Philippines morning news for October 28

Philippines morning news for October 28
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AMLC has frozen P1 billion worth of assets as of July
THE Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) said it has frozen over P1 billion worth of assets and seized a further P600 million between January 2018 and July 2019, in the course of investigations into money laundering and terrorist financing.
— BusinessWorld Online

PH expects to exit 12-month watch for money laundering black list
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno expressed optimism that the Philippines will successfully exit the 12-month observation for high-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions in terms of international anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing.

Planned Putin Manila visit to further boost PH-Russia ties, says Malacañang
The planned visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Manila is seen to further boost ties between the Philippines and Russia, Malacañang said on Sunday, October 27.
— Rappler

BIR loses P1.3-B tax evasion case vs businessman due to technicality
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has lost a P1.3 billion tax evasion case against a businessman due to a technicality.
— Rappler

Robredo dismayed over dismissal of P267-M Marcos ill-gotten wealth case
Vice President Maria Leonor Leni Robredo on Sunday was dismayed over a Sandiganbayan decision to dismiss a P267-million ill-gotten wealth case against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda.
— GMA Network

Asean-Russia cooperation ‘ongoing sans fanfare’: Briones
Education Secretary Leonor Briones said engagement between Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), particularly the Philippines, has been “ongoing without fanfare” and is growing with the opening of more platforms for cooperation, including education.
— Philippine Canadian Inquirer

Philippines 8th favorite country among travelers
Foreign visitors’ interest in the Philippines remains strong after the country was voted by readers of travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler as one of the favorite destinations in the world to visit.
— The Philippine Star

ADB pitches $37-B fund for agri R&D, rural devt, water mgt
IF governments invest an additional $36.9 billion in agriculture research and development, rural development and water management annually, countries will be able to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
— Business Mirror

BPOs seeking ways to maintain NCR footprint
THE Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) is in talks with Metro Manila mayors to find ways to continue building outsourcing centers in the capital despite a national government suspension of economic zone approvals intended to divert the industry to the countryside.
— BusinessWorld Online

Carpio, ‘defender of rule of law,’ retires
SENIOR Associate Justice Antonio Carpio will remain a staunch defender of judicial independence and rule of law even after his retirement.
— The Manila Times

‘LGU blockade on pork products may cause congestion at ports’
THE Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP) warned of possible port congestion if local government units (LGUs) continue to block the entry of pork-related products, particularly imported ones, as such may result in more containers parked in ports.
— Business Mirror

JUST IN: 5.1-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Sunday, Oct. 27.
— Eagle News

Nearly 25k outbound passengers left ports days ahead of Undas -PCG
The Philippine Coast Guard has recorded Sunday morning close to 25,000 outbound passengers at sea ports all over the country, five days ahead of the observance of the traditional All Saints’ Day.
— GMA Network

PNP to deploy 35k personnel, 100k volunteers for Undas
Around 35,000 personnel from the Philippine National Police will be deployed nationwide to ensure the security and safety of the public for the observance of All Saints’ Day on Friday, its spokesperson said Sunday.
— GMA Network

A year after reopening: Rehabilitation of Boracay still ongoing
The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) appealed for continued cooperation of all stakeholders as construction projects were still continuing a year after the reopening of Boracay Island.
— Rappler

Rainfall advisory hoisted over parts of Mindanao due to LPA
A rainfall advisory has been hoisted over parts of Mindanao due to a low pressure area off Surigao del Sur.
— Eagle News

Congress revives push for better land use
A MEASURE deemed priority by the current administration and business groups that will improve the use of land and resources has been filed anew in Congress.
— BusinessWorld

Vico Sotto to implement winning hacks from PH’s first ever ‘Climathon’
The idea began because a young man was fed up seeing piles of garbage reeking on street corners.
— Rappler

Girl, 12, rescued in Philippines after Sydney man arrested for child abuse
Police have rescued a 12-year-old girl whose abuse was allegedly live-streamed by a Sydney man on social media following a joint investigation between Australian and Philippine authorities.
— South China Morning Post

DoST signs marine transport research tie-up in W. Visayas
THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DoST) has tied up with universities in the Western Visayas to develop modern seagoing vessels that meet international safety standards.
— BusinessWorld Online

P130M worth of equipment from China to be installed in state-run radio stations
STATE-owned radio stations around the country will be getting a facility upgrade after the government received a donation of radio broadcast equipment from China worth more than P130 million.
— Business Mirror

Philippines plan to shift its capital excites Sabah
A REPORT about Philippines moving its capital from Manila to Mindanao (Southern Philippines) excites the State Government, considering this will make Sabah located in the middle between the capitals of three countries, including Brunei and Indonesia.
— Daily Express

De Lima alarmed by rising number of unhealthy Pinoy kids
OPPOSITION Sen. Leila M. De Lima has expressed concern over the ballooning number of unhealthy Filipino children in the country, which health authorities have attributed to failing food systems and improper diet.
— Business Mirror

SK Telecom to deploy 5G service in the Philippines
SK Telecom will cooperate with a Philippine mobile carrier to launch a commercial fifth-generation (5G) network service in the Philippines, the company said Sunday.
— The Korea Times

Chinese Ambassador to leave PH post starting next month — Andanar
Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua is slated to leave Manila for another posting starting next month, Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar disclosed in a statement last week.
— Manila Bulletin

Palace urged to certify as urgent measures seeking higher pension for retirees
House Deputy Minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said Sunday the Philippines’ inclusion as among the countries having the worst pension systems for retirees should prod the Duterte government to certify as urgent measures seeking to increase the pension of senior citizens.
— Manila Bulletin

Robredo denies calling for halt to drug war
Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said she never urged the Duterte Administration to end its drug war but merely to “tweak” its strategy.
— GMA Network

Ex-CAAP official guilty of using agency funds for own gas expenses
A former Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) official avoided going to trial for graft and admitted guilt to a lesser offense over using public funds for personal gas expenses.
— Rappler

President OK, Palace assures world leaders
Malacañang yesterday assured world leaders that President Duterte is in good condition following the Chief Executive’s decision to cut short his visit to Tokyo, Japan last week due to a minor motorcycle incident which caused his muscle spasms.
— Tempo

POPCOM seeks declaration of teenage pregnancy national emergency
The Commission on Population’s (POPCOM’s) executive director on Sunday urged the declaration of a teenage pregnancy national emergency given the alarming rates of adolescent childbirth in the country.
— GMA Network

PCOO to start upgrade of 14 state-owned radio stations
The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will soon begin the rehabilitation of at least 14 state-run radio stations nationwide, following China’s recent donation of over PHP130 million worth of radio broadcast equipment to the Philippines.
— Philippine News Agency

Taguig tops anti-polio campaign in NCR
Taguig City ranked first among the local government units in the National Capital Region (NCR) in the implementation of the Department of Health’s (DOH) “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” campaign.
— Philippine News Agency

3.0-magnitude quake hits Cotabato
A 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck Cotabato on Sunday, Oct. 27. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, an aftershock of the 6.3-magnitude quake that hit the province on Oct. 16, hit 15 kilometers southeast of Tulunan at 12:56 p.m.
— Eagle News

Robredo clarifies: I don’t want end to drug war, only a ‘tweak’
Vice President Leni Robredo clarified on Sunday, October 27, that she did not call for an end to the Duterte administration’s relentless anti-illegal drugs campaign, but instead wanted government to assess it and have a little tweak in its implementation.
— Rappler

NFA raises palay procurement goal to 1.14M metric tons
In an effort to meet the 15-day buffer stock, the National Food Authority (NFA) has increased its rice purchasing target to 1.14 million metric tons (MT) from 389,000 MT of palay (unhusked rice).
— Philippine News Agency

Port of Subic exceeds 2019 collection target by P2.2 billion
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Subic has surged past its collection target for 2019, even exceeding it by P2.2 billion by the last week of October.
— Rappler

12 Central Luzon cities, towns among PH’s most competitive LGUs
A total of 12 cities and towns in Central Luzon were recognized for being among the country’s most competitive local government units (LGUs).
— Philippine Information Agency

Carpio lauded for service
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has served the country well and could continue to defend the country’s claims in the West Philippine Sea until he obtains “enlightenment,” Malacanang declared yesterday.
— Tempo

11 drug suspects fall in separate Quezon City raids
POLICE caught 11 people including a 17-year-old boy and seized P500,000 worth of crystal meth in separate raids in Quezon City at the weekend.
— BusinessWorld

Economists cite state spending anchor of Q3 GDP
FASTER third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth expected to be reported on Nov. 7 will bear the clear imprint of government efforts to catch up with its expenditure plan, state and private sector economists said last week, even as the increase in spending was smaller than a year ago.
— BusinessWorld

Sugar caucus seeks probe into import liberalization
Legislators from sugar-growing provinces will conduct an inquiry next month into the government’s proposals to liberalize sugar imports, a Congressman from Negros said.
— BusinessWorld

First Qatar Visa Center in the Philippines opens
Qatar recently launched its first visa center in the Philippines. The opening of Qatar Visa Center (QVC) in Pasay City will expedite the processing of visa applications of Filipinos heading to Qatar.
— Manila Times

PNP agrees to reorganize Internal Affairs
THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) has agreed to reorganize its Internal Affairs Service (IAS) to strengthen its capabilities, IAS Inspector General Manager Alfegar Triambulo said.
— BusinessWorld

PDEA chief tells Leni: Drug war not a failure
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director-General Aaron Aquino yesterday belied Vice President Leni Robredo’s claim that the country’s anti-drug war is a failure.
— Tempo

‘All eyes are on him’: Robredo expects Peralta to protect integrity of Supreme Court
Vice President Leni Robredo expressed confidence that newly appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta will protect the integrity of the High Court, especially in the electoral protest filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr.
— Rappler

MMDA clarifies: Suspension of number-coding scheme on Oct. 31, Nov. 4 only for provincial buses
Number-coding scheme lifted for all motorists on Nov. 1 -The number-coding scheme on October 31 and November 4 will only be lifted for provincial buses. This was the clarification issued by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chair Danilo Lim, days after the MMDA said it was lifted for all.
— Eagle News

Public, private sectors join hands to help Caraga hospitals
The collaboration through public-private partnership forged between the Philippine Army and a private corporation has conveyed noteworthy impacts to three district hospitals in the Caraga (Region 13).
— Philippine News Agency

Malacañang condemns Misamis Occidental mayor’s ambush
Malacañang condemned the ambush of a Misamis Occidental town mayor, and said any allegation against the slain official should have gone through due process.
— Rappler

DOLE expands gov’t internship program
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is expanding its Government Internship Program (GIP) to cover individuals over 30 years old, along with victims of armed conflict, rebel returnees, persons with disabilities, and indigenous people.
— Rappler

Solon wants DSWD to exclusively issue PWD ID to stop fraudsters
A lawmaker who called for an inquiry into irregularities in the issuance of person with disability ID wants the Department of Social Welfare and Development to solely handle the application process, amid alleged fraudulent claims and redtape.
— GMA Network

Mayor reminds constituents of IHL significance
Cabanglasan town Mayor Reynante Inocando underscored the importance of observing the principles of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in protecting the civilian populace.
— Philippine Information Agency

CAAP reminds students they are exempted from paying terminal fees in all CAAP-operated airports
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on Sunday, Oct. 27, reminded students they are exempted from paying terminal fees in all airports operated by CAAP, whether these be international or domestic flights.
— Eagle News

KWF wants indigenous languages used in school papers
The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) to encourage the use of indigenous languages in campus papers across the country as the world celebrates the Year of Indigenous Languages this year.
— Rappler

PDEA: War on drugs solution with high people’s satisfaction, not a flop
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino on Sunday defended the war on drugs from Vice President Leni Robredo’s remark that it has already failed and should be stopped.
— GMA Network

Angat Dam’s water level drops anew Sunday amid scant rainfall
Angat Dam’s water level has continued to drop amid limited rainfall being experienced across the country.
— GMA Network

No security threat monitored for Undas, so far –PNP’s Banac
The Philippine National Police has not received any reports on security threat, so far, as Filipinos prepare for the observance of the All Saints Day and All Souls Day tradition (Undas).
— GMA Network

Camiguin celebrates Lanzones fest; 4th most competitive province
This year’s annual Lanzones Festival has become more festive as the island-province is also celebrating its win in the national award for local government units with best practices.
— Philippine News Agency

GAD Budget Forum slated in La Union
The Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the provincial government of La Union, will conduct a provincial GAD Budget Forum on November 5 to 6 at Hotel Ariana in Bauang town.
— Philippine Information Agency

DoJ lets PNP investigate killing of Clarin mayor Navarro in Cebu City
Department of Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said yesterday the investigation on the killing last Friday in Cebu City of Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental will be left first to the Philippine National Police.
— Tempo

Travelers to Korea can now depart from Clark airport
Travelers flying to and from Korea can add the Clark International Airport in Pampanga as another transit point option, the Department of Transportation announced on Sunday, October 27.
— Rappler

Army eyes supersonic BrahMos missile from India
The Philippine Army has expressed interest in acquiring India’s BrahMos missile which is regarded as the world’s fastest supersonic missile.
— Tempo

Teodoro wants safe, orderly observance of ‘Undas’ in Marikina
Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro on Sunday said he has ordered all concerned departments of the city government to ensure a safe and orderly observance of ‘Undas’ or All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
— Philippine News Agency

Davao City recognizes China envoy for ‘historic achievements’
Davao City heaped praises on Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua for what it described as his historic achievements in developing closer ties between the Philippines and China.
— Rappler

Air Intellipure introduces air-purifying program to PH
AIR Intellipure Inc. has invested more than P20 million to launch its Pure Wellness program that aims to improve indoor air quality in the Philippines.
— Manila Times


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