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6 slain in southern Metro Manila in 24 hours

Police disowned what appeared to be antidrug operations that killed six suspects within 24 hours in southern Metro Manila, classifying the killings as "homicide cases under investigation" or HUIs.   The killings started on Friday midnight when three suspects wearing face masks gunned down Joseph Pedrina, 47, on Arandia Street in the village of Tunasan, Muntinlupa City.   Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, Southern Police District director, said Pedrina was "a newly listed high-value target" in the campaign against drugs.   In Taguig City, Gerry Palomata, 29, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Sampaloc Extension, North Signal.   Police said ...

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Keeping cooking simple with Chef Adam Liaw

Whipping up delicious dishes, for most of us, can at times be a pretty daunting task. We get overwhelmed by the processes involved, and we get easily flustered when we can't find the exact ingredients mentioned in the cookbooks we religiously follow. But for chef Adam Liaw---winner of the 2010 "Masterchef Australia" and host of FYI's food and culture show "Destination Flavour"---cooking need not be as tedious as how we imagine it to be. For him, it only boils down to one principle: Keeping things in the kitchen simple. "This was not how I thought about food 10 years ago, and traveling around and learning from these people (chefs and cooks from other countries) through the proce...

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Chasing beef on a culinary adventure

What do you do when premium Australian grass-fed beef go on tour? Why, you follow them, of course! Cows from down under have the liberty to graze on limitless pastures, almost eliminating the need for grain feeds. They are grass-fed, not grain-fed---so they don't accumulate fat that they would otherwise get from eating corn. The beef retains its natural meaty flavor. Premium Australian grass-fed beef is organic, tastes great even without much seasoning. It has less saturated fat and cholesterol and offers high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids that lower blood pressure and reduces cancer risk. Grass-fed beef is therefore the healthier, tastier alternative. And there's a lot from where the...

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Navotas-made vessels to explore, protect PH waters

Lamberto Aguilar can still recall the day he started building his first fishing vessel in the 1960s.   "Almost all of the men in our community knew how to make ships. It was our primary source of income," said the master carpenter.   Earlier this month, Aguilar and fellow shipyard workers in Navotas City saw how their homegrown industry, which started out by just assembling simple wooden boats for local livelihood, became capable of producing world-class seacraft intended for marine exploration and patrol.   "Proudly Navoteo-made" was how the city government described the MMOVs (multimission offshore vessels) Lapu-Lapu and Francisco Dagohoy, which wer...

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Living the ‘Tiny House’ life

Would a small house cramp your dream lifestyle? Do you think living in a huge home would make you happier or, at the very least, improve your quality of life? Given our tendency to accumulate stuff, most of us would certainly choose bigger living spaces if we could afford it. But in the last few years, something (literally) small yet significant has posed a challenge to the notion that big is always better---it's called the tiny-house movement. "In America, our homes have gotten bigger and bigger but our happiness hasn't necessarily increased," said Zack Giffin, resident builder and renovation expert of the FYI Network TV series "Tiny House Nation." Aired in the Philippines ...

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The HiHo kids try Filipino snacks

The "Kids Try" web series is very popular in the Philippines. HiHo has been putting out videos almost every day. While the folks at Cut have been filming tons of new content featuring unboxings, toys and cuddly animals for their kids-oriented YouTube channel HiHo, the "Kids Try" videos still garner the most hits. "Remember someone sent us snacks from a different country one time? Someone sent snacks again," Marina Taylor told Desmond in the recent "Kids Try Snacks from the Philippines" video. That "someone" happens to be Super. We loved it whenever the kids got a taste of our local cuisine, and were extremely delighted when they liked household favorites adobo and lumpia....

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Sisterhood of the SHINee fandom

I had a battle plan when I flew to Bangkok to watch the final stop of SHINee World V tour on my own. The short version of it was that I fly, I watch, I leave. Part of my armor was the downloaded three episodes of "Suspicious Partner" from Viu to avoid chatting with other people. "No, you cannot do that. You have to make friends," my friend Bunny said aghast. She has been flying all over Southeast Asia for the past four years to watch concerts of the said Korean boy group. She made a lot of friends during these trips. She even hosts small events for local Shawols (SHINee's fandom). She could not be with me in Thailand because she was set to watch the same concert earlier in Taiw...

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After Payatas, DENR to close 50 more dumps

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) intends to shut down at least 50 illegal dumps across the country by December, and around 500 by the end of the Duterte administration in 2022.   In a statement on Friday, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said the target was set in line with of the agency's "intensified enforcement" of Republic Act No. 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. Having open dumps, the secretary said, is illegal under the 16-year-old law.   The statement followed the DENR's decision rejecting a request from the Quezon City government to temporarily reopen the Payatas sanitary landfill before it gets permanently c...

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Spanish culinary feast marks Dia de Santiago celebration in Cebu

Casino Espaol de Cebu celebrated Dia de Santiago with two events. First, on July 22 at 7 p.m., was the opening of a fair of Spanish products at the main foyer. Also on exhibit were Cebu City street scenes painted by Jos Mari Picornell. Welcome remarks were delivered by honorary consul of Spain Anton Perdices, Casino Espaol's director for cultural events. The ceremonial ribbon was cut by club president Paco Jarque, vice president Gabby Leyson and sports director Edward Loop. The second event took place three days later on July 25, the actual Dia de Santiago, which honors St. James the Apostle, patron saint of Spain. His tomb in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, is visited by thousand...

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Du30, Andy Bautista, Alvin Lim have the same birthday

Your mantra for the week: "I take mistakes as wisdom unfolding because they always teach me something new." The greatest lesson we must learn is that the love we most seek is already within us, not in the outer as we often believe. And to bring forth this love is to become more loving. This love is projected to troubled souls who long to be loved but do not yet know that they are made of love. As you become more loving, the greater your prosperity. Channels open up to bring you blessings beyond your fondest dreams. You begin to see and understand that love is at work everywhere. As you cease seeking love from others, you learn to find the love within yourself, bringing...

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Upbeat, modern pace, lingering charm of past

Iloilo City is fast developing into an urban hub, but much of its rich cultural heritage has been preserved or restored to offer a menu of both the upbeat pace of the modern and the lingering charm of the past.   Amid the massive construction boom, two full days in Iloilo are enough to visit the most popular heritage sites and emerging lifestyle destinations, sample Ilonggo delicacies and dishes and get a feel of the "City of Love."   The city center is 30 minutes from the Iloilo International Airport with direct regular flights to and from Manila and the cities of Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro and Puerto Princesa, as well as Hong Kong and Singapor...

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Prolonged computer time can lead to eye strain, headaches

Studies show that the average Filipino spends 8.4 hours in front of a laptop and mobile phone daily. According to another survey measuring digital and media habits, nearly one-third of urban Filipinos claim that they are unable to live without their mobile phones. All these take a toll on the eyes. The use of computers--- whether working, studying or just browsing---is stressful on the eyes and can greatly affect productivity. It can lead to eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, muscle aches and all the other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS), which normally occurs after spending a significant amount of time in front of a digital screen. Several studies show that CVS...

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FEU inks partnership with Kandama

Far Eastern University (FEU) and Kandama social enterprise officially launched their partnership last Aug. 9 at FEU Manila. The partnership aims to promote social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility both in the academe and fashion industry. It seeks to organize workshops, conduct joint research projects, exchange research materials and engage in sustainable activities that would positively impact on struggling communities. Kandama as a social enterprise brings together indigenous artisans, cosmopolitan designers and master weavers to create pieces that reflect the elegance of cultural heritage and the flair of modernity while providing economic opportunities to ind...

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SyCip, RVO bury hatchet

Despite having closely worked together during the early days of what is now the SGV & Co. audit and accounting powerhouse, Washington SyCip and Roberto Ongpin often found themselves disagreeing on key issues. From the strategy on how, in the 1970s, to chart the growth of SGV---which was co-founded by SyCip and later run by Ongpin---to later corporate disagreements and hurt feelings, both gentlemen have managed to find themselves on opposite sides of the table. In fact, one such disagreement continues to this day, and was brought to light when Ongpin, now 80, hosted a testimonial dinner for the 96-year-old SyCip, whom he acknowledged as his greatest mentor and the main sourc...

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The incomplete list of Seville’s delightful restaurants

Seville is one of the most beautiful cities of Spain. Stepping into Seville feels like stepping back in time: The historical buildings, the cobblestone alleys, their horse-drawn carriages. It also has a different vibe. Culture comes alive. While walking to the Catedral de Sevilla on a Saturday morning, I had to pause to appreciate the wonderful classical music being played by a five-man band of (what looked like) music students. I was also in awe of the fact that there seems to be no simple cardboard sign anywhere; instead, every corner has an arresting mosaic indicating street names, house numbers or other signs. The food, to be honest, is only secondary to the beauty of the c...

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Katropa fields Rice, try to catch up with leaders

Going for more offense with the twice-to-beat privilege in the PBA Governors' Cup playoffs as the main objective, TNT KaTropa unveils Glen Rice Jr. against Rain or Shine on Sunday in an effort to keep the elimination round leaders in sight at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. The Texters suit up the son of former NBA All-Star Glen Rice in the 6:45 p.m. contest, who will try to plug the holes created by the absence of Gilas Pilipinas stalwarts Jayson Castro and RR Pogoy as they shoot for a second straight victory to stay in the upper half of the standings. TNT actually has a third player in Troy Rosario serving flag and country as he plays with a different Gilas crew that will be...

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This Week’s Festivals: Aug. 20-26, 2017

Aug. 22 to 24 Sabutan Festival   The town of San Luis in Aurora province features sabutan, a pandan-like plant found in the province. The indigenous material is used to weave products such as hats, place mats and native dresses. Festivities include dance presentation, cultural shows, trade fair and exhibits.   Aug. 25   Tsinelas Festival   Considered as the north's slippers capital, Gapan City in Nueva Ecija province celebrates its cityhood anniversary with street dancing and float parade featuring slippers of all sizes. The city is one of the country's biggest producers of slippers using synthetic materials.   Aug. 26 ...

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Can Team PH go beyond 50 golds?

Team Philippines is armed with high hopes of putting an end to an utterly forgettable performance in the last five stagings of the 10-nation biennial meet. The sepak takraw team arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Friday---together with netball and men's and women's football Under-22 squads---and had given the country its first silver medal after finishing second behind host Malaysia in the indigenous event of chinlone. The Filipino athletes started arriving in Malaysia as early as last week. Windsurfers led by reigning RS One world champion Gaylord Coveta was the first to arrive in Langkawi to test their equipment. During the sendoff last week led by Philippine Sports Commission Chair W...

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Unmasking the real face behind prosthetics

https://youtu.be/NXafyCxPulk Transforming ordinary people into blood-thirsty zombies or breathing life into inanimate mythical creatures may look fantastic on the local big screen, but behind every prosthetic mask and face paint are Filipino special effects artists struggling to ensure their works don't look "cheap" despite lack of funding and support.   One of those artists is Lora Ledesma, founder of special effects and makeup laboratory Octopod Inc.   "It's always a fun reaction to see when people ask what I do. 'Oh, I make monsters,'" the 26-year-old said in an exclusive interview with INQUIRER.net.   What is not fun are the struggles to improve th...

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This Week’s Milestones: Aug. 20-26, 2017

Aug. 20, 1900   Emilio Aguinaldo ordered guerrilla leaders of northern Luzon to start the attack against American forces. He appointed Capt. Joaquin Velasquez for Nueva Vizcaya province, Capt. Julian H. del Pilar for Isabela province and Maj. Carlos Ronquillo for Cagayan province.   Aug. 22, 1898   Emilio Aguinaldo issued a decree transferring the headquarters of the revolutionary government to Malolos, Bulacan province from Bacoor, Cavite province.   Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research Sources: Inquirer Archives, DOT, officialgazette.gov.ph, Historical Calendar (1521-1969), Official Calendar of the Republic, cotabatopro...

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The Language that is Filipino - Manila Bulletin

The Language that is Filipino
Manila Bulletin
This August, we celebrate our national language—Filipino. But there's more to this celebration than just knowing when to use nang or ng, raw or daw, rin or din, and kung or kapag, or writing social media posts in pure, straight, and deep Filipino and ...

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PhilHealth task force formed vs fraud

MANILA, Philippines - To combat fraud, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.

Trillanes wants Gordon kicked out of Blue Ribbon committee

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said that he would push for the replacement of Sen.

Rody wants Palace’s funeral lamp-like lights replaced

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte called on the house manager in Malacañang to replace the lights that adorn the walls of the historic Rizal Hall as th

Schools urged to ensure privacy in drug testing

MANILA, Philippines - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has urged schools and agencies to strengthen their systems security and ensure the confidentialit

Duterte urged: Recall order to shoot human rights activists

MANILA, Philippines - A US-based group yesterday urged President Duterte to withdraw a call for police to shoot human rights activists “obstructing justice.”

Usec named OIC at DSWD

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte has appointed Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco as officer-in-charge of the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Comelec chief maintains SALN ‘accurate’

MANILA, Philippines - Amid accusations of corruption by his estranged wife, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista yesterday assured the

‘Children unsafeunder Duterte’

MANILA, Philippines - An alliance for child welfare warned the people that children are no longer safe under the administration of President Duterte followin

Another Pinay hurt, son missing in Spain attack

MANILA, Philippines - A Filipina is in serious condition while her seven-year-old son is missing following the deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain on

Carpio: China virtually occupying Sandy Cay

MANILA, Philippines - Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio yesterday expressed belief that China is breaking its vow not to occupy any

PAGASA warns of 'serious flooding' in Metro Manila due to downpour - GMA News

GMA News

PAGASA warns of 'serious flooding' in Metro Manila due to downpour
GMA News
Weather bureau PAGASA on Saturday night raised the red heavy rainfall warning over Metro Manila. PAGASA said in its heavy rainfall warning issued at 9:30 p.m. that "serious flooding" is expected in flood-prone areas Metro Manila due to the downpour.
PAGASA warns Metro Manila of 'serious flooding'ABS-CBN News

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VP Leni leads opening of 'Museo ni Jesse Robredo' in Naga - Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin

VP Leni leads opening of 'Museo ni Jesse Robredo' in Naga
Manila Bulletin
HONORING THE MAN IN SLIPPERS — Vice President Leni Robredo and Naga City Mayor John Bongat (left) prepare to cut the ceremonial ribbon fitted with slippers – the signature footwear of the late Jesse Robredo – opening the 'Museo ni Jesse Robredo' ...

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Caloocan police chief sacked over student's death - Rappler


Caloocan police chief sacked over student's death
PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION. Caloocan City police chief Chito Bersaluna is relieved from his post pending the results of an investigation. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde sacked Caloocan City ...
Two top contenders for highest police position talks about the PNP chiefManila Bulletin
Police chief 'Bato' vows to probe teen's death, but insists drug war's high death toll 'normal'Coconuts
Bato orders probe of cops involved in shooting of Caloocan teenerNorthbound Philippines News Online

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Prov'l health office monitoring 3 Abra towns due to dengue

The provincial health office in Abra has placed three towns under heightened monitoring due to an increase in the number of dengue cases.

6 dead as MILF battles pro-IS splinter group - Inquirer.net


6 dead as MILF battles pro-IS splinter group
DATU SALIBO, Maguindanao – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Philippines' largest Muslim militant group, has launched a deadly offensive against a splinter faction that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday.
Funds sought for wounded MILF guerillas who fought with BIFFPhilippine Star
MILF loses 5 men in clash with BIFF – policeInterAksyon

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Caloocan police float man claiming Kian was a drug runner

The Caloocan City Police Station on Saturday presented a drug suspect who is claiming that 17-year-old Kian delos Santos was a drug runner.

Mindanao State University-Marawi City to resume classes on August 22 - Sun.Star

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Mindanao State University-Marawi City to resume classes on August 22
THE Mindanao State University (MSU) has conducted the “Brigada Eskwela” in preparation for the resumption of classes amid the continued armed conflict in Marawi City. The conduct of the Brigada Eskwela on Thursday came after recommendations by the ...
War-shut MSU Marawi ready for opening on August 22 —militaryGMA News

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Family of Kian delos Santos blast Caloocan police for shifting blame on them - Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin

Family of Kian delos Santos blast Caloocan police for shifting blame on them
Manila Bulletin
The family of slain 17-year-old Kian delos Santos blasted the Caloocan police for trying to put the blame on them, and taint their family name. A violence against crime adn corruption comforts Kian Loyd's parents Lorenzana and Saldy Delos Santos during.
Palace on killing of teen in drug raid: 'One death too many'Inquirer.net
House silence over killings 'disturbing,' opposition saysRappler
Senators to probe surge in drug hitsPhilippine Star
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Caloocan police chief sacked pending probe on Kian's killing

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde on Saturday said the Caloocan City police chief has been sacked over the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Trillanes to ask for Gordon's removal as Senate blue ribbon chair

Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Saturday said he is planning to ask his fellow senators next week to remove Senator Richard Gordon as chairman of the Senate blue ribbon commitee to give way to a more in-depth investigation of the recent killings of drug suspects resulting from police raids.

Party-list solon: Bill for dissolution of marriage unconstitutional

A lawmaker on Saturday said the proposed measure allowing the dissolution of marriage is 'unconstitutional' and will weaken the foundation of a family.

Nag-counterflow na ambulansya sanhi umano ng karambola sa QC

Limang sasakyan ang nagkarambola sa Quezon City nitong Sabado ng madaling araw dahil umano sa nag-counterflow na ambulansya.

Paano nagkakaroon ng varicose veins at paano ito maiiwasan

Kung ang isang tao ay nakakakita ng mga nakaumbok na kulay green o violet na ugat sa kanyang mga binti, ito ay senyales na ng varicose veins.

NUPL alludes to Abella's 'haply' remark, demands responsibility for Kian Loyd slay

Happily, haply, hapless, or helpless? These were the words used by the National Union of People's  Lawyers (NUPL) on Saturday as it alluded to a controversial statement from Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella about the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Atienza: Cops involved in Kian's killing should be jailed

A lawmaker on Saturday said policemen involved in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos, the 17-year-old Grade 11 student who died in an anti-drug operation in Caloocan City, should be put behind bars and not just ordered relieved from their posts.

Binay to rogue cops: You will have your day in Senate investigations

Senator Nancy Binay on Saturday vowed that policemen involved in the killing of minors during anti-drugs operations will have their 'day in the Senate investigations.'

NCRPO chief: Cops who killed Kian 'most probably liable' based on CCTV footage

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde on Saturday said Caloocan City policemen who killed 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos seemed guilty, based on a CCTV camera footage obtained by the teenager's family.

Minority senators press end to drug killings

The Senate minority bloc on Saturday called on their fellow senators to stand against the recent spate drug-related killings that have left more than 80 people dead, including a a 17-year-old Grade 11 student Kian Loyd Delos Santos in Caloocan.

2 patay sa sunog sa Ermita, Maynila

Patay ang dalawang residente sa sunog na nangyari sa Ermita, Maynila noong Biyernes ng hapon.