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September 23, 2017

Politics

After reaching 5K point club, Pingris jokes: 'Aabot ng 10,000 ‘yan'

    MANILA, Philippines – Marc Pingris became the 86th member of the 5000-point club after dropping 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the Star Hotshots’ 128-81 demolition of the Kia Picanto  Friday, September 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Pingris, who needed 11 points … Source: Rappler

Suspect in Horacio Castillo killing flew to Chicago – TECO

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Taiwanese authorities said on Friday, September 22, that one of the 3 suspects in the killing University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio Castillo III “did not enter Taiwan,” contrary to earlier reports.  Ralph Cabales Trangia, a suspect in Castillo’s death and an … Source: Rappler

Duterte’s hometown crafting 'non-politicized' tourism masterplan

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Tourism players here launched on Friday, September 22, a long-term tourism plan for Davao City, one that makes an attempt to go beyond what the city is known for: being the President’s hometown. The six-point “Davao Turismo Agenda” covers plans for the city’s marketing, product development, … Source: Rappler

Spanish police arrest man over Barcelona attacks

MADRID, Spain – Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of cooperating with a cell behind attacks that killed 16 people in Barcelona and another seaside resort last month, the interior ministry said Friday. The 24-year-old man, who was detained in the eastern town of Castellon, was close to several … Source: Rappler

Wesley So eliminated in World Chess Cup semifinals

MANILA, Philippines – The dreams of many Philippine chess fans were wrecked – not with the defeat of the country’s number one player to a young Indonesian in Turkmenistan – but with the elimination of Wesley So in the semifinal of the World Cup in … Source: Rappler

'Penaltygate' threatens to halt PSG's lightning start

PARIS, France – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery refused to name his first-choice penalty taker on Thursday, September 21 after Neymar and Edinson Cavani’s apparent falling out against Lyon last week. The Ligue 1 leaders travel to Montpellier on Saturday looking to make … Source: Rappler

Big Western brands polluting oceans with cheap plastic in PH – report

MANILA, Philippines – Western consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed. Greenpeace said Nestle, Unilever, and Procter & Gamble were among the worst offenders. The environmental group ranked the Philippines as the ” 3rd-worst polluter into the world’s oceans ” after China and Indonesia

Rescued Marawi priest Father Chito wants to hold mass

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – The military said former Maute hostage Father Teresito “Chito” Soganub is already planning to hold mass. “Nagbabalak po siyang mag-misa. Gusto niyang mag-misa (He’s planning to hold mass. He wants to hold mass),” said Colonel Romeo Brawner, deputy commander of Task Group Ranao in Marawi.  Brawner, who … Source: Rappler

Japan government not responsible for Fukushima – court

  TOKYO, Japan – A Japanese court ruled Friday, September 22, that the plant operator not the government was responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ordering the former to pay damages. The district court in Chiba near Tokyo said the government “was able to foresee” but “may not have been able … Source: Rappler

Suspect in Horacio Castillo III killing surrenders

MANILA, Philippines – The primary suspect in the death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III in a fraternity hazing surrendered to Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday, September 22. A clean-shaven John Paul Solano, the person who brought hazing victim  Castillo  to the hospital, was accompanied by his lawyer, as … Source: Rappler

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