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Study: At-home blood pressure monitors work best for black patients
UPI.com - 2019-09-17
Sept. 17 (UPI) --At-home blood pressure monitors provide benefit to black patients more than white patients, a new study says. The screenings are less expensive, more accurate and easier to obtain than those taken at the doctor's office, according to ...

Even hefty shark pups struggle on degraded reefs
UPI.com - 2019-09-17
Sept. 17 (UPI) --It's better to be born small and grow up around healthy coral reefs than born big and be relegated to degraded reefs. According to a new study, bigger, heavier shark pups that live near struggling reefs fare worse than their smaller peers ...

Ceza chief suspends ops of fintech locators amid investment scam probe
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-17
Ceza Chief Fintech and Cryptocurrency Business Officer Mike Gerald C. David said the agency is issuing a directive temporarily preventing its fintech locators from operating in Metro Manila.

London police and Facebook move to stop live streaming of terror attacks
Business Insider - 2019-09-17
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Cokie Roberts Cause Of Death: Respected Jounalist Dies At 75
International Business Times - 2019-09-17
Cokie Roberts, known for her political commentating and reporting efforts, has died at age 75 due to a long battle with breast cancer. Roberts was diagnosed and successfully treated for the illness in 2002. However, according to her family, complications ...

Duterte wants DENR in charge of Pasig River rehab commission
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants to dissolve the Pasig River rehabilitation body and put the Department of Environment and Natural Resources ...

Duterte believes new BuCor chief is innocent of murder charges
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he was aware of allegations against the new Corrections bureau chief, but adds he does not believe them. Speaking to ...

Pagasa monitoring tropical storm, 2 LPAs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday said it is monitoring three weather disturbances in the country.

PDEA chief on errant cops: They must be fired, charged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Police officers who "recycle" illegal drugs seized during operations sully the image of law enforcers, said Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino ...

Rains to continue as 'Nimfa' moves over PH Sea
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- The weather bureau said late Tuesday rains will pour over parts of the country as Tropical Depression Nimfa continues on its northwest path.

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for September 18
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) - A number of local governments in Luzon have decalred the suspension of classes on Wednesday, September 18, due to bad weather.

Senate expresses condolences to family of late Senator Espina
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution expressing condolences to the family of former senator Rene Espina who recently passed away due to kidney complications.

Duterte wants to rush release of sick, elderly inmates; deplores rise of homosexuality in Bilibid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday vowed to fast track the release of sick and elderly prisoners in the wake of controversies on the release of heinous crimes convicts ...

FinTech Alliance commits to code of ethics
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- FinTech Alliance.PH, which groups financial technology and digital firms, has committed to promote a code of ethics and adopt a code of conduct for responsible lending following the move of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) to ...

PAL bags new 4-star major airline rating
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Airline customers have given Philippine Airlines (PAL) the thumbs up for the quality of its service, with the flag carrier receiving a new four-star major airline rating from a US-based air travel organization. PAL said it has ...

AC Energy ramping up capacity, targets leadership in renewables
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Ayala Group plans to build 2,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy (RE) capacity in the next six years to transform Phinma Energy Corp.--to be renamed AC Energy Philippines Inc.--as the leader in RE development in the country.

Government picks up spending in August
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government picked up the pace of its spending in the first eight months as line agencies started to shift its gears and implement catch up measures to offset the impact of the 2019 budget delay, the Department of Budget ...

SEC clamps down on financing, lending firms
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is tightening rules on financing and lending companies, particularly with respect to their various modes of advertisements. In an interview, SEC Commissioner Kelvin Lester Lee said they ...

NCRPO denies drug recycling by cops
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar denied yesterday that rogue policemen continue to recycle and sell seized drugs in Metro Manila. Eleazar said he appreciated the support of ...

Man kills daughter in Cavite
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- A woman was allegedly shot dead by her father in Barangay Punta I, Tanza, Cavite on Monday. The victim was identified as Mariel Imatong, 42. Police said the victim could have been dead for around 10 hours when her ...

Sulu suicide bomber a woman, PNP confirms
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A foreign-looking person who detonated a bomb near a military checkpoint in Indanan, Sulu last week was a woman, the Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed yesterday. PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said 20 human tissue ...

2 hurt in Samar landslide
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines -- Two persons were injured when a landslide hit Purok 5, Barangay Mercedes, Catbalogan, Samar yesterday amid heavy rains. The Catbalogan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said three houses made of light ...

Pagasa warns vs haze from Indonesia forest fires
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned residents of Palawan and Tawi-Tawi of poor visibility due to haze from forest fires in Indonesia. "We warn our fishermen against low ...

CA junks Perfecto Yasay Jr. plea to lift arrest order
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Former foreign affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. failed to get relief from the Court of Appeals (CA) to nullify the arrest order issued against him by the Manila regional trial court (RTC) on charges of bank fraud. In a three ...

4 suspects, SAF commando slain in Tawi-Tawi drug bust
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Four drug suspects and a police Special Action Force (SAF) commando were killed while two other anti-drug operatives were wounded in a shootout during a sting in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi yesterday. The slain SAF commando was ...

Utilize funds, SK execs told
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials should start utilizing their funds, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government. DILG spokesman Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said SK officials could use their budget ...

Low-pressure area intensifies into Nimfa
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
Ezra Bulquerin, weather specialist at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the trough or outer periphery of Nimfa will bring scattered rains over the Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region ...

83-year-old mansion in Negros goes up in smoke
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
BACOLOD CITY--An 83-year-old mansion in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental went up in smoke on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Senior Insp. Arden Bedona, Cadiz fire chief, said an investigation is being conducted ...

Just 2 Labs in the World House Smallpox. The One in Russia Had an Explosion.
Live Science - 2019-09-17
A fire reportedly broke out yesterday (Sept. 16) after an explosion at a secret lab in Russia, one of only two places in the world where the variola virus that causes smallpox is kept. One person was reported injured and transferred to a nearby burn center.

Duterte to fast-track release of old prisoners in Bilibid
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he will ask prison officials or Justice Secretary Menarod Guevarra to fast track the release of aging prisoners at ...

San Miguel assures public pork meat, products are swine fever-free
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- San Miguel Foods, Inc. on Tuesday assured that its pork meat and products are safe to eat and are free from African Swine Fever (ASF). "We believe ...

Senate hearing tackles creation of Department of OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A Senate budget hearing on Tuesday tackled a proposed measure seeking to establish a new department to look after the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFW). During the ...

China will release 10,000 tons of pork from its national reserves
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
(CNN) -- China will release 10,000 metric tons of pork from its central reserves this week in a bid to stabilize soaring pork prices and cope with a swine fever crisis that has wiped out roughly ...

Recto hits Lorenzana for ignorance on AFP deal with China-linked telco
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- "If the Secretary of DND (Department of National Defense) was left clueless about the China Telecom-AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) deal in his own backyard, then ...

LPA off Batanes becomes Tropical Depression Nimfa
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
The state weather bureau said it is moving almost stationary. "Nimfa" packs maximum sustained winds of 55 km per hour near the center and gusts of up to 70 kph. No Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal has been hoisted yet over any part of the country but the ...

Philippines: Worst dengue outbreak in years kills over a thousand
Al Jazeera English - 2019-09-17
Katelyn was pronounced dead on September 8. Over the past months, the Philippines has been grappling to stem its worst dengue outbreak since 2012. According to the Department of Health, a total of 271,480 dengue cases were reported from January to August ...

Health care woe: P257B needed but DOH gets only P160B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) needed P257 billion to roll out the Universal Health Care (UHC) law, but was given only P160 billion. Health secretary Francisco Duque III ...

Facebook to stop news headline changes from advertisers
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- Facebook said Monday it is working to stop advertisers from changing headlines in links to news stories after concerns raised by a British political party's altering of one such link. The leading social network confirmed ...

Cayetano seeks 2020 budget realigment to increase funds for health, education
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano bared his plans to realign items under the proposed ?4.1 trillion 2020 budget to fund more projects for the ...

ADB president resigns
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- The president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has resigned, paving the way for an election for a new leader of the international lender.

DOLE assessing possible repatriation of OFWs in Saudi Arabia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said it still assessing the possible repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia, which has ...

20 dead as truck falls down ravine in South Cotabato
philstar.com - 2019-09-17
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- A truck fell down a ravine in T'Boli town in South Cotabato province on Tuesday, leaving 20 people dead. Mayor Dibu Tuan confirmed the number of fatalities in the accident that also left 12 others injured. "The truck was full ...

Living the high life at The Estate Makati
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- The Estate Makati will soon inject new life into modern city life, offering a breathtaking horizon in the middle of all the action. A joint venture between ...

Abused wives recount tales of anguish, despair at divorce bill hearing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines - One was abandoned while another nearly committed suicide because of a violent, abusive husband. Ma. Stella Sibonga and Len Arcilla, both of the Divorce Coalition of the ...

Oil shock hits a global economy that's already on shaky ground
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-17
(CNN) -- Washington and Beijing are locked in a bitter trade war involving tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods. Consumer and business sentiment is suffering as global ...

How this millennial found his calling in life insurance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
24-year-old Benjamin Earl V. Hernal--Jarel to his friends--had big plans of helping people at a young age. He took AB Humanities in Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) as a pre-law course ...

2 low pressure areas monitored
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-16
The other weather system was estimated 895 km east northeast of Basco, Batanes province. Pagasa weather specialist Ariel Rojas said the LPA spotted east of the country was caused by Marilyn ...

SEC issues cease-and-desist orders vs 19 lending apps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-16
MANILA, Philippine -- More online lending companies may soon face government scrutiny after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday said it had issued cease-and-desist orders ...

Leap of faith on Citira bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-16
Last week, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act (Citira). Formerly named Tax Reform for Attracting Better ...

Chinese eye Mindanao rail
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-16
DAVAO CITY--At least four Chinese companies have already expressed interest to build an P82.9-billion segment of the Mindanao railway project (MRP), government officials said. Eymard Eje ...

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