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Sarah weakens; monsoon brings more rains
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Sarah continues to weaken but rains will still be experienced in several parts of the country due to the northeast monsoon, the state weather bureau said yesterday. At 10 a.m. yesterday, the center of Sarah was estimated at 430 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical ...

Startups face the same phishing risks as big corporations
TechCrunch - 2019-11-22
This week, we reported on TechCrunch how thousands of remote employees with health and workplace benefits through human resources giant TriNet received emails that looked like a near-perfect ...

Seven states, Puerto Rico experiencing high flu activity, CDC says
UPI.com - 2019-11-22
Nov. 22 (UPI) --More states reported high flu activity this week as the season heads into high gear, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In its weekly FluView report, released Friday, CDC officials noted that eight jurisdictions across the country reported high influenza activity during the week ending Nov. 16: Puerto ...

Road closures, rerouting for Bar exams
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Several roads will be closed tomorrow for the last day of the Bar exams at the University of Santo Tomas (UST). The Manila Police District traffic enforcement unit said the westbound lane of España Boulevard from Lacson Avenue to P. Noval street will be closed from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists coming from the southbound ...

496 Metro Manila barangays clear of drugs - PDEA
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday declared 98 more barangays as drug-cleared, bringing the total number of barangays cleared of illegal drugs to 496. The agency made the declaration during a meeting of the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program. A total of 100 barangays ...

Tesla reveals Cybertruck, but breaks its 'unbreakable' windows during unveiling
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
(CNN)-- The Cybertruck has arrived and it looks nothing like any pickup truck you've ever seen. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the long-awaited electric pickup truck at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, just outside Los Angeles. When the truck initially drove onto the stage, many in the crowd clearly couldn't believe that this was ...

Forthcoming export congress highlights digital transformation, fresh opportunities for MSMEs
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-22
Philexport President Dr. Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr. underscored the need for micro and MSMEs to level up their operations and processes, and improve their business strategies and efficiencies amid the rapid changes and emerging opportunities in the age of digitalization and e-commerce. MSME exporters must also be aware of and actively seek out ...

3,000 kilos of chicken meat held in Ilocos Sur
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines - At least 3,000 kilos of chicken meat were confiscated at a quarantine checkpoint in Barangay Bio, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur on Thursday. The chicken meat, which came from San Jacinto, Pangasinan, was in a refrigerated truck driven by Albert Quezon, 35. Police invited Quezon and his helper Arnold Banderlipe ...

Phoenix puts up new unit for road transport business
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Dennis Uy is putting up a road transport business to improve the transportation of petroleum products under Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Phoenix Petroleum said its board has approved the creation "of a new wholly owned subsidiary to manage, administer ...

Bagong Diwa charging fees for detainee visits, drug tests?
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Visitors of certain detainees at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig are complaining that they are being required to pay P30 per visit. The visitors, who asked not to be named for fear that their detained relatives might face ...

3 million Grab passengers to receive rebates
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Around three million passengers who booked rides through the Grab Philippines application from February to May will soon receive an average of P1.50 rebate as part of the P23.45 million fine for the breach of pricing commitments with the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). In a press conference yesterday, Grab ...

Interbank borrowings, bonds excluded from bank reserves BSP says move to free up more funds
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has excluded interbank borrowings, repurchase agreements, as well as bonds issued to financial intermediaries from the reserve base of banks to release more funds for lending and investments. The regulator said in a statement that the central bank has excluded borrowings from banks ...

Bus driver, conductor beat up MMDA employee
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A sidewalk clearing operations group employee of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was beaten up by a bus driver and conductor along EDSA yesterday morning. MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said their employee, Arvin Gabay, sustained head injuries. Driver Harold Reyes and conductor Rolly Sambayon ...

Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd
Reuters - 2019-11-22
Yokohama Rubber to raise production capacity for passenger-car tires in China - Nikkei ... TIRE PHILIPPINES,INC. on May 14.* Other details not disclosed . Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd <5101.T> : To ...

Prices of building materials in Metro Manila ease in October
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Wholesale prices of building materials in Metro Manila eased in October after registering upticks in August and September, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. Growth in the Construction Materials Wholesale Price Index in the National Capital Region (NCR), which is used as a reference in the ...

Index recovers slightly, ends week 1.4% lower
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines --The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index managed to make a slight turnaround later in the day ending in the green albeit flat. The PSEi edge up by 5.70 points, or 0.07 percent, to end at 7,824.59. The broader All Shares index was up 8.28 points, or 0.17 percent, to close at 4,679.04. Likewise, most of the sectors ...

BCDA denies onerous agreement with Malaysian firm
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22)-- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) denied signing a loan with a Malaysian firm to fund the construction of sports facilities at the New Clark City. This is in response to news reports indicating that the BCDA entered into a funding scheme with MTD Capital Berhad that would give ...

Analyst expects PH economy to meet target this year
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22)-- The economy will improve this quarter, boosted by the regional sports meet, an analyst said Friday. In an interview on CNN Philippines Business Roundup, ING Bank senior economist Nicholas Mapa said he expects the economy to grow by 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter. This would lead to the country ...

29 percent of Metro Manila barangays are drug-cleared - PDEA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines - Three years into the term of President Rodrigo Duterte, only 29 percent of barangays in Metro Manila have been declared cleared of illegal drugs, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Friday. The PDEA Regional Office - National Capital Region said 496 out of 1,709 Metro Manila barangays have been cleared ...

ISIS fighters do not seem to be heading to PH, US says
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- The Southeast Asian region, including the Philippines, does not seem to be a target of ISIS remnants following their defeat in Syria, according to the US Department of State. "We know that ISIS core, the remnants of ISIS in Syria, have been encouraging their fighters to leave and fight again, to ...

Duterte says current anti-smoking laws may also apply for his vaping ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said that he does not have to issue an executive order to ban the use and importation of vapes, arguing that ...

Palace: Rice importation to continue with strict requirements
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- The government will continue to allow imported rice into the country, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Friday. In a media briefing, Panelo said that there is no need to stop rice imports, citing Agriculture Secretary William Dar. "According to the Secretary of Agriculture, there is ...

Video shows flames shooting from the engine of a Philippine Airlines Boeing 777 when it caught fire just minutes after takeoff
Business Insider - 2019-11-22
In a statement, flight operator Philippine Airlines said the fire was caused by a "technical issue" in one of the plane's engines.

DILG launches Chinese CCTV surveillance system in Metro Manila
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22)-- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched on Friday a CCTV-based surveillance system project in Metro Manila. Dubbed "Safe Philippines", the China-financed project involves the local government units in the National Capital Region. Initially, it covers Marikina ...

Should Robredo resign? Palace says people who can't stand the heat should leave
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- Malacañang on Friday cried foul over Vice President Leni Robredo's remark that President Rodrigo Duterte should just tell her directly if he wants ...

Philippine Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Los Angeles airport due to engine problem
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- A Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane was forced to return to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after one of its engines encountered a "technical problem" on Friday (Philippine time). In a statement, PAL confirmed Flight PR113 -- departing from LAX to Manila, Philippines -- experienced the ...

Telecoms firm protests blame game on Iloilo pole fires
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines-The Visayas office of telecommunications giant PLDT protested a case of finger-pointing allegedly by Panay Electric Co. (Peco), which blamed pole fires in Iloilo City on telecommunications connections there. In a report by Radyo Inquirer, PLDT Vice President for Visayas Rene Lescano was quoted as calling Peco a liar after ...

Huawei will soon be able to buy from some US suppliers again
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
(CNN) -- Huawei suppliers in the United States are about to find out whether they can restart sales to the beleaguered Chinese company. The US Department of Commerce announced on Wednesday that it would grant "several licenses" to US companies to sell goods to Huawei. The department also said it would deny licenses to some firms. Huawei, the ...

Huawei will soon be able to buy from some US suppliers again
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
(CNN) -- Huawei suppliers in the United States are about to find out whether they can restart sales to the beleaguered Chinese company. The US Department of Commerce announced on Wednesday that it would grant "several licenses" to US companies to sell ...

Construction worker shot dead in Taguig City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A construction worker was shot dead by two unidentified men in his house in Barangay Bambang, Taguig City, police said Friday. According to police, two armed men suddenly ...

Vape could still be available in black market despite Duterte ban, lawmaker warns
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) - The Duterte administration should reconsider its approach in banning the use of e-cigarettes and vape devices nationwide, as this could still trigger purchase in the black market, a lawmaker warned Friday. House Committee on Dangerous Drugs Chair Robert Ace Barbers of Surigao del Norte 2nd ...

China told: Be firm on giant clams trade ban to save South China Sea reefs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- China should strictly implement a ban on giant clams trade in order to save the reefs in the South China Sea from further degradation. This was the call of American ...

San Miguel tests use of asphalt mixed with recycled plastic on road
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- The San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has paved one of its logistics centers with plastic roads. The conglomerate has laid plastic-mixed asphalt on a 1,500 square meter pilot site in its logistics center in General Trias, Cavite. The road is meant to withstand heavily loaded trucks and equipment.

America's milk industry is struggling. Don't blame oat milk
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
(CNN) - Milk is falling out of fashion. In 2010, 55 billion pounds of milk were sold in the United States. By 2018, that figure dropped to 47.7 billion, a decline of about 13%. Last week, that ...

Walmart is doubling down on China with 500 new stores
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
(CNN) - Walmart is doubling down in China despite an economic slowdown. The Arkansas-based retailer announced Thursday that it plans to open 500 new stores in China over the next five to seven years. That would more than double Walmart's footprint in China, which is expected to become the world's biggest grocery market by 2023. The expansion ...

Google shifts rules for political ads, pressuring Facebook
philstar.com - 2019-11-22
WASHINGON, United States -- Google's tightening of its political ad policy could help reduce the spread of misinformation on election campaigns, but at a cost for lesser-known candidates. The move by Google placing restrictions on how advertisers can ...

AI software defines people as male or female. That's a problem
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-22
(CNN) - Artificial intelligence doesn't know what to make of Os Keyes. The 29-year-old graduate student is dark-haired, tattooed and openly transgender, using the pronouns "they" or "them." Facial analysis software, however, typically assigns each face it analyzes one of two labels: male or female. The software literally can't categorize ...

Tropical Storm Sarah weakens as it moves to Japan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Sarah is no longer expected to bring significant rainfall in the country as it moves to the southern Ryukus of Japan, the state weather bureau said Friday.

Twitter now lets you hide replies to your tweets
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-21
(CNN) -- Twitter is letting all users hide unwanted replies to their tweets as part of a broader effort to make the platform less toxic. On Thursday, the company announced it's rolling out the ...

Putting money where the chat is
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-21
As messaging applications diversify into e-commerce platforms, a recent study has found that more Filipinos are patronizing "conversational commerce", with the majority saying they will most likely buy from a brand they can chat with online. According to Conversational Commerce--the next gen of E-com, a Facebook-commissioned study by ...

Inflation among poor households fell to 4-year low in October
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-21
Poor families continued to get relief from price pressures as the rate of increase in the prices of the items they consume further fell to a four-year low of 0.8 percent in October. A Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) report on Thursday showed that the consumer price index (CPI) for the bottom 30-percent income households last month was the ...

8990 inks deal to sell P10B in receivables
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-21
Mass housing developer 8990 Holdings Inc. has signed an agreement to sell another P10 billion worth of housing receivables and is working on a landmark P2.5-billion securitization deal by the first quarter of next year. The P10 billion worth of contract-to-sell (CTS) receivables were sold to a company called Fillmore Resources and Holdings Inc ...

Gasoline-run tricycles gone soon in Boracay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-21
ILOILO CITY--By January next year, electric tricycles will service residents and tourists on Boracay Island as the local government starts implementing a program to phase out gasoline-run ...

This may be the world's youngest university graduate
Reuters - 2019-11-21
As he cradles his young puppy in his arms, Laurent Simons looks much like any other 9-year-old boy. Then he starts describing his work at a university in the Netherlands, developing a computer circuit that will replicate a part of the brain. As he cradles ...

Miami-area health officials issue alert for dengue
UPI.com - 2019-11-21
Nov. 21 (UPI) --Health officials in Miami-Dade County, Fla., issued a mosquito-borne illness alert after doctors diagnosed another resident with dengue, a virus that has been seen in record numbers in the Americas this year. The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County said there have been 11 cases of the virus in the county so far in ...

Credit Suisse says investors should buy Virgin Galactic because of its 'near-term monopoly' in commercial space tourism
Business Insider - 2019-11-21
According to Credit Suisse analysts, Virigin Galactic could generate $576 million in revenue by 2024.

Reported U.S. vaping deaths taper off; popcorn lung diagnosed in Canada
UPI.com - 2019-11-21
Nov. 21 (UPI) --Reported vaping-related deaths and injuries appear to be tapering off in the United States, but a case with a different type of lung symptom was reported this week in a Canadian teenager. U.S. vaping related deaths rose by two, bringing the total to 49. The number of lung injury cases rose slightly to 2,290 from 2,172 last week ...

Column: UC contracts place religious restrictions on treatment and training at its medical schools
Los Angeles Times - 2019-11-21
Religious restrictions on healthcare have been developing into a public health crisis of the first order. New disclosures show how deeply these restrictions have infiltrated an institution that should be a bulwark against them: the University of California. Clinical and educational training contracts with Catholic hospitals chains have placed ...

Hubble catches gamma-ray burst with highest energy yet-recorded
UPI.com - 2019-11-21
Nov. 21 (UPI) --With the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have characterized the gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C, which featured the highest energy ever recorded. The record-setting gamma-ray burst was first spotted in January by several telescopes, including NASA's Swift and Fermi telescopes. Shortly after its discovery, several ...

Stop charging your phone like this at the airport, it's not safe
Business Insider - 2019-11-21
In airports and train stations, avoid using public charging station. Bring your own charger, and only plug into outlets.

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