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Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for a year
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a letter asking Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao. "There is already a letter but I don't know if (it was) delivered already. Recommendation is one year ...

Roque: Full force of martial law to be used against NPA in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- As long as the New Pople's Army (NPA) is committing acts of rebellion in Mindanao, the full force of martial law will be used against them. This was the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque ...

Mother accuses Garin, DOH of endangering children's lives due to Dengvaxia
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- A mother whose child received the now-controversial Dengvaxia vaccine came face-to-face with the former Health Secretary who rolled out the dengue immunization program. Iris Alpay, the mother of a 12 year-old ...

Ex-Samar mayor faces raps over medicine purchase
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- A former mayor of Hinabangan, Samar is facing criminal charges over the alleged anomalous purchase of medicine in 2010 and 2011. Alejandro Abarratigue was charged with four counts of graft before the Sandiganbayan on Dec. 1.

Ayala Land mulls options for health care business
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-10
Uy. ALI, together with SSI Group, Inc. and two other foreign partners, announced its sale of FamilyMart to Mr. Uy last October, who in turn said it would complement his oil and fuel business through Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. "In the case of ...

Former DOH undersecretary: Garin, Sanofi meeting illegal
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- Former Secretary Janette Garin's meeting and arrangements with Sanofi Pasteur on distributing the controversial dengue vaccine was not only inappropriate, but also illegal, a former undersecretary said Monday.

Court junks tax evasion case vs. Napoles' daughter
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- The tax evasion case against the daughter of alleged "pork barrel queen" Janet Lim Napoles was junked, according to court records. The decision from the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) released Wednesday dismissed ...

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-10
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Air Force man slain by colleague
Philstar - 2017-12-10
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- An Air Force soldier gunned down his senior colleague at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Barangay Lumbia in this city on Friday night. A police report identified the victim as S/Sgt. Renante Blanco, 39, a ...

Palace: Int'l court has no jurisdiction over PH
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque refuted Senator Leila de Lima's claims that the government is unable to probe alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs). "The point is, the ICC was never intended to be ...

World stocks rise on US jobs data, Brexit deal
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Global stocks rocketed higher Friday, with Wall Street indices ending at fresh records, following strong US jobs data and a breakthrough in Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union. Investors greeted an unusual confluence ...

Davao Occidental gets P1.8-B loan for infra projects
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has granted a P1.8-billion loan to Davao Occidental for the financing of various infrastructure and livelihood projects in the province. In a statement, DBP said it signed a P1.8-billion ...

GSIS extends P315-M emergency loan for members in Mindanao
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will extend P315 million in emergency loans to its active members and pensioners in five areas in Mindanao affected by typhoons and heavy rains. In a statement, the GSIS said it has ...

2 teachers killed in Mindoro bus accident
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- A bus accident in Occidental Mindoro left two teachers of the University of Rizal System dead on Saturday. The victims who died in the accident were identified as Elmer Dacillo, 61, a sports director and Jonathan Penada, 51, a ...

Sun Life crowdsourcing financial literacy boosters
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
With the aid of the Maranao People Development, Inc., Sun Life Foundation is also helping Marawi City residents affected by the armed conflict. Aside from these four pillars, Narciso said the foundation would be aligning itself with the National Economic ...

Riding on the wave of entrepreneurship
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
Jeff Ortega considers himself a very lucky guy, as he has found the business formula that works perfectly for him, one that lets him play with his passions: The sea and technology. The founder of La Union Surf School (LUSS) in San Juan, La Union ...

When arts, technology make a lovely pair
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
Arts and technology are making a harmonious collaboration this holiday season, thanks to a partnership between Huawei Philippines and the Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. (FBDC). Huawei recently introduced two new video streaming platforms in the ...

Queena Lee-Chua to launch family business book
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
Family businesses constitute anywhere from 80 to 90 percent of businesses in the Philippines, yet many are plagued with problems. But family businesses can succeed despite the odds, according to expert Dr. Queena N. Lee-Chua. Lee-Chua has been writing ...

Sun Life crowdsourcing financial literacy boosters
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
They also work with nongovernment organizations such as Children of Asia Philippines for a comprehensive education sponsorship program for elementary and high school students in ... would be aligning itself with the National Economic and Development ...

LOOK: Groups gather at Bonifacio Shrine on Human Rights Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-10
Undeterred by the inclement weather, thousands of protesters from various sectors gathered at the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila on Sunday to celebrate the International Human Rights Day and to decry the alleged deterioration of human rights under President ...

Dangerous winds persist as wildfires roar in California
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-10
The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions. Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture ...

Rape victim found dead
Philstar - 2017-12-10
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- A girl believed to be raped was found dead in Binangonan, Rizal on Friday afternoon. The body of the still unidentified victim was found covered with grass in Sitio Pandayan, Barangay Batingan at around 12:15 p.

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It
New York Times - 2017-12-10
This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization. Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly ...

Farmers fight back
Philstar - 2017-12-10
HIDDEN AGENDA By Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 10, 2017 - 12:00am Sen. Manny Pacquiao is about to face what could probably be one of his toughest fights. Just recently, Pacquiao filed a bill seeking higher tax on tobacco, not ...

Auroras will soon be very rare -- but scientists are predicting a big comeback
Business Insider - 2017-12-10
The Aurora Australis on June 25, 2017, as seen from the International Space Station. NASA First, the bad news for stargazers: Auroras are going dark in many parts of the world. The number of these atmospheric light shows won't bottom out for several years ...

ASEAN human rights group slams PH 'bloody war on the poor'
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- A human rights group composed of former and current Southeast Asian lawmakers called out the Philippines' "bloody war on the poor" on International Human Rights' Day Sunday. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human ...

House to resume hearing on Sereno impeachment complaint
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- The hearing on the impeachment complaint against the country's top judge will continue on Monday, the 7th day of the proceedings at the Lower House. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez told CNN Philippines on ...

32 public images in metropolitan Manila
Inquirer - 2017-12-09
Smaller and shorter than other paths on the list, Mendiola Street, houses the University Belt and is known for the strong ... through its retained architecture and old landscape. 12. The Makati central business district is the financial and business ...

PSE index surges to 8,300
Inquirer - 2017-12-09
The PSEi was lifted by the gains of URC, which rose by 5.88 percent, while Ayala Corp., GT Capital and JG Summit all firmed up by over 3 percent. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 ...

Fighting smog with architecture
Inquirer - 2017-12-09
Air quality has been steadily declining in many cities. Urbanization has given birth to smog, which is a combination of smoke and dirt particles floating in air. The Philippines, in particular, has seen its brunt. Many Filipinos today suffer from asthma ...

Report of incoming supertyphoon a hoax says Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-09
The state weather bureau on Saturday branded as hoax a report that circulated on social media claiming that a supertyphoon is heading toward the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in the next few days. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-09
Gusts of up to 64 kph (40 mph) are expected through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Containment increased Sunday on other major blazes in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties. Resources from those fires were diverted to the ...

Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam
TechCrunch - 2017-12-09
As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the company is close to acquiring Shazam, the popular app that lets people identify any song, TV show, film ...

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife
Business Insider - 2017-12-09
Photographer Paul Nicklen captured this heartbreaking scene of a starving polar bear scrounging for food on dry land. Paul Nicklen/Instagram Heartbreaking video shows a starving polar bear scavenging for food on dry land. The scene in Canada's Baffin ...

The Blockchain Goes Mainstream as Lionel Messi Scores With Sirin Labs
Forbes - 2017-12-09
The annual financial story at this time of the year nowadays centers on the successes or failures of Black Friday or how retailers are feeling about Christmas. This crazy five weeks defines what will happen in the next year as everybody in the ecosystem ...

Sereno, Umali meet at event amid impeach hearings
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 9) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and House Justice Committee chair Reynaldo Umali finally met on Friday amid the ongoing impeachment proceedings -- but not in the hearings. The two were among the guests ...

3 alleged kidnap victims of Maute group found dead in Lanao
Philstar - 2017-12-09
LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines -- The police recovered Thursday the bullet-riddled cadavers of three men reportedly kidnapped three days before by Islamic State-inspired militants. Bobong Crisostomo, 43, Boyet Sarsava, 42 and the 29-year-old Greg Baguio ...

The polar bear in this video is dying from starvation. Fortunately, most aren't...yet
Mashable - 2017-12-09
After landing on Baffin Island, Canada, wildlife photographer and environmental activist Paul Nicklen captured video of a frail polar bear -- dying and foaming from the mouth -- as the weak animal collapsed to the ground. The bear will soon be dead ...

Ejercito to propose creation of task force for Dengvaxia issue
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 9) -- Senator JV Ejercito on Friday said he seeks the creation of a task force that will oversee the issue on controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. "I'm proposing to create a task force for the next five years ...

DOH forms task force to assist those affected by anti-dengue vaccine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-08
The Department of Health (DOH) has formed a task force to attend to the concerns of those who received the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia after it was found out that the drug could lead to severe infections. "The Department of Health (DOH) has created a task ...

Now that Jony Ive is done designing iPhone-inspired toilets, he could make Apple products great again
Mashable - 2017-12-08
Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is back in charge of the company's product design teams, according to a Bloomberg report. And that could mean really great things for the company's future products. SEE ALSO: 5 easy tricks to help you free up storage ...

Wilcon brings best offerings in Iloilo
Inquirer - 2017-12-08
Iloilo City was, in fact, identified by the Department of Science and Technology and the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) as one of the two "centers for excellence" given the continued growth and maturity of the IT ...

Turning points in PH real estate
Inquirer - 2017-12-08
For instance, what was formerly a wide expanse of a military base being auctioned off by the government, has now become the newest central business district in Metro Manila called Bonifacio Global City--now bustling with its premier mix of residential ...

The retail row
Inquirer - 2017-12-08
Sprawling malls and commercial complexes have long become an integral part of the Philippine culture. For many Filipino families and friends, a mall becomes a point of convergence, where friendships are nurtured, ties are strengthened among kin, milestones ...

A blissful escape
Inquirer - 2017-12-08
Feeling like you want to escape the hustle, bustle, and heavy traffic of city life? Can you just imagine yourself winding down at a world-class luxury island resort, where you can spend your day enjoying the peaceful bliss of lounging next to the pool ...

Consumer confidence still positive but lower in Q4
Inquirer - 2017-12-08
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Rockwell communities: More than just a home
Inquirer - 2017-12-08
"The people add up to the wonderful stay in a Rockwell property," said Paolo, a director at Globe Telecom. "Home extends to wherever we go within the property and is not confined to the walls of our own unit," added Tina, a homemaker. Christmas ...

32 Philippine substantive and procedural laws on property
Inquirer - 2017-12-08
"Ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith" (Article 3, Civil Code of the Philippines). We cannot run away nor hide from them. As laws permeate the core of our daily lives, may these these 32 statutory laws and administrative rules ...

Christmas beyond ordinary
Inquirer - 2017-12-08
Capturing the spirit of Christmas in a nation that celebrates it with palpable gusto, four months a year, no less, is not as simple as it sounds. Just ask the decorators tasked with the daunting job of mounting these lavish holiday displays in ...

Philippines joins International Halal accreditation body
Philstar - 2017-12-08
It is also helpful in perking up the economy in the Mindanao region," Trade undersecretary Nora Terrado said. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

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