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Hong Kong protesters ‘terrorists’ — Beijing

By The Manila Times August 14, 2019 BEIJING: Chinese state media have ramped up the rhetoric against Hong Kong’s pro-democracy campaigners, with Beijing and island police describing them Tuesday as “ terrorists and mobsters.” Beijing described unrest and clashes in Hong Kong — which started as opposition to a proposed …

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Marcos asks SC to admit evidence on poll fraud

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT August 14, 2019 The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday was asked by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to set his case for immediate hearing and present his evidence on alleged election fraud committed by the camp of Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo in the May 2016 …

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UN probes NKorea for cyberattacks

By ASSOCIATED PRESS August 14, 2019 United Nations (UN) experts said they were investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs — and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to …

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Binay seeks probe of fake condiments

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL August 14, 2019 SEN. Maria Lourdes Nancy Binay has called for a Senate investigation, in aid of legislation, on the proliferation of condiments made with synthetic acetic acid, a banned substance. Sen. Nancy Binay. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA Binay introduced Senate Resolution 31 following a …

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BONG Go: De Lima can visit mother

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL August 14, 2019 SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte had expressed no objection if the courts will allow detained Sen. Leila de Lima to see her ailing mother. Sen. Leila de Lima waves to supporters on August 9, 2019 after attending …

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I’m no hypocrite: Albayalde admits accepting gifts

By DARWIN PESCO August 14, 2019 Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde admitted on Tuesday that policemen, including himself, had accepted “insignificant” gifts from “grateful” people. “I will not be a hypocrite. Kumain din ako ng lechon (I also ate lechon],” he said in a press briefing when asked …

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How cold-call selling can be made hot

By REY ELBO August 13, 2019 REY ELBO WHEN you’re selling something and think you’ve already saturated the market composed of your friends and the friends of your friends, and nothing happened, then what would you do? If you’re doggedly determined, you’ll go for cold calling. The trouble is that …

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PH bans Chinese survey vessels

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO August 13, 2019 CHINESE ships are no longer allowed to conduct marine research in Philippine waters after Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. included Chinese vessels in the ban that prevented Japanese and French vessels from doing research in the country’s territorial waters. Foreign Affairs Secretary …

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Copied ideas bear fruit in Manila

By JOHN VERA CRUZ August 13, 2019 MANILA Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso, who received heaps of praises for his efforts to clean the city, declared on Monday that part of his success comes from copied ideas. Domagoso, who was the guest at the “Hotseat” program of The Manila Times TV, …

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Hong Kong airport shut down amid protests

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 13, 2019 HONG KONG: All flights in and out of Hong Kong were canceled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city’s airport to denounce police violence. The abrupt shutdown at one of the world’s busiest hubs came as the Chinese government signaled its …

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