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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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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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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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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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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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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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Istanbul police search Saudi consul s residence in Khashoggi probe

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish police on Wednesday, October 17, began a search at the residence of the Saudi consul to Istanbul, in the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in the city, according to an AFP correspondent. A team of a dozen police and ........»»

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Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

OTTAWA, Canada – Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday, October 17, as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use. Scores of customers braved the cold for hours outside Tweed, a pot boutique in St John's, Newfoundland that ........»»

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Results of August 12 Career Service exams released

This is a press release from the Civil Service Commission.   The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has disclosed that of the 181,985 examinees of the Career Service Professional and Subprofessional examinations held nationwide on August 12, 2018, a total of 22,087 or 12.14 percent passed the government test.   These figures, however, do not ........»»

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P60k Worth of Cash Retrieved from Thief

P60k worth of cash and other valuables were recovered from a thief that victimized a businessman on last October 15, 2018. Around 1:50 a.m., police officers on board a patrol car of Abellana Police Station 2 intercepted the suspect while patrolling the area where the “snatching” happened. The police arrested Eduardo Cordero Jr., 28, a […].....»»

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LTFRB approves P10 jeepney fare for November 2018

Commuters will have to pay a minimum fare of P10 come November after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board approved the petition of five transport groups for a fare hike......»»

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Radyo Mindanao October 17, 2018

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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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