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Over ?400-M shabu seized in Las Piñas apartment
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 30) - Local authorities have netted more than ?400-million worth of prohibited drugs in a village in Las Piñas City early Saturday. Seized by ...

Typhoon Kammuri slows down, maintains strength outside PAR
philstar.com - 2019-11-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Kammuri slightly slowed down and remains outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, according to state weather bureau PAGASA. The center of the typhoon was estimated based on all available data at 1,220 kilometers east of southern Luzon (Region IV) as of 10 a.m. Saturday. "Kammuri" maintains its ...

Kammuri gathers strength as it sets to enter PAR this weekend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Kammuri continues to gather strength as it is set to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) either Saturday or Sunday, the state weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Kammuri was last spotted ...

MACE makes it all convenient
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-30
Health is wealth. Oddly enough, it seems easy for us to put off seeing a doctor, whether to seek consultation for a discomfort we have been feeling, or simply for a general checkup. We blame it on the hassle of going out of the house or taking a leave from work just to queue for a request for consultation, or the lack of information whether ...

Key lessons from the Lamudi Outlook Awards 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-30
It has been a successful year for Philippine real estate despite the challenges that the country experienced in 2019. Top of mind would be the earthquakes in Davao, and brewing in the background are the effects of climate change we experience in the form of unpredictable weather and record-breaking temperatures. And then there were also the ...

Suntrust offers a ray of hope
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
Overflowing with gratitude for 22 years of indisputable success in real estate, Suntrust Properties Inc. (SPI) turned to the needy and vulnerable to pay it forward. Suntrust Properties conducted corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs far and wide when it sent employees in teams of eight--symbolizing the rays of the sun--to hospitals ...

Police force backs Duterte as possible PNP Chief
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said it will completely support President Rodrigo Duterte if he decides to lead the 200,000-strong police force. PNP Spokesperson Bernard Banac said that Duterte, as the commander-in-chief, can choose how to lead the police officers and personnel.

Circumnavigating Furor: Elcano and Magellan, and the Voyage around the World
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-29
Earlier this month, the trailer for the animated movie, Elcano and Magellan, was officially released to the public. In two minutes, the rather burly Portuguese, Ferdinand Magellan, sets out to bravely explore the Molucca islands and, in the process of putting together a crew of multinational origins, is met with both disdain and disapproval ...

Duterte plays down China threat to power grid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
President Duterte said the military could deal with any security problem related to the national grid system and played down any threat from China, citing less technologically sophisticated ways to sabotage the power transmission lines than what two senators had warned about. The President was responding to concerns that the Chinese government ...

PNP in praise of cop killed in Misamis grenade blast
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
The Misamis Oriental policeman who was killed after he used his body to shield a crowd from a grenade blast on Thursday will be honored for his "heroic deed" by the Philippine National Police, in rites to be held after the 11-day Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) being held in the country. Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno of the Initao ...

11 more honored at Bantayog for defying Marcos dictatorship
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
Escribano was a popular campus figure at Maryknoll (now Miriam) College and the ... ways to use the performing arts to expose the excesses of the regime, educating trade union members south ...

Pagasa: Typhoon Kammuri less likely to become a supertyphoon for now
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
Typhoon Kammuri, which will be called Tisoy, once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), is not likely to become a supertyphoon, the state weather bureau said on Friday. "The intensification of Kammuri into a supertyphoon is less likely at this time, but not ruled out," the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Bank stocks back on menu on strong earnings
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-29
At the same time, the Philippine National Bank (PNB) saw the biggest drop in share price at 11.5%, followed by that of China Banking Corp. (CHIB, -8.9%), Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCB, -5.7%), Asia United Bank (AUB, -4.1%), Metropolitan Bank & Trust ...

Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records
TechCrunch - 2019-11-29
A data breach at Mixcloud, a U.K.-based audio streaming platform, has left more than 20 million user accounts exposed after the data was put on sale on the dark web. The data breach happened earlier in November, according to a dark web seller who supplied a portion of the data to TechCrunch, allowing us to examine and verify the authenticity of ...

What to know about newborn respiratory rates
Medical News Today - 2019-11-29
Newborn babies breathe faster than older children and adults. A newborn may breathe more slowly when they sleep, but their respiratory rate should always fall within a healthy range. Very fast or slow breathing may signal an infection or another condition. Labored breathing, or respiratory distress, is a serious issue that affects around 7% of ...

Leading the charge towards digital transformation
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-29
Lastly, one of the most recent leaders in digital transformation, Entrego, is born from the logistics team of Zalora after noticing the need of a fast-growing e-commerce platform, it offers technology-driven logistic solutions to empower business performance for clients. On July 2019, they announced the launch of myEntrego, a platform for small ...

SEA Games countries colors raised at Athletes Village New Clark City
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-29
The delegations were welcomed by Athletes Village Mayor Arrey Perez, Bases Conversion and Development Authority vice president for Business Development, according to Team Philippines deputy chef de mission Stephen Fernandez. All present and accounted for were the contingents from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia ...

Grocery-carrying robots are coming. Do we need them?
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-29
Other start-ups like Starship Technologies have a more conventional business plan for their own delivery robots. The company charges a delivery fee starting at $1.99 if you order its rovers to ...

Stocks tumble on jitters over US stand on Hong Kong issue
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A new development that could further fuel tensions between the US and China sent the stock market crashing yesterday. The Philippine Stock Exchange index tumbled for a second consecutive session to close the week on a sour note, dropping 0.38 percent or 29.70 points to close at 7,738.96. The broader All Shares index was ...

Researchers discover stellar black hole too large for science to explain
UPI.com - 2019-11-29
Nov. 29 (UPI) --A team of scientists based in China announced the discovery of a stellar black hole so large that science currently lacks an explanation for it. The Chinese Academy of Sciences said researchers at the academy's National Astronomical Observatory of China discovered LB-1, a black hole about 15,000 light years from earth and with a ...

This Tesla Cybertruck sculpted out of mashed potatoes is a mashterpiece
Mashable - 2019-11-29
When you're a kid you're told not to play with your food. But what if creating works of art with your food was actually a good lesson in creativity. As an adult, 30-year-old Greg Milano from Connecticut can play with his food all he wants. So on Thanksgiving on Thursday, he created a starchy version of Tesla's Cybertruck with some homemade ...

How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer
Medical News Today - 2019-11-29
Flavonoids are compounds that are naturally present in fruit and vegetables. Scientists have known for 20 years that they can help prevent colorectal cancer but have not fully understood the underlying biology. Share on Pinterest New research reveals the mechanisms through which fruit and vegetable compounds can prevent colon cancer. Now, a new ...

Duterte: I am alright but not at the peak of health
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he is fit enough to continue performing his duties while admitting he is not in the best shape given his age. "For purposes of performing my functions as President, I'm alright," said Duterte in an exclusive interview with CNN Philippines on Friday. He added that ...

84 drug suspects arrested in Cavite
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna - Eighty-four drug suspects, including three minors, have been arrested in various anti-illegal drug operations in Cavite. Col. Marlon Santos, Cavite police director, said 36 suspects, including three minors, were nabbed for ...

Sprout offers digital payroll solution to SMEs for free
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-29
"Sprout has always been about impacting Filipino lives by improving business, and the way we want to do this now is by giving smaller businesses a way to focus more on strategic thinking," Gentry said in a press statement. "We were also quite small not too long ago, and we understand how tough it is to handle more people, which is why we ...

DENR seeks new agency to manage Boracay
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
BORACAY, Philippines -- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu proposed yesterday the creation of a new agency that would permanently manage the world-famous Boracay Island. Cimatu said he would ask Congress to pass legislation to establish the new body that would be called the Boracay Island Development Authority (BIDA) and would replace the ...

Boy found floating in Pasig River
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The body of a boy was found floating in the Pasig River in Manila before dawn yesterday. The still unidentified boy, estimated to be between seven and nine years old, was discovered by fisherman Mark Perejas, 29, who told police he was walking along Block 17 in Baseco Compound, Port Area when he spotted the body among ...

Mandaluyong fire leaves 2,000 families homeless
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 2,000 families were left homeless after a fire razed a shantytown in Mandaluyong City yesterday. The fire, which hit the slum area in Barangay Addition Hills, started at around 3:13 p.m. and reached Task Force Alpha by around 4:18 p.m., which means at least 14 fire trucks are needed at scene. Senior Inspector ...

Woman strangles 5 year-old niece
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines - Hatred of her sister apparently drove a 23-year-old woman to kill her five-year-old niece last Wednesday in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, police said. Pontevedra police chief Capt. Rhojn Darell Nigos said yesterday that the body of the victim, whose identity was withheld, was found in a creek in Barangay Miranda ...

NLEX deploys more teams for SEA Games
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
BOCAUE, Bulacan , Philippines - The North Luzon Expressway Corp. deployed additional personnel at the NLEX for the opening today of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) at the Philippine Arena in Ciudad de Victoria in this town. The company announced that close to 100 additional field supervisors, patrol crews, traffic marshals and security ...

Stocks tumble on jitters over US stand on HK issue
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A new development that could further fuel tensions between the US and China sent the stock market crashing yesterday. The Philippine Stock Exchange index tumbled for a second consecutive session to close the week on a sour note, dropping 0.38 percent or 29.70 points to close at 7,738.96. The broader All Shares index was ...

Factory gate prices decline in October
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Factory gate prices declined in October due to the contraction in the indexes of most industry groups, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. The Producer Price Index (PPI) for manufacturing registered a negative 0.4 percent growth in October from the 0.2 percent growth in September and 1.2 percent ...

UP Manila Oblation Run highlights HIV awareness
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The increasing cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) took center stage in the annual Oblation Run held at the University of the Philippines in Manila yesterday. Members of the UP Manila chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity ran naked around the campus calling for collective effort to address the problem.

The rise of co-living spaces
philstar.com - 2019-11-29
The worsening traffic in Metro Manila is raising the demand for co-living facilities near central business districts, compelling deve-lopers to build co-living projects which primarily cater to young professionals who want to live near their place of work but cannot afford to buy or lease out condominium units within major CBDs. A recent report ...

Duterte to keep his hands off 2022 polls but says Robredo should never run for President
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not run for a second term in the 2022 Presidential elections nor is he planning to endorse any candidate. However, he stands firm against Vice President Leni Robredo becoming his successor.. "[To the] Filipino people, listening to me, hindi na po ako ...

Duterte to keep his hands off 2022 polls but says Robredo should never run for President
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not run for a second term in the 2022 Presidential elections nor is he planning to endorse any candidate. However, he stands firm against Vice President Leni Robredo becoming his successor.. "[To the] Filipino people, listening to me, hindi na po ako ...

Intel says Qualcomm tactics forced it out of modem chip market
Reuters - 2019-11-29
(Reuters) - Intel Corp (INTC.O) sold its smartphone modem chip business to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) at "a multi-billion dollar loss," the U.S. chipmaker said in a court filing on Friday, alleging that rival Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) forced it out of the market. Intel made the claims in a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where ...

Duterte warns of 'quarrel' if China cuts off PH's power lines
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow China to shut off the Philippines' power grid. The President made this statement amid security ...

Duterte gives POGOs 3 days to fix tax liabilities
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (November 29, CNN Philippines) -- President Rodrigo Duterte gives Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) an ultimatum -- settle your tax liabilities in three days. The ...

Duterte gives POGOs 3 days to fix tax liabilities
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (November 29, CNN Philippines) -- President Rodrigo Duterte gives Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) an ultimatum -- settle your tax liabilities in three days. The ...

Analyst sees SEA Games hosting to boost GDP
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- The Philippines' hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games could lead to a boost in the economy, an analyst said. "The cost for the SEA Games would range at least ?7-10 billion, so it would add to around 0.1 percent GDP growth this year," RCBC chief economist Michael Ricafort said in an ...

LIST: Flight cancellations due to bad weather for Nov 29
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said some domestic flights were canceled Friday, November 29, due to bad weather. As of 7:30 p.m., Miaa said the following flights will not proceed as scheduled: The state weather bureau earlier said northern monsoon or Amihan is affecting parts of Luzon, causing partly ...

Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
A man from the United States took his oath as a lawyer before the same judge who sent him to prison 20 years ago. Robert VanSumeren spent six years in prison as a teenager for robberies.

Gov't nurses seen to get pay hike by January 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- The proposed ?4.1-trillion national budget for 2020, which was recently approved by the Senate, includes a special provision granting salary ...

Typhoon Kammuri almost stationary; amihan affecting Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Kammuri was almost stationary on Friday afternoon as the northeast monsoon still affects the Luzon region, the state weather bureau said in its latest bulletin. Weather specialist Raymond Ordinario said the weather disturbance was last spotted 1,455 kilometers east of Southern Luzon and was packing maximum winds ...

PNP sees nothing wrong with Duterte at its helm
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) does not see any problem if President Rodrigo Duterte himself leads the national police force. This statement from PNP Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac on Friday came a day after Duterte said he may opt to head the 190,000-strong PNP if he cannot find the best man to succeed ...

Philippines, South Korea form fisheries management coop
Undercurrent News - 2019-11-29
South Korea and the Philippines have agreed to an extensive collaboration on fisheries management and trade, reports Business World. According to the publication, the Filipino Department of Agriculture has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea's ministry of oceans and fisheries, agreeing to a scientific, economic and trade ...

NAIA rehab plan gets final approval from NEDA Board
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- The plan to repair and upgrade the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) went a step closer to reality as it secured final approval ...

Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- Fire broke out in a residential area in Mandaluyong City Friday afternoon. The Bureau of Fire Protection raised Task Force Alpha less than an hour after the blaze was reported at Martinez St. at 3:47 p.m. This is the sixth highest alarm, which means the deployment of more fire trucks.

Responsible use of water for disaster resiliency pushed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A campaign seeking to inform the public on the current water situation and promote its responsible use was launched Friday. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim said "Oplan Tubig Para sa Kinabukasan" aims to enable the public to be prepared in cases of water shortages especially during ...

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