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15 U.N. Climate Action awardees honored at COP24

  MANILA, Philippines – Practical, replicable, innovative, and exciting – these were the recurring qualities of 15 climate projects that won this year's United Nations (UN) Climate Action Award, the 2018 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities. Fifteen winners from 14 countries were honored this week in a special ceremony at ........»»

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Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

SYDNEY, Australia – Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, December 15, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognize the contested city as Israel's capital ........»»

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How the world s top smartphone brands fared in 2018

The new year is almost here. And it’s going to bring us more phones to play with, and not just the same old boring 4G phones; we’re about to go 5G – at least in some countries. Fancy, foldable phones are also on the horizon, meaning we are ........»»

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Adamson s Rob Manalang eager to prove complete skills in PBA

        MANILA, Philippines – Rob Manalang didn’t nearly have enough time to break out in the collegiate basketball scene, but the world of pro ball awaits. And he’s confident that he’s more than ready. A product of the fast-rising Adamson Soaring Falcons program under multi-titled head coach Franz Pumaren, the Fil-Am point guard ........»»

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Son of BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon tests negative for illegal drugs

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – The son of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon tested negative for drug use, the police chief of Naga City said on Saturday, December 15. Police Senior Superintendent Felix Servita bared the results of the drug tests conducted on Nicanor Faeldon Jr and 3 others ........»»

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Grab offers unli P2P bus, jeepney rides in Metro Manila this Christmas season

MANILA, Philippines – This Christmas season, ride-hailing giant Grab Philippines is offering unlimited point-to-point (P2P) bus and jeepney rides in Metro Manila that can be redeemed through their loyalty reward program. Cindy Toh, Grab Philippines marketing head, said that the free rides can be availed through the GrabRewards menu ........»»

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Gilas experience Tratter s edge in PBA jump

MANILA, Philippines – There is one thing that separates Abu Tratter from the rest of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft class: his experience as a member of Gilas Pilipinas.  And the former La Salle Green Archer will look to bank on that edge as he turns a new chapter ........»»

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Notable deaths in 2018

  PARIS, France – From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018: January 15: Dolores O'Riordan, singer-songwriter of Irish band The Cranberries, drowned accidentally in a hotel bath aged 46. 27: Ingvar Kamprad , ........»»

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Asian Chess: Doroy makes up for lackluster PH showing

    MANILA, Philippines – Woman Fide Master Allaney Gia Doroy settled for a draw but became the Philippines' brightest hope in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships (2nd Manny Pacquiao Cup) at Tiara Hotel in Makati. The 17-year-old Doroy, a prized find from Agusan del Sur, split the ........»»

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U.S. judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

WASHINGTON DC, USA – A federal judge in Texas ruled late Friday, December 14, that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional – a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed to appeal. US District Judge Reed O'Connor's 55-page ruling came in a lawsuit filed by several Republican ........»»

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Boys will be boys : Locker room talk and online harassment

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HOAX: Ronald dela Rosa held at airport, persona non grata in U.S.

Claim: Former Bureau of Corrections director general and ex-Philippine National Police chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa was supposedly held at an airport in the United States because he was "persona non grata" (an unwelcome person) in that country. Facebook user Santara Danilo on Friday, December 14, posted photos of Dela Rosa ........»»

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WATCH: Simbang Gabi 2018

Stay tuned for the first anticipated Simbang Gabi at 7 pm on Saturday, December 15, courtesy of Sambuhay TV.  MANILA, Philippines – Do you want to complete the Simbang Gabi? Of course it is best to go to church in the flesh. But if it is physically ........»»

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Rajapakse bows out, ending Sri Lanka power struggle

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka's crisis looked over on Saturday, December 15, as strongman Mahinda Rajapakse bowed out of a power battle that had crippled the strategically located island for seven weeks and sent it heading for a possible debt default. Rajapakse held a multi-religious service at his home where ........»»

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Duterte thanks Americans for returning Balangiga Bells

MANILA, Philippines – After more than a century, the Balangiga bells are finally home in Eastern Samar. President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, December 15, witnessed the turnover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells from United States (US) Deputy Chief of Mission John Law to Philippine Department of National Defense ........»»

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Qatar says Gulf alliance needs replacing

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar called on Saturday, December 15, for a new regional alliance following the failure of the 4-decade-old Gulf Cooperation Council to resolve an 18-month rift between the emirate and its neighbors. Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the boycott imposed on the emirate by Saudi Arabia ........»»

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ review: Relentlessly enjoyable

In a year that is proliferated with superheroes, it wouldn’t be unlikely for moviegoers to give Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman’s astoundingly inventive Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse just a shrug and go about their day getting excited for the next Avengers installment.  Unabashedly fun.....»»

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Tab Baldwin wants Ateneo to dominate PBA Rookie Draft 2019

MANILA, Philippines –  Even if it's a year away, Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin already looks forward to the day he sees his Blue Eagles pursue their professional basketball dreams, but it comes with great expectations.  "Next December, I want to see 5 guys in the top 10 picks ........»»

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Palestinians slam Australia s move on Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories – The Palestinian leadership on Saturday, December 15, described as "irresponsible" Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel's capital , saying it violated international law. The country became one of just a few to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognize the contested city as Israel's capital. Australia said it would open a defense and trade office ........»»

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Migration crisis hits Americas, reaches U.S. border in 2018

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – From the Central American caravans trekking desperately northward to the mass exodus from Venezuela, 2018 was the year the  migration crisis  swept the Americas and reached the doorstep of the United States. Scenes of Syrian and African refugees risking their lives to reach Europe's shores had ........»»

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