Elton John to end Vegas residency

NEW YORK: Elton John, one of the major musical draws to Las Vegas, will end his residency at Caesar’s Palace next year, the casino announced Monday. The British pop legend will on May 19 close “The Million Dollar Piano,” his show since 2011 at the casino’s Colosseum theater in which he performs his hits to […]

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Business as usual in Tarlac on second day of transport strike

TARLAC: The second day of the transport strike did not gain much attention from jeepney operators and drivers here as they called it business as usual. Most members of jeepney operators and drivers associations continued to transport commuters along the city’s main district to and from all points outside the province. On Monday, several associations […]

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Passenger jeepneys back on Bataan roads

BALANGA City: Passenger jeepneys in Bataan were back on the roads on Tuesday after staging a strike on Monday in opposition to the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program of government. Drivers of jeepneys in the first district of Bataan resumed their regular trips but the few passengers were noticeable as they left the terminals. […]

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Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social media

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Celebrities and everyday people flooded social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. The massive global response was triggered by allegations recently made public against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and abuse dating back […]

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Head of striking transport group faces raps, says LTFRB

THE head of the transport group, which led the two-day strike against the government’s plan to modernize public utility vehicles (PUVs) is facing charges for violating the Public Service Law, an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFB) said on Tuesday. “Another case for George San Mateo… violation of public service law,” […]

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MMDA lifts number coding except in Makati, Las Pinas

AS the nationwide jeepney strike continued on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding scheme to reduce the number of commuters as Malacanang maintained its decision to suspend government work and classes at all levels in both in public and private schools. But the MMDA also cited the “inclement weather” in […]

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Tropical Storm ‘Paolo’ intensifies but won’t affect PH; low pressure area to bring rain–Pagasa

TROPICAL Storm “Paolo” (international name: Lan) intensified slightly although it is not expected to affect any part of the country, the state-run weather bureau said on Tuesday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Paolo was located 885 kilometers (km) east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 85 […]

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Senior separatists held as Madrid piles pressure on Catalonia

A Spanish court has ordered two powerful Catalan separatists to be detained, threatening a further escalation of the political crisis Tuesday as both sides refuse to budge in their high-stakes standoff over the region’s independence bid. Protests broke out in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona on Monday as news spread that Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez were […]

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Lesser number of protesting PUJ drivers on second day of transport strike

THE second day of the two-day transport strike began on Tuesday with a lesser number of public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers participating in the protest against the government’s plan to modernize PUJs. But George San Mateo, president of the Pinagkaisahang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON), is hopeful that the number will increase […]

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Filipino among fatalities in North Carolina wildfire–DFA

AN unidentified Filipino was among the fatalities in the wildfire currently engulfing North California’s wine area, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. “We offer our sincere sympathies and prayers to the family of our kababayan who perished in this horrific fire,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement. The Philippine […]

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