Philippines Morning News For January 9

Philippines Morning News For January 9

Philippines morning newsThe Philippines is a diabetes ‘hotspot’
The Philippines is considered one of the diabetes “hot spots” in the Western Pacific region, where the disease is already reaching epidemic proportions.
Philippine Daily Inquirer 

Philippines readies global bonds sale to fund infrastructure projects
The Philippines is looking to issue sovereign bonds in the first quarter of the year to help finance this year’s budget, its finance minister said on Monday, signaling the government is stepping up efforts to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure.
Arab News 

Philippines allocates USD500 million for military procurement in 2018
The Philippine government has confirmed an allocation of PHP25 billion (USD502 million) for 2018 to support the ongoing efforts to modernise the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Janes 

Pulse Asia: Duterte keeps high trust, approval ratings
President Duterte’s trust and approval ratings remained high in the last quarter of 2017, the latest survey by Pulse Asia showed yesterday.
Philstar 

Why the Philippines’ feudal agricultural system is here to stay
In 2017, 61 people died in 11 months in the Philippines due to land conflict-related disputes. During this period, there were more dispute victims (1,977) than anywhere else in the world.
Asean Today 

Philippines VP derides ‘self-serving’ idea to cancel polls, extend terms
The Philippines’ vice president has joined a chorus of opposition to a possible cancellation of mid-term elections and extensions to terms in office, including that of the president, amid a renewed push for a shift to federalism.
Channel NewsAsia 

Train 1A, 1B income seen hitting P969.2B
Potential revenues from two packages under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) initiative could hit P969.2 billion by the end of 2022, the Finance department said.
The Manila Times 

PH best in energy environment sustainability
The Department of Energy (DOE) said the Philippines ranked number one in the World Energy Council’s World Energy Trilemma Index (WETI) 2017 for the third consecutive year, besting 124 other countries in energy environmental sustainability.
Malaya 

700 foreigners to observe Traslacion; ‘Pahalik’ attracts 25,000 devotees
Some 700 foreigners, mostly journalists, have arrived in Manila to observe the Traslacion, according to the Manila International Pilgrimage of the Black Nazarene.
Philstar 

Council starts apprehending smoke-belching vehicles
The inter-agency council on traffic (i-ACT) expanded its functions into apprehending smoke-belching vehicles starting Monday, January 8.
The Manila Times

Tax take from reform to hit P969B; next package set
The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN, which was signed into law last December, will yield P786.4 billion over the course of five years, Carlos Dominguez III, finance secretary, said.
Malaya 

PH to protest China island ‘militarization’
The Philippines will file a diplomatic protest against China if it is proven that there was “militarization” in the Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Monday.
The Manila Times

Challenge for data-protection officers: Breaking down the walls
The world of data security is a highly complex and fluid environment where businesses must set in place policies and procedures that are proactive, rather than reactive, to the ever-present threat of data- security breach, as well as complying to an increasingly rigid regulatory framework.
BusinessMirror 

Another petition vs martial law extension filed before Supreme Court
Another petition challenging the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao was filed before the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday.
Philstar 

67 police officers face ax
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the dismissal from service of at least 67 policemen for various offenses, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald de la Rosa said on Monday.
The Manila Times 

Globe, Smart shut down in procession route
THE country’s mobile operators, Globe Telecom and Smart Communication, Inc., will temporarily shut down today its mobile services, barring subscribers from making calls, sending text messages, and surfing the internet within the immediate vicinity of the Black Nazarene procession.
Malaya 

Still no go signal from Duterte on funding for Manila Bay blueprint
Funding for the long-awaited Manila Bay Development Master Plan hangs in the balance, with President Duterte still to sign the Special Presidential Authority (SPA) that will allow the government to sign a financing agreement with the Netherlands.
BusinessMirror 

 

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