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Tricycle driver dead, 2 passengers hurt in Quezon road mishap

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:16
  LUCENA CITY -- A tricycle driver died and his two passengers were injured in a road accident in General Luna town in Quezon province Wednesday night, police said. A report from the Quezon police said Wenifredo Medina, 63, was driving his tricycle with passengers Jay-R Rodelas and Willie Rejano, when their vehicle collided head-on with an oncoming truck in Barangay (village) San Isidro at 7:40 p.m. Medina suffered fatal injuries and died on the spot. His two passengers, who were also seriously injured, were taken to the town's rural health unit for emergency treatment and later transferred to Gumaca District Hospital. The truck driver, Benito Bautista, was detained at t...

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DOT eyes 8.2M foreign tourist arrivals in 2019

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:08
  MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) is aiming for 8.2 million foreign tourist arrivals for the country in 2019, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Thursday.   Puyat said that the tourism agency is "very confident" that they will reach this year's target, which was a 15 percent increase from the tourist arrivals recorded in 2018 which was 7.1 million.   "We're actually confident that we're going to reach it because every year there's a 15-percent increase," Puyat said in an interview over ABS CBN News Channel.   The Tourism chief also noted that even with the six-month closure of Boracay due to rehabilitation effort...

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Magnitude 4.3 quake hits Surigao del Norte

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:06
MANILA, Philippines -- Surigao del Norte was hit by a 4.3-magnitude earthquake on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.   Phivolcs said in its earthquake bulletin that the quake hit 48 kilometers southeast of General Luna, Surigao del Norte, at 8:38 a.m.   It had a depth of 12 km and was tectonic in origin.   No aftershocks or damage could be expected from the temblor, Phivolcs said. /cbb...

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‘Notorious’ robbery suspects arrested in Manila

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:59
MANILA, Philippines --- Two men notorious for robbery in different establishments in San Juan, Pasig, and nearby cities were arrested by the police on Wednesday.   Police said Ronel Guevarra, 25, and Gervy Magno, 37, were eyed in a series of robbery hold-up incidents in laundry shops, gas stations, spa, and restaurants.   Police said the two were arrested in Manila by joint elements of the San Juan City Police Station Investigation and Detection and Management Branch and the Cubao Police Station.   A report from the Eastern Police District on Thursday said the suspects yielded a caliber .38 revolver they allegedly stole from a security guard in a comm...

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Cooper: The landscape has changed for Trump

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:50
CNN's Anderson Cooper looks into Democratic efforts to investigate President Donald Trump and his money just a day after the President called for bipartisanship at his second State of the Union address.
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Aubrey Miles turns down social invitations, says scared to go out with baby Rocket

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:42
Aubrey Miles has apologized to her friends and coworkers whose invites she had to pass up on. She has baby Rocket to care for, after all, and these days she's just taking it all in: the late nights, diaper changing, tummy time and everything else in between. Miles took to social media recently to share to her fans and friends what she has been up to lately after she and Troy Montero welcomed Rocket last December. "To all my friends and co workers that I said NO to dinner, drinks even work. I apologize, this is what I've been doing," she wrote via Instagram on Feb. 6. "Busy nursing and taking care of the family." https://www.instagram.com/p/BtiTeTHnbCI/ Miles, whose last pregnancy w...

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Why tapping America's oil reserve is a bad idea

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:24
President Donald Trump's crackdown on Venezuela threatens to create a shortage of heavy crude, which American refineries need to churn out gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.
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Seeking redemption? Enrile says, ‘Judge me’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:20
MANILA. Philippines --- "Judge me."   Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile had that to say to people who think that he was running again for the Senate just to redeem himself.   Enrile, along with former Senators Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., was charged and detained over the so-called "pork barrel" scam. All three are seeking a comeback in the Senate in the May 2019 elections.   "What do I have to redeem? My case is there. It will be decided according to evidence. Let the people decide. Judge me," Enrile told reporters over dinner on Wednesday.   "I've been a part of this country for some time. I've done quite a number o...

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EcoWaste warns of poison in plastic election tarpaulins

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:07
MANILA, Philippines --- Environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition warned candidates in the coming elections against using of potentially harmful plastic tarpaulins ahead of the official campaign period on Feb. 12.   "The mass production of tarpaulin banners and posters for the midterm election campaign will surely add to the plastic pollution that our country is wrestling with," EcoWaste Coalition's Chemical Safety Campaigner Thony Dizon said in a statement.   "It's not a simple solid waste issue as these popular campaign materials are laden with toxic chemicals such as cadmium that may negatively impact on our people's health and the environment,"he added. &...

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Suicide rate falls by a third globally, data shows

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:59
PARIS, France -- Suicides have fallen globally by more than a third since 1990, according to a far-reaching analysis released Thursday that highlighted profound differences in the number of men and women taking their own lives. The World Health Organization lists suicide as a critical public health issue and estimates at least 800,000 people kill themselves every year. Although reporting of deaths from self-harm varies between nations, data models devised by the team behind the Global Burden of Disease -- which tracks all known causes of death by country -- show a clear downward trend in global suicide rates. In results published in the BMJ journal, the study estimated that ...

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Comics mock Trump's State of the Union address

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:54
Late-night comedians take aim at President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.
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See firefighters battle three-story blaze

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:53
A three-alarm fire erupted after a gas line explosion in San Francisco, according to officials.
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Judge labels teenage girls the 'aggressor' in sex case

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:52
A Kansas judge is under fire for saying two teenage girls were "more an aggressor than a participant" during the sentencing for a 67-year-old who solicited sex from the girls on the internet.
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CNN speaks to Juan Guaidó's family as history unfolds

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:43
As Venezuela's self-proclaimed President Juan Guaidó works to legitimize a new government, Guaidó's political ally says they are working to lay new political foundations for the next generation.
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Video shows chaos after police shoot security guard

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:25
Footage released by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows the chaos after security guard Jemel Roberson was shot by a police officer outside of a suburban Chicago bar.
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P3.5M shabu seized in Quezon City buy-bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:23
MANILA, Philippines --- Over P3.5 million worth of "shabu" was seized by the police in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City before dawn Thursday.   Police anti-drug operatives in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested four suspects in the operation. Arrested were Ruby Balani, Joshua Salazar, Mary Jane Duran, and Mineya Amorine, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported.   During the buy-bust, police confiscated a pack of shabu weighing around 500 grams worth P3.4 million and four sachets of suspected shabu weighing 20 grams worth about P136,000.   Police also seized from the suspects P1,000 cash and boodle mo...

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LOOK: Arjo Atayde confirms dating Maine, posts photo

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:17
MANILA, Philippines --- Actor Arjo Atayde posted a photo with actress-host Maine Mendoza for the first time after he confirmed that they are "exclusively dating."   The two stars posed with another companion in a photo posted on Atayde's official Facebook page on Wednesday.   https://www.facebook.com/arjoataydeofficial/photos/a.2205452373051313/2219864254943458/?type=3&theater   This was after Atayde confirmed the dating rumors surrounding him and Mendoza last month: "We're exclusively dating. I'm at my happiest right now."   READ: Why Arjo Atayde is at his 'happiest' right now   While the 28-year-old actor happily announced ...

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Block of ice kills man in St Petersburg as snow piles up

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:13
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia -- Lawmakers in Russia's second city Saint Petersburg have called for a state of emergency after heavier than usual snowfall caused treacherous conditions and a man died when he was hit by a block of falling ice. Public anger at icy pavements and mountains of snow has grown in recent weeks, with some locals even resorting to picketing municipal offices. The group of local lawmakers has petitioned the city's governor to declare a state of emergency, accusing authorities of failing to deal with the problem and even asking the military to intervene. Authorities have defended themselves saying they are doing everything they can to alleviate the problem. ...

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How this Australian tourist town rose from the ashes

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:12
It's only the forest of swaying Eucalyptus trees, marking the path up toward Steavenson Falls in Marysville, Victoria that betrays a hint of the calamity inflicted here 10 years ago.
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