Filippine

DFA gets DOJ report on P12-M compensation for Gem-Ver crew

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 20 min fa
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday confirmed it received the Department of Justice's (DOJ) report on the compensation for fishermen of the FB Gem-Ver, the vessel that was hit by a Chinese trawler in 2019. "The matter will now be subject to diplomatic engagement between the two governments while advancing the claims and interests of the affected Gem-Ver fishermen," the DFA said in a statement. FB GemVer crew members and owner is asking P12 million worth of compensation for the incident. It was in June 2019 when the vessel sank after it was rammed by a Chinese boat near Recto Bank. Two months after the boat incident, the Guangdong Fisher...

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Quarantine life means more snacks for Filipinos

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 40 min fa
Has the quarantine made you feel snackier than usual---and more worried about the extra pounds you are likely gaining? Don't worry, because you're not alone; in fact, you're one of many Filipinos who have searched online or joined discussions about "merienda" (snack) food, says a recent study by data sciences and management consulting company Cobena Business Analytics & Strategy, Inc., and research company GoodThinking Research, Inc. titled "Adapt: How Filipino Consumers are Adapting to the New Normal." After tracking consumer sentiments during quarantine (March 15 to May 31)---by analyzing public social media posts, conversations, and online searches---as well as surveying...

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Go leads turnover of ultrasound machine to Batangas Provincial Hospital

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 52 min fa
MANILA, Philippines --- The Batangas Provincial Hospital recently received an ultrasound machine donated by Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc., according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the office of Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography. In his speech at the turnover of the machine last Wednesday, thanked Pilipinas Shell for the donation, saying: "This kind of gesture will surely help our countrymen and community." Go also took the opportunity to praise the frontliners fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are in the middle of this global health crisis and we express our sincerest gratitude to you, our valuable health profession...

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Cimatu: Stop politicizing Manila Bay

Manila Standard - 2 ore 55 min fa
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu stood firm on his position to push through with the Manila Bay beach nourishment project as he took a swipe at critics of the government’s initiative.
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National security at risk if 100% foreign-owned telcos allowed

Manila Standard - 3 ore 5 min fa
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has warned of violation of the Constitution and national security risk if Congress enacted a law allowing 100 percent foreign ownership of telecommunication companies.
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EU threat ‘alarming’

Manila Standard - 3 ore 15 min fa
The threat of the European Union to revoke tariff incentives on Manila’s exports over alleged human rights violations is alarming, particularly in this time of a world health emergency, the head of a think tank said Saturday.
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Stricter penalties sought as child porn surges

Manila Standard - 3 ore 25 min fa
The sharp increase in the incidence of child pornography and the accompanying spike in financial transactions related to it during the lockdowns imposed because of the pandemic, have prompted a first-term congressman to push for the enactment of a bill that imposes stricter penalties against the crime.
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Sarah Paulson vs Judy Davis: In this fun face-off, find out who’s competitive and who isn’t

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 35 min fa
  We had a great time chatting and sharing chuckles with "Ratched" lead actress-producer Sarah Paulson and her costar Judy Davis for this exclusive two-on-one interview for Inquirer Entertainment. In the eight-part Netflix series about the sordid beginnings of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest's" iconic nurse with a less-than-ideal bedside manner (Oscar winner Louise Fletcher), the younger Nurse Mildred Ratched (Sarah) finds her nasty match in Head Nurse Betsy Bucket (Judy)---who runs the psych ward like the Fhrer of the Third Reich. In 1947, following her stint as a wartime nurse, Mildred gets herself employed at the Lucia mental facility in California, just six months ...

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Marine killed, 4 wounded in roadside blast

Manila Standard - 3 ore 35 min fa
One soldier died and four others were injured in a roadside blast as a military convoy was passing through a village in Datu Hoffer town in Maguindanao Friday, the military said Saturday.
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How life played out like a fairy tale for this princess

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 40 min fa
She has lived the life of a princess, but one who didn't have much freedom, especially in terms of handling her own finances. Generous Shrew (GS) never had enough money in her wallet. When she finally fell in love and had her first boyfriend, Carefree Robin (CR), their story was like a fairy tale, too. This was because it also included a villainous character who kept GS from spending time for---and money on---her beloved. GS didn't have money to buy gifts for her beau during "monthsary" celebrations, so she would borrow from a friend, who lived nearby and had promised to keep GS' relationship with CR a secret. GS, now married, didn't end up with CR, but the experience has clearl...

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Docu examines influencer culture, social connectivity in 3-country endeavor

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 45 min fa
With the aim of understanding "how influencers can culturally alter the way we live, eat, sleep, work and have relationships," three Southeast Asian filmmakers are joining forces to produce a documentary feature that will redefine online influencing in the time of pandemic. These three filmmakers---Eileen Chong from Singapore, Ratrikala Bhre Aditya from Jakarta and Doc Senoc from Manila---are inviting interested social media influencers to be a part of their project. They are launching a 90-day social documentary series titled "I am Social," which will "examine living in the age of social connectivity in three of the biggest digital hubs in the Southeast Asian region," the trio...

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Taiwan ramps up online education fair

Manila Standard - 3 ore 45 min fa
The Taiwan Education Center in the Philippines (TEC-PH) has launched the 2020 Online Taiwan Higher Education Fair, the first time the event has taken the online form due to the coronavirus pandemic, its officials said.
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2 dead, 14 hurt in NY shooting

Manila Standard - 3 ore 55 min fa
Two people were killed and 14 wounded early Saturday in a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York state, police said.
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Siomai King Express debuts with mouth-watering seasonal products

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 56 min fa
Online franchise sensation Siomai King now brings to your home authentic all-time Chinese food favorites through its online ordering portal with more choices to enjoy. Experience the unique taste of Taiwan Beef Noodles, Pork Gyoza, Vegetarian Kuchai, and regular Pork Dumplings, the oriental zesty taste of Spicy Chicken, Spicy squid, and Spicy pork. Also included in the Siomai King Express seasonal mouth-watering product lineup are the unique Taiwan Asado and Bola Bola siopao that boast of a rich taste and its four Manthou lineup --- Regular, Wheat, Brown and Ube--- which you can enjoy any time of the day. Easy to prepare, with cooking instructions indicated on every Siomai K...

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Group slams Ombudsman for limiting access to public officials’ SALN

INQUIRER.net - 4 ore 56 min fa
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines --- Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI), a network of nongovernment organizations, slammed the Office of the Ombudsman for limiting the access to statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of government officials. Last Sept. 1, Ombudsman Samuel Martires issued memorandum circular limiting the instances when the SALN of a public official could be accessed by an interested individual or a group. These are in instances when an official filing the SALN may authorize its release through a notarized letter of authority, following a court order in relation to a pending case, and for a fact-finding investigation being ...

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Tawi-Tawi lists 61 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike in BARMM

INQUIRER.net - 5 ore 7 min fa
COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines --- The number of COVID-19 cases in far-flung Tawi-Tawi province spiked wildly on Friday with 61 infections, the highest single-day increase so far in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In a bulletin released on Saturday, the BARMM health ministry said the cases were recorded in the capital town of Bongao, raising the province's total to 72. On Thursday, Sept. 17, Tawi-Tawi only had 11 cases, the health ministry noted. In other areas of the region, six more cases recorded as of Friday, raising the total count to 895 of which 163 are active. Lanao del Sur, which includes Marawi City, has the most number of COVID...

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Senate to pass legislation giving Duterte authority in curbing red tape

INQUIRER.net - 5 ore 42 min fa
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate will create legislation that allows President Rodrigo Duterte to temporarily stop time frames under the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) which will ease processing time for doing business in government, two senators said Saturday. In an interview over radio station DWIZ, Senate President Vicente Sotto II said they thought of crafting a bill "without necessarily" amending the ease of doing business law. "In so many words ay bibigyan ng authority ang Presidente na baguhin yung mga system itself. We can do that through a law without necessarily amending the ease of doing business so siguro antayin muna yung i-da-draft," Sotto said, responding to a quer...

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De los Santos tops world No. 1 Garcia for 10th gold medal

INQUIRER.net - 5 ore 51 min fa
MANILA, Philippines --- James De los Santos got another win over world No. 1 Eduardo Garcia and snagged his ninth and 10th gold medals in virtual tournaments to boost his bid for the top spot in the e-karate world rankings. The 30-year-old De los Santos trumped Garcia by the slimmest of margins, 24.8-24.5, in the 4th Edition SportData eTournament World Series, considered as the most prestigious of the online meets with its point system awarding four times than that of normal competitions. This was De los Santos' second straight win over Garcia in a finals match after the Portuguese won their first two meetings. "This tournament meant even more when I advanced to the final round agai...

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2 dead, 14 wounded at party in Rochester, New Yor

INQUIRER.net - 5 ore 53 min fa
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--- Gunfire at a backyard party killed two people and wounded 14 others early Saturday in Rochester, New York, a city that has been roiled in recent weeks by outrage over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. As many as 100 people were at the gathering when the shooting started just before 12:30 a.m., Acting Police Chief Mark Simmons told reporters. Police were still trying to piece together who opened fire and why. Simmons said it was too early to say whether more than one person was shooting or whom the intended targets may have been. "It sounded like somebody was trying to go to war," neighborhood resident Asa Adams told Spectrum News. A man and woman, ...

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As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

INQUIRER.net - 6 ore 4 min fa
WASHINGTON--- Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Schiff said he thought it was "odd" that Congress hadn't been briefed. He got in touch with high-ranking officials in the intelligence agencies, and they didn't know about it, either. It turned out that Russian hackers had unsuccessfully tried to infiltrate the Senate computer network of then-Sen. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and other unidentified candidates. Two years later, Schiff says that ...

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