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Real estate prices surge in Q3
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Real estate prices booked their biggest growth in more than three years in the third quarter amid the sharp increase in the cost of acquiring condominium units, duplex as well as single detached houses and townhouses, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR). The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported over ...

Philippine tourism sector must develop destinations, high value products
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The development of more destinations as well as high value products are some of the opportunities the Philippine tourism sector should capitalize on, an executive director of a tourism school said. "The low hanging fruits seem to be number one, developing more destinations linked by a more cohesive value chain so that ...

DTI hopes for CITIRA approval in 1st quarter
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- With government unable to pass the Comprehensive Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) bill this year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is hopeful the proposed measure would be approved within the first quarter of next year to put an end to investor uncertainty affecting investments being made ...

Rape-slay suspect nabbed
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- A suspect in the alleged rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl was arrested in Bauan, Batangas on Saturday. Mark Alvin Sajer was collared in Barangay Bolo, according to Col. Edwin Quilates, Batangas police director. Sajer was tagged in the murder of Ma. Christina Valerio, who was found near a creek in ...

TransCo has over P8 billion in FIT-All fund
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) already has over P8 billion under the Feed-in Tariff Allowance (FIT-All) fund after it wiped out its backlog to be paid to renewable energy (RE) developers earlier this year. This means there is no need for higher FIT-All charges to consumers next year, a consumer group said.

Quake jolts Davao Occidental
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude-4.9 earthquake jolted the town of Sarangani in Davao Occidental yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 5:12 p.m., was located 114 kilometers southwest of Sarangani. The quake was recorded at Intensity I in General Santos ...

2 die in Negros mishap
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- A pregnant woman and a motorcycle driver died while seven others were injured in a vehicular accident in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental on Saturday. Investigation showed that Eric Onyot, 22, who was on a motorcycle, tried to overtake, causing him to hit a tricycle driven by Paul John Ofianga in Barangay Luna.

DFA monitoring Filipinas involved in Singapore road accident
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 29) -- Authorities are looking into the condition of several Filipino workers who were involved in a vehicular accident in Singapore Sunday. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Spokesperson Ed Menez said, "DFA OUMWA (Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs) is checking the latest ...

Public warned vs binge eating, drinking
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Amid a rising prevalence of heart attacks during this season, the Department of Health (DOH) has cautioned the public against excessive consumption of food and alcohol. "Excess of anything is always bad like too much drinking of alcoholic beverages and binge eating," Health Secretary Francisco Duque warned over the ...

Fireworks-related injuries rise to 46 -- DOH
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Home may not be the safest place to be ... and that prices now are also much cheaper compared to the previous years. "For now, the business of fireworks is asleep," Gabuyo said in Filipino. However, she added that there are ...

Calif. vastly expands digital privacy. Will people use it?
Charlotte Observer - 2019-12-29
Forty million Californians will soon obtain sweeping digital privacy rights stronger than any seen before in the U.S. -- rights that could pose a significant challenge to Big Tech and the data economy it created. So long as state residents don't mind shouldering much of the burden of exercising them, that is. Come Wednesday, roughly one in 10 ...

PH envoy confirms 2 Filipino women dead, 4 hurt in Singapore car mishap
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Embassy in Singapore has confirmed that two Filipino were killed while four others were injured in a road accident that happened in a mall in Singapore ...

DOH reports 46 cases of fireworks-related injuries
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 29) -- The Department of Health (DOH) says the number of fireworks-related injuries in the country has risen to 46, the same number logged during the same period last year. In its latest report, the DOH said the cases were recorded from December 21 to 29. The Health Department added the areas where the ...

Malacañang backtracks, says Duterte will attend Rizal Day rites in Davao City
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 29) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will be attending the Rizal Day celebrations, after all. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Joseph Lawrence Garcia and Senator Bong Go confirmed this to CNN Philippines, saying the President would be leading the 123rd commemoration of ...

June 2019 in review: The Mac Pro arrives at WWDC, and Jony Ive departs
AppleInsider - 2019-12-29
In June, Apple revealed the Mac Pro and announced iPadOS at its annual WWDC, and then admitted that Chief Design Officer Jony Ive was leaving the company. June 2019 featured WWDC (left, the departure of Jony Ive (center), and the reveal of the Mac Pro (right) In between the surprises of WWDC and Jony Ive, though, there was one related yet ...

Will Amazon Have A Big 4th Quarter?
International Business Times - 2019-12-29
Earlier this month, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) said it shattered records over Black Friday weekend, painting an optimistic picture for the company's important fourth quarter. As if this wasn't enough reason to have big expectations for Q4, the company shared yet another window into the holiday shopping season in an update on Thursday. "Amazon ...

Duterte to visit quake survivors in Mindanao on Rizal Day -- Cotabato governor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-29
She said the venue was supposedly set at the municipal gymnasium of Mlang but because the stage and the ceiling of the building had collapsed from the most recent quakes, they decided to move the venue to the covered court of the nearby Mlang National High School, located very near the landing area of the presidential helicopter. After a short ...

SDCA Comm students win in issue­-based film tilts
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-29
St. Dominic student Lara Mae Tamio with her Rotary PSA Festival award. St. Dominic student Lara Mae Tamio with her CineJuana award Communication majors from St. Dominic College of Asia (SDCA) recently bagged back-to-back victories at the 3rd Rotary Public Service Announcement (PSA) Festival organized by the Rotary Club of Circuit Makati (RCCM ...

'Localized' peace talks best way to end insurgency -- OPAPP
philstar.com - 2019-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Although the Christmas ceasefire is a welcome development, "localized" peace talks with communist rebels are the best way to end the 51-year-old insurgency, presidential peace adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a statement. The government has opted for the localized talks, which it calls Local Peace Engagements, to ...

2 weak tremors hit Sarangani, Davao del Sur
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-29
BANSALAN, DAVAO DEL SUR, Philippines -Two mild tremors struck Sarangani and Davao del Sur early Sunday, December 29. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the magnitude 3.3 quake hit 19 kilometers northwest of Malungon, Sarangani at 3 a.m. The quake which was tectonic in origin had a depth of 30 ...

'Ursula' death toll rises to 35 - NDRRMC
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) - Tropical Storm "Ursula" (international name: Phanfone) left the country with a total of 35 fatalities, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday. In its situation report issued in the evening, Iloilo had the highest number of fatalities with 13. It was ...

Melt Records | The Sounds Of Vis-Min
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-28
Honeydrop "Both book and movie were something that, perhaps unrealistically, shaped how I thought running a label would look like," Sy said when he wrote to Business Mirror, the humor coming ...

US senator tells Duterte admin: Free De Lima instead of denying Americans of visa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Barely two days after President Rodrigo Duterte barred him and another senator from entering the Philippines, US Senator Patrick Leahy responded by calling on the administration anew to release detained Senator Leila de Lima rather than "irrationally threatening to deny visas to American citizens." In a statement ...

A financial planner explains when you should consider investing with a robo-adviser -- and when you shouldn't
Business Insider - 2019-12-28
Since everything is automated, digital, and relies less on individual professionals making decisions, robo-advisers can help you invest well for less.

Marketing Is Still an Art (and a Science)
Entrepreneur - 2019-12-28
Data-driven decision making has been the mantra of most good CEOs and CMOs over the better part of the last decade. They want all marketing decisions to be based on solid data that had previously not been available but is today in high amounts. But, data can be deceiving. It may lead you in one direction, when in fact the right answer may be ...

Apple News: Why An NYU Cardiologist Is Suing The Tech Giant For Royalties
International Business Times - 2019-12-28
Dr. Joseph Wiesel, a cardiologist and instructor at the NYU School of Medicine, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the Apple Watch utilizes heartbeat-monitoring technology that he owns the patent for, which focuses on detecting irregularities. The suit accuses Apple of copyright infringement and seeks royalties for compensation ...

At each end of Pacific, skepticism over China farm purchases
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-28
"The figure of $40 billion," added Cui Fan, a trade specialist at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, "is larger than I expected, and I wonder whether the ...

Agri sector ready to reap benefits from modernization
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
The Philippine agriculture sector may soon shed its economic laggard status as it is poised to reap huge benefits from modernization and industrialization, exports, farm consolidation and infrastructure development. The appointment of William Dar as agriculture secretary in August has ushered in a new era of hope for the sector, which has been ...

Minneapolis VA's PTSD study to probe whether to confront trauma, or not
StarTribune - 2019-12-28
Researchers at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center are taking on one of the most vexing questions in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder -- when to have patients confront their traumatic experiences, and when to focus instead on present-day ...

2 drug suspects killed in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Two drug suspects were killed in stings in Bulacan and Nueva Ecija in the past two days. Ryan Gamboa shot undercover agents who tried to arrest him after selling shabu in Paradise Farm in Barangay Tungkong Mangga, San Jose del Monte City, Col. Emma Libunao, acting Bulacan police director, said. Libunao said 13 sachets of ...

3.1 million kids in Mindanao vaccinated vs polio
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 3.1 million children in Mindanao have been vaccinated against polio, according to the Department of Health (DOH). DOH spokesman Eric Domingo said the figure represents vaccination coverage of 94.7 percent. The DOH is ...

Bulacan PNP platoon leader relieved for abandoning post
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
BOCAUE, Bulacan, Philippines -- A platoon leader of the police community precinct in Barangay Turo in this town was relieved from her post on Friday for allegedly abandoning her post. Capt. Norheda Usman, third platoon leader of the First Provincial Mobile Force Company, left her post to attend a Christmas party, Col. Emma Libunao, Bulacan ...

Typhoon Ursula weakens, exits PAR
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Ursula weakened and exited the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the center of Ursula was located 595 kilometers west of Subic, Zambales as of 10 a.m. yesterday. With maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers ...

1 dead, 4 hurt in Cagayan road mishaps
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- A corn vendor died in a road accident in Barangay Pared, Alcala, Cagayan on Friday. Sherwin Oganiza, 45, was hit by a speeding truck when he crossed the highway at around 3 p.m. He died at the scene. Responding police officers arrested the truck driver, Jayson Catilod, 38. Also in Cagayan, four persons ...

No falls, fractures, or bone density benefits from Vitamin D
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
"The strengths of the current analyses are that they are comprehensive, include all available data from a large number of new trials, and concomitantly assess the major clinical and surrogate endpoints for musculoskeletal health." "Therefore, there is little justification for the use of vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve ...

Decisive Congress needed
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
As a new year as about to unfold, our Congress is faced with the unenviable task of going through a number of proposed legislative measures that could determine the success or failure of our economy moving forward. First is the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (CITIRA), previously referred to as TRAIN 2 which, based on the ...

DBM assures 2020 budget to take effect by January
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) yesterday assured that the government would still be able to operate under a new budget by January next year despite a slight delay in the signing of the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA). In a text message, acting Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado said the expected delay ...

AgriNurture ties up with BuCor for corn plantation in Palawan
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Agriculture trading firm AgriNurture Inc. (ANI) is expanding its business through a partnership with the Bureau of Corrections for a corn plantation in Palawan. In a regulatory filing, ANI said its board of directors has approved the plan to negotiate and enter into a joint venture with the Department of Justice through ...

The ultimate benefit of DevOps: freeing developers to be developers
ZDNet - 2019-12-28
DevOps may be about rapid, well-timed software releases, but perhaps the most compelling benefit may be what it does for developers' psyches. That's the word from Gene Kim, noted DevOps thought leader and co-author of The Phoenix Project, a seminal work in the DevOps space, and author of the recently published work, The Unicorn Project.

Musk says Boring Co's Las Vegas tunnel to 'hopefully' be operational next year
Reuters - 2019-12-28
(Reuters) - Elon Musk, founder of tunneling enterprise Boring Company, said in a tweet that a commercial tunnel in Las Vegas would "hopefully" be fully operational in 2020. "Boring Co is completing its first commercial tunnel in Vegas, going from Convention Center to Strip, then will work on other projects," Musk tweeted here late on Friday ...

DOTr appeals to the public to report PNR stone-throwing incidents
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Saturday called on the public to help in stopping the stone-throwing incidents which have damaged the trains of the Philippine National Railways (PNR). In a statement, the DOTr appealed to the public to report the "dastardly acts" that have hampered the ...

DOTr appeals to the public to report PNR stone-throwing incidents
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Saturday called on the public to help in stopping the stone-throwing incidents which have damaged the trains of the Philippine National Railways (PNR). In a statement, the DOTr appealed to the public to report the "dastardly acts" that have hampered the ...

2019: A year in photographs on The Verge
The Verge - 2019-12-28
The Verge photo team took thousands of photographs in 2019 -- from a rocket launch in Florida and cloud chasing in Córdoba, Argentina, to the Pixel 4 and science stop-motion videos. We talked with content moderators, climate activists, authors, presidential candidates, and influencers, and got them all on camera. We aimed to keep the ...

Acupuncture may ease common side effect of cancer treatment
UPI.com - 2019-12-28
Dry mouth can be a troubling side effect of radiation therapy, but acupuncture may ease its symptoms, a new study suggests. Of 339 patients getting radiation for head and neck cancer in the United States and China, those who had acupuncture had fewer symptoms of dry mouth, or xerostomia, than those who didn't have acupuncture. Patients who had ...

Pagasa sees storm-free New Year
philstar.com - 2019-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Fair weather will prevail in most parts of the country during the New Year as no tropical cyclone is forecast to enter the country until next week, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...

Tesla Model 3 With Acceleration Boost Allows Vehicle To Reach 60MPh in 3.48 Seconds
International Business Times - 2019-12-28
Tesla offers Acceleration Boost upgrade to Tesla vehicle owners A new video showcases what the upgrade could do to a Tesla Model 3 EV The owner shares that his Tesla Model 3 hit 60 mph in just a matter of 3.48 seconds Tesla offers Acceleration Boost upgrade to Tesla Model 3. While it is a paid upgrade, there are Tesla owners who would like to ...

Fire hits firecracker stall in Bocaue, Bulacan
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) - A firecracker stall in Bocaue, Bulacan caught fire on Saturday evening, just days before the New Year's Eve. The fire that hit A.T. Sayo Fireworks Store, located at McArthur Highway in Barangay Biñang 1st, started ?at 6:10 p.m.?, the Bureau of Fire (BFP) Bocaue told CNN Philippines.

Pagasa sees no LPA, storm entering PAR until year-end
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-28
MANILA, Philippines - No weather disturbances like low pressure areas (LPAs) or storms are expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility over the weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Saturday. "Wala tayong inaasahan na mabubuong bagyo o low pressure area sa loob ng ...

Intermittent fasting may contribute to prolonged life expectancy -- study
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-28
American researchers have reviewed several human and animal studies to determine the effect of fasting on weight loss, life expectancy and other health indicators. An article published in The New ...

EXPLAINER: How the US budget law bans Philippine officials
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- At first glance, the 2020 budget law signed by US President Donald Trump does not seem to include a provision denying entry to Philippine officials responsible for the detention of Senator Leila de Lima. This led to talks that the ban on Filipino government officials from the US - widely ...

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