August 2019


During the television broadcast of ABS-CBN’s gothic romance “The Killer Bride,” a fresh boat sailed, at least according to several trends on Twitter Thursday night. The pairing or “boat,” as fans call it is between first-time co-stars Joshua Garcia and Janella Salvador, who play Elias and Emma in the primetime series. “The Killer Bride’s” episode on Thursday saw their characters introduced with the arrival of the mysterious Emma in Las


Injury-nagged Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins might miss the entire 2019-20 NBA season with a torn left knee ligament, his agent said Thursday to ESPN. In a significant setback for a squad that added star large man Anthony Davis to four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Cousins experienced Monday’s injury working out in Las Vegas when, according to the article, he “bumped knees” with another player. Agent Jeff

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Consumers ‘ energy bills could fall by the fourth quarter under a fresh law that would save them the burden of paying off National Power Corp’s debts of P450 billion, a lawmaker who pushed for the measure said Friday. Consumers paid a part of the debt each month before the “Murang Kuryente Act,” listed in their bills as “universal charge. “Once the universal charge is withdrawn, a family consuming 200


Indonesia’s crackdown on foreign imported waste has disturbed the village of Bangun, where inhabitants say they gain more cash sorting through trash stacks than growing rice in one-time paddy fields. Indonesia, overwhelmed by a spike in waste tariffs after China closed its doors to foreign waste, tightened import regulations and customs checks and returned hundreds of tons of foreign waste. Green organizations commended the crackdown, but citizens in Bangun say

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The head of the Office of the Public Attorney said Friday that allegations of corruption against her were intended to hurt the cases her department lodged over the fatalities of several kids supposedly caused by Dengvaxia dengue vaccine. A demonstration by unnamed PAO attorneys accused their boss Persida Rueda-Acosta of using office supplies purchase orders to acquire additional funds for their organization. Also accused of using PAO funds for coffins,


The National Investigation Bureau detained Friday Sen. Leila De Lima’s supposed nephew and former assistant, her co-accusedin 2 drug instances, his lawyer said after 2 years in hiding. His lawyer Raymund Palad said Jose Adrian Dera, who supposedly conspired with De Lima to sell illegal drugs at Muntinlupa’s domestic penitentiary, was detained in his Pampanga province home. Dera was also charged with orchestrating the detention of the latter’s daughter on


A gender-neutral bathroom, a lawmaker said Friday, would assist avoid members of the LGBTQ community from running into “unnecessary hazards. ” Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman said she opens herself up to unnecessary hazards by a transgender woman using a men’s bathroom.Trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez, 28, was prevented from using a female comfort room in Quezon City’s mall by a concierge. She was arrested after an unjust vexation complaint was


President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-corruption task force instructed Philippine Charity Sweepstakes board member Sandra Cam Wednesday to send proof that she claims the agency would demonstrate corruption. The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission would issue a memorandum toCam on Wednesday to send PCSO corruption records.Cam previously said she was prepared to present PCSO corruption records to lawmakers as she suspected the participation of the agency’s high-ranking officials. Cam herself was charged with bribery

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Former Secretary of Agriculture Manny Piñol took his oath as the new chairperson of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on Wednesday. Piñol said his new position requires him to “multi-task” on agriculture, trade, trade, international relations, and even safety issues.President Rodrigo Duterte said previously that he wished Piñol to lead the Mindanao development agency because he understands the region’s terrain. Piñol will be chairing MinDA for 6 years. Piñol also


Two magistrates granted Senator Leila de Lima’s application to visit her ailing mother. The opposition politician was permitted to leave her prison cell from Aug. 14 to 15, but according to distinct instructions from the Muntinlupa Regional TrialCourt Branches 205 and 256, she should be back in Camp Crame on or before Aug 16. Branch 205 Judge Liezel Aquiatan and Branch 256 Judge General Gito granted De Lima’s application on