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PNP to extend legal assistance to Espenido, co-accused facing homicide cases

(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Police will extend legal assistance to Ozamiz police chief Jovie Espenido and his men who are facing a homicide case for the deaths of nine people during a police operation in 2017. PNP spokesperson Benigno Durana said it was up to Espenido, SPO4 Renato Martir Jr., and PO1 Sandra Nadayag, among others, if they would avail of such services. “Those accused have right to due process and defend themselves. Since Espenido’s […]

LeBron teams with ‘Black Panther’ director for ‘Space Jam 2’

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Two months ago, basketball superstar LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, he’s taking on Hollywood in a big way. The long-awaited sequel to “Space Jam” — the 1996 live action-animated film starring NBA legends Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing — is finally moving forward. King James’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, on Wednesday tweeted an image of a locker room featuring the names of […]

ITCZ, patuloy na magdadala ng mga pag-ulan sa bansa

(Eagle News) — Patuloy na makakaapekto ang Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) sa southern Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao ngayong araw, Setyembre 20. Maulap na kalangitan na may mga pag-ulan ang mararanasan sa Metro Manila, central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western at Central Visayas at Mindanao. Habang ang nalalabing bahagi ng bansa ay makakaranas ng bahagyang maulap hanggang sa maulap na papawirin na may ilang mga pag-ulan. Ang mga residente sa mga apektadong lugar ay binigyang babala […]

$60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday. Osaka-based Tech Bureau, which operates virtual currency exchange Zaif, said its server had been illegally accessed and money transfered. “We decline to comment on the details of how this illegal access occurred, as it is a crime and we’ve already asked the authorities to investigate,” Tech […]

Jeepney modernization program ng pamahalaan, tuloy na tuloy na

(Eagle News) — Wala nang makakapigil pa sa pagpapatupad ng jeepney modernization program ng pamahalaan. Sa economic briefing sa Malacañang, sinabi ni Transportation Assistant Secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark De Leon na target ng pamahalaan na sa kalagitnaan ng taong 2020 ay phaseout na lahat ng mga lumang modelo ng jeepney sa buong bansa. Ayon kay Assistant Secretary De Leon, napasimulan na ang pagpasok ng mga modernong Public Utility Vehicle na papalit sa […]

New Zealand economy picks up amid agricultural growth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AFP) — New Zealand’s economic growth hit a two-year-high in the second quarter on the back of a strong performance from the agricultural sector, official data showed Thursday. Statistics New Zealand said the economy expanded 1.0 percent in the three months to June 30, the biggest quarterly rise since mid-2016. The agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector was the standout performer, up 4.1 percent, with mining the only industry among the 16 measured […]

At least three people confirmed dead in landslide in Cebu

(Eagle News) — At least three people were confirmed dead after a landslide buried several houses in Naga City in Cebu on Thursday, Sept. 20. Chief Inspector Roderick Gonzales of the Naga Philippine National Police said in an interview over radio dzbb that 20 to 25 houses were affected in Tinaan. Ten houses, he said, were affected in Naalad. At press time, authorities were still conducting rescue operations for possible survivors. The landslide in Cebu […]

Time for concrete action’ on North Korea: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for concrete action to follow up on North Korea’s commitment to close a missile test site with international monitors present. Guterres welcomed the announcement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang. “The commitments reflected in the joint statement include important military confidence-building measures and a commitment by the DPRK to […]

Google Mini captures top spot in connected speaker market: survey

  WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Google Home Mini has vaulted to the top spot in the global market for connected speakers, edging out a rival device from Amazon, a survey showed Wednesday. The Strategy Analytics report for the second quarter of 2018 showed the smallest device from Google captured 20 percent of the market with sales of 2.3 million. That was slightly ahead of the Echo Dot, the similarly sized device from Amazon, with […]

Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia

  by Thomas Allnut Agence France Presse VALENCIA, Spain (AFP) — Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia without him after he was controversially sent off on his debut in the competition for the Italian champions on Wednesday. A tearful Ronaldo left the pitch in disbelief in the 29th minute, having aimed a petulant, but seemingly harmless, kick at Valencia defender Jeison Murillo. […]

Former PM Nawaz released from prison following court orders

  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AFP) — Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif was released from prison late Wednesday to be met by jubilant supporters after a court suspended his prison sentence for corruption pending an appeal hearing. Sharif — who was ousted from office last year by the Supreme Court for alleged corruption — was freed along with his daughter. Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were arrested on their return in July from London to campaign in […]

Senator Aquino questions cut in DepEd budget for construction of classrooms in 2019

(Eagle News) — Senator Bam Aquino questioned what he said was the Department of Budget and Management’s move to cut the Department of Education’s budget for the construction of classrooms. According to Aquino, from the original P116 billion, this was slashed to “just” P10.2 billion. He said the new amount can only allow for the construction of 4,000 classrooms, a far cry from the 47,000 classrooms the DepEd could have supposedly built for 2019 with the […]