‘It was enough that there was a time you all chose Noynoy’

From noon to early afternoon of Friday, June 25, the Church of the Gesù inside the Ateneo de Manila University was quiet – anybody who wanted to see the urn of former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III would have had an easy time. As the day progressed and the drizzle fell, the line started to… Continue reading ‘It was enough that there was a time you all chose Noynoy’

Duterte’s fraternity brothers guilty of plunder in P50-M immigration bribery case

Fraternity brothers of President Rodrigo Duterte and a retired cop involved in the P50-million Jack Lam bribery scandal were found guilty of plunder by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Al Argosino, Michael Robles, and Wenceslao “Wally” Sombero Jr. were found guilty beyond reasonable doubt for plunder and violating section 3(e) of Republic Act 3019 or the… Continue reading Duterte’s fraternity brothers guilty of plunder in P50-M immigration bribery case

Defending champion Halep withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Defending champion Simona Halep pulled out of Wimbledon on Friday, June 25, after failing to recover from a calf injury she suffered last month, the world No. 3 Romanian said. In May Halep exited the claycourt event in Rome after suffering a calf injury during her second-round match against Angelique Kerber and was subsequently forced… Continue reading Defending champion Halep withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

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India’s IT minister slams Twitter for denying access to account

India’s technology minister slammed Twitter on Friday, June 25. for denying access to his account for almost an hour amid growing tensions between the US company and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration over compliance with new IT rules. Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a thread on Koo, a home-grown rival to Twitter, that the company… Continue reading India’s IT minister slams Twitter for denying access to account

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Duterte says he nixed Manila Bay reclamation applications due to ‘corruption’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he ordered a stop to the processing of applications for reclamation projects in Manila Bay due to reports of corruption. “You know, itong sa (this) Manila Bay na reclamation, thousands have applied but because of the corruption that I’ve heard early last year, there’s no more processing of papers,” he… Continue reading Duterte says he nixed Manila Bay reclamation applications due to ‘corruption’

Belarus moves opposition blogger and girlfriend to house arrest

An opposition blogger who was arrested after a passenger plane was forced to land in Belarus has been moved from a detention facility to house arrest, an opposition leader said on Friday, June 25. The arrest of Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega after Belarusian authorities intercepted the Ryanair flight on which they were… Continue reading Belarus moves opposition blogger and girlfriend to house arrest

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LIVE UPDATES: Bucks vs Hawks, Game 2 – NBA East Conference Finals 2021

The Atlanta Hawks proved that their series win against the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers was no fluke as they took down the heavily favored Milwaukee Bucks, 116-113, in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Hawks superstar Trae Young played arguably the biggest game of his career, finishing with a playoff career-high 48 points, along… Continue reading LIVE UPDATES: Bucks vs Hawks, Game 2 – NBA East Conference Finals 2021

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Ex-policeman Derek Chauvin to be sentenced for George Floyd’s murder

Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin will be sentenced on Friday, June 25, for murdering George Floyd in May 2020 after a trial that was widely seen as a watershed moment in the history of U.S. policing. A jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty on April 20 of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors have… Continue reading Ex-policeman Derek Chauvin to be sentenced for George Floyd’s murder

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