. Pacio felt that was the turning point of the match. "In round five, I had a feeling that the fight would end in a split decision, so I worked to score a takedown. We exchanged strikes in the middle of the cage, then suddenly it was me on the mat," he explained. "That was my mistake, so I have to review what happened and watch the fight again. This fight is a huge learning experience. The loss motivates me to keep training and improve my weaknesses in both my attacks and defense." It was not the kind of start that Pacio hoped for the team as he became the first World Champion from Team Lakay to drop his belt. But that loss would only make him better, and with youth on his side, Pacio vows to bounce back stronger for another title run in the future. "I really missed on a lot of things, the next time I fight, I want to be able to do everything I trained for.”.....»»

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PVL: Valdez, Pablo headline PVL All-Star Game

Power-hitters Alyssa Valdez and Myla Pablo will headline their respective teams when the Premier Volleyball League’s biggest names collide in the PVL All-Star Game slated on February 2, Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Two-time champion and reigning Open Conference Most Valuable Player Valdez of Creamline will take on the squad of former Pocari Sweat-Air Force star Pablo in a fun and competitive match to kick off another promising season for the PVL, which is on its third year. The game is set at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream. There will also be an autograph signing and skills games for fans before the game. Joining Valdez’s squad are Deanna Wong, Maddie Madayag and Dani Ravena of Ateneo de Manila University; Chie Saet and Jessey De Leon of PetroGazz; Creamline’s Michele Gumabao, Mel Gohing and Risa Sato; BanKo’s Nicole Tiamzon and Kathy Bersola, Grazielle Bombita of Iriga-Navy and Isa Molde of University of the Philippines. PetroGazz head coach Jerry Yee will handle the team with Adamson mentor Air Padda as his assistant. Backing up Pablo are Creamline’s Jia Morado and Jema Galanza; Jem Ferrer and Joy Dacoron of BanKo; Ateneo’s Kat Tolentino, Vanessa Gandler and Bea De Leon; Jonah Sabete and Cherry Nunag of PetroGazz; Tacloban’s Dimdim Pacres; Dell Palomata of Pocari Sweat-Air Force; and Thang Ponce of Adamson-Akari. Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro will call the shots for the team with Jasper Jimenez of Pocari Sweat-Air Force as his assistant.        Online selling of tickets will start on January 26. Ringside tickets are sold at P500 each and will include a free shirt and photo opportunity with the players. Lower box tickets cost P200 each while upper box passes are P50 each.  .....»»

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Manny Pacquiao s LA home broken into while he was in Las Vegas

Just a day after Manny Pacquiao's dominant unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas, Nevada, the eight-division boxing world champion's house in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California reportedly became the scene of a crime after an apparent break-in.  ABS-CBN News' Steve Angeles was the first to report, as he discovered the police presence outside of the Pacquiao residence, Sunday evening (Monday morning, Manila time).  As Manny Pacquiao makes his way back to LA,Police are outside of his home. Apparently it’s been robbed while he was out in Vegas. Few of Manny’s advance security are now talking to investigators. — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) January 21, 2019 Accordng to Angeles, police noticed that the house's front door was open during a routine patrol run.  The block where Manny Pacquiao’s house is, has now been roped off with police tape. Manny’s aunt is talking to investigators. Apparently the open door was spotted by police on routin patrol. This isn’t the first time this house has been broken into. — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) January 21, 2019 The whole block was eventually cordoned off, with people being prevented from entering as investigations continue. Pacquiao and his family, who are expected to return to Los Angeles, will be heading staying somewhere else for the time being.  More of the Pacmans team members are slowly trickling in but no one is allowed to enter the home as police continue investigations. Manny and his family are most likely going to stay in another location tonite. — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) January 21, 2019  At this time, there is no offcial report yet as to what had been stolen.  This wasn't the first time that Pacquiao's home in Los Angeles has been the target of a burglary, as a same incident ocurred back in 2011.    H/T: Steve Angeles.....»»

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Pope visit to Central America highlights church ministry to migrants

GUATEMALA CITY --- When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world's most prominent advocate for migrants at a time when migration has become a pressing political issue in the region and elsewhere. The Argentine-born son of Italian immigrants has long held the issue dear to his heart and has signaled that it will be a central theme during the trip, which comes as the latest caravan of Central Americans is wending its way toward the US-Mexico frontier and President Donald Trump's promised border wall has led to the longest government shutdown in the country's history. Francis' em...Keep on reading: Pope visit to Central America highlights church ministry to migrants.....»»

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China population rises 15.23 million in 2018, but rate slows

BEIJING --- China's population rose by 15.23 million people in 2018, marking a continued decrease in the growth rate of the world's most populous nation. Numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday put the population at 1.395 billion in 2018, marking a growth rate of 3.81 percent over the previous year. The total included 30 million more men than women, considered a long-time outcome of the recently abandoned one-child policy under which boys were favored over girls for cultural reasons. The government estimates China's population will peak at 1.442 billion in 2029 before beginning to decline the year after. India, the world's second most populous nati...Keep on reading: China population rises 15.23 million in 2018, but rate slows.....»»

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Pope touts ‘Click to Pray’ app ahead of World Youth Day

VATICAN CITY, Holy See -- Pope Francis on Sundayrecommended a praying app called "Click to Pray" ahead of a World Youth Day festival in Panama that allows users to share their prayers online. "Internet and the social networks are a resource of our time, a way to stay in touch with others, to share values and projects, and to express the desire to form a community," the pope said during his traditional weekly Angelus prayer. Pope Francis will make his first trip to Panama on Wednesday for the gathering of more than 150,000 young Catholics from across the globe at the World Youth Day festival. "The web can also help us to pray as a community, to pray together," the pontiff sai...Keep on reading: Pope touts ‘Click to Pray’ app ahead of World Youth Day.....»»

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From bullets to ballots: MILF chair Murad votes in school where he learned to read and write

COTABATO CITY  (MindaNews / 20 January) – On Monday, January 21, Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), will return to the school where he learned to read and write, this time to cast his vote to formally end the nearly 51-year armed struggle and move on to the parliamentary […].....»»

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Manila Bay Cleanup — a fallacy or an actuality?

Time and again, agencies concerned with the deteriorating state of the environment have rallied to find solutions to what is destroying our natural environment and ecosystems, adversely affecting lives, communities and biodiversity......»»

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GSC retains NBTC Guimaras title

GUIMARAS State College (GSC) retained the crown in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC)-Guimaras leg after beating a tenacious Sta. Teresa National High School (STNHS), 93-88, on Jan 19, 2019. Skyrus Occeña and Ariel Loja concluded Game 3 of the finals series with 16 points each. Tournament director and Guimaras Sports Consultant Dr. Richard Gabayoyo […] The post GSC retains NBTC Guimaras title appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Punch stats: Pacquiao throws punches in bunches

    LAS VEGAS, USA – Whatever claim Adrien Broner has that he should have been the rightful winner over Manny Pacquiao was shattered by the punch statistics released after their battle for the World Boxing Association welterweight crown Saturday night, January 19 (Sunday, January 20, Manila time). It clearly showed Pacquiao ........»»

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Federer to play Roland Garros for first time since 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia – Roger Federer announced Sunday, January 20, he will return to the clay for another crack at the French Open this year for the first time since 2015. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who won at Roland Garros in 2009, made the announcement straight after being knocked out of ........»»

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Saudi-led coalition destroys Yemen rebel targets in Sanaa

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on the side of the government said Sunday, January 20, it had "destroyed" rebel targets, including drone facilities, in the Sanaa. Footage taken by AFP overnight showed a series of explosions in the Yemeni capital, which has been under Huthi ........»»

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Alab Pilipinas bests Mono Vampire in thrilling Finals rematch

      STA. ROSA, Philippines – It was almost like being back in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) Finals. For the first time since their five-game title series last season, Alab Pilipinas once again got the better of Thailand's Mono Vampire after a hard-earned 110-100 win in overtime at the Sta. Rosa Sports ........»»

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Terrence Romeo could miss keenly-awaited game vs ex-team TNT

  MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel is taking no chances with Terrence Romeo's sprained left foot, and it could lead to him missing his keenly awaited on-court reunion with ex-team TNT.  Beermen coach Leo Austria bared that the former three-time PBA scoring champion could miss two more games after sitting out ........»»

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[ANALYSIS] Facebook let my government target me. Here s why I still work with them.

  Editor's Note: The original version of this piece was commissioned and first published online by Time Magazine on January 17, 2019, as part of its series on Facebook and its global impact . This is reposted with permission.  For a time, my reputation – and peace of ........»»

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