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  • Being both mindful and active could be more effective in lowering stress, anxiety

    New United States research suggests that keeping active could be even more effective at reducing stress when combined with mindfulness. Carried out by researchers at Penn State University, the study looked at 158 students at the university to see how movement-based behavior and mindfulness affected stress levels. Participants were asked to use a special mobile phone app, called Paco, which asked the students to answer questions about their current activity and states of mind. Some of the questions had been designed to assess mindfulness, while others asked about where the participant was, if they were moving, and if they were stressed or anxious. The students received pro...Keep on reading: Being both mindful and active could be more effective in lowering stress, anxiety

  • Han Solo's 'Return of the Jedi' blaster sells for $550,000

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – In the wildly popular Star Wars films, Han Solo once told a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker: "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." That was the case when one of the blaster pistol props used by Harrison Ford in ...

  • Rain or Shine survives Meralco in OT, snatches No. 1 QF spot

    Rain or Shine secured the No. 1 spot in the quarterfinals plus a twice-to-beat advantage after a 106-99 overtime win over Meralco on Sunday in Season 43 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Reggie Johnson, Chris Tiu and Ed Daquioag fired crucial shots in the extension period to help the Elasto [...] The post Rain or Shine survives Meralco in OT, snatches No. 1 QF spot appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Surging Ginebra eases past Alaska

    Barangay Ginebra got off to a blistering start and never letup to torch Alaska, 105-86, and stretch its winning streak in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Gin Kings took a 30-16 lead in the first 12 minutes of the game before extending it to as high as 33 points, 85-52, late in the third quarter. "I was surprised by what happened in the first half. I don't know what we're doing that's making us play as well as we are," said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. "We're playing really well. Our defense has really, really stepped up. I thought that we did a lot of things really well that disrupted what they do." Justin Brownlee set the tone for Ginebr...Keep on reading: Surging Ginebra eases past Alaska

  • Ginebra breezes past Alaska for 4th straight win

    MANILA, Philippines – How the tables have turned.  After a 1-4 start, Barangay Ginebra continued its hot streak as it notched its 4th straight win by giving the reeling Alaska a 105-86 beating in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, June 24.  The Gin Kings improved ...

  • Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

    BERLIN --- Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators -- many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands -- walked through the Berlin's government district on Sunday, ahead of next week's first meeting of Germany's commission on exiting coal use. Germany has invested a lot in renewable energy but still heavily relies on coal, which creates harmful carbon emissions when burnt. About 22 percent of Germany's electricity still comes from burning soft lignite coal -- and a further 12 percent from hard coal -- while some 33 percent is now generated using renewable e...Keep on reading: Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

  • 'Parking' fee? Fault lies in Ombudsman setup

    MANILA, Philippines – They are our anti-graft warriors, people entrusted by the Constitution to make sure that corrupt public officials are held accountable for every misused peso. The Office of the Ombudsman, where these graft warriors work, has multiple layers to make sure there are sufficient checks ...

  • De Lima wants Senate probe on harassment of fishers at Panatag Shoal

    The administration may have passed off the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen by members of the Chinese coast guard as "barter," but Sen. Leila de Lima wants a Senate inquiry on the situation of the fisherfolk at Panatag Shoal. In her Senate resolution 766, De Lima said that while diplomacy is an important component of foreign policy, the government should "unquestionably" give primacy to the welfare of Filipino fishermen and should assert their rights at any circumstance. "The administration should champion the economic situation of our fisherfolk by standing up for their losses, enforcing mechanisms that boost their profit, and promote sustainable fishing in the disputed a...Keep on reading: De Lima wants Senate probe on harassment of fishers at Panatag Shoal

  • Bong Go downplays second Chinese plane landing in Davao

    Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher 'Bong' Go on Sunday downplayed the landing of another Chinese military aircraft in the Philippines.

  • Kim Jong-pil, kingmaker and perennial No. 2 man

    SEOUL --- Kim Jong-pil, who passed awayon Saturdayat the age of 92, was a seemingly ever-present figure in Korean politics, whose influence has been felt since the early 1960s. Kim was a two-time former Prime Minister, the founder of the country's spy agency and widely-known as the "perennial No. 2 man" in modern Korean politics. He was 92. Kim was transferred from his home to Soonchunhyang University Hospital in Seoul and was declared dead upon arrival at8:15 a.m., according to the hospital. He is believed to have died of complications due to old age. Born in 1926, Kim graduated from the Korea Military Academy and played a key role in the 1961 military coup that brought Maj. Gen. P...Keep on reading: Kim Jong-pil, kingmaker and perennial No. 2 man

  • Lacson on Duterte’s tirades vs. God: May my God forgive him

    'Between him and my God to whom I pray every single day and with whom I've found solace and comfort in all my difficult times, I don't even have to think of my choice,' Lacson said in a statement on Sunday.

  • Asia Pacific forum highlights smart tourism

    HCM CITY -- The arrival of the internet of things (IoT) and inter-connectivity of devices has already substantially changed tourism and led to the development of smart tourism, experts have said. For cities, investment in smart tourism may be just one particular desired outcome in the wider smart city discussion, but it is worth noting that it is central to the wider agenda, Prof Perry Hobson, pro deputy-chancellor for global engagement at Taylor's University in Malaysia, said. He was speaking at the 8th Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asia Pacific Cities (TPO) Forum that opened on June 21 in HCM City. The growth in the use of IT and websites has allowed many businesses to deal d...Keep on reading: Asia Pacific forum highlights smart tourism

  • EU leaders tackle political flare-up over migrants

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – European Union (EU) leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks Sunday, June 24, over migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship , vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden. The talks involving 16 of the bloc's 28 leaders aim to mend rifts over burden sharing but also to shore ...

  • NPA rebels torch Zambales equipment used on Capas-Botolan Road

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO --- Armed men suspected to be New People's Army rebels burned a backhoe and a payloader owned by a private company that is constructing a portion of the road linking Capas in Tarlac to Botolan in Zambales on Saturday(June 23) in a remote mountain village in Botolan town, according to the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The torching of the equipment took place in Sitio Oraan in Barangay Cabatuan, allegedly in a rebel-infested area, saidLt. Col. Isagano Nato, Nolcom public information chief. The Army's Mechanized Infantry Battalion had been deployed to pursue the armed group. Nato said the name of the company that owns t...Keep on reading: NPA rebels torch Zambales equipment used on Capas-Botolan Road

  • [OPINION] We must not keep quiet

    As our brother priest Father Richmond Nilo was being interred in Cabanatuan on June 15, the clergy of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan gathered in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, to atone for the sins of blasphemy, sacrilege, and murder that our blessed Lord and His ...

  • Lacson says he can only pray Duterte ‘would be forgiven for all his sins’

    At times, Senator Panfilo Lacson said he thinks of President Rodrigo Duterte as "God's gift to a benighted land." But when the President attacked God anew, he can only pray that the chief executive would be forgiven for all his sins. "In many conflicts with his political adversaries, I took his side more than I did not, even when sometimes I had my doubts because I believed he was different from all the presidents who led before him," Lacson, who belongs to the majority bloc in the Senate, said in a statement. "At times I thought he was God's gift to a benighted land, hoping the elusive change for the better has finally come to our country under his leadership," he said. But ...Keep on reading: Lacson says he can only pray Duterte ‘would be forgiven for all his sins’

  • FACT-CHECK: Fake details on priest's wallet with '2 condoms'

    Claim: Police supposedly recovered from a pickpocket a wallet owned by Father Raul Cabonce, which contained two condoms. The blog philnewscourier.blogspot.com, in its June 17 post, ran the headline, "Police Finds two Condoms Inside Priest's Wallet, Recovered From Pickpocket." According to the blog post, 35-year-old Joey Kana was arrested ...

  • Barbers sees nothing wrong in drug testing of Grade 4 pupils

    House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chairman Robert Ace Barbers sees nothing wrong in conducting mandatory drug testing for Grade 4 students and up, as long as there is really a need for it.

  • World’s ‘happiest’ and ‘grumpiest’ tourists revealed

    Some people are harder to please than others. The bed's too soft. The room's too cold. The service is terrible. And according to a new report, many of the world's most high-maintenance travelers come from Spain. In a ranking that aims to reveal which countries are the grumpiest and happiest travelers in the world, Spaniards emerged as the most "impressively ornery," says the report from Rewardexperts.com which reviews airline and travel rewards credit cards. Because after crunching the numbers, it turns out Spaniards are the most likely to leave one and two-star reviews for their hotel stays. More than other countries, they're more likely to be fussy about the state of their...Keep on reading: World’s ‘happiest’ and ‘grumpiest’ tourists revealed

  • Lacson: May God forgive Duterte, 'make him atone for all his sins'

    MANILA, Philippines – If made to choose between God and President Rodrigo Duterte, it's no contest for Senator Panfilo Lacson. Lacson issued a statement on Sunday, June 24, in response to Duterte calling God "stupid"  over the Bible's creation story. The senator noted how he has often sided with the President in the past, ...

  • Duterte eyes Kuwait visit in September --Bong Go

    President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit Kuwait by September, according to Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Bong Go on Sunday.

  • Rice prices soar as Duterte marks 2nd year in office

    MANILA, Philippines – Affordable rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) finally started to arrive in local markets. Consumers could now buy NFA rice at P27 to P32 per kilo, as some 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice from Vietnam and Thailand arrived in ports.  However, poor families already suffered for almost ...

  • De Lima files bill seeking protection for refugees

    Detained Senator Leila De Lima has filed a bill which seeks to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country.

  • Ikea bets big on India but keeps meatballs off the menu

    MUMBAI, India – Furniture giant Ikea is set to open its first store and restaurant in India after years of trying but arguably its most famous item is off the menu – Swedish meatballs. Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, will next month cut ...

  • PCOO apologizes to Gatchalian after online blunder

    The Presidential Communications Operations Office has apologized to Senator Sherwin Gatchalian following its recent gaffe where the PCOO had identified the lawmaker as "Winston" in one of its news releases.

  • Brian Cu: Grab driver cancellations down by 50%

    MANILA, Philippines – Driver cancellations in ride-hailing app Grab declined by 50% after the company addressed "root causes" of the behavior, country head Brian Cu said on Friday, June 22, during the sidelines of the 2018 Techtonic Summit . Cu said they "targeted aspects" of their service where they had to ...

  • Split families in limbo amid chaos

    EL PASO, TEXAS: The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear on Friday (Saturday in Manila) two days after Donald Trump ordered an end to migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning “phony” tales of suffering for electoral gain. While the US leader [...] The post Split families in limbo amid chaos appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Macron backs sanctions on EU states that refuse migrants

    PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron came out on Saturday, June 23, in support of  financial sanctions against EU countries which refuse to accept migrants. "We can not have countries that benefit hugely from EU solidarity and claim national self-interest when it comes to the issue of migrants," he said ...


P1-M shabu seized in Bacolod buy-bust

The police here seized more than P1-million worth of suspected shabu from a 31-year-old woman in a buy-bust operation at her residence Thursday in Cha ...


PBA: Wayne Chism suiting up for Magnolia

by Waylon Galvez Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok has a new import, and he’s not new to playing in the PBA. Enter former Best Import Wayne Chism. The team b ...


2 nakakulong sa istasyon ng pulis sa Iriga, nakatakas g ...

Walang imposible sa desididong makatakas.

Dozens of last blue macaws to be reintroduced to Brazil

About 50 of the last Spix's macaws, the blue parrot made famous in the hit animation movie "Rio," will be reintroduced to the wild in Brazil from capt ...


Can the Philippines eradicate poverty? (Part 2)

By Bernardo M. Villegas In his 2007 study entitled “Agrarian Reform and Poverty Reduction in the Philippines,” Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan drew some lessons fr ...


US firm sells take on Melania’s jacket; proceeds go t ...

A US clothing company is taking a sartorial swipe at first lady Melania Trump, selling jackets saying 'I really care, don't you?' in response to the 'I really d ...


'Your Face Kids': Noel Comia grooves as Bob Marley

Young actor Noel Comia Jr. showed another side of him as he transformed into reggae icon Bob Marley on Sunday's episode of "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids."

Sylvia Sanchez, hands-on sa negosyo

WALA talagang kapaguran itong si Sylvia Sanchez dahil two weeks ago lang ay nanggaling siya sa Butuan City para sa grand opening ng Skin & Beyond by Beaute ...