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Ironic twist of events
philstar.com - 2019-01-08
These include the Bureau of Immigration (BI); the Bureau of Customs; the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); the Department of Tourism (DOT); the Department of Health; the Department of Labor and Employment; and even the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Population and development
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-08
and reverting its attachment to the National Economic and Development Authority from the Department of Health. The CPD is mandated to formulate and adopt coherent, integrated and comprehensive long-term plans, programs and recommendations on population and ...

Japan bank to let users open accounts via ATMs
Inquirer - 2019-01-08
TOKYO -- Seven Bank Ltd. will allow customers to open accounts through ATMs at convenience stores and other places as early as autumn 2019, it has been learned. The bank will equip ATMs with new ...

Duterte to certify as urgent hike on excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will certify as urgent measures increasing excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco products, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Philippine Airlines launches more flights to Cambodia, Vietnam
Rappler - 2019-01-08
"Philippine Airlines' strategic vision is to make the Philippines ... Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia known for the historical Khmer architecture. The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is the residence of the king. The city also serves as a gateway to ...

Teacher group eyes filing charges vs. police for alleged profiling
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) party-list group is considering filing charges against the Philippine National Police (PNP) before the ...

Duterte agrees to certify bill on higher cigarette, alcohol tax as urgent
Rappler - 2019-01-08
Duterte approved the recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Finance (DOF) to back Pacquiao's bill, which he filed in October 2017. Senate Bill Number 1599, seeking to amend Republic Act 10351 or the Sin Tax Reform Act of ...

SC sets oral arguments for third martial law extension in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for the third extension of martial law in Mindanao on January 22 and 23. This is in response to a ...

DILG: Joma said ACT a communist front organization
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) claimed that Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison himself said ...

New 3-year deadline set to finish off NPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday announced a new three-year deadline to finish off communist insurgency. "If you recall, this has been going for the past 50 ...

Bello seeking dismissal of anti-corruption commissioner
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Tuesday said he will ask President Rodrigo Duterte to dismiss Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito ...

5 things you could do better with an all-digital bank
Inquirer - 2019-01-08
Even though Filipinos are considered to be one of the most digitally-savvy people in Asia, banking in the country still involves visiting branches, queueing up, and being charged for most banking ...

Samsung profits plunge as smartphone and chip businesses struggle
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, didn't mention China specifically in its earnings guidance on Tuesday, but it said "mounting" macroeconomic uncertainties are affecting its business.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation
philstar.com - 2019-01-08
WASHINGTON -- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday (Washington time) he would step down next month, more than three years before his current term was due to expire. The decision ends Kim's six-year tenure and may give US President Donald ...

Ghosn protests innocence at high-profile court hearing
philstar.com - 2019-01-08
TOKYO, Japan -- Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday he had been "wrongly accused and unfairly detained" at a high-profile court hearing in Japan, his first appearance since his arrest in November rocked the business world. In a statement prepared ...

No personal info of teachers turned over to gov't entities, DepEd says
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
"Our coordination and communicaton with different agencies of government and even the PNP, and DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government), has been ongoing on various matters including for ...

Diokno: Andaya is free to file case of mandamus before SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno remained unfazed on Tuesday by a possible case he may face, saying House Majority Leader Rolandao Andaya Jr. is free to file a a case ...

House raps vs Diokno stump Senate chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
Why are members of the House of Representatives raising questions about the proposed P3.8-trillion budget for 2019 and leveling charges against Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno only now, after ...

CES 2019 kicks off with breast pumps and a bread robot
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Las Vegas (CNN Business) -- The largest technology show in the world has a large amount of mediocre gadgets and a small handful of gems. On the eve of CES 2019, the annual consumer technology ...

Wall Street launches new stock exchange, taking direct aim at NYSE and Nasdaq
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
"We welcome competition to our transparent, highly regulated equity markets," Nasdaq spokesman Joseph Christinat, told CNN Business. "However, with dozens of equity trading venues already in ...

MMDA to start implementing higher fines for illegal parking on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) -- Parking in restricted areas and obstructing the road will cost erring motorists more ?starting Monday, January 7.? After being halted, the ...

Police match ballistic records with gun shells from Batocabe slay crime scene
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- Police have matched ballistic records of the registered .40 caliber gun of the confessed gunman in the assassination of AKO BICOL Rep. Rodel Batocabe ...

Showing Dela Rosa biopic during campaign violates poll rules -- Comelec
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) nixed the idea of showing a movie about a senatorial hopeful during the campaign period, saying this would ...

Thousands line up for 'Pahalik'
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- Thousands of devotees starting lining up at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila hours before the ceremonial "Pahalik" or kissing and touching of the feet ...

Smart Wifi partners with Google
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
PLDT, Inc. executives recently visited the Google headquarters in Silicon Valley to sign the Google Station deal. -- PLDT, INC. SMART Wifi has teamed up with tech giant Google to deliver free, high speed internet services in public locations around the ...

Third Dalian train set for MRT-3 to undergo test run
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is set to conduct a test run on the third set of Dalian trains for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), an official said yesterday. Goddes Hope Libiran, DOTr communications director, said in ...

Daraga mayor loses power over police
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- The National Police Commission (Napolcom) temporarily stripped Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo off his powers over local police on Monday over the killing ...

MMDA: 57 cars caught illegally parked
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday issued tickets to 57 violators on the first day of its enforcement of higher fines for illegal parking. The vehicles were found illegally parked along F. B. Harrison ...

The first order of business: Local business tax and real property tax
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-07
business that produce, manufacture, refine, distribute, or sell oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products; (c) Cooperatives duly registered with the Cooperative Development Authority; and (d) Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)-registered ...

Illegal logging blamed for Calbayog flooding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
TACLOBAN CITY -- Residents have blamed rampant illegal logging for the massive flood brought by Tropical Depression "Usman" that devastated last week a remote village in Calbayog City.

PH shares continue to climb, touch 7,900 mark
Inquirer - 2019-01-07
Jollibee led the PSEi higher with a gain of 4.53 percent; while Ayala Corp. and Puregold also rallied by nearly 4 percent. Ayala Land racked up 2.52 percent, while SM Prime, URC, Megaworld ...

Neda: Boracay needs P25.27-B investments to be sustainable
Inquirer - 2019-01-07
Fully rehabilitating the top tourist spot Boracay Island after its six-month closure last year will entail P25.27 billion in investments from both the government and the private sector, the state ...

Amazon just became the world's most valuable company, ending Microsoft's spot at the top after five weeks
Business Insider - 2019-01-07
Amazon has stolen Microsoft's crown as the world's most valuable company. On Tuesday, the Seattle-based online retail giant capped a strong holiday sales period with a 3% pop in its stock price, bringing its market capitalization to $793 billion and edging ...

Roku and TCL are working on an 8K HDR TV coming in 2019
The Verge - 2019-01-07
TCL, which has established itself as a fantastic bang-for-the-buck TV manufacturer, is developing an 8K television in collaboration with its software partner, Roku. The companies announced the project today and said the first 8K TCL Roku TV is scheduled ...

Elgato announces a professional $199 light rig for Twitch streamers and YouTube creators
The Verge - 2019-01-07
Elgato brought a slate of new products to the Consumer Electronic Show this year, including its Elgato Key Light display. The Key Light display is an LED light panel that is created specifically for streamers and content creators, many of whom operate on ...

YEARENDER : Philippines remains heavily dependent on oil imports
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
Last April, the DOE submitted to the Office of the President its proposed national position on nuclear energy ... several studies and investigations showed otherwise. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) geology and geophysics ...

Audi, Mobileye, Waymo, other top automakers unite to spread the self-driving gospel
TechCrunch - 2019-01-07
The self-driving vehicle evangelists are uniting. A number of major automakers, technology companies and organizations with a stake in autonomous vehicles, including Audi, Aurora, Cruise, GM ...

AT&T misleads customers by updating phones with fake 5G icon
The Verge - 2019-01-07
AT&T has updated three smartphones from Samsung and LG to make them show 5G connectivity logos, even though none of them are capable of connecting to 5G networks. Now when the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30, or LG V40 are connected to portions of AT&T ...

Mom Who Lost Leg to Cancer Was Inspired by Her Twins & Learned to Walk Again
Yahoo Finance - 2019-01-07
A mom from the U.K has been making international headlines for her inspiring story. Dionne Brown, 26, is a single mom of four: Tiegan, 6, Hallie, 4, and 18-month-old twins Emmett and Cohen.

Motorola Solutions buys VaaS, makers of license plate recognition tech, for $445 million
ZDNet - 2019-01-07
Motorola Solutions on Monday announced that it's buying VaaS International Holdings for $445 million. The acquisition is meant to bolster Motorola's command center software suite with VaaS' data and image analytics platform for vehicle location. VaaS, a ...

GitHub to give users of its free plan access to unlimited private repositories
ZDNet - 2019-01-07
Microsoft is going to give users of its free plan access to unlimited private repositories. The change in strategy could give Microsoft a better competitive position against rival services like GitLab and BitBucket. This announcement comes courtesy of ...

Study links income to heart disease in younger adults
Upi.com - 2019-01-07
Jan. 7 (UPI) --A fluctuating income can increase a person's risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. Unexpected dips in personal income for young adults have been linked to nearly double the risk of death and greater than a 50 percent increase in risk ...

18 Months of ADT: New Standard of Care in Prostate Cancer?
Medscape - 2019-01-07
Androgen deprivation therapies (ADT) and external-beam radiotherapy are the standards of care for men with locally advanced prostate cancer, but the optimal duration of ADT has remained unclear. New findings from the RADAR trial show that 18 months of ADT ...

'Distressing' Trend: Cervical Cancer Increasing in Japan
Medscape - 2019-01-07
Cervical cancer is on the rise among young women in Japan. This contrasts with the trend seen in most other developed countries, where rates have been falling, largely as a result of screening and vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) -- the ...

Woman Dies From Rabies After Being Misdiagnosed With Panic Attacks and Carpal Tunnel
YAHOO! - 2019-01-07
If you are planning a trip abroad, you might want to make sure you are up to date with your rabies vaccination. An American woman lost her life to the viral disease after being bitten by a dog while on a yoga retreat in India. The Centers for Disease ...

CES 2019: Ring expands product lineup with new video doorbell, smart lights, and Alarm features
ZDNet - 2019-01-07
Ring founder Jamie Siminoff is looking forward to 2019. After being acquired in early 2018 by Amazon, the company has been able to compress its product roadmap and get more products out to its users sooner rather than later. In turn, Siminoff says, Ring is ...

SEC refines draft rules on initial coin offerings
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-07
THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) has refined its proposed guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs) for another round of public consultation in the face of heightened interest in such fund raising. In a statement issued on Monday, the country ...

Palace to Congress: Further unreasonable delay of passing 2019 budget 'unacceptable'
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- Malacañang is urging Congress to approve the 2019 budget at the soonest time possible, saying its delay would directly affect Filipinos ...

Group asks SC to junk petitions vs. Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- A group of Islamic accountants and lawyers on Monday urged the Supreme Court to junk the ongoing petitions against the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL ...

Traders told: Protect PHL from African swine fever
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-07
Cham noted that the World Organisation for Animal Health, or OIE, allows the "unhampered" trade of pork products from areas uninfected by diseases, such as ASF. "From a scientific ...

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