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ESPN to launch its own collegiate video game sports championship

NEW YORK — ESPN will hold its first ever college championship for competitive video gaming later this year, the TV sports network said on Tuesday,...
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‘Snail’s pace’ progress of women in politics calls for tougher measures, leaders say

UNITED NATIONS — The number of women in the top echelons of world politics has crawled to an all-time high, but progress is so...
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MWSS chief regulator: Growing population is reason for water shortage

The chief regulator of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) cited on Facebook the growing population in the metropolis as the reason for...
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RCBC sues ‘vicious’ Bangladesh Bank over heist claim

A Philippine bank has filed a lawsuit accusing Bangladesh's central bank of defamation, hitting back at what it says are baseless claims of its...
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#Trashtag challenge is good for nature, but personal safety hazards exist

In 2015, environment activist Steven Reinhold launched #Trashtag, a social media challenge that encourages people to post a photo of themselves before and after...
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Pilot gives heartwarming surprise tribute to parents onboard flight

An airline pilot impressed Filipinos when he gave a heartwarming tribute to his parents who were onboard the airplane he was flying, saying that...
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PAGASA counters Manila Water: El Niño not cause of water shortage

Experts from the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and the weather bureau were not convinced with Manila Water’s attribution to the El Niño weather...
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Coffee chain postpones art contest with gift certificates as prize

A popular coffee chain indefinitely postponed their art contest after social media users slammed their guidelines that offers winning artists gift certificates instead of...

Prostitution case forces K-pop Big Bang member Seungri into retirement

SEOUL— A member of South Korean K-pop band Big Bang who uses the stage name Seungri will leave the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery...

Philippines gets $9.8 billion FDI in 2018, posts first drop in 3 years

MANILA — Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Philippines fell for the first time in three years in 2018 to $9.8 billion, nearly 4.5 percent lower than...
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#MRTStories: Looking into commuter problems on Philippines’ famous railway

The Department of Transportation playfully apologized to a commuter of the Metro Rail Transit System (MRT-3) who posted a complaint on social media about...
Manila Water vs Maynilad Interaksyon

Why not all places in Metro Manila are affected by water interruption

The water interruption in parts of Metro Manila last Friday confused Filipinos on the duration and the scheduled allocations of water which was announced...
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Vietnam says investigating cause of boat’s sinking in contested waters

HANOI — Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday,...
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Labor groups defend Filipino workers against Ramon Tulfo’s remarks

Ramon “Mon” Tulfo stood by his opinion that Chinese workers are better than Filipinos despite drawing criticisms from major labor groups in the country. Tulfo...
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Enterprising taho vendor sells product in events, parties, and gatherings

An enterprising taho vendor caught the attention of social media users for selling the famous soybean curd drink in parties and big events. Facebook user...