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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.

Health dept. wants to hire more psychologists, psychiatrists for drug treatment centers
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) - The Department of Health is asking the Department of Budget and Management for funds to hire more health workers for rehabilitation centers across the country. This was revealed by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in a media forum on Saturday, saying the agency needs more psychologists and ...

Robredo pushes for use of body cams in drug war ops
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) -- It is absolutely necessary for police and other law enforcement officers to wear body cameras during anti-drug operations, Vice President Leni ...

Robredo open to US Embassy offer of assistance in PH drug war
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo, who co-chairs the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), on Saturday said she is open to working with the United States Embassy ...

Dengvaxia fate now up to Palace - DOH
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippinesm November 9) -- Malacañang will have the final say on whether or not controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia could return to the shelves, Health Secretary Francisco ...

DOH backs UN body's pitch to raise smoking age to 21
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) - The Department of Health has expressed support for calls to raise the minimum age requirement for smoking tobacco products, saying it is in line with ...

Instagram test of hiding 'likes' spreading to US
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- Instagram chief Adam Mosseri on Friday said that a test of hiding "likes" at the image and photo sharing social network will spread to the US. "Heads up! We've been testing making likes private on Instagram in a number of countries this year," Mosseri said in a tweet. "We're expanding those tests to include a ...

Jail officer killed, another wounded in Bacolod ambush
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A jail officer died while another was wounded after they were ambushed by unidentified gunmen who opened fire at their vehicle in Bacolod City shortly before midnight on Friday. Jail Officer 1 Jayvee Jason Vargas, 28, was killed during the attack while Gian Philip Yoro, 25, was injured, the Bacolod City Police Office said.

'Quiel' leaves PAR with 4 dead
philstar.com - 2019-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Quiel (international name Nakri) has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of Saturday morning, according to state weather bureau PAGASA. At least four have been killed and two were injured as confirmed by the ...

Solons demand report on health status of all PMA, PNPA cadets
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9 ... Both Garbin and Hererra-Dy are authors of the amended Anti-Hazing Law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018, following the death of University of Santo Tomas law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo III. Republic Act No. 11053 or the "Anti-Hazing Act of 2018" bans all forms of hazing and ...

Snow crab sells for record-breaking $46,000 in Japan
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-09
(CNN) - A "five shining star" snow crab was auctioned off in Tottori, Japan for a whopping 5 million yen ($46,000) on November 7. It's the highest-ever price paid for a snow crab, according to the Tottori prefecture's fishery promotion division, which was in charge of the auction. The coveted crustacean was a male, weighing 1.2 kg (2.7 pounds ...

Class suspension in 7 Malate schools urged due to games
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-09
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday said they had requested for at least seven schools in Malate, Manila, to suspend their classes for a week to avoid congestion once the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) kick in full swing this November. The MMDA said these schools were either too close to the proposed SEA Games ...

Recto: 'Pasa-load' procurement used in faking spending records in national budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 7)-- Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said government agencies are passing their budget around to make it seem like they were spent properly. [Translation: They pass their budget to another agency so they can claim that the allotments have been "obligated." They do this so that it will not be ...

DBM: Up to task force to use P4.4B Marawi funds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-08
It will be up to the interagency Task Force Bangon Marawi to move and use all the allotted funds to rehabilitate the war-torn Mindanao city before approximately P4.4 billion in unreleased money expire this year, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said. "The Task Force has to act to access the funds already earmarked for Marawi ...

SC chief: QC judge followed rules in issuing warrants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-08
As far as the Supreme Court is concerned, Peralta said no formal complaint had been filed against Quezon City Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert. Villavert issued search warrants on the offices of leftist groups in Bacolod City and Escalante town in Negros Occidental and security forces rounded up 57 group members on ...

VACC files homicide raps vs Aquino anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-08
VACC filed the complaint-affidavit despite a recent unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court last month that "there is no probable cause to charge private respondents with reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide."--PATRICIA DENISE M. CHIU

The economics of hand-weaving
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-08
If there is a craft common to all of Southeast Asia, it is the craft of weaving. The baskets, mats and the fabrics of this region have all been part of the culture for thousands of years. Their origins were traced back to the Iron Age when the knowledge from different parts of the region were exchanged through the trade routes that ran through ...

Finding best value in high-rise living
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-08
Say "Ortigas" and people see an area exuding a cosmopolitan vibe, filled with brands and exploding with unabated development. Everyone would agree that Ortigas Center has become an economic hub with a reputation of enduring dynamism. The ones most determined to make it in the world, commonsensically, would gravitate towards addresses near ...

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the latest celebrity to wear the heeled flip-flop trend
Business Insider - 2019-11-08
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's purple dress and heeled flip flops were seemingly inspired by fashion from the early 2000s.

Halloween movies for scaredy-cats
Mashable - 2019-11-08
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Tourist drowns in Boracay
philstar.com - 2019-11-08
ILOILO CITY , Philippines -- A 50-year-old man died while trying to rescue another tourist in Boracay on Thursday. Police identified the fatality as Roberto Baisas, a resident of Sta. Cruz, Laguna, who was on the island with his family for a vacation. Pat. Jessie Nolido, Malay police investigator, said Baisas was on the shore when he saw a ...

Elon Musk Says He Can Cut 99 Percent Off the Price of Space Travel. Here's How
Inc - 2019-11-08
Elon Musk makes plenty of big, bold announcements. In some cases, they come true, and in other cases, they don't. Now, he's back at it with a big claim about the future of space travel. Speaking at the U.S. Air Force Space Pitch Day this week, Musk said he believes SpaceX's reusable 100-passenger Starship will only cost $2 million per flight to ...

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