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Slain La Union mayor not in narco-list — PNP

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:16
    Slain Supiden, La Union Mayor Alexander Buquing was not in the government's narco-list, Philippine National Police (PNP) Spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. said on Tuesday.   Buquing was killed in an ambush along with PO2 Rolando Juanbe and driver Boni Depdepen Monday night. His wife Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing was wounded in the shooting.   "Definitely wala siya sa narco-list based sa report na sinubmit ng PRO1 (Police Regional Office 1) (Definitely he is not in the narco-list based on the report submitted by PRO1)," Durana said in a press briefing.   READ: La Union town mayor, along with driver and cop, killed in ambush...

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Bam Aquino wants Senate to probe killings of local gov’t execs

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:15
      Following the killings of several local government officials, Senator Bam Aquino urged the Senate to conduct an investigation into the recent attacks against several mayors and vice mayors in different part of the country. "Manindigan na tayo laban sa kultura ng karahasan sa ating bayan. Pamilyang Pilipino ang naiiwan at nasasaktan sa alitan at patayan," the senator said. (Let's stood up against the culture of violence in our country. Filipino families are being left hurt in this conflict and killings.) "Hindi sagot ang mala-martial law na patayan at intimidasyon sa mga problema ng bayan," he added. (Martial law-like killings and intimidation...

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Typhoon ‘Queenie’ slightly intensifies as it sweeps into PAR

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:05
Typhoon "Queenie" on Tuesday continued to gather strength as it moves in its west-northwest track.   In its 11 a.m. weather update, Pagasa said Queenie packs a maximum sustained winds of 200 kilometers per hour (kph) with gustiness up to 245 kph.   The typhoon was last spotted at 1,130 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan at 10 a.m. Tuesday, moving in a west-northwest direction with a speed of 20 kph.   Pagasa said that even though the typhoon is not expected to make landfall in the country, its trough or extension is expected bring light to moderate rains in the eastern part of the country.   Strong to gale force winds are expec...

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Jodi Sta. Maria imparts life lessons she learned from making pottery

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:01
While the spotlight is a comfortable place to be in for celebrities, nothing beats the comfort of their favorite activities. For Jodi Sta. Maria, she found solace in the art of making pottery. Sta. Maria took to Instagram to talk about her experience in making ceramics. Uploading photos of herself immersed in the activity, as well as photos of her creations, she outlined the valuable insights she got from the craft. "I first tried pottery back in 2015 when I did a role for a teleserye," wrote Sta. Mariayesterday, Oct. 1. "I found the activity relaxing, metaphorical, and very spiritual." https://www.instagram.com/p/BoYn9jcnBgR/?taken-by=jodistamaria Because she enjoyed cra...

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City, provincial buses appeal for fare hike

GMA Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:01
City and provincial bus operators have appealed for a fare increase in light of the continuous oil price hike.
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House panel forms TWG to harmonize bills on tax rates of alcoholic drinks

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:59
        The House of Representatives panel on Tuesday approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) to harmonize the two bills seeking to increase and restructure the excise tax rates on alcoholic beverages. At the fourth hearing of the ways and means committee, AAMBIS-OWA Rep. Sharon Garin moved for the creation of a TWG to reconcile House Bill (HB) Nos. 8286 and 4839. The panel consequently approved it without objections. The two bills seek to amend Sections 141, 142 and 143 of Republic Act No. 8424, otherwise known as the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997. HB 4839, principally-authored by Garin, seeks to increase the tax excise ...

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World Bank releases $496M for PHL assistance in wake of Ompong

GMA Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:53
The World Bank said Tuesday it has released $496.25 million to support the Philippine government in its efforts to hasten the recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction in areas hammered by Typhoon Ompong last month.  
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Slain La Union mayor was 11th killed under Duterte admin — PNP

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:46
        Mayor Alexander Buquing of Sudipen, La Union was the 11th local chief executive to be killed under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. said.   Buquing was killed in an ambush with PO2 Rolando Juanbe and his driver Boni Depdepen Monday night. Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing, the mayor's wife, was also wounded in the shooting.   READ: La Union town mayor, along with driver and cop, killed in ambush   "So far nakikita natin that this is the 11th mayor," Durana said in a press briefing, while also noting that six vice mayors w...

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Military clears LP, Magdalo in alleged oust-Duterte plot

GMA Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:40
The military has cleared the opposition groups Liberal Party and Magdalo in the alleged Red October scheme which supposedly aims to oust President Rodrigo Duterte from power.  
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Kim Kardashian ’embarrassed’ by Kanye West’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ rant—report

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:37
Kanye West's spontaneous rant on "Saturday Night Live" last Sept. 27 may not have made it to the airwaves, but it still left wife Kim Kardashian supposedly embarrassed. The backlash from his statements was "embarrassing for her and her family, but she will never say that," a source said, according to People. However, Kardashian reportedly will still stand by her husband and believes he is entitled to his own opinion. The rapper took the mic after SNL host Adam Driver signed off. West claimed that he was told not to wear his red "Make America Great Again" hat onstage. "You see they laughing at me. You heard 'em, they scream at me, they bully me. They bullied me backstage, they sai...

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World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:37
Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete the interiors, in anticipation of the public opening in Spring 2019.
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