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Scuffle breaks out in crowd as Labour MP speaks

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 12:24
A scuffle breaks out at the vote count for Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell's constituency of Hayes and Harrington as he was announced the winner in the UK election there.
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Boris Johnson claims ‘powerful new mandate’ for Brexit

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:58
LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it looks like his Conservative Party has won "a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done" in the country's general election. He says the work of delivering Brexit will begin as soon as all the results are in.     Johnson called the election "historic" as he was announced the winner of his Uxbridge constituency in suburban London.   Johnson's Conservative Party appeared on course Friday to win a solid majority of seats in Britain's Parliament--- a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.   ...

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Palace renews call for Congress to pass FOI bill

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:56
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Friday renewed its call for Congress to pass a Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill, one of the campaign promises of President Rodrigo Duterte that has yet to be fulfilled. In his speech during the FOI Awards in Makati on Thursday, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar cited the need to pass an FOI law to push for transparency in the government. "Freedom of Information... must be implemented across the bureaucracy: the executive, legislature, judiciary, including the local government units. I still remain hopeful that our lawmakers will finally heed the call of the FOI-Project Management Office, the Civil Society Organizations, and the people, an...

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‘Friday the 13th’ road mishap kills 6 in Tacurong

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:53
TACURONG CITY --- Six persons, including a toddler, died, while six others were injured in a road mishap involving at least five vehicles along the national highway in this city of Sultan Kudarat Friday dawn (Dec. 13). Bogz Jamorabon, city disaster action officer, said a sports utility vehicle, a pickup truck, two tricycles and a motorbike were involved in the mishap. The accident occurred around 4 a.m. near the Land Bank of the Philippines- Tacurong Branch. Among the dead were a man, a woman, a toddler, and three children aged between six to 10 years old. Six more victims were rushed by rescuers to hospitals./lzb...

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Motorcycle driver run over by truck dies in Samar

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:44
MOTIONG, Samar --- A motorcycle driver died after he was ran over by a truck about 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Sitio Banago, Barangay 1-A here. Police Captain Ruel Cantillas, Motiong chief of police, identified the victim as Arnel Aano. The investigation showed that Aano was traversing a curve lane bound for Paranas, Samar on board his motorcycle when he hit a stray dog on the street. He lost control of the motorcycle, which was eventually bumped by an incoming fuel tank truck at the opposite lane. The victim was brought to the Samar Provincial Hospital but attending physicians pronounced him dead on arrival. The fuel tank driver voluntarily surrendered to the l...

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North Korea and Trump escalate war of words

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:37
A senior North Korean official has slammed President Donald Trump and called him an "old man who lost his patience," the latest in an escalating war of words between the two countries. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
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Execs claiming monthly budget of P10K enough for family of 5 dared to live on P71 daily

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:36
MANILA, Philippines --- Government officials who claim that a family of five could get by on a P10,727 budget per month should try living on a P71 per day budget, House Deputy Minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said Friday. The opposition lawmaker issued thechallengeafterPhilippine Statistics Authority Assistant (PSA) Secretary Rosalinda Bautista on Wednesday saidP10,727 is the minimum income that a family of five needs for basic food and non-food items. Bautista added that a P7, 528 average monthly budget for food is sufficient for a family of five. These claims, Zarate said, arebeing usedbyofficials to justify the present national minimum wage in ...

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PLDT, Smart, and MVP Sports Foundation celebrate the success of Filipino athletes

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:29
Following the Philippines' smashing victory in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, it's time to celebrate the shining achievements of Filipino athletes. Leading telco and digital services provider PLDT, its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc., and the MVP Sports Foundation have launched a campaign to highlight the efforts and accomplishments of winning Filipino sports people. The campaign starts off with a 60-second video feature entitled, "Winner."It features athletes like rising badmintonstar Bianca Carlos, world champion gymnast Carlos Yulo, 3-time Finals MVP in the UAAP Thirdy Ravena, and the multi-medaled Philippine Arnis team, among others. The video captures the strug...

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Americans: Watch the next few hours in the UK closely

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:27
Americans: Watch the next few hours in the UK closely.
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DILG panel finds Congress’ version of Cha-cha ‘wanting’

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:23
MANILA, Philippines -- A Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) panel tasked to handle constitutional reform affairs has sought more amendments in charter change (cha-cha) proposal that a House of Representatives committee recently approved. According to the Inter-Agency Task Force Constitutional Reform (Task Force CORE), while they welcome the approval from the Committee on constitutional amendments, they are also looking for other political and electoral reforms along with provisions favoring federalism. DILG Undersecretary and Task Force CORE executive director Jonathan Malaya in a statement on Friday said the reforms in the proposed charter lacks provisions about an...

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MRT-3 bares train schedule for the holidays

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:03
MANILA, Philippines --- The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) released on Friday its holiday season train schedule.   In a Facebook post, the MRT-3 announced its train services schedule from Dec. 16, 2019, to Jan. 3, 2020, which is as follows:   Dec. 16 to Dec. 19, Dec. 20, Dec. 26 and 27   -First train from North Ave. station will leave at 4:40 a.m. while the last train will depart 9:10 p.m.   -First train from Taft Ave. station will leave at 5:41 a.m. while the last train will leave at 10:11 p.m.   Dec. 21, 22, 28, 29, and 30 -First train from North Ave. station will leave at 4:40 a.m. while the last train will depart at 9:10 p....

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MLB removing weed from list of 'drugs of abuse'

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:00
Major League Baseball will begin testing players for opioids and remove marijuana from its list of "drugs of abuse," as part of its updated drug program, the league and the players union said Thursday in a news release.
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DOT launches Metro Manila food guide app

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:51
MANILA, Philippines - A new mobile application featuring a food guide around Metro Manila has been launched by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as part of its efforts to promote the country as a global culinary destination.     The mobile app - My Metro Manila, now available for download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, features a guide on local cuisines, restaurants and even tourist spots around the metropolis.   It also comes with a real-time message feature enabling users to forward queries to DOT - National Capital Region representatives.   DOT will also soon roll out its accredited tours and accommodations listings within the appl...

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Bad weather hampers power restoration in parts of Albay

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:43
LEGAZPI CITY ---- Bad weather has hampered the restoration of electricity in parts of Albay, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said on Friday. "Due to inclement weather and non-stop heavy rains, NGCP's restoration work at the Daraga-Tiwi 230kV line stopped at 11 p.m. last night (Thursday) to ensure the safety our crew," NGCP said in an advisory. Electricity was expected to be restored on Thursday, ten days after Typhoon "Tisoy" (international name: Kammuri) toppled thousands of power lines. Pat Guttierez, spokesperson of Albay Power Energy Corp, said the primary lines were ready on the expected date of restoration. "As of now the NGCP has no advise yet s...

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Makati subway to connect to Skytrain

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:09
The upcoming Makati subway system is set to link up with the Makati-Taguig skytrain to be built by the group of property tycoon Andrew Tan at the EDSA-Guadalupe area, where a common station will be built. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc. said Makati City Subway Inc. (MCSI) had accepted a term sheet from Megaworld Corp. for the creation of a joint venture company that would develop a common station for Makati subway system and the proposed Skytrain of Infracorp Development Inc., a related company of Megaworld. Meanwhile, MCSI executed a separate construction agreement with China Construction First Group Corp. Limited (...

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India death row inmate: Just let the pollution kill me

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:03
One of six men convicted of brutally beating and raping a student on a bus in New Delhi in 2012 is asking the country's judiciary to spare him from the death penalty.
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LIST: Canceled flights on December 13

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 09:59
MANILA, Philippines --- Several domestic flights were canceled on Friday due to inclement weather in some parts of the country. In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said the following flights have been canceled as of 9:30 a.m.: Cebu Pacific 5J 196 Manila-Cauayan City 5J 197 Cauayan City-Manila CebGo DG 6009 Manila-Basco DG 6010 Basco-Manila DG 6151 Manila Basco DG 6152 Basco-Manila   The state weather bureau said that Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to the northeast monsoon or "amihan," easterlies and localized thunderstorms.   Extreme Nort...

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EU leaders break stalemate over climate target, claim deal

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 09:37
BRUSSELS - EU leaders broke a deadlock early Friday and claimed a deal over a key climate target, committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, even though Poland, one of the blocs biggest economies, still held out.     Two days after the EU's new commission chief unveiled her "European Green Deal" to fight climate change, heads of state and government claimed victory during a summit in Brussels, calling it a major step forward in the continent's ambition to remain a global climate leader.   "We reached an agreement on climate change. It is crucial," EU Council President Charles Michel said.   Poland failed to commit to the deal but couldn'...

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Duterte graces Manny Villar’s birthday celebration

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 09:35
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte graced last Wednesday night the birth anniversary celebration of businessman and former Senate President Manny Villar days after he alluded to the family as a potential water concessionaire following issues on the contract with current Metro Manila water concessionaires.   https://twitter.com/DJEsguerraINQ/status/1205284901731258368   Duterte likewise attended the inauguration of the Tent at Vista Global South in Las Pias City, the Villars' bailiwick.   The President has been cordial with the Villar family, even saying that he would support its patriarch if he seeks the presidency once again.   ...

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New Zealand recovers 6 bodies days after volcanic eruption

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 09:29
WHAKATANE, New Zealand - New Zealand military specialists recovered six bodies from a small volcanic island Friday days after an eruption claimed at least eight other lives and left a toxic and volatile landscape.     The eight specialists wearing protective clothing and using breathing apparatuses landed by helicopter and found six of the bodies thought to remain on White Island since the eruption Monday. The bodies were airlifted to a ship near the island off New Zealand's eastern coast where scientists and other police and military personnel monitored the risky operation.   Scientists have warned that gases on the island are so toxic and corrosive tha...

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