Ramil De Jesus' legendary coaching career in UAAP women's volleyball reached new heights at the Mall of Asia Arena on February 17. He claimed his 300th win when the De La Salle Lady Spikers' defeated Adamson Lady Falcons in the Season 86 opener, 25-16, 25-16, 25-18. Video by Niel Victor Masoy
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Police are investigating an arson case after garbage bags were set on fire near a restaurant in Tai Kok Tsui for the third time within two days. At about 5 am, police received a report that there were signs of burn marks on the restaurant door on Lok Kwan Street. Firefighters found that two bags of garbage had been burned on the left and right sides of the restaurant. After the preliminary investigation, the fire department believed that the cause of the fire was suspicious. It is understood that this is the third time a similar incident has occurred near the restaurant within two days.
February 18, 2024 06:03 UTC
MOSCOW — The hundreds of flowers and candles laid in Moscow on Friday to honor the memory of Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, were taken away overnight in black bags. Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh on Saturday confirmed his death, citing an official notice given to his mother, Lydumila. ADVERTISEMENTREAD: Who was Alexei Navalny and what did he say of Russia, Putin, and death? West ‘not our friend’At “Patriki”, or Patriarch’s Ponds, the centre of Moscow nightlife, many young Russians revelled away Friday night just hours after news of Navalny’s death. “It is sad of course when anybody dies,” Olga Kazakova, a Russian, told Reuters in central Moscow on Saturday.
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February 18, 2024 00:04 UTC
HAVING hitched our wagon, so to speak, to Uncle Sam's caravan just when it is losing traction in the world, we may — like Ukraine — lose big and, God forbid, get crushed. The following year, Russia invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea, with Western nations failing to intervene despite pledging to secure Ukrainian territory. RAND Corp., funded by the US military, published last July "How to Reverse the Erosion of US and Allied Military Power and Influence." Ironically, and perhaps providentially, America's recent decline in clout resulted precisely from its drive to stay on top. Weeks after the Feb. 24, 2022 invasion, Kyiv and Moscow forged a peace deal for Ukraine's neutrality and full Russian withdrawal.
February 17, 2024 17:18 UTC
98 dead, 9 missing in Davao de Oro landslideThis screengrab from AFPTV aerial video footage taken on February 7, 2024 shows the site of a landslide in Davao de Oro province on Mindanao island in the southern Philippines. MANILA, Philippines — Casualties from the landslide in Maco, Davao de Oro continue to rise as government officials abandoned all hope of finding live victims under the rubble. "As of 12 noon today, we have a total of 98 retrieved bodies which includes complete body parts and body parts," said Management of the Dead and the Missing (MDM) unit member Lea Añora in a press briefing this afternoon. "88 were complete body parts and 10 body parts... And we have 79 identified bodies and we still have 18 unidentified retrieved bodies." Among those who are still missing are from:immediate community : 4: 4 Maria-Socio General Services Inc. (MSGSI) : 4: 4 Apex Mining: 1The landslide occured in Brgy.
February 17, 2024 14:32 UTC
Millennials', Gen Zs' new love language: 3 out of 5 are 'willing to pay the price' for itMANILA, Philippines — These days, it is no longer enough to say "I love you" to show how much you love a person. Millennials and Gen Zs, particularly those in the Asia Pacific region including the Philippines, have found a new love language — shared travel experiences. Travel is the new love languageFor Millennials and Gen Zs, travel is now more than just a holiday and a reward for oneself after working so hard for a long period. It's no longer just a journey; it's the embodiment of a new love language shared experiences. Millennials also lean towards travel with their partners, while Gen Zs prioritize friend group travel.
February 17, 2024 13:35 UTC
Chinese vessels shadowed a Philippine boat that was delivering food and fuel to Filipino fishermen to allow them to spend longer at sea and catch more fish. (Photo: AFP/Ted ALJIBE)The Philippines on Saturday accused Chinese coast guard ships of "dangerous" manoeuvres after they repeatedly blocked a Filipino vessel delivering supplies to fishermen at a reef off the Southeast Asian nation's coast. The incidents happened near the China-controlled Scarborough Shoal on Thursday and Friday, several days after the Philippine Coast Guard made similar accusations against Chinese boats in the same area. The Datu Tamblot and the China Coast Guard vessels issued repeated radio challenges to each other, with each side accusing the other of encroaching into their territorial waters. On four occasions, Chinese coast guard vessels briefly blocked the Datu Tamblot by crossing its bow and stopping in its path as it neared the shoal.
February 17, 2024 09:53 UTC
Bitcoin’s fortunes are getting better as it is expected to keep rising after reaching a record-high $52,749. AFP PHOTOBitcoin's price has soared by more than 20 percent this month and more than tripled since January last year. Bankruptcies of several sector giants, especially the cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX, previously undermined investor confidence and caused Bitcoin's price to collapse over a year ago. Prior to this, and anxious to recover their stake when Bitcoin's price dropped, some investors made massive withdrawals from the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust EFT, which had accumulated more than $28 billion in assets. Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto has limited the maximum number of bitcoins to 21 million.
February 17, 2024 04:15 UTC
MOSCOW – Russia’s most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny collapsed and died on Friday after a walk at the “Polar Wolf” Arctic penal colony where he was serving a long jail term, the Russian prison service said. “All necessary resuscitation measures were carried out, which did not yield positive results,” the prison service said, adding that causes of death were being established. “Russian authorities publish a confession that they killed Alexei Navalny in prison,” Navalny aide Leonid Volkov wrote on social media. “My sincere belief is that it was the conditions of detention that led to Navalny’s death,” Russian newspaper editor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dmitry Muratov told Reuters. Navalny long forecast Russia could face seismic political turmoil, including revolution, because he said Putin built a brittle system of personal rule reliant on sycophancy and corruption.
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February 17, 2024 03:36 UTC
NEW DELHI: Farmers blocked highways and held demonstrations in rural areas of northern India on Friday to demand for legislation that would guarantee minimum support prices for all farm produce. PROTESTING FARMERS Members of Center of India Trade Unions (CITU) shout slogans in support of a countrywide rural strike called by farmers in Jammu, India, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. AP photoThe farmers are camping on the border between Punjab and Haryana after being blocked by concrete and metal barricades. The protesting farmers are mostly from Punjab and Haryana and are relatively better-off than farmers in other Indian states. Farmers said a guaranteed minimum support price for other crops would stabilize their incomes.
February 17, 2024 00:15 UTC
A Philippine Coast Guard vessel.Photographer: Jes Aznar/Getty ImagesThe Philippines said it will respond to any “dangerous” maneuvers by China in a disputed South China Sea shoal, where Manila has started rotating vessels this month amid heightened tensions with Beijing. His statement was shared on X by Coast Guard spokesman Jay Tarriela. Beijing claims nearly all of the South China Sea, a vital trade route, including areas Manila says are part of its territory. Tensions between China and the Philippines have flared in the past months, with their vessels clashing in the disputed sea. Marcos’s administration has asserted maritime claims and protested China’s actions, while strengthening defense ties with the US.
February 16, 2024 21:35 UTC
THE highly anticipated Thailand Week is set to showcase the best of Thai merchandise at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City from Feb. 29 to March 3, 2024. Organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and Ministry of Commerce in Thailand through the Thai Trade Center in Manila, this annual event is the biggest trade show of Thai products in the Philippines, consistently bringing high-quality Thai products to the forefront for over a decade. Thailand Week 2024 is set to take place at Glorietta Activity Center from Feb. 29 to March 3, 2024. Under the theme "Discover excellence, trade with Thailand," the fair continues its tradition of highlighting the superior quality of Thai products. Over 80 companies, including Thai exporters and Philippine importers with Thai products, will participate in Thailand Week 2024.
February 16, 2024 18:34 UTC
Sulu residents led cops to lair of woman tagged as 'terrorist'Myrna Ajilul Mabanza did not resist arrest when policemen and soldiers arrived at her hideout and served her the warrants for her arrest. COTABATO CITY — The support of Muslim clerics in Sulu helped government operatives arrest the most wanted terrorist in the Bangsamoro region, linked to transnational terror groups. She was arrested Barangay Pasil in Indanan town in the province on Thursday. More than 500 Abu Sayyaf members in Sulu had surrendered in batches via local government units in the province since 2016, all reintegrated into mainstream society. “To all the civilians who helped work out the arrest of Mabanza, we are thankful,” Galido told reporters on Friday morning via text message.
February 16, 2024 17:46 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — A group that monitors sexual harassment cases in schools has called on the Department of Education to establish concrete anti-retaliation policies to protect victims when they file complaints against school authorities, including their teachers accused of sexual misconduct. New demands were drawn up during the gathering, which had “galvanized” student leaders from different schools to take action on the continued rise in sexual harassment cases in their own campuses, Enough is Enough (EIE) said in a statement. Based on its monitoring, EIE has recorded at least 61 incidents of campus sexual misconduct that have taken place. But “multiple cases … have either been dropped or remain unresolved” while several accused remain unpunished, the group said. Last year, EIE reiterated its call for DepEd to ensure that it takes action on all those accused of sexual harassment in schools, noting that fear of reprisal or humiliation has prevented several victims from speaking out.
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