30-September-11 PDS FX Settlement Rate :

Php43.775=USD1.00    Prev=43.614

THU SEP 30, 2011 12:10:00 PM :

PSEi      3,999.65    122.02    +3.1468%

 

Philippines

Philippines on alert for second typhoon in week

Pakistan Daily Times – ‎12 minutes ago‎
MANILA: The Philippines on Friday raised an alert in a dozen northern provinces for the second major typhoon in a week while workers were still struggling to move 120000 people to safety after the previous storm unleashed flooding on the main Luzon 

Stay put on jobs, Malacanang orders ARMM officials

Gulf Today – Manolo B. Jara – ‎1 hour ago‎
MANILA: Malacanang said the elected officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) whose terms ended on Sept.30 have been ordered to stay put in their jobs pending a ruling from the Supreme Court (SC).

Chambers agree to coordinate on laws

gulfnews.com – Gilbert P. Felongco – ‎2 hours ago‎
Manila: The Upper and Lower Houses of Congress have agreed that there is a need to form themselves into a Constituent Assembly that will institute amendments to the country’s 24-year-old statute.

Toll VAT collection on today

Tempo – ‎4 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – Malacanang reminded the people yesterday that the government starts collecting toll Value-Added Tax (VAT) today despite clamors to suspend it due to the aftermath of typhoon “Pedring.
Palace warns traders Journal Online

Payroll heist

Tempo – ‎5 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – Four thieves, one of them posing as a job applicant, got away yesterday with the P1.3 million payroll of Job-On-Link Recruitment Agency from its lady accountant at the firm’s office at Uni Building, EDSA corner Arayat St., Cubao, 

President Aquino flip-flops on Freedom of Info bill

Inquirer.net – Norman Bordadora – ‎3 hours ago‎
President Benigno Aquino III indicated he was not ready to include the freedom of information (FOI) bill on his list of priority measures, saying too much transparency may prove to be a bane rather than a benefit.
PNoy shoots down FOI bills; ‘sounds good, but prone to abuse’Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (blog)

Meet ‘Bantay,’ Makati City’s resident mascot

Inquirer.net – Tina G. Santos – ‎7 hours ago‎
The Makati government will formally introduce to the public “Bantay,” the city’s mascot for responsible pet ownership, on Sunday at the Ayala Triangle Park, part of the city’s activities marking World Animal and World Rabies Day.
Makati’s ‘Bantay’ Manila Bulletin

Kato no longer covered by ceasefire accord with gov’t – MILF

Inquirer.net – ‎18 hours ago‎
RENEGADE Moro rebel leader Ustadz Ameril Umra Kato bids journalists goodbye after an hourlong interview in his mountain lair. RYAN ROSAURO COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Breakaway Moro rebel leader Ameril Umbra Kato is not covered anymore by the 
Military operation vs Kato looms BusinessWorld Online

International Day of older persons

Tempo – ‎4 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – To address the needs of older persons, celebrate their role in all societies, and as an opportunity to lift millions of older persons out of poverty and ensure their rights to dignified, productive, and healthy lives, 

Cordillera: Landslides Caused By Typhoon Pedring Disrupt Local Business

UNPO – ‎7 hours ago‎
All major roads have been partly or completely blocked due to landslides impeding vegetable farmers dependent on selling their goods from reaching markets.

Looking beyond labels

Inquirer.net – Juan L. Mercado – ‎8 hours ago‎
Abu Sayyaf group members dwindled to 379 last June from a peak of 1270 four years back. Armed Forces headcount shows 46 ASG leaders were run to the ground.

Juvenile rehab

Manila Bulletin – ‎13 hours ago‎
CEBU CITY, Philippines (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 commended Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) for their big help in rehabilitating juvenile delinquents especially so that there are only very few rehabilitation 

GSIS restores benefits to Caloocan employees

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
Caloocan Mayor Enrico Echiverri hands GSIS president and general manager Robert Vergara a check representing the city’s initial debt payment at the GSIS headquarters yesterday.

No apologies

Tempo – ‎4 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – United States Ambassador to the Phillipines Harry K. Thomas Jr. said that will not apologize over his remark about prostitution in the country as he stressed that he is only telling the truth.
Amazing extrapolation Inquirer.net

Holy Rosary month under way

Tempo – ‎4 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – Catholics traditionally observe the month of October as the month of the Holy Rosary, celebrated in many parts of the country with fiestas, Marian processions, and special acts of devotion like the holding of prayer vigils and 

Students urged: Show teachers appreciation

Manila Bulletin – Ina Hernando-Malipot – ‎10 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Just five days away before the celebration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, the Department of Education (DepEd) Friday reminded students to show their appreciation to their mentors who have made a 
SPED centers receive subsidy from DepEd Philippine Information Agency

‘Stressed giant croc better off in QC’

Inquirer.net – Kristine L. Alave – ‎3 hours ago‎
Maybe what Lolong, the 1-ton crocodile caught in the Agusan Marsh last month, needs is a change of scenery. Secretary Ramon Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday said the crocodile —which has 

City eyes P60B investments, P3B infras until 2013

Sun.Star – ‎11 hours ago‎
ILOILO City is eyeing an ambitious but doable P60 billion in investments and P3 billion in infrastructures until 2013. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog bared this during the orientation-seminar on the Investment Priorities Plan, led by the Board of 

Boy escapes abduction attempt

Sun.Star – Bong Garcia – ‎7 hours ago‎
A GRADE four pupil managed to escape from an unidentified man who tried to abduct him Thursday in an east coast village in Zamboanga City, a police official said Friday.

Hazard-prone areas in Northern Samar capital bared

Sun.Star – ‎12 hours ago‎
THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Eastern Visayas, through the geology survey team lead by Chief Geologist James Leones, completed its geohazard assessment and geologic mapping of 1:10000-scale on 23 communities of Catarman town in Northern 

Business

‘We’re saving airline, 5000 jobs’

Inquirer.net – Paolo G. Montecillo – ‎3 hours ago‎
As Philippine Airlines (PAL) spins off its three non-core units and begins outsourcing 2600 jobs starting today (Saturday), the nation flag carrier lashed out at critics of the program, saying this was necessary to save the

Jollibee Buys Burger King Franchisee

Manila Bulletin – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), the country’s top food service company, headed by CEO Tony Tan Caktiong, is acquiring a majority stake in the firm that operates the competing Burger King franchise in the Philippines for P65.5 

Gov’t to increase spending by P90 B in Q4

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The government is planning to spend additional P90 billion ($2.06 billion) for the last quarter of this year to boost the economy, a senior government official said yesterday.

RP Banks’ Eurozone Exposures Small

Manila Bulletin – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Govenor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. yesterday said Philippine banks’ exposure to the Euro zone and their debt markets are significantly small and concerns of debt default affecting some local banks are 
Foreign debt up to $61 billion BusinessWorld Online

WORLD FOREX: Euro Falls On New Economic Fears, Declines 7.6% In Quarter

Wall Street Journal – Andrew J. Johnson -‎46 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- The euro swooned against its major rivals Friday, as a mostly negative spotlight remains fixed on the single currency due to a persistent Greece crisis and fresh signs of economic

OIL FUTURES: Crude Settles At Lowest Level In A Year

Wall Street Journal – Christian Berthelsen -‎58 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Oil futures tumbled to their lowest level in over a year Friday after a move below the psychologically important $80-a-barrel level sparked a late selloff.

Vanguard expands index investing approach at select funds, announces other changes

Washington Post – ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP, BOSTON – Vanguard on Friday announced strategic and management changes at six of its mutual funds. Five mutual funds will begin to exclusively employ a low-cost index investing approach, rather than relying partly on professional managers to 

PSEi climbs 3.14% on Wall Street gains

GMANews.TV – ‎1 hour ago‎
Philippine share prices climbed on technical rebound Friday, cued by overnight gains on Wall Street and bucking the trend set by most Asian markets.

PHL economy fit to face impact of another global crisis – Finance chief

GMANews.TV – ‎13 hours ago‎
Should the ongoing uncertainties in the US and Europe trigger another financial crisis, the Philippines is in a much better position to withstand its potential impact, economic managers told investors during the mid-year economic briefing Friday.

Cordillera: Landslides Caused By Typhoon Pedring Disrupt Local Business

UNPO – ‎7 hours ago‎
All major roads have been partly or completely blocked due to landslides impeding vegetable farmers dependent on selling their goods from reaching markets.

OccupyDC Organizer Talks Hopes For Planned Weekend Protest, Following Wall 

Huffington Post – ‎47 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON — In solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City, a related group, OccupyDC, is gathering support for an occupation of its own at McPherson Square in downtown Washington on Saturday morning.

SEC Approves SMC Global IPO

Manila Bulletin – James A. Loyola – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the registration of the shares of SMC Global Power Holdings Corporation, paving the way for its P36.9-billion initial public offering – the biggest in the 
SMC power company to spend P90b Manila Standard Today

Oil purchases, consumer goods lift import bill

Sun.Star – ‎5 hours ago‎
THE government on Friday said the steady growth of merchandise imports in July was supported by increased purchases of petroleum crude and durable consumer goods.
Manufacturing growth picks up BusinessWorld Online

GSIS restores benefits to Caloocan employees

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
Caloocan Mayor Enrico Echiverri hands GSIS president and general manager Robert Vergara a check representing the city’s initial debt payment at the GSIS headquarters yesterday.

City eyes P60B investments, P3B infras until 2013

Sun.Star – ‎11 hours ago‎
ILOILO City is eyeing an ambitious but doable P60 billion in investments and P3 billion in infrastructures until 2013. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog bared this during the orientation-seminar on the Investment Priorities Plan, led by the Board of 

Prices of basic goods ‘stable’

Sun.Star – Charlene Cayabyab – ‎5 hours ago‎
ANGELES CITY — Officials from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Central Luzon assured consumers that prices of basic commodities remain stable.

Philippine Peso Has Worst Month Since May 2010 on Europe Concern

BusinessWeek – Clarissa Batino – ‎12 hours ago‎
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) — The Philippine peso fell, completing its worst month since May 2010, as Europe’s debt crisis hurt demand for emerging-market assets and the central bank signaled curbs against speculation.

Fitch Affirms Philadelphia, PA Airport Rev Bonds at ‘A’; Outlook Stable

MarketWatch (press release) – ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Sep 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Fitch Ratings affirms The City of Philadelphia, PA’s outstanding $1423.3 million airport revenue bonds at ‘A’.

Coconut juice

Manila Bulletin – Nelly Favis-Villafuerte – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – For more than 6 years now this column has been promoting our very own coconut products including but not limited to virgin coconut oil (VCO), coconut sugar, coconut flour, and coconut juice more 

Eurozone inflation rose to 3% in Sept

Ninemsn – Effie Zahos – ‎2 hours ago‎
Rate your placeRate and review suburbs, discuss, and find out more about where you live. How does your place stack up? Get your books in orderKeeping proper tax records means you’ll save on accounting bills and be able to claim the maximum deductions 

Sports

Rookie Ray Parks to receive MVP as UAAP honors top cagers

GMANews.TV – ‎6 hours ago‎
National University’s Bobby Ray Parks will receive his Most Valuable Player trophy Saturday during the UAAP awarding ceremony before Game 2 of the UAAP men’s basketball finals between Ateneo and FEU.

Alas 3-pointer lifts Letran past San Sebastian, Knights snap Stags’ win streak

GMANews.TV – Reuben Terrado – ‎6 hours ago‎
Kevin Alas was still in his rookie year when Letran foiled San Sebastian’s bid of clinching its 16th straight win in the 2009 season of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Mayweather ref out of Nietes bout

Philippine Star – Abac Cordero – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Joe Cortez, who drew flak for his handling or mishandling of Floyd Mayweather’s recent fight, has been replaced as referee for the coming Donnie Nietes bout 

Azkals battle HK to 3-3 draw

Philippine Star – Olmin Leyba – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Veteran Chieffy Caligdong carried the cudgels as the Philippine Azkals battled defending champion Hong Kong to a 3-3 draw at the start of their campaign in 

Farenas Wants To Prove Himself, Eyes Juanma Bout

BoxingScene.com – Dennis Guillermo – ‎1 hour ago‎
By Dennis ‘dSource’ Guillermo Cebu City, Philippines – Michael Farenas (32-3-3, 26 KOs) wants to fight former WBO featherweight king Juan Manuel Lopez (30-1-0).

Mayweather vs Pacquiao on Hold Because of Sergio Martinez? [Boxing]

International Business Times – ‎2 hours ago‎
After what many considered an unsatisfying end to the recent Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Victor Ortiz fight, potential megafight scenarios are emerging that could make the next 15 months one of the best periods for boxing in recent memory.
Hatton – Yes he Khan beat Floyd The Press Association

Irish Valenzuela rules 4th stage, moves to No. 4

Inquirer.net – Marc Anthony Reyes – ‎6 hours ago‎
Irish Valenzuela of Team 7-Eleven/RTS Racing wins stage 4 of LBC Ronda Pilipinas in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. Photo by Jojo Rinoza CALAPAN CITY—Exploding in the final 800 meters to the hilltop finish line, Irish Valenzuela, 

Patrimonio, Bates lead PBA inductees

Tempo – ‎6 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – A spectacular and lively opening ceremony like no other ushers in the 37th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) that kicks off tomorrow at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Defending NCAA titlist San Beda rips Lyceum

GMANews.TV – ‎7 hours ago‎
Lyceum’s Jhygruz Laude (second right) tries to pass the ball to teammate Onofre Napiza Jr. (left) while being defended by San Beda’s Garvo Lanete (right) and Jake Pascual in the 87th NCAA men’s basketball tournament at The Arena on Friday.

Lady cagers rip Thailand quintet

Manila Bulletin – Kristel Satumbaga – ‎7 hours ago‎
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – The Philippine women’s basketball team ripped Bangkok Bank of Thailand, 60-49, to cruise into the finals of the first PSC-SBP Discovery Women’s Basketball Invitational Thursday at the West Negros 

Man United fans get last laugh in Carlos Tevez billboard war

Yahoo! Sports (blog) – Brooks Peck – ‎29 minutes ago‎
Friday night, on a digital billboard in Piccadilly Gardens, the Manchester United Supporters Trust paid to have a revised version of the famous Tevez poster beamed out.

Julaton defense of WBO title in Mexico to air on GMA-7

GMANews.TV – ‎16 hours ago‎
Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton (9-2-1, 1 KO) will defend her WBO super bantamweight title for the second time this Sunday against Jessica Villafranca (12-3-0, 6 KOs) of Mexico in the latest installment of GMA-7’s Laban ng Lahi boxing series.

England ball swap saga was my fault, insists Johnson ahead of Scotland crunch

Daily Mail – Chris Foy – ‎14 minutes ago‎
Martin Johnson has accepted responsibility and expressed regret for the match ball controversy which undermined England’s preparations for the crucial World Cup clash against Scotland.

Bologna president hopeful over Bryant deal

Times of India – ‎1 hour ago‎
ROME: Bologna president Claudio Sabatini says he is hopeful a deal can be worked out to bring NBA superstar Kobe Bryant to Italy despite the two parties remaining a way apart over economic matters.

Ortiz Makes Case For Floyd Rematch; Rios Says Ortiz Wanted Out…WOODS

The Sweet Science – Michael Woods – ‎2 hours ago‎
Two weeks on, and people are still talking about the shocker of an ending to the Mayweather-Ortiz. I just came across a video of Victor Ortiz making his case for a rematch, to videographer Igor Frank, in Burbank, California.

Hatton contemplated suicide after Pacquiao loss

Newsday (subscription) – ‎33 minutes ago‎
Football Newsday > Sports > Football Hatton contemplated suicide after Pacquiao loss Published: September 30, 2011 11:29 AM By The Associated Press LONDON – (AP) — Former light-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton says he slipped into depression and 

Drexler proud of Spoelstra’s journey

Manila Bulletin – Waylon Galvez – ‎7 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – NBA legend Clyde Drexler is just proud to see Fil-American Erik Spoelstra becoming the head coach of the Miami Heat.

Boxing team absorbs first loss

Manila Bulletin – ‎7 hours ago‎
BAKU, Azerbaijan – The PLDT-ABAP National Boxing Team suffered its first setback Thursday as Delfin Boholst dropped a hard-fought battle with Stephen Danyo of The Netherlands, 16-11, in the 2011 World Boxing Championships in this “City of Winds” by the 

Frank Warren on the Azerbaijan Olympic boxing allegations

The Sun – ‎22 minutes ago‎
AMATEUR boxing hit the main news last week following the controversy over the BBC investigation into alleged medal fixing at London 2012.

Rugby World Cup: Springboks defeat Samoa to reach last eight

Pakistan Daily Times – ‎13 minutes ago‎
ALBANY: Holders South Africa demonstrated the defensive skills that made them world champions as they held off a spirited Samoa 13-5 in a bruising and entertaining clash on Friday to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Southeast Asia

Philippines on alert for second typhoon in week

Pakistan Daily Times – ‎12 minutes ago‎
MANILA: The Philippines on Friday raised an alert in a dozen northern provinces for the second major typhoon in a week while workers were still struggling to move 120000 people to safety after the previous storm unleashed flooding on the main Luzon 

Penang Chief Minister sorry for Johor remarks

TODAYonline – ‎1 hour ago‎
by The Malaysian Insider GEORGE TOWN – Penang Chief Minister and Opposition leader Lim Guan Eng (picture) apologised yesterday to the Sultan of Johor, saying that he had no intention of discrediting his state.
Johor sultan: I’m offended New Straits Times

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Los Angeles Times (blog) – ‎1 hour ago‎
Calumpit, Philippines – Calumpit township residents wade through floodwater as they evacuate to safer ground after massive flooding.

Malaysia to repeal ISA in March, says PM Najib

TODAYonline – ‎1 hour ago‎
by The Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia will repeal its Internal Security Act (ISA) in March after two replacement laws are drafted, Prime Minister Najib Razak said yesterday.

Chambers agree to coordinate on laws

gulfnews.com – Gilbert P. Felongco – ‎2 hours ago‎
Manila: The Upper and Lower Houses of Congress have agreed that there is a need to form themselves into a Constituent Assembly that will institute amendments to the country’s 24-year-old statute.

Government Wants To See How Serious PAS Is About Hudud, Says PM

Bernama – ‎8 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Bernama) — The government wants to see just how serious PAS is about implementing Hudud Law in PAS-administered states, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today.

Stay put on jobs, Malacanang orders ARMM officials

Gulf Today – Manolo B. Jara – ‎1 hour ago‎
MANILA: Malacanang said the elected officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) whose terms ended on Sept.30 have been ordered to stay put in their jobs pending a ruling from the Supreme Court (SC).

New faces from Umno, says Muhyiddin

The Sun Daily – Tim Leonard – ‎9 hours ago‎
BANGI (Sept 30, 2011): Deputy Prime Minister and Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said Umno will field new faces for the upcoming general election as it is what voters want.

16 maid employment agencies fined for price fixing

TODAYonline – Dai Lin – ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE – The 16 maid employment agencies which had agreed in January to raise the salaries of new Indonesian maids were fined by the competition watchdog, Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), yesterday.

President Aquino flip-flops on Freedom of Info bill

Inquirer.net – Norman Bordadora – ‎3 hours ago‎
President Benigno Aquino III indicated he was not ready to include the freedom of information (FOI) bill on his list of priority measures, saying too much transparency may prove to be a bane rather than a benefit.
PNoy shoots down FOI bills; ‘sounds good, but prone to abuse’Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (blog)

Kato no longer covered by ceasefire accord with gov’t – MILF

Inquirer.net – ‎18 hours ago‎
RENEGADE Moro rebel leader Ustadz Ameril Umra Kato bids journalists goodbye after an hourlong interview in his mountain lair. RYAN ROSAURO COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Breakaway Moro rebel leader Ameril Umbra Kato is not covered anymore by the 
Military operation vs Kato looms BusinessWorld Online

Cold Storage says “no” to shark fin

TODAYonline – ‎6 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE – Singapore-based supermarket chain Cold Storage will stop selling all sharks fin and shark products in its 42 outlets across the country – the first supermarket in Singapore to implement a “no shark fins policy”.

Hope for 18 on downed Indo plane as wreck found

Forbes – Binsar BakkaraNiniek Karmini – ‎6 hours ago‎
BAHOROK, Indonesia — Rescuers clung to hope Friday that some of the 18 people aboard a plane that crashed in the mountains of western Indonesia may be alive, after spotting the aircraft intact with one of its 
Hope for passengers in plane crash The Press Association

Kenyan ‘drug courier’ nabbed in Mactan airport

Journal Online – ‎11 minutes ago‎
ANTI-NARCOTICS agents on Wednesday arrested a Kenyan woman for sneaking into the country three kilograms of shabu worth P15 million through the Mactan International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

Payroll heist

Tempo – ‎5 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – Four thieves, one of them posing as a job applicant, got away yesterday with the P1.3 million payroll of Job-On-Link Recruitment Agency from its lady accountant at the firm’s office at Uni Building, EDSA corner Arayat St., Cubao, 

Follow the Mekong and feel good about it

Sydney Morning Herald – Jane Reddy – ‎8 hours ago‎
From hand-woven silk in Laos to a heritage hotel in Cambodia, responsible tourism operators in the Mekong region will be easier to find with the launch of a new online guide.
Flood death toll rises to 141 in Cambodia Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Flooding continues in Thailand

UPI.com – ‎39 minutes ago‎
BANGKOK, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Thailand’s army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha ordered the deployment of more boats and 12 mobile medical units to aid in flood relief throughout the country.

Ministry of Law proposes changes to Evidence Act

TODAYonline – Carolyn Quek – ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Law (Minlaw) is proposing amendments to the Evidence Act to allow, among other things, computer output evidence to be treated just like all other forms of evidence.

One to three months to know source of gas leak in Empire Gallery blast

Malaysia Star – ‎12 hours ago‎
PETALING JAYA: It will take up to three months to determine the source of gas that caused Wednesday’s blast at the Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya.

10-volume collection of Lee Kuan Yew’s papers launched

Straits Times – Andrea Ong – ‎11 hours ago‎
(Left-Right) Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, Yaacob Ibrahim, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, and Ronald G. Dunn at the launch of a collection of Lee Kuan Yew’s speeches, interviews and dialogues from the past 40 years.

World

How Anwar Al-Awlaki Inspired Terror From Across the Globe

ABC News – Brian RossLee Ferran – ‎13 minutes ago‎
A US drone strike in Yemen on May 5, 2011, was aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki. According to Yemeni and US officials, the American-born radical cleric who is suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks on the 

Filipino maid wins HK ruling on permanent residency

TODAYonline – ‎1 hour ago‎
HONG KONG – A Filipino maid in Hong Kong won the opening legal battle in her fight for permanent residency after a court ruled yesterday that an immigration provision excluding the city’s foreign maids was unconstitutional, while residents fear the 

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Los Angeles Times (blog) – ‎1 hour ago‎
Calumpit, Philippines – Calumpit township residents wade through floodwater as they evacuate to safer ground after massive flooding.

Thousands Protest and Clashes Continue in Syria

New York Times – Nada BakriDavid Goodman – ‎22 minutes ago‎
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Thousands of Syrians took to the streets on Friday in demonstrations that seemed to be dwindling in size, while clashes continued between security forces and army defectors in central Syria, residents and witnesses said.

Tackle Haqqani problem, Obama tells Pakistan

Pakistan Daily Times – ‎9 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama said on Friday Pakistan’s relationship to the Haqqani network is unclear, but he urged Islamabad to curb any active or passive support for that Taliban faction.
About the Haqqani network National Post (blog)

WRAPUP 1-Civilians flee Sirte battle, fighting hampers aid -UN

Reuters – Joseph LoganRania El Gamal – ‎33 minutes ago‎
SIRTE Oct 1 (Reuters) – Civilians have been fleeing Sirte as interim government forces intensify their shelling of the coastal city in an effort to dislodge fighters loyal to ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Yemen’s Saleh says will only quit if foes excluded

Pakistan Daily Times – ‎13 minutes ago‎
SANAA: Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh said in an interview published on Friday that he will only step down if key rivals do not take over, a stance that could further hinder a long-stalled deal to ease him out of power.

Hope for 18 on downed Indo plane as wreck found

Forbes – Binsar BakkaraNiniek Karmini – ‎6 hours ago‎
BAHOROK, Indonesia — Rescuers clung to hope Friday that some of the 18 people aboard a plane that crashed in the mountains of western Indonesia may be alive, after spotting the aircraft intact with one of its 
Hope for passengers in plane crash The Press Association

Move East Not on EU’s Agenda for the Moment

New York Times – Judy Dempsey – ‎1 hour ago‎
BERLIN – European Union leaders ruled out any further enlargement to the east as they ended a two-day summit meeting in Warsaw on Friday.

Russia’s future

Financial Times – ‎52 minutes ago‎
Even before the abrupt job swap announced last week between Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev, investor confidence in Russia was already running low.
Return of modern Czar gulfnews.com

With friends like this, Israel needs no enemies

Globe and Mail – gerald caplan – ‎1 hour ago‎
There will be no Israeli-Palestinian spring. At the United Nations, Israel’s closest, most reliable allies are once again assuring the nation a future of isolation, insecurity, irreconcilable internal division, international condemnation and endless

Phl, China see peaceful resolution of Spratly dispute

Philippine Star – Aurea Calica – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines and China see eye to eye on territorial issues as both countries are committed to peaceful resolution of the dispute over potentially oil 

Egyptians press military rulers in new protest

Pakistan Daily Times – ‎8 minutes ago‎
CAIRO: Egyptian activists converged on downtown Cairo on Friday for a demonstration to press military rulers to speed up the transfer of power to civilians and revoke emergency laws once used by ousted President Hosni Mubarak against his opponents.

Karzai gives up on Taliban talks

BBC News – ‎48 minutes ago‎
President Hamid Karzai has said his government will no longer hold peace talks with the Taliban. He told a group of religious leaders the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani had convinced him to focus on dialogue with Pakistan.
Broken promises of peace Sydney Morning Herald

Kenyan ‘drug courier’ nabbed in Mactan airport

Journal Online – ‎11 minutes ago‎
ANTI-NARCOTICS agents on Wednesday arrested a Kenyan woman for sneaking into the country three kilograms of shabu worth P15 million through the Mactan International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

S. Korean Ruling Party Boss Makes Brief Visit to North

Voice of America – ‎5 hours ago‎
Friday, 30 September 2011 S. Korean Ruling Party Boss Makes Brief Visit to North Steve Herman | Seou The leader of South Korea’s governing political party made a quick visit north of the demilitarized zone on Friday.

Myanmar government shelves $3.6bn mega dam

Pakistan Daily Times – ‎15 minutes ago‎
Myanmar’s government suspended on Friday a controversial $3.6 billion, Chinese-led dam project, a victory for supporters of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and another sign of apparent reform in one of Asia’s most repressive states.

Bahrain Ministry of Health Releases Statement on Sentencing of Doctors, Nurses 

MarketWatch (press release) – ‎38 minutes ago‎
MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Bahrain’s Ministry of Health Released the following statement in response to the sentencing of former employees of the Salmaniya Medical Complex: Doctors and other medical professionals had 

US-Taiwan arms deal irritates China

GlobalPost – ‎10 hours ago‎
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (left) attends a news conference at The Great Hall Of The People on March 7, 2011 in Beijing, China.

34 Pinoy TNTs in US to be deported

ABS CBN News – Don TagalaHenni Espinosa – ‎11 hours ago‎
CALIFORNIA – Thirty-four undocumented Filipinos with criminal records were arrested in the massive round-up of some 3000 undocumented immigrants with criminal records.

Science

China’s space milestone marred by US patriotism

New Zealand Herald – ‎43 minutes ago‎
The patriotic US song was a confusing choice to mark an historic moment in Chinese history. Photo / AP It was supposed to be a patriotic tribute to China’s technological prowess.

Ig Nobel Prize winners honored for health research studies

Los Angeles Times – ‎57 minutes ago‎
The 2011 Nobel Prizes will be announced next week, and science buffs are busy debating whether the award will go to researchers who developed useful cancer drugs, made breakthrough discoveries in the field of regenerative medicine or invented the birth 

Organic Farming Could Grow Even More Jobs with Better Policy Support

GreenBiz.com – Charles Redell – ‎2 hours ago‎
Money can grow on trees, and so can jobs — if those trees are organic. That’s the finding of a new report calling for new federal policies to support organic agriculture in next year’s Farm Bill and beyond.

How Do You Turn Off a Particle Accelerator?

Slate Magazine – Bryan Lowder – ‎7 minutes ago‎
After 28 years of operation, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s Tevatron—a 4-mile-long ring of superconducting magnets and vacuum tubes buried in the suburban soil just outside 

NASA: ‘Asteroid armageddon less likely than we feared’

Register – ‎1 hour ago‎
First the good news: there are fewer Earth-threatening asteroids than previously thought. The bad news: there are still plenty of dinosaur extinction–sized globe crushers out there, awaiting their turn.

Messenger Reveals Mercury Is Not What Scientists Theorized

NPR (blog) – Eyder Peralta – ‎1 hour ago‎
For years scientists have been faced with a mystery about the planet Mercury. Its iron core is much bigger than most other planets.

Shark attack swimmer said ‘it’s my life, it’s my choice’ when warned of predators

Telegraph.co.uk – Aislinn Laing – ‎8 hours ago‎
The swimmer attacked by a Great White shark in Cape Town told lifeguards when warned previously about the presence of predators “It’s my life, it’s my choice”.

Global Warming Could Cost Canada Billions, Study Warns

New York Times (blog) – Ian Austen – ‎10 hours ago‎
A report by an advisory board to the government of Canada estimates that the effects of global warming will cost the country’s economy 5 billion Canadian dollars a year by 2020 and that those costs will rise substantially afterward.

SpaceX unveils flyback Falcon rocket reusability plan

Spaceflight Now – William Harwood – ‎1 hour ago‎
SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk, speaking at the National Press Club Thursday, unveiled an innovative plan to recover his company’s spent rocket stages by flying them back to the launch site using their own engines for a 

Technology

Lighting a fire under Netflix

CanadianBusiness.com (blog) – Joe Castaldo -‎6 hours ago‎
When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the Kindle Fire, the verdict from tech pundits was pretty much unanimous: it was no iPad killer.

MobileMe service of Apple out for ‘downtime’

GMANews.TV – ‎5 hours ago‎
Apple Inc.’s MobileMe service was down for several hours Friday (Manila time), with email, web apps and “Find My iPhone” services affected, a tech site said.

‘Stressed giant croc better off in QC’

Inquirer.net – Kristine L. Alave – ‎3 hours ago‎
Maybe what Lolong, the 1-ton crocodile caught in the Agusan Marsh last month, needs is a change of scenery. Secretary Ramon Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday said the crocodile —which has 

Hands on: LG Optimus 3D

CANOE (blog) – Adam Swimmer – ‎1 hour ago‎
Have you found yourself staring at your cellphone and thought that its big problem was that screen image doesn’t jump at you? If so, then maybe the LG Optimus 3D is for you.

Sweden buidling world’s largest indoor ski resort

Gadling – Kraig Becker – ‎2 hours ago‎
Swedish architects at the firm of CF Moller have unveiled plans for a massive indoor ski resort which, when built, will be the largest in the world.
Largest indoor ski park designed World First Travel Insurance

Video: iPhone 5 cases are everywhere in China

ZDNet (blog) – Jason D. O’Grady – ‎17 hours ago‎
By Jason D. O’Grady | September 29, 2011, 9:47pm PDT Summary: A video tour by MIC Gadget of all the purported ‘iPhone 5′ cases that are available in China.

Robredo: Bulacan residents did not heed initial evacuation calls

ABS CBN News – ‎13 hours ago‎
Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo believes many Bulacan residents are trapped in their homes because they did not heed evacuation calls.

ABBA dance videogame to hit in November

AFP – ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO – Ubisoft in November will release a dance videogame based on the music of ABBA, a Swedish band that rocketed to fame in the 1970s and became one of the most successful pop groups in history.

The iPad’s rivals line-up

gulfnews.com – ‎2 hours ago‎
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Samsung’s best attempt yet at eating into iPad’s share of the tablet market. At 565g and with a depth of 8.6mm, the Tab 10.1 is lighter and slimmer than the iPad 2 (8.8mm, 802gm) and the HD 1280×800 screen doesn’t disappoint 

Blog this on:

TIME – ‎4 hours ago‎
BlackBerry PlayBook price, come on down, you’re the next—or actually, first—contestant on The Price Wasn’t Right, But We’ll Fix That, in view of the Android-based Kindle Fire, which Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled Wednesday for just $199.

Is Apple Releasing a Voice Interface for the iPhone?

Sci-Tech Today – Barry Levine – ‎1 hour ago‎
A new voice Assistant could include the ability for a voice-based virtual assistant to access data stored in calendar, contacts, music files and other locations, and use them in conversations between the iPhone and the user.

Facebook Attends to Further Privacy Issues

The New American – Raven Clabough – ‎2 hours ago‎
Facebook continues to be the subject of controversy over issues of privacy, this time because Facebook cookies were found to be accidently tracking other sites users visited after they had logged off.

Windows Phone 30% Of HTC Sales

InformationWeek (blog) – Ed Hansberry – ‎3 hours ago‎
Windows Phone 7.5 is currently rolling out worldwide; at the Singapore launch, Melvin Chua, who manages HTC’s business there, sounded pumped up about the updated platform.

The updated Facebook? Dislike!

gulfnews.com – Derek Baldwin – ‎2 hours ago‎
Image Credit: AP Last month, Zuckerberg rolled out specialised friends lists and subscribing to reduce the noise for users. Dubai: When someone offers unsolicited help in some form or fashion, the red flags start 

Spotify Usage Explodes After F8, Facebook Integration

Billboard.biz – Eliot Van Buskirk – ‎1 hour ago‎
Spotify usage exploded in September as the service added Facebook scrobbling (chart courtesy of AppData, link below). What’s cooler than three million monthly active users?
Facebook changes mark big privacy shift San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Google opening new data centre in Dublin

DigitalJournal.com – Milo Noblet – ‎59 minutes ago‎
Google has invested €75million (around £65m, $100) in an eleven acre data centre in Dublin, Ireland, this comes just two weeks after Google opened a €200m data centre in Hamina, Finland.
Google expands in Ireland Montreal Gazette

Microsoft accidentally leaks first Windows Phone Nokia handsets – Sabre and Searay

Online News Today – ‎54 minutes ago‎
Microsoft accidentally leaked the first Nokia-made Windows Phone-powered handsets, the Sabre and the Searay. It also leaked the Samsung Yukon and the Wembley.

Google Analytics Rejigged for Assault on Enteprise

Wired News – Cade Metz – ‎1 hour ago‎
Six years after launching Google Analytics as a free service for the web at-large, Google has introduced a for-pay incarnation of the traffic tracking machine designed specifically for the enterprise.

GE, Nissan join hands on electric cars

AFP – ‎15 minutes ago‎
DETROIT – General Electric and Nissan, maker of the all-electric Nissan Leaf, said Friday they will team up over the next two years to explore ways to promote the use of electric vehicles.
Magic on Electric Avenue Montreal Gazette (blog)

Facebook under scrutiny in Europe and US as concerns grow about privacy

The Drum – Noel Young – ‎2 hours ago‎
The Irish privacy regulator is to investigate how Facebook handles users’ data across Europe. He will conduct the audit on behalf of authorities in 27 European states, including the UK.

Health

Listeria Death Toll Rises in Jensen Farms Cantaloupe Recall

ABC News – Christina Caron – ‎1 hour ago‎
Clarence Wells, 87, left, died in August after eating a cantaloupe and becoming infected with listeria. (Courtesy Donna Wells Lloyd) Two more deaths are now attributed to listeria strains from the Jensen Farms cantaloupe 

Medical group plans ban of junk foods in schools

Sun.Star – Carmelle Marie Harrow – ‎6 hours ago‎
JUNK food lovers will be counting their happy days because the Philippine Nephrology Society Mindanao Chapter is mulling to ban them in schools.
Urinary screening for schoolchildren pushed Philippine Information Agency

‘Cyborg’ rat’s computer brain offers hope for stroke victims

GMANews.TV – ‎9 hours ago‎
A “cyborg” rat may soon help scientists figure how to help stroke and brain injury victims regain some of their lost functions, after researchers at Tel Aviv University gave a rat an artificial brain part.

Vietnam to dispel rhino horn myths

Mail & Guardian Online – Yolandi Groenewald -‎13 hours ago‎
A meeting between Vietnamese and South African government delegations in Johannesburg this week revealed that the Vietnamese were completely unaware of the scale of the horn-smuggling racket on its soil, a senior South African government official said 

Frank and Louie’s two-faced condition can occur in humans too

Los Angeles Times – ‎4 hours ago‎
By now most of you probably have seen pictures of Frank and Louie, who, at age 12, is the oldest-living two-faced cat. They (he?) have two mouths, although only one is used for eating, and one brain.

Alarm Spreads Over Nursing Home Job Losses on Eve of October 1 Federal 

Sacramento Bee – ‎25 minutes ago‎
By Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 — Nebraska Nursing Home Eliminates Jobs Citing New CMS Regulation; AQNHC President Expresses Concern Losses Represent Leading Edge of Jobs Instability in Other States Like Ohio, 

Political dynasties still dominate Congress

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
That political dynasties continue to dominate Congress isn’t hard news anymore. A news report on an Asian Institute of Management Policy Center study showing this has been relegated to the inside, rather than the front, page of a major daily.
Poverty and dynasties: The chicken or the egg? Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (blog)

first safe-injection site could arrive in 2012

Montreal Gazette – Jan Ravensbergen – ‎33 minutes ago‎
A kit of supplies, including syringes, adhesive bandages and antiseptic pads, waits to be used by a drug addict inside a safe injection site known as Insite on Vancouver, BC in this file photo 
Harm reduction at home Ottawa Citizen (blog)

Twitter Used To Study People’s Daily Mood Patterns

Medical News Today – ‎28 minutes ago‎
In a novel new study from Cornell University which is published in the journal of Science this month, researchers used text analysis to track people’s daily mood fluctuations and patterns.
Tweets and your mood AccessRx Health Blog (blog)

Raising a stink about pink: Breast cancer victims fed up with overuse of 

Montreal Gazette – Joanne Laucius – ‎1 hour ago‎
OTTAWA – It has been almost 20 years since pink ribbons first appeared on the cultural landscape, a symbol of hope, empowerment and determination to put an end to breast cancer.

Obesity More Likely in ‘Night-Owl’ Kids

Doctors Lounge – ‎25 minutes ago‎
Study shows youngsters who stay up late are more sedentary than early-to-bed types. FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) — Going to bed early and waking up early may help teens stay thinner and more physically active than their night-owl peers, 

Venezuelan President Calls for End to “Morbid and Inhumane” Health Rumors

Venezuelanalysis.com – Juan Reardon – ‎1 hour ago‎
Merida, September 30th 2011 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – On Thursday Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called unfounded media reports on his health condition “morbid and inhumane,” referring specifically to an article 
The uncertain poll dividends Oman Daily Observer

Statins ‘lower risk of prostate cancer’ and could cut rate of deaths for just 

Daily Mail – Pat Hagan – ‎27 minutes ago‎
Statins, which lower cholesterol, could play a crucial part in cutting Britain’s prostate cancer death toll of around 10000 men a year.

sexting driven by peer pressure, says study

CBS News – ‎17 minutes ago‎
(CBS) – We’ve all heard of young people being pressured to drink, do drunks and have sex – but sexting? That’s a new peer-pressure-practice to add to the books and to be filed under the digital age.

NICE draft guidance rejects cabazitaxel for prostate cancer

Netdoctor – ‎7 hours ago‎
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance not recommended cabazitaxel (brand name Jevtana), in combination with prednisone or prednisolone, as an NHS treatment for prostate cancer.

Tobacco Companies Knew of Radiation in Cigarettes, Covered It Up

ABC News – Carrie Gann – ‎Sep 29, 2011‎
Tobacco companies knew that cigarettes contained a radioactive substance called polonium-210, but hid that knowledge from the public for over four decades, a new study of historical documents revealed.

Komen race enjoys successful first year

Lewisville Leader – Heather M. Goodwin -‎38 minutes ago‎
After a successful first run, organizers are projecting that Denton County will be a regular host for a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Proof that women are tougher than men

Toronto Star – Lesley Ciarula Taylor – ‎6 hours ago‎
Researchers have pieced together strong evidence as to why women are born tougher than men. Science has long believed the “male flu,” or men’s higher susceptibility to infections, colds and disease, is real.

New Aids cases increase by 60000 this year – research

Daily Monitor – ‎1 hour ago‎
By Stephen Otage (email the author) In the last eight months, the number of new HIV/Aids infections has increased by 50000 reported cases, according to research findings released by the Uganda Aids Information Centre (AIC) yesterday.

Personality may be improved by ‘magic mushrooms’

Examiner.com – ‎3 hours ago‎
It often appears that the counter culture of people who support experimenting with drugs has been under siege in this era of heightened preoccupations with war and terrorism and less time to consider psychedelic experiences and a culture of peace and 

Entertainment

‘Good chance’ Jackson could have been saved, court told

Telegraph.co.uk – Nick Allen – ‎6 minutes ago‎
Michael Jackson’s life could have been saved if his doctor had called emergency services immediately, a court heard. By Nick Allen, Los Angeles Dr Conrad Murray told paramedics who arrived at the scene that 911 was contacted as soon as the singer 

Anne & Cristine: New drama royalty

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – No Other Woman makes it official: Anne Curtis (right) and Cristine Reyes are the new royalty of Philippine drama.

Nora reacts on criticisms over smoking photo

ABS CBN News – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Superstar Nora Aunor has finally reacted to the Smoke-free Philippines advocates’ criticisms over her photo on the cover of “Yes!

Manila, his Manila

Manila Bulletin – Ronald S. Lim – ‎5 hours ago‎
‘Moondogs’, Alexander Yates’ debut novel, is a book about self-identity, set in the familiar streets of Manila. It’s success has given Yates an opportunity to return to his ‘hometown’ as part of his international book tour.

Katy Perry Releases Sixth Single from Teenage Dream – The One That Got Away

Zeibiz – ‎2 hours ago‎
Following the smash summer hit single Last Friday Night, the 26-year-old pop star debuts ‘The One That Got Away’ to US radio stations (September 28), making it her sixth single off from Teenage Dream album.

The gospel on celebrity and pop culture

Sacramento Bee – ‎24 minutes ago‎
Holly Madison, one of “The Girls Next Door” who now appears in a topless revue in Las Vegas, is putting her money where her moneymakers are: She has insured her breasts for $1 million with Lloyd’s of London.
Holly Madison protects her assets Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)

Paolo Coelho gives away his work

Manila Bulletin – Julie Bosman – ‎5 hours ago‎
Rule breaker — Bestselling author Paolo Coelho says putting up his work online to be ‘pirated’ has resulted in bigger sales for his book.
Recent books Korea Times

Charlotte Casiraghi attends Gucci Museum opening

Examiner.com – ‎10 hours ago‎
Charlotte Casiraghi, niece of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, has a close professional relationship with Gucci. The legendary luxury brand dresses the equestrian in the uniforms she wears to compete.

Lanvin offers seductive slashes and slits

Toronto Star – Derick Chetty – ‎26 minutes ago‎
PARIS – Let the rest of the fashion world have their cacophony of prints and colour for spring 2012. At Lanvin, designer Alber Elbaz opened his show with severe yet seductive black looks.

The Greatest in the kingdom

Manila Bulletin – ‎6 hours ago‎
One time, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom 

Roman Polanski Apologizes to Woman He Raped When She Was 13, Also Blames Press

Fox News – ‎Sep 28, 2011‎
ZURICH, Switzerland – Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski apologizes to the woman he sexually assaulted when she was a 13-year-old girl in a new documentary that premiered Tuesday night at the Zurich Film Festival.

Sonia Rykiel taps Scottish designer Crichton

AFP – ‎3 hours ago‎
PARIS – The Sonia Rykiel fashion house Friday announced that Scottish designer April Crichton is to take over as style director for its ready-to-wear lines, a day before showcasing its new Spring look in Paris.

McDonald’s Philippines Celebrates 30 Years with Store Redesign

Recabanting News – ‎1 hour ago‎
McDonald’s Philippines has just redesigned and reopened four Anniversary stores to mark their 30th anniversary. The fastfood giant first opened back in 1981 along Morayta and since then, has grown to more than 300 branches nationwide.

Washington museum takes stock of African-American art

AFP – ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON – Thirty artists share the spotlight in a major retrospective of the last three decades of African-American contemporary art that opens Saturday at Washington’s biggest private museum.

A first in the heart of San Francisco

Inquirer.net – ‎8 hours ago‎
October has been marked Filipino-American Heritage (or History) Month in the United States since 1988 and is especially celebrated in Hawaii and California where a large number of Fil-Ams reside.
Filipino culture under spotlight this weekend San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
FilBookFest attractions Asianjournal.com

What’s Isabel Gillies reading?

Edmonton Journal – Piper Castillo – ‎12 hours ago‎
At first, Isabel Gillies followed her acting bug. She is recognized for her role as Kathy Stabler on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

White House splendor on display in exhibition

AFP – ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON – Art lovers and historians can grab a rare glimpse of life behind the scenes at the White House with an exhibition displaying furniture and decorative arts from the nation’s most famous home.

ABBA dance videogame to hit in November

AFP – ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO – Ubisoft in November will release a dance videogame based on the music of ABBA, a Swedish band that rocketed to fame in the 1970s and became one of the most successful pop groups in history.

Where to get help when troubled

Inquirer.net – ‎1 hour ago‎
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Typhoon Nalgae (Quiel) bears down on northern Philippines reeling from Nesat

Washington Post (blog) – Jason Samenow -‎2 hours ago‎
Typhoon Nalgae approaches the northern Philippines at 2:30 pm EDT. (NOAA) Just four days after Typhoon Nesat (locally known as Pedring) ripped across the northern Philippines, a second dangerous typhoon threatens the same region.
Typhoon Vocabulary Manila Bulletin

Two-faced cat turns 12: Meet Frank and Louie

CBS News – ‎7 hours ago‎
Some cats show many moods, but what if they show many faces? Meet Frank and Louie, a cat with not only two names, but also two faces on one head.

Central Luzon rivers can’t handle water from dams

GMANews.TV – Jm Tuazon – ‎4 hours ago‎
The head of an environmental group on Friday called on the government to implement planned flood-mitigation projects, particularly in the provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan which are being ravaged by floods.

Jollibee Buys Burger King Franchisee

Manila Bulletin – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), the country’s top food service company, headed by CEO Tony Tan Caktiong, is acquiring a majority stake in the firm that operates the competing Burger King franchise in the Philippines for P65.5 

Underdog Boxing: Time to go for Mayweather-Ortiz ref Joe Cortez

GMANews.TV – Carlo L. Pamintuan – ‎16 hours ago‎
Joe Cortez is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. It’s definitely not easy to be a part of this group. It means you have done your part in promoting the sport of boxing and that you have spent a huge fraction of 

Anne & Cristine: New drama royalty

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – No Other Woman makes it official: Anne Curtis (right) and Cristine Reyes are the new royalty of Philippine drama.
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 All Shares    2,859.23    71.45    2.563   
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 Industrial    6,679.35    172.68    2.6539   
 Holding Firms    3,131.67    97.91    3.2273   
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Philippine Stock Exchange  |  PHILIPPINE MUTUAL FUNDS
Company Name NAV per share (PhP) One Year Return (%) Three Year Return (%) Four Year Return (%) Year-to-date Return (%)
ATR KimEng Equity Opportunity Fund 2.5371 -4.82% 13.91% 8.81% -9.03%
First Metro Save & Learn Equity Fund, Inc. 3.3741 5.76% 27.89% 16.96% -3.27%
Philam Strategic Growth Fund, Inc. 348.27 -2.31% 19.93% 12.86% -7.92%
Philequity Fund, Inc. 18.8966 -1.97% 22.88% 14.17% -6.45%
Philequity PSE Index Fund Inc. 2.6207 0.55% 17.59% 16.22% -3.12%
Philippine Stock Index Fund Corp. * 423.21 -4.35% 14.14% 8.69% -7.7%
Sun Life Prosperity Phil. Equity Fund, Inc. 2.4484 -1.94% 15.26% 10.53% -6.25%
United Fund, Inc. 2.5841 -5.54% 9.08% 7.42% -9.62%
ATR KimEng Asia Plus Recovery Fund, Inc. ** N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S.
ALFM Growth Fund, Inc * 166.54 -5.45% n.a. n.a. -11.26%
Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund, Inc.* 1.3443 26.39% n.a. n.a. -5.13%
First Metro Save & Learn Balanced Fund Inc. 1.8911 4.97% 27.7% n.a. -4.89%
GSIS Mutual Fund, Inc. 2.654 -3.77% 16.46% 12.64% -9.22%
MFCP Kabuhayan Fund 1.4948 -3.85% 10.64% 7.54% -6.87%
NCM Mutual Funds of the Phils., Inc. 1.3503 n.a. n.a. n.a. -5.71%
Optima Balanced Fund, Inc. 1.1934 2.15% 11.17% 4.68% -1.49%
Philam Fund, Inc. 11.7461 -1.83% 17.28% 11.84% -7.2%
Sun Life Prosperity Balanced Fund, Inc. 2.4868 -2.3% 10.56% 8.23% -5.46%
Cocolife Dollar Fund Builder, Inc. $0.030409 n.a. n.a. n.a. 4.14%
PAMI Asia Balanced Fund, Inc. $0.9038 n.a. n.a. n.a. -10.62%
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Advantage Fund, Inc. $2.5967 -4.88% 1.41% 2% -3.39%
ALFM Peso Bond Fund, Inc. * 271.96 5.18% 5.94% 6.09% 2.55%
Cocolife Fixed Income Fund, Inc. 2.0103 13.35% 11.14% 9.23% 6.03%
Ekklesia Mutual Fund Inc. * 1.629 7.46% 5.15% 4.9% 3.98%
First Metro Save & Learn Fixed Income Fund, Inc. 1.5469 9.38% 7.6% 6.47% 4.75%
Grepalife Bond Fund Corp. 1.4443 26.64% n.a. n.a. 26.63%
Philam Bond Fund, Inc. 3.2488 5.34% 5.97% 5.75% 3.5%
Philequity Peso Bond Fund Inc. 2.686 5.84% 7.02% 8.46% 3.71%
Prudentialife Fixed Income Fund Inc. 1.5903 2.55% 2.72% 4.31% 0.51%
Sun Life Prosperity Bond Fund, Inc. 2.2901 5.11% 6.13% 4.97% 3.24%
Sun Life Prosperity GS Fund, Inc. 1.3372 5.1% 8.06% 5.79% 1.36%
ALFM Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. * $355.36 2.6% 4.38% 4.57% 1.96%
ALFM Euro Bond Fund, Inc. * €177.6 -0.67% 3.28% 2.67% -0.69%
ATR KimEng Total Return Bond Fund, Inc. ** N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S.
Grepalife Dollar Bond Fund Corp. $1.3971 0.69% 6.86% 5.73% 1.49%
Grepalife Fixed Income Fund Corp. 1.1689 -16.31% -1.3% 0.57% -16.59%
MAA Privilege Dollar Fixed Income Fund, Inc. $1.32564 -0.62% 1.95% 2.77% 3.09%
MAA Privilege Euro Fixed Income Fund, Inc. €0.02809 n.a. n.a. n.a. -3.47%
PAMI Global Bond Fund, Inc. $1.2284 2.17% 4.76% n.a. 3.79%
Philam Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. $1.8257 -1.27% 6.35% 5.84% 0.69%
Philequity Dollar Income Fund Inc. $0.0463745 0.24% 6.84% 7.04% 0.81%
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Abundance Fund, Inc. $2.5712 -0.96% 6.68% 4.88% 1.67%
ALFM Money Market Fund, Inc. * 105.42 3.61% n.a. n.a. 2.33%
ATR KimEng Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.1081 0.98% 0.98% -0.92% 0.55%
First Metro Save & Learn Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.0387 1.91% n.a. n.a. 1.01%
Philam Managed Income Fund, Inc. 1.1099 0.86% 1.48% n.a. 0.4%
Sun Life Prosperity Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.1254 0.37% 0.99% 1.48% 0.23%
Source: Investment Company Association of the Philippines (ICAP);
* – NAVPS as of the previous banking day
** – NAVPS as of 2 banking days ago

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