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Ex-DFA chief Del Rosario held at Hong Kong airport

MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario was held at the Hong Kong International Airport on Friday morning, June 21, exactly a month after the same thing happened to former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Hong Kong authorities questioned Del Rosario upon his arrival at around ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2019Related News

Thousands converge on Hong Kong police HQ in anti-govt demonstration

HONG KONG (3rd UPDATE) – Thousands of protesters converged on Hong Kong's police headquarters Friday, June 21, demanding the resignation of the city's pro-Beijing leader and the release of demonstrators arrested during the territory's worst political crisis in decades. The latest  protest  comes after the government refused to meet the demands ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2019Related News

KAMIQUESOHOUNDZ live in Cebu this June 22

Following their successful tour in Iloilo and Cavite, the KAMIQUESOHOUNDZ Tour will hit their Cebu leg tour this June 22, 2019. A collaboration of the country’s best metal bands- Kamikazee, Queso, and Greyhoundz – the group will perform their hits at the City Di Mare Events Ground at the South Road Properties, Cebu City. Tickets […] The post KAMIQUESOHOUNDZ live in Cebu this June 22 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2019Related News

PAGASA spots low pressure area outside PAR

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Forecasters are closely monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In a Facebook Live video ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2019Related News

Mines dirty secrets echo in 3 continents

The "Green Blood" series pursued the investigations of several reporters who faced threats when covering possible environmental damage and other abuses by mining companies. Reporting on environmental issues can cost journalists their jobs, the land they live on and even their lives. The more journalists cover these issues aggressively, the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2019Related News

Glasgow Subway features in hilarious doctored Philippines transport announcement

Glasgow Subway features in hilarious doctored Philippines transport announcement Glasgow Live We doubt very much that Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was cutting about Kelvinhall station!.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2019Related News

WWE Live returns to the Philippines

WWE will return to the Philippines for the first time in three years when WWE LIVE MANILA comes to the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, September 20......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2019Related News

PVL: Kailangan talaga siya ng Motolite – Valdez on Pablo

Creamline stars Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado have nothing but high respect for veteran Motolite ace Myla Pablo. Just like the Motolite fans and supporters of Pablo, the Cool Smashers duo are glad to see the two-time Most Valuable Player back in action after a long layoff in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference. Pablo started for Motolite in her debut for her new team after missing the squad’s first six games. “Parating sa atin [Creamline] ‘yung may surprise player e. But more than anything, I'm really happy she's back,” said Morado, who tallied 26 excellent sets in the Cool Smashers’ 25-15, 25-20, 25-23, win over Motolite on Wednesday. “It's about time na nakabalik na si bagyong Myla Pablo,” added Morado. Pablo, who was acquired by Motolite in a buyout with Pocari Sweat last year, missed the whole first round and the start of the second round because of a lower back injury. She scored three points in two sets of action, starting in both. Pablo got the green light from her doctors to play days back, but was benched by head coach Air Padda in Motolite’s five-set win over PacificTown Army last Sunday as precautionary measure. “We know Ate Myla, kahit kailan siya gamitin, she'll deliver,” said Valdez, also a two-time conference MVP. “Not only contributing in terms of points but also the leadership.” Valdez added that Pablo’s return is a big boost for Motolite’s campaign for one of the last two semifinals seats. “I think she's one of the veterans in the team na kailangan talaga ng Motolite para mas magkaroon sila ng communication as a team,” Valdez said. Motolite is tied at no. 4 and no. 5 spots with Banko. Unbeaten PetroGazz (7-0) and Creamline are through to the Final Four while PacificTown Army (4-3) is at third.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Hotties Alert: Which Of These Heartthrobs Should Play As Disney s Prince Eric?

We're willing to trade anything just to see one of these handsome stars as Prince Eric in the live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid!".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJun 19th, 2019Related News

Tom Holland, Hannibal Buress appear in “FFXIV: Shadowbringers” expansion ad

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A promotional ad for the “Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers” features Spider-Man star and comedian Hannibal Burress on Tuesday, June 18. The ad is part of the announcement of the third major update of the game which will be out on July 2, 2019. In the one-min video, Burres wanted to play […] The post Tom Holland, Hannibal Buress appear in “FFXIV: Shadowbringers” expansion ad appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Former FIFA head Blatter: Sarkozy meeting key to Qatar vote

By Graham Dunbar, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the arrest of soccer great Michel Platini as part of a French corruption probe lends weight to his version of how the United States lost the 2022 World Cup vote to Qatar. Blatter told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has insisted for years that the result of the 2010 vote was swayed by a meeting in Paris two weeks earlier involving then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Platini and Qatar's future Emir. Blatter spoke hours after Platini, the former France midfielder who was the UEFA president at the time of the vote, was detained in Paris on Tuesday by French authorities who also questioned two former Sarkozy aides. "It's all detailed — what I always said," Blatter told the AP in a telephone interview from Zurich, citing the twobooks he has published since being banned by FIFA. Qatar beat the long-favored U.S. 14-8 in a final round of voting by a since-discredited FIFA executive committee. Most of the voters have since been banned by FIFA — including Blatter and Platini — indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, or implicated elsewhere in financial wrongdoing. Two weeks ahead of the vote in Zurich, Platini had been hosted by Sarkozy at the French presidential residence, and met senior Qatari officials including then-crown prince Sheikh Tamim. According to Blatter, that Élysée Palace lunch changed the course of FIFA's plan to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 edition to the U.S. on the same day. "Platini phoned me and said, 'Listen, president, our gentlemen's agreement which we have made inside the FIFA executive committee will have difficulties to work,'" Blatter said Tuesday. In Blatter's version, Platini — who in 2015 acknowledged switching sides — and three other voters from European soccer body UEFA changed their planned American support. "It was four votes which have disappeared," he said. "If you change the four votes then the winner will be the USA." Platini has long insisted that the meeting did not influence his vote for Qatar less than two weeks later. "Sarkozy never asked me to vote for Qatar, but I knew what would be good," he told the AP in 2015. But, in the same interview, he also said that he "might have told" American officials earlier that he was going to vote for the United States' bid. On Tuesday, Platini's representatives denied any wrongdoing on his part, saying he is "absolutely confident in the future" and has "strictly nothing to reproach himself for." The 83-year-old Blatter, who is serving a six-year ban by the FIFA ethics committee, was interviewed as a potential witness by French investigators in Zurich in April 2017. On a day of intrigue for Blatter, the attorney general for Switzerland was recused from overseeing a sweeping criminal investigation of FIFA officials. The Swiss, French and American cases have shared information and evidence over the past five years, since the Blatter-led FIFA filed a complaint in 2014 about suspected money laundering in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Now, Switzerland's federal criminal court removed attorney general Michael Lauber from his department's case because of undeclared meetings with current FIFA president Gianni Infantino. The federal court says it upheld requests by two claimants it did not identify. "Now I get part of my trust and confidence in the Swiss justice back," said Blatter, who has been a criminal suspect since September 2015 but never charged. He denies wrongdoing in a case which ended his 18-year FIFA presidency, and asked Tuesday: "Why the hell is not all over yet?" Criminal proceedings against Blatter are among at least 25 opened by Lauber's federal prosecution team in the wider soccer probe. Lauber's job has been at risk since two 2016 meetings with Infantino were revealed last November in the Football Leaks series publishing confidential emails and documents from the soccer industry. A disciplinary case was opened against Lauber last month when an undeclared third meeting with Infantino in Bern in June 2017 was revealed. "This is an old story," Blatter said of the investigations against him, adding he is recovering from knee replacement surgery four weeks ago. "I do hope that the Lord will give me enough time to live and to have a look at the end of this story.".....»»

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How the Vietnamese rescued Pinoy fishermen rammed by Chinese vessel - ABS-CBN News

How the Vietnamese rescued Pinoy fishermen rammed by Chinese vessel ABS-CBN News MANILA (UPDATE) - In the dead of night of June 9, most crew members of GEM-VIR1 were asleep, dog-tired from nearly 2 w.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

The Chainsmokers concert in Manila canceled

MANILA, Philippines – The concert of The Chainsmokers originally set for August 15 will no longer push through. In a statement, organizer MMI Live said that the group's "World War Joy Tour" has been canceled due to "unforeseen production circumstances." "Details on the ticket refund process will be released within the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

Duterte dismisses PH boat sinking as maritime incident

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte broke his silence on Monday, June 17, about the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), dismissing this as a "maritime incident." "'Yang nangyari diyan sa banggaan, that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2019Related News

Magdyowa swak sa hoyo sa P3.4M shabu

SA kulunghan bu­mag­­sak ang live-in partners nang makom­piskahan ng P3.4 milyong halaga ng shabu sa isang buy bust ope-ration sa Brgy. Mang-gahan, Pasig City, mada-ling araw kahapon. Kinilala ni Quezon City Police District (QC-PD) Director, P/BGen. Joselito Esquivel Jr.,  ang mga naarestong sus­pek na sina Mark Kim Cudia, 28, miyembro ng Bahala na Gang, at ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJun 16th, 2019Related News

Hong Kong leader apologizes as record rally chokes city

HONG KONG (3rd UPDATE) – Some two million protesters choked Hong Kong's streets in a powerful rebuke of a reviled extradition law, organizers said Sunday, June 16, piling pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader who apologized for causing "conflict" but refused to step down. The historic show of force ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2019Related News

Lovers arestado sa P3.4M shabu

Manila, Philippines – Himas-rehas ngayon sa kulungan ang isang magkarelasyon matapos silang mahuli sa ikinasang buy-bust operation sa Brgy. Manggahan, Pasig City.  Kinilala ang mga suspek na sina sina alyas Mark, 28 anyos at live-in partner nito na si alyas Patricia, 19 anyos. Ayon sa Quezon City Police District, ikinasa nila ang operasyon matapos silang […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2019Related News

Lolo grinipuhan ng kainuman sa Kyusi

Manila, Philippines – Patay ang isang 53-anyos na lalaki makaraang saksakin ng kanyang kabarangay habang nakikipag-inuman sa Quezon City kagabi Hunyo 15, 2019 (Sabado). Kinilala ang biktima na si Gilbert Cruda, may live-in partner, welder, ng Paquita Street, Brgy. Gulod, Novaliches, QC. Tumakas naman ang suspek na si Jeric  De Lima, 26, residente ng No. […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2019Related News

Couple yields P3.4-M shabu in Pasig sting

  Police seized Sunday around P3.4 million worth of shabu from a couple in a buy-bust operation in Pasig City. Quezon City Police District director Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel Jr. identified the suspects as Mark Kim Cudia, 28, and his live-in partner Patricia Jane Dayta, 19. Members of Quezon City Police District Station 7, Eastern […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2019Related News