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Ballet Manila still  ‘On Pointé’ on 24th season

By The Manila Times July 21, 2019 For its 24th Performance Season, Ballet Manila is restaging ‘Snow White’ from September 7 to 8. For its 24th season, Ballet Manila once again stages a series of breathtaking shows filled with graceful dancing with the theme “On Pointé,” highlighting the most iconic …

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More Pinoys rate themselves poor

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT July 21, 2019 The number of families that saw themselves poor rose to 11.1 million in the second quarter this year, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll, conducted from June 22 to 26, showed that 45 percent of the 1,200 …

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BARMM tackles terrorism

By AL JACINTO, TMT July 21, 2019 MAGUINDANAO: Terrorism and corruption were the two main concerns discussed when Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana met top officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) recently. Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim (center) and Presidential peace adviser …

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Go seeks action vs dengue

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL July 21, 2019 Sen. Christopher L awrence “Bong” Go has urged Filipinos to be cautious and help prevent the spread of dengue in their communities. “Nananawagan po tayo sa ating mga kababayan na magtulungan tayong sugpuin ang mga sanhi ng dengue (Let us help each other …

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Marcos eyes review of feeding programs

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL July 21, 2019 SEN. Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos has filed a resolution calling for a review of government-sponsored feeding programs in response to the increasing incidence of “child zombies” resulting from stunted brain growth and malnutrition. SEN. Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos Citing statistical data …

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Morong 43 to appeal Sandiganbayan ruling

By JAIME PILAPIL, TMT July 21, 2019 LAWYERS of the 43 health workers detained and tortured by the military and police in 2010 will appeal the ruling of the Sandiganbayan that dismissed the charges against the accused. The Sandiganbayan’s Seventh Division threw out the complaint against police and military officers …

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China slams Trump-religious figures meet

By The Manila Times July 20, 2019 The United States arrangement to have some so-called Chinese religious figures meet with President Donald Trump is an act of interference with China’s internal affairs and China expresses strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to this, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. China urged the …

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Deaths in Japan arson rise to 33

By XINHUA July 20, 2019 TOKYO: The death toll of an anime studio blaze in Kyoto, Japan has risen to 33, with 36 others injured, some suffering from severe burns or bleeding, local police and rescuers said. The fire at the three-story building of Kyoto Animation Co. Ltd., ignited by …

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Bad intel led to waste entry to Cambodia

By The Manila Times July 20, 2019 Cambodian government spokesman Phay Siphan admitted there was a failure in intelligence system to prevent the arrival of 83 rubbish-filled containers at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port last week. Such failure must be addressed immediately to prevent reoccurence of the incident, he added. According …

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Duterte siblings battle Cayetano

By GLEE JALEA July 20, 2019 A power scuffle may shake up the speakership race on Monday as Davao City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte and Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano are set to hold separate breakfast meetings with select congressmen right before elections for the top post in the House …

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