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Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Gut Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate - NDTV


Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Gut Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate
Washington: President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, including enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health ...
Hillary fearful at inauguration while Obamas help MelaniaDaily Mail
(UPDATE) Pentagon, Homeland Security chiefs sworn inManila Bulletin
Trump begins with call to kill climate action plan (and Obamacare)USA TODAY
CNBC -New York Times -Washington Post
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Court orders arrest of Sta. Isabel - Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin

Court orders arrest of Sta. Isabel
Manila Bulletin
The Angeles City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 58 ordered yesterday the arrest of SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel, SPO4 Roy Villegas, and five others involved in the kidnap-slay of Korean businessman Jee Ick-Joo on October 18 last year. State prosecutors ...
What did we do to deserve this?
Court orders arrest of cops, 5 others in Korean's murderRappler
Arrest warrant vs suspects in Korean's kidnap-slay outTempo
The Manila Times -AsiaOne
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Trump executive order first strike at ending at 'Obamacare' - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Trump executive order first strike at ending at 'Obamacare'
Daily Mail
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an opening salvo against "Obamacare," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at the undoing the health care law's unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face ...
President Trump Signs Executive Order To 'Ease Burden Of Obamacare' On Day One Of His PresidencyThe Inquisitr

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Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare - Reuters


Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare
President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family before formally signing his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. From left are Vice ...

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Trump signs executive decree against Obamacare health law

President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order aimed at limiting the "burden" of the Obamacare health law that the incoming US leader has vowed to repeal.  

Trump aims for ‘unquestioned’ US military dominance

President Donald Trump will "rebuild" America's vast military, boost its anti-missile capabilities and prioritize defeating the Islamic State group, according to the first policy statements published on the White House website Friday.  

US shouldn't pay for Duterte's drug war, says Pittsburgh newspaper -

US shouldn't pay for Duterte's drug war, says Pittsburgh newspaper
SAN FRANCISCO – A US newspaper called on Washington to make sure that US aid to the Philippines is not used for President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial ran weeks before the kidnap-for-ransom-murder of a South ...

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Canadians traveling to inauguration turned away at US border

Several Canadians traveling to attend either the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States or a march planned for Saturday in Washington were turned away at the border by U.S. officials.

No cellphone signal in Iloilo during Dinagyang Festival - ABS-CBN News

No cellphone signal in Iloilo during Dinagyang Festival
MANILA - Cellphone signals will be cut off in Iloilo City during the Dinagyang Festival, mobile phone service providers said Friday. PLDT-Smart and Globe Telecom will temporarily suspend mobile phone services in Iloilo City from January 21 and 22, 2017.

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Trump to target Obama's climate initiatives

Donald Trump's administration is committed to eliminating Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan and other environmental initiatives to help boost the oil and gas industry, according to a statement posted on the White House website on Friday.

Protesters, police clash in Washington as Trump assumes presidency

Black-clad activists angry about U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration smashed store car windows and blocked traffic in Washington on Friday and fought with police in riot gear who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Miss USA: Give Trump a chance -

Miss USA: Give Trump a chance
She may be thousands of miles away from home, but Miss USA Deshauna Barber was apparently thinking of her fellow Americans when she talked about the inauguration on Friday (Saturday in Manila) of business mogul Donald Trump as the 45th president ...
Sushmita Sen to judge Miss Universe pageant 2016Rappler
Miss U bets join Smile TrainPhilippine Star
Miss U bets get warm Baguio welcomeManila Bulletin
Tempo -ABS-CBN News -Coconuts Manila -International Business Times Philippines
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Mexico leader vows to protect Mexicans as he seeks close ties with Trump

Mexico's president on Friday congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as U.S. president, saying he would see to strengthen ties, but cautioning that the sovereignty, national interest and protection of Mexicans would be paramount.

Former President George H.W. Bush breathing on own after tube removed

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who has spent nearly a week at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for pneumonia, was breathing on his own after a breathing tube was removed on Friday, a family spokesman said.

Taiwan's president tweets congratulations to Trump

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen took to Twitter on Saturday to congratulate U.S. President Donald Trump on his inauguration in a move likely to draw objections from China, already angry with a protocol-breaking phone call a month ago between the two leaders.

America first, Trump vows: America first Worldwide protests greet Trump

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump told Americans he would “make America great again” and vowed to bring back jobs and wealth to the homeland, sending jitters through

Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration
Philippine Star
The U.S. Embassy building is reflected in a window of a Russian military outerwear shop "Armia Rossii" (Russian Army) displaying a poster of Donald Trump, in downtown Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, hours ahead of Donald Trump being sworn in ...
'Cold War mentality': Putin bets big on Trump to make Russian energy great againFinancial Post
Russia hoping for warmer US relations under TrumpIrish Times
Champagne and Guy Fawkes masks: An inauguration party for Donald Trump in RussiaWashington Post
The Atlantic -Fox News -The Sydney Morning Herald
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Reinvigorated Phl-US ties seen - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Reinvigorated Phl-US ties seen
Philippine Star
Philippine-US relations are expected to be reinvigorated with Donald Trump's ascension to the US presidency, Malacañang said yesterday. AP/Andrew Harnik, file. MANILA, Philippines - Philippine-US relations are expected to be reinvigorated with Donald ...
Editorial: Congrats to allSun.Star
Philippine Protesters Ask Duterte to Stay Away From TrumpNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Small protests against Trump in Japan, PhilippinesReuters
International Business Times UK -Independent Online -Tempo -CSS Resources (blog)
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Pope urges Trump to show concern for poor, be guided by ethical values

Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be guided by ethical values and as he took office on Friday, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office.

Trump to develop missile defense system against Iran, North Korea — White House

The Trump administration intends to develop a "state of the art" missile defense system to protect against attacks from Iran and North Korea, the White House said in a policy position posted on its website on Friday.

Melania Trump evokes Jackie Kennedy in blue inauguration outfit

U.S. first lady Melania Trump stepped out in a Ralph Lauren baby-blue jacket and matching dress on Friday, choosing one of America's most iconic designers for Inauguration Day ceremonies.

Trump takes charge: Sworn in as 45th US president

WASHINGTON — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking com

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to "America First" policies at home and abroad.

'The work begins!': Trump to be sworn in as US president

Donald Trump began the ceremonial events leading up to his swearing-in later on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, as black-clad activists smashed windows in downtown Washington to protest his inauguration.

LIVE: Inauguration of Donald Trump

American businessman Donald Trump will take office as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces life sentence in US prison

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison if convicted on charges he ran the world's largest drug-trafficking organization during a decades-long criminal career, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

Returning OFWs urged to teach

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has urged returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are licensed teachers to become

DILG probes village chief tagged by Rody in drugs

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will look into the alleged involvement in illegal drugs of a former town may

Facebook moves to address fake news

MANILA, Philippines - Social media giant Facebook has assured Filipinos that it is taking measures to address the proliferation of fake news and misinformati

Red alert in Mindanao areas due to heavy rains

MANILA, Philippines - Regional disaster and management councils have declared a red alert in the wake of continuous heavy rains over Northern Mindanao, Carag

Dureza, ex-DOT chief told to return allowances

MANILA, Philippines - Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and former tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.

Local exec stays suspended over MRT-3 deal

MANILA, Philippines - The Third Division of the Sandiganbayan has upheld the 90-day preventive suspension of Pangasinan provincial accountant Arturo Soriano,

‘Help locate 4 Indonesian Navy officers’

MANILA, Philippines - A former Indonesian governor has asked President Duterte for help in locating and rescuing four Indonesian Navy officers who went missi

Anti-Trump protesters block some entry points to inauguration

Liberal activists protesting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration scuffled with police in Washington on Friday and temporarily blocked some of the Republican real estate developer's supporters streaming in for the ceremony.

OFWs urged to work as public school teachers in PHL

Licensed Filipino teachers who are working overseas have been urged to return to the country to help address the shortage of teachers in public elementary and high schools.

US-based Pinoys join protest rally ahead of Trump inauguration

US-based Filipinos have joined the ongoing rally ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, according to a report by GMA News stringer Boyet Loverita on "Balitanghali."

Reopened Libyan oil ports hope foreign staff will return to boost output

Guards and officials at major ports in Libya's eastern Oil Crescent say they are hoping foreign workers will soon return as they struggle to build on output gains with meagre resources.

OFWs can avail of online services — OWWA

Filipinos working abroad can soon pay their contributions to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) through the Land Bank of the Philippines' (LBP) new ePayment Portal (ePP).

OFW benefits distributed in 2016 reach more than P132M — OWWA

Almost all legal cases and Requests for Assistance (RFAs) reported to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in 2016 were resolved within 6 days from filing or within the 30- day mandatory period.

Expat Duets calls on Pinoy singing duets to audition in Dubai

Filipino singing duets looking to become the hottest acts in the emirate may have a chance at stardom through Expat Duets, a "first-of-its-kind singing showdown" that will have its grand finale on March 10.

Five Pinoys arrested for using fake Malaysian IDs – reports

Five Filipinos were arrested in a two-day operation by Malaysian police for possessing fake Malaysian identity cards or MyKads as part of their Identity Card Checking Operation (Ops ID), various online reports said.

Pinoy crew of arrested ship in Canada in good condition –DFA

The 13 Filipino crew of a detained container ship near Vancouver, Canada, are in good condition although most of them have already expressed their desire to go home, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement Tuesday.

Pinoy band in UAE dedicates song about hope to Duterte

Inspired by the two women in his life, and later on by President Rodrigo Duterte, UAE-based OFW Bernardo Granado has decided to form a band in order to lift the morale of Filipinos, especially the poor, via music.

Yakuza member arrested for stabbing 2 Pinoys in Yokohama

An upper-level member of an affiliate gang of the Inagawa-Kai, Japan's third-largest yakuza group, was arrested for allegedly stabbing Filipinos in Naka Ward in Yokohama in October last year, reports said.

Fil-Am killed in Friday the 13th shooting in Texas

Friday the 13th turned really bad for a Filipino-American in Vidor, Texas, after he was shot dead by his landlord following an argument, reports said.

Japan approves residency for foreign caregiver students

A law allowing foreign students at nursing care schools to apply for residency in Japan after being certified as caregivers will come into full force this year to plug the Asian country's need for caregivers, a report on Kyodo News said.

Young Pinoy filmmaker gets praise from Michelle Obama

A Filipino teen earned praises from US First Lady Michelle Obama after he received an award for filmmaking late last year.

Pinoy resto hailed as one of Ottawa's best

A Filipino-owned café and restaurant has been selected as one of the best restaurants in Ottawa by a noted food critic in Canada.

Fil-Am dies of injuries after train station accident

A Filipino-American mechanic died in a hospital last week after he was pinned between the platform and the train at the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on 4th Street Mission in San Francisco, reports said.

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, <>:


•      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, 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.