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  • Massive brawl breaks out between Australia and Philippines during FIBA Basketball World Cup

    07/02/2018 12:08:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Insider ^ | 07/02/2018 | Brandon Wiggins
    A recent FIBA basketball game between Australia and the Philippines has made waves due to the breakout of what has been called "the biggest basketball brawl since the Malice at the Palace." Members of the Philippines squad cleared the bench for the fight, and one NBA player, Milwaukee Center, Thon Maker, got involved in the fight. It started when Australia's Daniel Kickert fouled Filipino guard Roger Pogoy and in response Jayson Castro threw a punch and former NBA journeyman Andray Blatche shoved an Australian player," according to Scooby Jaxson of Sports Illustrated. Australia and The Philippines were meeting for a...
  • Philippine President Duterte blasts Bible creation story: 'Who is this stupid God?'

    06/23/2018 11:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    GMA Network ^ | 06/22/2018
    After ranting about the Catholic Church, the President of the Philippines now has a beef with the concept of 'original sin' in the Genesis creation story MANILA, Philippines – After recent tirades against priests and the Church's "hypocrisy," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cursed God and called God "stupid" for the concept of "original sin" in the Bible's creation story. Duterte, on Friday, June 22, began with retelling the story of Adam and Eve and how they ate the fruit from the forbidden tree and thus brought original sin upon humankind. "Kinain ni Adam (Adam ate it) then malice was born....
  • Infamous pedophile smiles as he gets life in prison

    06/17/2018 10:33:30 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 06/14/18 | Candace Sutton
    Australian pedophile Peter Gerard Scully, considered one of the world’s most depraved child traffickers and rapists, smiled as he was sentenced to life in a Philippines court. The former Melbourne, Australia, property developer was filmed smiling as he left the Cagayan de Oro city court in the southern Philippines province of northern Mindanao. He had just been sentenced to life in prison, along with his former girlfriend and accomplice, Carme Ann Alvarez. Scully, 55, faces up to 60 further charges for child murder, torture and abuse cases against children as young as 12 months. That includes the abuse of two...
  • Could North Korea Become the Next Singapore?

    06/08/2018 3:57:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 8, 2018 | Graham Allison
    With a population about twice the size of North Korea’s capital Pyongyang, Singapore has a GDP per capita that is 38 times larger than North Korea’s. Kim might just be taking notes when he heads to his summit with Donald Trump. Did President Trump choose Singapore as the site for next Tuesday’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by accident? No way. One of Trump’s wildest cards in his unorthodox path to this meeting with Kim Jong Un is his vision of a prosperous North Korea. As Trump put it last week, “I truly believe North Korea has brilliant...
  • South Korea offers $1bn aid for infrastructure boost

    06/05/2018 4:30:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Gulf Times ^ | June 6, 2018 | Catherine S Valente, Manila Times
    South Korea has offered $1bn in official development assistance (ODA) to the Philippines to help boost the Duterte administration’s infrastructure programme, Malacanang said yesterday. In a news conference in South Korea, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the commitment was made during a bilateral meeting on Monday between President Rodrigo Duterte and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, at the Blue House in Seoul. “On the economic co-operation aspect, South Korea has doubled its overseas development assistance for our infrastructure projects, to support our Build, Build Build programme,” Roque told reporters. “In previous years, they provide us $500mn in ODA. And...
  • Duterte hopes new oil mine in Cebu to uplift Filipinos

    06/02/2018 6:46:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | June 1, 2018 | Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
    PAGBILAO, Quezon – President Duterte has expressed hope the newfound oil reserve in Cebu province could save the Filipino people from poverty. “I hope that we can tap more oil. And if we really have it in plenty, then maybe, just maybe in the fullest of God’s time we would have to, we will climb higher,” Duterte said in his speech during the inauguration of the 420-megawatt Pagbilao Unit 3 power project by TeaM Energy Corp. and Aboitiz Power Corp. held here Thursday afternoon. Duterte was referring to the Alegria Oil Field in Cebu, which he inaugurated on May 19....
  • The U.S. Embassy Prepares to Move to Jerusalem (very detailed analysis of effect)

    05/14/2018 8:02:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | May 7, 2018 | Nadav Shragai
    The United States has hammered another nail into the “coffin” of the 1947 UN Partition Resolution that called for the internationalization of Jerusalem.The Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, the Philippines, Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia, and various other countries are considering to follow in the footsteps of the United States.The Christian evangelical sector of American voters was what finally clinched Trump’s resolve to transfer the embassy from Tel Aviv and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.The “price” Israel will pay appears to be continued restraint in construction and an occasional building freeze in Jerusalem.The embassy will open in west Jerusalem, with...
  • In Philippines, an obsession with beauty pageants

    05/09/2018 6:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | January 30, 2017 | Aya Lowe
    When Pia Wurtzbach brought back the Miss Universe crown in 2015 she received a hero’s welcome. Ayala Avenue, the main road of Manila’s central business district was closed off midday, during a weekday and people gathered in their thousands carrying signs, waving flags and tearing up as they greeted the newly crowned beauty queen. It was a day of national pride for Filipinos. For the first time in 42 years, a Filipina brought home the most coveted crown in the beauty pageant industry. And in a country where pageants are followed and cheered on as much as the Superbowl, the...
  • Humans were in Philippines 700,000 years ago

    05/04/2018 7:12:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2018 | Ashley Strickland
    About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may not seem remarkable -- except that humans weren't supposed to be in the Philippines so long ago. Before this discovery, the earliest indicator that early humans, or hominins, were even on those islands had been a single foot bone from 67,000 years ago, uncovered in the Callao Cave on Luzon. That's quite a time jump. Research says that the new findings push back the date for humans inhabiting the Philippines by hundreds of thousands of years. A study published Wednesday in...
  • Duterte permanently bans Filipinos going to work in Kuwait after maid found stuffed in freezer

    04/29/2018 2:53:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation. Mr Duterte in February imposed a prohibition on workers heading to Kuwait following the murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in the Gulf state. The crisis deepened after Kuwaiti authorities last week ordered Manila's envoy to leave the country over videos of Philippine embassy staff helping workers in Kuwait flee allegedly abusive employers. The two nations had been negotiating...
  • Offer infrastructure investors a share of the tax take

    04/17/2018 12:08:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | April 17, 2018 | Naoyuki Yoshino
    Asia needs more transport infrastructure. More than the state, which finances the lion's share, can fund. So what more can be done to bring in increased private capital, when investors have so far been mostly disappointed by the returns? Is there a way of breathing new life into the public private partnership (PPP), the most common vehicle for private infrastructure investment? We think so. Governments need to offer private sector investors more than they can hope to earn from ticket sales on railways or motorway tolls. They should consider sharing the extra tax revenues generated from the increased economic activity...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Israeli Company Is Combatting BDS Movement Through Monthly Gift Boxes

    03/25/2018 4:06:16 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | Adelle Nazarian
    An Israeli company located in Judea and Samaria is working to combat the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement through a monthly box subscription that allows supporters throughout the world the opportunity to be part of the Israel experience. Aryeh Powers, the director of marketing for Lev HaOlam, told Breitbart News that these gift boxes — which include items that are boycotted by anti-Israel entities as part of the BDS movement — reach thousands of people worldwide. “We send thousands of packages to people in multiple countries per month,” he said. These packages are sent to over 40 countries...
  • The Philippines Is Moving Toward Allowing Divorce. One of Only 2 Countries Where It's Still Illegal

    03/21/2018 8:49:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TIME ^ | 03/21/2018 | By ELI MEIXLER
    The Philippines took its closest step yet to legalizing divorce this week, despite opposition from President Rodrigo Duterte and religious groups. The country’s lower house of Congress voted Monday to pass a bill allowing couples to dissolve “irreparable marriages” and remarry, with 134 lawmakers voting for and 57 against, with two abstentions, Reuters reports. The only other country where divorce is illegal is the Vatican City. Congresswoman Emmi de Jesus said the bill sought to address the “clamour of women trapped in abusive relationships,” the BBC reports. The bill, which passed with support across the political aisle, offers Filipinos a...
  • How the Philippines Became Catholic (The complex history behind Asia's most Christian country)

    03/10/2018 7:52:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 03/09/2018 | Jayeel Cornelio
    Few events in the Philippines have been more anticipated than Pope Francis’s 2015 visit to the home of the world’s third-largest Catholic population. Six million people attended a parade on the final day of the pope’s trip, a meeting he decided to make following one of the strongest cyclones ever recorded. During mass with survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, Pope Francis declared, “I have come to tell you that Jesus is Lord. And he never lets us down.” Stirred by his homily, many were overcome with tears. Pain is not an anomaly for Filipinos. Suffering punctuates centuries of Philippine colonial and...
  • Democrat Scandal: California Gun Control Senator Yee Heads to Prison: Gun Trafficking

    03/01/2018 7:34:45 PM PST · by ransomnote · 37 replies
    joeforamerica.com ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2018 | SCOTT OSBORN
    California Democrats are speechless as they watch their prized Sacramento gun control senator, Leland Yee, head to prison for weapons trafficking, accepting bribes, and extorting money. “The crimes that you committed have resulted in essentially an attack on democratic institutions,” Breyer told Yee, who nodded as the judge addressed him. “This is a serious, serious injury to a governmental institution.” Breyer called his involvement in that crime “hypocritical” and “unfathomable” given his past advocacy for gun control. The judge gave him 30 days to surrender to the U.S. Marshal’s Service, which will turn him over to the federal prison system....
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • Philippine, US businessmen call for return of Historic Balangiga bells

    02/27/2018 9:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    ABS CBN News ^ | 02/27/2018 | Willard Cheng
    MANILA - A group of Filipino and American businessmen has called for the return of the Balangiga bells to the Philippines in a bid to strengthen ties between Manila and Washington. The US-Philippine Society on Monday passed a board resolution expressing support for the return of the Balangiga bells to its "rightful owners," said John Maisto, the organization's president. The passage of the resolution comes ahead of the group's meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday. Duterte, during his second State of the Nation Address last year, called for the return of the 3 church bells taken by the US...
  • The Harvest is ready now [charismatic caucus]

    02/25/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The time to plow is over for the seeds are bearing fruit for I have gone before you as David in the Valley of Breakthrough . So speak and declare My Words of Righteousness given to all those that believe on Me for "Truly" The Harvest is ready to be brought into the Storehouse That is , "My Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven" for "Truly" You "ARE " My Keepers of My Love and ONE True Light EMMANUEL ( God with us ) JOHN 4:34-38 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will...
  • Philippines' Duterte orders female communist fighters shot in the genitals, reports say

    02/13/2018 10:49:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 14, 2018
    Philippines' Duterte orders female communist fighters shot in the genitals, reports say Feb. 14, 2018 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte last week bragged that he had ordered troops to shoot female communist fighters in their vaginas, according to multiple reports, triggering a wave of criticism against the strongman when the remark was published Monday. “Tell the soldiers, ‘There’s a new order coming from the mayor,'” Duterte, a former mayor, told an audience of approximately 200 former rebels in Malacañang. “We won’t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina.’” “If there is no vagina, it would be useless,” Duterte added to...
  • China’s Fishing Fleets Are Fighting a Shadowy War to Expand the Country

    02/06/2018 8:57:34 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 4 replies
    “When our country needs us, we will go without a second thought to defend China’s rights,” said Chen Yuguo in a recent interview with the Washington Post. If Chen were a sailor in China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy, or perhaps an officer of the Chinese Coast Guard, his pledge to use force for his country would not be particularly noteworthy. But Mr. Chen is a fisherman. As captain of a trawler based in the port of Tanmen, Chen is one of China’s 6 million plus fishermen. He pilots one of the country’s 2,600 distant-water fishing ships. And much of this...