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Bantag ready to risk life to put BuCor back in order
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines-Newly appointed chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Gerald Q. Bantag said he was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to fulfill his mandate of putting the ...

For Women In Venture Capital, Courage Is The Asset That Matters
Forbes - 2019-09-30
Susan Choe and her husband, Tom, hiked in the Gobi Desert after her startup's board of directors ... [+] removed her as CEO. It was "soul filtering" she said. She's now a leading woman VC. Susan Choe Susan Choe was in the Gobi Desert in 2011 when she got ...

Single-Payer Backing by AAFP Rebuffed
Medscape - 2019-09-30
PHILADELPHIA -- A proposal to choose single-payer as the healthcare delivery system supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) was rejected last week after a lengthy debate in a reference committee hearing. The resolution put forward by ...

AboitizPower begins last tranche of retail bonds offer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-30
Aboitiz Power Corp. yesterday kicked off the offer period for its P12 billion worth of fixed-rate retail bonds, the third tranche of a P30-billion package registered with the Securities and ...

Google examined WeWork search results and reportedly found 'the most alarming negative sentiment trends' it's seen for such a company
Business Insider - 2019-09-30
When the head of U.S. marketing for the beleaguered WeWork met with Google representatives in August -- weeks before seeking investors for an IPO -- the coworking giant learned that its online sentiment was "alarmingly negative," Reeves Wiedeman ...

Some WeWork employees are now worried that they have a 'black mark' on their resume
Business Insider - 2019-09-30
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Reddit has broadened its anti-harassment rules and banned a major incel forum
The Verge - 2019-09-30
Reddit has revised its policies to make cracking down on abuse easier. An administrator posted the new rules earlier today, saying that the "narrowness" of the earlier policy had reduced its effectiveness. These new changes broaden the definition of ...

UP calls for privacy after death of Sigma Rho member involved in leaked chats
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- University of the Philippines (UP) officials are appealing to students to drop talk about a recent hazing issue which surfaced in an alleged conversation among Sigma Rho members, following the death of one ...

Drug suspect slain; P3.7-million marijuana seized
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- A suspected drug dealer was killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Sablan, Benguet on Sunday. Arturo Bullo, 46, fired at law enforcers in a drug bust in Barangay Banangan, police said. In Kalinga, three minors ...

These Are 30 Most Desirable Tech Companies to Work At, According to a Survey or 3,600 Employees
Inc - 2019-09-30
Career marketplace Hired asked 3,600 tech workers to share which tech companies they want to work at most for Hired's 2019 Brand Health report. The final list is 30 private and public tech companies across the US, many of which are located in Silicon Valley.

Senate to review AFP deal with Chinese-backed telco
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Senators on Monday requested Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to defer an agreement allowing a Chinese-backed telecom for, to build communication facilities in military ...

FDA OKs First Treatment for Rare Types of Vasculitis in Kids
Medscape - 2019-09-30
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved rituximab (Rituxan, Genentech) injection, in combination with glucocorticoids, to treat granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) in children aged 2 years or older.

Musicians and Fans Unite to Keep Facial Recognition Tech Out of Concerts
Fortune - 2019-09-30
Musicians and fans have been banding together against the possibility of facial recognition being used at live events.Felix Kästle--picture alliance via Getty Images Last year, Ticketmaster ...

Many elderly, disabled Americans are going hungry, study finds
UPI.com - 2019-09-30
Almost 1 in 10 U.S. seniors doesn't have enough food to eat, a new study shows. And for those under 65 who qualify for Medicare because they're disabled, 4 of 10 may be going hungry, the researchers added. "People are always talking about Medicare and how ...

Jeepney groups: Transport strike was a success
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- Monday's nationwide transport strike caused commuters to arrive late for work because of the scarcity of jeepneys on the roads in the morning.

Gene-based therapy shows promise for advanced prostate cancer
UPI.com - 2019-09-30
A drug that targets faulty gene repair may buy more time for some men with advanced prostate cancer, a new clinical trial finds. Experts called the study "landmark," because it zeroed in on men with particular gene mutations that can be targeted with newer ...

Renewable-energy pitfalls in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-30
It argues that refund is not an option while the business exists. These are two issues that make investors think twice of investing on RE in the Philippines. The risk of not being able to recover ...

Baguio police identify 4 more suspects in Dormitorio slay
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- Baguio City police have identified four more suspects in the death of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet 1st Class Darwin Dormitorio.

House body zeroes in on POGO taxation in next crackdown phase
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
Hence, Mr. Salceda said, the bill could impose a "presumptive corporate income tax" of $1,000 per seat, adding that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) could collect about P76 billion a year from POGO taxes. The government collected about P289 million ...

Making the right moves
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
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 ...

SM: Forever 21 in Philippines 'unaffected' by bankruptcy filing
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Bad news: Fashion retailer Forever 21 has declared that it has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States to reportedly restructure its business. The good news: Forever 21 shops in the Philippines will not be ...

Onyok continues to bring rains in Northern Luzon
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
If it maintains its present speed and direction, Onyok was expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility last night or this morning, according to PAGASA senior weather forecaster Chris Perez. As of 4 p.m. yesterday, the eye of the typhoon was ...

JFC told to back up CITIRA job loss claims
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has challenged the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines to back their claims on the estimated job losses due to the Corporate Tax Income and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA).

Anti-poll fraud group: What did Mocha do to deserve P155,000/month OWWA post?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-30
The anti-election fraud group Kontra Daya has joined a growing chorus of opposition to the appointment of former sexy dancer Mocha Uson, an avid supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte who tried to ...

Udenna, China firm form joint venture with Pasay LGU
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has given its approval to the joint venture between the group composed of Udenna Development Corp., Ulticon Builders Inc. and China Harbour Engineering Co. and the Pasay City government ...

Applicants beat voter registration deadline
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Applicants crowded the local offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as the two-month voter registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls next year ended yesterday. James Jimenez, spokesman for the poll ...

Inflation seen falling to 1% in September
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Inflation may decline to as low as one percent in September from 1.7 percent in August with the higher oil prices due to the attacks in Saudi Arabia oil facilities as well as the impact of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak seen ...

DICT ramps up free WiFi hotspots
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is ramping up by five times its target free WiFi hotspots nationwide by the end of the Duterte administration. Information and Communications Technology Secretary ...

New Cebu City tower seeks to attract BPO companies, entrepreneurs
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
A NEW office tower in Cebu Business Park (CBP) is seeking to attract business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, outsourcing suppliers, and Filipino entrepreneurs. The 17-storey Mabuhay Tower CBP, which will offer nearly 9,100 square meters in gross ...

Sandigan affirms conviction of ex-Kalinga mayor, wife
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has upheld the conviction of former Tabuk, Kalinga mayor Camilo Lammawin Jr. and his wife Salud for extorting money from a construction firm in 2002. In a resolution promulgated on Sept. 11 and released yesterday ...

2 dead, 20 hurt in Bukidnon road mishap
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- Two persons died and 20 others were injured when their bus rolled over along the highway in Impasugong, Bukidnon over the weekend. The fatalities were identified as Marisol Marinay, 23, a teacher from Barangay Kawayan ...

Liquidity, bank lending growth ease in August despite demand
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
and slower global economic growth/outlook largely brought about by the lingering US-China trade war," Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. chief economist Michael L. Ricafort said in an email. UnionBank of the Philippines, Inc. chief economist Ruben Carlo O.

Jollibee keen on US, China expansion
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Asian food conglomerate Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is unfazed by the ongoing trade war between the US and China and its negative impact on both countries as it targets to expand in the two biggest economies in the world, its ...

Court junks parricide, murder raps in Barrameda slay
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- After 10 years, a Malabon City court has dismissed the murder and parricide charges in connection with the killing of Ruby Rose Barrameda, whose body was recovered off Navotas in a drum filled with concrete in 2009. In a decision ...

Project for homeless Pinoys launched in Quezon City today
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- A public-private cooperation initiative seeking to build one million houses for one million homeless Filipino families will be launched today, with Quezon City as a pilot area. Spearheaded by international development organization ...

PGH budget cut by P456 million
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) suffered a P456-million budget cut for next year, which Congress must restore or increase to avert a deterioration in its delivery of services to the poor, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph ...

Senate OKs bill resetting barangay, SK polls
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate approved on third and final reading yesterday a bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections from May 2020 to Dec. 5, 2022. "With 21 affirmative votes, no negative vote and no abstention, Senate ...

More banks, institutions submit credit data to CIC
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
Included in the list are the credit card arms of large banks such as BDO Unibank, Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., Security Bank Corp., Philippine National Bank, and UnionBank of the ...

NIA contractor gunned down
philstar.com - 2019-09-30
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- A contractor of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and his companion were killed in a gun attack in this city on Saturday. Capt. Jason Sto. Domingo, Bulua police station chief, said Wilmer Apostol, 44, NIA ...

Storm signals lifted as 'Onyok' moves away from PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- The weather bureau has lifted all storm signals as Typhoon Onyok begins to move out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). In its 11 p.m ...

DOTr eyes Marikina-Ortigas cable car line
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- In a bid to find solutions to help passengers bear the burden of their daily commute, the government is eyeing an alternative way to beat traffic ...

Guevarra submits partial list of freed heinous crime convicts up for rearrest
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has submitted a partial list of heinous crime convicts previously freed through the expanded Good Conduct Time ...

BuCor releases 35 more surrenderers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines-The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has confirmed the release of the third batch of surrenderers, Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said Monday. Perete said BuCor recently ...

DOST adopting two-way approach to build health startups in PH
newsbytes.ph - 2019-09-30
The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) said it is looking at two ways to fast-track its technology transfer program to ...

Defense department confirms Chinese coast guard presence in Ayungin Shoal
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- Defense officials have confirmed reports of the presence of the Chinese coast guard at the Ayungin Shoal. In a Senate budget hearing Monday ...

Economists see 0.9 to 1% inflation in September
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-30
Economists see inflation further easing in September despite an increase in fuel prices following an attack on Saudi oil facilities. Twelve of 13 economists polled by Inquirer last week projected ...

Why are they so enraged?
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
Oscar P. Lagman, Jr. is a retired corporate executive, business consultant, and management professor. He has been a politicized citizen since his college days in the late 1950s. The Italian SuperEnalotto lottery is currently offering a EUR205.4 million ...

Insurer, Asian Institute of Management launch open innovation program course
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-30
The insurer describes the IFP as a platform that will "enable companies, entrepreneurs, business-minded individuals and innovative students to inspire and develop solutions to real-world ...

Lorenzana agrees to Senate review of AFP-Dito telco deal
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- The country's defense chief has agreed to defer his decision on a controversial deal allowing a China-backed telecommunications company to put up ...

553 pass special nurse licensure exam in Middle East
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 553 examinees passed the special professional licensure examination for nurses in the Middle East, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Monday.

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