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Duterte asks rebels: Why listen to Sison? What does he know? - 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," Duterte added. In a statement on Sunday, Jaime "Ka Diego" Padilla, spokesman of ...

Guinness World Record rep to witness Cove Manila's balloon drop event
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 30) -- The Cove Manila nightclub will push through with its record attempt to drop the largest number of balloons, since a Guinness World Record official ...

Duterte: Rizal was a beacon in a time of injustice and tyranny
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte issued his message on the anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal's death Sunday. Dutete said it was important for ...

GoJek to start services in Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
Inquirer - 2018-12-30
According to official data, UMKM partners do up to Rp1.7 trillion (US$116.4 million) worth of business with GoJek. "Our real goal is to expand access for the UMKM. Previously, 82 percent of UMKM ...

Air pollution may be making us less intelligent
Rappler - 2018-12-30
Magnetite nanoparticles can also increase the toxicity of the abnormal proteins found at the centre of the plaques ... A combination of changes to vehicle technology, regulation and policy could provide a practical way to reduce the health burden of ...

American being contained and monitored in US after potential exposure to Ebola virus in Congo
ABC News - 2018-12-30
An American health care worker providing medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo who recently experienced potential exposure to Ebola has was flown back to the U.S. on Saturday and ...

Robredo's Rizal Day message: Freedom comes with kindness and integrity
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 30) -- Vice President Leni Robredo issued her message for Rizal Day Sunday, saying Filipinos should remember the lessons imparted by the country's national ...

Duterte calls Catholic's Holy Trinity 'silly'
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 30) -- The President is not letting up on his attacks against the Catholic faith. This time, he called the concept of the Holy Trinity "silly." "There's ...

Suspected drug user nabbed after mauling 62-year-old mother
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
LUCENA CITY, Philippines - Police arrested a suspected drug user after he allegedly mauled his 62-year-old mother in Tayabas City Saturday, police said. A report from the Quezon police said Kerr ...

Miaa: Local flights canceled due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Several local flights have been canceled due to the inclement weather brought by a low pressure area and the tail-end of a cold front, the Manila International Airport ...

Calapan-Batangas trips via small vessels canceled
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
CITY OF CALAPAN -- Trips by small seacraft plying the Calapan-Batangas route have been canceled on Sunday due to "rough seas." Only roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessels are allowed to operate the ...

Over 3,600 individuals remain stranded in ports due to LPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 3,678 people remain stranded in different ports in the country due to bad weather brought by the low pressure area (LPA) that was previously Tropical Depression ...

LPA, tail-end of cold front to bring clouds, rain on Rizal Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-30
Pagasa continued to warn the public of possible floods and landslides due to expected rain. /cbb Click here for more weather related news."

Duterte attacks Church again, recalls sexual experience in high school
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 29) -- After leading the distribution of certificates of land ownership to agrarian reform beneficiaries in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, President Rodrigo ...

US winter storms kill seven -- media
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-29
In the southwestern state of New Mexico, forecasters called for up to 18 inches, with temperatures far below normal, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Biloxi, Mississippi, was soaked with ...

LGUs remind public of firecracker ban - 2018-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- To ensure zero firecracker-related injuries, three local government units in southern Metro Manila warned residents to observe the ban on pyrotechnic devices and firecrackers during the New Year celebration. Makati Mayor Abby Binay ...

Duterte - the man to beat in 2019 polls - 2018-12-29
EVERYTHING considered, President Duterte would still be the man to beat if a referendum on his presidency were to be held simultaneously with the election of members of the next Congress in May ... and among high school and college graduates.

YEARENDER : Drug war on trial in lower courts - 2018-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- While the Commission on Human Rights lauded the cases of Kian delos Santos and Francisco Maneja Jr. as landmark decisions that disprove police claims of "nanlaban," still another decision by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 49 ...

My crystal ball into 2019 - 2018-12-29
6) Some good news. Fewer Philippine provinces will be hit by typhoons and weather disturbances. The bad news: it is because many of them will already be owned by China. 7) The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) will encounter a structure on Mars that will shake ...

Duterte hands 5,600 CLOAs to North Cotabato farmers, hits NPAs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-29
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- President Duterte on Saturday distributed more than 5,600 Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in North Cotabato Province.

Peso ends as 3rd worst performer in Asia - 2018-12-29
Antonio Agcaoili Jr., executive vice president and treasurer at Asia United Bank, told The STAR the recent strengthening of the peso could be traced to strong inflows over the last two months. "The strength of the peso may be attributed to the usual ...

Ex-Bukidnon mayor gets 10 years for graft - 2018-12-29
Based on the charge sheet filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in June 2016, the municipal government purchased five dump trucks while Leonardo purchased a hydraulic excavator and a truck head for his construction business. The Sandiganbayan said the ...

Silence an enabler of bullies, says bishop bullied by Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-29
A 2017 study by Margaret Sanapo from the Ritsumeikan University in Japan, showed that up to 40.6 percent of 340 sixth-graders in five different schools in Western Visayas had experienced bullying ...

Duterte rating rises: Blow to critics or sign of fear?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-29
results of a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. Malacañang on Saturday raved about the continued big support for Mr. Duterte, but an opposition senator said respondents may have ...

Time to diet, again
Inquirer - 2018-12-29
"Filipinos are now health-conscious. What we need to increase is proper awareness, from verified sources. Usually, Pinoys use the internet as their source, and we know by now some information ...

Online hiring spikes 23% in November - 2018-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Online hiring activity in the country grew by 23 percent year-on-year in November, with the retail and healthcare sectors registering the highest increase, employment website said. The Monster Employment Index (MEI ...

Mindanao railway pushing through in 2019 -- Tugade - 2018-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is set to start the construction of the first railway in Mindanao next year after the project failed to take off this year. The DOTr said the project is now in the stage of finalizing the ...

Which Streaming Giant Would Weather a Recession Best?
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-29
All good things must come to an end. And while we don't know for certain when the next recession will occur, we do know it will eventually hit. When the economy turns sour and people have to be ...

Government Shutdown Could Also Impact the FTC's Facebook Investigation: Report
YAHOO! - 2018-12-29
The partial government shutdown now certain to stretch through into the new year will have sweeping effects, from stalling important scientific research to vast economic impacts. But according to the Washington Post, the partial shutdown could also affect ...

EU to fund bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects starting January 2019
ZDNet - 2018-12-29
The European Union will foot the bill for bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects, EU Member of Parliament Julia Reda announced this week. The 14 projects are, in alphabetical order, 7-zip, Apache Kafka, Apache Tomcat, Digital Signature Services ...

Yearender : Inflation weighs down 2018 corporate earnings - 2018-12-29
Earnings of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. were also affected due to rising inflation, higher fuel and power costs and the depreciation of ... For Tanduay, Tan said the company was awarded the "Brand of the Year" award again. The company continues ...

Cutting out bacon and booze could reduce your risk of cancer by up to 40%, according to a major new study of over 50 million people
Business Insider - 2018-12-29
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has unveiled a 10-point plan to cut your risk of getting cancer by up to 40%. It is based on research involving more than 51 million people. Being overweight is likely to overweight smoking as the biggest risk factor ...

4 cops hurt in Isabela road mishap - 2018-12-29
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan , Philippines -- Four police officers were injured when their Montero Sport rolled over in Barangay Del Pilar, Alicia, Isabela on Friday. Chief Inspector Rey Tad-o said Police Officers 1 Floyd Mamauag, 30; Brian Mendoza, 24; Robin ...

China's Xi takes humiliating loss to US on trade and Huawei -- but Trump could be getting played
Business Insider - 2018-12-29
President Donald Trump scored an outright victory in his ongoing trade spat with Chinese President Xi Jinping as the strongest leader in Beijing since Chairman Mao had to back off a key policy push. But Xi may have lost the battle to win a larger war.

Digital tech tops list of Asian hits in 2018
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-12-29
Nikkei Inc. conducted surveys in 11 Asian countries ... Thailand to Asian countries with lower income levels, such as the Philippines. One major driver of the boom is growth of low-cost airline ...

Uber IPO: What Can We Expect?
Forbes - 2018-12-29
Within the next few months, the Uber IPO is expected to hit the markets. Keep in mind that the company has confidentially filed its S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the document is usually not made public until a couple weeks before the ...

Rep. Albano, principal Author of the Philippine Medical Marijuana Bill, happy Catriona Gray has reignited national interest in cannabis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-29
Isabela 1st District Rep. Rodito T. Albano III is quite happy with newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. During the question and answer portion on coronation night in Thailand, host ...

Man who threw old man off stolen motorcycle arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A man who appeared to throw an old man off a speeding motorcycle in Quezon City has been arrested by the police. Suspect Banjo dela Paz was arrested after he was seen ...

Chinese Schools Track Students With 'Intelligent Uniforms'
Forbes - 2018-12-29
Given the country's recent track record in terms of surveillance technologies and privacy limitations, perhaps it's just a way to get people used to feel monitored from an early age. Or maybe it was just the quick thinking of some local control freak.

Crawling from the wreckage
TechCrunch - 2018-12-29
Things are tough all over -- but especially in the digital media business of 2018. Probably the most high-profile flameout this year was at Mic, which laid off most of its staff ahead of an ...

PHL healthy, indigenous vegetables identified
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-29
Altoveros of the Institute of Crop Science ... The collected information is stored in two database management systems developed by the team consisting of primary and secondary data in production ...

Botanists discover new Hoya subspecies
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-29
a new subspecies was recently discovered by botanists from the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI). Hoya meliflua Merr. subsp.

Taysan launches 1st Tinindag Festival - A food fest that serves everything on sticks
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-29
"Taysan could well be the Barbecue Stick Capital of World," she says. "The stick-making business has provided opportunities for small entrepreneurs, as well as employment to the townsfolk so ...

Is It Serena Williams or Alexis Ohanian Behind Qai Qai, Their Daughter's Doll's Instagram Account?
YAHOO! - 2018-12-29
Earlier this summer, Serena Williams introduced a new baby into her life. In turn, her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., has also introduced a new baby into the Ohanian-Williams household--only she's made of plastic and her name is Qai Qai.

DENR issues order to stop record attempt of largest balloon drop at Okada
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-29
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Saturday ordered the event organizers to stop their world-record attempt to drop the largest number of balloons during the New Year ...

Biggest Baby In Texas: Check Out Picture, Video Of The Newborn Who Broke A Hospital Weight Record
International Business Times - 2018-12-29
Music teachers Jennifer and Eric Medlock of the Dallas suburb of Arlington have a very big bundle of joy on their hands. Their newborn son, Ali James Medlock, broke a record for the heaviest baby ever born at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.

2019 will be a critical year for Tesla -- here's what to expect from the automaker
Business Insider - 2018-12-29
If 2018 was the wildest and craziest year in Tesla's 15-year history, then 2019 is shaping up to be its most critical year. CEO Elon Musk's all-electric automaker will enter 2019 having produced and sold more vehicles than ever and the company could be ...

Yemen rebels begin withdrawal from Hodeida port - UN
Rappler - 2018-12-29
Since then, the war has killed some 10,000 people, according to the World Health Organization, although human rights groups say the real death toll could be five times as high. -

2018 Yearender: More extremists surrender to gov't - 2018-12-29
In Basilan province alone, 187 members of the Abu Sayyaf, feared for its practice of beheading captives if ransom demands are not met, returned to the fold of law this year through the efforts of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Western ...

Motorcycle thief killed in police chase in Digos City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-29
DIGOS CITY -- A man who stole a motorcycle was killed in a police chase on Lapulapu Street here around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday. Supt. Deozar Almasa, city police director, said Jepoy Andas Talondon ...

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