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Nietes captures WBO super flyweight title

Donnie “Ahas” Nietes leaned on a career-defining performance to defeat Japanese Kazuto Ioka via split decision and capture the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight title on Monday at the Wynn Palace Cotai resort in Macau. Nietes, 36, showed great head movements in all 12 rounds to secure a 118-110 …

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Oldest Catholic school in Lucena gutted by fire

LUCENA CITY, Quezon: Sacred Heart College, the oldest Catholic school in this city, was gutted by fire around 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Residents living nearby were shocked by the black and huge smoke coming out of the administration building. Almost a thousand residents who watched the enormous fire …

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Duterte calls for solidarity

ENTERING the new year, President Rodrigo Duterte called for solidarity and unity among Filipinos as the administration continues to combat significant ills that the country faces. In his first message for 2019, Duterte said the Filipinos should “work hand-in-hand to defeat the ills of drugs, criminality and corruption that stunt …

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NASA spacecraft orbits ancient asteroid

LAUREL, Maryland: A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) from Earth. It is the smallest celestial body ever to be …

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No wall funds in House Democrat bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.: House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the new power dynamic in Washington. The House is preparing to vote as …

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New Year firecracker injuries down 68%

FIRECRAKER-related injuries during the holiday celebrations were 68 percent lower than last year, Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said on Tuesday. In a news briefing, Duque said there were 139 cases recorded from Dec. 21, 2018 to January 1. This was 68 percent lower compared with the 428 overall cases …

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‘Amihan’ brings rainshowers to Luzon, Visayas –Pagasa

ISOLATED rain showers will continue over parts of the country as the northeast monsoon or “amihan” continues to affect Luzon and Visayas, the state-run weather bureau said on Wednesday morning. In its 5 a. m. weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that cloudy skies with …

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