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  • Vehicle falls from Ortigas hotel elevated parking; injures driver
    by jvicente on July 19, 2019 at 7:33 am

    A driver of a 4x4 pick-up truck was injured after the vehicle fell from the second floor parking space of a hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City on Friday.  The post Vehicle falls from Ortigas hotel elevated parking; injures driver appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • Pangilinan calls on LP congressmen to back Robredo
    on July 19, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Sen. Francis Pangilinan, president of the Liberal Party, urged lawmakers from their political party to stand behind Vice President Leni Robredo. […]

  • Kim Kardashian contacts White House over ASAP Rocky jailing – U.S. media
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 7:18 am

    NEW YORK, USA – Kim Kardashian West has reached out to President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner on behalf of the rapper ASAP Rocky, who has been detained in a Swedish jail since last month, US media said Thursday, July 18. Kardashian West contacted the ... […]

  • Comelec’s Guanzon bares getting threats
    by jvicente on July 19, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon has revealed receiving threats from an unknown sender and being victimized by a "smear campaign" by the Duterte Youth. The post Comelec’s Guanzon bares getting threats appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • Isko Moreno: Construction of new Vitas Slaughterhouse may start this year
    by mfrialde on July 19, 2019 at 7:04 am

    The Manila city government eyes to start the construction of the new Vitas Slaughterhouse within the year, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno The post Isko Moreno: Construction of new Vitas Slaughterhouse may start this year appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • Sandiganbayan clears military, police officers in 'Morong 43' case
    on July 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Military and police officers were accused of preventing the 43 health workers from conferring with their lawyer while in detention. […]

  • Children rights advocates give Duterte failing grades ahead of Sona
    by jvicente on July 19, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Before the State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Rodrigo Duterte received failing grades from different children rights advocates. The post Children rights advocates give Duterte failing grades ahead of Sona appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • Suspected drug pusher slain in Albay buy-bust
    by clopez on July 19, 2019 at 6:51 am

    LEGAZPI CITY — An alleged illegal drug pusher died in a shootout with anti-narcotics operatives in an anti-illegal drug operation in Camalig town in Albay province Friday. Rody Morauda, 36, was selling suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) to a police undercover agent at 10:20 a.m. in Purok (zone) 2 of Barangay Ilulan, when he sensed that it […] The post Suspected drug pusher slain in Albay buy-bust appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • Recto files debt cap bill
    by mfrialde on July 19, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has filed a bill limiting the country's national indebtness at an amount not more than 50 percent The post Recto files debt cap bill appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • ‘You’ve had your chance,’ Yanson matriarch tells children behind bus firm power grab
    by jvicente on July 19, 2019 at 6:34 am

    The matriarch of the feuding Yanson clan of Bacolod City yesterday made an impassioned appeal to her four children behind the recent boardroom coup that grabbed control of the country's largest bus liner firm from their youngest sibling and long-time company president Leo Rey Yanson. The post ‘You’ve had your chance,’ Yanson matriarch tells children behind bus firm power grab appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • Isko Moreno says garbage stench at Vitas Slaughterhouse ‘nauseating’
    by mfrialde on July 19, 2019 at 6:34 am

    "Kasula-sulasok,"(nauseating) was how Manila Mayor Isko Moreno described on Friday the stench coming from a pile of garbage at the Vitas The post Isko Moreno says garbage stench at Vitas Slaughterhouse ‘nauseating’ appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • Military truck goes wayward; 2 hurt
    by clopez on July 19, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Two motorists were hurt when a military truck went wayward in Barangay San Jose Gusu of this city on Friday, July 19. The post Military truck goes wayward; 2 hurt appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • CJ Bersamin: Foreign interference is not needed in PH drug war probe
    by jvicente on July 19, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin does not see any need for international interference on the human rights situation probe in the Philippines. The post CJ Bersamin: Foreign interference is not needed in PH drug war probe appeared first on Inquirer News. […]

  • 'Hell' fire in Japan anime studio killed dozens trying to escape
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 5:56 am

    KYOTO, Japan – Details emerged Friday, July 19, of a horrifying inferno that tore through a Japanese animation firm and killed dozens, with people jumping out of the three-storey building and others trapped in a staircase unable to escape. Eyewitnesses described a fire that was like "looking at hell," after a man ... […]

  • Manila mayor orders police: Respect human rights
    by Michael Joe Delizo, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 5:55 am

    MANILA - Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Friday ordered police to respect human rights of suspects during drug busts. […]

  • Filipinos' top SONA issues: Pay hike, lower prices, Philippine sovereignty
    by Rappler.com on July 19, 2019 at 5:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Higher wages, lower prices of goods, and Philippine sovereignty are among the top topics that Filipinos want to hear when President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his 4th State of the Nation (SONA) address on Monday, July 22. This is among the findings of Pulse Asia ... […]

  • WATCH: The exciting first trailer for HBO's new fantasy series 'His Dark Materials'
    by Rappler.com on July 19, 2019 at 5:40 am

    MANILA, Philippines –The first trailer for the upcoming fantasy series His Dark Materials was released in an exciting development for HBO's fantasy fans who may still be feeling the void left behind by Game of Thrones. Set in a universe where human beings have animal counterparts called daemons, His Dark Materials ... […]

  • Paghahakot ng gabundok na basura sa Vitas, Tondo nagsimula na
    by Michael Joe Delizo, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 5:36 am

    MAYNILA — Umarangkada na Biyernes ng umaga ang malawakang cleanup drive sa paligid ng maduming slaughterhouse sa Vitas, Tondo, bahagi ng patuloy na paglilinis ng lokal na pamahalaan sa siyudad.&nbs […]

  • 'Sesame Street,' Earth, Wind & Fire among Kennedy Center honorees
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 5:23 am

    WASHINGTON, USA – The iconic children's television program Sesame Street along with the R&B collective Earth, Wind & Fire will be among those recognized at this year's Kennedy Center Honors, one of America's most prestigious arts awards. The Kennedy Center – Washington's performing arts complex that serves ... […]

  • Sandiganbayan clears cops, military officials in Morong 43 illegal detention case
    by Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 5:20 am

    The Sandiganbayan 7th Division has dismissed the illegal detention cases filed by health workers known as the Morong 43 who were supposedly illegally arrested, detained and tortured by military and police officials in Camp Capinpin in Morong, Rizal in 2010. […]

  • 2 bata nakulong sa bahay na nasusunog sa QC
    by ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 5:17 am

    MAYNILA - Umabot sa 30 bahay ang tinupok ng apoy sa Kapiligan Street sa Barangay Doña Imelda sa Quezon City, Biyernes ng umaga. […]

  • Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysia's 1MDB scandal
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

    SINGAPORE, Singapore – Singapore is returning almost $40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with a massive financial scandal that played a major role in the toppling of the corruption-plagued government of Najib Razak , police said. The city-state is one of several countries that launched probes into allegations that billions ... […]

  • Sasakyan nahulog mula sa gusali sa Pasig City
    by Zhander Cayabyab, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 4:58 am

    MAYNILA - Isang kotse ang nalaglag mula sa isang gusali sa Ortigas sa Pasig City, Biyernes ng umaga. […]

  • 1 patay, 8 sugatan sa karambola sa Lucena City
    by Dennis Datu, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Isa ang nasawi habang walo ang sugatan sa karambola sa Lucena City sa lalawigan ng Quezon, Biyernes ng umaga. […]

  • Filipino students win 11 awards in world math contest in Hong Kong
    by Rappler.com on July 19, 2019 at 4:41 am

    This is a press release from Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines. Filipino elementary students bagged 11 medals and a trophy in an international math competition in Hong Kong. The Philippine team, composed of 8 Grade 5 students, won two silver and 4 bronze medals in the individual contest, and ... […]

  • Pacquiao in better shape than Broner fight, says Fortune
    by Roy Luarca on July 19, 2019 at 4:32 am

      LAS VEGAS, USA – When Manny Pacquiao hits the scales in the official weigh-in for his World Boxing Association welterweight title duel with Keith Thurman, strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune expects his Filipino ward to come in at 146 to 147 pounds. On fight night, Fortune wants ... […]

  • Bersamin: No need for int'l interference in drug war probe
    by Lian Buan on July 19, 2019 at 4:17 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Friday, July 19, said he doesn't see anything that would merit international interference in the investigation of the high number of killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Bersamin was asked by media on Friday ... […]

  • Profit soars for Microsoft fueled by cloud, business services
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 4:08 am

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Microsoft on Thursday, July 18, posted quarterly earnings that trounced expectations, citing growth in partnerships with companies on technology and cloud computing services. The US technology titan, shifting in recent years to business services from consumer tech, reported its net income rose 49% to $13.2 billion ... […]

  • Signal No. 1 over Batanes due to Tropical Depression Goring
    on July 19, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Tropical Cyclone Wind Warning Signal No. 1 has been raised over Batanes due to the effects of Tropical Depression Goring. […]

  • Toxic toads found near Sydney spark fears of southward spread
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 3:51 am

    SYDNEY, Australia – A toxic cane toad prevalent in Australia's tropical north has been captured near Sydney, sparking fears the invasive species could be adapting to cooler weather and spreading southwards, further threatening the country's unique wildlife. A local family caught the adult male toad about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north ... […]

  • WATCH: The trailer for 'Cats' is here, and it's…strange
    by Rappler.com on July 19, 2019 at 3:38 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The first trailer for the Cats is out, giving viewers their first look at director Tom Hooper's take on the beloved stage musical. Universal Pictures released the trailer on Wednesday, July 18. It shows the film’s all-star cast – including the likes of Judi Dench, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, ... […]

  • Sandiganbayan acquits cops, army generals in 'Morong 43' case
    by Lian Buan on July 19, 2019 at 3:34 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has acquitted 7 law enforcement officers from charges of violating the rights of a detained person over the alleged illegal detention of the "Morong 43" health workers in 2010. The Sandiganbayan 7th Division granted the ... […]

  • PNP sedition raps 'meant to stifle democratic dissent,' Trillanes says
    by Kristine Joy Patag on July 19, 2019 at 3:23 am

    "The PNP-CIDG investigators clearly abused and misused the subpoena power recently bestowed on them to single out critics of the Duterte administration," Trillanes said. […]

  • SEA Games committee stays as corruption claims 'deemed false'
    by Beatrice Go on July 19, 2019 at 3:22 am

        MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) will continue to oversee the country’s hosting preparation for the regional biennial meet, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez said on Friday, July 19.  In a meeting with Senator Bong Go, PHISGOC chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and Ramirez debunked the ... […]

  • Goring nears N. Luzon, Signal No.1 up in Batanes: PAGASA
    by ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Signal No. 1 has been raised in Batanes as tropical depression Goring re-entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said before Friday noon. […]

  • We must rally behind Robredo, Pangilinan tells LP bloc in House
    by Mara Cepeda on July 19, 2019 at 3:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Senator Francis Pangilinan on Friday, July 19, urged fellow Liberal Party (LP) members in the House of Representatives to throw their support behind their chairperson, Vice President Leni Robredo. The  resigned  LP president made the call a day after the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and ... […]

  • WATCH: Blood-soaked 'It' sequel jolts Comic-Con to life
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 3:11 am

    SAN DIEGO, USA – San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with a chorus of shrieks – and gallons of blood – as New Line Cinema unveiled spine-chilling footage from It: Chapter 2,  the sequel to the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. The Warner Bros-owned studio used Wednesday's ... […]

  • A day after Falcon's exit, LPA becomes Goring
    by Acor Arceo on July 19, 2019 at 3:08 am

    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) that forecasters have been monitoring developed into a tropical depression on Friday morning, July 19. It has been given the local name Goring. In a briefing past ... […]

  • Mga ilegal na naniningil ng parking fee, ipinaaresto ni Mayor Isko
    by Michael Joe Delizo, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 2:56 am

    MAYNILA — Ipinaaaresto ni Manila Mayor Isko Moreno ang mga ilegal na naniningil ng parking fee sa Mendiola, Maynila. […]

  • Philippines, US dialogue missed chance to address South China Sea 'grey zone' — analyst
    by Patricia Lourdes Viray on July 19, 2019 at 2:55 am

    While the Philippines and the United States reaffirmed their defense cooperation in their last dialogue, the two countries missed some opportunities to address issues in the South China Sea, part of which is the West Philippine Sea. […]

  • Bus tumagilid sa gilid ng daan, 18 pasahero sugatan
    by Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Tumagilid sa gilid ng daan ang isang pampasaherong bus na ikinasugat ng mga pasahero nito, Biyernes ng umaga sa bayan ng Oslob sa Cebu. […]

  • Hong Kong's expat police become focus of protester rage
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 2:44 am

    HONG KONG, China – A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong's colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: a dwindling band of expat police officers now vilified for doing the bidding of the city's pro-Beijing leaders. Hong Kong's 32,000-strong police force have found themselves fighting unprecedented ... […]

  • Malacañang denies hand in sedition raps vs Robredo, opposition
    by ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Malacañang denies having a hand in the sedition charges filed against Vice President Leni Robredo and other opposition figures.Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo says they would have filed the charges long ago if they were involved. &nbs […]

  • Down but not out? How Robredo can escape political irrelevance
    by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Vice President Leni Robredo needs to convince the electorate that her brand of leadership works so that she and her party can crawl to political relevance and take on President Rodrigo Duterte in 3 years, an analyst said. […]

  • 8 estudyante patay sa aksidente sa Cebu
    by Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Walong estudyante ang nasawi nang maaksidente ang sinasakyan nilang truck sa Barangay Upper Becerril sa Boljoon, Cebu, Biyernes ng umaga. […]

  • LPA re-enters PAR, becomes Tropical Depression Goring
    on July 19, 2019 at 2:29 am

    The low pressure area—which was earlier spotted off extreme northern Luzon—has developed into a tropical depression Friday morning. […]

  • Tom Cruise shocks Comic-Con with new 'Top Gun' trailer
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 2:20 am

      SAN DIEGO, USA –  Tom Cruise swooped into San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18 to unveil the world-first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick, which he described as a "love letter to aviation." The Hollywood A-lister arrived unannounced in the pop culture gathering's cavernous Hall H along ... […]

  • Ilhan Omar, U.S. congresswoman in eye of political storm
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 1:59 am

    WASHINGTON, USA – To her supporters, Ilhan Omar embodies the American dream, but to Donald Trump and his loyalists the refugee-turned-congresswoman has made clear with a string of controversial comments that she is a dangerous radical. The Somali-born Muslim lawmaker came to the United States as a child and eventually ... […]

  • TNVS applicants, dumagsa sa LTFRB
    by Lyza Aquino, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 1:58 am

    MAYNILA – Dinagsa ang tanggapan ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board sa Quezon City ng mga aplikante ng pansamantalang permit para sa mga transport network vehicle service o TNVS. […]

  • Wages, inflation and jobs top issues Pinoys want to hear in Duterte’s SONA — Pulse Asia
    by Ian Nicolas Cigaral on July 19, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Pay hikes, inflation and jobs are the top issues that Filipinos want to hear from President Rodrigo Duterte when he delivers his fourth State of the Nation address on Monday, a Pulse Asia poll released Friday found. […]

  • 4 patay, 6 sugatan sa aksidente sa Quezon
    by Dennis Datu, ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Patay ang apat na pasahero ng isang van matapos na salpukin sila ng isang pampasaherong bus sa Maharlika Highway, Barangay Mal-ay, sa bayan ng Lopez sa lalawigan ng Quezon, Huwebes ng gabi. […]

  • Duterte to Customs personnel: Resign or face administrative charges
    by Rappler.com on July 19, 2019 at 1:51 am

    MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night, July 18, told a group of Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials and employees accused of corruption that they should resign if they want to escape administrative charges. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo relayed to the media around Thursday midnight details of ... […]

  • 'Nayayamot siya': Duterte to 'educate critics' in 4th SONA
    by ABS-CBN News on July 19, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Drugs, the economy, corruption, the West Philippine Sea controversy and the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution seeking to investigate killings under the Duterte administration's war on drugs are just some of the topics that President Rodrigo Duterte could tackle in his 4th SONA on Monday, July 22.&nbs […]

  • Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown
    by Agence France-Presse on July 19, 2019 at 1:36 am

        LAS VEGAS, USA – Twenty four years after first climbing into a professional boxing ring, Manny Pacquiao will attempt to defy the march of time here on Saturday, July 20 (Sunday, July 21, Philippine time) when he battles undefeated American Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight crown. The 40-year-old Filipino icon clashes with ... […]

  • Meet Jay Poblador, a top Filipino in the international food industry
    by Leticia Labre on July 19, 2019 at 12:53 am

    NEW YORK, USA – The restaurant staff at The Lamb’s Club gathered for their regular pre-service meeting, standing in a loose circle. A discussion on the evening’s menu specials led to deliberations on the pronunciation of saltimbocca. The sommelier introduced the new cocktails for the restaurant’s marketing promotion with Campari. ... […]

  • PH has most cases of fake medicines in Southeast Asia – UN report
    by JC Gotinga on July 19, 2019 at 12:30 am

    MANILA, Philippines – A United Nations study on transnational crime found the highest incidence of “falsified medicines” in the Philippines among Southeast Asian countries. Of 460 incidents of counterfeiting and illegal distribution of pharmaceutical products recorded within the region from 2013 to 2017, 193 occurred in ... […]

  • [ANALYSIS] The global fight for media freedom: Why it matters
    by Julie Posetti on July 19, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Sixty government ministers and 1,500 international journalists, human rights defenders, media lawyers, and academics met in London last week for the first Global Media Freedom conference convened jointly by the UK and Canadian governments.  Although much skepticism about political motivations and the prospects for concrete action surrounded plans for ... […]

  • Eat, Pray, Love in Idyllic Ubud
    by MAAN D’ASIS PAMARAN on July 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    There are so many things to experience in the soul of Bali The book and the movie that has inspired many a personal journey takes its last leg in Ubud,…READ The post Eat, Pray, Love in Idyllic Ubud appeared first on The Manila Times Online. […]

  • #WalangPasok: July 19, 2019
    by The Manila Times on July 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    CLASSES remain suspended on Friday in the following areas due to the effects of tropical depression “Falcon” and the southwest monsoon. Falcon left the country on Thursday after dumping heavy…READ The post #WalangPasok: July 19, 2019 appeared first on The Manila Times Online. […]

  • Gulf tensions rise as U.S. shoots down Iranian drone
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    WASHINGTON, USA – Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday, July 18, as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. It was the first US military engagement with Iran following a ... […]

  • In rare U.S. criticism, Pence urges Saudis to free blogger Badawi
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    WASHINGTON, USA – Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday, July 18, urged Saudi Arabia to free Raif Badawi , a blogger jailed and publicly whipped for insulting Islam, in a rare criticism of the US ally as he vowed to champion religious freedom worldwide. Speaking to dozens of government ministers who ... […]

  • Cebu dengue death toll highest in the Visayas
    by Rappler.com on July 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 35 people have died already due to dengue in Cebu this year so far, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Cebu province also has the highest number of dengue cases in the Visayas with 5,935, followed by Iloilo with 5,327, and Negros Occidental with ... […]

  • NOT FIT FOR DRINKING?
    by The Manila Times on July 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm

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  • Duterte may expand martial law – Palace
    by CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT on July 18, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte might be forced to declare martial law if extremists carry out terror attacks in Metro Manila, Malacañang said on Thursday. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the President…READ The post Duterte may expand martial law – Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online. […]

  • DBCC cuts 2019 inflation projection to 2.7-3.5%
    by ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES on July 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    THE inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on Thursday trimmed its inflation forecast for 2019 to between 2.7 percent and 3.5 percent from the earlier 3.0-to-4.0 percent range, but maintained…READ The post DBCC cuts 2019 inflation projection to 2.7-3.5% appeared first on The Manila Times Online. […]

  • ADB trims PH growth forecast to 6.2% in 2019
    by ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES on July 18, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday revised downward its 2019 Philippine economic growth forecast to 6.2 from 6.4 percent, even as it sees inflation easing this year. In its…READ The post ADB trims PH growth forecast to 6.2% in 2019 appeared first on The Manila Times Online. […]

  • Net ‘hot money’ outflows dip in June
    by ANGELICA BALLESTEROS, TMT on July 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    NET outflows of foreign portfolio investments reached $35.72 million last month, significantly lower than the figures posted in May and a year ago, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas…READ The post Net ‘hot money’ outflows dip in June appeared first on The Manila Times Online. […]

  • Today’s Front Page July 19, 2019
    by The Manila Times on July 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DIGITAL EDITION. PLEASE CLICK HERE Loading... The post Today’s Front Page July 19, 2019 appeared first on The Manila Times Online. […]

  • Rice liberalization law review needless
    by The Manila Times on July 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    FINANCE Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd said on Thursday there was no need to review Republic Act 11203, or the Rice Liberalization Act, calling it one of the current administration’s most…READ The post Rice liberalization law review needless appeared first on The Manila Times Online. […]

  • THE JOKER
    by The Manila Times on July 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm

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  • Carpio on Duterte invoking MDT: Just another joke
    by Pia Lee-Brago on July 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The government cannot invoke the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the US to compel the latter to attack China and drive its forces from Philippine waters. […]

  • Carpio on Duterte invoking MDT: Just another joke
    by Edu Punay on July 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The government cannot invoke the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the US to compel the latter to attack China and drive its forces from Philippine waters. […]

  • PNP files sedition raps vs Leni, opposition, bishops
    by Evelyn Macairan on July 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Police have filed sedition and other criminal complaints against Vice President Leni Robredo, several members of the Catholic clergy, all but one of the opposition senatorial candidates and other administration critics for their alleged role in making and spreading the six-part “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos. […]

  • Putin says he will work to restore Ukraine ties
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    MOSCOW, Russia – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, July 18, said Russia was ready to work with any political party to restore ties with Kiev as he met with a pro-Kremlin politician ahead of Ukraine's parliamentary polls. The Russian leader held talks in Saint Petersburg with Viktor Medvedchuk, a pro-Moscow Ukrainian ... […]

  • WATCH: The day Jane de Leon found out she's Darna
    by Rappler.com on July 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — After ABS-CBN announced on Wednesday, July 17, that it has found its  new Darna in the person of young actress Jane de Leon , the network released a video of the announcement on Thursday, July 18, showing Jane stunned after being informed of the news. In the video, De Leon was talking to ABS-CBN executives led by ... […]

  • Poland probes Russian-made FaceApp behind viral old age selfies
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    WARSAW, Poland –  Poland said Thursday, JUly 18, it was looking into the potential security risks of using a Russian-made face-editing app that has triggered a viral social media trend where users post "aged" selfies. The EU country's digital affairs ministry said it was "analyzing" the security risks posed by FaceApp ... […]

  • Minibus with migrants overturns in Turkey, killing 17
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey – Seventeen people were killed and 50 wounded after a minibus carrying migrants overturned in eastern Turkey on Thursday, the private news agency DHA reported. Five children were among the dead in the accident in Van province near the Iranian border, DHA reported quoting Van governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez. The ... […]

  • Pompeo announces new global body on religious freedom
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, July 18, that the United States will create a new international body to campaign for religious freedom, following a major meeting in Washington. Dubbed the International Religious Freedom Alliance, Pompeo said that details of the group were still being ... […]

  • Trial of Turkey opposition politician resumes
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    ISTANBUL, Turkey – An opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, July 18, rejected the charges against her during a trial described by her defenders as "revenge" for the opposition's success in Istanbul. Canan Kaftancioglu, who leads the secular Republican People's Party (CHP)'s Istanbul branch, is accused of insulting Erdogan ... […]

  • Debuting Choco Mucho ready for war in PVL Open Conference
    by JR Isaga on July 18, 2019 at 1:27 pm

        MANILA, Philippines – The debuting Choco Mucho Flying Titans made sure they won't be a doormat for other teams in the upcoming 2019 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference.  The newest Rebisco franchise went all out in forming its new roster as it made a recruiting clean sweep of former Ateneo ... […]

  • Pacquiao won’t be super champ, says Thurman
    by Roy Luarca on July 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      LAS VEGAS, USA – Swing, swing, swing. Night, night. These were key words Keith Thurman directed at Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday, July 18. The unbeaten champion intends to bring the fight to Pacquiao early on, hoping to spring up a quick knockout in their World Boxing Association welterweight ... […]

  • Drug war deaths top 5,500 – Duterte gov’t | Evening wRap
    by Rappler.com on July 18, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Today on Rappler: Duterte gov't tally: Drug war deaths top 5,500 before SONA 2019 Not yet final: Imee Marcos says UNHRC resolution can 'still be withdrawn' SC to Robredo: Still 'premature' to claim victory in electoral protest Hong Kong's 'gray hairs' march to support youth protesters U.S. senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald […]

  • Pope Francis appoints new Vatican spokesman
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis appointed a new Vatican spokesman on Thursday, July 18, tapping British-born Matteo Bruni for one of the most demanding PR jobs in the world. Bruni, who has worked in the Holy See Press Office since 2009 and coordinated the press on the pontiff's international trips ... […]

  • Christine Allado cast as Tzipporah in 'The Prince of Egypt' West End
    by Rappler.com on July 18, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — After doing Hamilton in the West End , singer and theater actress Christine Allado was announced as part of the cast of the West End staging of The Prince of Egypt. Christine will play the role of Tzipporah, the wife of Moses in the production, with Luke Brady as Moses, Liam ... […]

  • 4 policemen killed in Negros Oriental ambush
    by Marchel P. Espina on July 18, 2019 at 11:58 am

    NEGROS ORIENTAL, Philippines (UPDATED) – Four policemen here were killed after they were ambushed by armed men at Barangay Mabato in Ayungon town on Thursday afternoon, July 18.  Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) based in Cebu City, identified the fatalities ... […]

  • WHO warns against counterfeit anti-rabies vaccines, serum
    by Janella Paris on July 18, 2019 at 11:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The World Health Organization (WHO) warned against the use of 3 counterfeit rabies vaccines and one counterfeit anti-rabies serum circulating in the Philippines.  WHO, in a medical product alert released on Tuesday, July 16, identified the human vaccines and serum in ... […]

  • U.S. ban on Myanmar army chief not enough, says United Nations
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 11:42 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and 3 other top officers for their role in orchestrating a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims does not go far enough, a UN rights investigator said Thursday, July 18. The sanctions announced Tuesday were the strongest censure yet from ... […]

  • Manny Villar's AllHome eyeing to go public in 2019
    by Rappler.com on July 18, 2019 at 11:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines – AllHome Corporation, which owns the homeware store chain of the Philippines'  richest man  Manuel "Manny" Villar Jr, is planning to go public in 2019. AllHome announced this in a preliminary  prospectus  dated Wednesday, July 17, saying that the target date for its initial public offering is October 1. The company is ... […]

  • Europe's Galileo GPS system back after 6-day outage
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 10:48 am

    PARIS, France – Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system, a rival of the American GPS network, is back in service after a six-day outage , its oversight agency said on Thursday, July 18. "Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services, although some fluctuations may be ... […]

  • San Beda routs EAC for 3rd straight win
    by JR Isaga on July 18, 2019 at 10:46 am

        MANILA, Philippines – The San Beda Red Lions continued their rousing start in the NCAA Season 95 with an 89-72 drubbing of home team EAC Generals at the EAC Gym in Paco, Manila on Thursday, July 18.  James Canlas and Evan Nelle continued to establish their dominance as they led ... […]

  • U.S. senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 10:17 am

    NEW YORK, USA – The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the US on Wednesday, July 17, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its "national ... […]

  • PSA bookworms: Books for Less to hold Warehouse Sale in August
    by Rappler.com on July 18, 2019 at 10:14 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Another book sale is heading our way, and who are we to complain? Bookworms, ready those book-hoarding budgets and sale away at Books For Less' Warehouse Sale. The sale will occur from August 1-31, 2019. Books at discounted prices will be available at 643 ... […]

  • Nadine Lustre says she never auditioned for 'Darna'
    by Rappler.com on July 18, 2019 at 10:08 am

    MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN has already found its Darna in the person of upcoming actress Jane de Leon , but it did not stop some fans from saying that Nadine Lustre would have been a better choice for the coveted role. Speaking to Pinky Webb on CNN's The Source , Nadine said that she ... […]

  • Duterte's economic team sees stable inflation until his term ends
    by Ralf Rivas on July 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

    MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team is confident that the  sky-high inflation  in 2018 will not happen again for the rest of his term, as the government ramps up reforms and external forces become favorable. In its 176th meeting on Thursday, July 18, the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) ... […]

  • Tropical Storm Falcon leaves PAR
    by Acor Arceo on July 18, 2019 at 9:55 am

    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 2 pm on Thursday, July 18. In a bulletin issued 5 pm on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services ... […]

  • CIDG sues Robredo, LP, bishops for sedition over Bikoy videos
    by Lian Buan on July 18, 2019 at 9:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has filed complaints of inciting to sedition, cyber libel, libel and obstruction of justice against Vice President Leni Robredo and 35 others mostly belonging to Liberal Party and their staff, over the viral ... […]

  • No-deal Brexit forecast to spark year-long UK recession
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 9:48 am

    LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain will slide into a year-long recession should it leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels, the government's official forecaster said Thursday, July 18. "The UK enters a year-long recession in the fourth quarter of 2019" should Britain depart the bloc on October 31 with ... […]

  • Garcia promises to decongest overcrowded Cebu jail
    by Ryan Macasero on July 18, 2019 at 9:37 am

    CEBU CITY, Philippines – Speeding up decongestion of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. (CPDRC) will be among the priorities of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. She told reporters during an inspection of the CPDRC on Thursday morning, July 18, that she would ask more public lawyers to take up ... […]

  • Comic-Con's 50th edition to feature past and future hits
    by Agence France-Presse on July 18, 2019 at 9:35 am

      LOS ANGELES, USA – A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from Terminator to Game of Thrones awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom. The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will ... […]