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Sylvia Sanchez reveals not meeting her son’s GF Maine Mendoza yet

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:24
Despite her son Arjo Atayde's dating Maine Mendoza, Sylvia Sanchez admitted that she has yet to meet the Phenomenal Star. The veteran actress said in a "Tonight with Boy Abunda" interview aired Monday night, April 1, that both her and Mendoza's busy schedules arewhat keep them from finally meeting each other. Sanchez also commended Atayde for traveling to Mendoza's house in Santa Maria, Bulacan, when he was still courting her. "Ginanagawa talaga'yan dapatng lalaki," Sanchez said. "Kasi gusto ko rin gawin ng kahit ng sinong manliligaw sa anakkong babae." (Men should really practice it. I would want any guy to do the same should they court my daughter.) The actress shared t...

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Senators wary over gov’t contracts being canceled during review

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:13
    MANILA, Philippines -- While many senators supported the review of all contracts entered into by the government, some have expressed caution against rescinding contracts found to be onerous. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the government "must respect the sanctity of agreements" and that the power to review "must not be used to harass." He pointed out that existing and binding contracts "cannot simply be classified as onerous and unilaterally cancelled" as there is a procedure outlined in the contract. To do otherwise, Drilon said, would constitute a breach of the government's obligations under the contract. "Government must re...

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Over-analyzing the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ special look trailer

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:00
It's April, which means it's just days before Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" arrives in Philippine cinemas on April 24. Marvel is clearly upping the ante on their cinematic attack by dropping a new trailer. This "Special Look" trailer may only be one minute long, but it is almost completely made up of new footage from the film! It also drops some pretty major spoilers. You can watch the trailer here courtesy of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCSNFZKbhZE The trailer opens with a shot of the Avengers HQ from afar, over a fence. Bruce Banner is in the lab: "If we do this, we'd be going in short-handed." Thor, in civilian garb, is sitting at the end of the table...

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Be You

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:59
In an age where the voice and value of women in society have never been held in higher regard, let's get one more thing straight and clear: Beautification is personal.   Applying makeup, for one, is a decision that has less to do with seeking outside approval and attention than feeling good about yourself. It should not send any other message than one of self-confidence.   Express yourself to your heart's content whenever, wherever with a pair of on-the-go lines from Australian-born Filipino favorite cosmetics brand BYS. Say what you have to say in style with the BYS Copacabana On-The-Go Lip Palette. Featuring four glossy and two matte shades, these wearables color ...

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Malabon rookie cop, father, aunt arrested in QC drug bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:54
    MANILA, Philippines --- A Malabon City rookie police officer was arrested along with his father and aunt for possession of illegal drugs and a gun during a buy-bust operation in Quezon City Tuesday night. Quezon City Police identified the arrested suspects as Patrolman Darryl Galendez, 25; his father, Daniel Galendez, 50; and his aunt Estrella Alfonso, 36. According to police, the three were arrested during the buy-bust operation by Quezon City Police officers at McArthur St. Area 1, Barangay Pasong Tamo in Quezon City at about 10:30 p.m. The suspects were arrested after an undercover police officer, posing as a buyer, bought P200 worth of shabu (crystal ...

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Hilbay: Presence of Chinese ships in Pag-asa Island a sign of invasion

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:54
      MANILA, Philippines --- The presence of Chinese ships in Pag-asa Island within the West Philippine Sea (WPS) is already a sign of invasion, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said on Wednesday. According to the Otso Diretso candidate, the entrance of the Chinese ships in the disputed region, well within the country's exclusive economic zone, is no different from the vessels making their approach toward Manila Bay. "Let me just point out that the Pag-asa is a territory currently occupied by the Philippines. Kaya 'yong pagpasok ng Chinese vessels within the territory of Pagasa is an invasion," Hilbay explained in a press briefing in Quezon City. ...

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Makati PNP rounds up 9 drug suspects; confiscates P100K worth of shabu

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:37
      MANILA, Philippines --- Nine drug suspects were arrested while P100,000 worth of suspected shabu (crysal meth) had been confiscated from them during a buy-bust operation Tuesday night in Makati City. The Makati City Police reported on Wednesday the arrest of the suspects who allegedly yielded 40 sachets of suspected shabu, P1,000 in marked cash, a .38-caliber revolver loaded with five bullets, assorted drug paraphernalia, and five cellphones. Police Col. Rogelio Simon, Makati police chief, said the operation was launched along Lansones Street in Barangay (village) Comembo at around 7:30 p.m. Simon said some of the suspects were alleged drug runn...

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Third telco to have first subscribers by October — DICT

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:35
MANILA, Philippines --- The country's third telecommunications player is expected the have its first subscribers in Metro Manila by October this year, a government official said Wednesday. Speaking in a press conference, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said that Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Inc. (Mislatel) is starting to build its service infrastructure. "Makapag-operate lang nung third telco kung meron na silang infrastructure. Sa ngayon zero. Wala sila 'no? Sa ngayon, nag-uumpisa na sila na magtayo ng cell sites, mag-partner dun sa small telcos, mga cable TV operators," he said. "Pero I can say that even maybe on...

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Get that beach-ready bod!

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:34
The countdown to summer has begun. Is your body bikini-ready? Oracle Korean Aesthetic Clinic knows that achieving a summer body goal can be a challenge, that is why it offers Body Contouring services straight from Korea, Asia's beauty capital. "Whether it's just for the season or for one's total well-being throughout the year, people want to remove extra body fats. At Oracle, we offer safe and painless services such as Mesotherapy, Liposonix and 3-Lipomax to address this concern." Said Janyll Palisoc, Oracle Aesthetic Clinic's Marketing Head. Mesotherapy uses plant extracts administered to the body through injections and is used for localized or particular body areas such as t...

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib to go on trial for corruption

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:30
  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's disgraced former leader Najib Razak will go on trial Wednesday over a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his long-ruling coalition's downfall last year and sent shockwaves around the world. The 65-year-old will face the first of several trials over his alleged involvement in the looting of sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, a state investment vehicle established to develop the economy of the Southeast Asian nation. The former premier and his cronies are accused of plundering billions of dollars from the fund and spending it on everything from high-end real estate to artworks in a fraud that stretched around the world. ...

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Younger, more beautiful skin this summer by Miss Esthe Facial Salon and Skin Care

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:54
Treat yourself to a visit at MISS ESTHE FACIAL SALON AND SKIN CARE for a more youthful look. A visit to the salon begins with its original skin analysis to determine your real skin "age", including spot age (age of the skin based on the appearance of age spots), wrinkle age (age of skin based on the appearance of wrinkles), and skin texture age (age of the skin based on its texture). From there, the esthetician can suggest the treatments needed to address the customer's present skin conditions. Two of the most sought-after treatments are Pore Reduction and Instant Lift. If pores are your problem, stop squeezing or picking at your face as it may cause long-term damage and impair...

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After the Moon in 2024, NASA Wants to Reach Mars by 2033

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:53
NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet -- the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, said Tuesday that in order to achieve that goal, other parts of the program -- including a lunar landing -- need to move forward more quickly. https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1113092195416969218 "We want to achieve a Mars landing in 2033," Bridenstine told lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill. "We can move up the Mars landing by moving up the Moon landing. The Moon is the proving ground," added the former Republican congressman,...

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Nipsey Hussle Death Underscores Deep-Rooted Violence of US Streets

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:47
For some, his death recalled the 1990s era of targeted hip hop killings thought to be bygone: the assassination of Hussle, 33, comes more than two decades after a spate of slayings claimed the lives of rap superstars including Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.Sunday's killing in broad daylight, which Los Angeles police believe is gang-related and personal in nature, prompted some comparisons to those fatal shootings: all talented musicians, all from impoverished neighborhoods, all shot dead at a young age.But for Najee Ali, a California civil rights activist, "music has nothing to do with it." "Poverty and low-income areas have everything to do -- that's what breeds violence, it's no...

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Boeing Needs More Work Done on Proposed 737 Fix

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:45
Much work is needed "to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues," a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said in a statement. "The FAA will not approve the software for installation until the agency is satisfied with the submission," he added. The FAA statement is the bureaucratic equivalent of a "stop" sign after Boeing officials touted their proposed remedy last week during a media tour at the company's manufacturing plant in Seattle, Washington. https://twitter.com/went1955/status/1108409006819893248 Boeing's 737 MAX planes were grounded globally last month following the second of two deadly crashes to occur in less than five m...

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Bleaching hits world’s southernmost coral reef: scientists

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:43
SYDNEY, Australia --- The world's southernmost coral reef has been hit by bleaching this summer, Australian scientists said Wednesday, as they warned rising sea temperatures from climate change were affecting even the most isolated ecosystems. The corals off Lord Howe Island -- some 600 kilometers (370 miles) offshore from Sydney -- were affected by elevated temperatures this summer, despite escaping severe bleaching that damaged the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017. "It's a canary in the coal mine that we are seeing bleaching at this very isolated southernmost reef, which is worrying," Associate Professor Bill Leggat of the University of Newcastle told AFP. "It's just another in...

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Stock Markets Extend Gains on China Turnaround

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:42
Europe and Asia posted gains at the close, and Wall Street registered another strong session to open the second quarter.Analysts also cited optimism over US-China trade talks as a positive driver. https://twitter.com/vxschmid/status/1113087512409444352 The broad-based S&P 500 jumped 1.2 percent, extending the positive trend after notching its best quarterly performance since 2009. Markets had stumbled towards the end of March on worries about slowing growth or a recession but "it feels like some of that concern is receding," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at National. "The data is starting to stabilize," he said. US manufacturing data was strong. US retail sales ...

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US State Passes Bill Banning First-Heartbeat Abortion

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:40
The governor of the southern US state of Georgia was expected to sign a bill banning abortion as soon as a heartbeat is detected, after legislators on Friday approved the text which Hollywood celebrities vowed to fight. https://twitter.com/Letha_Hughes/status/806233086652456960 Georgia's lower house approved the "heartbeat bill" which prohibits abortions as soon as the first beats of the fetus are heard -- from six weeks -- something that happens when most mothers still don't know they are pregnant. "Georgia values life. We stand up for the innocent and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves," Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, wrote in a statement congratulating legislat...

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US President Trump says he called Xi Jinping the 'king' of China

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:39
US President Donald Trump said he called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "king" during a state visit to Beijing in 2017 and that the Communist Party leader appeared to appreciate the remark.
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Gun Control, Climate Change: A New US Generation

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:38
They may only be teenagers, but both have drawn worldwide followings for their clear messages and fierce commitment -- symbols of a generation of surprising militancy.Hogg, who is 18, is a leader of the March for Our Lives movement, launched by students from his high school in Parkland, Florida, where a heavily armed gunman massacred 17 people on February 14, 2018.The movement, pushing for stricter gun control legislation, has mobilized hundreds of thousands of young Americans. Thunberg, a pig-tailed Swedish student who looks younger even than her 16 years, has become the European face of the fight against global warming, inspiring huge crowds of young protesters to take to the street...

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Prince Harry and Meghan grieve loss of elderly fan in Australia

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:36
LONDON --- Prince Harry and his wife Meghan the Duchess of Sussex are planning to write to the family of an elderly war widow who was among his biggest fans before she died in Australia. The royal couple is described as deeply saddened by the death of Daphne Dunne. She was 99. Her family said on social media on Tuesday that their mother and grandmother "passed away peacefully" on Monday. "She was a truly special lady who will be greatly missed by so many," the family said. "The simple act of stopping Daphne in the street and holding her hand meant more to Daphne than anyone could ever imagine," it added. The Australian press reported that she died after being hospi...

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