‘Walang monopoly ng husay’: Robredo remembers Jesse on his death anniversary

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:20:17 +0000

‘Walang monopoly ng husay’: Robredo remembers Jesse on his death anniversary

MANILA, Philippines — “Parati niya sa aming sinasabi na una, walang monopoly ng husay, na dapat iyong lahat nabibigyan ng pagkakataon.” This is how Vice President Leni Robredo remembered her late husband, Jesse Robredo, and his leadership on Sunday, seven years after the untimely plane crash that took the life of the then interior secretary.  […]

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3 Filipino senior citizens on their way home from US now ‘missing’ in China

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:51:17 +0000

From left to right: Erlinda Varela Guce, Pacita Varela De Guzman, and Josefina Varela Baysic had been missing for a week after their flight from the United States landed in China for their connecting flight to Manila last August 10. Their families still have no information on their whereabouts. Photo from: John Florencio Gace.

MANILA, Philippines — Three senior citizens who were on their way home to the Philippines from the United States are reportedly missing after making a stopover in China.  John Florencio Guce, son of one of the missing senior citizens, said that 77-year old Pacita Varela De Guzman, 72-year old Erlinda Varela Guce, and 71-year old […]

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Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:45:42 +0000

This combination of Sept. 14, 1986, left, and Aug. 1, 2019 photos provided by NASA shows the shrinking of the Okjokull glacier on the Ok volcano in west-central Iceland. A geological map from 1901 estimated Okjökull spanned an area of about 38 square kilometers (15 square miles). In 1978, aerial photography showed the glacier was 3 square kilometers. in 2019, less than 1 square kilometer remains. (NASA via AP)

REYKJAVIC, Iceland — Iceland on Sunday honors the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. A bronze plaque will be unveiled in a ceremony starting around 1400 GMT to mark Okjokull — which translates to “Ok glacier” — in […]

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China condemns US lawmakers’ support for Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:39:59 +0000

A pro-democracy protester holds eggs as he plan to throw them to the police station during a protest march in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

BEIJING — A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned statements from U.S. lawmakers supportive of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. You Wenze called the comments “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law, a blatant double standard and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.” He says Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people […]

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At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon protest

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:30:01 +0000

Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators march across the Hawthorne Bridge during an "End Domestic Terrorism" rally in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. The group includes organizer Joe Biggs, in green hat, and Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio, holding megaphone. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

PORTLAND, Ore.  — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. They were largely successful. “This was a dynamic event with demonstrators […]

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Angat Dam water level rises, nears minimum operating level

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:23:51 +0000

Water level in Angat, Ipo dams dip despite rainshowers in Luzon

MANILA, Philippines — After falling below critical level in July, Angat Dam slowly regained its water level as it nears its minimum operating level. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) dam bulletin showed that water level at Angat Dam further rose to 177.54 meters as of 6:00 a.m., Sunday. This is 0.37 […]

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LPA, southwest monsoon to bring isolated rain showers in parts of PH

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:30:05 +0000

rain Palace defers gov't work, classes in Metro Manila amid monsoon

MANILA, Philippines —  The southwest monsoon or habagat is expected to bring isolated rain showers in the northern and central part of Luzon, Pagasa said Sunday. Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, and Bataan will experience cloudy skies and isolated thunderstorms and rain showers. Other areas in Luzon will experience […]

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Parts of major roads in MM to close for weekend repairs, reblocking

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:51:42 +0000

Portions of Metro Manila roads to close for weekend repairs

MANILA, Philippines — Parts of several major thoroughfares in Metro Manila, including Edsa, will be closed to vehicular traffic starting Friday night until Monday morning to make way for road reblockings and repairs. In a traffic advisory on Friday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the following roads will be closed from 11 p.m. […]

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LIST: Canceled flights on Aug. 16

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:08:50 +0000

LIST: Canceled flights on Aug. 16

  MANILA, Philippines — Some domestic flights were canceled on Friday afternoon due to bad weather prevailing in their destinations. In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced the cancellation of the following flights: Skyjet M8 911 Manila-San Vicente M8 912 San Vicente-Manila In its daily weather forecast, the weather bureau said Ilocos […]

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Experience, training, insurance could be required on Everest

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 03:25:12 +0000

Experience, training, insurance could be required on Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A Nepal government committee formed after a bad mountaineering season on Mount Everest has recommended requiring climbers to have scaled tall peaks, undergone proper training, and possess certificates of good health and insurance that would cover rescue costs if required. A report by the committee released Wednesday says people must have successfully […]

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