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2 DOJ staff, inmate tag Leila in Bilibid drug trade

MANILA, Philippines – Two former staff members of Sen.

Cold, wet ’ber months – Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines – The public should brace for the “brr” in the “ber” months that are expected to be colder and wet due to the developing La Niña phenomen

PSG beefs up security for First Family

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Presidential Security Group (PSG) has beefed up security for the members of the family of President Duterte amid his relentless

Don’t travel to Singapore, pregnant women told

MANILA, Philippines – Pregnant women are advised to avoid traveling “at the moment” to Singapore and other countries where cases of Zika virus are on the ris

Philippine global innovation rating up by 9 notches

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines improved nine notches to end at 74th among 128 countries in this year’s Global Innovation Index (GII) report.

Sulu state of emergency not needed vs Abus – Rody

MANILA, Philippines – There is no need to declare a state of emergency in Sulu to contain the Abu Sayyaf, President Duterte said yesterday.

Philippines facing human rights calamity – HRW exec

MANILA, Philippines – As the casualties in the government’s war on drugs continue to pile up, the Philippines faces a “human rights calamity,” according to H

Bato: Burn, bomb houses of cops’ attackers

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – Burn their houses. Or throw grenades at them.

PAL transferring several flights to Clark

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Airlines (PAL) is implementing changes in the schedule of some domestic flights beginning today as the carrier prepares to o

China, ASEAN eye Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea —sources - GMA News


GMA News

China, ASEAN eye Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea —sources
GMA News
Amid mounting worries over territorial conflicts in the South China Sea, Chinese and Southeast Asian leaders plan to establish an emergency diplomatic hotline and adopt a joint statement on a Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) to prevent ...
China will be the loser–YasayInquirer.net
Kerry calls on China, Philippines to abide by tribunal ruling on South China SeaChannel NewsAsia
China, Phillipines should abide by tribunal verdict on Southg China Sea: John KerryThe Indian Express
Daily News & Analysis -Business Insider -Sputnik International -Rappler
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Did the electorate allow Marcos burial at Libingan, SC justice asks - GMA News


GMA News

Did the electorate allow Marcos burial at Libingan, SC justice asks
GMA News
Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Perez on Wednesday raised the possibility that the millions of people who voted Rodrigo Duterte into power last May had given their blessing to the latter's campaign promise to bury former President Ferdinand Marcos ...
Carpio: Can public funds be used ...Rappler
MARCOS BURIAL DEBATE | SC starts oral arguments on Libingan ng mga Bayani ritesInterAksyon
SC hears oral arguments today on Marcos burial at LibinganManila Bulletin
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) -Malaya
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Japan typhoon kills 9 in elderly ... - Rappler


Rappler

Japan typhoon kills 9 in elderly ...
Rappler
This picture provided by Tokachi Mainichi Newspaper via Jiji Press on August 31, 2016 shows a house swept down a river at the town of Shimizu in Hokkaido prefecture, after Typhoon Lionrock struck overnight. Tokachi Mainichi / Jiji Press / AFP. TOKYO ...
At least 11 dead as Typhoon Lionrock floods northern JapanDaily Mail
11 dead, 3 missing in northern Japan following powerful typhoonXinhua
At least 11 dead as typhoon pounds JapanNEWS.com.au
Reuters India -The Guardian -Omaha World-Herald -BBC News
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Duterte: No need to declare state of emergency in Sulu - GMA News


GMA News

Duterte: No need to declare state of emergency in Sulu
GMA News
President Rodrigo Duterte is not going to declare a state of emergency in Jolo, Sulu even as government troops have intensified operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group in the area. "Hindi. It's just a punitive police action by the security forces of ...
Duterte won't declare state of emergency after deadly Sulu clashInquirer.net
Philippine Leader Rejects Emergency Power vs ExtremistsNew York Times
15 soldiers killed in clash with AbusThe Manila Times
Sun.Star -International Business Times UK -The Sydney Morning Herald -Philippine Star
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Chris Brown's Legal Problems: A Timeline of Trouble - Billboard


Billboard

Chris Brown's Legal Problems: A Timeline of Trouble
Billboard
Chris Brown's arrest Tuesday (Aug. 30) by the Los Angeles Police Department on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon is the latest entry in a long list of legal problems that have plagued the 27-year-old singer since his 2009 arrest for assaulting ...
Singer Chris Brown arrested on weapons chargeInquirer.net
Surreal standoff ends with Chris Brown under arrest, but the R&B singer says he's the victimLos Angeles Times
Singer Chris Brown arrested after standoff at LA homeGMA News
USA TODAY -Mirror.co.uk -CNN -KTLA
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Singapore urges tests for pregnant women with Zika signs

Singapore urged all pregnant women showing symptoms of fever or rashes to have themselves tested for the Zika virus Wednesday after the number of cases in the city-state soared to 82.

Earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude strikes off Rabaul in Papua New Guinea —USGS

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

Duterte on Mary Jane Veloso: I pray I can do something for her

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he is praying that something can be done for detained overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso.

Brazil senators inch toward Rousseff impeachment vote - Rappler


Rappler

Brazil senators inch toward Rousseff impeachment vote
Rappler
Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff listens to questions during her impeachment trial, at the National Congress in Brasilia, on August 29, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP. BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazilian senators waged an emotional marathon debate Tuesday, ...
Dilma Rousseff impeachment: what you need to know – the Guardian briefingThe Guardian
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces final impeachment voteWashington Post
LT--Brazil-Political CrisisYahoo Sports
Reuters UK -Daily Mail -Yahoo News -Anadolu Agency
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North Korea executes vice premier for education —South

SEOUL — North Korea has executed its vice premier for education, Kim Yong Jin, and has reprimanded two other high-ranking officials, South Korea said on Wednesday.

129 repatriated OFWs from Saudi Arabia arrive in Manila

The 129 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated from Saudi Arabia arrived in Manila on Wednesday morning.

ISIS says spokesman Adnani killed in Syria's Aleppo - Rappler


Rappler

ISIS says spokesman Adnani killed in Syria's Aleppo
Rappler
(UPDATED) Quoting an ISIS 'military source,' the group's news agency Amaq said: 'Sheikh Abu Mohamed al-Adnani... was martyred while surveying operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo' ...
Death of senior leader al-Adnani caps bad month for ISISCNN
Isil founder member killed in coalition airstrike on AleppoTelegraph.co.uk
Death of top Islamic State operative could be keyThe Boston Globe
Los Angeles Times -Jerusalem Post Israel News -The Guardian -The New Yorker
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Obama commutes prison sentences of 111 federal inmates - CBS News


CBS News

Obama commutes prison sentences of 111 federal inmates
CBS News
WASHINGTON D.C. -- President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. Mr. Obama has long called for phasing out strict sentences for drug ...
Duterte 'looking forward' to ...Rappler
Obama must understand problem first before discussing human rights – DuterteGMA News
Duterte to 'lecture' Obama first before talks about UNSun.Star
Business Insider -Inquirer.net -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -CNN Philippines
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US aware of Afghan hostage video, assessing it – State Dept.

The US State Department said on Tuesday that authorities were assessing the validity of a video released by Afghan militants that depicts US hostage Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, who were seized four years ago.

Obama shortens prison sentences of 111 convicts – White House

US President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences of 111 convicts serving time for drug-related offenses in his second round of clemency grants this month, the White House said on Tuesday.

CDC adds Zika-hit Singapore to interim travel guidance list

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it had added Singapore to its interim travel guidance list, following reports of Zika infections in the country.

Talks start at UN on possible Syria sanctions over gas attacks

The UN Security Council began talks on Tuesday on whether to impose sanctions on people or entities linked to two chlorine gas attacks on civilians that the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog blamed on the Syrian government.

Italy rescues 3,000 migrants from Mediterranean as arrivals surge

Some 3000 migrants were saved in the Strait of Sicily in 30 separate rescue missions on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said, bringing the total to almost 10,000 in two days and marking a sharp acceleration in refugee arrivals in Italy.

Trump booster apologizes for Clinton ‘blackface’ tweet

Pastor Marks Burns, a prominent supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, apologized on Tuesday for sending out a tweet that showed a cartoon image of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in blackface.

Islamic State says its spokesman killed in Syria — report

Islamic State spokesman and head of external operations Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of the jihadist group's longest-serving and most prominent leaders, has been killed in Aleppo province in Syria, it said on Tuesday.

North American couple appear in new Taliban hostage video

An American-Canadian couple held hostage by the Taliban for four years have urged their governments to pressure Kabul to change its policy on executions of captured insurgents, according to a new video which surfaced Tuesday.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to hold major peace summit with ethnic rebels

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is launching a major push to end decades of fighting between rebels and the military, with many of the country's myriad armed groups gathering for a peace conference in the capital Naypyitaw.

US offers $3 million reward for man it gave anti-terror training

The United States on Tuesday offered a reward of up to $3 million for information about a former Tajik special operations colonel whom it trained in counter-terrorism before he joined the Islamic State militant group.

Fire hits 28-floor Abu Dhabi tower under construction, 13 injured

Fire swept through a 28-storey skyscraper under construction in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and injured 13 people, the latest in a series of blazes to hit tall buildings in the United Arab Emirates over the last 18 months.

Iraq to support oil output freeze at OPEC meeting — PM

Iraq would support a decision by OPEC to freeze oil output in order to prop up prices, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a news conference in Baghdad on Tuesday.

24 more retrenched OFWs on their way home from Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH — Twenty-four OFWs who lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia due to the slump in oil prices are finally on their way home after they received their unpaid salaries from their former employer.

Duterte to De Lima: Resign, hang yourself - Yahoo Singapore News


Yahoo Singapore News

Duterte to De Lima: Resign, hang yourself
Yahoo Singapore News
As she faces allegations of immorality and protecting drug lords operating from the national penitentiary, President Duterte has advised Sen. Leila de Lima to resign and hang herself. Duterte yesterday told De Lima to resign, a day after Presidential ...

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Emergency fund: Six reasons every OFW needs to know

Every OFW should prepare financially for unforeseen emergencies. 

Pinoys in Singapore urged to take precautions vs. Zika 

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore has urged Filipinos there to take all precautionary measures after thet Singapore government confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection.

DFA suspends issuance of hajj passports amid probe on 177 Indonesians

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay suspended the issuance of hajj passports to Filipino pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia pending the results of an internal probe into the case of the 177 Indonesians arrested for using fake Philippine passports.

Law school confirms Mexican President Peña Nieto copied texts on his thesis - Fox News


Fox News

Law school confirms Mexican President Peña Nieto copied texts on his thesis
Fox News
The university where Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto earned his law degree in 1991 acknowledged that he copied texts and ideas without crediting their authors in his thesis. The PanAmerican University said Sunday that Peña Nieto's failure to ...

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Philippine Madrigal Singers bag top prize at Int’l Choral Competition

The Philippine Madrigal Singers took home the grand prize at the 64th International Choral Competition at Arezzo, Italy.

Trump to give speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday night that he would make a major speech on illegal immigration in Arizona on Wednesday.

Recruitment agency could face stiff penalties over OFW death – POEA

A recruitment agency faces severe penalties if it is proven that the agency failed to meet its obligations to a Filipina domestic helper who died in hospital in Saudi Arabia, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) said on Saturday.  

New ambassadors to UK, Brunei named

A former political envoy and a businessman have been nominated by President Rodrigo Duterte to serve as the country's new ambassadors to the United Kingdom and Brunei, replacing career diplomats whose tours of duty haven't ended in those countries, it was learned Friday.

Manhunt on for four recruiters who duped over 200 OFWs

A manhunt operation has been launched against owners and staff of two travel agencies that allegedly victimized over 200 Filipino workers seeking jobs abroad between March and May this year.

Hillary Clinton to woo Fil-Ams, other Asians in 3 states

Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is focusing an effort to win over Asian American voters on three states where it believes the small but rapidly growing group could make the difference in her race against Republican Donald Trump.

Would-be OFWs warned vs. exiting through Zamboanga, Tawi-Tawi

The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday warned Filipino jobseekers that overseas job offers where they are asked to exit through Western Mindanao are usually scams perpetrated by illegal recruiters.

At least 40 Pinoys in evacuation center after Italy quake

Dozens of Filipinos spent the night in an evacuation center following the magnitude-6.2 earthquake that shook central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 159 people dead and 368 others injured.

No Pinoys hurt in Italy quake –DFA

No Filipinos were injured in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Italy early Wednesday, according to Foreign Affairs spokesperson Charles Jose.