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Watch: Mocha Uson Denies Involvement in Kuwait Rescue Video, to Resign if There is Proof (Video)

Watch: Mocha Uson Denies Involvement in Kuwait Rescue Video, to Resign if There is Proof (Video)

Philippines
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCCO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson categorically denied allegations that she was involved in the controversial Kuwait rescue video made by officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The famous pro-Duterte blogger also challenged her critics to prove their claim. Watch her video below. “Nung dumating ako sa Kuwait nung April 19, tapos ang rescue video na nagviral sa FB. Sa katunayan, pag dating ko sa airport, ipinakita ito sa akin ng taga DFA. Sa madaling salita, nangyari na ang kontrobersyal na rescue na iyon na video bago pa ako dumating ng Kuwait.” Uson said on her Facebook video she uploaded this Tuesday, May 1. (When I arrived in Kuwait on April 19, the viral rescue video is already done. In fact, when I arrived at the a
25 Interesting Facts About ‘Schindler’s List’ Movie You Probably Don’t Know Yet

25 Interesting Facts About ‘Schindler’s List’ Movie You Probably Don’t Know Yet

Philippines, Top Lists
This year, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the movie Schindler's List, probably the best Holocaust movie Hollywood has ever made. And as the world knows, multi-awarded director Steven Spielberg directed this film, which won seven out of twelve Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also won several other awards from BAFTA and Golden Globes. Released in December 1993, Schindler's List is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally, and featured the true story of German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved 1,200 Polish Jews refugees during World War II. This 3 hours-15 minute black and white movie stars Liam Neeson as Schindler and Ben Kingsley as Itzhak Stern, Schindler's accountan...
Female UP Cebu Graduate Joins NPA, Molested by NPA Terrorists

Female UP Cebu Graduate Joins NPA, Molested by NPA Terrorists

Philippines
A female graduate of University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu named Alyssa Sumulong was recruited to be a member of Communist NPA Terrorist (CNT) in Northern Negros Front (NNF). But during her membership, she was sexually molested by her fellow members. This is according to her diary recovered by the government forces. In a statement, Brigadier General Eliezer Losañes, commander of 303rd Infantry (Brown Eagle) Brigade, he identified Sumulong as 23 years old, finished elementary at Cebu Normal University, graduated from high school at the University of the Philippines (High School) and studied college at the University of the Philippines Visayas – Cebu. Sumulong was said to be a consistent honor student and academic achiever UP Cebu, where undergraduate of Bachelor of Science in Mathem
Eurasia Future Director Adam Garrie to Change Legal Name, to Add “Duterte”

Eurasia Future Director Adam Garrie to Change Legal Name, to Add “Duterte”

Philippines
Believe it or not, Eurasia Future Director Adam Garrie is going to legally change his name. Soon, his legal full name will be Adam Alexander Duterte Garrie. He made his bold announcement via his social media accounts on Friday, April 20, saying that he decided to change his name as a sign of respect and loyalty to President Rodrigo Duterte. “I have begun a legal process to officially change my full legal name to Adam Alexander Duterte Garrie. Will post evidence when it's all done.” Garrie, wrote and replied to a comment that he has just filled out the first part that day. He said he is currently in London, UK, and has been the Director of Eurasia Future since December 2017. Eurasia Future focuses on the “new political alignments of the Middle East, Syria and Iraq’s war against Takfir
Watch: Teenage Girl Pushed by Friend as a Joke, Nearly Killed by Bus (Video)

Watch: Teenage Girl Pushed by Friend as a Joke, Nearly Killed by Bus (Video)

Philippines
A teenage girl nearly died after her friend pushed her that caused her to be under a moving bus. The horrifying incident happened in Czechowicach-Dziedzicachand, Poland on Thursday, April 12. Local authorities released the CCTV video, which you can watch below. Warning: The video may have contents not for weak hearts. According to Polish media, the two girlfriends are around 17 years old. As you can see in the video, their faces were not seen as they were walking in the sidewalk. Seconds later, a bus came from behind them, and when as it passes them, the girl on the inner part of the sidewalk playfully pushed her friend towards the street. The girl’s friend fell on the street, with her head nearly being crushed by the huge tires of the running bus. In fact, at first glance, you might
LTFRB Stops Colorum Jeepney Bringing Robredo Supporters Going to SC

LTFRB Stops Colorum Jeepney Bringing Robredo Supporters Going to SC

Philippines
Officials of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday morning, April 19 stopped a passenger jeepney with members of a militant group Kilusang Maralita supporting Vice President Leni Robredo. It was learned that the jeepney is "out of line" or colorum, which is against the traffic rules and regulations. According to ABS-CBN News, there was a heated exchange of words between LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada and Nestor Lyarano of Kilusang Maralita, who was among the passengers of the kolorum jeepney that was required to stop at Quezon Avenue. Lizada reportedly said the jeepney had no special permit to pass the said route. "Ang tagal na namin ginagawa ito. Panahon pa nina [former Presidents] FVR (Fidel Ramos), Cory [Aquino], GMA (Gloria Macapagal-Arroy...
Watch: DOTr Sec Tugade Questions 2 “Police Escorts” for Korean Tourists (Video)

Watch: DOTr Sec Tugade Questions 2 “Police Escorts” for Korean Tourists (Video)

Philippines
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade encountered on the road two motorcycle riders who acted as police escorts (hagad) of private vehicles. And because they cut off on the road, he confronted them. A concerned netizen was able to capture it on video and posted it on Facebook. Watch the video below. According to a certain Rushell Mantillas on Sunday, April 15, the two police escorts cut off at Daang Hari road in Cavite where Sec Tugade is also passing through. The netizen said they appeared to be members of HPG (Highway Patrol Group) based on their uniforms. On the video, you can hear the Transportation Secretary questioning them. On Wednesday, the DOTr shared the video on their official Facebook page and added more information about the...
Who is Kai Sotto

Who is Kai Sotto

Philippines
Kai Zachary Sotto is a basketball player for Ateneo Blue Eaglets, the high school varsity basketball team of the Ateneo de Manila University. He is the eldest of the three children of Ervin Sotto, a retired PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) player who was drafted by Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs in 2004, but later played for Shell Turbo Chargers, Barangay Ginebra Kings, Air21 Express, Alaska Aces, and the NLEX Road Warriors. Kai Sotto was born on May 11, 2002, and at the age of 14, he already stands 6'11". As of posting, this 15-year old gentle giant is in Grade 9 and stands 7'1" (215.9 cm) but others said he is 7'2", and could be now the tallest basketball player in the Philippines. His towering height mostly came from his parents, because his father stands at 6'7" and his mothe...
Online Petition to Facebook to Remove Rappler and Vera Files as Fact Checkers

Online Petition to Facebook to Remove Rappler and Vera Files as Fact Checkers

Philippines
An online petition has been created, demanding Facebook and Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to remove Rappler and Vera Files as fact checkers of potential fake news reports in the Philippines. The move comes a day after Facebook announced its partnership with Rappler IQ and VERA Files as third-party fact-checkers. “We are committed to fighting the spread of false news and misinformation on multiple fronts, employing a variety of tools and tactics… Partnering with third-party fact-checking organizations is one of the ways we hope to better identify and reduce the reach of false news that people share on our platform,” Clair Deevy, Facebook’s Director for Community Affairs for APAC said in a statement on Thursday, April 12. The two groups were verified by International Fact-Ch
SK Chairman Candidate Encounters Gunpoint, Threatened Not to Join Politics

SK Chairman Candidate Encounters Gunpoint, Threatened Not to Join Politics

Philippines
The filing of candidacy for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections is set to start this coming Saturday, April 14. But this early, Cocoy Tenebro, an aspiring candidate for SK Chairman in Barangay Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City has already encountered a gunpoint and received death threats, demanding him not to run, or else they will kill him. “Desperate move 101: SK Chairmanship lang pinaguusapan, need nyo pa talagang ipaharang yung bata at tutukan ng baril at sabihing wag ng tumakbo at wag ng makigulo sa pulitika? Utak kriminal lang ang datingan. Ganyan ka na kadesperado.” A certain Evan Reandino Cuesta posted on her Facebook page last Tuesday, April 10. (We are only talking about SK Chairmanship, but you still need to block him in the streets and point a gun at him and