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Locsin says PH 'will lose' if arbitral ruling is raised at UN
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Tedoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin believes the Philippines would lose to China if it brings to the United Nations its arbitral ...

Locsin says PH 'will lose' if arbitral ruling is raised at UN
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Tedoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin believes the Philippines would lose to China if it brings to the United Nations its arbitral ...

Senate releases 3 BuCor execs from detention
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-19
MANILA, Philippines (Updated) -- The Senate freed on Thursday the three officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) detained in the chamber for being evasive in its hearings. As chairman of ...

Philippines Declares New Polio Outbreak After 19 Years
New York Times - 2019-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine health department has declared a polio outbreak in the country nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease. Health Secretary ...

Generika, beyond business and competition
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-19
Generika Drugstore has become not only the champion but also the cornerstone of the retail drugs industry in the country over the last decade, leading the movement in introducing highly affordable ...

PH dollar surplus in August hits $493M, says BSP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-19
The Philippines posted a balance of payment surplus of $493 million in August 2019, largely due to remittances of OFWs and investments by fund managers and businessmen, according to the Bangko ...

Gimme some of that good stuff!: Healthy Meals PH provides Metro diners a healthy and sugar-free buffet alternative.
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-19
AS Christmas tunes hit the airwaves, you know it is the season once again when people would soon dine out more often than usual to meet up with loved ones and their different circles of friends ...

Senate releases three prison officials after a week in detention
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- Three officials from the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) have been released Thursday after a week of detention in ...

Hoax bomb threat disrupts classes in Mapúa University
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- Classes at the Mapúa University's campuses in Intramuros, Manila and Makati City were suspended on Thursday in the wake of a bomb scare, which ...

Nike bares three new Women's Air Force 1 styles
philstar.com - 2019-09-19
A DWR spray also helps repel damp and cold -- a final flourish for a shoe built to provide a versatile look in winter weather. Finally, the AF1 Reflective mixes pebbled weather with 3M to create visibility in low winter light. The AF1 Shadow will be ...

Solon admits requesting P400M projects in 2020 proposed budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Magsasaka Rep. Argel Cabatbat has confirmed availing of the P100-million allocation per congressman under the proposed 2020 national budget, saying his party-list even ...

Schools, airports closed as Indonesia fires spark fears for Singapore F1
philstar.com - 2019-09-19
The Indonesian government has insisted it is doing all it can to fight the blazes. But this year's fires have been worsened by dry weather and experts believe there is little chance of them being extinguished until the onset of the rainy season in October.

Educational institutions an integral part of sustainable estates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-19
Families and young professionals looking to invest in a great home understandably have their considerations. This of course easily includes being part of a community that fosters excellence and ...

Ex-CIDG chief says ranking cops involved in recycling drugs, extorting from Chinese syndicates
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- A retired police officer has revealed how rogue cops peddled illegal drugs and extorted from Chinese drug syndicates - a scheme supposedly ...

51 Chinese women rescued in suspected prostitution den in Parañaque
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) - During a police entrapment in Parañaque City, 51 women identified as Chinese nationals were rescued from a suspected prostitution den late Wednesday.

US Navy sails ship close to islands claimed by China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-19
WASHINGTON-The US Navy said that one of its destroyers had sailed close to the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Friday, asserting international freedom of navigation ...

House agri panel chair wants vets in all municipalities
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- The chairman of the House committee on agriculture on Thursday said the Local Government Code needs to be amended to provide all municipalities ...

Amid security concerns over third telco, military says Globe, Smart have towers in bases
philstar.com - 2019-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Responding to growing fears on the agreement of the military with a China-linked conglomerate, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said major telco players already have facilities inside military camps in the country. Brig.

Marikina to file charges next week vs. Rizal hog raisers for dumping dead pigs in river
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- The local government of Marikina City will file administrative and criminal cases next week against backyard and commercial hog raisers from Rizal ...

US Fed cuts key interest rate a quarter point, citing 'uncertainties'
philstar.com - 2019-09-19
WASHINGTON -- The US central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year on Wednesday, and Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell vowed to do whatever is needed to keep the economy growing. But the Fed's policy committee is divided ...

Locsin on raising arbitral award: We will lose in UN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday said the Philippines would "lose" in [the] United Nations (UN) should the country raise its arbitral victory ...

India offers 1,000 PhD fellowships to Asean
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-19
PHNOM PENH -- India has offered 1,000 PhD fellowships for Asean students to study at prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). At a budget of $45 million, the programme is set to be ...

Pagasa: Expect cloudy skies, isolated rains on Thursday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-19
In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers are ...

PMA official suspects hazing in death of young cadet
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- Hazing possibly led to the death of a cadet of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), an official said on Thursday. Cadet 4 Class Darwin Dormitorio ...

3 crucial airport projects good to go
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-19
Economic managers will discuss and likely approve at least three airport projects--including the proposed rehabilitation of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia)--when the persuasive ...

Oil stabilizes as Saudi output restoration calms market fears
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-18
Oil stabilized on signs Saudi Arabia is quickly restoring production following a debilitating weekend attack, after two tumultuous days in which it surged the most on record and then pared almost ...

7 coast guards, 1 cop get 14 years each for Taiwan fisherman slay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven Filipino coast guards and a policeman who opened fire on a Taiwanese fisherman in the Balintang Channel, between northern Philippines and southern Taiwan, were ...

Palace rejects proposal to take sea row to UN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang on Wednesday rejected the suggestion of former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario that the Philippines bring before the United Nations General Assembly its ...

Bulacan airport to break ground in December
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
Clark, Pampanga--The Department of Transportation gave food, drinks and infrastructure conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) clearance to build a P745-billion international airport complex in ...

How Google pulled the plug on a Pixel smartwatch and let Apple steal the market
Business Insider - 2019-09-18
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LunchClub raises $4M from a16z for its AI warm intro service
TechCrunch - 2019-09-18
There are apps out there that help you find friends, find dates and find your distant family histories, but when it comes to "growing your professional network," the options are shockingly bad ...

Windows Defender malware scans are failing after a few seconds
ZDNet - 2019-09-18
There's currently a major bug in Windows Defender, the free antivirus software that ships with Windows 10. Running a Quick or Full scan will fail after a few seconds and only go through a handful of files, resulting in incomplete, superficial results.

Why Has Litecoin Fallen 50% Since June?
Forbes - 2019-09-18
Litecoin prices have declined sharply from their 2019 high, suffering significant losses as the digital currency struggles with numerous challenges. The altcoin (defined as a cryptocurrency other than bitcoin) fell to as little as $62.65 late last month ...

This Startup Raised $2.7 Million To Build The Java Of Quantum Computing
Forbes - 2019-09-18
Prineha Narang, CTO and Jim Ricotta, CEO. The technology behind Aliro spun out of Narang's research. Aliro Technologies Boston-based Aliro Technologies, which is aiming to develop a hardware-agnostic quantum computing software platform, announced Wednesday ...

The Army is going all-in on killer apps for its next-generation rifle
Business Insider - 2019-09-18
An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. If the Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon program is supposed to produce the iPhone of ...

Opioid epidemic tied to doubling of dangerous heart infections
UPI.com - 2019-09-18
Addiction and overdose deaths aren't the only consequence of America's opioid epidemic. Cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have risen alarmingly, too, a new study finds. This bacterial infection, called infective endocarditis, often affects ...

Parental Jail Time May Sentence Kids to a Lifetime of Mental Illness
Medscape - 2019-09-18
Parental incarceration is associated with a significantly increased risk of mental illness in offspring that can start in childhood and extend into adulthood, new research shows. A study of more than 1400 participants showed that children of incarcerated ...

AMD has another monster 64-core Rome chip, but the big business is in smaller machines
ZDNet - 2019-09-18
AMD chief executive Lisa Su is fond of remarking in interviews that the company is going after the "high-performance" server market with its x86-compatible CPUs and its graphics processing units, but there is an important caveat: The volume of business for ...

Government targets 150 Minahang Bayan areas by 2022
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The government plans to declare around 150 Minahang Bayan areas in the next three years in line with efforts to make small-scale mining mainstream, an official of the Mines and Geosciences Board (MGB) said. In a panel discussion ...

Renewable energy could cut electricity rates by 30% -- report
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-18
On May 6, 2019, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the consumer groups, effectively voiding all PSAs that were submitted after Nov. 5, 2015, including the 3.5-gigawatt (GW) Meralco coal pipeline, mainly backed by large corporate players including company ...

Philippines urged to reconsider blanket ban on pork imports
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
WASHINGTON -- The Philippines should think twice about imposing a blanket ban on all pork imports after being hit by African swine fever. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), which represents 42 affiliated state associations in the US, said it was ...

SMC given the go signal to start works on airport
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The government finally gave the go signal for conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) to commence with the construction of the $15-billion New Manila International Airport in Bulacan. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and SMC ...

8 tanods charged for extortion, rape
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) yesterday filed criminal charges against eight volunteer peacekeeping officers of Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City who allegedly extorted money from a drug suspect.

5 slain in drug busts
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Five suspects were killed in anti-drug operations in Central Luzon on Tuesday. Noel Guilas, 60, a resident of Barangay San Bautista Betis, Guagua, Pampanga; Alberto Concepcion of Luyos, San Antonio; John Armer Romero of San Juan ...

Alfonso Cusi not keen on extending SC 38 for Malampaya project
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi is not keen on unilaterally extending service contract (SC) 38 covering the Malampaya gas project. Instead, he is open to renegotiate the Malampaya contract with the current consortium led by Shell ...

Term deposit rates mixed as oil, ASF fan inflation fears
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Term deposits fetched mixed results yesterday as the weekend attack on the oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia allegedly perpetuated by Iran fanned inflation concerns. The yield of the seven-day term deposits eased by 1.63 ...

Pregnant woman nabbed in drug sting
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A pregnant woman was apprehended for alleged possession of P30,000 worth of shabu during a sting in Quezon City on Tuesday night. Mira Bastiner, 44, who is seven months pregnant, was allegedly selling narcotics in violation of ...

Traders on sidelines ahead of rate cut announcements, PSEi slips
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market ended in negative territory yesterday, down 16.94 points, or 0.21 percent, to end at 7,915.29. Traders said stock market investors did not have much incentive to go back to the market and would rather wait for the ...

8 Coast Guard personnel convicted of homicide in 2013 death of Taiwanese fisherman
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Members of The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) were found guilty in the 2013 homicide of a Taiwanese fisherman in the Balintang Channel near Batanes ...

Mar Roxas tells Ombudsman GCTA rules consistent with law
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas told the Office of the Ombudsman that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the expanded Good Conduct ...

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