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Dimples Romana hopeful amid hubby being rushed to ER again

Inquirer Breaking News - 57 min 4 sec ago
In just a little over a week, actress Dimples Romana's husband Boyet Ahmee had been rushed to the hospital once more because he was "spitting up blood again." Romana said she was in a taping around midnight yesterday, Dec. 15, when she was informed by her daughter Callie that her father was coughing up blood, as stated in Dimples' Instagram post yesterday. "Missing out 2 parties for my KG (Kadenang Ginto) family and Swak na Swak family tonight," the actress said. "At 12mn kanina habang nasa taping ako in Qc (earlier when I was at a taping in Quezon City) for KG, I received a text message from @callieahmee na I should check on my hubby because she saw him spitting blood again. S...

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WATCH: Zsa Zsa Padilla spots pawikans in Amanpulo

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 11 min ago
Zsa Zsa Padilla jetted off to Amanpulo in Palawan recently for some vitamin sea, away from the usual hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. The actress arrived in the luxurious island resort with her fianc Conrad Onglao last Saturday, Dec. 14, as seen on her Instagram Stories on the same day. After settling in on the island, the couple relaxed by the beach as they waited for the golden rays of the sunset. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6DEyaznOzi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link The day after, Padilla woke up early to walk along the beach while she took the time to appreciate the "beauty around [her]." https://www.instagram.com/p/B6EtHHjHYYv/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Following he...

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House panel OKs gov’t workers’ pay hike by 2020; urgent passage sought

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 22 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The House appropriations committee swiftly approved on Monday the consolidated bill increasing the salary of government employees by 2020. The panel will seek the certification as urgent of House Bill No. 5712 from the Office of the President, its chair and Davao 3rd District Rep. Isidro Ungab said in an interview. Both the House and Senate aim to tackle their respective versions of the Salary Standardization Law V (SSL V) during their respective sessions also on Monday. "We expect that the Office of the President might issue a certificate of urgency anytime after ma-file ang committee report sa plenary mamaya (we file the committee report before the plenary...

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Magic hand Pelicans franchise-record 12th straight loss

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 28 min ago
NEW ORLEANS --- Jonathan Isaac had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat New Orleans 130-119 on Sunday, sending the Pelicans to their franchise-record 12th straight loss. "We just got to play better. We got to play better," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "We just got to keep competing, and we'll try to get it figured out." Gentry was ejected late in the third quarter after receiving two technical fouls for complaining about officiating. It was his first ejection of the season. Orlando center Nikola Vucevic returnd from a sprained ankle to score 20 points. He played 29 minutes in his first game since Nov. 20. "I'm really happy to finally be back," Vucevic...

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PNP chief calls for fairer, impartial law on body cameras

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 29 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa on Monday called on the Senate to craft the body camera law without the premise that there are irregularities in police operations.   Facing a Senate panel hearing on bills mandating and institutionalizing the use of body cameras, Gamboa said that if the law on the use of such equipment would be "too strict," it may "affect the operational efficiency" of the police.   "Just a general impression, on the explanatory note that has been given by the different senators who sponsored this, the main frame is that parang may kasalanan agad ang pulis (it seems like the...

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James’ caps busy weekend with 32 as Lakers beat Hawks

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 33 min ago
ATLANTA --- LeBron James finished off a whirlwind weekend with another dazzling performance. Not looking the least bit tired, James scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven with a 101-96 victory over the pesky Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. The Lakers pulled even with Milwaukee for the NBA's best record at 24-3. "Highlights: sometimes they happen, sometimes they don't," James said. "I try to play the game with a lot of joy." After scoring 28 points in a win at Miami on Friday night, James flew to Columbus, Ohio, to watch son Bronny play a high school game Saturday night. Then, James traveled on to Atlanta to face the struggling...

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Mavs star Doncic won’t play at Bucks due to ankle injury

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 37 min ago
DALLAS --- Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic didn't make the trip to Milwaukee and will miss the game against the Bucks after spraining his right ankle against Miami. The club listed the 20-year-old as not with the team on the preliminary injury report for the visit to the Bucks on Monday night. Doncic's absence means the reigning rookie of the year will miss the first of two meetings with 2019 MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Doncic was injured in the opening minutes of a 122-118 overtime loss to Miami on Saturday when his right foot landed on a foot of Heat guard Kendrick Nunn. The Mavericks rallied from 24 points down without their injured star and had the lead in the final minut...

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Protests spread across India over new citizenship law which excludes Muslims

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 37 min ago
Protests erupted across India Sunday, including in the capital New Delhi, over a controversial citizenship bill critics fear could further marginalize the country's minority Muslim community.
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Standing ovation in Milan for Placido Domingo’s 50th anniversary

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 47 min ago
MILAN - Opera star Placido Domingo received a standing ovation for his 50th anniversary gala concert at La Scala on Sunday and returned the appreciation with a rare a cappella performance.   Standing alone on the stage holding three yellow roses, Domingo serenaded the audience with a favorite Spanish zarzuela, "Non Puede Ser." By then, after more than half an hour of applause and a standing ovation rare for the storied Milan opera house, Domingo and his co-stars for the evening, the choir and orchestra had already performed two encores. He alone emerged for the third. Domingo, 78, appeared overwhelmed by the reception, and at one point kissed the stage where he performe...

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PNP: No fears on Robredo’s drug war report

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 47 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- There is nothing to fear in the report to be released byVice President Leni Robredo on her findings in the government's drug war during her 18-day stint as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). "For as long as we do our job properly, I think there is no fear for us [about the report]," Lt. Gen. Camilo Cascolan, PNP deputy chief for operations, said in a press briefing on Monday. Robredo was supposed to present her findings on the drug war on Monday but deferred it, so that government and the public could focus on helping victims of the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that rocked Davao Del Sur on Sunday. A few minutes before Robredo...

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NDRMMC: 13 gov’t structures damaged by Davao quake

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 49 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- At least 13 government buildings have been damaged by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that was felt in parts of Mindanao, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday. "In our early count po ngayong umaga, inulat po sa atin na 13 government structures po ang napinsala dahil dito sa lindol na ito," NDRRMC spokesperson Mark Timbal said in an interview over DZIQ Radyo Inquirer. (In our early count this morning, we have been told that 13 government structures were damaged by the quake.) A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Davao del Sur Sunday afternoon. The damage on buildings previously hit by a series of quakes in October and ...

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Duterte orders 24/7 assistance to Mindanao earthquake victims

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 50 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered concerned government agencies to extend round-the-clock assistance to earthquake victims in Mindanao, Malacaang said Monday.   A magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolted Davao del Sur and nearby areas Sunday afternoon.   In a statement, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles said "the national government has already mobilized all frontline disaster response and humanitarian assistance units to make sure that we can immediately provide help for all of the victims."   "President Duterte is closely monitoring the progress of ongoing operations to thoroughly evaluate the damage of the quake and all ground ...

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Ardia: Home of healthy lifestyle choices

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 52 min ago
Alveo Land's latest project in the South takes you to a journey of modern suburban living. Nestled within a sprawling 700-hectare estate in Cavite is Ardia Vermosa, a 36-hectare residential development that offers dynamic spaces within a natural setting, all cohesively designed to infuse physicalactivity into your daily routine. This newest enclave in the South builds on the momentum presented by Ayala Land's Vermosa, a thrivingestate that offers a refreshing take on modern suburbanliving: pioneering, first-of-its-kind athletic amenities; pedestrian-friendly, interconnected walkways; lush open spaces; and a complete array of key components to sustain a vibrant community. Height...

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Double burden of obesity, undernourishment stalks world — report

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 52 min ago
PARIS, France --- Low- and middle-income countries risk seeing their development progress slashed by the double-edged sword of obesity and undernutrition, both caused by a lack of access to affordable healthy food, a report in The Lancet warned Monday. This "double burden of malnutrition", or DBM, affects more than a third of some 130 countries classed as low-and middle-income, the report in the medical journal said. More alarming, it is increasingly seen in the same household -- most commonly an overweight mother and a child stunted by undernutrition living under the same roof. Both forms of malnutrition are linked to health problems and premature death, weighing heavily on a c...

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BREAKING: Robredo defers drug war report

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 12 min ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo has deferred publicizing her drug war report, in deference to the relief operations being done by the government for victims of the Davao del Sur earthquakes. Robredo said this Monday at a press conference where she was expected to release her report and recommendations on the drug war. She said the report may be released anytime, but relief efforts for those affected by Sunday's Magnitude 6.9 quake should take priority. "Napakamali sa timing na para asikasuhin yung report sa ICAD, tingin namin mas mabuti na pagtuunan ng pansin kung paano makakatulong sa mga kababayan natin, magki-Christmas pa naman," Robredo said during the...

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Miss Nigeria had the best reaction to Jamaica winning the Miss World title and we're all inspired

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 27 min ago
Miss Nigeria has set a new standard for how we want our friends to react to our successes.
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The man behind Earth Hour wants you to photograph the Great Barrier Reef

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 33 min ago
Andy Ridley is shivering in a wet T-shirt on the deck of the Dreamtime after coming up from a dive on the outer edge of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
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‘Bato’ says anti-drug agents should get first crack at body cam distribution

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 35 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Monday said anti-drug operatives should be prioritized in the distribution of body cameras. At the hearing on bills mandating and institutionalizing the use of body cameras by law enforcement agents, Dela Rosa, himself a former policeman, underscored several advantages of using such technology. "Research found several advantages of the use of body cameras such as increase in the safety of both the public and improvement in police accountability and protection of officers from false accusations of misconduct and is similarly a good tool for teaching officers how to perform during difficult encounter with the public," he ...

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TikTok partners with DOT to bring more fun in the Philippines

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 50 min ago
TikTok, world's leading destination for short-form mobile videos, forges partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to promote and showcase the beauty of the Philippines to the platform's global audience. DOT is the first government agency to partner with TikTok and names the platform as its co-branding partner for its signature campaign: It's More Fun in the Philippines. The partnership was sealed with the Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between Donny Eryastha, TikTok Head of Public Policy for the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, and Howard Lance Uyking, DOT Assistant Secretary for Branding and Marketing Communications at the Manila Hotel on December 12, 2019. The...

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US expelled two Chinese diplomats on spying claims — report

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON, United States --- The United States quietly expelled two Chinese embassy officials in September after they drove onto a sensitive military base in Virginia, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper, which cited multiple people with knowledge of the episode, said it appeared to be the first time in more than 30 years that the US has expelled Chinese diplomats on suspicion of espionage. At least one of the diplomats was believed to be an intelligence officer operating under cover, the Times said. The incident comes as the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies, wrangle over trade. The two sides announced a mini-deal on Friday to reduce some...

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