Hoffman accused of exposing himself to 16-year-old

  NEW YORK: Another three women have accused actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including a 16-year-old high school friend of his daughter more than three decades ago, Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported on Thursday. Variety published the accounts from the three women, which the 80-year-old double Oscar winner’s lawyer told the publication were “defamatory […]

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Guerrero: Finishing off terrorists in Mindanao in my term ‘overly ambitious’

ARMED Forces Chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero admitted on Friday that it would be “overly ambitious” to finish off terrorists in Mindanao within his term despite his claim that kidnapping in the region has been reduced to 11 in 2017 from 37 in 2016. “For me to say that we will be able to finish the terrorist problem […]

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Suspension of conditionalities for cash transfer extended to aid Marawi evacuees

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has extended until December 2018 the suspension of the conditionalities for the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program for its beneficiaries who were affected by the Marawi siege. Officer-in-Charge Emmanuel Leyco of the DSWD said the suspension, which would have been lifted after March 2018, has been extended […]

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PSEi drops 1.10% at noon break on profit-taking

STOCK market investors pocketed gains in early trade on Friday following Friday’s run-up. At noon break, the bellwether index was down 92.88 points or 1.10 percent at 8,368.18. The broader All Shares dropped 50.51 points or 1.02 percent to 4,888.03. BDO Capital and Investments Corp. President Eduardo Francisco said traders were in profit-taking mode as the market seemed about […]

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Putin, Trump discuss NKorea in phone call

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump discussed the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program in a phone call Thursday, in which the US president took the unusual step of thanking his Russian counterpart for praising America’s economy. The two heads of state discussed “the situation in several crisis zones, with a focus on solving […]

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EU leaders split on Macron-inspired eurozone overhaul

BRUSSELS: EU leaders will wrangle over ways to forge a stronger eurozone on Friday, with hopes of sweeping reforms dashed by political limbo in Germany and waning interest. Meeting without departure-bound Britain, the bloc’s 27 leaders have been tasked by EU President Donald Tusk to speak freely about their often clashing visions for the single […]

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Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

SYDNEY: Australian institutions “seriously failed” children in their care over decades with tens of thousands sexually abused, the final report from a five-year inquiry said Friday, calling it a “national tragedy.” The government ordered the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in 2012 after a decade of pressure to investigate widespread allegations […]

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Fire hits public school in Taytay; no reported casualties — report

Fire hit a public school in Taytay, Rizal on Friday, according to radio report. As a result, classes in Bagong Pag asa Elementary School were canceled after the fire at 8 a.m. started in a house at the back of the school, the report said. There have been no reported casualties, as of posting time, […]

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3 employees of Manila printing shop die in fire — report

THREE men died in a fire that razed a printing shop in Quiapo, Manila early Friday morning following a night of drinking during a Christmas party, according to a television report. The victims, identified as Joel Iba, 50; Ronald Obiedo, 49; and Benjie Solis, 27, were trapped inside the Lumandas Printing Shop that was padlocked […]

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Classes suspended in areas affected by ‘Urduja’

CLASSES were suspended on Friday in areas affected by Tropical Storm “Urduja” (international name: Kaitak), according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration(Pagasa). A list provided by #WalangPasok showed that there were no classes in: Luzon Albay – all levels (public and private) Biliran – all levels (public and private) Bohol – kinder to […]

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