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Senate ratifies bicam report on OSG, energy efficiency bills
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines - The Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on bills strengthening the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) and Energy Efficiency and ...

Cold spell to last until February - Pagasa
philstar.com - 2019-01-30
Temperatures are expected to plunge even further in the coming days due to the surge of the northeast monsoon or cold air from China and Siberia, according to the state weather bureau. "We can still experience colder temperatures in February," Ana Liza ...

Senate report recommends criminal liability age threshold to 12, stiffer penalties for parents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Children as young as 12 years old who acted with discernment should be held criminally liable while parents of children in conflict with the law should suffer stiffer ...

AboitizPower plans P16.8 billion bonds in second half of 2019
philstar.com - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Aboitiz Power Corp. plans to issue up to P16.8 billion fixed-rate bonds in the second half. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday, AboitizPower said its board approved the issuance of the third tranche of its ...

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines falls most in 2 weeks
Reuters - 2019-01-30
Investors await U.S. Fed decision, Sino-U.S. trade talks * Malaysia down 0.4 pct, exports to China contract By Mensholong Lepcha Jan 30 (Reuters) - Most Southeast ... trade tensions and waning business and consumer confidence. Adding to investor caution ...

Actor Richard Gutierrez cleared of tax evasion charge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared actor Richard Gutierrez of tax evasion, falsification of public documents and perjury charges. Gutierrez and his company RGUTZ ...

Rising-Star Philippine Economy Slips, 2019 Seen as Pivotal
Voice of America - 2019-01-30
Investment would create jobs, in turn easing poverty. "In terms of the whole ease of doing business, the Philippines ranks very low, but one of those reasons is poor infrastructure," said Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Markit.

Manila bishop says age of reason not same as discernment
philstar.com - 2019-01-30
According to a Social Weather Stations survey released on Tuesday, majority of Filpinos believe the age of criminal responsibility should be pegged at 15 years old. READ: Minimum age of criminal responsibility should be 15 -- poll The measure is currently ...

Two men in Jolo church blast CCTV clip go to police to clear names
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- Two persons of interest in the bombings in Jolo, Sulu voluntarily came forward to authorities on Wednesday to deny their involvement in the deadly ...

Barangay chairwoman seeking Congress seat shot dead in Quezon City
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- A barangay captain seeking a seat in Congress was killed in a shooting incident in Quezon City on Wednesday, police said. According to an initial ...

Dangerous arctic chill sweeps over US Midwest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
The US Postal Service -- known for its commitment to bringing the mail whatever the weather -- has even reportedly suspended deliveries in Iowa due to the severe cold. Temperatures in almost a ...

Arroyo bats for approval of P3.8 trillion 2019 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines - Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday said she wants Congress to approve the proposed 2019 P3.8 trillion national budget and prevent a reenacted one. "Well, of ...

Cabadbaran City wins best in health services
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-30
CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, Jan. 30 (PIA) - The City of Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte has been awarded as the Best Performing City besting five other cities in Caraga Region. During the recent awarding ceremony in Butuan City, the Department of ...

FOCUS-Undeterred by Sanofi's stumble, Takeda takes similar path with dengue shot
Reuters - 2019-01-30
Sanofi took part in a three-day meeting hosted by the World Health Organization and the Dengue Vaccine Initiative in July 2015. Regulators from seven countries where dengue poses the biggest threat, including the Philippines, were there. Dengvaxia has ...

Bam Aquino denounces mosque grenade blast in Zamboanga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Bam Aquino on Wednesday denounced the blast that hit a mosque in Zamboanga City as he called on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice. "We strongly ...

Philippines conduct airstrikes on terrorists that bombed church
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-30
The church bombing was the first of three fatal attacks in three days in the southern Philippines, an escalation of violence that comes just a week after a vote in the Muslim-majority region for ...

China puts up 'rescue center' in West Philippine Sea
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
"The center will offer better support to maritime rescue operations in the southern part of the ... director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the ...

Gatchalian: Consider results of SWS survey before lowering age of criminal liability
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing that majority of Filipinos agree that the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) is 15 years old should ...

Philippines' Hotel 101 seeks cash abroad to fuel global rise
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-30
In 2012, Tony Tan Caktiong, founder and chairman of Jollibee, the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, became an investor in the company. Asset management companies for Sia and Tan Caktiong ...

China opens maritime rescue base in West Philippine Sea
Global Nation - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- China launched a maritime rescue center on one of its artificial bases in the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), state-run media reported.

Only one witness testified in El Chapo's defense, and it wasn't the drug lord
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
(CNN) -- The defense of Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán began Tuesday and was over in minutes, with a single FBI agent taking the stand. The prosecution also read a "stipulation ...

Megaworld Corp. allocates P65-billion capex this year
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-30
MEGAWORLD Corp., the property-development arm of businessman Andrew Tan, said it is allocating P65 billion in capital expenditures (capex) this year, mainly for residential, office and mall ...

Cool, fair weather to prevail on Wednesday - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Baguio City had its coldest morning since the northeast monsoon started in October, the weather bureau said Wednesday. Mercury levels dropped to 9.2 degrees Celsius at 5 a ...

Baguio temperature drops to 9°C
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- The summer capital of the Philippines is getting colder by the day. Baguio City posted a new record low temperature of 9 degrees Celsius (°C ...

Meralco names incoming president
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-30
Also at that time, he was board member of the four listed companies, namely: PLDT, Inc.; Metro Pacific Investments Corp.; Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corp.; and Roxas Holdings Inc. In April last year, Mr. Espinosa, who was 61 at that time, was chairman of ...

Jolo blast death toll climbs to 20
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
The province is contesting this before the Supreme Court. The attacks also came amid the implementation of martial law in Mindanao, which has been in place since May 23, 2017.

Filipina domestic helper raped in Saudi Arabia
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 29) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said it is assisting a Filipina domestic helper in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia who was allegedly raped by ...

Two dead, at least three injured in Zamboanga mosque blast
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- An explosion at a mosque in Zamboanga City killed two people and injured at least three others, regional police confirmed. Zamboanga Peninsula ...

Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau's anti-scalawag head arrested for extortion
philstar.com - 2019-01-29
MANILA, Philippines -- An official of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) was arrested by police officers on Monday over allegations of extortion. Mark Bien Urrieta, head of the MTPB anti-scalawag and cleansing section, was caught in an ...

Groups reject lower age of crime responsibility
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-29
A survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) and the Commission on Human Rights last year showed that for the majority of Filipinos who think that children who commit crimes should be jailed ...

AFP chief to recommend lifting martial law in Mindanao once rebel forces are reduced
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 29) -- The validity of the extension of martial law in Mindanao continues to be a hot topic in the Supreme Court. In a hearing Tuesday, Armed Forces of the ...

Megaworld sets aside P65B for expansion in 2019
Inquirer - 2019-01-29
Five new office towers are expected to be completed within the year in Uptown Bonifacio, Iloilo Business Park, Arcovia City and Pampanga, with total gross leasable area of around 189,000 sqm.

Huawei CFO Meng arrives for Canada bail hearing
Reuters - 2019-01-29
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived for a hearing before a Canadian court on Tuesday, in a case that has strained Beijing's ties with Canada and the United States. Rough Cut (no reporter ...

How Will Technology Affect The Retail Industry?
Forbes - 2019-01-29
What does the future hold for the retail industry as technology continues to advance? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Mark Pilkington ...

Prominent businessman faces DOJ charges over SRC breach
philstar.com - 2019-01-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A well-known individual will soon face charges from the Department of Justice (DOJ) for violating the Securities Regulation Code (SRC), acting on a complaint filed earlier by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The DOJ has ...

Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users
TechCrunch - 2019-01-29
As Slack reportedly readies itself for an entry to the public markets, the high-flying startup is ready to brag a little bit about what it has accomplished in the past year. In a blog post, the ...

Blood Glucose Control a Factor in Diabetes Fracture Risk
Medscape - 2019-01-29
Blood glucose control appears to play a role in the known risk of fracture in diabetes; however, the effect is only significant in type 1 diabetes, suggesting insulin deficiency and poor glycemic control earlier in life could take a toll on bone mass among ...

Privacy commission probing report of data breach from Globe Telecom
Inquirer - 2019-01-29
MANILA, Philippines - The National Privacy Commission is verifying a report from Globe Telecom about a personal data breach affected 8,851 prepaid customers after registering for free ...

Electrify America's Brings Its Super-fast Chargers Back Online
Forbes - 2019-01-29
Electrify America's network of high-speed electric vehicle charging stations is fully restored after a voluntarily shut down of some of its chargers last week. The problem centered around the liquid cooled cables used by some of the company's DC fast ...

Vegan diets boost gut hormone that helps weight loss, study says
Upi.com - 2019-01-29
Jan. 29 (UPI) --A vegan diet can help reduce blood sugar and body weight, a new study says. Men who ate vegan meals saw a boost in their gastrointestinal hormones, which help regulate glucose metabolism, secrete insulin, process energy and manage weight ...

New Device Finds Patients at Risk for Esophageal Cancer
Medscape - 2019-01-29
A minimally invasive esophageal sampling device has excellent potential for the early diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and the earlier detection of esophageal cancer in high-risk patients, new research indicates. The device is in the form of a small ...

PAL plane blocks NAIA runway, interrupting operations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane obstructed a runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Aiport (NAIA) on Tuesday evening, momentarily interrupting operations. According to ...

Aboitiz Power eyes P16.9-B fixed rate bond issue
Inquirer - 2019-01-29
Aboitiz Power Corp. plans to issue within this semester P16.9 billion worth of fixed rate bonds as the company nears its goal of building a portfolio of at least 4,000 megawatt (MW) of installed ...

Huawei is accused of attempting to copycat a T-Mobile robot, and the charges read like a comical spy movie
Business Insider - 2019-01-29
The US on Monday charged the Chinese phone giant Huawei, Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, and a couple of affiliates with bank and wire fraud and theft of trade secrets. The two indictments are the latest development in a saga that exploded when the ...

Collection of income, VAT, excise taxes tied to P82-billion BIR shortfall
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-29
Some of them may go out of the business, or some might have shifted to other kinds of nontax consumption," Misajon said in an interview with reporters. Misajon traced the lower total excise tax ...

'Magical transformation': Netizens share photos of cleaner Manila Bay
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 29) -- The government's rehabilitation project of the Manila Bay has officially kicked off, and some residents did not waste time checking up on the recent ...

Chinese tech giant Huawei, top exec face criminal charges in US
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-29
The officials provided details from a 10-count grand jury indictment in Seattle, and a separate 13-count case from prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York. Among the accusations ...

US charges against Huawei may poison China trade talks
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-29
The administration has accused Beijing of deploying predatory trade tactics, ranging from requiring US and other foreign companies to hand over technology in return for access to the vast Chinese ...

Beijing tells US to stop Huawei crackdown
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-29
But Huawei says the scrutiny has had little impact on its business elsewhere. The company says it serves 45 of the 50 biggest global telecom carriers and forecasts its 2018 global revenue should ...

Purina wants your dog to save the planet by eating fish heads
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-29
The menu goes against the grain in the $90-billion business, whose growth has been driven by dog and cat owners serving up meals that increasingly resemble their own--including organic ...

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