Philippines morning news for September 24

Philippines morning news for September 24

Philippines morning newsPhilippines police told to stop manhunt after Duterte reward
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s top justice official urged police on Friday to abort a manhunt for dozens of potentially dangerous convicts freed over the past few months, fearing violence after the president offered generous rewards to kill or capture them.
— Al Jazeera

Filipinos give thumbs up to Duterte’s ‘excellent’ drugs war: Poll
Philippine citizens are overwhelmingly satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, a survey showed, giving a boost to a government outraged by an international push to investigate allegations of systematic murders by police.
— CNA

The last frontier: Get the low-down on investing in Puerto Princesa in Manila, Sept 25
A seminar in Manila on Wednesday (Sep 25) aims to boost foreign investment in Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island in the western Philippines, regarded by many as one of the Philippines’ ‘last frontiers’.
— AEC News Today

Palace to PMA head: Resign
Malacañang on Monday called for the resignation of the head of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) following the death of one of its cadets because of hazing. Panelo calls for …
— Manila Times

Palace says China blockade of PH vessels in Ayungin Shoal ‘objectionable’
Malacañang said Monday that it was “objectionable” that a Chinese warship blocked Philippine vessels on a resupply mission to BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.
— Spratly Islands

2 PMA cadets rushed to hospital due to suspected maltreatment
Two cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) have been rushed to the hospital after suffering from suspected maltreatment, Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo said Monday.
— GMA Network

Free Wi-Fi For All Program rolls out in San Juan City
Over 122,000 citizens of San Juan City are set to have access to free public Wi-Fi through the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) Free Wi-Fi for All Program .
— Rappler

MRT-3 set to repair faulty Guadalupe station PCU Monday
The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) on Monday said the new parts of the protection and control unit (PCU) in Guadalupe station will be installed at nightfall for increased safety of passengers and reliability of the system.
— Philippine News Agency

PH Navy activates 4 more AAVs, 3 MPACs
The Philippine Navy (PN)’s capabilities to protect the country’s waters and land Marine troops were significantly boosted with the activation of four more amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) and three more multi-purpose attack craft (MPACs).
— Philippine News Agency

14 out of 20 blood samples positive for African swine fever in Antipolo village
The Department of Agriculture (DAR) has found that 14 out of 20 blood samples from pigs in a village in Antipolo City were tested positive for African swine fever.
— GMA Network

Philippines to build P306 mln pineapple packing plant in Lanao Sur
he Regional Board of Investments of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-BARMM) has approved the registration of the Wao Development Corp.
— Fresh Plaza

State spending picks up further in Aug.
STATE SPENDING picked up further in August, by its fastest pace in six months, but a slightly faster revenue growth pared the fiscal deficit in the same period, according to data released last night by the Treasury bureau.
— BusinessWorld

Anti-Arroyo network of lawyers revived vs. Duterte
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines and several known lawyers have revived an Arroyo-era network and committed to oppose repressive measures during what they called the most violent administration in our history.
— GMA Network

Solon wants probe into PMA cadet’s death
A lawmaker has filed a resolution seeking an investigation into the death of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio, who died of injuries from hazing.
— GMA Network

Indonesian smog affecting Cebu to disappear soon: PAGASA
The weather bureau stationed on Mactan Island on Monday forecast that the haze being experienced in Metro Cebu, due to the Indonesian forest fire, will dissipate in the next two to three days due to change in wind direction.
— Philippine News Agency

‘Red-tagged’ anti-mining lawyer survives ambush in Capiz
MANILA, Philippines – An anti-mining lawyer survived a shooting attack on her vehicle morning on Monday, September 23, with several groups condemning sustained attacks and threats against human rights lawyers and workers.
— Rappler

SEC stops operations of 11 online lending apps
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) halted the operations of 11 more online lending applications found to be managed by unregistered entities.
— Manila Times

Silcox: MARTA could adopt some of Tokyo’s mass transit policies | News
A local state legislator recently returned from a business trip to Japan, where she brought back some ideas that could help expand and/or improve the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
— Spratly Islands

LIVE: House hearing on the death penalty bill
MANILA, Philippines – The justice committee of the House of Representatives will conduct a hearing on the reimposition of death penalty in the Philippines.
— Rappler

Lorenzana willing to scrap AFP-Dito deal if it will harm national security
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said he would not hesitate to scrap the deal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Dito Telecommunity Corp. if it will pose a threat to national security.
— GMA Network

Drug war documents submitted to Supreme Court ‘rubbish’
Law group Center for International Law (CenterLaw) described as rubbish the bulk of drug war documents that the Duterte govenment submitted to the Supreme Court (SC) as part of its examination on the constitutionality of the war on drugs.
— Rappler

DOTr drops bid for emergency powers to deal with traffic
After pushing for emergency powers to deal with the worsening traffic in the national capital region, the Department of Transportation decided to withdraw the request it had made with the Senate committee on public services on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte.
— Rappler

Swimming discouraged in Davao River, city beaches
The City Health Officer has discouraged the public to swim on the Davao River and the city beaches while there is no guarantee that it is safe from the Polio virus.
— Philippine Information Agency

2019 SEA Games to go cashless with mobile app
The 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is set to bring in more technological advancements with a mobile app that will feature cashless payments.
— Rappler

Pasig River bridge grants allow hiring of Chinese blue-collar workers – DPWH
The Department of Public Works and Highways confirmed that there are Chinese workers employed for blue-collar jobs in the P3.6-billion China grant for Pasig River bridges .
— Rappler

Martial Law museum set to open by 2022
A museum remembering the horror and state oppression under the brutal dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos is set to be built inside the University of the Philippines – more than 30 years since the reinstatement of democracy.
— Rappler

Sogo hotel collapses
The Sogo hotel in Mabini St. In Manila collapse on Monday. The building has been vacant for a year and was due for demolition, police said.
— Manila Times

LOOK: Lamitan City turns trash into ‘tulips’ in ‘Forever Tulip Garden’
BASILAN, Philippines – The city government of Lamitan on Monday, September 23, formally opened its “Forever Tulip Garden,” featuring blooms made of recycled plastic bottles.
— Rappler

Senate presses on with Foreign Investment Act reform
THE SENATE Economic Affairs Committee is “catching up” in deliberations on proposed amendments to the decades-old Republic Act No. 7042, or the Foreign Investments Act (FIA) of 1991, the panel’s chairman said on Monday.
— BusinessWorld

Middle East applicants pass Electronics Engineer, Electronics Technician exams
At least 27 out of 143 passed the Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination while 50 out of 93 passed the Electronics Technician Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced.
— GMA Network

234 C. Luzon cops undergo internal security training
At least 234 personnel of the Police Regional Office-3 (Central Luzon) on Monday started training on internal security operations to hone their efficiency and competence as law enforcement officers.
— Philippine News Agency

Freed convicts continue to ‘surrender’ days after deadline — DOJ spox
Convicts who had been released from prison continued to surrender to authorities days after the deadline set by President Rodrigo Duterte, data from the Department of Justice showed.
— GMA Network

Davao PNP units get mobile patrol vehicles, equipment
Davao Region’s five Provincial Police Offices (PPOs) received patrol vehicles and other mobility assets on Monday as part of the Police Regional Office’s (PRO-11) continuous upgrading and modernization of operational capabilities.
— Philippine News Agency

Scoot removes processing fees
Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines Group, on Monday announced the scrapping of processing fees in all its markets.
— Philippine News Agency

Philhealth reaches out to GIDAs
Philhealth here is reaching out to geographically isolated and depressed areas (GIDA) to enroll those listed under the National Household Targeting System (NHTS) left out during previous membership application and processing.
— Philippine Information Agency

Palace suspends govt work
Malacañang suspends work in government offices in the Executive branch today from 3p.m onwards in line with the Family Week celebration
— Manila Times

Mabini St. in Malate temporarily closed for search, rescue ops following collapse of portion of building
Authorities have temporarily closed Mabini Street in Malate, Manila to give way to search and rescue operations following the collapse of a portion of a budget hotel there.
— Eagle News

Basilan fishermen recover P6-M cocaine brick
Fishermen in Basilan province recovered more than a kilo of suspected cocaine brick with an estimated PHP6-million value, a police official said Monday.
— Philippine News Agency

Tim Cone to coach Gilas Pilipinas in SEA Games
MANILA, Philippines – Tim Cone will call the shots for Gilas Pilipinas in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio announced on Monday, September 23.
— Rappler

 

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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.

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