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Kuya Kim says hitting ‘the brain gym’ helped him recover from a stroke

From left: Mon Confiado, Kim Atienza, Cathy Untalan-Vital, Patricia Tumulak and Angelica Ulip (front) —EARVIN PERIAS I am a witness to the benefit of reading. If you want to be smart in other aspects of your life, you have to ...

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EcoWaste to China: Probe entry of plastic trash to Philippines from Hong Kong

MANILA, Philippines — The environment watch group EcoWaste Coalition has called on China to probe the entry of mixed plastic wastes from Hong Kong into the Philippines. “We are shocked that the shipment originated from Hong Kong, which we find ...

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Rights body hopes ‘open mind, heart’ from new Senators

MANILA – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is girding for the second half of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term, as his allies are expected to the Senate.  “We hope that they will keep an open mind and an open heart,” ...

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From Sansa Stark, a Dark Phoenix will rise

Sophie Turner in New York, May 8, 2019. With the final season of “Game of Thrones” behind her, Turner has a new movie, “Dark Phoenix,” that might make her the biggest thing to come out of Westeros. Valerie Chiang, The ...

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IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, from Germany, arrives for the opening of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC headquarters, in Pully near Lausanne, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP) ...

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Will Smith goes from fear to joy as Aladdin’s new genie

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Will Smith was initially worried about playing the genie in Disney’s live action version of “Aladdin” after the celebrated performance by the late Robin Williams more than 25 years ago, but says it eventually became a ...

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Small-scale miners selling gold to BSP exempted from tax

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law exempting from tax small-scale miners who sell gold to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, according to a copy of the measure. The new law, which was signed on March 29, amends ...

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Naomi Osaka withdraws from Rome quarters with right hand injury

Japan’s Naomi Osaka returns the ball during her match against Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Thursday, May, 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) ROME — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due ...

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PH raises P19-B from second issuance of panda bonds

MANILA – The Bureau of Treasury said Wednesday it successfully held its second issuance of panda bonds or debt papers denominated in the Chinese currency.  The BTr said it sold 2.5 billion renminbi (P19 billion) worth of bonds with a ...

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Comelec to release error logs from transparency server, says watchdog

[unable to retrieve full-text content] FROM ZERO TO 90 PERCENT: The Commission on Elections has committed to release election data logs from its transparency server to dispel concerns following the 7-hour delay in the display of electronically transmitted results of ...

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