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Listen to displacement fears over airport project, Bulakan mayor urged
philstar.com - 2019-10-08
under the Local Government Code, local government units must "ensure the welfare of [their] constituents and to share with the national government the responsibility of [managing and maintaining] ecological balance" in their areas. "The mayor is risking ...

The Art & Science of Training 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-08
You are invited to the second run of The Art & Science of Training by Master Facilitator Anthony Pangilinan. This will be held on October 21, 2019 (Monday) 2:00 to 6:00 PM at Marco Polo Hotel ...

US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang
philstar.com - 2019-10-08
one police college and eight businesses. "These entities have been implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China's campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs ...

Palace: Duterte OK despite new illness
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-07
After landing in Davao City on Sunday afternoon, the President told reporters that he came down with a "very bad case of cold" due to the chilly weather in Russia. Photos of the President in ...

Guam Visitors Bureau seeks tourism destination marketing representation in Philippines
eTurboNews - 2019-10-07
GVB hereby notifies all offerors that it will affirmatively ensure that minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit a response to this request for proposal and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race ...

HSBC to eliminate 10,000 jobs to slash costs, says Financial Times
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-07
Logos sit illuminated on the HSBC Holdings Plc. headquarter skyscraper offices in the Canary Wharf business, financial and shopping district in London, United Kingdom, on May 2, 2017. HSBC has ...

Shares fail to fly on listing day, but Axelum unfazed
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-07
"We have already put up the necessary infrastructure to grow our business and with this IPO, we are confident that we are in a better position to pursue our expansion plans and capture the ...

Medical marijuana: A health movement whose time has finally come?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-07
He is also president of the student body at Oaksterdam University in Oakland ... that the very Western countries that pressed the Philippines to pass its harsh antinarcotic legislation in the ...

Tax perks to continue under Citira
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-07
The proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (Citira) will continue to give away tax breaks to priority industries that will generate more jobs and create additional value ...

PayPal plans to beef up PH workforce by 1,000
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-07
PayPal, a global leader in online payment solutions, plans to hire 1,000 more workers by the end of next year, as it inaugurated recently its first consolidated operations site in the Philippines ...

Adhesive in Acrylic Nails, Glucose Monitors Triggers Allergy
Medscape - 2019-10-07
People with acrylic nails have experienced reactions on their fingers, and reports of rashes from patients with continuous glucose monitors attached to their skin have dermatologists taking notice. Although the general cause, when this happens, can be ...

California is cracking down on deepfakes for politics and porn
Digital Trends - 2019-10-07
California is cracking down on deepfakes in both porn and politics. California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed two bills: One (AB 730) which makes it illegal to create or distribute altered video, audio or still photography of candidates, and the ...

US names Hikvision, Chinese security bureaus to economic blacklist
CNBC - 2019-10-07
The U.S. Commerce Department will add 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies to a U.S. trade blacklist over the treatment of Uighur Muslims and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities, sources said. U.S. officials said the announcement was ...

Tiny Stone Tools Show Humans Hunted in the Rainforest 45,000 Years Ago
Smithsonian Magazine - 2019-10-07
A large assemblage of tiny stone tools found in Sri Lanka that date back 45,000 years suggest that not only were humans hunting prey within dense jungles earlier than previously believed, but that they also were in possession of tools that allowed them to ...

PSEi falls 0.28% as market waits for updates on US-China row
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-07
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) declined on Monday as investors stayed on the sidelines as negotiators from the United States and China prepared for another round of talks ...

Successful ocean-monitoring satellite mission ends
Phys.org - 2019-10-07
The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure sea surface height, successfully ended its science mission on Oct. 1.

Kamala Harris unveils 'Children's Agenda' to cut poverty
UPI.com - 2019-10-07
Oct. 7 (UPI) --Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveiled Monday a "Children's Agenda" that aims to cut child poverty by over 50 percent in four years. Sen. Harris, D-Calif., said that as president she would prioritize the issue by signing an ...

Cybercriminals using gifs to corrupt Drupal sites
TechRepublic - 2019-10-07
Hackers are taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the Drupal CMS platform by using malicious code disguised as gifs. Anyone using the Drupal CMS platform should make sure they have patched their system because cybersecurity analysts have seen an uptick in ...

Tony Hale talks 'Toy Story 4,' and how he stays present in his life
Mashable - 2019-10-07
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

Artemis, meet ARTEMIS: Pursuing Sun science at the moon
Phys.org - 2019-10-07
The mission, now renamed THEMIS-ARTEMIS, uses spacecraft that were originally apart of the mission known as Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms, or THEMIS, for ...

Galaxy Fold Remains 'Alarmingly Fragile' Despite Fixes, iFixit Finds
PC Magazine - 2019-10-07
Samsung spent months updating the Galaxy Fold to make it durable and resistant to dust. But in the end, the foldable phone still remains "alarmingly fragile," iFixit says. On Monday, the repair website published a new teardown of the Galaxy Fold, which ...

Tesla News: Electric Vehicle Company Acquires Battery Manufacturing Firm Hibar Systems
International Business Times - 2019-10-07
Tesla (TSLA) has acquired Canadian battery manufacturing company Hibar Systems, as the company was listed as a Tesla subsidiary on a registration filing in Canada on Oct. 2. The Toronto-based firm touted itself on its former website as "truly unique in its ...

LRT-2 says it will conduct partial operations starting Oct. 8
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- The management of troubled LRT-2 has announced it will provide partial operations to train-riding commuters starting on Tuesday, October 8. Light Rail ...

This smart luggage will make your airport trek a lot faster -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2019-10-07
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

State attorneys general meet in Washington to discuss Facebook
Reuters - 2019-10-07
(Reuters) - U.S. state attorneys general investigating Facebook Inc (FB.O) met on Monday with officials of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, both of which are probing the social media giant. New York Attorney General Letitia James ...

Apple TV Plus: Launch date, price, movies and shows to expect
CNET - 2019-10-07
Apple has finally explained what Apple TV Plus is all about (well, almost). With a reported budget of $6 billion to rope in some of Hollywood's biggest stars, Apple TV Plus will launch Nov. 1 for $5 a month. People who buy a new Apple gadget get to ...

20 New Moons Found Around Saturn, Snagging Satellite Record from Jupiter
Space.com - 2019-10-07
Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the solar system's satellite king. Astronomers just discovered 20 previously unknown Saturn moons, boosting the ringed planet's tally of known satellites to 82 -- three more than Jupiter. And there's more exciting news: You ...

State Attorneys General Meet in Washington to Discuss Facebook
U.S. News & World Report - 2019-10-07
FILE PHOTO: Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc's F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Reuters (Reuters) - U.S. state attorneys general investigating Facebook Inc met on Monday with ...

Is 8chan Plotting Return With Ridiculous Rebrand?
The Daily Beast - 2019-10-07
The site tied to multiple mass murders is teasing something new called 8kun. Reporter The notorious forum 8chan is signaling a return after its connection to multiple mass-murders got it booted offline this summer. But its comeback strategy might not be ...

Ireland completes privacy probes into Facebook and Twitter; Possible fines expected by end of 2019
CNBC - 2019-10-07
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has concluded investigations into Facebook's WhatsApp and Twitter over possible breaches of EU data privacy rules, a spokesperson for the agency told CNBC Monday. The investigations will now move into the decision ...

Goodbye, iTunes: Once-Revolutionary App Gone in Mac Update
NBC New York - 2019-10-07
It's time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. That assumes, of course, that you still use iTunes -- and many people no longer do. On iPhones, the ...

Sandigan clears Vitangcol in MRT-3 extortion raps
philstar.com - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Because of the failure of the complainant to testify, the Sandiganbayan yesterday dismissed the graft cases filed against former Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) general manager Al Vitangcol III and PH Trams director Wilson de Vera ...

Laurel Bowden of VC firm 83North on the European deep tech and startup ecosystems
TechCrunch - 2019-10-07
London and Tel Aviv based VC firm 83North has closed out its fifth fund at $300 million, as we reported earlier. It last raised a $250 million fund in 2017 and expects to continue the same ...

Flu Vaccine Cuts Adult Deaths and Child Hospitalizations
Medscape - 2019-10-07
WASHINGTON, DC -- Influenza vaccination reduces the risk for severe outcomes in adults by more than one-third, and the risk for hospitalization in children by half, according to the result of two new studies. The size of these studies over multiple ...

What Causes A Rare Disease That Paralyzes Kids? Researchers Home In On A Virus
NPR - 2019-10-07
The condition strikes young children. It can start with run-of-the-mill virus symptoms, like fever or sniffles. But, then the kids lose control of their limbs, may have trouble swallowing or breathing, or even end up paralyzed. This terrifying experience ...

Successful marketing on a small budget
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-07
I recently paid a visit to a friend who just opened her first business, a laundry shop. During our conversation, she told me that the store had been doing good for the past weeks, but lately ...

Philippine, US, Japanese forces prepare for Kamandag 3 kickoff
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-07
UNITED STATES, Philippines and Japanese service members ... The exercise will also feature cooperative health engagements, civil affairs interactions and community relations events throughout ...

Players With C.T.E. Doubled Their Risk With Every 5.3 Years in Football
New York Times - 2019-10-07
Former tackle football players with severe forms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits, doubled their risk of developing the disease for each 5.3 years they played, according to new study.

Climate change drives Asia's 'life and death' race for food security
NIKKEI - 2019-10-07
Over in the Philippines, the government is gathering extensive data and offering farmers ... especially in the vulnerable countries of Asia." Nikkei staff writers Dylan Loh in Singapore, Masayuki Yuda in Bangkok and Researcher Ella Hermonio in Manila contributed to this report.

Instagram is reportedly getting rid of the feature that let you see what everyone else was liking
Business Insider - 2019-10-07
Starting this week, it will be harder to stalk people's activity on Instagram. Instagram is discontinuing a feature called Following Activity that showed people's likes, comments, and follows in a separate tab, according to a report from BuzzFeed News ...

Lawmakers Seek Protections For Workers Against Lung Damage Tied To Making Countertops
NPR - 2019-10-07
Lawmakers in Congress are calling on the Department of Labor to do more to protect workers who may be unsafely cutting "engineered stone" used for countertops. The material contains high levels of the mineral silica, and breathing in silica dust is dangerous.

Indonesian with ?54-M worth of shabu nabbed at NAIA
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Airport customs authorities arrested an Indonesian woman Monday after finding ?54 million worth of shabu in her luggage. According to the Bureau of ...

T-bill rates decline on easing inflation
philstar.com - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Rates for Treasury bills declined across all tenors on the back of easing inflation, ample domestic liquidity and expectations of a possible rate cut in the US, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported yesterday. During yesterday ...

Tax revenue from sugary drinks hits P24.9 billion in H1, exceeds goal
philstar.com - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) generated P24.9 billion in additional revenue from excise tax collections on sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) in the first half of the year, the Department of Finance (DOF) said over the weekend.

Swearing by swine innovation
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-07
Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines is a program of the SGV Foundation, Inc. with the participation of co-presenters Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, and the Philippine Stock Exchange. In the next few weeks ...

Star City denies arson in 14-hour blaze
philstar.com - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The management of Star City on Sunday dismissed suspicion that the theme park in Pasay City might have been deliberately set on fire. The owners of Star City said it was inappropriate for the Bureau of Fire Protection to make such ...

LBC withdraws application to conduct follow-on offering
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-07
The PDIC case filed before the Department of Justice in 2016 concerns the officials of the now defunct LBC Development Bank, Inc. for estafa, and violation of the PDIC Charter or Republic Act No. 3591 by conducting business in an "unsafe and unsound ...

Globe 5G services offered in parts of Rizal, Cavite, Bulacan
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-07
What the company wants to focus on for now is finding the business potential for 5G before it enters a massive expansion for the network across the country. Globe booked an attributable net income of P12.05 billion in the first half of the year ...

Landbank simplifies lending to farmers
philstar.com - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Government-owned Landbank of the Philippines is targeting to make direct lending programs more accessible and affordable for the agriculture sector as it simplifies its loan requirements. "We understand that applying for loans can ...

Government wants restructured proposal for Bohol airport
philstar.com - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A major change is being sought by the government on the unsolicited proposal of the Aboitiz Group to upgrade, operate and maintain the Bohol-Panglao International Airport after it failed to get the approval of the National ...

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