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House OKs on 2nd reading bill lowering age of criminal liability to 12
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- Following backlash from experts and opposition from senators, the House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill lowering the minimum ...

Comelec reschedules Bangsamoro vote canvassing anew
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- The National Plebiscite Board of Canvassers (NPBOC) has rescheduled the canvassing of the Bangsamoro plebiscite votes to Thursday, as the ...

Gun used in killing Batocabe recovered from fish pond
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Police recovered on Wednesday the .45-caliber pistol used by the main gunman in the murder of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his police escort. The police found the ...

New IBM mentorship program readies students for a tech-powered future
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-23
CEO of IBM Asia-Pacific. "The Philippines needs more of these skills if the trajectory of six to seven percent growth is going to continue." From blue collar to new collar Created in 2011, P-TECH draws a direct path through high school, college ...

Druggie-turned-lawmaker: No to bill making 9-year-old kids criminally liable
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Even a lawmaker who admitted he was a drug addict and involved in a drug syndicate before opposed the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to nine ...

ANA to buy 10% stake in Philippine Airlines, say sources
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-23
TOKYO -- ANA Holdings plans to acquire a roughly 10% stake in PAL Holdings, the parent company of Philippine Airlines, in a deal valued at 10 billion yen ($91 million), sources said on Tuesday.

Budget chief: Programmed funds for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region 'substantial'
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday said the programmed budget for the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region is "substantial." "Well on the ...

Daraga mayor rushed to hospital due to 'hyperventilation' hours after arrest
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... said Baldo was brought to the University of Santo Tomas Hospital in Legazpi City, Albay Tuesday evening. Baldo underwent a 2D echocardiography test to check ...

Poe wants probe on possible Chinese takeover of Hanjin in Subic
Global Nation - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Grace Poe called for a Senate inquiry into the reported possible Chinese takeover of the Hanjin Philippines in Subic Bay, one of the most important maritime ...

Manila Zoo to be closed pending sewer line construction
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- Manila Zoo will be closed temporarily to the public starting Wednesday, in line with the government's rehabilitation of Manila Bay. Manila City ...

Palace: Duterte endorsing allied candidates in events 'not intentional'
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte did not mean to turn events he attended into campaign sorties for allies running in the 2019 elections, Malacañang said ...

Dominguez backs Duterte's sexual abuse accusations vs. priest
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... that Duterte was not the only victim of a certain Mark Falvey at the Ateneo de Davao University. "That was an experience many of us went through in school.

Brandon Truaxe, founder of skincare brand Deciem, has died at 40
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
(CNN) -- Brandon Truaxe, the founder of Canadian skincare company Deciem, has died at the age of 40, the firm announced in an Instagram post. Truaxe launched the brand, best known for its ...

House adds ?7-M to bounty for Batocabe killers
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- The House of Representatives will add another ?7 million to bounty for the arrest of the killers of AKO BICOL Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe.

PH may appeal US ban on work visas
Global Nation - 2019-01-22
The DFA also reminded Filipinos in the United States to follow immigration rules and avoid staying beyond what is allowed in their visas. After the ban ends on Jan. 18, 2020, the DHS will issue a ...

Kennon Road to be opened for 2 weeks
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
TUBA, Benguet, Philippines -- Kennon Road will be opened to motorists for two weeks starting Feb. 14. The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) signed a memorandum of understanding with Task Force Kennon Road to open ...

North Luzon Airport Consortium inks Clark concession agreement
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
In separate disclosures yesterday, Filinvest Development Corp. and JG Summit Holdings Inc. said the signing of the 25-year concession agreement marks a major milestone for the development of the Clark airport which is primed to be the next premier gateway ...

Jobs await displaced Hanjin workers -- DOLE
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Workers at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines who will lose their jobs can be reemployed either here or abroad, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Zenaida Campita, DOLE-Central Luzon ...

Del Rosario: China is modern Goliath
Global Nation - 2019-01-22
The book "The South China Sea Arbitration: Understanding the Awards and Debating with China" was written by Alfredo Robles Jr., an international relations professor at De La Salle University.

Duterte urged to sign rice tariffication bill
Inquirer - 2019-01-22
the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Philippine Investment Funds Association, the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. and the Shareholders ...

World Bank ease-of-doing-business ranking decline not dampening FDI
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-22
Inaugurated on Nov. 23, the Cavite terminal is expected to decongest the roadways leading to and from the port of Manila by at least 140 trucks a day. THE Philippines enacted an Ease of Doing Business Law this year, during which it also fell 11 places on ...

Mercury continues to drop in Baguio
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
The plunge came after days of erratic weather pattern in a month that had normally been associated with nippy mornings. The cold weather was caused by the prevailing northeast monsoon or ...

Regional markets turn cautious; PH stocks end flat
Inquirer - 2019-01-22
On the other hand, Megaworld slipped by 2.05 percent while Ayala Corp., SM Prime, Ayala Land, Puregold and Security Bank all lost over 1 percent. Jollibee, JG Summit, Metro Pacific and AEV also ...

Davos 2019 Day One: Huawei chairman said trade war is slowing sales, Microsoft CEO talked tech's impact on humanity
Business Insider - 2019-01-22
World leaders, business chieftains and other dignitaries converged in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday for the first day of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. The annual gathering in the Alps is a weeklong mix of speeches, networking and parties among ...

With a new video division, Group Nine's NowThis is betting big on original shows across social, streaming, and OTT platforms
Business Insider - 2019-01-22
Group Nine Media's NowThis video-news outlet is the latest publisher to launch an original-video-programming division. The division, called NowThis Originals, will develop and produce original shows for distribution across social, streaming, and linear ...

Report: Zynga founder Mark Pincus is raising up to $700 million for an investment fund
TechCrunch - 2019-01-22
Zynga founder Mark Pincus is raising up to $700 million for a new investment fund that will focus on publicly traded tech companies in need of strategic restructuring, according to a new report in ...

The newest motorcycle website is now up
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
You can now click on to www.motomagphilippines.com and explore the newest motorcycle website that the country can offer--and doing just that can make you win bags full of prizes from regular website raffles like helmets, safety gear, bike accessories ...

BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. goes on indefinite leave
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. has filed an indefinite leave of absence as he continues to battle tongue cancer. Espenilla issued a memo designating BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier as officer-in-charge ...

British doctors may soon write prescriptions for dance, art or music lessons
The Washington Post - 2019-01-22
What if you were ill and instead of -- or along with -- a prescription for a pharmaceutical drug, your doctor wrote a prescription for a music, dance or painting class? Doctors in Britain may soon start prescribing such activities for a range of ...

This woman died after having a routine colonoscopy -- now the hospital is being questioned
YAHOO! - 2019-01-22
A Missouri hospital is under investigation after an elderly woman who was scared of having a routine colonoscopy died after having the procedure done at their facility. Martha Wright, 83, had never had a colonoscopy and her family said she was scared of ...

Bleeding risks may offset aspirin's benefit vs heart disease
YAHOO! - 2019-01-22
Tampa (AFP) - Should healthy people take aspirin to ward off heart disease? The notion has been controversial, and the medical advice mixed. But a review of scientific data on the topic Tuesday showed that any benefits are slight, and are counterbalanced ...

Guns seized from 2 Parañaque employees
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Two Parañaque City government workers were arrested in a raid on their house in Barangay San Dionisio Monday morning. Police officers seized two 12-gauge shotguns, two .45 caliber pistols, two fragmentation grenades and 72 bullets ...

Huawei targets European expansion with mid-priced smartphone
Reuters - 2019-01-22
PARIS (Reuters) - Huawei is seeking to strengthen its position in Europe with a smartphone that offers new camera features and a lower price-tag than models from rivals Samsung and Apple. The new Honor View20, launched in China in December, was presented ...

Index ends flat as investors await GDP growth figures
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market was virtually flat yesterday as market investors stayed on the sidelines waiting for the economic figures to be released tomorrow. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) finished flat at 8,008.67, up 1 ...

Manila Zoo shut down indefinitely due to untreated sewage
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has ordered the indefinite closure of Manila Zoo after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) identified it as a major pollutant of Manila Bay. In an interview with The STAR yesterday ...

SWS: 79% of Muslims favor Bangsamoro Organic Law approval
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Nearly eight in 10 Muslims in the country are in favor of the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The BOL seeks to create an autonomous Bangsamoro region that ...

Huawei calls for swift end to case of executive arrested in Canada
YAHOO! - 2019-01-22
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies wants a quick resolution of the case of its former finance chief Meng Wanzhou, who is accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran and has been detained in Canada, its chairman said on Tuesday.

Alzheimer's Blood Test May Detect Damage Ahead of Symptoms
Medscape - 2019-01-22
Changes in blood levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) protein over time can predict neurodegeneration years before clinical symptoms appear in familial early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD), new research shows. Measuring blood NfL levels longitudinally ...

DOH issues rules on mental health law
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Hoping to put an end to the stigma surrounding mental health disorder, the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the National Mental Health Act. Health Secretary Francisco Duque ...

Neoadjuvant Chemo Ups Survival in Pancreatic Cancer
Medscape - 2019-01-22
SAN FRANCISCO -- For the first time, neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been shown to improve survival in patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The finding comes from a Japanese study, which used perioperative chemotherapy with ...

Security researchers are planning a night of prank calls against tech support scammers
ZDNet - 2019-01-22
One of the largest online communities of security researchers is organizing a night of fun, learning, and research, during which they plan to reverse the table and prank call tech support scammers. The event is scheduled for later today, 20:00 UTC (15:00 ...

Study: Aspirin cuts risk for heart attack, stroke, but increases major bleeding risk
Upi.com - 2019-01-22
Jan. 22 (UPI) --Aspirin can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, but it also increases major bleeding in patients who use it regularly, a new study says. Participants with no history of cardiovascular disease who took aspirin saw their risk of ...

Duterte: Young children are being used by drug syndicates
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- A day after a House committee panel approved the bill lowering the age of criminal responsibility to 9 years old, President Rodrigo Duterte said ...

Microsoft puts Acer, Dell and Lenovo Windows 10 PCs for students in the spotlight
ZDNet - 2019-01-22
At the annual BETT education show this week, Microsoft is highlighting seven new Windows 10 PCs from three OEMs that are meant for the education market. It's also introducing a new Microsoft Classroom Pen, optimized for the Microsoft Surface Go and ...

Philippine voters back new Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-22
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Voters in the Philippines ... impact to the people," Murad said on Monday, citing education, health, infrastructure and social services as priorities.

Bill Gates has a net worth of over $96 billion -- here's how he makes and spends his money
Business Insider - 2019-01-22
Bill Gates is the world's second richest person. His net worth is more than $93 billion [as of December 2018]. If Gates gave every single person in the world $10, he'd still have more than $20 billion left. Gates became the world's youngest self-made ...

Duterte to 'slow' DAR officials: Shape up or you're out
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte warned officials from what he called the conversion office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) that they would be ...

Traders to import 1.19M MT of rice
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-22
Escarez, NFA Officer-in-Charge Administrator ... of the Philippines, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Foundation for Economic Freedom, Investment House Association of the Philippines, Judicial Reform Initiative, Makati Business Club ...

BSP looks into data breach at Cebuana Lhuillier
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-22
The NCSP identified 12 critical information infrastructure or "infostructure" as the government; land, sea, and air transportation; energy; water; health; emergency services; banking and finance; business process outsourcing (BPO); telecommunications ...

Senate allots P68 billion for unfunded laws
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-22
Recto confirmed that the Senate version had alloted P18 billion for Universal Health Care; P10 billion for the Coconut Modernization law; P10 billion for Rice Tarrification Law and P30-billion for ...

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