Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara, no casualties

ANKARA: Gunshots were fired early Monday at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies. Six shots were fired at the US embassy, the Ankara governor’s office said, adding that three bullets hit the iron gate and window wall. “There are […]

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Gasoline prices up, kerosene down, none for diesel this week

OIL companies will make another round of adjustments in prices of petroleum products this week. No price adjustments will be made on diesel but the price of gasoline will go up by 30 centavos per liter while kerosene will decrease by 20 centavos per liter. Companies that announced pump price adjustments were Flying V, Petro […]

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‘Da King’ remembered on 79th birth anniversary

FAMILY, friends and fans of the late Fernando Poe Jr. flocked on Monday morning to the Manila North Cemetery to commemorate what could have been “the King” of Filipino cinema’s 79thbirth anniversary. Seasoned actress Susan Roces, Poe’s widow, and daughter Senator Grace Poe, offered Mass while fans, some of who came from the provinces, offered flowers. For […]

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UPDATE: Anti-poverty chief Liza Maza resigns

NATIONAL Anti-Poverty Commission Chief Liza Maza announced her resignation from the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday. “Upon deeper reflection on the events of the past few weeks, as well as the direction in which this administration appears to be heading, I am announcing that I have tendered this morning my irrevocable resignation as Secretary […]

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Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Brazil’s President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit neighbor. The move comes after residents in the border town of Pacaraima clashed violently with Venezuelan migrants, driving them out of makeshift camps. Temer met […]

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Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim – report

Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday. The $380,000 payment was made to Jimmy Bennett, an actor and rock […]

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Typhoon outside PH to enhance monsoon rains over Luzon — Pagasa

LUZON will continue to experience monsoon rains enhanced by Typhoon “Soulik” outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the state-run weather bureau said on Monday. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), an “orange” rainfall warning was raised in Zambales, which means intense rainfall of 15 to 30 millimeters per hour (mm/hr) […]

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#WALANGPASOK: August 20, 2018

CLASSES in parts of Central Luzon were suspended on Monday, August 20, due to the inclement weather. Below is a list as of 7 a.m.: Region 3 (Central Luzon) Hermosa, Bataan – all levels (public and private) Sto. Tomas Pampanga – select schools only Sto. Rosario Elementary School, Moras Elementary School, Sto. Tomas Elementary and […]

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Typhoon outside PH to enhance monsoon rains over Luzon – Pagasa

LUZON will continue to experience monsoon rains enhanced by Typhoon “Soulik” outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the state-run weather bureau said on Monday. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), an “orange” rainfall warning was raised in Zambales, which means intense rainfall of 15 to 30 millimeters per hour […]

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PH economic resilience depends on concerted effort

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. the past week sent all the right signals concerning the Philippine economy’s prospects in the face of looming external threats. This is reassuring, but only if our leaders in other parts of the government follow the BSP’s lead in taking proactive and cooperative steps to maintain the […]

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