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Int’l community joins call for justice for slain Percival Mabasa

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  Veteran broadcaster Percival C. Mabasa MANILA – Several embassies on Tuesday joined Canada and the Netherlands in calling for justice for the slain veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, who was killed by two unidentified assailants while on his way to work on Oct. 3. The British Embassy in Manila said it fully … Continue reading

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Canada to partner with PH on agri, food security

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA – Canada will become a “reliable partner” of the Philippines on agriculture and ensuring food security. The commitment was made by Canadian Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau who visited Manila from Sept. 25 to 26 to increase trade and investment, and promote Canadian agri-food products and solutions. “We are committed to … Continue reading

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San Juanico Bridge glows in purple to honor Queen Elizabeth II

By Sarwell Meniano  HONORING THE QUEEN. The 2.16-kilometer San Juanico Bridge that links the islands of Samar and Leyte glowed in purple Sunday night (September 11) to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II who inspired women to become leaders. (Photo courtesy Governor Ann Tan)  TACLOBAN CITY – The 2.16-kilometer San Juanico Bridge that links the islands of Samar and … Continue reading

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Alexandra Eala makes history, wins US Open girls’ singles title

By Jean Malanum  HISTORIC WIN: Alexandra Eala lifts the US Open girls’ singles trophy after beating Kucie Havlickova of Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-4, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2022. She became the first Filipino to win a junior Grand Slam singles title. (Photo courtesy of the US … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II dies, Buckingham Palace announces

Queen Elizabeth II (Anadolu photo)  LONDON (PNA/Anadolu) — Britain’s longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, the Buckingham Palace said Thursday.  “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” said the palace. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” it added. The … Continue reading

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Filipinos in Sichuan safe after quake kills 66

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  (File photo) MANILA – The Philippine Embassy in China reported that Filipinos in Sichuan are safe after a killer 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the area this week. Citing records of the Philippine Embassy in Beijing, Chargé d’Affaires Dinno Oblena said Wednesday no Filipino resides in Ganzi, Ya’an City, the earthquake’s epicenter. “As … Continue reading

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New PSC chair optimistic on partnering with POC

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Newly-installed Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Noli Eala (left) receives PSC flag from former chairman William “Butch” Ramirez during the turnover ceremony at the PSC office inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila on Monday (Sept. 5, 2022). (Photo by Ivan Saldajeno) MANILA – Newly-installed Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairperson Noli Eala on … Continue reading

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Matthew Wright signs with Japan league

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Matthew Wright (Courtesy of Japan B-League Facebook) MANILA – Matthew Wright has joined the Japan Professional Basketball League (B.League), officially signing with Kyoto Hannaryz for the upcoming season, according to an announcement on Friday. The 31-year-old Filipino-Canadian shooting guard will join forces with former Canadian national team coach Roy Rana as Kyoto looks … Continue reading

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PH confirms death of Fil-Canadian, daughter in Toronto stabbing

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA – The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto confirmed on Wednesday the death of a Filipino-Canadian and her daughter in a tragic stabbing in Toronto last week. Elvie Sig-Od and her 20-year-old daughter Angelica Sig-Od were inside a vehicle when her former husband, Godfrey, stabbed them to death. Godfrey, according to … Continue reading

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Ex-PBA Commissioner is new PSC chair

By Azer Parrocha  New PSC chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala  MANILA – Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala has been named chair of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Malacañang announced Tuesday. “We confirm the appointment of Mr. Noli Eala as chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission,” Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in … Continue reading