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Remains of drowned Filipino couple to be embalmed in Sri Lanka
Global Nation - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The remains of a newly-wed Filipino couple who drowned in Maldives, where they were on honeymoon, will be flown to Sri Lanka to be embalmed, the Department of Foreign ...

Survey: GMO food critics overestimate their knowledge of the subject
Upi.com - 2019-01-15
Jan. 14 (UPI) --Opponents of genetically modified foods overrate their knowledge of the subject, according to a new survey. Researchers surveyed several thousand Americans and Europeans about their opinion of genetically modified foods. They also asked ...

Sri Lankan President Sirisena arrives in PH for 5-day state visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday evening for his five-day state visit. Sirisena landed at the Ninoy Aquino International ...

Speaker Arroyo admits using medical marijuana to ease pain from cervical spine condition
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-15
Earlier, Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza accused several lawmakers want to legalize medical marijuana because they themselves are eager to go into the business of cultivating the plant. The legalization ...

Cold spell to hit the northern Vietnam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
including the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, the centre said. Click here for more weather related news."

Duterte denies tapping Andal to lead backchannel peace talks - Lorenzana
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday dismissed reports that former Philippine Coconut Authority chief Avelino "Billy" Andal was appointed to lead the ...

The HeART of Public Speaking
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-15
MANY A TIMES in my workshops on public speaking, sales, negotiations and other soft skills, I have stressed the importance of acutely aligning our internal resources like our mood, our state of mind and most importantly our authentic agenda behind the ...

SWS: Robredo net satisfaction score slips to 'moderate' at end-2018
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- Vice President Leni Robredo's net satisfaction rating has dropped from "good" to "moderate" at the tailend of 2018, an independent pollster reported.

Daraga, Cotabato City declared under Comelec control
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- Two areas have been declared under the control of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ahead of elections. In a message on social media Tuesday ...

House body orders national pilot testing for Angkas
philstar.com - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution directing the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to implement a nationwide pilot run on the use of motorcycle taxis like Angkas despite a freeze order issued by the Supreme ...

Living with cerebral palsy has not stopped this man from giving back to society for over 20 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
But it has not been a smooth ride, both when he was growing up ... development centre for 50 children (aged six to 14) from poor backgrounds and broken homes. Esda has also extended its community ...

SAIC Motor leads rapid pace of development among China-made cars
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-15
In its first year of business in Egypt, in 2018, MG already managed to move 3,763 cars. "We can adapt the same success in the Philippines," said Ying Lu, MG design senior manager, during a Jan. 9 presentation at the SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Company ...

A decade later, Lexus Philippines stands on solid ground because of one man
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-15
In January 2008, I was wearing a white polo barong and standing on a vacant lot inside Bonifacio Global City. I was also watching the top executives of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) ceremoniously break ground for what would be the site of the first Lexus ...

S. Korea firm suspends carpooling service over protests from taxi drivers
Inquirer - 2019-01-15
SEOUL -- South Korean tech giant Kakao said Tuesday it will suspend the test run of its carpooling service, following a monthslong standoff with taxi drivers who claim the business will ...

Filipino student drowns in NZ
Global Nation - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino student drowned while swimming with his friends in New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday. In a statement, the DFA reported that 26 ...

Robredo, Arroyo satisfaction ratings down in Q4 2018 - SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The satisfaction ratings of Vice President Leni Robredo and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have decreased, according to a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey ...

Honeymooning Filipino couple in the Maldives tragedy was Japan-bound...
Global Nation - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines - The young Filipino couple who tragically drowned in the Maldives while on their honeymoon, was originally planning to travel to Japan and not the dream Indian Ocean island ...

DOLE to assist in re-employing Hanjin workers
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
"We're not in that business. It's not in our policy to get into that business but there are a lot of private companies wanting to get in," Lopez said. READ: Central bank says lenders' exposure ...

Closure, fine for establishments polluting Manila Bay - DENR
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- Businesses found polluting Manila Bay will be shut down and fined, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) warned Tuesday, as the ...

Arroyo says medical marijuana works for her
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Tuesday vouched for the effectiveness of medical marijuana, saying it relieves her neck pain whenever she is ...

Duterte to attend Cotabato peace assembly ahead of Bangsamoro plebiscite
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will head to Cotabato City on Friday ahead of the Bangsamoro plebiscite to campaign for the law's ratification.

BSP: OFW remittances at $2.6 billion in November
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) remain as an economic growth driver as remittances were slightly higher in November from the same month in 2017 ...

MTRCB exec says Duterte tapped him for back channel talks with Joma
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a former Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) chief to do back channel talks - "in his private capacity" - with exiled communist ...

Toyota brings back the fast and sporty Supra
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
(CNN) -- Toyota is seeking to once again make a name for itself among drivers looking for more than just a safe and dependable way to get to work. Hearkening back to the days when its cars were ...

Andaya: Firm of Diokno's in-laws received P81M from dummy corporations
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. on Tuesday presented more evidence that allegedly prove that the construction firm owned by the in-laws of ...

Court rules arrest of NDFP consultant Rafael Baylosis 'illegal'
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- A local court on Tuesday dismissed charges against a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) for lack of evidence.

House OKs bill penalizing catcalling, online sexual harassment
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- The House of Representatives has passed the bill that seeks to penalize catcallers and other forms of gender-related public harassment. House Bill ...

Locsin admits no 'runaway' of passport data
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- After creating panic of a possible personal data leak, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr on Tuesday said the personal data of ...

Paving the Way for Indian Pharmaceuticals in the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-15
potential market for affordable, quality medicines. A 23-company delegation led by the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (PHARMEXCIL) is putting up a mini-expo and exclusive business matching session for local distributor and partner ...

California storms bring fear of devastating mudslides
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
In Santa Barbara County on the central coast, evacuation orders were ... rain per hour from Tuesday afternoon into the evening. All schools in Malibu were closed Tuesday. Flooding and debris ...

5 Filipino seamen missing off Hawaii since New Year's eve
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- Five Filipino seafarers are still missing two weeks after abandoning their burning cargo vessel off the waters of Hawaii on New Year's eve.

Diokno, Comelec belie Andaya's claim of no funding for Bangsamoro plebiscite
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- Contrary to the claims of House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is fully funded, Budget Secretary ...

Diokno: Keep ?75-B adjustment in DPWH budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno wants the controversial ?75 billion adjustment to the Public Works department in its 2019 budget to remain ...

Malaysian with fake PH passport nabbed at NAIA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines - Immigration officers arrested a Malaysian who reportedly tried to leave the country using a fake Philippine passport. Toong Yuen Chin, 36, was apprehended at the Ninoy ...

DFA to shoulder repatriation of drowned Filipino couple in the Maldives
Global Nation - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reportedly promised to shoulder the repatriation of the remains of a Filipino newlywed couple who died during their honeymoon in ...

High school shoe startup to represent PHL in global competition
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-15
Eighteen-year-old college freshman Bea Battung will be representing the ... Through Prima Facie--which she founded in high school--Battung produces shoes made of water hyacinth, an aquatic plant prevalent in rivers and coastal communities infamous ...

12 drug suspects fall in Makati buy-bust, P200K shabu seized
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Twelve drug suspects were arrested on Monday night during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Bangkal in Makati City. The Makati City Police Station identified the arrested ...

Alejano echoes security concerns over China takeover of Hanjin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on Tuesday warned about security implications of a possible Chinese takeover of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Corp. Philippines that ...

Trillanes sets foot on Duterte bailiwick to face libel complaints
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Davao City (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV arrived in Davao City on Tuesday for the arraignment of the libel case filed against him by presidential son and former ...

Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-15
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital in recent weeks. The weather ...

Surrendered rebels claim UP, PUP students threatened into joining NPA
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Twenty rebels who surrendered to the police reported that several university students ... them from returning to the city, he said. "

Andaya 'ready to go' amid ouster rumors
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya said he is "ready" to leave his post "any time," amid talks of an ouster plot against him. "If I go to session ...

Norwegian jailed for ordering online child sex abuse in Philippines
Global Nation - 2019-01-15
OSLO, Norway - A 71-year-old Norwegian man was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison on Monday for ordering sexual assaults to be carried out online against dozens of young Filipinas. "With his ...

China's exports just suffered their biggest decline in two years
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-15
(CNN) -- The trade war has dragged China's huge export industry into negative territory. The value of goods shipped from the country to the rest of the world fell by more than 4% in December ...

Poll gun ban: Ex-barangay chief slain, 4 hurt
philstar.com - 2019-01-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A former barangay chairman was killed while four persons were wounded in Luzon on the first day of the implementation of the election gun ban on Sunday. Rogelio Cabral, 67, former chairman of Barangay Asinan Poblacion in Subic ...

Paving the way for Indian pharmaceuticals in the Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-01-15
Indian pharmaceutical companies have since identified the Philippines as an increasingly potential market for affordable and quality medicines. A 23-company delegation led by the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (PHARMEXCIL) is putting up ...

PH to close more loan deals with Japan, China
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
The Philippine government is set to sign at least six loan agreements with Japan and China during the first quarter, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). Finance Undersecretary Mark Dennis Y.

NBCUniversal to launch streaming service in 2020
Reuters - 2019-01-14
(Reuters) - NBCUniversal, a unit of U.S. cable group Comcast Corp, said on Monday it planned to launch a streaming service in early 2020, stepping into a market dominated by Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc. The ad-supported service, available at no cost to ...

Democratic texting platform Hustle lays off a big chunk of its staff
TechCrunch - 2019-01-14
The company behind a texting platform that powered more than 1,300 Democratic campaigns has slashed its staff in the lull following the 2018 midterms. Hustle co-founder and CEO Roddy Lindsay, a ...

YouTube just changed how you navigate videos in its mobile app
TechCrunch - 2019-01-14
YouTube is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The company announced it will this week roll out a new horizontal swiping gesture that lets you move forward and ...

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