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Ex-gubernatorial candidate in Samar faces arrest for murder case

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 20:07
TACLOBAN CITY --- A former gubernatorial candidate in Samar is facing arrest for a murder case in 2017. Emil Zosa, who ran for governor of the province during the 2019 elections, was not around when the arrest warrant issued by the court was served by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the Samar Provincial Police Office at his residence in Santa Margarita town at past 3 p.m. on Thursday. A brother-in-law of Zosa received the warrant issued by Judge Lolita Mercado of the Regional Trial Court Branch 46. No bail was recommended against Zosa, a retired intelligence officer of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. "(With him no...

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Provincial poll officer reminds election aspirants to follow health protocols

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 20:04
  BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar --- Province Election Supervisor Juan Bautista Jr. has reminded poll aspirants to follow the protocols in filing their certificates of candidacy (COC). "We are strongly against (candidates) bringing two supporters even if the guidelines allow it. It's better and safer if only one (person) goes with the candidate," he said. Bautista said that if two are brought to the venue, "the other wouldn't have anything to do." He also clarified that only candidates and election officers are allowed inside the venue. The media and other individuals would be designated outside. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said the province has 329,631 re...

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Congress prevented one crisis. Another looms

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 20:03
Congress started the week with an urgent to-do list. It may have crossed off one item, but crucial issues concerning investors still haven't been resolved.
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Negros Occidental Comelec receives early filers of COCs

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:59
  BACOLOD CITY --- Rep. Marilou Arroyo and former Deputy House Speaker Mercedes Alvarez were among the first to file their certificates of candidacy (COC) at the Negros Occidental Commission on Elections on Friday. Arroyo is running for re-election under the Lakas-CMD and United Negros Alliance in the fifth district of Negros Occidental. Alvarez, a three-term congresswoman, is running for a fourth term in the sixth district of Negros Occidental under the Nationalist People's Coalition. Rep. Genaro Alvarez is the current representative of the sixth district. Board Member Manuel Frederick Ko, of the third district, was the first to file today his COC for reelection....

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German inflation hits 29-year high as energy costs spike across Europe

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:58
Inflation in Germany hit its highest level in nearly three decades last month, fueled by rising energy costs, supply chain bottlenecks and price hikes following the easing of pandemic lockdowns.
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Employer vaccine mandates are growing more popular but opposition remains

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:51
Employer Covid-19 vaccine mandates have become increasingly common. So has public acceptance, but opposition to some of those rules remains strong.
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OYO is planning to raise $1 billion in an Indian IPO

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:48
OYO has confirmed plans to go public, joining a slew of Indian unicorns to hit the country's stock exchange this year.
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