Philippines Morning News For June 22

Philippines Morning News For June 22

Philippines morning news

Philippines To Host Asean Youth Conference 2017
Pampanga, in Central Luzon the Philippines, is to host the inaugural Asean Youth Conference between November 10-13 as part of Asean’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
— AEC News Today

LBC to issue $50-M convertible notes to CP Briks
LBC EXPRESS Holdings, Inc. (LBC) will be issuing $50 million in secured convertible notes to finance its expansion, it said on Wednesday.
— BusinessWorld Online

DOH-Bicol releases PHP5.9-M fund for poor drug users
A ranking official of the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol said DOH has released a PHP5.95-million fund that would be used to finance the expenses for the laboratory examinations of indigent drug dependents.
— Philippine News Agency

Tourist arrivals in Davao City up by 13% in 1st quarter
TOURIST arrivals in Davao City have increased by 13.2 percent to 459,104 in the first quarter of 2017 from 405,576 in the same period last year.
— Sun Star

Terror watch: BI tightens screening of foreigners
Amid reports that reinforcements for the Maute militants could be arriving in the country, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has intensified the screening of foreigners coming from countries known to have links to terrorist groups.
— The Philippine Star

‘Fake rice’ downs 6 folks in Sta. Fe
SIX residents of Sta Fe town in Barangay Island, Cebu have fallen ill allegedly after eating “fake” rice bought during the distribution of cash aid to indigents last Tuesday.
— Sun Star

Philippine police use chaos of Duterte’s drug war to extort families in distress
When investigators from the Philippine Commission on Human Rights arrived at Police Station No. 1, nothing seemed amiss.
— Washington Post

Coscuella to public: Boycott all products using HFCS
FORMER Negros Occidental governor Rafael Coscolluela said the public should not only boycott softdrinks, but all products containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
— Sun Star

PHL to host ASEAN urbanization conference
THE PHILIPPINES is set to host a five-day ASEAN Congress on which aims to set the stage for members to explore solutions to the threat of rapid urbanization in growing economies.
— BusinessWorld Online

Anti-distracted driving law to take effect on July 6
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) yesterday released the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for Republic Act 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA).
— The Philippine Star

PH-Thai union for better treatment of stroke patients
The Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) on Wednesday partnered with the Prasat Neurological Institute (PNI) of Thailand to improve its services to stroke patients.
— Philippine News Agency

NIA seeks more funds for free irrigation
Aiming to start fulfilling one of President Duterte’s campaign promises this year, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is hoping the government will provide P2 billion or more as subsidy for free irrigation and to triple the budget for its projects in 2018.
— Philippine Daily Inquirer

$10-billion rehab fund for Marawi to get another $10 billion — Palace
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has increased the allotted fund for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi city, which is now at P20 billion from the initial appropriation of P10 billion.
— BusinessWorld Online

Tent cities, mass graves readied as gov’t troops clear Marawi
The provincial government of Lanao del Sur is finalizing plans for tent cities for the possible return of the internally displaced residents of Marawi city once the armed conflict with local terror group Maute is over.
— Rappler

COA probes MRT-3 maintenance deals
A special team of the Commission on Audit (COA) will investigate three maintenance contracts entered into by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3).
— The Manila Times


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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