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Gordon asks DOJ to ‘perpetuate’ testimonies of ‘ninja cops’ probe witnesses

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 22 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- "Just in case something happens to them," Senator Richard Gordon has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to perpetuate the testimonies of three Pampanga cops and barangays officials who earlier faced the Senate inquiry into the controversial November 2013 drug sting in Mexico town.   Speaking with reporters in a phone patch interview at the Senate on Wednesday, Gordon explained that perpetuating the testimonies of the said witnesses would mean that they would go to court and execute their affidavit there.   "In this case, if anything happens---hopefully not---that will be admissible in court," Gordon, who is leading the Senate inv...

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Espenido vows to continue drive against illegal drugs in Bacolod

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 22 min ago
ILOILO CITY ---- Controversial police official Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido on Wednesday brushed aside concerns on his assignment to Bacolod City vowing to continue his controversial campaign against illegal drugs. "We are policemen, not criminals. We always protect the rights of the people," Espenido told reporters at the Camp Gen. Martin Delgado, the regional police headquarters here. Espenido, former Ozamiz City police chief, was formally promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Wednesday and was assigned as deputy police director for operations of the Bacolod City Police Office. Brig. Gen. Rene Pamuspusan, Western Visayas police director, and Col. Marlon Tayaba, chief of the...

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Free insurance for MMDA men: P10,000 for accidental death, P5,000 for murder, assault

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 25 min ago
Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic rule enforcers would soon get free non-life insurance coverage, according to the Insurance Commission (IC). Insurance companies from the groups Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association and Philippine Insurance Clubs on Tuesday, Oct. 15, signed a memorandum of agreement with the MMDA to provide accidental death and disability insurance coverage to MMDA personnel serving as traffic rule enforcers. The group insurance policy would be issued by Fortune Life General Insurance Corp Inc. and carry such benefits like P10,000 for accidental death, P5,000 for murder and assault, P1,000 in reimbursement for medical treatment for accident...

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BPI net profit jumps

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 25 min ago
Net profit of the Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands grew by 29.5 percent to P22.03 billion as a result of lending, treasury and fee-based businesses. In the third quarter of 2019 alone, BPI's net profit rose by 38.6 percent to P8.29 billion, the bank told the Philippine Stock Exchange in a disclosure on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Total revenue for the nine-month period increased by 24.8 percent to P71 billion, driven by a 19.8-percent growth in net interest income which reached P48.66 billion./TSB...

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Bohol now under calamity state due to El Niño

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 29 min ago
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol ---- Bohol has been placed under a state of calamity due to the effects of El Nio on its farms. The Bohol Provincial Board approved on Tuesday the recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to place the province under a state of calamity after assessing the affected areas. With the declaration, the local governments can start releasing their calamity funds to help affected sectors, particularly the farmers whose crops and livestock have been affected by the drought. Dr. Larry Pamugas, the acting provincial agriculturist, said 38 of 48 towns in Bohol are affected by El Nio. He said the damage to Bohol's agricultur...

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Pro boxer Charly Suarez won’t pass up chance to get SEA Games gold anew

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 30 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---Charly Suarez did not hesitate to answer when flag and country came calling back. The 2016 Olympian has already fought thrice as a professional boxer but the opportunity to bag another gold as part of the country's men's team in the coming Southeast Asian Games is something that he simply couldn't turn down. "We have to grab whatever opportunity that comes our way because we might not get the same opportunity again,"said Suarez in Filipino during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum Tuesday at the Amelie Hotel Manila. Suarez' coach and manager Delfin Bolhost thinks it's also best for his ward to come back and add a third SEA Games gold t...

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BIR launches ‘Hackatax’ contest for tax payment apps

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 37 min ago
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is inviting geeks to take part in its app development contest, dubbed "Hackatax", to make tax payments easier. In a statement, the BIR said the contest objective was to "address current taxpayer pain points" by simple tax forms and streamlined processes. The aim was to better serve self-employed taxpayers, including owners of micro and small enterprises and professionals. Developers who would take part in Hackatax, the BIR said, were "expected to develop solutions" to tax payment bottlenecks. The BIR acknowledged that the process for individual taxpayers was cumbersome at present. One has to visit a BIR office, "go through the inconvenienc...

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‘Is it always the man to blame?’: Derek Ramsay slams comments on his relationships

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 44 min ago
Derek Ramsay did not mince his words when he addressed a netizen who warned Andrea Torres about being in a relationship with him, citing that he "never settles down." The netizen, one @lermzmd on Instagram, made the remark after Ramsay shared a picture of a sweet kiss with Torres on his own page yesterday, Oct. 15. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3omzxEn5GR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Many of the actor's followers expressed their joy for the couple and wished them well, but @lermzmd chose to criticize their relationship instead. The Instagram user, addressing Torres, said, "[You are] just one of them. If [you] noticed he never settles down." "He will be single forever until he ...

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PH men’s baseball team escapes China in Asian Championships

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 54 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The Philippines continued its strong start, this time, pulling off a Houdini act in a 1-0 squeaker over China in the 2019 BFA Asian Baseball Championship Tuesday at Taichung Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan. The Nationals leaned on the solid performances by pitchers Romeo Jasmin and Miguel Salud to slip past a China side ranked 13 spots higher than the No. 33 Philippines. The Philippines improved to 2-0 in Group A while China slid to 1-1. The Filipinos dumped Pakistan, 11-0, in their opening game on Monday. They look to make it three in a row with another stunner against heavyweight South Korea on Thursday. A victory over the South Kor...

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BREAK: Robredo, Sotto net satisfaction ratings rise in Q3 2019 — SWS

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 55 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The net satisfaction rating of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III both increased in the third quarter of 2019, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.   SWS said 56 percent of adult Filipinos said they were satisfied with Robredo's performance while 23 percent said they were dissatisfied, giving the Vice President a net satisfaction rating of +33 which is deemed to be "good."   This was a five-point increase from Robredo's June 2019 net satisfaction rating of +28.   Robredo's net satisfaction rating increased in all areas in the country particularly in Mindanao.   &nbsp...

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World Bank sees PH poverty falling below 20% in 2020

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 2 min ago
Easing inflation and rising incomes are teaming up to bring poverty rate in the Philippines below 20 percent starting in 2020, according to World Bank projections. The World Bank's Macro Poverty Outlook for East Asia and the Pacific report released this week said poverty rate was likely to hover within 20.8 percent by end of 2019, down from 26 percent, or more than a quarter of the population, in 2015. The report was released on the sidelines of a WB meeting. The WB had estimated poverty rate at 24.5 percent in 2016, 23.1 percent in 2017 and 21.9 percent in 2018. WB poverty projections were based on lower middle-income poverty line of $3.20 per day./TSB...

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Ateneo: Measures in place to protect students, employees vs sexual harassment

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 10 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Ateneo de Manila University on Wednesday assured that measures are in place to protect its students and employees against sexual harassment. The university made the assurance after students and faculty members of Ateneo staged a protest Tuesday amid reports of sexual harassment in its campus. READ: Protests vs sexual harassment rock Ateneo "The Ateneo de Manila University does not tolerate or condone sexual harassment by any member of its community," the campus' University Marketing and Communications Office said in a statement. "Measures are in place to ensure age protection of our students and employees from any form of sexual harassment, at the ...

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Leyte town poll exec shot dead

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 12 min ago
TACLOBAN CITY ---- An election official of MacArthur town in Leyte province was shot dead by two unidentified assailants on Tuesday afternoon. Maureen Palejaro, 42, was on board a motorcycle driven by her co-worker when the suspects blocked their way in Barangay Pongon. One of the suspects then pulled out a gun and shot the victim several times, hitting her in different parts of her body. The suspects escaped to the nearby town of Abuyog. Seven empty shells were recovered from the crime scene. Police Captain Jennifer Medalla, the town's police chief, said they had yet to establish the motive behind the killing. Lawyer Felicisimo Embalsado, assistant regional director of...

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Column: Clumsy words tarnish the LeBron James brand

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 16 min ago
LeBron James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response to a controversy he had no part in making but one that directly affects his bank account. Instead James chose to wing it. He blamed the messenger instead of addressing the message. And the LeBron brand may never be the same. He's still one of the greatest basketball players ever, that hasn't changed. But in the space of just a few sentences Monday night James may have abdicated his spot as someone who should be listened carefully to when it comes to social issu...

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Cayetano: Speakership term-sharing deal stays but I’ll wait Duterte’s instruction

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 16 min ago
CAPAS, TARLAC, Philippines --- House Speaker Alan Cayetano said Wednesday his term-sharing deal with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco stands but President Rodrigo Duterte --- who had anointed him --- has the final say. Cavite 4th District Elpidio Barzaga Jr. earlier said Cayetano's high trust and approval rating from a September Pulse Asia survey may prompt House members to support his reign at the fourth-highest elective post in the government. "Salamat sa mga comments na ganun but siguro focus tayo sa trabaho na lang muna (Thank you for these comments but let's focus on our work first). No use to talking about something na malayo pa eh (that's still far)," the Taguig-Pateros re...

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Bukidnon teacher shot in front of pupils inside classroom

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 18 min ago
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY ---- A public school teacher was shot inside the campus of an elementary school in Valencia City on Tuesday, police said. Four unidentified armed men on board two motorcycles entered the Dalit Elementary School in Sitio Dalit, Barangay Lumbayao in Valencia City, where Zhydee Cabaelez, 32, had been teaching and shot her several times, police here reported. Lt. Col. Surki Sereas, Valencia City police chief, said Cabaelez was in her classroom about to start her class when shot by the gunmen around 8 a.m. Aside from Cabaelez, her husband Ramil, 34, and seven pupils were inside the classroom at the time of the shooting, he said. Dalit Elementary School is a...

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Doncic, Porzingis lead way in life after Nowitzki for Mavs

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 21 min ago
DALLAS --- The Dallas Mavericks now belong to the young European pairing of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and maybe for as long as German superstar Dirk Nowitzki led the franchise while spending a record 21 seasons with the same team. Since Dallas once again fell short trying to add a big name in free agency after trading for Porzingis before the deadline last February, the Mavericks will lean on the two budding stars to get back to the playoffs after missing for three straight seasons. The last time Dallas went this long without going to the postseason, the franchise was among the worst in pro sports coming out of the 1990s. It won't be easy in the Western Conference. Si...

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Cleanbodia produces cassava eco-bags to reduce plastic use in Cambodia

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 22 min ago
PHNOM PENH --- When he first arrived in 2014, Japanese-American entrepreneur Kai Kuramoto heard tourists say that Cambodia is a beautiful country, but they were frustrated by the rubbish littering the streets. Founder of Cleanbodia, an organization concerned with waste reduction in the Kingdom, Kuramoto told The Post: "Plastic bags are among the biggest source of littering in the Kingdom, so we set out to find a sustainable solution." Kuramoto and his team eventually came up with the idea of creating a biodegradable bag made of natural matter, naming it "I'm a plant". "After researching the types of biodegradable bags we could produce, we decided that a starch-based product ...

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Duterte appoints ex-LP stalwart Sonny Belmonte as special envoy to Japan

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 29 min ago
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former House Speaker and former Liberal Party stalwart Feliciano Belmonte as Special Envoy of the President to Japan for Trade and Market Access. Duterte appointed Belmonte on October 15 but his appointment paper was released only on Wednesday. /muf...

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NCRPO chief Sinas to appoint female police chiefs in NCR soon

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 30 min ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Female police officers could lead some police stations in Metro Manila in the future, acting Metro Manila police chief Brig. Gen Debold Sinas said Wednesday. "I will. I have done that. In Region VII, 15 to 20 percent of our strength is women. Why not utilize them on operational aspect?" Sinas, former Police Regional Office - 7 (PRO-7) chief, told reporters after the NCRPO turnover ceremony in Taguig when asked if he plans to appoint policewomen as police chiefs in the future. Saying that he has already designated policewomen as police chiefs, Sinas highlighted that female police officers should not be limited to administrative skills. "Why relegate them to...

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