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Volunteers need permit for Manila Bay cleanup
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The city government of Manila clarified yesterday reports circulating on social media that it is asking volunteer groups to secure and pay for a permit before they can help clean up Manila Bay. City administrator Erickson Alcovendaz ...

Commuter bashes LRT-2 for man who rode train with 5-gallon water bottles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines - After the managements of the Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1), Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT-2) and the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) lines banned bottled water in their trains for ...

Inflation eases to 4.4% in January
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
In the National Capital Region, year-on-year inflation also slowed ... December 3, 2018 - 11:45am First Metro Investment Corp. and the University of Asia and the Pacific are forecasting 6.2 percent inflation rate in November and 6.3 percent in December.

Technology in fast motion
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- When I was asked if I would like to try out the Volvo XC60 -- how could I say no to the car that was named "World Car of the Year Award" in 2018. Sleek and stylish is just how the car appears on the outside. Powerful ...

US president invites bullied boy named Trump to annual speech
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
WASHINGTON -- When US President Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday, his guests will include Joshua Trump, a sixth grader passionate about science ...

PNP: Jolo cathedral bombing solved but not closed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) considers the case of the deadly bombing of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, as solved but not closed, Director ...

Stocks taper off ahead of Chinese New Year
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market declined yesterday ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday break. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi)finished at 8,069.48, down 74.68 points or 0.91 percent. Likewise, the broader All Shares index was ...

Toxic delicacy of shark fin causes ecosystem chaos, and consumers are pushing back
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Last year, the Hong Kong Shark Foundation found that over 80 percent ... a professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. "It cannot move, feed or swim, so ...

Data privacy drama can't stop Google. Ad business soars 20%
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
(CNN) -- Google's ad sales machine is still going strong even as regulators and consumers scrutinize the tech industry's data-privacy practices. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, said its ...

Zuckerberg sees 'positive' force of Facebook despite firestorm
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
The Facebook co-founder and chief executive said he sees profound social changes "as networks of people connected via the internet replace traditional hierarchies and reshape institutions from government to business to media." In a post on his Facebook ...

Duterte meets kin of soldiers killed in Jolo blasts; gives P500K financial aid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte met the families of soldiers killed in the twin explosions in Jolo, Sulu as he gave them P500,000 in financial assistance. "He gave them the ...

Inflation slowed to 4.4%, but food prices up in NCR in January
Inquirer - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines-Inflation rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in January, the slowest in 10 months, partly as the full impact of the second round of oil excise tax increase under the Tax Reform ...

Duterte: May this new year bring hope for Filipino-Chinese community
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is celebrating the Year of the Earth Pig with the Filipino-Chinese community on Tuesday. "May this new year bring hope ...

Withholding tax on Meralco refunds brought down to 15%
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has approved the reduction in the creditable withholding tax on refunds paid by Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to their customers effective Jan. 1. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez signed a new ...

Daraga Mayor out of hospital, back in police detention
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5 ... Baldo was transferred from the University of Santo Tomas Hospital of Legazpi City to the City Police Headquarters, Monday evening.

Workers partylist urges SC to resolve disqualification case
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 3) -- Manggagawa Party-list on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court (SC) to resolve the group's petition to reverse its disqualification from joining the ...

No plan to tighten rules to access senators' SALNs - Sotto
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Sotto told reporters in a chance interview on Monday that the Senate follows the Supreme Court's method in releasing SALNs of senators. In the past years, the Senate granted formal media requests ...

Weak judicial system drags down PH economic freedom rank
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila ... rule of law. Lower scores in these categories dragged the country's rank. "The judicial system remains weak and vulnerable to political influence," The Hertiage Foundation ...

Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt, study warns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
Five years in the making, the 650-page report was published by the International Centre for ... a professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol in England who did not contribute to the ...

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
It crossed the international date line in 2017 ... usually as backup navigation, said University of Colorado geophysicist Arnaud Chulliat, lead author of the newly issued World Magnetic Model.

Chinese communities around world welcome Year of the Pig
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
HONG KONG, China - Chinese communities began welcoming the Year of the Pig on Tuesday, ushering in the Lunar New Year with prayers, family feasts and shopping sprees after embarking on the world ...

Preventing noncommunicable diseases the natural way
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-02-04
The latest statistics from the Department of Health (DOH) are alarming: 276 Filipinos die of heart disease every day. Nine people are diagnosed with cancer every hour. One is diagnosed with kidney ...

Palay prices continue decline
Inquirer - 2019-02-04
The average farmgate price of palay has continued to decline with the onset of the harvest season plus the entry of imported rice. As of the third week of January, Philippine Statistics Authority ...

Increase tobacco taxes to fund universal healthcare
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-02-04
Sonny Angara. Angara is one of our regular columnists in H&L (Health & Lifestyle) magazine, and in some of his commentaries, he sounded committed to finding a reasonable common ground that can ...

Italy donates P12.6 million to WFP for Marawi residents
philstar.com - 2019-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Italian government has donated $240,000 or around P12.6 million in livelihood and food assistance to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) for residents affected by the fighting in Marawi. The WFP will provide cash ...

Twitter now lets you invite guests into Periscope live streams
The Verge - 2019-02-04
Twitter today added a new feature to its Periscope live-streaming app that it says users have been asking about for years: the ability to invite guests onto a live recording. The new feature is designed to let streamers bring in audience members, while the ...

Palliative Care in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Medscape - 2019-02-04
Blake is a 70-year-old farmer diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive fibrosing type of interstitial lung disease. Blake delayed seeking medical care but recently experienced worsened shortness of breath that was affecting his ...

Schools in England Introduce a New Subject: Mindfulness
The New York Times - 2019-02-04
LONDON -- Students in England already learn about mathematics, science and history, but hundreds of schools are preparing to expand the traditional curriculum with a new subject: mindfulness. In up to 370 English schools, students will start to practice ...

Nadella's first five years as Microsoft's CEO: Pragmatism is the watchword
ZDNet - 2019-02-04
Five years ago today, February 4, 2014, Satya Nadella was crowned the third CEO of Microsoft. At the time, many of us company watchers thought Microsoft's strategy of picking an insider instead of an outsider would mean more of the same. But there's been ...

On trains, trams and tranvias
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-04
the Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, which have a fleet of e-jeepneys going around their compounds and campuses. Philippine tourist destinations such as Boracay, Davao and ...

Cavite City squatter families hit eviction plan amid bay rehabilitation
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-04
Fisherfolks belonging to the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) condemned the plan, noting that business establishments that violate environmental laws like the ...

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults
Upi.com - 2019-02-04
Feb. 4 (UPI) --Rates for six of 12 cancers associated with obesity are growing among younger adult Americans, a new study says. Colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, multiple myeloma and pancreatic cancers, all linked to obesity, are on a rise for ...

LOOK: Aftermath of deadly two-bus collision in Compostela Valley
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Photos of two buses that collided on a highway in the town of Nabunturan, Compostella Valley, on Monday, showed the massive damage caused by the accident. The collision ...

Shaping A Competitive Future
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-04
The K-12 program and the increased focus on STEM subjects brought us more in line with world standards, but we must do our part as corporate citizens by creating opportunities for K-12 graduates to be hired into the workplace. Development of digital ...

Rice tariffication is good for our rice farmers, our country
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-04
Article 4.2 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture prohibits the use of restrictions on agricultural imports other than tariffs -- and that includes non-tariff measures maintained through state-trading ... is a professor at the University of the Philippines ...

Lorenzana: Beaching ramp in Spratlys to be completed in early 2019
Global Nation - 2019-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Citing delays due to rough seas, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the construction of a beaching ramp on Philippine-held Pagasa Island (Thitu) in the West Philippine ...

Bill allowing motorcycle taxis hurdles House
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 4) -- A bill which aims to legalize and regulate the use of motorcycles-for-hire hurdled the House of Representatives. House Bill 8959 or the proposed ...

Brexit seen threatening 700,000 tourism jobs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
LONDON -- A leading global tourism body estimates that around 700,000 jobs in travel and tourism could be lost across Europe if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal on ...

Sandiganbayan cases filed by Ombudsman dip by more than half in 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Data from the Sandiganbayan shows that the cases filed by the Office of the Ombudsman went down from 2,513 in 2017 to just 739 in 2018, or a 71 percent decrease year-on-year.

Duterte death rumor made up by critics, enemies - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 4) -- Malacañang on Monday downplayed the rumored "death" of President Rodrigo Duterte, saying the issue was only made up by the president's critics.

Not yet safe to swim in Manila Bay, DOH warns public
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 4) -- Amid an ongoing cleanup, both health and environment officials on Monday advised Filipinos to still avoid swimming in the Manila Bay. The ...

Gordon clarifies key points in bill seeking to lower minimum age of criminal responsibility
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 4) -- A lawmaker pushing to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility clarified a key point in the proposed bill Monday, specifically jail time for ...

Former BI exec Argosino claims he was tricked into detention
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Immigration Deputy Commissioner Al Argosino claimed on Monday that he was tricked into detention after officials from the Sandiganbayan Sixth Division allegedly made ...

LOOK: Child rights groups stage protest at Senate to oppose lowering MACR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Different child rights groups have staged a protest outside the Senate complex on Monday to oppose the proposed law that would lower the minimum age of criminal ...

Can The Philippines Survive Rodrigo Duterte?
Forbes - 2019-02-04
As economic bookends go, a recent assertion by Philippine research group IBON Foundation is a head-turner. It claims President Rodrigo Duterte produced the lowest number of jobs in two years since Ferdinand Marcos in the 1980s. That may come as news to ...

If You're Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed
NPR - 2019-02-04
When registered nurse Ebony Monroe of Houston went through a period of being quick to anger about every little thing recently, she didn't realize what it might mean for her health. "If you had told me in the beginning that my irritability was related to ...

Women must look after mental health before conception, says study
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-02-04
New Australian research has found that women who suffer from depression before falling pregnant are more likely to have children with psychosocial problems, suggesting that looking after mental ...

PNP files murder charges vs Abu Sayyaf suspects in Jolo blasts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday filed multiple murder and frustrated murder charges against members of the Abu Sayyaf Group suspected of bombing a cathedral ...

Gutoc: Reenacted budget would hurt Marawi rehab, 2019 election
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A re-enacted budget would badly affect the rehabilitation of Marawi City and the conduct of the 2019 midterm elections, opposition senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc said on ...

Man shot dead by store owner after buying noodles in Quezon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
LUCENA CITY - A man who was buying noodles was killed by the store owner in Gumaca town in Quezon province shortly before midnight on Sunday, police said. Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon ...

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