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18 foreign suspects wanted by Sabah security forces for cross-border crimes
Global Nation - 2019-01-06
KOTA KINABALU -- The Sabah security forces have updated its wanted list of suspected cross-border criminals and terrorists by adding seven new suspects, bringing the total to 18. Eastern Sabah ...

Korean nabbed with fake PH passport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-06
MANILA, Philippines -- An overstaying Korean was arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers after he tried to leave the country using a fake Philippine passport. Kwak Dong Hee, 26, was ...

Joni Mitchell and the Dying Planet Report
Rappler - 2019-01-06
As I write this, my science calendar goes off to remind me that January 5 is ... of businesses and the tourism industry is to find where these spots are that make up that quarter and put up several of what Joni Mitchell called "pink hotel and boutique ...

GDP growth slower than 6.7% in 2018, says Pernia
philstar.com - 2019-01-06
And we are also implementing very soon the ease of doing business, anti-red tape act, rice tariffication, of course, and the national ID system," Pernia said. Asked if the country has already experienced the worst when it comes to inflation, Pernia ...

Woman in vegetative state for 10 years gives birth
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-06
PHOENIX, United States -- A woman said to have been in a vegetative state for at least a decade at a private health care facility in Phoenix reportedly gave birth recently, triggering a police ...

Britney Spears announces 'indefinite work hiatus' due to her father's health issues
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-06
(CNN) -- Britney Spears is taking some time off to be with her family. The singer announced on Friday that she has decided to postpone her upcoming "Domination" residency in Las Vegas that was ...

Cathay Pacific mistake: 95% off first-class and business tickets
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-06
(CNN) -- It was the deal of the century for eagle-eyed, fast-swooping airline passengers. Flying business or first class from Vietnam to North American cities on Cathay Pacific would normally set ...

Road closures for Traslacion 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 5) -- Preparations are underway for the Feast of the Black Nazarene. The Manila Police District, on Saturday, released a schedule of road closures from ...

Trump again says Apple should change how it makes the iPhone
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-06
(CNN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he wasn't concerned about Apple's future and again encouraged CEO Tim Cook to move his supply chain to the United States. "Apple makes their ...

Duterte to Bicol aide: Do you want '20 beautiful women' as staff?
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... They both went to San Beda College of Law. Duterte said Clavecilla should take it from former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino, whom he tasked ...

Nicko Falcis stands firm on denial of Kris Aquino's accusations
PEP - 2019-01-06
Sa kanyang Facebook post, nanindigan si Nicko na ipagtatanggol niya ang sarili niya mula sa akusasyon ng dating business partner, lalo na't ito ang kanyang itinuturo bilang isang guro sa University of the Philippines. Si Nicko ay nagtapos bilang cum laude ...

Petition at SC vs martial law cites AFP intel report
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
"Only in the Philippines does rebellion exist without a single rebel." Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, a member of the opposition in the House of Representatives, said this yesterday as he countered ...

Judges who gave hope in the fight against impunity
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
Three of the cases involve uniformed men, active or retired, representing the might of the state that ... and serious illegal detention of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño ...

Batocabe slay: DOJ travel watch sought vs Baldo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
The Philippine National Police on Saturday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue an immigration lookout bulletin against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, the suspected brains behind the ...

Woman in vegetative state for years gave birth in Phoenix
Upi.com - 2019-01-05
Jan. 5 (UPI) --A woman in a vegetative state for years has given birth to a boy, prompting an investigation by law enforcement and health agencies. The 20-year-old comatose patient was being cared for at a Hacienda Healthcare facility in Phoenix after a ...

Egypt police officer killed defusing church bomb -- security source
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
CAIRO, Egypt -- A policeman was killed and two wounded in an explosion outside a church in Egypt on Saturday, a security source said. The blast took place when security personnel were ...

How the Inquirer picked its Filipinos of the Year 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
Broderick Pabillo and Socrates Villegas); Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio; UP Fighting Maroons; and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. The judges -- nominated for "rendering ...

Five-star hotel makes history
Inquirer - 2019-01-05
Sheraton Manila Hotel is making a comeback after 22 years. Set to open early this year at the Resorts World Complex (RWC), the international brand will not only present its new DNA but it will ...

BSP likely to reverse tightening cycle in 2019
philstar.com - 2019-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The possibility of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) slashing borrowing costs may happen as early as the second quarter given the sustained slowdown in inflation and a less aggressive US Federal Reserve, Dutch financial giant ...

National Reinsurance bags investment grade rating
philstar.com - 2019-01-05
A PRS A rating means that an insurer has strong financial security characteristics, but is somewhat more likely to be affected by adverse business conditions compared to higher-rated insurance companies. The assigned financial strength rating takes into ...

The government shutdown is driving users to illegal router settings
The Verge - 2019-01-05
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission closed the majority of its operations, a result of the ongoing government shutdown. The FCC enforces the rules for all the wireless broadcasts in the United States, and many of most of its important ...

The Weather Channel mobile app is being sued for 'unfair and fraudulent' mining of user data
Business Insider - 2019-01-05
People relied on the most popular mobile weather app to track forecasts that determined whether they chose jeans over shorts and packed a parka or umbrella, but its owners used it to track their every step and profit off that information, Los Angeles ...

There is a 'dark side' of the moon, but you are probably using the term incorrectly all of the time
Business Insider - 2019-01-05
The English rock band Pink Floyd named a best-selling album after it. There are Disney anthems that sing it. Even news stories (including some of our own) plaster it across headlines: the "dark side of the moon." However, the phrase is almost always used ...

Davao City collects PhP 8.55 billion in taxes in 2018
MindaNews - 2019-01-05
Alparaque said they want to collect bigger revenues for 2019 "because we need funds to address all the basic needs of the constituents of the city, the necessary public services in terms of health, social services, and, of course, some infrastructure ...

Debunking The Myth Of Wasted Science Investment
Forbes - 2019-01-05
This week a government shutdown continues to hamper lives of civil servants and the American public. According to Time magazine, the cost of the shutdown is likely to exceed the $5 billion been sought for a border wall. Science, technology, engineering ...

New year tax updates and remedies
philstar.com - 2019-01-05
Nicasio Cabaneiro, an authority in taxation and commercial law with over 40 years of teaching experience and 25 years with Bank of the Philippine Islands, capping his career as its vice-president and head of the Legal Services Division (1982 to 2007).

Pelosi returns as House Speaker with Democrats newly empowered
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-05
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California holds the gavel at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker of the House of Representatives in a triumphant return to the ...

China, US talks to resume as trade war starts to bite
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-05
The S&P 500 Index tumbled 2.5 percent on Thursday, amid mounting indications that American business is starting to feel the pinch from the trade conflict. Apple Inc. plunged the most since 2013 ...

The star of Bethlehem, our star, too
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-05
Damo-Santiago is a former regional director of the Department of Education National ... and of Mater Redemptoris College in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija.

Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific bags major awards in 2nd Sports Tourism Awards
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-05
accompanied by Director of Business Development Pershen Cruz and Assistant Director of Events Management Mara Liboro, receives the award for Hotel of the Year from Arturo Aro of the Philippine ...

Study: Seniors with hearing loss have high risk of depression
Upi.com - 2019-01-05
Hearing loss among seniors is not always recognized and treated, but if it were it might help head off late-life depression, a new report suggests. Older people who suffer from hearing loss have a high risk for depression, and the greater the hearing loss ...

Filipino nurse from Mindanao honoured with Order of the British Empire Award
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-05
We already had a really sick patient in one of our theatres, so I had to get our other theatres ready and pull a team of nurses, allied health professionals and operating department practitioners together," said Ongcachuy, who hails from Talisayan ...

With China in sharp focus, Morgan Stanley forecasts a rough 2019 for the companies that make the chips in the world's smartphones and servers
Business Insider - 2019-01-05
Semiconductor companies could suffer a "sharp contraction" in revenue as a cluster of challenges, from rising inventory levels to trade tensions with China, swamp the industry, Morgan Stanley warned in a noted published on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley analyst ...

Tell it to SunStar: Drug rehabilitation
Sun Star - 2019-01-05
But the elected councilors have no idea nor a program on how to proceed. Consequently no action is taken. The Department of Health (DOH) has come up with a program eventually. Considering that there are about 500 former users on the island Olango (more ...

Alleged Batocabe slay mastermind shares Bible quotes on FB
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo started sharing Bible quotes on his Facebook account after the Philippine National Police (PNP) identified him as the suspected mastermind behind ...

Son of retired police general nabbed for illegal drugs in Zambo
philstar.com - 2019-01-05
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The son of a retired police general was arrested in a buy-bust operation for illegal drugs Friday afternoon in a subdivision in this city, authorities said. Police elements of Station 4 arrested the suspect identified as ...

Police Open Investigation After Woman in Vegetative State For Over a Decade Gives Birth
YAHOO! - 2019-01-05
A patient in a vegetative state at a nursing facility in Arizona gave birth on December 29, CBS News reports. Phoenix police are currently investigating the incident as a possible sexual abuse case. A source familiar to the situation, who asked to remain ...

Tsai slams Beijing's 'deliberate campaign' to subvert democracy
Rappler - 2019-01-05
"I urge the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to intervene and call on countries in the region to engage in outbreak prevention," Tsai said Saturday. - Rappler.com

Peace talks with communists still possible - Pimentel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Saturday said peace talks with communist rebels could be possible though the administratrion had petitioned a court to have them ...

Duterte mocks senatorial poll frontrunners
philstar.com - 2019-01-05
Senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe topped the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on senatorial bets conducted from Dec. 16 to 19. Other senatorial bets who made it to the top 12 were Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano, Senators Sonny Angara and Nancy ...

Damaged by quake in 2013, a better Bohol port emerges after rehab
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Tubigon port in Bohol reopened on Saturday after undergoing rehabilitation following a strong quake that hit the province back in 2013. The DOTr said in a statement ...

'Usman' death toll climbs to 126
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- The death toll from Tropical Depression Usman has risen to 126, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Saturday.

Virginia Woman Dies From Rabies After Being Bitten by a Puppy on a Yoga Retreat in India
YAHOO! - 2019-01-05
A Virginia woman has tragically died from rabies after being bitten by a puppy on a yoga retreat. The unidentified 65-year-old woman began experiencing pain in her right arm while gardening on May 3, 2017, more than a month after returning home from her ...

3 slain in Ecija drug bust
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
STO. DOMINGO, Nueva Ecija - Three men from Cabanatuan City were killed in a Friday morning (Jan. 4) clash with policemen during a drug bust. Eleazar Flores, one the fatalities, was the main ...

UPS Philippines, AIR21 bring storybooks closer to Filipino youth
Inquirer.net - 2019-01-05
UPS Philippines ... the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) for the program "Sa Pagbasa, May Pag-asa" (Hope in Reading), a storybook donation campaign for public school students.

Ecija village councilor held for murder of colleague at a funeral
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija -- A 31-year-old village councilor was arrested on Friday night (Jan. 4) for allegedly masterminding the murder of a colleague at the public cemetery earlier that day.

DOT steps up marketing efforts amid travel advisories vs PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-05
"We will also be organizing a number of familiarization tours for foreign travel agents and media partners for them to see first hand that it is business as usual in the Philippines," she stresse

Two more suspects in Batocabe killing surrender to police
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Two more suspects behind the murder of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe have surrendered to police on Saturday morning, Philippine National Police Spokesman Chief Supt.

Another suspect in Batocabe slay surrenders
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- Another suspect in the killing of AKO BICOL Party-list Representative Rolando Batocabe surrendered to Albay police Saturday. Rolando Arimado was ...

Duterte, Sison not closing doors to peace talks
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- Despite the exchange of harsh words, President Rodrigo Duterte and communist leader Jose Maria Sison are not closing their doors to talking peace.

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