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Leaving Facebook makes people happier but less informed, study says

Leaving Facebook may be good for your emotional well being, but you could be less informed about current events.

A new report from researchers at New York University and Stanford University looked at what happened to people who deactivated their accounts. The researchers paid people $102 to turn-off their Facebook accounts for four weeks.

DOTr cites need to amend land transport law to legalize motorcycle taxis

Legalizing the use of motorcycles in public transport needs an amendment of the law, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Saturday, as it sought time to study such proposal.

In a statement, the DOTr said an existing law on land transportation “clearly does not allow motorcycles to be classified as ‘for hire’ or for public utility.”

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Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical hits Broadway

We’ve got one hand in our pockets and another giving 90’s musician Alanis Morissette’s newest announcement a thumbs-up.

Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette’s iconic alternative-rock hits are being revived as a musical.

Free live stream for Maroon 5 concert with 'big hip-hop presence'

The Super Bowl has kicked, about to see what Maroon 5 has in store for us during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show. When the popular band was named as the headliner for massively watched concert, it left some people scratching their heads, as plenty of wildly successful musical acts have come out of the Atlanta area, including a large portion from the hip-hop genre.

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Anne Curtis gives 34 Blackpink concert tickets to fans

In celebration of her 34th birthday, Anne Curtis gave away 34 tickets to the upcoming Manila concert of the South Korean girl group Blackpink.

The “It’s Showtime” host got to meet the lucky fans on Thursday as she gave the general admission tickets to the Blackpink concert, which will be held on February 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Duterte transfers power to approve reclamation projects to his office

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order transferring the power to approve reclamation projects to the Office of the President.

Duterte signed on Feb. 1 EO No. 74 transferring the Philippine Reclamation Authority to the OP.

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Grammy-nominated Rapper 21 Savage arrested by ICE, faces deportation

Grammy-nominated Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage was arrested by U.S. immigration officials on Sunday, who said he was illegally in the country and a convicted felon.

The rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the United States from the UK as a teenager in 2005, overstaying his visa to settle in Atlanta, said Bryan Cox, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Pacers beat Lakers by 42, deal LeBron worst defeat of career

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Indiana Pacers tied an NBA franchise record by making 19 3-pointers in a 136-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, handing LeBron James the most lopsided loss of his career.

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Unsend feature rolls out for Facebook Messenger

Facebook said Wednesday it started rolling out a feature that lets 1.3 billion users of its Messenger app remove messages on the platform.

Messages can be removed for individual chats and group conversations as users can opt to delete a message either just for themselves or for other persons they sent it to, Facebook said.

Unsend feature rolls out for Facebook Messenger

Legendary Pinoy rock icon Joey “Pepe” Smith has passed away. He was 71.

The sad news was shared online by his daughter Daisy Smith-Owen on Monday morning.

Is Kylie Verzosa dating Jake Cuenca?

After being crowned Miss International 2016, Kylie Verzosa went on to appear in various showbiz projects, including ABS-CBN’s “Los Bastardos.”

She is paired with actor Jake Cuenca in the afternoon soap, where they portray the roles of Dulce and Isagani, respectively.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Sulu church bombings

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has claimed responsibility for a double bomb attack that killed and injured dozens at a Catholic church in Jolo, Sulu, a US-based group that monitors jihadist websites said Monday.

After ‘ruined’ relationship, Angelica and Carlo schedule ‘date’

Weeks after Angelica Panganiban revealed that her relationship with Carlo Aquino has been “ruined” by negativity from their followers, the two appear to be on good terms again, going by Aquino’s social media updates on Friday.

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Two dead, four injured in Zamboanga mosque blast

An explosion at a mosque in Zamboanga City killed two people and injured at least four others early Wednesday morning, the military said.

Celebs Mourn R&B Singer James Ingram

James Ingram has passed away at the age of 66 from brain cancer.

According to TMZ on Tuesday, the legendary R&B singer had been fighting his illness for an extended period of time.

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'Magical transformation': Netizens share photos of cleaner Manila Bay

The government’s rehabilitation project of the Manila Bay has officially kicked off, and some residents did not waste time checking up on the recent developments of the cleanup drive.

House panel oks revival of mandatory ROTC for grades 11, 12

The House committee on basic education and culture swiftly approved on Wednesday a bill seeking to revive the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for grades 11 and 12 (senior high school) in public and private schools nationwide.

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Thailand, Malaysia named in top 10 places in the world to retire

Thailand has again been named in the top 10 retirement destinations in the world and No 2 in Asia.

Polar vortex makes US Midwest colder than South Pole

 A torrent of polar air brought record-low temperatures to much of the US Midwest on Wednesday, making conditions so unbearable that trash haulers stopped making pickups and mail carriers suspended deliveries.

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PH takes top spot as heaviest internet users worldwide

A recently released report revealed Filipinos spend the most amount of time online.

Digital 2019, a report from Hootsuite and We are Social showing people’s online behavior around the world, said Filipinos spend an average of 10:02 hours a day on the internet — on any device.

Facebook to detect ‘inauthentic, abusive behavior’ online during elections

Facebook will intensify its efforts to detect abusive behavior on social media during elections, an official from Facebook Headquarters said on Thursday.

“We are committed to tackling all kinds of inauthentic behavior and abuse on our platform which we know often intensify during elections—from misinformation, misrepresentation and foreign interference, to phishing, harassment and violent threats—and we have dedicated teams working on every upcoming election around the world,” Katie Harbath, Director of Facebook’s Global Politics and Government Outreach said in a statement.

Oscars 2019: See who's nominated

“Roma,” a Netflix film that looks back at director Alfonso Cuaron’s youth in Mexico, led with ten nominations.

Without a clear frontrunner for best picture among popular favorites like “A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther,” or a host as of yet, this year’s Oscar ceremony is shaping up to be particularly unpredictable.

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High heat but no record: 2018 was 4th warmest year on Earth

While Earth was a tad cooler last year than the last couple of years, it still was the fourth warmest on record, a new analysis shows.

With the partial U.S. government shutdown, federal agency calculations for last year’s temperatures are delayed. But independent scientists at Berkeley Earth calculate that last year’s average temperature was 58.93 degrees (14.96 degrees Celsius).

Senators agree to 12, not 9, as age of criminal liability

Senate President Vicente Sotto III believes a majority of senators would be open to supporting moves to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility after President Duterte and the House of Representatives agreed to peg it at 12 instead of 9 years old.

Sotto on Thursday said the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, which sets the minimum age at 15, needed to be amended as it had not resulted in fewer crimes committed by minors, many of which were violent in nature.

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Kennon Road open to one-way traffic beginning February 14

Heads up, motorists.

Tourists planning to go to Baguio City can soon pass by Kennon Road beginning February 14, Cordillera authorities said.

The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) on Thursday announced it has approved the one-way reopening of Kennon Road to private motorists.

105-days Expanded Maternity Leave bill sent to Palace, awaits Duterte's signature

The Expanded Maternity Leave bill has been transmitted to the office of President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature.

The Senate website showed that the proposed measure was referred to the Office of the President on Monday, January 21.

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#KidCriminals? New bill on criminal liability to cut number of kids in crimes - solons

A controversial measure seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 9 years old will lessen the number of children involved in crimes, lawmakers backing the bill said Tuesday.

The bill amending the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, which exempts children 15 years old and younger from criminal liability, will move to the House of Representatives plenary after the Committee on Justice approved it on Monday.

U.S. to withhold some types of temporary work visas to Filipinos for a year

Manny Pacquiao earned praise for his brilliant performance against Adrien Broner in their world welterweight title bout in Las Vegas on Sunday (Saturday, Manila time).

Two of those who lauded Pacquiao were former heavyweight champions George Foreman and Lennox Lewis.

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Manila Zoo temporarily closed for sewer line construction

The Manila Zoo will be temporarily closed to the public pending improvements in line with the upcoming rehabilitation of the Manila Bay.

The 60-year-old zoo will be shuttered “until further notice,” according to signs taped on its front gates.

Villar: Final TPLEx leg finished by June

The last section of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx) from Pozorrubio town, Pangasinan province, to Rosario town, La Union province, will be completed by June this year, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said on Wednesday.

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James Harden scores career-high 61 points as Rockets edge Knicks

James Harden scored a career-high 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant’s record for a visiting opponent at the current Madison Square Garden, and the Houston Rockets edged the New York Knicks, 114-110, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).

Harden made the clinching layup with 3.8 seconds remaining after the Knicks turned it over, capping his fifth 50-point game this season and a wild stretch of back-and-forth basketball across the final minutes.

40 is the new 20: Pacquiao outpoints Adrien Broner to remain world champ

Filipino ring legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao added another chapter to his legendary professional boxing career.

The fighting senator from the Philippines retained his World Boxing Association world welterweight belt by outpointing American challenger Adrien Broner in their showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

‘Most conditioned 40-year-old I've ever seen’: Twitter reacts to Pacquiao win

Manny Pacquiao earned praise for his brilliant performance against Adrien Broner in their world welterweight title bout in Las Vegas on Sunday (Saturday, Manila time).

Two of those who lauded Pacquiao were former heavyweight champions George Foreman and Lennox Lewis.

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Liza, Enrique's first 'Alone/Together' teaser goes viral

MANILA – The first teaser for the upcoming movie of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil was finally released online on Sunday, and it was an instant hit among social media users.

Just minutes after it was uploaded, #AloneTogether made it to the local trending topics on Twitter, with several users pointing out how painful the short clip is.

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Pacquiao's LA residence robbed

As a victorious Manny Pacquiao made his way back to Los Angeles, police were found investigating a crime scene in his mansion in LA.

Pacquiao’s house in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood was apparently broken into, while the Filipino boxer was in Las Vegas.

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House panel approves bill seeking to lower age of criminal liability to 9

The House justice committee approved on Monday a bill seeking to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old.

House Bill No. 505 filed by Tarlac 2nd District Rep. Victor Yap seeks to set the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 9 years old from the current 15 years old.

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From shoe seller to empire builder: Henry Sy Sr., 94

MANILA, Philippines — Taipan Henry Sy Sr. — the country’s wealthiest man and one of its most generous philanthropists — died “peacefully in his sleep” on Saturday, his daughter Teresita Sy-Coson told the Inquirer.

YouTube bans dangerous pranks and challenges

MANILA, Philippines — YouTube has banned users from sharing videos of dangerous pranks that put people’s lives in jeopardy in its platform.

In an update to its policies on harmful or dangerous content on Wednesday, the video-sharing platform said, “Challenges that present an apparent risk of death are not allowed on YouTube.”

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Who's behind the egg that broke the Instagram world record?

By now, you’ve heard about the egg, which surpassed a photo of Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi, on Sunday as the most-liked post on Instagram.

Egg beats out Kylie Jenner for most liked Instagram photo

Kylie Jenner has lost the world record of having the most liked Instagram post to a humble egg.

Over the weekend, a photo of an egg posted by an account named Egg Gang (@world_record_egg) surpassed Jenner’s snap of her daughter, Stormi Webster, which has 18.2 million likes on Instagram.

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Razorback drummer livestreams plunge to death – producer

MANILA, Philippines — “Here I go.”

Razorback drummer Brian Velasco was live on Facebook as he leaped to his death Wednesday morning.

Arwind's Spiderman days numbered as PBA outlaws his trademark dunk

SAFE to say, Arwind Santos’ days as the PBA’s ‘Spiderman’ are numbered.

On Tuesday, the PBA released a memo formally banning the trademark ‘Spiderman’ dunk made famous by the San Miguel Beer star.

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PBA chief explains why he had to ban Arwind's 'Spidey' dunk

REACTION was mixed after the PBA Commissioner’s Office rolled out a new memo that effectively banned the ‘Spiderman’ dunk that San Miguel star Arwind Santos became known for in his career.

Filipino honeymooners drown in Maldives; friends seek help to fly bodies home

MANILA – (3RD UPDATE) High-school sweethearts Leomer and Erika Joyce Lagradilla tied the knot in front of friends and families as 2018 drew to a close, sealing the deal after more than a decade of being a couple.

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Locsin signs order saying birth certificates not needed for passport renewal

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) — The country’s top diplomat says birth certificates are unnecessary when renewing passports.

In a message on social media Tuesday, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. said he was signing an order saying applicants would no longer need to present their birth certificates when renewing their passports.

'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Green Book' win Golden Globes on night of upsets

LOS ANGELES — (UPDATED) Queen musical “Bohemian Rhapsody” and U.S. segregation-era comedy “Green Book” took home the top Golden Globes on Sunday on a night of upsets that saw presumed favorite “A Star is Born” largely shut out, and big wins for Netflix.

LTO starts implementing new policy on driver's license

MANILA – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Monday advised drivers applying for a license that starting this week, some of its offices will only accept medical certificates submitted online by accredited clinics and doctors.

The LTO said the new policy also applies to drivers applying for student permits as well as those who are renewing their license.

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Duterte approves higher tobacco, alcohol taxes

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the health and finance departments’ proposal to raise the excise tax on tobacco and alcohol products, the Palace said Tuesday.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President approved the proposal during the 33rd Cabinet meeting on Monday, January 7.

“This is a key public health measure to reduce deaths and disabilities due to tobacco and alcohol consumption and, at the same time, a revenue measure to fund the universal health care program,” Panelo said in a statement.

BSP advises public to check banknote

MANILA, Philippines — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) yesterday advised the public to check their Philippine banknotes for identifiable security features to ascertain if these are genuine.

The central bank posted the advisory following the arrest of counterfeiters in Navotas City last year.

On Feb. 13, 2018, the Navotas City Police arrested two counterfeiters who tried to pay a fish vendor using a counterfeit P1,000 banknote at the San Roque Public Market. The fish vendor, who doubted the authenticity of the banknote, immediately called the attention of barangay officials and the Navotas City Police.

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More than 620,000 devotees gather at Quiapo Church

A total of 628,500 devotees of the Black Nazarene gathered at the Quiapo Church grounds on Wednesday, police said.

The total crowd estimate of the Manila Police District (MPD) was recorded from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. of Wednesday.

Netflix warns against ‘Bird Box’ challenge

MANILA, Philippines — Netflix has issued a warning after a challenge inspired by its film “Bird Box” starring Sandra Bullock made rounds online.

Netizens taking on the “Bird Box Challenge” wore blindfolds just like the characters of the film as they do everyday tasks.

2019 movie preview: Our 50 most anticipated films

To say 2019 is going to be a blockbuster year at the movies would be an understatement. We’ll see the culmination of the Avengers series and the third Star Wars trilogy. Live-action versions of Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King. New sequels to animated favorites Toy Story and Frozen. And the MCU’s first female-lead superhero movie, Captain Marvel.

And that, incredibly, is just Disney’s slate. (Looks like the Mouse House’s acquisitions of Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar is starting to pay off, huh?)

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To say 2019 is going to be a blockbuster year at the movies would be an understatement. We’ll see the culmination of the Avengers series and the third Star Wars trilogy. Live-action versions of Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King. New sequels to animated favorites Toy Story and Frozen. And the MCU’s first female-lead superhero movie, Captain Marvel.

And that, incredibly, is just Disney’s slate. (Looks like the Mouse House’s acquisitions of Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar is starting to pay off, huh?)

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3 provinces in Usman-hit Bicol under state of calamity

At least three provinces in the Bicol region have declared state of calamity due to the effects of Tropical Depression Usman.

The provinces of Camarines Sur and Sorsogon had each declared a state of calamity, with the municipalities of Polangui and Bulan in Albay having made their declarations earlier.

Liza Soberano added to hall of fame of ‘most beautiful faces’ list

For one British movie critic, Liza Soberano’s beauty is a tad above the standard — it’s “hall of fame” worthy.

TC Candler released its annual “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces” list this week and Soberano was again on it.

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IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's gowns by Mak Tumang on display at SM Pampanga

PAMPANGA, Philippines – For a very limited time, all 3 gowns lovingly designed and crafted by Filipino designer Mak Tumang for Catriona Gray at Bb Pilipinas 2018 and Miss Universe 2018 will be on display at SM City Pampanga.

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Justin Bieber's 'Baby' No Longer The Most Disliked Video On YouTube

Justin Bieber fans have clearly been busy online, with the odd revelation that the most disliked YouTube video of the year is the platform’s own highlights reel, replacing the singer’s early hit ‘Baby’.

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'Rainbow's Sunset' wins big at 2018 MMFF awards night

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) — It was a near sweep for Rainbow’s Sunset as it scooped up nearly all of the major awards at the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal Thursday.

U.S. warns of inadequate security at NAIA

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned that the security at the Philippines’ main international gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), does not meet international standards.

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MMDA eyes additional lanes on EDSA

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) plans to add another lane on Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) by narrowing the width of the current lanes.

The proposal would make room for more vehicles and ease traffic on the major highway.

Tsunami from erupting Krakatau kills at least 222 in Indonesia

PANDEGLANG, Indonesia — A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials and media said on Sunday.

Ateneo dismisses student in bullying case

MANILA — (UPDATED) Ateneo de Manila University on Sunday said it has kicked out the high school student who was caught on video punching and kicking his schoolmate.

A video of the incident showing the student challenging his peer to a fight in a comfort room recently made the rounds online, triggering discussions on how school authorities and parents should deal with and prevent bullying incidents.

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PH Taekwondo Association recommends 'indefinite ban' on student caught in viral bullying video

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) — A day after Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) dismissed the student filmed bullying a fellow student, the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) weighed in with a decision on their own regarding the issue.

Facebook launches Filipino translations for Messenger

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) — Facebook Messenger may soon translate messages into Filipino.

Facebook, in a statement, announced that M Translations is now in the Philippines.

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From world to universe: Catriona Gray is now fourth Filipina Miss Universe

BANGKOK, Thailand (Update 4 11:36 a.m.) — Two years after landing the top five of the Miss World 2016 pageant, Catriona Gray now conquered the universe as she has been named this year’s Miss Universe title-holder.

Congress extends Mindanao martial law until end of 2019

MANILA (3rd UPDATE) – The Senate and the House of Representatives granted Wednesday President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2019.

A total of 235 lawmakers voted in favor of extending martial law again, 28 voted negative, and only one abstained. The joint session was held on the second to the last day of Congress sessions this year.

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#FYI #Sidebar with Halle Sky

Pag area code “02” may mga landline po na magiging 8 numbers starting March 2019.

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LOOK: Catriona Gray's evening gown

inspired by Albay’s iconic Mayon Volcano, Kapampangan designer Mak Tumang says #MissUniverse

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Catriona Gray stuns in Miss Universe prelims

The country’s representative Catriona Gray, set the stage on fire as she walked gracefully during the Miss Universe 2018 preliminary swimsuit and long gown competition on Thursday night.

‘We consulted historians’: Catriona Gray wows with Miss Universe national costume

MANILA — Catriona Gray was a stellar vision of the Philippines’ colorful heritage as she took the Miss Universe stage Monday night during the pageant’s national costume competition.

Deadly ‘lambanog’ came from Quezon, says PNP

SAN PEDRO CITY — Authorities have found the distillery that manufactured the brand of “lambanog” (coconut wine) that blamed for at least eight deaths in Laguna province last week.

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SC orders Angkas to cease operations anew

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 12) — Customers of motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas will have to find another way to move through traffic once again.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Named Most Streamed 20th Century Song

A few months after the release of the massively successful biopic of the same name, Queen’s signature song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been named the most streamed track of the 20th century.

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Stephen Curry says moon landing conspiracy comments a joke

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry walked back his moon-walk skepticism Wednesday, saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings were a hoax.

3 cops found guilty of murder over Kian Delos Santos slay

MANILA (3RD UPDATE) – Three policemen were found guilty of murder for the August 2017 slay of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, an incident that triggered public outcry and scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

DILG set to sue mayors, village chiefs for defying waste management law

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will start to sue mayors and barangay captains who are not implementing proper waste management in their localities.

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Jeepney fare back to P9 in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon

MANILA – The jeepney minimum fare will go back to P9 from P10 in Metro Manila, Region 3, and Region 4, regulators said on Monday following recent fuel price cuts.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said jeepney drivers and operators will not be required to secure a fare matrix before implementing the rollback because the order is provisional.

Joke only: Duterte says he takes marijuana

MANILA (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday joked that he sometimes takes marijuana to keep himself awake.

Duterte spoke about taking marijuana as he complained about his schedule during the recently concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore.

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LeBron drops 51 in Lakers' romp of Heat

MANILA, Philippines – LeBron James returned to Miami for the first time as a Los Angeles Laker on Sunday, November 18 (Monday, November 19, Philippine time) dropping 51 points on his former team in a 113-97 NBA victory over the Heat.

MMDA redesigns viral 'stairway to heaven' EDSA footbridge

MANILA – The Metro Manila Development Authority on Monday began redesigning a 10-meter high footbridge in the capital’s main thoroughfare EDSA, following comments that it was impractical and unsafe to use.

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PNP withdraws support for 'Ang Probinsyano'

MANILA- The leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has ordered all of its units to withdraw support for the hit TV series “Ang Probinsyano.”

In a memorandum issued Friday, all PNP offices and personnel were told to stop assisting and providing resources to the production team of the hit series.

Justin Bieber confirms marriage to Hailey Baldwin

LOS ANGELES — Pop singer Justin Bieber has confirmed his marriage to model Hailey Baldwin, posting the ultimate status update on social media two months after it was reported the couple had obtained a marriage license.

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No number 8 car plates issued after 2016 —LTO exec

Motorists currently using No. 8 plates, even if they are lawmakers, are using it illegally, as the validity period for such protocol plates had expired in 2016, a Land Transportation Office (LTO) official said Thursday.

No 'stairway to heaven': Opening of steep EDSA footbridge deferred

MANILA – The supposed opening on Thursday of a footbridge across EDSA in Quezon City will not push through following safety concerns from pedestrians, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.

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BREAK: Gov’t sets rehab for El Nido

An interagency body is set to undertake a massive cleanup on the island resort town of El Nido in Palawan, an environment official said on Wednesday.

DENR targets full El Nido cleanup by end-2018

PALAWAN, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is targeting the complete removal of business establishments encroaching on easement zones and forestlands in El Nido by the end of 2018.

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Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft, faces arrest

MANILA – The Sandiganbayan 5th Division on Friday found former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Romualdez Marcos guilty in 7 counts of graft for using her Cabinet position to maintain Swiss bank accounts during the Marcos regime.

Drying palay on national roads can get you a fine, jail time: DPWH

MANILA – The use of national roads for drying palay (unhusked rice) and other agricultural products is punishable by a fine and jail time, the Department of Public Works and Highways said Thursday.

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Stan Lee dead at 95

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday.

Pagtanggal sa Filipino, panitikan sa kolehiyo iaapela

MAYNILA – Iaapela ng grupong Tanggol Wika ang desisyon ng Korte Suprema na nagtatanggal sa Filipino at panitikan bilang “core subjects” sa kolehiyo.

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Fans pay tribute to Stan Lee

Flowers and mementos are pictured on the star of late Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, Monday evening. Lee, 95, died after he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on Monday morning.