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German inflation hits 29-year high as energy costs spike across Europe

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:58
Inflation in Germany hit its highest level in nearly three decades last month, fueled by rising energy costs, supply chain bottlenecks and price hikes following the easing of pandemic lockdowns.
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Employer vaccine mandates are growing more popular but opposition remains

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:51
Employer Covid-19 vaccine mandates have become increasingly common. So has public acceptance, but opposition to some of those rules remains strong.
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OYO is planning to raise $1 billion in an Indian IPO

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:48
OYO has confirmed plans to go public, joining a slew of Indian unicorns to hit the country's stock exchange this year.
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Duterte OKs voter registration extension for 2022 polls

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:30
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill extending the deadline for voter registration for the 2022 elections for another 30 days. Under Republic Act No. 11591, which Duterte signed on Sept. 30, the last day of the voter registration period "shall be 30 days after the effectivity of this Act." The Commission on Election (Comelec) earlier extended the voter registration period until Oct. 31. READ: Comelec approves extension of voter registration to end-October The voter registration period was supposed to expire on Sept. 30. Malacaang has yet to clarify the exact date of the last day of voter registration....

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Sotto vows to work harder after survey shows him leading among VP bets

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:29
  MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III tops the latest Pulse Asia survey of potential vice president for the 2022 elections with 25 percent of Filipinos surveyed expressing their support for his candidacy. The nationwide survey was based on face-to-face interviews of 2,400 adult Filipinos or those aged 18 and above. It also used a 2% error margin at the 95% confidence level. In a statement, Sotto said he is humbled by the latest Pulse Asia survey result. "With utmost humility, I thank God and our 'kababayans' for the trust and confidence that many are placing on me and my dream of further serving the Filipino family beyond the halls of th...

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The fairytale capital of the world

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:28
Once upon a time in Scandinavia, a country emerged where the Covid restrictions that many other nations are still living under were completely lifted.
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First day of COC filing did not see a lot of aspirants — Comelec

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:27
MANILA, Philippines --- The first day of the certificate of candidacy (COC) on Friday did not see a lot of aspirants for national posts, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said. Jimenez, however, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is not a factor on the low turnout of aspirants, saying this is normal on the first day of filing of candidacy. "We don't think that the pandemic is actually an issue here, because this is the exact pattern that we see every time we are filing; the first day really doesn't see a lot of filers," he said in a press conference after the COC filing. "The people who file on the first day make it a point to file on the first da...

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PH Navy hails reservist’s Miss U win

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:24
MANILA, Philippines---The Philippine Navy on Friday (Oct 1) hailed newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Gomez for her victory in the beauty pageant.   The 26-year-old Cebuana is a Philippine Navy reservist (Marines) with a rank of corporal at the Naval Reserve Center -- Eastern Visayas.   "The newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 is not just a crowned queen but also fills the coveted shoes of a warrior," the Naval Reserve Command said in a statement.   "Before marching her way to the stage, Cpl Gomez is truly a weekend warrior joining several outreach programs and volunteering to go to different barangays in Cebu City to participat...

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Pacquiao faces Magnus Carlsen in virtual chess challenge

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:12
MANILA--Manny Pacquiao lasted 27 years fighting the best boxers in his generation. Now his goal is to last more than 52 moves against reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen --- or more precisely, the Norwegian's 10-year-old version. Pundits predicted a tough "but winnable" time for the boxing legend who is known to play long nights on the chess table in between training camps and Senate duties. The cross-over fund-raiser, dubbed as the Magnus Carlsen Celebrity Charity Challenge, will be held 1 a.m. Saturday Manila time. Pacquiao will challenge an app based on the skills and range of Carlsen when he was 10 years old. The match will last two minutes. "I can't wait to ...

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Julian Ongpin faces DOJ for preliminary probe on drugs raps

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:12
  MANILA, Philippines---Tycoon's son, Julian Ongpin, appeared at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday to attend the preliminary investigation on drug complaint filed against him. Ongpin, son of businessman Roberto Ongpin, is also being considered a "person of interest" being the last known companion of visual artist Breanna "Bree" Jonson who was found dead on Sept. 18, inside a hostel room in San Juan, La Union. "In today's continuation of the preliminary investigation, the complainants [arresting officers and SOCO team] appeared as well as respondent Julian Ongpin and his counsels on record. The PNP complainants submitted their supplemental affidavit," Prosecutor ...

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Pharmally’s Krizle Mago now under House’s protective custody – Aglipay

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 18:59
MANILA, Philippines --- Krizle Grace Mago, the Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. official who dropped damning revelations about changing expiration dates of face shields and who went missing after her testimony, is now under the protective custody of the House of Representatives. House committee on good government and public accountability chairperson and Diwa party-list Rep. Michael Edgar Aglipay said they now have Mago safe, inside the House complex. "We have taken protective custody of Kristle Mago at exactly 6:30 p.m. She is now safely inside the HOR. All questions should be directed to the Sgt-at-arms Mao Aplasca," Aglipay said. INQUIRER.net has tried to contact House Serg...

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Active COVID-19 cases in Olongapo further drop to 512

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 18:50
OLONGAPO CITY---The number of active cases in the city further dropped to 512 on Thursday (Sept. 30), its lowest in the entire month of September, local data showed. According to the city's COVID-19 task force, the drop was due to the growing number of recoveries. At least 59 more virus-infected patients were cleared of the viral disease on Thursday alone. So far, at least 4, 369 patients in the city have been healed from COVID-19. This reflected an 85-percent recovery rate out of the 5,145 total infections logged since last year. The same data showed that 26 new COVID-19 cases were also registered in the city on Thursday. On Sept. 19, the number of active cases here peak...

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Expect fair weather in most parts of PH this weekend — Pagasa

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 18:50
MANILA, Philippines --- A generally fair weather is expected to prevail over the weekend as only thin clouds surround the country, state meteorologists said on Friday. Weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) showed that no tropical cyclones are expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in the next two to three days, especially now that Typhoon Mindulle continues to move farther away from the country. Mindulle was last seen 2,525 kilometers northeast of the extreme northern Luzon, and is expected to be outside the Philippines' tropical cyclone information area. Despite thin clouds hovering ab...

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Bulacan stays under MECQ for 15 days despite drop in active COVID-19 cases

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 18:48
DONA REMEDIOS TRINIDAD, Bulacan---The province of Bulacan will remain under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), the second most restrictive containment classification, from Oct. 1-15 despite a downtrend in COVID-19 cases. Gov. Daniel Fernando on Friday said he did not lobby for a more relaxed community quarantine so the spread of the virus could be further contained, adding that easing the restrictions could cause the number of infections to rise again. From 4,700 active COVID-19 cases in the third week of August, the number dropped to 1,887 as of Friday. In the City of San Jose del Monte, which posted its all-time high active cases at 910 on Friday, SM Mall and a...

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