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AKO BICOL Party-list lawmaker slain on wedding anniversary, wife says
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 23) -- The wife of slain lawmaker Rodel Batocabe revealed that her husband was killed on the day of their wedding anniversary. In a Facebook post, the ...

Albay town police chief relieved after lawmaker's killing
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 23) -- The chief of police of Daraga, Albay has been relieved following the killing of AKO BICOL Party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe Saturday. Bicol Police ...

Maryland campus adenovirus cases up to 40 after 1 dies
Upi.com - 2018-12-22
Dec. 22 (UPI) --Since one student died from the adenovirus last month, the number of reported cases at the University of Maryland-College Park campus has risen to 40. With more than 50 strains of adenoviruses, symptoms can range from mild symptoms like the ...

NEDA Board clears Bulacan airport project sans guarantee
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
The North Luzon Airport consortium, comprised of JG Summit Holdings Inc., Filinvest Development Corp., Philippine Airport Group Support Solutions Inc. and Changi Airports Philippines Pte. Ltd., bagged the O&M airport contract.

110 repatriated OFWs get P20,000, other assistance
Global Nation - 2018-12-22
Over a hundred repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Saudi Arabia have received an early Christmas gift from the government after they were provided assistance to help them start anew.

Bring on the holiday cheer
Inquirer - 2018-12-22
If recent research is to be believed, these are two characteristics of brands that Filipinos nowadays patronize. But while "homegrown" is slowly trumping "imported," many of the country ...

Cloudy, rainy on Christmas
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A low-pressure area and the northeast monsoon will bring cloudy skies and rains throughout the country on Christmas day, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. A low-pressure ...

'Food is the next major market that needs disrupting': Venture capital is piling into 'ag tech' in the race for the future of food
Business Insider - 2018-12-22
The next market ripe for disruption: food. Some $700 million was invested into the nascent "ag tech" industry in 2017, with a larger proportion of funding coming from venture capital. While that is tiny compared to the about $4.2 billion that Agfunder ...

CDC: Salmonella outbreak in raw turkey sickens 216
Upi.com - 2018-12-22
Dec. 22 (UPI) --As many Americans plan for Christmas dinner, the number of people sickened from raw turkey in a nationwide salmonella outbreak has risen to 216. Scientific evidence shows raw turkey products from various sources are contaminated, causing ...

Better Buy: AbbVie vs. Merck
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-22
What a difference a year can make. In 2017, shares of AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) skyrocketed more than 50%, while Merck (NYSE: MRK) stock fell 4%. But so far this year, Merck is a big winner, while ...

Still a good year ahead
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
Two big questions continue to hound us every time the year is about to end. Will the Philippine property sector continue to build, build, build next year and will Filipinos and foreigners alike continue to buy? Colliers International, in a just released ...

DOH starts monitoring fireworks-related injuries
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- The Department of Health (DOH) started its yearly fireworks-related injury (FRWI) surveillance, and recorded its first casualty on Saturday.

Here are the best last-minute gifts you can buy
The Verge - 2018-12-22
Welcome to Good Deals, a Verge-approved roundup of the best tech deals, in partnership with Vox Media's commerce team. Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products ...

Comedian Aparna Nancherla tries to paint like Bob Ross -- The Bob Ross Challenge
Mashable - 2018-12-22
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 ...

4-year-old girl who has spent her entire life in the hospital goes home for the first time
YAHOO! - 2018-12-22
A little girl who has spent her entire life in the hospital is finally going home - just in time for Christmas. Phalynn Graham, 4, of Illinois, was born two months early, preventing her lungs from fully developing. She required a ventilator to assist her ...

Comedian and self-proclaimed 'best 8-year-old painter' Myq Kaplan takes on Bob Ross -- The Bob Ross Challenge
Mashable - 2018-12-22
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Boy gets finger amputated after firecracker injury - DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
according to report issued by the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday. The boy, who was not identfied, was taken to the Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center in Cabanatuan.

A Dazzling Fireball Over California Thrilled Skywatchers This Week! See the Photos.
Space.com - 2018-12-22
Lots of people got to admire, and puzzle over, the fireball that blazed up off the coast of Northern California just after sunset on Wednesday (Dec. 19). Folks as far south as Anaheim and as far north as the Oregon city of Medford spotted the meteor or the ...

What not to give this Christmas
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-22
However, not many of us are aware that we might be giving dangerous gifts laden with hazardous substances such as lead, which can result in intellectual disability, developmental problems and other health woes for the innocent recipient," said Thony ...

Researchers Show Parachutes Don't Work, But There's A Catch
NPR - 2018-12-22
Research published in a major medical journal concludes that a parachute is no more effective than an empty backpack at protecting you from harm if you have to jump from an aircraft. But before you leap to any rash conclusions, you had better hear the ...

For Asylum-Seekers Waiting In Mexico, Volunteers Offer Medical Help
NPR - 2018-12-22
The Trump administration announced this past week that asylum-seekers would no longer be released into this country while their claims are being processed. Instead, they will be sent back to Mexico to await a hearing before an immigration judge. There are ...

Angkas hopeful TRO will be lifted so it can operate again
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas remains hopeful that the Supreme Court will grant its petition for the lifting of a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued against it.

House members decry murder of Batocabe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Members of the House of Representatives on Saturday denounced the killing of Ako Bicol partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe, who was ambushed in Daraga, Albay. Majority Floor ...

AKO Bicol party-list Rep. Batocabe, aide shot dead in Albay
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 5:50 p.m.) -- Rep. Rodel Batocabe (AKO Bicol party-list) and his aide were shot dead Saturday afternoon. Batocabe -- who was running for mayor of Daraga, Albay in the 2019 midterm elections and was serving his last term as a ...

Tugade: TWG to study feasibility of motorcycles as public transport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed the formation of a technical working group (TWG) that would study the feasibility of using ...

Party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, escort slain during gift-giving event
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- AKO Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe and his escort, Orlando Diaz, were shot and killed by unknown gunmen in Daraga, Albay at 3:00 p.m ...

Socioeconomic planning chief warns climate change will affect food security in PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia on Friday warned climate change poses risks to the agriculture sector's ...

House heeds Duterte's call on Road Board abolition - Andaya
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- The House of Representatives will act on President Rodrigo Duterte's call to abolish the Road Board amid corruption allegations surrounding the ...

PCG in maximum security for Christmas holiday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard has assured the public of their safety and security as they start to flock in various ports across the country. PCG Spokesperson Captain Armand ...

BI nabs African woman for fake passport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- An African woman was arrested for attempting to leave the country with a fake passport, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Friday. According to BI Port Operations Chief ...

LOOK: Commuters, bus conductors still smoke at Ayala bus station
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- At the Ayala bus station in Makati City, commuters are swamped not only by thick smoke from vehicles, but also from cigarettes. Before boarding a bus, especially during ...

3 UN rapporteurs to probe human rights violations vs. De Lima
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- Three United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs are tasked to investigate human rights violations against detained Senator Leila de Lima. The referral ...

PH among worst countries in Southeast Asia for journalists - report
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- The Philippines is among the countries in Southeast Asia dubbed as the worst places for journalists, according to the report of the International ...

Singapore firm plans $4.5 billion satellite city in Cagayan zone
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Singapore-based LongRunn Capital Pte. Ltd. plans to develop a $4.5 billion modern satellite city in Sta. Ana, Cagayan, the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) said. In a statement CEZA said it recently signed a memorandum of ...

Jacinto remains firm on cap on number of common towers
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A free-for-all development of common towers in the country as proposed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is not possible as telecommunications infrastructure requires strict regulation, according ...

Japan prosecutors re-arrest Carlos Ghosn on new allegations
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
TOKYO, Japan -- Prosecutors re-arrested former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn over fresh allegations on Friday, apparently dashing his hopes of early release in the latest twist to a rollercoaster saga. The case of the once-revered 64-year-old tycoon has ...

Index falls below 7,500 on negative sentiment
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market stayed in negative territory yesterday, falling below the 7,500 level amid negative sentiment in the US market. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) retreated by 83.70 points, or 1.10 percent, to end ...

Meralco-Marubeni consortium offers lowest power distribution rate for New Clark City
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
In a statement yesterday, BCDA said the Meralco-Marubeni consortium offered a power distribution rate of P0.6188 per kilowatt hour (kwh), beating the P0.9888/kwh bid of the Aboitiz-Kepco consortium of Olongapo Energy Corp. and Kepco Philippines Holdings ...

Stop! In the name of love: Boy band's emotional bid to halt Brexit
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
(CNN) -- As Britain hurtles toward its divorce from the EU, one boy band has tasked itself with changing Brexit voters' minds. The overwrought video to the anthem "Britain Come Back" shows ...

Agriculture is not growing
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
Last Monday, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol held his year-end press conference and admitted that total volume of production in agriculture and fisheries from Jan. to Sept. 2018 grew by 0.15 percent year-on-year from the figures in 2017. Grew?

World Bank downgrades Philippine growth forecasts
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Bank on Friday slashed its growth forecasts on the Philippine economy to "reflect recent economic trends." In a statement, the Washington-based multilateral lender said it trimmed its growth projections for the ...

LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. on Friday detailed the list of the upcoming defense acquisitions and expected signed deals for the Philippine ...

Lawmakers deny claim they asked for Road Board funds
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- Several lawmakers have denied getting funds from the Road Board, after a document released by House Majority Floor Rolando Andaya Jr. showed them ...

Angkas asks SC to immediately lift TRO on operations
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- Motorcycle ride-hailing service app Angkas has filed before the Supreme Court (SC) an urgent motion asking for the lifting of the temporary ...

WATCH: Duterte calls for compassion, kindness this Christmas
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- For Christmas, President Rodrigo Duterte is calling for compassion and kindness from Filipinos. "As we take part in this joyous occasion, may we ...

What Duterte asked Miss Universe Catriona Gray
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- Malacañang on Friday disclosed more details of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday. One of the ...

Police recover grenade found in ABS-CBN compound
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- The Quezon City police had removed a grenade discovered in the compound of television network, ABS-CBN. In a statement, Quezon City Police District ...

Germany's Der Spiegel says star reporter Claas Relotius wrote fake stories 'on a grand scale'
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
(CNN) -- A top European news magazine has fired one of its star journalists after discovering that he had fabricated facts and sources in more than a dozen articles over a seven-year period.

Partnership agreements for better risk management, reduction schemes signed at NRC board meeting
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
NRC's major partners are SM Prime Holdings, San Miguel Corporation, Carlos P. Romulo Foundation, Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University, Zuellig Family Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

UK regulator says Russian broadcaster RT broke its rules
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
(CNN) -- RT faces potential penalties after Britain's media regulator ruled that its coverage of the Skripal poisonings breached impartiality rules. Ofcom said in a statement Thursday that the ...

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