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Car-carrier ship catches fire near Recto Bank - PCG
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A car-carrier vessel has caught fire near Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Monday. PCG Spokesperson Capt. Armand Balilo ...

CabSec Nograles: Recto Bank incident an allision, not a collision
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 17) -- The incident involving a Chinese vessel and a Filipino fishing boat near Recto Bank is not a collision, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Monday.

Public housing
philstar.com - 2019-06-17
Singapore - I visit Singapore at least twice a year because my son and his family live here. Aside from the awesome airport, the greenery along its roadways and the efficient public transportation, the other thing I admire in Singapore is their public ...

Warm, humid weather for next 3 days - Pagasa
philstar.com - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Warm, humid weather is forecast for the next two to three days as the southwest monsoon or habagat weakens, the state weather bureau said. In an advisory yesterday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

6 quakes strike Mindanao provinces
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
DAVAO CITY --At least six earthquakes of low intensity struck several provinces in Mindanao on Monday (June 17), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Gatchalian urges swift probe of Recto Bank incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The collision between a Chinese fishing vessel and a Filipino boat in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea should be swiftly investigated and resolved, Sen. Sherwin ...

Remittances from expat Filipinos maintain slow but steady growth in April
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines - Dollars sent home by expatriate Filipinos rose in April thanks to strong remittances from overseas workers with long term employment contracts, maintaining the slow but ...

Recto Bank incident violation of UNCLOS? Still premature to tell - Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- It is "premature" to say that the ramming of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ...

Piñol says photo of submerged Filipino vessel real
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Agriculture secretary Emmanuel "Manny" Piñol clarified that the photo of the submerged Filipino fishing boat involved in the incident with a Chinese vessel in the West ...

OFWs send more money home in April
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 17) -- Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sent home $2.44 billion in April, the central bank said Monday. Cash remittances grew by 4 percent from the $2.35 ...

Duterte to wait for full PH-China probe before taking action on Reed Bank incident - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will wait for results of a full investigation from both the Philippine and Chinese camps before taking concrete action on the ...

Huawei says U.S. ban will cost it $30 billion in lost sales over two years
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-17
(CNN) -- The founder and CEO of Chinese tech giant Huawei said the company will miss revenue forecasts by about $30 billion over the next couple of years and he blamed a U.S. campaign against its ...

100% spike in cases prompts DOH call for LGUs to step up fight vs dengue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
TACLOBAN CITY--The hot weather brought largely by climate change and the El Nino phenomenon may have had a hand in doubling the number of dengue fever cases in Eastern Visayas which prompted the ...

Drug suspect slain in Olongapo buy-bust
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
OLONGAPO CITY - A drug suspect was killed during a buy-bust operation here on Monday, police said. Police Maj. Gerald Glodo Fernandez, Police Station 3 commander, said an unidentified man was ...

BREAKING: Palace to summon Chinese envoy over boat sinking
Global Nation - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang will summon Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua to the Palace over the sinking of a Filipino boat at Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea, INQUIRER.net has learned.

Pepsi Philippines champions sustainability in national Brigada Eskwela drive
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-17
Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) partnered once again with the Department of Education (DepEd) to support their annual Brigada Eskwela program through nationwide, week-long activities with almost five hundred volunteers that rendered a ...

NCR police to recruit 300 new cops
philstar.com - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will not resort to the "padrino" system in the recruitment of 300 new members, an official said yesterday. The police force is processing at least 450 applicants, but NCRPO ...

Angat Dam seen to breach low-level mark this weekend
philstar.com - 2019-06-17
Last Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA declared the start of rainy season, with most of the rains expected to affect the western sections of Luzon and Visayas. But David noted that "insignificant" rainfall showered in the Angat reservoir area for the ...

Filipino fisherman recalls ramming, abandonment by China vessel
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 17) -- The only Filipino fisherman awake when a Chinese vessel rammed their fishing boat, recalled how they were abandoned by the Chinese crew on disputed waters.

Aegis Juris fratman found guilty of obstruction of justice in fatal hazing of Atio Castillo
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 17) -- A local court found John Paul Solano, primary suspect in the fatal hazing of University of Santo Tomas law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, guilty ...

Manila Cathedral to display St. Paul VI relic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A cuff from the shirt of St. Paul VI, a reformer of the Second Vatican Council during his papacy who visited Manila in 1970, will be displayed at Manila Cathedral before ...

NAIA flights delayed due to lightning alert
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 19 flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were delayed yesterday due to a red lightning alert issued by the state weather bureau. The Manila International Airport Authority suspended ramp movement for both ...

Reparations for PH fishermen sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A national group of fishermen on Sunday said the crew of the Philippine fishing boat that sank in the South China Sea after being hit by a Chinese trawler which then ...

Court to hear sex harassment case vs ex-TV exec, producer
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- ABS-CBN show biz reporter Gretchen Fullido is ready for the trial of the sexual harassment case she filed against a former news executive and a segment producer of the TV network, her lawyer said yesterday. The Quezon City ...

Boeing CEO Admits Mistake In 737 MAX Communication
NPR - 2019-06-16
Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg says the company should have been more transparent with regulators and the public when Boeing discovered a safety light was not operating as designed. Muilenburg made the comments to reporters ahead of the ...

Fresh Strategies To Block Robocalls, Spam: New iPhone, iOS 13 Features Vs. Verizon, AT&T Apps
Forbes - 2019-06-16
Apple will step up its game to stop spam calls in iOS 13. And if you use one of the major U.S. carriers, robocall-blocking apps or services from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are another tool to keep unwanted callers away. A new setting protects ...

Intel Announces Program for Israeli Startups Targeting Tech Inflections
YAHOO! - 2019-06-16
Intel Corporation today announced a program to advance open innovation and accelerate early-stage startup companies in Israel targeting key industry inflection points, including artificial ...

Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here Are the Latest Proposals to Lower Costs.
The New York Times - 2019-06-16
After years of public outrage, some bipartisan solutions are emerging. But whether they will make it through a divided Washington is still unclear. It can be hard to find common ground in Washington these days, but furor over drug prices could be one ...

DOTr, airlines agree on flight-delay sanctions
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-16
THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) said they have reached an agreement with owners of airline companies that sanctions must be imposed whenever there are "unreasonable delays" in flight ...

Meeker's Annual Internet Report Does Deep Dive Into China, With Good Reason
Forbes - 2019-06-16
Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report delves into many of China's most innovative companies: Pinduoduo in mobile commerce, Meituan in superapps and TikTok in 15-second video apps. It shows how far Chinese companies have come from merely copying ideas and ...

Genius says it caught Google red handed copying its lyrics and robbing them of valuable search traffic
Business Insider - 2019-06-16
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Why are there power outages?
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-16
Business groups have been calling for the construction of power plants to ensure ample long-term supply of electricity. However, hampering efforts is the delay in the approval of power supply agreements (PSA), which is a bilateral agreement between a ...

MMDA to appeal to Duterte for hazard pay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- With Congress yet to take action on a bill granting traffic constables of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) more benefits, including a hazard pay, the ...

Lucio Tan to venture into LNG
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Taipan Lucio Tan is joining the liquefied natural gas bandwagon and is planning to put up a 1,000-megawatt LNG facility in Batangas together with a foreign partner, in a move that would make the Tan Group a major power player in the ...

Special Report : Inside a Philippine offshore gaming company
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- On the fourth floor of an offshore gaming firm somewhere in Paranaque City, a sprawling cafeteria serves a variety of Chinese food. At mealtime, hundreds of workers form long queues beside rows of chafing dishes filled with ...

GOCC subsidies hit P5.1 billion in April
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government extended P5.12 billion in subsidies to government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) last April, bulk of which went to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr ...

BSP Q1 profit jumps 34% to P13.1 billion
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Earnings of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) jumped 34 percent to P13.13 billion in the first quarter of the year from P9.81 billion in the same quarter last year amid higher revenues. "Net income was primarily the result of ...

More municipalities to benefit from rice liberalization
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Approximately 1,200 municipalities in the country are expected to reap the benefits of rice liberalization as the government finalizes the guidelines for the farm mechanization component under the rice competitiveness enhancement ...

Foreign business leaders boost Mindanao promotion in Davao conference
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-16
DAVAO CITY -- Chinese delegations from the cities of Jinjiang and Nanning have arrived in the city more than a week ahead of the Davao Investment Conference 2019 (Davao ICON 2019) slated on June 20 to 21 to look into possible areas of collaboration.

'Deaths of despair' are taking more lives of millennial Americans than any other generation
Business Insider - 2019-06-16
"Deaths of despair" are increasing among young Americans. These deaths -- related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide -- claimed the lives of 36,000 American millennials in 2017 alone. Drug overdoses are the most common cause of death. That's according to ...

A massive power outage left over 48 million people in the dark across entire countries in South America
Business Insider - 2019-06-16
Millions of people across South America woke up on Sunday, June 16, to a completely dark world. The BBC reported that the entire countries of Uruguay and Argentina, a combined population of 48 million people, were left totally without power. The outage ...

Microsoft warns Azure customers of Exim worm
ZDNet - 2019-06-16
Microsoft has issued a warning to Azure customers on Friday about a Linux worm spreading via Exim servers, which has also infected some Azure installations. The worm, first reported by ZDNet earlier this week, and later detailed in more depth by the ...

VP wants PH trial for Chinese crew in sea collision
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday urged the Philippine government to demand China to find those responsible in the collision in the West Philippine Sea and hold them ...

Duterte to meet boat captain in Recto Bank incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna, Philippines -- Malacañang has invited Junel Insigne, the captain of the Filipino fishing boat Gem-Vir 1, to a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte. The invitation for a ...

Motorcyle driver killed in Isabela hit-and-run
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
REINA MERCEDES, Isabela-- A 29-year-old motorcycle driver was killed by a sports utility vehicle (SUV) that left the victim dying on the road on Saturday (June 15) at a village here. Jefferson ...

Duterte to meet captain, cook of Filipino boat hit by Chinese vessel - Occidental Mindoro town mayor
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 16) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will meet on Monday the captain and cook of the Filipino fishing boat that was rammed and abandoned by a Chinese vessel in the ...

Filipino-Chinese businessmen promise help for fisherfolk in Recto Bank ramming incident
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-16
Roland Simbulan, a development studies professor from the University of the Philippines Manila, believes the Chinese government did not order to sink the boats. He believes Beijing will not opt to ...

SEC secures ?100-M assets linked to KAPA
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-16
In a statement on Sunday, the corporate regulator said it obtained an order from the Court of Appeals instructing a freeze on KAPA's assets "to protect the interests of investors duped".

Flowers pile up for dead Hong Kong protester
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
HONG KONG-- Bouquets of white flowers, written tributes and origami cranes piled up Sunday outside a high-end Hong Kong shopping mall, where a young man plunged to his death protesting against a ...

Flight delays expected after red lightning alert raised at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Several flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) are expected to be delayed after a red lightning alert was raised on Sunday afternoon. The red lightning ...

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