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Withdrawing from ICC may hurt PH's position in disputed islands -- Carpio
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- Withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) may hurt the country's position in the disputed West Philippine Sea, Senior Associate Justice ...

House committee recommends raps vs. cops in Tondo 'secret jail cell'
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- The House Committee on Human Rights recommended on Tuesday the filing of charges against police officials over the "secret jail cell" found in Tondo ...

Solon faces graft rap over SALN issues
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. is facing a graft complaint over his alleged irregularities in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net ...

Duterte signs laws on property security, occupational safety, college integration
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-10
RA 11079 states the Maasin City College would not be part of the Southern Leyte State University campus, providing quality tertiary education in the city. The law was presented to J. Prospero E.

Philippines and US to announce FTA talks in November
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-10-10
MANILA -- The U.S. and the Philippines plan to jointly announce ... discussion," Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told the Nikkei Asian Review on Wednesday. "I think that will kick off ...

Philippine president: Tests showed 'I'm not yet cancerous'
YAHOO! - 2018-10-09
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that medical tests show he doesn't have cancer, but added that he won't release a detailed report on his health. "I'm not yet cancerous so do not be afraid to go near me.

Japanese soldier dies in road mishap - 2018-10-09
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines -- A Japanese soldier was killed in a road accident on Tuesday last week while military exercises among US, Philippine and Japanese troops were being held. Sgt. Suguru Maehara, 38, of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces ...

Luzon to experience El Niño dry spell - 2018-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Most parts of Luzon are expected to experience dry spell to drought conditions in the coming months due to El Niño, according to the state weather bureau. There is a 55 to 60 percent chance that El Niño will develop in the last ...

Western Visayas to get 647 new cops - 2018-10-09
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines - At least 647 police personnel will be deployed in Western Visayas. Superintendent Joem Malong, regional police director, said the new police officers, 156 of them women, took their oath at Camp Martin Delgado on Monday.

3rd telco bidder sues NTC over alleged unlawful insertion of new requirements
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
president and chief executive officer of its parent company NOW Corp., was quoted as saying. The NTC and DICT last week released the timeline for the selection of the next telco player.

NCRPO: No poll hotspots in Metro Manila - 2018-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has not identified election hotspots in Metro Manila for the 2019 midterm polls, an official said yesterday. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo Eleazar ordered ...

Cyber Tests Showed 'Nearly All' New Pentagon Weapons Vulnerable To Attack, GAO Says
NPR - 2018-10-09
Passwords that took seconds to guess, or were never changed from their factory settings. Cyber vulnerabilities that were known, but never fixed. Those are two common problems plaguing some of the Department of Defense's newest weapons systems, according to ...

Philippines' Duterte says tests show he doesn't have cancer
YAHOO! - 2018-10-09
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday ... The constitution provides for the public to be told of the state of health of an incumbent president, if serious. "The constitution says that you must let the people know, but ...

Sonos updates its desktop app and adds maximum volume limiter
The Verge - 2018-10-09
Sonos has finally updated its desktop controller app to make the look and feel of it in line with its mobile software, the company announced in its app release notes published today. The desktop controller is now a lot easier to use and understand, and it ...

Snap has seen more than $13 billion wiped out from its market value since Kylie Jenner tweeted her displeasure with its redesign
Business Insider - 2018-10-09
Snap shares slide about 7% Tuesday after an analyst said the company was "quickly running out of money" and that he thinks a capital raise needs to take place in the middle to end of 2019. Tuesday's weakness pushed shares to a record low of $6.92.

When Giving Birth For The First Time, Push Away
NPR - 2018-10-09
If you're a first-time mother and you opt for epidural anesthesia during labor, your doctor may suggest you wait about an hour after your cervix is completely dilated before you start trying to push the baby down the birth canal. But a study published ...

CorMicA: Flow, Stress Tests Can Guide Therapy in Severe Angina Without CAD
Medscape - 2018-10-09
SAN DIEGO -- Patients presenting with severe angina but no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) during coronary angiography might benefit from more invasive tests that can spot microvascular angina or vasospastic angina, a new study hints. But some ...

Oyster populations at risk as climate change transforms ocean ecosystems - 2018-10-09
Oct. 9 (UPI) --Oyster populations are likely to suffer, accelerating mortality rates as the effects of climate change progress, according to a new study. The research, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, suggests climate change ...

Apple and Google execs named to a Saudi advisory board amid controversy over reportedly murdered journalist
Business Insider - 2018-10-09
An array of high-profile business and technology leaders, including senior executives from Google and Apple were named to a new advisory board for the Saudi Arabian government on Tuesday, even as controversy swirls over the disappearance of a dissident ...

Google Shuts Down Google+ For Consumers After Revealing Data Vulnerability
NPR - 2018-10-09
Google plans to shutter its Google+ social network for consumers, citing its limited adoption with users. The tech giant announced the decision at the same time that it disclosed that the privacy of up to half a million Google+ accounts could have been ...

The Season of Cough, Colds, and Fever - 2018-10-09
The Department of Health says that the cold weather usually triggers respiratory problems unless appropriate preventive measures are taken. Children and adults may become susceptible to cough, colds, and fever. But Joanna Hlavacek, in article at the ...

Sweeteners Disrupt Blood Glucose Via Effects on Gut Bacteria
Medscape - 2018-10-09
BERLIN -- Low-calorie sweeteners appear to impair glucose uptake and control by disrupting the gut microbiome, Australian researchers have shown for the first time in findings that suggest artificial sweeteners could potentially play havoc with glucose ...

PUJ modernization fears unfounded, but reforms needed
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-09
Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) requires unrealistic economic surveys (business plans), daylong seminars inappropriate for less-schooled drivers, who prefer practical handson learning over ...

Oriental Hotel embarks on an expansion binge
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-09
The Oriental Leyte According to Rebecca Marie Abigail Lee, president and chief executive officer of the Oriental group, the expansion highlights the thrust of the family-run business in giving a ...

PEACETALK: Contextualizing Reference points for looking at the effectivity and impact of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) programs
MindaNews - 2018-10-09
Among those relevant to PCVE are: 1. Guarantee Public Safety and Achieve Good Governance. 2. Mitigate the Impact of Health-Related Threats. 3. Develop a Dynamic, Inclusive, and Sustainable Economy. 4. Achieve Food and Water Security. 5. Safeguard and ...

Trump Expected to Loosen Rules on Ethanol in Gasoline
YAHOO! - 2018-10-09
President Trump wants to increase the ethanol mix in summer gasoline, a move that could potentially increase smog and almost certainly provide a boost for corn farmers. The president is expected to announce his plan at a rally in Iowa tonight, according to ...

SEC asks trade operators to follow data-privacy laws
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-09
business continuity, disaster recovery and risk-management systems to a regular review and audit by an independent firm. The rule came from the Securities and Regulation Code of 2015.

Researchers develop injectable implant to prevent, detect HIV - 2018-10-09
Oct. 9 (UPI) --A long-acting and injectable implant is showing promise to prevent and treat HIV, according to a study with mice. Rather than receiving a once-daily pill, patients can receive a continuous formulation of an antiretroviral medication called ...

Duterte reveals Cabinet members who will run in 2019 elections
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte disclosed who among the Cabinet members will run in next year's midterm elections. Speaking to the media in Malacañang ...

A340 fleet: last Asian operator, Philippine Airlines, bows out - 2018-10-09
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has become the latest airline to phase out A340s, operating its last A340-300 scheduled flight at the end of Sep-2018 without fanfare. PAL accelerated the retirement of its last four A340-300s, a sensible decision given the recent ...

Duterte to appoint Chinese businessman as NFA chief
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will appoint a long-time Chinese rice trader as the new head of the National Food Authority (NFA).

Philippines' Duterte says tests show he doesn't have cancer
Reuters - 2018-10-09
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday ... The constitution provides for the public to be told of the state of health of an incumbent president, if serious. "The constitution says that you must let the people know ...

City Councilor pushes for new unit to focus on mental health
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-09
DAVAO CITY Oct. 8 (PIA)-- Davao City Councilor Mary Joselle D. Villafuerte is pushing thru a proposed ordinance, the formation of a new unit that will focus on mental health. The proposed mental health ordinance will create a Mental Health Division under ...

Coco Levy Trust Fund bill in danger of getting vetoed -- Zubiri
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- Senate Majority Leader Miguel "Migz" Zubiri said a proposed law on the Coco Levy Trust Fund is in danger of facing a presidential veto over concerns ...

Calida forgives, won't sue Trillanes over thief remark
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday said he would just forgive Senator Antonio Trillanes IV instead of filing a libel case against the senator ...

More water price hikes in 2019 eyed due to inflation -- MWSS
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- Water rates will start rising this October for customers of Maynilad and Manila Water under a staggered five-year adjustment. But this early, the ...

Upcoming festival to showcase Filipino musicality
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9 ... For six days this month, the BGC Arts Center will hold a landmark festival: "Pinoy Playlist 2018: Ito ay Atin, Sariling Atin."

Roque confirms shooting campaign ad for possible Senate bid
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque pushed through with doing a campaign advertisement for his possible Senate bid, although he has not made a final ...

DOH recognizes health achievers in Southern Leyte
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-09
MACROHON, Southern Leyte, Oct. 8 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) - Southern Leyte Field Office recognized local health achievers for their invaluable contribution on the health sector in their respective areas in the province. The Barangay Health ...

Cagayan police officer arrested for kidnap-slay escapes - 2018-10-09
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- A police officer tagged as a leader of a kidnap gang escaped from police custody a day after he was arrested in Gonzaga, Cagayan on Saturday. Superintendent Johnny Orme, former intelligence chief of the Parañaque ...

China concerned with U.S. navy exercises during Xi visit to PH - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- China relayed to President Rodrigo Duterte their concerns over the United States' naval exercises which will happen close to Chinese President Xi ...

The trade war will hit U.S. and Chinese growth next year, the IMF warns
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
(CNN) -- The trade war is set to take its toll on the American and Chinese economies in 2019. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its growth forecasts for the United States and China ...

Former DSWD Secretary slams Lorenzana for red-tagging: You're putting my life in danger
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
She is also a Professor 8 at the University of the Philippines' College of Social Work and ... what a military appointment would mean for the department. "There are so many qualified social ...

Malacañang: Duterte approved 'unimpeded' rice importation
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte approved "unimpeded" rice importation during the Cabinet meeting on Monday night, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said ...

Duterte tells Cabinet members he tested 'negative' for cancer
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's medical tests turned out negative for cancer, the 73-year-old chief executive told Cabinet members Monday night.

Philippines' Duterte does not have cancer: acting interior minister
Reuters - 2018-10-09
Under the Philippine constitution, the public should be made aware of the state of health of a sitting president. If the leader dies in office, permanently disabled or removed through impeachment, the vice president succeeds to serve the remaining years in ...

Arroyo's draft charter removes VP as President's successor during transition gov't
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- The draft charter authored by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo puts the Senate President, and not the Vice President, as the successor of ...

Joey Salceda on inflation: Prices of rice, fish won't go back to old levels
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Prices of some food items will no longer revert to their previous levels and this may result in more people joining those below the poverty level, a ...

CNN Philippines shows, anchors get nominations in 32nd PMPC Star Awards for TV
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) has released the list of official nominees for the 32nd Star Awards For Television. The award-giving body gives ...

Sumitomo back in MRT-3 rehab deal - 2018-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr ... Dalian has agreed to shoulder the cost for technical adjustments to be made on the 48 trains it manufactured. Incompatibility concerns were earlier raised with the 48 light rail vehicles ...

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