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December 10, 2018 3:24 AM Lacson: filipinos p71,000 in debt as they face the year of the earth pig

The coming year may be a happy one only for those who continue to benefit from the pork barrel system - and a burdensome one for the rest of the Filipinos. Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said every Filipino, even those born just now, is already saddled with a whopping P71,000 debt, no thanks largely to the corrupt pork barrel system. "2019: Year of the Earth 121

December 9, 2018 9:44 AM Social media platforms urged to be 'better gatekeepers'

Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach MANILA, Philippines – Journalism and free speech have exponentially been affected by the rise of lies and disinformation on social media. But is regulating it the solution? This was the point of the discussion 113

December 8, 2018 6:59 AM Villar sponsors DA's proposed P122 billion budget

Sen. Cynthia Villar today sponsored in the Senate the proposed P122 billion proposed budget of the Department of Agriculture for 2019. Villar, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, said DA's budget is 3.34 percent of the proposed national budget amounting to PhP3.757 trillion. "We are hopeful, Mr. President, that the proposed 2019 budget of DA will realize 116

December 7, 2018 9:04 AM Japan electronics company Pioneer bought by Hong-Kong fund

Pioneer, known for its audio equipment as well as car electronics systems, says Baring Private Equity Asia agreed on a 102-billion-yen ($904 million) plan to revive the struggling Tokyo-based company TOKYO, Japan – Japanese electronics firm Pioneer said Friday it will become a wholly owned unit of a Hong Kong-based fund to rebuild itself in a deal worth 119

December 7, 2018 8:28 AM Kevin Hart out as Oscars MC over anti-gay tweets

'I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I've addressed this several times,' Kevin says LOS ANGELES, USA – US comedian and actor Kevin Hart abruptly withdrew from hosting the Oscars Thursday night, December 6, amid flack for past homophobic and anti-gay tweets. Two days after announcing he had landed what he called a dream 120

December 7, 2018 2:16 AM Lacson: Declining 'Pork' is the Answer to 'Misplaced Generosity'

If the "pork" in Pampanga and Camarines Sur worth some P4.3 billion stemmed from a "misplaced gesture of generosity," the beneficiaries can show good faith by declining such amounts, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said. Lacson issued the advice after House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said the allocations were a show of "misplaced generosity" to public 124

December 5, 2018 10:31 AM Weekly prizes await new RGMA Pera Sorpresa winners

This Christmas season, Radio GMA’s nationwide proof-of-purchase (POP) promo RGMA Pera Sorpresa is back with a new and exciting season with bigger and more prizes to be given away weekly. For eight (8) weeks starting November 26, Pera Sorpresa will draw sixteen (16) weekly winners which will receive P1,500 from each of the 15 RGMA areas (Manila, Tuguegarao 133

December 5, 2018 4:09 AM US comedian Kevin Hart to host Oscars

The actor and comedian takes on the hosting job after Jimmy Kimmel LOS ANGELES, USA– US comedian and actor Kevin Hart announced on Tuesday, December 4, that he would be hosting the 91st Academy Awards in February. "For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same...," Hart wrote in an Instagram post. "I said that it would 99

December 2, 2018 9:39 AM CA orders Pagcor to grant license for Waterfront casino

The Court of Appeals upholds a previous ruling of a Manila court, saying that Waterfront submitted all requirements and Pagcor must act on its application MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld a Manila court ruling which ordered the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to issue a provisional license to Waterfront Philippines 105

December 1, 2018 5:30 AM IN NUMBERS: Global HIV/AIDS cases still on the rise

The number of HIV-positive individuals continues to rise globally despite maximum efforts done to suppress the disease MANILA, Philippines – The world has seen a continued spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic over the past 3 decades. The number of people living with HIV/AIDS has increased 98