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Skipping breakfast may encourage poor dietary habits in teenagers

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:55
Many myths continue to swirl around the idea of breakfast. Is there an ideal time to eat in the morning in order to avoid gaining weight? Is it really the most important meal of the day? There are numerous studies on the subject and many contradict one another. Nutritionists do tend to agree that its importance varies according to individuals: some absolutely need to eat breakfast, while others are able to skip it. A new study published in Scientific Reports, however, suggests that there is a connection between bad dietary habits and an increased risk of being overweight for adolescents. By analyzing data from two large surveys performed in Europe and in Brazil among 3,528 teenage...

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Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:46
TAIPEI --- Migrant workers in Taipei will be able to obtain basic medical checks and haircuts free of cost on Aug. 11, under an initiative launched earlier in the year by the city government, an official said Tuesday. The medical checks will cover height, weight, body fat, and blood pressure readings as well as eye and dental examinations, according to Chen En-mei (), a secretary at the Taipei City Foreign and Disabled Labor Office (FDLO), which is organizing the event. Migrant workers who wish to have those checks, as well as free haircuts, will be required to present their alien resident certificates and national health insurance cards at the venue at Taipei Main Station, Che...

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4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental town

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:31
MANILA, Philippines --- A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck the waters off Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental in the early hours of Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.   The quake struck at 12:39 a.m. 40 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso.   Phivolcs said that the tremor was of tectonic origin, and had a 29-kilometer depth of focus.   Residents in the area should not expect any damage or aftershocks, Phivolcs added. / gsg  ...

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Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:28
Veteran actor Bodjie Pascua minced no words against the administration after Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte is open to make the controversial Dengvaxia vaccines usable again, in light of the rising dengue cases in the Philippines. Pascua took to social media where he shared an INQUIRER.net report about Panelo, who said on Wednesday, July 31, that President Rodrigo Duterte is open to "anything that will benefit the Filipino people," but clarified they would need experts to support calls for the return of Dengvaxia. Panelo's remarks came after former Health Secretary Janette Garin urged the administration to "listen to real experts" and allow t...

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LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:03
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted clearing operations on Thursday morning in cities of Pasig and Pateros.     https://twitter.com/dygalvezinq/status/1156721980957085696?s=21     This is the second round of its clearing operations following the Department of the Interior and LocalGovernment's order (DILG) to remove obstructions in metro roads within 60 days.     Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and Pateros Mayor Ike Ponce joined the MMDA in clearing roads of illegal structures such as signposts, parked vehicles, and illegal vendors.     &nbs...

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Booker's Biden dig draws audible gasps

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:39
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) have an exchange over criminal justice records during the second night of the CNN Democratic primary debate.
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Democrats fight over health care, immigration at debate

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:37
DETROIT - Democrats intensified an acrimonious battle over health care on Wednesday that showcased deep divisions within the party and focused on the dispute between former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris.     Their divisions were reinforced by their ideological allies from the progressive and moderate wings of the party, with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker occasionally playing the role of peacemaker.   Biden charged that Harris' health care plan would cost taxpayers $3 trillion even after two terms in office and would force middle-class taxes to go up, not down. He said that would put Democrats at a disadvantage against President...

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US fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurt

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:31
LOS ANGELES - A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts routinely watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars Canyon, officials said.     The crash sent dark smoke billowing in the air, said Aaron Cassell, who was working at his family's Panamint Springs Resort about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away and was the first to report the crash to park dispatch.   "I just saw a black mushroom cloud go up," Cassell told The Associated Press. "Typically you don't see a mushroom cloud in the desert."   A search was underway f...

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Man fires a gun in a Kentucky park at alleged Bigfoot, couple says

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:29
A couple camping at a national park in Kentucky said they were rousted from their tent by a man who told them he had seen a Bigfoot.
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Batanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWH

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:26
  MANILA, Philippines -- The killer earthquake that jolted Itbayat, Batanes last week damaged an estimated P292 million worth of infrastructure, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported.     In a statement, DPWH said that most of the damaged structures are located in Barangay San Rafael (P103.36 million, 269 totally and partially-damaged structures).   "As of latest damage assessment of the DPWH which was conducted from July 29 to 30, 2019, the estimated P292 million covers the damage of 978 residential, public building, roads, and slope protection structures in Barangays Sta. Lucia, San Rafael, Sta. Rosa, Sta. Maria, and Raele...

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Xia Vigor is lead child actress in Filipino remake of ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:25
  MANILA, Philippines --- Child actress Xia Vigor is joining Aga Muhlach and Bela Padilla in the Filipino adaptation of the hit Korean film "Miracle in Cell No. 7."   Muhlach shared the news Wednesday night by posting a photo with the 10-year-old actress.   https://www.instagram.com/p/B0lHQuQDXCh/   "Me and my leading lady! Xia Vigor! Sobrang cute! Grabe! She plays my daughter in the movie 'Miracle in Cell No. 7,'" Muhlach wrote as caption.   "Excited to announce the many great actors I'll be working with in this movie. Soon!!" he added.   Vigor will portray the role of Ye-seung, daughter of Yong-gu (Muhlach), a mentally chal...

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Suspected drug peddler killed in Albay bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:15
  LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines --- A suspected illegal drug pusher was killed in a police buy-bust operation in Polangui town in Albay province on Wednesday night.   Albay police assistant information officer Corporal Charmie Mayores said Ronald Viterbo was the target of a buy-bust operation in Barangay (village) Napo at around 9:25 p.m.   According to police, Viterbo opened fire at the undercover police officer who posed as the buyer during the bust, forcing the officer to shoot back. Viterbo was killed on the spot, police said.   The undercover police officer bought suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) worth P1,000 from the Viterbo, the Albay police sa...

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BPI nets P13.74B in H1

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 08:58
MANILA, Philippines - Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) grew its second quarter net profit by 46.8 percent year-on-year to P7.01 billion, as higher trading gains and fee-based income complemented the double-digit expansion in net interest earnings.   This brought the six-month net profit to P13.74 billion, rising by 24.6 percent from the previous year, BPI disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday.   Comprehensive income for the first half went up by 62.8 percent year-on-year to P15.25 billion.   Total revenues for the first half increased by 23.3 percent to P45.90 billion, driven by a 24.1percent year-on-year growth in net inter...

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Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 08:51
MANILA, Philippines -- The Pateros police arrested a man who posed as a colleague and questioned the presence of legitimate law enforcers conducting follow up operations in Barangay Aguho on Thursday.   Arrested was Benirben Barrun, 38, a Masbate native and currently residing in Taguig City, who identified himself as a PO3 Torrente.     The Southern Police District (SPD) said that a team from the Pateros police's Warrant and Subpoena Section (WSS) were following up a robbery case along P. Herrera Street when "PO3 Torrente", clad in a Philippine National Police patrol shirt and bullcap questioned their presence in the area.   When he failed to ...

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Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 08:35
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Sonny Angara is pushing for an investigation on the reported overstocking of some P18 billion worth of medicines by the Department of Health (DOH) in its warehouses.   Angara, who heads the Senate Committee on Finance, filed Senate Resolution No. 53 Wednesday calling for a probe into the matter raised by the Commission on Audit (COA) in its 2018 report on DOH.   COA's 2018 report on DOH stated that the agency has accumulated over P18 billion worth of drugs and medicines inside its warehouses, with a portion of it nearing expiry.   Angara said the DOH's wastage of millions worth of medicines "is becoming like dengue, it has ...

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