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Estrada, Moreno working for smooth transition in Manila

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:32
MANILA, Philippines --- Both the outgoing and incoming mayors of Manila said on Monday they were working for a smooth transition of power. Incoming Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso paid a courtesy call on outgoing Mayor Joseph Estrada at the latter's office at the Manila City Hall past 2 p.m. This was the first time that Estrada and Domagoso met since the 2016 elections. While Estrada wished to have a smooth transfer of duties to Moreno, he also asked the public to unite despite differences in political affiliations. "We organized this turn-over ceremony to assure our people that the transition process in Manila will be smooth and respectful as it should be," Estrad...

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Bazaruto Archipelago: The Mozambique islands where horses play in the surf

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:29
Mozambique's coastline stretches about 2,470 kilometers along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and most of its beaches remain in pristine condition without hordes of tourists or tacky boardwalks.
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The world's most harrowing drives

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:28
Ready for a road trip you'll never forget? Set your sights on one of these adventurous stretches of highway that provide access to some of the most arresting scenery on the planet.
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Hontiveros: Energy chief’s remark on sinking of PH boat ‘insensitive’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:25
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Risa Hontiveros has slammed as "insensitive" Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi's remark dismissing as "unintentional" the ramming of a Filipino boat by a Chinese vessel at Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea.   The opposition legislator in a statement Monday said: "Secretary Alfonso Cusi's comments are the height of insensitivity to our poor fisherfolk, ignorance of facts and even bordering on the treacherous."   After inspecting the damage on the Filipino fishing boat in Occidental Mindor, Cusi was reported to have said that the wreckage could have been more severe if the ramming was intentional. The F/B Gem-Vir 1 was damaged at...

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George Clooney scammers arrested in Thailand

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:08
A couple dubbed the "Italian Bonnie and Clyde" who impersonated the US actor George Clooney to sell their clothing line have been arrested in Thailand.
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Who is new US Open champion Gary Woodland?

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:04
He dreamed of starring in the NBA, but in Gary Woodland's first college game on a basketball scholarship, he realized he needed a plan B.
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Go: Recto Bank incident should discussed diplomatically

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:01
MANILA, Philippines --- The ramming of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel at Recto Bank needs to be discussed by the Philippines and China in a "diplomatic manner," incoming Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go said Monday. "Should there be findings that there was a deliberate act to harm the Filipino fishing boat, the perpetrators should be made to answer," Go said in a statement. READ: China fishing vessel sinks Filipino boat after 'collision' in West Philippine Sea Go said the government's stand was to "diplomatically work" with the Chinese government to investigate the matter "fairly," to "impose certain measures," and to "impose sanctions" against those responsible. A...

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Northern Mindanao’s 6th most wanted killed by police

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:01
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---Police on Monday said they killed Northern Mindanao's sixth most wanted man during an operation at the village of Vicente, Baungon town, Bukidnon province. The Northern Mindanao police said Dencio Lundahan, who heads a crime group named after him, was engaged in extortion, armed robbery, assassinations and other crimes in northern Bukidnon, mainly in Baungon and towns near it. The regional police also claimed Lundahan had ties with New People's Army but this could not be independently confirmed. Police Brig. Gen. Rafael Santiago, regional police chief, said Lundahan was subject of several arrest warrants for multiple murder and other serious crimes. ...

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Huawei founder says revenue will be billions below forecast

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:54
SHENZHEN, China --- Huawei's founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant's revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years, as he compared the company to a "badly damaged plane" as a result of US government actions against it. "We never thought that the US's determination to attack Huawei would be so strong, so firm," Ren Zhengfei, who is also the CEO, said during a panel discussion at company headquarters in Shenzhen. Ren said Huawei will reduce capacity and expects revenues of about $100 billion annually for the next two years, compared to $105 billion in 2018. In February, he said the company was targeting $125 billion in 2019. Huawei's overs...

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Angelie Sabanal gains lessons from early loss in Shanghai

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:46
MANILA, Philippines---Experience is the best teacher and Angelie Sabanal was reminded about on Saturday in her match against Itsuki Hirata of Japan in ONE: Legendary Quest in Shanghai, China. Sabanal came in prepared and yet she wasn't ready for what Hirata had to offer as she suffered a first-round loss by submission. "When I climbed the ring, of course, there are nerves but I got over it," Sabanal said. "We prepared hard this match, but you know, it's different in there. I still followed our gameplan, but of course, our opponent was that strong." The Cagayan de Oro native found herself caught in a tight Americana lock that gave him no choice but to tap out at the 2:59 m...

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30 dead in triple suicide bomb blasts in Nigeria

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:41
Three suicide bombers, two girls and a boy, killed 30 people and injured 39 others when they detonated explosives in Nigeria's northeast, emergency response officials said on Monday.
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Duterte breaks silence on sinking of PH boat: ‘It’s a little maritime accident’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:38
SANGLEY POINT, Cavite --- President Rodrigo Duterte broke his silence on the sinking of a Filipino boat by a Chinese vessel at Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea and called it a "little maritime accident." Duterte said politicians are just making the situation worse. "Huwag kayong maniwala sa mga politiko na bobo (Don't believe stupid politicians)," he said. The President said the public should wait and listen to China's side. "The only [thing] we can do is to wait. And give the other party (China) the right to be heard," he said. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana earlier said that a Chinese vessel rammed a Filipino boat at Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea and aba...

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Duterte to appoint Nolcom’s Salamat as next MWSS chief

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:27
SANGLEY POINT, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint Lieutenant General Emmanuel Salamat, chief of the military's Northern Luzon Command, asthe next Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS)head. Duterte disclosed about this impending appointment of Salamat in his speech during the 121st Philippine Navy Anniversary here. Salamat is set to retire on July 15. He will replace retired general Ricardo Morales as MWSS administrator.(Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)...

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Car-carrier ship catches fire near Recto Bank – PCG

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:11
MANILA, Philippines --- A car-carrier vessel has caught fire near Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Monday. PCG Spokesperson Capt. Armand Balilo said MV Diamond Highway came from Singapore and was bound for Batangas when they received report Saturday night that the vessel was "in distress." PCG immediately deployed BRP Cabra to the area. BRP Cabra on Monday morning reported that smoke was coming out from the vessel and eventually commenced "firefighting" operation, according to a PCG incident report. "Nung una, vicinity ng Recto Bank ang timbre samen. Pero later on hinanap namin siya malayo na siya sa Recto Bank. Nag-drift siya k...

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Beijing says it will ‘firmly support’ Hong Kong leader Lam

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:55
BEIJING, China --- Beijing reiterated its backing of Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Monday after a massive demonstration demanding her resignation over a controversial extradition bill. Protest organizers said some 2 million people choked Hong Kong's streets on Sunday --- despite Lam's decision to indefinitely suspend passage of the bill a day earlier. Critics fear the Beijing-backed law will entangle people in China's notoriously opaque and politicised courts and damage the city's reputation as a safe business hub. Although Lam offered a rare concession on Saturday, she stopped short of committing to permanently scrapping the unpopular law. Her gesture was sw...

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CHR: Gov’t should protect all regardless of political ties

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:53
MANILA, Philippines -- Reacting to the recent killing of three activists in the Bicol Region, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the government on Monday to protect the rights of everyone regardless of their political affiliation. Lawyer Jacqueline de Guia, CHR spokesperson, said the membership of slain activists Ryan Hubilla and Nelly Bagalasa in Karapatan and Neptali Morada in Bayan Muna should not have played a part in safeguarding their right to life. "Regardless of their affiliation, as Filipinos and human beings, the victims' rights especially their primordial right to life must be protected by the government. We cannot stress enough that swift justice need to be ...

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Lufthansa hit hard by low cost rivals

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:42
Lufthansa's stock plummeted Monday after the German carrier warned that intense competition from low-cost European rivals was hurting its bottom line.
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Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:40
  TOKYO --- Japan is protesting what is said was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it lodged a protest with Beijing after a Chinese maritime research ship was seen dropping a wire-like object into the water off the northwestern coast of Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands on Sunday. China also claims the islands, which it calls Diaoyu. The ministry said Monday it urged China to immediately stop the survey. Also Monday, Japan's coast guard said four Chinese patrol ships violated Japanese territorial waters off Senkaku. Japan's Defense Ministry said a Chinese frig...

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Piñol tasked to lead gov’t team assisting fishermen in Recto bank incident

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:38
MANILA, Philippines --- The Duterte Cabinet has designated Agriculture Secretary Manny Piol to lead the government team assisting the 22 Filipino fishermen involved in the West Philippine Sea incident. The decision was reached during a joint Cabinet cluster meeting between the Economic Development and Security, Justice, and Peace clusters on Monday afternoon, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, who has been assigned to handle the affairs of the Mimaropa Region, was named co-lead of the government initiative. He is a native of Oriental Mindoro, where the fishermen are based. "Sec. Piol has been directed to tap all available government resources -...

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