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LOOK: Sketch of VP-elect Sara Duterte’s gown for inauguration

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 18:06
MANILA, Philippines --- With just a few days before Vice President-elect Sara Duterte gets sworn into office, Davao-based designer Silverio Anglacer on Thursday released an outline of her Filipiniana gown for the ceremony. In a Facebook post, Anglacer posted a photo of the outline illustration of Duterte's gown for her inauguration, which is set on June 19. "My outline of Philippine Vice President-elect Sara Duterte's oathtaking gown on June 19," he wrote. As seen in the sketch, the gown will have a loose mermaid bodice at the bottom with a traditional Filipiniana top of camisa or bell-shaped sleeves. Anglacer marked the left side of the outline with green, raising specul...

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Boris Johnson suffers blow as second ethics adviser resigns

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 18:03
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a further blow to his authority on Wednesday when his second ethics adviser in less than two years quit his post.
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Retired Republican judge says January 6 was 'well-developed plan' by Trump to cling to power

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 18:02
Retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig, a Republican who is testifying at Thursday's January 6 committee hearing, will provide a sharp condemnation of former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election, saying Trump and his allies "instigated" a war on democracy "so that he could cling to power," according to a written statement he intends to submit for the committee's record obtained exclusively by CNN.
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Take a leaf from Eleazar’s book on protest movement, Bayan tells PNP

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:35
MANILA, Philippines --- The current leadership of the Philippine National Police may learn a thing or two about the protest movement from the book of its former chief, Guillermo Eleazar, who had tried to reach out to both critics and supporters of the administration, an activist group said on Thursday. In a statement,Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said that Eleazar, who recently ran but lost in his bid for the Senate, had tried to reach out to protesters to ensure peace and order during movements and programs. "The current PNP leadership is unlike that of Gen. Guillermo Eleazer who always reached out to protesters at the earliest possible time to come up with agreements and...

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PSA: Tourism earns more than P1T in 2021 but still less than pre-pandemic levels

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:30
MANILA, Philippines --- As the Philippines gradually reopened, the tourism sector's earnings increased to over P1 trillion in 2021 but remained far below P2.5-trillion in 2019 before the pandemic. In a report on Thursday (June 16), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the tourism industry's direct gross value added (TDGVA) in 2021 rose 9.2 percent from P917.2 billion in 2020. At the onset of the prolonged pandemic, tourism revenue fell to its lowest level since 2012 as 75 percent of the economy stopped at the height of the longest and most stringent COVID-19 lockdowns. Besides closing to foreign tourists, domestic tourism took a hit as local governments also closed or...

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F1: Melbourne to host Australian Grand Prix race until 2035

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:27
The Australian Grand Prix will continue to be held in Melbourne until 2035 after race organizers announced a new 10-year agreement with Formula One on Thursday, beating off rival bids from Sydney and the Gold Coast. The race was first run in 1928 and has been held at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne since 1996. It attracted record crowds in April when it returned for a race won by the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc after missing out in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. "The race has always been a favorite for the fans, drivers and the teams, and Melbourne is an incredible and vibrant international city that is a perfect match for our sport," Formula One pres...

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Hit-and-run: Spotlight shines on reckless driving, victims

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:27
  MANILA, Philippines---The law is clear: Anyone who shall fail to help or render assistance to someone whom he or she has accidentally wounded or injured while driving a motor vehicle is liable for violation of Article 275 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC). This was one of the cases filed against Jose Antonio Sanvicente, the 34-year-old owner of the sports utility vehicle (SUV), a Toyota RAV4, that hit then ran over a 31-year-old security guard who was manning traffic in Mandaluyong City on June 5. It was last June 7 when Mandaluyong City police chief Col. Gauvin Unos said "the owner of the vehicle was identified" and that police had already filed cases of frustrated mur...

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1 dead in motorcycle-jeep collision in Antipolo

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:18
LUCENA CITY---A man died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a jeep in Antipolo City early on Thursday (June 16). Regional police said Alfredo Jose, age unknown, was driving his motorcycle when it collided with a jeep driven by Bobby Flores on Marcos Highway past 3 a.m. Jose died on the way to hospital. Flores, his mother and a passenger riding with Jose were injured. Flores is in police custody while an investigation is being conducted. TSB RELATED STORIES: 2 motorcyclists dead in separate Antipolo City road mishaps Woman dead in Batangas motorcycle crash Two die in Lapu motorcycle accident...

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Rape suspect falls in Pampanga after 18 years in hiding

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:17
ANGELES CITY --- The most wanted person in Apalit town, Pampanga province was finally arrested after going into hiding for 18 years, the Pampanga police announced on Tuesday (June 14). In a statement, the Pampanga police said Ronnie Magpayo, 41, was cornered before dawn on Monday (June 13) at San Vicente village in Apalit. It said operatives had with them a copy of a warrant of arrest for rape issued by Judge Elizabeth Dela Serna of the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 62. Magpayo was detained at the Apalit municipal police station before he is presented before the court. In nearby Mabalacat City, policemen arrested a suspected motorcycle thief in Dau village on Tuesda...

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Man stabs, kills nephew in drunken row in Batangas

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:15
LUCENA CITY --- A heated argument between two drunks left one of them dead in a case of stabbing in Padre Garcia town, Batangas province on Wednesday (June 15), police said on Thursday (June 16). Batangas police said in a report that Rodrigo Estanio, 53, was having a drinking session with his uncle, Manny Estanio, 71, in Barangay Poblacion around 9:30 p.m. An altercation led Manny to stab Rodrigo in the neck with a kitchen knife. Police couldn't provide details about the altercation. Rodrigo was rushed to the Dr. R. Rosales Memorial Hospital where he died while being treated. Manny fled but was captured later, police said. TSB...

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DOJ’s decision to proceed with prosecution ‘pains’ De Lima

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:14
MANILA, Philippines --- A frustrated Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday expressed dismay over the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to continue prosecuting her drug cases despite several witnesses retracting their allegations against her. "It pains me that the very institution that I served faithfully has failed in its foremost, noble task to protect the innocent," De Lima, a former justice secretary, said in a dispatch from Camp Crame where is currently detained. "Secretary Menardo Guevarra's decision to adopt the position of the DOJ Panel of Prosecutors to continue prosecuting my cases in spite of categorical claims of coercion of witnesses is plainly a safe and nonc...

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What to watch for Thursday's January 6 hearing focused on Mike Pence

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:13
Thursday's hearing from the House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection will be all about former Vice President Mike Pence, who was at the center of former President Donald Trump's last-ditch effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election on January 6, 2021.
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UAAP: UST wins men’s chess title, NU bags women’s crown

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:08
MANILA, Philippines--University of Santo Tomas reclaimed the UAAP men's chess title after 10 years while National U bagged its first-ever women's chess crown at the end of the Season 84 chess tournaments Wednesday. The Tiger Woodpushers clinched their eighth championship with 28 points, winning in the last round over De La Salle University, 2.5-1.5. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs, who virtually bagged the title before the day's matches, lost to De La Salle, 1.5-2.5, on the final day to finish the tournament with 26.5 points. La Salle ended in second with 21 points, while Adamson broke the deadlock with Ateneo with the 2-2 draw to place third. "I can say our players have really...

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Ukraine’s wartime visitors

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:07
  PARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi became the latest Western leaders to show their support for Ukraine by visiting the country Thursday. Macron, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, had been particularly criticized for delaying his trip, which comes over two months after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the visit. The first visitors On March 15, the prime ministers of the central European countries of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia are the first Western leaders to visit Ukraine, just three weeks after the Russian invasion. They make the risky journey by train f...

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Australians urged to save electricity to ease power crunch

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:04
MELBOURNE --- Australia's energy minister on Thursday urged households in Sydney to switch off lights in the evening to avert blackouts, as the country's power market remained suspended with more than a quarter of its coal-fired capacity knocked out. The country's energy market operator suspended the electricity spot market on Wednesday in an unprecedented move to secure power supplies, its latest drastic step to tackle an energy crisis that began in May. Efforts were focused on reviving output from coal-fired generators, Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen said on Thursday, while urging households in New South Wales to conserve power as much as possible, without sac...

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Juan Karlos Labajo sings ‘Buwan’ in post-breakup gig: ‘Ako’y sa ‘yo, ika’y ‘di akin’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:04
Juan Karlos Labajo relayed his feelings through music as he tweaked the lyrics of his song "Buwan," in a performance he did a few days after announcing his split with model-beauty queen Maureen Wroblewitz. The singer sang the hit song as his finale piece in an event held at Eastwood Open Park last Sunday, June 12, as seen in a video uploaded by fan account juankarlosfam on its YouTube channel on Monday, June 13. "Ako'y sa 'yo ika'y 'di akin/ Ganda mo pa rin sa paningin/ Ako ngayo'y nag-iisa/ Umaasang ako'y tabihan na," he sang. This slightly varies from the original lyrics: "Ako'y sayo ikaw ay akin/ Ganda mo sa paningin/ Ako ngayo'y nag-iisa/ Sana ay tabihan na." https://...

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Japan toughens penalty for insult after suicide of reality TV star

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:01
    TOKYO - Japan has toughened its punishment for insult, after relentless social media abuse led to the suicide of a reality television star. Professional wrestler Hana Kimura, 22, died in 2020 after she faced a barrage of online vitriol against her outspoken behavior on Terrace House: Tokyo, a hit series on Japan's Fuji Television and streaming giant Netflix. Under a Bill passed by Parliament on Monday (June 13) and expected to take effect this year, those who are found guilty of insult will face a prison term of up to one year, a fine of up to 300,000 yen (S$3,100), or both. This was raised from the current penalty of detention of less than 30 days, or a ...

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Año warns CPP-NPA, ‘cohorts’ may have intent to ‘embarrass’ Bongbong Marcos

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:00
MANILA, Philippines --- Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao on Thursday said the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing the New People's Army (NPA) may have an intention to "cause embarrassment" to President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong Marcos Jr. Ao made the remark when asked to react to former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile's claim alleging that some groups from the United States and in the country are supposedly hatching a plot to discredit Marcos. "I just picked up what I consider to be a credible information that there are groups in America and in the Philippines planning and preparing to cause serious embarrassment and trouble for our newly elected President," Enrile ...

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Cheers to Dad: Celebrate Father’s Day at Robinsons Malls

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:00
It's that time of the year when we shine the spotlight on dads. Taking on the role and responsibilities of a father is no walk in the park. What better way to pay tribute to his hard work and sacrifices for the family than by treating him like a king? This Father's Day, make Dad feel extra special and loved with these exciting promos and events only at Robinsons Malls. Cheers to all the fathers out there! Here's one idea: Celebrate Father's Day with his fave rides! Is your Dad a fan of vintage Volkswagen cars? Then take him to Robinsons Magnolia and check out the cool vehicles on display at the Atrium until June 19. If motorcycles are more his thing, swing by the Car and Motor show wi...

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Europe is making it much harder for Russia to ship oil anywhere

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 17:00
The European Union's embargo on 90% of the oil it imports from Russia is the toughest punishment it's inflicted on the Kremlin since President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine.
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