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Duterte to DOJ, BuCor: Don’t release Sanchez

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon to block the early release of rape-slay convict and former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez. “Pinaabot niya [Duterte] kila BuCor ...

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Karen Gillan wraps up ‘Milkshake’ experience

Karen Gillan —INSTAGRAM Scottish actress Karen Gillan hopes her “milkshake” will bring all the viewers to the yard—er, make that the cinemas. She recently finished work on an action flick with a bunch of female Hollywood stars, “Gunpowder Milkshake,” which ...

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Consensual condom use bill: Keep it on or face rape suit

MANILA, Philippines  – Condom removal during sexual intercourse after consensual agreement to use the protective device may be classified as sexual assault or rape once House Bill No. 3957 becomes law. The bill, filed by Ako Bicol Reps. Alfredo Garbin ...

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Glamping with French flair in the wilds of North America

by Clément SABOURIN Hidden under a lush green canopy of boreal forest in southeastern Canada are 80 fully-stocked tents featuring feather beds, silk sheets, electric lighting, mini-refrigerators and tableware. Under one of the tents, Celine Bossanne pulls two wine glasses ...

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‘Teachers buy chalk, cops get free bullets’

WRITING TOOL A teacher reaches for a chalk above the blackboard. —LYN RILLON MANILA, Philippines — “Why should teachers pay for chalk and bond paper out of their own pocket when police officers get bullets for free?” a Twitter user ...

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Cramps and all, Rondina shows heart in leading Petron to 3rd place

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—After missing its first finals in seven conferences, Petron knew it had to go for the next best thing. The Blaze Spikers did just that in bagging the bronze medal in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino ...

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DOJ will be ‘glad’ if Congress, SC can clarify GCTA issue

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra (File photo by MARIANNE BERMUDEZ / Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday said his office would be “glad” to resolve the issues and confusion surrounding the law on good conduct ...

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Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

A view of the Grace 1 supertanker is seen through the sea fog, in the British territory of Gibraltar, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off Gibraltar. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno) DUBAI, United Arab ...

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VP: Sanchez case shows death penalty shouldn’t be reinstated

Murder and rape convict Antonio Sanchez shows his prison cell in this February 1999 photo. (File photo from the Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — The possible early release of convicted murderer and rapist Antonio Sanchez is a proof that ...

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Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump ‘order’ on trade

BIARRITZ, France – President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade ...

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