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Court orders transfer of two suspects in Maguindanao massacre case to Camp Bagong Diwa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has ordered the custody transfer of two suspects in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case from the municipal police station in Parang, Maguindanao to Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City. In an order dated Jan. 17, Quezon City RTC Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes ordered the ...

Founder of South Korean retail giant Lotte dies at 97
philstar.com - 2020-01-20
SEOUL, South Korea -- The founder of South Korea's sprawling retail conglomerate Lotte Group has died at the age of 97, company officials said Sunday. Shin Kyuk-ho's reputation was tarnished in his final years when the wheelchair-bound tycoon was convicted of professional malpractice and embezzling from the firm to benefit his relatives in ...

House to hold crucial session in Batangas on Jan. 22
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives will be holding its plenary session in Batangas province, of the provinces affected by the recent eruption of Taal Volcano, on Wednesday, Jan. 22. House members adopted a motion of House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Monday to move the plenary session at the Batangas City Convention ...

DFA warns Filipinos vs carrying animal products to South Korea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday cautioned the public anew against carrying animal or livestock products to South Korea. DFA issued the advisory after it was reported to the Philippine Embassy in Seoul that a five-year entry ban was imposed to a traveler for failing to pay the fine amounting to ?5 ...

Taal eruption: Total lockdown still up but Batangas mayors can enforce window hours
philstar.com - 2020-01-20
BATANGAS -- Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas stood firm on the implementation of a lockdown in towns affected by Taal Volcano's eruption but said mayors could decide if they would implement window hours when their respective constituents could temporarily return. "From the start, I'm for the implementation of a total lockdown on all gravely ...

Philippines sweetens rules on REITs with lower public float, tax perks
Reuters - 2020-01-20
Philippine real estate investment trust (REIT) companies will be allowed to maintain control of their firms and enjoy tax breaks under revised government rules to attract fresh capital to sustain property market growth,

Cebu looking up for gridlock solutions: Monorail seen by 2022
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
CEBU CITY--Cebu may just have a monorail by the time President Rodrigo Duterte steps down from office in 2022. Michael Lloyd Dino, presidential assistant for the Visayas, said there was already an unsolicited proposal for a monorail submitted to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). Dino issued the statement on Monday (Jan ...

Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho dies at 98
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
(CNN)-- Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho, the billionaire tycoon who turned a chewing gum business into a sprawling corporate empire, died on Sunday in Seoul. He was 98. Shin's death marks the end of an era. He was the lone surviving founder of the five giant, family-run conglomerates -- Hyundai, LG, Lotte, Samsung and SK -- that dominate ...

Make SLEx toll-free for Taal relief teams - labor group
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The tollway operator in charge of three expressways linking Metro Manila to Batangas province was asked on Sunday to waive all toll for private groups and individuals ...

Poe panel: Pilot run for motorcycle taxis must continue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Senators prodded the government on Monday to reconsider its decision to terminate the pilot test program for motorcycle taxis, declaring them illegal starting next week. "I will appeal and then towards the end I will ask for your categorical answer. This panel, I think, we are unanimous in our opinion that the study ...

Mentally-impaired persons rescued in Batangas amid Taal Volcano unrest
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- Rescuers plucked two abandoned mentally-ill men in a town close to Taal Volcano. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said the rescue operation in Barangay Balibeweng, Agoncillo, Batangas on Sunday was carried out after it received information that the two men were "unknowingly left behind" during the ...

Tagaytay sets up 'Couple's Nest' for evacuees
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- Romance is still thriving in evacuation centers in Tagaytay City, Cavite as local government sets up private spaces dubbed "Couple's Nest" rooms. The local government unit announced on Monday that rooms will be available for couples who were displaced by the Taal Volcano eruption. It said it wants ...

2 Maguindanao massacre suspects arrested after verdict to face trial
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- Two men tagged in the Maguindanao massacre who were arrested after a Quezon City court handed its verdict on the mass killing will now face trial. Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes ordered Friday the revival of charges against Kagi Faizal and Gambayan Kasim ...

New PNP chief Gamboa wants cops to be 'most respectful' of law, human rights
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- The new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) wants all cops to uphold due process and human rights under his watch. Hours before receiving his four-star rank as new PNP chief, PLtGen Archie Gamboa said he is "grateful and honored" for President Rodrigo Duterte's surprise appointment last ...

Taal eruption: Operating Tagaytay businesses may face closure
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- Dozens of businesses in Tagaytay have resumed operations a week into the eruption of Taal Volcano. But the Interior Department on Monday said the business permits of these establishments may be canceled for violating a national order. Interior Undersecretay Epimaco Densing said they issued a ...

Taal eruption: Operating Tagaytay businesses may face closure
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- Dozens of businesses in Tagaytay have resumed operations a week into the eruption of Taal Volcano. But the Interior Department on Monday said the business permits of these establishments may be canceled for violating a national order. Interior Undersecretay Epimaco Densing said they issued a ...

Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A visibly peeved Senator Grace Poe chided a transport official on Monday over the decision to terminate the pilot study meant to assess the safety of motorcycles as a form of public transportation. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member Antonio Gardiola Jr., earlier announced the ...

Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
CEBU CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday promised Cebuanos that he will look for funds to establish a commuter train to help ease traffic congestion in Cebu. In a speech at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC), the final staging point of the Sinulog Grand Parade, Duterte acknowledged that Cebu has been plagued by so much traffic.

Oil companies to slash pump prices this week
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) - Heads up, motorists! Fuel companies have announced a reduction in prices of their petroleum products which will take effect this week. Petro Gazz said Sunday it will implement cuts of ?1.70 per liter price on diesel and ?0.85 per liter price on gasoline as early as 6am on Tuesday. Shell will ...

Phivolcs plans to downscale alert levels in Mayon, Bulusan
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said it is looking to downscale the alert levels for the Mayon and Bulusan volcanoes as the threat of strong eruptions may have waned. Mariton Bornas, chief of Phivolcs' Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction Division, said Monday that ...

Deployment ban stays until Kuwait ?honors 2018 labor agreement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
"If we cannot get that, there will be no deployment. It has to be simultaneous," Bello added of the ban approved on Wednesday in a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) resolution. Bello heads the POEA governing board. The labor official said the total ban was imposed "because of the very brutal killing of our overseas ...

Palay prices continue to slide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
The average farm-gate price of palay slid further during the fourth week of December while rice prices in the market increased, government data showed. Based on the latest reports from the ...

Duterte tags Cebu cops, officers in 'thriving' illegal drug trade
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20)-- President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday once again called out the rampant drug problem in Cebu, and vowed to go after police officials supposedly involved in the "thriving" illegal drug trade. Speaking before a predominantly Cebuano crowd during a Sinulog Festival event, Duterte particularly lashed ...

Philippines alerted on latest kidnapping in Malaysia
philstar.com - 2020-01-20
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The military has been alerted by its Malaysian counterpart regarding the kidnapping of five crewmembers of a Malaysian fishing boat in the waters off Lahad Datu in Sabah. The Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi (JTFT) said the Malaysian military informed them that the incident occurred on Saturday. "Malaysia has yet to ...

2 feuding Maguindanao clans agree to end 'rido'
philstar.com - 2020-01-20
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Two feuding clans n Maguindanao on Sunday ended a bloody "rido," or clan war, that had left people on both sides dead. The rival Guiaman and Guiamalon families, led Gani Guiaman and Ali Guimalon, have forged an agreement to end the feud and to live as good neighbors to each other. The Guiamelons are identified with ...

Bills creating 3 departments among top House priorities
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- As Congress resumes work on Monday, the House of Representatives will prioritize the passage of three bills creating new departments focused on overseas Filipinos, water resources, and disaster resilience, according to Majority Leader Martin Romualdez. On instructions of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, the Leyte lawmaker ...

Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte simply wants to emulate the strong political will of Ferdinand Marcos when he threatened to arrest the owners of two water firms "one night" if they challenge him in court, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Sunday but that does not mean the Chief Executive will resort to illegal acts.

Comelec resumes voter registration on Monday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will resume on Jan. 20 its continuing registration of voters for the May 9, 2022 national and local elections and it will last for more than 20 months until Sept. 30, 2021. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said they were expecting around 4.3 million people to register. Those who ...

P384B in infra projects to ease Metro traffic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
The Duterte administration said some P384 billion worth of private and public infrastructure projects were being built until 2023 to ease road congestion in Metro Manila. Public Works and Highways ...

Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2020
Forbes - 2020-01-19
IDC predicts spending on AI systems will reach $97.9B in 2023, more than two and one-half times the ... [+] $37.5B that will be spent in 2019. Senior management teams at enterprises who are Gartner clients initiated over 18,000 search queries last year on machine learning, with the majority from banking and financial institution clients ...

SpaceX's abort test succeeds, paving way for flight with astronauts
UPI.com - 2020-01-19
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Jan. 19 (UPI) --SpaceX blew up a rocket in Florida on Sunday in a final test launch of its Crew Dragon space capsule, proving it can carry astronauts to safety in a launch emergency. The successful test means SpaceX is poised to launch the first astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil since the ...

Apple's Services Business Could Be Worth $650 Billion by Next Year
Nasdaq - 2020-01-19
2019 was a big year for Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) services business. The company held an event in March introducing several new services that could be instrumental to its future growth prospects. Offerings like Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and Apple Card produce ...

Chinese officials confirm 17 new cases of coronavirus
UPI.com - 2020-01-19
Jan. 19 (UPI) --Chinese officials confirmed 17 more cases of a coronavirus on Sunday as the country prepares for a busy period of travel associated with the Lunar New Year. Health officials in the city of Wuhan, where all 62 cases of the disease have taken ...

SpaceX successfully completes key test of its Crew Dragon human spacecraft
TechCrunch - 2020-01-19
SpaceX completed a crucial test of a key safety system of its Crew Dragon spacecraft today. The test involved launching its Crew Dragon using a Falcon 9, though without any actual crew on board. The launch was then intentionally cut short, with the In-Flight Abort (IFA) system triggered to separate the Crew Dragon from the rocket about about a ...

SpaceX just launched and intentionally exploded a rocket for NASA in a vital safety test of its Crew Dragon spaceship
Business Insider - 2020-01-19
The Falcon 9 rocket was programmed to shut off and put SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship through the ultimate safety test. It appears to have worked.

NDRMMC asks donors to give clothing suited to conditions in evacuation centers
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- Amid social media posts of company uniforms, gowns, and other clothes being given to and worn by displaced residents, disaster response officials urge the public to donate usable and appropriate clothing to Taal evacuees National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson ...

Siri called Israel the 'Zionist occupation state' when users asked about President Reuven Rivlin, according to videos shared to social media
Business Insider - 2020-01-19
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Senate starts probe on motorcycle taxi regulation today
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate committee on public services starts today its inquiry into the move of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to regulate motorcycle taxis. Sen. Grace Poe, chairman of the panel, said transportation officials, motorcycle taxi operators and leaders of commuter groups are expected to ...

P103 million Laguna-Quezon bulk water supply project attracts 3 bidders
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
LAGUNA, Philippines -- The P103.43 million Lumbo Spring Bulk Water Supply project of the San Pablo City Water District (SPCWD) in Laguna and the Dolores Water District (DWD) in Quezon has attracted three prospective bidders, the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP Center) said. The submission of eligibility documents for the joint venture ...

Malls, online shops seen to further boost real estate
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The continued expansion of both physical malls and the e-commerce market is seen to contribute to the further growth of the Philippine real estate market, a property consultancy firm said. "Here in the Philippines, malls and online are not seen as rivals but they should complement each other," Lobien Realty Group ...

BSP downplays POGO riskson banking, property sectors
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has downplayed the risks posed by the offshore gaming industry to the real estate and banking sectors, saying measures are in place to manage the exposure of banks. In a press briefing, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said the reliance of the real estate sector to Philippine offshore ...

The challenge of sustainability in urban living
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- By all indications, urban living is the way the future will unfold for the human race, according to Jose Mari Banzon, SM Development Corp. executive vice president. According to the United Nations, Banzon said, as much as 70 percent of the world would be living in urban centers by 2050. The Philippines seems to be on ...

P68 million shabu in Chinese tea bags seized in Pasay
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Around P68 million worth of shabu believed to have been smuggled into the country by the Chinese-run Golden Triangle drug ring was confiscated during a sting in Pasay City on Saturday night. Alleged drug dealers Mia Biance Churez, 22, and Dave Realin, 21, were apprehended in the operation, which took place in front of a ...

Lopez Group spearheads learning session on climate change for businesses
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Amid the increasing global call for sustainability in business, Philippine enterprises may still be faced with challenges on how to transform their companies and concretely attain positive environmental and social impacts in their own respective operations. In order to help Filipino companies toward attaining these ...

Quezon City eyes extension of tax payment deadline
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte is asking the city council to extend the deadline for payment of taxes from Jan. 20 to Feb. 2. Belmonte said on Saturday she would ask the city council to approve a proposed ordinance that will extend the deadline. "The business community has requested for additional period of time to ...

Singapore digital bankcleared to operate in Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Singapore-based digital bank Tonik Financial Pte. Ltd. has secured a license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to operate in the Philippines. The license will enable Tonik, through its local unit Tonik Digital Bank Inc., to provide a full range of retail banking services, focused primarily on retail deposits and ...

Complaints mount vs colorum courier firms
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Complaints against the alleged malpractices committed by unregistered or colorum courier services continued to mount amid calls for investigation on how these companies are being allowed to operate without the necessary permits, a group said yesterday. In a statement, the Citizens Crime Watch (CCW) said it has received ...

Taal damage to agriculture hits P3.2 billion
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
BATANGAS, Philippines -- The amount of damage and losses to agriculture caused by Taal Volcano continuing activity has ballooned to P3.17 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported over the weekend. The amount covers 15,790 hectares of agricultural lands and production losses of 43,772 metric tons (MT), according to the DA-disaster ...

4 Chinese nabbed for foiled kidnap
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MAKATI, Philippines -- Four Chinese men tagged in the foiled kidnapping of a Filipina were apprehended in Makati over the weekend. Zhi Lin, 28; Shi Jun Yi, 25; Sun Xiao-hui, 22, and , 26, were taken into police custody. Police said the suspects allegedly attempted to kidnap Gella Velasco in front of her house along Einstein street in Barangay ...

Implementing rules on real estate investment trust ready for signing
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-19
The PSE also sees the REIT rules as one of the growth drivers for the local bourse this year, in line with expectations of investment banking arm First Metro Investment Corp. and brokerages Philstocks Financial, Inc. and 2Tradeasia.com. -- Denise A. Valdez

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