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MACAU—Seoul barged into the semifinals after making easy work of Shandong, 85-73, in the group stage of the Asia League The Terrific 12 Wednesday at Studio City Events Center here in Macau.

The Samsung Thunders topped Group D with a perfect 2-0 record and eliminated the Golden Stars of the Chinese [...]

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 3:22:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

Published @ 5:26 p.m., Sept. 19, 2018 | Updated @ 11:17 p.m., Sept. 19, 2018

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte’s son Paolo on Wednesday sued Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for libel anew, this time for linking him to the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) from China [...]

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 3:17:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

Phoenix picked up where it left off, repulsing struggling Meralco, 96-86, at the resumption of the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Eugene Phelps showed the way for the Fuel Masters, who climbed to 4-1, with 24 points and 19 rebounds.

Calvin Abueva added 16 points and eight rebounds [...]

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 2:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

Authorities on Wednesday filed criminal charges against 13 suspects and several others tagged in the explosion in Sultan Kudarat on September 2.

Charges of double murder with multiple frustrated murder were filed against Esmael Pendatun Nawal (alias Gary), Esmael Abdulmalik (alias Abu Turaife), Imam Animbang (alias Kagul Karialan), Ismael Abubakar (alias [...]

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 1:56:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said the local government implemented preemptive evacuation in the landslide area before the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong. [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 1:55:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

Beauty queens Michele Gumabao and Eva Patalinjug on Wednesday said they have dreams of becoming the country’s president to address issues in the country.

Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018 winner Michele Gumabao said if she becomes president she wants to be the voice of the Filipino people and to heighten nationalism in [...]

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 1:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Commission on Human Rights said its Metro Manila office has received complaints against Olivar and Uson from the Philippine Federation of the Deaf. [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 1:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
President Rodrigo Duterte said ex-Commission on Audit Commissioner Heidi Mendoza could not lecture him on procurement because he used to be a special tanod bayan prosecutor. [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 10:36:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The United States government has committed to extend assistance to the Philippines in the aftermath of typhoon Ompong, which barreled into the country over the weekend. [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 8:41:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday called a video of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and her blogger friend using sign language as a joke “utterly appalling and unacceptable.” [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 8:22:00 AM, Continue reading at the source