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Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Imee Marcos on Sunday slammed the decision of the Department of Transportation Technical Working Group (DOTr TWG) to impose a cap on motorcycle taxi-service ...

Groups suspect military hand in killing of peasant organizer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines -- An alliance of human rights groups in Eastern Visayas suspect that the military could be behind the death of a female peasant leader who was shot dead in the town of Catarman, the capital of Northern Samar. Jennifer Tonag, a 35-year-old mother of three, had been among those "red-tagged" by the military ...

Stakeholders to discuss regulation of motorcycle taxis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Senate public services committee, chaired by Sen. Grace Poe, will tackle the regulation of motorcycle taxis when it resumes its session on Monday. Among the issues to be discussed in the hearing are the results of the six-month pilot run, the 10,000-driver cap set by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory ...

His Dad Died In A Venezuelan Hospital. What He Saw In The Morgue Still Haunts Him
NPR - 2020-01-19
Editor's note: This story contains graphic descriptions of conditions in a hospital morgue. In the bowels of a Venezuelan hospital, I took my toughest walk ever. It was just after dawn on October 17. The corpse of my 81-year-old father lay on a gurney, covered in thick orange sheets. He had just died of a heart attack in his hospital room, on ...

Trump vs. Thunberg: The climate crisis could dominate Davos
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
(CNN) -- US President Donald Trump and environmental activist Greta Thunberg are getting top billing at Davos this year as the conference for global elites turns its attention to the climate crisis and sustainability. The World Economic Forum's 50th annual meeting begins Monday, drawing 3,000 of the world's richest and most powerful people to ...

Ex-child star Jiro Manio nabbed for alleged frustrated homicide
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- Former child actor Jiro Manio has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a man in Marikina City. Manio, 27, was brought to the Marikina City Police Station at around 7:20 p.m. on Friday for frustrated homicide. Initial police investigation showed Manio stabbed a man identified as Zeus Doctolero three ...

Abu Sayyaf kidnaps 5 Indonesians off Sabah
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- The Philippine military confirmed that local terror group Abu Sayyaf kidnapped five Indonesians off Sabah, Malaysia and is looking into the possibility that the suspects have reached Sulu province. The kidnapping, which happened Thursday in waters near Tambisan Island close to Tawi-Tawi, had been ...

Keep An Eye On Starbucks' High-Tech Ideas In Its Q1 Report
International Business Times - 2020-01-19
Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) had a few quiet years recently but returned to market-beating form in the summer of 2018. The stock has gained a market-stomping 78% over the last 18 months, including a 45% climb in 52 weeks. The company will report results for the holiday season on Jan. 28. Starbucks is investing in new technologies in ...

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed
Medical News Today - 2020-01-19
Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Share on Pinterest Drinking tea may lower the risk of depression among older adults. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting "major depressive ...

Classes in Batangas to remain suspended while Taal is at Alert Level 4
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- Classes in all levels in the entire province of Batangas will remain suspended for as long as Taal Volcano is at Alert Level 4, which warns of a possible "imminent" eruption. Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas issued Sunday a memorandum to all public and private schools that classes will ...

5,000 tons of waste to be shipped back to South Korea starting today
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) - Over 5,000 tons of South Korean garbage which were dumped in the Philippines will be exported back starting today, an environment group said. The EcoWaste Coalition said Sunday that a "return to sender" ceremony was held at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Misamis Oriental to re ...

Alert Level 4 remains, 787 volcanic earthquakes recorded amid Taal unrest
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) - While Alert Level 4 remains raised over Taal Volcano, state volcanologists report that the number of volcanic quakes near the area reached 787 in the 24 hour period to 5 a.m. of Sunday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in its 8 a.m. advisory on Sunday that the ...

Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
LEGAZPI CITY -- The Diocese of Legazpi has encouraged its parishioners and communities to help the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite by sending donations. Bishop Joel Baylon said the outreach program dubbed as "Ayuda kan Albay" (Help of Albay) needs in-kind donations such as face masks, rice ...

Gamboa to focus on drugs, PNP cleansing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A day after he was officially named chief of the 205,000-strong Philippine National Police, Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa admitted there was ... the existing policies on body mass index or else they will be barred from attending training for career advancement and promotion. The order evoked memories of former PNP chief ...

Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security flaw under active attack
YAHOO! - 2020-01-18
Mozilla isn't the only one grappling with a serious web browser security flaw. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will fix an Internet Explorer security exploit already being used for "limited targeted attacks." The vulnerability lets attackers corrupt memory used for the scripting engine in IE9, IE10 and IE11 in a way that would let ...

P13.6 million shabu seized in Cavite; 3 nabbed
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Two kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P13.6 million were allegedly seized from an African citizen and his two Filipino cohorts in Cavite on Friday. Police said Kingsley Ezeobi, Diomedes Gonzales and Roberto Benamir ...

An Unusual Radio Telescope Could Hold The Key To Understanding Fast Radio Bursts
Forbes - 2020-01-18
Imagine you are looking up into the night sky, when you see a bright flash. It only lasts for a fraction of a second. Now imagine trying to figure out what it was. This is the challenge astronomers face when trying to study fast radio bursts (FRBs). An FRB is a radio flash that only lasts for a few milliseconds. They seem to originate from ...

Duterte vows to help girl with biliary atresia
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has vowed to help in the operation of a two-year-old girl with biliary atresia at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City. To allow more Filipinos to avail themselves of organ transplants, Duterte said he wants the surgery to be done at the NKTI instead of abroad. On Wednesday ...

BOC seizes P1 billion fake cigarettes in Nueva Ecija
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Around P1 billion worth of counterfeit cigarettes were seized in a raid on a warehouse in Nueva Ecija on Friday. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said three boxes of fake Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) stamps, cigarette-making machines, a filter-making machine, a mixer, a dryer and raw materials were also recovered in the ...

Suspended Catanduanes government told to vacate post
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
CATANDUANES, Philippines -- Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua, who reassumed his post on Wednesday, has been asked to leave the office. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Cua, who was suspended for one year in connection with the graft charges he is facing, has to serve his suspension until April 30. "He cannot install ...

Fiat Chrysler In Talks With Apple Supplier Foxconn To Make EVs In China
YAHOO! - 2020-01-18
The Chinese electric vehicle space is getting crowded. Given the scope and opportunity presented by China, which boasts more than half of global EV sales, it's only logical that major automakers will make a beeline to the burgeoning market. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) said Friday that it is in talks with Hon Hai Precision Industry ...

7 caught in Manila drug stings
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven people were arrested in separate drug busts in Manila since Friday night. In Malate, Ricardo Oroceo Jr. and Ismael Roxas Jr. were caught with five sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu valued at P102,000 in a sting along Zobel Roxas street at past midnight yesterday. In Sta. Ana, Dionisio Hingoyen ...

Apple is testing a feature to let iPhone 11 owners totally turn off location tracking
Mashable - 2020-01-18
Apple raised eyebrows in the tech world late in 2019 with some small privacy problems in the new iPhone 11 line, but it looks like the issue will be fixed in the near future. The latest beta for ...

Philippines allows easier entry of goods from Japan
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has allowed easier access of some Japanese farm commodities into the country after favorable results of food safety risk assessment tests. In a recent memorandum order, the Department of Agriculture has lifted the prevailing additional requirements on the importation of Japanese commodities. DA has ...

A Top Cloud Stock to Buy in 2020 and Hold for the Long Run
Nasdaq - 2020-01-18
The cloud computing industry has been growing at a nice clip for the past few years, and it isn't expected to slow down anytime soon. IDC estimates that public cloud spending will hit $500 billion by 2023 from $229 billion last year. That translates into a compound annual growth rate of 22.3%, which would be driven by increasing demand for ...

Minors in motorbike crash: 1 dead, 1 hurt
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
PASAY, Philippines -- Two minors riding a motorcycle crashed into a power post in Pasay City at past midnight yesterday. Raizaldy Macias, 17, was driving the motorcycle along Leveriza street with his cousin John Joseph Foser, 16, as the back rider when he failed to notice a hump at around 12:30 a.m. Police said the two, who were reportedly ...

Top SEO Companies 2020
International Business Times - 2020-01-18
The Internet by and large has been around for almost 3 decades depending on which measure you use, and with what we know as the commercial internet being even younger. In the old days it was easy to game search engines and rise to the top. In many cases, you didn't even need to "game" the system, just great content was enough to let your ...

Construction activity slows down in Q3 -- PSA
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Construction activity slowed down in the third quarter of 2019 as fewer residential buildings were built, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. Preliminary results of the latest Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits showed that the total number of construction projects reached 40,795 in the ...

The New York Women's March Wants to Rally People Around a New Issue--and It's Tapping This Crowdfunding Site to Do It
Inc - 2020-01-18
The Women's March was founded on pillars such as access to reproductive rights, immigration reform, and of course, voter registration. This year, the march in New York will tackle a new issue--women's financial empowerment--and it's tapping some noted entrepreneurs to do it. One of the speakers, Olivia Owens, the head of partnerships for ...

Reasons why we hated 'Joker'
Mashable - 2020-01-18
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2020 Mashable, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Mashable, MashBash and Mashable House are among ...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says too many people use their phones to consume, not create -- and thinks its Teams chat app can help restore 'balance'
Business Insider - 2020-01-18
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that its Teams chat app helps connect users to each other in a different way than other social networks.

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri says an episode of 'Black Mirror' inspired the decision to test hiding likes
Business Insider - 2020-01-18
The Instagram CEO said he couldn't stop thinking about an episode of "Black Mirror" when he decided to spearhead the change.

Sinulog 2020: Thousands join annual sea procession for Santo Nino in Cebu
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-18
Cebu City (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- More than 40,000 devotees joined this year's sea procession in honor of the feast of the Santo Niño in Cebu early Saturday, the Coast Guard said. The event comes ahead of the anticipated Sinulog Festival on Sunday. The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas said around 42,800 devotees were in the ...

Menopause Starts Younger Than You Think: Here's What You Need To Know
NPR - 2020-01-18
Sarah Edrie says she was about 33 when she started to occasionally get a sudden, hot, prickly feeling that radiated into her neck and face, leaving her flushed and breathless. "Sometimes I would sweat. And my heart would race," she says. The sensations subsided in a few moments, and seemed to meet the criteria for a panic attack. But Edrie, who ...

De Lima reveals she also filed an ICC complaint vs. Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday denied allegations she was behind lawyer Jude Sabio's complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte in the ...

Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
MATANAO, Philippines ---A 38-year-old truck driver was killed after his vehicle collided with a passenger bus, fell off a bridge and crashed into a river bed in Barangay Camanchiles here Friday night, January 17. Corporal Niel Arvin Babaylo, Matanao traffic police investigator, said the accident happened around 10 p.m. along the Davao-Cotabato ...

Commentary: Spend wisely for Universal Health Care
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
Also expected this year is the institutionalization of "health technology assessment" (HTA). Health technology includes pharmaceuticals, devices, procedures and organizational systems used in health care ... Alvin Manalansan is a health fellow at think thank Stratbase ADR Institute.

Local execs scramble to address water crisis in Basilan
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Local officials are scrambling to address the shortage of water in Isabela City in Basilan, now affecting heavily-populated barangays in the area. Irate residents and barangay officials are blaming past city officials and the Isabela Water District for the problem, for them a consequence of lack of foresight and ...

South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
SEOUL, South Korea -- In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, officials said Friday. South Korea bans transgender people from joining its military but has no specific regulations on what to do with those who have sex ...

Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
When natural disasters strike in, the lives of people affected are drastically changed. The community that suffered suddenly has an altered view of life and recovery. The nation, when the impact is national in scope, takes on a new understanding and embracing of reality, of nature, of surviving. This has been evident in well-recorded places ...

17-year-old boy killed in Pasay motorcycle accident, another minor hurt
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A 17-year-old boy was killed while his companion, who is also a minor, was hurt after their motorcycle figured in an accident in Pasay City early Saturday morning. A report from the Pasay City police said Raizaldy De Paz Macias was driving the motorcycle with a 16-year-old boy as his passenger when the motorcycle hit a ...

P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims -- NDRRMC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ... the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.

PNP: 47 alleged drug pushers in Lucena slain in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
LUCENA CITY, Philippines - At least 47 suspected drug pushers were killed, 326 were arrested and an estimated P8.5 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in this city in 2019. In a report, Lt. Colonel Romulo Albacea, Lucena police chief, said the drug personalities that were killed were involved in shootouts or "nanlaban" during the ...

Año expects Archie Gamboa to 'work harder' as next PNP Chief
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- Interior Secretary Eduardo Año is all praises for PLTGEN Archie Gamboa who has finally been chosen as the next chief of the Philippine National Police.

US Health officials to screen passengers at three airports for signs of new virus from China
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-18
It's a highly unusual step. The last time the CDC did routine passenger health screening was during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, according to Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC's division of global migration and quarantine. "I've been here since 1996, and that's the only other time we've ever done this -- for Ebola," Cetron said. The screenings ...

Phivolcs: Restless Taal Volcano belches steam, more than 800 tremors recorded
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18)- Taal Volcano ejected steam on its northern portion in the last 24 hours, indicating a dangerous eruption may still happen, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported Saturday. "Ito po ay pagsabog sa vent ... na nasa northern flank ng volcano. Ibig sabihin 'pag ganyan po ang ...

Mum on bashers, CCP says Imelda Marcos dinner raised Taal funds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
The appreciation dinner that the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) hosted for former First Lady and graft convict Imelda Marcos as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration also saw the launching of a fund-raising campaign for survivors of the Taal Volcano eruption. CCP chair Margie Moran-Floirendo made this disclosure late afternoon ...

Triple pay for work on April 9, says wage body
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) - Employees who would go to work on April 9 are entitled to triple pay, said the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) in its social media site. "If you report to work, you are entitled to 300% of your daily wage rate," said NWPC in its Facebook page. Based on Proclamation 845 signed by ...

Triple pay for work on April 9, says wage body
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) - Employees who would go to work on April 9 are entitled to triple pay, said the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) in its social media site. "If you report to work, you are entitled to 300% of your daily wage rate," said NWPC in its Facebook page. Based on Proclamation 845 signed by ...

Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY--Kalayaan municipality, the smallest and farthest town of Palawan province located at the West Philippine Sea, has sent bottled water, clothes, canned goods, instant noodles, and other relief goods to evacuees who fled their homes due to the recent activities of Taal Volcano. Kalayaan Mayor Roberto Del Mundo said Friday ...

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