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Miss Universe 2017 and other candidates visit tourist spots in Manila

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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MANILA, Philippines – A week after the Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, newly-crowned Queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa flew to the Philippines.

She was joined by Miss Universe 2017 candidates from different countries including India, Singapore, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, South Korea, Canada, Italy, Great Britain, Malaysia and China.

Alongside them was Miss Philippines Rachel Peters and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France.

They were in the country to explore the beauty of the Philippines.

Earlier Wednesday, they visited some popular destinations in Manila.

They first went to the famous Rizal Park then toured the historical site of Intramuros.

Nel-Peters said she enjoyed their first day of tour in the country and the warm welcome of Pinoys.

“I think Manila has been everything I heard it would be. All the love that I’ve been receiving on social media has just come to life over here so it’s so exciting to be here,” Nel-Peters said.

Meanwhile, Filipino fans are really delighted to see the lovely ladies.

“We were really surprised that Miss Universe together with the other contestants are here! They are all beautiful po,” said Andrei Roque, a fan.

“I just saw them on the TV, on the screen but in person, they are really beautiful. They are really fantastic people,” said another fan, Lourdes Bosito.

The beauty queens who were tapped as ambassadors of Philippine tourism are set to visit other places in the country including Batanes, Bohol and Camiguin. – Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue


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Canada introduces new gun control measures

by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton, Missouri, November 13, 2014. REUTERS/JIM YOUNG

Canada’s federal liberals have unveiled long-awaited gun control measures.

They included tougher background checks, including screening people with a history of violence.

Proposed measures also include making retailers keep records of gun inventories and sales and giving police access to the records when warranted.

Crime rates in Canada have been on a long decline but gun-related homicides and gun violence have increased. — Reuters

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Security remains tight at Panmunjom as South Korea plans to joint military drill with US

by UNTV   |   Posted on Friday, February 23rd, 2018

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft, assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron, deploy during Exercise Vigilant Ace 18 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, December 3, 2017. U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos/Handout via REUTERS

Security remained high at the Panmunjom Truce Village on Wednesday as South Korea and the United States planned to announce joint military drill schedule.

South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday that the South and US will announce plans before April for joint military drills that had been postponed until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

After the postponement of the regular drills, North Korea agreed to hold the first official talks with Seoul in more than two years, easing a standoff over the North’s development of nuclear weapons capable of hitting the United States.

The South Korean and U.S. militaries usually hold their key resolve and foal eagle exercises in March and April, which can involve as many as 17,000 U.S. troops and over 300,000 South Koreans.

“I know that North Korea has long opposed these defensive exercises that have been practiced in the South. But I hope that discussions and dialogues can continue, even though, even though we will maintain our security posture here,” said  UN Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) Lt. Commander Daniel McShane. — Reuters

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Duterte counters Sison’s threat: Kill 5 NPA rebels for every soldier killed

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is unshaken by the threat of Communist Party of the Philippines founding chair, Jose Maria Sison that New People’s Army (NPA) rebels can kill one soldier every day.

In his meeting over snacks with 215 former NPA rebels in Malacañang on Wednesday night, the President said he would have five NPA rebels killed for every soldier slain.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Sison should not belittle what the government can do against the communist rebels.

“I think the message is: you don’t threaten us, Joma Sison. We are the state, if we haven’t eradicated you, it’s because we opted not to eradicate you as Filipinos. But if you want war, we are ready to go to war,” said Roque.

Meanwhile, President Duterte wants the 48 former female rebels to tour Hong Kong and China and be exposed to capitalism.

He will bring them with him on his next visit in China where he will discuss with the Chinese government the Philippines’ concerns about the Philippine Rise.

Meanwhile, 683 former NPA rebels from various parts of Eastern Mindanao have returned to the fold of the law and the first batch of them has toured Rizal Park, Intramuros and Malacañang.

President Duterte promised them security, shelter, jobs and education for their children. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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