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Going beyond relief to creating opportunities for Marawi women to thrive
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-17
Before being certified as STARpreneurs, the trainees underwent basic entrepreneurial and gender sensitivity seminars where they acquired new skills that would be beneficial for their business.

Coast Guard deploys anti-terror unit, vessel in Mindanao
philstar.com - 2019-10-17
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) deployed its anti-terrorism unit off the coast of Zamboanga peninsula and Basilan and Sulu yesterday. Commodore Joseph Coyme, PCG-Southwestern District commander, led the sendoff ceremony ...

Stupidity begets even more stupidity
philstar.com - 2019-10-17
That means there will still be humongous traffic six days of the week. The proponent apparently also failed to consider the weather. What if all government officials get stranded in the rains and floods. That could mean the entire government loses productivity at the very least, or suffers a complete shutdown at worst. And these dire ...

Crisis in the metro? Cayetano says traffic a sign of economic growth
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17)-- Amid commuter woes and traffic congestion in the metro, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday dished out a different take on the transport ...

Marawi liberators yet to receive promised promotions
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- More than 50 policemen who helped in the liberation of Marawi two years ago have yet to receive meritorious promotions which were promised to them.

Remittances hit $2.9B in August
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 15) -- Filipinos working abroad sent home more money in August to push remittances to a three-month high, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

At least 5 dead, dozens injured in Cotabato quake
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- Five were killed--including three children-- while dozens were injured when a magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked North Cotabato province and parts of Mindanao Wednesday evening, local officials confirmed. Tulunan town, North Cotabato Mayor Reuel Limbungan reported that a seven-year-old girl from ...

Palace keeps hands off House Speaker term-sharing deal
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- The Palace will leave it up to the members of the House of Representatives to decide whether or not they should continue with the leadership term ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for October 18
philstar.com - 2019-10-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Some classes in Mindanao remain suspended on October 18, Friday, due to the aftermath of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that shook some parts of the region. On Wednesday, local government units announced suspension of some classes due to structural and electrical damage to buildings and houses. The Philippine Institute of ...

Bong Go says Duterte just joking about him being a billionaire
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- Senator Christopher "Bong" Go clarified today that President Rodrigo Duterte was -- once again -- just joking when he desribed his former special assistant a billionaire. [Translation: You know the President always jokes, "Bong is a billionaire, he is a billionaire." He always jokes.

Coast Guard anti-terror unit deployed to prevent abductions
philstar.com - 2019-10-17
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard deployed its Anti-Terrorist Unit to Zamboanga Peninsula and to Basilan and Sulu on Thursday in response to high-profile kidnapping of foreign nationals. Commodore Joseph Coyme, commander of PCG Southwestern District, gave the team a sendoff at the Zamboanga International Port.

Asia markets get Hong Kong and Huawei boost
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
China's Shanghai Composite Index traded flat, while Japan's Nikkei 225 inched up 0.1% and South Korea's Kospi edged lower. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index advanced as much as 1.1% in the morning trading. It later dipped slightly but was still up 0.8%, boosted by local real estate developers after the city's leader Carrie Lam unveiled a series of ...

Red tide warning up in some coastal areas in Visayas
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources warned that shellfishes in some coastal zones in Visayas are unsafe to eat, as it raised the red tide ...

Asean-Korea Train: A sign of growing ties
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-17
PHNOM PENH -- The Asean-Korea Centre, the South Korean government body tasked with promoting economic and cultural cooperation between Asean member states and South Korea, organized a three-day trip on Wednesday for 200 Asean delegates that is intended to strengthen cooperation. Cambodian Ambassador to South Korea Long Dimanche also said a ...

Philippine president 'in good hands' after minor motorcycle mishap
Reuters - 2019-10-17
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte was slightly injured in a fall from a motorcycle ... among numerous ailments that ensure his health and his disappearances from the public eye are often the subject of fervent speculation. "I would like to assure the nation that the president is safe, in good hands and in good health ...

Storm signal warnings in N. Luzon possible by weekend - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-17
In its 11 a.m. weather bulletin on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that "Perla" was spotted 860 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. "Perla" packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 55 kph as it moves west ...

ADB to fund Manila-Calamba railway in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it will be funding another railway line for the Philippines next year, following the biggest loan it has ever granted for a local infrastructure project. The regional lender said it is looking to lend $2.5 billion (about ?128.7 billion) to the Philippines in ...

PAGASA: Perla not yet a threat to country
philstar.com - 2019-10-17
"Perla" was last spotted 910 kilometers east of Tuguegarao, Cagayan, according to state weather bureau PAGASA. It packs maximum sustained winds of 45 km per hour and gusts of up to 55 kph. The tropical depression is moving west at 10 kph. No tropical ...

Twitter explains why it hasn't suspended Trump's account
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-17
(CNN) -- Twitter will continue to take a forgiving approach to objectionable tweets by world leaders, arguing that their messages are often of public interest. The social media platform sought to ...

Dumplings without pork? Swine fever is hitting Chinese consumers
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-16
(CNN) - African swine fever has ravaged China's pig population, and the country's consumers are feeling the pain. Some are even switching to other meats as the dietary staple becomes unaffordable. Pork in China now costs nearly 70% more than it did a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by China's National Bureau of Statistics.

How That Giant Homemade Modular Synth Wound Up at MIT
Gizmodo - 2019-10-16
Like electronic music pioneers Robert Moog and Don Buchla, who came before him, Joseph Paradiso seemed destined to become a synth wizard. As a child, he was fascinated with music; soldering his own creations and experimenting with tape looping. A teenage interest in prog rock switched him on to synthesizers and after moving to Zurich in the mid ...

John Chambers' band of Cisco geniuses have a new start-up aimed at Amazon Web Services
CNBC - 2019-10-16
The four-member "MPLS" team previously delivered new technology to Cisco through three spin-ins, most recently in 2013. Their current start-up, Pensando Systems, sells hardware and software to big cloud providers and other companies. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has invested in Pensando alongside former Cisco CEO John Chambers. Sometimes when you ...

Study helps pinpoint what makes species vulnerable to environmental change
Phys.org - 2019-10-16
The fabled use of canaries in coal mines as an early warning of carbon monoxide stemmed from the birds' extreme sensitivity to toxic conditions compared to humans. Results such as these could help conservationists better determine where to focus their efforts, said co-author Paul Elsen, a climate adaptation scientist at the Wildlife ...

How Can a Star Be Older Than the Universe?
Space.com - 2019-10-16
For more than 100 years, astronomers have been observing a curious star located some 190 light years away from Earth in the constellation Libra. It rapidly journeys across the sky at 800,000 mph (1.3 million kilometers per hour). But more interesting than ...

NASA names new director of human spaceflight operations
CBS News - 2019-10-16
Douglas Loverro, a veteran manager with broad experience in national security space operations, has been selected by NASA to lead the agency's human space flight programs. He takes over at a critical moment as the agency assesses the readiness of new commercial crew ships amid a full-court press to land astronauts on the moon in 2024.

FCC approves merger of T-Mobile and Sprint
ZDNet - 2019-10-16
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formally approved the $26 billion merger and acquisition between T-Mobile and Sprint. Both democrats on the commission voted against the deal, which shrinks the number of major wireless carriers in the US from four to three. Commissioner Geoffrey Starks issued a statement of opposition, arguing ...

What Is Kratom? Opioid Alternative Under Fire From The FDA
International Business Times - 2019-10-16
An increasingly large number of Americans are turning to the supplement known at kratom to treat their pain despite warnings from the FDA. In fact, the American Kratom Association claims that there are potentially 15 million users in the nation. Those that have used kratom - to treat things like opioid-addiction, alcoholism, and chronic pain ...

Feds Torpedo Massive Dark Web Child Porn Site
The Daily Beast - 2019-10-16
Around the world, 23 child victims were identified and rescued from their abusers as part of a sprawling law enforcement operation. According to the Department of Justice, a now-busted online hub for child pornography had strict instructions for its users: "Do not upload adult porn." Welcome to Video, a site which allegedly hosted ...

Report: Who Do Consumers Trust The Most For Self-Driving Cars?
International Business Times - 2019-10-16
As a number of companies continue to develop and test their driverless car technologies, bringing these vehicles to market may pose a challenge as they look to gain market acceptance. To understand exactly how consumers feel about the manufacturers that produce autonomous vehicles, Leasing Options has conducted an independent survey that digs ...

Oregon Lottery to launch sports betting app Scoreboard with an expected $300 million in wagers
CNBC - 2019-10-16
The new Scoreboard app is Oregon's first state-run betting service since 2007. State lottery officials project $300 million in wagers the first year. Oregon will be the eighth state to add a live sports betting app, and one of 12 states offering legal mobile sports betting via an app. Matt Shelby's memory was vivid, as if he were in college at ...

Ateneo vows to act on sexual harassment cases
philstar.com - 2019-10-16
MANILA, Philippines - The Ateneo de Manila University has vowed to improve its systems and work with stakeholders to address cases of sexual harassment and ensure a safer community for students and employees. The university issued the statement yesterday, a day after students and other members of the university community mobilized to call for ...

GenSan port on lockdown after N. Cotabato quake
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Port of General Santos was put under lockdown after a 6.3-magnitude quake hit North Cotabato and nearby provinces on Wednesday night, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said. According to PPA general manager Jay Santiago, the port will be on lockdown though there is no material damage to port facilities to "make ...

Managerial economics with global perspective
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-16
MANAGERIAL economics, also called business economics, an important postgraduate subject I taught is a branch of economics that applies microeconomic analysis to specific business decisions. As such, it bridges economic theory and economics in practice. For instance, economic forces in the marketplace determine the demand for products ...

US, South Korea officials trace bitcoin transactions to take down massive child porn site
ZDNet - 2019-10-16
US and South Korean law enforcement officials have taken down the largest darknet child pornography website, the US Justice Department announced today. Officials seized approximately eight terabytes of child sexual exploitation videos and arrested more than 300 people worldwide associated with the site. They also rescued dozens of minor victims ...

Devolver Founder Excited By PS5 And Next-Gen Xbox: 'It's Good For Everyone'
GameSpot - 2019-10-16
GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers. One of the founders of Devolver Digital, the boutique publisher behind games like Hotline Miami and Genital Jousting, is eager to see Sony and Microsoft launch their next-generation platforms. Speaking to GameSpot at PAX Australia, Graeme Struthers said he's excited about the launch of the ...

U.S. Army has no plans to purchase more Iron Dome systems
UPI.com - 2019-10-16
Oct. 16 (UPI) --The U.S. Army does not intend to purchase additional Israeli-made Iron Dome missile defense systems, but may have to, the officer leading a missile group said. The purchase of the interim system in the summer of 2019 was a stopgap measure ...

FCC votes to approve T-Mobile and Sprint merger, but the deal still faces a legal challenge from states
CNBC - 2019-10-16
On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to approve the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The FCC's vote is one of the final steps for the deal to go through, barring the state attorneys general lawsuit that seeks to block it. T-Mobile and Sprint have argued that the merger would allow them to compete more ...

All plug-in Volvos will be part of the Recharge line
CNET - 2019-10-16
Whether it's a plug-in hybrid or a fully electric vehicle, in Volvo speak, it's now a Recharge. Volvo's brand-new, all-electric XC40 is technically called the XC40 Recharge. But as it turns out, "Recharge" isn't a designation being saved purely for this EV. The Swedish automaker announced Wednesday that all of its electrified offerings will now ...

This is the worst time to be excited about supersonic flight
Quartz - 2019-10-16
Blake Scholl has a vision. The former pilot and CEO of aircraft company Boom Supersonic wants "supersonic everywhere:" tens of millions of people each year rocketing around the world at a speed faster than sound. The company hopes to be not just airborne but fully operational by the mid-to-late 2020s. Initially, Boom intends its planes to ...

BAE Systems to manage open source data for U.S. Army in $437M contract
UPI.com - 2019-10-16
Oct. 16 (UPI) --BAE Systems will provide intelligence support to the U.S. Army in a $437 million task order, the company announced. BAE Systems will deliver open source capabilities to the Army from publicly available sources, and will provide the Army's Intelligence and Security Command with training, policy and governance recommendations ...

SpaceX seeking many more satellites for space-based internet grid
Phys.org - 2019-10-16
SpaceX wants spectrum access for nearly four times as many satellites as originally planned for its high-speed internet constellation, the company and a UN agency confirmed Wednesday. On October 7, the US Federal Communications Commission sent the Geneva-based International Telecommunication Union 20 filings with each one asking permission for ...

For new Ford Philippines managing director, focus on customer experience is foremost
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-16
Ford Philippines Managing Director PK Umashankar (top row ... service advisers and customer relationship executives so I can have an understanding of reaching our customers, and how we will get better. Brand health is also important for us. For example, the Ranger Raptor is a very powerful product in our portfolio, and it is important for ...

Moms' weight-loss surgery tied to lower risk of birth defects
UPI.com - 2019-10-16
Weight-loss surgery before pregnancy may lower obese women's odds of having a baby with major birth defects, new research suggests. For the study, the researchers examined data on more than 33,000 births in Sweden between 2007 and 2014. Of these, nearly 3,000 children were born to mothers who had a type of weight-loss surgery called gastric ...

Travel group Yanolja expands $15-million investment in Zen Rooms
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-16
The additional investment also comes with a "wide strategic alliance" that will create "the leading economy and midrange hospitality group in Southeast Asia" by combining the franchise business of Zen and the scale of Yanolja. Yanolja is the same company that backed Booking Holdings, Agoda, Kayak, and Priceline, among others.

Classes suspended in Kidapawan City after magnitude 6.3 quake
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Classes in all levels in Kidapawan City are cancelled for Thursday, October 17, following a magnitude 6.3 quake that hit the city and other areas in Mindanao on Wednesday night. Kidapawan City mayor Joseph Evangelista said the class suspension covers all levels, both public and private, to make way for inspections of ...

Philippines to go slow on rice imports next year
philstar.com - 2019-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- After setting record-high imports this year, the Philippines is seen to buy less rice in the world market next year amid excessive supply coupled with improvements in the local production. In the latest report of the United States Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS), the Philippines is ...

Coco levy assets now worth P376 billion
philstar.com - 2019-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Assets generated from levies collected from millions of coconut farmers during the Marcos regime are now worth at least P376 billion, according to the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). A report the PCGG has submitted to the House of Representatives showed that companies and shares of stock acquired with ...

MGen eyes floating solar plant in Laguna
philstar.com - 2019-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The renewable energy unit of power generation arm Meralco Powergen Corp. (MGen) plans to build a floating solar project in Laguna Lake. MGen president and chief executive officer Rogelio Singson said the company, through subsidiary MGEN Renewable Energy Inc. (MGreen), is working on applying for a pilot floating solar ...

ALI named most honored company in Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- For the second year in a row ... Institutional Investor has been a leading international business to business publisher for over 50 years now, remaining focused primarily on international finance through premium journalism, newsletters and research. It also runs conferences, seminars and training courses and is a ...

Air fares to stay at current levels
philstar.com - 2019-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Passengers will not see any adjustment in their air fares this coming holiday season as fuel surcharge level for the next two months will remain the same. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said in its latest advisory that passenger fuel surcharge for domestic and international flights from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 would stay at ...

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