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Hontiveros on case vs China’s Xi: Standing up to bullying

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:08
DAGUPAN CITY--Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales were helping the country "stand up against China" when they filed a complaint against Chinese President Xi Jinping at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Hontiveros said the complaint showed that there are other means to exact accountability on "powerful China" for bullying Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea. The complaint, technically called a communication, was filed on behalf of Filipino fishermen "persecuted and injured" by China's aggressive island-building and occupation of islands in the West Philippine Sea. Seve...

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‘Not our night’: Folayang admits careless mistake cost him ONE lightweight crown

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:07
MANILA, Philippines---One crucial mistake was all it took for Eduard Folayang to lose his ONE lightweight world title to Shinya Aoki. That lapse resulted in a first round loss to Aoki, who put him to sleep with an arm-triangle choke in the main event of ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan. "It was not our night. I made a huge mistake on my part. Although I know that when Shinya gets the opportunity for the takedown, he won't be wasting it," said Folayang, who scored a third-round TKO over Aoki in their first bout in 2016. READ:Shinya Aoki puts Eduard Folayang to sleep to take back ONE lightweight belt "I think my main fault was trying to escape his side mount carelessly and th...

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Ex-CHR chief: Release of ‘Tokhang’ reports  to boost demand for accountability

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:01
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Supreme Court's recent order to release "Oplan Tokhang" police reports is a huge step in exacting accountability from the perpetrators," of the government's bloody war on drugs, former human rights chair Etta Rosales said.   "Making police data available to the petitioners is a huge step in exacting accountability from the perpetrators of the crime through the release of facts and figures related to the commission of the crime," Rosales said in a statement on Wednesday.   "We will need this data to probe the police's claims that protocols were observed, especially when multiple reports from survivors indicate other...

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Thai junta files sedition complaint against new party leader

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:58
BANGKOK --- Thailand's ruling junta has filed a complaint accusing the leader of a popular new political party of sedition and aiding criminals, a move that its target described as politically motivated. The party, Future Forward, ran a strong third in elections last month that were also contested by a pro-military party. Future Forward's leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, said he would report to police on Saturday to receive the summons against him. The potential penalty he would face is nine years in prison. The summons he received did not specify what actions were the cause for the complaint. Thanathorn and his party already have several criminal complaints and protes...

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Briitish Army probes video showing UK soldiers shooting at photo of opposition leader

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:54
The British Army has opened an investigation into a video circulating on social media that appears to show serving soldiers shooting at a picture of Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK's opposition Labour Party.
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Sovereign immunity waiver standard in loans, says Gatchalian

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:50
MANILA, Philippines --- The waiver of sovereign immunity in loan agreements entered into by the government is a standard provision in all loan agreements, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Wednesday. Gatchalian explained that the provision is present in all Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans from other countries, including Japan and Korea. "Hindi ito ang una nating ODA loan, marami na tayong ODA loan in the past, and pag titingnan natin sa Japan, sa Korea, present siya in the ODA loans, so I would say it's a standard in ODA loans," Gatchalian told reporters in an interview. (This is not our first ODA loan. We have many ODA loans in the past, including loans from Japan and...

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DepEd to continue senior high voucher program despite 2019 budget delay

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:50
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Education (DepEd) assured Wednesday it would continue its Senior High School voucher program (SHS-VP) despite delays in the passage of the 2019 national budget. "DepEd will continue to engage the services of private educational institutions and non-DepEd public schools offering SHS through the voucher program under the Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (E-GASTPE)," DepEd said in a statement. "Pending the issuance of the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA), the national budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 is deemed reenacted. The reenacted budget shall remain in force until such time that the GAA is pa...

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New plane wing could radically change aircraft design

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:44
Plane wings are traditionally strong, thick and sturdy but a team of researchers led by NASA has created a flexible wing that morphs as it flies.
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No kidding: Woman pulled over had baby goat in lap

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:40
MARLBOROUGH, N.H. --- Police in New Hampshire say they cited a driver who had a kid in her lap --- the baby goat kind. Marlborough police say they pulled the woman over on April Fool's Day when they saw her using her cellphone. They soon realized that she was driving without a valid license --- and with the goat. Police said the driver was a 60-year-old woman from Sullivan, New Hampshire. She was released on a citation for operating without a valid license. She also was counseled about distracted driving. https://www.facebook.com/marlboroughpd/posts/2085547908372415?__xts__[0]=68.ARDBfrtXMHp8G0z8jFaJllMHDDGyViN-0gTx5WLCQ2Z1SZwTxdmZFYjFMYsqP8A16_aBvk2-1UtHF9KD3AOFYMdvpNGBsnbx...

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UAAP men’s volleyball: Adamson stuns FEU, UST eliminates UP from Final 4 race

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:36
MANILA, Philippines---Adamson University took a share of the third spot after stunning Far Eastern University, 25-14, 22-25, 25-23, 16-25, 17-15, in the UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. The Soaring Falcons tied Ateneo with 6-4 records while the second-seeded Tamaraws dropped their second straight game, the third in four games, to slip to an 8-2 card. George Labang had a game-high 24 points for Adamson while Leo Miranda and Paolo Pablico had 15 and 14 points, respectively. Richard Solis had 18 points to lead FEU. In the other game, University of Santo Tomas kept its pace for a Final Four spot and in the process eliminated Univ...

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Preemptive evacuation ordered in 3 Mt. Province villages after series of PNP-NPA clashes

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:35
BAGUIO CITY -- Local officials in Bauko, Mountain Province have ordered the preemptive evacuation of residents in at least three communities following the series of clashes between the police and communist rebels there. The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Bauko town has asked residents in the sub-villages of Cotcot, Luagan, and Malupa to temporarily seek shelter at the town's multipurpose function hall as government troops launched a pursuit operation against the rebels. Police and members of the New People's Army (NPA) have been engaging in gunfights since March 29 in the forested area bordering the towns of Bauko and Tadian. The latest clash took pl...

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PSG explains use of bullet-proof glass during Duterte’s Malabon speech

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:34
MANILA, Philippines --- With or without an outstanding threat, the Presidential Security Group (PSG) is mandated to implement stiff security protocols to ensure the safety of the President, according to PSG Commander Brig. Gen. Jose Eriel Niembra. Niembra issued the statement on Wednesday after President Rodrigo Duterte spoke behind a bullet-proof glass during a campaign rally of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino--Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Malabon City. Niembra also explained that the PSG decided to put bullet-proof glass on the presidential podium because the activity was held in an open area. "Whilst our President wanted to have a close encounter and dialogues with the ...

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Grab to continue Grab IGIB service

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:34
      MANILA, Philippines --- Grab Philippines announced on Wednesday that it would relaunch its water delivery service in Marikina City starting Thursday. Aside from Marikina, residents in Mandaluyong would also avail of the same service starting tomorrow, April 4. According to Grab Spokesperson Atty. Nicka Hosaka, the continuation of its Grab IGIB service is due to the continuous problem on water in the said cities. "Grab will continue to monitor the shortage and as long as we see the need to provide the service then we will try to continue to provide Grab IGIB in the coming weeks," Hosaka said in a statement. When asked on where the ride-hailing...

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Germany hands over last black coal, but struggles to curb its emissions

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:28
Today, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeir will receive "the last piece of black coal" dug from a German mine, as a symbolic gesture marking the end of the country's bituminous coal production.
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Spurs claim 21st straight home win over Hawks

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:26
SAN ANTONIO --- The San Antonio Spurs needed someone to help veterans DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge carry the load as the long season draws to a close. Derrick White provided the needed lift. DeRozan scored 29 points and the Spurs defeated Atlanta 117-111 Tuesday night for their 21st straight win at home over the depleted Hawks. "The last couple of games, I felt like I kind of let them down, so I wanted to step up and help them out," White said. White, in his second year, scored 23 points after scoring 20 total points in his previous four games. The win kept San Antonio seventh in the Western Conference after Oklahoma City defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-103 on ...

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Is John Lloyd Cruz on his way for a comeback?

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:25
Fans of actor John Lloyd Cruz went wild after Piolo Pascual teased a poster bearing the image of a man which supposedly resembled Cruz, as seen on Pascual'sInstagram post yesterday, April 2. The poster also carries the logo of a local shawarma chain, and the words "ang pagbabalik" (the return). https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvvb7UuhJIK/ "If thats you i'm happy coz ur my brother," Pascual said about the image. He also greeted the mystery man with the words "welcome to the family," presumably indicating that Cruz might soon be a part of the shawarma chain Pascual is endorsing. In another post by actress Bea Alonzo today,April 3, she shared a video of the same mystery man, seen fr...

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4 kids drown in North Cotabato in 2 days

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:25
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Four children, two of them five and six years old, were fished out of the water in two separate drowning incidents in two North Cotabato towns in the last three days. Police Lt. Colonel Bernard Tayong, speaking for the police in North Cotabato, said the victims were fished out of the Dagupan irrigation dam in Barangay Dagupan, Kabacan town at past 4 p.m., Tuesday. Police Col. Maximo Layugan, North Cotabato police director, said reports reaching his office said the three children were last seen trying to beat the heat by swimming in a river in Sitio Kinudal, Barangay Kilada, Matalam. The third child, a four-year-old, survived but could not tell the story about h...

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Gun that Van Gogh killed himself with goes up for sale

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:25
The revolver with which Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have shot himself is to go under the hammer, a Paris auction house said Tuesday. Discovered by a farmer in 1965 in the same field where the troubled Dutch painter is thought to have fatally wounded himself 75 years before, the gun has already been exhibited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Billed by Auction Art as "the most famous weapon in the history of art", the 7 mm Lefaucheux revolver is expected to go for up to 60,000 euros ($67,000 or P3.5 million) when it is sold on June 19. Van Gogh experts believe that he shot himself with the revolver near the village of Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris, where he spent the ...

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Heirs welcome return of Nazi-looted 17th-century masterpiece

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:17
Descendants of a Jewish Parisian art collector are welcoming the return to their family of a rediscovered masterpiece --- a 17th-century painting looted by the Nazis during World War II. Michel Vernay, 71, and his brother Laurent, 65, traveled from Paris to New York for a ceremony Monday at the French consulate to receive a 1639 painting by Dutch master Salomon Koninck titled "A scholar sharpening his quill." The brothers are the great-grandsons of famed art collector Adolphe Schloss (1842-1910), and were accompanied at the event by Eliane Demartini, another rightful heir of the looted art. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was present and spoke at the event. The...

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Knife attacker kills two at primary school in China

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:15
BEIJING --- A knife-wielding man killed two people and injured two others at a primary school in central China on Wednesday, the latest such attack to hit the country in recent years. Two injured primary school students have been sent to hospital with no danger to their lives, the government of Ningyuan county in Hunan province said in a statement. Authorities did not state the identities or age of those killed. Police detained a 31-year-old male suspect, surnamed Zheng, from the town of Baijiapingzhen, where the primary school is located, the statement added. China has experienced a spate of knife attacks against schoolchildren in recent years, forcing authorities to increase secur...

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