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Another Spike-ER Missile Test Slated Nov. 21

The Philippine Navy (PN) will conduct another test-fire activity for its newly-installed Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd. Spike-ER (extended range) surface-to-surface missile off Lamao Point, Limay, Bataan on Wednesday. This was confirmed by Navy spokesperson Commander Jonathan Zata in a message to the Philippine News Agency Monday. “The PN will be conducting a scenario-based capability demonstration […].....»»

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Maja Salvador’s wish? A ‘healthy and happy love life’

Maja Salvador has made known her most ardent wish in life: a healthy and happy love life. She revealed this while on a tour of Taiwan. In an Instagram post on Nov. 18, the actress shared a snapshot of a message written on a Chinese sky lantern while she looked at it with a smile. The message read, "healthy & happy love life." Salvador then added on the caption, "Mag wiwish ka na Lang... itodo mo na!" (If you're going to make a wish, might as well make it big!) Taiwan's Shifen Old Street is a famed tourist destination because of its sky lanterns. Visitors may write their wishes on one of the lanterns before they are released into the sky. The "To Love Somebody" ...Keep on reading: Maja Salvador’s wish? A ‘healthy and happy love life’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 13 hr. 48 min. ago Related News

Karel Marquez pregnant with 3rd child

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Karel Marquez confirmed she's expecting her third child. In an Instagram post on November 17, Karel said she and her husband, businessman Sean Fariñas, are expecting their first baby together. Karel also has two children from a previous relationship. "I am holding my ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News16 hr. 15 min. ago Related News

Lindsay Custodios husband, former Tanauan vice mayor Julius Platon, dies | News

Former Tanauan, Batangas Vice Mayor Julius Platon died on Monday after reportedly suffering a heart attack while driving on the South Luzon Expressway......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Aspiring New York artist is an Uber-driving mom

  NEW YORK -- Two years ago, when her husband was laid off, aspiring artist Ann Constantino Beck was thrust -- literally --- into the driver's seat. She became an Uber driver, and for several months was the family's breadwinner. Ann is among the 14 percent of women across the country who drive for the popular ride-sharing service, according to a Forbesarticle. Safety may be the biggest concern for women, but for Ann, 40, a mother of two young children, it is abusive passengers that get her thinking how much longer to continue being an on-demand driver. She is talking about passengers who are not only critical about driving style -- either too fast or too slow -- but als...Keep on reading: Aspiring New York artist is an Uber-driving mom.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

Robredo to Asian, European liberals: Stand alongside freedom fighters

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo told members of Asian liberal and democratic parties that it is their duty to support other institutions who engage in efforts to uphold democracy. The Vice President delivered the keynote message during the opening session of the 8th Council of Asian ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Senators doubt okay of P3.7-T budget by Dec. 12

There may not be enough time for the Senate to approve the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for next year if the House of Representatives would pass the budget bill by November 28. "That is too late," Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto IIII said in a text message when sought for comment on Monday. "I'm afraid we might not be able to finish on time. They have to do better than that and submit earlier," Sotto added. The House leadership has set Nov. 28 as its target to approve the bill and pass it onto the Senate. READ: P3.76-T nat'l budget will be approved on time, House assures Senate Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri echoed the same concern, saying ...Keep on reading: Senators doubt okay of P3.7-T budget by Dec. 12.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

Third time’s the charm for Dingdong and Dennis

Time isn't something we don't have a lot of these days. But we were only too happy to catch up with Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo early this week to talk about "Cain at Abel," the action-drama series about warring siblings that begins its telecast on GMA 7 tonight. We've always held Dennis in high regard because of his consistently textured and diverse portrayals on TV (his performance in "My Husband's Lover" remains a high point in his acting career), but his chameleon-like skills as an actor are even more noticeable in films. For the latter, the disparate lineup includes the schmaltzy romance "Blue Moon," the noirish actioner "The Janitor" and the period drama, "Aishite I...Keep on reading: Third time’s the charm for Dingdong and Dennis.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 18th, 2018Related News

Barack Obama surprise guest at wife Michelle’s book show

WASHINGTON --- Former President Barack Obama practically brought the house down at Michelle Obama's book show in Washington. The former first lady is currently touring the country promoting her memoir, "Becoming," and participated in a conversation Saturday night moderated by her longtime friend and former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. When the conversation shifted toward Mrs. Obama's feelings about her husband, Jarrett announced a "special guest" and Barack Obama came on stage carrying a bouquet of pink roses for his wife. The crowd at Capital One Arena leapt to its feet. Jarrett asked him what about Michelle Obama captured his heart when they met at a Chica...Keep on reading: Barack Obama surprise guest at wife Michelle’s book show.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 18th, 2018Related News

Husband accidentally shoots wife dead in Pangasinan

        DAGUPAN CITY --- A businesswoman was shot dead on Friday night (Nov. 16) accidentally by her husband in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, police said on Saturday (Nov. 17). Jennifer dela Cruz, 45, was hit in the head and died while being treated at the Western Pangasinan District Hospital. Police said Dela Cruz's 44-year-old husband, Christopher, was dry firing his 9-mm pistol at about 8:50 p.m. when the gun went off inside their house in Barangay (village) Palamis. Dry firing refers to practice shooting stances using an empty firearm. Christopher claimed he did not know the gun was loaded. He was immediately arrested by responding policemen a...Keep on reading: Husband accidentally shoots wife dead in Pangasinan.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 17th, 2018Related News

Be brave amid adversities, kids told at 8th Inquirer Read-Along Festival

        With courage and unity, we can prevail amid trying times and persecution.   This was the message of Philippine Daily Inquirer President and CEO Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez to over 150 kids during the first day of the 8th Inquirer Read-Along Festival held at Inquirer office in Makati on Friday morning.   "What might be a common suppression of our courage is the feeling of helplessness, the feeling that our challenges are just so big...that you can't do anything. It's wonderful to hear the kids say that together we'll be able to do it," Romualdez said.   Co-presented by Ayala Foundation, the two-day annual event fe...Keep on reading: Be brave amid adversities, kids told at 8th Inquirer Read-Along Festival.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

Alejano: Duterte seems giving up West PH Sea to China

        President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that China is "already in possession" of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) "sends a message of surrender," Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano lamented on Friday.   "Tila isinusuko na ng mismong Pangulo ang ating teritoryo [It looks like the President is surrendering our own territory]," the opposition lawmaker said in a statement.   While the economic giant is "forcibly taking and illegally occupying our islands and abusing Filipino fishermen and soldiers," the senatorial aspirant said the Philippines should not "surrender" the territory.   "Imbes na pagsuko at pananahimik, ang nais nating m...Keep on reading: Alejano: Duterte seems giving up West PH Sea to China.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

Kim Jong Un tests ‘high-tech’ weapon in message to the US – CNN News

North Korea has tested a “newly developed ultramodern” weapon in an event supervised by leader Kim Jong Un, state media […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Kurtag’s first-ever opera makes long-awaited world debut

MILAN (AP) --- Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag's long-awaited, first-ever opera was hailed as "astonishing" and "a masterpiece" as it made its debut Thursday at the famed La Scala opera house, winning eight minutes of applause. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was in the royal box for premiere of "Fin de Partie", which is based on the play by Samuel Beckett. "This is the first time that a Hungarian opera is being premiered at the Scala," Orban said in a message on Facebook. "This is where we need to be. This is the most important event for Hungarians today." "Astonishing," Orban commented to reporters as he left the theater. Considered by many to be the greatest liv...Keep on reading: Kurtag’s first-ever opera makes long-awaited world debut.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

Jett Manuel proud of his boys as UP finally makes UAAP Final Four

Although not being able to personally bring the UP Fighting Maroons to the UAAP Final Four, Jett Manuel was just as happy as he learned of his team's feat. The boys from Diliman have made the postseason for the very first time since 1997, when they were led by the late Bryan Gahol, Joseph "Ogie" Gumatay, and Paolo Mendoza.  Since then, the squad has experienced heartbreak for the next two decades, including a few winless seasons. Manuel, who donned the maroon and white from 2010-16 was not spared from UP's mediocrity, compiling an overall 10-60 record in his five-year playing career, including two 0-14 seasons and the infamous UAAP Season 77 bonfire back in 2014, which celebrated their only win of the campaign. The former team captain admitted that he was following the game while his team, Ginebra, was at shootaround at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, trying to keep their season alive, facing archrivals Magnolia in Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals. "Well, I was secretly following the game throughout my pre-game preparation. Di nga ako nag-pre-game shooting para mapanood ko yung game," Manuel shared. UP was already up by 23 when the opening jump took place for Game 3, so Manuel had a good feeling his alma mater had made it and never knew the actual final results until much later. Despite not leaving the bench the entirety of the game, Manuel went home a happy man as the Fighting Maroons downed the DLSU Green Archers, 97-81, while Ginebra forced a Game 4, 107-103. "I’m sad na I wasn’t there in person, but at least I got the win here today." But before some of his former teammates, now the veterans of the squad entered the hardwood, Manuel relayed a good luck message for the team, who were playing at the Mall of Asia Arena. "I spoke to Paul [Desiderio], I spoke to Diego [Dario], to Gelo [Vito] this morning, just telling them good luck, and yung usual ano, I mean, I’m always there for them. I’m just really happy for them. Yun lang talaga." The licensed engineer also shared how he expected that one day his teammates will bear the fruit of his squad's labor, an accomplishment the UP community has eagerly waited for a very long time. "Me personally, leaving UP with that goal na I wanted to leave something behind, leave a culture behind and try to start something, which will eventually lead to this." However, Manuel felt mixed emotions that UP's victory came at the expense of the Green Archers, where his younger brother, Joaqui plays for as a rookie. "...50-50 yung puso ko eh. I’m Maroon-blooded as well as a Manuel. So at the expense of my brother, yeah, I feel sad, but I’m more happy now that finally, finally [UP made it]." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2018Related News

Recto: Senate wants 100% rice tariffication profit ‘plowed back’ to farmers

  Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Wednesday said all profits that might be generated from the proposed rice tariffication bill must be "plowed back" to farmers through assistance, equipment, credit, insurance, among others. According to Recto, rice tariffication "is not a revenue measure" cautioning "some quarters in the government" who were playing with the idea of using rice tariffication to "shore up the government's fiscal position." He said the Senate's position "is that government should not profit from rice tariffication." "By stipulating in the bill that 100 percent of duties will be plowed back to farmers, we are sending a strong message to those who mig...Keep on reading: Recto: Senate wants 100% rice tariffication profit ‘plowed back’ to farmers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 14th, 2018Related News

Videoke bar cashier in Davao City escapes wrath of jealous husband | News

A cashier, who works at a videoke bar in Davao City, escaped from being shot in close range by the jealous husband of a co-worker, according to a report on Unang Balita......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

DOCUMENT: Full decision convicting Imelda Marcos over illegal Swiss foundations

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan 5th Division decided the graft charges against former first lady Imelda Marcos after 26 years, and convicted her for 7 counts of graft for illegally creating and maintaining private foundations in Switzerland during the entire rule of her husband, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The verdict shows the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

QC police denies seizing Ladlad’s ATM card

The Quezon City Police District denied the allegation of the wife of former National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Vicente Ladlad that police confiscated her husband’s automated teller machine (ATM) card when he was arrested last week......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 13th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Anne Curtis, Erwan Heussaff pen message to mark 1st anniversary

LOOK: Anne Curtis, Erwan Heussaff pen message to mark 1st anniversary.....»»

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