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Woman arrested after throwing liquid on California Senate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-14
SACRAMENTO, California -- California police have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate, splashing onto ...

Philippines slams the door on world's plastic waste
NIKKEI - 2019-09-14
MANILA -- The Philippines is getting serious about plastic waste imported illegally from developed countries, announcing in August that it would impose a three-month moratorium on waste-related ...

Authorities closely watching Luzon amid swine fever outbreak
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- The whole of Luzon is under close monitoring as authorities try to contain an outbreak of the African Swine Fever in the country. The highly ...

DOJ mulls seeking review of law that weakened its control over BuCor
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- The Department of Justice may have to regain greater control of the beleaguered Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) following the questionable release of ...

Cop, 6 others nabbed for allegedly peddling shabu, marijuana in Taguig
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A police officer and six other cohorts were arrested after shabu and marijuana were seized from them during a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on Friday night, police said ...

Kin of Filipino sailor who died after going overboard in Italy wait for his remains
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-14
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol -- The family of the Filipino mariner who died after going overboard from a cruise ship in Livorno, Italy is waiting for the arrival of his remains. A relative of Marvin ...

Bulacan has highest HIV cases in Central Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-14
CITY OF MALOLOS - Bulacan has treated 2,270 patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as of May since 1984, the highest HIV prevalence recorded in Central Luzon, according to experts at ...

China's gambling on a nuclear future, but is it destined to lose?
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-14
(CNN) - Panicked shoppers thronged supermarket aisles, grabbing bags of salt by the armful. They queued six deep outside wholesalers. Most went home with only one or two bags; the lucky ones ...

Most parts of PH to experience improved weather ahead of 'Marilyn' exit
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) - Most parts of Luzon and Mindanao will experience improved weather ahead of the exit of Tropical Depression 'Marilyn' from Philippine territory ...

Cloudy skies on Saturday over Visayas, Zamboanga, parts of Luzon -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The southwest monsoon or "habagat" will bring cloudy skies over Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula and parts of Luzon on Saturday, the state weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m ...

Fugitive ex-priest sentenced to 30 years in sex abuse case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-14
SANTA FE, N.M. -- A former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced Friday in New Mexico to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an ...

Duterte starts major revamp at BuCor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines-President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered next-in-rank employees to temporarily assume the duties of prison officials who were suspended for the controversial early release of ...

BSP mint, printing complex to move to Clark by 2022
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will move its coin minting and currency printing complex to the new government complex that the Duterte administration is building 100 kilometers north of Metro ...

US-PH reaffirm mutual defense, plan 300 security cooperation activities
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- The United States and the Philippines on Friday reaffirmed their long-standing defense alliance, lining up over 300 security cooperation activities ...

AllHome narrows IPO price range
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
Tycoon Manuel Villar Jr.-led home improvement retailer AllHome Corp. has narrowed its initial public offering (IPO) guidance to a price range that suggests a maximum equity deal of P18.06 billion.

NOW capital restructuring OKd
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
Listed NOW Corp. has secured regulatory approval to restructure its capital, a prelude to potential fund-raising to support its broadband business. NOW said on Friday that the Securities and ...

SMC to redeem P6.8B in preferred shares
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is set to redeem P6.78 billion worth of preferred shares issued seven years ago as part of a landmark capital market deal. The move will pare down a costly ...

Household cures for household accidents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
We feel most secure in our own homes. Sometimes, however, accidents happen even at our very own safe place. You forgot to use a potholder while taking out that pan of chocolate chip cookies you ...

A new home of adventures in the South is coming
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
The South has long become a favored residential destination of many urbanites who have opted to trade the intoxicating excitement of city life for the comfort and solace of the suburbs. A cursory ...

Catholics to mark 500th year of Christianization sans Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
This was the response of the spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte to the pronouncements of President Duterte that he would not support the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the ...

dusitD2 Hotel makes waves in Davao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
The dusitD2 Hotel in Davao City is easy to spot in the emerging business district of Lanang. The three towers stand out as they exude grace and dynamism amid the constant hum of this highly ...

The alien wife wins
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
Jers, a Filipino, and Chi, a Japanese, met, loved and wed. They made their Parañaque house and lot their love nest. The title of the property was was registered in the name of Jers, married to Chi.

Major online cashback platform ShopBack sees growth in local e-commerce business
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-13
Singapore-based ShopBack recently said online shopping will continue to grow in the Philippines as majority of Filipinos spend an average of 10 hours on the Internet daily. Prashant Kala, country ...

Researchers produce blackest black material to date
UPI.com - 2019-09-13
Sept. 13 (UPI) --Material engineers at MIT have produced the blackest black material to date, 10 times blacker than previous record-black materials. The material is composed of microscopic filaments of carbon. In the lab, scientists grew a forest of ...

ED Docs Can Identify Patients Likely to Die Within 1 Month
Medscape - 2019-09-13
Emergency department (ED) physicians who answered the question "Would you be surprised if your patient died in the next 1 month?" could identify patients over age 65 years who indeed died within a month, according to results of a study published online ...

5 biggest iPhone 11 upgrades (that AREN'T the camera!)
Mashable - 2019-09-13
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 ...

UVA abandons aggressive debt collection, suspends 12 lawsuits against patients
UPI.com - 2019-09-13
Sept. 13 (UPI) --The University of Virginia Health System will abandon its aggressive billing and collection tactics that forced some patients into bankruptcy, according to reports. The Charlottesville, Va.-based health system announced Friday it will ...

'What is the Apple Research app?': What you need to know about Apple's upcoming health-research program for Apple Watch users
Business Insider - 2019-09-13
Apple has announced a new Research app for the Apple Watch, designed to allow US Apple Watch owners to participate in health research studies. The app was revealed at the Apple Event on September 10, where new products like the iPhone 11, Apple Watch ...

Congress is investigating Apple's control of the market for iPhone repairs
Business Insider - 2019-09-13
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Congress is investigating Apple's control of the market for iPhone repairs
Business Insider - 2019-09-13
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Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake, Regulate Big Tech
NPR - 2019-09-13
Regulate us. That's the unexpected message from one of the country's leading tech executives. Microsoft President Brad Smith argues that governments need to put some "guardrails" around engineers and the tech titans they serve. If public leaders don't, he ...

FDA, EU Investigating Probable Carcinogen in Heartburn Meds
Medscape - 2019-09-13
Drug regulators in the United States and Europe are investigating medicines that contain ranitidine (multiple brands) for the presence of the probable carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), the same impurity that fueled a recall of numerous so-called ...

Bill Gates reveals the one thing his tech 'rival,' the late Steve Jobs, was always better at -- enthralling an audience
Business Insider - 2019-09-13
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UPDATE: 5.3 quake sends people fleeing buildings, halts trains and classes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck off Polillo Island in Quezon and shook a large swath of Luzon, sending panicked people fleeing from buildings in Metro Manila. Train ...

Veterans with PTSD, anxiety turn to beekeeping for relief
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-13
One veteran who completed the program wants to start a honey mustard business; another wants to make lip balms using bee wax. At the University of Minnesota, Rebecca Masterman runs its bee squad.

Sandigan denies bid of hospital execs to junk graft case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines-The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has denied the bid of officials of the East Avenue Medical Center to have their graft case thrown out. In a resolution, the antigraft court ...

Tropical depression Marilyn slows down
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
With maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph, it is almost stationary, the state weather bureau said. "Starting Friday until this morning (Saturday), frequent light to moderate with occasional heavy ...

Mayors threaten to file TRO vs Universal Health Care
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- City and municipal mayors have threatened to seek a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) program due to misgivings on turning over health workers and facilities to ...

Meralco inks 1,200 MW power supply deals
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- After conducting its first successful bidding, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) signed power supply agreements (PSAs) with Phinma Energy Corp., San Miguel Energy Corp. and South Premiere Power Corp. (SPPC) to supply 1,200 megawatts (MW ...

Driver of ex-Pangasinan governor dies after ambush
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
SAN CARLOS CITY, Philippines -- The driver of former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino Jr. died on Thursday night, a day after they were ambushed by at least 10 armed assailants in Barangay Magtaking in this city. Agapito Cuison died while being treated in ...

Stocks recover, but gains muted ahead of IPO rush
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market ended in positive territory yesterday but gains were somewhat muted as investors may be preparing for the robust IPO pipeline, traders said. Thus, the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended at 7,992 ...

Thousands flee Zamboanga flash floods
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Thousands of residents here were evacuated as flash floods inundated 11 barangays due to incessant rains caused by the southwest monsoon, disaster officials announced yesterday. The local weather bureau said the southwest ...

BSP mint facility in Clark to be completed in 2 years
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
CAPAS, Tarlac, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to complete the planned smart, green, and modern currency production facility in a 29.22-hectare complex at the New Government Administrative Center (NGAC) here in the New Clark ...

Diokno sees earlier action on rate cut, RRR reduction
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
CAPAS, TARLAC, Philippines -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said the next monetary action through another interest rate cut or the reduction of the reserve requirement ratio could come as early as this month due to easing inflation.

House OKs CITIRA bill
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading a bill reducing the 30 percent income tax on thousands of corporations to 20 percent over 10 years starting next year. The proposed law also rationalizes the ...

Sara Duterte warns vs name dropper
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio yesterday warned the public against a trader who has been using her name for a money-making scheme. "It has come to my attention that a middleman for the trade of fossilized taklobo or giant clams ...

Duterte unveils P1.3-billion Bataan capitol building
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
BALANGA CITY, Philippines -- President Duterte led the inauguration on Thursday of the P1.3-billion Bataan provincial capitol building. Duterte also inaugurated the Bataan Government Center and Business Hub known as the "Bunker." In his speech, the ...

EAMC execs fail in bid to shorten graft trial
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has denied a motion by three ranking officials of the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) to seek the dismissal of the graft cases against them without presenting their counter-evidence. In a resolution promulgated ...

Student nabbed in Pasay drug sting
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- An 18-year-old student was arrested in a drug bust in Pasay City on Thursday night. The student was apprehended near his house after allegedly selling methamphetamine or shabu to Cpl. Cleophas Cabasag, according to a police report.

Automotive and mobility leaders join hands with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) for safer roads
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-13
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