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Summer of Fun...and Diseases
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
Here are tips from the Department of Health: Cough and colds easily spread even during the summer months as erratic weather bring sudden downpour from time to time. Precaution: Get vaccinated against influenza before the flu season begins in June.

AFP: Chinese vessels meant to 'establish presence' near Pag-asa island
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- The military on Monday confirmed reports that several Chinese vessels have been spotted around Philippine-occupied Pag-asa island, one of the biggest ...

CHR: Provide more opportunities for Filipinos with autism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) called on the public and private sectors to provide more opportunities for Filipinos with autism spectrum disorder on Tuesday, World ...

Foreign affairs chief claims he 'fired off salvo of diplomatic notes' against China
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr. said Tuesday he "fired off (a) salvo of diplomatic notes" against China over the swarming of its ...

4 Filipino entrepreneurs land in Forbes' '30 Under 30' Asia 2019 list
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- Four Filipino entrepreneurs were named among Asia's "game changers" in this year's "30 Under 30" list of Forbes magazine. The list is composed of 300 individuals from different fields such as social ...

Amsterdam sex workers angry at red light district tours ban
Inquirer - 2019-04-02
And she says that tourism is good for the business. For tourists, "this is like the once in a lifetime experience, so they visit the sex work as well of course," Flipsen said.

Duterte Cabinet studies plan to create Department of Water
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
In a statement, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte and his Cabinet met at the Palace on Monday night where they drew up plans to help the country weather the heat of El Niño. "A roadmap was presented, which included ...

Cupcakes to keychains, Japan new era name brings souvenir boom
Inquirer - 2019-04-02
TOKYO -- No sooner had Japan announced the name of its next imperial era than enterprising businesses across the country began emblazoning "Reiwa" on everything from cupcakes to keychains.

Traffic cop gets arrested for extortion, illegal possession of gun
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- A police officer assigned at the Northern Police District-Traffic Enforcement Unit was arrested on Tuesday for alleged extortion and illegal possession of firearms.

Negros Oriental police chief, 3 other top cops sacked to give way to probe
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) relieved the Negros Oriental police chief and three other police officers in the province pending a probe on police ...

El Niño consolidated report shows spike in damage by nearly ?1B
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- Damage and losses from the impact of El Niño ballooned by nearly ?1 billion from ?4.35 billion in just two days as reports come in from the field ...

Supreme Court to investigate judges allegedly linked to drug trade
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- The Supreme Court will begin looking into judges allegedly involved in illegal drugs, the court announced on Tuesday. The Supreme Court, in a full ...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on upbeat data
Inquirer - 2019-04-02
BEIJING - Asian stock prices followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday on encouraging global economic data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul all advanced. Oil prices advanced again, adding ...

Fire hits Makati school
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- A fire of still unknown origin broke out in one of the classrooms of the Makati Science High School in Barangay Cembo Sunday night, an official said yesterday. Fire marshal Roy Quisto said the fire reached first alarm and destroyed ...

Coca-Cola partners with Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF)--led by DENR, DILG, and DOT--for environmental stewardship
Inquirer - 2019-04-02
Aklan, Philippines - Through the World Without Waste vision, the Coca-Cola System in the Philippines once again demonstrates its firm commitment toward environmental preservation and stewardship ...

SC orders Calida to release drug-related police reports
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Solicitor General Jose Calida to provide copies of all police reports on the government's controversial anti-drug ...

Motorist held for pointing gun replica in Makati
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- A man identified as a Grab driver was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun replica at a security guard of a restaurant in Makati City on Sunday. Hyron Herny Roscom, 31, is facing charges of grave threat as well as violating ...

PCG Southwestern District holds counter-terror demo
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard Southwestern District on Tuesday showed off its counter-terror team's capabilities in a demonstration for the district's 51st anniversary. The district's newest boats--Japan-made patrol vessel BRP ...

DOF pegs Philippine offshore gaming operators income tax losses at P32 billion
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The government may be losing an estimated P32 billion in uncollected income taxes a year from some 138,000 foreign workers in Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), according to the latest estimates from the Department of ...

Factory output in March softest in 7 months
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
Around 11 percent of panelists saw a rise in costs, mainly due to higher raw material prices and tax laws," IHS Markit said. The PMI survey also showed that business sentiment about the future dropped to a record low at the end of the first quarter ...

Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions proposes to develop Siargao airport
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc. (PAGSS), a ground handling services company, is seeking to operate and expand the Siargao airport in Surigao del Norte amid plans by the government to relocate the gateway ...

11,000 cops deployed for Holy Week
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 11,000 police officers would be deployed to secure churches in Metro Manila during the Visita Iglesia and other Catholic activities during the Holy Week, a police official said yesterday. National Capital Region Police ...

Gov't floats creation of Depts. of water, disaster resilience to address El Niño, water crisis
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte and his cabinet examined possible interventions to mitigate the adverse effects of the ongoing El Niño across the country ...

Mayweather lights up Boracay
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines - Floyd Mayweather Jr. walked the beach, shot hoops and mingled with the crowd as the retired boxing superstar spent his first day in beautiful Boracay. He arrived in Manila at 3:30 a.m. Sunday. After a brief rest, he boarded his ...

Children's books filled with cocaine seized in airport luggage
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- Authorities seized three kilos of cocaine stored in children's books at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last week, the National Bureau of ...

Locsin says diplomatic protest vs China will not be made public
Global Nation - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The diplomatic protest filed against China over the reported surge of Chinese maritime militia vessels gathered around Pag-Asa Island in the South China Sea will not be ...

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa posts bail anew
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- Embattled Rappler CEO and journalist Maria Ressa posted her eighth bail on Monday for the alleged violation of the anti-dummy law. Online news agency ...

KTM motorcycle dealerships to grow in 2019
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The official distributor of KTM motorcycles in the Philippines expects its sales to grow by 48 percent this year as it opens new dealerships in more parts of the country. Andre Angelo Santos, president and chief operating officer of ...

SSS: Higher contributions mean better benefits for members
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) - The Social Security System (SSS) is appealing to members not to see the recent hike in contributions as a burden, but rather as a means to increase funds ...

Locsin to file diplomatic protest vs China if...
Global Nation - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday that he will file a diplomatic protest against China if "there is a major difference" between a diplomatic ...

Governor asks PNP: Explain killings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-02
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo on Monday demanded the police explain why 14 people were killed in just hours in military-backed operations in three different places ...

Irrigation allocation from Angat Dam reduced
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
The state weather bureau has warned that Angat Dam may reach its critical level by the end of April. Its water level is now at 192.76 meters, or 19.24 meters below its normal high water level of 212 meters. Angat Dam would reach critical level once water ...

Damage due to drought in Negros hit P60.6 million
philstar.com - 2019-04-02
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- The dry spell in Negros Occidental has resulted in damage to agriculture amounting to P60.6 million, according to the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA). Murcia and Binalbagan towns were the hardest hit, with rice ...

Duterte frowns on baby back ribs, eats sardines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-02
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte refused the food prepared for the Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on Monday and asked for sardines, Agriculture Sec. Manny Piñol said.

Philippines manufacturing PMI falls further in March
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-04-02
TOKYO -- The Philippines manufacturing sector recorded a slower improvement to business conditions in March, amid declining output growth to a seven-month low, according to a survey. The Nikkei ...

Firm offers to beef up airport in trendy Siargao
Inquirer - 2019-04-02
A private company is seeking to expand and operate the main air gateway to Siargao Island, which has seen a boom in tourism in recent years. Manuel Antonio Tamayo, aviation undersecretary at the ...

Google employees demand removal of conservative member from AI-ethics council
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
(CNN) -- Hundreds of Google employees are demanding the company remove the president of conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation from a newly formed council meant to advise the company on ...

Facebook could launch new section of 'high quality' news by end of 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
(CNN) -- Facebook is developing a new section devoted to curating "high quality" and "trustworthy" news, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday. And, according to a person familiar with ...

Rice tariffication pushes farm-gate price down to P18/kilo mark
Inquirer - 2019-04-01
A month after President Duterte signed the Rice Import Liberalization Law that would soon allow the unimpeded entry of imported rice in the country, prices of palay and rice continued to dip as of ...

Jaime Morente orders revamp of Bureau of Immigration jail
philstar.com - 2019-04-01
"We have received reports that a number of detainees have been conducting some sort of online business inside the facility, thus the gadgets in question were submitted for forensic examination. These activities will not be tolerated," Morente stressed ...

ICC case vs Xi a fabrication - envoy
Global Nation - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The communication filed in the International Criminal Court (ICC) by two former Philippine government officials over alleged crimes against humanity in the South China Sea ...

Negros Oriental residents terrified in wake of killing of 14
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-01
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Residents terrified by the killing of 14 persons in coordinated police and military operations in Negros Oriental on Saturday have been sleeping in the middle of ...

Palace justifies killing of 14 people in Negros Oriental police operations
philstar.com - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The simultaneous police operations that resulted in the killing of 14 people in Negros Oriental were "legitimate," Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo also denied that the government is targeting ...

Apple had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week -- here's what happened
Business Insider - 2019-04-01
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." Last Monday, Apple held a big event at the Steve Jobs Theater at its new headquarters in Cupertino, California ...

Safety Tips for Uber and Lyft Riders Following Killing of University of South Carolina Student
YAHOO! - 2019-04-01
With her eyes on her phone, University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson slipped into the back of a shiny black car without hesitation, thinking it was the Uber she had ordered to drive her home after a night out with friends. But that car ...

The latest 'Call of Duty' is getting a huge new addition to its Battle Royale mode
Business Insider - 2019-04-01
For the first time since launch, the latest "Call of Duty" game is getting a major update to its Battle Royale mode: A new map named Alcatraz. As you might expect, the map is directly based on the infamous prison island in the San Francisco Bay. Given the ...

What Is Nocturia? Here's Why You Need to Pay Attention if You're Peeing a Lot at Night
YAHOO! - 2019-04-01
Getting up to urinate frequently at night could signal a serious health problem: high blood pressure. According to preliminary research--presented at an annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology--salt intake and high blood pressure, also ...

Something on Mars Is Producing Gas Usually Made by Living Things on Earth
nytimes.com - 2019-04-01
Methane gas periodically wafts into the atmosphere of Mars; that notion, once considered implausible and perplexing, is now widely accepted by planetary scientists. Why the methane is there is still a bewildering mystery. It may even point to present-day ...

This e-bike uses artificial intelligence for a smarter, less distracted ride -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2019-04-01
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 ...

DOLE asks gaming operators for list of foreign workers
Inquirer - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Monday that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had asked all accredited Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos ...

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