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Naked man arrested while trying to ride bus with kids on board

25 min 49 sec ago
A naked man was arrested after he attempted to board a school bus with children inside last Thursday, Jan. 23. Brandon Stegman tried to enter the vehicle in Arkansas, USA, but was stopped by a bystander, as per NBC-affiliate KARK on the same day. Stegman was prying open the bus' doors when the unidentified bystander who saw him kicked Stegman's fingers. Moments later, police arrived at the scene and found Stegman running around and pulling on tree branches. According to the report, Stegman struck the officers' car windows with a stick when one of them disembarked from the vehicle. The policeman then ordered Stegman to lay down the stick and get on the ground. However, he refused...

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Virus crisis adds pressure on slowing Chinese economy

27 min 13 sec ago
BEIJING -- Cinemas empty, high-speed train trips cancelled, tourist sites closed, an entire province shut down: The extraordinary measures taken by China to contain a deadly coronavirus threaten to dent an already fragile economy. With the world's number-two economy increasingly reliant on its consumers to drive growth, the virus has struck at the worst possible time with hundreds of millions of people fanned out across the country for the Lunar New Year holiday. Gross domestic product expanded last year, its slowest pace in three decades, hit by weak domestic demand and the trade war with the United States. Still, figures in the final three months pointed to some stabil...

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2 drug suspects killed in Cavite bust

42 min 46 sec ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Two suspected drug pushers were killed in a buy-bust operation in Dasmarias, Cavite late night Monday.   Police said the still-unidentified suspects opened fire at the undercover police officers during the bust, triggering a shootout at about 11:30 p.m. at Brgy. Burol-Main.   The undercover officers then returned fire, killing the two suspects immediately.   Taken from the suspects were two caliber .38 revolvers, a sachet of suspected shabu, and the P700 marked cash used in the bust.     Edited by MUF     ...

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DOH monitoring 24 patients for suspected novel coronavirus

47 min 5 sec ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday that the Philippines have 24 patients under investigation (PUIs) for the suspected novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.   In a press conference, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III initially said they are monitoring 22 PUIs for the 2019-nCoV.   But as of 1:30 p.m., Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said that an additional five PUIs were reported in the National Capital Region.   "As of 1:30 p.m. [an] additional five PUIs are in Metro Manila PUIs. We have now 27 persons under investigation in the Philippines," Domingo said at the press conference.   Domingo then...

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WATCH: Fun Japanese tourism promo calls for ‘respectful, enjoyable’ travel

52 min 51 sec ago
Who says laying down rules are supposed to be always deadpan serious? Japan certainly does not think so, and their new tourism video urging tourists to obey and respect their laws and traditions proves the point. Despite being only 39 seconds long, Japan's new, quirky tourism promo was able to showcase several Japanese customs and traditions while also asking tourists to be respectful and responsible. The promo was uploaded by state-owned Japanese television network NHK World on Twitter yesterday, Jan. 27. https://twitter.com/NHKWORLD_News/status/1221738693561585670 The video starts with a samurai, donning a straw hat and the traditional Japanese garment yukata, who flashily...

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PDEA takes custody of 2 minors caught in Kidapawan drug bust

58 min 40 sec ago
KIDAPAWAN CITY----Two minors, aged 16 and 17, are now in the custody of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after they were caught selling dried marijuana leaves in a buy-bust operation on Monday (Jan. 27) afternoon.   Regional PDEA spokesperson Kath Abad said the minors were arrested when they sold the dried marijuana leaves to an undercover agent.   When frisked, police and PDEA operatives found in the minors' possession more marijuana leaves in 42 sachets. The total street value of the drugs seized was estimated at P20,000.   One of the minors also yielded sachets of suspected shabu, or crystal meth, worth at least P12,000, according to the P...

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IS tries to stage comeback amid rising US-Iran tensions

1 hour 5 min ago
BEIRUT --- The Islamic State group's self-styled "caliphate" across parts of Iraq and Syria seemed largely defeated last year, with the loss of its territory, the killing of its founder in a U.S. raid and an unprecedented crackdown on its social media propaganda machine. But tensions between the United States and Iran and the resulting clash over the U.S. military presence in the region provide a comeback opportunity for the extremist group, whose remnants have been gradually building up a guerrilla campaign over the past year, experts say. American troops in Iraq had to pause their operations against IS for nearly two weeks amid the tensions. From the other side, Iranian-backe...

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After 4 years in hiding, Cebu murder suspect nabbed in Kidapawan

1 hour 26 min ago
KIDAPAWAN CITY ---- You may run away from the law, but you can't forever hide from it. After more than four years of hiding, a murder suspect who is listed among Cebu's "most wanted" persons, was arrested here on Sunday afternoon. Lt. Col. Ramil Hojilla, Kidapawan City police director, said murder suspect Ernesto Bejec Gamboa, 56, was arrested in Purok 7 of Barangay San Roque here through a joint operation of the city police, and Regional Intelligence Units of Central Visayas and Soccsksargen police. Gamboa has a pending arrest warrant issued by the Argao, Cebu Regional Trial Court Branch 26 on September 10, 2015, for murder. Hojilla said Gamboa went into hiding in a rented h...

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HP offers free delivery on original HP Supplies ordered from participating online stores

1 hour 28 min ago
MANILA, Philippines - HP is not only making it fast and convenient to order printing supplies through various online channels, it is also making deliveries free of charge! From January 27 to February 9, 2020, every purchase of original HP Supplies at participating online stores entitles buyers to free deliveries within Metro Manila. The participating original HP Supplies includes HP 63 Black and Tri-color Original Ink Cartridge, HP 63XL High Yield Black and Tri-color Original Ink Cartridge, HP 678 Black and Tri-color Ink Cartridge Twin 2-Pack, HP 678 Black / Tri-color Ink Cartridge Combo 2-Pack, HP 680 Black Ink Cartridge 2-Pack, HP 680 Color/Black Ink Cartridge Combo 2-Pack, H...

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Quezon solon calls for review of PH Fisheries Code

1 hour 34 min ago
LUCENA CITY ---- Quezon Rep. David Suarez was set to call for a review of the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 for its alleged failure to improve the lives of Filipino fishers. "In my nine years as governor, I noticed that most fishermen have not improved their livelihood. I think we have to review the Philippine Fisheries Code," Suarez, a neophyte solon, and former Quezon governor said. Last year, Suarez filed a bill for the creation of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. The proposed law has been pending with the Committee on Government Reorganization since August. Suarez noted that the Philippines consists of 7,100 islands, with a coastline of 36,289 kilometer...

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NCRPO to start weight loss program next week

1 hour 42 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Overweight Metro Manila cops will have to start trimming their bulging muffin tops as the National Capital Regional Office (NCRPO) kickstarts its weight loss program. NCRPO acting chief Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas said he will launch Tuesday next week the Body Mass Index (BMI) Reduction program, where all obese cops will be ordered to participate. BMI is an indicator of high body fatness, and which can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sinas added that he will personally lead the NCRPO personnel in doing the weight loss program. This weight loss initiative ...

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Rodriguez sees need for ‘anti-balimbing’ provision in Constitution

1 hour 47 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez on Tuesday recognized the need for an anti-turncoatism provision in the country's Constitution, saying there are a lot of "balimbings" (turncoats) in Philippine politics.   "Balimbing" is a common term used by Filipinos to describe someone who easily changes sides. In Philippine politics, the term refer to politicians who easily transfer from one political party to another---usually to the dominant political party following an election.   "Certainly, anti-turncoatism is also needed by our country because there are so many balimbings in the political scene," Rodriguez, wh...

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DFA: Filipinos in China can come home, but will be placed under quarantine

1 hour 49 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Any Filipino living in China can back home, so as long as they agree to place themselves under quarantine following the virus scare caused by the novel coronavirus, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday. "As Secretary Francisco Duque III said as chair of the inter-agency task force, we came out with the decision, the task force has come out with the decision that any Filipino who wants to come home can come home, except that they will be placed under quarantine for 14 days, also for their own protection as well as the protection of their families also," DFA Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said in a press briefing with the Department of Health (DOH)....

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Palace welcomes murder charges vs employers of slain OFW in Kuwait

1 hour 49 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines---While it welcomes the filing of murder charges against the employers of slain Filipina domestic worker Jeanelyn Villavende, Malacaang on Tuesday said the total deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait stays. "That's good. That's what we wanted, justice, and for them to be charged. We welcome that," presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said partly in Filipino during a Palace press briefing. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in a Senate hearing on Tuesday revealed that he has been informed of the filing of a murder case against a Kuwaiti couple who were Villavende's employers. He also confirmed that one of the suspects works for...

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LOOK: Ellen Adarna seen with mystery man in Spain

1 hour 55 min ago
Ellen Adarna has given a peek at her travels in Europe, including some companions whom she bonded with in her few weeks in Spain. The actress shared pictures of her travels on Instagram last Jan. 23. One of them shows her hugging a man who is only identified as Carlos Lemus. The picture was taken in Spain, which she captioned, "Central America in Madrid." She also tagged him in a picture last Jan. 25 where their backs face the camera. Lemus replied with heart-eyed emoji and red heart emoji on the picture of them together. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7t0pI2F1tm/ Adarna has yet to elaborate further on their relationship, but she has been one to keep her love life under wra...

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Ex-village chief nabbed in Catanduanes buy-bust

1 hour 57 min ago
LEGAZPI CITY ---- A former village chief was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Pandan, Catanduanes on Tuesday morning. Lieutenant Roderick Bino, officer-in-charge of the Pandan police, said Alexander Lopez, 46, former village chief of Canlubi, was arrested after selling a sachet of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer in the same village at 6:20 a.m. Bino said Canlubi was included in the national watch list for illegal drugs and in the top 10 illegal drug priority targets of Catanduanes. Recovered from the suspect were 37 pieces of small heat-sealed sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of P50,000 and .38 revolver with three live ammunitio...

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WHO says still probing if Chinese virus can spread before symptoms

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GENEVA--The World Health Organization has said it remained unclear if the deadly coronavirus spreading in China and beyond is contagious during its incubation period, before symptoms appear. The virus, which can cause a pneumonia-likeacute respiratory infection, has in a matter of weeks killed more than 80 people and infected some 2,740 in China, while cases have been identified in more than a dozen other countries. In a fresh report on the new virus, known as 2019nCoV, the UN health agency said current estimates put the incubation period for the virus at between two and 10 days. "Understanding the time when infected patients may transmit the virus to others is critical for ...

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Pampanga lawyer, driver killed in ambush

2 hours 10 min ago
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO ---- A lawyer and his driver were killed in an ambush around 9:30 a.m. in Sta. Rita town in Pampanga on Tuesday, police said. Three gunmen fired at lawyer Anselmo "Sato" Carlos and Marcial Mendoza as the latter's car came to a halt across the San Vicente Church along the provincial road. The suspects used .45-caliber guns, shooting the victims on their neck, head, and chest, according to the police report. The suspects left the scene onboard a motorcycle. An INQUIRER source said one of the attackers was an Aeta tribesman. The ambush site was some 20 meters away from the house of Pampanga Gov. Dennis Pineda. Police have yet to determine the motive of th...

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DOH urged to deny entry into Subic of cruise ship with Chinese tourists

2 hours 16 min ago
OLONGAPO CITY ---- Local officials here have urged the Department of Health (DOH) to stop the port call at Subic Bay of a cruise ship carrying close to 1,000 Chinese tourists amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China. M/V Dream World, which is docked at Manila Bay, is scheduled to arrive at Subic Bay on Wednesday. Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. said the port call of cruise ships must be temporarily stopped "until the threat [of coronavirus] has been controlled." Paulino said various cities worldwide have already implemented lock-downs in response to the disease. Wilma Eisma, chair of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, said she had asked DOH officials to reverse its ...

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