The final 'Game of Thrones' season airs April 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Game of Thrones fans, the long wait is… going to be a little longer.  HBO on Tuesday, November 13 (in the Philippines) announced that the final season of the critically-acclaimed television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire will begin airing in April 2019.  This … Source: Politics

ASEAN trade leaders sign pact to grow e-commerce

MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to encourage the growth of electronic commerce in Southeast Asia, trade leaders of the region’s 10 member countries signed a deal to cooperate in making electronic transactions safe and more efficient. The ASEAN Agreement on Electronic Commerce was signed on Monday, November 12, a … Source: Politics

Enciso proves doubters wrong by sparking Alaska to semis-tying win

MANILA, Philippines – Simon Enciso rose to the occasion big-time to help Alaska even its semifinals series against Meralco in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup and one of his key motivation is to prove his doubters wrong.  The spitfire guard submitted 23 points on top of 2 rebounds and 2 … Source: Politics

CNN sues White House over barring of reporter

WASHINGTON, USA (3rd UPDATE) – CNN sued Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday, November 13, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta’s constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president. The row on live national television and Acosta’s resulting banishment triggered a wave of accusations … Source: Politics

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

LONDON, United Kingdom – Amnesty International on Monday, November 12,  stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader’s “indifference” to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims. It was the latest in a string of awards the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner … Source: Politics

Azkals score first win over Singapore in Suzuki Cup

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippine Azkals opened their campaign with a historic first win over Singapore in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, 1-0, on Tuesday, November 13, at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium in Bacolod.  After a frustrating first half, Patrick Reichelt opened the scoreline … Source: Politics

Imelda Marcos' post-conviction bail still undecided; trial bail forfeited

MANILA, Philippines – It is possible for former first lady Imelda Marcos to be allowed to pay a post-conviction bail, but that’s still up for decision by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan 5th Division which is set to hear her post-conviction remedies on Friday, November 16, at 8:30 am. What … Source: Politics

Where is the arrest warrant vs Imelda Marcos? | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Sandiganbayan closed on Tuesday, November 13, without releasing the actual warrant of arrest, which is the official document that would empower law enforcement authorities to apprehend Imelda Marcos. President Rodrigo Duterte continues to trust former Customs chief Isidro Lapeña even after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed a graft complaint against him, Malacañang said on … Source: Politics

Alaska halts Meralco's streak to even semis series

MANILA, Philippines – Alaska doused cold water on Meralco’s fiery run to even their best-of-five semifinals series in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup with a 100-95 win in Game 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena on Tuesday, November 13.  The Aces just had enough gas left in the tank … Source: Politics

DOCUMENT: Full decision convicting Imelda Marcos over illegal Swiss foundations

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan 5th Division decided the graft charges against former first lady Imelda Marcos after 26 years, and convicted her for 7 counts of graft for illegally creating and maintaining private foundations in Switzerland during the entire rule of her husband, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The verdict shows the … Source: Politics