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Cavite extends deadline for airport bids
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
The Cavite government has pushed back the deadline for proposals to build a new $10-billion international airport in Manila Bay as it hopes to lure more offers. The original Nov. 25 deadline for the project dubbed the Sangley Point International Airport was moved to Dec. 17 this year, an extension of about three weeks, said Jesse Grepo, legal ...

Cheers greet aspiring lawyers on last day of bar exams
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Loud cheers and music greeted aspiring lawyers as they left the University of Santo Tomas campus on España Boulevard in Manila on Sunday, the last day of the 2019 bar ...

Dean of the family
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-24
The alumni are great contributors to the financial requirements of the college. The UP College of Business Administration Alumni Association and the UP Masters in Business Administration Alumni ...

University to Students on Medicaid: Buy Private Coverage, or Drop Out
New York Times - 2019-11-24
Emily and Kullen Langston were enrolling in classes for the winter semester at Brigham Young University-Idaho when they hit an unexpected roadblock. The school, like many others, requires all students to have health coverage. But this month, the university made an unusual announcement: It would no longer accept Medicaid. Ms. Langston, 20 ...

'Baby Yoda' GIFs are being pulled down for copyright reasons, but there are too many for the claims to be effective
Business Insider - 2019-11-24
Having GIFs of 'Baby Yoda,' the viral star of 'The Mandalorian,' being pulled for copyright raises questions on what Disney's usage stance is.

Facebook built a facial recognition app that identified employees
YAHOO! - 2019-11-24
Facebook's stance on facial recognition has changed as of late, but its past enthusiasm for the technology may have been stronger than previously thought. Business Insider has learned (subscription required) that Facebook developed an internal mobile app between 2015 and 2016 that used facial recognition to identify coworkers and their friends.

Over 500,000 pounds of pork recalled
YAHOO! - 2019-11-24
Over 500,000 pounds of pork recalled originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Approximately 515,000 pounds of "various raw, intact pork products" have been recalled over an inspection issue, officials said. The pork products, made by Morris Meat Packing, were produced "without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours," the U ...

Senators firming up higher tax, regulation for vape to bankroll universal health care
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-24
THE Senate is poised to convene a majority caucus this Monday to firm up an emerging consensus to impose higher tax on electronic cigarettes, or vape, to fund health care. This was disclosed by Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri over the weekend following a request by Sen.Pilar Juliana S. Cayetano, chairman of the Senate Ways and ...

Regent reacts
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-24
For the record, RFC has been in business since 1988, and has continuously provided jobs to hundreds of workers. Pasig has been home to RFC for the last 30 years now. Throughout its existence, RFC has always been able to dialogue properly with its work force on every concern--labor or otherwise. Unfortunately, for the information of the general ...

How to Engage Physicians in Innovative Health-Care Efforts
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-24
Because the digital health ecosystem is growing and evolving so rapidly, it has become difficult for physicians, patients and health system administrators to navigate potential solutions that can address multifaceted problems, as well as meet requirements for privacy, security, clinical efficacy, usability and interoperability. To help address ...

Dito Telecommunity forges 2 new deals for network devt
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-24
"We value transparency and integrity in our business. This is the reason why we had a public memorandum of agreement signing with the Armed Forces of the Philippines with members of the media present a few months ago," Dito Chief Technology Officer Rodolfo Santiago said. The agreement with the military contains the same provisions signed by ...

Outsourcing of health-care delivery launched in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-24
A NEWLY established company is launching an outsourcing program that is expected to streamline various processes involved in and speed up the delivery of health-care services in the country. The Medical Benefit Clearinghouse Inc. or MBCI, offers an administrative service program powered by the most advanced technology and a seasoned work force ...

Greenfield builds up retail portfolio with entry of new brands
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA,Philippines -- For nearly 60 years, Greenfield Development Corp. continues to be a leader in developing communities that are remarkable for its green, eco-friendly environment and innovative advancements. As smart and connected Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City and "city within a park" Greenfield City in Sta. Rosa, Laguna spur ...

Labor sector criticizes non-inclusive growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-24
Tanjusay said in a statement yesterday. A plan to rationalize corporate income taxes and incentives could drive away investors, he added. The Department of Finance (DoF) expects to generate 1.5 million jobs once the measure takes effect. But the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) has said 700,000 workers will lose jobs under the proposed law.

Making a difference by creating more job opportunities
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA,Philippines -- Trixie Whyte with her late husband, Brendan (a British national), set up Q2 HR Solutions in the spare room of a house in Makati in 2000. "We felt that we could do something noble by providing job opportunities for Filipinos," Whyte, who sits as founder and chairwoman of Q2, says. Whyte was born and raised in the ...

BioCleaner aims to expand local market share
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA,Philippines -- In 2004, a group of friends got together to develop something new, something innovative that has something to do with clean water. "Thus, we came up with the technology that requires very little energy to clean water. Back then, it used to be called the creek cleaner, but the main problem was waste water. So, we ...

DTI sees 2020 partial launch for online business registration
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-24
TRADE Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said an online portal for business registration for some government documents required for business registration could be up and running early next year. Speaking with BusinessWorld, Mr. Lopez said that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is collaborating with the Department of Information and ...

Yield on 20-year Treasury bonds to climb amid lack of fresh leads
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-24
This cut will also apply to the reserve ratio of nonbank financial institutions with quasi-banking functions (NBQBs). This will bring the reserve ratio of universal and commercial lenders to 14% by December, while the RRR of thrift banks will stand at four percent. On the other hand, the reserve ratio of NBQBs will be cut to 14% next month.

Eilish, Lil Nas X & Lizzo lead the Grammy bets
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
Goodboys; Underwater, Rufus Du Sol; Midnight Hour, Skrillex & Boys Noize ft. Ty Dolla $ign. Dance/Electronic Album: LP5, Apparat; No Geography, The Chemical Brothers; Hi This Is Flume, Flume; Solace, Rufus Du Sol; Weather, Tycho. Rock Performance: Pretty Waste, Bones UK; This Land, Gary Clark Jr.; History Repeats, Brittany Howard; Woman ...

Peso likely to strengthen further amid inflow of OFW remittances
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-24
Week on week, the peso weakened by 15 centavos from its P50.65 per dollar finish on Nov. 15. Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. chief economist Michael L. Ricafort said the peso was supported by the increase in remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). "The peso closed stronger amid some increase in OFW remittances for Christmas-season ...

Go distributes aid to Cebu fire victims
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go has distributed financial assistance and relief goods to at least 500 families displaced in a fire that hit a community in Mandaue City, Cebu. Go visited the fire victims on Saturday and promised to replace the school uniforms and supplies of students affected by the blaze that ...

4 workers of towing firm nabbed for extortion try
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Four employees of a towing company were apprehended for allegedly attempting to extort money from a jeepney driver who figured in an accident in Quezon City over the weekend. The suspects were Alfredo Leano, 25; Eddie John Decena; Randy Tumao, 22, and Ferdinand Bautista, 48, all employed by M.J. Damian Towing Services.

Drug firm matriarch barred from office
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines - The matriarch of a pharmaceutical company and her children are locked in a corporate battle over the ownership and control of their chain of drug stores in Negros and Panay. Corazon Lo, 80, co-founder of the Negros Grace Pharmacy, was barred from entering the NGP warehouse in Barangay Mandalagan in this city ...

8 victims of sexual exploitation rescued
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Police rescued eight victims of sexual exploitation in separate operations in Mandaluyong and Las Piñas over the weekend. Brig. Gen. William Macavinta, director of the police Women and Children Protection Group, said authorities raided an apartment in Barangay Highway Hills after receiving information that a group was ...

4 die in Luzon road mishaps
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines - Four women died in separate vehicular accidents that occurred in Ilocos Norte and Isabela over the weekend. Alexis Maxene Abaluyon, 19, was traveling in Barangay Uno in Paoay when her car collided with a pickup driven by Anthony John Mangusag, 20, shortly before dawn yesterday. Abaluyon died at the scene while her ...

PSE to release tighter delisting rules
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Stock Exchange, the operator of the local bourse, will soon release tighter delisting rules amid a flurry of complaints from minority shareholders unhappy with the tender offer price given by companies that have delisted from the PSE. The Shareholders Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL), an ...

Philippines, South Korea FTA conclusion seen next year
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and South Korea, which aimed to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) this month, are looking to conclude talks next year, with negotiations on a deadlock. With the leaders of the two states set to meet this week for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit ...

BOI reviews MVDP to boost vehicle assembly in Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Board of Investments (BOI) is undertaking a review of investment requirements under the Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP) as part of efforts to encourage more companies to invest in vehicle assembly operations in the country. BOI executive director Corazon Dichosa said that as part of the review of the MVDP ...

SSS collects P30.5M in delinquencies
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-24
This is your obligation not only under the law but also show your empathy to your employees who have been your partners in business. Give them the social safety net they deserve," she said. Like designer bags, Swiss watches, and bespoke suits, smartphones have become not just a necessity, but a symbol of sophistication, especially among ...

New rules on reserve requirements to release P28 billion
philstar.com - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The exclusion of interbank borrowings, repurchase agreements as well as bonds issued to financial intermediaries from the reserve base of banks would free up P28 billion in additional funds to the financial system, according to an economist. Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. chief economist Michael Ricafort said the ...

Stocks may drop on negative market sentiment
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-24
US President Donald Trump himself said he finds China is not meeting his expectations in the trade talks. "This market will not rally until we see a pick up in trading volumes and until investors start to look at economic and corporate fundamentals," AAA Southeast Equities, Inc. Research Head Christopher John Mangun said in a market note se ...

These are the best Black Friday deals on Apple iPad, AirPods, MacBook, iPhone, and more
The Verge - 2019-11-24
Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Good Deals stamp of approval, so if you're looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be. Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn ...

How Juul Hooked a Generation on Nicotine
New York Times - 2019-11-24
SAN FRANCISCO -- In the face of mounting investigations, subpoenas and lawsuits, Juul Labs has insisted that it never marketed or knowingly sold its trendy e-cigarettes and flavored nicotine pods to teenagers. "We never wanted any non-nicotine user and certainly nobody underage to ever use Juul products," James Monsees, a co-founder of the ...

Critical Flaw In Android, iOS Phone App: 150 Million Users Put At Risk
Forbes - 2019-11-24
Popular call-blocking app Truecaller has rushed out a security fix after a critical flaw was identified by a security researcher, exposing user data and system and location information. The researcher developed a POC showing that a "malicious link" could be planted in place of a profile picture to potentially target attacks on other users ...

The life of TikTok head Alex Zhu, the Musical.ly cofounder in charge of Gen Z's beloved video-sharing app
Business Insider - 2019-11-24
Here's everything we know about Alex Zhu, who's in charge of heading up TikTok as it navigates scrutiny over its relationship with China.

Plane crashes into busy DR Congo city, killing 23
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
Goma, DR Congo -- Twenty-three bodies were recovered on Sunday after a small plane crashed on takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rescue ...

Duterte fires Robredo 2 weeks after appointing her as ICAD co-chair
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Vice President Leni Robredo from her post as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), just two weeks after her appointment. Duterte has earlier said he will fire Robredo if she discloses confidential information to foreign individuals.

10 years after Maguindanao massacre, Palace optimistic justice in sight for victims, families
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23)-- Malacañang is optimistic that justice will finally be served for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre--ten years after the brutal attacks that claimed the lives of dozens of media workers. In a statement Saturday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the current administration ...

Tim Cook Urges US Government To Step In Creating Policies Protecting User Privacy
International Business Times - 2019-11-24
The US Congress seems to be having a problem for years, passing a federal data privacy law. However, on Friday, lawmakers got an unexpected ally in the person of Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook. Tech companies are doing a poor job at developing policies that protect the privacy of users, says Apple CEO. In a recent interview with ABC ...

Duterte tells Robredo to read EO 15 to know role in ICAD
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Vice President Leni Robredo to check the Executive Order (EO) that created the Inter-Agency Committee on Illegal Drugs (ICAD) to know the scope of her powers. Robredo claimed she has asked Duterte in writing for the specifics of her position as ICAD co-chair after some member-agencies ...

IED blast rocks Maguindanao town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUINDANAO -- Suspected extremists set off a roadside improvised bomb along a narrow road here and exploded it while the car of a ranking Moro rebel leader was passing by Sunday morning. The explosive was placed underneath a parked motorcycle and was ignited while the pick-up truck of Commander Datu Item Ampatuan, head of the ...

82-year-old female bodybuilder fights off house intruder
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
An 82-year-old female bodybuilder stopped an intruder from causing chaos in her house in New York, United States, with her own strength. Willie Murphy was getting ready to sleep when a man, unnamed in the report, suddenly began pounding on her door last Thursday, Nov. 21 at around 11 p.m., as per ABC-affiliate WHAM yesterday, Nov. 23.

Palace hits back at Bette Midler for listing Duterte among controversial leaders
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- The Palace had a few words for American singer-actress Bette Midler who recently tweeted about the President -- her own lyrics. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo hit back at Bette Midler, after the star associated President Rodrigo Duterte with questionable world leaders such as Hitler ...

Can the gut microbiome unlock the secrets of aging?
Medical News Today - 2019-11-24
A new study has shown how the gut microbiota of older mice can promote neural growth in young mice, leading to promising developments in future treatments. Share on Pinterest Scientists are suggesting that gut bacteria may drive the neurological aging process. The research group, based in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore ...

Pass law vs vaping first before arresting vapers, says solon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines - A law prohibiting vaping or e-cigarette smoking must first be passed before authorities can arrest vapers, a legislator said. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (Cagayan de Oro, second district) said the government, specifically President Rodrigo Duterte, could not just order the police to arrest those vaping in public ...

Duterte says he has yet to see Robredo work as ICAD co-chair
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he has "yet to see" Vice President Leni Robredo work as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal ...

Duterte sorry for believing 'false news' that Robredo invited foreign rights advocate
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte apologized Sunday for believing "false news" that Vice President Leni Robredo invited a foreign rights advocate who ...

US pledges P1-B aid to Bangsamoro region
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The United States government is set to provide nearly P1 billion in aid for programs to address violent extremism and help communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region ...

PH may push for visa-free entry of Filipinos to South Korea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
BUSAN, South Korea -- The Philippine government might push anew for the visa-free entry of Filipinos to South Korea at the 2019 Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Republic of Korea (Asean-ROK) Commemorative Summit, Philippine Ambassador to Korea Noe Albano Wong said Sunday. Filipinos need a visa to enter this country while South Koreans do ...

Parts of Metro, nearby provinces to have brownouts starting Nov. 25
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines--Parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces will experience scheduled power interruptions starting Monday due to maintenance activities. In an advisory, the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) announced that some areas in Manila (Tondo, Malate and Ermita), Marikina (Concepcion I and Sto. Niño), Pasig City (Maybunga), Quezon City ...

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