Philippines morning news for September 27

Philippines morning news for September 27

Philippines morning news

‘More effort needed to ease doing biz in PH’
ALTHOUGH the Philippines has done much to make doing business in the country easier, an officer of P&A Grant Thornton said it still had to do more, and local government units (LGUs) could play a key part in this.
— Manila Times

OSG: Rappler ban due to outfit’s failure to meet accreditation requirements
Rappler was not physically allowed to cover President Rodrigo Duterte simply because it failed to meet the requirements for media accreditation.
— Eagle News

Deal on use of hybrid rice seeds inked
The government and industry stakeholders have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on a program that encourages farmers to use inbred or hybrid seeds to increase their harvest and become competitive.
— Philippine News Agency

New PMA commandant to cadets: Wage war vs. hazing, or leave
As the new commandant of cadets, let me proclaim this… I am declaring a war on hazing.
— GMA Network

Manila Health Dep’t appeals to parents to have their kids vaccinated after confirming diphtheria death
The Manila Health Department again appealed to the public to have their children, specially babies, vaccinated in health centers following the death of a 10-year old elementary student due to diphtheria.
— Eagle News

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US embassy exec says K-12 students ready to pursue int’l studies
The transition of the Philippine education system to the K-12 program is making Filipino senior high school students “much more ready” to pursue international studies in the US, a ranking embassy official said on Thursday.
— Philippine News Agency

PHL only partially makes up for 2018 fall in digital edge
THE PHILIPPINES edged up just a notch on IMD business school’s annual world digital competitiveness index after last year’s 10-place drop, but it remained third to the last among Asia-Pacific economies covered.
— BusinessWorld

Metro Manila ‘most congested city’ in developing Asia
A study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) ranked Metro Manila as the most congested city out of all 278 cities in developing Asia.
— Rappler

Gov’t ups campaign vs non-compliant stores to senior, PWD discount
The government is stepping up its campaign against establishments who do not comply with the senior citizen and persons with disability (PWD) discounts, it was learned during an inter-agency meeting held this week in the city.
— Philippine Information Agency

BSP slashes key rates a third time
THE MONETARY BOARD (MB) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday trimmed benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points for the third time this year, in the face of continued easing of price pressures and amid the need to spur economic growth.
— BusinessWorld

Duterte loves Trump, too
President Rodrigo Duterte also admires United States President Donald Trump, Malacañang said on Thursday after the latter expressed his “love” for the Filipino leader.
— Manila Times

NUJP: Expanded Sotto Law upholds media ethics on protecting sources
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) welcomed the passage of the expanded Republic Act (RA) 53 or Sotto Law, saying it upholds basic ethical principles in journalism.
— GMA Network

Parents urge AFP to end hazing at PMA
An official of the Philippine Military Academy Parents’ Association (PMA-PA) in the Soccsksargen region on Thursday appealed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to put an end to hazing and other forms of violent initiations at the academy.
— Philippine News Agency

Philippines: Banana shipments may top 2018 record
The Philippines is on track to surpass the 3.4 million tons of Cavendish bananas it exported last year based on preliminary trade data in the January-to-July period from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
— Fresh Plaza

Senators want gov’t radio to play OPM songs only in West PHL Sea
Senator Francis Tolentino said Thursday state-owned radio stations should play all-Filipino songs at night particularly near the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.
— GMA Network

PH set to resume export of poultry products to SoKor
Korea is set to conduct an onsite inspection and accreditation of new poultry manufacturing facilities in the Philippines following the resumption of chicken exports to South Korea.
— Philippine News Agency

LTFRB cancels certificates to operate of PUVs of drivers, operators who took part in 2017 transport strike
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has cancelled the certificates of public convenience of public utility vehicle operators and drivers who were found to have taken part in a transport strike led by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at …
— Eagle News

Seoul donates 142 motorbikes to PNP
The South Korean government has donated 142 motorbikes that will be used in patrolling several major cities in the country, particularly in Metro Manila, where traffic is considered as one of the worst in Asia.
— Tempo

“Allowing more consumers to taste frozen pineapple sticks from the Philippines”
“This February saw the Philippines gaining access for its frozen fruits into China.
— Fresh Plaza

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‘PHL, rest of Asean will take a hit from trade row as exports slow down’
THE trade conflict between the United States and China may be benefiting the Philippines in the short run, but the country, as with fellow Southeast Asian countries, is bound to take a stronger hit from an overall slowdown in export demand if the tariff war is protracted.
— BusinessMirror

Senate panel on ways and means approves proposal to increase taxes on alcohol, other tobacco products
The Senate committee on ways and means has approved the proposed bill to increase the taxes on alcohol products and heated tobacco products such as vape and e-cigarettes.
— Eagle News

Burgers & Sausages Face Shortage According To Meat Producers
Two of the most in demand meals in the fast food industry may face shortages due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country.
— Philippine News

[ANALYSIS] What Duterte doesn’t get about Metro Manila traffic
Admit it. Part of your soul dies whenever you commute these days. Yet authorities seem nowhere near solving Metro Manila’s atrocious traffic situation.
— Rappler

1,200 Infanta residents, benefit from RTF-ELCAC Serbisyo Caravan
More than 1,200 local residents of barangay Magsaysay, this town took advantage of the services offered in the medical & dental mission spearheaded by the Regional Task Force to End Communist Local Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) through their Serbisyo Caravan program held on September 20.
— Philippine Information Agency

762 policemen on drug list
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has placed under tight monitoring 762 police officers suspected to be involved in illegal drug activities, according to PNP chief Oscar Albayalde. Albayalde confirmed on …
— Manila Times

Sy, Villar PH’s richest – Forbes
The Sy siblings topped Forbes’ list of 50 richest Filipinos, having a combined net worth of P17.2 billion. Teresita, Elizabeth, Henry Jr., Hans, Herbert and Harley inherited their fortune from …
— Manila Times

Tugade hits transport strikers anew: ‘Your franchises are a privilege, not a right’
Four days before the scheduled transport strike on Monday, September 30, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said participating operators would be held accountable for going against the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program.
— Rappler

Amal Clooney raises attacks vs Maria Ressa at U.N.
International and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney raised at the United Nations General Assembly the issue of government-backed cases filed against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, as she called on sanctions for governments violating the right to a free press.
— Rappler

Zambo City continues clearing operations on public roads
Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said Thursday the local government would continue clearing operations along public roads being used for private purposes in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte.Salazar also reiterated her call for a 100-percent compliance with the directive by all of the city’s 98 …
— Philippine News Agency

Zambo health office records decline in dengue cases
The City Health Office here hopes to see a decrease in dengue cases in the city as records show a steep decline in reported dengue cases.Dr. Dulce Miravite, City Health Office chief, said Thursday a downward trend has been recorded in the number of dengue cases for the months of August and September, at 1,242 cases and 209 cases, …
— Philippine News Agency

Binay wants higher budget for disease monitoring
Senator Nancy Binay on Thursday pushed for an increase in the 2020 budget of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) to address vaccine-related diseases such as polio and measles.
— Philippine News Agency

PDEA chief Aquino: 53 ‘ninja’ cops, 2 anti-drug agents included in list submitted to Duterte
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino bared that 53 policemen were included in the list of ninja cops or those policemen involved in illegal drug activities.
— GMA Network

Palafox pushes ‘green architecture’
ARCHITECT-Urban Planner Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. has pushed for “green architecture” — projects that create buildings that have minimal impact on human health and the environment.
— Manila Times

House bill to create job placement office for persons with disabilities
TWO LEGISLATORS filed a bill that seeks to establish an office to help persons with disabilities (PWDs) find jobs.
— BusinessWorld

Palawan dubbed as one of the 10 world’s most beautiful islands
The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Thursday celebrated the honor given to the well-known tourist destination, Palawan, which was chosen as one of the 10 world’s most beautiful islands by CNN Travel on September 24.
— GMA Network

Palace dismisses remark China could reclaim Scarborough Shoal
Malacañang dismissed on Thursday as “speculation” Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio’s statement that China could try to reclaim Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal within President Rodrigo Duterte’s term.
— Philippine News Agency

GenSan rivers negative of poliovirus
Rivers and other waterways here are free from poliovirus based on recent tests on water samples conducted by the City Health Office (CHO), an official said.
— Philippine News Agency

NegOcc ships back banned pork products from Luzon
Hundreds of kilograms of pork products that arrived at the Bacolod-Silay Airport and Bredco Port have been shipped back to Manila by the quarantine team of the Negros Occidental Provincial African Swine Fever (ASF) Task Force
— Philippine News Agency

DOH-CAR starts feeding program for undernourished kids,pregnant women
The Department of Health Center of Health Development (DOH-CHD) Cordillera under its Nutrition Program started a feeding program for nutritionally-at-risk pregnant women and undernourished under-five children in nine barangays in this town.
— Philippine Information Agency

Flashlight taser used to hurt Dormitorio –police
A flashlight with built-in taser was used in the maltreatment against Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio.
— GMA Network

ATM Services To Increase by P3 Per Transaction To Recover Operating Costs
BSP Announces ATM Services To Increase by P3 Per Transaction The ATM services are set to increase at least P3.00 per transaction to recover their operating costs, according to BSP.
— Philippine News

Encouraging legislative initiatives
THERE are many encouraging legislative initiatives in Congress that promise to generate substan­tive and meaningful development for our country.
— Tempo

Quezon power plant gets ERC green light to operate
MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) has secured provisional authority from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to start operating San Buenaventura Power Ltd.’s (SBPL) 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant and provide baseload capacity to the Luzon grid.
— BusinessWorld





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