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Lacson: Arroyo realigns P25M budget to ‘favored’ solons

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:47
      MANILA, Philippines --- Even after the ratification of the 2019 national budget, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has allegedly directed the realignments of P25 million budget from the Department of Health (DOH) for her "favored" congressmen. Senator Panfilo Lacson made this revelation anew on Tuesday, citing information from some congressmen. "The 2019 national budget is doomed, but not to our own liking," Lacson said in a text message to reporters. "I will raise a big legal issue before my colleagues in the Upper House out of this latest scheme that our Lower House counterparts led by Speaker Arroyo are resorting to in order to manipulate the r...

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Budget USec Janet Abuel is DBM OIC

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:33
MANILA, Philippines ---President Rodrigo Duterte has named Budget Undersecretary Janet Abuel as officer-in-charge of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), former budget secretary Benjamin Diokno said in a text message Tuesday. A Bar topnotcher, Abuel is the DBM undersecretary for the Local Government and Regional Operations Group. Diokno saidAbuel holdsa master of laws degree from the University of Sydney in Australia andmaster's degree in public administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Diokno as governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Monday night. He will occupy the unexpired term of the la...

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Mikhail Red to critics of local movies: ‘Pag gumawa kami ng matatapang, manonood ba kayo?’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:32
Director Mikhail Red took to social media recently to address those who complain about the local movies in the industry. The 27-year-old director, who started writing and directing short films at age 15, made a Twitter post on March 3, in which he asked whether those who have too much to say about local movies---such as rehashed storylines, cheap special effects and focus on love teams, among others---would still watch if filmmakers created new and fearless films. "Yung mga umaangal na nakakasawa na local movies dahil paulit ulit storylines, cheap daw yung effects, puro nalang loveteam etc, pag gumawa ba talaga kami ng bago at matatapang na film, manonood ba talaga kayo sa sinehan or...

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Lorenzana: Ambiguity in US-PH defense treaty will bring chaos during a crisis

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:28
  MANILA, Philippines --- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said ambiguities in the decades-old Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) will only create confusion or chaos during critical times rather than serve as a deterrence, underscoring the need for a review of the treaty.   "I do not believe that ambiguity or vagueness of the Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty will serve as a deterrent. In fact, it will cause confusion and chaos during a crisis," he defense chief said in a statement on Tuesday.   Lorenzana's statement was in contrary to the position of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., who believes that there is no need to review the treaty. &nbsp...

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The cool mom’s checklist to throwing the best children’s party

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:22
Far from the typical birthday party fare of fried chicken, classic Pinoy style spaghetti, hotdogs and marshmallows on sticks, along with pabitins and games, children's parties nowadays are on a whole new level. Some parents turn parties it into a one-of-a-kind event with themed stage and table decorations, costumes, games, entertainment, and even menu. If you want to give your kid the best party yet don't have a clue on what to do, then this list may help you. El Real Pasta has come up with a checklist to help you throw a birthday bash that deserves its own trending hashtag. Decide on the theme Still don't have a party theme? Discover what your kids are into these days. What are...

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The Definitive Guide to Staying In

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:14
The great indoors is underrated. In our culture, we put much value in going out and going away---whether it's on trips, outings, or just hanging out with friends, we're constantly on our way out the door. But we often neglect to realize that we don't really even have to step out of our homes to have fun. Because every day you get off work or school is a precious day, understandably, you would want to maximize all your time. By staying home and having your much-needed days off indoors, you save yourself a lot of time (not to mention, money and stress.) Just think: leisurely strolling around your garden area instead of spending all that time in the horrendous traffic; having a...

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DILG exec hits party-list group for ‘publicity stunt’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:09
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday said the appeal filed by ACT party-list before the Court of Appeals to stop the police from profiling its members is a "publicity stunt." DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said the party-list group only wants media mileage as election season comes near. "The Motion for Reconsideration filed by the ACT Party-list group with the Court of Appeals is clearly a publicity stunt meant to draw attention to their group because of the election season," Malaya said in a statement. "The original petition was already dismissed and yet ACT wishes to beat a dead horse. We appeal to ACT to s...

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Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:05
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Fire engulfing residential area in QC

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:49
      MANILA, Philippines --- A fire broke out in a residential area in barangay San Antonio, Quezon City on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) confirmed. The BFP Quezon City confirmed to INQUIRER.net that, as of posting time, the fire is engulfing a residential area along West Riverside corner Santiago. Fire authorities said that the fire started at 10:11 a.m. and was immediately raised to third alarm 10 minutes after. Firefighters are still trying to put out the fire as of this writing. /jpv...

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Inflation at 3.8 percent a ‘positive development,’ Palace expects further ‘disinflation’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:49
  MANILA, Philippines - Malacaang hailed as a "positive development" the3.8 percent inflation in February, which is within the 2 to 4 percent target of the government.   READ: Inflation further slows to 3.8% in February   "The Palace welcomes this positive development as proof that the macroeconomic policies of the Duterte Administration have been effective in addressing soaring prices," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.   "We expect further improvement and disinflation as we continue to remain vigilant in monitoring the prices of basic goods used by ordinary Filipino consumers," Panelo added.   Inflation ra...

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Grab to make Wanderland experience more magical, rewarding

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:46
MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- Wanderland Music & Arts Festival, billed as one of the most anticipated gatherings of local and international indie artists in the Philippines of the year, draws near, and the excitement for this magical event just builds up week after week. Every year since it was first staged seven years ago, Wanderland has been creating meaningful experiences for its music-loving and the art-appreciating crowd, a following that has grown immensely over the past few years. For the seventh installment of the festival, which will be even bigger than that of last year, anticipated international indie bands and homegrown indie acts have promised to make each perso...

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Funds for rice industry to hit P32B with rice import law

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:39
      MANILA, Philippines--Government funding for the country's rice industry is seen to hit a record of P32 billion this year with the implementation of the Rice Import Liberalization Law, the agriculture chief said. In an interview with reporters on Monday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said that with funding from the national government along with the agency's budget for the sector, "the rice industry will be given the biggest budget in history." Last week, the Department of Budget and Management released P5 billion to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to protect rice farmers against the possible adverse effects of the Rice Import Liberalizatio...

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LOOK: Netflix unveils sneak peek photos of ‘Kingdom’ Season 2

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:33
MANILA, Philippines --- Streaming giant Netflix has unveiled sneak peek photos of the second season of its first original Korean drama series "Kingdom." "In case you were wondering... we heard you loud and clear. Enjoy this first look at Kingdom Season 2," Netflix teased fans through a Facebook post on Monday. https://www.facebook.com/netflixph/posts/824902871194314 One photo shows the crown prince Lee Chang drawing his sword, while another photo shows a group of zombies awake despite the sun shining on them. Set in Korea's Joseon period, "Kingdom" tells the story of a strange plague sweeping throughout the country, causing the king and dozens of others to rise from their graves. ...

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Trump blames N. Korea flop on Cohen

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:26
CNN's Anderson Cooper wonders how President Trump could blame his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for the disintegration of talks with North Korea.
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Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 run, but says 'I'm not going anywhere'

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:26
Hillary Clinton said Monday that she is not running for president in 2020 but will continue to speak out about politics, saying, "I'm not going anywhere."
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Tornado hits Negros Occidental town

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:24
  BACOLOD CITY, Philippines --A tornado struck 20 houses and ripped parts of the roof of a community rice mill in San Enrique, Negros Occidental, Monday afternoon, San Enrique Mayor Jilson Tubillara said.   According to Tubillara a strong wind was seen building up in Barangay Baliwaganat about 2:30 p.m. Monday that later turned into a tornado.   First hit by the tornado was Barangay Tabao Rizal where one house was destroyed and three were damaged, he said.   The tornado then struck Barangay Batuan, where three houses were destroyed and 13 others were damaged.   Tubillara said the tornado also ripped up part of the roof of a rice mill in...

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Brexit talks resume as divorce day looms

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:20
BRUSSELS, Belgium --- The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier meets Britain's negotiating team on Tuesday as both sides seek a breakthrough with just weeks to go before this month's ominous divorce deadline. The sitdown comes after Barnier said on Saturday that the European Union was ready to give London further guarantees to help push a troubled divorce deal through the British parliament. Barnier also suggested European leaders would be amenable to a short "technical" delay in Britain's departure from the EU, scheduled for March 29, to give parliamenttime to formally ratify a final divorce deal. His small overture to Britain has raised hopes that both sides can find a solu...

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China's military is going from strength to strength under Xi Jinping

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:17
Under Chinese President Xi Jinping, a revolution has been taking place inside Beijing's armed forces.
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Why the Trump-Fox News relationship really is unprecedented

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:17
On Monday, the New Yorker's Jane Mayer published an explosive expose on "the Fox News White House," a deeply reported story alleging that the channel had killed a story about Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election and that President Trump tried to spike the AT&T-Time Warner merger apparently because he wasn't happy with the news coverage of his presidency by CNN, which is now owned by AT&T. The story makes clear in vivid detail that Mayer's answer to the headline question about Fox News — "Is it propaganda?" — is a resounding yes.
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London patient might be second to be cured of HIV

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 09:59
A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1, according to a case study to be published Tuesday in the journal Nature. Effectively, some scientists believe that the "London patient" has been cured of the viral infection, which affects close to 37 million people worldwide.
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