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Defying China, Duterte decides to keep online gambling in Philippines
NIKKEI - 2019-09-04
MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said online gambling in the Philippines will continue over vocal opposition from Beijing, which has called for a crackdown on the industry.

Duterte says no longer insisted on further response after Xi rejected arbitral ruling again
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he no longer insisted on a further response from Chinese President Xi Jinping after raising the arbitral ruling and ...

DTI signs ease-of-doing-business partnership with DoF agencies
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-04
THE Trade department said it sought to expand collaboration between other government agencies and its investments promotion units network (IPU Net), through the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MoA). In a statement Wednesday, the Department of Trade ...

House budget committee wants higher tourism budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4)-- Lawmakers wanted to restore cuts in the proposed budget of the Department of Tourism (DoT) for 2020. The agency's original budget proposal was ?4.3 ...

Duterte: Convicts released under GCTA have 15 days to turn themselves in
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has given a deadline for all convicts released under the controversial good conduct time allowances (GCTA) to turn ...

An American woman is being held in the Philippines after she tried to board a plane with a baby in her bag
Business Insider - 2019-09-04
CNN Philippines reported that the baby was just six-days-old, but immigration officials could not confirm the age of the child to Insider.

Duterte fires Faeldon for 'disobeying' his order
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon for supposedly disobeying his order to stop the release of ...

Panelo did not break any law by referring Sanchez letter - Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte defended on Wednesday his spokesman, Salvador Panelo, for referring to the Board Pardons and Parole (BPP) the application for executive clemency ...

Duterte to freed heinous crime convicts: Surrender now
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Wednesday the nearly 2,000 released heinous crime convicts to surrender. "If you do not, then beginning at this hour, you are a fugitive ...

Bersamin: Dismissal of same-sex marriage petition sets no precedent
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Wednesday clarified that the Supreme Court has not resolved anything about same-sex marriage. Bersamin said the high ...

Give cash aid to small farmers following drop in palay price -- solon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Cash grants and concessional loans should be given to small and big rice farmers, respectively, following the drop in palay (unhusked rice) price in the country, Albay 2nd ...

DOLE finds GMA violated work safety regulations in Eddie Garcia accident
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) found that TV network GMA and its contractors committed three work safety violations related to the ...

Hong Kong stocks are having their best day of the year
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
(CNN) -- Hong Kong stocks are on track for their best day of the year. The Hang Seng Index rallied 3.7% in afternoon trading, putting it on pace for its best day since last November. It was ...

Decommissioning of MILF fighters, weapons begins September 7
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4)-- In line with the rebel group's 2014 peace deal with the government, thousands of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters prepare for ...

DOLE eyes submitting new anti-contractualization bill to Congress this month
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- The Labor department said it will be submitting to Congress by the end of September a new version of the Security of Tenure bill -- a measure which ...

Locsin: Only China seems keen on joint exploration of WPS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines will have to conduct its oil and gas exploration on the West Philippine Sea with China as no other country seems interested in doing so, Foreign Affairs ...

Potential tropical cyclone enters PAR
philstar.com - 2019-09-04
Weather forecasters are not ruling out the possibility that it may become a tropical cyclone within 48 hours. If it does, the weather disturbance will be named "Marilyn"--the 13th tropical cyclone to affect the country this year. Meanwhile ...

Duterte discussed Chinese warships intrusion with Xi, says Lorenzana
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte brought up with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping the unauthorized presence of its warships in Philippine waters, Defense Secretary Delfin ...

What The Johnson & Johnson Opioid Ruling Means For The Cannabis Industry
International Business Times - 2019-09-04
In late August, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was hit with a hefty $572 million fine for its role in the opioid crisis in Oklahoma, which was still not as bad as it could have been. In what could prove to be a monumental case in the U.S., it could just be ...

Telegram secretly plans 'Gram' cryptocurrency
philstar.com - 2019-09-04
MOSCOW, Russia -- Working in secrecy for a year, the Telegram messaging service has a plan: to beat Facebook in the race to launch a cryptocurrency with its new project "Gram". Little is known about Gram, but media reports say Russian-founded Telegram ...

Locsin on dengue: Who is the criminal idiot who stopped vaccination?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr. on Wednesday posed one question: "Who is the criminal idiot who stopped vaccination?"

Locsin: PH, China joint exploration to continue 'unless other people step up'
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Tedoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin said only China has expressed interest in a joint oil and gas exploration with the Philippines ...

Singapore president to visit PH next week -- DFA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Singaporean President Halimah Yacob will be visiting the Philippines next week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday. In a statement, the DFA said that ...

Tour bus crashes on wet New Zealand road; 5 Chinese killed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A tour bus carrying Chinese tourists flipped in rainy weather near a New Zealand tourist town Wednesday morning, killing five Chinese nationals and seriously injuring ...

Sotto: A man will never become a woman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines-- "If you are a man, you will never be a woman no matter what you do." Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III did not mince words when he made this remark on ...

Some religious leaders back SOGIE bill
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- Some religious leaders on Wednesday backed the bill that protects members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community ...

C Estates unveils first tokenized properties in Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines joins cities like New York, Amsterdam and Seoul as pioneers in digital property investment using blockchain technology. Two residential condominium properties in Makati City have become the first successfully ...

Private sector economists slash Singapore 2019 growth forecast to 0.6%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
SINGAPORE - Private sector economists have sharply lowered their forecast for growth in the Singapore economy this year to 0.6 per cent, from the 2.1 percent expansion they saw in June ...

Pacquiao to Faeldon: Take leave to spare Duterte from shame
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- Senator Manny Pacquiao urged embattled Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon to temporarily step down to spare President Rodrigo Duterte from ...

Panelo confirms meeting Sanchez family twice in Malacañang
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador "Sal" Panelo on Wednesday said he met with the family of Antonio Sanchez twice in Malacañang over their ...

Bersamin says same-sex marriage bid ditched in SC for having no substance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
LIVE: Looking back with Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin. ? INQUIRER.net ??? 2019?9?3??? MANILA, Philippines-The petition on same-sex marriage has no substance which was why the ...

PH now on China's side in seeking revision of UNCLOS - Locsin
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- China has agreed to ask for permission to pass through Philippine waters, Foreign Affairs Secretary Tedoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin said Wednesday.

US admiral: Drill with Asean a positive step towards more networked region
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
SINGAPORE -- The inaugural Asean-US Maritime Exercise, which began on Monday, is a positive step towards building a more networked region, a top United States naval officer overseeing security ...

Philippines hits Vietnam with new tariffs on cement imports
NIKKEI - 2019-09-04
The duty is lower than the 297 pesos per metric ton recommended by the Philippines' Tariff Commission last month. Citing potential damage to its domestic cement sector, the Philippines last year ...

American woman arrested at NAIA for hiding 6-day-old Filipino baby in luggage
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- Immigration officials held a middle-aged American woman hiding a six-day-old baby in her luggage at the airport on Wednesday. Jennifer Talbot, 43 ...

PNP-HPG: Lady cops on motorbikes to help ease traffic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines - Forty-eight motorcycle-riding policewomen have been deployed by the Philippine National Police - Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) to help ease vehicular traffic ...

PAGASA monitoring potential tropical cyclone off Mindanao
philstar.com - 2019-09-04
In a briefing late Wednesday morning, PAGASA weather specialist Loriedin De La Cruz said the agency is "closely monitoring" a low pressure area outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The LPA was last spotted 1,050 kilometers east northeast of ...

Cemex plans $250M stock rights offer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines-Cement-maker Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc. has received the green light from its board to raise as much as $250 million from the sale of new shares to existing investors.

Passenger held at NAIA for trying to transport baby in luggage
philstar.com - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 1:35 p.m.) -- An American passenger has been held at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by the Immigration bureau for attempting to transport a six-day-old child in her luggage. The Immigration bureau said the passenger, a ...

'Liwayway' to drench Luzon as it intensifies further
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) - Typhoon 'Liwayway' has gained strength and may bring more rain in some parts of Luzon even after it is expected to exit from the Philippine ...

Facebook rolls out face recognition to all users but says it will be off by default
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-04
(CNN) - Facebook is now offering facial-recognition features to all of its users, but says it will keep the capabilities turned off by default. In a blog post Tuesday, Facebook said facial ...

Slave to sachets: How poverty worsens the plastics crisis in the Philippines
YAHOO! - 2019-09-04
The Philippines' law on solid waste is poorly ... "They are not really changing the true nature of their business," Hernandez said of the multinationals. "The plastics industry is slated to ...

PSEi slumps to 7,800 on trade war jitters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
The local stock barometer slumped to the 7,800 level on Tuesday, but some investors found relief in the sustained rise of nickel mining stocks. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi ...

NFA urged to relax rules on palay procurement, buy more from farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-03
Sen. Cynthia Villar has urged the National Food Authority (NFA) to relax its procurement requirements so more farmers would be able to sell their produce to the agency. Villar is the chair of the ...

Facebook just made a huge change to a fundamental feature after its $5 billion clash with the FTC
Business Insider - 2019-09-03
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. The word "in". A stylized letter F. Three evenly spaced dots forming an ellipsis: "..

YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI will fight head-to-head, again, in a boxing match without headgear on November 9 in LA
Business Insider - 2019-09-03
Logan Paul and KSI, two of YouTube's biggest personalities, will face off in the boxing ring again in November for a much-hyped rematch. The follow-up fight will take place November 9 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, a 21,000-capacity arena home to the ...

MRI, CT scan use continues to rise, in spite of health risks
UPI.com - 2019-09-03
Sept. 3 (UPI) --In spite of calls from health professionals to reduce the overuse of medical imaging -- and lower the health risks it carries -- the number of computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans is still on the rise in the United ...

Walmart to limit ammunition sales after mass shooting in Texas store
International Business Times - 2019-09-03
Walmart will halt sales of ammunition for handguns and some military-style rifles, the company announced Tuesday, calling the status quo on firearms in the United States "unacceptable." The moves came a month after a deadly shooting at an El Paso, Texas ...

How a flailing purple bird became a cautionary tale for the pitfalls of viral fame
The Verge - 2019-09-03
In February 2017, a GIF of a flailing purple dove from a Facebook sticker set called "Trash Doves" was seemingly everywhere, popping up in never-ending chains of comment threads. But after achieving viral fame, the sticker set led to a litany of issues ...

For The First Time Ever, You Can Book An Uber Ride Without A Phone
Forbes - 2019-09-03
In late August, Uber began piloting a new self-service kiosk booking technology at Toronto Pearson International, the largest and busiest airport in Canada. These new self-service kiosks--located at Terminal 3 near international arrivals--allow, for the ...

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