Vaping Companies Sue U.S. to Review E-Cigarettes Laws

A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration's yearslong effort to regulate the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, which includes makers and retailers of e-cigarette devices and flavored solutions. The vaping group argued that the latest deadline of next May to submit products for review could wipe out many of the smaller companies. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky. E-cigarettes first appeared in the U.S. more than a decade ago and have grown in popular...

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“Sana all:” Magkasintahan, pasok sa top 10 Physician Licensure Exam 2019
Pinupuri ngayon ng maraming netizens ang viral photo ng isang magkasintahan sa Facebook Ang magkasintahan kasi na ito ay parehong pasok sa top 10 ng katatapos lang na 2019 Physician Licensure Exam Kasama umano sa [Read More]
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Drilon wants no funding for PAO forensic lab
MANILA, Philippines --- The forensics laboratory of the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) may have to face abolition as Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Monday that he would move to transfer its P19.5 million proposed funding to another agency. During the Senate finance sub-committee hearing on the proposed budget of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Drilon said the creation of PAO's forensic laboratory was "unauthorized" and a "clear duplication" of functions already being performed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP). "It is my view...that the forensics laboratory is a clear duplication of the functions of the NBI and t...Keep on reading: Drilon wants no funding for PAO forensic lab
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Honolulu murder-suicide claims Filipino couple
HONOLULU -- A Filipino shot his estranged wife and then killed himself in a murder-suicide on Thursday, Sept. 19, Honolulu police said. Marcos Villaspir, barged into Community Care Foster Family Home in Kalihi where his ex-wife, Imelda, was working and shot her and then himself at about 2:40 p.m. Villaspir died at the scene while Imelda died later at Queen's Medical Center. Adult protective services were sent to help the displaced patients. None of the patients were injured in the shooting, althoughtwo patients were inside the licensed residential care home when at least three shots were fired. Neither of the patients was injured....Keep on reading: Honolulu murder-suicide claims Filipino couple
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Top lawyers revive old group to fight Duterte policies
MANILA, Philippines --- To protect civil liberties and people's rights, top lawyers, law organizations and law students have convened for the revival of a legal initiative to protect the civil liberties and constitutional rights of the public against the Duterte administration. "Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights have been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity," read the statement of unity of the Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLC). CLC is broad network of lawyers and law students formed in 2006 during the height of protests against the policies of then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo such as e...Keep on reading: Top lawyers revive old group to fight Duterte policies
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Woman gets life for DUI crash that killed Filipino child, grandma
TULARE, California -- A drunk driver who ignored a stop sign and crashed into vehicle, killing a Filipina grandmother and her 10-year-old granddaughter more than three years ago, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Judge Juliet Boccone sentencedCheyenne Wyllie,28, of Springville, to life in prison for a 2016 DUI collision that killed Angelita Espinosa, 69 and her granddaughter, Jamie Espinosa, and left Jamie father, George Espinosa, seriously injured. Wyllie previously had pleaded no contest to two counts of second-degree murder as well as felony driving under the influence causing injury with the special allegation of causing great bodily injury to George. Wyllie had sp...Keep on reading: Woman gets life for DUI crash that killed Filipino child, grandma
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Transgender Filipina missing in Texas while traveling
Family members of Pauline/Paula del Mundo are asking for the public's help in locating the woman, who was last known to be at DFW (Dallas Fort Worth, Texas) International Airport on Saturday, Sept. 14, en route to Cozumel, Mexico via American Airlines. Pauline del Mundo, perhaps traveling under the name Paulino Norberto del Mundo Jr. or Paula del Mundo, is described as a 59-year-old transgender woman who is "a naturalized American citizen, a federal employee," of Asian/Filipino ethnicity. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, and is 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a medium build. She lives in Tampa, Florida and was supposed to be staying at Iberostar Hotel in Cozumel, but hotel of...Keep on reading: Transgender Filipina missing in Texas while traveling
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‘The Steep Price of Freedom’: WWII in PH conference, Sept. 28
SAN FRANCISCO -- The fifth annual Conference on World War II in the Philippines will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fromm Hall Conference Center at the University of San Francisco. The conference is being co-hosted by Bataan Legacy Historical Society (BLHS), the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program of the University of San Francisco, Memorare Manila 1945 and USF Kasamahan, To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, this year's theme is "The Liberation of the Philippines -- The Steep Price of Freedom." Admission is free for all students, military, veterans, Grade 11 history teachers and USF faculty. ...Keep on reading: ‘The Steep Price of Freedom’: WWII in PH conference, Sept. 28
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For ‘Athlete’ stars, love transcends gender
Love knows no boundaries. That's the message Japanese actors Joe Nakamura and Yohdi Kondo hope to convey with their LGBTQ+ film "Athlete," which likewise touches on themes of acceptance and freedom of choice. "I don't know what Filipinos think about it, but I hope that, if they watch the movie, they get a better understanding of what LGBTQ is, and what love is," Joe, who recently flew to Manila with Yohdi to promote the film, told reporters at a press conference. "Love is not always the same. Typically, it's between the opposite sexes. But boys and boys, girls and girls---this is also love," pointed out the 45-year-old actor-model, who has starred in such movies as "Bond of ...Keep on reading: For ‘Athlete’ stars, love transcends gender
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Young JV on ‘Malandi Ka’: ‘Batu-bato sa langit’
Aside from the celebrity guests' style choices, another thing show biz kibitzers anticipated at the recent ABS-CBN Ball was the potential crossing of paths among the players in the controversial Gerald-Bea-Julia-Joshua love knot. But according to singer-actor Young JV, Gerald Anderson's best friend, no such encounter took place at the swanky party held at the Shangri-La at the Fort. "I think I saw Julia inside. But Ge and I were together [the whole time] and were enjoying ourselves. And I believe everyone was," Young JV told reporters at his recent launch as the endorser of Megasoft Hygienic Products' Fasclean Extra Power Detergent. "We were just at our table, eating and min...Keep on reading: Young JV on ‘Malandi Ka’: ‘Batu-bato sa langit’
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Lorenzana might scrap telco deal if it threatens PH security
MANILA, Philippines --- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has raised the prospect of rejecting the deal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the China-backed Dito Telecommunity Corp., the country's third telco, if it would compromise national security. "If it's necessary [I will reject it]. As Secretary [Salvador] Panelo [the presidential spokesperson] said, nothing's final yet. We can still take it back until I approve it. I am the approving authority," Lorenzana, speaking partly in Filipino, told reporters Monday on the sidelines of the blessing of new assets of the Philippine Navy Lorenzana was abroad during the time of the signing last Sept. 11. The agreement ha...Keep on reading: Lorenzana might scrap telco deal if it threatens PH security
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LOTTO RESULT September 24, 2019
LOTTO RESULT September 24, 2019 – Draws for 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto, and 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT September 24, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto and 6/42 Lotto draw for today, Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known […] The post LOTTO RESULT September 24, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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US Olympic Hall of Fame welcomes Liukin, Smith, Carlos
When she was a kid, Nastia Liukin watched the Olympics on TV and thought how cool it might be to one day meet some of America's greatest athletes. Then, she became one. Now, she'll be in the Hall of Fame with them. The champion gymnast and once-shunned track stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos were named Monday to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame's class of 2019, part of what many in the U.S. Olympic world view as overdue recognition for the sprinters and an overdue revival for the hall itself. "Going back to the 8-year-old Nastia, I was the girl who wanted to do flips because it was fun," Liukin said. "I never thought I'd be sitting here today with this news." The USOP...Keep on reading: US Olympic Hall of Fame welcomes Liukin, Smith, Carlos
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Bantag denies getting cash gift on taking over BuCor
MANILA, Philippines --- Gerald Bantag denied on Monday receiving any financial gifts following his recent appointment as chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). In a meeting he had at BuCor, he warned key personnel that anyone who would try to give him money would face administrative charges, he said in an interview at AM radio station DZMM. He said he used the word "kakatayin" --- the Filipino word for "kill," but which he used in the meeting to mean "to file administrative charges." The question about the financial gift came up because days earlier former BuCor officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos revealed that high-profile inmates traditionally gave newly-appointed BuCor offici...Keep on reading: Bantag denies getting cash gift on taking over BuCor
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Año: BuCor is the ‘culprit’ in messed up GCTA list
MANILA, Philippines --- Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao blamed the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Monday for the messed up list of convicts released on good conduct who should be rearrested. Ao said the rearrest of convicts believed to have been erroneously released due to the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law has been put on hold pending the submission of BuCor of a "clean list" of convicts who should be rearrested by the police. He said the BuCor was still validating the list, which contained the names of convicts released due to executive clemency and parole and not due to the GCTA law. "BuCor is the real culprit here. They don't have good records. They don't have a good...Keep on reading: Año: BuCor is the ‘culprit’ in messed up GCTA list
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Twin quakes jolt Surigao del Sur
MANILA, Philippines--Two quakes struck minutes apart off Cagwait town in Surigao del Sur, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported. At 10:34 p.m., a 4.6 magnitude quake occurred 50 kilometers northeast of Cagwait at a shallow depth of 15 km. After 12 minutes, a 4.2 quake was recorded and it centered 58 kilometers northeast of Cagwait at a depth of 7 km. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the twin quakes. The Philippines sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1168231/magnitude-4-1-quake-hits-off-surigao-del-sur  ...Keep on reading: Twin quakes jolt Surigao del Sur
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U.N. chief announces creation of constitutional committee on Syria
UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Monday, September 23, the creation of a committee on Syria that will include government and opposition representatives to draft a post-war constitution. "I firmly believe that the launching of a Syrian-organized and Syrian-led Constitutional Committee can be the beginning of a ...
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Casa Y Jardi Naram Pashmina n 2019: ‘Mother of All Bazaars’
Often dubbed as the “Mother of All Bazaars” because it has been around since the ‘50s, the Catholic Women’s Club’s (CWC’s) Casa Y Jardin bazaar is all set to open its doors to excited shoppers on Sept. 28 and 29 at The Fifth, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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See you at Cicchetti!
I would always hear about Cicchetti, an Italian restaurant in the Bonifacio Global City area, but never got to try it.
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Comics (September 24, 2019)
Comics (September 24, 2019)
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Tanghalang Pilipino’s Jonathan Tadioan gets biggest break in Katsuri
Tanghalang Pilipino Actors’ Company’s (AC) most senior and highly-prized member Jonathan “Tad” Tadioan may have started acting onstage at an early age, having been an actor for the theater guilds of Caloocan City High School and Far Eastern University, but he feels like he is still a newbie after more than two decades of performing in public.
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Moving on with Sue Ramirez
It was a couple of weeks ago when Sue Ramirez first confirmed in an interview with members of the entertainment press about the buzz swirling around that she and Joao Constancia had called it quits.
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What the hosts expect from ‘Clashers’
The second season of the GMA talent search The Clash was kicked off last Saturday and continues on Sundays, with the same set of judges composed of Lani Misalucha, Ai-Ai de las Alas and Christian Bautista.
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Big banks raising funds from local debt market
BDO Unibank Inc. and Security Bank Corp. returned to the onshore debt market to raise around P12.5 billion via the issuance of long term negotiable certificates of deposits (LTNCDs) to support their expansion initiatives.
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Philippines boosts global ranking in trade facilitation
The Philippines saw its trade facilitation score go up in this year’s United Nations (UN) Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation amid improvements in four out of five categories tracked by the report.
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GSIS offers loan program for LGU employees in Tarlac
State-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has opened a P170 million loan facility for employees of four local government units (LGUs) in the province of Tarlac, the state pension fund said over the weekend.
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‘Safeguard duties on rice unlikely to push prices up’
Local consumers will not feel the burden of higher prices of rice even if the government imposes safeguard duties on imports.
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Deprived of public libraries, Filipino students are running out of study spaces
A tweet of a Filipino teacher about allowing students to stay in restaurants and other similar places to study prompted calls for the establishment of more public libraries and spaces purely dedicated to studying. Writer and literature professor Ian Rosales Casocot shared his sentiments about an advisory of a McDonald’s branch that prohibits people from […] The post Deprived of public libraries, Filipino students are running out of study spaces appeared first on Interaksyon.
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FIFA orders Iran to allow women free access to football stadiums
PARIS, France – In the wake of the "blue girl' incident where a woman killed herself after being arrested trying to access a football stadium, a FIFA delegation has demanded Iran allow women free unlimited access to stadiums. FIFA travelled to Iran ahead of the weekend for talks on the matter ...
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Davao River contaminated with polio virus
DAVAO CITY---Health authorities here confirmed that the Davao River had been found positive of the polio virus, prompting them to order a massive polio vaccination drive next month, targeting all children in the city. Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, City Health Officer, said the water samples earlier submitted to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) confirmed the presence of polio virus in the Davao River, prompting health authorities here to set in motion a massive vaccination drive that would begin next month to stop the spread of the virus. "In October, there will be an outbreak response vaccination. Every children is targeted to be covered," she said. Villafuerte, ...Keep on reading: Davao River contaminated with polio virus
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End hazing at PMA for good, says legislator
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---Yet another legislator called for an end to hazing at the country's premiere military school, Philippine Military Academy (PMA), following the death of Cadet Darwin Dormitorio, the first casualty of hazing in PMA in 18 years. Like other legislators who spoke before him, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rodriguez called for the head of Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista, PMA superintendent. "I'm holding him responsible," said Rodriguez. Dormitorio died last Sept. 18. A police investigation showed his fatal injuries were due to hazing, which is already outlawed. Rodriguez said the hazing tradition at the PMA should be stopped for good. Subjecting plebes to humiliation and pain d...Keep on reading: End hazing at PMA for good, says legislator
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Commuting in the Philippines: Sometimes funny, often sad
From the past week, a video of a commuter who was trying hard to get to a jeepney trended on social media for how it was edited. It received amused reactions at first but some people noticed how it depicted the poor state of commuting for millions of Filipinos. The post Commuting in the Philippines: Sometimes funny, often sad appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Pinoy animator’s viral post on alleged exploitation triggers calls for industry overhaul
A Filipino’s experience with a Manila-based animation company contracted to work on Netflix’s “Carmen Sandiego” triggered accounts from other animators about the alleged exploitation they encountered in the industry. Facebook user Raf Dla, an animation graduate at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, shared that he was fired from Top Draw Animation because he was […] The post Pinoy animator’s viral post on alleged exploitation triggers calls for industry overhaul appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Basilan fishermen find 1 kg of cocaine floating near coastal town
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur---A shipment of cocaine weighing an estimated 1 kilogram was found by fishermen floating in waters off Basilan on Monday, Sept. 23, according to police. Col. Rufino Inot, Basilan police chief, said fishermen in the town of Mohamad Ajul found the package floating in waters between the villages of Langil and Linungan and reported it to authorities. Inot said a check showed the package was cocaine weighing at least 1 kg. Mohamad Ajul Mayor Ibrahim Ballaho offered a P10,000 reward for every cocaine haul turned over to authorities. The reward, said the mayor, would help encourage townsfolk to report cocaine drop-offs near the town's shores and pre...Keep on reading: Basilan fishermen find 1 kg of cocaine floating near coastal town
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‘Change now or be unlucky,’ Bantag warns inmates, BuCor staff
MANILA, Philippines --- Change now, or else you will be unlucky. This was the message of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag to prisoners and his personnel. "Magbago na kayo. Kung hindi, mamalasin kayo," he said in an interview at AM radio station DZMM, a few days after assuming his post. "Let them try [to do otherwise]. As I said, we will see," Bantag said in Filipino. "Let them try it, and I am here." And what would BuCor personnel and prisoners have to be afraid of under his leadership? "Maybe what they should fear is this: No matter how much money they try to bribe me with, that's nothing to me," he said. Bantag stressed that he did not accept the post...Keep on reading: ‘Change now or be unlucky,’ Bantag warns inmates, BuCor staff
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77 pass special electronics engineer, technician licensure exam
MANILA, Philippines --- A total of 77 examinees passed the special professional licensure examinations for electronics engineers and electronics technicians given in Middle East in August, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Monday. The PRC said of the 77 passers, 27 passed the electronics engineer licensure exam while the remaining 50 passed the electronics technician exam. The exam was given by the Board of Electronics Engineering in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Manama in Bahrain; Doha in Qatar; and Al Ahmadi in Kuwait. The PRC said successful examinees should personally register and sign in ...Keep on reading: 77 pass special electronics engineer, technician licensure exam
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Hostage drama in Ligao ends peacefully as child saved from own dad
LIGAO CITY -- A 6-year-old child was rescued by police from his own father who took him hostage inside their house in this city on Monday, Sept. 23. Maj. Dexter Panganiban, Albay police spokesperson, said the victim, identified only as John, was unhurt and brought to the city welfare development office after his three-hour ordeal in the hands of his father at the village of Layon. Panganiban said the hostage drama ended with the arrest of suspect Ferdinand Osurman, 29, after negotiations with police. Police said Osurman used a knife to threaten the child as he demanded to speak to his wife. The knife was recovered. An investigation is ongoing on what drove Osurman to take his...Keep on reading: Hostage drama in Ligao ends peacefully as child saved from own dad
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3 fishermen feared kidnapped by masked gunmen off Lahad Datu
KOTA KINABALU --- Three fishermen are feared to have been kidnapped from a Malaysian fishing boat in the waters off Lahad Datu close to the sea border with southern Philippines. It is believed that seven kidnap-for-ransom masked gunmen in two pump boats boarded two fishing vessels at noon on Monday (Sept 23). The gunmen abducted three of the fishing vessel's crew, and they are believed to be headed towards the chain of Tawi Tawi islands in southern Philippines that straddles Sabah waters. Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah and Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Huzaini Ghazali could not be reached for comment on the alleged incident....Keep on reading: 3 fishermen feared kidnapped by masked gunmen off Lahad Datu
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Drilon: PAO forensic lab a duplication, 'waste of money'
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Franklin Drilon said that the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) forensic laboratory is a waste of money, and a duplication of the forensic laboratories of the police and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). "Ang pera ng bayan ay nalulustay sa isang bagay ...
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Darwin Dormitorio's lifelong dream was to join the PMA
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – For the last 7 years, Darwin Dormitorio prepared himself physically and mentally for a lifelong dream of becoming a military changemaker. His father, Colonel William Dormitorio of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 1974, made sure that his son would be prepared for the rigors of cadet life inside ...
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Comelec OKs Duterte Youth’s new substitute nominees | Evening wRap
Today on Rappler: Comelec approves Duterte Youth's new substitute nominees The Commission on Elections or Comelec en banc approves the second withdrawal and substitution of nominees of party-list group Duterte Youth despite its filing past the deadline before the closing of polls on election day. #2030Now: Only ‘Chernobyl’ can bring democracy back to digital spaces Author and tech entrepreneur Andrew Keen ...
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Kris Bernal Reveals Her Social Media Accounts Hackers Demand Money
Hackers of the social media accounts of Kris Bernal demanded money Kapuso actress Kris Bernal revealed that the hackers of her social media accounts are demanding money in exchange of giving her back the control. Social media plays an important role in the lives of celebrities nowadays. Through their accounts, they are able to update […] The post Kris Bernal Reveals Her Social Media Accounts Hackers Demand Money appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bantag to Filipinos: ‘Do not lose hope; we have God’
MANILA, Philippines --- Newly appointed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag turned emotional as he urged Filipinos on Monday to not lose hope and gain strength from God. "I want to tell Filipinos, there's still hope. We should not lose hope no matter how heavy our problems are because we have God," Bantag said in Filipino in an interview at AM radio station DZMM. That was his reply when asked about what legacy he would want to leave at BuCor. Bantag then turned emotional and went quiet for over 20 seconds, as his voice broke while apologizing. "It's only from God that we draw strength. People die, but God is always there. No matter what it is, even death, let's ...Keep on reading: Bantag to Filipinos: ‘Do not lose hope; we have God’
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66 countries vow carbon neutrality by 2050 – U.N.
UNITED NATIONS – Sixty-six countries have signaled their intent to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, the United Nations said Monday, September 23, seen as a vital goal in preventing catastrophic longer term climate change . "In terms of the 2050 group, 66 governments are joined by 10 ...
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Ex-Caloocan execs lose bid to dismiss falsification case
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has denied the motion for reconsideration filed by two former Caloocan City officials in a bid to dismiss the falsification cases they are now facing at the anti-graft court. The court's Sixth Division, in a resolution dated Sept. 2, said ex-Caloocan Accountant Edna Centeno and former budget officer Jesusa Garcia wrongly argued that there was no evidence they falsified documents by saying there were funds for city projects when, in fact, there were none. The two former officials had asked the court to overturn an earlier ruling denying their demurrer to evidence, which would have allowed them to seek dismissal of the case based on their cont...Keep on reading: Ex-Caloocan execs lose bid to dismiss falsification case
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Philippine Navy eyes to have first submarines by 2027
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Navy is looking to acquire its first-ever submarines by 2027. Navy chief Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad said they had started to send personnel abroad in December last year for training ahead of the procurement of the submarines. "As early as December last year, we sent personnel to France to train for our submarine acquisition program, which hopefully will have the first deliveries of two submarines in 2027," he said in his speech in the ceremonial blessing for new amphibious vehicles and multi-purpose attack craft at the Navy headquarters in Manila on Monday. The planned acquisition of submarines was already approved by President Rodrigo Duter...Keep on reading: Philippine Navy eyes to have first submarines by 2027
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House OKs bill requiring universities to teach workers' rights
MANILA, Philippines – A bill that would require higher education institutions to integrate into their general education curriculum the rights of Filipino laborers hurdled the House of Representatives.  On Monday, September 23, legislators approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill (HB) No. 4466 or the proposed Labor Education ...
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Lacson on House OK of 2020 budget: What ‘record time?’
MANILA, Philippines --- Staunch pork barrel foe Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday, Sept. 23, disputed claims by House leaders that the lower chamber passed the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget in "record time," saying "they're not done yet." Lacson said the House of Representatives is still in the period of amendments which was "more tedious." "They just passed plenary debates, meaning period of interpellation," said Lacson in an ambush interview. "So it is wrong to conclude they passed the House version of the budget in record time because they have not done that yet," he added. Last Friday, Sept. 20, the House voted 257-6 to pass on final reading the proposed budget for next ...Keep on reading: Lacson on House OK of 2020 budget: What ‘record time?’
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Rouhani heads to U.N. in bid to win Iran support against 'cruel' U.S.
TEHRAN, Iran – President Hassan Rouhani set off for New York on Monday, September 23, to attend the UN General Assembly on a mission to win Iran support against "cruel" pressure from archfoe the United States. His departure came as Iran said an oil tanker flying the flag of US ...
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