August 2019

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China’s Hong Kong affairs department condemned what it called “near-terrorist acts” at Hong Kong airport and reiterated support for local authorities to heavily punish those involved in the Chinese-controlled town in the midst of an escalating crisis. In a declaration published on Wednesday, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office also highly condemned assaults by what it said were violent demonstrators against a reporter from China’s Global Times newspaper and

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After putting on a superb performance last month against the former unbeaten Keith Thurman, a rejuvenated Manny Pacquiao takes it “one battle at a moment.” This, according to MP Promotions chief Sean Gibbons who was the guest on Tuesday at the Amelie Hotel in Manila at the PSA Forum. Pacquiao is coming off an impressive outing against Thurman last July 20 in Las Vegas, which saw the younger fighter’s “Pacman”

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After the American soldier stated that their battle last month should have been a draw, the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s camp has shot down the option of a reunion against Keith Thurman. In the first round on the way to claiming a split decision when they fought last month, Pacquiao knocked down Thurman in the process of capturing Thurman’s WBA welterweight championship. Thurman proclaimed himself “ready for the replay” in

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San Miguel Corp said Tuesday, for its suggested New Manila International Airport in Bulacan, it tapped the designers and builders of Changi from Singapore and Charles de Gaulle from France. San Miguel said it involved Groupe ADPi, Meinhardt Group and Jacobs for the P734-billion project, which lately hurdled a “Swiss challenge” for unsolicited proposals owing to a absence of rival offers. The design envisages a “future-ready airport focusing on overall

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The Philippine Coast Guard lifted the suspension of passenger motorbanca activities in the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait, where 31 individuals died previously this month after three wooden-hulled boats sank, an official said Tuesday.   Trips are expected to resume early Tuesday after the 10-day suspension, but the weather should be reasonable and only 75% of their passenger ability should be carried by ships.   Passengers are also needed to wear life jackets,

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President Rodrigo Duterte considers no issue with the furlough request made by Sen. Leila de Lima to visit her ailing mother, his former personal assistant Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said Tuesday.   “President Rodrigo Duterte said he would have no objection if the judiciary allowed Sen. Leila de Lima to see her mother,” Go’s office said in a declaration. Raymond Baguilat, a lawyer from De Lima, said previously that

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On Tuesday, the chairperson of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority missed a Senate investigation into the provincial bus ban of his agency, which last week caused gridlocks on EDSA.   Instead of attending a memorandum of contract signing which could not be delayed, MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said the general manager of his agency, Jojo Garcia.   Sen. Grace Poe, who led the investigation as Chair of the Public Services

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that it could take a long time for the city to recover from riots that swept the Asian financial hub and that it would be accountable for rebuilding its economy “after the easing of violence.”   Her remarks accompanied severe developments over the previous week in the increasing crisis. Beijing said the protests had started showing “terrorism sprouts” on Monday, and the airport

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Maxi Mango definitely has come a long way. The dessert brand, which for its deceptively easy yet oddly addictive mango float became a enormous hit in the Philippines, recently opened its first branch in Singapore. Owner Miki Arceo-Velasquez, a former housewife in the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother,” launched their Maxi Mango shop at the Capitol Piazza shopping mall last August 2. Curious clients flocked to the stall to get

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Sta. Ines Catholic High School Grade 8 student John Denver Cabungcal got into a battle with his classmate Mark, who falsely accused him of stealing his iPad while charging in the classroom. An incriminating video of this battle and pictures of Mark’s swollen face were immediately uploaded to Facebook by another classmate, Carlos, along with an angry, inciting message. The post quickly became local and later throughout the nation viral,