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Lopez unfazed by possible graft raps

MANILA, Philippines -  Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is unfazed by possible graft charges that mining firms may file against her.

Agreement with Janet? Palace mum

MANILA, Philippines -  Malacañang yesterday laughed off perceptions that the Duterte administration is now protecting accused pork barrel scam mastermind Jan

FM propagandist’s grandson fights ‘lies’

MANILA, Philippines -  For the grandson and son-in-law of former president Ferdinand Marcos’ chief propagandist, newspaperman Primitivo “Tibo” Mijares, “fake

Security adviser to Rody: No worries on EDSA rites

DAVAO CITY , Philippines  – There is no coup threat against President Duterte and he can rest easy despite the upcoming celebration of the 31st anniversary o

Senate revives review of EPIRA

MANILA, Philippines -  Efforts to amend the 16-year-old Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) are being revived in the Senate, with lawmakers focusing o

Gov't, MILF reaffirm commitment to Mindanao peace, dev’t

MANILA, Philippines -  The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) yesterday reaffirmed their commitment to support peace and deve

Palace on protest: Free expression

MANILA, Philippines -  President Duterte upholds freedom of expression, Malacañang stressed yesterday, after thousands of people joined a Catholic Church-org

Phl improves in economic freedom ranking

MANILA, Philippines -  The ranking of the Philippines in economic freedom has improved, up 12 notches to 58th spot this year from last year’s 70th  spot, a r

Palace: Mocha free to quit MTRCB

MANILA, Philippines -  Former dancer and sex adviser Mocha Uson is free to leave her post as a member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification B

Reds ready for truce, want to restart talks

MANILA, Philippines -  The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) yesterday ordered its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA) to release the six soldiers

Trump refers to non-existent Sweden terror incident

Trump was speaking to supporters on Saturday when he apparently referred to Sweden as the site of a terror incident--the latest example of his administration naming a non-existent attack.

House majority to hold caucus on death penalty bill - Inquirer.net


Inquirer.net

House majority to hold caucus on death penalty bill
Inquirer.net
MANILA — The House of Representatives majority is set to hold a caucus on Monday (Feb. 20) on the death penalty bill to discuss whether to continue with the period of interpellation, after Majority floor leader Rodolfo Fariñas last week slammed the ...
'Death penalty draws line between rich, poor'The Manila Times
House leaders to decide on Monday on dealth penalty billManila Bulletin

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Cebu City to adopt Surigao town to help quake survivors - ABS-CBN News


ABS-CBN News

Cebu City to adopt Surigao town to help quake survivors
ABS-CBN News
The Cebu City government is set to adopt the town of San Francisco, Surigao del Norte that suffered extensive damage from a deadly earthquake last February 10. The measure is hinged on the recommendation of Nagiel Bañacia, head of his city's Cebu City ...
All 54 villages in quake-hit Surigao City have received aid: DSWDPhilippine Canadian Inquirer

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G7 foreign ministers hit China reclamation - Rappler


Rappler

G7 foreign ministers hit China reclamation
Rappler
VOICING CONCERN. (L-R) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and European Union High Representative for Foreign ...
US deploys aircraft carrier in South China Sea as relationship with Beijing remains tense and both sides talk of warDaily Mail
The Russians are coming—as investorsThe Manila Times
US deploys carrier to contentious South China SeaUSA TODAY
FOX 61 -NBCNews.com -NEWS.com.au -UPI.com
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Suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started' - McCain

'If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That's how dictators get started.'

6th dead oarfish found in Cagayan de Oro | SunStar - Sun.Star


Sun.Star

6th dead oarfish found in Cagayan de Oro | SunStar
Sun.Star
Another dead oarfish washed ashore in Barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City. (Photo Courtesy by: Jude Cyril Roque Viernes ). (Updated) - A 20-FOOT long oarfish was found in Barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City, around 4 p.m., Saturday, February 18, ...

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Human Rights Watch: Charges vs De Lima 'politically motivated' - Rappler


Rappler

Human Rights Watch: Charges vs De Lima 'politically motivated'
Rappler
POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. Drug charges against Senator Leila de Lima should be dropped, according to Human Rights Watch. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB. MANILA, Philippines – An international human rights organization urged the Philippine ...
De Lima pals, foes on alert for arrest warrant; DOJ to seek HDO vs senatorInterAksyon
Panelo: Drug raps vs De Lima based on documents and testimoniesInquirer.net
Human Rights Watch: Drop politically motivated charges vs De LimaPhilippine Star
Sun.Star -The Manila Times -ABS-CBN News -Human Rights Watch
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Malaysian police seeking 4 more North Koreans in Kim killing - Rappler


Rappler

Malaysian police seeking 4 more North Koreans in Kim killing
Rappler
A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in Seoul on February 14, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (UPDATED) – Malaysian police investigating the ...
Malaysia looks for 4 North Korean suspects who left countryDaily Mail
Kim Jong Nam murder: Four North Koreans fled Malaysia on same day, say policeStuff.co.nz
Kim assassination: Fourth suspect a chemistry expertThe Australian
New York Times -Herald Scotland -BBC News -Manila Bulletin
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Trump reassures supporters in fiery campaign-style speech

President Donald Trump turned back the clock Saturday with a bold and aggressive Florida speech straight out of his 2016 campaign playbook, enthralling fans while insisting all is well in the White House despite weeks of turbulence.  

Military open to peace talks with rebels - CNN Philippines


CNN Philippines

Military open to peace talks with rebels
CNN Philippines
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief Gen. Eduardo Año said they are not excluding themselves from peace talks with communist rebels, adding that soldiers would benefit from a peace deal. (CNN Philippines) — The military remains open to peace ...

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Olympics: Trump immigration storm buffets LA 2024 bid

Donald Trump may have given his unequivocal support to Los Angeles's bid for the 2024 Olympics but the tumultuous first few weeks of his presidency have dealt a blow to the city's hopes of staging the games, analysts say.  

Four dead as 'worse storm in years' buffets California

A devastating storm billed by forecasters as the worst to hit California in years pounded the southern half of the state, wreaking devastation that claimed four lives, authorities said on Saturday.   

Eight people flee US border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a US border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene.

China to suspend all imports of coal from North Korea

China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea starting Feb. 19, the country's commerce ministry said in a notice posted on its website on Saturday, as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country.

The Genesis of a Revolution - Manila Bulletin


Manila Bulletin

The Genesis of a Revolution
Manila Bulletin
A veteran journalist gives us a first-person account of the days leading to the EDSA People Power uprising. This chronological list of events that unfolded one after the other took almost everyone, including the day's main players, by surprise. Why ...
Making democracy workPhilippine Star
EDSA Revolution not just a miraculous 4-day phenomenon — FVRNorthbound Philippines News Online
PH gov't to have 'simple, quiet' People Power anniversaryAsianjournal.com

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Heavy rain and snow pound California, raising mudslide risk

Intense rain, heavy snow and strong winds lashed California and southern Oregon on Friday, prompting the evacuation of more than a hundred homes threatened by mudslides near Los Angeles, officials said.

Pence says US will stand firm with Europe, NATO

US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union.

Vatican froze two million euros in suspect funds in 2016

VATICAN CITY -- Vatican authorities froze more than two million euros in cases of suspected money laundering in 2016 as part of Pope Francis' drive to clean up the finances of the Holy See, its chief magistrate said on Saturday.

Toxicology report on N. Korean leader's bro could take 2 weeks: Malaysia

A toxicology report on the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un could take up to two weeks, Malaysia's top health official said Saturday. 

Duterte: Losses from mine closures worth pondering - Inquirer.net


Inquirer.net

Duterte: Losses from mine closures worth pondering
Inquirer.net
President Duterte addressed alumni members of the Philippine Military Academy during his first official visit at the premiere military school during its 2017 alumni homecoming on Saturday (Feb. 18). Photo by EV ESPIRITU. FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio ...
Duterte attributes war on drugs success to AFP's support | SunStarSun.Star
Duterte to PMA: Build nation worthy of the FilipinosPhilippine Star
Duterte to military: I need you in leading the countryRappler
Tempo -ABS-CBN News
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Arrested Samsung heir appears handcuffed for questioning

Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning Saturday over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. 

Dela Rosa on De Lima arrest: She'll be safe in Camp Crame - Rappler


Rappler

Dela Rosa on De Lima arrest: She'll be safe in Camp Crame
Rappler
PMA HOMECOMING. PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa at the PMA Alumni Homecoming ceremonies on February 18, 2017. MANILA, Philippines – National police chief Ronald dela Rosa on Saturday, February 18, assured former justice secretary and now ...
'Bato' offers possible cell for De LimaTempo

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Filipino nabbed in Italy for drugs

A Filipino was nabbed in Milan, Italy for the alleged possession of illegal drugs.

DOLE: Dial 1349 to report abuse on OFWs' children

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has opened a 24-hour labor hotline for reports on the mistreatment of children whose parents are working overseas.

Malaysia police arrest N. Korean man - 4th suspect - over Kim murder

Malaysian police said Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man over the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's brother, as relations between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur nosedived over a battle for his body.

Trump calls media 'enemy of the American people'  

Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the media Friday, describing the press as 'the enemy of the American people!' in a tweet.  

US top court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens

The US Supreme Court will decide three cases in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally.  

MOU seeks to protect OFWs' kids from abusive guardians  

Various government agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that aims to provide full protection for children of OFWs who are in the care of guardians while their parents are overseas.

Family of OFW beaten to death in Kuwait gets financial assistance

The family of Amy Capulong Santiago, the Filipino worker who was allegedly beaten to death by her employers in Kuwait, has received financial assistance from Kuwait-based Filipino organizations to help them get back on their feet.

Fil-Am actor kickstarts fundraiser for short film project

Filipino-American actor Dante Basco is the executive producer of a new project that aims to shed light on a beloved film character that played a pivotal role in the Robin Williams classic, Hook.

Fil-Am named president of largest Catholic university in US

Seton Hall University President A. Gabriel Esteban has been appointed as the next president of DePaul University in Chicago, according to the SHU website's announcement dated February 16.

Two on trial in Ireland for 'illegal' hiring of Pinoy sailors

Owners of an Irish trawler were put on trial for allegedly hiring two Filipino sailors without having appropriate permits, reports said.

Immigrants across US skip work, school in anti-Trump protest

Businesses shut their doors, students skipped class and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Fil-Am actor to play Versace killer in true crime series

Filipino-American actor Darren Criss will return to a series produced by Ryan Murphy, the executive producer of teen musical 'Glee,' for the third time, this time to portray a serial killer for a true crime anthology.

Pinoy worker falls to death while dismantling carnival ride in HK

A Filipino worker fell to his death while dismantling a ride at a carnival in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Book on Kalinga tattooed women wins award in Germany

After being featured in six different countries, Filipino photographer Jake Verzosa's work was included in the eight highly-esteemed works awarded in the inaugural Steidl Book Award Asia.

Pinay teen's proposed project recognized in UN-sponsored event

A former contestant to a reality cooking show has been given recognition for her outstanding social venture proposal at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Man's plot to kill Pinay wife in US bared through text

An American man's alleged plot to kill his Filipina wife and daughter was uncovered after he mistakenly sent his request to his former boss instead of the hitman, reports said.

Injured Pinay in US gets financial help from PHL government

A check for $1,400 was handed by officers of the Philippine Consulate to the family of Marianne Baun, a physical therapist in Connecticut who was seriously injured in a January 10 vehicular accident.

Comelec urges 205,000 overseas Filipinos to reactivate registration

The Commission on Elections on Wednesday urged the 205,697 overseas absentee voters whose records were deactivated after failing to cast their votes in the last two national elections to reactivate their registration status.

NOTICE TO Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney encourages registered Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales who have received their ballots packets from COMELEC-Manila for the 2016 Philippine National Elections to send their accomplished ballots to the Consulate as soon as possible.

 

The accomplished ballots may be submitted to the Consulate daily, including on weekends and holidays, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on 9 April-8 May 2016, and from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on 9 May 2016.

 

For Filipino Overseas Voters who have not yet received their ballots, please check whether your name is in the following lists on the Consulate website, <http://sydneypcg.dfa.gov.ph/list-of-press-releases/406-notice-to-filipino-overseas-voters>:

 

•      Returned-To-Sender (RTS) ballots; and

•      List of voters with incomplete or no mailing address.

 

If your name is on either of the above lists, please contact the Consulate and look for Mr. Jessie Llaneta at Tel. No. 926207377, or send your complete details, e.g., mobile number and mailing address, to sydney.pcg@dfa.gov.ph, or contact the Duty Officer at mobile number 0415-426400.

 

Thank you.

 

Philippine Consulate General, Sydney

20 April 2016

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

 

Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe

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Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday
She becomes only the third Filipina to win the crown after Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran

She was crowned amid much confusion after host Steve Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

Harvey apologized and said he read the wrong results.