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How President Biden can win the energy war with Russia — and lower gas prices

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:30
As energy tensions continue to rise in Europe amidst the war in Ukraine, Americans are feeling the effect at home. Russia shut off natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria last month, and the European Union recently proposed a ban on Russian oil imports. Meanwhile, just last week, the US Consumer Price Index showed that gas prices were up 44% (on an unadjusted basis) in the 12 months ended in April, and the national average is currently hovering around $4.52 a gallon.
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Pasig City begins providing benefits to JO retirees

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:04
MANILA, Philippines --- Pasig City has started providing Job Order (JO) workers their retirement benefits or gratuity pay of P10,000 per year of service. This was revealed by re-elected Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Tuesday, saying that 158 JO retirees -- mostly street sweepers, health aides, and health workers -- have already benefited from the retirement program. "Pag retire ng J.O. kadalasan 't.y.' na lang. Ngayon, meron na tayong retirement benefits o 'gratuity pay' na 10K per year as JO," Sotto said in a Facebook post. (Upon the retirement of J.O. workers, usually, they just get a "thank you". Now, we already have retirement benefits or "gratuity pay" of P10,000 per ye...

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SEA Games: PH athletics team hauls silver, bronze medals

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:58
MANILA, Philippines --- Sarah Dequinan settled for a runner-up finish in women's heptathlon, while Mark Harry Diones also got a silver medal in the men's triple jump on Tuesday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games at My Dinh Stadium. Dequinan, the winner of the 2019 SEA Games, missed the opportunity to retain her title, garnering 5,381 points and falling short to Vietnam's 5,415. Dequinan surpassed her previous record of 5,101 points. But her best wasn't enough to repeat as gold medalist. Her compatriot, Alexie Caimoso placed fifth with 4,375 points in her first SEA Games. Diones tallied 15.87 meters for the silver of the men's triple jump as Malaysia's Andre Anura Anuar lea...

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Lightning strikes in Bago City: 10 farmworkers hurt

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:47
BACOLOD CITY --- Ten farm laborers loading sugarcane on a truck were injured when they were hit by lighting in Bago City, Negros Occidental, on Tuesday afternoon. Reports indicated that lightning struck at Purok Concordia in Barangay Ma-ao at about 3 p.m., hitting the sugarcane workers -- two of themappeared to be in critical condition, according to Staff Sergeant Armando Arao Jr. Micheal Cahilo, the driver of the truck, and his helper Bryan Della Cruz, said 16 farmworkers were harvesting and loading sugarcane on the truck parked on the side of the road starting at 1 p.m. until heavy rain fell at about 3 p.m. When lightning struck, 10 of the 16 farm laborers who took shelter...

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Negros Occidential launches ‘Lakbayanihan Fair’ to boost tourism

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:45
BACOLOD CITY --- The Negros Occidental provincial government kicked off its first Lakbayanihan Fair on Monday, May 16, to lift its tourism industry which had been derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. "We have a vast potential for tourism, food tourism, farm tourism, and even sports tourism. Before the COVID crisis, our tourism industry was advancing and was steadily gaining ground. Let us take that momentum back," said Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson during the opening of the fair at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City that will run until May 29. Tourism Regional Director Cristine Mansinares said Negros Occidental and Bacolod City are ranked second in terms of most number of...

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‘Communication problem’ leads to PH bodybuilding team disqualification–POC chief

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:40
MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine Olympic Committee president Bambol Tolentino said a miscommunication over a technical handbook caused the disqualification of the Filipino bodybuilders in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. In a report from Agence France-Presse, the Philippines, composed of eight men and one woman, got disqualified from competing in the bodybuilding events after failing to provide a doping certificate as part of its anti-doping rules. During his interview on ABS-CBN's Rundown Tuesday morning, Tolentino bared that neither the bodybuilding team nor the POC received a copy of the technical handbook, which was distributed last December. "The tech...

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'Bridgerton' season 3 will focus on Penelope and Colin's love story

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:32
The "Bridgerton" TV series is going out of order.
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Manila archbishop urges faithful to stay calm, believe in democratic process

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:25
MANILA, Philippines --- Manila Archbishop Cardinal Jose Advincula has encouraged the faithful a week after the recently-held national and local elections to stay calm and believe in the democratic process. "In this time, it would be better for all to stay calm and for everyone to believe in the democratic process," he said in Filipino in a video message on Monday. "Let us continue to love, care, and pray for our country." Vote counting continues as of Tuesday, although partial and unofficial tallies indicated a big win for dictator's son Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. as he posted a commanding lead against his rivals in this year's presidential race. The May 9 election r...

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SEA Games: Philippines bows to Indonesia for first loss in women’s beach volleyball

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine women's beach volleyball team suffered its first loss at the hands of Indonesia as Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons yielded to Dhita Juliana and Putu Utami in the golden match, 15-21, 19-21, on Tuesday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games at Tuan Chau beach in Vietnam. Rondina and Pons failed to overcome the tandem of Juliana and Utami in the decider as the reigning silver medalists stopped the two-game win streak of the Philippines to tie their victims with 2-1 win-loss records. Juliana and Utami beat the pair, who won the 2019 SEA Games Bronze, with a 21-19, 21-17 conquest in their first encounter earlier. Jovelyn Gonzaga and Dij Rodriguez...

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'Every word of it is true': Heard speaks on op-ed after break in defamation trial

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:12
Amber Heard spoke about her 2018 op-ed following a week-long break in proceedings of the defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp. She claims that every word of the op-ed is true. CNN's Chloe Melas reports.
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Four people killed, several injured in gas explosion near a school in northwest Nigeria

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:08
At least four people were killed and several were injured in a gas explosion that happened Tuesday morning in Nigeria's northwestern Kano State, police have said.
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CBCP tells flock: ‘Don’t surrender hope to forces of evil at work in our society’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:55
  MANILA, Philippines--- "We should not surrender our hope to the forces of evil at work in our society." This was the message of Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Bishop Pablo Virgilio David to the congregation a week after the country held its local and national elections, even adding that people should "keep a good attitude and remain focused as we 'move forward' together." "The factors that continue to challenge our democratic institutions have been made more obvious by this election: well-funded trolls that are very successful in conditioning minds through mass disinformation in the social media, and massive vote-buying now made easier...

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OVP: Pilot’s claim vs Robredo ‘never happened’, a ‘malicious fabrication’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:43
OVP: Pilot's claim vs Robredo 'never happened', a 'malicious fabrication' MANILA, Philippines --- The Office of the Vice President (OVP) on Tuesday denied the "false story" on social media claiming Vice President Leni Robredo had requested a priority landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which caused a diversion of flights. In a statement, the OVP said it "never happened" and that the tale was "a malicious fabrication." "The Office of the Vice President categorically denies the false story being circulated in social media which claims that VP Leni Robredo requested priority landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for a flight she was on," ...

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Nestlé is flying baby formula into America as shortage continues

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:43
Nestlé is rushing baby formula into the United States via airfreight in a bid to ease a nationwide shortage that is unnerving parents around the country.
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UAAP basketball: Monteverde hails tremendous UP achievement in ‘unprecedented season’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:39
MANILA, Philippines --- University of the Philippines coach Goldwin Monteverde is extremely proud how the never-say-die Fighting Maroons thrived to end the school's 36-year UAAP title drought in these trying times. UP put an end to Ateneo's three-season reign with JD Cagulangan hitting the championship-clinching triple to complete a dramatic come-from-behind 72-69 win in overtime of the Game Three of UAAP Season 84 men's basketball finals. The Fighting Maroons, who were led by Cagulangan, Finals MVP Malick Diouf, Season 84 top rookie Carl Tamayo, Ricci Rivero and CJ Cansino, made history by winning the school's third title in these unprecedented times under a bubble environment...

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Tech firm DFNN posts 884% EBITDA growth quarter-on-quarter in 2022

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:23
In line with DFNN's projections in the second half of 2021, revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2022, increased by 81.3% to 283.7 million compared to 156.5 million in the same period last year, posting an increase of 127.3 million. EBITDA stood at 95.8 million versus a loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization of 12.2 million for the same period last year, an increase of 108 million, an impressive growth rate of 884.2%. Revenue from share-based income generated from interactive technology platforms for the three months ended March 31, 2022, increased by 116.6%. Total revenue in this category amounted to 229.3 million for the three-month period ended Marc...

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UAAP: UP rookie Carl Tamayo attributes early success to hard work

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:16
MANILA, Philippines --- Carl Tamayo worked his way to accomplish a tremendous rookie year and an epic title success for University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 84 men's basketball tournament. "Hard work lang talaga. Every day, kahit anong situation, nagka-pandemic, hindi ako tumigil. Gumawa ako ng paraan para ma-improve ko 'yung skills ko as a player. 'Yun lang naman lagi, talagang 'wag titigil," said the Rookie of the Year after UP's dramatic 72-69 conquest over Ateneo in the winner-take-all Game 3 on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. "Sobrang blessed ko. Lahat ng hard work, nag-pay off. Walang personal goal, talagang ginagawa ko lang lahat para maipanalo 'yung team." ...

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SEA Games: Philippines’ Kurt Barbosa retains taekwondo gold

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:13
MANILA, Philippines -- Kurt Barbosa lived up to the expectations as he retained his gold in the male kyorugi under 54kg of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at Tay Ho Gymnasium in Vietnam. Barbosa, a 2020 Tokyo Olympian, got the best of Thailand's Panachai Jaijula with a masterful 16-7 win in the final to deliver a gold medal for the Philippine Taekwondo team. The National University standout edged Indonesia'sReinaldy Atmanegara, 44-42, in the semifinal to forge a gold medal match against the Thai He also dominated hometown bet Ngoc Lam Duong, 31-10, in the quarterfinal earlier. Barbosa also ruled the finweight division in 2019 SEA Games, beating Atmanegara in the...

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SEA Games: After escaping Thais, Gilas Pilipinas whips Cambodia

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:08
MANILA, Philippines---After opening with a close call against Thailand, Gilas Pilipinas had no trouble in easing past an overmatched Cambodia side, 100-32, Tuesday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. Gunning for a 14th straight men's basketball gold, the Philippines wasted no time in asserting its dominance. The Filipinos unleashed a 52-11 surge to put the game beyond reach in just two quarters as Gilas took a commanding 57-17 lead at the half. LeBron Lopez led the way with 17 points, 11 coming in the first half. Gilas kept its foot on the gas pedal and held Cambodia to just six points in the third quarter to further extend its advantage. The Nationals...

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Walmart sounds the inflation alarm, and its stock tumbles

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:01
Inflation is weighing on everyone — even the world's biggest stores.
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