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Aquino says Malacañang must inform public of Duterte s health

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III said Malacañang should inform the public of the status of President Rodrigo Duterte's health. Aquino made the statement in an interview with reporters during the commemoration of the 35th death anniversary of his father, the late senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino ........»»

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China, El Salvador establish ties in fresh defeat for Taiwan

BEIJING, China – China and El Salvador established diplomatic relations Tuesday, August 21, as the Central American nation ditched Taiwan in yet another victory for Beijing in its campaign to isolate the island. Beijing has been using its economic clout to peel away international support for the democratically-ruled island, leaving ........»»

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Arroyo backs Duterte: PH friendship with China just right

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to strengthen ties with China, saying the Philippines' friendship with the Asian economic giant is "just right." The former president, now Pampanga 2nd District Representative, made the statement when asked if she agreed with Duterte’s "independent foreign ........»»

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Gordon urges gov’t to outsource emergency equipment at Naia

Senator Richard Gordonon Tuesdayurged the government to outsource dedicated emergency equipment at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to immediately clear any interruption caused by aircraft crashes. Gordon made the statement in response to the chaos that gripped Naia last week after a Xiamen Air passenger plane skidded off the airport's main runway. READ: Xiamen Air jet stuck at NAIA runway; flights canceled, diverted The proposal, according to the senator, takes some lessons from a similar fiasco in 1995 when a Taiwan-bound China Airlines Jet blocked the Naia runway onDecember 13and international flights had to be diverted to the Subic Bay International Airport (SBI...Keep on reading: Gordon urges gov’t to outsource emergency equipment at Naia.....»»

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No. 1 Halep withdraws from final tune-up for US Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. --- Top-ranked Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Connecticut Open, citing a sore right Achilles tendon. The Romanian was scheduled to play Tuesday in New Haven, but says in a statement her Achilles is sore from "two weeks of many matches and I need to recover in time for the U.S. Open." Halep won the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Aug. 12 and advanced to the finals in Cincinnati, losing in three sets Sunday to Kiki Bertens at the Western & Southern Open. The New Haven tournament also lost American CoCo Vandeweghe to injury. She withdrew Sunday with a sore right ankle while leading in the third set of her first-round match with Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia...Keep on reading: No. 1 Halep withdraws from final tune-up for US Open.....»»

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U.S. firms to Trump: Don t hike tariffs on more Chinese goods

A man stands near a poster depicting a mural of U.S. President Donald Trump stating that all American costumers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day president Trump sta.....»»

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CAAP: Jet fuel load hampered recovery of stuck Xiamen Air plane

    About three tons of flammable jet fuel carried by the stuck Xiamen Air aircraft made recovery efforts difficult, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said.   CAAP Spokesperson Eric Apolonio said on Tuesday that aside from weather conditions and the airliner being heavy, Xiamen flight MF 8667 had plenty of fuel,… link: CAAP: Jet fuel load hampered recovery of stuck Xiamen Air plane.....»»

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Reading Rody

The Philippine National Police (PNP) should consider President Rody Duterte’s bounty offer for its members who recycle shabu or who are called ninja cops as a rebuke and not as something to feel good about. It was very awkward for PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde to welcome Rody’s statement, made during the Hugpong ng […].....»»

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Pinoy comics creators working on Immortal Wings sequel for international release

By Rick Olivares/abs-cbn.com – It is common today to find Filipino creators working on American comic books. But usually, they work on other people’s plots, scripts, and characters. There have been Filipino-Americans such as While Portacio (Wetworks and Stone) and Jonathan and Joshua Luna (Ultra, Girls, and The Sword, Read more ».....»»

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Atletico Madrid and Valencia open Spanish season with draw

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid and Valencia couldn't manage more than a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the season for potential contenders for the Spanish league title on Monday. Both teams debuted new signings and came boosted by great seasons a year ago, but it was an even match from the start at Valencia's Mestalla Stadium, with neither finding an edge to earn the victory. The hosts came closer to winning and squandered a few great chances in the final minutes. Angel Correa gave Atletico the lead in the 25th minute with a shot from close range after a great set up by Antoine Griezmann, who cleared a few defenders before sending a perfect ball to the forward behind the defense. Correa had only goalkeeper Neto to beat and easily found the corner. Atletico held on for the rest of the first half but Valencia equalized shortly after halftime with a great goal by striker Rodrigo, who controlled the ball with his chest after a cross into the area and fired a left-footed shot into the top of the net. "We can't say it was unfair, but if we had won the match it wouldn't be a crazy result," Rodrigo said. "We faced a great rival and showed that we are playing on a high level. That's what we want to keep doing the whole season." Gabriel Paulista nearly scored again for Valencia less than 10 minutes after Rodrigo's goal, but his header off a corner struck the post. Daniel Wass had a chance on a breakaway with a few minutes left, but his shot was saved by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Kevin Gameiro also missed a clear opportunity just before the final whistle. "We lacked organization in the end and I didn't like that," Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. "But I'll stick to what we did well. These teams are very similar and we had our chances to win the match." Atletico finished runner-up to Barcelona in the league last season, while Valencia was fourth and secured a Champions League berth. Atletico was coming off a victory over city rival Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. Simeone started Monday's match with one of the team's top signings in the offseason, France forward Thomas Lemar, playing up front with Griezmann and Diego Costa. Other recently arrived players began on the bench, including Gelson Martins, Nikola Kalinic and Rodri. Martins came in as a substitute in the second half, replacing Griezmann. Wass, one of Valencia's new signings, was in the starting lineup, while Gameiro, Denis Cheryshev and Michy Batshuayi began on the bench. Gameiro and Batshuayi entered in the second half. Defending champion Barcelona made its league debut on Saturday with a 3-0 win against Alaves with a pair of goals by Lionel Messi at Camp Nou Stadium. Real Madrid opened with a 2-0 win over Getafe with Gareth Bale scoring and setting up Dani Carvajal's goal at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. In the match that closed out the first round, Athletic Bilbao defeated Leganes 2-1 at home thanks to an injury-time winner by Iker Muniain......»»

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ASIAN GAMES: Pinay volleybelles face another tough squad in Japan

JAKARTA — After collapsing to powerhouse Thailand in the opener, the Philippines marches to battle anew as it clashes with another super team — Japan — in the preliminaries of the women’s volleyball tournament of the 18th Asian Games Tuesday at the Bulungan Sports Hall here. Action starts at 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. in Manila) with the Filipinas coming in with zero expectations knowing that the Japanese are force to be reckoned with. Japan is a five-time Asian Games champion and a regular fixture in elite tourneys like the World Championships, Volleyball Nations League, World Cup and the Olympics. The squad is marching with chip on its shoulder after Thailand dominated it in the bronze medal match of the previous Asian Games in Incheon in 2014. Seasoned international campaigners Nana Iwasaki, Risa Shinnabe and Yuki Ishii remain as the leaders under the guidance of head coach Kumi Nakada. In the opening-day salvo, the troika did most of the damage as the Japanese clobbered the Indonesians, 25-20, 25-11, 25-19, to join Thailand on top of Pool A. Philippines’ head coach Shaq Delos Santos knows that Japan is nearly indestructible so they would use the match as an opportunity to gauge where they stand against an ultra elite team that had already tested its mettle against the world’s best teams like Olympic champion China, Serbia and the United States. “We will study them and train hard in preparation for our match against these Japanese,” said Delos Santos, who just came from a two-week training in Osaka and Okayama City in Japan where they polished their floor defense and blocking. The Thais gave the Filipinos a rude welcome into the Games after a 36-year absence. They had an impressive start, but collapsed in the final stretch of the first set as rising star Chatchu-on Moksri and Pimpichaya Kokram started to wax hot while veteran Pleumjit Thinkaow and Onuma Sittirak asserted their will over the Filipinos. Jaja Santiago and Alyssa Valdez were the bright spots in the first set, but their luster faded as Delos Santos opted to dig deep into his bench in quest of a spark. “They made us realized that the Asian Games is no picnic,” said Delos Santos following their 22-25, 12-25, 15-25 setback to the 11-time Southeast Asian Games champion. “We still have a lot of catching ups to do. We have to work hard and hope for the best. Hopefully, we can match up well against Japan. We’re looking forward to playing them in a tournament like the Asian Games.” Aside from Santiago and Valdez, also tipped to step up are Mika Reyes, team captain Aby Marano, Kianna Dy, Kim Fajardo and Dawn Macandili. Other members of the team are Denden Lazaro, Majoy Baron, Mylene Paat, Maika Ortiz, Dindin Santiago, Cha Cruz and Julia Morado......»»

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How Aretha Franklin made ‘Respect’ a feminist anthem

PARIS — It may be the most rousing feminist anthem ever, but “Respect” — the song that made Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul” — was actually written about a man demanding a break from his wife. The post How Aretha Franklin made ‘Respect’ a feminist anthem appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Ankara, no casualties

ANKARA, Turkey (UPDATED) – Gunshots were fired at the US embassy in Ankara early on Monday, August 20, without causing any casualties, Turkish and American officials said as tensions spiked between the two NATO allies. Six shots were fired at the embassy with 3 bullets hitting the iron gate and exterior ........»»

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Pope Francis condemns atrocities of US clerical child abuse

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis condemned on Monday, August 20, the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week. "In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors... the abuse ........»»

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Anger as Zambia announces tax on internet calls

LUSAKA, Zambia – Zambia will tax phone calls made over the internet to protect traditional telecoms companies, the government said Monday, August 20, a move activists warned would stifle freedom of expression. Increased popularity of internet telephony services like Skype, WhatsApp and Viber "threatens the telecommunications industry and jobs in companies such ........»»

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Clarkson ready to suit up for PH game vs China

What can Filipino-American NBA veteran Jordan Clarkson do to help the Philippines in its campaign for a better finish in the on-going Asian Games basketball competition? How will head coach Yeng Guiao intend to utilize the Cleveland Cavaliers guard to fit him to his team, which, as it is, hasn’t undergone the needed preparations for [...] The post Clarkson ready to suit up for PH game vs China appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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U.S. firms to Trump: Don’t hike tariffs on more Chinese goods

WASHINGTON, DC--- Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee. Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly 40 percent of imported Chinese goods: Don't do it. The Trump administration will hold six days of hearings starting Monday in Washington on the next barrage in an escalating trade war between the world's two largest economies: Trump's proposed tariffs of 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion in Chinese goods that could kick in as early as next month. Once in effect, the tariffs would immediately ...Keep on reading: U.S. firms to Trump: Don’t hike tariffs on more Chinese goods.....»»

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Dawn Mabalon and Carlos Bulosan are in the heart

Dawn Mabalon, historian, activist, storyteller, died earlier this month. I recently found myself reflecting on the loss of a person who played such an important role in documenting the Filipino American experience -- and on the other pioneering storyteller whose life and struggles she helped introduce and explain to a new generation of Filipino Americans: Carlos Bulosan. Like Dawn, Bulosan was a writer, activist, and storyteller. He was also a factory worker, labor organizer, civil rights warrior who took part in significant civil and community rights struggles in the 1940s and 1950s. His book, America is in the Heart, considered an American classic, inspired generations of Filipin...Keep on reading: Dawn Mabalon and Carlos Bulosan are in the heart.....»»

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Activist-journalist Jon Melegrito wins AARP AAPI Hero award

KENSINGTON, Maryland---Filipino American activist and journalist Jon Melegrito, a tireless advocate for Filipino World War II veterans, won the 2018 AARP AAPI Hero Award in the Volunteer Hero Category. Melegrito has dedicated his time and energy to educating and bringing awareness to t The plight of Filipino veterans. AAPI Hero Awards recognizes everyday heroes across the US: volunteer and staff members who dedicate their time to assisting nonprofit organizations, and who serve 50-plus Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Melegrito's legacy is getting the approval for the Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino WWII Vets, where the US Congress finally acknowledged Filipin...Keep on reading: Activist-journalist Jon Melegrito wins AARP AAPI Hero award.....»»

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Director Christopher Ad. Castillo passes away at 54

His uncle, John Ad. Castillo made the announcement yesterday, Aug. 19 on Facebook. He said that his nephew died St. Luke's Medical Center, after a cardiac arrest. Christopher, a diabetic, had.....»»

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