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Aboitiz takes control over Naga power plant

ABOITIZ Power Corporation subsidiary Therma Power Visayas Incorporated physically took over the Naga Power Plant Complex in Cebu on Monday, July 16. "Our team has taken possession of the power plant complex and are now assessing the facility in preparation for maintenance and rehabilitation works. We are also conducting an inventory of the assets on site,” Therma Visayas COO Celso Caballero said in a statement. “We would like to thank Psalm for their assistance in guiding us through this turnover process and we look forward to our partnership with theRead More


2 houses razed by fire in Cebu City

TWO residential houses were gutted by fire in Barangay Sta. Cruz in Cebu City Monday afternoon, July 16. Fire Chief Inspector Noel Ababon, Cebu City fire marshal, said that the fire was located at the back of Cebu Bradford School in Osmeña Blvd. The fire had been raised to second alarm but was placed under control at 3:03 p.m. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); BREAKING: Fire alarm raised inRead More


Samsung heats up 5G race with reveal of 3.5-gigahertz technologies

MANILA, Philippines – The race for 5th-generation wireless network technology, commonly called 5G, seems to be heating up with Samsung unveiling their own 3.5-gigahertz (GHz) band technologies at a press event held in South Korea last week. According to Samsung Central , Samsung is confident that they … Source: Politics


Instagram users in some countries can now apply for verification

  MANILA, Philippines – Instagram has always kept its verification process shrouded in mystery with only a select number of “public figures, celebrities, and brands” having the coveted blue check mark beside their names. This may soon be changing with Instagram testing an in-app option for users … Source: Politics


Nueva Ecija mayor Bote killed over P96-M ecotourism contract – PNP

MANILA, Philippines – General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote was allegedly ordered killed by a certain Christian Saquilabon over a P96-million contract to develop a national park in his town, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on Monday, July 16. Leading the presentation of the case in Camp … Source: Politics


Where Duterte, Mahathir stand on pressing ASEAN issues

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad are set to hold their first bilateral meeting on Monday afternoon, July 16. Mahathir returned to power only in May after leading the opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan to victory … Source: Politics


LOOK: 5-foot-5 Junior Robinson turns heads in NBA Summer League

MANILA, Philippines – The NBA Summer League is a place where ballers, young and old alike, display their talents in the hope that a team scout would sign them up for a roster spot. In an already-full league with less than 100 extra spots to spare every off-season, thousands of aspirants … Source: Politics


Sink Floyd! Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Manny Pacquiao has called on Floyd Mayweather to come out of retirement for a rematch, saying “let’s do a second one” after powering to his first KO win in 9 years . The fighting Philippines senator known as “Pac-Man” took on the dangerous Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala … Source: Politics


Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

LINXIA, China – Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change – no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the … Source: Politics


Charter change, Tropical Depression Henry, sports news | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Majority of Filipinos reject shift to federalism now – Pulse Asia. Tropical Depression Henry , monsoon to bring more rain. Sports wrap – Pacquiao-Matthysse , Wimbledon women’s & men’s finals , World Cup {source} <table class=”table” border=”0″><tbody id=”ext-gen118286″><tr><td id=”ext-gen2339″ align=”left” valign=”top” width=”60%”><p class=”no-margin”>Executive Producer / … Source: Politics