Philippines morning news for September 26

Philippines morning news for September 26

Philippines morning newsWHO to send vaccines after polio resurgence
THE WORLD Health Organization (WHO) will send vaccines against Type 2 polio to the Philippines next month after the government reported at least two polio cases last week.
— BusinessWorld

ADB slashes forecasts for Philippine economic growth with much of Asia
THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) has scaled down its Philippine economic growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020 amid “a slowdown in the global economy and in domestic investment,” even as the country will remain among the fastest in Asia next to other major economies like China, India and Vietnam.
— BusinessWorld

Duterte to ninja cops: Everybody dies in this world but you will go first
Speaking at the corporate launch of real estate developer Golden Topper in Parañaque City, President Duterte repeated his warning that he would “kill” people importing or manufacturing illegal drugs in the country.
— GMA Network

Solon wants Lacson to apologize for ‘pork remarks’ vs. House members
Capiz Representative Fredenil Castro on Wednesday demanded Senator Panfilo Lacson to apologize for recklessly claiming that supposed pork funds were to be given to House deputy speakers and each of the 300 lawmakers in the chamber.
— GMA Network

Duterte signs law imposing life imprisonment on bank hackers
Bank hackers and skimmers may now face life imprisonment under a new law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
— Philippine News Agency

Davao City bans everything pork-related from Luzon
Mayor Sara Duterte on Wednesday issued an executive order temporarily banning live pigs and pork products from all areas of Luzon and from countries affected by the African swine fever.
— Rappler

Business groups in favor of easing restrictions on foreign investments
MANILA, Philippines – Several business groups are backing moves to amend the 1987 Constitution’s provisions which limit the participation of foreign investors in the country.
— Rappler

Online, broadcast journos now protected from baring sources
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law expanding the coverage of a law protecting journalists from revealing confidential sources to include broadcast and online journalists.
— Philippine News Agency

DOJ scrambling to release qualified convicts ‘who should not have surrendered’
Convicts perfectly qualified for release but surrendered anyway on President Rodrigo Duterte’s orders would have to wait a little longer for freedom as the Department of Justice (DOJ) scrambles to clean up all lists related to the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) mess.
— Rappler

Regional haze eases for the moment as rain brings relief to Indonesia’s Sumatra, Kalimantan
The number of hotspots in Indonesia has dropped by more than 40 per cent after rain in parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan, as the overall haze situation eased throughout the region on Wednesday (Sep 25).
— CNA

Recruiters cited for deploying minors
THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Wednesday said it had revoked the licenses of two recruitment agencies for deploying two minors overseas.
— BusinessWorld

Trafficked to extinction
The world’s most trafficked mammal is a solitary anteater resembling an artichoke: the pangolin. Prized for its scales, particularly for traditional medicine in China, this quiet animal is at the center of a sophisticated, multi-million-dollar supply chain across Africa and Asia, run by networks of criminal syndicates.
— Rappler

Darwin Dormitorio given full military honors at burial in CDO
By Daphne Apayor Eagle News Service Philippine Military Academy 4th Class Cadet Darwin Dormitorio, who allegedly died due to injuries sustained from hazing, was buried early this morning in his hometown in Cagayan de Oro with full military honors..
— Eagle News

Ex-Pasig Mayor Eusebio, wife accused of releasing P25M to boost poll bid
A non-government organization has filed a graft and violation of Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees complaint against former Pasig City Mayor Robert Eusebio, his wife Maribel Andaya-Eusebio, and nine others, accusing them of transferring P25 million form the city’s budget to a Camarines Sur municipality through a …
— GMA Network

Defensor wants Senate budget cut after Lacson’s pork claims vs. solons
Anakalusugan party-list Representative Mike Defensor wants to slash the proposed budget for the Senate for next year, saying that unlike House members, the lawmakers in the upper chamber do not have specific constituencies or districts.
— GMA Network

Organic trading post in Pampanga reopens
The city government of San Fernando has reopened the organic trading post here in a bid to promote organic farming in the province.
— Philippine News Agency

Philippines risks polio problem as parents skip child vaccines: WHO
MANILA: The Philippines risks having more cases of polio unless it sharply steps up its vaccinations of children under 5 years of age, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday (Sep 25).
— CNA

BIR shuts down POGO service provider
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has shut down a Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) service provider after failing to register with the tax agency.
— Manila Times

LIST: Duterte’s skipped events, long absences
Over 3 years of his presidency has shown that President Rodrigo Duterte has a pattern of skipping public engagements, often due to health-related issues like being overworked, indisposed, or getting a fever or migraine.
— Rappler

Davao City bans hogs, pork imports from Luzon
The City Government of Davao has temporarily banned the shipment of live pigs, pork meat and other pork-related products from Luzon from entering the City. The move is to quarantine the City from African Swine Fever (ASF).
— Philippine Information Agency

MGen eyeing LNG to fuel power plant
MERALCO PowerGen Corp. (MGen) is looking at liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a possible fuel for a future power plant project, its top official said, pointing to the need of the country’s power system for that facility.
— BusinessWorld

Difficulty to catch up with tech hinders fight vs. piracy: OMB
Optical Media Board (OMB) chairman Anselmo Adriano on Wednesday said the agency is having difficulty to catch up with technologies in its fight against piracy.
— Philippine News Agency

NCCA asks museum execs to come up with year-round events
The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is encouraging members of the South Luzon Association of Museums (SLAMs) to come up with activities all year round aside from the month-long celebration of the Museum and Galleries Month (MGM) in October.
— Philippine News Agency

Surrenderees not under ‘good conduct’ law to be freed
CONVICTS who surrendered but whose release was not for good conduct will be released immediately, the Department of Justice (DoJ) said yesterday.
— BusinessWorld

Watchdog bucks election deferment
A PLAN to defer next year’s village and youth elections have no legal justification, the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) said in a statement yesterday.
— BusinessWorld

Court orders Panay Electric to comment on suit
THE Supreme Court (SC) has ordered Panay Electric Co. to comment on a plea by Razon-led MORE Electric and Power Corp. to stop a Mandaluyong trial court from barring its takeover of Panay Electric’s assets.
— BusinessWorld

NBI files syndicated estafa raps vs. another investment ‘scam’
The National Bureau of Investigation has filed a syndicated estafa complaint against 39 people allegedly connected to another scam posing as a high-interest investment scheme in Mindanao.
— GMA Network

Seven die in dragonboat training accident off Philippine resort island
Seven members of a Philippine dragonboat team were killed Wednesday (Sep 25) when their boat capsized off the island of Boracay as they trained for an international race, rescuers and colleagues said.
— CNA

Palace welcomes recent SWS survey that found 86% of Filipinos rate their lives positively
Sept. 25, welcomed a recent Social Weather Stations survey that found that 86 percent of Filipinos rate their lives positively. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it “gives us encouragement that almost all Filipinos, whether here or abroad, have universally recognized the bold strides undertaken by the …
— Eagle News

ADB sees Philippines still hitting 2019 economic growth target
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) slashed its growth outlook for the Philippines again, but maintained that it will likely remain within the government’s target band.
— Rappler

Barrier-free environment for PWDs in Mati City pushed
The rights and welfare of Persons with Disabilities (PWDS) is being championed by the Regional Committee on Disability Affairs (RCDA) in Region XI by conducting provincial accessibility audits for both public and private establishments.
— Philippine Information Agency

What remains
AS BuCor figures go, 1,914 convicts were wrongly released for good conduct and “good time.” But as of Monday, 2,221 had surrendered and gone back to their home suite home, behind bars (or none).
— Tempo

Freedom of navigation operations enforce arbitral ruling for PHL, says Carpio
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday called on the Philippine government to encourage all navies of the world to continue conducting freedom of navigation operations in the disputed South China Sea, saying that doing so enforces the arbitral ruling won by the Philippines against China.
— GMA Network

BSP exec cites needs to further enhance capital market
The need to introduce further improvements to the Philippines’ capital market has risen especially in recent years to help address the dovish interest rate outlook and slower global growth, among others.
— Philippine News Agency

OWWA calls on qualified OFWs in Ilocos to avail rebate program
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has called on all qualified Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Ilocos Region to claim the rebate program. Director Gerardo C.
— Philippine Information Agency

Creation of traffic crisis council OK’d
THE HOUSE transportation committee approved a resolution recommending the creation of a traffic crisis inter-agency management council that will address congestion in Metro Manila.
— BusinessWorl

Beyond tree planting: How companies can ignite change
Tree planting, orphanage visits, and feeding programs are just some of the activities companies hold annually to help communities out.
— Rappler

2 minors illegally recruited for work in Saudi Arabia – DOLE
Two minors were found to have been illegally recruited to work in the Middle East as household service workers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Wednesday, September 25.
— Rappler

DA to assist hog raisers affected by African swine fever
The Department of Agriculture (DA) will provide financial assistance to small backyard raisers whose hogs were affected by the African swine fever (ASF) virus.
— GMA Network

Maynilad customers to experience 11-day water service interruption starting Friday
Starting Friday, Sept. 27, customers of Maynilad Water Services Inc., will experience an 11-day service interruption as it upgrades its water treatment plant in Putatan.
— Eagle News

Senate panel OKs bill increasing cigarettes, alcohol taxes
The Senate ways and means committee has approved a measure increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes.
— Rappler

Savings for power consumers
THE memories of the past sum­mer months are still bright and fresh. The multiple yellow and red alerts we experienced during that period were an eye-opener for Filipino consumers, showing us that we desperately need more power supply and additional capacity to add to the grid.
— Tempo

Q3 GDP expected to ride spending lift
OVERALL economic growth this quarter can be expected to bear a boost from bigger spending — especially by the government — when official data are reported on Nov. 7, a senior Finance official and private sector economists said earlier this week.
— BusinessWorld

Schneider Electric launches first ‘HyperPod’ in PH
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, on Tuesday launched its first containment solution in the Philippines that helps businesses become smarter consumers of energy.
— Philippine News Agency

MMDA says P200M needed to remove 2 rocks from potential ferry terminal
How much would it cost to remove two rocks from a potential ferry terminal along the Pasig River?
— Rappler

Pinoy scientist’s agri invention hikes farmers’ income
A Filipino scientist invented a plant enhancer from a natural source that results to better plant growth and higher income for farmers.
— Philippine Information Agency

PDEA 12 taps business sector in campaign against illegal drugs
Representatives from PDEA, PNP and DOLE lead the signing of the manifesto of support for the advocacy for drug-free workplace and empowering frontliners and securiy officers of hotels, restaurants, bars, subdivisions, condominiums and warehouses in South Cotabato.
— Philippine Information Agency

‘All-out’ war vs NPAs yields 11 firearms in AgSur
The 401st Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army based in Agusan del Sur has recovered 11 high-powered firearms, two low-powered firearms, three anti-personnel mines and two NPA cadavers together with various war materials as its campaign intensifies in the whole province a week after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte called …
— Philippine Information Agency

 

 

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

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