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Manila Bay rehab: Gov't probes return of structures near Manila estero
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-17
The Department of the Interior and Local Government, meanwhile, expects to relocate over 200,000 families around Manila Bay as officials said both commercial and residential establishments have ...

Philippine economy to grow below-target over the next 2 years -- report
philstar.com - 2019-01-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine economy will likely grow below what both the government and the market are expecting in 2019 and 2020, a London-based think tank said, although the country is poised to stay as one of the fastest growing economies in ...

Lorenzana, other Cabinet officials rally for BOL
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
The grand rally organized by the Moro National Liberation Front was attended by an estimated 13,000 people at the Mindanao State University. Present with Lorenzana from the national government ...

Palace to study possible Hanjin takeover
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang will study the possibility of taking over the bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Corp. Philippines after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said ...

PH pushes for Asean green bonds framework expansion
Inquirer - 2019-01-17
MANILA, Philippines-The Philippines is pushing for a wider coverage of a so-called "green" bonds facility in the Asean region to better address the ill effects of climate change, Finance ...

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
Weather concerns also kept a stretch of scenic Highway 1 in Big Sur closed. In areas recently scarred by wildfires, authorities fear small rivers and creeks will flood their banks and cause ...

Chinese nationals top list of nabbed fugitives in 2018 - Immigration Bureau
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 17) -- Chinese nationals topped the list of arrested foreign fugitives in the country in 2018, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Thursday. In a statement ...

Panelo: 'Good income' if gov't takes over Hanjin
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 17) -- It would be beneficial for the government to take over the largest shipyard in the country as its Korean operator undergoes corporate rehabilitation ...

Comelec to hold mock elections for May polls
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 17) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections this weekend in preparation for the midterm polls in May. The mock elections ...

Nationwide fuel marking starts in March
Inquirer - 2019-01-17
The fuel marking program will start in March after its pilot next month, but oil companies need not shell out during its first year of implementation as the government will subsidize the cost ...

Palace to Catholic clergy: Stop meddling in state affairs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang on Thursday told members of the Catholic clergy to stop meddling in state affairs as there seems to be no end to the word war between President Rodrigo ...

Future of health care
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-17
"I have done all the business lines. I have already been in the insurance business for 10 years. I wanted a change [back then]. I was upset on how the typhoon season would wipe out all our ...

Cement supply will remain sufficient for Build, Build, Build programs
Inquirer - 2019-01-17
In spite of the challenging business environment, CeMAP remains bullish on the growth prospects of the industry and expects the employment of some 400,000 Filipinos, directly or indirectly ...

China has 2nd-largest tourism revenue 7 years running
Inquirer - 2019-01-17
according to a report by Beijing Business Today. The domestic tourism industry in China will continue to maintain an upward trend as the number of tourists increases and per-capita consumption ...

LOOK: Chinese vessels dock in Manila
Global Nation - 2019-01-17
MANILA, Philippines -- For the next four days, Chinese warships will stay in South Harbor in Manila for a goodwill visit. Guided-missile frigates Wuhu (Hull No. 539) and Handan (579) and ...

Poe bats for debate on Road Board abolition at bicam session
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
LEGAZPI CITY--Senator Grace Poe on Thursday said she welcomed the abolition of the Road Board provided certain amendments proposed by both Senate and the House of Representatives would be opened ...

Alleged patient of meningococcemia in Valenzuela tests negative
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 17) -- The one year-old patient who died after contracting what was believed to be meningococcemia has tested negative for the disease, the local government ...

Paolo Duterte asks court to cancel bail of Trillanes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
MANILA, Philippines - Lawyers of presidential son Paolo Duterte have asked the Davao City Regional Trial Court to cancel the bail of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and order his immediate arrest.

PDEA chief denies catching only small fish in drug war
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino denied Thursday that they only catch "small fish" or minor targets in the drug war.

Government to formalize China, Japan loans for infrastructure
philstar.com - 2019-01-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is expected to sign three loan agreements with Japan and another two with China within the first quarter for the implementation of big-ticket infrastructure projects in the country, the Department of Finance (DOF ...

US shutdown after four weeks - food banks and job fairs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
WASHINGTON, United States - Four weeks into the US government shutdown, cash-strapped federal workers are tapping life savings, selling possessions and turning to soup kitchens to make ends meet ...

What that Gillette ad says about the trend in woke advertising
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-17
Bryan Reber, professor in crisis communication leadership at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism ... Georgia's advertising and public relations department.

Chinese fugitive allegedly involved in corruption arrested in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- Philippine operatives have arrested a Chinese fugitive wanted in Beijing for corruption. In a statement, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said that 49 ...

Fine, imprisonment for retailers still charging VAT on some medicines -- BIR
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued a warning for retailers who will not follow the 12 percent value-added tax (VAT) exemption on medicines ...

SWS: Fewer Filipinos hungry in Q4 2018
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- Fewer Filipinos felt hungry during the holiday season, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). In its Fourth Quarter ...

Food security for the poor
Inquirer - 2019-01-17
Food security is elusive for the poor, especially in the Philippines. From 2013 to 2015 ... This will improve the critical aspects of production, technology transfer, marketing and financing.

Vape not a good alternative to cigarettes, DOH warns
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday renewed its warning against the use of electronic cigarettes, commonly known as "vape," saying it is not ...

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk
Inquirer - 2019-01-16
DETROIT -- Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from ...

Ayala block sale drags market lower
Inquirer - 2019-01-16
SM Investments, Jollibee and Meralco all declined by more than 2 percent. BDO and JG Summit both fell by over 1 percent, while AGI and SMC also declined. One notable decliner outside the PSEi was ...

Additional tax on cement imports opposed
Inquirer - 2019-01-16
Cement importers fear the business would no longer be profitable if the government would insist on further taxing cement imports, which will leave the country less equipped to handle supply shortfall.

PH growth forecast for 2018, 2019 cut
Inquirer - 2019-01-16
The regional macroeconomic surveillance organization Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (Amro) has cut its 2018 and 2019 growth forecasts for the Philippines even as Budget Secretary Benjamin ...

Local TV broadcaster Sinclair launches STIRR, a free streaming service with local news and sports
TechCrunch - 2019-01-16
Local TV broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced the launch of a new streaming service called STIRR that aims to bring local TV news and other content to the growing number ...

At Detroit auto show, the future of cars is... in the future
YAHOO! - 2019-01-16
Detroit (AFP) - The Detroit auto show kicked off this week with glitzy, high-production value debuts of mostly sports cars, giant trucks and SUVs -- new versions of age-old themes. But tucked away in a corner of the show were the people and companies ...

DOH eyes meningococcemia in death of one-year-old girl
philstar.com - 2019-01-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A one-year-old girl who exhibited signs of meningococcemia died at the Valenzuela Emergency Hospital on Monday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday. The girl, a resident of Barangay Bancal in Meycauayan, Bulacan, was ...

Bacteria In Worms Make A Mosquito Repellent That Might Beat DEET
NPR - 2019-01-16
The next great insect repellent might come from a strain of bacteria that lives inside a common parasitic worm. A study published Wednesday in Science Advances has found that a compound derived from these bacteria is three times more potent than DEET in ...

Duterte government strives to end Philippines' budget impasse
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-16
MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte's administration is battling to end a two-week budget impasse that threatens to derail the Philippines' rapid economic expansion, and raises questions over his ...

Disney reaches out to terminally ill Avengers fan
Mashable - 2019-01-16
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

Leidos awarded $9.7M contract for anti-IED surveillance support
Upi.com - 2019-01-16
Jan. 16 (UPI) --Leidos Inc. has been awarded a $9.7 million contract to support of the Saturn Arch Arial Intelligence System. The contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is for support of the system, which is used for day and night image ...

Banks need to focus on mobile engagement strategies
Business Insider - 2019-01-16
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Major US banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo announced their Q4 2018 earnings ...

Fortnite vulnerability let hackers take over player accounts
The Verge - 2019-01-16
A Fortnite security bug let attackers access user accounts after they clicked a suspicious link that was sent to them. Researchers at Check Point Research found the bug and notified Epic Games in November, which then patched the vulnerability within a few ...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' helps study brain's sense of time
Upi.com - 2019-01-16
Jan. 16 (UPI) --With the help of a group of college students and the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, scientists have gained a better understanding of how the brain time-stamps memories. Using high-powered functional MRI, scientists observed brain patterns ...

A Massive Moving Ice Disk Takes Center Stage, Mesmerizing Maine
NPR - 2019-01-16
There is more than just January's cold currently gripping the city of Westbrook, Maine. An immense icy disk doing a solitary pirouette on the Presumpscot River is dazzling observers, local and distant, alike. Scientists say the disk is naturally occurring ...

Cholesterol, Diabetes, BP Meds May Help Treat Serious Mental Illness
Medscape - 2019-01-16
In a large observational study, investigators found individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (BPD), or nonaffective psychosis (NAP) were less likely to experience psychiatric hospitalization during periods of exposure to any of these agents ...

Bleak numbers for global, regional, local growth
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-16
"The baseline outlook in 2019 is a shade weaker, reflecting the maturation of the global business cycle amid weaker impulse from global trade," they added. The two economists said the key ...

Enhancing human capital
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-16
Four out of five Fortune 500 companies operate one or more subsidiaries in countries broadly perceived to operate preferential corporate tax regimes--often referred to as tax havens.

Manila Water continues to expand sewer connections in east zone
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-16
The Taguig north plant has a capacity to treat up to 75 MLD of used water from communities in Taguig and the Makati central business district. The Marikina north plant has the capacity of cleaning up to 100 MLD of used water. It was constructed to ...

ISST, IIRR forge development partnership
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-16
ISST Business Development Head Mark Tinao, ISST Senior Vice President Joselito Bernardo and IIRR Senior Global Adviser Dr. Julian Gonsalvez THE International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST ...

Tanglawan Consortium to include PNOC in LNG project
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-16
Aside from Excelerate, the DOE has received a similar application from Lopez-led First Gen Corp. First Gen?s application stated that it will construct a LNG terminal in Batangas City with its ...

Chelsea Logistics pulls out preferred shares offering
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-16
The Philippine Competition Commission earlier resolved that it will not take further action on the acquisition by Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. of 2 ... during the first nine months of 2018.

Suspected drug pusher nabbed in Tabaco City buy-bust
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-16
LEGAZPI CITY -- Anti-narcotics agents arrested a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in Tabaco City on Wednesday afternoon. Orville Cas, 42, was caught after selling suspected crystal ...

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