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Alleged mastermind in Kidapawan broadcaster slay faces arrest
CNN Philippines - 2020-03-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 1) - The man allegedly behind the July 2019 killing of veteran radio commentator Eduardo "Ed" Dizon in Kidapawan City is facing immediate arrest, according to authorities. Kidapawan Regional Trial Court Branch 61 ordered authorities to arrest Dante Tabosares, alias Bong Encarnacion. A copy of the warrant ...

Arab royal feud exposed in London amid claims of spying and hacking
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-01
The e-mails were used by the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority to launch a £3.7-million fraud case against Azima, whom it said had breached a contract in relation to joint business ventures and ...

Warrant out for alleged mastermind in killing of Kidapawan City broadcaster
philstar.com - 2020-03-01
KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines -- Authorities have been ordered to arrest a man allegedly behind the fatal ambush on a Kidapawan City radio commentator last July. Dante Encarnacion Tabusares, alias Bong Encarnacion, is now subject of an arrest warrant issued by Kidapawan City RTC Branch 61 Judge Henelinda Molina-Diaz on January 15. Copies of the ...

Chinese millions entering PH may be funneled into POGO operations -- Drilon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
MANILA, Philippines - The millions of dollars brought in by Chinese nationals to the Philippines may have been funneled to the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO), Minority Floor Leader and Senator Franklin Drilon said on Sunday. According to Drilon, this is because undeclared money is expected, as said in Republic Act No. 10365 ...

Coronavirus: who is most at risk of dying?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
PARIS, France -- As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases across 61 countries hit 86,000 Saturday with nearly 3,000 deaths to date, the profile of those most at risk of dying is coming into focus, experts told AFP. But the overall mortality rate remains uncertain, they said. The World Health Organization raised its global risk assessment ...

More companies get into business of Black History Month
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-01
It debuted as more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month, but also trying not to leave the impression that African-American consumers are important just once a year. NEW YORK--From shoes and t-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month ...

"Shopping Is More Fun In the Philippines!"
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-01
As the country tends to become hot and humid especially during the summer months, Filipinos flock to shopping malls to cool themselves down. A lot of people meet up to do some business and networking or spend their hours chatting to while away their time. In recent years, shopping malls have become more than just places to shop, eat ...

Coronavirus live updates: First US death reported in Washington state, officials say
USA Today - 2020-03-01
A person has died from the new coronavirus in Washington state, the first death from the virus in the U.S., health officials confirmed Saturday. The person died in King County, Washington, the state's Department of Health said. More information was expected at a press conference at 1 p.m. PT. "It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a ...

Joma: Reds ready for peace talks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-29
LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines -- Top communist leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison declared that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) remains open to the resumption of the stalled peace talks between the government and communist rebels. "The NDFP remains open to peace negotiations with the GRP (government of the Republic ...

EVs just got a boost from climate scientists worried about ride-hailing
Quartz - 2020-02-29
Widespread adoption of electric vehicles could help ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft combat what climate scientists say is a significant pollution problem. Ride-hailing journeys today "result in an estimated 69% more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace," says a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

LOOK: Baguio visitors wowed by cops on electric kick scooters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines - Visitors in Baguio City were surprised but delighted to see a group of police officers patrolling the summer capital on electric kick scooters. Edgardo Gaddi Vazquez shared on his Facebook photos of the members of the Baguio Tourist Police with their scooters at Wright Park. "Dualtron electric scooter setting the [pace ...

Jessica Simpson, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, Lauren Conrad And Hannah Skvarla Share Their Advice For The Next Generation Of Female Entrepreneurs
Forbes - 2020-02-29
Create & Cultivate brought their highly anticipated conference back to Los Angeles for a one-day event filled with educational and inspiring panels, pop-ups, keynote speakers, mentor power hours, delicious snacks, cocktails and everything loved about Creative & Cultivate experiences. The event attracted young female entrepreneurs from around ...

Dow Jones Today: Stocks Crater to Four-Month Lows on Epidemic Fears
YAHOO! - 2020-02-29
Global stocks sunk to four-month lows Thursday, dragging bond yields lower, as fears intensified that the coronavirus from China is at epidemic stages, or worse and that it will be a significant drag on the global economy for some time. Source: Provided by Finviz Due to soaring surgical demands, 3M (NYSE:MMM) was easily the best-performing name ...

Health officials confirm first U.S. coronavirus death
UPI.com - 2020-02-29
Feb. 29 (UPI) --Health officials confirmed the first U.S. death due to coronavirus Saturday. According to the Washington State Department of Health and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, one person in Washington state has died of the virus. "It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to his ...

Watch Live: President Trump Speaks At White House After 1st U.S. Coronavirus Death
NPR - 2020-02-29
A person in Washington state infected with coronavirus has died, according to the Seattle and King County Department of Health. The fatality marks the first death associated with the virus in the United States. The health department had no further details at the time of the announcement, but plans to announce more Saturday afternoon. The death ...

The CEO of the Amazon-backed startup Aurora reveals two signs he looks for in a job candidate to tell if they're a jerk
Business Insider - 2020-02-29
Aurora Innovation is developing software and hardware for self-driving cars and has attracted investors like Amazon and Sequoia Capital

COVID-19: Over 85,000 infected globally, over 2,900 deaths
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-29
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 85,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

Global bankers throw out deal-making basics in age of coronavirus outbreak
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-29
On a growing number of continents, banking and investing professionals are preparing for the possibility they will soon be working from home. Industry conferences for drumming up business are thinning out, moving online or facing cancellation. Sales of some new securities are sputtering. Behind the scenes, bank leaders are dusting off regulator ...

Robinsons Retail income drops 25% in 2019
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI), the retail arm of the Gokongwei Group, posted a net income of P3.8 billion last year, down 24.9 percent despite higher sales. Net sales increased by 22.8 percent to P162.9 billion, driven by same-store sales growth of 3.4 percent as well as the full year consolidation of Rustan ...

Vivant: No unpaid debt with PSALM
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu-based Vivant Corp. said it has no unpaid debts with state-owned Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) This as Vivant clarified it is not connected to Vivant-Sta. Clara Northern Renewables Generation Corp. nor the Bakun hydroelectric power plant in Alilem, Ilocos Sur, which is fully owned by ...

Bria Homes taps GCash for seamless payments
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Bria Homes, the fastest-growing mass housing developer in the Philippines, is making life easier and more convenient for its present and future homeowners as it entered into a partnership with GCash, the mobile money app of Globe Telecom. GCash has enabled in-app bills payment for the monthly amortization dues of Bria ...

Sparta to produce 30,000 graduates on data science by 2022
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-29
These industries include the health and education sectors, information technology and business process outsourcing, the PNA said. Data science, on the other hand, will provide opportunities for innovation, he added. Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña said the DOST has allotted P50.84 million for the project that would run for three ...

Government urged: Stop cleared reclamation projects
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
The group, however, said the ban should also cover those that have already secured clearances, either from local government units or national government agencies. "An explicit and unambiguous policy that stops all proposals and activities related to land reclamation in Manila Bay must be put in place," the SOS Coalition said in its position ...

PNP, Ateneo to present public perception study
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police has tapped the Ateneo School of Government to find out why there such is a low public perception toward the PNP. "The Leadership Study Diagnosing Factors Behind Success and Failure in the Philippine National Police" will be presented by Ateneo and the PNP tomorrow morning, PNP chief Gen.

Village chief nabbed for guns
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- A village chairman was arrested along with three other persons for alleged possession of firearms and explosives in separate operations in Isabela and Cagayan last Friday. Joey Corpuz, 46, of Barangay Naganacan, Sta. Maria, Isabela, and his companion Ericson Bagunu, were collared for alleged possession of a .

Bayer, XAG to help farmers use AI
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- German pharmaceutical and agricultural firm Bayer is pushing for artificial intelligence to help more Filipino farmers generate more bountiful yields, monitor soil and control pests. Bayer recently partnered with Chinese agricultural drone maker XAG to help map farms and collect crop growth information via remote sensing.

Coronavirus Update, News: Global Death Toll, Total Infected And Number Of Countries With Confirmed Cases
International Business Times - 2020-02-29
The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has infected over 85,000 people worldwide in 53 countries. The death toll currently stands at over 2,900. The majority of cases are in China, but other countries have also been hard hit by the health crisis. South Korea has reported over 800 cases on Saturday, with the majority of cases tied to a ...

Simply firing CEOs won't fix the deeper cultural problems in tech industry
Business Insider - 2020-02-29
The tech industry has a culture problem and just firing CEOs who misbehave won't solve the underlying issue.

Coronavirus to blame as major video game show in San Francisco gets 'postponed'
Mashable - 2020-02-29
The annual Game Developer's Conference may still happen in 2020, but it's not going to be in mid-March anymore. Growing public concern over the coronavirus prompted the annual San Francisco trade show's organizers to pull the plug ahead of their March 16 start date. In a statement released Friday night, GDC organizers said that they would ...

Killer tailed BuCor official from Bilibid, CCTV video shows
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The still unidentified man who killed a Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) official earlier this month followed him from the time he left the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) compound, closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage obtained by investigators shows. The footage showed a motorcycle-riding assailant overtaking BuCor legal ...

DPWH begins 180-day Roxas Boulevard rehab
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) advised motorists on Friday to brace for heavy traffic as it started repairing the northbound lanes of Roxas Boulevard. Secretary Mark Villar said the DPWH secure clearance for 180 days of road reblocking and repair work from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority ...

Negros Island gets more troops
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Army has deployed more troops on Negros Island to support the implementation of Executive Order (EO) 70 issued by President Duterte. The EO seeks to institute a "whole of government" approach in addressing insurgency, including the creation of a task force to end armed conflict in every provinces.

4 cops die as truck falls off cliff
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Four police officers died when their truck fell into a ravine in Alimodian, Iloilo yesterday afternoon. Thirty-one other officers, including their commander Maj. Bonifacio Alabe, were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The fatalities were identified as Cpl. Emerson Peñarubia and Patrolmen Rex Agupitan ...

Parañaque fire leaves 200 families homeless
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 200 families lost their homes after a fire razed a residential area in Parañaque City Friday night. The blaze affected around 75 houses in Barangay San Antonio, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported. The fire reportedly broke out on the ground floor of a two-story house of Junie Guarino. The blaze ...

Batangas festival postponed due to COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
STO. TOMAS, Batangas, Philippines -- The weeklong celebration of the Mahaguyog Festival in this city has been postponed. Mayor Edna Sanchez said the decision to postpone the festival was in accordance with the recommendation of the festival organizing committee chaired by Councilors Renante Arcillas and Christopher Boy Ramos to prevent the ...

Lawyer killed in office
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- A lawyer was shot dead in his office by a suspected contract killer in Talavera, Nueva Ecija on Friday night. Bayani Dalangin, 73, was declared dead on arrival at the Talavera General Hospital. Dalangin was attending to his clients in his office in Barangay Poblacion Sur when a man in a hooded jacket barged in and ...

Security Bank earnings rise to P10.1 billion
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Security Bank Corp. recorded a 17 percent rise in net income to P10.1 billion last year from P8.6 billion in 2018 after a sustained performance in the fourth quarter on the back of strong momentum of its core businesses. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Security Bank said total revenues surged by ...

PAL mounts more flights to Basco, Busuanga, Siargao
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to mount flights to Basco, Busuanga, and Siargao from Manila, while maintaining flights to these destinations from its other hubs. PAL said it would increase the number of flights to the three domestic destinations starting March 12 by operating 14 flights weekly between ...

Garment exporters see flat growth this year
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Local garments manufacturers expect export earnings to post flat growth this year as the COVID-19 outbreak has affected delivery of raw materials used for production. The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) said garments manufacturers see their export earnings increasing just by one percent this year.

Factory performance takes a beating in February
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Purchasing managers indexes (PMI) for the manufacturing sector in Emerging Asia will likely reflect the effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), London-based Capital Economics said over the weekend. January PMIs for most of Emerging Asia registered improvements over December as it pre-dated the disruption to ...

More LGUs take interest in PPP projects
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- More local government units (LGUs) have expressed interest in pursuing projects through public-private partnership (PPP) by reaching out to the government for technical assistance. Three LGUs recently signed with the PPP Center a memorandum of agreement for collaboration in terms of project assistance, capacity building ...

Five teens drown in Cagayan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-29
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Five female teenagers drowned in the Cagayan River in Camalaniugan town in Cagayan in the afternoon of Saturday, Feb.29. The girls told their parents they were spending the day for a school performance, but they had a picnic instead beside the river near Barangay Joaquin dela Cruz, police said.

Another Filipino in Singapore tests positive for coronavirus
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 29) -- Another Filipino in Singapore has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Singapore Ministry of Health reported Saturday. The latest patient is a 41-year-old female domestic worker with no recent travel history to China or the South Korean cities of Daegu and Cheongdo, the ...

Another Filipino in Singapore tests positive for coronavirus
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 29) -- Another Filipino in Singapore has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Singapore Ministry of Health reported Saturday. The latest patient is a 41-year-old female domestic worker with no recent travel history to China or Daegu and Cheongdo in South Korea, the ministry said.

South Koreans are using smartphone apps to avoid the novel coronavirus
Quartz - 2020-02-29
As coronavirus cases surge in South Korea, the country is turning to smartphone apps to avoid the contagion. Recently developed apps using public government data allow users to see how close they are to where a confirmed Covid-19 patient has been. They can also see the date a patient was confirmed with the disease, demographic data about the ...

FCC proposes hefty fines to carriers for not protecting consumer location data
CNET - 2020-02-29
The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it has proposed fining the nation's four largest wireless carriers $200 million for selling access to their customers' location information without taking reasonable measures to protect customers' real-time location information. The agency is proposing T-Mobile face a fine of more ...

Quezon City lifts halt order on MRT-7 station
philstar.com - 2020-02-29
QUEZON CITY, Philippines -- Mayor Joy Belmonte said she lifted the cease-and-desist order, issued on Feb. 18, after contractors presented a revised design that no longer included a mall at the heritage site. Belmonte said that the new plan is a "win-win" solution as there will be no obstructed view of the pylon, a national landmark that ...

LIST: Canceled flights due to South Korea coronavirus travel ban
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 29) -- A few airlines have called off flights to South Korea following the Philippine government's move to ban travel for tourists to the East Asian country over the spike of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases there. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines cancelled some flights to and from South Korean cities ...

Apple Monitors Coronavirus Outbreak In South Korea, Italy
International Business Times - 2020-02-29
Apple is checking on its suppliers in South Korea and Italy due to the outbreak The outbreak is worsening in these countries Apple has suspended its operations where the outbreaks are worse such as in China Apple is currently checking the progress of containing the COVID-19 outbreak that erupted in South Korea and Italy. The company has ...

Senate may defer acting on economic bills if COVID-19 rages on, says Sotto
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on Saturday said the Senate may delay action on economic bills, particularly the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act (Citira) if the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rages on. The Citira bill aims to gradually reduce the corporate income tax (CIT ...

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