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President Rodrigo Duterte has issued measures aimed at addressing soaring inflation in the country.
Wholesale prices of commodities in the country grew by 9.0 percent in July, data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority on Tuesday showed.
Airbus Defence and Space, the military aircraft unit of Airbus, is banking on the Armed Forces of the Philippines modernization program to grow its business in the country.
THE Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th. Makati RTC Judge Elmo Alameda of Branch 150 said he granted the Department of Justice’s request for the issuance of a hold departure order and warrant of arrest against Trillanes whose amnesty was revoked by President Rodrigo Duterte via [...] The post UPDATE: Court orders Trillanes arrest appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
KOTA KINABALU --- The kidnap-for-ransom group from the Philippines believed to be behind the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen two weeks ago have demanded a ransom of RM4 million (P52.6 million) for their release. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the family of one of the victims received a call from one of the captors at about 10:24 am on Sept. 18, to arrange for payment in order to secure their freedom. «The wife of one of the victims, who is in Sulawesi, Indonesia, received the call from the Philippines. »No deadline has been set so far (for the payment). Omar said police had received plenty of reliable information from fishermen who had seen pump boats ...Keep on reading: Filipino gang demands P52.6 million ransom for Indonesian fishers
Senate President Vicente Sotto III is seeking to lower the criminal liability of minors to 13 years old, noting that syndicates continue to exploit minors in crimes and in the illegal drug trade. Sotto filed Senate Bill 2026 which aims to amend the Republic Act No. 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 exempting children 15 years old and below from being jailed. «Not only was the law abused by criminals but the innocence of these youngsters were deliberately taken from them,» he said in a statement on Tuesday. According to Sotto, the existing age ceiling is too high compared to international standards and calls for a lower age of criminal liability. "The af...Keep on reading: Sotto wants to lower age of criminal liability to 13
Typhoon «Paeng» (international name: Trami) continued to slow down midday Tuesday, while moving west northwest, the state weather bureau said. Paeng was spotted 720 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), and packing maximum sustained winds of 200 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 245 kph, Northern Luzon will experience light to moderate rain starting Friday, Pagasa said. However, the western section of the country will have light to moderate rain on Wednesday. Pagasa earlier said that while Paeng i...Keep on reading: ‘Paeng’ slows down; Northern Luzon to experience rain by Friday
Malacaang on Tuesday said it is not affected by the double-digit drop in President Rodrigo Duterte's approval and trust ratings in the September 2018 survey of Pulse Asia. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque even noted that the President's score remains the highest among top government officials. «The President rules because it's his Constitutional duty, he doesn't rule for survey results. Maraming beses na po n'yang sinabi 'yan,» Roque said in a press briefing. «We take note of the survey results but we're not affected by it, because ang Presidente naman will do his best to discharge his duties as President and Commander-in-Chief,» he added. The survey, conducted...Keep on reading: Malacañang not affected by drop in Duterte’s approval, trust ratings
SAN FRANCISCO --- The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and take time off «to explore our curiosity and creativity again.» «Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team,» Systrom said. «We've grown from 13 people to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We're now ready for our next chapter.» "Bu...Keep on reading: Instagram co-founders resign from social media company
The San Antonio Spurs are opening training camp on Monday and one thing was clear. The players are happy the Kawhi Leonard drama is in the past.
Team executive Magic Johnson lured LeBron James to Los Angeles with visions of restoring Showtime, but the Lakers are not quite ready for prime time.
Yes, New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis changed agents, but no, the timing has nothing to do with him being eligible next season for a five-year, super-max contract extension, he says.
THE Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives on Tuesday formally dismissed the impeachment complaint filed against seven Supreme Court justices who voted to oust then chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto. Voting 22-0, the panel approved its report and resolution on the dismissal of the consolidated complaints filed by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, [...] The post It’s official: House committee junks impeach raps vs 7 SC justices appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
FOUR justices of the Court of Appeals comprise the shortlist of candidates for associate justice at the Supreme Court, according to sources at the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Manuel Barrios, Apolinario Bruselas, Rosmari Carandang and Japar Dimaampao are vying for the position that Samuel Martires vacated when he retired early this year. President Rodrigo [...] The post 4 justices of Court of Appeals on shortlist of candidates for SC appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the Security of Tenure Bill in a bid to give more job security to Filipino workers by prohibiting the practice of contractualization and labor-only contracting, Malacanang said on Tuesday. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. confirmed that Duterte wrote a letter to Senate President Vicente Sotto [...] The post Duterte certifies Security of Tenure Bill as urgent appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
Asian stocks struggled on Tuesday as the latest round of US-China tariffs revived fears the trade dispute would knock global growth, while crude oil was elevated near four-year highs after Saudi Arabia and Russia ruled out immediate production increases.
President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the bill seeking to eliminate the practice of “endo” by employers and guarantee security of tenure of workers, Senator Joel Villanueva said Tuesday.
PARIS, France -- Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to program their extinction. So-called gene drive technology works by forcing evolution's hand, ensuring that an engineered trait is passed down to a higher proportion of offspring -- across many generations -- than would have occurred naturally. In experiments with the species Anopheles gambiae, scientists at Imperial College London tweaked a gene known as doublesex so that more females in each generation could no longer bite or reproduce. After only eight generations, there were no females left a...Keep on reading: Genetic editing kills population of malaria mosquitoes
BILLINGS, Montana --- A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill up to 23 bears this fall. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen had twice delayed the hunts, and the latest order blocking them was due to expire later this week. The hunts would have been the first in U.S. outside Alaska since 1991. Christensen wrote in his ruling that the case was «not about the ethics of hunting.» Rather, he said, it was about whether federal officials adequately co...Keep on reading: Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts
Key members of the Liberal Party (LP), including Vice President Leni Robredo and former President Benigno Aquino III, were present for the party's National Executive Council Meeting in Quezon City on Tuesday. LP President Senator Francis Pangilinan who presided over the meeting in Barangay Loyola Heights in Quezon City, said thatthey would announce three nominated candidates for the 2019 senatorial elections later in the program. The meeting was also attended by LP members Senator Bam Aquino, Representatives Teddy Baguilat, Kit Belmonte, Edgar Erice, Edcel Lagman, Miro Quimbo. Other personalities seen in the event were former-Represent...Keep on reading: LOOK: Key LP members arrive for executive council meeting
Jolo Revilla took to social media to mark the 52nd birthday of his dad, former senator Bong Revilla Jr, who has been behind bars since 2014 after he turned himself in to the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan following charges related to his alleged involvement in the P10-billion pork barrel fund scam. To mark his dad's 52nd birthday today, Sept. 25, Jolo took to Instagram to share a photo of Bong wearing sunglasses and giving away relief goods. «Papa, today marks your 5th year celebrating your birthday inside Camp Crame, and I hope it will be the last,» wrote Jolo. " https://www.instagram.com/p/BoIQH6IHQSt/?hl=en&taken-by=jolo_revilla In his message to his dad, Jolo prom...Keep on reading: Jolo Revilla greets dad Bong happy birthday, hopes it’s his last in Camp Crame
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was equally baffled when the Estrella-Pantaleon bridge (Makati-Mandaluyong bridge) was reopened to motorists on Tuesday morning after two days of closure. MMDA Special Operations Bong Nebrija told Radyo INQUIRER on Tuesday that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) did not inform the MMDA that the bridge would be opened on Tuesday morning. «Pare-pareho tayong nasorpresa doon pati 'yong mga kababayan natin na nagrereroute na then they learned na bukas pa pala. Pati kami kanina nababatikos doon. Akala isasara tapos ngayon bukas,» Nebrija told RadyoINQUIRER.  ...Keep on reading: MMDA not informed by DPWH on Estrella-Pantaleon bridge reopeing
U.S. stock indexes fell on Monday, with industrial and technology shares bearing the brunt of the latest round of U.S.-China tariffs as neither country showed signs of backing down from a protracted trade war.
Snap Inc said on Monday it is testing a new way to search for products on Amazon.com through its Snapchat app's camera, allowing users to shop directly using the messaging app.
The United States and China imposed fresh tariffs on each other's goods on Monday as the world's biggest economies showed no signs of backing down from an increasingly bitter trade dispute that is expected to hit global economic growth.
THE stock market climbed back to the 7,400 level on Monday as investors resumed bargain-hunting ahead of the Federal Reserve and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) monetary policy meetings. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose by 0.69 percent or 50.61 points to close at 7,433.61 while the broader All Shares grew 0.53 percent [...] The post Bargain-hunting lifts PSEi by 0.69% appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
The airline industry in the Philippines has benefited from liberalization and deregulation, a study conducted by the country’s antitrust body found, but competition concerns remain and growth is being hampered by infrastructure and other constraints. The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), in a study released on Monday, noted that travel options had expanded markedly since the [...] The post PCC tags competition issues in airline sector appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
The government incurred a narrower budget deficit in August from a month earlier as both revenue and spending growth slowed, Treasury data released on Monday showed. The month’s P2.6-billion shortfall was much lower than the P86.4-billion gap posted in July but also marked a reversal from the P28.8-billion surplus recorded a year earlier. Government revenues rose [...] The post Budget shortfall narrows to P2.6B appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
One of three persons of interest in the murder of a 25-year-old medical representative has in his possession a dashcam video and recording of a conversation with the victim, according to the report of Rida Reyes on Saksi.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would «severely punish» those behind the bloodshed.
DAVAO CITY --- A paralegal volunteer of the Kawagib Moro Human Rights, a group based in Maguindanao, was shot to death at around 3:00 p.m on Sunday, Sept. 23, Cosain Naga Jr., a spokesperson of the group, said on Monday. Naga identified the slain volunteer as 43-year-old Mariam Uy Acob, who was shot by two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle. Acob herself was on a motorcycle with a side car on her way Mamasapano town to her home in Barangay Dapiwaan in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town. She was in Barangay Tukanalipao in Mamasapano when her assailants overtook her vehicle. «They shot her seven times,» Naga said. Acob was hit in various parts of her body. According to the gro...Keep on reading: Moro rights group: Paralegal volunteer killed in Maguindanao
Published @ 11:08 a.m., Sept. 24, 2018 | Updated @ 12:23 a.m., Sept. 25, 2018 Blogger Drew Olivar will face charges for a post he made on social media about a bomb scare, Director General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said on Monday. Olivar claimed in a Facebook post on Thursday that a bombing might happen the following day on Edsa as protesters were set to stage rallies to commemorate the 46th anniversary of martial law declaration. Over the weekend, Olivar apologized for his post, claiming he was concerned only about the public's safety while admitting that he did not inform any police officer about the supposed bomb threat. Before that...Keep on reading: PNP to sue blogger Drew Olivar over bomb scare post on Facebook
Northern Luzon, which has barely recovered from the effects of Typhoon «Ompong» (internationally known as «Mangkhut»), may get light to moderate rains brought by Typhoon «Paeng» (internationally known as «Trami») on Friday, Sept. 28, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). In its bulletin issued at 11:00 p.m. on Monday, Pagsasa said it would probably raise tropical cyclone warning signals over extreme Northern Luzon by Thursday or Friday. Meanwhile, sea travel is risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas. As of 10:00 p.m. on Monday, the new typhoon has slightly sl...Keep on reading: Typhoon-stricken Northern Luzon to get more rainfall on Friday
Published @ 2:58 p.m., Sept. 24, 2018 | Updated @ 1:33 a.m., Sept. 25, 2018 Citing «court decisions» as well as the law for martial law victims, Malacaang on Monday said former Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Ferdinand «Bongbong» Marcos Jr. could not distort what really transpired during the regime of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. «As far as the Palace is concerned, there are decisions affirming that there were grave human rights violations committed during the Marcos regime. There's even a law in Congress which provides compensation for victims of martial law,» presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said at a press briefing. Roque said he did not think Enrile and Marcos...Keep on reading: Palace says Marcos, Enrile can’t distort history of martial law
Published @ 6:13 p.m., Sept. 24, 2018 | Updated @ 1:44 a.m., Sept. 25, 2018 NEW YORK --- Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of «The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary» on Monday, four years after the last freshening up. The company, at the behest of Scrabble owner Hasbro Inc., left out one possibility under consideration for a hot minute---RBI---after consulting competitive players who thought it potentially too contentious. There was a remote case to be made since RBI has morphed into an actual word, pronounced rib-e...Keep on reading: Scrabble dictionary adds OK, ew, qapik, yowza, zen