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Facebook to demote stolen content on the News Feed

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook said on Tuesday, October 16, it will now downrank sites which scrape and publish stolen content on the News Feed. “Starting today, we’re rolling out an update so people see fewer posts that link out to low-quality sites that predominantly copy and republish content from other sites without providing ........»»

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Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day – World Bank

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world's population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank said Wednesday, October 17. In a twice-yearly report, the bank took a broader look at ........»»

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Korean dies on beach inside Subic Bay Freeport Zone

ZAMBALES, Philippines – A Korean was found moments before he died Wednesday, October 17, behind the Pier One Moonbay Marina restaurant inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in what police believed to be a case of suicide. According to the SBMA Law Enforcement Department (LED) chief Col. Vicente Tolentino, two ........»»

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DOJ says no malice in tagging Garin in Dengvaxia ‘mafia,’ junks libel complaint

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) junked the libel complaint filed by former health secretary Janette Garin against a physician and other health officials over accusations that the former was involved in the misuse of Dengvaxia funds. In a resolution dated September 12, ........»»

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Transportation dep t tells jeepney drivers: Don t charge P10 minimum fare yet

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) clarified on Wednesday, October 17, that the reported approval of a P2 hike in jeepney fares is not yet official. Jeepney minimum fare stays at P9, based on a Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) order in July , until an official order is released, DOTr communications director Goddes Libiran said in a statement. "We ........»»

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La Salle s Andrei Caracut settles into leadership role

MANILA, Phiippines – Early in the first round, veteran Andrei Caracut was having trouble finding his place in the new De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers system. But amidst the criticisms, the Season 78 Rookie of the Year finally scored a breakout game in  winning fashion against the University of the East Red Warriors as ........»»

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Adamson vents frustration on NU, regains share of lead

      MANILA, Philippines – Adamson quelled National University's comeback attempts to hack out a 69-58 victory at the start of its second-round campaign in the UAAP men's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, October 17. Jerrick Ahanmisi pumped in a game-high 21 points on an impressive 3-of-4 (75%) shooting ........»»

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Portal use may affect ads you get on Facebook-owned services

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook's Portal video-calling devices will not have ads on it, but using the new device could potentially affect what ads you see on other Facebook-owned services, the company explained to tech news website Recode on Tuesday, October 16 (October 17, Manila time). Last October 8, Facebook said none ........»»

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Japan protests China ships near disputed isles ahead of Abe visit

TOKYO, Japan – Tokyo lodged an official protest with Beijing Wednesday, October 17,  after Chinese ships cruised around disputed islands, days before a historic summit between the leaders of the Asian rivals. Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga called the intrusion "extremely regrettable" but said Tokyo was nonetheless hoping to "take ........»»

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Harris shows way for Alaska vs hapless Columbian

MANILA, Philippines – Alaska drew a prolific performance from import Mike Harris to keep Columbian winless in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup with a 104-94 triumph at the Cuneta Astrodome on Wednesday, October 17.  Harris flexed his muscles with 44 points and 27 rebounds to lift the Aces to their sixth ........»»

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UE s Alvin Pasaol on UAAP MVP bid: Wala sa ’kin yun

      MANILA, Philippines – Alvin Pasaol is the undoubted lone star of the UE Red Warriors. In 8 games so far, the burly 6-foot-3 forward has been a nightly 20-point, 10-rebound threat against any Warriors opponent.  So not surprisingly, Pasaol emerged as one of the UAAP Season 81 MVP frontrunners, amassing enough stats to finish at ........»»

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ITCZ to bring more rain on October 18

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will still trigger rain in parts of the country on Thursday, October 18. The ITCZ is a belt near the equator where the ........»»

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EU offers UK a sweetener before difficult Brexit summit

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union is ready to extend the post-divorce transition period with Britain, diplomats said, amid efforts to revive chances to strike a Brexit deal at a key summit on Wednesday, October 17. British Prime Minister Theresa May is due in Brussels later in the day to speak ........»»

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Resurgent Adamson looks to solidify hold of top spot

MANILA, Philippines – After capping the first round with back-to-back overtime losses, Adamson  bounced back to the top of the UAAP standings over National University .  But the challenge, of course, just got tougher as the  Soaring Falcons hope that things stay this way.  "We just have to be playing consistent basketball. Classic example ........»»

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LOOK: Now Instagram-worthy Pasig River bags international award

MANILA, Philippines – The Pasig River was once considered biologically dead. Now, it has bagged an international award, and the government says it's worthy of Instagram posts. The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC)  won on Tuesday, October 16, the first Asia RiverPrize Award, handed by the International ........»»

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Musicians to hold benefit gig for Juan dela Cruz band founding member

MANILA, Philippines – Musicians and fans are gathering to throw their support behind Wally Gonzalez, one of local rock’s most enduring artists. The guitarist is a founding member of the Juan Dela Cruz Band, and achieved legendary status with bandmates Joey “Pepe” Smith and Mike Hanopol. Last month, Wally had ........»»

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It s PBA title over Best Import plum for Alaska s Mike Harris

MANILA, Philippines – Alaska reinforcement Mike Harris mightily prefers winning a PBA title than bagging the Best Import award and he has a pretty good reason.  Already nabbing a myriad of individual awards during his stints in multiple countries, the American said he'd rather raise a championship trophy as ........»»

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Pork barrel scam, Binay vs Binay, Baste Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Plunder cases on the pork barrel scam will not stop 3 former senators from seeking a return to the Senate in the May 2019 midterm elections. Incumbent Makati City mayor Abby Binay files her certificate of candidacy for reelection. Former foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano files his certificate of candidacy for Taguig City-Pateros 1st ........»»

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Guantanamo prison to stay open at least 25 years – U.S. admiral

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – Former president Barack Obama had vowed to close the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but now it will stay open for at least 25 years, the officer in charge of the facility said Tuesday, October 16. Rear Admiral John Ring said the prison, ........»»

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Tiu scorches hot in Rain or Shine s romp of NorthPort

MANILA, Philippines – Chris Tiu's career game couldn't have come at a much better time as Rain or Shine thwarted Columbian, 120-98, in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome on Wednesday, October 17.  Tiu fired a career-high 23 points on top of 3 assists, 2 rebounds ........»»

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