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Joma Sison on colon cancer: It’s just in Duterte’s mind

Inquirer Breaking News - 37 min 26 sec ago
MANILA -- Just President Duterte's imagination. This was how Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Ma. Sison reacted to the allegation of President Duterte that he has been suffering from colon cancer. "I am in good health. No cancer of any kind. Neither any other kind of malignancy... The colon cancer comes from his imagination," Sison told the Philippine Daiy Inquirer in an online chat after Mr. Duterte made the claim in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA). Sison urged Mr. Duterte to instead be "more serious by studying what it takes for the GRP (Government of the Republic of the Philippines) and NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines)...

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Upcoming Windows 10 update may completely remove MS Paint

Inquirer Breaking News - 47 min 49 sec ago
Microsoft Paint is one of the Windows operating system features that has been with PC users since the beginning. Before the rise of graphics editor Photoshop, most people scribbled on MS Paint. However, it may be time to say goodbye to this feature once the Windows 10 "Fall Creators Update" rolls out. According to The Guardian, MS Paint and a few other features may be removed once the "Fall Creators Update" goes live. The list of deactivated features include Outlook Express, Reader app, and Reading list. Taking over for the 32-year-old MS Paint is the new Paint 3D which was introduced in the Creators Update released in April. It features traditional 2D image editing functionality as...

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Duterte to military: Be unforgiving to communist rebels

Inquirer Breaking News - 48 min 9 sec ago
      President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday told the military to be "unforgiving" to the communist rebels amid their attacks against government forces. READ: 'Bully' Duterte tells Reds: No more talks "I'm ordering the military and the police, walang patawaran (sa mga komunista,). E wala silang patawad sa atin (to be unforgiving to the communist rebels as they are very unforgiving to us)," Duterte said in a press conference after his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) at theBatasang Pambansa in Quezon City. The President earlier met with the protesters outside the House of Representatives complex right after his Sona. "Itong left sila yung paliku-lik...

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Duterte faces protesters after Sona, demands mutual respect

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 1 min ago
      In a rare move, a President of the Philippines faced his protesters after his State of the Nation Address (Sona) and asked them for mutual respect.   "I am no different from you...Magrespetuhan tayo [We should respect each other]," Duterte told protesters adding that the left should not ambush him.   "You have representatives in my government, ask them what I am doing," he said.   The President added that he was doing everything but despite his efforts, his convoy was ambushed.   Duterte was referring to the ambush of his security group last week by suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) in Arakan, No...

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Recto wants to end red tape in balikbayan boxes shipment

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 8 min ago
    Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday called for the immediate "activation and convening" of the congressional oversight committee to streamline the guidelines for overseas Filipino workers' (OFWs) shipment of balikbayan boxes to their relatives and loved ones.   Recto said the present guidelines of the Bureau of Custom's (BOC) implementation on balikbayan boxes remain vulnerable to pilferage and theft by corrupt Customs personnel.   "We should review it because of the complicated requirements, balikbayan boxes will be wrapped in red tape," Recto said in a statement.   Recto issued the call after newly released rules b...

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Duterte: Fight will continue against drugs, crime, corruption

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 12 min ago
In his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to continue his promise to eradicate illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption in government. Duterte, who veered away from his prepared speech, also took his two-hour speech to push for his legislative agenda. The President also did not minced words and slammed his critics before lawmakers, diplomats and government officials. Highlights of his speech are: the fight against illegal drugs willcontinue READ:Sona 2017: 'Drug war will be unrelenting,' says Duterte READ:'I value human life the way I value mine' - Duterte tells critics to look beyond their biases and politi...

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Duterte to US: Return Balangiga bells to PH

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 17 min ago
In describing his vow to pave the way for an independent foreign policy, President Rodrigo Duterte in his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) called on the United States to bring back the bells of the Balangiga church, which pealed when American soldiers murdered an entire Filipino village in Samar during the American occupation in the 1900s.   In his speech, Duterte vowed to continue following an independent foreign policy even as he cozies up to China to cool the ties with Beijing strained by a maritime dispute over the West Philippine Sea.   "We have cultivated warmer relations with China, bilateral dialogues and other mechanisms leading to easing of te...

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Australia too much for Perlas Pilipinas

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 19 min ago
Perlas Pilipinas suffered another lopsided loss, this time, at the hands of powerhouse Australia, 107-65, in the 2017 Fiba Women's Asia Cup Monday at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium at Bangalore, India. The Philippines was determined to give a better showing but it just couldn't match Australia's firepower and had little to counter its huge size advantage. Sara Blicavs collected 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals for Australia, which improved to 2-0 in Group B after beating South Korea in the opener. Australia put the game away early as it took a 68-23 lead at the half. The Philippines, which got clobbered by defending champion Japan, 106-55, on Sunday,...

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What’s wrong with Georgina Wilson’s tourist shots?

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 22 min ago
Like any tourist, model and host Georgina Wilson bought local souvenirs while vacationing with family in Beijing, China. With sister Jess and cousin Martine Cajucom, she flaunted cheongsams and hats being sold in the area. However, netizens noticed something was off with what seemed like innocuous tourist snaps. The group sported communist hats---China is a communist country after all---but netizens pointed out that they seem to favor fashion over their history lessons and cultural respect. The fashionistas posed in Tiananmen Square, where a protest for democracy against the Communist regime in 1989 led to a massacre by the military of an estimated hundreds or thousan...

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The Curse Words President Duterte Should’t Have Said During the SONA

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 28 min ago
When it comes to profanities, there is a fine line between freedom of expression and using it inappropriately. There are some statements that can be made more impactful but there is a right time and place for everything. Let's take Pres. Rodrigo Duterte during the SONA 2017 as an example. During his speech, he opened up his curse words dictionary and added these words throughout his address. For something of this magnitude and importance (and with the general public and the rest of the world as his audience), it would have been nice to hear him veer away from cursing. He would have been able to get his point across without them. As the country tuned in to this year's SONA from their ...

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Village peacekeeper found murdered in Cabanatuan

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 30 min ago
CABANATUAN CITY - A 65-year-old member of the village peacekeeping group in Barangay Caalibangbangan in this city, was found dead, wrapped in a blanket and with wire coiled around his neckon Sunday(July 23). The face of Marcelo Pangilinan of the barangay peacekeeping action team (BPAT) was covered with a sack, while his hands were bound with packaging tape. His killer or killers wrote down a note along the tape which described Pangilinan as a drug pusher. The note also implicated other village officials. "Pusher ako. Protektor ko si Kapitan at lahat ng kuto nito (I am a pusher. I am protected by Kapitan and all his underlings)," the note reads. Investigators recovered three ...

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WATCH: Return to ‘Westworld’ in this blood-soaked season 2 trailer

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 36 min ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phFM3V_dors HBO's "Westworld" TV series was a science fiction gem filled with mystery, robots and some existential questions on what it is to be alive. The show's season one finale didn't actually answer the existential questions yet, but they did give us some killer robots to look forward to. Judging from the trailer, it appears season two will start off not too far from the end of season one. We get to see the killer robots Dolores (played by Evan Rachel Wood) and Teddy (James Marsden), or "hosts" as they're called in the park, doing a good job of gunning down guests while on horseback. Unknown to Dolores, her old flame William (Ed Harris), the man in...

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Duterte submits proposed 2018 budget to Congress right after Sona

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 37 min ago
President Rodrigo Dutertehimself submitted to Congress the proposedP3.767-trillion national budget for 2018, handing out copies of the proposed General Appropriations Act (GAA) after he ended his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday. Duterte gave the budget books to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III at the podium, after ending his two-hour Sona. READ:Duterte to submit proposed 2018 budget on day of Sona "I respectfully endorse and hand the Senate and the House of Representatives the budget for the year 2018," Duterte said, drawing rousing applause from the audience. The proposed 2018 GAA is up 12.4 percent from the current bud...

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iPhone 9 could carry Samsung-made mobile processors in 2018—report

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 45 min ago
The release of the iPhone 8 is just around the corner. With that, rumors and speculations have already begun circulating regarding its successor, the iPhone 9. The latest of which suggests that its direct competitor, Samsung, may be making processors for iPhones again. According to a report on Korean publication The Investor, Samsung recently purchased a new fabrication plant that specializes in making 7-nanometer mobile processor chips. Apparently, this purchase was made to win over Apple into ordering iPhone processor chips from Samsung again. Mobile processor production for iPhones was previously split between Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC). ...

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NBA: Cavs’ Irving irked being included in off-season George, Butler trade talks—report

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 47 min ago
News of Kyrie Irving wanting out of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization has certainly caught NBA fans off guard over the weekend. READ:Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests trade Despite recently falling short against the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals, the 25-year-old Duke product was seemingly in good terms with the team and its management, particularly with superstar LeBron James. However, ESPN recently reported several reasons why Irving reportedly wanted to be shipped out of the franchise he has called his home for the past six seasons. High on the list was his supposed inclusion in potential trade talks involving this season's prized free agents Jimmy ...

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President wants swift passage of PH tax reform program

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 50 min ago
        President Rodrigo Duterte has pressed the Senate to pass the comprehensive tax reform program.   "The fate of tax reform is now in the hands of the Senate," Duterte said in his second State of the Nation Address(Sona) on Monday.   "I call on the Senate to support my tax reform in full and to pass it without haste," he said.   Duterte then taunted some senators, including Senator Sonny Angara, who has been pushing for changes in the Duterte administration's proposed comprehensive tax reform program, for not applauding when he raised the immediate passage of the bill.   The President told Angara: "Banta...

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Tanduay keeps outright semis hopes alive, drubs AMA for 4th straight

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 51 min ago
With the playoffs firmly in mind, Tanduay crippled AMA Online Education, 91-80, to grab its seventh win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. The victory kept the Rhum Masters in contention for the second outright semis seat, but they would need to win their final game against Racal on Thursday and Cignal HD to drop its game versus CEU on Tuesday to claim the slot. But that's the least of coach Lawrence Chongson's concerns as he seeks to improve his side going to the playoffs. "Whatever happens, it's a process. All I want is to build a certain identity, a certain culture that we're ready regardless on who we play against," he said. ...

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Duterte ends 2-hour Sona with plea to stop corruption in gov’t

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 53 min ago
          President Rodrigo Duterteon Mondayended his two-hour speech by calling for an end to corruption in government, adding he will let the people to assess his first year in office.   "Whether or not my first year of administration is a year of gains or a year for setbacks is not for me to say, but for the people to judge," Duterte said.   He also called on the public to remain vigilant against corruption which remains deeply embedded in government.   "My fellow citizens, much remains to be done. Corruption persists like a teaspoon stuck in the throat. It pains and it is disconcerting. We need to put an end...

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‘Biggest tax settlement on record’: Duterte accepts Mighty’s P25-B offer

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 57 min ago
(Updated, 6:46 p.m.) President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered two government agencies to accept a tobacco firm's offer of tax settlement. "I have directed DOF and BIR to accept Mighty's offer of P25 billion to pay its tax liabilities," Duterte said in his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Batasang Pambansa Monday. He said that after Mighty settled its tax liabilities, it would no longer be engaged in tobacco industry. "This will be the biggest tax settlement on record. It will produce a windfall for government, which is significant, since we face the unexpected costs of rebuilding Marawi and Ormoc," President Duterte said, referring to the two cities flattened by...

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LOOK: Alfred Vargas, wife Yasmine Espiritu fulfill church wedding dream

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 1 min ago
Just last Sunday, July 23, Quezon City 5th District RepresentativeAlfred Vargas re-married the love of his life, Yasmine Espiritu-Vargas, at the Manila Cathedral in Plaza de Roma in Intramuros. Witnessed by their family and friends,the wedding was a star-studded event attended by known figures in both showbiz and politics. Judging by the photos, Vargas is sure one lucky husband to have such a gorgeous wife. https://www.instagram.com/p/BW4fwU9H0TM/?taken-by=patdy11 https://www.instagram.com/p/BW4mlVpFmpB/?taken-by=allan_diones The bride'sethereal beauty all the more radiatedin her gown createdby designer Cary Santiago. https://www.instagram.com/p/BW4UKvZhZny/?taken-b...

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