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John Gokongwei, Chinese-Filipino founder of JG Summit, dies at 93
NIKKEI - 2019-11-10
His son, Lance, said his father died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, according to Esquire Philippines, a media franchise owned by the Gokongwei family. Gokongwei's death follows that of fellow ethnic-Chinese tycoons Henry Sy, the Philippines' richest man and founder of mall-to-banking conglomerate SM Investments, who died in January ...

Palace not afraid VP may get intel to use vs Duterte at ICC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang is not afraid that Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo would get hold of drug war intelligence reports that could be used as evidence against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said this on Sunday, days after Robredo ...

Lanao del Sur mayor unscathed, 3 companions injured in ambush
philstar.com - 2019-11-10
LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines -- Three companions of a municipal mayor, one of them a policeman, were wounded in an ambush in Buadipuso-Buntong town on Sunday. Mayor Nasser Pangandaman, Jr. of Masiu, Lanao del Sur survived the attack unscathed. Col. Madzgani Mukaram, director of the Lanao del Sur provincial police, said gunmen positioned at one ...

Business tycoon John Gokongwei, Jr. dies at 93
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- JG Summit Holdings, Inc. founder John Gokongwei Jr. has passed away, his son confirmed. He was 93. Lance Gokongwei confirmed the news with Gokongwei-owned publication Esquire Philippines. The elder Gokongwei passed away at the Manila Doctors Hospital, Saturday evening. Lance did not detail the ...

A compound in avocados may reduce type 2 diabetes
Medical News Today - 2019-11-10
A fat molecule found only in avocados shows signs of strengthening insulin sensitivity, according to research in mice. Share on Pinterest Avocados contain a compound that could be a secret weapon against type 2 diabetes. Avocados aren't merely a tasty addition to a diet -- they contain a fat molecule that may safely reduce insulin resistance.

2 ISIS-inspired terrorists killed in Maguindanao clash
philstar.com - 2019-11-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Two members of a local terror group operating in the fashion of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria were killed in a series of clashes with soldiers on Saturday. The gunfights erupted when followers of wanted terrorist Abu Toraife ...

Robredo seeks additional funding for anti-drug campaign
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) -- Vice President Leni Robredo is seeking additional budget for the anti-drug campaign, specifically to fund the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), which she now heads alongside Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino. [Translation: Funding set for the ICAD is ...

Business tycoon John Gokongwei, Jr. dies at 93
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-10
Gokongwei was also the chairman of the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc., Deputy Chairman and Director of United Industrial Corporation Limited, and a director of Cebu Air ... who always tried to provide value to Philippine consumers -- Sonny Angara (@sonnyangara) November 10, 2019 The De La Salle University mourned the passing of its ...

Police arrest 23 rallyists in strike vs. food company
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) -- Police on Saturday arrested 23 protesters, rallying against Regent Foods Corporation in the company's production plants in Taguig and Pasig City.

3 men try to rob storage unit of Mindanao quake relief goods -- PCG
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Three unidentified men attempted to rob a storage unit containing relief goods for victims of the strong quakes that recently rocked Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported. PCG spokesperson Capt. Armando Balilo said that three men broke into the storage unit located in Port Area, Manila, at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Senators, business community honor John Gokongwei Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Politicians and members of the business community on Sunday joined the mourning for tycoon John Gokongwei Jr., who passed away Saturday evening. Gokongwei, who built a thriving consumer business across the Asia Pacific, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening. He was 93. Senator Panfilo Lacson recalled an encounter ...

Senator Migz Zubiri leads Bukidnon Anti-Poverty Summit 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri led the Bukidnon Anti-Poverty Summit (BAPS) 2019 in Valencia, Bukidnon, on Friday, November 8, 2019. This is the third time the senator has convened key government agencies, local government units, and stakeholders for this event, which he inaugurated in 2016 as a response to Bukidnon ...

John Gokongwei Jr, pillar of PHL business, dies at 93
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-10
Gokongwei Jr. says the foundation will remain committed to improving education in the Philippines in the years to come. JOHN Gokongwei Jr., a pillar of Philippine business who built an empire that spanned property, power, retail, air transportation, hospitality, media, banking and food, died peacefully late Saturday (November 9) at the age of ...

Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon to have scattered rains on Sunday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Manila, along with other areas in Luzon, will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms on Sunday, the weather bureau said. This will be brought about by a tail-end of a cold front, which is affecting Northern Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services ...

6 dead as 'Quiel' exits PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9)-- Six people were killed after the onslaught of typhoon "Quiel" as it exited the Philippines on Saturday. In its latest report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the two new reported fatalities were recorded in the Cordillera Administrative Region. The four other ...

1st case of dengue spread by sex confirmed in Spain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-09
MADRID -- Spanish health authorities confirmed on Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos. The case concerns a 41-year-old man from Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner who picked up the virus from a ...

PLDT, Smart join Tulong Kapatid quake relief drive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- PLDT, its wireless unit Smart Communications Inc., and PLDT-SMART Foundation (PSF) are joining relief efforts led by Tulong Kapatid for communities affected by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao. Tulong Kapatid is the consortium of the foundations set up by companies led by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan. PLDT and ...

Germany should aim to be a leader in hydrogen technology: minister
YAHOO! - 2019-11-09
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany should aim to be a leader in technologies needed to make and utilize hydrogen, which offers a green alternative to fossil fuels in the shift toward a low carbon economy, the economy minister said on Wednesday. The government has been pushing renewables and other technologies to help cut Germany's carbon emissions ...

Is There a Shortage of the High-Dose Flu Shot?
YAHOO! - 2019-11-09
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. A variety of news outlets have reported that some people are having trouble finding Fluzone High-Dose, the version of the flu vaccine that is specially formulated to produce a more robust immune response in people 65 and older. And when Consumer Reports called 20 ...

Experts Back Mandatory Bike Helmets but Not All Cyclists Are Sold
New York Times - 2019-11-09
It is a message that was drilled into bicyclists when they were children learning to ride for the first time: Wear your helmet so that you do not crack your skull. In some states, that is the law -- for minors, anyway. But there are no statewide laws mandating that all cyclists, including grown-ups, wear helmets. The National Transportation ...

Google's Fitbit Acquisition Is All About Apple
International Business Times - 2019-11-09
Google has agreed to acquire Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) for $2.1 billion in cash. The move will give the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary a foothold in the wearables market, an area it's been trying to develop for several years now by licensing Wear OS, a smartwatch operating system based on Android. Fitbit accounted for roughly 10% of ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't stopped blocking critics on Twitter despite settling a lawsuit charging she violated the First Amendment
Business Insider - 2019-11-09
Ocasio-Cortez recently apologized for blocking a critic on Twitter and settled a lawsuit he filed alleging she violated the First Amendment.

Siemens CEO deplores admiration for 'pot smoker' after deputy praised Elon Musk
Reuters - 2019-11-09
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens (SIEGn.DE) Chief Executive Joe Kaeser on Friday lamented Germans who fail to recognize true visionaries and instead admire pot smokers who talk about space travel, only days after his deputy praised Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

This is how colossal NASA's new Hubble Space Telescope successor is
Mashable - 2019-11-09
In a cavernous Los Angeles County cleanroom, Northrop Grumman and NASA engineers have pieced together the space agency's prized next-generation telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope. It's big. How big? NASA tweeted a picture of a human standing on a crane beside the behemoth cosmic-sleuthing satellite, for reference. (Human for scale.

ePLDT launches major disaster recovery facility
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-09
With Clark composed of several business and transit hubs, such as the Clark Special Economic Zone, Clark Freeport Zone, and the Clark International Airport, it continues to rise as a premier business and tourist destination--attracting both local and foreign investors alike. Clark is also among the cities cited by the government as a recovery ...

Instagram Will Test Hiding 'Likes' On Some U.S. Accounts Starting Next Week
NPR - 2019-11-09
Like seriously, if you post something to the 'gram and not one of your followers hits "like" is it even worth sharing? Beginning next week, some U.S. users of Instagram will be able to test this theory as the social media platform will begin hiding the "likes" counter that appears underneath a posted photo or video. "Right now we're testing ...

End of an era at doping body
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-09
"And my hope is that going forward, balance and independence will be restored to these tables, so that all interests and priorities here are aligned with equality of opportunity and fairness, rather than the business of sport." She received applause at the end of that speech. That has not been the norm. She has been under near-constant ...

An anonymous memo at Facebook, a shakeup at WPP, and Robinhood's 'infinite money' glitch
Business Insider - 2019-11-09
Here are the business stories you need to read this week, including stories on Facebook, WPP, and those 'around the web' content recommendations

Learning from practitioners: Schools that rock part 2
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-09
If one wanted to learn about the music business, they would have to get into in the business, and learn from watching accomplished executives carry out their work with what they know intuitively through years of experience. To facilitate the transfer of knowledge from music business professionals to students, these institutions recruited ...

Men who send unwanted pictures of their penises tend to have low self-esteem, according to research
Business Insider - 2019-11-09
Research has suggested men who send unsolicited images of their genitals also tend to have narcissistic traits like exaggerated self-importance.

How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?
New York Times - 2019-11-09
Sea otters and seals in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Alaska, are infected with a virus that once was seen only in animals in the Atlantic. A new study suggests that melting ice in the Arctic may be to blame -- and that climate change may help ...

Robbery suspect slain in shootout
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspected robber was killed by police officers in an alleged shootout in Pasig City yesterday. Lawmen spotted the suspect and his companion riding a motorcycle along Amang Rodriguez Avenue at around 2:20 a.m. after the two men allegedly robbed call center agent Ritchel Pontillano, 30, according to an initial report ...

Quezon farmers get P165 million financial assistance
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
The newly released credit assistance forms part of the P2.5 billion Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance Program for Rice Farmers (SURE Aid), which DA and the Land Bank of the Philippines launched two months ago. About 11,000 farmers from Quezon received financial aid. Under the program, each rice farmer tilling one hectare or below ...

US: Scrap exorbitant job placement fees
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
WASHINGTON - Abolishing exorbitant placement fees for Filipinos seeking jobs overseas could help prevent placing deployed workers at the mercy of human traffickers, an official of the US Department of State said over the weekend. US State Department ambassador at large John Cotton Richmond said his office has recommended to the Philippines ...

Unlucky Umbrella Feng Shui
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
Now that the weather has become really unpredictable, do you carry an umbrella? Whether or not your umbrella will bring luck for you is something you will discover and learn today. What is it with an umbrella that makes it very unlucky? Be aware of its design when you open it! If it has 8 equal sides it is an octagon. Octagons are super bad ...

BSP padlocks Mandaluyong rural bank
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
MANILA,Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has shut down a Mandaluyong-based rural bank, bringing the number of closed banks this year to 10 as the regulator continued to weed out weak players in the industry. The central bank also ordered state-run Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) to act as receiver to proceed with ...

5 held for drugs in Quezon City, Pasig
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- At least five people were arrested for illegal drugs in Quezon City and Pasig since Friday. Roban Valenzuela, 43, allegedly the most wanted drug pusher in Novaliches, Quezon City was arrested in a sting at around 1 a.m. yesterday. He was caught with 10 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu with a street value ...

Bria Homes holds Grand Open House
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
MANILA,Philippines -- On Nov. 16 and 17, Bria Homes, the fastest growing mass housing developer in the Philippines, rolls out its welcome mat to prospective homeowners in a Grand Open House that will happen simultaneously in all its 50 projects across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Bria Homes is a subsidiary of Villar-owned Golden Bria Holdings ...

DA offers loan for hog raisers affected by ASF
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - At least 200 backyard hog raisers in San Simon town whose pigs were affected by African swine fever (ASF) would receive additional financial assistance from the government. San Simon Mayor Abundio Punsalan Jr. said hog raisers with 20 or fewer pigs culled due to ASF could avail themselves of a zero-interest loan of up ...

Bacolod jail officer slain in ambush
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines -- A jail officer in this city was killed in an ambush on Friday night. Jail Officer 1 Jayvee Jason Vargas, 28, was driving a white pickup with his father Joevy, a retired jail officer; Gian Phillip Yoro and his brother Philip ...

Hotel employee robbed of P.4 million
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
QUEZON CITY, Philippines -- Robbers stole P400,000 in cash from a hotel employee in Quezon City on Friday. Arnel Sibal, liaison officer of 2430 Skies Hotel, told police he had just withdrawn money from a bank along Commonwealth Avenue at around 2:30 p.m. when a man grabbed his sling bag containing the money and boarded a motorcycle driven by a ...

Girl 12, attacked crocodile in Palawan
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
PALAWAN, Philippines -- A 12-year-old girl survived a crocodile attack in Balabac, Palawan on Friday. Hainas Lisa Habi suffered wounds on her right leg and is recuperating in a hospital, Lt. Col. Socrates Faltado, Mimaropa police spokesman, said. Initial investigation showed Habi and her brother were crossing a creek on their way home when the ...

More rescue teams sent to Cagayan
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
At the same time, the state weather bureau advised that sea travel is risky, especially for small sea vessels, over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.

4 reasons you may need disability insurance, even if you think you don't
Business Insider - 2019-11-09
Anyone who relies on a steady paycheck to support themselves or others should have disability insurance, which can help replace sudden loss of income.

People affected by flooding in Cagayan now over 63,000
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-09
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines - The number of people affected by floods and landslides that struck Cagayan this week has ballooned to 63,287 people, or 10,887 families, as of Saturday, Nov. 9, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk-Reduction Management Office. They were displaced by high waters that inundated 155 barangays in 14 ...

PAL Holdings President Lucio Tan, Jr. in stable condition after collapse
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) -- The newly-appointed president of PAL Holdings, Inc. (PAL), the parent company of flag carrier Philippine Airlines, was rushed to the hospital after collapsing during a basketball game in Mandaluyong City on Saturday. Lucio "Bong" Tan, Jr., the son and namesake of billionaire Lucio Tan, is in stable ...

Stress Over Mass Shootings, Health Care Access High Among Latinos, Survey Finds
NPR - 2019-11-09
Mass shootings, health care concerns and the upcoming 2020 presidential election top the list of Americans' worries these days. That's according to a new survey out this week from the American Psychological Association. Overall, 71% said mass shootings were a significant source of stress in their lives, up from 62% last year. Hispanic adults ...

Duque clarifies he's not for taxing 'daing'
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III clarified he is not keen on including "daing" or sun-dried fish when he proposed a tax hike on salted products. Lawmakers were quick to criticize the proposal after health officials said they are studying it. Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said the ...

'I haven't agreed to anything': Trump throws cold water on China trade deal
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
(CNN)-- President Donald Trump dealt a blow Friday to investors who were hoping the United States and China were inching closer toward a partial trade deal that would roll back billions in tariffs. Speaking to reporters, Trump said the US has yet to agree to wiping tariffs, undercutting a statement from China's Commerce Ministry indicating ...

PAL Holdings president Lucio Tan Jr. hospitalized, now in stable condition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Lucio "Bong" Tan Jr., president of airline operator PAL Holdings Inc., was hospitalized on Saturday after he collapsed during a basketball game in Mandaluyong City.

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