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1,092 new HIV/AIDS cases reported in May
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 1,000 new HIV/AIDS cases, including three pregnant women, were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) last May, a report showed yesterday. Based on the May 2019 HIV/AIDS Registry of the Philippines prepared by the DOH ...

Ex-DFA chief posts P.24-million bail
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- A day after saying he would not post bail until he faces the judge trying the case against him, former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. posted bail yesterday. Yasay was still at the Manila Doctors ...

Food poisoning downs 38 BOC trainees
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 38 Bureau of Customs (BOC) police trainees were hospitalized for food poisoning yesterday. Dr. Fresco Yapendon of the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Center said 87 trainees were rushed to the hospital but only 38 had ...

DILG suspends North Cotabato governor
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered the 90-day suspension of North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco over the fertilizer fund scam. The DILG served the suspension order on Catamco on Thursday afternoon.

Philippines remains compliant with seafarers standards
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has remained in the global list of countries compliant with International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced ...

Analyst: Higher 2020 budget to accelerate economic growth
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- The proposed 2020 national budget is much higher than the 2019 budget, and an economist said that this is a good thing for the economy. The proposed ...

Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty.

Rapist, murderer Sanchez continues to feign innocence
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines--Rape and murder convict Antonio Sanchez, once the powerful mayor of a small town in Laguna, continued to deny the crimes for which he is serving at least seven life sentences.

PH may sign Mindanao railway loan with China during Duterte-Xi meet - Pernia
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23)-- The Philippines could secure a formal loan deal for the Mindanao Railway project when President Rodrigo Duterte visits China next week. Secretary ...

PH seeks better working conditions for OFWs in Saudi through labor pact
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government is seeking to better protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia through a bilateral employment agreement with the middle eastern ...

Globe debunks health misconceptions on cell towers
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. has debunked health misconceptions on cell towers as the company reiterated its call for the need of more cell sites to address poor internet connectivity in the country. "We are urging everyone to ...

Globe enterprise division signs 17 reseller deals
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-23
These partners will now be accredited to resell the products and business solutions of Globe myBusiness in their respective regions. "We would like to celebrate our partnership with these resellers which we believe is key in further reaching out to MSMEs.

LIST: Canceled domestic flights on August 23 due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Several domestic flights were canceled Friday due to the prevailing inclement weather in parts of Luzon, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said. In an ...

Hataman slams AFP official over remark on Jabidah Massacre
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Deputy Speaker and Basilan Rep. Mujiv on Friday chided a military official for describing the Jabidah Massacre as the "original fake news." "We Moros have been ...

No Pogo company in PH are operated by Chinese -- Pagcor exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) on Friday assured that no offshore gaming company in the country is operated by Chinese firms. "No companies are ...

38 BOC police trainees rushed to hospital over suspected food poisoning
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Thirty-eight police trainees of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) were brought to a hospital in Manila on Friday due to suspected food poisoning. In an initial statement, BOC ...

PCSO wants to be tax-exempt
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-23
000 in fringe benefit tax, and P564.3 million in corporate income tax. Lagman said he "could agree" with Garma that the lawmakers must rationalize the tax liabilities of the state firm ...

Cops raid two spas in Quezon City, save 21 women
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Twenty-one victims of alleged human trafficking have been rescued after police agents conducted separate entrapment operations in two spas in Quezon City. A La Loma police ...

AirAsia to passengers: Discard pork-related products upon arrival at Panglao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Tourists and other travelers flying to Bohol via AirAsia are advised to dispose of all pork and pork-related products at designated bins at the Panglao Airport due to the ...

Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
... security program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation think tank in Waterloo, Ontario, who is now a professor at Carleton University. He noted the desire by some there to ...

Chinese survey ship spotted in PH EEZ again
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... assistant professor of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the US Naval War College, shared Wednesday on Twitter that Chinese survey ship Zhang Jian has ...

5 Surprising health benefits of being in a happy relationship
SPIN - 2019-08-23
A study from the University of Pittsburgh has discovered that individuals ... Couples with a healthy sex life have been observed to be healthier overall. Unfortunately, the National and Social Life Survey has discovered that sexual dysfunction happens ...

P6.8 million in shabu seized in Marawi buy-bust
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Authorities on Thursday seized P6.8 million worth of shabu from two drug dealers arrested in an entrapment operation in Marawi City. Suspects Alexander Dayondong Aliponto and Adam Pandiin were arrested in the act of selling a ...

'Ineng' slightly speeds up, may exit PAR on Saturday evening
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Severe Tropical Storm Ineng (Bailu) has slightly gained speed as it heads north northwest, state weather bureau PAGASA said in a bulletin issued late Friday morning. "Ineng" is now moving at 25 kilometers per hour from the ...

Guanzon: Cardema is greedy for kicking out wife to be party-list rep
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- If not for the "greediness" of disqualified Duterte Youth representative Ronald Cardema, his wife would have been qualified for the position in the first place ...

Floyd Mayweather Sr. 'pretty sure' son will fight Manny Pacquiao again
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Floyd Mayweather Sr. said he was "pretty sure" that a rematch between his son and Manny Pacquiao will happen. In an interview with TMZ Sports, the 66-year-old sounded confident about Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 happening. "I'm pretty sure ...

Signal No. 2 over Batanes as 'Ineng' intensifies into severe tropical storm
philstar.com - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- "Ineng" (Bailu) has intensified into a severe tropical storm, weather forecasters said in a bulletin issued early Friday morning. Severe Tropical Storm Ineng was last spotted 580 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan with ...

Geely: Leading the future of innovation
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-22
Geely is by far a leader in technology and innovation ... minutes for the production of different models. Geely Research Institute Hangzhou Bay Next, the stamped pieces go to the welding shop ...

DOJ, BuCor: Sanchez ineligible for release
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
The family of Gomez clarified that the two students were not college sweethearts but were ... with her husband and a grandson in their home in Las Piñas City. Eileen would have been 48 on Sept.

15 decision-making tips from Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Daniel Kahneman is an expert in human judgment and decision-making. He won the 2002 Nobel Prize for challenging the assumption of human rationality prevailing in modern economic theory. I had the ...

Tax reforms to make P52B for health care next year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Additional revenues to be collected from tax reforms so far implemented should reach P195.5 billion next year, a portion of which would be spent on the implementation of the universal health care ...

Security Bank sees strong demand for LTNCD offering
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Ahead of the further softening of local interest rates, Security Bank Corp. sees a strong retail demand for its fresh offering of high-yielding deposits, an exercise which is expected to generate ...

5 iPhone 11 Questions That Apple Needs to Answer in 2019
Fortune - 2019-08-22
At one time, Apple's unveiling of new iPhones were major events that generated huge excitement. Today, the splashy presentations merely confirm weeks of news leaks about the devices. On Thursday ...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Vendor Risk
Inc - 2019-08-22
Insider risk, supply chain vulnerability and vendor risk all boil down to the same thing: the more people have access to your data, the more vulnerable it is to being leaked or breached. This summer brought an interesting twist to that straight-forward ...

Tales Of Corporate Painkiller Pushing: 'The Death Rates Just Soared'
NPR - 2019-08-22
Nearly 2,000 cities, towns and counties across America are currently participating in a massive multi-district civil lawsuit against the opioid industry for damages related to the abuse of prescription pain medication. The defendants in the suit include ...

Valve patches recent Steam zero-days, calls turning away researcher 'a mistake'
ZDNet - 2019-08-22
Gaming giant Valve has called turning away a security researcher who reported a vulnerability in the company's Steam gaming client "a mistake." A Valve representative told ZDNet in an email today that the company has shipped fixes for the Steam client ...

2 dead of Legionnaires' disease after staying at Bulgaria resort
UPI.com - 2019-08-22
Aug. 22 (UPI) --Medical authorities say Legionnaires' disease has killed two British citizens, who were both likely exposed while on vacation to Bulgaria this summer. Officials said John Cowan, 43, and Brian Taylor, 75, both died of the disease, which is ...

Lack Of Diversity In Genetic Databases Hampers Research
NPR - 2019-08-22
When Lalita Manrai went to see her doctor for treatment of kidney disease, she noticed that some of the blood test results had different "normal" ranges for African Americans compared with everybody else. When she asked her doctor which range applied to ...

Emirates wants to expand operations in PHL as demand for Dubai-Manila air travel rises
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-22
This appetite for increased operations in Manila comes as Emirates noted a 15-percent increase in passenger volume from 2017 to 2018, as more and more Filipinos travel for both business and leisure.

P1.165-million smuggled rice, cigarettes seized in Zamboanga
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Smuggled rice from Panguturan, Sulu and boxes of cigarettes from Isabela City, Basilan with an estimated value of P1.165 million were seized from two vessels at a private wharf in Zamboanga City on Monday. Segundo Sigmundfreud Barte ...

Walang Pasok: List of class suspensions for August 23
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The following areas have declared class suspensions on Friday, August 23, due to the effects of Tropical Storm Ineng:

Duterte lifts suspension of small-town lottery operations subject to conditions
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Small-town lottery (STL) agents can resume operations once they meet certain conditions as President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension of the ...

Southern Leyte vice governor summoned over rape raps
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has summoned Southern Leyte Vice Gov. Christopher Yap in connection with its investigation on a rape complaint filed against him by a 17-year-old in 2017. In a notice of hearing dated July 29, the Office ...

Security firms urged: Surrender high-powered firearms
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will conduct Oplan Tokhang operations against security firms in possession of high-powered firearms. "Itokhang na natin yung mga high-powered firearms na i-surrender," PNP Civil Security ...

Probe Isabela road project, ombudsman asked
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Former mayor Manuel Siquian of Angadanan, Isabela has filed a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with an alleged anomalous road project in the province. "The... project was highly overpriced and the property ...

Martha Stewart plants rice in Pampanga
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines -- Making the most of her visit to the country, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart visited this province on Wednesday to plant rice. "Something I always wanted to do. Plant rice. In Pampanga province in the countryside ...

Isabela village chief slain in ambush
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- A barangay captain was killed in an ambush in Sto. Tomas, Isabela on Wednesday. The fatality was identified as Manuel Ramento, 40, of Barangay Bagabag. Ramento was in a van driven by barangay kagawad Glenn Padre ...

IPO-bound Axelum plans to expand coco exports
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Axelum Resources Corp., the IPO-bound coconut producer and exporter, is looking to expand its market abroad. Company president Henry Raperoga said there is a growing market for healthy products such as coconut, particularly among ...

Local property stocks tumble as China wants Philippines to ban all forms of online gambling
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-22
Mr. Bondoc noted that other tenants such as traditional offices and business process outsourcing (BPO) firms could fill the void should POGOs leave the country. The Italian SuperEnalotto lottery is currently offering a EUR205.4 million jackpot prize ...

DOTr: Passenger safety more important than higher revenue from MRT operations
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it would not gamble the safety of MRT-3 passengers in exchange for more revenues, following a recent Commission on Audit (COA) report indicating that revenue collection and ridership hit ...

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