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Hontiveros wants NBP doctor stripped of license for giving hospital passes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The New Bilibid Prison (NBP) hospital doctor who allegedly gave hospital passes to convicts and drug lords should be stripped of his medical license, Senator Risa ...

PDEA chief admits he cowered as family received threats after 'ninja cops' testimony
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) -- "Sir, pinaghahandaan nila ang pamilya mo (Sir, they are preparing to attack your family)." These words made Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief ...

Electrical fire forces LRT-2 to suspend operations
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) -- Heads up, commuters. The Light Rail Transit (LRT-2) has suspended operations until Friday after an electric fire sparked in its power supply transformers.

2 pass special certified public accountant licensure exam in the Middle East
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Only two of the 164 examinees passed the special professional licensure examination for certified public accountants in the Middle East, the Professional Regulation ...

DOLE: Another Filipino fisherman found dead in collapsed Taiwan bridge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The missing Filipino fisherman from a collapsed bridge in Taiwan was found dead, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has confirmed. According to DOLE, the ...

Star City ceases operations until further notice
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) - Amusement park Star City in Pasay City will be indefinitely closed due to the extensive damage caused by the fire that hit most of its premises, its ...

Star City ceases operations until further notice
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) - Amusement park Star City in Pasay City will be indefinitely closed due to the extensive damage caused by the fire that hit most of its premises, its ...

20% of Bilibid inmates die every year due to overcrowding, hospital head says
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) -- Around 20 percent of inmates at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), or approximately 5,200 individuals, die every year due to overcrowding, the chief of the ...

Poe suggests business-class train coaches for MRT-3
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Grace Poe floated on Thursday the possibility of providing business-class train coaches for the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) to help ease traffic along Edsa.

Makabayan bloc to Albayalde: Resign now
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The progressive House Makabayan bloc demanded Thursday the immediate resignation of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde and others implicated in ...

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake jolts Calatagan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook Calatagan town in Batangas on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake struck at 12:54 p ...

Missing Filipino fisherman in Taiwan bridge collapse found dead
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) -- The missing Filipino fisherman caught in the Taiwan bridge collapse has been found dead. Romulo Escalicas, Jr., 29 years old, died when a 140-meter ...

Aquino recants; pins Albayalde on case vs Pampanga cops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Exposing an alleged plot against his family, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino finally admitted that Philippine National Police (PNP) chief ...

Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines named as likely 5G laggards
NIKKEI - 2019-10-03
SINGAPORE -- Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines will lag behind other Asian countries in the deployment of fifth-generation mobile networks, although Singapore is poised to lead the race ...

Russian PM welcomes Duterte to 'better White House'
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) -- President Rodrigo Duterte was welcomed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on Wednesday during his five-day official visit. Duterte ...

Lawmaker bats for approval of bill vs. abuse, neglect of senior citizens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines - Muntinlupa City Rep. Ruffy Biazon is hoping that the 18th Congress would pass a bill that will penalize individuals who abuse and neglect senior citizens. Biazon refiled ...

JV Ejercito sounds off on 'unthinkable' DOH budget cut - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Sen. JV Ejercito, in a Facebook post, condemned the recent slashing of the Department of Health's proposed 2020 budget as "unthinkable and alarming" in the face of a myriad of pressing public health concerns. He was referring ...

Biggest lottery jackpot in the world - EUR190 million - could be won in the Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
EuroMillions, the leading lottery in Europe, may not be a household name like the American Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, but it is attracting attention across everywhere. This week ...

Mapúa University in Manila suspends classes over bomb threat
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) -- Mapúa University in Intramuros, Manila received another bomb threat on Thursday morning, forcing school officials to suspend classes. "Classes are suspended due to a reported bomb threat. Students and ...

Mapúa Manila suspends classes anew due to bomb threat - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines-- Mapúa University suspended classes and work in its Manila campus on Thursday due to a bomb threat reported received two weeks after one prompted cancelled classes. "Students and employees are required to vacate the Intramuros ...

US will move ahead with Europe tariffs over Airbus
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
(CNN) -- The United States plans to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European exports as soon as October 18, a senior US Trade Representative official said on a call with reporters Wednesday.

Soaring eagle films crumbling Alpine glaciers as Earth warms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
he added. Weather permitting, the nine-year-old Victor will set off Thursday from the top of the Swiss mountain Piz Corvatsch with a 360-degree camera on his back and a GPS to track his progress.

Microsoft teases new foldable phone and unveils AirPods rival
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
(CNN) -- Several years after Microsoft began retreating from the smartphone market, the company now appears to be trying to break back in. Microsoft teased a new phone at its annual Surface press ...

Trump lets states, cities refuse refugees for 1st time in US
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
SAN DIEGO - When President Donald Trump dramatically slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., he also gave state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept them for the ...

Asian markets dip lower after weak US data stirs economic concerns
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
(CNN) -- Asian markets dipped Wednesday after the United States reported particularly dour manufacturing data -- a potentially troubling sign for the global economy. Japan's Nikkei was down 0.6% ...

Filipino prelate named papal envoy to Spain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Pope Francis has appointed Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza as apostolic nuncio to Spain and Andorra less than two years before the celebration of the 500th anniversary ...

Duterte, Medvedev vow to sustain closer ties
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW -- President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday committed to sustain the closer bilateral ties between their countries that the Philippine leader ...

US ban on PH officials in De Lima case played down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Only when the United States Senate approves the amendment to a budget bill seeking a US ban on Philippine officials involved in the detention of Sen. Leila de Lima would he ...

Makati subway project extension to Naia eyed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
Businessman Antonio Tiu-led Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc., lead private sector proponent of the Makati subway project, is keen on extending this mass transportation system through the city of ...

Antitrust body fines 8990 Holdings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has fined 8990 Holdings, Inc. and Urban Deca Homes Manila Condominium Corp. over P27 million for abusing their dominance when it entered into an ...

SEC issues CDO VS Scentkoworld, parent
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered Scentko World Corp. and its parent firm, Brendahl Cruz Holdings Inc., to stop illegal solicitation of investments in the guise of marketing ...

PSE spends P445 million in buyback program
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-02
THE Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) on Wednesday said it spent some P445.1 million in its share buyback program still being held by the brokers. The amount is 83 percent of its P532.01 ...

Healthcare tops other industries for cybersecurity breaches - 2019-10-02
Oct. 2 (UPI) --A crippling ransomware attack on multiple Alabama hospitals emphasizes a growing concern about healthcare computer system vulnerabilities that threaten privacy, as well as the general availability of services. Researchers reported last week ...

Breast Cancer Patients Who Benefit From Chemo: New TAILORx Data
Medscape - 2019-10-02
New data confirm the value of using a 21-gene expression test (Oncotype DX, Genomic Health) to guide use of adjuvant chemotherapy in early breast cancer. The new results come from a secondary analysis of the huge, federally funded Trial Assigning ...

Philippines launches polio vaccine campaign after new outbreak
Al Jazeera English - 2019-10-02
The Philippines has launched a polio immunisation campaign and declared an outbreak in the country after confirming two cases in children and finding the virus in sewage in two provinces, the country's Department of Health said. The confirmed cases ended a ...

DA inks P433-million rice-seed deal
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-02
"They have outstanding track records and have been in the business for a long time. None of them are newly registered and they continue to step up their game to produce high-quality seeds that ...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
U.S. News & World Report - 2019-10-02
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA is ranked No. 8 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll. It is nationally ranked in 12 adult specialties and rated high performing in 9 adult procedures and ...

Three space station fliers set for return to Earth
CBS News - 2019-10-02
Three space station fliers -- a Russian commander, a NASA flight engineer and the first United Arab Emirates space traveler -- finished packing Wednesday for a fiery overnight plunge back to Earth and landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan Thursday morning ...

One Thing You Can Do: Smarter Laundry
New York Times - 2019-10-02
On average, American households do about 300 loads of laundry every year. Heating the water and running the machines can consume enormous amounts of energy, and that means plenty of greenhouse gas emissions. While efficiency has improved significantly in ...

Google just upped its privacy game, will allow users to delete YouTube history, search privately in Maps
NBC News - 2019-10-02
Google is rolling out new privacy tools that help users cover their digital footprints on Google-owned websites, while also making sure people are staying safe across the internet. The first new tool is a password check-up tool that audits all of the ...

This could be your first subscription-based vehicle
Mashable - 2019-10-02
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 ...

Microsoft announces its new Surface Pro 7 tablet
CNBC - 2019-10-02
Microsoft is hosting its annual hardware event in New York on Wednesday. The company is likely to debut at least three new Surface products, as well as a dual-screen laptop and possibly a new speaker or earbuds. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. EST.

YouTube is testing a program for creators to self-report controversial content
CNET - 2019-10-02
YouTube has been dogged by scandals over the content on its platform, including videos related to extremism and child exploitation. Meanwhile, video creators have complained about YouTube's rules for demonetization, which shuts their videos out from ...

Most Netflix subscribers won't leave for Disney's or Apple's services, survey finds
CNBC - 2019-10-02
Piper Jaffray remains unfazed by the recent drop in Netflix shares, sticking by its optimistic forecast. In a September survey of Netflix subscribers, the firm found that risks from competitors may be overblown. "Our survey suggests that the majority (~75% ...

Deciphering photocarrier dynamics for tuneable high-performance perovskite-organic semiconductor heterojunction phototransistors
Nature - 2019-10-02
Looking beyond energy harvesting, metal-halide perovskites offer great opportunities to revolutionise large-area photodetection technologies due to their high absorption coefficients, long diffusion lengths, low trap densities and simple processability.

Microsoft Surface Neo is the foldable, dual-screen tablet you didn't know you needed
CNET - 2019-10-02
If folding screens aren't quite ready for prime time, devices with two screens are ready to step up instead. Microsoft is adding to its Surface lineup of PCs with a device with dual 9-inch displays called the Surface Neo, briefly shown at the company's ...

Zynga Hack In September Exposes Information Of Over 200 Million 'Words With Friends' Players
International Business Times - 2019-10-02
Over 200 million players who enjoy the app "Words with Friends" had their log-in account information stolen in a massive September hack. The hack was first reported by Hacker News, who revealed app publisher Zynga was the latest victim of a mass ...

Oral Contraceptives Tied to Depressive, Psychiatric Symptoms in Teens
Medscape - 2019-10-02
Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk for depressive and other psychiatric symptoms in young women, new research shows. A large prospective cohort study showed that individuals who took oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) reported ...

Damosa wooing more Mindanao investors to Anflo industrial hub
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-02
On the local level, homegrown firm First Panabo Tropical Foods of Sagrex, famous for its export quality banana-based products, is also doing business in Anflo. Manly Plastics Inc. agreed to occupy ...

Understanding the genomic signature of coevolution - 2019-10-02
An international team of researchers including limnologists from the University of Konstanz shows that rapid genomic changes during antagonistic species interactions are shaped by the reciprocal ...

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