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Liza Soberano launching YouTube channel

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:37
  MANILA, Philippines --- Actress Liza Soberano will be generating bigger waves online with the launch of her YouTube channel this weekend.   The 22-year-old Liza announced via Instagram her channel dubbed "Life with Liza" which is set to release its first episode on Saturday.   "I can't do this, it's so awkward," Liza said in an outtake posted Thursday.     https://www.instagram.com/p/CCas5Tnl8TL/     "A little surprise for all of you. This Saturday. 6pm!" she said.   Her YouTube channel has so far garnered at least 20,800 subscribers, as of posting time.   ...

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Maguindanao roadside bombing kills cop, driver; hurts 4 others

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:36
COTABATO CITY ---- A police officer and a civilian were killed in a roadside bombing in Maguindanao on Thursday night. Slain in the explosion of a suspected cellphone-triggered improvised explosive device were Police M/Sgt. Antonio Balasa and the civilian identified only as Bobby, the driver of a police patrol car. The blast injured Sgt. Larry Amoran, Staff Sgt Guerrero Domingo, Corporals Guia Mangrag, and Clyde Peria, all belonging to the 2nd Police Mobile Force Company. Peria suffered serious shrapnel injuries and was rushed to the Cotabato Regional Medical Center in Cotabato City. The victims were on board a police patrol car heading to Camp Akilan Ampatuan, headquarters o...

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Gov’t to boost contact tracing, swabbing efforts in ports of entry

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:34
MANILA, Philippines --- The government will boost its contact tracing and swabbing efforts by hiring more manpower in the country's ports of entry, Malacaang said Friday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the recommendations of National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 to "strengthen screening and surveillance activities." "The NTF earlier supported the efforts of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to hire more civilians who would serve as additional personnel for contract tracing and swabbing in ports of entry," Roque said in a statement. Roque said Subic and other ports wil...

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US economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:33
WASHINGTON --- The U.S. economy is stumbling as the viral outbreak intensifies, threatening to slow hiring and deepening the uncertainty for employees, consumers and companies across the country. Coronavirus case counts are rising in 38 states, and the nation as a whole has been shattering single-day records for new confirmed cases. In six states representing one-third of the economy --- Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, and Texas --- governors are reversing their reopening plans. Reopening efforts are on pause in 15 other states. The reversals are keeping layoffs elevated and threatening to weaken hiring. More than 1.3 million people applied for unemployment be...

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Returnee from Cebu City is Leyte town’s 1st COVID-19 patient

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:33
TACLOBAN CITY ---- A town in Leyte province recorded its first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A 26-year-old male locally stranded individual (LSI), who arrived in Mahaplag town from Cebu City tested positive for the virus, said town Mayor Daisy Lleve. She said the patient was asymptomatic and was immediately isolated in a quarantine facility. "Authorities are now conducting contact tracing. I am appealing to the public to stay calm and follow the strict implementation of protocols and most of all, let's pray together for protection and for us to overcome this pandemic," said Lleve in a statement. Eastern Visayas has 614 cases of COVID-19. The other areas, whic...

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US sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:29
WASHINGTON --- The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party, including a member of the ruling Politburo, for alleged human rights abuses targeting ethnic and religious minorities that China has detained in the western part of the country. The decision to bar these senior officials from entering the U.S. is the latest of a series of actions the Trump administration has taken against China as relations deteriorate over the coronavirus pandemic, human rights, Hong Kong and trade. Just a day earlier, the administration had announced visa bans against officials deemed responsible for barring foreigners' access to Tibet. Thursd...

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Lemon reacts to Dr. Fauci's revelation: Gee, I wonder how that happened

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:27
Dr. Anthony Fauci says we're seeing divisiveness politically in the US while trying to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. CNN's Don Lemon shows why that should surprise no one.
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Asian American girls saw pivotal icon in ‘Baby-Sitters Club’

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:27
Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of "The Baby-Sitters Club" a Japanese American girl named Claudia. Claudia Kishi happened to be everything the "model minority" stereotype wasn't. She got bad grades. She thrived in art and fashion. She wasn't struggling to belong. For those reasons and more, Asian American girls in the '80s and '90s idolized Claudia and felt seen in teen fiction. Some of those now grown fans concede the books fall short dealing with race, but a new Netflix adaptation is bringing Claudia (and her pals) into the modern age. In addition to the series that's available now, the streaming service on Friday is re...

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Jewish NFL player reacts to anti-semitic posts by Desean Jackson

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:26
NFL Kansas City Chief's player Mitchell Schwartz tells CNN's Don Lemon that he thinks Desean Jackson's Instagram post came from "a place of ignorance."
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SEC oks first REIT listing

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:23
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the country's very first real estate investment trust (REIT) listing, sponsored by property giant Ayala Land Inc., that aims to sell as much as P15.1 billion worth of shares to the public this July. In its July 9 meeting, the SEC en banc approved the registration statement of AREIT Inc. for 1,092,986,504 common shares for listing and trading on the main board of the Philippine Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "AREIT." The SEC will issue the corresponding order of registration and the permit to offer securities for sale upon determination that the company, formerly known as One Dela Rosa Property Development, Inc., has c...

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Cop shot dead in Negros Occidental

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:20
DUMAGUETE CITY ---- A police officer was shot dead by men on board a motorcycle in Siaton town, Negros Oriental around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9. Police Staff Sergeant Bobster Guillarawan, a member of the First Provincial Mobile Force Company based in Barangay Napacao in Siaton, suffered gunshot wounds on the body. He was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. A police investigation showed that Guillarawan was driving his motorcycle when waylaid and shot by the assailants. Four persons of interest have been identified in Guillarawan's murder, the local police said. Mayor Cezanne Fritz Diaz of Siaton dangled a reward of P100,0...

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Brazil asks investment firms to adopt protected Amazon areas

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:20
RIO DE JANEIRO --- Brazil's government on Thursday proposed that global asset-managers adopt protected areas in the Amazon rainforest in order to curb illegal deforestation ahead of the season farmers traditionally use fire to clear land and brush. Vice President Hamilton Mouro, who heads the government's council on the Amazon region, held a video call with representatives of investment firms and said he hopes for financial support from them to support environmental protection projects. Last month, mainly European investment firms sent a letter expressing concern over rising deforestation and demanded forceful action against illegal activities in the Amazon. The 34 firms that have...

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Legazpi protest calling for release of Karapatan, Gabriela leaders ends with police confrontation

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:17
LEGAZPI CITY ---- A protest staged by progressive groups in front of Camp Simeon Ola on Friday morning ended with a brief confrontation with the police. At least 40 protesters from Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Bicolana Gabriela, Jovenes Anakbayan, and Condor Piston marched from Daraga town to the regional police camp in Legazpi City, where they were allegedly confronted by three police officers for causing traffic in the area. The protesters were calling for the release of Bicolana Gabriela chairperson Jenelyn Nagrampa, who was arrested on Tuesday, July 7, and 64-year-old Karapatan Bicol spokesperson Pastor Dan San Andres, who was nabbed on Thursday, July 9. Nagrampa and San Andr...

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Seoul mayor in apparent suicide after #MeToo allegations

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:14
SEOUL, South Korea ---The mayor of Seoul, a former human rights lawyer and potential South Korean presidential candidate, died in an apparent suicide a day after being accused of sexual harassment. The death of Park Won-soon, whose body was recovered early Friday on a mountain in the capital, is by far the most dramatic end to a #MeToo case in South Korea, a highly patriarchal society where the women's movement has brought down scores of prominent men in multiple fields. If Park does prove to have killed himself he would be the highest-profile South Korean politician to do so since former president Roh Moo-hyun, who jumped off a cliff in 2009 after being questioned over corrupt...

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Gloc-9 on being told online selling doesn’t suit him: ‘Walang dapat ikahiya kung ang trabaho marangal’

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:13
As Pinoy rap icon Gloc-9 (real name: Aristotle Pollisco) is not exempted from the consequences of the pandemic-induced lockdown, he has resorted to doing what many others have turned to: online selling. The rapper's new venture, however, seemed to be not to one fan's liking, Gloc-9 revealed in a Facebook post yesterday, July 9. "May [nagtanong] sakin 'idol bakit ka nag bebenta ng kung ano ano? Hindi bagay sayo (Idol, why are you selling all this stuff? It does not suit you),'" Gloc-9 said. "Sabi ko sa kanya. Tol wala namang masama siguro doon diba? At alam mo ba na kasama sa trabaho ko noon bago ako mag rap ay mag linis ng basurahan, Kubeta at kanal?" he pointed out. (I a...

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Hong Kong was a 'safe harbor' for tech companies shut out of China. Not anymore

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:59
For decades, Silicon Valley giants shut out of China by the country's massive censorship apparatus have continued to operate in Hong Kong thanks to the city's unique political status that guaranteed it a free internet.
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Quezon records 3 COVID-19-related deaths

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:45
LUCENA CITY ---- Three coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related deaths were recorded in Quezon province, authorities said Saturday. The fatalities include a confirmed COVID-19 patient from Lopez town, one suspected virus carrier, and another "probable" patient, the Quezon public information office (QPIO) said. No added details were given on the death of the validated COVID-19 patient from Lopez on Friday. The QPIO also did not provide details on the "probable" and "suspect" fatalities or even the cause of their demise. The death toll among those suspected of coronavirus infection but have yet to get confirmation has risen to 66 from April 14 to date. The number of fatalities...

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CBCP commission to House members: ‘Vote according to conscience’ on ABS-CBN franchise

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:45
MANILA, Philippines --- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Social Communications is urging members of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises to vote according to their conscience on granting ABS-CBN its franchise. Most Rev. Marcelino Antonio Maralit Jr., chairman of the CBCP Commission, said how the congressmen will vote will affect not only the future of the network but also of those who depend on it for livelihood, news, and those who consider the media giant an avenue for daily leisure. Maralit said that after listening to the 12 marathon House hearings on ABS-CBN's franchise bid, the CBCP Commission has come to the conclusio...

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Duterte hails BJMP on its 29th anniversary, vows support amid pandemic

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:44
        MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte assured the Bureau of Jail Management (BJMP) that his administration will continue to look after the people under its care as the country faces the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.   In a video message aired Friday duringBJMP's commemoration of its 29th anniversary, the President congratulated the institution for its efficient safeguarding of persons deprived of liberty.   "To the men and women of the Bureau of Jail Management, congratulations on your 29th anniversary. I am pleased that over the years, the BJMP has effectively performed its mandat...

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2 drug suspects nabbed in Camarines Sur stings

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:33
LEGAZPI CITY ---- Two suspected drug personalities were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Camarines Sur on Thursday night, a report said Friday. Gilbert Caguimbal, 42, was arrested in Barangay Carolina in Naga City around 6 p.m. Master Sergeant Tobias Bongon, Naga City police spokesperson, said authorities seized a sachet of "shabu" (crystal meth) worth P500. In a separate operation, Edilberto Acobera, 38, was arrested in Barangay San Antonio in Bombon town, according to Colonel Roderico Roy Jr., Camarines Sur police chief. The police recovered six sachets of shabu worth P3,500 from Acobera, who was on the police's drug watch list. LZB...

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