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  • Calabarzon PNP exec hurt in ambush

    July 21, 2017 4:00 PM

    MANILA, Philippines - An official of the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) police was wounded in an ambush in Antipolo City yesterday. Superintendent Noel Versoza, 50, of the Calabarzon police personnel division was fueling up at a gas station along J.P. Rizal street in Barangay Dela Paz at about 6:15 a.m. when a motorcycle rider wearing

  • Osmeña welcomes exclusion of CSCR from truck ban

    July 21, 2017 2:52 PM 4

    CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña supports the exclusion of the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) from the Talisay City truck ban. “To me, banning the trucks there means you are stopping the distribution of industry into the countryside and that is a bad instinct,” he said. The exclusion of the CSCR from the truck ban was approved by the Talisay City Council

  • Hawaii begins new preparations for a North Korean missile attack

    July 21, 2017 2:50 PM 3

    Hawaii is beginning an education campaign to prepare islanders for what to do in the event of a North Korean missile attack. Tourism boosters say the threat is too improbable to justify a plan that could scare away travelers, but the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency believes preparations cannot wait any longer. "We do not want to cause any undue stress

  • Film, theater director Soxie Topacio passes away

    July 21, 2017 2:35 PM 5

    MANILA -- Renowned theater, film and TV director Soxie Topacio has died, his niece, Zara, confirmed on Friday night. He was 65. Zara said his uncle died because of lung cancer. His family and colleagues at PETA were with him at the hospital, she added. Soxie, or Socrates Hernandez Topacio in real life, was brought to the De Los Santos Medical Center

  • Blast in eastern China kills 2, dozens injured

    July 21, 2017 2:28 PM 4

    The explosion occurs Friday morning and images posted on Chinese media shortly afterward show bloodied victims nursing their injuries as a fire raged through the two-story structure housing one of the restaurants SHANGHAI, China – A liquefied petroleum gas canister explosion tore through 3 restaurants in the eastern China city of Hangzhou on Friday

  • Duterte-Joma Sison word war heats up

    July 21, 2017 2:16 PM 4

    President Duterte lashed at Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison for calling him a bully. “Correct ka diyan! 100 per cent,” Duterte said, in reply to Sison’s statement. “I bully people who want to overthrow the government, that is my job,” Duterte said. “I am here to bully you and to kill you because there’s a war going

  • BSP to release new coins before yearend

    July 21, 2017 12:49 PM 5

    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will start distributing the first batch of new-generation coins before the end of 2017, Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said Friday. “The rollout target for the new generation coins is before the end of the year,” Guinigundo said. The 10-centavo coin will be dropped from the set of new generation coins, he said. The new set will consist

  • Banking sector backs Metrobank to pull through P900 M fraud case

    July 21, 2017 12:21 PM 4

    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says Metrobank is well-capitalized enough to deal with the situation, although it will conduct an investigation into the bank’s internal controls MANILA, Philippines – The country’s banking sector and its regulators have given their vote of confidence to Ty-led Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co (Metrobank) as it deals with the fallout

  • Smart teams up with Starmobile

    July 21, 2017 12:16 PM 3

    Star Telecom Alliance Resources Inc., the Filipino manufacturer of mobile phone brand Starmobile, teamed up with Smart Communications Inc. to offer Voice-over-LTE-capable handsets to the local market. “This is a momentous event and Starmobile is proud to be part of this pioneering effort,” Starmobile chief operating officer Michael Chen said. “Today

  • Que extends ICTSI golf lead to 4 shots with 66

    July 21, 2017 12:01 PM 5

    LIPA City—Angelo Que stumbled with another closing bogey but still hiked his lead to four over Clyde Mondilla with a six-under 66 as he moved 18 holes away from nailing the ICTSI Classic crown at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club here yesterday. Que actually took a six-shot lead to the par-5 18th after another brilliant eagle-spiked round but dumped