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January 9, 2019 6:40 AM Low prices leave Benguet vegetables rotting

Long lines of vegetable trucks wait to unload their produce – only to be told that the prices are too low BAGUIO, Philippines – At this time of the year, the agriculture story in Benguet would be about frost nipping at cabbage and other vegetables. Instead, the untold stories are more chilling. At the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) and the La Trinidad 23

December 6, 2018 7:11 AM Chanel sheds exotic animal skin from fashion line

The luxury brand has banned the use of lizard, crocodile, and snake skin in any of their creations Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house to turn its back on exotic animal pelts such as lizard, crocodile and snake skin, in a move hailed by animal rights groups on Tuesday, December 4 (Wednesday, December 5 in the Philippines). Its head of fashion 29

November 21, 2018 5:19 AM Gordon bill to create culture of organ donation among Filipinos

Senator Richard Gordon has filed a bill that aims to create a culture of organ donation among Filipinos. "Explicit Opt-Out laws have long been among the major interventions used to increase the pool of potential donors in countries such as Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland 39

October 16, 2018 4:44 AM P680K worth of shabu mixed with candy seized in QC

Around 100 grams of shabu (crystal meth) which have been mixed with crushed candies, were seized from two alleged drug pushers during a buy-bust operation in Novaliches, Quezon City on Tuesday. According to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), undercover police officers arrested suspects Ryan Ceblano and Jester Sanciangco, 18, during the bust along 20

October 12, 2018 9:34 PM Bargain hunters lift PSEi back to 7,000

The local stock barometer sprang back to the 7,000 level on Friday as the previous day’s bloodbath attracted domestic bargain-hunters. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) recovered 120.39 points, or 1.75 percent to close at 7,004.77, tracking the rebound in regional markets and the Dow Futures. Local investors kept the index afloat 21

October 11, 2018 7:11 AM P3.2-M worth of marijuana seized inside QC apartment

Around P3.2-million worth of dried marjiuana were discovered on Wednesday evening inside the house of a drug suspect who was arrested in a prior buy-bust operation in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City. Reports from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said that suspect Jomel Bernas, 26, from Barangay Batasan Hills, was the target of Batasan Police Station’s 16

October 10, 2018 2:53 AM Google appeals record EU fine over Android

In its July decision, Brussels accuses Google of using the Android system's huge popularity on smartphones and tablets to promote the use of its own Google search engine and shut out rivals BRUSSELS, Belgium – Google on Tuesday, October 9, appealed the biggest ever anti-trust fine by the EU, which imposed a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech giant 36

October 2, 2018 4:12 PM Supermarkets urged to sell rice at P38 a kilo

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is asking major retailers to sell rice at a set price of P38, in a bid to help tame the soaring prices of the staple. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters on Tuesday that the proposal will involve allowing big supermarkets to import and then sell rice at the said price level. These firms will be barred 31

October 2, 2018 12:27 PM P680K worth of shabu seized in Naga City

LEGAZPI CITY — Police drug operatives confiscated on Tuesday afternoon some P680,000 worth of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) from a high-value target in a drug operation in Naga City, Camarines Sur province, police report said. The suspect, identified as Amelia Silvestre, alias “Madam Bibi,” of Barangay Cristo Rey in Iriga City, was arrested in Barangay 12

September 27, 2018 10:24 AM NFA deal with supermarkets to sell affordable rice in limbo

A deal that would have allowed supermarkets to sell affordable rice is now in limbo after the National Food Authority (NFA) asked retailers to pay a huge sum for a permit that was not part of the agreement. A top official of a supermarket group said that they learned recently that each retailer with a paid-up capital of P10 million needs to pay P115,000 to get an NFA permit 30