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October 21, 2017

Politics

San Miguel Beermen to receive top draft pick via trade from Kia – report

MANILA, Philippines – The San Miguel Beermen might add yet another talented player to their already stacked roster.  InterAksyon  reported that Kia Picanto has agreed to trade the No.1 pick in this year’s PBA Draft to San Miguel for Jay-R Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy together with either Keith … Source: Rappler

Japan braces for super typhoon ahead of election

TOKYO, Japan – A powerful typhoon was bearing down on Japan Saturday, October 21, a day ahead of national elections, with experts predicting severe winds and heavy rains as the country goes to the polls. Super typhoon Lan, described as “very large” and “very strong” by Japan’s Meteorological Agency, was … Source: Rappler

Mark Ruffalo thanks Filipino artist for ‘sustainable, awesome’ Hulk action figure

MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted about the extraordinary Hulk action figure he received from a Filipino artist on Saturday, October 21. Ruffalo, who played The Incredible Hulk character in The Avengers films, said the action figure was made especially for him by Elmer Padilla, an action figure artist from Catbalogan City … Source: Rappler

Fourteen feared dead in Malaysian landslide

TANJUNG BUNGAH, Malayasia – Two workers were found dead and 12 others were missing Saturday, October 21, after a landslide at a construction site on the popular Malaysian tourist island of Penang, officials said. Rescuers rushed to the Tanjung Bungah area on the north of Penang after the accident was reported … Source: Rappler

FACT CHECK: Barangay Loyola Heights bans alcohol sale – report

MANILA, Philippines – On Friday, October 20,  ABS CBN News reported that selling alcohol has been prohibited along major roads in Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The report, aired during the late night news program Bandila, said that a joint resolution has been reached by barangay officials and residents which put … Source: Rappler

OPAV's Dino wants holiday in Cebu for Cardinal Vidal's burial

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – To give Cebuanos the chance to pay their last respect and witness the burial of the late Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) has requested Malacañang to declare October 26 a holiday in Cebu. In a statement, … Source: Rappler

Green Archers survive Falcons' threat to second seed standing

MANILA, Philippines – The De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers came back from a slow start to take the game against the Adamson University (AdU) Soaring Falcons, 80-74, on Saturday, October 21 at the Araneta Coliseum.  As the Green Archers nabbed the lead at the 4:10 mark of the … Source: Rappler

Astros stay alive in ALCS, force Game 7 with Yankees

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Houston Astros kept their hopes of a World Series berth alive Friday, October 20 (Saturday Manila time), beating the New York Yankees 7-1 to level the American League Championship Series at 3 games apiece. Houston ace Justin Verlander … Source: Rappler

Boy Tsinelas: Crafting action figures out of flip-flops

CAVITE, Philippines – If he could do something all his life, it would be to pursue his passion and craft action figures out of scrap. “Kung ako lang po ang masusunod, gagawa ng gagawa po ako hanggang mapuno ang bahay namin ng mga character,” Elmer Padilla, an action figure artist, told … Source: Rappler

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