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ADB backs bid to connect 2B people, including Filipinos, to internet in its first satellite project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-02
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping finance a $50 million satellite launch which would bring the internet to at last 2 billion people in Asia-Pacific that are not on the map of telecommunications providers because of their remoteness or smallness. In a statement, ADB said it had entered into a deal with Kacific Broadband Satellites ...

BCB Blockchain creates P15-M fund for local startups through incubator, academe partners
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-02
This announcement was made during the third National Technology Business Incubator Summit held at the Crowne Plaza, as part of Philippine Startup Week. By signing the MOA with the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEETRD) - DOST, BCB Blockchain hopes to demonstrate its dedication not ...

A new home to dream in for tech-voc scholars
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-02
Rica Rose Abellera has always dreamed of becoming a Mechanical Engineer. It is a dream she has shared with his grandfather - who, with her grandmother, stood as her guardian - when her father passed away. Her grandparents were able to put her through senior high school but old age has prevented them from working as hard as before.

US authorities probe death of Filipina in Colorado; husband arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-02
The victim was identified as Russcel Recelistino, a human resource management graduate of La Consolacion College in Bacolod ... to the Northern Colorado Medical Center where she later died ...

More areas in Bicol under Signal No. 3 as typhoon nears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-02
MANILA, Philippines - More areas aside from Catanduanes in the Bicol region have been placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 3 as Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) maintained its strength, the state weather bureau said. In its 8 a.m. weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

LIVE Updates: Typhoon Tisoy
philstar.com - 2019-12-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes, Albay or Sorsogon between Monday night and Tuesday early morning, state weather bureau PAGASA said. Follow our updates on "Tisoy," the 20th tropical cyclone that hit the country in 2019 here.

LIVE Updates: Typhoon Tisoy
philstar.com - 2019-12-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes, Albay or Sorsogon between Monday night and Tuesday early morning, state weather bureau PAGASA said. Follow our updates on "Tisoy," the 20th tropical cyclone that hit the country in 2019 here.

Lobster catch headed for decline, not crash, scientists say
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-02
PORTLAND, Maine -- A pair of studies by Maine-based scientists suggest the U.S. lobster industry is headed for a period of decline, but likely not a crash. Lobster fishermen have brought in ...

Signal No. 1 up in parts of Samar as Typhoon 'Tisoy' enters PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 30) -- Residents of eastern and northern Samar were told on Saturday to brace for strong winds as a closely-monitored typhoon has entered the country ...

USANA was named No. 1 Vitamin and Supplement Brand in Philippines*
YAHOO! - 2019-12-02
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA, a leader in the health and wellness industry, was named the number one vitamin and dietary supplement brand in Philippines*. This claim was granted by Euromonitor, the world's leading provider for global business intelligence, market analysis and consumer insights. This claim certification is ...

Reinventing Corporate Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-02
It also teamed up with the Ty family in the power generation business under Global Business Power Corp., as well as with the Ayala group on the railway business via Light Rail Manila ... about home-building and set up affordable housing developer Camella Homes in 1977. He diversified into middle-income housing through Crown Asia and luxury ...

Typhoon Tisoy intensifies, Signal No. 3 up in Catanduanes - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 3 is now up over Catanduanes as Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) slightly intensified, the state weather bureau said Monday morning. TCWS No. 3 means that winds of greater than 121 kilometers per hour (kph) up to 170 kph may be expected in at least the next 18 hours ...

The future of work?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
CEBU CITY--Editorial assistant Grace Zabala-Oberes was waiting for her two children outside their school in Talisay City, southern Cebu when her phone rang. She was asked to email a set of photos to the central news desk. Oberes took out her laptop, sent the photos and called up daydesk based in Makati City to check if the photos had been ...

November inflation seen at 0.9-1.4%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
Inflation likely remained low and below 1.4 percent in November even as the year-on-year rate inched up compared to previous months due to high base effects. Eleven economists polled by the Inquirer last week projected the rate of increase in prices of basic commodities last month to have had settled within the range of 0.9 percent and 1.4 percent.

34 corporate leaders and the books that shaped them
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
Before they were corporate leaders, they were curious, adventurous readers. Before investing in the next big idea, they invested in their personal libraries. Long before they achieved professional success, they discovered and developed the superpower of a well-informed, creative and expressive mind-- one that is cultivated by exploring new ...

Duterte orders Navy to blow pirates to kingdom come
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine Navy to "blow to kingdom come" pirates lurking in waters off southern Philippines. "We are beset with piracy in the Celebes, Sulu Sea and the Indonesian waters... My orders to the Navy... is that if they are positive that they are pirates, you blow them to ...

QC to ban single-use plastics in 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Starting next year, Quezon City will ban single-use utensils, whether made of plastic or paper, as well as plastic bags--a momentous step for the biggest city in a country that accounts for an outsize share of plastic waste globally. At a press conference on Sunday, Mayor Joy Belmonte announced the sweeping policy as ...

Navotas sets limited truck ban in January
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- In a bid to decongest traffic on C3-Radial Road 10 (R10) due to simultaneous construction work, the Navotas City government will implement a limited truck ban on selected ...

Ombudsman junks 2nd plunder raps vs Arroyo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed another plunder complaint filed against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and several other officials for the alleged ...

Bello suspends labor inspections in Dececember
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has suspended labor inspections in December to avoid "temptations" to corruption during the Christmas season and dispose of pending ...

DOF seeks ban on flavored e-cigarettes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) is pushing for a ban on flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vapes to discourage the youth from buying these products. "Our original position has always been to make sure that the flavors appealing to the youth are not allowed," Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said.

At least 10 more passengers have gotten sick on the Norwegian Joy cruise ship after 6 people fell ill last week
Business Insider - 2019-12-01
Last weekend, six people fell ill with a virus on the Norwegian Joy. On Sunday, 10 to 19 more passengers fell ill on the same ship.

Asean naval task force eyed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Navy pushed for the creation of a naval task force in Southeast Asia to enforce "shared ocean governance" and to enhance maritime domain awareness during ...

DOH submits draft EO on drug price cap
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) has submitted the draft executive order (EO) to the Office of the President on its proposal to set maximum drug retail prices (MDRP) despite strong opposition from pharmaceutical firms. "The list [of medicines] is already finished. We are just waiting for the final action of the President ...

Mitch Desunia is ready for the mainstream
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-01
Business was sometimes up and sometimes down. It was harder than I thought it would be," Mitch shared. "I experienced going to Divisoria soaking wet in the rain, I experienced being bashed and ...

Cyber Monday 2019: Top Best Buy deals
ZDNet - 2019-12-01
Best Buy's Black Friday ad is always one of the most anticipated of the holiday shopping season, and one pleasant surprise with its release this year is that many of the deals are already available, a sign that online shopping continues to erode the "magic" of Black Fridays past when people trampled each other to get to doorbuster specials ...

Black Soldier Flies Are The New Superstars Of Sustainable Aquaculture
Forbes - 2019-12-01
Black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens) are not much to look at, but they are making major waves in the aquaculture industry. These superstar larvae are disrupting the fish feed status quo by providing a protein-packed, inexpensive and high-quality alternative to the otherwise unsustainable feeds on the market. Aquaculture production has more ...

Bill allowing pharmacists to give kids the flu shot at risk
Washington Times - 2019-12-01
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The contentious debate about whether Connecticut lawmakers should scrap a religious exemption for certain childhood vaccinations could inadvertently end up sinking efforts to make the flu vaccine more accessible to children. A bill that would allow trained pharmacists to administer the influenza vaccine to children 12 ...

Behold, A Leaked Photo Of Two Ugly PS5 Devkits And DualShock 5 Controllers
Forbes - 2019-12-01
A leaked photo of the PS5 devkit has surfaced online with what may be a pair of DualShock 5 ... [+] gamepads. The photo, presumably leaked by a developer with very little regard for the NDA Sony almost certainly made them sign, was posted on Twitter by ...

Araneta Properties, Sta Lucia expand Bulacan joint venture
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Publicly listed property developers Araneta Properties Inc. and Sta. Lucia Land Inc. (SLI) have renewed their partnership to expand a residential development in Bulacan. Araneta Properties, in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, said a new joint venture agreement was signed with SLI to expand their existing ...

The market speed operating model
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-01
This is a big shift in not just the culture of IT and the business but in the structural layers of how products and services are ideated, designed, developed and delivered. To be clear, moving at market speed does not mean all technology services and capabilities should be managed as "products," meaning they are governed by a product ...

Lawyer denies lender flayed in media uses strong-arm tactics
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-01
According to Mateo, "online lending is a form of business activity where lenders provide credits to needy business entities and individuals at lending rates specified by law." "It uses the Internet for financial intermediation. It is part of the borrowing and lending processes that propel economic activities of a given economy," he added.

PSA set to conduct survey of commercial rice stocks
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-01
Nonetheless, Briones said the PSA has procedures for these kinds of surveys. One of the surveys being conducted by the PSA is the Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI), which collects income and expense information from businesses. However, the information regarding the specifics of these businesses, such as the names of the ...

505 new HIV cases recorded in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday expressed concern as the new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) recorded in the city reached 505 from January to July this year. Of the number, 486 were men and 19 were women, according to data from the city health department. "We are concerned by the continued ...

Acer, Realme spread holiday cheer
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
Acer, and realme, forge a partnership to spread the holiday cheer with a FREE realme smartphone for every purchase of any qualifying Acer or Predator PC. The holiday promo aims to celebrate the #RealHolidays and #ExperienceRealConnections with the TechEssential duo--Acer Predator PCs and realme smartphones--bridging the gap between you and ...

Veritas empowers enterprises to abstract IT complexity
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
Veritas Technologies, the global leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, recently gathered its regional customers along with leaders and experts in technology at the Veritas Vision Executive Forum at The Mulia in Bali, Indonesia to talk about the IT challenges that plague organizations and enterprises today.

24 firearms surrendered in Lanao
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Residents have surrendered 24 loose firearms to the military following an intensified campaign against illegal firearms in Lanao provinces, officials said yesterday. The military said the local government units convinced the residents to surrender their unlicensed firearms. Residents of Magsaysay town in Lanao ...

Ex-mayor pleads guilty to breach of conduct
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- A former city mayor in Quezon province has pleaded guilty in a criminal case involving an anomalous purchase of vehicle spare parts. Former mayor Faustino Silang of Tayabas admitted violating Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees during his re-arraignment before ...

Child safety and the technology of Volvo
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Volvo Philippines continues its support for the residents of the Chosen Children Village along with its partner, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham). For the past four years, Volvo PH have unceasingly lent its assistance to the Chosen Children Foundation, Inc. by supporting the annual Crayfish Party that the ...

Gamers and athletes ready for 2019 Southeast Asian Games
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Razer, a global lifestyle brand for gamers, begins the countdown to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 2019), an eleven-country international sporting event sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, and the first to include esports as a medaled competitive discipline. Athletes from participating countries ...

Ambushed radioman dies
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
TACURONG CITY, Philippines -- A radio broadcaster who was wounded in an attack in this city in October has died in a hospital in Davao. Benjie Caballero of Radyo ni Juan FM station passed away at past 3 a.m. yesterday. Two of four bullets that hit ...

More Skyway lanes opened to ease SLEX traffic
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Traffic congestion along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) is expected to ease with the opening yesterday of the third lane of the Skyway at grade-level and the new two-lane ramp connecting the Alabang viaduct to the elevated highway. San Miguel Corp. president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said the additional ...

Sangley airport proponent taps Munich operator as tech partner
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The proponent of the Sangley Point International Airport has tapped Munich Airport as its operational technical partner, according to documents. The Provincial Government of Cavite, with project development management Cavitex Holdings Inc., CFP Transaction and design consultants Arup and NATS, the UK national air traffic ...

Stocks seen to trade at tight range
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Stock Exchange Composite index (PSEi) could see immediate major support level between 7,500 and 7,700 this week, according to Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) chief economist Michael Ricafort. "The immediate major support level is at the 7,500 to 7,700 levels, which have been consistently the lower ...

Death of the dragons: The passing of an era
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Most of them came from Fujian, China and migrated to the Philippines before World War II to escape the difficult life in their motherland. Some were born in Manila but to Chinese descendants from the mainland who migrated to the Philippines. Their stories have a common thread - they worked hard and persevered and built ...

Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse
TechCrunch - 2019-12-01
A massive database storing tens of millions of SMS text messages, most of which were sent by businesses to potential customers, has been found online. The database is run by TrueDialog, a business SMS provider for businesses and higher education providers, which lets companies, colleges, and universities send bulk text messages to their ...

6,500 cops secure SEAG
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines -- At least 6,500 officers of the Central Luzon police were deployed on Saturday to secure the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Of the figure, 1,000 officers were deployed in Bulacan, where the opening ceremony was held, according to Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, acting chief of the Central Luzon police. The ...

Pagasa: Tisoy slams into Bicol tonight
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
Tisoy is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes tonight and cross the entire Bicol and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) regions, according to PAGASA weather specialist Benison Estareja. Dalida said today and tomorrow are the critical days, when Tisoy was projected to barrel through Luzon. PAGASA warned of strong winds ...

Taal Volcano showing signs of activity?
philstar.com - 2019-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is closely monitoring Taal Volcano in Batangas after some surrounding villages felt earthquakes and rumblings in the past few months. A total of 4,857 volcanic earthquakes have been recorded since Alert Level 1 was raised over Taal in March this year.

Treasury bills seen fetching lower rates
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-01
For Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) Chief Economist Michael L. Ricafort, the papers may fetch slightly lower rates as the market reacts to hints by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno of a possible cut on benchmark interest rates if related data is favorable. "Treasury bill auction yields could be steady to ...

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