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India's 'moon vehicle' enters lunar orbit

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:29
India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday in a small but important step on its journey towards the moon.
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Me, just speculating? ‘Amusing’, ‘doesn’t affect me’ – Panelo

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:29
MANILA, Philippines --- Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo downplayed as "amusing" the Inquirer column that described him as the official who "speculates" and "answers with generalities." In his column published Tuesday, Inquirer columnist John Nery showed how Panelo often speculates during press briefings when asked about the position of President Rodrigo Duterte on certain issues. Nery said Panelo "does not in fact know what the President is thinking or he has not consulted the President. He is merely anticipating what the President would say: in other words, he speculates." Sought for comment, Panelo, who is also President Rodrigo Duterte's chief legal counsel, said: "I am t...

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For its 100th show, ONE to feature 2 full fight cards in ‘Century’ event in Japan

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:29
MANILA, Philippines--ONE Championship held its biggest event in its inaugural show in Japan last April, and it's only fitting that the Home of Martial Arts will be back in the Japanese capital for its 100th show at a grander scale. There will be two full fight cards on the same day featuring one world title fight on top of another in ONE: Century on October 13 at the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. "To celebrate our historic 100th show, I am thrilled to announce that ONE: CENTURY on 13 October in Tokyo will feature two full-scale World Championship events (of 11 fights on each card) on the same day with World Championship title fights, World Grand Prix Championship title f...

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Juventus manager diagnosed with pneumonia, in doubt for season opener

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:28
Newly appointed Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is likely to miss the Serie A champion's opening game of the season.
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‘Relic of Cold War era’: Marcos rejects revival of anti-subversion law

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:27
    MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Imee Marcos on Tuesday rejected the proposed revival of the anti-subversion law, saying that the law is "a relic of the Cold War era." "It is not ideology but criminal acts that should be punished," Marcos said in a statement. Marcos made the remark following Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao's proposal for the law to be restored amid reports of missing students after being allegedly recruited by leftist groups. The senator explained that instead of reviving the law, "updating and upgrading the country's anti-terrorism law" would provide a "stronger legal instrument than the Anti-Subversion Act of 1957 to punish crimes committe...

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DBM transmits 2020 national budget plan to Senate

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:18
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate on Tuesday received copies of the 2020 National Expenditure Program (NEP) from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). A photo shared by Senator Sonny Angara's office showed Acting Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado handing over copies of the proposed 4.1 trillion national budget plan. Aside from Angara, who chairs the Senate finance committee, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senator Panfilo Lacson were also present to receive the copies. Earlier this month, Angara predicted a "tough and thorough" scrutiny of the proposed 2020 budget. "In my seven years...

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‘Fortress vs dengue:’ Gordon wants PH research on mosquito-borne disease

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:13
                MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Richard Gordon believes the Philippines could become a "fortress against dengue" should extensive research on the mosquito-borne disease be conducted in the country.   "Why can't this small country with so many doctors...why can we not use our doctors to examine kung ano ang impact nito at para magkaroon tayo ng panlaban sa dengue. We should be the dengue research capital of the world," Gordon said when he delivered his privilege speech at the Senate session on Tuesday.   "We're facing a crisis, but I believe we have an opportunity before us to become ...

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A father walked into a sheriff's office and reportedly told a dispatcher he killed someone. The victim was his daughter

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:11
A North Carolina father walked into the Union County Sheriff's Office Sunday and told the dispatcher that he had killed someone, the sheriff's office said.
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NBA star Stephen Curry finances college golf team for six years

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:08
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors said Monday he will support the creation of Howard University's first top-level golf program for the next six years. Curry, a six-time NBA All-Star guard and avid golfer, was inspired to make the contribution by Otis Ferguson IV, a senior at the Washington DC university who Curry met during a campus visit earlier this year. Ferguson had been campaigning to establish a golf team at Howard. He found a backer in Curry, who decided to establish men's and women's golf at the historically black college. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Curry also persuaded golf equipment manufacturer Callaway to promise equipment ...

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Know your next chief justice: Four candidates vie for SC top post

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:08
        MANILA, Philippines--Who will be the next Chief Justice? So far, there are four Supreme Court justices vying for the top position that will become vacant upon the retirement of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Oct. 18.   Associate Justice Diosdado M. Peralta   Born: March 27, 1952 Appointed: Jan. 14, 2009 Retirement: March 27, 2022 A former Sandiganbayan AssociateJustice, Peralta was part of the division that convicted former President Joseph Estrada of plunder.   He rose from the ranks starting as assistant prosecutor in Laoag City and Manila. Peralta then became a Regional Trial Court Judge in Quez...

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Only 12 of PH towns, cities have complied with local speed limit

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:04
CEBU CITY ---- Only 12 out of the thousands of cities and municipalities in the Philippines complied with a national government memorandum to enact local speed limit ordinances in their areas of jurisdiction, a non-government organization said. Rochel Bartolay, communications officer of road safety advocate ImagineLaw, said road crash incidents continued to rise and many of these were blamed on speeding vehicles which may be prevented if speed limits were imposed locally. The Joint Memorandum Circular dated January 17, 2018, issued by the Department of Transportation, Department of Interior and Local Government, and the Department of Public Works and Highways want all LGUs to adopt...

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Biden regains double-digit lead over 2020 Dem field

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:00
Joe Biden has expanded his edge over the Democratic field in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with 29% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters saying they back the former vice president.
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PNP to probe liability of security firm after guards were disarmed by NPA

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:59
        MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will investigate the possible lapses of a security agency whose guards were disarmed by combatants from the New People's Army (NPA) at a power plant in Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental on Monday.   PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde ordered Brig. Gen. Roberto Fajardo, acting director of the PNP Civil Security Group, to initiate an investigation into the incident where security guards from AY 76 Security Agency were disarmed by communist rebels at the Minergy Power Corporation.   "The investigation seeks to look into possible administrative and operational lapses by ...

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Maja says rift with Kim settled even while she was dating Gerald

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:56
MANILA, Philippines --- Actress Maja Salvador ended speculations hounding her friendship with Kim Chiu, saying it was restored even while she was still dating actor Gerald Anderson. "Kami po ni Kim, ang tagal na po naming okay. Sobrang tagal na. Naging okay kami ni Kim, kami pa ni Gerald non," Salvador said in an interview with "Tonight With Boy Abunda" aired Monday. Salvador thinks they both had a mutual choice not to announce via social media how they reconciled. "I think parehas namin choice na hindi i-announce o i-post sa social media kung ano man 'yung mga napagusapan namin or bakit kami naging okay," Salvador said. "We need to save our friendship. Para ma-save 'yun, kailang...

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SBMA releases P203M revenue shares to neighboring towns, city

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:55
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ---- The neighboring towns and cities of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) on Monday received a total of P203.14 million revenue shares from the agency for the first half of 2019. SBMA Chair and Administrator Wilma Eisma released the individual checks for the seven municipalities and a city adjacent to this economic zone during a meeting with the mayors. The biggest shares went to Olongapo City with P47.24 million, followed by Subic with P31.05 million; San Marcelino, P26.34 million; Dinalupihan, P25.26 million; Hermosa, P21.15 million; Castillejos, P19.01 million; Morong, P17.65 million; and San Antonio, P17.41 million. Records show that the SBM...

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Ombudsman suspends local DENR, PCSO execs accused of grave misconduct

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:50
  MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has preventively suspended three local Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) officials in Iloilo and a Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) official in Pangasinan who are facing grave misconduct complaints.   Aside from grave misconduct, Community Officers Bernabe Garnace and Salvador Manglilong Jr. of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Roxas City and Miag-ao, Iloilo respectively; Municipal Officer Francisco Gallego Jr. of Tubungan in Iloilo were also accused of committing gross neglect of duty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.   ...

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Lakers eyeing Dwight Howard with Joakim Noah also available

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:48
Dwight Howard has been given permission by the Memphis Grizzlies to talk with the Los Angeles Lakers, who are seeking a center after a knee injury to DeMarcus Cousins, according to reports. ESPN, USA Today and sports website The Athletic say the Grizzlies have approved talks between the Lakers and Howard, who led the NBA in rebounds when he played for the Lakers in the 2012-13 season. Cousins suffered a knee injury that will likely sideline him for the entire 2019-20 campaign, leaving LeBron James's club searching for strength in the middle, with JaVale McGee the team's lone center. While Lakers newcomer Anthony Davis could shift from power forward to center, he's more likel...

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Dyson’s Pure Cool Me Personal Purifying Fan is a Breath of Fresh Air Amidst Pollution

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:45
In 1978, the song "Masdan Mo Ang Kapaligiran" by the band Asin played on radio stations across the country, arguably the first Tagalog song to tackle the subject of ecological destruction: Wala ka bang napapansin sa iyong mga kapaligiran?/ Kay dumi na ng hangin/ Pati na ang mga ilog natin (Do you notice your environment?/ The air is polluted/ As well as the rivers). The song's message remains relevant today, as we're still dealing with the same environmental issues, particularly air pollution---now considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the main cause of 7 million premature deaths annually. The latest data on air pollution in the country is alarming. A WHO report rec...

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‘All gender restrooms’ being set up in seaport terminals — PPA

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:44
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Tuesday said it is setting up "all gender restrooms" in its seaport terminals and offices in the country in a move to promote gender inclusivity.   PPA General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago said the "all gender restrooms" in its seaports and offices will be completed not later than the end of August.   "The plan is to incorporate the gender-neutral restrooms to the existing facilities dedicated to differently-abled persons." Santiago said in a statement.   "The facility, which can accommodate one person at a time, can be used by anyone, regardless of gender... PPA recognizes the ne...

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South Korean becomes first deaf player to win ATP Tour match

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:43
As a child, people used to make fun of Duckhee Lee, telling him he should not be playing tennis.
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