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Carpio on China: If you don’t protest, you give up your rights

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:11
MANILA, Philippines --- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said not filing a diplomatic protest against China's alleged aggression in the West Philippine Sea would be tantamount to giving up the country's rights over the disputed waters. The magistrate was reacting to a statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin that protesting Beijing's aggression was "basically throwing pieces of paper at a brick wall." Carpio, a vocal critic of the Duterte administration's handling of the West Philippine Sea dispute, stressed the importance of filing note verbales against China's expansive claim, citing how diplomatic protests aided the country's victory at th...

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Senators, security officials meet on martial law extension in Mindanao

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:46
MANILA, Philippines --- Senators held an executive session on Monday to listen to the government's request for Congress to extend the martial law declaration in Mindanao for another year. The Senate immediately suspended its sessionafterit resumed its session at 10 a.m. Security officials led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao, AFP chief of staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. would brief the senators on their recommendation to extend martial law until end of 2019. The recommendation has been approved by President Rodrigo Duterte. READ:Duterte asks Congress to extend Mindanao martial law until end 2019 Duterte first placed the entire Mindan...

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Lacson declares 2019 as ‘Year of the Earth Pig’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:42
https://twitter.com/iampinglacson/status/1071935899473072129 MANILA, Philippines--- 2019 is "Year of the Earth Pig."   Senator Panfilo Lacson, who has been exposing the alleged "pork barrel" insertions, said this in a Twitter post on Monday.   "Brace yourselves for more pork," Lacson said.   The senator earlier alleged that at least two members of the House of Representatives have been allotted P2.2 billion and P1.9 billion budget for their pet projects next year.   Lacson did not name the two but said the lion's share of "pork" would go projects in Pampanga and Camarines Sur.   READ: Lacson: P2.4-B pork for Arroyo's district &...

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Nuns embezzle 'substantial' amount of funds from church school, monsignor says

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:34
Two nuns misappropriated "substantial amounts" of funds from a Catholic school in Southern California for their own use, the monsignor of St. James Catholic Church said in a letter to parishioners.
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The new train lines that could transform how you travel

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:28
It's been a good year for fans of rail travel, with speedy new train services opening around the world, linking major cities and slashing rail journey times.
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Act urgently and come together to defend human rights — De Lima

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:25
MANILA, Philippines -- As the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) this Monday, jailed Senator Leila De Lima called on the public to come together and "act urgently" to defend human rights.   De Lima said the UDHR was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as "a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to be promoted by education, and, more optimistically, by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance."   Since its adoption, she said, the UDHR has been a "bedrock of freedom and equality all across the world" &nb...

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Indian food: The best dishes in each region

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:16
When ordering "Indian" food in places such as the United States or the UK, garlic naan, biryani, butter chicken and dal are ubiquitous.
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The artists who captured Chinese cinema's 'golden age'

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:06
China's film industry flourished from the 1920s, resulting in an array of elegant new publications that shine a light on the country's past.
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War on drugs, crime, corruption to remain ‘unrelenting’ — Medialdea

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:57
MANILA, Philippines --- The government will remain "unrelenting" in its war against drugs, crime and corruption as the world celebrated the 70th year of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, chair of the Presidential Human Rights Committee, said, "Every administration has its own emphasis and approach in its effort to make human rights real for our people." "To protect the lives of the innocent law-abiding citizens of the country, this administration remains unrelenting in its crusade against criminality, corruption, terrorism, insurgency, and the proliferation of illegal drugs that destroy families and the fut...

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3 killed in buy-bust of firearms in Baseco compound

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:37
MANILA, Philippines --- Three suspects were killed in an encounter with the police shortly after a buy-bust operation in Manila, early Monday morning. A report from the Manila Police District said the police launched a buy-bust operation against the suspects, who allegedly opened fire upon sensing that they were dealing with police officers. Police said a chase happened along Block 1, Gasangan, Baseco Compound, Port Area, where the suspects were finally cornered. A firefight ensued between the suspects and the lawmen, which led to the death of the suspects on the spot, police said. Initial evidences recovered from the crime scene were a motorcycle without plate number, a ...

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Kylie Padilla, Ruru Madrid to team up again in new series

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:14
MANILA, Philippines --- Kylie Padilla and Ruru Madrid will be paired up once again, this time in GMA's new series offering "TODA One I Love." The news was announced last Friday via GMA Public Affairs's Instagram account captioned: "#KyRuIsBack!" https://www.instagram.com/p/BrF4KRGl5g5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Padilla and Madrid will be joined by Filipino-Chinese actor and model David Licauco in a love triangle. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrFIBxiA4eT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link To join the cast of the upcoming series are Gladys Reyes, Raymond Bagatsing, Kimpoy Feliciano, Jackie Rice Archie Alemana, among others. Padilla and Madrid were first paired in televisio...

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Weekend in sport: Liverpool goes top; United ends Atlanta's trophy drought; Army extends dominance over Navy

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:14
City drop points for the first time this season... United end Georgia's trophy drought with MLS Cup victory... Army continue winning ways over arch-rival Navy... Bulls struggle under new head coach... Copa final match finally gets played... this is your weekend of sport.
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Marian Rivera wins Best Actress in OFW Gawad Parangal

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:53
  MANILA, Philippines --- Marian Rivera was named as Best Actress by the Kapisanan ng mga Kamag-anak at Migranteng Manggagawang Pilipino, Inc. (KAKAMMPI) in its 8th Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Gawad Parangal. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrKjdsvgxkW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link The Kapuso Primetime Queen on Sunday thanked the award-giving body for the recognition in her episode for drama anthology series "Tadhana" titled "Milya-milyang Agwat ng Mag-ina" directed by her husband Dingdong Dantes. "Special sa akin ang episode na ito dahil muli kami nagkasama sa trabaho ng asawa ko bilang aking director," Rivera said. The actress then thanked Dantes for his support: "Sa...

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Boy, 7, shot by boy in Pasay

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:41
MANILA, Philippines --- Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Sunday night after reportedly shooting a 7-year-old relative in Pasay City. The Southern Police District said a concerned citizen called them up and reported an alleged shooting incident at about 7:50 p.m., Sunday. Police rushed to Barangay 184 in Maricaban, Pasay City, and learned that boys involved were relatives. Both boys were rushed to the Pasay City General Hospital for treatment. The 17-year-old was arrested for Serious Physical Injury in relation to R.A 7610 and Violation of R.A 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. Police seized a cal. 38 revolver with five live bullets and ...

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Filipino skateboard champ makes Time’s 25 influential teens

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:26
MANILA, Philippines -- Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal is among Time Magazine's "25 Most Influential Teens of 2018," making the sole Filipino included on the list. "This summer, the 19 year old from Cebu City, Philippines, won the gold medal in women's street skateboarding competition at the Asian Games ---and became a national hero in the process," TIME said. Those included on the list were determined by "accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news." Didal rose to prominence after bagging the gold medal in the women's street skateboard competition during 2018 Asian Games held JSC SkateBoard Stadium in Pale...

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WATCH: Catriona Gray boasts Philippines’ rich culture in new video

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:13
  MANILA, Philippines --- A week before she goes on the international stage to vie for the Miss Universe crown, Miss Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray dropped a video boasting of the country's rich culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nKP1ZMnTQo In a video titled "This is the Philippines" released Sunday, Dec. 9, Gray toured parts of Luzon including Intramuros, Luneta, Pampanga and Rizal. The 24-year-old beauty highlighted the Filipinos' creativity by boasting of Rizal's Higantes Festival and Pampanga's colorful parols (lanterns). Gray also boasted of the joyful Christmas celebration in the Philippines saying, "Us Filipinos love Christmas so much, that we have t...

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Elon Musk: 'I do not respect the SEC'

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:11
Elon Musk settled securities fraud charges brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year, but he is not done deriding the agency.
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Truck in deadly crash an ‘old model,’ not registered — DOTr

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:02
MANILA, Philippines --- The truck that plowed into 19 other vehicles before ramming into a roadside bakery and a house in Santa Rosa City in Laguna province over the weekend was an old model and not registered with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said. Six people were killed while 14 others were hurt in the incident Saturday night. "Batay rin sa imbestigasyon, ang truck na ito ay model 2000 at nirehistro bilang pampribadong sasakyan noong 2016," the DOTr said late Sunday. "Hindi ito isang common carrier o truck for hire. Amin ding nililinaw na hindi ni-renew ng LTO ang rehistro nito noong 2017 at 2018," it added. Police invest...

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Pharex HealthCorp branches out to science-backed wellness supplements

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00
As a pharmaceutical brand, Pharex has always been synonymous with high-quality products that are trusted by medical professionals. It was incorporated in 1973 as a subsidiary of Pascual Laboratories, growing into a popular unibrand portfolio that carried affordable generic medicines ranging from antibiotics to its popular Vitamin B Complex supplement that were trusted by doctors for their efficacy and the preferred choice of Filipino patients for their affordability. With the acquisition of Pharex HealthCorp by Unilab in June 2016, the trusted name in pharmaceutical products brand brings its expertise and experience in serving the healthcare needs of the Filipino by adding high-qu...

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Saudis reject extraditions to Turkey over Khashoggi murder

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:44
RIYADH,Saudi Arabia--- Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday rejected demands to extradite suspects connected to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as sought by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "We do not extradite our citizens," Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference in Riyadh at the end of a summit of Gulf Cooperation Council states. Erdogan has repeatedly called onSaudi Arabia to hand over suspects in the killing of the dissident journalist. Khashoggi, a Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, was killed shortly after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2. A Turkish court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for former Saudi intelli...

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