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Will U2 honor Cory, Leila and Leni in Dec. 11 concert?

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:10
MANILA, Philippines --- Will it be former President Cory Aquino, Sen. Leila de Lima, Vice President Leni Robredo or dozens of other Filipino women who might make the cut in a special women empowerment segment that U2 has prepared for its concert on Wednesday night, Dec. 11, at the Philippine Arena? The Irish superstar band's "The Joshua Tree"2019 tour, which proceeds to the Philippines on Wednesday night, has a feature on women in politics, protest movements, LGBTQ, women's and civil rights, literature, music, business and sports. This was confirmed by two Filipino media members who watched the tour's concerts in Singapore and Japan. The tour's Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 shows at th...

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Minimally invasive spine surgery to be done in one day

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:07
It started with stiffness in the neck. Then it developed into a pain that radiated onto her shoulders, right arm and right hand. Consequently, the chronic pain became debilitating. The 48-year-old school teacher from Bicol could no longer raise her arms to write on the board. She also had difficulty sleeping and brushing her teeth. Different doctors prescribed medications, injections and exercises, but the numbness and electric shock-like sensation in the arm worsened. The teacher consulted Dr. Elmer Meceda, a neurosurgeon, one of the few specialists in the Philippines who perform a minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) called endoscopic spinal surgery (ESS). Last August, ...

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MMDA announces Pasig River ferry schedule

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:05
MANILA, Philippines --- With heavy traffic threatening to dampen the holiday spirit, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is confident that Monday's relaunching of the Pasig River Ferry Service will reduce the commute time between Manila and Pasig and ease traffic flow in the metropolis. The ferry service was first launched in 2014 under a private firm and again in 2015 by the MMDA. It now has seven boats that can carry about 40,000 passengers a month. The ferry service currently operates from Monday to Saturday. The first trip at Pinagbuhatan Station in Pasig going to Guadalupe Station in Makati starts at 7 a.m., while trips from Guadalupe to Escolta Station in ...

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Stop ‘fly-by-night’ motorcycle taxis — commuter group

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:05
MANILA, Philippines --- A commuter group has asked a Quezon City court to issue a temporary restraining order against five of what it described as "fly-by-night"motorcycle-hailing companies, following reports that they might be allowed to join a pilot test whose results would determine whether the two-wheelers could eventually operate as public transport vehicles. On Monday, lawyers Ariel Inton, Raymond Fortun and VJ Topacio of the Lawyers for Commuters' Safety and Protection (LCSP) filed a petition for preliminary injunction against five bike companies reportedly operating outside government regulation: We Move Things Philippines Inc. (Joyride), Habal Rides Corp. (Habals Inc.), i...

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Junior players train at Rafa Nadal Academy—and meet the man

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:04
The Rafa Nadal Academy (RNA) in Mallorca, Spain, which opened in 2016, is now home for the Philippines' top junior tennis players, Alexandra and Michael Eala. The two continue to bring honor to the country by playing well, and winning, in tournaments in Europe and Asia. In June 2018, excited by the prospect of the Philippines having more world-class junior tennis players, a group of like-minded individuals, led by former national tennis champion Rina Caniza, mapped out an ambitious plan. They were to convince generous individuals to sponsor the costs of sending selected junior tennis players from all over the country to the Academy established by 19-grand slam champion Rafael "Raf...

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Why a scar from bypass surgery shouldn’t be a symbol of machismo

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:03
Many physicians and even patients still could not accept that optimal medical treatment (OMT), on top of a healthy lifestyle, has been shown in a landmark study to be just as good as invasive treatment ---including heart bypass surgery---in patients with blocked arteries with a pattern of chest pains (stable ischemic heart disease). We wrote about it two weeks ago ("Healthy lifestyle, meds can relieve blocked heart arteries," Nov. 26), but we have to clarify that OMT will not relieve blockages in the heart arteries. It will relieve only the angina or chest pains caused by blocked arteries. This is due to several mechanisms, including reducing the oxygen demand of the heart, increas...

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PNP watching 22 cops for drug pushing

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:03
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police is monitoring 22 policemen who are on its watch list of suspected drug pushers. PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said in a briefing on Monday that of the 22, three were officials (a major and two lieutenants) while the rest were noncommissioned officers. Originally, the PNP was monitoring around 87 policemen but the others were cleared after further validation, Banac added. In what the PNP said was part of its continuing crackdown on scalawag officers, a retired lawman with alleged links to at least 10 so-called ninja cops was killed on Monday by policemen in Novaliches, Quezon City. Speaking to reporters, Maj. R...

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The need for a Parapsychology course

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:02
It may surprise you if I say there's no such thing as "paranormal." What people consider paranormal is really "normal" if we consider other-dimension realities. Things are called paranormal only because they cannot be explained by conventional or mainstream science, such as telepathy, spirit manifestations, teleportation, bilocation or telekinesis. But these phenomena are normal and not supernatural. Mind-to-mind communication or telepathy, for example, is natural and has been documented as occurring between two or more people since the beginning of recorded history. The same thing with ghostly manifestations. They exist whether we believe them or not. As for bilocation (to be i...

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Provisions of water concession agreements raise a lot of issues

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:01
President Duterte's vicious tirade against the alleged "onerous" 1997 water concessionaire contracts of Maynilad and Manila Water opened a Pandora's box on the failure of previous administrations to protect consumer interest. At the start, Maynilad's basic charge for the west zone was only P7.21 per cubic meter while Manila Water billed P4.02 per cubic meter in the east zone. Today, these basic charges have jumped by over 402 percent for Maynilad at P36.24 per cubic meter and over 609 percent for Manila Water at P28.52 per cubic meter. Maynilad says it spent P180 billion for the improvement of water facilities aside from shouldering the debt of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewer...

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Miss U host Steve Harvey figures in new controversy – almost

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:49
MANILA, Philippines --- Not again, Steve. American host Steve Harvey once again flirted with controversy on the Miss Universe stage, this time with the announcement of the best in national costume during the final show staged at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Reading off a teleprompter, Harvey declared Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados the winner, with a photograph of her flashed on the screen. The confusion was stirred by the presence of Malaysia's Shweta Sekhon beside Harvey as the camera panned to her. Sekhon had just explained to the host her Peranakan cuisine-inspired national costume. She then told Ha...

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Here's the question Joe Biden still needs to answer about Hunter Biden

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:48
Last week in Iowa, a man at a Joe Biden town hall asked the wrong question.
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SpaceX wants to beam internet from space. This could be its biggest hurdle

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:26
SpaceX wants to be your next Wi-Fi provider. It's hoping to build a constellation of satellites to deliver cheap, lightning-quick broadband from space — and the toughest obstacle could be on the ground.
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The man who ran a marathon in 196 countries

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 02:35
Nick Butter is an endurance athlete who embarked on a journey to run a marathon in all 196 countries in the world to fight prostate cancer.
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'World's largest' Scotch whisky collection could fetch $10.5 million at auction

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 01:55
The world's largest private collection of Scotch whisky will soon go under the hammer -- and could fetch a staggering $10.5 million.
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Elon Musk reveals when Tesla's electric ATV will go on sale

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 01:50
Elon Musk said Tesla plans to offer an electric ATV as an add-on with its new Cybertrucks beginning in 2021.
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