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Palace: ‘We can never be slaves to anyone’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:38
  MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang has denied the country is a slave to China, asserting that "we can never be slaves to anyone." Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who also serves as chief legal counsel of President Rodrigo Duterte, even reiterated that Philippine sovereignty is "non-negotiable." "We can never be slaves to anyone,"Panelo said in a Palace briefing, as his comment was sought on the statement of Felix dela Torre, owner of the sunken F/B Gem-Vi 1, which was reportedly rammed and abandoned by a Chinese vessel last June 9 at Recto (Reed) Bank. Dela Torre earlier said he feels that Filipinos have become slaves and lost their rights over their terr...

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‘Chinese have no business fishing’ in the Philippines’ EEZ, says ex- SolGen

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:35
MANILA, Philippines --- The Chinese "have no business" fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay made this assertion Monday, following the reported incident involving a Chinese vessel ramming an anchored Filipino boat at Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea and abandoning the 22 Filipino fishermen there last June 9. READ: China fishing vessel sinks Filipino boat after 'collision' in West Philippine Sea The gas-rich Recto Bank is within the Philippines' EEZ. "The incident happened in Reed Bank. Reed Bank is a fully-submerged area and based on the decision in Philippines versus China, which we won, there are no overla...

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Trump may raise Hong Kong protests with Xi as city remains a thorn in Beijing's side

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:28
Hong Kong has once again burnished its reputation as a thorn in the side of the Chinese Communist Party and its leader, President Xi Jinping, after protesters swarmed the city's streets for the third time in one week.
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Live on the Net: Bella Thorne posts nudes, thwarts hacker’s blackmail plans

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:25
Actress, influencer, and author Bella Thorne manifested some major BDE recently. She dropped her nudes on her social media channels after a hacker got them from her phone and tried to blackmail her with them. Trying to shame Thorne using pics of her body? The hacker probably doesn't know who he's dealing with. This is the girl who starred in a music video called "Hefner" with former flame and problematic YouTube star Tana Mongeau. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvGur0cF414 Thorne posted on her Twitter a note about her decision: "For too long I let a man take advantage of me over and over and I'm f*cking sick of it, I'm putting this out because it's my decision now. You don't ge...

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Lena Headey admits wanting ‘better death’ for Cersei Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:23
British actress Lena Headey confessed that she wanted "a better death" for her "Game of Thrones" character Cersei Lannister. In an exclusive interview with The Guardian on June 16, the actress opened up about her character's fate in the show's final season. "I will say I wanted a better death," Headey admitted in the report. "Obviously you dream of your death. You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted." Cersei met her demise when she was crushed by the falling debris of the Red Keep castle with Jaime Lannister, who was her brother and lover, in the fifth episode of the show's finale. "But I just think they couldn't have pleased everyone. No matter wha...

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Rat infestation plagues New Zealand town

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:17
A beachside New Zealand suburb known for roaming chickens and yoga has become infested with hordes of unwelcome guests: large, writhing rats.
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PNP to field 9,000 cops, force multipliers for Sona 2019

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:17
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will field 9,000 officers and force multipliers to secure President Rodrigo Duterte's fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 22. PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said Monday that the police have started preparations for the President's Sona since two weeks ago. "Nine thousand ang magagamit sa Sona (We will have 9,000 personnel for Sona). This is more than what we have prepared last year. Last year was only like 7,000," he said in a press briefing at Camp Crame. This will be composed of 6,000 police officers from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) while the rest will come from augmentation from o...

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Joshua Wong released from prison day after hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:54
A day after organizers said 2 million Hong Kongers took to the streets to march against an extradition bill with China, one of the city's pro-democracy icons has been released from prison.
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NWRB: Angat Dam water level may hit ‘critical’ 160-meter mark this week

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:51
MANILA, Philippines -- The water elevation level at the Angat Dam may hit its critical point of 160 meters within or at the end of this week, according to the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) on Monday.   NWRB Executive Director Sevillo David said in a press briefing that they are expecting this scenario since the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said there will be a monsoon break, which will mean low rainfall as the weather shifts.   "Ito po ay nakikita natin sa ngayon, kung magpapatuloy po yung sitwasyon at walang ulan na papasok, kung magpapatuloy 'yan, baka ho ma-reach ho natin or dumating po don sa 160 me...

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Brilliantes: Cardema substitution as Duterte Youth nominee invalid

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:50
MANILA, Philippines --- Even former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Sixto Brilliantes believes that the substitution bid of Ronald Cardema to be a nominee of Duterte Youth is invalid. "Maliwanag na hindi bata yung respondent eh, at kapag sinabi nating bata, it has to be below 30 (It is evident that the respondent is not young. When we say youth, it should be someone below 30)," Brilliantes said in an interview on Monday. "Kaya pipirmahan ko talaga ito para makita naman ng Comelec na may problema yung kanyang pag substitute niya (I'm signing this so the Comelec realizes that it has a problem)," he added, referring to the 18-page petition that Millennials PH filed before the ...

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The travel beauty essentials you need so you don’t overpack

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:30
Some people overpack when it comes to clothes. Others, like myself, overpack skincare and makeup products. For some reason, I believe that being abroad justifies two palettes filled with neon colors or an entire cosmetic pouch of various serums. What the regret from overpacking has taught me is that I need to use reliable products when in a foreign destination. Abroad, I always find new products I'd like to try so best to leave space for in my luggage. Locally, for a beach trip or an escape to the province, I'm too busy breaking free from the usual city life that I don't attempt 13-step smokey eye look. At least, most of the time. Skinwise, being on a trip tests which products I ca...

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Duterte retains lower tariffs on select poultry products

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:21
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) retaining lower tariff rates on select poultry products. Duterte signed EO 82 on June 13, maintaining lower tariff on imported agricultural products such as mechanically deboned chicken and turkey meat. A copy of the executive issuance was shared with the media Monday. https://twitter.com/inquirerdotnet/status/1140447503248052224 "The present economic condition warrants the continued application of the reduced rate of duties on certain agricultural products to mitigate the impact of high prices of goods," the order stated. Under the EO, tariffs on mechanically deboned meat (MDM) will stay ...

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7 reasons to visit one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful towns

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:12
Set on the banks of the Thu Bon River in central Vietnam, Hoi An is easily one of the most beautiful towns in Southeast Asia.
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Pasig Kings win 1st leg of Patriots’ Cup

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:12
CEBU CITY---In case anyone forgot, the Gold's Gym-Pasig Kings are the gold standard in Philippine 3x3 basketball. The quartet of Taylor Statham, Joshua Munzon, Dylan Ababou, and Nikola Pavlovic ended the dream start of the Phenom-Basilan Steel, picking up a 21-15 with 2:08 to spare, in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Patriots' Cup Finals Sunday at SM Seaside City. "It's great. Honestly this is what our team needed," said Statham after Pasig went winless in the Kunshan and Tinkoff Moscow Challengers during the off-season. Statham was unstoppable all game long, finishing with 13 points. With Pasig clinging to a 12-10 lead midway through the contest, Statham took charge as he went...

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‘This madness should stop’: Bayan Muna on killing of 3rd activist in Bicol

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:08
MANILA, Philippines---Leaders of a militant group of activists decried what they said was an escalation of attacks on the legal Left following the killing of a third activist in as many days in the Bicol region. Rep. Carlos Zarate, of the party-list group Bayan Muna, said the killing of Neptali Morada on Monday (June 17) was the clearest sign that "rabid attack dogs are now going all out to eliminate activists and progressives." "This madness should stop," Zarate added. "We are calling all freedom loving people to stand up and condemn these vicious and ruthless attacks against activists and human rights defenders," Zarate said in a statement he and Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenar...

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Pakistan provincial gov’t live streams presser with ‘cat filter’ on

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:06
MANILA, Philippines --- The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan suffered an online blooper after its social media team live streamed a press conference which had its provincial leaders unexpectedly donning cat ears and whiskers.   Several journalists shared screenshots of the Facebook live over Twitter which showed the provincial cabinet during the press briefing with the "cat filter" on.   https://twitter.com/nailainayat/status/1139583166115540992?s=21   https://twitter.com/wabbasi007/status/1139599197441855488?s=21   https://twitter.com/_mansoor_ali/status/1139543376628502529?s=21 In a report by the Russian state TV cha...

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Former Bayan Muna Bicol head gunned down in Naga City

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:06
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines --- The former Bayan Muna regional head in the Bicol region was gunned down in Naga City on Monday morning. Neptali Morada, 40, who had also served as Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) campaign committee head, was on his way to the Camarines Sur Capitol Hall in Pili, where he worked as a staff of former Vice Governor Ato Pea, when unidentified gunmen attacked him in San Isidro village at 7:30 a.m. Staff Master Sergeant Tobias Bongon, Naga City police spokesperson, said they are now conducting choke point operations and flash alarm in the pursuit of the suspects. Bayan Bicol public information officer Vince Casilihan said Morada left Bayan in 2000. T...

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Luis Suarez, Uruguay crush 10-man Ecuador in Copa America

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:58
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani were on target as Uruguay thumped 10-man Ecuador 4-0 in their opening Group C match at the Copa America on Sunday. Nicolas Lodeiro opened the scoring after just six minutes before Ecuador full-back Jose Quintero was dismissed for a flailing arm. With a numerical advantage, Uruguay ran riot at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte as Cavani and Suarez netted before the break. The rout was completed 12 minutes from time with an Arturo Mina own goal. "We had chances in the first half, we managed to take them and that gave us the tranquility to manage the game," said Cavani, who finally scored his first Copa America goal in his fourth participation. "It ...

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Petition filed vs Cardema’s party-list nomination

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:57
  MANILA, Philippines -- The controversy surrounding Ronald Cardema's nomination as Duterte Youth party-list representative transcends political boundaries and is an issue of right and wrong, said Aunell Angcos of Millennial PH, which on Monday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to cancel Cardema's nomination.   Angcos stressed that Comelec officials should prove that they are on the side of truth when it comes to releasing decisions.   "Ang issue na ito ay hindi yung typical issue ng dilawan at DDS eh. It's an issue of right and wrong. Kaya pati both sides, dilawan man or DDS or kung ano man, alam na mali ito. Very glaring na mali ito," Angcos said...

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