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  • Suicide car bomb kills 30 Afghan security personnel
    by mfrialde on November 29, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    GHAZNI, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber struck an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday killing at least 30 security personnel, officials said, in one of the bloodiest attacks targeting government forces in recent months. The attack occurred on the outskirts of Ghazni city, capital of the eastern province of Ghazni, which has seen regular The post Suicide car bomb kills 30 Afghan security personnel appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Thai protesters target royal guards unit in latest rally
    by mfrialde on November 29, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    BANGKOK — Hundreds of protesters marched on a barracks of Thailand’s royal guards unit on Sunday hoisting inflatable rubber ducks high above their heads, a whimsical show of force by a pro-democracy movement calling for curbs to the power of the monarchy. The yellow toy has been harnessed as a symbol by the protesters, whose The post Thai protesters target royal guards unit in latest rally appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Rep. Cullamat tells military not to use daughter’s remains for propaganda
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — “Mahal ko ang anak ko na nagmahal sa bayan. Ipinagmalalaki ko siya. Bayani siya ng mga Lumad at ng buong bayan.” Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat had this to say Sunday as she asked the military not to use the remains of her daughter as a trophy for its propaganda, adding that The post Rep. Cullamat tells military not to use daughter’s remains for propaganda appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 89 inmate ng Ilocos Norte Provincial Jail, positibo sa COVID-19
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Umabot sa 89 ang bagong kaso ng COVID-19 sa Ilocos Norte Provincial Jail nitong Linggo.

  • PNP honors cop who was killed in Iloilo drug bust
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    ILOILO CITY—The Philippine National Police in Western Visayas paid tribute to a police officer who was shot dead during a drug buy-bust on Saturday. In a statement, the Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO-6) also condoled with the family of Cpl. Felfranz Lumahang. “Corporal Lumahang, who dedicated his life to serving the Ilonggos, will The post PNP honors cop who was killed in Iloilo drug bust appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Senators to oppose alleged bid to allow Comelec to waive automated poll equipment tests
    by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Senators on Sunday said they would block attempts to insert a provision in the 2021 budget that would allow the Comelec to waive tests and certifications equipment in automated polls.

  • Ramon Ang seeks extension of deadline for cashless tollway transactions
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — San Miguel Corp. (SMC) President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang is asking the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for more time before the 100 percent cashless transaction policy is implemented at all expressways. Ang said that a “huge number” of motorists have yet to secure their radio-frequency identification (RFID) stickers, for which The post Ramon Ang seeks extension of deadline for cashless tollway transactions appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Bayan Muna solon confirms death of daughter in military encounter vs NPA
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Eufemia Cullamat on Sunday confirmed the death of her daughter in an encounter between the military and members of the New People's Army.

  • Cagayan town administrator gunned down
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 11:21 am

    LASAM, Cagayan-A 55-year-old administrator of this town was shot and killed by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen on Sunday morning, police said. The victim was identified as Benjamin Augustus Agatep Jr., a resident of Barangay Callao Sur in this town. Investigators said the victim was having his morning bicycle ride around 5 a.m. when the assailants attacked The post Cagayan town administrator gunned down appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 121 baby ‘pawikan’ swim back to Subic Bay
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 11:18 am

    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—As the cold amihan season started to kick in, the first batch of “pawikan” (sea turtle) hatchlings from a known nesting haven inside this free port was released to their natural habitat on Saturday. The 121 baby olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea), which were born at All Hands Beach here, crawled back to The post 121 baby ‘pawikan’ swim back to Subic Bay appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Engineer robbed of P800K payroll money in Bulacan
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 11:14 am

    SAN ILDEFONSO, Bulacan—A construction firm engineer lost P800,000 payroll money to robbers riding tandem on a motorcycle here on Saturday, police said. Investigators said Sharmaigne Siapco was on board a car and was heading to the project site of the National Housing Authority when she and her driver were robbed at gunpoint in Barangay Anyatam The post Engineer robbed of P800K payroll money in Bulacan appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Diocese of Legazpi launches celebration of 500 years of Christianity
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 11:03 am

    LIBON, Albay — The Diocese of Legazpi on Sunday launched the 500 years of Christianity celebration in this town, marking the start of the observance that will end in April 2022. Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi, in an interview, said the town of Libon was chosen because it was here that the The post Diocese of Legazpi launches celebration of 500 years of Christianity appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 3 more House solons join LAKAS-CMD — Romualdez
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 10:54 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Three more lawmakers in the House of Representatives have joined the political party  Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), bringing their numbers up to 45. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, party president, said Cavite 2nd District Rep. Strike Revilla, Cagayan Rep. Samantha Vargas-Alfonso, and Davao Occidental Rep. Lorna Bautista-Bandigan have joined Lakas-CMD. Revilla, formerly The post 3 more House solons join LAKAS-CMD — Romualdez appeared first on […]

  • Robredo to gov’t: Listen to ‘cautious’ Metro mayors on holiday season shift to MGCQ
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 10:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The national government should listen to “very cautious” mayors of Metro Manila on the shift to a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) during the holiday season, Vice President Leni Robredo said. In her radio program on Sunday, Robredo said local officials know the situation on the ground. “Para sa akin mas dapat The post Robredo to gov’t: Listen to ‘cautious’ Metro mayors on holiday season shift to MGCQ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Marikina mayor tutol sa paglalagay ng bike lane sa EDSA
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Plano ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority na maglagay sa EDSA ng bike lane.

  • Mga maling paniniwala kay Bonifacio kailangang itama: historian
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Ipagdiriwang sa Lunes ang kaarawan ng bayaning si Andres Bonifacio.

  • Transport permit for non-timber forest products in typhoon-hit areas waived for 3 months
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 10:38 am

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—For the next three months, a permit to transport non-timber forest products from private and titled lands will no longer be required if these are to be used for rebuilding houses in areas devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. The temporary waiving in the issuance of transport permit in the Cordillera Autonomous The post Transport permit for non-timber forest products in typhoon-hit areas waived for 3 months appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Pacquiao welcomes probe on alleged breach of COVID-19 protocols in Batangas event
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 10:34 am

    The camp of Senator Manny Pacquiao on Sunday said the lawmaker welcomes any possible investigation on alleged violations of COVID-19 health protocols in an event he attended in Batangas.

  • 3 healthcare workers in Bohol contract COVID-19
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 10:23 am

    TAGBILARAN CITY – Three healthcare workers at the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) in Bohol tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In an advisory on Facebook, GCGMH said the affected health workers were already isolated while contact tracing was done. “We at GCGMH continue to maintain the most stringent infection control protocol The post 3 healthcare workers in Bohol contract COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • S. Korea to launch presidential committee on carbon-neutral campaign
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 10:14 am

    SEOUL — President Moon Jae-in announced a plan last Friday to establish a presidential body on South Korea’s stated goal of going carbon neutral by 2050 as part of a “strong pan-governmental system” to push for the vision. He said the envisioned government-private organization, tentatively named the “2050 Carbon Neutrality Committee,” is meant to implement The post S. Korea to launch presidential committee on carbon-neutral campaign appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Christmas cash gift ilalabas sa mga pensiyonado simula Disyembre 1: GSIS
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Inihayag ng Government Service Insurance System na maglalabas sila ng nasa P3.3 bilyon para sa cash gift ng mga pensiyonado simula sa unang araw ng Disyembre.  

  • Ho Chi Minh City to improve solutions to climate change response
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 10:11 am

    HCM CITY — Ho Chi Minh City will assess the relationship between the factors that cause climate change and its socio-economic plans to develop long-term responses. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mỹ, deputy director of the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment, elaborated on the task at a recent meeting held to review implementation of climate The post Ho Chi Minh City to improve solutions to climate change response appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • COVID-19 cases sa Metro Manila posibleng umabot sa 1,000 kada araw
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Posibleng pumalo nang hanggang 1,000 kaso ng COVID-19 kada araw ang Metro Manila kung hindi mag-iingat ngayong holiday season, ayon sa isang research group.

  • Indonesia, World Bank strike deal on emissions reduction
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 10:04 am

    JAKARTA — Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry and the World Bank signed a deal on Friday on the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which provides an additional opportunity for the government to receive payments in exchange for reducing carbon emissions. Under the agreement, Indonesia will be eligible to receive up to US$ 110 million for The post Indonesia, World Bank strike deal on emissions reduction appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Babies born to moms with COVID-19 may have antibodies, but scope of protection is unclear
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 9:58 am

    SINGAPORE — Although babies of women infected with Covid-19 during their pregnancies have been born with antibodies, it remains unclear if this means the baby is immune to the coronavirus or how long the immunity would last. Earlier this month, Mrs Celine Ng-Chan, 31, gave birth to her second child and was told by her The post Babies born to moms with COVID-19 may have antibodies, but scope of protection is unclear appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 11 more Filipinos abroad sick, 9 die from COVID-19 
    on November 29, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Foreign affairs officials on Sunday said 11 more Filipinos abroad have contracted the coronavirus, pushing the total to now at 11,676. 

  • S. Korea decides against tightening rules amid third wave
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 9:48 am

    SEOUL — The South Korean government once again defied its own COVID-19 blueprint and decided against moving up to a higher level of social distancing despite recent metrics that support more intensive intervention. In announcing the decision to keep the capital area under the current Level 2 distancing measures, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said in The post S. Korea decides against tightening rules amid third wave appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • N. Korea reinforces border control amid mounting COVID-19 worries
    by ryanl on November 29, 2020 at 9:44 am

    SEOUL — North Korea said Sunday it was reinforcing border lockdown to prevent the coronavirus pandemic from spreading into its territory. The regime still claims zero COVID-19 cases. “Every effort is made to keep strong border closures and to ensure everyone stick to antivirus measures and report anything out of ordinary,” the official Korean Central The post N. Korea reinforces border control amid mounting COVID-19 worries appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • ASEAN biodiversity body seeks more protection for wildlife areas
    on November 29, 2020 at 9:40 am

    An ASEAN body on Sunday called for better safeguards to critical habitats and other protected areas, highlighting its role in preventing diseases and mitigating the impact of disasters.

  • Philippine Army says Bayan Muna solon’s daughter killed in clash with NPA
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 9:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The daughter of Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat was killed in an encounter between government soldiers and the New People’s Army (NPA) in Surigao del Sur, the Philippine Army said Sunday. In a statement, the Philippine Army said Jevilyn Campos Cullamat, or “Ka Rep,” who allegedly serves as a medic for the The post Philippine Army says Bayan Muna solon’s daughter killed in clash with NPA appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • BI told: Terminate visa upon arrivals for Chinese nationals
    on November 29, 2020 at 9:25 am

    “The crime that POGOs bring to the country is endless. We've already proven at the Senate that many Chinese POGO workers are the customers of prostituted and trafficked women, and now, the PNP also confirmed that cases of kidnapping are POGO-related. This is all no thanks to the VUA scheme,” the senator said in mixed Filipino and English.

  • DFA reports 9 new deaths due to COVID-19 among Filipinos abroad
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 9:09 am

    The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 rose to 11,676 on Sunday as 11 new cases were recorded, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

  • Daughter of Bayan Muna solon dies in encounter with military
    on November 29, 2020 at 8:58 am

    (Updated) In a report published Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Army said that 22-year-old Jevilyn Cullamat's remains were left behind after a 45-minute encounter with the 3rd Special Forces “Arrowhead” Battalion took place in barangay San Isidro, Marihatag in Surigao del Sur.

  • Velasco backs climate emergency declaration
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 8:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Sunday backed the declaration of a climate emergency in the country to encourage swift action to combat climate change and its impacts. Velasco made the remark after the House committee on disaster resilience adopted House Resolution No. 535 expressing the will of the lower chamber for the The post Velasco backs climate emergency declaration appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • COVID-19 cases sa Pilipinas 429,864 na
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Umabot na sa 429,864 ang kabuuang bilang ng kumpirmadong kaso ng COVID-19 sa Pilipinas, base sa tala ngayong Linggo ng Department of Health.

  • Vatican's new envoy to PH arrives in Manila
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Vatican's new ambassador to the Philippines arrived in Manila Sunday morning, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said.

  • Daan-daang trabaho alok ng foreign companies sa Pilipinas
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Daan-daang trabaho ang hinahanap ngayon ng mga bagong foreign company na pumasok sa Pilipinas.

  • P26-M halaga ng marijjuana nakumpiska sa 3 suspek sa QC
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Aabot sa P26 milyon halaga ng marijuana ang nakuha ng mga awtoridad sa 3 suspek sa buy-bust operation sa Barangay Apolonio Samson, Quezon City ngayong Linggo.  

  • Philippines' virus tally nears 430,000 with over 2,000 new confirmed infections
    by ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 8:00 am

    The Philippines confirmed 2,076 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday bringing the country’s total to 429,864.

  • PH COVID-19 caseload nears 430,000 as 10,579 more patients recover
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 8:00 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ total coronavirus infections reached 429,864 after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 2,076 additional cases nationwide on Sunday. According to DOH’s daily case bulletin, Quezon City recorded the highest increase in cases with 137, followed by Laguna with 122, Cavite with 103, Batangas with 96, and Angeles City with 79. The post PH COVID-19 caseload nears 430,000 as 10,579 more patients recover appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Philippines adds 10,579 COVID-19 recoveries as cases exceed 429,000
    on November 29, 2020 at 8:00 am

    (Updated) The Philippines has been under community quarantine for 257 days—the world's longest lockdown caused by the coronavirus—and has the second-highest number of cases in Southeast Asia, trailing only Indonesia. 

  • OVP sets deadline for donations, to focus on rehab of typhoon-hit areas
    by Gillan Ropero, ABS-CBN News on November 29, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Vice President Leni Robredo said Sunday the fund-raising campaign of her office and its partner group Kaya Natin would accept cash donations until Monday and in-kind donations until Saturday as it moved towards rehabilitation of typhoon-hit areas.

  • ’Blind obedience’: Robredo twits Briones for pleasing only Duterte, not teachers, students
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 7:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo took a swipe at Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Sunday for her apparent “blind obedience” to President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that the official is only pleasing her boss but not the teachers and students. “Iyong mga bata kailangang matuto, iyong mga teachers kailangan ng tulong, hindi si Presidente,” The post ’Blind obedience’: Robredo twits Briones for pleasing only Duterte, not teachers, students appeared first on […]

  • P2B set for disbursement to help OFWs displaced by COVID-19
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 7:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to disburse another P2 billion funds to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) temporarily or permanently displaced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the Labor Department, starting November 30, OFWs who will be repatriated to the Philippines may file their application for The post P2B set for disbursement to help OFWs displaced by COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • OFWs applying for gov't cash aid reach 683,000
    by Christian Deiparine on November 29, 2020 at 7:33 am

    Overseas Filipino workers applying for the labor department's cash assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic has reached over 683,000, with some P3.45 billion disbursed for the said program. 

  • Shanghai marathon defies coronavirus with 9,000 runners
    by jespinosa on November 29, 2020 at 7:31 am

    SHANGHAI, China — Around 9,000 runners — some wearing face masks — took part in the Shanghai International Marathon Sunday, Chinese media said, a rare mass event in a year when coronavirus laid waste to most such sport. Prior to the race officials touted it as an opportunity to show how China — where the The post Shanghai marathon defies coronavirus with 9,000 runners appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Robredo says ‘trolls’ reflect leader’s behavior and leadership brand
    by mfrialde on November 29, 2020 at 7:21 am

    MANILA, Philippines — A public official’s behavior and brand of leadership will reflect on the type of followers he has. Vice President Leni Robredo said this as she continues to battle misinformation, lies, and the rampant attacks of “trolls” in social media. During her Sunday radio show with Ely Saludar, Robredo recounted how she faced The post Robredo says ‘trolls’ reflect leader’s behavior and leadership brand appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies — report
    by jespinosa on November 29, 2020 at 6:49 am

    SINGAPORE — A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child. The baby was born this month without COVID-19 but with The post Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies — report appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Kanlaon Volcano records 3 volcanic quakes in 24 hrs
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 6:30 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Kanlaon Volcano on the island of Negros continues its restlessness as it registered three volcanic earthquakes in a span of 24 hours. In an advisory on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the volcano’s sulfur dioxide emission reached an average of 336 tonnes/day on Tuesday, Nov. 24. A “slight The post Kanlaon Volcano records 3 volcanic quakes in 24 hrs appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Taguig mall considers K9 training for adopted stray dogs
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 5:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines — After adopting ten stray dogs, the management of a Taguig-based mall is open to the possibility giving K9 training for their four-legged family, which can augment their security efforts. Previously, a video of a stray dog, named “Dog-Dog,” went viral on social media after it became an honorary member of the security The post Taguig mall considers K9 training for adopted stray dogs appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Robredo: Disinformation peaks when we do our jobs right
    on November 29, 2020 at 5:04 am

    "If you study it, it peaks whenever we do something relatively well... So now that we're doing relief operations, it's the same thing," she also said. 

  • Taytay, Palawan mayor passes away at 66
    by ggaviola on November 29, 2020 at 5:01 am

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY— Taytay, Palawan Mayor Romy Salvame passed away on Saturday. Salvame, 66, expired in a hospital in Metro Manila, Winston Arzaga, Palawan provincial information officer said. Vice Mayor Christian Rodriguez will assume the post vacated by Salvame . “It was sad news to hear. Mayor Salvame, even though a public officer, was a The post Taytay, Palawan mayor passes away at 66 appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Año: Gov’t to conduct fact-finding on mass gatherings attended by Roque, Pacquiao
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 4:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines — A “fact-finding” effort into the crowd-drawing events attended by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and Senator Manny Pacquiao, which allegedly violated physical distancing measures, will be conducted, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Sunday. “We’ll make sure na magkaroon ng fact-finding diyan at kung merong dapat managot ay titignan namin,” Año said in an interview over The post Año: Gov’t to conduct fact-finding on mass gatherings attended by […]

  • Amid clamor from workers, PGH vows to settle delay in hazard pay release
    by Christian Deiparine on November 29, 2020 at 4:44 am

    The Philippine General Hospital is looking for funds to settle the months-long delay in the release of coronavirus-related allowances to its workers, a senior health official has said. 

  • Trump loses another election court challenge
    by ggaviola on November 29, 2020 at 3:48 am

    WASHINGTON, United States  – The US state of Pennsylvania’s supreme court dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump on Saturday, further reducing his already near-impossible odds of overturning the results. A Republican lawsuit had sought to invalidate mail-in ballots in the battleground state that President-elect Joe Biden won by The post Trump loses another election court challenge appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Calabarzon’s most wanted man killed in shootout with cops in Albay
    by hniitsu on November 29, 2020 at 3:48 am

    LEGAZPI CITY — The most wanted person in Southern Tagalog region was killed on Saturday night in a shootout with policemen while two of his companions were arrested in a police operation in Daraga town in Albay province, a police report said. Rodel Llorera, 42, tagged as Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) region’s most The post Calabarzon’s most wanted man killed in shootout with cops in Albay appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • DOH: More checks for health workers sick, died from COVID-19 released
    on November 29, 2020 at 3:09 am

    The health department has reported that more Filipino medical workers infected with the coronavirus have received their compensation nearly nine months since the outbreak of the virus in the country.

  • South Korea mulls stricter social distancing as COVID-19 spike continues
    by jespinosa on November 29, 2020 at 3:06 am

    SEOUL — South Korean authorities will consider tighter social distancing restrictions on Sunday to clamp down on economic activities after last week saw the fastest spread of infections since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun is to meet with health authority officials at 3 p.m. local time to decide whether The post South Korea mulls stricter social distancing as COVID-19 spike continues appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • PDEA burns P286 million worth of drugs in Albay incinerator facility
    by hniitsu on November 29, 2020 at 2:33 am

    LEGAZPI CITY — At least P286 million worth of illegal drugs seized in various drug stings in Bicol was burned on Friday in an incinerator facility in Camalig town in Albay province, a report from  Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Bicol said on Sunday. Cotton Talento, PDEA Bicol spokesperson, said in a belated report The post PDEA burns P286 million worth of drugs in Albay incinerator facility appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 2 Magat Dam gates remain open, Isabela residents cautioned
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 2:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Residents of several municipalities in the province of Isabela are being asked to take precautions as two gates of Magat Dam remained open on Sunday morning to release water, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Section said the opening of the two The post 2 Magat Dam gates remain open, Isabela residents cautioned appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Cagayan River water level slowly rising, flood warning issued
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 2:04 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Residents living near the low-lying areas of the Cagayan River were advised to take precautions and prepare for possible flooding on Sunday morning as the river’s water level slowly rises. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said there is a threat of flooding  in the Lower Cagayan River and The post Cagayan River water level slowly rising, flood warning issued appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Roque washes hands of speech before mass gathering in Cebu
    on November 29, 2020 at 1:59 am

    (Updated) “The activity where I was seen speaking before a crowd was organized by the local government, which I had no control as a guest,” Roque said.

  • Earthquake jolts Sarangani, Davao Occidental
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 1:39 am

    MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 3.5 earthquake jolted Sarangani, Davao Occidental on Sunday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The tremor struck at 9:02 a.m. Its epicenter was traced 205 kilometerssSoutheast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental. The quake was of tectonic origin and had a 32-kilometer depth of focus. No aftershocks and The post Earthquake jolts Sarangani, Davao Occidental appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • LPA may enter PAR within 24 hours — Pagasa
    by postie on November 29, 2020 at 1:35 am

    Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM November 29, 2020 Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM November 29, 2020DOST-PAGASA Weather Specialist: Benison Estareja Posted by Dost_pagasa on Saturday, November 28, 2020 MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) within the next 24 hours, The post LPA may enter PAR within 24 hours — Pagasa appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 2 drug suspects nabbed in Quezon
    by ggaviola on November 29, 2020 at 12:49 am

    LUCENA CITY – Police arrested two drug suspects in Candelaria and Lucban towns in Quezon province over the weekend. The Quezon police’s Public Information Office reported that anti-narcotics agents collared Maxleen Palines, 55, after he sold a sachet of shabu to an undercover agent in Barangay  4 in Lucban town at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The post 2 drug suspects nabbed in Quezon appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • SMC, Animal Kingdom rescue abandoned animals in Taliptip, Bulakan
    by The Manila Times on November 28, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    AFTER providing new homes for former residents of Barangay Taliptip in Bulakan, Bulacan — future site of its P740-billion Manila International Airport project — San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is now helping rescue and relocate domestic animals that were abandoned in the area. SMC and animal welfare organization Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF) have been working together

  • Construction of first OFW hospital in Pampanga to commence
    by The Manila Times on November 28, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    IT’S all systems go for the country’s first ever Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) hospital here after a kickoff ceremony was held to officially mark the construction of the 100-bed hospital project. Set to rise on the two-hectare land from the provincial government of Pampanga, the construction of said health facility will be made possible with

  • TMP announces release of improved Toyota Rush
    by The Manila Times on November 28, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Local automotive leader Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has released the 2021 update of its popular entry-level SUV, the Toyota Rush. Retailing in Toyota’s 70 dealerships across the country starting November 26, the refreshed Rush line-up offers the Rush E grade with improved seating capacity — with three rows of seats now available. With this update,

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine officially launched in PH
    by The Manila Times on November 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    THE popular traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Lianhua Qingwen capsule is officially launched in the Philippine market through the efforts of Yiling Pharmaceutical and its exclusive Philippine distributor, Philippine Archipelago International Trading Corporation. Making it the first TCM to be registered as a traditionally used herbal product in the Philippines. During the product launch, Olivia Limpe-Aw,

  • Fast-tracking digital fluency reinvents jobs for Filipino women
    by The Manila Times on November 28, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    TO help boost women empowerment in the new normal, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) has partnered with social impact start-up Connected Women for technology upskilling and livelihood opportunities for Filipino women across the country. With the goal of training over a thousand women by 2021, Connected Women’s Elevate AIDA (Artificial Intelligence Data Annotation)

  • Shangri-la group pays tribute to frontline heroes
    by The Manila Times on November 28, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    AROUND this time of the year, Shangri-La Group’s hotels in the Philippines would normally have gathered to light up their Christmas trees set set amid festive decorations to welcome the yuletide season. Tradition takes a different turn in 2020 as Edsa Shangri- La, Makati Shangri-La, Shangri-La at the Fort, JEN Manila by Shangri-La, Shangri-La’s Boracay

  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar: Your gateway to ‘Paskong Pinoy’
    by The Manila Times on November 28, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    DESPITE the many challenges that is currently happening within and outside the country, these wouldn’t stop the Filipinos from celebrating the annual Paskong Pinoy. Thus, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar opens its doors for a uniquely Filipino Christmas festivities in accordance to the government’s directives on physical distancing, wearing of masks and other safety precautionary

  • Sun Life gives clients access to latest Betsy Westendorp collection
    by The Manila Times on November 28, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Sun Life Philippines (Sun Life), in cooperation with Salcedo Auctions, presented Betsy Westendorp’s Limited Edition Giclée on Canvas collection in an effort to raise funds for those affected by the recent typhoons. The virtual art exhibit was open exclusively for select Sun Life clients who wish to purchase Betsy’s artworks at discounted prices and with

  • Scent of success
    by Maan D’Asis Pamaran on November 28, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    This 33-year-old entrepreneur is offering the public top-quality fragrances at affordable prices, based on his belief that customers deserve value for their hard-earned money. Even from childhood, Ian Darcy Lumibao already suspected that entrepreneurship could lead to success in life. Taking his cue from his mother Zenaida, who ran a notary public business to support

  • TikTok donates $300,000 for typhoon victims in PH
    by The Manila Times on November 28, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Over the course of two weeks, two devastating back to back typhoons hit the Philippines. On November 1st, Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni) the strongest typhoon ever recorded in recent history struck the southern region of the Philippines. An estimated two million Filipinos have been affected, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods. Ten days

  • Trump Would Feel Right at Home in Manila
    by publisher@philnews.com on November 22, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Now that U.S. President Donald Trump will likely be out of the White House in a few months, I suggest that he look at the Philippines as a place to retire. During the campaign, Trump told his supporters that he might have to leave the country if he lost to Joe Biden. So I think he should move to the Philippines. And we Filipinos would be honored to have the soon-to-be-former president and world-class celebrity living in our midst. So I hope Trump gives this suggestion serious consideration.

  • Thank You for the Lesson in Democracy America
    by publisher@philnews.com on November 8, 2020 at 9:51 am

    With the decisive victory of former Vice President Joe Biden, America has shown the world how democracies should operate. Although President Donald Trump still refuses to concede, even he likely knows his time is up. The record number of American voters who stood in long lines for hours just to cast their ballot, the millions more who voted by mail proves that democracy is alive and well in America.

  • Filipino-Americans Head for the Polls
    by publisher@philnews.com on November 2, 2020 at 12:33 am

    Fil-Ams get to vote on November 3rd. As citizens of the United States, they and over a hundred million other eligible voters will choose who will lead them for the next four years. Voter turnout is expected to surpass that of previous elections. So far, more than half of likely voters appear to have already voted in person or sent in their absentee ballots.

  • Can Duterte Ever Disengage from China?
    by publisher@philnews.com on October 22, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Given Malacañang's recent actions, Filipinos now wonder whether President Rodrigo Duterte is finally distancing himself from his Beijing benefactors and charting an independent course for his country. His detractors point out that Duterte won the 2016 presidential election, despite his being the underdog, because there was significant cyber interference from China. His supporters, however, insist that Duterte won fair and square, with no help from Beijing or the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

  • The Battle for the Speakership Was Bound to Happen
    by publisher@philnews.com on October 10, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    The current squabble for the speakership of the Batasan (PH House of Representatives) would be a non-issue in most other "well run" or "properly run" democracies. Unfortunately, the Philippines is a country where mostly amateurs rule. From the very top, down all government levels, "lack of experience" appears to be a common denominator.