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Emmys, live and virtual: ‘What could possibly go wrong?’

Associated Press 09/18/2020

LOS ANGELES  — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pajamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet connection to bring Sunday’s ceremony…

PH to conduct study on antigen test for border screening

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 09/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct a study in a selected city to ascertain whether or not antigen tests can be used for border screening for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Health  Undersecretary…

DFA: 127 seafarers stranded in ships abroad await repatriation

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some 127 Filipino seafarers stranded in ships abroad are still awaiting repatriation, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier directed the DFA to assist Filipino seafarers who are stranded in…

US charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

Associated Press 09/17/2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in a wide-ranging hacking effort that encompassed targets from videogames to pro-democracy activists. Federal prosecutors said the Chinese…

P1B lost to overpriced PPE deals? File charges, Palace tells Hontiveros

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 09/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday called on Senator Risa Hontiveros to file appropriate charges if she has enough evidence to show that the government purchased five million imported personal protective equipment (PPEs) sets from the months…

Duterte likely to extend state of calamity over PH — Palace

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will likely extend the state of calamity placed over the Philippines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this is because there is still no…

Pemberton to undergo court martial proceedings in US–Palace

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — American authorities have promised that US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton will continue to face court martial proceedings in the US, Malacañang said Monday. “Meron pong pinangako ang mga authorities ng Amerika kasama po yung…

Bayanihan 2 provides ‘three-gives’ payment scheme on utility bills — Tolentino

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 09/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 will also provide the public a 30-day grace period and a “three-gives” payment scheme for paying utility bills and leases during strict lockdowns imposed…

Drilon questions procurement of ‘overpriced’ medical supplies

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday flagged the government’s procurement of medical supplies, which he said were allegedly overpriced by P415.2 million. During the Senate deliberations on the proposed budget of the Department…

Pemberton deported, flies back to US after presidential pardon

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 09/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — After six years of detention at Camp Aguinaldo, convicted killer US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton is now deported. Pemberton left the country on Sunday morning, Bureau of Immigration spokesperson Dana Sandoval said.…

Vatican urges return to in-person Mass as soon as possible

Associated Press 09/13/2020

VATICAN CITY  — The Vatican said Saturday it was “necessary and urgent” to return to in-person Masses as soon as anti-coronavirus measures permit. The head of the Vatican’s liturgy office, Cardinal Robert Sarah, said in a letter…

DOTr eases distancing rule in public transport

Jovic Yee, Mariejo S. Ramos - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Four days after the government announced that it would prohibit home confinement for mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Friday said it would start easing restrictions in public transportation…

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