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DAVAO-based pastor Apollo Quiboloy was neither detained nor charged in Hawaii, his spokesman said on Thursday night. “It is not true that our dear Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy was detained,” lawyer Isrelito Torreon said on Quiboloy’s television network, Sonshine Media Network. “It was not true that he was charged, it…

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NATIONAL Artist for Sculpture Napoleon Abueva passed away early Friday morning at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City. He was 88. Known as the “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture,” Abueva was born on January 26, 1930 and hails from Bohol. To date, he holds the distinction of being…

US CUSTOMS SEIZES PLANE, $350K, GUN PARTS

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DAVAO City-based preacher Apollo Quiboloy was temporarily detained at the Honolulu International Airport after US Customs found $350,000 in cold cash and gun parts in his private jet, according to a Hawaiian news outfit. Hawaii News Now reported on Thursday that US Customs and Border Enforcement boarded the pastor’s Cessna…

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The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is no longer one of the worst airports in the world, but it is at the bottom when it comes to a layover. A survey conducted by website Sleeping in Airports showed that NAIA was the sixth worst airport to have a layover in…

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“ONLY Mocha can move a volcano.” This was the verdict of netizens after Communications Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson became another subject of controversy, this time in geography. Uson, in a video, mistakenly placed Mayon Volcano in Naga City, which is two hours from the city. “At yung pinakamahalaga…

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Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson has returned the award given to her by the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association, Inc. (USTAAI). USTAAI President Henry Tenedero, who resigned over the controversy, confirmed that Uson returned her award Wednesday morning. Uson, in a post on…

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PRESIDENTIAL Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson returned the award given to her by the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association, Inc. (USTAAI) on Wednesday, according to the president of the alumni. “She did already this morning,” USTAAI President Henry Tenedero told The Manila Times in…

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Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin chose to return the government service award given to him by the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc. on Sunday, in protest of the association’s decision to give the same award to Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson. Villarin and Uson,…

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A FILIPINO-American freelance photojournalist topped a photo competition in the US recently with her heart-tugging stills on Rohingya refugees. Cheryl Diaz Meyer dominated the competition, “2018 Eyes of History” under the category “International News” by the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA). Meyer’s photo showing refugee Anwara Nurhassan taking a…

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Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chairwoman Patricia Licuanan has defended her foreign trips, after a congressman accused her of failing to secure permission from the President. In a statement on Saturday, Licuanan said she in fact obtained travel authority from the Office of the President for her trips. “I get…

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