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Eligible Grab riders to get refund starting December 31
philstar.com - 2019-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Following the Philippine Competition Commission's order for not meeting commitments on price cap and price cancellations, Grab Philippines on Thursday said it will start to refund select users on December 31. In a statement, the ride-hailing giant refund of P1 will be given to those riders who booked a GrabCar ride in ...

Korean national accused of defrauding $2M caught at NAIA
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- Authorities intercepted last week a Korean national accused of defrauding other Koreans of nearly $2 million, or around ?101.64 million, through phone calls at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported Thursday that Yun Kyungmin, 36, was blocked from ...

1 Year After Losing Its Hospital, A Rural Town Is Determined To Survive
NPR - 2019-12-26
Dr. Max Self grabs a sanitary wipe and cleans off the small flashlight in his hands. More than 20 years as a family doctor in rural Fort Scott, Kan., has taught him a few tricks for dealing with little kids: "I've got my flashlight. See? Look, you want to hold it?" Two-year-old Taelyn's brown eyes grow round, and her tiny hand reaches out.

Roads to pave way for peace in Mindanao, Jica says
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-26
Lasting peace in Mindanao was seen to get a big boost from two road projects to be rolled out in the war-torn island with financial assistance from Japan. In a statement on Thursday (Dec. 26 ...

Duterte dares Sison to a one-on-one talk in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is challenging communist leader Jose Maria Sison to come home to the Philippines for a one-on-one talk ahead of the ...

LIVE: Annular solar eclipse
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-26
MANILA, Philippines-The Science Centre OBservatory of Singapore livestreams the annular eclipse. It is a phenomenon that occurs when the moon is farthest from Earth. Because of this, the moon seems smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun, creating a "ring of fire" effect. The eclipse is visible in some parts of Saudi Arabia ...

The big shortcoming: A grumpy 2020 for global growth
philstar.com - 2019-12-26
PARIS, France -- US political clouds coupled with wider climate and digital transformations point to a tricky 2020 for the world economy, although experts say a lurch back to crisis is improbable. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said last month that activity had been hobbled by weaker trade and investment in the past ...

In Photos: 50 tons of trash hauled at Luneta since Christmas afternoon
philstar.com - 2019-12-26
PANGASINAN, Philippines -- Between 50 to 51 metric tons (over 50,000 kilograms) of waste was collected during garbage hauling operations at Luneta or Rizal Park from Christmas afternoon up to Thursday morning, according to the Manila City Department of Public Services. The trash volume, as seen in photos provided by the Manila Public ...

39 lambanog poisoning victims still at PGH after Christmas Day
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) - A total of 39 victims of lambanog or coconut wine poisoning are still admitted at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) a day after Christmas. In its lambanog toxicity incident report issued on Thursday morning, PGH said 12 patients are still in the emergency room while 26 patients are recovering ...

Duterte signs law extending 2019 budget for another year
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- Government agencies would have one more year to spend their 2019 budgets with a new law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang released a copy of Republic Act 11464 on Thursday, which extends the use of allocations under maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) as well as capital ...

'Ursula' now over West Philippine Sea, signals lifted in some Visayas, Luzon areas
philstar.com - 2019-12-26
PANGASINAN, Philippines -- Although heavy rain forecasts ... Occasional to frequent heavy rains are expected over Calamian Islands and Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, while light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains are forecasted over Central Luzon (Region III), Calabarzon (Region IV-A), Metro Manila, Oriental Mindoro ...

Lawmaker asks Senate to act on free transport of relief goods bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-25
It said common carriers refer to persons, corporations, firms or associations offering their services to the public and engaged in the business of carrying or transporting passengers or goods or ...

Uplifting communities
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-25
At Little Baguio Elementary School in Santa Maria, Laguna, the sales and marketing group of real estate pioneer Empire East Land Holdings Inc. had not only given backpacks and other supplies to the children, but had also spent a week building a library on campus. The employees installed bookshelves, repainted walls, and set up computers.

LGUs urged to harness property-related taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-25
The state-run National Tax Research Center (NTRC) is pushing for reforms in land valuation to increase the collection of property taxes and provide local government units (LGUs) with the needed buffers. "The implementation of property-related taxes in the Philippines still needs to be enhanced. While tax collection generally showed growth ...

Public health challenges for 2020 (Part II)
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-25
Last week, I discussed three public health challenges for the coming year: vaccine-preventable diseases, tuberculosis and dengue, as well as HIV/AIDS. In what follows, I discuss three more -- with the caveat that there are many others I hope to also ...

What are the health benefits of olive oil?
Medical News Today - 2019-12-25
If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Olive oil is a major component of the Mediterranean diet. It is rich in antioxidants. The main fat it contains is monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which ...

My son's birth cost over $22,000 because of complications. Here's every dollar on our bill.
Business Insider - 2019-12-25
When her blood pressure skyrocketed a week before her due date, her birth plans had to change -- and that sent the cost of her son's birth way up.

How free games and streaming services sparked a video game boom that changed pop culture
CNBC - 2019-12-25
Research firm Newzoo predicts the video game industry will bring in over $152 billion this year. Behind the surge is an industry that has shifted away from a console and title-based business to an ecosystem driven by the expansion of digital and social. The transition has not only changed how games are made but also expanded the consumer base ...

The Power of Spheres
Scientific American - 2019-12-25
Brain cancer is terrifying. It attacks an organ we see as the core of our personality, our mind, our very humanity. And because the disease grows inside the brain, it is notoriously difficult to treat. The organ has evolved many defenses to keep foreign ...

Goldman Sachs' top execs are ditching offices to sit among the people; A new WeWork memo reveals a pay package overhaul
Business Insider - 2019-12-25
Wall Street Insider is a behind-the-scenes look at the stories dominating deals, finance, real estate, wealth management, and more.

Betelgeuse star acting like it's about to explode, even if the odds say it isn't
CNET - 2019-12-25
One of the brightest stars in the sky makes up Orion's shoulder and also looks to be on the verge of going supernova sometime between today and 100,000 years from today. One of the brightest stars in the sky -- the nearby red supergiant Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion -- has fainted in recent months, meaning it's significantly less bright ...

In leap for quantum computing, silicon quantum bits establish a long-distance relationship
Phys.org - 2019-12-25
Imagine a world where people could only talk to their next-door neighbor, and messages must be passed house to house to reach far destinations. Until now, this has been the situation for the bits of hardware that make up a silicon quantum computer, a type of quantum computer with the potential to be cheaper and more versatile than today's versions.

Tips and tricks to get the most out of your new iPhone
CNBC - 2019-12-25
If you got a new iPhone for the holidays, you might not know about some of the things it can do. Apple's iOS 13 software, which ships on iPhones and is available for older models, has lots of new features. Here are a bunch of tips and tricks to get the most out of your new iPhone. If you got a new iPhone for the holidays, you've probably ...

PIDS: Bottlenecks hinder e-commerce growth in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-25
Quimba and Research Analyst II Sylwyn C. Calizo Jr. The study stated that poor Internet connection, existing business models, and concerns about security and privacy remain the top bottlenecks but incompatible computer systems between customers and suppliers, as well as expensive efforts to develop and maintain systems are making the growth of ...

Hard-boiled egg recall expands to Trader Joe's products amid deadly listeria outbreak
YAHOO! - 2019-12-25
Hard-boiled egg recall expands to Trader Joe's products amid deadly listeria outbreak originally appeared on abcnews.go.com A voluntary hard-boiled egg recall has expanded to multiple other products, including ones from Trader Joe's, amid a deadly listeria outbreak. The original recall was issued last week for all hard-boiled and peeled eggs in ...

Securing water for all: Shifting development strategy for the commons
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-25
But is this not what water privatization is all about? Water as a business, as an object of commerce. And to encourage these two companies to participate in the privatization program, the government, under then-President Fidel Ramos, had to dangle a number of profit-making incentives to ensure that these water investors would not lose money.

Quality of life: Getting better not worse
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-25
I actually get a kick from being called and teased about being a "boomer." When I was in my mid-20s, I operated a wholesale business selling to independent distributors. One client was a man named Bill Densmore, who was in his 60s. Bill and I became friends. In one conversation when I pulled the "age card," Bill said this ...

Former Uber CEO severs ties with ride-hailing giant
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-25
"Uber has been a part of my life for the past 10 years. At the close of the decade, and with the company now public, it seems like the right moment for me to focus on my current business and philanthropic pursuits," the 43-year-old entrepreneur said in a statement. Uber, based in San Francisco, transformed the way people get around and how ...

DOE to issue policy on power reserves
philstar.com - 2019-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) is set to issue a policy that will put more certainty on securing power reserves to avoid power shortage during tight supply. DOE assistant secretary Redentor Delola said Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi had signed the policy on ancillary services (AS). Contracted by the National Grid Corp. of ...

2 teens nabbed for P9.4 million drugs
philstar.com - 2019-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Two teenagers were arrested for carrying a total of P9.4 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in Caloocan and Malabon on Tuesday. Gapar Dibangkitun, 19, was caught after speeding away on a motorcycle from a police checkpoint in Sta. Rita, Barangay 188. He was accosted after he crashed into a Toyota ...

Philippines seeks Saudi aid for BARMM
philstar.com - 2019-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Saudi Arabian government has been asked to provide assistance to the newly created Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Development efforts in the BARMM were among the topics discussed when Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje paid a courtesy call on Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister ...

2 soldiers slain, 5 wounded in Lanao del Sur ambush
philstar.com - 2019-12-25
LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines -- Two soldiers were killed and five others wounded in an ambush in Pagayawan, Lanao del Sur on Tuesday. First Lt. Mark Linne Banua and Sgt. Jhanjihan Carumba of the 55th Infantry Battalion were reportedly shot dead by Cpl. Nao Mohammad Lassam in Barangay Baraingud. Pfc. Nilo Rubiato, T/Sgt. Randy Esmade and Pvts.

Decade of discoveries: CRISPR, gravity waves, water on Mars
philstar.com - 2019-12-25
The invisible dark matter that makes up its vast majority remains one of the greatest puzzles to solve ... "CRISPR-based gene editing stands above all the others," William Kaelin, a 2019 Nobel prize winner for medicine, told AFP. In 2012, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna reported that they had developed the new tool that ...

BSP seen resuming rate, RRR cuts in Q1
philstar.com - 2019-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- DBS Bank Ltd. of Singapore said the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is expected to resume its easing cycle by slashing interest rates and further lowering the reserve requirement ratio as early as the first quarter of next year. In its latest research note, DBS said the central bank could further unwind its tightening ...

Philippines hotel market needs to lure more investors
philstar.com - 2019-12-25
Philippine Hotel Owners Association (PHOA) president Arthur Lopez earlier said the Service Charge Law would result in higher costs of doing business, which could lead to hotel investors having second thoughts about visiting the country. "Well, they will still invest but they will have second thoughts," he said. "The Philippines still has ...

Gaisano firm to add BPO building to Davao project
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-25
DAVAO CITY -- Gaisano-owned Grand Land, Inc. is adding a business process outsourcing (BPO) building at its flagship project in the city -- the Amani Grand Citygate. "It is part of the masterplan. We hope to start its construction by fourth quarter of ...

Banks told to deal only with registered forex, money changers
philstar.com - 2019-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reminded banks and financial institutions to only deal with registered foreign exchange dealers, money changers as well as remittance and transfer companies as the country continues to step up its anti-money laundering efforts. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier said BSP-supervised ...

CIMB Philippines eyes e-commerce, new tie-ups
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-25
However, as a digital bank, they observed that young consumers, who are naturally more tech-savvy, has been the first ones to buy into the online bank business because of "ease of early adoption" and pickup. Aside from sealing more partnerships ...

How SpongeBob, Boomers, VSCO Girls and a Drag Queen Were Behind Some of 2019's Biggest Internet Language Trends
Newsweek - 2019-12-25
Social media has created an entirely new linguistic ecosystem, with new words, phrases and features for expressing ourselves cropping up all the time. As the year winds down, we'll walk you through some other recent trends to get you up to speed before you're inevitably barraged with new ones in 2020. Two new language features - "sksksk" and ...

A 300-million-year-old lizard might be the earliest animal to care for its offspring, a new study says
CNN - 2019-12-25
(CNN)Little is known about Paleozoic creatures' parental prowess. But a newly uncovered 300-million-year-old fossil might be the earliest evidence of a parent, well, acting like a parent. Researchers from Carleton University in Ontario, Canada, discovered the partial skeleton of a lizard-like creature that had wrapped its tail around the ...

Relieve Joint Pains Caused By Arthritis This Christmas By Having This Treat
International Business Times - 2019-12-25
Arthritis affects millions of people all over the world It causes a lot of pain in the joints There is one delicious treatment that could help patients Arthritis is a catch-all term for a series of painful conditions that cause tenderness and swelling of one or more joints. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are two of the most common ...

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser, the world's tallest, erupted a record number of times this year
CNN - 2019-12-25
The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted 47 times this year, blowing past the record set in 2018 for the most eruptions recorded in a year. Steamboat -- whose major eruptions shoot water more than 300 feet into the air -- broke a record in August when it erupted for the 33rd time. Since then, Steamboat has erupted 14 more times ...

Health benefits and risks of celery
Medical News Today - 2019-12-25
If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Celery is part of the Apiaceae family, which includes carrots, parsnips, parsley, and celeriac. Its crunchy stalks make the vegetable a popular low-calorie snack, and it may provide a range of health benefits. The fiber in celery can benefit the ...

Why Rivals Intel And MediaTek Teamed Up To Make Chips For 5G Laptops
Forbes - 2019-12-25
Intel and MediaTek are sort of rivals. They both make processors for a range of consumer electronics. But Intel specializes more in computing, while Taiwan-based MediaTek does a lot of work for mobile phones, including 5G cellular. The two companies said November 25 they will join forces in making processors to power modems in 5G notebook PCs ...

How 'The Nutcracker' Choreographer Inspired the Name of Mercury's Tutu-Like Crater
Space.com - 2019-12-25
The ballet "The Nutcracker" and the planet Mercury have something in common. It all starts with NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft, or MESSENGER. The mission team, which launched in 2004 and ended operations in 2015, chose to name Mercury's craters after deceased artists, composers, or writers.

CES 2020: Facebook, Twitter gear up for the world's biggest tech show
CNET - 2019-12-25
Social networks get a chance to highlight big partnerships and defend themselves. CES, the annual tech show that kicks off in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, isn't just about showing off the coolest laptops, TVs and gadgets. It's also a time for Facebook and Twitter to make some noise of their own. Social media companies historically haven't had a big ...

From Side Hustle To Million Dollar Plus Business
Forbes - 2019-12-25
Donie Yamamoto wasn't looking to start a business focused on this market, but that is where life took her. In 2011, Yamamoto moved to the United States from the Philippines. Her accounting degree was not recognized here. When she took a review class, she realized accounting was not her passion. She wanted to do something that lit her fire ...

Trade Secretary Lopez studying Recto tax bill
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-25
TRADE SECRETARY Ramon M. Lopez is studying an exporter-supported bill proposing to immediately reduce corporate income tax from 30%. The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport) said in a statement that it supports Senate Bill No. 595 filed by Senator Ralph G. Recto. The bill applies segmented tax rates according to companies ...

Honda Motor Co Ltd
Reuters - 2019-12-25
Honda Parts Supplier F-Tech Inc To Temporarily Move Production Of Brake Pedals To Factory In Philippines From Wuhan - Nikkei Jan 30 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd <7267.T>::HONDA PARTS SUPPLIER F ...

For DOH, a year of public health challenges
philstar.com - 2019-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- With the re-emergence of polio and widespread outbreaks of measles and dengue in the Philippines in the past months, the Department of Health (DOH) has described 2019 as a year full of "public health challenges." According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, 2019 was not easy for the DOH in terms of the spread ...

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