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WATCH: Filipino tweens and teens talk human rights

MANILA, Philippines – When the term 'human rights' is brought up, most assume that it's a heavy topic. It's seen as two words packed with meaning, touching on serious themes such as equality and social justice. The term has also been  maligned in recent years  by many of President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters, as ........»»

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Chito Victolero calls for consistent officiating after blowout loss

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – After Alaska coach Alex Compton, it's now Magnolia tactician Chito Victolero's turn to call out the PBA referees. Victolero requested for consistency in officiating as the Hotshots failed to gain a commanding 3-0 lead in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals with the Aces scoring a ........»»

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Lacson: Arroyo allies districts get big pork in 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – Congressional districts which received huge insertions in the House-approved 2019 budget have one "pattern," according to Senator Panfilo Lacson: their representatives are "close" to House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo . "Ang pattern makikita mo pagka na-identify mo sino ang congressman sa district na medyo malaki at biglang lumobo. Isa lang ........»»

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China summons U.S. ambassador over Huawei arrest

BEIJING, China (UPDATED) – China summoned the US ambassador on Sunday, December 9, to protest the "extremely bad" arrest of telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer in Canada and demand that the United States drop its extradition request. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou , who faces US fraud charges related ........»»

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Fueled by trash talk, Mike Harris brings Alaska back from the dead

MANILA, Philippines – Let's just say Mike Harris thrives on a little bit of "trash talking." Harris served as a shot in the arm Alaska needed in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals as the Aces gave the Magnolia Hotshots a 100-71 shellacking in Game 3 on Sunday, December 9. The 35-year-old reinforcement ........»»

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Trump s potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The White House official widely touted as Donald Trump's favorite to succeed his outgoing chief of staff John Kelly is instead leaving the administration at year's end, he tweeted Sunday, December 9. Nick Ayers, the 36-year-old chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, tweeted that "I ........»»

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Heavy screen time appears to impact childrens brains – study

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Researchers have found "different patterns" in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing US study. The first wave of information from the $300 million National Institute of Health (NIH) study is showing that ........»»

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I can t breathe were Khashoggi s final words – report

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN said Sunday, December 9, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder . The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, ........»»

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Medialdea on Human Rights Day: Drug war protects innocent, law-abiding Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang joined the world in marking 70 years since the enactment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a message from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. The message, labelled as coming from the Presidential Human Rights Secretariat under the Office of the President, was sent to reporters ........»»

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Weary Venezuelans go to polls with record low turnout predicted

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelans went to polling stations on Sunday, December 9, to elect municipal council members, but analysts predicted record low turnout, citing mistrust in the process, the banning of opposition parties and widespread exhaustion amid the ongoing socioeconomic crisis.  The elections come one month before President Nicolas Maduro begins ........»»

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How PH s Jehza Huelar made a damaged gown work during Miss Supranational 2018

MANILA, Philippines  – Jehza Huelar ended her Miss Supranational 2018 assignment in Poland on Saturday, December 8 with a Top 10 finish . But unknown to many, Jehza had to walk onstage with an altered – really altered – gown. On her Instagram stories after the contest, Jehza posted the broken zipper ........»»

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[ANALYSIS] What Filipinos can learn from France’s yellow vest protests

The Paris protests  should serve as an inspiration to us in the Philippines to resist the fuel tax increase and other regressive economic policies of the Duterte administration. The jumble of bad, go-stop-go decisions now make it likely that the government has unleashed an Argentina-type ........»»

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk taunts U.S. financial regulatory agency

WASHINGTON, DC, USA –  Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, openly derided the US Securities and Exchange Commission in an interview aired Sunday, having settled fraud charges with the regulatory agency over an errant tweet. "I want to be clear. I do not respect the SEC – I do not respect ........»»

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HOAX: ‘Ninoy, Cory, and Noynoy’ book ‘pulled out’ due to low sales

Claim: A book about the Aquino family has been "pulled out" from bookstores due to low sales after the 2016 national elections. The blog philnewscourier.blogspot.com posted the claim on October 24, 2017. Since then, it was shared 8 times in different Facebook pages and groups. All of ........»»

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Bucks edge Raptors in battle of top Eastern teams

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Milwaukee Bucks bounced back from a disappointing defeat with a big win in Toronto on Sunday, December 9 (Monday, December 10, Philippine time) by edging the Raptors, 104-99, in a battle of the NBA's top Eastern Conference teams. The Raptors still own the best record in ........»»

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Draymond Green to return for Warriors

LOS ANGELES, USA – Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is set to return against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, December 10, (Tuesday, December 11, Philippine time) after missing 11 straight games with a sprained toe. Green's return will give the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors their "core 4" along with ........»»

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Katarina Rodriguez s Miss World journey: Taking risks, staying true to herself

MANILA, Philippines – Miss World 2018 concluded on Saturday, December 8 in Sanya, China with Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon succeeding India's Manushi Chhillar. (READ: Who is Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Miss World 2018? ) The Philippines' bet Katarina Rodriguez failed to enter the Top 30 of the competition  – a surprise to many since she was touted as one of the ladies ........»»

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The dawn of the age of the genetically fashionable

Spending a vacation with my mother is akin to a seminar on genetics, that is, my own genetic history. Relative to her own passion for actively tracing as far back as she can who is related to whom in our family, my interest cannot even be called a "garnish." She ........»»

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CAAP on ‘heightened alert’ for holiday passenger rush

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is set to launch its “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Pasko 2018” drive to prepare for the influx of passengers this Christmas season.  In a statement on Sunday, December 9, CAAP said it is set to be on a ........»»

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WATCH: Catriona Gray showcases PH s rich heritage in new video

MANILA, Philippines  – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray showed her love for the country's culture in a video showcasing the country's rich heritage and traditions. The video was Sunday, December 9. This is the Philippines shows Catriona taking a tour of Luzon. She traveled to Manila, Pampanga, and Rizal, where ........»»

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