• Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy
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    Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

    Manila demanded an explanation Thursday after its ambassador to Kuwait was expelled, shocking Philippine authorities and deepening a diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers in the Gulf state. The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of a Philippine

  • Armenia sets date for new election to defuse crisis
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    Armenia sets date for new election to defuse crisis

    Armenia's parliament on Thursday set May 1 as the date to elect a prime minister in a bid to defuse rapidly escalating tensions, with protest leader Nikol Pashinyan locked in a battle of wills with the ruling party. Several top Armenian officials turned to Russia for help as protesters in the capital

  • China warns US against causing 'damage' to trade in Huawei probe
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    China warns US against causing 'damage' to trade in Huawei probe

    China warned the United States on Thursday against harming trade after a report that US authorities had opened an investigation into suspected violations of Iran sanctions by China's Huawei Technologies. A US Justice Department probe would come on the back of subpoenas issued to the company by the

  • Juncker urges eurozone to honour Greek debt relief pledge
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    Juncker urges eurozone to honour Greek debt relief pledge

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday urged eurozone countries to honour their promises to provide debt relief to Greece, whose economy is still struggling. As Greece approaches the end of its final bailout programme in August, markets will need to be convinced that it can handle

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    Maynilad service interruption April 26

    Maynilad clients are advised to store water due to a scheduled supply interruption on April 26 in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Caloocan areas. The service interruptions will be as follow: 1) 11:00 p.m. (Thursday) to 3:00 am (Friday) * Barangay Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City * Barangay Poblacion * Tunasan (

  • New TNC ‘Hype’ releases fare rate
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    New TNC ‘Hype’ releases fare rate

      MANILA, Philippines — The newest ride-hailing service company “Hype” has now released its fare structure. Hype’s base fare is P40 with additional charge of P14 per kilometer for their Sedan cars. Meanwhile, P30 will be the base fare for carpooling service with an additional P9.50 per kilometer rate

  • Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit
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    Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

    North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula before their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism. Moon will greet his visitor at the concrete blocks that mark the border between

  • PNP recommends Masbate under Comelec control
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    PNP recommends Masbate under Comelec control

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Extreme political rivalry, high presence of private armed groups, rampant activities of criminal gangs and increased presence of terror groups such as the New People’s Army. These are among the reasons why the Philippine National Police (PNP) has recommended the province of

  • SC on Boracay Closure: No TRO
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    SC on Boracay Closure: No TRO

      Manila, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has denied the petition seeking to stop the closure of Boracay Island. According to SC Spokesman Atty. Theodore Te, the High Court has not issued any temporary restraining order to halt the closure plan. SC’s decision was in response to the petition filed

  • Samsung Electronics Q1 net profits up by more than half
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    Samsung Electronics Q1 net profits up by more than half

    South Korean telecoms giant Samsung Electronics said Thursday its first-quarter net profits soared by more than half thanks to strong demand for memory chips and its latest high-end smartphone. The world's biggest maker of memory chips and the flagship subsidiary of the sprawling Samsung group has

  • Malacañang ‘disturbed’ by Kuwait’s expulsion of PH Envoy
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    Malacañang ‘disturbed’ by Kuwait’s expulsion of PH Envoy

      MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has admitted that Malacañang is perplexed over the recent decision of the government of Kuwait to expel Philippine envoy Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa and declared him “persona non grata.” The decision came after Philippine Embassy staff rescued

  • Heavy security as Philippines closes Boracay to tourists
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    Heavy security as Philippines closes Boracay to tourists

    The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces. Regional police head Cesar Binag told AFP the shutdown began past midnight, with tourists barred from boarding

  • Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'
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    Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'

    Tourism Fiji has apologised after an advertisement featuring indigenous terms mixed up the words for "church" and "toilet", causing outrage in the deeply religious Pacific nation. The advertisement, intended as a primer in the iTaukei (Fijian) language for international visitors,

  • LTO launches online appointment system for license renewal
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    LTO launches online appointment system for license renewal

      QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has launched today its online appointment and scheduling system. The system will facilitate faster renewal of driver’s license and registration of vehicles. LTO is in collaboration with a private IT firm Stradcom in implementing the project

  • PH-Kuwait agreement on OFW protection to push through amid rift – Cayetano
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    PH-Kuwait agreement on OFW protection to push through amid rift – Cayetano

    SINGAPORE – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has assured that the signing of the bilateral agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait will push through despite the recent setback in the two countries’ diplomatic relations. Cayetano said it is likely to happen by middle of May

  • ASEAN Single Window: Key to a strong regional trade
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    ASEAN Single Window: Key to a strong regional trade

      SINGAPORE – The Philippines is likely to join this year the so-called “ASEAN Single Window” as it participates in the 16th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting on Thursday, April 26. The ASEAN Single Window (ASW) is an online platform that expedites cargo clearance process, reduce cost and

  • Cruise control: 'M:I6' star shines as Paramount, Universal wow CinemaCon
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    Cruise control: 'M:I6' star shines as Paramount, Universal wow CinemaCon

    Tom Cruise regaled CinemaCon Wednesday with a demonstration of his renowned stuntman skills, as Paramount and Universal built buzz for their upcoming slates of blockbusters. Appearing in Las Vegas to introduce "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," the upcoming sixth movie in Paramount's long-running

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    Bacolod lad tops 2017 Bar Examinations

    Manila, Philippines – Mark John Simondo of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City has topped the 2017 bar examination, the Supreme Court announced Thursday. Simondo marked a passing rate of 91.05% and bested all 6,749 law graduates who also took the four-day bar examination which was held at

  • Victoria Beckham loves piggybacks thanks to Shaquille O’Neal
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    Victoria Beckham loves piggybacks thanks to Shaquille O’Neal

    The duo have teamed up to create the Reebok x Victoria Beckham capsule collection.

  • Peter Dundas heaps praise on 'number one Dundas girl' Beyonce
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    Peter Dundas heaps praise on 'number one Dundas girl' Beyonce

    Destiny's Child stars Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams and models Heidi Klum and Alessandra Ambrosio were among the guests at Peter Dundas' pop-up store opening.

  • #Saudi_support_Philippines trends on social media
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    #Saudi_support_Philippines trends on social media

      Support for Filipinos from Saudi Arabia has become a trending topic on social media amid recent rift between the Philippines and Kuwait. The #Saudi_support_Philippines ranked third on Twitter with 27,000 tweets as of 2:00 am Saudi time on Thursday. Netizen @me_lll0 described Filipinos as “very respectful

  • UNTV News and Rescue assists injured rider in motorcycle crash
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    UNTV News and Rescue assists injured rider in motorcycle crash

    MANILA, Philippines — A 19-year old male was heading home to Tondo, Manila on his motorbike when he met an accident on Thursday at around 12:40 a.m. The UNTV News and Rescue team found him prone and immobile on the road. The victim was identified as Venus del Carmen. The Manila Traffic Bureau said the

  • Cruise control: 'MI6' star shows off stunt skills
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    Cruise control: 'MI6' star shows off stunt skills

    Tom Cruise regaled CinemaCon Wednesday with a demonstration of his renowned stuntman skills, as Paramount Pictures led the showcase of its upcoming movies with a preview of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." Appearing on stage with Christopher McQuarrie, who returned to direct the sixth movie

  • Pacemakers: Thai seniors compete in first 'Elderly Games'
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    Pacemakers: Thai seniors compete in first 'Elderly Games'

    Aged 98 Sawang Janpram cruised to victory in the 100-metre sprint, came first in the discus and set a record in the javelin -- the undisputed star of Thailand's first national Elderly Games held this week. Competitors who gathered in northern Nan province defied age stereotypes and the searing sun

  • 'Game of Thrones' author announces new book
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    'Game of Thrones' author announces new book

    American author George R.R. Martin Wednesday announced a new book to be released in November -- but fans may be disappointed to learn it's not the highly-anticipated sixth installment of the hit "Game of Thrones" saga. "Fire and Blood" is set several centuries before "Game