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AFP declares Laguna insurgency-free
philstar.com - 2019-09-27
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Philippines -- Laguna has been cleared of communist rebels. Laguna Gov. Ramil Hernandez and Brig. Gen. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr., 2nd Infantry Division commander, signed a memorandum declaring the province insurgency-free during a ...

Unfairly penalized
philstar.com - 2019-09-27
Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. (MWC) are both asking the Supreme Court to reconsider its earlier decision ordering them to pay a fine of P921.5 million plus other penalties for supposedly violating the Clean Air Act (CWA). The two water ...

In the Philippines, training a new generation of construction workers
Devex - 2019-09-27
... a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for ...

Axiata unit edotco mulling foraying into Thailand, Vietnam
NIKKEI - 2019-09-27
KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets ... Recently, edotco Group has expanded into the Philippines through an equity partnership with local infrastructure player ISOC Infrastructure.

Bangko Sentral announces another cut in banks' reserve requirement
philstar.com - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced Friday a new round of reduction in the amount of cash banks must hold as reserves in a bid to inject more liquidity into the financial system amid easing inflation and concerns about ...

DOH missing right share of sin taxes amid outbreaks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
The proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 has shortchanged the Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Health Insurance Corp., Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Thursday.

DENR suspends dragon boat activities in Boracay
philstar.com - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Dragon boat races in Boracay are temporarily suspended following the death of seven rowers, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced Friday. Dragon boat activities will be suspended "until we have assessed ...

Filipino head of PH-China joint exploration committee named
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Enrique Manalo is co-chair of the inter-governmental steering committee that will supervise projects ...

Businessman demands ?50M in damages in cyber libel case vs. Rappler
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- A businessman who sued Rappler for cyber liber is demanding ?50 million in damages. Wilfredo Keng in his September 18 affidavit asked for ?25 ...

Bangko Sentral to pause before easing again in 2020 -- Fitch unit
philstar.com - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will likely pause its easing cycle before cutting interest rates again in 2020, a Fitch unit said Friday. The BSP on Thursday slashed its benchmark rate for the third time this year by 25 basis points ...

DENR temporarily suspends dragon boat races in Boracay
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has temporarily suspended all dragon boat race activities in Boracay island in Malay, Aklan.

DOJ summons Trillanes over kidnapping case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday summoned former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV over a kidnapping with serious illegal detention case filed by a businesswoman, who ...

GenSan rivers negative of polio virus despite one suspected case in city - official
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) - Despite reporting that a 14-year-old boy died of polio-like illness, a city health expert said on Friday the polio virus was not detected in ...

2.6M applications for voter registration processed nationwide -- Comelec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 2.6 million applications for voter registration were processed nationwide since the start of the registration period, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday.

Tropical depression outside PAR to turn into tropical storm in 24 hours
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) may intensify into a tropical storm within 24 hours, the , Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical ...

Palace to US Senate panel: Mind your own business
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang slammed Friday the approval of a US Senate committee on an amendment to prohibit the entry of any Philippine government official involved in the alleged ...

Bangsamoro Transition Parliament establishes Special Committee on Marawi Rehabilitation
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) is working on plugging the gaps in the rehabilitation of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. The BTA on September ...

US Senate panel OKs barring PH officials involved in De Lima's detention
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philppines, September 27) -- A U.S. Senate committee has approved an amendment to a bill that seeks to ban Philippine officials involved in the continued detention of Senator ...

Treasury to borrow P220 billion in T-bills, bonds in Q4
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines-The Bureau of the Treasury will borrow P220 billion locally through the sale of T-bills and T-bonds in the fourth quarter, a lower volume as government coffers remained awash ...

Duterte eyes bilateral deals, foreign policy lecture in Russia visit
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte wants to pick up where he left off when his last trip to Russia was cut short due to the terrorist attack in Marawi City ...

Duterte eyes bilateral deals, foreign policy lecture in Russia visit
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte wants to pick up where he left off when his last trip to Russia was cut short due to the terrorist attack in Marawi City two years ago. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said ...

Duterte wants crimes linked to child trafficking tagged as non-bailable offenses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte wants offenses related to child trafficking be classified as non-bailable offenses, a senior Palace official said Friday. In a statement, Cabinet ...

Baguio school kids take climate strike to City Hall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
Some of the placards remind people about the impact of extreme weather on wildlife and even activism, stating that the top endangered species because of climate change are the tamaraws ...

Duterte to speak at Valdai forum during visit to Russia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte will speak at the plenary session of the Valdai Forum during his official visit to Russia, a first for a Philippine president. In a pre-departure ...

The Beyond Meat burger is coming to McDonald's in a Canadian test
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
(CNN) -- McDonald's will begin testing a Beyond Meat burger, giving the plant-based meat craze a major endorsement. The P.L.T. (plant, lettuce, tomato) burger will go on sale in 28 McDonald's ...

Transitflix spearheads evolution of in-transit ads
philstar.com - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Transitflix, a Philippine-based company for hypertargeted in-transit ads, launched its platform under a new name last September 6 at the F1 Hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The company was formerly known as GYPSY. "Our ...

US Senate panel approves barring of PH officials involved in De Lima detention
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A U.S. Senate panel has approved an amendment to a bill that would prohibit entry to any Philippine government official proven to be involved in the "politically ...

GM reverses course, says strikers will keep health coverage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
DETROIT - General Motors now says striking workers will get company-paid health insurance, nine days after telling the union that coverage would be cut off. The automaker said in an emailed ...

Jeff Bezos says Amazon is developing facial recognition regulations
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
(CNN) -- Amazon is crafting a set of proposed regulations to govern the use of facial recognition technology, company CEO Jeff Bezos said on Wednesday. Following a product event in Seattle, Bezos ...

Senate resolution seeks extended validity of 2019 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines - A resolution has been filed in the Senate seeking to extend the validity of the 2019 appropriations for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) and capital outlays ...

US deploys air defense systems, troops to Saudi Arabia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is sending one Patriot missile battery and four ground-based radar systems to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Thursday, in what officials describe as the first steps to ...

Pagasa: Tropical depression may enter PAR by Saturday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-27
MANILA, Philippines - A new weather disturbance may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Saturday morning, the state weather bureau said Friday. In its 4 a.m. live weather update ...

Uber is trying everything to make bikes and scooters a profitable business
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-27
(CNN) -- Uber announced a number of changes to its bike and scooter business Thursday as the company faces pressure to become profitable. Uber will give its rentable bikes and scooters more ...

Facebook is rolling out a test to hide your likes
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-26
(CNN) -- For the past decade, "likes" have been the chief currency of Facebook. It's the way we've determined how many people think our babies are cute, believe our jokes are funny and recognize ...

24-km crawl on SLEx adds to agony of Metro commute
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-26
For the second day on Thursday, residents of communities in south Metro Manila and beyond were caught in a carmageddon along the northbound lane of South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) that backed up ...

PH urges Beijing-based AIIB to cofinance MRT 4
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-26
The Philippines has urged the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to look into possibly cofinancing the proposed Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 4 with the Manila-based Asian ...

BSP cuts key interest rate anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-26
As expected, the central bank on Thursday reduced by a quarter of a percentage point the interest rate on which financial institutions in the country priced their loans to clients, citing the low ...

Geely back in PH, starts with Coolray
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-26
China-made automotive brand Geely is making a comeback in the Philippines, targeting to initially sell around 2,000 units of its Coolray SUV. The local arm of Japanese conglomerate Sojitz Corp. is ...

Pinoys not traveling, spending abroad much these days-UNWTO
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-26
Travel imports cover goods and services acquired from an economy by travelers for their own use during visits of less than one year in that economy for either business or personal purposes.

Foton launches Big AtTRUCKtion
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-26
To avail exclusive zero downpayment offers, low monthly deals, truck test drives and cash discounts up to P300,000, Foton invites all business owners, transport operators, logistics providers and ...

These contraptions are hilarious, but also useless -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2019-09-26
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 ...

AT&T redirected pen-test payloads to the FBI's Tips portal
ZDNet - 2019-09-26
One of AT&T's websites secretly redirected penetration tests to the FBI's Tips portal, putting security researchers participating in the company's bug bounty program at risk of breaking the law, ZDNet has learned. The secret redirection was found on AT&T's ...

E-Cigarettes Are Harmless, Say 1 in 5
Medscape - 2019-09-26
One in five (20%) US young adults known as Generation Z (ages 18-22) believes e-cigarettes are "harmless" and, among slightly older Millennials (ages 22-38), the percentage who believe the same is even higher -- 24%, according to a new national survey.

China commits to be a 'good neighbor' to PH, pledges to maintain regional peace, stability
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- China is committed to maintaining regional peace and stability and would like to work with the Philippines to properly manage the two countries ...

3.7 quake jolts Sarangani, General Santos City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-26
MANILA, Philippines - A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck Sarangani province at 4:47 p.m. Thursday, the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The tectonic quake ...

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 12, illnesses climb to 805
Reuters - 2019-09-26
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 805 confirmed and probable cases and 12 deaths so far from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, with the outbreak showing no signs of easing. Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Recovery from opioid addiction can take 5 years of remission
UPI.com - 2019-09-26
A constant barrage of news on America's opioid epidemic stokes feelings of hopelessness, and with good reason: Every day, more than 130 people are dying from overdoses, according to government statistics. But amid the harrowing stories, there's some good ...

NCRPO cop nabbed for drugs
philstar.com - 2019-09-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A police officer allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade was arrested by his colleagues in Muntinlupa City on Wednesday. S/Sgt. Raphael Justo, who is assigned with the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), was caught ...

2 officers hurt in Pasay jail riot
philstar.com - 2019-09-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Two jail officers were wounded when a commotion broke out in the Pasay City Jail yesterday afternoon. Jeremy Addawe and Jessie Boy Alverio sustained several stab wounds but none of them were critical, said Bureau of Jail Management ...

Health department, PhilHealth shortchanged by P28.3 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-26
SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto bared last Thursday that the Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) were "shortchanged" in "sin" tax ...

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