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Cagayan de Oro mourns for PMA cadet killed in hazing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- This city, home for Philippine Military Academy Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio, is in mourning amid official pronouncement the aspiring soldier died of hazing.

Magnitude 4.4 quake hits waters off Surigao del Sur
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 4.4 quake struck the waters off Cagwait, Surigao del Sur on Saturday afternoon, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The quake was ...

QC seeks help of private sector to impose ban on illegal parking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Quezon City government on Saturday sought the help of private business establishments to continue implement the ban for illegal parking and road obstructions as the 60 ...

Ex-DOH spokesperson Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy passes away
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Department of Health (DOH) spokesman Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy died on Saturday due to cardiac arrest. In a text message to INQUIRER.net, a DOH source said Suy passed away ...

Bulacan police kill 4 in drug busts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS -- Four suspects were killed in clashes with the police during drug operations conducted on Friday (Sept. 20) and Saturday (Sept. 21) in the City of San Jose del Monte.

Army slaps Quezon youth activist with criminal charges
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
LUCENA CITY -- The status of Quezon youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda as a communist rebel-returnee has been scrapped as the military slapped her with criminal charges. Capt. Benedict Alfonso ...

Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 civilians in south
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan official said that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said ...

China depends on foreign oil. The Saudi attack is a wake-up call
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-21
(CNN) - Last weekend's drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sent shockwaves through global energy markets and the price of crude spiking. While Saudi authorities have pledged that ...

838 pass Respiratory Therapist licensure exam -- PRC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 838 out of 1,227 examinees passed the respiratory therapist licensure examination given in September 2019, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced.

MyCube offers necessities of dorm living
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
Moving forward with its mission to deliver "quality beyond the basics," property developer DataLand Inc. recently broke ground for its first "dormitel" project. Rising along the National ...

French Minister Blasts Unauthorised Neurological Tests As 'Scandal'
International Business Times - 2019-09-20
Unauthorised trials, partly conducted in a French abbey, of hormone-steeped skin patches on hundreds of sufferers of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases, were on Friday condemned as "a scandal" by the country's health minister who ...

Mysterious Vaping Illness Update: Walmart To Ban E-Cigarettes
International Business Times - 2019-09-20
Walmart said Friday it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its U.S. locations as the number of victims of a mysterious ailment linked to vaping continues to rise. "Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e ...

WeWork's competitors are scrambling to distance themselves from the co-working giant, but many are following the same script
Business Insider - 2019-09-20
As Band-Aid is to bandage, WeWork is to flexible office space and coworking. At least, that's how flex office providers describe the public perception of the industry. When WeWork was valued at $47 billion in its a SoftBank-rolled fundraising round and ...

Google sued by engineering executive alleging she was paid 'hundreds of thousands' less than her male peers and demoted for complaining
Business Insider - 2019-09-20
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Fighting climate change is more cost-effective than cleaning up the mess, study suggests
UPI.com - 2019-09-20
Sept. 20 (UPI) --It pays to fight climate change, new research suggests. Transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources won't be cheap or easy. But new research suggests the investments will pay off in the long run. That's because the cost of ...

3 dead in Palawan road mishap
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Three students died when their motorcycle collided with a car along the highway in Bataraza, Palawan on Thursday. Police said Mervin Asmad, 14, died at the scene. Rian Miranda, 12, and Johnoder Abanes, 14, died ...

Negros anti-insurgency task force formed
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines has created a task force to address communist insurgency in Negros. Joint Task Force Negros is headed by Brig. Gen. Eric Vinoya, assistant division commander of the 3rd Infantry Division (ID).

Nimfa to exit the Philippines today
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
the state weather bureau said yesterday. Nimfa was forecast to intensify further as it remained almost stationary over the northern portion of the Philippine Sea, according to the 5 p.m. forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Pasig enforcers get body cams
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- In a bid to minimize problems with traffic enforcers, the Pasig City government equipped 190 traffic enforcers with body cameras, Mayor Vico Sotto said yesterday. "Blue boys that are corrupt? Rude? Resting while the traffic in ...

Pope decries euthanasia as Italy court considers assisted suicide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis on Friday again spoke out against assisted suicide and euthanasia, days before a top Italian court is to examine the thorny question in the largely Roman Catholic ...

African swine fever spreads to Philippine capital Manila
Nasdaq - 2019-09-20
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Company driver slain in ambush
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A company driver was killed in an ambush by three unidentified men on separate motorcycles in Sta. Cruz, Manila yesterday morning. Johnnie Etchore Jr., 31, was driving a silver mini-van and had stopped for a red light at the corner ...

Family of 4 slain in Surigao del Sur
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
BUTUAN CITY, Philippines -- A couple and their two children were found dead at their home in Purok 1, Sitio Gapas Gapas, Barangay San Pedro, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur yesterday. Capt. Ferdinand Tavares, Cantilan police chief, identified the victims as ...

DOJ: No legal basis to re-arrest Rolito Go
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has no legal basis to re-arrest convicted murderer Rolito Go as he was mistakenly included in the list of convicts freed under the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, the Department of ...

Phinma Petroleum raising stake in SC 55 West Palawan
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Phinma Petroleum and Geothermal Inc. (PPGI) is taking a bigger stake in Service Contract (SC) 55 offshore West Palawan after one of its partners withdrew from the project. The company, however, is looking for new partners to ...

Meat processors see up to P30 billion losses amid ASF scare
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The P300-billion local meat processing industry is bracing for up to P30 billion in losses should the ban on processed meat in some areas persists amid the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), the Philippine Association of Meat ...

Mastercard eyes LGU tieups for deeper financial inclusion
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Global financial services firm Mastercard Inc. plans to forge partnerships with local city governments for the introduction of payment solutions that seek to promote better urban mobility and improve financial inclusion in the country.

Air21 leads in FDA compliance
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Total logistics solutions provider, Airfreight 2100 Inc., more popularly known as Air21 is the first and only logistics provider to have received from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) its own license to operate (LTO) amongst ...

Jaycee Marcelino powers Pirates over Blazers
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
Riding the crest of a career 31-point effort in a 105-101 double overtime win over Letran last week, Noah Lugo unloaded 16 points this time, shining brightest in their key 18-6 run in the final two minutes that gave the Cardinals enough cushion to weather ...

Corruption at the BOC
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) is going after officials of the Bureau of Customs who are allegedly collaborating with several big steel manufacturers for improper import declarations that may have deprived the government of billions of ...

The attention merchants
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
The Braveheart is a powerful movie and still resonates with me. I can still remember and visualize the face of the young Mel Gibson riding on top of his stallion playing the character of William Wallace; a fictional Scottish warrior and his famous shout ...

House plenary approves 2020 budget bill
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- The ?4.1 trillion national budget for next year passed its first hurdle. The House of Representatives approved of its version of the proposed ...

Chinese e-cig maker launches product in PH amid bid to raise taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
A Chinese e-cigarette maker launched one of its brands in the Philippines on Friday, Sept. 20, hoping to draw in at least 1.5 million users in five years. This came as the Duterte administration ...

Could it *be* any more fun? Google marks 25 years of 'Friends' with Easter eggs
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-20
(CNN)-- This weekend marks 25 years since "Friends" hit TV screens -- and Google is marking the occasion with a sparkling special feature. The search engine has launched seven "Friends"-themed ...

Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Haze blown by monsoon winds from fires in Indonesia has begun affecting some areas of the Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks ...

Bicol Isarog group launches new loyalty card powered by Globe myBusiness
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
Naga City - Bicol Isarog Transport System, Inc. (BITSI) has launched a loyalty card to give back to the passengers who keep on patronizing its services when traveling to and from its various routes.

Some surrenderers found eligible for release opt to stay in jail for now
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- Some of the previously released inmates that the Justice Department has found to be entitled for release on valid grounds are refusing to leave ...

These are the companies supporting the global climate strike
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-20
(CNN) -- A handful of brands and retailers are backing the global climate strikes, as a message to government leaders that it's time to do something about the climate crisis. The American ...

PNP: Those responsible for death of PMA freshman will pay for crime
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured Friday that those behind the hazing and death of a Philippine Military Academy (PMA) freshman cadet will be punished.

PH adds Myanmar, Serbia, South Korea to pork import ban list
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
The Philippines has expanded the ban on pork imports to three more countries--Myanmar, Serbia and South Korea--with African Swine Fever (ASF) cases. The three countries were added to the updated ...

Philippines confirms 2nd case of polio
Reuters - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The Philippines health department on Friday confirmed it had detected a second case of the polio virus this week, as the virus re-emerges in the country 19 years after it was declared polio free. The second case was a five-year ...

Solons want martial law subject in college curriculum, PMA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A subject on martial law should also be taught in other universities and colleges nationwide, and not just in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. This was the ...

Coco product firm sets lower per share price for IPO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
Leading integrated coconut product manufacturer and exporter Axelum Resources Corp. has fixed the price of its initial public offering (IPO) at P5 per share. The final offering price was disclosed ...

Duterte to maintain warm Philippine-China relations to boost economy
philstar.com - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte will maintain his close ties with Beijing despite tensions in the South China Sea as he courts the Asian power for economic largesse, a Fitch unit said Friday. China claims most of the contested waters ...

Haze From Indonesian Fires Now Affecting Philippines
New York Times - 2019-09-20
... ignited fires in Indonesia has started to affect some regions in the western Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks. Landrico Dalida Jr., the deputy administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Baguio high school students launch climate strike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
Farmers, fisherfolk, and indigenous Filipinos were hit hard by the recent droughts and by typhoons Pepeng (2009) and Ompong (2018), which are extreme weather events that killed people and damaged ...

Tracking remittances and savings in one go
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- As if life working abroad is not challenging enough, sending money back home can also be a hassle sometimes. Overseas Filipino Workers often worry about two ...

No more Christmas hams? Pork producers reluctant amid swine fever scare
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- An industry group opposed the move of local government units (LGUs) to impose a ban on the entry of pork products amid cases of African swine fever, saying that jobs and incomes are at stake. The Philippine ...

Even acquitted, paroled and pardoned inmates included in GCTA list
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-20
MANILA, Philippines-Following the current list that the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has provided the Senate, Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG ...

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