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BRISBANE – Manny Pacquiao can only hope that the recently announced boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 6:18 pm

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has issued a special order to remove the limit on financial assistance to displaced Maraw

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:59 pm

MANILA, Philippines —Universal Pictures has just released the first trailer for the musical comedy “Pitch Perfect 3,” the upcoming sequel that reunites the B

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:51 pm

MARAWI CITY -- Civilian rescue volunteers and members of the Philipine-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace corridor took advantage of the ceasefire declared by the military on Sunday and plucked out five persons - including a baby girl - from the war zone here. However, the sixth to be rescued, a 74-year-old man, had died before rescuers had arrived. The elderly man, identified as Hassan Ali, had suffered a stroke weeks ago, a member of the peace corridor said. It was not immediately known when Ali had exactly died. Peace Assistant Secretary Dickson Hermoso said the rescuers risked their lives and plucked out the trapped civilians amid the gunfire. "One of our r...

Keep on reading: Baby girl, 4 brought out of Marawi war zone

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:45 pm

BRISBANE – While Manny Pacquiao’s knockout slump has stretched to almost eight years now, the Filipino icon still does not feel a sense of urgency to end it

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:28 pm

Filipino grapplers from the Wrestling Association of the Philippines captured the overall title in the Olympic Day Celebration held Saturday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City. The national wrestlers compiled 40 points after topping the vortex javelin throw, obstacle course and mixed medley relay at the track oval to topple the elite and developmental athletes from the karatedo and canoe-kayak federations. WAP also performed well in the three-way, tug-of-war and mixed 4x100m relay during the one-day affair organized by the Philippine Olympic Committee with the technical support of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association and Philippine Sports Commission. "We hold the ...

Keep on reading: PH grapplers earn overall title in Olympic Day Celebration

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:27 pm

Celebrity couple Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna on Sunday revealed that they are expecting a baby girl. They will name her Jessica Sotto. In a simple gender-reveal party with their fellow "Eat Bulaga" cast members, the couple finally announced that they would have a baby girl. Sotto, 63, and Luna, 28, would have named their baby "LeBron Sotto" if it had turned out to be a boy. The veteran actor-host has four children --- Oyo Boy, Danica, Vico and Paulina --- from his previous relationships with actresses Dina Bonnevie and Connie Reyes. After dating for almost five years, the couple exchanged vows in January. /atm...

Keep on reading: LeBron Sotto or Jessica Sotto? 

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:27 pm

MANILA -- A crew of a cargo ship docked n Manila Bay was found dead inside the vessel cabin early Saturday morning. A report by SPO2 Donald Panaligan of Manila Police District homicide division identified the seaman as Erwin Malacaste, 48, of Marine Vessel Moreta Cargo 5. Malacaste was covered with a light green blanket when the cops arrived to inspect and retrieve his body. He was lying on his back with his right arm and leg bent. "Closer examination on the corpse showed a reddish brown color on his back," the report read. His body was discovered by fellow cargo ship crew about 4:16 a.m. on June 24. He was last seen alive early morning of June 23. Malacaste reporte...

Keep on reading: Cargo ship crew found dead inside cabin

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:19 pm

Public high school students will soon be able to learn the Korean language in school, following an agreement between the Department of Education and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones and Korean Ambassador Kim Jae Shin, together with other officials, signed a memorandum of agreement last June 21 for a pilot program that will start this year in ten Metro Manila high schools Students under the Special Program in Foreign Language will be expected to develop skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking the new language. "This is not a beginning. This is a continuation of very long years of fruitful relationship, including the field of education, b...

Keep on reading: Korean language to be taught in public high schools

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:15 pm

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as "dessert". The tradition -- known by the euphemistic Thai phrase "treat to food, lay down the mat" -- refers to the expectation that underlings lavish superiors and VIPs with local delicacies, top-notch accommodation and sex services. Until recently the most sinister part of that tradition, the procurement of underage girls, was well-known but rarely discussed. Yet a trafficking scandal involving teens, police and officials in Boonyarit's province has...

Keep on reading: ‘Girls as dessert’: Thai sex scandal exposes grim tradition

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:09 pm

New research has found that lightweight running shoes could be causing more harm than good for heavier runners. Although lightweight running shoes have grown in popularity in recent years, including those trying to mimic a barefoot running experience, the new study suggests that the amount of padding you choose should depend on how much you weigh. Carried out by the University of South Australia's Sansom Institute for Health Research, the researchers looked at the 61 trained runners across a 26-week period. They found that runners who weighed more than 85 kilograms, as the average Australian male does, and trained in lightweight running shoes were over three times more likel...

Keep on reading: Heavier runners should avoid lightweight running shoes, say researchers

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 5:04 pm

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan --- An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 129 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Some 140 people were wounded, including 40 in critical condition, said Mohammad Baqar, an official with local rescue services, adding that the toll was expected to rise. Local news channels showed black smoke billowing skyward and horrific images of scores of burned bodies, as well as rescue officials speeding the injured to hospital and army helicopters ferrying the wounded. The disaster came on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fastin...

Keep on reading: Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 129

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 4:58 pm

CITY OF ILAGAN -- A 28-year-old man died while his assistant was hurt when their closed van loaded with unprocessed hog meat crashed into a house on Sunday dawn (June 25) here. Killed was Antonio Torres, 28, driver of the van owned by a private meat processing company. He was delivering 28 butchered pigs to Tuguegarao City when he lost control of the steering wheel and crashed the van into a fence, a concrete house and an electric post, before the vehicle toppled on its side, according to Supt. Ariel Quilang, Ilagan police chief. Torres died on the way to the Faustino Dy Sr. Memorial Hospital. His helper Elmer Mascardo, 20, was hurt and is recuperating at the same hospita...

Keep on reading: Driver killed, helper hurt in Ilagan City crash

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 4:51 pm

MANILA, Philippines—  The Communist Party of the Philippines on Sunday slammed Malacañang and the government’s peace panel for issuing statements on a halt o

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 4:50 pm

BRISBANE – Jeff Horn insists he can take Manny Pacquiao out with just one punch. And it’s the same blow which Pacquiao is most susceptible to.

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 4:48 pm

Lyceum of the Philippines University ended its campaign in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup on a high note after it upended Jose Rizal University, 82-75, for third place Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Pirates were firmly in control of the match never conceding a lead since the opening tip and the Heavy Bombers were forced to play on their heels against Lyceum's constant attack. And even though the Pirates played for the third-best spot in the tournament, head coach Topex Robinson wanted his team to play as if it was their last game. "We're not looking at this game as a third or fourth place game, I told them this is part of the season and I told t...

Keep on reading: Pirates top Heavy Bombers for 3rd place

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 4:41 pm

MIAMI BEACH, Florida --- Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with US cities' affairs. More than 250 mayors are meeting at the US Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach to take a stance on issues from climate change to the federal budget and health care. They are reviewing resolutions that would strongly oppose Trump's crack down on illegal immigration. Mayors were struck a blow in January, when Trump ordered to cut funding to jurisdictions that deny in some way cooperation with federal immigration agents. Most cities have defied the order, and a federal judge blocked it in April, at least temporarily. "Some of us are proud t...

Keep on reading: Mayors to Trump: Immigration orders meddle with cities

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 4:40 pm

Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons lead singer, received an award for advocating LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) rights. He received the Hero award from non-profit The Trevor Project which focuses on suicide prevention among LGBTQ youths in the United States. In his acceptance speech, Reynolds admitted that he had once taught people that being gay is a sin, back when he was a Mormon missionary for two years: "I knocked on thousands of doors. For those two years when people asked me what the doctrine was and they said, 'Hey I'm gay,' I thought that it was a sin because that's what I had been raised to teach." "I hold regret about that until this day. I wis...

Keep on reading: ‘Imagine Dragons’ lead singer apologizes for preaching homosexuality is a sin

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 4:28 pm

MANILA -- Former Nueva Ecjia Governor Tomas Joson III has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to contest the sufficiency of prosecution evidence and seek the dismissal of his graft cases. In a 10-page motion for leave to file demurrer to evidence, Joson sought the Seventh Division's permission to file a demurrer after the prosecution rested its case last May. If this is granted, Joson would be allowed to elaborate why the evidence presented during trial would not stand on its own even without rebuttal by the defense. The case arose from Joson's donation of five vehicles to the municipal governments of Quezon and Bongabon in February 2007. Quezon town, whose mayor then was J...

Keep on reading: Joson seeks permission to file demurrer on graft case

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 4:23 pm

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