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Manny Pacquiao ends Keith Thurman undefeated streak in classic title bout


Manny Pacquiao adding yet another enormous victory to his storied, 24-year career by defeating Keith Thurman, a man 10 years his junior, by split decision to take his undefeated record and welterweight world title at the raucous MGM Grand Garden Arena.



Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman via split decision

Manny Pacquiao continued his illustrious legacy, taking the WBA Super World welterweight championship from Keith Thurman via split decision Sunday at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

Split Decision:

114-113 for Keith Thurman

115-112 for Manny Pacquiao

115-112 for Manny Pacquiao





Philippines faces two million kilogram mango surplus


Manila: The Philippines has a surplus of more than two million kilos of mangoes following a bumper harvest, The country’s agriculture secretary said the extra mangoes were the result of a “dry spell caused El Niño” The El Niño phenomenon occurs naturally and has a major influence on weather patterns around the world, The government has launched a marketing campaign in a bid to sell one million kilos of the fruit in June before they begin to rot, In some areas mangoes are selling for 10 pesos

Dutch hostage killed while trying to escape from militants in Philippines


Manila: A Dutch photographer held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Philippines since 2012 was killed on Friday by his captors when he tried to escape during a firefight on a remote southern island, the military said.

Ewold Horn, a wildlife photographer, was shot by his guards from the Abu Sayyaf group when he tried to flee during a clash between government troops and the militants, officials said.

Horn and a fellow photographer, Lorenzo Vinciguerra from Switzerland, were taken captive as they were sailing off an island called Tawi Tawi on a bird-watching trip more than seven years ago and later taken to Sulu. Vinciguerra escaped in 2014.

DFA: Dayag’s employer presumed innocent until proven guilty


Manila: The Kuwaiti employer of the late overseas Filipino worker Constancia Lago Dayag is still “presumed innocent until proven guilty,” the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday night.

In a brief message sent to reporters, DFA Assistant Secretary Emmanuel Fernandez identified Dayag’s employer as Bader Ibrahim Mohammad.

“He is, of course, presumed innocent until proven guilty. And the autopsy results have yet to show whether or not there was foul play in the death,” Fernandez said.


However, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has indicated that Dayag could have been indeed a victim of abuse while working in the Middle East.

Official Photo of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L Locsin Jr. FINAL

In an earlier statement, both the DFA and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) have sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct an independent autopsy to establish the cause of Dayag’s death.


Body of the OFW who died in Kuwait arrives in NAIA

Manila: The remains of late OFW Constancia Dayag has arrived in NAIA on May 23, Thursday afternoon.




The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has endorsed the case to the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) which will undertake an independent autopsy and perform toxicology tests on the remains to determine the cause of death of Ms. Dayag.



DFA has requested for the immediate release of the official forensic report from the Criminal Evidence Department of Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior.

As of the moment, the death certificate released by the Al-Sabah Hospital indicates that the cause of death is still under investigation. Therefore there is nothing to refute. Repeat, nothing to refute. Repeat, nothing to refute. Once the Kuwaiti report is released, we will double-check it with our own experts.



The Department will also request the permission of the family to bring the remains to the University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Forensic Morgue for a similar examination of the human remains of Ms. Dayag.


The DFA will continue to provide assistance to nationals and legal support on the case of the late Ms. Dayag. Furthermore, the DFA will provide Php100,000 financial assistance to the orphaned children of Ms. Dayag to help defray the cost of her funeral.