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Dengue death toll in Indonesia climbs to 132, eight regions declare emergency
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
JAKARTA -- The Health Ministry has recorded a sudden spike in dengue fever cases in the last four weeks, with the death toll rising to 132 by Jan. 29. Peak dengue transmission typically occurs ...

MMDA eyeing exclusive motorcycle lane on Edsa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is considering designating an exclusive lane for motorcycles along Edsa once the "road diet" initiative pushes through ...

PDEA: Average price of shabu in Metro now P3,500 per gram
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The prices of shabu (crystal meth) have increased from P1,200 per gram to P3,500 per gram in Metro Manila, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron ...

Bank reserve cuts loom as BSP sees moderating January inflation
Inquirer - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines - Prices of consumer goods and services are expected to have risen at a more moderate pace in January due to easing rice prices, although the impact of the second consecutive ...

DOF opposes move to remove VAT from fuel
Inquirer - 2019-01-31
The Department of Finance (DOF) is opposing a bill at the Senate that aims to make fuel cheaper by removing the value added tax (VAT) on petroleum products. Senator Aquilino "Kiko" Pimentel ...

Hontiveros gets award for social justice work from EU civil society, parliamentarians
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Risa Hontiveros was bestowed with the Silver Rose Award by a European network of civil society organizations and European Union (EU) parliamentarians in ...

Generate Leads and Grow Your Brand Using Social Media
Inquirer - 2019-01-31
Social media has changed the sales funnel and revolves in every aspect of the customer experience journey. Find out in Social Media for Lead Generation Seminar-Workshop 2019 on February 28, 2019 ...

LIST: 63 senatorial candidates in May 2019 polls
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 31) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday released the 63 names in its final "certified list" of senatorial candidates for the May 13 polls.

University of Iowa student found dead amid chilly weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
CHICAGO -- The body of a University of Iowa student has been found on the campus in Iowa City, and officials said they believe his death was weather-related. Television station KCRG reported the ...

LRT-2, MRT-3 prohibit bottled water at rail premises for security measures
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Train managements have started to implement a ban on bottled water and other liquid materials as a security measure following the recent bombing incidents in Mindanao.

4 more establishments ordered closed for polluting Manila Bay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines - Four more commercial establishments were shut down for dumping wastewater into the Manila Bay, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu announced on Thursday. Cimatu said the ...

Filipino domestic worker executed in Saudi Arabia for murder
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 31) -- A 39-year-old Filipino household worker has been executed in Saudi Arabia after she was found guilty of murder. Department of Foreign Affairs ...

Palace: No need to expand martial law outside Mindanao, PH still a safe haven
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines--Despite the recent bombings in Jolo and Zamboanga City, Malacañang still believes that there is no need to expand martial law beyond Mindanao as the country remains a ...

PNP clears 4 men seen on CCTV in Jolo blasts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines--Police have cleared four men of their involvement in the twin bombings in Jolo, Sulu. These men, who surfaced before the police on Wednesday to clear their names, were ...

4 persons of interest in Jolo blast 'cleared', but still being probed
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 31) -- Police say they have cleared and released the four men caught on security camera initially thought to be behind the deadly twin blasts at a cathedral ...

LOOK: The face of prime suspect in Jolo blast
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 31) -- CNN Philippines has obtained a photo of "Alias Kamah," tagged as the main suspect behind the deadly bombing of a cathedral in Jolo, Sulu. Police said ...

Palace: Thank China for 'rescue center' in West Philippine Sea if...
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 31) -- Malacañang on Thursday downplayed China's establishment of a maritime rescue center in the West Philippine Sea amid calls for the government to ...

Palace condemns murder of NDF consultant, QC village chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines--Malacañang on Thursday condemned the killing of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Randy Felix Malayao and Quezon City Barangay Captain ...

Recto wants big-ticket infra projects exempted from poll ban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-31
Recto also pointed out that the campaign period will coincide with the summer season "which is the best time, weather-wise, for construction." "We should take advantage of this so-called ...

Maguindanao gov to seek dismissal of petitions vs BOL
philstar.com - 2019-01-31
The province's peace and order council, which includes representatives of local government units in Maguindanao, the police, the military and other law enforcement agencies, passed a resolution on Wednesday for Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu to act on its behalf.

House panel OKs bill on mandatory ROTC training
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... In November 2018, he urged the Congress to pass the law to "instill patriotism and love of country for the youth." He also argued that ROTC is needed for future ...

Police probe two persons of interest in Zamboanga mosque blast
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 31) -- Regional police said they are pursuing two persons that may be behind the grenade attack that killed two people and injured four others in a mosque ...

OFW executed for murder in Saudi Arabia -- DFA
Global Nation - 2019-01-31
MANILA, Philippines -- A 39-year-old Filipina household service worker in Saudi Arabia was executed last Tuesday after being found guilty of murder, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said ...

Senate panel eyes curing provisions for Mislatel's franchise issue
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- The Senate panel probing the legality of the third major telecommunications (telco) player is assessing whether it can cure the defect and questions ...

CA confirms AFP chief Madrigal's appointment
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Benjamin Madrigal Jr. got the nod of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

Budget chief: Slow agriculture output should not be blamed on DA's budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Thursday the agriculture sector's slow growth output should not be blamed on ...

Pangilinan hits 'wrong' implementation of juvenile justice law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan slammed the "erroneous" implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, saying that children who commit ...

PDEA files charges vs parents of minors rounded up in drug den
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- The parents of the minors rounded up in a drug den in Navotas were charged by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Wednesday. Seventeen ...

BIR misses 2018 revenue target on lower excise tax, VAT collections
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- The country's tax agency has failed to reach its target collection for 2018 despite the effectivity of the tax reform law. In a report to the House ...

House approves bill for mandatory student fare discounts on second reading
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- Students may soon get expanded fare discounts. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed on the second reading House Bill 8885, which aims to ...

Senate panel resumes third telco probe Wednesday
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- The Senate will hold its final hearing on the country's third telecommunications (telco) player on Wednesday. Senate Committee on Public Services Chairperson ...

Martial law in Mindanao effective? Only 'speculative,' Pangilinan says
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said no proof has been presented to show that martial law in Mindanao has been effective, countering Malacañang's ...

Racaza resigns from Xurpas
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-31
XURPAS, Inc. has named Alexander D. Corpuz its new president, replacing Raymond Gerard S. Racaza who resigned from his role as president, chief executive officer and director of the company. The listed firm made the announcement to the stock exchange on ...

2 more firms offer help to build crucial cell sites
Inquirer - 2019-01-31
In a separate development, listed Transpacific Broadband Group International Inc. said it planned to also build cell towers and that it intended to sign a similar arrangement with the DICT.

Back Mislatel franchise validity, Senate urged
Inquirer - 2019-01-30
But the committee chair Sen. Grace Poe warned that even if the Senate decided in favor of Mislatel and approved the transfer of its controlling interest to allow the franchise to continue ...

Diokno sees Comelec OK of exemption for pivotal infra
Inquirer - 2019-01-30
The economic team is optimistic the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will greenlight their proposal to exempt big-ticket infrastructure from the spending ban ahead of the midterm elections in May ...

Israeli firm eyed for financing of agri flagship project
Inquirer - 2019-01-30
An Israeli company is willing to provide as much as P44 billion in funds to the Department of Agriculture to finance one of its flagship programs over the next three years, as a result of ...

Predicting corporate failures
Inquirer - 2019-01-30
There are many factors that affect the value of a stock. One of these is the risk that a company may default on its loan in the future. When financial risks become evident, higher discounts ...

Baguio chill drops to new low ahead of flower fest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
It was caused by the cold winds brought by the prevailing northeast monsoon and those from Siberia, said Ceferino Hulipas, chief of the weather bureau station here. An influx of tourists is ...

Battle of Manila Bay a catalyst for action
Inquirer - 2019-01-30
In that event, I saw the government and the private sector (business and civil society) unite to address ... Management Association of the Philippines, Water Alliance, Water Links, European ...

Jeddah labor office turned over distressed maid to Saudi rapist
Global Nation - 2019-01-30
A distressed Filipino domestic worker in Saudi Arabia was raped by a Saudi recruiter who had promised to find her a new job with another employer, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on ...

DOJ orders Janette Garin to answer Dengvaxia raps
philstar.com - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has again summoned former health secretary Janette Garin and other officials to answer the criminal charges filed against them over the deaths allegedly caused by the Dengvaxia vaccine. In a hearing ...

Apple Engineer Arrested, Accused Of Stealing Autonomous Vehicle Trade Secrets
Forbes - 2019-01-30
Apple recently cut 200 positions from its autonomous vehicle program, which means that there are a lot of engineers angling for new opportunities inside and out of the company. One employee may have been trying to secure a job with a direct competitor by ...

LEAKED MEMO: Facebook is scrambling to do damage control with 'pissed' employees after Apple blocks its internal apps
Business Insider - 2019-01-30
Apple has caused work inside Facebook to grind to a halt, and the social network's employees are "pissed." On Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that Facebook was quietly operating a research program that paid teens and adults to let the Silicon Valley tech ...

He led open source projects in Microsoft's early days of exploring it. Now he's returning as GitHub's new product head
Business Insider - 2019-01-30
When Shanku Niyogi first encountered GitHub, he was working at Microsoft in its early days of warming up to open source. Now, he's joining GitHub to become its new senior vice president of product, GitHub announced on Wednesday. Niyogi, who has spent over ...

YouTube Music now works with Sonos speakers
The Verge - 2019-01-30
YouTube has announced that, starting today, YouTube Music is now available within the Sonos app and can be played on all Sonos speakers. Users with a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscription will be able to stream albums, remixes, covers ...

iRobot Just Unveiled Terra, Its First Robotic Lawn Mower
YAHOO! - 2019-01-30
For the past 17 years, millions of people around the world have grown accustomed to letting their Roomba robotic vacuums clean their homes. But at long last, this morning iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) unveiled a worthy outdoor counterpart to its flagship product ...

Xbox One consoles are down
Mashable - 2019-01-30
Xbox One consoles around the world have stopped working. Xbox One owners are reporting major problems with their consoles online with displays being stuck on black screens at startup, games not ...

High Ceilings and a Lovely View: Denisova Cave Was Home to a Lost Branch of Humanity
The New York Times - 2019-01-30
Over the past decade, the Denisova Cave in Siberia has yielded some of the most fascinating fossils ever found. To the naked eye, they are not much to look at -- a few teeth, bits of bone. But the fossils contain DNA dating back tens of thousands of years.

Little Girl Forges a Heartwarming Bond With a Ballet Dancer Who Shares the Same Rare Birth Defect
YAHOO! - 2019-01-30
A little girl and a ballet dancer in Washington, D.C. recently forged a very special bond. 20-year-old Gianna Forte, a dancer with the Washington Ballet, and 9-year-old Kenzie Glasgow were both born with the same rare birth defect: an omphalocele.

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