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House defers deliberations on proposed 2021 budget of DOH

Inquirer Breaking News - 54 min 18 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives deferred early on Wednesday the plenary deliberations on the 2021 budget of the Department of Health and its attached agencies including the Philippine Insurance Health Corp. It was Iloilo 1st District Rep. Janette Garin, a former health secretary, who moved for the deferment of the DOH's budget deliberations until the pertinent documents had been submitted to the lower chamber. She asked for the database of PhilHealth members and the step-by-step plans and strategies of PhilHealth officials on how to stifle fraudulent activities in the state health insurer. Nueva Ecija 2nd District Rep. Micaela Violago, who defended the propo...

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House defers NSC, NICA 2021 budget deliberations

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 22 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives on Tuesday evening deferred the plenary deliberations on the budget of the National Security Council (NSC) and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) as they failed to provide the national peace framework being asked by Makabayan bloc lawmakers. The move to defer the budget deliberations was prompted by Gabriela party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas after she quizzed Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon, who is defending the agencies' budget, about the national peace framework provided under Executive Order No. 70. Brosas said the Makabayan bloc had asked the agencies for the national peace framework in 2019, but they still had not...

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Biden campaign and Facebook get in public spat on debate day

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 24 min ago
With President Donald Trump's election campaign repeatedly sharing misinformation on social media, the Biden campaign wrote to Facebook on the eve of the first presidential debate calling on the company to take action against Trump.
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Advisers are expecting one of the biggest flash points to revolve around the same aspect of each man's life

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 35 min ago
Inside the map room of the White House, a small group of advisers sat around a table and peppered the President with accusations and criticisms about everything from lying to incompetence. The team, led by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, was getting Donald Trump prepared for the onslaught they expect from Joe Biden on the debate stage Tuesday night.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid to rest

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 43 min ago
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was laid to rest Tuesday morning in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
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JPMorgan Chase to pay $920 million to settle trading misconduct allegations

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 51 min ago
JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, agreed Tuesday to pay a record $920 million to settle charges that it engaged in manipulative trades of futures tied to precious metals and Treasury bonds.
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FAQ: What is an RFID and how does it work on tollways?

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 52 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- With the impending shift of tollway systems from cash-based payments at toll plazas to an independent cashless system, many people are confused about how a radio frequency identification, or RFID, works. The shift was brought about by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) order to the management of all tollways nationwide to adopt an RFID system by Nov. 2 as part of efforts to minimize coronavirus transmissions. Despite several clarifications, a lot of motorists still worry whether they can still access expressways. But according to Metro Pacific Tollways chief communication officer Romulo Quimbo, an RFID ticketing system is as simple as a barcode scann...

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Togo names first female Prime Minister

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 55 min ago
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe has appointed the country's first female prime minister.
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Fauci hammers Fox News' 'outlandish' prime time coverage of pandemic

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 58 min ago
Dr. Anthony Fauci goes everywhere, including on Fox News, to spread his messages about the public health measures that are necessary to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coppermask 2.0 gives more protection with style

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 38 min ago
When it comes to basic protection against the harmful spread of the coronavirus, the word "face mask" always comes to mind, and one type of face mask has been making a lot of buzz since being introduced a couple of months ago at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic --- that's CopperMask. CopperMask is a daily use face mask with remarkable advantages. It is made of an antimicrobial film with millions of infused copper strands. The natural benefits of copper as antimicrobial dates back to the ancient Egyptians who used copper to purify their water supply. Modern science also found out that this metal has virus-fighting capabilities, a welcome discovery since the coronavirus can...

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Parrots in wildlife park moved after swearing at visitors

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 46 min ago
Five parrots have been removed from public view at a British wildlife park after they started swearing at customers.
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Lead actors’ life-changing realizations from ‘Walang Hanggang Paalam’ project

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 48 min ago
  While "Walang Hanggang Paalam" lead star Angelica Panganiban said she would retire from doing TV series after this action-drama project, the rest of the main cast---Paulo Avelino, Zanjoe Marudo and Arci Muoz---said they were simply thankful to still have work at a time when major businesses are closing as a result of the pandemic. Angelica said "Walang Hanggang Paalam" was "very personal" to her because it was while she was doing it when she "decided on what's really important in my life." "I'm happy that I was given the opportunity to be a part of this project and work with these directors (Emmanuel Palo and Darnel Villaflor) and the cast," she told a virtual media g...

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Abrenian Heritage film fest expands its reach for 2nd edition

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 58 min ago
  With film festivals going online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 18 indie filmmakers have joined the second edition of the Abrenian Heritage Film Festival, which carries the theme "One province, one region, together at home." Originally intended for filmmakers based in Abra and the Cordilleras, the Abrenian Heritage Film Festival 2020 Online Cinema has opened its submissions to artists from Regions 1 and 2, as well as from Metro Manila, "to encourage creativity in filmmakers in capturing their quarantine experiences," said Sine Abreo founder and festival director Dexter Macaraeg.This year's jury members are Frank G. Rivera, Sari Dalena, Rene Sanchez Napeas, Arvin Kadiboy B...

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Senate ready for debates on SMC subsidiary franchise to build Bulacan airport

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 59 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- A bill seeking to grant a franchise to San Miguel Aerocity Inc. that will allow it to build and operate a domestic and international airport in Bulacan reached the Senate floor on Tuesday. Sen. Grace Poe, chair of the Senate public services committee, endorsed for plenary approval the franchise bid of the San Miguel Corp. (SMC) subsidiary. The franchise bill is contained in Committee Report 128, which was signed by 15 senators. In sponsoring the bill, Poe cited the "overwhelming" need to build a new airport amid the "full and overloaded" state of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the country's main gateway. "Most countries are building air...

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2 PDP-Laban allies in House jump over to Lakas-CMD

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:47
MANILA, Philippines --- Two members of the ruling party PDP-Laban in the House of Representatives has jumped over to the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats party. Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo and Dinagat Islands Rep. Alan Ecleo took their oath as new members of the Lakas-CMD on Tuesday. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Lakas-CMD president, and Deputy Majority Leader Juan Miguel Arroyo, party vice president for Luzon, led the oath-taking ceremony. This brings the number of Lakas-CMD members in the House to 36 with 19 district and 17 party-list representatives. "Lakas-CMD is gaining momentum in its goal to strengthen its ranks in the House of Representatives. We...

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Francesco Totti visits fan he helped wake from a coma

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:22
Former AS Roma star Francesco Totti has paid a visit to a 19-year-old girl he helped wake from a coma, according to Rome's Gemelli hospital.
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Malta U-turns over Prince George's shark tooth, letting the young royal keep his gift

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:18
Malta will let Prince George keep a shark tooth he received as a gift from David Attenborough, its government has confirmed, backtracking on plans to retrieve the artifact from the young royal.
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Shannen Doherty shares update on her battle with stage 4 breast cancer

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:17
Shannen Doherty has shared an update on her battle with stage 4 breast cancer, telling Elle magazine that she's trying to "treasure all the small moments" in her life.
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