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  • Jimmy Butler closes out Heat victory over Raptors
    by Reuters on February 25, 2021 at 5:30 am

    Last season's NBA finalists Miami Heat cruise to their 4th straight win

  • QC lawmaker seeks House probe on PNP – PDEA shootout
    by postie on February 25, 2021 at 5:24 am

    MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker wants the House of Representatives to investigate the shooting incident between agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) that transpired in Quezon City, leaving two police officers dead and four others injured.  In a statement on Thursday, Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo The post QC lawmaker seeks House probe on PNP – PDEA shootout appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Quake rocks Reykjavik, raises Iceland’s volcano activity
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 5:22 am

    REYKJAVIK — A powerful earthquake on Wednesday rocked southwestern Iceland, including the capital Reykjavik, triggering increased volcanic activity but causing no serious injuries or damage, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake was located near Mount Keilir, a small mountain of 378 metres (1,240 feet) on the Reykjanes peninsula, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) south The post Quake rocks Reykjavik, raises Iceland’s volcano activity appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Kongresista inireklamo ng libel ng isang PLLO exec
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 5:21 am

    Sinampahan ng reklamong libelo ng isang opisyal ng Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) ang isang mambabatas dahil sa akusasyong nagnakaw raw ito ng cellphone.  

  • Senate report: No need for law vs red-tagging
    by Rambo Talabong on February 25, 2021 at 5:19 am

    The Senate committee on national security and defense says 'recourse is already provided under the Revised Penal Code, special laws, and other judicial remedies'

  • Alternative work arrangements pushed in San Fernando City to curb COVID-19 spread
    by lboniol on February 25, 2021 at 5:17 am

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union –– The city government has encouraged all government and private offices, including business establishments, to provide alternative work arrangements following reports that most of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients here belong to the working sector. Mayor Hermenegildo Gualberto on Wednesday, Feb. 24, issued an executive order asking employers to shift The post Alternative work arrangements pushed in San Fernando City to curb COVID-19 spread appeared […]

  • EXPLAINER: What to expect from China’s annual meeting of parliament
    by Reuters on February 25, 2021 at 5:17 am

    The annual meetings of the National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp parliament, and the largely ceremonial Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, are set next week

  • Pregnant migrant sets herself on fire in Greek camp
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 5:10 am

    GREECE — An eight-months pregnant Afghan asylum-seeker was released from hospital Tuesday after having set herself on fire over the weekend at a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, the migration ministry said. The 26-year-old woman placed her two children outside her tent on Sunday before setting fire to it in a bid to The post Pregnant migrant sets herself on fire in Greek camp appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • EXPLAINER: Legitimate children can use their mom’s surname — SC
    by postie on February 25, 2021 at 4:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Legitimate children are now allowed to use the surname of their mother as their surname, according to a Supreme Court (SC) ruling. The 15-page decision released on Wednesday was penned by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. It reversed the previous ruling of the Zamboanga City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 12 and the The post EXPLAINER: Legitimate children can use their mom’s surname — SC appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 'EDSA Revolution is not over': Ramos says Filipinos must 'work' to enjoy freedom, rights
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 4:45 am

    Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Thursday said the spirit of the EDSA People Power revolution "is not over" 35 years after it toppled authoritarian rule in the Philippines as Filipinos have to continuously "work" to "enjoy the freedoms and rights embodied in our Constitution."

  • Warriors complete road trip with win over Pacers
    by Reuters on February 25, 2021 at 4:42 am

    The Golden State Warriors cap off the road trip with back-to-back wins

  • US murder suspect ‘cooked’ victim’s heart—report
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 4:42 am

    WASHINGTON — A man accused of a triple murder in the US state of Oklahoma sliced one victim’s heart from her body and cooked it with potatoes to serve to other victims before attacking them, US media reported Wednesday. The suspect, Lawrence Paul Anderson, allegedly removed the organ from the body of a neighbor he The post US murder suspect ‘cooked’ victim’s heart—report appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Philippines in talks to pay more for early delivery of COVID-19 vaccines
    by Gaea Katreena Cabico on February 25, 2021 at 4:41 am

    The former military general said only 5.1 million of the 161 million doses expected this year will arrive in the country in the first quarter. The bulk of the doses will only come in the second half.

  • [OPINION] Cory, Marcos, and the struggle to find the truth
    by Gericho G. Villamin on February 25, 2021 at 4:39 am

    'To some, People Power is a gift, while others call it a curse. Who is right? Who is wrong?'

  • Sinovac vaccines set to arrive in the Philippines on February 28
    by Pia Ranada on February 25, 2021 at 4:36 am

    These vaccines will be the Philippines' very first batch of COVID-19 jabs

  • Malacañang: Sinovac vaccines to arrive in PH on Feb. 28
    by postie on February 25, 2021 at 4:35 am

    MANILA, Philippines — More than half a million Covid-19 vaccine doses from China-based drugmaker Sinovac are expected to arrive in the country on Feb. 28, Malacañang announced Thursday. “Tatlong tulog na lang po parating na po ang bakuna. Inaasahan na darating sa araw ng linggo, itong linggong ito, ang Sinovac, kaya excited na tayong lahat,” The post Malacañang: Sinovac vaccines to arrive in PH on Feb. 28 appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Facebook bans Myanmar military from its platforms with immediate effect
    by Reuters on February 25, 2021 at 4:35 am

    (UPDATED) Facebook says, 'We believe the risks of allowing the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) on Facebook and Instagram are too great'

  • Negros Oriental judge finds 5 PDEA agents guilty of indirect contempt of court for ‘fake’...
    by lboniol on February 25, 2021 at 4:33 am

    BACOLOD CITY –– A judge in Negros Oriental has found five agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) guilty of indirect contempt of court in connection with an alleged fake buy-bust operation in Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City. Judge Amelia Lourdes Mendoza of the Regional Trial Court Branch 34 sentenced PDEA agents Nelson Muchuelas, May The post Negros Oriental judge finds 5 PDEA agents guilty of indirect contempt of court for ‘fake’ buy-bust appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • First batch in PH: COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac to arrive Sunday
    by Jamaine Punzalan, ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 4:27 am

    MANILA — The Philippines will get its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines this weekend with the expected arrival of doses from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac, Malacañang said on Thursday.   

  • Moderna S. Africa variant-specific vaccine ready for testing—company
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 4:24 am

    WASHINGTON — US biotech firm Moderna said Wednesday that doses of its new Covid-19 vaccine candidate aimed at the South African coronavirus variant had been shipped to the US National Institutes of Health for testing. “We look forward to beginning the clinical study of our variant booster and are grateful for the NIH’s continued collaboration to The post Moderna S. Africa variant-specific vaccine ready for testing—company appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • ‘Ready na tayo’: Vaccination program para sa 320K residente ng Valenzuela City, kasado na
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 4:20 am

    Handang handa na ang lungsod ng Valenzuela sa pag-roll out ng vaccination program nito para sa 320,000 residente sakaling dumating na sa bansa ang mga bakuna kontra COVID-19.  

  • Urban poor in Negros Occidental remember people power uprising in Bacolod gathering
    by lboniol on February 25, 2021 at 4:18 am

    BACOLOD CITY –– Members of the Federation of Urban Poor (FedUP) in Negros Occidental gathered at the statue of former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. at Araneta Street in this city on Thursday, Feb. 25, to mark the 35th anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution. “We refuse to let EDSA People Power die, so we The post Urban poor in Negros Occidental remember people power uprising in Bacolod gathering appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Duterte 'requires' local governments to buy, distribute face masks to residents
    on February 25, 2021 at 4:15 am

    "I'm not trying to pontificate, but in the meantime, it is better to follow the government and wear a mask. It can save you a lot of trouble and expense," Duterte said in mixed Filipino and English. 

  • DOJ orders NBI to probe deadly PNP – PDEA ‘misencouter’
    by postie on February 25, 2021 at 4:08 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct its own investigation on the shootout between members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-illegal drug operatives and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents near a mall on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City Wednesday. “This is separate and distinct The post DOJ orders NBI to probe deadly PNP – PDEA ‘misencouter’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • IN PHOTOS: The deadly PNP-PDEA shootout in Quezon City
    by Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 4:07 am

    A gunfight ensued between anti-drug operatives of the Quezon City Police District and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency at a fast food restaurant's parking lot on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on the evening of February 24, 2021.

  • Support for teachers to implement distance learning 'not enough' - Gatchalian
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 4:06 am

    Budgetary support for public school teachers to effectively execute distance learning is not enough, a senator admitted Thursday.

  • Venezuela expels EU ambassador over fresh sanctions
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 4:03 am

    CARACAS — Venezuela on Wednesday expelled the European Union’s ambassador to Caracas in response to new sanctions, giving the Portuguese envoy 72 hours to leave the country and raising the bloc’s renewed ire. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced the move against ambassador Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa two days after EU foreign ministers agreed to sanction 19 The post Venezuela expels EU ambassador over fresh sanctions appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Queer vloggers Roanne Carreon and Tina Boado call out Nathalie Hart for remarks on ‘MMK’ episode
    by Rappler.com on February 25, 2021 at 4:03 am

    Nathalie portrays Tina in an ‘MMK’ episode depicting the couple’s love story

  • Senate probe on PNP-PDEA shootout set on Tuesday
    by postie on February 25, 2021 at 3:58 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Senate committee on public order is set to investigate next week the shootout in Quezon City between officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). At least two police officers were reportedly killed in a buy-bust operation conducted near a shopping mall along The post Senate probe on PNP-PDEA shootout set on Tuesday appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 35 years since EDSA, groups warn against threats to democracy
    by Christian Deiparine on February 25, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Groups on Thursday urged Filipinos to resist threats to democracy and scored rights violations in the country as the Philippines marks 35 years since the removal of ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

  • Philippine critics in firing line of anti-communist misinformation war
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 3:47 am

    MANILA , Philippines — Representative Sarah Elago faces a daily barrage of Facebook posts linking her to communist rebels trying to overthrow the government. She says the claims are false, but they could get her killed anyway. A torrent of misinformation on the social media platform has put activists, journalists, politicians and lawyers in the The post Philippine critics in firing line of anti-communist misinformation war appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Facebook versus news: Advertising is the real problem
    by John Quiggin, The Conversation on February 25, 2021 at 3:44 am

    'We have always put up with advertising in order to get the information produced by news organizations'

  • PNP forms technical working group to probe anti-drug ops ‘essential issues’
    by postie on February 25, 2021 at 3:32 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has designated a technical working group to investigate the “essential issues” raised by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra regarding anti-drug operations conducted under the Duterte administration, according to PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Ildebrandi Usana on Thursday. In a text message to INQUIRER.net, Usana said PNP chief Gen. Debold The post PNP forms technical working group to probe anti-drug ops ‘essential issues’ appeared […]

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