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PH gov’t to act on malnutrition plaguing Mayon evacuees

October 31, 2014 3:05 pm

LEGAZPI CITY: Malnutrition as well as the underlying health status of the population is confronting evacuation facilities in Albay where over 55,000 individuals are being kept away from the reported threat of Mt. Mayon eruptions, according to the National Nutrition … Read more »

New tropical depression threatening PH

October 31, 2014 2:15 pm

The low pressure area outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into into a tropical depression, the state weather bureau said on Friday. In its 11:00 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said that as of 10 a.m., the tropical … Read more »

P217-M smuggling raps filed vs rice importer, customs brokers

October 31, 2014 1:45 pm

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a total of P217 million smuggling cases against a rice trading firm and its customs brokers. Charged were Intercontinental Grains Trading, Inc. (Intercontinental Grains) and its … Read more »

NY Times narrows loss, sees progress in digital

October 31, 2014 1:25 pm

NEW YORK: The New York Times Co. said Thursday it narrowed its losses from the same period a year ago, while touting progress in its transition to a digital news operation. The prestigious daily reported a loss of $12.5 million … Read more »

Embattled Burkina Faso leader refuses to quit after day of violence

October 31, 2014 1:00 pm

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore on Thursday refused to give up power but called off a state of emergency imposed after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament set ablaze. Opposition figures said around … Read more »

US right-to-die woman holds on, in new video

October 31, 2014 12:30 pm

LOS ANGELES: A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would kill herself on November 1 now says she may wait a little longer. Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old brain cancer sufferer, made … Read more »

PH anti-narcotics agency affirms suspension of regional deputy director

October 31, 2014 11:50 am

CEBU CITY: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has denied the motion for reconsideration filed by PDEA 7 deputy regional director Esperideon Javier asking the office to set aside its earlier decision finding him guilty for Conduct Prejudicial to the … Read more »

Zimbabwe opposition hopes to reboot and challenge Mugabe

October 31, 2014 11:20 am

HARARE, Zimbabwe: Enfeebled by its electoral loss to veteran leader Robert Mugabe and a post-vote split, Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change meets on Friday to elect new leaders and forge a new plan against Mugabe’s 34-year rule. MDC spokesman … Read more »

Solon proposes use of credit cards for PH tax payments

October 31, 2014 10:42 am

No cash to pay your taxes? Then use your credit card. This is the proposal of Rep. Eric L. Olivarez (1st District, Parañaque City) under House Bill 5095, which seeks to allow the use of credit cards or debit cards … Read more »

Lenovo completes acquisition of Motorola mobility from Google

October 31, 2014 10:25 am

BEIJING: Lenovo Group, the world’s biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday it has fully acquired Motorola’s mobile business, making Lenovo world’s third largest smartphone maker. In the USD 2.9-billion deal, Lenovo took over the Motorola brand and Motorola’s portfolio of … Read more »