INQToday: Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Calaca town in Batangas; Justin Brownlee fails doping test | Inquirer News

INQToday: Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Calaca town in Batangas; Justin Brownlee fails doping test

/ 12:12 PM October 13, 2023

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Calaca town in Batangas

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck Calaca town in Batangas province on Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivocls) said.


In an initial bulletin, the agency reported that the temblor hit at 8:24 a.m. as its epicenter was traced five kilometers southwest of Calaca.


Palace releases list of regular, special non-working holidays for 2024

Malacañang released on Friday the list of regular and non-working holidays for 2024.

Makabayan eyes raps vs Ex-President Duterte over death threats

Former President Rodrigo Duterte may be facing his first criminal complaint in the country after leaving Malacañang as Makabayan lawmakers are likely to file charges for his alleged death threat against ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro.

Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas on Thursday condemned the recent remarks by the former chief executive and reminded him that he no longer enjoys immunity from lawsuits.

Justin Brownlee fails doping test after Gilas’ Asian Games gold win

Justin Brownlee, who starred in Gilas Pilipinas’ unlikely run to its first Asian Games basketball gold since 1962, has failed a doping test, officials said Thursday.

Brownlee, a naturalized player for the Philippines,  tested positive for the banned Carboxy-THC, the International Testing Agency (ITA) said. Carboxy-THC is linked to cannabis use.

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