Philippines morning news for October 3

Philippines morning news for October 3
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Isabela bans entry of swine
Gov. Rodolfo Albano 3rd has declared a total ban on the entry of pigs, including fresh, frozen and processed products in the entire province.
— Manila Times

Lawmaker wants higher compensation for ASF-hit hog raisers
A lawmaker proposed that hog raisers be compensated with at least 70% of the total cost of each culled pig struck by the deadly African swine fever (ASF) .
— Rappler

Humanity’s emissions ‘100 times greater’ than volcanoes
Human activity churns out up to 100 times more planet-warming carbon each year as all the volcanoes on Earth, says a decade-long study released Tuesday, October 1.
— Rappler

MIAA chief clarifies: No need to unpack luggage of passengers at NAIA
Passengers traveling via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) no longer have to unpack their bags before entering since an X-ray machine is already being used, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal.
— GMA Network

De Lima wants PH gov’t to reconsider vote vs U.N. reso on Rohingya
Detained Senator Leila de Lima wants the Philippine government to reconsider its position opposing the United Nations resolution seeking to stop the human rights abuses of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar.
— Rappler

Exporters cautious amid global gloom
PHILIPPINE merchandise exports face a “difficult recovery” ahead with no end in sight to Sino-US trade tensions that have prompted the World Trade Organization (WTO) to slash its forecast for global trade in goods.
— BusinessWorld

PH pork output to drop in 2020 – Fitch Solutions
PORK production in the Philippines is forecast to fall by 1.5 percent to 1.615 million metric tons in 2020 on account of the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), which …
— Manila Times

Young eco-warrior makes bags out of old T-shirts
Say no to plastic, yes to green bag.With the apparent impending threat to the environment, every act to multiply waste recycling and helping to preserve the environment can translate to a bigger inspiration for the future generation.
— Philippine News Agency

Stolen vehicle recovered from Marawi police exec
A high-ranking police official in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur is now in hot water following the discovery of an alleged stolen sports utility vehicle (SUV) in his possession, a regional highway patrol official said Monday.
— Philippine News Agency

DOE asks oil companies to explain latest price adjustments
Oil companies implemented price rollbacks for gasoline and diesel this week. The Department of Energy (DOE), however, said the adjustments could have been lower.
— Rappler

Senate authorizes committees to conduct hearings during break
All regular standing, oversight, and special committees at the Senate will continue conducting hearings even with the Congress going on a one-month recess starting this week.
— GMA Network

FAST FACTS: Things to know about Star City
The seemingly endless season of fun in Star City has been devoured by a fire that struck midnight of Wednesday, October 2.
— Rappler

PH eyes labor agreement with Russia as Duterte makes second visit
The Philippine government is aiming to ink a bilateral labor agreement with Russia as President Rodrigo Duterte makes his second official visit there, Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos Sorreta said on Wednesday, October 2.
— Rappler

Philippines looks for ways to boost the number of women in jobs
Women in jobs or seeking work in the Philippines made up just under half the working-age population over the last two decades, a study commissioned by the government showed, held back by social expectations that they will care for homes and children.

Premarital sex ‘immoral,’ says Justice Reyes
Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Jose Reyes Jr said on Wednesday, October 2, that premarital sex is immoral and may even constitute perhaps adultery or concubinage depending on circumstances.
— Rappler

PH needs to strengthen routine immunization system – WHO official
The simultaneous outbreaks of measles, dengue, and polio in the Philippines send a clear message that the country needs to improve its routine immunization system, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
— Rappler

Makati subway project extension to Naia eyed
Businessman Antonio Tiu-led Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc., lead private sector proponent of the Makati subway project, is keen on extending this mass transportation system through the city of Pasay to connect to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Davao celebrates 100 years of Philippine Cinema
Home to a burgeoning independent film scene, Davao City will host a three-day celebration of the centenary of Philippine …
— Philippine Information Agency

Half of Women in the Philippines Don’t Work Because Most Are Moms
In the Philippines, childbearing and rearing keep about half of working-age women out of the labor force.
— Bloomberg

Oplan TABANG hauls gov’t services to far-flung Asuncion communities
The Provincial Government of Davao del Norte through the Oplan TABANG hauled various government services particularly medical check, dental care, legal services, agriculture services including fruit tree seedlings and …
— Philippine Information Agency

Filipino AI developer seeks end to frustration with the usual chatbot
Filipino AI developer seeks end to frustration with the usual chatbot
— BusinessWorld

Urban Deca, 8990 ordered to pay P27M
IN what was described as the first “abuse of dominance” case in the country, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) slapped Urban Deca Homes Manila Condominium Corp. and its parent firm 8990 Holdings Inc. with a P27.11-million fine for forcing dwellers in their nine projects to only use their in-house internet service provider (ISP).
— Manila Times

Automation likely to impact 18 million PHL jobs
AT least 18.2 million jobs are expected to be impacted if the Philippines maximizes its potential for automation, according to management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company.
— BusinessWorld

ScentkoWorld, Brendahl ordered to halt operations
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered ScentkoWorld Corp. and its supposed parent Brendahl Cruz Holdings, Inc. to stop operations after it was found to be illegally soliciting investments from the public.
— BusinessWorld

Anti-smoking, liquor ban arrests rise in Davao City
The city government’s Vices Regulation Unit (VRU) reported on Wednesday an increase in the number of apprehensions for violations of the anti-smoking ordinance and the liquor ban in the first half of the year.
— Philippine News Agency

Davao City to host Mindanao art fair exhibit, conference
Artists and gallery owners in Mindanao will converge in the city for a back-to-back event of the 1st Mindanao Art 2019 and Mindanao Art Talk that will run from October 4 to 6.
— Philippine News Agency

Rappler Talk: Threats to rule of law under Duterte
The Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLCL), a network of lawyers that fought the policies of then-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, recently reconvened to plan actions against threats to rule of law under President Rodrigo Duterte.
— Rappler

Holistic drug rehab center opens in Iligan City
The city government and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) opened on Tuesday a “Balay Silangan” center inside the Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DTRC) in Barangay Abuno here.
— Philippine News Agency

LGU Cabanglasan steps-up delivery of services to end leftist insurgency
Eager to end communist insurgency, the municipality of Cabanglasan strengthened its delivery of basic services during the turnover ceremony of ten locally-funded projects held at Barangay Canangaan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon on Tuesday, October 1.
— Philippine Information Agency

DOJ: US visa granted to Guia Gomez Castro cancelled
The United States visa granted to the woman who allegedly buys the recycled illegal drugs of ninja cops has been cancelled.
— Eagle News

Russia eyeing energy cooperation with PH – envoy
Russia has shown interest in engaging in energy cooperation with the Philippines, Manila’s top envoy here said.
— Spratly Islands

Albayalde not resigning
Quitting is not an option for Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde, who has been implicated in the recycling of illegal drugs 36 days before his retirement.
— Manila Times

Davao-Manado tourism B2B rakes in over PHP1-M sales
The joint tourism and business matching meeting organized to help boost the viability of Garuda Indonesia’s foray into Mindanao raked in over PHP1 million in negotiated sales, the Department of Tourism in Region 11 (DOT-11) said Tuesday.
— Philippine News Agency

Relatives of ‘Tokhang’ victims decry inequality in treatment of drug suspects
Amid the Senate investigation into the “ninja cops” mess, the mothers of three victims of “Oplan Tokhang” operations decried the blatant difference in the treatment of poor and rich drug suspects.
— GMA Network

Swine entry ban imposed in 3 Cagayan Valley provinces
Agriculture officials in Cagayan Valley region are confident that the African swine fever (ASF) would not afflict hogs in the region as local officials of Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya have barred the entry of swine in their respective provinces.
— Philippine News Agency

RDC-X oks creation of Regional Halal Committee
The Regional Development Council of Northern Mindanao (RDC-X) approved the creation of a Regional Halal Committee (RHC) as a Special Committee during its 119th Full Council Meeting held here, September 30.
— Philippine Information Agency

Senate OKs on 2nd reading measure allowing gov’t to buy palay from local farmers
The Senate adopted on 2nd reading on Wednesday, October 2, the joint resolution authorizing the Philippine government to directly purchase palay (unhusked rice) from local farmers in select provinces.
— Rappler

Lacson sponsors bill allowing detention of terror suspects for 14 days without warrant
A measure which allows detention of suspected terrorists for a non-extendable period of 14 days without charges, on top of surveillance of suspected terrorists for 60 to 90 days, has been sought by Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday.
— GMA Network

Gordon on slow APECO dev’t: ‘I want it done’
Senator Dick Gordon scolded several officials of ecozone agencies for slow project implementation, including developments for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) infrastructure.
— Rappler

CDO’s plant closed for ECC violations
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has stopped the operations of a manufacturing plant of meat processing giant CDO Foodsphere Inc. in Malvar, Batangas because of violations
— Manila Times

Davao targets 260k free polio shots
The Department of Health (DoH) is targeting 260,000 children to avail of the free polio vaccination for its first round of vaccination from October 14 to 27 in Davao …
— Manila Times

Water company says it asked SC to reconsider penalties
MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc. is asking the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its decision to penalize the company, and Metro Manila’s other water concessionaire, for violating provisions of the Philippine Clean Water Act, its top official said.
— BusinessWorld

Yields on term deposits drop on rate, RRR cuts
YIELDS on term deposits declined on Wednesday following the central bank’s decision to cut benchmark interest rates and lenders’ reserve requirement ratios (RRR).
— BusinessWorld

New ASEAN committee to implement norms for countries’ behaviour in cyberspace
ASEAN is one step closer to implementing norms that form the basis for responsible state behaviour in cyberspace, as countries in the regional grouping agreed to set up a working-level committee on the matter.

Zambo farmers get farm inputs
The Office of the City Agriculturist (OCA) has distributed farm inputs to farmers in the east coast district of this city, officials announced Wednesday.
— Philippine News Agency

Medvedev welcomes Duterte to ‘bigger, better’ White House in Moscow
I’m very glad to welcome you again in Moscow, in this building. We call this building sometimes White House but this is not the same White House as in that other country, Medvedev said.
— GMA Network

8 ex-NPA rebels get P1-M for surrendered firearms
Eight former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who turned in their firearms to the provincial government of Davao Oriental received checks on Tuesday as part of the government’s firearms remuneration program.
— Philippine News Agency

13 cops in questioned Pampanga drug ops in 2013 placed on floating status
The 13 policemen who figured in the questioned buy-bust operation in Pampanga in 2013 has been placed on floating status, PNP spokesman Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac said on Wednesday.
— GMA Network

PRC provides P4.1M typhoon-affected families in Ifugao
The Philippine Red Cross recently released P4.1 million livelihood assistance to 410 families in this town affected by typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) last year.
— Philippine Information Agency

Grab crash victim: I have not received any financial aid
Three years after riding a Grab taxi that was involved in a collision – claiming the life of her best friend and severely injuring her – Karen Graneta said she has not received a single peso of financial assistance from the ride-hailing company.
— Rappler


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