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3 clan members hacked, shot dead over CamSur land dispute

Inquirer Breaking News - 28 min 39 sec ago
      LEGAZPI CITY - Three members of a family were killed in a hacking and shooting incident that stemmed from a land dispute on Saturday morning in San Fernando, Camarines Sur.   Killed were Alexander, 62, Miral, 54, and Noel, 38, all surnamed Rentoria and residents of Barangay Beberon, according to Police Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol regional police spokesperson. The suspects, who eluded arrest, were identified as Lauro, 70, and Larry, 38, also surnamed Rentoria and residents of Barangay Bocal of the same town. Initial investigation disclosed that the victims and the suspects had a heated argument over a parcel of land at around 7 a....

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PAL offers free COVID antigen tests for GenSan-bound passengers from Dec. 7 to 17

Inquirer Breaking News - 39 min 33 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced that it is offering free antigen tests for passengers bound for General Santos City from Dec. 7 to 17. In an advisory on Saturday, the flag carrier said that passengers who wish to avail of the free antigen test must register through PAL's testing partner booking portal. A negative antigen test result, or alternatively a negative RT-PCR test, is needed before entering General Santos City, PAL said as imposed by the General Santos City local government. General Santos City-bound travelers must be at the antigen testing center, located at PAL Gate 3, 1300 Andrews Ave., Pasay City two to six hours before their flig...

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Arjo Atayde hailed best actor at Asian Academy Creative Awards 2020

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 1 min ago
Arjo Atayde has been hailed best actor in this year's Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAAs) for his role in iWant's political thriller "Bagman." In the said digital series, Atayde played Benjo, a barber-turned-"bagman" of a governor. "Bagman" debuted in March 2019 while the second season aired in November 2019. The 30-year-old actor received the Best Actor in a Leading Role accolade yesterday, Dec. 4, at the awards show held in Singapore, which he attended online. "I am just one of the actors here in the Philippines. There are a lot of brilliant actors, and I just hope for them to show you what we have in the country," an emotional Atayde said in his virtual acceptance speech...

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Labor leader arrested for alleged ties to NPA

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 1 min ago
  CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The Central Luzon police on Saturday (Dec. 5) announced the capture of a labor leader tagged as the secretary of the New People's Army. Jose Bernardino, however, told the INQUIRER that he organizes labor and transportation groups, being a leader of the Workers Alliance in Region III, and had no ties to the armed rebels. Bernardino was shown to the media at a press briefing led by Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, regional police director, but he was whisked away for inquest proceedings at the Pampanga prosecutor. Col. Amante Daro, chief of the police's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, said Bernardino was arrested in Sapang Maisac vil...

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‘Patay na si Hesus’ starring Jaclyn Jose to begin streaming this December

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 17 min ago
The 2016 comedy film "Patay na si Hesus," which stars Jaclyn Jose, will begin streaming on Netflix on Dec. 20. The movie house Cinema Centenario made the announcement yesterday, Dec. 4 on its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PHCinema100/posts/661514007816507 The film features Jose as a mother and food vendor named Iyay who learns that her estranged husband, Hesus, has passed away. She then rounds up her three children before they drive from Cebu to Dumaguete to attend the funeral. Her kids in the film are portrayed by Chai Fonacier, Vincent Viado and Melde Montaez. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH3beK-a6rE It was also one of the 12 official entries to the Pista ng Pelikul...

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US suspends exchange programs with China, calling them ‘propaganda’

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 38 min ago
WASHINGTON -- The US State Department said late Wednesday it has terminated five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them "soft power propaganda tools."   "While other programs funded under the auspices of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act are mutually beneficial, the five programs in question are fully funded and operated by the (Chinese) government as soft power propaganda tools," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.   JPV...

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Google widely criticized after parting ways with a leading voice in AI ethics

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 2 min ago
Many Google employees and others in the tech and academic communities are furious over the sudden exit from Google of a pioneer in the study of ethics in artificial intelligence—a departure they see as a failure by an industry titan to foster an environment supportive of diversity.
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Michael Flores’ bag stolen after car hit by ‘basag-kotse’ gang

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Michael Flores lost his badminton bag to thieves who broke his car's window while it was parked outside a restaurant. The actor showed a photo of his car's smashed window on his Instagram page last Thursday, Dec. 3. He explained that he had parked his car outside a restaurant after playing badminton. However, Flores did not state where the incident had taken place. "Diyos nalang bahala sa inyo (The Lord will deal with you)," he said.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Michael John Flores (@michaeljohnflores) Following his post, fellow actor Joseph Bitangcol asked where the inci...

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Some Black and Latino Americans are still hesitant to take the vaccine. Here's what is fueling that distrust

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 21 min ago
When a Covid-19 vaccine becomes widely available to Americans, Joe Cunningham says he won't be taking it.
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SB19 ranks 6th among Billboard’s Top Social 50 Artists of 2020

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 25 min ago
P-pop group SB19 has claimed the No. 6 spot on Billboard's Top Social 50 Artists of 2020 chart, making them the only Filipino act in the top 10. "Thank you for the recognition, @billboardcharts And of course, to our beloved A'TIN, thank you for all of the unimaginable plot twists in our life. Too grateful to have you. Stay amazing, guys!" the group stated on Instagram yesterday, Dec. 4. K-pop superstar groups, meanwhile, dominated the top 5, with BTS once again claiming the top spot, followed by Exo and NCT 127 at Nos. 2 and 3, while Seventeen claimed No. 5. American singer Ariana Grande landed in No. 4. The Social 50 chart ranks musical artists based on their online popular...

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US judge orders Trump administration to restore ‘Dreamer’ immigration program

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 26 min ago
      WASHINGTON, United States - A US judge ordered the Trump administration Friday to fully reinstate a program that protects from deportation immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. The administration must allow newly eligible immigrants to apply to the so-called DACA program, Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the US District Court in Brooklyn wrote. Over the summer, the administration had issued a memo limiting the program to those who were already enrolled. Then-president Barack Obama instituted DACA by executive order in 2012 to help some of the more than 10 million people estimated to be living in America without documentation. DA...

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CHR to gov’t: Sustain info drive on pandemic health protocols

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 36 min ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- Rather than using a "yantok" (rattan stick), law enforcers should continue and ramp up information campaigns on the health hazards of stepping out of one's residence amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 )pandemic, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Saturday. CHR spokeswoman Atty. Jacqueline De Guia, in a statement, also cautioned the government on the unnecessary use of force of law enforcers, which may lead to "humiliation and trauma" of the public. "Violence, even in its slightest suggestion, is not the best way to address the pandemic," De Guia said. "Rather, [the] government should continue to employ i...

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Jane De Leon set to soar in ‘Darna’ TV series in 2021

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 30 min ago
              MANILA, Philippines --- After the film adaptation of Darna was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jane De Leon will still soar as the iconic Filipina superhero---this time on television.         https://www.instagram.com/p/CIX5fLQHyvK/       This was announced on Friday as Jane renewed her contract with ABS-CBN. "Tuloy na tuloy na po ang paglipad ni Darna (Darna will finally fly)," ABS-CBN chief operating officer said of the announcement during De Leon's contract signing.   Also present during the contract signing were...

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Fil-Austrian beauty queen Melanie Mader entering showbiz

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 38 min ago
          MANILA, Philippines---International beauty queen Melanie Mader ventures into the colorful world of show business in the Philippines as she signs up for PeppsTV, the digital entertainment platform of homegrown live events production company Prime Event Production Philippines (PEPPs) Foundation Inc. Mader first gained prominence in the country when she represented the Filipino community of Austria in the 2016 Miss Philippines Earth pageant, where controversial beauty Imelda Schweighart bagged the top plum.   The Filipino-Austrian model was crowned Miss Philippines-Ecotourism, but later assumed the Miss Philippines-Water title af...

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US sets new record of 225,000 Covid cases in one day

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 49 min ago
    WASHINGTON, United States - For the second day in a row, the United States on Friday notched a record number of coronavirus cases in 24 hours, reaching 225,201 new infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. In that same period, the country recorded 2,506 Covid-related deaths, according to real-time data provided by the Baltimore-based university at 8:30 pm (0130 GMT Saturday). The United States -- the country with the most coronavirus cases and deaths in the world -- has seen a dramatic resurgence in its epidemic in recent weeks. It had surpassed 200,000 new daily cases three times in the past month, peaking at more than 210,000 betwe...

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