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Lack of witnesses prompts Makati Court to reset Trillanes’ rebellion trial anew

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:51
MANILA, Philippines - The trial of former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has been rescheduled anew because there is no available witness to testify for the prosecution. In an order dated Jan. 27, 2020, Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 has rescheduled the trial to April. "There being no available witness to testify for the prosecution, Prosecutor [Gino Paulo] Santiago moved for a resetting. Despite the objection of Atty. [Reynaldo] Robles, the court is inclined to grant the prosecution's oral motion in the exercise of its sound discretion invoking the interest of substantial justice," Judge Elmo M. Alameda said in his order. Since the rebellion trial started, the prosecu...

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The German Jewish war hero honored on both sides of the Atlantic, decades apart

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:44
A Jewish shopkeeper standing proudly outside his store, a wry smile on his face and an Iron Cross pinned to his lapel.
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John McEnroe mocks 'crazy aunt' Margaret Court

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:41
Tennis great John McEnroe has mocked 24-time grand slam winner Margaret Court in a jokey video ridiculing the Australian's views on homosexuality and same sex marriage.
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Pagcor orders 10-day quarantine on newly-hired, returning Pogo workers

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:37
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) on Monday ordered all Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) and services providers to impose a 10-day quarantine on all newly-hired and returning employees from countries with reported cases of the novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV. "Recently, Pagcor issued a memorandum to all Pogos and services providers, ordering them to exercise extreme caution in selecting employees to be sent to the Philippines. Another order was issued today to impose a 10-day quarantine on all newly-hired and returning employees from countries with reported nCoV cases," Pagcor said in a statement. Pagcor added it supports th...

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House assures no depletion of funds for disaster relief

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:35
        MANILA, Philippines --- Leaders of the House of Representatives on Monday assured that funds allocated for disaster relief would not be depleted even after Taal Volcano's eruption.   In a Facebook live, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano asked Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda regarding concerns of depleting funds for disaster relief as early as January, especially with the recent eruption of Taal Volcano.   Legarda, however, assured that there is enough budget for disaster relief.   "Hindi totoong mauubos dahil meron continuing funds from 2019 na pwedeng gamitin hanggang Disyembre ngayong taon," Legarda said, n...

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Survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:27
OSWIECIM, Poland --- Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. In all, more than 200 survivors of the camp are expected, many of them elderly Jews who have traveled far from homes in Israel, the United States, Australia, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, and elsewhere. Many lost parents and grandparents in Auschwitz or other Nazi death camps, but today were being joined in their journey back by children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. Most of the 1.1 million people ...

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AFP chief Santos gets 4th star

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:27
MANILA, Philippines --- Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Felimon Santos Jr. has been promoted to General, around three weeks after assuming the military's top post. He received his fourth star from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana at the Department of National Defense headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on Monday, said AFP public affairs chief Captain Jonathan Zata in a statement. He took over the AFP leadership on Jan. 4 and his ad interim appointment was approved on Jan. 14. Santos is scheduled to retire on August 3 this year when he reaches the compulsory retirement age of 56. Senior military officers led by AFP vice chief of staff Vice Admiral Ga...

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Pagasa: Cloudy skies, rain likely in NCR, most of PH on Monday evening

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:26
MANILA, Philippines --- Most of the country, including Metro Manila, will likely experience overcast skies and isolated rain on Monday evening, as the easterlies or warm winds and northeast monsoon affect the Philippine weather system. This was the forecast of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services (Pagasa), as contained in its weather bulletin issued at 4 p.m. Monday. According to the state weather bureau, localized thunderstorms and easterlies coming from the Pacific Ocean may cause partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies w...

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MerryMart seeks P1.6B IPO

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:15
Retailer MerryMart Consumer Corp., led by young tycoon Edgar Sia II, is planning a P1.6-billion stock market debut early this year. Based on a preliminary prospectus filed on Monday at the Securities and Exchange Commission, MerryMart plans to sell as much as 1.594 billion primary common shares at a maximum price of P1 each. The target offer period will be on March 23 to March 27 this year while the target listing date is on April 2 this year. PNB Capital and Investment Corp. was appointed as lead underwriter, issue manger and bookrunner for the offering. The company expects to operate a total of 27 branches by the second quarter of this year. It expects to scale up to 1...

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SBP mourns death of beloved Kobe Bryant

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:14
MANILA, Philippines --- The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Monday mourned the tragic passing of basketball icon Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in California. The loss of Bryant, who was with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others when his private chopper went down, was greatly felt all over the world especially in the Philippines, a basketball-crazy country which Bryant visited seven times from 1998 to 2016. "The basketball world just lost one of its greatest sons, Kobe Bryant. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is grieved by the news, and we send our deepest condolences to his family," the SBP through chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan and president ...

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Europe’s guardian of stem cells and hopes, real and unrealistic

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:09
Poland has emerged as Europe's leader in stem cell storage, a billion-dollar global industry that is a key part of a therapy that can treat leukemias but raises excessive hopes. Submerged in liquid nitrogen vapor at a temperature of minus 175 degrees Celsius, hundreds of thousands of stem cells from all over Europe bide their time in large steel barrels on the outskirts of Warsaw. Present in blood drawn from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby, stem cells can help cure serious blood-related illnesses like leukemias and lymphomas, as well as genetic conditions and immune system deficits. Polish umbilical cord blood bank PBKM/FamiCord became the industry's leader in...

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Pacquiao still in disbelief ‘friend’ Kobe Bryant is gone

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:07
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Manny Pacquiao, world Boxing champion, is still in disbelief that his friend, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, is now gone. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others, were killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, (early Monday, Manila time). "Alam mo nagulat ako nung balitang lumabas kaninang umaga at halos hindi ako makapaniwala na nawala na yung kaibigan ko, namatay yung kaibigan ko," Pacquiao told Senate reporters on Monday. (You know I was shocked when the news came out this morning and I could not believe that my friend is already gone, that my friend died) He said many were shocked and even thought that the report ...

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Woman poops in parking lot nine times, gets arrested

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:04
A woman was arrested for pooping at an empty parking lot in Massachusetts, United States last Wednesday, Jan. 22. Prior to being caught, Andrea Grocer had reportedly pooped in the same area eight times since last December, as per the MetroWest Daily News on the same day. Grocer's feces were first spotted by one Henry Kanner, the owner of a store by the parking lot. Authorities began investigating the incidents since Kanner had complained about them last month. "At first, they thought it was an animal but then they noticed toilet paper and other wipes --- items animals would not have access to," a police spokesperson was quoted as saying. The previous incidents were caught on camera...

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6.3 magnitude quake strikes off the coast of Solomon Islands

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:02
WELLINGTON, New Zealand --- A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off of the South Pacific island nation of the Solomon Islands on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake struck 105 kilometers (65 miles) northwest of the town of Kirakira, which is located on the coast of the island of Makira. The relatively shallow earthquake was at a depth of 17.7 kilometers (11 miles). The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service said there was no tsunami threat from the quake. There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries. The Solomon Islands are located northeast of Australia and are frequently rattled by earthquakes....

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A baseball coach, his wife and daughter were in the crash

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:01
Nine people died in the helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant -- including his daughter, Gianna, and her basketball teammate.
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What a shot! 25 amazing sports photos

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:01
Take a look at 25 amazing sports photos from January 19 to January 26.
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‘Bad Boys’ again do well for Sony, topping North America box office

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:47
Sony's "Bad Boys for Life" stayed on top of the North American box office over the weekend, while war film "1917" held at second even as it continued racking up honors, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. "Bad Boys", with popular actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprising their roles as two wise-cracking detectives, took in an estimated $34 million (around P1.7 billion) for the three-day weekend, a surprising success for a sequel that kept fans waiting for 17 years. Universal's World War I drama "1917" continued its march forward, selling $15.8 million (around P800 million) in tickets to remain in second place while passing the $100 million mark...

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Beyond Benidorm: Spain tourism moves inland

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:43
Rural and green travel is the new frontier for Spain's tourism industry as it tries to break free from its dependence on mass seaside travel and fights off stiff competition from cheaper Mediterranean rivals. Foreign visitors accounted for just 5% of all tourists who stayed at a rural home in the country in 2014. Today they make up 20%, according to the tourism ministry, a share the government wants to rise to 35%. "We must have done something right," the ministry's director for sustainable tourism, Ricardo Blanco, said at the five-day Fitur tourism trade fair in Madrid which wrapped up Sunday. Spain, the world's second-most visited country after France, hit a r...

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Viral hoaxes are spreading lies about Coronavirus

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:42
As the Coronavirus spreads, so does medical misinformation about the virus. Oliver Darcy says fact-checkers are "flagging" false information for Facebook, "and Facebook is taking some action, but it's something journalists should look into a lot more."
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Firms quarrying Pinatubo sand give P300,000 to Taal eruption victims

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:41
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--Small firms quarrying the sand spewed by Mt. Pinatubo's 1991 eruption donated P300,000 to victims of the recent eruption of Taal volcano. Joey Figueroa, president of the Federation of Small Scale Quarry Operators of Pampanga, on Monday handed the check to Pampanga Gov. Dennis Pineda at the capitol building. The check is paid to the province of Batangas. The federation, founded in 2008, has 50 members trading the sand to haulers who sell to the construction sector. Tax and administrative fee collected by the provincial government since 2010 have reached more than P2.1 billion. Pineda said he would turn over the check to Batangas Gov. Dodo Mandanas within ...

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