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Healthway ATC now offers an Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) medical exam with registered doctor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-17
In landing a job in the offshore oil and gas industry in the United Kingdom, or OGUK, one will need to undergo a very thorough and rigid medical exam. The OGUK offshore medical is an assessment of the medical fitness of someone to work offshore and is to be carried out only by an OGUK accredited doctor in an OGUK registered Clinic. OGUK is ...

S. Korea ice fishing festival closes after overcoming warm weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-17
The 2020 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival kicked off on Jan. 27 after being postponed twice due to unseasonably warm weather and came to a close at 6:30 p.m. Sunday with a closing ceremony and a ...

Govt limits working hours of AV industry employees
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-17
He said the JMC also requires AV companies to inform the DOLE regional offices if they will conduct shoots outside of their principal place of business. In this way, Benavidez said, the DOLE will be able to keep track of their location shoots, which are still considered as workplace. He said the other provisions contained in the new JMC such as ...

Did the Philippine Collegian go overboard with its latest Duterte-mocking lampoon issue?
InterAksyon - 2020-02-17
Lampoon issues are a tradition to the Philippine Collegian, Reddit users pointed out, with more scathing graphics against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III. Screenshot by Interaksyon Some even mentioned spoof issues of other student papers such as the University of Santo Tomas and the De La Salle University. According to Merriam ...

Luxury hotels, condos raided by police as POGO sex dens
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 17) -- Several luxury hotels in Pasay City were among locations raided by the National Bureau of Investigation for suspected prostitution activities involving offshore gaming workers, mostly Chinese nationals. NBI Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division chief Joel Tuvera revealed on Monday that ...

DDB: No more use for medical marijuana bill with cannabidiol approval
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 16) - The recent approval of a cannabis product for compassionate use does not necessarily increase the chances of the government's legalization of medical marijuana, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) clarified Monday. "On the contrary, this will just show na hindi na kailangan 'yong bill na 'yan kasi ...

DDB: No more use for medical marijuana bill with cannabidiol approval
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 16) - The recent approval of a cannabis product for compassionate use does not necessarily increase the chances of the government's legalization of medical marijuana, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) clarified Monday. "On the contrary, this will just show na hindi na kailangan 'yong bill na 'yan kasi ...

Globe Telecom partners with Ilocos Norte for free public Wi-Fi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-17
Globe Telecom partnered with the provincial government of Ilocos Norte to boost the digital transformation of the province, also known as the "Northern Gateway of the Philippines." Last February 11, Globe executives and Ilocos Norte government officials, Mr. Ernest Cu, President & CEO of Globe Telecom and Ilocos Norte Governor Hon.

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Duterte appoints ex-PhilHealth chief as DOH assistant secretary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-17
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) acting president Roy Ferrer as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH). Ferrer was among those appointed this month along with several others, according to a list of presidential appointees released Monday.

SBMA lifts travel restrictions on Taiwanese businessmen, cargo vessels
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-17
She added that the travel restrictions on Taiwan which was affirmed by the SBMA only last Tuesday "will now be rescinded pursuant to this new directive." Sources at the SBMA Business and Investment Department said some Taiwanese businessmen in Subic had asked for assistance to reenter the Philippines after being caught in Taiwan when the ...

More firms to join EGov Pay facility
BusinessWorld - 2020-02-17
Meanwhile, also within the year, Philippine Savings Bank will join participating banks that are already onboard the EGov Pay Facility like Land Bank of the Philippines, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., Robinsons Bank Corp. and UnionBank of the Philippines, Inc. In its pilot launch last year, agencies such as the Bureau of Internal Revenue ...

Pagasa Monday forecast: Cloudy skies, intermittent light rains nationwide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
Pagasa, in its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, said the Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley will experience cloudy skies with light rains. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will ...

Alliance Global aims for carbon neutrality, more jobs by 2030
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
Giving greater attention to the needs of the planet and the people aside from profit goals, tycoon Andrew Tan-led conglomerate Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI) has committed to be "carbon-neutral" and to create five million jobs by 2030. In a press statement, AGI said this declaration was part of its contribution to the United Nations ...

PH to review ban on travel to HK
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines will review by the end of February its ban on all travel to and from Hong Kong, which it imposed on Feb. 2 after a Chinese national died in a Manila hospital, the first overseas death from a new coronavirus epidemic sweeping China and fast spreading to other countries.Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr ...

GOCC dividend collections hit record P69 billion in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
Dividends collected by the national government from state-run corporations hit a record P69 billion in 2019, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. DOF data showed remittances from government-owned and/or controlled corporations (GOCCs) jumped from P40.2 billion in 2018, P30.5 billion in 2017, and P27.7 billion in 2016. Under Republic Act No ...

Cyberrisks, natural disasters keep PH CEOs up at night
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
Business interruption, natural catastrophes and cyber incidents. These are top three risks to businesses in the Philippines cited by local organizations, according the Allianz Risk Barometer: Identifying the Major Business Risks for 2020 report published by global corporate insurance carrier Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

GrabBike prepares to deploy 15,000 riders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
Grab Philippines wants to have 15,000 bike riders on the road under its motorcycle-taxi service, a move which will expand the reach of the ride hailing giant in congested urban cities. Grab Philippines is already preparing to revive GrabBike, a service the government had stopped nearly four years ago since there were no guidelines then.

Last of Korean trash to be shipped back
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday shipped back to South Korea all the waste it illegally sent to the Philippines in 2018. According to Port of Cagayan de Oro district collector John Simon, the third batch of the shipment was sent back on Sunday, while the last and remaining batch will be shipped on Feb. 23, bringing the total reexported ...

Comelec OKs test run of mobile voting app
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has identified the countries where the test run of the overseas mobile voting application will be conducted. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said the Comelec en banc had already approved the test run of the mobile voting app for possible use in the May 2022 polls. Guanzon, the ...

NTC ordered to issue CPC to Newsnet
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-16
THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has been instructed by the Anti-Red Tape Authority (Arta) to immediately issue a certificate of public convenience (CPC) for the use of certain ...

Terrorist Android Malware Exposed: Here Are The Hamas Apps That Hacked Israeli Soldiers
Forbes - 2020-02-16
Several hundred Israeli soldiers have had their mobile phones infected with malware sent by Hamas cyber terrorists. The "honey trap" operation used fake profiles of attractive women to entice soldiers into chatting over messaging platforms and ultimately downloading malicious malware. As detailed below, that malware was designed to return ...

Improved Sangley airport inaugurated
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was given a preview of a potential solution to the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Manila as the Cavite provincial government unveiled plans for Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) on Saturday. Duterte inaugurated for commercial use the existing Sangley ...

Until divorce do we part
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-16
The Absolute Divorce Bill was first filed in 2005 under the 13th Congress and subsequently refiled in the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Congress, and again refiled in this 18th Congress. The current House Committee on Population and Family Relations approved a bill instituting absolute divorce and dissolution of marriage in the Philippines ...

Barbers: Shut down tax-evading Pogos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
Tax-evading Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) should be "shut down and sent home," according to the chair of the House dangerous drugs panel. Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Sunday urged the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to crack down on "tax-cheat" Pogos ...

12 outskirtS communities eyed as agricultural villages
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines -- The city council recognized farming in 12 outskirts communities here in preparation for their declaration as agriculture villages, including an Ibaloy-Kankanaey settlement tending gardens within the Camp John forest reserve. The council initiative allowed the city to access grants and subsidies for food ...

More singles in PH, latest census shows
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of single Filipinos rose between 2010 and 2015, even as the proportion of married people shrank during the same period, the population census showed. Of the total population -- 10 years old and above in 2015 -- around 34.8 million Filipinos were never married, some 3.5 million higher compared to 31.3 million ...

Datadog Leads The Pack In Observability For Cloud Environments
Forbes - 2020-02-16
Datadog went public in September 2019 at $27 a share, with an opening trade of $40.35. Last week, ... [+] the stock hit a new post-IPO high of $50.12. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Last Thursday, Datadog (DDOG) delivered especially strong Q4 results, providing solid proof that organizations of ...

BSP to roll out person- to-merchant QR transactions in Q4
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is rolling out the person-to-merchant (P2M) transactions via the national QR (quick response) code standard in the fourth quarter of the year as it ramps up efforts to make the economy lite instead of cash heavy. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said the regulator is working with the ...

Philippines to strengthen ties with Belgium
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
and business ventures for the collaboration on SPIS. Dar ordered the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE) director Ariodear Rico to oversee the technical aspect of the project. He also directed the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) to participate in the project. "We have set new paradigms to elevate Philippine ...

PHAP to ensure stable supply of medicine
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Pharmaceutical companies yesterday vowed to ensure a stable supply of essential medicines to the public and work with government in making available innovations and technologies to detect, prevent and treat COVID-19. Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) executive director Teodoro Padilla ...

Mass production, issuance of national ID set for July
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The mass production and issuance of the national ID is set to kick off in July as part of the promotion of financial inclusion by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said the central bank is coordinating with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for the procurement of service ...

Coconut centers to be put up nationwide
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is putting up coconut centers in 67 provinces to provide assistance to growers, the Department of Agriculture said. The DA has signed an inter-agency memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the establishment of an agribusiness one-stop-shop called "Malasakit sa Magniniyog: Coco Center." The agreement was ...

Microsoft could add new 'Spaces' organizational tool to Outlook
ZDNet - 2020-02-16
Microsoft is working on a new organizational feature that could debut first as part of Outlook. That feature, currently known as "Outlook Spaces," allows users to pull together their calendar appointments, to-do lists, emails, Sticky Notes, files and documents and other information into a single unified project area. A video showing off Outlook ...

Climate Change News: Bumble Bees Are Crucial To The Environment, Species On The Decline Due To Warmer Temperatures
International Business Times - 2020-02-16
Bumble bees are a vital pollinator of wildflowers and crops, and could go extinct due to global warming A study from the University of Ottawa shows that between 1975 and 2000, bumble survival rates in North America fell by about 46% on average, and 17% in Europe Other species harmed by climate change include polar bears and sea turtles Bumble ...

BOC reships last batch of South Korea garbage
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will finally complete the reshipping of the 6,500 metric tons of garbage that arrived in the country from South Korea almost two years ago. The BOC was set to reship the remaining 100 containers of garbage yesterday and on Feb. 23, according to John Simon, BOC-Cagayan de Oro district collector.

Marikina police precincts to get patrol cars
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Nine police precincts in Marikina City will receive brand new patrol cars from the local government in a bid to increase police visibility. "Our support for the police is not only physical or in material terms, but more importantly we treat them as brothers and sisters," Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said in a statement ...

Drug suspect nabbed in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A 37-year-old man was arrested for alleged possession of shabu worth P170,000 in Quezon City over the weekend. Michael Dejayco was nabbed in a drug sting along EDSA in Barangay E. Rodriguez. Dejayco allegedly yielded some 25 grams of shabu and the marked money. At least 19 other drug suspects were apprehended by police ...

2 more Benguet towns closed to tourists over COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- Two more towns in Benguet were closed to tourists amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus disease or COVID-19. The orders to lock down issued by the local governments of Bakun and Kapangan brought to nine the total number of municipalities in the Cordilleras that have been closed to tourists since last week.

Alliance Global to be carbon neutral by 2030
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI), the listed conglomerate of property tycoon Andrew Tan has committed to be carbon neutral by 2030. Announcing the bold move, AGI chief executive officer Kevin Tan said the conglomerate wants to contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG). "We must ...

COVID-19 fears to pull down market further
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is seen to continue trading downwards, this week given the lingering uncertainties over the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. "Expect the same heartaches for the week. Investors are facing the same risks. Uncertainties on the impact of the virus to the ...

BIR collections to decline due to virus fears
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The tax take of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is seen taking a hit as the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to affect the sales of some businesses, according to a top official. In an interview, BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa said the BIR may see a decline in its tax collections for ...

Trillanes co-respondents in sedition raps urged to surrender
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday urged the co-respondents of former senator Antonio Trillanes IV in a sedition case to surrender. The respondents are accused of conspiracy to commit sedition in connection with an alleged ouster plot against President Duterte. "You may coordinate with the nearest police ...

Belmonte heads road clearing task force
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has formed a task force to comply with the second round of road clearing operations set to start today. Belmonte created the Quezon City Task Force Road Clearing 2.0, which is directly under her office. She will head the task force, with her chief of staff and assistant city administrator ...

4 Malaysians rescued from Chinese kidnappers
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Four Malaysians allegedly kidnapped by seven Chinese workers of a Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) company were rescued in San Pedro, Laguna on Saturday. Jonathan Zhi Haw, 26; Tan Hang Yi, 25; Kho Soon Chiang, 23, and Cheam Chun Keat, 19, were rescued by members of the Philippine-National Police-Anti-Kidnapping ...

PNP chief open to another government post
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa is open to serving the public in another post when he retires from the service in September. Gamboa, who was appointed by President Duterte last month as PNP chief, said he is more than willing to work for the Chief Executive in another capacity.

DND personnel undergo drug test
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 100 employees of the Department of National Defense (DND) were subjected to a mandatory drug test last week. The activity, led by the Office of the Undersecretary for Defense Policy, was facilitated by the National Reference Laboratory of the East Avenue Medical Center, an institution accredited by the ...

ABS-CBN shutdown a blow to economic diversity, investor confidence
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The non-renewal of the franchise of local media giant ABS-CBN may get in the way of pursuing diversity in the economy and affect investor confidence in the country, said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia. Sought for comment on threats to the renewal of the legislative franchise of the Lopez-led network ...

Cusi urged to fire NEA chief
philstar.com - 2020-02-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has been urged to recommend to President Duterte the immediate removal of National Electrification Administration (NEA) administrator Edgardo Masongsong for grave abuse of authority. In a statement, National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms Inc. (Nasecore) wrote the energy ...

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