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Pressure mounts on Facebook amid political ad controversy
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-30
(CNN) - Facebook executives are facing mounting pressure, including from inside the company, to make sweeping changes to how the social media site runs political ads -- including reversing a ...

Rappler Talk: Francisco Duque III on the state of health in the Philippines
Rappler - 2019-10-30
MANILA, Philippines - Earlier this year, Republic Act No, 11223 or the Universal Health Care Act was signed into law, promising quality health care for all Filipinos. It was hailed as path-breaking, setting the direction for the reform of the Philippines ...

Sta. Maria stays as PAL president, but steps down from PAL Holdings
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-30
A PAL plane is parked at the Naia Terminal 2 in this BusinessMirror file photo. The flag carrier was recently named a "Four-Star Major Airline" by Airline Passenger Experience or Apex, an international industry organization with an airline ratings program based solely on certified passenger feedback. By Lorenz S. Marasigan and Recto L ...

Some of the world's biggest banks have major problems. Just look at HSBC
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-29
(CNN) - Some of the world's biggest banks are coming under pressure. That's clear from earnings at HSBC, whose business took a hit last quarter. The London-based bank said Monday that pre-tax profit between July and September came in at $4.8 billion, a drop of 18% compared to the same period last year, my CNN Business colleague Sherisse Pham ...

Huawei and ZTE could lose what little business they have in the United States
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-29
(CNN) - The US Federal Communications Commission wants to place more restrictions on Huawei and c by barring companies that receive government money from purchasing equipment or services from ...

US stocks cap wobbly day of trading with modest losses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
Technology companies led stocks lower on Wall Street Tuesday as a wobbly day of trading ended with modest losses for the market. Health care stocks jumped on stronger-than-expected reports from ...

Facebook launches new tool to help you get health tests and screenings
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-29
(CNN) - Facebook has launched a new feature to help track what preventive health screenings might be recommended for you based on your age and sex. The tool, called Preventive Health, rolled out in the United States on Monday and focuses specifically on cardiovascular health, cancer screening and seasonal flu -- making recommendations such as ...

'Mario Bros.' creator Shigeru Miyamoto to be given one of Japan's highest honors
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-29
and "The Legend of Zelda." For his work, Japanese news outlet Nikkei reports, Miyamoto is being awarded the Person of Cultural Merit by the Japanese government on November 3, which is recognized ...

Samsung teases new 'clamshell' foldable smartphone
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-29
(CNN) -- Samsung's first shot at a foldable phone is off to a bumpy start, but it appears the company has more plans for the concept in the pipeline. The company teased at its annual Samsung ...

Expo seeks to create more online entrepreneurs
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-29
More Filipino entrepreneurs can grow their business if they adapt to digital technology. This was the main message during the SIGN UP! Angat Lahat sa Digital Summit 2019, the biggest mobile app summit and expo in the country that gave Filipino entrepreneurs a learning opportunity on how to turn business ideas into actual products and services.

PAL Holdings names new president
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
Lucio Tan Jr. has been named president of PAL Holdings Inc., the publicly listed operator of flag carrier Philippine Airlines Inc. Tan is the son of taipan Lucio Tan, the billionaire owner of PAL and a diversified range of assets from property, tobacco and beer companies. He was named PAL Holdings president during a board meeting on Oct. 28.

6 groups eye Cavite airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
Sangely, Cavite--Chinese giants and Filipino conglomerates expressed their interest to participate in the $10-billion Sangley Point International Airport project, which could break ground by ...

Stock index nears 8,000 mark
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
The local stock barometer moved closer to the 8,000 mark on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming US Federal Reserve policy setting. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 44.66 points or 0.56 percent to close at 7,991.19. AAA Equities head of research Christopher Mangun noted that Western stocks surged overnight in anticipation of ...

Meralco, partners complete power distribution system in New Clark City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
The consortium of Manila Electric Co. and its Japanese partners has completed building the interim power distribution system in New Clark City, with the facilities already energized in time for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games. In its latest quarterly performance report, Meralco said two out of four major construction works in "Phase 1A ...

More Filipinos dragged into poverty by higher taxes under TRAIN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
The higher excise slapped on oil products and other goods and services under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act pulled more Filipinos into poverty, according to state-run ...

MWSS revamp, Congress grant of emergency powers to solve water crisis eyed
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-29
Article XII Section 17 of the 1987 Constitution states that: "In times of national emergency, when the public interest so requires, the State may, during the emergency and under reasonable terms prescribed by it, temporarily take over or direct the operation of any privately owned public utility or business affected with public interest.

Marijuana News: Could Burgers Be The Next Major Breakthrough For The Industry?
International Business Times - 2019-10-29
The next generation of meatless burgers could be made from such alternatives as crickets, hemp or mung beans as companies look to boost the protein content of their fare. At the same time, the biggest beef lobbying group is backing legislation that would stop plant-based meat-alternative companies from using the word "meat" to describe ...

San Francisco's 'Yang Gang' is having lunch at Sam Altman's house to raise funds for presidential candidate Andrew Yang
Business Insider - 2019-10-29
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is having a fundraiser in San Francisco at supporter and tech investor Sam Altman's home.

Makati subway project gets additional $332-million initial funding
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-29
"We thank our new partners from the Chinese business community for showing their trust in the viability of the subway project through their investments. We anticipate more investors coming in to ...

New Research Reveals Facial Recognition Software Misclassifies Transgender, Non-Binary People
Forbes - 2019-10-29
New research from University of Colorado Boulder indicates that popular facial analysis services including Amazon, Clarifai, IBM, and Microsoft misclassify individuals who do not identify with the traditional gender binary. Over the past decade, facial recognition technology has become an important--and controversial--part of the fabric of ...

Why Aren't Female Founders Getting Funded? Industry Experts Weigh In
Inc - 2019-10-29
Only two percent of venture capital funds went to female founders in 2018. To make that number even more shocking is the fact that companies led by women perform sixty-three percent better than all-male teams. We could continue piling on even more, and point out that in the current venture capital cycles, there is no current trend line that ...

Holiday Spending Will Be At An All-Time High For 2019, Reaching $143.7 Billion
International Business Times - 2019-10-29
The 2019 holiday season is forecasted to hit an all-time high with record spending on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. According to a study by Adobe Analytics, consumer spending will reach $143.7 billion from November to December, up 14.1% over 2018.

WeWork is reportedly getting into esports with Play By We, which could rent its office space for professional gaming events
Business Insider - 2019-10-29
Play By We could help mold WeWork's coworking properties into specialized video game event centers for a growing industry.

IS chief buried at sea as US military basks in success
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
WASHINGTON -- US officials have said the body of Islamic State (IS) group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea, as fresh details surfaced about the US special forces operation that led to ...

Manila, QC top Metro cities with most number of child laborers, DOLE report says
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-29
The profiled child laborers, who were aged between four to 17 years old, "are engaged in paid or self-employment to buy things for their school needs, help their family in attending to household chores or help their family/employer operate their small business." Three-fourths of them attend school and only a quarter are not attending school ...

Samsung, IBM team up on platform to track vital signs, health data for first responders
ZDNet - 2019-10-29
5G will be popularized via telecom carriers and the marketing of wire-cutting services, but the biggest impact and returns will come from connecting the Internet of things, edge computing and analytics infrastructure with minimal latency. Read More Samsung and IBM said they are launching a platform that will blend devices, 5G, edge computing ...

Structured light to make communication technologies faster, more secure
UPI.com - 2019-10-29
Oct. 29 (UPI) --Communication technologies could soon deploy structured light to transport information faster and make data more secure, according to a new scientific review. "What we really want is to do quantum mechanics with patterns of light," Andrew Forbes, physicist at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, said in a news ...

MRI might prevent misdiagnosis of patients with signs of dementia
UPI.com - 2019-10-29
When a loved one shows signs of dementia, sometimes a head injury is the cause and MRI scans can help prevent a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's, researchers report. As many as 21 percent of older adults with dementia may be misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a previous study found. Up to 40 percent of dementias are caused by conditions other ...

Japan's overseas railway-building heightens rivalry with China
NIKKEI - 2019-10-29
Congested highways filled with Jeepneys, buses and trucks are a common sight in the Philippines because Filipinos only have two, both unpalatable, choices when it comes to rail travel. They can ...

Avoidant, Restrictive Eating Often Confused With Anorexia
Medscape - 2019-10-29
SAN ANTONIO -- Patients with avoidant, restrictive food intake disorder need special attention and referral, but many specialists don't understand the condition, new research shows. These patients "are presenting to GI clinics and primary clinics. They're not presenting to a psychiatric clinic saying they have a fear of eating," said Kimberly ...

'Please Don't Blame Her': Boyfriend Of Taiwanese Woman Who Wore String Bikini In Boracay Speaks
International Business Times - 2019-10-29
The partner of the Taiwanese woman that trended in the Philippines after wearing a "string bikini" spoke out ... Eventually, her boyfriend said that the incident had taken a toll on his partner's mental health. He added she is often cyberbullied and asked other people not to "blame her" because he played a "role in the occurrence."

De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute Marks 25 Years of Research Excellence
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-29
For many years, the Angelo King Medical Research Center at De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute (DLSMHSI) has been a pillar of excellence in the field of research. Inaugurated in 1994, it prides itself on being "a home for like-minded individuals to promote research," said Vice Chancellor Dr. Charles Yu. It has earned many ...

A flood of Wall Street analysts slashed their price targets for Beyond Meat as its post-IPO lockup expired -- and the stock plunged 24%
Business Insider - 2019-10-29
Even though analysts expect further volatility in Beyond's stock following the lockup expiry, some say it's an opportunity to buy at a discount.

Customs seize misdeclared steel shipment from China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs seized Tuesday two containers of misdeclared stainless angle bars from China. BOC Intelligence Group (BOC-IG) Deputy Commissioner Raniel T. Ramiro said the containers, which arrived last Oct.19 at the Port of Manila, were declared as flat bars and steel sheets by its consignee, Liuzhiga ...

Man shot dead in Caloocan mall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A 35-year-old man was shot dead inside a mall in Caloocan City on Tuesday night. Col. Noel Flores, chief of the Caloocan City Police Station, Ronnie Litaban was shot dead ...

Etiqa bullish on PHL insurance industry growth
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-29
"If regulations are in place and if an Islamic bank that has been set up for distribution access to the Muslim population, we can easily grow in this business here," he said. Other than its existing competitive retail products, Etiqa will launch policy to cover critical illnesses starting next year. The policy provides protection benefits ...

Government plans to issue 1-year lottery bonds
philstar.com - 2019-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) plans to offer starting next month so-called prize bonds which will give small and individual investors an opportunity to win as much as P1 million in cash winnings for as low as P500 in investments. In an interview with reporters, National Treasurer Rosalia De Leon said the government is ...

Mark Zuckerberg claimed Facebook was founded with political expression in mind. A former Facebook exec called that 'pretty obviously incorrect.'
Business Insider - 2019-10-29
In a recent speech at Georgetown University, Mark Zuckerberg offered a revisionist history of Facebook's origins. Alex Stamos doesn't buy it.

PSEi flirts with 8,000 as Q3 earnings lift sentiments
philstar.com - 2019-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market went up yesterday on optimism regarding third quarter earnings. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index gained 44.66 points, or 0.56 percent, to end at 7,991.19, clearly flirting with the 8,000 mark. The broader All Shares index, meanwhile, rose by 12.92 points or 0.27 percent to finish at 4,787.17.

Man held for selling drugs on Facebook
philstar.com - 2019-10-29
MANILA,Philippines -- A man accused of selling narcotics through social media platform Facebook was arrested in Makati City on Monday. Ace Mabini, 21, was caught in a sting in Barangay Guadalupe Viejo at around 1 p.m. by operatives from the Quezon City Police District and Makati City police, according to acting QCPD director Col. Ronnie Montejo.

Chinese firms pour $332 million into Makati City subway project
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-29
"The Makati Subway project is definitely gaining momentum, and we are confident that our lead partner Philippine Infradev Holdings will be able to sustain the pace and finish the project on schedule... We are also grateful to our new partners from the Chinese business community for showing their trust in the viability of the subway project ...

5 fake dentists nabbed in Pasay, Parañaque
philstar.com - 2019-10-29
MANILA,Philippines -- Five fake dentists were arrested in simultaneous raids on clinics reportedly owned by a licensed dentist in southern Metro Manila on Sunday. Maria Lourdes Caminos, 55; Lea Docusin, 30; Ma. Elena Alingaasa, 29; Gaspar Peñaredonda, 60, and Nesio Carrido, 55, were allegedly caught treating patients and failed to present ...

Dismiss sedition raps vs opposition, lawyers - UP law faculty
philstar.com - 2019-10-29
MANILA,Philippines -- Faculty members of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law called on Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to dismiss a sedition complaint filed against lawyers and members of the opposition. The law faculty, led by dean Fides Cordero-Tan, released on Monday a joint statement expressing grave concern over the ...

Alleged Sayyaf member falls
philstar.com - 2019-10-29
MANILA,Philippines -- A suspected member of the extremist group Abu Sayyaf was arrested in Parañaque City on Monday. Haber Baladji was served an arrest warrant for six counts of kidnapping and illegal detention by police officers at the corner of Russel Avenue and Roxas Boulevard on Monday morning. The warrant was issued by Judge Toribio Ilao ...

Duterte: Abolish Pasig River agency
philstar.com - 2019-10-29
MANILA,Philippines -- President Duterte yesterday called on Congress to abolish the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), believing it no longer has a function to perform. "If Congress is listening, abolish it. There is nothing to clean in the Pasig River," the President said during the oath taking of new appointees at Malacañang.

No reopening of Maguindanao massacre trial
philstar.com - 2019-10-29
MANILA,Philippines -- The Quezon City court handling the multiple murder cases filed in connection with the 2009 Maguindanao massacre will not reopen the decade-long trial as requested by the lawyer of primary suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr. Regional Trial Court Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes, in a five-page order released on Monday, denied ...

AAP Recommends Bariatric Surgery for Severely Obese Kids
Medscape - 2019-10-29
NEW ORLEANS -- With some 4.5 million children and adolescents in the US with severe obesity, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new policy statement calling for greater access to bariatric surgery, one of the few strategies shown to be effective in treating severe obesity in children. The policy statement, entitled ...

PH must limit rice imports to help local farmers - Villar
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 29) -- The government should limit the volume of rice imports in 2020 to stop cartels from manipulating supply, the Senate committee on agriculture and food chairman said Tuesday. Senator Cynthia Villar said the country should only import its annual supply deficit, which is around one million metric tons.

Two powerful quakes kill 6 in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
MAKILALA, COTABATO--Two powerful earthquakes hours apart shook a large part of Mindanao, killing six people and injuring dozens in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor.

Makati subway awarded with $322M additional funding from Chinese investors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Makati subway was awarded an additional $322 million funding for its construction from Chinese investors, the Makati local government said. In an investment agreement ...

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