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Vatican spokesman Greg Burke and his deputy resign suddenly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican spokeman, Greg Burke, and his deputy have resigned suddenly. A Vatican statement said Pope Francis accepted their resignation Monday. In a tweet, Burke said he and his ...

Opioid Makers Face Wave of Lawsuits in 2019
NPR - 2018-12-31
The next twelve months might just redefine the way America thinks about and responds to the opioid epidemic that now claims more than 40,000 lives each year. The nation's biggest drug makers and distributors face a wave of civil lawsuits that could total ...

Asian stocks rise on New Year eve amid optimism over trade
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-12-31
The Nikkei Asia300 Index of some of the ... Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam closed for the New Year's Eve, while markets in Hong Kong and Singapore were only open for the morning ...

DOH: Firecracker-related injuries climb to 56
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
The health agency also pointed out that majority or 89 percent of those reported injured by firecrackers were male victims. In the report, the injuries were inflicted by the use of "boga" or ...

U.S. judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heard
Rappler - 2018-12-31
In a separate Obamacare case in 2012, 5 of the 9 Supreme Court justices upheld the law. All 5 remain on the court. Still, it remains unclear how they might rule in the new case. If the decision is upheld, it could significantly disrupt the US health care ...

2018: House rears its ugly head - again
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
Martial law extension On Dec. 12 ... she was still President - was cut by Arroyo who said his one minute was up. When he asked to be allowed to finish the last portion of his speech, Arroyo ...

Ex-housing exec extends P50-million credit line to Philab
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-31
Navasero said the company will continue to pursue new acquisitions, as well as new products and technology ... Life Data Systems and the joint venture with BF Corp. for the National Institute ...

Blast rocks firecracker stalls in front of Cotabato SouthSeas Mall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
COTABATO CITY , Philippines - An explosion ripped through rows of stalls selling firecrackers and fireworks in front of the SouthSeas Mall here Monday afternoon. According to the Cotabato City ...

N. Korea continues missile development
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
TOKYO -- North Korea has continued its development of intercontinental ballistic missiles despite declaring a halt to launches, having conducted a missile-linked radio wave experiment early this ...

Most Filipinos enter 2019 with hope - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 31) -- Hope among Filipinos at the entry of the new year remains high despite a slight dip, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey ...

Japan: Shady brokers cast shadow on accepting foreign workers
Global Nation - 2018-12-31
TOKYO -- In an effort to quell the involvement of malicious brokers when Japan begins accepting more foreign workers from next spring, the government plans to request that foreign nationals write ...

Bad weather cancels local flights on Dec. 31 -- Miaa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Local flights have been canceled on Dec. 31 due to inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced Monday. In an advisory, Miaa said ...

Samsung No. 1 in number of patents filed for self-driving cars
Inquirer - 2018-12-31
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. filed the largest number of patents related to self-driving cars in Europe, data showed Monday, far above traditional automobile manufacturers. According to the ...

'Usman' death toll rises to 61
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
As early as December 26, local government units have preemptively evacuated a total of 1,169 or 2,567 individuals in the affected regions. In Bicol, 1,058 families or 3,978 individuals have been housed in 10 different evacuation centers. A total of 1,274 ...

Peninsula Manila also drops New Year's Eve balloon drop tradition
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 31) -- The Peninsula Manila hotel in Makati on Monday also decided to cancel its years-long tradition of dropping thousands of of balloons throughout its ...

Hong Kong rounds out worst year since 2011 with gains
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-31
Very few safe havens' - Key Asian markets have limped towards the end of the year in bear market territory, with Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index ... Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea ...

20 dead in Bicol Region due to 'Usman'
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-31
Legazpi City (CNN Philippines, December 30) -- Twenty people died in the Bicol Region in the wake of Tropical Depression Usman, which downgraded to low-pressure area after making landfall in ...

Hot air balloon fiesta 2019 canceled
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta decided to cancel its "A Weekend of Everything that Flies" event scheduled on February 2019 due to lack of government commitment. "We regret to inform you that because PIHABF has ...

Newspapers report suspected malware attack
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-31
(CNN) -- Staffers at some of America's best-known newspapers are wondering whether their systems were the victim of a foreign cyberattack. Several papers, including the Los Angeles Times and The ...

Foreign currency loans up in Q3
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign currency loans extended by Philippine banks went up in the third quarter as disbursements exceeded principal repayments, BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said. Espenilla said outstanding loans granted by foreign currency ...

DENR orders Cove Manila to stop balloon drop event
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 30) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ordered the organizers of a balloon drop event in Paranaque City to stop the activity due ...

Inflation seen below 6% in December
Inquirer - 2018-12-30
Ateneo de Manila University economics professor Alvin P. Ang projected a 5.8-percent increase in basic commodities this month as "food prices have remained stable though some uptick was observed ...

YEARENDER: Build Build Build takes off in 2018
philstar.com - 2018-12-30
Meanwhile, the DBM said the P9.5- billion Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 East (Masinag) Extension Project ... the quarterly (program), but the full-year (target) is the same," he said. He said the government would need to catch up with the construction ...

9,000 hectares given to Cotabato farmers
philstar.com - 2018-12-30
KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines -- More than 9,000 hectares of arable land were distributed here on Saturday by President Duterte to landless farmers of North Cotabato. A total of 5,624 beneficiaries each received a Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA ...

Giving better than receiving - SWS poll
philstar.com - 2018-12-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven in 10 Filipino adults say it is "better to give" rather than receive gifts this Christmas season, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. Seventy-four percent of adult Filipinos said it is "better to give ...

Jobless rate eased to 5.3% in 2018; underemployment up at 16.4%
Inquirer - 2018-12-30
The rate of jobless Filipinos in the labor force declined to 5.3 percent in 2018 from 5.7 percent last year even as underemployment inched up, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Pagasa: Rains may dampen New Year revelry
philstar.com - 2018-12-30
As of 11 a.m. yesterday, it was spotted at 580 kilometers southwest of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas said the low-pressure area has no effect on any part of the country although the northeast monsoon is expected to ...

MBC raises stake in hospitality business, acquires additional shares in EHRI
Inquirer - 2018-12-30
Radio broadcasting group Manila Broadcasting Co. (MBC) has sealed a deal to hike its interest in affiliate firm Elizalde Hotels and Resorts Inc. (EHRI) to 80 percent as part of its plan to enter ...

OFW groups back Bulacan airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
Ople Policy Center, Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines, OFW Watch ... Filipino Malaysian Cultural Sports and Workforce Training Program, and the Bulacan Federation of OFW Family Circle ...

China claims reduce catch for Zambales fishers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
SUBIC, ZAMBALES--During good weather, the shoreline of Calapandayan village in Subic town, Zambales province, bustles with fishermen fixing their boats. Some haul their boats to shore after ...

Climate of terror back, says bishop
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
BACOLOD CITY--A climate of fear and terror, similar to what the country experienced during the martial law years, has returned as the government intensifies its campaign against illegal drugs and ...

Phoenix joins race to build LNG hub
Inquirer - 2018-12-30
Plans of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub include a facility that could hold 2.2 million tons per year, plus a possible power plant complex with about ...

Duterte to Reds: Reconsider loyalty to Joma
philstar.com - 2018-12-30
"You just listen to lectures but you have not seen him. You have not seen the guy. He is in Amsterdam experiencing the cool weather there. Even his b**** have become frozen," he added. Sison formed the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in 1968 ...

The career rise of Susan Wojcicki, who rented her garage to Google's founders in 1998 and is now the CEO of YouTube
Business Insider - 2018-12-30
Most landlords only hope their renters pay on time, keep a tidy space, and don't disturb the neighbors. But for Susan Wojcicki, her renters ended up offering up a bit more: the chance to become employee number 16 at a young search engine startup called Google.

Opioid Deaths In Teens And Children Almost Tripled In The Past 20 Years
Forbes - 2018-12-30
According to results of a retrospective study in JAMA, nearly 9,000 teens and children died from opioid overdoses in the past 2 decades, almost tripling the number of pediatric opioid-related deaths during that time span. The findings from the study are ...

Slowing inflation to pave way for more robust growth -- FMIC
philstar.com - 2018-12-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Inflation is expected to ease further to below four percent in the second half of 2019, likely boosting consumer demand and paving the way for a more robust growth next year, said the investment banking unit of the Metrobank Group.

American Flown To Nebraska After Possible Ebola Exposure
NPR - 2018-12-30
An American health care worker who was providing treatment to patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being monitored at a Nebraska health care facility after possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus, hospital officials said. The University of ...

Louisiana police department invites people to turn in meth for 'testing'
YAHOO! - 2018-12-30
Louisiana police department invites people to turn in meth for 'testing' originally appeared on abcnews.go.com The Harahan Police Department is very concerned about Zika virus in your meth -- and would love for you to just stop on by to drop it off for ...

Study reveals generosity can strengthen our immune system
TechnoChops - 2018-12-30
Research conducted by the National Institutes of Health revealed that generosity stimulates the reward center in the brain, thereby releasing chemicals that strengthen the immune system ... is that feeling positive is associated with living longer ...

Victor Consunji, top Semirara mining executive, dies at 68
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-30
He was, likewise, the president and COO of SEM-Calaca Power Corp. and Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corp. He was also a director of DMCI Holdings Inc. He is a graduate of AB in Political ...

Is it really all in the mind?
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-30
These can be e-mailed to [email protected]. Erica Mae Gabito is a CPA and is graduate of BS Accountancy from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Sm Foundation holds Christmas party for scholars
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-30
SM Foundation supports 4,000 college scholars and 2,000 technical ... information technology, engineering and education; full tuition, monthly allowance, part-time job opportunities during school ...

MINDANAO 2018: In Philippines-China relations, Davao City gets special attention
MindaNews - 2018-12-30
The closer ties between Philippines and China would result to more engagements between Mindanawon and Chinese businessmen, opening up an opportunity for investors from both sides to do business in China and Mindanao, he said. A report released by the ...

Trump puts blame for child deaths at border on Democrats
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
President Donald Trump claims that two Guatemalan children who died in U.S. custody were already ill, yet both young migrants passed initial health screenings by border officials. As Democrats ...

7 people you never realized were early investors in Uber
Business Insider - 2018-12-30
If Uber goes public as planned in 2019, nine years and billions of dollars worth of investments will be returned to investors smart enough -- or lucky enough -- to have made a bet on the company's success. But some of those investors are luckier than others.

Panelo: Duterte 'made up' story of incident with house help
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 30) -- The presidential spokesperson said President Rodrigo Duterte's story about an incident of a supposed encounter between him and a household helper ...

FIRST ON CNN PHILIPPINES: Cove Manila scraps balloon drop stunt
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 30) -- The Cove Manila will no longer push through with the balloon drop stunt on New Year's eve "as a sign of respect" to the Department of Environment ...

LPA exits PAR, northeast monsoon to affect parts of Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The northeast monsoon or "Amihan" will continue to affect parts of Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa ...

Abu Sayyaf frees kidnapped son of Labason Mayor Quimbo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- After more than a year in captivity, Jed Quimbo, son of Labason Mayor Eddie Quimbo, was freed by the Abu Sayyaf group on Rizal Day, Sunday, in Patikul town, Sulu. Chief ...

2018: A nation fed with jokes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
Political analyst and University of the Philippines Professor ... dean of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), told INQUIRER.net. In 2016, almost a month ...

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