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LOOK: President Duterte attends the wedding of Senator Dela Rosa's daughter
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte took a break from official duties Sunday, as he attended the wedding of the daughter of Senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa in Baguio City. Photos shared by Senator Bong Go showed the President seated with him together with Senator Francis Tolentino at the St. Ignatius Chapel ...

NPA declares 1-week ceasefire in typhoon-hit Bicol region
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- Communist rebels in the Bicol region have declared a week-long unilateral ceasefire to give way for the delivery of aid to typhoon-ravaged areas.

MWSS to water firms: Defer New Year rate hikes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-07
"The concessionaires have challenged this in court, and it is still pending at the Supreme Court." Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., one of the most outspoken Cabinet members, backed the ...

The more we've embraced smartphones, the more they've hurt us
Mashable - 2019-12-07
We all walk and text, but maybe we shouldn't. At least, one could reasonably come to that conclusion after checking out a new study from Rutgers University. The study found that head and neck ...

Google finally ends support for the old Google Glass after a controversial life
Mashable - 2019-12-07
One of the first high-profile wearables is finally about to kick the bucket, several years after a short rollercoaster ride atop the tech news cycle. Google recently updated the support page for Google Glass Explorer Edition with information about the product's final update. The patch will essentially divorce Google Glass from any of Google's ...

Unicorn, e-scooter startup from co-creator of Tile, shuts down with no money for refunds
The Verge - 2019-12-07
Unicorn, the electric scooter startup from the co-creator of gadget tracker Tile, is shutting down operations after blowing all its cash on Facebook and Google ads but only receiving 350 orders for its glossy white e-scooters, it claims. In an email to customers, the company says it lacks the resources to deliver any of its $699 two-wheelers ...

Bristol-Myers reports positive data on cancer treatment acquired in Celgene deal
Reuters - 2019-12-07
(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Saturday said that an experimental cancer therapy it acquired as part of its $74 billion deal for Celgene Corp produced positive results in a clinical trial. The company said it will apply for U.S. approval for the ...

CAR T-Cell Therapy on the Horizon for R/R Multiple Myeloma
Medscape - 2019-12-07
ORLANDO, Florida -- Treatment with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells may soon find its way into the treatment landscape of relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). This would be a new indication, as so far these novel therapies are approved for use in certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. Two products with impressive ...

DOST-BIST Program supports R&D through funding
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-07
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Business Innovation through Science and Technology (BIST) Program, seeks to boost R&D in the private sector. This aims to work toward ...

Two New Drugs Help Relieve Sickle-Cell Disease. But Who Will Pay?
New York Times - 2019-12-07
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved two transformative new treatments for sickle-cell disease, the first in 20 years. But the drugs are wildly expensive, renewing troubling questions about access to cutting-edge medicines. Adakveo, made by Novartis, can prevent episodes of nearly unbearable pain that occur when malformed blood ...

Google Confirms Critical Android 8, 9 And 10 Permanent Denial Of Service Threat
Forbes - 2019-12-07
Google has confirmed a critical security threat for Android 8, 9 and 10 users that could permanently ... [+] kibosh your smartphone The December 2019 Android Security Bulletin has been published by Google and contains details of several vulnerabilities within the Android operating system. In total, three vulnerabilities have been given a ...

Has HEXO Become a Riskier Buy Than CannTrust?
Nasdaq - 2019-12-07
It looked like HEXO (NYSE: HEXO) might be one of the top pot stocks of 2020 when the company reaffirmed in June that it was projecting sales for fiscal 2020 to hit $400 million Canadian dollars. Things have changed significantly since then, however, and not only is the stock a worse buy today, but it could be even riskier than beleaguered ...

4 FDA Dates Biotech Investors Should Circle in December
Nasdaq - 2019-12-07
A number of biotech companies are awaiting responses from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month. If granted approval from the agency, it wouldn't be surprising if many of these stocks see a big jump following the news. While many drug candidates will receive a response from the FDA this month, some are more promising and have ...

Ulta Beauty Navigates a Tough Selling Environment
Nasdaq - 2019-12-07
Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) investors shifted their outlook on the business dramatically in late August, when the company lowered its growth forecast. Management said at the time that the makeup industry had begun shrinking to mark a sharp turnaround from the robust growth shareholders have seen in each of the last two years. The beauty products ...

Lamentillo bestowed with Veritas Medal
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-07
Department of Public Works and Highways "Build, Build, Build" Committee Chairman Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo was among the Veritas Medal awardees by the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association. Also recognized were Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Christopher de Venecia and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. Department of Public Works and Highways "Bu ...

Cubao disco club raided; 72 girls rescued
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Over 70 women suspected victims of sexual trafficking were rescued in a bar raid in Cubao, Quezon City yesterday before dawn. The women were rescued during the raid at the Lanai Disco Club along Aurora Blvd. at around 12:30 a.m. Probers said the operation stemmed from information that the club employed women, even minors ...

1 SC post, 15 candidates
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 15 candidates are vying for the position of associate justice in the Supreme Court (SC) vacated by Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta nearly two months after he was appointed in October. Twelve of the aspirants are Court of ...

PCSO to aid wounded cops
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Policemen wounded during anti-crime operations should not worry about medical care. This was the memorandum of agreement signed by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for the latter to render assistance to wounded policemen. Under the MOA, NCRPO chief Brig.

Bulacan drug war: 2 killed
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines -- Two drug suspects were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan yesterday. Col. Rhoderick Armamento, Central Luzon police deputy regional director for operations, identified the fatalities as Jayvee Dineros, who was on the watchlist of the Philippine Drug ...

4 dead in Isabela, Cagayan floods
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Massive flooding in Isabela and Cagayan since Wednesday left four persons dead. Police said the body of 63-year-old farmer Hilario Bersamin was recovered in a corn field in Barangay Sto. Tomas in Ilagan City, Isabela yesterday. Bersamin reportedly drowned while trying to save his belongings from his ...

DENR issues waste-to-energy guidelines
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued the guidelines on the establishment and operation of waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities for the treatment of municipal solid waste in the country. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu recently signed DENR administrative order 2019-21 which contained the guidelines ...

Another Chinese survey ship docks at Davao port
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- A Chinese research and surveillance ship docked at the Sasa wharf in this city on Friday for a four-day visit and reportedly to replenish its supply and provisions. Lt. Gen. Felimon Santos Jr., Eastern Mindanao Command chief, said the docking of Yuang Wang 5 has a diplomatic clearance. Quarantine, security and ...

Man held for beheading woman, eating her brain slain
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- A man arrested in Barangay Talisayan, Misamis Oriental on Thursday for allegedly beheading a woman and eating her brain was shot dead during an alleged scuffle with police officers on Friday. Police said Lloyd Bagtong, 21, a resident of Barangay Casibole, asked permission to urinate when the convoy of ...

Agusan del Sur PNP exec wounded in shooting
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
BUTUAN CITY, Philippines -- The commanding officer at the 2nd Agusan del Sur police Mobile Force Company was wounded when he was allegedly shot by one of his men on Friday night. Col. Ringo Zarzoso, Agusan del Sur police director, identified the victim as Lt. Col. Rex Lomente. The suspect, Patrolman John Paul Gerida, escaped. Initial ...

P1.8 million high-grade marijuana intercepted at NAIA
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A package containing P1.8 million worth of high-grade marijuana was intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Friday night. BOC district collector Carmelita Talusan said the package was seized after authorities noticed vacuum ...

R&D on soybeans reaps promising results
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Taking off from a fruitful first year of implementation, projects on soybean continue to reap promising results. On-farm field trials of projects in Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur under the soybean R&D program were evaluated based on their recent research findings. These field trials were monitored by ...

PCAARRD pushes for area-wide management of mango fruit fly
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have undertaken a project to reduce fruit fly infestation and improve the yield and quality of ...

Only one cryptocurrency is outperforming bitcoin this year -- and its exchange has pioneered the practice of destroying coins every quarter
Business Insider - 2019-12-07
Binance Coin faces pressures from a rumored November police raid in China and new firms entering the initial exchange offering market.

Cebu pork smugglers, sellers face imprisonment
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Anyone caught smuggling and selling pork and related products from Luzon and countries affected by African swine fever (ASF) may be imprisoned, Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia has warned her constituents. During a meeting of the ASF task force on Friday, Garcia said an ordinance passed by the Cebu provincial board on Sept.

DOT lauds MCIA for winning global architecture award
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) has lauded the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) for bagging the top prize in the Completed Buildings-Transport Category at the World Architecture Festival in The Netherlands. "With Mactan being the second busiest international airport in the Philippines, this architecturally ...

Work sabotage
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
Take a careful look at this and see if this reminds you of a leader or a colleague you currently work with in your workplace. For easy read and understanding, the contents have been categorized for your appreciation. o Insist on doing everything through "channels." Never permit short-cuts to be taken to expedite decisions. o Make ...

Philippine pushed as shopping destination for Chinese tourists
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is being positioned as a shopping destination for Chinese tourists as the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) recently held a travel sale event in China. TPB said it recently held the Philippine Destination Travel Sale in Xiamen, where buyers from the port city and surrounding areas participated ...

ICTSI concession for Ecuador port extended by 20 yrs
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Ports operator giant International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has secured a fresh 20-year extension for its concession in Ecuador. ICTSI said its Ecuadorian subsidiary Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA), which operates the Port of Guayaquil, had signed an extension to its concession agreement with the La ...

No deliberate delay in Bulacan airport project, says DOTr
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) denied being the cause of delay in the construction of a new international airport in Bulacan which was supposed to be undertaken by conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) this month. In a statement Friday night, the DOTr said a review of the concession agreement of the Bulacan ...

POGO vs PEZA
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
For me, the most important lesson we learned from Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) operations in the country so far is that we should never lift foreign ownership restrictions on land. Even if Chinese nationals alone partake of ownership of real estate properties they can get their hands on, the resulting unaffordable real estate ...

EDITORIAL - Second most vulnerable
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
Filipinos are used to such late-season powerful tropical cyclones, but this does not minimize the concern over reports that the Philippines is among the most vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. The latest such study is the Global Climate Risk Index 2020, which was released by Germany-based environmental think tank ...

Bring more UX design into software developers' jobs, CTO urges
ZDNet - 2019-12-07
The paths of software engineers and UX designers are converging, and in many ways, overlapping. Software engineers are recognizing the power of user feedback, and UX designers are appreciating technical limitations and possibilities. In a digital economy, the ability to maintain user interest is competitive advantage. But it's a matter of ...

Can Biology Class Reduce Racism?
New York Times - 2019-12-07
Please sign up here to have the Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox. COLORADO SPRINGS -- Biology textbooks used in American high schools do not go near the sensitive question of whether genetics can explain why African-Americans are overrepresented as football players and why a disproportionate number of American scientists ...

Without Action, Every Child Will Be Affected by Climate Change
Medscape - 2019-12-07
As wildfires increase the likelihood of respiratory illnesses for residents in California and Queensland, Australia, a new report from The Lancet warns that such health risks will become increasingly common without action to address climate change. But, the authors stress, it's still possible to prevent some health effects and mitigate others.

Volvo invests in autonomous vehicle operating system startup Apex.AI through its VC arm
TechCrunch - 2019-12-07
Volvo is making an investment in Palo Alto-based Apex.AI, a startup working on developing a robotic operating system qualified for use in production automobiles. Apex.AI, founded by automated systems engineers Jan Becker and Dejan Pangercic, raised $15.5 million in a Series A last November, and revealed that its focus is on developing an ...

Cop fatally shoots man who beheaded woman in Misamis Oriental
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-07
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines -- The suspect in the beheading of a woman in Talisayan, Misamis Oriental was shot dead by a police officer Friday night after the man grabbed a ...

Hero cop laid to rest in Misamis Oriental
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-07
INITAO, Misamis Oriental, Philippines -- Hundreds of residents, police officers, government officials, and friends paid their last respects to heroic police officer Senior Master Sgt. Jason Magno, who was buried Saturday morning in a private cemetery here. Magno was buried nine days after he was killed in a grenade blast inside Initao ...

Cop shoots dead man who beheaded woman in Misamis Oriental
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-07
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines -- The suspect in the beheading of a woman in Talisayan, Misamis Oriental was shot dead by a police officer Friday night after the man grabbed a gun from one of his escorts and shot another officer. According to a police report, the suspect, Lloyd Bagtong, 21, a resident of Barangay Casibole ...

Local execs agree to boost relief, rehab operations for quake-hit villages
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Officials have agreed to boost via an eight-point humanitarian protocol the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts for earthquake-stricken communities in this province. North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco said Saturday the plan was reached by members of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management ...

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-07
SYDNEY -- Out of control bushfires forced residents in eastern Australia to flee their homes on Saturday, as other parts of the country braced for a heatwave due next week. Bushfires are common ...

Indian police investigated over killings of rape suspects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-07
SHADNAGAR, India -- A top Indian rights group launched an investigation Saturday into a police shooting of four rape-murder suspects, after accusations they were gunned down to assuage public anger.

Here Is How This OTT Giant Is Planning To Disrupt The Indian Market
Entrepreneur - 2019-12-07
The growth of over the top (OTT) media services in India is not surprising considering the increasing penetration of internet and smartphone. In a bid to strengthen its position in the Indian OTT market, US-based streaming giant Netflix announced its plans to invest INR 3000 crores for producing original content in India. Speaking at the 17th ...

Weak Arctic ice sees 56 polar bears descend on Russian village
philstar.com - 2019-12-07
"As long as there is no big freeze, the sea ice will not form and the bears will stay on the coast," she said. Russia's weather service said temperatures in the region should fall from Saturday and that coastal ice should freeze by December 11. Polar bears regularly visit areas inhabited by humans in Arctic Russia to search for food, often in ...

SWS: Majority of Filipinos say ties with US 'more important' than China
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- Majority of Filipinos value the country's relationship with the United States more than its ties with China, according to a nationwide poll. The Social Weather Stations' third quarter survey showed that nearly 8 in 10, or 78 percent, of Filipinos believe the Philippines' relationship with US "is ...

Ayala acquires Healthway Philippines
Inquirer - 2019-12-07
We intend to build on this further, as we integrate Healthway with our AC Health portfolio," said AC Health chair Fernando Zobel de Ayala. "We are extremely excited about it. I think this will further strengthen our clinical network and leadership ...

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