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Duterte offers authoritarianism as Philippine panacea

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:00

Three turbulent decades after the Philippines shed dictatorship, President Rodrigo Duterte is offering a return to authoritarian rule as a solution to all the problems democracy has failed to fix. In a series of recent speeches, Duterte has repeatedly said martial law may be needed to save his nation of 100 million people from descending into drug, crime and terrorism-induced anarchy. Duterte's warnings echo back to dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 "People Power" revolution, and are placing intense scrutiny on the democratic institutions that have been slowly rebuilt since then.


SEC warns against unregistered lending companies

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 04:51

MANILA, Philippines — Over 7,000 lending companies are currently registered under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). From among them, about 3,000 may have registered but without certificates of authority.  A certificate of authority proves that a lending company is capable of lending money. Without such certificate, SEC said it would be difficult for them […] The post SEC warns against unregistered lending companies appeared first on UNTV News.


NBA: Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden triple-double

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 04:45

Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden's 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets on Tuesday. The league-leading Warriors stretched their winning streak to eight games, thwarting the Rockets' comeback bid and sending fans in Houston home unhappy. Curry drained a three-pointer with 1:46 remaining as the Warriors stretched their lead back to double digits after seeing it dwindle.


NHA conducts profiling of Kadamay members for eligibility

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:44

BULACAN, Philippines — The National Housing Authority (NHA) has begun the verification and profiling of Kadamay members in Pandi, Bulacan. After verifying the exact number of occupants in each housing unit, the National Housing Authority will proceed with the profiling of the members of Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay). The group has been occupying the […] The post NHA conducts profiling of Kadamay members for eligibility appeared first on UNTV News.


NBA: Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden triple-double

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:34

Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden's 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets on Tuesday. The league-leading Warriors stretched their winning streak to eight games, thwarting the Rockets' comeback bid and sending fans in Houston home unhappy. Curry drained a three-pointer with 1:46 remaining as the Warriors stretched their lead back to double digits after seeing it dwindle.


Emma Thompson tackles Hollywood's 'evil' obsession with weight

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:30

Emma Thompson threatened to quit 2008 movie Brideshead Revisited when a producer told one of her co-stars to lose weight.


Ed Sheeran won't consider fatherhood until his touring days are over

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:30

Ed Sheeran isn't a fan of going out anymore, preferring to stay in with friends over hitting the nightclub.


George and Amal Clooney reluctant to decide twins' names before birth

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:30

George Clooney has joked that he wanted to name his kids after his tequila company.


Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble split - report

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:30

Kris Jenner is said to have instigated a split from toyboy Corey Gamble in order to focus on her family and their reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.


Sweden in suspense over Bob Dylan's Nobel lecture

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:15

"Whoever it is that listens to my songs owes me nothing," Bob Dylan said in a 1966 interview, half a century before winning the Nobel Literature Prize last year. The rock enigma snubbed the Nobel ceremony in December because of "pre-existing commitments", and has given no indication of whether he plans to deliver a traditional Nobel lecture by the June 10 deadline. It can take nearly any form including a short speech, a performance, a video broadcast or even a song, but must be held within six months of December 10, the date of the Nobel prize ceremony and the anniversary of the death of the prize's founder Alfred Nobel.


NBA: Hawks snap skid with win over Suns

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 02:41

The Atlanta Hawks squandered an early 18-point lead but came back late for a 95-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday to end their seven-game NBA losing streak. German guard Dennis Schroder scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter then went quiet until the final period when he drained a brace of three-pointers in a 17-1 scoring run that finally put the Hawks ahead for good. Schroder added nine assists and six rebounds to offset eight turnovers as the Hawks, battling Milwaukee for fifth place in the Eastern Conference, won for the first time since March 11.


Former AFP Chief Ricardo Visaya is new NIA chief

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 02:27

MANILA, Philippines — Former AFP Chief of Staff Ricardo Visaya was swor on Monday as the new head of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). Visaya replaced Peter Laviña who resigned in February due to allegations of corruption. The former military official vows to focus on increasing farmers’ rice production. He also promises to increase the […] The post Former AFP Chief Ricardo Visaya is new NIA chief appeared first on UNTV News.


Speaker Alvarez files graft charges vs Davao Del Norte Rep. Floirendo

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 02:00

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has filed a graft complaint against Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo before the Office of the Ombudsman. Alvarez asks the ombudsman to investigate the move of the Bureau of Corrections to rent off one of its lands to the family of Floriendo and Tadeco, a private company.  He […] The post Speaker Alvarez files graft charges vs Davao Del Norte Rep. Floirendo appeared first on UNTV News.


Light truck ban cuts travel time on EDSA by 5 minutes

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 01:54

MANILA, Philippines — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) data shows the travel time on EDSA usually takes one hour and ten minutes. But after MMDA’s implementation of the light truck ban, the time of travel on the major thorough fare has become five minutes faster. “The good exercise diyan sa light truck ban ay talagang […] The post Light truck ban cuts travel time on EDSA by 5 minutes appeared first on UNTV News.


Top 6 Sports Cars with Low Prices in the Philippines

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 01:03

If you were a sports car, what would you be? You’d probably say a Ferrari or Porsche, but let’s not use these classic stereotypes here. Nor should we use the ... The post Top 6 Sports Cars with Low Prices in the Philippines appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.


MIAS 2017: Volkswagen PH to launch all-new Tiguan, Crafter

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 00:00

Volkswagen Philippines, the best-selling European car brand in the country for 2016, is set to introduce a number of vehicles for the local market at the upcoming 2017  Manila International ... The post MIAS 2017: Volkswagen PH to launch all-new Tiguan, Crafter appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.


SC junks disbarment complaint against Ombudsman Morales

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 00:00

All justices of the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, agreed to junk the complaint filed by former Manila city councilor, Greco Belgica last Friday against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. “The court unanimously dismissed the complaint filed by Mr. Belgica for lack of merit,” said SC spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te. Belgica claimed Morales violated the lawyer’s […] The post SC junks disbarment complaint against Ombudsman Morales appeared first on UNTV News.


Making 'Valerian' was childhood dream for France's Besson

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 22:18

Legendary sci-fi director Luc Besson revealed Tuesday he has been thinking about making his latest film "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" since he was 10. The 58-year-old French auteur has made a string of iconic hits, including "The Fifth Element," "Leon: The Professional," "Lucy" and "Nikita." But he said his upcoming movie has been a passion project since he began reading the serialized 1960s comics from Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres on which it is based.


Nicki Minaj signs to Wilhelmina Models

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:00

Nicki Minaj will continue to encourage people to celebrate their own style with her upcoming fashion projects.


Lena Dunham uses birth control to help her battle endometriosis

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:00

The actress uses a birth control pill that limits her painful menstrual cycles to a few times a year.