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Britney Spears given power to execute documents as ‘independent woman’

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 16 min ago
LOS ANGELES --- One month ago, Britney Spears' long-standing conservatorship was terminated, but the legal proceedings continue. On Wednesday, Spears' attorney Mathew Rosengart appeared at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse on behalf of his famous client for the latest hearing in the case, as the singer continues to fight an uphill legal battle, Variety reported. Though the matters on the table were relatively minor, the judge granted Spears the power to execute documents herself, meaning "she has the power to do whatever she wants to do," Rosengart said outside the courthouse after the brief hearing. Inside the courtroom, Rosengart said to Judge Brenda Penny, "Ms. Spears, ...

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See one million turtles released in the Amazon

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 18 min ago
To combat declining populations, a conservation project released one million Amazon River turtles on the border between Brazil and Bolivia.
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2 nabbed for scam using name of Central Luzon top cop

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 19 min ago
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga----The director of the Central Luzon police has warned the public against unscrupulous people using his name to solicit money after two persons employing the same "modus" were arrested Dec. 7 in Mexico town in Pampanga. "Let me remind the public to be discerning and do not easily trust anyone who will use the name of several personalities, including myself, to ask for a favor or money," Brig. Gen. Matthew Baccay, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3), said in a statement. He had directed all police units to watch for these individuals who would try to deceive people. "I also urge everyone to immediately report to authorities if they fall victim to any scam...

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COVID-19 prevention, NBA, Squid Game, Miss Universe among top Google searches in PH

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 21 min ago
      MANILA, Philippines --- COVID-19 prevention, the Korean series 'Squid Game', and the Miss Universe pageant were among Filipinos' top searches for 2021, search engine giant Google Philippines announced Thursday. Google Philippines said the coronavirus pandemic remains to be a top concern among Filipinos, with "COVID-19 prevention" topping the list of trending searches this year. "VaxCertPH" and "COVID-19 vaccine" placed fourth and sixth, respectively.     "NBA games today" also remains to be a consistent search among Filipinos as it placed second this year, similar to its rank in 2020. The K...

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New Army chief vows to crush NPA within remaining time of Duterte

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 26 min ago
ILIGAN CITY----Saying the goal is an urgent one, Maj. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. has vowed to focus on crushing the communist New People's Army (NPA) during his stint as Army chief, especially in the remaining time of President Duterte in power. Brawner told SMNI News Network in an interview Wednesday that it was urgent to end the NPA so that by the time a new leadership in the country takes over after the 2022 elections, "they will no longer have a problem with the local communist armed conflict." "With a new administration, there will already be sustained and unhampered progress in our country," he added. President Duterte appointed Brawner as Army chief on Tuesday, succeeding...

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DepEd to conclude pilot study of face-to-face classes this month

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 28 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Education (DepEd) will conclude this month the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in the country to determine whether it can be expanded to more areas. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Thursday the pilot study of in-person classes, which started on Nov. 15, is successful so far, saying there has not been a single recorded case of COVID-19 among students. "Tatapusin na namin itong pilot na ito by December para ma-assess namin ang success. But so far very successful naman," she said in an awarding ceremony in Mandaluyong City. (We will finish the pilot by December so that we can assess its success. But so far it's ...

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Anti-Terror Law constitutional except for two parts, says SC

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 32 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The Supreme Court declares as unconstitutional two portions of the feared Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act. In an advisory issued by the Public Information Office (PIO), voting 12-3, the High Court strikes down for being overbroad and violative of freedom of expression the qualifier portion of Section 4 stating that "...which are not intended to cause death or serious physical harm to a person, to endanger a person's life, or to create a serious risk to public safety." Another portion that has been stricken down is the second method for designation under Section 25. The second method of section 25 states that "Request for designations by oth...

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Marian Rivera joins Iris Mittenaere, Adriana Lima as Miss Universe judges

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 36 min ago
The Miss Universe Organization has announced the members of its selection committee for the upcoming Miss Universe pageant. Judges include actress Marian Rivera, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere and Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima. The pageant organization released its list of judges on its Instagram page yesterday, Dec. 8. Indian actress Urvashi Rautela, American model Lori Harvey and Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lpez are also part of the selection committee. The members of the selection committee will be part of the panel of judges for both the preliminary competition and the finals night. Meanwhile, American actress Rena Sofer will be one of the judges for the finals ...

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US House passes measure clamping down on products from China’s Xinjiang region

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON --- The US House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to ban imports from China's Xinjiang region over concerns about forced labor, one of three measures backed overwhelmingly as Washington continues its pushback against Beijing's treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority. The House backed the "Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act" by an overwhelming 428-1. To become law, it must also pass the Senate and be signed by President Joe Biden. The Uyghur measure would create a "rebuttable presumption" that all goods from Xinjiang, where the Chinese government has set up a vast network of detention camps for Uyghurs and other Muslim groups, were made with forced l...

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Obama says GOP gerrymandering is 'not how democracy is supposed to work'

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 46 min ago
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday said "the stakes could not be higher" for democracy as he skewered Republican redistricting efforts and attempts to codify voting restrictions in state laws.
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Globe’s 917Ventures discusses business focus on MSME market in 2022

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 53 min ago
Globe's corporate venture builder 917Ventures announced in a recent panel discussion that they are keen on growing their micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) clientele in the coming year through sustainable digital innovations offered by its portfolio companies. The session consisted of speakers from digital marketing solutions firm AdSpark, loyalty and e-commerce solutions provider RUSH, Application-to-Person (A2P) messaging platform M360, and self-service dashboard iNQUiRO. Francis Simisim, Head of Ideation and Incubation at 917Ventures, shared how local tech startups, like that of their portfolio companies, are paving the way in delivering value to people and businesses...

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Canada to join diplomatic boycott of Olympics to send China human rights message — PM

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 56 min ago
OTTAWA --- Canada will join its allies in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing in February to send China a message over its human rights record, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday. Australia and Britain will join the diplomatic boycott, their prime ministers said on Wednesday, as other allies weighed similar moves to protest at China's human rights record. U.S. President Joe Biden's administration cited what the United States calls genocide against minority Muslims in China's Xinjiang region. China denies all rights abuses. "Many partners around the world are extremely concerned by the repeated human rights violations by the Chinese govern...

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Another village chief gunned down in Nueva Ecija

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 58 min ago
SANTA ROSA, Nueva Ecija----A 52-year-old village chief in this town was gunned down Wednesday by assailants on a motorcycle in front of his house, police said. Investigators said Emiliano Muncal, chair of Barangay Inspector, was the second village head killed in Nueva Ecija in one month. Initial investigation showed that Muncal came from the barangay hall and was about to park his motorcycle in front of his house when the assailants shot him at 7:19 p.m. The gunmen fled towards the direction of Sta. Rosa-Tarlac Road (Provincial Road), police said. Muncal suffered multiple bullet wounds in different parts of his body and died while being treated in a hospital in Cabanatuan...

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Voters asked if Pence should run against Trump in 2024

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 1 min ago
CNN's Randi Kaye speak with voters in Manchester, New Hampshire, about whether former Vice President Mike Pence should run against former President Donald Trump in 2024.
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Mister Donut makes the holidays ‘sweeter’ with its Merry Treats

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 6 min ago
As things are safely getting back to normal, the holidays will be all the more fun, meaningful, and sweeter in many ways. And since December is the best time of the year to indulge, Mister Donut has launched its Christmas offerings -- the Merry Treats -- to cap your festive get-togethers with family or friends! To those who are forever on the hunt for cheerful, appetizing, and guilt-free gift ideas for family and friends this Christmas, do not look farther than Mister Donut. It has a special, value-for-money irresistible treat for you-- the Cinarrolls! Cinnarolls are rolled sweet bread with a mixture of butter and cinnamon sugar-paste filling, topped with sprinkles and glaze. At P199...

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Get fresh and purified air at home with acerpure

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 16 min ago
Manila, Philippines --- Taiwanese ICT giant Acer expanded its product range to include air purifiers under a brand called acerpure. acerpure was born out of Acer's concern for the environment and the quality of air we breathe. The good news is acerpure is finally in the Philippines and the brand is launching acerpure cozy, acerpure pro and acerpure cool so Filipinos can live with cleaner air. "The quality of air that we breathe affects the lives of people, especially these days when most of us are living our lives indoors. At Acer, we have expanded our product range by introducing new technologies and products that ensure the best air quality for everyone," said Acer Philipp...

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Ahead of 2022 polls, Meta working to stop manipulative ‘coordinated campaigns’

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 21 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Meta Platforms, Inc., which handles social media sites Facebook and Instagram, said Thursday it is working to stop "coordinated campaigns" that seek to "manipulate public debate" on its platforms as the 2022 national elections draw near. Meta head of politics and government outreach for Asia and the Pacific Roy Tan said that they are also continuously investigating "coordinated inauthentic behaviors" (CIB) in their platforms. "We're constantly working to find and stop coordinated campaigns that seek to manipulate public debate across our suite of apps," Tan said in a Senate hearing on the rise of social media platforms in the country. "And w...

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Pacquiao: Killing of journalist Malabanan is proof of ‘glaring impunity’ in PH

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 31 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- The killing of veteran Filipino journalist Jesus Malabanan is proof of the"glaring impunity" that continues to be felt in the Philippines, Senator Manny Pacquiao said Thursday. In condemning the killing, Pacquiao, who is seeking the presidency in next year's polls, also acknowledged that Malabanan's murder is proof of the harassment and violence media personnel still experience. "This cold-blooded murder is an undeniable proof of the glaring impunity that continues to pervade in our country," he said in a statement. "Nakakaawa po ang mga walang kalaban-laban na kagawad ng media na kung hindi iniipit sa pamamagitan ng mga harassment case ay g...

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Best Tablets for Kids

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 34 min ago
As the festive season draws closer, you have a limited time to get your younger kids the best Christmas gifts at affordable prices on Cyber Mondays and Black Fridays. Kiddies tablet is a perfect gift for children above the age of 3 years, and it keeps them busy while working on a project or preparing their meal in the kitchen. Sometimes, kids get tired of playing with the same non-interactive toys over and over again. A bored kid is mommy's or daddy's worst nightmare. When your kid gets tired of playing a particular game, all you need to do is download another one online. Simple as ABC! Your kid can access diverse, interesting games, books, audiobooks, or TV shows via the tablet. ...

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Empire East partners with Tayo Tayo in ‘Christmas Pantry’

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 44 min ago
December 7, 2021, Quezon City -- The "Community Pantry sa New Manila" reopens at the Broadway Centrum where hundreds of beneficiaries, affected by the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, received gift packages from employee-volunteers of Empire East. This initiative was made possible through a fund-raising raffle event where proceeds were used to buy staple food products for the traditional Noche Buena, bringing hope and joy to deprived families amidst the lingering health crisis. "Salamat po sa Empire East at Tayo Tayo dahil may malaking tulong po itong ginagawa niya lalo ngayong Pasko," says Marie, a mother of five, who has been a patron of the community pantry for several months. ...

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