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February 16, 2018 11:29 PM Roque: PH to seek changes in way marine sites are named

While saying it’s not a big deal, the Palace spokesperson on Friday said the government would seek changes in the process of naming undersea features, like those found in the Philippine (PH) Rise. Harry Roque said the current process being followed by the UN-linked agency International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) in naming undersea features was controlled 11

February 16, 2018 10:38 AM Presence of US warship in PH a ‘breath of fresh air’ for Pinoys

For Senator Panfilo Lacson, the presence of a US warship in the country was a “breath of fresh air” for Filipinos. On Friday, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrived in Manila for a port visit. “Not being pro USA and anti-China, the presence of USS Carl Vinson in the West Philippine Sea is a breath of fresh air for those of us, pro Philippines 4

February 16, 2018 8:41 AM College named for John Glenn to honor widow’s 98th birthday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Admirers of Annie Glenn will be able to watch a videotaped 98th birthday tribute to her online and leave the widow of astronaut John Glenn well wishes. A spokesman for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University says faculty and staff will tape the greeting Friday at a private birthday celebration in her honor 12

February 15, 2018 5:06 PM Jaycee Marcelino savors championship feeling with PCCL crown

It’s been more than two months since Lyceum lost to San Beda in the championship series of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. During that gap, Jaycee Marcelino never stopped working to stay on track. And on Thursday, Marcelino’s grind paid off as he led the Pirates to the national title of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League against 3

February 15, 2018 11:20 AM 100 pizzas and counting: German police probe pizza stalker

BERLIN (AP) — German police are investigating a case of severe pizza stalking in the western town of Dortmund. Police are looking for someone who’s bombarded a lawyer by sending scores of pizzas to his office. They said Wednesday the annoyed lawyer pressed charges in January but told them he had no idea who was behind the unwanted food deliveries 4

February 15, 2018 9:22 AM Bam Aquino hits Palace’s ‘flip-flopping’ on China, Benham Rise

Senator Bam Aquino slammed Malacañang on Thursday for flip-flopping on issues involving Benham Rise and China. “Ang bilis namang nagbago ang ihip ng hangin sa Palasyo (How fast the winds change at the Palace),” Aquino said in a statement. “Noong Miyerkules lang, nagprotesta tayo sa ginawang pagpangalan ng China sa ilang bahagi ng Benham Rise. Ngayon 3

February 14, 2018 12:27 PM ‘Call of Duty’ film approaches ‘Sicario 2’ director

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard is taking steps to get a “Call of Duty” adaptation underway, with “Sicario 2” director Stefano Sollima said to be in talks over the project. Italian director Stefano Sollima, whose first English-language movie arrives in the form of cross-border action movie “Sicario 2: Soldado” this June, is in negotiations to helm a “Call of Duty” film, according 4

February 14, 2018 7:05 AM Manalo named envoy for OFW concerns

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has tapped Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo as his special envoy for concerns related to overseas Filipino workers. Malacañang on Wednesday, February 14, released Manalo's appointment papers signed by Duterte on Tuesday, February 13. Manalo's term began on January 30 this year and will end on January 3

February 14, 2018 2:04 AM Fast-track rehabilitation of Boracay so as not to dampen PH tourism, livelihood of locals -Angara

Senator Sonny Angara has joined the call of the government to fast-track the rehabilitation of pollution-challenged Boracay so as to sustain the country's tourism growth while preserving the beauty of the island. "We have to get our acts together. Boracay attracts 2 million tourists every year and brings in more than P50 billion in annual revenues. It's no less named 4

February 13, 2018 1:29 PM Filipino short film nominated in U.S. film festival

'The Pleasure of Being Served' is nominated for Best Screenplay while Angelita Esperanza is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Brightside Tavern Film Festival in New Jersey MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino short film has been nominated in two categories of the Brightside Tavern Film Festival in New Jersey in the United States. The Pleasure 4