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Complaints mount vs colorum courier firms
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Complaints against the alleged malpractices committed by unregistered or colorum courier services continued to mount amid calls for investigation on how these companies are being allowed to operate without the necessary permits, a group said yesterday. In a statement, the Citizens Crime Watch (CCW) said it has received ...

Taal damage to agriculture hits P3.2 billion
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
BATANGAS, Philippines -- The amount of damage and losses to agriculture caused by Taal Volcano continuing activity has ballooned to P3.17 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported over the weekend. The amount covers 15,790 hectares of agricultural lands and production losses of 43,772 metric tons (MT), according to the DA-disaster ...

4 Chinese nabbed for foiled kidnap
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MAKATI, Philippines -- Four Chinese men tagged in the foiled kidnapping of a Filipina were apprehended in Makati over the weekend. Zhi Lin, 28; Shi Jun Yi, 25; Sun Xiao-hui, 22, and , 26, were taken into police custody. Police said the suspects allegedly attempted to kidnap Gella Velasco in front of her house along Einstein street in Barangay ...

Implementing rules on real estate investment trust ready for signing
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-19
The PSE also sees the REIT rules as one of the growth drivers for the local bourse this year, in line with expectations of investment banking arm First Metro Investment Corp. and brokerages Philstocks Financial, Inc. and 2Tradeasia.com. -- Denise A. Valdez

T-bills, T-bonds to fetch higher rates on GDP data
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-19
Meanwhile, the seven-year bonds were quoted at 4.626% Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. Chief Economist Michael L. Ricafort shared the same sentiment, saying the market will look out for the release of GDP data this week. "Government securities auction yields for this coming week could go up, after local benchmark yields in the secondary market ...

Watch a SpaceX rocket break apart in a test that clears the way to crewed missions
Mashable - 2020-01-19
On Jan. 19, SpaceX performed its final test before putting astronauts in its Crew Dragon capsule by intentionally aborting a Falcon 9 rocket launch shortly after liftoff. A video of the In ...

Crown Asia Chemicals to expand in Mindanao
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Crown Asia Chemicals Corp., maker of world-class Crown PVC pipes, is kicking off the year with plans to expand in Mindanao. In a disclosure, Crown Asia said it plans to a establish satellite manufacturing plant in Davao City as part of efforts to establish a stronger presence in Mindanao. The satellite manufacturing ...

Doubts on fate of reclamation projects weigh down SM Prime Holdings
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-19
The said project will be connected to the Mall of Asia Complex, which is also a joint reclamation-land project by both parties transformed into a business district housing a "world-class" mall, offices, residences, entertainment arena, five-star hotel and a convention center, the company told the stock exchange. As part of the joint venture ...

SEC urges public to deal only with authorized investment companies
philstar.com - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised the public anew to entrust their hard-earned money only to companies duly licensed to offer investments. The corporate watchdog said in its website (www.sec.gov.ph), visitors automatically view a splash page outlining red flags that investors should avoid, as well ...

The Walkman And Cassette Tapes Are Making A Comeback
Forbes - 2020-01-19
The cassette tape was created in the 1930s and became a household staple in the 1980s with the rise of Sony's Walkman, when music became "on the go". Now after the digital music revolution, one French company is bringing back the personal audio cassette player--but this time, for the 21st century. The audio cassettes made in the production ...

More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines - More volcanic quakes were recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Sunday despite the general weaker eruptions of Taal Volcano. In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said it recorded 10 volcanic earthquakes from 5 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Sunday through the Philippine Seismic Network.

LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
As of Sunday evening, Taal Volcano remained at Alert Level 4, which means that despite its generally weaker activities, an explosive eruption was still possible within hours to days. [This is a developing story. Please refresh this page for updates.] Inquirer calls for support for the victims of Taal volcano eruption Responding to appeals for ...

Customer 'paranoia' over Amazon Web Services could help Microsoft unseat it as the dominant cloud in the market, analyst says
Business Insider - 2020-01-19
From Walmart picking Microsoft Azure to last year's Capital One breach, an analyst says Amazon has a few big weaknesses that Microsoft could target.

As thousands of people evacuate, we visited the ghost town at the foot of the erupting volcano in the Philippines
Business Insider - 2020-01-19
Since its explosive eruption one week ago, the Taal volcano has still been spewing dangerous ash and smoke.

As thousands of people evacuate, we visited the ghost town at the foot of the erupting volcano in the Philippines
Business Insider - 2020-01-19
Since its explosive eruption one week ago, the Taal volcano has still been spewing dangerous ash and smoke.

Just 2% of patients who need anti-opioid drug naloxone get it
UPI.com - 2020-01-19
Naloxone can prevent opioid overdose deaths, but only a tiny percentage of Americans at risk are prescribed the lifesaving drug. That's the key finding from an analysis of nationwide data on adults with private health insurance. The researchers found that while naloxone -- Evzio, Narcan -- prescriptions in this group rose between January 2014 ...

Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
Commuters in a southeast Swedish city were briefly roused from their wintry routines by a public display of pornography at a bus stop outside the central rail station, officials said on Friday. For about 15 minutes on Thursday afternoon, during maintenance of an interactive display in the city of Kalmar, the usual adverts and videos were ...

180 families left homeless in Quezon City fire
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- Over a hundred families were left without homes after a fire razed a residential area in Quezon City Sunday. According to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), 180 families in Barangay Sto. Domingo were affected by the fire. It started in the afternoon and reached fifth alarm at 6:13 p.m.; it was ...

Our dysfunctional bureaucracy as a binding constraint
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-19
On the other hand, here in the Philippines, the political economy favors a weak and inefficient bureaucracy. With the oligarchy in many regulated, inward-looking non-tradable industries (power, banking, ports, shipping, real estate, etc.), the incentive is to "capture the regulator" or prevent competition rather than support an efficient ...

Taal has lost her patience
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-19
a newspaper report showed (Business Mirror, June 5, 2019). BFAR reported the continuous plummeting of the level of dissolved oxygen (DO) in Taal Lake, which has reached 0.33 parts per million (ppm) at the surface of Taal Lake and 0.66 ppm at the bottom when the normal DO level should be between 5 to 6 ppm at which fish breathe. All this was ...

Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Imee Marcos on Sunday slammed the decision of the Department of Transportation Technical Working Group (DOTr TWG) to impose a cap on motorcycle taxi-service ...

Groups suspect military hand in killing of peasant organizer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines -- An alliance of human rights groups in Eastern Visayas suspect that the military could be behind the death of a female peasant leader who was shot dead in the town of Catarman, the capital of Northern Samar. Jennifer Tonag, a 35-year-old mother of three, had been among those "red-tagged" by the military ...

Stakeholders to discuss regulation of motorcycle taxis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Senate public services committee, chaired by Sen. Grace Poe, will tackle the regulation of motorcycle taxis when it resumes its session on Monday. Among the issues to be discussed in the hearing are the results of the six-month pilot run, the 10,000-driver cap set by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory ...

His Dad Died In A Venezuelan Hospital. What He Saw In The Morgue Still Haunts Him
NPR - 2020-01-19
Editor's note: This story contains graphic descriptions of conditions in a hospital morgue. In the bowels of a Venezuelan hospital, I took my toughest walk ever. It was just after dawn on October 17. The corpse of my 81-year-old father lay on a gurney, covered in thick orange sheets. He had just died of a heart attack in his hospital room, on ...

Trump vs. Thunberg: The climate crisis could dominate Davos
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
(CNN) -- US President Donald Trump and environmental activist Greta Thunberg are getting top billing at Davos this year as the conference for global elites turns its attention to the climate crisis and sustainability. The World Economic Forum's 50th annual meeting begins Monday, drawing 3,000 of the world's richest and most powerful people to ...

Ex-child star Jiro Manio nabbed for alleged frustrated homicide
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- Former child actor Jiro Manio has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a man in Marikina City. Manio, 27, was brought to the Marikina City Police Station at around 7:20 p.m. on Friday for frustrated homicide. Initial police investigation showed Manio stabbed a man identified as Zeus Doctolero three ...

Abu Sayyaf kidnaps 5 Indonesians off Sabah
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- The Philippine military confirmed that local terror group Abu Sayyaf kidnapped five Indonesians off Sabah, Malaysia and is looking into the possibility that the suspects have reached Sulu province. The kidnapping, which happened Thursday in waters near Tambisan Island close to Tawi-Tawi, had been ...

Keep An Eye On Starbucks' High-Tech Ideas In Its Q1 Report
International Business Times - 2020-01-19
Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) had a few quiet years recently but returned to market-beating form in the summer of 2018. The stock has gained a market-stomping 78% over the last 18 months, including a 45% climb in 52 weeks. The company will report results for the holiday season on Jan. 28. Starbucks is investing in new technologies in ...

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed
Medical News Today - 2020-01-19
Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Share on Pinterest Drinking tea may lower the risk of depression among older adults. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting "major depressive ...

Classes in Batangas to remain suspended while Taal is at Alert Level 4
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- Classes in all levels in the entire province of Batangas will remain suspended for as long as Taal Volcano is at Alert Level 4, which warns of a possible "imminent" eruption. Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas issued Sunday a memorandum to all public and private schools that classes will ...

5,000 tons of waste to be shipped back to South Korea starting today
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) - Over 5,000 tons of South Korean garbage which were dumped in the Philippines will be exported back starting today, an environment group said. The EcoWaste Coalition said Sunday that a "return to sender" ceremony was held at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Misamis Oriental to re ...

Alert Level 4 remains, 787 volcanic earthquakes recorded amid Taal unrest
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) - While Alert Level 4 remains raised over Taal Volcano, state volcanologists report that the number of volcanic quakes near the area reached 787 in the 24 hour period to 5 a.m. of Sunday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in its 8 a.m. advisory on Sunday that the ...

Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-19
LEGAZPI CITY -- The Diocese of Legazpi has encouraged its parishioners and communities to help the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite by sending donations. Bishop Joel Baylon said the outreach program dubbed as "Ayuda kan Albay" (Help of Albay) needs in-kind donations such as face masks, rice ...

Gamboa to focus on drugs, PNP cleansing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A day after he was officially named chief of the 205,000-strong Philippine National Police, Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa admitted there was ... the existing policies on body mass index or else they will be barred from attending training for career advancement and promotion. The order evoked memories of former PNP chief ...

Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security flaw under active attack
YAHOO! - 2020-01-18
Mozilla isn't the only one grappling with a serious web browser security flaw. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will fix an Internet Explorer security exploit already being used for "limited targeted attacks." The vulnerability lets attackers corrupt memory used for the scripting engine in IE9, IE10 and IE11 in a way that would let ...

P13.6 million shabu seized in Cavite; 3 nabbed
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Two kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P13.6 million were allegedly seized from an African citizen and his two Filipino cohorts in Cavite on Friday. Police said Kingsley Ezeobi, Diomedes Gonzales and Roberto Benamir ...

An Unusual Radio Telescope Could Hold The Key To Understanding Fast Radio Bursts
Forbes - 2020-01-18
Imagine you are looking up into the night sky, when you see a bright flash. It only lasts for a fraction of a second. Now imagine trying to figure out what it was. This is the challenge astronomers face when trying to study fast radio bursts (FRBs). An FRB is a radio flash that only lasts for a few milliseconds. They seem to originate from ...

Duterte vows to help girl with biliary atresia
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has vowed to help in the operation of a two-year-old girl with biliary atresia at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City. To allow more Filipinos to avail themselves of organ transplants, Duterte said he wants the surgery to be done at the NKTI instead of abroad. On Wednesday ...

BOC seizes P1 billion fake cigarettes in Nueva Ecija
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Around P1 billion worth of counterfeit cigarettes were seized in a raid on a warehouse in Nueva Ecija on Friday. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said three boxes of fake Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) stamps, cigarette-making machines, a filter-making machine, a mixer, a dryer and raw materials were also recovered in the ...

Suspended Catanduanes government told to vacate post
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
CATANDUANES, Philippines -- Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua, who reassumed his post on Wednesday, has been asked to leave the office. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Cua, who was suspended for one year in connection with the graft charges he is facing, has to serve his suspension until April 30. "He cannot install ...

Fiat Chrysler In Talks With Apple Supplier Foxconn To Make EVs In China
YAHOO! - 2020-01-18
The Chinese electric vehicle space is getting crowded. Given the scope and opportunity presented by China, which boasts more than half of global EV sales, it's only logical that major automakers will make a beeline to the burgeoning market. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) said Friday that it is in talks with Hon Hai Precision Industry ...

7 caught in Manila drug stings
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven people were arrested in separate drug busts in Manila since Friday night. In Malate, Ricardo Oroceo Jr. and Ismael Roxas Jr. were caught with five sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu valued at P102,000 in a sting along Zobel Roxas street at past midnight yesterday. In Sta. Ana, Dionisio Hingoyen ...

Apple is testing a feature to let iPhone 11 owners totally turn off location tracking
Mashable - 2020-01-18
Apple raised eyebrows in the tech world late in 2019 with some small privacy problems in the new iPhone 11 line, but it looks like the issue will be fixed in the near future. The latest beta for ...

Philippines allows easier entry of goods from Japan
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has allowed easier access of some Japanese farm commodities into the country after favorable results of food safety risk assessment tests. In a recent memorandum order, the Department of Agriculture has lifted the prevailing additional requirements on the importation of Japanese commodities. DA has ...

A Top Cloud Stock to Buy in 2020 and Hold for the Long Run
Nasdaq - 2020-01-18
The cloud computing industry has been growing at a nice clip for the past few years, and it isn't expected to slow down anytime soon. IDC estimates that public cloud spending will hit $500 billion by 2023 from $229 billion last year. That translates into a compound annual growth rate of 22.3%, which would be driven by increasing demand for ...

Minors in motorbike crash: 1 dead, 1 hurt
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
PASAY, Philippines -- Two minors riding a motorcycle crashed into a power post in Pasay City at past midnight yesterday. Raizaldy Macias, 17, was driving the motorcycle along Leveriza street with his cousin John Joseph Foser, 16, as the back rider when he failed to notice a hump at around 12:30 a.m. Police said the two, who were reportedly ...

Top SEO Companies 2020
International Business Times - 2020-01-18
The Internet by and large has been around for almost 3 decades depending on which measure you use, and with what we know as the commercial internet being even younger. In the old days it was easy to game search engines and rise to the top. In many cases, you didn't even need to "game" the system, just great content was enough to let your ...

Construction activity slows down in Q3 -- PSA
philstar.com - 2020-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Construction activity slowed down in the third quarter of 2019 as fewer residential buildings were built, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. Preliminary results of the latest Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits showed that the total number of construction projects reached 40,795 in the ...

The New York Women's March Wants to Rally People Around a New Issue--and It's Tapping This Crowdfunding Site to Do It
Inc - 2020-01-18
The Women's March was founded on pillars such as access to reproductive rights, immigration reform, and of course, voter registration. This year, the march in New York will tackle a new issue--women's financial empowerment--and it's tapping some noted entrepreneurs to do it. One of the speakers, Olivia Owens, the head of partnerships for ...

Reasons why we hated 'Joker'
Mashable - 2020-01-18
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