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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 ...

Pernia warns economy to slow further if 2020 budget is delayed too
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- A member of President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team warned lawmakers that another delayed budget next year will weaken economic growth further, even ...

Manila to lower property taxes beginning January 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Real property taxes in Manila will go down by 20 percent beginning January 1, 2020. Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso signed Ordinance 8567 on ...

PCSO: Duterte lifts suspension on STL, sets condition for agencies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension on the small town lottery (STL) operations, Philippine Charity for Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Royina ...

BREAK: Ex-DFA chief Yasay rushed to hospital hours after arrest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Just hours after his arrest, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. was rushed to the nearest hospital in Manila on Thursday afternoon. Manila Police District ...

Clark Freeport takes in 54 new locators in first seven months
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-22
Clark Development Corp. (CDC) Vice President for Business Enhancement and Business Development Group Evangeline G. Tejada said locators in the economic zone now total 1,092. "The increase in numbers of locators and workers in Clark can be attributed to ...

Duterte can't ban foreign ships from passing PH, Carpio says
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte cannot simply require foreign vessels to seek the Philippines' permission when passing the country's waters because of the ...

Ex-DFA chief Yasay arrested over Banco Filipino case
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22)-- Former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Perfecto Yasay was arrested Thursday for banking law violations he and other former officials of a ...

BIR chief files libel complaint vs. Mon Tulfo, Manila Times editors, officials
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22)-- Columnist Ramon Tulfo faces another libel complaint, this time from the Internal Revenue chief. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar ...

8 Mindanao youth making a difference chosen for New Zealand training
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-22
Vicente T. Lao, New Zealand honorary consul to Mindanao and chair of the Mindanao Business Council, said the scholars will be able to learn best practices in New Zealand that they can adopt back home. He noted that New Zealand itself has not been spared ...

Malacañang defends proposed ?4.9 billion intelligence funds for the Office of the President
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Presidential Spokesperson Sal Panelo defended what seems to be a high allocation for intelligence funds for the Office of the President in the ...

Antonio Sanchez's possible release revives calls to reinstate death penalty
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The impending release of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer, has revived calls from some senators to ...

DOJ: Sanchez's drugs, contraband smuggling in jail grounds for early release ineligibility
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Then-Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted murderer and rapist, could be ineligible for an early release from prison if proven he ...

Ex-DFA chief Yasay arrested for allegedly violating banking laws
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. was arrested on Thursday afternoon after a court in Manila issued a warrant for allegedly violating various banking laws.

Hot money records net inflows in July
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Foreign portfolio investments (FPI) increased in July, according to latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). July saw net income of $15 ...

Batanes quake victims get fresh batch of relief goods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Food and other relief goods have been almost running out for the earthquake victims as bad weather prevailed in Batanes, hampering the delivery of supplies.

Hot money returns in July -- BSP
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- More flighty foreign funds entered the Philippines in July amid renewed investor optimism fueled by easing inflation and positive outlook on the local currency, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported Thursday. Foreign portfolio ...

Family of Antonio Sanchez's victim questions convict's supposed good behavior in Bilibid
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... Maria Clara Sarmenta, mother of University of the Philippines-Los Banos student Mary Eileen Sarmenta who was raped and killed by Sanchez in 1993, said the ...

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