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January 8, 2019 7:29 AM Hyundai shows off walking car project at CES 2019

Hyundai's Elevate project is billed as an unprecedented 'Ultimate Mobility Vehicle' that combines technology from electric cars with robotics LAS VEGAS, USA – South Korean car maker Hyundai on Monday, January 7, gave a look at work it is doing on a vehicle with robotic legs to let it walk or crawl over treacherous terrain. Hyundai showed off its Elevate 146

January 4, 2019 1:59 PM Bicol farmers affected by Usman to get soft loans, aid

At least 28,714 farmers and 30,900.07 hectares in Bicol were affected by Usman and the tail end of the cold front ALBAY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) will be providing soft loans of at least P25,000 and aid of P5,000 to each farmer in the Bicol region whose crops were destroyed by flooding and landslides caused by Tropical Depression 110

January 3, 2019 11:08 AM Gordon commends PNP for swift resolution of Batocabe slay case

Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, today commended the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the swift resolution of the assassination of Ako Bicol Partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe. "I wish to congratulate the Philippine National Police in its swift and effective identification of the mastermind and suspects 122

January 2, 2019 1:35 AM De Lima sponsors Senate proposal regulating public solicitation

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has recommended the approval of a measure that seeks to better regulate the practice of public solicitation in the country and ensure that proceeds raised are utilized for the intended purpose. De Lima, chair of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, has reported out Senate Bill (SB) No. 2111, also referred 124

October 28, 2018 2:56 AM How to fact-check reports during disasters

How do you know if an article or tweet sharing disaster-related information is true? At a time when information becomes a form of "relief" for those affected by emergencies, it is important to spread accurate and relevant news to aid decision-makers and responders on the ground. (READ: Social media: Critical for disaster managers) How can you tell if tweets 92

October 22, 2018 1:53 PM Grab to train drivers as emergency first responders

Grab drivers will no longer just get you to your destination. The company's plan is for them to become emergency first responders and aid in busting crime, too. MANILA, Philippines – Grab drivers are going the extra mile and may soon save lives in road accidents and help bust crime. The ride-hailing company launched its Safer Everyday Tech Roadmap on Monday 111

October 14, 2018 1:33 AM US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office

WASHINGTON — Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump’s shoulder in prayer on Saturday, asking God to provide the president “supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him.” Trump welcomed Brunson to the White House to celebrate his release 81

October 10, 2018 11:37 AM Makabayan bloc wants probe on Benguet, Cebu landslides

The House Makabayan bloc on Wednesday sought an inquiry into the recent landslides in Itogon, Benguet and Naga, Cebu. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, ACT-Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro, Gabriela Reps. Emmi de Jesus and Arlene Brosas, Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao, and Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago filed House Resolution 2238 in a bid to come up with an appropriate 70

October 10, 2018 6:10 AM PH gives aid worth $300K to Indonesia for quake-tsunami victims

BALI — The Philippines has sent over US$300,000 in assistance to Indonesia ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s arrival here for the Southeast Asian leaders’ meeting. At a press briefing on Wednesday, Manila’s ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee said that the Philippine government’s donation would be made up of generator sets as well as water and medical 58

October 4, 2018 8:01 AM Gatchalian wants budget hike for AFP reserve corps

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is eyeing a higher budget for the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Corps (AFPRF) in 2019 to improve the reserve corps’ training during natural calamities. “I believe that we should maintain and develop the AFP Reserve Force to help our country respond to the disastrous effects of natural calamities caused by climate 33