October, 2017


Russian opposition chief Navalny says released from jail

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Sunday, October 22, he had been released from the Moscow detention center where he had served a 20-day term for organizing unauthorized protests. “Hi. I’m out,” Navalny wrote on Instagram, posting a picture of himself on a street. His release was arranged … Source: Politics

Fisherman drowns in Argao, Cebu

A 45-YEAR-OLD fisherman drowned in the seawaters off Sitio Tikoy, Barangay Bogo, Argao, Cebu Sunday morning, October 22. Police identified the fatality as Allan Cobol. Cobol and his son cast a fishing net near the shore around 4 a.m. Police said the boy later noticed his father was gone. He thought his father had gone home without telling him. But when he arrived home, his father was not there. He was informed later that another fisherman had found his father’s body floating at around 6 a.m. (KAL) Source: Local News

Marawi fully taken back before November – military

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Sunday, October 22 that the war in Marawi City will be over before this month ends, as government troops close in on the last remaining 5 building held by enemies. “Iba-iba ang takbo ng … Source: Politics

Astros down Yankees, set World Series clash with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday, October 21 (Sunday Manila time) to book a Major League Baseball World Series showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers. After fending off elimination in game six on Friday, the Astros won the best-of-seven American League Championship … Source: Politics

K-Pop star Choi Siwon apologizes over dog bite death

SEOUL, South Korea – Choi Siwon, a member of popular K-pop boy band Super Junior, on Saturday, October 21 apologized over the death of a renowned restaurateur who died after being attacked by his family’s pet dog. The 53-year-old woman, surnamed Kim, who ran a famous Korean restaurant, … Source: Politics

VIRAL: Was Whang Od exploited at Manila FAME?

MANILA, Philippines – When news of Apo Whang Od going to Manila came out and her happy photo posing alongside with actor Coco Martin went viral on social media, people celebrated.  The legendary tattoo artist from Buscalan, Kalinga, was brought to Manila by the organizers of Manila … Source: Politics

Warriors come unglued, Cavs look flat against Magic

LOS ANGELES, USA – The defending champion Golden State Warriors and finals runners-up Cleveland Cavaliers are still shaking off the cobwebs, with both NBA powerhouses suffering double-digit defeats on Saturday, October 21.  The Warriors fell 111-101 to the Grizzlies in Memphis, while the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers were manhandled at home … Source: Politics

LOOK: Michelle Madrigal, Troy Woolfolk welcome daughter

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Michelle Madrigal and fiance Troy Woolfolk are now parents. On Friday, October 20, the couple welcomed their daughter Anika, who was born 1:39 am in Texas. “She was too anxious to meet the world… Anika Austin Woolfolk,” Michelle wrote on Instagram, sharing photos of her daughter. {source} <blockquote … Source: Politics

Breakout boys Verano, Santillan lead comeback efforts for Ateneo and La Salle

MANILA, Philippines – In basketball, good teams succeed on the back of those who often shine. Great teams, meanwhile, succeed on the back of those who often don’t. Such was the case with Saturday’s (October 21) Final Four teaser match card, where top championship contenders Ateneo and La Salle produced comeback … Source: Politics

For UP hopefuls, the struggle starts with UPCAT

MANILA, Philippines – “Ma’am, baka puwede pa pong humabol?” (Ma’am, can I still catch up?) Novebel Caalaman, teary-eyed, asked the admission officer if she could still take the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT). She was almost hopeless. On Saturday morning, October 21, she was denied entry to a testing center at the University of … Source: Politics