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 2018-01-24 05:50 

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Parkway Corporate Center: The address of success...

There's nothing like the prestige of working within a central business district or CBD---it shows clients and corporate partners that a business has indeed arrived and that it has made a smart move. Employees, as well, will have that distinct feeling ...

 2018-01-24 05:45 

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33 hoop wars reaches finale at Taguig...

There may be less players at once on the hardwood, but the action promises to be just as intense as we enter the final stage of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League 3x3 basketball tournament!Six teams have made it past tough battles to make it this ...

 2018-01-24 05:35 

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Atio hazing case: Senate panel recommends DOJ probe on Ventura...

The Senate panel that probed the fatal hazing of University of SantoTomas law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo III recommended the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct a thorough investigation on AegisJuris fraternity member Marc Anthony Ventura ...

 2018-01-24 05:34 

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New wave of bird flu likely to hit soon, Chinese expert warns...

A new wave of bird flu is likely to hit China over the next few months, which could have serious consequences this year due to the high number of cases of human flu in many parts of the country, a prominent scientist warned.H7N9, which was first reported ...

 2018-01-24 05:30 

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Globe Telecom named GoCanvas APAC Partner of the Year 2017...

Mobile workflow automation platform GoCanvas has awarded leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom its APAC Partner of the Year award for 2017.Globe is a major user of the GoCanvas platform, with multiple use cases covering everything from internal...

 2018-01-24 05:29 

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Atong Ang blasts PCSO execs for being 'disrespectful'...

Gaming consultant Charlie "Atong'" Ang has turned the table on top officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) after he has been accused of allegedly offering to operate the Small Town Lottery (STL) in exchange of P200 millio...

 2018-01-24 05:29 

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2 suspected drug pushers nabbed in buy-bust in Quezon town...

LUCENA CITY---Police arrested two suspected drug pushers in a buy-bust operation in Infanta town in Quezon province.Quezon police chief Senior Superintendent Rhoderick Armamento said policemen collared Shernel Somodio, 35, and Kevin Cuerdo, 25, in a buy-b...

 2018-01-24 05:27 

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Chinese shopper bites smartphone battery to test if it's genuine, causes explosion...

A Chinese man picking up a replacement battery for his smartphone decided to test the battery's authenticity by biting it. This caused the battery to explode in front of him.The incident took place in an electronics shop in China, asreported by Taiwan...

 2018-01-24 05:02 

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36 villages in Iriga City affected by ash fall; classes suspended...

NAGA CITY---All the 36 barangays (villages) in Iriga City in Camarines Sur province were affected by ash falls that came from Mount Mayon in Albay province, according to Marieser Almelor, city disaster risk reduction and management officer of Iriga, on We...

 2018-01-24 05:02 

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Mercedes-Benz finally kills off diesel in US market...

Mercedes-Benz may not have been the most vociferous exponent of the benefits of diesel engines in passenger cars in America over the last decade or so, but it was up there for a while. While Volkswagen could appear almost evangelical at times about diesel...

 2018-01-24 04:56 

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Mt. Mayon ejects lava again Phivolcs...

Mayon Volcano spewed a fountain of lava for the third time this Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said. But officials have yet to determine the height of the 8-minute lava fountain, which was recorded to have occ...

 2018-01-24 04:46 

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Rep. Villarin returns own UST award as sign of protest...

Another Thomasian alumnus has returned his award to the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc. (USTAAI) to protest the recognition the university gave to Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson. Akbayan Rep....

 2018-01-24 04:45 

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Xian Lim leaves Star Magic, signs on to Viva...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeSbCxUAvjJ/?taken-by=xianlimmXian Lim has transferred to Viva Artists Agency after an eight-year stint with ABS-CBN talent center Star Magic. In a press conference featured on ABS-CBN News, Lim said his contract was expiring w...

 2018-01-24 04:34 

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LOOK: Robin Padilla praises Piolo Pascual, celebrities for helping Marawi...

Eight months have passed since the siege of Marawi City by Abu Sayyaf militants came to the fore. To many, the events are far too painful and horrible to recall. Yet despite the end of the battle, a fragmented Marawi has yet to see bigger developments in ...

 2018-01-24 04:33 

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Mocha Uson returns controversial award to UST...

Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson returned on Wednesday morning her Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service. "Kanina lang po nasauli na. Tinanggap po nila. Isinauli ko naman po iyon dahil hindi naman po tayo nanghin...

 2018-01-24 04:26 

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AFP files complaint vs Spanish man over illegal firearms, explosives...

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) filed on Wednesday an illegal possession of firearms and explosives complaint against a 20-year-old Spanish national, who is suspected to be a terrorist, before the Department of Justice (DOJ). Captain Exequil Pan...

 2018-01-24 04:22 

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Guard shoots suspected burglar dead at Baguio condo...

BAGUIO CITY---Security guards shot dead one of two suspected burglars they caught exiting a condominium window at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 24), the Cordillera police said. The suspects entered a room at the second floor of Mega Tower Two in Salud Mitr...

 2018-01-24 04:12 

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7 rescued after boat capsizes in Romblon...

SAN PEDRO CITY---Seven people were rescued from the sea after their boat capsized in the waters off Romblon province Tuesday evening, the police said Wednesday.According to a report from the police in Romblon town, the boat was hit by big waves as it was ...

 2018-01-24 04:09 

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Batangas cop probed for motorcycle theft...

SAN PEDRO CITY---A police officer assigned to Lipa City, Batangas province is under investigation after a motorist accused him of stealing his motorcycle.The policeman was identified in an initial report by the Batangas police as Senior Police Officer 1 M...

 2018-01-24 04:07 

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Cam on woman 'lording' PCSO procurements below P1M: Who is she?...

Former jueteng whistle blower Sandra Cam has presented at a Senate hearing a photo of a woman, who was allegedly "lording" procurements amounting to less than P1 million in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). "I don't say you...

 2018-01-24 04:06 

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Groups say bigger plates for motorcycles pose danger to everyone...

Groups of motorcycle owners opposed on Wednesday the proposed measure requiring motorcycles and scooters to have bigger licensed plates, saying this would only compromise the safety of the public and the riders. During a House transportation committee hea...

 2018-01-24 04:00 

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Asus PH rolls out the red carpet for the Zenfone Max Plus...

After much teasing and speculation, ASUS Philippines could not have started the new year any better and bigger than with the arrival of the highly-anticipated ASUS ZenFone Max Plus. Aptly called the "Battery King", the latest addition to the heral...

 2018-01-24 04:00 

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2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held...

BENTON, Kentucky---A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at his rural Kentucky high school. "He was determined. He knew what he was doing," sa...

 2018-01-24 03:41 

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Suspected drug pusher nabbed in Lucena buy-bust...

LUCENA CITY---Police arrested a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in Lucena City early Wednesday, police said.Senior Superintendent Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police chief, said anti-illegal drug operatives arrested Reygan Padilla, 31, after ...

 2018-01-24 03:39 

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EU parliament to tackle trade perk with PH in February...

European lawmakers are expected to discuss the merits of its preferential trade arrangement with the Philippines next month, but this trade perk known as GSP+ remains "for the time being," said the envoy of the European Union (EU).In an interview ...

 2018-01-24 03:28 

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Mayon volcano spreads lava almost 3 kilometers from crater...

LEGAZPI, Philippines---Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines' most active volcano has flowed up to three kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. Mount Mayon has spewed lava up to 600 meters ...

 2018-01-24 03:27 

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Kris Aquino's son Bimby taken to hospital after slipping in school pool...

Aside from being a major media personality, Kris Aquino showed that her children are her No. 1 priority, especially when it comes to their safety.On Instagram, the Queen of All Media shared on Tuesday that her family "had an emergency," and shared...

 2018-01-24 03:06 

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Angelica Panganiban Might Have Dropped a Major Hint on Her Breakup With John Lloyd Cruz...

Angelica Panganiban isn't one to mince words when it comes to the subject of exes---or any subject for that matter. Now, people are asking whether or not she's pertaining to John Lloyd Cruz in her recent interviews.On the latest episode of Angelic...

 2018-01-24 02:15 

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LeBron James becomes seventh to reach 30,000 career points...

SAN ANTONIO --- LeBron James has joined the NBA's 30,000-point club.James became the seventh player with 30,000 career points when he hit a jumper with one second left in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the San Antonio S...

 2018-01-24 02:02 

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Serena Williams returning to competition for US Fed Cup team...

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ---Serena Williams is ready to return to competition for the first time in more than a year, a little more than five months after giving birth.The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday that Williams will represent the country in its...

 2018-01-24 02:00 

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Piolo Pascual Is Singing in a Film About the Marcos Dictatorship...

What's better than watching Piolo Pascual on the big screen? Answer: Watching him sing in a musical film.Director Lav Diaz is coming out with his new movieAng Panahon ng Halimaw(Season of the Devil). It will be a Filipino rock opera which will focus o...

 2018-01-24 01:45 

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Drama club: Cavaliers hold meeting to vent frustration...

Cleveland's drama club is acting up again.Frustrated by their recent poor play in a season when their NBA title hopes seem to be slipping away, the Cavaliers held an emotional pre-practice meeting on Monday in hopes of clearing the air.They've los...

 2018-01-24 01:37 

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2016 champion Kerber advances to Australian Open semifinals...

MELBOURNE, Australia --- Angelique Kerber is through to the Australian Open semifinals after a commanding 6-1, 6-2 win over Madison Keys.For Kerber, who kicked off her career-best season with her run to the title here two years ago, it was her first quart...

 2018-01-24 01:28 

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Gatchalian tells Alvarez: 'Put an end' to sole House efforts on Cha-cha...

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has urged Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to "put an end" to the House of Representatives' efforts to amend the Constitution without the Senate or it would end up with an "illegitimate draft" Charter. "House Sp...

 2018-01-24 01:20 

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LP hits Duterte admin's 'pattern' of evading controversies via smear campaign...

The Liberal Party (LP) decried on Wednesday the smear campaign and false accusations against opposition members, saying such tactic was only meant to divert the attention of the public from the controversies hounding the Duterte administration. "May p...

 2018-01-24 01:17 

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BI arrests American fugitive in Dagupan City...

Authorities arrested an American national wanted in his country for illegal drugs, gun possession, and parole violation, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Wednesday. The BI identified the suspect as Larry John St. Clair, 45. He was arrested by m...

 2018-01-24 01:09 

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Why 'Lady Bird' Director Greta Gerwig's Oscar Nom Is Important...

This year's Academy Awards nominations are out and everyone's cheering for their favorites. One of them is Best Director nominee Greta Gerwig ofLady Bird, who surpassed a milestone in the Oscars's 90-year history.According toTime, Greta is the...

 2018-01-24 01:00 

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Vivo boasts of power-efficient smartphones which enhance user experience...

Smartphone users all over the world consider their phone almost like an attachment of their own personas, utilizing their devices more than 12 hours a day to aid them in their business and personal lives. Vivo has anticipated this strong need and thus mad...

 2018-01-24 00:57 

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Widow of slain Maute group leader arrested in Cotabato City...

COTABATO CITY -- Government forces have arrested here the widow of a slain Maute group leader on rebellion charges in connection with last year's siege of Marawi City. Sr. Supt. James Allan Logan, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Grou...

 2018-01-24 00:53 

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Joblessness drops to 15.7% in Q4 2017 SWS survey...

Joblessness among Filipinos decreased to 15.7 percent, which translates to about 7.2 million jobless adults, in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said on Wednesday. The rate is deemed lowest since March 2004, which posted a rat...

 2018-01-24 00:42 

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List of nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards...

List of nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Best Picture: "Call Me by Your Name," ''Darkest Hour," ''Dunkirk," ''Get Out," ''Lady Bird...

 2018-01-24 00:28 

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230 passengers offloaded as electrical failure stops MRT-3 train...

A north-bound train of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) suffered an "electrical failure" early Wednesday morning, affecting 230 rush hour-passengers. According to an MRT-3 advisory, the glitch occurred around 6:01 a.m. at the north-bound portion o...

 2018-01-24 00:11 

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PAL, Cebu Pacific cancel, re-time flights due to Mt. Mayon's explosion...

Local carriers cancelled several of their flights for this week as the rumbling Mayon Volcano continues to emit ash columns and cause heavy ash fall in Albay province. The Philippine Airlines (PAL) stopped its flights to and from Legazpi City from Wednesd...

 2018-01-24 00:00 

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The Coca-Cola company announces new global vision to help create a world without waste...

The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030.This goal is the centerpiece of the Company's new packag...

 2018-01-23 23:53 

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Mayon Volcano posts 2 events of lava fountaining Philvolcs...

The Mayon Volcano posted two episodes of lava fountaining early Wednesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said. The latest occurrence was at 6:02 a.m., according to Eric Arbona of Phivolcs, when lava fountain of ...

 2018-01-23 23:25 

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Mayon danger zone widened to 8-km radius...

LEGAZPI CITY --- Disaster officials on Tuesday declared "no man's land" in areas within the 8-kilometer radius extended danger zone (EDZ) as ash from Mt. Mayon continued to fall on towns and cities in Albay province.This would prohibit village...

 2018-01-23 23:23 

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Church appeals for aid to Mayon evacuees...

Social action arms of the Catholic Church appealed to the faithful to pray and extend assistance to those affected by the eruptions of Mt. Mayon in Albay province.In a statement, Caritas Manila said the most needed items were sleeping mats, mosquito nets,...

 2018-01-23 23:22 

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Ex-Senate head urges gov't to assert rights over disputed isles...

Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr. urged Malacaang on Tuesday to be a "little more aggressive" in asserting Manila's claim to Philippine Rise and to islands in the West Philippine Sea that it was disputing with Beijing."Let us n...

 2018-01-23 23:00 

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OFWs warned vs fund scheme...

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) advised overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to be cautious in dealing with people or groups offering "high-yielding" investments. The POEA said a group of OFWs in Saudi Arabia reported the acti...

 2018-01-23 21:30 

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Airlines eye return of fuel surcharge...

Airline ticket prices could go up this year as domestic carriers consider asking the government to again allow a fuel surcharge mechanism. This was ordered scrapped in 2015 as global oil prices saw a sharp decline---a trend that has been gradually reversi...

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