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Police eye politics behind murder of village official, wife in Maguindanao del Norte

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:57
COTABATO CITY--Although the village elections are still months away, police in the Bangsamoro region suspect that violence linked to the upcoming electoral exercise is rearing its ugly head again. This came as probers suspect politics to be behind the killing of a village official and his wife in Parang town, Maguindanao del Norte on Monday. Abobakar Abdul, 40, village chair of Polloc, Parang townwas on board a Toyota Hilux pickup with his wife Bainisa, 39; when they were ambushed by unidentified attackers 5:30 p.m. in the town's Sitio Timbangan, Barangay Sarmiento. Two men riding in tandem on motorbike overtook the Hilux pickup that Abdul was driving and opened fire, hittin...

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Sorry, Spike. There's a new world's oldest living dog -- and he's the oldest ever recorded

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:54
It was only two weeks ago that Spike, a 23-year-old chihuahua mix from Ohio, was named the oldest living dog. Now, he has been utterly dethroned.
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Army: Suspects in Zambo Norte ambush hid in MILF community

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:45
ZAMBOANGA CITY---Government troops pursuing the suspects in a Jan. 26 ambush in Sirawai town, Zamboanga del Norte province that killed five had sought refuge in a community of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members, halting their arrest operation. Col. Peter Garceniego Jr., commander of the Army's 42nd Infantry Battalion, said the suspects blended with the villagers of Barangay Doa Cecilia as soldiers and police were closing in on them on Monday. According to Garceniego, there was no MILF camp in the area but the community is known to be populated by members and former guerrillas of the MILF which armed wing, the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces, is being decommissioned in...

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PBA: TNT’s Roger Pogoy ‘best two-way player’ right now, says Jojo Lastimosa

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:39
MANILA, Philippines---TNT swingman RR Pogoy drew huge praise from coach Jojo Lastimosa after the team's 93-85 win over Magnolia in the PBA Governors' Cup on Friday. Lastimosa lauded Pogoy, whom he thinks is "the best two-way player in the league." "Right now, Roger is probably the best two-way player in the league. He keeps saying he's all about 'defense, defense,' but his offense is humming right now," Lastimosa said. "Roger, he is too humble. We've come a long way with him since his days in FEU and he knows he's here now due to hard work," he added. After finishing with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, Pogoy refused to take all the credit ...

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US turns up the heat on Middle East allies in bid to stop Russia's war machine

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:34
As the Ukraine war approaches the one-year mark, the United States is ramping up efforts to choke off Russia's economy and it has set its sight on the Middle East.
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PBA: Cameron Clark ‘perfect’ for unbeaten San Miguel

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:22
MANILA, Philippines-San Miguel Beer couldn't have found a better import than Cameron Clark. Clark has been "perfect" for the Beermen, as far as coach Jorge Gallent is concerned. True enough, Clark has led San Miguel to a dominant 3-0 start with an average winning margin of 20 points. "[He's] perfect. He does everything for us. He gets the rebounds, he guards the other imports, he knows when to shoot the ball, so he's filling his role perfectly," Gallent said after steering SMB to a 122-102 win over Terrafirma on Friday. Clark powered the Beermen against the Dyip, collecting 31 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Aside from Clark, the locals have also be...

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Extreme cold snaps: Why temperatures still plummet to dangerous levels even as the planet warms

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:13
Even as the world smashes through one all-time heat record after another and speeds towards critical warming thresholds, brutal waves of deadly cold can still arrive in bomb cyclones that bring icy weather and deep snow -- and add fuel for those who deny the climate crisis is real or significant.
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OWWA chief Arnell Ignacio: Socmed manager behind post on my love life

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:11
MANILA, Philippines --- A post on the official Facebook page of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) asking followers if they think former television host and Administrator Arnell Ignacio should pursue a new "love life" was made by a "young and aggressive" social media manager. This was the defense given by Ignacio himself, who said in a press briefing on Friday that they have already reprimanded the social media manager. It could be remembered that a post was made on OWWA's official Facebook page asking overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) if they are in favor of Ignacio "opening his heart to love again." "Basta what I promise you, the group taking care of our soc...

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PBA: Nostalgia hits in Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot jersey swap

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:03
ANTIPOLO CITY --- The jersey swap ritual has long been observed in the Philippine Basketball Association. But there nothing was quite like the one shared by San Miguel Beer's Marcio Lassiter and Terrafirma's Alex Cabagnot on Friday at Ynares Center here. "That's my 'Splash Brother,'" a smiling Lassiter told reporters on his way out of the hilltop arena, fresh off helping the Beermen to a 122-102 blowout of the Dyip and the club's third straight in the Governors' Cup. "That's something we never got to do. We've played for so long together and it's just one of those things where it would be kind of cool to do," the 35-year-old sniper went on. Lassiter and Cabagnot go way ba...

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These Florida brothers ran one of the largest opioid 'pill mills' in US history. The FBI says it was linked to thousands of deaths

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:59
Throngs of people hang outside the American Pain clinic in Boca Raton, Florida, waiting their turn. Inside, a doctor greets them one by one and prescribes them pain medication, a handgun peeking out from under his white coat.
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Is the Fed ignoring long Covid in its inflation fight?

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:58
Federal Reserve officials have for months blamed a dwindling supply of US workers for elevated inflation levels. During his December press conference, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said that Covid-related deaths accounted for a large chunk of the structural labor shortage in the economy.
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Offices are more than 50% filled for the first time since the pandemic started

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:53
Nearly three years after the pandemic began, American offices are finally more than halfway filled again as workers have gradually returned to the office.
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Pathological lying could finally be getting attention as a mental disorder

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:51
When Timothy Levine set out to write a book about deception in 2016, he wanted to include a chapter on one of its most extreme forms: pathological lying.
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Marck Espejo too much as Cignal deals Imus first loss in Spikers’ Turf

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:42
MANILA, Philippines---Marck Espejo was nearly unstoppable as Cignal handed Imus' first defeat in straight sets, 25-16, 25-22, 25-22, to earn its second win in the 2023 Spikers' Turf Open Conference on Friday at Paco Arena. Espejo unleashed 18 points, nailing 13 of his 22 spike attempts and firing five of his team's six aces to beat the AJAA Spikers in one hour and 32 minutes. The Philippine men's volleyball star also had 11 excellent receptions, while team captain Ysay Marasigan chipped in 13 points off 11 attacks, one block, and an ace. Cignal coach Dexter Clamor said their preparation worked wonders against the new but strong team coached by Sammy Acaylar. "It boils down to our p...

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DSWD chief eyes dispersing more disaster response teams across PH

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:33
MANILA, Philippines --- The new Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rex Gatchalian is aiming to upgrade the agency's disaster response by further breaking down and dispersing disaster response units across the country. Part of the DSWD's mandate is to respond to calamities by providing immediate aid to disaster-stricken areas. Gatchalian said that it was a challenge of getting goods from warehouses to the hands of those who need it. "That's the battle of logistics, so ang naisip ko na solusyon at strategy doon, kaysa doing central o provincial o regional approach na nandoon ang warehouse at packing center, baka pwede natin hatiin pa ang mga mapa natin ...

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Baguio’s first IP representative to join city council after taking oath

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:25
BAGUIO CITY --- For the first time, an indigenous peoples mandatory representative is joining the Baguio City Council. Maximo Hilario Edwin Bugnay Jr., who was elected by the city's Ibaloy, Kankanaey and Kalanguya clans on Jan. 6, took his oath of office before Mayor Benjamin Magalong at 11:30 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 3). The council will welcome the IPMR as its 16th member, and the body will file a supplementary budget for his new office and staff, said Councilor Arthur Allad-iw in an interview. Bugnay received his certification on Thursday from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, which sat en banc to recognize the election, Allad-iw said. A previous IPMR was elec...

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PBA: TNT bounces back, fends off Magnolia

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:19
ANTIPOLO CITY --- Still licking its wounds from a meltdown, TNT on Friday night made sure it won't suffer a repeat of that disaster by holding off hard-fighting Magnolia, 93-85, at Ynares Center here. Roger Pogoy put up 20 points and five rebounds while Calvin Oftana, Mikey Williams and import Jalen Hudson all finished with 14 each to help the Tropang Giga recover from a stunning loss to NLEX and improve to a 3-1 win-loss record in the Governors' Cup. "I think 40 of that 48 minutes against NLEX, we played great basketball. The challenge for (the players) today was to sustain the energy," said interim coach Jojo Lastimosa. "That should be a lesson learned. And they've proven ...

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Olympic boycott could render the Games 'pointless' if Russian athletes compete, says Polish minister

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:06
Allowing athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete at the Paris Olympics could lead to a large-scale boycott and render the Games "pointless," Poland's sports minister said on Thursday.
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PDEA seizes P6.9-M ‘shabu’ in Cavite

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 19:42
LUCENA CITY --- Anti-illegal drug operatives nabbed an alleged big-time trafficker who reportedly yielded P6.9 million worth of "shabu" (crystal meth) during a buy-bust operation in Bacoor City, Cavite province on Wednesday, Feb. 1. In a belated report on Friday afternoon , the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 4A identified the arrested suspect as Daryl Julhasan, 28, who was classified as a "high-value" target in the government campaign against illegal drugs. The report said Julhasan, an event coordinator by profession from Taguig City, was caught by PDEA agents at 7:15 p.m. at the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Barangay Talaba 4. The suspect yie...

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