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Comelec hears petition to cancel COCs of Cayetanos

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 20:03
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) heard on Monday the petition to cancel the candidacies of former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and his wife, incumbent Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano,in the May 2019 elections. Lawyer Emil Maraon III, counsel for petitioner Leonides Buac Jr. of Signal Village in Taguig, argued before the Second Commission of the Comelec the couple had issues in their residences as stated under their certificates of candidacy (COC) Present during the hearing were Commissioners Luie Tito Guia, Socorro Inting, and Antonio Kho Jr. According to Maraon, it seems husband and wife were not sure when they transferred to Two Ser...

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EU countries step up pressure on Venezuela’s defiant Maduro

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:59
          LISBON, Portugal (AP) --- A key group of European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and let the country hold a new presidential election. Maduro, for his part, stood defiant and accused the United States of preparing a coup in the South American country. Spain, Germany, France and Britain delivered diplomatic blows to Maduro's rule by publicly supporting Guaido after giving Maduro a Sunday deadline to call a presidential election, which he didn't heed. Sweden, Denmark, Austria, the Net...

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UAE gives pope pomp-filled welcome ceremony at visit’s start

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:51
      ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirate --- Pope Francis received a grandiose, pomp-filled welcome on Monday as he opened his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with a meeting with Emirati leaders ahead of an address to faith leaders gathered in a Muslim region known for its restrictions on religious freedom. Francis arrived at the Abu Dhabi presidential palace in a simple Kia hatchback, but was greeted with an artillery salute and military flyover by a country now at war. Even for a nation known for its excesses, the Emiratis' red-carpet welcome was remarkable for a pope who prides himself on simplicity. It featured horse-mounted guards escorting the ...

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Former BI exec Argosino claims he was tricked into detention

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:39
MANILA, Philippines --- Former Immigration Deputy Commissioner Al Argosino claimed on Monday that he was tricked into detention after officials from the Sandiganbayan Sixth Division allegedly made it appear that he could post bail. The former Bureau of Immigration (BI) official, who was allegedly involved in the bribery of Chinese gaming tycoon Jack Lam, said in a motion filed on Monday that he visited the Sixth Division last April 10, 2018 to check on the status of cases filed against him. He said that Sixth Division Clerk of Court lawyer Ruth Ferrer relayed to him and his co-accused, fellow former Deputy Commissioner Michael Robles, the assurance given by Chairperson Associate Ju...

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Murang Kuryente bill gets House nod on final reading

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:39
MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives on Monday gave its green light to a bill that seeks to tap P123 billion from the Malampaya fund to pay the debts of the National Power Corporation (NPC) that is now being charged to consumers' monthly electricity bill. House Bill No. 8869 or the "Murang Kuryente Act" was approved on third and final reading by a vote of 171-6. The bill seeks to use the Malampaya Fund subsidy for the NPC 's stranded debts and stranded contract costs of electricity. 1-CARE Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta, one of the principal authors, said there could be a 57-centavo kilowatt-hour cut in electricity billings when the House version of the Malampaya s...

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Nintendo Switch: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ enters top 3 games

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:35
December 2018's multiplayer action game "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" has become one of the Nintendo Switch's bestsellers within a month of release. With 12.08 million copies sent to retailers worldwide, atypical fighting game "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" is the Nintendo Switch's third best-selling game, after racing game "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" (15.02 million copies), and action adventure "Super Mario Odyssey" (13.76 million). It's the "fastest start for any game on any Nintendo home console ever," the president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa, noted during a Feb. 1 financial results meeting, a record that takes advantage of the Switch's dual status as a hybrid portable and home c...

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Indian billionaire turns to bankruptcy court after losing 4G price war with his brother

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:34
One of India's richest men has turned to a bankruptcy court for help as he battles to save his company after losing a brutal price war with his older brother.
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How James Bond's Q branch is helping Britain become alpine sports force

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:34
A fibre-glass mannequin stands strapped into a pair of ski boots angled at 45 degrees and somewhat bizarrely spray painted in pink.
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‘Murang Kuryente’, 4Ps, 2 other bills get Senate approval

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 19:28
  MANILA, Philippines - The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure aimed at reducing the cost of electricity, and three other bills, including one that will institutionalizethe Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino (4Ps) program. Senate Bill (SB) 1950 or the Murang Kuryente Bill, once enacted into law, will source the government shares from the Malampaya fund to pay the debts of the National Power Corporation (NPC) that is now being charged to consumers' monthly electricity bill. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Energy, said tapping the said funds from the Malampaya natural gas project could save consumers more than P0.8474 pe...

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