No reported Filipino casualty in Indonesia suicide bombings: DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said no Filipino fatality has been reported in the wake of the series of suicide bombings in Indonesia that claimed a number of lives. The bombings took place in Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya. In a statement, the DFA, through the Philippine embassy in Jakarta, said it is now in touch with members of the Filipino community in the city. Meanwhile, the DFA advised the more than 250 Filipinos residing in Surabaya to remain vigilant and to limit their movement until the…

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20K skilled, semi-skilled PH workers to be deployed to Kuwait

Some 20,000 skilled and semi-skilled Filipino workers are ready to be deployed to Kuwait, Malacañang said on Tuesday. “So there are 20,000 expected po na made-deploy ngayon sa (to be deployed to) Kuwait na (who are) skilled and semi-skilled workers,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing. Roque’s statement comes after the Philippines and Kuwait signed on Friday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the protection of Filipino workers in the Gulf state. However, he did not give further details about the exact date on when the 20,000 skilled and semi-skilled Filipino…

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Resign or be fired : Duterte to 2 Assistant Secretaries

Two assistant secretaries allegedly involved in corruption have been asked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to resign or face getting sacked, Malacañang said on Tuesday. “The President has advised two Assistant Secretaries to tender their resignations or face termination for corruption,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing before joining President Rodrigo R. Duterte in a send-off ceremony of Filipino scientists who will be conducting maritime research in the Philippine Rise. Roque said that the two assistant secretaries who were asked to resign are Department of Justice (DOJ)…

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Pres. Duterte, SAP Go visit wake of ex-Senator Angara

President Rodrigo R. Duterte, together with Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday visited the wake of the late statesman Edgardo Angara in Taguig City. Duterte and Go arrived around 12:30 a.m. at the Heritage Park and were received by Senator Sonny Angara and his mother, Gloria Manalang-Angara. Go said the president went straight from a meeting in Malacañang to pay his last respects to the late senator. At the wake, he said the chief executive talked with Angara’s children. “Nagkuwentuhan lang po with his (former Senator Edgardo’s)…

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Double amputee who his lost his feet climbing Everest 43 years ago finally reaches summit

The first time Xia Boyu tried to climb Mount Everest, he lost his feet. It was 1975, and Boyu was headed up the mountain with a Chinese national mountaineering team. They had made it to 8,600 meters (about 28,215 feet), but that’s when a nasty winter storm set in. For two days and three nights the team endured subzero temperatures, made worse for Boyu, who decided to loan his sleeping bag to a fellow climber who had fallen ill. By the end of the unsuccessful climb, his feet were numb…

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MH370 Malaysia Airlines Captain ‘Deliberately Evaded Radar,’ Crashed Plane in Murder-Suicide, Investigators Say

The captain of the MH370 Malaysia Airlines flight “deliberately evaded radar” and crashed the plane in a murder-suicide that killed 239 passengers more than four years ago, according to aviation experts. The mysterious disappearance of the Boeing 777 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has puzzled the world, but a panel of investigators claim they have worked out what happened on board the flight in 2014. Appearing on Australia’s 60 Minutes, the team of investigators, which included a man who led the search for two years, said Captain Zaharie Amad…

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Highlights | Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Game 1 of the Western Conference finals

[WATCH] Highlights from Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Subscribe to keep updated : MLG Highlights Channel

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Oil prices surge by over P-1 per Liter

After the slight rollback in pump prices last week, the oil firms announced a more-than-one-peso-per-liter increase on prices of diesel and gasoline, effective Tuesday, May 15. Effective 6 a.m., Petron, Jetti, Phoenix Petroleum, Seaoil, Caltex, Pilipinas Shell, and Flying V will implement a price increase of PHP1.10 per liter for gasoline, and PHP1.20 per liter for diesel. Likewise, Petron, Seaoil, Pilipinas Shell will sell kerosene for an additional PHP0.95 per liter. The oil firms said the price adjustments reflect the movements in the international petroleum market. International media reports have…

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Why did Duterte skipped voting on Barangay Election?

Finding himself in a situation where he had to choose only one side from among his supporters, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Tuesday his decision to skip the 2018 barangay (village) elections was “purely political.” “Lahat ‘yung tumakbo, kaibigan ko, almost all were my supporters during the last election,” he told reporters in Taguig City during his visit to the wake of the late former Senator Edgardo Angara. “They would never believe that nagboto ako o hindi sa kanila.” Duterte said he did not want to becloud the minds of his supporters…

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Pres. Duterte’s PH Rise trip ‘symbolic and assertive’: Roque

The trip of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to the Philippine Rise (formerly Benham Rise) to send off Filipino scientists who will conduct maritime research is both “symbolic” and “assertive”, his spokesperson said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark as Duterte is set to lead on May 15 the research team’s send-off ceremony which commemorates the 2012 United Nations (UN) declaration that the undersea feature is part of the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone and extended continental shelf. The send-off ceremony also falls on a day before the first anniversary…

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