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Rody to sign defense pact with Russia this summer

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – President Duterte is scheduled to visit Russia this summer to sign a defense agreement for possible acquisition of military log

Miss U bets repack food for expectant moms

MANILA, Philippines - Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina yesterday led 56 other contestants in repacking fortified rice for 100 pregnant women in P

Speaker urged: Name ‘narco reps’

MANILA, Philippines - In the interest of fairness, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was urged yesterday to name the two members of the House of Representatives who

Special, not emergency powers OK’d for traffic

MANILA, Philippines - Instead of emergency powers for President Duterte, the House transportation committee approved yesterday a measure that would give the

Rody sends profound respect to pope

MANILA, Philippines - After cursing Pope Francis and subsequently issuing an apology, President Duterte has written the leader of the Roman Catholic Church t

MOA inked on common MRT-LRT station

MANILA, Philippines - Construction of the common station to link Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Lines 3 and 7 is expected to

Chinese official reaffirms Phl-China ties with Rody

MANILA, Philippines - Chinese Foreign Vice Minister Liu Zhenmin’s visit to President Duterte at Malacañang last Tuesday was merely to reaffirm bilateral comm

‘If martial law looms, I’ll keep quiet about it’

CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines – President Duterte sees no compelling reason to declare martial law at this time, but if he decides to do it, he would do so qu

Tycoons vow to spur development of Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines - They came in full force to meet with President Duterte, committing to pour resources into some of the nation’s most impoverished region

20 years for stealing P251? Penal Code overhaul starts

MANILA, Philippines - If you are convicted of robbery in a public building or church involving P251, you can spend up to 20 years behind bars.

Series of strong earthquakes hit central Italy, no injuries reported

A series of strong earthquakes hit central Italy on Wednesday, including the capital Rome, forcing schools to be evacuated and rail links to close, although there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury.

Trump: I don’t like tweeting

Donald Trump, whose early-morning rants and policy pronouncements on Twitter have left the world hanging on his every typed word, said he doesn't like using the social media platform in comments to air Wednesday.

Pinoy crew of arrested ship in Canada in good condition –DFA

The 13 Filipino crew of a detained container ship near Vancouver, Canada, are in good condition although most of them have already expressed their desire to go home, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement Tuesday.

Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalized —report

Former US President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of staff.

Woman sues Trump in New York for defamation over sexual assault denial

One of about a dozen women who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances filed a lawsuit against him in New York on Tuesday, alleging he had made false and defamatory statements about her in rejecting the accusation, causing her emotional and economic harm.

Pinoy band in UAE dedicates song about hope to Duterte

Inspired by the two women in his life, and later on by President Rodrigo Duterte, UAE-based OFW Bernardo Granado has decided to form a band in order to lift the morale of Filipinos, especially the poor, via music.

Qualcomm is accused of anti-competitive tactics - Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Qualcomm is accused of anti-competitive tactics
Los Angeles Times
A U.S. regulator has sued Qualcomm over the way that it licenses cellular patents to smartphone makers — joining South Korea and potentially other governments in seeking to upend the San Diego's company's patent royalty practices. The Federal Trade ...
FTC hits Qualcomm for anticompetitive chip tacticsComputerworld
Qualcomm Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit by US FTCNDTV
Qualcomm sued in US over claims of unfair phone chip patent dealsBBC News
The Verge -Forbes -USA TODAY -Federal Trade Commission
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Australia says suspended MH370 search could resume in future

SYDNEY - The Australian government said on Wednesday it was not ruling out a future underwater search for a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet as families of those on board criticized the decision to suspend the hunt after three fruitless years.

Schedule of events: Donald Trump's presidential inauguration - Rappler


Rappler

Schedule of events: Donald Trump's presidential inauguration
Rappler
YOU'RE INVITED. An invitation to the 58th Presidential inauguration for Donald Trump is pictured in Washington DC, on January 17, 2017. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP. WASHINGTON DC, USA – The inauguration of Donald Trump as America's 45th ...
Celebrity-in-chief Trump struggles to get A-list inauguration talentGMA News
The Latest: Tony Orlando to perform at an inaugural ballMiami Herald
There's a lot going on in markets over the next few daysBusiness Insider
Manila Bulletin -New York Times -The Boston Globe -Washington Times
all 528 news articles »

Facebook's virtual-reality tech was not stolen, Zuckerberg testifies - GMA News


GMA News

Facebook's virtual-reality tech was not stolen, Zuckerberg testifies
GMA News
DALLAS - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was stolen. Zuckerberg ...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg denies virtual-reality technology for Oculus was stolenTelegraph.co.uk
Mark Zuckerberg, in Suit, Testifies in Oculus Intellectual Property TrialNew York Times
In Oculus Lawsuit, Zuckerberg Reveals Key Details on $3B AcquisitionNBCNews.com
TechCrunch -mySanAntonio.com -New York Post -TechRadar
all 139 news articles »

UK experts warn of Trump climate science clampdown - GMA News


GMA News

UK experts warn of Trump climate science clampdown
GMA News
PARIS - More than 100 of Britain's top climate scientists on Monday urged Prime Minister Theresa May to press US President-elect Donald Trump to safeguard government-led research on global warming. "We stand ready to support and assist our ...
US contributes $500-million to UN Green Climate FundManila Bulletin
Barack Obama transfers $500m to Green Climate Fund in attempt to protect Paris dealThe Guardian
Lame duck Obama approves $500m for global climate fundPress TV
Huffington Post -Washington Post -Forbes -Voice of America
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PHL issued note verbale to China for concerns on disputed areas – Yasay - GMA News


GMA News

PHL issued note verbale to China for concerns on disputed areas – Yasay
GMA News
The Philippine government is "not sleeping" on its job to protect national interest over disputed territories even as it tries to improve its relations with China, Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Tuesday. In a television interview, Yasay ...

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Single market, customs union key issues in Brexit plan - GMA News


GMA News

Single market, customs union key issues in Brexit plan
GMA News
BRUSSELS, Belgium - When British Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her plans to leave the EU Tuesday, the key issues were leaving the single market to pursue a free trade deal, and future ties to the bloc's customs union. Here are the key issues at ...
Britain's break with EU could drive Scotland to another voteUSA TODAY
British PM vows to leave EU single marketThe Manila Times
Prime Minister May signals clean break with European Union: UK out of single marketPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Daily Mail -Irish Times -The Guardian -New York Times
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Obama shows clemency to Manning, intelligence analyst behind leaks - GMA News


GMA News

Obama shows clemency to Manning, intelligence analyst behind leaks
GMA News
WASHINGTON - In one of his final acts before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S ...
Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's prison sentenceLos Angeles Times
Everything You Need to Know About Chelsea ManningWLS-TV
Obama Commutes Sentence Of Chelsea Manning, Soldier In Wikileaks CaseNDTV
CNN -San Francisco Chronicle -SBS -New York Times
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Xi says world needs China, US to have stable relationship

BEIJING — The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainy looms with Donald Trump taking office as president.

'Wait and see' no longer an option for disaster response —IFRC chief

Governments need to step up efforts in preparing for disasters to cut the rising bill for helping people hit by crises, the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said.

MH370: Search suspended but future hunt for missing plane not ruled out - CNN


CNN

MH370: Search suspended but future hunt for missing plane not ruled out
CNN
Hong Kong (CNN) Officials involved in the arduous search for Malayasia Airlines Flight 370 won't rule out another hunt for the plane if "credible" evidence emerges, Australia's transport minister said Wednesday. "It's not a closed book by any stretch ...
Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continuesManila Bulletin
Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspendedGMA News
Compensation battle stalls for families of MH370 victimsThe Guardian
BBC News -NDTV -NEWS.com.au -The Australian
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Obama shows clemency to Manning, intelligence analyst behind leaks

In one of his final acts before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the White House said.

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

Nigerian air force strike on refugee camp kills 50 and 120 hurt — MSF

An air strike by the Nigerian Air Force killed 50 people and wounded 120 at a refugee camp on Tuesday, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said.

Top 8 things to let go of to be Tech happy this 2017 - Manila Bulletin


Manila Bulletin

Top 8 things to let go of to be Tech happy this 2017
Manila Bulletin
An aesthetically pleasing, 'pa-profound' Instagram photo (you know the type – it's a quote on top of a nature photo you can find all over social media) made the rounds in the final hours of 2016 that I found quite useful. It said, “Keep only what you ...
This is how much we spent on apps last yearUSA TODAY
App Stores Are Still a Booming Business, and Apple Dominates ItTheStreet.com
App downloads up 15 percent in 2016, revenue up 40 percent thanks to ChinaTechCrunch
Fox Business -AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -Gamasutra -Quartz
all 267 news articles »

Vatican orders Knights of Malta to cooperate with papal inquiry

The Vatican demanded on Tuesday that the leaders of the Knights of Malta, a worldwide Catholic chivalric and charity group, cooperate with an inquiry into alleged irregularities ordered by Pope Francis.

4 dead, 1 missing, thousands displaced in Cagayan de Oro City flood - Sun.Star


Sun.Star

4 dead, 1 missing, thousands displaced in Cagayan de Oro City flood
Sun.Star
CAGAYAN DE ORO. Flood waters have started to subside Tuesday, January 17, in this part of the street in Cagayan de Oro City after heavy rains that rendered some roads in Visayas and Mindanao impassable. (Nef Luczon). CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY ...
3 dead after floods swamp Cagayan de Oro CityCNN Philippines
Thousands stranded as floods swamp central, southern PhilippinesAsiaOne
Three dead in Cagayan de Oro floodsMalaya
Aljazeera.com -ABS-CBN News
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Yakuza member arrested for stabbing 2 Pinoys in Yokohama

An upper-level member of an affiliate gang of the Inagawa-Kai, Japan's third-largest yakuza group, was arrested for allegedly stabbing Filipinos in Naka Ward in Yokohama in October last year, reports said.

Fil-Am killed in Friday the 13th shooting in Texas

Friday the 13th turned really bad for a Filipino-American in Vidor, Texas, after he was shot dead by his landlord following an argument, reports said.

Japan approves residency for foreign caregiver students

A law allowing foreign students at nursing care schools to apply for residency in Japan after being certified as caregivers will come into full force this year to plug the Asian country's need for caregivers, a report on Kyodo News said.

Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspended

The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, the three countries involved in the search said.

Saudi says Trump stance on Iran and IS cause for optimism

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday he was positive about the way the incoming US administration wanted to restore American influence in the world, contain Iran and fight Islamic State.

Democrats not attending Trump’s inauguration

More than two dozen Democratic lawmakers have now said they will not attend Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday, the vast majority of them in protest at Trump's attack on civil rights icon John Lewis and others.

China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan, state media warns

China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if US President-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday.

Young Pinoy filmmaker gets praise from Michelle Obama

A Filipino teen earned praises from US First Lady Michelle Obama after he received an award for filmmaking late last year.

Pinoy resto hailed as one of Ottawa's best

A Filipino-owned café and restaurant has been selected as one of the best restaurants in Ottawa by a noted food critic in Canada.

Fil-Am dies of injuries after train station accident

A Filipino-American mechanic died in a hospital last week after he was pinned between the platform and the train at the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on 4th Street Mission in San Francisco, reports said.

US Embassy in Manila closed on January 16

The United States Embassy in the Philippines will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an American holiday, the embassy said in a  statement.

Pinoy ex-con in Malaysia shot after attacking cops

Malaysian police over the weekend shot a Filipino after he allegedly attempted to attack an officer with a meat cleaver and a knife at a parking space in Taman Bukit Setia, Jalan Sepanggar in Sabah.

Pope Francis names first Pinoy bishop to head US diocese 

A diocese in the United States has chosen a Filipino bishop to be its leader, a report on "Balitanghali" said Thursday.

Ex-DFA secretary attends fundraiser for US-based friend in coma

Two fundraising events were held last November in the Philippines and New Jersey for Angel Lleva, a man who suffered a brain injury after saving a friend from drowning.

Travel firm accused of releasing fake plane tickets to OFWs

Several overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have accused a Davao City-based travel agency of releasing bogus airplane tickets to them, a report by GMA Davao's Tek Ocampo on "24 Oras" said Monday.

Fil-Ams reelected to Honolulu City Council

Three Filipino-Americans have been reelected as members of the Honolulu City Council, according to a news release from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Fil-Am artist brings grand designs home to PHL

Brought to the limelight by his $2-million work of art called "The Beacon" and "The Code Wall" in Florida last March, Filipino-American artist Jefre Manuel has never wavered in his quest to create pieces that can be enjoyed by the public.

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NOTICE TO Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney encourages registered Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales who have received their ballots packets from COMELEC-Manila for the 2016 Philippine National Elections to send their accomplished ballots to the Consulate as soon as possible.

The accomplished ballots may be submitted to the Consulate daily, including on weekends and holidays, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on 9 April-8 May 2016, and from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on 9 May 2016.

For Filipino Overseas Voters who have not yet received their ballots, please check whether your name is in the following lists on the Consulate website, :

• Returned-To-Sender (RTS) ballots; and

• List of voters with incomplete or no mailing address.

If your name is on either of the above lists, please contact the Consulate and look for Mr. Jessie Llaneta at Tel. No. 926207377, or send your complete details, e.g., mobile number and mailing address, to sydney.pcg@dfa.gov.ph, or contact the Duty Officer at mobile number 0415-426400.

Thank you.

Philippine Consulate General, Sydney

20 April 2016

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Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

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Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday
She becomes only the third Filipina to win the crown after Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran

She was crowned amid much confusion after host Steve Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

Harvey apologized and said he read the wrong results.

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