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LOOK: Dimples Romana treated to surprise birthday party by Angel Locsin

Inquirer Breaking News - 32 min 12 sec ago
Dimples Romana could not help but turn emotional after Angel Locsin threw a surprise birthday party for her yesterday, Nov. 13, as she turned 35 years old. "And this is how my 35th birth day began. On set with my beloved ["Kadenang Ginto"] family," Romana said in her Instagram post yesterday. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4xv_hPHJwv/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "When you have an @therealangellocsin in your life, you are #Blessed," Romana said in a separate post. She also described Locsin as a "keeper." She then revealed that Locsin had thrown the surprise for her while she was busy taping for "Kadenang Ginto." Romana noted that the schedule for taping was tight at the time since ...

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Palace OK with emergency powers for Duterte to hasten ‘Build’ projects

Inquirer Breaking News - 40 min 57 sec ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang welcomed Thursday the bill filed by Albay Rep. Joey Salceda thatwould grant President Rodrigo Duterte special powers "in speeding up the implementation" of the "Build, Build, Build" program of his administration.   Salceda filed House Bill 5456 on Wednesday, granting Duterte"Special Powers to urgently utilize all necessary government resources, exercise police power, and employ executive actions and measures to ensure the effective implementation, reconfiguration, and harmonization of national and local government projects." READ:Hasten 'Build, Build, Build' program? Give Duterte special powers -- solon   Sought for...

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Mariel de Leon wonders if PH will still welcome Chinese in case of plague spread

Inquirer Breaking News - 51 min 46 sec ago
Two cases of the plague have cropped up in China, and model Mariel de Leon is curious about what actions countries will take should it spread. De Leon tweeted yesterday, Nov. 13: "If this gets worse and starts [spreading] all throughout China, the smarter countries will start banning Chinese from entering." "What about the Philippines? Open arms pa rin (still)?" https://twitter.com/marieldeleonofc/status/1194654120671686657?s=20 Her sentiments come amid an influx of Chinese workers---some of whom are illegal---in the country and after state media Xinhua reported on Nov. 12 that two patients from Inner Mongolia are being treated for the pneumonic plague in Beijing. The ...

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Asian markets mixed after Wall Street high

Inquirer Breaking News - 52 min 4 sec ago
BEIJING - Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday amid doubts about the status of a U.S.-Chinese trade deal after the U.S. Federal Reserve's chairman said it is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged.     Investors were wary after The Wall Street Journal reported Chinese negotiators were reluctant to commit to the size of purchases of U.S. farm goods in an interim agreement aimed at ending a tariff war.   President Donald Trump said last month Beijing would buy up to $50 billion of soybeans and other American farm goods. Chinese officials have never confirmed that.   Investors are cautions "seemingly on the lack of good news on ...

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Duterte to validate report vs 2 Cabinet members linked to corruption

Inquirer Breaking News - 59 min 58 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte will order a separate investigation on two Cabinet members the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) previously flagged for alleged corruption.   PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica said they have already submitted their findings and recommendation to the Office of the President. READ: 2 Cabinet secretaries under investigation for alleged corruption -- PACC   But Duterte's spokesman, Salvador Panelo said the President would likely validate the commission's report first and conduct his own investigation before he makes a move.   "Of course, the President will order an investigation, he will valida...

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Mild quakes hit Quirino, Cagayan provinces

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 8 min ago
RAMON, Isabela ---- Mild earthquakes rocked Quirino province on Wednesday night and Cagayan province on Thursday morning as residents prepared for Typhoon "Ramon." Calayan town in Cagayan was shaken by a 3.6-magnitude tectonic quake at 10:51 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At 10:28 p.m. on Wednesday, a 4.9-magnitude quake struck Nagtipunan in Quirino. No aftershocks were reported and the twin tremors did not leave any damage. Roused from his sleep by the rocking, Quirino resident Fheng Padin Dela Rosa said the Wednesday quake "was brief but strong [and] I was not able to sleep after that." Cristy Lagera said the tremor...

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More than 3k passengers stranded in ports due to TS ‘Ramon’ — PCG

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 9 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- More than 3,000 passengers were stranded on Thursday in ports of some provinces due to bad weather caused by Tropical Storm "Ramon," the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. As of 8 a.m., PCG said 3,406 stranded passengers were recorded in ports in Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Northern Samar and Western Samar. In Albay, 325 passengers were stranded in Tabaco port while 153 were stranded in Pio Duran port. In Catanduanes, Virac port has six stranded passengers while San Andres port has one stranded passenger. In Camarines Sur, thirty passengers were stranded in Pasacao port. In Sorsogon, 16 stranded passengers were recorded in Bulan por...

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WATCH: Ina Raymundo’s kids charm as they play popular piano tunes

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 13 min ago
If there is one thing we can be sure about Ina Raymundo's children, it is that they are more than the good looks they got from their mother. For their young age, Raymundo's children seem to be already adept at playing the piano, as seen through the actress's Instagram post last Tuesday, Nov. 12. They played various tunes, from beginners' familiar pieces to popular songs. In a series of videos, Raymundo's two daughters, Anika and Minka, each took a turn to play "The Entertainer" and "A Million Dreams" in the piano. "At home, I always see angels playing music," the actress said. "P.S. Minka was upset coz she wanted to play but her ate Anika got there first. #angelsplayingmusic...

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Typo errors, double allocations found in DPWH’s budget

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 16 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Panfilo Lacson's close scrutiny of the 2020 budget riddled with typographical errors and questionable allocations had resulted in the deletion of at least over P100 million budget for dredging and desilting.   At the resumption of the Senate's floor deliberations on Thursday, Lacson first questioned the lack of details on the proposed P507 million budget for Kennon Road.   "Kindly explain bakit yung description nito Kennon Road lang (why the description was only Kennon Road), P507 million," he said.   "Well, they are not sure why... it was probably an oversight on their part..." said Senator Sonny Angara, who is d...

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Ji Chang-wook coming to the Philippines in 2020

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 24 min ago
MANILA, Philippines - Korean actor Ji Chang-wook is coming to the Philippines in 2020, his talent agency Glorious Entertainment announced Thursday.     In its official website, Glorious Entertainment thanked fans for supporting Ji's activities and said Ji will hold fan meetings across Asia starting January 2020 to return their love.   "First of all, we thank domestic and foreign fans for sending a lot of love and support to Ji Chang Wook's activities in 2019. To return the love, Ji Chang Wook Asia Fan Meeting Tour <Waiting for you> will be held," the agency said.   "Starting in January 2020, it will be held in 7 countries including Korea...

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Grab partners with PNP on holiday season road safety program

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 36 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Ride-hailing firm Grab Philippines has partnered with the Philippine National Police - Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) on Christmas season road safety efforts and initiatives.   Grab and PNP-HPG officials signed at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Thursday a deed of donation and turn-over of professional first aid kits and high-quality car jumpers, to be used by the police for troubleshooting any type of vehicle that may malfunction along major roads during the holiday rush.   "With these initiatives through our enduring partnership with the PNP-HPG, we aim to use our technology and partnership for good to keep our thoroughfares safe, less vul...

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Filipinos should have Hong Kong people’s ‘undaunted spirit’ vs China – Pangilinan

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 46 min ago
      MANILA, Philippines - The "undaunted spirit" of the people of Hong Kong in fighting China's creeping authority over them should make Filipinos ponder on Beijing claiming parts of the West Philippine Sea.   Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said this Thursday as he expressed solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong, who have been treated with brutality by the police.   "Brutality in all forms is attempting to quell the protests of the people of Hong Kong," Pangilinan said in a statement.   "It has gone beyond the extradition bill, but for greater freedom and survival in the face of China's creeping authority that puts the admi...

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2 ex-NPA rebels yield guns in Occidental Mindoro

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 47 min ago
LUCENA CITY ---- Government forces recovered two M16 rifles from two former New People's Army (NPA) rebels who surrendered in Sablayan town in Occidental Mindoro. Captain Jayrald Ternio, chief of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office, on Thursday said the rebels, who surrendered on Tuesday, led the military to the location of the firearms in Barangay Pagasa on Wednesday. "During the briefing, the surrenderers disclosed that they knew the location of the firearms that had been entrusted to them by the NPA," Ternio said in an online interview. Ternio said the duo were the latest among the 63 former communist guerrillas in Mindoro who have surrendered since January...

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Lagman hits ‘railroaded’ House approval of Malasakit Center bill

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 49 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman on Thursday slammed the "railroaded" second reading approval of a bill institutionalizing Malasakit Centers in all Department of Health (DOH) hospitals and the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).   The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved House Bill No. 5477 on second reading via viva voce, or a vote of ayes and nays, but Lagman said the measure was substituted with a version that was a "carbon copy" of Senator Christopher "Bong" Go's Senate Bill No. 1076.   READ: House OKs Go's version of Malasakit Center bill on 2nd reading Lagman said the substitute bill was approved "with ...

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‘Giling was never my forte,’ Heart Evangelista says as she pokes fun at old performance on ‘G-mik’

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 51 min ago
Heart Evangelista, who has made a name as a multi-talented artist, admitted that dancing may not be one of her best skills after a clip of one of her past performances resurfaced online. Evangelista noticed the video after one Ky Lee (@kyliedgreat) posted it on Twitter last Tuesday, Nov. 12. The said clip featured the actress dancing with fellow cast members on the 1999 TV show "G-mik." https://twitter.com/kyliedgreat/status/1194213795482071040 The netizen, addressing blogger Mimiyuuuh, said: "@mimiyuuuh gorl anong masasabi mo [kay] Miss Heart? Hahaha pa request naman kami ng dance collab vlog mala ganito @heart021485 girltrenz who??" (@mimiyuuuh girl what can you say about Miss H...

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Don't flip out: Motorola's Razr returns in 2020 as a $1,499 foldable

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 57 min ago
Motorola hasn't released a true flagship device in quite some time, but that changes tonight. The Razr is back and keeps the classic flip phone design with a foldable twist. The 2019 Motorola Razr is essentially a normal smartphone that you can fold in half.
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6 illegal STL bet collectors busted in Quezon province

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 1 min ago
LUCENA CITY ---- At least six suspected bet collectors for illegal operation of the government-run Small Town Lottery (STL) called "bookies" were arrested in police operations in Quezon province on Wednesday, police said Thursday. Anti-illegal gambling operatives nabbed Romeo Isleta, Julio Isles, Arvin Subejano, and Julios Ervin Isles, all residents of Rizal, Laguna, while listing and arranging STL cash bets inside a rented apartment at the Lopez town center at 2:35 p.m., Colonel Audie Madrideo, Quezon police chief, said in a report. The police said the apartment, which Isleta was renting, was not the official STL bets remittance center in the locality. In Lucena, police arreste...

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Meet Narwhal, the rescue puppy with a tail growing out of his forehead

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 2 min ago
There's a 10-week-old puppy in Missouri with a tail growing out of his forehead.
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Solon wants regulation of e-cigarettes to protect tobacco farmers

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 8 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- House committee on economic affairs chair Sharon Garin has filed a bill that seeks to regulate electronic cigarettes to protect the interest of tobacco farmers, among others. In a statement Thursday, Garin, representative of Ang Asosasyon Sang Mangunguma Nga Bisaya-Owa Mangunguma (AAMBIS-OWA) party-list, said her House Bill No. 5099 was anchored on the concept of "harm reduction," which refers to "policies, regulations, and actions focusing on reducing health risks, usually by providing safer norms of hazardous products." The proposed Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems/Electronic Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS/ENNDS), Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs) Re...

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Subdivision guard breaks ‘shabu’ session in Quezon, nabs drug user

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 15 min ago
LUCENA CITY ---- A security guard from a middle-class subdivision arrested a suspected drug user after he found him allegedly engaged in "shabu" (crystal meth) sniffing session in Lucban town in Quezon province on Wednesday, police said Thursday. Lucban police identified the suspect as Roi Daniel Ratio, 23, a delivery boy, after he was turned over by a subdivision official. The report said security guard Jefrey Piedad caught Ratio and one Anthony Mia while sniffing shabu inside the clubhouse of Astoria Heights Subdivision in Barangay Abang at 7:15 p.m. However, Mia managed to escape and elude arrest. He remained at large. Ratio yielded an aluminum foil with traces of shabu an...

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