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PNP presses hunt for Janet Napoles brother

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CAMP CRAME, Qeuzon City -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) continues its manhunt to locate Mr. Reynald Lim, brother of alleged pork barrel mastermind, Janet Napoles.
Reynald Lim, like his sister, is also facing graft and plunder charges before the Sandiganbayan. He remains at large.
The siblings allegedly conspired to detain whistleblower Benhur Luy from December 2012 to March 2013 to stop him from spilling the beans on the P10-biliion pork barrel scam.
Deputy presidential Abigail Valte  raised the issue following criticisms hurled at the PNP for seemingly not being effective in doing their jobs.
“I think the PNP and AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) proved that even if their search efforts are not always reported in the news, they continue to catch high-profile fugitives,” Valte said in Filipino.
“Their job is to track down not broadcast each and every step they make to the media,” she added. So it is best that their work is done quietly because they produce results that way.”

Chinese firm pledges P9-B investment at Subic Freeport

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- A Chinese steel manufacturer has pledged P9 billion for an export-oriented business project here.
The Panhua Group Co. Ltd. will engage in the pre-painting of steel coils and metal sheets for export and domestic trade and other allied industries.
The Chinese firm is also engaged in shipping, real estate, mining, steel manufacturing and logistics business in China.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Roberto V. Garcia said the SBMA board of directors has approved Panhua's proposal.
Garcia said the entry of Panhua in Subic attests to the growing attractiveness of the country to foreign investments.
"The Philippines is currently enjoying a BBB rating from Standard and Poor's, which means that the country has adequate capacity to meet financial commitments," he said.
The SBMA chief said that more foreign direct investments (FDIs) are pouring into the Philippines because it has earned the trust of investors after it received investment upgrades from different rating firms.
The Panhua Group is a large-scale conglomerate, manufacturer, exporter, and wholesale supplier of cold-rolled steel coil, cold-rolled steel sheet, galvanized steel coil, galvanized steel sheet, pre-painted galvanized steel coil, and pre-painted galvanized steel coil sheet.
With an annual steel production capacity of 1.5 metric tons, Panhua Group Co. Ltd. is listed among the 500 top private enterprises in China.
The firm's main manufacturing bases​, which have a registered capital of US$ 100 million,​ are located in Zhangjiagang City and Fuling District, as well as Chongqing City in mainland China.
Company officials said its proposed Subic Bay Freeport operations are expected to augment its production, as it has pegged its export target at 42,000 MT per month to begin in the first quarter of 2016.
Panhua's newly-approved project in Subic will be located at Subic Bay Gateway Park Phase 2 and will initially be manned by 100 employees. 

Kris Aquino had a movie date with Derek, 2 sons

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Just days after bidding her Instagram followers goodbye as she admitted that “he broke my heart,” and posting a photo of ex-husband James Yap with son James Jr. and a bouquet of roses announcing her return, Kris Aquino took time off to watch the movie "The Fault in our Stars."
And who was Kris' movie date? Actor Derek Ramsey no less who was earlier being linked to her.
Of course, Kris and Derek had their chaperons - her two sons, Josh and Bimby.
The Queen of All Media herself posted her photo with Derek and her two kids during their movie date at Greenbelt Cinema, Kris posted a photo of all four of them with the caption, “Thanks to the 3 boys who allowed me to cry my eyes out so that hopefully there are no more tears left. #thefaultinourstars”.
Previous to that, the presidential sister was said to be in a relationship with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. The two have since admitted parting ways.
Derek, on the other hand, was linked to sexy actress Cristine Reyes.
The actress-TV host actually attended the advanced fan screening last month of the movie but did not finish the film.
 “I missed the movie’s last 20 minutes because I had to go live for ‘A&A Tonight’ last May 12. So 33 days after, I will finally get to finish the movie tonight, accompanied by 3 reluctant boys who said they didn’t want to go to a ‘crying movie’ but because they loved me, they’ll accompany me…,” she posted..
The group movie date happened a day after Kris greeted ex-husband James Yap “Advanced Happy Father’s Day” in a photo of herself being made-up in her dressing room as son Bimby, who is being held by James, holds her hand.
Rumored to be dating earlier in the year, Derek quickly “friendzoned” Kris after insisting on interviews that they were just good friends, according to TV 5's The two were supposed to team up together in two proposed movie projects that were ultimately aborted.
According to earlier report, Kris needs Instagram — and moral support from her ex-husband — to help heal her broken heart.
The actress-TV host posted on her Instagram account earlier a picture (see above) of herself getting her make-up done while holding hands with her son Bimby. Bimby is seated beside and has his left leg being caressed by his father, basketball star James Yap.
“Cool lang kaming lahat. Advanced Happy Father’s Day James,” the caption said, with a smiley at the end.
Kris and James mended fences in March after waging a bitter legal battle for custody of Bimby last year. At that time, Kris had started dating Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista, but the romance ended abruptly in April amid reports of his children’s disapproval, Edwin Sallan reported.
She has been reeling from the heartbreak since then even as her relations with James (and even his Italian girlfriend Michella Cazzola) continued to improve.
On Tuesday, Kris bid her Instagram followers goodbye but was back on the photo sharing site the next day with her account renamed @lovelovelovekrisaquino from its original handle @krisaquino214.
Indie actress Angeli Bayani won the prestigious Best Actress Award in the 37th Gawad Urian, beating superstar Nora Aunor and Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos.
Angeli Bayani won for her role in the indie movie "Norte: Hangganan ng Kasaysayan" which was declared Best Picture.
 Angeli dedicated her trophy to the other nominees for award, Nora who starred in the movie "Mabuti," and Vilma who was featured in the movie "Ekstra."
Angeli was the lead actress in the Singaporean film "Ilo-ilo," which earned for her the nomination for  Best Actress in the 56th Asia Pacific Film Festival last year.
The movie "Ilo-ilo" was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film in the Oscar Award.
Angeli was cited for her acting by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee.
The 2014 Gawad Urian Awards ceremonies was held at the Dolphy Theater inside the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City.
The ceremony, hosted by Piolo Pascual and Bianca Gonzalez, celebrated the works of film director Mike de Leon, who was given the Natatanging Gawad Urian award by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Filipino.
Other winners were Angel Aquino, best supporting actress; Jun-Jun Quintana, best supporting actor; Best Short Film: "Missing" by Zig Dulay; Best Documentary: "Nanay Mameng" by Adjani Arumpac.
The Gawad Urian is considered the most prestigious film award-giving body in the country, which has shaped cinematic history over the years. This annual ceremony is held in light of a partnership formed between the oldest and most respected film awards institution in the country.
Other winners were:
·       Best Documentary – ‘Nanay Mameng’, directed by Adjani Arumpac
·       Best Sound – Corinne de San Jose, ‘OTJ’
·       Best Editing – Chuck Gutierrez, ‘Riddles of My Homecoming’
·       Best Music – Emerson Texon, ‘Sonata’
·       Best Production Design – Adolfo Alix Jr., ‘P*rno’
·       Best Cinematography – Lauro Rene Manda, ‘Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan’
·       Best Screenplay – Lav Diaz and Rody Vera, ‘Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan’
·       Best Director – Hannah Espia, ‘Transit’
·       Best Actor – Joel Torre, ‘OTJ

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