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Manny Pacquiao signs with Conor McGregor management team

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:57
MANILA, Philippines---Manny Pacquiao has signed with agency Paradigm Sports Management for the "final years" of his boxing career. The move also bolstered speculations of a potential project with UFC superstar Conor McGregor as Paradigm also represents the former MMA World champion. "I am proud to partner with Paradigm Sports Management and am excited for the opportunities that [Paradigm president and CEO] Audie Attar and PSM have to offer," said Pacquiao in a statement included in report from ESPN's Dan Rafael. https://twitter.com/AudieAttar/status/1227360168825909248 "One thing I want everyone to remember is to always think positively. Never think negatively; that is th...

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‘We will live without VFA’ – PH armed forces chief

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:56
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines will live without theVisiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. Newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff, General Felimon Santos Jr., declared this shortly after the Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed his appointment on Wednesday. Santos said the AFP supports President Rodrigo Duterte's decisionto scrap VFA.   "It's a political decision. We'll support him,"the AFP chief said in an interview at the Senate afterhis confirmation. "And we will live without VFA," Santos added, noting how the Philippines managed to survive when the two nations terminated the bases agreement from 1991 to 1997...

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Another drug pusher falls in Lucena drug sting

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:51
LUCENA CITY ---- Another suspected drug pusher was arrested in a buy-bust operation here at noon Wednesday, police said. Anti-illegal drug operatives collared Bryan Aristotelis, 31, after he sold a plastic sachet of "shabu" (crystal meth) to a police agent in a drug deal in Barangay 7 at 11:50 a.m., Lt. Colonel Romulo Albacea, Lucena police chief, said in a report. The suspect, who is in the list of street-level illegal drug peddlers, yielded seven sachets of shabu worth P6,300. The suspect was detained at the city police jail. He is facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Edited by Lzb  ...

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‘Exhausted’: Doctors at China’s virus epicenter overworked and unprotected

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:45
BEIJING --- Doctors on the frontline of China's new coronavirus epidemic are facing a daunting task: treat an ever-growing number of infected patients and risk getting infected themselves due to a drastic shortage of masks and other protective equipment. Tired and understaffed, medical workers have had to deal with thousands of new cases per week in Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the outbreak that first emerged late last year. Many doctors have had to see patients without proper masks or protective body suits, resorting to reusing the same equipment when they should be changed regularly. Some have even worn diapers to avoid having to take off the equipment and make it last ...

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Trump's Roger Stone power play reveals a presidency unleashed

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:37
By bulldozing into Roger Stone's sentencing, Donald Trump sparked a mutiny by four career prosecutors, raised fears about the impartial administration of justice and showed how his impeachment acquittal unchained an already rampant presidency.
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Tiger Woods still struggling to get to grips with Kobe Bryant’s death

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:36
More than two weeks after Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, Tiger Woods is among those who find the shock may have worn off but disbelief remains. "It's hard to put into words what transpired and the fact that it's a reality," 15-time major golf champion Woods said Tuesday at Riviera Country Club, where he is preparing to tee off Thursday in the Genesis Invitational. "Part of me thinks that it's not real." The 41-year-old Bryant, a retired NBA legend with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in the January 26 crash in the Santa Monica Mountains west of Los Angeles. They were on their way to a girls' basketball tou...

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2 Filipinos from Wuhan test negative for COVID-19, says DOH

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:31
MANILA, Philippines - The two diarrhea-stricken Filipinos repatriated from Wuhan in China's Hubei province tested negative for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.   Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said the one-year-old male and the 34-year-old female who were among the 32 repatriated Filipinos from the epicenter of the outbreak were initially admitted to hospital but will be sent back to the New Clark City quarantine zone.   The Athletes' Village of the New Clark City serves as a quarantine area for repatriated Filipinos from the virus' ground zero who arrived in the country on Sunday.   The quarantine per...

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New York Knicks NBA’s highest valued team at $4.6 billion

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:29
NEW YORK --- Forbes is listing the average value of NBA franchises over $2 billion for the first time, a figure that has grown nearly 600% in the last decade. The average NBA franchise is now valued at just over $2.1 billion, with Forbes saying the New York Knicks --- worth $4.6 billion by the magazine's calculations --- ranking atop the league list. The Los Angeles Lakers were listed with a worth of $4.4 billion by Forbes, with the Golden State Warriors at $4.3 billion. The rest of the top 10: Chicago ($3.2 billion), Boston ($3.1 billion), the Los Angeles Clippers ($2.6 billion), Brooklyn ($2.5 billion), Houston ($2.475 billion), Dallas ($2.4 billion) and Toronto ($2.1 bill...

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Colmenares on Calida petition vs ABS-CBN: ‘Nagpapasikat kay Duterte’

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:27
    MANILA, Philippines --- "Sa akin ang conclusion ko diyan, nagpapasikat si SolGen Calida kay President Duterte."   (My conclusion is SolGen Calida is showing off to President Duterte.)   Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares said this Wednesday after Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a quo warranto petition before the Supreme Court against ABS-CBN in order to stop the supposed "abusive practices" of the network.   Colmenares said that Calida has done the same act before, citing the impeachment of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno who was also ousted in response to a quo warranto petition.   "Inutusan ni Pres...

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Patients under coronavirus watch breach 400 mark – DOH

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:21
MANILA, Philippines --- The number of patients under observation for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has breached the 400 mark, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Wednesday.   Of the 408 patients under observation, 238 are still admitted in hospitals, and 165 have been discharged as of 12 noon Wednesday, Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said in a press briefing.   The three individuals who earlier tested positive for the virus were likewise counter as patients under observation - the 44-year-old Chinese man who died on Feb. 1, his partner, a 38-year-old Chinese woman who was already discharged on Saturday, and the 60-year-old Chinese woman who ha...

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Charo Santos lauds Daniel Padilla: ‘He amazes me in every scene!’

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:18
Charo Santos expressed her admiration for Daniel Padilla after they finished shooting their new film "Whether the Weather Is Fine" yesterday, Feb. 11. "This kid is really something!" the seasoned actress said in her Instagram post on the same day. https://www.instagram.com/p/B8bNhFDHkoD/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "Been watching him since he started pero iba pala (but it is different) when you get to work with him... at lalo pa (and especially) when you get to actually know him!" she added. Santos also stated that Padilla "amazes [her] in every scene." Working with the actor even gets her kilig (giddy) every time, she admitted. She then jokingly said sorry to his girlfriend, Kathryn...

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How effective are travel bans against coronavirus spread?

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:14
How effective are travel bans in stopping the spread of coronavirus? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins Anderson Cooper to answer viewers' questions about the coronavirus outbreak. Watch "Full Circle" every weeknight at 5 p.m. ET.
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Vice Ganda slams trolls as ABS-CBN seeks franchise renewal

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:11
Vice Ganda aired out his frustration with regard to internet trolls spreading inaccurate information about his home media network, ABS-CBN, amid its pending franchise renewal. While the media conglomerate's legislative franchise renewal is currently being discussed in Congress, the TV network denied allegations that it had unpaid taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) as well as to any financial institution yesterday, Feb. 11. The comedian tried to make light of the situation by addressing the trolls in a humorous way on his Twitter account on the same day. Vice listed a series of fees that the media company could be accused of failing to pay by detractors, to the point ...

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Four survive 32 days adrift in Pacific

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:08
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Four people survived a month adrift in the Pacific by eating coconuts and drinking rainwater in an ordeal that claimed the lives of eight of their companions, including a baby, reports said Wednesday. The group, from Papua New Guinea's Bougainville province, is believed to have spent 32 days at sea. The Solomon Star News reported the group set off from Bougainville on December 22, intending to celebrate Christmas in the Carteret Islands, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) away. But survivor Dominic Stally said their small boat capsized and a number of the group drowned. The rest managed to right the vessel but there were further fatalities as they floa...

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Japan's Sapporo Snow Festival had to import its snow this year

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:05
From towering Star Wars sculptures and a 100-meter-long snow slide to food and parties, Sapporo's snow festival is a major tourism magnet for Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.
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AFP chief Felimon Santos Jr. gets CA nod

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:05
MANILA, Philippines -- The powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the ad interim appointment of newly-installed chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Felimon Santos Jr. No CA members objected when a motion was made on the floor for Santos'confirmation. Before his appointment as AFP chief in January this year, Santos served as commander of the 7th Infantry Division before becoming the 11th commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command. READ: Eastmincom head Felimon Santos is new AFP chief He also once served as the head of the 11th Intelligence Service Unit based in Davao City and became the Army's Group Commander of Intelligence Service Grou...

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Trump wants Pentagon to review impeachment witness’ conduct

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:59
WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that the Pentagon should review the conduct of a former White House national security aide who played a central role in the Democrats' impeachment case and potentially consider disciplinary action against him. Army Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, who until last week was detailed by the Pentagon to the White House, testified before the House impeachment panel that Trump inappropriately pushed Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Vindman was ousted from his job on the White House National Security Council (NSC) on Friday, just two days after the Senate acquitted Trum...

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3 Soccsksargen cops face dismissal for cockfighting

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:55
KORONADAL CITY ---- At least three policemen in the Soccsksargen region are facing dismissal for allegedly getting caught cockfighting, the region's top police official revealed. Police Brigadier General Alfred Corpus, regional police director, bared this as he warned subordinates they would be severely punished if they are caught violating the "no-take policy" directive of national police chief General Archie Francisco Gamboa. Corpus reechoed Gamboa's order to police officers to avoid accepting bribes or getting involved in gambling and illegal drug activities. Corpus also reiterated the new police chief's "one-strike policy" against illegal gambling. "For those who think th...

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Sanders: Our victory here marks the end for Trump

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:42
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) thanks his supporters as he gave a victory speech at his campaign watch party in Manchester, New Hampshire, saying the primary success marks the beginning of the end for President Donald Trump.
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