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Sandiganbayan dismisses case vs Aklan governor, wife over delay

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan dismissed the criminal charges filed against incumbent Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores and his wife, former Ibajay mayor Lourdes Miraflores, due to inordinate delay. Inordinate delay means the case has ta ...

12 dead in Vietnam floods, landslides

HANOI, Vietnam – Flash floods and landslides killed at least 12 people in central Vietnam, officials said Sunday, November 18, as hundreds of troops were dispatched to clean up destroyed villages and washed out roads.   Heavy rains pounded the c ...

Egypt rounds up dozens of human rights defenders – HRW

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Egyptian authorities have rounded up at least 40 rights workers, activists and lawyers since late October and detained them in "undisclosed locations," Human Rights Watch said Sunday, November 18. "Many of those arrested were peo ...

Veteran war crimes prosecutor urges reform of 'disappointing' United Nations

GENEVA, Switzerland – Former war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte, who for years was part of a UN commission probing rights abuses in Syria, is calling for reform of the UN "talk shop." She also argued that the upholding of human rights had reach ...

Macron, Merkel aim to present united stance in Trump era

BERLIN, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were due to meet in Berlin Sunday, November 18, in a show of unity against rising populism in the era of US President Donald Trump. At their second meeting in a ...

FEU aims to make most of last Final Four chance

MANILA, Philippines – Despite trouncing the No. 2 Adamson Soaring Falcons in their final UAAP elimination round game, Far Eastern University (FEU) head coach Olsen Racela rued that the Tamaraws could have been in a better spot had they played mo ...

Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, November 18 lamenting "the din of the rich few" drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second "World Day of the Poor.” At a mass attended by about 6,000 ...

Yemen rebels mobilize to fight ahead of UN envoy visit

SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni rebels have said they are ready to mobilize more fighters to the frontline despite a lull in battleground Hodeida, as the UN envoy prepares to visit the country to boost peace efforts. Dozens of Huthi rebels put on a show of s ...

After criticism, no more balloon releasing in next Mimaropa Festival

PALAWAN, Philippines – After receiving flak from a zero waste advocacy group, Department of Tourism (DOT) regional officials vowed there would be no more balloon releasing activity in next year's Mimaropa Festival. DOT Mimaropa Regional Director Ma ...

APEC's future in doubt after costly summit failure

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – With Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin absent and leaders unable even to agree a joint statement, some critics are questioning whether the annual APEC summit is still worth the effort. "Expectations are low and probab ...

More than 400 hurt in French fuel price protests

PARIS, France – More than 400 people were hurt, 14 seriously, in a day and night of "yellow vest" fuel price protests around France that claimed one life, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Sunday, November 18. The injury toll, more than ...

Often divisive Trump switches to Consoler in Chief role

PARADISE, United States – Even the bright lights on Donald Trump's motorcade grew dim as "the Beast" limousine and the rest of the presidential procession slid into the haze covering the fiery inferno of northern California. All along the route t ...

Netanyahu says 'unnecessary and wrong' to call snap Israeli polls

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, November 18 it would be "unnecessary and wrong" to call snap polls, as he sought to hold his governing coalition together following the resignation of his defense minister. "In a pe ...

Alvin Pasaol a '1st-round pick' in PBA draft, says UE coach

MANILA, Philippines – Nothing is final yet, but it seems that UE superstar Alvin Pasaol has played his final game in the UAAP. After finishing with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 steals in the Red Warriors’ 71-79 loss against the NU Bulldogs, th ...

Tropical Depression Samuel to affect Caraga, Davao Oriental

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The trough or extension of Tropical Depression Samuel is expected to bring rain to parts of Mindanao. In ...

FEU forces Final Four playoff vs La Salle

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University made the most of a lucky break to keep its UAAP Season 81 campaign alive.  The Tamaraws came out charging from the get-go against an Adamson Falcons side that played minus its top two scorers to cruise ...

Cruising for a bruising: What we learned from the APEC summit

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – The annual meeting of leaders from the 21 Asian-Pacific countries produced little in the way of concrete results, but plenty of fireworks on the sidelines. Here's what we learned from the gathering held for the fi ...

Duterte orders Dureza, Panelo to meet with communist leaders

MANILA, Philippines – An "informal chat" is set to take place between government officials and self-exiled communist leaders Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said the meeting with the two N ...

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' review: Grounding the magic

There is a lot happening in David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), which in turn is the precursor to the events that surrounded the seven novels about an orphan who at ...

5 Pinoy champion boxers to be feted in WBC Asian Summit

MANILA, Philippines – The country's top boxers and promoters will be feted during the three-day 3rd WBC Women's Convention and Asian Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. To be given recognition for their ring ex ...

3 killed in blast in India's Punjab state

AMRITSAR, India (UPDATED) – Three people were killed in a grenade attack on a prayer congregation in India's Punjab on Sunday, November 18 which left some 20 others injured, police said. Around 250 followers of the Nirankari spiritual group, who a ...

Swimmer killed by stingray, 2 mauled by sharks in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia – A swimmer died after a rare suspected stingray attack off an Australian beach while another two people were mauled in separate shark encounters this weekend. The 42-year-old's death came more than a decade after world-renowned " ...

Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end power struggle

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, November 18 called crucial talks with political leaders ...

3 dead, 5 injured in Zambales road crash

ZAMBALES, Philippines – Three people, including two minors, died in a road collision involving a motorcycle, tricycle, and bus on Saturday evening, November 17, in Sta Cruz, Zambales. Five others sustained multiple injuries. Zambales Provincial Pol ...

Troy Rike racks up double-double as NU exits on high note

MANILA, Philippines – Troy Rike made the most of his final game in his only season in the league as the NU Bulldogs wrapped up their campaign with a 79-71 victory over the UE Red Warriors in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament at the ...

Cops called as Chinese delegates at APEC 'try to barge in'

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (UPDATED) – Police were called when Chinese officials attempted to "barge" into the office of Papua New Guinea's foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, November 18 as APEC summit tensions boiled over. The Chinese deleg ...

Pushing for inclusivity, hotel hires interns with Down syndrome

MANILA, Philippines – Proud parents cheered on as their sons and daughters graduated from a hotel internship in Davao City on Friday, November 16. Everywhere, there were cameras clicking and joyous tears. But it was not an ordinary graduation. At l ...

Poe's father-in-law injured as car falls off Greenhills parking building

MANILA, Philippines – The father-in-law of Senator Grace Poe, 83-year-old Teodoro Llamanzares, was injured after his car fell off a parking building at the Greenhills Shopping Center on Sunday, November 18. According to a report from San Juan City ...

Warriors lose back-to-back for first time; Lakers down

LOS ANGELES, USA – The two-time defending champion dropped a nail-biter as the Golden State Warriors bowed to the Mavericks in Dallas in a 112-109 decision in the NBA on Saturday, November 17 (Sunday, November 18, Manila time). Slovenian rooki ...

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs FEU – UAAP Season 81

MANILA, Philippines – It’s now or never for the FEU Tamaraws. In the final game of the UAAP Season 81 elimination round, the 7-6 Tams could lose everything to a team who will gain nothing, the second-seeded Adamson Soaring Falcons. A loss for th ...

PH officials checking condition of Filipinos in wildfire-hit California

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine officials are closely monitoring the raging wildfires in California and checking the condition of Filipinos living there. The so-called Camp Fire in northern California has left at least 71 people dead and more th ...

Facebook News Feed suffers outage

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Facebook users reported that their News Feed was down late Sunday morning, November 18, Manila time. Instead of posts, a white box appeared on the News Feed, with the words: "Something went wrong. Try refreshing thi ...

15 Filipino seafarers stranded in India now back in PH

MANILA, Philippines – Most of the Filipino seafarers stranded in India since June are now back home in the Philippines. In a statement on Sunday, November 18, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said 15 of the 21 stranded seafarers returned t ...

[OPINION] U.S., Philippines: Friends, partners in educational exchange

Every November, the US Departments of State and Education celebrate International Education Week to highlight the benefits of educational exchange. I am proud to report that based on the most recent data, more Filipino and American students are prep ...

U.S. to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days – Trump

WASHINGTON D.C, USA – The United States will make final conclusions by early next week over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi , President Donald Trump said Sunday, November 18, following reports that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had held S ...

Panama prisoners build confession boxes for papal visit

PACORA, Panama – Amid swirling sawdust and the smell of fresh paint, the inmates of a grim Panamanian prison are diligently preparing for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, hoping for forgiveness and praying for freedom. The sound of nails being ...

Tropical Depression Samuel now in PAR

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The tropical depression off Mindanao entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 10 am on Sund ...

De Lima slams Marcos on 2nd anniversary of hero's burial

MANILA, Philippines – On the second anniversary of the hero's burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, detained Senator Leila De Lima said Filipinos must remember that Marcos was not a hero, but a thief. Marcos' remains were quietly transfer ...

[Two Pronged] I love my long-time girlfriend. What to do with my child's mom?

Rappler's Life and Style section runs an advice column by couple Jeremy Baer and clinical psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes. Jeremy has a master's degree in law from Oxford University. A banker of 37 years who worked in 3 continents, he has been train ...

APEC leaders divided after U.S., China spat

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (4th UPDATE) – Asia-Pacific leaders failed Sunday, November 18 to bridge gaping divisions over trade at a summit dominated by a war of words between the US and China as they vie for regional influence. For the first ...

Art could help medical science save your life

"I really do not know anything about death. No one does. But we all know a bit about life and that it is best with love. So I think we move on with that from here." That is what I told a good friend who has just recently been diagnosed ...

What you need to know about the new 'ASAP Natin 'To!'

MANILA, Philippines — Local noontime Sunday variety show of ASAP has gotten a makeover and is set to be revealed to the public for the first time on  Sunday, November 18. From its long-time name ASAP,  the musical show will now be called AS ...

Azkals 3, Timor Leste 2: Breaking down a difficult win

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Why China chose Arroyo over Aquino

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on July 24, 2012. Rappler is republishing this piece in time for Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the Philippines this month. Follow Rappler's special coverage of Xi's state visit to the Phil ...

Duterte changes plans, decides to finish APEC Summit

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte decided to finish the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday, November 18, after Malacañang said he will cut his trip short by one day. Duterte was e ...

Kris Aquino's lawyers: She's incapable of having someone killed

MANILA, Philippines – The lawyers of Kris Aquino early Sunday, November 18, denied allegations that their client had threatened the life of former business partner and talent manager Nicko Falcis. In a statement issued by Divina Law and posted on K ...

Splitting Palawan into 3 provinces may benefit China – analyst

PALAWAN, Philippines – A top international political risk analyst warned Saturday, November 17, that the move to split Palawan into 3 provinces would end up benefitting China's territorial expansion move.  "China would likely welcome the breaku ...

LOOK: Aaron Carter arrives in Manila for November 18 concert

MANILA, Philippines – Kids of the late '90s and 2000s, brace yourselves. Teen sensation Aaron Carter is finally in Manila to perform for Manila-based fans on Sunday, November 18.  Aaron, who first rose to fame when he was barely a tween in the la ...

Warriors' Draymond Green sidelined with toe sprain

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Golden State Warriors said Draymond Green will sit out his team's clash with the Mavericks in Dallas on Saturday, November 17 (Sunday, November 18, Manila time) due to a sprained toe rather than because of any lingering eff ...

Martial law 'needed' because anti-terror law outdated – Año

MANILA, Philippines – If the Philippines had a tougher anti-terror law, martial law would not even be needed in Mindanao, said Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año . "Martial law should be the last resort, ...

IN NUMBERS: NU vs UE – UAAP Season 81

MANILA, Philippines – It's all about pride now as cellar-dwellers National University and University of the East battle it out in the hopes of ending their lackluster season on a high note.  The NU Bulldogs (3-10) had hoped to climb up the ranks b ...

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

ROME, Italy – Italy wants to renegotiate a deal to loan all of its Leonardo da Vinci paintings to France's Louvre to mark 500 years since his death, Italian media reported on Saturday, November 17. Junior culture minister Lucia Bergonzoni of the ...

Activists board ship off Spain in palm oil protest – Greenpeace

BARCELONA, Spain – Greenpeace said Saturday, November 17 6 of its activists boarded a tanker off Spain loaded with "dirty" palm oil to protest against a nature-damaging commodity found in everything from soap to biscuits. The activists, from count ...

India's flashpoint temple, off limits to women

SABIRAMALA, India – The stage is set for a fresh showdown in India with traditionalists aiming to prevent women from gaining entry to the Sabarimala temple, one of Hinduism's holiest sites. In September India's top court ruled that women of all ag ...

'Yellow vest' protests against Macron snarl traffic across France

PARIS, France – Thousands of people blocked roads across France Saturday, November 17 in a "yellow vest" movement against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into widespread protest against stagnant spending power under President Emmanuel Macr ...

Central Africa ex-militia leader extradited to ICC for trial

BANGUI, Central African Republic – Central African Republic (CAR) lawmaker and former militia leader Alfred Yekatom was extradited to The Hague Saturday, November 17 to stand trial in the International Criminal Court probing war crimes and crime ...

Thai authorities retrieve ship after fatal Phuket capsizing

BANGKOK, Thailand – A ship that capsized in July off the coast of Thailand's tourist hotspot Phuket – leaving dozens of Chinese tourists dead – was plucked out of the sea on Saturday, immigration officials said. In July, the Phoenix was ca ...

Pacquiao to train full blast vs Broner in U.S.

MANILA, Philippines – After celebrating his 40th birthday on December 17, Manny Pacquiao will go full blast with his training for his defense of the World Boxing Association welterweight crown against Adrien Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand i ...

Peacekeeper, priest killed in restive Central Africa

BANGUI, Central African Republic – A peacekeeper died after an attack on a United Nations (UN) base in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) and a priest was burnt to death, the UN and Catholic Church said Saturday, November 18 after sectar ...

Durham's chase for PBA title doesn't end in 3rd heartbreak

MANILA, Philippines – The third time wasn't the charm for Meralco's Allen Durham. But the two-time Best Import will keep on chasing that elusive PBA title even after the Bolts got the boot from the Alaska Aces in 4 games of their best-of-five semif ...

Cambodia genocide verdict a signal to other perpetrators – U.S.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The US has welcomed Cambodia's landmark genocide verdict and said it served as a warning that perpetrators of mass atrocities, "even those at the highest levels", will eventually face justice for their crimes. A war crimes t ...

Depleted Azkals halt Timor Leste for 2nd win

MANILA, Philippines – The undermanned Philippine Azkals rode on their opening win momentum to escape cellar-dweller Timor Leste, 3-2, in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup on Saturday, November 17 at the Kuala Lumpur Stadium in Malaysia. ...

Anti-ISIS coalition raids kill 43 in east Syria

BEIRUT,  Lebanon – Air strikes by the US-led coalition Saturday, November 17 killed 43 people, mostly civilians, in a holdout of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a Britain-based monitor said. Seventeen children were among 36 IS family me ...

Heartbreak healed: NU Pep Squad completes comeback

MANILA, Philippines – In 2017, the NU Pep Squad was on top of the world of cheerdancing. The powerhouse crew was gunning for a rare UAAP Cheerdance Competition title five-peat and stood as heavy favorites to actually do it in Season 80. However, t ...

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Ex na text nang text, crush na hanggang 'hahaha' lang

Editor's Note: Rappler's Life & Style section will be publishing an advice (you can also call it an intervention) column penned by @LolaSaturnina of Twitter snark fame. So if you're in the mood to snap out of your tanga, need re-affirmation, or j ...

Pence says U.S. to partner in Papua New Guinea military base

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – The United States said Saturday, November 17 it will join forces with Australia in the development of a new naval base in Papua New Guinea, a project seen as a move to curb China's influence in the Pacific. Australi ...

Never without their smartphones: a global revolution

PARIS, France – At the sharp end of conflict in Syria, in a schoolchild's bag in Kenya, whether fighting deadly diseases or studying forestry, the smartphone has become ubiquitous in just over a decade. This year, the number of users is expected t ...

Greek silk road town finds itself back in fashion

SOUFLI, Greece – Inside the machine-crammed Mouhtarides factory near the Greek-Turkish border, Ioanna Pistola deftly spins a silk thread in a loom, ignoring the deafening noise around her. "I've been working in this hall for 20 years," the middle-a ...

Iraq president visits Iran

TEHRAN, Iran – Iraq's new President Barham Saleh made his first official visit to neighboring Iran on Saturday, November 17, calling for "a new order in the region." Saleh met his counterpart Hassan Rouhani to discuss trade, transport links and ef ...

Alaska boots out Meralco for first finals in two years

MANILA, Philippines – For the first time in two years, Alaska is playing in a PBA finals. The Aces puffed enough gas to hack out a 99-92 win over Meralco and wrap up their best-of-five semifinals series in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup in 4 games at ...

Why the lower UAAP cheerdance prize?

MANILA, Philippines – A whopping 85% has been slashed in the cash prizes of the UAAP Cheerdance Competition this season. Some fans surmised: Was it due to inflation? The champion's prize last season amounted to P340,000 , but it was reduced to P50 ...

Philippines, Papua New Guinea ink deal on agriculture cooperation

MANILA, Philippines – The governments of the Philippines and Papua New Guinea signed a deal on agriculture cooperation on Friday afternoon, November 16 at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit. The memorandum ...

Alaska import Mike Harris treats kids to fastfood joint

MANILA, Philippines – Alaska import Mike Harris has been applauded by PBA fans, but it's not exactly for basketball reasons. The Aces' prized reinforcement has gone viral after a video of him treating children at a popular fastfood joint surfaced o ...

IN PHOTOS: Christian Bautista and Kat Ramnani's Bali wedding

MANILA, Philippines – Singer Christian Bautista and communications executive Kat Ramnani tied the knot on Saturday, November 17 in a picturesque wedding in Bali. The intimate ceremony was attended by the couple's family and friends, including Chris ...

Tropical depression set to enter PAR on November 18

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The tropical depression located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is expected to enter ...

Petron, Generika-Ayala sustain hot streaks

MANILA, Philippines – Petron and Generika-Ayala kept their hot streaks going as they crushed their respective foes in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference on Saturday, November 17, at the Caloocan Sports Complex. The Blaze Spikers domi ...

IN PHOTOS: All the fun and funky in the 2018 UAAP cheerdance

MANILA, Philippines – The UAAP Cheerdance Competition again left fans in awe with towering pyramids, daring flips, tough stunts, and more funky moves.  But it turned out to be a season of comebacks (or comebarks) as the NU Pep Squad wowed with a ...

'All you have to do is start': Bloggers on content creation in the social media age

Blogging and content creation as a practice is markedly different now compared to its early days. During a panel discussion at Social Media Week 2018 on Friday, November 16, host Ace Gapuz talked with bloggers Noemi Lardizabal Dado, Kenneth Surat, ...

Artists' group: PNP, DILG have no right to meddle in 'Ang Probinsyano'

MANILA, Philippines – A group of artists have spoken out against statements from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) against the long-running teleserye FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, pointing ou ...

School spirit overflows as UAAP Cheerdance 2018 dominates Twitter

MANILA, Philippines – Comeback is real for the National University. After finishing 5th last year, the NU Pep Squad reclaimed the throne to snatch the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance title on Saturday, November 17. Shortly after all 8 squads performed th ...

5 soldiers killed in Sulu while rescuing hostages from Abu Sayyaf

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Saturday, November 17, that 5 soldiers were killed and 23 others were injured while troops were trying to rescue hostages from terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.  The soldiers were s ...

NU Pep Squad reclaims UAAP cheerdance crown

MANILA, Philippines – That’s how you make a comeback. After a dismal fifth-place finish last year, the NU Pep Squad rose back from the dead to reclaim the UAAP Cheerdance Competition championship on Saturday, November 17, at the Mall of Asia Are ...

Alejano to Duterte: You're selling PH to China, you don't know patriotism

MANILA, Philippines – After President Rodrigo Duterte likened the Magdalo group of soldiers to terror group ISIS, Gary Alejano clapped back and said the commander-in-chief doesn't know patriotism selling Philippine territory to China.  Alejano, wh ...

Wreck of Argentine submarine found year after going missing – navy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The wreckage of an Argentine navy submarine that exploded and disappeared one year ago with 44 crew on board was located in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, November 16, the navy said. (READ:  No trace of Argentina sub, 12 ...

Robredo: Imelda Marcos' P150K bail is 'mockery of justice system'

MANILA, Philippines – A mockery of the justice system. This was how Vice President Leni Robredo described the temporary freedom that the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan gave graft convict Imelda Marcos. Marcos has been convicted of 7 counts of gra ...

Eco group slams Mimaropa Festival's balloon releasing activity

PALAWAN, Philippines – Zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition on Saturday, November 17, slammed the balloon releasing activity during the kickoff ceremony of the 4th Mimaropa Festival , saying it was "no laughing matter," as it harms marine ...

Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers

LOS ANGELES, USA – Kyrie Irving scored 23 of his 43 points in the 4th quarter and overtime as the Boston Celtics made a statement with a 123-116 victory over the NBA's Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors on Friday, November 16 (Saturday, ...

LeBron sends shoutout to Romeo Travis: 'Keep going, Lucky Lefty'

MANILA, Philippines – The 50-point explosion of Magnolia import Romeo Travis didn't go unnoticed by his "brother" LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar gave a shoutout to his buddy after Travis hit the half-century mark in a 112-108 Magno ...

U.S., China in APEC cruise ship clash on trade, influence

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (3rd UPDATE) – China and the US crossed swords Saturday, November 17, ahead of an APEC summit , dueling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "checkbook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for th ...

From duets to sea disputes: When Chinese presidents visit Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the Philippines from November 20 to 21 is the fourth by a Chinese president since Manila and Beijing established diplomatic relations 4 decades ago. Three Chinese presidents have visite ...

Number of missing jumps to more than 1,000 in California fire

LOS ANGELES, USA – The number of people missing in a devastating wildfire in northern California jumped to more than 1,000 on Friday, November 16, authorities said, as the remains of 8 other victims were found by rescuers. Butte County Sheriff Kor ...

Paul Desiderio nearly missed the Maroons' historic moment

MANILA, Philippines – Paul Desiderio could have missed the historic moment.  Had the veteran guard opted to skip his final playing year, he would have lost the chance to be part of the gritty University of the Philippines team that snapped a 21- ...

Duterte to skip APEC events due to 'urgent domestic developments'

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Saturday, November 17 said President Rodrigo Duterte will leave the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit early due to "urgent domestic developments." In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson and ...

Protectionism 'doomed to failure': China's Xi says in swipe at U.S.

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday, November 17, ahead of an APEC summit at which US-China trade tensions are likely to take center stage. In a ...

Nuggets bolster staff with WNBA star Sue Bird

LOS ANGELES, USA – Sue Bird, a four-time Olympic champion with the United States and an 11-time WNBA All-Star, has joined the front-office staff of the Denver Nuggets, the NBA team said Friday, November 16. "We are very excited to have Sue join ou ...

PCG seizes ship loaded with alleged smuggled rice

MANILA, Philippines – A vessel containing more or less 50,000 bags of allegedly smuggled rice was found in Tonquil, Sulu on Thursday, November 15. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) , acting on a directive to confirm reports of the Customs Intell ...

Dementia's hidden darkness: Violence and domestic abuse

Every week in my neurology clinic, I see patients and their families who are dealing with the realities of dementia. Of the many people I encounter, these three stories highlight a growing health issue that I feel is neglected – the complex relatio ...

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder – report

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded Saudi's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post reported Friday, November 16, citing people c ...

PROFILE: Shades of Duterte in China's Xi Jinping

MANILA, Philippines – Both sons of public officials, they rose through the ranks, vowed to stop corruption, and became the most powerful leaders their countries have seen in decades.  While they have different contexts, Chinese President Xi Jinpin ...

Año scolds DILG exec advocating for revolutionary government

MANILA, Philippines – Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año  scolded DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing, after the latter publicly expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of a revolutionary ...

Non-ratification of Bangsamoro Law may leave 'fertile ground for extremism'

MANILA, Philippines – If efforts to block the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) are successful or if the law is not ratified, violent extremism will flourish in Mindanao, Chief Presidential Adviser Jesus Dureza warned. Dureza expressed this view as he e ...

Taiwanese puppet master fights to save dying art

TAIPEI, Taiwan – At 87 years old, Taiwanese glove puppeteer Chen Hsi-huang is the star of a new documentary which reflects his determination to revive the dying traditional craft and a late-life renaissance as a high-profile promoter of the art fo ...

U.S. judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access

WASHINGTON, USA – A federal judge Friday, November 17, ordered the White House to reinstate the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, whose pass was revoked after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump. Judge Timothy Kelly issued a ...

[OPINION] To Yesha and the Ramos children

There is nothing more painful than the untimely passing of someone we know. For the bereaved family and his relatives, it is unbearably painful knowing that he is gone forever, never to return.  But for someone whose death is as unnatural and unjust ...

A day to remember for Romeo Travis

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – November 16, 2018 is a date Magnolia import Romeo Travis would probably never forget. Not only did Travis help the Hotshots return to the PBA Governors' Cup finals for the first time since 2014, he did so by dropping a ...

NBI nabs 57 bet collectors of illegal 'Peryahan' stations in QC

MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested 57 "kubradores" or bet collectors during a raid of 5 "Peryahan ng Bayan" venues operating illegally in Quezon City, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PC ...

Ben Mbala almost played for Magnolia vs Ginebra

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Ben Mbala almost debuted in the PBA for the Magnolia Hotshots. The former two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player served as a backup for Hotshots import Romeo Travis in case Barangay Ginebra forced a do-or-die Game 5 in thei ...

Kris Aquino denies threatening Nicko Falcis

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino said she never threatened Nicko Falcis’ life. Falcis is Aquino’s former business partner and talent agent, who is now facing 44 counts of qualified theft after Aquino alleged he used a corporate credit card for ...

Rohingya say prayers of thanks after repatriation halted

BALUKHALI, Bangladesh – Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladeshi refugee camps gave prayers of thanks Friday, November 16, after threatened repatriations back to Myananmar were halted. None of the 720,000 Rohingya who fled Myanmar after a military c ...

‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’ review: Hard to forget

A man wakes up naked beside a woman.  He looks at her with confusion, perhaps unable to recall who she is or how he got to that point where he is waking up beside a stranger. He sneaks his way back into his clothes ...

Duterte to Papua New Guinea: Don't let multinational firms take over

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may bristle when leaders of other countries comment on ...

DILG to sue ‘Ang Probinsyano’ if plot is not changed

MANILA, Philippines – A day after Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año made public his displeasure with the way cops are portrayed in the teleserye  FPJ's Ang Probinsyano , the agency said it was consideri ...

Travis hits 50 as Magnolia dethrones Ginebra to reach finals

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Magnolia needed every bit of Romeo Travis' 50 points to dethrone Barangay Ginebra with a 112-108 win and reach the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals at the Ynares Center here on Friday, November 16. After firing a PBA care ...

FACT CHECK: Duterte wrongly claims ICC judges are all 'white'

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out against the International Criminal Court (ICC), this time claiming its judges are all Caucasians and thus are likely pedophiles. "Sabi ko, sino yung mga judges ninyo diyan? Bakit ...

Duterte to skip last day of APEC summit

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will miss an entire day of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) events after deciding to fly home a day early from Papua New Guinea. Duterte was supposed to depart from Port Moresby, wh ...

Sara Duterte's group disowns Tapang at Malasakit DDS Europe

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's Tapang at Malasakit Alliance on Friday, November 16, distanced itself from the November 2 gathering in Milan, Italy, which was reportedly organized by a group bearing a similar name. In an a ...

12 planners to make 2019 the best year ever

MANILA, Philippines – Christmas season is finally here, bringing along with it Jose Mari Chan tunes, colorful parols, endless sales, and yes, a bunch of new planners for those who hope to make the upcoming year their best year ever. From the classi ...

Duterte belittles ASEAN-Australia event: What will they feed us, kangaroo?

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte belittled a recent summit between Southeast Asian countries and Australia, saying he decided to skip it  because it was just an "informal" summit anyway. He was speaking of the "informal ...

Azkals’ Luke Woodland out of Suzuki Cup

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals are down to 22 men as Luke Woodland is out for the rest of the Philippines’ campaign in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup due to a foot injury.   The Buriram United defender will be side ...

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