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Otso Diretso sets date, place of debate with Hugpong
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Otso Diretso senatorial candidates on Thursday set the date and place for their proposed debate with rivals from the administration and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party.

How the top health-food trends will change in 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-21
Year 2018 was packed with different health-food trends, but the most popular ones involved plants. The vegan lifestyle gave birth to the flexitarian, and environmental issues are cemented in the ...

DOH: Enough funds to implement universal health care law
Rappler - 2019-02-21
MANILA, Philippines - There are enough funds for the landmark Universal Health Care Act its first year of implementation, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III assured the public on Thursday, February 21. Duque made the statement in a news briefing a day ...

5-year RTBs available through DBP, Landbank websites starting Feb 26
Inquirer - 2019-02-21
MANILA, Philippines - Interested small investors can buy retail treasury bonds (RTBs) online from two state-run lenders starting Tuesday, February 26, with the Bureau of the Treasury offering an ...

Agripreneurship or technopreneurship
philstar.com - 2019-02-21
I believe the next definitive step here is to push for corporate farming. Agri-corporations like Universal Robina Corp. of the Gokongweis and Luisita, which is now owned and managed by Martin Lorenzo and Nando Conjuangco, are doing very well by updating ...

Chief Justice: Accuracy of violence reports to justify martial law 'irrelevant'
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 21) -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin defended the high court's decision upholding the third extension of martial law in Mindanao, deferring to ...

Robredo opposes Duterte's 'harsher' drug war plan: Killing not the solution
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 21) -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday opposed President Rodrigo Duterte's plans of a "harsher" anti-drug campaign, which he himself said could be ...

Manulife launches fund for China, Hong Kong equities
philstar.com - 2019-02-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corp. (MAMTC), the asset management arm of the Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. Philippines Inc. (Manulife) ,yesterday launched a new fund which will provide investors access to China and Hong ...

WHO lauds enactment of Universal Health Care Act
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Universal Health Care Act (UHC) has a "tremendous potential" to expand "quality and affordable" health services to Filipinos, World Health Organization (WHO ...

BI to deport American rapist, Korean drug trafficker
Global Nation - 2019-02-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Thursday that an alleged American rapist and a Korean drug trafficker arrested in Quezon province and Metro Manila, respectively ...

Closure of Tandang Sora flyover, intersection rescheduled to March 1
philstar.com - 2019-02-21
San Miguel Corporation agreed to the postponement too, DOTr said. The Tandang Sora flyover will be demolished for the construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 -- a 22-kilometer rail line aims to connect Quezon City to San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan.

Envoy tells Duterte China won't tolerate citizen's throwing of 'taho' at Filipino cop
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Zhang, 23, was placed under the custody of the Bureau of Immigration for being an "undesirable alien" and is facing possible deportation. READ: Chinese 'taho'-thrower under Immigration custody ...

Villanueva: New provision in GAA to strip BI of power to issue SWPs
Global Nation - 2019-02-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Once President Rodrigo Duterte signs the 2019 budget, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will stop issuing special working permits (SWPs) to foreigners, Senator Joel Villanueva ...

Palace: Duterte now more convinced Peter Lim is into drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-21
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to have gathered more evidence linking businessman Peter Lim into the illegal drug trade. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said ...

Duterte now more convinced Peter Lim is involved in drugs - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 21) -- President Rodrigo Duterte seems more convinced now that businessman Peter Lim is involved in illegal drug operations. Malacañang on Thursday said ...

UP, DLSU in 2019 Asia-Pacific university rankings
Global Nation - 2019-02-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Two Philippine universities were included in the Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019 released by the London-based Times Higher Education (THE). In 2018, only the ...

Malacañang says Catriona Gray 'misinformed' on lowering age of responsibility
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (February 21, CNN Philippines) -- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Thursday Miss Universe Catriona Gray's opposition to lowering the minimum age of criminal ...

Duterte creates task force for Manila Bay rehab
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (February 21, CNN Philippines) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has created a task force to facilitate the rehabilitation and restoration efforts at the Manila Bay. In an administrative ...

Duterte signs law expanding maternity leave to 105 days
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 21) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law raising to 105 days the paid maternity leave of all working women in the country, Executive Secretary ...

Christian tax firm owner denies service to married lesbian couple, faces backlash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-21
A lesbian couple from Indiana, United States were shocked and dismayed when a tax firm denied to prepare their taxes. The reason for the denial: they were filing it as a married couple. Bailey ...

Senate resumes probe on influx of Chinese workers to PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-21
Among resource persons invited to the hearing were Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Cesar Dulay, who was represented by lawyers from the Legal and Legislative Commission; Philippine ...

Duterte creates task force to speed up Manila Bay rehab
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-21
Serving as vice chairpersons are the secretaries of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Tourism (DOT). In his order, Duterte said, "The convergence of the ...

19-year old girl shot in the head in Digos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-21
DIGOS CITY - A 19-year old girl was rushed to hospital after she was shot by a gunman at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. Supt. Deozar Almasa, city police director, identified the victim as Berna Jane ...

Samsung's new foldable smartphone: Gimmick or game changer?
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
We're seeing the first very tentative steps toward the implementation of a technology that may seem ... reportedly readying a flip RAZR smartphone. Intel and Microsoft are also rumored to working ...

New Bangsamoro region officials to take oath on Friday
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) --President Rodrigo Duterte will swear in officials of the new Bangsamoro region's transition government this Friday. Two nights before the ceremony ...

Less rainfall until May expected due to El Niño - PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) -- Less rainfall and warmer temperatures are expected in the next few months due to a developing El Niño or dry spell, weather officials said.

Russian hackers targeted U.S. think tanks in Europe
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Fancy Bear, the same hacking group that is believed to be behind some of the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee, targeted The Aspen Institute and The German Marshall Fund of the ...

Outnumbered Otso Diretso challenges admin bets to debate
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) -- The opposition senatorial slate remains feisty despite being outnumbered, with their eight candidates challenging the administration's Senate bets ...

Easing of bank secrecy law for fraud cases pushed
Inquirer - 2019-02-20
It will become a deterrent for taxpayers not to pay right taxes, which will hopefully lessen tax evasion in the long run," Commissioner Caesar Dulay of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR ...

PH to outpace other emerging markets, except India
Inquirer - 2019-02-20
With an expanding labor force, the Philippines will be eclipsed only by India among emerging markets expected to post the fastest economic growth in the next 10 years. In a Feb. 15 report, UK ...

MNP law seen benefiting telcos, users
Inquirer - 2019-02-20
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry advocates cheered the signing of the Mobile Number Portability Act, which allowed subscribers to keep their phone numbers even when ...

Samsung just unveiled a cheaper version of the new Galaxy S10 to rival the iPhone XR
Business Insider - 2019-02-20
For those looking to stay well under the $1,000 price tag when shopping for a new smartphone, Samsung is launching the Galaxy S10e, the least expensive entry in its new Galaxy S10 lineup. The Galaxy S10e will start at $749.99 with preorders launching in ...

Google's ambitious plan to push into video games is about to be unveiled: Here's what we know so far
Business Insider - 2019-02-20
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." Google is about to make a major push into the world of video games. Unlike gaming heavyweights Nintendo, Sony, and ...

Samsung announces Galaxy Fold phone with apps from Facebook, Google
Reuters - 2019-02-20
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday said it will release a pricey folding smart phone in April, with specially adapted applications from Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc designed for the new device. The Galaxy Fold will cost $ ...

Watch out Facebook, Google Maps on iOS now lets users track their favorite businesses, too
TechCrunch - 2019-02-20
Google Maps for iOS will now allow users to follow their favorite businesses right in the app, the company announced today. The feature, which positions the platform as a challenger to Facebook ...

Audi's new light system increases your chances of getting a green light -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2019-02-20
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 ...

Samsung announces Galaxy Fold foldable phone priced at $1,980
Mashable - 2019-02-20
Samsung's Galaxy Fold foldable phone is here and it looks absolutely insane. At its big Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung finally showed the Galaxy Fold in full, unfolding its 4.6-inch display ...

Keith Rabois is leaving Khosla Ventures for Founders Fund
TechCrunch - 2019-02-20
Longtime investor Keith Rabois is joining Founders Fund as a general partner, the firm let us know today. He brings its total number of partners to 9. According to Founders Fund, Rabois will ...

Funds raised for Syrian refugees who lost all seven children in Canada fire
Reuters - 2019-02-20
TORONTO (Reuters) - A fundraising effort for a Syrian-refugee couple who lost all seven of their children in a house fire in the eastern Canadian city of Halifax has reached C$290,000 ($220,281) from nearly 6,000 people in 24 hours, according to online ...

STI acquires Mandaluyong maritime school
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- STI Education Services Group Inc. has acquired NAMEI Polytechnic Institute (NAMEI), an educational institution that offers courses in maritime transportation and marine engineering and naval architecture. STI president and chief ...

'Young Blood' Clinics Shut Down After FDA Action
Medscape - 2019-02-20
Ambrosia Health has shut down its clinics offering transfusions of young blood plasma after the FDA issued a statement saying the science was unproven. "In compliance with the FDA announcement issued February 19, 2019, we have ceased patient treatments ...

European businessmen to visit PHL in search of opportunities
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
EUROPEAN entrepreneurs are organizing at least two business missions to the Philippines this year, with the aim of forging trade and investment opportunities in the construction and waste ...

Britain managing Huawei risks, has no evidence of spying - official
Reuters - 2019-02-20
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei telecoms equipment and has not seen any evidence of malicious activity by the company, a senior official said on Wednesday, pushing back against U.S. allegations of ...

Laguna village chief shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
LAGUNA, Philippines -- A village chief was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding suspects along a bridge in Barangay Maytalang 1, Lumban yesterday morning. Ramir Evangelista, 47, barangay captain of Magtalang 1 died on the way to Christian General Hospital ...

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 opens Feb 26
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) officials conducted yesterday the final inspection on the 5.65-kilometer portion of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 from Karuhatan, Valenzuela ...

Economic team in Japan to pursue infrastructure deals
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
Dominguez and other officials from the DOF will also visit the National Tax College Osaka Training Center to learn ... since 2016 to fund nine projects in the fields of infrastructure, agriculture and marine safety, Among those signed by the two countries ...

Towering ambition: Telcos in a frenzy over 5G, but is the PHL ready?
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
Sponsored by Sen. Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV, the bill essentially promotes competition by removing requirements to enter into the data transmission business. This results in the faster ...

19 couples exchange vows in PNP mass wedding
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Nineteen couples exchanged vows during a mass wedding at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City yesterday. The couples consisting of 14 police non-commissioned officers and five non-uniformed ...

EU, ILO launch supply-chain project
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
She said a dialogue among different sectors will be introduced to create "multistakeholder partnerships" aimed at crafting a concrete plan of action on responsible business conduct and supply ...

Gatchalian asks CHEd for report on NSTP review
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to submit a report of the review of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act. (Republic ...

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