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LOOK: Alodia Gosiengfiao’s headphone design inspired by Catriona Gray’s iconic ear cuff

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:25
Alodia Gosiengfiao unleashed her creativity with an arts and crafts project inspired by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. The vlogger and professional cosplayer decorated her headphones in the likeness of the stars-and-sun ear cuff that Gray wore during the Miss Universe pageant in December. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrMl52tA5uS Gosiengfiao shared her creation in a Facebook post on Sunday, Oct. 6, stating that she made it from scratch before a flight to Canada. https://www.facebook.com/AlodiaGosiengfiao/photos/a.10152109105611747/10156750509661747/?type=3&theater Gosiengfiao cut out a plastic folder to make the rays of the sun and folded paper to make the stars. The three ...

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Chinese state TV halts NBA preseason China game broadcasts

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:22
BEIJING --- Chinese state broadcaster CCTV will no longer air NBA preseason games set in China after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an image that supported anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong. CCTV also said Tuesday in a statement posted to the official social media account of its sports channel that it is reviewing all its cooperation and exchanges involving the NBA. The statement indicated the decision followed remarks made by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in Tokyo. Silver said in an interview with Kyodo News that the NBA supports Morey. Morey's tweet has provoked a wave of censure from Chinese companies, including a major sports merchandise ...

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Dominguez: Wind power in PH of keen interest to Russian investors

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:21
Among the possible fruits of President Rodrigo Duterte's recent visit to Russia? More wind farms in the Philippines, the head of the economic team said on Tuesday, Oct. 8.   On the sidelines of The Asset's 14th Philippine Forum, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told reporters that Russian investors were keenly looking at power infrastructure projects in the Philippines.   "All kinds of power---distribution, technology, power generation; also, renewable energy," Dominguez said.   "In fact, we spoke to one of their energy companies---they have extensive wind power," the finance chief added.   Dominguez joined Duterte's five-day state vis...

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Pasig removes ‘compounding monthly penalties’ on city housing delinquent payments

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:16
MANILA, Philippines --- The Pasig City government on Tuesday stopped collecting the so-called compounded monthly penalties on delinquent payments of beneficiaries of the city's housing projects. In a tweet, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto said he signed a memorandum that stopped the practice of paying the compounded penalties, saying it has no "legal or contractual basis." "Maraming nababaon sa utang dahil dito. Ilan taon nang ginagawa pero wala palang basehan na batas o ordinansa," Sotto said. [Many people have incurred debts because of compounded penalties. This has been going on for years but it turns out there is no legal basis or an ordinance for this.]   https://twitter....

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Dog saves owner from house fire by nudging him with nose to wake him

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:08
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Garage condition for car buyers, constitutional or not? Pimentel wants to know

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:07
MANILA, Philippines --- Will it be constitutional to set prerequisites such as proof-of-parking or garages before one can buy a car? Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III raised this question Tuesday as the Senate tackled two proposed measures aiming to regulate the sale of cars by requiring parking spaces or garages and proof-of-parking before one can purchase a vehicle. According to Pimentel, such prerequisites may deprive a person of his right to purchase cars because his or her home lacks a parking space. "I would like to invite the lawyers' association to look into the constitutional angle of this if this is discriminatory or not," he said during a hearing. "Doon lang ako...

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7 Huey choppers of PH Air Force to return to service

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:04
  MANILA, Philippines --- Seven downed Huey UH-1 helicopters of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing will soon return to service with the impending repair using the spare parts donated by Japan. Air Force spokesperson Maj. Aris Galang said the spare parts provided by the Japanese government early this year will be used to repair the helicopters starting Monday, Oct. 7. "The restoration and maintenance of UH-1 aircraft are vital in performing missions such as humanitarian assistance and disaster response, transport, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance activities of the Philippine Air Force," he said in a statement Tuesday. The Hueys are the primary workhorse of...

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Robredo to travel to Australia for speaking engagements

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:57
      MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo is set to travel to Sydney, Australia on Tuesday for a speaking engagement and to meet the Filipino community in the southern country. According to Robredo's spokesperson, Atty. Barry Gutierrez, Robredo was invited by the Australia-Philippines Business Council to talk about the role of women in business. "She is leaving for Australia this evening, she will be back on Saturday. She will be meeting with several Filipino communities while she is there, the highlight of the trip will be a speech before 'yong [the] Australia-Philippines Business Council," Gutierrez said after a briefing at the Office of...

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Dominguez: Duterte wants ban on e-cigarette flavors

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:56
President Duterte wants to curb consumption of electronic cigarettes through a ban on fruity flavors that attract smokers, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said on Tuesday, Oct. 8. "The President has already told me that when the regulation comes out, he wants to make sure that e-cigarettes taste only like tobacco and nothing else," Dominguez told reporters on the sidelines of The Asset's 14th Philippine Forum. "I agree with him 100 percent. That's [e-cigarette flavors] a way of hooking people, and addiction is no good," Dominguez added. Dominguez said the prohibition on other flavors of heated tobacco products and vapes may form part of the implementing rules and regul...

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NCAA: St. Benilde ends frustrating slump with win over EAC

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:35
MANILA, Philippines--- Justin Gutang played efficient ball for 18 minutes in the final half and lifted the College of St.Benilde Blazers out of a hole with a 62-56 triumph over the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 men's basketball tournament. Yankie Haruna also delivered with 16 points for the Blazers, who finally tasted victory after a series of frustrating setbacks that left them in dire straits going into the final stretch of the second round. Still, the Blazers remain in contention for a Final Four seeding after tying the Mapua Cardinals in the standings at 7-8 with three games to go. Marwin Taywan attempted to resuscitate EAC's bid, but...

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Legos lying around? Toy maker tests way to recycle bricks

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:29
  NEW YORK --- Lego is looking to keep its plastic bricks out of the trash.   The Danish toymaker is testing a way for customers to ship their unwanted bricks back and get them into the hands of other kids.   It said Tuesday that customers in the U.S. can print out a mailing label on its site, dump their used Lego bricks in a box and ship them off for free. Lego said the pieces will be cleaned, put in a box and given to Teach for America, a nonprofit that will donate them to classrooms across the United States. Some bricks will be also sent to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston for their after-school programs.   Lego said if the test is succ...

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Villanueva pushes for telecommuting amid Metro Manila transpo crisis

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:29
MANILA, Philippines --- Employers should be open to resort to telecommuting to maintain the "productivity of workers", Senator Joel Villanueva urged Tuesday amid a "transport crisis" happening in Metro Manila. "We want to create more options for our employees to fulfill their duties while minimizing the need to go out of their homes and travel to their places of work," Villanueva said in a statement. "Given our worsening traffic situation which is compounded by the partial shutdown of the LRT-2, it's really high time for employers to consider the benefits of telecommuting," he added. His statement comes after the LRT-2 suffered a temporary shutdown last week due to a burning pow...

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BSP: Interest rate cut ‘closed’, bank reserve reduction ’still open’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:25
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Tuesday, Oct. 8, said there will be no more policy rate cut this year even as banks' reserve requirement ratio (RRR) may still be reduced before 2019 ends. On the sidelines of The Asset's 14th Philippine Forum, Diokno said "it's closed" or it was over for the BSP in terms of any further reduction in key interest rates. The BSP's policy-setting Monetary Board will still have two more meetings to discuss the monetary policy stance this year, scheduled on Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. As for the RRR, Diokno said "it's still open" or there remained a possibility that it would be further cut by December. Diokno said they woul...

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PH dollar reserves hit new record in September, highest in PH history

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:17
Foreign currency inflow pushed the Philippines' dollar reserves higher in September --- their highest level in the country's' history --- which bodes well for the strength of the peso and industries that buy raw and intermediate materials from abroad.   Initial data showed the country's gross international reserves rose by $130 million to $86.16 billion as of end-September 2019 from $86.03 billion at the end of the previous month, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said.   He said the increase was due mainly to the government's foreign currency deposits and income from investments abroad.   Diokno added, though, that the increase in rese...

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Stolen truck crashes into cars in Germany; 9 hurt

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:17
BERLIN --- Police are investigating why a man drove a stolen truck into a line of cars in a western German town, leaving nine people slightly injured.   The truck drove into a line of eight cars in Limburg late Monday afternoon, pushing the vehicles into each other. Police said seven people were taken to hospitals and the driver also was slightly injured. He was then detained.   The truck was towed away Tuesday morning and was being examined by police. They said that the driver apparently commandeered the truck shortly before the crash, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the crash was accidental or deliberate. /kga...

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Palace demands LRT-2 management to improve services

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:15
  MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Tuesday urged the management of Light Rail Transit (LRT) 2 to step up their services after a burning power rectifier paralyzed operations last week and affected thousands of commuters. "I want them to improve their services," Palace Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing when sought for comment on the issue of the LRT-2. Panelo lamented how the LRT-2 management cannot find solutions to address the repeated halt of operations. "Kasi kung ang problema lang naman ang palaging nahihinto yung operation, ibig sabihin something must be wrong. Bakit hindi nila nagagawan ng paraan?" Panelo said. (If the only problem is th...

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BuCor to get names of rogue personnel, Bilibid inmates on drugs watchlist

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:14
MANILA, Philippines --- The National Capital Region Quad-Intel Force will provide to the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) the names of the agency's personnel allegedly in cahoots with convicted drug lords at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and inmates of the state penitentiary on the drugs watchlist.   National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said providing the list of names to BuCor chief Gerald Bantag will help the latter craft security measures to hinder convicted drug lords from supervising their respective syndicates despite being behind bars.   He said the names of BuCor personnel and NBP inmates were included in the list ba...

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Hong Kong leader says economy taking a hit from protests

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:13
  HONG KONG --- Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said the city's economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests.   Lam, the Beijing-backed chief executive of the semi-autonomous region, told reporters Tuesday that tourism arrivals were down by half. She said economic data for the last quarter were also likely to be "very bad."   The city's airport has been periodically besieged by protesters, and some train and subway lines and shopping malls have suffered significant disruptions from the demonstrations.   Protesters are demanding Lam's resignation even after she withdrew legislation that provoked the latest rounds...

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San Juan City gov’t bares ‘waste of gov’t funds’; case build-up ongoing

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:08
MANILA, Philippines -- The San Juan City government on Tuesday said it is currently launching an investigation into the alleged waste of government funds by some erring city government officials. San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora disclosed that the city had purchased a "spider excavator backhoe" worth P40 million that was never used. He explained that the backhoe was bought to clean rivers and creeks but was later found that it could not fit into the waterways. "Hindi kasya sa daluyan ng tubig kaya hindi nagamit. Nabili nila supposedly para maglinis ng creek sa San Juan ngunit hindi ito makababa sa creek at ilog," Zamora told reporters after his 100-day speech at the San Juan C...

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