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Plastic litter found on Boracay beach after months-long cleanup

A television host who used to work for government found scattered plastic litter on the beach of Boracay during the dry run for the island’s reopening to tourists after a months-long cleanup operation. Mercado shared snapshots of the garbage, which she admitted was not hers, on October 15. “Few hours after the dry run started […] The post Plastic litter found on Boracay beach after months-long cleanup appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Luis Manzano asks for help to report fake ‘Vilma Santos’

Kapamilya television host and actor Luis Manzano appealed to the public to report a fake Twitter account that has been posing as his mother, Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto (Lipa), for seven years. Manzano in a series of tweets called out an account with the handle of “@vilmaSRecto” and warned that it is an impostor since his […] The post Luis Manzano asks for help to report fake ‘Vilma Santos’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Harry Roque changes mind again, runs for Senate after all

Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has made a second about-face in less than a week by filing his candidacy for the 2019 Senate race days after announcing that he would run as a party-list representative instead. Roque on Wednesday filed his candidacy in the coming Senate race, running the People’ Reform Party, the political party […] The post Harry Roque changes mind again, runs for Senate after all appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Curry guides Warriors past Thunder in opener

Stephen Curry capped a game-high, 32-point performance with a key three-point play with 1:46 remaining Tuesday night, helping the host Golden State Warriors hold off the Russell Westbrook-less Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100 in the second half of the NBA’s opening-night doubleheader. Kevin Durant dropped in 27 points for the Warriors, who overcame 7-for-26 shooting from […] The post Curry guides Warriors past Thunder in opener appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Filipinos are buying parrotfish, but it’s awful for everyone

Experts are calling out the commercial sale of parrotfish or loro fish, a favorite in Filipino cuisine, for the species’ importance to preserving the rapidly depleting coral reefs. Filipinos normally find these marine creatures with colorful scales as aquarium pets or as seafood fare. Facebook user Jane Libres expressed this sentiment as she shared snapshots […] The post Filipinos are buying parrotfish, but it’s awful for everyone appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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It’s final: Agot Isidro not running in 2019 midterm elections

Actress Agot Isidro referenced her speculated senatorial bid once more during the last day of filing for the certificate of candidacies and reiterated that she is not running for public office. Isidro joked in a tweet that her supporters should bring “banderitas” or colorful pennants to the Comelec’s main office. She accompanied her post with […] The post It’s final: Agot Isidro not running in 2019 midterm elections appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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YouTube crashed for 2 hours and Google has yet to reveal cause

Internet users worldwide were in for a surprise when video streaming service YouTube crashed for close to two hours on Wednesday morning in Manila. Reports of videos uploaded on the site refusing to play and ‘Error’ messages flashing upon attempts to load the site circulated around 9 a.m. in the Philippines, usually the start of […] The post YouTube crashed for 2 hours and Google has yet to reveal cause appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Philippine watchdog fines Grab, Uber for rushed merger, drop in service quality

MANILA — The Philippines‘ competition watchdog fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber Technologies on Wednesday, saying they consummated their merger too soon and that the quality of service dipped, becoming the second regulator in the region to penalize them. Uber sold its money-losing Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab in March, prompting regulators in the […] The post Philippine watchdog fines Grab, Uber for rushed merger, drop in service quality appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Aged 94, Juan Ponce Enrile may break a world record if elected in 2019

Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile would likely hold the record for being the oldest living politician in the world if he wins in the 2019 midterm elections. The nonagenarian through his lawyer on Tuesday filed a certificate of candidacy for a senatorial position, initially citing that he wanted to “join the fun.” He is running […] The post Aged 94, Juan Ponce Enrile may break a world record if elected in 2019 appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Trump administration says to open trade talks with EU, UK, Japan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Trade Representative’s office told Congress on Tuesday it intends to open trade talks with the European Union, the United Kingdom and Japan. Under fast-track rules, the United States cannot start talks with the EU, Japan and the United Kingdom until 90 days after notifying Congress. “We will continue to expand U.S. […] The post Trump administration says to open trade talks with EU, UK, Japan appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Rivalry matches grace opening of new NBA season

The opening of the 2018-2019 NBA season will be graced by opening matches featuring old foes and title contenders. Reigning champions Golden State Warriors will face off against usual rivals Oklahoma City Thunder in first big match-up in the Western Conference. Warriors’ two-time finals most valuable player Kevin Durant will once again suit up against […] The post Rivalry matches grace opening of new NBA season appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Keeping up with the Cayetanos of Taguig in the 2019 elections

The Cayetanos are aiming to continue their hold of Taguig as Alan Peter bids for a congressional seat representing its second district, Lino in the mayoral position and Lani in the position of vice mayor. Alan Peter recently declared his desire to vie for the Speakership in the lower house of Congress, citing that he […] The post Keeping up with the Cayetanos of Taguig in the 2019 elections appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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5 candidates for 5 seats: How Philippines got a seat on UN Human Rights Council

After Malacañang lauded the Philippines’ election on the United Nations Human Rights Council, critics pointed out that there wasn’t any opportunity for competition as every country is given the chance to become a member. Presidential spokesperson and chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo said that the country’s inclusion in the UNHRC meant that the international community […] The post 5 candidates for 5 seats: How Philippines got a seat on UN Human Rights Council appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Twitter users confront Angkas over bikers’ visibility at Comelec

Photos of men outside the Commission on Elections office wearing the blue uniform identified with motorcycle-hailing application Angkas surfaced yesterday. They were cheering for Special Assistant to the President Bong Go as he was expected to file his certificate of candidacy for senator. Go himself rode a motorcycle on his way to a church hours […] The post Twitter users confront Angkas over bikers’ visibility at Comelec appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Chel Diokno and Imee Marcos file candidacies at the same time

Two representatives from opposing families, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno and Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos, filed their certificates of candidacies for the Senate seat at the same time. Imee is the daughter of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Jr., while Diokno is the son of late senator Jose “Pepe” Diokno, who opposed the former’s […] The post Chel Diokno and Imee Marcos file candidacies at the same time appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Philippines cuts 2018 GDP growth goal, raises inflation targets

MANILA — The Philippine government has shaved its economic growth target for this year and raised inflation forecasts for 2018 and 2019, reflecting caution as soaring consumer prices curb expansion in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. The economy grew 6.0 percent in the second quarter, the slowest in almost three years, raising the challenge […] The post Philippines cuts 2018 GDP growth goal, raises inflation targets appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Google latest to withdraw from Saudi conference

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday became the latest company to drop out of a business conference in Saudi Arabia. Pressure has mounted on Saudi Arabia since prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi policies, went missing. He was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on […] The post Google latest to withdraw from Saudi conference appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Photos from the reopening of Boracay after 6-month shutdown

After its six-month shutdown, Boracay island opened for a dry run from October 15 to 26. Photos and videos of the island after the massive cleanup were shared by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on social media. Only the island’s residents and those from the main province of Aklan and from other provinces […] The post Photos from the reopening of Boracay after 6-month shutdown appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Erap, Lim, Isko: A three-corner fight for Manila mayor

Manila will see a three-way race among reelectionist Joseph “Erap” Estrada, former Mayor Alfredo Lim and Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso, social welfare undersecretary. All three officials have expressed their desires to bid for the local seat in previous months. So far, only Lim and Moreno have filed their certificates of candidacy at the Commission on […] The post Erap, Lim, Isko: A three-corner fight for Manila mayor appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Philippines to suspend oil tax hike to cool red hot inflation

MANILA—The Philippines said on Sunday it would suspend the implementation of a further increase in excise tax on fuel products, set to take effect in January 2019, to stem rising inflation expectations. Inflation in one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies has been rising since January, due to higher taxes, costlier food and fuel and a weak peso, causing […] The post Philippines to suspend oil tax hike to cool red hot inflation appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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