Start Magazine | Latest News

PRRD just keeping word to back cops in anti-drug drive: Lorenzana

Manila, Jan. 24 -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte is just keeping his promise to back police officials at the forefront of his administration's anti-drug campaign, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday.

read more...

New sin tax law to give Pinoys comfortable life: Andanar

Manila, Jan. 24 -- The signing of Republic Act (RA) 11467, which raises excise taxes on vape, heated tobacco and liquor products, will help President Rodrigo Duterte fulfill his promise of a "dignified and comfortable" life for Filipinos, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar said on Friday.

read more...

DOH-12 optimistic of meeting target for mass polio vaccination

Manila, Jan. 24 -- Health personnel in Region 12 (Soccksargen) are optimistic of meeting the target 95 percent coverage in the ongoing second round of the mass immunization campaign against polio.

read more...

Bishop issues prayer to stop spread of ASF in Bataan

BALANGA CITY, Jan. 24 -- Bishop Ruperto Santos has issued a diocesan prayer to stop the African swine fever (ASF) from spreading in Bataan province.

read more...

BJMP implements single 'carpeta' system in Zambo jail

Manila, Jan. 24 -- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has started implementing the single "carpeta" system at the Zamboanga City Jail (ZCJ) for easier access to the records of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL), an official said Friday. Senior Jail Officer 1 Rey Laurence Comprendio, ZCJ information officer, said they are targeting to complete the encoding of the PDLs records by the first quarter of this year. Comprendio said a single "carpeta" system will mean that all jail facilities will have a centralized data of PDL records around the country. For instance, he said the central office could easily access the data, which include the PDL's personal information, date detention, the nature of the case, and the court decision, from the different regions online. Comprendio said the single "carpeta" system will also hasten tracking down an escapee since the record can be accessed by all detention facilities nationwide. However, he said they are confronted by the erratic Internet signal that delays the encoding of the data. Currently, the ZCJ houses a total of 3,559 male PDLs and is one of the 20 detention facilities in the region that is under the jurisdiction of the BJMP.

read more...

Group wants water hyacinths in CDO river removed

Manila, Jan. 24 -- A nonprofit foundation here has warned that the unabated growth of water hyacinths in the Cagayan River would worsen future flooding. Dr. Rosalina Huerbana, president of Safer River, Life Saver Foundation Inc. (SRLSF), said Thursday eradication remains the best solution to rid the river of the free-floating perennial aquatic plant. Huerbana said SRLSF has been manually removing water hyacinths on a daily basis but conceded that the cleanup requires machinery and support from the local government. "We need machines to speed up the process, but it's so expensive. This is why the workers do it manually," she said, pointing out that several local governments in Metro Manila use conveyor-type machines to clean the Pasig River. In an earlier statement, the City Local Environment Office chief Armen Cuenca said they share the apprehension over the exponential growth of the aquatic weed plant on the river. However, Cuenca said the local government would want to "regulate" the growth of the water hyacinths rather than weeding it out completely. Cuenca said the aquatic plant can absorb toxic chemicals and heavy metals and could also be used as rich source for fiber for ropes and textile production. "There are already studies that would say that water hyacinths can be used in treating water as natural filters," he said. Livelihood use Huerbana agreed with Cuenca, saying the regulation of water hyacinth growth to optimal levels would still need machinery--both for harvesting the plant and to process it into raw fiber. She said the Villar Foundation, a livelihood organization founded by Senator Cynthia Villar and her husband, former Senator Manuel Villar, popularized the use of water hyacinths to help small businesses turn the raw material into handicrafts and other products. "You can see how their organization made gowns, bags, and handicrafts from those fibers. They said they are willing to share their expertise to teach us here," she said. Huerbana said turning the river's massic population of water hyacinths into a commercial venture would need the cooperation of the private sector and the government. Alfonso Alamban, director of the Department of Science and Technology in Region-10 (DOST-10), earlier said water hyacinths have been a source of livelihood for a number of residents in Bukidnon and Cotabato provinces. Virgilio Fuertes, DOST provincial director in Bukidnon, said the machine needed to convert the aquatic plan into use fiber is relatively cheaper depending on the desired product outcomes. Fuertes said DOST is open to conduct free technical assistance to any group planning to come up with a livelihood project involving water hyacinth fiber production. "It's been long existing (the fiber machine), especially in Luzon. The Villars already made good projects out of it, so any group can also ask assistance from Senator Villar for the (procurement of) the equipment," he said.

read more...

Antique capital eyes sisterhood pact with Silay in NegOcc

Manila, Jan. 24 -- A sisterhood pact is being eyed between Antique's capital town San Jose de Buenavista and Silay City in Negros Occidental.

read more...

China shuts down transport, temples as virus death toll rises to 25

By Martin Pollard and David Stanway WUHAN, China (Reuters) - China stepped up measures to contain a virus which has

read more...

A 97,000-gallon red wine leak made its way into a Northern California river

A creek near a Sonoma County, California, vineyard is now a bit more refined after more than 97,000 gallons of wine spilled Wednesday.

read more...

‘Free to Go’: Nitish Snubs Varma For Questioning JD(U)-BJP Tie-Up

Responding to a letter addressed to him, Nitish Kumar said issues should be discussed within party or at meetings.

read more...

Happy Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Day! Netflix release time and season 3 cast

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - the spooky take on the classic Archie comics series – is set to return for

read more...

Underperforming Euro auto shares reflect fear of new front in U.S. trade wars

By Danilo Masoni and Julien Ponthus MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - Euphoric stock markets celebrated the China-U.S. trade truce by marking record

read more...

EC Asks Twitter to Take Down Kapil Mishra’s Tweet on Delhi Polls

Kapil Mishra, who left the Aam Aadmi Party to join the BJP, is no stranger to controversy.

read more...

‘Sorry, Won’t Say Sorry’: Rajinikanth on Statement About Periyar

Actor Rajinikanth said he refuses to apologise to those protesting against his controversial remark on Periyar.

read more...

India vs New Zealand 1st T20: Munro Smashes Fifty in 36 Balls

Live updates from the first T20I between India and New Zealand at Auckland.

read more...

The latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

(Reuters) - An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 25

read more...

Transfer news LIVE: Bruno Fernandes annoyed at Man Utd conduct, Eriksen to Barcelona, Chelsea Dembele talks

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s live coverage of the January Transfer Window amid reports Bruno Fernandes has been left 'annoyed'

read more...

Lion Air to test investor appetite for IPO, launches pre-marketing next week

By Anshuman Daga and Scott Murdoch SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Indonesia's Lion Air is launching a pre-marketing drive next week

read more...

BNP thanks Gambia for suing Myanmar

Dhaka, Jan 24 (UNI) Hailing the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) recent order for provisional measures to protect Rohingyas from alleged genocide in Rakhine state of Myanmar, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday thanked the Gambian government for filing the case against Myanmar.

read more...

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian embassy in Beijing cancels R-Day event

Beijing, Jan 24 (UNI) The Indian embassy in China has cancelled Republic Day celebrations in wake of outbreak and spread of the new Coronavirus.

read more...

Myanmar: Departing UN rights expert still hopeful for democratic transition

United Nations, Jan 24 (UNI) An independent human rights expert on Friday said she has not given up hope for a democratic transition in Myanmar even though the country has yet to address “grave allegations” of international crimes, including possible genocide.

read more...

Sensex up by 137 pts

Mumbai, Jan 24 (UNI) The BSE sensex on Friday rallied by 137 points at 41,524.28 as Materials, FMCG, Finance, Industrials, Bankex and Auto stocks. The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too rose by 45.30 points to 12,225.65.

read more...

Strides Pharma gets USFDA tentative approval for Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment

Mumbai, Jan 24 (UNI) Pharma Major, Strides Pharma Science on Friday said its step-down wholly owned subsidiary, Strides Pharma Global Pte. Limited, Singapore, has received tentative approval for Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment USP, 0.05 per cent....

read more...
NEXT PAGE