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3 found bound and shot dead on Bulacan roadside were abducted from MM

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:24
  BUSTOS, Bulacan -- Two women and a man, whose handcuffed remains were dumped at a roadside here on Friday (Jan. 15), are residents of Metro Manila who were abducted this week, the police said.   One of the slain women found along the Plaridel Bypass Road here had been reported missing since Tuesday (Jan. 12).   Aziza Benito, a 58-year-old resident of Divisoria in Manila, was shoved into a vehicle, said Police Maj. Jude Bryan Maguddayao, Bustos chief of police. She was a former overseas recruiter, he said.   The other woman, 41-year-old Norwina Ulama, owns a garments store in Pasig City, while the lone male victim, Jalani Mariano, 29, was a t...

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Trump has trashed America's most important alliance. The rift with Europe could take decades to repair

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:15
The presidency of Donald Trump has left such a wretched stench in Europe that it's hard to see how, even in four years, Joe Biden could possibly get America's most important alliance back on track.
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3 suspected drug pushers fall in Lucena drug busts

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:04
LUCENA CITY -- Police arrested three suspected drug pushers, including a "high-value target," in early operations here Saturday. Police Lieutenant Colonel Romulo Albacea, Lucena police chief, said operatives nabbed Vincent Yap, 41, after he sold a pack of shabu (crystal meth) to a police agent in Barangay (village) Ibabang Dupay around 9:30 a.m. Authorities seized five plastic sachets of shabu worth P13,870 in the street market. Earlier, policemen also busted Jenelyn Vallejo and Alexander Lamping, both 23 years old, in another sting operation in Barangay Ibabang Iyam around 6:55 a.m. The two suspects yielded shabu with a street value of P17,950. Police tagged Lamping, a leade...

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Terrifying scope of Capitol attack becoming clearer as Washington locks down for Biden's inauguration

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:03
Federal authorities are piecing together a chilling picture of the January 6 insurrection that reveals major security and intelligence failures, underscores profound fissures in American society and hints at the political challenges ahead for President-elect Joe Biden, even as they race to ensure the safety of US leaders and next week's inauguration.
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Aftershock rocks Indonesia quake zone as search continues

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:55
    JAKARTA - An aftershock hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Saturday as rescue workers searched for people trapped under rubble after an earthquake killed at least 45 people, injured hundreds and sent thousands fleeing in terror. Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said no damage or casualties were reported from the Magnitude 5.0 aftershock in the West Sulawesi districts of Mamuju and Majene a day after the Magnitude 6.2 earthquake. Agency head Doni Monardo told Kompas TV the search continued for victims who could still be trapped under rubble. More than 820 people were injured and about 15,000 people have been evacuated, the agency said. Some have soug...

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Gladys Reyes’ father undergoes angioplasty following heart attack

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:47
Gladys Reyes disclosed that her father has undergone a major medical procedure after suffering from a heart attack earlier this week. The actress, a self-admitted "papa's girl forever," said her father was recovering from a successful angioplasty, a procedure done to widen and unblock narrowed or obstructed arteries and veins to restore proper blood flow. Prior to undergoing angioplasty, Reyes' father first underwent an angiogram, as per Reyes on Instagram yesterday, Jan. 15.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Gladys Reyes-Sommereux (@iamgladysreyes) After the angiogram's ...

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HHS Secretary Alex Azar complains of tarnished legacy in resignation letter to Trump

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:36
President Trump's "actions and rhetoric" have tarnished the administration's legacy, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a resignation letter submitted this week.
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Giuliani uses unfounded 'Antifa' argument to defend Trump

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:33
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has been working to bolster conspiratorial claims that left-wing agitators played a dominant role in the last week's Capitol riot.
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Janine Gutierrez receives warm welcome as she officially transfers to ABS-CBN

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:04
ABS-CBN stars have been giving award-winning actress Janine Gutierrez a warm welcome as she officially transfers to the Kapamilya network. "Hello Kapamilya!" Gutierrez simply posted on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself during the contract signing yesterday, Jan. 15. Several Kapamilya stars congratulated and welcomed Gutierrez through her post, including Enchong Dee, Gutierrez's "Elise" co-star Angelica Panganiban, Ruffa Gutierrez and Isabelle Daza, among many others.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by JANINE (@janinegutierrez) "Welcome Elise [heart emoji]," Dee wrote ...

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What we know about potential armed protests ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:57
Washington, DC, and states across the country are heightening security and preparing reinforcements this week ahead of potential armed protests from Saturday up to at least Inauguration Day on Wednesday.
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PH named 2nd most ‘Instagrammable’ place in the world

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:52
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines was hailed as the second most "Instagrammable" --- or very appealing to photographed and shared on the social media site Instagram---place in the world in 2021, by a global travel website. In its list released Thursday, travel website Big 7 Travel said that the Philippines was "home to incredible natural wonders like an underground river and tranquil rice terraces in addition to a vibrant culture and history spanning several millennia."         "From the bustling capital of Manila complete with colorful colonial streets to the absolute oasis of Boracay, the gram opportunities h...

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Washington Post: Capitol Police intelligence report warned of violence targeting 'Congress itself' three days before attack

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:22
An internal Capitol Police intelligence report produced three days before rioters breached the US Capitol cautioned that violent supporters of President Donald Trump could zero in on "Congress itself," the Washington Post reported Friday, citing obtained portions of the 12-page memo.
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2 drug suspects fall in Quezon, over P1 M shabu seized

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:18
    LUCENA CITY -- Police seized shabu (crystal meth) estimated to be worth more than P1 million and an illegal firearm from two drug suspects in separate operations in Candelaria town on Friday and Saturday. The Quezon police reported that its anti-narcotics agents collared Elmer Suba, 38, after he sold P1,000 worth of shabu to an undercover police officer in a drug deal inside a subdivision in Barangay Masalukot around 8 p.m. Friday. The suspect yielded 13 plastic sachets containing 42.49 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of over P866,000. Suba, an ex-drug convict who was released following a plea bargaining agreement with the court, was also fo...

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Earthquake shakes Batangas

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:57
MANILA, Philippines --- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Batangas on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The earthquake was recorded at 6:48 a.m. some five kilometers southwest of Calatagan town. Phivolcs said that the earthquake was of tectonic origin, and had a 135-kilometer depth of focus. Phivolcs earlier measured the earthquake at magnitude 4.5. It was later upgraded to magnitude 4.8. State seismologists said that the earthquake was also felt at Instrumental Intensity I in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro and Plaridel, Bulacan. No aftershocks or damage to infrastructure were expected from the earthquake, Phivol...

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Timberwolves star Towns COVID-19 positive

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:31
LOS ANGELES - Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns said Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19, vowing to overcome the disease that last year claimed the life of his mother and six other family members. The 25-year-old power forward confirmed news of his positive case in a statement on Twitter, shortly after the NBA confirmed Minnesota's game against Memphis on Friday had been postponed. "Prior to tonight's game, I received yet another awful call that I tested positive for COVID," said Towns. "I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions. "We cannot...

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Justin Thomas dropped by Ralph Lauren for using anti-gay slur

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:24
The Ralph Lauren Corporation is cutting ties with golfer Justin Thomas over his use of a homophobic slur.
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Cebu Pacific reminds travellers of PH travel restrictions amid emergence of new COVID variant

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:20
      MANILA, Philippines --- Cebu Pacific has announced that it will not accept bookings from foreigners who recently traveled to countries with known cases of the new COVID-19 variant.   In an advisory issued Friday, Cebu Pacific said that foreign nationals who "originated from, transited via, or visited within 14 days prior to arrival in the Philippines" from the countries specified by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) will not be accepted in their flights. The following countries are: United Kingdom Denmark Ireland Japan Australia Israel The Nether...

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Quezon COVID-19 watch: Death toll climbs to 205; total cases at 6,594

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:51
LUCENA CITY -- Quezon province recorded 18 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) deaths two weeks into the new year as the death toll to jumped to 205. Quezon, which is under modified general community quarantine, had recorded a total of 6,594 COVID-19 cases (380 active cases) with 6,009 recoveries since the pandemic broke out in March last year. In its 5 p.m. bulletin on Jan. 15, the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) reported the death of two COVID-19 patients in Lucban town and another in Mulanay town. On Jan. 3, Unisan town recorded the first COVID-19 fatality in the new year. On Jan. 4, two validated COVID-1...

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Pagasa’s Saturday weather forecast: Cloudy skies with a chance of rain

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:35
    https://www.facebook.com/PAGASA.DOST.GOV.PH/videos/198731995281931/       MANILA, Philippines --- Cloudy skies with possible rain showers are expected in most parts of the country on Saturday, the state weather bureau said. In its 5 a.m. live weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that the tail-end of the frontal system is currently affecting the eastern section of Southern Luzon. Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or "amihan" is affecting the rest of Luzon. The tail-end of frontal system will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to the...

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No plans to test most National Guard for Covid-19 before they deploy across DC

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:22
The overwhelming majority of the more than 20,000 National Guard members expected in Washington for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will not be tested for coronavirus before they are deployed from states around the country or upon their arrival in the nation's capital, a National Guard spokesperson tells CNN.
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