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Albayalde says Año told him he will finish his term as PNP chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
SILANG, Cavite, Philippines -- Despite being in the midst of being embroiled in the issues of "ninja cops," Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde seems set to finish his term. Albayalde said he spoke with Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, who told him that he will be made to finish his stint as the head of the 190,000 ...

Top business, tech leaders to come together at Digital Transformation Asia this November
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Has modern technology been beneficial or detrimental to businesses? The most pressing questions on digitization and technology are set to gain answers as top industry leaders gather at the Digital Transformation Asia this November 6. The event, set to take place at Shangri-La The Fort in Bonifacio Global City ...

SC allows testimony of Mary Jane Veloso vs. recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines-So as not to curtail her right to due process, the Supreme Court has allowed the taking of the testimony of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso against her recruiters.

Mass transport crisis in areas with no LRT-2 -- Panelo
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo maintained that there is no transport crisis in Metro Manila, except for certain areas. In a press briefing Friday, Panelo was asked if there was a mass transportation crisis in areas where Light Rail Transit (LRT) 2 operations were paralyzed. [Translation ...

Eleazar has mixed emotions on promotion, last day as NCRPO chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Police Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Friday said he has mixed emotions on his promotion at the police force as he will soon leave his post as National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) chief. Eleazar was designated as chief of Directorial Staff of Philippine National Police (PNP), which will be effective on Saturday ...

DILG: 6,899 roads nationwide cleared during 60-day clearing ops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 6,899 roads nationwide have been cleared during the government-ordered 60-day clearing operations, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported Friday. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año bared this during a press conference in Quezon City, saying the reported number of cleared roads was from ...

Police file murder complaint vs. 'drug queen'
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- Alleged "drug queen" Guia Gomez Castro is now facing a criminal complaint for the murder of a "ninja" or drug-linked cop. Authorities filed the case ...

Eat your way to health with Hearty Bread
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-11
The clamor towards a healthier lifestyle is a welcome trend that almost everyone is trying to embrace. The growing number of those who are into Ketogenic diet and those who are cutting back on sugar says it all. While we were raised to fear the effects of fat in our body, we failed to notice that Sugar can be far notorious. A special type of ...

LIST: Canceled flights from October 11 to 13 - Miaa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines also canceled flight PR 431 from Tokyo-Narita to Manila scheduled for Sunday, October 13. Cebu Pacific also announced the following flights to and from Japan for Saturday, October 12, that are canceled as of 4 p.m.: The airline said that all affected passengers will be re-accommodated on the next available flights ...

SSS allows up to ?200,000 loan for pensioners on Elderly Filipino Week
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- The Social Security System (SSS) announced a fresh borrowing program for pensioners worth up to ?200,000. In celebration of the Elderly Filipino ...

Typhoon advancing toward Tokyo area on holiday weekend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
The typhoon is spreading fear, especially in Chiba, near Tokyo, which was hit by Typhoon Faxai last month and where homes still have damage. Chiba city distributed sandbags to shield against flooding and urged residents to make sure they have enough food and water, and their phones are charged. /kga Click here for more weather related news."

Puerto Princesa generates P28 billion in investment pledges at Manila forum
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-11
Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron invites investors to set up businesses in Puerto Princesa during the business forum it held in Manila in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development.

Average farmgate price of palay lowest in nearly 8 years
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) - The farm gate price of unmilled rice or palay is now at its lowest level since 2011, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed. In its latest update, the PSA said that as of third week of September, the average palay price hit P15.96 per kilo for the first time since December 2011, in ...

COEXSTAR.PH officially launched their cryptocurrency exchange platform and is now open for trading
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-11
ABA Global Philippines Inc. under the trade name of Coexstar obtained the official license of the cryptocurrency exchange from the Bangko Sentral ng Philipinas (BSP) on March 21 this year. A company official said "After obtaining the license, we will faithfully implement the requirements of the AMLC, and commission Nullforge Security Inc ...

Panelo took 4 jeepney rides, almost 4 hours in commute challenge to Malacañang
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- It took presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo four jeepney rides and almost four hours from Marikina City to Malacañang in Manila to finish his commute challenge early Friday morning. Panelo started his journey at 5:15 a.m. in Marikina City and reached a gate of the Malacañang complex at 8:46 a.m. Two hours after his ...

Boeing and Porsche team up to develop flying electric car
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
(CNN) -- Boeing and Porsche, meet George Jetson. The US aircraft giant and German sports car maker announced Thursday they are teaming up to "explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace," through "a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle." Translation: They want to develop an ...

Endless search for alternative routes to SLEX
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
Every day, five days a week, I travel from Cavite province to Makati City for work. That is 38 to 45 kilometers one way, depending on what route I take. South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) via Carmona is my preferred route. For three years, this has allowed me the fastest travel time for the total distance of 45 km despite the toll of P158 if I take ...

Tech billionaires dominate China's rich list. Some pig farmers also had a good year
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
(CNN) - China's wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of tech entrepreneurs, although some pharmaceutical moguls and pig farmers are breaking into the ranks of the super rich. There were fewer millionaires and billionaires on the Hurun Report's rich list for a second year in a row, but their average wealth increased as ...

Palay prices hit lowest in 8 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-10
The average farm gate price of palay has slid to its lowest in eight years, according to the data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Based on the latest weekly price monitoring report of the PSA, a kilo of palay was sold at an average of P15.96 during the third week of September, down 1.4 percent and 30.1 percent from week-ago and ...

Welcome to Araneta City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-10
The pioneering business and lifestyle hub in Quezon City that used to be known as the Araneta Center has greatly transformed throughout the years, with changes accelerating over the past 10 years under the massive redevelopment program. And this transformation was punctuated by a fitting name change: from Araneta Center, the residential ...

Your mass consumer data collection is destroying consumer trust
TechCrunch - 2019-10-10
Jascha Kaykas-Wolff is CMO of Mozilla. These are dark days for trust. Darkest of all for marketers and advertisers. Only 3% of people trust marketing and advertising, the lowest of any industry or practice, and that trust is falling fastest among millennials, an ominous sign for the future. We have no one to blame but ourselves. Like everyone ...

Quantum USA Vs. Quantum China: The World's Most Important Technology Race
Forbes - 2019-10-10
Paul Smith-Goodson is Moor Insights & Strategy's analyst in-residence for Quantum Computing. China understands the strategic importance of quantum technology to both its economy and its military. Many analysts, researchers, politicians, and military leaders believe as I do - the United States has allowed China to take the lead in many areas of ...

Mark Zuckerberg says brain-reading wearables are coming, but certain functions may require implanted devices
CNBC - 2019-10-10
Zuckerberg said on Thursday said that he's thinking more about brain-controlling wearable and implantable technology. "The goal is to eventually make it so that you can think something and control something in virtual or augmented reality," he said. Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that he wants to work on brain-controlling wearable and ...

RigUp Raises $300M To Continue Building The Next Generation Of The Energy Workforce
Forbes - 2019-10-10
When evaluating sectors where job growth will be significant in the coming years, few beat oil and gas. Specifically, according to estimates by IHS markets, the oil and gas sectors will create over 2 million jobs over the next 17 years. And as the gig economy becomes an increasingly promising route for Americans workers, it is becoming ...

Da Vinci's Forgotten Design for the Longest Bridge in the World Proves What a Genius He Was
Live Science - 2019-10-10
Leonardo da Vinci was truly a Renaissance man, impressing both his contemporaries and modern observers with his intricate designs that spanned many disciplines. But although he's best known for iconic works such as "Mona Lisa" and "Last Supper," in the early 16th century, da Vinci designed a lesser-known structure: a bridge for the Ottoman ...

Super Typhoon Hagibis, currently packing winds to 150 mph, may impact Tokyo
Washington Post - 2019-10-10
Now packing winds of 150 mph, Hagibis, the behemoth super typhoon crashing through the northwest Pacific, may come to impact Japan as the equivalent of a Category 1 or 2 hurricane this weekend. The Japanese capital of Tokyo, home to more than nine million people, is preparing for wind gusts approaching 100 mph as the system likely arrives ...

An Author Changed the Cover of His Book on Amazon Into a Message Urging Amazon Workers to Unionize
Entrepreneur - 2019-10-10
Mike Monteiro believes Amazon workers should unionize. Last week, the self-published author realized he could get Amazon to print and distribute unionization materials to its own workers -- all he had to do was print them on the front of his book. Monteiro's book, Ruined by Design, is for sale on Amazon, which provides a platform for authors to ...

Rediscount loans drop
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-10
In turn, the banks may use the fresh cash -- whether in peso, dollar or yen -- to disburse more loans for corporate or retail clients and service unexpected withdrawals. In a statement, the BSP said bulk of the loans during the nine-month period were used to fund other credits, amounting to 64.11% of the total, made up of capital asset ...

Zuckerberg says Amazon cloud bill for his philanthropy is sky-high: 'Let's call Jeff up and talk about this'
CNBC - 2019-10-10
Mark Zuckerberg said in a discussion at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that compute costs are a big hurdle for scientists. Genomic data and analysis require massive IT and storage capabilities. Zuckerberg joked that he should bring it up with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: "Let's call up Jeff and talk about this." Mark Zuckerberg took a break from his ...

SFO plans to surround airport with 10-mile wall to protect against rising bay waters
Mercury News - 2019-10-10
Concerned that rising waves will flood runways and buildings in the coming years, officials at San Francisco International Airport are moving ahead with a $587 million plan to build a major new sea wall around the entire airport. The plan, the latest ...

AP Explains: Streaming of German synagogue attack on Twitch
Charlotte Observer - 2019-10-10
The attacker who killed two people in a shooting at a German synagogue livestreamed the assault on Twitch, a video service owned by Amazon. It was one of the first violent attacks streamed on the service, which is best known for letting people watch others play competitive video games. Here's what you need to know about Twitch. WATCHING PEOPLE ...

Vaping-related deaths surge to 26, with 1,299 reported U.S. illnesses, CDC says
UPI.com - 2019-10-10
Oct. 10 (UPI) --The number of deaths connected to vaping-related lung injury has soared to 26, and the number of confirmed and probable cases has risen to 1,299 reported in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug ...

A floating plastic island in the San Francisco Bay may offer a new way to protect coasts from floods. It could even house people inside.
Business Insider - 2019-10-10
A tiny fiberglass island is bobbing up and down in the San Francisco Bay right now. From far away, it looks like a beluga whale poking through the water. Up close, it looks like a misshapen raft. In reality, it's a buoyant structure known as the "Float Lab," which is designed to foster a floating ecosystem. The prototype was deployed in ...

Gov't agencies fail to comply with anti-hazing law - lawmaker
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- More than a year since the new anti-hazing law was enacted, several government agencies have supposedly failed to comply with their mandate under the measure. BH party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy told CNN Philippines' On the Record that the Commission on Higher Education has yet to release its ...

DOE told: Account for nuke program funding
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-10
For his part, President Duterte confirmed reports that among the business agreements signed during his Russia state visit is the possible construction of floating nuclear power plants in the country, even as the President admitted he was unsure whether the deal was constitutional or not. Asked about the general public sentiment toward the ...

DICT backs push for transparent, graft-free Central Business Portal
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-10
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has deployed a one-stop shop for business-related government transactions in a bid to hasten processes, improve transparency and minimize or even eradicate corruption. DICT Chief Gregorio B. Honasan II said on Thursday the Central Business Portal (CBP) will serve as a central ...

How Software-Defined Perimeter Mitigates Common Security Threats
eWeek - 2019-10-10
eWEEK DATA POINTS RESOURCE PAGE: A new paradigm for remote access called Software-Defined Perimeters (SDPs) has taken a zero-trust approach to remote access that replaces broad network access with granular, identity-based access to important IT resources.

Researchers discover material that could someday power quantum computer
Phys.org - 2019-10-10
Quantum computers with the ability to perform complex calculations, encrypt data more securely and more quickly predict the spread of viruses, may be within closer reach thanks to a new discovery by Johns Hopkins researchers. "We've found that a certain superconducting material contains special properties that could be the building blocks for ...

Vaping Illnesses Keep Climbing Upward, Nearing 1,300
New York Times - 2019-10-10
The outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping grew by more than 200 cases in a week, now totaling 1299, with 26 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. The figures mean that 219 new cases and seven new deaths were reported. Cases have occurred in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the United States ...

The Grand Midori rises in Ortigas
philstar.com - 2019-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Federal Land, the property development arm of the Ty-led GT Capital Holdings Inc., is putting up The Grand Midori along Exchange Road in Ortigas Center, the second iteration of the brand in the country following the success of first The Grand Midori in Makati. The two-tower high-rise development will offer prime living ...

Diversify-exports call sounded as growth slows
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-10
On Thursday, the Philippine Statistics ... Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD) Director Alvin P. Ang told the BusinessMirror that both public and private sector should step up ...

Activision Blizzard Faces Backlash From Senators, Employees For Banning Pro-Hong Kong Protest 'Hearthstone' Player
International Business Times - 2019-10-10
American video game holding company Activision Blizzard is facing major backlash for banning a professional gamer for voicing his support of the Hong Kong protestors during a tournament live stream. "Hearthstone" player Ng Wai Chung, also known as ...

DAR awards 200 hectares to Rizal farmers
philstar.com - 2019-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed 200 hectares of agricultural land to 176 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Tanay, Rizal. DAR Secretary John Castriciones led the distribution of certificates of land ownership award. Castriciones said the government through the Land Bank of the ...

WB: PHL likely to miss growth targets
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-10
Ms. Rong cited growth drivers up to 2021 as public spending, especially on infrastructure, and a pickup in private investments after all tax reforms -- especially one that will slash the corporate income tax gradually to 20% by 2029 from 30% currently -- are enacted. Business has also been pressing the government to end uncertainty from a ...

The rise of rice
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-10
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, BusinessWorld will feature each of the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year ...

DOH chief signs IRR of Universal Health Care
philstar.com - 2019-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- With a required funding of P1.5 trillion until 2024, the government is eyeing a progressive implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) law after Health Secretary Francisco Duque III signed yesterday its implementing rules and regulations (IRR). "The implementation of the law is going to be universal in scope ...

Schedule of free LRT 2 rides for students adjusted
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) has adjusted the schedule of free rides offered to students in the aftermath of fire which affected operations at three stations of the LRT 2 line. The LRTA posted the announcement on Twitter Thursday, saying free rides for students would now be only from 3 p ...

Delay in processing permits for power projects dismays Zubiri
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday expressed frustration over delays in the processing of permits of stakeholders for them to undertake energy development projects in the country. Zubiri, who authored the Ease of Doing Business Law, said he still receives complaints from investors in the energy sector ...

World Bank downgrades Philippines growth forecast
philstar.com - 2019-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Bank has downgraded its 2019 growth forecast for the Philippines to 5.8 percent, taking into account the weak and uncertain external environment and the slowdown in public investments in the first semester. In its Philippines Economic Update, the multilateral bank has downgraded its 2019 growth forecast for the ...

Lawson plans tenfold jump in Philippine convenience stores
NIKKEI - 2019-10-10
TOKYO -- Japanese convenience store operator Lawson will expand its footprint in the Philippines to about 500 stores by 2024, a tenfold increase from the roughly 50 currently open as its pushes forward with an aggressive overseas expansion. The expansion is being made possible through a partnership Lawson struck with local conglomerate Ayala ...

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