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Andrea Levy, bestselling British author, dies at 62

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:31
Bestselling British author Andrea Levy has died from cancer at the age of 62.
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AKO Bisdak #22 party-list fights for regional representation

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:26
There is pride in a name. There is pride in an expression like "AKO BISDAK." "AKO Bisdak" means I am a Visaya or I am someone from the Visayas. You don't simply say the words, you say it with pride according to retired Rear Admiral Ernesto Enriquez and Architect Rommel Gavieta who were recently interviewed by Radyo Inquirer. Enriquez and Gavieta are first and second nominees for the partylist-group "AKO Bisdak"#22 in the ballots. Before this election, the two were never involved in politics. But going around in several provinces in Regions 6, 7, and 8, they said they saw that much has yet to be done for the poor communities in these regions and that the issues that concern t...

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No Michelle Morente for La Salle in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:26
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs94TpkHbvS/ MANILA, Philippines---Michelle Morente caused some stir when she left Ateneo and transferred to De La Salle in September 2017. Morente, though, won't be suiting upat all for the Lady Spikers in women's volleyball with the defending champions instead slotting in former University of Perpetual Help star Lourdes Clemente in the final lineup for Season 81. Morente represented De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament and her inclusion in the first-semester sport meant that she's exhausted all her playing years in the UAAP. Clemente, who passed the UAAP's mandatory eligibility period for a student coming in from the NCAA...

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Kashmir attack: Why the timing could drive tensions in South Asia

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:25
Once again, geopolitical tensions are rising on the Indian subcontinent. And the timing, just ahead of India's general elections, could drive the mercury even higher in the coming days and weeks.
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Café owner gives books to children who bring him plastic bottles and cans to recycle

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:14
A bookseller in southern Italy is offering free books to schoolchildren who bring him one plastic bottle and one aluminum can to recycle.
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JBC releases shortlist of candidates for new SC associate justice

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:52
MANILA, Philippines --- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) released on Friday its shortlist of candidates for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice position vacated by Lucas Bersamin when he was appointed chief justice. A total of 13 candidates made it to the list, including Court of Appeals (CA) justices Edgardo Delos Santos and Amy Lazaro-Javier, who were leading the list with six votes each. Meanwhile, Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) justice Roman Del Rosario and CA justices Japar Dimaampao and Ramon Garcia received five votes each. Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparao Cabotaje-Tang and CA justices Henri Jean-Paul Balinghasay Inting, Jhosep Ylarde Lopez, Mario Lopez, Eduardo...

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 282 pass master plumber licensure exams

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:51
MANILA, Philippines - A total of 282 examinees passed the Master Plumber licensure examinations, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said on Friday.   Erie Catacataca Angeles Jr. from Technological Institute of the Philippines Quezon City topped the licensure exams with a rating of 80.40 percent.   Camarines Norte State College-Daet was the top performing school with an 80 percent passing rate.   The examinations were administered by PRC Board of Master Plumber Chairman Valentino Mangila and its members, Engr. Pedrito D. Camilet, Jr. and Arch. Prospero A. Abellano on Feb. 12 and 13, 2019 at PRC testing centers in Manila, Baguio and Iloilo. / gsg ...

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Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:38
TOKYO --- Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. The billion-dollar Olympics are awash with cash. But volunteers work for free. That's the case next year at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, where about 80,000 volunteers will be needed. Just over 200,000 have applied with orientation and interviews for Japan residents starting this month. Most don't seem to mind, thrilled about a once-in-a-lifetime chance and largely unaware that their unpaid ...

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Duterte signs rice tariffication bill into law

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:37
  MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the rice tariffication bill into law. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this toINQUIRER.netin a text message. "Yes," Medialdea said when asked if the President has already signed the bill into law. The measure, which seeks to convert the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice into tariffs is set to lapse into law on February 15 if it is not acted upon by the President. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also confirmed the development in a separate message. Farmers and the National Food Authority (NFA) have been asking for some changes to the bill. They are particularly seeking to t...

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As Gilas enters crucial stretch, Yeng Guiao’s system helps players get ‘mentally locked in’

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:20
MANILA, Philippines---Gilas Pilipinas is facingits biggest challenge yet in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers as one slip could very well eliminate Filipinos from the competition. The Philippine national basketball team needs all the positivity it can get and Gabe Norwood said he and the team's continued familiarity with head coach Yeng Guiao's system could prove vital in their quest for the World Cup. "Just doing his system and I think anybody who's watched coach Yeng can see that everybody's going to have an opportunity to play," said Norwood after Gilas' 100-82 win over Meralco in a tune-up game Friday. Guiao's system usually employs 12 players on a team and this assura...

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Amid measles outbreak, Duterte appeals for children’s immunization

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:17
MANILA, Philippines --- Amid a measles outbreak in the capital and other regions of the country, President Rodrigo Duterte has taken a direct hand in the information campaign that seeks to restore the public's confidence in the government's immunization program. In a short message aired over state-run PTV-4 on Friday, Duterte called on the parents to have their children vaccinated to avoid the highly communicable disease. "Mga kababayan, dumadami ang kaso ng tigdas at ang komplikasyon nito ay mamatay ka. Sa mga anak natin, bakuna lamang ang tanging paraan makaiwas sa sakit na ito," Duterte said. (Countrymen, measles cases are rising, and its complications are fatal. Vaccination ...

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Waiting game: An extended look at how we queue

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:16
Many of us experience multiple queues on an average day. If they move quickly, they're soon forgotten. But a slow line can seem to last forever and can put a drag on an entire day.
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Vatican envoy to France under investigation for sexual assault

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:14
The Vatican's envoy to France, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, is under investigation for sexual assault, a French judicial source told CNN Friday.
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Unclaimed $1.5B prize: South Carolina could be big loser too

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:08
    COLUMBIA, S.C. --- The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. Economic officials on Thursday removed the estimated $61 million windfall the winner was expected to pay in state income taxes from tax and other estimates. That extra money had been included as the governor and lawmakers prepared their spending priorities at the beginning of the year. An extra $61 million could buy new voting machines for the entire state, give a nearly 2 percent raise to all South Carolina teachers or put a police officer in every public school in the state. It is about...

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Germ killing robot slips into your hotel bedsheets

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:58
Ever spent a sleepless night in a hotel room freaking out about all the germs you might be sharing a bed with?
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Poll bets warned: Do not politicize PMA homecoming

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:56
MANILA, Philippines --- An official of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) on Friday asked candidates in the 2019 polls who would attend this year's alumni homecoming to refrain from politicizing the event as a sign of respect to the PMA's independence. PMA Information Officer Lt. Col. Harry Baliaga Jr. said that while they cannot penalize people who would try to use the event to gain political mileage for the upcoming elections, they are pleading to candidates to respect the activity. "Wala na tayong control don, ang magagawa lang natin ay paki-usapan natin sila (We don't have any control over that, but we can do is make an appeal)," Baliaga told reporters inside the PMA Campus ...

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A Condo in Pasig That Provides Incredible Value for Money

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:56
In times of financial stringency, buyers are no longer concerned with just the quality of the product they are about to buy. They are becoming increasingly invested in its cost, as well. It is, therefore, a bonus when customers get goods and services that provide excellent quality and assured sustainability with substantially low cost. In fact, such is what clients may refer to as the perfect package. And The Rochester is definitely that. Seamlessly nestled along Elisco Road in San Joaquin, Pasig City, The Rochester is a 2.97-hectare multi-clustered condominium complex that is amazingly close to most Central Business Districts (CBDs) found in Makati, Ortigas, and Taguig....

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Sala's body returns to Argentina for funeral

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:55
Emiliano Sala is to be flown back to Argentina Friday ahead of the football player's funeral at the weekend.
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The 'Usain Bolt' of horse racing prepares to defend unbeaten streak

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:52
Anticipation has been building in Australia as wonder horse Winx prepares to take center stage yet again.
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Isabel Oli lists why she’s thankful for John Prats in birthday message

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:48
Aside from celebrating Valentine's Day, John Prats turned a year older on Thursday. On Prats' special day, his wife, Isabel Oli, listed down all the things she was thankful for to him in an Instagram post. "Through good and bad times, you continued to be by my side," Oli told her husband. She also gushed that "never in a zillion years" would she expect to be married to Prats, whom she considers as her childhood crush. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt1AE2xnbyo/ She then listed all the reasons why she is thankful to Prats, such as his support for her even in her "weirdest/silliest ways" and making her laugh with his "waley(corny) jokes." "Thank you for exerting the effort ...

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