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The Philippines temporarily bans Japan pork imports

By Louise Maureen Simeon/The Philippine Star – The Philippines continues to tighten its security against the African swine fever (ASF), this time temporarily banning pork imports from Japan in the effort to protect the P200-billion local hog industry. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol ordered a temporary ban on the entry Read more »

Bottled drinks banned in MRT and LRT lines

via CNNPhilippines – Train lines in Metro Manila issued their respective safety advisories on bringing bottled drinks. Passengers are advised not to bring bottled drinks in the train in light of the recent bombings in Jolo, Sulu. This is in adherence to a directive from the Philippine National Police. Read more »

First Filipino-made hybrid electric train to hit tracks in April

By Krixia Subingsubing/inquirer.net – In 2013, a team composed of 10 engineers from the Metal Industry Research and Development Center of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) were supposed to salvage parts from boogeys (undercarriages) of old Philippine National Railways (PNR) trains to improve those still running. “Then we Read more »

‘French Spiderman’ Alain Robert under police custody after scaling Makati building

via CNNPhilippines – A French urban climber is under police custody after scaling a high-rise building in Makati Tuesday morning. Makati City Police confirmed to CNN Philippines that the man who scaled GT International Tower along Ayala Ave. is Alain Roberts, known as the “French spiderman.” The city police chief, Read more »

Taal Lake’s Tawilis now on list of endangered species

By cnnphilippines.com – Freshwater sardines Tawilis, which can only be found in Philippines’ Taal Lake, is now an endangered species, a research found. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Tawilis or “sardinella tawilis” is in danger of facing extinction. It noted there has been a steady decline Read more »

New Filipino workers banned from entering US with H-2A, H-2B visas

By Dona Magsino/GMA News – Filipino citizens may not seek employment in the United States with temporary visas for foreign agricultural and non-agricultural workers between January 19, 2019 to January 18, 2020, a notice from the Department of Homeland Security has shown. The DHS, in its notice posted in Read more »

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