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North Korean media raise issues over human rights, inter-Korean projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
SEOUL -- North Korea appears to be hoping to increase pressure on Seoul over inter-Korean projects and human rights concerns ahead of the second US-North Korea summit. North Korean media and ...

2 Taguig cops face robbery, graft charges - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Criminal charges were filed against a precinct commander in Taguig City for allegedly extorting P100,000 from the mother of a drug suspect in exchange for downgrading the cases against him. Chief Inspector Paul Bryan Torres, head of ...

Senators oppose criminal responsibility at 9 years old
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- A number of senators opposed the House Justice panel's move to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) to nine years old, even as ...

Palace: Callamard has no business interfering with Philippine Congress
Global Nation - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines--"Shameful is when she intrudes into the sovereignty of this country." Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this on Tuesday in response to United Nations ...

Asian Shares Decline on Concerns Over Global, China Slowdown
The New York Times - 2019-01-22
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed 0.5 percent to 20,622.91 and the ... Shares rose in Taiwan but fell in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. GLOBAL GROWTH: On Monday, the International Monetary Fund cut its 2019 global growth estimate ...

Tourist killed by falling window from Hong Kong hotel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
HONG KONG - A hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail Tuesday as investigators try to work out what ...

DFA, envoy tapped to act on US work visa ban
Global Nation - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang on Tuesday said it will let the Department Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Philippine Ambassador to the US take the necessary steps following the issuance of a one ...

Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 7 dead
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30 mph (48 kph) and wind chills approaching minus ...

Senate wants BI to work with DOLE before issuing working permits for foreigners
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- The Senate wants the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to coordinate with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) first before issuing special working ...

More senators oppose, some cold on lowering age of criminal liability
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- More senators belonging ... and nurturing means than outright imprisonment. Children belong in schools, not in jails," he said in a statement. If the objective of ...

Customs orders post-clearance audit of imports - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs will now require the conduct of post-clearance audit on importers and brokers, as well as the prior disclosure in their goods declarations in a bid to further improve its revenue collection capabilities ...

UNICEF Philippines slams move to lower age of criminal liability
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A humanitarian organization has slammed the passage of a bill at the House of Representatives that seeks to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, saying the ...

DENR: 'All set for Manila Bay rehabilitation' - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other concerned agencies are all set for the Manila Bay rehabilitation, which will start on Sunday, an official said yesterday. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said they would ...

US stops issuing new work visas to Filipinos
Global Nation - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The United States Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) has imposed a one-year ban on Filipino workers seeking jobs across the US under the federal H-2A and H-2B programs.

Despite SEC probe, insider trading remains prevalent - 2019-01-22
For instance, the case against Dante Tan regarding the 1998 BW stock manipulation scandal was dismissed by the Court of Appeals in 2005. Tan, a businessman close to former president Joseph Estrada, was cleared of charges of stock manipulation and insider ...

House panel approves bill jailing child offenders as young as 9
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- With the help of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the House Justice committee approved Monday a bill which seeks to jail child offenders as young as ...

Gadon asks Comelec to stop pollsters from publishing 'bogus' election survey results
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- A senatorial aspirant has filed a petition asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to tell two private pollsters to stop publishing what he ...

Palace: Duterte 'optimistic' about federalism approval within his term
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- President Rodrigo Duterte still believes a new federal charter will be in place within his term despite seeming delays, Malacañang said Monday.

Marawi overwhelmingly votes for Bangsamoro ratification
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Marawi City (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- Residents of Marawi City in Lanao del Sur overwhelmingly voted in favor of the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, which is seen to bring a ...

Autopsy sought on Pangasinan bullying victim - 2019-01-21
MANGALDAN, Pangasinan, Philippines -- The family of a student who died after he was allegedly beaten up by his schoolmates at the Mangaldan National High School has requested authorities to conduct an autopsy on his body. Chief Inspector Ariel Caballero ...

SEC upholds removal of Calata from PSE roster
Inquirer - 2019-01-21
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has upheld a 2017 decision by the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) to delist controversial agribusiness firm Calata Corp. and perpetually ban its leader ...

Merck's Partner Gets FDA Nod for Herceptin Biosimilar
Yahoo Finance - 2019-01-21
Merck & Co Inc. MRK announced that its partner, Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd received FDA approval for Ontruzant, a biosimilar to Roche Holding AG's RHHBY breast cancer treatment, Herceptin.

EMA Decision on Durvalumab in NSCLC Is 'Major Cause of Concern'
Medscape - 2019-01-21
When, for the first time in decades, a trial last year showed an improvement in survival in patients with stage III inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the results swiftly led to approval of the immunotherapy that had demonstrated this benefit ...

Cancer survivors face stress from steep medical bills
Reuters - 2019-01-21
(Reuters Health) - Cancer survivors have higher-than-average rates of medical financial hardship, a U.S. study suggests. Medical financial hardship includes problems paying bills and other challenges with money; psychological stress like intense worry over ...

Google slapped with more than $56 million in fines under new European privacy rules
YAHOO! - 2019-01-21
Google slapped with more than $56 million in fines under new European privacy rules originally appeared on Google has been fined more than $56 million over its advertising in Europe. France's data privacy watchdog CNIL announced in a ...

France fines Google nearly $57M for privacy rules violations - 2019-01-21
Jan. 21 (UPI) --French regulators fined Google almost $57 million Monday for running afoul of Europe's new data privacy laws that went into effect last year. Google became the first U.S. tech company to be hit for violating the regulations. France's ...

Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 89
Rappler - 2019-01-21
While families began to bury the dead, officials indicated the death toll could still rise. In a press conference on Monday, Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said: "We've had 4 more deaths on top of the 85 announced, now we're at 89." He had said on Sunday ...

France fines Google $57 million for breaking Europe's strict new privacy rules
Business Insider - 2019-01-21
Google has been fined EUR50 million ($57 million) by the French privacy watchdog for breaching Europe's strict new privacy rules, the GDPR. France's data watchdog CNIL used its powers under GDPR to levy a considerably higher fine on Google than it could ...

Elon Musk says he talked to CERN about building tunnels for its biggest ever particle collider
Business Insider - 2019-01-21
Scientists have an ambitious new plan to explore the mysteries of the universe, and Elon Musk might be there to help. The Tesla chief executive said on Twitter that he was approached by research organisation CERN, which houses the world's largest particle ...

MMP9 Inhibitor Added to Chemo in Gastric/GEJ Cancer
Medscape - 2019-01-21
SAN FRANCISCO -- Adding the investigational agent andecaliximab (ADX, Gilead) to front line chemotherapy did not improve outcomes in patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma, but an exploratory analysis suggested ...

Big turnout as first leg of Bangsamoro plebiscite conducted
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
Aside from the Sunday night explosion, police said they also found another unexploded grenade in another business establishment downtown. Mayor Sayadi complained about supposed MILF leaders who ...

Business groups tell Duterte to sign rice tariff bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
In File Photo: A worker carries a sack of rice on his head at a rice store in Makati City. BUSINESS executives want no less than an enactment into law of the rice tariffication bill, as they ...

Trabaho bill passage, B.B.B. seen to boost S.M.E. growth in regions
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
This will improve the business climate in these regions and provinces, and bring economic growth and development to a larger number of Filipinos. He said this will make it possible for growth and ...

Migrants need better access to health care in Europe - WHO
Rappler - 2019-01-21
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Europe must guarantee migrants better access to medical care, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged Monday, January 21, and highlighted massive disparities in access to health services in different countries. "To improve their ...

Privacy body to continue with passport data breach probe despite DFA assurance
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday maintained no passport data was stolen nor shared to any unauthorized person. Despite this, the ...

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
(CNN) -- From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will ...

Senators disagree on lowering age of criminal liability
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- Senators are divided on the move to lower the age of criminal liability, even as Senate President Tito Sotto maintained that majority of the upper ...

SM scholars flood social media with messages of gratitude for Henry Sy Sr.
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
Shortly after news of his death became public on January 19, an outpouring of messages of love and gratitude began to flood social media ... IT Department, SM Prime Holdings; Novelyn B.

Andaya quits House majority leadership, takes role as appropriations panel head
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
Andaya, in his speech, said there is one unfinished major business left, and that is the passage of the 2019 national budget. "The duty of preparing this annual catalogue falls upon us.

Oxfam says world wealth inequality out of control, advocates fairer taxes
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned on Monday ahead of the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Oxfam, which has for years been trying to bring ...

Will housing department help address backlog?
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-21
which will be a key strategy to encourage housing delivery and improve living condition of Filipinos," SHDA Chairman and 8990 Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer Willibaldo J. Uy said in the same statement. For Mr. Zarate, to solve the housing ...

Bullish PLDT to increase capex for 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-21
So I think 2019 will be a heavy volume year... The plan is to push the business as much as we can," he added. PayMaya, FINTQ and freenet are some of the services handled by Voyager, the digital arm of PLDT which posted a loss of P1.8 billion in the nine ...

I asked 9 executives for the best ways to build a career you're proud of, and came away with 5 key lessons
Business Insider - 2019-01-21
Career growth can feel like a mystery when you're trying to get somewhere without a clear path to advancement or a map to tell you what to do. Despite facing those same challenges, the nine executives Business Insider interviewed for this feature have ...

I Ate What I Wanted Every Other Day--and Lost 175 Pounds
YAHOO! - 2019-01-21
A London native, Paul White only planned to stay in New York City for a one-month stint at a Wall Street bank. But after falling in love with an American woman, he made the U.S. his permanent home-where he fell in love with American food, too. Over the ...

A Rising Threat to Pregnant Women: Syphilis
The New York Times - 2019-01-21
Syphilis continues to make a dismaying comeback in the United States. Between 2012 and 2016, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis among women increased 111 percent. Over the same period, the rate of congenital syphilis increased by 87 percent.

Flu season update: Which states are experiencing high influenza-like activity?
YAHOO! - 2019-01-21
Flu season is in full swing, and according to this week's FluView report, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States as the flu is widespread in most of the country. A total of 19 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been ...

Ex-chief of Sorsogon police named PNP acting spokesman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) appointed on Monday the former director of the Sorsogon Police Provincial Office as its new acting spokesperson. Senior Supt.

Business groups urge Palace to sign the rice tariffication measure
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-21
NINE major business organizations pressed President Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign legislation on his desk liberalizing rice imports and imposing a series of tariffs on imported rice, as a means to ensure food is affordable for most of the population.

Public transport mess and traffic congestion
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-21
This short article will narrow it down to five factors. People who live in many villages in Quezon City, Las Piñas and other cities and going to the big commercial and business districts (CBDs) in Makati, Taguig/BGC or Mandaluyong/Ortigas, taking public ...

Tropical depression to renew flood danger across the Philippines through Monday
AccuWeather - 2019-01-21
Residents of the Philippines are being put on alert for the dangers of flash flooding and mudslides as a tropical depression impacts the country. Known as Tropical Depression Amang in the Philippines, an area of low pressure will spread locally heavy ...

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