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Lagman seeks creation of independent fact-finding body to probe drug deaths

A lawmaker urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday to form an independent fact-finding commission to thoroughly and impartially' look into the cases of summary killings and other drug deaths in the country. The post Lagman seeks creation of independent fact-finding body to probe drug deaths ...

Fire leaves 20 families homeless in Laguna

A two-hour fire hit a residential area in Sta. Rosa City in Laguna province early Saturday and left around 20 families homeless. The post Fire leaves 20 families homeless in Laguna appeared first on Inquirer News.

8 in 10 Korean men admit abuse of girlfriend—study

Still want to date an "oppa?" The post 8 in 10 Korean men admit abuse of girlfriend—study appeared first on Inquirer News.

Opposition solon slams House inaction over drug death issues

An opposition lawmaker on Saturday criticized the utter silence of the House of Representatives in connection with the spate of drug-related killings, including that of the death of Grade 11 student, over the past few days. The post Opposition solon slams House inaction over drug death issues ...

Search ops continue for missing soldiers, Black Hawk off Hawaii

Army officials have spent days sifting through chunks of Black Hawk helicopter debris in turbulent Pacific waters off Hawaii but have yet to see any signs of life in their search for five soldiers missing since the aircraft crashed during nighttime training on Tuesday. The post Search ops continue ...

DA: Bird flu situation 'under control'

The public should not panic over the bird flu outbreak because the situation in affected provinces is under control, the Department of Agriculture said on Saturday. The post DA: Bird flu situation 'under control' appeared first on Inquirer News.

Families torn apart after Spain's twin attacks

Missing in Barcelona," reads a Facebook message posted by Tony Cadman, asking users to share a picture of his seven-year-old grandson who disappeared after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish seaside city. The post Families torn apart after Spain's twin attacks appeared first on Inquirer News.

Escaped hostage tells of Omar Maute's fruit salad days

Terrorist leader Omar Maute is a big fan of fruit salad and would order his hostages in Marawi City to prepare a cup of it every day from canned fruits stolen from stores. The post Escaped hostage tells of Omar Maute's fruit salad days appeared first on Inquirer News.

Joma asks remaining leftists in Cabinet not to resign

Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison on Friday called on the remaining leftists in the Duterte administration not to step down from their posts despite the Commission on Appointments rejection of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo. The post Joma asks remaining leftists in ...

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff. The post Trump ousts Bannon, ...

New killing spree sparks outrage

A new wave of killings in the government's antidrug campaign that has left at least 80 people dead in Metro Manila and a nearby province this week has raised alarm and outrage from both critics and allies of President Duterte. The post New killing spree sparks outrage appeared first on Inquirer ...

Netizens feast on PCOO's 'fafda' tweet

The Philippines had its own #covfefe moment on Friday when the official Twitter account of the Presidential Communications Operations Office mistakenly posted the word fafda.'  The post Netizens feast on PCOO's 'fafda' tweet appeared first on Inquirer News.

Palace: No replacement yet for Taguiwalo

No replacement has been named so far for former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo after her rejection by the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday, according to presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella. The post Palace: No replacement yet for Taguiwalo appeared first on Inquirer News.

Bombing runs, artillery fire vs Maute continue

The military continued to pound on Friday the positions of the Maute group and its allies here, 88 days since fighting started on May 23. The post Bombing runs, artillery fire vs Maute continue appeared first on Inquirer News.

Namfrel urges poll chief to take leave

Another poll watchdog has urged the chief of the Commission on Elections to consider taking a leave of absence while he faces allegations of amassing unexplained wealth. The post Namfrel urges poll chief to take leave appeared first on Inquirer News.

De Lima seeks to junk case due to mistrial

The continuous verbal attacks of President Duterte against Sen. Leila de Lima will be added to the list of reasons why the trumped up' charges against her in a Muntinlupa City court should be dismissed, according to the lawmaker's legal counsel. The post De Lima seeks to junk case due to mistrial ...

Terror hits Spain; 14 dead

At least 14 were dead and more than 100 others were wounded as Spain came under a terror attack that targeted two sites highly popular among tourists and used weapons that didn't eject bullets or blast charges but were as deadly—motor vehicles. The post Terror hits Spain; 14 dead appeared first on ...

Another app transpo service defies LTFRB

A new app-based transport service continued to defy the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board's order for it to cease operations, pointing out that its model is not covered by the agency's definition of a transport network company . The post Another app transpo service defies LTFRB ...

MMDA: Blame erring bus firms, not us

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Friday said commuters inconvenienced by the closure of nine bus terminals on Edsa should not blame the agency but the erring bus companies. The post MMDA: Blame erring bus firms, not us appeared first on Inquirer News.

Jail term for ex-gov over fertilizer scam

The Sandiganbayan on Friday convicted former Sorsogon Gov. Raul Lee of graft and meted him with six- to 10-year prison terms for each of the four counts lodged against him in connection with the purchase of overpriced fertilizers in 2004. The post Jail term for ex-gov over fertilizer scam appeared ...

Armed 'SAF senior supt' nabbed in QC

A man was arrested on Friday in Quezon City for posing as an official of the Special Action Force , the commando unit of the Philippine National Police. The post Armed 'SAF senior supt' nabbed in QC appeared first on Inquirer News.

Regions Briefs: Pass 2017 budget, court orders Cagayan board

A regional trial court here has ordered the provincial board to pass the province's budget for 2017 without additional remuneration and without other business.' In a three-page resolution issued on Aug. 14, Judge Marivic Cacatian-Beltran of the Regional Trial Court Branch 3 granted the petition for ...

License needed to plant marijuana for medicine, says ex-solon

A former lawmaker, who first discussed the possibility of legalizing marijuana for its medicinal value in 2004, said weed farmers would need to be licensed and monitored if the government decides to go in this direction. The post License needed to plant marijuana for medicine, says ex-solon appeared ...

El Salvador, Guatemala lawmakers pass bans on child marriage 

El Salvador and Guatemala have joined a trend in clamping down on child marriage by passing legislation that would outlaw marriage with minors. The post El Salvador, Guatemala lawmakers pass bans on child marriage  appeared first on Inquirer News.

Barcelona van driver reportedly killed by police 

A police union official says he has been told that Moussa Oukabir, one of the main suspects in the Barcelona and Cambrils van attacks, was killed by officers in Cambrils early Friday. The post Barcelona van driver reportedly killed by police  appeared first on Inquirer News.

QC proposal sets speed limit based on road type

A draft ordinance in Quezon City seeks to impose speed limits depending on the type of road, following findings that the city has been recording the highest number of vehicular accidents in Metro Manila over the past six years. The post QC proposal sets speed limit based on road type appeared first ...

Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the US

Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend's deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The post ...

INQUIRER.net bags major awards at Spark Awards for Media Excellence 2017

SINGAPORE - INQUIRER.net's digital advertising and creatives unit, BrandRoom, and its pop culture channel InqPOP! bagged two major awards at the 2017 Spark Awards for Media Excellence. Held this year at the Intercontinental Hotel in Singapore, Spark Awards recognizes the efforts of media owners and ...

5 MILF men killed in clash with BIFF gunmen

Five members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front were killed and five others, including a civilian, were injured in a clash with gunmen belonging to the Islamic State-allied Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Datu Salibo, Maguindanao Friday dawn, the police said. The post 5 MILF men killed in ...

Patricia Bautista now under gov't protection

The Department of Justice has provided protection to Patricia Tish Bautista, the estranged wife of Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista. The post Patricia Bautista now under gov't protection appeared first on Inquirer News.

Boy killed after being mowed over by PNR train in Vito Cruz

A grade 10 student was killed after being mowed over by a Philippine National Railways train on Friday afternoon. A grade 10 student was killed after being mowed over by a Philippine National Railways train on Friday afternoon. The post Boy killed after being mowed over by PNR train in Vito Cruz ...

DA confirms bird flu cases in 2 N. Ecija towns

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol confirmed two cases of bird flu that hit the towns of Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija on Friday, killing a total of 307,000 birds. The post DA confirms bird flu cases in 2 N. Ecija towns appeared first on Inquirer News.

DSWD workers in Iloilo condemn Taguiwalo rejection

Employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Iloilo wore black as they held protest actions to condemn the rejection by legislators of the appointment of outgoing Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo. The post DSWD workers in Iloilo condemn Taguiwalo rejection appeared first ...

Hundreds of bottling plant workers evacuated due to ammonia gas leak

Hundreds of workers at the Femsa-Coca Cola bottling plant in Barangay Tetuan here were evacuated on Friday during an ammonia gas leak incident. The post Hundreds of bottling plant workers evacuated due to ammonia gas leak appeared first on Inquirer News.

Cops nab PDEA agent for 'extorting' money from drug suspects' kin

SAN PEDRO CITY—A member of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency was arrested by the police in Laguna province on Thursday night for allegedly extorting money in exchange for the release of two men held for illegal drugs, reports said on Friday. Erwin Magpantay, 36, an agent of PDEA in Calabarzon ...

Jinggoy wishes to proceed with plunder trial

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada has expressed his desire to push through with the trial for plunder for his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. The post Jinggoy wishes to proceed with plunder trial appeared first on Inquirer News.

Senators pan killing of high school student in Caloocan anti-drug ops

Senators are outraged over the police's killing of a 17-year-old student in Caloocan City who allegedly had drugs in his possession. The post Senators pan killing of high school student in Caloocan anti-drug ops appeared first on Inquirer News.

Revilla asks for court nod to return to dentist

Former senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has asked the Sandiganbayan's nod for him to undergo a dental check-up and restoration of cavities even as he is detained for plunder. The post Revilla asks for court nod to return to dentist appeared first on Inquirer News.

RAM members ask Duterte for amnesty, reinstatement of benefits

Members of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement has asked President Rodrigo Duterte for amnesty during their meeting in Malacañang on Wednesday. The post RAM members ask Duterte for amnesty, reinstatement of benefits appeared first on Inquirer News.

Bato: PNP not slowing down in war on drugs

The Philippine National Police won't go easy on its drug operations anytime soon, Dir. Gen. Ronald Bato' Dela Rosa said on Friday. The post Bato: PNP not slowing down in war on drugs appeared first on Inquirer News.

Heartbroken worker hangs self in Pangasinan

A 22-year-old construction worker hung himself on a mango tree in San Jacinto town in Pangasinan province on Thursday. The post Heartbroken worker hangs self in Pangasinan appeared first on Inquirer News.

Phivolcs raises alert level of Kanlaon volcano

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised the alert status of Kanlaon volcano to level 1 or from normal to abnormal,' according to the Office of Civil Defense in the provinces of Negros. The post Phivolcs raises alert level of Kanlaon volcano appeared first on Inquirer News.

Vindication: De Lima's birthday wish

Senator Leila de Lima has one wish as she is set to celebrate her birthday inside a detention cell for the first time. The post Vindication: De Lima's birthday wish appeared first on Inquirer News.

U.S. Navy awards contract for future Marine base in Guam

The U.S. Navy awarded a contract Friday for utility construction and site improvements for a future Marine Corps base situated strategically in Guam. The post U.S. Navy awards contract for future Marine base in Guam appeared first on Inquirer News.

Senators express alarm over high number of drug deaths

Senators on Friday raised concern over the significantly high number of deaths during the string of anti-drug operations conducted by members of the Philippine National Police in the last three days. The post Senators express alarm over high number of drug deaths appeared first on Inquirer News.

Starbucks chairman questions US' 'moral fiber'

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the "moral fiber" of the country in question. The post Starbucks chairman questions US' 'moral fiber' appeared first on Inquirer News.

Trump memoir ghostwriter predicts US leader will resign

The ghostwriter who penned Donald Trump's 1987 memoir "The Art of the Deal" thinks the US president will throw in the towel before the end of his term. The post Trump memoir ghostwriter predicts US leader will resign appeared first on Inquirer News.

Uber's offer to pay fines to LTFRB, drivers could reach up to P100M—Poe

A projected amount of at least P100 million in fines is what the Uber management will have to pay to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and its affected drivers, Senator Grace Poe said on Friday. The post Uber's offer to pay fines to LTFRB, drivers could reach up to P100M—Poe ...

13 dead in Barcelona van carnage, 'terrorists' killed in another incident

A van driver ploughed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona's most popular street in broad daylight on Thursday, killing 13 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. The post 13 dead in Barcelona van carnage, 'terrorists' killed in another incident appeared first on Inquirer ...

Faeldon offered to quit 3 times, says Duterte

President Duterte on Thursday revealed that former mutineer Nicanor Faeldon had written him thrice asking to be removed as head of the Bureau of Customs for failing to rid the bureau of corruption. The post Faeldon offered to quit 3 times, says Duterte appeared first on Inquirer News.