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Taiwanese man yields P3M worth of ketamine in Clark

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:48
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga----Government operatives on Tuesday arrested a Taiwanese man in Makati City, for accepting a package from Taiwan that contained P3,000,000 worth of ketamine that arrived at Clark Freeport in this province five days ago. In a statement, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region 3 (PDEA-3), identified the arrested suspect as Chang Bin Yen, 33. Operatives from the PDEA-3 and the Bureau of Customs-Port of Clark, in cooperation with the South Police District and Makati Police, conducted the "controlled delivery" operation against the Taiwanese suspect of importing the dangerous drug. "Ketamine is a dangerous drug classified as a hallucinogenic." It ca...

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SEA Games: Carlo Biado, Johann Chua set up all-Filipino 9-ball final

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:43
MANILA, Philippines---The Philippines is guaranteed of a gold medal in pool at the 31st Southeast Asian Games after Carlo Biado and Johann Chua on Tuesday arranged an all-Filipino final in men's 9-ball singles. Biado barged into the final round after repeating over Singapore ace Aloysius Yapp, 9-7, in the semifinal at Ha Dong Gymnasium in Vietnam. The 38-year-old Biado also beat Yapp, 13-8, to win the prestigious US Open title in September of last year in comeback fashion. Chua, meanwhile, had a relatively easier time in the semis after turning back another Singaporean in Lian Han Toh, 9-3. Biado and Chua were partners in the men's 9-ball doubles event in the 2019 Games i...

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Duterte signs law providing protection to consumers

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:41
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure providing consumers more protection against fraud in availing of financial products and services. A copy of Republic Act No. 11765 or the Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act, signed by Duterte on May 6, was sent to reporters Tuesday. "It is the policy of the State to ensure that appropriate mechanisms are in place to protect the interest of consumers of financial products and services under the conditions of transparency, fair and sound market conduct, and fair, reasonable, and effective handling of financial consumer disputes, which are aligned with global best practices," t...

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Motorcycle back-rider dead in Batangas road mishap

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:40
  LUCENA CITY----A motorcycle back-rider died Tuesday in a road accident in Lipa City in Batangas province. Lipa City police reported that a motorcycle driven by Ricky Barcil with a still unidentified male pillion rider hit a concrete electric post in Barangay Sampaguita at 1 a.m. Both riders were thrown off the vehicle, with the head of the back rider slamming into the post. He died on the spot from grave injuries. Barcil was taken to Mary Mediatrix Medical Center for treatment. lzb...

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LTFRB reopens appointment schedule for TNVS applications until June 17

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:39
  MANILA, Philippines---The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reopened on Tuesday the appointment schedule for transport network vehicle service (TNVS) applications. The LTFRB, on April 30, committed to accrediting nearly 8,000 units under the Transport Network Companies to address the increasing demand for more public transport services.From this overall count, 7,000 slots were allotted for the National Capital Region, 220 for Central Luzon, 500 for the Bicol Region, and 150 for Western Visayas. LTFRB Board Member Engr. Sherwin Begyan, however, shared that while the agency continues to accept TNVS applications, appointment scheduling was temp...

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Team Lakay’s Jenelyn Olsim returns to action at ONE 158

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:37
MANILA, Philippines--Another Team Lakay star is locked for ONE Championship's next event in June. Jenelyn Olsim will make her return to action against Julie Mezabarba at ONE 158: Pacio vs. Brooks on June 3 which will be broadcast live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The Filipino star looks to get back on the winning column after falling short in her previous fight against Indian wrestling savant Ritu Phogat in the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix semifinals on ONE: Nextgen in October 2021. Despite her loss to Phogat, Olsim is still one of the top prospects in the promotion. Olsim said she's not letting her opportunity go to waste and that she'll take full advantage to i...

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3 most wanted persons, 6 others nabbed in Mimaropa

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:37
  CITY OF CALAPAN----Police arrested three of the most-wanted list persons in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) and six other wanted persons during a day-long intensified operations on May 16. Brigadier General Sidney Sultan Hernia, Mimaropa police chief, said among those arrested was Joshua Asuncion, 31, and the top four most wanted of San Jose town in Occidental Mindoro. He was charged with rape (no bail recommended) and lascivious conduct under the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, with bail amounting to P120,000. In Palawan, Rix Lumungsod, 23, a drug high-value individual of Taytay town, was also arrest...

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Gael Monfils withdraws from French Open to undergo heel surgery

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:34
Local hope Gael Monfils will not compete at the French Open later this month as he goes under the knife to fix a problem with his right heel, the Frenchman said on Monday. The 22nd-ranked Monfils started the year well, winning his 11th ATP tour title in a tune-up event in Adelaide before reaching the Australian Open quarter-finals in January, where he was beaten by Matteo Berrettini. He has struggled in recent months, however, failing to go past the round of 16 in ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells, Miami and Madrid. https://twitter.com/Gael_Monfils/status/1526191755208626177 "Hi all, I regret to inform you that I am forced to withdraw from Open Parc de Lyon and...

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NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns gets offseason injection treatments

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:28
Minnesota Timberwolves star center Karl-Anthony Towns underwent stem call treatment and received platelet-rich plasma injections on Friday to treat a slew of injuries, ESPN reported Sunday. Towns had both knees, his left ankle, left wrist and the middle finger on his right hand treated, according to the report. Towns reportedly opted for this approach to avoid any offseason surgeries. His right knee has been especially bothersome and he had surgery on the left wrist in February of 2020. The 26-year-old Towns was dealing with the injuries as the Timberwolves reached the Western Conference playoffs. Minnesota lost to the Memphis Grizzlies in six games in the first-round series...

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Mexico’s official ‘disappered’ list grows to more than 100,000

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:22
    MEXICO CITY -- The number of people officially listed as disappeared in Mexico has risen to more than 100,000, government data showed on Monday, as family groups called on authorities to do more to find victims of violence linked to organized crime. The Interior Ministry's national registry of missing people dates back to 1964 and is updated periodically. Over the past two years, it has risen from about 73,000 people to more than 100,000, most of them men. Human rights groups and families of the missing expressed alarm and urged the government to urgently carry out more effective searches and investigations. "It's incredible that disappearances are still ...

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PH detects local transmission of Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:22
https://youtu.be/Z3FZabCRHdQ MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health has detected a local transmission of the highly transmissible Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Tuesday. "Bagamat nai-report po natin ang detection ng Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 noong nakaraang linggo, narito po tayo upang sabihin na mayroon na pong local transmission nitong subvariant ng Omicron na ito sa ating bansa," Vergeire said in a forum. "Nangangahulugan po na ang mga kaso na na-detect natin ay wala na pong kaugnayan sa mga kaso na nagmula sa labas ng bansa ngunit makikita pa rin po ang linkages ng mga detected cases," she explained. Vergeire s...

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Singapore to restart work on new airport terminal as passengers return

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:19
    SINGAPORE -- Singapore will resume building a fifth terminal at its Changi Airport after a two-year hiatus, the transport minister said on Tuesday, as regional and global air and passenger traffic recovers from the pandemic. Traffic in May doubled compared with March to stand at about 40% of pre-pandemic levels, transport minister S. Iswaran said in a speech at an aviation summit on Tuesday. "Given the current and projected recovery in air travel demand, we have a renewed impetus to secure our infrastructural capacity for growth," he said. Singapore is one of Asia's main travel hubs and saw more than 68 million passengers pass through Changi Airport in 20...

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Biden’s phone call shows US looking forward to working with Marcos — US official

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:16
MANILA, Philippines --- A United States (US) official said that President Joe Biden's call to congratulate presumptive Philippine president Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos was indicative that the global superpower is looking forward to working with the latter. In a teleconference interview with Southeast Asia-based reporters on Tuesday, US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink said the phone call between the two showed a desire to strengthen ties between the Philippines and the US, along with expanding cooperation on certain issues. "The phone call [...] that President Biden placed to president-elect Marcos, of course in which ...

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Indonesian farmers stage protests against palm oil export ban

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:15
    JAKARTA -- Hundreds of Indonesian smallholder farmers on Tuesday staged a protest in the capital Jakarta and in other parts of the world's fourth most populous country, demanding the government end a palm oil export ban that has slashed their income. Indonesia, the world's top palm oil exporter, has since April 28 halted shipments of crude palm oil and some of its derivative products in a bid to control soaring prices of domestic cooking oil, rattling global vegetable oil markets. Marching alongside a truck filled with palm oil fruit, farmers held a rally outside the offices of the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, which is leading the government po...

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SEA Games: PH men’s beach volleyball team barges into semis

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:14
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine men's beach volleyball team clinched a semifinals berth in the 31st Southeast Asian Games after sweeping Cambodia on Tuesday at Tuan Chau Beach in Vietnam. Jude Garcia and Krung Arbasto edged out Chuk Sophea and Thy Menghuong, 21-15, 21-16. Ranran Abdilla and Jaron Requinton completed the sweep of the Cambodians, beating Oem Narit and Som Samith, 21-14, 21-14. The Philippines secured a spot in the semifinals with a 2-0 record in Pool A after opening its campaign with a sweep of Singapore on Sunday. Requinton and Garcia had different partners when they earned bronze in the 2019 SEA Games in Subic. Abdilla was part of the men's nati...

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UAAP: La Salle climbs to No. 2, sends UP to 3rd straight loss

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:14
MANILA, Philippines-La Salle rose to the second spot after dealing University of the Philippines its third consecutive loss, 25-12, 25-17, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 84 women's volleyball tournament, Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The 1-2 punch of Alleiah Malaluan and Justine Jazareno led the Lady Spikers to a 4-2 slate with Malaluan shouldering the scoring load with a game-high 16 points and Jazareno anchoring the defense with 12 excellent digs and 11 excellent receptions. "Well UP started strong so coming into this game our preparation was double time the fact that we're slated for the first game at 10," La Salle assistant coach Benson Bocboc said in Filipino aft...

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'You can get out': Lyft driver stands up against passengers' racist comments

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:02
Dashcam video shows a Lyft driver refusing to drive passengers who used racist rhetoric while getting in the car.
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LOOK: Anne Curtis, Jasmine Curtis-Smith reunite with brother in Bohol

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:42
Anne Curtis and Jasmine Curtis-Smith spent some quality time together with their brother Thomas James, as they all got reunited in Bohol. Anne and her siblings can be seen sitting together in their swimwear, with the view of the sea in Panglao, Bohol as their background, the actress showed on her Instagram page last Sunday, May 15. Thomas James is Anne and Jasmine's younger brother who is based in Australia. "Long time, no sea @thomasjamescs. Your ates (sisters) are happy to have you back for a couple of weeks," Anne said.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Anne Curtis (@annecurtis...

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