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PNP-AKG to deploy own team to probe Makati abduction
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police - Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) will deploy its own team to investigate the alleged abduction of a Chinese woman in Makati City on Monday night. Lt. Col. Jowel Saliba, PNP-AKG spokesperson, said this team will coordinate with the Makati City police now conducting an investigation on the ...

MMDA warns heavy traffic on SEA Games closing, asks motorists to avoid EDSA yellow lanes
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
SEA Games: Philippine men's sepak takraw team bags a bronze medal in the regu event / SEA Games: Johnny Morte settles for silver in the men's freestyle wrestling 65kg event / SEA Games: Alvin Lobreguito settles for silver in the men's freestyle wrestling 57kg event / SEA Games: Noemi Tener takes silver in the women's wrestling 62kg event / SEA ...

FDI entry still sluggish as economic worries keep investors gun-shy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-10
Foreign direct investments continued their sluggish entry into the Philippines with September FDIs amounting to only $566 million, or 2.9 percent lower than $582 million in the same period in 2018 ...

NCRPO: 20 SEA Games-related incidents recorded so far
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has recorded 20 incidents related to the 30th Southeast Asian Games from November 25 until December 8. NCRPO acting director Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas said in a press briefing Tuesday that among the incidents recorded by the police was a robbery recorded in Manila.

Payment of bills, real property taxes, now made easier for Manileños
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-10
The City Government of Manila recently sealed an agreement with CIS Bayad Center, Inc. and MultiSys Technologies Corporation to be able to provide utmost convenience to Manileños for payment of ...

Bato admits feeling guilty for endorsing Albayalde
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-10
MANILA , Philippines-- Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Tuesday admitted having felt guilty for recommending resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde as his ...

Pagcor, BIR not yet closing illegal POGOs despite Duterte's ultimatum
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) - The state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. and the Bureau of Internal Revenue have not yet ordered the closure of some Philippine offshore gaming operators or POGOs that have failed to pay their corresponding tax obligations. This is despite President Rodrigo Duterte's warning last ...

UPS launches new service enhancements to bolster Asian businesses
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-10
"With service improvements such as guaranteed delivery timing and shorter transit time for UPS Worldwide Expedited®, most businesses shipping within Asia will now have their shipments delivered in as little as two business days," McCullough added. "This offers an end-to-end service alternative for freight forwarding shippers in the ...

After low PISA result, DepEd eyes English as medium of instruction in primary years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) is looking into the use of English as the medium of instruction in schools, especially at the primary level, after Filipino students fared worst among 79 countries in reading comprehension. According to the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) by the ...

Chile military plane with 38 is missing on way to Antarctica
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-10
Contact was lost at 6:13 p.m., the statement said. The air force said late Monday that the weather good at the time contact was lost. Gen. Eduardo Mosqueira of the Fourth Air Brigade told local media that a search was underway and a ship was in the area where the plane should have been when contact was lost. Mosqueira said the aircraft would ...

Police identify abducted Chinese woman in Makati City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Police identified on Tuesday the victim of the Dec. 9 abduction that reportedly happened along Paseo de Roxas in Makati City. Maj. Gideon Ines Jr., chief of the Makati ...

P34 million in shabu seized in Tawi-Tawi buy-bust
philstar.com - 2019-12-10
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Authorities seized P34 million worth of shabu from three drug traffickers who fell in an entrapment operation Tuesday in Bongao town in Tawi-Tawi. Haberson Jaafar, Elmer Jamadin and Adzfar Asali, are now in the joint custody of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao ...

Palace: Better deal won't stop case vs. water concessionaires
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the government will continue it's suit against Maynilad and Manila Water even if the supposed onerous provisions in the water concession agreement would be removed in a new one. "When the crime has been committed, even if you return, there is still a ...

PPA eyes limiting number of vessels that ply the Pasig River
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) - The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is looking to limit the issuance of entry clearances to operators of vessels, barges and other watercraft that make use of the Pasig River to ply their trade. "Ang pwede naming gawin, sa entrance [What we can do at the entrance of] the mouth of Pasig River is ...

House panel OKs bill taxing single-use plastic
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- A bill that will impose taxes on single-use plastic has been approved by a House of Representatives panel on Tuesday. House Committee on Ways and Means chairman and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said the body gave its green light for a measure that will slap a tax of ?20 per kilogram of single-use ...

Youth urged to speak up as world celebrates Human Rights Day
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10)-- The youth will play a crucial role in upholding the human rights situation in the Philippines and around the globe, officials said Tuesday, as the world formally celebrated the Human Rights Day. United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres lauded the global youth movement--noting how ...

Senate urged to start public hearings on constitutional reforms
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- The government body pushing for amendments to the Constitution is calling on the Senate to launch its own public hearings in hopes that reforms can be passed before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte's term. Members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (Task Force CORE) in a ...

Exports inch up, but imports still down in October
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Merchandise exports slightly recovered while imports continued to decline year-on-year for the seventh straight month in October, allowing the peso to strengthen.

Robredo to reveal her drug war findings on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- Vice President Leni Robredo confirmed on Tuesday that she will release on December 16 her drug war findings and recommendations when she was cochair ...

DOF eyeing Japanese loan to develop Subic Bay
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has signed a deal that would allow them to secure a Japanese loan to further develop Subic Bay. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said he recently signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Japanese government for technical support for a "regional development ...

Kris Aquino, may paglilinaw sa health condition ng kapatid na si former President Noynoy
GMA Network - 2019-12-10
Pero nitong Lunes, December 9, binasag ni Kris ang kanyang katahimikan upang bigyan ng linaw ang mga naglabasan ispekulasyon patungkol sa health condition ng nakatatandang kapatid. Ex-President Noy at hospital for 'routine procedure' --spox Sa Instagram post ng tinaguriang "Queen of All Media," sinabi niot na nakakalungkot siya sa mga ...

Manila Water, Maynilad will not increase water rates in January 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) - Metro Manila's water concessionaires will not implement higher charges in January 2020 despite the regulator's approval. Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. have both agreed not to impose around P2 per cubic meter price hike from consumers amid ongoing talks with the ...

IBM pilots its P-TECH program, prepping Filipino students for the future of work
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-10
college, and career. There are currently 200 P-TECH schools with more than 100,000 students in 18 countries. IBM Corporate Citizenship Manager Andrea Escalona shares that all students graduate with a high school diploma plus an associate degree in computer technology, which then enables them to either secure a position in the STEM industry or ...

Apple's new 'cheese grater' Mac Pro will be available to order on Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
(CNN) -- Apple's new Mac Pro is about to go on sale. The top-of-the-line Mac, anticipated by power users for its jaw-dropping specs, and by Apple design fans for its cheese-grater-like appearance, will be available for preorders beginning Tuesday. It's the computer's first update in six years and it looks drastically different than its ...

Elon Musk reveals when Tesla's electric ATV will go on sale
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
(CNN) -- Elon Musk said Tesla plans to offer an electric ATV as an add-on with its new Cybertrucks beginning in 2021. As if the appearance of the Cybertruck wasn't enough of a shocker at its unveiling November 21st, Musk had an extra surprise at the end of the presentation. "We also made an ATV," he told the audience. Then a rider came out ...

Hontiveros: China 'in charge of the nuts and bolts' of PH power grid
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-10
State Grid Corporation of China holds 40 percent stake in NGCP ... the government is losing money while NGCP is raking in profits due to tax exemptions. The solon also called for a cybersecurity audit of NGCP operations following the statement of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi that China can potentially shut down the country's power transmission ...

Creative Economy Roadmap aims to drive service export growth, boost employment
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-10
The IT-related services are composed of telecommunications, computer and information services, other business services and audio-visual services. Under other business services, which include some creative industry sectors, such as animation, game and software development, garnered 73 percent or $16.448 billion of the total exports of IT-related ...

Twenty Outstanding Philippines' Entrepreneurs and Organisations Honored at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019
YAHOO! - 2019-12-10
Go, who both were accorded the Entrepreneur of the Year, other notable winners of the APEA Philippines chapter include Philusa Corporation, Reyes Tacandong & Co, Far Eastern University and Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. who accolade under the Corporate Excellence category. Dr. Fong added, "We are proud to be the oldest business ...

SpaceX wants to beam internet from space. This could be its biggest hurdle
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-09
(CNN) - SpaceX wants to be your next Wi-Fi provider. It's hoping to build a constellation of satellites to deliver cheap, lightning-quick broadband from space -- and the toughest obstacle could be on the ground. The company took major steps this year by launching the first 100-plus satellites for its network, called Starlink, with an eye ...

Chinese woman abducted in Makati, police say
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- A Chinese woman was abducted late Monday night in the business district of Makati City, police said. Makati police chief Col. Rogelio Simon told reporters past midnight on Tuesday that the woman was forced to ride a gray van with a plate number identified with a different vehicle. "Kumbaga ...

DoubleDragon, RLC team up on Libis property project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
Property developers DoubleDragon Properties Corp. and Robinsons Land Corp. have teamed up to jointly acquire and develop a prime one-hectare commercial property in Libis, Quezon City that formerly housed a commissary of bakeshop chain Red Ribbon. DoubleDragon and RLC are jointly investing P2 billion to the 50-50 percent partnership, which will ...

US stocks close broadly lower on Wall Street; trade in focus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Monday as losses in technology, health care and financial companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Trading was mostly muted as investors looked ahead to a busy week of economic reports and an interest rate policy update from the Federal Reserve. The market also remained focused on ...

Apple may be ditching the lightning charging cable for some iPhones by 2021, analyst says
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-09
SEA Games: Filipino billiards player Dennis Orcollo scores a gold medal for the Philippines in the men's 10-ball pool singles event / SEA Games: Geylord Coveta and Yancy Kaibigan deliver two more gold medals ? for the Philippines after winning in their respective categories in men's windsurfing event / SEA Games: 2016 Olympian Charly Suarez ...

PTT Philippines to open 15-20 more Café Amazon stores
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-09
PTT Philippines has been expanding its non-oil business--the Thai brand Café Amazon, which is part of the diversification of its parent company in Thailand, the PTT Oil and Retail Business Plc.

Corruption pulls down PHL in food security list
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-09
Workers prepare to deliver bangus (milkfish) from Pangasinan to Metro Manila markets in this BusinessMirror file photo. CORRUPTION and low investment in agriculture research and development caused ...

Microsoft to end support of its touch-first Office Mobile apps in January 2021
ZDNet - 2019-12-09
Last September, Microsoft officials admitted they were putting the mobile versions of the Microsoft Office applications for Windows on the back burner. Late last week, Microsoft announced the end of support date for those Office Mobile applications: January 12, 2021. After that date, Microsoft won't provide any more security fixes, bug fixes or ...

Toyota eyes P4.5-B logistics hub in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. will build a P4.5-billion logistics hub next year, making space for more cars at a time when its sales are at risk of falling because of proposals to slap tariffs on imported vehicles. TMP President Satoru Suzuki told reporters on Monday that the logistics hub was being developed in anticipation of greater demand ...

NLEx connector to port area eyed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
The tollroad arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is offering to extend the North Luzon Expressway deeper into Manila and closer to the Port area, part of a broader goal to unclog roads in the congested capital district. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar told reporters on Monday that a new tollroad project was being discussed ...

PNP watching 22 cops for drug pushing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police is monitoring 22 policemen who are on its watch list of suspected drug pushers. PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said in a briefing ...

Here's Why Shares of This Gene Editing Pioneer Are Collapsing Today
Nasdaq - 2019-12-09
Shares of Precision BioSciences (NASDAQ: DTIL) fell as much as 51.4% today after the company announced updated data from its lead drug candidate at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The preliminary results for PBCAR0191 in relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic ...

Did You Know: Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
Human Rights Day is observed every Dec. 10 by virtue of Proclamation No. 347 signed on Oct. 21, 1952, by then President Elpidio Quirino. On Dec. 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ...

Aspirin Plus a DOAC May Do More Harm Than Good in Some
Medscape - 2019-12-09
ORLANDO, Florida -- Combining aspirin and direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) therapy for the secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) or the prevention of stroke associated with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) without a clear indication was associated with increased bleeding risks in a large registry-based cohort. The study ...

Amazon can blame Trump all it wants but Microsoft will still walk away with the $10 billion JEDI deal, analyst says
Business Insider - 2019-12-09
Amazon's lawsuit against Pentagon's $10 billion contract to Microsoft might cause a delay, but won't affect the outcome, a prominent analyst says.

Gallup: Record number of Americans delayed serious medical treatment
UPI.com - 2019-12-09
Dec. 9 (UPI) --A record 25 percent of U.S. adults said they or a family member delayed treatment for a serious medical condition in the past year because of cost, Gallup said Monday. The number is up from 19 percent a year ago and the highest in Gallup's trend data since a high of 22 percent recorded postponing treatment for a serious condition ...

Scientists figure out how accumulating dust particles become planets
UPI.com - 2019-12-09
Dec. 9 (UPI) --Scientists have developed a working theory for how small clumps of dust become big balls of debris and begin to form young planets. In protoplanetary disks, adhesion causes small particles of dust to stick together, just as it causes dust ...

Beijing seen removing foreign technology in more state offices
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-09
The Chinese government is taking further steps to remove foreign technology from state agencies and other organizations ... Particularly hard to replace, for example, are semiconductors from suppliers, like Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp., as well as software from Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. "While large suppliers, such as Microsoft and ...

A Wall Street analyst says Amazon is starting to alienate its cloud partners with its bid to be a 'jack-of-all-trades'
Business Insider - 2019-12-09
Amazon is starting to annoy its partners, with its bid to a 'one-stop-shop' for the enterprise, a Wall Street analyst said.

Study Halted; 'Hyperprogression' Seen With Nivolumab for R/R PTCL
Medscape - 2019-12-09
ORLANDO -- There is an urgent need for new therapies to treat relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma, but results of a phase 2 study suggest that monotherapy with the immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo) is not the hoped-for salvage treatment. An interim analysis of data on 12 patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL ...

London Startup Aurus Launches Gold-Backed Crypto Token, Possibly Opening The Gold Market To New Investors
Forbes - 2019-12-09
A view of Bitcoin and Litecoin physical token and U.S. Dollar (Photo by Manuel Romano/NurPhoto via ... [+] Getty Images) The idea that crypto coins can be used for everyday goods and services is not a reality, yet. Stablecoins offer the potential for crypto to be used as day-to-day payments because their value is pegged to an underlying asset ...

Can seborrheic dermatitis cause hair loss?
Medical News Today - 2019-12-09
Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes an itchy, flaky rash to develop on the scalp, face, or other parts of the body. Many people call it dandruff. Rarely, a person can experience temporary hair loss with seborrheic dermatitis. In this article, find out more about seborrheic dermatitis and how it may cause hair loss. We also ...

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