Sultan Kudarat. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO COTABATO CITY – Joint police and military forces in Lebak and nearby towns of Sultan Kudarat province have launched a manhunt against two men who shot dead a village official on Thursday night. Lt. Colonel Julius Malcontento, Lebak municipal police chief, said soldiers from the Army’s 603rd Infantry Brigade are helping the local police in locating one of two gunmen who killed Rogelio Talagtag, 53, village chief of Barangay Basak. Talagtag was standing in front of his family-owned variety store in Purok Beverly Hills when two men riding on a motorbike arrived at about 5:10 p.m. “One of them alighted and shot the unsuspecting village official from behind, hitting him in the head and body. He died instantly,” Malcontento said, citing a police report. The attacker boarded the motorbike again and fled to an unknown direction. Malcontento said responding police personnel found eight empty shells and a slug for a caliber .45 pistol at the … [Read more...] about Police hunt down killers of Sultan Kudarat village exec
Travel expert Simon Calder gives advice amid border force strikes SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Border Force staff are due to go on strike around Christmas over a pay dispute. Simon shared his advice with BBC Breakfast. Related articles The UK’s favourite national park isn’t the Lake District Experience the Moroccan art of living at Atlas Widan Simon said: “The PCS Union, members of Border Force at six UK airports are going on strike. “They are Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow. The biggest three in the UK. “If you’re flying from anywhere else, then do not worry, you will be unaffected. Here’s the scenario everyone is worried about. “So the first wave of … [Read more...] about ‘Everyone is worried’ Simon Calder shares advice for upcoming Border Force strikes
Dartmoor National Park is the best place to spot wildlife (Image: Getty) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info A new study by the RSPCA and thortful looked for the most popular destinations in the UK to spot wildlife. They also looked at TikTok views to find the best place. Related articles Flight attendant warns tourists to ‘board last’ One of Spain’s most beautiful villages is in Tenerife Top winter wildlife hotspots Dartmoor National Park, Devon Teifi Marshes, Wales Folly Farm, Avon Dawlish Inner Warren, Devon Glenarm Nature Reserve, Northern Ireland Studland Bay, Dorset Falls of Clyde, Scotland Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, North Yorkshire … [Read more...] about ‘Breathtaking’ National Park is the best destination in the UK to see wildlife in winter
Meghan loved the chic Marais neighbourhood (Image: Getty) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info One of the Duchess’s favourite European cities was Paris . She shared her favourite “hidden gems” on her blog. Meghan wrote: “Oh, how I love the city of lights. Yes, it has been romanticised in our minds from cinematic shots of the Eiffel Tower to long walks on the River Seine - from Before Sunrise to Amelie to Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless. Related articles ‘Unspoilt’ Spanish city is sunniest winter destination - full list Passengers urged to leave 'heels' at home if they want to avoid fine “The food, the accent, the je ne sais quoi of the women with their inherent chicness - I sigh un petit peu just typing this.” … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s ‘budget’ hotel in Paris is ‘cute, clean but basic’
The Canary Islands are home to several cheap holiday destinations (Image: Getty) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Forbes Advisor found the ultimate winter sun hotspots for Britons. The team looked at the average cost of flights and hotels as well as the average temperature in winter. Related articles ‘Unspoilt’ Spanish city is sunniest winter destination - full list Passengers urged to leave 'heels' at home if they want to avoid fine Ultimate winter sun hotspots ( Forbes Advisor ) Cancun, Mexico Gran Canaria, Spain Bangkok, Thailand Bali, Indonesia Veracruz, Mexico Krabi, Thailand Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Lanzarote, Spain Hat Yai, Thailand Fuerteventura, Spain READ MORE: The UK’s … [Read more...] about Spain’s Canary Islands are the ‘ultimate’ winter sun destination
BRUNO Tonioli has fast become a housegold name thanks to shows like Strictly Come Dancing, and now Britain's Got Talent. But when he's not busy taking over the world of dance, he enjoys a life of luxury with partner Jason Schanne. Who is Jason Schanne? Unlike Britain's Got Talent star Bruno Toniolo , Jason Schanne has led his life out of the spotlight. We do know that he is a model by profession. It is reported that he was born on August 5, 1986, and lived in Michigan , US. Meanwhile, Bruno is 31 years his senior, having been born on November 25, 1955, in northeast Italy . Read more on Bruno Tpniolo bruno's buzzing Britain's Got Talent's Bruno Tonioli breaks silence on judging role buzz off Bruno Tonioli makes Britain's Got Talent history on first day of new role At the age of 18, the judge left Rome to perform with Parisian dance company La Grande Eugene, before moving to London two years … [Read more...] about Who is Bruno Tonioli’s partner Jason Schanne?
SHE’S known as ‘Britain’s most hated woman’ but it seems that Carla Bellucci is winning the popularity contest amongst her teen daughter and her mates. While most 18-year-olds might expect a glass of bubbly on their birthday, Carla Bellucci’s daughter Tanisha, 17, will be marking the milestone with bottles of pricey Dom Perignon. Not only that but the £200 fizz will be served to the teen and her friends by half-naked strippers at the £10,000 birthday bash, much to the horror of local mums. But rather than being a prude when it comes to her daughter, Carla is happy to encourage her daughter’s curiosity and is even helping her to set up her own Only Fans account. Here Carla, who lives with her fiance Gio and her three youngest children, Tanisha, 17, Jayden, 15, and 12-month-old Blue, near Hitchin, Herts, reveals why she’s going all out for her daughter’s 18th no matter what other mums think… PACKING away the Christmas decorations my mind is already on the next big … [Read more...] about I’m mum-shamed for hiring strippers for my teen daughter’s £10k birthday party – I don’t care about those judgy women
Bicol Region. INQUIRER FILES LEGAZPI CITY — Some local governments in the Bicol region suspended classes on Friday, Jan. 27, due to rains brought by the northeast monsoon and the shear line. In Virac town in Catanduanes province, Mayor Samuel Laynes suspended classes at the pre-school and elementary levels in public and private schools. In Sorsogon City, Mayor Ester Hamor also ordered class suspension in elementary and high school in public and private schools. In Bato town in Camarines Sur, the spillway connecting San Vicente and Bacolod villages was temporarily closed due to flooding. Bato disaster officials said all motorists were discouraged from crossing the flooded area. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in an advisory that Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, and Albay experienced moderate to heavy rains. Pagasa said disaster officials were advised to monitor the weather. INQ RELATED STORIES Heavy … [Read more...] about Bicol towns suspend classes due to bad weather
This picture taken on Jan. 6, 2023, shows members of the all-female hijab-clad Nasida Ria band performing on stage in front of an audience at a festival in Jakarta. Initially a Koran group, all-female band Nasida Ria is riding the wave of Indonesia’s playful music scene with humorous Islamic pop songs about unconventional themes, like economic tensions and nuclear bombs. AGNES ANYA / AFP JAKARTA, Indonesia—At a packed festival in central Jakarta, hijab-clad sexagenarian singer Rien Djamain bursts into an upbeat track about nuclear destruction to a crowd of thousands, mostly young Indonesians. Behind the frontwoman of the all-female Nasida Ria band are her fellow musicians, dressed in silver and black sequined dresses, backing up her velvety vocals with bongos, violins, mandolins, bamboo flutes and tambourines. “O cursed creator of the nuclear bomb, why do you invite the day of judgment?” she sang on the track “Bom Nuklir.” Young concertgoers swung from side to side during the … [Read more...] about Hijab-clad ‘indie mothers’ embraced by young Indonesian music fans
The 2024 governor’s race in North Carolina just got underway. You care. Not because this state is the nation’s ninth most populous, though that’s reason enough. But because what happens here is a referendum on how low Republicans will sink and how far they can nonetheless get. Attorney General Josh Stein of North Carolina announced his candidacy last week. At present he’s the likeliest Democratic nominee. He’s a mostly conventional choice, with a long résumé of public service and unremarkable politics. I say “mostly” because he’s in one way a trailblazer. He’d be the state’s first Jewish governor. The likeliest Republican nominee, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, is also a trailblazer. He’d be the state’s first Black governor. But that’s the beginning, middle and end of anything forward-looking and progress-minded about him, and he’s extremism incarnate: gun-loving, gay-hating and primed for conspiracy theories, with a garnish of antisemitism to round out the plate. Robinson … [Read more...] about Anti-Gay? Anti-Science? Antisemitic? Run for Governor of North Carolina!