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Marcos Jr. OKs suspension of gov’t work, classes on Sept. 26 due to Karding

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 44 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has ordered the suspension of government work and classes on Monday, Sept. 26, due to Typhoon Karding, Malacaang announced Sunday. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said the President has approved the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to suspend work and classes. "The President has approved the recommendation of the NDRRMC for the suspension of work and classes due to Typhoon Karding," she said in a statement. Signal No. 5 has been raised over parts of Quezon province as Karding continued to intensify on Sunday. READ: Super typhoon Karding intensifies; ...

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Trial court judges slam Badoy for ‘red-tagging’ of Manila judge

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 51 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- A group of judges in the country condemned the former spokesperson of the anti-communist task force for purported "red tagging" and "online vilification" of a Manila judge following her ruling to dismiss the petition to declare as terrorists the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing the New People's Army (NPA). Hukom Inc. an organization of trial court judges, made the statement after former National Taskforce to End Local Communist Armed Conflict spokesperson Lorraine Badoy accused Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 19 Presiding Judge Marlo Apalisok Magdoza-Malagar of lawyering for the CPP-NPA after she dismissed the Department of J...

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New class suspension guidelines now in effect — DepEd

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 58 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines -- The new guidelines on the suspension of classes are now in effect starting Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, the Department 0f Education (DepEd) announced. According to DepEd Order No. 37 series of 2022, class suspensions for online and face-to-face classes in all levels are automatically suspended once the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) issues any Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS), an Orange and Red Rainfall Warning, or a Flood Warning. Schools are also required to suspend classes should Pagasa raise any of the aforementioned signals or warnings in the middle of the class day, the DepEd added. I...

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What it's like to visit Saudi Arabia now

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 1 min ago
I have seen countries change before, but I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like the change taking place in Saudi Arabia. It is not like the fall of Soviet Europe, nor the upheaval recently witnessed in Sri Lanka. Saudi's change is deliberate, deep-reaching and dramatic.
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Ex-Viva Hot Babe Katya Santos hopes for another big break in acting

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 6 min ago
Former Viva Hot Babes member Katya Santos is still in showbiz but she's hoping that in the future, she will still be given big breaks. "Luckily po naman, laging nakakakuha ng teleserye (I am always able to get a soap opera). My last project was with Papa P (Piolo Pascual), a sitcom. It will have a season [two] which we will be doing in January," she said after the special screening of iWantTFC's "TARA G!" at SM North Edsa, The Block Directors Club 1 & 2, last Friday, Sept. 23. So, what is her secret in staying afloat in showbiz? "'Yung iba kasing Viva Hot Babes, siguro kasi hindi pa sila mothers. So, kami ni Andrea del Rosario ang nagma-mother roles na. Mas maraming projects...

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Barbie Jamili makes most of opportunity in FEU debut

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 7 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---Barbie Jamili chose Far Eastern University as her college school, wanting to take on new opportunities and have a new beginning. The 19-year-old spiker, who is a product of the successful Nazareth School of National University program, said she saw a lot of opportunities in Morayta. And she took the chance right away when she made an impressive debut as a Lady Tamaraw in the Shakey's Super League on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. "I want to take new opportunities and open my door to another school for a new beginning," said Jamili in Filipino. The young Cebuana delivered the game-winning ace to complete a come-from-behind victory over NCAA ch...

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Chiang Mai in shock after 750-year-old city wall crumbles in rainstorm

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 22 min ago
  CHIANG MAI -- Chiang Mai residents were greeted by shocking scenes on Sunday as a section of their historic city wall collapsed in an overnight storm. After standing for more than 750 years, the wall near Chang Phuak gate was reduced to rubble by heavy rain. Chiang Mai officials rushed to close off the site to tourists and locals and examine the damage. The Fine Arts Department has deployed staff to aid with renovation work. The regional Fine Arts Office said about 10 metres of the wall had toppled due to heavy rain. Office director Therdsak Yenjura said the wall around Chang Phuak gate was last maintained about 60 years ago. It is thought to have been built durin...

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NCAA: Streaking Lyceum emerges on top after second week

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 27 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---Lyceum gained a share of the top seed two weeks into the NCAA Season 98 men's basketball tournament. The Pirates are currently the hottest team in the league with a three-game winning streak, moving into a first-place tie with College of St. Benilde, which beat them in their season opener. The Blazers, who were once the lone undefeated team in the league, lost their first game of the season at the hands of defending champion Letran, 81-75, on Friday that saw their three-game winning streak snapped. The Knights are just half a game behind the league leaders with a 2-1 mark. Arellano (3-2) fell to fourth in the standings after a crucial 70-67 loss to J...

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Japan police preparing tight security for Shinzo Abe’s state funeral

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 30 min ago
  TOKYO --- Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's state funeral Tuesday will be the first event requiring large-scale police security since the fatal shooting of Abe in July, which highlighted flaws in VIP protection. Vowing to take all possible security measures, a senior official at the Metropolitan Police Department said that the funeral at the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo "will be the first step toward restoring trust" in police authorities. According to sources within the Tokyo police, around 20,000 police members will be deployed for the event, exceeding around 18,000 personnel deployed at the time of a summit under the Quad security framework among Japan, the United...

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Whale boat festival returns in Japan’s Mie Prefecture after 21-year hiatus

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 37 min ago
  YOKKAICHI, Mie --- A whale boat festival was held for the first time in 21 years in the Isozu area of Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, on Saturday. The traditional Kujirabune Festival made a comeback to revitalize the district, where many people suffered from asthma due to the air pollution in the city. Spectators along the street were delighted and participants in the festival vowed to carry on the tradition. The festival is said to have begun in 1920 as a shrine ritual to pray for a good fish catch, among other things. However, the festival had not been held since 2001 after a number of disruptions caused by slumps in the fishing industry and the worsening of pollution. ...

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South Korea: Outdoor mask mandate fully lifted, other COVID-19 rules in review

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 42 min ago
  SEOUL -- South Korea will no longer require masks for outdoor group activities, starting Monday. The government also plans to ease other antivirus measures down the road. The outdoor mask mandate ended May 2, but was kept for outdoor gatherings of 50 or more people. The rule remained due to concerns amid the recent resurgence of COVID-19. The government is expected to further ease the country's antivirus measures for COVID-19. The government said it would soon introduce its future adjustments to other antivirus rules. The antivirus measures that could be eased in the near future include the testing requirement for all passengers arriving in South Korea from oversea...

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MMDA on red alert for Super Typhoon Karding

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 2 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) declared a red alert status on Sunday to prepare for Super Typhoon Karding. MMDA Acting Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III said the agency is ready to deploy frontline personnel and emergency vehicles to affected areas in Metro Manila. "I've created Task Force Karding headed by Mr. Aldo Mayor, Chief of MMDA Public Safety Division, which has 50 frontline personnel ready to be deployed any time," said Dimayuga. Dimayuga also stated that the MMDA personnel to be deployed are equipped for rescue, search and retrieval operations. They are also equipped with 78 water purifiers. Under a red alert stat...

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Karen Davila calls for help for street sweeper hit, ran over by SUV in Parañaque

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 6 min ago
Karen Davila asked the public for help for a 63-year-old female street sweeper who suffered severe injuries after she was hit and was run over by a sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Paraaque. The broadcaster showed a CCTV footage of the incident where the victim, Doreen Bacus, was seen sweeping the street when the vehicle hit her, through Davila's Instagram Stories yesterday, Sept. 24. "Sharing this as it happened at 5:30 a.m. today, Sept. 24, 2022, in our BF Homes Paraaque Community. Atrocities like this need to stop and the victim, lola (grandmother) Doreen, needs our help," Davila said. "This is so evil!" Davila also gave an update on Bacus' condition and provided c...

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Preemptive evacuations in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon due to Karding —NDRRMC

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 13 min ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- Preventive evacuations are underway in Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon due to Super Typhoon Karding, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. In its latest report, the NDRRMC said that as of 2 pm, a total of 97 families or 336 persons in Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon were preemptively evacuated. Of the total, 11 people or 36 persons and 86 families or 300 persons were preemptively evacuated. Meanwhile, the NDRRMC added that residents from 20 villages in the Polillo Islands are also being evacuated. Karding was spotted before noon some 115kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon or 76 kilometers ea...

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Elton John, a Trump favorite, sings at Biden White House

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON -- Elton John on Friday sang at the White House at the invitation of President Joe Biden, after declining invitations from his predecessor Donald Trump. Dressed in a glittering black suit and wearing orange glasses, the 75-year-old pop icon sat down at the piano on the South Lawn of the White House, with the United States presidential residence lit up in the background. "I don't know what to say, what a dump," John joked as he took the stage to perform his 1970 hit "Your Song." "I've played in some beautiful places before, but this is probably the icing on the cake." About 2,000 guests were invited to the event, including activists, LGBTQ campaigners, nurses, teac...

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Trips to Visayas, Mindanao from Bicol canceled to avoid port congestion amid Karding

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 43 min ago
LEGAZPI CITY --- To avoid the congestion of vehicles at the Matnog Port in Sorsogon province, the Land Transportation (LTO) and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol suspended on Sunday, Sept. 25, all land travel of vehicles bound to Visayas and Mindanao. Some 1,000 passengers, 169 trucks, 29 buses, and 111 cars were stranded at Matnog Port as of 2 p.m. due to the cancellation of trips as Super Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) threatened to make landfall in either Polillo Islands or the northern portion of Quezon province. Most of those stranded were outside the port, Achilles Galindes, the acting division manager at the Matnog Port, told Inquirer in a phone intervie...

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Poitier legacy tackled by Oprah in ‘Sidney’

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 43 min ago
The late Sidney Poitier was at the peak of his Hollywood career when he came under fire from Black activists and intellectuals, accused of playing stereotypical, safe roles for white audiences just as the 1960s civil rights movement was exploding. "Sidney," the new Apple TV+ documentary out Friday, produced by Oprah Winfrey and featuring A-list talking heads from Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman to Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, sets out to show why they were wrong. "The reality is, since the invention of cinema there had been these degrading images of Black people, and Sidney Poitier single-handedly destroyed those images, movie after movie after movie," the film's d...

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Fit and still driven, Novak Djokovic not thinking about retirement

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 53 min ago
Roger Federer's departure from tennis has raised the question of retirement of the other two members of the revered 'Big Three' but Novak Djokovic has assured that he does not feel "old enough" to consider bringing down the curtain yet. Federer's decision was not unexpected given the 41-year-old's recent struggles with injuries and form, but it was still met with an outpouring of sadness by fans and former players when the Swiss great bid an emotional goodbye to the sport. His exit has brought the longevity of his great rivals, Rafa Nadal and Djokovic, in sharper focus while fans and pundits have wondered how men's tennis would cope with the prospect of losing their most market...

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Pangasinan on red alert status as Karding approaches land

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 56 min ago
  CALASIAO, Pangasinan -- Pangasinan has been put under a red alert status after Super Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) is set to hit the province on Sunday night, Sept. 25, according to thestate weather bureau. LIVE UPDATES: Super Typhoon Karding | latest news, weather updates The provincial government, in an advisory Sunday afternoon, also instructed local government units and village officials to order preventive evacuation especially in towns that are at high risk for flash floods and landslides. "But we should prepare as families. Let's help one another and let's pray so we can surpass the dangers brought about by the typhoon," Guico said in a video me...

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Tyson Fury tells Anthony Joshua to sign title fight contract by Monday

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 5 min ago
Tyson Fury has set Anthony Joshua a deadline of Monday to sign a contract for their hugely anticipated all-British showdown or forget about facing him for the world heavyweight title. There have been protracted talks between the two camps of World Boxing Council champion Fury and Joshua, a former holder of the sport's other major heavyweight titles. Only last week the deal, based upon a 60-40 split in Fury's favor, was said to have been accepted by Joshua's management team. Veteran promoter Frank Warren said a contract had been sent to Joshua's camp. Eddie Hearn, the promoter of Joshua, added minor issues remained to be resolved ahead of a fight expected to take place bef...

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