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US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’

NEW YORK --- During the height of Mexican drug wars in 1993, an attempted hit on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman went wrong. A team of gunmen sent to rub out the notorious drug lord instead killed a Roman Catholic cardinal at an airport in Guadalajara, outraging the Mexican public enough to touch off a massive manhunt for Guzman. He was captured, but prosecutors say he was undeterred from a brutal pursuit of power that lasted decades, featured jail breakouts and left a trail of bodies. The story of the botched assassination will be part of an epic tale told in a tightly secured New York City courtroom starting Tuesday as prosecutors and defense lawyers make their opening statements i...Keep on reading: US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

Remember me

FOR millennia, humans have sought for ways to preserve their dead, perhaps as a way for the bereaved to remember, and for the deceased to be remembered. Since the body also served as a shell for the spirit, it was also believed by many ancient cultures that a well-preserved body, possibly better and purer than it had been in life, guaranteed a person to live beyond death in a comfortable afterlife. An incorrupt body could also be seen as a reflection of the soul: in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox faiths, the body of an extraordinarily good person that has been revealed to be intact after death just may place one on the path to sainthood -- a prerequisite being that this body has not been preserved through embalming, but by some miracle. Examples of these saints would be St. Bernadette and Saint Elizabeth, of the Catholic and Orthodox faiths, respectively......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 8th, 2018Related News

Duterte visits parents tomb in Davao City

President Rodrigo Duterte dropped by the tomb of his parents at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on Thursday evening, Joseph Morong reported. Source link link: Duterte visits parents' tomb in Davao City.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 1st, 2018Related News

Duterte visits parents’ tomb in Davao City

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday joined millions of Filipinos in the observance of All Saints' Day as he also visited the tomb of his parents in his hometown Davao City. Duterte flew to Davao City and went to the final resting place of his parents, Governor Vicente and mother Soledad, at the Roman Catholic Cemetery after he led a post-disaster briefing in typhoon-hit Isabela. Photos shared by his longtime aide, Christopher "Bong" Go, showed the President seating in front of his parents' tomb. In one of the photos, he was seen looking down, with both hands on his ears. During his briefing in Isabela, Duterte said everyone has "obligations to the dead," citing the need to vis...Keep on reading: Duterte visits parents’ tomb in Davao City.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 1st, 2018Related News

Police beef up security at grave of President Duterte’s parents

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 Oct) – Police have heightened security at the grave of the parents of President Rodrigo R. Duterte at the city’s Roman Catholic Public Cemetery for his expected visit there. City police director Chief Supt. Alexander Tagum told reporters in an interview Tuesday that he has already instructed the San Pedro Police […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2018Related News

Who’ll now police the police, general?

The question of who will police the police is an adaptation of the Latin phrase “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” found in the work of the Roman poet Juvenal which translates as “Who will guard the guards themselves?”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 29th, 2018Related News

US Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania

The US Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, six Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday. Source link link: US Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 19th, 2018Related News

Robot’s debut in UK parliament invites ‘Maybot’ mockery

LONDON, United Kingdom--- A walking and talking robot appeared in Britain's parliament for the first time on Tuesday, prompting Twitter users to seize the chance to heap more mockery on Theresa May. The latest round of public amusement at the expense of the British premier came during a committee hearing on artificial intelligence (AI) and "the fourth industrial revolution". MPs on the education committee invited a robot named Pepper--- a white female creation with an excruciatingly thin waist and a tablet computer stuck to her chest--- to answer some basic questions. Asked whether humans would have a place in a brave new world where AI reigns supreme, Pepper responded in a reas...Keep on reading: Robot’s debut in UK parliament invites ‘Maybot’ mockery.....»»

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

Man eats pizza every day for more than 30 years

One man from New Jersey has eaten pizza on a daily basis since his childhood. Mike Roman, 41, bared his pizza obsession on Thomas La Vecchia's podcast "New Theory," as per a NorthJersey.com report. La Vecchia runs a website of the same name. La Vecchia learned of Roman's odd diet when they met 10 years ago at a pizza shop. Roman revealed that he was a picky eater and his mother tried to curb his pizza preference by letting him only eat it for dinner. But for lunch, he had some variety: a peanut butter sandwich every day. Sometimes, he would even have peanut butter on toast or crackers. When he began working, he would have pizza for both lunch and dinner for about 10 years. He has si...Keep on reading: Man eats pizza every day for more than 30 years.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 15th, 2018Related News

Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland became the first team to be relegated in the new European competition. Italy also hit the crossbar twice in the first half, first with Jorginho then with Lorenzo Insigne. Still, the match appeared headed for a scoreless draw until Biraghi slid in to redirect a corner inside the far post two minutes into injury time. "We dominated the game completely and should have scored earlier," Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. "A 0-0 would have been an unfair result. We played very well but we can still improve a lot. In football you only need time and hard work; magicians do not exist." It was the first national team goal for Biraghi, a full back at Fiorentina. Biraghi celebrated by making a No. 13 with his fingers, a dedication to former Fiorentina captain and Italy defender Davide Astori, who died from cardiac arrest in March. Astori wore the No. 13 shirt. "Astori is a part of me," Biraghi said. "I dedicate my goal to him because if I'm here it is only thanks to him and all the things he taught me when we played together." It was Italy's first competitive victory in more than a year, since beating Albania 1-0 in World Cup qualifying last October. It also ended a five-match winless streak in all competitions and gave Italy a slim chance to catch group leader Portugal. Portugal leads with six points, two ahead of Italy, while Poland is last with one. Italy hosts Portugal in its next and final match but then Portugal has another game at home against Poland. RUSSIA RISING World Cup quarterfinalist Russia needs only one more point to be promoted into League A following a 2-0 win over visiting Turkey in Sochi with goals in the Group 2 game from Roman Neustadter and substitute Denis Cheryshev. Turkey will be relegated from League B if it loses to Sweden on Nov. 17, while Russia can move up with a draw in Sweden three days later. GOALKEEPER ASSIST A long pass from goalkeeper Ariel Harush set up Israel's first goal by Tomer Hemed in a 2-0 win over visiting Albania in League C. Harush also made a series of saves before Israel got its second from Dia Seba. Israel is three points ahead of Scotland and Albania atop Group 1. Also in League C, Romania played the entire second half with 10 men and still drew 0-0 with Serbia. Serbia, which had captain Dusan Tadic miss a penalty, stayed atop Group 4, one point ahead of Montenegro, which won 4-1 in Lithuania. Romania is two points back. UNBEATEN KOSOVO Kosovo held on for a 1-1 draw in the Faeroe Islands to remain unbeaten atop Group 3 in League D. After Milot Rashica's early opener, Rene Joensen equalized after the break for the Faeroes. In the same group, Azerbaijan and Malta also played to a 1-1 draw, with Araz Abdullayev's second-half equalizer canceling out Rowen Muscat's opener for Malta......»»

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

Sainthood for murdered Salvadoran archbishop, Pope Paul VI

The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero (L) and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018. - Pope Francis will p.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Bicol’s inflation and Romblon’s gas prices in the context of federalism

Marlen V. Ronquillo UNDER a federal form of government, what reigns primordial are the so-called “states’ rights.” A particular state, with its own executive, judicial and legislative systems — and its proud independence — has to deal with its homegrown problems. The federal government does not intervene in these problems — unless these problems become… link: Bicol’s inflation and Romblon’s gas prices in the context of federalism.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Bicol’s inflation and Romblon’s gas prices in the context of federalism

UNDER a federal form of government, what reigns primordial are the so-called “states’ rights.” The post Bicol’s inflation and Romblon’s gas prices in the context of federalism appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

The Manila Stars REIGNS SUPREME & BREAK The Muntinlupa Cagers UNDEFEATED RECORD IN THEIR OWN HOME – Manila Video

MPBL DATU CUP 2018 Live! #mpbl #DatuCup #LigaNgBawatPilipino October 10, 2018 Venue: Muntinlupa Sports Complex 1st Game: IMUS Bandera-Glc Trucks & Equipments vs Pasay Voyagers 2nd Game: Muntinlupa Cagers – Angelis Resort vs Manila Stars-Robust Energy Capsule The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is a regional men’s semi-professional basketball league in the Philippines. The MPBL… link: The Manila Stars REIGNS SUPREME & BREAK The Muntinlupa Cagers UNDEFEATED RECORD IN THEIR OWN HOME – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 11th, 2018Related News

Cebu City police chief Royina Garma: Mayor’s hated, Duterte’s trusted

Part 1:  Crime City? Killings in Cebu rise as mayor, cops feud Part 2:  Tommy Osmeña: Cebu City's own   CEBU CITY, Philippines – There is an unspoken rule for any local police chief: the mayor reigns supreme. Yet this relationship is not necessarily true lately in Cebu City, where Tomas “Tommy” Osmeña is the chief local executive.  Osmeña is known to be ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

By George Henry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had the talent to do something special," Freeman said. "Obviously we still needed to put it together. But this is what happens. You win the division after three straight 90-loss seasons." The Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. A year after going 70-92, manager Brian Snitker and his Baby Braves surged back into the playoffs. A loud crowd at SunTrust Park joined the party when rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. caught a flyball for the final out, setting off another round of the Tomahawk Chop and a big celebration on the field. "When we started this series, we knew it was within our grasp," Snitker said. "We knew we couldn't lose track of today. I know I'm redundant saying that all the time, but I felt we just needed to stay current and worry about today's game. These guys have done an unbelievable job of that this year." The Braves will make their first postseason appearance since 2013 on Oct. 4 in the NL Division Series. It has not yet been determined who or where the youth-filled club will play in the best-of-five round. Atlanta won its 18th division title, tying the New York Yankees for the most in the majors since division play began in 1969. The Braves won their fourth straight game and beat second-place Philadelphia for the third day in a row. The Phillies also startled a lot of fans this year and led the division in early August, but faded while going 6-14 this month. Foltynewicz (12-10) tipped his cap to a standing ovation as he left with runners on first and second in the eighth with a 4-0 lead. Jesse Biddle relieved, walked the first batter he faced and gave up two runs on Cesar Hernandez's bases-loaded single. Brad Brach allowed Rhys Hoskins' RBI single before Jonny Venters escaped the jam on a lineout and a grounder. Kurt Suzuki added an RBI single to make it 5-3 in the eighth off Seranthony Dominguez, the seventh pitcher used by Philadelphia. Arodys Vizcaino, in his first save situation since June 17, closed out the ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances, getting Wilson Ramos to ground out, striking out Roman Quinn and retiring Maikel Franco on a flyball to Acuna in left. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta (10-10) lasted two innings, allowing four runs, four hits and three walks in the shortest outing of his nine-year career. "I didn't do my job today," Arrieta said. "You've got tip your cap. They won the division. They really did. This wasn't something that started today, obviously. Individually, the last month I haven't been very good, and we didn't take care of business. We just didn't get the job done. They did." Atlanta led 2-0 in the first when Arrieta walked three of his first four batters, and Johan Camargo hit a two-run single. Freeman hit a two-run single in the second to make it 4-0. Freeman, one of two current Braves who played on the 2013 division-winning team —along with pitcher Julio Teheran — is hitting .389 over his last 14 games. "When Franco hit that ball, I put my hands up right away," Freeman said. "It means everything. This is goal No. 1. It's celebration No. 1. We've still got three more we've got to do. We've got 11 wins to get in October. We've still got to take care of business, but, man, is this a great feeling." Foltynewicz didn't permit a hit until Odubel Herrera singled to begin the seventh. Franco singled with one out in the eighth. The 26-year-old Foltynewicz has matured in his third full season, earning his first All-Star appearance and posting a 2.88 ERA that's almost two full runs lower than his career average entering the year. "We knew we had something special since day one," he said. "We've been telling you guys that all year, but to be able to do it and pull it off is pretty special. They got four runs for me today, which was a good confidence builder to go out there and be aggressive." BIG SURPRISE Atlanta was not projected to contend when the season began. It was coming off three straight 90-loss seasons, had no proven ace and was counting on several young position players to complement Freeman, the lone big bat in the lineup. The team had been embarrassed off the field with former general manager John Coppolella banned from baseball in a signing scandal, but Atlanta moved into first place on May 2 and never trailed in the division race after a 9-1 win over Miami on Aug. 13. Fueled by young budding stars like Acuna, second baseman Ozzie Albies and third baseman Camargo, the Braves won the NL East with an 8½-game lead. New GM Alex Anthopolous watched his team arrive earlier than he expected. When spring training began, he didn't think the team would be a serious contender until next year. "No, I'd lying through my teeth if I thought that," Anthopolous said. "I thought we have a really talented team with high draft picks. We have the potential to be really good and have a chance to get better. We certainly exceeded all those things. Snit, the coaches, the players — they're the ones who deserve all the credit for the year we put together." BIG FADE Philadelphia faltered down the stretch under first-year manager Gabe Kapler. After winning on Aug. 5, the Phillies were 1½ games ahead in the division and 15 games over .500. They have since gone 15-28. "I think this is a really important moment to reflect back to the beginning of the season and really the offseason," Kapler said. "If we said that we were going to be playing a meaningful game on Sept. 22, I think a lot of people would've said that's not a reasonable thought. "On the flip side, this is ultimately a stain. This hurts, but I'm ultimately proud of the guys for putting us in this position and to be fighting in Atlanta kind of the season on the line today." ROUGH DAY Arrieta lasted 2 1/3 innings in a loss for the Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh in his previous shortest outing Sept. 4, 2017. The Phillies dropped to 14-16 in his starts as Arrieta posted a 6.18 ERA and went 1-4 over his last eight outings. UP NEXT Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (16-5, 2.44 ERA) has won one of his past four starts with a 5.01 ERA this month. Nola is 6-2 with a 2.24 ERA in 10 career starts against Atlanta. Braves: RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-6, 3.01 ERA) has won one of his past nine starts and has a 3.02 ERA during that span......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica – Manila Picture

The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica (Metropolitanong Katedral Basílika ng Maynilà), informally known as Manila Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines. The cathedral serves as the see of the Archbishop of Manila, the de… link: The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica – Manila Picture.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 16th, 2018Related News

Enriquez sustains form, reigns in PPS Salug

Sydney Ezra Enriquez completed another two-title run in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Pera Padala age-group circuit, this time in big fashion as she did it before hometown crowd at the Uswag Salug Tennis Courts in Zamboanga del Norte......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 9th, 2018Related News

House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse

The House Committee on Welfare of Children has approved a substitute bill that seeks to deter the the exploitation of minors and impose stiffer penalties for those who abuse them. Following a hearing conducted last Sep. 3, the committee members approved a substitute bill that seeks to amend several sections of the "Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act" (Republic Act No. 7610). The substitute bill was authored by Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman and 1-Pacman Party-list Rep. Michael Romero. In a statement, Roman said the law needed updating as the penalties imposed do not seem attuned to the 21st century. She said the government en...Keep on reading: House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 9th, 2018Related News

No pressure for Donnie Nietes as he makes his super flyweight debut

With 46 professional bouts and three world championship runs across as many weight divisions, ALA Promotions star Donnie Nietes is certainly no stranger to the bright lights.  On Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time), Nietes steps back on the big stage as he looks to add a fourth world championship when he makes his highly-anticipated super flyweight debut against compatriot Aston Palicte on the SuperFly 3 card at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.  Nietes and Palicte will fight for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship.  While he's the smaller man in terms of height and reach, Nietes comes in as the bigger star among the two Negrense protagonists.  As mentioned earlier, Nietes has been here before, challenging for a world championship. For his opponent on the other hand, this is the closest that Palicte has been to a world championship.  "For me, wala naman nang pressure." Nietes shared with ABS-CBN's Steve Angeles. "Iniisip ko lang na parang normal na laban para hindi tayo ma-out of focus sa gameplan natin." After years of dominating in the light flyweight division, where he eclipsed Filipino boxing great Gabriel "Flash" Elorde as the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion, Nietes made the jump to the flyweight division. While his run at the 112-pound division lasted for all of just three bouts, it saw him capture and defend the IBF world title.  Now set to embark on his super flyweight journey, Nietes says he's comfortable and confident in his new weight division.  "Yes, for now masasabi ko na nadagdagan ko yung power ko kasi umakyat ako ng timbang. yung katawan ko kumportable talaga sa 115-pounds." Not to overlook the task that's in front of him, but Nietes knows that Palicte is just the beginning for him.  The 36-year old Murcia, Negros native is finally in a spot where he can go after all those 'big names' that he's wanted to face for so long.  Names like Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzales, like Juan Francisco Estrada, like Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, and even fellow Pinoy Jerwin Ancajas.  Simply put, Nietes wants all of them.  "Lahat ng nasa super flyweight, gusto ko kalabanin. Hindi naman ako medyo maliit kumpara sa kanila, talagang makakatapat ako sa kanila sa timbang." "Talagang pinag-hahandaan namin ang super flyweight." he added. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 8th, 2018Related News