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Nagpalabas ng kautusan ang liderato ng Kamara de Representantes para bawiin o isauli ang mga lumang "protocol plate" o plakang "8" na ibinibigay sa mga kongresista. Bunsod ito ng mga insidente na nakikita ang naturang plaka sa mga sasakyang sangkot sa iligal na gawain o nakaparada sa mga establisimyento na may kalaswaan.
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines---A former barangay (village) health worker was arrestedon Friday(Aug. 26) for dumping her newly-born infant boy at a vacant lot in Ugac Sur village in this province. The remains of the infant were discovered 30 kilometers away from the house of his mother, Doris Adducul, according to Ugac Sur village chief Jacinto Maddara. Adducul confessed she gave birth to the boy on Aug. 21. Her sister, Geraldine, said she did not know the child had died and had been searching for the boy, only to be told it was taken to Isabela province by its father. Infanticide charges have been readied against Adducul. RELATED STORIE...Keep on reading: Mother arrested for dumping dead infant
CHUUK STATE, Micronesia---The US Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2c3bhOD.)A US Navy aircraft crew spotted the pair on the beach and gave their location to the Coast Guard in Guam. Hawaii News Now says the two, who had no emergency equipment, were picked up and taken to a patrol boat.The Coast Guard received a report about the couple's 18-foot vessel going missing on Aug. 19. Hawaii News Now says the two departed Weno Island on Aug. 17, and they were expected to arrive at their destination to Tamatam Island the next day.Hawaii Ne...Keep on reading: ‘SOS’ in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island
CHICAGO --- NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Wade took to Twitter to lament what he called another "act of senseless gun violence."Her family said Nykea Aldridge, 32, had recently relocated to the area on the city's South Side. Chicago police said she was killed Friday when two males walked up and fired shots at a third man but hit Aldridge in the head and arm. She wasn't the intended target, police said.Family members are caring for the baby, who wasn't hurt. Police said Friday evening that they were questioning witnesses in the shooting but had no s...Keep on reading: Dwyane Wade’s cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller
LONDON --- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is close to ending his search for a central defender and striker, saying Friday the club is working on deals to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia and Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna.Wenger said he is "99 percent confident" of completing the signings before Europe's summer transfer window shuts late Wednesday.Asked if bringing in Mustafi and Perez would conclude Arsenal's business in the transfer window, Wenger said: "We already have a big squad ... and we can't have any more players."While the Manchester clubs have spent more than $400 million in the window, it's been another underwhelming few months for Arsenal, whose onl...Keep on reading: Arsenal close to signing defender, striker
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy---Italian President Sergio Mattarella paid a visit on Saturday to Amatrice, a town devastated in the earthquake that hit central Italy this week and the place with the highest death toll.The visit comes as Italy observes a day of national mourning for the 284 victims of the earthquake. Mattarella will also attend a state funeral in the town of Ascoli Piceno along with Premier Matteo Renzi for some of the victims.Mattarella arrived by helicopter to the edge of Amatrice and was guided around by the mayor, Sergio Pirozzi, who showed him the extent of the damage. Mattarella also met and thanked rescue workers, who have been working since early Wednesday to sa...Keep on reading: Italian president visits quake town, thanks rescue workers
Serena Williams unveiled a new sports bra and tennis racquet in a dizzying round of commercial duties this week, but when talk turned to her injured shoulder on Friday, the American preferred to reveal as little as possible.The 34-year-old world number one, who is chasing a record seventh US Open and modern era all-time high of 23 Grand Slams in New York, has been slowed by a shoulder inflammation which led to an early Olympics exit.It also saw her withdraw from the Cincinnati event last week."I have not played a lot, I haven't practiced a lot, but I'm just now starting to feel a little better. Hopefully just every day I will keep going higher," said the American."The...Keep on reading: Serena hopes shoulder injury won’t derail history bid
A nongovernment organization advocating community-based disaster response has called on President Rodrigo Duterte to order the release of wood shipment held in a Cebu port since December 2015 for the construction of shelters for the victims of Supertyphoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) in 2013.In a letter to Duterte, the Citizens' Disaster Response Center Foundation, Inc. (CDRC) sought for an exemption from taxes and duties and storage fees for the shipment of pinewood for phase 2 of its ongoing project with Germany's DiakonieKatastrophenhilfe (DKH).CDRC said the project's second phase would provide 303 typhoon-resistant houses in barangays (villages) San Roque, Buenavista and Macanip i...Keep on reading: Duterte urged to release wood shipment for ‘Yolanda’ shelters
Novak Djokovic admitted Friday that he has undergone electric shock-style treatment to heal a worrying wrist injury, but he's still not 100 percent fit as he prepares to defend his US Open title.The world number one has been suffering from a left wrist problem which contributed to a shock first round loss at the Olympics to Juan Martin del Potro and forced him to skip the Cincinnati Masters."I am not 100 percent but I am getting there. There's still a couple of days. Hopefully on Monday, when it all starts, I will be there," said the top seed and defending champion.The 29-year-old holder of 12 majors admitted that he had submitted himself to various treatments as he battl...Keep on reading: I’m not 100 percent, admits ‘electric’ Djokovic
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and fellow two-time winner Rafael Nadal were drawn for a potential US Open semi-final clash on Friday.Djokovic, the top seed who has been nursing a wrist injury since a shock first round loss at the Olympics, begins his campaign against big-serving Jerzy Janowicz of Poland.Janowicz, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2013, has been plagued by knee trouble in recent months and has seen his ranking slump to 228 in the world.Fourth seed Nadal, a gold medallist at the Olympics in doubles after missing Wimbledon due to a left wrist injury, faces Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in his first round match.Second seed and Olympic champion Andy Murray, th...Keep on reading: Djokovic, Nadal drawn for potential US Open semi-final clash