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Duterte 'in the green of health,' Palace assures public
philstar.com - 2019-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte may not be in the pink of health but he is in the "green of health," Malacañang said Sunday, as it downplayed the 74-year-old leader's admission that he is suffering from diseases related to old age. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo claimed Duterte not only survives his hectic schedule ...

Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk
Medical News Today - 2019-11-17
It is common knowledge that exercise is good for physical health, but a new study shows that it can also help curtail episodes of depression, even in those who have an increased genetic risk. Share on Pinterest New research suggests that any physical exercise can drastically cut the risk of depressive episodes. According to the researchers, who ...

Robredo to PDEA: Knowing data on high-value targets is part of mandate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-17
MANILA, Philippines - The request for the data on high-value targets (HVTs) stems from her mandate as the anti-drug czar, Vice President Leni Robredo reminded the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). According to Robredo, the co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), she needs to know how many and who ...

UP's Philippine Collegian reports 'attempted surveiilance'
philstar.com - 2019-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A man tried to enter to enter the office of the Philippine Collegian to conduct an "inspection", the official student publication of UP Diliman, on Saturday, it said. UP Diliman Police have confirmed the incident but told Philstar.com that investigation is still ongoing and an incident report is not yet available.

BI agents intercept 4 illegally recruited Filipinos at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Four illegally recruited workers trying to sneak out of the country as tourists were intercepted by immigration authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). Bureau of Immigration (BI) port operations division chief Grifton Medina said in a statement on Sunday that the four men were stopped by authorities ...

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto urges food company to drop charges vs striking workers
philstar.com - 2019-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Sunday called on Regent Foods Corp. to rethink following through on charges filed against striking workers arrested earlier this month, saying he will do everything in his power "to help these 23 regain [and] maintain their liberty." On his personal Facebook page, Sotto called on the ...

Ernest Leung: civil servant, adventurer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-17
As a young man fresh out of Ateneo de Manila University, he taught Math and English in a Maryknoll school in Katil ... He recalled his "youthful zest for life and adventure," as well as the lively debates with friends and colleagues.

Where have PH farmers gone? Neda tracks 7-yr dip in agri labor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-16
Environmental factors, including climate change and erratic weather patterns, have adversely affected farming systems and increased ... International Rice Research Institute, the government ...

Parks a boost to mental health worth trillions, study notes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-16
PARIS--Spending time outdoors is long understood to offer mental health perks, including reduced stress, improved sleep and enhanced cognition. But these public spaces might also benefit the global economy, new research suggests. Visits to national parks around the world may result in improved mental health valued at about $6 trillion (5.4 ...

Cagayan Valley residents warned of heavy rains
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-16
Residents of Cagayan and other provinces in Luzon should brace for rains brought about by Tropical Storm Ramon, the state weather bureau said on Saturday. In a thunderstorm advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said that light to moderate rains are expected over Cagayan (Allacapan ...

Long live Gina Lopez!
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-16
For the three women behind sustainable lifestyle retail brand Echostore, the legacy of the late Gina Lopez, Filipino philanthropist and environmentalist, is a gift that keeps on giving. Barely two ...

The psychology behind drinking milk tea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-16
The psychologists in their team found out that people loved milk tea because the drink, which only became popular in recent years, reminded them of their high school and college days--or when ...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Trims Apple Position in Q3
Nasdaq - 2019-11-16
Warren Buffett has become one of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) biggest bulls in recent years. In fact, Apple is Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) largest position by far, worth more than twice as much as the holding company's second-largest position, Bank of America. While the Oracle of Omaha is confident in Apple's fundamentals, he ...

Stents no better than drugs for many heart patients: U.S. study
Reuters - 2019-11-16
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many patients with severe but stable heart disease who routinely undergo invasive procedures to clear and prop open clogged arteries would do as well by just taking medications and making lifestyle changes, U.S. researchers reported on Saturday. If adopted into practice, the findings could save hundreds of millions of ...

Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find
New York Times - 2019-11-16
The findings of a large federal study on bypass surgeries and stents call into question the medical care provided to tens of thousands of heart disease patients with blocked coronary arteries, scientists reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association on Saturday. The new study found that patients who received drug therapy ...

A rich white guy reclaimed his 'richest person' title, but we all still lose
Mashable - 2019-11-16
The two-way race for which white tech man has the most unfathomable amount of money seesawed again on Friday. Jeff Bezos has led the pack for most of 2019 as the richest rich guy, with about $110 billion in the bank. Nipping at his sumptuously adorned heels has been Bill Gates, a grandfatherly-seeming nice guy philanthropist who was also ...

Understanding the law on inheritance in Philippine
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
He finished his accounting degree (magna cum laude) and his law degree (cum laude) at the San Beda College ... is an accredited training provider of the Civil Service Commission. Public officials and government employees attending this training can earn points and are exempted from the P2,000-limit set by COA based on the Department of Budget ...

Top online lender lauds crackdown on erring players
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
MANILA,Philippines -- A leading online lender has lauded the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for shutting down the operations of several players without the necessary licenses. Jose Marlon Pabiton, spokesperson of Fynamics Lending Inc., the company behind PondoPeso, said the recent cease-and-desist orders against unscrupulous online ...

Smart cities, IoT seen to lead technology trends next year
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
MANILA,Philippines -- Global technology services firm NTT Ltd. expects wider adoption of disruptive technologies next year, with the fusing of data, automation and internet of things (IoT) technologies to create connected cities and societies. At the launch of its "Future Disrupted" forecasts which look at technology trends for the next 12 ...

Photos of Ford's electric Mustang Mach-E leak ahead of its big reveal
Mashable - 2019-11-16
Someone at Ford hit publish a little too early. Ahead of its planned Sunday reveal, the Ford website briefly allowed clever users to see the full webpage for the electric Mustang Mach-E. This was spotted by the enterprising folks at Mach-E Forums, who posted (alleged) screenshots from the page showing pictures of the car before its full unveiling.

Thai firm to build farms in quake-hit Mindanao
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
MANILA,Philippines -- A Thai agricultural company is planning to establish community poultry and hog farms in areas affected by consecutive earthquakes in Mindanao. The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is partnering with Thai-based Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Co. Ltd. and its local unit CPF Philippines Corp. to build animal farms in ...

Oil price-fixing claims baseless -- DOE
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
Manila, Phillipines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has branded the price-fixing and collusion allegations by a consumer group as baseless. Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) earlier filed a complaint with the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) against 15 oil companies for alleged price-fixing collusion and cartel. In its complaint, LKI accused ...

Logistics firms deliver lower profit in 9 months
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
Manila, Phillipines -- Logistics companies Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. and LBC Express Holdings Inc. reported lower earnings in the nine months ending September. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Chelsea said its net income from January to September plunged by 54 percent to P20 million from P43 million ...

AllHome earnings up 22% to P746 million
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
Manila, Phillipines -- AllHome Corp., the Villar-owned one-stop shop home store in the Philippines, posted a strong nine-month performance. The company delivered a 22 percent growth in net income to reach an all-time high of P746.2 million. AllHome raked in P8.2 billion in total revenues, up 72 percent. AllHome chairman Manuel Villar Jr. said ...

AirAsia adds more flights to top domestic routes
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
Manila, Phillipines -- Low-cost carrier AirAsia Philippines is mounting more flights to three key local destinations to cater to the higher demand this holiday season. AirAsia is adding more than 100,000 seats from Manila to Davao, Iloilo and Cebu starting next month. "We are pleased to announce additional services to our top domestic ...

Isabela school leads project to combat cassava disease
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
Aquino acknowledged the funding support from the Department of Science and Technology through its Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippines Economy program. PCAARRD, through its Agricultural Resources Management Research Division (ARMRD), will supervise, monitor, and evaluate the project. During the project inception ...

Limit fisheries subsidies, Philippine urges WTO members
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
MANILA,Philippines -- The Philippines is urging World Trade Organization (WTO) members to conclude negotiations on fisheries subsidies by next month to address illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. In a statement, the Department of Trade and Industry said Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez made the call to complete negotiations on fisheries ...

Emergency team in establishments get nod
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
Councilor David Tumulak, the author of the ordinance, said the public, establishments in particular, need to prepare for disasters especially with the unpredictable changes in weather. The Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 says the state recognizes the capacities of local government units and communities "in ...

Emergency team in establishments get nod
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
Councilor David Tumulak, the author of the ordinance, said the public, establishments in particular, need to prepare for disasters especially with the unpredictable changes in weather. The Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 says the state recognizes the capacities of local government units and communities "in ...

Australian man nabbed for marijuana
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
BUTUAN CITY, Philippines - An Australian citizen was arrested after a raid on his rented villa in Barangay Catangnan, General Luna on Siargao island on Wednesday yielded sachets of marijuana leaves valued at P30,000. Dindo Abellanosa, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Caraga information officer, identified the suspect as Michal Audziejczyk ...

Duterte honors slain, wounded soldiers in Samar clash
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has posthumously conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kalasag to six Army soldiers killed in an encounter on Monday with communist insurgents in Borongan, Eastern Samar. Duterte flew to Camp Lukban in Catbalogan City on Friday to honor and condole with the families of S/Sgt. Rex Jadulco, Sgts ...

US senator hits rights violations in Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- United States Sen. and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has accused the Philippine government of human rights abuses following the recent raids conducted by the police on offices of militant organizations. "In recent years, we have seen abhorrent human rights abuses by the Philippine government," Sanders, who is ...

Manila enforcer hurt by reckless driver
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- An enforcer of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau was injured when he hung on to a vehicle whose driver he accosted for reckless driving yesterday morning. In closed-circuit television footage released by the Manila Public Information Office, MTPB enforcer Adrian Lim was seen hanging on a speeding Mitsubishi Xpander ...

Issue permit to operate to locator, SBMA told
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines - A local court has ordered the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority to issue a certificate of registration and tax exemption (CRTE) to a locator, which filed a contempt case against SBMA. In a decision dated Oct. 31, Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74 Judge Roline Ginez-Jabalde granted the petition of ...

Quezon City to open night markets for displaced vendors
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
QUEZON CITY, Philippines -- Two night markets will open in Quezon City this month to provide livelihood to street vendors displaced by road clearing operations earlier this year. The night markets, called Sari-Sari Kyusi 2019, will open on Nov. 24 at the ...

Microsoft describes its own DevOps journey
ZDNet - 2019-11-16
In this cloud-drenched era, software vendors have evolved from code-and-ship operations into 24x7 data center operators. So they, perhaps more than any other type of organization, need DevOps methodologies to keep development and operations efforts on track, pumping out releases with blinding frequency, while keeping teams in constant sync.

TD Ameritrade is exploring ways to tap into the red-hot world of sports gambling after it slashed stock-trading commissions to zero
Business Insider - 2019-11-16
The $1.3 trillion brokerage has already conducted focus-group experiments to understand the market, the firm's chief information officer told us.

PDEA to present Robredo list of high-value drug targets but with conditions
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Saturday that it is willing to present Vice President Leni Robredo a list of high-value drug targets, but with certain conditions. "It was discussed to her team that the agency is willing to present the list to her in a close door meeting ...

The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease
Medical News Today - 2019-11-16
Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on Pinterest New research points to concerning links between insomnia and cardiovascular problems. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem.

Elizabeth, wife of 61 years of John Gokongwei Jr., dies one day after his burial
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-16
Their sister Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng heads Summit Media. Lance, groomed early on by his father to steer the business, is president and CEO of the holding firm JG Summit. His uncle James Go is ...

Duterte order regulating e-cigarettes eyed
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) -- An executive order is being eyed to regulate the manufacturing, distribution, sale and use of all kinds of e-cigarettes after the Health department ...

Angara: Senate to ensure allocation of funds for new laws from 2020 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-16
The allocated funds will be included in the budget of the Department of Education ... with free access to technical vocational education and training. For RA 11459 or the Judges-at-Large Act ...

36 percent of Filipinos say their lives improved in Q3 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Thirty-six percent of Filipinos said their quality of life improved in the third quarter of 2019, recent results of Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed Saturday. In a survey conducted from Sept. 27 to 30, 2019, the pollster said 36 percent of Filipinos said their lives improved while 25 percent said their lives worsened ...

Ayala keen to 'replicate' Yoma deal with more ASEAN family empires
NIKKEI - 2019-11-16
He noted that the Philippines has been through a growth ... of Yoma Strategic Holdings-- the group's core company -- told the Nikkei Asian Review that his 66-year-old father and the 60-year ...

PH seen to attract foreign investors if Robredo replaces Duterte as president
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) - An independent think tank says that the may lure back more investors in the event Vice President Leni Robredo takes over as president of the country. Capital Economics, in its "Duterte health worries, Sri Lanka election" report on Friday, said that although it has scant knowledge about Robredo ...

Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements can prevent inflammation
Medical News Today - 2019-11-16
Are omega-3 supplements as beneficial as researchers once believed? Not when it comes to inflammation, a new study suggests. Share on Pinterest Omega-3 supplements are not as beneficial for health as people once thought. The new research, which drew from the VITAL study, aimed to determine the biomarker levels of several inflammation indicators ...

PHLPost honors Pinoy music icons with stamps
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) - The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has launched commemorative stamps paying homage to three Filipino music icons. PHLPost on Friday started issuing its limited edition of "Pinoy Music Icons" stamps in honor of OPM Artists Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith. The memorabilia are ...

Poe wants annual commemoration of road crash victims, survivors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Grace Poe has called on the Filipino public to join the world in remembering road crash victims and survivors as she pushed for the passage of a bill declaring a similar commemoration in the country. Senate Bill No. 1122, which was approved on third and final reading last Nov. 11, seeks to designate a National ...

Tropical Storm Ramon remains almost stationary
philstar.com - 2019-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Ramon has remained almost stationary since Friday night, state weather forecasters said Saturday. In its 11:00 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said "Ramon" remained stationary at 420 kilometers north northeast of Virac, Catanduanes. It packed maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and ...

7 Chinese nationals held for alleged abduction
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) - Manila police arrested Friday night seven foreigners believed to be Chinese nationals for allegedly attempting to kidnap a foreign couple in the city. The Manila Police District (MPD), in a report, identified those arrested as Fen Xiu Tian, 24; Kang Xin Hang, 30; Li Dong, 22; Yao Shu, 22; Li You ...

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