Philippines morning news for September 10

Philippines morning news for September 10

Philippines morning news

House committee endorses P4.1-trillion budget
THE House of Representatives appropriations committee yesterday endorsed the P4.1 trillion national budget for next year, without changes, according to its chairman.
— BusinessWorld Online

Philippines culls 7,000 pigs in outbreak of African swine fever
The Philippines has reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide.
— The Guardian

House OKs bill promoting entry of foreign direct investments
The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third reading a priority measure amending Republic Act 7042, or the Foreign Investments Act (FIA) of 1991, to exclude the “practice of professions” on the Foreign Investment Negative List.
— Philippine News Agency

Philippines and Singapore sign 8 pacts on climate, education, agri, tech, etc
The Philippines and Singapore signed eight agreements during Singaporean President Halimah Yacob’s state visit to the country.

Infrastructure orgy to shield PH from global economic gloom, says DOF
Spending more than P3 trillion on an ambitious infrastructure binge now popularly known as “Build, Build, Build” would shield the Philippines from the potential ravages of a global economic recession, according to the Duterte administration’s chief finance official.

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No inflationary pressure from ASF yet — NEDA
The confirmed presence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country is not yet expected to exert inflationary pressure until the end of the year, economic managers said yesterday.
— The Philippine Star

Dead pigs in Philippines test positive for African swine fever
Dead pigs found in some backyard farms in the Philippines tested positive for African swine fever, the country’s agriculture chief said on Monday (Sep 9), the first outbreak of the virus detected in the Southeast Asian country.

S. Korea, Philippines to hold 4th round of FTA talks this week
South Korea’s trade ministry said Monday it plans to hold a fourth round of free-trade negotiations with the Philippines this week with the goal of striking the deal in November.
— The Korea Herald

Disappearing in the Philippines
The ASEAN Post recently published an article on enforced disappearances in Thailand.
— The Asean Post

NOW Telecom regains license as telco player in PH
A telecommunications player has regained its license to operate in the Philippines.
— CNN Philippines

Media, NGO hardest hit as trust in 6 pillars dips on disinformation
THE media and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) took the largest hit from the rise of disinformation and fake news under the Duterte administration, as trust ratings in these two institutions dropped significant digits over the past two years, according to a survey.
— Business Mirror

GCTA probe expands as jail can of worms bared
SENATE probers firmed up a consensus Monday to fast-track remedial legislation mandating major reforms in the national penitentiary amid the scandal over the grant—for a fee —of good conduct time allowance (GCTA) to prisoners serving time for heinous crimes as a way to cut short their prison terms.
— Business Mirror

More than 4,000 Filipino workers sent abroad from January to August this year — POEA
MORE than 4,000 Filipino workers were deployed through the Philippine Overseas Workers Administration (POEA) from January to July this year, according to the agency.
— BusinessWorld Online

Philippines seen to lead Southeast Asia in carbon emissions in 10 years
The Philippines is expected to lead the growth of carbon emissions in Southeast Asia in the next decade as coal remains to be its largest and least cost option of power.
— The Philippine Star

BBB to shield PH vs external risks — DOF
The Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday that the government’s infrastructure program will provide the Philippines the stimulus it needs to keep creating jobs and opening new investment opportunities despite the global economic slowdown.
— Manila Bulletin

Comelec urges lawmakers to decide on possible deferment of 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections
TO prevent possible unnecessary preparatory expenses, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will renew its appeal to lawmakers this week to finally decide on the bill postponing the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE).
— Business Mirror

BSP streamlines guidelines for voluntary surrender of licenses
THE Monetary Board (MB) has approved streamlined guidelines on the voluntary surrender of banking licenses.
— BusinessWorld Online

Manila Bay cleanup nets 3,810 tons of trash
Some 3,810 tons of garbage, water hyacinth and silt have been collected from coastlines and estuaries draining to Manila Bay since the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) launched its cleanup this year.
— The Philippine Star

Nat’l AIDS council wants condom use in PH to scale up to over 80%
Condom use in the Philippines should be scaled up to more than 80 percent, way higher than the latest data of 42 percent use, in a bid to prevent the rapid spread of human immunodeficiency viruses in the country.
— Manila Bulletin

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Faster credit growth seen amid rate easing
Credit growth is expected to pick up this year amid the continued drop in interest rates due to the inflation downtrend, according to Dutch financial giant ING Bank.
— The Philippine Star

Military monitoring 2 potential suicide bombers
Two more potential suicide bombers are being monitored by the authorities in Western Mindanao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines confirmed yesterday, in wake of the recent suicide bomb attack in Indanan, Sulu.
— Tempo

House OKs bill allowing foreigners to practice their professions in PHL
The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill amending the Foreign Investments Act of 1991, allowing foreign nationals to practice their profession in the country.
— GMA News

Patients die as Manila traffic jams block ambulances
Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city’s hospitals, medics warn.
— Rappler

Online lending execs face charges for shaming users, data privacy violations
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) formally charged executives of online lending apps which allegedly publicly harassed and shamed borrowers who failed to pay their balances on time.
— Rappler

Philippines Dept of Agriculture strives for balanced onion trade with New Zealand
The Philippines Department of Agriculture said it would strive for a balanced onion trade with New Zealand, which expressed a strong interest in exporting its onions to the Philippines.
— Fresh Plaza

House bill to modernize public school system
ALBAY Rep. Jose Ma. S. Salceda has filed a bill that seeks to modernize the country’s public school system in preparation for “disruptive technologies” of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
— BusinessWorld Online

Canada wants Pinoy skilled workers
The Philippines will deploy more workers to Canada following the signing of a joint communique between Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd and his Canadian counterpart.
— The Manila Times

Mayor Isko urged to fulfill campaign promise, stop all reclamation projects in Manila Bay
The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) is calling on Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to enact a city ordinance prohibiting land-reclamation projects and spearhead a rehabilitation program that will restore the Manila Bay’s pristine condition and capacity.
— Business Mirror

Philippines: Growers from Negros Occidental eyeing the Canadian market
Growers from Negros Occidental, a province in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines, are eyeing the Canadian.
— Fresh Plaza

Pinoy trust in key institutions decline – survey
Filipinos’ trust levels have declined across six key institutions in society, but a large majority still remained invested in their country, the 2019 Philippine Trust Index (PTI) showed.
— Manila Bulletin

Singapore firms urged to invest in Philippines infra plan
The Department of Finance (DOF) encourages companies based in Singapore to invest in the Philippines, citing the economy’s resiliency amid the expected slowdown in global economic growth.
— The Philippine Star

Ombudsman suspends 27 BuCor officials; says evidence on “anomalous release” of convicts of heinous crimes “appears to be strong”
The Office of the Ombudsman has suspended 27 Bureau of Corrections officials over the Good Conduct Time Allowance mess.
— Eagle News

Pay hopes up for teachers, other gov’t workers
BOTH administration and opposition lawmakers are for across-the-board salary increases for all government workers, Bayan Muna Rep. Ferdinand Gaite said Wednesday.
— Tempo

FDA, SEC applications ordered approved
THE Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) on Monday ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve pending applications to ease backlogs.
— The Manila Times

Manila moves to junk Sison’s refugee status
The Philippine government is seeking to revoke the political refugee status of exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison by tapping the European Union (EU) for help, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano said yesterday.
— Gulf Times

Room for Singapore to do more together with Philippines: President Halimah
Singapore has strong ties with the Philippines, but both countries can do more together economically and in multilateral fora such as Asean, said President Halimah Yacob on Monday (Sept 9).
— The Straits Times

Philippines could be next haven for human trafficking, De Lima warns
Senator Leila De Lima has warned the government that the Philippines could be the next haven for human trafficking and prostitution amid the increasing number of foreign sex workers in the country.

US priest accused of abusing boys for decades in Philippines
The American priest’s voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt.
— Bangkok Post

Three trends shaking up the Philippines energy market
Much of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon is powered by natural gas from an offshore field called Malampaya.
— GovInsider

Lolly Fruit and its benefits
Santol fruit (Sandoricum koetjape), also known as “Lolly Fruit” is a tropical fruit that only grows in southeast Asian countries like the Philippines.
— Fresh Plaza

Panelo suggests blocking phone, internet signals in jails
As reports arose alleging prisoners of having internet access while in jail, a Palace official suggested to block phone and internet signals in prisons.
— CNN Philippines

No reappointment for Faeldon: Duterte
For President Rodrigo Duterte, dismissed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon has had enough controversies to be given a new position in his Cabinet.
— Philippine News Agency

House passes bill simplifying passive income, financial taxes
The House of Representatives gave its thumbs up to the bill that would simplify the taxes imposed on financial investors.
— Rappler

Lawmakers want to reinstate in 2020 budget P90-B district allocations
A day before the House plenary tackles the proposed 2020 budget, lawmakers are still negotiating for the return of the P95 billion funds that were vetoed in this year’s General Appropriations Bill (GAB).
— Rappler

Mining Philippines 2019 slated Sept 10-12
Various stakeholders, led by the metallic mineral resource industry’s big players, will gather for the “Mining Philippines 2019 International Conference and Exhibition” slated on September 10-12, 2019 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City.
— Philippine News Agency

Duterte wants SC to clarify GCTA law
Saying the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law can be subject to various interpretations, President Rodrigo Duterte said the government will ask the Supreme Court to clarify its nebulous provisions.
— GMA News

Roque, Bancil, 25 other BuCor execs suspended for GCTA for sale
Ombudsman Samuel Martires has ordered the suspension for six months without pay of 27 officers of the Bureau of Corrections in connection with the release of over 1,900 convicts of heinous crimes under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.
— GMA News

4ID reaffirms oath to IHL, calls for end to NPA child recruitment
The Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) joined the country in the observance of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) on Monday by reaffirming the oath to protect human rights and calling on the communist rebels to end the recruitment of child soldiers.
— Philippine News Agency

Can’t afford to fail: Bangsamoro region weathers birth pains
When the Bangsamoro region’s first leaders took their oaths on March 29, they did so before the Koran and in the name of Allah.
— Rappler

Syrian court finds employer of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis guilty of murder
The employer of slain Overseas Filipino Worker Joanna Demafelis has been found guilty of her murder. The Department of Foreign Affairs Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers said Syrian national Mouna Ali Hassoun was convicted by the Syrian District Criminal Court.
— Eagle News

Yukon, Canada To Provide 2000 Jobs For Skilled Filipino Workers Annually
Filipino Workers Are Given 2000 Jobs Annually in Yukon, Canada SILVESTRE BELLO III – Labor Secretary Bello stated that there will be a total of 2000 jobs for skilled Filipino workers available in Yukon, Canada each year.
— Philippine News



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