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  • ‘Pepito Manaloto’ cast sparks finale rumors with group photo
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:46 am

    Fans of the hit GMA TV series “Pepito Manaloto” expressed dismay after some of the cast members shared a photo of them huddled for a group hug, which some interpreted as a hint at the show’s upcoming finale. Comedian John Feir, who portrays the role of Patrick in the TV series, showed himself […]

  • Plea bargainer from Tagbilaran City caught with P5.2M shabu
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:42 am

    CEBU CITY, Philippines – Chris Ipanag, 45, worked as a freelance layout artist in Tagbilaran City, Bohol after he was released from jail. On the side, the plea bargainer allegedly continued to sell illegal drugs which led to his re-arrest on Tuesday night. Law enforcers recovered 16 small packs […]

  • Analyst: Marcos and Sara Duterte maintain good relationship
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:42 am

    MANILA, Philippines — A political analyst said it would be too soon to conclude that there is a rift between President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte, even amid an ongoing feud between the President and the latter’s father, former President Rodrigo Duterte. According to […]

  • Chantal Schmidt hopes to score PH’s third Miss Eco International crown
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:38 am

    After Cebuana Maria Gigante successfully brought home the Philippines’ first Universal Woman crown last month, another beauty from the “Queen City of the South,” Chantal Elise Schmidt, hopes to score the country’s third victory in the Miss Eco International pageant. The law student has […]

  • WPS turning into political, partisan issue, says analyst
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:28 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The country’s dispute with China regarding the West Philippine Sea (WPS) is now turning into a political and a partisan issue amid the feud between President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte. This was a political expert’s observation involving […]

  • ‘We are not Fed-dependent,’ ECB chief says on rate cuts
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:24 am

    WASHINGTON, United States — European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde suggested Tuesday that the regulator could lower interest rates before a similar move by the US Federal Reserve, saying “we are not Fed-dependent.” Speaking in Washington on the sidelines of spring meetings at the […]

  • Beef consumption plummets in cattle-crazy Argentina
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:15 am

    BUENOS AIRES  — Beef consumption in Argentina — one of the world’s top producers and consumers of the meat — has fallen to near-record levels amid a biting economic crisis, an industry body said Tuesday. In the first quarter of 2024, beef consumption dropped to its lowest level in three […]

  • UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU nears twice-to-beat, tops UE
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:14 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Far Eastern University staved off also-ran University of the East, 25-17, 17-25, 28-26, 25-19, to move on the cusp of the twice-to-beat incentive in the UAAP Season 86 men’s volleyball tournament Final Four on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Dryx Saavedra led the […]

  • Drilon says now is right time for Quiboloy to face Senate probe 
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:12 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Former Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said it is high time for fugitive and self proclaimed “Appointed Son of God” Apollo Quiboloy to heed the upper chamber’s directives and cooperate with the ongoing investigation into his alleged crimes. Drilon’s […]

  • Donny Pangilinan nangulitaw kuno ni Kathryn Bernardo — Ogie
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:59 am

    NANGULITAW kuno si Donny Pangilinan kang Kathryn Bernardo, apan wa kini nadayon tungod sa wa mahibaw-i nga rason. Kini ang gibutyag ni Ogie Diaz nga miingon nga usa ka insider and nagsulti niini kaniya. Sa una, wa hinganli ni Diaz si Donny ug gi tawag lang ki ni ug “young actor,” sa […]

  • Solomon Islands voters go to polls with China’s influence in focus
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:55 am

    Honiara, Solomon Islands — Solomon Islanders in shanty towns and far-flung islands voted Wednesday in an election that will decide whether their nation draws closer to China — with consequences for the entire South Pacific. In the capital Honiara, voters tramped through a muddy parking lot to […]

  • Canada budget forecasts ‘soft landing’ in 2024, avoiding recession
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:54 am

    OTTAWA — Canada is expecting a “soft landing” this year and will avoid a recession due to slightly improved growth despite relatively high-interest rates weighing on the economy, the government’s federal budget said Tuesday. Economists surveyed by the government “expect the economy to […]

  • Lapu-Lapu: P230M housing project to benefit 200 informal settlers
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:50 am

    LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — At least 200 informal settlers will soon have a chance to have their own home in Lapu-Lapu City. This developed after the Lapu-Lapu City government entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development (DHSUD) […]

  • Año says Alvarez’s Marcos support withdrawal plea illegal, seditious
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines — National Security Adviser Eduardo Año said Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez’s call urging the armed forces to withdraw support from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is “illegal and unconstitutional” and “seditious.” Año criticized the remarks and actions of […]

  • UK inflation falls to lowest level since late 2021 as food prices ease
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:44 am

    LONDON — Inflation in the U.K. fell to its lowest level in two and a half years in March after a further easing in food prices, official figures showed Wednesday, a development which could further pave the way for a welcome cut in interest rates soon. Consumer prices rose by 3.2 percent in the […]

  • Zamboanga native nabbed for stealing cop’s phone in Cebu City
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:43 am

    CEBU CITY, Philippines – A Zamboanga native will be spending time in jail after he allegedly stole a policeman’s mobile phone on Monday, April 15. Arnel Perales Pacaña, 37, was identified based on CCTV recordings. Police Captain Mark Don Alfred Leanza, chief of Abellana Police Station, said […]

  • Dubai reels from floods chaos after record rains
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:37 am

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Dubai’s giant highways were clogged by flooding and airport passengers were urged to stay away on Wednesday as the glitzy financial center reeled from record rains. Huge tailbacks snaked along six-lane expressways after up to 254 millimetres of rain — about two […]

  • UK ticket scam: Taylor Swift fans, thousands of them, duped
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:23 am

    Thousands of fans of pop megastar Taylor Swift have been hit by a wave of concert ticket scams ahead of her tour in the UK later this year, a British bank said Wednesday. At least 3,000 victims are likely to have been tricked into buying fake tickets since July, with over £1 million ($1.24 […]

  • MMDA gearing up for April 30 PUV consolidation deadline
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:17 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday said that it will coordinate with other agencies on the apprehension of drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) that are still unconsolidated after the April 30 deadline. “Siguro mag-uusap pa kami kasi […]

  • Microsoft AutoDev turns developers into AI supervisors
    on April 17, 2024 at 7:05 am

    Technology shifts how people behave, so we must understand how it progresses. Many examples of gadgets started as rudimentary instruments and evolved into advanced devices, like phones, cameras, and televisions. READ: MIT develops faster robot training method In a similar vein, software developers […]