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Trump plans flurry of meetings and executive orders - BBC News

BBC News

Trump plans flurry of meetings and executive orders
BBC News
US President Donald Trump plans an action-packed Monday of meetings and issuing of executive orders, as he launches his first full week in office. The Republican is hosting corporate and union leaders and is expected to sign a flurry of legally binding ...
Everything you need to know about Donald Trump's pledge to move the US embassy in Israel to
Trump in the Arab media: Jerusalem, Putin ties and strategic cooperationJerusalem Post Israel News
Donald Trump moves to warm up Israel relationsThe Australian
CNN -Yahoo News -New York Times
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Trump's 'alternative facts': Why the row about inauguration 'lies'? - BBC News

BBC News

Trump's 'alternative facts': Why the row about inauguration 'lies'?
BBC News
He has only been president for a few days - but already Donald Trump and his team are locked in a new dispute with US news organisations. The row over the coverage of his inauguration has provided the first indication of what Mr Trump's relationship ...
6 'Alternative Facts' From Trump and His Team, and What They Really
First Read's Morning Clips: Here Come the
We will get the job done – TrumpManila Bulletin
The Globe and Mail -Business Insider -Salon -Variety
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Death toll rises to 19 amid reports of tornadoes across south-eastern US - The Guardian

The Guardian

Death toll rises to 19 amid reports of tornadoes across south-eastern US
The Guardian
Glenn and Randy Bell salvage tools from their brother's workshop after apparent tornadoes stuck the Maryville community near Thomasville, Georgia. Photograph: Mark Wallheiser/EPA. Associated Press in Adel, Georgia. Monday 23 January 2017 08.50 EST.
Tornado deaths over weekend exceed 2016 tollCNN
Southeast waking up to death, destruction after brutal stormsUSA TODAY
Florida Braces for Storms After 19 Die in Georgia, Mississippi Severe
The Weather Channel -The Globe and Mail -Manila Bulletin
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Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana - BBC News

BBC News

Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana
BBC News
The Syrian government's lead negotiator has denounced what he called his rebel counterpart's "provocative" comments at the start of peace talks in Astana. Bashar Jaafari said Mohammed Alloush had acted in a way "removed from diplomacy" at the indirect ...
The Latest: Syrian minister: Conference will test intentionsU.S. News & World Report
Syria rebels vow to continue fighting if Astana talks fail – spokesmanRappler
Syria peace talks: shaky start as rebels refuse to negotiate face to faceThe Guardian
CNN -Washington Post -The Manila Times -Yahoo News
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Mikey Arroyo hurt, cop killed in Pampanga accident - Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin

Mikey Arroyo hurt, cop killed in Pampanga accident
Manila Bulletin
Former Pampanga representative and former presidential son Mikey Arroyo was injured while a policeman was killed in a vehicular accident on Monday, January 23 in Bacolor, Pampanga. A 4x4 carrying former Rep. Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo was rammed ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Signals Problems at Korea Inc. - New York Times

New York Times

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Signals Problems at Korea Inc.
New York Times
D. J. Koh, Samsung's mobile chief, at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. He said that the company felt “a painful responsibility for failing to test and confirm that there were problems” with the batteries used in the Galaxy ...
Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phoneChicago Tribune
Samsung set a fire under battery-makers to make the Galaxy Note 7 flaming brilliantThe Register
Why Samsung is sticking with the Galaxy Note 8CNET
PC Advisor -InfoWorld -Fast Company -InterAksyon
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Victorias Milling expects lower income in 2017 - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Victorias Milling expects lower income in 2017
Philippine Star
The company is looking at around P700 million in net income, down 12 percent from the P798 million earnings in 2016. File. VICTORIAS CITY, Negros Occidental — Listed sugar miller Victorias Milling Company Inc. (VMC) expects a lower net income this ...

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#ChannelYourInnerImelda: Actress Iza Calzado draws flak - Rappler


#ChannelYourInnerImelda: Actress Iza Calzado draws flak
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Donning butterfly sleeves and a sleek updo, Iza Calzado posted on Instagram that she was channeling former First Lady Imelda Marcos at Tim Yap's birthday bash. But the actress drew criticism from netizens, who thought her posts ...

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China urges Trump administration to fully grasp importance of 'one China'

The new US administration must fully understand the importance of the "one China" policy, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday.

Trump vows to 'start renegotiating' NAFTA - Rappler


Trump vows to 'start renegotiating' NAFTA
US President Donald Trump speaks during the swearing-in of the White House senior staff at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP. WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump pledged Sunday, January 22, ...
Trump expected to sign an executive order to renegotiate NAFTABusiness Insider
Donald Trump to sign executive order signalling intention to rip up Nafta and TPPThe Independent
Trump to Sign Executive Order on TPP Monday, Official SaysBloomberg
CNBC -Haaretz -The Globe and Mail -Yahoo News
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PNP to consider Sta. Isabel’s side but won’t 'play their game'

MANILA, Philippines – Giving their guarantee in the search for truth, the Philippine National Police vowed to look into the claims of alleged kidnap-slay mas

Alvarez backtracks on his call for Dela Rosa’s resignation

MANILA, Philippines (Philippines News Agency) — House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is backtracking on his ca

Suspect in slay of Korean bizman tags 2 senior cops

MANILA, Philippines — The plot thickens in the kidnap-slay of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo by police officers in October last year.

Former President George H.W. Bush may be moved soon from intensive care

Doctors may move former US President George H.W. Bush out of the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital in the next day or two, with his vital signs returning to normal after a week-long bout with pneumonia, a spokesman said on Sunday.

Trump security adviser probed for Russia links – report

A top military counsel to President Donald Trump is under scrutiny by US counterintelligence agents who have probed the new national security adviser's communications with Russian officials, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday.

'Nasty' Filipinas join January 21 Women's March in US

Thousands of Filipina Americans struck back in spades and joined millions of women in the US and around the world in calling on the new government to respect issues of gender equality, women’s choice, and immigration.

Trump vows to cherish a 'beautiful letter' left by Obama

US President Donald Trump made an emotional mention Sunday of a "beautiful letter" that he said Barack Obama had left for him in the White House.

Bato hits media: Don’t make us look bad

MANILA, Philippines – An evidently angry Philippine National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Monday cried foul after the media sought to hear the sid

US missile destroyer docks in Subic Bay

MANILA, Philippines — A guided-missile destroyer from the United States arrived in Subic Bay on Monday for a brief port call.

LIVE: Senate probe into BI bribery scandal

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will hold an inquiry to investigate the alleged bribery scandal at the Bureau of Immigration in connec

Four more bodies found in rubble of collapsed building in Iran

Iranian rescuers have recovered four bodies from the rubble of a high-rise building in Tehran that collapsed last week after a fire, bringing the death toll to at least seven, with more than 20 people still missing, state television reported on Monday.

Trump invites Netanyahu to Washington for visit —White House

President Donald Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington in early February during a phone call in which they discussed the importance of strengthening the US-Israeli relationship, the White House said on Sunday.

US in ‘beginning stages’ of talks on Jerusalem embassy move – spokesman

The White House said on Sunday that it is only in the early stages of talks to fulfill President Donald Trump's pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, an action that would likely spark anger in the Arab world.

11 killed in powerful US storms

At least 11 people have been killed after powerful weekend storms tore through the southeastern US state of Georgia, media reported on Sunday.

Saudi finance ministry says no to fees on foreign workers' remittances

The Saudi finance ministry said on Sunday there would be no fees applied on remittances out of the country, days after the kingdom's advisory Shura Council said it was looking at a proposal to impose a 6 percent levy on expatriate remittances.

PH to hammer out details of $15-B deals with China - The Manila Times

GMA News

PH to hammer out details of $15-B deals with China
The Manila Times
A Philippine Cabinet team is set to meet with top-level Chinese officials to finalize the details of $15 billion worth of economic and investment deals reached between Manila and Beijing during President Rodrigo Duterte's state visit to China last ...
#AnimatED: Fears of TrumpRappler
China hopes to work with Philippines to finalise RCEP trade talksgbtimes

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‘Bato to stay as PNP chief’; He has my complete trust – Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Duterte yesterday put to rest any uncertainty over Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Ro

Pinoy businessmen unfazed by Trump’s ‘America first’

MANILA, Philippines – Some Filipino businessmen do not see any reason to be alarmed over the “America first” pronouncement of new US President Donald Trump a

PNP regional directors, LGUs to get drug watchlist

MANILA, Philippines – The thick “drug watch list” that President Duterte presented to provincial governors last week to show the extent of the drug menace wo

Miss U bets to call on Duterte today

MANILA, Philippines – Contestants of the 65th Miss Universe pageant are scheduled to call on President Duterte at Malacañang, a week before the beauty tilt’s

Hungarian and Italian authorities begin investigations into deadly bus accident

Authorities in Italy and Hungary have begun investigations into the cause of the bus crash near Verona around midnight on Friday, which left 16 dead and two people with life threatening injuries.

 Trump tweets criticism over US protests

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday to criticize the millions of people across the country who marched in protests against him a day earlier, including the celebrities who took part.

Hope still as Italy avalanche survivors recount trauma

Survivors of Italy's avalanche disaster ate snow to stay hydrated and sang to keep their spirits up as as they huddled in pitch-black, cramped cavities in the mangled wreckage of the Hotel Rigopiano.

Israel approves hundreds of settlement homes in East Jerusalem

Israel approved building permits on Sunday for hundreds of homes in three East Jerusalem settlements, two days after US President Donald Trump took office, expecting him to row back on the last administration's criticism of such projects.

Rocky start for Trump White House on Day One

Donald Trump's White House came under fire Sunday for falsely accusing media of misreporting inaugural crowd numbers, after millions took to the streets in protest against the new president.

UK PM May promises frank talk with Trump after women protest

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would not be afraid to tell US President Donald Trump when she finds something he has said unacceptable.

Pope Francis says ‘wait and see’ on Trump

MADRID — Pope Francis on Sunday said he would not make an opinion of Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new US president would implement.

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.

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.