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DFA to set up mobile centers for faster passport processing service

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that more mobile processing centers will be set up to ease passport application process for Filipinos. DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano admitted there are challenges in cutting the much-criticized long queues for...

PH eyed as rising cruise ship destination

With over 7,000 beautiful islands, it’s no wonder that the country attracts tourists to experience the Philippines. With the improving China-Philippines relations, China is looking into the Philippines as a target cruise destination for Chinese tourists. Aboard cruise...

Senate panel approves DFA’s nearly P20-B budget for 2018

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) became the first government agency to have its budget approved by the Senate Committee on Finance and this is expected to help boost funding to ensure overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)’ welfare. Senator Loren Legarda, chair of...

19,000 kilos of chicken seized in CDO amid bird flu outbreak

A shipment containing 21 tons or 19,000 kilograms of dressed chicken from Luzon was seized in Mindanao due to the existing ban on exporting poultry products outside the 7-kilometer controlled area. Criminal charges will be filed against the importer of the shipment...

Angelina Jolie “calls-off” divorce with Brad Pitt

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The decision to divorce is never easy, and it could be one of life’s most challenging experiences not only for adults but also for their children. Can hard work, counseling, and therapy stop couples from throwing in the towel?

After their much publicized divorce announcement in 2016, Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly decided to put their separation “on hold”, an insider told New York entertainment magazine Us Weekly.

“They haven’t done anything to move it forward in several months and no one thinks they are ever going to,” the insider said.

Another source close the couple told E! News confirmed that the A-listers are taking into consideration a lot of things that has changed since last year, citing Pitt’s decision to remain sober and go to therapy.

“It’s true that the divorce is not moving forward right now. They are taking a breather and seeing what happens. They don’t take divorce lightly and want to make sure they are doing the right thing,” the insider explains to E! News.

Jolie filed for divorce last year citing “irreconcilable differences” with the actor after he allegedly had a violent altercation with their son Maddox.

Since then, Jolie has been granted custody of their six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and nine-year old twins Vivienne and Knox, allowing Pitt visitation rights.

The stars, who have been married for two years and partners for 12 years, have yet to respond to these reconciliation reports.

Pitt and Jolie met as co-stars in the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith when Pitt was still married to actress Jennifer Aniston.

Photo credit: bradpittofficial, Instagram

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PH nabs 3 medals so far in 2017 SEA Games

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PH eyed as rising cruise ship destination

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Senate panel approves DFA’s nearly P20-B budget for 2018

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