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Bucks edge Raptors in battle of East leaders

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:22
TORONTO --- After playing a starring role down the stretch, Malcolm Brogdon called this Milwaukee's best performance of the season. Brogdon hit tying and go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds and the Bucks held on to beat Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night. Brogdon scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and matched a season high with 19 rebounds, and Brook Lopez had 19 points for the Bucks, the first team to beat Toronto twice this season. "In terms of having a full game, playing hard on both ends and executing at a high level on both ends, executing the game plan, and then finishing strong down the stretch, that is...

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Duterte formally asks Senate, House to extend martial law in Mindanao

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:22
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has formally asked the Senate and the House of Representatives to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2019. In his letter addressed to Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House Speaker Gloria Arroyo dated Dec. 6, Duterte said terrorist groups "continue to defy the government by perpetrating hostile activities" in Mindanao during the extended period of martial law. Duterte cited several bombings in the region which include the ones reported in Lamitan City, Basilan, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, and in General Santos City in the past few months in his request for another martial law extension. "Security assessment submi...

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Sayyaf man guilty of murder, homicide in 2001 Samal attack

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:17
    MANILA, Philippines --- Abu Sayyaf member Hasim Alibasa Radjuli alias Hassiem has been found guilty of murder and homicide for the death of two resort employees during a 2001 kidnapping attempt in Samal Island. The judgment waspenned by Taguig City Regional Trial Court Branch 266 Presiding Judge Marivic Victor last Dec. 3. Hassiem was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to reclusion perpetua. He is also ordered to pay the heirs of victim Jimmy Culam P75,000 as civil indemnity, P75,000 as moral damages, P75,000 as exemplary damages and P50,000 as temperate damages. He was also found guilty of homicide and was sentenced to suffer an indeterminate penalty o...

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Who’s who in the new ‘Aquaman’ movie

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:15
Warner Bros.' "Aquaman," the big budget movie adaptation of the iconic underwater DC Comics character, opens in Philippine cinemas on Dec. 13, Thursday. It isn't your average action-packed Hollywood superhero movie. James Wan's film is one of the most faithful widescreen adaptations of a comic book property. The characters even look the part for the most, a rare thing in the movie industry, and the DC Extended Universe. Who's who in the new "Aquaman" film? Read on: Aquaman/Arthur Curry First appearance: "Adventure Comics" # 260 (1959) Though the Aquaman character itself first appeared in "More Fun Comics" # 73 in 1941, the version played by Jason Momoa (HBO's "Game of Th...

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Alab Pilipinas dumps CLS Knights behind Renaldo Balkman, PJ Ramos

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:12
MANILA, Philippines -- Defending champion San Miguel Alab Pilipinas had a dominant debut in a 94-67 whipping of CLS Knights Indonesia in the 2019 Asean Basketball League Sunday night at Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. Alab was the last team to play this season and its masterful performance made it worth the wait. Returning Alab reinforcement Renaldo Balkman and new import PJ Ramos proved too much for the Knights as they combined for 53 points and 24 rebounds. It was a wire-to-wire win for Alab, which scored the game's first seven points and led by 30 points in the fourth quarter. Ray Parks, the reigning two-time local MVP, had 10 points while newly-acquired Caelan Tiongson did ...

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Barbie Imperial ‘recharged’ after brief hospital stay

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:06
MANILA, Philippines --- Barbie Imperial said she is now "recharged" after a photo of herself in a hospital circulated online on Saturday. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrIXr8ODpDC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Although she did not give details on what happened, "Recharged. Fully charged" is how Imperial described her condition in a tweet on Sunday. https://twitter.com/barbieeimperial/status/1071643683403911169 Her fans were relieved over Imperial's health update with many supporters asking her to get some rest. Imperial, a former housemate of "Pinoy Big Brother: 737," is known for her roles in "Precious Hearts Romances Presents:Araw Gabi" and "Wansapanataym: Switch Be With Yo...

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Pasay prosecutor withdraws precautionary HDO vs Trillanes

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:57
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Pasay City Prosecutors' Office on Monday withdrew from the court their motion to issue a precautionary hold departure order for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.   The motion to withdraw was filed by Pasay City Assistant Prosecutor Reynaldo Ticyado before the Pasay Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 118.   READ: Guevarra: If no HDO, let Trillanes travel abroad but...   The Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier asked several courts to stop Trillanes from travelling abroad because the senator has pending complaints for inciting to sedition before a Pasay court and Pasay Prosecutors Office.   READ: DOJ asks sever...

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WATCH: New ‘Stranger Things’ teaser reveals season 3 episode titles

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:54
MANILA, Philippines --- Fans of "Stranger Things" are in for a treat as a new teaser trailer has been released to reveal the episode titles of its third season. The teaser trailer was out Monday in the show's official Twitter account with caption: "In the summer of 1985, the adventure continues..." The eight episode titles for the third season include: "Suzie, Do You Copy?," "The Mall Rats," "The Case of the Missing Lifeguard," "The Sauna Test," "The Source," "The Birthday," "The Bite," and "The Battle of Starcourt." https://twitter.com/Stranger_Things/status/1071932624732635136 It was previously reported that Stranger Things' third season is targeting a mid-2019 premiere. Ho...

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PBB housemate Karina Bautista’s boyfriend speaks up on ‘KarJon’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:54
MANILA, Philippines --- "Pinoy Big Brother: Otso" housemate Karina Bautista's boyfriend, Christian Dronio, has said he still trusts his girlfriend even after she confessed her feelings for co-housemate Aljon Mendoza. https://www.facebook.com/PBBabscbntv/videos/346909929226799/ "Sa apat na taon naming pinagsamahan, napatunayan naman namin 'yung pagmamahal namin sa isa't isa," Dronio said in a video uploaded on Sunday via PBB's official Facebook page. (In the four years of being together, we've proven our love to each other.) Dronio added: "Malaki na rin 'yung na-build up namin na trust sa isa't isa and enough naman 'yun para pagkatiwalaan ko siya sa mga ginagawa niya." (The...

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Duterte to skip historic handover of Balangiga bells in Pasay

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:46
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte will skip the historic handover of the Balangiga Bells in Pasay City on Tuesday, Malacaang said.   The Bells of Balangiga would be returned to the Philippines 117 years after it was taken by the Americans as war booty.   Undersecretary for Media AccreditationandRelations Office Feducia Mia Reyes-Lucassaid Monday the handover will push through at the Villamor Airbase without the President.   "Handover of the Balangiga bells will push through however, PRRD (President Rodrigo Duterte) will not attend. Thank you," Reyes said.   The Palace official did not say why Mr. Duterte would skip the event....

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Diokno insists: There are no ‘insertions’ in 2019 budget

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:40
        MANILA, Philippines ---"There are no insertions."   Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno maintained this on Monday amid Senator Panfilo Lacson's allegations that the 2019 national budget was loaded with "pork barrel" funds.   Diokno was summoned to a "Question Hour" of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.   READ: House to Diokno: Explain budget insertions He said he would appear in the House and answer all the questions about these alleged "insertions" in the budget.   "There are no insertions, I can say that," he said in an interview at the Senate. "Bukas I will appear sa House, sa Question Hour. I w...

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Man accused of killing UK backpacker appears in New Zealand court

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:36
A 26-year-old man accused with killing a British backpacker made his first appearance in a New Zealand court on Monday, state broadcaster Radio New Zealand reported.
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Man dies in motorcycle-truck crash in Davao del Sur

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:34
  DIGOS CITY -- A 24-year-old motorcycle rider was killed in a head-on collision with a cabover pick-up truck in Davao del Sur last Sunday night.   Supt. Deozar Almasa, city police director, on Monday identified the fatality as Jeffrey Catuban, a resident of Kingking Pantucan, Compostela Valley.   According to Almasa, the victim was driving his motorcycle towards the city proper but upon reaching Purok Manggahan in Barangay Kiagot around 10 p.m. Catuban swerved to the truck's lane and crashed head on. He said the motorcycle was dragged by the pick-up truck and eventually rolled over before falling into the concrete canal, causing serious physical inju...

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Ex-Marina employee arrested for faking legal certificates

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:28
MANILA, Philippines - A former employee of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), who was allegedly involved in faking legal certificates, has been arrested by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents in Manila.   NBI Director Dante Gierran identified the suspect as Malone Morales, a two-year employee of the Marina under the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW)-Surveillance Division.   Morales was arrested during an entrapment operation conducted last Dec. 7 in Ermita, Manila.   Gierran said that the arrest against Morales stemmed from a complaint received by the bureau. According to the complainant, Morales demanded P20,00...

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Palace confident Diokno can explain alleged budget insertions

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:24
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Monday said Budget Secretary Ben Diokno can explain before the House of Representatives the alleged insertions in the proposed 2019 national budget.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this after Diokno was summoned to explain the supposed insertions of some P52 billion for certain legislative districts, which lawmakers had blamed for the delay in the approval of the proposed P3.8-trillion national budget for 2019.   "Let us hear him. They wanted to be enlightened that's why they ask (him). It only means that they want to be enlightened, mukhang nalilito din (sila)," Panelo told reporters in an interview. &nbs...

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Mayfield, ‘dangerous’ Browns hand Panthers fifth loss in row

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:22
CLEVELAND --- Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium's sound system blasted "Danger Zone." The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health. Mayfield outplayed Cam Newton,Jarvis Landry caught a touchdown passand ran for another score and the Cleveland Browns damaged Carolina's postseason hopes with a 26-20 win Sunday over the Panthers, who dropped their fifth straight. Mayfield bravely threw a 51-yard TD pass into traffic to Landry, who had a 3-yard scoring runand added a long run--- on a similar call --- early in the fourth...

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Holiday scores 37 points, Pelicans beat slumping Pistons

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:16
DETROIT --- Alvin Gentry knew he needed Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans coach didn't get his star at 100 percent. It was still enough. Davis left with a right hip injury after a first-quarter collision with Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin and missed the rest of the first half. When he came back early in the third quarter, he was moving slowly and only scored three points, matching the three he had before the injury. However, he also had five blocks and nine rebounds against Griffin and Andre Drummond to help the Pelicans win 116-108. "Just having Anthony on the floor means everything," Gentry said. "He might have been closer to 50 percent than 100 percent, bu...

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Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:13
MADRID --- Madrid turned into Buenos Aires for a night Sunday, with tens of thousands of Argentine fans transforming Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu into a stadium of their own. River Plate fans were the only ones celebrating in the end, both at home and in Spain, after the historic victory over fierce rival Boca Juniors in the twice-suspended final of the Copa Libertadores. River came from behind to beat the rival 3-1 in the second leg after extra time to win South America's equivalent of the Champions League 5-3 on aggregate. One of the most anticipated matches in South American soccer finally came to a conclusion, nearly a month after the first leg was played in Argentina...

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Palace distances from Paolo’s Duterte ouster movement list

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:05
  MANILA, Philippines - Malacaang distanced itself on Monday from presidential son Paolo Duterte's list of individuals and groups allegedly plotting President Rodrigo Duterte's ouster. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace was not privy to the information released by the younger Duterte. Paolo posted over the weekend on his Facebook a list of people and companies allegedly plotting against the President. He has since deleted the post. Panelo said there was nothing wrong with Paolo's release of the list, citing it was part of his freedom of expression. "First we are not privy to this list issued by the former vice mayor. Number two, the Presiden...

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