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PAGASA: Expect dry spell to last until June
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- The national weather bureau says the country should expect an extended dry spell this year. Speaking to CNN Philippines Sunday, Raymond Ordinario, a ...

ICC case vs Xi gets support from De Lima, Colmenares, Zarate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Leila de Lima and two members of the Makabayan bloc on Saturday lauded the filing of a complaint by former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman ...

Ex-Maguindanao governor Sajid Ampatuan gets prison term for P38M anomalous school project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
Ampatuan Sr. died on July 17, 2015, after being confined at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City. Sajid was released from jail in March 2015 after posting a total of P11.6 ...

Ex-Maguindanao councilor shot dead
philstar.com - 2019-03-23
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Gunmen killed in an ambush Saturday a former councilor in Talitay who was an active endorser of relatives aspiring for elective posts in the municipality. The victim, Ambel Guimadel and wife, Saida, were on their way to ...

Junjun Binay's aide seriously hurt after ambush try
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- The long-time executive assistant of Makati mayoral candidate Junjun Binay was brought to the hospital after she was shot by unknown suspects outside ...

DENR identifies areas contaminated with mercury
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has confirmed mercury contamination in at least four areas in the country, including bodies ...

Escudero: ICC complaint vs Xi may have no jurisdiction
Global Nation - 2019-03-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The complaint filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court (ICC) may have no jurisdiction because China is not a member of ICC ...

YouGov survey: Filipino food voted among least liked around the globe
Global Nation - 2019-03-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino food has been voted as one of the least preferred food across the world, an international study showed. According to YouGov company, 25,000 people in 24 countries ...

Average price of shabu in Metro Manila now P4,000 per gram - PDEA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The average price of shabu (crystal meth) has increased to P4,000 per gram in Metro Manila, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Friday night. "Medyo ...

Junjun Binay's aide dies after ambush
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- The longtime aide of former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay has died. This was confirmed by Binay in a statement Saturday. "Kagabi pumanaw ang ating kaibigan ...

2 Koreans, American fall to their deaths
philstar.com - 2019-03-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Two Koreans and an American died after falling from buildings in separate incidents in Makati and Taguig City yesterday. Sangjin Kim, 38, and Sangjun Kim, 36, were found lying on the pavement at the intersection of Makati and ...

Palace on ICC complaint vs Xi: It may be a futile exercise
Global Nation - 2019-03-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The filing of a complaint against Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court (ICC) "may be a futile exercise," Malacañang said on Saturday.

Possible meningococcemia case shuts down UP Diliman ER
philstar.com - 2019-03-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The emergency room of the University of the Philippines Health Service in Diliman, Quezon City was temporarily transferred to a different location after a patient died of possible meningococcemia. UP Health Service acting director ...

Pagasa: Ridge of high pressure area to bring warm weather in Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
MANILA, Philippines -- A huge portion of Luzon will be affected by the ridge of a high pressure area bringing warm weather, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
Originally from Peru and married to an American citizen, she raised concerns with Mesa Airlines about her immigration status after being assigned to an international flight, her attorney Belinda ...

An insurtech that's raised over $290 million just nabbed a former director of engineering at Uber to run its tech
Business Insider - 2019-03-23
A former senior engineer at Uber has joined a buzzy insurtech company aiming to disrupt the car-insurance business to run its tech. Paw Anderson, who previously served as a senior director of engineering for Uber's advanced technology group, was named ...

3 government agencies blamed for plight of Pinay minor rescued in Saudi Arabia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
A labor official slammed on Friday three government agencies for its supposed "negligence and indiscretion" after it was found that the Filipino woman recently rescued by the Department of ...

Kaliwa dam project questioned at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
Human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares on Friday said that with the release of the official contracts, he would file a petition in the Supreme Court to question the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project ...

Filipino fishermen fear backlash after filing of ICC case against Xi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
INFANTA, PANGASINAN -- Fishermen here on Friday said they feared retaliation from China for the complaint of crimes against humanity filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping by two former ...

Pagasa declares start of dry season, sees warmer days ahead
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has officially declared the start of the dry season, which will signal warmer day-to-day weather across ...

Soar in Sorsogon
Inquirer - 2019-03-23
Bicol is probably more known to many as a region frequented by strong, even catastrophic, typhoons. But beyond the storms that regularly hit this part of Southern Luzon, Bicol is also home to many ...

Regulatory body for water pushed
Inquirer - 2019-03-23
Officials of the National Economic and Development Authority and the National Water Resources Board along with private-sector consultants called on Congress to create an administrative and a ...

VIGAN: A journey back in time
Inquirer - 2019-03-23
The Philippines has a rich history and culture, dating back from the pre-colonial period to the freedom wars, during which the country stood tall with pride and honor. And the people, along with ...

URC builds new mill in Davao
Inquirer - 2019-03-23
Gokongwei-led Universal Robina Corp. (URC) has expanded its flour milling capacity with the inauguration of a new mill in Davao that can produce 600 metric tons of high-grade flour per day.

Summer is here - Pagasa
philstar.com - 2019-03-23
PAGASA administrator Vicente Malano said the establishment of the high pressure area - a system associated with fair and sunny weather - over the Northwestern Pacific signifies the termination of the northeast monsoon, or cold and dry air from China ...

Dynamic Davao City on the rise
Inquirer - 2019-03-23
Davao City is the premier city of Davao Region which become a highly-urbanized city with remarkable progress throughout the years. According to a report from the Commission on Audit, Davao City ...

PH stocks extend rally, surge back to 8,000
Inquirer - 2019-03-22
Ayala Land, Ayala Corp., SM Prime, BDO, SM Investments and DMCI all firmed up. One notable gainer outside the PSEi was Phinma Energy, which gained 2.99 percent.

Mark Zuckerberg's big new vision for Facebook could throw oil on its burning safety issues -- and he knows it
Business Insider - 2019-03-22
It's almost a year to the day since the revelation that the data of millions of Facebook users made its way into the hands of Cambridge Analytica, which weaponized the information on behalf of Donald Trump's campaign in 2016. The fallout from the scandal ...

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz comes out against Elizabeth Warren's plan to break up tech giants like Amazon
Business Insider - 2019-03-22
DENVER -- Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO who said in late January that he's "seriously considering" a presidential run as a centrist independent, has come out against Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan to break up tech giants including Amazon.

Janes brand chicken nuggets recalled over salmonella concerns
Yahoo Finance - 2019-03-22
The Canada Food Inspection agency says the popular Janes brand pub style chicken nuggets and cutlets are being recalled because they could be contaminated with salmonella. The recall covers 800 ...

Morales: Case vs Xi evokes David and Goliath story of courage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-22
Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales cited this popular Biblical account of courage on Friday when asked if they were deterred when they filed a complaint before the International Criminal ...

Authorities intercept ?1.8B shabu shipment in Manila
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- Authorities on Friday night thwarted another attempt to smuggle illegal drugs into the country. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the ...

Aside from Xi's arrest, ICC complainants eye reparation for Filipino fishermen
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- Former government officials who filed a complaint against Chinese President Xi Jinping at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are hoping for his ...

Capita Stripped of NHS Cervical Screening Contract
Medscape - 2019-03-22
NHS England announced this week that it would bring administration of its cervical cancer screening programme back in-house following a series of well-publicised mistakes by the private health service provider. We also round-up this week's guidance by the ...

Facebook staff raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica in September 2015, per court filing
TechCrunch - 2019-03-22
Further details have emerged about when and how much Facebook knew about data-scraping by the disgraced and now defunct Cambridge Analytica political data firm. Last year a major privacy scandal ...

Filipino cuisine at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-22
Natalie is organizing a new major trade event, the Global Table, a series of internationally focused business events that will connect Australian traders and investors with business leaders from ...

Exploring the Indian market resolved
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-22
To further boost exports to India, an Outbound Business Matching Mission (OBMM) to its financial capital, Mumbai, is already in the pipeline. Scheduled in August 2019, it will be conducted by the ...

Ilocos black garlic displayed in recent Japan health exhibit
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-22
The company was one of the 40 Japanese exhibitors that participated in the exhibition that showcased various health-care products ... the garlic industry in the Philippines as a whole," Agrupis ...

The man who discovered Nora Aunor
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-22
I MET the man very casually while waiting for people interested in investing in a new TV show. He turned out to be a funny and spellbinding storyteller and conversationalist. His name is Mar ...

Manila Water, infra firm to tap Wawa Dam for water supply
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- East zone concessionaire Manila Water Company, Inc. on Friday said it signed a memorandum of understanding with Prime Metroline Infrastructure Holdings ...

Bilateral relations mark 70 years
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-22
A 22-member high-level delegation of the Pakistan-Philippines Business Council visited Manila from February 26 to 28 as a follow-up on the decision taken at the conclusion of the inaugural session ...

Agriculture damage from ongoing El Niño reaches ?1.33B
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- More than one billion pesos worth of agriculture has been lost due to an ongoing dry spell in several areas in the country. The Agriculture Department ...

Watch live: Astronauts venture outside ISS for first spacewalk of 2019
Upi.com - 2019-03-22
March 22 (UPI) --NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain are donning spacesuits and conducting a spacewalk outside the International Space Station that began shortly after 8 a.m. ET. The spacewalk is scheduled to last six hours. NASA TV is providing ...

Bus catches fire in EDSA, no one hurt
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-22
"Traffic is bad as always pero malala to hindi nagalaw hanggang Magallanes," Metro Manila Development Authority spokesperson Celine Pialago told CNN Philippines. [Translation: Traffic is bad as ...

Passenger bus goes up in flames at Edsa - Shaw tunnel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-22
MANILA, Philippines - A passenger bus caught fire at the mouth of the Edsa-Shaw tunnel (north-bound) Friday evening, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. Fire Officer I Joyce ...

Mark Zuckerberg's big new vision for Facebook could be hugely damaging for law enforcement -- and he knows it
Business Insider - 2019-03-22
It's almost a year to the day since the revelation that the data of millions of Facebook users made its way into the hands of Cambridge Analytica, which weaponized the information to Donald Trump's benefit in 2016. The fallout from the scandal continues to ...

Vodafone to receive EU warning over $22 billion Liberty deal: sources
YAHOO! - 2019-03-22
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Vodafone will receive a warning from EU regulators about possible anti-competitive effects from its $22 billion deal to buy Liberty Global's German and eastern European assets, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Drug watchlist: Over 6,000 persons validated, 60,000 to go
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- The government is racing against time in looking into reports of over 60,000 personalities involved in illegal drugs. These are contained in the ...

Morales: Xi under ICC jurisdiction for committing crimes within PH territory
Global Nation - 2019-03-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese President Xi Jinping supposedly committed a crime within Philippine territory, putting him under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

EU shows united front on Brexit, loss of confidence in May
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-22
BRUSSELS -- European Union leaders took back control of the Brexit process from British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying Friday they believe the risks were too great and that action was ...

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