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Farmer gunned down by drinking buddy in Quezon province

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 49 min ago
LUCENA CITY --- A drinking session in Calauag town in Quezon province turned bloody on Sunday after a man was shot dead by his buddy. The Quezon police report identified the victim as Wilfredo Saludadez, 52, and the suspect as Honorato Barros, 56. Investigators said Saludadez, Barros, and some friends went on a drinking spree in Barangay Talingting until around 8 p.m. Police said Barros immediately left but hid in the dark. Armed with a .45-caliber pistol, Barros repeatedly shot Saludadez, who was on his way home, police said. The suspect fled and left his target, who died on the spot due to six bullet wounds. Police were still investigating the incident to establis...

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Bongbong Marcos leads groundbreaking for 2 Metro Manila subway stations

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 55 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday led the groundbreaking ceremony for two Metro Manila Subway stations, which he said is expected to benefit 150,000 passengers in 2028. In his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony for the the Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard stations, Marcos said Phase 1 of the project is expected to cut travel time between Quezon City and Ninoy Aquino International Airport from 90 minutes to 35 minutes. "We fervently hope to soon enjoy the benefits that it brings to the general public," he said. "With accessible designated stations that can cater to a massive volume of passengers, we anticipate helping our people ...

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Peso depreciation: ‘Preparing for the worst’

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 59 min ago
(Secondoftwoparts) MANILA, Philippines---As many weigh in on the benefits and risks of the peso's depreciation, an economist suggested that the country should "prepare for the worst." In July, almost a month after the peso started depreciating swiftly after hitting 53:$1 on June 10, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the public should not feel concerned yet with the peso depreciation. Aside from considering the benefits of the peso's losses, Diokno explained that one way to assess the peso's performance is by looking at how it compares with other currencies. "You should not be concerned with the peso because the right way to look at the peso is if [it's] competitive. ...

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Critics hit Marcos’ trip to Singapore on F1 weekend

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 59 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Several groups and lawmakers have criticized President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s attendance in the Formula One (F1) Grand Prix in Singapore over the weekend. Malacaang remained mum throughout the weekend amid reports that the President, his son Ilocos Norte Rep. Sandro Marcos, and his cousin House Speaker Martin Romualdez flew to Singapore days after typhoon Karding (International name: Noru) battered parts of Luzon early last week. But only on Monday Malacaang confirmed that President Marcos had visited the city-state, claiming that it was a "productive" weekend as the President was able to meet with a Singaporean official on the sidelines of th...

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XTREME Appliances opens its first SM Concept Store branch in Camarines Norte

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 4 min ago
Just in time for the upcoming Holiday season, one of the leading local appliance brands, XTREME Appliances, opened its first-ever concept store inside SM Malls yesterday, September 30, 2022. The Grand Opening was led by XTREME Appliances' President Mr. Adrian Lim, Vice President for Business Development Mr. Mark Del Mundo, Retail Head Mr. Romeo Melgar, and Brand Marketing Manager Ms. Paula Katrina Dizon, together with Daet Municipal Councilor Eliza Llovit and Councilor Jose Angelo Corretes, and with the regional media in attendance. They were also joined by SM Daet Assistant Mall Manager Ms. Rachel Odda with the Leasing Manager Grace Dynne Isidro. The newest concept store, loca...

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88rising announces upcoming ‘Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival’ 2022 Lineup

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 10 min ago
The globally acclaimed collective celebrating and showcasing Asian excellence, 88rising is on its way to Manila. The group announced its lineup for the Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival in Manila, Philippines, to take place on Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10, 2022, at SM Festival Grounds, Paraaque City. The lineup features 88rising partners such as JOJI, k-pop group GOT7 member Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, ex-DAY6 member Jae (now named eaJ), and our very own Ylona Garcia to name a few.     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by 88rising (@88rising) Garc...

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GCash improves security for users, moves text messages to app inbox, removes all links in SMS and emails

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 15 min ago
In line with efforts to combat scammers and fraudsters, leading Philippine financial app GCash further intensifies its security measures. It is migrating transaction confirmation messages to the app inbox and removes clickable links in all emails and text messages to users. GCash is removing clickable links in official emails and text messages sent to customers followed by an aggressive information campaign that users will no longer receive messages from GCash that contain website links. These come on the heels of the National Telecommunications Commission's (NTC) order to block links in text messages which is seen as a significant deterrent against scammers. The Bangko Sen...

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Pet weddings highlight animal blessing ceremony in the Philippines

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 23 min ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Pomeranians Michi and Mochi were among 15 four-legged couples that tied the knot at a pet wedding ceremony in the Philippines on Sunday that was held along with a special blessing of pets to mark World Animal Day. Owners Ianne De Guia and Bryan Largo, who joined hundreds of other pet lovers for the animal blessing, said Michi and Mochi -- dressed in a gown and tuxedo for the occasion -- were able to cement their union after recently having puppies. The canine couples took the plunge at a park by a shopping mall where hundreds of animals, including cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, also received blessings in a drive-through and in-person ceremony from a pries...

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Trump staffers not returning White House records, National Archives says

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 27 min ago
  WASHINGTON -- Former President Donald Trump's administration has not turned over all presidential records and the National Archives will consult with the Justice Department on whether to move to get them back, the agency has told Congress. A congressional panel on Sept. 13 sought an urgent review by the National Archives and Records Administration after agency staff members acknowledged that they did not know if all presidential records from Trump's White House had been turned over. "While there is no easy way to establish absolute accountability, we do know that we do not have custody of everything we should," acting Archivist Debra Wall said in a letter Friday to th...

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Cholera kills at least seven in Haiti as disease returns

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 47 min ago
  PORT-AU-PRINCE -- Haiti on Sunday said at least seven people have died of cholera in a surprise return of the disease that comes as the nation is paralyzed by a gang blockade that has triggered shortages of fuel and clean drinking water. The disease killed some 10,000 people through a 2010 outbreak that has been blamed on a United Nations peacekeeping force. The Pan American Health Organization in 2020 said Haiti had gone a year with no confirmed cholera cases. "According to the information we have, the number of deaths is about 7 to 8," said Health Ministry General Director Laure Adrien during a press conference, adding that officials were struggling to get informati...

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Pimentel says president’s ‘periodic breaks’ should be announced

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 52 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- The "periodic breaks" of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. should be announced to the public, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said on Monday after the former's trip to Singaporeover the weekend. Malacaang confirmed the president's "productive" visit to the city-state wherein he met with Singaporean Minister for Manpower Tan See Ling with the sidelines of the F1 Grand Prix race to reaffirm bilateral ties. Pimentel noted that leaders should be entitled to "periodic breaks," but it should be disclosed to the public. "Ang masasabi ko na lang siguro ay tao naman tayong lahat. Even ang US (United States) president, some...

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LOOK: Joshua Garcia, Bella Racelis spotted together in public

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 52 min ago
  Joshua Garcia and Bella Racelis further fueled dating speculations after the two of them were spotted strolling together at what appears to be a mall. The actor and the beauty vlogger, both wearing face masks and dark sunglasses, were side by sideas seen in a photo uploaded by fan account @yoongi_4evs on its Twitter page yesterday, Oct. 2. While the photo was a bit blurry, the netizen pointed out that Garcia and Racelis were holding each other's hands while walking. https://twitter.com/yoongi_4evs/status/1576461368034988034   Fans seem to have confirmed that Garcia is indeed the guy in the photo after the actor showed himself in a similar outfit through his...

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Paramount’s gruesome ‘Smile’ tops North America box office

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 8 min ago
LOS ANGELES ---New psychological horror film "Smile" has Paramount executives beaming after topping the North American box office with an estimated $22 million in weekend ticket sales, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. The film is the disturbing tale of a therapist (Sosie Bacon, daughter of actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick) whose grasp on reality begins to slip after she witnesses a shocking and gruesome event involving a patient. "This is an excellent opening, the kind that launches a new horror series," said analyst David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research. Such horror films, he noted, tend to have low budgets but loyal audiences -- two thing...

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Burkina Faso president resigns on condition coup leader guarantees his safety

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 13 min ago
  OUAGADOUGOU -- Burkina Faso's self-declared military leader Captain Ibrahim Traore has accepted a conditional resignation offered by President Paul-Henri Damiba to avoid further violence after Friday's coup, religious and traditional leaders said on Sunday. According to the deal, announced at a press conference, Traore had agreed to seven conditions, including a guarantee of Damiba's safety and the security of soldiers who backed him, and the honoring of promises made to the West Africa regional bloc to return to constitutional rule by July 2024. Damiba could not be reached for comment. A close family member told Reuters he left the country on Sunday. Traore said e...

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Active COVID-19 cases in Aurora drop to 1

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 13 min ago
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga --- The number of active COVID-19 cases in Aurora province went down from two to only one after a patient in Dipaculao town recovered from the viral disease. Data from the provincial emergency operations center on Sunday, Oct. 2, showed that the lone active patient is a resident of the capital town of Baler. Aurora had recorded 4,338 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started in 2020. Of these, 4,088 had recovered, while 249 had died. Baler had the most cases at 1,144, followed by Maria Aurora (907) and Casiguran (488). INQ RELATED STORIES Aurora province logs 3 COVID-19 cases | Inquirer News 3 more die of COVID-19 in Aurora province | Inquir...

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Japan ready to take ‘decisive’ steps on yen, says finance minister

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 23 min ago
  TOKYO -Japan stands ready to take "decisive" steps in the foreign exchange market if excessive yen moves persist, Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said on Monday, in a fresh warning against investors selling off the Japanese currency. "It's important for currencies to move stably, as sharp and one-sided moves are undesirable," Suzuki said in a post-cabinet meeting news conference, referring to the yen's recent sharp declines. "We intervened the other day and we have said we would take decisive steps as needed. There's no doubt this has guarded against speculative moves," he said. Japan spent up to 2.8 trillion yen ($19.34 billion) intervening in the foreign exchang...

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Lula leads Bolsonaro in Brazil election as first votes tallied

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 27 min ago
  BRASILIA -- Brazil's national election authority on Sunday began reporting the initial results of the country's presidential election, in which leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva aims to unseat incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. With just 0.1% of voting machines counted, Lula had 51% of valid votes, compared to 37% for Bolsonaro, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) reported on its website. If no candidate wins over half the votes, excluding blank and spoiled ballots, the top two will face off in a second-round vote on Oct. 30. RELATED STORIES Lula remains ahead of Bolsonaro as Brazil elections looms --- poll Brazil election goes to runoff as Bolsonaro beat...

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Brazil election goes to runoff as Bolsonaro beats polls

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 40 min ago
  RIO DE JANEIRO --- Brazil's presidential election is headed for a run-off vote, electoral authorities said on Sunday, after President Jair Bolsonaro's surprising strength in a first-round vote spoiled rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's hopes of winning outright. With 95% of electronic votes counted, Lula was ahead with 47.6% of votes versus 43.9% for Bolsonaro, the national electoral authority reported. As neither got a majority of support, the race will go to a second-round vote on October 30. Several opinion surveys had shown Lula leading Bolsonaro by 10-15 percentage points ahead of Sunday's vote. The much tighter result dashed expectations of a quick resolution to ...

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6 Filipino women to compete in Mrs. Universe pageant

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 41 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Mrs. Universe Philippines Foundation has crowned nine titleholders, six of whom will take part in the Mrs. Universe pageant in South Korea in December. The winners were chosen from a field of 19 married women who participated in the national pageant's coronation night staged at the grand ballroom of Okada Manila in Paraaque City on Oct. 2, and ended early morning on Oct. 3. The main title of Mrs. Universe Philippines went to Veronica Yu from Quezon City, while the Mrs. Universe Philippines FDN-North Pacific Asia crown went to Gines Angeles from Nueva Ecija, and the Mrs. Universe Philippines FDN-Northeast Asia title to Lady Chatterly Sumbeli...

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Pakistani hospital overwhelmed as water-borne illnesses spread

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 56 min ago
  SEHWAN, Pakistan --- The emergency ward at the main government hospital in Sehwan, a small town in southern Pakistan, is overwhelmed. On a recent visit, Reuters witnessed hundreds of people crammed into rooms and corridors, desperately seeking treatment for malaria and other illnesses that are spreading fast after the country's worst floods in decades. Amid the crush, Naveed Ahmed, a young doctor in the emergency response department of the Abdullah Shah Institute of Health Sciences, is surrounded by five or six people trying to get his attention. The 30-year-old keeps his cool as stretched emergency services struggle to cope with thousands of patients arriving from...

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