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Eddie Garcia

Veteran actor Eddie Garcia was still able to hold his Best Actor award from Gawad Urian despite being comatose for more than a week now. The 90-year-old actor seized the top acting prize for his role in the martial-law-themed movie “ML” on Tuesday. It is his third Gawad Urian recognition after he won the same award in 2000 for his film “Deathrow” and later received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

quake

TOKYO, Japan – There were at least 15 people were incapacitated after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Japan’s northeastern region late Tuesday, authorities stated early Wednesday. Japan’s Meteorological Agency advised of potential landslides and collapse of houses, and said there was a chance of more quakes of similar levels hitting Yamagata and Niigata prefectures over the following week. It also forecast rain in part of the region on Wednesday. Nine individuals

José Rizal

MANILA – Google on Wednesday celebrated the 158th birth anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal with a special doodle for its default search engine. The search engine’s doodle features a likeness of Rizal together with a quill pen, an excerpt from his novels that inspired the Philippine revolution, and a magnifying glass to represent his occupation as an ophthalmologist. Google gave a statement, “Today, Rizal is remembered as a Filipino

Arrest in Mandaluyong

MANILA – Dug operatives from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) detained three suspects and seized a kilo of suspected shabu or crystal meth in Mandaluyong City. NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar stated that Raihana Pontino, Aliola Sultan, and Jassir Pangaga, were arrested in a buy-bust operation along Shaw Boulevard at around 11:25 p.m. Monday. Eleazar added the three served as

Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana now choruses it was just “maybe an accident.” This was after being the first to condemn the boat sinking incident in the West Philippine Sea. Lorenzana stated on Wednesday, June 19, in a Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum in Malate, Manila, “I think it’s just an accident, based on information we got from the crew. Maybe the other side did not intend to

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

Ginebra gets their new star guard, Sol Mercado and Northport gets to reunite two Growling Tigers with their old head coach. Sol Mercado gets the opportunity to be a player that deals with the business of the game. Mercado, who dealt to Northport Tuesday as part of the three-player package that allowed Ginebra to land Stanley Pringle from the Batang Pier. After finding a home in Ginebra as a beloved

Maynilad

Maynilad Water Services Inc. yesterday advised of “rotational service interruptions throughout its concession area” once regulators reduced supply when water level at Angat Dam went down to the critical low of 160 meters above sea level (masl). As told by the monitoring of PAGASA, the stock of water at Angat Dam was at 161.78 masl at 6 a.m. of June 18, down by 0.61 meter from 162.33 masl a day

Baby

MANILA – Geoff Eigenmann perhaps had the best Father’s Day gift he could have ever received. On Sunday, the actor posted a video of his newborn son with his fiancée Maya Flores. Eigenmann stated their “young king” was born on June 15 at 7:30 a.m. “Another reason to be a better person and an even better example,” Eigenmann wrote. He likewise thanked Flores “for carrying our little one for the

Measles

The United States chronicled 22 new measles cases last week, bringing the year’s total number of cases to 1,044 in the worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials stated on Monday. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease rose 2.2% in the week ended June 13 from the prior week. The 2019 outbreak,

Air asia

MANILA – AirAsia on Monday stated some 5 million discounted seats for as low as P16 are available from June 17 to June 19. Loyal passengers can book flights from Clark to Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Puerto Princesa and Caticlan for as low as P16, the low-cost carrier stated in a recent advisory. The airline proclaimed that flights from Cebu to Caticlan, Macau, Cagayan de Oro, Kuala Lumpur and