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Hundreds march in Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen crackdown

HONG KONG – Hundreds marched through Hong Kong on Sunday, May 27, ahead of the 29th anniversary of China's crackdown on democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong is the only place on Chinese soil where the anniversary is openly marked with a famous vigil in Victoria Park on June ........»»

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Visayas thwarts Gilas in final leg of PBA All-Star Week 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Visayas All-Stars overcame a rocky first quarter and cruised to a 157-141 win over Gilas Pilipinas to cap off the 2018 PBA All-Star Week at the San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City on Sunday, May 27.  Jeff Chan, who was named All-Star Game MVP, fired 29 ........»»

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LOOK: Gilas jives to Bboom Bboom to win dance showdown vs Visayas

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas would not lose on the dance floor for the 3rd straight time. After back-to-back defeats in the first two legs of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week, the national team bested the Visayas All-Stars in the dance showdown at the San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City ........»»

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Bohol s no-coal ordinance an important victory – advocate

BOHOL, Philippines – The local government of Bohol passed an ordinance against the establishment of coal power plants in the province, as a response to the people's demand for a coal-free Bohol. Provincial Ordinance 2018-005, passed on April 6 by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), prohibits the building ........»»

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Hero Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescue

PARIS, France – A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday, May 27, after he sprang into action to save a 4-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety. Without a thought for his own ........»»

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Defending champ Ostapenko crashes in French Open 2018 first round

PARIS, France – Jelena Ostapenko became only the second defending champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros when she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine on Sunday, May 27. Russia's Anastasia Myskina was the only other defending champion to suffer the ........»»

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Girl falls to death from Quezon City condo

A 13-year-old girl died after she reportedly fell from the 10th floor of a condominium building in Quezon City on Saturday......»»

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Man who killed pregnant partner surrenders

A man who stabbed dead his pregnant partner and her 10-year-old niece in Mandaluyong City has turned himself in to police in Camarines Norte......»»

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12 fellows named to Ateneo national writing workshop

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (Ailap) has selected 12 fellows for the 16th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW), now being held at the Ateneo de Manila University up to June 1. ANWW is the flagship project of the Creative Writing Desk of Ailap. Annually, 10 to 16 fellowships are given to young writers from around the country who wish to undergo a week of intensive training in their respective genres---fiction, poetry, and essay. This year, ANWW has accepted fellows whose works discursively engage Philippine landscape/ seascape/cityscape. In addition to the workshop sessions, the fellows will attend talks and participate in discussions on literature and Phil...Keep on reading: 12 fellows named to Ateneo national writing workshop.....»»

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Jack of None offers free download of award-winning album

Filipino experimental art rock band, Jack of None, releases free downloads of its award-winning EP, "The Tattle Tale Heart," on its official website. The band, consisting of siblings A.G. Syjuco, Maxine Syjuco and Julian Syjuco, was recently awarded Best Eclectic EP of the Year for its four-track spoken-word EP, and Best Producer of the Year for the band's principal composer and producer, A.G. Syjuco, at the 2018 Independent Music Awards in New York City. Jack of None also received multiple nominations in various categories, including Best Spoken Word Album of the Year, Best Spoken Word Song of the Year, Best Eclectic Song of the Year, Best Album Art, Photography and Design, an...Keep on reading: Jack of None offers free download of award-winning album.....»»

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Rare Lorenzo Guerrero, Amorsolo’s ‘Mango Tree’ paintings up for fierce bidding

A rare local scene by the 19th century Philippine master Lorenzo L. Guerrero, the teacher of Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, will be bidded out by Len Gallery during its Spectacular Midyear Auction 2018 on June 9. "The work of Lorenzo Guerrero, named 'At River's Bend,' is an extremely rare example of this master's work and only one of a handful extant," Len director Jaime Ponce de Len said. "It is no doubt one of the highlights in this sale. Lorenzo Guerrero was not only the pivotal figure in the artistic life of Juan Luna, but also a well-accomplished artist in his own right." Also to be auctioned off will be Fernando Amorsolo's "Mango Gatherers" (1931), from the...Keep on reading: Rare Lorenzo Guerrero, Amorsolo’s ‘Mango Tree’ paintings up for fierce bidding.....»»

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Philippine ‘Freespace’ rises in Venice

VENICE---Proud of the world-class talent of its artists and the rich conflicted narrative of its long history under colonial rule, the Philippines on Thursday made its mark in the Venice Architectural Biennale 2018 with a remarkable interpretation of how architecture is able to give "Freespace" to humanity. The concepts of colonialism and neoliberalism manifested in the architecture of Philippine cities and reflected in day-to-day lives of Filipinos were gems that allowed art lovers and thinkers alike to reflect on their identities in the past, the present and the future. If only for provoking a profound introspection on who we are as Filipinos---and that while talking ...Keep on reading: Philippine ‘Freespace’ rises in Venice.....»»

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Gov’t share from Malampaya questioned

Was the P424.74 billion received by the government as royalties from the Malampaya natural gas project since 2002 enough? The Commission on Audit (COA) said the declared share of the government from Malampaya was "unreliable" after finding that the Department of Energy (DOE) failed to inspect the books of contractor Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) on time. In its 2017 annual audit report, the COA said the DOE's Conventional Energy Resources Compliance Division (CERCD) had not audited SPEX's books and accounts for 2005 to 2015 within one year as provided for by Service Contract No. 38. Only audit reports for the years 2002 to 2004 were issued on time. The latest audi...Keep on reading: Gov’t share from Malampaya questioned.....»»

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DOJ chief to probe P816-M fund disbursement

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday vowed to look into the flagged disbursement of nearly P816 million in Department of Justice (DOJ) funds during the only full-year fiscal term of his predecessor, Vitaliano Aguirre II, in 2017. At the same time, Guevarra said the DOJ would comply with the recommendations of the Commission on Audit (COA), which also flagged the "undocumented transfer" of some P621 million of the department's funds. Internal probe This early, he said the finance officers of the DOJ had already "assured" him that all the funds appropriated to the department by the national government last year had all been accounted for. "But I will look into these mat...Keep on reading: DOJ chief to probe P816-M fund disbursement.....»»

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‘Hero’ Malian saves 4-year-old child in spectacular Paris rescue

A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.   Without a thought for his own safety, Mamoudou Gassama took just seconds to reach the child in a spectacular rescue captured on film and viewed millions of times on social networks.   The incident took place at around 8:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Saturday in northern Paris.   A film of the rescue shows Gassama, 22, pulling himself up from balcony to balcony with his bare hands as a man on the fourth floor tries to hold on to the chi...Keep on reading: ‘Hero’ Malian saves 4-year-old child in spectacular Paris rescue.....»»

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Philippines to raise $2 B from foreign borrowings

The Philippine government plans to raise about $2 billion more this year through the sale of offshore commercial bonds, including samurai and global bonds, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)......»»

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Globe to spend more for CAPEX

Ayala-led telco Globe Telecom Inc. may spend more than the $850 million programmed worth of capital expenditures this year to enable the network to support increasing data traffic......»»

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JTI targets 4% increase in tobacco sales this year

Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) is targeting to increase its tobacco sales by four percent this year on the back of the recent acquisitions made by the company in different markets, including Mighty Corp. in the Philippines......»»

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ACR sets P9 B for 2018 expenditures

Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR), the listed holding firm of the Alcantara family, is pouring in P9 billion in capital spending this year mostly for its power business......»»

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Chinese delegation explores investments opportunities in Philippines

A Chinese delegation representing 44,000 Chinese business chambers wants to explore investment opportunities in the country, the Department of Finance (DOF) said over the weekend......»»

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