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Drug suspect slain in Bulacan
philstar.com - 2019-02-02
MALOLOS, Philippines -- A drug suspect was killed in an alleged firefight with police officers in Bulacan yesterday morning. Denver Montaos allegedly drew his gun after sensing he was dealing with undercover agents in Barangay Calvario, Meycauayan ...

2 die in Luzon road mishaps
philstar.com - 2019-02-02
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- Two persons died in separate vehicular accidents in Cagayan and Isabela on Friday. Ronald Rosario, 54, was traveling in Quezon town, Isabela when his motorcycle collided with a van at around 11 p.m. Rosario was declared dead on ...

Central African Republic, 14 armed groups reach peace deal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
JOHANNESBURG -- A peace deal has been reached between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups after their first-ever direct dialogue aimed at ending years of conflict, the ...

Thousands of Spaniards protest for better pensions in Madrid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
MADRID -- Thousands of older Spaniards are marching through downtown Madrid to demand better public pensions. Many protesters on Saturday held up homemade signs, including some that read "We ...

Bieri and Christensen Dentistry In Laurens, Iowa Now Offers Cerec Dentistry Services
Yahoo Finance - 2019-02-02
Bieri & Christensen Dentistry in Laurens, Iowa has installed new Cerec dentistry services software and equipment that ensures patients can get a dental crown in just a couple of days instead of weeks.

Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after US does same
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
MOSCOW -- Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President ...

Mattel and National Geographic Team for New Line of Barbie Dolls
Fortune - 2019-02-02
Mattel announced in a statement on Thursday that it would be partnering with National Geographic to create a line of Barbie dolls focused on occupations that women are underrepresented in--like ...

Ayala, Yuchengco seal merger of school units
philstar.com - 2019-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Ayala and Yuchengco ... Malayan Colleges Mindanao in Davao, and Malayan Science High School in Manila. "It will also include AC Education and its subsidiaries, the University of Nueva Caceres, one of the oldest and largest ...

Philippine Rise Exhibit
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-02
in partnership with the marine scientists from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and the University of the Philippines Los Baños. With over 200 fish species found and ...

Giant Oarfish 'Warning' Of Coming Earthquake And Tsunami Is More Myth Than Science
Forbes - 2019-02-02
In Japanese folklore, animals play an important role in the origin of earthquakes. According to a popular story, the cause of earthquakes is the giant catfish Namazu. He is considered one of the yo-kai, creatures of mythology and folklore causing ...

Science for Change
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-02
"it may not be big in terms of the statistics of DOLE [Department of Labor and Employment], but this is really something we are proud of." In addition, the cumulative gross sales of all the ...

Billionaires in Russia attempt building dynasties for post-Putin era
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-02
"It rests on the informal contacts of fathers, which are difficult, if not impossible, to transfer to children," said Alena Ledeneva, a professor of politics and society at University College ...

Facebook kids game claims draw scrutiny from democratic senators
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-02
Two Democratic senators are demanding answers from Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg over reports that the social media giant allowed kids to make purchases costing thousands ...

$1.5-billion market seen once PHL science agency is created
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-02
In the meantime, despite the absence of the law creating PhilSA, the DOST and University of the Philippines (UP) are already building the foundation of the human resources to sustain the future of ...

$1.5-billion market seen once PHL space agency is created
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-02
In the meantime, despite the absence of the law creating PhilSA, the DOST and University of the Philippines (UP) are already building the foundation of the human resources to sustain the future of ...

Toward a sustainable bamboo enterprise
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-02
With the growing importance of bamboo, there is a need to strengthen the capacity for operating the whole business of producing, harvesting, processing and marketing the material, while ensuring ...

Reasons you should not miss the Pasinaya this year
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-02
WHETHER you are quite new in the arts, a casual fan or an art aficionado, you will surely find something that will catch your attention at the Pasinaya 2019, the largest multi-arts festival in the ...

Metro Manila jaywalkers to face stiffer penalties: ?500 fine, local ordinance violation record
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-02
The Metro Manila Council, which is made up of mayors in the 17 local government units in the region, have agreed to deputize the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to implement their ...

Security forces conduct house-to-house searches in Jolo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Fear gripped Jolo residents following house-to-house searches conducted by soldiers and police officers in some villages of Jolo on Friday and early Saturday morning. The ...

A tiny dinosaur relative named the "Antarctic King" has been discovered at the South Pole
Business Insider - 2019-02-02
The Antarctica of 250 million years ago was a far cry from today's icy landscape. At the time, the continent boasted a warm environment, forests, rivers, and plenty of fauna. One of those ancient creatures, scientists just learned, was a carnivorous ...

145$ million funds frozen after death of cryptocurrency exchange admin
ZDNet - 2019-02-02
Roughly $145 million worth of cryptocurrency funds are frozen in the cold (offline) wallet of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange portal after the death of its owner. QuadrigaCX, the exchange, has filed for legal protection against its creditors in ...

New Basilan government complex ready for turnover to BARMM
philstar.com - 2019-02-02
BASILAN, Philippines -- Basilan has a new government complex in Lamitan City where the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao can establish a provincial center. The complex is now 90 percent complete and can accommodate the provincial offices of ...

WATCH: Highlights of Isabela Bambanti Festival
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
A brief and energetic video was recently featured on the Facebook page of Gov. Faustino "Bojie" Dy III, who is running for vice governor in the May 2019 elections, with running mate Rep.

Insiders say that new Intel CEO Bob Swan is a solid pick, but faces some tough challenges right away
Business Insider - 2019-02-02
The seven-month search for an Intel CEO finally came to a halt on Thursday, with interim chief exec Bob Swan getting the role on a more permanent basis. Wall Street analysts tell us that Swan is a smart pick, if an unexpected one -- his background is in ...

CIDG nabs cop who threatened girl in Southern Leyte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Southern Leyte arrested a police officer who was caught with a minor inside ...

Lake Michigan Is Frozen Over and Shrouded in 'Sea Smoke' and the Photos Are so Dramatic
YAHOO! - 2019-02-02
The recent polar vortex has brought extremely cold temperatures to parts of the U.S., causing snow and intense winds in cities across the Midwest. While the dangerously cold temperatures have brought with them transportation and travel disruptions, with ...

Army in clash with Abu Sayyaf in Patikul
philstar.com - 2019-02-02
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Fresh fighting erupted in the jungle of Patikul town, Sulu before midday on Saturday when Army rangers engaged a reported 100 members of the Abu Sayyaf in a firefight. Troops from the 5th Scout Ranger Battalion got into a ...

House to force Senate to itemize 2019 national budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives is pushing for having the 2019 national budget itemized instead of tackling the request of Senate President Vicente Sotto III for a reenacted ...

No, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Doesn't Support "Aborting Babies Up Until Birth"
YAHOO! - 2019-02-02
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is facing backlash after expressing support for women's right to terminate their pregnancies in the third trimester if medically necessary. In an interview with WTOP, Northam was asked about a bill that would loosen the ...

CHR slams PNP for its treatment of De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Saturday slammed the Philippine National Police (PNP) for its treatment of detained Senator Leila de Lima. De Lima is being held ...

SC to conduct oral arguments on public nurses' salary
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) -- The Supreme Court (SC) decided Friday it will conduct on February 26 oral arguments on the 2015 petition filed by ANG NARS Party-list over the salary ...

Locsin: Philippines must protest creation of China rescue center
Global Nation - 2019-02-02
"Not contest protest. Not even the US [United States] will contest it," Locsin added as he expressed agreement with the position of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpi

Trump suspends arms treaty, citing Chinese, Russian threats
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is pulling the plug on a decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia, lifting what it sees as unreasonable constraints on competing with a resurgent Russia ...

DOTr wants more time to study use of motorcycles as taxis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Saturday asked for more time to evaluate the safety and legal concerns that entangle the use of motorcycles as a mode of public ...

PH to protest China's rescue hub in West Philippine Sea - DFA
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) -- The Philippines will protest China's construction of a maritime rescue center in the West Philippine Sea, the country's top diplomat said Saturday.

Comelec mulls exempting big-ticket gov't projects from election spending ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it is looking into exempting some of the government's big-ticket infrastructure projects from the spending ...

Recto: Most senators have local constituencies too
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
MANILA, Philippines-- Like congressmen, senators have local constituencies to serve. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said this amid talks of huge "pork" insertions in the 2019 ...

Lacson hits back at Bravo over national budget amendments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Panfilo Lacson on Saturday dared COOP NATCCO Rep. Anthony Bravo to make all his amendments in the national budget public. Lacson issued the challenge after Bravo ...

World of Dance Philippines judges on long love affair with dance
philstar.com - 2019-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The newest reality contest in town ... Maja turned emotional when she looked back on the health challenges -- a heart surgery and cancer scare -- Gary went through last year. "Then it happened. The health challenge of Tito ...

Nintendo's Switch magic may be wearing off
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-02
(CNN) -- When it was first released, Nintendo's Switch console was so popular that the company struggled to ship enough devices to meet the huge demand. The Japanese gaming giant now has a ...

Facebook and Twitter remove thousands of fake accounts tied to Russia, Venezuela and Iran
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-02
(CNN) -- For anyone hoping that foreign operations are no longer using social media to try to meddle in and influence debate and policy in the U.S. and all over the world, Thursday should be ...

Batocabe widow announces Daraga mayoral bid
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- Citing the proddings of no less than President Duterte, the widow of Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe declared yesterday that she is running for mayor of Daraga, Albay. Gertie Batocabe, 50, said Duterte invited her and ...

Warmer-than-normal weather on the way after US polar blast
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
CHICAGO - Temperatures could rise by 26.7 degrees Celsius within days in Illinois. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 27-kilometer ice jam could lead to flooding. Across the US Midwest ...

House leader calls Lacson hypocrite for pork insertion claims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
A House deputy minority leader on Friday tried to turn the tables on Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, calling him a "hypocrite" for allegedly throwing a monkey wrench into the bicameral ...

Alejano: Palace virtually surrendered PH claim to Kagitingan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
"Why should we be grateful to those who are stealing our territory?" the former Marine captain said on Friday. "Allowing China to occupy a highly contested reef is in itself act of surrendering.

Roque withdraws from Senate race
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
Calling it "the saddest decision" of his life, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said he was pulling out of the May 2019 senatorial race due to medical reasons. Roque made the ...

Human toll of cold: more than 2 dozen dead, hundreds hurt
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
CHICAGO -- The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight ...

Factory activity growth continues to slow in January
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-01
Sought for comment, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. economist Michael L. Ricafort said the manufacturing growth slowed down to a four-month low as it reflected the slower growth in exports amid a global economic slowdown and lingering concerns on the US ...

Tim Cook Is Right: Why Differentiating Apple From Other Tech Giants Is Such A Smart Move
Forbes - 2019-02-01
We have grown accustomed to seeing the companies that play such a large and influential part in our lives as a homogenous bunch -- Big Tech, Fangs and the rest. But it is arguable that all that changed this week, when Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple ...

Government to issue rules to address high shipping costs, port traffic
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is set to issue rules governing fees and charges of shipping lines, operators and truckers within the month to address high costs and congestion at ports, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. Several ...

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