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Sandiganbayan now grants gov't appeal in ?102-B case vs. Marcoses
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12) -- The Sandiganbayan has finally granted the government's appeal in the ?102-billion forfeiture case against the late former President Ferdinand Marcos, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, and their cronies. The Sandiganbayan's second division junked the case in August, prompting the Office of the ...

Chinese consumers smash 'Singles' Day' shopping record
philstar.com - 2019-11-12
SHANGHAI, China -- Chinese shoppers set new records for spending during the annual "Singles' Day" buying spree despite an economic slowdown and worries over the US trade war, with state media calling it a sign of China's rising economic strength. E-commerce giant Alibaba said consumers spent $38.3 billion on its platforms on Monday during the ...

Stocks mixed as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-12
BANGKOK - Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited cues on trade talks between China and the U.S. The next hints on progress in the negotiations between Beijing and Washington ...

6 soldiers dead, 20 wounded in Eastern Samar clash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-12
TACLOBAN CITY -- At least six soldiers were killed while 20 others were wounded in an encounter in a remote village in Borongan City, Eastern Samar on Monday afternoon. Reports reaching the ...

Private firm wants to develop Malampaya even after it runs dry
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12) -- A local oil firm has offered to develop the Malampaya gas facility off Palawan even after it runs dry. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday, PXP Energy Corporation said it had submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Department of Energy to carry on with drilling and ...

PNP: Martial law in Mindanao may not need 4th extension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Tuesday that the martial law in Mindanao may not need to be extended for the fourth time. Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, PNP spokesperson, said the peace and order situation in Mindanao is now under control. He said the PNP will submit its official recommendation to Malacañang in ...

UK economy grows at slowest annual rate in a decade as election looms
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-12
(CNN) - The UK economy grew at the slowest annual rate in nearly a decade in the third quarter as uncertainty over Brexit continued to weigh on business. The economy expanded by 1% in the three months ended September, compared to the previous year, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. It's the weakest annual growth rate ...

Ajinomoto launches Calcium-rich rice topping mix
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-12
Since rice is a staple food in the Philippines, this product hopes to add more calcium into the diet of Filipinos. In its 8th National Nutrition Survey, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute recorded high inadequacies of calcium intake across all age groups. However, this is particularly alarming for the younger population since calcium is ...

Duterte, Misuari agree to form MNLF-gov't peace committee
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- The government has announced it will form a peace coordinating committee with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). This comes after the President met up with Moro Leader Nur Misuari on Monday, Senator and former Presidential aide Bong Go said. Go added that the two will meet again next month ...

Dela Rosa to Robredo: Make do with what resources you have
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-12
MANILA, Philippines-- Neophyte Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa gave Vice President Leni Robredo an unsolicited advice on Tuesday: Do your job first before asking for an additional budget. Robredo was quoted over the weekend as saying that the P15 million budget of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) was not enough.

LPA east of Philippines now Tropical Depression Ramon
philstar.com - 2019-11-12
Tropical Depression Ramon--the 18th tropical cyclone in 2019--is expected to develop into a tropical storm within the next 48 hours, state weather bureau PAGASA said. "Ramon" was last spotted either at 835 kilometers east southeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 685 km east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. The tropical depression packs peak ...

PHLPost launches activities to celebrate 252nd anniversary
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-12
Former Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin ultimately found his memories of being an avid stamps collector and a hobbyist when he entered the iconic building of the Manila Central Post Office as guest of honor and speaker during the celebration of the 252nd Anniversary of the Philippine Postal Service and the kick-off ceremony of the National Stamp ...

Islamic centers and churches in Nigeria hold thousands of mental health patients in chains, rights group says
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-12
(CNN) -- Thousands of patients with mental health issues are bound in chains and locked up in facilities across Nigeria where they are subjected to "terrible abuse," Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said detention and violent treatment of inmates are rife in some state-run clinics, Islamic rehabilitation centers, traditional ...

Philippine outsourcers cut 2022 revenue target by close to $10bn
NIKKEI - 2019-11-12
MANILA -- The Philippines' outsourcing industry is seeing revenue targets for 2022 as much as $9.9 billion lower than initially projected, as it grapples with domestic tax issues and the rise of automation, which has undermined the nation's call centers. The industry, which, along with the $29-billion worth of remittances from overseas workers ...

Philippine outsourcing industry cuts revenue target by up to $10bn
NIKKEI - 2019-11-12
MANILA -- The Philippines' outsourcing industry is seeing revenue targets for 2022 as much as $9.9 billion lower than initially projected, as it grapples with domestic tax issues and the rise of ...

Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-12
Snowfall totals could reach up to a foot or more in some areas of Indiana, Michigan and Vermont, according to the National Weather Service. Other places in the path of the air mass saw ice and rain.

Boeing stock soars: It still thinks 737 Max will fly next month
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-12
(CNN) -- Boeing still believes it can get permission before the end of this year to fly the 737 Max again. The plane has been grounded by aviation authorities around the world since March because of two fatal crashes that killed all 346 people aboard the flights. Those crashes have been tied to an automatic safety system on the plane.

The long-awaited Disney+ is finally here. Here's everything you need to know about it
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
That's what some in Hollywood dubbed "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" before it premiered in 1937. Critics argued that Walt Disney was risking his studio's reputation with a risky film that no one would sit through. But in the end, Disney's gamble paid off. "Snow White," the first animated feature in America, became a blockbuster that helped ...

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says Apple Card discriminated against his wife
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
(CNN) -- The New York Department of Financial Services is looking into allegations of gender discrimination against users of the Apple Card, which is administered by Goldman Sachs. The allegations blew up on Twitter Saturday after tech entrepreneur David Heinmeier Hansson wrote that Apple Card offered him twenty times the credit limit as his ...

Maynilad starts work on biggest sewage treatment plant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
Maynilad Water Services Inc. yesterday broke ground for its biggest ... is expected to help clean up waterways flowing to Manila Bay and also improve sanitation conditions in three cities.

Valenzuela, Makati, Taguig, Muntinlupa send help to quake-hit areas in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Several Metro Manila local governments have extended financial aid to parts of Mindanao that were devastated by a series of quakes over the past weeks. Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian told the Inquirer that the city had earmarked P19.5 million from its disaster risk reduction and management fund for additional relief ...

Flu rash: Everything you need to know
Medical News Today - 2019-11-11
The flu is a common respiratory infection, and its symptoms can range from mild to severe. Although a rash is not a common symptom of the flu, it can sometimes occur. There is evidence to suggest that certain types of flu may lead to a rash forming in some ...

Google plans to give slow websites a new badge of shame in Chrome
The Verge - 2019-11-11
Google is experimenting with a badge of shame for websites that load slowly in Chrome. "In the future, Chrome may identify sites that typically load fast or slow for users with clear badging," explains a blog post from the Chrome team. "This may take a number of forms and we plan to experiment with different options, to determine which ...

"Business sans Borders" achieves successful proof-of-concept to enhance SME access to trade opportunities
YAHOO! - 2019-11-11
The POC also comprised a sandbox innovation space to identify business problem statements, facilitate access to trade data and inclusion of new services for SMEs. Please refer to Annex A for more information about BSB. The first external platform to connect to the BSB Phase One POC system is a key Philippines platform from Union Bank of ...

T-Mobile shares slide on report that it might lose its CEO to WeWork
Business Insider - 2019-11-11
Legere's departure from the top job at T-Mobile could damage the company's pending $26.5 billion merger with Sprint.

Duque: Sexually transmitted dengue no cause for concern
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Monday that the recorded sexually transmitted case of dengue in Spain was not a cause for concern for Filipinos as he maintained that the likelihood of spreading the mosquito-borne disease through sex was "very low." "I will not be worried that there can be an epidemic ...

DFA tracking 2 Pinoy seamen abducted in Togo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is "actively tracking" the two Filipino seafarers abducted by pirates in the West African nation of Togo a week ago. But the DFA declined to disclose any developments in the ongoing negotiations. "Due to the sensitivity of negotiations, it is best to share very little.

Google reportedly collecting health data, including lab results, on millions of Americans
Mashable - 2019-11-11
In our latest step toward becoming a full dystopian nightmare, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google has been collecting the health data of millions of Americans without their knowledge or consent. It's all part of Google's secret "Project Nightingale" that the company has been working on with Ascension, which the WSJ notes is the "second ...

Nike, Old Navy, J.Crew, and others are launching sales to counter China's biggest shopping holiday of the year
Business Insider - 2019-11-11
Nike, Old Navy, and J.Crew and more all announced sales on Monday, November 11. Here are the deals you can get today.

Microsoft To Use AI Technology To Treat Cervical Cancer In India
International Business Times - 2019-11-11
Microsoft is using modern technology to battle cancer, especially in the countries where it is hardest to do so, by using AI technology. Microsoft is currently working with SRL Diagnostics to help the women of India battle cervical cancer, if not, fully cure it. As reported by Tech Crunch, Microsoft has partnered with SLR Diagnostics for the ...

Could WeWork hire T-Mobile CEO John Legere?
ZDNet - 2019-11-11
In the wake of its failed IPO, WeWork's parent company is in talks to hire T-Mobile CEO John Legere as its own new chief executive, according to the Wall Street Journal. We Co. is reportedly searching for a new CEO who can turn the troubled company around and potentially renew its prospects for a successful public offering. WeWork scrapped ...

Motorcycle rider dies in bus crash
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A motorcycle rider died after being run over by a passenger bus in Quezon City yesterday morning. Fitch Burch dela Cruz, 32, was pronounced dead on arrival at the General Malvar Hospital. Police said Dela Cruz was on a motorcycle heading to Philcoa when he was hit and run over by a Golden Dragon bus along the southbound ...

JoyRide raring for trial run in bid to challenge Angkas
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Upcoming motorcycle taxi service JoyRide is raring to go and challenge Angkas, seeking immediate government approval for its inclusion in an ongoing trial run which seeks to determine the viability of having two-wheeled vehicles operate for public transport. JoyRide is a service to be offered by We Move Things ...

Law on inheritance tackled in seminar
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Center for Global Best Practices is launching a pioneering program titled, "Inheritance and Disinheritance Law of the Philippines" on Dec. 5 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Complex, Pasay City. The one-day training will provide participants a comprehensive understanding of the general principles as well ...

Maynilad mulls Putatan 4 amid Kaliwa delay
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
Manila, Phillipines -- West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Services Inc. is now studying the possibility of a fourth Putatan plant if government will continue to face delay in building the flagship Kaliwa Dam. Maynilad president and chief executive officer Ramoncito Fernandez said the water firm might consider a Putatan 4, which would also tap ...

CCT eyed for subsidy of garments labor pay
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-11
Aside from Fobap, the proposal to incentivize employment in the garments industry is backed by the Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines, Garment Business Association of the Philippines, Textile Millers Association of the Philippines and the Garment Manufacturers Association of the Philippines. Based on data from the Philippine ...

WeWork is reportedly talking with T-Mobile's famously eccentric boss John Legere about taking over as CEO
Business Insider - 2019-11-11
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is reportedly being considered as a future CEO of WeWork, the embattled office-sharing company.

What medications cause hair loss?
Medical News Today - 2019-11-11
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Many different factors contribute to this condition, including certain medications. Doctors refer to alopecia that occurs as a side effect of medication as drug-induced alopecia. Drug-induced alopecia can affect any part of the scalp or body. The extent and duration of hair loss depend on the ...

Frequent pot smokers at greater risk of stroke, heart problems
UPI.com - 2019-11-11
Smoking pot doesn't do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows. Frequent pot smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who don't partake, the first study found. They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according to the second study. Both ...

Japanese embassy donates X-ray machine to PCG
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard will now be able to minimize risking lives or limbs of PCG personnel in determining if a package contains explosives by using the mobile X-ray machine donated by the Japanese embassy. PCG spokesman Capt. Armand Balilo said yesterday the X-ray machine would allow them to easily check the ...

Mang Inasal brings its 600th Store to Lipa City, Batangas
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-11
Lipa City Vice-Mayor Mark Luancing (center) and Atty. Willy Rivera (second to the right) pose for a posterity shot at the Mang Inasal jeepney. They are joined by JFC Country Business Group Head for the Philippines Joseph Tanbuntiong (third from left), MI Business Unit Head Jojo Subido (second from left) and Franchisee Eric Reyes (left ...

DOE drawing up template for competitive biddings
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) will come out with a standard template for power distributors to conduct competitive biddings to avoid issues and ensure the least cost of electricity. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the agency is currently working on a competitive selection process (CSP) template to be followed by all ...

Moreno closes filthy Divisoria sidewalk to vendors
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday ordered Ilaya street in Divisoria cleared of vendors around the clock after they failed to keep their surroundings clean. He issued the directive to officials of the Manila Police District and Department of Public Services after he found the street littered with sacks of trash during an ...

Uber's Kalanick sells 21% of his stake after share lockup expires
Reuters - 2019-11-11
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) co-founder and former chief executive Travis Kalanick has sold nearly 21% of his stake in the ride-hailing company following the expiry of a so-called lockup period, a regulatory filing from late Friday showed. Kalanick sold more than 20 million shares, worth nearly $547 million, according to the filing.

BuCor chief to crooks: Go ahead, kill me
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) director Gerald Bantag Jr. yesterday dared his men to kill him if they found his methods to spur reforms in the prison agency unacceptable. Bantag threatened to relieve corrupt BuCor personnel who opposed the changes being implemented at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). "Expect more heads to ...

American-Canadian rape suspect falls
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced yesterday the arrest of an American-Canadian man who fled to Malaysia after he was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Subic, Zambales in March last year. Fouad Bounab, 54, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday night ...

Magnitude 4.4 quake jolts Isabela
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
ISABELA, Philippines -- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook parts of Isabela yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. Phivolcs said the tremor occurred at around 8:28 a.m., with its epicenter located some 33 kilometers southeast of Palanan. The tremor was felt at Intensity 2 in Palanan. Two aftershocks with ...

Flu vaccination rates in children, teens remain low
UPI.com - 2019-11-11
Nov. 11 (UPI) --Too few American parents are having their children vaccinated against influenza each year, researchers say after an analysis of data. In spite of the severity of recent flu seasons, and advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Barangay, SK polls postponement bill ready for enactment
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections is now ready for signing into law. The Senate and the House of Representatives ratified yesterday the bicameral conference report of Senate Bill 1043 and House Bill 4933. "Ratification of the bicameral conference report is of utmost importance ...

EastWest Bank boosts 9-month profit by 43%
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Earnings of East West Banking Corp. saw a double digit growth in the first nine months on the back of higher core revenues, improved margins, higher trading gains and lower credit costs. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), the Gotianun-led bank said its net income for the January to September period ...

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