October, 2018


Militarization of government? 'Correct!' says Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte agrees with his critics that there is a militarization of the government under his administration. “They say, ‘militarization of the government.’ Correct!” he said on Wednesday, October 31, during the distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Awards to farmers in Cagayan de Oro. He defended … Source: Politics

Undas travel tips for drivers and commuters

MANILA, Philippines – Are you going home to visit the tomb of your departed love ones for Undas? As thousands are expected to travel to and from the provinces for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, drivers and commuters are always reminded to exercise caution when traveling. (READ:  On road safety and courtesy ) Here … Source: Politics

Spain police smash 'black magic' transsexual prostitution ring

MADRID, Spain – Spanish police said Wednesday, October 31, they had rescued 15 young Brazilian transsexuals from a sex trafficking ring that forced them into prostitution by beating and threatening them with black magic. The operation led to the arrest of 13 people across the country suspected of running the ring, … Source: Politics

Thousands head to provinces for Undas 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of commuters flocked airports and bus terminals Wednesday night, October 31, bound for the provinces ahead of Undas, which falls on a 4-day weekend. At 9 pm, Romeo Ventanilla has already been standing in line with his family for over an hour to ride a bus to … Source: Politics

Khashoggi strangled and dismembered in consulate – Turkish prosecutor

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and then dismembered as part of a premeditated plan, Turkey’s chief prosecutor said Wednesday, October 31, making details of the murder public for the first time. The revelations came just hours after Saudi Arabia’s … Source: Politics

Rosita aftermath, NAIA terminal fee, Kanye West | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Department of Social Welfare and Development or DSWD says over 54,000 people remain in evacuation centers, in the aftermath of typhoon Rosita. President Rodrigo Duterte is waiting for the recommendation of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines on the extension of martial law in Mindanao . The Ninoy … Source: Politics

U.S. voters poised to elect two Muslim women to Congress

CHICAGO, USA –US voters are poised to elect two Muslim women to Congress in the midterm election next week, marking a historic first even as anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric has been on the rise. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, is all but certain to be elected to the US House … Source: Politics

Neymar risks prison over Barca move

      MADRID, Spain – A Spanish magistrate leading an investigation into alleged irregularities in Neymar’s move to Barcelona in 2013 said Wednesday, October 31, the Brazilian superstar could face up to 6 years in prison. “The term imposed, in principle, could be between 4 and 6 years,” said a decree issued … Source: Politics

PH gymnast Yulo fails to medal, but makes history in World Championships

MANILA, Philippines – Carlos Yulo may not have struck a medal in the men’s individual all-around final of the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships but he already made history by merely competing.  Although finishing at 23rd out of the 24 competitors, the 18-year-old became the first Filipino to qualify for … Source: Politics

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