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VATICAN CITY — Survivors of clergy sex abuse on Wednesday demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and accountability for religious superiors who cover up for rapists, setting a confrontational tone on the eve of Pope Francis’ high-stakes abuse prevention summit.

The victims also demanded to meet with Francis himself, but had [...]

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 10:12:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

Willing themselves to get back on track, the Ateneo Lady Eagles on Wednesday withstood a tenacious stand by University of Santo Tomas to pull off a 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 triumph in Season 81 of the UAAP Women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.

It was a great bounce [...]

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 9:40:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday that he had urged his eldest son to stay out of the ring after the 19-year-old’s forays into fighting made the young man’s mother cry.

Pacquiao, the only fighter to win world titles in eight different weight divisions, said he and his wife [...]

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 9:40:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

The waiting area was abuzz even before media was led into the hall, where photographers and TV crew quickly angled for a good vantage point.

The frenzy wasn’t for the benefit of a visiting foreign dignitary or a Hollywood actor on a publicity tour. It was all for Catriona Gray, [...]

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 9:38:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday signed a law giving all Filipinos access to health care services.

The Universal Health Care Act expands PhilHealth coverage to include all citizens of the Philippines, and its services to provide members free medical consultation, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic requirements.

The President hailed the [...]

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 9:36:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
At least P24 million worth of counterfeit cigarettes were seized in a series of raids jointly conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Bureau of Customs Southern Mindanao office on six warehouses in the Chinatown district here early yesterday morning. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
There are two people President Duterte fears most : his daughters, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Veronica nicknamed “Kitty,” his child with long-time partner Honeylet Avanceña. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Residents of Luzon, including Metro Manila, should brace for a hotter dry season due to El Niño, which is expected to become full-blown by the end of this month, the state weather agency warned yesterday. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The proposal of National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema to strip “anti-government” or “rebellious” students of government scholarships was met with criticism both from the administration and the opposition for being violative of laws, particularly on freedom of speech and of expression. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The proposal of National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema to strip “anti-government” or “rebellious” students of government scholarships was met with criticism both from the administration and the opposition for being violative of laws, particularly on freedom of speech and of expression. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source