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IN PHOTOS: Leni launches Jesse Robredo biography in Naga

MANILA, Philippines – Remembering the untimely death of her husband Jesse, Vice President Leni Robredo came home to Naga City on Saturday, August 18 to attend the launch of his biography. Written by award-winning author Criselda Yabes, the book Jesse Robredo: His Story remembers the former interior secretary and longtime mayor of Naga City who ........»»

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North Korea urges Trump to be bold on denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean state media blamed Donald Trump's political opponents for the "deadlock" over denuclearization on Saturday, August 18, urging the US President to act boldly to make progress on the thorny issue. Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the ........»»

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Venezuela relaunches currency, as analysts warn of worsened crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday, August 20, after slashing 5 zeroes off the crippled bolivar, but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to stop a worsening economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has described the move as a "great change" as the government attempts to ........»»

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Egypt president approves law tightening Internet controls

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on a law tightening controls over the Internet in the country, the official gazette said Saturday, August 18.  The legislation on "cybercrime" allows authorities, through a judge, to order the blocking of websites that "constitute a threat" to Egypt's national ........»»

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

GENEVA --- Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland's capital, Bern, on Saturday in a tweet , saying he died after a short unspecified illness. It did not give details and remembered the Nobel Peace Prize winner as "radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did." The president of Ghana, where Annan was born, said in a tweet that "I am ... comforted by the information, after speaking to (Annan's wife) Nane Maria, that he died peacefully in his sleep."...Keep on reading: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80.....»»

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‘Eat Bulaga!’ to be available online 24/7

  To keep up with the times, "Eat Bulaga!" is embracing digital platforms to further widen its reach. Episodes of the noontime variety program are now uploaded to its official YouTube account. It has been made available for viewing via livestream. The team behind the show has also started producing exclusive content. "Eat Bulaga Behind the Scenes," for instance, has the hosts putting themselves in the shoes of the production team, be it a production assistant, floor director, social media manager or researcher. "The vision is to make the show 24/7 for people online," Jeny Ferre, senior vice president for creatives and operations, said in a statement. "You can check v...Keep on reading: ‘Eat Bulaga!’ to be available online 24/7.....»»

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Duterte offers 5 million peso reward for every ‘ninja cop’ killed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 August) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte raised to 5 million pesos  the reward money for every “ninja cop” killed, referring to police personnel involved in corruption. Duterte made this announcement during the convention and mass oath-taking of new members of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) at the SMX Convention Center Davao […].....»»

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Duterte slams US warning over Russian military deals

President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out Friday at the United States after one of its top defense officials cautioned the Philippines against buying military equipment from Russia. He slammed Washingto.....»»

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Duterte told: Take a break, let Leni take over

President Duterte wants to resign? Source link link: Duterte told: 'Take a break, let Leni take over'.....»»

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Venezuela court seeks extradition of Maduro opponents

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's highest court on Friday, August 17 authorized the government to demand the extradition of exiled former state prosecutor Luisa Ortega and former oil chief Rafael Ramirez – both opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. The move follows a similar decision on Thursday, August 16 by the ........»»

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[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] How long can Duterte wait?

President Duterte's public admission that he has grown "tired and exasperated" at his own inability to curb corruption and that he  feels like resigning is certain to inspire some desperate excitement. Actually, his inability cuts across the board: he simply cannot hack the presidency.  Before he meddled, the ........»»

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Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

WASHINGTON, USA – Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America's most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan. In a statement, ex-CIA bosses appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents – including Robert Gates, George Tenet, ........»»

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Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPDATED) – Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday, August 18, ushering in a new political era as the World Cup cricket hero officially took the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country. The ceremony at the President's House in ........»»

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AP source: It’s not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

WASHINGTON --- It's not just audiotapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct knowledge of the records told The Associated Press Friday. Manigault Newman has made clear that she plans to continue selectively releasing the pieces of evidence if President Donald Trump and his associates continue to attack her credibility and challenge the claims in her book, "Unhinged." She's already dribbled out audio recordings of conversations, and video clips, texts or email could follow, according to the person who described what Man...Keep on reading: AP source: It’s not just audio, Manigault Newman has video.....»»

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It s double pay on Aug. 21-DOLE

MANILA, Aug. 18 (PIA)--Private sector workers will enjoy double holiday pay next week following a declaration by President Rodrigo Duterte making August 21 a regular holiday in observance of the Musli.....»»

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It s double pay on Aug. 21-DOLE

MANILA, Aug. 18 (PIA)--Private sector workers will enjoy double holiday pay next week following a declaration by President Rodrigo Duterte making August 21 a regular holiday in observance of the Musli.....»»

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It s double pay on Aug. 21-DOLE

MANILA, Aug. 18 (PIA)–Private sector workers will enjoy double holiday pay next week following a declaration by President Rodrigo Duterte making August 21 a regular holiday in observance of the Musli Source link link: It's double pay on Aug. 21-DOLE.....»»

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Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris instead

US President Donald Trump said he had canceled a military parade planned for November due to high costs — hours after the Pentagon indefinitely postponed the much-maligned event — and would instead head to Paris for ceremonies marking the end of World War I. Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris… link: Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris instead.....»»

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Quezon City suspends classes on Monday for Manuel Quezon birth anniversary

Classes in all levels in Quezon City are suspended on Monday to commemorate the 140th birth anniversary of former president Manuel Quezon......»»

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Bongbong wants Digong to stay

While flattered being one of the choices of President Duterte for his successor, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday urged the Chief Executive to continue serving the Filipino people for the country. “I thank the President for his faith in my abilities,” Marcos said in broadcast interview “But I urge him not to leave […].....»»

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