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Miss Vietnam wins Filipinos hearts with her Cinderella story

The attention may be on Catriona Gray winning the Miss Universe 2018 but another contestant in the pageant captured the hearts of Filipinos with her Cinderella story. .....»»

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Royal meeting: Catriona Gray meets Thai princess days after Miss Universe competition

Hours before Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray leaves for the Philippines, HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana and the beauty queen met......»»

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EU diplomatic cables hacked

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Hackers apparently connected to China accessed thousands of sensitive EU diplomatic cables, the New York Times reported Wednesday, in the latest embarrassing data breach to hit a major international organization. The cables from the EU’s diplomatic missions around the world reveal anxiety about how to handle US President Donald Trump as well […].....»»

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Magnolia 2018 PBA Governor’s Cup champ

Magnolia beat Alaska, 102-86, in Game 6 of their PBA Governor’s Cup finals series to win the title, 4-2, on Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The Hotshots dominated the Aces throughout the game en route to their first title in four years and coach Chito Victolero’s first. Import Romeo Travis led the […].....»»

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Miss Universe Catriona Gray to pay courtesy call to President Duterte — Palace

MISS Universe 2018 Catriona Gray will meet President Rodrigo Duterte “as soon as she arrives” in the country, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo confirmed…READ The post Miss Universe Catriona Gray to pay courtesy call to President Duterte — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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UPDATE: Catriona Gray back in PH

MISS Universe 2018 Catriona Gray arrived in the Philippines on Wednesday on board a private plane. Gray was flown home by a Platinum Skies aircraft of the LCS Group of…READ The post UPDATE: Catriona Gray back in PH appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BoC-Davao exceeds 2018 collection target

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) Port of Davao has already reached its collection goal for the year as of Wednesday, Dec. 19......»»

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[ANALYSIS] Let’s not blame the forecasters for runaway inflation

  Lo and behold, some government economists chose to end 2018 by picking a fight with their counterparts in the private sector. In a surprise – and uncharacteristically combative – move, the Department of Finance (DOF) recently issued a statement where they blamed higher inflation this year on the ........»»

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U.N. expert to PH gov’t: Stop stigma against human rights defenders

MANILA, Philippines – A United Nations (UN) expert on Tuesday, December 18, urged the Philippine government to stop the “public stigmatization” of human rights defenders and immediately address the worrisome rise of violence against them. In a recently published world report, UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst ........»»

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Justice is Merriam-Webster s 2018 Word of the Year

MANILA, Philippines – Merriam-Webster selected  "justice" as its 2018 Word of the Year. The term was chosen based on data from Merriam-Webster.com , with the word being a top lookup throughout the year and consulted 74% more than in 2017. It was "on the minds of many people in ........»»

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Journalists become increasing targets for killings – watchdog

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday, December 19. The Committee to Protect Journalists  said 34 of the 53 journalists killed  on duty this year around the world were ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray back in Manila

MANILA, Philippines –Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is back in Manila on Wednesday, December 19, two days after winning the country's 4th crown in the competition. The Filipino-Australian beauty arrived via a private jet plane from Bangkok accompanied by architect Richelle Singsong-Michael, who was a judge at the ........»»

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Who needs this Canelo KO of a scarecrow? | Inquirer Sports

They say Mexican boxing superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez captured his third world boxing crown by throwing a party at the overfilled Madison Square Garden in New York. The post Who needs this Canelo KO o.....»»

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Nets hold off Lakers to extend winning streak to 6 games

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA's longest winning streak to six games by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 115-110 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Joe Harris added 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Nets, who last won six in a row from March 25 to April 3, 2015. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 17 points and Jared Dudley made some big baskets down the stretch to score 13. LeBron James bounced back from his lowest-scoring game of the season with 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, but the Lakers finished 1-3 on their road trip. Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Lonzo Ball scored 23 points. Brooklyn continued its recovery from an eight-game skid by holding on in front of a loud, large crowd that alternated cheering when the Lakers seized the momentum and when the Nets regained it. Brooklyn led 100-87 with 7.5 minutes to play before back-to-back three-pointers by Kuzma and Ball made it 100-93. James then scored inside, blocked a shot on the other end and scored again, capping a 10-0 run. Dudley and Dinwiddie answered with drives, and Dudley hit two more baskets to settle the Nets before Russell's three-pointer made it 113-107 with 22 seconds remaining. D'Angelo Russell's trey to put the @BrooklynNets ahead for good! 🔥🔥#WeGoHard pic.twitter.com/L9Q71Uclnh — NBA (@NBA) December 19, 2018 The Nets had scored 70 points in the first halves of their last two games, and were almost on pace in this one after taking a 33-32 lead after one quarter. They trailed by five with under three minutes left in the half before a 13-3 finishing surge for a 62-57 lead. Brooklyn then used a 12-0 run to turn a two-point edge into its largest lead, going ahead 79-65 on Hollis-Jefferson's three-point play with 7:27 remaining in the third quarter. The Lakers trimmed it to five late in the period on a three-pointer by James and the Nets led 90-83 going to the fourth. James was limited to 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting in a loss to Washington on Sunday and things started rough for him in this one, as Jarrett Allen denied his attempt at a dunk with a sensational block on his first attempt. James was called for traveling the next time he had the ball before finding his groove. TIP-INS Lakers: JaVale McGee missed his second straight game with flu-like symptoms. ... The Lakers were 5-of-6 from three-point range in the first quarter, with Ball going 3-of-3. Then they went 1-for-10 in the second. Nets: G Allen Crabbe missed his third straight game because of a sore right knee. ... The Nets snapped an eight-game skid against West teams with their first win since Nov. 9 (Nov. 10, PHL time) at Denver. HELP ON THE WAY Rajon Rondo (right hand surgery) and Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle) were recalled from the South Bay Lakers, where they were on rehab assignments. Coach Luke Walton said Ingram was still limited at practice Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) but Rondo wasn't, adding the hope was that both could go full speed when  they rejoin the Lakers in practice on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Rondo has missed 17 games and Ingram has sat out seven. SINGING STRUGGLES British singer and actress Cynthia Erivo struggled through her performance of the national anthem. She appeared to forget the words at one point and stopped singing. After pausing to refocus, she began again from the start of the song, got a word wrong and then skipped a couple of lines. But the crowd was supportive of her strong finish and gave her a nice ovation afterward. UP NEXT Lakers: Host New Orleans on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Nets: Visit Chicago on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

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ONE Championship: Joshua Pacio gets new challenger at ONE: Eternal Glory

Filipino mixed martial arts star Joshua "The Passion" Pacio gets a new challenger for his ONE Strawweight World Championship when ONE kicks 2019 off in Jakarta on January 19th.  Originally scheduled to face Japanese grappler Hayato Suzuki for the title, Pacio now meets another Japanese submission ace in veteran Yosuke Saruta, as per the official ONE Championship website.  Saruta will be filling in for Suzuki, who sustained an injury.  The 31-year old, who steps in a a month's notice, proved his worth in his ONE Championship debut earlier this month, dominating former champion Alex Silva en route to a unanimous decision win.  In just his second bout under the ONE banner, Saruta has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of compatriot and former ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka "Nobita" Naito and try to bring the title back to Japan.  Pacio on the other hand, will look to successfully defend his title for the first time and start 2019 on a strong note.  ONE: Eternal Glory happens at the Istora Senayan on January 19th. .....»»

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ONE Championship: Kevin Belingon looks back at momentous title win over Bibiano Fernandes

Filipino spitfire Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon is living the dream after he successfully dethroned Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes to be hailed as the one and only king of ONE Championship's stacked bantamweight division.   Belingon utilized his explosive strikes and improved grappling to overcome Fernandes en route to a razor-thin split decision win in the main event of ONE: HEART OF THE LION last November.   The victory realized Belingon's dream of becoming the undisputed ONE Bantamweight World Champion.   "It really felt like a dream to me. We had worked so hard to reach that point. It didn’t sink in at first, but when it did, I felt accomplished," he shared.   Despite having his hand raised in triumph at the expense of perhaps the most dominant champion in the history of the promotion, it came with a hefty price as he had the scars and bruises to prove it as soon as the bout was over.   "I was pretty banged up. My foot was swollen from all the kicks that I landed,” The Team Lakay representative revealed. “I really poured everything I had into that one, and my team and I came up with a brilliant game plan. I think that was the key to victory."   Belingon's hard-earned victory over Fernandes was his second attempt to capture a world title as two years prior, he fell short in his bid to become the ONE Bantamweight World Champion.   In January 2016, the Brazilian legend made "The Silencer" tap by way of submission in the opening round at ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS in Changsha, China.   Belingon had to work his way back up the ladder, defeating six top-tier opponents to secure a rematch with Fernandes.   With the latest cage meeting with Fernandes being a close one, Belingon stressed that he is more than willing to give his arch-nemesis a shot at his gold-plated strap.   "We are tied at one win apiece, so a third bout to determine the true winner does make sense. I know he is clamoring for a rematch,” he stated. “I know he thinks he won the last one, so deep inside, I want to prove to him again that I beat him."   Belingon knows all too well that aside from Fernandes, a horde of battle-tested martial artists are also coming for his intricately-crafted hardware.   “I’m just enjoying the time off right now. But of course, I’m open to fighting Bibiano again, or anyone that ONE Championship puts in front of me," he affirmed.   However, if Belingon will be given the option to choose an opponent, a rubber match against Fernandes is clearly the obvious choice for the Baguio City-based knockout artist.   "Our second bout was an exciting match," he quipped. "We can do it again. The fans will love it.".....»»

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Philippines’ outstanding entrepreneurs and organizations feted at APEA 2018

Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer Twenty business leaders and organizations from the Philippines who have showcased outstanding performance and responsible leadership were named awardees of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2018 held last Dec. 6 at Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City. Over 200 attendees, comprised of industry leaders, leading entrepreneurs and dignitaries, […].....»»

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Catriona Gray cried in pain while practicing ‘lava walk’ due to scoliosis

One of Catriona Gray’s mentors during her Miss Universe training revealed that the beauty queen struggled when she had to execute her signature “lava walk” because of her scoliosis. Miss Grand International 2016 first runner-up Nicole Cordoves in an interview with “Tonight With Boy Abunda” last Monday shared that the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2018 cried […] The post Catriona Gray cried in pain while practicing ‘lava walk’ due to scoliosis appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Miss Universe 2018 Preliminary Competition

Re-watch the 2018 Preliminary Competition! 👑 Who will be crowned the next Miss Universe? … Tune in to the 2018 Miss Universe Competition from Bangkok, Thailand December 16 at 7pm ET only on FOX. Source link: Miss Universe 2018 Preliminary Competition.....»»

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