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Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft

MANILA, Philippines---Abu Tratter has had a long road to the PBA but he picked up some valuable knowledge along the way. After becoming a UAAP champion with De La Salle University, Tratter then made his way into the international scene when he was chosen to be part of the Philippine national team pool that played in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier. Tratter was part of the Gilas squad that went up against the Australian national team losing 84-68 in Melbourne back in February of 2018. And it was in this international tour of duty that Tratter learned from PBA stars like Juner Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood. "I think it allowed me to kind of pick up some ideas and thoughts...Keep on reading: Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft.....»»

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With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life

NEW YORK --- Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now --- in perhaps his most acclaimed film --- employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War. Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old" is the 57-year-old filmmaker's first documentary. Commissioned by Britain's Imperial War Museum to coincide with the centenary of the Armistice, Jackson assembled the film from more than 100 hours of footage from the front and 600 hours of audio interviews conducted in the 1960s with surviving British soldiers. In the course of the five-year project, Jackson restored the...Keep on reading: With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life.....»»

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Apple strikes deal to produce new ‘Peanuts’ content

LOS ANGELES --- Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the "Peanuts" crew will have a new home on Apple's streaming service. Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new "Peanuts" content. The global children's content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters. "Peanuts" was created by Charles M. Schulz in 1950. DHX will produce original short-form STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content that will be exclusive to Apple, including astronaut Snoopy. Peanuts Worldwide and NASA recently signed a Space Act Agreement, designed to inspire a passion for space explo...Keep on reading: Apple strikes deal to produce new ‘Peanuts’ content.....»»

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1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction

LOS ANGELES --- One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 (around P26.5 million) and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles. A best-picture Oscar for "Gentleman's Agreement," the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took on anti-Semitism, sold for $492,000 (around P26. 1 million).A best picture statuette for 1935's "Mutiny on the Bounty" fetched $240,000 (around P12.7 million). Both were outpaced by an archive of papers on the origin and development of "The Wizard of Oz" that brought in $1.2 million (around P63.6 million). Auction house Profiles in History announced the results after four days of bidding on Holl...Keep on reading: 1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction.....»»

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Historic church bells finally back home in Balangiga

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar --- After 117 long years, the historic church bells of Balangiga in Eastern Samar were brought home to end one of the darkest chapters of history between the United States and the Philippines. US soldiers took three of church bells from Balangiga as war trophies in 1901 after razing the town and killing thousands of Filipinos, avenging a surprise attack that left 48 of their comrades dead. The Philippines has argued for decades that it was historically wrong and needed to be corrected. On Saturday, the bells were finally handed over to Balangiga officials and church leaders after delivery to the Philippines early this week. President Rodrigo Duter...Keep on reading: Historic church bells finally back home in Balangiga.....»»

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CBS paid ‘Bull’ actress Eliza Dushku $9.5M to settle harassment claims

U.S. television network CBS paid $9.5 million (almost P504 million) Eliza Dushku, an actress on primetime drama "Bull," and wrote her off the show after she claimed the lead actor had harassed her. Michael Weatherly made several lewd comments or jokes in front of the production team referring to Dushku's physique, with sexual connotations, according to The New York Times, which first reported the development. The actor acknowledged having made most of the comments, but insisted that they were not sexual advances. Dushku shared her discomfort at the remarks with the production team before speaking with Weatherly, and the situation did not improve. Several days later, the a...Keep on reading: CBS paid ‘Bull’ actress Eliza Dushku $9.5M to settle harassment claims.....»»

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WATCH: Catriona Gray ‘rises’ on Gigantes Island

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Duterte visits Balangiga battle memorial

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday offered a short prayer at the memorial of the American and Filipino soldiers who figured in the Balangiga massacre that took place on Sept. 28, 1901, during the Philippine-American War. After leading the handover ceremony of the Balangiga bells, Duterte proceeded to the memorial and prayed. The President then spent a moment to take pictures with the Balangiga residents. During the turnover rites, Duterte thanked the American and Filipino officials involved in the sucessful return of the church bells after 117 years. He reiterated that no government official could take sole credit for the return of the bell...Keep on reading: Duterte visits Balangiga battle memorial.....»»

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21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

PARIS --- Paris police deployed in large numbers Saturday for the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after protests on previous weekends turned violent. At least 21 people were detained beforehand. READ:Protest riot shocks Paris, leaves 133 injured, 412 arrested Security forces in riot gear were positioned around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and their windows boarded up in anticipation of the protests. Authorities have said about 8,000 police and 14 armored vehicles were being deployed in the French capital. Last weekend, groups of d...Keep on reading: 21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force.....»»

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DSWD, LGUs to rescue street dwellers during holidays

MANILA, Philippines --- The DSWD will rescue street dwellers, especially children and indigenous peoples (IP), wandering about the streets during the holiday season. In a statement issued on Saturday, DSWD spokesperson Glenda Relova said the department would be working with local government units to reach out to street children and members of the IP community begging for money. "The DSWD continues to maintain its close coordination with our LGUs to help street dwellers. The reach out is being conducted by the local governments. The LGUs then refer those they have reached out to us, just like what the cities of Quezon, Pasay, and Mandaluyong are doing," Relova said. Relova sa...Keep on reading: DSWD, LGUs to rescue street dwellers during holidays.....»»

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MPD chief warns public of thieves during holiday season

MANILA, Philippines --- The Manila Police District (MPD) on Saturday urged public's vigilance as crimes are expected to increase during the Christmas season. Senior Supt. Vicente Danao Jr., MPD chief, raised concern on common crime during the holiday season, such as pickpocketing and "salisi," or the theft of belongings while their owners are distracted. "Most prevalent crimes during holiday seasons are crimes against property. Pickpocketing and salisi are the usual crimes being recorded," Danao said in a statement sent to reporters. He also advised the public to avoid dealing with strangers and using expensive jewelry and gadgets while walking. Danao also cautioned peopl...Keep on reading: MPD chief warns public of thieves during holiday season.....»»

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Generika-Ayala routs Cignal for PSL All-Filipino bronze

MANILA, Philippines---Generika-Ayala subdued Cignal in straight sets, 25-12, 30-28, 25-13, to claim the bronze medal in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. This is the best finish of the Lifesavers in four years or since they won the title in the 2014 All-Filipino Conference when they joined forces with Philippine Army. The Lifesavers held a slim 12-10 lead in the third but was able to quickly gain momentum going on an 8-2 run to take a 20-12 lead. Fiola Ceballos then, scored on back-to-back aces to finish off the HD Spikers. Generika-Ayala head coach Sherwin Meneses said his team has slowly turned itself around and gradually b...Keep on reading: Generika-Ayala routs Cignal for PSL All-Filipino bronze.....»»

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Rachel Daquis rues Cignal’s lack of time playing together after missing PSL podium

MANILA, Philippines---It was a long and arduous road for Cignal in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference and it ended with the team failing to get to the podium. The HD Spikers lost to Generika-Ayala in straight sets, 25-12, 30-28, 25-13, in the bronze medal game Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena and it was an end to a journey filled with uncertainty. Captain Rachel Ann Daquis said her team had the talent to compete but they ultimately lacked the time to prepare and contend for a championship. It also didn't help that superstar opposite hitter Jovelyn Gonzaga was injured and had to fulfill her military training throughout the campaign. "It's still a different feel...Keep on reading: Rachel Daquis rues Cignal’s lack of time playing together after missing PSL podium.....»»

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‘Inquirer Photo Exhibit’ on its last day on Dec. 16

For 33 years, the Philippine Daily Inquirer had been witness to some of the most crucial turning points and most compelling milestones in Philippine history. And the storyteller that it is, the Inquirer has proven to be more than adept in fearlessly penning stories that have toppled governments, exposed controversies, championed advocacies, and spread news of triumphs and achievements that have helped boost the Filipino morale. Alongside these stories are some powerful images --- snapshots of Philippine history, of which the Inquirer has unwittingly become a part. Inquirer has indeed chronicled some of the most tumultous and exciting times in history: from the time former Pr...Keep on reading: ‘Inquirer Photo Exhibit’ on its last day on Dec. 16.....»»

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PSL Finals: Petron razes F2 Logistics in Game 1

MANILA, Philippines---Petron moved one step closer to a title repeat after dismantling rival F2 Logistics in straight sets, 25-23, 25-11, 25-17, in Game 1 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. The Blaze Spikers also hiked their perfect record in the conference to 13 games with one more giving them the their fourth championship, the most in the PSL. Petron shrugged off a slow first set and started to gain offensive power in the second and third periods thanks to large part to substitute Cherry Rondina. Rondina gave the Blaze Spikers a 16-11 lead in the third set with an earth-shattering kill then followed it up with another...Keep on reading: PSL Finals: Petron razes F2 Logistics in Game 1.....»»

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Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

SYDNEY --- Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. Morrison said in a speech that Australia would recognize east Jerusalem as Palestine's capital only after a settlement has been reached on a two-state solution. The Australian Embassy won't be moved from Tel Aviv until such a time, he said. While the embassy move is delayed, Morrison said his government would establish a defense and trade office in Jerusalem and would also start looking for an appropriate site for the embassy. "The Australia...Keep on reading: Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.....»»

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6 killed, 1 survive hacking attack in Cagayan

MANILA, Philippines --- Six people were killed in a hacking attack in Gonzaga in Cagayan province on Saturday. A 3-year-old boy survived the massacre. According to an initial report, Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba confirmed in a text message that six members of a family were hacked to death in Sitio San Francisco, Barangay Ipil. At around 7:30 a.m., Barangay Chairman Edgar Rasos reported that six bodies with hack wounds were found in their barangay. The dead were identified as 42-year-old Dizon Oandasan, Sany Oandarade, 5-year-old Dizon Oandasan, 3-year-old Denisson Oandasan, and 53-year-old Juanito Soliva. The other fatality was still unidenitified. Police also said a 3-ye...Keep on reading: 6 killed, 1 survive hacking attack in Cagayan.....»»

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Bombs away: Cherry Rondina comes off the bench, sparks Petron win in PSL Finals opener

MANILA, Philippines---Cherry Rondina is undoubtedly one of the most talented players in Philippine volleyball right now and her stature deserves the spotlight in whatever she goes to. "The Cherry Bomb" is a five-time UAAP MVP in the beach volleyball tournament and was UAAP Season 80's Best Scorer in the indoor tournament. Despite her accolades, and reputation, Rondina doesn't mind coming off the bench to help steer Petron to a record fourth title in the Philippine Superliga. Rondina came off the Blaze Spikers' bench in their 25-23, 25-11, 25-17 Game 1 win in the All-Filipino finals against F2 Logistics and it didn't matter if he had a diminished role. "I was just thinking...Keep on reading: Bombs away: Cherry Rondina comes off the bench, sparks Petron win in PSL Finals opener.....»»

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Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

MOSCOW --- Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. The U.S. claims Russia is violating the INF treaty, and on Dec. 4 issued an ultimatum that Moscow come into compliance with the accord in 60 days, or else Washington will withdraw. Russia denies it's in breach of the treaty. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu sent his counterpart, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, a proposal for launching a dialogue three days ago, according to a statement Saturday. But Russia says it hasn't received any official reply from the Penta...Keep on reading: Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement.....»»

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Death of 7-year-old on U.S. border raises questions

WASHINGTON --- Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. Some seven hours later, she was put on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station but soon began vomiting. By the end of the two-hour drive, she had stopped breathing. Jakelin hadn't had anything to eat or drink for days, her father later told U.S. officials. The death of the Guatemalan girl is the latest demonstration of the desperation of a growing number of Central American families and children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, often hoping to claim asylum, and it raises new questio...Keep on reading: Death of 7-year-old on U.S. border raises questions.....»»

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