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SEA Games: Wins by Bautista, Palicte get PH boxing bid going

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:26
BAC NINH CITY. -- Ian Clark Bautista opened the campaign of the Philippine boxing team on a high by scoring a lopsided unanimous decision win over Singaporean Mohammad Hanurdeen Bin on Monday night as men's boxing competition in the 31st Southeast Asian Games got going at the Bac Ninh Stadium. Bautista, the 27-year-old veteran from Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, controlled the three-round fight, landing punches perfectly from all angles to get the nod of the five judges and advance into the men's featherweight semifinals on Friday. "We trained a lot for this Southeast Asian Games so we're praying to accomplish more," said Bautista, the 2019 bronze medalist. "I will do my very b...

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Marbel Diocese calls on parishioners to join solidarity march against open pit mining

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:21
KORONADAL CITY---The Diocese of Marbel on Tuesday urged parishioners and residents against open-pit mining in South Cotabato to join a solidarity march on Thursday, May 19, in this city. Marbel Bishop Cerilo Casicas said the local Catholic Church-led protest was in reaction to Monday's decision of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to lift the ban on open-pit mining in the province contained in its 12-year-old landmark environment code. "Please join and help us in this mobilization. This is one way for our voices to be heard. We need warm bodies to show them that many of us don't want the lifting of the ban on open-pit mining," the prelate told reporters late Monday afternoon. The sol...

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How 'Queer Eye' star Karamo Brown battled through insecurities over hair loss

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:20
Karamo Brown is something of a self-esteem guru. Whether giving motivational speeches, campaigning for mental health or life-coaching on hit makeover show "Queer Eye," he has built a career on his seemingly infectious sense of confidence.
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SEA Games: Merwin Tan’s gold start of PH’s road back to bowling glory, says coach

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:20
HANOI --- Merwin Tan's gold medal may have amazed a lot of people used to the same disappointing performances by the national bowlers in the Southeast Asian Games. But his victory in the 31st Southeast Asian Games men's singles on Monday certainly didn't surprise his coaches, specifically national head coach, former world masters champion Biboy Rivera. "We got a good fortune to be invited in the World Series of Bowling," Rivera told the Inquirer. The tournament last March was part of the United States Pro Tour in Wisconsin. "That gave Merwin the exposure to the big stage." The 22-year-old Tan collected 1,292 pinfalls to rule the singles gold, breaking an 11-year drought for ...

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‘Black Mirror’ returns for long-awaited sixth season — report

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:11
"Black Mirror" is set to return for its highly-anticipated sixth season, three years since its latest episodes were released. The dystopian drama, which last premiered on Netflix in June 2019, is working on new episodes and casting is now underway, as per an exclusive report byVarietyyesterday, May 16. A source close to the production stated that each new episode will be treated as an individual film. This is in line with recent installments of the series which had episodes exceeding an hour of runtime. Specific storylines are yet to be revealed as of writing. Season six of "Black Mirror" is also expected to have more episodes than season five, which only had three episodes:...

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An 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet in the Bronx, police say

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:09
An 11-year-old girl died Monday night after being struck by a stray bullet on the streets of the Bronx in New York City, the New York Police Department announced.
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UAAP: Ateneo makes it 3 in a row with win over UE

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:05
MANILA, Philippines---Ateneo posted its third straight win in the UAAP Season 84 women's volleyball tournament after beating University of the East, 25-14, 20-25, 25-11, 25-14, Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena. Faith Nisperos tallied 19 points on 15 attacks, three aces, and a block to go along with seven excellent receptions while Vanie Gandler produced 16 points on 12 attacks that went with 14 excellent digs to lead the Blue Eagles to a share of the third spot with University of the Philippines. "We're not counting the streak, we just want to be better every game and this game is not different from the other games. We also had to prepare for UE," said Ateneo head coach Oliver Alm...

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Darryl Yap declines offer to head FDCP, screenwriter Suzette Doctolero says

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:57
Darryl Yap was reportedly offered a position in the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) which he declined, as disclosed by GMA screenwriter Suzette Doctolero. The FDCP is the national film agency directly under the Office of the President. It is anticipated to have a new set of leaders after the Duterte administration. Doctolero made the information known after the controversial film director apparently became a trending topic on Twitter, as per her Facebook page yesterday, May 16. "Bakit trending si Darryl Yap? E ano kung maging FDCP head siya? Ayaw niyo rin naman kay Liza nung simula kasi the who, pero later on ang dami nang chumika doon sa babae," she said,...

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Letran’s Rhenz Abando is NCAA Season 97 Rookie MVP

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:53
Rhenz Abando is so engrossed in capturing the NCAA Season 97 men's basketball title for the Letran Knights that a Most Valuable Player award was regarded as a mere afterthought. The 6-foot-2 spring-loaded forward will be more motivated to help seal Letran's second straight championship in Game 2 of their titular showdown with the Mapua Cardinals after emerging as the finest player of the season. Aside from the MVP trophy, Abando will also be named Rookie of the Year during the awarding ceremony prior to the Knights-Cardinals championship clash on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. ``My priority is to win the championship because I don't want to be a bridesmaid anymore,'' ...

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President Duterte, VP Robredo invited to attend proclamation of winning senators

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:47
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo are both invited to attend the proclamation of the 12 winning senators on Wednesday. Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner George Garcia made the announcement Tuesday, adding that Senate President Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, and Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo were also invited to attend the event. "Officially, we invited the president, vice president, the Speaker of the House, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to attend tomorrow's event, and of course the Senate President kung saka-sakaling available sila tomorrow [in case they are available tomorrow],"...

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Duterte okays bill giving Sangguniang Kabataan officials monthly pay

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:43
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure strengthening the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), including giving youth council officials monthly honoraria. Duterte on May 6 signed Republic Act No. 11768, amending certain provisions of the Sanggunian Kabataan Reform Act of 2015. A copy of the new law was released to the media on Tuesday, May 17. Under the measure, all SK members, including the treasurer and secretary, should receive a monthly honorarium at the end of every regular monthly SK meeting, provided that it should not exceed 25 percent of the SK's funds and should not exceed the compensation received by the SK chairperson. Their respecti...

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Online posts reveal suspected Buffalo gunman spent months planning racist attack

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:43
Social media posts by the 18-year-old White man suspected of shooting and killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket Saturday reveal he had been planning his attack for months.
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Dominguez to Bongbong Marcos: Continue fuel marking

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:43
MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte's chief economic manager has urged presidential race winner Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to continue implementing fuel marking to sustain inroads against oil smuggling. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said he believed that the next administration must and will continue the fuel marking program. Asked if fuel marking will form part of the fiscal consolidation and resource mobilization plan to be turned over by the outgoing Duterte administration to presumptive president Marcos Jr.'s economic team, Dominguez replied: "Absolutely." To recall, before the Benigno Aquino III administration ended, former customs chief Alberto Li...

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SEA Games: Philippines falls to Indonesia anew in women’s volleyball

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:39
MANILA, Philippines---The Philippine women's volleyball team absorbed its second straight defeat at the hands of Indonesia, 23-25, 25-21, 15-25, 20-25, in the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at Quang Ninh Gymnasium in Vietnam. Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi, who shattered the Filipino spikers' bronze medal hopes in the 2019 SEA Games, continued to be a thorn in the side of the Philippines as she delivered the big blows to give Indonesia a 2-2 win-loss record in the preliminary round, assured of the battle for third place. Ratri Wulandari and Wilda Siti Nurfadhilah also led the Indonesians, who dominated the last two sets to send the Filipinos to a 1-2 record in the fourth pla...

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Cannes Film Festival kicks into full swing for 75th anniversary

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:36
CANNES, France --- The Cannes Film Festival is gearing up for a bumper 75th anniversary edition with a selection of big Hollywood names, buzzy newcomers and previous Palme d'Or winners, a splashy return even as the conflict in Ukraine looms over festivities. "I honestly think this is one of the best Cannes line-ups in years," said Scott Roxborough, European bureau chief for The Hollywood Reporter. The festival runs from May 17 to 28, resuming its traditional calendar following two years of pandemic disruptions. It was canceled in 2020, and last year moved to July, when it was held under strict COVID-19 protocols. This year, the parties are back and Hollywood heavyweights wil...

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From 2016 to 2022: Provinces’ flip key to Marcos win

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:31
MANILA, Philippines---Far different from 2016, when Leni Robredo took down Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s vice presidential bid by a hairline, the 2022 election saw Marcos win in 64 out of 81 provinces. Robredo, who won in 42 provinces in 2016, had a thin lead against Marcos---263,473 votes. She received 14,418,817 votes while Marcos, who won in 32 provinces and Metro Manila, received 14,155,344 votes.v This year, however, as seen in the partial and unofficial results of the elections, which already represent 98.35 percent of election returns, with 31,104,175 votes, Marcos is set to win the presidency by a landslide against Robredo's 14,822,051 votes. READ: Marcos, Duterte hea...

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CHR: Alleged NPA members tried to extort money, threatened 2 Mindanao offices

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:23
MANILA, Philippines --- Two callers who identified themselves as alleged members of communist rebel group New People's Army (NPA) tried to extort money and threaten two Commission on Human Rights (CHR) offices in Mindanao, one of its officials said on Tuesday. According to CHR Executive Director Jacqueline Ann de Guia, the Commission's office in Northern Mindanao and Soccsksargen received phone calls recently about alleged NPA members asking for money from CHR. De Guia said the first call came in last May 11, where a supposed NPA commander asked CHR's Region XIII office for P8,000 to aid his wounded comrade --- asking for a lawyer while warning that he knows all the said office's p...

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Spain, Morocco reopen land borders after two-year closure

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:22
    FNIDEQ, Morocco---Morocco and Spain have reopened the land borders between the north African country and the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, two years after they were shut due to Covid restrictions and a major diplomatic row. The enclaves on the Mediterranean coast in northern Morocco have the European Union's only land borders with Africa. The gates opened shortly after 11:00 pm local time (2200 GMT) on Monday night, letting dozens of cars and queues of pedestrians pass in both directions. At the Fnideq border post, smiles lit up the faces of the travellers crossing to see their families on the Moroccan side. "I was stuck for two years in Ceuta...

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US Congress panel to hold first UFO hearings in half a century

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:19
    WASHINGTON -- Two top U.S. defense intelligence officials were due to testify on Capitol Hill on Tuesday about what the government knows of unidentified flying objects, in the first public congressional hearing concerning UFOs in more than 50 years. The hearing before a U.S. House Intelligence subcommittee comes 11 months after a report documenting more than 140 cases of what the government officially calls "unidentified aerial phenomena," or UAPs, that U.S. military pilots have reported observing since 2004. The more popular term UFO, for unidentified flying object, has long been widely associated with the notion of alien spacecraft, which received no menti...

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Yellen links Russia sanctions to 1940 US asset freezes aimed at Nazis

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:15
WARSAW --- U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday drew parallels between the financial pressure that the United States and its allies are imposing on Russia to the efforts of a 1940s Treasury secretary to deny financial resources to Nazi Germany. Yellen, speaking at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, said that in 1940 then-Treasury secretary Henry Morgenthau persuaded then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt to sign executive orders to freeze assets of Denmark and Norway despite U.S. neutrality at the time. This denied the Nazis the ability to plunder the overseas wealth of countries they invaded. Morgenthau also persuaded Roosevelt to set up the W...

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