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PCSO says Grand Lotto winners were ‘loyal to their numbers’

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 18:00
MANILA, Philippines --- The 433 lotto bettors who got lucky with the winning combination for last Saturday's P236 million 6/55 Grand Lotto draw were players who were "loyal to their numbers," the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said. The PCSO said Filipino lotto bettors arefond of maintaining the same combinations and using patterns when placing lottery bets. "We saw a betting pattern prior to the winning day yesterday. There were in fact, a lot of bettors to this combination," PCSO General Manager Melquiades Robles said in a press briefing. The winning bettors got the combination of 09-45-36-27-18-54. However, some netizens have alleged irregularities in the dr...

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NCAA: Lyceum pushes streak to five, stuns Letran

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 17:59
MANILA, Philippines---Lyceum mounted a big comeback to shock defending champion Letran, 82-75, in the NCAA Season 98 men's basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Sunday. The Pirates (5-1), who continued to cruise with a five-game winning streak, climbed back from a 19-point hole in the second quarter. "This was a very tough game. We know Letran is the defending champion so they have the heart of one. We just showed heart as well to match their aggressiveness," Lyceum head coach Gilbert Malabanan said. Lyceum guard John Barba sank the go-ahead triple, 76-73, with 1:51 seconds remaining before Mac Guadaa made it a seven-point game with a layup followed by a steal and two f...

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85-year-old Japanese man found alive in mountain forest after 4 days

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 17:49
  TOKYO -- An 85-year-old man has been found alive, four days after he went missing in a mountain forest in Aoba Ward, Sendai, Japan. The man had gone out to collect chestnuts on Tuesday and was found on Saturday, lying in the forest. Although he was weak, he had sustained no major injuries. According to the man's 20-year-old grandson and local police, a rescue team comprising area police and firefighters looked for him on the mountain every day after he went missing. On Saturday, a total of 45 people were searching in two groups. Hearing what sounded like animal noises, a searcher called out the man's name, to which a loud voice replied, "Help me." The man had no...

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DOJ indicts Kazuo Okada, Tonyboy Cojuangco, et al., for grave coercion during casino hotel takeover

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 17:47
  MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of charges for grave coercion against Kazuo Okada, Antonio "Tonyboy" Cojuangco, Dindo Espeleta and Florentino "Binky" Herrera III for their forceful May 31, 2022 takeover of Okada Manila, which was reversed last month after gaming regulators and the courts ruled against the move. The order stems from several complaints filed against the group and several security personnel after the took control of the casino hotel based on their interpretation of a status quo ante order of the Supreme Court --- an action that has now been deemed to have gone beyond the High Tribunal's ruling. In a resol...

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North Korea ‘using Chinese, Russian vaccines to battle COVID-19’

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 17:32
  SHENYANG, China --- North Korea has been vaccinating against the novel coronavirus since the end of August, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned from a Chinese-North Korean trade official with close ties to Pyongyang bureaucrats. Until then, the country reportedly believed only U.S.-made vaccines were trustworthy and thus refused Chinese vaccines allocated through the COVAX program, an international framework to facilitate access to COVID-19 tests and vaccines. However, this policy changed in spring, following a renewed spread of infections. Pyongyang is currently preparing for another wave of COVID-19, in addition to the normalization of trade and the resumption of travel...

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UAAP: NU banks on strong 4th quarter to beat UE

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 17:09
MANILA, Philippines-Jake Figueroa herded National University to a strong finish for a 77-70 thrashing of the University of the East in the UAAP Season 85 men's basketball tournament on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Figueroa scattered eight of his 14 points when it mattered most as the Bulldogs pulled away for good after the Red Warriors mounted a dizzying third-quarter surge. "We came out flat in the third quarter, a stretch where we usually come out strong," said NU coach Jeff Napa. Trailing by 15 points early on, the Red Warriors pulled within one, 53-52, prompting the Bulldogs to hit the panic button. Patrick Yu added 13 points and Michael Malonzo had 10 for the Bu...

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Man nabbed in Naga City buy-bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 17:02
  LEGAZPI CITY --- Police arrested a 36-year-old man who yielded illegal drugs and a gun in a buy-bust operation in Naga City in Camarines Sur province on Sunday morning, Oct. 2. Police Senior Master Sergeant Tobias Bongon, Naga City police spokesperson, said Melvin Jimenez sold a sachet of shabu (crystal meth) worth P2,500 to an undercover agent in Barangay (village) Sta. Cruz at around 11:20 a.m. READ:Drug suspect nabbed, over P3.4 M shabu seized in Naga City buy-bust Bongon said confiscated from Jimenez was a red sling bag containing a caliber .38 gun with four bullets and two more sachets of shabu. Authorities recovered a total of two grams of shabu worth P13,...

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Amazon is always watching

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 17:02
A TV that knows when you're in and out of the room. A gadget that monitors your breathing pattern while you sleep. An enhanced voice assistant tool that highlights just how much it knows about your everyday life.
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Orlene moving toward Mexico’s Pacific coast as Category 3 hurricane

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:55
  MEXICO CITY -- Hurricane Orlene strengthened into a "major" hurricane early Sunday as it moved toward Mexico's Pacific coast where it is expected to hit in the coming days, the National Meteorological Service said. "Orlene has intensified to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale," causing heavy rains and strong winds, the agency said in a statement. The storm "has become a major hurricane" and is moving with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour), the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) warned in its latest advisory. The NHC added that the "center of Orlene" was expected to "reach the coast of mainland Mexico" on Monday. Mexi...

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Latvia to remain Russia’s critic as prime minister wins election

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:48
  RIGA -- The center-right New Unity party of Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins won Saturday's election, according to provisional results, with its 19% of the vote putting him in a position to head another coalition government. The results - with 96% of districts counted - mean Latvia should remain a leading voice alongside its Baltic neighbors Lithuania and Estonia in pushing the European Union for a decisive stance against Russia. Karins' party was again the party with the most support following the election. Members of the current coalition were on track to receive 42 seats in the 100-seat parliament, so Karins needs to draft additional allies to stay as a prim...

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After Manila, home team also gets eliminated in Fiba 3×3 Cebu Masters

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:44
MANILA, Philippines---Home bet Cebu Chooks also got the boot in the Chooks-to-Go FIBA 3x3 World Tour Cebu Masters at SM Seaside on Saturday. Cebu Chooks faltered against a hot-shooting Omaha 3BALL, 21-17, led by Malik Hluchoweckyj's nine points. Mike Harry Nzessue's eight points and six rebounds were not enough to lift Cebu into the knockout round. Earlier, Manila Chooks also bowed out after failing to get past the World Tour Masters leg's qualifying draw after a 21-16 loss to Doha QSC. Omaha moved on to the quarterfinal round against Amsterdam on Sunday while Antwerp will face Saitama, which finished as the second-best team in Pool C. Pool D's best team, Ulaanbaatar M...

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Misters of Filipinas pageant elevates national costume competition

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:42
MANILA, Philippines---The national costume competition is one of the most anticipated segments in a pageant, with the demonstration of various cultures, and explosion of colors and creativity. But the Misters of Filipinas contest took it a notch higher by amping up the festivity level of the annual celebration. Instead of holding a national costume competition for its ninth edition this year, the Misters of Filipinas pageant mounted what it called the "Festival Kings" program where the 2022 delegates each had their own contingent of dancers, and performed together to their respective choreography. The program, which organizer Prime Event Productions Philippines (PEPPS) Foundation Inc...

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WATCH: James Reid, Kelsey Merritt drawn to each other in ‘u & i’ music video

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:35
James Reid and Kelsey Merritt sent fans gushing over their chemistry in the recently released music video of the actor-musician's new song "u & i." Merritt, who was donning a wedding dress, seemingly ran away with Reid who was waiting for her outside the church, as seen in Careless Music's YouTube channel last Thursday, Sept. 29. "Keep it on a hush... or not," the caption reads. Reid and Merritt then went from dancing in the streets to being intimate with each other inside a car. The music video has garnered over 1.2 million views as of this writing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l32MpMIJceY Reid released his new single by showing a "stolen photo" of himself with...

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Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:25
Days after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, shell-shocked residents are still assessing the damage left behind by record-high storm surge, damaging winds and catastrophic flooding that left some areas of the Sunshine State unrecognizable.
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Man United facing City, not just Haaland, says Ten Hag

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:20
Erik ten Hag praised Erling Haaland's goalscoring instincts but stressed that Manchester United will not focus solely on the Norwegian striker when they take on Manchester City in a Premier League derby clash. Later on Sunday, United will have the formidable task of containing Haaland, who has made a blistering start to his City career with 11 league goals in seven games since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the close season. When asked if he had discussed Haaland with the striker's former Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho, who now plays for United, Ten Hag told reporters, "of course when you have a player who played in the past with a player, you ask him." "I also think it ...

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Minority senators seek probe on ‘extraordinary’ Grand Lotto draw

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:19
  MANILA, Philippines --- Minority senators are seeking an investigation into the "extraordinary" Grand Lotto draw where 433 bettors all got the winning combination for the 236 million jackpot. Senate Minority Leader Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III and Senator Risa Hontiveros on Sunday said a Senate resolution is needed to allay suspicion of irregularity in the results of the lottery that is managed by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). "Statistically speaking, this is a very rare event," Pimentel said over radio dzBB. Pimentel said he will be filing a resolution as there is a need to have the lotto draw investigated "to ensure the integrity of our lotto ...

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F1: Lewis Hamilton allowed to wear piercing but Mercedes cops $24,500 fine

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:14
Lewis Hamilton will be allowed to keep wearing his nose stud at the Singapore Grand Prix for medical reasons, but his team was fined 25,000 euros ($24,500) on Sunday for failing to notify stewards. Mercedes was slapped with the penalty by Formula One's governing body, the FIA, for submitting a self-scrutineering form that said the British driver had removed all jewelry and piercings in line with regulations. "In recent events, Hamilton had removed the piercing prior to the competition. The team assumed, without enquiring of Hamilton, that he had followed or would follow the same procedure for this event," said the FIA stewards in their ruling. "The stewards accept that the e...

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Bosnians go to polls to choose between nationalists and reformists

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:10
Bosnians go to the polls on Sunday to choose the country's new collective presidency and lawmakers at national, regional and local levels, deciding between long-entrenched nationalist parties and reformists focused on the economy.
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NCAA: Backcourt tandem of Doromal, Menina lead way for Arellano

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:06
MANILA, Philippines---Arellano head coach Cholo Martin has found his primary and secondary options for the Chiefs moving forward. After his star big man Cade Flores fouled out in the fourth quarter against Mapua on Sunday, Martin relied on Axel Doromal and Shane Menina to close out the game. "They're really now our 1-2. They can interchange positions but they will always take charge. We'll always have plays for them where they can just go," Martin said after the Chiefs' 64-59 win over the Cardinals. Doromal scored a game-high 16 points while Menina added 13, including the game-clinching triple, that went with seven rebounds. "Coach's trust in me is great. I just did my ro...

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How Buffalo is ensuring the Black community isn't left behind after mass supermarket shooting

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:03
The day after Buffalo experienced the largest mass shooting in its history, teams of emergency volunteers and mental health counselors arrived on the scene, offering emotional support and distributing food.
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