Boracay shutdown feared amid virus scare

Credit to Author: Ben Kritz| Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 16:23:11 +0000

BUSINESSES and workers in Boracay fear that the famed tourist spot will again be closed to visitors because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) scare and its devastating effect on the resort island’s business. Over the weekend, when the normally busy island would be packed with peak-season visitors, many establishments were empty or were closed […]

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Heart creates stir with topless photo

Credit to Author: Christina Alpad, TMT| Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 16:21:17 +0000

Multimedia celebrity and visual artist Heart Evangelista went viral online over the weekend after posting a topless photo on Instagram where she has over 5 million followers. The style icon, who had broken into the Paris and New York Fashion Weeks these past years for her impeccable taste and fashion sense, instantly earned praises for […]

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The untold story of the 1986 EDSA Revolution

Credit to Author: CECILIO T. ARILLO| Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 16:20:23 +0000

First of a series If there is anything to learn from the so-called EDSA Revolution 34 years ago last Tuesday, it is that it has not only become a long avenue of questions, regrets and flawed political, social and economic policies but a source of continuing hatred, vengeance and disunity that continue to imperil the […]

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Quo warranto case vs ABS-CBN improper — former chief justice

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 16:19:09 +0000

Retired chief justice Artemio Panganiban on Monday said the quo warranto petition filed against ABS-CBN Corp. by the solicitor general was improper and that there were other remedies available to the network. Panganiban said Congress has the power to review the franchise renewal, but not the high court via a quo warranto proceeding. “Congress can say […]

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Network chief to Duterte: Sorry

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:15:42 +0000

ABS-CBN Corp. finally apologized to President Rodrigo Duterte for its failure to air his political ads during the 2016 campaign period. ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak said Duterte’s camp paid P182 million worth of commercial spots — P117 million for national ads and P65 million for provincial spots. The ads for national spots were aired, but […]

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Stars join ‘Walk of Faith’ as Senate holds hearing

Credit to Author: Christina Alpad, TMT| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:13:02 +0000

Stars and employees of embattled ABS-CBN Corp. were up early on Monday to lend support to their executives, who were grilled at the Senate in connection with the network’s franchise. TV drama “Pamilya Ko” actors — led by Sylvia Sanchez, JM de Guzman, Joey Marquez, Jairus Aquino, Maris Racal and Kiko Estrada — joined the […]

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Malaysia’s PM Mahathir resigns

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:11:04 +0000

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned Monday in a move analysts said appeared to be an effort to form a new coalition and block the succession of leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim. The shock move followed weekend political drama that saw an attempt by Anwar’s rivals within his own “Pact of Hope” coalition — which […]

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Bong Go to ABS-CBN: Be impartial

Credit to Author: Javier J. Ismael| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:08:30 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday demanded impartiality from ABS-CBN Corp. as he denounced the black propaganda aired by the network against then mayor and now president Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 campaign period. Go was referring to the negative advertisement aired by the network against the President, which was paid for by former […]

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House to stakeholders: Submit position papers

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:05:40 +0000

The House Committee on Legislative Franchise has called on all concerned parties to submit their position papers on bills seeking the renewal of ABS-CBN Corp.’s franchise. The panel’s chairman, Rep. Franz Alvarez, said the House of Representatives would start gathering position papers from various stakeholders, concerned individuals and groups. But he clarified that the House […]

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2,500 police deployed for People Power anniversary

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:04:16 +0000

About 2,500 police officers will on Tuesday be assigned to places in Metro Manila where there are programs commemorating the 34th anniversary of the People Power Revolution. The police would be backed by a contingent of soldiers, National Capital Region Police chief. Gen. Debold Sinas said on Monday. “Yes, we are ready, ang ginawa [natin] […]

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