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Malacañang orders declaration of 'unilateral and reciprocal ceasefire' with communist rebels
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- The government has ordered the declaration of a "unilateral and reciprocal ceasefire" with the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People's Army and the National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) Sunday. A statement from Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the ceasefire will be ...

Military rescues 2 Indonesian kidnap victims in Sulu
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- The military has rescued on Sunday two Indonesian kidnap victims from the hands of Abu Sayyaf at Panamao, Sulu. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said that two rescued Indonesian nationals were identified as Maharudin lunani ...

2 hurt by fireworks as DOH begins annual tally
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- The Department of Health (DOH) has reported that two individuals, including a four-year-old girl, have been hurt by fireworks as it began its annual tally of fireworks-related injuries leading to the New Year revelry. The two both sustained burns, with a 23-year-old man from Metro Manila getting ...

Mindanao groups welcome proposed Christmas ceasefire
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-22
DAVAO CITY - Peace groups in Mindanao welcomed the proposed Christmas season ceasefire agreed upon by negotiators of the government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front (NDF). Iglesia Filipina Independiente Bishop Bert Calang of InPeace Mindanao said a ceasefire builds confidence among the parties towards resuming stalled ...

Government, NDFP agree to recommend nationwide ceasefire
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- The government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) agreed to recommend a nationwide ceasefire starting on Monday after President Rodrigo Duterte recently hinted on the possible resumption of peace talks. In a joint statement shared by NDFP Chief Political Consultant Joma ...

From Biñan with love
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
CITY OF BIÑAN, LAGUNA--On Manabat Street in Barangay San Antonio, a brightly lit house-turned-cafe/restaurant easily stands out, as it sits smack dab in the middle of a row of carinderia-style eateries selling either pork chops or litson manok (roasted chicken)--a much more common entrepreneurial food venture in this part of the province.

Faces of the News: Jocelyn Solis-Reyes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
For almost ten years, Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 kept a low profile while she studied the multiple murder case against members of the powerful Ampatuan clan for the brutal killing of 58 people on Nov. 23, 2009, in Maguindanao in what used to be the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Ending Homelessness And Hunger In Montreal - The Big Vision of Sam Watts at At The Welcome Hall Mission
Forbes - 2019-12-21
Putting an end to homelessness and hunger in Montreal is an audacious goal. Both are complex social issues with no single path to a resolution. Homelessness in particular is exacerbated by social isolation that forces certain individuals into a situation of homelessness and renders it difficult to put a resolute end to the issue. "What we can ...

Top bands rocked Resurgence fest
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-21
The event was held as part of the roll-out festivities of newly launched direct marketing company Resurgent Corporation. A business unit under Resident Holdings, the company offers members access to quality products such as supplements, cosmetics and other fast-moving foods. It also offers food franchises. The music fest also served as a treat ...

Trump, Congress Approve Raising Buying Age To 21 For E-Cigarette, Tobacco Sales In Blow To Industry
International Business Times - 2019-12-21
The Trump administration signed legislation Friday that would raise the legal minimum age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping products to 21 across the U.S. The regulation comes after numerous young people have landed in the hospital due to e-cigarettes and vaping products Activists groups are mostly in support of the rule, but some are ...

Civilian receives P2 million bounty for rescue of Briton, wife
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - A civilian informant received yesterday the P2 million offered by the provincial government of Zamboanga del Sur for information leading to the rescue of a British businessman and his Filipino wife, who were kidnapped in Sulu in October. Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western Mindanao Command chief, said the ...

3 dead in Isabela road mishaps
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Pgilippines - Three persons died in road accidents in Isabela yesterday. Police said Louie Gandeza was driving his motorcycle when it crashed into a van along the highway in Barangay Mambog, Sta. Cruz at around 4:40 a.m. Gandeza was pronounced dead on arrival in a hospital. The van driver, Manuel Bullayao Jr., 71, was ...

No work in Dagupan government offices tomorrow
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines - The city government has suspended work in government offices in this city in view of the celebration of Victorio Edades Day. Mayor Marc Brian Lim issued Executive Order 53 declaring the suspension of work after an ordinance declaring Dec. 23 of every year as Victorio Edades Day was promulgated. Edades, who was born ...

2 nabbed for selling dog meat in Nueva Ecija
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines - Two persons were arrested for selling dog meat in Barangay Bantug Bulalo, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija on Friday. Eight kilos of dog meat were seized from Catalino Cruz, 46, and Lourdez Cajucom, 51, Lt. Col. Ponciano Zafra, city police chief, said. Records show that 10 kilos of dog meat were seized during ...

LRMC lauded for progress in LRT works
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the private operator of LRT-1, has received a commendation from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the progress of the ongoing construction of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension. Since the start of civil works last Sept. 1, the pre-cast yard and staging area have been completed.

Quirino school puts up clonal nursery for native tree species
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Quirino State University (QSU) recently established a clonal nursery facility. Spearheaded by QSU professor Edgar Benabise, the project aims to construct and maintain a clonal nursery facility and a hedge garden of selected tree species for clonal propagation activities. Benabise said all project staff under this ...

Isuzu to open 2 Mindanao dealerships
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) is opening two new dealerships in Mindanao next year to further widen its reach and tap opportunities for the automotive and transport industries in the area. In a statement, IPC said the new dealerships would rise in Tagum City in Davao del Norte and Pagadian City. Tagum is considered a ...

Pinoy scientist gets highest agriculture accolade in Vietnam
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino agriculture expert has been awarded the highest honor in Vietnam for his contribution to improving the farm sector in the Asean neighbour. Leocadio Sebastian recently received the "Medal for Contribution to the Cause of Agriculture and Rural Development" from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural ...

US-China trade war improves AsPac exports outlook for 2020
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The so-called Phase One trade deal agreed upon by US and China this month bodes well for trade outlook in the Asia Pacific region in 2020 and in the medium term, said IHS Markit. In its Week Ahead Economic Review issued over the weekend, the market intelligence firm said the deal - which involved the rollback of some ...

DTI renews partnership with CARD for P3 program
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Trade and Industry has entered into a memorandum of understanding with non-government organization Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Inc. (CARD) to renew its partnership for the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) lending program. Under the MOU signed on Dec.16, CARD committed to give an ...

Google adds spam detection and verified business SMS to Messages
YAHOO! - 2019-12-21
When you receive a message from a verified business, you'll see the company name ... Verified SMS is rolling out gradually in the US, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Mexico, Philippines, Spain and the UK. Google is also adding real-time spam detection.

Go gives aid to Manila fire victims
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Christopher Go distributed relief and financial assistance to fire victims in Manila on Friday. He said he wanted to bring smiles to their faces this Christmas and fulfill his campaign promise to visit communities in need of government attention. "Narito po ako para dinggin ang inyong mga hinanaing (I am here to ...

Sanctity of contracts
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
Just recently, MWSS administrator Emmanuel Salamat assured that they have no intention of shutting down the two water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water Co. What has been revoked, he clarified, is the MWSS board resolution outlining the terms of the extension of their concession agreement from the original expiration date of 2022 to 2037.

RCBC, fintechs launch P100 billion fund for MSMEs
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) has partnered with financial technology firms (fintechs) led by Acudeen Technologies Inc. to launch a P100-billion fund for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). RCBC president and chief executive officer Eugene Acevedo said access to finance has been among the ...

Longfellow and Christmas
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
"Christians believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. Materialists believe in the virgin birth of the cosmos. Choose your miracle." Says Glen Scrivener. Certain people feel uncomfortable greeting each other, "Merry Christmas." They would prefer using the words "Happy Holidays." The reason they pointed out is that the word "Christ ...

Good Day Death Star: Episode III - Rise of Skywalker Reactions
Mashable - 2019-12-21
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. ©2019 Mashable, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Mashable, MashBash and Mashable House are among ...

India Responsible For 67% Of Internet Shutdowns Across The World
Entrepreneur - 2019-12-21
Deeper internet connectivity has made the world smaller. News and information can spread like wildfire via social media. Internet has also helped people reach out to each other during the times of distress and come together during anomalies. However, precisely due to this reason, the Internet can also become harmful to peace when it carries ...

Missing Davao del Sur women found unhurt by quake
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines -- A woman and her daughter earlier reported as missing after a magnitude 6.9 quake rocked the province have been found unhurt. Authorities were alarmed when Maricel Dio, a resident of Barangay Buguis in Sulop, Davao del Sur, went to the Padada Municipal Police Station on Dec. 18 and reported that her ...

Magnitude 4.4 quake hits Kiblawan, Davao del Sur
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Almost a week after a devasting magnitude 6.9 earthquake, a "shallow" magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit Davao del Sur on Saturday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. Phivolcs said the quake occurred at 6:53 p.m., with the epicenter located 4 kilometers southeast of ...

Apple Officially Launches Bug Bounty Program With Substantial Payouts
International Business Times - 2019-12-21
Apple officially launches its Bug Bounty Program Apple rewards as much as $1 million and an additional 50% for the security researcher who can discover zero-click kernel code execution with persistence and kernel PAC bypass Apple also plans to give specially made iPhones to security researcher to help dive deeper into the OS and software of the ...

The impeachment proceedings show what makes America great
Quartz - 2019-12-21
It was a big week for the rule of law in America. Donald Trump was impeached in the House for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Wherever you are in the world and whatever you think of the proceedings, it was a victory for civilization. The fact that all of this happened is a testament to checks and balances, and the US Constitution ...

Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia
Medical News Today - 2019-12-21
A new study has found a blood plasma linked to inflammation that could be a warning signal for certain dementias. Could it pave the way for low cost screening? Share on Pinterest An inflammation marker in the blood could help predict dementia. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease. In fact, around 5.8 ...

More than 230 suspected MS-13 gang members arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
NEW YORK -- Investigators have arrested more than 230 suspected MS-13 gang members in New York, Baltimore, and El Salvador, US officials announced Friday, in a move celebrated by President Donald Trump. The operation against the Hispanic gang was the result of more than two years of investigative work, US drug agency DEA officials and the ...

WHO moves step closer to cheaper breast cancer treatment
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday that it had for the first time approved a "biosimilar" medicine -- one derived from living sources rather than chemicals -- to make breast cancer treatment affordable to women globally. The Trastuzumab drug has shown "high efficacy" in curing early-stage breast cancer and in some ...

PH military to stage daily silent drills after Duterte order
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Saturday said it will stage daily military drills, heeding the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, who got inspiration from China. "We will comply with the directive of the President and Commander in Chief to have regular silent drill performances. We will determine the ...

Chinese shoppers are spending more at home. Tiffany has big plans to cash in
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-21
(CNN) - Tiffany has been playing catch-up in China, and its CEO isn't shy about saying it. The 182-year-old New York jeweler -- which was recently purchased by luxury conglomerate LVMH -- entered the mainland in 2001 and started building out its retail network there about six years later, according to Alessandro Bogliolo. He said that was a ...

342 Chinese POGO workers up for deportation after arrest over canceled passports
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) -- Authorities are working on the deportation of over 340 Chinese nationals -- considered to be fugitivies of China -- arrested in Quezon City on Thursday, police said. Quezon City Police District Director PBGen Ronnie Montejo said Friday 342 Chinese nationals -- 44 females and 298 males -- were ...

New Zealanders hand in 50,000 guns after assault weapon ban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand authorities said Saturday their country will be a safer place after owners handed in more than 50,000 guns during a buyback program following a ban on assault weapons. But critics say the process was flawed and many owners have illegally stashed their firearms. The government banned the most lethal types ...

PDEA to public: Keep off Cannabidiol or CBD oil
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
But unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. There was also no evidence of public health problems associated with its use, said the PDEA chief. Citing information from the World Health Organization, Aquino also said CBD does not exhibit any effect indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. "CBD is not addictive, but contains very small ...

Davao del Sur residents lose sleep from 2 midnight tremors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
BANSALAN, Davao del Sur -- Residents of quake-stricken Davao del Sur were awakened Friday midnight by two tremors that occurred an hour apart. The first quake occurred around 11:45 p.m. Friday, while the second one at 12:55 a.m. Saturday. Arlene Castro, a resident of Barangay Poblacion here, immediately ran outside the tent built in front ...

New policy may displace thousands of Angkas riders, motorcycle-taxi firm says
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) - Ride-hailing firm Angkas announced Saturday that 17,000 of their drivers might lose their jobs due to the new condition set by the Department of Transportation for them to legally operate. Currently, Angkas, which has a total of 27,000 bikers, can operate as it is part of the transportation ...

Palawan fisherman seek CHR intervention vs 'red-tagging'
philstar.com - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Palawan-based leaders of fisherfolk federation Pamalakaya this week urged the Commission on Human Rights to take action against what they said was baseless "red-tagging" from members of the local anti-communist task force. According to a press statement from Pamalakaya, the leaders directly sought CHR's assistance at ...

Andanar calls on journalists to back passage of media welfare bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- "If you can elect councilors, mayors, vice-mayors, congressmen, senators, presidents, why are we not able to get a win for ourselves?" This was the message of ...

Philippines Oil Gas Market Trends, Infrastructure, Companies, Outlook & Opportunities to 2028 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
YAHOO! - 2019-12-21
Amidst the series of latest market developments, the analyst - a leading oil and gas research and consulting company published a comprehensive guide for strategy formulation and business development decision-makers interested in Philippines oil and gas. The Philippines oil and gas industry research includes comprehensive data and analysis on ...

S&P 500 index closes out 10th winning week in the past 11
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-21
Wall Street capped a mostly quiet week of trading Friday with broad gains for stocks and more record highs for the major indexes. Technology and health care stocks powered much of the rally.

For Spotify, music might not actually be the key to success
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-21
(CNN) - The music-streaming space is competitive and crowded, with Apple, Google, Amazon, Pandora, Tidal, iHeart Radio and dozens more battling for ears. But Spotify is the lead player, with more than 113 million paid subscribers. And yet Spotify's content chief, Dawn Ostroff, is leading the music behemoth into an entirely new area that's all ...

EIU: PH to be among fastest-growing economies in 2020s
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-20
The Philippine economy will remain among the rosiest across the globe in the coming decade partly due to its demographic sweet spot and educated workforce, according to the Economist Intelligence ...

12 projects worth P626B to start in 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-20
Inspired by a recent survey showing that the majority of Filipinos deemed that the Duterte administration was building infrastructure "better" than the previous government, the economic team on Friday approved 12 projects worth a total of P626.1 billion in order to roll them out early next year. The National Economic and Development ...

CPP denies Esperon's 'hit list' claims
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-20
CNN Philippines (Metro Manila, December 20) - The Communist Party of the Philippines on Friday denied having a supposed "hit list," saying that National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. is only planning to "sabotage" the peace talks between the government and militant groups. "[Esperon's] hype of an alleged 'NPA hit list' only aims to ...

Marquez, 5 Court of Appeals justices nominated to SC post
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has nominated Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez and five Court of Appeals justices to the remaining vacancy in the Supreme Court. The JBC transmitted its nomination letter to President Rodrigo Durterte on Friday. The appeals justices nominated were Manuel Barrios, Samuel Gaerlan ...

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