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Duterte to consult AFP, PNP on Reds’ planned ceasefire declaration

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:43

MANILA — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) announced on Saturday, it plans to declare an interim ceasefire before the end of January. This is to support the anticipated resumption of the peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDFF) on April 2 to 5 in the Netherlands. Before the government […] The post Duterte to consult AFP, PNP on Reds’ planned ceasefire declaration appeared first on UNTV News.


Singaporean couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:56

A Singaporean couple who starved their Philippine maid until she weighed just 29 kilogrammes (64 pounds) were jailed Monday, in a case described as "shocking" by prosecutors who are appealing for stiffer sentences. Trader Lim Choon Hong, 48, was sentenced to three weeks in jail and fined Sg$10,000 ($7,200), while his wife Chong Sui Foon, also 48, was jailed three months, the couple's lawyer told AFP. Both were convicted last year of violating employment laws for failing to provide enough food for their maid, Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, over a 15-month period in 2013 and 2014 at the couple's condominium in the posh Orchard Road area.


Three Malaysian hostages recovered in Philippines

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:21

Three Malaysian seamen kidnapped eight months ago by Muslim extremists have been found safe in the strife-torn southern Philippines, the country's military chief said on Monday. Troops found the three before midnight Sunday in a mountainous area of Jolo island after they were abandoned by their Abu Sayyaf captors, General Eduardo Ano said. Mohammad Jumadil Rahim, Mohammad Ridzuan Bin Ismail and Fandy Bin Bakran were taken to a military hospital for treatment, Ano said, adding that their recovery meant there were no more Malaysian captives in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf.


AFP rescues kidnapped tugboat captain in Basilan

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 08:54

  The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) rescued Aurelio Agac-ac, a kidnap victim of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). He was rescued in Barangay Basakan, Mohammad Adjul, Basilan. Agac-ac, the captain of Super Shuttle Tugboat 1, and the ship’s chief engineer were kidnapped last Thursday. Agac-ac recounted that the Abu Sayyaf group separated them […] The post AFP rescues kidnapped tugboat captain in Basilan appeared first on UNTV News.


Cuba Gooding Jr. causes outrage after pulling up Sarah Paulson's dress

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 07:30

Fans have branded the actor disrespectful and "gross" for exposing Sarah Paulson's legs on stage.


Liam Payne and Cheryl 'move her mother in to help with new arrival'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 07:30

Joan Callaghan will reportedly stay for the baby's early stages while new parents Cheryl and Liam adapt.


Val Kilmer defends gushing Twitter rant about Cate Blanchett 

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 07:30

Val Kilmer has attracted criticism on social media for posting a series of bizarre messages directed at Cate Blanchett.


Cillian Murphy has a penchant for blue clothes 

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 06:15

Actor Cillian Murphy made the ultimate sacrifice for his art by ditching his vegetarian diet.


Isla Fisher laughs off wedgie snap

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 06:15

Isla Fisher and Katy Perry were among the A-list to stun at Elton John's 70th birthday party.


Celtics cool off Heat, join Cavaliers atop NBA Eastern Conference

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:47

The Boston Celtics held off the Miami Heat 112-108 on Sunday to pull into a virtual tie atop the NBA's Eastern Conference with the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics' fourth straight victory gave them one more win than the Cavs -- who fell to the Washington Wizards on Saturday.


NBA: Celtics cool off Heat, join Cavs atop East

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:21

The Boston Celtics held off the Miami Heat 112-108 on Sunday to pull into a virtual tie atop the NBA's Eastern Conference with the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics' fourth straight victory gave them one more win than the Cavs -- who fell to the Washington Wizards on Saturday.


Kim Kardashian hoped she wouldn't 'snap' over robbery's negative press

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 03:30

Khloe Kardashian predicted it would be a "long journey" to recover for Kim.


Nicki Minaj cuts Westminster Bridge footage from video after terror attack - report

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 03:30

Nicki Minaj sent her condolences to the victims shortly after the attack.


Reese Witherspoon celebrates sixth wedding anniversary to Jim Toth

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 03:30

Reese Witherspoon celebrates her wedding anniversary just three days after her birthday.


The Notorious B.I.G. was eager to work with Prince

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 03:30

The late rapper's close friend has shared a collaboration with Prince was on the cards at one point.


Lucasfilm lost sleep over uncanny resurrections of 'Rogue One'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 02:53

It grossed $1 billion and picked up numerous awards nominations, but a particular aspect of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" proved one of the most controversial moments in the entire franchise. Fans were polarized by the computer-generated appearances of the long-dead Peter Cushing and a youthful Carrie Fisher, with some admiring the technical wizardry but many dismissing their inclusion as downright creepy. With Lucasfilm planning to release the DVD and Blu-ray of "Rogue One" on April 4, fans will get an insight into just how well the film's crew understood that its flirtation with the "uncanny valley" of computer-generated human images was a huge risk.


Lucasfilm lost sleep over uncanny resurrections of 'Rogue One'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 02:53

It grossed $1 billion and picked up numerous awards nominations, but a particular aspect of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" proved one of the most controversial moments in the entire franchise. Fans were polarized by the computer-generated appearances of the long-dead Peter Cushing and a youthful Carrie Fisher, with some admiring the technical wizardry but many dismissing their inclusion as downright creepy. With Lucasfilm planning to release the DVD and Blu-ray of "Rogue One" on April 4, fans will get an insight into just how well the film's crew understood that its flirtation with the "uncanny valley" of computer-generated human images was a huge risk.


Travel In Style With These Deals And Discounts From Trivago

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 01:37

Escaping the summer heat can come at fairly steep prices, and if you aren’t ready for them, it may end up costing you a lot. This is where websites like Trivago come in. You can get a lot of deals and discounts from some of […] The post Travel In Style With These Deals And Discounts From Trivago appeared first on Financial News and Advice in the Philippines.


NBA: Kings triumph as Clippers collapse

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:37

One day after clinching an NBA post-season berth, the Los Angeles Clippers looked anything but playoff-ready in a shocking 98-97 loss to the Sacramento Kings. Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a put-back basket with 1.8 seconds remaining to lift the Kings to their victory over a Clippers team that led by 18 points in the fourth quarter. "They started tripping each other, and we were able to see them collapse," Kings rookie Buddy Hield said.


Christina Ricci dresses to proportion

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:00

Christina Ricci had wanted to go blonde for a long time before taking the plunge and dying her hair.