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Monday 24 August 2015

08-24-15| Banner stories of Philippine TV Network plus PAG-ASA Weather Updates


  1. ABS-CBN|
    • PH stock exchange plunges as China routs global markets
    • Doctors warn: Heavy traffic can be fatal Solon wants ban on condo reservation fees
    • GlobalPort's Sumang just happy to be drafted
    • BCDA, Japan gov't in talks for Bulacan-Clark rail project
    • Asia stocks slump as China falls gather pace, yen rallies
    • Manila Water still fixing water leak in QC
    • DSWD takes custody of baby slapped by mom
    • TOP 4: Kamp Kawayan's Sassa and her 'Voice Kids' journey
    • How Sarah G reacted to 'Voice Kids' Top 4
    • Aquino thumbs down house arrest for Arroyo
    • Pia wants NHCP chief's head for defending Torre
    • Trillanes: Senate funds not used to pay household expenses
    • Father seeks daughter who went missing with boyfriend
    • Miriam blasts 'thieves' in Bureau of Customs
    • Powerful typhoon Goni approaches Japan
    • LOOK: Maxene's fun-filled New York trip
    • VIRAL: Traffic compels ex-24K girl to twerk
    • Ylona, Bailey of 'PBB' perform on 'Showtime'
    • Pemberton admits choking Jennifer after oral sex, fight
    • Pemberton admits choking, dragging Jennifer Laude
    • ELEKSYON 2016 PNoy: It doesn’t make sense for LP to attack Poe
    • 10-M tourism goal to remain a target – opposition lawmakers              
    • Benguet province now under state of calamity               
    • Oil companies to roll back fuel prices Tuesday            
    • We’re just enforcing law in balikbayan box inspections —Bert Lina             
    • Relief aid flown to evacuees as Ineng death toll rises                 
    • LIST: Canceled flights for Monday          
    • 4 Pinoy nurses have MERS in Saudi – DFA              
    • PHL coal-power plans unsettle clean-energy investors              
    • DPWH: Local execs, solons ask for P8-B in multipurpose buildings              
    • A week after blast, Thai police say whereabouts of bomber a mystery              
    • Megan Young on Tom Rodriguez: 'Grabe makatitig, nakaka-melt'               
    • PSEi plunges 7% to hit 6,000-level              
  3. NEWS 5|
    • Thousands of migrants cross Macedonia, Serbia heading for EU
    • Finding one's email in Ashley Madison leak may mean a number of things -- security expert
    • Singapore PM defends immigration policy ahead of general election
    • GSIS plans sale of more properties before yearend

      Customs sticks to Balikbayan box random checks as OFWs' petition gains
    • Workers' party to Customs: Balikbayan boxes contain labor, love; smuggled goods in container vans
    • COCKTALES | Court rejects PWU rehab, censures management over missing P80-M faculty fund
    • #WALANGPASOK | Class suspensions today, August 24, in aftermath of typhoon Ineng

PAG-ASA News and Weather

Weather Advisory
Issued at: 11:00 AM, 24 August 2015
The Southwest Monsoon or “HABAGAT” is expected to bring frequent rains over Bataan, Zambales and Pangasinan. Residents in these areas are advised to be alert against possible flashfloods and landslides.

PAGASA starts receiving data from Korean satellite.
PAGASA has achieved another milestone in remote sensing history last March 23 when its satellite ground station in Quezon City started receiving data from the COMS satellite...

PAGASA modifies Public Storm Warning System.
For the past ten years, the Philippines has experienced a number of extremely damaging tropical cyclones, particularly typhoons with more than 220 kilometres per hour (kph) of sustained winds...

The PAGASA will be having this year's Meteorological Training Course (MTC)...


Permberton admits strangling, killing Laude
By Mahatma Datu
OLONGAPO CITY, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, on trial here for the death of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in October last year, admitted on Monday to the crime, saying he choked him but it was “in self-defense.” 
PHL pushes for increased women participation in economy
By Kris M. Crismundo
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- The Philippines is set to host the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Women and Economy 2015 Fora as it eyes more participation of women in the economy.

Cayetano seeks for clear guidelines on proposed Php 34-B yearly block grant for Bangsamoro gov't
By Jelly F. Musico
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) – Senator Pia Cayetano on Monday calls for a clear-cut guidelines on how the Bangsamoro government would appropriate the Php34-billion block grant from the national government.

Saudi confirms 49 MERS infections in one week
RIYADH, Aug. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) -- The Saudi Health Ministry on Monday confirmed the infection of 49 people with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, in a week, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Enrile’s bail will not stop campaign against corrupt officials, says President Aquino
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday maintained that the Supreme Court decision to grant Senator Juan Ponce Enrile bail would not undermine the government’s campaign to pursue corrupt officials.

President Aquino inspects major infrastructure projects in Cebu City
CEBU CITY, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- President Benigno S. Aquino III led the inspection of major infrastructure projects here on Monday.

President Aquino still optimistic priority measures will be approved on time
By Joann Santiago
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- President Benigno Aquino III remains confident that lawmakers would be able to pass necessary measures for the year despite the current lack of quorum in the House of Representatives.

President Aquino inspects infra projects in Cebu
CEBU CITY, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday inspected two newly-completed infrastructure projects in Cebu -- the Mactan Circumferential Road in Lapu-Lapu City and the Sergio Osmena Jr. Boulevard in this city.

DSWD releases 7,968 family food packs in Ilocos provinces
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) field office in Region 1 has extended food assistance to the provinces which were hit by typhoon "Ineng".

Philippines, Mexico sign Memorandum of Understanding to enhance intellectual property cooperation
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- Representatives of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Mexican Institute of the Industrial Property (IMPI) on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance cooperation in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights through joint activities.

WB conducts review on DA-Philippine Rural Development Projects
By Lilybeth G. Ison
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- A team from the World Bank (WB) will be visiting several sub-projects implemented under the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) to assess its progress and address issues and concerns in the implementation.

Oil firms to reduce prices for 9th week
By Juzel L. Danganan
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) – Oil firms will reduce prices on Tuesday, for the ninth consecutive week.

Finance ministers of APEC member economies all set to launch roadmap in Cebu meeting
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- When finance ministers of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies meet in Cebu this September, they will take the first step towards financial integration for the region.

President Aquino to review Customs bureau’s plan to conduct spot checks on balikbayan boxes
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday that he is set to meet with key officials to discuss the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) plan to conduct random inspections of balikbayan boxes that has drawn complaints from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Two Filipino nurses in ICU for MERS virus, says DFA
By Michaela del Callar
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- Two female Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia have been confined in the intensive care unit for contracting the deadly MERS-COV virus, while two others are in isolation, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

President Aquino still optimistic Sen. Poe will be Roxas' running mate
By Joann Santiago
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- President Benigno Aquino III remains hopeful that Senator Grace Poe will agree to be the running mate of Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Mar Roxas in the 2016 polls.

OCD-CAR: Death toll due to ‘Ineng’ climbs to 13
BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 24 (PNA) –- Thirteen people are confirmed dead while four others were injured in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) due to the effects of typhoon Ineng’s wrath in the region.

Initial crop damage reaches PhP40.8-M due to typhoon 'Ineng'
By Lilybeth G. Ison
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday reported initial damage to crops amounted to PhP40,862,374 due to typhoon "Ineng."

SC saves another mayor via condonation doctrine
By Perfecto T. Raymundo
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- The Supreme Court (SC) has issued its final ruling on the case of a mayor in Pantar, Lanao del Norte who was ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) in connection with the administrative charges filed against him.

Update: More flights cancelled
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- More flights were cancelled on Monday due to bad weather brought by “habagat” or southwest monsoon rains, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said on its latest advisory.

Chinese shares nosedive over 8% by midday
BEIJING, Aug. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks nosedived Monday morning despite government approval on Sunday to allow the state pension fund to invest in the stock market.

Currency depreciation, tumbling oil prices will not deter EU from investing in ASEAN
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 24 (PNA/Bernama) -- The depreciation in several ASEAN currencies will not deter the European Union from investing in Southeast Asia, a top European business official said yesterday.

DSWD, LGUs continue to send assistance to ‘Ineng’ affected families
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Monday that its field offices in Regions 1, 2, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continue to send assistance to local government units' (LGUs) relief distribution to affected families of typhoon ‘Ineng’ and most provinces in Northern Luzon continue to have rains due to enhanced southwest monsoon or "habagat."

Bad weather grounds 4 flights
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- Four flights were cancelled on Monday 8 a.m. due to bad weather spawned by "habagat" or monsoon rains, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in an advisory.

2 more flights cancelled due to bad weather
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- Bad weather due to “habagat” or monsoon rains prompted the cancellation of two more flights on Monday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in an advisory at 11 a.m.

Yellow warning up in Tarlac, Nueva Ecija and Batangas due to typhoon-enhanced 'habagat'
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- Due to prevailing southwest monsoon still enhanced by typhoon "Ineng", the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued a "yellow" alert warning in Tarlac, Nueva Ecija and Batangas at 11 a.m. Monday.

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Roundup: Over 4,000 migrants rescued off Libyan coasts
ROME, Aug. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) -- Some 4,400 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coasts on Saturday, the Italian coast guard said on Sunday.

'Ineng' exits PHL, 'habagat' continues to bring rains in Luzon Monday
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) -- Typhoon "Ineng" is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) heading towards Japan as all public storm warning signals in the country were lifted, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday.

2 Koreas resume high-level talks to defuse tensions
SEOUL, Aug. 24 (PNA/Kyodo) -- North and South Korea on Sunday resumed their high-level talks at the truce village of Panmunjeom on ways to defuse heightened tensions in the wake of last week's exchange of artillery shells across the inter-Korean border.

EU ready to share experience on connectivity with ASEAN
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 24 (PNA/Bernama) -- The European Union (EU) is ready to share with ASEAN its experience and expertise on "connectivity", which is crucial in establishing a successful trading bloc.

Philipine News Agency

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