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Denden Lazaro back in PVL, joins Choco Mucho

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:50
  MANILA, Philippines---Denden Lazaro is back in the Premier Volleyball League fold after she joined Choco Mucho. The prolific libero announced that she'd be playing for the Flying Titans at Migs Bustos' online show "Off the Record." Lazaro previously played with Petron in the Philippine Super Liga where she won the gold medal in the Grand Prix---her only title with the Blaze Spikers. "I'm really happy to be back with my old teammates. I'm familiar with most of the people in the team," said Lazaro, who has played with Flying Titans Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon with Ateneo in the UAAP. Although she just announced her official inclusion to the club, Lazaro has been training wit...

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Rescued Palawan fisherman returns from Vietnam

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:48
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY - A fisherman from Palawan who was rescued in the waters of Vietnam over three months ago has returned home Thursday night.   Lemuel Mante of the Narra, Palawan Mayor's Office, confirmed on Friday that Joseph Troyo, a 29-year-old resident, arrived at the Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA) l together with repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFW).   "He's already at the house of his sibling in Purok Uliran, Barangay Panacan," Mante said.   Troyo will be placed on a strict 14-day home quarantine, according to Mante.   Troyo was rescued by Vietnamese maritime authorities off the southern coast of Vietnam on Februar...

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P850K worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Camarines Sur buy-bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:38
LEGAZPI CITY - Anti-narcotics operatives seized on Friday afternoon some P850,000 worth of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) from an alleged illegal drug pusher in a drug sting in Iriga City, Camarines Sur. Joana Rose Saballero, 28, was arrested during a drug operation along a highway at Zone 1, Barangay (village) San Isidro at around 3:10 p.m., a police report said. Seized from the suspect was a knot-tied plastic bag containing around 125 grams of shabu. The suspect had been detained and would be facing charges for illegal drug possession and peddling....

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Waived electricity fee for low-consumption customers amid pandemic pushed

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:32
MANILA, Philippines -- A progressive group has filed a petition before the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Friday to waive the electricity bills of customers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and consuming an average of 200 kilowatt-hour (kWh) or less.   Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said that many Social Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries will have a hard time settling their electricity bills since quarantine regulations halted work in many industries and sectors.   "It is our respectful position that generation, transmission, distribution and other charges should be waived for residential customers consuming a monthly av...

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Firm maintains fair price in COVID-19 medical supplies

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:27
MANILA, Philippines --- A healthcare distributor on Friday dismissed reports that it sold overpriced COVID-19 equipment and test kits to the government, citing the reports as "general statements." "There is no truth to the reports that the company directly sold Sansure Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines and test kits to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Central Office Bids and Awards Committee -Department of Health (DOH), and PhilHealth," Omnibus Bio-Medical Systems Inc. said in a statement. "Our company adheres to a business practice aimed at providing the best value in life science equipment. We will not tarnish that reputation, especially [during] the COVI...

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Puerto Princesa execs decry ‘short notice’ for return of OFWs

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:26
  PUERTO PRINCESA CITY---The arrival here of at least 86 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) coming home to Palawan came as a surprise for local officials who said the landing of the OFWs at the city airport came on short notice.   Lawyer Arnel Pedrosa, the city administrator, said on Thursday evening (May 29) that he got a call from Philippine Airlines (PAL) staffers about the OFWs' return only a few hours before the returning migrant workers disembarked at the Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA).   Pedrosa said the city government was surprised by what he said was a lack of coordination by the Overseas Workers' Welfare Administration (OWWA), whic...

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WATCH: UST graduating son surprises parents with Latin honors

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:19
MANILA, Philippines - A graduating son from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has done his parents proud by finishing his bachelor's degree in Accountancy with Latin honors. In a Facebook post, Ron Jacob Abaday, a 20-year-old student from Ibaan, Batangas, shared a video of his surprising revelation to his parents when he showed them his graduation photo with a written note behind it which read, "Mommy & Daddy, Cum Laude po ako." His surprised mom, Helen Abaday, could not help but cry as she hugged him, as seen on the video. [embed]https://www.facebook.com/BeAnINQUIRER/videos/1039692476445252/[/embed] Abaday's inspiring post has already gained over 37,000 views, 268 comm...

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Colin Kaepernick leads sporting figures' tributes to George Floyd

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:18
The sporting world has come together to pay their respects to George Floyd after his death in Minnesota, US, on Monday.
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My bakery is a Covid-19 success story. But we are still struggling to get by

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:17
Weeks before Covid-19 hit the East Coast, my insurance company advised that loss of my business, Montclair Bread Co., would not be covered unless my town mandated the bakery's closure. They further advised, since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, they would not be responsible for assistance. Armed with this knowledge, I acted fast to turn my bakery into an artisan bodega when New Jersey issued stay-at-home orders on March 21.
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CNN's Omar Jimenez released from custody: We did not get a 'sorry' from officers

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:13
CNN's Omar Jimenez is released from police custody after being arrested while covering protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Minnesota State Patrol arrested the team live on CNN air.
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Over 22k inmates freed in SC’s bid to decongest jails

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:10
MANILA, Philippines - Over 22, 000 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) have been released from detention, the Supreme Court said Friday, adding that the move was part of its efforts to decongest detention facilities while the country is fighting the spread of COVID-19. The data was presented by Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez during the Justice in times of COVID-19 webinar hosted by the Judicial Integrity Network in ASEAN. Of the 22, 522, a total of 9,731 PDLs have been released from March 17 or the start of the nationwide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) on April 29. Then, from April 30 to May 8, released were 4,683 PDLs. From May 9 to 15, only 3,941 have been released...

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World's deepest octopus, complete with Dumbo ears, captured on film 4 miles below the surface

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:10
The deepest known sighting of an octopus has been captured on film, more than a mile deeper than the previous reliable sighting.
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Andy Murray to return to action for charity in June

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:06
Andy Murray will return from his latest injury problem on June 23 in a tournament organized by his brother Jamie to raise money for a UK National Health Service charity. Jamie Murray has helped create the behind-closed-doors tournament called 'Schroders Battle of the Brits'. The event, which runs from June 23-28, will see the Murray brothers and fellow British players Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans go head to head at the Lawn Tennis Association's Roehampton base in London. It will be screened live on Amazon Prime and aims to raise at least 100,000 ($122,000) for the state-run NHS. With the ATP and WTA seasons postponed due to the coronavirus, Murray's first appearance since No...

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Mayor undaunted in backing ‘Balik Probinsiya’ despite entry of infected beneficiary

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:03
TACLOBAN CITY---A case of one returning resident turning positive for coronavirus made no dent in a Leyte mayor's support for the program called Balik Probinsiya (Return to Provinces) which seeks to reduce Metro Manila's population by luring those from the provinces to leave and return to their hometowns.   Tanauan Mayor Pelagio Tecson Jr. said he would continue to accommodate those who want to return to the municipality as long as they meet requirements set by the local government unit.   "They really need to return because they were displaced," said the mayor at an online press conference on Friday (May 29).   "They are from Tanauan. It's okay for them ...

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Over 50,000 part-time college faculty members in need of financial aid

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:58
            MANILA, Philippines --- More than 50,000 part-time faculty members from different higher education institutions (HEIs) are in need of financial assistance while reeling from the the "no teach, no pay" setup due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chairman Prospero de Vera III said Friday.   During the joint virtual hearing of the Senate committees on finance and public affairs, De Vera appealed to the Senate to "seriously consider" the effects of the pandemic on the operations and personnel of colleges and universities or HEIs, and that teaching personnel ...

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Thirdy Ravena unveils new hairdo

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:58
MANILA, Philippines---With barbershops still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some have resorted to sporting buzzcuts or even going full bald just to escape the heat of the summer in the country. Even basketball star Thirdy Ravena got into the act of cutting his hair as short as possible---with a little twist. From the usual fade that he sported during UAAP Season 82, Ravena now has a buzzcut but ever the fashionista did a little bit more and dyed his hair pink. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAw4V4PAU1q/ From his usual fades that featured the simple transitions to the sleek hard cuts, Ravena usually experimented with his hairdo but some didn't usually go as planned. There was the ...

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Bulacan cops raid unlicensed cigarette warehouse, arrest 3 Chinese, 4 Filipinos

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:55
  STA. MARIA, Bulacan--Three Chinese nationals and four Filipino workers were arrested after they were caught with packs of cigarettes at an unregistered warehouse in this town on Wednesday (May 26), police said.   In a report on Friday (May 29), police said they trailed one of the suspects, a certain Nino Castillo, who was wearing a police athletic uniform.   Castillo was later spotted helping the other suspects load several packs of Mighty and Moon Cigarettes onto a truck around 4:30 p.m.   Police identified the Chinese as Jianju Chen, Jiancai Shi and Wuzhi Hi. The other Filipino workers were identified as Cris Rosales, Elmer Andy and Julio ...

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Drivers, operators set protests vs order to let only new jeepneys back on the road

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:47
LEGAZPI CITY---A group of drivers and operators on Friday (May 29) announced plans to hold a noise barrage to protest the government policy to let only new jeepneys ply their routes when many parts of the country, including the National Capital Region (NCR), transition to general community quarantine (GCQ), supposedly a less restrictive lockdown form.   In a statement, the transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) said it had invited drivers and operators to join the noise barrage by honking the horns of their vehicles to protest a memo by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) allowing only new jeepneys to return ...

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Iran reports most new cases in nearly two months

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:45
Iran on Friday announced its highest number of new coronavirus infections in nearly two months and warned the Middle East's deadliest outbreak was worsening in some regions. The government has largely lifted the closures it imposed after Iran's first cases were confirmed in February but has been watching out for any resurgence in the number of infections. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 2,819 new cases were confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall total to 146,668. That figure is the highest Iran has announced for a single day since April 2. New infections have been on a rising trajectory ever since hitting a near two-month...

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