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PSSBC next week
All eyes will be on defending champion National University when the 7th Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship ‘Rain or Shine Cup’ tips off on December 15 at the SGS Gym...
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
ICC to monitor Duterte’s drug war despite PH withdrawal
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 December) – The International Criminal Court said it will proceed with an assessment of the communications into the crimes alleged against President Rodrigo Duterte to determine if these fall within its jurisdiction. The (...)
Minda News - 7 December 2018
PWD-managed health food store to open in Alaminos City
ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan -- Persons with disabilities (PWDs) in this city will open their very own healthy food stores at the Lucap Wharf here on December 14. The store, to be called Pangasinan Food Store, a one-stop shop, is a project of the (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
City treasurer recognized by DOF
CEBU CITY- For collecting P1.8 billion in local taxes, the Bureau of Local Government Finance of the Department of Finance (DOF) recognized Acting City Treasurer Veronica Morelos for exceeding the target collection. This is the first time the (...)
Cebu Daily Mail - 7 December 2018
PH in historic World Cup qualifier victory
The Philippines has won the T20 Cricket World Cup qualifier after comfortably beating Indonesia, 138-110, in the final match of the week-long, four-nation tournament. Earlier in the day, South (...)
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
This time, no miracle for Azkals in Hanoi
Phil Younghusband admitted that things are needed to be changed for the Philippine Azkals after suffering another semifinal exit in the AFF Suzuki Cup with a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Vietnam on Thursday in (...)
Tempo - 8 December 2018
'Bakbakan' semis on
The last semifinal round of FIGBA National Bakbakan 12-Stag Derby takes center stage at the 10,000-seat Roligon Mega Cockpit in Parañaque City today. All qualifiers nationwide will then compete (...)
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
Manila Throwdown 2018 set
The second leg of the Manila Throwdown 2018 Team Edition Finals fires off tomorrow at the Vertis Tent in Quezon City. Competitive fitness athletes around the country and abroad are...
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
Trump says he will make announcement on Joint Chiefs
By the Associated Press President Donald Trump said Friday he will make an announcement on Saturday concerning the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Trump, who often likes to build drama and...
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
Dem leader: Infrastructure bills must tackle climate change
By the Associated Press Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says legislation boosting federal investment in roads, bridges and other infrastructure must include efforts to curb global warming. Lawmakers have (...)
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
Health officials: Israeli fire wounds 33 Gaza protesters
By the Associated Press Health officials say Israeli army gunfire has wounded 33 Palestinians protesting along the Gaza-Israel perimeter fence. Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated Friday despite wintry weather, throwing (...)
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
‘Avengers 4’ gets a title, trailer and new release date
The fourth “Avengers” movie finally has a title. Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Co. said Friday that the highly anticipated, and closely guarded, conclusion to the “Infinity War” saga...
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
Thank U, Next: Grammy snubs and other interesting facts
Fourteen things worth noting about Friday’s nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards, from snubs to first-time nominees: _______ THANK U, NEXT It’s another year at the Grammys, and another snub...
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
Follow the law, Bong Go tells supporters
Former Special Assistant to the President and senatorial aspirant Christopher “Bong” Go has called on his supporters and the general public to abide by the law, particularly local ordinances. (...)
Manila Bulletin - 8 December 2018
Jio seeks redemption
By Jonas Terrado Game Tomorrow (Ynares Center, Antipolo City) 6:30 p.m. – Alaska vs Magnolia Jio Jalalon is hell-bent on performing well in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals after his first foray in the championship stage ended on a sour note earlier (...)
Tempo - 7 December 2018
Aurora ex-rebel receives financial aid from gov't
BALER, Aurora – A former rebel operating in this province was awarded a financial assistance under the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) on Thursday. Lt. Col. Jose Mari F. Torrenueva II, commander of the 91st (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
No relief order for Dumaguete police chief
DUMAGUETE CITY -- Supt. Jonathan Pineda remains to be the police chief of Dumaguete in the absence of any order for his relief or transfer. In an interview on Thursday, Pineda shrugged off reports of his impending departure from his current (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
City Hall to treat 10K children in X’mas share-a-meal, games
DUMAGUETE CITY -- Some 10,000 children in Dumaguete City, aged three to 12 years, will be treated to a sumptuous meal daily during the city government's annual Share-A-Meal program starting next week. Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said Thursday (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
Lanao Norte town residents surrender 10 firearms
Residents of Nunungan town in Lanao del Norte surrendered 10 high-powered firearms to military authorities on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the Army's 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur -- Residents of (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
Go hails Silay City for fair implementation of law
MANILA – Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday commended Silay City for its fair implementation of laws and ordinances even if it resulted in the removal of a tarpaulin bearing his name at the city (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
PH rules cricket WC qualifiers
MANILA -- The Philippine cricket team scored a huge breakthrough this week by ruling Group B of the ICC T20 World Cup East Asia-Pacific Qualifiers at the EAC Friendship Oval in Dasmariñas. Lady Luck smiled on the Philippines late in the double (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
Strawberry picking in La Trinidad goes on this Christmas
Organic strawberries served at the Winaca Eco-Cultural Village in Tublay, Benguet (File Photo) LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Despite the damages wrought by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) on strawberry fields in this capital town of Benguet in (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
DPWH to finish Zambo sports complex rehab this month
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The rehabilitation of this city's sports complex, which served as the biggest evacuation center for the thousands of families displaced in the 2013 siege, is set to be completed this year. Department of Public Works and (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
Yeng may opt to use Blatche
By Waylon Galvez For better chances, Philippine coach Yeng Guiao intends to strengthen the team’s frontline for the two remaining games in the sixth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers in February next year. That could be music to naturalized (...)
Tempo - 7 December 2018
Weekend road works in parts of Metro Manila set
MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday advised motorists of road works in parts of Metro Manila this weekend. In its traffic advisory, the MMDA said the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018
Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor arrested after 20-hour standoff
MARILAO, Bulacan -- After a 20-hour standoff and negotiations, a former vice mayor of this town was peacefully arrested by police operatives inside his residence in Barangay Poblacion here Friday afternoon. Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna, Bulacan (...)
Philippine News Agency - 7 December 2018

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