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SC sets oral arguments on centralized law school entrance exam

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:51
    MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court has set for debates the petitions questioning the legality of Legal Education Board's (LEB) policy that centralizes entrance examination in law schools. In a resolution made public Monday, the high court announced that oral arguments on two petitions by retired Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Oscar Pimentel and a group of law students are scheduled on March 5 and 12, 2019. The petitions are questioning the conduct of the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhiLSAT). The high court gave the LEB, through its chairman, Emerson Aguende, 10 days to submit its comment on the petition filed by the law students. The two ...

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Jomary Torres aims to get back on track vs KO artist Lin Heqin

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:50
Jomary Torres hopes to regain her winning ways when she returns to the cage against Lin Heqin of China in ONE: Reign of Valor on March 8 at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. Torres began her campaign in ONE Championship's women's atomweight division with three straight wins, but she hasn't had much success recently after ending 2018with back-to-back decision losses toPriscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol last September and Mei Yamaguchi a month ago. Despite her struggles, Torres is determined to redeem herself starting with her bout against Lin. "It has not been easy, especially after losing my last two bouts, but I am not giving up. I want to make sure that I get back and regain ...

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‘Gangster’ Peppa back in China’s good graces in Year of the Pig

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:48
Roasted as a subversive symbol and chopped from a video streaming website in China, it seemed Peppa Pig, the lovable but imperious British cartoon character, faced a bleak future in the Communist-led country. But her popularity has risen unabated, and now just months after state media slammed her as an emblem of the counterculture, she is playing a starring role as the country ushers in the Year of the Pig on Tuesday. A new film titled "Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year" is being released on the first day of the holiday. The movie shows Peppa celebrating Lunar New Year with two new friends--- "Jiaozi" (dumpling) and"Tang yuan" (glutinous rice ball)--- named aft...

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Andaya relents, bicam to pass 2019 budget even without Diokno’s savings report

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:47
MANILA, Philippines --- While Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno still has to publicize the savings generated from the 2017 and 2018 national budget, House appropriations panel chair Rolando Andaya Jr. on Monday said they would no longer wait for it and would proceed with approving the 2019 spending bill. "We can no longer wait for Secretary Diokno's report on the DBM's (Department of Budget and Management) pork report. The time for passing the 2019 national budget is running short. We will go on with the approval of the budget as scheduled," the Camarines Sur 1st District congressman said in a statement. Andaya nonetheless stressed that the public "deserves to know how their taxes a...

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Baldo to be transferred from hospital to jail despite illness

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:46
  LEGAZPI CITY - Police officers will transfer Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, Daraga town mayor tagged in the murder of Ako Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe, to Legazpi City Jail despite his medical condition, his attorney said. Lawyer Charlie Santos, one of Baldo's attorneys, said that the mayor agreed to be transferred on Monday "because the mayor was willing to face everything." "We were asking for papers. Meron daw silang verbal instructions (They said they have verbal instructions)," Santos said, referring to the police. He said that the legal team "vigorously opposed" Baldo's decision to submit to the transfer. Santos said that Baldo's medical condition still needs...

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PDEA: P1.9 B shabu in Cavite may be linked to Golden Triangle

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:41
    MANILA, Philippines --- The almost P2 billion worth of "shabu" (crystal meth) recently seized in Cavite may have originated from the "Golden Triangle" in the border of Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino said on Monday. PDEA agents seized an estimated P1.9 billion worth of shabu from a warehouse in Tanza, Cavite following a buy-bust operation on Sunday, Feb. 3. Two Chinese nationals were killed in the bust. READ: 2 Chinese nationals killed in Cavite buy-bust According to Aquino, foreign drug syndicates are now avoiding smuggling illegal drugs through ports due to the intensified efforts...

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For millennials, cancers fueled by obesity are on rise, study says

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:40
Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society.
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US has been helping Philippines fight terrorism – Lorenzana

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:39
  MANILA, Philippines --- The United States has been working closely with the Philippines to combat terrorism, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday. "We got assistance from the Americans," he said at a forum in Camp Aguinaldo when asked if foreign countries had been helping the Philippines to fight terrorism. According to the Defense chief, the US has a team in Mindanao and it has been helping the Philippines even before the twin bombings in Jolo last week, the death of which has risen to 23 on Monday, with about a hundred wounded. "They helped us immediately, but they've been helping us track these terrorists even before the bombing," he said. Aside fro...

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Climate change will even change the color of the oceans

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:38
The ocean will not look the same color in the future. It won't turn pink or anything radically different; the change will be more apparent through optic sensors than though the human eye. But it serves as an early warning sign that global warming is significantly altering the planet's ecosystems, according to a new study.
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To live your best life, live the life you evolved for

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:37
When we have to give a talk to a group of people, we feel anxious and experience the bodily fear responses that do not make sense now: The system is not meant to function in this safe context.
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Super Bowl teaser: Superheroes steel themselves for action

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:37
Marvel Studios has released a new teaser for the fourth "Avengers" movie, which is due April 2019, with this latest preview having debuted during Feb. 2's Super Bowl LIII. Following the surprising click-of-the-fingers annihilation at the hands of purple superbeing Thanos in 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War", this next chapter sees surviving heroes attempting to deal with what has taken place. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iFq6IcAxBc Despite having suffered such a devastating blow, Captain America (Chris Evans) does not appear to be giving up. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Nebula (Karen Gillan),...

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LOOK: Child rights groups stage protest at Senate to oppose lowering MACR

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:33
  MANILA, Philippines --- Different child rights groups have staged a protest outside the Senate complex on Monday to oppose the proposed law that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) for minors.   Groups such as the Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDefend), the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of the Manila Priory and the Academic Community of St. Scholastica's College and other organizations flocked to the gates of the Senate complex as they urged lawmakers to halt the lowering of the MACR. "Nananawagan sa ating mga senador...

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Sotto: ‘Compromise’ on budget possible with new House leadership

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:28
MANILA, Philippines--- A "compromise" in the 2019 budget is still possible under the new leadership at the House of Representatives in July. Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III raised this scenario on Monday as the Senate and the House remain in a standoff on the budget. If the budget would not be passed before Congress adjourns this week, Sotto said the government would have to operate under a reenacted budget at least until July this year. "Magre-reenacted na ito kung hindi namin maipapasa by that time that Congress takes a break for the election period and therefore, pagbalik ng July na lang, dahil May and June, ganun pa rin yan, so pwede namang magre-enacted na yan unt...

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