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Financial literacy should be taught to SHS students — Gatchalian

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:58
MANILA, Philippines - Financial literacy should be included in the curriculum of senior high school students (SHS) to educate the youth against investment schemes early, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Monday. Gatchalian said this amid the massive Ponzi scheme allegedly perpetrated by the Surigao del Sur-based religious corporation Kapa-Community Ministry International Inc. (Kapa). READ: Kapa is poor's ticket to good life--members "I think pwede nating umpisahang pag-usapan ito sa high school dahil karamihan ng mga high school, especially in our system, magta-trabaho na yan," Gatchalian told reporters in an interview at the Senate. "Elementary might be too young, dahil ba...

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‘Men in Black’ leads box office but fails to wow critics

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:55
"Men in Black: International" led North American box offices over the weekend, but the new sci-fi comedy was not as far into the black as Sony would have liked, taking in an estimated $28.5 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported. In this spinoff to the three earlier "Men in Black" installments, the roles of black-suited alien-fighters pass from their originators, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, to the younger Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson also star. Critics liked the chemistry of the two leads but gave the movie a lukewarm rating of only 24 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Its box-office take for the three-day weekend fel...

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Carrie Lam was supposed to unite. Instead, she brought chaos

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:54
When former civil servant Carrie Lam became Hong Kong's Chief Executive in 2017, she promised to unite the city of 7 million and "re-ignite hope for the next generation."
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Chinese woman stomps on sea turtle nest, gets arrested

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:53
A woman was arrested for jabbing at and stomping on a sea turtle's nest that was in a protected area along Miami Beach in Florida, United States. Officers and bystanders saw Yaqun Li with a wooden stake in her hand "jabbing at the sea turtle nest and stomping all over the nest with her bare feet" on Saturday, June 15 as reported by Miami Herald on the same day. The nest was reportedly in a closed-off area along the beach that was blocked off with yellow tape, sticks and a "Do Not Disturb" sign to keep the public away from the turtles' nesting area. Following the incident, the 41-year-old was charged for harassing marine turtles or their eggs. Sea turtles are federally protec...

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BREAKING: Palace to summon Chinese envoy over boat sinking

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:44
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang will summon Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua to the Palace over the sinking of a Filipino boat at Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea, INQUIRER.net has learned. The source said the joint meeting of the Security, Justice and Peace Cabinet Cluster and Economic Development Cab Cluster has already finished, and summoning Zhao to the Palace was agreed upon during the meeting. (Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)...

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Prince Harry, Meghan release Father’s Day photo of baby Archie

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:44
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father's Day. The sepia-toned photo, posted Sunday on the royal couple's Instagram feed, shows the baby cradled in Harry's arms and clutching his father's finger. The post is captioned: "Happy Father's Day! And wishing a very special first Father's Day to The Duke of Sussex." The couple posted a picture of the baby's feet when Mother's Day was celebrated in the United States last month to mark Meghan's first as a mom. The baby hadn't yet been born when the U.K. had its Mother's Day this year. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6 and is seventh i...

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Sandiganbayan warns Misuari to comply with travel conditions or face sanctions

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:42
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has warned Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari against violating the terms of his travel bond again after he failed to show up in court after a recent 23-day trip to the Middle East. In a resolution dated May 22, the Sandiganbayan's Third Division, however, denied the prosecution's motion to arrest Misuari for not appearing before the court five days after arriving in the Philippines. The court also rejected a request to forfeit the bail and travel bonds he posted for his temporary liberty and travel. He traveled to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Morocco from February 26 to March 20, ...

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Drug suspect slain in Olongapo buy-bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:39
OLONGAPO CITY - A drug suspect was killed during a buy-bust operation here on Monday, police said. Police Maj. Gerald Glodo Fernandez, Police Station 3 commander, said an unidentified man was shot dead after engaging police officers in a gunfight in Barangay East Tapinac at about 4:30 a.m. Investigators said the armed suspect sensed that he was selling a sachet of suspected shabu (crystal methamphetamine) to a police undercover agent that led to a shootout. The suspect, who sustained gunshot wounds to his head and body, died on the spot. Another drug suspect identified as Joven Dela Fuente, 19, managed to escape during the operation....

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Huawei: US ban will cost us $30 billion

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:36
The founder and CEO of Chinese tech giant Huawei said the company will miss revenue forecasts by about $30 billion over the next couple of years and he blamed a US campaign against its business.
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US publisher delays Naomi Wolf book over accuracy issues

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:33
The US publisher of feminist author Naomi Wolf's latest book "Outrages", about the persecution of gay men in 19th century Britain, has delayed its release amid questions about her research. The book has already been released in Britain, and was expected to hit US bookshelves on Tuesday. But one of her points --- that two males were executed for sodomy in 1859 and 1860 --- was incorrect, because she misunderstood part of the Proceedings of the Old Bailey, a book based on official records. A BBC interviewer called her out on air over the apparent mistakes, and Wolf says she "made necessary changes immediately" to her manuscript. But Houghton Mifflin Harcourt never...

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Graduation party shooting: 1 dead, 7 hurt

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:28
Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at a graduation party in Philadelphia Sunday night.
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Inday Sara denies asking dad for Quiboloy’s SUV gift

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:26
MANILA, Philippines --- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday contradicted her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, who said she wanted to keep an SUV given to him as gift by Pastor Apollo Quiboloy. In 2016, then Davao City mayor and presidential candidate Duterte said he had three properties at Woodridge Park, Ma-a, in Davao City given to him by Quiboloy. He also said the religious leader had also given him a Nissan Safari and Ford Expedition. However, Duterte claimed he tried to return the Ford Expedition to the pastor but his daughter Sara, he said, insisted on keeping it. READ:Duterte admits receiving gifts from Quiboloy "(I said) 'Pastor, iyo na 'yan'," Duterte sa...

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Xi gets Russian ice cream from Putin

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:26
Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday Saturday alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, who surprised him with ice cream, the Kremlin said in a statement.
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Gov’t urged: Give OFWs a break, put moratorium on SSS, PhilHealth premium hikes

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:20
  MANILA, Philippines --- A non-government organization (NGO) on labor migration called for the moratorium on all premium hikes to be collected from Filipino migrant workers as it warned that this would likely push workers away from seeking employment legally. "The outlook for our overseas workers is not at its brightest, with tensions rising throughout the Middle East and ongoing protests in Hong Kong over a hotly contested legislation, among other challenges," Susan Ople, former labor undersecretary and head of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, said in a joint press conference in Manila on Monday. "Any imposition of additional financial burdens would push our workers aw...

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Gatchalian sees swift passage of ROTC bill in 18th Congress

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:17
MANILA, Philippines --- The bill seeking to make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) mandatory could be passed much faster in the next Congress, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Monday. Gatchalian said President Rodrigo Duterte's certification of the Senate Bill No. 2232 as urgent will pave the way for its quick passage in the 18th Congress. READ: BREAK: Duterte certifies mandatory ROTC bill as urgent "Yan ay nangangahulugan na gusto ng presidente at parte ito ng kanyang polisiya at ang Senado ay bibigyan yan ng pahalaga (That means the President wants it and it is part of his policies so the Senate will prioritize it)," Gatchalian told reporters in an interview at the Se...

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Recto Bank incident violation of UNCLOS? Still premature to tell – Palace

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:03
MANILA, Philippines --- It is "premature" to say that the ramming of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Malacaang said Monday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo issued the statement after Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said what happened at Recto (Reed) Bank was a "clear violation" of UNCLOS as it demonstrates China's failure to prevent its fishing vessels from fishing within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ). READ:Carpio sees Sino militia at work, urges 'strong signal' to China "Premature! Premature pa nga kasi hindi pa natin alam ang facts," ...

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Filipino baking program helping wounded, retiring soldiers bags award in Canada

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:01
MANILA, Philippines --- A Filipino baking program which seeks to empower wounded and retiring soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received an award at the 2019 International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) Gold Quill Awards in Vancouver, Canada. The "Noble Bakers: Bakery Management Training and Equipment Donation" program of the Aboitiz Group was one of the 86 entries from all over the world that was awarded the Gold Quill Award of Excellence last June 11. Under the program, wounded and retiring soldiers of the AFP are empowered by providing them with a financially-sustainable bakery business, equipping them with the skills to run it profitably. ...

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2 Chinese, 2 Filipinos held for purchase of endangered tree pieces

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:50
  ORMOC CITY---Two Chinese nationals and two Filipinos were arrested for allegedly buying pieces of agar, an endangered tree species around 9 p.m. on Sunday (June 16) at the village of Burabod-an, Abuyog town in Leyte province. Police Capt. Ronald Espina, chief of the Abuyog police, identified the suspects as Shiseng Chen, 34; Jiancong Zhu, 33; Leo Lim, 36; and Grace Ann Austria, 34. (Editor: Tony Bergonia)...

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What it takes to be an astronaut

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:48
During the 1966 Gemini 8 mission, commanded by astronaut Neil Armstrong, an error caused the spacecraft to spin so violently that his and astronaut David Scott's vision blurred.
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Albayalde questions identities of slain rights defenders

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:45
MANILA, Philippines --- Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde raised doubts Monday on the identities of three individuals killed in Sorsogon province and Camarines Sur, saying that rights group Karapatan and militant group Bayan might be taking advantage of the situation to put the blame to state forces.   "Of course we also have to establish kung talagang member 'yan. Who knows? Baka mamaya tine-take advantage lang din nila 'yan. They are saying na ito ay member. You know, these people, they take advantage of almost everything. Kaya kailangan nila i-prove kung talagang member nila yan," he said in a press briefing.   (Of course we also have to establish if they are reall...

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