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In Chicago: Reflecting on PH elections and beyond

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 23:46
Members of community media, the Filipino American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA), and the Malaya Movement, after the May 13th elections, shared their thoughts and experiences about and the future of the democratization process in the Philippines.   The group recalled that the concept of democracy did not really emerge as an organic political process among the indigenous Filipinos. The governing practices in existence prior to 1521 were either erased or subdued by the colonizers. In fact, for more than 350 years the Filipinos spent their time more in fighting the brutal colonization, first by Spain and then by the United States.   Thereafter, the political governa...

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Employees in California must be paid for ALL hours worked

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 23:45
Q: I work as a nurse at a hospital that has a strict policy of no unapproved overtime. We don't ask for approval since we risk being written up for "too much overtime." We just clock out and go back to work to finish our charts. We are also not allowed to go on breaks unless we are relieved by another nurse. We are often forced to skip our breaks because we are understaffed and there is no reliever. We are not paid for breaks we missed even though hospital policy says we should be. Do we have remedies?   A: Yes. You should be paid for the extra hours you worked even if they are "off the clock." If these extra hours go beyond 8 hours per day, then you are entitled to the o...

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Roger Federer achieves more milestones at French Open

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 23:40
By returning to the French Open this year after a three-year absence, Roger Federer is spreading his milestones across the tennis world.
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Singapore PM: Global rules could change with China’s rise

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 23:16
SINGAPORE --- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Friday that countries including the United States need to be willing to change international rules in response to a stronger China. Speaking at an annual security conference in Singapore, Lee said China must in turn play a greater role in supporting trade frameworks and upholding peace and stability in the region and beyond. "Countries have to accept that China will continue to grow and strengthen, and that it is neither possible nor wise for them to prevent this from happening," he said. "China will have its own legitimate interests and ambitions, including to develop indigenously advanced technologies like infocom...

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Champions League final: Thousands flock to Madrid -- but can they get a ticket?

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:47
As Liverpool and Tottenham fans make their way to Madrid for the greatest show in club football, many do so in hope.
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Ex-CHR chair: Set up trust fund for proceeds of Marcos jewelry auction

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:38
MANILA, Philippines --- A special trust fund should be established to ensure that the proceeds from the sale of the Marcos jewelry will not be used for corruption, former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Loretta Rosales said Friday. "Yung jewelry kailangan makita yan kung gagawin yan kailangan yung pondo ilagay sa isang special trust fund. Huwag sa general funds ng kongreso kailangan may special trust fund yan and very specific kung san dapat mai-gagastos," Rosales, who is a martial law victim, said on station dzMM. (The proceeds from the jewelry should go to a special trust fund. It should not be placed in the general funds of Congress. We need a special trust fund.) ...

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Is $2 million enough to feel wealthy?

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:14
How much does a person need to feel rich?
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Space telescope snaps a celestial family photo

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:08
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has peered into the cosmos and captured regions hidden from our view, like the centers of galaxies and dusty areas where stars are born and planetary systems form. Now, the great space observatory has captured a unique photo of a star family.
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India's economy stumbles badly

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:05
Narendra Modi just won a second term as prime minister of India. His most urgent task will be getting the country's economy back on track.
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Fresh college grad, companion killed in Davao City car crash

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:03
  DAVAO CITY - A fresh college graduate and her sister-in-law were killed in a vehicular crash here at dawn on Friday, May 31, just hours after her graduation from San Pedro College of Davao. Police Corporal Michael Novecio, Davao City traffic police investigator, said that the two were on board a Mazda sedan. The car was driven by Melody Sotelo Ybaez, 27, with her sister-in-law, Janilou Faye Rosales, 21, who was seated in the front seat. Novecio said both died on the spot after the car went wayward, occupied the opposite lane at high speed and collided head on with a Metro Shuttle Bus driven by Ricky Aban Deloso at 4:30 a.m. along Quimpo Boulevard. Two bus passen...

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PBA: Locals step up as Meralco spoils Rain or Shine debut

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:03
MANILA, Philippines--Meralco found an unlikely hero in Anjo Caram and came back from a lackluster first half to carve out a 91-84 victory over debuting Rain or Shine in Friday night's PBA Commissioner's Cup action at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay. Caram had 17 points to lead all of the Bolts' locals while tossing in six assists off the bench. Among the starters, import Gani Lawal Jr. had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Chris Newsome added 16 more to cap an all-around personal performance. "It was a tough fourth game. I was very happy to see us play defense tonight, unlike against Ginebra," said coach Norman Black. "Basically it all started with transition d...

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Cop shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Malabon City

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:29
MANILA, Philippines --- A police officer was killed by two motorcycle-riding gunmen in Malabon City Friday night. Lt. Col. Jessie Tamayao, commander of Malabon City Police, told INQUIRER.net that the victim was identified as Patrolman Alex Gitug Jr., a policeman assigned at the Navotas City Police. Tamayao said the gunmen fired at Gitug at around 7:30 p.m. along Tuazon Street. The victim died on the spot. An investigation is ongoing to identify the gunmen and the motive behind the crime. (Editor: Eden Estopace)...

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Julian Assange shows 'symptoms of psychological torture'

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:24
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange shows all the symptoms of psychological torture and risks having his human rights violated if he is extradited to the US, a United Nations expert has said.
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Duterte leaves Tokyo after four-day working visit

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:20
TOKYO --- President Rodrigo Duterte left here on Friday night to return to the Philippines after his four-day working visit here. Duterte left the Haneda Airport at 9:58 p.m. local time (8:58 p.m. Manila time). Duterte brought home P300 billion worth of investment deals, which would create 80,000 jobs for Filipinos. The President was a keynote speaker at the Nikkei's 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia and met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. READ: Philippines to get nearly P300 B worth of deals in Duterte's Japan trip Duterte assured Japanese businessmen of a Corrupt-free business environment in the Philippines and also made a commitment to oversea...

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Robbery suspect shot dead at Manila police station

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:03
MANILA, Philippines --- A suspect in a robbery with homicide case was shot dead inside the investigation room of the Moriones police station in Manila on Friday afternoon. The suspect, identified as Enrique Lugtu Jr., 37, was brought to the investigation room around 3:45 p.m. for fingerprint scanning when he allegedly stole the 9mm Glock 17 pistol of Cpl Analyn San Victores and pointed the gun at the latter. However, Lugtu failed to shoot Victores as the gun was not loaded. This prompted Cpl. Rhisnel Vidanes to shoot Lugtu thrice. The suspect was brought to the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital by a mobile police car, but Lugtu was pronounced dead by the attending physician at 4:18 p...

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CHR calls for ‘honest, transparent’ probe of QC murder suspect’s death

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:54
MANILA, Philippines --- An honest and transparent investigation will uncover the truth behind the death of a suspect who was shot dead inside a police car in Quezon City, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Friday. "The Commission believes that the truth behind what happened inside that police patrol is best determined through an honest and transparent investigation of the case," CHR Spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said in a statement. The agency is currently investigating the death of Carl Joseph Baanola, the suspect in the killing of an octogenarian couple in Quezon City, who was killed after a gun scuffle with law enforcers on the way to the Quezon City Police District (QC...

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Malaysia says it's using Huawei tech 'as much as possible'

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:53
The US campaign against Huawei is causing some countries to think twice about using the Chinese company's products. Malaysia is not one of them.
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