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ADB to boost rebuilding in southern Philippine city of Marawi

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 December 2018) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved today a $408 million financing package to assist the government in rebuilding and rehabilitating the southern Phil.....»»

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3 DRUG SUSPECTS KILLED,18 MORE FALL IN BULACAN | The Manila Times Online

Three suspects were killed and 18 more were arrested and 136 were rounded up during police ant-drug operations on Friday and Saturday in the towns of Plaridel, San Miguel, SantaREAD The post 3 DRUG SU.....»»

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Sri Lanka PM quits to end crisis | The Manila Times Online

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: A Sri Lankan lawmaker said that disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign Saturday to end the countrys political crisis. The pro-Rajapaksa lawmaker, Lakshman Yapa Abeyw.....»»

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We finally won the battle, says Balangiga descendant | The Manila Times Online

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar: The return of the historic Balangiga Bells to the country signifies not only the Filipinos victory but also the deepening friendship between the Philippines and the UnitedREA.....»»

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US, Canada vow due process to Huawei exec | The Manila Times Online

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States and Canada on Friday (Saturday in Manila) promised a fair judicial process for a Chinese executive arrested in Vancouver on a US request, as theyREAD The post US, C.....»»

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11 dead, 29 ill after eating toxic rice in India | The Manila Times Online

NEW DELHI: Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29READ The post 11 de.....»»

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What mattered in 2018 | The Manila Times Online

(Second of two parts) THE fourth- and fifth-most popular economic news topics in 2018 were cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and taxes and tax reform. These tend to have less ofREAD The post Wh.....»»

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Detained Canadian gets consular access | The Manila Times Online

OTTAWA: Canadas ambassador met in Beijing Friday (Saturday in Manila) with a detained former diplomat for the first time since he was arrested in China amid sharpening East-West tensions overREAD The.....»»

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Texas judge: Obamacare is unconstitutional | The Manila Times Online

WASHINGTON: A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday (Saturday in Manila) that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed toREAD The post Texa.....»»

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21 killed, 61 injured in Ethiopia ethnic violence | The Manila Times Online

ADDIS ABABA: At least 21 people have been killed in two days of fighting between ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia, the state-affiliated Fana radio reported Friday (Saturday in Manila), TheREAD The p.....»»

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Lives apart

On 1 September 1939, the United Kingdom began the massive evacuation of civilians in anticipation of the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe. The plan was called Operation Pied Piper, after the folktale with the eponymous musician who lured the children of the village of Hamelin away, never to be seen again. It may have been a poorly chosen fictional reference, but it indicated the fact that Operation Pied Piper focused on children, moving them away from their families and homes towards supposedly safer areas as a security measure during wartime......»»

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PBA DRAFT: Perez a lock at number 1 for Columbian?

The PBA takes one last break in the ongoing Governors’ Cup to make way for the 2018 Draft. 48 applicants have made themselves available for all 12 PBA teams this year and for some of them, perhaps even all of them, the dream will come true Sunday. Columbian will pick first this year and many are expecting the Dyip to take CJ Perez number one. The Lyceum star and former NCAA MVP has been the consensus top pick for quite some time now. Also getting considerations for the number 1 pick are Alab Pilipinas’ Ray Parks and San Beda’s Robert Bolick. After Columbian, Blackwater will select second followed by Northport. The rest of the drafting order in the first round has NLEX picking fourth following a trade with Phoenix while Meralco is fifth. Rain or Shine, NLEX, Alaska, Magnolia, Columbian, and Phoniex complete the first 12 picks. The 2018 PBA Draft will start at 4:30 p.m. live from Robinsons Place Manila. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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IN PHOTOS: Ateneo bonfire honors UAAP Season 81 champions

  MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo community celebrated its achievements in the first semester of UAAP Season 81 by lighting up the bonfire on Saturday night, December 15, at the Ateneo Grade School grounds.  Ateneo copped 5 titles from the men's basketball, men's and women's swimming, women's fencing and women's badminton teams out ........»»

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Filipino designers take spotlight in Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries

MANILA, Philippines – Designer Mak Tumang's  Ibong Adarna -inspired gown wasn't the only masterpiece by a Filipino designer that graced the catwalk during the Miss Universe Philippines 2018 preliminary competition on December 13 in Thailand. (IN PHOTOS:  Catriona Gray at the Miss Universe 2018 preliminary competition )  Check out which candidates wore Filipino creations that night: Belize Miss Belize Jenelli Fraser wore ........»»

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Floats with meaningful stories take spotlight at UP Lantern Parade 2018

Editor's Note: The jeepney lantern was originally attributed to the College of Science and Technology, which is not the correct name of the college. It has since been edited to properly attribute it to Agham Youth and the College of Science. MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines' (UP) Christmas ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Thousands flock to churches for Simbang Gabi 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of Filipino Catholics flocked to churches on Sunday, December 16, for the first day of the Philippines' traditional dawn Masses, called the Simbang Gabi, in preparation for Christmas. The Simbang Gabi is a 9-day series of dawn Masses – a novena – that is ........»»

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LeBron, Lonzo triple-doubles fuel Lakers

  LOS ANGELES, USA – Lonzo Ball joined LeBron James in elite territory as their twin triple-doubles lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 128-100 NBA victory over the Hornets in Charlotte on Saturday, December 15 (Sunday, December 16, Manila time) James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, scored 24 points with ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Frankie Pangilinan s 18th birthday party

MANILA, Philippines – Frankie Pangilinan, daughter of Sharon Cuneta and Senator Francis Pangilinan, celebrated her 18th birthday on Saturday, December 15, at the Shangri-La at the Fort. (LOOK: Pre-debut photos of Frankie Pangilinan ) The family was in full force, including older sister KC and her boyfriend Pierre Plassart. {source}.....»»

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Ex-Cabinet exec parked P300M in budget – Andaya

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr alleged that a former Cabinet official now seeking a post in 2019 "parked" P300 million under infrastructure projects in the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for next year. The House leader said on Sunday, December 16, that a mayor had told ........»»

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Canelo knocks out Rocky for super middlweight title

      NEW YORK, USA – Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez brutally overpowered England's Rocky Fielding with a dominant display on his New York City debut Saturday, December 15 (Sunday, December 16, Manila time) to become a three-weight world champion.  Alvarez, the reigning World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association middleweight world champion ........»»

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