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CAAP: Military air drills in Negros ongoing
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- Military air exercises over Negros island are ongoing, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) confirmed yesterday. In an interview over MBC Aksyon Radyo, Ofelia Leonardo, CAAP public information officer based ...

Current account deficit swells to $3.1 billion in H1
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
He said net receipts in the trade-in-services account surged by 55 percent to $5.9 billion from $3.8 billion due largely to increased net receipts in technical, trade-related and other business services; manufacturing services; and computer services.

UAAP postpones basketball, chess games
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
In a statement, UAAP Season 81 president Nilo Ocampo said the league "deems it best to cancel the basketball games" after "due consultation and considering what appears to be severe weather disturbance." He did not say yet the new dates for the ...

Anti-drug cop, 3 suspects shot dead
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- An anti-narcotics agent was gunned down in North Cotabato on Thursday while three drug suspects were killed in stings in Bulacan and Quezon in the past two days. Senior Police Officer 1 Jovit Galan was shot by unidentified ...

Alleged sex trafficker nabbed, 16 rescued
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspected sex trafficker was arrested and 16 victims, including four minors, were rescued by police in Caloocan City on Thursday. Raymond Falcotelo was nabbed in an entrapment operation conducted by operatives of the city police ...

Hope springs eternal for finance chief amid protests, concern over TRAIN 2
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-14
which would cut corporate income taxes and "rationalize" fiscal incentives to business, is made difficult by three factors. The first is time constraint, since the lawmakers first have to work ...

Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for Olympic planning
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-14
IOC members receive per diems of between $450 and $900 when they are on Olympic business, and other generous perks like paid lodging at top hotels. In other business, organizers announced the ...

70 PHL firms eye export expansion across China, Southeast Asia at Caexpo 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-14
"Aside from selling, our local companies can get new product inspirations from the innovative exhibits and business-matching activities as they seek to better integrate themselves in the global ...

BOI partners with garments, textile, leather-goods manufacturers to further strengthen local industry
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-14
The expo also arranged a series of factory visits for investors, business matching and forums which were open to the public. One of the highlights of the expo was the Philippine Pavilion ...

Stunning but scary: Typhoon Ompong as seen from space
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut ... as captured by Japanese Himawari satellite and recorded by the physics department of the University of Oxford. The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological ...

Pre-emptive evacuation ordered in Ilocos Sur
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-14
The Philippine Army and Provincial Health Office have also augmented to the PDRRMC. Water Search and Rescue (WASAR), Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), and medical teams are on standby for possible deployment. As of 2 p.m. on Friday, Signal No. 3 has been ...

Signal No. 4 in four areas in northern Luzon as 'Ompong' closes in
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
Previously, state weather bureau PAGASA has placed Cagayan and northern Isabela under Signal No. 4 as these were the possible places where Ompong will make landfall. As of 8 p.m., "Ompong" was seen 260 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora with ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for September 15
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
State weather bureau PAGASA has placed Cagayan and northern Isabela under Signal No. 4 Friday afternoon.

States watching Illinois' use of marijuana to fight opioid crisis
Upi.com - 2018-09-14
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 14 (UPI) --The Illinois legislature has become the first state to give doctors the ability to prescribe marijuana instead of opiates in an effort to fight the opioid epidemic, with other states looking to follow. A small but growing ...

Signal No. 4 up in Cagayan, northern Isabela as 'Ompong' draws closer to land
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- State weather bureau PAGASA has placed Cagayan and northern Isabela under Signal No. 4 Friday afternoon as Typhoon "Ompong" moves closer to the Philippine landmass. Very strong winds ranging from 171 to 220 kilometers per hour ...

NNC-10 holds search for best veggie gardeners in Ozamiz, Oroquieta
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-14
Meanwhile, Eva Pacturan of the Department of Agriculture-10 said this the search ensures the health of the children and "this program will ensure that our children are healthy by eating fresh and chemical-free vegetables planted and harvested by their ...

Philippines Is Haunted by Chaos of Earlier Storm as Typhoon Mangkhut Hits
The New York Times - 2018-09-14
The president at the time, Benigno S. Aquino III, issued strenuous warnings before the typhoon, which had some of the most powerful winds ever measured in a storm that made landfall in a populated area. But the airport and electricity grid were totally ...

Nationals hard pressed to win vs Qataris
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Weather permitting, Team Philippines seeks to keep solo third place in Group F when it plays Qatar Monday in its fourth "home" game in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. But the weather disturbance has ...

Gov't assures readiness for Typhoon Ompong
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- The government assured it is prepared to respond to the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Thursday.

Thousands flee homes as Typhoon Ompong batters northern Luzon
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
A total 29 domestic and international flights were called off ... beats it in terms of sustained winds," Dr. Mahar Lagmay of the University of the Philippines told CNN Philippines Yolanda hit ...

Mental health for the youth
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-14
A study on the prevalence of suicide attempts among Filipino youth showed that roughly one in 10 of them aged 15-27 has considered suicide an option. Another report revealed that Filipino kids as young as 10 years have committed suicide because of ...

Trillanes stays in Senate until courts resolve amnesty case
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will stay longer in the Senate premises to avoid a possible arrest pending the ruling on his cases at the lower courts.

Gov't puts up ?500,000 bounty for fugitive Peter Lim
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- Accused drug lord Peter Lim now has a half-a-million-peso bounty. "The government is also ready to give a reward of P500,000 to anyone who can give ...

Typhoon Mangkhut hits Philippines, heading for Hong Kong
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-09-14
MANILA/HONG KONG -- The powerful Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippines early Saturday morning as the country braced for its fiercest tropical cyclone this year. The storm reached the ...

Typhoon Mangkhut disrupts air travel in Philippines and Hong Kong
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-09-14
MANILA/HONG KONG -- Typhoon Mangkhut, a super typhoon nearing the Philippines and on track to hit Hong Kong, is causing the cancellation of numerous flights in its path. The Philippines raised ...

Beyond fake news? Facebook to fact check photos, videos
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
NEW YORK -- Facebook says it is expanding its fact-checking program to include photos and videos as it fights fake news and misinformation on its service. Malicious groups seeking to sow political discord in the U.S. and elsewhere have been embracing ...

MMDA on blue alert for 'Ompong'
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has been placed on "blue alert" for the possible onslaught of typhoon "Ompong" (international name Mangkhut). Around 700 personnel from different MMDA offices will be on standby for ...

P40.8-million shabu found buried in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- At least six kilos of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, with a street value of P40.8 million, were dug up outside a repair shop in Quezon City yesterday. The repair shop owner, who has been occupying the property for ...

2nd Makati court defers Trillanes arrest order, travel ban
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- No civilian court will issue an arrest warrant and travel ban order against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for now. Makati Regional Trial Court ...

Signal No. 3 up in 3 areas as 'Ompong' moves closer
philstar.com - 2018-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- State weather bureau PAGASA has placed at least three areas in Luzon under Signal No. 3 as typhoon "Ompong" (international name Mangkhut) moves closer. The typhoon continues to threaten northern Luzon and is expected to make ...

Senator: Talk of destabilization, federalism is bad for business
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- Senate Economic Affairs Chairman Win Gatchalian is concerned about how talk of alleged destabilization plots against the President will affect ...

U.S.-China tariffs: The next round could hit Fitbits, dishwashers, and garlic seasoning
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
(CNN) -- American consumers may soon get a taste of the trade tensions between the United States and China. Thousands of goods, ranging from dishwashers to Fitbit fitness trackers to food ...

LGUs urged: Work on zero casualty for 'Ompong'
philstar.com - 2018-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) is urging local government units (LGUs) in the metropolis to implement necessary preparations to achieve zero casualty during the onslaught of Super Typhoon ...

Signal No. 2 in Isabela as 'Ompong' bears down on northern Luzon
philstar.com - 2018-09-13
State weather bureau PAGASA said Ompong continues to threaten northern Luzon as it moves westward at a slightly slower pace of 20 kilometers per hour and still packing maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up ...

Philippines starts massive evacuations as 'Ompong' nears
philstar.com - 2018-09-13
September 12, 2018 - 11:44am The Philippine Coast Guard has cancelled sea trips between Cebu and Bohol from Thursday noon in anticipation of bad weather, The Freeman reports from Cebu. September 12, 2018 - 11:18am PAGASA sticks to its earlier forecast and ...

Manila village chief gunned down by riding-in-tandem
philstar.com - 2018-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- A barangay chairman was gunned down minutes after he stepped out of an anti-illegal drug seminar in Manila yesterday afternoon. Barangay 330, Zone 33 chairman Angel Joy Rivero was riding his Yamaha motorcycle (ND-34922) and about to ...

SWS: Self-rated unemployment drops in second quarter of 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of unemployed Filipinos dropped by 2.3 million in the second quarter of the year, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. However, the latest unemployment rate was four points higher than the 15.7 percent ...

How this startup is using robots to write sports news stories for The Associated Press
GeekWire - 2018-09-13
Hero Sports CEO Brad Weitz. The next Associated Press story you read about a Major League Baseball game may have been written by a robot. Founded in 2014, Hero Sports spent the past several years growing a college sports news content production engine ...

US F-22s came face-to-face with Russia's top fighter near Alaska and were at a major disadvantage
Business Insider - 2018-09-13
US F-22 stealth fighter jets intercepted Russian Tu-95 nuclear-capable bombers and Su-35 fighters that approached Alaska on Tuesday, and it highlights a downside to the US's top fighter jets. The F-22, with its incredible acrobatic abilities in the air and ...

Are Older Prostate Cancer Patients Overtreated?
MedPage Today - 2018-09-13
Each year, the diagnosis of prostate cancer in men ages 70 and older led to Medicare costs in excess of $1.2 billion over the ensuing 3 years, the lion's share of that going toward treatment, the first analysis of its kind has shown. Switching patients ...

Facebook Expands Video and Photo Fact-Checking Efforts With Outside Partners
Fortune - 2018-09-13
Facebook is expanding its fact-checking initiative, intended to screen the accuracy of photos and videos, to all of its third-party information-checking organizations. The social networking ...

This Man Just Became the World's Oldest Person to Get a Face Transplant
Men's Health - 2018-09-13
For seven years, Maurice Desjardins lived in excruciating pain after a hunting accident left his face severely disfigured. At 65, he's become the oldest person to have a face transplant, and it's restored his ability to do simple everyday activities like ...

Copper nanoparticles, green laser light cost beneficial in circuitry printing
Upi.com - 2018-09-13
Sept. 13 (UPI) --Printing electronic circuitry with copper nanoparticle ink and green laser light can be more cost beneficial and efficient, according to a study. Researchers at Soonchunhyang University in South Korea studied the thin-film printing ...

17 Apps To Help You Get Through The Hurricane
NPR - 2018-09-13
In addition to getting flashlights, bottled water and food, hurricane preparation these days includes stockpiling apps on your phone. For those in the path of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina, having the right apps can be lifeline during and ...

Brexit may get messy, but free EU roaming is safe, U.K. government says
YAHOO! - 2018-09-13
The government minister in charge of overseeing the United Kingdom leaving the European Union has said that even in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit (that is, the U.K. leaving the E.U. without a formal agreement in place with its closest neighbors), the ...

Duterte says Trillanes' amnesty remains void, but he is not interested to arrest the Senator
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday insisted that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty remains void, but that he is not interested in arresting ...

iPhone XS has 4GB of RAM, 2.49 GHz A12 chip according to benchmarks
AppleInsider - 2018-09-13
What appear to be early benchmarks of the iPhone XS have appeared on Geekbench, giving a rawer view of the device's specifications than those offered by Apple. Comparisons with the A11 suggest the ...

Why rumors that Adobe could be in talks to buy Marketo make sense
TechCrunch - 2018-09-13
Adobe could be shopping for another piece of the digital marketing puzzle, as reports surfaced today that the company might be in talks with Vista Equity Partners to buy Marketo, a company the ...

Local Kiwanis club completes funding for international health effort
INSIDENOVA.COM - 2018-09-13
Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, East Timor and Tanzania. It remains a public-health threat in Afghanistan, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, South Sudan ...

Nasugbu mayor dismissed over illegal dump
philstar.com - 2018-09-13
BATANGAS, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of a town mayor in this province. Mayor Antonio Jose Barcelon of Nasugbu was found liable for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty for allowing a private entity to engage ...

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