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US allies divided over Trump's threat against North Korea

Japan urged international unity Wednesday in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" the rogue nation if it attacked. The post US allies divided over Trump's threat against North ...

Ombudsman approves Speaker's graft complaint vs. Floirendo

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has found probable cause to charge Davao Del Norte Rep. Antonio "Tonyboy" Floirendo Jr. for graft for alleged pecuniary interest in a joint venture agreement between the government and his family's banana firm Tagum Agricultural Development Co. . The post Ombudsman ...

Clouds, isolated rain on National Day of Protest

Metro Manila and most parts of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain and thunderstorms on Thursday, the National Day of Protest. The post Clouds, isolated rain on National Day of Protest appeared first on Inquirer News.

Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cop shoots deaf man

Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn't hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. The post Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cop shoots deaf man appeared first on Inquirer ...

Marawi fighting almost over, says Duterte

The end is near for the conflict in Marawi, but don't expect a celebration from the government when the smoke clears. The post Marawi fighting almost over, says Duterte appeared first on Inquirer News.

Troops push forward vs Marawi terrorists

Under cover of unrelenting howitzer and mortar fire, soldiers braved heavy rains here on Wednesday to inch forward in areas still under the control of the remaining Maute terrorists and their allies. The post Troops push forward vs Marawi terrorists appeared first on Inquirer News.

House rejects flawed Bautista impeachment case

The House justice committee on Wednesday junked the impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections Chair Andres Bautista as a result of a fatal' technical defect in the document. The post House rejects flawed Bautista impeachment case appeared first on Inquirer News.

Fake news? Don't look at us — Andanar

There is no fake news being disseminated by the Presidential Communications Operations Office , its Secretary Martin Andanar assured senators on Wednesday during a hearing of its P1.321-billion budget for 2018.  The post Fake news? Don't look at us — Andanar appeared first on Inquirer News.

Powerful 6.4 quake off Vanuatu, no damage reported

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu Thursday but there was no tsunami warning or any immediate reports of damage, officials said. The post Powerful 6.4 quake off Vanuatu, no damage reported appeared first on Inquirer News.

Senate resets barangay polls

The Senate approved on Wednesday the bill moving the barangay and the Sangguniang Kabataan elections from October this year to May 2018. The post Senate resets barangay polls appeared first on Inquirer News.

Troublemaker at MPD nabbed

The Manila Police District arrested a man who caused a commotion at the MPD headqarters early Wednesday morning when he took a video of the Uber driver who was booked by Horacio Castillo III shortly before the law student died in a fraternity hazing. The post Troublemaker at MPD nabbed appeared ...

Caloocan draws elite police volunteers

Some members of the elite Special Action Force and Davao police officers have expressed interest in being assigned to Caloocan City whose police force was relieved en masse last week. The post Caloocan draws elite police volunteers appeared first on Inquirer News.

She better quit to avoid humiliation

First, it was Environment Secretary Gina Lopez who was unjustly turned down by the bicameral Commission on Appointments because some of its members have interests in the mining industry. The post She better quit to avoid humiliation appeared first on Inquirer News.

Did You Know: Fewer diarrhea cases reported in NCR

Of the 9,983 cases of acute bloody diarrhea reported nationwide from January to Aug. 5 this year, only 81 were from the National Capital Region. The post Did You Know: Fewer diarrhea cases reported in NCR appeared first on Inquirer News.

'I wake up praying for dead people'

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said night prayers have become his ritual since October last year when the Duterte administration's war on illegal drugs claimed more lives in the cities of Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas, all part of the Diocese of Caloocan that he heads. The post 'I wake up praying for ...

End EJKs: 2 Mindanao dioceses join bell ringing

Church bells here and in Cagayan de Oro City will ring starting 8 p.m. Friday to call for a stop to extrajudicial killings in the country, an end to the crisis in Marawi City and the lifting of martial law in Mindanao. The post End EJKs: 2 Mindanao dioceses join bell ringing appeared first on ...

Molasses spill blamed for fish kill

The government of Apalit town in Pampanga province has suspended the business permit of an alcohol fermentation plant operating there, following fish kill reports along the stretch of Pampanga River in the towns of Macabebe and Masantol. The post Molasses spill blamed for fish kill appeared first on ...

No 'warrantless search,' just bar brawl, Laguna cops say

Police here belied a report circulating online that police officers supposedly conducted a warrantless search against students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños in relation to the government's crackdown on illegal drugs. The post No 'warrantless search,' just bar brawl, Laguna cops say ...

Isabela town engineer shot dead

The municipal engineer of Jones town in Isabela province was shot and killed on Tuesday by one of two men on a motorcycle as he was about to board his car here, police said. The post Isabela town engineer shot dead appeared first on Inquirer News.

Hurricane 'Maria' tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, unleashed heavy flooding and brought down cell towers and power lines Wednesday in an onslaught that could deepen the island's financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its ...

Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake deaths reach 225

Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. The post Mexicans dig through ...

Nations start signing nuke ban treaty opposed by big powers

Nations on Wednesday began signing the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact backed by over 100 countries but spurned by those with nuclear arms. The post Nations start signing nuke ban treaty opposed by big powers appeared first on Inquirer News.

Taxi driver in Carl Arnaiz slay case submits self to NBI

The taxi driver who the Caloocan police said was robbed by slain former University of the Philippines student Carl Angelo Arnaiz submitted himself to the National Bureau of Investigation  Wednesday. The post Taxi driver in Carl Arnaiz slay case submits self to NBI appeared first on Inquirer News.

SC orders BIR to refund P3.81-B VAT it collected from Psalm

The Supreme Court has ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue to refund P3.81 billion in tax paid by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. . The post SC orders BIR to refund P3.81-B VAT it collected from Psalm appeared first on Inquirer News.

NAPC produces docu-drama on life of Manobo chieftain Bib Bibyaon

The life story of Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, the only female chieftain in the history of the Manobo tribe, will be the focus of a docu-drama produced by the National Anti-Poverty Commission. The film, to be directed by award-winning director Cenon Palomares, will feature Maria Isabel Lopez as the ...

Busan Rail sues Chavez over unpaid bills, termination threats

Busan Universal Rail Inc. , the maintenance provider of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, has sued Department of Transportation Undersecretary for Railways Cesar Chavez before the Office of the Ombudsman over P176.14 million in unpaid billings. The post Busan Rail sues Chavez over unpaid bills, ...

Duterte orders cops: Kill my son if he's involved in illegal drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he had ordered the police to kill his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, if they should catch him being involved in the illegal drug trade. The post Duterte orders cops: Kill my son if he's involved in illegal drugs appeared first on Inquirer News.

Imelda seeks graft acquittal, says Swiss foundations are not illegal

Former First Lady Imelda Marcos has sought her acquittal for graft on the grounds that her then-unconstitutional transactions with foundations in Switzerland are no longer so under the 1987 Constitution.  The post Imelda seeks graft acquittal, says Swiss foundations are not illegal appeared first ...

House restores CHR, ERC, NCIP budgets

The House of Representatives has restored the budgets of the agencies Commission on Human Rights , Energy Regulatory Commission and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples , which were earlier defunded with a P1,000 budget. The post House restores CHR, ERC, NCIP budgets appeared first on ...

Duterte 'not interested' in appointing barangay officials

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he was not interested' in appointing barangay officials even if Congress would approve the postponement of the barangay elections this year. The post Duterte 'not interested' in appointing barangay officials appeared first on Inquirer News.

AFP chief: No new armed group formed in Marawi City

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Año denied reports that a new armed group in Marawi City has been formed. The post AFP chief: No new armed group formed in Marawi City appeared first on Inquirer News.

Soldiers kill 9 NPA rebels in Nueva Ecija clash

Nine members of the New People's Army, including top leader Ka Razul, were killed in an encounter with the military in Nueva Ecija early Wednesday. The post Soldiers kill 9 NPA rebels in Nueva Ecija clash appeared first on Inquirer News.

Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake deaths reach 217

Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. The post Mexicans dig through ...

Senate OKs postponement of barangay, SK polls on final reading

After being certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the postponement of the barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections to May 2018. The post Senate OKs postponement of barangay, SK polls on final reading appeared first on ...

Solon files resolution seeking probe into fatal hazing of law student

Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo filed a resolution calling for an investigation into the death of 22-year old Horacio Tomas Atio' Castillo III, the University of Santo Tomas student who was apparently a victim of hazing by the Aegis Juris fraternity. The post Solon files resolution seeking probe ...

PNP chief wants to develop 'kuyog' culture amid controversies

Philippine National Police chief Dir. Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa said he wants to develop the culture of kuyog' in the police force to get rid of the bad eggs in it. The post PNP chief wants to develop 'kuyog' culture amid controversies appeared first on Inquirer News.

Rescuers wriggle into collapsed school after Mexico quake

The three-story school structure had pancaked into a pile of concrete slabs. The bodies of 21 children and four adults had been pulled out. But still sounds came from the collapsed structure early Wednesday – nobody knew if they were survivors pounding for help, or simply the noises of shifting ...

House OKs LGBT anti-discrimination bill on final reading

The bill seeking to penalize those who will be found practicing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity was passed on third and final reading during a session at the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The post House OKs LGBT anti-discrimination bill on final reading ...

'Cowards,' Pacquiao tags frat members in fatal hazing of law student

Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday called the members of Aegis Juris fraternity cowards' suspected of being behind the fatal hazing of University of Santo Tomas freshman law student Horacio Atio' Castillo III. The post 'Cowards,' Pacquiao tags frat members in fatal hazing of law student appeared first ...

Laguna activists light up candles ahead of Luneta rally

A group of activists in Southern Tagalog are set to light up candles in front of the image of Inay Maria of Magnificat, the patroness of the poor, on the eve of a big rally at the Luneta to demand justice for the victims of extra-judicial killings. The post Laguna activists light up candles ahead of ...

DOJ issues lookout order vs Aegis Juris members

Members of Aegis Juris Fraternity believed to be involved in the death of University of Santo Tomas law student Horacio Tomas Castillo III have been placed under the Bureau of Immigration's Lookout Bulletin Order upon the order of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. In a three-page order issued ...

Youth protesters wear wigs; call on Aguirre to step down

Wearing different colorful wigs, youth leaders trooped to the Department of Justice on Wednesday and called for the resignation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. The post Youth protesters wear wigs; call on Aguirre to step down appeared first on Inquirer News.

Alvarez admits going through 'painful' initiation rites, too

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admitted on Wednesday that he had experienced “painful” initiation rites when he joined the fraternity at the Ateneo de Manila University. During the weekly Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum, the Davao del Norte congressman also admitted that he eventually ...

Town engineer shot dead in Isabela

SANTIAGO CITY – The municipal engineer of Jones town was shot dead as he was about to board his car on Tuesday afternoon. Santiago Police Station 1 chief Senior Insp. Jose Cabaddu identified the fatality as Engr. Johnny Lazaro, who had just left a cockfight arena when he was shot in the eye by one ...

House junks Bautista impeach rap for insufficient form

The House of Representatives dismissed for insufficiency in form the impeachment complaint lodged against Commission on Elections chairperson Andres "Andy" Bautista. The post House junks Bautista impeach rap for insufficient form appeared first on Inquirer News.

Legarda questions PNP for unspent P100-M budget for command center

Sen. Loren Legarda questioned the Philippine National Police for asking additional P14-billion funding for its new command center while it still had millions of funds remaining to be spent this year for the same purpose. The post Legarda questions PNP for unspent P100-M budget for command center ...

'Notorious' drug pusher gunned down by ex-associates in Lucena

A suspected drug pusher was shot dead inside his house here shortly before Tuesday midnight by his alleged former associates in the illegal drug trade, police said Wednesday. The post 'Notorious' drug pusher gunned down by ex-associates in Lucena appeared first on Inquirer News.

House panel junks bid to correct errors in Bautista impeach rap

The House of Representatives justice committee on Wednesday rejected the motion to admit a substitute impeachment complaint that seeks to correct the verification errors of the first one filed against Commission on Elections chairperson Andres Bautista. The post House panel junks bid to correct ...

Abella says Duterte has own game plan in exposing 'made-up' bank account of Trillanes

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Wednesday said that President Rodrigo Duterte has his own logic' and game plan' when he admitted Tuesday night he invented the Singapore bank account he claimed was owned by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
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Major Australia terror attack 'inevitable', top cop says

A major attack in Australia is "inevitable", one of the nation's top counter-terrorism police officers said Wednesday, warning that "anything can happen at any time'. The post Major Australia terror attack 'inevitable', top cop says appeared first on Inquirer News.