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US Activists: ‘Democratic Party Cared More About Defeating Sanders Than Trump’

By Sputnik News AS hundreds of people protest against the outcome of the election in the US, activists from Socialist Alternative group claim that the Democratic Party should have taken more decisive steps to prevent Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from becoming the new American president. NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Donald Trump’s election as US president is the result of the opposition Democratic […]

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Trump Secures Enough Votes to Win 2016 US Presidential Election – AP Projection

By Sputnik News Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected the next president of the United States, according to the latest projection on Wednesday. Trump has gained 276 electoral votes of the 270 needed to win the US presidency, the Associated Press projected. CBS has also reported that Donald Trump has gained 1 million more votes than Hillary Clinton. It is reported that […]

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Paul Craig Roberts: Vladimir Putin is the leader of the moral world

By Paul Craig Roberts Institute for Political Economy Dear Friends, Vladimir Putin’s remarks at the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club are worth more than a link in my latest column. These are the remarks of a humanitarian political leader, the like of which the world has not seen in my lifetime. Compare Putin to the corrupt war […]

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Passenger caught with box of bullets at the PH main airport

Rufino Rondaris, 79, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. while undergoing mandatory screening procedure after screening officers at the airport’s south wing area found and seized 36 rounds of caliber .25 ammunition in his bag. Rondaris denied owning the bullets and wondered aloud how the bullets ended up on his carry-on bag. He was immediately turned over to the intelligence division of the […]

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PH Supreme Court allows burial of former strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery

THE Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday gave President Rodrigo Duterte the go signal to proceed with the burial of former President and strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery). Voting 9-5, the high tribunal brushed aside the petition of human rights groups and the victims of Marcos’ martial rule seeking the overturn of Pres. Duterte’s decision […]

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Philippine Napolcom iimbestigahan ang kadudadudang pagpatay kay Mayor Rolando Espinosa

MAHIRAP paniwalaan umano ng bayan ang magiging resulta ng imbestigasyon ng Philippine National Police sa kadudadudang pagpatay kay Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa sa loob ng Babybay City Sub-Provincial Jail noong Sabado ng madaling araw kaya ipinagutos ni Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno sa National Police Commission na masusing imbestigahan ang pangyayari. Ayon kay Sueno ang […]

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Philippine President Duterte Orders to Cancel Arms Deal With US

By Sputnik News Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered to cancel an arms deal with the United States on Monday. Duterte cancelled the deal on the purchase of police rifles from the US amid tensions with Washington over US’ accusations of human rights violations in the Philippines. “We will not insist on buying expensive arms from the United States. We can always get them somewhere else. I am ordering […]

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Duterte’s Words Point to ‘Serious Shift’ in Foreign Policy Toward Russia, China

By Sputnik News STUNG by the US State Department’s decision to cancel the sale of 26,000 assault rifles for the Philippine police, the country’s President Rodrigo Duterte called those responsible for the decision “monkeys” and “fools.” “Look at these monkeys, the 26,000 firearms we wanted to buy, they don’t want to sell,” Duterte said during a televised speech on Wednesday. The Philippine leader never minces […]

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Pope Francis (C) flanked by Archbishop Munib A. Younan (L) and Martin Junge Lutheran world federation during Monday October 31, 2016 ecumenical mass in Lund cathedral, Sweden. Pope Francis will visit Lund to mark 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  TT News Agency/Jonas Ekstromer/via REUTERS

When a Pope understands Luther

By Thomas Schirrmacher / Manila Times World Evangelical Alliance leader speaks on impact of Francis’ Sweden visit I HAVE often referred to the signing of the document “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World” by the Vatican, the World Council of Churches, and the World Evangelical Alliance in 2011 as a crucial event in the history of the church. Now I […]

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Clinton and Trump are distant cousins

THE United States 2016 presidential election is set on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are vying for the most powerful and influential post in the world, the U.S. Presidency. The rivalry between the protagonists is fierce that one is made to believe that there is no commonality between the two, much more a blood relationship. […]

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Dating Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco pinipilit na “ligtas” ang Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

SA pagsasabing ligtas ang Bataan Nuclear Power Plant ay tinangkang pasinungalingan ni dating Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco  ang ang datos na nauna nang lumabas kaugnay sa pag-aaral na ginawa ng mga siyantipiko tungkol dito. Ayon sa kanya ay hindi dapat mangamba ang publiko kung sakaling gamitin ng kasalukuyang administrasyong Duterte ang Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) dahil bukod sa ligtas […]

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Suspected drug lord coddler Albuera town Mayor Rolando Espinosa shot dead in jail cell

ALBUERA, Leyte Mayor and suspected drug lord coddler Rolando Espinosa was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman inside his jail cell in Baybay City Provincial Jail early Saturday morning. The incident is still under investigation. Espinosa, father and alleged protector of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, was reportedly being served an arrest warrant by members of the Philippine National […]

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Kidnappings on the rise in PH

IT seems the United States Embassy in Manila is right to warn its citizen about the dangers of being kidnapped in the Philippines. Last Friday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte admitted as much when he disclosed that in the last four months criminals started shifting their criminal enterprise from drug manufacturing and distribution to kidnapping. In a speech before the members […]

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Honest PH airport attendant returns over P100k cash to its owner.

AN honest wheelchair attendant of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport redeemed the reputation of his fellow helpers which was badly tarnished during the height of the bullet planting extortion scheme (laglag bala) after he returned over P100,000 cash to its rightful owner, Nueva Ecija Rep. Magnolia Antonino Nadres. For his honesty, Valiente Namion was commended by Manila International Airport Authority […]

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U.S. Embassy Warns of Foreigner Kidnapping Threats in the Philippines

By Sputnik News The United States embassy in Manila announced that terrorists are plotting to conduct kidnappings in places popular among foreigners in the Philippines. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Terrorists are plotting to conduct kidnappings in places popular among foreigners in the Philippines, the US embassy in Manila announced in a travel warning on Thursday. “The US Embassy alerts US citizens that terrorist groups are planning to conduct kidnappings […]

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Graft charges against former Makati City Mayor Ms. Elenita Binay dismissed

THE Philippine anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft charges filed against former Makati City Mayor Elenita Binay due to the failure of government prosecutors to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt. The case stemmed from the alleged anomalous purchase of office partitions and furniture worth P21.7 million during Ms. Binay’s term as the city’s chief executive. In a 90-page […]

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Liberty and Justice for Some? US Presidential Electoral College Explained

By Walter Smolarek / Sputnik News             AN election sounds like a pretty straightforward thing – people vote, and the person with the most votes wins. Not necessarily so in the United States. The US electoral system consists of a byzantine mix of state regulations, ballot access requirements, fundraising rules and, most importantly, the electoral college — a body […]

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US Halts Rifle Sales to Philippines Amid Rising Tensions With Manila

By Sputnik News The US State Department has halted the sale of 26,000 assault rifles to the Philippines amid growing human rights concerns about Manila’s war on drugs. The intervention follows a period of increased tensions between the two countries. Reuters reported that the decision was made following criticism from US Democrat senator and Foreign Relations Committee member Ben Cardin, who said […]

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PH Ombudsman orders Mindanao officials to explain illegal dump sites

INVESTIGATORS from the Environmental Ombudsman Program are conducting an in-depth fact-finding investigation into illegal dump sites maintained in the Mindanao region. Several local officials from the cities of Kidapawan, Koronadal, Valencia , Cagayan De Oro and the towns of  General Luna (Surigao Del Norte), Marihatag (Surigao Del Sur) and Loreto (Agusan Del Sur) were directed to attend a series of […]

PH SSS, AFP-RSBS, GSIS members have over P18B uncredited payments/contributions  

PH SSS, AFP-RSBS, GSIS members have over P18B uncredited payments/contributions  

THE Commission on Audit has found that six state-run pension funds and housing agencies have not credited P18.188 billion in collections to the accounts of members and borrowers who paid contributions and loan amortizations in 2015. Based on the 2015 Annual Financial Report on Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations (GOCC) released last October 24, the Social Security System topped the list […]

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West ‘Can’t Afford to Stumble Into Military Conflict’ Between US, Russia, China

By Sputnik News The US leadership needs to reconsider its relations with geopolitical competitors, China and Russia, putting “great power relations” before hegemonic ambitions. Whether one likes it or not, the US unipolar era has come to an end opening the door to a “world of great power balance,” former British intelligence chief noted. While US hawks are propagating a […]

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Jesus Christ’s ‘burial slab’ uncovered during restoration

By RT A BURIAL slab believed to have held the body of Jesus Christ before he was resurrected has been uncovered for the first time in centuries by a restoration team in Jerusalem. The original limestone shelf, known as a “burial bed,” was exposed during the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre after being covered by marble since […]

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Samsung SOS: Can the Brand Come Back Strong After Note 7 PR Disaster?

By Sputnik News The recall of the self-combusting Galaxy Note 7 smart phone would have been a painful decision executives at Samsung had to make earlier this month. And the timing couldn’t have been more damaging in the run up to the competitive pre-Christmas market. But the affect on profit margins aside, can the brand recover from such a major […]

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Chinese-Philippine Cooperation Shows Beijing Outperforms US in the Asia-Pacific

By Sputnik News Recently, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) reached a deal with Philippine company Mega Harbour Port and Development to build infrastructure on artificial islands. There is big politics behind the first Chinese-Philippine commercial projects after President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Beijing. The Chinese company was once involved in building artificial islands for defense purposes in the South China Sea. The move […]

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Pinoy artist from Qatar brings his art to the US

AN internationally recognized Filipino artist, who has spent the last seven years impressing sheiks, businessmen and other bigshots in Doha, Qatar is currently in the United States to continue spreading the allure of his remarkable artistry. Angelo Maristela, who had employed his God-given talent since he was a teenager back in the Philippines, recently participated in a one-day group exhibit […]

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